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SOG 112: PGL v PGA Tour

Washington journalist and golf nut Arthur MacMillan joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to chat Premier Golf League, Jon Rahm and Covid, the US Open and plenty more.

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Ep 079: Women At The US Women’s Open

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 what making golf interesting.

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Episode 68: TGH 68: The Englishman, Tony Jacklin

On Episode #68 we are joined by Hall of Famer, Two Time Major Champion, Ryder Cup Hero and Captain…Tony Jacklin!

This is Part 1 of a series of podcasts with Tony Jacklin.
In part 1 we dive into his early days playing the game, how he rose to the professional ranks and his major championship success and even failures. In the next installment we will dive into the Ryder Cup.

Not to be missed: His stories of Ben Hogan, Peter Thomson and Bobby Locke.

Mr. Jacklin is now a master woodworker who specializes in Marquetry. To view and even purchase his work please visit the link below:

https://tonyjacklinmarquetry.co.uk

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Ep 078: Richard Kaufman talks US Women’s Open, Naomi Osaka and more

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.

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The Thing About Golf #43: Padraig Harrington

Three majors and a Ryder Cup captaincy might be the highlights of a stellar career but as John Huggan puts it in the introduction, the most impressive thing about Padraig Harrington is that he’s basically a good bloke. Harrington sits down with Huggan a week after finishing a remarkable T4 at the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, a performance that went largely unheralded thanks to the even more remarkable play of Phil Mickelson. The pair talk elite golf, how to know if a player choked, slow play, the distance debate and much, much more in a wildly entertaining episode of The Thing About Golf.

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Ep 077: Phil, The Saudis and the Australian Open

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.

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Ep 076: he Dark Side Of Greg Chalmers

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.

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Episode 75: Troy Miller

Designer Troy Miller worked for Landmark Land Co. for a decade, building golf courses around North America, before leaving the company to settle down in his hometown of Charleston, SC. The move put him in a unique position to do something he’d first en…

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Ep 075: The Other Side of Architecture with Harley Kruse

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 the environment. There is also an update on the intriguing Kameruka project in southern NSW.

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