State Of The Game

State Of The Game

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The Golf Podcast That Talks About Stuff That Matters


SOG Ep 093: Bob Denney on AW Tillinghast
May 8 • 94 min
With the PGA Championship set to return to the Bethpage Black course in New York next week there will be plenty of discussion about course design AW Tillinghast. While known mostly as a course architect, Tillinghast had many more strings to his bow…
Master Coach Denis Pugh
May 2 • 74 min
Denis Pugh is a 40 year overnight success story. In his early years as a coach his theories were often scorned but having worked with more than 200 touring professionals - including Colin Montgomerie, our own Mike Clayton and of course the reigning Open…
The Masters Big Picture
Apr 21 • 82 min
Tiger Woods winning his fifth green jacket was something special but The Masters is about so much more than just the 72 holes each year. Join Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri as they break down what the 2019 Masters means in the bigger…
SOG Ep 090: Old Course Rough and Rules, Rules, Rules
Mar 2 • 82 min
Is golf going into meltdown or are we just having a rough patch because of the new rules? Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri delve into the seemingly weekly rules snafus in the professional game while also touching on the 'enhanced' rough we…
89: SOG Ep 089: Saudi Arabia, Hao Tong Li and Augusta National
Jan 31 • 95 min
The storm over the European Tour's visit to Saudi Arabia is only intensifying but it's not the only controversy bubbling in golf. There is still lots of disquiet over the penalising of Hao Tong Li in Dubai as well as discussion about Lucas Herbert's…
88: Ep 88: Lucy Li and the Rules of Amateur Status
Jan 10 • 75 min
Most were expecting a rules controversy early in 2019 but few could have predicted what has transpired with 16-year-old Lucy Li. The world's number nine ranked non-professional player looks all but certain to be stripped of her amateur status after…
87: SOG Ep 087: Ru Macdonald and the power of Instagram
Dec 22, 2018 • 83 min
Interested in golf course architecture and wondering the best social media platform to indulge your passion? Golf Channel regular, popular blogger and SOG co-host Geoff Shackelford says Instagram is the best and makes his case - with the help of Scottich…
86: SOG Ep 086: Richard Gillis and Over The Top TV
Dec 15, 2018 • 85 min
Golf on TV is big business and its in the midst of some dramatic change. Sports business writer and consultant Richard Gillis joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to explain the concept of 'Over the top TV' and why the game's two biggest…
85: SOG Ep 085: Golf’s New Rules
Nov 21, 2018 • 76 min
Golf's new rules come into effect in less than two months but how many people are really ready? USGA Manager of Rules Outreach & Programming Joe Foley joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to discuss that plus lots more including…
84: SOG Ep 84: The Euro Tour and Saudi Arabia
Nov 14, 2018 • 64 min
Should the European Tour be playing a tournament in Saudi Arabia? Simple question, complicated set of answers. Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri are joined by Middle East expert Arthur MacMillan to discuss the as yet unnamed Saudi event and…
83: SOG Ep 83: Jason Day Architecture Critic
Oct 13, 2018 • 100 min
Is the handicap system killing golf's adventurous spirit? Will we ever see George Thomas' 'course within a course' concept catch on? Does Jason Day have any credibility when he suggests architects are to blame in golf's distance debate? Is the Tiger/Phil…
82: SOG Ep 82 Ran Morrissett
Sep 12, 2018 • 95 min
Last month Ran Morrissett published a list of 147 courses he nominated as ‘Custodians of the Game’. The venues all promote the simplest and most joyful elements of the game, from width and playing angles to walking and simple green keeping practises. But…
81: SOG Ep 81 - The Tiger/Phil Match (and more)
Aug 29, 2018 • 93 min
Sometimes there is so much to talk about you don’t need a guest and episode 81 of State of the Game comes at just such a time. From the Tiger/Phil big money match to reactions to Bellerive to Inbee Park’s slap in the face from one of the game’s biggest…
80: SOG Episode 80 - Andrew Coltart and Scottish Golf
Jul 31, 2018 • 85 min
Mike Clayton and Rod Morri are joined by former Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart to discuss the state of Scottish, and world golf. Coltart won the 1997 Australian PGA at NSW Golf Club, a tournament made famous by another incident involving Clayton himself:…
79: SOG Ep 79 US Open fallout - the big picture
Jun 28, 2018 • 76 min
It’s been a couple of weeks but the controversy from the US Open continues to bubble with many believing the USGA has lost a significant amount of credibility after happenings at Shinnecock Hills. Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton join Rod Morri to…
78: SOG Ep 78 - Clayton remembers Peter Thomson
Jun 21, 2018 • 92 min
Peter Thomson was a giant of the game, not only in Australia but around the world. His five Open titles put him among the greats in history but his contributions to golf extend far beyond simply his brilliance with clubs in hand. His writings on the game…
77: SOG Ep 77 Trinity Forest
May 16, 2018 • 68 min
2006 US Open winner Geoff Ogilvy joins Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to talk about the new and intriguing Byron Nelson host venue Trinity Forest. With the course dominating pre-tournament talk, Ogvily outlines some of the reasons Trinity Forest will be an…
76: SOG Ep 76
Mar 17, 2018 • 88 min
PGA Tour player and course architecture junkie Zac Blair joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri on Episode 76 to talk the distance debate, course architecture, The Buck Club project and more.
75: SOG Ep 75 - The Ball Debate
Mar 7, 2018 • 80 min
Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton join host Rod Morri to break down the ball debate which has broken out in the recent weeks.
74: SOG Ep 74
Nov 6, 2017 • 52 min
Billy Dettlaff is a retired golf professional who has produced a stunning new book on the history of his craft. The extraordinary end result is a book of both stunning beauty and historical importance. Billy joined Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod…
73: SOG Episode 73
Oct 9, 2017 • 72 min
It’s been a while but Episode 73 is worth the wait as Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri are joined by Geoff Ogilvy to talk Presidents Cup, players not marking on the green before opponents hit their shot, where the best crowds in the world are…
72: SOG Ep 72 Mat Goggin
Apr 27, 2017 • 75 min
20 year Tour veteran Mat Goggin joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to discuss the fallout from the Lexi Thompson rules controversy and more on episode 72 of State of the Game.
71: SOG Episode 71 - Geoff Ogilvy Masters preview
Mar 31, 2017 • 77 min
Golf’s best interview, 2006 US Open winner Geoff Ogilvy, joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to discuss next week’s Masters - and a whole lot more - on episode 71 of State of the Game.
70: SOG Ep 70 Dottie Pepper
Jan 18, 2017 • 72 min
Former player and CBS commentator Dottie Pepper joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri for an all encompassing chat about the state of the game, golf course architecture and lots more on episode 70.
69: SOG Ep 69
Oct 31, 2016 • 55 min
Does the Titleist float tell us anything about the state of the game, are more golfers ‘getting’ course architecture and can 72 hole stroke play continue to be the future of the game? Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton break down all that and more with…
68: SOG Ep 68 Richard Gillis
Sep 21, 2016 • 75 min
Richard Gillis’ new book The Captain Myth is a fascinating study of the role of the Captains at the biennial Ryder Cup. On episode 68 he joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to discuss the book and so much more about the game and business…
67: SOGEp 67 Roger Cleveland
Jun 23, 2016 • 77 min
Legendary club designer and short game expert Roger Cleveland has been around the world’s best players for the best part of 40 years and joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri on episode 67 of State of the Game.
66: SOG Ep 66 - Geoff Ogilvy at Oakmont
Jun 14, 2016 • 59 min
2006 US Open winner Geoff Ogilvy joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to discuss the year’s second major at Oakmont.
65: SOG Ep 6- The Masters (sort of)
Mar 31, 2016 • 65 min
Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri chat about the upcoming US Masters plus get sidetracked by all things effecting the game both on and off the course.
64: SOG Ep 64 Christina Kim
Mar 5, 2016 • 72 min
Christina Kim is one of the LPGA Tour’s most popular and outspoken players and she joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayotn and Rod Morri for episode 64 of State of the Game.
63: SOG Ep 63 the BBC’s Iain Carter
Jan 5, 2016 • 67 min
After one of the most memorable years in major championship golf BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter has written a book simply title The Majors 2015. He joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to discuss that, and a range of other topics, on…
62: SOG Episode 62 - Ru Macdonald
Nov 12, 2015 • 58 min
Ru Macdonald is host of the brilliant Scottish Golf Podcast which publishes weekly and he joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri on this episode to discuss all things golf in Scotland.
61: SOG Episode 61
Oct 26, 2015 • 61 min
Co-host Mike Clayton has been travelling the globe and doubles as guest this week when he joins Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri to talk Presidents Cup, why Korea’s women are so good and an impending golf downturn in China.
60: SOG Ep 60 Grant Waite
Sep 4, 2015 • 67 min
Former PGA Tour now Champions Tour player Grant Waite joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to chat all things Tiger Woods, Chris Como, Greg Norman and golf in general.
59: SOG Ep 59 - UK Golf
Jul 29, 2015 • 73 min
Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford join Rod Morri to talk about golf in the UK with both having attended The Open at St Andrews and squeezed in a bunch of extra golf as well.
58: SOG Ep 58 Geoff Ogilvy
Jun 26, 2015 • 72 min
Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri are joined by 2006 US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy to talk Chambers Bay and the upcoming Open Championship.
57: SOG Episode 57
Jun 11, 2015 • 64 min
Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri are joined by golf course architect Jay Blasi, the man largely responsible for the design of US Open host course Chambers Bay
56: SOG EP 56 The new Hogan company
May 28, 2015 • 70 min
Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri talk to Terry Koehler, the man behind bringing Hogan golf clubs back to the game
55: SOG Ep 55 Gil Capps
Apr 23, 2015 • 74 min
Geoff Shackelford, Mike CLayton and Rod Morri are joined by their first return SOG guest, NBC and Golf Channel stalwart Gil Capps.
54: SOG Ep 54 Michael Bamberger
Mar 27, 2015 • 65 min
Award winning Sports Illustrated writer Michael Bamberger joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to talk about his new book Men In Green to be released in April.
53: SOG Episode 53
Mar 18, 2015 • 56 min
Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford join Rod Morri to talk US Masters, golf course design and set up and potential merger talks between European and Australian Tours…
52: SOG Ep 52 Royal Melbourne and Riviera
Mar 2, 2015 • 58 min
Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton join host Rod Morri to discuss, among other things, the effect of course set up on Royal Melbourne and Riviera as they hosted professional tournaments in the same week.
51: SOG Ep 51 Tiger’s yips
Feb 4, 2015 • 45 min
Geof Shackelford and Mike Clayton join host Rod Morri to chat Tiger’s yips, Rory’s dominance, Olympic golf and more on episode 51 of State of the Game.
50: SOG EP 50 Hank Haney
Dec 8, 2014 • 61 min
Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri are joined by Hank Haney, former coach to Tiger Woods and host of his own satellite radio show.
49: SOG Ep 49 Musician Lloyd Cole
Nov 25, 2014 • 70 min
Musician Lloyd Cole is as passionate about golf as he is music and chats with Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri about his love for the game.
48: SOG Ep 48 Royal Melbourne
Oct 31, 2014 • 69 min
Ted Bishop, Tom Watson and some general chit chat about the beauty of Royal Melbourne and watching golf from the fairways instread of behind ropes…
47: SOG Ep 47
Oct 27, 2014 • 67 min
Many in the golf industry are looking to China for the future growth in the game but things aren’t quite so simple says Dan Washburn, author of The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream.
46: SOG-Ep-46 The Ryder Cup
Sep 20, 2014 • 56 min
Brian Keogh of the Irish Golf Desk joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike CLayton and Rod Morri to talk all things Ryder CUp
45: SOG Ep 45 - Joe Ogilvie
Sep 4, 2014 • 86 min
He’s been touted as a future Commissioner of the PGA TOUR and is regarded as one of the game’s most interesting professionals and Joe Ogilvie joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to talk all things golf on this episode of State of the Game
44: SOG Ep 44 - Frank Nobilo
Aug 20, 2014 • 78 min
Former Touring Professional now Golf Channel analyst Frank Nobilo joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to talk all things golf.
43: SOG Ep 43 - How golf clubs become Royal
Jul 30, 2014 • 80 min
Golf course architect Scott Macpherson from Scott Macpherson Golf Design chats about his fascinating new book on the world’s 66 Royal golf clubs as well as discussing the controversial changes to the Old Course.
42: SOG Ep 42 Tom Watson (not THAT Tom Watson)
Jul 11, 2014 • 54 min
Mike Clayton and Rod Morri catch up with Tom Watson, Australian caddie to 2011 US Women’s Open champion So Yeon Ryu, just hours before the first round of the Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale
41: SOG Ep 41 Bill Fields
Jul 3, 2014 • 72 min
Golf World senior writer Bill Fields joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to discuss his new book Arnie, Seve and a Fleck of golf history.
40: SOG EP 40 “Pinehurst back to its best”
Jun 3, 2014 • 74 min
Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri chat with auhtor Chris Buie about his intirguing book “The Early Days of Pinehurst”
39: SOG Ep 39 Ran Morrissett
May 21, 2014 • 75 min
Mike Clayton, Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri are joined by co-founder of GolfClubAtlas, Ran Morrissett
38: SOG EP 38: Marketing with Richard Gillis
May 14, 2014 • 59 min
Mike Clayton, Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri chat with author, journalist and publisher of the unofficialpartner.co.uk blog Richard Gillis about all things advertising and marketing in the modern game of golf.
37: SOG-Ep-37: Is Bubba the future of golf?
Apr 17, 2014 • 57 min
Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton join Rod Morri tobreak down the week at Augusta National as well as discuss some of the issues confronting the women’s professinal game.
36: SOG Ep 36: “This Masters defined Nicklaus”
Mar 28, 2014 • 83 min
Geoff Shackelford, Mike CLayton and Rod Morri are joined by auhtor Gil Capps to discuss his excellent new book on the 1975 US MAsters
35: SOG Ep 35: “Putting is overrated”
Mar 12, 2014 • 63 min
Professor Marl Broadie joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to discuss his new book Every Shot Counts.
34: SOG Ep 34 - Author Curt Sampson
Feb 11, 2014 • 66 min
Mike Clayton, Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri chat with best selling author Curt Sampson.
33: SOG-Ep33 - “Top 100 PGA tour players - the numbers don’t lie”
Jan 30, 2014 • 58 min
Join host Rod Morri with Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton as they talk with Brett Avery about his controversial ranking of the top 100 players of the PGA Tour since 1980…
32: SOG EP 32:” RM was the star of the show…”
Nov 27, 2013 • 61 min
Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford join host Rod Morri to break down two weeks of tournament golf at Royal Melbourne.
31: SOG Ep 31 “I tried to save Tiger…”
Nov 14, 2013 • 65 min
David Eger joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to discuss the Tiger Woods Masters ruling, state of the Champions Tour, politics among the game’s governing bodies and more on episode 31 of State of the Game
30: SOG-Ep 30 “Tiger’s chase makes Jack’s record better…”
Oct 29, 2013 • 64 min
Mike CLayton, Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri welcome Golf World Editor Jaime Diaz to the show this week to talk all things Tiger Woods, golf media and the State of the Game…
29: SOG Ep 29: “The Tour is not golf…
Oct 8, 2013 • 65 min
Geoff Shacklford and Mike Clayton join host Rod Mori as they chat with GolfWeek architectiure editor brad Klein about hie new book Wide Open Fairways: A Journey Across the Landscapes of Modern Golf
28: SOG-EP 28 “The camera has changed the game..”
Sep 30, 2013 • 79 min
Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton join host Rod Morri in a chat with TV analyst and former player Judy Rankin
27: SOG Ep 27 - “Do we need to simplify the rules?”
Sep 16, 2013 • 71 min
On this epsidoe Mike Clayton, Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri catch up with two former USGA staffers who have formulated two simplified sets of rules for the game.
26: SOG Ep 26 “We don’t need more beer drinking cart driving golfers…”
Aug 25, 2013 • 68 min
Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford join host Rod Morri to discuss all things golf from The Open Championship and US PGA to the new USGA TV deal with FOX in the US.
25: SOG Ep 25 - “UK golf reminds me why I play…”
Jul 11, 2013 • 85 min
Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri are joined by special guest Geoff Ogilvy to talk all things Muirfield, Open Championhsip and golf in general…
24: SOG-Ep-24 “Talent is only the entry fee in professional golf…”
Jun 27, 2013 • 81 min
Mike Clayton, Geoff Shackelford and host Rod Morri are joined by Australian Touring Professional and US Open participant Mathew Goggin to get his take on Merion and the state of the game more generally.
23: SOG Ep 23: “They said Merion would never host again..”
Jun 5, 2013 • 71 min
Jeff Silverman, author of a soon to be released book on the great Championship moments at Merion Golf Club, joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to give some fascinating insights into the host course of next week’s US Open venue.
22: SOG Episode 22: “Anchoring will be hard to police…”
May 28, 2013 • 51 min
Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton join host Rod Morri to discuss the anchoring ban, racism in the game and how the Rio course is progressing as the clock ticks down to 2016….
21: SOG-Ep-21 - “The European Tour IS Seve…”
May 4, 2013 • 61 min
On this episode of State of the Game we welcome special guest Tony Johnstone, six time European Tour winner and now TV commentator, as he joins Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to talk all things State of the Game plus tell a few stories form the glory days of…
20: SOG Ep 20 - “Australia’s last sporting mountain…”
Apr 15, 2013 • 58 min
Adam Scott had a nation cheering with his Masters victory but it was only one intriguing storyline from a tournament that always seems to produce drama.Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton join Rod Morri to review one of golf’s great weeks….
19: SOG Ep 19 - “The Masters is all about the course…
Apr 4, 2013 • 46 min
More than just a golf tournament the year’s first major brings together everybody who is anybody in golf. Join Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and host Rod Morri as they discuss what’s likely to happen on and off the course at this year’s US Masters
18: SOG EP 18: PGA of America President Ted Bishop
Mar 28, 2013 • 52 min
PGA of America President Ted Bishop has ben vocal in his stance against the proposed anchoring ban. On this episdoe Bishop explains the thinking behind that stance as well as the possibility of bifurcation.
17: SOG Ep 17: “I hope the end game is the ball…”
Mar 3, 2013 • 54 min
On today’s episode Mike Clayton, Geoff Shackelford and John Huggan join host Rod Morri to discuss the surprise announement by Tim Finchem that the US PGA Tour would oppose the proposed ban on anchored putters. The team also discusses Rory McIlroy’s poor…
16: SOG Ep 16 “They’re only selling hope…”
Jan 31, 2013 • 50 min
Bifurcation, slow play an the Vijay Singh banned substance debacle…all that and more on 2013’s first episode of State of the Game with Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton….
15: SOG Ep-15: “What they’re doing is unforgiveable…”
Nov 29, 2012 • 55 min
Two monumental announcements were made this week: The Old Course at St Andrews is under the surgeon’s knife and anchored putting will be outlawed in 2016. Host Rod Morri is joined by Geoff Shackelford, John Huggan and Mike Clayton to dicsuss two of golf’s…
14: SOG Ep 14: “My mum could captain the Ryder Cup…”
Oct 4, 2012 • 46 min
Golf’s most compelling event somehow seems to just keep getting better. Geoff Shackelford, John Huggan and Mike Clayton join host Rod Morri to break down events at Medinah, with Clayton even claiming his mum could captain the Ryder Cup….
13: SOG-Ep-13: “It’s all too friendly at the moment..”“”
Sep 25, 2012 • 39 min
Join Rod Morri, Geoff Shackelford and John Huggan as they break down the most exciting week in golf, the Ryder Cup. The team also give their final verdict on the just concluded FedEx Cup and why the format still isn’t quite right.
12: SOG-Ep-12-“The first clear Number one since Tiger…”
Aug 14, 2012 • 58 min
The year’s final major is run and won so now it’s time to rank them. Hear from the State of the Game team Mike Clayton, John Huggan and Geoff Shackelford as they break down the Grand Slam events of season 2012, from Bubba’s hooked wedge at Augusta to…
11: SOG EP 11 - “Pro golf just doesn’t engage me any more…”
Jul 23, 2012 • 47 min
Lorne Rubenstein has been one of the game’s great chroniclers for more than 30 years but after this week’s Canadian Open will file his final weekly column for Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper. Rod Morri caught up with Lorne to get his thoughts on the…
10: SOG-EP-10 “The Open won’t be going to Portrush…”
Jul 6, 2012 • 47 min
Geoff Shackelford and John Huggan join host Rod Morri to look back at the US Open, analyse the US Tour’s new secondary tour sponsor, the new event in Turkey giving Tim Finchem and George O’Grady a headache and the chances of The Open returning to Royal…
9: SOG Ep 9 “One of sport’s great upsets…”
Jun 12, 2012 • 60 min
While the US Open unfolds at Olympic this week there will be plenty of talk about the 1955 event at this venue and the incredible upset victory of Iowa club profesional Jack Fleck over Ben Hogan. Neil Sagabiel of the Armchair Golf Blog has written a…
8: SOG Ep 8 - “What have they done to Merion?”
Apr 17, 2012 • 60 min
In this special combined episode of TalkinGolf and State of the Game Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and John Huggan join host Rod Morri to talk US Masters, Augusta National politics and Mike Clayton’s amazing golf odyssey taking in some of America’s very…
7: SOG Ep 7 - “We’ll forgive Augusta National anything if the golf’s good”
Apr 1, 2012 • 36 min
The most anticipated US Masters in years gets underway this week and, like everyone else with an interest in the game, we at State of the Game are keen to talk about it. Join Rod Morri, Geoff Shackelford and John Huggan as they break down the field, the…
6: SOG Ep 6 - “There’s a reason we were selected…”
Mar 28, 2012 • 48 min
It’s the biggest golf course design announcement in history and this week on State of the Game co-hosts Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri catch up with Gil Hanse to discuss his winning design for the 2016 Olympic Games golf course.
5: State of the Game Episode 5 - “Slow play is an epidemic and it’a just bad manners..”
Mar 8, 2012 • 46 min
Does your club have a problem with slow play? Well today’s episode of State of the Game is a must listen. Host Rod Morri is joined by blogger Geoff Shackelford and Scotland on Sunday columnist John Huggan as they meet John Small, a tournament organiser…
4: SOG Ep 4 - “The professional game is just not very interesting the way it’s played” - Greg Turner
Feb 27, 2012 • 46 min
Former touring professional turned golf course designer, New Zealand’s Greg Turner is one of the more articulate members of the golfing fraternity. This week he joins host Rod Morri and co-host Mike Clayton to discuss the joy of the short par-4, the…
3: SOG Ep 3 - “The game has been hijacked by money”
Feb 13, 2012 • 47 min
The USGA - and Tiger Woods - are talking banning the belly and long putter. Join host Rod Morri, co-hosts John Huggan and Mike Clayton and long time broomstick putter user Craig Spence as they dissect just how dificult - or even desirable - that might be.
2: State of the Game Episode 2
Feb 7, 2012 • 52 min
Could the USGA be preparing to take on golf’s major manufacturers over distance? New USGA President Glen Nager was talking tough on the issue at last week’s USGA annual meeting and Geoff Shackelford was there. Join Shackelford and host Rod Morri as they…
1: State of the Game Episode 1
Jan 21, 2012 • 36 min
Geoff Shackelford, John Huggan, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri today launch State of the Game, their new podcast exploring issues effecting the game of golf. Among topics discussed on this first episode are: why the distance obsession has hurt the game, why a…