Jimmy Walker’s backstopping comment sparks Twitter storm

The backstopping debate has flown under the radar until Jimmy Walker made a frank admission on Twitter over the weekend.

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There have been a number of vocal critics rallying against the practice of ‘backstopping’ in golf for some time now.

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Kingston Links Golf Course in Melbourne to close in July

Kingston Links Golf course in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne will host its last group of golfers on July 1 before shutting its doors for good.

Golf Industry Central have reported the news that Kingston Links Golf Course in the suburb of Rowville in Melbourne will close in July after the site owners have opted in favour of turning the course into a residential development.

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Comparing the 2018 Top-100 Australia golf course rankings

Every two years Australian Golf Digest and Golf Australia Magazine release their list of Australia’s Top-100 golf courses. Here is a comparison (and discussion) between the two of them.

The view from the 15th tee at Cape Wickham Golf Links on King Island, Tasmania.

We’ve been wanting to share this for a while but for some reason it keeps getting pushed back, but in the wake of Inside The Ropes fantastic podcast chatting about the top-100 golf course ranking lists (you can listen to it below), we thought it was time to share it all in one big post.

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PHOTO / Golfers play on as volcano erupts behind them

That photo of the golfers playing while the volcano erupts behind is real.

Golfers play on at the Volcano Golf and Country Club while the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupts behind them (Photo credit: Mario Tama / Getty Images)

This photo of a couple of golfers playing on while a volcano erupts behind them seems so extraordinary that we’ve been reluctant to share it.

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Adventures in Golf make the long, long journey to Australia

We’re big fans of Erik and Adventures in Golf on Skratch TV and it looks like Australia might feature on upcoming episodes.

Erik and the team have landed in Australia to film a few episodes for season 3 of Adventures in Golf beginning their latest adventure in Kalgoorlie, and as far as we can tell they’re playing the world’s longest golf course, Nullarbor Links as they drive around the Great Australian Bight.

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