Ian Andrew is a gentler version of our own Mike Clayton, a passionate course architect whose perspective and interest in the game is infinitely broader than his own place in it. Andrew joined Episode 29 to talk about his new book on famed Canadian architect Stanley Thompson plus a myriad of other topics including, but not limited to, the purpose of bunkers, the emerging moral issue of water and golf and why the future might be better for those who think width and angle are the keys to more interesting golf.
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!
Sick of Covid 19? Us too. So we’re not mentioning it this week. Instead, we’re delving into the world of golf and art when we catch up with renowned golf artist Lee Wybranski. Lee has produced the posters for every US Open since 2008 and has painted as well as work for The Open Championship, PGA and Ryder Cup. He has also been commissioned to paint just about every significant club and course in North East America as well as many Scotland, too. Lee’s passion for course architecture shines through in this engaging discussion on the world where golf and art meet.
For more than a decade Scott Micheaux had one of the best jobs in golf. As one of the lead golf writers for the Augusta Chronicle Michaux was tasked each year with producing a major profile of the defending champion in readiness as part of the paper’s preview for each years event. From Angel Cabrera to Adam Scott and a surprise encounter with Tiger Woods, Michaux has some fabulous memories and stories from one of the most revered tournaments – and clubs – in the game.
We’d all love to talk about something else but the realities of the ongoing Corona Virus Pandemic are making it hard. This week Matt Day, GM at Perth’s 27-hole Collier Park facility, joins the pod to talk about the day to day realities of life in charge of two golf courses and some major projects which have been thrown into uncertainty. Matt is a thoughtful analyst of the golf business – and public golf in particular – and his insights are always worth listening to.
In golf, the true greats are known by a single name. And just like Arnie, Jack, Tiger and Hogan, Seve takes his place as one of the best and most important ever to play the game. The Spaniard was charisma personified, both on and off the course, and taken all too early in 2011. If The Masters hadn’t been postponed, this year would have marked the 40th anniversary of his first Green Jacket win and while there is no excuse needed it served as the ideal reason for an in depth chat about one of the game’s most popular players. Join former caddie Billy Foster and fellow European Tour players Tony Johnstone and Mike Clayton as they reminisce about one of the most exciting players ever to pick up club.
With a world spinning seemingly out of control there are lots of questions about where golf should fit in the new world order. There are no right or wrong answers but on Episode 24 Rod Morri and Adrian Logue are joined by Dave Hill (aka One Bearded Golfer) to thrash out some of the issues. It’s a rambling chat but what else are you going to talk about at a time like this?
If you want to start an argument in golf there are a couple of surefire topics that will do it and the ranking of the country’s top 100 courses is one of them. On Episode 23 of Good Good, Golf Australia Magazine Editor Brendan James joins us in studio to discuss the where, what, when, how and why of his publication’s biennial list. It’s a fascinating discussion that wanders in a few different directions including (despite best efforts to avoid it) the impact of the COVID 19.
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.
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.