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 3rd, 2019 | 59 mins 38 secs
His father is one of the game's most revered exponents but Andrew Thomson's life has been about much more than being the son of five time Open champion Peter. A former federal minister in the Howard government and long time resident of Japan, Andrew is a lawyer and author in his own right whose writings on golf and politics show a flair not completely unlike his father. He joins Episode 124 of the iSeekGolf podcast to talk all things golf from his dad's legacy to the ongoing distance debate.
's most revered It would be tempting to think that being the son of a five time Open champion would be a defining
August 27th, 2019 | 44 mins 51 secs
Rory McIlroy is $15 million richer but has that done anything positive for the game? Just one of the rabbit holes we delve into on this week's iSeekGolf Podcast with special guest host Bruce Young. Also, are eyeballs or points more important at the Presidents Cup and how different life is one rung below the PGA Tour
August 19th, 2019 | 1 hr 18 mins
US based but UK born golf writer Tony Dear joins the podcast this week to discuss an eclectic mix of topics including: whether golf media in the Twitter age is too negative; why the handicap event at the Tour Championship is wrong; a potential solution to the ball problem and how good was the US Amateur?
August 12th, 2019 | 1 hr 5 secs
One of the biggest issues facing golf clubs around the world is a business model that no longer seems to appeal to the next generation of golfers. With choices many and varied and time tight, the idea of committing to just one clubs is not palatable to many new players. But a business in America has taken an age old golf idea - Scotland's golfing societies - and made it into a modern business. On this week's episode we chat with NewClub Golf co-founder Matt Considine about a concept that is fast gaining traction in the US and could one day be popular around the world.
August 5th, 2019 | 1 hr 20 mins
Mike Clayton joins episode 120 to discuss the Women's British Open, what's happened to Lydia Ko, the new Tour Championship format, how the PGA Tour is hurting world golf and much, much more.
July 29th, 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
Even in an improving economy new golf course construction looks like a less than booming field but opportunities to improve existing courses are almost endless. While most in the industry equate renovation with big budget works, Oklahoma based Colton Craig says it doesn't need to be so and hopes to be at the forefront of a wave of architects specialising in what he calls "Blue Collar Architecture" - course renovation on a shoestring budget. Colton joins the podcast to discuss that concept plus his obsession wth Perry Maxwell.
July 23rd, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
John Huggan joins Episode 118 fresh off covering The 148th Open at Royal Portrush and among the topics discussed are: the driver testing scandal; the news you DON'T see on the game's official websites; the rise and rise of Bob Macintyre; what's up with the women's majors and plenty more as well.
July 15th, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
iSeekGolf resident analyst Bruce Young joins Rod Morri and Adrian Logue to look ahead to this week's final men's major of the year. The trio break down the Portrush course, the pros and cons of a home game for McIlroy, how Dustin Johnson flies under the radar and Bruce Young performs his annual Open party trick - naming every winner since 1960 (almost).
July 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 9 mins
Matt Wolff's PGA Tour win in just his third start as a professional is certainly impressive but it begs the question: what does the future of professional golf look like and is the current path good for the game? UK based golf writer Matt Cooper joins the podcast to ponder this question as well as delve into the festival that was there Irish Open at Lahinch, what to expect at Royal Portrush and Meg Maclaren's latest blog on why the Ladies European Tour matters.
July 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
Back in January #ISGPod co-host Adrian Logue caused a bit of a stir wth his list of the top 50 GCA Twitter influencers. In fact it sparked so much discussion we decided to record another episode of the pod with an update and here it is. In Ep 115 Adrian explains some of his methodology and bias as well as a broader discussion about how the architecture discussion seems to be growing.
June 24th, 2019 | 57 mins 57 secs
Hannah Green's outstanding victory at the Women's PGA Championship at the weekend only highlighted further the parlous state of public golf - and more particularly its courses - in Australia. With the spotlight shining firmly on the game we explore the connection between exposure to golf and access to it, particularly in light of the recent decision by Brisbane City Council to close the Vic Park golf course. Golf Queensland Board Member Matthew Toomey joins us with some of the inside info and stats about the state of the game in Australia and what follows is a broad and thought provoking discussion.
June 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
After a couple of days to reflect on the result John Huggan and Bruce Young join episode 113 to analyse happenings at the 119th US Open. From the enigma that is Rory to the possibility Adam Scott has found a bit of 'mongrel' ahead of next month's Open, it's a US Open review with a difference.
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.