Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 25

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 25

In this episode, renowned Golf Coach Gary Barter laces up the Footjoys and steps in for Steve Anderson. Larry reviews the longest iron he’s ever hit. Newly appointed Golf Australia CEO, James Sutherland shares his vision for golf in Australia and explains his bizarre hole in one. Gary talks about the most common misconception in […]

Council agrees to fund neglected club

Council agrees to fund neglected club

By Michael Davis WOODEND golfers are at their wits’ end. They are frustrated by the local council’s indecision on bringing their dilapidated clubhouse up to safety standard or demolishing it altogether.  ‘It’s very frustrating,” said club secretary Barney Hearnden. “This has been going on for two years.  “It’s so hard to get an answer from […]

Maleny Golf Club reaches out

Maleny Golf Club reaches out

By Richard Owen MALENY Golf Club continues to evolve as an attractive destination for social golf clubs and players of all abilities seeking a unique new golfing challenge and some good old-fashioned country hospitality. Nestled within the lush green hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the club’s quality, 18-hole public course provides golfers with a […]

Nine million reasons why golf is booming

Nine million reasons why golf is booming

By Michael Davis A STAGGERING nine million Australians are interested in swinging a golf club, a ground breaking survey has found. Yet only five per cent of them are members anywhere. The cutting edge research will define Australian golf’s new direction as it sets its sights on a solid path for post-pandemic growth.   Officially launched by the Australian Golf Industry […]

Mount Morgan GC wins prestigious Robinson Cup

Mount Morgan GC wins prestigious Robinson Cup

MOUNT Morgan Golf Club’s #2 team has taken out this year’s historic Robinson Cup teams’ event played at Capella Golf Club in Central Queensland. More than 170 players teed off in the event where the best three nett scores from each four-person team counted. The winning team from Mt Morgan returned a 228 total courtesy […]

The Heath adds short and sharp course

The Heath adds short and sharp course

By Michael Davis KINGSTON Heath is joining the groundswell of club thinking around the world bringing superb par-three experiences to time-poor golfers.  Latrobe and Lonsdale Links are two Victorian clubs already ahead of the game having completed par-three layouts on their sites. The shorter courses are proving a boon for the clubs who already have […]

Billy The Kid a star in the making

Billy The Kid a star in the making

AMONG the young kids who regularly contest the three-hole competitions in the Glasshouse Mountains Zone Futures Tour, Billy Zerbst stands out.  He’s always the smallest. That’s hardly surprising. He’s also the youngest – a four-year-old taking on five- and six-year-olds in a competition aimed at encouraging youngsters to learn and play the game of golf. […]

Ollie, 8, is a River Course ace

Ollie, 8, is a River Course ace

MOST golfers who take up the game of golf will eventually start dreaming about getting a hole-in-one. For many golfers it’s the ultimate prize. Well, the dream became reality for one young Collangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club (CTHGC) junior member when he aced the seventh hole on the River Course. Eight-year-old Ollie Moore stunned golfers […]

Should unvaccinated people be banned from playing golf?

Should unvaccinated people be banned from playing golf?

BUNKER-TO-BUNKER…. Inside Golf writers have their say! By Michael Court SORRY to tell all you anti-vaxxers out there – but I really don’t want to see you at my golf club in the near future. If I was prepared to gamble and take any side effects from being double-vaccinated, then I’m certainly not prepared to gamble coming […]

Green light for driving range

Green light for driving range

By Michael Davis WHEN Mike Kazacos inherited his parents’ 125-hectare property at Balnarring, on the Mornington Pensinsula, six years ago, the last thing on his mind was owning and operating a golf driving range. “My parents had worked really hard to turn the land from a desert into an oasis,” he said. “They planted trees, […]

Exciting Golf Journeys in 2022

Exciting Golf Journeys in 2022

GOLF Journeys, an Australian golf travel company, has big plans in store for golfers as the country starts to re-open for travel. The travel company is managed by Mark Hawley, a golf tournament director with over 10 years’ experience, and Rueben Scheckter, a recognised digital and tech-centric entrepreneur.  Hawley and  Scheckter have put their heads […]

New cart shed and practice green for Maleny GC

New cart shed and practice green for Maleny GC

MALENY Golf Club has a new “infinity edge” practice green and a permanent home for its fleet of 24 golf carts following the recent completion of a purpose-built storage shed as part of a key infrastructure project. Some spare space in the shed, which can hold up to 32 carts, is being leased to members […]

New Gear

New Gear

All the latest gear to help improve your game is at your fingertips – golf clubs, golf balls, buggies, range finders and even unusual golf tees. Tweet

TRAVEL RETURNS – here’s all you need to know!

TRAVEL RETURNS – here’s all you need to know!

IT’S been a long time since Australian golfers and non-golfers alike have been allowed to travel at home or abroad, but all that’s about to change as travel restrictions ease. If you are looking for a golfing escape, domestically or internationally, you will undoubtedly find what you are looking for within Inside Golf’s special travel […]

Golf along the Great Ocean Road and Bellarine Peninsula

Golf along the Great Ocean Road and Bellarine Peninsula

Featuring stunning beaches, historic towns, awe-inspiring scenery and, of course, spectacular golf, Victoria’s Great Ocean Road and Bellarine Peninsula combine into one of Australia’s most enjoyable ‘must-visit’ destinations for travellers and golf lovers alike. Tweet

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – November 2021

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – November 2021

The November 2021 Australian Golf Demo Date Listings are now online, featuring upcoming Demo Days and Fitting Days to check out the top new golf gear at an Australian golf club near you! NOTE: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, It is highly recommended that you contact the club or course prior to your visit to ensure the event […]

SRIXON’S ZX WOODS AND IRONS

SRIXON’S ZX WOODS AND IRONS

SRIXON®, a global leader in top-quality golf equipment and innovation, late last year introduced its new ZX Woods and Irons to the Australia market. The ZX Woods were designed with one thing in mind: speed. ZX Woods help generate more speed and distance thanks to Srixon’s new Rebound Frame Technology. Rebound Frame Technology works by […]

POWAKADDY CT6

POWAKADDY CT6

The all-New 2020 ultra-compact PowaKaddy CT6 folds in two simple steps. It features a new 2.8” OCA mid-size full colour widescreen display and a USB charging port. The soft-touch handle height adjusts to fit you perfectly. An integrated carry handle makes it easy to transport. Simple-2-Fold system in the CT series folds 20% smaller than […]

APEX UW – TOUR-INSPIRED VERSATILITY

APEX UW – TOUR-INSPIRED VERSATILITY

APEX UW is a high-performance Utility Wood that Tour players love. This unique design combines the best features of higher lofted fairway woods, the best features of hybrids, and a more neutral ball flight. Using direct feedback from world-class pros like Phil Mickelson, we’ve created a multi-purpose club that better players can rely on from […]

MIZUNO ST-G 220 DRIVER

MIZUNO ST-G 220 DRIVER

Mizuno has released the latest generation of its ST Series driver – the ST-G 220. Building on the success of the ST-Z and ST-X drivers and featuring Mizuno’s new SAT2041 Beta Ti face and complex carbon construction to deliver both potent ball speeds and a dense, satisfying sensation at impact, the ST-G 220 driver adds […]

Flow-Rite Pro-Fill Single-Point Battery Watering system

Flow-Rite Pro-Fill Single-Point Battery Watering system

The Flow-Rite Pro-Fill Battery Watering System is specifically designed to water golf car style deep cycle batteries.  The watering system works by replacing the battery’s existing vent caps with valves that are interconnected with tubing, allowing the user to fill all cells of the battery from a single remote location.  Each valve independently shuts off […]

GARMIN APPROACH® S62

GARMIN APPROACH® S62

We’ve got your game with Approach® S62, a premium GPS golf watch that puts critical information from more than 41,000 full-color course maps worldwide on your wrist. It sports a large, easy-to-read 1.3” color touchscreen and a style that features smart notifications, activity tracking features and Garmin Pay™ contactless payments.  The PlaysLike Distance feature accounts […]

GARMIN: NEW APPROACH R10 PORTABLE LAUNCH MONITOR

GARMIN: NEW APPROACH R10 PORTABLE LAUNCH MONITOR

Get more from your game with the Approach® R10 portable launch monitor. It’s small and easy to move from home to the driving range, tracking more than a dozen metrics including club-head speed, ball speed, spin and more. Train more effectively by seeing your shots on a shot dispersion chart and record video clips of […]

November 2021 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

November 2021 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

The November 2021 Issue of Inside Golf is available online This month: YES & NONick O’Hern says No to playing the PGA Tour Champions while Stuart Appleby changes tune NINE MILLION REASONS WHY GOLF IS BOOMING SHOULD UNVACCINATED PEOPLE BE BANNED FROM PLAYING GOLF? COURSE OF THE MONTHPalmer Coolum Resort TOP TRAVELBellarine Peninsula & everywhere […]

BLUE TEES SERIES 3 MAX

BLUE TEES SERIES 3 MAX

At Blue Tees, we aim to push the bounds of technology and innovation in the world of golf. With radical improvements to our series of rangefinders, the Series 3 Max takes innovation and technology to the next level. After the huge success with its Series 2 Models – the S3 Max is Blue Tees Golf […]

DG 1009 Rangefinder

DG 1009 Rangefinder

Our newest rangefinder is the 1009 that adds an external switch to turn slope measure mode off or on. A great help when using the device in a competition or tournament. With 3 modes of operation: standard, pin seeker and slope mean you have flexibility in measuring pins, trees, waste and elevation changes. Features include: […]

Sugar Golf Balls

Sugar Golf Balls

HOW sweet it is to have a premium golf-ball you can afford to lose? We’ve all been there; standing on an island par-3 with a front-right pin tucked behind the green-side bunker, too afraid to go for the hole and risk losing that premium golf ball. Sugar Golf, an Austin-TX-based golf ball company, was founded […]

Cobra Puma apparel

Cobra Puma apparel

PROADAPT ALPHACAT FOOTWEAR THE “King of Comfort” boasting an impressive array of innovative materials including PUMA Golf’s proprietary ADAPT Foam, which is made from a combination of EVA Cushioning and an impact resistant polymer.  Colours: Black-Quiet Shade; White-High Rise. RRP: $220 (lace) $230 (disc) AUD MATTR TOPO POLO THE MATTR Topo Polo will have you […]

Bermuda Sands summer fashion

Bermuda Sands summer fashion

BERMUDA Sands is a golf-inspired lifestyle brand that is great to wear on and off the golf course. “We are very proud of our sustainability platform in which 90 per cent of our products are made from recycled plastic bottles,” a spokesperson for Australian distributor Platinum Golf Supplies said.   “Our fabrics also have the […]

ECCO Golf re-signs Lydia Ko

ECCO Golf re-signs Lydia Ko

PIONEERING footwear brand, ECCO® GOLF, has re-signed LPGA star Lydia Ko on a three-year deal. The New Zealander, who recently won Olympic bronze in Tokyo, has represented ECCO since 2017 and is one of the most popular players in women’s golf.  She has been back close to her scintillating best in 2021, setting a new […]

ADIDAS apparel

ADIDAS apparel

ADIDAS GOLF PULLOVER PLAY through cool weather in comfort in this adidas golf pullover. It’s made of a stretchy French terry blend with COLD.RDY for warmth in cold conditions.  The half-zip design has a drawcord-adjustable hood for extra protection. A graphic overlay runs from the chest to the upper back to bring a modern look […]

Lithium package E Car 627 Series Golfer Deluxe

Lithium package E Car 627 Series Golfer Deluxe

The new Lithium Powered E Car Golf Cart is exactly what you need to take the hassle out of maintaining your batteries. There will only be three hours’ wait for your cart to charge before your next five rounds of golf.  The E Car 627 Series Lithium Golf Cart comes standard with a massive 145 […]

E-Z-GO

E-Z-GO

Looking at the Golf Vehicle industry in Australia over the past two years, the easiest way to sum it all up would be using the famous words of Bob Dylan… “The Times they are a changing”. And whilst change is often a slow process, E-Z-GO and their Australian National Distributor Augusta Golf Cars, have proven […]

No news is not good news when it comes to golf

No news is not good news when it comes to golf

By Michael Davis PARDON this self-indulgence.  But I am more than a little peeved at the mainstream media’s never-ending snub of golf at a time when the game is experiencing a hitherto unseen surge in participation and interest. Do the news editors, sports editors, producers and content creators have their heads buried in the sand […]

Ogilvy sets design sights on Medinah

Ogilvy sets design sights on Medinah

By Michael Davis GEOFF Ogilvy’s golf course architecture company has won the prized contract to re-design the famous Medinah Course #3 at the fabled country club, 40 kilometres west of Chicago. “It’s pretty exciting for us with the great history of the place, having hosted US Opens, the Ryder Cups and with the Presidents Cup […]

Is it equitable to pay the winner of the FedEx Cup $US15m?

Is it equitable to pay the winner of the FedEx Cup $US15m?

BUNKER-TO-BUNKER…. Inside Golf writers have their say! By Michael Davies TO me, trotting out $US15 million to the winner of the FedEx Cup verges on the obscene. And I reckon if you asked the players off the record, they would agree. They seem to be just going through the motions at this event each year. […]

Club memberships on the rise

Club memberships on the rise

ONE club boasts an incredible 159 per cent jump in membership. And that’s just a part of a golf membership ‘boom’ that has come about due to the Covid-19 pandemic in New South Wales. The golfing landscape has changed dramatically in the 18 months as golf has become the real ‘go-to’ sport with so many […]

Small club delivers big for charity

Small club delivers big for charity

CORAL Cove Golf Club surprised even itself when it held its third annual charity golf day to raise much-needed funds for the Challenge Foundation.  The #DoingitforJarrod fundraising event is held in memory of former PGA professional Jarrod Lyle at courses across Australia to raise funds for families affected by cancer.  Anyway, more than 120 players […]

Pinjarra GC ladies chip in for good cause

Pinjarra GC ladies chip in for  good cause

DESPITE the wet and wild weather conditions, more than 90 women travelled from Royal Perth, Lakelands and Floreat in the north, High Wycombe in the east and Collie in the south to play in Pinjarra Golf Club’s annual Ladies Charity Golf Day. More than $2,600 was raised from competition entry fees, raffles and trade table […]

Beginner programs deliver the goods

Beginner programs deliver the goods

THINK about the last time you tried something new – maybe a gym visit, a pottery class or even golf. What inspired you? What deterred you? Golf Australia’s Jayden Zeinstra is certain that one of those answers would be “the deliverer”. “Deliverers have such an impact on our experiences, even more so for beginners,” Zeinstra […]

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