Articles by Rohan Clarke

Farewell Jack Newton one of a kind

Genuine characters in golf are rare, and rarer still are characters with substance to match the panache. The death of Jack Newton in April meant the passing of a true legend of Australian golf.

Great golf resorts

Planning a vacation post-COVID-19? Our senior writer reflects on the play-and-stay destinations that deserve attention when considering your next golf holiday.

From One Golden Age To Another

With 33 layouts in Australia’s Top 100 Golf Courses, Victoria leaves other states in its wake when it comes to world-class fairways. But what makes the Garden State so great for golf, far beyond its famed Sandbelt region?

This Senior Moment Is A Good Thing

Small rather residential golf estates is the new trend in golf-course living. We spoke to three experts about the phenomenon of ‘Retiring On The Fairway’.

Getting Kids Into Golf

How to get children to fall in love with golf at first sight? It’s time-consuming and expensive but golf administrators are starting to reap rewards with introductory programs. Plus, we rate the best courses to introduce beginners to the game.

PREVIEW: The Junior 6’s Invitational has arrived

A year since a gaping hole was left in his life, Sydney professional Ewan Porter is about to fulfil a long-held dream to stage a junior golf tournament and memorialise his late father.

What Our Best Clubs Do Right

With threats of closure continuing to haunt Australian courses on public land, we examine what privately owned clubs are doing to ensure their own long-term survival.

Making Sense Of The Ball Wars

With such quality and variety of golf balls available on the market, how is it possible to decide what’s best for you? We spoke to manufacturers, retailers and professionals for their take. And if you’ve never thought about being ‘ball fitted’, you soon will.

The Nanobubble Revolution

An Australian invention has captivated the local turfgrass industry. Its ability to create ‘nanobubbles’ is being hailed as a game-changer that will revolutionise golf-course maintenance around the world.

Defying The Odds

Residential golf communities are proving to be valuable investments as the property cycle experiences a downturn in many regions.

Course Review: Strathfield Golf Club, NSW

One of Sydney’s oldest private golf clubs has reinvented itself with a contemporary makeover. Once the new clubhouse is fully operational in early spring, Strathfield Golf Club will be the envy of most clubs in Sydney’s metropolitan region.