Adam Scott’s high school year book photo and quote

A snippet from Adam Scott’s high school year book has been doing the rounds on the internet. 

Adam Scott attended Kooralbyn International School for his final three years of schooling and looked to have a pretty clear career path mapped out if his high school year book was anything to go by.
Love that final comment: “If all else fails, birdie the last”.
Scott has jumped to number three in the world golf rankings, equalling his highest ever position. Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods occupy the top two positions.

Dinner menus from last 20 Masters champions

Bubba Watson selected grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, macaroni and cheese for last night's Masters champions dinner prompting Nick Faldo to tweet:
Here is a nice infographic on the previous 20 menus:

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Dufnering… and Ogilvy misses out on US Masters

Three major things came out of the Houston Open this weekend. DA Points won the event, Geoff Ogilvy missed out on a spot in the US Masters and 'Dufnering' became a thing.

In case you missed it, DA Points made a clutch putt with an old putter than used to belong to his mother to win the Houston Open and earn himself a spot in the US Masters field in two weeks time.
Geoff Ogilvy needed a good result to stay within the world's top 50 ranked golfers and earn himself a spot in the field. He missed the cut and the subsequent US Masters berth, tyhe first time Ogilvy has missed the major since 2006 where he has never finished worse than a tie for 39th position.
And now to this 'Dufnering' thing.

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New EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 commercial is a ripper

Easily the best ad for EA Sports Tiger Woods 14 they’ve made.

Anchoring 2-year-old putts better than you: video

To be precise this kid is 23 months old. And anchoring.

There is always some video of golf child prodigy going around but what makes this one stand out is this kid is using the potentially illegal anchoring technique to sink all these putts.

Speed golf, 2-under par in 54 minutes: video

Sick of slow play? Try playing with this guy.

A video promoting the Inaugural SpeedGolf World Championships (played last year) has surfaced online with a golfer playing Bandon Dunes in under 54 minutes, and still recording a score of 2-under par.
All 70 shots are recorded in this compressed four minute video. If you’re not impressed, the music should keep you tapping your feet at the very least.

h/t PGA Newsletter

Mate v Mate 100 hole putting challenge: video

I challenged a few mates to a putting contest last week to raise money for awareness of cancer in men.

Here is a quick video wrap of the 100 hole putting challenge that myself and a few mates took part in at Bonnie Doon Golf Club last week.
To raise money for men’s cancer awareness, we challenged each other to a putting contest over 100 holes. Lowest score would win some serious bragging rights.
Team New Zealand took the lead early in the piece and maintained the lead for most of the day. You can still support the challenge by donating to a great cause Thanks to everyone who supported us.

Golf Boys release a new song: video

Bubba Watson and company release a second song – “2.Oh”.

In mid-2011 Ben Crane, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan got together and formed the Golf Boys and released the “Oh Oh Oh”, a kind of piss-take rap video aimed squarely at making us laugh and raising money for charity.
There was never going to be a second single…but fan requests made it an inevitability. Besides, it doesn’t look like the whole thing was exactly a chore for them.

Any chance of Sendo, Day, Scotty and Geoff forming a boy band?

Serena Williams caught taking photos of Tiger Woods

Golf security serve Serena Williams a warning.

You aren't allowed to take photos of golfers at PGA Tour events. It is a crazy rule to protect those who are allowed to take photos of the golfers. This is different to tennis and nearly every other sport where you can snap away at the athletes until your memory card is full.

But Serena Williams didn't know this. She is used to fans taking photos of her all the time and assumed the same must apply to Tiger Woods.

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Graeme Swann loses his head: video

Graeme Swann’s golf trick shot doesn’t quite go to plan.

The English cricket team tried out Cape Kidnappers during their tour of New Zealand recently and while on course, spinner Graeme Swann thought he show off his trick shot. But it didn’t go exactly to plan.

Drunk golfer in pink pants finds the water hazard: video

Karma for wearing such a shocking outfit maybe?

This video is doing the rounds at the moment with some suggesting the result is karma for wearing such a shocking outfit on the golf course. 

Shocking outfits on the golf course? No, never.

Win your way to Pebble Beach

Don’t ever say the PGA of Australia isn’t doing great things to promote Australian golf.
Here are two fantastic promotions from the PGA of Australia that you should take note of. They’re for you, they’re free and their awesome.
The first is a great competition they’re running at the moment. The prize? A trip to Pebble Beach!
Just fill in your details and you could win a trip for two to California, eight nights accommodation  car hire, three games of golf including one round at Pebble Beach, golf lessons and somewhat randomly, a year’s worth of Canadian Club!
Secondly, you may have seen the PGA Courses magazine for sale over the summer in your local newsagent. Well they’ve now released the 2013 Australian Course Guide as an iPad app in the iTunes store, and it’s free! 
The app version of the magazine, including content not available in the print version such as video, is free to access by installing the app.
Thanks to the PGA of Australia Newsletter for the info!

Sh*t golfers say: video

Great little video produced by Golf Digest. I’m sure a few of these sound familiar.

Tiger and Rory Nike ad parody: video

A couple of lads do their best to spoof the latest Nike ad.

I’m guessing we might see a few of these. Like the original Tiger and Rory Nike ad, it has a few funny moments.

via Geoff Shackleford

Rooster makes home on Magnetic Island golf course

Rooster keeps crows away on the fairways of Magnetic Island Country Club.

The black rooster named
Chook-Chook. Image source
Daniel Bateman of the Townsville Bulletin has reported about a rooster that has taken up residence at the sixth hole of the Magnetic Island Country Club. It has a small nest next to the sixth green, regularly jumping on board golf carts and scaring a few of the junior golfers.
The roosters arrival on the course still remains a mystery but local golfers are pleased to see it keeping the crows away. 
Golfers lose dozens of balls to crows during nesting season, between September and December. 
Balls, especially the coloured variety, are plucked from the fairway by crows to decorate their nests for potential mates. 
"Some of the golfers seem quite happy because there seems to be an absence of crows on that green now," Mr O'Brien said. "Their balls don't get stolen.

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Golf course made of Lego

Because everything else has been made from Lego.

The festive season often brings out the child in all of us and this bloke has catered to his son's wish and created a golf course made from Lego. (Check out more pics below).

It looks like it'd be tough to stop it on these greens but it's very cool all the same.

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Six rules of Christmas golf

As the festive season approaches, it is worth keeping in mind a few rules relating to golf during this time. 
There will be times this Christmas when you’d rather be on a golf course than sitting next your drunk uncle laughing at bad bonbon jokes. For the sake of family harmony, marital bliss and securing those golf weekends away next year, here are a few suggestions concerning golf this Christmas.
My true love gave to me
Your nearest and dearest know just how much you love the game, so it’s not unreasonable to think you may find a few golf-related gifts under the Christmas tree. You may have even hinted that you need a new pair of golf shoes, a trip to Barnbougle would be nice or a dozen golf balls would always come in handy. 
But with belly-putter's on the way out and going cheap, it will be obvious if Santa decides a belly putter is what you need. It will be the long skinny thing propping up the Christmas tree, in a way that seems to take all the skill out of the tree propping up itself.

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Callaway and "The Coolest Job in Golf"

Callaway South Pacific want to give one golf fan the coolest job in golf.

In Australia at least, Callaway tend to be the market leaders among the big golf brands when it comes to cool promotions and pro-actively plugging their products. It is summed up best in this great promotion; "The Coolest Job in Golf".

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Australian golf experts’ tipping challenge – Final round!

Australia's golf experts give their picks for this week's Australian PGA Championship.
We've pitted some of Australia's golf experts against each other to see who can make the best predictions for the three big Australian golf tournaments over the coming month.

The SMH's Richard Hinds leads the way with Grant Dodd, Martin Blake and Luke Elvy well within reach this week.

We're going to use a similar point scoring system to the F1's for the Talisker Australian Masters, Emirates Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship. Three picks for each expert and all points are totalled.
Finish  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6-10   11-15   16-20   21-25   26-30 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Here are the picks for this week's Australian PGA Championship at Coolum.
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World record 14-foot long driver: video

Here is a bloke hitting a 14 foot long driver, which is apparently a world record.