Mick Fanning is one of Australia's most successful surfers, having won three world championships during his 16-year career. He's also one of the stars of Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, having rung the bell there four times. Now, he's got a new sport, and in Victoria he can play golf near his favourite surf spots.
You might think being a world champ in one sport means you'd be an allrounder, but Mick is still mastering the game. 'I got invited to play in the Presidents Cup Pro-Am and I had two months to learn,' he says.
When he's in Melbourne, he tries to get to Barwon Heads to play at 13th Beach Golf Links. It has two courses – a beach course and a creek course – and they rotate days, so that one is available for members and the other for guests. 'I played there with Owen Wright a while back and the bunkers are absolute monsters,' says Mick.
'One of the great things about 13th Beach though is that you can go and have a nice wine at Jack Rabbit Vineyard on the other side of the Bellarine Peninsula when you’ve finished your round.'