Author Archive: Richard Fellner

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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Cape Kidnappers 15th green

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

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, [...]

December 17, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Cape Kidnappers 1st  tee

Cape Kidnappers Photo Gallery

Our photo gallery of the Cape Kidnappers golf course, rated by many as among the top golf layouts in the world.

December 17, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Survey names Inside Golf as Australia’s top golf magazine

Survey names Inside Golf as Australia’s top golf magazine

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 [...]

December 15, 2011 | 2 Comments More
Greg Norman

Join The Shark at the 2012 US Masters Tour

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 [...]

December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More
The glider that made the emergency landing on a Perth driving range

Talk about a Drop Zone: Plane lands on Perth driving range

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 [...]

December 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More
The National - Ocean Course

Mornington Peninsula 54-hole Tournament

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.

December 3, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Inside Golf Digital – December 2011

Inside Golf Digital – December 2011

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

November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Bolle Draft

WIN: One of Five Bollé Prize Packs

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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.

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Inside The Numbers: The Presidents Cup

Inside The Numbers: The Presidents Cup

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 [...]

November 20, 2011 | 2 Comments More
Inside Golf chats on ABC Radio National

Inside Golf chats on ABC Radio National

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, [...]

November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Daddo Charity Golf Day participants

Daddo Charity Golf Day

Join the famous Daddo family, together with their sporting and celebrity friends for a great golf day for a serious cause at the Daddo Charity Golf Day! Help the Daddo family help other families who care for those with a disability and raise invaluable funds for Independence Australia. Now in its seventh year, the successful [...]

November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Bushnell Neo+

WIN: One of 5 Bushnell Neo Plus GPS units

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Inside Golf is giving away 5 Bushnell Neo Plus GPS units to Inside Golf readers.

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Inside Golf Digital – November 2011

Inside Golf Digital – November 2011

Our November issue includes our A-Z preview of The Presidents Cup – including the course, the players and the predictions. Also, we report on the new golf course for King Island, share tips on getting the most from your golf lesson, and explore the latest golf gear to hit the market. PLUS: your chance to WIN one of five Bushnell Neo+ GPS units.

October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Rickie Fowler to compete at Coolum

Rickie Fowler to compete at Coolum

2010 US PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Rickie Fowler has added further fire power to the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola confirming he will be part of the 2011 line up from November 24- 27. 22-year-old Fowler, one of the hottest young prospects in world golf, will bring his unique style to the [...]

October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Eastern Golf Club's development site at Yering

Eastern Golf Club plays a provisional

The Board of Melbourne’s Eastern Golf Club has announced that a new planning application for their proposed relocation site at Yering has been lodged with the Shire of Yarra Ranges

October 17, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Peter Senior has used a long putter for over 20 years

The Long and the Short of it: should belly putters be illegal?

The use of belly putters has been a hot topic of late, with players like Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson and even Phil Mickelson choosing to add long putters to the bag. Following Bradley’s victory at the PGA Championship – the first ever Major won with a belly putter– discussion was rife about whether [...]

October 12, 2011 | 6 Comments More
Go the distance – Golf GPS Units

Go the distance – Golf GPS Units

Don’t buy a golf GPS unit or laser rangefinder until you read this review. Inside Golf explains how golf GPS units and laser rangefinders work, explore their pros and cons on the golf course, and review the best golf GPS units and golf laser rangefinders on the market.

October 8, 2011 | 3 Comments More
Inside Golf Digital – October 2011

Inside Golf Digital – October 2011

We measure up the latest GPS and Laser Rangefinders in golf, explore the Presidents Cup Teams, celebrate 100 years of the PGA of Australia and give away a TaylorMade Ghost Spider Putter! Open publication – Free publishing – More australia Tweet

October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Read the Centenary Issue of PGA Magazine

PGA Magazine – Centenary Issue

As the PGA of Australia celebrates their Centenary, we look back at the last 100 years, highlight some of the great moments in the PGA’s history, and see what’s in store for the future. 100-page special issue!   Open publication – Free publishing Tweet

September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Happy 100th Birthday to the PGA of Australia!

Happy 100th Birthday to the PGA of Australia!

On September 19th, 1911, a small group of golf professionals banded together and created what is now The PGA of Australia.  Today marks the 100th birthday of the Association – and Inside Golf is proud to offer a hearthy “Happy Birthday”!   Recently, PGA of Australia CEO Brian Thorburn launched the Association’s year-long Centenary celebrations, [...]

September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments More
New: Titleist Golf Ball Fitting App

New: Titleist Golf Ball Fitting App

You know that we love our apps and gadgets here at Inside Golf – especially if it helps you improve your game and lower your score. Titleist’s new Golf Ball Fitting app (Available free in the iTunes App Store) helps you find and fit the best Titleist golf ball for your game. Tour players know [...]

September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Inside Golf Digital – September 2011

Inside Golf Digital – September 2011

See how a new putter, new caddie and new attitude is helping Adam Scott take his game to the next level. Plus: we chat with cricketing legend Ricky Ponting, review Kooindah Waters Golf Course, and offer quick tips for pitching and chipping. And don’t forget to enter our massive Callaway giveaway, where you can win [...]

September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Fred Couples

It’s official: Couples chooses Tiger for Presidents Cup

US Team Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples has made it official: he is choosing Tiger Woods for one of his Captains Picks to represent the United States in the Presidents Cup this November. Surprisingly, this makes Tiger Woods the first official player to compete in the event, as the final teams will not be set [...]

August 26, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Stolz revival rolls on with Thailand Open victory

Stolz revival rolls on with Thailand Open victory

Australian Andre Stolz secured his second victory of the season on OneAsia when he triumphed in the US$1million Thailand Open after an enthralling head to head battle with Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng. Stolz, who won the season opening US$1million Indonesia PGA Championship in March, fired a final round nine-under-par 63 to beat Prayad by two shots [...]

August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Presidents Cup: Norman Selects Tim Clark as Captain’s Assistant

Presidents Cup: Norman Selects Tim Clark as Captain’s Assistant

South Africa’s Tim Clark has been named a captain’s assistant for The Presidents Cup International Team.  Clark was selected by International Team Captain Greg Norman, who made the announcement during a private meeting of potential International Team members during the PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Atlanta, Ga. The Presidents Cup will return [...]

August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Inside Golf Digital – August 2011

Inside Golf Digital – August 2011

The August issue features our chat with Aussie Superstar Jason Day on his ‘Quest to be The Best’. We share Steve Bann’s 4-step pre-shot routine, preview the PGA Championship and look at Golf Course Real Estate in Australia. Plus: your chance to WIN the ultimate Callaway Prize Pack in our “Live the Life of a Callaway Tour Pro” giveaway.

July 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More
WIN: Live the Life of a Callaway Tour Pro

WIN: Live the Life of a Callaway Tour Pro

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Enter our ‘Live the Life of a Callaway Tour Pro’ giveaway, and you could win a complete ‘head-to-toe’ Callaway makeover – clubs, bag, shoes, glove, balls…the works!

July 26, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Tiger Woods and Steve Williams

Tiger Woods splits with Steve Williams

The rumour has now been confirmed. Tiger Woods has dumped his caddie of 13 years, New Zealander Steve Williams. Woods announced the split via his website, stating: “I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it’s time for a change. Stevie is an outstanding caddie and a [...]

July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Preview: The Open Championship

Preview: The Open Championship

Say what you will about the other Majors, but for the true golf purist there’s nothing that compares to The Open Championship. For over 150 years, this historic event has seen the world’s best players battle on the toughest courses for one of the most prized trophies in the game, the illustrious Claret Jug. This [...]

July 8, 2011 | 1 Comment More
The membership model is (nearly) dead

The membership model is (nearly) dead

It’s time for clubs to face the facts: the traditional membership model is stuck in the rough. This became blatantly apparent to me as I recently shopped around for a club to join. Having received the “OK” from my wife to spend some of our ‘hard-earned’ on a membership, I embarked on a quest to [...]

June 30, 2011 | 12 Comments More
Inside Golf Issue 72

Inside Golf Digital – July 2011

Issue 72 of Inside Golf features our preview of the Open Championship, our review of the spectacular Barnbougle Dunes & Lost Farm Golf courses, our golfing visit to Tropical North Queensland, tips on putting and posture, and your chance to win tickets to the Presidents Cup.   (If you have problems opening the publication, it [...]

June 28, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Flashback: A young Rory McIlroy chipping into a washing machine

Flashback: A young Rory McIlroy chipping into a washing machine

Proving that he’s had the skills from an early age, here’s a clip of a 9-year-old Rory McIlroy on TV chipping “airballs” into his Mum’s washing machine. How CUTE was he! (If the video doesn’t load, access it here) Tweet

June 22, 2011 | 2 Comments More
Bryden Macpherson (Photo courtesy R&A/Getty & Golf Australia)

Aussie Bryden Macpherson wins 2011 Amateur Championship in England

Australia’s Bryden Macpherson has won the 116th Amateur Championship, at Hillside Golf Club in England’s north west. The 20-year-old from Melbourne defeated Scotland’s Michael Stewart 3&2 in the 36-hole final, to make sure of a place in The Open Championship at Royal St George’s next month, and an invitation to the 2012 Masters Tournament at [...]

June 19, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Bubba, Rickie, Ben and Hunter go all ‘boy band’

Bubba, Rickie, Ben and Hunter go all ‘boy band’

If you miss the “Boy Bands” of late, check out this hilarious music video featuring Bubba Watson, Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan. (We love Bubba’s shoes.) Tweet

June 15, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Play with the most used balls in golf

Play with the most used balls in golf

Pure golfing GOLD. Tweet

June 7, 2011 | 1 Comment More
PING club assembly

Behind the scenes at PING Headquarters, Arizona

It started as a small, garage-based business, and grew into one of the largest American manufacturers of golf clubs. Inside Golf made the trek to Phoenix, Arizona, to peer at the inner workings of PING, one of the world’s most innovative golf club manufacturers. What do you do when the putts just don’t drop? Get [...]

June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Inside Golf Digital – June 2011

Inside Golf Digital – June 2011

The June issue of Inside Golf previews the upcoming US Open golf tournament,  goes behind the scenes at PING Headquarters and explores the best golf courses in Perth. Plus: we share top golf tips from the newest member of our team, Steve Bann, and we say goodbye to the great Seve Ballesteros. (If you have [...]

May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More
New Golf Handicapping system formula announced

New Golf Handicapping system formula announced

In response to the growing debate (and controversy) surrounding Australia’s new golf handicapping system, Golf Australia has announced a new formula which will be used to calculate golfers’ handicaps. In a letter to Australian golf clubs, new Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins detailed the upcoming changes, stating in part that: ”The Board believes that the proposed [...]

May 31, 2011 | 8 Comments More
Scoopon

Is Scoopon good for golf?

In our many visits to golf clubs these days, there is one word that keeps popping up: Scoopon. GMs and marketing managers are all abuzz about the phenomenon, but they are equally wary about how it may affect their clubs in the future. If you’re not familiar with it, Scoopon.com.au is a website that sells [...]

May 30, 2011 | 12 Comments More
Gambling is illegal at Bushwood, Sir…

Gambling is illegal at Bushwood, Sir…

The proposed new laws that would place bet limits on poker machines are causing quite a stir – especially around the golf course. The Proposal – which would require pre-commitment technology to be placed on poker machines in all clubs and hotels across Australia – is intended to reduce problem gambling. Greg Mills, CEO of [...]

May 20, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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