June Inside Golf cover

One of the things I love most about the game of golf is the amazing variety of people that I meet on the course, and the fascinating, inspirational stories that they share. Just like snowflakes, no two golfers’ stories are the same; each one has its own unique character and style.

Indeed, the golf course is almost like a giant “melting pot” that brings people from all walks of life together; all sharing in the singular joy (or frustration) of hitting a little white ball across a grassy piece of land.

As the Editor of a major golf magazine, I enjoy reading and sharing some of these great stories each month, especially the ones of truly inspirational people. And though we publish a lot of great stories in our “People” section, we are barely scratching the surface. Every day across Australia, the great game of golf is enjoyed by thousands and thousands of truly amazing people, who all have some incredibly touching and inspiring stories that go untold.

Well, we want to hear these stories of inspirational people. All of them. And we want to share them with the world.

Best of all, we want to find one exceptionally inspirational golfer’s story and put it on the cover!

You read that right. Inside Golf is giving you (or that special someone in your family or at your club) the chance to live the dream of being on the cover of a major golf magazine!

Let’s face it: even though we (and every other golf magazine on the planet) regularly feature the top touring professionals on our cover each month, we know that the game of golf is well and truly driven at the grassroots level by regular club members. The “Average Joe” (or “Josephine!”).

So whether there is a senior member who has dedicated themselves to the club over the years, a talented up-and-coming young star who simply can’t get enough of the game, a member who has battled the odds for the game they love, or simply someone who you think personifies the game of golf itself, we want to hear their story. They don’t have to be a “Superman” or “Wonder Woman”; they just need to love golf, and be truly inspirational in some way.

And it doesn’t even have to be just one person. Maybe there is a pair of “inseparable” club members who volunteer their time for some noble cause at the club…or a trio of family members who dedicate their time to drive participation. The sky is the limit. If it’s an inspirational story, then it’s fair game!


So if you know of someone who fits the bill, here’s what to do:


USE THE ONLINE FORM HERE to nominate a person who you think deserves to have their story told, and share your reasons (in 400 words or less) why they are inspirational. (Don’t worry if your writing skills aren’t that great. Just put it in your own simple words. We’re looking for a good story, not necessarily a good storyteller!)


(Of course, Terms and conditions will apply, and this is only open to Australian residents, etc.)

So go ahead, share a story with us. Make us laugh. Make us cry. But most importantly, inspire us!

See you on the fairways (or maybe on the cover!)

About Richard Fellner

A four-time winner of the Australian Golf Media Awards, including Best Photojournalism, Best Opinion, Best Column and Best Photographic Presentation, Inside Golf Group Editor Richard Fellner is the quintessential Golf Tragic, having played the game for over 50 years (but has never gotten any better!) He has played and reviewed courses all over the world, and has interviewed many of the great players of the game (including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Greg Norman). Richard is a member of both the Australian Golf Media Association and the Golf Society of Australia, and has been a featured guest on many Australian "sports talk" radio shows and networks, including ABC Grandstand, SEN 1116, Melbourne Talk Radio 1377, 2GB and others. Follow Richard Fellner on Quora


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