Rolling on the river: Golf along the Mighty Murray River

Rolling on the river: Golf along the Mighty Murray River

A recent report by the Australian Golf Industry Council revealed that the Murray River region is the most frequently visited golf destination by the core golf tourist in Australia. And for good reason, with spectacular weather, picturesque surroundings and some truly memorable golf, the area has something for players of all levels. Inside Golf recently […]

A Quick-9 with: Ian Edwards, founder of MGI

A Quick-9 with:  Ian Edwards, founder of MGI

Tell us briefly about the history of MGI. I started the business in September, 1993 from home. What motivated me was necessity, as I had two children in school and needed to earn a good income to provide for them. The electric buggy business was small in Australia and historically, retailers did not stock electric […]

Club of the Month: Club Mandalay

Club of the Month: Club Mandalay

Situated just off the Hume Highway, 45 minutes north of Melbourne in the town of Beveridge, is the spectacular Club Mandalay Golf Course, one of Victoria’s newest layouts. Recently ranked number 56 in Australia’s Top 100 Golf Courses, the Thomson-Perrett-designed layout takes players on a journey through beautifully landscaped parklands and the new Mandalay residential […]

A constitutional crisis?

A constitutional crisis?

  Regular readers of this column will know that I rarely pull any punches when it comes to addressing the controversial topics in our industry—especially when the overall goal is to help drive change for the common good of golf in Australia. This month, I’m focussing on a subject that can affect any golf club, […]

Jordan Spieth captures US Open

Jordan Spieth captures US Open

Jordan Spieth has stamped his name indelibly into the history books, capturing the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay in Washington. On a course that was widely criticised by players and fans on Social Media for its overly-difficult layout, small target areas and ultra-slick and patchy-looking greens, Spieth outlasted a quality field in a final […]

Young Cassie bound for US

Young Cassie bound for US

PEREGIAN Springs Golf Club’s junior golf program is going from strength to strength with Cassie Porter headed for the Amateur Athletic Union Veritas Junior Olympic Games Golf Championship in the USA. The 12-year-old won the right to represent her country after winning her age division at the Australian Junior Age Division Golf Championship at Mercure […]

Bushnell Tour X Laser Rangefinder

Bushnell Tour X Laser Rangefinder

The Bushnell TOUR X has been engineered with Exchange Technology: Using two interchangeable faceplates, Exchange Technology gives the golfer a 2-in-1 device. The TOUR X conforms to USGA rule 14-3/.05 and R&A rule 14-3 when the black faceplate is engaged. When users switch to the red faceplate, the TOUR X deploys Slope Technology, providing players […]

Club of the Month: Tee it up at the ‘new’ Kew

Club of the Month: Tee it up at the ‘new’ Kew

One of Melbourne’s premier member courses, The Kew Golf Club is nearing completion of a three-year, multi-million-dollar redevelopment which has seen the layout and condition of the golf course vastly improved. Working with course designer Graham Grant, the club’s ambitious redevelopment included the re-design/building of eight new holes (1, 3, 8, 12, 14,15,16,17) and the […]

Offensive defence

Offensive defence

There’s an interesting trend quietly occurring in Australian golf at the moment. It seems that more and more courses are beginning to (finally) tune-in to the fact that the majority of golfers out there (i.e. the middle-to-high-handicap club golfers, who are the bread and butter of the industry) are no longer actively seeking out the […]

Club of the month: Rossdale Golf Club

Club of the month: Rossdale Golf Club

Widely regarded as “Melbourne’s Friendliest Golf Club”, Rossdale Golf Club is located in the south-eastern suburb of Aspendale.  The course sits firmly within the hearts of its members, who adore its open and friendly atmosphere. The bayside course weaves through corridors of pines, eucalyptus and coastal banksias that make finding the fairway more difficult than […]

See the forest for the trees

See the forest for the trees

A grandfather and his grandson are playing golf, when the kid’s shot lands behind a giant tree. The boy asks his grandfather: “How would you play this shot?” The grandfather replies: “When I was your age, I’d play right over the tree.” The boy hits the ball, but not high enough. It bounces off the […]

Pan wins inaugural Australia Classic

Pan wins inaugural Australia Classic

Australia’s Rebecca Artis came agonisingly close to winning on home soil, but a birdie on the last by China’s Yanhong Pan saw her capture the inaugural Australia Classic, played at Sydney’s Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club last month. On a day when the lead changed several times, Artis came to the 18th in the box […]

Shark circles new Eastern layout

Shark circles new Eastern layout

With only a few short months remaining until the opening of Victoria’s most talked about new course development, The Eastern Golf Club in the Yarra Valley, all eyes are firmly focussed on watching the spectacular facility take shape. One pair of eyes that are giving the layout an extremely detailed and meticulous look are none other […]

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

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

THE FREE ENTRY GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. THE WINNER IS: Clinton Harkom   The magnificent Mornington Peninsula will once again be on show to golfers from around Australia and overseas as the highly-anticipated Sixth Annual Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic tees off from 4-9 October. The week-long extravaganza is regularly recognised as one of the most enjoyable and […]

Inside Golf hits record high

Inside Golf hits record high

Proving that innovative print media can thrive in the digital age, Australia’s Most Read Golf publication, Inside Golf, has published the largest issue in the publication’s history. With its March 2015 issue, Inside Golf’s multitude of passionate readers will enjoy an expanded 128-page offering which, in addition to an 88-page golf magazine, includes two highly-popular […]

Just a mo, that’s a nice sum

Just a mo, that’s a nice sum

ON COURSE Golf members partnered with Callaway Golf in 2014 to raise funds for Movember – the organisation that raises vital funds, promotes awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and supports mental health through Beyond Blue. The tally was an impressive $35,000 making the two-year combined total $85,000. Members from both companies joined forces to […]

Club of the month: Flinders Golf Club

Club of the month: Flinders Golf Club

Just a short drive to the east side of the famed Mornington Peninsula is the lovely and picturesque Flinders Golf Club, an 18-hole seaside beauty built along an amazing stretch of land overlooking Bass Strait. While I’ve played heaps of golf on the Peninsula, Flinders has always held a special place in my heart. Though […]

New Eastern course nearing completion

New Eastern course nearing completion

MEMBERS of The Eastern Golf club in Melbourne were recently treated to a sneak-peek of their new Greg Norman-designed golf course, currently under construction in the Yarra Valley. As part of the club’s ongoing going commitment to communication and development transparency to members, the club hosted an Open Day on site in Yering in December. […]

Skarpnord, Green clean up in fairytale Vic win

Skarpnord, Green clean up in fairytale Vic win

In what is regularly one of the most exciting golf events on Australia’s summer calendar, this year’s Oates Victorian Open did not disappoint, with a fairytale finish for the combined men’s and women’s event. In front of huge galleries at the magnificent Thirteenth Beach Golf Links, Victorian Richard Green capped off a week to remember […]

Social golfers: stereotype versus reality

Social golfers: stereotype versus reality

My recent Starters Box article on “Discrimination” by clubs who are eschewing social and “remote” members (i.e. country members) has generated plenty of responses by readers. Many of these letters (as well as many I’ve received in the past) attempt to paint a picture of Remote/Social members as beer-guzzling, obnoxious and cheapskate golfers who have […]

Golf on the NSW South Coast

Golf on the NSW South Coast

Narooma Golf Club A visit to Narooma is not complete without a hit on Narooma’s famous golf course. Described as “incredible” and “unique” the course is a challenge for serious golfers and a pleasure to play for the not so serious. Consistently rated in Australia’s Top 100 and a home to Hogan’s Hole, Narooma Golf […]

National, Long Island merger approved by members

National, Long Island merger approved by members

The emergence of the first 72-hole private membership Golf Club in Australia has become a reality when a proposed merger between the prestigious National Golf Club and the Long Island Country Club was recently supported by members by both clubs. Of the total number of National members who voted on the proposed merger, 80.93% voted […]

Discrimination in golf

Discrimination in golf

There’s been a bit of controversy lately about a disturbing trend in Australian golf. It seems that there are some golf clubs out there who are—believe it or not—discriminating against a particular segment of golfers. That’s right. Discrimination. In 2014. In a climate where clubs should be bending over backwards to welcome each and every […]

A short solution to a big problem

A short solution to a big problem

As the editor of a major golf magazine, I am often asked about my favourite golf courses in the world. While the discussion invariably includes the most famous courses on the planet, to this day one of my all-time-favourite layouts is a relatively obscure, short course that I played during my youth. With a par […]

We Tried it: TaylorMade RSi Irons

We Tried it: TaylorMade RSi Irons

While PGA Tour players may appear to have little trouble hitting their iron shots consistently in the sweet spot, the fact is that they mis-hit their shots more often than you think. “We mis-hit shots all the time,” explains Australia’s Jason Day. “We’ve just honed our skills to make our mis-hits a little straighter.” Sergio […]

Win: one of FIVE pairs of Biion shoes

Win: one of FIVE pairs of Biion shoes

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED The newest kicks on the block – Biion Footwear was born out of a vision to create a lightweight, comfortable, supportive, slip-on spikeless performance golf shoe made out of EVA. Washable, Anti micro-bacterial, odour free, shock absorbent and spikeless. Biion is fast gaining traction world-wide and can be worn anywhere.  […]

Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT

Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT

Instantly acquire flags up to 450 yards away with the extreme speed and incredible range of the Tour Z6.  Vivid Display Technology™ ensures accurate target acquisition by shutting out background hazards and isolating your target, and dramatically improves the display for rapid, positive target identification in all lighting conditions. JOLT Technology eliminates all doubt by […]

WIN: a pair of Australian Open ‘Inside The Ropes’ tickets

WIN: a pair of Australian Open ‘Inside The Ropes’ tickets

THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED. Inside Golf, in conjunction with Bolle and Bushnell Golf, are giving away two double-passes to walk inside the ropes at Saturday’s Emirates Australian Open. There will be two (2) winners drawn, with each winner receiving a pair of tickets, allowing you and a friend to walk inside the ropes and follow […]

Anti-counterfeiting group continues crackdown

Anti-counterfeiting group continues crackdown

The U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group (The Golf Group) recently announced the successful raids of two China-based counterfeiting targets carried out over the past few months. The operations, which were executed by Chinese law enforcement with the assistance of the Golf Group, resulted in the seizure of almost 62,000 counterfeit golf products. Additionally, The Golf Group […]

Playing by the (relaxed) rules

Playing by the (relaxed) rules

Recently, there has been a huge surge in the media about new, non-traditional formats of golf. From Big Hole/Hack Golf (which features 15-inch cups) to Light It Up Golf (playing with glow-in-the-dark balls) to Project Flogton (a set of “improved playability” guidelines and rules), to suggestions about 6-hole layouts, etc., it seems that this great […]

Mizuno JPX850 Forged Iron

Mizuno JPX850 Forged Iron

Introducing BORON Forged. After 6 years of development – the introduction of Boron to Mizuno’s Grain Flow Forging process enables the JPX850 to overcome the distance limitations of traditional forged irons. Mizuno’s new material is 30% stronger than its traditional 1025E steel billets – allowing for a thinner face and extreme ball speeds.   The result […]

Win the ultimate PGA ‘Insider’ Experience

Win the ultimate PGA ‘Insider’ Experience

Australia’s top PGA professionals will light up the Gold Coast during the Australian PGA Championship, held at RACV Royal Pines Resort from 11-14 December. One of the most anticipated events in the Australian Summer of Golf calendar, the Australian PGA Championship is revered for its action, excitement and fun-filled atmosphere, not to mention the glorious […]

We tried it: Surfing the turf with the Golf Skate Caddy

We tried it: Surfing the turf with the Golf Skate Caddy

As golf clubs and courses around the world scramble to lure younger golfers to the fairways, many new products are hitting the market which aim to target this demographic while also revolutionising the game. One of the products taking the golf industry by storm is the ultra-cool Golf Skate Caddy, a purpose-built, single-person golf transport […]

Jeffress makes history with win in Fiji

Jeffress makes history with win in Fiji

Inside Golf columnist, and tour veteran Steven Jeffress has made history by becoming the inaugural winner of the Fiji International played at Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. Hitting the very first tee shot of the Fiji International, Jeffress went onto sink the last putt of the tournament as he birdied the 18th hole to claim the […]

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