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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Korea’s Byeong Hun An leads after round one of 2018 Australian Open

South Korea’s Byeong Hun An leads after a wild and windy opening day of the Australian Open.

Words by Martin Blake, courtesy of Golf Australia

Byeong Hun An comes from a rich pedigree of sports, but it’s not of a golfing hue.

His parents, An Jae-hyung and Jiao Zhimin both won table tennis medals for South Korea and China at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, before they married.

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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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Five reasons you should be watching the Australian Open this week

It’s officially tournament golf season in Australia starting with a world-first for the Australian Open at The Lakes this week in Sydney.

The 104th staging of the Australian Open arrives at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney this week and you really should grab yourself a ticket to come and watch for yourself, or tune in to Channel 7 to check out what should be a fantastic tournament.

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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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