New South Welsham Dimi Papadatos has claimed an emphatic victory at the New Zealand Open Championship played at The Hills and Millbrook Resort in Queenstown. Starting the day with a one shot lead the 22-year-old looked solid throughout the round firing a 6-under 66 to finish with a tournament total of 18-under 270. Having turned [...]
TaylorMade adidas Golf recently announced the opening of their second Performance Lab at the new Golf Central Brisbane Airport complex within the Brisbane Airport Skygate and DFO shopping precinct. The new purpose-built fitting centre is only the second of its kind in Australia and will provide golfers of all ages and abilities access to state-of-the-art [...]
US-BASED accounting and advisory firm Alloy Silverstein has announced it has signed a branding agreement with five Australian golf professionals. PGA Tour professional Bronson La’Cassie, who finished the 2013 Web.Com Tour season T36th to earn his 2014 PGA Tour Card, is continuing his branding agreement with Alloy Silverstein for the second consecutive year. A Brisbane native [...]
History was made at the 2014 Oates Victorian Open after Matthew Griffin successfully endured a three-hole playoff to secure his first professional PGA Tour of Australasia title on home soil. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride when playing off in his home country, his continental drought came to an end in emphatic form with spectators [...]
Australian Jason Day outlasted the determined and talented Victor Dubuisson of France in a thrilling 23-hole final in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. Dubuisson edged out South African Ernie Els one up in the morning semi-final before taking on Day, who beat Rickie Fowler 3&2 in the other last-four clash. Day was three-up after 12 [...]
Ernie Els is in a buoyant mood as he looks ahead to the 2014 Masters. At 44, the four-time major champion is in the twilight of his career but after a top four finish at the US Open last year, he’s shown that he’s still a contender for golf’s biggest crowns. It’s been quite a [...]
Golf Australia has outlined plans to radically overhaul women’s dress codes and bring an end to the traditional men’s-only Saturday competitions at golf courses around the country. In a bid to bring new women to the sport, Golf Australia will launch a new program at this month’s Women’s Australian Open at Victoria Golf Club in [...]
With a fourth-place finish at last year’s US Masters, and a solid fifth at last month’s Sony Open, Australia’s Marc Leishman is bringing some top form into his 2014 PGA Tour campaign. We sat down with the big-hitting Victorian to discuss life on tour, the Majors and his career. What do you enjoy most [...]
Golf has gone off the fairways and onto the streets of Adelaide in one of Golf SA’s biggest-ever drives to promote the sport. Golf SA held its first-ever Playgolf WEEK in November with ‘Urban Golf’ featuring as a major highlight. Adelaide’s CBD was given a facelift with a seven-hole golf course breathing new life into [...]
The golf course designer behind one of King Island’s two spectacular golf course developments says his course is still at least 12 months away from opening for play. King Island Ocean Dunes’ designer Graeme Grant says progress at the coastal links course has been hampered by the harsh conditions of the 2013 winter. “November, December [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
I regularly see students and customers coming to the range with only a fairway or driver. They lace away with no warm up, hit 100 balls and maybe hit 10% ok. They walk away with no confidence, poor rhythm and timing and most likely a sore back.
Reusing water bottles, plastic or otherwise is a popular way to be eco-friendly, but one of the big problems with water bottles is mould build-up. The word ‘bacteria’ can send many people reaching for the hand sanitiser, and while some bacteria are not harmful, it is probably better to be safe than sorry and keep your water bottle clean.
Playing consistent golf all the way through a round has a lot to do with being able to maintain concentration. Maintaining concentration has a lot do with keeping energy levels up. Keeping energy levels up is all about food.
We love new inventions and gadgets at Inside Golf. Especially when they are Australian made. So we were thrilled to hear about the Aussie-designed PuttLess, a unique golf tool that acts as a putting improver, ball-marker and repair tool all in one. The principle is simple: when you’re on the green, simply place the PuttLess [...]
Chances are, you’ve heard of (and have seen) the popular Vision+ golf balls. Conceived and designed by Aussies Bill and Wayne Bosley, the Vision+ balls have become famous for their big, ultra-bright visibility and the equally big numbers on the side. Great for players of all levels, the Vision brand has quickly grown in popularity [...]
Inside Golf was the first golf publication to demo Callaway’s new Big Bertha drivers, and we were absolutely blown away by the performance, feel and versatility of this sleek and powerful lady. Here’s what we found.
Axign Biomechanical Golf Orthotics gives golfers a solid foundation for the entire body through stabilising the foot and ankle, which follows through to the knees, hips and back. The orthotics fit into most leading golf shoes, and consistently fix biomechanical defects such as pronation and supination, and allows your body to achieve balance. During mid-stance, [...]
Know the distance and leave nothing to chance with the new Sureshotgps SS9500x. Use the colourful 3” transflective screen to view detailed preloaded aerial images so you can play with confidence by following your position on the course and see the challenges that lie ahead. The SS9500x allows you to play in any weather [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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?
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 [...]