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 […]

October 2019 Golf Gear Demo Days

October 2019 Golf Gear Demo Days

The October 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

Aussie TOUR results around the world, Sept 17 2019

Aussie TOUR results around the world, Sept 17 2019

Here is the recap from this past week’s golf action and the Australians’ performances across the various tours. A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier The Greenbrier Resort (The Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia Purse: $7,500,000 ($1,350,000 to the winner)                Player Result Earnings FedExCup Standing Notes Steve Allan CUT (+2) […]

2019 Junior Presidents Cup teams finalised

2019 Junior Presidents Cup teams finalised

24 players, 12 international and 12 from the United States, have qualified for the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup hosted by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and PGA TOUR. The event’s second edition will welcome players from 10 states, Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Korea and South Africa. South Africa will have the most representation […]

For journeyman Pampling, the journey isn’t over

For journeyman Pampling, the journey isn’t over

Rod Pampling’s mood was less sentimentality and more realisation. As he walked the ninth fairway at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, for his final hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship, his fate had already been decided. He was 1-over par after two rounds, putting him well off the cut line […]

On Course Golf – Pro Tip of the Month: The drill for solid consistent impact

On Course Golf – Pro Tip of the Month: The drill for solid consistent impact

Every month, we answer your questions, and share quick, practical, usable tips to help you with your game Question Hi Lee, My golf game is up and down due to inconsistent ball striking. Any tips to help? Mitch, Prospect Hill, SA Game stuck in a bunker? Got a question for Lee? Send your golfing woes […]

Aussie Tour results around the world – September 3

Aussie Tour results around the world – September 3

In one of world golf’s most picturesque settings, Wade Ormsby and Lucas Herbert took different routes to strong top 10 finishes on the European Tour over the weekend. Karis Davidson returned to form in Japan with a top 10 of her own, while Daniel Fox and Jarryd Felton led the way on the Asian Tour in […]

Inside Golf September 2019 Issue – Read Online

Inside Golf September 2019 Issue – Read Online

The September 2019 Issue of Inside Golf is online. THIS MONTH: The Presidents’ Men: Top-8 locked and loaded for Melbourne Tech on the Tee: Top Golf Technology and GPS gadgets Club of the Month: A Renaissance at Ranfurlie Golf Travel: Golfing Gems of Toowoomba and The Mornington Peninsula Top Tips: The two types of practice – which […]