Jamie Weir & Paul Flynn join us on the podcast this week. We chat through plenty of topics and have some great discussions on LIV golf, Rory, Solheim Cup, Sharks and our favourite club in the bag! Paul has a wish for Golf Ireland too, which we can all agree with.
Lexi Thompson joins us on the podcast this week from her home in Florida. One of the biggest stars in world golf, Lexi takes us through her amazing career and gives us a brilliant behind the scenes insight into her life both on and away from the golf course. Plenty of fun along the way and we also learn Lexi doesn’t really like baileys or coffee!
We are joined this week on the podcast by Gary Murphy, former European Tour player and sky sports commentator. Gary is the Golf Professional at next year’s Horizon Irish Open venue - The K Club. We have an end of year chat and look back on all the stories from the world of golf in 2022 and there was many! Liv golf features highly and also a good debate on Henrik & Sergio amongst others. We focus on the Irish contingent and the new emerging stars making their way on the DP World Tour. We preview the K Club’s hosting of the 2023 Horizon Irish Open and lots more! Plenty of laughs too along the way.
Seamus Power joins us fresh off his second PGA Tour title which has propelled him to the top of the FedEx Cup standings and to number 28 in the world. He chats to us about the following: * An in-depth insight into tournament week and his daily routine. * The player Stats and how some some stats can be misleading! * How the GC Quad amazingly showed he was drawing his wedges when he was sure it was a pull! * The design or his design of his Ping putter * The Hero Cup and the Ryder Cup * And lastly His 2023 Tour Schedule including a Las Vegas - New York - Waterford - Maui - Abu Dhabi - California in the space of three weeks!
Padraig Harrington, a great friend of the podcast joins us once again to chat through lots of topics in the golf world. His amazing season on the Seniors Tour and adding a minor as he calls it to his trophy cabinet. We get the latest on Wilson - his beloved dog, not his club sponsors! His work on staying ahead of the pack when it comes to fitness and speed. Next years Majors on his horizon and some fantastic tales and funny stories about a certain credit card roulette game! Lots more too from one of Ireland’s greatest ever sporting ambassadors.
On this Open Championship preview podcast we chat with Greg Allen in advance of the 150th Championship at St Andrews. Such a special week ahead and as usual we run through all the info and player profiles. We pick our fancies for the Open and also talk lots of Tiger! Sharon Smurfit joins us also to discuss playing with the great man in the JP McManus Pro Am last week.
For the 75th episode, we are excited to share with you a chat we recently had with Mr. Ryder Cup, Tony Jacklin. An Open and US Open Champion in 1969 and 1970 respectively, Tony is widely acknowledged as the person who changed the Ryder Cup back in the late 1970’s. Without his intervention, it would not be what it is today, the third most watched sporting event in the world (behind The Olympics and the World Cup). Tony joins us to chat about his new book “My Ryder Cup Journey” that he co-wrote with Sports Journalist Tony Jimenez. The book is the very definition of “a page turner” giving golfing enthusiasts an insight into Tony as a player and then a Captain. We chat about the game today, the proposed Saudi League, the LIV Tour, as well as equipment technology. A huge debt of gratitude to Tony Jimenez for inviting Harry and I to interview the great Tony Jacklin. Enjoy!
Brendan Lawlor joins us on this weeks pod. Brendan is a World No.1 disabled golfer and he tells us of his progress from pitch and put to teeing up on the European Tour last year. At the time of our chat he was just back from Hawaii after competing in the All Abilities Championship Playoff. The day before our chat he had a meeting with An Taoiseach, Michael Martin (Irish Prime Minister) to discuss golf inclusivity. A multi talented guy and a gentleman. Enjoy the chat!
Mike Whan joins us once again on the podcast this week. We spoke to Mike a couple of weeks ago and he shared his experience of his new role as CEO of the USGA. He explains exactly what it is that the USGA do for golf. We chat through the hot topic which is the distance debate and where the future of the game is headed. His views are fascinating and his wish for any changes to minimise the effect on your average golfer. Adaptive golf, opportunities for all, huge purse for the US Women's Open and much more in this great pod with Mike Whan.
Our good friend Andrew Coltart once again joins us on the podcast. In a wide ranging conversation we discuss money in the modern game and players morality or lack there of. The new DP World Tour & the alliance with the PGA Tour. The Majors & venues for this coming season, hopes for us all for 2022 and some picks also! Andrew recalls some recent nightmares he has being having which is just hilarious! Suadi golf and some really good insights and points come across here. Top fella is Andrew, always great to have him back on.
We’re very proud to bring you this weeks interview with European Tour player, Irelands Niall Kearney. We chat about capitalising on playing opportunities in early 2021, the frustration of obtaining only one start in the last eight tournaments when trying to secure full playing privileges for 2022 and how situations like this strengthen his resolve. Throughout the chat Niall chats about his love of the game, the determination to succeed and his enthusiasm for the 2022 DP World Tour season. Enjoy.
The review of 2021 is year and as is tradition Paul Flynn joins us to chat about exciting season that was 2021. We chat Rory, Shane, Leona, Seamus Power. There’s a little quiz amongst ourselves at the end which throws up a few very good questions (and very little answers at times!). Please enjoy 2021.
Delighted to have Stephanie join us on this weeks Podcast as we chat through three different time zones! We catch up with Stephanie whose back home in Arizona taking a well deserved break after the drama of the final round of her 2021 season at the Pelican Womens Championship. We chat about the relief of retaining her LPGA Tour card for 2022 while also looking at her career to date. Enjoy!
Ian & Harry in this episode as we catch up with what has been a very busy period in both our lives. We chat about the the big stories in golf over the last month while also looking to the future. Great laughs and some good stories packed inside.
The Ryder Cup Preview is here. Delighted to have RTE’s Golf Correspondent Greg Allen with us whose reporting for the week at Whistling Straits. We chat about the course set up, possible pairings for the week, the DeChambeau - Koepka debate, the “Irish” weather forecasted for the week and much more. Enjoy!
Ryan French joins us on the pod this week to share his story and passion for golf and following the players who chase their dream on the world tours. Ryan's energy and desire to shine a spotlight on these Pro's is such a great story. These are the tier below, those struggling for starts, dreaming of one big week and some of those dreams do come through. Ryan tells us how his passion for the game has now become his career with The Firepit Collective recently and also gives us a shot by shot account of his amazing week on the bag for Mark Baldwin at the recent Barracuda Championship. Triumph, tragedy, hope, desire, love and not many other options.....Golf gives us it all. Mark's twitter account has surpassed all his expectations and is well worth a follow! @acaseofthegolf1 weirdly enough....he tells us why!!
Sam Harrop joins us on the pod this week to chat through his passion for music, golf and life! His hugely talented songs about some of the world's best golfers have received huge acclaim. He describes the feeling of posting that very first Tony Finau piece and being nervous to its reaction. His talent on the piano in his front room has been there for all to see and when Brooks likes what you are doing......you are doing alright! His list of songs is truly brilliant and Sam has big plans upcoming with so much more to come in the golf world this year - Ryder Cup - big on the horizon.
Some fun this week!!! Nicolas Colsaerts joined us on the podcast this week and what a Dude he is! The Belgian Bomber strolled us through his life in golf, away from it too at times and the fun all the way along the ride. From turning Pro and not having a clue what was needed to that miracle at Medinah and Westy's desire for Gin & Tonic's. Life on the PGA Tour compared to Europe and why he packed up and headed home! Olympics in Rio 2016, his last win in France 2 years ago and how Covid and family time has given him a nice break, yet ready to push on again. Huge thanks Nicolas for the great chat.
PGA TOUR WINNER......Seamus Power!!!! That has some ring to it and we are delighted Seamus got off his flight and jumped on the podcast with us. We chat through his life changing week in Kentucky and all that came before over the last 2 months also. Plans going forward, work with Bob Rotella, putting, mindset for the rest of the year and so much more!! Greg Allen also joins us briefly to review the Open Championship and Collin Morikawa's great win at Royal St George's. A bumper pod this week and why not!! Ireland is proud of Seamus Power!!
It’s Open Championship week. We’ve waited two years for it and it promises to be a Classic. Harry & I are delighted to be joined by our friend and RTÉ’s Golf Correspondent Greg Allen. We firstly chat about the continued rise of Waterford man Seamus Power on the PGA Tour before turning our attention to The Open Championship. We’re confident between the three of us that we have the winner picked so get your €2.50 e/w bets ready 👍👍👍
We preview the Irish Open at Mount Juliet along with RTE Golf Correspondent Greg Allen. Exciting week ahead in the Co. Kilkenny venue as it welcomes back the Irish Open after 25 years. John Catlin defends his title from last year in Galgorm Castle. We chat through all the Irish contenders of which there are many including local Amateur & Walker Cup star Mark Power. We discuss what we can expect from the set up of the course, scoring possibilities for the week and that magic winning total. Rory, Shane, Padraig, Graeme, Kaymer and lots more grab our attention. Promises to be a fantastic week for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet.
Greg joins us once again to look back on the US OPEN from Torrey Pines. A fantastic win and first major for Jon Rahm. We chat through all the talking points from the week. Those who were in contention and let things slip on the back 9. Bryson's awful back 9, Rory's disappointing run from hole 11 on and Louis a little unlucky? An exciting Major with a very worthy winner and new World No. 1. Roll on the Irish Open and upcoming Open Championship defence for Shane Lowry.
Greg Allen, RTE Golf Correspondent, joins us once again for a major preview. The ultimate test that is the US OPEN from Torrey Pines on the West Coast of America. The San Diego coastline is stunning and we are set for a magical test to crown the next Major Champion. We chat through the course conditions, form players, Irish hopes and a huge amount more. Our picks always are interesting to say the least! Late nights ahead folks....soak it all up......US OPEN week for Torrey!
Since we started the Podcast in early 2020, this weeks guest has been in our Top 5 bucket list players to chat to. We are thrilled to have the great South African Retief Goosen on this weeks Pod. __ __
Episode 57 is here and it’s an exciting one for us and the Podcast. We are very lucky to be joined by the greatest of all time, Annika Sorenstam. We discuss her career, Ten Majors wins, The Solheim Cup and delve into Annika’s strength at handling and thriving under pressure. The Annika Foundation is a massive part of Annika’s life now and we talk about it’s continuing success, her integral part in bringing Golf to the Olympics, shooting 59 (the only woman in history to shoot a competitive 59), her recent return (albeit it brief!) to the LPGA Tour and lots more. Stay in Annika’s company long enough and you cannot but feel positive and energised. Enjoy!
Phil “The Thrill” Mickelson is again a Major Champion at just a couple weeks shy of his 51st Birthday. The oldest Major Winner in history. We are delighted to be joined by RTÉ Golf Correspondent Greg Allen as we review this historic moment in not just golf but sport itself. We chat about the challengers, Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen and of course the Irish interest, Shane Lowry and European Ryder Cup Captain Padraig Harrington, himself turning 50 later this year! A T4th finish for both!
The second Major Championship is here at the stunning Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. We’re joined by RTÉ Golf Correspondent Greg Allen to preview this years PGA Championship. Rory McIlroy is the favourite after his impressive victory at Quail Hollow two weeks ago. We also assess the chances of Shane Lowry, Jordan Speith and others. We also chat about Seamus Powers play at last weeks Byron Nelson Championship and the recent Walker Cup at Seminole, in particular the stunning performances from Ireland’s own Mark Power and John Murphy. A huge thanks to Greg as always for his time. We have the winner picked!
On this weeks pod, we return to our “Role of the PGA Professional“ series. We’re delighted to chat to one of the most well known and respected PGA Professionals in Ireland, John Byrne, the Head Professional at Royal Tara Golf Club. We chat to John about his career to date, the challenges and opportunities facing Head Professionals and trainees in the ever changing role of a PGA Professional. We also discuss the Distance debate, junior golf and the impact both positive and negative that Covid has had on the golfing industry.
We’re very grateful again to be joined by RTE’s Golf Correspondent Greg Allen as we review the historic 2021 Masters Tournament. Hideki Matsuyama’s victory, the up and coming Will Zaletoris, Justin Rose resurgence in a Ryder Cup year, Shane Lowrys best performance at The Masters, Jon Rahm’s Top Ten performance and the further confirmation that Jordan Speith is back. We also review our tips for the weekend and console Harry over his poor decisions yet again! Enjoy folks.
Olivia Mehaffey & Greg Allen join us for our Masters Preview Podcast. Olivia, fresh off her amazing week in the Augusta National Women's Amateur, shares her reflections on the week & the experience of being in contention on the back 9 at Augusta. We chat through the form players, some outsiders too and what we can expect for the week ahead at the 1st Mens Major of the year. Greg has his usual expert insights and ones we just love to challenge him on! Who will be right come Sunday evening? Huge thanks to both Olivia & Greg for their time.