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Golfmax Indonesia

Golf Simulators vs. The Real Thing

With advances in technology, sophistication of electronic games and the imaging associated with them has improved greatly — one could say exponentially. Not only has technology improved, but the number of offerings by different providers has increased significantly. One only has to look at the number of mobile apps and computer games now on offer. [...]

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Posted in 2014, Golf Insight, March 2014, News2 Comments

2nd Tee at Nirwana Bali

A new perspective in discovering a golf course

Every golf facility tries to identify aspects that differentiate it from all others, particularly resort courses competing in regional markets where hotel, swimming pool, golf course, spa, fitness centre, restaurants, business centre, function rooms, and “friendly service” are seen as generic offerings.  Something more should be put on the table to divert new business to [...]

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Posted in 2014, February 2014, Golf Insight, News0 Comments

Artists of the Landscape

Artists of the Landscape Part II

The Great Depression and WWII created a void in golf courses development, but this was almost singularly filled by Robert Trent Jones, a talented and energetic golf architect with a supreme sense of showmanship. Trent Jones actually started his career as a golf professional and although he was an excellent golfer, health issues drove him away from tournament golf towards his other passion of golf course design.

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Posted in 2013, December 2013, News0 Comments

Artists of the Landscape

Artists of the Landscape

Like famous painters, great golf course architects are known for their unique style and are highly sought after. Just as art progressed through distinctive periods, so did golf course design, with notable characters putting a stamp on their era.

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Posted in 2013, Featured, Golf Courses, Golfing Abroad, October 20130 Comments

The Evolution of the Wedges

The Evolution of the Wedges

After winning his first British Open this year with a final round of 5 under par 66 at Muirfield, Phil Mickelson said that he had played the best round of his life. If only the average golfer knew that he achieved this feat with no driver in his bag, but instead with 5 wedges.

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Posted in 2013, Featured, September 20130 Comments