After a quiet three-month break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australia’s Most-Read Golf Publication, Inside Golf, has announced it will return with the August 2020 issue.

With golf clubs, golf facilities and golf businesses around Australia enduring financial stress and hardship since the sport was restricted in March, Inside Golf management decided to suspend publishing for three issues.

“We felt it would have been inappropriate to call clients and request their advertising dollars during this chaotic and uncertain time,” explains Inside Golf publisher, Sam Arthur. “Businesses across the industry have been hit extremely hard after a tumultuous six months of drought, fires and Covid-19—and were (and still are) consolidating expenses to build up cash reserves for spring…or in many cases to simply stay afloat—so I just couldn’t ask our five state representatives to call golf businesses and “sell” during this time. We know very well how difficult it has become to run a business.

“Instead, we chose to continue (as we always have) to proactively support clubs and the larger industry in any way we could—like offering to promote the hardest-hit clubs/businesses via our extensive online, email and social media community, or simply just travelling to some of these clubs and towns (when and where it was allowed, of course) and giving them our custom. The Aussie golf community is a close-knit, supportive group, so like Aussies always do, we help each other out,” Arthur added.   

Now, as restrictions ease around the country, the magazine is gearing up to publish a massive August issue, promoting golf all around the country. Facilities are starting to open and Inside Golf will be ready to promote golf “bigger and better” than ever before. 

“Inside Golf, as well as golf across Australia, will bounce back very quickly as we head into spring, the golf majors, The Ryder Cup, summer and Christmas,” Arthur adds. “We believe golf will boom big time! And with overseas travel still off the cards, our readers will be choosing to have a hit locally, playing golf all over this country, especially in regional areas. And we’ll be there to help clubs and facilities get the word out!”

To cater to this predicted boom of regional and state-based golf—and help courses, clubs and facilities get a much-needed boost leading into spring and summer, the August issue of Inside Golf (with a full 40,000-plus circulation, to over 400 golf clubs across Australia) will publish their highly-popular “Great Aussie Golf Getaways” feature, which aims to promote the great golf to be found within our own borders, at clubs and courses across Australia.

For more information about the August issue, please contact us.

As always, Inside Golf thanks all readers, advertisers and partners for their continued support.

About Richard Fellner

Winner of multiple Australian Golf Media Awards, including Best Photojournalism and Best Column, 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 Writers Association and the Golf Society of Australia, and he is a regular 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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