Golfing World Podcast - Prince Rahming

This week Danny Prior was joined in the studio by the returning Jack Hayward to look back on an intriguing week of action on both sides of the pond.

The pair were joined, following his successful debut outing last week, by Golfing World's resident Northern Irishman Shane Stitt to run the rule over Jon Rahm's latest leap up the golfing ladder at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Danny and Jack were also lucky enough to speak to Irish Open runner-up Richie Ramsay on the phone to discuss his great week at Portstewart that saw him land a huge prize as well as a spot in the field for forthcoming Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

Ahead of events at Royal Birkdale Jack also presented the inaugural GW Podcast Power Rankings Top 10 to kick off our pre-Open excitement and Danny and Jack had their say on The Greenbrier Classic, where some lesser known names found themselves right in the mix on the final day.

Golfing World Podcast - Danielle Kan

Before we get into things, we're aware of the typo in the episode title. It is NOT a mistake, rather, it is a tribute to Danielle Kang who landed her first major victory, and indeed her first LPGA victory, at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

Following this brilliant triumph at Olympia Fields Danielle topped the billing in this latest instalment of the Golfing World Podcast, in which Danny Prior was joined for the whole episode by Rob Phillips-Knight.

The pair also discussed Tommy Fleetwood's latest superb performance, which saw him claim victory at the second ever Rolex Series event, the HNA Open de France at Le Golf National. 

Golfing World TV presenter Anna Whiteley then phoned in from Northern Ireland, to first offer her reaction to Tommy's triumph in Paris and to provide an on-site look ahead to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Anna wasn't the only guest in this pod as Danny and Rob were also joined by Golfing World's resident Northern Irishman Shane Stitt who offered up his thoughts ahead of the Irish Open, having had personal experience of playing at Portstewart.

Golfing World Podcast - Flash Jordan

In this episode of the Golfing World Podcast Danny Prior was joined at IMG Studios by fellow Golfing World Producer Rob Phillips-Knight and Jack Hayward to discuss Jordan Spieth's incredibly dramatic Travelers Championship triumph

The guys reflected on Jordan's magical moment beside the 18th green and THAT celebration, which all came at the end of an otherwise pretty tough day at the office for the two-time major champion.

Also in this edition of the pod the guys had a chat about sponsor's invite Andres Romero's shock victory at the BMW International Open, which came at the expense of some seriously big names, and looked ahead to the second women's major of 2017 the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

Golfing World Podcast - King of the Hills

After a late night in the UK watching the climax of the U.S. Open a rather tired trio of Mick Le Mare, Golfing World Producer Rob Phillips-Knight and Jack Hayward were in the studio this week to discuss Brooks Koepka's maiden major triumph.

In this episode the guys discussed Brooks Koepka's triumph and the man himself at length, following his supreme final round performance in tricky conditions in Wisconsin.

Mick, Rob and Jack also discussed some of the other players that contended strongly, some of the highlights of the week at Erin Hills and also the surprising failures of some of the world's top players at a host course that it is fair to say has split opinion in terms of suitability for the U.S. Open, which typically prides itself on being the toughest major of them all.

Congratulations to Brooks and all others that performed strongly at the year's second men's major. Attentions now turn to The Open Championship in July, which can't come soon enough!

 

 

Golfing World Podcast - U.S. Open Preview

It's major time.

In this episode of the Golfing World Podcast Mick Le Mare was joined in the studio by Golfing World Senior Producer Danny Prior and Jack Hayward to look ahead to an exciting week of action at Erin Hills.

First, Mick, Danny and Jack took time to revisit Dustin Johnson's dramatic 2016 triumph at Oakmont, which of course came in spite of a ruling controversy that has heaped pressure onto the USGA in the run up to the 2017 edition of the event.

In light of last year's somewhat farcical scenes the guys then took a close look at this year's host venue Erin Hills, with the help of quotes from the Hurdzan Golf design group that painstakingly mapped out and designed the course for the purpose of being worthy of hosting major championships.

There was also time for a fiercely contested U.S. Open edition of Golf Maths and a close look at some of the leading contenders going into the event at Erin Hills.

We're looking forward to discussing the winner next week...

Golfing World Podcast - Duff Cheer

For the second week running Anna Whiteley and Jack Hayward were both on the panel in this episode of the Golfing World Podcast, with presenter Mick Le Mare returning in place of Matt Rose to keep a watch over proceedings.

Mick, Anna and Jack looked back on an intriguing week of golfing action that saw Jason Dufner return to winning ways on the PGA TOUR despite a serious third round wobble, 20-year-old Renato Paratore entering the European Tour's 'winners' circle' for the first time and I.K. Kim triumphing at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

Our trio also discussed the huge and in some quarters distasteful reaction to the recent news concerning Tiger Woods and found time to debate the controversial Twitter poll run by the ShopRite LPGA Classic to decide who would receive a sponsor's invite to tee it up at the event.

Of course there was also time for our panel to preview the latest episode of the Golfing World TV show, including our tribute to 1967 Open Champion Roberto De Vicenzo who has sadly passed away aged 94 and our chat with man of the moment, Alex Noren.

Golfing World Podcast - Alex Noren's great scoren'

Matt Rose returned to presenting duties for this episode of the Golfing World Podcast and he was joined as ever by Jack Hayward and also by none other than Golfing World TV presenter Anna Whiteley.

This week's three musketeers had much to discuss in the wake of Alex Noren's extraordinary final round charge to BMW PGA Championship glory at Wentworth, that left golf fans worldwide awestruck.

Matt, Jack and Anna offered their reactions to Noren's sublime showing and the best of the rest of the week that was at the West Course, before Anna got her first taste of Golf Maths action.

The BMW PGA Championship wasn't the only focus though as our trio also turned their attentions to Kevin Kisner's impressive victory at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational where he fought off strong challenges from the likes of Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm and Sean O'Hair as well as Shanshan Feng's LPGA Volvik Championship triumph.

Golfing World Podcast - Because we're Wentworth it...

In this episode of the Golfing World Podcast Mick Le Mare was joined by Jack Hayward and John Grabowski to comprehensively preview the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship.

On the agenda were the significant course changes that have been made to Wentworth's famous West Course over the past year, a look ahead to the Pro-Am which this year features the likes of Damien Lewis and Ryan Giggs among many other famous faces and also our pick of '5 to Watch at Wentworth'.

In this episode we also heard from the likes of defending champion Chris Wood, European Tour pro Anthony Wall, English cricketing legend and Wentworth member Kevin Pietersen as well as Wentworth CEO Stephen Gibson.

As ever the guys also offered up their reactions to all of the most recent action from the major tours around the world and John and Jack took part in yet another fierce Golf Maths duel.

Golfing World Podcast - Woo saw that coming at THE PLAYERS?

Matt Rose returned to presenting duties this week and was joined by Golfing World Senior Producer Danny Prior and Jack Hayward to discuss events at THE PLAYERS Championship.

As well as reacting to Si Woo Kim's shock, record breaking victory at the 'fifth major' and all the major talking points from a dramatic week at TPC Sawgrass the guys also had their say on the return of the Open de Portugal, which saw Matt Wallace come out on top to claim his first European Tour triumph.

In this week's episode of the podcast we were also lucky enough to chat to English cricketing legend, golf lover and Wentworth member, Kevin Pietersen, who gave us a great insight into the course changes that have been made ahead of this year's BMW PGA Championship.

There was of course also time for another round of Golf Maths, which saw bitter rivals Danny and Jack go head-to-head once again in a battle for statistical pride.

 

 

Golfing World Podcast - Danish duo's six appeal

With ranks in the office depleted somewhat for reasons beyond our control, the latest Golfing World was presented by Golfing World Senior Producer and regular podcast panel member Danny Prior, who was joined in the studio by Jack Hayward.

The dangerous duo were however joined by Golfing World TV presenter Anna Whiteley for the first part of the show, an in-depth reaction to the European Tour's exciting new GolfSixes event where Anna was on live presenting duty for Sky Sports.

In addition to our chat following Lucas Bjerregard and Thorbjørn Olesen's victory at Centurion Club, there was also time for a Danish-themed edition of Golf Maths which was hotly contested by Danny and Jack, as well as reaction to Brian Harman's big win at the Wells Fargo Championship and a look ahead to the so-called 'fifth major', THE PLAYERS Championship.

The guys also took time to preview the latest episode of the Golfing World TV show, including a tease of our recent chat with last year's winner of THE PLAYERS, Jason Day, about his love of the game.

Golfing World Podcast - Golf but not as we know it feat. Chris Wood

This episode of the Golfing World Podcast saw Matt Rose make his return to the presenter hot seat and he was joined by Golfing World Senior Producer Danny Prior and as ever, Jack Hayward.

The headline act in this episode was BMW PGA Champion Chris Wood who was kind enough to accept our call ahead of his taking part in the European Tour's innovative GolfSixes event. 

Wood offered up his thoughts on golf's increasing efforts, and particularly the European Tour's concerted efforts, to try and switch things up and attract more people to the game.

It isn't just the European Tour however that are branching out as the PGA TOUR also debuted a new format at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith came out on top. In this episode of the podcast the guys discussed how this event went and also reacted to Alexander Levy's dramatic comeback victory at the Volvo China Open and Haru Nomura's marathon playoff triumph over Cristie Kerr at the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout.

Last but by no means least, Golfing World TV presenter Anna Whiteley also paid a visit to the studio to talk GolfSixes, as she will be in the thick of the action at Centurion Club presenting for Sky Sports.

Golfing World Podcast - Champion Chappell's prayers answered

Mick Le Mare was once again on presenting duty as he, ever-present Jack Hayward and John Grabowski looked back on another exciting week of golf.

On the agenda in this podcast was Bernd Wiesberger's fourth European Tour victory at the Shenzhen International and 30-year-old Kevin Chappell's breakthrough PGA TOUR victory at the Valero Texas Open.

In addition to reaction to a dramatic weekend of action John and Jack went head-to-head once again in a battle for Golf Maths honours and the guys were also all joined in the studio by fellow Golfing World team member Ben Lane.

Ben dropped into the studio to report back on his date with golfing perfection after he had the privilege of playing Augusta National the day after the Masters.

Golfing World Podcast - Sergio shrugs off major doubts at the Masters

Sergio Garcia is finally a major champion and all involved with the Golfing World Podcast are delighted, not least because his superb victory at the Masters made for a brilliant focus point for this episode!

For this episode Mick Le Mare was once again in the Presenter hot seat and we was joined by Jack Hayward and Golfing World TV Producer Rob Phillips-Knight.

The trio in the studio for this episode looked back on Sergio's hugely exciting battle down the stretch with fellow European and 2013 U.S. Open winner Justin Rose as well as some of the other great performers and moments from across the week.

In addition to a detailed look back at the week that was the guys also had time for another round of Masters-themed Golf Maths and looked ahead to the the events that had the tough gig of following up events at Augusta.

Golfing World Podcast - Who will Master Augusta National?

The fourth ever edition of the Golfing World Podcast was a 'biggie'. Mick Le Mare, Jack Hayward and John Grabowski were all in the studio to talk about, you guessed it, the Masters!

On the agenda was a look back to Danny Willett's dramatic triumph at Augusta National last year, a close look at the favourites to win this year's event and also a glance at some of the rookies who were heading to the event with eyes on becoming the first first-timer since Fuzzy Zoeller to slip on the famous green jacket.

In a jam-packed episode the guys also spoke to European hopeful Ross Fisher on the phone ahead of his return to the event and also called up Golfing World TV Presenter Anna Whiteley who was on-site at the first major of the year.

Golfing World Podcast - DJ repeating like a broken record

The latest instalment of the Golfing World Podcast featured Matt Rose, 'golf nut' Jack Hayward and the always opinionated John Grabowski's debut on the show.

The guys discussed Dustin Johnson's supreme performance at the WGC-Dell Match Play, which was his third straight tournament victory and a triumph that meant he became the first player ever to win all four WGC events. Matt, Jack and John, with the help of the likes of Jordan Spieth, then discussed match play as a format more broadly and whether there should be more match play events played on the world's leading tours.

Also on the agenda was a quick look back at the Kia Classic where South Korea's Mirim Lee came out on top and a look ahead to the first major of the year, the ANA Inspiration, which will see Lydia Ko defending her title.

There was, of course, also time for another round of Golf Maths and the boys were also joined in the studio briefly by Golfing World TV Presenter Anna Whiteley, who was like a coiled spring ahead of her forthcoming trip to the Masters!

Golfing World Podcast - Leishman wins the race at Arnie's place

The second episode of the Golfing World Podcast saw Mick Le Mare sub in for Matt Rose in the presenter hot seat, joined by Golfing World Senior Producer Danny Prior and 'lover of all things golf' Jack Hayward.

Mick, Danny and Jack, with the help of Golfing World TV presenter Anna Whiteley, looked back on an eventful Arnold Palmer Invitational which was won by Australian Marc Leishman despite strong challenges from the likes of Rory McIlroy.

The three guys also reacted to an LPGA birdie-fest at the Founders Cup, where Sweden's Anna Nordqvist came out on top and played another round of Golf Maths, which this time focused on the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

There was also time for a look ahead to the week's episode of the Golfing World TV show, which this week features seven-time major champion Inbee Park on her injury-enforced absences in 2016 and six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo on his love of the game.

Golfing World Podcast - Adam Had-a-win and Chawrasia doubles up in Delhi

The first ever episode of the Golfing World Podcast was presented by Matt Rose and featured a panel consisting of Golfing World Producer Rob Phillips-Knight and fellow team member Jack Hayward.

In their debut outing the guys offered their thoughts on Adam Hadwin's Valspar Championship triumph and SSP Chawrasia's second consecutive victory at the Hero Indian Open, a win that was his fifth in Delhi.

The first pod also featured a phone call with Presenter Anna Whiteley who had just arrived in Orlando ahead of an emotional edition of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the first ever Golf Maths head-to-head and a preview of the Golfing World TV show which airs weekly on Sky Sports 4HD in the UK and on the Golf Channel in the USA.

The guys also found time in a busy first instalment to take a look at some of the stars of the 2017 season so far, featuring clips from some of our recent interviews from out on the road.