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 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.
Ep 022: The Mad Americans In Studio
March 9th, 2020 | 1 hr 16 mins
They're the heavy weights of Golf Twitter and it was a privilege for Good Good to host Michael Wolf, Jon Cavalier and Nigel Islam in studio for a rambling chat about all things golf and all things Australia. From Royal Melbourne to Barwon Heads and NSW to Royal Adelaide, Wolf, Cavalier and their less well known but incredibly knowledgeable travel companion Nigel Islam had a great time in Australia and have some interesting observations about the golf culture and courses in these parts.
Ep 021: The Book Club - The World Atlas Of Golf
March 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 24 mins
Groundbreaking stuff on the Good Good Golf Podcast this week as we welcome a new guest host but reintroduce an old segment. The Book Club was one of the great success stories of the iSeekGolf podcast and it returns this week with Feed The Ball's Derek Duncan in the host chair joined by Adrian Logue and Monarch Of The Green author Stephen Proctor to break down one of golf’s most influential books - The World Atlas Of Golf. It's riveting stuff and will have you scouring eBay for a copy of your own.
Ep 020: Mike Clayton. Enough Said
February 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
The always popular and insightful Mike Clayton joins Episode 20 of the show to discuss Steph Kyriacou's remarkable victory at Bonville, the Peter Kostis revelations on the No Laying Up podcast, the Golf Premier League and plenty more as well.
Ep 019: Golf From The Non Golfer's Perspective
February 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
There's always hand wringing in golf about growing the numbers of people who play but do we ever stop to ask why it is non golfers aren't already swinging a club? After a brilliant piece in The Irish Times last week chronicling her journey to 13th Beach to watch fellow Irish woman Leona Maguire we catch up with former Olympic silver medallist Sonia O'Sullivan to find out what golf looks like to the outside world.
Ep 018: John Huggan On All Things Golf
February 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
John Huggan is one of the most respected and forthright voices in the game and he joins Rod Morri and Adrian Logue on Episode 18 to talk Vic Open, Min Woo Lee, the Distance Insights Report and more. There's also news about Derek Duncan and a special announcement about the long awaited return of the much loved Book Club.