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125: Signing Off From The ISG Podcast
Sep 24 • 2 min
Its been quite the journey but after 125 episodes the iSeekGolf Podcast will cease publishing from today. Changes at the ISG parent company have seen a shift in direction for the website and, at this stage, the podcast will not be part of the immediate…
ISG 124: Andrew Thomson on Japan, His Father and The Distance Debate
Sep 3 • 59 min
His father is one of the game's most revered exponents but Andrew Thomson's life has been about much more than being the son of five time Open champion Peter. A former federal minister in the Howard government and long time resident of Japan, Andrew is a…
ISG 123: Money, Money, Money - Good For Golf?
Aug 27 • 44 min
Rory McIlroy is $15 million richer but has that done anything positive for the game? Just one of the rabbit holes we delve into on this week's iSeekGolf Podcast with special guest host Bruce Young. Also, are eyeballs or points more important at the…
ISG 122: PGA Tour Bashing And The Distance Debate Solved
Aug 19 • 78 min
US based but UK born golf writer Tony Dear joins the podcast this week to discuss an eclectic mix of topics including: whether golf media in the Twitter age is too negative; why the handicap event at the Tour Championship is wrong; a potential solution to…
ISG 121: NewClub Golf - The Way Of The Future?
Aug 12 • 60 min
One of the biggest issues facing golf clubs around the world is a business model that no longer seems to appeal to the next generation of golfers. With choices many and varied and time tight, the idea of committing to just one clubs is not palatable to…
ISG 120: Mike Clayton
Aug 5 • 80 min
Mike Clayton joins episode 120 to discuss the Women's British Open, what's happened to Lydia Ko, the new Tour Championship format, how the PGA Tour is hurting world golf and much, much more. Links mentioned on this episode: iSeekGolf Tee Times
ISG 119: Blue Collar Golf Course Architecture
Jul 29 • 72 min
Even in an improving economy new golf course construction looks like a less than booming field but opportunities to improve existing courses are almost endless. While most in the industry equate renovation with big budget works, Oklahoma based Colton…
ISG 118: John Huggan On The Open, Censorship And Everything Else
Jul 23 • 74 min
John Huggan joins Episode 118 fresh off covering The 148th Open at Royal Portrush and among the topics discussed are: the driver testing scandal; the news you DON'T see on the game's official websites; the rise and rise of Bob Macintyre; what's up with…
ISG Ep 117: The Open. Need We Say More?
Jul 15 • 70 min
iSeekGolf resident analyst Bruce Young joins Rod Morri and Adrian Logue to look ahead to this week's final men's major of the year. The trio break down the Portrush course, the pros and cons of a home game for McIlroy, how Dustin Johnson flies under the…
ISG Ep 116: Wolff, Golf’s New World Order And What Women Want
Jul 8 • 69 min
Matt Wolff's PGA Tour win in just his third start as a professional is certainly impressive but it begs the question: what does the future of professional golf look like and is the current path good for the game? UK based golf writer Matt Cooper joins the…
ISG 115: The GCA Influencers Twitter List
Jul 2 • 62 min
Back in January #ISGPod co-host Adrian Logue caused a bit of a stir wth his list of the top 50 GCA Twitter influencers. In fact it sparked so much discussion we decided to record another episode of the pod with an update and here it is. In Ep 115 Adrian…
ISG 114 - Hannah Green, Vic Park and the state of golf
Jun 24 • 57 min
Hannah Green's outstanding victory at the Women's PGA Championship at the weekend only highlighted further the parlous state of public golf - and more particularly its courses - in Australia. With the spotlight shining firmly on the game we explore the…
ISG 113: What To Make Of The US Open
Jun 18 • 66 min
After a couple of days to reflect on the result John Huggan and Bruce Young join episode 113 to analyse happenings at the 119th US Open. From the enigma that is Rory to the possibility Adam Scott has found a bit of 'mongrel' ahead of next month's Open its…
ISG 112: Dr Kelly Price And The Other US Open
Jun 10 • 62 min
Everyone will be talking Pebble Beach and the US Open this week and that's as it should be. But if you feel like a bit of a break from that, jump in here as we talk to Dr Kelly Price about the LPGA's latest marketing campaign, Hank Haney's controversial…
ISG 111: Derek Duncan From Feed The Ball
Jun 4 • 90 min
Golf course architecture and its role in the game is a familiar topic for even casual listeners to the #ISGPod but on Episode 111 we go all in on the subject when Derek Duncan, host of the highly regarded GCA Podcast Feed The Ball, joins us. Among the…
ISG 110: What Can We Learn From The New Look Peninsula Kingswood?
May 27 • 51 min
It's been six years of hard work and disruption and the process has not been without controversy but the new look Peninsula Kingswood Golf Club is officially open for business. We catch up with CEO Heath Wilson for some insight into what the merger might…
ISG 109: Brooks Koepka The Enigma
May 20 • 57 min
His golf over the last two years has been other worldly but for some reason Brooks Koepka doesn't seem to connect with golf fans like stars from other generations. On Ep 109 Bruce Young, Adrian Logue and Rod Morri explore why that might be as well as chat…
ISG 108: Life In Golf’s Echo Chamber
May 13 • 59 min
There's never been a time when the golf consumer had access to more content. Between podcasts, blogs, websites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and more, there's almost no end to stories about every facet of the game. But is the game better for it…
ISG 107: Looping at Barnbougle Dunes
May 6 • 41 min
Even people who have visited Barnbougle Dunes in Tasmania often don't realise there is small band of regular caddies available to guide guests around the facility's two courses. On a recent trip to the island state, the ISG Pod caught up with one of these…
Golf Nerdery With Brett Hochstein
May 1 • 72 min
Brett Hochstein is an American design-build architect very much in the modern mould and has worked on projects in both Europe and the US. Brett is a self confessed golf nerd and he proved it with a recent blog post on bunkers which weighs in just shy of…
Meg Maclaren On Golf
Apr 22 • 63 min
Meghan Maclaren is fast establishing herself as one of the 'go to players' in golf. Her thoughtful and eloquent blog posts are matched by her ability to speak off the cuff on golf topics big and small. Add in the fact she's a seriously good player who…
Tiger
Apr 15 • 73 min
What else is there to say? Tiger Woods is now a 15 time major winner and five times a Masters champion and the whole world is captivated like they have never been by any other golfer - or perhaps sports person - in history. Join Bruce Young and Golf…
103: Augusta National - Golf’s Conundrum
Apr 8 • 49 min
It's the most famous golf club in the world and plays host to one of the most prestigious championships in the game but do we sometimes give Augusta National a free pass because of The Masters? Justin Falconer was on site at the inaugural Augusta National…
102: The Importance Of Public Golf
Apr 1 • 69 min
What is the outlook for public golf in Australia? What are the courses doing it well and what can we learn from them? As urban sprawl continues to increase pressure on shared space, public golf will continue to come under scrutiny and if the game wants to…
101: Christina Kim And The State Of Golf
Mar 26 • 61 min
Christina Kim is one of golf's most engaging players and joins this week's ISG Pod to chat all facets of the game. From the experience of playing the combined Vic Opens for the first time (spoiler alert: she's kicking herself for not coming sooner) to the…
100: How Podcasts Are Changing Golf And The World
Mar 18 • 93 min
To celebrate the 100th episode of the iSeekGolf Podcast we thought it would be fitting to take a look at how time shifted audio has changed the media landscape. There are believed to be more than 660,000 podcasts in the world already with the number going…
99: UK Golf Guy In Australia
Mar 11 • 75 min
The world of Twitter has drawn together an eclectic mix of golf architecture nerds and on episode 99 we meet another one: David Jones - aka UK Golf Guy. David is currently in Australia sampling some of the best golf we have to offer and sits down for a…
98: Darius Oliver: The Farm, The Future And Preserving Great Golf
Mar 4 • 71 min
The best discussions in life are the ones that make you think and Episode 98 of the #ISGPod does just that. We're joined by Darius Oliver of Planet Golf to talk his recently opened short course - The Farm at The Hills in New Zealand - but the discussion…
97: @Hainesy76 - The Golf Course History Photo Guy
Feb 25 • 67 min
Social media has allowed all sorts of people with niche interests to discover each other and Simon Haines is one of golf's best examples. He developed an interest in course architecture after his own home course in England - a Harry Vardon/Harry Colt…
96: Irish Star Leona Maguire
Feb 19 • 43 min
Ireland's Leona Maguire is one of the most promising young players in the women's game and makes her debut as a Ladies European Tour member at the Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville in northern NSW this week. Maguire boasts an impressive amateur record…
95: Mike Clayton talks all things golf
Feb 12 • 57 min
Can the Vic Open format work elsewhere? Does it need the presence of big name players? Will continued growth see the tournament lose the very things that have made it uique and special in the world of golf? All these questions and more when former player…
94: Meghan Maclaren and Felicity Johnson on golf and gender inequity
Feb 5 • 64 min
On January 16, English golfer Meghan Maclaren sent out a tweet noting the difference in prize funds between a Ladies European Tour event and a men's European Tour event being played in Abu Dhabi a week apart. What followed was a three day uproar over…
93: Keith Rhebb and the importance of Winter Park
Jan 29 • 83 min
In 2016 the rebuilding of a small, run down public golf course in suburban Florida probably seemed unlikely to have much impact on the broader golf world but how wrong that perception turned out to be. The Winter Park 9, as it is now known, has come to…
92: John Huggan, Bruce Young and golf’s big issues
Jan 21 • 57 min
The European Tour's inaugural Saudi International will be played next week featuring some of the biggest names in world golf but it's a move that isn't sitting well with some. We chat about that plus the possibility of the Ryder Cup one day being played…
91: Golf’s Twitter Influencers
Jan 14 • 62 min
If you like golf course architecture there is plenty of content on Twitter but who should you follow? ISG Pod co-host Adrian Logue donned his 'geek' hat at the end of last year and for the third time ran the numbers on the 50 most influential GCA Twitter…
90: Forest Fezzler with Jay Revell
Jan 8 • 71 min
Forest Fezzler is all too often remembered for donning a pair of shorts on the 72nd hole of the 1983 US Open at Oakmont. The protest stunt was legendary and in keeping with Fezzler's personality but his contribution to the game - particularly in his…
89: Mind Games With Richard Zokol
Dec 17, 2018 • 74 min
Is golf really a case of mind over matter? Kind of, says former PGA Tour winner Richard Zokol who has spent the best part of 20 years studying the brain and mind and how it impacts golf performance. Richard joins the show, alongide special guest co-host…
88: Andy Staples On Golf And Community
Dec 10, 2018 • 77 min
Golf all too often exists 'over there', outside of communities in both geography and culture. But American course designer Andy Staples says that needs to change, especially if the game is to survive - and thrive - into the future. On episode 88, Staples…
87: Keith Cutten and the Evolution of Course Design
Dec 3, 2018 • 71 min
Golf courses don't evolve in a bubble and Canadian course architect Keith Cutten's new book - The Evolution of Golf Course Design - explores the influences that have shaped the game for more than 200 years. Filled with brilliant photographs and…
86: John Huggan and Bruce Young on the State of Golf
Nov 26, 2018 • 62 min
With the Australian summer of golf coming to an end and the European Tour just getting started it's an ideal time to look at how Australian - and global golf - is faring. From the possibility of the PGA Tour taking over world golf to the extraordinary…
85: Who does golf exclude and why?
Nov 19, 2018 • 57 min
History was made at The Australian Open at The Lakes when the inaugural All Abilities Championship was decided this past week. The tournament saw 12 golfers with disability from around the world tackle the course in tournament conditions, off the…
84: ISG Golf and Live Pod Day!
Nov 13, 2018 • 89 min
It finally happened! The inaugural ISG Pod golf and live recording day was a small affair but a big success with nine loyal listeners turning out to sample the ongoing works at the Bonnie Doon Golf Club in Sydney. There were plenty of laughs and lots of…
83: Our First Professor As A Guest!
Nov 5, 2018 • 70 min
It's hard to imagine a simpler question: "Why Isn't Women's Golf More Popular?" That was the title of a recent article by Dr Kelly Price at the website www.womensgolf.com and while its a straightforward question the answers are anything but. Dr Price…
82: Robert Hunter’s The Links with Mike Clayton
Oct 29, 2018 • 147 min
The ISG Pod Book Club is back and this episode is without doubt the most requested to date. In the wake of the exceedingly popular Spirit of St Andrews episode, many listeners asked that Robert Hunter's The Links go under the microscope and now here it…
81: Matt Kamienski and the PGA Tour in Australia
Oct 22, 2018 • 67 min
Many Australian golfers don't realise the PGA Tour has an office right here in Melbourne so with just a month to go till the 2018 World Cup of Golf at Metropolitan we caught up with the PGA Tour's Matt Kamienski, head honcho at the local branch and the…
80: The Unstoppable Nick Voke
Oct 17, 2018 • 54 min
If the international golf season was only a month long New Zealand's Nick Voke might be the world's number one ranked player. A stunning three wins in five starts on the PGA Tour China Series sees Voke earn Web.com Tour status for 2019 and he joins…
79: How Patrick Reed can save the PGA Tour with Eamon Lynch
Oct 9, 2018 • 63 min
On episode 79 Golfweek columnist Eamon Lynch joins the show to discuss his intriguing column suggesting Patrick Reed will be the saviour of the PGA Tour. We also discuss the possibility of a World Tour and how that might help or hurt Australia, Lynch's…
78: Richard Gillis, The Ryder Cup and The Captain Myth
Oct 1, 2018 • 75 min
As the narrative around Jim Furyk's Ryder Cup captaincy continues towards the negative we invited Richard Gillis, author of The Captan Myth, on to episode 78 to talk everything Ryder Cup except the actual shots played. One of the world's great sporting…
77: Bryden Macpherson, the hippie golf pro
Sep 24, 2018 • 79 min
Bryden Macpherson isn't like your average professional golfer. He's thoughtful, insightful, somewhat altruistic and, frankly, a bit of a hippie. On Episode 77 he joins Adrian Logue and Rod Morri to discuss the moral responsibility of Australian players to…
76: Making Golf History Interesting
Sep 16, 2018 • 86 min
A game that has been around for more than 600 years is guaranteed to have more than its fair share of interesting history and our guest on Episode 76, Connnor Lewis, specialises in simultaneously entertaining and educating about the game's past. Find out…
75: John Huggan Telling Tales and talking Ryder Cup
Sep 10, 2018 • 66 min
Why can Robert di Vicenzo take credit for John Huggan's golf career? How did Bruce Young end up flying private in the US in the early 2000's? Did a local caddy really call the great Seve Ballesteros Steve? Find out all this and more - including a bit of…
74: Is The FedEx Cup Good For Golf?
Sep 3, 2018 • 65 min
Professional golf is about so much more than playing the game. In fact, as Australian touring professional Mat Goggin once described it 'talent is just the entry fee'. So do the world's top players have a responsibility to the game beyond simply playing…
73: ISG Pod Book Club - Tiger Woods
Aug 28, 2018 • 99 min
There has never been a bigger celebrity in golf than Tiger Woods. From the moment he won the 1997 Masters as a precocious 21-year-old the now 14-time major winner has been THE face of the game. While Woods' golf was other worldly it was his fall from…
72: Uncovering the genius of Desmond Muirhead
Aug 20, 2018 • 78 min
Desmond Muirhead was one of the game's truly great characters and while he is remembered by too many only for some of his unorthodox later designs, his impact on the industry has been significant. From his work alongside Jack Nicklaus at Murifield Village…
71: The return of Hannah Green
Aug 13, 2018 • 69 min
Hannah Green is an ISG Podcast favourite and she makes a long awaited return on Epsiode 71. We chat with Hannah about her season, life on the LPGA Tour, this Beth Ann Nichols story on Inbee Park being asked to pay for clubs plus Hannah's take on TIger and…
70: Flic Johnson on the British Women’s Open and the state of golf more broadly
Aug 6, 2018 • 66 min
The Vic Open has proved a hit not only among fans but players as well and two time Ladies European Tour winner Felicity Johsnon tells us why it's such a favourtie with the pros. We also discuss what's good - and not so good - in the state of the game more…
69: Tom Coyne A Course Called Scotland
Aug 1, 2018 • 80 min
When the ISG Podcast Book Club launched in January this year Tom Coyne's A Course Called Ireland featured in our second episode. Fast forward six months and Coyne's recently released A Course Called Scotland is making waves in golf literary circles. Coyne…
68: The Open Wrap - Fabulous Frankie
Jul 22, 2018 • 65 min
Francesco Molinari, somehow, continued to fly under the radar despite amazing form leading into the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie. He proved what a mistake that was with a dogged victory Sunday, staring down an early charging Tiger Woods and…
67: Feeling the Spirit of St Andrews
Jul 17, 2018 • 101 min
For many it's a pilgrimage and The Open is the perfect excuse to do it. A round at the Old Course at St Andrews is the Holy Grail for the golf architecture nerd and ISG Podcast co-host Adrian Logue is undoubtedly in that category. On episode 67 he joins…
66: Carnoustie 1975 through the eyes of a caddie
Jul 9, 2018 • 68 min
Australian golf fans will remember the 1975 Open at Carnoustie for the close call of Jack Newton but co-host Bruce Young and his then boss Graham Marsh weren't too far away from being part of the eventual play-off for the title. Bruce joins the podcast on…
65: Larger than life Robert von Hagge
Jul 2, 2018 • 59 min
Anyone who ever encountered Robert von Hagge never forgot him and his friend and business partner of more than 30 years, Rick Baril, can understand why. One of the most prolific designers of his generation his work can be found on more than 250 courses in…
64: ISG Book Club - The Greatest Game Ever Played
Jun 26, 2018 • 98 min
It's an ambitious title but the events depicted in Mark Frost's The Greatest Game Ever Played live up to the headline. In 1913, as the game was still taking hold in America, a 20-year-old virtual unknown amateur outplayed the game's two biggst stars to…
63: John Huggan from Shinnecock Hills
Jun 18, 2018 • 50 min
John Huggan is one of the game's most respected writers and, like many, was less than pleased with what he witnessed at last week's US Open in New York. He joins Episode 63 of the podcast to give his thoughts on the Phil Mickelson putting incident,…
62: Lawrence Donegan McKellar Magazine
Jun 11, 2018 • 72 min
Modern media is all too often a sanitised version of events presented by those with a vested interest in the product they are writing or broadcasting about. So says former Guardian golf correspondent Lawrence Donegan who joins the pod to chat about the…
61: Tom Doak from the TalkinGolf Archives
Jun 4, 2018 • 86 min
Tom Doak has been described as everything from brash to arrogant but what has never been questioned is his talent for desiging interesting, fun and playable golf courses. In this 2010 chat with ISG Podcast co-host Rod Morri, Doak talks about how he got…
60: Bill Coore from the TalkinGolf archives
May 28, 2018 • 67 min
He might be the nicest man in the game and alongside partner Ben Crenshaw is responsible for some of the most influential course designs of the last 30 years. In 2010 iSeekGolf Podcast's Rod Morri was host of another podcast, TalkinGolf, and caught up…
59: ISG Book Club Spirit of St Andrews
May 22, 2018 • 152 min
"The most important golf book ever written." That's the verdict from course architect and commentator Mike Clayton about Dr Alister Mackenzie's 1934 book The Spirit of St Andrews and in this monster episode of the iSeekGolf Book Club he makes some…
58: Brad Klein on golf and the media
May 14, 2018 • 66 min
The relationship between the media and its customers used to be pretty straightforward: Build an audience and sell access to that audience to willing advertisers. It seems that simple model is no longer as relevant in the digital age where everyone with…
57: John Huggan at The Players
May 8, 2018 • 58 min
A thumbs up for Golf Sixes? This isn't the John Huggan we've come to know and love! One of the game's most respected golf writers and entertaining and thoughtful analysts joins Bruce Young and Rod Morri on episode 57 of the pod to talk: dry ice and first…
56: Brandel Chamblee
May 1, 2018 • 70 min
After a week of Twitter exchanges Golf Channel host Brandel Chamblee joins Episode 56 of the iSeekGolf podcast to talk Alister Mackenzie, US Open course set ups, the conspiracy to keep Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson relevant and why LPGA Tour courses need…
55: Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book
Apr 23, 2018 • 99 min
With students including Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw and Mickey Wright, Harvey Penick clearly knew a little something about golf and how to teach it. The Texan legend's Little Red Book sits comfortably alongside Hogan's iconic Five Fundamentals as the best…
54: Peter Kessler
Apr 16, 2018 • 97 min
He was the first and best known voice at Golf Channel when it launched in 1995 and he continues to be one of the game's great story tellers and analysts. Peter Kessler has interviewed almost every important golf figure of the last century, either on his…
53: Masters Wrap (and not a word about Tiger!)
Apr 9, 2018 • 75 min
A Masters wrap with virtually no mention of Tiger Woods (well one, but it's just a mention). We touch on: The reaction to Alan Shipnuck's story about Patrick Reed's estranged family, the magic that is Jordan Spieth at Augusta (including his fascinating…
52: Masters preview - three great finishes with Gil Capps
Apr 2, 2018 • 128 min
1975, 1987 and 2011…just three of the 50 Masters final round broadcasts available on the Masters YouTube channel but the three we're focussing on for this special preview edition of the year's first major. Gil Capps, author of The Magnificent Masters,…
51: ISG Book Club - The Eternal Summer (Pt2)
Mar 29, 2018 • 66 min
Welcome to Part Two of the ISG Book Club - The Eternal Summer. So good is Curt Sampson's 1992 book about the 1960 golf season that hosts Rod Morri, Adrian Logue and Mike Clayton couldn't fit a breakdown of it into one episode so here we are with part two.…
50: ISG Book Club - The Eternal Summer (Pt1)
Mar 27, 2018 • 63 min
It was one of the game's greatest and most compelling tournament seasons and came at a time when the world around golf was rapidly changing. Curt Sampson's The Eternal Summer breaks down the 1960 season of professional golf with a focus on three of the…
49: Australia’s least known golf star Brendan Jones
Mar 19, 2018 • 60 min
In an almost 20 year career playing the Japan Tour Brendan Jones has amassed 14 victories and a wealth of experience. The former Australian Amateur champion joins Bruce Young and Rod Morri on episode 49 of the podcast to talk the future of golf in the…
48: The other side of the ball debate
Mar 12, 2018 • 77 min
The debate about distance rages on with most already taking their stance on one side or other of the issue. Our #ISGPod hosts are in favour of rolling back the ball but that's not true of everyone in the game. On Episode 48 we try to find some common…
47: Does The Ball Go Too Far?
Mar 5, 2018 • 75 min
In Episode 47 we touch on the simmering debate about distance, find out from Bruce Young what the novices at the NZ Open learned at caddie school with Steve Williams and dissect what the victories of Phil Mickelson and Michelle Wie might mean in golf's…
46: ISG Pod Book Club - A course Called Ireland
Feb 26, 2018 • 81 min
The notion of walking the entire coastline of a nation for the purpose of playing all of it's seaside golf courses is just crazy enough to be the basis of a book. Tom Coyne's A Course Called Ireland is that book. On Episode Two of the ISG Pod Book Club we…
45: Golf Australia CEO Stephen Pitt
Feb 19, 2018 • 64 min
There is a lot to like about golf in Australia but the game isn't without its challenges. Golf Australia CEO Stephen Pitt joined Bruce Young and Rod Morri on episode 45 of the podcast to discuss everything from funding of the organisation's elite programs…
44 - Respected golf writer Lorne Rubenstein
Feb 12, 2018 • 79 min
There was a time when 'golf media' meant print magazines but that time is long past. The internet might have changed the industry we know as media more than any other and the way golf is reported on has changed along with it. Respected Canadian golf…
43 - Rob Collins on Sweetens Cove
Feb 5, 2018 • 73 min
Rob Collins and Tad King are at the cutting edge of golf course design and their project at Sweetens Cove in Tennessee has met with almost universal critical acclaim. The nine hole course has been a labour of love and, along with Winter Park in Florida,…
42: The ISG Book Club
Jan 29, 2018 • 106 min
Geoff Shackelford is one of the game's most outspoken commentators through his popular blog, regular appearances on Golf Channel and his several books on the game. All of which made his 2003 book Grounds For Golf the ideal starting point for the ISG…
41 - Reviving the NZ Open
Jan 22, 2018 • 56 min
The New Zealand Open is an important tournament in this part of the world with an enviable list of winners including Peter Thomson nine times and Kel Nagle seven. But in a game that is becoming increasingly expensive to run at the professional level, this…
40: A Short History of Golf
Jan 15, 2018 • 60 min
"It's not the history of golf," says author Matt Cleary. "It's A history of golf. And a short one at that." In an entertaining and informal wander through some of the great stories and characters that make up golf's rich past, Matt Cleary has removed the…
39: The Uber Of Golf
Jan 8, 2018 • 50 min
"Golf is the only game that you can't decide beforehand how long you want to play for. We're changing that." So says Pascal Stolz, CEO of eGull Pay golf, a radical and fascinating concept where golfers get to pay by the hole for the amount they play.…
38: Mark Hensby on his one year ban
Dec 12, 2017 • 12 min
Mark Hensby was one of the ISG Podcast's most entertaining guests when he appeared on Episode 8 of the show but has found himself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons this week. Hensby released a statement overnight regarding his one year suspension…
37: Nick O’Hern on winning the battle of the mind
Dec 11, 2017 • 67 min
While we might not have the technical skills of the top players even double digit handicaps can improve their golf simply by thinking better on the course. Nick O'Hern made a career out of managing his mind and emotions better than the rest and his book -…
36: Bryden Macpherson’s agonising Euro Tour near miss
Dec 4, 2017 • 76 min
Bryden Macpherson's second ISG Podcast appearance is as entertaining as his first, the 27-year-old again showing remarkable insight and maturity despite a heartbreaking close call at qualifying for next year's European Tour. Bryden finished second on the…
35: John Huggan calls it as he sees it
Nov 27, 2017 • 62 min
Is the Australian Open losing it's shine? Does it need to co-sanction with the European Tour? Does the ball go too far? Are equipment manufacturers trying to stifle debate on the subject? Can Tiger Woods amaze us one last time? All this and more covered…
34: Daniel Fox tells what its like not being Jason Day
Nov 20, 2017 • 56 min
From Perth Western Australia to Little Rock Arkansas and every corner of the globe in between, Daniel Fox has made a living playing golf for more than a decade. He tees up in this week's Australian Open alongside the likes of Jason Day and Jordan Spieth…
33: Mike Clayton Unplugged II
Nov 13, 2017 • 89 min
Mike Clayton might be the most interesting commentator the game has right now. His views are well researched and strongly held but always open to review if he finds an alternative that makes more sense. His opinions are unfiltered and too blunt for the…
32: The game’s best caddie, Steve Williams
Nov 6, 2017 • 61 min
All too often he's simply described as Tiger Woods' former caddie but that does a disservice to the extraordinary career of New Zealand's Steve Williams. 2018 will be his 40th year in the profession and the forthright Williams has no shortage of memories…
31: Tiger’s back and the Asia Pacific Amateur
Oct 30, 2017 • 71 min
As he did last year, Tiger Woods has announced he will make a return to competitive golf at his own tournament in the Bahamas in December. That should give the golf world, including us, plenty to speculate on for the next month but we also break down a…
30: Andy Johnson from The Fried Egg
Oct 23, 2017 • 89 min
Why does golf course architecture matter? Can Tiger Woods come back? What is the future of media coverage of the game? This and plenty more when Andy Johnson, founder of innovative and successful website www.friedegg.co, joins Episode 30 the podcast.…
29: Hannah Green’s remarkable season and what is Tiger playing at?
Oct 16, 2017 • 68 min
We've been talking up her game both on and off the course all year and Hannah Green has met and exceeded all expectations in both departments. On episode 29 of the iSeeokGolf Podcast the LPGA bound West Australian makes her second appearance and shows…
28: The joy of links golf and does the game need an offseason?
Oct 9, 2017 • 62 min
The week that passes for golf's offseason in the US is already over and Season 2017/18 is upon us. Bruce Young and Rod Morri ponder whether that is good for the game as well as delving into what makes Brooke Henderson such a great ambassador for golf,…
27: Golf Channel’s Phil Blackmar on ‘Brain Bifurcation’ and the state of the game
Oct 3, 2017 • 56 min
Phil Blackmar is one of the game's most interesting and insightful commentators whose analysis on Golf Channel is always worth listening to. He joins the podcast this week to chat about everything from why the Web.com Tour Finals are more interesting than…
26: Golf Australia’s Mark Hayes and solving the game’s problems
Sep 25, 2017 • 71 min
The uniqueness of golf and the issues it faces is under the microscope this week with Golf Australia Media Manager Mark Hayes. Topics include how you can win a trip to Barnbougle Dunes and King Island (enter here http://www.golf.org.au/golfmonth), the…
25: Marc Leishman plus the 54 hole major
Sep 19, 2017 • 66 min
Marc Leishman is one of the game's genuine nice guys but he might just be starting to realise how good he is. We chat about that as well as the apparent death of the One Asia Tour, the rights and wrongs of a golfer winning $10 million, the unusual…
23: For real pressure, watch the Web.com Tour
Sep 4, 2017 • 66 min
This week Web.com Tour Digital Producer Kevin Prise joins the podcast to explain how the Web.com Finals work as well as delve into what makes America's secondary Tour so compelling to watch. Kevin is also co-host of the Tour's recently launched podcast,…
22: Mark Broadie and how Strokes Gained can help you
Aug 28, 2017 • 90 min
In the old days golf stats were simple. Things like Fairways Hit and Total number of putts taken ere the benchmarks but all that has changed recently with the introduction of Strokes Gained. The man behind the system, Mark Broadie joins the iSeekGolf…
21: Jason Norris and the Solheim Cup
Aug 22, 2017 • 64 min
Life as a golf pro is nowhere near as glamorous as most of us think and Fiji International winner Jason Norris is living proof. Jason's win this week was one of the most popular in recent memory and he joins Bruce Young and Rod Morri to chat about how…
20: Quail Hollow thumbs up or down?
Aug 14, 2017 • 63 min
Sunday's finish was high on excitement but did that mask issues with the PGA? Adrian Logue says yes and makes some interesting and valid points to support his theory. Also, the case for Hideki Matsuyama being golf's most intriguing top flight golfer (the…
19: Mike Clayton unplugged
Aug 8, 2017 • 103 min
It's a long one this week listeners but well worth the effort as we explore all things golf with the insightful, sensible and extraordinarily knowledgeable Mike Clayton. Clayton is a former touring professional turned course architect and commentator…
18: The reality of running a pro tournament
Aug 1, 2017 • 68 min
With the number of professional golf tournaments played each week you'd think they'd be easy to organise. You'd be wrong. Today's guest Michael Goldstein has spent the best part of two years to realise his dream of bringing the LPGA Tour to New Zealand…
17: The importance of the bag man
Jul 24, 2017 • 63 min
Cynics have even been heard to proclaim that a caddie has never hit an important shot in a tournament but the bagmen proved their worth at Royal Birkdale last week. iSeekGolf co-host Bruce Young is a former international caddie and on episode 17 we delve…
16: The Open is here at last
Jul 18, 2017 • 70 min
Adam Bland tees up in his third Open Championship at Royal Birkdale while iSeekGolf's Adrian Logue covers his first. We chat to both on Episode 16 as well as get Bruce Young's take on what to expect when the 146th edition of the game's oldest major tees…
Ep15: Great week for Aussie golf
Jul 11, 2017 • 46 min
One of the most popular wins in recent memory as Katherine Kirk breaks a seven year drought while Curtis Luck continues his relentless push for a US PGA Tour card. Meantime, the rules are in the headlines again with Jon Rahm under the spotlight and the…
Ep14: Bryden Macpherson on life and golf
Jul 3, 2017 • 92 min
Bryden Macpherson is one of only two Australians ever to win the British Amateur championship but he's also one of the game's more articulate and intelligent thinkers. He joins the podcast on Episode 14 for an enlightening chat about golf, life and…
Ep13: Give women the respect they deserve
Jun 26, 2017 • 64 min
Does Spieth compare with Tiger? Is women's golf more interesting than men's? And was caddying more dangerous in the 1970's? All that and more on episode 13 of the iSeekGolf podcast…
Ep12: Was Erin Hills good for golf?
Jun 20, 2017 • 61 min
It was the longest course in US Open history but yielded the equal lowest score in relation to par by a player who epitomises the modern power game that is professional golf. Does this tell us anything good or bad about the state of the game? Join Bruce…
11: It’s US Open week at last
Jun 12, 2017 • 67 min
The US Open dominates the discussion this week with lots of chat about the role of USGA Chief Mike Davis, the risks the organisation has been taking in the past decade with course selection and setup as well as who to look for come Sunday afternoon.…
10: US Open Qualifying
Jun 6, 2017 • 54 min
Does it matter what golf courses look like on TV, how has the internet changed the way golf is sold and consumed and is Adam Scott the games most articulate top player? Plus, the simple, or simplistic, idea to help bring more people to golf. Morri: Bring…
9: Special guest host Hannah Green
May 29, 2017 • 64 min
Promising Australian professional Hannah Green joins Rod Morri and Bruce Young as co-host for this episode. Hannah is one of Australia's most promising young players and already has one win on the LPGA's secondary Symetra Tour. The three discuss…
8: Special guest host Mark Hensby
May 23, 2017 • 75 min
Episode 8 of the iSeekGolf podcast features a very special guest host, PGA Tour winner and former President's Cup player Mark Hensby. Mark joins us to update us on his career and to reflect on his experiences over 2 decades of golf at the highest levels.…
7: THE PLAYERS review and the relentless progression of technology!
May 16, 2017 • 60 min
In this week's episode Rod, Bruce & Adrian review all the action from Si Woo Kim's win at THE PLAYERS Championship, discuss the controversy whipped up from Brandel Chamblee and Nick Faldo's opinions on Ian Poulter's performance and we examine Greg…
6: Sam Brazel and Why 18 holes?
May 9, 2017 • 77 min
Bruce Young and Rod Morri are joined by European Tour player and reigning Hong Kong Open champion Sam Brazel to get his thoughts on the GolfSixes event played in England last week. Brazel and Scott Hend represented Australian in the tournament and lost to…
5: Cam Smith and rules expert Missy Jones
May 2, 2017 • 90 min
Rules expert Missy Jones joins the podcast to talk all things golf rules plus the panel breaks down Cam Smith's win, Alexander Levy's entertaining play and the possibility the governing bodies will outlaw those green mapping books you see the pros use on…
4: Golf is more than a game
Apr 24, 2017 • 60 min
When iSeekGolf forum member Live4Golf took his own life last year it sent shockwaves through the community. But fellow member Ben Flintoff is determined Paul Jordison won't be forgotten and so was born the idea of Longest Travelling Hat. We also touch on…
3: Caddiegate
Apr 17, 2017 • 52 min
Jason Dufner has been hammered on social media after some poor behaviour in the final round of the RBC Heritage event while Lydia Ko dumped her bagman despite finishing T2 at the weekend in Hawaii. Bruce Young, Adrian Logue and Rod Morri dissect that as…
2: Masters Review
Apr 11, 2017 • 63 min
Is there too much money in professional golf, will Sergio Garcia's standing in the game change after his Masters win and who will have the task of keeping adversaries apart at the Champions dinner in coming years? All this and more in Episode 2 of the…
1: Lexi rules drama, Masters preview
Apr 5, 2017 • 50 min
In the first episode of the iSeekGolf podcast we talk about the controversy over the Lexi Thompson penalty in the ANA Inspiration, we preview this weeks US Masters and we bring you an interview with John Boyette of the Augusta Chronicle…