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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 197
REPORT: DRIVING DISTANCE NOT A PROBLEM DRIVING distance on four of the world’s major tours increased by approximately one per cent in the past 12 years, according to a report published by the Royal & Ancient and the United States Golf Association. And during the same period, from 2003 to 2015, the average driving distance on the Japan Golf Tour, LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour actually decreased by a similar amount. MORE> ______________________________________ $7 MILLION RENOVATION FOR THE GRANGE MORE than $7 million will be spent on a course redesign and improving facilities as part of a two-year renovation plan for The Grange Golf Club, on NSW’s South Coast. The Grange recently signed with club management, development and marketing company Troon. Initially working with the club on its agronomy standards and playability, the full contract will see Troon assisting with all operations within the Club from next month. MORE> POULTER TO MISS RYDER CUP WITH INJURY ENGLAND’S Ian Poulter will be sidelined for the next four months with a chronic foot injury, which will see him miss the Ryder Cup later this year. The 40-year-old, whose last victory was at the HSBC Champions in 2012, has been struggling for the past two years with an arthritic joint problem. Poulter's doctor, Ara Suppiah, said the arthritic joint had worsened over the last year, and Poulter was able to keep playing after several cortisone shots. MORE> ______________________________________ ISPS HANDA PARTNERS WITH OUR TOUR ISPS HANDA has signed a deal to become the naming partner of the PGA Tour of Australasia until 2021. The philanthropic organisation founded by Dr Haruhisa Handa has partnered with tournaments on the European Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, the PGA, the Japan Golf Tour, Ladies European Tour, Australian Ladies Professional Golf, LPGA, European Seniors Tour and the Asian Tour. MORE> TRAPS AROUND the
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