February 2020 issue – Read online

February 2020 issue – Read online

The February 2020 Issue of Inside Golf is online. THIS MONTH: GREEN AND GOLD: Cam Smith eyes Augusta and Tokyo WIN: Six Dozen Srixon Q-Star Golf Balls in the IG Tipping Comp HOT GEAR: 2020’s New drivers, irons, putters and more TRAVEL TREATS: Our favourite courses on the Gold Coast and NSW South Coast TOP […]

February 2020 Golf Gear Demo Dates

February 2020 Golf Gear Demo Dates

The February 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! Tweet

WIN: Six dozen Srixon Q-Star Golf Balls in this month’s Inside Golf Tipping Comp

WIN: Six dozen Srixon Q-Star Golf Balls in this month’s Inside Golf Tipping Comp

  Pick the winners, earn great prizes! 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 has created a season-long […]

Golf goes to aid of bushfire victims

Golf goes to aid of bushfire victims

Australian golf is pitching in to help the victims of the country’s bushfire crisis. The central point for donations has been set up by the Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC), the collaboration of all the industry bodies. It includes not only a GoFundMe page, but a designated bank account for donations for donors who prefer […]

Ormsby goes wire-to-wire to win Hong Kong Open

Ormsby goes wire-to-wire to win Hong Kong Open

Australia’s Wade Ormsby has won the Hong Kong Open for the second time, cruising to victory by closing with a four-under-par 66 at the Hong Kong Golf Club on Sunday. Unlike his first win at the Hong Kong Open in 2017 where he won by a single shot, Ormsby enjoyed a more comfortable victory as […]

Brisbane to host 2020 Australian PGA Championship

Brisbane to host 2020 Australian PGA Championship

The Australian PGA Championship will return to Brisbane in 2020 to celebrate Royal Queensland Golf Club’s centenary year. The time-honoured tournament, one of the feature events on the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, will be played in Queensland’s capital for the first time since 2001. This year’s Australian PGA Championship will take place in […]

Junior Development Day at The Lakes Golf Club

Junior Development Day at The Lakes Golf Club

The Lakes Golf Club are holding their annual Junior Development Day on Monday 13th January 2020. This event is the club’s way of providing an opportunity for junior golfers to play on an internationally renowned tournament course that perhaps they would not normally be able to with a heavily discounted green fee. This is a […]

The end of world-class, big-name golf in Australia?

The end of world-class, big-name golf in Australia?

Immediately following the Presidents Cup, I, like most of Australia and the non-American-viewing-public, felt more than a bit flat. Not just because the International team lost what was shaping up to be a thrilling (and, let’s face it, a much-needed) victory throughout the week, but also (and more disappointingly) because the ending of this event […]

January 2020 Issue – Read Online

January 2020 Issue – Read Online

The January 2020 Issue of Inside Golf is online. THIS MONTH: TRUE GRIT: Tony Finau’s Inspirational Journey To The PGA Tour WIN: A King Island Golf getaway! SYDNEY SENSATIONS: Our favourite courses in and around the harbour city TRAVEL TREATS: World-Class Golf on King Island TOP TIP: Three Keys to Master Your Mindset on the […]

January 2020 Golf Gear Demo Dates

January 2020 Golf Gear Demo Dates

The January 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! Tweet

WIN: A King Island golf getaway for two!

WIN: A King Island golf getaway for two!

  Inside Golf and King Island Golf (Cape Wickham & Ocean Dunes) are giving away an amazing prize to one Inside Golf reader and a mate: 18 holes of golf, including cart for two players at both Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes, plus one night’s accommodation at Cape Wickham Cabins (one room, twin share), car […]

Round Two Notes – 2019 Presidents Cup

Round Two Notes – 2019 Presidents Cup

Overall Score – International 6.5, United States 3.5 Round 2 – Foursomes – International 2.5, United States 2.5 Round 1 – Four-Ball – International 4, United States 1 The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Things to Know This week marks the first time the International Team has carried the lead into round three […]

2019 Presidents Cup Pairings- Round 2

2019 Presidents Cup Pairings- Round 2

2019 Presidents Cup – Round 2 Foursome Matches and Starting Times International 4.0, United States 1.0   Match 6 11:02 AM Louis Oosthuizen International, South Africa Adam Scott International, Australia V Dustin Johnson United States Matt Kuchar United States Match 7 11:15 AM Adam Hadwin International, Canada Joaquin Niemann International, Chile V Xander Schauffele United States […]

Pairings and post-audio for Presidents Cup – Round 1

Pairings and post-audio for Presidents Cup – Round 1

2019 Presidents Cup -Four-ball Matches and Starting Times Royal Melbourne Golf Club – Round 1 Match 1 09:32 AM Marc Leishman, International, Australia Joaquin Niemann, International Chile V Justin Thomas, United States Tiger Woods, United States Match 2 09:47 AM Adam Hadwin, International, Canada Sungjae Im, International, Korea V Xander Schauffele, United States Patrick Cantlay, […]

Thanks for asking

Thanks for asking

Many of you will recall that I wrote an article in the March, 2019 issue about member/player surveys (“A Question Left Unasked”, also available on our website). In that column, I mentioned how surveys and feedback are the lifeblood of any business, especially those in the hospitality industry. Yet it’s almost unheard of in golf […]

Els names An to Presidents Cup International Team following Day withdrawal

Els names An to Presidents Cup International Team following Day withdrawal

Presidents Cup Captain Ernie Els today announced that Korean Byeong Hun An will join the International Team following the withdrawal of Australian Jason Day. Day, who recently was selected by Els as a captain’s pick to be a part of the International Team for the fifth time, announced that he has been forced to withdraw […]

December 2019 Issue – Read Online

December 2019 Issue – Read Online

The December 2019 Issue of Inside Golf is online. THIS MONTH: The Presidents Cup: Team Tiger Set To Battle Ernie’s Internationals The Social Network: Our 36-page guide to the country’s most welcoming courses and clubs Christmas Gear Cheer: The Top Picks For Your Holiday Wish List Golf Travel: Great Golf Along The NSW Mid To Far […]

On Course Pro Golf Tip of the month: Alignment and Chipping

On Course Pro Golf Tip of the month: Alignment and Chipping

Every month, we answer your questions, and share quick, practical, usable tips to help you with your game QUESTION Hi Lee, I need help with my alignment and chipping. They’re my bugbears. Any tips? Andy   ANSWER Hi Andy I see a lot of golfers struggle with their alignment and the key is to have […]

Virtually (un)certain?

Virtually (un)certain?

DURING last month’s GMA National Conference—where general managers and industry professionals met to discuss and address the many issues affecting golf clubs—I was fortunate to chat with dozens of delegates about a variety of issues plaguing their clubs. One such issue was the proliferation of “Virtual Clubs”—online-based or remotely-based groups that often operate independently of […]

December 2019 Golf Gear Demo Days

December 2019 Golf Gear Demo Days

The November 2019 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! Tweet

Koepka withdraws from U.S. Presidents Cup Team, Woods names Fowler as replacement

Koepka withdraws from U.S. Presidents Cup Team, Woods names Fowler as replacement

  Brooks Koepka, who qualified as the No. 1-ranked player for the U.S. Presidents Cup Team, announced today that he has been forced to withdraw from the 2019 competition due to a knee injury. U.S. Team Playing Captain Tiger Woods used the additional selection afforded to him by Koepka’s withdrawal to select Rickie Fowler. The […]

2019 Presidents Cup unveils unique, interactive fan experiences

2019 Presidents Cup unveils unique, interactive fan experiences

While 24 of the best players in the world prepare to deliver an inspiring and dramatic competition at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Presidents Cup officials today announced several unique and interactive fan experiences that will engage fans away from the competition and showcase the Presidents Cup as much more than a golf tournament. The […]

We Tried it: Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Putters

We Tried it: Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Putters

Last month, I tested the latest “magic wands” from my favourite putter company, Odyssey. In the bag for my testing pleasure were the newly-released Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Ten and Odyssey Stroke Lab Black Bird of Prey. As I’ve said before, I’m quite smitten with Odyssey gear (my trusty O-Works Red two-ball putter has pride […]

We Tried it: Mizuno MP20 Irons

We Tried it: Mizuno MP20 Irons

Mizuno irons have long been revered for their pure-feeling, high-performing qualities. Considered by many to be among the best irons in the industry, Mizuno clubs are finding their way into the hands of more Tour pros and amateurs alike these days. And for good reason…they help golfers get the job done. Just ask Brooks Koepka, […]

Regis Aged Care goes a fairway for golfers

Regis Aged Care goes a fairway for golfers

AGED care facilities in Australia are growing like topsy and one of the leaders in this field is Regis Aged Care. Many senior and veteran golfers who prefer playing golf to mowing the lawn and trimming hedges are opting to move into a Regis Aged Care facility. There are plenty to choose from. Currently, there […]

WIN! A custom-fit set of Mizuno MP20 Irons!

WIN! A custom-fit set of Mizuno MP20 Irons!

  Inside Golf and Mizuno are offering one reader a full set of custom-fit Mizuno MP20 Irons! The winner will receive a custom-fitting, and a set of any of the three  new models in #4-Pw, or (in case of a leftie) a #3-Pw MP-20 SEL. Total value: up to $2,192. To enter, simply enter your […]

November 2019 Issue, Read online

November 2019 Issue, Read online

The November 2019 Issue of Inside Golf is online. THIS MONTH: Our Star-Studded Summer of golf: We preview one of our strongest fields in decades We Tried It: New Mizuno MP20 Irons and Odyssey Stroke Lab Putters Club of the Month: The Remarkable Rich River Golf Club Golf Travel: Golf along the Great Ocean Road, Surf Coast […]

NSW Senior Open set to stay at Thurgoona until 2022

NSW Senior Open set to stay at Thurgoona until 2022

The Liverpool Catholic Club has signed a new three-year, $300,000 sponsorship deal with Golf NSW, keeping the NSW Senior Open Golf Championship at Thurgoona Country Club Resort in Albury into 2022. With a purse of $120,000 this year, an increase of $20,000 on last year’s prize fund, the NSW Senior Open Golf Championship is the […]

Vardy new GMA Chief Executive Officer

Vardy new GMA Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Golf Management Australia (GMA) has announced the appointment of Paul Vardy to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Paul joins GMA with an extensive knowledge of, and experience within the golf industry, most recently as the Clubs & Facilities Support Senior Manager at Golf Australia. Prior to this, Paul held senior […]

November 2019 Golf Gear Demo Days

November 2019 Golf Gear Demo Days

The November 2019 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! Tweet

82nd for Tiger, plus: Aussie Tour results around the world – October 29, 2019

82nd for Tiger, plus: Aussie Tour results around the world – October 29, 2019

  PGA Tour ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club Purse: $9,750,000 ($1,755,000 to the winner) Continuing his case for being named the Greatest Golfer of all Time, Tiger Woods tied Sam Snead’s TOUR record of 82 career victories with his three-shot win at the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP. Woods’ 82nd career victory comes at age 43. […]

Inside Golf welcomes two new sales representatives

Inside Golf welcomes two new sales representatives

Inside Golf is pleased to announce two new additions to the sales team. Marc Wilson has joined our sales team in Victoria. Marc has been successfully involved in the media and advertising sales area for all of his working life, and has worked for most of the major newspaper and magazine publishers across his career. He […]

Tips to fix slow play

Tips to fix slow play

Nearly every day, I read or hear reports concerning slow play in golf. Having played the game for nearly 50 years, I can attest that slow play is indeed one of the most frustrating parts of the game. And over those years, I have discovered the many causes (and many solutions) to this bane of […]

Micheluzzi and Windred join Professional ranks

Micheluzzi and Windred join Professional ranks

Top amateur golfers David Micheluzzi and Blake Windred believe they have what it takes to compete against the game’s best after making the choice to join the professional ranks of golf  this month. Micheluzzi and Windred elected to turn pro based on their results at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) in China where a win […]

What’s wrong with golf…ers?

What’s wrong with golf…ers?

As someone who works in the Golf Industry, I spend quite a lot of time reading industry-related articles and information from a number of media sources. There is a great deal of information, feedback and opinions published out there from industry associations (Golf Australia, PGA etc) and golf media, golf journalists, professional players, coaches, Club […]

We Tried it: Callaway Jaws MD5 Wedges

We Tried it: Callaway Jaws MD5 Wedges

  Last month, I hit the course with the new Callaway Jaws MD5 Wedges.  Regular readers will know that Callaway Mack Daddy (MD) wedges are already my favourite wedges on the market, with two of them already holding pride of place in my bag as “gamers”. So I was extremely excited to test the latest […]

Dream 18 – The Winners!

Dream 18 – The Winners!

Earlier this year, Inside Golf put out a call to Australian golfers to identify your favourite 18 holes in the country. Our goal? To create a “Dream Course” that includes Australia’s very best 18 holes. But not just any 18 holes…we wanted your picks for the best 1st hole, the best 2nd hole, etc. Now, after […]

Inside Golf October 2019 issue – Read Online

Inside Golf October 2019 issue – Read Online

The October 2019 Issue of Inside Golf is online. THIS MONTH: DREAM 18, THE WINNERS!: Your picks for Australia’s Top Golf Holes Fashion on the Fairways: Top gear to look and play your best Club of the Month: Pennant Hills GC Golf Travel: Tantalising Thailand Top Tips: Is striving for perfection hurting your game? PLUS: The latest […]

Golfers (Still) Just Want Fun…Not Futility

Golfers (Still) Just Want Fun…Not Futility

Last month, Golf Australia released their annual National Golf Club Participation Report, which detailed the national trends on membership, competition rounds, general participation and specific program participation. The report, which is available online at https://bit.ly/2Hi6JSq, revealed that golf membership is continuing its steady decline on a national level. Essentially, fewer golfers are opting to join […]