Golf Business

Ep 013: The Episode We Weren’t Meant To Have

We were supped to call it a day after last week’s Presidents Cup preview but really, how could we not rehash the brilliant week at Royal Melbourne? Some of Adrian Logue’s finest work on Episode 13 as he introduces us to the ‘Buffoon versus Class Act’ breakdown of the players and takes aim at everyone from television to the PGA Tour. We hope you enjoy this final episode of 2019 and thanks for all your support over the course of the year and we look forward to coming back to do it all again in 2020.

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Ep 012: RM – The Grand Old Girl of Australian Golf

Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and their respective teams will take centre stage at this week’s Presidents Cup but for many golfers it is the Royal Melbourne course – and how it plays for 24 of the world’s best – that will be of most interest. On Episode 12 we meet two Royal Melbourne Golf Club members to find out what it is like to play host to an event the size of the Presidents Cup as well as some discussion about the place of the course in the game more broadly.

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Ep 011: Thunderbirds Are Go

Course ranking lists, social media and golf course design, watching the pros up close and Derek’s sticky balls. All that and more on Episode 11 of the Good Good Golf Podcast.

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Ep 010: A Piccolo To Go

Should the Australian Open join forces with the European Tour? Will the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA merge and if they did, would it be a good thing? And when will we see some innovation in the way golf is broadcast on TV? Just some of the eclectic mix of topics on a stream of consciousness episode 10 of The Good Good Golf Podcast.

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Ep 009: It’s Hot At Christmas? That’s Just Weird

If people like things about golf that are different to you, does that mean they are doing it wrong? Why does golf need to invite communities into their space? What’s more important – name tags for the staff or an interesting green complex? These are just some of the talking points on Episode Nine of The Good Good Golf Podcast.

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Ep 008: Mike Clayton “Clubbing For The Duff”

“The only point of the fifth hole at Royal Melbourne West,” says Mike Clayton of the famed par-3, “is to join up the great fourth hole – the over the hill and down to the right par-5 – with the amazing 6th hole.” It’s Clayton at his best on Episode Eight of The Good Good Golf Podcast where Sydney v Melbourne golf, the Christina Kim rules fiasco and why Cypress Point’s 16th hole needs an alternate par-4 tee are among the topics dissected. Clayton joins regulars Rod Morri, Adrian Logue and Derek Duncan for a fascinating and in depth discussion about golf and the fields upon which it is played.

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Ep 007: Phil Blackmar’s Spin On Distance

Self confessed golf tragic Phil Blackmar has spent his entire life around the game. He not only played at the highest level for more than a decade and a half, he won three times and all in an era that crossed over from Jack Nicklaus to Greg Norman to Tiger Woods. Now a commentator at Golf Channel Blackmar, like many of his contemporaries, worries about the direction the game has taken at the top level but believes he has a solution that is as intriguing as it is unique. He chats with Rod Morri on Episode 7 about all things golf (including an extremely entertaining Jack Nicklaus story!)

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Ep 006: What’s an Axolotl? And a Protectorate?

Derek Duncan rejoins the show for Episode Six just days after penning an intriguing essay on the golf business which attracted plenty of attention on Twitter during the week. We chat about that plus solve the rollback problem once and for all, wonder what millennial golfers want, the great Ladies Tee debate and who would win a fight between an Axolotl and a lion? And just what is a Protectorate?

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Ep 005: Racetrack Around The Golf Course?

Derek Duncan has the week off but Rollback Alliance co-founder Matt Mollica courageously steps into the breach to talk all things golf on Episode 5 of The Good Good Golf Podcast. We chat whether The Masters has as much influence as most believe, why they won’t go it alone with a tournament ball, ponder whether adding a racetrack to a suburban golf course could save it and why a video clip from a tournament almost 30 years ago went viral.

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Ep 004: The beauty of a flower is available to me

On Episode Four of The Good-Good Golf Podcast Adrian Logue, Derek Duncan and Rod Morri dissect some of the big questions about the media and golf, wonder about the obsession of competition play in Australia and is there beauty in the modern bash and splat game?

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