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71: The return of Hannah Green
Aug 13 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…