Golf Features

From Bust to Boom

From Bust to Boom

A small town in the heart of Victoria’s Goldfields region has brought some fun back to golf, and is striking it rich with expanded memberships and plans for future course improvements. 20 Jan 2021
Huggan: Art vs Science

Huggan: Art vs Science

Picture the scene. In weather that was a wee bit windy and damp (okay, it was blowing a gale and the rain was coming down sideways) Tommy Fleetwood is on the par-3 14th tee at the Renaissance Club during the third round of last year's Scottish Open. 19 Jan 2021
Top-100 Spotlight: Mollymook Golf Club

Top-100 Spotlight: Mollymook Golf Club

Having weathered bushfire and COVID-19 crises, Mollymook Golf Club is ready to put 2020 in the rear-vision mirror and greet the New Year as one of the best public access courses in the nation. 19 Jan 2021
Inside Royal Queensland

Inside Royal Queensland

As Royal Queensland Golf Club’s centennial year drew to a close in 2020, one of the men who masterminded its rebirth 14 years ago offered some insights into the layout and addressed some misconceptions about the design. 18 Jan 2021
Tested: Callaway Big Bertha B21 Driver

Tested: Callaway Big Bertha B21 Driver

We gave one of our loyal readers the opportunity to test the entire Callaway B21 range. Here’s what he had to say about the driver. 18 Jan 2021
Morri: The final roll of the dice for Paradise Palms

Morri: The final roll of the dice for Paradise Palms

It’s a sad truth that once a golf course is gone, it’s gone forever. History tells us that few courses, once closed, ever see another shot struck. 18 Jan 2021
Profile: The Life of Ryan

Profile: The Life of Ryan

Other than top level players and coaches, not many in golf know the name Ryan Lumsden. Yet this quiet achiever’s influence has been profound. 18 Jan 2021
Ogilvy: Filthy tempers aren’t necessarily a bad thing

Ogilvy: Filthy tempers aren’t necessarily a bad thing

I love the way Tyrrell Hatton plays golf. He’s fun to watch. He has a lot of talent. But what makes him most enjoyable is his temper. 18 Jan 2021
The Huggan Interview: Michael Campbell

The Huggan Interview: Michael Campbell

It is nearly 16 years since Kiwi Michael Campbell shocked the golfing world by staring down Tiger Woods to win the US Open Championship. Here, the 51-year-old reflects on the highs and lows of a much underrated career. 14 Jan 2021
Review: Hamilton Island Golf Club

Review: Hamilton Island Golf Club

An island that was once home to little more than “two goats and a lighthouse”, is today the spectacular setting for one of Australia’s best golf courses. 11 Jan 2021
Join A Club: Sun City Country Club

Join A Club: Sun City Country Club

Sun City Country Club is one of Western Australia’s premier layouts, being one of only ten to grab a place in Golf Australia’s most recent ranking of the Top-100 Courses in the nation. 7 Jan 2021
Join A Club: Curlewis Golf Club

Join A Club: Curlewis Golf Club

Curlewis Golf Club is one of Australia’s most improved courses of the past decade, with its success coming on the back of years of “just getting by”. 18 Dec 2020
Top-100 Spotlight: Cranbourne GC

Top-100 Spotlight: Cranbourne GC

Melbourne’s South East is home to the world famous Sandbelt courses. Travel a bit further and you will find some lesser known, but highly-rated gems, like Cranbourne Golf Club. 18 Dec 2020
100 Fun Aussie Courses to Play for $50 or Less

100 Fun Aussie Courses to Play for $50 or Less

More Australians are playing golf today than at any other time in the past 20 years. But the economic reality, as we emerge from the darkest months of the COVID-19 pandemic, is many of us now need to make our hard-earned dollars stretch a little further. Here, we reveal the 18-hole layouts – and some standout nine-holers – offering Australian golfers the greatest value for money golfing experiences. 16 Dec 2020
MORRI: Actions speak louder than words

MORRI: Actions speak louder than words

Actions speak louder than words. Women Worth Watching. Both sayings so simple a child could grasp their meaning yet somehow apparently beyond the comprehension of many grown adults. 14 Dec 2020
Tested: TRUE Linkswear Eco Knit Golf Shoes

Tested: TRUE Linkswear Eco Knit Golf Shoes

These stylish golf shoes are created from recycled post-consumer plastics and offer a comfortable ride to, from and on the course. 9 Dec 2020
Australia’s 100 Best Par-5s

Australia’s 100 Best Par-5s

On the world’s professional Tours, par-5s aren’t what they used to be. In fact, many are turned into par-4s for tournament play. For the rest of us, they represent lengthy journeys but a good opportunity to improve our score with perhaps a couple of lusty blows and a deft pitch. 8 Dec 2020
Join A Club: Club Mandalay

Join A Club: Club Mandalay

Club Mandalay’s Peter Thomson-designed course has risen across a range of golf course rankings since its inception. 7 Dec 2020
Morri: The voice of golf

Morri: The voice of golf

Cricket had Richie Benaud, Formula 1 Murray Walker and soccer Les Murray. 7 Dec 2020
Tested: Mizuno JPX921 Hot Metal & Hot Metal Pro Irons

Tested: Mizuno JPX921 Hot Metal & Hot Metal Pro Irons

Our equipment guru was relatively unsurprised by every aspect of the performance of these new Mizuno irons, in the most positive way ... 4 Dec 2020
Ogilvy: Why DJ is one of the best players I’ve ever seen

Ogilvy: Why DJ is one of the best players I’ve ever seen

We’ve had this discussion before, but it’s an ever-changing phenomenon in golf. And, as such, we need to keep an eye on it. For long enough most of us felt that, if everyone in the world played his best, Rory McIlroy would win. Well, not anymore. These days, if everyone plays at the top of their games, my feeling is that Dustin Johnson finishes first. 2 Dec 2020