Johan Kammerstad shoots stunning 73 to win Australian All Abilities Championship

Johan Kammerstad knew he hadn’t shown his best in the early rounds of the Australian All Abilities Championship, presented by ISPS Handa.

Words by Mark Hayes at Golf Australia

But today, when it came, it was simply overwhelming.

The bearded Swede’s stellar short game roasted his opposition; his one-over-par 73 from the same tees remarkably better than 25 players in the concurrent Australian Open field’s final round.

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The Australian Open was facing the same challenges 54 years ago

Attracting the world’s best golfers to play the Australian Open has always been a challenge as suggested in this article from 1964.

While researching the history of the Australian Open, and in particular the first time it was hosted at The Lakes I stumbled upon this article published just prior to the 1964 Australian Open in the Canberra Times.

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Cameron Smith on Australian Open: “I really want to get this one”

Cameron Smith has his mind firmly set on two things this week: The Australian Open and meat pies.

Returning to Australia to play the Australian Open, World Cup of Golf and Australian PGA Championship, Cameron Smith has employed a different strategy this year.

By his own admission he normally relaxes a little after the Asian tournament before coming back home but this time he has his eyes firmly on raising the Stonehaven Cup.

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A brief history of the Australian Open and what to expect this week

The Australian Open returns to the Lakes Golf Club and golf tragic Scott Warren takes us on a brief tour of the history of this prestigious event and gives us a preview of what to expect this week.

Words by Scott Warren

While the Australian Open no longer draws a deep “who’s who” of world golf as it did through the 1960s and ‘70s, it has experienced a resurgence in recent years to present fields sprinkled with stars, playing on at times very good courses bathed in summer sunshine at a time of year when much of the Northern Hemisphere has put the clubs away for winter.

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