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” […]

Flinders Golf Club

Flinders Golf Club

Great golf on the Mornington Peninsula isn’t limited to courses like The Dunes and Moonah Links. Just a short drive to the east is the lovely and picturesque Flinders Golf Club, an 18-hole seaside beauty built along an amazing stretch of land overlooking Bass Strait. This month, we examine this historic gem.

Bionic Glove

Bionic Glove

Bionic is the only golf glove designed by an orthopedic hand surgeon. With a conventional glove, you compensate for the unevenness of your hand by squeezing the club too hard. That tightens the muscles in your hand and arm. With the Bionic glove design, you instinctively adopt a lighter grip. Your new lighter, more relaxed […]

Hamilton Island Golf Course

Hamilton Island Golf Course

The mere mention of Hamilton Island is enough to get most tongues wagging. The tropical surrounds, the laid-back island atmosphere and the overall friendliness of the locals are all world renowned. And now, you can add “World-class golf” to the list. The brand-new Hamilton Island Golf Course – situated on the nearby Dent Island – […]

Callaway RAZR Hawk driver

Callaway RAZR Hawk driver

Once again Callaway has made a giant leap forward with Forged Composite technology, a joint development between Callaway and automotive maker Lamborghini. Forged Composite™ is the lightest, strongest, most precise material ever used by either Lamborghini or Callaway. Encompassing more than 500,000 intertwined turbostratic fibers per square inch, this revolutionary material features an incredibly high threshold for […]

Ping G15 Driver

Ping G15 Driver

The G15 Driver is engineered for golfers seeking a maximum forgiveness driver that delivers distance and accuracy. Its 460cc titanium head is longer front to back and features PING’s patented ultra-thin crown technology. Weight savings from the thin crown are positioned as an external sole weight to optimize the centre of gravity for higher trajectories […]

Smoothy Suspension Buggy, Summit Lite

Smoothy Suspension Buggy, Summit Lite

The latest Smoothy Suspension buggy, Summit Lite, has every possible accessory feature on it, making it the most complete buggy on the market. It folds down to a mere 77 cm x 53 cm x 31 cm with all three wheels detached. The seat is detachable and positioned on the side of the buggy making […]

Inside Golf voted ‘most read’ golf publication in Australia

There are heaps of great Australian golf publications out there. From subscription magazines to newsstand publications—and especially the free papers like Inside Golf — golfers in Australia are certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to a good golf read. But which Australian golf publication is the most popular? Golf Research Australia, the consumer-facing research […]

Master of the Amateurs scores again

Master of the Amateurs scores again

Australia’s highest-rated Amateur golf event, the Australian Master of the Amateurs, has scored another win with the recent announcement that former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett will be the honorary chairman for the event. Mr Kennett – an unabashed lover of golf – eagerly agreed to support the event after watching it grow over the years. […]

Let’s make it interesting: Popular golf side bets and formats

Let’s make it interesting: Popular golf side bets and formats

Wagering on the golf course is as old as the game itself, and while there’s no definitive history of when the first golfer asked his partner “So, MacDougal…you wanna make this a wee bit more…interesting?”,  stories abound of the first golfers competing for animal pelts, “skins” or whatever they could afford to wager. So we […]

St Andrews Beach Golf Course

St Andrews Beach Golf Course

Nestled on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, St Andrews Beach has been rated as one of Australia’s top courses – achieving the #10 spot by Golf Australia in 2010. Featuring some of the Peninsula’s more challenging holes, this Doak/Clayton gem was originally a members-only course — with shares fetching a reported $55,000 each – before it closed […]

The LONG Drive – The World’s Longest Golf Course

The LONG Drive – The World’s Longest Golf Course

As anyone who has ever driven the length of the Eyre Highway will contend, there’s not much to do along the barren, desolate expanse of the Nullarbor. That is, unless you love a game of golf. Winding along the Eyre between Norseman in WA and Ceduna in SA, the brand-new Nullarbor Links is set to […]

PING G15 and i15 Hybrids

PING G15 and i15 Hybrids

The G15 Hybrid is engineered as a high-launching, forgiving alternative to long and mid irons. For golfers who prefer a traditional hybrid shape and size, the stainless steel i15 offers a high moment of inertia with a tour-preferred trajectory.

Amstel Ranfurlie

Amstel Ranfurlie

If you’ve ever considered becoming a member of a private or semi-private course, but haven’t yet had the opportunity to play on one of these local gems, then Amstel Golf Club’s Ranfurlie Course in Melbourne’s south-east may be just what you’re looking for. Ranked in “Australia’s best 50 courses” by Golf Australia (2004 and 2006), […]

Settlers Run

Settlers Run

Melbourne’s south east corridor can add another quality golf course to its ever-expanding resume. With a population explosion throughout this area in the last 10 years — coupled with the recently-completed Eastlink bypass — entrepreneurs and designers alike have taken advantage of the course-friendly land available and some excellent tracks have emerged. Greg Norman’s latest […]

Blind golfers strutting the fairways

Blind golfers strutting the fairways

Our sense of sight is critical for everyday tasks, and it is often taken for granted. But for those who are blind, simple leisure sports like golf can be incredibly complex and challenging pursuits. In Australia there are upwards of 50 blind golfers eligible to play in sanctioned international events.  One of Australia’s leading blind golfers […]

The Little One

The Little One

Hitting the ball with the centre of the club is a constant priority — regardless of the club you have in your hand. And while there are many training aids out there, few really help you focus on hitting the ball in the centre of the club. The Little One, on the other hand, achieves […]

Smoothy Storm Buggy

Smoothy Storm Buggy

Australia’s No 1 Selling Golf Buggy brand has released the Smoothy Storm model featuring a bounty of championship features and benefits. Its wider ergonomic dual grip handle makes this buggy the easiest to push out of the Smoothy stable. The unique Telescopic Independent Suspension System has three widths which can be adjusted to suit the […]