Lynwood CC, Castle Hill RSL Club Group explore amalgamation

Lynwood CC, Castle Hill RSL Club Group explore amalgamation

SYDNEY’S Lynwood Country Club and Castle Hill RSL Club Group have announced the commencement of formal partnership discussions to pursue opportunities for amalgamation. Like many clubs across Australia, Lynwood has been challenged by the ongoing financial viability of the club, with increasing cost pressures, cashflow challenges and difficult trading conditions.  And they are not alone: […]

Tee it up at the 2014 Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic

Tee it up at the 2014 Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic

Now in its fifth year, the Mornington Peninsula Golf classic is one of the most popular annual golf events in the Melbourne area, representing world-class golf with all the excitement and fun that only the Mornington Peninsula can offer. The event has become one of the “Must Play” tournaments on the Victorian golf calendar, and […]

Making quick work of slow play (from the inside and out)

Making quick work of slow play (from the inside and out)

Slow play has become a major issue in the golfing industry, and it represents a significant threat to the long-term health of the game.  With five-hour rounds becoming the norm, golfers are abandoning the game in droves, and new players are hesitant to start out. This month, we present a complete “Inside and Out” strategy […]

WIN A six-month’s supply of Callaway Speed Regime Golf Balls

WIN A six-month’s supply of Callaway Speed Regime Golf Balls

Inside Golf and Callaway are giving away six dozen Callaway Speed Regime Golf Balls to one lucky reader – enough to (hopefully!) get you through the rest of 2014! With Speed Regime, the unique HEX Aerodynamics profile and overall construction of each golf ball maximizes its performance based on what each swing speed range needs […]

Failing to plan/planning to fail

Failing to plan/planning to fail

THIS month, there are two key articles to which every golf club and Board should pay close attention. The first, “Report: major challenges ahead for clubs“, details the participation trends of today’s golfer. The second article, “Changing landscapes: courses on the move“ explores how some clubs are planning (or failing) to adapt to these trends. […]

Magic along the Murray River

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 […]

The Great Aussie Golf Getaway

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. […]

Kodak or Fuji?

Kodak or Fuji?

The typewriter. Foldable maps.  The Yellow Pages. Film.  Inkwells.  Cassettes. Rotary telephones. Phonebooths. Fax machines. Cathode Ray Tubes. Pagers. Dot Matrix printers.  Vinyl records… Many of our readers will instantly recognise the items listed above. You may have even used them. At one point, each of these household items represented the cutting edge of technology […]

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 […]

We Tried It: 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 […]

Don’t believe the rumours, Toowoomba Golf Club is A-ok

Don’t believe the rumours, Toowoomba Golf Club is A-ok

Contrary to rumours of ‘temporary greens’ being put in play at the facility, Toowoomba Golf Club-Middle Ridge is enjoying high-quality playing surfaces that are set to exceed those of the club’s past. While a crippling drought and extreme heat had affected the playability of the course over the past six months—leaving it in less than […]

WIN: Cobra BiO Cell Driver signed by Rickie Fowler

WIN: Cobra BiO Cell Driver signed by Rickie Fowler

THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED. 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 […]

Reader Survey

Reader Survey

Our continuing goal at Inside Golf is to create Australia’s best golf publication. And while we’re extremely proud of what we publish every month, we know that there’s always room for improvement – and it all depends on what you, our massive community of readers, want to read about. So here’s your chance to tell […]

Golf studios on the leading edge in Australia

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 […]

A mixed (Golf) blessing

A mixed (Golf) blessing

Last month, we reported on Golf Australia’s plans to boost women’s participation in golf via radically overhauling women’s dress codes and potentially bringing an end to the traditional men’s-only Saturday competitions, etc. While many of you responded with positive feedback about the plans, there were a few of you who weren’t terribly impressed—especially regarding the […]

WIN: Sureshot SS Solar Power Pack

WIN:  Sureshot SS Solar Power Pack

THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED. THE WINNER IS: BRAD HALE For many golfers these days, there are few things worse than rocking up to the first tee and discovering that you forgot to charge your GPS unit or mobile phone. Now, however, dead batteries are a thing of the past, thanks to the new Sureshotgps SS […]

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 […]

TaylorMade unveils second Performance Lab

TaylorMade unveils second Performance Lab

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 […]

We Tried It: The PuttLess

We Tried It: The PuttLess

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 […]

We Tried It: Vision ProSoft 808

We Tried It: Vision ProSoft 808

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 […]

Peering through the window (dressing)

Peering through the window (dressing)

Following on from my “Augusta Effect” article (October issue), I heard a story the other day from a mate who had played a relatively new-ish course that was featured as part of a larger real estate development. “The course was nice,” he said, “but the rough was crazy deep. Unplayably deep.” While this was not […]

This year, WE resolve to…

This year, WE resolve to…

For many people around the world, New Year’s Resolutions are usually broken within days (if not minutes) of them being made. This is usually due to the fact that we either set too difficult a goal to achieve, or we don’t really commit to it in the first place. However, this year will be different. […]

World’s top amateurs to contest Australian Master of the Amateurs

World’s top amateurs to contest Australian Master of the Amateurs

54 of the world’s top amateurs head down under this month to contend Australia’s highest-rated amateur tournament, The Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship Played at the famous Royal Melbourne Golf Club, the event offers spectators a unique opportunity to witness 54 of the very best amateurs from around the world go head to head […]

Will 2014 be The Year of the Roo?

Will 2014 be The Year of the Roo?

While 2013 marked a banner year for our Aussie professionals on the various tours, 2014 presents an opportunity for even more success. Inside Golf’s Richard Fellner and David Newbery highlight some of the notable players to keep an eye on this year.

Are Superclubs the way forward?

Are Superclubs the way forward?

With the recent announcement of the merger between Kingswood and Peninsula golf clubs—two of Melbourne’s prominent Sandbelt facilities—more clubs across the country are discovering that they are not immune to the issues and obstacles threatening golf in Australia. Mergers and amalgamation are part of any business in any economy, so why would your golf club […]

Peering into the crystal (golf) ball

Peering into the crystal (golf) ball

When I started as a humble contributor for this magazine back in 2006 (Issue 16 of Inside Social Golf), I never dreamed that I would one day be sitting at the editor’s desk, publishing the 100th issue.   Looking back over the years (and flicking through past issues) I have many great memories connected to […]

Get a taste of Talisker

Get a taste of Talisker

While you are no doubt familiar with the Australian Masters, many of you out there may not be equally knowledgeable about the products of the naming rights sponsor, Talisker. Sharing its Scottish origins with the game of golf itself, Talisker is a premium Single Malt Scotch Whisky produced by hand on the Isle of Skye, […]

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