Marc Leishman shoots 65 after emotional reunion

Marc Leishman shoots 65 after emotional reunion

By Cameron Morfit, PGATOUR.COM Hadn’t seen parents for nearly 18 months due to pandemic, Australia lockdown Marc Leishman sinks a 17-foot birdie on No. 17 in Round 1 at WGC-FedEx St. Jude It was a nice round that got him right in the thick of it despite having traveled across 14 time zones. But Marc Leishman’s 5-under […]

August 2021 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

August 2021 Issue of Inside Golf is Online

The August 2021 Issue of Inside Golf is available online This month: $$$ AND SENSELook who’s earning the big bucks FATHER’S DAY IDEASTop golf gifts for Dad CLUB OF THE MONTHLynwood Golf & Country Club DRIVING RANGE OF THE MONTHThe 19th Golf Driving Range WARATAH GOLF CLUBCentenary celebrations READ ONLINE HERE Tweet

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – August 2021

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – August 2021

The August 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 […]

GSM Peregian Golf Pty Ltd new lease arrangement

GSM Peregian Golf Pty Ltd new lease arrangement

GSM Peregian Golf Pty Ltd has entered into a new lease arrangement with Peregian Springs Golf Holdings P/L, effective July 14th, 2021. The new lease conditions allow a number of significant improvements to be made on the course layout, in accordance to the guidelines contained in a detailed report provided by highly acclaimed golf course […]

Mighty Murray River Golf Tour

Mighty Murray River Golf Tour

In the past five years, one Australian golf destination has been most visited by the core golf tourist. Care to take a guess which destination? Well, you might be surprised to know that it is the Murray River. With 37 courses lining its historic banks, the majestic Murray offers not only a rich education on […]

Tee off on a Trendsetter Travel adventure

Tee off on a Trendsetter Travel adventure

Golfers are a funny lot. Jack Nicklaus reports that Australia and New Zealand are the only places in the world where he is urged to make golf courses more challenging, not easier!  The 48 golfers recently hosted by Trendsetter Travel Golf Tours at the notoriously difficult Hamilton Island Golf Course (located on nearby Dent Island), […]

Go West – Explore the golfing gold of Western Australia!

Go West – Explore the golfing gold of Western Australia!

For a great golf holiday, it’s hard to find better value than Western Australia. In the West, they weave intriguing layouts, quality resorts, soothing spas, gourmet dining and blend urban cool with raw natural beauty. Here you’ll discover golf courses as good as anywhere in Australia and abroad. To be sure, golf is on the […]

Golf on the NSW Central Coast

Golf on the NSW Central Coast

Known for its golden beaches, pristine natural parks and alluring weather, the NSW Central Coastis also home to some tantalising golf courses. Tweet

Golfing Made Easy with Batteries and Accessories from R&J Batteries

Golfing Made Easy with Batteries and Accessories from R&J Batteries

WE TRIED IT! Golfers need a lot of accessories from clubs and towels to cooler bags and much more. However, the accessory that could let you down the most on the golf course is an unreliable golf cart battery. Australia’s fastest-growing battery company, R&J Batteries, carry a large range of reliable golf cart batteries from […]

Stinger Golf Push Buggy and Bag

Stinger Golf Push Buggy and Bag

WE TRIED IT! In the April Issue, I wrote a “Business Spotlight” feature on Australian Golf Equipment (AGE) and their full rangeof golf products (See it on our website: https://bit.ly/3cEnerw). Among their many products/brands are HillBilly Australia, the Australian distributor of the new 2021 HillBilly electric golf buggy (see the listing in this feature), and […]

Hit the sweet-spot with Sugar Golf

Hit the sweet-spot with Sugar Golf

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH Many club golfers and virtually all social (casual) golfers have at one time or another been in this position. That is standing on the tee box of a 150-metre par-3, the flag waving menacingly in the distance with the span between tee and green magnified by a large pond separating the […]

NEWS FROM THE SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS

NEWS FROM THE SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS

Mornington GC Moving forward The next stage of construction works at Mornington Golf Club, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, has commenced.  The project involves a complete rebuild of the Club’s par-4 6th hole.   Those familiar with the course will know that the current tee shot on the 6th is too difficult, especially for shorter hitters. […]

Display apartment opens at golf course retirement community

Display apartment opens at golf course retirement community

An exciting milestone in the creation of Living Choice Parkwood, a 200-apartment retirement community to be built at Parkwood Golf Course, was celebrated on 22nd May when the village’s first display apartment was unveiled to the public. Living Choice Parkwood, described as ‘Golf resort living for the un-retiring’, is Living Choice’s 11th retirement village and […]

Club champions in four decades

Club champions in four decades

Headland Golf Club has produced a rare double in 2021 with both men’s and women’s club champions – Adam Richards and Josie Ryan – winning their respective titles over a four-decade period.  Arguably, it’s a first for a Queensland club with a playing membership of 1000-plus.  Josie joined Headland in 1992 but did not contest […]

Parish fires up for another open victory

Parish fires up for another open victory

BILOELA’S Golf Club Dylan Parish is on fire. The Central Queensland golfer racked up another open title – the Yeppoon Men’s Open Championship – to go with wins at Baralaba, Gladstone, Gracemere, Town of 1770 and Rockhampton golf clubs this year. Parish carded rounds of 72-67 for a 139 total to take out the 36-hole […]

Will White new pro at Launceston

Will White new pro at Launceston

By Michael Davis New Launceston Golf Club professional, Will White, had a feeling things would work out for him when he moved from the Sunshine Coast to Tasmania a few years ago. The first week he was there, he met his now wife, Jen, and they have since had a son, Bodhi, 10 months. “As […]

A great time for a career in the golf industry

By Paul Vardy Of the range of GMA services offered to its members, professional development events are the most in demand.  Managers recognise that to be of greatest value to their clubs and facilities, they need to fan their desire to keep improving what they do and to stay informed of a rapidly evolving golf […]

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – July 2021

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – July 2021

The July 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 […]

WIN! A Golfing Holiday Package for Two!

WIN! A Golfing Holiday Package for Two!

Inside Golf, Handiskins and Peter Lehmann Wines are offering a great prize to one lucky reader: a Golfing Holiday Package for 2 people (Twin Share or King room) at RACV Royal Pines Gold Coast from Wednesday 4th May to Sunday 8th May 2022. The “Peter Lehmann Wines Golf Challenge Giveaway Package” is valued at $2,999 […]

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – June 2021

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – June 2021

The June 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 […]

NEWS FROM THE SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS

NEWS FROM THE SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS

Garfield GC plans for the future Garfield GC is situated on the outskirts of South Eastern Melbourne in a beautiful rural setting and was established in 1929. The 18-hole layout is a Par-69 of 5,265m for men and Par-71, 4970m for women. Like many other rural-based golf clubs around Australia Garfield has built itself up […]

Aussie golfers locked in for Tokyo Olympics

Aussie golfers locked in for Tokyo Olympics

The Australian Olympic Committee has announced the four-person Golf Team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with Rio Olympian Minjee Lee named for her second Games, and Hannah Green, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith to make their Olympic debut. The golfers secured their spots for Tokyo with their world ranking, with Lee (14), Green (15), Smith […]

The golfing gems of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

The golfing gems of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast has always had a reputation for quality – whether in food, golden beaches, golf, accommodation, markets, shopping, fishing and hiking Mount Coolum or the Glass House Mountains. For golfers, the number and variety of golf courses on the Sunshine Coast is heavenly. Here you will find a richness of golf courses from […]

Luxury Auckland to Sydney Silversea Golf Cruise – 2 to 18 January 2022

Luxury Auckland to Sydney Silversea Golf Cruise – 2 to 18 January 2022

After 18 months of lockdown, most are finding fly/drive holidays a little bit less interesting now, and are hankering for travel that promises something a little more special. With that in mind, Trendsetter Travel Golf Tours has announced the resumption of its much-lauded golf tours, in conjunction with luxury cruise lines. Picture yourself here in […]

Great Aussie Getaways

Our annual guide to the best Aussie courses and destinations for a great golf trip. Tweet

Future Tour the new pathway for golf’s stars of tomorrow

Future Tour the new pathway for golf’s stars of tomorrow

Elite amateurs will have direct access to membership of the PGA Tour of Australasia under a new pathway system developed by the PGA of Australia and Golf Australia. To be known as the PGA Affiliate Future Tour, this new pathway will provide the opportunity for amateurs who play in PGA Tour of Australasia events to […]

For hole indexing, one size does not always fit all

For hole indexing, one size does not always fit all

Over the years, I’ve been campaigning for clubs to take a closer look at their indexing of golf holes. My recent article on this (“It’s time for data-driven decisions in golf”, see our website) generated a heap of positive responses by golfers, many of whom have said they are now approaching their committees to investigate hole-by-hole […]

Aussies on Tour – June 7 2021

Aussies on Tour – June 7 2021

The Aussie assault never materialised but it was another drama-filled chapter of golf history written at the US Women’s Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Entering the final round well off the pace, the only two Australians to make the cut both posted rounds of 4-over 75 as Minjee Lee and Hannah Green […]

2021 Golf Survey – 20 Prizes up for Grabs

2021 Golf Survey – 20 Prizes up for Grabs

One of Inside Golf Magazine’s trusted golf industry partners has launched a survey to determine Australian golfers’ preferences and habits. By completing this survey, you will be entered into a competition where 20 randomly-selected winners will be drawn and share in prizes valued at over $3500, including $1000 in VISA Gift Cards. Click the button above (or […]

Aussies on Tour – May 31, 2021

Aussies on Tour – May 31, 2021

West Australian Jason Scrivener will edge closer to breaking into the world’s top 100 after continuing his outstanding European Tour season at the Made in Himmerland tournament in Denmark. Fresh from his best result in a Major championship at the US PGA Championship where his tie for 23rd was the best finish by an Australian […]

June 2021 issue of Inside Golf – Read Online

June 2021 issue of Inside Golf – Read Online

The June 2021 Issue of Inside Golf is available online This month: Racing the clock: Casey Stoner’s drive to be a better golfer and beat CFS TOP TIPS:Why trying to “hit it straight” may be the worst mistake you can make ON TOURMinjee Lee ‘Gives Back’ to golf+Tommy Fleetwood’s path to victory Let the Sunshine […]

Australians on Tour – May 10, 2021

Australians on Tour – May 10, 2021

Queenslander Maverick Antcliff has taken a significant step towards securing his future on the European Tour after recording his best result at the Canary Islands Championship in Spain. Somewhat slow out of the blocks with an opening round of 1-under 70, Antcliff played the final 54 holes in 20-under par to finish outright second six […]

Gender Neutrality (Finally) on the rise

Gender Neutrality (Finally) on the rise

Last month, golfers across the country witnessed an interesting online “battle” of sorts, as Maleny Golf Club announced they were adopting gender-neutral tee blocks to help promote gender equality (see Club News, page 8). Essentially, Maleny are eliminating the “Red, White and Blue” mentality, and instead opting for descriptive “names” for the various blocks. The […]

2021 Australian PGA Championship dates announced

2021 Australian PGA Championship dates announced

2019 Australian PGA Championship winner Adam Scott (Photo by Daniel Carson/ PGA) The PGA of Australia’s flagship tournament, the Australian PGA Championship, will return to its traditional summer timeslot. Following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Australian PGA Championship will take place on 2-5 December at Brisbane’s historic Royal Queensland Golf Club. Tickets […]

All in the family

All in the family

Does golf do enough to retain young, time-poor parents as club members? The answer, unfortunately, is a resounding “no!” This question was put forth in a great article by Martin Blake on the Golf Australia website: www.golf.org.au/new-parents;-does-golf-do-enough. The article explores how golf is letting itself down by not doing enough to retain (or attract) the […]

The Long and Short of technology

The Long and Short of technology

Advancements in technology have proven to be both a boon and burden in golf (and life). For every shiny, new gadget that aims to improve our lives, there is often a lurking obstacle or glitch hidden within. This has become no more apparent than via some recent news pieces (which you would have likely missed […]

2020 Greg Norman Medal winners named

2020 Greg Norman Medal winners named

As a 17-year-old from Brisbane, Cameron Smith couldn’t imagine winning a more important tournament than the 2010 Greg Norman Junior Masters. Ten years on and Smith has completed another career ambition by claiming the 2020 Greg Norman Medal. In a year of professional golf wildly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Smith was able to record […]

Judd and Booth appointed at Club Catalina

Judd and Booth appointed at Club Catalina

Club Catalina in Batemans Bay has secured two new employees on the golfing side of the operations. Mitchel Judd has been appointed the title of Director of Golf, while Rodney Booth has joined as Golf Professional. Both individuals have moved their young families to Batemans Bay for this exciting opportunity. Mitchel comes to Club Catalina […]

Aussie on Tour – March 15, 2021

Aussie on Tour – March 15, 2021

Local resident Cameron Smith finished in front but it was debutant Cameron Percy who had the Aussie highlight to remember in the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. American Justin Thomas added to his flourishing resume with a one-stroke victory over Lee Westwood with Smith’s regular visits to TPC Sawgrass […]

The Golf School – The home of Lee and Pete’s Club fitting and coaching centre.

The Golf School – The home of Lee and Pete’s Club fitting and coaching centre.

Learn the game (or improve your current swing) with golf lessons from a team of leading PGA Professional coaches and leading Gold Coast club fitters. The expert team at The Golf School is ready to help you on your journey into the golfing world. Located at Palm Meadows Driving Range on the Gold Coast, The […]