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Mar 10th, 2016 Article

Olympic Golf Course Tested Before 2016 Rio Games

This week the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro played host to it’s first test event, The Aquece Rio Golf Challenge, and whilst the main PGA Tour players could not be persuaded to attend the one day event, Brazil’s top nine golfers were there to christen the course. Here's the verdict!

Nov 28th, 2015 Article

Agronomy challenges

With the Olympic golf course for the 2016 Rio Games now built, the main concern has become whether the agronomy plan will be properly executed.

Sep 10th, 2018 Article

Rio’s Olympic golf arena open to locals and tourists

Imagine playing a football match at Maracanã? Or playing volleyball or basketball in the arena where Olympic champions disputed gold medals point by point. Sounds like a dream, right? But if golf is your sport of choice, playing a match with friends or even learning how to take your first shots in the same course as consecrated athletes is a reality within everyone’s reach.

Aug 13th, 2016 Article

‘The Hitler Trophy’

Golf is back in the  Olympic Games in 2016 for the first time since 1904. However, it did actually make another little-known appearance around the notorious Berlin Games of 1936. This new book tells this intriguing story.

Jan 20th, 2016 Article

Trial event to be held for The Olympics

The PGA Tour is trying to organize a test event for the new Olympic course in Rio de Janeiro. But the Tour is struggling to find anyone who has time in their already hectic schedules. But they have to do it. Can they pull it off?

Jan 1st, 2017 Article

Justin Rose gets an MBE

Olympic gold medallist Justin Rose has been named in the Queen's New Year Honours list for 2017 after his success in Rio.

Jun 28th, 2016 Article

Shane Lowry out of Olympics

Shane Lowry has pulled out of the Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus. The Irish team is now in tatters.