The Good-Good Golf Podcast

Golf talk for the serious golfer

About the show

Good-Good is the golf show for the serious golfer. We celebrate everything great about the game, from course architecture to promoting public golf.

Episodes

  • Ep 085: Inclusive Design with Christine Fraser

    July 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Can the way golf courses are designed really have an impact on how diverse the game's base is? Canadian course architect Christine Fraser thinks so and explains why on Episode 85.

  • Ep 084: Arguing About Water with Pat Jones

    July 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Pat Jones has spent his life lobbying on behalf of and telling the stories of turf specialists at every level. Last month he took exception to a column written by Good Good co-host Rod Morri about water use at the US Open at Torrey Pines. So, in the interests of entertainment and education, we did the only decent thing and invited him on the pod to thrash it out.

  • Ep 083: Meg MacLaren On Life, Golf and Winning

    July 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Friend of the pod and one of the game's most popular young players Meg MacLaren returns to Good Good this week to talk her victory on the Symetra Tour, what it's REALLY like trying to win, the murky world of fist pumps, writing, golf, mental strength and much, much more.

  • Ep 082: Women And Golf With Karen Harding

    July 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins

    We talk a lot about the problems confronting women in the world of golf but on episode 82 we get an insight into what some of the solutions might be. Melbourne based journalist Karen Harding produced a lengthy and thoughtful piece for the June issue of Golf Australia magazine laying out the current state of affairs for women in golf but importantly also noting some of the potential ways forward.

  • Ep 081: US Open and Women's PGA with Mike Clayton

    June 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 22 mins

    One of life's great luxuries is to talk golf with Mike Clayton. Running a close second is to listen to Clayton talk about golf. We did the former on Episode 81 so you could do the latter. Topics include Peter Thomson's writings from 1981, last week's US Open, Australians under performing, Hannah Green, Su Oh and a couple of rabbit holes as well.

  • Ep 080: What's Doing At Dunedoo?

    June 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min

    It's been six weeks since the golf course in the small country town of Dunedoo in NSW was severely damaged in a vandalism attack. This week we turn away from the US Open at Torrey Pines to get an update on the remarkable generosity that has seen Dunedoo start the journey to recovery with Club President Mark Gallagher and GM Ricky Bush. The third men's major of the year does get some air time but in typical Good Good fashion not in the way you'd think.

  • Ep 079: Women At The US Women's Open

    June 11th, 2021  |  58 mins 30 secs

    It was a ground breaking week at the 76th US Women's Open with almost half the volunteer grounds staff made up of women from all over the US. Minnesota based golf architect Kari Haug was among that number and joins the pod this week to talk about that experience plus some thoughts on golf and its place in the community, why she wants to build a course with canal canoes and what Scotland taught her about what making golf interesting.

  • Ep 078: Richard Kaufman talks US Women's Open, Naomi Osaka and more

    June 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Sky Sports commentator Richard Kaufman joins episode 78 to chat about the US Women's Open but it wouldn't be Good Good if we didn't fall down some rabbit holes and this week the Naomi Osaka situation was one of them.

  • Ep 077: Phil, The Saudis and the Australian Open

    May 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins

    An eclectic mix of topics might be the best way to describe Episode 77 when we are joined by John Huggan for a PGA wrap. That plan, however, soon went completely off the rails and descended into a discussion about world affairs and how to deal with Saudi Arabia and how the Masters might be key to fixing the Australian Open.

  • Ep 076: The Dark Side Of Greg Chalmers

    May 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Two time Australian Open and Australian PGA champion Greg Chalmers is known as one of the nicest guys in the game and that's as it should be. But the man they call Snake reveals his dark side on Episode 76 when he talks this week's PGA at Kiawah Island. Chalmers was in the field last time a major was played here in 2012 and well remembers just what a nasty experience the Pete Dye creation can be. Unlike nine years ago, though, this week he is hoping the course bares its teeth and gives the best in the world an examination like the game hasn't seen for some time.

  • Ep 075: The Other Side of Architecture with Harley Kruse

    May 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins

    It's not the glamorous side of golf course design but in broad terms vegetation management might be the most important aspect of the job. Course architect Harley Kruse joins Ep 75 to talk about all things golf courses and environment including the difference between native and indigenous plants and why removing trees that should never have been planted is a win for the environment. There is also an update on the intriguing Kameruka project in southern NSW.

  • Ep 074: Modern Media, Money, Pro Golf and all that Stuff

    May 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins

    On Episode 74 we'e joined by one of the younger members of the golf press when Golf Australia magazine Deputy Editor Jimmy Emmanuel joins the pod to talk modern media and where it's going as well as other happenings in the wold of golf.

  • Ep 073: Logue Finally Does Barnbougle

    April 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 15 mins

    After years of ridicule Good Good co-host Adrian Logue finally made the pilgrimage to Barnbougle Dunes in Tasmania and on Episode 73 answers the question on everybody's lips: how did he rate the paths? There's that plus plenty more of his unique insights into one of the world's great golf experiences in a special two man edition of Good Good.

  • Ep 072: Meg Maclaren on Matsuyama's Masters

    April 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min

    As always the Masters managed to produce an incredible story in winner Hideki Matsuyama whose victory will likely have impacts beyond the golf world. Two time LET winner Meg Maclaren joins the pod to break down the interesting tidbits from the week as well as delve into the role of professional golf in the game more broadly.

  • Ep 071: John Huggan talks ANA and Masters

    April 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins

    A thrilling finish at the ANA, Spieth back from wherever he's been and the Masters just a couple of days away. No shortage of topics to discuss with special guest John Huggan.

  • Ep 070: Karrie Webb and Bryden Macpherson

    April 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 26 mins

    It's the first major of the year and who better to talk to about the importance of the ANA Inspiration (or the Dinah Shore as many of us still call it) in the history of the LPGA than two time winner and Australian golf legend Karrie Webb. Karrie talks about the ANWA (hint: Augusta National's women's event doesn't tick ALL the boxes), changing tournament names to suit sponsors, her own two wins and more. In part two Karrie sticks around for a bit as we chat to Golf Challenge NSW Open winner Bryden Macpherson about one of the most interesting journeys of one of the most interesting players in the game.