Author: PeterMitchellMedia

On Thursday night at Olympic Park, Emma George set a world pole vault record of 4.55m. She honed her skill as a teenage trapeze artist with the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. Now she has her sights set on reaching new heights at the Sydney Olympics. It should not be long before...

The rigors of his job demand he be on call 24 hours a day. But when he can escape, Victoria’s Cheif Commissioner, Neil Comrie, likes to work on his golf handicap. Not many people would know Neil Comrie has a cheerful, engaging smile.  His public face is rarely given the chance to...

Stress given the ‘Flick’ on fairway. As Felicity Kennett works in her Surrey Hills kitchen preparing the evening meal, she often glances at a photograph on the wall above the sink. It shows her in perfect balance at the finish of a long, lusty swing to officially open Albert Park’s new...

He has the handshake of a gladiator. He is a 1.98-metre blond Adonis possessing two Olympic gold medals, driving a red sports car, carrying with him more than a touch of a larrikin and holding down a full-time job as a merchant banker.  Yet, for someone who has also achieved every golfer’s...

Although a hacker, singer Hugh Jackman, the star of 'Sunset Boulevard', can also call the tune on the golf course. My secret hope was that Hugh Jackman might start our round with an air shot. I wanted to see his clubs behave like limp spaghetti in his hands. I wanted to watch...

Several years ago, I wrote a biography on Australia’s greatest golfer, Peter Thomson, but I had not played golf with him.  I wanted to find out if he had embraced the world of titanium woods, carbon-fibre shafts and broomstick putters. Would he swear if he missed a short one? Was his...