130 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

    • Sport
    • 4.7 • 54 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.

    SOG 130: Frank Nobilo

    SOG 130: Frank Nobilo

    TV commentators get their fair share of criticism but few can take issue with New Zealand's Frank Nobilo who joins episode 130 of State of the Game. Nobilo is as thoughtful and articulate as any analyst in the business and he's also not afraid to speak his mind on everything from 'rollback' (he doesn't like the term) to his controversial belief that golfers are overpaid. There's also a bonus Mac O'Grady story in this episode for those who are into that sort of thing.


    Links mentioned on this episode:
    Geoff Shackelford's 'The Quadrilateral'

    • 1 hr 30 min
    SOG 129: The Politics of Public Golf with Dan Andrews

    SOG 129: The Politics of Public Golf with Dan Andrews

    Public golf facilities around the world are under pressure as a recent announcement to shut down half of Moore Park in Sydney, one of the nation's busiest public courses, proves. So what are the politics of public golf in a world where cities face increasing housing pressure? Former Victorian Premier and avid golfer Dan Andrews joins the pod to discuss how golf can better make its case in the debate over how we use our public space.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    SOG 128: Digging Deeper on Saudi Arabia with Dr Joshua Ralston

    SOG 128: Digging Deeper on Saudi Arabia with Dr Joshua Ralston

    LIV Golf has brought Saudi Arabia into sharp focus for golf and golfers but how much do we really know about the Kingdom and how it works? Dr Joshua Ralston from the Edinburgh University School of Divinity joins the pod to discuss some of the big, ethical questions facing golf.


    Sign up for Geoff's excellent Quadrilateral substack here


    Buy Mackellar Magazine here https://www.mckellarmagazine.com. You won't regret it.


    And listen to the Mackellar podcast here.


    Dr Josh Ralston on The Bag Drop podcast

    • 1 hr 28 min
    SOG 127: WTF Is Going On?

    SOG 127: WTF Is Going On?

    Despite almost no detail of how it will play out the announcement by the PGA Tour and the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund that they have ceased legal hostilities and will instead join forces has rocked the golf world. What does it mean? Who knows but there is much to speculate on. It's also not the only thing happening in the golf world with a most intriguing US Open coming up at the Georgee Thomas designed LACC next week plus the release of co host Geoff Shackelford's latest book.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    SOG 126: Grab A Drink Because This One Is All About The Ball

    SOG 126: Grab A Drink Because This One Is All About The Ball

    It's taken 126 episodes and lord knows how much drinking by you, the loyal SOG listeners, but finally the USGA and R and A have listened and the ball is going to be rolled back. Sure it's not enough and of course it's too late but it's a step in the right direction and that's cause for celebration.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    SOG 125: It's Been A While

    SOG 125: It's Been A While

    Even for State of the Game it's been a long break and even for us it's a long episode. But there was a lot to get through with Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton on Episode 125 including (but not limited to) The Australian Summer of Golf, LIV, the changing nature of digital media, how architecture has become more mainstream, a Seven Mile Beach update and plenty more as well. There's also some chat about Geoff's upcoming book Golf Architecture For Normal People which you can pre order at the links below.


    Pre order the new Geoff Shackelford book in the US at Amazon and in Australia at Booktopia.

    • 1 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

gazstaf ,

Thought Provoking

Absolutely love this, keep up the good work🏌️‍♀️

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.

Top Podcasts In Sport

The Howie Games
LiSTNR
SEN Breakfast
SEN
Bloke In A Bar
Denan Kemp
Triple M Rocks Footy AFL
Triple M
Dan Does Footy
DGM
The Matty Johns Podcast
Daily Telegraph

You Might Also Like

McKellar
McKellar Golf Podcast
The Fried Egg Golf Podcast
The Fried Egg
TalkinGolf
TalkinGolf Productions
The Shotgun Start
The Fried Egg
No Laying Up - Golf Podcast
NoLayingUp.com
The Golfer's Journal Podcast
The Golfer's Journal

More by TalkinGolf Productions