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Uninspiring venues do golf no favours
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Opinion | Mike Clayton

Uninspiring venues do golf no favours

Mike Clayton questions the design standards and variety of the game’s tour venues.

Looking to the past to protect the game
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Opinion | Connor Lewis

Looking to the past to protect the game

Connor Lewis examines previous debates about technology in golf and asks what we can learn from them.

Rein in the ball or prepare for bludgeon
Jon Cavalier @LinksGems
Opinion | Mike Clayton

Rein in the ball or prepare for bludgeon

In the latest in his series of pieces for GCA, architect and former tour pro Mike Clayton focuses in on the ball.

Bringing the public closer
Marco Martin
Opinion | Marco Martin

Bringing the public closer

Marco Martin says golf projects within residential developments offer the opportunity to bring the public closer to the sport.

The irresistible variety of British courses
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Opinion | Mike Clayton

The irresistible variety of British courses

Mike Clayton highlights the qualities of golf courses that are not designed for any specific type of golfer.

Asking questions at Askernish
Toby Brearly
Opinion | Brett Hochstein

Asking questions at Askernish

Brett Hochstein reflects on an experience that changed the way he viewed golf design and construction.

Favourite features
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Opinion | Brandon Johnson

Favourite features

Brandon Johnson shares four of his favourite golf course features.

Design rankings or beauty contests?
Brendan James / Golf Australia Magazine
Opinion | Mike Clayton

Design rankings or beauty contests?

Mike Clayton questions the emphasis to be placed on conditioning when rating a golf course.

The pursuit of safety
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Opinion | William Swan

The pursuit of safety

William Swan considers the golf community’s responsibility to make the game safe.

Rough justice
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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.

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