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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 190
NORMAN’S NEW SYDNEY COURSE DEVELOPMENT approval has been granted for an $11 million Greg Norman-designed nine-hole par-3 course on Sydney’s south-western outskirts. Residential construction company Sekisui House announced last week their $750 million award-winning ‘The Hermitage’ in Gledswood Hills will now include the short course. The layout – a collaboration between the company, Greg Norman Golf Course Design and club operator, Wests Campbelltown – stretches over 1,365 metres, with an average hole distance of 152 metres. MORE> ______________________________________ HELP JACK RAISE FUNDS JACK Newton is renowned for his fundraising for diabetes and junior golf and you can do your part to assist, while playing two of Australia’s best courses. Newton is the brainchild behind The Corporate Jack, which has raised in excess of $2.5 million in funding for diabetes research and awareness as well as junior golf. The Corporate Jack will be played on May 16 and 17 at Tasmania’s Barnbougle Dunes and Barnbougle Lost Farm courses. MORE> ‘BEEF’ JOHNSTON STAKES HIS CLAIM IN SPAIN ENGLAND’S Andrew Johnston broke through for his maiden European Tour victory, holding off Dutchman Joost Luiten and tournament host Sergio Garcia to win the Open de España. The appropriately nicknamed ‘Beef’ started the final day at a difficult Valderrama in a tie for second place with Luiten and Germany’s Martin Kaymer, a single stroke behind overnight leader Mike Lorenzo-Vera of France. MORE> ______________________________________ BRANDEN DOES IT WITH GRACE STUNG by missing the cut at The Masters last week, South Africa’s Branden Grace grabbed his first PGA Tour title at the RBC Heritage with a superb five under 66. In doing so, he relegated former world No.1 Luke Donald, the 54-hole leader, to a fourth runner-up finish at Harbour Town. Grace, who impressed with his third at the PGA Championship and tied fourth finish at the US Open last year, carded seven birdies in his 66 to reach nine under for the tournament and claim the win by two strokes from Donald (71) and Scotland’s Russell Knox (67). MORE> TRAPS AROUND the
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