33 episodes

Welcome to "Golf Lovers United," the comprehensive podcast dedicated to all aspects of golf.

Hosted by @GolfLoverUK, @ProGolfCritic, and @GolfDadUK, we release episodes once a week that explore the multifaceted, ever-changing world of golf.

From the professional sphere of the PGA Tour to the evolution of LIV, from the triumphs of women's golf to the heart and soul of the amateur game, we love and cover it all. Our hosts engage in thoughtful conversations with tour players, coaches, caddies, and insiders, providing unique insights and perspectives.
The passion of "Golf Lovers United" extends to every part of the game. It's not simply a podcast; it's a community where all golf is celebrated, respected, and explored, fully embracing our tagline: "Golf. The fair way."

If you share our love for the sport, join us weekly as we delve into the trends, techniques, stories, and people that shape golf. "Golf Lovers United" is here to provide a rich and welcoming space for you, the passionate golf fan.

Golf Lovers United: Discussing Golf, the Fair Way Golf Lovers United

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    • 3.2 • 26 Ratings

Welcome to "Golf Lovers United," the comprehensive podcast dedicated to all aspects of golf.

Hosted by @GolfLoverUK, @ProGolfCritic, and @GolfDadUK, we release episodes once a week that explore the multifaceted, ever-changing world of golf.

From the professional sphere of the PGA Tour to the evolution of LIV, from the triumphs of women's golf to the heart and soul of the amateur game, we love and cover it all. Our hosts engage in thoughtful conversations with tour players, coaches, caddies, and insiders, providing unique insights and perspectives.
The passion of "Golf Lovers United" extends to every part of the game. It's not simply a podcast; it's a community where all golf is celebrated, respected, and explored, fully embracing our tagline: "Golf. The fair way."

If you share our love for the sport, join us weekly as we delve into the trends, techniques, stories, and people that shape golf. "Golf Lovers United" is here to provide a rich and welcoming space for you, the passionate golf fan.

    Why Can't Rory Win The Masters?

    Why Can't Rory Win The Masters?

    In this conversation, Golf Lover UK and PGC review the Masters tournament, rating its excitement, legacy, and talking points.
    They share their thoughts on Scottie Scheffler and Ludvig Aberg, highlighting their strengths and discussing their star power. They emphasize the importance of having an identity and personality in the golf world. In this part of the conversation, the hosts discuss the hype around young golfers and the expectations placed on them.
    They specifically mention Matt Wolffe and his early success on the PGA Tour. They also talk about Rory McIlroy's struggles at the Masters and the mental game being the biggest barrier for him.
    They touch on Butch Harmon's comments about Rory's approach and wedge game. The hosts then share their thoughts on the future of golf, including the potential coming together of LIV and the PGA Tour, with Tiger Woods playing a significant role.

    • 58 min
    The Masters 2024 Preview

    The Masters 2024 Preview

    In this episode of the Golf Lovers United podcast, Ben and Jay discuss various topics related to golf, including their opinions on the different majors and their picks for the upcoming Masters tournament.
    They also touch on the influence of LIV golf and the potential merger of golf organizations. The conversation highlights the passion and excitement both hosts have for the sport. In this conversation, Jay and Ben discuss their final picks for the Masters tournament and share their thoughts on certain players.
    They also criticize the golf media for their biased coverage and lack of knowledge about LIV golf. The conversation ends with a discussion about upcoming collaborations and exciting developments in the golf industry.
    Takeaways
    The hosts have strong opinions on the different golf majors and their favorite courses.They discuss the impact of live golf and its influence on the sport.The potential merger of golf organizations is a topic of interest and debate.Ben and Jay share their picks for the upcoming Masters tournament. Jay and Ben share their final picks for the Masters tournamentThey criticize the golf media for their biased coverage and lack of knowledge about live golfThere are upcoming collaborations and exciting developments in the golf industry
    Golf Lovers United Fanzone!
    Fan of the show? Get involved even more by visiting our fanzone, with a range of membership and support options to bring you even closer to the action and to give you chance to have your say on the show!
    Vist the fanzone now: https://www.glugc.com/support
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    Thanks to our current GLU Brand Ambassadors:
    LIV Golf Forecasting - https://www.twitter.com/LIVGolf54Red Harrington - https://www.twitter.com/RedHarrington44Kevin Dignan - https://www.twitter.com/VivaLa54Andy Moore - https://www.twitter.com/AndyFreelance1Padmini Krishnan - https://www.twitter.com/YoungPadawan051Charles Barnes - https://www.teetimes.pub
    Thanks to our current GLU Golf Lovers:
    Lisa Lamagna - https://www.twitter.com/LisaLamagna
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    If you like the show, remember to tell your golf-loving friends that they can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and at https://www.glugc.com.
    The easiest way to do all of that is at https://www.glugc.com/listen.
    If you want to support the show, we appreciate you and you can do that at https://www.glugc.com/support.
    Golf Lovers United is produced by Mark (@MrAsquith), Ben (@GolfLoverUK) and J (@ProGolfCritic) every week.

    • 54 min
    Graeme McDowell - Behind the Scenes with LIV

    Graeme McDowell - Behind the Scenes with LIV

    Join Ben as he chats to Major winner and European golf legend, Graeme McDowell, in this BTS chat from LIV Golf Jeddah.
    Golf Lovers United Fanzone!
    Fan of the show? Get involved even more by visiting our fanzone, with a range of membership and support options to bring you even closer to the action and to give you chance to have your say on the show!
    Vist the fanzone now: https://www.glugc.com/support
    --
    Thanks to our current GLU Brand Ambassadors:
    LIV Golf Forecasting - https://www.twitter.com/LIVGolf54Red Harrington - https://www.twitter.com/RedHarrington44Kevin Dignan - https://www.twitter.com/VivaLa54Andy Moore - https://www.twitter.com/AndyFreelance1Padmini Krishnan - https://www.twitter.com/YoungPadawan051Charles Barnes - https://www.teetimes.pub
    Thanks to our current GLU Golf Lovers:
    Lisa Lamagna - https://www.twitter.com/LisaLamagna
    --
    If you like the show, remember to tell your golf-loving friends that they can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and at https://www.glugc.com.
    The easiest way to do all of that is at https://www.glugc.com/listen.
    If you want to support the show, we appreciate you and you can do that at https://www.glugc.com/support.
    Golf Lovers United is produced by Mark (@MrAsquith), Ben (@GolfLoverUK) and J (@ProGolfCritic) every week.

    • 23 min
    Brand Scottie! Plus Colt Knost & PGC BFFs?!

    Brand Scottie! Plus Colt Knost & PGC BFFs?!

    In this episode, Ben and Jay discuss various topics related to golf, including the Players Championship, missing players, viewer figures, Scottie Scheffler's star status, LIV's future, and JCB's multi-year deal.
    They also review LIV London and St. George's course and talk about future Ryder Cup venues. The conversation covers various topics related to golf tournaments, contracts, financial considerations, and the importance of Tiger Woods' involvement. It also touches on the meeting in the Bahamas and the frustration with PGA Tour players' resistance to change. The hosts discuss the possibilities of coexistence and a potential merger.
    They call for support and questions from listeners and congratulate Matt Lloyd Travis on his achievements in golf. The conversation concludes with a reflection on talent and skill in the sport.
    Takeaways
    The absence of top players from the Players Championship affected viewer figures.The PGA Tour's culture of exclusion and banning players from Live has led to a degradation of the field.Scottie Scheffler is a star player but lacks star quality in terms of brand recognition and popularity outside of golf.JCB has signed a multi-year deal with LIV, indicating that LIV is not going away anytime soon.St. George's course was not ideal for hosting big tournaments like the Players Championship.JCB's course, Adare Manor, is highly regarded and could potentially host the Ryder Cup in the future.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Discussion of Appearance on Colt's Show01:31 Review of The Players Championship04:32 The PGA Tour's Culture of Exclusion08:51 The Players Championship as a Major Event10:30 Debate on Scottie Scheffler's Star Status15:08 Scottie Scheffler's World Number One Status20:26 Review of LIV London and St. George's Course22:21 JCB's Multi-Year Deal and Future Ryder Cup Venues23:33 Discussion of Golf Tournaments and Contracts25:24 Financial Considerations and Revenue Generation26:19 Friendly Banter and Bahamas Meeting27:17 Meeting in the Bahamas29:16 Importance of Tiger Woods' Involvement31:50 Understanding the Plan32:38 Frustration with PGA Tour Players34:17 Coexistence and Merger Possibilities36:05 Call for Support and Questions37:26 Caddy Situation for AK40:24 Congratulations to Matt Lloyd Travis41:22 Talent and Skill in Golf
    Golf Lovers United Fanzone!
    Fan of the show? Get involved even more by visiting our fanzone, with a range of membership and support options to bring you even closer to the action and to give you chance to have your say on the show!
    Vist the fanzone now: https://www.glugc.com/support
    --
    Thanks to our current GLU Brand Ambassadors:
    LIV Golf Forecasting - https://www.twitter.com/LIVGolf54Red Harrington - https://www.twitter.com/RedHarrington44Kevin Dignan - https://www.twitter.com/VivaLa54Andy Moore - https://www.twitter.com/AndyFreelance1Padmini Krishnan - https://www.twitter.com/YoungPadawan051Charles Barnes - https://www.teetimes.pub
    Thanks to our current GLU Golf Lovers:
    Lisa Lamagna - https://www.twitter.com/LisaLamagna
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    If you like the show, remember to tell your golf-loving friends that they can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and at https://www.glugc.com.
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    • 41 min
    Jay's Latest...

    Jay's Latest...

    In this episode, Ben and Jay discuss various topics related to golf.
    They start by discussing Jay Monahan's latest speech and the divide between the PGA Tour and LIV.
    Ben shares his experience of his golf trip to Jeddah and the impressive Royal Greens course. They also talk about the undulations and elevation changes on golf courses, using Jeddah and Hong Kong as examples.
    The conversation then shifts to Matteo Manassaro's win on the DP World Tour and the challenges faced by professional golfers, including the financial aspects and travel demands.
    They conclude by discussing the idea of a global tour and the need for collaboration between different golf tours.
    The conversation covers Stuart Lanley's' tough life on the tour, the PGA Tour's guaranteed stipend, the frustration and anger on the PGA Tour, Scottie Scheffler's putting record, the return of Anthony Kim, and dealing with negative comments and bullying.
    Takeaways
    There is a divide between the PGA Tour and Live, and J Monahan's speech highlighted the differences in leadership and direction.Golf courses like Royal Greens in Jeddah and Hong Kong Golf Club have unique undulations and elevation changes that may not be fully captured on camera.Matteo Manassaro's win on the DP World Tour after 11 years shows the mental fortitude required in professional golf.Being a professional golfer is challenging, with financial uncertainties and the demands of travel.The idea of a global tour, with collaboration between different golf tours, could help address some of the challenges faced by professional golfers.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Discussion of Jay Monahan's latest speech03:15 Discussion of Golf Trip to Jeddah11:05 Undulations and Elevation Changes on Golf Courses20:13 Review of Hong Kong Open and Jordan Smith's Performance28:18 Reflection on the Challenges of Being a Professional Golfer32:12 Discussion on the Global Tour and Travel Challenges33:12 Stuart Manley's' tough life on the Tour36:31 PGA Tour's Guaranteed Stipend39:07 The Frustration and Anger on the PGA Tour44:58 Scottie Scheffler's Putting Record49:33 The Return of Anthony Kim56:28 Dealing with Negative Comments and Bullying01:00:54 Supporting the Show and Raising Funds
    Golf Lovers United Fanzone!
    Fan of the show? Get involved even more by visiting our fanzone, with a range of membership and support options to bring you even closer to the action and to give you chance to have your say on the show!
    Vist the fanzone now: https://www.glugc.com/support
    --
    Thanks to our current GLU Brand Ambassadors:
    LIV Golf Forecasting - https://www.twitter.com/LIVGolf54Red Harrington - https://www.twitter.com/RedHarrington44Kevin Dignan - https://www.twitter.com/VivaLa54Andy Moore - https://www.twitter.com/AndyFreelance1Padmini Krishnan - https://www.twitter.com/YoungPadawan051Charles Barnes - https://www.teetimes.pub
    Thanks to our current GLU Golf Lovers:
    Lisa Lamagna - https://www.twitter.com/LisaLamagna
    --
    If you like the show, remember to tell your golf-loving friends that they can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and at https://www.glugc.com.
    The easiest way to do all of that is at https://www.glugc.com/listen.
    If you want to support the show, we appreciate you and you can do that at a...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    LIV Snubs OWGR! Our Reaction & Thoughts!

    LIV Snubs OWGR! Our Reaction & Thoughts!

    In this episode, Ben and Jay discuss LIV Golf's pursuit of Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points and the OWGR's deliberate exclusion of LIV Golf.
    They explore the reasons behind the OWGR's decision and the potential impact on the rankings. Ben and Jay also share their predictions for the next 12-15 months and discuss the potential consequences for major championships. They conclude with their excitement for the future of golf.
    Takeaways
    LIV Golf has retracted its application for OWGR points after the OWGR decided not to grant them due to concerns about the qualification system and lack of turnover in Live Golf events.
    The OWGR's decision to exclude LIV Golf from the rankings is seen as a way to protect the PGA Tour and its TV contracts, which are tied to the OWGR rankings.
    The OWGR's rankings are criticized for being inaccurate and outdated, and there are calls for a fairer system that includes LIV Golf and ranks players based on their performances.
    The future of LIV Golf and its impact on major championships remains uncertain, with the resolve of the majors and the decisions of top players being key factors.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Recap of Jeddah and Hong Kong02:34 LIV Golf's Pursuit of OWGR Points07:05 OWGR's Deliberate Exclusion of LIV Golf10:00 Suggested Approach for OWGR Points13:33 Predictions for the Next 12-15 Months16:37 Impact on Major Championships
    Golf Lovers United Fanzone!
    Fan of the show? Get involved even more by visiting our fanzone, with a range of membership and support options to bring you even closer to the action and to give you chance to have your say on the show!
    Vist the fanzone now: https://www.glugc.com/support
    --
    Thanks to our current GLU Brand Ambassadors:
    LIV Golf Forecasting - https://www.twitter.com/LIVGolf54Red Harrington - https://www.twitter.com/RedHarrington44Kevin Dignan - https://www.twitter.com/VivaLa54Andy Moore - https://www.twitter.com/AndyFreelance1Padmini Krishnan - https://www.twitter.com/YoungPadawan051Charles Barnes - https://www.teetimes.pub
    Thanks to our current GLU Golf Lovers:
    Lisa Lamagna - https://www.twitter.com/LisaLamagna
    --
    If you like the show, remember to tell your golf-loving friends that they can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and at https://www.glugc.com.
    The easiest way to do all of that is at https://www.glugc.com/listen.
    If you want to support the show, we appreciate you and you can do that at https://www.glugc.com/support.
    Golf Lovers United is produced by Mark (@MrAsquith), Ben (@GolfLoverUK) and J (@ProGolfCritic) every week.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Nad Church ,

Meh

Some interesting elements, and it’s nice to have a counterpoint to the overwhelming pro-PGAT narrative… but the podcast loses itself in the hubris of Pro Golf Critic. I don’t know who this guy is or where he came from, but he pedals opinions as facts. Although he has no affiliation to LIV beyond being a super-fan, he alone turns me away from not only this pod but LIV content in general. Other pods, like NLU and Foreplay, have much more nuance and facts attached to their agendas.

MJ2k ,

updated review

I left a previous review for the show that was rather harsh. Not a good moment for me and I'm sorry. Anyway, I really think Pro Golf Critic does a nice job. I didn't like him taking a pro-am spot, mostly because that's what THEY do. But I get it now, look at the connections he's made with the guys at LIV. He always has an opinion and usually it's pretty good. I'm going to give the show a few more listens.

PGA=joke ,

Pro Golf Critic is a fraud

Pro golf critic has no idea what he is talking about. The other hosts are ok but this pro golf critic guy makes the show unlistenable.

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