Golf Australia outlines components of new handicapping system

Golf Australia outlines components of new handicapping system

GOLF AUSTRALIA has released a list of the major components comprising the national golf handicapping system. In a letter to Club captains on June 1, Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins summarised the work done to date on the new GA Handicap System, and outlined the components of what is yet to be implemented. No firm […]

Major components of the Golf Australia Handicap System

Major components of the Golf Australia Handicap System

The new Handicapping system for Australian golfers has a variety of changes and aspects from previous systems. Here is the breakdown of the major components. (Note: as per the recent letter from Golf Australia, not all of the components have been implemented. These have been labelled with TBI. Full implementation is expected in the latter part of […]

Knicker(bockers) in a knot: The ‘Attire’ debate on the golf course

Knicker(bockers) in a knot: The ‘Attire’ debate on the golf course

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.

Inside Golf launches iPad App; boosts print circulation

Inside Golf launches iPad App; boosts print circulation

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 […]

WIN: Colour Your Game with Callaway!

WIN: Colour Your Game with Callaway!

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!

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, […]

Amstel Golf Club to take over management of 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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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!

Korda wins epic playoff battle

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Submit Stories to Inside Golf

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

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, […]

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 […]

Join The Shark at the 2012 US Masters Tour

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 […]

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