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 […]

Jeffress, Higginbottom lead in Fiji

Jeffress, Higginbottom lead in Fiji

INSIDE GOLF columnist and Tour veteran Steven Jeffress, and young gun Jake Higginbottom are tied for the lead after three rounds at the Fiji International. Starting the day with a two shot lead, Higginbottom watched it quickly evaporate before maintaining his composure on a tough day to shoot 1-under 71 to be 8-under the card […]

Bali Bliss: Nirwana Bali Golf Club

Bali Bliss: Nirwana Bali Golf Club

Unlike many Australians, I had never been to Bali. I’d seen and heard plenty about it in the news – most notably the good (surfing & beaches), the bad (Schapelle Corby) and the ugly (loud and obnoxious Aussie travellers in Kuta). But I’d also recently heard some exceptionally great things about the golf. And that […]

Gardiners Run

Gardiners Run

Long known for its fabulous wineries, culinary delights and picturesque views, Melbourne’s Yarra Valley region is becoming increasingly known for its world-class golf. Already home to top-quality courses like The Heritage, Yering Meadows (formerly Croydon Golf Club) and RACV Healesville, the region has two exciting “New kids on the block”;  the upcoming Greg Norman-designed Eastern […]

Lynwood CC, Castle Hill RSL Club Group explore amalgamation

Lynwood CC, Castle Hill RSL Club Group explore amalgamation

SYDNEY’S Lynwood Country Club and Castle Hill RSL Club Group have announced the commencement of formal partnership discussions to pursue opportunities for amalgamation. Like many clubs across Australia, Lynwood has been challenged by the ongoing financial viability of the club, with increasing cost pressures, cashflow challenges and difficult trading conditions.  And they are not alone: […]

Tee it up at the 2014 Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic

Tee it up at the 2014 Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic

Now in its fifth year, the Mornington Peninsula Golf classic is one of the most popular annual golf events in the Melbourne area, representing world-class golf with all the excitement and fun that only the Mornington Peninsula can offer. The event has become one of the “Must Play” tournaments on the Victorian golf calendar, and […]

Making quick work of slow play (from the inside and out)

Making quick work of slow play (from the inside and out)

Slow play has become a major issue in the golfing industry, and it represents a significant threat to the long-term health of the game.  With five-hour rounds becoming the norm, golfers are abandoning the game in droves, and new players are hesitant to start out. This month, we present a complete “Inside and Out” strategy […]

WIN A six-month’s supply of Callaway Speed Regime Golf Balls

WIN A six-month’s supply of Callaway Speed Regime Golf Balls

Inside THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED. Golf and Callaway are giving away six dozen Callaway Speed Regime Golf Balls to one lucky reader – enough to (hopefully!) get you through the rest of 2014! With Speed Regime, the unique HEX Aerodynamics profile and overall construction of each golf ball maximizes its performance based on what each […]

Failing to plan/planning to fail

Failing to plan/planning to fail

THIS month, there are two key articles to which every golf club and Board should pay close attention. The first, “Report: major challenges ahead for clubs“, details the participation trends of today’s golfer. The second article, “Changing landscapes: courses on the move“ explores how some clubs are planning (or failing) to adapt to these trends. […]

Magic along the Murray River

Magic along the Murray River

Famous for its championship golf courses, idyllic blue skies, 300 days of sunshine each year, world-class wines, historic sites and picturesque landscape, the Murray River Region has long been a top destination for golfers looking to experience some of Australia’s best country layouts. This month, INSIDE GOLF explores some of our favourite destinations across this […]

The Great Aussie Golf Getaway

The Great Aussie Golf Getaway

Whether you’re planning a quiet getaway for two, or a massive annual golf weekend for the entire gang, Australia has myriad possibilities for a successful and enjoyable adventure. This month, we look at the top destinations across this fantastic golfing landscape of ours, evaluate some amazing Aussie courses, and check out some great tour operators. […]

Kodak or Fuji?

Kodak or Fuji?

The typewriter. Foldable maps.  The Yellow Pages. Film.  Inkwells.  Cassettes. Rotary telephones. Phonebooths. Fax machines. Cathode Ray Tubes. Pagers. Dot Matrix printers.  Vinyl records… Many of our readers will instantly recognise the items listed above. You may have even used them. At one point, each of these household items represented the cutting edge of technology […]

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