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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VIDEO / Shot tracer captures this golfer’s ball AND club flight

Shot tracer apps are fantastic for tracking your ball flight – and in this case, club flight.

Funny stuff here as this bloke’s playing partner captures both his golf ball AND golf club flight on shot tracer.

Looks like Riverside Oaks?

 

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VIDEO / The lowdown on green construction and design at Victoria Golf Club

Victoria Golf Club, OCCM Golf and RKImage put together this great video of the green replacement project going on for the members but for anyone with any sort of interest in golf course design it’s well worth a watch.

Mike Cocking does a fabulous job of explaining a few of the details of green and bunker construction, and the thought process behind the extension of the ninth green.

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Golf Month launches across Australia

Golf Month, Australia’s annual campaign encouraging Aussies to get involved in golf and golf-related activities during October officially tees off today.

Press release via Australian Golf Media

Throughout October, golf clubs and facilities around the country are opening their doors and playing host to hundreds of exciting and interactive activities, from ‘Bring a Friend’ and open days to ‘Glow in the Dark’ and ‘Twilight’ golf, there is something to get everyone swinging.

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Teepster fantasy golf tipping website launched for PGA Tour season

Teepster is a new, free golf tipping website where you can compete against your friends on the PGA Tour.

This is a shameless plug. It’s something I’ve been working on for a long time but something I’m very excited to finally share.

After a number of years of frustration at developers (with one leaving and very little to show for it) I’ve finally created Teepster.

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