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 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.

  • Ep 069: Getting Public Golf Right

    March 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 54 secs

    We've spent alot of time on the pod discussing the battles over public golf and its place in the broader community and most of that discussion has leaned towards the negative. But on this episode we're going to meet the GM of a public facility who are showing the way on how to get it right. Robby Stephenson runs the Council Owned Links Shell Cove south of Wollongong and has some terrific advice on how public golf can weave itself into a local community.

  • Ep 068: Mike Clayton, Olympics and Moore Park

    March 19th, 2021  |  58 mins 10 secs

    Mike Clayton is one of our favourite guests and on Episode 68 he's in fine form talking golf and the Olympics, caddying for Elvis Smylie, the aerial versus the ground game and plenty more as well.

  • Ep 067: The Science of Golf And Health

    March 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min

    With public golf in a precarious position in many parts of Australia the game needs to make its case for remaining part of communuties and on Ep 67 Dr Brad Stenner joins us to do just that. Research conducted by Brad as part of the R&A's Golf and Health initiative indicates the game is a benefit for those who play it, especially in the over 55 age group, but says more research is needed.

  • Ep 066: Kameruka - Rediscovering A Lost Golf Course

    March 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins

    A throwaway comment over coffee one morning sparked a journey of discovery that ultimately uncovered a remarkable story of a lost golf course in a remote corner of NSW. Good Good co-host Adrian Logue and Sydney based course architect Harley Kruse join the pod to discuss the extraordinary story of the lost course of Kameruka.

  • Ep 065: Colin Criss and 'BIg Golf' v 'Small Golf'

    February 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Many believe golf is in a second golden age of course architecture with some of the finest minds in the field producing amazing courses around the world. But today's guest, Colin Criss, thinks we may be going too far with modern design. In a fascinating piece for The Fried Egg website last week he outlined his thoughts on 'Big' v 'Small' golf and he joins the pod this week to tease out some of those notions.

  • Ep 064: Golf's Growing Footprint With The USGA's George Waters

    February 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins

    One of he more intriguing aspects of the R&A and USGA Distance Insights Report is a study of how golf courses have changed in size and shape over the decades. USGA Manager of Green Section Education George Waters joins the pod for a fascinating look at the findings and how several factors - including increased hitting distance - continue to impact the game's footprint.