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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 190
PRICE & STRICKER CUP CAPTAINS ZIMBABWE’S Nick Price will return as International team captain for the 2017 Presidents Cup in the United States. The World Golf Hall of Famer and two- time captain will face off against first timer Steve Stricker, a five-time US Team member and 2015 captains’ assistant to the outgoing Jay Haas, at New Jersey’s picturesque Liberty National course. MORE> ______________________________________ JORDAN GOES WIRE-TO-WIRE IN MOROBE EVEN a double bogey at the 72nd hole was not going to stop Queensland’s Damien Jordan from completing a wire-to-wire win at the 2016 Morobe Open. The 36-year-old, who served two tours of duty in Iraq before leaving the Australian Army a decade ago, ground through the final round to be leading by four shots with the 18th hole to play. While he stumbled at the end, his double bogey seven cut the margin to two strokes but he could still celebrate the biggest tournament win of his 10-year professional career. It will also boost his confidence with the PGA of Australian moving onto the Papua New Guinea Open later this week. MORE> ______________________________________ WORLD RECORDS SET AT RINGWOOD EVER wondered how fast you could play 18 holes? Two hours? Two hours 10 minutes? Imagine knocking over 18 holes in a tick over 43 minutes. That’s exactly what golf pro Graham Maher did, albeit on a Golf Skate Caddy, during a multiple bid to play the fastest ever 18- hole round of golf on one of the boards at Melbourne’s Ringwood course. Not far behind him was female professional Michelle Scerri, who finished in just under 45 minutes. Amateurs Darren Browning (47 minutes 20 seconds) and Mei Lee (47 minutes and 44 seconds) were not far off the pace, while there was also a male and female amateur relay. In all, six new world records were set for playing 18 holes using the new technology. MORE> TRAPS AROUND the
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