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The third installment in the Planet Golf series – Planet Golf Modern Masterpieces – has been released in Australia and New Zealand in time for Father’s Day. Written and published by Darius Oliver of the Global Golf Group, the book focuses on the greatest golf courses of the modern era. It features in excess of 100 course reviews, a detailed ratings and rankings section and foreword by master golf developer Mike Keiser, the owner of a number of acclaimed layouts reviewed in the book.
After a global search, American golf course designer Gil Hanse has been appointed course architect for the Royal Sydney Golf Club. Hanse beat out three other short-listed finalists: Kyle Phillips, Harley Kruse (with Mike DeVries) and Jim Wilcher (with Ian Baker-Finch). Work is not likely to begin on course changes until next year, with the club hosting the Australian Open this November.