opinion

Opinion: Golf and mental health

Opinion: Golf and mental health

The benefits of golf on mental health have been espoused many times. Particularly over the previous 18 months. 18 Jun 2021
Morri: Golf (not women’s or men’s) the winner

Morri: Golf (not women’s or men’s) the winner

There is an assumption that events like the Vic Open and last weekend’s Scandinavian Mixed are predominantly focussed on raising the profile of women’s golf. 15 Jun 2021
Morri: Time, timing and tournament golf

Morri: Time, timing and tournament golf

It’s the stuff that mathematical analysis can’t account for in golf. That combination of time and timing, intangibles like momentum and the inability of the human brain to switch off. 7 Jun 2021
Morri: Less leads to so much more

Morri: Less leads to so much more

We weren’t privy to television coverage of the most remarkable result in golf this past weekend and one can’t help but wonder whether it may have been the most interesting to watch, also. 31 May 2021
Morri: A radio revelation

Morri: A radio revelation

She wasn’t talking about following golf from the other side of the world but Joni Mitchell had it right in the 60’s when she noted that ‘you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone’. 24 May 2021
Morri: Ariya the toast of Thailand

Morri: Ariya the toast of Thailand

Rory McIlroy’s drought breaking PGA Tour win in Charlotte will grab the bulk of the attention from the world of professional golf this week but it was half a world away where the better story unfolded. 10 May 2021
Opinion: Independent contractors no more?

Opinion: Independent contractors no more?

Just when many wondered whether the Premier Golf League was gone, the renamed Super Golf League and its Saudi Arabian financial support has jumped back into focus. 5 May 2021
Morri: The rich get richer

Morri: The rich get richer

There’s a saying in business that it is one’s competitors who actually determines one’s pricing. It’s quite a simple concept when you think about it and explains to some extent the announcement last week of the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program. 27 Apr 2021
Morri: Tough to even get to the top

Morri: Tough to even get to the top

The biggest change in professional golf over the past 40 years may not be in equipment but competitiveness. 19 Apr 2021
Opinion: A winning week for diversity

Opinion: A winning week for diversity

It is somewhat fitting that at a tournament and golf club not known for its diverse membership and inclusive policies for much of its history, that the diversity of golf took centre stage at the beginning and end of the Masters. 14 Apr 2021
Morri: Augusta National changing the game once again

Morri: Augusta National changing the game once again

For all its ties to the past and the constant citing of tradition, there is one area where Augusta National is ushering in the future. 12 Apr 2021
Opinion: Norman’s most significant major contribution

Opinion: Norman’s most significant major contribution

Tuesday this week marked a significant moment in Australian golf history, and one of the biggest personally. 7 Apr 2021
Morri: Augusta National falls short with ANWA

Morri: Augusta National falls short with ANWA

Credit where it’s due, as the saying goes, so a teaspoon of credit to Augusta National amongst the bucket of criticism that is to follow. 5 Apr 2021
Opinion: Tortoises should have to watch the hare

Opinion: Tortoises should have to watch the hare

Those guilty of it often don’t even know they do it. The outraged often identify the wrong cause of the issue. And the ruling powers are yet to effectively combat it. The issue at hand is, of course, slow play. 31 Mar 2021
Opinion: Aussie golf gets it right again

Opinion: Aussie golf gets it right again

Tournament golf in this country has not been short of critics in the past, primarily due to the shrinking men’s schedule. But recent years have seen this country innovate and evolve, with last week just the latest example. 10 Mar 2021
Morri: Distance and golf’s footprint issue

Morri: Distance and golf’s footprint issue

The potential for changes to equipment will understandably grab the limelight in discussions about the Distance Insights Report but it is elsewhere within the study that the most important work is being done. 15 Feb 2021
Morri: Spieth’s welcome return

Morri: Spieth’s welcome return

The question is so compelling because it has no obvious answer: What is it that makes some players so much more ‘watchable’ than others? 8 Feb 2021
Morri: More to McIlroy than victories

Morri: More to McIlroy than victories

Some say it’s Jimenez, others vote for DeChambeau but for mine the most interesting man in golf is – and has been for a long time – Rory McIlroy. 25 Jan 2021
Morri: Spieth’s career obituary a little premature

Morri: Spieth’s career obituary a little premature

For all sorts of reasons I haven’t been following the week to week professional game as closely as I once did (as anyone who follows my weekly tips should already have worked out). 17 Aug 2020
Opinion: Dress code for the success of the game

Opinion: Dress code for the success of the game

The mere mention of dress code and golf somewhere near one another is enough to cause furious debate. 10 Jun 2020
Opinion: Sydney’s potential public paradise

Opinion: Sydney’s potential public paradise

Any golfer with an interest in course architecture or accessibility will likely have heard of Winter Park Golf Course in Florida. 4 Jun 2020