On September 19th, 1911, a small group of golf professionals banded together and created what is now The PGA of Australia. Today marks the 100th birthday of the Association – and Inside Golf is proud to offer a hearthy “Happy Birthday”! Recently, PGA of Australia CEO Brian Thorburn launched the Association’s year-long Centenary celebrations, […]
US Team Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples has made it official: he is choosing Tiger Woods for one of his Captains Picks to represent the United States in the Presidents Cup this November. Surprisingly, this makes Tiger Woods the first official player to compete in the event, as the final teams will not be set […]
Australian Andre Stolz secured his second victory of the season on OneAsia when he triumphed in the US$1million Thailand Open after an enthralling head to head battle with Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng. Stolz, who won the season opening US$1million Indonesia PGA Championship in March, fired a final round nine-under-par 63 to beat Prayad by two shots […]
South Africa’s Tim Clark has been named a captain’s assistant for The Presidents Cup International Team. Clark was selected by International Team Captain Greg Norman, who made the announcement during a private meeting of potential International Team members during the PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Atlanta, Ga. The Presidents Cup will return […]
The rumour has now been confirmed. Tiger Woods has dumped his caddie of 13 years, New Zealander Steve Williams. Woods announced the split via his website, stating: “I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it’s time for a change. Stevie is an outstanding caddie and a […]
Say what you will about the other Majors, but for the true golf purist there’s nothing that compares to The Open Championship. For over 150 years, this historic event has seen the world’s best players battle on the toughest courses for one of the most prized trophies in the game, the illustrious Claret Jug. This […]
It’s time for clubs to face the facts: the traditional membership model is stuck in the rough. This became blatantly apparent to me as I recently shopped around for a club to join. Having received the “OK” from my wife to spend some of our ‘hard-earned’ on a membership, I embarked on a quest to […]
Proving that he’s had the skills from an early age, here’s a clip of a 9-year-old Rory McIlroy on TV chipping “airballs” into his Mum’s washing machine. How CUTE was he! (If the video doesn’t load, access it here) Tweet
Australia’s Bryden Macpherson has won the 116th Amateur Championship, at Hillside Golf Club in England’s north west. The 20-year-old from Melbourne defeated Scotland’s Michael Stewart 3&2 in the 36-hole final, to make sure of a place in The Open Championship at Royal St George’s next month, and an invitation to the 2012 Masters Tournament at […]
If you miss the “Boy Bands” of late, check out this hilarious music video featuring Bubba Watson, Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan. (We love Bubba’s shoes.) Tweet
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In response to the growing debate (and controversy) surrounding Australia’s new golf handicapping system, Golf Australia has announced a new formula which will be used to calculate golfers’ handicaps. In a letter to Australian golf clubs, new Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins detailed the upcoming changes, stating in part that: “The Board believes that the proposed […]
In our many visits to golf clubs these days, there is one word that keeps popping up: Scoopon. GMs and marketing managers are all abuzz about the phenomenon, but they are equally wary about how it may affect their clubs in the future. If you’re not familiar with it, Scoopon.com.au is a website that sells […]
The proposed new laws that would place bet limits on poker machines are causing quite a stir – especially around the golf course. The Proposal – which would require pre-commitment technology to be placed on poker machines in all clubs and hotels across Australia – is intended to reduce problem gambling. Greg Mills, CEO of […]
The Oceanique Skyline Golf Shootout will represent an exciting first in Australian golf, as 5 PGA professionals take a “nearest the pin” competition to the limit by teeing off from the rooftop of Perth’s Oceanique Luxury Apartments and trying to hit the putting green at The Cut Golf Course. The Shootout will be held under […]
Here’s probably the best Father’s Day gift for the golfer in your family. The Big Daddy Driver is certain to help you stay (or get) out of trouble. Tweet
One of golf’s most beloved legends, Seve Ballesteros, has passed away at 54 following a long battle with a brain tumour. In a statement on his website, Seve’s family expressed their thanks for the outpouring of support by fans across the world: “Today, at 2.10 a.m. Spanish time, Seve Ballesteros passed away peacefully surrounded by […]
Round 3 of the Re/Max World Long Drive Championships Australia was held in windy and wet conditions at Palm Meadows Driving Range. With a 15mph headwind, and plenty of wet weather, contestants had their work cut out for them. By day’s end, Stephen Kennedy had taken top honours, with an impressive 304m blast. OPENS Finish […]
After many months of controversy, debate and “19th hole” banter, Australia’s new Golf Handicapping System is set to get a bit of a facelift, as Golf Australia has released findings from a statistical analysis of the current system, and detailed the steps that will be made in coming months in order to improve the system. […]
In our May 2011 issue, Inside Golf and GolfBuddy are giving away a GolfBuddy GPS World Platinum unit (a $499 value) to one lucky entrant. The GolfBuddy GPS World Platinum (www.gpsgolfbuddy.com.au) is a powerful, interactive, touchscreen GPS rangefinder designed to give golfers the ultimate game management tool. You can track, record and analyse playing statistics and […]
Leading luxury lifestyle golf clothing brand Ready2Golf have recently launched their new websitewww.r2golf.com and facebook page www.facebook.com/ready2golf . To launch their sites they are running a promotion to win a round of golf at Moonah Links with their brand ambassador, Collingwood Premiership player Chris Dawes. To enter, all you need to do is ‘Like’ Ready2Golf, […]
Tickets for The Presidents Cup 2011 are officially on sale, and interest is expected to be extremely high for the much anticipated team competition set to play at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club from November 15-20, 2011. Fans are encouraged to explore the variety of ticket options to enjoy the best that the game of […]
Going to a Demo Day is one of the best ways to test the latest gear available. But just rocking up and banging out balls willy nilly is not necessarily the best way to evaluate the effectiveness of a golf club. Here’s how to get the most out of the Demo Day.
Australian Ian McConchie makes golf grips, with the not-so-little Aussie battler taking on the biggest golf companies in the US and beating them at their own game. What started more than 15 years ago has now begun to prosper, with the 6’2”, 280lb McConchie producing a range of quality and innovative leather golf grips which […]
March 19th will be forever remembered as an historic day at Melbourne’s Eastwood Golf Club. On that fateful Saturday, an amazing event occured– one that has never happened before: three people scored an Ace on the same hole, on the same day. Two of those people were even in the same group! It all happened […]
Last month saw one of the most unique Pro-Am events on the Australian golfing calendar. The 2011 Phillip Island Golf Club Linfox Pro-Am Extravaganza featured an unprecedented three consecutive days of Pro-Am golf; featuring Lady Professionals, Senior Professionals (Legends) and the Touring Professionals. Inside Golf made the trek to Phillip Island to play in the […]
One of Melbourne’s favourite regional courses is set to take centre stage this year, as the 2011 Phillip Island Linfox Pro-Am Extravaganza tees off from March 18
Now THIS is quality television! Watch PGA professional Brad Faxon hit a golf ball out of spaghetti, popcorn and jelly. Tweet
Watch PGA Tour professional Brad Faxon tackle the toughest lies imaginable, from thick rough to popcorn and even jelly. Tweet
You may remember in November that we featured young “Rising Star” Matthew Samen-Curtis — a 14-year-old Pennant Team player at Caloundra Golf Club. Matthew had unexpectedly found himself atop the leaderboard following regulation play at the inaugural Glasshouse Mountains OPEN Amateur Championships. Following a six-way playoff against a very difficult field, Matthew was pipped at […]
Social Golf Australia (SGA) has announced more additions to the Australian Social Golf Club Championships (ASGCC) to continue the tournament’s growth as one of the most exciting and enjoyable events for Australian amateur golfers. Played on the Gold Coast from August 21-24, the event attracts golfers from around the country who enjoy their golf and […]
This is an opportunity to help regional golf Clubs, who even in normal circumstances have limited resources, and who now have been hard hit by the recent floods.
Aaron Baddeley fired a closing round 69 to finish 12-under-par at the Northern Trust Open at Pacific Palisades, winning the event by two shots over Fiji’s Vijay Singh. Baddeley showed composure throughout the round, and found himself 3-under after the 10th. But a double bogey on the 12th threw a wrench into the works, opening […]
Cleveland® Golf’s Launcher® Ultralite Driver series consists of drivers in three distinct weight classes — The XL270, SL290 and the TL310–each strategically engineered to deliver a unique combination of feel, workability and head speed.
Titleist takes long game performance and fitting to a new level with the introduction of the tour-proven 910F and 910F-d fairway metals and 910H hybrids.
In Rubbing Shoulders with The Greats, Brian Twite offers a selection of short, practical tips and golfing tales that we found engaging and unique. In truth, we couldn’t put it down.
Counterfeit golf equipment is a growing problem for golfers and the golf industry. Here’s what the golf industry is doing to thwart the counterfeiters, and what you can do to ensure that you aren’t a victim.
Tiger Woods made a winning start to his 2011 campaign in Dubai, pairing up with partner Mark O’Meara to win the 9-hole Omega Dubai Desert Classic Challenge Match at the Emirates Golf Club. The pair birdied the last hole to post four-under-par 23 on the short 9-hole, par-27 course. They finished two shots ahead of […]
Inside Golf Magazine announces the launch of their new social media-integrated website and iPad platform to support their market-leading independent golf publication.
Australia’s Jarrod Lyle has become only the 8th player in history to Ace the par-3 16th “party hole’ at TPC Scottsdale. Here’s the video! Tweet