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.
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!
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.
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.