If one of Australia’s most successful public golf facilities can be cut from 18 to nine holes what hope is there for smaller operations around the country? On Episode 59 of the Good Good podcast we’e joined by Moore Park Golf Club member Lucie Quilliam to get a local perspective on Sydney City Council’s move to cut the course to nine holes.
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!
2020 has been quite the journey for Lukas Michel and he joins the pod in studio in Sydney for a recap of a remarkable year. There’s lots of chat about Augusta, Winged Foot and course achitecture.
The course wasn’t it’s usual pristine best but it didn’t detract from the 84th edition of the Masters at Augusta National. Carolina Golf Course Superintendent Matthew Wharton joins the pod to discuss ‘Augusta Syndrome’, golfer expectations and the golf course as a living breathing, entity.
Former Tour player turned TV commentator and junior golf advocate Ewan Porter is on a Sydney golf odyssey tracing his roots in the game back to his childhood so it seemed the perfect opportunity to get him in studio for a chat all things golf. From his now infamous black sock incident at a leading Sydney club to his Junior Series and what to expect at The Masters it’s just a good old fashioned chat about golf.
Two time LET winner Meghan Maclaren has attracted plenty of attention for her excellent writing, so much so that she recently took part in a collaborative university study looking at her blog and its place in the game. Co-author Dr Ali Bowes joins this week’s pod (it’s actually last week’s pod but things got a bit hectic) to discuss the unique collaborative study plus a range of other fascinating media and women’s golf issues.
We’ve swapped one keen golf mind for two on Ep 54. With Adrian Logue off playing golf it was generous of Mike Clayton and Harley Kruse to step in and save the day. A great chat about golf and its place in society and what the game can do to help secure its own future.
In a world of social media where anyone with an internet connection can broadcast an opinion is there still a role for trained journalists? Michael McEwan, Digital Editor of UK based magazine Bunkered, says yes and joins the pod this week to discuss.
Two big events for John Huggan this week: he was on site at a golf tournament for the first time since February and he also got blocked by Brandel Chamblee on Twitter. Hard to imagine a better time to get Simon the pod even though it’s only been four weeks since his last appearance. Enjoy!
Canadian architect Jeff Mingay joins the pod this week to discuss the role of architecture in the game beyond just creating interesting golf plus the responsibility of designers in educating the golf public about what constitutes ‘good’ golf.