What are some of the things that annoy you most during a round of golf?

What are some of the things that annoy you most during a round of golf?

BUNKER-TO-BUNKER….Inside Golf writers have their say! By Michael Davis MOST of the things that annoy me during a round of golf relate to just one person – me! It starts when I am running late for my tee time, scrambling down the path to the first tee with golf shoes half on, managing to empty […]

CLUB OF THE MONTH – Hawks Nest Golf Club

CLUB OF THE MONTH – Hawks Nest Golf Club

THERE’S no doubt Hawks Nest is widely-regarded as a sleepy coastal town on the NSW North Coast. And that only makes it a bigger surprise when you visit Hawks Nest Golf Club and discover it fits perfectly into that well-worn cliché of a ‘hidden gem’. Certainly, renowned golf professional Craig Parry would agree. The former […]

When was the last time something was so beautiful, it changed your life?

When was the last time something was so beautiful, it changed your life?

Discover The Higher Origins of Traditional Beauty China was once known as the Land of the Divine. Legend has it that each dynasty came from a unique heavenly paradise. Over the course of five millennia, deities descended to Earth and took on human form—playing roles from emperors to heroes and from sages to generals. Their […]

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – March 2022

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – March 2022

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 […]

‘Good bloke’ Thommo’s zero tolerance

‘Good bloke’ Thommo’s zero tolerance

By Michael Davis THE zero tolerance policy on racism recently formalised by the game’s governing bodies in Australia is both welcome and long overdue. It reminded me of a tale about the late Peter Thomson and inclusiveness which tells you more about the man than any of his five victories in The Open Championship. It […]

Daniel’s 268m ace an albatross

Daniel’s 268m ace an albatross

THE odds of scoring an albatross, they say, are upwards of six million to one. They’re probably even greater if you’re talking about one on a par-4 hole. But Sunshine Coast golfer Daniel Hall wasn’t thinking about any of that when he played the shot of his life on the 268m par-4  15th hole at […]

Who are the players, past and present, you’d pay a premium to watch play golf?

Who are the players, past and present, you’d pay a premium to watch play golf?

BUNKER-TO-BUNKER: Inside Golf writers have their say! By Michael Davis WHEN once asked what he loved about Greg Norman, the venerable Metropolitan teaching professional, Brian Twite, simply said: “Norman takes the gallery with him. From the first tee, he strides confidently ahead of the crowd and says, ‘come with me’, and they all follow.” I […]

CLUB OF THE MONTH: Heritage Golf And Country Club

CLUB OF THE MONTH: Heritage Golf And Country Club

By Michael Davis HAD Tony Cashmore won a couple of ‘majors’ he would be right up there with the world’s great golf course designers. Chief among Cashmore’s works are Coonawarra GC, designed for the Housing Commission and his first foray into golf; turning Colin Campbell’s Limestone Valley into The Dunes and also adding nine holes […]

GM John gets in early to meet and greet

GM John gets in early to meet and greet

By Michael Davis NEW Flinders general manager John McKay was on the first tee at the picturesque Mornington Peninsula club weeks before he officially started in the role. It was the club championship and he spent six hours making sure he met everyone personally. So before he even started work, the members knew him and […]

Vale Dr John Green

Vale Dr John Green

By Michael Davis ONE of Royal Melbourne Golf Club’s best-known and much-loved members, Dr John Green, has died. Dr Green was elected to membership of the club in 1951 and life membership in 2012.  As the son of a member, he enjoyed access to the club before that.  He played the Royal Melbourne courses for […]

Stephanie Kyriacou wins tour card

Stephanie Kyriacou wins tour card

AUSTRALIAN golf fans will have two new and one well-known face to cheer for on the world’s biggest women’s professional tour, the 2022 LPGA Tour. St Michael’s golfer Stephanie Kyriacou secured her 2022 LPGA Tour card alongside fellow Aussies Karis Davidson and tried-and-tested professional Sarah Jane Smith. Kyriacou played 21 tournaments in 13 different countries […]

New Gear

New Gear

All the latest gear to help improve your game is at your fingertips – golf clubs, golf balls, cart batteries, Stik Stickers and the annual Golf Course Guide for 2022. Tweet

WE TRIED IT! Mizuno Pro irons and Hi-Fli range

WE TRIED IT! Mizuno Pro irons and Hi-Fli range

By Michael Cooney IF looks could kill, then we’re in trouble with the new Mizuno Pro iron range.  Mizuno must have had the saying “look great, feel great, perform great” in mind when designing and producing these irons, because they’re true show-stoppers. The entire range of 221, 223 and 225 are elegant and classy to […]

Golf resort living on offer – Adelaide or Gold Coast

Golf resort living on offer – Adelaide or Gold Coast

IT’S an exciting time for Living Choice residents, deposit holders and clients as Living Choice ticks off some major construction milestones at its golf course-located villages at Flagstaff Hill in Adelaide and at Parkwood on the Gold Coast. At Living Choice Flagstaff Hill, construction on the 42 villas is proceeding rapidly with 13 villas completed […]

Bellarine Lakes Country Club – Geelong

Bellarine Lakes Country Club – Geelong

BELLARINE Lakes Country Club is continuing to thrive as a popular place for over 55s and retirees.   Located close to the beach and only 7km from Geelong CBD, the over 55s Country Club, with its own private golf course is selling fast.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to purchase from one the last […]

Palm Lake Resort Pelican Waters

Palm Lake Resort Pelican Waters

PALM Lake Group’s most opulent and luxurious over-50s resort project yet has officially commenced – and there’s an even more exciting aspect for golfers. Pelican Waters Golf Course is also part of the Palm Lake Group portfolio and hugs the eastern boundary of the highly anticipated Palm Lake Resort Pelican Waters lifestyle community. Originally designed […]

Shane Doherty Memorial Tri-State Masters set to return

Shane Doherty Memorial Tri-State Masters set to return

By Kym Doherty THE Shane Doherty Memorial Tri-State Masters Tournament, held in the Mildura Region (Sunraysia) for the past 28 years, will be held from Sunday, May 15 to Friday, May 20. It’s the return of another successful tournament following the unfortunate cancellation of the 2020 event. The tournament is now recognised as “The Shane […]

Where in the world will you tee it up in 2022?

Where in the world will you tee it up in 2022?

GOLF tour specialist CGE Golf is ready to help plan and arrange your next overseas golf trip. Once we are free to travel again, the two hot destinations for 2022 will be Vietnam and Thailand. Vietnam is the golfer’s dream with amazing courses, culture, and cuisine to experience.  Danang has more than seven world-class courses […]

Golf along the NSW South Coast

Golf along the NSW South Coast

LAST year, with all its Covid interruptions, is thankfully behind us and that means the NSW South Coast is “open for business”. With that, the region’s golf courses are putting out the call to golfers and non-golfers alike to visit and support this amazing golfing destination! Tweet

King Island golf is ready for take-off – Ocean Dunes Sold

King Island golf is ready for take-off – Ocean Dunes Sold

Ocean Dunes golf course on King Island has been sold to a Melbourne based consortium. Chairman of the Ocean Dunes Board, Andrew Mitchell confirmed that the new consortium intends to develop a new clubhouse and much needed accommodation on the course. This is not only great news for Ocean Dunes but for King Island as […]

February 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

February 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

The February 2022 Issue of Inside Golf is available online This month: LOYALTY PAYSKeeping pace with the very loyal Matt Jones WHO ARE THE PLAYERS WORTH WATCHING? CLUB OF THE MONTHHeritage Golf and Country Club 50TH ANNIVERSARYOcean Shores Country Club TOP TRAVELNSW South Coast NEW PRODUCTSAll the latest gear READ ONLINE HERE Tweet

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – February 2022

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – February 2022

The February 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 […]

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 […]