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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 272
YOUR SAY THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX WHYhas cricket (T20), rugby (7's) tennis (Fast 4) and other sports learnt that some form of shorter quicker sport is great for getting more interest and potential players? I have tried my hardest for some years to get Pitch & Putt (P&P) golf recognised as a shorter, faster, cheaper version of the game yet, I get very little response from anyone. In a nut shell, I have suggested that perhaps clubs could introduce a variation of P&P on their already existing course by indentifying three, four or five tee locations to an existing green and one pin placement. If the club had three or four holes reasonably close to the clubhouse where this could be done, a ready made, cheap P&P course could be implemented. I am not advocating that it take over and perhaps this P&P layout could be a "once a month" event on their traditional quiet day. Thinking outside the box and suggesting it could be another form of revenue for the club. All they would have to layout money for would be several mats of artificial turf for tee areas. When finished, pick them up and store them away until the next event. I have heard many times over many years about the "time poor" people who can't find enough time to get out on a course. Perhaps P&P is just one answer because it typically only takes about 90 minutes to play 18 holes. – Warren Gray . TIGER NEEDS TIME Icouldn't believe the amount of hype and expectation that surrounded Tiger Woods' return to the PGA Tour at Torrey Pines. I, for one, am glad that he made the cut but I'm also glad that he didn't finish in the top-10, which would have sent the golfing world into a headspin. Can you imagine the pressure that would be on him over the next two months leading into the Masters at Augusta? While I'm not alone in wishing Woods well, I just hope the majority of the golfing world can just sit back and enjoy his brilliant play without going nuts about him winning majors again. – Alex Greenhill The Big Q HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE GAME YOU LOVE THIS WEEK'S POLL WHAT'S YOUR VIEW? Want to get something off your chest, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org LAST POLL RESULTS 96% YES 4% DO YOU LIKE WATCHING GOLF ON TELEVISION? NO Facebook “ f ” Logo CMYK / .ai Facebook “ f ” Logo CMYK / .ai FOLLOW & LIKE US ON www.golfaustralia.com.au
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