Be a Course Reviewer

Be a Course Reviewer

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 […]

Yowani Country Club

Yowani Country Club

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 […]

Eynesbury GC

Eynesbury GC

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 […]

The Sands Torquay

The Sands Torquay

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 […]

Croydon Golf Club at Yering Meadows

Croydon Golf Club at Yering Meadows

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.

Great golf in Kuala Lumpur

Great golf in Kuala Lumpur

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.

Repairing a pitch mark

Repairing a pitch mark

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.

Secret Harbour Golf Links

Secret Harbour Golf Links

Featuring a challenging layout, spectacular scenery and a sparkling new $2.5million clubhouse renovation, the Graham Marsh-designed Secret Harbour Golf Links is an extremely popular track that caters to locals and visitors alike.

Are you Ready2Golf?

Are you Ready2Golf?

While the days of plus-fours may be long behind us (for now, anyway), the boring old collared golf shirt and shorts are now being reinvented by creative and talented designers with an eye for fashion and a hint of flair

Footjoy ProDry Lisle Shirt

Footjoy ProDry Lisle Shirt

The ProDry Lisle Golf Shirt is the ultimate high-tech performance garment to wear on the course. The shirt wicks away perspiration, provides outstanding UV sun protection while being extremely comfortable during the golf swing. The garment is also very easy to care for with virtually no wrinkling or shrinkage. The FootJoy Lisle Shirts are available […]

Smoothy Micro Suspension Buggy

Smoothy Micro Suspension Buggy

This innovative, unrivalled buggy has all the latest features and benefits of any buggy released in the market. The Smoothy brand, which has been Australia’s No 1 selling buggy brand since 2005, has engineered the Micro Suspension buggy to satisfy every golfer’s imaginable request in a manual golf buggy: Its state-of-the-art Smoothy Suspension system glides […]

Srixon Z-STAR Ball

Srixon Z-STAR Ball

Played by PGA TOUR professionals Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk — as well as a rapidly growing contingent of professional golfers worldwide — the new Z-STAR and Z-STAR X are designed to offer best-in-category performance for players seeking the improved distance, spin, and feel. The Z-STAR golf ball is designed to be the best-balanced golf […]

Truly Shameful

Truly Shameful

It was when my wife caught me that I realised I had a problem. The time was just after 1:00am. I was sitting there in the dark, in my bathrobe, unshaven, huddled over my desk and squinting at the low-quality video stream emanating from my glowing computer screen. The house was silent, as the wife […]

Are you a TRUE golf nut?

Are you a TRUE golf nut?

Is golf more to you than just a “silly game with a little white ball”? Does it consume every waking hour?   Do you eat, sleep and breathe everything golf? If so, you could be a bona-fide golf nut.  Take our “highly un-scientific” quiz and see just how “mad keen” you really are. Tick each box […]

What in the wide world of sports is going on here?

What in the wide world of sports is going on here?

For years, debate has raged whether activities like golf, bowling, horseracing and others are technically “sports”. While I won’t argue the point here, I will state for the record that any “sport” with the words “synchronised”, “rhythmic” or “dance” in its name probably belongs in the non-sporting category. So what qualifies an activity as a […]

Excuse Me, Part II: The Leave Pass

Excuse Me, Part II: The Leave Pass

No great Boys Weekend would be possible without wrangling a leave pass from the better half. Here are a selection of stories, compromises and “little white lies” that have been submitted to us at Inside Golf. The names have been changed to protect the truly guilty. The “Slight distortion of the truth” strategy: The Pitch: […]

Callaway Diablo Octane Driver

Callaway Diablo Octane Driver

The new Diablo Octane Driver features revolutionary Forged Composite material in the crown, giving it a significant performance advantage over all-titanium drivers.  Combined with Callaway’s hyperbolic face technology and a longer high performance Project X graphite shaft, the Diablo Octane driver is configured to deliver unmatched power through superior design, construction and materials. RRP $329 […]

Eagles Birdies Links

Eagles Birdies Links

Lightness, function and fashion are three key elements in today’s golf bag design and technology. The Links incorporates all three key elements. Weighing only 3.25 kgs this bag has nine spacious pockets. There is a velour-lined valuables pocket and a roomy insulated cooler pocket with drainage holes. The six ‘stadium’ designed side pockets allow you to […]

FootJoy SPIDR2 Glove

FootJoy SPIDR2 Glove

The new SPIDR2 glove delivers superior grip for optimum control, especially at high swing speeds.  Targeting players of all skill levels, the new SPIDR2 glove optimises grip performance for nearly every playing condition. The digital water resistant leather on the entire palm and fingers of the glove provides the ultimate in grip and control in […]

Peeling away the Layers

Peeling away the Layers

Peeling away the layers “I just heard a rumour about a new golf ball that has FIVE layers. Can that be right? As an “Old School” player (I still have some old Titleists in my bag with rubber bands and liquid cores) I’m struggling to see why I need all those layers. Sincerely “Balata Boy” […]