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A British take on current affairs in the world of golf. Some of it interesting, most of it not.

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

A British take on current affairs in the world of golf. Some of it interesting, most of it not.

    161 - ‘The Uncorrupted Pleasure of an Old Bladed Putter’: James Ellis-Caird

    161 - ‘The Uncorrupted Pleasure of an Old Bladed Putter’: James Ellis-Caird

    ‘Creating space to play more freely’, is an economical but potent way to describe this professional turned author and his approach to the game. James Ellis-Caird (aka @rewildingthegolfer) debut book after a career coaching and working as a PGA professional; ‘The Uncorrupted Pleasure of an Old Bladed Putter’ is not just beautifully put together and well illustrated, but nostalgic, thought provoking and helpful in equal measure. His series of golfing fables bring to life so many of the game’s pitfalls and help us take a refreshing look at things through the eyes of his clients….

    Make sure you get a copy of this book for Christmas!
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    • 58 min
    160 - Martin Ayers

    160 - Martin Ayers

    Bruce & Sam speak to Australian Tour Pro and Coach Martin Ayers. Martin has shared some fascinating stories from his junior, collegiate and professional playing career, and how his mindset has changed over the years. Martin has a refreshing take on ‘the swing’ and why the shape / motion is not as important as we all believe. Some great stories in here from his playing days with Grant Waite as well as his time coaching Steve Ellington.

    Make sure to follow Martin on Twitter and subscribe to his YouTube channel to learn more about his unique philosophy
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    159 - Clyde Johnson: When Shaping meets Architecture

    159 - Clyde Johnson: When Shaping meets Architecture

    After getting an absolute 'hosing on' at Moortown Golf Club in the morning we took refuge in the Billiard Room to dry off, play some snooker and record a podcast with Clyde Johnson. Clyde works independently in the UK helping to restore the original character of many of the famous courses in the British Isles including Moortown, Alwoodley and Denham, as well as working for Tom Doak's firm 'Renaissance Golf Design' on all sorts of other exciting projects.

    In here we talk about his career path, his love for the game, his work at some notable new build projects like Tara Iti, St Patrick's Links and the most recent Te Arai.

    Clyde is extremely knowledgable and we could have sat there all afternoon if we didn't have a long drive ahead of us! For more on Clyde head over to http://www.cunningolfdesign.com/about
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    158 - John McLoughlin: Leadership in Greenkeeping

    158 - John McLoughlin: Leadership in Greenkeeping

    Course Manager at Wallasey Golf Club - John McLoughlin - joins us for a chat about his career, what has led him to working back on The Wirral and his philosophy on greenkeeping. It's a frank and refreshing take on his role with a focus on leadership, marginal gains and brilliant basics! Much of it sounds like something you would normally find in management consulting, except John is applying it to his work on the course!

    We had a great day at Wallasey with John, learning more about the history at the club; the creation of the Stableford system by Dr Frank Stableford, Bobby Jones and his time there in 1930, as well the course and the work that they are beginning to embark on with the help of CDP
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    • 55 min
    157 - The Original 12 Holes at Prestwick with Ken Goodwin and Dave Edmondson

    157 - The Original 12 Holes at Prestwick with Ken Goodwin and Dave Edmondson

    On the 162nd anniversary of the first ever Open Championship at Prestwick Golf Club, we chat through the original 12 hole course, that Tom was lucky enough to play. We talk to club Secretary Ken Goodwin and course manager Dave Edmondson about reviving the routing and the efforts that have gone into it. 
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    156 - Course Diaries: Corballis Links w/ Darragh Garrahy

    156 - Course Diaries: Corballis Links w/ Darragh Garrahy

    Our latest Course Diaries episode takes us across the Irish Sea to Corballis. Golf has been played at Corballis Golf Links for over 100 years, and whilst its previous occupants may have moved onto to larger acreage further inland, its current use a local pay & play facility just 20 minutes from Dublin airport makes it the epitome of fun, affordable and provocative golf design within easy reach of the capital. 

    Sam is joined by Darragh Garrahy, professor of pace putting and chairman of greens at Portmarnock in Dublin who has been enjoying this local course for many years and who Sam enjoyed playing with back in May 2022!
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Professor-3 ,

Great listen… and watch!

These guys are really finding their stride. Their videos are top notch and the pods have interesting guests and thoughtful conversations! Keep up the good work lads!

HistorybyStephen ,

Cookie Jar Golf is tops

One of the podcasts I listen to most faithfully is Cookie Jar Golf. Whether they are reviewing a course or interviewing an interesting figure in the game, the guys at Cookie Jar have something intelligent to add to the conversation — not to mention an obvious passion for the game. I couldn’t recommend this more highly. I find it worth my time every time.

Mark C77035 ,

Excellent Podcasts

Excellent podcasts to complement the excellent videos! The podcasts allow the team to tell the stories behind the videos, background and history on the course and people.

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