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.
The next time you’re lining up a putt, gauging the distance to the green, or simply just trying to make contact with the ball, imagine what it would be like to accomplish the feat without being able to see.
Did the PGA make the right call in scheduling the Australian Open before the Presidents Cup?
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.
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
I once heard how 80% of the world’s golfers are faders or slicers. Now, a lot of golfers don’t think they fade or slice, however they really do.
Contrary to popular belief, adding layers to your golf wardrobe can actually enhance your overall physical performance and ultimately improve your golf game
The new HX Diablo Tour provides the optimum combination of distance, feel and control in a 3-piece performance golf ball
Amateur golfers who played on the SGA Tour in Victoria in 2010 were treated to a deluxe golfing experience when they played the final event of the year, The Tour Championship, at Kingston Heath Golf Club in December
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Although the exact date of the first golf shot has been lost to history, one thing is clear: the first golf excuse probably wasn’t far behind. In truth, golf excuses have probably been around since the whiff of the first featherie. And while we’ve all used one at some point or another (c’mon, admit it!) […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
They reward us with lucky bounces, and punish us with nasty breaks. They lift our hopes with a Birdie on the 8th, and dash our spirits with a Triple Bogey on the 9th. They discipline us with 17 holes of pure rubbish, then taunt us with a miracle par on the 18th – thus ensuring […]
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” […]
The Australian Master of the Amateurs is set to climb to new heights next week, with a world class international field battling for supremacy on Australia’s premier golf course, Royal Melbourne. Australia’s top-ranked amateur title, which has been a proving ground for the likes of US PGA Tour stars Jason Day and Rickie Fowler, has […]
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The Great Ocean Road is a great drive, literally and golfing wise. Stretching from Torquay, near Geelong, the 300-kilometre “journey of a lifetime” snakes past cliffs, waterfalls, rainforests – and a great array of golf courses, where you can drive … and chip and putt in style. On the Bellarine Peninsula at the mouth of […]
Does swinging a club ‘Happy Gilmore style’ really work? PGA Pro Padraig Harrington puts it to the test! Tweet
So… golf has “made the cut” for inclusion into the Olympics. If the IOC wanted to make it REALLY interesting, they would have introduced some of the great golf “skill games” that we all know and love. The ones that make golf truly fun.