The COVID-19 induced golf boom of 2020 was one of the weird silver linings in a year unlike any other. Participation rates, numbers of rounds, and memberships sold were up across the board in places where golf was deemed a relatively safe form of recreation. For the purposes of this discussion, it paused many municipalities’ slow assault against public golf courses, as revenues once thought gone forever again filled city coffers. Unfortunately, this era of good feelings sentiment doesn’t extend everywhere and will not last forever.
Rod Morri is an award-winning Australian golf journalist with more than 20 years experience. He’s covered everything from major tournaments to junior golf at the local level, beginning his life in the media as a daily news reporter for News Limited in Sydney, and now writes a column for Golf Australia. He is one of the godfathers of the golf podcasting game, beginning his burgeoning podcast empire with State of the Game, which he has parlayed into the Talkin Golf Network of shows, of which The Blind Shots Podcast is a proud member.
I hope you find the discussion engaging, or at least mildly entertaining. Who knows, maybe you have the crazy idea that might assuage my worries about the entire thing.