The iSeekGolf podcast is a weekly audio show which offers coverage and opinion on all aspects of the game with interesting insights, interviews and guests.
From authors, journalists and commentators to players, administrators and the all-important every day golfer, the iSeekGolf podcast serves as the "director's commentary" on iSeekGolf's comprehensive coverage of the game.
We’ll talk about the latest in tour news, golf books, travel destinations, equipment, instruction, course architecture and more and just one rule will guide everything we do: if it’s interesting, fun and to do with golf, you’ll hear about it on the iSeekGolf podcast.
June 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
Everyone will be talking Pebble Beach and the US Open this week and that's as it should be. But if you feel like a bit of a break from that, jump in here as we talk to Dr Kelly Price about the LPGA's latest marketing campaign, Hank Haney's controversial comments about the US Women's Open and how women's golf continues to fight for the attention it deserves.
June 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 30 mins
Golf course architecture and its role in the game is a familiar topic for even casual listeners to the #ISGPod but on Episode 111 we go all in on the subject when Derek Duncan, host of the highly regarded GCA Podcast Feed The Ball, joins us. Among the discussion points: why the women's professional game might be better and more interesting to watch than the men's; is GCA starting to cut through among younger, mainstream golfers?; are we making progress in balancing gender inequity issues? All that plus plenty more when Derek Duncan joins us on the iSeekGolf podcast.
May 27th, 2019 | 51 mins 10 secs
It's been six years of hard work and disruption and the process has not been without controversy but the new look Peninsula Kingswood Golf Club is officially open for business. We catch up with CEO Heath Wilson for some insight into what the merger might mean for the game more broadly, where the North and South Course are likely to rank among Australia's best and why the club is keen to host a big time professional tournament in the near future.
May 20th, 2019 | 57 mins 13 secs
His golf over the last two years has been other worldly but for some reason Brooks Koepka doesn't seem to connect with golf fans like stars from other generations. On Ep 109 Bruce Young, Adrian Logue and Rod Morri explore why that might be as well as chat about the Bethpage Black course, the New York crowds and the US Senior Women's Open at Pine Needles.
May 13th, 2019 | 59 mins 36 secs
There's never been a time when the golf consumer had access to more content. Between podcasts, blogs, websites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and more, there's almost no end to stories about every facet of the game. But is the game better for it or is most of it really the same content just dressed a little differently? That was the question The Golf News Net founder Ryan Ballangee posed on Twitter last week and we liked it so much we got him on the show to expand on it.
May 6th, 2019 | 41 mins 41 secs
Even people who have visited Barnbougle Dunes in Tasmania often don't realise there is small band of regular caddies available to guide guests around the facility's two courses. On a recent trip to the island state, the ISG Pod caught up with one of these intrepid bag men to find out what life is like with two world top 50 courses as your office.
May 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
Brett Hochstein is an American design-build architect very much in the modern mould and has worked on projects in both Europe and the US. Brett is a self confessed golf nerd and he proved it with a recent blog post on bunkers which weighs in just shy of 2000 words. Yes, 1,970 words devoted exclusively to the look and placement of sand on a golf course.
April 22nd, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
Meghan Maclaren is fast establishing herself as one of the 'go to players' in golf. Her thoughtful and eloquent blog posts are matched by her ability to speak off the cuff on golf topics big and small. Add in the fact she's a seriously good player who successfully defended her NSW Open title earlier this year and the golf world is quite lucky to have her.
April 15th, 2019 | 1 hr 13 mins
What else is there to say? Tiger Woods is now a 15 time major winner and five times a Masters champion and the whole world is captivated like they have never been by any other golfer - or perhaps sports person - in history. Join Bruce Young and Golf Australia magazine correspondent Jimmy Emanuel as we chat all things 2019 Masters including the performances of the four Australians in the field.
April 8th, 2019 | 49 mins 39 secs
It's the most famous golf club in the world and plays host to one of the most prestigious championships in the game but do we sometimes give Augusta National a free pass because of The Masters? Justin Falconer was on site at the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur and joins Episode 103 to discuss that plus a first timer's impressions of the world's most famous golf course.
April 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 9 mins
What is the outlook for public golf in Australia? What are the courses doing it well and what can we learn from them? As urban sprawl continues to increase pressure on shared space, public golf will continue to come under scrutiny and if the game wants to survive it is a reality that needs to be faced now. Matt Day, current manager at Collier Park in WA but formerly of the Wembley golf complex in Perth, joins Episode 102 to share some thoughts on the state of public golf in Australia and its health into the future.
March 26th, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
Christina Kim is one of golf's most engaging players and joins this week's ISG Pod to chat all facets of the game. From the experience of playing the combined Vic Opens for the first time (spoiler alert: she's kicking herself for not coming sooner) to the brilliance of Lorena Ochoa and the future of televised golf, Kim is thoughtful and funny in equal measure as she helps explore an eclectic mix of topics on Episode 101.
March 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 33 mins
To celebrate the 100th episode of the iSeekGolf Podcast we thought it would be fitting to take a look at how time shifted audio has changed the media landscape. There are believed to be more than 660,000 podcasts in the world already with the number going daily and if you're into golf there is no shortage of options regardless of your interest. Regular guest Mike Clayton joins Rod Morri and Adrian Logue to discuss his own podcast resume and his thoughts on the medium more broadly while all three share some of the shows in their regular podcast rotation (both golf and non golf).
March 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 15 mins
The world of Twitter has drawn together an eclectic mix of golf architecture nerds and on episode 99 we meet another one: David Jones - aka UK Golf Guy. David is currently in Australia sampling some of the best golf we have to offer and sits down for a broad chat on all things golf and how the Australian experience compares with the rest of the world. David has travelled to almost every corner of the globe playing golf and his take on Australian golf is both fascinating and instructive for those in the business of bringing golfers to these shores. David also has some interesting thoughts on the broader issues facing the game including the role of professional golf in attracting people to play.
March 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
The best discussions in life are the ones that make you think and Episode 98 of the #ISGPod does just that. We're joined by Darius Oliver of Planet Golf to talk his recently opened short course - The Farm at The Hills in New Zealand - but the discussion quickly wanders into much broader and more interesting areas as well. Darius is passionate, intelligent, articulate and thoughtful and a real joy to disagree with.
February 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
Social media has allowed all sorts of people with niche interests to discover each other and Simon Haines is one of golf's best examples. He developed an interest in course architecture after his own home course in England - a Harry Vardon/Harry Colt design - underwent changes in the 90's. Seeking to find what the course was originally likes, Haines found himself drawn to the history of not only his own course but others around the world. The advent of the internet meant the available resources suddenly grew exponentially and Simon - or @Hainesy76 as mots people know him - is now one of the most interesting accounts to follow on Twitter.