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Morri: Disrupting professional golf

Morri: Disrupting professional golf

If a question is worth asking, the answer – infuriatingly – is almost always ‘it depends’. And so it is with professional golf and where its future might lie. 25 Oct 2021
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
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
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
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
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
The Thing About Golf Podcast #48 – Ian Triggs

The Thing About Golf Podcast #48 – Ian Triggs

He’s coached some of the best players in the world to some of the game’s biggest titles but to sit and talk to Ian Triggs you'd never know it. 18 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
Morri: Olympic format fit for purpose

Morri: Olympic format fit for purpose

Winston Churchill once famously described democracy as ‘the worst form of government except for all the others’. 72-hole strokeplay at the Olympics might fall into the same category. 2 Aug 2021
Morri: Paying due to the supporting cast

Morri: Paying due to the supporting cast

The harsh reality is we will have forgotten them a year from now but the role of the supporting cast should not be overlooked at the game’s most important tournaments. 19 Jul 2021
Morri: Time to mix it up?

Morri: Time to mix it up?

Is it worth sacrificing the Solheim Cup to create a mixed Presidents Cup? That is the simple question that needs to be answered by those calling for the PGA Tour’s biennial US v Rest of the World concept to include women in the competition. 12 Jul 2021
Opinion: Where are the women?

Opinion: Where are the women?

On Monday, my colleague Rod Morri mused on the idea that golf doesn’t get a fair shake when it comes to mainstream media coverage. 8 Jul 2021
Morri: You can’t read all about it

Morri: You can’t read all about it

During our ‘The Thing About Golf’ podcast interview back in February, Mat Goggin said something which remains front of mind whenever the topic of the game’s image among the non-golf public comes up. 5 Jul 2021
MORRI: Slow play penalty impetus for introspection

MORRI: Slow play penalty impetus for introspection

The only interesting thing about slow play is the reaction of those who get penalised for it and what that tells us about ourselves. 28 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
The Thing About Golf Podcast #44 – Bill Coore

The Thing About Golf Podcast #44 – Bill Coore

In the world of golf course architecture Bill Coore is considered royalty. 16 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