A native of Dublin, Ireland, Shane has been playing golf on and off since his grandfather first gave him some John Letters cut down clubs at the age of 7.
Over the past 14 years he has worked in and out of the golf space in roles focussed on Golf Club Marketing and Demand Management, Managed Services/Consultancy and Golf Club Hire.
He has travelled extensively for golf throughout Ireland, UK, Europe and Australia.
During a round at Kingston Heath in Melbourne, Australia in January 2020 he had a out of body experience (think lack of sleep due to jet lag and a lightbulb moment associated with strategic golf design) which led him peering into the golf course architecture rabbit hole.
Since these tentative steps into 'the dark' he has come to the conclusion that there are many unknown unknowns within the golf space, the phrase 'growing the game' generally equates to 'lining my pockets' and that the interplay between history, the evolution of the game and an increased golfing IQ of the general golfing populace needs to be understood in an effort to ensure that we can sustain the great game that we all love.
Shane hopes to introduce you to the road less travelled in golfing terms. This road will introduce you to important voices within the golf space in an effort to bring you on a journey of exploration that should prove interesting, informative and entertaining .
Tune in and enjoy!
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.
February 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 50 mins
australian golf, cdp golf, hobart, mat goggin, mike clayton, mike devries, visit tasmania, worldclass
Mat Goggin joins us from Charlotte, NC to discuss how he turned a childhood dream of a golf course on a spit of land 10 minutes from Hobart Airport into a reality. The CDP team are assiduously roughing in golf holes as we speak as the bones of a potential world class golf course emerges from a sandy canvas that appears to be perfect for golf.
February 18th, 2022 | 2 hrs 11 mins
7 mile beach golf, alistair mackenzie, barnbougle dunes, golf course architecture, melbourne sandbelt, mike clayton golf
Mike Clayton joins us from Hobart where he is hard at work at the construction site that is the 7 Mile Beach Golf project. ln this episode we take a trip down memory lane from Eastern GC by way of the European Tour, playing with Seve and Nick and the timelessness of the Melbourne Sandbelt.
February 8th, 2022 | 1 hr 22 mins
ally mcintosh, design/build, golf course design
An introduction to golf design with our friend and recurring contributor Ally McIntosh