Golf Features

Morri: Par for the courses

Morri: Par for the courses

If golf were a mathematical formula, the world should be in equilibrium right now after events on the major men’s Tours this past week. 18 Oct 2021
Outback Golf Rush

Outback Golf Rush

Over six weeks, more than 150 golfers swung and putted their way through the beautiful Queensland outback for one of the world’s unique golfing events. Our correspondent was among them. 18 Oct 2021
Ogilvy: Can our rising young stars make it post-pandemic?

Ogilvy: Can our rising young stars make it post-pandemic?

If I delve back into my memory banks, between the ages of 18 and 24 is when I improved the most as a golfer. 13 Oct 2021
Morri: The trouble with women’s golf

Morri: The trouble with women’s golf

This past week offered up a unique insight into the often confusing and frustrating conundrum that is women’s golf at the top level (the business, not the playing). 11 Oct 2021
Top-100 Spotlight: Ocean Dunes

Top-100 Spotlight: Ocean Dunes

One of the treasured qualities of the acclaimed links layouts of Great Britain and Ireland is the natural setting – wild windswept holes rolling between sand dunes that have been in existence for centuries are the norm. 11 Oct 2021
50 Rounds of ‘WOW’ in Australia & New Zealand

50 Rounds of ‘WOW’ in Australia & New Zealand

There are more than 1,800 golf courses in Australia and New Zealand, but only a small percentage have the ingredients – the setting, history, dramatic holes, the tournament dramas – that combine to take your breath away during a round. 6 Oct 2021
Remembering Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tour win, 25 years later

Remembering Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tour win, 25 years later

It is sometimes difficult to fathom, but the media circus has travelled with Tiger Woods since before even Twitter and Facebook dominated our world. 5 Oct 2021
Morri: The Bryson effect

Morri: The Bryson effect

According to that most reliable of sources – Twitter – the sport of Long Drive has a whole new legion of fans thanks to Bryson DeChambeau. 5 Oct 2021
Morri: Behaviour not just a crowd issue

Morri: Behaviour not just a crowd issue

Imagine, if you can, Peter Thomson chugging beer and inciting the crowd on the first tee of a major international golf event. 27 Sep 2021
Huggan: Europe’s Ryder Cup imbalance

Huggan: Europe’s Ryder Cup imbalance

It’s only been “Europe” since 1979, of course. Before that, hapless bands of professional stragglers drawn from only Great Britain and Ireland made biennial attempts to take on the might of the United States of America in the Ryder Cup. 21 Sep 2021
Morri: The vax and nothing but the vax

Morri: The vax and nothing but the vax

If you thought the distance debate was polarising, prepare for the storm over the coming wave of ‘no jab-no play’ policies at Australian golf clubs. 20 Sep 2021
Morri: A reality check for the ‘relatable’ crowd

Morri: A reality check for the ‘relatable’ crowd

Fellas, stop kidding yourselves. The game played by golf’s best women is not, and never will be, ‘relatable’ to us male club golfers. 13 Sep 2021
Clayton: Hard golf doesn't always equal good golf

Clayton: Hard golf doesn't always equal good golf

One of the game’s great misconceptions is to equate an arduous golf course or a particularly difficult hole with good golf. 8 Sep 2021
Tasmania: Golf Tourism’s Titan

Tasmania: Golf Tourism’s Titan

It’s quite funny, really, that without one potato farmer taking an almighty risk, an entire state would almost certainly be without one of its strongest sources of tourism. 8 Sep 2021
Top-100 Spotlight: Meadow Springs G&CC

Top-100 Spotlight: Meadow Springs G&CC

Have you ever considered the importance of a golf course’s routing in creating enjoyable, interesting golf? 7 Sep 2021
Morri: Rules are rules

Morri: Rules are rules

No other sport does a rules snafu quite like golf, as evidenced by the ‘debacle du jour’ from the Solheim Cup this past week. 6 Sep 2021
Review: Links Lady Bay

Review: Links Lady Bay

A round at Links Lady Bay encapsulates everything that is enjoyable about links golf – the elements, beautifully defined terrain, firm playing surfaces and a little bit of ‘lady’ luck. 6 Sep 2021
Morri: Pros and participation are golf’s chicken and egg

Morri: Pros and participation are golf’s chicken and egg

Robin Williams’ favourite joke was actually a cartoon. The illustration depicts a chicken and an egg lying in bed, each smoking a cigarette. 30 Aug 2021
Morri: Laura the legend

Morri: Laura the legend

If you’re making the case for golf Exhibit A – the legend that is Laura Davies – must surely be among the first entered into evidence? 23 Aug 2021
Morri: Golf is unique, for the better

Morri: Golf is unique, for the better

It’s an almost never ending quest among industry types to look to other sports for ways to ‘fix’ golf. 16 Aug 2021
Morri: The Gap

Morri: The Gap

The gap between the elite and recreational player has never been wider yet golf retains its unique ability to both elevate the duffer and humiliate the champion in almost equal measure. 9 Aug 2021