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42 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
216: Huggan, The Open and Outback Queensland Masters
Scottish journalist John Huggan has just covered the Open Championship at Royal St George’s and he’s our guest on Inside The Ropes this week with his usual straight-shooting style.Hosts Martin Blake and Mike Clayton discuss the potential greatness of Collin Morikawa and analyse the near-miss habit of Louis Oosthuizen.They also drop in on the Outback Queensland Masters which reaches its climax in Longreach this Sunday.
49 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
215: Baker-Finch, Lee wins and Shepparton visionaries
Episode 215: An Open Championship special reflect with Ian Baker-Finch on his win at Royal Birkdale 30 years ago, the greatest moment of his career.Hosts Martin Blake and Matt Cutler run the line through another Aussie victory overseas … this time for Min Woo Lee at the Scottish Open, and we learn about the growing women’s numbers at Shepparton Golf Club in our Visionaries of the Year segment.
45 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
214: Golden Era, Hannah Green and The Open
Episode 214: Hosts Martin Blake and Michael Clayton dissect the stunning string of victories by Australians on foreign tours over the weekend, Hannah Green speaks to us about her Olympic selection live and direct from hotel quarantine, and we take a quick glance at next week’s Open Championship at Royal St George’s.
48 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
213: Greg Longmore's miracle
Episode 213: Only months after suffering severe burns in an explosion that doctors feared might be his demise, champion Tasmanian golfer Greg Longmore is back on course and defying all the odds. Playing in a full body protective suit, Longmore shot a 66 at the weekend to highlight the importance golf in his remarkable rehab. He joins us today for one of the year’s most remarkable stories.Hosts Andy Maher and Mark Hayes are joined by fan favourite Matt Cutler for this and all the Aussie news from around the world.
70 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
212: Rahm, Lunn and Clayton
Episode #212: We look back at an epic US Open and the stunning finish of Jon Rahm before turning an eye to this week's Women's PGA Championship with Karen Lunn.Hosts Mark Hayes and Martin Blake are joined by the immutable Mike Clayton who shares his uncommon wisdom, plus we chat about all the Aussies.
76 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
211: Jones, Kim and the Queens of Hamilton
Episode #211: On the eve of the US Open, we chat with the super-chilled Matt Jones about his prospects and then catch up with another Sydneysider, Grace Kim, as she continues her dream tour of the USA.And in the interim, we catch up with Visionary of the Year award winners and burgeoning media stars Pam and Marg Kim at the ground-breaking Hamilton Golf Club.All this and a whole lot more from hosts Alison Whitaker and Mark Hayes.
63 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
210: Stephen Allan & PGA Affiliate Future Tour
Episode 210 is in the can with Alison Whitaker and Martin Blake on deck. We chat with Stephen Allan about qualifying for next week’s US Open 11 years after his first. Kim Felton from the PGA and Brad James from Golf Australia talk us through a new initiative around elite amateurs. Some Jon Rahm Covid drama in Ohio and Ali takes us through some horror stories at tournaments in the wake of Scott Hend’s wardrobe problems in Germany.
70 minutes | May 25, 2021
209: Father Time, Kempy and X-Golf
Episode 209: As the golfing world comes to terms with Phil Mickelson’s ground-breaking achievement, hosts Mark Hayes and Alison Whitaker marvel at golf’s oldest major champion.We share a few laughs with the ever-engaging Sarah Kemp after her best LPGA Tour result on American soil, then check in with X-Golf manager and former touring professional Peter Nolan about the rise and rise of simulator golf around Australia.Plus we walk through all the news from around the world and a whole lot more loose behaviour.
70 minutes | May 19, 2021
208: Herbert, PGA Champs & Long Drivers
On episode 208, we head over to South Carolina for the second men’s major of the year to chat with Lucas Herbert as one of the eight Aussies teeing it up at the PGA Championship.The Victorian chats setting up roots in Orlando, his aspirations to join the PGA Tour, and ‘leaving no stone unturned’ when it comes to a major.If you think you’re a big hitter, our chat with Joel Taylor, Director of the Pro Long Drivers Association in Australia, will have you wanting to ‘smash’ drives like Bryson DeChambeau.All this and a wrap of golf around the world with hosts Andy Maher and Ali Whitaker.
64 minutes | May 12, 2021
207: Rory's return & the 'L' word
This week we come close to apologising for writing off Rory McIlroy the week before he won his first tournament since 2019.We chat about the hot issue of whether it’s women’s golf, or ladies’ golf. Chyloe Kurdas, Golf Australia’s female engagement senior manager, who says ‘women’ is a better terminology.We talk Hannah Green’s great run in Asia and Maverick Antcliff’s superb performance in Europe as well.All this and a wrap of golf around the world with hosts Andy Maher and Martin Blake.
56 minutes | May 5, 2021
206: Handicap app & Natascha Tennent
This week we take a deep dive into the stunning form of world No. 13 Hannah Green, who narrowly missed a victory on the LPGA in Singapore.We talk to Simon Magdulski about Golf Australia’s new handicap app, which has proved to be a hit with golfers, and we learn the inspiring story of Queensland’s Special Olympics star Natascha Tennent, whose golf prowess is growing despite her issues with autism and Tourette Syndrome.We also have a look at Rory McIlroy’s continuing struggles… winless since 2019 as he reaches 32 years of age.All this and a wrap of golf around the world with hosts Andy Maher and Martin Blake.
65 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
205: Mullet men, Perske and an epic flood
As Australian golf celebrates another win for Marc Leishman and Cam Smith and their comedic antics on the PGA Tour, we also enthuse about Hannah Green and Gabi Ruffels on the LPGA Tour.We have a fascinating chat with Wayne Perske about the unique career path he’s trodden that has taken him from successful player to a Japanese jail and all the way back to pouring his heart into the future of the sport at beautiful Maleny Golf Club on the Sunshine Coast.We then come a little south and chat to Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club boss Johnathon Zirkler about the recent biblical rains that were so severe they cut access to the course and left all bar a couple of greens inundated by mud and water.All this and a wrap of all things golf around the world with hosts Andy Maher, Mark Hayes and Alison Whitaker.
74 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
#204: Tschudin, Luke & Guan
From successful touring pro to brilliant caddie on the PGA Tour for Cameron Davis, Andrew Tschudin sees golf from a unique perspective. We’re also joined by two newly crowned champions: Australian Amputee Open winner Shane Luke and Australian Boys’ winner Jeffrey Guan. The PGA of Australia’s Nick Dastey makes his in-studio debut as co-host with Andy Maher and Mark Hayes as we keep you up to date with all the happenings in the golfing world this week.
75 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
203: Masters wrap and rap (yep!)
If you’ve ever wanted to hear Andy Maher rap, you’re in unexpected luck! Much to co-host Mark Hayes’ disgust, Andy introduces a whole new element to our review of a memorable Masters.We also chat to Metropolitan GC board member Jay Bethell, whose club is doing amazing things to become a worthy winner of our Visionary of the Year March award.We welcome back Nick Dastey to chat all things PGA after some great news this week about next summer’s tournament schedule, plus a whole lot more.
58 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
202: Masters and more Masters
It’s golf’s week in the global sports spotlight and we just can’t get enough of the mighty Masters.We cross live to Augusta to chat with Aussie expert on the ground, Ben Everill, then chat with Sydney amateur Grace Kim who – partly at least – lived out her dream of playing Augusta National last week.Hosts Andy Maher, Mark Hayes and Martin Blake offer their ill-considered tips for the green jacket, plus we look back at the year’s first women’s major championship and Jordan Spieth’s timely return to the winner’s circle.
80 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
201: Bryden Macpherson, Rachel Bailey and Andy Richards
After an epic NSW Open, our very own Bryden Macpherson fought off an army of would-be stars to salute at Concord. He joins us today to tell us the trade secrets of exactly how.We stay in Sydney to chat with the emerging Andy Richards and his coach former WPGA Tour player Rachel Bailey, who’s breaking down barriers as a coach.Plus all the latest from a genuinely busy week around the world with Andy Maher, Mark Hayes and Stacey Peters at the helm.
68 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
#200: Karrie Webb and CEOs drop-in
To celebrate the show’s 200th episode, we are joined by Australian Golf legend, Karrie Webb. In addition, Golf Australia CEO, James Sutherland and PGA of Australia CEO, Gavin Kirkman drop by the studio to talk about greater collaboration to move the game forward. Our milestone episode is hosted by Andy Maher and Ali Whitaker.
70 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
#199: Andrew Evans and a 56er!
After our wrap of the Players, we have a couple of heartwarming chats with current and potential stars of the Isuzu Queensland Open – Andrew Evans, the new champ still letting his heroics sink in and then 13-year-old Alfie Ward, who had the week of his young life.Hosts Andy Maher and Mark Hayes then turn their attention to one of the more extraordinary scoring feats we’ve ever brought to the table when Connor McLachlan chats through his round of 16-under-par (YEP!!) 56 at Woodford Golf Club in Queensland.All this and all that’s important in world and local golf.
78 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
#198: International Women's Week special
As we celebrate the impact of women in our great game, the long absent Alison Whitaker makes a return to the co-hosting chair as we chat with WPGA boss Karen Lunn, Victoria Golf Club devotee Jan Jelleff and our Visionary of the Year February award winners.Co-hosts Mark Hayes and Martin Blake also run through the news of the week including Bryson DeChambeau’s musclebound heroics and Andrew Martin’s hour of power at TPS Bonnie Doon.All this and a whole lot more.
48 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
#197: Braith Anasta & #QldOpen
It’s episode #197 for Inside the Ropes and it’s an eclectic mix.NRL legend and budding golf player manager Braith Anasta tells us why he’s excited to host The Players Series in Sydney, talks about his (very tidy) golf, and a little rugby league anecdote.Luke Bates runs us through a preview of the Isuzu Queensland Open next week at Pelican Waters.And we look at the implications of the Tiger Woods car accident for golf.
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