WIN: A fitted set of Mizuno irons

WIN: A fitted set of Mizuno irons

Inside Golf and Mizuno are giving one lucky reader a custom-fitted set of Mizuno irons! Up for grabs is a fitted set of seven irons, either the new MP18 or current JPX900 (prize depends on which model suits the winner best.) Prize includes shafts and grips offered in Mizuno’s custom fitting range. Prize value: between […]

Curlewis on par and potent

Curlewis on par and potent

To say that Curlewis Golf Club has the Australian golf fraternity in an excitable spin is an understatement.   Touted as the fastest-growing golf club in Australia, Curlewis has recently catapulted up the ladder to become one of Australia’s Top-50 Public Access courses. In an unprecedented move in the club’s history, Curlewis recently announced the imminent […]

Beat the Pro – every week

Beat the Pro – every week

A few readers have alerted me to a situation that is slowly trickling through clubland. It seems that a growing number of clubs are beginning to allow professionals to play in club events like the weekly members’ competition and even Club Championships. That’s right, we are now being asked to compete against the professionals in […]

Film review: Tommy’s Honour (PLUS: WIN TICKETS)

Film review: Tommy’s Honour (PLUS: WIN TICKETS)

Just in time for Father’s Day in Australia comes a powerful “Father and Son” film which will tick many boxes for golfers (and even their non-golfing partners). Quality films featuring golf are few and far between. Apart from the classic zany films like Caddyshack, Happy Gilmore, Tin Cup and others of that genre, there haven’t […]

Lost in the Woods

Lost in the Woods

We’ve received a few letters lately regarding the media’s poor treatment of Tiger Woods and his recent troubles (see this month’s Your Say page for a sample). Readers may have noticed our lack of “coverage” regarding Tiger’s woes over the past few years. This has been a conscientious decision. We have always preferred to take […]

WIN! A Sporte Leisure Father’s Day Prize Pack

WIN! A Sporte Leisure Father’s Day Prize Pack

  Sporte Leisure and Inside Golf are giving away a great Father’s Day Prize Pack for one lucky reader (or their father!) Full colour range set of Zero Friction gloves and tees Dunning Polo and shorts Sporte new season look: 2 x tops , 1 x bottom GNC new season look: 1 x fancy, 1 […]

Yering Meadows placed into administration

Yering Meadows placed into administration

After years of declining member numbers and financial struggles, Melbourne’s Yering Meadows Golf Club has been placed into administration. In a recent letter to members, the Board noted that a disappointing membership subscription renewal period (the club currently has only 621 members across all playing categories) has meant the Club would be unable to meet […]

State to state, a slippery slope

State to state, a slippery slope

A few issues back, I raised some points about the Slope System and handicap indexing. To summarise, I proposed that, instead of using the current (and potentially outdated) American Slope system to determine the relative difficulty of courses here in Australia, we instead turn to the real-world statistical data of rounds played at each course. […]

WIN: Motocaddy S1 Electric Trolley (Valued at $1499)

WIN: Motocaddy S1 Electric Trolley (Valued at $1499)

Inside Golf and Walkinshaw Sports are giving away a feature-packed Motocaddy S1 Electric Trolley to one lucky reader. Following an extensive upgrade last season, the award-winning Motocaddy S1 boasts many game-enhancing features including a soft-touch ergonomic handle; low-profile, quick-release wheels; a streamlined battery tray and the super-fast QUIKFOLD assembly mechanism. Add these to the nine […]

Vines introduces credit-based memberships

Vines introduces credit-based memberships

The Vines Golf and Country Club in Western Australia has introduced a new, modern and progressive Golf Membership structure; a credit-based Membership across all categories. It is designed to allow greater flexibility for players to suit their current lifestyle, commitments and financial ability, providing three tailor-made options, utilizing the popular credit based system, already adopted […]

Junior News for June

Junior News for June

Speechley, Wikana shine in NSW YET another in the long line of champion young golfers to come out of New South Wales surfaced in last month’s Jack Newton Junior Golf NSW All Schools Junior Championship played at the Forster-Tuncurry Golf Club on the North Coast of the state. At just 12-years of age Castle Hill […]

WIN: $1000 worth of Golf On The Murray Gift Cards!

WIN: $1000 worth of Golf On The Murray Gift Cards!

Inside Golf and Golf On The Murray are offering $1000 worth of GOTM Gift Cards to one lucky reader! Your Golf On The Murray Gift Cards can be redeemed at your favourite Golf On The Murray Partner Club for food and beverages, pro shop retail, on-site accommodation, memberships or even golf packages. Choose from six high-class […]

WIN: ONE FREE ENTRY to this year’s Eighth Annual Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic

WIN: ONE FREE ENTRY to this year’s Eighth Annual Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic

The magnificent Mornington Peninsula will once again be on show to golfers from around Australia and overseas as the highly-anticipated Eighth Annual Mornington Peninsula Golf Classic tees off from 2-5 October, 2017. The golf extravaganza is regularly recognised as one of the most enjoyable and best-value events on the annual amateur golfing calendar, and will […]

Share your (COVER) story

Share your (COVER) story

One of the things I love most about the game of golf is the amazing variety of people that I meet on the course, and the fascinating, inspirational stories that they share. Just like snowflakes, no two golfers’ stories are the same; each one has its own unique character and style. Indeed, the golf course […]

Rewriting the Rule Book

Rewriting the Rule Book

By now you will have heard that the USGA and the R&A are conducting a major revamp/simplification of the Rules of Golf. In a refreshing twist, the USGA and R&A are, amazingly, asking for feedback/suggestions from golfers regarding the rules. And while I’m under no illusion that the USGA or R&A are truly open to […]

Club of the month: Cranbourne Golf Club

Club of the month: Cranbourne Golf Club

When you think of golf along the spectacular Melbourne Sandbelt, the usual “famous” clubs will immediately spring to mind, with names like Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath and the like taking top billing.  Known for their pristine conditioning, strategic layouts and awe-inspiring beauty, the courses in this region represent the very best that Australia has to […]

March 2017 Golf Demo Days

March 2017 Golf Demo Days

Going to an Australian Golf Demo Day is a great way to test out new golf equipment like Drivers, Irons Wedges and Hybrids (Click here to read tips about attending a Golf Demo Day). There is no better way to test the feel of a golf club, or watch the actual ball flight, etc. Plus, […]

Kirkman new CEO for PGA of Australia

Kirkman new CEO for PGA of Australia

  The PGA of Australia announced today that Gavin Kirkman has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Peter O’Malley, Chairman of the PGA Board highlighted this appointment as particularly noteworthy as Gavin Kirkman comes from within golfing’s and the organisation’s ranks. Gavin is a long serving PGA employee having been CEO of PGA Queensland from 2002 […]

Hot under the collar

Hot under the collar

Last month’s column about mobile phones in the clubhouse unleashed a multitude of reader responses. Dozens of you wrote in, overwhelmingly supporting my point that electronic devices in the clubhouse were simply a sign of the times, and that clubs need to embrace that fact. The column also generated a bunch of letters on related […]

No, you can’t (yes, you can!)

No, you can’t (yes, you can!)

Recently, I was enjoying a coffee in the/bar lounge at a local club, getting ready for an afternoon meeting. The room was empty, apart from another guest who was tucked away in a corner, reading a newspaper. As I sat there quietly, passing the time by reading a news story on my iPhone, a member […]

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 […]

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, […]

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