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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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    • 4.7, 23 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 #21: Karrie Webb

    The Thing About Golf #21: Karrie Webb

    Karrie Webb is a self-confessed golf nerd but unlike the rest of us she also happens to be one of the best golfers in the history of the game. Yet, seven majors and a Hall of Fame career are in some way just the beginning for Karrie because as remarkable as it is to consider, in her own mind, the most important part of her golfing life is really just getting started. You'll hear how in this exclusive chat with host Rod Morri.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    The Thing About Golf #20: Scott Hend

    The Thing About Golf #20: Scott Hend

    Too much Trackman, not enough working the ball, Tiger to maybe get to 18 majors before the end of the year... Scott Hend has opinions and he's not afraid to share them! In a wide ranging chat, the popular Australian talks everything from golf in Asia versus America to continuing to travel the world to tee up at the age of 46. He's refreshing, he's honest, he's entertaining and he happens to still be one hell of a player so settle in and enjoy some time with Scott Hend.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Thing About Golf #19: Bryden Macpherson

    The Thing About Golf #19: Bryden Macpherson

    Bryden Macpherson will be a name familiar to a few of you though it would be fair to say that even in golf circles he's far from a high profile figure. There's no doubting his talent. He's a very good player – clearly (you don't win the British Amateur and three times as a professional through luck) but he's more than that. He is also an intriguing thinker cut from a very different cloth to most golf pros of his generation. Here he talks with host Rod Morri about a wide range of golf and non-golf related topics and above all, The Thing About Golf.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    The Thing About Golf #18: Tony Johnstone

    The Thing About Golf #18: Tony Johnstone

    In his playing days, Tony Johnstone was as much renowned for his on course temper as he was his brilliant short game. Today, he's one of the most recognised voices in the commentary box. In this conversation with host Rod Morri, the gregarious Johnstone talks with some embarrassment about those antics, his second career in television and the multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2003 that saw him chosen for a drug trial which has seen him symptom free for nearly two decades. Johnstone is at his story telling best here as he reveals why he loves golf, bird-watching and why he reckons Greg Norman is a pussy.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Thing About Golf #17: Mike Clayton

    The Thing About Golf #17: Mike Clayton

    The seeds of Mike Clayton’s love affair with golf began as a six-year-old tagging along beside his father during a round at Victoria’s Point Lonsdale course. Clayton remains passionate about the game, which has been his life for the past five decades. Almost everybody listening to this podcast will be aware of Clayton in some capacity be it as a player, commentator, long-time columnist for Golf Australia magazine, part-time caddie and course architect. It is our hope that no matter how well you think you know him, you’ll come away from thi conversation with Rod Morri feeling like you know him a little better.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    The Thing About Golf #16: Christina Kim & Duncan French

    The Thing About Golf #16: Christina Kim & Duncan French

    Even casual golf fans will be familiar with the name Christina Kim, the former Solheim Cup player and three-time LPGA Tour winner. She's one of the game's most popular players and you'll understand why by the end of this interview. But equally interesting is her less well-known but equally well-liked boyfriend and occasional caddie, Duncan French. The Kiwi-born French is a respected bagman in his own right, having helped guide Michelle Wie to her only major victory at the 2014 US Women's Open. They might be an odd couple, but here they talk about their shared passion for the game.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Simon TB ,

Lonard The Legend - Thank you Rod

Hello Rod,

Back in the day, Peter Lonard was my favourite golfer when watching the Australasian and PGA Tours. In between Norman and the Jason Day, Lonard just seemed to keep getting it done. As you touched on in the pod, he won the The Aussie Masters, PGA and Open on multiple occasions and his short arm jab swing was a thing of beauty in my eyes. Having not really heard him much, that I can remember anyway, the stories, particularly the one about Tiger brought back memories from those days. Being a member of The Doon and hearing him talk about being a member at The Aussie and The Lakes, it’s a case of so near yet so far. I’d love to be a member walking into the pro shop, asking who I was playing with and being told it was Peter Lonard, what a treat that’d be!

So thank you Rod for exposing some of his stories on this pod and keep up the great work your doing. Incidentally, the Kathy and Bob Shearer pod was fantastic as well.

Cheers,

Simon Tyndale-Biscoe

Bobhead2319 ,

@bobhead2319

This is such a fabulous podcast. Paul has a great outlook on the game and life in general. He sells himself short on his golfing abilities as he’s still a fine player in his late 50s. To play 18 holes with this man is a privilege that I’ve had on several occasions and looking forward to many more fairways and greens walked and talked.

Roostersrule ,

Great podcast.

If you like your golf you will like this podcast. Great listening.

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