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.
- We chat the early years, the infamous lightening strike & military service with his good buddy Ernie Els.
- As we build towards the US Open next week, this two time winner (2001 & 2004) talks us through the three putt on the 72nd hole in 2001 which consequently led to an 18 hole Play-off victory over Mark Brooks.
- Arguably Retief’s greatest win was in 2004 when he took on Phil Mickelson, the partisan New York crowds and a near unplayable Shinnecock Hills to claim his second US Open.
- Commonly referred to as “The Iceman”, Retief chats on how to thrive under pressure and we also get his refreshing opinions on the distance debate.
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.