The Good-Good Golf Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

159 episodes of The Good-Good Golf Podcast since the first episode, which aired on September 20th, 2019.

  • Ep 159: Waiting For The Solheim Cup

    September 20th, 2023  |  52 mins 53 secs

    There are few better spectator sports than waiting for an international team golf competition to get underway. With the Solheim Cup now just days away we catch up with John Huggan from on site at Finca Cortesin in Spain for all the latest non stories.

  • Ep 158: Golf and Health: A way forward for the game

    September 14th, 2023  |  54 mins 4 secs

    Revered course architect Alastair Mackenzie was a GP in another life and wrote in his book Spirit of St Andrews about the health benefits of prescribing golf to his patients. Almost 100 years after those words were penned a study in Scotland shows they are likely true. Dr Frank Sullivan of the University of St Andrews joins episode 158 to discuss the trial which saw more than 50% of those 'prescribed' golf as treatment returning positive reviews.

  • Ep 157: Essayist Richard Pennell

    September 6th, 2023  |  59 mins 33 secs

    When we spoke to Richard Pennell in February last year his Stymied blog was starting to gain traction. 18 months later he is now a published author his book, Grass Routes, a collection of essays taken from the blog combined with some new material. Pennell's writing focuses not on birdies and bogeys but on golf's more cerebral and emotional joys, the way the game touches people beyond being just a recreation.

  • Ep 156: Kevin Moore, An Interesting Thinker

    August 31st, 2023  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Kevin Moore is one of the more interesting voices in the game and it has taken us far too long to have him on as a guest. we finally rectify that in Ep 156 where we talk maths and golf, the responsibility (or otherwise) of golf companies in growing the game, distance rollback and plenty more.

  • Ep 155: The R&A's GolfIt experiment

    August 16th, 2023  |  1 hr 15 mins

    It's back to a favourite topic of the Good Good team this week as we welcome Bunkered magazine's Michael McEwan back to the pod to talk about the R&A's innovative GolfIt facility in Glasgow.

  • Ep 154: The Switch

    August 10th, 2023  |  1 hr 24 mins

    A special week in golf demands special treatment and that's what episode 154 delivers. The regular team shifts to the back seat as special guest host Karen Harding and special guest co-host Emma Ballard take the controls to discuss the AIG Women's Open. The Course, the field, purses and the state of the game are all part of the discussion as the golf world gears up for what is shaping as a thrilling week.

  • Ep 153: Protecting Public Golf - The Right Way

    August 3rd, 2023  |  1 hr 39 secs

    There's no shortage of attacks on public golf but how we respond to those, as players and an industry, sets the tone for how successful we will be in protecting the game. Inspired by a column written by co-host Jimmy Emanuel we explore that issue on Ep 153 with the always interesting Sandy Jamieson.

  • Ep 152: Evian and more With Emma Ballard of Women and Golf

    July 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Its the fourth of five women's majors of the year and Women and Golf Editor Emma Ballard is along to talk Evian Championship, Armco Series and some of the bigger issues around golf.

  • Ep 151: Mike Clayton On UK Golf (from Hoylake)

    July 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins

    It's always a treat when Mike Clayton joins the pod and that was the case again for episode 151. While The Open will be the focus of most this week it will be, for hundreds or perhaps even thousands of golfers from around the world, merely the focal point of a pilgrimage that could change how they see and feel about the game. Golf in the UK gets so much right from courses to culture and everything in between and we touch on much of it in episode 151.

  • Ep 150: On the Ground at Pebble Beach

    July 6th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Everything this week is about the US Women's Open at Pebble Beach and we go straight to the course with Australian bagman for IN Gee Chun, Dean Herden.

  • Ep 149: Mike Clayton All Things Golf

    June 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 16 mins

    It's been too long since we had Mike Clayton on the pod so we tracked him down to Fort Worth Texas and got him on the digital line for a chat about all things golf.

  • Ep 148: Women Take Centre Stage

    June 22nd, 2023  |  56 mins 56 secs

    Busy doesn't begin to describe this time of year for golf with the best women players in the game ready to tackle one of America' finest courses this week at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Baltusrol already has a storied history and it will only be enhanced this week when a champion is crowned in the second women's major of 2023.

  • Ep 147: Ned Michaels from LACC

    June 14th, 2023  |  42 mins 55 secs

    It's US Open week on one of the more intriguing golf courses in recent memory. We go straight to California to catch up with TV Commentator Ned Michaels who will be doing featured group coverage for NBC all week.

  • Ep 146: This Is Bigger Than Golf

    June 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 45 secs

    It's gone way beyond a golf story but there is still plenty of golf stuff to speculate about in the PGA Tour/PIF/DP World Tour deal. So we do.

  • Ep 145: Women and Golf with Emma Ballard

    June 2nd, 2023  |  1 hr 33 secs

    Next week marks International Women's Golf Day and ambassador and Women and Golf magazine Editor Emma Ballard joins the pod to discuss that, Walton Heath and the upcoming AIG Women's British Open plus the state of the golf business.

  • Ep 144: The Curmudgeon John Huggan

    May 25th, 2023  |  51 mins 46 secs

    John Huggan joins the pod to discuss Brooks Kopek's PGA win and as is the way in the New World Golf Order, the broader implications for the top end of the men's game. From the Ryder Cup to an outburst from Koepka's coach, nothing happens in isolation in men's golf any more.