Although the exact date of the first golf shot has been lost to history, one thing is clear: the first golf excuse probably wasn’t far behind. In truth, golf excuses have probably been around since the whiff of the first featherie. And while we’ve all used one at some point or another (c’mon, admit it!) […]
No great Boys Weekend would be possible without wrangling a leave pass from the better half. Here are a selection of stories, compromises and “little white lies” that have been submitted to us at Inside Golf. The names have been changed to protect the truly guilty. The “Slight distortion of the truth” strategy: The Pitch: […]
The new Diablo Octane Driver features revolutionary Forged Composite material in the crown, giving it a significant performance advantage over all-titanium drivers. Combined with Callaway’s hyperbolic face technology and a longer high performance Project X graphite shaft, the Diablo Octane driver is configured to deliver unmatched power through superior design, construction and materials. RRP $329 […]
Lightness, function and fashion are three key elements in today’s golf bag design and technology. The Links incorporates all three key elements. Weighing only 3.25 kgs this bag has nine spacious pockets. There is a velour-lined valuables pocket and a roomy insulated cooler pocket with drainage holes. The six ‘stadium’ designed side pockets allow you to […]
The new SPIDR2 glove delivers superior grip for optimum control, especially at high swing speeds. Targeting players of all skill levels, the new SPIDR2 glove optimises grip performance for nearly every playing condition. The digital water resistant leather on the entire palm and fingers of the glove provides the ultimate in grip and control in […]
They reward us with lucky bounces, and punish us with nasty breaks. They lift our hopes with a Birdie on the 8th, and dash our spirits with a Triple Bogey on the 9th. They discipline us with 17 holes of pure rubbish, then taunt us with a miracle par on the 18th – thus ensuring […]
Peeling away the layers “I just heard a rumour about a new golf ball that has FIVE layers. Can that be right? As an “Old School” player (I still have some old Titleists in my bag with rubber bands and liquid cores) I’m struggling to see why I need all those layers. Sincerely “Balata Boy” […]
The Australian Master of the Amateurs is set to climb to new heights next week, with a world class international field battling for supremacy on Australia’s premier golf course, Royal Melbourne. Australia’s top-ranked amateur title, which has been a proving ground for the likes of US PGA Tour stars Jason Day and Rickie Fowler, has […]
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The Great Ocean Road is a great drive, literally and golfing wise. Stretching from Torquay, near Geelong, the 300-kilometre “journey of a lifetime” snakes past cliffs, waterfalls, rainforests – and a great array of golf courses, where you can drive … and chip and putt in style. On the Bellarine Peninsula at the mouth of […]
Does swinging a club ‘Happy Gilmore style’ really work? PGA Pro Padraig Harrington puts it to the test! Tweet
So… golf has “made the cut” for inclusion into the Olympics. If the IOC wanted to make it REALLY interesting, they would have introduced some of the great golf “skill games” that we all know and love. The ones that make golf truly fun.
Great golf on the Mornington Peninsula isn’t limited to courses like The Dunes and Moonah Links. Just a short drive to the east is the lovely and picturesque Flinders Golf Club, an 18-hole seaside beauty built along an amazing stretch of land overlooking Bass Strait. This month, we examine this historic gem.
Bionic is the only golf glove designed by an orthopedic hand surgeon. With a conventional glove, you compensate for the unevenness of your hand by squeezing the club too hard. That tightens the muscles in your hand and arm. With the Bionic glove design, you instinctively adopt a lighter grip. Your new lighter, more relaxed […]
Skipping across the water is common for many hackers. But the pros? Tweet
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The mere mention of Hamilton Island is enough to get most tongues wagging. The tropical surrounds, the laid-back island atmosphere and the overall friendliness of the locals are all world renowned. And now, you can add “World-class golf” to the list. The brand-new Hamilton Island Golf Course – situated on the nearby Dent Island – […]
Inside Golf travelled to Western Australia to play Kalgoorlie Golf Course – one of Australia’s best new golf courses.
Ending months of speculation surrounding the scheduling of Australia’s major tournaments in regards to The Presidents Cup, The Australian PGA has announced that the 2011 Australian Open will be played from November 10 – 13 2011, while the Australian PGA Championship will be played from November 24-27 2011. Thus, the schedule in November will be […]
Once again Callaway has made a giant leap forward with Forged Composite technology, a joint development between Callaway and automotive maker Lamborghini. Forged Composite™ is the lightest, strongest, most precise material ever used by either Lamborghini or Callaway. Encompassing more than 500,000 intertwined turbostratic fibers per square inch, this revolutionary material features an incredibly high threshold for […]
The G15 Driver is engineered for golfers seeking a maximum forgiveness driver that delivers distance and accuracy. Its 460cc titanium head is longer front to back and features PING’s patented ultra-thin crown technology. Weight savings from the thin crown are positioned as an external sole weight to optimize the centre of gravity for higher trajectories […]
The latest Smoothy Suspension buggy, Summit Lite, has every possible accessory feature on it, making it the most complete buggy on the market. It folds down to a mere 77 cm x 53 cm x 31 cm with all three wheels detached. The seat is detachable and positioned on the side of the buggy making […]
There are heaps of great Australian golf publications out there. From subscription magazines to newsstand publications—and especially the free papers like Inside Golf — golfers in Australia are certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to a good golf read. But which Australian golf publication is the most popular? Golf Research Australia, the consumer-facing research […]
Australia’s highest-rated Amateur golf event, the Australian Master of the Amateurs, has scored another win with the recent announcement that former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett will be the honorary chairman for the event. Mr Kennett – an unabashed lover of golf – eagerly agreed to support the event after watching it grow over the years. […]
Wagering on the golf course is as old as the game itself, and while there’s no definitive history of when the first golfer asked his partner “So, MacDougal…you wanna make this a wee bit more…interesting?”, stories abound of the first golfers competing for animal pelts, “skins” or whatever they could afford to wager. So we […]
Nestled on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, St Andrews Beach has been rated as one of Australia’s top courses – achieving the #10 spot by Golf Australia in 2010. Featuring some of the Peninsula’s more challenging holes, this Doak/Clayton gem was originally a members-only course — with shares fetching a reported $55,000 each – before it closed […]
As anyone who has ever driven the length of the Eyre Highway will contend, there’s not much to do along the barren, desolate expanse of the Nullarbor. That is, unless you love a game of golf. Winding along the Eyre between Norseman in WA and Ceduna in SA, the brand-new Nullarbor Links is set to […]
The G15 Hybrid is engineered as a high-launching, forgiving alternative to long and mid irons. For golfers who prefer a traditional hybrid shape and size, the stainless steel i15 offers a high moment of inertia with a tour-preferred trajectory.
If you’ve ever considered becoming a member of a private or semi-private course, but haven’t yet had the opportunity to play on one of these local gems, then Amstel Golf Club’s Ranfurlie Course in Melbourne’s south-east may be just what you’re looking for. Ranked in “Australia’s best 50 courses” by Golf Australia (2004 and 2006), […]
Melbourne’s south east corridor can add another quality golf course to its ever-expanding resume. With a population explosion throughout this area in the last 10 years — coupled with the recently-completed Eastlink bypass — entrepreneurs and designers alike have taken advantage of the course-friendly land available and some excellent tracks have emerged. Greg Norman’s latest […]
Here is everything you need to know about the new Australian Golf Handicap System adopted by Golf Australia and Golflink
Our sense of sight is critical for everyday tasks, and it is often taken for granted. But for those who are blind, simple leisure sports like golf can be incredibly complex and challenging pursuits. In Australia there are upwards of 50 blind golfers eligible to play in sanctioned international events. One of Australia’s leading blind golfers […]
Hitting the ball with the centre of the club is a constant priority — regardless of the club you have in your hand. And while there are many training aids out there, few really help you focus on hitting the ball in the centre of the club. The Little One, on the other hand, achieves […]
Australia’s No 1 Selling Golf Buggy brand has released the Smoothy Storm model featuring a bounty of championship features and benefits. Its wider ergonomic dual grip handle makes this buggy the easiest to push out of the Smoothy stable. The unique Telescopic Independent Suspension System has three widths which can be adjusted to suit the […]
This month, Inside Golf ventures to the nation’s capital to sample one of Australia’s popular inland courses.
Nestled in the heart of the Sydney metropolitan area, Strathfield Golf Club provides a true challenge to golfers of all level
Consistently ranked among Australia’s best public access courses by Golf Australia, The Golf Course Guide and Golf Digest — including a #1 placement for NSW in 2007 — Pacific Dunes Port Stephens is the latest member of Inside Golf’s “Must Play” courses
The Growling Frog is easily one of the best public access courses in the surrounds of Melbourne. The layout rewards the aggressive golfer, suggests good course management for solid scoring, and still maintains a liberal smacking of forgiveness for the hack.