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We tried it: Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Ball

We tried it: Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Ball

Boasting Callaway’s softest core with low compression and a Tour Urethane cover, the new Chrome Soft Golf Ball by Callaway has been making plenty of headlines recently, with players of all levels flocking to give these little gems a bash. Last month, Inside Golf’s review team took the Chrome Soft Golf Balls onto the course […]

Gear News: PnP Rake Wedges, SeeMore Putters

Gear News: PnP Rake Wedges, SeeMore Putters

PnP Rake Wedges turn heads in the US By and large, the shape and design of the modern sand and lob wedges haven’t changed much over the years. Sure, there have been monumental leaps in materials, groove engineering and manufacturing processes, but the standard head and sole shapes have largely remained untouched in recent decades. […]

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 […]

Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls

Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls

Callaway’s new Chrome Soft Golf Ball has the softest core with low compression and a Tour Urethane cover, meaning you no longer have to choose between feel and distance. The ball’s SoftFast Core is designed to reduce spin and retain energy off the driver to maximize ball speed and distance. With a low 65 compression, […]

We Tried it: TaylorMade RSi Irons

We Tried it: TaylorMade RSi Irons

While PGA Tour players may appear to have little trouble hitting their iron shots consistently in the sweet spot, the fact is that they mis-hit their shots more often than you think. “We mis-hit shots all the time,” explains Australia’s Jason Day. “We’ve just honed our skills to make our mis-hits a little straighter.” Sergio […]

Jumbo Max Fat Golf Grips

Jumbo Max Fat Golf Grips

  Ideal for every club in your bag, Jumbo Max fat golf grips give you a more relaxed grip pressure, which leads to more accurate ball striking. Testing by Golf Test USA has found that Jumbo Max fat golf grips outperform standard golf grips in every category: driver distance (carry increased 6.2%), accuracy (wedge accuracy […]

Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT

Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT

Instantly acquire flags up to 450 yards away with the extreme speed and incredible range of the Tour Z6.  Vivid Display Technology™ ensures accurate target acquisition by shutting out background hazards and isolating your target, and dramatically improves the display for rapid, positive target identification in all lighting conditions. JOLT Technology eliminates all doubt by […]

We tried it: GolfZon

We tried it: GolfZon

Virtual golf is not a new concept in Australia, with facilities rapidly popping up all over the country.  Being able to fine-tune your swing at any time of day or night, in any weather conditions is an attractive proposition for those who are time-poor. In Sydney, a new player has entered the market, and in […]

Mizuno JPX850 Forged Iron

Mizuno JPX850 Forged Iron

Introducing BORON Forged. After 6 years of development – the introduction of Boron to Mizuno’s Grain Flow Forging process enables the JPX850 to overcome the distance limitations of traditional forged irons. Mizuno’s new material is 30% stronger than its traditional 1025E steel billets – allowing for a thinner face and extreme ball speeds.   The result […]

Callaway CHEV LITE Shoes

Callaway CHEV LITE Shoes

The new Spikeless Callaway CHEV LITE Series revolutionizes the fit, feel and shape of Callaway Footwear. The grippy minimalist outsole provides solid traction in wet or soft conditions, while the Poron Cushioning insoles (accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association) provide even pressure distribution across the foot and have been. The CHEV LITE also has […]

Is the swing plane the ‘Holy Grail’ of golf?

Is the swing plane the ‘Holy Grail’ of golf?

For many golfers, the swing can feel like the most complicated and complex process in all of sport. Why does it seem so confusing? One of the reasons is due to the fact that there are thousands of articles, videos, blogs and websites proclaiming that they’ll deliver you to the golfing Promised Land. While they […]

We tried it: Surfing the turf with the Golf Skate Caddy

We tried it: Surfing the turf with the Golf Skate Caddy

As golf clubs and courses around the world scramble to lure younger golfers to the fairways, many new products are hitting the market which aim to target this demographic while also revolutionising the game. One of the products taking the golf industry by storm is the ultra-cool Golf Skate Caddy, a purpose-built, single-person golf transport […]

Sureshotgps Launch Monitor

Sureshotgps Launch Monitor

Know your exact swing speed, shot distance, ball speed and smash factor with the new portable Sureshotgps Launch Monitor, and put the fun back into the driving range. The Sureshotgps Launch Monitor provides golfers with instant information and feedback. Make small adjustments to grip pressure, stance or even tee height and watch the difference it could […]

Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedges

Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedges

Expertly crafted by legendary club designer Roger Cleveland and inspired by the major-winning performance of the Mack Daddy 2 Wedges, Callaway’s new Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind Wedges feature a Tour-validated shape to deliver more precision, greater spin and pinpoint control. These premium forged wedges are made from 1020 Carbon steel for an ultra soft […]

What TrackMan has taught us about driving the ball

What TrackMan has taught us about driving the ball

I see many golfers on the driving range who try and set up to the ball with driver in a ‘square’ position much the same as they would do when playing an iron off the ground. In recent years however, we Professionals who teach with TrackMan have developed a greater understanding of the differences between […]

We chat with Roger Cleveland

We chat with Roger Cleveland

He loves Australian golf, just helped to launch the new Big Bertha, and has been a staple of the golf industry for over 25 years. Roger Cleveland recently sat down with Inside Golf to discuss his club designs with industry super-power Callaway. The Big Bertha is back. What prompted that? Well, we have two new […]

We Tried It: Shotstohole

We Tried It: Shotstohole

Last month, we introduced you to ShotsToHole.com, a web-based data collection tool that allows golfers and coaches to measure and analyse over 70 golf stats, set and track goals, monitor progress and more. ShotsToHole.com has been adopted by many Tour players, including PGA TOUR pro Patrick Reed—who, having worked on specific skill sets to improve […]

We Tried It: PNP RAKE Wedges

We Tried It: PNP RAKE Wedges

We all know the importance of a solid short game in golf, as it is generally responsible for more than half of all the shots you record in a round. So gaining confidence around the greens is paramount to helping shave shots off your scorecard. For many golfers, sand shots and chips/pitches are among the […]

Cobra BiO Cell Driver signed by Rickie Fowler

Cobra BiO Cell Driver signed by Rickie Fowler

  The Cobra BiO Cell Driver is becoming one of the most talked about products on the course these days. Like their vibrant and exciting staff TOUR player, Rickie Fowler, the BiO Cell Driver features technology that provides extreme distance off the tee,  a huge sweet spot for more forgiveness on off-centre hits, customisable loft […]

Golf studios on the leading edge in Australia

Golf studios on the leading edge in Australia

For years Inside Golf has been espousing the benefits of clubfitting and golf instruction technology to help golfers of all levels play better golf.  With the aid of launch monitors, video cameras, advanced computer programs and motion capture technology, you can now see—in minute detail—exactly what is happening during every microsecond of your swing. From […]

We Tried It: The PuttLess

We Tried It: The PuttLess

We love new inventions and gadgets at Inside Golf. Especially when they are Australian made. So we were thrilled to hear about the Aussie-designed PuttLess, a unique golf tool that acts as a putting improver, ball-marker and repair tool all in one. The principle is simple: when you’re on the green, simply place the PuttLess […]

We Tried It: Vision ProSoft 808

We Tried It: Vision ProSoft 808

Chances are, you’ve heard of (and have seen) the popular Vision+ golf balls. Conceived and designed by Aussies Bill and Wayne Bosley, the Vision+ balls have become famous for their big, ultra-bright visibility and the equally big numbers on the side. Great for players of all levels, the Vision brand has quickly grown in popularity […]

Axign Biomechanical Golf Orthotics

Axign Biomechanical Golf Orthotics

Axign Biomechanical Golf Orthotics gives golfers a solid foundation for the entire body through stabilising the foot and ankle, which follows through to the knees, hips and back. The orthotics fit into most leading golf shoes, and consistently fix biomechanical defects such as pronation and supination, and allows your body to achieve balance. During mid-stance, […]

Sureshotgps SS9500x

Sureshotgps SS9500x

  Know the distance and leave nothing to chance with the new Sureshotgps SS9500x. Use the colourful 3” transflective screen to view detailed preloaded aerial images so you can play with confidence by following your position on the course and see the challenges that lie ahead. The SS9500x allows you to play in any weather […]

Gary Lisbon’s Golf Panoramas

Gary Lisbon’s Golf Panoramas

Gary Lisbon’s Golf Panoramas are the perfect gift or collector’s piece for any golf enthusiast.  Choose your favourite course from hundreds of stunning photographs featuring the world’s most famous golf courses beautifully presented in the panoramic format.  Golf Panoramas can be shipped anywhere in the world framed or unframed, and can be personalised with hole […]

Callaway 2013 Spring Summer Apparel

Callaway 2013 Spring Summer Apparel

This season’s Callaway line found inspiration in the natural beauty, advanced technology and industrial innovation of Scandinavia. The assortment combines the sophisticated style and superior performance that makes Callaway a leader in golf authenticity. Embracing simplicity and functionality, expect sharper lines, bolder colours and utilitarian design influences. Callaway apparel captures the brand’s commitment to unmatched […]

TaylorMade SLDR

TaylorMade SLDR

The new SLDR is TaylorMade’s best performing driver in their history, combining low and forward Centre of Gravity and easy adjustability for increased distance. Similar to the impact the “Speed Pocket” had on the performance of the RocketBallz fairway and Rescue clubs, TaylorMade engineers believe SLDR’s low and forward CG placement will redefine driver distance. […]

Golf Book: Bump & Run

Golf Book: Bump & Run

There is anticipation in the air for the ‘Bump & Run’ golf book, by Australian author Andrew Crockett. Andrew has spent the last two years interviewing the elders of Australian golf, including Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle, David Graham, Bill Dunk, Frank Phillips, Bruce Crampton, Jan Stephenson and over a dozen others. With recent confirmation that […]

ECar on the move

ECar on the move

A JOINT venture between German and Chinese interests is driving ECar at a number of top quality golf resorts, golf courses and commercial facilities across Southeast Asia. ECar by lvtong is one of Southeast Asia’s largest manufacturers of premium quality electric golf carts, people movers and utility vehicles. Now ECar is making in-roads in Australia, […]

Designing golf balls from the inside out

Designing golf balls from the inside out

What goes into the design of today’s high-tech golf balls? In this Q&A with Dave Bartels, Senior Director, Callaway Golf Ball R&D, we discover the “ins” and “outs” of creating high-performance balls for a variety of players.   How did you find your way into golf ball engineering? I was working as an engineer at […]

Home on the Range: Kingston Links Driving Range & Improvement Centre

Home on the Range: Kingston Links Driving Range & Improvement Centre

A brand-new practice facility in Melbourne ‘s east is ticking all the boxes for golfers looking to improve their game. Opened in May, the new Kingston Links Driving Range & Improvement Centre in Rowville marks an important step in the rejuvenation of the Kingston Links facility. Dubbed “The People’s Course” for its friendly staff and […]

Limited Edition Masters Flag Collage

Limited Edition Masters Flag Collage

Celebrate Adam Scott’s historic Masters victory at Augusta!   This limited edition (ten pieces) official 2013 Masters Flag collage is matted and framed as shown, with three images, and an informative plaque, to an approximate overall size of  76x86x5 cm.  Each piece is custom made and displayed on fabric. For information on purchasing one of […]

We Tried It: Versa Putter, adizero golf shoe, Golfknickers.com, Cleveland 588 RTX Wedge

We Tried It: Versa Putter, adizero golf shoe, Golfknickers.com, Cleveland 588 RTX Wedge

Inside Golf was the only Australian golf publication at this year’s PGA Merchandise show in Orlando, Florida. Over the coming months, we’ll show some of the coolest products we saw. Here are some of the early standouts.   Alignment for putting is critical – being just one degree offline can mean the difference between a […]

TaylorMade R1 Driver

TaylorMade R1 Driver

  The new R1™ continues TaylorMade’s mastery of adjustable drivers by offering the greatest range of adjustability of any driver in the brand’s history. R1 gives the golfer 12 loft-sleeve settings and 7 face-angle positions, as well as two movable shot-shape weights. R1 also allows loft and face angle to be adjusted independently of each […]

Inside Golf readers take the R11S Driver Challenge

Inside Golf readers take the R11S Driver Challenge

Inside Golf recently invited some Melbourne golfers to take part in the TaylorMade R11s Driver Challenge.  Held at the impressive TaylorMade Performance Lab at the Melbourne Golf Academy, the golfers were put through a complete fitting and testing experience to determine their ideal driver specs, and see how their current drivers matched up to the […]