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Welcome to Full Court Press Blog, the periodical blog for Global Star Sport Tours, your premier destination for everything group sport tours including:

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Travelling on a Basketball Tour and having the chance to play against USA College & High School teams is a life-changing experience and one that you will remember for your entire life, making friends like no other Basketball experience can offer. It will also expose those interested in obtaining a College Scholarship to USA College scouts and coaches. Colleges in the US are very aware of visiting teams from Australia and although you won’t know it, they will scout potential recruits as part of their process.

We are currently offering as a SPECIAL BONUS INCENTIVE a $1,500.00 Travel Voucher from Global Star Holidays for each and every team that books a Basketball Tour through us, which can be used as part of a Fundraising Campaign to assist with your planned Tour (some conditions apply).
Moe Norman
Golf
Malcolm Simpson

Moe Norman – Golf’s Troubled Genius

If you were asked who were the most talented and gifted Golfers to have ever played, then you would trot out the names, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Lee Trevino, Peter Thomson, Greg Norman etc, but all of these legends knew of, or had met, or had played with a man that most would agree, was most probably the best ball striker and straightest hitter of all time.

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Glen Burke And Dusty Baker
Sport
Malcolm Simpson

Who Did Invent The High Five

This American gesture has been somewhat hi-jacked around the world and has now become a part of everyday life, with even conservative politicians succumbing to the practice.

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NBL - 41 Years
Basketball
Malcolm Simpson

The NBL – 41 Years Of Amazing Changes

Sometime back around 1978, a group of dedicated basketball administrators from around the country followed up on a suggestion from Dr John Raschke, that the South East Conference be expanded to create the National Basketball League.

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Sport Nicknames Cricket
Sport
Malcolm Simpson

The Best Sporting Nicknames

It’s a bit of an Australian tradition to give someone a nickname – Bluey, Tiny, Curly etc. But many of our great sportsmen also get one, and are remembered and defined by it.

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Sport Record Basketball
Basketball
Malcolm Simpson

Records, Records, Records

Most of us just play Basketball for fun, some with lot’s of talent play it more seriously, a very few with special talent, get to play it as a profession.

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Basketball Rules Changing
Basketball
Malcolm Simpson

The Rules They Are A ‘Changin’

Basketball rules have been constantly changing since the games inception in 1891, the list of changes is quite remarkable, some changes were good and some, well you have to wonder who in the hell came up with it, someone who obviously had not played the game.

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USA Major Golf Tours
Golf
Malcolm Simpson

The Four Golf Majors

Are you an avid regular Golfer, or have an interest in Golf, then if you are, I am sure that you have watched the 4 Majors each year on TV more than once.

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Pebble Beach USA
Golf
Malcolm Simpson

Pebble Beach – Golfing Heaven

Pebble Beach, home to the famous annual National Pro Am staged in February each year which has some of Americas most famous celebrities playing alongside the worlds best Golf Pros.

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Global Star Holidays Australia Cricket Tours
Group Tours
Malcolm Simpson

Group Sporting Tours

Global Star Holidays has been arranging tours for over 30 years, you name a sport and we can arrange a tour for you.

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What's In A Name Basketball
Basketball
Malcolm Simpson

What’s In A Name

Basketball is an extremely popular game with over 200 countries world wide having national representative teams, making it truly one of the most popular team sports in the world today.

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Then And Now Basketball
Basketball
Malcolm Simpson

Then And Now

Basketball in Australia in the 50’s and 60’s was a relatively minor sport, influenced substantially by the arrival in Australia of the European Migrant intake.

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Basketball Anecdotes
Basketball
Malcolm Simpson

Some Favourite Basketball Anecdotes

I’ve got a mate that I played basketball with for years, who was a pretty decent player. But God, he retired 35 years ago and has been continually improving and getting better every year since!

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