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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 183
TRAPS AROUND the OLYMPIC COURSE HOSTS TEST EVENT RIO de Janeiro’s Olympic golf course [pictured] will host an exhibition event next week to test the layout before the Games. Interestingly, the event will be closed to the public. Rio 2016 organisers confirmed the March 8 event will feature nine Brazilian players – five men and four women – playing a stroke- play format. MORE> ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _____ LUKE DONALD’S FIRST COURSE DESIGN THE first golf course ever designed by former world No.1 Luke Donald will open in Vietnam later this month. Ba Na Hills Golf Club will feature 18 Tour-calibre holes at the foot of a towering mountain range less than 30 minutes’ drive from Danang, Vietnam’s fourth largest city and gateway to three other designer courses built within the past seven years. MORE> ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _ SCOTT’S PARTING GIFT WHAT do you give a retiring chief executive? Leather wallet? Gold watch? What about a putter? Adam Scott had a few long putters lying around at home now that he doesn’t use one, so he gift-wrapped one and sent it to former R&A chief Peter Dawson – a leading voice in the ban on anchored putting strokes with long putters – as a retirement present. MORE> __ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ JASON DAY GRABS AIS GONG WORLD NO.2 Jason Day continues to reap the benefits of his tremendous season last year, after he was named the 2015 AIS Sport Performance Awards (ASPAs) Male Athlete of the Year at a gala awards ceremony last week. The Queenslander, who captured his first major at the 2015 USPGA Championship and attained the No.1 ranking soon after, said he was "honoured" to receive the award. MORE> __ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ LADIES MASTERS FUTURE IN DOUBT THE future of the Australian Ladies Masters is in doubt with promoter Bob Tuohy saying he was unsure if key contract agreements would be renewed. Tuohy, who has been at the helm of the Ladies Masters for 27 years, confirmed major sponsor and venue owner RACV as well as the Gold Coast City Council had not renewed their contracts with the event, with previous agreements expiring at the end of Sunday’s tournament. MORE> CONTACT +64 9 917 1588 OR SELECTED PRO SHOPS AND STOCKISTS WWW.ONCOREGOLFOCEANIA.COM
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