Information might be the most important commodity in the world. How it is produced and consumed has an impact on the way we think and view issues. This is as true in golf as it is in the broader community and former ABC Editorial Director Alan Sunderland joins Ep 164 of the pod to talk journalism, the media and navigating the modern information super highway.
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!
There’s been lots of chatter about the closure of nine holes at Moore Park but how is the news being received internally? Club board member and multiple Club Champion Lucy Quilliam joins us in studio to discuss recent happenings at Sydney’s busiest public golf course.
Golfers know it in their hearts but now a comprehensive report has confirmed what the game contributes to societies – in ways beyond just monetary – thanks to The Australian Golf Industry Council. Council head Karen Lunn joins the pod to talk about the why and how of the report which was presented at Parliament House in Canberra earlier this week.
When you want try to get a handle on the big, complex issues in golf you turn to Meghan Maclaren. LET player, blogger and all round thoughtful type, an hour in Meg’s company is never anything but educational and entertaining. Enjoy.
It’s the event that stirs the soul of golf fans like no other and after a two year wait the European Ryder Cup team get their chance this week to erase memories of a thrashing at Whistling Straits in 2021.Golf Plus Media’s Paul Prendergast was at last year’s Italian Open at the host course for the matches, Marco Simone, and joins the pod to give some insight Into what holes might play a pivotal role in the outcome.
There are few better spectator sports than waiting for an international team golf competition to get underway. With the Solheim Cup now just days away we catch up with John Huggan from on site at Finca Cortesin in Spain for all the latest non stories.
Revered course architect Alastair Mackenzie was a GP in another life and wrote in his book Spirit of St Andrews about the health benefits of prescribing golf to his patients. Almost 100 years after those words were penned a study in Scotland shows they are likely true. Dr Frank Sullivan of the University of St Andrews joins episode 158 to discuss the trial which saw more than 50% of those ‘prescribed’ golf as treatment returning positive reviews.
When we spoke to Richard Pennell in February last year his Stymied blog was starting to gain traction. 18 months later he is now a published author his book, Grass Routes, a collection of essays taken from the blog combined with some new material. Pennell’s writing focuses not on birdies and bogeys but on golf’s more cerebral and emotional joys, the way the game touches people beyond being just a recreation.
Kevin Moore is one of the more interesting voices in the game and it has taken us far too long to have him on as a guest. we finally rectify that in Ep 156 where we talk maths and golf, the responsibility (or otherwise) of golf companies in growing the game, distance rollback and plenty more.