The Good-Good Golf Podcast

TalkinGolf Productions

Good-Good is the golf show for the serious golfer. We celebrate everything great about the game, from course architecture to promoting public golf.

All Episodes

One Bearded Golfer (AKA Dave Hill) joins the pod for a review of the recent National Links Trust symposium on public golf. Dave attended digitally and reports on some of the ideas that came out of the event. Links mentioned on this episode: National Links Trust Municipal Golf Symposium https://nltsymposiumonmunicipalgolf.splashthat.com One Bearded Golfer https://onebeardedgolfer.com OBG’s Scorecard rant https://onebeardedgolfer.com/2020/01/02/a-story-about-a-scorecard/ Skratch Golf video on London Scottish Golf Club https://youtu.be/A0qlPpOyNyE Bernard Darwin - The Golf Courses of the British Isles https://www.gutenberg.org/files/44623/44623-h/44623-h.htm

Nov 24

1 hr 3 min

It's a funny old game, professional golf. The players are the stars of the show though they get little effective say in how their own industry is run. Reigning NSW Open and Moonah Links PGA Classic winner Bryden Macpherson is one of a handful of Australian players trying to change that with the formation of the Oceania Golf Players Association, a group of pros that would like to have more input into the workings of professional golf in Australia. Links menitoned on this episode: Jimmy Emanuel's excellent article (https://www.golfaustralia.com.au/news/exclusive-inside-the-ogpa-571987) on the OGPA The OGPA website (https://www.theogpa.com) OGPA on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/theogpa/) OGPA on Twitter (https://twitter.com/the_ogpa) The breakdown of the mess that is USB Standards (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB) How that mess developed (https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/standards.png) How to make a mini pavlova (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo5ATW4eq8o&t=1s)

Nov 15

1 hr 4 min

Melbourne based author and published Paul Daley is best known for his wonderful series of golf course architecture books but he has branched out with his soon to be released effort covering the life and career of the the great Seve Ballesteros. Daley join the pod to share some of his thinking in publishing the book as wells to recall some of the well known but always delightful great Seve stories. There is also a canlt miss Early Bird special where you not only save $60 off the retail price but also get your name printed in the inside cover of the book. To take advantage email Paul at fswing@bigpond.net.au. Links mentoned on this episode: Paul's interview on The Thing About Golf (https://talkingolf.com/the-thing-about-golf-4-paul-daley/) podcast

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Oct 13

1 hr 6 min

What do ironing a shirt and watching the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits have in common? Why is Homer Simpson's car in the show notes? Is long drive interesting? All that and more on Episode 92 when Golf Australia Magazine deputy Editor Jimmy Emmanuel joins the pod. Links mentioned on this episode: Homer Simpson's car (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPc-VEqBPHI)

Sep 29

1 hr 23 min

How much Ryder Cup is too much Ryder Cup? Is Mike Whan the right man at the right time for the USGA job? Does the PGL have something to offer golf? And what's to become of the Australian Open? All this and more when John Huggan joins Ep 91 of the Good-Good Golf Podcast. Links mentioend in this episode: MIke Whan's distance commments on Geoff Shackelford's site (https://www.geoffshackelford.com/homepage/2021/9/18/whan) Shackelford's cliff notes (https://www.geoffshackelford.com/homepage/2021/9/19/the-other-team-event-hanging-over-this-weeks-ryder-cup) on Phil Mickelson's podcast appearance And John Huggan's excellent Ryder Cup bias piece in Golf Australia Magazine (https://www.golfaustralia.com.au/feature/huggan-europes-ryder-cup-imbalance-570097)

Sep 22

1 hr 28 min

After a stunning week in Ohio Ireland's Leona Maguire is the toast of golf so what better time to dig into the archives and replay this 2019 chat with her from the Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville.

Sep 8

1 hr 20 min

Women and Golf Magazine Editor Emma Ballard joins the pod to talk Carnoustie, SolhiemCup, FedEx Cup, Curtis Cup, her Masters Cup and lots of other stuff on a disorganised and rambling Ep 89. Links mentioend on ths episode: Emma's interview with Annika Sorenstam (https://womenandgolf.com/news/women-and-golf-features/sorenstam-this-captaincy-is-going-to-be-a-little-bit-more-personal) John Huggan's fascinating piece (https://www.golfdigest.com/story/caddie-brian-nilsson-explains-differences-between-men-women-swings-in-pro-golf) on the differenc between caddying for mem annd women at the top level of the game.

Sep 3

1 hr 12 min

If there were world rankings for golf writers Bill Fields would've been inside the top 10 for each of the past 40 years. Twice an Editor of Golf World magazine and a multiple award winning journalist and author, Fields is regarded among his peers as one of the very best at his craft. In the shrinking world of print media Fields is no longer a full time staff writer and has instead branched out with his own newsletter, The Albatross. Links mentioned on this episode Bill Fields' newlsetter The Albatross (https://thealbatross.substack.com)

Aug 19

1 hr 6 min

Does it matter if men and women score differently when playing a tournament at the same venue? Is that a problem for Olympic golf? Was Aditi Ashok's fourth place finish the biggest and most important story for the game in The Games? Will the obsession with 9 and 18 hole courses eventually kill urban golf? All this plus some architecture talk when TV commentator Ali Whitaker joins Mike Clayton and regular hosts Rod Morri and Adrian Logue for Episode 87.

Aug 11

1 hr 7 min

If a child draws a dog-shaped dog is the Kasumigaseki Country Club a good golf course? Has the PGL found an ally in Adrian Logue? When are you too old to ride a skateboard? All intriguing questions and none of them answered when Golf Australia magazine Deputy Editor Jimmy Emanuel joins Episode 86. Links mentioned on this episode: Eamon Lynch's excellent defence (https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/08/01/opinion-golf-tokyo-summer-olympics-criticisms/) of golf's place in the Olympics

Aug 5

1 hr 8 min

Can the way golf courses are designed really have an impact on how diverse the game's base is? Canadian course architect Christine Fraser thinks so and explains why on Episode 85. Links mentioend on this episode: Christine's website (https://www.christinefraserdesign.com) Christine's 'Men only' golf club brush (https://twitter.com/cfgolfdesign/status/1411433397528969222?s=20) Video from Christine's day at Dentonia Park in Toronto (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yYQOI3WyKBM&feature=youtu.be)

Jul 27

1 hr 3 min

Pat Jones has spent his life lobbying on behalf of and telling the stories of turf specialists at every level. Last month he took exception to a column written by Good Good co-host Rod Morri about water use at the US Open at Torrey Pines. So, in the interests of entertainment and education, we did the only decent thing and invited him on the pod to thrash it out. Links: The Twitter thread started by Brian Schneider on the real cost of carts (https://twitter.com/bschneider126/status/1400535284371144706)

Jul 14

1 hr 15 min

Friend of the pod and one of the game's most popular young players Meg MacLaren returns to Good Good this week to talk her victory on the Symetra Tour, what it's REALLY like trying to win, the murky world of fist pumps, writing, golf, mental strength and much, much more. Links mentionedon this episode: Logue snapped his fingers and the below link appeared like magic! Meg's outstanding post victory blog (https://megmaclaren.com/2021/06/30/winning-because-this-time-i-did/)

Jul 5

1 hr 10 min

We talk a lot about the problems confronting women in the world of golf but on episode 82 we get an insight into what some of the solutions might be. Melbourne based journalist Karen Harding produced a lengthy and thoughtful piece for the June issue of Golf Australia magazine laying out the current state of affairs for women in golf but importantly also noting some of the potential ways forward. Links mentioned on this epsidoe: Karen Harding's excellent in depth article (https://www.golfaustralia.com.au/feature/growing-the-game-the-chrysalis-moment-566360) on women and golf Follow Karen on Twitter (https://twitter.com/karenharding123)

Jul 1

1 hr 3 min

One of life's great luxuries is to talk golf with Mike Clayton. Running a close second is to listen to Clayton talk about golf. We did the former on Episode 81 so you could do the latter. Topics include Peter Thomson's writings from 1981, last week's US Open, Australians under performing, Hannah Green, Su Oh and a couple of rabbit holes as well.

Jun 23

1 hr 22 min

It's been six weeks since the golf course in the small country town of Dunedoo in NSW was severely damaged in a vandalism attack. This week we turn away from the US Open at Torrey Pines to get an update on the remarkable generosity that has seen Dunedoo start the journey to recovery with Club President Mark Gallagher and GM Ricky Bush. The third men's major of the year does get some air time but in typical Good Good fashion not in the way you'd think. Links mentioned on this episode: The GOLF NSW article (https://www.golfnsw.org.au/news/2021/06/14/37923/dunedoo-spirit-not-dampened/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dunedoo-spirit-not-dampened) by David Tease which put Dunedoo Golf Club firmly in the global golf spotlight

Jun 17

1 hr 1 min

It was a ground breaking week at the 76th US Women's Open with almost half the volunteer grounds staff made up of women from all over the US. Minnesota based golf architect Kari Haug was among that number and joins the pod this week to talk about that experience plus some thoughts on golf and its place in the community, why she wants to build a course with canal canoes and what Scotland taught her about making golf interesting. Links metnioned on this episode: Kari's website (http://www.karihaug.com) or if you want to get straight to the brilliant factoid page head here (http://www.karihaug.com)

Jun 11

58 min 30 sec

Sky Sports commentator Richard Kaufman joins episode 78 to chat about the US Women's Open but it wouldn't be Good Good if we didn't fall down some rabbit holes and this week the Naomi Osaka situation was one of them.

Jun 2

1 hr 9 min

An eclectic mix of topics might be the best way to describe Episode 77 when we are joined by John Huggan for a PGA wrap. That plan, however, soon went completely off the rails and descended into a discussion about world affairs and how to deal with Saudi Arabia and how the Masters might be key to fixing the Australian Open.

May 25

1 hr 9 min

Two time Australian Open and Australian PGA champion Greg Chalmers is known as one of the nicest guys in the game and that's as it should be. But the man they call Snake reveals his dark side on Episode 76 when he talks this week's PGA at Kiawah Island. Chalmers was in the field last time a major was played here in 2012 and well remembers just what a nasty experience the Pete Dye creation can be. Unlike nine years ago, though, this week he is hoping the course bares its teeth and gives the best in the world an examination like the game hasn't seen for some time. Links mentioned on this episode: Greg Chalmers on The Thing About Golf (https://talkingolf.com/the-thing-about-golf-25-greg-chalmers/) podcast Our network sponsor The Golf Society (https://www.thegolfsociety.com.au/?currency=AUD). donlt forget to ente TG at checkout of a 20% discount The TalkinGolf Network (https://talkingolf.com) Eamon Lynch's brilliant GolfWeek article (https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/05/19/pga-tour-saudi-league-meeting-kiawah-island/)on the Saudi backed Super League The Unoficial Partner Podcast (https://www.unofficialpartner.com/podcast/episode/1fb7874a/e45-the-champions-league-question) episode on The Champions's League

May 20

1 hr 8 min

It's not the glamorous side of golf course design but in broad terms vegetation management might be the most important aspect of the job. Course architect Harley Kruse joins Ep 75 to talk about all things golf courses and environment including the difference between native and indigenous plants and why removing trees that should never have been planted is a win for nature. There is also an update on the intriguing Kameruka (https://kamerukagolf.com) project in southern NSW. Links mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network Course atchitect Harley Kruse (https://krusegolf.com) The story of Kameruka Golf (https://www.golfaustralia.com.au/feature/exclusive-finding-kameruka-563460) The Sydney Moning Herald story (https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/royal-sydney-golf-club-removal-of-trees-will-restore-original-coastal-heathlands-20210406-p57gwp.html) featuring Harley Kruse

May 12

1 hr 7 min

On Episode 74 we'e joined by one of the younger members of the golf press when Golf Australia magazine Deputy Editor Jimmy Emmanuel joins the pod to talk modern media and where it's going as well as other happenings in the world of golf. Links mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

May 5

1 hr 4 min

After years of ridicule Good Good co-host Adrian Logue finally made the pilgrimage to Barnbougle Dunes in Tasmania and on Episode 73 answers the question on everybody's lips: how did he rate the paths? There's that plus plenty more of his unique insights into one of the world's great golf experiences in a special two man edition of Good Good. Links mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Apr 26

1 hr 15 min

As always the Masters managed to produce an incredible story in winner Hideki Matsuyama whose victory will likely have impacts beyond the golf world. Two time LET winner Meg Maclaren joins the pod to break down the interesting tidbits from the week as well as delve into the role of professional golf in the game more broadly. Links mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network Meg Maclaren's blog (https://megmaclaren.com)

Apr 13

1 hr 1 min

A thrilling finish at the ANA, Spieth back from wherever he's been and the Masters just a couple of days away. No shortage of topics to discuss with special guest John Huggan. Links mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Apr 7

1 hr 9 min

It's the first major of the year and who better to talk to about the importance of the ANA Inspiration (or the Dinah Shore as many of us still call it) in the history of the LPGA than two time winner and Australian golf legend Karrie Webb. Karrie talks about the ANWA (hint: Augusta National's women's event doesn't tick ALL the boxes), changing tournament names to suit sponsors, her own two wins and more. In part two Karrie sticks around for a bit as we chat to Golf Challenge NSW Open winner Bryden Macpherson about one of the most interesting journeys of one of the most interesting players in the game. Links mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Apr 1

1 hr 26 min

We've spent alot of time on the pod discussing the battles over public golf and its place in the broader community and most of that discussion has leaned towards the negative. But on this episode we're going to meet the GM of a public facility who are showing the way on how to get it right. Robby Stephenson runs the Council Owned Links Shell Cove south of Wollongong and has some terrific advice on how public golf can weave itself into a local community. Links mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network Robby Stephenson on Twitter (https://twitter.com/rjstephenson65?s=11) The Links Shell Cove (https://www.linksshellcove.com.au) Rod Morrri's column (https://www.golfaustralia.com.au/feature/morri-golf-at-moore-park-not-just-a-numbers-game-562440) on the Moore Park survey (https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/-/media/corporate/files/publications/surveys-case-studies-reports/engagement-report-on-reconfiguring-moore-park-golf-course_redacted.pdf?download=true)

Mar 24

1 hr

Mike Clayton is one of our favourite guests and on Episode 68 he's in fine form talking golf and the Olympics, caddying for Elvis Smylie, the aerial versus the ground game and plenty more as well.

Mar 18

58 min 10 sec

With public golf in a precarious position in many parts of Australia the game needs to make its case for remaining part of communuties and on Ep 67 Dr Brad Stenner joins us to do just that. Research conducted by Brad as part of the R&A's Golf and Health initiative indicates the game is a benefit for those who play it, especially in the over 55 age group, but says more research is needed. Links Mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Mar 8

1 hr 1 min

A throwaway comment over coffee one morning sparked a journey of discovery that ultimately uncovered the remarkable story of a lost golf course in a remote corner of NSW. Good Good co-host Adrian Logue and Sydney based course architect Harley Kruse join the pod to discuss the extraordinary story of the Kameruka golf course. Links Mentioned on this episode: The Kameruka Society (https://kamerukagolf.com) website Kameruka Golf on Twitter (https://twitter.com/KamerukaGolf) Kameruka Golf on InstaGram (https://www.instagram.com/kamerukagolf/) As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Mar 1

1 hr 6 min

Many believe golf is in a second golden age of course architecture with some of the finest minds in the field producing amazing courses around the world. But today's guest, Colin Criss, thinks we may be going too far with modern design. In a fascinating piece for The Fried Egg website last week he outlined his thoughts on 'Big' v 'Small' golf and he joins the pod this week to tease out some of those notions. Links Mentioned on this episode: Colin's essay at The Fried Egg (https://thefriedegg.com/sunday-brunch-big-golf-and-small-golf/) As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Feb 22

1 hr 11 min

One of he more intriguing aspects of the R&A and USGA Distance Insights Report is a study of how golf courses have changed in size and shape over the decades. USGA Manager of Green Section Education George Waters joins the pod for a fascinating look at the findings and how several factors - including increased hitting distance - continue to impact the game's footprint. The key findings - and a link to the in depth study - can be found here (https://t.co/YCTdCH7Uo2?amp=1). Links Mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Feb 15

1 hr 20 min

We welcome John Huggan back to he pod this week to talk all things professional golf from the lure of Jordan Spieth to the ethics of golf in Saudi Arabia. As always, it's a can't miss discussion with one of the keenest minds in the game. Links Mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Feb 9

1 hr 15 min

There was much excitement around the golf world last week with the formal announcement that the firm of Clayton, DeVries and Pont had been selected to design and build the highly anticipated Seven Mile Beach course near Hobart in Tasmania. On Episode 62 CDP partner Mike Clayton and the development's main driver, Mat Goggin, join hosts Rod Morri and Adrian Logue to discuss the project.

Feb 1

1 hr 8 min

Sydney based architect Harley Kruse joins hosts Rod Morri and Adrian Logue in studio for our first recording session of 2021. We cover the ethics of new course builds, sharing golf course space, the 'hard equals good' mindset and even a bit of Raymond Chandler. Enjoy. Links for this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Jan 26

1 hr 2 min

Thoughtful, articulate, intelligent and talented: Meg Maclaren is everything your co-hosts are not. The two time LET winner joins the pod to kick off the 2021 season covering a diverse range of topics, from her involvement in an academic study into her blogging to a near miss under lights in the desert. It's entertaining and informative and sets the bar pretty high for the rest of 2021. Links for this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Jan 18

1 hr 11 min

If one of Australia's most successful public golf facilities can be cut from 18 to nine holes what hope is there for smaller operations around the country? On Episode 59 of the Good Good podcast we'e joined by Moore Park Golf Club member Lucie Quilliam to get a local perspective on Sydney City Council's move to cut the course to nine holes. Links Mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf). Don't forget to use code TG at checkout for a 20% discount! The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Dec 2020

59 min 2 sec

2020 has been quite the journey for Lukas Michel and he joins the pod in studio in Sydney for a recap of a remarkable year. There's lots of chat about Augusta, Winged Foot and course achitecture. Links Mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf) (discount page) The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network Scott Michaux's excellent piece (https://www.globalgolfpost.com/more/quarantined-michel-reflects-on-amateurs-dream-come-true/) on Lukas The episode of The Golfing Greenkeeper (https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/ep-11-the-golfing-greenkeeper-podcast/id1511508487?i=1000500633530) (talking about Dan Soutar) as mentioned by Adrian Logue.

Dec 2020

59 min 20 sec

The course wasn't it's usual pristine best but it didn't detract from the 84th edition of the Masters at Augusta National. Carolina Golf Course Superintendent Matthew Wharton joins the pod to discuss 'Augusta Syndrome', golfer expectations and the golf course as a living breathing, entity. Links mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf) (discount page) The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network Matthew Wharton on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CGCGreenkeeper) Matthew Wharton's 2019 Masters essay (http://magazine.golfcourseindustry.com/article/may-2019/augusta-national-awesome-maintenance.aspx). Matthew's 2020 Masters essay (https://www.golfcourseindustry.com/article/masters-fall-november-turf/). Rod Morri on the joy of an imperfect Augusta (https://www.golfaustralia.com.au/feature/morri-imperfect-augusta-a-sight-for-sore-eyes-555921)

Nov 2020

1 hr 6 min

Former Tour player turned TV commentator and junior golf advocate Ewan Porter is on a Sydney golf odyssey tracing his roots in the game back to his childhood so it seemed the perfect opportunity to get him in studio for a chat. From his now infamous black sock incident at a leading Sydney club to his Junior Series and what to expect at The Masters, it's just a good old fashioned chinwag about the game and its many facets. Links mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf) (discount page) The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network Ewan Porter on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ewanports) Ewan's Adidas Golf Junior 6s Invitational (https://www.junior6sinvitational.com.au/index.php/ewan-porter/)

Nov 2020

1 hr 9 min

Two time LET winner Meghan Maclaren has attracted plenty of attention for her excellent writing, so much so that she recently took part in a collaborative university study looking at her blog and its place in the game. Co-author Dr Ali Bowes joins this week's pod (it's actually last week's pod but things got a bit hectic) to discuss the unique collaborative study plus a range of other fascinating media and women's golf issues. Links mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf) (discount page) The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network Dr Ali on Twitter (https://twitter.com/DrABowes) The study (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/2159676X.2020.1836507?journalCode=rqrs21) by Dr Ali Bowes and Niamh Kitching

Nov 2020

1 hr 10 min

We've swapped one keen golf mind for two on Ep 54. With Adrian Logue off playing golf it was generous of Mike Clayton and Harley Kruse to step in and save the day. A great chat about golf and its place in society and what the game can do to help secure its own future. Links mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf) (discount page) The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Oct 2020

1 hr 16 min

In a world of social media where anyone with an internet connection can broadcast an opinion is there still a role for trained journalists? Michael McEwan, Digital Editor of UK based magazine Bunkered, says yes and joins the pod this week to discuss. Links mentioned on this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf) (discount page) The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network Michael's opinion piece (https://www.bunkered.co.uk/golf-news/golf-media-matters-now-more-than-ever) that started it all

Oct 2020

1 hr 11 min

Two big events for John Huggan this week: he was on site at a golf tournament for the first time since February and he also got blocked by Brandel Chamblee on Twitter. Hard to imagine a better time to get him the pod (even though it's only been four weeks since his last appearance). Enjoy! Links for this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf) (discount page) The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Oct 2020

1 hr 4 min

Canadian architect Jeff Mingay joins the pod this week to discuss the role of architecture in the game beyond just creating interesting golf plus the responsibility of designers in educating the golf public about what constitutes 'good' golf. Links for this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf) (discount page) Jeff Mingay's excellent website (https://jeffmingay.com) The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Sep 2020

1 hr 28 min

There's been no shortage of whining and whinging about the US Open at Winged Foot and you'll find plenty more of it here though hopefully with a somewhat different angle. Enjoy. Links for this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf) (discount page) The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Sep 2020

1 hr 5 min

We try not to talk a bout the same stuff as everybody else on Good Good but every now and then there is no getting around it. Hopefully we at least bring some fresh perspectives to the discussion about the wall controversy at the ANA as well as what's ahead at the US Open. Links for this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf) (discount page) The TalkinGolf (https://talkingolf.com) Network

Sep 2020

1 hr

John Huggan joins Episode 48 to break down everything that is wrong with the Tour Championship (and the rest of the PGA Tour), the parlous state of the European Tour and what the future may hold, Sophia Popov not being in the ANA and plenty more as well. Links for this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf) (discount page) JOhn Huggan's piece on the US Open (https://www.golfaustralia.com.au/feature/huggan-us-open-more-like-us-ajar-552903)

Sep 2020

1 hr 20 min

No Logue this week and while we miss him there is no shortage of good content as Harley Kruse steps into the co-hosting role and we welcome golf environmental specialist Kate Torgersen to the show. Kate advises clubs on returning as many indigenous species to their property as possible (among a bunch of other stuff). Links for this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf) (discount page) Kate Torgersen on [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/environmentalgolfsolutions/, Facebook (https://m.facebook.com/EnviroGolf/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/EnviroGolf). You can see Kate's website here (https://www.envirogolf.com.au) Abbie Richards' YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi0ASmJvTJ9KPrwnnK_3GhQ) where she campaigns for golf to be banned

Sep 2020

53 min 36 sec

On episode 46 we get into a bit of good old fashioned network cross promotion when we welcome On the Tee With Dr P host Dr Kelly Price back to the show. Dr P is an academic with a particular interest in women's golf as well as the psychology of consumers in the retail space. If you're looking for a way to cure your slice or stop three putting this won't be the show for you but if you enjoy intelligent conversation about big picture topics then you've come to the right place. Links for this episode: As always, our sponsor The Golf Society (http://thegolfsociety.com.au/talkingolf) (discount page) Dr P on Twitter (https://twitter.com/DrKelly04) On The Tee With Dr P (https://talkingolf.com/show/on-the-tee-with-doctor-p/) at the TalkinGolf Network (https://talkingolf.com).

Aug 2020

1 hr 7 min