Lawrence Donegan is a long-time observer of the world of golf, having written about the game from the vantage point of fan, participant, newspaper correspondent and now co-founder of the literary golf journal, McKellar. He is an average player and below-average caddy, as was clear from his chronicle of a year as a bagman on the European Tour. His book, Four-Iron in the Soul, remains in print twenty years after it was first released and was the winner of the USGA’s Herbert Warren Wind Award for golf book of the year. Donegan spent seven years as the golf correspondent of the Guardian newspaper in England during which time he antagonised countless people he wrote about, from players to equipment manufacturers to administrators. He is proud to say that when he left the full-time golf beat no-one from the R&A or the European said they were sorry to see him go.
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.