Brett Coletta turns professional 

Brett Coletta turns professional 

Brett Coletta, one of Australian golf’s hottest prospects, is turning professional. Coletta will join the paid ranks at next week’s Singapore Open (January 19-22) and soon afterwards try his hand on the US PGA Tour. The 20-year-old Melburnian is changing status after reaching a career-high No.7 in the world amateur rankings but, more importantly for […]

Three holes-in-one on the same hole on the same day

Three holes-in-one on the same hole on the same day

Holes-in-one are a rare occurrence for a golfer. The probability of making a hole-in-one for an average player is roughly 12,500-to-1. The chances of two people getting an Ace on the same hole on the same day are in the 17 million-to-1 range. Add in a third person, hitting from the same tees and the statistics […]

Bubba goes bold with Volvik

Bubba goes bold with Volvik

Bubba Watson made history last week, becoming the first player to put a pink-coloured golf ball into play in PGA TOUR history. Watson, who is no stranger to making bold, colourful choices on the course (he is known for playing a pink PING driver),  debuted his colourful Volvik S4 golf ball at last month’s SBS […]

Seniors subdue the subsidy snafu

Seniors subdue the subsidy snafu

Most clubs across Australia will have, in one form or another, a membership category or subsidy in place to cater to Senior Members. Designed to reward long-term loyalty (and reduce the financial strain on older members), this can take the form of a greatly discounted rate for members over a certain age, who have been […]

Grand Opening reveals Royal facelift

Grand Opening reveals Royal facelift

FOR three years, Royal Canberra, the face and benchmark of championship golf in the Nation’s capital, has been undergoing an extensive renovation and its acclaimed unique facelift will be revealed in a special public showing this month. Designed by Melbourne course designers Ogilvy Clayton Cocking Mead Pty Ltd (OCCM), the new Westbourne Course will be […]

WIN: A custom-fit set of PING Irons

WIN: A custom-fit set of PING Irons

THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED. Inside Golf and PING are giving away a custom-fit set of PING irons to one lucky reader! The winner of this competition will receive a custom-fit set of PING irons (G-Series or iBlades, whichever is best suited to the player as determined by the custom fitting.) Total value of the prize […]

Closing the (gender membership) gap

Closing the (gender membership) gap

Last month, we received a letter which highlighted a growing concern by many golfers. The letter (Why 7 isn’t 7, Letters section) explained how a typical 7-day women’s membership, for example, doesn’t generally allow women to play golf on Wednesdays or Saturdays (men’s-only comps days); effectively making their membership a 5-day membership. Since then, I’ve […]

2017 Oates Vic Open becomes million-dollar event

2017 Oates Vic Open becomes million-dollar event

The Victorian Minister for Sport The Hon John Eren MP announced a $1.1 million funding boost for the Oates Vic Open over the next two years. The increase in funding will allow the 2017 Oates Vic Open to be contested for a total prize purse of AU$1 million, shared evenly between the men’s and women’s fields. […]

Cobra Connect Grip

Cobra Connect Grip

Gadget lovers and golf technology enthusiasts pay close attention. There is a new bit of golf tech on the market, and it’s sure to not only turn heads, but also help transform how you analyse your golf. The new COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos system features an ultralight sensor that is embedded into the grip […]

End of an era for TRP Sports

End of an era for TRP Sports

Veteran Golf Promoter Tony Roosenburg has decided to close the doors on his golf promotions business TRP Sports after 36 years. “It has been an amazing run of success since I arrived as an immigrant from the Netherlands in 1981 and started with Tony Charlton in the Golf Industry, ” said to Roosenburg. TRP Sports […]

Nisbet eagles playoff to win Clearwater Bay Open

Nisbet eagles playoff to win Clearwater Bay Open

Newly married Daniel Nisbet sank a 10-foot eagle putt to beat third-round leader Alex Kang in a playoff for the RMB1.2 million Clearwater Bay Open, Hong Kong’s first Ping An Bank China Tour – PGA TOUR China Series event.  Playing in the penultimate group, the Australian carded a six-under-par 64 for a 15-under-total of 265, […]

We Tried it: Mizuno JPX900 Iron family

We Tried it: Mizuno JPX900 Iron family

Last month, we tried (and loved!) the Mizuno JPX900 Driver, calling it one of the best drivers we’ve ever tested (see here for the review). This month, the excitement (and quality) carries over as we review the family of irons: The JPX900 Tour, JPX900 Forged and the JPX900 Hot Metal. Each of these iron sets features […]

25th Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner

25th Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner

Have you ever wanted to play golf whilst at the same time supporting children and families living with cancer? On 21st November, Challenge will celebrate the 25th Robert Allenby Golf Day & Gala Dinner. Known as one of Australia’s most successful charity events, this action-packed day and glamorous evening allow Challenge to raise vital funds to […]

Chip in for Golf Month

Chip in for Golf Month

This month, golf clubs and facilities around Australia will be conducting a wide variety of activities and offers to inspire people to play golf. An initiative backed by the golf industry and promoted by a national marketing campaign, Golf Month 2016 enables clubs and facilities around the country to encourage new, returning and existing players […]

Golf Month is here…now let’s all pitch in!

Golf Month is here…now let’s all pitch in!

Every week, I read countless emails, stories, reports and news pieces about how golf is struggling to attract and/or retain golfers. It’s become a rather mundane activity, as nearly everyone is keen to point any number of fingers at any number of culprits. Whether it’s the fault of other sports like cricket, the struggling economy, […]

We Tried it: Mizuno JPX900 Driver

We Tried it: Mizuno JPX900 Driver

While they have long been known for their innovative, high-performing irons, Mizuno has recently made a serious push into the woods category, with the launch of their new JPX900 Driver, Fairway Wood and Hybrid series. Inside Golf were among the first to test-drive these sleek, new sticks, and we are excited to report that they […]

Churchill Park, Waverley announce merger

Churchill Park, Waverley announce merger

The members of Victoria’s Churchill Park Golf Club and Waverley Golf Club have voted to merge their two clubs into one entity, to be known as Churchill – Waverley Golf and Bowls Club Limited, with the intention to consolidate onto the current Churchill Park land in Churchill Park Drive, Endeavour Hills. The Clubs held separate […]

Curlewis Golf Club to launch Golf Academy and Driving Range

Curlewis Golf Club to launch Golf Academy and Driving Range

One of Victoria’s fastest-growing golf clubs has given their members a reason to celebrate, while also providing local golfers and families another incentive to become a member. Curlewis Golf Club has announced one of the most exciting and innovative golf developments to ever be launched in the Geelong region, with plans for a state-of-the-art golf driving range […]

Women drive to bridge golf’s gaps

Women drive to bridge golf’s gaps

WHERE are all the women golfers and administrators? That question is being addressed by clubs, controlling bodies and the golf industry at every level – in every country. Recently, a group of 30 women involved in golf club governance participated in a day-long forum hosted by Magenta Shores Golf and Country Club on the NSW Central […]

Nike to exit golf equipment business, focus on apparel, footwear

Nike to exit golf equipment business, focus on apparel, footwear

NIKE, Inc. the world’s biggest sportswear maker, announced today that it will ‘transition’ out of the golf equipment business— including clubs, balls and bags, and instead focus on its golf footwear and apparel business, IN a statement on news.nike.com, Nike noted that they  also intend to ‘partner with more of the world’s best golfers’. “We’re committed to being […]

Will Olympic Golf make the cut?

Will Olympic Golf make the cut?

As someone who once held a glimmer of hope for Olympic glory (I was a competitive fencer in my youth) I can attest that there are few things on Earth more alluring than the opportunity to compete for a gold medal on behalf of your country. From the thumping of the drums in the “Olympic […]

Club of the Month: Curlewis Golf Club

Club of the Month: Curlewis Golf Club

Regular readers of Inside Golf will have seen Curlewis Golf Club in the news pages lately, as the club has been making many headlines over the last 12 months. The iconic club (regarded as the ‘emerald’ of Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula area) has been turning the Australian golf world on its head following a spate of […]

Asian Tour, European Tour announce ‘strategic alliance’

Asian Tour, European Tour announce ‘strategic alliance’

The Asian Tour and the European Tour have today announced a ‘Strategic Alliance’ which officially ratifies the relationship between the two Tours. The ‘Strategic Alliance’ follows on from a detailed period of exclusive negotiations between the two organisations, which began last August, and whose joint vision laid the groundwork for today’s announcement. The formalisation of […]

Tough tracks: Do we want David versus Goliath?

Tough tracks: Do we want David versus Goliath?

Watching the third round of the recent The Players Championship, I was reminded of how much I truly dislike watching the world’s best players be forced to suffer undue punishment on the golf course. For those of you who didn’t see it (which is probably most of you, as it was only available on Foxtel—but […]

A quick-nine with: AFL star Nick Dal Santo

A quick-nine with: AFL star Nick Dal Santo

Widely respected for his maturity, passion and exceptional skills on the field, three-time AFL Grand Final player Nick Dal Santo is also quietly known off the field for a different set of skills—namely, driving, pitching and putting. A friendly, honest and outgoing individual, the current North Melbourne Kangaroos midfielder loves his golf. Bitten by the ‘golf […]

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