76 episodes

Estimates say there are as many as 60 million golfers in the world and we all know at least some of them who are completely addicted. The question is why? Join us as we try to discover the answer to that burning question, interviewing golfers both famous - and not - on a monthly quest to solve the riddle of this maddening game.

The Thing About Golf Podcast Golf Australia

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    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings

Estimates say there are as many as 60 million golfers in the world and we all know at least some of them who are completely addicted. The question is why? Join us as we try to discover the answer to that burning question, interviewing golfers both famous - and not - on a monthly quest to solve the riddle of this maddening game.

    The Thing About Golf #75: Isiaih Mwisege

    The Thing About Golf #75: Isiaih Mwisege

    Golf is a lot of different things to a lot of different people but for Uganda’s Isiaih Mwisege it is a calling.
    Isiaih found golf in 2003 through caddying and has since made it his life’s work to introduce as many Ugandan children as possible to the sport.
    The AFRIEYA Golf Academy provides opportunities not only in golf but also education and thanks to the dedication (and money) put up by Isaiah, continues to grow across the African nation.

    • 52 min
    The Thing About Golf #74: Paul McGinley

    The Thing About Golf #74: Paul McGinley

    If not for a knee injury sustained playing Gaelic football as a teenager, Paul McGinley’s life may have turned out very different.
    That injury saw the Irishman turn to golf and he went on to become a European Tour stalwart, hole a Ryder Cup winning putt and later Captain the Europeans to victory over the Americans. But McGinley has much more to offer the game beyond his fine playing credentials. 
    In this extensive chat with host John Huggan, McGinley covers everything from his unusual start in the game to the impact of LIV on professional golf.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Thing About Golf #73: Alex Mercer

    The Thing About Golf #73: Alex Mercer

    For 77 of his 88 years on the planet Alex Mercer’s life has been dominated by golf.
    A good player in his own right before a back injury early in his career, Mercer turned to coaching and having worked with the likes of David Graham, Steve Elkington, Brendan Jones and Michael Campbell (among others) successful doesn't begin to describe his career.
    His deep love of the game, keen mind and gift for communicating complex concepts in a simple way are all on show in this wide ranging interview with Rod Morri.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Thing About Golf #72: Eddie Pepperell

    The Thing About Golf #72: Eddie Pepperell

    Eddie Pepperell is a two-time European Tour winner and owner of some of the game’s most unusual swing drills. 
    But he’s also one of golf’s most interesting thinkers on matters both golf and more broadly.
    He has opinions on topics as diverse as world economics and market forces to how LIV Golf fits in Saudi Arabia’s bigger geopolitical strategy. He touches on all of it in this fascinating chat with The Thing About Golf podcast host John Huggan.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Thing About Golf #71: Jose Maria Olazabal

    The Thing About Golf #71: Jose Maria Olazabal

    Jose Maria Olazabal was one of the best of his generation – a dual Masters winner with one of the most admired short games in history. 
    But it is for his legendary pairing with Seve Ballesteros at multiple Ryder Cups — and his own heroics as captain in the 2012 ‘Miracle at Medinah’ —that he will be best remembered.
    John Huggan caught up with Olazabal during The Open Championship at St. Andrews for a wide-ranging interview on all things golf, and what it is about this game that he is so passionate about.
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Thing About Golf Podcast #70: Cameron Percy

    The Thing About Golf Podcast #70: Cameron Percy

    He’s not a household name or a prolific tournament winner but at the age of 48 Cameron Percy continues to achieve something most never do: keep his card on the most competitive Tour in the world.
    Golf aside, Percy is an engaging personality and interesting thinker whose political views often see him at odds with his peers. Yet he remains both popular and likeable as you’ll hear in this wide-ranging interview with Rod Morri.
    The Victorian discusses representing his state and country before earning a spot in his club pennant team, bringing a shoe shine kit on Tour during his rookie year and covers armlock putting and Will Zalatoris.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Patrick @ Cooks River ,

Guests!

Great show gents
Guests:-
Geoff Ogilvy
Wayne Grady

Cheers

Patrick

Revesbyreg ,

I’m loving hearing from the names I grew up wary

So many great guests, it’s been a treat listening to these podcasts & hearing from all the people I grew up watching and listening to. I’m happy with any guests you have on but just some ideas for future guests:
- Jane Crafter
- Judy Rankin
- Rodger Davis
- Jack Newton
- Craig Parry
- Maureen Madill
- Ken Brown
- Sam Torrence
- Mark James
- Warren Humphreys

NoogieManBoom ,

Guest Suggestions

B.Ogle & Jack Newton

Cheers Big Benny

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