What goes into the design of today’s high-tech golf balls? In this Q&A with Dave Bartels, Senior Director, Callaway Golf Ball R&D, we discover the “ins” and “outs” of creating high-performance balls for a variety of players. How did you find your way into golf ball engineering? I was working as an engineer at [...]
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Nestled alongside the picturesque Murray River, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort is the perfect resort destination in which you can experience immaculate greens under idyllic blue skies over the winter months. Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort has 45 holes on offer – two 18-hole courses, the Lake and the Murray, as well as a short [...]
Arabian nights, belly dancing beauties and sandy sultans aside, a visit to the gleaming city of Dubai will indulge your senses. A fusion of old and new harmoniously entwined hits you from the moment you step off the plane. Men wearing dishdash, driving Mercedes and Porsches on their way to their ultra-modern office skyscraper. But [...]
Simon Khan put his play-off defeat in the BMW PGA Championship behind him to secure one of the 12 spots on offer in the US Open qualifier at Walton Heath. Khan admitted he had a sleepless night after losing to Italian Matteo Manassero on the fourth extra hole at Wentworth in The European Tour’s flagship [...]
The new beginning for the Australian PGA Championship is off to a flying start with the appointment of Graham Marsh Golf Design as designers at RACV Royal Pines Resort. The appointment follows hard on the heels of RACV’s commitment to invest at least $5 million in improving the challenge of the course and establishing it [...]
The United States Golf Association (USGA) and The R&A, golf’s governing bodies, have announced the adoption of Rule 14-1b of the Rules of Golf that prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke. The new Rule will take effect on January 1, 2016, in accordance with the regular four-year cycle for changes to the Rules [...]
Australian Matthew Griffin won his second OneAsia title in less than a year when the final round of the SK Telecom Open was called off without a shot being played because of thick fog at Pinx Golf Club on Korea’s Jeju Island. Griffin can credit a spectacular 40 foot putt from off the back of [...]
The International Federation of PGA Tours, an organization of the top professional golf tours in the world that sanctions the World Golf Championships and the World Cup of Golf, is proud to join the State of Victoria and the International Golf Association in announcing that the 2013 World Cup of Golf will return to The [...]
Brett Rumford became the first Australian to win back to back European Tour titles for more than 40 years with a short game masterclass at the Volvo China Open.
Australia’s Brett Rumford showed he is the man for the big occasion when he prevailed in a three-way play-off with compatriot Marcus Fraser and Scotland’s Peter Whiteford to win the €2,205,000 (Approximately US$2.8 million) Ballantine’s Championship.
Just a few months after winning the gold jacket in the Australian Masters, Adam Scott has finally delivered the goods for Australian golf — taking home the green US Masters Jacket in dramatic fashion over Angel Cabrera in the dusk at Augusta National. First, Scott made an out-of-this world putt on the 72nd hole in [...]
Terry North has been performing Stand-up for 15 years, has toured Australia, performed New Zealand and off course the UK. Before this he worked on the European Golf Tour for nine years. Put the two together and you get “FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN” If you love golf, or even if you just like it a bit, [...]
Local favourite Stacey Keating capped off a tremendous summer by winning her State Open, the Women’s Victorian Open, which was played at the magnificent Thirteenth Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads. Keating’s goals at the start of the ALPG season included performing better at home than her had done in the past two years and putting [...]
The PGA of Australia has confirmed the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola has found a new home on Queensland’s Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines.
“Any nervous flyers among us?” asked the helicopter pilot as we took off to descend Hanglip Mountain. My sister yelled “NO!” which gave him the nod to take off and soar down over the cliff, followed by the most extreme acrobatics that gave us an incredible adrenalin rush. Firmly belted in, headphones on, and eyes [...]
Amateur golfers will compete for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes when the Ultimate Skins event returns to the Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines from 30 June – 4 July 2013.
Turkey is fast becoming one of the most popular countries to travel to, and has an enormous amount to offer its visitors. Its past history of rulers, invaders and conquers have left a legacy of fascinating and interesting history and sights that will keep you wanting to learn and discover more. Istanbul is the first [...]
American Matt Kuchar was the last man standing at the WGC – Accenture Match Play Championship, taking the top prize with a 2&1 win over Hunter Mahan in the final day at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Arizona. Poulter, who played brilliantly in his quarter-final win over Steve Stricker on the Saturday evening, was beaten [...]
Australian Karrie Webb has won the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters for an incredible eighth time and in doing so she equals Sam Snead’s record for most wins of a single tournament. Snead won the Greater Greensboro Open eight times in a run spanning four decades. Webb first won here in 1998 and her most recent [...]
In terms of scenic beauty, the Mid-North Coast and the Northern Rivers of New South Wales are unsurpassed. And when it comes to golf, this stretch of NSW manages to combine the attraction of a resort golf destination with the charm of friendly local clubs.
The Australian Golf Writers Association (AGWA) last week announced the winners of the 2011-2012 Australian Golf Media Awards, an annual event honouring excellence in golf media. Inside Golf editor Richard Fellner has been awarded the highly esteemed “Best Column – Print” award for his Starters Box column, which has generated acclaim over the past 12 months for its “outside of the box” viewpoints.
South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel romped to a commanding 11-shot victory at the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday to end a frustrating 20-month title drought since winning the 2011 Masters Tournament.
Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell finished three shots clear of Keegan Bradley to win the World Challenge presented by Northwestern Mutual in California. The European Ryder Cup star banked a cheque for $1,000,000 as a result of finishing 17 under for the week, as well as ending a two year wait since his last victory. The [...]
The World Golf Hall of Fame Museum will induct Willie Park Jr. as part of the Class of 2013. Along with his father, World Golf Hall of Fame member Willie Park Sr., Park helped form one of the legendary families in golf history. He is the third member of the Class of 2013 and will [...]
PGA TOUR winners Kyle Stanley and Marc Leishman join John Senden and Robert Allenby as the latest players to confirm their place at the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from 6-9 December.
Adam Scott believes that the US$6 million Barclays Singapore Open stands up as one of the pinnacles of Asian golf as he this year attempts to win the respected title for a fourth time. The World Number Six, whose challenge will commence at Sentosa Golf Club from November 8-11 against a stellar line-up including World [...]
Bo Van Pelt prevailed in an all-American battle with Jason Dufner to win the ISPS HANDA Perth International at Lake Karrinyup, winning with a tournament total of 16-under par. Starting the final round with a one stroke lead, Van Pelt was in control of the tournament throughout the day, posting a final round of 68 to secure the win by two shots.
Australian Stacey Keating came from three shots behind overnight leader Diana Luna of Italy to capture the Lacoste Ladies Open de France at Chantaco Golf Club, and her second straight LET victory.
Australia’s Summer of Golf is set to benefit from another world-class star, as World number 5 Justin Rose has confirmed he will play in the Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney from December 6-9. Rose won the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March and capped an exceptional year with a runner-up finish at the Tour [...]
Defending champion Greg Chalmers and former winners Geoff Ogilvy (2008) and Greg Norman (1984, 1985) have confirmed their entry into this year’s 2012 Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola at the Palmer Coolum Resort from December 13-16. “Last year’s Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola was the most successful staged in recent history, attracting a [...]
Ever dreamed of owning your own championship golf course? Well, here is your chance. One of Victoria’s finest public golf courses, Eagle Ridge on the Mornington Peninsula, is for sale. Owned by the Russo family since 1995, the course has been put up for sale.
Terry Price completed the most dominant victory of the 2012 European Senior Tour season with a final round of five under par 67 to record a stunning six-shot win over Marc Farry and Barry Lane at Winston Golf.
Australian Matthew Griffin scored the biggest win of his professional career on Sunday with a one-stroke victory at the 2012 Charity High1 Resort Open in Korea’s Gangwon-do province. The 29-year-old Melburnian held his nerve in a topsy-turvy final round for an even-par 72 that gave him a nine-under total of 278 and the winner’s cheque of around U.S. $178,000.
Rory McIlroy overturned a three shot final round deficit to squeeze past South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen and win the Deutsche Bank Championship by one stroke.
The World Number One’s final round 67 gave him victory with a 20 under par total of 264, just ahead of former Open Champion Oosthuizen, whose late surge was not quite enough as he finished with a 71.
World number nine Adam Scott, eight-time Major champion Tom Watson, defending champion Greg Chalmers and former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy are the first big names to confirm they will be part of the action at this year’s Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club from 6-9 December.
Australian Marcus Fraser has jumped into the top spot on the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit after finishing tied second in the Omega European Masters in Switzerland. Fraser earned US$174,354 at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club to increase his season’s tally to US$448,710, some US$8,500 ahead of previous leader Jbe Kruger of South Africa who missed the halfway cut last week.
2011 Masters Tournament champion Charl Schwartzel and World Number Nine Jason Dufner are the first global stars to be announced for the Perth International, to be played at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Western Australia, from October 18-21.
Rory McIlroy held off a brave challenge from Ryder Cup teammate Ian Poulter to win the US PGA Championship in record-breaking fashion at Kiawah Island. The 23 year old Northern Irishman claimed his second Major Championship, like his first, by eight shots, although the final margin of victory did not do justice to the extraordinary [...]
Englishman Chris Wood scored the first win of his professional career on Sunday with a two-shot victory in a rain-interrupted U.S. $1 million Thailand Open, breaking the hearts of home fans seeking a first Thai champion in eight years.