The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-01-12T02:39:09Z Respected Australian journalist and editor, Michael Court, joins Inside Golf 2017-01-12T02:39:09Z respected-australian-journalist-and-editor-michael-court-joins-inside-golf Inside Golf is proud to announce that respected Australian journalist and editor Michael Court has joined the team as Staff Contributor for the NSW and ACT region. Court brings a wealth of golf knowledge and a strong media background to the Inside Golf team, with past positions including Sports Editor of Sydney Daily Mirror, NSW editor at The Golfer newspaper, Editor at Australian Golf Digest and Editor in Chief at Harness Racing Weekly and National Trotguide. In addition (like the entire Inside Golf Team) Court is a fanatic for the game of golf, playing off a 13 handicap at Roseville GC in Sydney. “We’re thrilled to have Michael join the team,” says Sam Arthur, Publisher. “He is an extremely talented writer with a solid knowledge (and love) of golf. In addition, he is highly respected in the Australian golf industry. He will make a great addition to our award-winning, passionate editorial team.” ABOUT INSIDE GOLF Inside Golf is Australia’s highest audited circulation (CAB) publication, with the most recent CAB-audited circulation of 41,883 copies per month (April 2016 to September 2016) representing an estimated reach of approximately 104,707 readers.  In addition to its flagship print product, Inside Golf’s highly-successful online channels (website, tablet app and interactive digital version) generate over 1.2 Million pageviews per year. Since 2010, Inside Golf has consistently been named “Australia’s Most-Read Monthly Golf Magazine” by independent surveys of Australian golfers. Distributed free at Australian golf courses, driving ranges and golf retailers across Australia, Inside Golf has “bucked the trend” of many other print publications (most of which have seen significant declines in readership), and has become the undisputed favourite publication of Australian golfers. The Inside Golf readership base has grown to one of Australia’s most diverse and passionate communities in the industry. The magazine’s recent Readership demographic survey reflects an extremely wide reach of golfers across all ages, skill levels, occupations, regions and income. Inside Golf’s readers are an exceptionally loyal group who read the magazine each and every month, and use the magazine extensively to make golf purchasing decisions. They also play a tremendous amount of golf, with the vast majority considered “Avid Golfers—the highest possible level of play as defined by the golf industry.   Inside Golf editor wins esteemed media award 2016-12-05T00:02:31Z inside-golf-editor-wins-esteemed-media-award The Australian Golf Media Association (AGMA) recently announced the winners of the 2015-2016 Australian Golf Media Awards, honouring excellence in golf media. Inside Golf Group Editor Richard Fellner took top honours in the “Best Opinion” category, receiving the illustrious award for work in his Page 5 Starters Box column. Fellner’s editorial, Suited to a tee: going beyond the Red White and Blue (March, 2016, available here), was praised by the judges for its progressive insight into helping golfers and golf clubs adopt a “colour blind” attitude to help foster greater enjoyment of golf.  “Richard’s prolific output of editorials on all facets of golf have been read by many,” the judges’ comments said. “This insightful comment piece urged Clubs to make greater use of a variety of tee boxes and remove the stigma of hitting off shorter tees to encourage greater enjoyment, faster play and better variety for every golf course.” This is Fellner’s third Australian Golf Media award, following his 2011-2012 “Best Column” award, and his 2006-2007 award for “Best Photojournalism”.  “I am tremendously honoured and humbled to receive this award,” Fellner said. “An award like this represents a team effort; I’m fortunate to have a highly-supportive group at Inside Golf. Our publisher, Sam Arthur, regularly encourages the editorial team to ‘push the boundaries’ with progressive and passionate articles like these. I would also like to thank the many readers of Inside Golf. Their feedback, ideas and support over the years has been instrumental in helping us to craft innovative content, and produce what has become Australia’s Most-Read Golf Magazine.” The award ceremony was held at the AGMA annual dinner at Sydney’s Bonnie Doon Golf Club during last month’s Emirates Australian Open.  AGWA 2016 Honouree Peter Senior presented the awards in front of dignitaries from the International and local golf scene including Mr John Hopkins OAM  the Chair of Golf Australia and Mr Keith Macintosh the Captain of the R&A. Other winners included Brett Robinson (Australian Turfgrass Journal) who captured two awards, “Best News Report” and “Best Visual Medium”; Bruce Matthews (Golf Victoria Magazine) for “Best Feature”, Bruce Young (iseekgolf) for “Best Reportage, Women’s Golf”; and CHANNEL 7 for “Best Electronic Media.” The Australian Golf Media Awards were created for media professionals who cover Australian golf and golfers in the print, internet, radio, television and photography sections of the Australian Media. The judging panel is led by former Melbourne Herald editor Bruce Baskett and representatives from Golf Australia, the PGA of Australia and the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Inc.