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Australian Golfer Cameron Smith Aims for Paris Olympics Despite Ranking Uncertainty

Australian Golfer Cameron Smith Aims for Paris Olympics Despite Ranking Uncertainty

Cameron Smith, Australia’s top-ranked golfer, aspires to accumulate adequate ranking points in his domestic tour and upcoming major tournaments to secure a spot in the Paris Olympics next year. Despite slipping to 18th in the rankings after joining the independent LIV Golf circuit, where players cannot accrue ranking points, Smith is determined to qualify for the prestigious event. Paris qualification allows only the top 60 players, putting Cameron Smith in competition with fellow Australians, including major champions Jason Day and Adam Scott, for coveted spots on Australia’s team. With the responsibility squarely on Smith to bolster his ranking, he aims ...

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Scott, Former World No. 1, Eager to Break Win Drought in Queensland

Scott, Former World No. 1, Eager to Break Win Drought in Queensland

MELBOURNE: After almost four winless years since his triumph at the Genesis Invitational in 2020, former world number one Adam Scott is determined to end his drought at the upcoming Australian PGA Championship. Despite consistent play, Scott secured a tied-fifth finish at the recent Butterfield Bermuda Championship. Nevertheless, the 43-year-old’s numerous close calls have evoked both frustration and motivation. “While it’s satisfying to perform well… winning hasn’t come easy for me in the past few years,” remarked Australia’s lone Masters champion during a press briefing on Wednesday. “Though I had a strong showing in Bermuda, it’s not the same as ...

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Carriage Barn Arts Center Hosts Grateful Dead Night & Golf Fundraiser in New Canaan Community News

Carriage Barn Arts Center Hosts Grateful Dead Night & Golf Fundraiser in New Canaan Community News

The Carriage Barn, located at 681 South Ave, New Canaan, is set to host another exciting Grateful Dead night on November 4th. Bandleader and guitarist Michael-Louis Smith, along with “Take A Step Back,” will take the stage to perform the iconic music of The Grateful Dead. Joining them for a special performance is David Gans, a renowned musician, journalist, and host/producer of The Grateful Dead Hour radio show. The event kicks off with doors opening at 6:30 PM and the show commencing at 7 PM. Prepare for an evening filled with live music featuring uplifting rhythms, unique song forms, and ...

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The Golf Legends Defining Generations of Excellence

The Golf Legends Defining Generations of Excellence

Occasionally, someone emerges who profoundly shapes their generation, and in the world of golf, there are those whose influence goes beyond tournament victories. Here, we explore the golfers who have left an indelible mark on the game we know today. Old Tom Morris A golf pioneer, Morris designed Prestwick Golf Club, revamped the Old Course at St Andrews, and claimed The Open four times, remaining its oldest winner at the age of 46. Young Tom Morris Golf’s first prodigy, he clinched The Open four times in succession before tragically passing away at 24, leaving us to wonder what more he ...

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Hanoi Voted 2023's Premier Golf City Destination Worldwide

Hanoi Voted 2023’s Premier Golf City Destination Worldwide

Hanoi, Vietnam, achieved a remarkable victory by clinching the coveted title of “World’s Best Golf City Destination 2023” at the prestigious World Golf Awards ceremony held in Abu Dhabi. This prestigious accolade recognizes excellence in golf tourism and underscores Hanoi’s exceptional appeal to golf enthusiasts. Hanoi’s triumph was marked by a resounding lead in the popular vote, surpassing renowned golf destinations such as Paris and New York. The city’s department of tourism proudly announced this remarkable achievement on Wednesday. Golf tourism has blossomed into a promising facet of Hanoi’s tourism industry, consistently attracting international visitors from key markets including the ...

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Hurly Secures Second Patriot League Golfer of the Week Honors in Autumn

Hurly Secures Second Patriot League Golfer of the Week Honors in Autumn

In Bethlehem, PA, graduate student David Hurly secured his second tournament victory of the fall season by winning the Lehigh Invitational at Saucon Valley Country Club’s Grace Course on Saturday. His remarkable performance earned him the Patriot League Men’s Golfer of the Week title for the second time this autumn. Outshining 78 competitors, Hurly finished with a two-under-par total of 142 (72-70) over two days, overcoming a four-stroke deficit from the opening round with a stellar final round of two under par 70. Throughout the 36 holes, Hurly tallied seven birdies and two eagles, one in each round. During the ...

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Jairaj Sandhu Leads Haryana Open in Tricity Golf

Jairaj Sandhu Leads Haryana Open in Tricity Golf

In a remarkable start at the ₹1-crore Haryana Open 2023, Tricity’s Jairaj Singh Sandhu, a southpaw golfer, shot a phenomenal first-round score of six-under 66 at the Panchkula Golf Club. He took an early lead, showcasing his mastery on the course. Sharing the second spot with matching scores of 67 were Rahil Gangjee, Samarth Dwivedi, and Abhinav Lohan. In the top 10, we saw other Tricity golfers, including Aadil Bedi, Akshay Sharma, and Amandeep Johl, all tied for fifth place at 68. Jairaj’s impressive start included birdies on the 10th and 11th holes, with a remarkable eagle conversion from 20 ...

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Wildcats Secure Second Place in Stanford Intercollegiate Women's Golf Tournament

Wildcats Secure Second Place in Stanford Intercollegiate Women’s Golf Tournament

In the 19-team Stanford Intercollegiate, Northwestern displayed a remarkable performance, securing a runner-up finish. The Wildcats came into the event with strong momentum following a third-place finish at the Illini Women’s Invitational. Ranked 22nd nationally, the Wildcats faced tough competition from the top seven teams in the country, including Stanford, Oregon, Texas, and UCLA. Their journey began with a solid 1-over par 285 in the first round, positioning them fifth. Junior Lauryn Nguyen and senior Jennifer Cai were the standout performers, both posting 1-under par scores. The second round presented more challenges, with several players shooting over par. However, thanks ...

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Golf Digest' Rates Arlington, Home of Texas Rangers Golf Club, Among Top Baseball Cities for Golf

Golf Digest’ Rates Arlington, Home of Texas Rangers Golf Club, Among Top Baseball Cities for Golf

This week, Arlington’s Texas Rangers are making headlines as they head to the World Series. While baseball captures the city’s attention, there’s another reason for excitement in the sports scene. Golf Digest has recently ranked the Dallas/Fort Worth area, which is home to the Texas Rangers Golf Club in Arlington, as one of the “Best Baseball Cities for Golf.” A unique partnership between the City of Arlington and the Texas Rangers led to the creation of the world’s only Major League Baseball-branded golf course in 2019. Located at 701 Brown Boulevard, the Texas Rangers Golf Club is the closest 18-hole ...

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Justin Rose & Charley Hull Unite for Grant Thornton's Florida Debut

Justin Rose & Charley Hull Unite for Grant Thornton’s Florida Debut

English golf stars Justin Rose and Charley Hull are joining forces for the first-ever Grant Thornton Invitational. This exciting event, a collaboration between the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour, will take place from December 8 to 10 at the Tiburon Golf Club. Rose, renowned for his pivotal role in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory, and Hull, a standout player in the Solheim Cup-winning team, will bring their skills to this historic tournament. Both players have shown their mettle on the international stage, and their participation adds to the event’s allure. Justin Rose, aged 43, has been sparing with his appearances since ...

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The Golf Soul Struggle: Tiger Woods' Renewed Purpose and Human Bonds

The Golf Soul Struggle: Tiger Woods’ Renewed Purpose and Human Bonds

Tiger Woods, a golf icon celebrated for his numerous comebacks, faced an unprecedented challenge following a high-speed, single-car accident in the Los Angeles suburbs in 2021. With his right leg severely injured, the prospects of a significant competitive return seemed slim. The focus shifted from a competitive comeback to finding a way back onto the golf course. Esteemed golf writer Alan Shipnuck suggests that the emergence of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour unexpectedly provided Woods with a new purpose. The battle for the essence of professional golf became a rallying point for Woods. In the tumultuous golf landscape of 2022, ...

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This recent setback wasn't much of a shock for LIV golfers.

This recent setback wasn’t much of a shock for LIV golfers.

Leading up to the 2023 Ryder Cup, a captivating discussion emerged: Could LIV Golf members participate in the U.S. or European teams? The answer was somewhat complicated, as the criteria favored PGA Tour or DP World Tour players. Only Brooks Koepka managed to navigate these criteria but narrowly missed an automatic U.S. team spot, subsequently filled by Zach Johnson’s captain’s pick. As the 2024 Presidents Cup approaches, a recent announcement regarding the selection criteria indicates even fewer opportunities for LIV players to compete for the American or International teams at the Royal Montreal Golf Club in the coming September. The ...

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Women's Golf Dominates Rainbow Wahine Invitational for Victory

Women’s Golf Dominates Rainbow Wahine Invitational for Victory

Kapolei, Hawaii – Baylor’s women’s golf team clinched victory at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational, with Rosie Belsham earning co-medalist honors after a dominant performance, finishing 20-under with a score of 844. The Bears outshone their competitors, securing their 22nd team title in the Jay Goble Era, leaving New Mexico State and UC Davis trailing by 19 shots. This historic win was underscored by impressive individual performances, with Belsham, Davina Xanh from Cal State Fullerton, and Britta Snyder leading the way. Belsham shared the top spot, with Snyder tying for third. Yoonjeong Huh also delivered a strong performance, finishing tied for ...

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Stubbs Leads Aussies in Asia-Pacific Golf

Stubbs Leads Aussies in Asia-Pacific Golf

Jasper Stubbs made an impressive start at Royal Melbourne, showcasing his local knowledge in challenging conditions during the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. The New Zealand amateur champion was among the leading Australians, standing second overall behind Kiwi golfer Kazuma Kobori. This tournament offers a coveted opportunity for the winner to compete in the 2024 Masters at Augusta National and the British Open at Royal Troon. Harrison Crowe, a young Australian, clinched victory in the previous year’s championship, which propelled him to turn professional. Stubbs, however, had a strong performance in this year’s event, carding a three-under par 68, trailing Kobori by ...

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Cal Baptist Women Triumph by 3 Strokes in Diamonte Intercollegiate vs. Boston College

Cal Baptist Women Triumph by 3 Strokes in Diamonte Intercollegiate vs. Boston College

The California Baptist women’s golf team secured their first season victory with a three-stroke lead over Boston College at the conclusion of the Fall Season in the Diamonte Intercollegiate, hosted at the Diamonte Village Golf Club in Hot Springs, Arkansas. In an impressive show of unity and determination, all five Lancer players achieved under-par scores in the final round to stage a come-from-behind win. Coach Marc Machado, celebrating his ninth victory since taking charge in 2016, praised the team’s commitment to their shared theme of boldness in every shot and situation. The final scorecard revealed Cal Baptist’s record-setting performance at ...

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LIV Golf's December Ranking Advancement Tournament

LIV Golf’s December Ranking Advancement Tournament

After 14 tournaments in 2023, LIV Golf’s individual rankings are divided into three zones. These zones apply to all golfers except team captains and those with non-transfer agreements. Four golfers are relegated to the “Drop Zone”: Jediah Morgan, James Piot, Chase Koepka, and Sihwan Kim. Meanwhile, 13 golfers find themselves in the “Open Zone,” including Abraham Ancer, Matthew Wolff, Pat Perez, Danny Lee, David Puig, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra, Thomas Pieters, Paul Casey, Matt Jones, Charl Schwartzel, Sam Horsfield, Bernd Wiesberger, and Graeme McDowell. They might stay or sign with other teams through the transfer market. Golfers in the Drop Zone will ...

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Kyle Berkshire & Monica Lieving Win World Long Drive Championships

Kyle Berkshire & Monica Lieving Win World Long Drive Championships

In a thrilling display of power and skill, Kyle Berkshire secured his third world championship at the World Long Drive Championship held at Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta. The world’s top-ranked long driver narrowly defeated Sean Johnson, outdriving him 398 to 397 yards in the final. Meanwhile, Monica Lieving, ranked second in the world, clinched her first world championship by defeating Phillis Meti in the finals. Berkshire’s journey to victory showcased his experience on the grand stage. In the quarterfinals, he faced a challenging match against Justin James, the third-ranked competitor. Despite a slow start, Berkshire launched a spectacular ...

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Dannevirke Golf Club Welcomes the Prestigious Greenwood Cup

Dannevirke Golf Club Welcomes the Prestigious Greenwood Cup

The first leg of the Greenwood Cup has concluded in Dannevirke, with the remaining two rounds set for November in Hastings. This tournament brings together the finest golfers in Hawke’s Bay, with the top 10 from each club competing in match-play. At the end of each match, wins and draws are tallied. After five rounds, the overall winner is determined. City clubs have an advantage due to their larger pool of golfers, but there’s a Country Cup up for grabs for smaller clubs like Karamu, Ongaonga, Central, and Dannevirke. The Greenwood Cup, in its current format since 1953, hasn’t been ...

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Women's Golf Secures Seventh Place at Braun Intercollegiate Tournament

Women’s Golf Secures Seventh Place at Braun Intercollegiate Tournament

The Lindenwood women’s golf team wrapped up the fall segment of its schedule by tying for seventh place at the Braun Intercollegiate in Evansville, Indiana. As a team, the Lions achieved a combined score of 653. Overview In the first round, Lindenwood posted a team score of 331, with Noelia Rodriguez Chicote leading the charge with an opening round of 79. Chicote’s score was powered by two birdies, which tied for the 10th most in the field. She finished with a two-over on the back nine. Following closely behind in the first round was Paula Mariana Sanchez, who carded an ...

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Dosch, Battye, and Romanov Shine in Top 20 Finish, Propelling Men's Golf at ODU/OBX Intercollegiate

Dosch, Battye, and Romanov Shine in Top 20 Finish, Propelling Men’s Golf at ODU/OBX Intercollegiate

In Powells Point, North Carolina, the La Salle men’s golf team wrapped up their fall season with a strong showing at the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate, held at the Kilmarlic Golf Club’s par-71 course. Gavin Dosch, Benjamin Battye, and Nikita Romanov all delivered impressive performances, securing top 20 finishes. Dosch had a standout tournament, finishing tied for 15th with a total score of 5-over-par 218. His game improved with each round, starting with a 3-over 74 in the first round, followed by a 2-over 73 in the second, and finally concluding with an even-par 71 in the last round. Battye and Romanov ...