Minjee Lee captures Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic

Minjee Lee captures Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic

Australia’s Minjee Lee captured the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic with a clutch birdie putt from 20ft at the first extra hole to beat France’s Celine Boutier in a thrilling shoot-out under the Middle Eastern moonlight. Following in the footsteps of previous champions including Annika Sorenstam, Lexi Thompson and Shanshan Feng, Lee came into the week […]

SParms Masks

SParms Masks

As a company passionate about finding innovative solutions to problems, it made sense for SParms to design and manufacture face masks when faced with closure due to the COVID 19 pandemic. With their passion for innovation for “protection” and their manufacturing capabilities, they could not sit back and simply wait for the pandemic to pass. […]

Golf NSW appoints Regional Managers to boost participation programs

Golf NSW appoints Regional Managers to boost participation programs

Golf NSW, in conjunction with Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG), has appointed eight Regional Managers to deliver participation programs and club support services throughout NSW and the Australian Capital Territory. Stuart Fraser, CEO of Golf NSW, said the appointments are a first for the two closely-aligned organisations, and a significant commitment to not only golf […]

Better stretching, eating, sleeping and moving is better than ‘the cure’

Better stretching, eating, sleeping and moving is better than ‘the cure’

By Patricia Maris, Golfness Strategist There are many benefits that players can derive from golf. Apart from the joy of the game, the beauty of the courses and spending time in the glory of nature, this ancient game provides players with many hidden health benefits. But are we doing it right? According to statistics, more […]

WIN: A fitted set of Mizuno JPX921 Irons

WIN: A fitted set of Mizuno JPX921 Irons

Inside Golf and Mizuno are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a fully-fitted, 7-piece set of JPX921 irons (#4-PW). Simply enter via the form below, and one winner will be chosen at random to be fit for a set of irons from the JPX921 Family of irons which is best-suited to that player. […]

MIZUNO JPX921 Forged Irons

MIZUNO JPX921 Forged Irons

The JPX921 Forged iron integrates the power of Chromoly into a full body Forged iron for the very first time.  Initially applied in Mizuno’s Hot Metal irons – Chromoly has made the cross over to Mizuno’s forgings with staggering results. Testing shows the fastest ball speeds Mizuno has ever produced from a fully Forged iron. […]

NEW: PING G425 Family of Woods and Irons

NEW: PING G425 Family of Woods and Irons

PING has introduced the G425 Family, a complete set of custom fit, custom built clubs engineered for golfers of all skill levels. PING G425 Driver In the new PING G425 driver series, the primary model is named Max as it elevates the moment of inertia (MOI) to PING’s highest level in history and provide golfers […]

Report: Golf rounds booming in Australia

Report: Golf rounds booming in Australia

Golf is experiencing a pandemic-inspired boom, a new report has confirmed. In its Australian Golf Rounds – Trends and Impacts of Covid-19 report, Golf Australia confirms that despite parts of Victorian golf being shuttered for extended periods of 2020, year-to-date rounds played nationally are down only 1 per cent by the end of August. If […]

Drewitt claims first title at Lincoln Land Championship

Drewitt claims first title at Lincoln Land Championship

Australian Brett Drewitt celebrated Father’s Day with his first victory in his 116th career start on Sunday at the Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRS. “I was talking to my parents last night and I was kind of thinking about how cool it would be to win on Father’s Day,” said Drewitt, a father to […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 24

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 24

In this episode of Backspin, Larry and Steve talk with one of Australia’s best young players, Su Oh, as she prepares for the Ladies European Tour. Larry explores the hi-tech world of online golf ball fitting using Steve as his guinea pig, and he doesn’t get cranky at the end of the podcast – he […]

Olympic and Paralympic sports receive funding boost

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has announced a boost in high performance funding for Olympic and Paralympic national sporting organisations (NSOs), with increased allocations to Rugby 7s, Football, Paralympics and Surfing. This critical funding also provides 34 NSOs with much-needed certainty as they re-set for the Tokyo Games in 2021 and follows the Federal […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 23

In Episode 23 of Backspin the boys catch up with a bloke whose swing is one of Larry’s Top Five in golf – passionate Queenslander, Terry Price. Pricey reveals his secret to the perfect swing and tells us why Rugby League great, Tim Brasher was a great caddie as well as a fine footy player. […]

Woods fends off Mickelson in charity match to raise US$20M for Covid-19 relief

Woods fends off Mickelson in charity match to raise US$20M for Covid-19 relief

Tiger Woods has gotten the better of Phil Mickelson once more. Playing on his home golf course, the 82-time PGA TOUR winner built an insurmountable advantage over the first six holes before fending off a late rally to beat his longtime rival Mickelson, 1-up, in Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Charity. A total of […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 22

In this episode of Backspin, Larry and Steve catch up with Ian Baker-Finch and cover a stack of topics including the PGA Tour in a post-Covid world, the Australian summer of golf, the Olympic Games, Donald Trump and Jim Nantz. Larry’s tip involves popping in to your local pro shop to talk about your balls, […]

R&A Launches £7 million Covid-19 Funding Package

R&A Launches  £7 million Covid-19 Funding Package

The R&A today launched a £7 million funding package, The R&A Covid-19 Support Fund, to help golf deal with the impact of the pandemic. The fund will be largely aimed at national associations and other affiliated bodies in Great Britain and Ireland. With the global pandemic leading to widespread temporary course closures and drastic reductions in […]

Golf returns to Victoria

Golf returns to Victoria

Victorian golfers can head back to the course from Wednesday. Premier Daniel Andrews this morning announced the state will take the first steps to come out of its stage three Covid-19 lockdown from midnight tomorrow. A range of outdoor sports and activities will now be permitted, including golf. It’s understood that golfers will be permitted […]

PGA TOUR announces schedule adjustments for remainder of 2019-20 Season

PGA TOUR announces schedule adjustments for remainder of 2019-20 Season

With additional time needed to ensure PGA TOUR tournaments are staged in the most safe and responsible manner possible given the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the PGA TOUR is announcing further schedule modifications for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, as well as plans for the opening portion of the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Regular Season, the […]

Ask not what your golf club can do for you

Ask not what your golf club can do for you

How are golf club members responding to membership renewals during this chaotic Covid-19 situation? How are you responding? Here’s a very insightful opinion piece from Ian Cottle, GM of Burleigh Golf Club on this very topic: The last six to eight weeks has seen incredible change both here in Australia, and around the globe, with […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 21

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 21

In this episode of Backspin. Who got his 10 thousand steps up at the 2020 PGA Golf Show in Orlando Florida? Inside Golf editor Richard Fellner did, and he takes us inside this massive expo to find out what’s new in the world of golf merchandise. Many parts of the NSW South Coast were ravaged […]

Hero Indian Open postponed amid COVID-19 threat

Hero Indian Open postponed amid COVID-19 threat

The Hero Indian Open, scheduled to take place from March 19-22 at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurugram, New Delhi, has been postponed due to the ongoing threat posed by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The decision was made following consultation between the Indian Golf Union , the tournament’s co-sanctioning partners – the […]

Engström wins Women’s NSW Open

Engström wins Women’s NSW Open

Julia Engström saved her best for last as she made a fantastic birdie two to win her first Ladies European Tour title at the Women’s New South Wales Open at Dubbo Golf Club. The 18-year-old from Halmstad in southern Sweden began the final round five strokes behind the overnight leader, Manon De Roey, but put […]

European Tour Qualifying School to make history in Australia at Rosebud Country Club

European Tour Qualifying School to make history in Australia at Rosebud Country Club

The European Tour Qualifying School will make its first appearance outside of Europe when Rosebud Country Club hosts a First Stage event in 2020. European Tour hopefuls will tee it up in Australia from September 1-4, marking the first time in the European Tour Qualifying School’s 45-year history that an event will be staged in […]

Stephen Pitt Announces Resignation as CEO of Golf Australia

Stephen Pitt Announces Resignation as CEO of Golf Australia

Golf Australia has announced that Stephen Pitt has resigned as Chief Executive Officer after 11 years in the role and will step down from the Organisation later this year. Pitt joined Golf Australia in 2008 and oversaw a period of change and expansion, including the growth and consolidation of the Australian Opens, the introduction of […]

Inbee Park crowned Womens Australian Open champion

Inbee Park crowned Womens Australian Open champion

Add to the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open trophy the name of Inbee Park, South Korea’s quiet, humble champion of the game. She sits there comfortably on the Patricia Bridges Bowl with the likes of Annika Sorenstam, Lydia Ko, Dame Laura Davies, Karrie Webb and Jan Stephenson, all legends of the game. It is a […]

PGA TOUR Series-China postpones Qualifying Tournaments; announces delay to start of regular season

PGA TOUR Series-China postpones Qualifying Tournaments; announces delay to start of regular season

Due to the continuing concern over the coronavirus that originated in China but has since spread to other countries, PGA TOUR Series-China has announced it is postponing two Qualifying Tournaments scheduled for Bintan, Indonesia, and Phuket, Thailand. As a result of this decision, PGA TOUR Series-China will also postpone the first four tournaments of the […]

Herbert claims play-off victory in Dubai

Herbert claims play-off victory in Dubai

Lucas Herbert won his maiden European Tour title with a play-off victory over Christiaan Bezuidenhout on a dramatic final day at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The duo entered the final day six shots off the lead but with strong winds and showers at Emirates Golf Club, the leaderboard was blown wide open. Bezuidenhout and […]

PGA and ALPG Align in World First Collaboration

PGA and ALPG Align in World First Collaboration

The boards of the PGA and the ALPG met recently to celebrate a world-first collaboration, with the two organisations agreeing to an alignment. “Together we can create an exciting future that retains the independence of the individual bodies, respecting and growing on the great heritage of both the PGA and ALPG,” said a joint statement by […]

Woods leads United States to thrilling Presidents Cup win

Woods leads United States to thrilling Presidents Cup win

Tiger Woods ended 2019 the same way he started it. As a winner. It started 245 days earlier at The Masters Tournament, when Woods’ unforgettable year began with his first major championship in 11 years and first green jacket in 14 years. It continued into late October, when he matched Sam Snead atop the PGA […]

2019 Presidents Cup – Day One – Results and Notes – December 12, 2019

2019 Presidents Cup – Day One – Results and Notes – December 12, 2019

Presidents Cup – Day one notes Four-Ball Matches – International 4, United States 1 The International Team got off to a magnificent start on Day one of the 2019 Presidents Cup, dominating the USA team 4 matches to 1. The last time the International Team held a lead after round one of the Presidents Cup […]

PGA of Australia launches First Tee of Australia

PGA of Australia launches First Tee of Australia

Brendon Goddard, Guy Matthews (Citi Australia & New Zealand), Tim Finchem (Vice Chair, First Tee), Gavin Kirkman (CEO PGA Australia) Hannah Green, Nick O’Hern with future First Tee Participants Former PGA TOUR Commissioner and the Vice-Chairman of First Tee Tim Finchem and CEO of PGA of Australia Gavin Kirkman announced today the launch of the […]

The R&A and USGA to modernise rules of amateur status

The R&A and USGA to modernise rules of amateur status

The R&A and the USGA are conducting a review of the Rules of Amateur Status to make them easier to understand and apply. The comprehensive evaluation is part of the continued joint effort to modernise the Rules by reducing complexity and ensuring the Rules effectively guide how the game is played today. As part of […]

Jones, Pike and Kanaya qualify for The 149th Open

Jones, Pike and Kanaya qualify for The 149th Open

Matt Jones, Aaron Pike and World Number 1 amateur Takumi Kanaya have secured their places in The 149th Open after qualifying at the Emirates Australian Open. The 104th playing of Australia’s national championship took place at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney and was the first event in The Open Qualifying Series which gives golfers […]

Green, Korda and Lee to play ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open

Green, Korda and Lee to play ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open

Perth’s Hannah Green, defending champion Nelly Korda of the United States and Australia’s top-ranked female golfer, Minjee Lee, have committed to play the 2020 ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open at Royal Adelaide, 13-16 February. Green is making a triumphant return to Australia from a wonderful 2019 campaign overseas, aiming to fulfil her dream of winning […]

Finau, Reed, Woodland and Woods to round out U.S. Presidents Cup Team

Finau, Reed, Woodland and Woods to round out U.S. Presidents Cup Team

With the 13th Presidents Cup set to begin in just over a month at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, the final four players for the U.S. Team were determined today as U.S. Team Captain Tiger Woods announced his four captain’s picks. Woods chose Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland and himself, making him the second-ever […]

Day, Hadwin, Im and Niemann named for International Team

Day, Hadwin, Im and Niemann named for International Team

With the 13th Presidents Cup set to begin in just over a month at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, the final four players for the International Team were determined today as International Team Captain Ernie Els announced his captain’s picks. Els chose Jason Day of Australia, Adam Hadwin of Canada, Sungjae Im of Korea and […]

Why striving for perfection may actually be hurting your scores

Why striving for perfection may actually be hurting your scores

(by Belinda Diamond) I have worked with many golfers who do not seem satisfied with anything less than a perfect shot or a perfect swing, whatever that is. Some of these very same golfers who are striving for perfection are stuck in a rut of scoring 20-something stableford points, which as all golfers know can […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 20

In this episode of Backspin, Larry and Steve catch up with Aussie young gun, Jarryd Felton as he heads to Spain to have a crack at qualifying for the European Tour. PGA of Australia Media Manager, Jonno Nash, gives us a wrap-up of this year’s PGA Expo and explains some of the strategies they’re using […]

Aussie Results on Tour – October 15, 2019

Aussie Results on Tour – October 15, 2019

  The ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia returned ahead of a huge summer of golf with a thrilling finish at the WA PGA in Kalgoorlie. 41-year-old Darren Beck overcame a slow start on Sunday at the 2019 TX Civil & Logistics WA PGA Championship to power home in the afternoon, needing just eight putts on the back nine on […]

Aussie Lukas Michel wins US Mid-Am, qualifies for two majors

Aussie Lukas Michel wins US Mid-Am, qualifies for two majors

Australian Lukas Michel will play in the 2020 Masters and US Open. Michel, 25, pulled off a remarkable comeback to become the first international winner of the United States Mid-Amateur Championship at the Colorado Golf Club. Michel, a member at Metropolitan and a key component of the past three triumphant Victorian Interstate Series teams, toppled […]

Garcia, Pan commit to Aussie Open

Garcia, Pan commit to Aussie Open

Spanish superstar Sergio Garcia will play the 2019 Emirates Australian Open. And in a field rapidly gaining international traction, Presidents Cup debutant CT Pan will also play at The Australian Golf Club from 5-8 December. The pair adds to a burgeoning list of superstars coming to Sydney, joining Aussie favourites Jason Day, Marc Leishman and […]

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