Golfers listen up.
Listening to what you want when you want, personally there is nothing better than the morning commute and a good golf podcast. That said the golf community is hardly awash with golf podcasts, well certainly not from what I’ve discovered. As a weekly podcaster myself it’s difficult to find good golf podcasts that run weekly without fail which I must admit is somewhat surprising given the growing popularity of ‘in demand radio’. Here’s some our favourites.
Host Rod Morri is joined by the often outspoken characters of Mike Clayton and a previous guest of ours Geoff Shackelford. While discussing the important issues in the game the threesome often strike up compelling discussions around where they see the game of golf heading whether that be course design, etiquette, commercialisation or growth of the game. Their respective love and appreciation of the game is clear and as you listen you can’t help feel like you’re sat with them enjoying a post round refreshment with them – that’s the beauty of podcasting I guess. While episodes remain sporadic when the guys get a chance to record it’s usually worth waiting for. If like me you class yourself as a scholar of the game this is the podcast for you.
The leading voice in golf, PGA Tour radio provides comprehensive audio coverage of the game with a range of shows from tuition with Jim McLean to our favourite Fairways of Life. The show hosted by best-selling author and experienced broadcaster Matt Adams offers exclusive interviews from those in the game while finding plenty time to discuss golf travel. With a strong appreciation for the origins of the game Matt’s a great advocate of golf in Scotland.
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This relatively new weekly podcast is hosted by two Scots Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan both of whom golf writers. Either from a media centre or from his home near Carnoustie the bullish John Huggan provides great insight from life on the tour with unprecedented access to some of the leading names in the industry ably supported by host and creator of By The Min Lawrence. With their time in the written press both John and Lawrence tap into their respective networks creating compelling listening as the leading golf writers and broadcasters share their thoughts on the weekly events in a refreshing informal style.
Yours truly hosts a weekly podcast devoted to Scottish golf travel. If you’re dreaming of a future Scottish golf vacation our podcast is packed full of useful hints and tips from golf travellers just like you who have made the trip. Host Ru Macdonald provides insight into what is happening in the world of Scottish golf tourism and the guests provide a transparent account of their trips. A sort of audio trip advisor.
The emerging digital network Play Golf Getaways profiles life on the road while playing and visiting some of the best golf destinations in the world. Mitch Lawrence, a long time podcaster is slowly rolling out insightful episodes with guests including the topical golf course architect David Mclay Kidd. As listeners to Mitch’s previously podcast Hooked on Hickories can testify, his style of interviewing is flawless with an exceptional high level of research and way with words. Perhaps best encapsulated in his now infamous guest intros which often leave guests, well speechless.
#6 Golf.com Podcast (Added October 2015)
Still finding its feet to some degree the recent steady new episodes from Golf.com are unsurprising very good. Hosted by acclaimed journalist Alan Shipnuck the calibre of guests thus far have been exceptionally high. Recent guests have included Brad Faxon and Bandon Dunes owner Mike Keiser. Lets hope this podcast can become a regular fixture in golf’s weekly new podcast episode releases.
Whether they be avid amateurs or those in the golf industry such as Geoff Shackelford or Matt Ginella, each week we interview golfers about their recent Scottish golf travel experiences. Hear where to play, what to do and where to stay. The word of mouth recommendation remains the best marketing tool in golf travel. Subscribe on itunes.
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