DESPITE going winless in the majors, it’s been a super year for Australian golfers around the world. For the record, more than 20 Aussies entered the winner’s circle including six on the toughest tour of all – the US PGA Tour. Adam Scott, Jason Day, John Senden, Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones and Geoff Ogilvy flew […]
Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links is leading the way as a pioneer of the sport of FootGolf in Victoria. The fledgling sport, which combines soccer and golf, could be introduced as a regular weekly fixture at the club and is being considered as the basis for a separate membership category. “You get a soccer ball, you […]
OH boy, if the standard of golf played at the 96th US PGA Championship is an indication of what’s to come in the years ahead then the game is going to be exciting and fun to watch. Forget education’s three Rs, in golf circles right now it’s about the two Rs – Rory and Rickie. […]
JOHN Senden, one of the best less-heralded golfers in the world, believes he has what it takes to win a major championship despite being on the wrong side of 40. Many commentators and aficionados opine that professional golf is a younger person’s game. Still, Senden, who is 43, says age is just a number. Perhaps […]
OFTENTIMES logic goes out the window when trying to pick a winner of the year’s final major – the US PGA Championship. Still, if you listen to logic then Germany’s Martin Kaymer and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy are the players of choice. In June, Kaymer captured the US Open and a month earlier won the […]
BY winning the recent Senior PGA Championship, Scot Colin Montgomerie has finally put to bed the “one of the best players never to win a major” tag. Okay, it’s not a major on the regular tour but that’s not stopping the 51-year-old claiming it as a major breakthrough. “I’m a major champion and will treat […]
There is a long list of players destined never to win the Open Championship. A number of Australians are among the players denied by human error or a cruel twist of fate, writes DAVID NEWBERY IN 2012, Adam Scott lost the Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes. In the first round, Adam fired […]
We chat with Major Champions Peter Thomson and Gary Player about their memories of Royal Liverpool, and see what’s in store for the Aussies in the field at Hoylake this month. The 2014 Open Championship returns to Hoylake – Royal Liverpool Golf Club – a club steeped in history. The club hosted the inaugural Men’s […]
Slow play has become a major issue in the golfing industry, and it represents a significant threat to the long-term health of the game. With five-hour rounds becoming the norm, golfers are abandoning the game in droves, and new players are hesitant to start out. This month, we present a complete “Inside and Out” strategy […]
SATURDAY is moving day for professional golfers at tournaments around the world. Well, it is for those who make the cut. The 114th US Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina from June 12-15 is no different. Those who do play on the weekend will want to be there or thereabouts going into the […]
Apply a simple word association to the following phrase: ‘US Open’ and what is it that immediately springs to mind? Any shortlist of responses will no doubt include the word ‘rough’, perhaps ‘thick’ rough. Images of corridor-width fairways, callisthenic manoeuvres from the world’s best to advance a ball from rough no further than they could […]
2014 started with a nice change to the last 12 months, after having a break from the game not touching a club and merely just relaxing with family and friends. It’s always difficult working my way back into practicing, which I mostly do at the beautiful Southport Golf Club, on the Gold Coast. Most of […]
Golf has gone off the fairways and onto the streets of Adelaide in one of Golf SA’s biggest-ever drives to promote the sport. Golf SA held its first-ever Playgolf WEEK in November with ‘Urban Golf’ featuring as a major highlight. Adelaide’s CBD was given a facelift with a seven-hole golf course breathing new life into […]
The World Cup of Golf’s staging over the famed Composite Course at Royal Melbourne Golf Club will be a colourful affair, they always are. Sixty players representing thirty different and culturally diverse nations will congregate from all corners of the globe for the 58th edition of the Cup, where the ‘defenders’ will be the United […]
As fans of the game we often look to the headlines and leaderboards during the big tournaments to see what will happen next in golf. Who will win this Sunday? Will Tiger get closer to Jack Nicklaus’ 18 majors? Will Jason Day capture his first major championship? How many more majors will Phil Mickelson win […]
Who is Australia’s greatest ever golfer – male or female? Those who measure greatness by the number of major wins will say Karrie “Spider” Webb (7 wins) is Australia’s greatest golfer followed by the legendary Peter “Thommo” Thomson (5) and Greg “The Shark” Norman. There are many firmly in the Webb camp. They believe the honour should be judged on major victories alone.
However, there are strong arguments in favour of the Thomson and iconic and charismatic Norman.
AUSTRALIANS Adam Scott and Jason Day are top of the pops following the completion of this year’s fourth major.
After 16 major rounds, the Queenslanders finished on a total of 1134 – two-over par – for the joint honour of lowest score in the majors.
With a potential return to the PGA TOUR in the cards, as well as a world-class golf course development in the making, Mat Goggin’s future is looking bright.
The Open Championship is very close and after many months of preparation, my first Major Championship has arrived. Therefore, I thought I would provide an overview of my preparation as we countdown to the D-Day. Hopefully this gives the average golfer an idea as to the life of a golf professional living the dream and […]
Victorian pro Matt Griffin’s time on the OneAsia tour has taught him that playing – let alone winning – in Korea can be a harrowing task. Simply having enough golf balls to hit on the practice range is considered a luxury at Korean events where locals perennially dominate leaderboards.
Finding Merion’s fairways at this month’s US Open will be akin to threading the eye of a needle.
I witnessed US Open preparations first-hand a year ago when I made the two-hour trip south from New York City to Ardmore, Pennsylvania to play the club’s famous East Course
Buoyed by a new caddie, a new self-belief and inspiration by Adam Scott’s recent victory at The Masters, Perth’s Brett Rumford has recently rediscovered his form, and is now setting his sights on cracking the world top-50. Following his dramatic back-to-back wins in Asia, Inside Golf was one of Australia’s first golf publications to chat with our newest golfing hero.
GOLF AUSTRALIA has announced that the handicap anchor will rise from four strokes to five strokes this month. In a letter to clubs last month, Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins outlined the reason for the change, noting the ‘seasonality’ of handicaps . “Under our current handicap system, handicaps in Australia are notably seasonal. On average, […]
In terms of scenic beauty, the Mid-North Coast and the Northern Rivers of New South Wales are unsurpassed. And when it comes to golf, this stretch of NSW manages to combine the attraction of a resort golf destination with the charm of friendly local clubs.
Driving down the main street of the tiny Victorian town of Marysville is a slightly surreal experience these days, not for what you see (for the view is truly beautiful), but rather for what you DON’T see. For a town that lost nearly all of its buildings to the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, one would expect to see charred trees, blackened bushes or frames of burned-down buildings. But you’d be hard-pressed to see any of that now.
With 196 years of history, and friendly locals, Toowoomba is a destination golf fanatics and non-golfers alike should explore, writes DAVID NEWBERY
A world away from the hustle and bustle of Australia, a visit to Norfolk Island is like stepping back in time. A journey to the quintessential ‘Small Town Australia’ and the simple, honest and organic way of life. Plus, there is some fantastic island golf!
GREG Norman started it when he said Australia’s strike-rate in the majors was “unacceptable” and now Geoff Ogilvy is singing from the same hymn sheet. Ogilvy, the last Australian to win a major at the 2006 US Open, believes it’s time for Australia’s world-class players to step up in the majors. With the year’s final major upon us, let’s take a look at Australia’s record in the US PGA Championship.
KNOWN as the “monsters links”, Royal Lytham and St Annes, host of the 141st Open Championship from July 19-22, has provided plenty of drama down the years.
GOLF AUSTRALIA has released a list of the major components comprising the national golf handicapping system. In a letter to Club captains on June 1, Golf Australia Chairman John Hopkins summarised the work done to date on the new GA Handicap System, and outlined the components of what is yet to be implemented. No firm […]
The new Handicapping system for Australian golfers has a variety of changes and aspects from previous systems. Here is the breakdown of the major components. (Note: as per the recent letter from Golf Australia, not all of the components have been implemented. These have been labelled with TBI. Full implementation is expected in the latter part of […]
Corporate Golf events are still one of the best ways to reward loyal clients, engage with potential clients, or simply have a fun day out with employees and colleagues. As golf is one of Australia’s highest participant sports, it’s a good bet that the majority of your business contacts will include some golf lovers. And […]
Clubfitting has come a long way over the last few years, with launch monitors, video technology and clubfitting experts guiding you along the way. But recently, TaylorMade launched a new technology that may represent the future of consumer clubfitting.
If anyone needed evidence Tiger Woods was again on the prowl, the recent Australian Open was exhibit ‘A’. He led early, faltered somewhat on Saturday, before staging a final round charge, but it was the old swagger and the sublime ball striking which stood him apart from the rest. He made a few unforced errors […]
While the Australian Golf Handicapping system has undergone many changes recently, the announced delay of introducing the Slope system until 2013 has caused much distress among our readers, especially those who believe that Slope will be the “unifying” cure-all factor to fix the remaining issues surrounding handicaps. Many of the letters we receive each week […]
Golf’s governing bodies have relaxed rules regarding wind, hole-in-one prizes, contracts, late starts and more. The United States Golf Association (USGA) and the R&A have announced the publication of the new Rules of Golf for 2012-15. Changes in the Rules – which for the first time have been designed, published and presented jointly by golf’s […]
Don’t buy a golf GPS unit or laser rangefinder until you read this review. Inside Golf explains how golf GPS units and laser rangefinders work, explore their pros and cons on the golf course, and review the best golf GPS units and golf laser rangefinders on the market.
Young guns Rory McIlroy and Jason Day might be the hottest golfers on the planet right now, but that won’t stop John Senden believing he can win this year’s US PGA Championship. The former Australian Open champion will tee it up in golf’s final major at the Atlanta Athletic Club secure in the knowledge he has done everything he can to give himself the best possible chance.
Jason Day officially announced himself to the golfing world with a joint runner-up finish at the US Masters, before confirming his status amongst the games’ elite with another second place finish at the US Open. In a teleconference held with a select group of journalists during early July, Day opened up about a whole range […]
Say what you will about the other Majors, but for the true golf purist there’s nothing that compares to The Open Championship. For over 150 years, this historic event has seen the world’s best players battle on the toughest courses for one of the most prized trophies in the game, the illustrious Claret Jug. This […]