Golf Features

Morri: When the image of perfection is just a veneer

Morri: When the image of perfection is just a veneer

There was an awful lot to like about the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur but that shouldn’t earn the world’s best-known golf club a free pass for what they got wrong. 10 Apr 2019
Morri: Kuchar right to play by the rules

Morri: Kuchar right to play by the rules

The incident was bad enough but the response to it – much of it from people who should know better – was genuinely confronting. 3 Apr 2019
TESTED: Srixon 2019 Z-Star & Z-Star XV golf balls

TESTED: Srixon 2019 Z-Star & Z-Star XV golf balls

The sixth generation Z-Star from Srixon will suit a wide variety of players who opt for premium model golf balls, while the Z-Star XV will appeal to higher swing speed players and those who enjoy a firmer feel. 3 Apr 2019
TESTED: Ping Sigma 2 Putters

TESTED: Ping Sigma 2 Putters

Available in nine different shapes offered in a variety of finishes and stroke types and with an adjustable shaft from 32-36 inches, there is a Ping Sigma 2 putter for every type of golfer and putting preference. 1 Apr 2019
Top-100 Spotlight: Narooma Golf Club

Top-100 Spotlight: Narooma Golf Club

Lying approximately halfway between Sydney and Melbourne on the NSW South Coast, the small regional town of Narooma is home to great natural wonders, including one of this country’s most visually striking courses. 29 Mar 2019
Morri: Not so picture perfect golf

Morri: Not so picture perfect golf

So deep is the obsession with the year’s first men’s major that there is a website dedicated to counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until The Masters is upon us. 28 Mar 2019
European Vocation: Jake McLeod

European Vocation: Jake McLeod

A twenty-something planning a year travelling around Europe is nothing new. Jake McLeod’s arrival in the Old World in 2019 won’t be any holiday as he takes his place as a European Tour rookie. 27 Mar 2019
Exclusive Interview: Chucky’s Back

Exclusive Interview: Chucky’s Back

When Charles Howell III arrived on the PGA Tour he was anointed as the young gun most likely to challenge Tiger Woods at the height of his game. Seventeen years on, history tells a different tale. 26 Mar 2019
Matt Wallace: The not so quiet achiever

Matt Wallace: The not so quiet achiever

Englishman Matt Wallace won three European Tour titles in 2018 but was still controversially overlooked for a spot in the Ryder Cup. His push for a place in the 2020 team has already begun. 22 Mar 2019
Morri: Golf’s Image Problem

Morri: Golf’s Image Problem

News of the closure of Sydney’s Hudson Park golf course this past week got me thinking – again – about the future of the game in this country. 21 Mar 2019
Daddo: ‘The search’ just keeps on giving

Daddo: ‘The search’ just keeps on giving

It’s been an exhaustive search to find the place that no thinking golfer will go. And now, it would seem I’ve finally found my Nirvana. 20 Mar 2019
Morri: The PGA Tour's major play

Morri: The PGA Tour's major play

Whether it was a verbal slip up or part of a deliberate conspiracy, David Duval let the cat out of the bag last week. 14 Mar 2019
In Arnie’s honour

In Arnie’s honour

The professional game wouldn’t be where it is without Arnold Palmer. The beloved American revolutionised the money-making ability of golf pros. So while the modern player readily pays tribute to ‘The King’, do they have an obligation to play tournaments named in his and other legends’ honour, like this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational? 7 Mar 2019
Morri: Settle down now, children

Morri: Settle down now, children

Divided. That, sadly, is the one word answer I would feel compelled to give if asked to sum up golf right now. 7 Mar 2019
TESTED: Srixon Soft Feel and UltiSoft golf balls

TESTED: Srixon Soft Feel and UltiSoft golf balls

Despite both having the word soft in the name and the same price per dozen, there is some significant differences between the performance of Srixon’s Soft Feel and UltiSoft golf balls. See what happened when we tested them head to head. 1 Mar 2019
Morri: The game’s true entertainers

Morri: The game’s true entertainers

Why is it that more people don’t like or watch women’s golf? If the goal of professional golf is to entertain – and I am of the firm belief it is – then sheer bloody mindedness is the only possible reason for a golfer not to take an interest in the women’s game. 28 Feb 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Oman, This is Different

EXCLUSIVE: Oman, This is Different

Travel the globe and you are likely to find an Aussie in the golf industry in almost every corner. And for those who follow tournament golf closely, an unknown name on an entry list each week offers little surprise. Even considering this, Kieren Pratt teeing it up in the Middle East this week is an underdog story for the ages. 28 Feb 2019
Club of the Month: Concord Golf Club

Club of the Month: Concord Golf Club

One of Sydney’s best-known clubs has been transformed through the creative eyes of course architect Tom Doak and the results are stunning. 26 Feb 2019
Profile: Eddie Pepperell

Profile: Eddie Pepperell

He’s well aware that his jokey persona has led some circles of the golfing media to christen him a party-boy, but Eddie Pepperell insists he’s nothing of the sort. Here he talks exclusively to Golf Australia about courting controversy, career ambitions, and his willingness to accept his flaws. 24 Feb 2019
Huggan: A wager too far?

Huggan: A wager too far?

Golf and gambling have always been comfortable bedfellows, both on and off the record. 22 Feb 2019
Daddo: A Youthful Love of the Game

Daddo: A Youthful Love of the Game

Legendary Australian artist Ken Done once said he wanted to “paint like a five year old.” 22 Feb 2019