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Golf Month launches across Tasmania

Shaun Smith with daughter, Annabelle Smith, 10 who both love playing golf. Picture: Luke Bowden Do you dream of playing Tasmania’s world famous golf courses — Barnbougle Dunes, Barnbougle Lost Farm, Cape Wickham or Ocean Dunes? Then start talking up the game to family and friends, says Golf Tasmania. It ...

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Playoff pain repeats for Hend

Scott Hend visits the 18th fairway bunker for the fourth time in a marathon final day. History repeated itself today, much to the dismay of Australian Scott Hend. The big Queenslander let victory slip through his fingers for a second year in succession at the European Masters in Switzerland – ...

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Hend clings to Swiss lead

Scott Hend and wife Leanne ponder a shot during a rain-soaked round three in Switzerland. Image: Getty Scott Hend produced a timely birdie to regain his two-shot lead  moments before the siren sounded to halt play on day three of the rain-affected Omega European Masters. Hend showed his delight in ...

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Lee third on LPGA

Minjee Lee tees off during her closing 67 today. Image: Getty Australia’s Minjee Lee has finished third in the LPGA Tour’s Indy Women In Tech Championship in Indianapolis today. Lee logged her eighth  top-10 finish of the year with a final-round 67. At 14-under par she finished five shots from ...

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Hend leads in Switzerland

Scott Hend booms a drive during his 63 in Switzerland. Image: Getty Scott Hend will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club as he looks to put last season’s play-off heartbreak behind him at the Omega European Masters. The big-hitting Australian was defeated by an Alex Noren birdie ...

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Lee moves up on LPGA, Ko fires

Minjee Lee carded a 66 at Indianapolis today. Image: Getty On a day when former world No. 1 Lydia Ko emerged from her recent lull, Australia’s Minjee Lee has quietly moved into a nice position at the LPGA Tour’s Indy Women In Tech Championship at Indianapolis. Lee, the 21-year-old Perth ...

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Finally, Kemp has hope

Sarah Kemp has her lowest round of the season when it matters most. Picture: GETTY IMAGES There are normally few brighter smiles on the LPGA Tour than the one belonging to Sarah Kemp. But 2017 has tested even Kemp’s ability to flash her pearly whites. After a flat weekend at ...

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Golfers: Putting green rules need attention

Changes around the green have been the hottest topic in global feedback to the Rules of Golf modernisation process. Without providing specific public trends, ruling bodies the R&A and USGA overnight said proposed changes, to be brought into effect on 1 January 2019, had garnered more than 22,000 responses from ...

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Hend back on top in Alps

Todd Sinnott assesses his weaponry on his way to an opening 65 in Switzerland. Picture: GETTY IMAGES It might be the mountain air. Regardless, a year after losing out in a playoff, Scott Hend immediately put himself back into a share of the lead today at the European Masters in ...

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