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Rough justice
Brendan James / Golf Australia Magazine
Opinion | Mike Clayton

Rough justice

Mike Clayton considers the contrasting views Dr Alister MacKenzie and Ernie Els on the subject of rough grass.

“Courses are developing a much closer relationship with natural surroundings”
Michel Niedbala
Opinion | Michel Niedbala

“Courses are developing a much closer relationship with natural surroundings”

Michel Niedbala discusses the importance of environmental responsibility in golf projects.

A sympathetic yet forward-thinking approach
Kevin Murray
Opinion | Tim Lobb

A sympathetic yet forward-thinking approach

Tim Lobb says work on classic courses should be respectful of their origins and relevant to today’s game.

Tree-free golf
Kevin Murray
Opinion | Mike Clayton

Tree-free golf

In the latest in a series of articles, Mike Clayton clarifies his position on the role of trees in playing strategy.

Remote working for improved sustainability
MAckenzie & Ebert
Opinion | Martin Ebert and Tom Mackenzie

Remote working for improved sustainability

Tom Mackenzie and Martin Ebert considers how projects can proceed and succeed without travel.

Useless monuments: the scourge of golf
Peter Harradine
Opinion | Peter Harradine

Useless monuments: the scourge of golf

Peter Harradine rages about the presence of unnecessary bunkers on golf courses.

Brown is just fine
Timothy Gallant
Opinion | Mike Clayton

Brown is just fine

Mike Clayton encourages UK golfers to make the most of the firm and fast golf brought by unusually hot spring weather.

From the ground up, in every sense
Golf Saudi
Opinion | Sam Sakocius

From the ground up, in every sense

Sam Sakocius reports on Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plans to become a major player in the world golf market.

The long-term effects of Covid-19 on golf in the United States
Larry Lambrecht
Opinion | Mike DeVries

The long-term effects of Covid-19 on golf in the United States

Mike DeVries considers the challenges and opportunities for golf following the global pandemic.

A golfing Sphinx
Opinion | David Thomas

A golfing Sphinx

David Thomas explains how Worcestershire GC came to discover an old Alister MacKenzie-designed green that had been out of play for 80 years.

Excellence at entry level
Opinion | David Bily

Excellence at entry level

David Bily highlights two projects in Switzerland that are attracting new golfers with high quality entry-level experiences.

Water-aware course design
Opinion | Paul Chester

Water-aware course design

Paul Chester provides an insight into how UK golf facilities are using all-weather surfaces to boost profits while reducing water consumption.

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