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 […]

May 2021 Issue of Inside Golf – online

May 2021 Issue of Inside Golf – online

The May, 2021 issue of Inside Golf is available online This month: JUSTIN TIME: How wedge-work, not booming drives, has paid off for Justin Thomas GREAT AUSSIE GOLF GETAWAYS: Our Annual Guide to the best Aussie courses and destinations for a great golf trip TOP TIPS: How good is your instinct IQ?, PLUS: The circle […]

Golf Fitting and Demo Dates – May 2021

Golf Fitting and Demo Dates – May 2021

The May 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 […]

Official GA Handicap App Now Available

Official GA Handicap App Now Available

The new Golf Australia Handicap App is now available for free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app is a convenient and easy-to-use handicap monitoring tool with a wide range of features including tap-of-a-button group look-up (see below for full feature details). It was released during the Easter period, with […]

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 […]

Inside Golf April 2021

Inside Golf April 2021

The April 2021 issue of Inside Golf is online for your reading pleasure. This month: GREEN FEE GEMS: Australia’s Top Public Access Courses WIN! A PING G425 Driver CLUB OF THE MONTH: The Alluring Alice Springs Golf Club TOP TIPS: Befriending the BunkerSpin it less for more distanceCheck your address for a better swing WE […]

WIN: A PING G425 Driver

WIN: A PING G425 Driver

Inside Golf is offering a Brand-New PING G425 Driver (RRP: $899) to one lucky reader! The new PING G425 driver series features all of PING’s most popular driver innovations, including turbulators for reduced aerodynamic drag and the proprietary T9S+ forged face to accelerate face flexing for more distance. The new PING G425 provides golfers the […]

Callaway new Chrome Soft X LS

Callaway new Chrome Soft X LS

Callaway Golf Company has announced their new Chrome Soft X LS Golf Ball. It’s designed for maximum distance from a lower spin profile, and features all of the fast ball speed characteristics from the Company’s popular, Tour-proven Chrome Soft X. This new golf ball is especially suited for better players who want to “bomb it” […]

Mizuno ST Series Metal Woods

Mizuno ST Series Metal Woods

Mizuno’s new ST Series drivers represent the culmination of the Japanese company’s 3-year, rapid-fire driver development project.  Preceded by the highly acclaimed ST190 and ST200, Mizuno’s first drivers widely played by its global tour staff, the new ST-Z and ST-X further deploy Mizuno’s new SAT2041 Beta Ti face and complex carbon construction to deliver both […]

Callaway Epic Speed and Epic MAX Fairway Woods

Callaway Epic Speed and Epic MAX Fairway Woods

Two new fairway wood models are available – Epic Speed and Epic MAX, and their exceptional ball speeds start with the new Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades. Callaway used A.I. to design a completely new Jailbreak system which spreads and angles the Jailbreak blades. Along with stiffening the body, the new design allows the forged face […]

Callaway Epic Speed, Epic MAX and Epic MAX LS Drivers

Callaway Epic Speed, Epic MAX and Epic MAX LS Drivers

Callaway’s new Epic product line is framing the future of speed, with exceptional new technologies that are designed to deliver fast ball speeds for every type of player. Three new driver models are available – Epic Speed, Epic MAX, and Epic MAX LS. Exceptional ball speeds start with the Company’s new A.I.-designed Jailbreak Speed Frame. […]

Inside Golf March 2021

Inside Golf March 2021

The March 2021 issue of Inside Golf is online for your reading pleasure. This month: 2021 GEAR GUIDE: The latest and greatest gear from the PGA SHOW CORPORATE GOLF FEATURE: Australia’s top facilities for a great golf day TIP AND WIN: The 2021 Inside Golf Tipping Comp tees off CLUB OF THE MONTH: The new-look […]

Callaway ERC Soft

Callaway ERC Soft

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

BUSHNELL ION EDGE GPS WATCH

BUSHNELL ION EDGE GPS WATCH

The ION EDGE features a new design with a touchscreen display and the Bushnell Golf app for automatic updates to the more than 38,000 preloaded courses worldwide.  The ION EDGE is one of the industry’s easiest-to-use golf GPS watches with instant yardage measurements. The ION EDGE offers the golfer long battery life (15+ hours), and […]

Bridgestone e12 CONTACT

Bridgestone e12 CONTACT

The new Bridgestone e12 CONTACT is straight distance you can see. The true game-changer is a new CONTACT Force dimple, which features a unique structure with a raised area in the centre and an outer portion that slows horizontal rotation during flight. The raised area allows for 38% more contact with the clubface at impact […]

Golf Fitting and Demo Dates – March 2021

Golf Fitting and Demo Dates – March 2021

The March 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 […]

Pick the winners, earn great prizes: The Inside Golf 2021 Tipping Comp

Pick the winners, earn great prizes: The Inside Golf 2021 Tipping Comp

Pick the winners, earn great prizes from Srixon! Free! Fancy yourself as a golf tipping ace? Or are you a serial “lucky” tipster who somehow always manages to pick a winner? Maybe you simply just want to have a bit of fun with a free golf tipping comp? You’re in luck! Inside Golf’s season-long golf […]

Upsetting the apple (golf) cart

Upsetting the apple (golf) cart

Nearly ten years ago, a topic/discussion began popping up in my inbox: the practice of golf clubs either banning the use of personal golf cars/carts, or charging golfers to use their own carts on the course. You may recall these discussions in both this column and the Letters pages. You may also remember the irony […]

Walkinshaw Sports Celebrate 10 years

Walkinshaw Sports Celebrate 10 years

The Walkinshaw name has long been associated with automotive, but it is now also a household name in golf through Walkinshaw Sports, one of Australia’s largest golf product distributors. Walkinshaw Group was established in 1987 when founder and racing car driver Tom Walkinshaw established Holden Special Vehicles (HSV), which is now Australia’s largest car manufacturer. […]

Golf Fitting and Demo Dates – February 2021

Golf Fitting and Demo Dates – February 2021

The February 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 […]

Inside Golf February 2021 Issue

Inside Golf February 2021 Issue

The February 2020 issue of Inside Golf is available online This month: OSSIE, OSSIE, OSSIE!How Australian Legend Ossie Pickworth captured the world’s affection Business of the Month: Walkinshaw Sports celebrates 10 years The Coast(s) with the Most: Tee it up on the Gold Coast and NSW South Coast Links Living: Enjoying the On-Course Golf Lifestyle […]

Callaway Launches Supersoft & Supersoft Max Golf Balls

Callaway Launches Supersoft & Supersoft Max Golf Balls

Supersoft has been one of the most popular balls for years, with golfers who like it so much that they won’t play anything else. Now Callaway have combined incredible cover, core and flight technologies to make it even better. Supersoft Exceptional Distance, Spin, Feel & Control A new Hybrid Cover features an innovative PARALOID™ Impact […]

Seven-week Aussie golf swing to forge ahead

Seven-week Aussie golf swing to forge ahead

The ISPA HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia will forge ahead with its seven-event schedule to start the new year despite the ongoing border uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the wake of last Sunday’s Blitz Golf event at Glenelg Golf Club in Adelaide, the Australasian Tour’s next tournament is the Gippsland Super 6 at […]

It’s time for data-driven decisions in golf

It’s time for data-driven decisions in golf

Over the last few issues, I’ve noted how Covid-19 has been an unexpected boon for golf. Not only has it boosted our playing numbers, but it also “forced the hand” of the R&A (and the wider golf industry) to adopt many game-improvement changes/adjustments. Among these are the removal of bunker rakes (leading to improved playability, […]

Jon Rahm Joins Callaway Golf Tour Staff

Jon Rahm Joins Callaway Golf Tour Staff

Jon Rahm, the #2 ranked player in the world, has joined Callaway’s Tour professional staff in a multiyear agreement. As a Staff Pro, he will transition into a full bag of Callaway Woods, Callaway Irons, Callaway Wedges, a Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Ball and an Odyssey Putter. “I’m so happy to be joining Callaway, […]

Dolling moving on from GMA SA Operations Manager role

Dolling moving on from GMA SA Operations Manager role

Golf Management Australia has announced that Zoee Dolling has tendered her resignation from the role of Operations Manager for GMA – South Australia.  In an email to members, GMA Chief Executive Officer Paul Vardy made the announcement, and highlighted Dolling’s achievements. “Zoee has been in the role for a little over two years, more recently […]

Golf Fitting and Demo Dates – Jan 2021

Golf Fitting and Demo Dates – Jan 2021

The January 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 […]

Inside Golf January 2021 Issue now online

Inside Golf January 2021 Issue now online

The January 2021 Issue of Inside Golf is now online! This month: BOUNCING BACK: FIVE COMEBACK STORIES TO WATCH IN 2021 Rollin’ on the River: Our favourite courses along the Murray River Resort of the Month: The Kooralbyn Valley Top Tips: How to “Prepare to deliver” Special K: Steph Kyriacou’s incredible rookie season Plus: the […]

Inside Golf editor wins esteemed Golf Media Award

Inside Golf editor wins esteemed Golf Media Award

The Australian Golf Media Association (AGMA) last night announced the winners of the 2019-2020 Australian Golf Media Awards, an annual event honouring excellence in golf media. Inside Golf editor Richard Fellner was awarded the highly esteemed Best Photographic/Illustration Presentation award for his photograph of a burnt teemarker at Buchan Valley GC in East Gippsland, Victoria, following the state’s ravaging […]

Golf Australia, Apia announce partnership

Golf Australia, Apia announce partnership

Golf Australia (GA) has announced a new multi-year major partnership with insurance specialist, Apia. Apia will be recognised as an official partner of GA’s Get into Golf seniors’ program, and will support participants in staying active, connected to their community and learning the skills of the sport.  Apia will also be an exclusive partner of […]

Inside Golf December 2020 – Read Online

Inside Golf December 2020 – Read Online

The December 2020 Issue of Inside Golf is online for your viewing pleasure! This month: Christmas Gear CheerOur picks for your holiday wish list The Social Network:The country’s most welcoming courses and clubs Top Travel:Great golf along The NSW Mid to Far North Coast Covid Craziness:Top Tour Storylines From 2020 PLUS: The latest news, reviews, […]

When opportunity knocks

When opportunity knocks

While COVID-19 has brought a lot of pain, suffering, chaos and confusion to the world, it has also (believe it or not) brought a potential shining light to the golf industry. There is a massive…and I mean MASSIVE…opportunity in golf at the moment. One of those “once in a hundred years” type of situations. Unfortunately, […]

Golf Fitting and Demo Dates – Dec 2020

Golf Fitting and Demo Dates – Dec 2020

The December 2020 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 […]

Inside Golf November 2020 – Read Online

Inside Golf November 2020 – Read Online

The November 2020 issue of Inside Golf Magazine is now online! This month: FALL BALL: What’s in store for an ‘Autumn Masters’ at Augusta National? THE DRIVE TO WIN: Stories of inspiration from the LPGA Tour HOT WHEELS: The latest golf cars, carts, buggies and batteries LINKS LEGEND: The Dunes celebrates 25 years of ‘Real […]

Inside Golf announces NSW sales team member

Inside Golf announces NSW sales team member

Australia’s Most-Read Golf Publication, Inside Golf, is pleased to announce a new addition to the team. David Andrews has joined the Advertising Sales team in NSW. David will focus on media sales across the state, with a focus on the Greater Sydney region. David joins Inside Golf following a long career in Golf, Sales and Marketing, most […]

A matter of perspective

SKY-High banana-slices out of bounds…fat/chunked chip shots…fried-egg bunker lies…tee shots landing in fairway divots…slow play…lip-outs…water balls…three-putts… …I enthusiastically cherished every single one of them last month. Following three months of government-imposed “prison time” here in Victoria, I was chomping at the bit to be able to (FINALLY) tee it up again on the golf course. […]

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – Nov 2020

Golf Fitting and Demo Days – Nov 2020

The November 2020 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 […]

Vic Open cancelled for 2021

Vic Open cancelled for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting border closures along with international travel restrictions have forced the cancellation of the Vic Open scheduled for February, 2021. This follows last week’s regretful cancellation of the summer’s other premier golf events — the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open and the Women’s Australian Open. The three organisations involved — Golf […]

Australia’s major golf events cancelled

Australia’s major golf events cancelled

This summer’s premier Australian golf events – the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open and Women’s Australian Open – have been cancelled. PGA of Australia chief executive Gavin Kirkman, ALPG chief executive Karen Lunn and Golf Australia chief executive James Sutherland confirmed all three events, which were to have been played in February, won’t proceed because of […]

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