They’re the heavy weights of Golf Twitter and it was a privilege for Good Good to host Michael Wolf, Jon Cavalier and Nigel Islam in studio for a rambling chat about all things golf and all things Australia. From Royal Melbourne to Barwon Heads and NSW to Royal Adelaide, Wolf, Cavalier and their less well known but incredibly knowledgeable travel companion Nigel Islam had a great time in Australia and have some interesting observations about the golf culture and courses in these parts.
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!
The always popular and insightful Mike Clayton joins Episode 20 of the show to discuss Steph Kyriacou’s remarkable victory at Bonville, the Peter Kostis revelations on the No Laying Up podcast, the Golf Premier League and plenty more as well.
There’s always hand wringing in golf about growing the numbers of people who play but do we ever stop to ask why it is non golfers aren’t already swinging a club? After a brilliant piece in The Irish Times last week chronicling her journey to 13th Beach to watch fellow Irish woman Leona Maguire we catch up with former Olympic silver medallist Sonia O’Sullivan to find out what golf looks like to the outside world.
John Huggan is one of the most respected and forthright voices in the game and he joins Rod Morri and Adrian Logue on Episode 18 to talk Vic Open, Min Woo Lee, the Distance Insights Report and more. There’s also news about Derek Duncan and a special announcement about the long awaited return of the much loved Book Club.
It might not be Australia’s most important championship but as a spectator is it the country’s best tournament. The mixed men’s and women’s Vic Opens are a highlight of the golf calendar each year and with host Rod Morri on site at 13th beach this week it was a great opportunity to sit down with LET player Felicity Johnson to talk all things golf.
For most of us golf is a passion but it is also big business with both the professional circuits and the amateur game generating large sums of money. Sports business expert Richard Gillis is one of the leading analysts of sport and its associated marketing and he joins episode 16 to look at some of the issues – both good and bad – confronting golf.
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.
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.