We're on a golfing quest of sorts, looking to increase our golfing I.Q.'s in the process. Our aim is to speak to expert guests at the intersection of golf design and construction, green keeping and the history…...to name but a few topics.
This podcast is not about us, it's about the guests, what they know and how that can influence the sustainable future of the game of golf that we all cherish.
Suspend what you know about the game of golf for a moment and join us on this journey, we promise great guests, different takes and a few laughs along the way.
Many thanks for considering us for a listen!
December 2nd, 2022 | 1 hr 43 mins
5 times, british open championships, peter thomson, the melbourne tiger
Peter Thomson won 98 times around the world, including 5 Open Championships. Peter's son Andrew joins us today to talk about his fathers life both inside and outside golf.
November 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 8 mins
Paul Rouse joins us for an introduction to the development of the game of golf in Ireland - despite rumours to the contrary golf was not invented in Ireland - we explore some major influences including empire, the industrial revolution, the great war, the irish civil war, irish independence and partition, the changing nature of golf club memberships, the celtic tiger and what the future of Irish golf might look like.
October 20th, 2022 | 1 hr 48 mins
Matt Mollica from the Australian Golf Passport Podcast joins us to chat about inbound golf travel to Australia, we explore technology rollback and its’ importance for golfs future, a smidgeon on L1V and why Metropolitan Golf Club reminds Scott Warren of Liam Hemsworth.
September 29th, 2022 | 1 hr 50 mins
eyes up golf, golf club marketing, golf podcasts
Adrian Logue, co-host of the Good Good Golf Podcast joins us for a great chat covering golfing IQ, considering a wider perspective to enjoy the game of golf, conspicuous consumption, marketing and golf and how building a golf course is like shooting and producing a movie.
September 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 41 mins
old dead guys, the father of golf course architecture
Focus on the father of golf architecture Harry S Colt with journalist and historian Adam Lawrence who is currently writing a book on Colt entitled More Enduring than Brass.
July 18th, 2022 | 1 hr 58 mins
medinah, mike cocking, ocm golf, peninsula kingswood
Mike Cocking and his partners Geoff Ogilvy and Ashley Mead are the directors and design partners in OCM Golf. Their company has touched many of Australia's classic courses such as Kingston Heath, Victoria, Royal Queensland, Lake Karrinyup and Royal Canberra. OCM has been in the process of expanding their reach into North America, where an initial commission in Shady Oaks in Texas has led to additional projects at Medinah #3 and greenfield projects in Minnesota and an as yet secret sand based development somewhere in the South-East of the United States.
June 23rd, 2022 | 2 hrs 5 mins
cancer awareness, global golf, wild atlantic way
Nick Edmund joins us on this episode to discuss his story in golf - PG Woodhouse, 1976 Open Championships, Following the Fairways and 27 other golf publications, Faldo Golf Design, 4 time cancer survivor and founder of the Global Golf 4 Cancer campaign.
June 2nd, 2022 | 1 hr 46 mins
golf history, home of golf, royal & ancient
Today we explore the days immediately after the death of young Tommy Morris - what and who were the main drivers and influencers that facilitated the transposition of the game of golf around the world during Golf's Age of Glory.
May 10th, 2022 | 2 hrs 17 mins
golf course design, golf course maintenance, sand and golf, sustainability
George Waters has worn many caps throughout his career - green keeper, contractor, design/builder, course architect, course photographer, writer and educator. He joins us today to take a look at the intersection between golf course design and greenkeeping and what are some of the challenges that golfers would be wise to be more conscious about.
April 26th, 2022 | 1 hr 23 mins
cape kidnappers, golfing around the world, jamie patton, michael goldstein, puregolf2010
Throughout 2010 Michael Goldstein and Jamie Patton travelled around the world playing golf every day for 365 days. Their adventure started and finished at Cape Kidnappers in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand - along the way they circumnavigated New Zealand, travelled across Australia and the USA, around Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England - dipped into France, Belgium, the Netherlands and UAE before a triumphant return to their homeland.
April 12th, 2022 | 1 hr 19 mins
1club.golf, oakleigh golf, sandbelt golf, sandy jamieson
Sandy Jamieson from 1club.golf joins us to give us the lowdown on a simple and compelling approach to creating new pathways in golf. The 1Club approach is easy, fun, affordable, inclusive and after 15 minutes of an introduction....course based.
March 31st, 2022 | 2 hrs 7 mins
golden age, golf architecture, golf history
Jasper Miners from Evalu18.com joins us today to conduct a whistle stop tour through the first golden age of golf course architecture - how this period and its' protagonists transformed the penal Victorian school of architecture that characterised the first inland courses. We look at the importance of Low, Patton, Colt and Simpson and how they built a profession on the shoulders of the giants - Robertson, Morris, Taylor and Braid.
March 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 43 mins
golf, golf history, the home of golf
In this episode we explore some of the history of the modern game of golf, how through a modicum of good fortune, leadership and a supporting cast of extraordinary golfers, St Andrews became the home of golf. Its' influence then spread far and wide in developing the game of golf around the world.
March 18th, 2022 | 2 hrs 9 mins
educatipn, golf expert, golf irrigation, great golf, pitchmark repair
Better known for his recent alter ego @pitchmarks on twitter, Mr. Richard Pennell has many strings to his bow. A writer, golfer, green keeper, managing secretary and golf weirdo (my words to be clear)..... Richard is a font of knowledge on all things golfing.... tune in if you are a golfer that wantsto learn some more about green keeping, agronomy and more
March 11th, 2022 | 1 hr 32 mins
donegal golf, golf, irish golf, love donegal, world class
This is the story of St. Patrick's Links at Rosapenna Golf Resort. We take a look at its development with two of the lead protagonists and delve deeply into the design and build process that has delivered golfing heaven in spades.
March 5th, 2022 | 2 hrs 16 mins
golf, golf course architecture, golf history
In this episode we are joined by Bradley Klein - caddy, writer, rater and golf course consultant for an informative and entertaining conversation on Donald Ross, Bull Shit Detectors, Architect Selection, Master Planning, Template Holes and Old Mac, Course Rating and much more.