USGA, R&A disallow DeChambeau’s use of a compass on the golf course

The R&A and USGA have reversed their decision and made protractors illegal on the golf course.

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Golf’s ruling bodies have flexed their muscle and deemed that Bryson DeChambeau’s use of a compass (the geometrical type used to draw arcs and circles) on the golf course is illegal.

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If golf and soccer switched commentators

A scramble through Twitter-verse revealed this little video imagining what would happen if football and golf switched commentary teams.

If golf and soccer switched announcers… pic.twitter.com/W0qr4n3GWx

— John Crist (@johnbcrist) July 2, 2018

As an aside, I thought this tweet directed at Neymar’s hysterics was spot on… if you’ve ever rapped your putter on your ankle you’ll know what real pain is.

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GOLF TIP / Nick O’Hern and the importance of the pre-shot routine

Australian Golf Digest have recently shared some great YouTube videos featuring Nick O’Hern offering tips on the physical and mental aspects of the golf game.

Nick O’Hern was of course a great tour player reaching the world top-20 and winning the 2006 Australian PGA Championship. His recent book “Tour Mentality: Inside the Mind of a Tour Pro” is a must-read for anyone wanting to improve the mental side of their golf game.

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Remembering when Peter Thomson played Gary Player at Royal Melbourne

Gary Player led the tributes after the passing of Australian golf legend Peter Thomson passed away last week.

“Peter Thomson I would have to say probably has the best record. Five major championship, five opens and he won tournaments all over the world, Player said. “And he was one of the straightest hitters I’ve ever played against.”

Check out these great videos of when Thomson took on Player at Royal Melbourne in 1962 as part of Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf.

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