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 […]
THE Mornington Peninsula will be on show to golfers across the country from May 1-3 as the region prepares to host its third annual Mornington Peninsula 54-hole Tournament. Courses include Portsea, Cape Schanck and The National.
The team from The United States captured the 2011 Presidents Cup today, which was held under perfect conditions at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. The Internationals put up a valiant effort in the Sunday singles matches, but despite taking 6 out of the 12 matches, they were unable to overcome the deficit that had built up […]
Inside Golf was invited to be a guest on ABC Radio National, where we joined a panel including Stephen Pitt (Golf Australia CEO), Mike Clayton (Course Designer), and Matt Tudor (Technical Representative from Callaway Golf) to discuss a variety of topics surrounding golf: Declining club memberships, the advances in technology, the state of Junior Golf, […]
Join the famous Daddo family, together with their sporting and celebrity friends for a great golf day for a serious cause at the Daddo Charity Golf Day! Help the Daddo family help other families who care for those with a disability and raise invaluable funds for Independence Australia. Now in its seventh year, the successful […]
2010 US PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Rickie Fowler has added further fire power to the Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola confirming he will be part of the 2011 line up from November 24- 27. 22-year-old Fowler, one of the hottest young prospects in world golf, will bring his unique style to the […]
The Board of Melbourne’s Eastern Golf Club has announced that a new planning application for their proposed relocation site at Yering has been lodged with the Shire of Yarra Ranges
The use of belly putters has been a hot topic of late, with players like Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson and even Phil Mickelson choosing to add long putters to the bag. Following Bradley’s victory at the PGA Championship – the first ever Major won with a belly putter– discussion was rife about whether […]
Don’t buy a golf GPS unit or laser rangefinder until you read this review. Inside Golf explains how golf GPS units and laser rangefinders work, explore their pros and cons on the golf course, and review the best golf GPS units and golf laser rangefinders on the market.
As the PGA of Australia celebrates their Centenary, we look back at the last 100 years, highlight some of the great moments in the PGA’s history, and see what’s in store for the future. 100-page special issue! [issuu width=420 height=290 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=110923035648-08e62038b37e4a958d61b78a18d6a0d8 name=09_pga_sept-oct11_complete_final username=insidegolf unit=px id=7e981457-2320-ff44-61a6-9429d6629ce9 v=2] Tweet
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 […]