Happy 100th Birthday to the PGA of Australia!

Happy 100th Birthday to the PGA of Australia!

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, […]

Stolz revival rolls on with Thailand Open victory

Stolz revival rolls on with Thailand Open victory

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 […]

Presidents Cup: Norman Selects Tim Clark as Captain’s Assistant

Presidents Cup: Norman Selects Tim Clark as Captain’s Assistant

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 […]

Tiger Woods splits with Steve Williams

Tiger Woods splits with Steve Williams

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 […]

Preview: The Open Championship

Preview: The Open Championship

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 […]

New Golf Handicapping system formula announced

New Golf Handicapping system formula announced

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 […]

Gambling is illegal at Bushwood, Sir…

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 […]

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros dies

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros dies

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 […]

Kennedy battles elements at Re/Max Longdrive Champs

Kennedy battles elements at Re/Max Longdrive Champs

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 […]

WIN a GolfBuddy GPS World Platinum Rangefinder

WIN a GolfBuddy GPS World Platinum Rangefinder

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 […]

Win a round at Moonah Links with Collingwood Premiership player Chris Dawes

Win a round at Moonah Links with Collingwood Premiership player Chris Dawes

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 on sale for Presidents Cup

Tickets on sale for Presidents Cup

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 […]

Get a grip!

Get a grip!

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 […]

A world first: Three Aces in ONE DAY!

A world first: Three Aces in ONE DAY!

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 […]

An extravaganza at Phillip Island

An extravaganza at Phillip Island

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 […]

Rising Stars keep rising!

Rising Stars keep rising!

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 […]

Aaron Baddeley wins Northern Trust Open

Aaron Baddeley wins Northern Trust Open

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 […]