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.
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.
February 19th, 2019 | 43 mins 59 secs
Ireland's Leona Maguire is one of the most promising young players in the women's game and makes her debut as a Ladies European Tour member at the Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville in northern NSW this week. Maguire boasts an impressive amateur record and carries high expectations as she embarks on her professional career. She sat down with the ISG Podcast for a lengthy interview about all facets of the game including her chances this week.
February 12th, 2019 | 57 mins 1 sec
After seven years the innovative Vic Open finally got the international attention it deserved with the co-sanctioning of the LPGA and European Tours seeing it make headlines the world over. Mike Clayton caddies for US star Christina Kim and joins the podcast to talk about the importance of the event and how things looked from the inside.
February 5th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
On January 16, English golfer Meghan Maclaren sent out a tweet noting the difference in prize funds between a Ladies European Tour event and a men's European Tour event being played in Abu Dhabi a week apart. What followed was a three day uproar over whether the game's top professional women get a raw deal from sponsors, equipment manufacturers and fans alike. Meghan joins Felicity Johnson and Rod Morri on Episode 94 of the iSeekGolf podcast to talk about that incident in the context of gender inequity in the game. Its more fun than it sounds and there's some other golf chat along the way as well.
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 21st, 2019 | 57 mins 57 secs
Should the European Tour be going to Saudi Arabia? Will we one day see the Ryder Cup played in Dubai? What might a World Tour look like and would that be good or bad for everyone outside America?? Lots of questions and plenty of insight when two of the game's sharpest minds get together on Episode 92 to discuss some fo golf's big issues.
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...