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#103: Min Woo Lee & Post-PGA

It only took us 103 episodes, but we can finally say we've been lucky enough to welcome future superstar Min Woo Lee to the show! (31:30) Join Andy Maher, Mark Hayes & Mike Clayton as we cover Brooks Koepka's barnstorming win at the US PGA Championship and everything else from Bethpage Black (01:00). We also chat to Wentworth Golf Club President Simon Atkinson after his club suffered a heart-breaking blow at the weekend. (50:45)


#102: Micha and your handicap

On Episode 102, Australia’s top amateur David Micheluzzi drops by the studio to speak of his 2019 plans and his experience on the Japanese Tour last week on the toughest course he’s ever played (2:16). GA rules guru Simon Magdulski talks through some tiny tweaks to the handicapping system to make it fairer for all (34:44) and we finally catch up with Reg Ballard, still churning out the rounds at age 100 (56:41). Mark Hayes and Andy Maher wrestle over hosting duties, while Martin Blake...


#101: Minjee's near miss, #IntSeries and Tiger's medal

On episode 101, we talk Minjee Lee’s pursuit of world number 1 (2:44), Hayesy joins us from Tasmania to discuss the Interstate Series (7:25), Tiger becomes the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (15:21), Gavin Kirkman jumps on the line to chat about the ‘Pitch In’ campaign (20:09) plus all the happenings from the global tours. Andy Maher and Martin Blake are in the host chairs.


#100: Minjee, Maverick and a milestone

On this milestone 100th episode, we chat Minjee Lee skyrocketing to World No. 2 (5:38), Maverick Antcliff’s second consecutive victory in China (29:31), Tiger back on the prowl to become a Presidents Cup playing captain (41:17), Gabi Ruffels punching her US Women’s Open ticket (43:19) plus a whole lot more! Andy Maher, Mark Hayes, Jo Charlton and Mike Clayton are in the host chairs. Episode 100 is proudly presented by Qatar Airways. Inside The Ropes listeners can enjoy an exclusive offer:...


#99: The King of Japan

On Episode 99, Brendan Jones joins co-hosts Mark Hayes and Ali Whitaker to discuss his 15th career victory on the Japanese tour (08:45). Then, ring-in Andy Maher rolls in as Stacey Peters and NSW young gun Steph Kyraciou call in from Japan to discuss this week’s Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific (34:00). The gang chat about Maverick Antcliff's huge first win in China and all other results from the world of golf!


#98: Tiger's legend grows

One of golf's magic moments unfolded at Augusta National, so it's only fitting that we give some quality Tiger time. Hosts Andy Maher, Mark Hayes and Alison Whitaker pick apart a magical Masters, then chat to our regular guest and part-time philosopher, Bryden Macpherson, for his take on Tiger and the rest of the golfing world. We also chat Ryan Ruffels' near miss, the Australian Junior Championships and touch on how to get involved with the Outback Queensland Masters.


#97: Masters, Masters and ...

It’s that special week of the year when all sporting eyes turn to Augusta National and the Masters. Hosts Mark Hayes, Matt Cutler and Mike Clayton run through some obscure trivia, then welcome special guest Evin Priest live from Georgia with all the latest from the Aussies chasing the green jacket (48:30). We also chat ANA Inspiration (3:10), the Augusta National Women’s Amateur (14:30), Corey Conners’ heroics (22:14) and all the results from Aussies around the world.


#96: Ryan Ruffels and match play mayhem

On a great week for Aussie young guns, Ryan Ruffels gives a raw and powerful insight into the troubles he’s overcome to bounce back to a second place finish on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica last week. Co-hosts Andy Maher, Mark Hayes and Martin Blake also give their not-so-tactful takes on the match play drama between Sergio Garcia and Matt Kuchar. Stacey Peters joins us from the USA where she’ll see history made at Augusta and then the ANA Inspiration, plus Luke Bates joins us to chat all...


#95: LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan

On Episode 95, Andy Maher and Martin B lake discuss the underrated Scott Hend after his brilliant win in Malaysia (05:50) and the Australian chances at this week's WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas. Then, the pair are joined by one of the most influential people in world golf, LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan (24:00).


#94: Dave McKenzie and Rory's back

Dave McKenzie, the unsung hero of Australian golf, is our special studio guest on a week off from the lucrative Champions Tour. From Greg Norman knocking back his nana’s sangers to being in more playoffs than LeBron James, he’s seen it all. Co-hosts Andy Maher, Mark Hayes and Jo Charlton also assess Rory McIlroy’s Players triumph and start a new inauspicious club and its first couple of members.


#93: Clayts' major conundrum

We’ve had enough of fifth major talk around the Players, but wait until you hear Mike Clayton’s radical idea! Justin Falconer also joins host Mark Hayes as we assess the impact of the new rules with GA’s Simon Magdulski. Plus all the news and notes from around the world and Australia.


#92: More rules drama, Vijay Singh & Queen Sirikit Cup

On Episode 92, Andy Maher is in the driver's seat with Alison Whitaker predicting 'major' things for Minjee Lee (2:14), Zach Murray's 'good karma' (7:25), and Tiger Woods signing an exclusive deal with Golf TV (10:25). We discuss the incredible week for Keith Mitchell and Vijay Singh at the Honda Classic (13:59), Justin Thomas blowing up at the USGA on Twitter (18:40) and the backstopping drama continues (20:00). We also head to Adelaide to chat with Mark Hayes as he previews the Queen...


#91: Matt Griffin and Doey Choi

On Episode 91, we open with praise for the new World No. 3, try to make sense of the Olson/Jutanugarn backstopping saga and Rickie's rogue drop (5:00), ponder who the best player in the men's game is (12:15) and discuss Puerto Rico and Mexico. Matt Griffin joins the show from the 100th New Zealand Open to discuss the weekend's rules dramas and how pace of play is maintained in Japan (29:30). Then, Concord Golf Club's Doey Choi jumps on the phone from the Canberra Classic after a top 10...


#90: Matt Millar, Adelaide and Perth

On Episode 90, Andy Maher is back and joined by Martin Blake. On the show, Matt Millar dials in on the eve of the WGC-Mexico event plus we discuss Nelly Korda’s historic win, Ryan Fox’s European Tour breakthrough and we induct our first ever life member into the Roger Bannister files.


#89: Nelly rules at #WomensAusOpen

On Episode 89, Mark Hayes, Martin Blake and Christina Lance recap a history making day from Nelly Korda at the #WomensAusOpen.


#88: Day 3 Wrap - ISPS Handa #WomensAusOpen

On Episode 88, Mark Hayes and Mike Clayton are joined by special guest Christina Kim, a three-time winner on the LPGA Tour to recap the third round of the ISPS Handa #WomensAusOpen.


#87: Day 2 Wrap - ISPS Handa #WomensAusOpen

On Episode 87, Mark Hayes is joined by Mike Clayton and John Huggan break down round two from the ISPS Handa #WomensAusOpen.


#86: Day 1 Wrap - ISPS Handa #WomensAusOpen

On Episode 86, Mark Hayes and Martin Blake are joined by Christina Lance, LPGA Senior Manager, Tour Media to recap a massive day one at the ISPS Handa #WomensAusOpen from The Grange Golf Club.


#85: Lydia Ko, Yani Tseng & #WomensAusOpen preview

On Episode 85, Mark Hayes and Martin Blake are joined by special guest Kate Burton from The Grange Golf Club to preview the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open. Plus, our final instalment of the Road to the #WomensAusOpen features Lydia Ko and Yani Tseng.


#84: Final Round Wrap from the ISPS Handa Vic Open

On Episode 84, Mark Hayes, Mike Clayton and John Huggan reflect on the biggest ISPS Handa Vic Open ever with Scotland's David Law and France's Celine Boutier being crowned new champions!