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 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.
Ep 083: Meg MacLaren On Life, Golf and Winning
July 6th, 2021 | 1 hr 10 mins
Friend of the pod and one of the game's most popular young players Meg MacLaren returns to Good Good this week to talk her victory on the Symetra Tour, what it's REALLY like trying to win, the murky world of fist pumps, writing, golf, mental strength and much, much more.
Ep 082: Women And Golf With Karen Harding
July 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 3 mins
We talk a lot about the problems confronting women in the world of golf but on episode 82 we get an insight into what some of the solutions might be. Melbourne based journalist Karen Harding produced a lengthy and thoughtful piece for the June issue of Golf Australia magazine laying out the current state of affairs for women in golf but importantly also noting some of the potential ways forward.
Ep 081: US Open and Women's PGA with Mike Clayton
June 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 22 mins
One of life's great luxuries is to talk golf with Mike Clayton. Running a close second is to listen to Clayton talk about golf. We did the former on Episode 81 so you could do the latter. Topics include Peter Thomson's writings from 1981, last week's US Open, Australians under performing, Hannah Green, Su Oh and a couple of rabbit holes as well.
Ep 080: What's Doing At Dunedoo?
June 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
It's been six weeks since the golf course in the small country town of Dunedoo in NSW was severely damaged in a vandalism attack. This week we turn away from the US Open at Torrey Pines to get an update on the remarkable generosity that has seen Dunedoo start the journey to recovery with Club President Mark Gallagher and GM Ricky Bush. The third men's major of the year does get some air time but in typical Good Good fashion not in the way you'd think.
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.