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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
What happens when more golfers discover they can “book their next round online”?
Just a short drive north of Melbourne, The Craigieburn Sporting Club is a great place for a bit of golfing fun.
Announcing: The Inside Golf “Carpark to the 19th” Course Experience Ratings Historically, golf course rankings have been written by golf pros, journalists, course architects and industry professionals. The ratings have been based on features like design, condition, length, number of hazards, etc, with sometimes a hint at the “Wow Factor”. And while these rankings are […]
On a recent trip to the ACT, we were fortunate enough to have a quick play on this enjoyable track. This 6300-metre par-72 championship layout is certainly one of the more enjoyable inland courses in the area, and requires solid ballstriking if you want to do well. Designed by James Herd Scott in 1954, the […]
While Victoria’s best golf courses are generally found in Melbourne’s Sandbelt or along the Mornington Peninsula, a new course in Melbourne’s outer west, Eynesbury, is beginning to turn some heads in the social golfing community. The recent host of the Victorian Social Golf Club Championships (VSGCC), Eynesbury’s course and homestead offer an endearing combination of […]
Great golf in Victoria isn’t limited to the Mornington Peninsula or the Sandbelt. A short trip down the famed Surf Coast offers a variety of challenging and picturesque seaside courses that offer a true test of golf. The Stuart Appleby-designed Sands Torquay is one of these courses. Though still a relatively young course, it has […]
In June 2009, the Croydon Golf Club packed up and moved from their long-time residence at Dorset Road to their shiny new home in the Yarra Valley. Featuring an impressive 27-hole Ross Watson-designed course, a 15 hectare walnut grove and a modern clubhouse with all the amenities, the new facility is certain to grow into one of Melbourne’s premier courses.
Malaysia is a well kept secret in the golfing world. Those “in the know” regard many of its world-class courses as a true challenge, while the mixture of spectacular scenery in the mountains, rainforests and sea-side settings is, to some, second to none.
Here is a gentle reminder about some of the more game-speeding rules of golf course etiquette.
It takes only a few seconds to fix a pitch mark, yet I see so many players fail to do it (and they are usually the ones who complain the most about bumpy greens). Here is the correct way to fix a pitch mark on a green.