Devilbend GC back after major lashing

Devilbend GC back after major lashing

By Michael Davis DEVILBEND Golf Club on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula, has been through the weather mill recently. The club had just recovered from massive rainfall where two of its dams breached, only to be lashed shortly afterwards by freakish cyclonic winds of more than 120kph which lashed Victoria. “It was unreal,” general manager Tim O’Sullvan […]

All hands on deck at Berwick-Montuna

All hands on deck at Berwick-Montuna

By Michael Davis BERWICK-MONTUNA Golf Club and Driving Range general manager Sean Constable echoed the sentiments of many Victorian clubs lashed by wind in freak storms which hit the state. “I would hate to be in a cyclone, that’s for sure,” he said. “If that had been a Thursday afternoon, when everyone was out there, […]

Guy Wall is the PGA champion

Guy Wall is the PGA champion

GUY Wall won the rain-shortened Australian PGA Seniors Championship played at Richmond Golf Club. Wall defeated former European Tour star Peter Lonard in a playoff for the title courtesy of sinking a six-metre birdie putt on the fifth extra hole after both players fired four-under par rounds of 66. Due to heavy rain the event, […]

Alan Taylor-made for veterans’ title

Alan Taylor-made for veterans’ title

A CHAMPION veteran golfer in three decades came within 20cms of the ultimate prize – a hole-in-one – which would have seen him drive away in a brand-new car. Playing in the Sunshine Coast District Veterans Golf Association Championship at Peregian Golf Club, Alan Taylor, who plays out of Maroochy River Golf Club, was the […]

Bargain golf at Safety Beach Golf Club

GOLFERS will be hard-pressed finding a golf club that charges less than $20 to play its 18-hole (par-72) golf course that has a Slope rating of 128. Well, if you venture to the mid-north coast of NSW you’ll discover Safety Beach Golf Club, 25kms north of Coffs Harbour, charges $19 for unlimited golf. “I don’t […]

A trip to remember for Brisbane Nomads

A trip to remember for Brisbane Nomads

WE’VE heard of the grey nomads filling our highways and byways, but there is another group of nomads – golfing nomads tripping around the place. The golfing nomads – which consist of clubs located in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Sydney North, Sydney South and Perth – are all about giving and to date they have raised […]

Hundreds of girls and clubs set to soar

Hundreds of girls and clubs set to soar

THE Australian Golf Foundation has received a stunning response to its 2022 AGF Junior Girls Golf Scholarship program. The AGF, in collaboration with Golf Australia, said 134 funded centres would take part in 2022, compared with 37 clubs in 2021. “We have been delighted with the response,” said Bonnie Boezeman AO, scholarship program founder and board […]

Future looks bright for juniors

Future looks bright for juniors

IT’S a long road to reach the standard of the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup competition play, but Queensland juniors from the Glass House Mountains Zone and the  Darling Downs Golf Association experienced teams’ golf with great success late last year. Twenty-four juniors – 12 from the DDGA and 12 from the GMGZ – took […]

A golfer’s dream worth pursuing

A golfer’s dream worth pursuing

IF you’ve longed for a Californian/Palm Springs holiday in the sunshine, you can live that dream every day at Palm Lake Resort Pelican Waters.  Palm Lake Group’s première over-50s community lifestyle resort, Palm Lake Resort Pelican Waters is currently under construction right alongside the company’s Greg Norman-designed Pelican Waters Golf Course.  In fact, the Palm […]

Should people joining a club for the first time be required to take a rules and etiquette exam?

Should people joining a club for the first time be required to take a rules and etiquette exam?

BUNKER-TO-BUNKER… Inside Golf writers have their say! By Michael Court WE don’t want to frighten them off … and let’s face it, knowing half the things you need to know in a round of golf would put the wind up a lot of prospective golfers at any club. But people really do need to learn […]

Shark determined to shake-up golf

Shark determined to shake-up golf

FORMER world number one Greg Norman will lead a newly-formed company, backed by Saudi Arabian money, which wants to revolutionise professional golf globally. Norman was recently named CEO of LIV Golf Investments, which is committed to outlaying more than $270m to 10 new marquee events to be staged annually on the Asian Tour over the […]

New women’s event with a difference

New women’s event with a difference

By Michael Davis A COMPACT two-day event at the superbly-revamped Sandringham public course is returning to the WPGA Tour of Australasia next month. Known as The Athena –  so called after the Greek goddess of war strategy and wisdom – the two-day event will feature 10 emerging Australian and New Zealand golfers like Stephanie Kyriacou, […]

New learning centre set up

New learning centre set up

By Michael Davis THE PGA of Australia has established a new Golf Learning Hub at Sandhurst, south of Melbourne. The completion of the Australian Golf Centre at Sandringham and the relocation of PGA administrative staff to the heart of the Melbourne Sandbelt has paved the way for an expansion of the PGA’s education centre at […]

General managers on the move

IT was a busy time for some golf club general managers in the lead-up to welcoming in the New Year. Some of the general managers on the move included Jon Gahan, who is leaving The National Golf Club as reported in Inside Golf (December 2021). Then there was Andrew Gay departing Royal Adelaide, Tim Gahan […]

Brisbane appoints new course super

THE Brisbane Golf Club has appointed Victorian David Mason as its new course superintendent. Mason, who will start in his new role on March 1, has had more than 27 years’ experience in the golf course maintenance industry, including 17 years as a course superintendent. The 45-year-old is currently course super at Metropolitan Golf Club […]

Dublin named a top-10 city

Dublin named a top-10 city

THE much-anticipated Lonely Planet Best Travel Destinations for 2022 has listed Dublin in its top-10 cities to visit. Best in Travel 2022 is Lonely Planet’s 17th annual collection of the world’s hottest destinations and must-have travel experiences for the year ahead. Listing the top 10 countries, regions and cities that should be on every globe-trotter’s […]

Two exciting USA escorted golf experiences

Two exciting USA escorted golf experiences

YOU have played parkland golf, links golf, beachside golf and possibly volcanic rock golf. Now let’s experience the beauty of desert golf. With more than 200 golf courses in the Scottsdale area, a portfolio of luxury resorts and year-round sunny skies, it’s no wonder Scottsdale is known as the world’s finest golf destination.  We are […]

Get in early for Ryder Cup tour

Get in early for Ryder Cup tour

TRENDSETTER Travel Golf Tours (TTGT) has releases an exciting 17-night golf tour in conjunction with the Ryder Cup 2023 Challenge. Earlybird golfers score the best itineraries and when it comes to the Ryder Cup 2023, Trendsetter Travel Golf Tour’s is sure to sell quickly.  By moving early, TTGT has secured excellent luxury 5-star accommodation in […]

ERC Soft Golf Balls

ERC Soft Golf Balls

ERC Soft is our longest golf ball with soft feel, and it’s built for increased control around the green. To create all that distance, we’ve developed a High Energy Core that promotes maximum speed and total performance from tee-to-green.  The ERC Soft features a new Hybrid Cover made with a PARALOID™ Impact Modifier from Dow*. […]

SURESHOT AXIS GPS WATCH

SURESHOT AXIS GPS WATCH

Featuring a sleek black design with brushed metal buttons and a flexible silicone band, the Sureshot AXIS GPS Watch can be worn as an everyday timepiece and a wrist-worn GPS device.  Designed to identify distances to hazards such as water and bunkers, the Sureshot AXIS GPS Watch will never forget your score.  With a 10 […]

MGI ZIP NAVIGATOR

MGI ZIP NAVIGATOR

Stay on track with the MGI Zip Navigator motorised buggy. Designed with a single front wheel for effortless manoeuvrability and a lightweight footprint, the Zip Navigator incorporates a full directional remote control with the power of a 380Wh lithium battery that powers twin 230Wh electric motors, allowing you to walk freely and focus on your […]

GOLFBUDDY aim L10V Range Finder

GOLFBUDDY aim L10V Range Finder

The aim L10V, GOLFBUDDY’s most compact and sporty laser rangefinder now comes with an added voice feature! The voice feature quickly and conveniently reads your distances aloud from your location to the intended target on the green. The new ergonomic and sporty design fits perfectly in your hand and the L10V automatically shuts off after […]

FREE Pro Caddie with Augusta Golf Practice Mat

FREE Pro Caddie with Augusta Golf Practice Mat

Purchase an Augusta Golf Mat before Christmas and receive a Callaway Pro Caddie Ball Shagger FREE OF CHARGE. For those golfers who want to practice at home using a professional quality mat – look no further than the Augusta Mat, from David Golf @ Home. This is the only mat which allows the golfer to […]

FIND-A-BALL GOLF GLASSES

FIND-A-BALL GOLF GLASSES

DON’T hold up play looking for your golf ball. The old rules allowed a player five minutes to locate their ball; this is now reduced to three minutes under the new rules. If you don’t find your ball, the result is a stroke and distance penalty. If you need some help then Find-a-Ball golf glasses […]

GOLF CART PHONE CUP MOUNT

GOLF CART PHONE CUP MOUNT

THE Golf Cart Phone Cup Mount is designed to be used in a golf cart cup holder.  It secures in the cart cup holder by twisting the mount, which expands the base and locks the mount in position.  The Golf Cart Phone Cup Mount secures your phone safely and is quick and easy to fit […]

WE TRIED IT! ODYSSEY TOULON LAS VEGAS AND SAN DIEGO PUTTERS

WE TRIED IT! ODYSSEY TOULON LAS VEGAS AND SAN DIEGO PUTTERS

By Michael Cooney VIVA Las Vegas, baby! If that’s not your thing though, I can assure you the sunny sights of San Diego will be.  Post my lockdown online shopping frenzy, it’s not often I’ve gotten excited about opening a box, but it’s even rarer when I’m so excited I need to rip and tear […]

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – January 2022

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – January 2022

The January 2022 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 […]

January 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

January 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

The January 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is available online This month: MONEY BAGSPGA Tour players in for a nice surprise RULES AND ETIQUETTEDo golfers need a pre-play exam? TOP TRAVELA golfing paradise awaits Murray River visitors NEW PRODUCTSA new year and new gear READ ONLINE HERE Tweet

REVA Golf Balls

REVA Golf Balls

The new Callaway REVA is engineered for women who want to increase their distance, launch the ball higher, and have more fun out on the course. It promotes longer, straighter shots, and it’s easy to hit with an oversized construction that conforms to the rules of golf. If you want to play with more confidence, […]

ERC Soft Golf Balls

ERC Soft Golf Balls

ERC Soft is our longest golf ball with soft feel, and it’s built for increased control around the green. To create all that distance, we’ve developed a High Energy Core that promotes maximum speed and total performance from tee-to-green.  The ERC Soft features a new Hybrid Cover made with a PARALOID™ Impact Modifier from Dow*. […]

Never play the wrong ball again

Never play the wrong ball again

THERE wouldn’t be a club golfer who hasn’t hit the wrong golf ball in error during a round of golf. Sure, you can mark your ball with a messy marker pen, but that is not always a unique identifier.  So, why not mark it with That’s My Ball™ – the quick and easy golf ball identity […]

Free Pro Caddie with Augusta Golf Practice Mat

Free Pro Caddie with Augusta Golf Practice Mat

Purchase an Augusta Golf Mat before Christmas and receive a Callaway Pro Caddie Ball Shagger FREE OF CHARGE. For those golfers who want to practice at home using a professional quality mat – look no further than the Augusta Mat, from David Golf @ Home. This is the only mat which allows the golfer to […]

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 […]

Beat the heat with the Tour Tee Solar Umbrella

Beat the heat with the Tour Tee Solar Umbrella

THE 60+ UV-rated Tour Tee Solar Umbrella is the perfect brolly for playing golf in the rain or the sun.  Featuring automatic-opening and a durable double-canopy this umbrella can handle all conditions. The rubber-covered, slip-resistant handle will fit most buggies. Available in four colours the Tour Tee Solar Umbrella can purchase online at www.golffanatics.com.auor get it […]

DG Flowline Putter Range

DG Flowline Putter Range

FORGED irons are famous for being great-feeling golf clubs, as are our putters. They are made with softer steel that has more carbon in order to make them more workable, keeping the grain of the steel packed in tight.  This is what gives Flowline forged putters that signature feel and feedback and why the golfers […]

Luxury padded seats at an affordable price

Luxury padded seats at an affordable price

ARE your seats peeling or splitting, faded from the sun or do you just want more comfortable seats in your golf cart?  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.  The seat covers will fit all major […]

Leishman Lager March

Leishman Lager March

YOU’VE tried the beer, now time to get behind an Aussie legend and get your hands on some Leishman Lager merchandise. For a limited time, you can purchase Leishman Lager Tour Tees, ball markers, Pukka caps or CMC custom-design headcovers – the perfect Xmas gift for any Leishman Lager fan! For Inside Golf readers there […]

Gravityfit Pro

Gravityfit Pro

A FAVOURITE training tool of PGA Tour players such as Cameron Smith and Erik van Rooyen, as well as coaches and golfers around the world, the GravityFit TPro comes in a variety of strengths to suit all sizes and skill levels.  Backed by 30 years of science, the TPro is a true, multi-use tool delivering: […]

Nike React Infinity Pro Golf Shoes

Nike React Infinity Pro Golf Shoes

Built with revolutionary cushioning and innovative traction, the Nike React Infinity Pro gives you the support, comfort and grip you need to play at your best. The Nike React Infinity Pro features NIKESKIN technology which is a soft, lightweight and breathable textile which assists with keeping your feet cool and dry. The upper is reinforced […]

Golfers’ Bunker Mate

Golfers’ Bunker Mate

THE Golfers’ Bunker Mate is proudly Australian designed and manufactured and is a great Christmas gift idea for the golfer who has everything. It’s a sleek, light and durable personal rake that makes the traditional golf course rake a thing of the past. It allows a player to carry his or her own collapsible, lightweight […]

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