Many believe golf is in a second golden age of course architecture with some of the finest minds in the field producing amazing courses around the world. But today’s guest, Colin Criss, thinks we may be going too far with modern design. In a fascinating piece for The Fried Egg website last week he outlined his thoughts on ‘Big’ v ‘Small’ golf and he joins the pod this week to tease out some of those notions.
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!
One of he more intriguing aspects of the R&A and USGA Distance Insights Report is a study of how golf courses have changed in size and shape over the decades. USGA Manager of Green Section Education George Waters joins the pod for a fascinating look at the findings and how several factors – including increased hitting distance – continue to impact the game’s footprint.
We welcome John Huggan back to he pod this week to talk all things professional golf from the lure of Jordan Spieth to the ethics of golf in Saudi Arabia. As always, it’s a can’t miss discussion with one of the keenest minds in the game.
There was much excitement around the golf world last week with the formal announcement that the firm of Clayton, DeVries and Pont had been selected to design and build the highly anticipated Seven Mile Beach course near Hobart in Tasmania. On Episode 62 CDP partner Mike Clayton and the development’s main driver, Mat Goggin, join hosts Rod Morri and Adrian Logue to discuss the project.
Sydney based architect Harley Kruse joins hosts Rod Morri and Adrian Logue in studio for our first recording session of 2021. We cover the ethics of new course builds, sharing golf course space, the ‘hard equals good’ mindset and even a bit of Raymond Chandler. Enjoy.
Thoughtful, articulate, intelligent and talented, Meg Maclaren is everything we are not. She joins the pod to kick off the 2021 season covering a diverse range of topics, from her involvement in an academic study into her blogging to a near miss under lights in the desert. It’s entertaining and informative and hopefully sets the bar for an exciting 2021.
If one of Australia’s most successful public golf facilities can be cut from 18 to nine holes what hope is there for smaller operations around the country? On Episode 59 of the Good Good podcast we’e joined by Moore Park Golf Club member Lucie Quilliam to get a local perspective on Sydney City Council’s move to cut the course to nine holes.
2020 has been quite the journey for Lukas Michel and he joins the pod in studio in Sydney for a recap of a remarkable year. There’s lots of chat about Augusta, Winged Foot and course achitecture.
The course wasn’t it’s usual pristine best but it didn’t detract from the 84th edition of the Masters at Augusta National. Carolina Golf Course Superintendent Matthew Wharton joins the pod to discuss ‘Augusta Syndrome’, golfer expectations and the golf course as a living breathing, entity.