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Morri: The importance of managing expectations

Morri: The importance of managing expectations

In an upcoming episode of Golf Australia magazine’s The Thing About Golf podcast, a conversation with Nick O’Hern turned to the work he does with some of Australia’s most promising young professionals. 16 May 2022
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
The Thing About Golf Podcast #64 – Brendan Jones

The Thing About Golf Podcast #64 – Brendan Jones

Brendan Jones is one of Australia’s most successful yet lowest profile international golfers. 20 Apr 2022
Morri: The journey provides tournament golf’s intrigue

Morri: The journey provides tournament golf’s intrigue

You could drive yourself mad thinking about the ‘what ifs’ in golf. 19 Apr 2022
Morri: Thai teen phenom excites in more ways than one

Morri: Thai teen phenom excites in more ways than one

Making predictions in this game is a dangerous pastime. The history books are littered with ‘can’t miss’ kids that missed and the list grows longer each year. 11 Apr 2022
Morri: ‘Why is there no Women’s Masters?’

Morri: ‘Why is there no Women’s Masters?’

What a show the talented young women put on at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur at the weekend. 4 Apr 2022
The Thing About Golf Podcast #62 – Vaughan Somers

The Thing About Golf Podcast #62 – Vaughan Somers

He might be best known for a brilliant hole-in-one that ultimately embroiled him in a lengthy legal dispute with the tax man, but there is much more to Vaughan Somers than that magical 6-iron on the 17th hole at Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club in 1981. 30 Mar 2022
Morri: Aussie Amateur by name only

Morri: Aussie Amateur by name only

The professionalisation of elite amateur golf in this country becomes complete this week when the top finishers at the Australian Amateur Championship will be paid prizemoney for the first time. 28 Mar 2022
Morri: Less for pros, more for the rest of us

Morri: Less for pros, more for the rest of us

Less distance for pros and elite amateurs but more for those who need it. That looks to be the trade off the R&A and USGA are seeking as they inch ever closer to a roll back of distance at the top levels of the game. 21 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
Morri: A week is a long time in professional golf

Morri: A week is a long time in professional golf

For a game that moves notoriously slowly it was a whirlwind weekend both on and off the course in the world of professional golf. 21 Feb 2022
The Thing About Golf Podcast #58 – Gerri O'Callaghan

The Thing About Golf Podcast #58 – Gerri O'Callaghan

Geraldine O’Callaghan is one of just a handful of female course superintendents in Australia. 2 Feb 2022
Morri: All slow play not created (or treated) equal

Morri: All slow play not created (or treated) equal

Golf is the most infuriating of games but golf commentary (of the social media variety, not the TV kind) trumps it. 31 Jan 2022
Morri: Time for a tee change

Morri: Time for a tee change

The year might be new but the arguments in golf are old and one of the most archaic raised its ugly head before 2022 was even 48 hours old. 10 Jan 2022
Morri: Tiger’s return reminds us of his departure

Morri: Tiger’s return reminds us of his departure

One of the first things you learn as a cadet reporter is there are only six questions which make a story newsworthy: it is either the who, what, when, where, how or why of any given event. 20 Dec 2021
Golf Australia Magazine claims multiple industry awards

Golf Australia Magazine claims multiple industry awards

The Australian Golf Media Association (AGMA) presented its annual awards for the local golf media industry on Thursday evening. Golf Australia magazine taking home three gongs across a variety of categories. 16 Dec 2021
Morri: Golf at its cruellest

Morri: Golf at its cruellest

“It’s a hard job, but it’s not a real job” – Mike Clayton, circa 1997. 13 Dec 2021
Morri: The three most aggravating words in golf

Morri: The three most aggravating words in golf

If, like me, you’re not a fan of the term ‘grow the game’ then prepare to endure a world of pain in the next month or two. 6 Dec 2021
Morri: Much more to golf than distance

Morri: Much more to golf than distance

It’s been a while since we talked distance in this digital space but given the topic is never far from the surface (no matter which side of the debate you’re on) let’s give it another whirl this week. 22 Nov 2021
Morri: Why do we play golf?

Morri: Why do we play golf?

“The ‘rules’ of golf are to score as low as possible,” he said, “but the PURPOSE of golf is for you to decide.” 15 Nov 2021