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.
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 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.
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.