The 2011 Inside Golf Digital Instruction Guide (sponsored by Titleist) features a full range of tips, drills and instruction covering every part of the game. From the first drive to the final putt, you’ll find something to help you get the most out of your game! (If you are having problems loading the guide, click [...]
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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Round 3 of the Re/Max World Long Drive Championships Australia was held in windy and wet conditions at Palm Meadows Driving Range. With a 15mph headwind, and plenty of wet weather, contestants had their work cut out for them. By day’s end, Stephen Kennedy had taken top honours, with an impressive 304m blast. OPENS Finish [...]
After many months of controversy, debate and “19th hole” banter, Australia’s new Golf Handicapping System is set to get a bit of a facelift, as Golf Australia has released findings from a statistical analysis of the current system, and detailed the steps that will be made in coming months in order to improve the system. [...]
In our May 2011 issue, Inside Golf and GolfBuddy are giving away a GolfBuddy GPS World Platinum unit (a $499 value) to one lucky entrant. The GolfBuddy GPS World Platinum (www.gpsgolfbuddy.com.au) is a powerful, interactive, touchscreen GPS rangefinder designed to give golfers the ultimate game management tool. You can track, record and analyse playing statistics and [...]
The May 2011 issue of Inside Golf features an in-depth look at “Young Gun” Rory McIlroy and explores the Great Australian Golf Getaway (including tips on the age-old tradition of the Annual Boys’ Golf Weekend). Plus, we share top tips on iron play, putting and how you can improve your fitness. Simply click on the [...]
Leading luxury lifestyle golf clothing brand Ready2Golf have recently launched their new websitewww.r2golf.com and facebook page www.facebook.com/ready2golf . To launch their sites they are running a promotion to win a round of golf at Moonah Links with their brand ambassador, Collingwood Premiership player Chris Dawes. To enter, all you need to do is ‘Like’ Ready2Golf, [...]
Tickets for The Presidents Cup 2011 are officially on sale, and interest is expected to be extremely high for the much anticipated team competition set to play at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club from November 15-20, 2011. Fans are encouraged to explore the variety of ticket options to enjoy the best that the game of [...]
Going to a Demo Day is one of the best ways to test the latest gear available. But just rocking up and banging out balls willy nilly is not necessarily the best way to evaluate the effectiveness of a golf club. Here’s how to get the most out of the Demo Day.
Australian Ian McConchie makes golf grips, with the not-so-little Aussie battler taking on the biggest golf companies in the US and beating them at their own game. What started more than 15 years ago has now begun to prosper, with the 6’2”, 280lb McConchie producing a range of quality and innovative leather golf grips which [...]
The April 2011 issue of Inside Golf features our US Masters Preview, advice on how to approach a golf Demo Day, the latest news on Australia’s National Golf Handicap changes, and even delves into how you can be a better player by watching Caddyshack! Simply click on the image below to open the magazine in [...]
March 19th will be forever remembered as an historic day at Melbourne’s Eastwood Golf Club. On that fateful Saturday, an amazing event occured– one that has never happened before: three people scored an Ace on the same hole, on the same day. Two of those people were even in the same group! It all happened [...]
Last month saw one of the most unique Pro-Am events on the Australian golfing calendar. The 2011 Phillip Island Golf Club Linfox Pro-Am Extravaganza featured an unprecedented three consecutive days of Pro-Am golf; featuring Lady Professionals, Senior Professionals (Legends) and the Touring Professionals. Inside Golf made the trek to Phillip Island to play in the [...]
One of Melbourne’s favourite regional courses is set to take centre stage this year, as the 2011 Phillip Island Linfox Pro-Am Extravaganza tees off from March 18
Now THIS is quality television! Watch PGA professional Brad Faxon hit a golf ball out of spaghetti, popcorn and jelly. Tweet
Watch PGA Tour professional Brad Faxon tackle the toughest lies imaginable, from thick rough to popcorn and even jelly. Tweet
You may remember in November that we featured young “Rising Star” Matthew Samen-Curtis — a 14-year-old Pennant Team player at Caloundra Golf Club. Matthew had unexpectedly found himself atop the leaderboard following regulation play at the inaugural Glasshouse Mountains OPEN Amateur Championships. Following a six-way playoff against a very difficult field, Matthew was pipped at [...]
This is an opportunity to help regional golf Clubs, who even in normal circumstances have limited resources, and who now have been hard hit by the recent floods.
In the March 2011 issue of Inside Golf, we chat with “young gun” Rickie Fowler, delve into the world of golf club counterfeiting, share secrets of controlling your emotions on the golf course, and offer instruction and tips for junior and senior golfers. Plus, all the usual news, reviews, events and latest gear to hit our shores.
Aaron Baddeley fired a closing round 69 to finish 12-under-par at the Northern Trust Open at Pacific Palisades, winning the event by two shots over Fiji’s Vijay Singh. Baddeley showed composure throughout the round, and found himself 3-under after the 10th. But a double bogey on the 12th threw a wrench into the works, opening [...]
Cleveland® Golf’s Launcher® Ultralite Driver series consists of drivers in three distinct weight classes — The XL270, SL290 and the TL310–each strategically engineered to deliver a unique combination of feel, workability and head speed.
Titleist takes long game performance and fitting to a new level with the introduction of the tour-proven 910F and 910F-d fairway metals and 910H hybrids.
In Rubbing Shoulders with The Greats, Brian Twite offers a selection of short, practical tips and golfing tales that we found engaging and unique. In truth, we couldn’t put it down.
Titleist, the #1 ball in golf, launches the most technologically advanced Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls yet. Titleist once again raises the standard for quality and performance by making the most trusted and best selling golf balls even better.
Counterfeit golf equipment is a growing problem for golfers and the golf industry. Here’s what the golf industry is doing to thwart the counterfeiters, and what you can do to ensure that you aren’t a victim.
Tiger Woods made a winning start to his 2011 campaign in Dubai, pairing up with partner Mark O’Meara to win the 9-hole Omega Dubai Desert Classic Challenge Match at the Emirates Golf Club. The pair birdied the last hole to post four-under-par 23 on the short 9-hole, par-27 course. They finished two shots ahead of [...]
Inside Golf Magazine announces the launch of their new social media-integrated website and iPad platform to support their market-leading independent golf publication.
Australia’s Jarrod Lyle has become only the 8th player in history to Ace the par-3 16th “party hole’ at TPC Scottsdale. Here’s the video! Tweet
What happens when more golfers discover they can “book their next round online”?
In the February issue of Inside Golf, we chat with Australia’s ‘man of steel’ Peter Senior. We review Western Australia’s Secret Harbour Golf Links, explore the courses around the NSW South Coast, and offer the latest gear, tips and news for golf around Australia.
Just a short drive north of Melbourne, The Craigieburn Sporting Club is a great place for a bit of golfing fun.
Announcing: The Inside Golf “Carpark to the 19th” Course Experience Ratings Historically, golf course rankings have been written by golf pros, journalists, course architects and industry professionals. The ratings have been based on features like design, condition, length, number of hazards, etc, with sometimes a hint at the “Wow Factor”. And while these rankings are [...]
On a recent trip to the ACT, we were fortunate enough to have a quick play on this enjoyable track. This 6300-metre par-72 championship layout is certainly one of the more enjoyable inland courses in the area, and requires solid ballstriking if you want to do well. Designed by James Herd Scott in 1954, the [...]
While Victoria’s best golf courses are generally found in Melbourne’s Sandbelt or along the Mornington Peninsula, a new course in Melbourne’s outer west, Eynesbury, is beginning to turn some heads in the social golfing community. The recent host of the Victorian Social Golf Club Championships (VSGCC), Eynesbury’s course and homestead offer an endearing combination of [...]
Great golf in Victoria isn’t limited to the Mornington Peninsula or the Sandbelt. A short trip down the famed Surf Coast offers a variety of challenging and picturesque seaside courses that offer a true test of golf. The Stuart Appleby-designed Sands Torquay is one of these courses. Though still a relatively young course, it has [...]
In June 2009, the Croydon Golf Club packed up and moved from their long-time residence at Dorset Road to their shiny new home in the Yarra Valley. Featuring an impressive 27-hole Ross Watson-designed course, a 15 hectare walnut grove and a modern clubhouse with all the amenities, the new facility is certain to grow into one of Melbourne’s premier courses.
Malaysia is a well kept secret in the golfing world. Those “in the know” regard many of its world-class courses as a true challenge, while the mixture of spectacular scenery in the mountains, rainforests and sea-side settings is, to some, second to none.
Here is a gentle reminder about some of the more game-speeding rules of golf course etiquette.
It takes only a few seconds to fix a pitch mark, yet I see so many players fail to do it (and they are usually the ones who complain the most about bumpy greens). Here is the correct way to fix a pitch mark on a green.
The next time you’re lining up a putt, gauging the distance to the green, or simply just trying to make contact with the ball, imagine what it would be like to accomplish the feat without being able to see.