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Inside Golf Australia July 2022

Inside Golf Australia July 2022

The focus of the golfing world will turn to the spiritual home of the game – St. Andrews in Scotland – in July for the staging of the 150th Open Championship. 16 Jun 2022
The Preview: The 41st GS Caltex Maekyung Open

The Preview: The 41st GS Caltex Maekyung Open

Born 12 years before the Asian Tour was founded, the Caltex Maekyung Open has been part of the professional golf scene in this region since 1982. 3 May 2022
Inside Golf Australia May 2022

Inside Golf Australia May 2022

The major championship season is underway, and Marc Leishman has some close inspiration to lift his game and finally get his major win at this month’s PGA Championship at Southern Hills. 14 Apr 2022
Clayton: The Makings Of A Top-100 Course

Clayton: The Makings Of A Top-100 Course

Golf courses are lots of things to lots of people and ranking them in some sort of rational order is fraught given the emotions golf courses engender are not always rational. 15 Mar 2022
Inside Golf Australia March 2022

Inside Golf Australia March 2022

Rising star Min Woo Lee is one of the world’s most exciting young players. We reveal what you can learn from his powerful, efficient swing in the March issue of Golf Australia magazine. 17 Feb 2022
Morri: Damned if they do, damned if they don’t

Morri: Damned if they do, damned if they don’t

“If there weren’t a bunch of pros who didn’t like it we’d have done a poor job.” 24 Jan 2022
Morri: Add Royal Queensland to last week’s winners

Morri: Add Royal Queensland to last week’s winners

They only handed out two trophies but in truth there were three winners at this past weekend’s WPGA and Australian PGA Championships. 17 Jan 2022
Jed leaves them in his wake

Jed leaves them in his wake

They breed them tough north of the border, and in hot and humid conditions at Royal Queensland on Friday there was none tougher than former Australian Amateur winner Jed Morgan. 14 Jan 2022
Opinion: The best walk in tournament golf

Opinion: The best walk in tournament golf

Sure, Sunday has the excitement of deciding the winner and the three other tournament days proper have their charm. 11 Jan 2022
Elvis’ not so secret Aussie PGA weapon

Elvis’ not so secret Aussie PGA weapon

Queenslander Elvis Smylie was one of the breakout stars of the truncated Australian summer of golf in 2020/21. A slightly disappointing but important trip to Europe and back injury later, he is ready to mount a challenge for the Australian PGA Championship. 10 Jan 2022
Clayton: Remembering everyone’s mate ‘Shears’

Clayton: Remembering everyone’s mate ‘Shears’

This week the Australian PGA begins at Royal Queensland, but it will do so with heavy hearts as everyone remembers Bob Shearer, the champion of 1983. ‘Shears’ died suddenly on Sunday, aged only one over the par at Royal Melbourne. 10 Jan 2022
Opinion: Sandbelt Invitational spectacular, just don’t say the ‘P’ word

Opinion: Sandbelt Invitational spectacular, just don’t say the ‘P’ word

There is no such thing as perfect in golf. It simply doesn’t exist. 24 Dec 2021
Sandbelt Invitational – Peninsula Kingswood

Sandbelt Invitational – Peninsula Kingswood

The Sandbelt Invitational is run and won, with Peninsula Kingswood member Brady Watt getting the chocolates. Here are the best images from the fourth and final day at 'PK'. 23 Dec 2021
Winner's Bag: Brady Watt – Sandbelt Invitational

Winner's Bag: Brady Watt – Sandbelt Invitational

West Australian Brady Watt took home the spoils at the first ever Sandbelt Invitational, his first four round win as a pro. Take a look inside his winning bag. 23 Dec 2021
Watt reigns supreme on the Sandbelt

Watt reigns supreme on the Sandbelt

Brady Watt’s eventual victory at the Sandbelt Invitational felt like something of a fait accompli at times on Thursday at Peninsula Kingswood. 23 Dec 2021
Sandbelt Invitational – Yarra Yarra

Sandbelt Invitational – Yarra Yarra

The inaugural Sandbelt Invitational moved to the Tom Doak-redesigned Yarra Yarra Golf Club for the third round. Here are the best shots from day three on the course ranked No.17 in the country by Golf Australia magazine. 22 Dec 2021
Birdies and bucket hats, the recipe for Brady’s Sandbelt success

Birdies and bucket hats, the recipe for Brady’s Sandbelt success

Brady Watt was smiling from ear-to-ear as he strolled the fairways of the recently redesigned Yarra Yarra on Wednesday at the Sandbelt Invitational, where he holds a five-shot lead with one round to play. 22 Dec 2021
13-year-old Amelia Harris shines at Sandbelt Invitational

13-year-old Amelia Harris shines at Sandbelt Invitational

“Have you seen this 13-year-old girl play?” asked Sandbelt Invitational Tournament Director Mike Clayton. “She doesn’t miss a shot.” 22 Dec 2021
Sandbelt Invitational getting by with a little help from its friends

Sandbelt Invitational getting by with a little help from its friends

Playing golf for a living might seem a pretty easy deal. 21 Dec 2021
Sandbelt Invitational – Royal Melbourne

Sandbelt Invitational – Royal Melbourne

The second round of the inaugural Sandbelt Invitational at Royal Melbourne was a tough affair, even for major champions and Tour stars. Here are the best shots from Australia's premier course. 21 Dec 2021
Sandbelt Invitational – Kingston Heath

Sandbelt Invitational – Kingston Heath

The opening day of the inaugural Sandbelt Invitational at Kingston Heath was one to remember. Here are the best shots from on the grounds of the famed course. 20 Dec 2021