Golf Business

Ep 069: Getting Public Golf Right

We’ve spent alot of time on the pod discussing the battles over public golf and its place in the broader community and most of that discussion has leaned towards the negative. But on this episode we’re going to meet the GM of a public facility who are showing the way on how to get it right. Robby Stephenson runs the Council Owned Links Shell Cove south of Wollongong and has some terrific advice on how public golf can weave itself into a local community.

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Ep 068: Mike Clayton, Olympics and Moore Park

Mike Clayton is one of our favourite guests and on Episode 68 he’s in fine form talking golf and the Olympics, caddying for Elvis Smylie, the aerial versus the ground game and plenty more as well.

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Ep 067: The Science of Golf And Health

With public golf in a precarious position in many parts of Australia the game needs to make its case for remaining part of communuties and on Ep 67 Dr Brad Stenner joins us to do just that. Research conducted by Brad as part of the R&A’s Golf and Health initiative indicates the game is a benefit for those who play it, especially in the over 55 age group, but says more research is needed.

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Ep 066: Kameruka – Rediscovering A Lost Golf Course

A throwaway comment over coffee one morning sparked a journey of discovery that ultimately uncovered a remarkable story of a lost golf course in a remote corner of NSW. Good Good co-host Adrian Logue and Sydney based course architect Harley Kruse join the pod to discuss the extraordinary story of the lost course of Kameruka.

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Ep 065: Colin Criss and ‘BIg Golf’ v ‘Small Golf’

Many believe golf is in a second golden age of course architecture with some of the finest minds in the field producing amazing courses around the world. But today’s guest, Colin Criss, thinks we may be going too far with modern design. In a fascinating piece for The Fried Egg website last week he outlined his thoughts on ‘Big’ v ‘Small’ golf and he joins the pod this week to tease out some of those notions.

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Ep 064: Golf’s Growing Footprint With The USGA’s George Waters

One of he more intriguing aspects of the R&A and USGA Distance Insights Report is a study of how golf courses have changed in size and shape over the decades. USGA Manager of Green Section Education George Waters joins the pod for a fascinating look at the findings and how several factors – including increased hitting distance – continue to impact the game’s footprint.

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Ep 063: John Huggan, Saudi Arabia and the Distance Debate

We welcome John Huggan back to he pod this week to talk all things professional golf from the lure of Jordan Spieth to the ethics of golf in Saudi Arabia. As always, it’s a can’t miss discussion with one of the keenest minds in the game.

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Ep 062: Mat Goggin and Mike Clayton

There was much excitement around the golf world last week with the formal announcement that the firm of Clayton, DeVries and Pont had been selected to design and build the highly anticipated Seven Mile Beach course near Hobart in Tasmania. On Episode 62 CDP partner Mike Clayton and the development’s main driver, Mat Goggin, join hosts Rod Morri and Adrian Logue to discuss the project.

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Ep 061: Harley Kruse And The Ethics Of New Courses

Sydney based architect Harley Kruse joins hosts Rod Morri and Adrian Logue in studio for our first recording session of 2021. We cover the ethics of new course builds, sharing golf course space, the ‘hard equals good’ mindset and even a bit of Raymond Chandler. Enjoy.

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Ep 060: Happy New Year With Meg Maclaren

Thoughtful, articulate, intelligent and talented, Meg Maclaren is everything we are not. She joins the pod to kick off the 2021 season covering a diverse range of topics, from her involvement in an academic study into her blogging to a near miss under lights in the desert. It’s entertaining and informative and hopefully sets the bar for an exciting 2021.

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