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.
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!
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.
“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.
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!)
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?
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.
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?
On last week’s episode Derek Duncan caused a storm of controversy with his revelation that his stance on the distance debate was ‘evolving’. This week he deals with the fallout plus we discuss the cult following of Sweetens Cove and whether drivers failing conformity tests on the PGA Tour is a serious issue.
We also welcome our first sponsor to the TalkinGolf Network with online retailer of high end apparel The Golf Society joining us this week with a special introductory offer for podcast listeners. Simply log on to the website to get a $25 voucher for any purchase over $60.
On Episode two of The Good Good Golf Podcast Derek Duncan joins the team and it’s quite the debut when he drops a bombshell about his thoughts on the distance debate. We also get the good oil from Adrian Logue about golf in Denmark and England plus call local governments to account for their mixed messaging around the elderly and golf.