Golf Australia

Golf Australia

November 2020

Each month, Golf Australia showcases great Australian courses and golfing holidays, profiles players and conducts road tests of the latest equipment. Leading PGA professional share instruction tips to improve your game and keep your handicap tumbling.

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2 min.
fact file

LOCATION: Cnr King St and Vernon Ave, Eastlakes, NSW, 2018 CONTACT: (02) 9669 1311. WEBSITE: www.thelakesgolfclub.com.au DESIGNERS: Eric Apperly & Tom Howard (1928); Bruce Devlin & Robert Von Hagge (1970); Mike Clayton Golf Design (2009). PLAYING SURFACES: Bentgrass (greens), kikuyu (fairways). GENERAL MANAGER: Andrew Kirkman. COURSE SUPERINTENDENT: Anthony Mills. PGA PROFESSIONAL: Paul Sainsbury (Director of Golf); Charles Kares (teaching professional). GREEN FEES: The Lakes is a private member’s club. But some Mondays and Thursdays the club has one tee time each day for a non-member to have a game. $250 if you are a member of an Australian golf club, $400 if you are not. For bookings email the club: bookings@thelakesgolfclub.com.au MEMBERSHIPS: The Lakes has a diverse membership with more than a quarter of the membership being aged under 40. There is a relaxed and progressive culture at the…

3 min.
the seven-year itch

WHERE has the time gone? When Adam Scott pulls into Augusta National’s Magnolia Lane for the first time at the 2020 Masters it will be seven years since the coveted green jacket was slipped over his white golf shirt. To be more precise, it will be 2,766 days since a nation of golf fans star-jumped from their lounges as his winning putt rolled perfectly into the cup. It’s often said a week is a long time in golf … 395 of them might seem like an eternity. But little has changed in terms of Australia’s Augusta assault. Scott, as was the case in 2013, heads to Augusta as this country’s highest-ranked player at No.11 in the world. In 2013, he was No.7 and rose to No.3 after his Masters win. “A LOT OF PAST…

2 min.
it’s not just a game. it’s not just grass.

Sir Grange is a fine-leaf Zoysia Matrella that has unique qualities. Fantastic drought-tolerance, high shade and wear-tolerance, combined with a very fine, deep green leaf, make it the perfect short-mown surface. What separates Sir Grange from other grass-types in the golf world? Density and leaf structure. Sir Grange is approximately twice as dense as couch and kikuyu, meaning it has roughly twice as many plants in any given area. Further to this, Sir Grange leaf blades grow directly upwards from the surface, unlike couch grass which grows outwards from a root or runner. These traits ensure golfers get a better ball lie on Sir Grange and better ball speed in play. DIVOT RECOVERY Due to a strong and vigorous root system, Sir Grange can withstand wear and divots much better than other grass-types.…

6 min.
when i first played with dustin ... after nine holes i thought he was the best golfer i’d ever seen.”

We’ve had this discussion before, but it’s an ever-changing phenomenon in golf. And, as such, we need to keep an eye on it. For long enough most of us felt that, if everyone in the world played his best, Rory McIlroy would win. Well, not anymore.These days, if everyone plays at the top of their games, my feeling is that Dustin Johnson finishes first. That is, of course, only one of the ways to measure greatness in golf. Another is, “who is the best today?” And that, as has been argued many times, is a different player almost every day. You only have to look at the tournaments around the word to figure that out. No one shoots the lowest score every day. Here’s another thing. In my view, Tiger Woods is…

1 min.
port fairy golf links

Situated at the end of the iconic Great Ocean Road, Port Fairy Golf Club offers a true natural links experience unrivalled by any on the Australian mainland. A little over three hours’ drive from Melbourne and only a five-minute drive from the award-winning Port Fairy township, the golf course is nestled amongst rolling unspoilt sand dunes and boasts breathtaking views of the raging Southern Ocean. Often compared to the famed links courses of Scotland and Ireland, Port Fairy Golf Links offers a unique golfing challenge without the 24-hour flight to indulge your passion. Currently ranked at No.21 in Australia’s Top-100 Public Access Courses and rated as No.1 in the country for green fees under $50 by Golf Australia magazine, Port Fairy Golf Links will not disappoint travelling golfers looking for a new…

7 min.
tiger's winning shots & what you can learn from them

1997 INTO RED NUMBERS THE SHOT: Tiger Woods’ first Masters as a professional in 1997 was much anticipated … but it didn’t start well. The young phenom was four over through the opening nine holes but all that was forgotten by the time he reached the 10th tee. From there, he birdied the 10th, 12th (with a chip-in) and two-putted for another at the par-5 13th hole to get back to one over. He attacked the 500-yard par-5 15th with vigour and his drive bounded over the hill, leaving him 151 yards to the flag, which was tucked into the left edge of the huge green. The downhill lie posed no problems for Woods, who flushed a pitching wedge into eight feet and he rolled the putt in for eagle. He moved into…