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    Golf Australia, PGA sign joint venture for junior golf

    Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia have signed an historic joint venture agreement that will boost the landscape of junior golf development in Australia. Under the agreement, the PGA and Golf Australia will govern a single junior development program, MyGolf – as the one nationally recognised junior golf program that will act as the [...]

    April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
  • Roger Cleveland with Harris English

    We chat with Roger Cleveland

    He loves Australian golf, just helped to launch the new Big Bertha, and has been a staple of the golf industry for over 25 years. Roger Cleveland recently sat down with Inside Golf to discuss his club designs with industry super-power Callaway. The Big Bertha is back. What prompted that? Well, we have two new [...]

    April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
  • Nathan Holman

    ON TOUR WITH: Nathan Holman

    Having secured his Asian Tour card in his first attempt at the Qualifying School in Thailand, young Aussie Nathan Holman talks about the challenges he faces moving forward. What made you want to play on the Asian Tour? I’ve had some great experiences playing in Asia and I know there are a lot of great [...]

    April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
  • Shawn Clement at Bonnie Doon GC

    YouTube teaching guru visits Australia

    World-renowned golf instructor Shawn Clement recently visited Australia for the first time and presented his unique perspective on the golf swing to keen golfers at Bonnie Doon Golf Club. Clement is no ordinary golf instructor. The 46-year-old Canadian has been involved with golf for over 36 years; 26 of those have been instructing golfers on [...]

    April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More
  • Adam Scott

    Dates announced for 2014 PGA Tour of Australasia season

    Following on from an exciting start to the 2014 PGA Tour of Australasia season, the PGA has announced the key dates for Australia’s biggest tournaments towards the end of the year. Sports fans will be treated to plenty of golfing action this summer when the PGA Tour of Australasia travels to four Australian states and [...]

    April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More
  • Readers’ rumbles about Golf Australia

    Readers’ rumbles about Golf Australia

    Your voices have been heard, loud and clear. Armed with a laundry list of your concerns about golf in this country, we sat down with Golf Australia to get their responses on the Handicap System, Slope, social golf, TV coverage, growing the game and more.

    March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Golf News

MyGolf

Golf Australia, PGA sign joint venture for junior golf

Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia have signed an historic joint venture agreement that will boost the landscape of junior golf development in Australia. Under the agreement, the PGA and Golf Australia will govern a single junior development program, MyGolf – as the one nationally recognised junior golf program that will act as the [...]

April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Cairns Golf Club

Cairns Golf Club trials one-tee policy

THE results of a survey asking members if they preferred a one-tee start or a two-tee start at Cairns Golf Club in Tropical North Queensland makes for interesting reading. Club president Nerida Wilson said the one-tee trial was “met with mixed reaction”. “We trialled a one-tee start in 2013 to assess the impacts and benefits [...]

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
RACV Royal Pines is undergoing a major facelift to become a stronger and more exciting tournament layout

Marsh begins his master plan for Royal Pines

When the tournament marshals surrounding the 18th green on the final day of the recent Volvik RACV Ladies Masters at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast raised their “Quiet Please” signs for silence as Cheyenne Woods completed her significant victory in the event, it might well be the last time in the immediate future that [...]

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Holden Scramble

New changes bring a new Scramble

With the introduction of a new handicapping system in Australia, the Holden Scramble continues to evolve, further strengthening its position as the number one Pro-Amateur team’s event in Australia. Golf Australia has introduced the Slope System to handicapping, which has modified the way an amateur calculates their handicap on a daily basis. Due to these [...]

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Study confirms rangefinders speed up golf

Study confirms rangefinders speed up golf

A recent study has found that laser rangefinders can shave up to 30 minutes off a round of golf for mid- to high-index players. The study, conducted by California-based National University Golf Academy and Bushnell Golf, measured the speed of play of students with handicaps ranging from six to 18. Tested over two days at [...]

April 22, 2014 More

Golf Features

Roger Cleveland with Harris English

We chat with Roger Cleveland

He loves Australian golf, just helped to launch the new Big Bertha, and has been a staple of the golf industry for over 25 years. Roger Cleveland recently sat down with Inside Golf to discuss his club designs with industry super-power Callaway. The Big Bertha is back. What prompted that? Well, we have two new [...]

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Nathan Holman

ON TOUR WITH: Nathan Holman

Having secured his Asian Tour card in his first attempt at the Qualifying School in Thailand, young Aussie Nathan Holman talks about the challenges he faces moving forward. What made you want to play on the Asian Tour? I’ve had some great experiences playing in Asia and I know there are a lot of great [...]

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
RACV Royal Pines is undergoing a major facelift to become a stronger and more exciting tournament layout

Marsh begins his master plan for Royal Pines

When the tournament marshals surrounding the 18th green on the final day of the recent Volvik RACV Ladies Masters at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast raised their “Quiet Please” signs for silence as Cheyenne Woods completed her significant victory in the event, it might well be the last time in the immediate future that [...]

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Scott Wagstaff

GM Scott rules where sharks lurk

BEING a golf club manager and a rules expert can be equally challenging, says Scott Wagstaff. Scott is the general manager at Carbrook Golf Club in Brisbane’s southeast and each year acts as a rules official at the Australian Open so he should know. The 37-year-old, known as the Shark Whisperer by some of his [...]

March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Nerida Wilson, Cairn GC's first woman president

Changing of the guard

CAIRNS Golf Club’s past president Paul Chirio says the Tropical North Queensland club is in safe hands following the appointment of Nerida Wilson as the club’s first woman president in its 90-year history. “The club has had its financial challenges in recent years, but with Nerida at the helm, and with a new board, we [...]

March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Golf Tips

We Tried It: Shotstohole

We Tried It: Shotstohole

Last month, we introduced you to ShotsToHole.com, a web-based data collection tool that allows golfers and coaches to measure and analyse over 70 golf stats, set and track goals, monitor progress and more. ShotsToHole.com has been adopted by many Tour players, including PGA TOUR pro Patrick Reed—who, having worked on specific skill sets to improve [...]

April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Shawn Clement at Bonnie Doon GC

YouTube teaching guru visits Australia

World-renowned golf instructor Shawn Clement recently visited Australia for the first time and presented his unique perspective on the golf swing to keen golfers at Bonnie Doon Golf Club. Clement is no ordinary golf instructor. The 46-year-old Canadian has been involved with golf for over 36 years; 26 of those have been instructing golfers on [...]

April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments More
New Aussie technology revolutionising game measurement

New Aussie technology revolutionising game measurement

STATISTICS in golf are an increasingly prevalent part of the modern game. Fairways Hit, Greens in Regulation, Putts and Sand Saves are a few of the many metrics that golfers measure each round. Many apps and websites have been designed to collect and analyse these major golf statistics. After (or during) a round, a golfer [...]

March 7, 2014 | 1 Comment More
What makes you satisfied with your golf?

What makes you satisfied with your golf?

Every week on television and when I play in local competitions I notice golfers of all different standards being a little confused about what it means to be satisfied with golf. Knowing when and where to be satisfied has a big impact on our game’s performance and at a social level makes a massive difference [...]

September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Starting your putts consistently on line

Starting your putts consistently on line

Whenever I am giving a putting lesson, I always start by watching the player putt outside on the practice green. This allows me time to see firsthand their routine, the accuracy of their read of the slope, the types of questions or comments they make as well as seeing their technical fundamentals such as posture, [...]

August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Golf Gear

Roger Cleveland with Harris English

We chat with Roger Cleveland

He loves Australian golf, just helped to launch the new Big Bertha, and has been a staple of the golf industry for over 25 years. Roger Cleveland recently sat down with Inside Golf to discuss his club designs with industry super-power Callaway. The Big Bertha is back. What prompted that? Well, we have two new [...]

April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
We Tried It: Shotstohole

We Tried It: Shotstohole

Last month, we introduced you to ShotsToHole.com, a web-based data collection tool that allows golfers and coaches to measure and analyse over 70 golf stats, set and track goals, monitor progress and more. ShotsToHole.com has been adopted by many Tour players, including PGA TOUR pro Patrick Reed—who, having worked on specific skill sets to improve [...]

April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment More
PNP RAKE Wedges

We Tried It: PNP RAKE Wedges

We all know the importance of a solid short game in golf, as it is generally responsible for more than half of all the shots you record in a round. So gaining confidence around the greens is paramount to helping shave shots off your scorecard. For many golfers, sand shots and chips/pitches are among the [...]

April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More
WIN: Cobra BiO Cell Driver signed by Rickie Fowler

WIN: Cobra BiO Cell Driver signed by Rickie Fowler

The Cobra BiO Cell Driver is becoming one of the most talked about products on the course these days. Like their vibrant and exciting staff TOUR player, Rickie Fowler, the BiO Cell Driver features technology that provides extreme distance off the tee,  a huge sweet spot for more forgiveness on off-centre hits, customisable loft settings [...]

March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More
High-tech golf studio installations like the new Bolton Performance Golf studio at Rosebud Country Club are changing the face of golf instruction and clubfitting

Golf studios on the leading edge in Australia

For years Inside Golf has been espousing the benefits of clubfitting and golf instruction technology to help golfers of all levels play better golf.  With the aid of launch monitors, video cameras, advanced computer programs and motion capture technology, you can now see—in minute detail—exactly what is happening during every microsecond of your swing. From [...]

March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Golf Travel

Swing along the Mornington Peninsula Golf Trail

Swing along the Mornington Peninsula Golf Trail

Golf Mornington Peninsula has launched the inaugural Golf Trail for the Mornington Peninsula with the support from their Premier Partner – Yamaha Golf Cars. The Mornington Peninsula (only 75 minutes from Melbourne) is quickly gaining national and global recognition as a golf destination the equal of anywhere in the world. Golf enthusiasts are discovering that [...]

February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More
The landing strip alongside the 2nd hole at Barnbougle Dunes

The ultimate Tassie and King Island Golf Adventure

It’s the sort of “Rock Star” treatment that’s usually enjoyed by the ultra-wealthy or PGA TOUR pros. But now, it’s available to everyday golfers. And once you try it out, you may never want to go back to commercial air travel again. IMAGINE your dream golfing trip: You rock up to the airport, find a [...]

October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Decadent Dubai

Decadent Dubai

Arabian nights, belly dancing beauties and sandy sultans aside, a visit to the gleaming city of Dubai will indulge your senses. A fusion of old and new harmoniously entwined hits you from the moment you step off the plane. Men wearing dishdash, driving Mercedes and Porsches on their way to their ultra-modern office skyscraper. But [...]

June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Legends Golf Gourse

My South African VIP treatment: Legends Golf Course extreme 19th

“Any nervous flyers among us?” asked the helicopter pilot as we took off to descend Hanglip Mountain. My sister yelled “NO!” which gave him the nod to take off and soar down over the cliff, followed by the most extreme acrobatics that gave us an incredible adrenalin rush. Firmly belted in, headphones on, and eyes [...]

February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Big winners at 2012 RACV Ultimate Skins Challenge

Club Golfers are the big winners at RACV Ultimate Skins

Amateur golfers will compete for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes when the Ultimate Skins event returns to the Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines from 30 June – 4 July 2013.

February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More

19th Hole

Video: Marcus Fraser – The Long Drive

Video: Marcus Fraser – The Long Drive

Inside Golf’s Henry Peters chats with professional golfer–and self-confessed “Rev Head”–Marcus Fraser about life on tour, his most memorable moments and more.

September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Why does it have to be ‘Super’ tough?

Why does it have to be ‘Super’ tough?

I would like to ponder, along with you, my readers, the subject that is Course Superintendents. We used to call the lads Green Keepers but in this day of political correctness, it’s now Course Superintendents. Just like a Club Pro is now The Senior Manager of Golf and Retail Operations and the Gardener is the [...]

August 30, 2013 | 9 Comments More
The Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart

The future of golf carts?

In a move that would make Al “Caddyshack” Czervik get up and dance, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled designs for a visionary golf cart that could revolutionise how we get around the course. Based upon ideas submitted via golf fans during an international competition, the Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart combines aspects of Mercedes-Benz vehicles with all the [...]

July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More
The Great Rake Debate

The Great Rake Debate

We get a lot of mail from readers concerning rake placement. Should they go inside the bunker? Outside the bunker? Should they be eliminated altogether?

June 3, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Nine golf shots that will give you the shakes

Nine golf shots that will give you the shakes

I pity the world’s best golfers. The greatest fear they have on the golf course is missing the cut or if they’re lucky, tightening up as they get in contention on Sunday. To them, the life of a hacker must look like an extreme sport with enough fear-inducing shots during a round of golf to [...]

May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments More
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