The Australian PGA and WPGA tournaments at Royal Queensland marked the return of big tournament golf in Australia. So what did we learn and what might the future hold? Golf Australia Magazine Deputy Editor Jimmy Emanual joins the pod for a wide ranging discussion on the state of professional golf in Australia.
Podcasting brought them together and now the Good Good Golf Podcast is the result. Hosts Derek Duncan, Adrian Logue and Rod Morri are all avid podcast producers and listeners and after admiring each other’s work from a distance for months they finally connected on an episode of the now defunct iSeekGolf Book Club. The loss of that show, however, cleared the way for the birth of Good-Good, a corner of the internet where golf nerds can shamelessly congregate to discuss everything from the nuances of a redan par-3 to whether local government has a responsibility to promote golf. Welcome to the golf podcast world’s most eclectic show!
The final episode of 2021 demands a special guest and we’ve managed just that with one of our favourites here at Good-Good, course architect Harley Kruse.
The ongoing debate about the future of Northcote Golf Course in Melbourne will likely come to an end early next year when the Darebin Council makes a decision about its future. The Northcote Community and Golf Hub group have a well thought out and comprehensive proposal to share the space between golfers and the rest of the community and spokesman Bill Jennings joins the podcast to discuss their plans.
One Bearded Golfer (AKA Dave Hill) joins the pod for a review of the recent National Links Trust symposium on public golf. Dave attended digitally and reports on some of the ideas that came out of the event.
It’s a funny old game, professional golf. The players are the stars of the show though they get little effective say in how their own industry is run. Reigning NSW Open and Moonah Links PGA Classic winner Bryden Macpherson is one of a handful of Australian players trying to change that with the formation of the Oceania Golf Players Association, a group of pros that would like to have more input into the workings of professional golf in Australia.
Melbourne based author and published Paul Daley is best known for his wonderful series of golf course architecture books but he has branched out with his soon to be released effort covering the life and career of the the great Seve Ballesteros. Daley join the pod to share some of his thinking in publishing the book as wells to recall some of the well known but always delightful great Seve stories.
What do ironing a shirt and watching the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits have in common? Why is Homer Simpson’s car in the show notes? Is long drive interesting? All that and more on Episode 92 when Golf Australia Magazine deputy Editor Jimmy Emmanuel joins the pod.
How much Ryder Cup is too much Ryder Cup? Is Mike Whan the right man at the right time for the USGA job? Does the PGL have something to offer golf? And what’s to become of the Australian Open? All this and more when John Huggan joins Ep 91 of the Good-Good Golf Podcast.
After a stunning week in Ohio Ireland’s Leona Maguire is the toast of golf so what better time to dig into the archives and replay this 2019 chat with her from the Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville.