Isuzu extends Queensland Open sponsorship

Isuzu extends Queensland Open sponsorship

JUST prior to Jordan Zunic sinking the winning putt at the Isuzu Queensland Open at The Brisbane Golf Club, news filtered through of another victory … this time for Queensland golf. The good news for golf fans is Australia’s premier truck brand, Isuzu, extended its long-term sponsorship of the Queensland Open until the end of […]

Club of the month: Gailes Golf Club

Club of the month: Gailes Golf Club

GAILES Golf Club, originally known as Goodna Golf Club, is renowned for having one of the best layouts in Queensland. In fact, it was rated good enough to host the 1955 Australian Open won by South African great Bobby Locke. But long before Locke won the national open at Gailes, another world-beater rated the course […]

GM Mark Brady keeps eye on ball

GM Mark Brady keeps eye on ball

  IT was inevitable Mark Brady, the general manager at Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort, would end up with a career in sport. A sports fanatic from a young age, Brady first worked in the banking industry (10 years) followed by a role as a sales administrator that lasted five years. He then set […]

Wembley Golf Course

Wembley Golf Course

WHEN the owners of a golfing facility pour $30 million into improving it for the benefit of golfers and the local community you know you are going to have something special. Wembley Golf Course, a Town of Cambridge council-owned and run facility, is considered a jewel in the West Australian capital. A golfing facility of […]

Hetherington’s classic call to women

Hetherington’s classic call to women

IT’S 27 years since Rachel Hetherington won her first of two South Pacific Ladies Open Classic, but that hasn’t stopped being involved in the popular 54-hole tournament to be played at Surfers Paradise Golf Club from October 8-10. As tournament patron, Hetherington is urging women golfers to enter the tournament, which is played in four […]

McLeod GC reflects on junior success

McLeod GC reflects on junior success

LAST year, McLeod Golf Club in Brisbane launched two scholarship opportunities for juniors aged 5-12 and 13-18 and it appears the initiative is reaping the rewards. The club’s general manager Sean Kennedy told Inside Golf the fully-funded scholarship packages were designed to help take their game to the next level. The scholarships are ongoing with […]

Toowoomba’s Zirkler: from trainee to general manager

Toowoomba’s Zirkler: from trainee to general manager

QUALIFIED accountant Johnathon Zirkler, who did his PGA traineeship at Toowoomba Golf Club at Middle Ridge on Queensland’s Darling Downs, has returned to his old stomping ground as general manager. Inside Golf caught up with Zirkler to find out about his transition into golf club management. What has been your career path to managing Toowoomba […]

Sandgreens success in CQ

Sandgreens success in CQ

YEPPOON Golf Club’s Joey Kimbara and Bernie Antcliff won the men’s and women’s (respectively) Central Queensland Sandgreen Open Championships last month. Kimbara defeated Rockhampton Golf Club’s Shaun Antcliff on the second extra hole of a sudden-death playoff after the pair had returned rounds of nine-under par 61s at Mt Morgan golf course. It was Kimbara’s […]

City GC lights up Darling Downs

City GC lights up Darling Downs

CITY Golf Club at Toowoomba on the Darling Downs is a big believer in the adage share and share alike. As one of the most financially successful clubs in Queensland, City Golf Club for the past five years has been sharing its success with less fortunate golf clubs in the district and even one outside […]

Webb surprises juniors

Webb surprises juniors

AUSTRALIA’S greatest major winner and former world number one Karrie Webb made a surprise visit to Rowes Bay Golf Club in Townsville over Easter. Webb, who has won seven majors, presented the prizes of the 36-hole City of Townsville Junior Classic Championship to winners Tara Jenkins (Ayr Golf Club) and Levi Vincent (Paradise Palms). What […]

New GM, green light for Devilbend GC

New GM, green light for Devilbend GC

Devilbend Golf Club on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula lives on thanks to the local council who granted the club a new 21-year lease that will take them through to 2039. And in further good news the club’s former general manager Tim O’Sullivan has returned to take charge. O’Sullivan was general manager at Devilbend GC from 2004-2010 […]

Boonah GC celebrates milestone

Boonah GC celebrates milestone

QUEENSLAND’S Boonah Golf Club, affectionately known as the Fairway of the Scenic Rim, celebrated its 90th anniversary in style recently. More than 140 players took part in the two-day event including PGA of Australia CEO and “Boonah boy” Gavin Kirkman. “I felt proud to be involved in this special occasion and cannot wait to come […]

Wendy aces top job at Beerwah

Wendy aces top job at Beerwah

  NON-GOLFER Wendy Carey never thought she would carry the title “general manager” when she started a part-time job at Beerwah Golf Club on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. “I had never been involved in golf when I started working here and I certainly had no idea it would lead to the manager’s job,” she said. After […]

Carbrook Pink Bag Club donates $6100

Carbrook Pink Bag  Club donates $6100

THE Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) received a much-needed $6100 financial boost last month thanks to the generosity of the Carbrook Pink Bag Club. Formed in 2006, the “Club” within Carbrook Golf Club in Brisbane’s southeast has grown and now boasts more than 120 members. In the past 12 years it has donated more […]

Ionna Muir, 10, one to watch

Ionna Muir, 10, one to watch

SHE is only a 10-year-old and already Ionna Muir’s golf is rated 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 for her age. That’s because when Ionna hits the golf ball, other golfers take more than a passing interest. Not much taller than a golf bag, the youngster plays out of the Maroochy River Golf […]

Brookwater Golf and Country Club

Brookwater Golf and Country Club

IN common with great golf courses everywhere, Brookwater, located at Springfield, 30 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD and 45 minutes from the Gold Coast, is very much a product of its natural surroundings. There is an aesthetic quality to the Greg Norman-designed course and a self-conscious reverence for nature. The course is quite different, of course, […]

Ballarat welcomes Gender Equality, new website for Noosa Springs, Shop till you drop at McLeod

Ballarat welcomes Gender Equality, new website for Noosa Springs, Shop  till you drop at McLeod

Ballarat welcomes gender equality Ballarat Golf Club is a club that has a history spanning back to 1895 and has seen generations of golfers take their place on the honour boards. It is also a club who through solid governance has recently made a very important step to address a weakness, that of gender equality. […]

Club News: Nelson Bay, Nudgee, Yamba, Cool Tweed and the China Golf boom

Club News: Nelson Bay, Nudgee, Yamba, Cool Tweed and the China Golf boom

New clubhouse, events for Nelson Bay Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Nelson Bay Golf Club has come back with a bang, enjoying a brand-new clubhouse and influx of members and guests.  Since opening the doors to its new clubhouse in August (the club had previously lost their clubhouse due to a disastrous fire […]

Club News: Changes at Maleny, Ranfurlie and Warrnambool

Club News: Changes at Maleny, Ranfurlie and Warrnambool

Maleny adds next 3 holes MALENY Golf Club in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland remains on track to have 12 holes in play early next year following completion of bulk earthworks and installation of irrigation on the next three holes. David Burrup Golf Course and Sports Turf Designs was contracted to undertake the earthworks construction, which […]

Club News: Mount Lawley, Pelican Waters, Proserpine, Brisbane River GC

Club News: Mount Lawley, Pelican Waters, Proserpine, Brisbane River GC

A ‘hole’ new game at Mt Lawley   IT’S all happening at Mt Lawley Golf Club in Perth, West Australia. The club’s general manager Troy O’Hern told Inside Golf an additional hole, the 19th, would open for play at the end of November. It’s more of a short-game practice area, but it will give the […]

Toowoomba GM Josh headed in the right direction

Toowoomba GM Josh headed in the right direction

IT’S been a year since Josh Madden joined Toowoomba Golf Club as general manager and in that time he has worked diligently to create, build and complement a great team that is working together and is on the same page when it comes to the golf club’s direction. “When I arrived here, one of the […]

First female club captain at Kew Golf Club

First female club captain at Kew Golf Club

IT didn’t take Andrea Catherine Moore long to play down her appointment as Kew Golf Club’s first female club captain. “It’s no big deal,” she said. “I understand it’s significant being the first woman captain of the club, but I hope in a couple of years a woman captain won’t even be commented on. “To […]

Koepka wins majors title race

Koepka wins majors title race

OPEN Championship winner Jordan Spieth and US Open winner Brooks Koepka were the only two major winners to make the cut in all four majors – the US Masters, US Open, Open Championship and US PGA Championship. Masters champion Sergio Garcia was in the mix going into the final major, but he missed the cut […]

Andy powers into GM role at Wantima

Andy powers into GM role at Wantima

WANTIMA Country Club in Brisbane’s northern suburbs lives up to its reputation as being a family-friendly club and general manager Andy Lowen ensures his members and guests enjoy service with a smile. Wantima also happens to be PGA Tour player Cameron Smith’s home club. As a three-year-old, Smith starting honing his skills around Wantima where […]

Video: How Terry Price can improve your game

Video: How Terry Price can improve your game

INSIDE GOLF went back to school last month – not the classroom variety but the Terry Price Golf Schools based at the idyllic Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club on the Gold Coast. Sales executive David Ross and I were keen to improve our ball-striking ability and learn how to play stroke-saving shots and Terry, […]

I love Kalgoorlie, says champ

I love Kalgoorlie, says champ

PROFESSIONAL New South Wales golfer Dimitrios Papadatos loves Kalgoorlie Golf Course. And why wouldn’t he after winning the TX Civil and Logistics WA PGA Championship in his first visit to the excellent Graham Marsh-designed layout. “The golf course is the reason I came here,” Papadatos said after carding rounds of 70-68-70-68 for a tournament total […]

2017 US Open Preview: Heading for the Hills

2017 US Open Preview: Heading for the Hills

IN the lead-up to last year’s US Open at Oakmont Country Club, Jordan Spieth said Oakmont was “the hardest test in all of golf”. Well, we all know what happened. The big-hitting Dustin Johnson conquered the mighty Oakmont and will undoubtedly be the overwhelming favourite going into this year’s championship at Erin Hills Golf Course […]

2017 U.S. Open Preview: Day to lead the Aussie Charge

2017 U.S. Open Preview: Day to lead the Aussie Charge

  When the 117th U.S. Open gets underway June 15 at Erin Hills, a group of Australians will be in the field, including a player who has come close to winning on numerous occasions but has yet to break through. Jason Day, the No. 2-ranked player in the world, has four top-five finishes at the […]

The Shark sighted in NQ

The Shark sighted in NQ

THERE was great excitement in North Queensland when former world number one Greg Norman dropped in for a “look around”. No one is saying why he was there, which begs the question: does the Great White Shark have plans to design and build a golf course in Townsville, invest in the city or was he […]

It started with golf, fishing and horses

It started with golf, fishing and horses

QUEENSLAND Club Professional of the Year Matthew King reckons he was destined for a career in the golf industry. When he was still in short pants, Matthew honed his skills out the back of the pro shop and on the course at Wynnum Golf Club where his father Paul King was the club professional for […]

Ivo the great

Ivo the great

IT’S hard to believe this year marks the 50th anniversary since the passing of one of Australia’s greatest golfers – an amateur at that. Ivo Whitton, who was born in 1893 and died in 1967 aged 73, was a legend in Australian golfing circles. In the modern game, it’s hard to imagine his golfing feats […]

There is an art to being GM Tracey-Lea

There is an art to being GM Tracey-Lea

AFTER 12 months at the helm, Tracey-Lea Tiley has settled beautifully in the general manager’s role at Links Hole Island Golf Club on the Gold Coast. As the leader of a multi-million dollar business, she revels in her work and happily puts in 11-hour days to ensure the club runs smoothly. “This is my second […]

NSW and QLD club floods: a wet and wild ride

NSW and QLD club floods: a wet and wild ride

CYCLONE Debbie’s destruction was never more evident than at Bowen Golf Club where wind speeds reached more than 250km/h tearing off the clubhouse awning and downpipes, bringing down huge trees, shifting concrete bridges and destroying sections of the golf course. The ocean side golf course was devastated and forced to close for at least a […]

GM Marcus Sullivan goes full circle

GM Marcus Sullivan goes full circle

WHEN Marcus Sullivan started as a golf shop assistant at Arundel Hills Country Club 20 years ago, not even he could imagine he would return one day as the club’s general manager. It’s been almost a year since Sullivan parked himself behind the GM’s desk and in that time he has overseen a number of […]

2017 US Masters preview, picks and TV Times

2017 US Masters preview, picks and TV Times

WATCH out Jordan, Jason, Rory and Adam – Dustin Johnson is on the prowl and he’s looking for a green blazer. Yes folks, it’s time for the US Masters. It’s when the dogwoods and azaleas are in stunning bloom and the best players on the planet line up for a tilt at winning the green […]

World number ones number 20

World number ones number 20

JASON DAY’S reign as golf’s World Number 1 came to a close this morning, with Dustin Johnson taking the top spot courtesy of his win at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles. With the win, Johnson becomes the 20th player to achieve the Number 1 status. It’s been just over 30 years since the creation of […]

Meet Byron Bay GM Wendy Perry

Meet Byron Bay GM Wendy Perry

Wendy Perry has a lot on her plate as general manager of Byron Bay Golf Club, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Ms Perry, who has been at the helm at Byron Bay Golf Club for two years following a four-year stint as administration manager, has the club industry running through her veins. […]

Calvin Klein Queensland A, B and C Grade Golf Championships

Calvin Klein Queensland A, B and C Grade Golf Championships

THE Sunshine Coast may have lost the Australian PGA Championship, but it still jealously holds onto the Calvin Klein Queensland A, B and C Grade Golf Championships, which will be played at Noosa Springs from November 25 to 27. The event is open to all amateur golfers who have a registered Golf Australia handicap that […]

A little help for junior friends

A little help for junior friends

FOR the second successive year, a strong contingent of juniors from Pacific Golf Club in Brisbane jumped on the club’s bus to make the 90-minute journey to play in the Toogoolawah Golf Club Junior Classic. “Twelve Pacific juniors travelled as a team and once again enjoyed the experience of playing on a country course,” said […]

Eccentric Moe Norman one of the best

Eccentric Moe Norman one of the best

LONG John Daly is arguably the most colourful golfer playing the game today, but when it comes to eccentricity he’s a rank amateur compared to the late Murray Irwin “Moe” Norman. Norman was an eccentric Canadian golfer, who, like Daly, wore mismatched outfits and played fast – sometimes never stopping to line up putts. Australian golf […]

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