There may be no more intimidating game for a beginner than golf and perhaps no more intimidating place to try to do it than on a golf course. But one Melbourne professional has an idea to change all that and he’s our guest today on Episode 14. Sandy Jamieson operates the Oakleigh Public Golf Course in Melbourne and his One Club concept is already helping to change the face of the game there. But he hopes to make a much broader impact over time, as you’ll hear.
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!
We were supped to call it a day after last week’s Presidents Cup preview but really, how could we not rehash the brilliant week at Royal Melbourne? Some of Adrian Logue’s finest work on Episode 13 as he introduces us to the ‘Buffoon versus Class Act’ breakdown of the players and takes aim at everyone from television to the PGA Tour. We hope you enjoy this final episode of 2019 and thanks for all your support over the course of the year and we look forward to coming back to do it all again in 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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?