Co-Host of The Good-Good Golf Podcast
Rod is an award-winning golf journalist with more than 20 years experience and has covered everything from major tournaments to junior golf at the local level. Rod began his life in the media as a daily news reporter for News Limited in Sydney.
Rod Morri has hosted 136 Episodes.
Ep 025: All About Seve
March 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 26 mins
In golf, the true greats are known by a single name. And just like Arnie, Jack, Tiger and Hogan, Seve takes his place as one of the best and most important ever to play the game. The Spaniard was charisma personified, both on and off the course, and taken all too early in 2011. If The Masters hadn't been postponed, this year would have marked the 40th anniversary of his first Green Jacket win and while there is no excuse needed it served as the ideal reason for an in depth chat about one of the game's most popular players. Join former caddie Billy Foster and fellow European Tour players Tony Johnstone and Mike Clayton as they reminisce about one of the most exciting players ever to pick up club.
Ep 024: Might Covid 19 Be Good For Golf?
March 24th, 2020 | 59 mins 59 secs
With a world spinning seemingly out of control there are lots of questions about where golf should fit in the new world order. There are no right or wrong answers but on Episode 24 Rod Morri and Adrian Logue are joined by Dave Hill (aka One Bearded Golfer) to thrash out some of the issues. It's a rambling chat but what else are you going to talk about at a time like this?
Ep 023: Anyone For a Top 100 Courses Debate?
March 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
If you want to start an argument in golf there are a couple of surefire topics that will do it and the ranking of the country's top 100 courses is one of them. On Episode 23 of Good Good, Golf Australia Magazine Editor Brendan James joins us in studio to discuss the where, what, when, how and why of his publication's biennial list. It's a fascinating discussion that wanders in a few different directions including (despite best efforts to avoid it) the impact of the COVID 19.
Ep 022: The Mad Americans In Studio
March 9th, 2020 | 1 hr 16 mins
They're the heavy weights of Golf Twitter and it was a privilege for Good Good to host Michael Wolf, Jon Cavalier and Nigel Islam in studio for a rambling chat about all things golf and all things Australia. From Royal Melbourne to Barwon Heads and NSW to Royal Adelaide, Wolf, Cavalier and their less well known but incredibly knowledgeable travel companion Nigel Islam had a great time in Australia and have some interesting observations about the golf culture and courses in these parts.
Ep 020: Mike Clayton. Enough Said
February 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
The always popular and insightful Mike Clayton joins Episode 20 of the show to discuss Steph Kyriacou's remarkable victory at Bonville, the Peter Kostis revelations on the No Laying Up podcast, the Golf Premier League and plenty more as well.
Ep 019: Golf From The Non Golfer's Perspective
February 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
There's always hand wringing in golf about growing the numbers of people who play but do we ever stop to ask why it is non golfers aren't already swinging a club? After a brilliant piece in The Irish Times last week chronicling her journey to 13th Beach to watch fellow Irish woman Leona Maguire we catch up with former Olympic silver medallist Sonia O'Sullivan to find out what golf looks like to the outside world.
Ep 018: John Huggan On All Things Golf
February 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
John Huggan is one of the most respected and forthright voices in the game and he joins Rod Morri and Adrian Logue on Episode 18 to talk Vic Open, Min Woo Lee, the Distance Insights Report and more. There's also news about Derek Duncan and a special announcement about the long awaited return of the much loved Book Club.
Ep 017: From The Vic Open with Flic Johnson
February 5th, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
It might not be Australia's most important championship but as a spectator is it the country's best tournament. The mixed men's and women's Vic Opens are a highlight of the golf calendar each year and with host Rod Morri on site at 13th beach this week it was a great opportunity to sit down with LET player Felicity Johnson to talk all things golf.
Ep 016: Golf as Business With Richard Gillis
January 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
For most of us golf is a passion but it is also big business with both the professional circuits and the amateur game generating large sums of money. Sports business expert Richard Gillis is one of the leading analysts of sport and its associated marketing and he joins episode 16 to look at some of the issues - both good and bad - confronting golf.
Ep 015: Course Architect Harley Kruse
January 20th, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
Sydney based golf course architect Harley Kruse comes into the studio for episode 15 to talk all things course design, technology and the future of golf.
Ep 014: Sandy Jamieson and One Club Golf
January 13th, 2020 | 52 mins 47 secs
There may be no more intimidating game for a beginner than golf and perhaps no more intimidating place to try to do it than on a golf course. But one Melbourne professional has an idea to change all that and he's our guest today on Episode 14. Sandy Jamieson operates the Oakleigh Public Golf Course in Melbourne and his One Club concept is already helping to change the face of the game there. But he hopes to make a much broader impact over time, as you'll hear.
Ep 013: The Episode We Weren't Meant To Have
December 17th, 2019 | 59 mins 41 secs
We were supped to call it a day after last week's Presidents Cup preview but really, how could we not rehash the brilliant week at Royal Melbourne? Some of Adrian Logue's finest work on Episode 13 as he introduces us to the 'Buffoon versus Class Act' breakdown of the players and takes aim at everyone from television to the PGA Tour. We hope you enjoy this final episode of 2019 and thanks for all your support over the course of the year and we look forward to coming back to do it all again in 2020.
Ep 012: RM - The Grand Old Girl of Australian Golf
December 12th, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and their respective teams will take centre stage at this week's Presidents Cup but for many golfers it is the Royal Melbourne course - and how it plays for 24 of the world's best - that will be of most interest. On Episode 12 we meet two Royal Melbourne Golf Club members to find out what it is like to play host to an event the size of the Presidents Cup as well as some discussion about the place of the course in the game more broadly.
Ep 011: Thunderbirds Are Go
December 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 23 mins
Course ranking lists, social media and golf course design, watching the pros up close and Derek's sticky balls. All that and more on Episode 11 of the Good Good Golf Podcast.
Ep 010: A Piccolo To Go
November 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 16 mins
Should the Australian Open join forces with the European Tour? Will the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA merge and if they did, would it be a good thing? And when will we see some innovation in the way golf is broadcast on TV? Just some of the eclectic mix of topics on a stream of consciousness episode 10 of The Good Good Golf Podcast.
Ep 009: It's Hot At Christmas? That's Just Weird
November 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
If people like things about golf that are different to you, does that mean they are doing it wrong? Why does golf need to invite communities into their space? What's more important - name tags for the staff or an interesting green complex? These are just some of the talking points on Episode Nine of The Good Good Golf Podcast.