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SOG 114: Lawrence Donegan On McKellar, Matchplay and More

McKellar Magazine co-founder Lawrence Donegan joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to talk about his recent trip to Scotland, the performance of his son Niall at the British Boys Championship, the success and future of McKellar magazine and more. And there’s a special reward for those who stick around till the end, after you hear it click the link below and enjoy.

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Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 18, ft. Davis Love III

Davis Love III needs no introduction. But just in case, he’s a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has logged over 20 PGA Tour victories, won the 1997 PGA Championship, was twice victorious at The Players Championship and is a two-time Ryder Cup cap…

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Ep 088: Veteran Golf Writer Bill Fields joins the show

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.

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The Thing About Golf #48: Ian Triggs

He’s coached some of the best players in the world to some of the game’s biggest titles but to sit and talk to Ian Triggs you’d never know it. In a world where being a high-profile coach can be a lucrative business, Triggs is as happy working with Brookwater’s double digit handicap members as he is mentoring rising stars like Elvis Smylie. In this enlightening chat with host Rod Morri, Triggs reveals how the search for answers to what derailed his own promising playing career led him to be one of the most sought after coaches of his generation.

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Episode 72: TGH 72: The Legacy of Willie Park Senior

TalkinGolf History welcomes the Great Grandson of our first major championship winner to the show to discuss his Great Grandfather’s Legacy – the first Open Championship winner, 4 time Open Champion, brother to an Open Champion and son to a two-time Open Champion.

The Park Legacy is not spoken with the same reverance we give to his counterpart who lived in St Andrews. On our show, Mungo Park and I discuss why the voices of the Park’s have been muted by time along with the golfing history of the Honourable Town known as Musselburgh.

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SOG 112: Richard Gillis and Golf’s New World Order

For just the second time in its 12-year history, State of the Game bears an ‘Explicit’ badge this week. Why, you ask? You’ll need to listen to find out but among the topics covered are: Is ‘Strategic Alliance’ really just code for a PGA Tour takeover of the European Tour? And if so, is that a bad thing? One of sports business’ best analysts Richard Gillis joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri on Episode 113 to dissect what’s happening at the top end of professional golf.

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Ep 087: Ali Whitaker and Mike Clayton

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 golf in Tokyo? 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.

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Ep 086: An Olympics rant and Golf’s New World Order

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.

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The Thing About Golf #47: Renton Laidlaw

Peter Alliss might have had golf’s most recognisable voice but it’s almost a dead heat with Scotland’s Renton Laidlaw. In a career spanning more than 50 years there is barely a medium he hasn’t contributed to, from books and newspapers to magazines and TV. Renton, as he is simply known to so many, sat down with The Thing About Golf’s John Huggan to reflect on a lifetime in the game unlike few have ever experienced.

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