Adam Scott launches new ‘Pin’ golf app

World Champion Golfer Adam Scott launches Pin, a golf app designed to make the game more accessible.

Adam Scott and the team at Upswing Labs have launched a new golf app, Pin which has been in the works for a few years.

The app is multi-faceted providing golfers with a way to access golf courses, keep scorecards and track performance with statistics, and keep up-to-date with golf news lifestyle articles, coaching and fitness tips, and view up-to-date leader boards from around the globe.

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Lightning strike leaves its mark on green at Narooma Golf Club

This is what it looks like after lightning hits a green on a golf course.

The golf course can be a dangerous place to be during a thunderstorm. Walking around in the open ground wielding metal sticks is a recipe for disaster.

A lightning strike left its mark on the second green at Narooma Golf Club following thunderstorms on Wednesday, and this image (we’ve edited it a little) was posted on their Facebook page.

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Golf handicapping and slope: Why has my handicap changed?

Here is why your handicap may change following the latest, and last, round of handicapping changes made to Australian golf.

By now you may have heard that Golf Australia is unveiling a raft of changes to complete the overhaul of the Australian golf handicapping system. You may well head over to GolfLink (from 7pm tonight) to check out your handicap and notice it has changed.

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Golf Australia videos explain slope and new handicap system

Golf Australia have released a series of videos which help to explain how the new slope system will impact on your game of golf.

The first video above shows you how simple the new system will be implemented as you arrive at the golf course. Anyone who has played in Europe or the US probably knows how this works already but many weekend Australian golfers will be keen to see that the impact will be minimal.

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Adam Scott tells Australia to play golf: video

Adam Scott TV commercial launches PlayGolf Week.

The inaugural Playgolf week will be staged throughout South Australia from October 28 – November 3, 2013 and to coincide with the launch Golf Australia have released a TV commercial featuring Adam Scott.

Already, 38 golf courses across South Australia have signed up to be a part of the week’s activities with many clubs participating in Open Days on Sunday 3rd November.

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Have Australian golfers lost interest in playing nine holes?

Golf clubs should place more emphasis on nine hole rounds of golf, perhaps even doing something crazy like introducing 9-hole Saturday competitions.

I was pleased to see The Links Shell Cove Golf Club recently launch a 9-hole competition for members to play this summer. While they’re not the only golf club managing 9-hole competitions, they are sadly a rarity in an age when two hours seems like the perfect length of time to play golf.

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Golf Australia release course ratings: What is Australia’s toughest golf course?

The Australian golf course ratings have been released by Golf Australia leading to lots of debate about Australia’s toughest courses.

The 1st hole at the Moonah Links Open Course. Image courtesy of Moonah Links Golf Club.

Golf Australia have released the full list of slope and scratch ratings for every Australian golf course, but do they say anything about course difficulty and tell us which is Australia’s toughest golf course?

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