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New World Golf Handicapping System prepares for implementation in 2020

New World Golf Handicapping System prepares for implementation in 2020

Golf’s new World Handicap System (WHS), which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping and provide a more consistent measure of players’ ability between different regions of the world, remains on track for implementation starting in 2020. Education has begun with events being held in Singapore, […]

Preview: The Players Championship

Preview: The Players Championship

TPC Sawgrass is home to arguably the finest collection of challenging holes on the PGA TOUR schedule, and the assemblage of PLAYERS Championship winners over the last decade or so is reflective of how much of a difficult test the golf course can be, as it’s produced victors from all over the world. The list […]

Australians all-time at THE PLAYERS

Australians all-time at THE PLAYERS

It’s good to be Jason Day these days. The Australian golfer returns to TPC Sawgrass this week fresh off a win at the Wells Fargo Championship, his second victory of the season. And he’ll take a shot at a third at THE PLAYERS Championship, where he won in 2016. Surely, few in the field probably […]

World golf handicapping system announced

World golf handicapping system announced

The way golfers around the world will calculate their handicaps is set to be transformed by a new system developed by The R&A and the USGA, with key features designed to provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability. The new World Handicap System, to be implemented in 2020, follows an extensive review […]

Sergio seeking ‘Seve-like’ success

Sergio seeking ‘Seve-like’ success

This year Sergio Garcia had the biggest win of his already impressive career, finally securing his first Major with a green jacket at Augusta National in April. He is set to return to Australia for the first time since 2010 to attempt to win the Australian PGA Championship and become only the second Spaniard to […]

Film review: Tommy’s Honour

Film review: Tommy’s Honour

Just in time for Father’s Day in Australia comes a powerful “Father and Son” film which will tick many boxes for golfers (and even their non-golfing partners). Quality films featuring golf are few and far between. Apart from the classic zany films like Caddyshack, Happy Gilmore, Tin Cup and others of that genre, there haven’t […]

Koepka wins majors title race

Koepka wins majors title race

OPEN Championship winner Jordan Spieth and US Open winner Brooks Koepka were the only two major winners to make the cut in all four majors – the US Masters, US Open, Open Championship and US PGA Championship. Masters champion Sergio Garcia was in the mix going into the final major, but he missed the cut […]

2017 FedEx Cup Playoffs preview

2017 FedEx Cup Playoffs preview

When Rory McIlroy won the 2016 FedExCup, he not only beat a great field. He overcame some big-time odds. A year ago, McIlroy began the playoffs in 36th place. When he won the TOUR Championship and snatched the FedExCup away from the favorites, he became only the second player in the event’s 10-year history to […]

Future is bright for Jamie Arnold

Future is bright for Jamie Arnold

This week, Sydney’s Jamie Arnold will tee it up in the Web.com Tour’s Air Capital Classic. He will not be thinking about the U.S. Open, being held simultaneously approximately 1,235 kilometers away. Jamie Arnold is a proud Web.com Tour member, and after everything he’s dealt with over the last three years, he’s not about to […]

2017 US Open Preview: Heading for the Hills

2017 US Open Preview: Heading for the Hills

IN the lead-up to last year’s US Open at Oakmont Country Club, Jordan Spieth said Oakmont was “the hardest test in all of golf”. Well, we all know what happened. The big-hitting Dustin Johnson conquered the mighty Oakmont and will undoubtedly be the overwhelming favourite going into this year’s championship at Erin Hills Golf Course […]

2017 U.S. Open Preview: Day to lead the Aussie Charge

2017 U.S. Open Preview: Day to lead the Aussie Charge

  When the 117th U.S. Open gets underway June 15 at Erin Hills, a group of Australians will be in the field, including a player who has come close to winning on numerous occasions but has yet to break through. Jason Day, the No. 2-ranked player in the world, has four top-five finishes at the […]

Behind the scenes at PING Headquarters, Arizona

Behind the scenes at PING Headquarters, Arizona

What do you do when the putts just don’t drop? Get a lesson? Change putters? Well, for Karsten  Solheim, neither option was sufficient. Instead, he simply invented his own putter and, without knowing it, launched an international golf powerhouse in the process. It all started back in 1959 in Redwood City, California. Solheim – an […]

Greg Norman honoured at The Memorial

Greg Norman honoured at The Memorial

In 1990 and 1995, Greg Norman won the Memorial Tournament. Twenty-two years since his last victory, the Memorial Tournament spotlight was back on Norman once again. Jack Nicklaus honored his friend this week, a day before the Memorial Tournament begins. Nicklaus, who built Muirfield Village Golf Club and created the Memorial Tournament, has  honored contributors […]

The house (and tournament) that Jack built

The house (and tournament) that Jack built

There are a lot of reasons the Memorial Tournament is such a significant event on the PGA TOUR calendar. Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, is the only course that has hosted The Presidents Cup (2013), the Ryder Cup (1987) and the LPGA’s Solheim Cup (1998). It’s also been the home of the Memorial […]

Day primed to defend Players Championship

Day primed to defend Players Championship

For as much as Jason Day had been winning, capturing the 2016 Players Championship, Day’s seventh title in his last 17 tournaments, was no ordinary victory. Combined with his two Dell Match Play victories—both World Golf Championships titles—and his seminal win at the 2015 PGA Championship, giving him the major championship he had long desired, […]

Aussie history at The Players Championship

Aussie history at The Players Championship

By 1980, The Players Championship was no longer a newcomer to the golf scene. Started in 1974 by then PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman at Atlanta Country Club in Georgia, The Players Championship rotated to various courses throughout the U.S., before finally moving permanently to the enclave of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., in 1977, a […]

New world handicapping system proposed

New world handicapping system proposed

  The R&A and the USGA are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the game. More than 15 million golfers in over 80 countries presently have a handicap, a numerical index long used as a measure of a golfer’s potential skill level. Handicaps are currently delivered through six […]

2017 US Masters preview, picks and TV Times

2017 US Masters preview, picks and TV Times

WATCH out Jordan, Jason, Rory and Adam – Dustin Johnson is on the prowl and he’s looking for a green blazer. Yes folks, it’s time for the US Masters. It’s when the dogwoods and azaleas are in stunning bloom and the best players on the planet line up for a tilt at winning the green […]

Who is Australia’s most successful match-play competitor?

Who is Australia’s most successful match-play competitor?

Geoff Ogilvy has a record of 20 wins and five losses in 25 PGA Tour match-play matches. He has won his matches at an 80-percent clip. The Melbourne native won his first PGA Tour match-play tournament in his initial try, taking the 2006 Accenture Match Play Championship with six consecutive match victories on his way […]

World number ones number 20

World number ones number 20

JASON DAY’S reign as golf’s World Number 1 came to a close this morning, with Dustin Johnson taking the top spot courtesy of his win at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles. With the win, Johnson becomes the 20th player to achieve the Number 1 status. It’s been just over 30 years since the creation of […]

Team Japan rising to favourites at ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf

Team Japan rising to favourites at ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf

When thinking about the field for this year’s World Cup, the team of Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Ishikawa is quickly rising to one of the favourites when the event heads to Kingston Heath Golf Club in November. Matsuyama and Ishikawa, both 25 years or younger, are both widely popular in their home country of Japan. […]

Chip in for Golf Month

Chip in for Golf Month

This month, golf clubs and facilities around Australia will be conducting a wide variety of activities and offers to inspire people to play golf. An initiative backed by the golf industry and promoted by a national marketing campaign, Golf Month 2016 enables clubs and facilities around the country to encourage new, returning and existing players […]

Mob mentality pays off at Anglesea

Mob mentality pays off at Anglesea

Borrowing from the old proverb “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”, Victoria’s Anglesea Golf Club has turned what was once a potential health and safety hazard into a bustling wildlife tour business. The Bellarine Peninsula-based golf club has long been famous for its generous population of kangaroos roaming the fairways. As a result, tourists […]

2016 Majors: Day first, daylight second

2016 Majors: Day first, daylight second

JASON Day didn’t win a major in 2016, but his combined form in the four majors – the U.S. Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and U.S. PGA Championship – resulted in him finishing atop the leaderboard. After 16 major rounds, the 28-year-old’s 1123 total – nine-under par – saw him finish 12 shots ahead of […]

Tee it up for the 21st Ladbrokes World Masters

Tee it up for the 21st Ladbrokes World Masters

For more than 20 years the Ladbrokes World Masters has put smiles on thousands of golfers’ faces. It’s more than just a golf tournament, it’s a week-long party for over 35’s who all share a passion for golf and fun. In fact, more than 13,000 golfers from all over the world have played. Check out […]

PGA Championship Preview: Baltusrol packs a mighty punch

PGA Championship Preview: Baltusrol packs a mighty punch

WHEN golf fans think of Baltusrol Golf Club, host of the US PGA Championship from July 28-31, they tend to associate it with the U.S. Open. That’s because Baltusrol has hosted seven U.S. Opens and just one PGA Championship in 2005. So what can players and fans expect? Will a U.S. Open-style course – which […]

Open Championship wrap: Stenson The Ballstriking Viking

Open Championship wrap: Stenson The Ballstriking Viking

As much as we like watching a new rising star like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy or Jordan Spieth walk into golf’s largest arena and thoroughly beat the best players in the world, and whilst we get transfixed on the re-writing of the scoring records and ushering in a new era, there is nothing quite as […]

ICYMI: What odds a major breakthrough

ICYMI: What odds a major breakthrough

  WELL, you can take US Masters champion Danny Willett off the list, but who will be the next player to join the elite “major winners’ club”? Ten years ago, a betting person would have backed Sergio Garcia, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson, Brandt Snedeker and even natty dresser Ian Poulter to win at […]

Avondale: new members reflect on why they joined

Avondale: new members reflect on why they joined

WHEN Sydney’s Avondale Golf Club was named Inside Golf’s Club of the Month in July last year it willingly revealed many of the winning factors behind its continuing status as one of Australia’s best private clubs. In a series of candid insights into how it had continued to attract new and varied additions to its […]

Brassies and mashies and niblicks, oh my! Getting hooked on hickory golf

Brassies and mashies and niblicks, oh my! Getting hooked on hickory golf

As a hopeless golf tragic, I’ve always been passionately intrigued about golf’s colourful history. From the wondrous and mysterious origins of the game through to the romantic times of plus-fours and the featherie ball, I’m inextricably drawn to the “throwback” aspects of this great game. So when I was invited to play in a Hickory […]

An Open discussion with Peter Thomson

An Open discussion with Peter Thomson

The Open Championship being played at St Andrews is about as nostalgic as we can get as golfers … immediately it conjures up history, familiarity and anticipation. To win The Open at St Andrews is a feather in the golfing cap of a selected handful of golfing immortals including; J.H Taylor, James Braid, Bobby Jones, […]

Open picks: Who will lift the Claret Jug?

Open picks: Who will lift the Claret Jug?

TIGER Woods has been in and out of love a lot in recent years, but his love and respect for the Old Course at St Andrews, host of this month’s Open Championship, has never waned. Why would it? Tiger has won the Claret Jug at St Andrews twice – in 2000 and 2005. “I love […]

Club of the month: Rossdale Golf Club

Club of the month: Rossdale Golf Club

Widely regarded as “Melbourne’s Friendliest Golf Club”, Rossdale Golf Club is located in the south-eastern suburb of Aspendale.  The course sits firmly within the hearts of its members, who adore its open and friendly atmosphere. The bayside course weaves through corridors of pines, eucalyptus and coastal banksias that make finding the fairway more difficult than […]

Rickie ready to reign on tour

Rickie ready to reign on tour

The major season is upon us once again and one of the golfing world’s favourite young talents Rickie Fowler prepares to take on the biggest stages once again. The 2010 US PGA Tour Rookie of the Year claimed top 5s in all four majors in 2014 proving he possesses a game that travels well. However […]

US MASTERS PREVIEW: Rory set to ‘slam’; Aussies aim to ascend

US MASTERS PREVIEW: Rory set to ‘slam’; Aussies aim to ascend

This month’s US Masters could represent a total changing of the guard more than anything else as Rory McIlroy continues his unfettered emergence as the undisputed superpower of world golf. The world No. 1 has an amazing opportunity to achieve the career slam at the ripe old age of 25 having already collected a US […]

Club of the month: Castle Hill Country Club

Club of the month: Castle Hill Country Club

  Castle Hill Country Club in Sydney’s population-booming north-west region in recent years has been surfing a surge of success which has provided it with a winning profile that few golf clubs in Australia currently could boast. However once you meet Castle Hill’s General Manager Melissa Ellis—enjoying her third year at the club despite coming […]

Tour Talk: A typical day’s practice

Tour Talk: A typical day’s practice

As I write this I am busy preparing for what will be an extremely busy six-week period. I start in Melbourne where I have two events, the Victorian Open and Victorian PGA Championship. Over the past few years I have played well in the Open, finishing 6th in 2014 and having won the Victorian PGA […]

Designing ‘cool stuff that works’

Designing ‘cool stuff that works’

What excites you most about Cobra’s current gear? There’s a bunch of things really. The Fly-Z+ is our flagship driver, and we have something called a Flip-Zone weight where we can move the weight from front to back. The big debate in the industry is….TaylorMade says put the weight in the front, PING says put […]

Rewind: Aussie young gun Cameron Smith

Rewind: Aussie young gun Cameron Smith

  (From our February 2015 cover story) YOU get the impression the name Cameron Smith will one day be synonymous with golfing success. The 21-year-old professional is a rapidly rising star in the professional ranks with lofty ambitions and a determination to match. One of his strengths is mental toughness and it seems nothing will […]

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