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Golf Australia Express : December 2012
SAY WHAT? LETTER OF THE MONTH YOUR THOUGHTS... I HAVE a gripe to voice about the Australian Masters. There were 120 players and caddies at that tournament. And I was one of those caddies. From Monday to Wednesday during the tournament week we were allowed inside the Kingston Heath clubhouse to get something to eat or drink and also have a beer with our player after the round. But come the first day of the tournament we were not allowed back in the clubhouse. We were figuratively tied to the fence like puppy dogs waiting there til our masters came back out to get us. There was a players’ lounge but nothing for the caddies. To my surprise, Adam Scott’s caddie Steve Williams, and Ian Poulter’s and Graeme McDowell’s caddies had all- access passes, while 117 other caddies had to be tied to the fence looking through the window at them sitting down to lunch in the clubhouse. So I ask, why is there a rule for some but not all? — FEHAN DUNLEVY, VIA EMAIL TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS *Ed’s Note: Didn't notice it myself Fehan, but certainly sounds like a caase of double-standards. ON THE PGA TOUR PLAYER OF THE YEAR... HOW COULD anyone possibly look past Rory as the best player this year? He's young, world No.1 and won a ton. Boy, Titleist must be upset to see him leaving them after putting all that money into him for the last few years. And right when he's finding his straps. Guess their loss will be Nike's gain. Goes to show great players can win swinging a tree branch if they have to. —ANN JAMES, VIA EMAIL YOUR LIST of players is very comprehensive but if you don't mind I am going to be patriotic. Blast, call it what you like, but my man is Adam Scott. What a great year and topped off by his Australian Masters victory —GRAHAM 'VOSSY' VOSS, VIA EMAIL ON HOMEMADE SWINGS... I LOVE to see players with 'home-made' swings winning on Tour. It puts it right up all the overly-technical analysts (think about that word) who crap on for hours about how diffcult things are or how a player won't make the shot, green or putt. —KEI TH SYKES, VIA EMAIL CALL ME old fashioned but I love watching a pure swing in action. Take Adam Scott for example. I could sit and watch Scotty hit 3-irons all day—it's a thing of beauty. Not wanting to take anything away from the Jim Furyks and Tommy Gaineys of the golf world, but for me a poetic swing inspires me more to get out and play than watching a hacker-esque swing win a Tour event. —RICHARD ANDERSON, VIA EMAIL THE LETTER OF THE MONTH RECEIVES A DOZEN CALLAWAY HEX BLACK TOUR BALLS