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The Thing About Golf #42: Andrea Watson

In the male dominated industry of golf club management, Yarra Yarra Golf Club General Manager Andrea Watson stands out but not only because she’s a woman. Completely new to golf when she took her first job in the dining room at Peninsula Country Club, Andrea has gone on to become one of the game’s most respected club Managers. Here, she chats with host Rod Morri about her career in golf and offers some interesting insights into what the future might hold for the golf industry.

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Ep 074: Modern Media, Money, Pro Golf and all that Stuff

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 wold of golf.

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Episode 67: TGH 67: The Birth and Death of Golf in America

Our latest episode of Golf From the Fringe: The Birth and Death of Golf In America: The Story of Harleston Green, is the true story of how the game of golf came to America in the mid-1700s. This story takes place over a 60 year period from 1739 to 1799 and tells the story of America’s first golfers, first golf course and first golf club and how they semmingly like the colony of Roanoke disappeared in the middle of the night.

I can’t tell you how proud of how this show came together – in my book its an instant classic.

Soundtrack:
“The Rise” by MRTN
“Touch” by Mattia Cupelli
“Forgotten” by Whitesand
“Hidden Past” by Kevin MacLeod

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The Thing About Golf #41: Curtis Strange

He’s remembered by most – and rightly so – for his two US Open wins, but Curtis Strange’s achievements in the game go far beyond that. A Ryder Cup player and captain, one time holder of the course record at The Old Course at St Andrews and a not infrequent visitor to Australia, he is a thoughtful and eloquent speaker about the game. In this broad ranging chat, John Huggan explores one of the most interesting careers of the modem era with a player regarded as one of the most competitive ever to pick up a club.

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Ep 073: Logue Finally Does Banbougle

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.

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SOG 111: Hideki and the PIP

The impact of Hideki’s win in his homeland and the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program. Plenty to talk about when eight time major winning caddy and Japan resident Tom Watson joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri for Episode 111 of State of the Game.

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Episode 66: TGH 66: The History of the Hyannisport Club

The History of the Hyannisport Club in its own way is the history of golf in America. Founded in 1897, it has the unique history of having three of American Golf’s Founding Fathers on its roster of archiects: John Reid, Alexander Findlay and Donald Ross. It was the golf retreat of President John F Kennedy & has been called the Hardest Short Course in America.

Our podcast ends with golf course architect Ron Forse and the Hyannisport Club’s superintendent talking about its restoration and its hidden design pearls.

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The Thing About Golf #40: David Greenhill

Since its inception nine years ago the combined men’s and women’s Vic Open has been a roaring success on all fronts. Now an LPGA and European Tour event, it would have been all but impossible to predict just how big the tournament would get when it was first conceived by then acting Golf Victoria CEO David Greenhill. While quick to (rightfully) credit others with the eventual success of the event, none of it would have happened without Greenhill’s vision. On Episode 40, Greenhill reflects on how an idea which came to him while walking the dog morphed into one of the most talked about tournament in the world.

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Ep 072: Meg Maclaren on Matsuyama’s Masters

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.

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