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2020 Greg Norman Medal winners named

2020 Greg Norman Medal winners named

As a 17-year-old from Brisbane, Cameron Smith couldn’t imagine winning a more important tournament than the 2010 Greg Norman Junior Masters. Ten years on and Smith has completed another career ambition by claiming the 2020 Greg Norman Medal. In a year of professional golf wildly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Smith was able to record […]

Aussie on Tour – March 15, 2021

Aussie on Tour – March 15, 2021

Local resident Cameron Smith finished in front but it was debutant Cameron Percy who had the Aussie highlight to remember in the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. American Justin Thomas added to his flourishing resume with a one-stroke victory over Lee Westwood with Smith’s regular visits to TPC Sawgrass […]

Summer golf rounds leap by 12 percent

Summer golf rounds leap by 12 percent

Australian golf is riding a new wave of popularity with huge participation rises recorded over the summer. Figures released by Golf Australia show that handicap rounds of golf played leapt by 12 percent in the 2020-21 summer months compared to the previous summer’s figures. The figures are tracked by GA using data from its national […]

60 years for Nelson Bay

60 years for Nelson Bay

PERHAPS the only thing missing from Nelson Bay Golf Club’s storied history is recognition outside of one of the most popular holiday spots in our country, Port Stephens. Just about everything else has been squeezed into its 60 years. There’s been fires, floods, name changes, birthdays, anniversaries…you name it, and it has probably happened in […]

Australians on Tour – March 1, 2021

Australians on Tour – March 1, 2021

Sarah Kemp has recorded her best LPGA Tour finish on American soil and Cameron Percy has logged his second top-10 of the PGA TOUR season in a weekend of strong performances by Aussies on tour around the world. Starting with Greg Chalmers’ hole-in-one in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Open – his second […]

Aussies on Tour – 22 Feb, 2021

Aussies on Tour – 22 Feb, 2021

His best ball-striking display in four years has Queenslander Cameron Smith excited about the build-up to The Masters after recording a top-five finish at the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club. Runner-up at Augusta National in November, Smith was making his first appearance since the Farmers Insurance Open three weeks ago and two weeks spent […]

R&A, USGA to modernise Amateur Status Rules

R&A, USGA to modernise Amateur Status Rules

The R&A and the USGA have announced proposals for significant changes to the Rules of Amateur Status that govern the game worldwide. These proposals result from a modernisation initiative that has identified a clear need to bring the Rules up to date to reflect today’s global amateur game and ensure that the Rules are easier […]

New Odyssey Ten Putters

New Odyssey Ten Putters

When Callaway/Odyssey introduced the Odyssey Ten shape a few years ago, it immediately became a popular choice on Tour and with golfers who wanted to putt with more confidence. This proven head design puts an emphasis on alignment and high MOI, and the team’s engineers improved on those two key performance features dramatically. The new […]

Aussies on Tour – 15 Feb 2021

Aussies on Tour – 15 Feb 2021

Queenslander Jason Day has unveiled a new career goal after continuing his love affair with the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Starting the final round within three shots of the lead, Day made a bright start, narrowly missing out on an eagle at the par-5 second and then adding […]

Aussies on Tour – February 8, 2021

Aussies on Tour – February 8, 2021

A stirring finish close to home has carried Arizona State University alum Matt Jones to the best finish of any Aussies on tour at the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale. Crowds were down as was the Australian presence with Jones and Jason Day the only Aussies to tee it up in the […]

Min Woo, Minjee Lee reflect on sibling relationship and ongoing golf journey

Min Woo, Minjee Lee reflect on sibling relationship and ongoing golf journey

Australia has long produced a steady pipeline of players who have found a home on the PGA TOUR. This week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, one of the new breed, Min Woo Lee, makes his TOUR debut. Lee is the younger brother of LPGA star Minjee Lee. (That makes two very talented brother-sister combinations […]

Callaway Launches Supersoft & Supersoft Max Golf Balls

Callaway Launches Supersoft & Supersoft Max Golf Balls

Supersoft has been one of the most popular balls for years, with golfers who like it so much that they won’t play anything else. Now Callaway have combined incredible cover, core and flight technologies to make it even better. Supersoft Exceptional Distance, Spin, Feel & Control A new Hybrid Cover features an innovative PARALOID™ Impact […]

Cobra Golf Launches Limited Edition Rickie Fowler Proto Irons

Cobra Golf Launches Limited Edition Rickie Fowler Proto Irons

COBRA® Golf, a leader in golf club innovation, unveiled today its highly anticipated, limited-edition COBRA RF Proto Irons, a design collaboration with long time COBRA ambassador and five-time PGA TOUR winner, Rickie Fowler.  The RF Proto Irons are a replica of the head design that Fowler plays to provide golfers with an opportunity to experience what it feels like to play the same tour-calibre irons trusted weekly by one […]

Seven-week Aussie golf swing to forge ahead

Seven-week Aussie golf swing to forge ahead

The ISPA HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia will forge ahead with its seven-event schedule to start the new year despite the ongoing border uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the wake of last Sunday’s Blitz Golf event at Glenelg Golf Club in Adelaide, the Australasian Tour’s next tournament is the Gippsland Super 6 at […]

Inside Golf editor wins esteemed Golf Media Award

Inside Golf editor wins esteemed Golf Media Award

The Australian Golf Media Association (AGMA) last night announced the winners of the 2019-2020 Australian Golf Media Awards, an annual event honouring excellence in golf media. Inside Golf editor Richard Fellner was awarded the highly esteemed Best Photographic/Illustration Presentation award for his photograph of a burnt teemarker at Buchan Valley GC in East Gippsland, Victoria, following the state’s ravaging […]

Golf Australia, Apia announce partnership

Golf Australia, Apia announce partnership

Golf Australia (GA) has announced a new multi-year major partnership with insurance specialist, Apia. Apia will be recognised as an official partner of GA’s Get into Golf seniors’ program, and will support participants in staying active, connected to their community and learning the skills of the sport.  Apia will also be an exclusive partner of […]

Australians on Tour – Dec 7 2020

Australians on Tour – Dec 7 2020

Our Aussies in the field struggled at the penultimate PGA Tour stop for 2020, with only Marc Leishman and Cam Smith featuring in next week’s 24-man teams event in Florida. Newly-anointed Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year Steph Kyriacou returned home to Australia and missed the season-ending event in Spain, but our leading women […]

Gathering the RIGHT data for your course or club

Gathering the RIGHT data for your course or club

CRUISING up the Pacific Highway in New South Wales on a Sunday afternoon recently only made me certain that On-Pin should almost be mandatory at some golf clubs in this country. With the sun shining and perfect spring weather forecast, you would think golf courses would be packed with youngsters, beginners, veterans – you name […]

Minjee Lee captures Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic

Minjee Lee captures Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic

Australia’s Minjee Lee captured the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic with a clutch birdie putt from 20ft at the first extra hole to beat France’s Celine Boutier in a thrilling shoot-out under the Middle Eastern moonlight. Following in the footsteps of previous champions including Annika Sorenstam, Lexi Thompson and Shanshan Feng, Lee came into the week […]

Inside Golf announces NSW sales team member

Inside Golf announces NSW sales team member

Australia’s Most-Read Golf Publication, Inside Golf, is pleased to announce a new addition to the team. David Andrews has joined the Advertising Sales team in NSW. David will focus on media sales across the state, with a focus on the Greater Sydney region. David joins Inside Golf following a long career in Golf, Sales and Marketing, most […]

Vic Open cancelled for 2021

Vic Open cancelled for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting border closures along with international travel restrictions have forced the cancellation of the Vic Open scheduled for February, 2021. This follows last week’s regretful cancellation of the summer’s other premier golf events — the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open and the Women’s Australian Open. The three organisations involved — Golf […]

Australia’s major golf events cancelled

Australia’s major golf events cancelled

This summer’s premier Australian golf events – the Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open and Women’s Australian Open – have been cancelled. PGA of Australia chief executive Gavin Kirkman, ALPG chief executive Karen Lunn and Golf Australia chief executive James Sutherland confirmed all three events, which were to have been played in February, won’t proceed because of […]

Golf Fore A Cause Partners with Lifeline Australia

Golf Fore A Cause Partners with Lifeline Australia

Australian golf retailer Drummond Golf’s “Golf Fore a Cause” initiative has announced a partnership with Lifeline Australia, Australia’s largest suicide prevention service. Over the next three years, Golf Fore a Cause has pledged to donate $250,000 to Lifeline. The donation will provide much-needed support so Lifeline can continue to be there for the most vulnerable […]

Golf NSW appoints Regional Managers to boost participation programs

Golf NSW appoints Regional Managers to boost participation programs

Golf NSW, in conjunction with Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG), has appointed eight Regional Managers to deliver participation programs and club support services throughout NSW and the Australian Capital Territory. Stuart Fraser, CEO of Golf NSW, said the appointments are a first for the two closely-aligned organisations, and a significant commitment to not only golf […]

Note to Victorian clubs and readers of Inside Golf

Note to Victorian clubs and readers of Inside Golf

With the opening/lockdown (and delivery) restrictions currently imposed on Victorian facilities and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, Inside Golf has been unable to deliver our September and October issues to our subscriber courses and clubs throughout Victoria. Rest assured that all printed copies and bundles for both months are currently being held in our printing […]

Report: Golf rounds booming in Australia

Report: Golf rounds booming in Australia

Golf is experiencing a pandemic-inspired boom, a new report has confirmed. In its Australian Golf Rounds – Trends and Impacts of Covid-19 report, Golf Australia confirms that despite parts of Victorian golf being shuttered for extended periods of 2020, year-to-date rounds played nationally are down only 1 per cent by the end of August. If […]

Australian PGA Championship postponed until February 2021

Australian PGA Championship postponed until February 2021

Following discussions with the Queensland government and key stakeholders, the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia will postpone the Australian PGA Championship to 18-21 February 2021. With a raft of strict control measures in place across most Australian states, the difficult decision to reschedule the tournament was made in hope restrictions will ease by early next year. […]

Drewitt claims first title at Lincoln Land Championship

Drewitt claims first title at Lincoln Land Championship

Australian Brett Drewitt celebrated Father’s Day with his first victory in his 116th career start on Sunday at the Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRS. “I was talking to my parents last night and I was kind of thinking about how cool it would be to win on Father’s Day,” said Drewitt, a father to […]

PGA TOUR announces full schedule for 2020-21, 50-event “Super” season

PGA TOUR announces full schedule for 2020-21, 50-event “Super” season

“Super season” features 50 tournaments, the most in a season since 1975 The PGA TOUR has announced the complete schedule for the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Season, featuring 50 official FedExCup tournaments – including 14 tournaments that were postponed or canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – culminating with the crowning of the FedExCup […]

Adam Scott two shots back of DJ, Matsuyama at BMW Championship

Adam Scott two shots back of DJ, Matsuyama at BMW Championship

(Story by Chris Cox, PGA Tour) While attention was sometimes elsewhere Saturday at the BMW Championship, Hideki Matsuyama and Dustin Johnson managed to grab the headlines at the end, as their steady play continued with matching 69s, good enough for a share of the third-round lead at 1-under overall. “(Matsuyama) is hitting it fine. Obviously […]

Minjee driving for major glory on the LPGA Tour in 2020

Minjee driving for major glory on the LPGA Tour in 2020

Australia’s number 1 female golfer Minjee Lee has just finished 3rd and 4th in back-to-back tournaments on the LPGA Tour, following the tour’s enforced break for Covid-19.  For her efforts, Minjee picked up a total of $US153,083 in these two events, taking her career earnings to over $US6.3 million, not bad for a 24-year-old in […]

BMW Championship Preview: Stakes are high for Tiger and the Aussies

BMW Championship Preview: Stakes are high for Tiger and the Aussies

Story by Chris Cox/PGA Tour CHICAGO – The stakes are simple this week for Tiger Woods. Finish fourth or better at the BMW Championship and Woods will once more qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship and a shot at a record-breaking 83rd PGA Tour victory. Anything less than that, and the 44-year-old will be watching […]

Former cricket chief James Sutherland named new CEO of Golf Australia

Former cricket chief James Sutherland named new CEO of Golf Australia

Golf Australia has appointed James Sutherland its new chief executive. Sutherland, 55, will begin his role from 1 October after an exhaustive recruitment process had yielded several quality candidates for the position. Golf Australia chairman Andrew Newbold said it was “exciting” for golf to have attracted a candidate with vast experience in sport, with Sutherland […]

PGA TOUR 2K21 Videogame launches

PGA TOUR 2K21 Videogame launches

For seasoned golf pros and rookies alike, your tee time has finally arrived: PGA TOUR® 2K21 is available now for the PlayStation®4 system, the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X and Windows PC via Steam*, Nintendo Switch™ system** and Stadia. Developed by HB Studios, the team behind The Golf Club 2019 […]

COVID-19: Has it actually been GOOD for golf?

COVID-19: Has it actually been GOOD for golf?

While businesses and lives across the world have been tragically affected by the COVID-19 crisis, there has been, surprisingly, a bit of a bright side…at least in Australia. The numerous lockdowns and restrictions imposed by governments—which have generally banned most sporting activities—have named golf as one of the few sports/activities that can legally be played. […]

2020 Australian Open to be rescheduled to 2021

2020 Australian Open to be rescheduled to 2021

The Australian Open will not be played in 2020. Golf Australia operations manager Simon Brookhouse remains very hopeful that the national championship, the fifth oldest in professional golf, will still be played this summer. “These are very challenging times for all Australians and the uncertainty the global pandemic has caused makes it very difficult to […]

Report: Golf memberships rise for first time in 21 years

Report: Golf memberships rise for first time in 21 years

For the first time in 21 years, Australian golf club membership has risen in the past year. The 2019 Golf Australia Participation Report has revealed a 0.05 per cent increase, the first of its kind since 1998. Golf Australia chairman Andrew Newbold acknowledged the “fantastic result”, just one of several promising numbers in the report, […]

RACV announces closure of RACV Golf Membership

RACV announces closure of RACV Golf Membership

Members of the RACV Golf Club membership program were left scrambling this week, following notification that the RACV is shutting down the program. The club, which began operating in 2011—offering official Golf Australia handicaps, golf events and discounted golf rates at RACV golf courses—announced the August 24 discontinuation of the program via an email to […]

Tiger v Jack v Seve v Rory? Stats and fans to decide ‘The Open for the Ages’

Tiger v Jack v Seve v Rory? Stats and fans to decide ‘The Open for the Ages’

Who would win if Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros and other Open Champions IN THEIR PRIME, battled it out at once for The Open Championship, on the most spectacular golf course on the planet? The R&A is inviting golf fans around the world to take part in a very special celebration of golf’s original […]

Gamers alert: R&A Launches Inaugural E-Open Tournament

Gamers alert: R&A Launches Inaugural E-Open Tournament

Gamers around the world will be able to test themselves against the unrelenting challenge of links golf as the inaugural e-Open presented by Mastercard launches today. The virtual stroke play tournament will take place over the iconic links of Royal St George’s from 13 July to 8 September, with qualifying events and knock-out rounds running throughout […]

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