August 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

August 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

The August 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is available online This month: THE WIZARD OF OZCool, fearless and invincible. Cameron Smith lifts Claret Jug TRAVEL ADVENTURESHunter Valley, Port Stephens, Central Coast FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE CLUB OF THE MONTHChirnside Park Country Club REGIONAL CLUB OF THE MONTHNambucca Heads Island Golf Club NEW PRODUCTSAll the latest […]

Champions of the Murray

Champions of the Murray

THERE was some serious golf played and loads of fun and laughter at the Champions of the Murray final played at Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club.  More than 50 finalists from the qualifying partner clubs took part in the final with Cobram Barooga Golf Club’s Carolyn Huggins and Margaret Rhode edging out Kristine Geary and […]

Visitors flock to Sunshine Coast’s week of winter golf

Visitors flock to Sunshine Coast’s week of winter golf

By Peter Owen IF the goal was to attract visiting golfers to Queensland during the quieter winter period, then this year’s Sunshine Coast Winter Classic ticked all the boxes. A sellout field turned up to play four of the region’s premier golf courses in a 72-hole amateur tournament aimed at club golfers. Players travelled from […]

FROM THIS … TO THIS! Cameron Smith the Invincible

FROM THIS … TO THIS! Cameron Smith the Invincible

By Peter Owen GRAEME Miller, the founder and president of the Invincibles Sunshine Coast Junior Golf Tour, remembers when Cameron Smith, a skinny 10-year-old with a handicap that matched his age, turned up for his first junior event. “He was a delightful young fellow,” Miller recalls. “He was always thinking of others, always helping – […]

Is it fair to ban players who have signed up to play the LIV Golf Series from playing other tours?

Is it fair to ban players who have signed up to play the LIV Golf Series from playing other tours?

BUNKER-TO-BUNKER….Inside Golf writers have their say! By Michael Davis FOR the sake of this argument, I am putting aside the appalling human rights abuse issue here. So from the outset my argument is hopelessly flawed. But I want to focus on the US PGA Tour’s role in this whole debacle. Let’s face it. We’re talking […]

Chandler lands top job at Noosa Springs

Chandler lands top job at Noosa Springs

By Peter Owen HE’S just landed one of the plum jobs in Queensland golf club management but had circumstances been a little different, Dan Chandler may have become a crime fighter, following in the footsteps of his dad Mark, a police sergeant who recently retired after 30 years in the force. Instead, Dan has just […]

Train Your Plane

Train Your Plane

Train Your Plane is an inflatable and adjustable golf swing plane training aid. It is made up of three inflatable pieces:  1. Base (has a small bladder that you fill with water)2. Wall3. Tube  Once inflated, the pieces become “Golf Lego” through the use of strategically placed velcro, the base, wall and tube can be […]

GSC™ Tourer – The Game Changer!

GSC™ Tourer – The Game Changer!

THE Golf Skate Caddy™ Tourer is an innovative standing position personal golf transporter that will revolutionise the way we all play.  Not only is it fun to ride but golfers of all ages will experience a faster paced game. When you’re riding the GSC™ Tourer, the distance travelled is about the same as walking the […]

Bucket List Guide to 150 Courses

Bucket List Guide to 150 Courses

WHAT’S the best and most picturesque golf course you’ve played and what’s next on your bucket list? Can’t make up your mind? Well, here’s a little help from a book titled 150 golf courses you need to visit before you die. It’s a selection of the 150 most marvellous golf courses in the world – […]

Luxury Padded Seats

Luxury Padded Seats

ARE your Dad’s golf cart seats peeling or splitting? Faded from our sun? Or does he just deserve a more comfortable seat when escaping to play golf?  As a solution, Carts’n’Parts Australia have exclusively produced an easy to fit, zip on padded seat cover that equals, if not surpasses, the quality of custom upholstered seats.  […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 29

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 29

Dual Aussie Open Champion, Matt Jones talks to Larry and Gary about his experiences in the first two LIV Events including a whacky praccy round with Donald Trump. Larry reviews Callaway’s new Jaws Raw Wedges including a chat with Ben Allen, Training & Fitting Specialist. The boys discuss the Open and what makes Cam Smith […]

Karrie Webb wins first senior title

Karrie Webb wins first senior title

Karrie Webb is back in the winner’s circle. The seven-time major champion held off Annika Sorenstam to win the Senior LPGA Championship and claim her first senior title. Webb, 47, fired a five-under par 67 in the final round for a four-shot victory at Salina Country Club. “It’s been a long time since I’ve had […]

Sanctuary Cove Golf Course – The Palms tees up further golf course enhancements

Sanctuary Cove Golf Course – The Palms tees up further golf course enhancements

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club’s The Palms golf course will embark on an enhancement plan which will see further upgrades since its redesign was completed just over a decade ago.  Paul Mogford and Neil Crafter of Crafter + Mogford Architects, who have Melbourne’s renowned Metropolitan Golf Course and Barwon Heads Golf Course to their […]

July 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

July 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

The July 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is available online This month: IRISH EYES ARE SMILINGPadraig Harrington reflects on his Open victory and career TRAVEL ADVENTURESWest Australia’s Golfing Gems + MORE HOT WHEELSGolf carts, buggies, batteries and accessories JOIN A CLUBTop membership offers and specials GREAT NEW PRODUCTSAll the latest gear MAJOR MINJEE LEE TO […]

Cam Smith joins elite group

Cam Smith joins elite group

CAMERON Smith joined a small but elite group of Aussies to win the British Open Championship when he rode a red-hot putter to victory to win the 150thBritish Open at the Home of Golf St Andrews. Smith gave Irish hero Rory McIlroy and young Norwegian Victor Hovland a start and a beating as he careered […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 28

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 28

In this episode of Backspin, Gary Barter shares his experience from the first American LIV tournament played at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland Oregon. He also explains where Oregon actually is. Larry talks about how to play when you have strong wind. The boys talk to Luke Adams about his extraordinary new indoor facility, discuss the […]

Courses under threat from anti-golf lobby

Courses under threat from anti-golf lobby

By Michael Davis WE have no desire to be overly combative here. But in our view the same cannot be said for those who want to shut down the Northcote public golf course and turn it into parkland. Clearly not happy with the compromise reached recently, with the course being reduced from 12 to nine […]

WIN! A golf holiday  package for two!

WIN! A golf holiday  package for two!

INSIDE GOLF, Handiskins and Peter Lehmann Wines are offering a great prize to one lucky reader: a Golf Holiday Package for two people (twin share or king room) at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast from Wednesday, May 3 to Sunday, May 7, 2023.  The “Peter Lehmann Wines Golf Challenge Giveaway Package” is […]

The men who play golf as it was intended

The men who play golf as it was intended

By Peter Owen THEY’RE a devoted bunch, these hickory golfers. They see beauty in rusty old golf clubs that most of us would consign to the scrap heap. And they readily take responsibility for upholding the traditions and behaviours that have made golf such a special game. So they happily cop the jibes that greet […]

There’s no stopping Trevor

There’s no stopping Trevor

DOES Central Queensland golfer Trevor Tougher know the golf course at Yeppoon Golf Club like the back of his hand? You bet he does! After all, he is the club’s superintendent and last month won his umpteenth Men’s Open Championship when he fired rounds of 66-67 for a 133 total – nine-under par. “I’m not […]

Nambour pro wants to build a golf complex for intellectually disabled

Nambour pro wants to build a golf complex for intellectually disabled

By Peter Owen FOR the past eight years former Nambour pro Darrell Dalton has been conducting weekly golf clinics for intellectually handicapped people on the Sunshine Coast. What’s more, he and his wife Michelle operate a charity pro shop in downtown Nambour, raising funds through the sale of golf gear – much of it donated […]

As a sport, golf has most positive spin

As a sport, golf has most positive spin

A SURVEY conducted prior to the explosive golf war between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf has golf as the sport that amasses the most positive news coverage. Researchers at online ticket sales website livefootballtickets.com analysed 45,000 sports news articles over the past nine years (2013-2022) to find out which sporting codes received the best […]

At 50, Padraig Harrington reflects on his successful career

At 50, Padraig Harrington reflects on his successful career

THREE-TIME major winner and former European Ryder Cup team captain Padraig Harrington has shifted his focus now that he’s 50 years old and eligible to play on the PGA Tour Champions. The Irishman has made his presence felt on the PGA Tour Champions finishing tied for second at last month’s Rapiscan Systems Classic behind Kiwi […]

If President Donald Trump, a keen golfer and owner of many courses, invited you to play in a four-ball with him, would you accept his invitation?

If President Donald Trump, a keen golfer and owner of many courses, invited you to play in a four-ball with him, would you accept his invitation?

BUNKER-TO-BUNKER….Inside Golf writers have their say! By Peter Owen MY first inclination was to simply write ‘No’ and be responsible for perhaps the briefest column in the history of golf writing. I’m no fan of Donald Trump. I don’t like his politics or his ethics. I just don’t like him. And he probably wouldn’t like […]

GM Matt Corby races into top job

GM Matt Corby races into top job

THE new general manager at The National Golf Club, Matt Corby, is undaunted after 100 days in the job he landed ahead of many high profile local and international candidates. More than a few industry eyebrows were raised when Corby, 52, was appointed to what is arguably the biggest job in Australian golf. After all, […]

POWAKADDY Dri Tech Bag

POWAKADDY Dri Tech Bag

The PowaKaddy Dri Tech cart bag is a 100% fully waterproof bag using a hydrostatic rated fabric of over 10,000mm – that’s four times the performance of most waterproof bags on the market! Using a cutting-edge super-lightweight Nylon fabric, as well as a superior heat welded seam-sealing method and a special coating, the Dri Tech […]

Parmaker Scout

Parmaker Scout

The Parmaker Scout is the strongest and most reliable walker on the market. Parmaker uses the latest materials and manufacturing techniques to build the Scout, and its 3 and 4-wheel siblings, the Spirit and Explorer.  Unlike many other walkers that are imported from overseas, the Scout is resolutely Australian – built from the ground up […]

WILSON STAFF D9 FORGED IRONS

WILSON STAFF D9 FORGED IRONS

THE Wilson Staff D9 Forged Irons are designed using a generative process that compares hundreds of Power Hole layouts.  D9 Forged Irons combine the nuanced feel of a forged head with higher launch angles, for incredible stopping power and pinpoint accuracy. • NOTHING FEELS LIKE FORGED Premium, carbon forged heads combine exceptional feel with a thin top […]

Introducing THE ECCO BIOM C4

Introducing THE ECCO BIOM C4

The newest development in the ground breaking BIOM series, ECCO BIOM C4 offers unrivaled 360- degree breathability, allowing golfers to stay cool & comfortable throughout their round. This new blend of innovative comfort ensures a finely tuned balance of cushioning, rebound, waterproofing and air-flow. ECCO’s most advanced technologies are used in this new iteration of […]

Vaporize Lite 3.0kg

Vaporize Lite 3.0kg

Features: • Waterproof golf bag • YKK world’s No.1 zippers on all pockets • 14 full length sewn horizontal & vertical club dividers  • Separate putter and driver compartments • Bag base moulded socket minimises side-to-side bag movement • Highest quality PU backed fabric  • 9 very spacious pockets providing ample storage • Oversize insulated […]

TITLEIST TOUR SPEED GOLF BALL

TITLEIST TOUR SPEED GOLF BALL

WHEN the original Tour Speed was introduced two years ago, it was the first Titleist high performance, multilayer golf ball with a proprietary Titleist Performance Urethane (TPU) cover, and immediately provided golfers the fastest, best performing model in its category. The reformulated Tour Speed continues to produce consistently fast speed, penetrating flight and exceptional short […]

TUDOR BLACK BAY GMT S&G WATCH

TUDOR BLACK BAY GMT S&G WATCH

This column has detailed the merits of many precision wedges and putters but nothing as precise as the iconic TUDOR BLACK BAY GMT S&G timepiece. The TUDOR BLACK BAY GMT S&G model, which comes with integrated Manufacture Calibre MT 5652, encapsulates TUDOR’s state-of-the-art manufacturing prowess in a steel and gold watch that combines warm design […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 27

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 27

In this episode of Backspin, Larry’s guest, Gary Barter reflects on his experiences at the last two majors and the first LIV tournament where had no less than 3 of his players competing! The boys make sense of Cobra’s latest 3D Printed putters by chatting with Cobra’s own, Matt Heterick. Has the short game become […]

John Deere committed to the game

John Deere committed to the game

PLAYING off a handicap of seven, John Deere’s Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, Luke Chandler, knows the satisfaction golf brings to those who play it and what it takes to build and maintain a good course.  “I love the challenge (of golf),” Mr Chandler said. “The feeling that you can continue to grow […]

Win a Golfing Holiday Package for Two!

Win a Golfing Holiday Package for Two!

INSIDE GOLF, Handiskins and Peter Lehmann Wines are offering a great prize to one lucky reader: a Golf Holiday Package for two people (twin share or king room) at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast from Wednesday, May 3 to Sunday, May 7, 2023. The “Peter Lehmann Wines Golf Challenge Giveaway Package” is […]

Huntingdale Golf Club & Cranbourne Country Club now into the next phase of their partnership

At a historic night on Wednesday 8th June, the Huntingdale Golf Club members, by an overwhelming majority, voted in favour to proceed with the Club’s new OCM Master Plan.  The delivery of the Master Plan and the partnership with the Cranbourne Country Club will ensure the future sustainability of the Huntingdale Golf Club. The innovative […]

Ambitious move to appeal to new audience

Ambitious move to appeal to new audience

By Michael Davis IT is not the role of Inside Golf to be a cheerleader for any of the game’s governing bodies. However, we are not backward in coming forward when genuine credit is deserved. And this is absolutely the case following the inspired move to combine the men’s and women’s Australian opens. Long before […]

Should Augusta National GC abolish the lifetime exemption rule and stop players like Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Fred Couples, et al from playing the Masters?

Should Augusta National GC abolish the lifetime exemption rule and stop players like Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Fred Couples, et al from playing the Masters?

BUNKER-TO-BUNKER….Inside Golf writers have their say! By Michael Court DON’T do it … please? Don’t deny us a chance to pay tribute to some of the greatest golfers of all time. Americans love their champions, especially the golfing ones. And we aren’t that different. I just spent an hour or so watching a “scramble” format […]

Porter’s ambitious plans for junior golf

Porter’s ambitious plans for junior golf

By Rob Willis EWAN Porter knows a bit about golfing talent.  A junior prodigy with a +4 handicap before turning professional in his teens, Porter had an abundance of it.  Twice a winner on the US Nationwide Tour, qualified for three Open Championships, long off the tee and with the fearless attitude needed to compete […]

Captain Karrie set for Olympic Games

Captain Karrie set for Olympic Games

By Michael Davis KARRIE Webb will be nominated as captain of Australia’s golf team for the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. Webb, the legendary seven-time major winner and World Golf Hall of Fame member, steps in to replace Ian Baker-Finch, who has retired from the role after captaining Australia at the 2016 Rio De […]

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