State of the Game

Hosted ByRod Morri, Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton

State of the Game was one of the first and is still considered one of the best golf podcasts in the world. Hosted by respected blogger and Golf Channel regular Geoff Shackelford, former European Tour player turned course architect Mike Clayton and long time golf writer Rod Morri this is ‘the golf podcast that talks about stuff that matters.’

State of the Game was one of the first and is still considered one of the best golf podcasts in the world. Hosted by respected blogger and Golf Channel regular Geoff Shackelford, former European Tour player turned course architect Mike Clayton and long time golf writer Rod Morri this is ‘the golf podcast that talks about stuff that matters.’

 


All Episodes

SOG 117: Golf’s Hot Mess: Greg Norman, Saudi Arabia, The PGL and the PGA Tour

Having trouble keeping up with who’s who and what’s what in the tumultuous world of rival golf leagues? Join the club. Thankfully, State of the Game co-host Geoff Shackelford is across it all as he joins Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to explain the evolving world Golf Order, the green reading book ban and the intriguing Sandbelt Invitational.

SOG Ep 116: So Yeon Ryu

In a world of all too often non-descript players, Korea’s So Yeon Ryu stands out. Intelligent, thoughtful, eloquent and funny – all in a second language – what a treat it was to welcome the former World Number One to episode 116 alongside Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri.

SOG 115:Ryder Cup Preview With Andrew Coltart

It’s that time in the golf cycle again….the interminable wait for the Ryder Cup to get underway. With a week and a bit to go before the first ball is struck former European Tour player now Sky Sorts commentator Andrew Coltart joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to talk all things Whistling Straits and more.

SOG 114: Lawrence Donegan On McKellar, Matchplay and More

McKellar Magazine co-founder Lawrence Donegan joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to talk about his recent trip to Scotland, the performance of his son Niall at the British Boys Championship, the success and future of McKellar magazine and more. And there’s a special reward for those who stick around till the end, after you hear it click the link below and enjoy.

SOG 112: Richard Gillis and Golf’s New World Order

For just the second time in its 12-year history, State of the Game bears an ‘Explicit’ badge this week. Why, you ask? You’ll need to listen to find out but among the topics covered are: Is ‘Strategic Alliance’ really just code for a PGA Tour takeover of the European Tour? And if so, is that a bad thing? One of sports business’ best analysts Richard Gillis joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri on Episode 113 to dissect what’s happening at the top end of professional golf.

SOG 112: PGL v PGA Tour

Washington journalist and golf nut Arthur MacMillan joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to chat Premier Golf League, Jon Rahm and Covid, the US Open and plenty more.

SOG 111: Hideki and the PIP

The impact of Hideki’s win in his homeland and the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program. Plenty to talk about when eight time major winning caddy and Japan resident Tom Watson joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri for Episode 111 of State of the Game.

SOG 110: Distance Insights

Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton have been two of the most consistent and credible voices in the distance debate for the past 20 years and with the governing bodies looking likely to finally act, they have their say on Episode 110.

SOG 19: Super Sized Golf With Phil Blackmar

He writes too infrequently but when Phil Blackmar puts pen to paper it is always worth reading. The former PGA Tour player turned Golf Channel analyst joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri on Episode 109 to talk about his most recent blog post, Golf’s Biggest Self.
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