Is there no stopping the impact of global warming? Just in case the message wasn't bad enough, a St Andrews Professor, Jan Bebbington has predicted the demise of the home golf through coastal erosion. Is this the chance our own Royal Melbourne Golf club needs to take the No1 mantle??
What better way to overcome the barrage of media coverage over the economic crisis then to take to the course and enjoy a game of golf. The doomsayers have been at the fore lately (no pun intended), predicting economic armageddon , threats to golfing prize money and even predicting the demise of St Andrews into the Scottish mist. (See article below).
So this month make every swing counts and think of the positives of a down turn in the economy .. more time to play golf.
This Month we also have some exciting news. We have joined together with Peregrine Adventures and will be escorting a Golf Trip to South Africa. The "Games and Greenlands" tour will incorporate some of South Africa's best golf courses will taking in the activities synonymous with the region. Click below for further information.
TIGER Woods is aiming to play a couple of events leading into the US Masters in April but admits that his playing future is uncertain
Woods said: “I can walk. The knee is good. We are right on schedule. There is no pain, and the work is on strength and mobility. Oh, man. There is lots of work, hours a day.”
Seve Ballesteros is recovering from surgery performed on a brain tumour which was discovered in early October. After being admitted to La Paz hospital with a "partial epileptic fit" , Seve was upbeat in his quest to conquer the challenge ahead. "Throughout my career, I've been one of the best at overcoming obstacles on the golf course. Now I want to be the best at confronting the most important challenge in my life.”
St Andrew's and Global Warming
Aussies Close in World Club Championship
TWO Royal Melbourne members were narrowly beaten in the final of the unique World Club Championship in China at the weekend. James McMillan and Nick Wilton were involved in a thrilling final shootout with Chris Lange and current club champion Bill McGuinness from the famous US Pine Valley course in New Jersey. The US website www.golf.com reports that it took six holes of sudden death at Beijing's Reignwood Pine Valley Golf Club, amid more moonlight than sunshine to decide the winner. It was the final match after the weeklong match-play competition between 24 clubs from the US GOLF Magazine's list of the Top 100 Courses in the World. To be eligible for selection, a course nominates its club champion, who then selects a partner. Both must carry handicaps of 3 or better. It was the longest final in the tournament’s history.
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