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Display apartment opens at golf course retirement community

Display apartment opens at golf course retirement community

An exciting milestone in the creation of Living Choice Parkwood, a 200-apartment retirement community to be built at Parkwood Golf Course, was celebrated on 22nd May when the village’s first display apartment was unveiled to the public. Living Choice Parkwood, described as ‘Golf resort living for the un-retiring’, is Living Choice’s 11th retirement village and […]

John Coote – six decades a champion

John Coote – six decades a champion

Inverell Golf Club’s John Coote recently racked up his 18th club championship title, but what’s extraordinary is he has won the title in six successive decades. The 68-year-old won his first championship at the northern New South Wales club in 1977, aged 25, and continued his good form winning the championship in the ’80s, ’90s, […]

Club champions in four decades

Club champions in four decades

Headland Golf Club has produced a rare double in 2021 with both men’s and women’s club champions – Adam Richards and Josie Ryan – winning their respective titles over a four-decade period.  Arguably, it’s a first for a Queensland club with a playing membership of 1000-plus.  Josie joined Headland in 1992 but did not contest […]

Parish fires up for another open victory

Parish fires up for another open victory

BILOELA’S Golf Club Dylan Parish is on fire. The Central Queensland golfer racked up another open title – the Yeppoon Men’s Open Championship – to go with wins at Baralaba, Gladstone, Gracemere, Town of 1770 and Rockhampton golf clubs this year. Parish carded rounds of 72-67 for a 139 total to take out the 36-hole […]

Five Monash golfers breaking their age

Five Monash golfers breaking their age

Most golfers are in two minds when asked what they would prefer . . . a hole in one, or a par round during their golf careers. But there is another ‘Holy Grail’ in golf and usually it is far beyond the likes of most golfers. That is breaking your age around a golf course. […]

Volunteers make a difference at Dunedoo

Volunteers make a difference at Dunedoo

As you drive into Dunedoo, a tiny town west of Sydney with a population of about 800, the sign says: ‘Where the people make the difference’. And that was tested to the utmost when their golf course was ploughed up by a vandal on a tractor one night recently, destroying the nine-hole golf course. Enter […]

13th Beach women create club history

13th Beach women create club history

A skilled team of women golfers from 13th Beach Golf Links on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula created club history last month when it won the Division 1 pennant for the first time in the club’s short history. The club celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. For the past 19 years, the 13th Beach Golf Links women […]

Will White new pro at Launceston

Will White new pro at Launceston

By Michael Davis New Launceston Golf Club professional, Will White, had a feeling things would work out for him when he moved from the Sunshine Coast to Tasmania a few years ago. The first week he was there, he met his now wife, Jen, and they have since had a son, Bodhi, 10 months. “As […]

Sydney clubs battle floods

Sydney clubs battle floods

IT will forever go down as a time when survival suddenly became far more important than golf for a few days in Sydney’s north-west. When torrential rain flooded Sydney and the Warragamba Dam overflowed, a game of golf was probably the last thing on anyone’s mind. Yet saving their golf courses still became a priority […]

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 […]

Tee for Tea: Sanctuary Cove members Tee off for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in support of Cancer Council

Tee for Tea: Sanctuary Cove members Tee off for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in support of Cancer Council

PGA Golf Professional Michael Jones and Sanctuary Cove Member Isabelle Taylor hosted the first of three Ladies’ coaching clinics in support of Cancer Council Queensland’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (ABMT) on The Pines driving range on Tuesday 2 June. The two-hour Ladies’ coaching clinic gave Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club Members and guests a […]

Adam Scott showcases Sunshine Coast’s Maleny Golf Club with live Instagram feed of “Nine Holes with a Mate”

Adam Scott showcases Sunshine Coast’s Maleny Golf Club with live Instagram feed of “Nine Holes with a Mate”

Former world-champion golfer Adam Scott may have titled his round of golf at the Sunshine Coast’s Maleny Golf Club as “Nine Holes with a Mate”, but he invited the rest of the world to join him via a ‘live’ Instagram feed. Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is renowned for championship golf courses such as Coolum, Twin Waters […]

Blue tree brings mental health to the FORE!

Blue tree brings mental health to the FORE!

An old, dead tree on the 1st hole at Pinjarra Golf Club in Western Australia has a new, blue lease on life, shining a light on mental health awareness.   A member approached the club asking if it would participate in the Blue Tree Project for Beyond Blue.   When the suggestion was discussed with […]

Covid-19: The R&A announces Temporary Modifications to the Rules of Golf

Covid-19: The R&A  announces Temporary Modifications to the Rules of Golf

The R&A and Golf Australia have announced a series of temporary measures that will enable clubs to remove any hygiene implications related to complying with the Rules of Golf. These temporary measures are effective immediately and allow the Rules of Golf, and Model Local Rules, to be modified as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. […]

Advice from Golf Australia regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice from Golf Australia regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Golf Australia and the GMA have released the following advice regarding golf clubs and Covid-19: Important updated information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) As you are aware, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus as it is more commonly known has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates. Golf Australia is writing to provide further assistance […]

Golf goes to aid of bushfire victims

Golf goes to aid of bushfire victims

Australian golf is pitching in to help the victims of the country’s bushfire crisis. The central point for donations has been set up by the Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC), the collaboration of all the industry bodies. It includes not only a GoFundMe page, but a designated bank account for donations for donors who prefer […]

Commonwealth Golf Club and Yarra Yarra Golf Club sign Joint Co-Operation Agreement

Commonwealth Golf Club and Yarra Yarra Golf Club sign Joint Co-Operation Agreement

Commonwealth and Yarra Yarra Golf Clubs have announced the signing of a ‘Joint Co-operation Agreement’ to facilitate the investigation of opportunities for closer collaboration with each other. In a statement by the club, the objectives of the agreement were to “improve the membership offerings currently enjoyed by members of each Club; and to explore potential […]

Australia set to turn Yellow in #DoingItForJarrod club golf days

Australia set to turn Yellow in #DoingItForJarrod club golf days

The Australian PGA Championship, and clubs across Australia will be #DoingItForJarrod over the next few months, turning yellow in honour of the late Jarrod Lyle. Throughout August and September, Australian golf clubs will be holding #DoingItForJarrod club golf days, with golfers encouraged to wear yellow and help raise funds for the not-for-profit organisation, Challenge (of which […]

What’s news at YOUR Club? Share your story with Inside Golf

What’s news at YOUR Club? Share your story with Inside Golf

Inside Golf is looking for news for our highly-popular Club News section…and we want to hear from you! Whether yours is a large club or small, here’s your chance to share some news with fellow clubs, golfers and industry professionals across the country. And best of all, it’s free! You don’t have to be an expert writer to […]

Warringah Golf Club welcomes new lease from Northern Beaches Council

Warringah Golf Club welcomes new lease from Northern Beaches Council

Warringah Golf Club has welcomed the unanimous decision by Northern Beaches Council to offer a new 20-year lease which will see the course retained as an 18-hole course for members, visitors and for corporate golf events. Warringah Golf Club President, Scott Campbell, thanked Council and Councillors saying the decision provides the club with long-term surety […]

Townsville courses cop belting

Townsville courses cop belting

  TOWNSVILLE’S three major golf courses – Tropics, Rowes Bay and Townsville – certainly felt the full brunt of the monsoonal rains that lashed north Queensland in early February. The major rain event dished up varying levels of damage with Tropics Golf Club being the least affected. They had a number of holes open for […]

Royal Queensland GC loses Sexual Discrimination case

Royal Queensland GC loses Sexual Discrimination case

A landmark ruling has been handed down against Royal Queensland Golf Club which will doubtless stir debate across the Australian golf club landscape. In December, Judge Jarret handed down in his findings in the case of Barnett v Royal Queensland Golf Club [2018] FCCA 3697, in which Barbara Barnett, a Full Member at RQGC, claims […]

Redcliffe solves pace of play issue

Redcliffe solves pace of play issue

WHO said it’s impossible to eliminate five-hour competition rounds of golf? Redcliffe Golf Club, located within the Moreton Bay region 28 kilometres north-northeast of Brisbane’s CBD, has virtually solved its pace of play issue and it did it within a month of installing the GolfTag system – a pace-of-play monitoring device. Since installing the Golf […]

Novotel Vines Resort opens creche for golf and fitness

Novotel Vines Resort opens creche for golf and fitness

Learning golf or getting fit seems like a dream for those charged with looking after little kids. But now the Novotel Vines Resort offers a great solution, opening a creche at the club recently. The crèche will be accessible to mums and dads to know that their little ones, aged 12 months to 5 years, […]

The National, Huntingdale discuss merger

The National, Huntingdale discuss merger

Two of Australia’s most iconic courses, Melbourne’s Huntingdale Golf Club and The National Golf Club have begun talks surrounding a potential merger. The National, which already boasts three amazing courses on the Mornington Peninsula, as well as a fourth course, Long Island, near Frankston, issued a statement with top sandbelt club Huntingdale last month, announcing […]

Rough road ahead for Balgowlah

Rough road ahead for Balgowlah

BALGOWLAH Golf Club, located in the northern suburbs of Sydney, is fighting for its golfing life. The club’s president Bill Colwell told Inside Golf the state government’s current plan for the Beaches Link Tunnel would inevitably end almost a century of golfing at Balgowlah. “The state government proposes to use Balgowlah golf course as a […]

Members take a hit in Keysborough GC fire

Members take a hit in Keysborough GC fire

THE clubhouse at Keysborough Golf Club in Melbourne was virtually untouched following a ferocious fire that destroyed the buggy storage area and damaged a section of the pro shop recently. Keysborough Golf Club director of golf Darren Eckhardt told Inside Golf the blaze was so intense the buggy storage area had to be bulldozed. “I […]

The Amitee event wants you

The Amitee event wants you

IT started out as a “let’s see how the other half live” golfing exercise, and has turned into an annual extravaganza between four interstate golf clubs. Members from Muirfield (NSW), Amstel (Vic), Tea Tree Gully (SA) and Nudgee (Qld) golf clubs have, for the past 48 years, met on a rotational basis to challenge each […]

The ‘Daphne’s Award’ – submit news from your club to Win!

The ‘Daphne’s Award’ – submit news from your club to Win!

Inside Golf regularly encourages club managers and members to send us news to be featured in these highly-read Club News pages. Whether it’s a new clubhouse, hole-in-one, new hire, special event or even just a success story of a local junior or member, we want to hear it all. Starting this month, we will be […]

Sandgreens success in CQ

Sandgreens success in CQ

YEPPOON Golf Club’s Joey Kimbara and Bernie Antcliff won the men’s and women’s (respectively) Central Queensland Sandgreen Open Championships last month. Kimbara defeated Rockhampton Golf Club’s Shaun Antcliff on the second extra hole of a sudden-death playoff after the pair had returned rounds of nine-under par 61s at Mt Morgan golf course. It was Kimbara’s […]

City GC lights up Darling Downs

City GC lights up Darling Downs

CITY Golf Club at Toowoomba on the Darling Downs is a big believer in the adage share and share alike. As one of the most financially successful clubs in Queensland, City Golf Club for the past five years has been sharing its success with less fortunate golf clubs in the district and even one outside […]

Boonah GC celebrates milestone

Boonah GC celebrates milestone

QUEENSLAND’S Boonah Golf Club, affectionately known as the Fairway of the Scenic Rim, celebrated its 90th anniversary in style recently. More than 140 players took part in the two-day event including PGA of Australia CEO and “Boonah boy” Gavin Kirkman. “I felt proud to be involved in this special occasion and cannot wait to come […]

Plans to shrink Gold Creek GC

Plans to shrink Gold Creek GC

Gold Creek Country Club director Harry Konstantinou has announced plans to shrink the Canberra golf course nearly in half to potentially make way for a new housing development, the Canberra Times has reported. In a fiery community meeting last month, Mr Konstantinou defended stark criticism from residents concerned about the conversion of the green space, […]

Magic 59 for club pro Stegbauer

Magic 59 for club pro Stegbauer

The regular Wednesday’s members’ competition at Wagga Wagga Country Club (in the Riverina region of NSW) saw one of golf’s magical numbers scored on April 4, as Head Professional Kurt Stegbauer, played the best round of his life en route to shooting a 10-under-par 59. Thanks to a morning of meetings at work, Stegbauer didn’t […]

New golf guide highlights clubs’ legal duty to be inclusive

New golf guide highlights clubs’ legal duty to be inclusive

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is proud to announce the release of Equal Opportunity in Golf, a practical guide to preventing unlawful discrimination and harassment in Australia’s golf clubs. The guide, which was developed with the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission (and supported by Golf Australia and Golf Victoria), reminds clubs they have a positive […]

Townsville golfers excel in NZ

Townsville golfers excel in NZ

TOWNSVILLE BMW regional qualifiers excelled at the 2017 BMW Golf Cup final held at Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown, New Zealand last month. Willows Golf Club member Warren Schmitt won the A grade division on a countback from Phil Heissenbuttel (Townsville Golf Club) after both returned 39 points. Warren’s victory was more rewarding due to the […]

Carbrook Pink Bag Club donates $6100

Carbrook Pink Bag  Club donates $6100

THE Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) received a much-needed $6100 financial boost last month thanks to the generosity of the Carbrook Pink Bag Club. Formed in 2006, the “Club” within Carbrook Golf Club in Brisbane’s southeast has grown and now boasts more than 120 members. In the past 12 years it has donated more […]

Curlewis Range tees off

Curlewis Range tees off

After two years of planning and eight months in construction, The Range @ Curlewis quietly opened its doors in January. The tagline is ‘Experience Epic’ and everything about The Range @ Curlewis is just that.  The ambience and experience encapsulates innovation, excitement and fun.   Military-grade technology, indoor/outdoor driving bays, fabulous mini golf, top hospitality, conference […]

New Ranfurlie range opens doors

New Ranfurlie range opens doors

The Ranfurlie Golf Club opened its brand-new, state-of-the-art Driving Range to much fanfare last month. Inside Golf was at the launch, which included a live broadcast by SEN Radio, a DJ churning out tunes to a large crowd, prize giveaways, food, and plenty of excitement by local golfers of all ages and abilities. The range, […]

Ballarat welcomes Gender Equality, new website for Noosa Springs, Shop till you drop at McLeod

Ballarat welcomes Gender Equality, new website for Noosa Springs, Shop  till you drop at McLeod

Ballarat welcomes gender equality Ballarat Golf Club is a club that has a history spanning back to 1895 and has seen generations of golfers take their place on the honour boards. It is also a club who through solid governance has recently made a very important step to address a weakness, that of gender equality. […]

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