The Evian Resort Golf Club Course: A Quick Look At The Transformation

While the stunning Alpine backdrop remains unchanged, a slew of “substantial changes” have taken place to the fairways and greens… and bunkers and lakes… of the Evian Resort Golf Club Course.

Work started a year ago and continued through Spring to ensure that the much-loved course would meet major championship standards. That meant changes to all 18 holes with some rebuilt entirely. The video below is your ultra-condensed version of the 9 month construction project.

Louis Oosthuizen uses cart path to hit 500 yard drive: video

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.
Interestingly, Australia’s Brett Rumford hit an almost identical shot two years ago at the same event, on the same course on the same hole. Rumford didn’t get quite so lucky and also had a little bit of outside influence from the spectators.

Did someone say, “bad course design”?

Alligators speed up play at Zurich Classic: video

As Nick Faldo says, a nice incentive to play a little faster.

Life is Greener; new Australian golf show: video

New golf show features ‘eye-cam’ on Channel Nine.
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.

Steve Williams chats about The Masters, and that putt

Steve Williams chats to NZ TV about The Masters.
Steve Williams, caddy for Adam Scott has proved a little elusive since Scott’s remarkable Masters victory.
Williams has now been on the bag for 14 major wins, 13 with Tiger Woods and one with Adam Scott. He was also on the bag when Raymond Floyd lost a playoff at 1990 Masters to Nick Faldo.
Williams shunned the spotlight following the dramatic victory. He agreed to an interview on Triple M radio earlier this week but New Zealand’s 3News caught up with him as he arrived back home.

Williams reveals that Adam Scott will definitely be the last golfer he caddies for and will be looking to cut back on his full time commitments at the end of 2014.

Check out the full 15 minute video interview. Williams sounds positively jolly which from what I heard can be rare.

Scott hits American talk shows; reveals he’s off the market: video

Like most Masters champions, Scott will no doubt be on a range of American talk shows. I’m expecting Scott to appear on Letterman at some point this week.
Here is Scott on the CBS morning show. He broke a few hearts by letting slip he is not single, he’s currently dating a Swedish interior designer.
Anyone lined him up for an Australian talk show yet?

2013 Masters: Another Adam Scott interview

This time ESPN interviews Adam Scott with a green jacket on.