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.
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!
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.
Thee’s been no shortage of whining and whinging about the US Open at Winged Foot and you’ll find plenty more of it here though hopefully with a somewhat different angle. Enjoy.
We try not to talk a bout the same stuff as everybody else on Good Good but every now and then there is no getting around it. Hopefully we at least bring some fresh perspectives to the discussion about the wall controversy at the ANA as well as what’s ahead at the US Open.
John Huggan joins Episode 48 to break down everything that is wrong with the Tour Championship (and the rest of the PGA Tour), the parlous state of the European Tour and what the future may hold, Sophia Popov not being in the ANA and plenty more as well.
No Logue this week and while we miss him there is no shortage of good content as Harley Kruse steps into the co-hosting role and we welcome golf environmental specialist Kate Torgersen to the show. Kate advises clubs on returning as many indigenous species to their property as possible (among a bunch of other stuff).
On episode 46 we get into a bit of good old fashioned network cross promotion when we welcome On the Tee With Dr P host Dr Kelly Price back to the show. Dr P is an academic with a particular interest in women’s golf as well as the psychology of consumers in the retail space. If you’re looking for a way to cure your slice or stop three putting this won’t be the show for you but if you enjoy intelligent conversation about big picture topics then you’ve come to the right place.
One of our favourite recurring topics on Good Good is the changing nature of media and its relationship with the game. On Episode 45 we welcome co-founder of one of the new breed of media publications – Will Watt of Caddie magazine – to discuss what it’s like to launch a magazine from scratch, the role of the golf media in promoting the game’s image beyond the word’s fairways and some chat about his newly released book as well.