public golf

Morri: Golf. A rich person’s sport?

Morri: Golf. A rich person’s sport?

“Golf. A rich person’s sport.” Five words and two full stops but what an insight this recent Twitter post gave us into the world of golf. 26 Apr 2022
Opinion: The beauty of the anti-Augusta

Opinion: The beauty of the anti-Augusta

There is nothing quite like Masters week. 7 Apr 2022
Morri: The Players Series reinforces value of public golf

Morri: The Players Series reinforces value of public golf

What did the rain shortened TPS at Bonne Doon at the weekend have to do with making the case for funding public golf? 7 Mar 2022
The Thing About Golf Podcast #60 – Sandy Jamieson

The Thing About Golf Podcast #60 – Sandy Jamieson

In urban centres across the world there is pressure on public courses and the space they occupy. 2 Mar 2022
Morri: Good for the soul

Morri: Good for the soul

Later this week we will release episode 60 of Golf Australia Magazine’s The Thing About Golf podcast and there is much to chew on from our guest, Sandy Jamieson. 28 Feb 2022
Review: Nudgee Golf Club

Review: Nudgee Golf Club

With a Centenary year fast approaching, Brisbane’s Nudgee Golf Club is on the cusp of completing what is arguably the most exciting project in their long history. 23 Feb 2022
Morri: Northcote a potential blueprint for public golf

Morri: Northcote a potential blueprint for public golf

If you’re a user of social media you likely noticed the emergence this past week of a petition to save Melbourne’s Northcote Public Golf Course. 1 Nov 2021
Golf boom confirmed by AusPlay statistics

Golf boom confirmed by AusPlay statistics

The boom in Australian golf has been confirmed by official AusPlay statistics released today. 25 Jun 2021
Morri: The wider impact of long rough

Morri: The wider impact of long rough

Great US Open finish, great winner, great story. Great golf stuff all round. 21 Jun 2021
Morri: Golf at Moore Park not just a numbers game

Morri: Golf at Moore Park not just a numbers game

It might be a game of numbers but golf – and especially public golf – is much more than a numbers game. 22 Mar 2021
Morri: The misinformed attack on public golf

Morri: The misinformed attack on public golf

It’s tiring – and frankly tiresome – to constantly argue about public golf with people who are not only completely uninformed about the game but apparently wilfully ignorant. 22 Feb 2021
Morri: Making cents out of Moore Park debate

Morri: Making cents out of Moore Park debate

It’s not the most important facet of the discussion but the financial reality of Sydney Lord Mayor Clove Moore’s plan to cut Moore Park Golf Course to nine holes shouldn’t be overlooked. 30 Nov 2020
Morri: Why golf needs to change its narrative

Morri: Why golf needs to change its narrative

It’s difficult to put your finger on just what it is about this game that seems to get into the bloodstream. 9 Nov 2020
Clayton: Australia’s Scottish lesson

Clayton: Australia’s Scottish lesson

“At least 25 percent of the golf courses need to be converted into mountain bike trails. The rest can be used for walks and picnics, off-leash dog runs, boot camps and community veggie gardens. Maybe keep one for posterity.” 21 Oct 2020
Morri: Learning to share

Morri: Learning to share

We’ve known for a couple of months that COVID has given golf a major participation boost but what is less obvious is how the game (or more precisely, the industry) intends to harness this new-found interest. 19 Oct 2020
Labor lends support to public golf in Sydney

Labor lends support to public golf in Sydney

Like so many other public golf courses, particularly in Sydney, Marrickville Golf Club in the city’s Inner West is faced with an uncertain future. However, the club received a strong showing of support via a Labor party statement today. 16 Sep 2020
McIlroy wants more majors at public courses

McIlroy wants more majors at public courses

Rory McIlroy says golf should stage more of its biggest tournaments at public courses to make the game more accessible. 6 Aug 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
Morri: Moore vs. Moore Park

Morri: Moore vs. Moore Park

It’s difficult to know how best to respond to Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s latest salvo in her ongoing campaign to halve the size of one of the country’s busiest golf courses. 25 May 2020
Morri: A new defence of public golf

Morri: A new defence of public golf

In light of some unexpected feedback to a column on the closure of the council-owned Hudson Park golf course in Sydney last month, two interesting pieces of correspondence have emerged on this topic in the past two weeks. 26 Apr 2019