Adrian looks after the iSeekGolf website, Golf Australia's website, the Genesis GolfLink Cup and he designed and developed several versions of the Australian Open website. Adrian was also responsible for the implementation of every major amendment to the GA Handicap System over the past 15 years.
January 29th, 2019 | 1 hr 23 mins
In 2016 the rebuilding of a small, run down public golf course in suburban Florida probably seemed unlikely to have much impact on the broader golf world but how wrong that perception turned out to be. The Winter Park 9, as it is now known, has come to symbolise everything that is possible for public golf in the future, the facility now a thriving community hub which has reinvigorated interest in the game and returns a profit to the local council that owns it. Keith Rhebb was one half of the redesign and build team alongside Riley Johns and joins Episode 93 of the podcast to discuss one of the more interesting - and important - golf projects of the past two decades.
January 14th, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
Social media has changed golf almost as much as club and ball technology. From traditional magazines and media channels to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more, there are now more golfers with more voice and consumers have almost endless choices of who and where to get their information. In the world of golf course architecture Twitter seems a particularly popular medium which begs the question: who are the most influential players in this arena in 2019? Luckily, Adrian Logue has done the work and has the answers on Episode 91 of the ISG Podcast...
January 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
Forest Fezzler is all too often remembered for donning a pair of shorts on the 72nd hole of the 1983 US Open at Oakmont. The protest stunt was legendary and in keeping with Fezzler's personality but his contribution to the game - particularly in his design partnership with Mike Strantz - was so much more than that one incident. American golf writer Jay Revell got to know Fezzler well in the last year of his life ad joins the ISG podcast on episode 90 to pay tribute to one of the games great personalities.
December 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 17 mins
Golf all too often exists 'over there', outside of communities in both geography and culture. But American course designer Andy Staples says that needs to change, especially if the game is to survive - and thrive - into the future. On episode 88, Staples outlines just some of the myriad reasons why golf is the perfect community pastime - as well as why it isn't seen that way by golfers and non golfers alike. Also, co-host Adrian Logue reveals his plan to take part in the Longest Day of golf for the second consecutive year as he helps raise funds for cancer research.
December 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 11 mins
Golf courses don't evolve in a bubble and Canadian course architect Keith Cutten's new book - The Evolution of Golf Course Design - explores the influences that have shaped the game for more than 200 years. Filled with brilliant photographs and illustrations, Cutten explains how economics, wars, social tastes and even chance meetings have an impact on the types of layouts architects design. The book is a worthwhile addition to any golf library and personally signed copies are available to purchase from Cutten's website at www.cuttengolf.com.
November 19th, 2018 | 57 mins 31 secs
History was made at The Australian Open at The Lakes when the inaugural All Abilities Championship was decided this past week. The tournament saw 12 golfers with disability from around the world tackle the course in tournament conditions, off the tournament tees, and in front of tournament crowds. The event was a huge success but is only one small pat of what 'inclusion' means in golf.
November 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 29 mins
It finally happened! The inaugural ISG Pod golf and live recording day was a small affair but a big success with nine loyal listeners turning out to sample the ongoing works at the Bonnie Doon Golf Club in Sydney. There were plenty of laughs and lots of fun on the course and the recording session with Mike Clayton afterwards was equally entertaining and informative. Among the topics covered: How members cope with an eight year renovation project; how modern equipment has changed thinking about course design; why dogs should be allowed on golf courses and why architecture is important.
November 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 10 mins
It's hard to imagine a simpler question: "Why Isn't Women's Golf More Popular?" That was the title of a recent article by Dr Kelly Price at the website www.womensgolf.com and while its a straightforward question the answers are anything but. Dr Price joins Episode 83 of the iSeekGolf podcast to chat about the complex world of gender politics and sport with a special focus on golf.
October 29th, 2018 | 2 hrs 27 mins
The ISG Pod Book Club is back and this episode is without doubt the most requested to date. In the wake of the exceedingly popular Spirit of St Andrews episode, many listeners asked that Robert Hunter's The Links go under the microscope and now here it is. This 1926 classic is one of the most important books ever written on golf course architecture and with the help of special guest Mike Clayton we delve into what makes it a must read for any architecture enthusiast. Its long, but its good, so we make no apologies and hope you enjoy.
October 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
With the 2018 Word Cup of Golf at Metropolitan almost upon us we catch up with PGA Tour Vice President Matt Kamienski to find out about how plans are shaping for both that event and next year's Presidents Cup as well as some of the big issues facing the professional game internationally. Its a fascinating chat with one of the game's most influential people.
October 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
Patrick Reed has emerged from the recent Ryder Cup as the clear villain of the US team but in a recent Golfweek column writer Eamon Lynch says Reed could be the saviour of the always vanilla PGA Tour.
October 1st, 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins
As the narrative around Jim Furyk's Ryder Cup captaincy continues towards the negative we invited Richard Gillis, author of The Captan Myth, on to episode 78 to talk everything Ryder Cup except the actual shots played. One of the world's great sporting events, the biennial matches are about so much more than just golf and the way media and fans dissect and analyse the event in both the lead up and the aftermath tells us much about ourselves and the world outside golf. Richard is an eloquent speaker with a fascinating take on golf and the business of the game and for that reason alone, Episode 78 is a must listen. On the topic of of eloquent and interesting speakers don't forget to sign up for our live podcast event on Monday, November 12, at Sydney's Bonnie Doon Golf Club. 18 holes of golf followed by light refreshments and the opportunity to be part of a live recording with course co-designer Mike Clayton who will take questions on any topic to do with the game. Cost is just $150 and places are limited so register your interest now at email@example.com.
September 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 19 mins
Bryden Macpherson isn't like your average professional golfer. He's thoughtful, insightful, somewhat altruistic and, frankly, a bit of a hippie. On Episode 77 he joins Adrian Logue and Rod Morri to discuss the moral responsibility of Australian players to the Australian Tour as well as thoughts on newly minted major Tour card holders Lucas Herbert in Europe and Curtis Luck and Cameron Davis in the US. Also, don't forget to register your interest for the first iSeekGolf podcast live event to the held Monday, Nov 12 at Bonnie Doon GC in Sydney. 18 holes of golf followed by a panel discussion - including questions from the audience - with one of the game's most forthright speakers, Mike Clayton. Cost is $150, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
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 email@example.com to register your interest ASAP.
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.