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  • Photo: Rory McIlroy with the spoils of victory (Photo courtesy of The Open Championship)

    Rory reigns at Royal Liverpool

    RORY McIlroy has etched his name in history, following a dominant wire-to-wire win at The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. With rounds of 66, 66, 68 and 71, McIlroy’s 17-under-par, 271 total was two shots better than American Rickie Fowler and the fast-finishing Sergio Garcia, who both finished on -15. Rounding out the top-5 were [...]

    July 21, 2014 More
  • Matt Griffin with the Korean PGA Championship Trophy (Photo: Korean Tour)

    Griffin reigns in Korea; looks ahead to Fiji

    Australia’s Matt Griffin is continuing his love affair with Korea, claiming his third win in the country at this month’s Korean PGA Championship. The talented Victorian overcame a strong field at Sky72 Golf Club, near Incheon, via bogey-free rounds on the opening 36 holes, followed by back-to-back 66s at the weekend for a 20-under total [...]

    July 17, 2014 More
  • Open Championship Tee times and pairings (Australian Times)

    Open Championship Tee times and pairings (Australian Times)

    The Open Championship will be hosted between Thursday 17th July and Sunday 20th July at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England. Here are the pairings and tee times, converted to the Australian Eastern Time Zone.

    July 16, 2014 More
  • Peter O’Malley, Stephen Pitt and Brian Thorburn at Parliament House

    Australian Golf Industry unites to build a new home of golf

    The PGA of Australia, Golf Australia and Golf Victoria have joined forces on a new project which could lead to the most significant contribution to industry collaboration in decades. Over the last 12 months the three administrative bodies, led by their respective Chief Executive Officers Brian Thorburn, Stephen Pitt and Simon Brookhouse, have been actively [...]

    July 9, 2014 More
  • Tiger’s former coach praises Australian PGA

    Tiger’s former coach praises Australian PGA

    Tiger Woods’ former coach American Hank Haney is under no illusion as to why Australian golf is booming. In short, the quality of Australian coaches is second to none. So far this season the world has watched on as Jason Day, John Senden and Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones and World Number 1 Adam Scott have [...]

    July 1, 2014 More
  • Open Championship Preview: Close, but no cigar for…

    Open Championship Preview: Close, but no cigar for…

    There is a long list of players destined never to win the Open Championship. A number of Australians are among the players denied by human error or a cruel twist of fate, writes DAVID NEWBERY IN 2012, Adam Scott lost the Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes. In the first round, Adam fired [...]

    July 1, 2014 More

Golf News

PGA Legends set to tee off in Queensland

PGA Legends set to tee off in Queensland

  The E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour is set to tee off in Queensland with 14 tournaments set to take place throughout the region in the coming month. Teeing off today at the Coca-Cola Surfers Paradise Legends Pro-Am at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, the Tour, managed by the PGA of Australia, will compete on some of the [...]

July 22, 2014 More
Photo: Rory McIlroy with the spoils of victory (Photo courtesy of The Open Championship)

Rory reigns at Royal Liverpool

RORY McIlroy has etched his name in history, following a dominant wire-to-wire win at The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. With rounds of 66, 66, 68 and 71, McIlroy’s 17-under-par, 271 total was two shots better than American Rickie Fowler and the fast-finishing Sergio Garcia, who both finished on -15. Rounding out the top-5 were [...]

July 21, 2014 More
Royal Melbourne

Royal Melbourne Golf Club set to host Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

Preparations for the sixth Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship are well underway. The 72-hole, stroke play competition will be played over the Composite Course at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club from 23-26 October 2014. Established in 2009 by the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), Masters Tournament and The R&A, the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship will see a field [...]

July 19, 2014 More
Cobra Puma Golf to help find Australia’s next top golfer

Cobra Puma Golf to help find Australia’s next top golfer

The PGA Tour of Australasia has announced Cobra Puma Golf as the presenting partner of the 2014 Qualifying School. Each year the PGA Tour of Australasia stages Qualifying School providing an opportunity for the country’s brightest golf talents to earn status on the Tour. Renowned for their youthful approach to golf equipment and sports apparel, [...]

July 19, 2014 More
1954 Open Golf Championship Medal

National Sports Museum celebrates Peter Thomson’s British Open glory

As Adam Scott, Jason Day and several other Australians set out to claim their first Claret Jug at the British Open at Royal Liverpool starting tonight, the National Sports Museum at the MCG recognises the achievements of another Australian golfing great whose success at the British Open saw him become arguably Australia’s greatest ever golfer. [...]

July 17, 2014 More

Golf Features

Nikki Campbell

Nikki Campbell runner-up in European Masters

Australian Nikki Campbell finished runner up to South Korean I.K Kim at the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters in England overnight. The Rolex World No. 24, Kim, cruise to a five shot victory at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club finishing at 18-under-par. Four birdies on the front nine in a round of 68 saw the 26-year-old [...]

July 7, 2014 More
Karrie Webb

Ladies leading by example

What a year 2014 has been so far for our guys on the PGA Tour! Five individual winners, currently 4 Australians in the top 35 of the Fedex Cup Standings, and of course to top it off Adam Scott has become the first Australian become the No. 1 golfer on the planet since Greg Norman [...]

July 4, 2014 More
Photo: Colin Montgomerie rates winning the Ryder Cup above all other tournaments (Photo: Montana Pritchard)

‘Major’ Monty still beat himself up

BY winning the recent Senior PGA Championship, Scot Colin Montgomerie has finally put to bed the “one of the best players never to win a major” tag. Okay, it’s not a major on the regular tour but that’s not stopping the 51-year-old claiming it as a major breakthrough. “I’m a major champion and will treat [...]

July 4, 2014 More
Open Championship Preview: Close, but no cigar for…

Open Championship Preview: Close, but no cigar for…

There is a long list of players destined never to win the Open Championship. A number of Australians are among the players denied by human error or a cruel twist of fate, writes DAVID NEWBERY IN 2012, Adam Scott lost the Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes. In the first round, Adam fired [...]

July 1, 2014 More
Royal Liverpool, courtesy of Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Open Championship preview: Reflections on Royal Liverpool

We chat with Major Champions Peter Thomson and Gary Player about their memories of Royal Liverpool, and see what’s in store for the Aussies in the field at Hoylake this month. The 2014 Open Championship returns to Hoylake – Royal Liverpool Golf Club – a club steeped in history. The club hosted the inaugural Men’s [...]

July 1, 2014 More

Golf Tips

Fade Alignment

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
Wax on, Wax off

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
Photo 1 - Standard Grip

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
Mental skills for junior golfers (and their parents)

Mental skills for junior golfers (and their parents)

Even though this article is designed to help the needs of junior golfers I am fully aware that most of the readers will be the parents! Over the last thirteen years I have worked with juniors and their parents one on one to help them learn mental skills for golf in a fun structured way. [...]

July 2, 2014 More

Golf Gear

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
FX Dual Balance

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
We Tried It: Point N Putt SX-1 Putter

We Tried It: Point N Putt SX-1 Putter

We all know that putting is arguably the most important part of golf, so getting a putter that can inspire confidence on the green is paramount to success. If you’ve been struggling with your putting, or are simply looking for a new wand to help shave strokes off your score, then a recently-released Australian-made product [...]

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Golf Travel

Tabulam golf course’s infamous seventh hole

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
Mount Coolum Golf Club

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
Murray Downs Golf & Country Club

Magic along the Murray River

Famous for its championship golf courses, idyllic blue skies, 300 days of sunshine each year, world-class wines, historic sites and picturesque landscape, the Murray River Region has long been a top destination for golfers looking to experience some of Australia’s best country layouts. This month, INSIDE GOLF explores some of our favourite destinations across this [...]

May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Noosa Springs

The Great Aussie Golf Getaway

Whether you’re planning a quiet getaway for two, or a massive annual golf weekend for the entire gang, Australia has myriad possibilities for a successful and enjoyable adventure. This month, we look at the top destinations across this fantastic golfing landscape of ours, evaluate some amazing Aussie courses, and check out some great tour operators. [...]

May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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

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
Acceptable attire on the course is one aspect that can utterly baffle the non-golfer

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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