A fortnightly golf podcast from New Zealand with hosts - Tom Hyde and Brendan Telfer.
The Joy of Golf with John Hart
Former All Black coach, now on the Board of the Super Rugby Auckland Blues, talks about what golf means to him and what he gains from playing the game, no matter his score.
The Art of Caddying with Steve Williams
The world’s best known golf caddy, Steve Williams, voices his opinion on the PGA Tour’s proposed use of distance finders that, in theory, would take away the traditional role of caddies from stepping off distances and generally doing the work golf caddies are known to do.
The Death of Oreti Sands
Oreti Sands, a links course at the very bottom of the South Island, often called “the southern most golf course in the world” and one highly praised by both domestic and international golf writers, closed for good two years ago. After various attempts to re-open, the club is no more. Our hosts talk to Andy Fraser, a former member and one of the last remaining volunteers, to find out what happened.
The Rangatira Golf Club
What’s unique about the Rangitira Golf Club? Our hosts speak with greenskeeper and club record holder (65) Richie Nimmo about a feature on the 18th hole unlike any in the rest of the country. As well, they find out what’s going on at the club and how they managed an upgrade, demanded by council, that cost them $150,000.
Did Patrick Reed cheat?
New Zealand golf legend, John Lister, joins our hosts to kick off the 2021 season by looking at the controversy that developed at the Farmers Insurance Open, in California, when Patrick Reed picked up his embedded ball. As well, Telfer and Hyde look at what’s coming up in 2021 and, with Lister, who to keep an eye on among young Kiwi players coming through the ranks.
2020: Was it All Bad for Golf?
Our hosts look back at 2020 and consider the impact of Covid-19 on golf in New Zealand and around the world. Certainly professional tours lost their galleries and it was strange watching television coverage without the usual fan reactions. But then recreational golf experienced a mini-boom in the second half of the year. Meanwhile, individual stars had their ups and down, none more so than Tiger Woods.