Category: 19th Hole

Video: Marcus Fraser – The Long Drive

Video: Marcus Fraser – The Long Drive

Inside Golf’s Henry Peters chats with professional golfer–and self-confessed “Rev Head”–Marcus Fraser about life on tour, his most memorable moments and more.

September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Why does it have to be ‘Super’ tough?

Why does it have to be ‘Super’ tough?

I would like to ponder, along with you, my readers, the subject that is Course Superintendents. We used to call the lads Green Keepers but in this day of political correctness, it’s now Course Superintendents. Just like a Club Pro is now The Senior Manager of Golf and Retail Operations and the Gardener is the [...]

August 30, 2013 | 9 Comments More
The Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart

The future of golf carts?

In a move that would make Al “Caddyshack” Czervik get up and dance, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled designs for a visionary golf cart that could revolutionise how we get around the course. Based upon ideas submitted via golf fans during an international competition, the Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart combines aspects of Mercedes-Benz vehicles with all the [...]

July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More
The Great Rake Debate

The Great Rake Debate

We get a lot of mail from readers concerning rake placement. Should they go inside the bunker? Outside the bunker? Should they be eliminated altogether?

June 3, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Nine golf shots that will give you the shakes

Nine golf shots that will give you the shakes

I pity the world’s best golfers. The greatest fear they have on the golf course is missing the cut or if they’re lucky, tightening up as they get in contention on Sunday. To them, the life of a hacker must look like an extreme sport with enough fear-inducing shots during a round of golf to [...]

May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Feeling flushed: Colsaerts takes a drop…in the loo (video)

Feeling flushed: Colsaerts takes a drop…in the loo (video)

We’ve heard of “nearest point of relief”, but this is a bit wacky. In the quarterfinals of the Volvo World Match Play event in Bulgaria, Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts hit a wayward tee shot that flew over a toilet block, into a red-staked hazard. In determining the drop location from the hazard, the rules official determined [...]

May 19, 2013 | 0 Comments More
The golf trip yips

The golf trip yips

We are all familiar with the unwritten laws of golf. The third shot off the tee is usually a good one; long putts are easier to hole when they are for triple bogey; and golf balls always go further when you’re trying to lay up short of the water hazard. Obviously, some are more steadfast [...]

May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Larry Canning

The legend of Cart ‘C’

I was recently driving a golf cart at break neck speed–which as you know could be upwards of 12 KPH–trying to stay in front of a storm that looked like it could take out Wollongong. When I found myself dangling two wheels over the edge of the water hazard on the 6th, I remembered just how bloody dangerous these little electric missiles can be.

October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments More
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January 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Baggage excessive: travelling with golf clubs can be costly

Baggage excessive: travelling with golf clubs can be costly

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 [...]

January 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More
The glider that made the emergency landing on a Perth driving range

Talk about a Drop Zone: Plane lands on Perth driving range

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 [...]

December 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More
American Funeral Home opens Golf Hole Memorial

American Funeral Home opens Golf Hole Memorial

Golfers understand the simple joys that accompany a day on the course: the smell of a freshly cut green, the sound of a well-hit drive and the satisfaction of watching a long putt fall into the hole. It is with these joys in mind that Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Bellevue, Washington, [...]

October 18, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Win a TaylorMade Ghost Spider

Win a TaylorMade Ghost Spider

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Inside Golf and TaylorMade are giving away a TaylorMade Ghost Spider putter to one lucky reader. The same model used by Jason Day, this putter is beginning to turn heads on tour, as it contains some very cool features.

September 27, 2011 More
Will Obama play golf in Melbourne?

Australia calls for President Obama to pack the clubs

The Australian Golf industry is voicing their dismay at the prospect of President Obama coming to Australia without his golf clubs. The president will be travelling Down Under in mid November this year, but has been advised not to pack his golf clubs for fear of sending the wrong message back home in the USA. [...]

September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More
I, Caddy

I, Caddy

I thought the public was a little hard on Tiger when he was forced to sack his caddy of 12 years and five thousand wins. You see, I too have been down that very same path. Like Tiger, I’ve had to make some very difficult decisions which have literally torn the heart from many of [...]

August 26, 2011 | 0 Comments More
The greatest movie ever made!

BE the ball: How watching Caddyshack can improve your golf

It’s just over thirty years since Caddyshack graced our screens, providing us a heck of a lot of laughs and still-quotable quotes. But did you know that watching Caddyshack can also improve your golf? As most golfers know, Caddyshack is the greatest movie in the history of movies. Not just best golf movie…not just best [...]

April 1, 2011 | 1 Comment More
20 new golf rules for 2011

20 new golf rules for 2011

IT’S that time of the year again. Yep, it’s the silly season and Inside Golf’s Brian Eagle has put forward 20 suggested new Rules for 2011. To those really serious so-called Rules experts who think we are poking fun at the game, we say “lighten up”.

January 12, 2011 | 1 Comment More
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 [...]

January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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 [...]

January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Is Fido an athlete?

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 [...]

January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Excuse me? The best excuses for a poor golf shot

Excuse me? The best excuses for a poor golf shot

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!) [...]

January 11, 2011 | 1 Comment More
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: [...]

January 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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The Golf Gods: Who they are, and how to bribe them

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 [...]

January 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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” [...]

January 8, 2011 | 1 Comment More
Olympic Golf events we’d REALLY like to see

Olympic Golf events we’d REALLY like to see

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.

January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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 [...]

April 4, 2010 | 1 Comment More
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