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  • Spieth bound for Sydney

    Spieth bound for Sydney

    One of world golf’s rising stars, World Number 13 Jordan Spieth, will head to Sydney in November to compete in the Emirates Australian Open from 27-30 November at The Australian Golf Club. 21 year-old American Spieth has taken the golf world by storm in the last 18 months after his breakthrough win on the PGA […]

    September 1, 2014 More
  • Dodt captures Isuzu Queensland Open

    Dodt captures Isuzu Queensland Open

    Queensland’s Andrew Dodt has won the 2014 Isuzu QLD Open played at Brookwater Golf and Country Club. Starting the final round six shots off the lead, Dodt fired an impressive 67 today for a tournament total of 7-under 281. He claimed the title by two shots from South Australian Tom Bond. Having practiced at the […]

    August 31, 2014 More
  • Adam Scott set for Aussie Summer

    Adam Scott set for Aussie Summer

    Adam Scott has confirmed his participation in the PGA Tour of Australasia signature events for 2014: The Australian Masters, Emirates Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship. The World Number Two created Australian sporting history in April last year by becoming the first Australian to win the coveted Green Jacket at Augusta National And since then […]

    August 25, 2014 More
  • Geoff Ogilvy joins Perth International field

    Geoff Ogilvy joins Perth International field

    Former US Open Champion Geoff Ogilvy will return to Australia to play the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from 23 to 26 October.   The 37-year-old has had a strong year on the PGA TOUR, winning the Barracuda Championship earlier this month – his first TOUR win since 2010.  He has eight PGA TOUR […]

    August 23, 2014 More
  • Adam Scott on board for Australian Open

    Adam Scott on board for Australian Open

    Australia’s World Number 2 Adam Scott has confirmed he will return to play the Emirates Australian Open at The Australian Golf Club from 27-30 November. Scott came agonisingly close to securing an historic triple crown of Australian events last year before Northern Ireland’s World Number 1 Rory McIlroy birdied the final hole to clinch victory. […]

    August 21, 2014 More
  • Jason Day to join Australian Open field

    Jason Day to join Australian Open field

    Golf Australia has confirmed that World Number 9 Jason Day has joined the Emirates Australian Open field in Sydney from 27-30 November. The 26 year-old Queenslander won his second PGA Tour title, the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona in February and finished fourth at the U.S Open in June. “It’s always good to […]

    August 19, 2014 More

Golf News

Spieth bound for Sydney

Spieth bound for Sydney

One of world golf’s rising stars, World Number 13 Jordan Spieth, will head to Sydney in November to compete in the Emirates Australian Open from 27-30 November at The Australian Golf Club. 21 year-old American Spieth has taken the golf world by storm in the last 18 months after his breakthrough win on the PGA […]

September 1, 2014 More
Dodt captures Isuzu Queensland Open

Dodt captures Isuzu Queensland Open

Queensland’s Andrew Dodt has won the 2014 Isuzu QLD Open played at Brookwater Golf and Country Club. Starting the final round six shots off the lead, Dodt fired an impressive 67 today for a tournament total of 7-under 281. He claimed the title by two shots from South Australian Tom Bond. Having practiced at the […]

August 31, 2014 More
Greg Norman Golf Foundation takes golf to Duaringa

Greg Norman Golf Foundation takes golf to Duaringa

IN its never-ending search for junior golfers, the Brisbane-based Greg Norman Golf Foundation (GNGF) spreads its message far-and-wide. Last month the foundation, which for many years has taken golf to schools in some of the state’s most remote areas, visited the small town of Duaringa. Duaringa, 700kms northwest of Brisbane, has a population of approximately […]

August 28, 2014 More
Junior-AM raises $10,000 for Junior Golf

Junior-AM raises $10,000 for Junior Golf

Jack Newton Junior Golf and Golf NSW were pleased to be able to hand over $10,000 to Golf Illawarra for the development of junior golf in the region.  The inaugural JNJG Junior AM took place last month at The Grange Golf Club with 26 groups getting involved in the initiative developed to support junior golf. […]

August 27, 2014 More
Young Darcy a record breaker

Young Darcy a record breaker

JUNIOR golfer Darcy Habgood fired a one-under par 72 to set a new women’s course record at the Toowoomba Golf Club at Middle Ridge. Needing a par on her last hole (ninth hole) to break the previous record held by Leah Hart, Darcy rolled in a three-metre breaking putt to seal the deal. The 14-year-old is having […]

August 27, 2014 More

Golf Features

From prisons to club management: Aaron Muirhead

From prisons to club management: Aaron Muirhead

AS a nightclub bouncer, prison officer and pub manager, Aaron Muirhead knew a thing or two about keeping people in check. But having spent close to a decade in irksome jobs he decided to change careers and now works as the general manager at Nudgee Golf Club in Brisbane. The prison system and the pub […]

August 28, 2014 More
Whatever happened to … Ian Hepburn

Whatever happened to … Ian Hepburn

REMEMBER Ian Hepburn? Most probably will as he spent close to 20 years working in management positions at club level and with golf’s governing bodies – Golf Queensland and the PGA (Queensland). Between 1989-’95, Ian was the trainee and then assistant manager at Pacific Golf Club in Brisbane before joining the Queensland Golf Union (Golf […]

August 28, 2014 More
PGA Member Profile - Gavin Campbell

PGA Member Profile – Gavin Campbell

Ramsay McMaster Education Scholarship winner Gavin Campbell knows the benefits of hard work – and the joyous feeling of helping his clients achieve their best.   At 15 years of age, well past what might be considered the ‘industry norm’, Gavin Campbell quite literally stumbled into golf for the first time. “Like most kids back […]

August 28, 2014 More
Golf’s a way of life, says Jean Thomas

Golf’s a way of life, says Jean Thomas

THERE is a real genuineness in Jean Thomas’ voice when she talks about her 47-year love affair with golf. “It started in July 1967,” the Redcliffe Golf Club stalwart said. “I was a 23-year-old school teacher when a staff member asked me if I wanted to join the golf club. “I said I’d have a […]

August 27, 2014 More
WHAT'S THE RULE: GPS Apps on Smartphones

WHAT’S THE RULE: GPS Apps on Smartphones

In 2006, golf’s rules makers allowed the use of distance measuring devices in competition golf when a Local Rule is in effect. The Local Rule must provide that “… a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that […]

August 26, 2014 More

Golf Tips

The Path to Success

The Path to Success

The majority of students that I see will slice the ball.  The rest will hook, with few knowing the correct path on the downswing. To learn to hit it straighter, let’s look at why the ball curves in the air. The main thing that golfers do to curve the ball is to have an open or […]

July 31, 2014 More
Can you truly hit a straight shot?

Can you truly hit a straight shot?

This month we would like to discuss a topic most commonly asked by golfers: “How do I hit the ball straight?” The answer to this question is simple. It is virtually impossible to hit the ball dead straight. In actual fact, the ball has what is referred to as a “Start Line” and a “Finish Point” and even for the best golfers, these two […]

July 4, 2014 More
For golf, fitness is fundamental

For golf, fitness is fundamental

I caught a re-run of The Karate Kid (the 1984 original) movie on TV a few days ago. If you’ve seen it, then you know the line “Wax on, wax off”. There are other lines which, back when the movie first came out, everyone was repeating.  “Paint the fence”, and “Sand the floor”, all relate […]

July 4, 2014 More
What TrackMan has taught us about driving the ball

What TrackMan has taught us about driving the ball

I see many golfers on the driving range who try and set up to the ball with driver in a ‘square’ position much the same as they would do when playing an iron off the ground. In recent years however, we Professionals who teach with TrackMan have developed a greater understanding of the differences between […]

July 4, 2014 More
Getting a grip on putting

Getting a grip on putting

If you are having a lot of trouble missing way too many short putts, then please take five minutes to read this article and seriously consider what I am proposing. Over the past few weeks, two new clients have phoned me with the good news that the grip I have suggested they use (combined with fundamental technical drills […]

July 2, 2014 More

Golf Gear

We tried it: Surfing the turf with the Golf Skate Caddy

We tried it: Surfing the turf with the Golf Skate Caddy

As golf clubs and courses around the world scramble to lure younger golfers to the fairways, many new products are hitting the market which aim to target this demographic while also revolutionising the game. One of the products taking the golf industry by storm is the ultra-cool Golf Skate Caddy, a purpose-built, single-person golf transport […]

August 27, 2014 More
Sureshotgps Launch Monitor

Sureshotgps Launch Monitor

Know your exact swing speed, shot distance, ball speed and smash factor with the new portable Sureshotgps Launch Monitor, and put the fun back into the driving range. The Sureshotgps Launch Monitor provides golfers with instant information and feedback. Make small adjustments to grip pressure, stance or even tee height and watch the difference it could […]

July 22, 2014 More
Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedges

Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedges

Expertly crafted by legendary club designer Roger Cleveland and inspired by the major-winning performance of the Mack Daddy 2 Wedges, Callaway’s new Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedges feature a Tour-validated shape to deliver more precision, greater spin and pinpoint control. These premium forged wedges are made from 1020 Carbon steel for an ultra soft […]

July 22, 2014 More
Scotty Cameron Dual Balance Putters

Scotty Cameron Dual Balance Putters

Scotty Cameron Dual Balance putters are counterbalanced designs—developed through extensive research and testing in the Putter Studio and on the PGA Tour—that provide unmatched stability for golfers that struggle to make a consistent stroke with a conventional length putter. The Dual Balance lineup now includes a shape from each of Cameron’s three tour validated putter […]

July 22, 2014 More
What TrackMan has taught us about driving the ball

What TrackMan has taught us about driving the ball

I see many golfers on the driving range who try and set up to the ball with driver in a ‘square’ position much the same as they would do when playing an iron off the ground. In recent years however, we Professionals who teach with TrackMan have developed a greater understanding of the differences between […]

July 4, 2014 More

Golf Travel

See the best at Augusta: 2015 US Masters Tour

See the best at Augusta: 2015 US Masters Tour

For most golfers, a trip to Augusta National to see the US Masters is the ultimate dream trip. Many Australians are turning this dream into a reality via Teed-Up Golf Tours’ US Masters Golf Tour. This once-in-a-lifetime “bucket list” event is a trip that EVERY golf lover must take: being up close to such amazing talent is […]

August 7, 2014 More
Ria Bintan: a Player’s gem

Ria Bintan: a Player’s gem

Standing on the first tee of the Gary Player-designed Ria Bintan golf course, one cannot help but feel in awe. With magnificent jungle views at every angle, gentle ocean breezes kissing your cheek, and the exotic sounds of tropical birds (and pesky monkeys) in the trees, you can easily be lulled into a relaxed, hypnotic […]

July 31, 2014 More
Bali Bliss: Nirwana Bali Golf Club

Bali Bliss: Nirwana Bali Golf Club

Unlike many Australians, I had never been to Bali. I’d seen and heard plenty about it in the news – most notably the good (surfing & beaches), the bad (Schapelle Corby) and the ugly (loud and obnoxious Aussie travellers in Kuta). But I’d also recently heard some exceptionally great things about the golf. And that […]

July 31, 2014 More
Golf in a small, NSW rural village

Golf in a small, NSW rural village

Inside Golf’s DAVID NEWBERY ventured off-the-beaten-track and discovered a nine-hole golf course where serenity rules even at Death Valley, Pinball Alley and the Bermuda Triangle IT’S 8.25 on a heavenly Wednesday morning when I drive into Tabulam Golf Club’s car park and pull into a parking spot just metres from the “clubhouse”. Well, truth be […]

July 1, 2014 More
Zone in on the Sunshine Coast

Zone in on the Sunshine Coast

Whether it’s warm winter sunshine, championship golf courses, sandy-white beaches or wilderness walks there’s something for everyone on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, writes DAVID NEWBERY (For a Google map of the courses in this feature, click here) ASK most New Zealand golfers their idea of the ideal winter golfing escape and the majority will say, “Queensland’s […]

May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

19th Hole

Your Voice: Countbacks, Closed Opens and an Owlbatross

Your Voice: Countbacks, Closed Opens and an Owlbatross

FROM THE MAILBOX… Why have a countback? In my opinion the countback system to determine a winner in golf is very strange and most unfair. Why? Because it is the only sport in the world that determines a winner by the equivalent of tossing a coin. Two, three or more golfers finish on 36 stableford […]

July 7, 2014 More
Chips and Shanks - July

Chips and Shanks – July

  Three aces all in a day’s work IT’S not the first time it’s happened and it won’t be the last, but it is an extraordinary feat when three golfers playing in different groups on the same day score a hole-in-one on the same hole. Ian Leech, Stephen Wright and Daryl Docherty defied the odds […]

July 7, 2014 More
8 things that non-golfers find mystifying about golf

8 things that non-golfers find mystifying about golf

It’s not until I introduce some new golfers to the game that I remember how intimidating a golf club can be. The game of golf itself is difficult enough but it comes with a mind-bogglingly complicated rule book and a bizarre set of extra quirks that very few of us dare to question, if we […]

June 25, 2014 More
Gearing up...and down

Gearing up…and down

When I was a young trainee golf professional, being asked for advice on golf equipment required little more than offering a choice of “B51 or Hot Dot ball” or selecting one of the three different types of clubs on display. My advice was based on my estimation of the customer’s previous year’s earnings and whatever […]

June 25, 2014 More
Golf: a love/hate relationship

Golf: a love/hate relationship

In a particular state, in a particular city, in a particular suburb, lies a golf course that I particularly love to play. The first time I played the golf course I played particularly well and ever since I’ve been particularly enamoured by it. My problem is that one of my long-term golfing buddies dislikes this […]

May 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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