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2 minutes | Sep 24, 2019
Ep 125: Signing Off From The ISG Podcast
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 offering. However, don't delete the feed from your favourite app as the podcast may start again in the future. In the meantime, for those who have enjoyed the company of regular hosts Adrian Logue and Rod Morri, head to TalkinGolf.com and check out the new show they will be co-hosting with Derek Duncan of Feed The Ball fame. The Good-Good Golf Podcast will bring the same eclectic mix of news and topics as the ISG Podcast always has just at a new home. You can listen and subscribe to the new show at the link as well as check out some of the other offerings on the TalkinGolf Network. iSeekGolf would like to thank all of our loyal listeners over the past two and a bit years for their support and feedback and we hope to return in the future.
60 minutes | Sep 3, 2019
ISG 124: Andrew Thomson on Japan, His Father and The Distance Debate
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 lawyer and author in his own right whose writings on golf and politics show a flair not completely unlike his father. He joins Episode 124 of the iSeekGolf podcast to talk all things golf from his dad's legacy to the ongoing distance debate. Links mentioned on this episode: iSeekGolf Tee Times Andrew's piece on the remote golf of the Goto Islands Andrew's FaceBook page for his book Bridge to the Gods - Tales from Kyushu. Andrew's book on Amazon
45 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
ISG 123: Money, Money, Money - Good For Golf?
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 Presidents Cup and how different life is one rung below the PGA Tour.
79 minutes | Aug 19, 2019
ISG 122: PGA Tour Bashing And The Distance Debate Solved
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 the ball problem and how good was the US Amateur? Links mentioend on this episode: iSeekGolf Tee Times Unfortunately, Tony Dear's briliant and comprehensive story on the distance debate is not avaiable online however, a subscription to Golf World UK may allow digital access.Special Guest: Tony Dear.
60 minutes | Aug 12, 2019
ISG 121: NewClub Golf - The Way Of The Future?
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 many new players. But a business in America has taken an age old golf idea - Scotland's golfing societies - and made it into a modern business. On this week's episode we chat with NewClub Golf co-founder Matt Considine about a concept that is fast gaining traction in the US and could one day be popular around the world. Links mentioned on this episode: NewClub Golf on Twitter, FaceBook and Instagram NewClub websiteSpecial Guest: Matt Considine.
80 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
ISG 120: Mike Clayton
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
72 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
ISG 119: Blue Collar Golf Course Architecture
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 Craig says it doesn't need to be so and hopes to be at the forefront of a wave of architects specialising in what he calls "Blue Collar Architecture" - course renovation on a shoestring budget. Colton joins the podcast to discuss that concept plus his obsession wth Perry Maxwell. Links mentionedon the show: Colton on Twitter The GCA article which inspired this episode The Perry Maxwell Society A hole by hole tour of Dana Fry's Arcadia Bluffs South Course mentioned by Colton Perry Maxwell's Wikipedia pageSpecial Guest: Colton Craig.
75 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
ISG 118: John Huggan On The Open, Censorship And Everything Else
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 the women's majors and plenty more as well. Links mentioned on this episode: John Huggan's piece on 'the fat kid with glasses' John Huggan's piece on Scotland's Bob Macintyre John Huggan's piece on Denis Pugh Meg Maclaren's piece on Rory McIlroy Adrian Logue's 'censorship' Twitter threadSpecial Guest: John Huggan.
71 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
ISG Ep 117: The Open. Need We Say More?
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 radar and Bruce Young performs his annual Open party trick - naming every winner since 1960 (almost). Links mentioned on this episode: The iSeekgolf Tee Times page
70 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
ISG Ep 116: Wolff, Golf's New World Order And What Women Want
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 podcast to ponder this question as well as delve into the festival that was the Irish Open at Lahinch, what to expect at Royal Portrush and Meg Maclaren's latest blog on why the Ladies European Tour matters. Links mentioed on this episode: Meg Maclarens Open Letter Matt Cooper's hole by hole guide to Royal Portrush The 1967 Australian Open at Commonwealth Golf Club iSeekGolf Tee TimesSpecial Guest: Matt Cooper.
63 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
ISG 115: The GCA Influencers Twitter List
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 explains some of his methodology and bias as well as a broader discussion about how the architecture discussion seems to be growing. Links mentioned on this episode: Adrian Logue's Twitter Influencers List
58 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
ISG 114 - Hannah Green, Vic Park and the state of golf
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 connection between exposure to golf and access to it, particularly in light of the recent decision by Brisbane City Council to close the Vic Park golf course. Golf Queensland Board Member Matthew Toomey joins us with some of the inside info and stats about the state of the game in Australia and what follows is a broad and thought provoking discussion.
67 minutes | Jun 18, 2019
ISG 113: What To Make Of The US Open
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 a US Open review with a difference.Special Guest: John Huggan.
62 minutes | Jun 10, 2019
ISG 112: Dr Kelly Price And The Other US Open
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 comments about the US Women's Open and how women's golf continues to fight for the attention it deserves. Links mentioned on this episode: Jessie Diggins' win at the Winter Olympics Nike's Dream Further ad ahead of the Womens World Cup Dr Kelly Price's piece on the LPGA's latest marketing effort The 'Five Points Of Celebrity' campaign run by the LPGA in the early 2000's.Special Guest: Dr Kelly Price.
90 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
ISG 111: Derek Duncan From Feed The Ball
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 discussion points: why the women's professional game might be better and more interesting to watch than the men's; is GCA starting to cut through among younger, mainstream golfers?; are we making progress in balancing gender inequity issues? All that plus plenty more when Derek Duncan joins us on the iSeekGolf podcast. Links mentiond on this episode: Meg Maclaren on Tiger winning the Masters Meg Maclaren on Hank Haney's comments Derek's website and Feed the Ball interview archive The Fried Egg drone flyover of Charleston Country ClubSpecial Guest: Derek Duncan.
51 minutes | May 27, 2019
ISG 110: What Can We Learn From The New Look Peninsula Kingswood?
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 mean for the game more broadly, where the North and South Course are likely to rank among Australia's best and why the club is keen to host a big time professional tournament in the near future.Special Guest: Heath Wilson.
57 minutes | May 20, 2019
ISG 109: Brooks Koepka The Enigma
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 about the Bethpage Black course, the New York crowds and the US Senior Women's Open at Pine Needles. Links mentioned on this episode: The iSeekGolf Podcast email address: email@example.com Ryan Farrow's Twitter feed featuring the pictures Adrian Logue talked about showing former mowing lines at Bethpage Black Adrian Logue on Twitter Rod Morri on Twitter Bruce Young on Twitter
60 minutes | May 13, 2019
ISG 108: Life In Golf's Echo Chamber
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 or is most of it really the same content just dressed a little differently? That was the question The Golf News Net founder Ryan Ballangee posed on Twitter last week and we liked it so much we got him on the show to expand on it. Links mentioned on this episode: Ryan's post Masters piece on Tiger's win Ryan's Twitter thread that inspired this episode Ryan Ballangee on Twitter Adrian Logue on Twitter Rod Morri on TwitterSpecial Guest: Ryan Ballangee.
42 minutes | May 5, 2019
ISG 107: Looping at Barnbougle Dunes
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 intrepid bag men to find out what life is like with two world top 50 courses as your office.Special Guest: Mick Lambert.
72 minutes | May 1, 2019
Golf Nerdery With Brett Hochstein
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 2000 words. Yes, 1,970 words devoted exclusively to the look and placement of sand on a golf course. Brett's epic bunker blog post Brett on Twitter The Schoolhouse 9 Rod Morri on Twitter Adrian Logue on Twitter The iSeekGolf back catalogueSpecial Guest: Brett Hochstein.
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