The Good-Good Golf Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Ep 38: Meg MacLaren Makes Her Good-Good Debut

    June 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins

    It's hard to believe this is Meg MacLaren's first appearance on the Good-Good podcast but it's a worthy debut. The recent winner on the newly formed Rose Ladies Series talks the LET/LPGA joint venture, her recent foray into TV writing, her addiction to golf and, of course, that victory last week.

  • Ep 37: Finally, Ewan Porter

    June 23rd, 2020  |  59 mins 40 secs

    It was a disaster when we asked Ewan Porter to come on the show last month and the recording 'somehow' got lost. But let's not dwell on the past, that water is under the bridge and on Episode 37 we catch up with the player turned commentator for some fascinating insights into the game.

  • Ep36: Unsung Heroes - Vern Morcom

    June 17th, 2020  |  52 mins 6 secs

    Many Australians with an interest in course architecture will be familiar with the name 'Morcom' but so often we when we hear the name we think mostly of Mick Morcom, who is credited with implementing Mackenzie's plans at Royal Melbourne. But while Mick's son Vern is hardly an unknown quantity, his influence on the game in Australia - and particularly regional Victoria - has never been properly documented. Until now. Author Toby Cumming joins the podcast this week to talk about his upcoming book on the life and work of Vern Morcom.

  • Ep 35: Golf and the Government With Golf Australia's Fiona Telford

    June 10th, 2020  |  54 mins 50 secs

    With public golf and its continued existence at the forefront of recent conversations, now seemed like a good time to meet Golf Australia's Government Relations Manager Fiona Telford. Fiona discusses the strategic aims of the organisation and its dealings with governments at Federal, State and - perhaps most importantly - local level.

  • Ep34: 1Club founder Sandy Jamieson

    June 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins

    We first met Sandy Jamieson back in January when he launched 1Club golf, a concept he designed himself to attract more people to the game. Six months on and despite a worldwide pandemic, 1Club has proved a major success. Sandy joins us on Episode 34 to talk about that plus the state of golf more broadly.

  • Ep 33: John Huggan talks Rory, Aus Open and more

    May 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Respected golf writer John Huggan joins Episode 33 to talk all things golf including: his recent podcast interview with Rory McIlroy that went viral; the 'Hitler' v 'Stalin' choice potentially facing the European Tour; the future of the Australian Open; gender politics in golf and so much more.

  • Ep 32: Spirit of St Andrews Revisited

    May 19th, 2020  |  2 hrs 34 mins

    Episode 32…the one that got away. We recorded a fabulous chat with former Touring Professional Ewan Porter this week and covered everything from the demons within that drive golfers to distraction to innovative formats and the future of the professional game in Australia. Sadly, nobody will get to hear that because of what we are referring to as a technical glitch (also known as oops….lost the recording!) We will have Ewan back in the next week or two but in the meantime we’ve delved into the archives to re-post one of our most popular episodes ever, The Book Club breakdown of Spirit of St Andrews with Mike Clayton. If you’ve never heard it you must and if you have you must again. Enjoy.

  • Ep 31: Weaning Golf Off Plastic

    May 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 secs

    Many outside the game see golf as - at best - a negative for the environment and there is no doubt the game has some significant questions to answer about issues such as water and chemical use. But there is another - mostly hidden - way that golf is less than environmentally friendly and it comes in the form of the humble golf tee. The predominantly plastic or hardwood device millions of golfers use to begin almost every hole they play is actually a needlessly damaging piece of equipment and this week's Good Good guest is doing something about it. Ed Sandison formed his company Ocean Tee Golf in 2018 with the aim of reducing the use of plastic tees and instead replacing them with a bamboo version. Having had some success, the company has now begun manufacturing apparel with plans to expand even further.

  • Ep 30: Looper Life In A London Lockdown

    May 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 20 mins

    Adam Drummond was once an aspiring professional but drifted into caddying just before the new millennium. 21 years later he's still at it having collected a host of great stories - not to mention a bunch of golf wisdom - along the way. Adam joins us for Episode 30 of Good Good to chew the fat about all things golf.

  • Ep 029: Canada's Answer To Mike Clayton

    April 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 28 mins

    Ian Andrew is a gentler version of our own Mike Clayton, a passionate course architect whose perspective and interest in the game is infinitely broader than his own place in it. Andrew joined Episode 29 to talk about his new book on famed Canadian architect Stanley Thompson plus a myriad of other topics including, but not limited to, the purpose of bunkers, the emerging moral issue of water and golf and why the future might be better for those who think width and angle are the keys to more interesting golf.

  • Ep 028: Where Golf And Art Intersect With Lee Wybranski

    April 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Sick of Covid 19? Us too. So we're not mentioning it this week. Instead, we're delving into the world of golf and art when we catch up with renowned golf artist Lee Wybranski. Lee has produced the posters for every US Open since 2008 and has painted as well as work for The Open Championship, PGA and Ryder Cup. He has also been commissioned to paint just about every significant club and course in North East America as well as many Scotland, too. Lee's passion for course architecture shines through in this engaging discussion on the world where golf and art meet.

  • Ep 027: The Ghosts of Masters Past

    April 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins

    For more than a decade Scott Micheaux had one of the best jobs in golf. As one of the lead golf writers for the Augusta Chronicle Michaux was tasked each year with producing a major profile of the defending champion in readiness as part of the paper's preview for each years event. From Angel Cabrera to Adam Scott and a surprise encounter with Tiger Woods, Michaux has some fabulous memories and stories from one of the most revered tournaments - and clubs - in the game.

  • Ep 026: Covid 19 Now and Beyond

    April 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min

    We'd all love to talk about something else but the realities of the ongoing Corona Virus Pandemic are making it hard. This week Matt Day, GM at Perth's 27-hole Collier Park facility, joins the pod to talk about the day to day realities of life in charge of two golf courses and some major projects which have been thrown into uncertainty. Matt is a thoughtful analyst of the golf business - and public golf in particular - and his insights are always worth listening to.

  • Ep 025: All About Seve

    March 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 26 mins

    In golf, the true greats are known by a single name. And just like Arnie, Jack, Tiger and Hogan, Seve takes his place as one of the best and most important ever to play the game. The Spaniard was charisma personified, both on and off the course, and taken all too early in 2011. If The Masters hadn't been postponed, this year would have marked the 40th anniversary of his first Green Jacket win and while there is no excuse needed it served as the ideal reason for an in depth chat about one of the game's most popular players. Join former caddie Billy Foster and fellow European Tour players Tony Johnstone and Mike Clayton as they reminisce about one of the most exciting players ever to pick up club.

  • Ep 024: Might Covid 19 Be Good For Golf?

    March 24th, 2020  |  59 mins 59 secs

    With a world spinning seemingly out of control there are lots of questions about where golf should fit in the new world order. There are no right or wrong answers but on Episode 24 Rod Morri and Adrian Logue are joined by Dave Hill (aka One Bearded Golfer) to thrash out some of the issues. It's a rambling chat but what else are you going to talk about at a time like this?

  • Ep 023: Anyone For a Top 100 Courses Debate?

    March 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins

    If you want to start an argument in golf there are a couple of surefire topics that will do it and the ranking of the country's top 100 courses is one of them. On Episode 23 of Good Good, Golf Australia Magazine Editor Brendan James joins us in studio to discuss the where, what, when, how and why of his publication's biennial list. It's a fascinating discussion that wanders in a few different directions including (despite best efforts to avoid it) the impact of the COVID 19.