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.
Ep 105: Women and Golf with Nicole Wheatley
March 18th, 2022 | 1 hr 15 mins
Nicole Wheatley has been in the golf industry for more than 20 years and has some fascinating thoughts on what the game gets wrong - and right - about its marketing.
Ep 104: Stephen Proctor On Golf's Other Golden age
March 12th, 2022 | 1 hr 9 mins
Author Stephen Proctor joins episode 104 to talk his upcoming book 'The Long Golden Afternoon' about one of the most pivotal periods in the games history, 1864-1914. If Stephen's last book - Monarch Of The Green - is anything to go by this will be a brilliant, insightful and entertaining read.
Ep 103: Course Rankings - Can They Get It Right?
March 6th, 2022 | 1 hr 14 mins
In polite society it's religion and politics but in the golf world if you want to start an argument bring up golf course rankings. On Ep 103 Golf Australia Magazine editor Brendan James comes into the studio to talk about the magazine's latest top 100 list, how courses are judged and some of the myths around the ranking system. Co host Adrian Logue also has a special announcement about an upcoming trip to Barnbougle Dunes.
Ep 102: The Mysterious Richard Pennell
February 27th, 2022 | 1 hr 9 mins
Earlier this year a new talent emerged in the small corner of Golf Twitter that The Good-Good podcast inhabits in the form of the Stymied blog. Author Richard Pennell was a complete unknown to most of us but his writing has struck a chord with many so we decided to get him on the show and have him explain himself.
Ep 101: John Huggan On His week In Saudi Arabia
February 17th, 2022 | 1 hr 7 mins
What's Saudi Arabia really like? What was Phil Mickelson thinking when he told John Huggan he was offended by the PGA Tour's 'obnoxious greed'? What does the Phoenix Open have to do with The Simpsons and Soccer? And for a change of pace, is the Vic Open the best tournament in Australia? All on Ep 101 of the Good-Good Golf Podcast
Ep100: Mike Clayton
February 3rd, 2022 | 1 hr 22 mins
100 episodes is a bit of a milestone so to celebrate we invited back our favourite podcast guest, Mike Clayton. It's a rambling chat about Greg Norman, the Saudis, golf in Asia in the 80's, the quality of free to air TV programming, whether sport is simply entertainment or something more and any number of other Claytonesque rabbit holes. Enjoy.
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.