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Spring 2007 Issue 6

Australasia’s only dedicated Women’s Golf Magazine!


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Contents 4

From The Editor

Subscriber Prize Winner 40

Celebrity Female Golfer 6

98 Fashion


Dawn Fraser – Never a dull Moment Letters To The Editor

Special Feature 12 14

Getting into Golf Choosing A Pro

Beginners Golf 16


Short Game Tips

Tips, Hints & Training 26

Mind Techniques – Do You Want To Know A Secret?

Rules, Etiquette & News 28

Ask Jenny

Profile 30

Peter Knight – Motivator, Mentor And Producing Results

Tournament News 34

Thousands Register To Swing Their Way To Paris

Women In Golf And Business 36



Short Game Tips

Behind The Scene Calling All Golf Divas

Sports Psychology 38

Tournament News 41 44


Mental Notes – The Bounce Back Factor

Sanctuary Cove Classic Series The Lexus Cup Motors Into New Territory As The 2007 Tournament Drives To Perth, Western Australia

Calendar Of Events

Tournament News 46

“Green” Girls On The Green


Mia Sherman – Henry Griffitts

Golf Australia’s $200,000 Future Fund For Women

Tournament News 48

The Vines Resort & Country Club

State Women’s Golf Association News 50 52 54 58 62 64

Western Australia South Australia Victoria New South Wales Tasmania Queensland

Club News NSW 56

Riverdale Golf Club

Review 66

House Of Golf

Destination Feature 68 70

Home Of Golf And Holiday Fun Fast Facts On Gold Coast Golfing Packages

Club News 71

Boomerang Birdies Chip In

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110 Travel

78 Spa

Tournament News

Girl Must Haves


101 Product & Gift Reviews Fathers Day Gifts


The Mercedes-Benz Australian 4 Ball Pro-Am Championship Ladies Set To Win Big At Mitsubishi

Golf Resort Feature 74


Noosa Springs – A Sanctuary In The Heart Of Noosa

Spa Feature

Tourism – Travel 80 81

GolfOz Tours and Tourism Golf ’n The World

Health & Fitness 82 83

Golf – Related Lower Back Pain The Golf Works – Ladies Golf Day

Special Feature 84

If The Shoe Fits

Golf Business News 88

Golf Business News Magazine

Profile 90


Michael Moore – Celebrity Chef

Equipment Product Reviews

Property Reviews 106 Kooindah Waters Resort Takes Shape 107 DSG Lifestyle Properties 108 Drive To The Course Tee UP – Hit Off!

Travel Feature 110 Sofitel Wentworth Sydney

Luxury Boating 111 Adding The Touches That Create A Luxury Riviera

Beauty & Skin Care 112 High Tech Help Is At Hand 113 Spring Proof Your Skin 114 Lashes To Lust Over

Nail Care

International News

116 De-ageing The Nails


Health & Fitness


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Fashion 98

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Dawn Fraser

118 Healthy Eating For The Rest Of Your Life – The Cambridge Diet 120

The 19th Hole

Front Cover, Dawn Fraser, photographer Greg Minns, Make-up artist Mieke Kelsey, dressed by Baker Finch Sport.

Mary Steward – Winner of Five Under Fashion Subscriber prize


The Peugeot Women’s Classic is becoming one of Australia’s most popular and prestigious team tournaments for Women. Every club in Australia has the opportunity to hold their own Peugeot Women’s Classic Tournament between now and 30th September 2007. For further information please contact your club or www. Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club are holding their Ladies Pink Ribbon Series Classics starting Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October 2007. For further information contact. www.

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elcome to this issue of Womens GOLF Australia magazine. I was extremely fortunate to meet Dawn Fraser when she was on the Gold Coast for this year’s ANZ Ladies Masters held at Crowne Plaza Royal Pines Resort in March.We have featured Dawn as our celebrity golfer. Dawn played several rounds with our resident golf professional, Ann Wilson. Many thanks to Baker Finch Sport for dressing both Ann and Dawn in the latest fashion. I would like to congratulate Diane Wolfe from Wodonga Victoria, who was the lucky winner of the Two Day Golf Escape at Crowne Plaza Royal Pines Resort. Diane has won two night’s luxury accommodation as well as a full buffet breakfast daily, plus a choice of either 18 holes of golf or a pampering session in the new Angsana Spa. We look forward to meeting Diane when she comes to the Gold Coast to use her prize. If you need help with your Chipping – see Ann Wilson’s instructions on Short Game Tips. Ann gives you a complete rundown on club selection, chipping stance, visualisation, set up and action.

This year the prestigious Lexus Cup Women’s Golf Tournament will be held at The Vines Resort and Country Club who will host thousands of spectators, as they witness three days of exciting, match play golf- foursomes, four balls and singles. From December 7th to 9th,Team International will once again face Team Asia as 24 of the worlds top women golfers battle it out for the third year, to see who will take the coveted title. Queensland has always been a great golfing destination and the Gold Coast is known as the “Home of Golf Holidays and Fun” The whole family can enjoy a holiday on the Gold Coast, the golfers can play a variety of different course within 20 kilometres of each other. The non golfers can indulge themselves in the many spa treatments available at the luxury resorts, whilst the kids can visit the many theme parks and attractions the region has to offer. For those of you who want to indulge in ultimate luxury, Noosa Springs Resort is situated only three kilometres from the heart of Noosa. This elegant resort is truly a place of splendour.You can play golf at the 18 hole championship course, wine and dine in their award winning restaurant, or simply indulge in the recently opened luxury spa built along the lines of the great European spa design, where an extremely comprehensive and exclusive range of treatments are available.

Our fashion pages have profiles on the latest winter and spring gear and our product reviews Jenny Sevil is sharing the Secret with us. and beauty pages are filled with the latest “Must Change your thinking and change the way you play Haves”. Birdie Golf Products have profiled some golf. I have certainly found that if you play golf, your great butt heads that would make a great Fathers’ mental attitude is extremely important. Jenny also Day gift for Sunday 2nd September. shares with us the latest news and what’s happening Golf Gifs Online have a new golf gift with many of the players, in “Ask Jenny”. certificate available that you can purchase at www. No one truly likes things not going their way. simply visit the website and But why do some players appear to “get over it” follow the details. quickly and return with more focus to pursuing On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September, their goals? Andrea Furst has some of the answers Golf Heaven comes to the Gold Coast, when the in her “Mental Notes” covering the bounce back PGA Golf Show will be held at the Gold Coast factor. Exhibition Centre. This is great way to see all the In professional sport the focus in invariably latest and greatest gear, fashion, holidays and much, on the player. Media hype and the spoils of victory much more, available to golfer. Just visit www. often shadow the behind the scenes operators, and book your holiday now. responsible for an athletes’ preparation and in part, Womens GOLF Australia will have a stand at the their performance. Read the story on Peter Knight, PGA Golf Show so please come and see us, say who is producing the results. hello and take part in the chance to win some For those of you who are looking at getting fantastic prizes during the two days. into golf and have not taken the plunge, we have I hope you enjoy this issue of Womens GOLF. several stories to help you take up the challenge. The next issue will be available the first week of I have just started a regular feature called “Green December. Please keep your stories, letters and Girls on the Green”. I have never played golf before, photographs coming in. and this regular feature is my journey in discovering the wonderful game of golf. If I can learn anyone can. Many thanks to Ann Wilson, for her patience and knowledge in getting me into the game, she has definitely helped me and I would suggest that Cathryn Meredith everyone can benefit from lessons with a pro. 4

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New Zealand

Late Starter

I am enquiring if the Australasian Womens Golf magazine is available for purchase in New Zealand. Issue 1 December 2005 was sent to our golf club here in North Otago, NZ and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and know that our other women members would also enjoy and benefit from reading your magazine. I have since scoured our local bookshops but have been unable to find any further copies. Could you please let me know if this magazine is being distributed in NZ or do I need to order the magazine through Australasian Womens Golf. I would appreciate any information that you are able to forward to me. Thanking you Heather Calder Secretary Otematata Golf Club (inc) North Otago NZ

Dear Cathi, I have just read Issue 5 from cover to cover – love it. I am a late starter to golf (am now a senior citizen) and really looking forward to the challenge. Have yet to play 18 holes. Cheers, Ann Taylor Turendarra,VIC

In The Pink Hi Cathryn, I just saw the article on Mothers Day Classic and wanted to send you a quick email to say it looks great, especially the pink background! Thanks for your support. Kind regards Hayley Kerrigan Public Relations Officer National Breast Cancer Foundation

Fisher & Paykel Dear Cathryn Thank you so much for sending me a copy of the latest issue of Womens Golf magazine, with the article on the Fisher & Paykel Classic. It looks terrific. Thanks so much for your support. We’ll be in touch in the next few months with information on the 07/08 event. Toni Ruhle Consultant to Fisher & Paykel FYI Public Relations


Wants And Needs Hi Cathryn, Just a note to let you know how happy we are advertising with your magazine. When we started we tried a few different golf publications to market our site. Womens Golf is by far the best result for us (and the only one we now use). The ladies we have spoken to are all very happy to have a magazine with the girls wants and needs in mind instead of playing second fiddle to the men. We specialise in ladies gifts and the ladies committees love to use the site to make their prize selections for their competitions a breeze. Looking forward to reading the next issue. Regards Leonie Marti

Surprised Winner Dear Cathryn and team at Womens Golf magazine, Thank you so much for the Henry-Griffitts golf clubs subscribers prize. My daughter gave me the magazine as a Christmas present because I love golf so much, and I sent the subscription off as I really liked the magazine.What a thrill to come home on a Friday afternoon to hear the message from Phillip that I had won this wonderful set of clubs!I have been playing golf for only four years with the Mona Vale G.C. in Sydney ladies swingers group,and just this year have joined with the lady members,or associates as they were known previously(colliquially known as the big girls). Last Wednesday I travelled across Sydney from the northern beaches to a driving range at Arncliffe(near the airport) to meet Jeff Mansfield to be fitted for my new clubs. It was so much fun, we spent two hours hitting balls with a various combination of shafts and club heads and having some very helpful tips on swing and technique. Then Wednesday after next we are meeting again

when he will bring my personally fitted clubs and give me a lesson as part of the package. As a physiotherapist I can also appreciate the principles behind what and why these clubs are so special. Thank you again I will email you after the next meeting, Regards Mia Sherman EDITORS REPLY Hi Mia, You are very welcome. I hope you enjoy your clubs. Please keep us updated as your game improves. Can you send me some photos of you on the golf course with your new clubs please so we can run a story on this. Regards, Cathi

Family Affair Hi Cathryn I have just received Issue 5 of your terrific magazine and then made a call to your office, speaking to Robyn and ordered the four previous issues (having loaned them and then being asked “may I keep them?”) I have been a social golfer for some years and have now joined the golf club where both my son and husband belong and am now able to have a game with them Keep up the great work, it is certainly a magazine women golfers have a “craving” for and you have now “fed” us. Sincerely Raine

Bonville International Hi Cathi, Just opened up my copy of Women’s Golf issue 5. Simply great! Thanks for the great write up on the QantasLink Ladies Classic and the images. Is it at all possible to get some extra copies, possibly 50 or so as I would love to give a copy to each of our female member’s and place one in each of our rooms also in reception for our visitors to read? Kind Regards Damien Tarbox Marketing Coordinator Bonville International Golf Resort

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Anniversary Weekend Hi, Cathryn Thanks very much for all the Womens Golf books, they were a big hit and hopefully you will get a lot of subscriptions.The issue was very interesting, the ANZ Masters article was most informative and of course the anniversary piece have had a few comments on them. The anniversary weekend was a huge hit, from the golf to the cabaret on the Saturday night.They will certainly remember the 75th anniversary. Once again thank you, I will speak to you soon. Kind Regards Marilyn

Glamour Tee Hi Cathi I just want to thank you for the exposure my business has been given in the Women’s Golf magazine, I really appreciate it. I would like to advertise in the next edition so I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Di Allen Glamour Tee Australia

Sun Smart I have just received your latest issue of Womens Golf. It is great to see a golf magazine for women. I am very fair skinned, having always had to protect my skin from the sun; I therefore read with interest your article SOS – Save Our Skin. However, I would like to throw out a challenge to manufactures of women’s golf attire. When playing golf I wear long sleeved shirts of the “sun smart” type to protect my skin from sun damage. Without exception, these shirts tend to be slightly boring, being monotone and in basic colours and styles. Can a manufacturer, using the same fabric, please come up with some shirts that are both feminine and flattering? Patterned material could be used. As the rate of skin cancers increase, surely clothing manufacturers can try to make protective clothing more attractive. Four hours in the sun in summer equals a lot of damage to your skin. Are there any manufacturers out there willing to rise to the challenge? Susan Ramsay Turrella, NSW

Best Golf Magazine To Whom It May Concern, I read issue five and could not put it down. The best golf magazine I have ever read. Please send me issues one, two, three and four as I cannot wait to read and learn more. Shane Barkley Roxburgh Park VIC

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Getting into by Jeni bone


Ask any golfer – hacker to pro – about the joys of golf and you’ll hear them say it’s rewarding, frustrating and absolutely addictive. If you’re a complete novice, the hardest part, other than making time for a half day or full day out, far from email, Internet and mobilecommunication, is getting started.

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he biggest mistake beginners make is to rush out and get kitted up with a brand-new set of golf clubs and all the gear. Like the equipment of any pastime, golf clubs come in a range of sizes and cost brackets. You might get envious looks as you tee off with your $4000 set of clubs, but imagine the embarrassment when you repeatedly hack at the ball. When you start out, think about hiring or borrowing clubs, and if you decide to get serious, buy a half set – usually five irons (3, 5, 7, 9 and wedge), two woods and a putter. Make sure you try before you buy, and if they fit, you can often get them for a steal. Or you could look at buying second-hand. Most Pro shops and driving ranges sell second-hand clubs. Once you have some clubs, don’t give in to your enthusiasm and head straight for the nearest course. Golf is technically demanding and without at least some basic training you could end up tired, frustrated and completely over the whole thing. Furthermore, there are other people on the course and having to wait for a beginner with no idea is not fair on them. Golf Australia recommends starting off at a driving range and taking at least four or five lessons to learn the fundamentals. Once you master the basics, progress to a nine-hole course and eventually venture out to an 18-hole course. Golf is like driving. Everybody you meet will offer you their tips. But like driving, it’s better to learn from the professionals, otherwise it may take a long time to correct the foibles and faults you pick up from helpful friends and relatives. Even the world’s top players still take lessons. Certified golf professionals are the only people qualified to teach you how to play the game. Lessons from a Pro will cost you money, which in time you will see as a good investment. The two places to get golf lessons are at driving ranges and golf clubs.You don’t have to be a member of a club to get a lesson from the Pro. If you are concerned about expense, ask if they do group bookings, which are generally cheaper than individual lessons. Scott Taylor, Director of Golf at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast, recommends calling your local course/club for information on clinic programs. “It’s a good idea to start learning with other people at your skill level so you can share the process, enjoy the social aspect and get into the enthusiasm for the game.”

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Sanctuary Cove, Scott says, has a range of clinics, coaching facilities and a junior program. For just $25 per person, Ladies Clinics are held every Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 10am and Men’s Clinics every Thursday from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

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Other reliable learning tool are books and DVDs, “Particularly for the rules and etiquette associated with golf,” says Scott. Womens GOLF Spring 2007

Golf Down south, with assistance from VicHealth, Women’s Golf Victoria has developed a free introductory golf program aimed at providing women with the opportunity to give golf a go. WGV’s Give Golf a Go program is delivered at golf courses throughout the metropolitan and regional areas.The program consists of three free stages for women, offering a basic introduction to golf.

Stage 1 – Come and Try Golf Day Offers women the opportunity to have their first golfing experience. Throughout the day, golf professionals provide basic introductions to the grip, stance, half swing, chipping and putting. Participants do not need to register for this stage, and may come for as long or as little as they like. Registration for Stages 2 and 3 will be available on the day. Equipment is provided.

Stage 2 – Clinics Following on from Stage 1, 2 x 1-hour golf clinics are conducted by host venue professionals usually one to two weeks post the Come and Try day. The clinics offer more structured tuition, with 10 to 12 women per group. They are offered both midweek and the weekend. Equipment provided.

Stage 3 – Round of Golf Accompanied by a member of the host venue, participants play a five-hole Ambrose event. This stage is designed to give women their first on-course experience, as well as introducing them to some of the rules and etiquette of golf. The on-course experience is offered on both the weekend and midweek. Equipment is provided. Dates and times available at Many clubs are seeking new members and will welcome you into the game. Being a club member gives you the opportunity to gain a Golf Australia handicap, meet other golfers, access a course regularly and play in competitions. There are many public courses and driving ranges that anybody can access without becoming a member. Apart from playing facilities, these courses often run clinics and tuition for golfers of all levels. Golf Access Australia (GAA) is a Golf Australia program designed to build a link between social and club golf. GAA also provides a Golf Australia Handicap. More at Womens GOLF Spring 2007

STATS & FACTS How many golfers in Australia? It is estimated by the Australian Sports Commission that 1.14 million people played golf in 2005 as summarised in the following table: VIC NSW SA WA ACT NT QLD TAS Total

Male 2005 263,600 309,900 54,500 84,600 11,200 5,300 171,000 20,200 920,300

Female 2005 43,100 93,300 16,800 18,400 3,400 1,600 38,600 3,700 218,900

Total 2005 306,700 403,200 71,300 103,000 14,600 6,900 209,600 23,900 1,139,200

How often do they play? 20% play less than 6 times per year, whilst almost a quarter play more than one a week. What % of these are female? 18%. The female % of the population is 50%! What % of the population plays golf? Steady at approximately 8% of the population. What is the % of the female population that plays golf? 3%, highest participatory State is Victoria with 4% What is the % of the male population that plays golf? 12% with Victoria having the highest level of participation at 13% How many unattached social golfers are there in Australia? 685,000, 60% of all golfers in Australia How many club golfers are there in Australia? 455,000 What is the gender mix? 79% male, 21% female How many rounds of golf are played annually in Australia? Our latest research estimates approximately 30 million, or approximately 26 per golfer. Source: Golf Australia


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Choosing by Narelle Bouveng


hoosing a golf Pro to suit your needs is a lot like shopping, which should be welcome news for all women who have decided to take up the sport.While shopping for a golf wardrobe, a good-looking set of clubs and accessories to ensure that you look the part on course are as pleasurable as bragging to your friends that you are off to have a leisurely hit, in golf you cannot fake it until you make without a basic understanding of the game, the rules, club selections and most importantly, making the all important club-to-ball connection regularly. In this game a golf professional can be your new best friend. Finding a golf professional is not a difficult task, provided you know where to start, and what better way to find out some inside information than a good old gossip with the girls. With so many women swarming to join the golfing ranks these days there will always be someone willing to share their experiences, and all you have to do is ask for advice and a flood of information will come your way, because in golf everyone likes to be considered an expert sometimes. Seeking help and advice is also a great way to win new friends, as the person you are asking will automatically assume that you think they are a good golfer – imitation being the most sincere form of flattery and all. It is also important to set your budget early as professional teaching fees vary from course to course and also from coach to coach. While we all harbour a secret fantasy to join the Tour, turning Pro is not something that many of us will achieve, so don’t set your sights too high. Just find someone you are comfortable with who can nurture you in the fundamentals of the game. If you do show the talent you have been imagining, a golf Pro can also point you in the right direction for tournament play, greater skill opportunities and caddy for their star protégé when you make the tour. Average golf lessons cost from $60 for 30 minutes and a clinic can start at $20 per hour. Consistency is also a factor to consider. Sticking to a schedule of lessons will help you progress and develop over a set amount of time and can also give you goals to achieve along the way.While time for lessons will be dependent upon your availability, try to pick a time that is not going to be disrupted and stick to it. If you are going fortnightly, make sure this appointment is as important as your nails, hair and yoga classes, as regular maintenance is the key to not only looking good on the course, but also playing good, with consistency being the key – even at beginners level. Determining whether you prefer private lessons or group clinic lessons is an individual choice. Ann Wilson resident Golf Professional at Lakelands Golf Club suggests that all new players should first have a private lesson to get a good understanding of


the basics. Having one on one time with your professional when you initially start, is very important to secure the correct Grip,Aim & Posture, for every shot. Then you will have more understanding for your individual needs and be able to work on your own in a Group or Clinic Lesson. Golf Clinics are an economical way of getting good advice during your practise. Some players like the social and interaction with group clinics, others prefer the direct attention of private coaching for their specific needs.A lot of players will combine both Clinic and Private lessons weekly or monthly, depending on their golfing demands. There are many information points to help you get in contact with golf professionals in your area, and this includes local clubs and accredited associations such as the PGA and ALPG. Be sure to check your intended coach’s credentials and ask as many questions as you can about their coaching style, times they have available for coaching and flexibility to increase and decrease lessons as you feel fit. Personality matching is also crucial as your session will be stressful and unproductive if your coach is rigid and strict when you are more interested in having fun while you learn. Similarly, a coach that is too loose in their style might not give you the structure you require to improve your game. Do not be afraid to book a trial lesson and see what you think before you commit to a coach and an ongoing program. Ann Wilson has 21 years of Professional golf experience, playing internationally, and teaching nationally and locally the past 10 years at Lakelands Golf Club. Ann believes that to get the most out of your golf, you have to enjoy the golfing experience. If you want to improve your golf skills, or a part of your golf swing or game, then you need to get good advice from a professional. Maintaining your golf game and skills on a weekly or monthly basis are essential. Most of all you need to enjoy your golf and have some fun while you learn and play. Ann conducts weekly clinics at Lakelands Golf Club on the Gold Coast and there is always time after the clinics for the group to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine, while taking down a few notes from the lesson. Ann would love to Womens GOLF Spring 2007

A Pro ... help you regain confidence with your golf game. Please give Ann a call on 0413 860 213. There has been much debate over whether women respond better to a woman or whether they are better taught by a man. This again is a personal choice. Most women find women teachers can be more approachable and sometimes less dominant than men. However it is important that you are comfortable with your professional and able to communicate with each other. Discuss with your professional your goals and set realistic targets to achieve. Then go through a training and lesson program that will suit the individual. It’s important to remember that golf requires a lot of patience, so be careful not to put too many demands on your golf. Take it one step at a time, and you’ll see improvements to your game.

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Discuss with your professional your expectations prior to commencing a program. This way you will both be on the same wavelength from the beginning and can set goals to work towards together. While it is important to track and recognise progress, also allow yourself the time to learn properly in a fun and relaxing manner. Placing high expectations on yourself and your professional will only add pressure to an environment that should be considered a pleasure and not a stressful chore. Enlisting the services of a Pro to help nurture your game is a progressive and positive step in gaining a greater appreciation and respect for the game that will always be a challenge to perfect, but in the process you will enjoy yourself, contribute to an increased level of fitness, initiate social opportunity and give you more great reasons to keep on shopping.



“Green” Girls by Cathryn Meredith

Hundreds of people have asked me how I can produce a womans golf magazine and not play golf. My answer to them is that I have produced many magazines on many different subjects and could not necessarily do that particular activity either. You can be a great publisher but unaccomplished at your subject, especially when it is a sport. For many years I produced the Greg Norman Junior Golf Foundation annual yearbook as well as consulted on two of the past Johnnie Walker Classic Souvenir Programs, so I had a reasonable knowledge on the basics of the game.

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t was time to bite the bullet or swing the club so to speak. In April this year I approached Annie Wilson, a very well-known ladies golf professional, who also writes our Tips and Training column, to please teach me the fundamentals so I could go out and play a game without totally disgracing myself. So off I head one sunny morning to Lakelands Golf Club to have my very first lesson. My previous playing experience was when I went to a course on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria when I was in my early 20s and a few of us played. I stopped playing after the first two holes as I could not get the ball to move more than three feet. My second experience was about 10 years ago, while staying at a local hinterland resort that boasted a five-hole goat-track golf course. I got so annoyed with the three men I was playing with, as they hit the ball in the total opposite direction that I did, consequently I spent the first three holes playing on my own before I gave up. I was later informed that they did not deliberately go in the opposite direction not to play with me, it was just all my shots ended off the course. Annie had a bucket of balls waiting for me, along with a few clubs, and so I lined up on the driving range to give it a go. Annie instructed me on my grip and to how basically swing the club so I could hit the ball. So I stood, knees flexed, butt out, chin up, arms reach, and eyes on the ball and swung ... the ball stayed where it was and I created a mini cyclone with the air that I moved. My next shot, wow the ball travelled four feet at a 45-degree angle. After a few adjustments and 20 balls later, I connected with the ball and magic happened. The ball sailed a good 30 feet in a straight direction, the tee came out of the grass, my wrist didn’t nearly break and all felt great. I had connected with the ball. I can do this I told myself, what is the big deal?


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After another 20 shots that were terrible, I just could not understand why. If you can do it once why you could not do it again and again? Then I realised what the fuss was all about.This is golf.To ensure that you hit the ball consistently well and get it into the hole a minimum of nine times with as few shots as possible. Next week I again met Annie for some more lessons. This time I had my new set of Pings with me and I thought even if I cannot play, I would look the part.The next hour was spent in total frustration as I hit more terrible shots; one good one then a few bad ones. After 45 minutes I stated hitting them a bit better and started to really enjoy the challenge. I left that day feeling good and thinking that I will enjoy this game. A few weeks later my husband Phil and I were invited to stay at the magnificent Noosa Spring Resort & Spa over the June long weekend. On the Saturday I put my Pings on the buggy and we headed off to the back nine of the course. This was the first time ever in my life I was playing on a golf course and did I learn a lot. It took me 20 to get on the first green, however, I sunk the putt in two shots. The next hole was a bit better. I got on in 10 and I was very happy with that. I progressed along getting a little better until a gentleman and his grandson came closely up behind us. I waved for him to play through and he came over and asked me had I lost a number 5 Ping? Phil had warned me about leaving a club on the green when you have two or more clubs with you. Luckily I got it back, but his grandson was very disappointed as he had his eye on it. This was a very important lesson as many beginners lose their clubs this way. If you do have to take a shot with a wedge and then putt, always put the extra club on the edge of the green in the direction you have to walk to as this will ensure you literally walk over your club and will pick it up. Another important lesson; as beginners it is polite to wave the better players through before you. This has two benefits. You won’t hear them mumbling under their breath in impatience or sniggering at your drive, and you will have more time to focus on the shot. After we completed our round we had a quick breakfast and then headed out to the driving range, where I proceeded to practise with my Ping 5 iron and my Ping hybrid driver. A week later Annie had organised a four hole ambrose with two other beginners so we all arrived at Lakelands to play. I thoroughly enjoyed this morning and started to really appreciate the game for what it is. To walk on a golf course with the sun shining and the birds singing is truly uplifting and a great way to recharge your energy. Womens GOLF Spring 2007



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Lyndal and Sonia had been playing for a year and were more advanced than I was, but we all had our turn at having the best and worst shots on each hole. At one par four hole over water I teed off first and lost my ball in the reeds before the water’s edge. This was the first golf ball I had lost in my life and I was not very happy. The other two girls both got in the water, although one shot landed on the far bank and then rolled into the water. As a beginner it is good to play with girls that are not going to try and intimidate you, but just want to learn as well. That is why joining a women’ clinic at your local club is a great way to get into the game. My aim now is to practise at least twice a week, even if it is only for an hour each time. There is no way you can improve unless you hit balls. For all those girls I have spoken to that have said they would love to learn but think they will be no good at it, go out and find a professional and have some lessons. Annie says that one advantage of me being so green is that she doesn’t have to undo any bad habits. I will probably never get to be really great, however, I am not taking myself too seriously and I am interested in the game that I am playing against myself. If I can improve each week and enjoy the game I will be happy. Everyone has to start somewhere, so I will keep you informed of my progress. I would also love to hear from any other beginners about their experiences so I can write about them in the new feature. Womens GOLF Spring 2007

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INSTRUCTIONS, TIPS & TRAINING Ann Wilson Golf Professional Ann has been named in the Best Top 50 Instructors List. President of Australian Ladies Professional Golf

Short Game Tips ... by Ann Wilson

When you get close to the green, you have to decide on the type of shot that will get you closest to the hole. Chose a club to suit the lie, the landing area, and the distance the ball has to travel to get to the hole. One of the most important things to remember is to set yourself up correctly for short game shots. Like any shot, if your set up is incorrect, it’s hard to strike the ball consistently.

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Club Selection If the grass is low cut and surface to the green is puttable, then go ahead and use your putter. This usually is the safest option. If you have a bit of light rough to pop the ball over, and then a smooth surface to roll the ball to the hole, play a chip and run shot. Chose the club that has enough loft to get you onto a consistent landing area, then assess the run. It’s a less risky shot. (Remember the lower the club number the more it will

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roll. The higher the number the less the ball rolls) If the grass is longer and ball needs to be elevated to clear the rough then you need to use a lofted club, like a Pitching Wedge or Sand Wedge, depending on the distance required to get to the hole. Don’t be stuck on using one club. Learn to use all your clubs for short game shots. The more clubs you can use, the more options you will have to play.




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If you are playing a short chip shot then stand to suit a short shot. One of the biggest mistakes the club golfer makes in attempting to play any short shot is the stance looks like they want to hit it 150 metres (see pic above). Please make sure you have a more compact stance before you attempt your chip shot. Go through the chipping set up, 22

so you can control the arm swing and chipping distance more consistently. The further away from the ball you stand, the more difficult it is to play a chip and run, and the wrists tend to flick more, causing poor shots. If you are having difficulty remembering the set up position, it is similar to your putting stance and stroke. Just imagine putting the ball, with a 7 iron in your hand (just put the ball more back in your stance).

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Allow your imagination to assist you, by visualising the shot. Take into consideration the slope of the ground. If it is uphill to the hole, then you need to use a less lofted club, like a 7 or 8 Iron. If it is down hill use a more lofted club, like a Pitching Wedge. The ground may slope left to right, so you need to consider the landing area to allow for the direction the ball will roll. Every golf course is different, not only in design, but in the type of grass, and firmness of the ground. The way this affects the bounce, roll and spin of the golf ball is challenging.

Chipping Set Up • Grip down the handle (see pic 1). • Aim club face to target line. • Stand closer to the ball (see pic 2). • Feet closer together, with slightly open stance (see pic 3). • Ball position back of centre. • Hands and weight forward (see pic 4).

Chipping Action • Maintain the arms, wrists and hands in the same position through out the chip shot (see pic 5, 6, & 7). • Swing the club straight back and through, rocking the shoulders (see pic 8). • Remember to keep the left wrist leading through the chip (don’t flick). • Your weight stays on your left foot through out the chip shot (see pic 9). Don’t lean back or flick your wrist (see pic 10).

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Chipping From A Buried Lie • Use a lofted club, (PW or SW). • Close the club face slightly. • Position the ball of the back foot (see pic 11). • Lean your weight and hands forward. • For a smooth back swing hover the club lightly above the grass (see pic 12). • Don’t bury the club into the ground, the club gets stuck.


• Pick the club up steeper on the back swing and hit down on the ball, like a punch shot.


Chipping Tips • Imagine chipping a ball under a low table in front of you. The club stays low through the shot (see pic 13). • If you make contact with the grass under the ball the shot will feel more sweetly. • This will definitely help those players with a wristy, flicking action.


Chip it Closer So if you need to improve your chipping, please take some time to practise these tips. I suggest you drop a few balls down on the Practise green and experiment with different clubs.

I hope these tips assist your chipping and short game shots. The more feel and confidence you have with your short game, the better you will score.

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TIPS, HINTS & TRAINING Jenny Sevil Golf Professional

Jenny Sevil is one of Australia’s most successful lady professional golfers. A winner on both the Australian and Japanese golf circuits in the ‘90s, Jenny became a well-known personality in the sporting public.As well as competing on the Australian and Japanese golf tours, Jenny is now busy with corporate golf, motivational speaking and the media. Most recently, and her most passionate venture, is to help the up-and-coming players of Australia reach their potential.



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I was recently given a copy of the DVD The Secret. For me it was a refresher course in ideas and thinking that I stumbled on over 15 years ago. If you have an open mind and are willing to try new mental techniques, then this DVD (or book) is for you. I credit similar ideas from these theories and concepts for changing my golf game around. Early on in my career I struggled to make the cut in tournaments and was very negative in my thinking. It was the implementation of this new way of thinking that turned my career around and resulted in my tournament wins here in Australia and overseas. Let’s take a look at the theory behind The Secret. The concept discussed in this DVD is the ”Law of Attraction”. The law says that we create every aspect of our lives through our thoughts, mental focus and intention, whether we’re conscious of it or not. In other words, when we focus on what we DO want in our lives, we are attracting what we want. When we focus on what we DO NOT want, we are also attracting those situations to ourselves. So, it is critical that you teach yourself to pay attention to where you place your thoughts and desires. That which you think about, you create. Thoughts have power, the power to create what you desire! And that which you think about, good or bad – you create into your own reality. The law of attraction is always working.You can never escape it.You’re attracting everything that comes into your life. When you understand this law – you understand “The Secret” – and you can then dictate what you choose to come into your life. SO, you may ask how do I apply this secret to my golf game? Ask yourself ... “What do I normally think about when I think of my golf game?” • Do you think about your last round and how badly you played? • Do you walk off the course and the first thing you talk about or replay is the bad shots you hit or that one bad hole that ruined your score? Womens GOLF Spring 2007

• Do you make statements like: “I can’t hit my driver”, “I am such a bad putter”, “I am going through a bad Patch!” • Do you convince yourself you will never break your handicap. Do you think you will never win a competition? • Do you get to a certain hole and are convinced before you even tee off that you can’t play that hole well, or never hit that fairway? • Just before you hit a certain shot do you actually tell yourself or your playing partners that you can’t hit the shot? • Do you label yourself pathetic, useless or an idiot? Well this is exactly what you will get every time you play if these are the things you are thinking and saying to yourself! The first step in changing your thinking is actually catching yourself doing it. Then you have to consciously stop this train of thought, even say to yourself, “delete” that thought. NB. You must of course ensure you have sound physical fundamentals and play or practice regularly for your game to improve. But, if you continue thinking negatively or about what you don’t want your golf to be like you will never really improve or play well consistently, no matter how much you practice or play! Let’s look at some statements you can start to affirm, or positive aspects you want to “attract” into your golf game. (Remember, just like changing your golf swing it takes time, practice and perseverance – the same applies to your new way of thinking and the things you want to attract). • Try to focus on the good shots you hit in each round, don’t pay any attention to the bad shots, everyone hits those, but don’t let them become the focus. • Try to remember your best game of golf ever, that day when everything went your way, try to picture that’s how you want to play and the type of player you want to be regularly. • Don’t be afraid to pat yourself on the back when you do something good on the golf course, this is reinforcing that you are capable of good shots. (You don’t have to brag or boast to others. Quietly congratulate yourself and enjoy the good shots or good rounds.) • Tell yourself that you are a great putter, that you love your new driver and you hit it great! • Tell yourself you are improving every time you play – “I am getting better and better at this game!” Set yourself some goals, what you want your handicap to be or which tournaments you want to win. If in the past you have had problems with a certain hole, just tell yourself that one shot at a time and you can master it. • If you are worried about a certain shot that you lack confidence with, just before you play the shot tell yourself, that you can do it, that if you make a swing like you do on the range or somewhere else where you hit confidently, you will be able to improve on the shot.

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• Always speak nicely to yourself, be encouraging as you would be to your best friend or a child you were helping to learn the game. I am sure if you apply the principles of The Secret to your golf game you will be pleasantly surprised of the results you will achieve and you will definitely enjoy your game more. Give it a go, what do you have to lose?! Womens GOLF Spring 2007


RULES ETIQUETTE & NEWS Jenny Sevil Golf Journalist and Professional Golfer


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Dear readers, you can either email or write to Jenny Sevil, Womens GOLF writer and professional golfer, with a question that Jenny will research or give her opinion on. If you have a question on a rule, etiquette or any general question pertaining to golf or the golfing world, contact Jenny! Question: Is it true that Michelle Wie is completing her college education? Reply: Michelle Wie was this year accepted into Stanford University (one of America’s most reputable academic universities). Michelle plans to graduate before competing full-time on the professional golf circuit. Stanford University was also where Tiger Woods went to college, he was only there for two years and did not graduate. Question: This year’s Weetabix Women’s British Open is to be played at St Andrews. Is this the first time it has been played there? Reply: Yes, this is the first time a women’s professional golf tournament will be played at this golf course. It will be played on The Old Course, from 2-5 August. Question: While watching the women’s golf recently, I heard that Laura Davies had never played at St Andrews? Could this be true?

Reply: The once “calendar girl” from Tweed Heads is taking a new career path. She is pregnant with her first child. Question: When did the LPGA of Australia start and how many members are there? Reply: The LPGA of Australia was formed in 1972. The association is now known as the ALPG (Australian Ladies Professional Golf). There are currently 182 members. Question: What is the criteria for turning professional for female golfers in Australia? Reply: A player must have a Golf Australia women’s handicap of scratch or less. Must have reached her 18th birthday. Must be a resident or citizen of Australia or New Zealand. The player has to be nominated by two members of the ALPG. PLEASE SEND IN YOUR QUESTIONS TO JENNY BY EMAIL: Laura Davies

Reply: It is in fact true. Laura is not from Scotland as we know, she is English, and no doubt doesn’t take holidays to play golf, so as there has never been an event at St Andrews before she would have no reason to have played there. Based on her comments, we must also assume there have not been any amateur events in the past that she has competed in.

Question: Does Nicole Lowien still play professional golf?

Question: Is it true that Annika Sorenstam is injured? What is wrong and how long will she be out of the game? Reply: Annika withdrew from the LPGA tournament the second week of April, due to a ruptured disc in her back, which will keep her away for at least a month. Question: Is it true there will be a Women’s Senior event played in Australia in 2007? Where and what players are likely to play? Reply: The Legends Tour (The official senior tour of the LPGA) will stage the World Legends Championship (event title to be confirmed) at Concord Golf Course in Sydney from 2-4 of November this year. Jan Stephenson, one of the founders of the tour, is expected to be playing. There will be a field of 40 professionals who will play for $US400,000.


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PROFILE Anthony Powter Photographer and Golf Journalist

Anthony first picked up a camera at age seven, having been introduced to photography by his father. His aim is simple; to get that “banger photo” (which he admits he’s yet to get). Anthony’s experience has ranged from a vast array of sporting and function events, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, rugby, cricket and he has a special interest in golf, shooting European, Australasian and USPGA and USLPGA Tour events. Anthony has covered a number of golf majors throughout the world, with his work appearing in numerous main stream golfing publications, wire and internet services.

Peter Knight Motivator, Mentor And Producing Results by Anthony Powter and David Collinge Photographer Anthony Powter

In professional sport the focus is invariably on the player. Media hype and the spoils of victory often overshadow the behind the scenes operators responsible for an athletes’ preparation and, in part, their performance.


xamples of these hidden operators are plenty. Phil Mickelson’s well publicised move to the Butch Harmon school of coaching and his resulting string of top 5 finishes shortly thereafter, reveals the impact “outsiders” can and do have on an athlete’s performance. Australian golfing professionals continue to box well above their respective weights across the world’s tours, and as a nation we continue to produce fine players in each generational wave of player. There’s usually an Aussie in contention every week, be that on the US Tarheel secondary tour or the main PGA Tour. Is this simply a product of the school of hard knocks associated with the formative years of professional golf, a type of survival of the fittest; or is it a result of a structured coaching and mentoring system which underpins our players well before they turn professional? In most cases the answer appears to be the latter, a reflection of a structured amateur development program in Australia that gets our players on the right track early in their careers. Investment at this level brings later rewards. Peter Knight heads Golf Australia’s Elite Development program. It’s a type of ‘best of the best’ squad. Knight has the responsibility for overseeing the transformation of our young guns as they position themselves to merge into the professional ranks. Whilst results vary, Knight’s principal objective remains consistent. “My role is to underpin an athlete’s development, to give them guidance and be there to help them get over hurdles which arise as they develop.” “I find that whilst athletes like to identify themselves as being independent and think they’re individual, they’re not.”


“Elite players are very much influenced by outside factors. Where there’ve been adverse influences in the past, I’ll work on turning this around to get the player to move on regardless of what they’ve experienced. When they go to a course I want them to be building strategies how to play that course, not worrying about past negative experiences.” “Good players need to manage themselves both on and off the course.The modern game is full of distractions. Players need to be keeping themselves in check, not pushing themselves too hard, and learning to deal with the lows of life on tour. We try and create an athlete who’s adaptable to the vigour of life on tour.” The investment made to the elite performance programs, both locally and overseas, illustrates the importance of early involvement in a player’s career required to ensure countries continue to produce high calibre professionals. The challenges associated with playing professional golf are not just about shooting a score, it’s about shooting a score when you’re feeling fatigued from travel, when you have financial concerns and when you’re facing all of life’s up and down experiences. According to Knight, a player does not know how they’re going to respond until they’ve experienced the lows both on and off the golf course. “There are players who unexpectedly thrive in those conditions. They are the very small minority. Most players need probably 3-5 years to adapt to the rigors of professional golf, the travel and everything associated with it.” “Working with these elite athletes is relationship based, yes, but those who succeed, not only are naturally talented, but possess a deep seated belief in themselves and an absolute desire to excel.” Womens GOLF Spring 2007

“That’s what differentiates the better player, they actually believe they can win.” This year alone the English Golfing Union is said to be spending over 3 million pounds on its elite program; Golf Australia has budgeted $1 million for its scheme, and announced in June a review of its elite programmes, particularly regarding selection processes. It’s big business and the objective is simple: to get more Australian players into the world’s top 100. If you’re wondering what’s involved in being selected for an Elite squad, there’s more to it than being able to score low numbers. Knight scouts potential members both on and off the course in his travels to major amateur events. He’ll check how players conduct themselves on the practice range, both before and after a round, how they respond to adversity on the course and their reactions when there’re in contention to win. Life experiences and how players respond has become a major consideration. “That doesn’t mean a player has to respond each time they are in contention as there can only be one winner. But by looking for patterns over time as to how the athlete responds, you can get an idea what the person is like as well as to how good a golfer they will become.” “The ability to score low is an important factor, but there are other factors taken into account when selecting a player for National squad level.” Peter Knight’s involvement in Australian golf is an example of the typical Australian “quite achiever”. Passionate and dedicated, characteristics similar to the players he nurtures. A typical comment of one of the nation’s coaching powerhouses is that he is “Always there but never taking the limelight”.

“Most importantly, Peter’s knowledge of the swing and how to retain being competitive is second to none. He’s helpful especially getting you over a hump. His phone was always open to me which is nice when you are down and just need some advice to get though the week.” Ladies European Tour player Sarah Kemp gives similar praise. “Peter’s ability to help keep you focused and thinking about being competitive is great. His work through the various junior programmes is amazing.” With accolades like this Knight is at ease with his earlier decision to turn to coaching as opposed to a playing career. He feels he’s putting something back into the game and with that you sense from our interview, immense satisfaction. “I had a go at playing professionally and I simply was not good enough so I turned to coaching.” Humble remarks from one of two teachers with a Master Professional accreditation from the PGA in Australia. Australia remains one of the dominant nations consistently producing world-class golfers. There’s no room for complacency and Knight is acutely aware the bigger nations like the US and UK are watching closely what the Aussie machine is producing and how we are going about it.

My role is to underpin an athlete’s development, to give them guidance and be there to help them get over hurdles which arise as they develop.

Knight not only overseas our future stars through Golf Australia’s National Elite squads, but his advice is constantly sought by touring professionals, particularly those in their formative years. “Your will as a player is tested during these ‘gap years’, between just after you have turned professional and when a player becomes comfortable both with their game and financially. Often it’s full of excitement associated with the announcement of turning professional, but this can wear thin if over time a player has not been successful and they’re starting to struggle.” “We are looking to introduce a Rookie Professional scheme aimed at providing support in this period to assist them. I’ll be working through the PGA, ALPGA and PGATour to look at developing resources so we can further assist players when they really do find difficulty and need help.”

“We are seen as a world leader in player development to an extent that even the Americans are keeping an eye on what we do. We have so many players that are world class and they only find that out when they travel the world stage.” “They see they are of a high standard and that breeds greater levels of confidence, which rubs off on their peers. Not doing it [going to the US to play] is like taking a shot in the dark.” “It’s a massive challenge and the success rates reflect what a challenge it is.”

Knight attributes some of the reasons Australia is at the forefront of coaching to the openness of information sharing among coaches, and the access players have to courses. “In my view, we have probably the best infrastructure for player development in the world. There’s free sharing of information across the board in Australia and there is no need to hide any inadequacies here. This often occurs in other countries.” “From a technical aspect, we’re at the forefront compared to other nations. Australian coaches as a whole have a far greater understanding of the technical requirements of the golf swing and teach it better that any other nation in the world.”

Knight is mindful that the attrition rate for new professionals is high and sees his involvement directed towards establishing resources that players know are available, and which can be called upon to help get them out of a slump or address a particular issue. Rookie Asian Tour player Mitchell Brown succinctly describes Knight’s influence upon a player. “Peter pretty much changed my way of thinking about golf and all NSWIS athletes. I became more focused and developed a discipline with fitness, nutrition and gym work which I never had before.” “He was really big on that towards me and his players in providing programs which I still use today on tour.” Womens GOLF Spring 2007


PROFILE “We’re fortunate also that anyone who wants to play golf in Australia can get access to a course of some sort. Many a champion has originated from a local council course. Without this infrastructure, Australian golf would not be where it is now.”

At the same time Knight will continue to oversee the national junior elite development program aimed at encouraging younger players, with an increased emphasis upon girls, to get involved in competitive golf early.

From talking to Knight you get a greater appreciation of the sport and the behind the scenes activities that help players reach their peak. These includes measures even the weekend golfer can adopt, although before you go dusting off those swing manuals in search of that perfect swing, most of us a stuck with what we’re given.

Knight is open there is considerable more work to be done in developing female golf in Australia. Recent grants to promoting female golf as well as the stark appreciation that Australia needs to continue to improve in getting female players onto the world arena, has resulted in new strategies to ensure the results will follow.

As for the ability for players to totally rebuild a swing, Knight is blunt and to the point.

It’s stuff you normally never hear or read about, the back room powerhouses working the system getting development programs up, ensuring the player is able to get a start, and is then ready and prepared both physically and mentally to play to their fullest.

“No, you can’t. Not unless there’s been a major physical change to a player. You simply don’t re-build a swing. You make modifications, say in the way a player holds a club and that will make the swing feel different and that also might lead to slight changes to conform with the new grip. Whilst it may feel like the whole swing has changed and is different, it’s not rebuilt. Rebuilding is a misnomer.” It’s the stark reality that most of us did not want the hear, yet improvement for the vast majority of golfers can be in a number of different ways. With the increasing yardages players can achieve, golf is becoming more physical. That’s attracting a new breed of player as well as having a flow on impact for the game. Kids are now finding golf cool and more players, particularly girls, are wanting to learn the game.

That’s Peter Knight and he’ll continue to operate that way. Whilst he does so Australian golf will continue to benefit; let’s just hope the Americans don’t try to poach him.

I find that whilst athletes like to identify themselves as being independent and think they’re individual, they’re not.

“Kids see golf as being more ‘cool’. Without doubt the game is more athletic now than 1015 years ago. A lot of good female players are younger and because they’re more athletic they’re more attractive. It becomes a case that kids want to be associated with this.”

“The change in dress standards with golf has had a massive influence on the game. There’s not the need to conform to ‘traditional’ golf attire, and younger players are a lot more comfortable by wearing cool clothes.”

Women’s golf has also witnessed the strong emergence of Korean players exhibiting success on the world tours. They are still able to gain distance with their drives, despite most having a slight stature. As a whole, professional players are getting stronger and more physical in appearance, an issue Knight feels needs to be balanced with technique. “A player is not going to hit quality golf shots consistently without technique. Strength is important, but it’s not the overriding factor. It’s important enough that if a player wants to become a world class player, they must consider it.” “A stronger player who is equally technically sound will conserve energy, and over rounds and tournaments in terms of accumulated fatigue levels, it makes a huge difference particularly regarding the ability to withstand injury.” In early June a swag of our most talented amateurs, both male and female, left for the Northern hemisphere to contest the major amateur events in the UK and US. The journey starts with the St Andrew Links Trophy at the Old Course for the men in an invasion of military like precision. The girls first outing was also at the Old Course in the St Rule Trophy. It’s a military like invasion underpinned by Knight who has worked endless hours writing to tournament officials, both in the UK and US, trying to secure starts for our Elite National squad players. 32

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Less Stress, Better Mindset for Greater Results on and off the Golf Course What do LPGA Touring Professionals Know That You Don’t? By John Gearon If you are less stressed, you will be mentally stronger and you will play better golf. Q-Link Pendant, quite simply, is the most effective innovation in years for those just wanting reduce stress and increase improvement in their day to day life. “Since I started using my Q-Link, I have won 3 times and I feel calmer in tough situations, it really makes a difference when under pressure”. Lorena Ochoa, won 6 times wearing Q-Link and was LPGA Player of the Year in 2006. “It works for me!” Mark Calcavecchia credits part of his recent resurgence to Q-Link. He broke the PGA 72-hole scoring record that had stood for 48 years. Charles Howell III recently won the Nissan Open 2007 and is currently No.1 on the money list & has been a long time wearer of a Q-Link Pendant. Leading Australian Tour Professionals are now seeing results since they have been wearing it. What is this product that has been used by players who have won over 100 tournaments? Q-Link is the most effective innovation in years is available to everyone - from PGA Tour Professionals wanting an edge to those just wanting an improvement in their day to day life.

HOW DOES Q-LINK PENDANT WORK? Q-Link was developed in conjunction with scientists from Stanford University and the University of California. At its heart is Sympathetic Resonance Technology (SRT). With SRT, the body of the wearer is “tuned” by the Q-Link pendant and helps place the body in a reduced state of stress both on and off the golf course. The newest Q-Link model features the improved SRT-3 resonating cell, making it considerably stronger and more effective than previous versions that were already successful. Robert Williams, the developer of Q-Link, is particularly excited about the latest product enhancements. “Golfers have noticed Q-Link’s effects more quickly, have experienced faster recovery times under stress, realized heightened energy, stamina and muscle strength. They are also reporting sharper levels of concentration and are less stress before they go to play a round”. Golfers of all skill levels understand the importance of the mental game and focus. But other than reading books, watching DVDs or hiring personal mental-game gurus, what else can golfers do to sharpen their game? Q-link may be the answer for golfers looking for a new advantage. By reducing stress helps golfers our anyone concentrate better, feel more relaxed and stay in that

Q-Link is a pendant you wear around your neck, that according to tests carried out on those who wear it, helps mental focus and reduces the symptoms of stress that can both ruin a golf score and cause undue anxiety and stress in people’s lives. Developed by Q-Link / Clarus Research (, the Q-Link pendant acts like a tuning fork to balance the body’s natural biochemical and mental energy. Q-Link enhances your body’s energy resulting in a higher level of mental sharpness. In addition to reducing the effects of emotional stress, it reduces the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) generated by electronic equipment such as mobile phones, computers, wireless technology and hairdryers. “Q-Link provides a key to refining nearly every aspect of life from jet lag to stress to chronic fatigue.” Peter Clecak, PhD, University of California Irvine.

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“zone” that athletes of all kinds strive for. The result is lower scores no matter what level a golfer plays or handicap they have! The new Q-Link Pendant was voted the “Best New Product” at the recent PGA Expo. Away from the golf course, the far reaching benefits of Q-Link in day to day life cannot be underestimated, with almost everyone who wears one noticing immediate positive results. BioMeridian, the world’s largest manufacturer of Meridian Stress Assessment instrumentation and systems carried out a registered stress assessment test to demonstrate the immediate effectiveness of Q-Link technology. Steve McGregor of

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! The company is so confident in the performance of the Q-Link pendant that it carries a 100-day money back guarantee. In a sport where participants easily spend hundreds of dollars on a new driver, putter or set of irons, an investment of just $198 in a new Q-Link Pendant is a small price to pay for lower scores and more enjoyment when playing.

BioMeridian who personally performed many of the initial PGA Tour player tests, was excited and suitably impressed with Q-Link: “I’ve conducted thousands of tests in a multitude of industries, and I’ve never seen anything like Q-Link’s results,” says McGregor. “Whether Q-Link was worn for two minutes or two days, every subject exhibited an increase in measurable cell energy and a strengthened resistance

to the effects of stress. The great thing about this product is that it applies to anything you do in life, work, play and even sleep.” A world where day to day stress levels are ever-increasing and the need to remain mentally alert becomes more prevalent, Q-Link offers the wearer benefits to provide an overall improvement in quality of life and inner balance.

HOW TO GET YOUR OWN “SUPPORT SYSTEM & SECRET WEAPON” To order your Q-Link online at or by calling toll-free 1800 175 465. Q-Link Pendants start from $198 models available are the Q Black, Q White, Q Titanium, Q Silver Pebble and Q 14K Gold Pebble.



Thousands Register To Swing Their Way To Paris! By Louise Osborne

Royal Perth Golf Club National winners! Treated like stars at their media conference held at the MFS Women’s Australian Open – This could be you!


he PeugeotWomen’s Classic is becoming one of Australia’s most popular and prestigious team tournaments for women. The classic is living proof that a tournament can engage women to play, assist with club development and strengthen social networks within the local community. In 2006 the Classic acquired 17,000 registrations and this year already 16,000 have registered, which is an outstanding result and the numbers are set to soar to an all time high before registrations close on the 30th of September 2007. “Last year’s Classic has enjoyed great success. We’re very proud to be able to provide a platform for social interaction and be part of the biggest team amateur tournament for women in Australia,” responded Rob Dommerson, Managing Director of Peugeot Automobiles Australia. It’s an exciting time for grassroots women’s golf, with greater opportunities for current members and the non club golfers to enter the golfing landscape. Partnerships are forming Australia wide between various stakeholders to form stronger and ongoing commitments to women’s golf. The Peugeot Women’s Classic is a result of one of these partnerships, complimenting Golf Australia’s vision and commitment to grow female participation. “The Classic provides a concentrated focus on engaging women and showcases women’s grassroots golf to the nation. It brings out the values of club culture such as support, pride and unity. No other team amateur tournament for women, offers female golfers the opportunity to represent ones club, state and country. It also recognises there are equal opportunities for women club golfers, bringing back engagement into the club,” enthused Nick Green, OAM, Manager of Game & Club Development at Golf Australia


And no wonder the Classic has become so popular, as it offers some of the biggest prizes in amateur history, including a trip to Paris. National Champion, Rumiko Takahashi from The Royal Perth Golf Club, commented on her team’s victory, “We expected to come to Sydney for a holiday and some shopping time, we never thought we could win and now we’re off to Paris in August!” It is this grand prize and a myriad of others which are up for grabs to anyone, of any ability or age, and subsequently has a lot of women talking. Amongst those already practicing their putts, is Victorian State Champion, Margaret Adams from Queens Park Golf Club, Geelong. When asked about the Classic she said, “In it’s first year, lots of clubs didn’t realise the prestige, now it’s multiplied 110 times. We’re already practicing because we know the competition will be tough. “Everyone wants to go for it now, including most of the clubs in the south western district! Nothing has been done for amateurs at this level. I mean we were even flown to Sydney, all expenses paid by Peugeot, to represent our state in the national final. The flood gates are open; it’s hardly a twenty dollar cheese plate at the end.” Womens GOLF Spring 2007

Nick Green, Jane Ferguson (sister of “Fergie”) and channel 10 sports journalist Christi Malthouse getting in some practice at the launch.

However, Margaret also emphasised the social impact the Classic has had on clubs, and not only amongst females. “It’s has transformed our club; even our male club members arranged a send off for us before the national final to show their support. It was great to see them get involved.” Mr Dommerson added, “It’s great hearing about the support clubs have received from their local communities and that there are still women out there celebrating. “We encourage women of all ages and all levels, from metropolitan and regional areas across the country, to participate in this new three ball golf tournament to achieve their dream on the green.” ”It’s been the pinnacle of our golfing career and we’re still celebrating.” concluded Margaret.

Tournament Details Will My Club Be Involved? Every club in Australia has the opportunity to hold their own Peugeot Women’s Classic tournament between now and 30th September, 2007. Please contact your club to ensure it is placed on the tournament calendar.

Stages There are three levels to the Peugeot Women’s Classic: 1. Club level (March-September) 2. State finals (November-December) 3. National final (January 2008)

Format The Peugeot Women’s Classic is a three Ball Better Ball Team Stableford event.

Eligibility The tournament is open to all female golfers with a registered handicap.

Cost Entry fee is $5 per competitor, which covers the administration costs.

How to Enter

The bubbly flowed at the Peugeot classic launch held at the Melbourne International Motor Show, March 2007. Womens GOLF Spring 2007

For registration forms, tournament information, club schedules, or further information please visit or email if you have any questions regarding the tournament. 35


Behind The Scene Marilyn Ancliff I have been a member of Beaudesert Golf Club for 26 years and been volunteering my time to the club and golf tournaments. I first became involved with Tuohy and Allen (then) at Kooralbyn . Since then I have been to New Zealand Canberra and of course ANZ Ladies Masters at Royal Pines where at present I’m on the organising committee looking after the volunteer section with Marie Kielly better known as (M & M). At present I don’t play as much golf as I would like but over the years I have been as low as a five handicap, been a member of the Gold Coast Meg Nunn Salver and inter district teams. Over the years I have served on the Gold Coast District Committee which included President from 1996-1998. All except for a couple of years while on the coast I have been on the Beaudesert ladies Committee and at present in my 3rd year as President as well as being Club Captain which is a little unusual. This year at Beaudesert we are celebrating our 75th Anniversary.

Michelle O’Brien I am a passionate (middle aged) golfer who found it difficult to buy stylish golf clothes. When I did find fashionable clothes they didn’t fit because they were cut for the young girls, and the clothes that did fit made me look ten years older! I then decided to research women’s golf apparel. I discovered that the average age of female golfers in Australia is 55 years and no one was specifically targeting this market. So Birdee Golf Apparel was launched with my business partner Marilyn Robinson. My role in the business is sales and marketing and Marilyn’s is design. Being middle aged, we recognise how our body shape changes as we get older, so that all the clothes have more room around the waist, sleeves and across the back area as well as stretch for comfort. More importantly it’s the cut of the clothes that sets the brand apart from the rest. The result is that now women of any age can look stylish and fashionable both on and off the golf course. I am amazed at how rapidly the brand has and continues to grow across Australia and New Zealand. I have now appointed sales representatives, although I will continue to sell because we believe it’s crucial to keep in contact with our customers so that we can respond to their changing needs.


The days of endless searching to find women’s golf clothes and accessories in a women friendly atmosphere are over thanks to Golf Divas. Formerly the Ladies Tee Sydney & Sunshine Coast, Golf Divas is a women’s golf apparel store featuring the finest golf products available. Golf Divas offers ladies golf apparel including skorts, shorts, shirts, pants, capris, sweaters, outerwear, socks and gloves. “Our goal is to provide our customers with the best women’s golf apparel available. Our mission will not change, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest level of customer service, along with a wide selection of brand name products and great values.” says new owner Alison Mancini. No longer just worn on the course, fashions found at Golf Divas easily make the transition to everyday apparel. They stock a vast selection of AMERICAN and EUROPEAN Designers in Women’s Sizes 6 – 22 and XS – XXL. Golf Divas understand that ladies don’t want to look like everyone else does on the course, so by offering exclusive collections in limited quantities you will have a different style than everyone else. No matter what kind of style you prefer when hitting the course, you are sure to be able to find the perfect outfit with matching shoes and accessories. For ladies who can’t make it into a store check out their website for secure online shopping, the convenience is unbeatable and the selection is extensive, so you just can’t go wrong. When in Sydney visit the Taren Point store and experience a personalised shopping service from Narelle, Lisa and Wendy. At the Sunshine Coast store, Tamara Beckett fresh off the LPGA tour in the US can not only help you step out in style but offer some golfing tips too! Golf Divas also have a Golf Divas Club offering special privileges and those signing up before September 30th will receive a welcome pack. Former Ladies Tee Birdie Club members of the Sydney store and those subscribing to the mailing list at the Twin Waters stores will automatically become members of the Golf Divas Club. To receive the welcome pack existing customers need to be sure to register their email address and mobile number before September 30th. And finally for the ultimate golf shopping experience get a group of Golf Divas together from your Club and book in for a shopping event. Create your own fashion parade and view the latest in golf apparel modelled by real women of everyday shapes and sizes. Refreshments and a little special pampering are provided – just BYO laughs. Website:


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Andrea completed a Master of Sport & Exercise Psychology in 2001 at The University of Qld and has been in private practice since 2001. Andrea runs her own psychology consultancy, Mental Notes Consulting, and is dedicated to providing “solutions for optimistic thinking”, specifically focusing on the psychological needs of sportspeople. She consults to athletes of various ages, ability levels and sports. Mental Notes Consulting services South East Qld’s athletes and organisations. Andrea is currently the sport psychologist for the Qld Academy of Sport (QAS) tennis, canoeing and golf programs. Outside of the QAS Andrea consults to national and State sporting organisations, schools and colleges, and private academies. The work involved with each of the various population groups includes individual consults, workshops, presentations, as well as high-performance planning. In addition to private practice Andrea is completing a PhD at Griffith University on optimism training and golf performance. She also continues to lecture and tutor sport and exercise psychology at Griffith University. The similarities between the characteristics of elite athletic performance and corporate performance have led Andrea to adapt her professional skills to the corporate sector.

Mental Notes ... The “bounce back factor” No one truly likes things not going their way. But why do some players appear to “get over it” quickly and return focus to pursuing their goals? How can some players respond to adversity well and treat an adverse event like “water off a duck’s back”? There are many phrases to describe a player’s ability to “move on” from a problematic experience; however the one that I like and use is the “bounce back factor”.


more theoretical term to describe this skill is resilience, which is an athlete’s ability to overcome problems, setbacks, and doubts to bounce back and perform successfully. Problems, setbacks, and doubts can be minor or major in nature by pure definition or they can be made minor or major depending on how the player chooses to deal with the adversity. Examples of these include injury or illness leaving players temporarily unable to train or compete, performance slumps, non-selection, personal relationship difficulties, coach/ athlete communication breakdowns, or poor play ranging from one ‘bad shot’ to a round full of them! The range of setbacks are continually been displayed in the professional ranks. Professional golfers are not excluded from experiencing adversity, be it on or off the course. However, what they tend to demonstrate is the ability to bounce back from these adverse situations. So, if we are players how do we teach ourselves to be resilient? If we are coaches and parents how do we teach our players and children to be resilient? Super important questions! Here are a few general suggestions for how we can address problem solving skills and the need for players to take responsibility for their own problems regardless of how big or small they may be: Include problem solving activities in practise. Ensure that players are given clearly explained options with the ability to choose which option they think will be the most beneficial option for their golf performance. This can enhance critical thinking as well as the ability to guide themselves through concrete decision making processes.


Emphasise that problems or adversity often give opportunity to develop and fine-tune problem solving skills. Teach players to develop a “can do” attitude which means that there are solutions (and by solution I mean, a way to best deal with the problem, not making the problem “disappear”!) for every problem. Encourage players to take responsibility for their actions by outlining consequences and sticking to the consequences of each option discussed. Encourage boundaries with best practice behaviour outlined super clearly. Discuss adversity. Problems do not go way just by avoiding or denying their existence. Strangely enough, problems generally don’t “solve themselves” so be prepared as a coach, parent, and athlete to discuss problems and a way of addressing them. Often this discussion leads to a solution! Having problems is not the problem. Thinking that a problem is a problem is really the problem we need to address. A difficult concept to write let alone understand! There are often cases where athletes, parents, and coaches are so worried about having a problem that it never gets solved and it creates an attitude that problems really are painful. This can be linked to perfectionism and the thinking that revealing a “problem” is “weak”. One observation that I have made from working with a variety of junior amateur golfers in this era is that if there is a lack of problem solving skills, it tends to be linked with the lack of “problems” that this generation of players are exposed to off the course. Thus, players’ abilities to “get themselves out of trouble” both on and off the course are important indicators of the “bounce back factor”. Essentially, if players can treat adversity off the course in a way which displays solid problem solving capabilities their ability to problem solve on the course is likely to be enhanced. The degree of sharpness of your problem solving ability has to increase once you walk onto the course for your pre-shot, post-shot, and walk time. Start by incorporating diligent problem solving strategies in your pre-shot time. Preparation for rounds also assists your Womens GOLF Spring 2007

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For more information or stockists visit or phone 07 5493 2559 problem solving skills. Aim to have game plans and alternative game plans to ensure you are always working out a way to “play the game” on the course. A more specific and focused way to “bounce back” is to integrate a post-shot routine into your game. This routine is very similar in nature to your pre-shot routine. It is a plan of your thoughts and actions (and thus feelings) after you have hit the shot. It begins as soon as you have made contact with the ball and is the physiological and psychological reaction to the shot. Just as with your pre-shot routine, you can follow a step-by-step process to develop your own personal post-shot routine. Here are the steps: Look – Finish your shot and aim for a “photo finish” (i.e., see the balanced way professionals finish each shot). Watch your ball to see where it goes – so you can find it and so that you may get feedback from your ball flight. In addition, by literally looking forward, you encourage your mind to move forward towards the next shot (instead of getting caught up in the shot just played). Learn – The main aim from most aspects of playing is for you to commit to learning from each shot and experience on the golf course, be it a “good” or a “bad” experience. There are a numerous ways that you can choose to assess your shot and learn from it – the list is endless. Essentially, I encourage players to choose aspects of each shot that they focus on and then get them to evaluate the effectiveness of these aspects for each shot. Log – Put your “good shots” in the memory bank. Enjoy them and draw on them for later experience. Learn to keep a database of shots and experiences during rounds that you can use Womens GOLF Spring 2007

as evidence. OR Leave – Once you have learnt from your shot, you can “let it go” – “bad shots” need to left behind! You may need some form of challenging self-talk to help you to move on. Sometimes behavioural cues like taking your glove off, putting your club in the bag, or having a drink may be linked to this to assist the process of leaving the shot in the past. Please note: At this spot in your post-shot routine, your shot is in the past, you are phasing into your walk time ... Language – This step is trying to get you to phase into your walk time by getting you to focus on your body language, your interpersonal communication with playing partners or caddies, and your intrapersonal communication (i.e., the inner conversations with yourself). The aim is for you to direct your body and mind towards your “A Game” ready for your walk – This is what you do and think to create the feelings you want to have consistently on the course. All you have to do now is develop your own post-shot routine from this outline to help you bounce back each shot! The bounce back factor is definitely one of the defining factors in today’s game. The sheer emotional control when things don’t go ones way is evident in nearly every professional tournament we watch. To integrate this skill into developing a professional-like mindset, players could get coaches and parents to observe rounds and ‘score’ how many times players managed to “bounce back” from a seemingly tough spot in the round ...Watch this “score” improve as players become tough and develop their own bounce back factor! 39

SUBSCRIBER PRIZE WINNER Dear Cathryn and team at Womens Golf Magazine, Thank you so much for the Henry-Griffitts golf clubs subscriber’s prize. My daughter gave me the magazine as a Christmas present because I love golf so much, and I sent the subscription off as I really liked the magazine. What a thrill to come home on a Friday afternoon to hear the message that I had won this wonderful set of clubs! I have been playing golf for only four years with the Mona Vale G.C. in Sydney ladies swingers group, and just this year have joined with the lady members, or associates as they were known previously (colloquially known as the big girls).

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Last Wednesday I travelled across Sydney from the Northern Beaches to a driving range at Arncliffe (near the airport) to meet Jeff Mansfield to be fitted for my new clubs. It was so much fun.We spent two hours with me hitting balls with a various combination of shafts and club heads and receiving some very helpful tips on swing and technique. Then Wednesday after next we are meeting again when he will bring my personally fitted clubs and give me a lesson as part of the package. As a physiotherapist I can also appreciate the principles behind what and why these clubs are so special. Thank you again. I will email you after the next meeting, Regards, Mia Sherman Hi Cathi, My apologies for taking so long to reply to your email re subscriber’s prize of the Henry-Griffitts golf clubs. I have only played two competition rounds with the new clubs and have already reduced my handicap by four strokes! (from 41 to 37), but there is still a way to go as I have only started with the associates this year. A big thank you to Womens Golf magazine, Henry-Griffitts and Jeff Mansfield who fitted the clubs and gave me some expert tuition. Please find some photos attached of when I met with Jeff the second time to be presented with the clubs (the first time being the fitting session), and at my home course, Mona Vale G. C. on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney. It is great to have such a high-quality magazine focused on Australian Women’s golf not only at the professional level, but also the everyday golfer. Regards, Mia Sherman


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Help Sanctuary Cove Golf raise money for Breast Cancer Research.

There are currently membership’s available at $34000. Once fully subscribed a further 20 memberships will be made available at $36000 and then a further 20 will be made available at $37000. An important aspect of the offer is the three-stage, $12 million redevelopment program that includes a new golf clubhouse on the Arnold Palmer signature Pines golf course. The new Club has a number of major construction projects planned over the next 3 years, the first of which is the new Golf Clubhouse on The Pines Golf Course. Detailed design documentation for the new clubhouse is complete and construction is expected to commence in May. Additionally there is planned a refurbishment of the existing Country Club building to create an expanded leisure facility and major renovation of The Palms golf course. According to General Manager Paul Grainger.“The popularity and success of our sales drive underpins our confidence that we are well on the way to creating a truly world class golf and leisure facility. In the context of private golf membership sales in Australia, the take up of membership to date is unparalleled and shows no sign of slowing down”. People who wish to join the new Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club as full privilege members purchase a convertible note (that ultimately converts into a share) in Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Holdings Limited, which owns the club and its assets. Womens GOLF Spring 2007

Monday 22 October 2007 & Tuesday 23 October 2007 8am Shotgun Cost: $95 per person Event: Single Stableford in conjunction with a team of four event.

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ince releasing their private transferable memberships mid 2006 membership sales to The Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club show no sign of slowing in 2007. Over 200 new memberships have been sold since their release in July 2006, 116 of these sales have happened this year!

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24th August Help in the fight against cancer and make a donation to the Cancer Council on Daffodil Day

8th – 12th October Australian Women’s Senior Amateur TBD

5th October Lace up your joggers and participate in Walk to Work Day for better health

20th September Make a donation towards Alzheimer’s research on World Alzheimer’s Day

6th – 9th December LG/Bing Lee NSW Women’s Open Oatlands GC – Oatlands, NSW 11th – 13th December The Dunes Medal The Dunes Links GC – Rye,VIC

October Breast Cancer Month Pink Ribbon breakfasts are a fun, early get-together of friends, family or workmates to celebrate the achievements of breast cancer research and raise funds for further research.

21st – 23rd October Tasmanian Women’s 72-Hole Stroke Play (Elvie Whitesides) Ulverstone GC – Ulverstone, TAS NOV 07

Nikki Garrett Nov

Melanie Smith Sep 16th September Women’s Golf Tasmania South Kingston Beach GC – Hobart, TAS

25th December Christmas Day 26th December Boxing Day 26th December Proclamation Day (SA)


1st – 7th September National Asthma Week raises awareness that asthma is a manageable condition


SEP 07

8th – 12th October Australian Women’s Mid Amateur TBD

DEC 07

Carlie Butler Dec

Marousa Polias Oct

Crystal Fanning Aug

1st October Queen’s Birthday (WA)

25th November Women’s Golf Tasmanian North Launceston GC – Kings Meadowns, TAS


1st – 8th August Book your dentist for a check-up during Dental Health Week

Peugeot Women’s Classic (Teams event) held throughout the year – local club tournaments, the State championship, the national final – then PARIS! For more info go to


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6th November Melbourne Cup Day (VIC) 18th – 25th November For Skin Cancer Awareness Week, have a skin cancer check-up Womens GOLF Spring 2007

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JAN 08

1st January New Years Day 26th January Australia Day Golf Australia Events 9th – 11th January TBC 2008 Australian Girls’ Amateur Championship TBA (Queensland) 14th – 16th January TBC 2008 Australian Girls’ Interstate Team’s Matches TBA (Queensland) 31st January – 3rd February 2008 MFS Women’s Australian Open Kingston Heath Golf Club State Events 17th – 20th January 2008 Lake Macquarie Women’s Amateur Belmont Golf Club 24th – 27th January 2008 LG/Bing Lee NSW Women’s Open Oatlands Golf Club

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FEB 08

Golf Australia Events 22 February 2008 Australian Women’s Foursomes Championship Riversdale Golf Club

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The Lexus Cup Motors Into New Territory As The 2007 Tournament Drives To Perth, Western Australia


nnika Sorenstam and Se Ri Pak take charge of Team International and Team Asia Australia, July 3rd, 2007 – Today Lexus Cup 2007 organisers announced details on its new venue - Perth, Western Australia for this prestigious women’s golf tournament. The Vines Resort and Country Club has been chosen as the site in Perth that will host thousands of spectators as they witness three days of exciting match play golf – foursomes, fourballs and singles. From December 7th – 9th, Team International will once again face Team Asia as 24 of theworld’s top women golfers battle it out for the third year, to see who will take the coveted title. Looking to reclaim the title after missing out to Team Asia in 2006, Annika Sorenstamwill return once more as captain of Team International and she relishes the new challenges that The Vines will bring. “I think it is great that the Lexus Cup is moving to a new location this year.We are continuously looking to promote golf all over the world and Perth will provide a great venue for this year’s event and it will also be good for us to visit somewhere new and play a different course,” Sorenstam said. “It will be my job as captain in Perth to get the girls to work as a team and to do what we can to play well and regain the cup.” Team Asia can look forward to a new captain this year as Korea’s golf icon Se Ri Pak takes the stage as the team leader. Not new to the Lexus Cup where she helped the team hoist the trophy last year, Pak is a real force on the LPGA Tour and recently qualified for induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame following the completion of her first round at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship in early June. Only halfway through the LPGA Tour season, Pak already boasts four top-ten finishes and looks set to have another promising year on the Tour. The 2006 Heather Farr Player Award recipient broke onto the scene in 1998 when she joined the LPGA Tour and won four events including two majors. She was then named Rolex Rookie of the Year and went on to win four tournaments in 1999 and five in both 2001 and 2002. “It is a great honour to be invited to captain Team Asia at this year’s Lexus Cup,” commented Se Ri Pak. “I thoroughly enjoyed competing last year and I look forward to playing with my team mates at this prestigious event. Hopefully, I’ll help to lead, do the team proud and hoist the trophy by the end of the week!”


The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) will once again be sanctioning the tournament which means team spots will be hotly contested as the female golfers aim to edge up the rankings throughout the season. The captains and sponsors will once again be given special picks to add to the teams’ line-ups and the full team lists will be announced towards the end of the season. Lexus continues their backing of this sporting event and are also excited about the change of course and country this year. Vince Socco, Vice President, Marketing Planning Division, Toyota Womens GOLF Spring 2007

Organisers envisage the Lexus Cup becoming a truly global event to rival other similar team tournaments around the world. The decision to move the event to Western Australia follows this objective and ensures that fans from other parts of the world get to experience this high quality team event.

golf right on their doorstep.” “With the growing popularity of women playing golf, it is great to see a prestigious tournament like the Lexus Cup coming to Perth this year,” said Sheila McHale, Minister of Tourism for Australia. “This is a fantastic achievement for Perth and Western Australia. It isn’t everyday that we get the world’s best female golfers in our own backyard and we are sure that local golf fans will be excited to catch them in action.” Robbie Henchman, Senior Vice President of IMG adds, “The Lexus Cup features the top international and Asian players and we are extremely excited to have Annika Sorenstam returning as captain and Se Ri Pak taking on that huge responsibility as captain of Team Asia. We are sure that Australia, as this year’s host country, will provide a great location for Lexus Cup 2007 and hope that all the fans come out to support their favourite player.”

This year will also see the event reach out to the amateur female golfers in Western Australia as Lexus Cup 2007 launches a new initiative known as “The Pursuit of Glory”.

Sponsors for this year’s Lexus Cup include EventsCorp, Western Australia, The Vines Resort & Country Club, Rolex and Singapore Airlines.

Involving 224 golf clubs across the state, players will compete to earn their place in the final tournament which will be held at The Vines Resort and Country Club on December 6 before the Lexus Cup begins. “It is great to see an LPGA event being staged in Australia and with the stakes being even at one-all, it will be exciting to see who moves ahead in the victory table for the Lexus Cup,” added Chris Higgs, Senior Vice President, COO of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. “It is the aim to grow this event in stature and encourage women to take up the sport. Holding it at The Vines Resort & Country Club will bring this prestigious event to a host of new fans as they experience professional women’s

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Motor Asia Pacific said, “After two successful years in Singapore, Perth will be a refreshing new stage for the world’s top lady golf professionals to pit their talents against each other in this unique team event. Western Australia has some of the most challenging golf courses in the world and we are very excited to bring the Lexus Cup to one of the best – the world-class Vines Resort & Country Club.”

The top four available Asian players from the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings followed by the top four available Asian players from the ADT Official Money List qualify for the Asian team. The same qualifying procedure is carried out for the international team. Should players not be available to play in the Lexus Cup or names are duplicated in both rankings, the next best player is picked. Once the top eight players of each team are confirmed, a further two captain’s picks and two sponsor’s exemptions are selected for each team.

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Golf Australia’s $200,000 Future Fund For Women Golf Australia has announced their acceptance of a grant of up to $200,000 over three years from the Australian Sports Commission, as part of the Commission’s Building a Better Sport: Better Management Practices project. The funding is a three year agreement based on $150,000 with the scope to apply for an additional $50,000.


olf Australia plans to use the funding assistance to increase women’s participation in the golfing industry at all levels of playing, coaching, administration and governance.

The ASC program is designed to assist with research and developing solutions to issues that emerge in individual sports and the sports industry. It also benchmarks, promotes and advocates national best practice in high performance, and governance and business management to Australian sports. Nick Green, Director of Game and Club Development, Golf Australia said, “As a fairly new entity it is exciting for Golf Australia to be granted this support. This acknowledgment from the ASC validates our achievements to date in line with our driving objective to grow the sport in Australia. This funding will enable us to focus on developing ways of involving more women in golf and more importantly getting them into more decision making positions.” This partnership has opened up an opportunity to employ a Women’s Development Officer at Golf Australia who will be starting this July. Research conducted by Golf Australia in 2004 (then as the Australian Golf Union) found only a third of golf clubs have female representation on their boards. “This is just one of the areas we will be targeting with our project.A more balanced level of gender representation on boards will add greater understanding of issues as they arise, as well as an invaluable mix of skills and ideas,” added Green. Director of ASC National Sport Programs, Greg Nance said, “The Australian Sports Commission remains committed to improving the involvement and professional development of women across all levels of Australian sport, particularly in leadership and decision-making roles.” “Australian sport stands to benefit from a greater number of women in leadership and decision-making roles which contribute to the depth and diversity of Australian sport,” Mr Nance said. “We’re pleased to partner with Golf Australia in this great initiative to improve the involvement of women in roles as athletes, coaches, managers, trainers and officials across many levels of Australian golf.” The agreement will commence from July 1 2007. Golf Australia is fortunate to be one of only two recipients of this grant. The other is Bowls Australia.


About The Lexus Cup The Lexus Cup 2007 is the 3rd edition of an annual prestigious ladies team event pitting 12 international players against 12 leading players from Asia. The victory table stands at one a piece for each team and the Lexus Cup 2007 will take place in Perth, Australia. Team members are selected based on their rankings and season earnings, including two (2) captain’s picks and two (2) sponsor’s exemptions.

About Lexus Lexus is the premium vehicle division of the Toyota Motor Corporation. Through its passionate commitment to the pursuit of perfection and the most satisfying automobile ownership experience, Lexus has become synonymous with luxury, quality and innovative engineering since its introduction in 1989. Within a decade, the Lexus brand and reputation achieved remarkable growth and became America’s best-selling line of luxury motor vehicles as it entered the new millennium. Rated by JD Power for the 12th consecutive year and one of the top five most reliable brands by Consumer Reports, Lexus cars are sold in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, Africa and Latin America.

About IMG IMG is the world’s premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. IMG is a diversified global business with two major business segments: IMG Sports Entertainment, and IMG Media. IMG employs over 2,300 people in 30 countries. Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004. IMG Sports & Entertainment includes consulting services; event ownership and management; fashion events and models representation; golf course design; licensing; client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, baseball, hockey, football, European football, rugby, cricket, motorsports, coaching, Olympic sports and action sports. In addition, IMG Academies are the world’s largest and most successful, multi-sport training and education facilities. IMG Media, which includes its TWI subsidiary, is recognized as a global leader in the delivery of new media services, with Internet, broadband and mobile expertise, transforming how audiences access and interact with content. In addition, IMG Media produces and distributes over 9,000 hours of content annually, including award winning television and radio programming, over multiple platforms across 200 countries and covering more than 240 sports. It also represents the broadcast rights to many of the world’s premier sporting events and has the world’s biggest sports archive with more than 200,000 hours of footage.

About the LPGA Featuring the world’s best women golfers, the LPGA’s membership includes touring, teaching and club professionals. The LPGA Tour in 2006 features 35 events, with total prize money of more than $50 million. Since 1981, the LPGA and its tournaments have raised approximately $170 million for charity. From the dreams of its 13 founders in 1950, the LPGA has evolved into the world’s pre-eminent women’s professional sports organization. The LPGA has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a nonprofit organization involved in every facet of golf. In addition to the LPGA Tour members, the LPGA membership includes nearly 1,200 certified Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) who serve the golf industry in teaching, coaching and management positions. The LPGA T&CP member programs focus on increasing the involvement of women, girls and youth in golf, as well as contribute to the growth of the sport overall. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information on the LPGA, log on Womens GOLF Spring 2007

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organised club competition days and afterwards in the members’ bar and lounge.

The Vines Golf & Country Club is one of few clubs that offer equal playing rights for females in Australia and are currently seeking more lady members to join their prestigious club.

The Vines Resort & Country Club is much more than just a golf course, there are also squash courts, tennis courts, a swimming pool and gymnasium. Attached to the Club is the Novotel Hotel, with its award-winning restaurants and members are eligible for generous discounts on accommodation, food and beverages.

Members enjoy a range of benefits that others can only envy. For starters there are 36 magnificent golf holes, including a composite course that has hosted 12 Vines/Heineken Classics and the prestigious Johnnie Walker Classic in 2006 and now the upcoming Lexus Cup in December 2007. Members also have access to first class facilities with the clubhouse overlooking the first tee and ninth green of The Lakes layout.

You are invited to apply for membership at The Vines, which offers you benefits you would expect from Australia’s leading resort course, as well as an active social environment in which to relax. The Vines Golf and Country Club represents quality and value for members. We invite you to compare and we are sure you will come back to The Vines every time!

The Vines Golf and Country Club has a non-discriminatory membership policy – that means men and women members enjoy Further information regarding membership is available at www. exactly the same benefits with equal playing rights. Both sexes email or contact the Meadow Springs Advert.qxp:Meadow Springs Bridal Advert 186 x 132 V2or 1/3/07 10:07 AM Page 1 intermingle on the course on Wednesday and Saturdays in an club office on (08) 9297 0701.

The magnificent scenery surrounding the prestigious golf course has made the exclusive Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club one of the most sought after wedding venues south of Perth. Take in the spectacular sunset over the ancient Tuart trees from the expansive windows of the reception rooms or the adjacent private terrace. Experience the intimate elegance of a family affair or the glamour of a gala event for up to 100 guests. Menus can be tailored to suit every occasion.

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his year’s event saw the best field ever assembled for the tournament with entrants from the entire national squad. Wind and rain set the scene for the first day of the Bowra and O’Dea Women’s Classic at Lake Karrinyup. Three players shared the lead after the first day; Frances Bondad, Julia Boland and Courtney Massey. The conditions were such that only six players were under par on day one.

A change in lead after day two saw Courtney Massey experience the pressure of leading a field in a senior ranked tournament. Going into the third day was a group of seven players all within four strokes. The final accolade went to Frances Bondad of NSW winning the event by one stroke from Emma Bennett of Victoria. Bondad started the final day in equal third but worked through the field playing a very solid brand of golf. The victory enabled Bondad to take the number one spot in Australian women’s amateur golf. Notable performances from some of the entrants included Courtney Massey’s 3rd place and Whitney Hillier’s improved performance from 7th place last year to 4th for the 72 Womens GOLF Spring 2007

hole event. Hillier’s performance was supported by very good performances from other WA talent with Jessica Speechley and Rochelle Miles each winning a round of the 18 hole event. Whilst Karrie Liggins and Judy Borgward had wonderful performances in the 54 hole event. Women’s Golf WA also recognises the contribution of our volunteers who caddied (68 over three days) and others who worked on the Match Committee or generally helped in making this tournament so well run and supported. WA State Team with Minister for Sport Recreation John Kobelke MLA

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Pursuit of Glory Lexus Cup Team Challenge WGWA are proud to announce that Lexus have provided sponsorship for the Pursuit of Glory Challenge on Thursday 6 December that will support the Lexus Cup being played at the Vines from 7 – 9 December. It will also provide the opportunity for golfers from all over Western Australia see the best female golfers in action.

The young WA State team finished in 3rd place at the Interstate Series, nearly taking home the Gladys Hay Cup. It came down to the final days play against Queensland where the Queenslanders showed more experience to win the Cup. Kristie Smith had an outstanding tournament leading from the front spot and was well supported by teenagers, Stacey Shanahan and Whitney Hillier.

State Senior & Junior Championships Last year, Stacey Shanahan (Cottesloe) won both the State Senior and Junior Championships. Will Stacey be able to repeat it this year as she is still eligible to play in the Junior Championships? The State Senior Championships are being held at the WA Golf Club from 23 – 27 July and the State Junior Championships at Stacey’s home club of Cottesloe on 2 & 3 October.

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The qualifying teams from both country and Perth will play off at The Vines on Thursday 6 December and then are invited to the Opening Ceremony of the Lexus Cup.

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s we all know volunteers form the cornerstone of golf in this state. There are so many to who we owe so much. We now pay tribute to just one, Beryl Hawthorne.

Beryl began playing golf in 1964, at Pinnaroo Golf Club, a small rural town near the South Australia – Victoria border. Beryl immediately became a tireless volunteer. She was a committee member from 1965 until the Equal Opportunities Board decreed in 1987 that the Ladies’ and Men’s Clubs join, forming one identity. Beryl was captain at this time and in 1989 she added another string to her bow by becoming the Pinnaroo Golf Club House Manager. This is a position she still holds today, a job she loves. Beryl and her husband Robert ran the Junior Golf program in Pinnaroo from 1979 to 1983 and she has assisted with this ever since. Most of her original juniors are full members today and all of them attribute much of their skill and passion for golf to Beryl’s early influence. They are all quick to praise Beryl, the lady and the golfer.

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Beryl has held many positions: Captain in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1987 and 1988. Secretary in 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1977. President in 1982 and 1983. Beryl is the undisputed reference source for the club. Her knowledge of the rules and processes of the game is extraordinary – anyone needing clarification goes straight to Beryl. She is our advisor and has remained on the match committee since 1966. Beryl holds the old course record of 79 which she set in 1983. One of her most treasured achievements was winning the Ethel Wyatt Memorial Bowl, which is held each year during Open Week in Adelaide. Comprising of best net score over two stroke rounds, Beryl was thrilled to break her handicap and win this trophy in the mid 1980’s – a real feat on the city courses. Passion for life and the game • Exclusive Womens golf apparel • Gloves and accessories Monday to Saturday 10AM – 4PM Bella Golf Designs 3-58 Woodville Road WOODVILLE SA 5011 61 08 8347 7774


Her most recent achievement at 70 years of age was her 25th Club Championship win in 2006. Of the club Committee meetings held in the last 20 years, Beryl has missed only five, an attendance record of 98%! 1967-2007 and beyond is a long time for a club to have that kind of dedicated service, but Beryl has given it willingly. Her modest nature and quiet encouragement are a credit to the game of golf and the Pinnaroo Golf Club. Beryl was honoured with a Heroes Award in 2000 and in 1996 the Pinnaroo Golf Club awarded her a Life Membership for her Services to the club. We thank Beryl and the many others like her for their contribution to golf in this state and long may they continue. Womens GOLF Spring 2007

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VICTORIA Celebrating 100 Years Of Metropolitan Pennant


oming off a successful Centenary Year in 2006, Women’s Golf Victoria (WGV) has again celebrated yet another milestone – 100 years of women’s metropolitan pennant. WGV celebrated in style by hosting a celebratory dinner for past and current players and caddies at the newly refurbished, Yarra Yarra Golf Club. In excess of 220 women gathered to reflect on some of the key decisions, events and milestones which have shaped the women’s pennant competition over the past one hundred years. The highlight of the evening was without doubt, the reminiscing of the good, bad and winning ugly.

Keeping “abreast” of the rules Former WGV President Anne Court remembers the day in the early 1980’s when at Woodlands against the home team, a Royal Melbourne player played a shot on the 16th hole that hit a tree and landed in the cleavage of her opponent’s caddy. According to the rule at the time, a player was deemed to lose the hole if her ball hit either player or caddy on the opposing team. Although she lost the hole, she went on to win the match.

to take her place in the team. As any true club member would, Ruby took to the tee at Albert Park and found herself Dormie up after nine holes!

“How far does the caddy’s job extend?” Playing against Metropolitan at Southern a few years ago, one Riversdale member found her ball to be lying next to a very large ‘stick’ in the bunker. Upon closer inspection, the player, and caddy, discovered the ‘stick’ to be in fact, a very angry snake. The player, unwilling to enter the bunker, turned to her caddy and said, ‘it’s the caddy’s job to retrieve the ball from a hazard.’

“Taking appreciation a little too far” When the VLGU (WGV) ruled in 1961 that clubs could give pennant players a ball without affecting their amateur status, one player was overly appreciative towards her Club. For the entire season she played with the same ball she was given by her Captain in Round 1, before returning it at the end of the season.

“Game, set, duck ...”

“Beware of the sick golfer”

In a very tightly contested match one pennant season, a Metropolitan player found that the result of her match would decide the overall winner for the day. Playing up the last, she hit a shot that headed straight towards a duck sitting by the green. Her opponent thought she had the match won, but to her surprise the ball bounced off the duck’s back and onto the green. With the timing of her luck impeccable, the Metropolitan player sunk her putt on the last to win her match, and the day for her team.

Yarra Yarra member Lydia Denehey recalls a day when her mother, Ruby Duncan proved the myth ‘beware of the sick golfer’ to be true. In the 1930’s, Ruby was due to play pennant for Yarra at Albert Park, but rang her Captain to say she was stuck in bed with the flu. The Captain, although very sympathetic, informed Ruby that there wasn’t an emergency available and she would just have

Onto was delighted to present Dr Marcus Carey from the Royal Women’s Hospital with a cheque for $40,650. WGV has earmarked as a significant project the raising of $75,000 to cover the training of one urogynaecological specialist, and to assist in bringing this important area of women’s medicine into the public domain. Commencing in November 2005 with the sale of the first

46 years of pennant without missing a season It is going to take some time before Bev Kendall’s record is broken. In 2005, Bev retired from playing 46 consecutive years of pennant for Rosanna Golf Club. She views pennant as the ‘opportunity to represent your club at the highest level.’

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Address Book produced to mark the special year, the project aims to reach its target in two years. The remaining funds will be raised through further sales of the Address Book and from proceeds of the Centenary Fourball event continuing to be played in 2007, but to be known as the Royal Women’s Hospital Fourball. (To purchase your copy of the address book ($20 plus postage) contact the WGV office on 03 9523 8511 or visit www.

100 Years Of Pennant Speech Good evening ladies and welcome to Yarra Yarra, to celebrate yet another milestone in the history of Victorian women’s golf. On behalf of the Board of Women’s Golf Victoria I’d like to thank you all for supporting the one hundred year anniversary of metropolitan women’s pennant. Everyone here tonight has played a part in shaping the history of pennant in Victoria, and I’d like to spend some time reflecting on some of the key decisions, events and milestones which have taken place over the past century. Within six months of forming the Victorian Ladies Golf Union in 1906, a decision was made to introduce a pennant competition played out between Eaglemont (Yarra Yarra), Albert Park and Royal Park Golf Clubs and five of the Union’s six founding clubs, Caulfield (Metropolitan), Essendon (Northern), Geelong, Kew and Surrey Hills (Riversdale). In 1907, Surrey Hills went through the season undefeated to win the inaugural VLGU pennant season. In 1908, the increased amount of clubs affiliated with the Union justified the introduction of three pennant divisions – Senior, Junior A and Junior B. These divisions remained in place for quite some time, until the Union abandoned the Senior Division in 1946 and awarded pennant cups to winners in the Silver and Bronze divisions. Pennant cups had been awarded to winning teams since 1910, with the exclusion of years between 1925 and 1946, when the Union awarded Pennant flags to winning Senior and Junior A teams only. One year later, the decision was made to award Senior, Junior A and Junior B pennant winners with a flag for their first win. The club could purchase another flag for additional wins at a price of 3.10.0. In 1970, the Union became a little more generous, offering to put an extra date on pennant flags if the club wins more than once, as the price of flags had risen to $27. For most of Pennant’s early years, Royal Melbourne Golf Club dominated the competition, including winning all three divisions in 1914. A few years later, in 1925 the Union abolished handicap limits within divisions, and ruled that teams were to be made up of five players, playing in handicap order. However, five years later, in 1930, the Union changed this rule stating that player order was up to the Captain as ‘handicaps are not important in matchplay.’ As we can see, many changes were occurring to the rules of

Pennant, and in 1931 the Union established pennant guidelines. Firstly, pennant was played in handicap divisions. Pennant A, Scratch – 18, B, 19-30 and C, 30-36. Secondly, each team was to consist of seven players, all to play off scratch, and finally, cost to clubs to enter a pennant team was 10/-. Pennant experienced even more changes in the 1960’s and 70’s, with many of the decisions made still applicable to today’s game. Many of you may remember the decision in 1961 to allow clubs to give golf balls to pennant players, as the Union ruled that such an act would not affect a player’s amateur status. Interestingly, the VGA did not agree to this at the time. In 1963 it was decided to allow town players to also compete for country pennant teams within the same season. In 1964, matches square after 18 holes were to go down the 19th, however this rule changed in 1968 with squared matches accounting for a half. In 1972 pennant teams were played with the lowest handicapper hitting off first. A discussion was had in 1974 to play teams in reverse order, however it wasn’t until 1976 that this rule took effect. Today as has always been the way, women’s pennant matches are fiercely contested, with all players representing their Club with passion and pride. Women’s pennant in Victoria has been privy to have some of Australia’s golfing legends play for city Clubs, such as Gladys Hay, Burtta Cheney, Nellie Gatehouse and Mona McLeod. We have also been privy to have current touring professionals such as Nadina Light, Sarah Kemp and Rebecca Stevenson, play in our pennant competition. And now, today, we have Australian representative players, Emma Bennett, Kate Combes, Grace Lennon and Jody Fleming playing for their Clubs in Section 1 pennant. Ladies, thank you once again for supporting the centenary year of Victorian women’s pennant, and I trust tonight you will enjoy catching up with old friends and reminiscing the history of Victorian women’s pennant.

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Riversdale Golf Club 2007 LADIES RIVERSDALE CUP


he Ladies Riversdale Cup is a 72-hole National and State ranking event that this year attracted a talented group of competitors from both Australia and New Zealand. It is one of Victoria’s biggest amateur stroke events for women. Inhong Lim from Riversdale Golf Club successfully defended her title by claiming a back-to-back win. She consistently led the four-day event, carding rounds of 72, 72, 73 and 74. Runner-up on a four/way countback was Helen Oh from Concord Golf Club in NSW. Rebecca Flood (Coonabarabran) and Sunny Park (The Lakes) representing NSW won the National Teams Event. In March last year Inhong became the first Riversdale member to win the Ladies’ Riversdale Cup. Inhong told us that “this year’s win was just as satisfying”.


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In her ambition to become a professional golfer she is now hoping for a US scholarship to help her realise her dream. There have been quite a few offers. Riversdale is fortunate enough to have its own water supply and was in great condition. Of course, the downpour we had a few days prior to the event certainly helped both the dams and the fairways. Considering the drought situation, we were very lucky. The redesigned scenic 13th hole was a surprise for many of the players who had not had the opportunity to “check it out”! There were frequent cries of “nobody told me that was there!” as yet another ball finished in the burn at the bottom of the hill.


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50 Years In Golf WGNSW is aiming to provide recognition for the contribution of the very long serving members in Women’s Golf in NSW. Clubs in the state are being encouraged to contact Women’s Golf NSW to arrange for certificate presentations to those who have been involved for 50 years or more.


he Murwillumbah club was one of the first clubs to organise these presentations. Liz Crawshaw, the Hon. Sec. of the Women’s Golf Murwillumbah, said that the ladies were quite thrilled with their certificates, and with the fuss made of them. Liz provided the background on the club and the stories of the ladies who were recognised on the day. When the members of the club recently gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of a long-time member, they also arranged to recognize the contribution of six ladies who have been involved with women’s golf for fifty years or more. Another club which has had celebrations of a similar kind was the Bayview club in Sydney. They were recognising the contribution of life member, Esma Nicholls, after 60 years with the club who is also eligible for the WGNSW presentation. The stories of these wonderful ladies are an inspiration and WGNSW are very pleased to encourage recognition of their contribution to the sport. At Murwillumbah, some of the information for the 50 years in Golf presentations relied on long memories as many of the club records were lost in flood. The club began in 1931, as a six hole course at the showground, but moved after two years to Dunbible, where a nine hole course was established. The next move was to Tygalgah Race Course in 1948, and finally to the current location at Byangum Road, just on the edge of town, in 1959. Gwen Molloy, celebrating her 90th birthday, began playing golf 51 years ago, at Tygalgah, and has been a member of Murwillumbah Club ever since. Although involved in a family business, Gwen played pennants and got her handicap down to 18. She remembers that when the present club house


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was being built, all the bricks used were second-hand. She was one of many members who chipped the old cement off the bricks before they could be re-used. She says she thoroughly enjoyed working together with all the members to establish the club in its present home. Although Gwen no longer plays, she is still a social member of the club. Veema Williams also began playing golf when the course was at Tygalgah. Veema served in various Committee positions over a period of six or seven years in total, beginning in 1954 as Captain and proceeding to hold the positions of President, Vice-President and Assistant Secretary at various times. Veema was also very active in the Northern Rivers Association over a period of about 13 years, serving as club representative, then Vice-President for two terms, and acting as Counsellor for 6 years. Somehow, Veema also found time for golf, reducing her handicap to 13. She was in A grade for 20 years! Veema is a life member of Murwillumbah Golf Club. Eileen Gielis began playing golf at Tweed Heads Coolangatta, when she was about 17 years old. She later played at Tygalgah, which was a nine hole course in the middle of the race course. She recalls that when a race was about to start, a bell rang and the golfers had to sit down for the duration of the race! The club was later moved to its present site and Eileen was an inaugural member of Murwillumbah Golf Club. She has been a continuous member, holding most Committee positions, including that of President. Eileen is also a life member of the club. Eileen has had 3 holes-in-one. She used to attend Country Week in Sydney, and won the Mabel MacKenzie Cup one year: her name is engraved on the cup. Norma “Bubbles” Elliott, first joined Lismore Golf Club about 1948, but moved to Murwillumbah a year later and began playing at the Tygalgah course. She moved around a bit, and was a member at Wauchope, followed by Maclean, before eventually returning to Murwillumbah. Bubbles has held every Committee position except for those of Treasurer and Handicap Manager. She was club champion for three years running at Wauchope, and club champion at Maclean, but says she only managed to be runner-up at Murwillumbah! Bubbles is also a life member at Murwillumbah. She says she thinks she was made a life member because she did such a good job of whipping the cream and arranging the strawberries on the pavlovas.

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Esma Nicholls was recently presented with an engraved Waterford crystal bowl at on the occasion of her 60th Anniversary as a member of Bayview Golf Club. Esma was 90 years old on Sunday, 4th March, 2007. She joined Bayview on 12th April 1947 and, with her husband, Ron, travelled from Manly each week by bus carrying her clubs. She has been a willing contributor to the club and served on the Ladies Committee for 14 years, 4 as Captain, 1 as Vice President, and four as President and rest in general committee tasks. Esma was a member of the Club’s first grade team in 1950 and continued to represent the club for many years being rewarded in 1969 when she played in the winning team. She was created a life member if 1987 and in 1997, after 50 years of continuous membership, was at the 1997 AGM awarded the honour of becoming the first woman to be appointed a Patron of the Club. Esma played regularly at Bayview until she was 89 when she felt it was time to put her clubs away. So 2007 has been a year of celebration within the Bayview Golf Club – first Esma’s 90th birthday where she was donned with a boa and the ladies sang her praises in a rework of “Hello Dolly”, and then on April 12 Esma was given a lunch with Board members to celebrate her 60 years as a member. Esma still joins the ladies for lunch and other special occasions throughout the year, especially Presentation night. She is a valued member of the club and an inspiration to all the members.

Elaine Aiken began playing golf at age 12, in the school holidays of 1949, at Blackheath Golf Club. In 1955 she joined Killara Club and played there for 25 years before moving to the north coast. In 1980 she joined Terranora Country Club and Tweed-Coolangatta and played there before becoming a member of Murwillumbah in 1996. Murwillumbah is now her only club. Eileen served on Committee at Terranora. Alice Williams also began her golf career at Tygalgah, but reports she was actually more active in men’s golf, as her husband was very involved in the Northern Rivers Association and they travelled extensively throughout the region. Alice is a dual member of Ballina and Murwillumbah Golf Clubs, and she still plays twice a week at Ballina, visiting Murwillumbah occasionally. At Bayview Golf Club on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Lady President Dinah Latreille was happy to let WGNSW know of one of their long serving members who is eligible for recognition by the state body who she described as a truly remarkable lady. Womens GOLF Spring 2007



WGNSW ACT Meeting by Sue Fabian


ver 180 players enjoyed the WGNSW ACT meeting held in Canberra. The fine weather, pleasant temperatures and beautiful autumn foliage made the ACT a great place to be. Players delighted in the colours and shapes of the deciduous trees on the Canberra courses, often a surprising contrast to courses with predominately gum trees or evergreens. Besides their golf, the women found many other activities to make their stay even more pleasant, such as visiting the National Gallery and the many other exhibitions on offer, finding great places to shop, and getting together in some of the excellent restaurants to wine, dine and talk. The Canberra Casino was a popular evening attraction for some ladies, while others said that they attended Question Time in Parliament, and even arranged to dine there with their Local Member. A major draw card for this year’s Tournament was the inclusion of some very highly regarded courses. Players were excited to be able to play on Royal Canberra and Federal, as these courses are renowned for their beauty, their fine layout and the challenge they offer to golfers. A large number of single figure and low handicapped players were attracted this year by the opportunity to play these courses. Other courses included in the Tournament were Yowani, Belconnen, Gold Creek, Gungahlin Lakes, Queanbeyan and Murrumbidgee, all excellent courses which offer a variety of golfing experiences to the participants, and which were also showing their glorious autumn colours. The WGNSW ACT Meeting has been held annually for the past 74 years, and has been faithfully supported by many players.At the Presentation Dinner, one group of players from several Sydney clubs was celebrating their 20th year of attendance, while other ladies said that they had been coming to the Autumn Meeting for 30 years. On the first two days, Division 1 played 36 holes of singles Strokeplay at Royal Canberra and Yowani in competition for the ACT Championship Cup. This cup was first presented in 1933, when it was won by Mrs S. Stonham. The Cup and the event, then, have a long and distinguished history, and it is wonderful to see players still participating today, 74 years later. This year, the Cup was won jointly by Debbie Jepson of Oatlands Golf Club and Lynne Townsend of Wollongong Golf Club, with a score of 165. Lynne, who was the 2006 Champion, commented that she was delighted to be at the Tournament and to have the opportunity to play the Canberra courses for what was a very reasonable cost for the four days. The trophy for the 36 hole nett event, and presentation pack from tournament sponsor L’Oreal was won by Kathy White from Concord (handicap 12) with 149 on a countback from Carol Fukushima from The Coast. Division 2 played at Federal and Queanbeyan for the Seat of Government Cup, also first presented in 1933, which was won by Kate Anderson from Woolooware with a score of 206. The 36 hole nett winner was Sally Bailey from Moss Vale, on a handicap of 30, with 152. A round of Foursomes was held on the Wednesday at Gungahlin Lakes and Belconnen. Consistent scoring led the way


in Division 1 with Beverley Way and Michele Martin from Gosford taking out the 18 Holes Nett at Gungahlin Lakes. The pair finished with a nett score of 72 to leave them two and a half shots clear of the field. A countback for second was won by L Smyth and N Moon from Royal Canberra and Federal respectively. Smyth and Moon were also the winners of the gross event with 81. Division 2 saw Lorraine Sullivan and Tanya Hoyle of Wakehurst take out the nett honours with a score of 74.5. Sullivan and Hoyle were two shots ahead of Sandi Smith of Killara and Rosemary Hassell from Avondale on 76.5. Much like Division One, the nett runners-up were the gross winners in Division Two with Smith and Hassell winning the gross with 103. The 2007 ACT Autumn Meeting drew to a close with a fun Teams Par event at Gold Creek and Gungahlin Lakes on Thursday, at Gold Creek and Gungahlin Lakes Golf Clubs. High scores were all around at Gold Creek with a countback for the winner on +12. Jayne Gregory, Kay Shanley, Maurice Scott (Campbelltown) and Marilyn Elder (Moruya) were the eventual winners over a team from The Coast consisting of Carol Fukushima, Margaret Crichton, Sharyn Africh and Judy Smith. Over at Gungahlin Lakes the scoring was not quite as high. The winners on +8 from Merewether were Petronella Gleeson,Amanda Bryant, Judy McCosker and Jo Sheppard. Runners-Up on +7 were Sarah Dawson, Kerrie Hinde, Susan McErlane and Karen Psaltis from North Ryde.

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CELEBRITY GOLFER Bruce Young Award-winning Golf Journalist and Commentator

Dawn Fraser Never A Dull Moment...

All photos by Greg Minns Photography

It’s normally a time in life when even for one of this country’s greatest ever sporting legends, things tend to slow down. Not so Dawn Fraser.


raser won four gold and three silver medals at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games, the last of which was at the Tokyo Olympics of 1964. She was named Australian of the Year for 1964, appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1988, named Australian Female Athlete of the Century and in 1999 was named by the International Olympic Committee as the World’s greatest living Female Water Sports Champion. Interestingly the Australian of the Year award came just a few months after she had been accused of stealing the flag at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. “The Olympics were in the September of 1964 I think it was and I was chosen as the Australian of the Year on Australia Day of 1965. I didn’t steal the flag. I was there but never climbed up the flag pole to grab the flag nor did I swim the moat around the Emperor Hirohito’s Palace. We were staying at the nearby Imperial Palace Hotel and a journalist decided to make up the story. Nobody swam the moat, in fact that would have been impossible, but it was a hockey player who stole the flag although I copped the blame for both swimming the moat and climbing the flagpole as I was the more well known and it made for a better story I guess.” That she became Australian of the Year five months later reflected that Australians quickly forgot the controversy despite the fact that she had an initial ten year ban imposed on her, later reduced to four. Despite the reduction of her ban it would mean that she would not swim at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico and missed the opportunity to create an even greater milestone in winning gold at four consecutive Olympics. The list of achievements above only scratches the surface of a life full of highs and lows, achievements and disappointments and at times controversy but approaching the age of 70, the remarkable Dawn Fraser gives little indication that she is either prepared, or wishes to, put her feet up and reflect back on her amazing life. And for those achievements which does she consider the highlight? “The first gold medal in Melbourne in 1956 and being the first female to go under a minute in the 100 metres in 1962 are the most special to me.”


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Fraser is currently awaiting the results of the recent election for the New South Wales Upper House Legislative Council for which she stood as an Independent candidate for Balmain. She was previously a member of the Legislative Assembly or Lower House from 1988 to 1991. If elected she would be the first grandmother to be so, a factor important in her passion for the welfare of Senior Citizens, a platform she has promoted in her bid for election.

“When I started playing back then I joined up at the New Brighton Golf Club in Sydney and managed to get my handicap down to 9 at that time but unfortunately I had an accident at the hotel (Fraser owned a pub in Balmain) which set me back in terms of playing the game. In 1981 I fell down some stairs at the hotel and broke my neck and so that was that for my immediate golfing future.”

“I enjoy politics and the learning and understanding of Bills and Legislation and the processes involved. There are also some parts of it I don’t enjoy, more especially the bitchiness of it all at times but being an Independent there is the opportunity to avoid much of the party politics.There are several areas in which I am particularly interested including Senior Citizen welfare, Mental Health issues and Child Care but there are other issues also where I feel my role as an Independent is to keep the bastards honest.”

“About six or seven years ago my interest in playing the game was rekindled when I played a game at The Lakes in Sydney with Greg Norman immediately prior to the 2000 Olympics.” Both Fraser and Norman were playing a part in the torch relay and, in the case of Fraser, in the opening ceremony. “Charlie Earp in Queensland, who I knew and who had of course been Norman’s boss in the early years, called me up and said he had seen me playing with Greg and that he would send me down a set of golf clubs, which he did. At about that same time a very good friend, Rhonda O’Connor, who was the captain of Concord, asked if I would come out for a game there and straight away I was hooked once again and so Rhonda encouraged me to join the club.”

Fraser is also a member of the Board at the Academy for the Laureus World Sports, which necessitates a visit to Barcelona this year but for the past few years the event has been in Monte Carlo. “Nelson Mandela was the previous patron but on his resignation, King Juan Carlos of Spain has taken over so hence the change of venue to Barcelona.” Fraser was on the Gold Coast recently in her role as Patron of Australian Ladies Professional Golf, attending functions and just being Dawn, the likeable and loveable icon of Australian sport. For Fraser it continues an association with and love of the game of golf which began more than quarter of a century ago.To some extent it is a natural progression that is becoming more commonplace with an icon in one sport lending their name to assist in the promotion of another. “I was introduced to golf about twenty five years ago by my brother Ken who was a keen golfer but I had always been interested in the game. I had often watched it on television and because of my involvement in sport I also got the chance to meet a lot of golfers over the years and so that really fostered and maintained the interest.” 8

Fraser has not played so much in recent times as in July of last year she underwent a knee replacement but she is getting close to being able to play again. “I love it at Concord and when the doctor gives me the ok to get back playing again I will be straight back into it as I am really keen to do so.” Fraser had one or two golfing lessons in the early days but played on her natural sporting instincts rather than structured coaching. “I did have a lesson or two out at Concord before the knee reconstruction and Annie Wilson, who is the President of the ALPG and a golf coach on the Gold Coast, has given me bunker lessons recently but really that is the extent of my formal coaching as such.” Fraser’s role as the Patron of the ALPG began in 2003 and came about as a result of being asked to the ANZ Ladies Masters by the sponsors. “ANZ invited me to go up to the Gold Coast and play in the Pro-am day. I knew a few of the girls already and at Womens GOLF Spring 2007

that event Annie Wilson asked me if I was interested in becoming a patron of their organisation and I thought it was a great honour to be asked and accepted.” “I get to go to the events I can get to and to the pro-am series on the south coast of New South Wales before Xmas. Hopefully later this year I am going to get in the Winnebago and head off to the South Coast again for those events. I’ve known many of the men professionals as well in recent years, getting to meet them at charity days and sports dinners which one has the opportunity to attend.” The role of Patron to the ALPG has allowed Fraser to further develop her friendship with another Australian female sporting legend, Karrie Webb, and the extended Webb family and she can often be seen during tournament week driving various members of Webb’s family around Royal Pines. “I guess, because of my own background, I am able to relate to Karrie and the issues she faces in her career. I know how much I enjoyed being able to have friendships with people who had been at the top of a sport and we get on well without being in each others faces. I also get on very well with Karrie’s mum, dad and her grandmother and really enjoy spending time with them all.” Is swimming still part of the Fraser lifestyle? – yes it is.Although she restricts her competitive swimming to events such as the Central Australian Masters in Alice Springs, which she attends every second year, Fraser still enjoys being able to get in the pool. “Part of my rehabilitation since the knee replacement has been to swim on a regular basis and I enjoy taking my grandson Jackson to the pool.” So swimming is still a part of Fraser’s life but in her own words she has other priorities. “I still love it but it will never again take over my life as it did in my earlier years.” Recently the successful 4 x 100 metre relay team from the 1956 Olympics, which included herself, Lorraine Crapp, Faith Leech and Sandra Morgan reunited. “They had the 50th anniversary of the Melbourne games last year and we all got together. We have only been together as a team on three occasions since the 1956 Melbourne win so when we do it is a great occasion.” Fraser Womens GOLF Spring 2007

named her daughter, Dawn Lorraine after Lorraine Crapp and clearly their bond, then and now, is very special. Fraser’s family plays a big part in her life. She dotes on her three year old grandson, Jackson, and her daughter, Dawn Lorraine, looks after Fraser’s interest in a managerial capacity. Given the number of activities in which Fraser is still involved that is likely a rather busy role. Fraser has already had Jackson to the golf course and he loves hitting balls with her. Dawn’s Fraser’s appears on the surface to be a likeable larrikin and a great character and, to a large extent she is, but the support of women’s golf by such a revered and decorated Australian, is a welcome boost for the female game in this country. Dawn Fraser holds a special place in not only Australian sport but in Australian society and in the hearts of Australians and her contribution to the game of golf is a blessing for all.

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Tasmania 2007 Women’s Golf Tasmania Amateur Championship Victorian, Grace Thiry (Yara Yara) and Tasmanian Laura Richards (Royal Hobart) had a titanic battle for the Tasmanian Amateur Championship held at the Tasmania Golf Club in May 2007.


inner of three State Championships Laura (18) was looking for her fourth crown when playing in her first tournament after a lay-off for six months but went down on the third playoff hole.

Grace was one down after the 35th. hole, drove into the right hand bunker on the 36th, par 3, whilst Laura was on the green with a long downhill breaking putt. Grace’s brilliant bunker shot sat on the lip of the hole and Laura three putted.

Results Championship:

They squared the next two holes. Unfortunately Laura flew the green on the 39th into a near unplayable lie to give Grace the match.

Quarters: Grace Thiry def. Alexandra Roughley 7/5, Sarah Johnstone def. Karen Calvert 3/2, Laura Richards def.Wendy Bond 7/5, Tammy Hall def. Lesley Bick 3/2.

The Seniors’ Championship was won by Jenny Mc.Meekin (Kingston Beach) from Sue Clark (Huon Valley), whilst the Veterans’ Championship was won by Gill Gregory (Tasmania) from Judy Freiboth (Scamander River).

Semi-Finals: Grace Thiry def. Sarah Johnstone 1 up, Laura Richards def. Tammy Hall.


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Final: Grace Thiry def. Laura Richards at the 39th.

Consolation: Quarters: Jenny Mc.Meekin def. Lois Dakin 3/2, Sue Clark def. Lynne Martin, Judy Freiboth def. Lu Proud 3/2, Anna Smith def. Josephine Webberley 4/2. Semi-Finals: Jenny Mc.Meekin def. Sue Clark 1 up, Judy Freiboth def. Anna Smith 1up at 19. Final: Jenny Mc.Meekin def. Judy Freiboth 5/3.

Handicap: Quarters: Sue Hobday def. Jan Cripps 1 up, Catherine Ryan def. Kathryn Allison 1 up, Carol Edmundson def. Lynette Read 5/4, M’lynda Mevissen def. Melinda Reid 4/2. Semi-finals: Sue Hobday def. Catherine Ryan 1 up, Carol Edmundson def. M’lynda Mevissen 5/4. Final: Sue Hobday def. Carol Edmundson 2/1. Womens GOLF Spring 2007

New Faces In Tasmanian Team Abbey Gibbins

Sarah Johnstone

Age: 16

Age: 15

School: Burnie High School

School: Ulverstone High School

Home Club: Seabrook Golf Club

Home Club: Ulverstone

Handicap: 6.

Handicap: 3

Abbey made her debut into Tasmanian Golf in 2005 being selected into the Northern Tasmanian Team, Abbey won The Women’s Golf Tasmania North Junior Championship Nett event and became a member of the Tasmanian Combined State Squad. A member of The Seabrook Golf Club Abbey won both the Junior Girls and Women’s Championships in 2006. She was successful in all Women’s Golf Tasmania North West Junior Tournaments for the year and was runner up in the State selection to represent Tasmania in the Aaron Baddelley Championship at Royal Pines. Abbey also represented her state at Riversdale (Vic.) Gaining selection in the State Junior Team for the Burtta Cheney Interstate Series at the Southern Club (Vic.) was the highlight of Abbey’s most successful year. This year Abbey was runner up in the inaugural Matthew Goggin Junior Golf Foundation Junior Championship, earning the right to represent Tasmania in The Junior Master Card SouthEast Asian Tournament at The Vines in WA. Abbey was also a member of the Tasmanian team for the 2007 Burtta Cheney Junior Interstate Series at Ulverstone (Tas.) and an enthusiastic member of the State team to play in the Gladys Hay Memorial Cup Interstate Series at Barwon Heads in May this year.

Sarah began her golf at Ulverstone Golf Club in 2002 attending junior clinics run by her father.A few months later she won her first club day with 44 stableford points and reducing her handicap by eight strokes. In 2004-5 she won the Mixed Foursome Championship at Ulverstone, and was the Junior Girls’ Tamar Valley Cup winner and qualified 16th in her first Tasmanian Amateur Championship. In 2006 Sarah won the Women’s Golf Tasmania North West Championship, the WGT South Junior Championship, the WGT North Junior Championship runner up. She finished 11th in the State Amateur Championship and a winning member of the State Championship Pennant Team. Sarah finished fourth in the Tasmanian Junior Girls’ Championship and went on to represent her State at The Aaron Baddelley Championship at the Royal Pines (Qld). To complete the year Sarah was selected in the State Combined Squad. Early in 2007 Sarah played for the Tasmanian Junior Team in the Burtta Cheney Interstate Series at Ulverstone (Tas.) In February Sarah took the Ulverstone Golf Course by storm creating a new course record of 66 – seven under par. At Barwon Heads (Vic.) Sarah represented her State in The Gladys Hay Memorial Cup Interstate Series and will represent Women’s Golf Tasmania at the Junior Master Card South-East Asia Tournament at The Vines in Perth (WA).

Tasmanian Junior Championship Another Plus Towards Amalgamation

2007 saw the Tasmanian Amateur Junior Girls’ and Boys’ Championship played as a coed event at Mowbray Golf Club. A brilliant event where both genders applauded each other’s play.

Ashlee Dewhurst (287) won the Girls’ event comfortably from Abbey Gibbins (303), Sarah Johnstone (309) and Sarah Griffiths (335) Sub Juniors to do well were M’lynda Mevissen, Alexandra Roughley, Sam Haas, Holly Pedder, Kalynda Cowen, Serena Loring, Kirsten Loring and Claire Russell

e.g. “Why can’t I hit that straight” “I out drove her all the time but she beat me on the green”

The Boys’ Event was won by Daniel Nisbet (Qld), on 277, the best Tasmanian being Andrew Hendry (Riverside) with 286 and on 289 Ryan Mc.Carthy (Seabrook).

“He has the power but what trouble he ends up in” “What fun I had playing in a mixed group” “Gee it’s going to help my golf!” Ashlee Dewhurst Womens GOLF Spring 2007



Queensland Management of Women’s Golf QLD were delighted to welcome home the open womens team who won the Gladys Hay interstate series in May 2007.


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hey defeated all states to clinch the series at Barwon Heads in Victoria with a young but determined team. It looked like a tough draw meeting top billings NSW and VIC on the first two days but the team captained by Jo Atkin and accompanied by State Coach Ian Trigs remained undaunted. On day one they had an excellent start edging out NSW four matches to three. Victoria however had got away to a great start with a seven nil win over Tasmania and would prove strong opposition the next day. Queensland girls however were up to the challenge and defeated Victoria 4 1⁄2 to 2 1/5. The afternoon singles performance was particularly noteworthy with three wins and a square. Wednesday saw the Queensland girls overcome defending champs South Australia five matches to two. They repeated this result against Tasmania on Thursday to set up a slight lead against all other contenders. However the series became a promoters dream with Western Australia and Queensland drawn to play each other on the final day. The equation was simple at that stage. The winner of this class would win the series. With Queensland gaining the trophy should a draw occur. Western Australia drew level in matches after the morning foursomes with a win and a draw. The afternoon saw a torrid tussel with all matches but one going to the final hole. However Queensland hung on tenaciously and emerged with a 4 /12 and 2 1⁄2 win to clinch the series for the first time since 2002. Final standings were: QLD 10 points (23 matches) NSW 7 points (22 1⁄2 matches) WA 6 points (20 matches) VIC 5 points (20 1/2 matches) SA 2 points (14 1⁄2 matches) TAS 0 points (4 1⁄2 matches) Team members were: Bree Arthur, Sheree Hasson, Katrina Jones, Courtney Massey Cecilla Nha and Maggies Yuan. Non-playing Captain: Jo-Anne Atkin Coach: Ian Triggs Womens GOLF Spring 2007

2007 Cutter & Buck B and C Grade Championships At Noosa Springs The Queensland Golf Union, Women’s Golf Queensland and Noosa Springs Resort have joined together to host the 2007 Cutter & Buck Queensland Men and Ladies B and C Grade Championships. From Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December 2007 B and C grade Men and Women Golfers will have the opportunity to play in the Championships. The event is accredited is open to current AGU or WGA handicapped players. The cost of the Championships is $299 per player and this includes three championship rounds including motorised cart, entry to the official cocktail party on Sunday 2nd and commemorative Cutter & Buck golf shirt! Entries close on the 9th November 2007 and as the event sells out quickly, now is the time to secure your participation in this event. Noosa Springs Resort is also offering accommodation packages staying in a luxury two bedroom self contained apartment including breakfast. Twin share for $269 per person for two nights, $169 per person quad share for two night’s accommodation. To take part in this superb golfing event, contact Noosa Springs on 07 5440 3333 and book your three days of tee-offs in the championships!

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House of Golf Norm’s HOUSE of GOLF at Burleigh Junction on the Gold Coast stocks an enormous range of golf equipment, clothing, and accessories from all the leading brands such as Callaway, TaylorMade, SRixon, Cleveland – the list goes on. With over 30 years in the industry, proprietor Norm Hobbs prides himself on taking the time to get to know you and your game. “It is important to me that every customer gets sound advice on which clubs best suit their game and that the clubs are professionally fitted” says Norm. Norm is also excited to introduce the range of e-car premium golf cars. “The e-car buggies fill a very big gap in the market” says Norm. “Buggy buyers used to have to choose from expensive name brands or cheaper Asian imports, often with no-name components and shoddy construction.” says Norm. “e-cars


are German engineered and feature the same industry leading U.S. and European made electrical and mechanical components as the more expensive brands, but at a significantly reduced price.” says Norm who adds “e-cars have many standard features such as split folding windscreen and full lighting kit and we also stock an extensive range of accessories.” Norm invites you to browse their enormous range of golf equipment or test drive the new e-car.

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Home Of Golf by Judy Dean

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Usually when you put the words golf and shark together, your thoughts turn to a golfing legend. But, as Judy Dean discovered on a recent golfing weekend, the Gold Coast brings a whole new meaning to the combination.


lanning a golfing holiday? You don’t need to look further than the Gold Coast for the time of your life – at any age.

Pack the golf clubs and head for any one of a number of Australia’s favourite resort courses within minutes of each other in the central Gold Coast. But, you’ll want to leave a room on your itinerary for much more. The Radisson Resort Gold Coast has its finger firmly planted on the pulse of the tourist destination, with golfing packages that will see you lap up 4.5-star facilities in the city’s golfing heart, and they can suggest activities for you to try on what the city has to offer. The 308-room resort is surrounded by five of the city’s most lauded golf courses – somewhere different for every day of your stay. Palm Meadows, once the home of Australia’s richest golf tournament, has abundant natural flora and fauna, with challenging holes and wide greens. Lakelands, designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, offers his trademark bench-to-fairway bunkering, to delicately placed water features. At The Colonial, discover the transformation of this former farmland, now a beautifully manicured golf course, with lush fairways and meticulously maintained gardens. Or, marvel at the beauty of Robina Woods, with its native woodlands, fairways lined by towering gums and natural water courses and abundant wildlife – one of Queensland’s best-loved golf courses. The newcomer on the scene is The Glades, a classic course, described as one of Greg Norman’s best designs, and well worth the visit to experience the sheer beauty of its setting. But, it’s the Gold Coast, so when you can tear yourself away from these stunning courses and their equally enticing facilities, all including great catering, there is so much more to see and do.

Since opening in 2004, the restaurant has collected a host of awards, including 2006 Restaurant and Catering Queensland Restaurant of the Year and Best Modern Australian Cuisine. Owner Bonnie Rodwell has shaped the property, the fine service levels and chosen the staff who make this such a unique experience. The following day, you might want to try something more adventurous after golf. Swim with sharks at Sea World – no kidding – it’s worth the initial adrenalin rush, both in what you see underwater as you snorkel, and for the fact that you have actually done it and can brag about it, with photos to prove your bravery. After that level of excitement, you might deserve some pampering. It’s all there at the Radisson’s Massage and Beauty Studio or the glamorous The Glades Day Spa, with therapies, services and products for the ultimate indulgences of massage and body treatments to make you look and feel wonderful. Back at the Radisson in the evening, their bar is hard to go past for a pre-dinner drink, or after-dinner indulgence. Let them ‘muddle’ a caprioska with fresh limes or mix a margarita that will have you glad you are just a short walk along the path to your room. There’s so much to experience on the Gold Coast that it’s worth letting the experts plan the holiday for you to make sure you don’t miss a thing. If you haven’t been to the Gold Coast in a while, it’s always worth another look because there is sure to be something different.

Indulge your mind, body and soul with perfect pampering, creative cuisine or lash out a little and experience the ultimate adventure. Play a round of golf in the morning and then take a picturesque 45-minute drive to glorious Tamborine Mountain for a truly memorable lunch or dinner at Songbirds Rainforest Retreat, a study in indulgence. The magic of the rainforest is a sensational backdrop for Queensland’s best food and fine wines. 68

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FAST FACTS ON GOLF COAST GOLFING PACKAGES Here are some facts you might need to start planning your next Gold Coast golfing or holiday adventure:

Golf packages

The following Stay and Play packages include: overnight accommodation in a resort room at Radisson Resort Gold Coast, full buffet breakfast at Chelos Restaurant, 18 holes of golf at one of the following courses (with transfers): The Colonial – from $154 Lakelands – from $159 Robina Woods – from $164 Palm Meadows – from $164 The Glades – from $184. Radisson Resort has 308 rooms, or lap up the luxury of the Ultima suites, spacious rooms with two, separate living areas and marble bathrooms, with a corner spa. Leisure facilities include year-round swimming pools and outdoor spa, flood-lit tennis courts, and a massage and beauty studio. For more information call (07) 5555 7700 or email

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Escape to the hills at Songbirds Rainforest Retreat, Lot 10 Tamborine Mountain Road, North Tamborine. Stay in one of six villas and enjoy the 20ha pristine property.

• Mid-week stays are $598 for two nights in a luxury villa, including a three-course meal for two people on one of those nights. • Songbirds is about a 45-minute drive from the central Gold Coast, or resort staff can advise on transport by coach, minibus, limousine, taxi or helicopter. • For more information go to

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BOOMERANG BIRDIES CHIP IN with complimentary champagne, golf, lunch, raffles, auction and our guest driver on the fith hole for the majority of occasions Jenny Sevil, one of our staunchest supporters.

Nine years ago, a small Gold Coast hinterland golf club decided to hold a “Chip in for Cancer Day”, the rest is history.


Now called “The Sandra King Memorial Charity Day” after Rob King’s late wife Sandra lost her battle to cancer in 2004, a Memorial Trophy is awarded to the Overall Winner, and in the inaugural year, a late cancellation gave Rob and Sandra’s daughter Shelley a chance to fill the spot, so wearing her mother’s shirt, shoes (too big, so she wore two pairs of socks) and using her clubs, she won the Trophy much to everyone’s delight.

estled in a valley between Mudgeeraba and Springbrook lies Boomerang Farm Golf Course, and the owners, Rob and James King, have turned it into a challenging nine-hole golf course (18 tees). This picturesque course together with its unique clubhouse full of Australiana is home to a small group of lady golfers who dedicate their spare time to raising funds for Breast Cancer Research.

We have now raised almost $90,000 (last year, $20,450), which goes to Breast Cancer Research in Queensland.

Nine years ago, a “Chip in for Cancer” day was held raising $25. The following year it was changed to its present-day format

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The event has grown since that small beginning and now seems to have a life of its own. We could fill the field many times over if we had the facilities, but it seems to me that if this happened it would lose some of its country charm and the true meaning of why we are there.


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TOURNAMENTFEATURE NEWS DESTINATION Pictured left to right: Nick Teague presented with a shot to take on the championship. Royal Pines Resort Director of Golf Gavin Kirkman, Rookie Pro Nick Teague and Tournament Director John Ryan.

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In the lead up to the event, Tournament Director John Ryan announced plans to reserve a place in the field for up-coming professional Nicholas Teague. In a bid to provide first year professionals the chance to kick-start their career earnings, Ryan reserved a number of places for youngsters requiring a sponsor to enter.

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Corporate high flyer Stefan Ackerie of Stefan’s Hair, gave Nick the support required. 23 year old Teague, who completed his three year PGA Traineeship and turned professional in 2007, continued the form that saw him take out the 2005 Rich River Classic by a record 13 shots over the nation’s best trainees. Dubbed the social golf event of the year by a number of professionals including Peter Senior, the tournament is now also the richest of its’ kind in Australia and carries a total prize value of over AU$150,000. Rapidly becoming the most sought after ProAm tournament in Australia, the event allows amateur golfers to experience four days of tour golf. Tournament sponsors such as Mercedes-Benz, Baskin-Robbins, Tourism Queensland, Coca-Cola, Heineken, Moet-Hennessy, Prestige Brands, Label Plus, Cougar Golf, Korda Mentha and PPK share the same vision for the future of golf, and have guaranteed tournament’s long term success. In its’ second year, the strength of the professional field and calibre of corporate sponsors has also led to an impressive television deal for the tournament. It is now the only event on the Queensland Pro-Am circuit to be televised. Womens GOLF Spring 2007



ttracting more than 850 golfers and boasting $100,000 in prizes, the Mitsubishi Masters is billed as Australia’s biggest and richest amateur tournament. New sponsors St George Bank, L’oreal and Pacific Fair are providing major incentives for ladies to join the twelfth annual event which runs from 28 October to 2 November 2007 on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

The Mitsubishi Motors World Masters Golf Championship is played in age and handicap divisions for golfers over the age of 35. “Playing with golfers your own age and standard is a real draw. Low markers aim up against other gun players, while those sporting higher handicaps are not at all intimidated when they see their partner’s handicaps,” said McCarthy.

The all new St.George Bank 19th Hole will be the event’s pulse with golfers enjoying top class entertainment every night during the Mitsubishi Masters. In addition to the traditional welcome cocktails and gala presentation dinner, a rock n roll party and comedy night will be among the highlights at Australia’s biggest 19th hole.

The Gold Coast’s premier resort courses host the 72 hole Championship. All golfers will play the highly ranked Greg Norman designed Glades along with Lakelands, Royal Pines and Robina Woods. Golf carts are included for all rounds.

Tournament director Peter McCarthy is excited to be adding a festival flavour to the event experience. “The 19th Hole is going to be a great place for golfers to socialize and kick up their heels. The likes of Marcia Hines and Glenn Shorrock have previously performed at the Mitsubishi Masters and thanks to St.George Bank this year’s event will boast quality entertainment every night,” McCarthy said.

Two hundred and fifty prizes are presented over the course of the week. There is also a major prize draw with a Mitsubishi Colt VRX as the top prize. Guys have won the car the last four year’s so it would be nice to see a lady win. International golf holidays, an E-Z-GO golf cart, Callaway golf clubs and a Panasonic home theatre system are among the major prizes up for grabs. There is also a $50,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one.

L’oreal Paris, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Anthony’s Fine Jewellery have combined to provide a bounty of prizes for the ladies divisions that will be highly sought after.

But most of all the Mitsubishi Masters has built a reputation as being a fun event. Testimony to the event’s popularity, some seventy percent return each year.

“We wanted to attract more of the ladies and sought the opinion of many ladies as to how we can improve the golf and social programs. We are delighted with the prizes on offer and the ladies will be able to kick their heels up every night at the 19th Hole. Female entries are already up by 20% and with a number of clubs getting groups together I am sure we are on the right track.”

The tournament package is again great value at just $719. The four championship rounds with motorised carts, official functions, 19th hole celebrations and entertainment, tournament gift pack and polo shirt is all included. For more info contact Go Golfing on Freecall: 1300 55 3 855, email: or visit:


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Noosa Springs – A Sanctuary In The Heart of Noosa by Cathryn Meredith From the moment we drove down the tree-lined drive to the Noosa Springs Resort we knew we were in for a very special weekend. This elegant resort is truly a place of splendour.


nly three kilometres from bustling Hastings Street and the sun-drenched beaches of Noosa with their powder-white sand and pristine waters, Noosa Spring Resort is a haven of natural charm and breathtaking beauty. Nestled alongside the lush, green rainforest of Noosa National Park and Lake Weyba, we discovered a place that leaves the everyday behind. A breathtaking environment awaits you at Noosa Springs. The gently rolling landscape, surrounded by the natural beauty of Noosa National Park, beckons you to take long restful walks, where you are treated to glimpses of sparkling Lake Weyba, shimmering just beyond the beautifully manicured championship golf course. The designer gardens are relaxing and peaceful, and with the spectacular pools and calming water features you feel as if you are in an oasis in the middle of paradise.

features such as king-size beds, fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, LCD flat screen and cable television and a DVD/CD player. Reverse-cycle air-conditioning is also standard as well as modern ensuite bathrooms and a separate laundry, complete with washing machine and dryer. Our balcony overlooked the first hole of the golf course and we sat and enjoyed a cold glass of wine, while watching the sunset.

It’s no wonder Noosa Springs was recently awarded the prestigious UDIA National President’s Award as the best development in Australia. To complement its unique surrounds, Noosa Springs boasts exceptional resort and entertainment facilities. Enjoy a round of golf, play tennis or tone up in the fitness centre.

Designed by leading golf course architect Graham Papworth, this superb 6189 metre, par 72 course is rated as one of the best in Australia – offering an enjoyable and challenging game for golfers of all levels. Even as a beginner, I did enjoy the magnificent gardens. It is hard to imagine that not so long ago this was all just overgrown bushland.

On arrival we were shown to our modern and elegant two bedroom luxury self-contained apartment.All apartments, including the three bedroom that are also available, come with exceptional

The centrepiece of Noosa Springs is the spectacular clubhouse, with expansive views over the 18-hole championship golf course, Lake Weyba and hinterland ranges. My husband and I headed out on Sunday morning to play a leisurely game of golf on the back nine. A round of golf at Noosa’s only 18-hole championship course takes you on a scenic journey, from spectacular rainforest to imposing melaleuca stands, and along the bank of tranquil Lake Weyba.

Noosa Springs’ extensive golf facilities include electric carts, all-weather access through full-length concrete paths, professional golf coaching, video swing analysis, driving range, chipping green, practice bunker, putting green and on-course refreshment cart. The clubhouse has well-appointed locker rooms with showers. There is ample parking for cars and coaches, and for your convenience there is a golf club drop-off area on arrival. Golf-club hire and golf-shoe hire are also available. The fully stocked golf boutique has an excellent selection of quality golf gear, with all the latest fashions and top brands. It has a great selection of shoes and bags as well as sporting apparel, gifts and accessories. We also headed down to the driving range and I hit a few hundred balls and got some invaluable tips from the resident golf and fitness pro, Jamie Douris, who gave me some great tips


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on how to hit the ball. He also gave me a practice club to use and showed me the theory of the “open the door, close the door, hand movements”, which really helped me hit the ball better. Jamie runs regular women’s coaching clinics, so call the pro shop for further details. For those who prefer more laid-back pursuits, relax at the clubhouse, or grab a good book and settle in for the afternoon in one of the casual lounge areas. When it comes to bars, fine dining and alfresco café-style eateries, you’re spoilt for choices at Noosa Springs. And there’s simply no better place to hold a conference or function, with dedicated facilities and superb outdoor venues for weddings, private functions, cocktail parties, seminars and corporate events. Noosa Springs’ clubhouse and leisure facilities have now been complemented by the brand-new Noosa Springs Resort, nestled alongside the first fairway of the golf course. The open-plan, spacious design and two private balconies create an environment conducive to relaxation and comfort. A short stroll through beautifully landscaped grounds takes you to the Clubhouse where you can enjoy a drink, lunch or dinner. The multi-award-winning restaurant, Relish, offers elegant yet relaxed dining with fresh, local cuisine and boutique wines. The night we dined at Relish we enjoyed a superb dinner. My husband Womens GOLF Spring 2007

had the seared lamb brains, capers, garlic, chilli and potato gallette, which he proclaimed to be the best brains he had ever eaten. I opted for the char-grilled chicken Caesar, free-range eggs, baby cos leaves and parmesan. For our main course we had two of the signature dishes of Relish, prepared by award-winning chef Justin Miles. Phil had the milk-fed veal, porcini mushroom pie, potato puree and tomato relish, and I had the boned and pressed half roast duck, braised radicchio, glaze and plum jam. Truly delicious. Relish also has on offer a premium steak menu, with grainfed 1824 21-day aged sirloins and T-bones as well as a Wagyu rump grain fed for 500+ days. All steaks come with selection of béarnaise, veal glaze, porcini mushroom cream or a cognac and peppercorn sauce. An array of tempting desserts followed and the chef gave us a taste of a few of the many delights. For a casual dining alternative with an alfresco atmosphere, Mingles Bar is great for coffee, drinks or light gourmet snacks. The lunch menu is a smaller version of the dinner menu and I was very tempted to have the duck again. However, we opted for the roasted parsnip soup, sautéed mushrooms and ciabatta and a beef ragu, mozzarella and salse verde pizza – which had a very thin crust just like in Italy. The chef uses as much local and fresh produce as he can and the menu is changed seasonally. 75

GOLF RESORT FEATURE We visited the fitness centre several times. It offers a variety of exercise and fitness choices, either to maintain or start a new fitness regime. A workout in this comprehensively boutique-style centre offers a full cardio theatre with treadmills, cross-trainers and bicycles.There is a residents’ training area and a multi-purpose exercise room and outdoor exercise area. You can run on the treadmill and overlook the magnificent 25-metre outdoor heated swimming pool. Start the morning with a group yoga class or just do your own thing. The fully trained staff can organise a variety of fitness options to suit everyone’s needs. Noosa Springs has also opened a luxurious spa, along the lines of the great European traditions of spa design, and an extremely comprehensive range of treatments are available. A number of beautifully appointed treatment suites open on to private landscaped courtyards, complete with tranquil water features. Here you can benefit from a wide range of therapeutic massages, invigorating body scrubs, herbal wraps, vichy showers, infrared saunas and other exotic treatments. The fully trained team of professional therapists can provide a range of tailored treatments for the individual and even organise special packages for groups. Noosa Springs Spa uses Babor skincare products exclusively in its treatments. Babor was founded over 50 years ago in the ancient German province of Aachen, renowned for its therapeutic natural thermal springs. Babor is considered one of the most luxurious, results-based products in the world and assures the highest degree of skin compatibility. Phil and I both opted for two of the unique specialty experiences. The first was the “Flotation Experience”. This is the ultimate relaxation experience. A shallow pool is filled with rich, mineral salts and you lie on your back and float for 60 minutes. You are in total silence and total darkness if you wish. The feeling of weightlessness in the mineral-rich saline waters of the flotation pool does induce profound physiological benefits. A meditative state is reached without the distractions of light, sound and tactile awareness. The hour passed extremely quickly and once finished we felt light and refreshed. The next treatment we did was the HydroMassage and Steam Experience. Upon entering a room where the HydroMassage


pool is situated, you feel totally decadent as if you are in a Roman bathing room. You can massage your body at your own pace with the many strong underwater jets. These spa jets are positioned so you can travel around the pool and direct them on to all areas of the body. Immersion in the pure water at near body temperature relaxes muscles after only 15 minutes. After this we moved to the steam room to spend 5-10 minutes in a hot steam room. The metabolic effects of the steam room can result in a heightened sense of well being and invigorates the skin, reduces stress and enhances your circulatory system. This is great for getting the toxins flushed out of your system. Inspired by the classical temples of health, the HydroMassage and Flotation experiences at the Noosa Springs Spa are truly unique experiences and they offer significant benefits to your health and wellbeing. I believe the flotation pool is the only one in Australia. Phil also opted to have one of the many different types of massages available and thoroughly enjoyed the Relaxation massage, which is a classical European technique of manipulating muscles with aromatic oils to relax and invigorate. It was with great reluctance that we packed our bags and departed this fabulous resort. One thing I found was that every staff member was extremely helpful and always had a willing smile. Many thanks to Mercedes andVera, who are extremely experienced hospitality staff, and to Kim, the highly trained beauty therapist, who helped us enjoy the fantastic spa experience. Also to Mark Brady, the Manager of Noosa Springs, and Derek Connolly, the resort accommodation manager, for helping us tailor make a great weekend. Mark also put together a fantastic program for Phil and I and we will definitely be returning. Noosa Springs has it all. If you are not a golfer and your partner is you can really relax in the luxurious spa, play tennis or even learn to surf. The Resort is also situated three kilometres from the famous Hastings Street where you can visit and do some serious retail therapy. The first-class accommodation and facilities of Noosa Spring Resort make it the ideal getaway. Phone 07 5440 3333 or log on to

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The Endota Day Spa Is Coming Soon To The Spa-tacular Central Coast The stunning new golf resort at Kooindah Waters and Endota Day Spa will soon be open for business on the central coast. Endota Spa’s trademark of recycled timber-and-clean white minimalist interiors can be found in 25 locations across six states and territories from beach, ski and golf resorts to wineries and busy CBD. “Endota is Australia’s number one day spa franchise and offers blissed out spa service, certified skin and body products and a unique business model for the entrepreneurial business owner” says co-owner Belinda Fraser.

My Escape ... To The Mineral Waters Of Acqua Viva Day Spa Aaaaah, I feel better already. The soft relaxing music, the scent of essential oils in the room and the instant feeling of calm washed over my body. I am now ready to be pampered and to relax, totally relax. As I am escorted to the mineral water spa bath I can smell different scents in the air, the oils from the bath are delightful, relaxing and clearing. I have been waiting for weeks to sink into the mineral water and enjoy the pleasant feelings that arise. I feel so invigorated, yet totally relaxed after the spa experience. After a brief rest in the lounge I am taken into the massage room where I am sent into a deep trance like state while I have my massage and facial. This is heavenly. Now as I browse in the retail lounge, I see that there are so many new things, sensational French hair accessories and Morgan perfumes are the new additions. The distinct scents of amber and vetiver soap beautifully mingles in the air. There is always something new and exciting here. I have once again enjoyed Acqua Viva Day Spa experience, this time I chose the “Escape” package. It is a new package on the menu and the most enjoyable. Ideal for the first timer or seasoned spa goer. You can contact Acqua Viva Day Spa on 03 5348 2111. Visit the website at By Alexis.

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Officially opened on Tuesday 10 July 2007 the new Angsana Spa Royal Pines Resort is quickly positioning itself as the leading resort spa on the Gold Coast. Specialising in organic products and holistic treatments, the spa hosts traditionally trained Thai therapists and provides a luxurious and contemporary spa environment. Developed and managed by the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, one of the world’s leading spa brands, Angsana Spas are designed for total revitalisation of the body, mind and soul. The brand takes its name from the exotic Angsana tree, a statuesque tree found in the tropical rainforest of Asia. The glorious Angsana beholds the maxim to live life and savour time as it passes inexorably. From time to time, the self needs solitude, space and peace to recharge its batteries.Angsana Spa’s are designed to be sanctuaries for the inner self, to refresh and rejuvenate your spirit as well as your physical being. The privacy and tranquillity of each Angsana Spa provides the ultimate retreat. Shed the cares of the world while your body, as well as your mind, is pampered with invigorating treatments. Better still, experience the Angsana spa with a loved one and rediscover essential sensory pleasures – from the pleasure of touch to the aroma of exotic oils like rosemary, lavender, jasmine and frangipani wafting the air. Feel your muscles being kneaded and the tension escape from your body as you drift off to soothing music and enter a realm of blissful happiness and total relaxation. Angsana’s indulgent signature therapies of massages, wraps, body and facial treatments for him and her use fresh botanicals and traditional remedies to delight the senses. Coconut Lime, Herbal Salt, Lemon Yoghurt and Oatmeal Honey body polishes are just some of the ways you can complete your spa experience packages. Manager of the Angsana Spa Royal Pines Resort, Suzanne Grosvenor, is passionate about the Angsana’s philosophies and rituals. “Every treatment commences with a soothing foot wipe and herbal tea plus a few minutes to leave the world behind, and no treatment is complete without our complimentary 30 minute calm time session,” she says. “Calm time is basically a free 30 minute post treatment ritual, designed to ensure all of our guests leave feeling as relaxed, rejuvenated and pampered as possible.”

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As a whole the Banyan Tree group won over 200 international awards.With their sister spa on the Great Barrier Reef making the 2007 Luxury Travel Gold List for Best Australian Spa, the Gold Coast based spa had similar aspirations, before even opening their doors. The Royal Pines Resort Spa offers a total of six treatment rooms, including one double treatment room complete with a two person spa bath, and a Vichy Shower room. Plans are already being made to expand the spa to a 16 room facility, which would make the million dollar spa undoubtedly one of the largest in Australia. Accommodation and Signature Angsana treatment packages are available $329 per room, per night, twin share and include over night accommodation, buffet breakfast and a 75-minute pampering session at the NEW Angsana Spa. An introductory special available to all, the Angsana Spa Royal Pines Resort is also offering 25% OFF treatments until 31 November 2007. To experience the essence of Angsana on the Gold Coast phone (07) 5597 1111 or visit

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ssociated with a fully accredited and IATA licensed retail travel group, golfOZ provides a level of quality and servicing unparalleled on the Gold Coast. golfOZ, in alliance with a corporation with over $15 million dollars turnover in the last calendar year, offer the total solution golf service. They can provide in house air ticketing, hotel reservations, ground transfers and of course, the most competitive golfing rates around. If its golf you want ... golfOZ can provide it, any course, anywhere, anyhow, anytime! golfOZ’s speciality is tailor making golf packages to suit your requirements, whether you are an individual or a group. What they can offer is various golf and accommodation options, personalised golf and airport transfers, optional day activities outside of golf – a day at the races, shopping, taking in a footy game or fishing on a reef. While most of their golf tourers are men, couples and ladies groups are slowly becoming more popular. Take “The Merimbula Mob” golf group from Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast that tour with golfOZ each year throughout Australia on their annual golf tour. They toured the Nelson Bay/Hunter Valley region in 2006 and

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loved playing Horizons, Pacific Dunes, Nelson Bay, Newcastle and The Vintage – and they were just a few courses the destination has to offer. Contact golfOZ for a quote and more details today on: Ph: 07 5575 8500 Fax: 07 5575 8753 mail to:

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olf’n The World was established by John Woods, Cameron and Fiona Sisson with the aim of providing all golfers, the chance to play professional quality golf on Championship Golf courses in some of the most picturesque locations around the world. John is a qualified AGTF instructor and having 25 years of experience in the travel industry and along with Cameron and Fiona’s experience in the business world and their combined love of the game, Golf’n The World was born. In October we are hosting, in conjunction with Tourism Malaysia, the inaugural Malaysia Year 2007 Golf Challenge and with quite a few already booked, it looks like shaping up to be a great tournament.

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The competition is a Stableford format and therefore is designed to even up the playing field. We are pleased to have Tourism Malaysia on board, they have been a big support to Golf’n The World and we hope it continues in the future. Our aim for 2008 is not only to provide quality golf tours, but to add some extra luxuries such as spa and massage treatments. We are always trying to improve our tours, so that you can get the best value for your dollar. If you are interested send us an email and watch for our ad in the next issue.



Golf-Related Lower Back Pain By Dr Michael Oei Introduction To Golf Injuries The act of swinging a golf club, regardless how far or straight the ball goes, is an extremely demanding sports activity. This simple swinging action places significant stresses on the body in order to develop club-head speed that exceeds 100 k/hr in less than 0.2 sec. The combination of poor conditioning, lack of core stability, overuse (excessive play), inadequate warm-up, poor swing technique are factors that contribute to injuries, in particular back pain.

The Golf Swing And Injury The golf swing is divided into five, phases The phases of the golf swing can be divided into the address, the backswing, the downswing, the impact and follow-through phases.

Injury Mechanism During The Swing

Lower back pain or injuries most commonly occur during the back swing, the down swing and the follow through phases. During the downswing phase, the weight is shifted to the left foot while the knees, hips and trunk rotate together to the left. A left-sided uncoiling occurs due to vigorous contraction of the abdominal muscles and the spinal muscles (the core muscles). These muscles are working 3-4 times harder during the downswing phase than during the backswing. Hence, lower back pain or injuries occur more frequently during the downswing phase. During the follow-through phase, the spine hyperextends and therefore spinal hyperextension injury occurs during this phase.

Anatomy Of The Spine The human spine is a complicated structure that is made up of seven cervical (neck), 12 thoracic (chest) and five lumbar (lower back) vertebral bones, the sacrum and the coccyx (tail bone) at the lower end of the spine. Most of the injuries or pain occur in the lumbar region. These vertebral bones interlock with one another through the facet joints and discs, and are stabilised by ligaments and complex layers of muscles. The discs are tough, durable structures that act as cushions between the vertebral bones. As one ages, the water content of the discs decreases, and the discs lose their pliability and resilience.

The Back And The Golf Swing During a golf swing the discs and ligaments of the spine are subjected to tremendous stresses, including: •Compression •Rotation •Shear •Side bending All those stresses that I have discussed before may lead to the different types of lower back pain. Some of the more common types of LBP include: 1. Mechanical lower back pain, due to injury to the ligaments and muscles, leading to a common condition called myofascial pain syndrome. 2. Discogenic lower back pain, originating from the disc. 3. Arthritic lower, back pain. Repeated spine hyperextension during the follow-through phase can lead to degeneration and arthritis of the facet joints, causing stiffness of these joints. 4. Stress fractures of the lower back, due to shear stress and repeated hyperextension.

Management Of Lower Back Pain

The management of the different types of lower back pain vary a great deal. It is paramount that a proper evaluation/examination of the patient is done by a qualified musculoskeletal physician/ physiotherapist. Having had a detailed examination, further investigations can be done to confirm the initial diagnosis and not to make the diagnosis. The physician needs to have a clear understanding of which investigations are the most appropriate for the different types of LBP.

Treatment Of LBP

Reassurance, rest and medication in the acute period. Physical therapy modalities, when appropriate, comprising of muscle energy/PNF stretching or acupuncture. Oral steroids, cortisone or trigger point injections. Prolotherapy injections have also been shown to be effective in chronic back pain. Surgery is indicated in discogenic lower back pain that has not responded to all the above measures. Golf fitness program, comprising of stretching for flexibility, core stabilisation and strengthening of the important golf muscles. Using the proper back mechanics to avoid further stresses on the back. Lessons from a golf pro to improve/correct your golf swing.

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The Golf Works – Ladies Golf Day Finally,The Golf Works is proud to present a much anticipated day! Designed to cater for the increasing female influence in the golfing industry, this event will see a fantastic game of Ambrose golfing at Gailes Golf Club in Wacol, Brisbane. Featuring competitions, prizes, fashion, food and raffles, we are hoping to raise a generous amount of money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation – to whom The Golf Works has chosen to dedicate this entire event. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation has been an integral part of South-East Queensland and in fact nationally for a great number of years helping young children and families alike fight illness and disease. All donations taken on the day will be greatly appreciated by the RCHF, who will be using the muchneeded funds for research and research equipment, volunteer and entertainment services. There will be a unique opportunity to gain a sneak peek at the new Spring-Summer collection of clothing that will be gracing the greens in the coming seasons – and win a complete outfit courtesy of Turtle Creek! Among other prizes, the latest in golfing footwear courtesy of Adidas, golfing equipment and much more! So ladies, gather together a team and join us for a glass of champagne and a round of golf!

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SPECIAL FEATURE Jason McLaren Jason has an extensive background in distance track and cross country running. He has worked with coaches, athletes and teams in a variety of sports, providing his expertise particularly in Running Biomechanics, Aerobic Development and Lumbo-Pelvic Stabilisation. Jason has conducted research in the field of Abdominal Muscle Function and has assisted with several research projects in the area of Aerobic Development. In 2002 he assisted the Australian Institute of Sport on the ACB “SPOT” fast bowling research and is predominantly focusing on reviewing Factors Affecting Distance Running Mechanics, Effects of Running Mechanics on Running Economy and The Specificity of Running Footwear. At the Sydney Academy of Sport Jason was responsible for the Sports Science and Conditioning programs at Sydney University. His work also involved Exercise Physiological and Biomechanical Assessment and Conditioning of elite sprinters, distance runners, triathletes, cricketers and AFL players which included time in motion analysis with the Sydney Swans. Along with the theoretical application, he has also trained and worked with elite coaches and distance runners, where he is still actively involved as a distance running coach to national level athletes. Jason’s involvement in the sporting footwear industry has further enhanced his knowledge in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Running Biomechanics and Podiatric Biomechanics, Footwear Construction and Suitability. He has worked as the Biomechanics Co-ordinator for Asics Oceania which required him to liaise and educate sporting medical practitioners on a range of topics, assist with product development and coordinate research with Universities throughout Australia. Currently Jason is applying his Sports Science and Biomechanical expertise to i.S.P.O.R.T which conducts biomechanics research for the sporting goods industry and delivers Sports Science services to the general sporting public. Jason McLaren (B. App. Sci.-Human Movt) Sports Scientist, Biomechanist

Paul Hedger

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ost of us take walking around the course and our feet for granted.That is until after our round of golf we find ourselves developing joint pain, stiffness or swelling around our feet, ankles, knees or hips. Walking is actually a complex series of movements that involve not only your feet, knees and hips, but also the spine and upper body. On average, a golfer will walk approximately 6-8 kilometres per round and like golf, or any form of weight bearing exercise, the incorrect choice of footwear may lead to injury. Most injuries occur when the foot is in contact with the ground.Your choice of shoe must, therefore, offer protection from impact loading. However, before going out and purchasing footwear for your next round of golf or that social walk with friends, take note of the following information. Everyone’s feet are shaped differently, thus the first important step to take is determining your foot type.Your foot type is basically determined by the width and the arch shape. Firstly, determine how broad or narrow your foot is. Shoes that are too narrow or too wide can lead to painful blisters and calluses. Likewise, a toe box that is not high enough can irritate foot disorders such as bunions and hammertoes. Be sure the base of the foot matches the base of the inside of the shoe. This will provide the most appropriate support for your foot and prolong the life of the shoe. Measuring the length of your foot is also important for correct fit. A professional measurement of your foot should be recommended to determine correct shoe size. If your local footwear retailer does not offer this service, then a simple method is to ensure there is a thumbnail’s length of space from the end of the large toe to the shoe’s edge. If one foot is larger than the other, try on a pair that fits your larger foot. Your foot is a complex marvel of engineering. Each foot consists of 26 bones, accounting for nearly 25 per cent of the

Paul is a physiotherapist who has had extensive experience working with sporting professional athletes. He ran his own Physiotherapy Clinic in Chatswood (Sydney) from 19902003, and from 1992-1999 he was the Head Physiotherapist for the Sydney Swans Football Club. Paul also managed the Strength and Conditioning Programs and Injury Management for the Kawasaki Race Team from 2000-2006 and works closely with both amateur and professional golfers analysing the biomechanics of the golf swing. He currently works as a medical consultant and Director to Practitioner DirectHealth Management Solutions, helping to co-ordinate patient education materials, exercise programs, sales and marketing resources, and customised seminar and workshop continuing education programs. Paul runs national seminars educating physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, sports physicians, masseurs and athletic trainers about golf injury treatment, strength and conditioning, and injury prevention. Paul also created the branded Sports Insight Golf – Performance Enhancement Program. He has also lectured at various seminars on biomechanics and OA Specific Treatment Strategies. Paul Hedger – Director La Sol Pty Ltd Practitioner Direct Pty Ltd 84

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Fits ... bones in your entire body. There are 33 joints in the foot, joined by 20 muscles and over 100 ligaments. The intricate alignment of these bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons form side-to-side and lengthwise arches. As you walk, these springy, elastic arches help distribute your body weight evenly across each of your feet. Your arches play a pivotal roll in how you walk. They act as your base of support for proper mobility but are resilient and flexible to adapt to various surfaces. Consider choosing footwear that accommodates your arch type.

Tips for Purchasing Footwear • There is no such thing as the best shoe, just the most appropriate. • Find a shoe that offers the technical properties most suited to your needs. • Look for support, cushioning, flexibility and responsiveness.

Your feet will fall into one of three arch type categories: low arch, normal arch or high arch. To find out what foot arch type you have, simply dip your feet in water and then place them on a smooth dry surface. Check the shape of your feet against the pictures within this article. Low-arch or flat feet have a tendency toward the foot rolling inwards. This may cause muscle stress and joint problems in your feet and knees. Generally, the width of this foot is broad and therefore, the most appropriate footwear shapes are semi-straight and straight. These types of shoes will often have a higher density medial post, where a part of the midsole is usually grey. These types of shoes will provide good stability and enhance motion throughout your walking cycle.

• Bring the socks/orthotics you generally wear walking to use while trying on the shoes.

High arches can result in excessive strain on joints and muscles. Your feet may not absorb shock as well as the other arch types and therefore you will need to look for superior cushioning in the heel and forefoot of footwear to compensate for your natural lack of shock absorption. Footwear with the appropriate flexibility at the forefoot will enhance responsiveness and be most suitable. Normal arched feet are not too arched or too flat, but may still require good cushioning throughout the midsole of the shoe. Footwear that allows for natural midfoot movement will be most suitable.

• Make sure your heel fits in each shoe and doesn’t slip as you walk.

• Your walking shoe size will be larger than your dress shoe size as your feet will swell while exercising. • Walk around in a variety of different walking footwear models and feel which is most suitable. • If a part of your foot is rubbing against a certain part inside the shoe try on another pair or style.You will be sure to get blisters otherwise.

• Some walking shoes with stiff soles can make your feet slap to the ground. This can lead to shin pain. • Ensure your walking shoes have flexible soles that bend at the ball of the foot. • It is important to provide your feet with the best footwear you can afford. • Pay attention to the condition of your shoes. • If the outsole is worn through, replace them to prevent injury. • Most golf shoes only last for 100 rounds before they begin to stop supporting your feet. • The most appropriate shoe will be the most comfortable – don’t think you will wear them in. • Investing in the most appropriate shoe for you will not only help you to prevent injury but will allow you to continue to walk in comfort. • COMFORT is the most important factor when choosing footwear. • Always wear appropriate shoes for the activity you are participating in, for instance wear walking shoes for walking, not running.

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SPECIAL FEATURE There are fundamental differences in the shape and structure of women’s feet compared with men’s feet.The female foot typically has a narrower heel to forefoot relationship compared with men. This results in heel slippage and reduces footwear stability for women wearing downsized men’s shoes. These features also increase friction and this is the reason many women suffer from blistering. For both women and men, footwear comfort and function for different arch types can be influenced by: • the material within the shoe

Footwear Categories Golf Asics Gel-Birdie • Ladies only golf shoe, conceived and designed specifically for the individual need of female golfers. • Full length cushioning midsole with additional a rearfoot gel cushioning system. • Water resistant upper and a removable sockliner to accommodate customised inserts

• the type of stitching in the upper • the construction of the upper


• the lacing technique • the compound and shape of the sockliner and • the associated technologies throughout the midsole of the shoe. The above information is important for achieving overall comfort within the shoe and, which we know scientifically, has an overall effect on footwear function. If the footwear you purchase is not comfortable, then it is likely to be unsuitable for your feet and will not function effectively during walking activities. The most appropriate shoe needs to suit your foot type and match the dynamic changes in your foot shape when you walk or play golf. If you are unsure about what type of shoe is best for you, ask your practitioner, podiatrist or an experienced footwear retail specialist. They can advise you of the most suitable footwear and the best solution for your unique foot shape.

Footwear Construction




• Usually suitable for serious fitness walking. • Many models in this category contain state of the art technologies and offer superior cushioning. • The outsole design patterns in this category provide the foot with adequate flexibility which helps the shoe respond more effectively to your foot. • They are suitable for city walking and walking on maintained footpaths.

Fitness Off-Road • This type of walking footwear is suitable for off-road walking where the ground is uneven. • Many of these models have tough, protective soles with good grip. • This helps provide a smooth and comfortable ride over rough terrain. • Many models in this category have water resistant material, such as goretex, in the upper. • This can maintain comfort for longer by reducing dampness.

Health • Specific category for people with metabolic conditions such as Type II diabetes. • Footwear within this category are also specifically designed for people with higher risk of injury or breakdown with exercise such as forms of arthritis. • Many of these walking footwear models contain technologies that offer protection for the mentioned conditions. • The variety of styles within this category cater for a variety of age groups throughout the population.




• The walking footwear models within this category are designed for outdoor casual walking. • Many of the models contain water resistant technologies that also provide superior comfort. • These models are versatile and are suitable for walking around the home, in the bush or the city.

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Learn The Correct Technique Of Walking Cycle Of Walking Technique The cycle of walking technique is divided into two components: • The stance phase – this means the foot is at least partly in contact with the supporting surface. • The swing phase – the foot being examined is completely airborne.

Swing Phase Walking Tips:

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1. Keep your chin up and your shoulders back. 2. Walk tall, as good posture can decrease the amount of stress on your joints. 3. Swing your arms forward, not across your body. 4. This will help decrease stress to your legs through limiting an over-rotation of your trunk and pelvis.

Contact Walking Tips: 1. Allow the outside of the heel of your foot to touch the ground first. 2. Gently roll your weight forward. 3. Try to avoid slapping the front of your foot to the ground. 4. This will help prevent front shin soreness or shin splints.


he first Ladies Fashion Classic at Pacific Dunes for 2007 was a great success with more than 100 women participating in the event. It was a day of golf, glamour and gossip for the women who indulged in the two person Ambrose tournament, a champagne lunch and fashion parade. Guests started the day with 18 holes on the championship course and enjoyed a leisurely lunch at the Golf Villa. Lunch was followed by the fashion parade which showcased Autumn fashions from Five Under, Cutter & Buck, Ralsport and Footjoy. Pacific Dunes celebrity ambassador Kerri-Anne Kennerley was a special guest at the event. The winning team on the day was Sue Wilson and Merlyn Nolan with a nett score of 66, and the scratch winners were KerriAnne Kennerley and Sarah Mouat with a score of 74. Plenty of guests took home prizes on the day including Gloria Smith who won the Drive and Chip competition and Di Leahy who won Nearest the Pin on the 5th hole. Pacific Dunes Sales and Marketing Manager Kylie Petersen said the day was a great success. “It was great to see so many women at the Club enjoying a day of golf and fashion,” Ms Petersen said. “We had perfect weather apart from a few showers later in the afternoon, and everyone had a wonderful day. “If you missed out on this great event make sure you book your spot for our Spring Ladies Fashion Classic to be held in October,” she said. To make a booking for the Spring Ladies Fashion Classic please call (02) 4916 0500.

Walking Tips:

1. Concentrate on walking with a soft heel strike to minimize the stress on your joints. 2. Try and limit your foot from excessively rolling in or overpronation. 3. Practice squeezing your buttock muscle on the side from which your leg is being brought back behind your body until the foot pushes from the ground. 4. This can reduce the work from the front hip muscles and limit low back stress. 5. Perform ankle exercises to strengthen the lower limb muscles that help to limit over-pronation: • Secure and place resistance band around foot. • Make sure the band is tight. • Move foot up towards body & twist inwards. • Relax your foot back to start. • Gradually increase resistance of band. • Perform 2-3 sets of 10-15 repetitions twice weekly.

Propulsion Walking Tips: 1. Push from the ball of the foot, do not lift the leg too early from the ground. 2. Try and limit your ankle from rolling inwards and collapsing as the weight transfers from your heel to your forefoot. 3. Less energy will be required as you become more efficient at moving your back leg forward. 4. Try and stabilise the foot as it is pushing from the ground. Womens GOLF Spring 2007


GOLF BUSINESS NEWS On The Fairway With Vanity Fairways Last year we wrote to almost 50 golf clubs in and around Brisbane and offered to sponsor one or more of their ladies competitions during the year. We recently sponsored an Invitational Day at Nudgee Golf Club and I even managed to get the morning off from the shop and played myself....not all that well ...but it was still better than having to work !!! We also sponsored at Jindalee and 4 ladies modeled some of our great new Vanity Fairways gear was a lot of fun and it’s always good to see the gear on “real” women ....ladies just like you and I that love their golf and like to look good. So if you’d like Vanity Fairways to sponsor or do a golfwear parade or both....then contact Deborah .......”Look Good – Feel Good – Play Better”

Bozgolf Australia Release The New VisionTM X-Pert2 Ball Long time high performance golf consultants Bill and Wayne Bosley have added an exciting new ball design Xpert2 to their highly regarded VisionTM ball brand. X-pert2 – powered by Fantom is the result of a BozGolf Australian “Test Pilot” research and development program in collaboration with a team of talented designers and engineers at FantomTM Golf ’s Asian based manufacturing facility. “Test Pilot” research highlighted the desire of low handicap club players to have a more durable Tour performance type of golf ball.

Golf ... It’s A Business As a report by the PGA of Australia recently revealed the golf industry in this country is worth $2.7 billion every year and employs 23,000 people. And now it has it’s own magazine. Golf Business News, formerly Golf Management News, is a monthly print (and now internet) publication with a focus on the business of the game. Editor Phil Laurie says the re-branding is not only more reflective of the publication’s editorial content but part of a long-term strategic plan to expand the readership to the general golfing public. “In regards to how golf is administered in Australia, the last 18 months have seen some hugely significant changes,” says Laurie. “There are a lot of people who, even though they may not work in the golf industry directly, are very interested in what’s going on behind the scenes.” Aside from the name change the magazine has also launched an innovative on-line edition which is a mirror of the printed version. For just $22 per year, subscribers can access the magazine from their PC or lap-top no matter where they are in the world. “The on-line version requires no software to be downloaded and is exactly the same as the print edition,” says Laurie. “The internet has become integral to most people and businesses, so to offer the magazine on-line was a natural progression.” The web-site also features GBN TV, a video show on the industry which is updated monthly. To check it out or subscribe, log on to www.golfbusiness.


The X-pert2 ball benefits from our latest advances in manufacturing techniques and the use of hi-tech materials to produce the thinnest covered VisionTM ball yet. The combination of these advances makes the X-pert2 ball more durable with enhanced feel and shot control. Add to this our new Hi-Vis White Gold pearl finish with traditional 2 pole style markings and your Vision is complete. VisionTM X-pert2 / UV yellow and Arctic white were all added to the USGA and R&A conforming list in early April this year. Xpert2 has a recommended retail price of A$90 per dozen and are now available. To check for your nearest stockist please visit www.

B-Rapt Apparel Julie operates B-Rapt Apparel’s head office and showroom based in the hub of top golf courses and golf resorts such as Royal Pines, Emerald Lakes and Palm Meadows on the Gold Coast. Julie is well known in the Golf Industry in Queensland representing numerous labels catering to the ever changing golf fashion with consistent quality. Julie has re-built her agency after having had Breast Cancer in Feb 2004. Her labels are fast becoming some of the top selling garments in the Resort golf shops such as Hope Island, Noosa Springs and Off course stores such as Kabucci on the Sunshine Coast and Vanity Fairways in Brisbane. In February 2007 Julie was appointed Casall Agent for NSW and Qld. Pinhigh Golf, and Birdee Golf Apparel for Qld Although B-Rapt Apparel is purely a wholesaler to the Golf Industry, at times there will be end of season samples, discontinued lines and seconds available for sale. Womens GOLF Spring 2007

“The Wilson Staff Hold All Bag is a versatile ladies bag that can be used on and off the golf course. Designed especially for woman golfers it has a unique classy design which compliments the Wilson Staff golf range. It features four pockets both inside and out, and comes in two colours, pink and navy.”


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PROFILE Anthony Powter Photographer and Golf Journalist


Anthony first picked up a camera at age seven, having been introduced to photography by his father. His aim is simple; to get that “banger photo” (which he admits he’s yet to get). Anthony’s experience has ranged from a vast array of sporting and function events, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, rugby, cricket and he has a special interest in golf, shooting European, Australasian and USPGA and USLPGA Tour events. Anthony has covered a number of golf majors throughout the world, with his work appearing in numerous main stream golfing publications, wire and internet services.

by Anthony Powter

After just a few minutes talking with celebrity Sydney chef, Michael Moore, it is hard not to be engaged by his enthusiasm for his life, his work, his family and, in the context of this article, his golf.


orty-two year-old Moore has recently taken over the ownership, along with a partnership of others, in the highprofile revolving Sydney restaurant The Summit, on the 47th floor of Australia Square. Previously owned by the Accor Group, Moore approached the owners when he heard that they were considering selling the restaurant. Moore had been working with Accor in various culinary-related roles, but for the past two years had been heavily involved at The Summit. With a southern England accent bordering on a little cockney to give it a bit of character, Moore talks with passion about his involvement at The Summit and is clearly excited about the prospect of taking ownership control and has plans for the restaurant now that he has taken the reins. “I think now by being an owner-operator it changes the decision-making process and we can be more flexible and respond to the market and push the boundaries a little more. I am looking forward to that. “I’ve been very close to this business over the past couple of years, more than that of just an employee, and typical of me when I make a commitment to anything I am in boots and all. I would like to think that the success the restaurant has enjoyed in recent times is so closely linked to my involvement and it seemed a natural progression for me to put together a couple of people and take over the ownership.” Moore is now termed the Chef/Owner, is the single biggest shareholder, but has three other shareholders in with him.

opened, which at the time was a world leader in terms of modern hotel management techniques. “Coming to work in Sydney was a great move for me. I had met a young chef in London who had been working at the Regent and that was the connection. I had come from the real ‘classic’ end of town in London serving royalty and the like, to the new modern approach to restaurant operations and hotel management, so it was a turning point in my career.” While his involvement in the food industry has played a key role in his life so too has his love of golf. Moore started playing as a youngster in Portsmouth on the southern coast of England where he was born and raised. “I’ve been playing since I was 10 years old. We were a one-parent family, and although soccer was the game of choice for most young guys, my mother bought me a set of clubs and I took to it straight away. We lived near a golf course and I can remember at the age of 11 or 12 spending hours and hours hitting balls.

Moore arrived in Australia 20 years ago and has remained here for all but four of them. He had worked in several high class restaurants and hotels in the UK after gaining a Diploma in Professional Cookery at the age of 18 and, in dining terms, worked at the “top end of town” since. “My first job was at the Café Royal in London and I met my wife, Angela, when working at The Ritz in London. I came to Australia when the Regent Hotel in Sydney first 90

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Moore Celebrity Chef “Like all young kids starting out I had dreams of being a professional golfer, but the professional at our club, who took us for coaching, suggested I might have a better future in cooking. Several people suggested that my dream had been taken from me, but honestly, the guy did me a big favour. It was the best advice that anyone has given me, especially given that I have managed to succeed at and enjoy what I do. “I have never really felt like I am going to work when I am involved in working with food. I think if I had gone off and pursued the dream of being a golfer I would have failed and probably not have enjoyed the game as much as I do now.” Moore is now a member of the New South Wales Golf Club where he has been for three years after being on the waiting list for 10 years. “I love it there, and although I still play a lot of the courses around Sydney, New South Wales Golf Club is such a good test and I know and knew beforehand a lot of members at New South Wales. It’s a golfer’s golf course and to my way of thinking nothing else gives me the same challenge or feeling of satisfaction as playing there.”

“There are a lot of young chefs who love to play golf and many others who are looking forward to retirement so they can get out and play more. The hours in this industry can be unsociable at times, but they do create an opportunity to play golf early in the day or in my case sometimes after lunch. We often play 18 holes in the morning at the Australian before 9.00am and then head to work. “My best mate is Matthew Moran who owns the Aria restaurant on Circular Quay and he is a member at the Australian Golf Club, and I play out there quite often with him, so I am quite spoilt really.” Moore has also become a regular on the morning talk show Mornings with Kerri Anne on Channel 9. “I used to own a restaurant next to her house and we became friends. I played golf with her

When asked as to what style of food The Summit offers Moore responded, “It is very contemporary modern Australian. In a restaurant like this where the view out of the window creates such an impact you need to serve structured food that has a similar impact in order to make it sit perfectly in that environment.” Moore has seen a lot of change in the Australian food industry since his arrival 20 years ago. “Back then in the late 1980s Australia really established itself by being free and by having an open approach to ingredients and food development and began to make its name. I was fortunate to arrive at that time. In those days people said the best place for a young chef to go to was Paris or Switzerland, but I came to Australia and it was the best move I ever made. Now, New York, London and Paris regard Australia as among the leaders for their food and related magazines.” With a 350-seat restaurant, 80 staff, wife Angela, five year-old Charlie and seven year old Eloise, an increasing role in television and an unrelenting passion to play golf, there is seldom a spare moment in the life of Michael Moore, but in speaking with him it seems that is just the way he likes it.

Sweet red salad (serves four) Ingredients: 200g golden beetroot 200g baby red beetroot 90g walnuts 90g castor sugar 90g Asian shallots 100g sheep’s milk yoghurt 100g mixed young salad leaves 2 sheets Tunisian brick pastry 90mls extra virgin olive oil 60mls sherry vinegar Splash Pedro Ximenes sherry 1 lemon zested Sea salt and pepper



When asked how much time he is able to give to golf Moore responded, “I am probably playing about once a week on average. Being a chef you can sneak off after lunch and get back for dinner and no-one really knows,” joked Moore. “My wife probably feels it is more often, but it averages out to once a week. I try to play all the medal competitions at New South Wales. I have met a great group of guys out there at and play regularly with them. They are always up for a punt and a good game in any weather.

and her husband John and when she got a gig on her new show on Channel 9 a few years ago she indicated they needed a chef for the show and said she would like me to do it. I have been a regular every Tuesday morning since. That has since expanded to other spots on Channel 9 to hosting and guesting on their other cooking shows, so there is a lot happening at the moment.”

In a bowl lightly whisk the sheep’s yoghurt with some sea salt and pepper. Place cleaned beetroot onto baking tray, season with salt and pepper and some sherry vinegar, cover with foil and bake in a medium oven for 45 minutes. Melt the sugar in a pan and stir walnuts through, place onto non-stick baking tray and cook in a medium oven for five minutes. Roast shallots in a hot oven for 8-10 minutes, place in small pan with sherry and a little sugar cook until rich in colour. Cut the Tunisian brick pastry into strips wrap around a small pastry ring and bake for five minutes until crisp. In a bowl mix sherry vinegar with the extra virgin olive oil, season with sea salt, pepper and lemon zest. Add beetroots, walnuts and shallots and dress well.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS Bruce Young Award-winning Golf Journalist and Commentator

Charismatic Pettersen’s First Win In A Major When Norwegian golfer, Suzann Pettersen, claimed the McDonald’s LPGA Championship in June of this year she was not only confirming her elevation to the elite of the game, she was putting to bed the disappointment of letting the first major of the year, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, slip from her grasp just two months earlier.


t the Kraft Nabisco Pettersen had led into the final day before dropping four shots in her last five holes to allow the teenager, Morgan Pressel, to catch and pass her. She was philosophical at the time. “I mean the worst thing you can do is actually get down on yourself and let it hurt you, because for me, when the evening comes and tomorrow comes, I’ll be really happy. You just learn from everything and look at the positive things. I turned the bad start into a great halfway. I just didn’t play my best four of the last five last holes. So for me, I learned a lot and I know what to improve. But there were as many positive things as negative things.” Carrying that attitude with her, Pettersen would go on to win her very first LPGA event a month later at the Michelob Ultra Open in Virginia in mid May and, as a result, was just that much better prepared for contention in the dying stages of another major championship when the opportunity came around again at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship. Pettersen was the rookie of the year on the 2001 Ladies European Tour after turning to professional golf in late 2000 following an amateur career that saw her win the 1999 British Girls Amateur Championship and the 2000 World Amateur Championship. She won the French Open in 2001 and finished runner up on the LET Order of Merit. A few months later she was narrowly beaten by Karrie Webb in a playoff for the Women’s Australian Open.


Pettersen gained her USLPGA Tour card at her first attempt, finished 31st in her rookie season in 2003 and gained a place on the successful European Solheim Cup Team that year. The golfing world appeared to be at her feet but a series of back and elbow injuries curtailed her progress in 2004 and 2005 before things started to turn around in 2006. She entered 2007 with the promise of a great season ahead but missing her first two cuts in Hawaii hardly gave rise to what was to come. She finished up at the Safeway International the week before the Kraft Nabisco and while her demise there was disappointing, it proved to be the learning curve she said it would be at the time. Pettersen eventually won when she defeated Korea’s Jee Young Lee at the Michelob event and so entered the LPGA Championship as one of those on the fringe of favouritism. An opening round of 69 was a solid if unspectacular start but when she added a second round of 67 she was in front. She fell one behind on Saturday when the brilliant Korean teenager, Na On Min, came out of nowhere to shoot 65 but on Sunday she was strong throughout. She had to be as two time winner, Karrie Webb and Na kept snapping at her heels and she was forced to play her final nine in 32 to hold off Webb by one. Webb had thrown everything but the kitchen sink at Pettersen over the closing holes making several crucial putts for either birdie or par and holed from 22 feet at the last to ensure the eventual winner, who was playing in the group behind, would be forced Womens GOLF Spring 2007

to make par to win. Petteresen was able to do just that and the charismatic, athletic, 26 year old, who commands a great presence on the golf course, appears set for many more such victories. From an Australian perspective the performance of Webb was encouraging, given that the big tournaments of the summer lie ahead, but Albury’s Lindsey Wright fought well above her weight by storming home with a final round 66 to record her best LPGA Tour finish when 4th. It was impressive stuff from the 27 year old who was a star while attending Pepperdine University in the US. A member of the Australian Espirito Santo winning team in 2002, Wright has always given the impression of a significant professional career awaits her. Now in her third LPGA Tour season and with the confidence of this great result behind her, that promise is likely to be realised.

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Award-winning Golf Journalist and Commentator

Completes Metamorphosis At US Women’s Open In what developed into a classic duel between the current female game’s current two best players yet to win a major championship, Cristie Kerr and Lorena Ochoa fought out an intriguing battle over the concluding stage of the 2007 US Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Country Club in North Carolina.


ingling out those two players probably does a disservice to the brilliant Brazilian born of Korean parentage, Angela Park, who led the event for so long and finished joint runner up, but the interest was on whether either Ochoa or Kerr could confirm their status as one of the world’s best by winning at the absolute elite level. For Ochoa, who had overtaken Annika Sorenstam as the world number one earlier in the year, this appeared to be her great opportunity to validate her status as that world number one with a win in the greatest event in women’s golf. Kerr, who is four years the senior of Ochoa, has often performed well in the majors without winning. Eight times previously she had been inside the top five in majors but not once had she seriously threatened to take the title. Ochoa on the other hand had led into the final hole at the 2005 US Open only to take triple bogey and finish 6th. For both, the final round at the fabulous Donald Ross designed Pine Needles would be their greatest opportunity to get the monkey off their back and join the rather elite club that identifies those capable of winning at the highest level.


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Ochoa had come into the event as the winner of three events in 2007 and had added another three runner up finishes to what was already a brilliant season. She stood atop the money list by a long way and was establishing a gap between herself and Karrie Webb at the top of the Women’s rankings. Surely this was her time. Ochoa is clearly destined to be one of the greats in the game but in order for her to be recognised as such she needed to start accumulating major titles. Kerr on the other hand had started the year slowly but was beginning to warm to her task as the US Open loomed. Despite not winning a major, Kerr has developed a reputation as a big event player, her non comprising attitude so important when the going gets tough. But she too had something to prove, not only to herself but the many fans she has gathered as a result of the metamorphosis she has gone through to turn from the ugly duckling of the LPGA Tour to one of it more marketable commodities. The change in Cristie Kerr is almost unbelievable when looking at the photos of her from the late 1990’s to now as the fit attractive women she is. After a series of rain and then darkness delays through the first two days of the Championship, play was so far behind that it was felt one more delay would mean the event would run over

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until the Monday. When round three was finally completed mid morning on Sunday, Kerr had the lead but Ochoa, courtesy of a fine 68 in round three, had closed within one along with Morgan Pressel and the unheralded Shin Jiyai. Just one shot further back was Angela Park Park is destined for great things in the game, her outstanding golf swing and golfing brain keeping her in contention throughout after leading for much of the first 36 holes. She was not able to win but this was a brilliant week for Park in just her second US Open. Kerr led but it would be Kerr and Ochoa who quickly separated themselves from the field. Ochoa joined Kerr in the lead as they made the turn for home and things remained in a deadlock before Kerr hit a brilliant second out of the rough at the 14th to 20 feet and holed for birdie to move one ahead. When Ochoa all but topped her second from the rough at the 17th she took bogey and fell two back and it was then all she could do to hold on to a share of second with Park who birdied the last to finish two behind Kerr and in a tie with Ochoa. When Kerr holed her final putt for victory she felt the full force of what she had achieved breaking down in tears as the golfing world acknowledged her great victory.

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For Ochoa her time will come but as each major goes by the pressure will mount on the Mexican, as the world number one, to finally win her first.Afterwards she tried to look at it philosophically and put it in its right perspective. “I’m doing okay, she said. “I’ve been in worse places. It hurts, but I just did everything I could. I tried really hard every day, every shot. It just didn’t happen for me. I’m quite happy. If you think about it, it’s been good. I gave myself a chance and I wouldn’t change that for anything.” For Kerr however this was a sweet victory. “Just some things are meant to happen, she said. “I felt like that when I came here in ‘96 and was low amateur, I played great here. The last time we had the U.S. Open here I finished fourth. Just everything this year has been pointing to this tournament. I hadn’t played great coming out of the box on the LPGA Tour this season and as of late I’ve just really worked really hard on my game and I’ve had some success as of late and whatever it took I was going to win this tournament this week.” Not only has Kerr won her first major but she has won her own National Open.They are likely the two greatest achievements in her golfing life to date and it is a fair bet that there are more to come.

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Golf Heaven comes to the Gold Coast! Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 2007 at the Gold Coast Exhibition Centre.

Here are just some of the reasons you should bring the whole family:



• A breathtaking 7 day golf experience in New Zealand

• Improve your swing with free lessons from top PGA professionals

• A romantic 7 day golf escape in Hawaii

• Learn to hit off hilly lies with confidence on the Varietee simulator

• Your own brand new E-Z-GO golf cart (see back for competition details)

Try: • Hit with the latest clubs from Callaway, Ping, Srixon, Orlimar and more on the huge indoor driving range • Qualify for the 2008 Australian Long Drive Championships on the special simulator • Try your luck at Super Putt to win great prizes including games of golf at Sanctuary Cove Resort


• Perfect your putting with international putting guru Harold Swash • Find out how and where you can start playing golf and where you can find the best junior programmes to get your kids started

Especially for the kids: • Visit the fun-filled free PGA Kids Zone. Win great prizes from Cadbury Schweppes by participating in the putting, chipping and spot the ball contests! • PGA instructors, trained in junior coaching, will be giving free mini lessons and clinics

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Three great contests to enter at the 2007 PGA Golf Show! A wildly romantic 7 day Hawaiian golf escape for two • Return flights from Sydney with Hawaiian Airlines* • Stay 3 nights at the luxury Hawaii Prince Hotel on Waikiki and 4 nights at the stunning Turtle Bay Resort* • Play golf at the Arnold Palmer Course at Turtle Bay and the Ko’olau Golf Club* • Plus 4 days car hire Valued at $9,000.00 * Please note that travel to connect with the Sydney departure and travel back to origin from Sydney is at the winners expense. No meals or incidental expenses are included in this prize. All sightseeing etc is at the winners expense. Departure date is subject to availability of flights and accommodation at time of booking. Trip can be extended at the winners cost. Golf carts are not included. Trip must be taken by 31st May 2008.

Drive your own E-Z-GO golf cart

A delightful 7 day South Island New Zealand golf experience for two • Return flights from Sydney with Emirates Airlines* • Budget rental car for entire trip* • Stay and play at the 5 Star Peppers Clearwater Resort and the breathtaking Millbrook Resort plus 18 holes on New Zealand's newest course, Jack's Point, on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu* • Plenty of free time for sightseeing and adventure* Valued at $5,000.00 * Please note that travel to connect with the Sydney departure and travel back to origin from Sydney is at the winners expense. The rental car does not include petrol or insurance. No meals or incidental expenses are included in this prize. Golf carts are included. All sightseeing etc is at the winners expense. Departure date is subject to availability of flights and accommodation at time of booking. Trip can be extended at the winners cost.

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To give yourself the chance to win this fantastic $12,000.00 E-Z-Go Cart, keep an eye on the Brisbane Courier Mail newspaper between 1st – 8th September 2007. Come and see the cart you could win at the PGA Golf Show on the E-Z-Go stand (#1709) on Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th September 2007.

The PGA Golf Show GOLD COAST EXHIBITION CENTRE Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 2007 9.30am to 4.30pm All day onsite parking: $5.00 Admission: Adults $14.00, Children 12-16 and Pensioners $7.00, Family (two adults & two children) $35.00, Children under 12 free.


For more information, please call 02 9422 2071




Daily Sports

distributed by Resort Life Australia Daily Sports, Europe’s premier brand of golf resort wear has now arrived in Australia. Daily Sports has been created by one of Sweden’s fashion icons, Elisabeth Skoghag who has utilised her 30 years of fashion industry experience to create an exclusive golf and sportswear collection, appealing to women of all ages and sizes. Now available in over 30 countries it has become one of Europe’s leading fashion brands and number one ladies golf line in Mediterranean resorts. Daily Sports designs are innovative, stylish, practical and affordable. Ideally suited to the Australian lifestyle. This versatile clothing and accessories collection is available in complimentary colours to mix and match ... no need to look the same as your friend. Be the best dressed and admired by all – from country club to the office, from golf course to your favourite restaurant or stylish cafe. All styles have freedom of movement, using only latest technology, making garments comfortable and performance enhancing. Fabrics for summer protect against UV rays, some using “quick dry” high tech breathable material. Other items include polos in 95% cotton/5% elastan and capris and skorts in cotton/spandex twill. The fit and lengths are designed for the smart mature woman, but equally the younger golfer has plenty from which to choose. For summer, Daily Sports offers a wide range of flattering colours; soft pink, ice blues, kiwi, toffee in solid colours and soft stripes. To complete your outfit, why not add matching coloured socks, a crushable hat, a comfort visor or fine leather glove or belt. You can even wow the opposition on course by arriving with a stylish pastel coloured women’s golf bag with all the necessary pockets and compartments and beautiful gold or silver fittings. Visit or Telephone 0406 696 028.

Club Hart Australia If you’re looking for something different from the run of the mill cotton polos then visit the Cub Hart website at to see what we have to offer the fashion conscious sportswoman. We can turn your dull, golfing wardrobe into one full of style and elegance that is not limited to the golf course. Performance fabrics in soft greens and vivid blues marry with taupes and black and white for striking effects that everyone will notice. So dare to break away from the average and play with style look good, feel good, play good® Phone (02) 9523 3545 or email info@clubhart. for your nearest stockist visit www.clubhart. Agent and Stockist enquiries Australia and NZ welcome. 98

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Birdee Golf Apparel – Spring Summer 2007


Now into it’s third year, Birdee Golf Apparel has become one of the top players in the fashionable golf wear industry, creating garments with that point of difference, necessary to enable women to look terrific and feel comfortable. The new collection for Spring/ Summer consists of exceptional fabrics sourced from around Australia, Europe and New Zealand in smart fun colours to make our customers feel sporty yet sophisticated. Birdee devotes an enormous amount of time and energy into the choices of fabrics now used. The cut, the detailing and the construction are again created for the women over 35 who love their golf. The fashion prints in red, blue and aqua give a new look to conventional pastels, using crush free micro fibre fabrics, which are perfect for travel, and suit women of all sizes. There is also a very chic rib knit available in white, sky blue and black which will mix and match across the entire coordinated range. Cotton spandex knit tops which not only fit all shapes and sizes but also the ever popular Birdee skirt to complete the picture. Now available all year round are the Birdee Classic shorts and pants long or 7/8 length. Once women wear a pair, they find they want to purchase another colour. Add to these the stripe spandex shorts with button detail and cuff, for a touch of fashion on the course, resort and even weekend wear. With the increase in demand for sun protection, Birdee is constantly looking to develop further its Uvee range. Birdee will be offering great new styles in fashion colours in the coming months.The technical fabrics ensure the comfort and protection from the sun and wind is met all year round. It certainly has been an exciting and very busy time for Birdee Golf Apparel, and while the business has grown rapidly, Birdee continues to demonstrate a keen involvement in special Golf Days, Pro Am and Fundraising offering fashion and prizes. Visit the Birdee website for a look at what is current, and find a stockist near you. or call Michelle 0438 004 309 Marilyn 0417 099 919..

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B-Rapt Apparel “Precious Cargo” Twisty Visor is a product renowned in the Golf Industry and for the past 12 years has been based on the West Coast of Australia. In February 2007 Precious Cargo formally changed hands from the original owner Diane Trouchet and is now based on Queensland ‘s Gold Coast. The Precious Cargo Twisty Visor now operates under BRapt Apparel owned by Julie Gregson For six years Julie has worked as an agent for Diane, selling the unique Precious Cargo Twisty Visor, along with associated styles that have been developed over the years. The best feature is a NO HEADACHE BAND. The visors are washable, fashionable and most of all, comfortable. Enjoy wearing the Precious Cargo Twisty Visor. Visit the new look web site at

Glamour Tee Australia “straight from the golf course then out to dinner”

Sports Lines The new Sports Lines underwire sports bra controls bounce and provides firm support. Features include: • seam free moulded cups with fabric designed to wick moisture away from the body. • inner cup support panels and hidden cushioned underwire. • adjustable straps which can be worn regular or cross-over. Available in colours white and nude, in sizes (B,C,D,DD) 10-16. RRP $44.95. Visit 100

Glamour Tee Australia now has three new designs available. These new designs are especially for the lady who likes to look glamorous on and off the course. The new Marilyn Monroe design is sexy and sassy and comes in both a cap sleeve and three quarter sleeve design. Marilyn is a soft red with silver and looks stunning on the course. The new Crystal design is cool and elegant and comes in both a cap sleeve and three quarter sleeve design. Crystal is a fashionable blue with silver and suits all colourings. The new Tiger design is sleek, in beige and chocolate it also comes in the cap sleeve and three quarter sleeve design. All designs have the two way zip feature and come in sizes 10 through to 18. Glamour Tee’s unique fabrics and fresh, closely-fitting designs ensure the luxury of comfort and confidence at all times. The garments feel silky to wear; they need no ironing, and do not crush which makes them perfect for traveling. A selection of plain designs will be available from late July. These designs will compliment the patterned range perfectly. Outlets carrying the Glamour Tee range are Castle Hill Country Golf Club Sydney, Mona Vale Golf Club Sydney, Muirfield Golf Club Sydney, Vanity Fairways Chapel Hill Brisbane and Royal Pines Resort the Gold Coast. Visit Womens GOLF Spring 2007


Precept Women’s Patterned Cart Bag • Slim design (9”) cart bag, weighing just 6 pounds (less than 2.8KG) • Graphite protective 5-way top with 3-way full length dividers • 8 cart friendly pockets including a velour-lined valuables pocket • Two front pockets available for embroidered logo • Available with matching head covers*, matching purse* and matching rain/travel hood Available at leading golf retail outlets. RRP $119incl.GST *Head covers RRP $49incl.GST *Purse RRP $19.99

Precept Lady SIII Gift Pack The Lady SIII Gift Pack by Precept contains a dozen Precept Lady SIII Pearl Colour Golf Balls and one 16” x 20” Precept Women’s Golf Towel or stylish Women’s Colour Visor.

• All weather synthetic leather in pastel patterns

The Lady SIII Golf Balls feature a soft, scuff resistant surlyn cover and a super soft coloured core producing an extremely soft feel and longer carry making them ideally suited to a wide range of women golfers.

• Exclusive Cross CutTM tab technology

Available at leading golf retail outlets. RRP $49.50

Precept Women’s Patterned Gloves

• Performance mesh and Lycra® across the knuckles • Dual finger ventilation

Precept Women’s Patterned Caps & Visors

• Ball marker with Precept logo

• Quality construction of washed Chino Twill in “Small fit” size

• Available: Women’s left & right hand (S,M,L)

• Two of each colour: Brown/Pink and Brown/Blue

Available at leading golf retail outlets. RRP $16.99

• Contrast stitching and a fashion tag on back strap with Precept logo

Precept Women’s Contrast Stitch Caps & Visors • Quality construction of washed Chino Twill in “Small fit” size • Available in Hot Pink, White and Apple • Contrast stitching and a fashion tag on back strap with Precept logo Available at leading golf retail outlets. RRP $19.99

Precept Women’s Umbrella • 62” double canopy in a square shape • Pink gel handle • Durable fibreglass ribs and frame with autoopen button • Toneon-tone pink colour scheme Available at leading golf retail outlets. RRP $79

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Buttheads – For Fathers Day Butthead Covers is turning the golf world upside down with its furry, functional and funny club covers! Rather than the animal head sticking out of the golf bag, they have designed the other half, so it looks like the animal jumped into the bag. The covers have a specially designed insert that snuggly fit the latest 460cc driver as well as the smaller fairway woods and have the wool sock to protect the club shaft.

Kangaroo Leather Golf Gloves • Fingerless Golf Gloves • Perfect for driving in the rain • This glove grips like glue in the wet • Machine washable • Fits men and women • Available in black or white • Outlasts any other glove (CSIRO tested & proven)

Full Release Grips – For Fathers Day

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The Full Release Grip gives you a correct Tour player like grip right away for an easier and more powerful release through impact, which increases distance, while reducing wayward ball flight!

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Bonjoc Specially created with 100% genuine Swarovski crystals. Each ball marker is designed by Bonjoc artisans who handcraft these whimsical accessories for the stylish golfer.

One of our exciting new products this summer is a magnetic golf ball marker and visor clip set. Each set contains two Magnetic ball markers adorned with Swarovski crystals and a visor clip in an alligator clip or slide design. Packaged in an attractive tin they make a great tournament prize for your club or a birthday gift for your golfing girlfriends. Order online at

Blossoms Blossoms understands the importance of performance products that allow today’s woman to look and feel good. With coordinating color schemes, your golf game will enter a new era with matching golf bags, golf gloves, golf umbrellas along with ladies caps and visors. For more information or stockists please contact Birdie Golf Products 07 5455 5590 102

We now retail a new range of sporty visors from Dolly Mama Designs USA. These visors have a velcro closure and are adorned with a single row of Swarovski Crystals. Available in Black and Powder Pink. These visors are comfortable, feminine and provide wonderful sun protection. You’ll find something for everyone at www.golfgiftsonline.

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PRODUCT REVIEW MacGregor Ladies MACTEC NVG2 Driver The ultimate blend of power and control in a quality Ladies’ Driver. Some Tech Talk - Everyone wants more distance from a driver. This much is a given. That’s why the MACTEC NVG2 Driver has Cup Face 360o Technology. So what does this mean? This technology makes the entire face the sweet spot, meaning you’ll get maximum distance even on off-centre hits. This particular club is built specifically for ladies looking for optimal flight and sweet feel.

Clubfit Take the guesswork out of buying your next set of clubs and ensure you get the best clubs for you at the price you want to pay. Exclusive to Drummond Golf is the fitting program called CLUBFIT. The CLUBFIT system is the first computer-aided fitting program designed to offer golfers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to discover the right clubs for their game and within their budgetary requirements. Not all golfers are created equal and therefore it goes without saying that they all can’t use the same equipment. That is where CLUBFIT comes in and eliminates the uncertainty.

Its Proprietary Plasma Welding is completely off the Beta-Titanium Cup Face enabling maximum rebound properties over a large hitting area. There is no welding on the clubface. The ladies shaft is a FujikuraTM Quadra Action Shaft that generates added clubhead speed that, in turn, generates more distance. But distance technology isn’t much help if it only helps to drive your ball further into the woods. With this in mind, the Ladies MACTEC NVG2 Driver is also equipped with Quadra Tungsten Weighting. These strategically placed weights create a higher MOI to reduce twisting and provide more accuracy and control. In addition, this driver has an incredibly thin crown (.6mm) that has an 8% lower CG positioned for low spin, high launch and neutral shot bias. To top it off the grip is specifically built for soft feel without sacrificing control.

With this in mind, CLUBFIT has been developed to match individual physical and swing characteristics to over 4,000 club, shaft, lie and loft combinations from all the famous brands in golf. Best of all this is a FREE service and comes with a satisfaction guarantee from Drummond Golf. Remember this, the most important thing when buying clubs is not the clubs, it’s YOU.

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guarantee. If this ladies driver is not the driver you want it to be simply return it to the place of purchase and exchange for any driver you wish.

Quality of Life Begins with a Q-Link Pendant Mental fatigue, illness and stress are the products of everyday life for athletes as well as the rest of us. The body’s energy system can be drained and interrupted by stressors in the environment and internal, but there is an innovative treatment and means of preventing these symptoms. The result of more than 17 years research involving universities such as Stanford in the US, Imperial College in the UK and the University of Wollongong, and its basis in quantum physics, Q-Link is not magic, but it does have incredible results. The Q-Link is a medically-tested wearable pendant encoded with Sympathetic Resonance Technology or SRTTM that works on the body’s energy meridians.

For the sporting arena, Q-Link has been proven to strengthen the body’s ability to cope with stress, giving wearers the edge over competitors. More than 350 PGA, LPGA and SPGA touring golf professionals worldwide wear a Q-Link Pendant. Tournament victors wearing a Q-Link Pendant include winners of the Ryder Cup, British Open, Jonnie Walker Classic, Heineken Classic, Senior Players Championship, US Women’s Open and the World Match Play Championship just to name a few. Order online at

It acts as a tuning fork that resonates with the ideal note at which the body’s energy system should hum.The body then pitches itself at this ideal note to become harmonized and balanced. The Q-Link strengthens the body’s ability to cope with stress, aids in self-healing and resisting the aging process. Studies show that Q-Link increases energy levels and enhances mental performance, especially under pressure. Thousands of wearers have benefited from reduced headaches; better overall sleep; more energy; increased concentration and focus; reduced jetlag; improved sporting performance; and reduced impact from exposure to mobile phones, computers and other electrical devices. Womens GOLF Spring 2007

Editors note: I have been wearing a Q-Link pendant now for nearly four weeks and after the first three weeks noticed a marked improvement in energy, especially in the afternoons. I don’t have that 3.30pm slump I used to have. I have also noticed that I have increased energy levels first thing in the morning. 103


MGI Golf Buggies The world is getting smaller. Cars, mobile phones, digital cameras and the likes are shrinking beyond our imagination. The release of the SL50 brings with it a new style at more than 15% lighter than the current MGI range. It folds down into itself completely flat, plus the removable front wheel gives optimum room in those smaller car boots. Although we’ve developed a more compact, ultra light buggy, we haven’t forgotten the extras. The handle is height adjustable and features scorecard holder, drink holder, tee & ball holder. We’ve also included a seat with storage, umbrella holder & sand bucket loop. Backed by over 80 service centres & MGI’s reputation for the best after sales service in Australia, you’ll have peace of mind during the12 months warranty and for the life of the buggy. Your search for an ultra compact, light, reliable motorised buggy from a reputable company is over. Purchase the SL50 from $895.00 or $$8.60 per week with no interest & no deposit to pay* For further information contact your Golf Professional or golf retailer. Call for a brochure on 1300 644 523 or visit our website at

Torrey Pines 4.0 kg

Lady Optima Golf Ball New improved two piece cover and low compression core allows for a softer feel with greater lift and carry. PGF contribute a percentage of all Lady Optima Golf Ball sales towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Lady PWT Cart Bag 9.5” Features include: side putter clip / top clutch carry handle / internal umbrella well / ‘fast pull-out’ rain cover & large drink ‘cool pocket’. Colours: Silver / Pink & Silver / Blue & Silver / Purple & Black / Pink & Black / Blue & Black / Purple RRP: $199.00 incl. GST

Fashion and function are foremost in today’s golf bag technology. The ladies Torrey Pines 4.0 kg is lightweight, sleek, and possesses many state of the art features which are standard in all Eagles & Birdies golf bags. The new 14 way top divider has our customary sewn full length horizontal and vertical dividers that organize and protect your most valuable asset. Designed with creativity and specific ergonomic features such as, a velour lined valuables pouch, a putter / ball retriever repositioned to the left side of the bag to accommodate the oversize putter heads so it does not interfere with your short irons, an oversize cool – it pocket with drainage holes, semi – umbrella sheath at front of bag for easy access, nine front / side quick access pockets. Torrey Pines also has a non crushable cylinder that has a three year conditional warranty from date of purchase. We have four new ladies colours: apple/black/silver, navy/khaki/khaki, denim/black/silver, khaki/black/ denim.The RRP is $240. For further details please see: or contact (02) 9417 4055, or email:


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Bosgolf Australia The future of golf is bright with the revolutionary VISION+™ ball The highly visible Vision+TM yellow balls have made a great impression on the majority of players who have made the switch. It’s easy to see both in the air and up the fairway, and much easier to find especially in the tree line. VisionTM golf balls are leading the way with truly unique and practical concepts in design that are taking the Australian golf scene by surprise. With their large easy-to-see numbers, VisionTM balls have made ball identification easier and players tell us it speeds up play. We have testimonials from a large number of players commenting on how VisionTM balls have greatly improved their game. The revolutionary VisionTM Yellow balls absorb UV light once they are exposed to daylight, quickly losing their green appearance to become a brighter yellow that enables many golfers to enjoy twilight golf in the cooler part of the day. Here in Australia during summer we are playing up to 8.30 pm with no danger to other players. We believe using VisionTM Yellow balls and a 9-hole golfing programme, many clubs will be able to change the way golf is played today and introduce many new players of all ages to the game. Due to variations in some players colour perception and differing grass types, we have now introduced the VisionTM Arctic White ball. This allows us to fit a Vision+TM ball to any player within our handicap demographic. If you would like to become a member of our “Test Pilot” programme please contact Alex or Wayne on 02 9938 6066 or contact In the meantime – “Tee it high and see it fly”

Big Wheel Australians prefer to walk when they play golf. No point in charging batteries to exercise. The easiest pushing golf buggy in the world is now a Made In Australia product. Riksha Golf Inc. owner and inventor, Jim Young, met a young Canadian/Australian born Golf Professional named Guy Scott – who loves the buggy so much he now manufactures the Riksha product here as a Big Wheel push cart. Your golf club can save you the hassle of ever buying or setting up a buggy again! With a Big Wheel rental fleet you can simply arrive and know that the best rental in the world is there for you. Over 500 clubs around the world already know how good these push carts are. How about yours? Contact 02 9523 0920 Email: Womens GOLF Spring 2007

Eagle Compac Australian Owned Eagle Compac continues to enjoy success in the world wide market place with its patent protected electric golf bag caddy. Eagle Compac is the most compact single piece electric golf caddy in the world designed for ease of traveling convenience.The change in petrol price dynamics have forced most regular golfers to smaller cars and the Eagle Compac has come into its own for these customers by making it easy for two to four golfers to travel together with golf bags and eagle carts in shared transport. Since manufacturing and distribution responsibility was transferred to Australian Management 12 months ago the company has grown from strength to strength. New models of the cart are released annually and maintenance releases address any issue found with the cart immediately. Australian management are focused on making the Eagle Compac the most reliable golf cart on the market today at an affordable price with unquestionable service and warranty support. Customer satisfaction is paramount to the companies success and management has a motto of always doing what is right for the customer.” See the Eagle website for all models at The buggy is unique in that it telescopes internally to fold down to the smallest footprint of any electric buggy in the world. The Eagle Compac is constructed using aircraft-quality powdercoated aluminium, high-grade bolts and fasteners. The company claims this buggy to be the most compact electric golf buggy in the world. The new and improved flotation rubber tyres ensure a smooth path on even the roughest of courses. The Eagle Compac is fully adjustable to enable golfers of all shapes and sizes a comfortable fit. The sleek 2006 Eagle Compac is bound to make you the envy of your playing partners. Contact Eagle Compac for your local stockist on 1300 787 924 Web: Email: 105


Kooindah Waters Resort Takes Shape


he Resort buildings and a collection of new homes both showcasing innovative contemporary design are taking shape at Kooindah Waters Residential Golf Resort and scheduled for completion in November 2007. Situated in a tranquil part of the Central Coast between the coast and the mountains, Kooindah Waters Residential Golf Resort will feature 252 architect designed Clarendon Homes positioned around an 18 hole championship golf course with a stylish resort complex offering facilities for residents to enjoy. According to Darren Ingram, Development Manager of Kooindah Waters Residential Golf Resort, the appeal of resort style living is taking hold in New South Wales. “More than twenty families already call Kooindah Waters home and overwhelmingly they have chosen to live here with the specific intention of enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle. These residents want to spend their free time enjoying leisure pursuits, the great outdoors and each other’s company. “The beaches and waterways of the Central Coast are only minutes away. On their doorstep are a restaurant, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, gymnasium, children’s playgrounds and an 18 hole golf course that has been acknowledged as one of Australia’s best. The opportunities are endless,” Mr Ingram said. When the Resort opens in November 2007, its hub will be a 100 seat restaurant and a casual, yet refined bar overlooking the golf course. An Endota Day Spa and fully equipped gymnasium will be situated adjacent to the outdoor swimming pool, indoor lap pool, spa and sauna. As well as meeting the lifestyle demands of its residents, the Resort will provide a retreat for city dwellers wanting to enjoy weekends away from the stress of suburban living.

A family membership to Kooindah Waters Golf Club is included in the price of each home. Residents have use of all resort facilities. Display homes are located on Pollock Avenue, Wyong and are open for inspection from daily 10.00am to 5.00pm. For more information contact the Sales Office on 1800 705 355 or visit For further information on Kooindah Waters Residential Golf Resort please contact Mr Darren Ingram, Senior Development Manager Clarendon Residential Group on (02) 8851 5420. Kooindah Waters is owned by Clarendon Residential Developments a division of Investa Property Group, a fully integrated property company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Investa’s activities include commercial office ownership and management, funds management and commercial, industrial and residential property development along the eastern seaboard and in Western Australia.

In addition to single level and two storey permanent residences, Kooindah Waters will offer short term resort accommodation. Sixty four apartments, suites and town homes featuring the same high quality Clarendon inclusions will be available for purchase by investors from late 2007. Managed by Troon Golf, Kooindah Waters Golf Course has been consistently listed among Australia’s top golf courses since it opened in May 2006. Single-level homes house and land packages are priced from $495,000. Two-storey house and land packages, many offering golf course frontage are ready to move into and priced from $560,000. 106

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DSG Lifestyle Properties


SG Lifestyle Properties is a South Australian property development company which was established to develop and market lifestyle properties in golf course residential location across South Australia. DSG Lifestyle Properties believe this state is Australia’s secret treasure and that we deserve all the lifestyle luxuries that the Eastern States have had for years. DSG Lifestyle Properties is a joint venture between property developer Rod Dry and proud South Australians Gary Sweet and Jason Gillespie. All three own their own homes at The Links Lady Bay and are focused on providing a lifestyle – not just bricks and mortar. The area surrounding The Links Lady Bay is nationally acclaimed for its bushwalking trails that lead through splendid outback scrub, past famous wineries and meanders down to untainted Fleurieu Peninsula beaches.You can dive among the amazing sea-life in rock pools and at beaches scattered along the coastline, take a boat and indulge in a spot of fishing or meander through the antiques shops in the idyllic townships, it’s all just 10 minutes from your lounge room. The Golf Course was created under the watchful eye of golfing greats Jack Newton, Graeme Grant and John Spencer and is currently rated 43 is Australia, is the number one Public Access course in South Australia and is the 3rd rated course in South Australia after Royal Adelaide and Kooyonga.

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DSG Lifestyle Properties currently have five residential sites available at The Links Lady Bay and would be happy to discuss the one that best fits you. Fairway One - 19 two-story townhouses overlooking the 1st fairway, fully landscaped and close to the clubhouse with Buggy track access. Troon – 36 single and two-storey properties with five designs to choose from, some featuring sea views. Birkdale – 86 luxury studio style apartments with stunning views over the golf course and coastline. Palazzo – 23 top of the range luxury townhouses that will give your little piece of Italian Opulence. Sorrento – 65 properties nestled away in the security of their own gated community with tennis court, pool and recreational areas for your exclusive use. All properties sold receive automatic membership to the DSG Resort Club which has been designed to cater to your every need: health club; day spa; access to the golf course; charter fishing; horse riding; local wineries; plus access to the function centre and pro shop, convenient shopping, and alfresco dining at the clubhouse or local restaurants and cafes. Sales and Information Phone 08 8100 3333




Drive To The Course Tee Up – Hit Off!

urely this is what every golfer deserves on their own golf course, where as a member they own a share of the course and the entire infrastructure.

Well it is interesting to know that on some of the leading Gold Coast Golf Courses, members must book well in advance or worse still, they cannot play on their own course. This is due to the huge number of tourist golfers visiting the coast and their clubs policy to allow the public to play. Not so at The Grand! The whole concept here was to create and exclusive golf club where you can get on the course at any time. The membership is capped at 550 and there is only a handful left at $85000. Ten years ago they were $20 000 - nice appreciation for lucky members! With current population increases and predictions for the next


decade one can only speculate as to future value of the membership and its growing exclusivity. Grand Manors Residential Enclave is a prestige development located at the entrance to the Grand Golf Club. Only 40 households will enjoy the lifestyle. In addition to their membership, amenities include a full size tennis court, 25m heated slat water lap pool with beach entry and large shade sail. There is a fully premium equipped gymnasium, showers and change room and undercover BBQ area with all accessories. All of these facilities complement the magnificent Grand Golf Course which was recently rated number 30 in Australia and has already been home to the Australian Open in 2001. The club house incorporates fine dining and bar and restaurant facilities. All this is for you to enjoy just a short buggy ride from your luxury residence. The first tee awaits you!

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Join the Elite and live the Grand Life

• Tennis court and gymnasium • Lap pool with white sand beach entry and outdoor, undercover BBQ area • Security entrance with voice link to all residences • Unlimited golf on the Greg Norman designed Grand Golf Course – no time sheets, no waiting, no need to book • Limousine service, fine dining facilities and a range of other membership benefits

2,3 & 4 bedroom homes for sale

Comprising just 40, freshly completed luxury residences, Grand Manors offers discerning golfers a rare opportunity to share in a magnificent lifestyle at one of Australia’s most prestigious and exclusive golf clubs.

Displays open daily 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Including a new golf buggy and a 1/555th share in the Grand Golf Club Av Price Houses: $1,347,000 Ave Price Units: $719,585

364 Gilston Road, Gilston Qld 4211

Don’t miss your opportunity to join the elite ... Call Trevor Jones 0411 416 988 Womens GOLF Spring 2007



Sofitel Wentworth Sydney New Era For Sydney Landmark With Launch Of Sofitel Wentworth Sydney


he Launch of Sofitel Wentworth Sydney unites a 150 yearold byword in Sydney hospitality with one of the world’s leading names in prestigious accommodation.

Sofitel is the prestige brand of Accor hotels, with more than 180 hotels and resorts that bring a unique French “art de vivre” to prime location around the world. The iconic Wentworth hotel on Sydney Phillip Street in the heart of the central business district has undergone a AUD$65 million transformation to elevate the hotel to one of Sydney’s finest. The hotel enjoys Sydney’s premier location for both business and leisure visitors. The Australian stock Exchange, Government offices, Parliament House and the city’s major business houses are all a few minutes walk form the hotel, while tourists are close to the city’s main attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Art Gallery of NSW, The Rock district and Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is also surrounded b elegant boutiques and fine restaurants. The opening of the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney adds one of the Asia Pacific’s most important destinations to the global Sofitel network complementing Sofitel hotels in other key centres such as London, Paris, New York, Tokyo and Bangkok. It is the fourth Sofitel hotel in Australia, and the opening is part of a major expansion phase for the Accor’s prestige brand in the Asia Pacific Region. The Wentworth name has been a fixture in Sydney’s hotel industry since the 1850’s, and has been in its current location since 1966 when it was opened by then-owners, Qantas, as Australia’s first international hotel. Accor took management of the hotel in 2002, when the vast upgrading programme commenced. The distinctive horse-shoe shaped brick exterior enjoys Heritage protection and no offer and expense has been spared in ensuring the architectural integrity has been protected. Visitors to the new Sofitel Wentworth Sydney will discover a complete transformation of this hotel, with the interior design of public areas reflecting the cool, clean curves of the exterior, a move to warm, stylish fixture and fitting as well as the judicious use of glass and metal finishes. The Sofitel’s 436 spectacular rooms, include 46 including 46 suites, are designer for both those who have to work and those who have time to relax and be pampered. Flat-screen televisions, the cocoon-like “My Bed”, imported French bathroom product by L’Occitane, and cool, clean curves make the Superior rooms more a haven then a bedroom, and the Sofitel services means that the most


decadent indulgence are just a phone call away. The stunning new lobby has been unveiled, with a wonderful collection of contemporary art. The Library is the perfect place for a relaxing afternoon tea, while The Sofitel Lounge, with its excellent cocktail list, café-style menu and smooth jazz, is a popular place to meet and be seen. The renowned Garden Court Restaurant has been relaunched as Bistro Garden Court with Executive Chef John Thurgood offering fresh Australian cuisine with a distinct French influence.The restaurant and bar look out onto the famed urban garden courtyard giving the restaurant the feel of an oasis in the heart of the city. The hotel is once more of Sydney’s leading venues for conferences, annual general meetings, product launches, election night rallies and weddings. The entrance to the Grand Ball and function area via The Lobby, creates a wonderful sense of occasion as guests take the stairs and escalators to the function level, under the crown of its magnificent sparkling heritage-listed chandelier. The Grand Ballroom has been substantially enhanced technologically, while retaining much of its character. It is a splendid pillar free space, with capacity for more than 1,000 guests. Its prefunction area ensures pre-event mingling is enjoyable, and being seen is possible. The long standing tradition of the hotel being at the epicentre of Sydney’s business and social life continues, with the Grand Ballroom already hosting the Olympic Torch Relay, the Opening Party of the Lion King, the Sydney Film Festival opening, Victor Chang Ball with Princess Mary & Crown Prince Frederick, the Variety Club Awards and major functions featuring Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Australian Prime Minister John Howard and variety of international political business, sporting and entertainment figures. The hotel is once again Sydney’s “Hotel for the Arts”, with a strong program of visual and performing arts, as well as being Sydney’s home-from-home for visiting musicians, performers, painters and sculptors. A well equipped business centre on the Lobby level provides internet access and business equipment; while guests seeking a break form the bustle of the city can relax in the Library, just off the Lobby. A wide selection of reference books to Sydney, newspaper and other titles are available to guests in The Library. Concierge is run by a Les Clefs d’Or-accredited Concierge, Mark Peyton, who, with his team, is a font of knowledge as to how to make the most of the city. Womens GOLF Spring 2007


Adding The Touches That Create A Luxury Riviera


odern luxury production boats provide all the space, comfort and safety that most people require, but the essential components, from the design and layout to major fittings, are the same across a single model. So it is the small items, the choices in everything from upholstery to soft furnishings and the myriad accessories, that become important in marking a boat as truly your own. While most boat builders offer a degree of flexibility in interior décor, Australia’s largest luxury boat builder, Riviera, has taken that concept a major step further by providing a comprehensive R Interiors service. The company even has a stylish showroom within its headquarters devoted to this service. The Riviera Experience Centre includes everything from a wide variety of boating and lifestyle clothing to a complete interior décor display and even a section set up with helm stations to show electronics options in a boating environment.

Special personal touches turn a house into a home. The same is true for your boat. Most boat owners spend as much of their leisure time as possible enjoying the lifestyle that boating provides, from a day out on the water to a home away from home. And very few can afford the time and money required to have a boat built to their exact specifications and desires.

R Interiors Manager Vivienne Sales says the Experience Centre is ideal for families to select the décor they want for their boat in a friendly and informative environment. “Women have an important role in the family decision-making about a boat,” says Vivienne. “They also play the primary role in creating the personal elements. “We designed the Experience Centre as a very welcoming environment. After all, boating is all about the experience and we want to ensure it is the best one possible. “We have a full range of carpet and upholstery swatches, for example,” says Vivienne. “Our video presentation allows the owners to select a particular décor style and see how it will look in the saloon or stateroom of their boat. It makes the decision so much easier.” Vivienne says that the company continually monitors the latest styles being developed for boating décor around the world. “We have nine different décor packages for owners to choose,” she says. “There’s Espresso, an arrangement of dark chocolate jacquards, soft warm neutrals and textured creams to create a luxurious and comforting mood. Or you might choose our Moonstone style, combining masculine navy blues with eyecatching silvers to create a striking and contemporary statement. Or maybe the fresh and easy Linen look, or the rich earthy Ochre. The possibilities and combinations offer something for everyone. “Of course, we are happy to develop an individual décor style as well.” Owners can select carpeting and upholstery for their boat and then select from a wide range of soft furnishings. There are also Riviera branded packages of galleyware (including crockery, cutlery and glassware), bathware (including towels, robes and accessories) as well as options on lamps, photo frames and other décor accessories.

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High-Tech Help is by Jeni Bone


s we move into spring, it’s time to take stock of the effects of another summer on your skin. If you don’t already, start using a sunscreen with an 30+ SPF (sun protection factor) every day – and don’t scrimp. Foundations with a cosmetic SPF are just not strong enough, says plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr Dilip Gahankari. “UV rays can cause skin damage during any season or temperature. Any sunscreen with 15 SPF or above should do the job when applied in recommended quantity at recommended frequency,” he says. Modern formulae need not leave a sheen or white residue on your skin. Look for some of the SPF30 sunscreen products by leading skincare lines, surgeons’ own brands or pharmacy ranges like Hamilton and the clear zinc range from the Cancer Council, all of which are relatively oil-free for ease of application under makeup. It will be the best beauty investment you ever make. Once the damage is done, there are some relatively pain-free and fuss-free ways of reversing some of the damage caused to skin by excessive exposure to the sun, smoking, hormones and ageing. Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the skin being “sandblasted” by very fine crystals of aluminum oxide, Vitamin C and other types of mild abrasives to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. This process promotes the production of new cells in the basal (deepest) layer of the dermis. According to Dr Dilip, the procedure can clean your pores incredibly well and hinder any future breaks-outs when used on a regular basis.


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“Microdermabrasion also stimulates collagen networking to further even out skin texture and appearance,” he says, adding that the best candidates for microdermabrasion are individuals with acne-prone and blotchy skin, small scars, wrinkles, keratoses, large pores, milia (non-inflamed whiteheads caused by keratinclogged pores), or sebaceous hyperplasia. “If you have sun damage or uneven texture and would like to improve the condition of your skin, it is also a good treatment as a preparation for more invasive treatments such as chemical peels.” Compared to the beauty-salon version of the procedure, the microdermabrasion procedure offered in practices like Dr Dilip’s are undertaken using state-of-the-art “medical grade” equipment by extensively trained and experienced staff. This is the ideal time of year to undertake microdermabrasion, since you are advised to avoid direct sun exposure for at least Womens GOLF Spring 2007

at Hand seven days after a treatment. “We do stress the importance of using a high-quality sun-protection product as well as minimising sun exposure. Exposure to UV radiation is one of the key factors in speeding the skin-ageing process,” warns Dr Dilip. For more pronounced facial lines and wrinkles, Dr Dilip recommends treatment with Botulinium Toxin (Botox) and the filler Restylane. With more than 90 uses, Botox has become the most popular cosmetic procedure worldwide and was first FDA approved decades ago in the US to treat patients with crossed-eyes! “Botox is useful for crows feet lines, vertical frown lines and horizontal forehead lines. These lines are all caused by muscles of facial expression and the injection works by causing the muscles that form the lines to become inactive. Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating under the arms, which is an extremely debilitating and embarrassing complaint.” For the face, the treatment takes a matter of minutes, and improvement can be noticed as soon as 48 hours after, with the maximum benefit after two weeks, lasting for three to six months in the majority of people. Restylane is a temporary “filler” that acts to lift up or fill in lines, folds or scars and add volume to lips. Restylane is non-animal sourced, stabilised hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is present in everybody’s skin, like collagen, making it a natural means of addressing the signs of ageing. Treatment is a little more complex than Botox. As Dr Dilip explains: “A local anaesthetic is used to numb the area to be treated and treatment time is about half an hour. Usually it is possible to return to normal activities straight away, although some temporary swelling can occur when the lips are enhanced. Restylane usually lasts six months, although with certain lines it can last longer.” Once again, the difference between procedures performed by a beauty salon or a cosmetic surgeon compared to a qualified plastic surgeon is specific: training. It takes eight to 10 years of extra training on top of a medical degree to qualify as a plastic surgeon. The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons is recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as the legitimate professional body representing the field of cosmetic surgery in this country. Call the Society on 1300 367 446 to check credentials or with queries. Womens GOLF Spring 2007

Springproof your skin Australians face one of the most extreme environments – incredible dryness, humidity, and of course, a UV rating that is savage all year round. It is no accident that the doyenne and pioneer of skincare, Helena Rubenstein, developed her skincare range in Australia. Although Polish-born, Helena Rubenstein moved to Coleraine, Australia – about 359km west of Melbourne – to live with relatives at just 18 of age. Elegant and fastidious with an abject fear of damaging her skin in the harsh conditions she found herself, she introduced her neighbours to a special facial treatment she favoured, the product of Hungarian chemist acquaintance, Jacob Lykusky. Not long after, she moved to Melbourne and established a small beauty salon which became popular with the society women looking to offset the drying effects of sun and wind. Within two years, she had repaid the original $1,500 loan she’d required to start her business and was inspired by the thought of greater financial success to return to Europe, setting up home in London where she married and opened her first skincare and makeup boutique, Salon de Beaute Valaze. Rubenstein opened her operations at a time when conservative attitudes toward skincare were beginning to relax and gradually, with her coaxing, women began to consider it part of their daily routine. These days, the global skincare industry is one of the fastest growing consumer segments, well supported by women seeking the miracle in a bottle to slow down the advances of age. HR’s skincare wisdom: just as valid today as in 1888. Never cleanse your face with harsh products or water. Dehydrated skin is dull, feels unpleasantly taut and leads to the formation of fine lines on the skin’s surface. The main causes of facial dehydration which concerns all women around the world, irrespective of age, are conditions of climate (the cold, wind, sudden drops in temperature, the sun, pollution, air-conditioning). A psychological shock or hormonal disorder may also lead to dehydration, as may the natural ageing process. Every skin type needs to be hydrated but dry skin more than any other. After the age of 40, skin may lose up to 50% of its level of hydration. Dehydrated skin lacks water. Dry skin lacks lipids and needs to be nourished. However don’t forget that dry skin may also be dehydrated and so need both nourishment and moisture. Medical experts blame 90% of skin ageing on photo-ageing caused by the sun’s UV rays. Excessive exposure to UV rays damages the skin’s cells and causes premature ageing of the skin. The epidermis turns dry and grayish, the skin’s thickness diminishes. Dark spots may appear on certain parts of the body. Dermal fibers are gradually damaged and the skin loses its firmness and elasticity. UVA rays (Age) pass through glass and at least 50% of them attack the dermis. UVB rays (Bronze or Burn) are particularly potent between 12 noon and 4 pm and are responsible for erythema (sunburn) which peaks some 24 hours after exposure. Infra-Red rays are heat-provoking rays.They reach the hypodermis and are responsible for the feeling of heat, and they increase the harmful effects of UV radiation. 113

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Eleusian Ageless Time Capsules In a first for the beauty industry, Eleusian launches Ageless Time Capsules, scientifically proven to help reduce the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles by up to 50% in 30 days while helping prevent the formation of newer ones! What girl could resist? Formulated specifically for Eleusian by the creators of Argireline® these amazing capsules featuring Neuropeptide technology deliver a precise and concentrated dose of Argireline® directly to where it is needed most to relax facial muscle tension and smooth facial features and wrinkling around the mouth, eyes and forehead. The added benefits of Glycoceramides and Sphingolipids help rebuild collagen and elastin while at the same time ensuring the skin’s optimal moisture balance and suppleness. Sphingolipids works with the cellular system, providing a restorative effect on damaged or disturbed skin, encouraging cellular regulation and regeneration. Eleusian Ageless Time Capsules offer a safe and natural alternative to injectibles. For maximum results apply one capsule in the morning and one capsule in the evening to the desired areas for the first 30 days, then follow with one daily application of one capsule per day. Available in 30 capsule pack RRP $80.00 and 60 capsule pack $149.50. Stockists 1 800 226 322 or visit


TO LUST OVER Lash Extensions

Sweeping the red carpet at every celebrity event, lash extensions are the hottest salon service in town ... so tease freely with traffic stopping lashes and soaring batting averages! Like nature, but much, much better, Lash Beauty lash extensions transform the natural to amazingly glam for intensity and depth. The Lash Beauty treatment includes a rejuvenating eye treat to soothe, revive and hydrate while also reducing puffiness and finer lines. Lash Beauty Eyelash Extensions are a semi permanent product, using synthetic polyester strands, which hold their shape better than silk, are stronger, more durable and give a high gloss texture and finish. The service takes between 60 to 90 minutes and the technician applies approximately 25 to 35 lashes to each eye. Each is individually bonded to your own natural lashes using varying thicknesses (regular, regular thick and deluxe) ~ lengths (7mm to 15mm) and colours (siren red, wine, chocolate, cobalt blue, violet or green with envy) to emphasise the eyes and achieve the desired look ~ natural, more dramatic or for a full, lushness to bring out the diva in you! Lashes stay put for up to four – six weeks (depending on individual activities, after care and your own lash cycle) and infills (touch ups) are recommended every two to three weeks to replace lashes lost in the natural lash cycle. Lash Beauty lash extensions give eyes an instant lift and a new found freshness so you’ll always look like you’re wearing mascara and no-one will never know they’re not your own! What girl could resist rolling out of bed looking absolutely fabulous every morning! Prices start at $125. Infills from $50.00.

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Eleusian Regenerative Hydrating Cream, With Enhanced LamellarPlex TM

Deeply nourishing and around the clock hydration Alleviating dryness, replenishing nutrients and maintaining moisture levels, even for the most dehydrated skin, the Eleusian Regenerative Hydrating Cream combines new technology of enhanced LamellarPlexTM with the valuable properties of therapeutic grade essential oils and certified organic ingredients to deliver the ultimate in hydration, nourishment, suppleness, smoothness and firmness. LamellarPlexTM is a patented and multi-layered complex that binds moisture deep within the cells, doubling the skin’s ability to retain hydration, strengthens the lipid barrier and delivers an infusion of vitamins, minerals, Essential Fatty Acids and Omegas 3,6,9. Mimicking the skin’s own lipid structure it helps rebuild and protect the skin’s natural barrier and guards it against cell degeneration. Protecting and regenerating, repairing and oxygenating, the Eleusian Regenerative Hydrating Cream contains therapeutic grade essential oils and powerful anti-oxidants Vitamins A, C and E, organic Rosehip Oil, Evening Primrose, Carrot Seed and Avocado Oils, Neroli, Rosewood, healing Aloe Vera, organic Shea Butter and Allantoin, Frankincense and Sandalwood. RRP $52.50 for 50g, $31.50 for 25g. Selected salons or For stockist details contact 1 800 226 322.



Omveda Launches Pearl Collection

OmVeda has recently added two exquisite and luxurious products to their extensive Ayurvedic line ~ Pearl Mask and Pearl Cream.

Recognised for its significant rejuvenating and wrinkle prevention properties, finely ground Pearl Powder contains nutritive elements that help strengthen the cell structure, improve moisture retention ability, brighten and lighten tone and refine texture. Rich in calcium, valuable minerals and amino acids, Pearl Powder, when applied topically, helps to speed up the skin’s metabolism reducing redness, minimising pores and healing blemishes, while reviving dry and lack lustre conditions. The OmVeda Pearl Mask also contains Jamum fruit, rich in enzymes, Bel Fruit for its astringent benefits, Sandalwood and Wheatgerm, rich in Vitamin E and cooling Lotus and White Sandalwood. Its dual action of lightening and cooling ingredients makes this the ideal mask for sun related pigmentation. RRP $62.00 for 65mls. The OmVeda Pearl Cream is a time-tested concept in beauty, rich with the goodness of Ayurvedic heritage that includes finely ground Pearl Powder, Almond, hydrating Aloe and Lotus. This unique combination helps to rejuvenate the skin, cool and lighten tone, while promoting softness and nourishment. RRP $49.00 for 65mls. For more information please contact OmVeda on 1 300 662 383 or visit All OmVeda products are formulated from the bases of the Vedic Scriptures and traditional health and beauty recipes that have been used for over 5,000 years. Organically grown. Not tested on animals, free of chemicals and preservatives. For additional media details please contact Wendy Neely at or call 02 9684 6729 / 0438 911 017.

Superfade Face Unveil Your Shining Beauty – When the iconic Australian beauty Nicole Kidman first graced our screens in her debut film BMX Bandits she was sporting a stinkingly different look to the flawless Chanel famed face she parades today. Where have all the freckles gone and how can we mere mortals get Nicole’s strawberry and cream complexion which shows no sign of sun damage or ages spots without stylists, surgeons and skin specialists? Easy! John Plunkett’s SUPERFADE FACE enables every girl to be picture perfect all year round without digging too deep into our pockets or enduring painful treatments. From the makers of the revolutionary SUPERFADE brand, the long awaited SUPERFADE FACE formulation changing the face of women who want to say goodbye to unwanted pigmentation on their face forever and spring into the warmer months shinning. 90% of Australia’s suffer from some form of unwanted pigmentation due to the harsh climate and strong sunlight we are exposed to. SUPERFADE FACE specifically targets unwanted pigmentation which occurs on the face as a result of sun exposure, age or hormonal imbalances. In a breakthrough move, SUPERFADE FACE effectively inhibits the production of melanin. By disabling melanocytes that produce melanin and result in the formation of

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unwanted pigmentation, SUPERFADE FACE ensures clearer and rejuvenated looking skin just in time for the warmer months. Unlike many of its competitors, SUPERFADE FACE is not merely an exfoliant, concealer or whitening product, but rather eradicates pigmentation altogether by reversing over-stimulated Melanin production. Combing the three required elements to successfully even the skin, SUPERFADE FACE utilises hydroquinone to black tyrosine and pigment production, salicylic and working to slow melanin production while exfoliating he unwanted pigmentation produces flawless skin within eight weeks. SUPERFADE FACE is a luxuriously, lighttextured moisturising formulation, containing UVB protection and an exfoliant, designed to leave your skin feeling silken and smooth after application. The time has come to face up to flawless skin with the effective, well-priced and pain-free formulation SUPERFADE FACE which provides measurable results in the battle against unwanted pigmentation. It is your time to shine, with SUPERFADE FACE. For consumer information or stockist details call 1300 366 833 or log on to 115


De-ageing by Wendy Neely

day and, no matter where we are or what we do, everyone sees them. As we age the nail dehydrates, can develop imperfections and ridges, peel, flake, split and discolour while cuticles can become so dry that they sometimes tear around the nail plate.” “Frequent washing and the use of irritants tend to dry out both nails and cuticles but simple home care and a little TLC can do wonders for brittle nails and unkept cuticles.” “To get them back into shape, a few minutes in the evening is all it takes. First, remove all nail polish and apply the Hawley Illume Activate to the surface of the nail and using the brush, gently froth up on the nail to activate and oxygenate. Leave for a few minutes and then wipe off with soft gauge or a tissue. The new Illume Activate helps removes excess dead surface cell build up and dullness and clears the way for other products to penetrate. Its unique formulation of Glycolic Acid, for its micro-exfoliating properties and Lactic Acid to help increase moisture-holding capacity, reaches deep into the nail cells to rehydrate and plump up the nail for a noticeable improvement (RRP $14.95 for 15ml. Available from salons). To treat roughened cuticles, resist the urge to tug or cut them. The cuticles protect the nail bed and over cutting and clipping can lead it open to infection. To soften dry and roughened cuticles, apply a few pumps of the Hawley Illume Essencia Oil nightly and massage well into the nails and cuticles. This helps to banish dryness and prevent splitting while sealing in moisture, conditioning and nourishing, promoting strength, flexibility and nail resilience. The Illume Essencia Oil contains Rice Bran Oil, Sweet Almond Oil to help repair the moisture barrier restoring smoothness and suppleness, Jojoba and Vitamin C Oils. If the cuticles are particularly dry and hard, massage well into the nails and cuticles morning and night. (RRP $10.15 for 15ml. Available from salons).


ur nails, like our hands, are the workers of our body. And while our face and body tell the world we’re younger than our years, our hands and nails might be telling a very different story.

Along with what we know about protecting our hands, such as wearing gloves for tasks around the house, shielding them from the sun and moisturising them daily, often we tend to neglect our nails and cuticles. Comments Maureen Worrall, the International Trainer for Hawley International “Our nails are right out there, every single


In the morning, use the Hawley Miracle 2 Step Shiner to gently buff the nail (then buff weekly). This sandwich buff is a real miracle worker, smoothing imperfections and creating a glass like finish in seconds without the use of oils, creams or gels. Its natural glossing technology ensures a brilliant shine without damaging the nail. It’s an easy two step system that works speedily and smartly ... to start, use the fine grained green side to even out ridges, discolourations and grooves and to finish, use the white side to buff nails to a glassy, high lustre. The Hawley Miracle 2 Step Shiner has a non abrasive, soft cushiony centre to take the pressure off the nail. (RRP $4.70. Available from Big W and selected pharmacies). Follow Maureen Worrall’s tips for 21 days and you will see a vast improvement ~ stronger and more flexible nails and softer, more supple cuticles so you’ll be proud to let your nails go naked, naturally! For more information and stockist details on the Hawley line of nail care products, colours and treatments call Hawley on (02) 9317 2980 or email For Technical Support please contact Maureen Worrall at Hawley on (02) 9317 2980. Womens GOLF Spring 2007

The Nails China glaze visions of grandeurtm collection timeless femininity and glamour Visions of Grandeur represents the elegance and sophistication of stylish days of femininity and lavish luxury by night. This new palette of colours for Autumn/Winter 2007 is a collection of barelythere lights and richer, darker shades to form a glamourous twist on a very seductive time. Translucent, neutral tones meld with gold and pearl accents to create Simply Stunning manicures and pedicures, highlighting an era of grace, beauty and extravagance that was part of everyday wear. A rich crème berry extends to a deep and lavish aubergine to become the setting for Evening Seduction and an opalescent rose pearl creates An Affair to Remember for every woman. Adding a subtle tint to the natural nail or enhancing any polished nail, Crystal Chandelier with is gold accent, offers a faint hint of precious golden glamour to any colour. Visions of Grandeur is a collection of nine (9) crèmes and shimmers featuring Crystal Chandelier, a gold pearl enhancement set in a milk white base ~ Just Lovely, a sexy white gold shimmer ~ Touch of Glamour, natural pearly shimmer ~ Simply Stunning, taupe gold shimmer ~ Pink Champagne, a delicate blush of soft pink ~ An Affair to Remember, an opalescent rose pearl ~ Visions of Grandeur, a cranberry shimmer ~ Ravishing, Dahling, a pomegranate crème and Evening Seduction, a blackberry crème. RRP $12.95 for 18.5ml. Selected salons. For stockist details call Hawley International (02) 9317 2980 or email

combines the intense moisturising properties of LamellarPlexTM, the pure essential oils of Mandarin, Orange, Geranium, Lemon with organic botanicals to repair parched and sun damaged skin, return suppleness, firmness and smoothness. Its unique formula promotes and maintains the youthful appearance and softness of the hands, reviving age-telling skin while also helping to strengthen the nails. Its breakthrough ingredient, LamellarPlexTM, is a patented and multi-layered targeting complex with powerful age-defying properties that delivers unprecedented amounts of skin vitamins, minerals and omega’s, while retaining twice as much hydration. This complex is the latest in skin science technology that aids in repairing and regenerating while acting as a natural barrier to defend against irritation and pollutants and guard against cell degeneration caused by ageing. The Eleusian Regenerative Hand Cream also contains organic Rose Hip Oil, a rich source of natural vitamins and the powerful anti-aging antioxidant Lycopene, which protects the skin from daily free-radical damage and helps it fight against the signs of premature ageing ~ St John’s Wort to soothe. It is also an extremely effective for chapping ~ Calendula to help speed repair and ideal remedy for inflamed skin and calming Chamomile recognised for its healing properties while also aid in elasticity. RRP $32.50 for 50g. Selected salons or purchase from For stockist details contact 1 800 226 322. All Eleusian products are toxin free, safe and gentle. Organically sourced ingredients, no artificial colours or fragrances, no mineral oil, no animal content, not tested on animals and biodegradable. For additional media details please contact Wendy Neely on 0438 911 017/61 2 9684 6729 or email Wendy Neely | NonStopPR | 0438 911 017

China Glaze introduces more new colour collections per year than any other brand, giving every woman access to the mostin-demand shades immediately. Maximum performance, greater coverage, the non thickening formula is thinner and has a higher saturation of pigments and dyes so colours are richer for a more even distribution of colour without brush drag or blobs of lacquer. The advanced long wearing formula with hardeners ensures durability and strength and contains special adhesives that act as anchors to secure the polish to all nail types and Plasticisers to provide flexibility and guard against chipping. The 220 strand brush gives absolute ease of application.

Eleusian regenerative hand cream (with lamellarplextm) Supreme anti-ageing care for the hands For deep down nourishment and hydration plus, Eleusian Womens GOLF Spring 2007



Healthy Eating For The by Jeni Bone

It’s a truth trumpeted in the press on a daily basis – we’re overweight and sedentary and it’s killing us.The 1999-2000 Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study by the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare (AIHW) indicated over seven million adult Australians aged 25 years and over (60%) were overweight. Of these, over two million (21%) were obese.


here have been significant increases in the proportions of overweight and obese Australians over the last 20 years. From 1980 to 2000, for people aged 25-64 years, the proportion of overweight women increased from 27% to 47%, and the proportion of overweight men increased from 47% to 66%. On average, women in 1999 weighed 4.8 kg more than their counterparts in 1980, and men 3.6 kg more. This is obviously fertile ground for a plethora of diets – both faddish and feasible. The Cambridge Diet might not be a name as familiar as Atkins, Pritikin or Scarsdale, but it is well regarded and extremely well credentialed. Originally devised by Dr Alan Howard, a research scientist at the University of Cambridge, and with recipes formulated by public health nutritionist and author of various health cookbooks in the UK, Fiona Wilcock,The Cambridge Diet has been developed with good nutrition and low fat as its principles. The diet’s originators believe it is the perfect diet for reasons including its ease of use and relative low cost, nutritional assurance, healthy fundamentals and capacity to produce excellent weightloss in the desired time-frame. Plus, and this is the main factor for people embarking on a diet, it tastes good and combines variety. All the programs are based around a nutritionally complete formula food providing 100% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of all vitamins, minerals and trace elements available. The systems comes in a range of flavours as individual meals in sachets of powder which are mixed with water to produce soups and milkshakes; and as chocolate-covered meal bars. The range is available in a number of flavours, each representing a balanced meal of about 137 kcal. Formulations and energy levels vary slightly worldwide to comply with individual country legislation, but the results are the same, according to satisfied followers: excellent weight loss and high energy levels.


Cambridge involves four stages: preparation, weight loss, stabilisation and maintenance to aid long-term weight management. This kind of structured preparation is far better that the common scenario of starting a diet at 7am on a Monday morning – after one last massive fling over the weekend! Your first meeting with a company trained counselor aims to establish a number of important factors: whether the time is right and the suitable program you should follow, your background, weight history – all these factors have an impact. The preparation phase is the time to reduce food intake gradually, especially if you will use ‘Sole Source’ to lose weight. Reduce the levels of carbohydrate, fats and sugar before you start. Begin 1 or 2 steps above your weight loss programme. For example, if Step 2 (790 kcal) was going to be used for weight loss, start on Step 4 (1200 kcal) for three days, then move down to Step3 (1000 kcal) for four days before starting the weight loss. Gradually increase the amount of water you drink - especially important for those who have a history of constipation. Losing weight, according to the Cambridge Diet, is the easiest part of the weight management process. On the Sole Source program, you will have three (or four if you are a man or above 5ft 8in) Cambridge meals every day – and no other food. You should also drink plenty of water (at least eight glasses per day). Womens GOLF Spring 2007

Rest Of Your Life ... The first few days will be exciting, as you lose weight every day. It is highly motivating to continue.You will feel better and healthier than you have ever felt in your life because your body is receiving everything it needs. You may feel hungry during the first three days, particularly during the evening. Either do something to keep your mind very occupied or go to bed early with a good book. After a few days you will not feel hungry at all. Remember that if you do eat you will feel very hungry, because any extra food will stimulate your appetite. After a couple of weeks, you may experience several days when you do not lose weight. It is very likely that you are losing fat but retaining water in a process known as “plateauing”. The next phase is stabilisation. The higher-level Cambridge programs – from 790 to 1500cal – can be used for stabilisation as well as weight loss. In Stabilisation, you supplement Cambridge meals with selected foods. This will help to ensure long-term weight maintenance, but will also prevent short-term weight regain. This stabilisation builds towards the final level of energy intake required to achieve a long-term stable weight. If the recommendations are followed to the letter then you should continue to shed a little more weight during this period of stabilisation. For this reason, there is no need to go below target weight to allow for rebound weight-gain as there will be none once weight loss has stopped. The final step, maintenance usually begins when weight loss stops, and can start at about 1500 kcal per day. However, it will vary because the recommended daily energy intake figures are 2000 kcal for women and 2500 kcal for men. There is a danger that after the thrill of the weight loss phase, all the old reasons for being overweight could return. The Cambridge four-stage process helps you to understand the reasons for your original overweight, and the stabilisation adds selected healthy food choices. In the maintenance stage, you can continue this healthy eating and increasing the levels of activity.

Aside from feeling vigorous and back to firing on all cylinders, Phil says one of the best aspects of slimming down was to be able to get back into his collection of stylish suits. “I love clothes – always have. Now I feel comfortable getting out all my suits and wearing fitted shirts instead of hiding behind all the layers and baggy clothing.” Many people continue to use Cambridge once or twice a day, not only to control energy intake but to carry on getting the benefits of good nutrition. Not only for your appearance, but more importantly for your health and wellbeing, keep a regular check on your weight. When your body weight is increased by more than five pounds above your ideal weight, it is time to take prompt action. This can be done by cutting out a conventional meal and having a Cambridge meal instead. The Cambridge Diet is only available through a network of company trained and accredited Cambridge Counsellors. For information telephone 1300 725 056 or visit www.

Satisfied and recently svelte, Phil Meredith decided it was time to get serious about his health and weight loss over Christmas last year, following a summer of living indulgently. “We had Christmas with my family and my mum makes amazing creamy cakes. Add to that the amount I was drinking and the fried foods I love – I needed to do something about it,” he says. “I am diabetic and my sugar levels had really jumped. I felt really low on energy and decided to get serious about losing some weight.” As Phil explains: “I did it in combination with going to the gym and exercising.That put me in a position that once I lost the weight, I could give myself a reward with normal meals. I’ve tried a lot of diets, but this one was actually easy to stick with. The shakes and soups were fulfilling and tasted great, compared to other plans. I lost 4.5kg in one week.” Womens GOLF Spring 2007


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Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club celebrated the first birthday of the Clubhouse opening on Saturday May 29th. Over 90 members and guests celebrated the milestone, dining on a menu created by resident chef Graham Webster. Special guest Sandra Sully hosted the evening.

Nick Stewart (Troon Golf), Greg & Therese Corben (Clun captain and wife).

Sandra Sully (host) with Declan Byrne (member).

Kerrri-Anne and Nett winner Sue Wilson – Ladies Fashion Classic, courtesy Pacific Dunes.


Sarah Mouat Scratch winner of the Ladies Fashion Classic and Kerrri-Anne, courtesy Pacific Dunes.

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Spring 2007 Issue 6

Australasia’s only dedicated Women’s Golf Magazine!


Issue 6 – Spring 2007

Womens Golf Magazine Spring 2007 Issue 6  
Womens Golf Magazine Spring 2007 Issue 6  

Womens GOLF Magazine was the first, and remains the only magazine dedicated to women golfers in Australia. Launched in December 2005, our g...