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Golf Australia Express : Issue 7
Amadio Pinot Grigio Rated: 93 Points by James Halliday “The Australian Wine Companion 2011” Pink-bronze; an almost startlingly perfumed and aromatic bouquet of pear, lychee and musk is reflected on the palate, although less intensely; has good balance and mouth feel. Amadio Sangiovese Rated: 91 Points by James Halliday “The Australian Wine Companion 2011” Has a considerable volume of aroma and flavour, with cherry stone, multi-spice and sour cherry all intermingling and strongly expressive of the variety. Amadio Reserve Block 2a Shiraz Rated: 94 Points by James Halliday “The Australian Wine Companion 2011” Has retained excellent hue; the bouquet and palate live up to the promise of the colour, providing bright fruit flavours, dark berry and chocolate nuances. Quality cork, properly inserted. 101011_41068 “To buy online or view our local stockist map, simply go to www.amadiowines.com/shop” GOLF HAS a long and distinguished history of setting itself apart from the rest of the world’s traditions of sartorial elegance. And there’s good cause for this. For centuries, players around have realised that outlandish and otherwise absurd choices of loud colours and pattern could give them the edge over their opponent. Nothing has changed. Course regulations are there to provide guidelines, and should be viewed in a positive light—they are not there to constrain you, but to give authority to your choices. No one can complain if you’re within the letter of the law. Sadly, recent times have witnessed a powerful pull of tidal conservatism leading people to draw the conclusion that golfers must be boring in all they wear. This is a fine thing for your opponent to believe, but it is time for the discerning readers of OTG to step out of the mould, to swim against the current and to distract with every twitch and swish of their brightly clad limbs. As I write this I concede the need for caution—follow the fashion of distraction, but beware this tricky beast, as it is (to mix an already confused metaphor) a double-edged sword—and one without a hilt. Wearing a bright pink shirt with lime green pants might seem, at first glance, to be the ultimate weapon in your shirt drawer. But if, in a state of early morning grunge, you find the bright vibe sends your eyes gasping for mercy, your plan has backfired. Compare such an outrageous approach with a more dignified retro brown and orange mix. By observing moderation and OpShop domination, your opponent will be drawn to distraction wondering whether you are allowed to wear those kind of clashing colours anywhere, let alone on the golf course. Whoever said we eat with our eyes must have made a big mess when they tried to eat a pie with sauce at the clubhouse. While there are no shots awarded for the best dressed of the morning, the clash of colour and taste has a definite impact. Added to the slice of distraction caused by your tasteful infraction of everything considered bland and good, you will be filling the shoes of your golfing ancestors who first decided to tuck the trousers into their socks, that their opponent may wonder whether his slice may straighten if he just followed them against all lessons of taste. OTG THE FASHION OF GOLF HAS LONG BEEN A BONE OF CONTENTION OUT ON COURSE. BUT IT NEEDN’T BE. WILL HONE GIVES US HIS TRIED AND TESTED TIPS TO LOOKING THE PART. ROUND THE TREND with Will Hone IN HONING