Golf All Seasons 2012 offers details and discounts on 72 select golf courses in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. There’s a short write-up on each golf course along with discount vouchers entitling the reader to more than $7000 in savings.
SunProtection Australia recently announced its community partnership with Melanoma Institute Australia, a world leader on melanoma research, treatment and education. The partnership will focus on SunProtection’s new label Coolamon Sport—a range of maximum UPF 50+ stylish and colourful ladies shirts for golf, tennis and more. After the recent loss of her husband and former SunProtection […]
A recent media release by Roy Morgan Research shows that Australia’s Newsstand/Subscription golf magazines are seeing significant drops in readership. Contrary to this trend, Inside Golf, which is monitored by Circulations Audit Board (CAB), saw a 4.5 per cent increase in circulation over the same period.
SOUTH African Ernie Els fired a final-round two-under 68 to capture his second Claret Jug and fourth Major championship, following a final round collapse by Adam Scott.
With a four-shot cushion and four holes to play, it was Scott’s tournament to lose. But a few critical mistakes – including a costly missed green on the 17th – saw him bogey the last four holes and hand the championship to Els via a five-over-par 75.
Adam Scott pounced back on top of the Open Championship leaderboard, following a brilliant third round 68, which now sees him four shots ahead of the pack, with Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker in second, and a steady (but quiet) Tiger Woods in third. Highlights below:
Adam Scott had a chance to record the lowest score in Major Championship history when he stood on the 18th tee at Royal Lytham St Annes, needing a birdie for a 62 at The Open Championship. Instead he pulled his tee shot into the rough and bogeyed, but his 64 was still a fine effort. […]
Australian Ashley Hall embarks on the biggest mission of his professional career when he tees it up in the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes next week. After trying at least half-a-dozen times in the past, Hall finally made it to the world’s oldest Major with fellow OneAsia members Aaron Townsend and […]
Boards are the sole responsibility for the viability of clubs. Plain and simple. And getting the right people onto the Board is critical to success. In a perfect world, a Board would be composed of a diverse group of individuals who (among other things) share a strategic vision for the club, and who have the necessary skills, background, time and passion to perform their duties.
Unfortunately, that is not always possible.
In one of the bigger weekends for Australian golf, a trio of our home-grown heroes have made headlines on three different tours around the world. Sydney’s Brad Kennedy was the first Aussie off the rank, carding a a final-round six-under 66 at the Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open to claim his maiden Japan Golf Tour […]
Here are some interesting facts and figures from the 112th U.S. Open at the Olympic Club: The Players Among the 156 golfers in the 2012 U.S. Open there are 10 former champions who between them have won the Major 14 times. They are: Angel Cabrera (2007), Michael Campbell (2005), Ernie Els (1994, ’97), Jim Furyk […]
A recent independent survey by Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS) has revealed that Inside Golf has retained its spot as the most regularly read golf magazine in Australia, beating the popular newsstand and subscription magazines for the third straight year. SMS’ February/March 2012 Golf Consumer Survey asked 2000 random golfers at courses across Australia to name […]
For golfers travelling to New Zealand’s rugged North Island, the beautiful and ultra-playable Kauri Cliffs should be top of the list. This month, we review this magnificent course — including a hole-by-hole photo gallery.
Western Australia’s Whitney Hillier lived up to her top billing as she usurped defending champion and hot favourite Kelly Tan to clinch the 29th Malaysian Ladies Amateur Open in dramatic fashion.
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 […]
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 […]
GOLF social clubs and social golfers who get their handicaps via the Golf Access Australia program will be facing an important decision in the following months, as the GAA Handicapping program is undergoing a major transition, starting in Victoria.
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.
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 […]
Corporate Golf events are still one of the best ways to reward loyal clients, engage with potential clients, or simply have a fun day out with employees and colleagues. As golf is one of Australia’s highest participant sports, it’s a good bet that the majority of your business contacts will include some golf lovers. And […]
Many clubs are failing to embrace a new way of thinking as they try to attract new members (or retain existing ones). Here are a few things your club can do to generate more interest by prospective members
The adidas Group and Adams Golf, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADGF) today announced that the TaylorMade-adidas Golf business segment has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Adams Golf for $10.80 per share in cash. The transaction value is approximately $ 70 million (approximately € 53 million), which represents a premium […]
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, […]
In what may be a stunning surprise to many, US-based Hanse Golf Course Design won the bid to design the golf course in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games in 2016, beating out industry favourites including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Gary Player and Peter Thomson.
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.
Clubfitting has come a long way over the last few years, with launch monitors, video technology and clubfitting experts guiding you along the way. But recently, TaylorMade launched a new technology that may represent the future of consumer clubfitting.
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
While carrying more that 14 clubs in your bag can earn you a penalty in most golf tournaments, it can apparently cost you much more when checking your bag on an airline in the US. Airlines like U.S. Airways are beginning to enforce strict penalties if you include things like clothes, hats and the like […]
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 […]
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, […]
Our photo gallery of the Cape Kidnappers golf course, rated by many as among the top golf layouts in the world.
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 […]
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 […]
Golfers at Perth’s The Links Kennedy Bay received quite a shock recently when an aerobatic fixed wing aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on the course’s driving range. The Sportavia/Fournier RF-4D power-glider lost power around 12:30 on Dec 7, while doing practice manoeuvres 3000ft above the course, causing the pilot (reported only as […]