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.
- 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.