There is plenty of history surrounding this year’s concurrent Australian Opens, not the least being both host clubs – Kingston Heath and Victoria – have (or in Victoria’s case recently had) women Presidents. On today’s episode we welcome Nikki McClure (Kingston Heath) and Sue Hosking (Victoria GC President until recently) to talk all things preparation for the tournaments as well as women and the game in general. Add leading Australian golf writer Karen Harding to the mix and you have all the ingredients for an episode full of insight and eloquence (despite her suggestion the epsiode should be titled Three Women and a Baby!)Read More
Month: November 2022
The eyes of the golf world will be firmly fixed on Australia for the next two weeks as both the Australian PGA and dual Australian Opens are payed out with some of the biggest names in the game in attendance. There’s chat about that plus sportswashing and the Qatar World Cup, what percentage of Americans believe they could win a fight against a chimpanzee and even a bit of golf chat.Read More
This is Part 1 of a series of podcasts dedicated to the History of AW Tillinghast. In our first installment we dive into Tilly’s early years, his golf career, we explore a theory that he might have been bi-polar and end this first show his break out golf design that helped catapult his career.
We are joined by Tillinghast historian and author, Phil Young.Read More
This episode is another installment of the Americans in the MidSouth episode. This time, Fred and I share memories and platitudes of the Course at Sewanee, located on the campus of Sewanee: The University of the South,Read More
Returning to one of Good-Good’s favourite topics – the role of media in golf – we return to one of Good-Good’s favourite past guests – Bill Fields.
Bill Fields maybe as close as golf gets to being graced with journalistic royalty. Among a list of remarkable writing credits Bill is a former editor of Golf World, a noted golf photographer (his photo of Larry Mize winning the 1987 Masters was the cover image of “Best Sports Stories 1988”) he is also the recipient of the 2020 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism.Read More
Blind Shots Podcast Season 4 Episode 9 – Kieran Clark, the Open Championship comes home to St. Andrews
Kieran Clark, the Digital & Social editor at Golf Shake, lives in St. Andrews, Scotland, which gave him a unique experience when the 150th Open Championship was played there on the Old Course this summer. He gets to the essence of what make the Home o…Read More
Paul Rouse joins us for an introduction to the development of the game of golf in Ireland – despite rumours to the contrary golf was not invented in Ireland – we explore some major influences including empire, the industrial revolution, the great war, the irish civil war, irish independence and partition, the changing nature of golf club memberships, the celtic tiger and what the future of Irish golf might look like.Read More
The 2023 changes to the Rules of Golf were announced this week and one change in particular caught our interest – the introduction of Rule 25 for Golfers with a Disability. It’s an important statement regarding the inclusivity of the Rules of Golf and the accessibility of the game and who better to talk to than James Gribble the CEO of Empower Golf – a full service not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to facilitate and promote golf for people living with disabilities.Read More
Our guests today are well known media personality and keen golfer Deborah Hutton and respected dermatologist Dr Anita Lasocki. In the lead up to The Longest Day, the golf challenge run by Cancer Council Victoria to raise funds for prevention programs and research into skin cancer, Deborah and Anita share with us ways in which…Read More
The game has never known such turbulent times at the professional level with the impact of the arrival of LIV Golf filtering to almost every level of the elite game. We chat about that plus why the Asia Pacific Amater and Women's Asia Amateur Pacific are important for more than just those who win.Read More