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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Inside Golf Issue 81: The Masters Preview

Inside Golf Issue 81: The Masters Preview

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 [...]

April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Radisson Resort Gold Coast

WIN! A Two-Night Gold Coast Holiday

This contest is now closed.
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.

April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More
WIN: One of Five copies of ‘The Big Miss’

WIN: One of Five copies of ‘The Big Miss’

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.

April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments More
TaylorMade Ghost manta

Win: A TaylorMade Ghost Manta Putter

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Inside Golf and TaylorMade are giving away a TaylorMade Ghost Manta putter to one lucky reader.

April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments More
TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company to acquire Adams Golf

TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company to acquire Adams Golf

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 [...]

March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Video: Back9 Network

Video: Back9 Network

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, [...]

March 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More
An illustration of the proposed Olympic course (Credit: Rio2016)

Gil Hanse selected to design Olympic Golf Course in Rio

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.

March 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Settlers Run

Amstel Golf Club to take over management of Settlers Run

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.

March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More
WIN: A Links Hope Island Privilege Card

WIN: A Links Hope Island Privilege Card

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.

March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More
PGA Professional Marcus Fraser at the TaylorMade Performance Lab

Inside the new TaylorMade Performance Lab

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.

February 28, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Win: a Bolle Prize Pack

Win: a Bolle Prize Pack

COMPETITION CLOSED.
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.

February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Inside Golf Digital – March 2012

Inside Golf Digital – March 2012

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.

February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Seeking: Part-Time or Contract Graphic Designer

Seeking: Part-Time or Contract Graphic Designer

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 [...]

February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
New Drivers for 2012

New Drivers for 2012

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!

February 18, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Jessica Korda (Photo by Bruce Young)

Korda wins epic playoff battle

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 [...]

February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Does Australia have too many golf courses?

Does Australia have too many golf courses?

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.

February 6, 2012 | 4 Comments More
Inside Golf Digital – February 2012

Inside Golf Digital – February 2012

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 [...]

February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments More
iPhone GPS apps now banned on course

iPhone GPS apps now banned on course

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 [...]

January 30, 2012 | 1 Comment More
(Photo courtesy of Lynn Hague)

Submit Stories to Inside Golf

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!

January 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Nathan Holman captures Master of the Amateurs

Nathan Holman captures Master of the Amateurs

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 [...]

January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Inside Golf Digital – January 2012

Inside Golf Digital – January 2012

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 [...]

January 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Calderwood Valley Golf Course for sale

Calderwood Valley Golf Course for sale

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 [...]

January 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Baggage excessive: travelling with golf clubs can be costly

Baggage excessive: travelling with golf clubs can be costly

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 [...]

January 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More
A Slippery Slope: How will the Slope System affect your handicap?

A Slippery Slope: How will the Slope System affect your handicap?

While the Australian Golf Handicapping system has undergone many changes recently, the announced delay of introducing the Slope system until 2013 has caused much distress among our readers, especially those who believe that Slope will be the “unifying” cure-all factor to fix the remaining issues surrounding handicaps. Many of the letters we receive each week [...]

December 21, 2011 | 16 Comments More
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

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
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.

November 23, 2011 More
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

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Inside Golf is giving away 5 Bushnell Neo Plus GPS units to Inside Golf readers.

October 31, 2011 More
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
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