It’s a funny old game, professional golf. The players are the stars of the show though they get little effective say in how their own industry is run. Reigning NSW Open and Moonah Links PGA Classic winner Bryden Macpherson is one of a handful of Australian players trying to change that with the formation of the Oceania Golf Players Association, a group of pros that would like to have more input into the workings of professional golf in Australia.
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!
Melbourne based author and published Paul Daley is best known for his wonderful series of golf course architecture books but he has branched out with his soon to be released effort covering the life and career of the the great Seve Ballesteros. Daley join the pod to share some of his thinking in publishing the book as wells to recall some of the well known but always delightful great Seve stories.
What do ironing a shirt and watching the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits have in common? Why is Homer Simpson’s car in the show notes? Is long drive interesting? All that and more on Episode 92 when Golf Australia Magazine deputy Editor Jimmy Emmanuel joins the pod.
How much Ryder Cup is too much Ryder Cup? Is Mike Whan the right man at the right time for the USGA job? Does the PGL have something to offer golf? And what’s to become of the Australian Open? All this and more when John Huggan joins Ep 91 of the Good-Good Golf Podcast.
After a stunning week in Ohio Ireland’s Leona Maguire is the toast of golf so what better time to dig into the archives and replay this 2019 chat with her from the Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville.
Women and Golf Magazine Editor Emma Ballard joins the pod to talk Carnoustie, SolhiemCup, FedEx Cup, Curtis Cup, her Masters Cup and lots of other stuff on a disorganised and rambling Ep 89.
If there were world rankings for golf writers Bill Fields would’ve been inside the top 10 for each of the past 40 years. Twice an Editor of Golf World magazine and a multiple award winning journalist and author, Fields is regarded among his peers as one of the very best at his craft. In the shrinking world of print media Fields is no longer a full time staff writer and has instead branched out with his own newsletter, The Albatross.
Does it matter if men and women score differently when playing a tournament at the same venue? Is that a problem for Olympic golf? Was Aditi Ashok’s fourth place finish the biggest and most important story for golf in Tokyo? Will the obsession with 9 and 18 hole courses eventually kill urban golf? All this plus some architecture talk when TV commentator Ali Whitaker joins Mike Clayton and regular hosts Rod Morri and Adrian Logue for Episode 87.
If a child draws a dog-shaped dog is the Kasumigaseki Country Club a good golf course? Has the PGL found an ally in Adrian Logue? When are you too old to ride a skateboard? All intriguing questions and none of them answered when Golf Australia magazine Deputy Editor Jimmy Emanuel joins Episode 86.