A weekly podcast from the makers of McKellar golf journal. Hosted by Lawrence Donegan.
McKellar Golf Podcast #58: "The Phil Mickelson Affair"
We are back! In a new episode, host Lawrence Donegan is joined by Mark Cannizarro of the New York Post and Geoff Shackelford of The Quadrilateral newsletter to discuss Phil Mickelson, the ethics of journalism, the limitless supplies of hypocrisy in professional golf and the corporate world, the Saudi golf league and where does the professional game go from here. Big stuff. Smart chat.
McKellar Golf Podcast #57: The Future of Professional Golf (Is the PGA Tour the next FC Barcelona?)
Big infection points demand "emergency" podcasts. Lawrence Donegan is joined this week by Geoff Shackelford of The Quadrilateral newsletter and Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post to discuss the potential upheaval in the landscape of the professional golf and the PGA Tour's self-defeating silence when confronted by the existential threat of Saudi billions.
McKellar Golf Podcast #56: Geoff Shackelford on Torrey Pines
This week Lawrence Donegan is joined by Geoff Shackelford to discuss, amongst other things, the South Course at Torrey Pines, site of the 2021 US Open. In his story in the new edition of McKellar Magazine (mckellarmagazine.com/shop) Geoff describes Ress Jones' 2019 redo of his 2001 redo of the San Diego muni as one of golf's biggest missed opportunites. In the podcast, he explains why.
McKellar Golf Podcast #55: The 2021 PGA Championship
An all-star major championship deserves all-star guests. This week Lawrence Donegan is joined by Iain Carter of the BBC and Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post to discuss Phil Mickelson's victory at Kiawah Island. But first, we discuss the feud between Brooks and Bryson and what it means for Team USA...
McKellar Golf Podcast #54: Special Guest Andrew 'Chubby" Chandler
This week Lawrence Donegan flies solo and talks to golf agent Chubby Chandler about the political and business machinations in the world of professional golf. Chubby takes us on a tour through the money mountains and comes to some startling conclusions about where the game is heading.
Please note: we have a brand new edition of McKellar magazine out now. You can buy your copy at McKellarmagazine.com/shop .
This podcast was sponsored by our friends at Sounder Golf. Find them at www.Soundergolf.com
McKellar Golf Podcast #53: USGA/R&A finally move on Equipment.
This week Lawrence Donegan and Mark Cannizzaro are joined by friend of the pod, Iain Carter of the BBC, to discuss a tsunami of news in the world of golf - golf equipment rollbacks (proposed), Patrick "handsy" Reed, awkward press conferences we have known, and a whole lot more. Really fun show this week. Lots of laughs.
Just needs a tweak for 5 stars
The guys get excellent guests which makes for potentially fascinating shows. However as other reviews point out it’s a bit Heath Robinson in terms of research / preparation, at least where LD is concerned, which is any easy fix. More key for the listener is abbreviating the rambling questioning style of LD which often finishes with him answering himself. He has a tendency to cut across guests mid flow too, which is a shame as most seem happy to speak freely when able (see Padraig, Chubby C as examples). JH has a depth of knowledge and perhaps could be more of a lead on the questioning? In essence more space for guests to talk to topics would be great.
Spinning a tale…
As usual a great podcast but…the seeming defence of Mickelson came as a huge surprise. You cannot defend the indefensible. And the apparent criticism of Rory is way offline. He simply put into words what all reasonable people wanted to say. Still it provokes discussion.
Thoroughly enjoying this podcast series. Laughed a lot during the Trump edition too.
It’s great to hear a tale on golf that’s anti-country club and really about the pure and simple joys of the game. Great guests too 👍