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 099: Rick Young on Muni Golf's Survival

    January 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Score Golf's Rick Young joins the podcast to talk about his recent submission to the Toronto City Council regarding plans to reduce their golf offering. We also touch on the Californian bill that incentivised local government to swap municipal golf for affordable housing, the game's brand image problem and the need for golf to be heard outside the golf world.

  • Ep 098: Golf From On The Ground With Jimmy Emanuel

    January 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 25 mins

    The Australian PGA and WPGA tournaments at Royal Queensland marked the return of big tournament golf in Australia. So what did we learn and what might the future hold? Golf Australia Magazine Deputy Editor Jimmy Emanual joins the pod for a wide ranging discussion on the state of professional golf in Australia.

  • Ep 097: Harley Kruse and Blowers In The Rough

    December 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 13 secs

    The final episode of 2021 demands a special guest and we've managed just that with one of our favourites here at Good-Good, course architect Harley Kruse.

  • GG Ep 096: Northcote GC - A Blueprint for the future of public golf?

    December 9th, 2021  |  56 mins 53 secs

    The ongoing debate about the future of Northcote Golf Course in Melbourne will likely come to an end early next year when the Darebin Council makes a decision about its future. The Northcote Community and Golf Hub group have a well thought out and comprehensive proposal to share the space between golfers and the rest of the community and spokesman Bill Jennings joins the podcast to discuss their plans.

  • Ep 095: The Future of Public Golf

    November 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins

    One Bearded Golfer (AKA Dave Hill) joins the pod for a review of the recent National Links Trust symposium on public golf. Dave attended digitally and reports on some of the ideas that came out of the event.

  • Ep 094: The Oceania Golf Players Association

    November 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins

    It's a funny old game, professional golf. The players are the stars of the show though they get little effective say in how their own industry is run. Reigning NSW Open and Moonah Links PGA Classic winner Bryden Macpherson is one of a handful of Australian players trying to change that with the formation of the Oceania Golf Players Association, a group of pros that would like to have more input into the workings of professional golf in Australia.

  • Ep 093: Seve: The People's Champion wth Paul Daley

    October 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Melbourne based author and published Paul Daley is best known for his wonderful series of golf course architecture books but he has branched out with his soon to be released effort covering the life and career of the the great Seve Ballesteros. Daley join the pod to share some of his thinking in publishing the book as wells to recall some of the well known but always delightful great Seve stories.

  • Ep 092: Homer Simpson's CarAnd Whistling Straits

    September 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 23 mins

    What do ironing a shirt and watching the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits have in common? Why is Homer Simpson's car in the show notes? Is long drive interesting? All that and more on Episode 92 when Golf Australia Magazine deputy Editor Jimmy Emmanuel joins the pod.

  • Ep 091: Ryder Cup, Mike Whan, PGL and more with John Huggan

    September 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 28 mins

    How much Ryder Cup is too much Ryder Cup? Is Mike Whan the right man at the right time for the USGA job? Does the PGL have something to offer golf? And what's to become of the Australian Open? All this and more when John Huggan joins Ep 91 of the Good-Good Golf Podcast.

  • Ep 090: A chat from the archives with Leona Maguire

    September 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins

    After a stunning week in Ohio Ireland's Leona Maguire is the toast of golf so what better time to dig into the archives and replay this 2019 chat with her from the Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville.

  • Ep 089: Emma Ballard from Women and Golf Magazine

    September 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Women and Golf Magazine Editor Emma Ballard joins the pod to talk Carnoustie, SolhiemCup, FedEx Cup, Curtis Cup, her Masters Cup and lots of other stuff on a disorganised and rambling Ep 89.

  • Ep 088: Veteran Golf Writer Bill Fields joins the show

    August 19th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins

    If there were world rankings for golf writers Bill Fields would've been inside the top 10 for each of the past 40 years. Twice an Editor of Golf World magazine and a multiple award winning journalist and author, Fields is regarded among his peers as one of the very best at his craft. In the shrinking world of print media Fields is no longer a full time staff writer and has instead branched out with his own newsletter, The Albatross.

  • Ep 087: Ali Whitaker and Mike Clayton

    August 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Does it matter if men and women score differently when playing a tournament at the same venue? Is that a problem for Olympic golf? Was Aditi Ashok's fourth place finish the biggest and most important story for golf in Tokyo? Will the obsession with 9 and 18 hole courses eventually kill urban golf? All this plus some architecture talk when TV commentator Ali Whitaker joins Mike Clayton and regular hosts Rod Morri and Adrian Logue for Episode 87.

  • Ep 086: An Olympics rant and Golf's New World Order

    August 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins

    If a child draws a dog-shaped dog is the Kasumigaseki Country Club a good golf course? Has the PGL found an ally in Adrian Logue? When are you too old to ride a skateboard? All intriguing questions and none of them answered when Golf Australia magazine Deputy Editor Jimmy Emanuel joins Episode 86.

  • 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.