New owner at Tru-Turf

New owner at Tru-Turf

AUSTRALIAN-OWNED and operated Tru-Turf Golf and Sports Turf Rollers will continue to deliver rolling perfection well into the future with the business changing ownership late last year.  Gold Coast local Scott Bullard has taken control of the business and has wasted no time getting his hands dirty both here in Australia and in the United […]

Retirement community for Gold Coast

Retirement community for Gold Coast

LIVING Choice staff members, deposit holders, clients and guests celebrated another milestone in the creation of Living Choice Parkwood at a ground-breaking ceremony held at The Club at Parkwood Village.  Living Choice, which owns 10 operating retirement villages in three states, will build its first Gold Coast village overlooking the Parkwood Golf Club on the […]

Cronulla Golf Club becomes ‘Club One’

Cronulla Golf Club becomes ‘Club One’

By Rob Willis AN exciting new purpose-built teaching facility has been unveiled with the opening of Club One at the Cronulla Golf Club.  A state-of-the-art coaching and club-fitting studio, equipped with the latest technology including two simulators and teaching bays, Trackman, high-speed cameras and the only SAM PuttLab of its kind in the country, Club […]

Sky’s the limit for dashing Ionna

Sky’s the limit for dashing Ionna

By Peter Owen IONNA Muir, the outstanding 14-year-old who owns the lowest handicap of any junior player on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, has just won Headland’s women’s club championship – by a staggering 32 strokes. The workaholic young star, who says she practices for three hours a day, even when she’s playing, is a member of […]

Historic ball found in flood

Historic ball found in flood

By TONY DURKIN THE recent floods may have inundated much of The Brisbane Golf Club course, but damage – and washed-up debris – was scant when compared to recent naturaldisasters. As a result, the course was closed for only 15 days in late February-early March while the clean-up took place, and is now back in […]

‘Birdies’ no match for an eagle

‘Birdies’ no match for an eagle

By Michael Davis CORELLAS are the nemesis of many turf managers. But one Victorian superintendent has literally taken the battle to the skies in a novel approach to ridding his course of the feathered scourge. Over the past few months the greens and surrounds at Ballarat Golf Club, an hour west of Melbourne, have been […]

Success comes Olive’s way early

Success comes Olive’s way early

By Michael Davis AN extremely talented 12-year-old from country Victoria has become the youngest player to win the Ladies’ Championship at Commonwealth Golf Club. But that’s only part of Olive Spitty’s story. She stepped out in the first round of the senior pennant season and won her match 3&1 against the Heritage Golf and Country […]

Women taking care of business

Women taking care of business

WOMEN have been recognised as a powerhouse at the Novotel Vines Resort in Western Australia with the entire golf department made up of dynamic females, which is unusual in a traditionally male-dominated sport.  Believed to be the only all-female golf team in Australia, the resort is also one of the few clubs with equal playing […]

Kooralbyn back on market

Kooralbyn back on market

THE iconic Kooralbyn Valley Resort is back on the market.  The reported asking price is $68m.  “We have had four deals over the past two years however all of the buyers struggled to get the right funding in place due to the impacts of Covid,” said the resort’s owner Peter Huang. With the international border […]

GSM to manage Waterford Valley GC

GSM to manage Waterford Valley GC

GOLF Services Management (GSM) has entered into a new management agreement with Waterford Valley Golf Course. GSM have been engaged in the role of ‘Corporate General Manager’ on behalf of the owner of the long-term lease and will be responsible for all golf related activities including course maintenance and clubhouse operations.  “We are thrilled to […]

Great Aussie Golf Getaways

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Golf Fitting and Demo Days – May 2022

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – May 2022

The May 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 […]

Magnetic Lite 4.2kg

Magnetic Lite 4.2kg

Features: • Du Pont Teflon Fabric Protector repels water & oil-based stains • UPF 50+ fabric UV sun protection • 14 full length sewn horizontal & vertical club dividers • Bag base moulded socket minimizes side-to-side bag movement • Oversize insulated cooler pocket with drainage holes • Separate driver and putter compartments • 6 spacious […]

Tiger slayer Nick O’Hern pens new book

Tiger slayer Nick O’Hern pens new book

By Michael Davis IF you can say you have beaten Tiger Woods – twice – in matchplay, then there’s a chance you might know a bit about thinking your way around the golf course. “Technique is important, but there are plenty of technically gifted golfers who can’t post a decent score,” says Nick O’Hern, in […]

Fairways Never Felt This Good

Fairways Never Felt This Good

Your golf game is always improving – shouldn’t your golf shoes improve along with it? Whether you’re looking to stand out on the course or withstand hours of practice in tough conditions, New Balance’s Collection of Golf Shoes is here to stand the test of time and talent. Stay cool, comfortable and supported during even […]

Srixon/ASICS Gel-KAYANO Ace Golf Shoe

Srixon/ASICS Gel-KAYANO Ace Golf Shoe

ASICS is a legendary name in the sports shoe market. This company, which began its life as ONITSUKA Shokai in 1949, has been responsible for a number of breakthrough footwear innovations including creating the first purpose-built marathon shoes (1953); the first use of lightweight, water-resistant nylon in golf shoes (1955); the inclusion of rubber sole […]

NEW PING GLIDE 4.0 WEDGES

NEW PING GLIDE 4.0 WEDGES

PING’s fourth-generation Glide wedge range, available locally from April 8, 2022, is based on one key design principle: ‘control that you can feel’. There are several key technical innovations involved in Ping’s successful engineering of this specific playability combination. The Glide 4.0 wedges feature a progressive multi-material construction that combines 8620 Carbon Steel with an […]

PING BREAKS NEW GROUND WITH  i525 IRONS

PING BREAKS NEW GROUND WITH  i525 IRONS

One significant drawback with most distance-oriented irons has been that, when compared with traditional blade styles, their profile often tends to be larger and thicker. While not doubting the game-enhancing performance of such clubs, some potential customers are wary of their oversized, heavily-offset appearance. Enter Ping’s new custom-made i525 irons which successfully incorporate ultimate distance-gaining […]

Limited Edition Mizuno ST-Z 220 ‘Tour Blue’ Driver

Limited Edition Mizuno ST-Z 220 ‘Tour Blue’ Driver

Finished with a special edition ‘Tour Blue’ head and an exotic Project X HZRDUS Smoke Blue PVD shaft, there will be a limited release of only 70 pieces across Australia and New Zealand, with 1,000 being distributed worldwide. With a balanced toe/heel carbon construction and central back weight, Mizuno’s ST-Z driver encourages a low spinning, […]

GMA and ASTMA Industry Conference and Trade Show

GMA and ASTMA Industry Conference and Trade Show

By Paul Vardy AUSTRALIA’S golf industry produces benefits to society in the form of health and wellbeing, community, environmental and economic.   A significant amount of economic activity is generated in the preparation and maintenance of playing surfaces, buildings and surrounds.  I’m still amazed at the level of golf participation spending compared to other major […]

The storied life of a lovable larrikin

The storied life of a lovable larrikin

By Michael Davis THE late Australian golf legend Peter Thomson had a favourite Jack Newton story. It happened on the first tee at an exclusive Sydney club during a final round of a NSW Open. Newton was leading the event and Thomson was waiting on the first tee for him to start his final round […]

May 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

May 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

The May 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is available online This month: GREAT AUSSIE GOLF GETAWAYSOur annual guide to the best Aussie courses and destinations for a great golf trip ARE BUNKER RAKES STILL RELEVANT? WANAMAKER TROPHY UP FOR GRABS RESORT OF THE MONTHCurlewis Golf Club CLUB OF THE MONTHCamden Golf Club WE TRIED ITCallaway […]

Teaching an old dog new tricks

Teaching an old dog new tricks

By Rob Willis Club-fitting: Edition 1 – Mizuno TECHNOLOGY! Someone of my vintage cringes just a little at the thought of the word.  Yes, I can work the remote and find Netflix, Stan and Kayo, turn on a computer, send an email, maybe fill out an Excel spreadsheet, even deal with a PowerPoint presentation if […]

When Covid arrived most golf clubs cast aside bunker rakes.
So, should raking traps be shelved permanently with preferred lies mandated?

<strong>When Covid arrived most golf clubs cast aside bunker rakes.<br>So, should raking traps be shelved permanently with preferred lies mandated?</strong>

BUNKER-TO-BUNKER… Inside Golf writers have their say! By Peter Owen FOR me, the three great legacies of Covid are discovering the benefits of working from home, the disappearance of cash from the marketplace, and being able to choose your own lie in a bunker. I know bunkers are hazards; I know they should be avoided; […]

RESORT OF THE MONTH: Curlewis Golf Club

RESORT OF THE MONTH: Curlewis Golf Club

By Michael Davis THE DREAM: Curlewis Golf Club owners Lyndsay and David Sharp’s multi-million dollar foray into golf almost came about by accident.  As owners of Leura Park Estate vineyard across the road from the club, they had been the official wine partner at Curlewis for years. They stepped up when they heard the iconic […]

New Ping Glide 4.0 Wedges

New Ping Glide 4.0 Wedges

PING’s fourth-generation Glide wedge range, available locally from April 8, 2022, is based on one key design principle: ‘control that you can feel’. There are several key technical innovations involved in Ping’s successful engineering of this specific playability combination. The Glide 4.0 wedges feature a progressive multi-material construction that combines 8620 Carbon Steel with an […]

Tiger slayer Nick O’Hern pens new book

Tiger slayer Nick O’Hern pens new book

By Michael Davis IF you can say you have beaten Tiger Woods – twice – in matchplay, then there’s a chance you might know a bit about thinking your way around the golf course. “Technique is important, but there are plenty of technically gifted golfers who can’t post a decent score,” says Nick O’Hern, in […]

April 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

April 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

The April 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is available online This month: SWING AND A PRAYERThe race for major titles starts now. Will Australia break a 7-year drought? DOES A CLUB MEMBER’S APPEARANCE MATTER? GREEN FEE SPECIALSAustralia’s top public access courses NEW PRODUCTSAll the latest gear CLUB OF THE MONTHForster Tuncurry Golf Club GOLDEN ANNIVERSARYGolf […]

Augusta’s swing and a prayer

Augusta’s swing and a prayer

GARY PLAYER’S GUIDE TO AMEN CORNER AMEN Corner – holes 11, 12 and 13 at Augusta National – is where The Masters can be won and lost and it’s where even the best players get a little nervous and say a prayer … especially on the par-3 12th. Greg Norman, in 1999, lost a ball […]

Legendary Leroy a master at Augusta

Legendary Leroy a master at Augusta

By Michael Davis ALLOW me to indulge myself (yet again) given that the Masters is coming up in Augusta. Having had the best seat in the house and ‘backstage’ access to the ‘performers’ at so many fabulous sporting events, I reckon covering the Masters is among the best experiences. The hairs on the back of […]

Barry Bent on teaching the game of golf

Barry Bent on teaching the game of golf

By Rob Willis THINK Woolooware Golf Club during the past 50 years or so and it’s hard to not picture the little sandy-haired bloke behind the pro shop counter, conducting a junior clinic or giving a lesson adjacent to the first tee.  Barry Bent arrived at the tree-lined course in Sydney’s south back in 1970, […]

Aussie Trent making a pitch in US

Aussie Trent making a pitch in US

By Peter Owen JACK Trent, the former Sunshine Coast junior whose parents relocated to Las Vegas seven years ago to help his golf career, has won his first professional tournament in the United States. Trent, who turned professional late last year, shot rounds of 67-71-64 to win the McCormick Open at Scottsdale, Arizona. The event […]

What has happened to the game of golf – shirts out, black socks, cargo pants, thongs worn in the clubhouse! What’s next … and should it matter?

What has happened to the game of golf – shirts out, black socks, cargo pants, thongs worn in the clubhouse! What’s next … and should it matter?

BUNKER-TO-BUNKER… Inside Golf writers have their say. By Michael Court IS golf shooting itself in the sandal here? What have we done? Relaxing these dress rules on the course is becoming a joke. Does our revered game, with such a storied history of gentleman and lady champions, really have to lower itself to this level? […]

Matt Lang bet his future on Headland

Matt Lang bet his future on Headland

By Peter Owen HE would never describe himself as a gambling man, but there’s something about Melbourne Cup week that has had a defining effect on the career of Headland Golf Club general manager Matt Lang. A Victorian, Lang fell in love with Queensland’s Sunshine Coast while holidaying every year at Mooloolaba with his family […]

Golf NSW launches flood relief fund

Golf NSW launches flood relief fund

THROUGH the NSW Golf Foundation and the Australian Sports Foundation, Golf NSW has established the Golf NSW Flood Relief Fund to help clubs in the golfing community get back on their feet following the devastating floods that have ripped through New South Wales. The efforts to thwart rising waters were impossible for many clubs and […]

March 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

March 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

The March 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is available online This month: BOB SHEARER – 1948-2022Australian golf farewells a great champion WHAT ANNOYS YOU MOST DURING A ROUND OF GOLF? CLUB OF THE MONTHHawks Nest Golf Club NEW PRODUCTSThe latest gear TOP TRAVELNSW Central Coast CORPORATE GOLFThe top courses for a great corporate golf day […]

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 26

Backspin Golf Podcast Episode 26

In this show Gary Barter joins Larry as co-host and shares his experience watching his pupil, Matt Jones shoot 32 under, only to run third in Hawaii!. Hanna Green made history and who better than her coach Ritchie Smith to explain how. Larry trials the new Cleveland Launcher XL Driver and gains 20 metres …(Yes […]

Inside Golf – Pick Us Up

Inside Golf – Pick Us Up

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Champion Bob Shearer ‘was golf’

Champion Bob Shearer ‘was golf’

AUSTRALIAN golf lost one of its favourite sons when Bob Shearer died suddenly after a heart attack at his Melbourne home early this year. His wife, Kathie, said her husband “was what he needed to be”. “He was golf. It was his life and his love. He still played three or four times a week […]

Another side to Bob Shearer

Another side to Bob Shearer

MOST of us knew Bob Shearer as a champion golfer. But renowned course architect, ROSS PERRETT, reveals another side to Shearer. BOB Shearer was a brilliant golfer, but an even better bloke. He was a star who never got ahead of himself. First and foremost, he was a family man who loved his wife Kathie […]

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