Distance Debate

SOG 115:Ryder Cup Preview With Andrew Coltart

It’s that time in the golf cycle again….the interminable wait for the Ryder Cup to get underway. With a week and a bit to go before the first ball is struck former European Tour player now Sky Sorts commentator Andrew Coltart joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to talk all things Whistling Straits and more.

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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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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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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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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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SOG 110: Distance Insights

Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton have been two of the most consistent and credible voices in the distance debate for the past 20 years and with the governing bodies looking likely to finally act, they have their say on Episode 110.

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SOG 19: Super Sized Golf With Phil Blackmar

He writes too infrequently but when Phil Blackmar puts pen to paper it is always worth reading. The former PGA Tour player turned Golf Channel analyst joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri on Episode 109 to talk about his most recent blog post, Golf’s Biggest Self.
You can read the post here

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SG 108: The Masters With Lukas Michel

A look at the 2020 Masters from both inside and outside the ropes when Lukas Michel joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri.

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SOG 107: Brandel And The Claytonites

On Episode 107 we welcome author Daniel Wexler to discuss his latest book A Timeless Game but quickly run off topic into the future of golf in urban centres, equipment technology and the distance debate and there is some pontificating early on about Brandel Chamblee’s personal attack on co-host Mike Clayton and those who agree with his views on the game.

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Ep 106: Will Winged Foot Be The Turning Point In The Distance Debate?

It’s the topic everyone is talking about but not everyone is Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford. Two of the most respected voices in the game weigh in on Bryson, Winged Foot and the future of golf.

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