Singapore bids farewell to two golf courses

By: Antony Sutton

Two percent of Singapore’s land is given over to golf courses. A pretty remarkable statistic given how small the city state is and its reliance on Indonesian sand to expand!It seems the government there now feels that 2 percent, or approximately 1,500 hectares, is too much and Singapore’s golfing fraternity...

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Asian Tour No.1 Kiradech hopes monk experience will push him into U.S Open

By: Press Release

Kuala Lumpur, May 19: Asian Tour star Kiradech Aphibarnrat hopes a week-long stay in a Thai Buddhist temple where he learned to become a monk will propel him into a first appearance at the U.S. Open next month. The 24-year-old Kiradech, the reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion, exchanged...

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Masters 2014

By: Simon Reynolds

Gerry Lester “Bubba” Watson won his second Masters in three years, closing with a final round 69, in an exciting duel between this eccentric left-hander and the fresh faced 20 year-old Texan Jordan Spieth who was looking to become the youngest ever Masters winner at his very first attempt at...

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Callaway Junior World Golf Championships – Indonesia Qualification

By: Simon Reynolds

The HISTORY of the Event:It was February 1968 when John W Brown, A.S. "Lou" Smith and Norrie West decided the San Diego Junior Golf Association would host the Junior World Golf Championships. The three had discussed the idea of organizing a tournament where juniors from all parts of the world...

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Golf Simulators vs. The Real Thing

By: John Russell

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...

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The 2013 No. 1 Golfer in the World was . . ?

By: Dick Van Toulon

Predictably, Aussies consider Adam Scott the world No. 1 of 2013. Didn’t Scotty win the Sacred Masters for Down Under? And how about his 1-1-2 streak on his own Australasian Tour in November? Let me take this chauvinistic dream to pieces. First, the Masters is a mediocre event, because its...

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A new perspective in discovering a golf course

By: John Russell

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...

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The 7th Faldo Series Indonesian Championship

By: Simon Reynolds

On the 19th – 21st of January, Damai Indah’s BSD Course played host to a field of 55 of Indonesia’s most talented junior golfers. Established in 1996, 40 Faldo Series tournaments now take place in 30 countries worldwide with more than 7,000 golfers participating each year. Past winners include the...

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Golf Course Styles

By: Andy Marshall

One of the wonderful aspects of golf is that wherever you play in the world, no two courses are alike and variety is astounding.  The three main styles of courses are links, parkland and heathland, with several sub-categories that include: desert, mountain, forest, moorland, cliff-top, volcanic, sand, snow and even...

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Tiger Fever

By: Antony Sutton

The year is 1997 and Tiger Mania is in full swing. And nowhere more so than Thailand.He had only turned professional the year before but it seemed he had already been around for years. He had of course. Companies like Nike and Titleist don’t go round throwing money at some...

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