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A podcast series for PGA Members and the wider golf industry, discussing timely topics and analysing trends. To listen on your preferred podcast platform click on the buttons above. You can also listen by clicking on the episodes below.

A podcast series for PGA Members and the wider golf industry, discussing timely topics and analysing trends. To listen on your preferred podcast platform click on the buttons above. You can also listen by clicking on the episodes below.

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United Kingdom

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A podcast series for PGA Members and the wider golf industry, discussing timely topics and analysing trends. To listen on your preferred podcast platform click on the buttons above. You can also listen by clicking on the episodes below.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 38 - The next 30 seconds could save your life

2/18/2022
The PGA, PGA professionals & Prostate Cancer UK talk golf, health and why they are getting behind a new NHS campaign to save men’s lives

Duration:00:26:27

Episode 37 - How a Lesson With a PGA Pro Improved my Game

12/20/2021
To coincide with the launch of The PGA’s new Find a Golf Lesson platform, we’re back with another special episode of PGA LIVE – The Podcast. Host Alex Perry (National Club Golfer) speaks to three keen golfers - Sinead (36 handicap), Karl (7 handicap) and Hanna (+3 handicap) to talk about their experience of having a golf lesson with a PGA Professional.

Duration:00:25:11

Episode 36 - Sean Foley - Coaching one of golf's all-time greats

12/7/2021
We are joined by one of the biggest names in golf instruction - Sean Foley, who coached Tiger Woods for four years between 2010 and 2014. Born and raised outside of Toronto, Foley set out to be a teacher of elite players after watching David Leadbetter work with Nick Faldo on the range at the RBC Canadian Open in 1988. He played college golf at Tennessee State University and went on to begin his teaching career at Glen Abbey GC. Foley boasts a hugely impressive CV and his current stable of...

Duration:00:50:49

Episode 35 - Why have a lesson with a PGA Professional?

11/18/2021
To celebrate the launch of The PGA’s Find a Golf Lesson platform, Alex Perry (Editor – National Club Golfer) asks three PGA Professionals why people should invest in a golf lesson. Alex is joined by PGA Captain Elect and Head Teaching Professional at Three Rivers Golf Club, Sarah Bennett, Chris Ryan, who is currently based at the Marriott Forest of Arden, and Joe Feather, Academy Manager at Leeds Golf Centre. All three PGA Members talk through the process of having a golf lesson and...

Duration:00:25:22

Episode 34 - My Admiration for golf and PGA Professionals with Sir Clive Woodward

11/9/2021
In this very special PGA LIVE – The Podcast episode, we are joined by England's Rugby World Cup-winning coach and Team GB's former Director of Sport, Sir Clive Woodward (OBE). As a rugby union player, Woodward won 21 caps for England before going on to coach the national team between 1997 and 2004, the highlight of which was leading England to the Rugby World Cup title in 2003. Woodward also went on to coach the British & Irish Lions on their tour to New Zealand in 2005. More recently,...

Duration:00:48:49

Episode 33 - 'Find a Golf Lesson' - All you need to know!

10/25/2021
Alex Perry (National Club Golfer) is joined by Richard Barker (PGA Executive Director - Business Development) to talk about the Association's brand new digital platform - Find a Golf Lesson. Designed for novices and seasoned players alike, Find a Golf Lesson enables you to search for and connect with a trusted PGA Professional in just a few clicks. Each Pro has a dedicated profile, outlining their expertise and coaching services, as well as location and contact details. CLICK HERE to find...

Duration:00:10:25

Episode 32 - Letters to a Future Champion with Dottie Pepper

10/5/2021
We speak to former LPGA Tour star and six-time Solheim Cup player, Dottie Pepper about her career in golf. Pepper excelled as a golfer as a junior and went on to play on the LPGA Tour for 17 years, winning 17 times and claiming two Major championships. She represented the United States six times in the Solheim Cup matches, compiling a 13-5-2 record, before retiring from competitive golf in 2004. Since then, Pepper covers all levels of televised golf for ESPN, the Golf Channel, NBC, and...

Duration:00:30:19

Episode 31 - Coaching at the Ryder Cup with Stuart Morgan

9/20/2021
Ahead of the eagerly anticipated 2020 Ryder Cup, we are joined by high performance coach Stuart Morgan, a PGA Member who works with elite golfers and tour players to improve their performance on the golf course. Stuart is currently coaching Bernd Wiesberger, who will become the first Austrian golfer to represent Austria at the Ryder Cup this week. Stuart talks about his role with eight-time European Tour winner Wiesberger and how he will be supporting the 35-year-old at Whistling Straits.

Duration:00:22:08

Episode 30 - Walking Tall with Alison Nicholas

9/8/2021
For this Solheim Cup special episode of PGA LIVE - The Podcast, we are joined by former European Tour and American Tour player Alison Nicholas, who now coaches as a PGA Professional at Redditch Golf Club and The Midlands Indoor Golf Performance Centre in Cannock. Nicholas' playing career in golf spanned from 1980 to 2004 and saw her win 18 professional titles, including the 1997 US Open, establishing herself as one of Europe's most successful players. ​​Alison’s career has been in entwined...

Duration:00:46:28

Episode 29 - Coaching on the Sunshine Coast with Grant Field

9/1/2021
In this podcast, Gareth Shaw (PGA Member Education/Training Coordinator) speaks to Australian PGA Professional and short game expert, Grant Field. Field is one of the leading golf coaches in the world and is a Director and Head of Coaching at Grant Field Golf, based at Pelican Waters Golf Club. He is also the Head Coach for Golf Queensland, the current Men's State Coach, and is the Head Coach of the Queensland Academy of Sport. Field is the long-time coach to PGA Tour star Cameron Smith,...

Duration:00:34:26

Episode 28 - Women & Girls in Golf Week Special!

8/16/2021
PGA LIVE - The Podcast returns for a very special episode to kick-off this year's Women and Girls’ Golf Week. We are joined by some very special guests to talk about #WhyIGolf - an online campaign promoting female participation at all levels and challenging negative perceptions about the game. England Golf trio Toni Zverblis (Participation & Development Campaigns Manager), Lauren Spray (Women and Girls in Golf Manager) and Helen Searle (PGA Professional and England Golf Club Support...

Duration:00:23:42

Episode 27 - Tackling Climate Change in Golf

8/10/2021
David Adams, Head of Commercial Partnerships at The PGA, is joined by Liam Greasley, Chief Executive of GreenClub, and Andy Brown, Global Business Development and Relationships at The Toro Company. The trio look at the hugely important topic of climate change and the need for golf to address its impact on the environment. Liam and Andy both explain what GreenClub and Toro are doing to tackle climate change and look at the long-term sustainability measures golf clubs can make now that will...

Duration:00:38:37

Episode 26 - In Conversation With Claude Harmon III

8/1/2021
In another special episode of PGA LIVE - The Podcast, Gareth Shaw (PGA Member Education/Training Coordinator), is joined by Claude Harmon III - one of the best golf instructors in the world. Steeped in tradition both his grandfather, Claude Harmon, and father Claude “Butch” Harmon Jr., have been the dominant teachers of their generation. The Harmon family pedigree has been the perfect foundation for Claude to build his knowledge of golf instruction. Claude’s teaching philosophy and methods...

Duration:01:04:40

Episode 25 - CBD - One of the best kept secrets in golf

7/27/2021
David Adams, Head of Commercial Partnerships at The PGA, is joined by Cannaray's Chief Science Officer, Gregor Zorn, to Discuss the health trend in golf around CBD. Golfers at all levels, from Tiger Woods to Phil Mickelson and down to the grassroots players, are increasingly seeing the performance recovery benefits of CBD products. Experts believe there is a strong relationship between CBD and some of the causes of poor concentration, including bad sleep and anxiety – two key factors that...

Duration:00:37:37

Episode 25 - CBD - One of the best kept secrets in golf

7/21/2021
David Adams, Head of Commercial Partnerships at The PGA, is joined by Cannaray's Chief Science Officer, Gregor Zorn, to Discuss the health trend in golf around CBD. Golfers at all levels, from Tiger Woods to Phil Mickelson and down to the grassroots players, are increasingly seeing the performance recovery benefits of CBD products. Experts believe there is a strong relationship between CBD and some of the causes of poor concentration, including bad sleep and anxiety – two key factors that...

Duration:00:45:05

Episode 24 - Seve Forever with Javier Ballesteros

7/16/2021
PGA LIVE - The Podcast is back for a very special episode during Open Championship week. Gareth Shaw (PGA Member Education/Training Coordinator) is joined by Javier Ballesteros, the son of the late and great Seve Ballesteros. Javier is a tour professional and he talks about his career and his amazing memories of his father Seve, a pioneer in golf and one of the game's leading figures from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s.

Duration:00:38:05

Episode 23 - Behinds the scenes at The Open

7/12/2021
In this special episode in Open Championship week, Gareth Shaw (Member Education/Training Coordinator) is joined by Justen Fiddler (Head Professional - Royal St. George's) and Paul Larsen (Course Manager - Royal St. George's). Justen Fiddler joined Royal St. George’s in 1997 after moving to the south east from East Lothian, Scotland A year later than planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fiddler is preparing for his first Open Championship as the venue’s head professional. Paul Larsen and...

Duration:00:47:32

Episode 22 - Bringing golf to life with Iain Carter

7/6/2021
In this very special episode of PGA LIVE - The Podcast, Gareth Shaw, PGA Member Education/Training Coordinator, is joined by hugely popular BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter. Iain Carter has been BBC Radio's golf correspondent since 2003 and has been a regular lead commentator for BBC Radio Five Live at all of the major golf championships around the world, including The Open, the Masters and the Ryder Cup. ​In the five years prior to covering golf, Iain was the BBC's tennis correspondent...

Duration:00:44:07

Episode 21 - Rebuilding the Roque

6/29/2021
In the latest episode of PGA LIVE - The Podcast, Gareth Shaw, Member Education/Training Coordinator, speaks to PGA Professionals Jason Floyd and Stephen Dundas from The San Roque Club. Between Jerez and Marbella, almost at the tip of the Iberian peninsula, lies one of Europe’s most exclusive golfing country clubs - The San Roque Club. Here, in the foothills of the Sierra Bermeja, the peace and natural beauty of Andalucia is complemented by a stylish retreat and an 18-hole championship golf...

Duration:00:36:56

Episode 20 - The Evolution of Sports Nutrition

6/16/2021
David Adams, Head of Commercial Partnerships at The PGA, is joined by Tom Oliver, Founder and CEO of Tom Oliver Nutrition, to discuss the evolution of sports nutrition. They are also joined on the podcast by Stephen Banks, a PGA Member who recently joined Tom Oliver Nutrition to help support fellow PGA Members from an education and sales perspective. PGA Trainee Josh Evans, who is based at Mill Ride Golf Club also joins the conversation to speak about how PGA Members are benefiting from...

Duration:00:32:56