Of all the people in the golf industry that could comfortably wear the tag ‘under appreciated’, the Course Superintendent is at the top of the list. Some of the most interesting, knowledgeable and passionate people in the game can be found caring for the grounds we play on yet few could even name the Superintendent at their own home cub. Join 26 year veteran of the industry Curt Tyrrell as he seeks out and gives voice to the people whose work is so prominent on TV yet almost never get any accolades.

 

 


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The Thing About Golf #10: Liz Smylie

Liz Smylie is an unusual interview choice for a golf podcast. Of course, she is best known for her exploits on the tennis court – winning four Grand Slam doubles and mixed doubles titles in the 1980s, as well as climbing to No.20 in the world ranking. What makes her story interesting is she doesn’t play golf at all, but is mum to one of Australia’s most promising golfing talents, Elvis Smylie. This interview could have gone horribly wrong, but as you will hear, it didn’t.

The Thing About Golf #9: John Huggan

Golf has more than its fair share of cheerleaders but Golf Australia columnist John Huggan is not one of them. And the game is better for it. Here, we get an insight into his passion for the game – born on the links of Scotland – which has taken him from outside the ropes as a young autograph-hunting fan, to a fine amateur player, award-winning writer and occasional caddie.

The Thing About Golf #8: Peter Senior

For more than 40 years Peter Senior has been plying his trade on the fairways of the world. His relentless competitive spirit and ability to get the job done when the pressure is a thing of folklore. But perhaps, most importantly, he’s renown for being one of the nicest people in the professional game.

The Course Reports – Royal Melbourne and the 2019 President’s Cup!

Richard Forsyth, Royal Melbourne Golf Club’s Director of Courses joins Curtis for a fantastic interview about the legendary venue and the preparation for the 2019 President’s Cup! Richard provides great insight into the Sand Belt gem, the multiple moving…

The Thing About Golf #7: Richard Forsyth

The 2019 Presidents Cup will shine a spotlight on Dr Alister MacKenzie’s Royal Melbourne masterpiece. Course Superintendent Richard Forsyth is charged with the day-to-day responsibility of maintaining this revered layout and here, he talks about all things golf, courses, the Cup and his ‘office’.

The Thing About Golf #6: Peter Lonard

A two-time Australian Open Champion with a terrific sense of humour and a knack for telling great stories. So it’s no wonder Peter Lonard is one of Australia’s favourite players, equally popular among his playing peers and fans alike.

The Course Reports – Tara Iti Golf Club with Brian Palmer

Episode 20 features Brian Palmer, Golf Course Superintendent at the new, and world famous Tara Iti Golf Club.  Brian’s career started as a youngster working for his father in...

The Thing About Golf #5: Tom Moore

Tom Moore is one of only 12 current life members of the PGA of Australia, and he has witnessed just about every imaginable significant change the game has seen. It is this unique perspective that we chat about with Tom on a journey that eventually leads us to discover that for him, the thing about golf is its history and the less than ideal way we treat it.

The Course Reports – “Wrapping Up The Season” featuring Armen Suny and Ryan Potts

Episode 19 features industry legend Armen Suny and power player Ryan Potts! The group looks back at 2019 season, majors, golf media, and more! This is “don’t miss” golf...