Junior News for June

Junior News for June

Speechley, Wikana shine in NSW YET another in the long line of champion young golfers to come out of New South Wales surfaced in last month’s Jack Newton Junior Golf NSW All Schools Junior Championship played at the Forster-Tuncurry Golf Club on the North Coast of the state. At just 12-years of age Castle Hill […]

Behind the scenes at PING Headquarters, Arizona

Behind the scenes at PING Headquarters, Arizona

What do you do when the putts just don’t drop? Get a lesson? Change putters? Well, for Karsten  Solheim, neither option was sufficient. Instead, he simply invented his own putter and, without knowing it, launched an international golf powerhouse in the process. It all started back in 1959 in Redwood City, California. Solheim – an […]

Share your (COVER) story

Share your (COVER) story

One of the things I love most about the game of golf is the amazing variety of people that I meet on the course, and the fascinating, inspirational stories that they share. Just like snowflakes, no two golfers’ stories are the same; each one has its own unique character and style. Indeed, the golf course […]

Historic win for Kim at The Players Championship

Historic win for Kim at The Players Championship

South Korea’s Si Woo Kim played the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship like the veteran that he is. Yet in only his second PLAYERS Championship, Kim, who began the final round trailing the leaders by two shots, took the lead late on the front nine at TPC Sawgrass and then methodically worked his way […]

Fox Sports to launch dedicated Players Championship channel

Fox Sports to launch dedicated Players Championship channel

The best golfers in the world, including defending champion Jason Day, will descend on TPC Sawgrass in Florida from next Friday (May 12) to contest The Players Championship. FOX SPORTS More (Channel 507) will become the home of golf’s unofficial fifth major from Monday (May 8), when FOX SPORTS’ dedicated 24/7 pop up channel switches […]

Rewriting the Rule Book

Rewriting the Rule Book

By now you will have heard that the USGA and the R&A are conducting a major revamp/simplification of the Rules of Golf. In a refreshing twist, the USGA and R&A are, amazingly, asking for feedback/suggestions from golfers regarding the rules. And while I’m under no illusion that the USGA or R&A are truly open to […]

Club of the month: Cranbourne Golf Club

Club of the month: Cranbourne Golf Club

When you think of golf along the spectacular Melbourne Sandbelt, the usual “famous” clubs will immediately spring to mind, with names like Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath and the like taking top billing.  Known for their pristine conditioning, strategic layouts and awe-inspiring beauty, the courses in this region represent the very best that Australia has to […]

March 2017 Golf Demo Days

March 2017 Golf Demo Days

Going to an Australian Golf Demo Day is a great way to test out new golf equipment like Drivers, Irons Wedges and Hybrids (Click here to read tips about attending a Golf Demo Day). There is no better way to test the feel of a golf club, or watch the actual ball flight, etc. Plus, […]

Kirkman new CEO for PGA of Australia

Kirkman new CEO for PGA of Australia

  The PGA of Australia announced today that Gavin Kirkman has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Peter O’Malley, Chairman of the PGA Board highlighted this appointment as particularly noteworthy as Gavin Kirkman comes from within golfing’s and the organisation’s ranks. Gavin is a long serving PGA employee having been CEO of PGA Queensland from 2002 […]

Hot under the collar

Hot under the collar

Last month’s column about mobile phones in the clubhouse unleashed a multitude of reader responses. Dozens of you wrote in, overwhelmingly supporting my point that electronic devices in the clubhouse were simply a sign of the times, and that clubs need to embrace that fact. The column also generated a bunch of letters on related […]

No, you can’t (yes, you can!)

No, you can’t (yes, you can!)

Recently, I was enjoying a coffee in the/bar lounge at a local club, getting ready for an afternoon meeting. The room was empty, apart from another guest who was tucked away in a corner, reading a newspaper. As I sat there quietly, passing the time by reading a news story on my iPhone, a member […]

Brett Coletta turns professional 

Brett Coletta turns professional 

Brett Coletta, one of Australian golf’s hottest prospects, is turning professional. Coletta will join the paid ranks at next week’s Singapore Open (January 19-22) and soon afterwards try his hand on the US PGA Tour. The 20-year-old Melburnian is changing status after reaching a career-high No.7 in the world amateur rankings but, more importantly for […]

Three holes-in-one on the same hole on the same day

Three holes-in-one on the same hole on the same day

Holes-in-one are a rare occurrence for a golfer. The probability of making a hole-in-one for an average player is roughly 12,500-to-1. The chances of two people getting an Ace on the same hole on the same day are in the 17 million-to-1 range. Add in a third person, hitting from the same tees and the statistics […]

Respected NSW journalist and editor Michael Court joins Inside Golf

Respected NSW journalist and editor Michael Court joins Inside Golf

Inside Golf is proud to announce that respected Australian journalist and editor Michael Court has joined the team as Staff Contributor for the NSW and ACT region. Court brings a wealth of golf knowledge and a strong media background to the Inside Golf team, with past positions including Sports Editor of Sydney Daily Mirror, NSW […]

Bubba goes bold with Volvik

Bubba goes bold with Volvik

Bubba Watson made history last week, becoming the first player to put a pink-coloured golf ball into play in PGA TOUR history. Watson, who is no stranger to making bold, colourful choices on the course (he is known for playing a pink PING driver),  debuted his colourful Volvik S4 golf ball at last month’s SBS […]

Seniors subdue the subsidy snafu

Seniors subdue the subsidy snafu

Most clubs across Australia will have, in one form or another, a membership category or subsidy in place to cater to Senior Members. Designed to reward long-term loyalty (and reduce the financial strain on older members), this can take the form of a greatly discounted rate for members over a certain age, who have been […]

Grand Opening reveals Royal facelift

Grand Opening reveals Royal facelift

FOR three years, Royal Canberra, the face and benchmark of championship golf in the Nation’s capital, has been undergoing an extensive renovation and its acclaimed unique facelift will be revealed in a special public showing this month. Designed by Melbourne course designers Ogilvy Clayton Cocking Mead Pty Ltd (OCCM), the new Westbourne Course will be […]

Closing the (gender membership) gap

Closing the (gender membership) gap

Last month, we received a letter which highlighted a growing concern by many golfers. The letter (Why 7 isn’t 7, Letters section) explained how a typical 7-day women’s membership, for example, doesn’t generally allow women to play golf on Wednesdays or Saturdays (men’s-only comps days); effectively making their membership a 5-day membership. Since then, I’ve […]

2017 Oates Vic Open becomes million-dollar event

2017 Oates Vic Open becomes million-dollar event

The Victorian Minister for Sport The Hon John Eren MP announced a $1.1 million funding boost for the Oates Vic Open over the next two years. The increase in funding will allow the 2017 Oates Vic Open to be contested for a total prize purse of AU$1 million, shared evenly between the men’s and women’s fields. […]

Cobra Connect Grip

Cobra Connect Grip

Gadget lovers and golf technology enthusiasts pay close attention. There is a new bit of golf tech on the market, and it’s sure to not only turn heads, but also help transform how you analyse your golf. The new COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos system features an ultralight sensor that is embedded into the grip […]

Denmark sizzles at World Cup of Golf, US and China close behind

Denmark sizzles at World Cup of Golf, US and China close behind

FEATURING one of the best fields seen down under in recent memory, The ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf is delivering all of the excitement, fun and world-class golf that Australian golf fans have been anticipating. Team Denmark has been making headlines with their stellar form throughout the pristine Kingston Heath Golf Club layout–the duo of […]

Blyth busts down door for biggest career win

Blyth busts down door for biggest career win

Adam Blyth captured the biggest title of his career with a gritty fourth round in the NSW Open at Stonecutters Ridge. Battling winds above 40km/h, a bushfire burning in the distance, and the weight of expectation after taking a four-shot lead into the final round, Blyth composed himself on the back nine to win in […]

End of an era for TRP Sports

End of an era for TRP Sports

Veteran Golf Promoter Tony Roosenburg has decided to close the doors on his golf promotions business TRP Sports after 36 years. “It has been an amazing run of success since I arrived as an immigrant from the Netherlands in 1981 and started with Tony Charlton in the Golf Industry, ” said to Roosenburg. TRP Sports […]

Sandhurst, Rossdale discuss merger

Sandhurst, Rossdale discuss merger

Melbourne’s Sandhurst Club has put forth a formal offer to Rossdale Golf Club to work towards a merger between the two clubs. In the offer, which was sent to Rossdale Golf Club on October 31st, Sandhurst noted that the merger aims to “provide RGC and SHC members with a wider range of sustainable benefits both […]

Nisbet eagles playoff to win Clearwater Bay Open

Nisbet eagles playoff to win Clearwater Bay Open

Newly married Daniel Nisbet sank a 10-foot eagle putt to beat third-round leader Alex Kang in a playoff for the RMB1.2 million Clearwater Bay Open, Hong Kong’s first Ping An Bank China Tour – PGA TOUR China Series event.  Playing in the penultimate group, the Australian carded a six-under-par 64 for a 15-under-total of 265, […]

Time for (your) major support for our major events

Time for (your) major support for our major events

The 2016 summer of golf is here, and it is looking to be a cracker. With the long-anticipated World Cup of Golf played at Kingston Heath, the Australian Open at Royal Sydney, and the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines, Aussie golf fans are in for a real treat. The World Cup of Golf […]

We Tried it: Concourse Golf CBM3

We Tried it: Concourse Golf CBM3

Over the years, we’ve tried a variety of different types of golf buggies. And whether you call it a buggy, cart, trolley, trundle or any host of other names, they are all relatively similar in shape; with anything from two to four wheels, and a variety of collapsible configurations and features. But at the end […]

We Tried it: Mizuno JPX900 Iron family

We Tried it: Mizuno JPX900 Iron family

Last month, we tried (and loved!) the Mizuno JPX900 Driver, calling it one of the best drivers we’ve ever tested (see here for the review). This month, the excitement (and quality) carries over as we review the family of irons: The JPX900 Tour, JPX900 Forged and the JPX900 Hot Metal. Each of these iron sets features […]

World-class field, venue on show at World Cup of Golf

World-class field, venue on show at World Cup of Golf

The eyes of world golf will be fixed firmly on Melbourne this month, as players from 28 countries will battle it out for glory in the entrancing and exciting World Cup of Golf. Played at the renowned Kingston Heath Golf Club from November 23-27, the event will showcase one of the most exciting fields we’ve […]

25th Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner

25th Robert Allenby Golf Day and Gala Dinner

Have you ever wanted to play golf whilst at the same time supporting children and families living with cancer? On 21st November, Challenge will celebrate the 25th Robert Allenby Golf Day & Gala Dinner. Known as one of Australia’s most successful charity events, this action-packed day and glamorous evening allow Challenge to raise vital funds to […]

Chip in for Golf Month

Chip in for Golf Month

This month, golf clubs and facilities around Australia will be conducting a wide variety of activities and offers to inspire people to play golf. An initiative backed by the golf industry and promoted by a national marketing campaign, Golf Month 2016 enables clubs and facilities around the country to encourage new, returning and existing players […]

Ocean Dunes: Raw, rugged and remarkable

Ocean Dunes: Raw, rugged and remarkable

The once sleepy and secluded King Island has been making global headlines of late, most notably for the fact that it is now home to two of Australia’s (and perhaps the planet’s) most exciting and awe-inspiring golf courses. Last month saw the official opening of the island’s latest golfing gem, Ocean Dunes. Four years in […]

Golf Month is here…now let’s all pitch in!

Golf Month is here…now let’s all pitch in!

Every week, I read countless emails, stories, reports and news pieces about how golf is struggling to attract and/or retain golfers. It’s become a rather mundane activity, as nearly everyone is keen to point any number of fingers at any number of culprits. Whether it’s the fault of other sports like cricket, the struggling economy, […]

We Tried it: Mizuno JPX900 Driver

We Tried it: Mizuno JPX900 Driver

While they have long been known for their innovative, high-performing irons, Mizuno has recently made a serious push into the woods category, with the launch of their new JPX900 Driver, Fairway Wood and Hybrid series. Inside Golf were among the first to test-drive these sleek, new sticks, and we are excited to report that they […]

Golden moments: Olympic Golf a major victory

Golden moments: Olympic Golf a major victory

To those who doubted the validity of golf in the Olympics, it’s time to admit that you may have been wrong. Yes, the format was uninspired, and the threat of Zika made all the headlines prior to the event, but when all was said and done, the game of golf put on a gold-medal-worthy performance […]

Churchill Park, Waverley announce merger

Churchill Park, Waverley announce merger

The members of Victoria’s Churchill Park Golf Club and Waverley Golf Club have voted to merge their two clubs into one entity, to be known as Churchill – Waverley Golf and Bowls Club Limited, with the intention to consolidate onto the current Churchill Park land in Churchill Park Drive, Endeavour Hills. The Clubs held separate […]

Curlewis Golf Club to launch Golf Academy and Driving Range

Curlewis Golf Club to launch Golf Academy and Driving Range

One of Victoria’s fastest-growing golf clubs has given their members a reason to celebrate, while also providing local golfers and families another incentive to become a member. Curlewis Golf Club has announced one of the most exciting and innovative golf developments to ever be launched in the Geelong region, with plans for a state-of-the-art golf driving range […]

AGS new distributor of ECCO Golf shoes

AGS new distributor of ECCO Golf shoes

Leading golf footwear innovator, ECCO Golf, and Sydney-based American Golf Supplies Pty Ltd have announced a new partnership which will see AGS become the distributor of ECCO Golf shoes in Australia. Private company AGS, established 50 years ago and owned by Paul and Kim Roser for the past two decades, is the Australian distributor for […]

Women drive to bridge golf’s gaps

Women drive to bridge golf’s gaps

WHERE are all the women golfers and administrators? That question is being addressed by clubs, controlling bodies and the golf industry at every level – in every country. Recently, a group of 30 women involved in golf club governance participated in a day-long forum hosted by Magenta Shores Golf and Country Club on the NSW Central […]

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