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!
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!