Struggling for distance off the tee? Aim for the cart path.
Check out this video. Louis Oosthuizen hits a wayward tee shot off the first hole at Blackstone Golf Club in South Korea to start his second round at the Ballantine’s Championship.
Oosthuizen’s ball finds the cart path and travels another few hundred or so yards. As you can see at the very end, his ball was extremely lucky to stop where it did. It could very well have travelled another few hundred yards in the wrong direction.
Rumford joins a growing list of Australian golfer's who have won in 2013.
Brett Rumford played some forgettable shots during his final few holes at the European Tour's Ballantine's Championship in South Korea yesterday, but it was his approach to the first playoff hole that will be remembered for many years.
It would be an understatement to say that Rumford's Achilles heel is the driver. His driving accuracy has always floated just above 50% but manages to stay in tournaments thanks to a great short game.
Rumford was struggling with the driver again during the final round of the Ballantine's Championship and appeared to hit himself out of the tournament on the 17th hole. With a two shot lead, Rumford found the trees on the left and was forced to take a penalty drop finishing the hole with double bogey.
Golf Australia apply another small tweak to Australian golf handicapping.
After a crazy few weeks with Adam Scott winning the Masters, we're slowly coming back to earth here at Aussie Golfer and catching up on a few of the things we missed last week.
We brought you the new Life is Greener golf show earlier today but also announced a last week was the news from Golf Australia that the current Australian handicapping system is to be getting a little tweak with the anchor shifting from four to five strokes, coming into effect on May 14, 2013.
The first episode of a new golf show was broadcasted on Channel Nine recently, and if you missed it you can check out “Life is Greener” below.
Golf commentator and former Australian professional golfer Grant Dodd hosts Life is Greener and features a bunch of cool stuff including a skills competition with a few players from the Geelong Cats, a nice wrap of the Victorian Open and look at the unique “eye-cam” that shows professional golf from the players perspective.
The first episode also gives a great insight into Brad Hughes’ week at the Victorian Open that may alter any glamorous thoughts you had about playing professional golf.
Norman was so nervous watching TV that he went to the gym when the final group made the turn. He headed home for the last four holes — Day, Scott and Marc Leishman all had a chance to win — and was texting with friends as his emotions shifted with every putt.