GOLF social clubs and social golfers who get their handicaps via the Golf Access Australia program will be facing an important decision in the following months, as the GAA Handicapping program is undergoing a major transition, starting in Victoria.
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Richard Fellner is the Group Editor of Inside Golf Magazine. Winner of multiple Australian Golf Media Awards -- including "Best Column" in 2011-2012--he has played and reviewed courses all over the world, and has interviewed the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. He has been interviewed by Channel7 News, ABC News Radio, Melbourne Talk Radio 1377, 2GB and many other outlets worldwide.
Originally from the US (but now a proud Melburnian) Richard is a true Golf Tragic -- having played the game for over 35 years (but has never gotten any better.)
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In the continuing struggle to retain members, and attract the ever-important junior contingent, some clubs are beginning to relax the traditional dress codes. White socks and collared shirts still reign supreme, but it seems that more clubs are starting to “turn a blind eye” to the more creatively-attired players these days. It’s a neon-coloured grey area.
Australia’s most read golf magazine, Inside Golf, continues to break new ground in the Australian Golf Publishing industry while maintaining their unparalleled growth in both the print and digital arenas. With the launch of the new Inside Golf iPad app, readers can now access Interactive Replicas of each issue on their mobile devices, including iPads [...]
Corporate Golf events are still one of the best ways to reward loyal clients, engage with potential clients, or simply have a fun day out with employees and colleagues. As golf is one of Australia’s highest participant sports, it’s a good bet that the majority of your business contacts will include some golf lovers. And [...]
THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. Callaway Golf has launched a brand-new campaign that allows you to bring bold and vibrant colours to your game. This month, Inside Golf and Callaway are giving one lucky reader a fantastic prize to “Colour Your Game”. Up for grabs is a custom-fit RAZR Fit Driver (your choice of colour), towel, polo, bag, balls and cap. Now you can stand out from the crowd, and dare to be different!
Many clubs are failing to embrace a new way of thinking as they try to attract new members (or retain existing ones). Here are a few things your club can do to generate more interest by prospective members
In the April issue of Inside Golf, we chat with Australia’s Aaron Baddeley about his chances at Augusta, and rate the other Aussie hopefuls in the field, including young amateur Bryden Macpherson. We play 18 holes with Jarrod Moseley and discuss his return to golf, while we also get Karrie Webb’s insight into designing an [...]
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Inside Golf and the Radisson Resort Gold Coast are offering readers the chance to win a two night holiday at one of Queensland’s premier resorts.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. The Big Miss, Hank Haney’s new (and controversial) book on coaching Tiger Woods will hit the shelves soon, and with it should come a plethora of water cooler and 19th hole discussions.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Inside Golf and TaylorMade are giving away a TaylorMade Ghost Manta putter to one lucky reader.
The adidas Group and Adams Golf, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADGF) today announced that the TaylorMade-adidas Golf business segment has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Adams Golf for $10.80 per share in cash. The transaction value is approximately $ 70 million (approximately € 53 million), which represents a premium [...]
Mention the name Clint Eastwood, and you may conjure memories of old westerns, Dirty Harry, a string of blockbuster films, Academy Awards and, of course, Pebble Beach and Carmel, California. But soon, you can add Golf Network Producer to the resume. Eastwood has been named creative board chairman and founding shareholder of the Back9 Network, [...]
In what may be a stunning surprise to many, US-based Hanse Golf Course Design won the bid to design the golf course in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games in 2016, beating out industry favourites including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Gary Player and Peter Thomson.
In a continuing sign that consolidation is growing more common in the Australian golf industry, Amstel Golf Club has announced that it has acquired the management and operational rights of the Greg-Norman-designed Settlers Run Golf and Country Club, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.
The agreement, which is set to begin in July, will see Amstel take over operations from incumbent Troon Golf, while members of both courses, thus allowing members of both clubs to gain access to each course.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. LINKS Hope Island recently announced the launch of the Links Privilege Card – a program designed to attract beginners, non-golfing families and social golfers to enjoy the course and facilities of Links Hope Island.
Clubfitting has come a long way over the last few years, with launch monitors, video technology and clubfitting experts guiding you along the way. But recently, TaylorMade launched a new technology that may represent the future of consumer clubfitting.
Inside Golf and Bollé are giving away a Bollé pack including a pair of Bollé Draft sunglasses, a Bollé Sports Bag and cap to a selected Inside Golf reader.
The March issue of Inside Golf features our exclusive interview with Aussie golfer Nick O’Hern, and reveals how Nick is battling back to regain his top form. Also: we look at Greg Norman’s return to golf, explore the latest gear and gadgets from the PGA Show in the US and uncover the top Corporate Golf venues in Victoria. PLUS: Instruction articles on escaping bunkers, eliminating slicing, improving your posture, enhancing your swing through beach training and how to get a proper Body Turn. All that and the latest golf news, reviews, events, fun and your stories, letters and opinions.
Inside Golf –Australia’s Most Read Golf Magazine — is looking for a Part-Time or Contract Graphic Designer to join our ever-growing team. Working across a variety of Print and Digital/iPad publications and websites in our portfolio — including Inside Golf, IG Digital, PGA Magazine, iseekgolf.com and others — the successful candidate will be responsible for [...]
Check out the latest drivers to hit the golf market in 2012. See the new “Big Dogs” from Callaway Golf, PING, Cleveland, TaylorMade and TourEdge. With adjustable weights, adjustable shafts, bigger faces and snazzier looks, there is something for everyone!
In one of the most thrilling and tense playoff finishes ever seen in a golf tournament (Mens or Womens), 18-year-old American Jessica Korda won the ISPS HANDA Womens Australian Open following a dramatic six-way playoff at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Korda — the Round 3 leader — was cruising along nicely in the final [...]
While Australia has the third highest number of golf courses per capita in the world, many in the Australian golf industry believe strongly that there are simply too many golf courses to go around, and that consolidation is the key. This means that some courses will be forced to close their doors permanently or amalgamate with neighbouring clubs.
The big GEAR issue is here, featuring the latest golf gear in Australia for 2012 from the major manufacturers. Plus: Learn how to avoid 10 Killer Cliches in golf, explore beautiful golf courses in the NSW South Coast, and see how the industry is tacking online counterfeiting. All that and the latest Australian golf news [...]
While the USGA’s new rules for 2012 generated a lot of headlines regarding situations like the wind affecting the ball, raking bunkers, etc., one new rule was almost lost in the fray, and affects anyone who uses iPhones or other smartphones with GPS programs. At the heart of the matter is the fact that smartphones [...]
Inside Golf is opening our pages to you, our loyal and passionate readers. We’re rewriting the book (so to speak) on what goes inside a golf magazine. And you are calling the shots! From reader-submitted course write-ups, to equipment reviews, to golf course photography and even fictional stories, poems, jokes and more, we’re setting aside space in every issue for your interesting and fun content. In essence, we’re making Inside Golf YOUR magazine!
Nathan Holman has triumphed in this year’s Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, finishing 5 shots ahead of his nearest competitor after dominating the field throughout most of the tournament. A member at Woodlands Golf Club (and previous winner of the Victorian Amateur Championship and Riversdale Cup in 2011) , Holman had [...]
In the first issue of 2012, we look at Tiger Woods clawing his way back – are we better for it? Also, check out our complete report card for Australia’s golf tour professionals in 2011, and what to expect in 2012. We review New Zealand’s Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, and share the top tips for [...]
The picturesque Calderwood Valley Golf Course, near Wollongong, NSW, has been put up for sale. Nestled at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, Calderwood is known for its beautiful scenery, challenging layout, and its connection to nature. The par-70, 18-hole public golf course was designed by Ken Mackay from McKay and Sons Golf Course [...]
While carrying more that 14 clubs in your bag can earn you a penalty in most golf tournaments, it can apparently cost you much more when checking your bag on an airline in the US. Airlines like U.S. Airways are beginning to enforce strict penalties if you include things like clothes, hats and the like [...]
Rated by many as among the top golf layouts in the world, the Cape Kidnappers golf course offers a combination of breathtaking scenery and world-class golf like no other. Inside Golf ventured to this unique kiwi destination to experience this beauty for ourselves. “Is it normally this windy here?” I asked, holding onto my cap, [...]
Our photo gallery of the Cape Kidnappers golf course, rated by many as among the top golf layouts in the world.
A recent independent survey by Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS) has revealed that Inside Golf is the most regularly read golf magazine in Australia, beating the popular newsstand and subscription magazines by a significant margin. SMS’ August/September 2011 Golf Consumer Survey, which is administered at golf courses twice yearly on behalf of the major golf manufacturers [...]
Ultimate Sports Tours has announced that they have signed Greg Norman for their Ultimate US Masters Tour in April 2012. 16 guests of Ultimate Sports Tours will get the amazing opportunity to play a round of Golf with Norman on the members only Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. The course designed by Norman himself, is [...]
Golfers at Perth’s The Links Kennedy Bay received quite a shock recently when an aerobatic fixed wing aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on the course’s driving range. The Sportavia/Fournier RF-4D power-glider lost power around 12:30 on Dec 7, while doing practice manoeuvres 3000ft above the course, causing the pilot (reported only as [...]
THE Mornington Peninsula will be on show to golfers across the country from May 1-3 as the region prepares to host its third annual Mornington Peninsula 54-hole Tournament. Courses include Portsea, Cape Schanck and The National.
In the December issue of Inside Golf, we give our recap of The Presidents Cup; share our favourite Christmas gifts for golf; chat with Peter Senior; cover the new USGA Rules for Golf, and give you a chance to WIN one of five Bolle Prize packs. Open publication – Free publishing Tweet
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Inside Golf and Bollé are giving away 5 Bollé packs including a pair of Bollé Draft sunglasses, a Bollé Sports Bag and cap to selected Inside Golf readers.
The team from The United States captured the 2011 Presidents Cup today, which was held under perfect conditions at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. The Internationals put up a valiant effort in the Sunday singles matches, but despite taking 6 out of the 12 matches, they were unable to overcome the deficit that had built up [...]
Inside Golf was invited to be a guest on ABC Radio National, where we joined a panel including Stephen Pitt (Golf Australia CEO), Mike Clayton (Course Designer), and Matt Tudor (Technical Representative from Callaway Golf) to discuss a variety of topics surrounding golf: Declining club memberships, the advances in technology, the state of Junior Golf, [...]