Back in the late 2000’s there was a bold and intriguing idea floated at the PGA of Australia to promote and encourage public golf. The plan was to build several template facilities on vacant council land across the nation to be run by PGA members and get new and exsting golfers playing more golf. For all sorts of reasons the idea never got off the ground but could the concept still be relevant today? On Episode 44 we meet one of the architects of the scheme to talk about that plus plenty more.
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!
With the strangest major championship in living memory getting underway this week and Mike Clayton stuck at home in Victoria thanks to Corona Virus it seemed like a perfect opportunity to get the analyst, architect and commentator on the pod. So we did. Enjoy
Sydney based architect Harley Kruse is a thoughtful and knowledgeable type who has had access to some of the best minds in golf and golf course architecture for the best part of three decades. On Episode 42 he talks trees, golf as green space, the importance of regional and suburban golf and how we can make it better and so much more as well.
Jay Revell is one of the most interesting voices in golf today and he joins episode 41 to talk his new book, why some of us get so hooked on the game and whether the future is bright despite the constant bad news that has been 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.