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.
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 […]
Over the last few months, I’ve received a heap of emails from readers regarding my columns on Club Memberships, Social Golf and the like. While the emails have been almost overwhelmingly positive (Thanks!), there have been some which have stated that articles like “Is your club Anti-Social” are missing (or ignoring) important viewpoints. By far, […]
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 […]
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 […]
West Australian golfers Oliver Goss and Brady Watt did their country proud last month, securing high finishes in the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship at The Country Club in Massachusetts. For Goss, a week of solid play saw him reach the Championship Final, where he squared off against England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick in the 36-hole final. Goss, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
SCOTT Proctor has been at the helm of Meadows Springs Golf and Country Club for five years and his hospitality background, hard work, common sense and a hands-on approach is working wonders.
Over the last year or so, there have been many course closures, sales and merger announcements throughout Australia.. One by one, golf clubs and courses are breaking under enormous financial pressures and a changing mindset and lifestyle of golfers. “But surely it won’t happen to OUR club,” I can hear you whisper. For those of […]
Last year, we initiated a nationwide research “project” to determine how far golfers walk during a round of 18 holes. We were curious as to how the distance on a golf course’s scorecard would compare to the actual distance a golfer walks during a round. We had long assumed that there is MUCH more walking […]
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 […]
US MASTERS champion Adam Scott has confirmed that he will return to Australia this summer to compete in the “Big 3″ Australian majors: the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Masters and The Australian Open.
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 […]
We get a lot of mail from readers concerning rake placement. Should they go inside the bunker? Outside the bunker? Should they be eliminated altogether?
Clubfitting and golf instruction technology has come a long way over the years. What was once the domain of elite touring professionals has slowly trickled down to the masses, allowing golfers of all levels to benefit from sports science’s most exciting breakthroughs.
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 […]
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 […]
WIN: An Oakley Prize Pack worth over $500 Inside Golf and Oakley are giving away an Oakley prize pack worth over $500! One lucky Inside Golf reader will win a pair of Cipher 2 shoes ($170 value), a Flak Jacket ($229 value) a Polo ($79 value) and Cap ($40 value) TOTAL value = $518 (Click […]
We’ve heard of “nearest point of relief”, but this is a bit wacky. In the quarterfinals of the Volvo World Match Play event in Bulgaria, Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts hit a wayward tee shot that flew over a toilet block, into a red-staked hazard. In determining the drop location from the hazard, the rules official determined […]
GOLF AUSTRALIA has announced that the handicap anchor will rise from four strokes to five strokes this month. In a letter to clubs last month, Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins outlined the reason for the change, noting the ‘seasonality’ of handicaps . “Under our current handicap system, handicaps in Australia are notably seasonal. On average, […]
The 2013 Masters will go down in Australian golf folklore as probably one of the most exciting, nerve-wracking, fist-pumping , heart-thumping, take-your-breath-away, get-the-monkey-off-our-backs golf tournaments in the history of our sport. For the rest of the world, however, it may be more remembered for a pair of incidents that may have irreparably changed the game. […]
Celebrate Adam Scott’s historic Masters victory at Augusta! This limited edition (ten pieces) official 2013 Masters Flag collage is matted and framed as shown, with three images, and an informative plaque, to an approximate overall size of 76x86x5 cm. Each piece is custom made and displayed on fabric. For information on purchasing one of […]
Andrew Tschudin showcases Toowoomba and City Golf Club
One of the most common flaws in any business or organisation (or, according to my wife, a marriage!) is a failure to communicate.
Get it right, and you’ll reap the rewards. Get it wrong, however, and you’ll be in the doghouse.
Inside Golf was the only Australian golf publication at this year’s PGA Merchandise show in Orlando, Florida. Over the coming months, we’ll show some of the coolest products we saw. Here are some of the early standouts. Alignment for putting is critical – being just one degree offline can mean the difference between a […]
The Board and members of The Eastern Golf Club have cause for celebration, as their planned relocation has overcome the final hurdle, clearing way to begin construction of their proposed 27-hole multi-million-dollar Greg Norman-designed facility in Melbourne’s Yarra Ranges. Following two years of challenges from developers, council and environmental organisations, the club has announced that […]
The new R1™ continues TaylorMade’s mastery of adjustable drivers by offering the greatest range of adjustability of any driver in the brand’s history. R1 gives the golfer 12 loft-sleeve settings and 7 face-angle positions, as well as two movable shot-shape weights. R1 also allows loft and face angle to be adjusted independently of each […]
53-year-old Peter Senior proved once again that age is no barrier to success, capturing the Emirates Australian Open amidst fading light and extreme conditions. With an even-par 72 in the windy and wild final round at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, Senior became the oldest golfer to lift the Stonehaven Cup, surpassing the legendary Peter Thomson who won at the age of 43 in 1972.
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The ongoing controversy surrounding the use of broomstick and belly putters via an ‘Anchored’ stroke took a dramatic turn recently, as golf’s governing bodies announced changes to the Rules of Golf that would prohibit anchoring the club against the body.
Driving down the main street of the tiny Victorian town of Marysville is a slightly surreal experience these days, not for what you see (for the view is truly beautiful), but rather for what you DON’T see. For a town that lost nearly all of its buildings to the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, one would expect to see charred trees, blackened bushes or frames of burned-down buildings. But you’d be hard-pressed to see any of that now.
It’s a question I’ve been pondering for years: how far does a golfer walk during a standard round of 18 holes? Sure, you could simply take the yardage on the scorecard, and then add “a little extra”, but when you think about it, there is much, much more walking done by the average golfer. So how does it all add up?
SGA Tour Ambassador Andy Lee from Hamish & Andy will tee it up alongside a group of celebrity golfers and amateur players in the first SGA Tour Charity Golf Day to support Movember. Played at the Old Course at The National Golf Club on the Mornington Peninsula, the “Drive For Show, Putt For Mo” event […]
I received a phone call the other day from a very frustrated junior golfer. “Why do members hate us juniors so much?” he asked. I was taken aback for a moment, as I pondered this rather unexpected question. It turns out that the club where he recently took up a junior membership had begun restricting […]
What is it with the media these days? Following Adam Scott’s unfortunate performance at The Open Championship, words like “Choke” and “Collapse” rushed to the fore throughout the media, with overdramatic journalists dredging up stories about Greg Norman’s 1996 Masters, or Jean Van de Veld’s 1999 Open Championship, or the other “greatest chokes in history” […]
A world away from the hustle and bustle of Australia, a visit to Norfolk Island is like stepping back in time. A journey to the quintessential ‘Small Town Australia’ and the simple, honest and organic way of life. Plus, there is some fantastic island golf!