Rod is an award-winning golf journalist with more than 20 years experience and has covered everything from major tournaments to junior golf at the local level. Rod began his life in the media as a daily news reporter for News Limited in Sydney.
September 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 26 mins
Connor Lewis came to the game late in life but has been a devoted student of its history for a little over 10 years. It's his mission to make golf's past both educational and engaging and he does an excellent job of both. On episode 76 he chats with hosts Rod Morri and Adrian Logue about everything from Harry Vardon's single length irons to what we can take from the past to make the game better in the present. Also, a special announcement this week of our Australian Open golf and podcast day to be held Monday, November 12 at Bonnie Doon Golf Club in Sydney. Come along for 18 holes followed by light refreshments and an interactive Q&A podcast recording with course co-designer Mike Clayton. Cost is $150 per player and places in the field are limited, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest ASAP.
September 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
Why can Robert di Vicenzo take credit for John Huggan's golf career? How did Bruce Young end up flying private in the US in the early 2000's? Did a local caddy really call the great Seve Ballesteros Steve? Find out all this and more - including a bit of Ryder Cup chat - in a great storytelling episode of the ISG podcast.
September 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
A wide ranging chat today about elite amateur and professional golf. Among the topics: is the FedEx Cup a positive for golf? Do top players have a responsibility to the game beyond just playing well? Is golf at the top more physical or mental? What does Bruce Young think about the Tiger Woods/Phil Mickelson match? All this and more on Episode 74 of the iSeekgolf podcast
August 28th, 2018 | 1 hr 39 mins
For more than two decades Tiger Woods has been the face of golf. One of the few players to transcend the sport and enter the realm of genuine celebrity, Woods' on and off course life has been the subject of more scrutiny than any golfer before or since. Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian's biography of the 14-time major winner focusses predominantly on his personal life as the authors attempt to uncover what makes one of history's greatest sportsmen tick.
August 20th, 2018 | 1 hr 18 mins
He is all too often remembered only for some radical designs in later life but English course architect Desmond Muirhead was a man way ahead of his time. Two of Muirhead's closest friends, Tommy Naccarato and Forrest Richardson, join Rod Morri and Adrian Logue on episode 72 to shed some light on the life and thoughts of one of the game's truly great characters.
August 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
Hannah Green was one of our first guests on the ISG Pod when we kicked off last year and she has lost none of her charm or eloquence in the intervening months. We chat with Hannah about life on the LPGA, Tiger, Adam Scott and the PGA. her first exposure t Links golf (hint - it came only last month!) and lots more as well.
August 6th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
Two time Ladies European Tour winner Felicity Johnson joins Rod Morri and Adrian Logue to discuss the potential impact of Georgia Hall's win at the Women's British Open as well as the state of women's professional - and recreational golf - more broadly. We also chat a bit of Tiger Woods....
August 1st, 2018 | 1 hr 20 mins
Tom Coyne's A Course Called Ireland was the second target of the ISG Podcast Book Club and now he joins us to discuss his new work, A Course Called Scotland. You might have heard Tom on a bunch of other golf podcasts in recent weeks but this interview went in some unexpected - and fascinating - directions.
July 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
What a week and more especially what a final round of the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie. ISG Podcast co-host Adrian Logue is on site in Scotland and joins Bruce Young and Rod Morri to take a closer look at what unfolded as Francesco Molinari claimed his first major championship title.
July 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 41 mins
Golf fans come from all over the world to watch The Open and while they're there many take the opportunity to sample links golf. Among them this year is ISG Pod co-host Adrian Logue who played his first round at the Old Course last week and has come away a changed golfer.
July 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 8 mins
iSeekGolf podcast co-host Bruce Young was a caddie in a former life including looping for Graham Marsh at the 1975 Open Championship at Carnoustie. With the tournament returning there in two weeks' time, Bruce joins host Rod Morri on episode 66 to chat about that week as well as the Tiger Woods/Phil Mickelson made for TV match, whether Sei Young Kim's record scoring performance was tainted by an easy course (it wasn't) plus the Joel Dahmen/Sung Kang 'cheat' incident.
July 2nd, 2018 | 59 mins 46 secs
Robert von Hage was one of the great characters of the golf course design business though was not as well known as his larger than life personality warranted. The playing of the French Open at Le Golf National this past week, and the upcoming Ryder Cup at the same venue, prompted this chat with design and business partner and friend Rick Baril.
June 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 38 mins
Many believe it was the tournament that launched the game in America and there's no doubt that in the annals of the game's history the 1913 US Open stands out as extraordinary. Mark Frost's semi-fictional account of the epic victory by 20-year-old amateur Francis Ouimet - in a play-off over the game's two best players of the day, Ted Ray and Harry Vardon - is a fascinating read and hosts Rod Morri and Adrian Logue are joined by special guest Tony Dear to break down The Greatest Game Ever Played.
June 18th, 2018 | 50 mins 34 secs
"Never a dull moment" should become the USGA tagline for the US Open Championship after another eventful, and controversial, staging of the year's second major. John Huggan joins Bruce Young and Rod Morri with some thoughts on what unfolded at Shinnecock Hills in New York.
June 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
Many media pundits believe print is dead but former Guardian golf correspondent Lawrence Donegan is not among them. Donegan has co-founded a new publication, McKellar Magazine, which aims to offer some of the best golf writing and stories you won't find elsewhere. Issue One is already proving a hit with some of the game's most esteemed writers making contributions, among them Geoff Shackelford, Lorne Rubenstein and Australia's own Mike Clayton. Lawrence joins the pod to chat about the new venture in a wide ranging chat that wanders off on several fascinating tangents.
June 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 26 mins
Tom Doak is one of the modern era's best known and most respected golf course architects whose work is highly regarded among peers and golfers alike. In 2010 ISG Podcast co-host Rod Morri sat down for a lengthy chat with the American about all things golf design, from the Golden Age of Architecture to the future of golf development.