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, […]

Parmaker Scout Buggy

Parmaker Scout Buggy

Inside Golf and Parmaker are giving away a Parmaker Scout with battery and charger, delivered anywhere in Australia. A $995 value! The Parmaker Scout is the strongest and most reliable walker on the market. Parmaker uses the latest materials and manufacturing techniques and all construction is carried out in their Mordialloc factory, making them resolutely ‘Australian-made’. Features […]

The Augusta Effect

The Augusta Effect

IN September’s “Last Word” column, our own Larry Canning penned a light-hearted piece about how course Superintendents are making their courses harder and harder, and how this potentially makes golf less enjoyable for the masses, thus hurting the overall goal of getting more people into the game. While plenty of golfers from across Australia wrote […]

A view to a thrill at Portsea Golf Club

A view to a thrill at Portsea Golf Club

With a brand-new, multi-million-dollar clubhouse and course renovation project officially opened last month, Portsea Golf Club has set the bar very high for other courses on the Mornington Peninsula; and it could very well be the benchmark by which all future clubhouse projects are measured, as Richard Fellner explains.

Eastern Golf Club on the rise

Eastern Golf Club on the rise

With origins dating back to 1896, The Eastern Golf Club in Melbourne has a rich and treasured history.  From their early days in Mont Albert (with a railway station as their original clubhouse) through their transitional periods that saw their history intertwine with both the Box Hill and Huntingdale Golf Clubs, the club has grown […]

Golf Book: Bump & Run

Golf Book: Bump & Run

There is anticipation in the air for the ‘Bump & Run’ golf book, by Australian author Andrew Crockett. Andrew has spent the last two years interviewing the elders of Australian golf, including Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle, David Graham, Bill Dunk, Frank Phillips, Bruce Crampton, Jan Stephenson and over a dozen others. With recent confirmation that […]

We tried it: Yurbuds

We tried it: Yurbuds

For golfers who like to practise with a bit of music, instructional voice memos or motivational recordings, then yurbuds sport earphones might be worth looking at (or listening with!) Designed by athletes, yurbuds use TwistLock™ technology to secure the earbuds in the ears.  Once ‘locked in’, they won’t fall out, even under the sweatiest conditions […]

Amateurs battle gale-force winds at ACGC launch

Amateurs battle gale-force winds at ACGC launch

CHILLY Melbourne temperatures and gale-force winds greeted Australia’s bravest amateur pairs when they teed of at RACV’s Cape Schanck Resort for last month’s launch of the Auto Club Golf Championship. The event, which is the first of over 70 nationwide qualifier rounds, kicked off the second year of the highly popular ACGC series, which aims […]

Business booming at St Andrews Beach Golf Course

Business booming at St Andrews Beach Golf Course

It’s business as usual at the fully public access St Andrews Beach Golf Course, located on the Mornington Peninsula. Golfers continue to enjoy their rounds on this classic Tom Doak layout, experiencing the immaculate course conditions which sees St Andrews Beach firmly entrenched as one of Australia’s premier public access venues. Ian Denny, Director of […]

Williams returns for The Rush Golf Challenge

Williams returns for The Rush Golf Challenge

Frank Williams needs little introduction in Australian golfing circles. As co-founder of the Australian Masters golf tournament, business manager to Greg Norman/Great White Shark Enterprises, Director at the ALPG and a raft of entrepreneurial endeavours, it can certainly be said that this man knows his golf. So when Williams announced that he was coming out of retirement to launch an exciting, brand-new event in Australian golf, the industry stood up and took notice.

The future of golf carts?

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 […]

Lucky 13 for Jones in Japan

Lucky 13 for Jones in Japan

Australia’s Brendan Jones added to his already impressive string of victories in Japan, clinching his 13th Japan Tour title at the Mizuno Open. Jones’ four-under-par final round saw him finish atop the leaderboard at 19-under, three shots clear of the nearest competitor, KT Kim, whose final-round of 69 saw him finish at 16-under. “I played […]

Home on the Range: Kingston Links Driving Range & Improvement Centre

Home on the Range: Kingston Links Driving Range & Improvement Centre

A brand-new practice facility in Melbourne ‘s east is ticking all the boxes for golfers looking to improve their game. Opened in May, the new Kingston Links Driving Range & Improvement Centre in Rowville marks an important step in the rejuvenation of the Kingston Links facility. Dubbed “The People’s Course” for its friendly staff and […]

Justin time: Rose captures U.S. Open Championship

Justin time: Rose captures U.S. Open Championship

England’s Justin Rose captured his first Major championship in dramatic fashion, grabbing the coveted US Open title at Merion Golf Club. Trailing third-round leader Phil Mickelson by two shots going into round 4, Rose made the most of every opportunity on the final day, scoring five critical birdies, plus a make-or-break clutch fairway-wood-chip to two-inches […]

WIN! Fayde jacket, Vonzipper sunnies

WIN! Fayde jacket, Vonzipper sunnies

    FAYDE is celebrating two years on the fairways. One of Australia’s only golf apparel brands is proud to be making a difference on and off the course in men’s and Ladies apparel and accessories. Golf is more than a game, it’s a lifestyle. FAYDE is proud to be supporting such organizations as the […]

WIN: a dozen TaylorMade LETHAL balls

WIN: a dozen TaylorMade LETHAL balls

Optimal spin control for every shot, incredible distance regardless of clubhead speed (progressive velocity), and the most penetrating flight of any TaylorMade ball (seamless LDP 322-dimple pattern) make the 5-layer LETHAL the ultimate Tour performance golf ball. LETHAL features five separate layers that provide a “layer for every shot,” optimising spin and launch through the […]

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