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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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Episode 24: TG History 24: The Underrated, John Ball, Jr.

On this episode of the TalkinGolf History podcast we turn back the clock more than 100 years to spend some time reflecting on the remarkable feats of the “everyman champion,” John Ball, Junior with author Alistair Noakes.

Alistair Noakes, author of “Hoylake Hero” joins the podcast to talk about one of the most underrated champion golfers in golf’s illustrous history- the first amateur golfer in history to win a professional major, John Ball, Junior.

If you are interested in purchasing Mr. Noakes book, please log onto: www.hoylakehero.com

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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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Episode 23: TG History 23: The Most Unique Tournament in the World?

Golf Collecting Pioneer, Pete Georgiady joins us on the TalkinGolf History podcast to discuss how he became one of the foremost experts in the world on antique golf clubs and to discuss one of the most unique golf tournaments in the world…The National Hickory Championship.
You may have heard of golfers playing hickory shafted clubs, but only the diehards are crazy enough to play pre-1900 golf under pre-1900 golf rules.

Take a stroll back in time with us today on Episode 23 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast – to tales of yesteryear and a game that hasnt quite past us by.

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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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