Greg Bruce

Greg Bruce is a freelance writer whose work appears regularly in Metro, North & South, Your Weekend, Little Treasures, the Herald on Sunday and New Zealand Geographic. He lives in Glen Eden and is due a second baby soon.

Sports
Apr 6, 2016

Arguing with my dad #4 – In which Greg Bruce's dad claims he invented talkback

The Blackcaps win over Australia in the recent ICC World T20 tournament had nothing to do with masterful innings construction and well-executed bowling plans – according to Greg Bruce's dad it was all just a fluke.

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Sports
Feb 25, 2016

Lydia Ko Hangin' Tough on the LPGA Tour

If Haru Nomura's win at the Australian Women's Open – her first in 72 tournaments – makes her Marky Mark, what does that make Lydia Ko?

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Sports
Feb 24, 2016

Arguing with my dad #4 – Chris Rattue is drawn into the debacle

In an unprecedented turn of events, Greg Bruce finds himself agreeing with his dad on everything - until an unlikely saviour arrives.

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Sports
Feb 16, 2016

How golf screws over its lowliest minions

Caddies are subjected to an avalanche of indignities. In return, they keep getting shafted by their filthy rich bosses. Greg Bruce pleads on behalf of golf's little guys.

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Sports
Feb 11, 2016

Lydia Ko vs Danny Lee – A tale of two chokes

Greg Bruce wrestles with his double standards over the weekend’s golfing double disaster.

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Sports
Feb 4, 2016

The 17-year-old Australian amateur currently tormenting Phil Mickelson

Greg Bruce charts the agony of the five-time major winner, who has met the bane of his golfing life in the form of a young man mere weeks out of high school.

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Sports
Jan 29, 2016

The preposterously obvious idea that might change golf for good

A 22-year-old 'golf scientist' with a pretentious hat and excruciatingly poor technique beat Rory McIlroy through 18 holes last week, and may have sparked a mini-revolution in the process, Greg Bruce writes.

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Sports
Jan 26, 2016

Arguing with my dad #3 – Who is the greatest tennis player ever?

Arguing with my Dad is an occasional column which features Greg Bruce in conversation with his father about sports. This week, a disagreement about tennis becomes a discourse on the nature of debate itself.

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Sports
Jan 21, 2016

Is love making a fool of golfer Rory McIlroy?

First there was tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki, then there was PGA staffer Erica Stoll. As Rory McIlroy announces his second engagement, Greg Bruce wonders whether the former world number one's love life is getting in the way of his golf.

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Sports
Jan 15, 2016

Golf: The Biggest Golfing Mysteries of 2016 – Answered

Will Phil Mickelson win the US Open? Will Lydia Ko stay focused? Will Danny Lee finally gain a sense of humour? Greg Bruce offers some thoughts on 2016 and some half-assed predictions.

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Sports
Dec 31, 2015

Summer Reissue: Hubris, Entrenched Loathing and Latent Cultural Imperialism – A Review of the Steve Williams Book

Greg Bruce, author of a masterful feature on Steve Williams, reviews the autobiography of a seething brat who is also undeniably the greatest caddy of all time. I wrote a feature about Steve …

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Politics
Dec 23, 2015

Summer Reissue: One Mum Explains Why Mike Hosking is the Seven O’Clock King

Greg Bruce interviews his own mother about her devotion to Seven Sharp's Mike Hosking over "smarmy" John Campbell.

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Sports
Dec 23, 2015

Golf: Analysing the Strained Family Dynamics of the PNC Father-Son Challenge

Ever wondered what it's like to be the son of an obscenely rich, hugely successful but emotionally distant father? Try watching the PNC Father-Son Challenge, suggests Greg Bruce.

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Sports
Dec 15, 2015

Golf: The All Blacks Pick Their 2015 Kiwi Sporting Heroes – Part 3, Lydia Ko

We asked 12 Rugby World Cup winning All Blacks for their Kiwi sporting hero of 2015. Luke Romano picked world number one women's golfer Lydia Ko. Greg Bruce reviews Ko's incredible year – and wonders if she might have peaked too soon.

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Sports
Dec 9, 2015

Golf: Pro Golf in December is a Lot Like the Final Days of High School

The Hero World Challenge, the Nedbank World Challenge and the Australian PGA: the golf year is ending not with a bang but a whimper. 'Tis the season for half-assing it, says Greg Bruce.

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Sports
Dec 2, 2015

Golf: Andy Sullivan, the Everyman Hero of Men’s Golf

Among the identikit beefcakes and banal platitudes of men's professional golf, one player stands out. Greg Bruce salutes Andy Sullivan, golf's most likable man.

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Sports
Nov 29, 2015

Sports: Arguing with My Dad #2 – Kane Williamson, Greatest of All Time?

'Arguing with my Dad' is a new occasional column which features Greg Bruce in conversation with his father about sports. This week's disagreement: NZ's best batsmen.

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Sports
Nov 24, 2015

Golf: She Won What? Unraveling the Many Titles Lydia Took Out Yesterday

If you're struggling to understand what Lydia Ko just won, and how, you're not alone. Greg Bruce attempts to get to grips with the baffling LPGA Tour.

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Sports
Nov 9, 2015

Sports: Hubris, Entrenched Loathing and Latent Cultural Imperialism – A Review of the Steve Williams Book

Greg Bruce, author of a masterful feature on Steve Williams, reviews the autobiography of a seething brat who is also undeniably the greatest caddy of all time.

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Sports
Oct 31, 2015

Sports: Arguing with My Dad – Australia’s Chances? In the Toilet

'Arguing with my Dad' is a new occasional column which features Greg Bruce in conversation with his father about sports. This first instalment covers the RWC final...

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Television
Sep 22, 2015

Television: A Chronology of Coca-Cola Advertising from Hilltops to Polar Bears

"It doesn’t so much encourage you to drink Coke as it does make you want to build a bomb shelter and then bomb that shelter straight to hell."

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Television
May 12, 2015

Seven Sharp: One Mum Explains Why Mike Hosking is the Seven O’Clock King

Greg Bruce interviews his own mother about her devotion to Seven Sharp's Mike Hosking over "smarmy" John Campbell.

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