Golf Business

Ep 40: Time For Blokes To Listen

There was quite the response last week when Good Good co-host Adrian Logue retweeted a story from Golf Business UK magazine featuring 30 year golfer Kerry Cooper and her horror story of joining an English golf club. In light of the reaction, it seemed the only sensible thing to do was invite her other podcast to tell her story. So we did.

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Ep 39: The Match: The Day Golf Podcasts Changed Forever

Some salty language, some piling on Hogan and a whole lot of terrific and entertaining analysis. Yes the Book Club is back with host Derek Duncan joining Adrian Logue and reigning US Mid Amateur champion Lukas Michel to dissect The Match by Mark Frost – one of golf’s most legendary stories.

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Ep 38: Meg MacLaren Makes Her Good-Good Debut

It’s hard to believe this is Meg MacLaren’s first appearance on the Good-Good podcast but it’s a worthy debut. The recent winner on the newly formed Rose Ladies Series talks the LET/LPGA joint venture, her recent foray into TV writing, her addiction to golf and, of course, that victory last week.

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Ep 37: Finally, Ewan Porter

It was a disaster when we asked Ewan Porter to come on the show last month and the recording ‘somehow’ got lost. But let’s not dwell on the past, that water is under the bridge and on Episode 37 we catch up with the player turned commentator for some fascinating insights into the game.

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Ep36: Unsung Heroes – Vern Morcom

Many Australians with an interest in course architecture will be familiar with the name ‘Morcom’ but so often we when we hear the name we think mostly of Mick Morcom, who is credited with implementing Mackenzie’s plans at Royal Melbourne. But while Mick’s son Vern is hardly an unknown quantity, his influence on the game in Australia – and particularly regional Victoria – has never been properly documented. Until now. Author Toby Cumming joins the podcast this week to talk about his upcoming book on the life and work of Vern Morcom.

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Ep 35: Golf and the Government With Golf Australia’s Fiona Telford

With public golf and its continued existence at the forefront of recent conversations, now seemed like a good time to meet Golf Australia’s Government Relations Manager Fiona Telford. Fiona discusses the strategic aims of the organisation and its dealings with governments at Federal, State and – perhaps most importantly – local level.

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Ep34: 1Club founder Sandy Jamieson

We first met Sandy Jamieson back in January when he launched 1Club golf, a concept he designed himself to attract more people to the game. Six months on and despite a worldwide pandemic, 1Club has proved a major success. Sandy joins us on Episode 34 to talk about that plus the state of golf more broadly.

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Ep 33: John Huggan talks Rory, Aus Open and more

Respected golf writer John Huggan joins Episode 33 to talk all things golf including: his recent podcast interview with Rory McIlroy that went viral; the ‘Hitler’ v ‘Stalin’ choice potentially facing the European Tour; the future of the Australian Open; gender politics in golf and so much more.

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Ep 32: Spirit of St Andrews Revisited

Episode 32…the one that got away. We recorded a fabulous chat with former Touring Professional Ewan Porter this week and covered everything from the demons within that drive golfers to distraction to innovative formats and the future of the professional game in Australia. Sadly, nobody will get to hear that because of what we are referring to as a technical glitch (also known as oops….lost the recording!) We will have Ewan back in the next week or two but in the meantime we’ve delved into the archives to re-post one of our most popular episodes ever, The Book Club breakdown of Spirit of St Andrews with Mike Clayton. If you’ve never heard it you must and if you have you must again. Enjoy.

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Ep 31: Weaning Golf Off Plastic

Many outside the game see golf as – at best – a negative for the environment and there is no doubt the game has some significant questions to answer about issues such as water and chemical use. But there is another – mostly hidden – way that golf is less than environmentally friendly and it comes in the form of the humble golf tee. The predominantly plastic or hardwood device millions of golfers use to begin almost every hole they play is actually a needlessly damaging piece of equipment and this week’s Good Good guest is doing something about it. Ed Sandison formed his company Ocean Tee Golf in 2018 with the aim of reducing the use of plastic tees and instead replacing them with a bamboo version. Having had some success, the company has now begun manufacturing apparel with plans to expand even further.

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