105 episodes

State of the Game was one of the first golf podcasts to hit the internet and remains one of the most respected. Hosted by Rod Morri and boasting two of the game's most important voices in co-hosts Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford, State of the Game is the go to podcast for untainted and unfiltered analysis of the game at every level. If you're looking for swing tips and gear reviews you've come to the wrong place but for thoughtful discussion about the big issues facing the game you'll find this a comfortable home.

State Of The Game TalkinGolf Productions

    • Golf
    • 4.6, 42 Ratings

State of the Game was one of the first golf podcasts to hit the internet and remains one of the most respected. Hosted by Rod Morri and boasting two of the game's most important voices in co-hosts Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford, State of the Game is the go to podcast for untainted and unfiltered analysis of the game at every level. If you're looking for swing tips and gear reviews you've come to the wrong place but for thoughtful discussion about the big issues facing the game you'll find this a comfortable home.

    Ep 105: Geoff Ogilvy, The Bryson Debate and More

    Ep 105: Geoff Ogilvy, The Bryson Debate and More

    Will Bryson DeChambeau change the game? What is the role of mentors in golf? How much time should a US Open champion spend on YouTube and Instagram looking at golf swings? All that and more on Episode 105 of State of the Game with Geoff Shackelford, Geoff Ogilvy and Mike Clayton.


    Links menitoned on this episode:
    Sandy Jamieson's brilliant 1Club concept


    The TalkinGolf Network


    The Thing About Golf podcast episode with Karrie Webb


    Geoff Shackelford on Twitter and his new Podcast The Shack Show


    Mike Clayton on Twitter


    Rod Morri on Twitter

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep 104: What Will Become Of The European Tour?

    Ep 104: What Will Become Of The European Tour?

    With professional golf on hold for the foreseeable future only one thing is certain: the pay for play game will look very different on the other side of the Corona Virus pandemic. Can the European Tour survive the current crisis and if not will it be the PGA Tour or the Premier Golf League that becomes its saviour? Just one of the myriad questions pondered when Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri are joined by sports business expert Richard Gillis on Episode 104 of State of the Game.


    Links mentioend on this episode:


    Geoff Shackelford on Twitter and his new Podcast The Shack Show


    Mike Clayton on Twitter


    Rod Morri on Twitter


    Richard Gillis on Twitter and the excellent Unofficial Partner Podcast

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ep 103: The Corona Virus Episode

    Ep 103: The Corona Virus Episode

    It's all anybody's talking about. Including us. The Corona Virus has touched every facet of life, golf included, and is going to do so for the foreseeable future. What does it mean for professional and recreational golf? Who knows? Certainly not Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri but we chat about it anyway.

    • 54 min
    Ep 102: The Show We Never Thought We'd Have

    Ep 102: The Show We Never Thought We'd Have

    Finally. That's been the predominant response to the Distance Insights Report released earlier this week, a document that may well change the shape of the game for decades to come. Among the most vocal agitators for action on this issue for the past two decades have been Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford and on Ep 102 they have their say on the report and what it means.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 101: The Premier Golf League Bombshell

    Ep 101: The Premier Golf League Bombshell

    Not for the first time a World Golf Tour has been proposed with the noble intention of having 'the best play against the best more often'. Premier League Golf has been in the planning for several years and many of the world's top players have admitted to being interested. But can the PGA Tour put a stop to it and if not what would that mean for the Tour and the rest of world golf? Join Geoff Shackelford - the journalist who broke the story - Mike Clayton and Rod Morri as they ponder the potential fallout.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    SOG Ep100: And they said we'd never make it...

    SOG Ep100: And they said we'd never make it...

    It was exactly eight years ago today we released Episode One of 'The golf podcast that talks about stuff that matters' and 100 shows later has anything really changed in the game? The answer - as always - is both yes and no. There are dozens more golf podcasts to choose from, 'fan media' is apparently a thing and both the European and PGA Tours have different leaders. But the ball still goes too far, lots of players still don't 'get it' and Mike Clayton is still - despite what Miguel Angel Jimenez might say - the most interesting man in golf (as well as being among its greatest contributors). Episode 100 is not a look back show but if you're in the market for an interesting experiment head to the link below and have a listen to that first episode and you'll hear many of the same themes resonate in the game in 2020.


    Links for this episode:
    Network sponsor The Golf Society


    The debut episode of State of the Game

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

LukeDaws ,

Must Listen

Big fan of the iSeek Golf Podcast and found State of the Game as a result.

Excellent content and a must listen for any golf lover.

Gieusahaggis ,

Interesting

Good content but there needs to be a ban on people who say 'you know' 5 times in every sentence. It's a habit which can be broken with more awareness.

andrew priory ,

Thought provoking

Really interesting discussions from some really incredible minds, wish there was more of it

Top Podcasts In Golf

Listeners Also Subscribed To