World-class field, venue on show at World Cup of Golf

World-class field, venue on show at World Cup of Golf

The eyes of world golf will be fixed firmly on Melbourne this month, as players from 28 countries will battle it out for glory in the entrancing and exciting World Cup of Golf. Played at the renowned Kingston Heath Golf Club from November 23-27, the event will showcase one of the most exciting fields we’ve […]

25th Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner

25th Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner

Have you ever wanted to play golf whilst at the same time supporting children and families living with cancer? On 21st November, Challenge will celebrate the 25th Robert Allenby Golf Day & Gala Dinner. Known as one of Australia’s most successful charity events, this action-packed day and glamorous evening allow Challenge to raise vital funds to […]

Chip in for Golf Month

Chip in for Golf Month

This month, golf clubs and facilities around Australia will be conducting a wide variety of activities and offers to inspire people to play golf. An initiative backed by the golf industry and promoted by a national marketing campaign, Golf Month 2016 enables clubs and facilities around the country to encourage new, returning and existing players […]

Ocean Dunes: Raw, rugged and remarkable

Ocean Dunes: Raw, rugged and remarkable

The once sleepy and secluded King Island has been making global headlines of late, most notably for the fact that it is now home to two of Australia’s (and perhaps the planet’s) most exciting and awe-inspiring golf courses. Last month saw the official opening of the island’s latest golfing gem, Ocean Dunes. Four years in […]

Golf Month is here…now let’s all pitch in!

Golf Month is here…now let’s all pitch in!

Every week, I read countless emails, stories, reports and news pieces about how golf is struggling to attract and/or retain golfers. It’s become a rather mundane activity, as nearly everyone is keen to point any number of fingers at any number of culprits. Whether it’s the fault of other sports like cricket, the struggling economy, […]

We Tried it: Mizuno JPX900 Driver

We Tried it: Mizuno JPX900 Driver

While they have long been known for their innovative, high-performing irons, Mizuno has recently made a serious push into the woods category, with the launch of their new JPX900 Driver, Fairway Wood and Hybrid series. Inside Golf were among the first to test-drive these sleek, new sticks, and we are excited to report that they […]

Golden moments: Olympic Golf a major victory

Golden moments: Olympic Golf a major victory

To those who doubted the validity of golf in the Olympics, it’s time to admit that you may have been wrong. Yes, the format was uninspired, and the threat of Zika made all the headlines prior to the event, but when all was said and done, the game of golf put on a gold-medal-worthy performance […]

Churchill Park, Waverley announce merger

Churchill Park, Waverley announce merger

The members of Victoria’s Churchill Park Golf Club and Waverley Golf Club have voted to merge their two clubs into one entity, to be known as Churchill – Waverley Golf and Bowls Club Limited, with the intention to consolidate onto the current Churchill Park land in Churchill Park Drive, Endeavour Hills. The Clubs held separate […]

Curlewis Golf Club to launch Golf Academy and Driving Range

Curlewis Golf Club to launch Golf Academy and Driving Range

One of Victoria’s fastest-growing golf clubs has given their members a reason to celebrate, while also providing local golfers and families another incentive to become a member. Curlewis Golf Club has announced one of the most exciting and innovative golf developments to ever be launched in the Geelong region, with plans for a state-of-the-art golf driving range […]

AGS new distributor of ECCO Golf shoes

AGS new distributor of ECCO Golf shoes

Leading golf footwear innovator, ECCO Golf, and Sydney-based American Golf Supplies Pty Ltd have announced a new partnership which will see AGS become the distributor of ECCO Golf shoes in Australia. Private company AGS, established 50 years ago and owned by Paul and Kim Roser for the past two decades, is the Australian distributor for […]

Women drive to bridge golf’s gaps

Women drive to bridge golf’s gaps

WHERE are all the women golfers and administrators? That question is being addressed by clubs, controlling bodies and the golf industry at every level – in every country. Recently, a group of 30 women involved in golf club governance participated in a day-long forum hosted by Magenta Shores Golf and Country Club on the NSW Central […]

Strong ratings drive Fox Sports expanded golf offering

Strong ratings drive Fox Sports expanded golf offering

A boost in golf ratings has led FOX SPORTS to expand its golf offering for 2016. With average audiences for the 2015/16 USPGA Tour on FOX SPORTS up a whopping 73% Year-to-Date compared to the same time last year, the network has committed to a slate of new programming set to deliver golf fans more […]

Nike to exit golf equipment business, focus on apparel, footwear

Nike to exit golf equipment business, focus on apparel, footwear

NIKE, Inc. the world’s biggest sportswear maker, announced today that it will ‘transition’ out of the golf equipment business— including clubs, balls and bags, and instead focus on its golf footwear and apparel business, IN a statement on news.nike.com, Nike noted that they  also intend to ‘partner with more of the world’s best golfers’. “We’re committed to being […]

Will Olympic Golf make the cut?

Will Olympic Golf make the cut?

As someone who once held a glimmer of hope for Olympic glory (I was a competitive fencer in my youth) I can attest that there are few things on Earth more alluring than the opportunity to compete for a gold medal on behalf of your country. From the thumping of the drums in the “Olympic […]

Rock Star treatment: Fly to King Island and Barnbougle in style

Rock Star treatment: Fly to King Island and Barnbougle in style

Travelling to golf tournaments by private jet has become very common practice for golf pros around the world with the likes of Jason Day, Jordan Speith and Rory McIlroy flying to and from events by private jet every week. Since the arrival of Barnbougle in Tasmania and, more recently, King Island, Australian golfers are now […]

Tee it up for the 21st Ladbrokes World Masters

Tee it up for the 21st Ladbrokes World Masters

For more than 20 years the Ladbrokes World Masters has put smiles on thousands of golfers’ faces. It’s more than just a golf tournament, it’s a week-long party for over 35’s who all share a passion for golf and fun. In fact, more than 13,000 golfers from all over the world have played. Check out […]

Club of the Month: Curlewis Golf Club

Club of the Month: Curlewis Golf Club

Regular readers of Inside Golf will have seen Curlewis Golf Club in the news pages lately, as the club has been making many headlines over the last 12 months. The iconic club (regarded as the ‘emerald’ of Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula area) has been turning the Australian golf world on its head following a spate of […]

Asian Tour, European Tour announce ‘strategic alliance’

Asian Tour, European Tour announce ‘strategic alliance’

The Asian Tour and the European Tour have today announced a ‘Strategic Alliance’ which officially ratifies the relationship between the two Tours. The ‘Strategic Alliance’ follows on from a detailed period of exclusive negotiations between the two organisations, which began last August, and whose joint vision laid the groundwork for today’s announcement. The formalisation of […]

It’s time to get ‘real’ about Slope and indexing

It’s time to get ‘real’ about Slope and indexing

It’s a common occurrence for many of us when visiting a course: you walk off the 18th after your round thinking “Gosh, that course was a lot easier/harder than the Slope rating suggests.” Or maybe there are a few individual holes at your home club that seem to always play much easier/harder than the index […]

Tough tracks: Do we want David versus Goliath?

Tough tracks: Do we want David versus Goliath?

Watching the third round of the recent The Players Championship, I was reminded of how much I truly dislike watching the world’s best players be forced to suffer undue punishment on the golf course. For those of you who didn’t see it (which is probably most of you, as it was only available on Foxtel—but […]

A quick-nine with: AFL star Nick Dal Santo

A quick-nine with: AFL star Nick Dal Santo

Widely respected for his maturity, passion and exceptional skills on the field, three-time AFL Grand Final player Nick Dal Santo is also quietly known off the field for a different set of skills—namely, driving, pitching and putting. A friendly, honest and outgoing individual, the current North Melbourne Kangaroos midfielder loves his golf. Bitten by the ‘golf […]

Club of the Month: Ballina Golf and Sports Club

Club of the Month: Ballina Golf and Sports Club

BALLINA Golf and Sports Club, located about an hour south of the Gold Coast and 10 minutes from Ballina Airport, is a lush green parkland golf course that offers peaceful vistas of North Creek and lovely carefully maintained flora. Known as the Garden Course of the Northern Rivers, Ballina GSC is a traditional golf club […]

Good news: Golf is in better shape than we think!

Good news: Golf is in better shape than we think!

Over the past few years, much has been written and said about how golf clubs are struggling to attract and retain players, and how golf in general is facing an uphill battle against other sports that are quicker, cheaper and easier. Golf clubs are closing/amalgamating, waiting lists are disappearing, joining fees are dwindling and membership […]

Melbourne golfers skate into the record books

Melbourne golfers skate into the record books

It was an exciting morning at Melbourne’s Ringwood Golf Course on Monday 11 April, as an enthusiastic group of golfers gathered to set a number of world records for the fastest rounds of golf played on a Golf Skate Caddy ‒ a feat never attempted previously. Professional golfer Graham Maher set the overall fastest time […]

WIN: Australia’s top courses on offer at Seventh Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic

WIN: Australia’s top courses on offer at Seventh Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic

The magnificent Mornington Peninsula will once again be on show to golfers from around Australia and overseas as the highly-anticipated Seventh Annual Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic tees off from 2-7 October. The golf extravaganza is regularly recognised as one of the most enjoyable and best-value events on the annual amateur golfing calendar, and will see […]

Cereal killer: golf and the “convenience” factor

Cereal killer: golf and the “convenience” factor

A recent story in the New York Times reported that the breakfast cereal industry is in dire straits.  Sales of the quick and easy breakfast favourite have tumbled by almost 30 per cent over the past 15 years, with the future looking even more uncertain. That’s right. The bellwether breakfast staple for millions of kids […]

We Tried It: TaylorMade M2 Family

We Tried It: TaylorMade M2 Family

Whenever TaylorMade Golf launches a new set of clubs, I anxiously await my chance to get them out on the course for a test-drive. The last full set of TaylorMade clubs I tested – the RSi irons—were so good that I quickly added them to my bag on a permanent basis. And they have never […]

We tried it: PNP SiteLine putter and chipper

We tried it: PNP SiteLine putter and chipper

Having played golf for over 40 years, I’ve seen and tested nearly every new type of club on the market. While many of these products can easily fall into the “gimmick” category, there are a fair number of clubs that are the “real deal”, offering massive benefits to golfers of all levels. An even smaller […]

Gold Coast World Masters turns 21

Gold Coast World Masters turns 21

Few events have stood the test of time like the World Masters Golf Championship on the Gold Coast each October. This event for club golfers aged 35 years and over has attracted big numbers from all over Australia, New Zealand and around the world for more than 20 years. This month, we go behind the […]

King Island – Australia’s newest golf destination

King Island – Australia’s newest golf destination

In most golfing circles these days, King Island is spoken about with much excitement. Home to two of Australia’s newest (and arguably most exciting) golf courses, the tiny island is on the verge of a major boom in golf tourism, as the courses, services, accommodation and food are all becoming renowned across the globe.   […]

Australian Masters on hold for 2016

Australian Masters on hold for 2016

Australia’s ‘Big 3’ Summer of Golf tournaments will be reduced to just two this year, with news that the Australian Masters will not be held in 2016. In a media statement released today by David Rollo, Vice President-Director of Golf, IMG Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Masters was slated to be “reimagined”, with more details to […]

Suited to a tee: Going beyond the red, white and blue

Suited to a tee: Going beyond the red, white and blue

If you flick through any number of marketing brochures, websites and even course reviews in golf magazines, you’ll doubtless have seen courses promoting the fact that they have “multiple tee boxes to suit golfers of all abilities.” And while some of these clubs simply have the standard three-tee combination of the red /white /blue, a […]

Australian golfers to ‘give back’ to the future

Australian golfers to ‘give back’ to the future

Australia’s new wave of elite professional golfers will help fund the future of Australian golf under a groundbreaking new program. Golf Australia chief executive Stephen Pitt today announced the “Give Back” program, a revolutionary plan agreed by the body’s high performance staff and athletes. “In essence, when graduates of our high performance squads reach a […]

GM Brett Holland is on a mission

GM Brett Holland is on a mission

BRETT Holland, the general manager at Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club, is not one to allow the grass to grow under his feet. More than a decade ago, as GM at Murwillumbah Golf Club, he recognised the golf industry was in decline and implemented major changes at the northern New South Wales club. Today […]

PING G Series Driver

PING G Series Driver

A close-up photograph of a dragonfly was the inspiration for the primary innovation in the driver. Inspired by biomimicry, an approach to innovation that emulates nature’s time-tested patterns, PING engineers created Dragonfly Technology. The complex exoskeleton design yields PING’s thinnest (0.43 mm) and lightest crown to date, saving eight grams while creating an intricate and […]

Finding golf’s x-factor

Finding golf’s x-factor

Despite being a hopeless golf tragic (and a Yankee transplant) many of you will be surprised to learn that I am also a fan of cricket. Now, before you spit out your tea, keep in mind that my interest is primarily in the shorter versions of the game: i.e. Twenty/20, etc.  Yes, I understand that […]

The power and the passion

The power and the passion

Last month, I witnessed first-hand how a group of passionate people, by working together, can make magic happen. I was part of a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, a website which helps products generate start-up funds through public pledges. This campaign hoped to fund the return of a 1990s US cult classic TV show (Mystery Science […]

PowaKaddy Freeway Range

PowaKaddy Freeway Range

As the best-selling brand in over 50 countries worldwide and with over 30 years of proven innovation, PowaKaddy lead the way with cutting-edge designs fused with the latest technology to deliver the perfect combination of performance, reliability and user friendly functionality. The new Powakaddy freeway range consists of three models FW3, FW5 and FW7 boasting […]

Kingston Heath Golf Club to host World Cup of Golf

Kingston Heath Golf Club to host World Cup of Golf

Kingston Heath Golf Club has been named as the host club of the 58th edition of the World Cup of Golf, with the format returning to team play (two-man teams) from 28 different countries squaring off on November 21-27, 2016, in Melbourne. One of the most historic global events in the game, the World Cup […]

Going Mental: We Tried it: Pro Golf IQ

Going Mental: We Tried it: Pro Golf IQ

We’ve done many “we tried it” reviews in Inside Golf, but this product could very well be the most “overall game-changing” of them all. As a lifelong golf addict, I’ve taken hundreds of lessons by dozens of professionals, read thousands of instructional articles and watched countless videos and DVDs on swing mechanics and techniques. But […]

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