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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 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

Episode 19 - What is Great Coaching?

6/7/2021
Gareth Shaw (Member Education/Training Coordinator) hosts a very special edition of PGA LIVE - The Podcast as part of UK Coaching Week 2021. Gareth is joined by David Colclough (Head of Coaching & Sports Science at The PGA), David Ellis (Coach Education Developer at The PGA), PGA Members Martin Heys and Alice Hiluta, as well as Marianne Davies (Senior Coach Developer at UK Coaching) to discuss what they think great coaching looks like.

Duration:00:39:32

Episode 18 - The Importance of Data with Crossover Technologies

5/27/2021
David Adams, Head of Commercial Partnerships at The PGA, is joined by Phil Barnard, Founder of PGA Partner Crossover Technologies (XPOS) and PGA Member Martin Balfour (Head Professional at Donnington Valley Golf Club in Newbury, Berkshire) to discuss and simplify the topic of data. The panel explain the importance of data for golf retailers and PGA Professionals and how data can make their retail business more efficient and profitable. Phil Barnard has been working in the golf industry for...

Duration:00:26:12

Episode 17 - Elite Golf Coaching with Denis Pugh

5/18/2021
In this special episode of PGA LIVE – The Podcast, BBC sports pundit, Mark Clemmit, speaks to PGA Master Professional Denis Pugh about his 50-year career in golf. Pugh provides a fascinating insight into coaching some of the top golfers in the world, he shares some of his Ryder Cup experiences and takes questions from listeners as part of a PGA LIVE webinar in collaboration with the University College Football Business and their Global Institute of Sport.

Duration:00:50:04

Episode 16 - Working internationally as a PGA Member

5/7/2021
Mathew Davies, PGA Regional Manager (International) is joined by Jamie McConnell (Claude Harmon Performance Golf Academy, UAE) and Jonathan Garratt (Gallagher’s Canyon GC, Canada) to talk about what it is like working as a PGA Members overseas. Jamie McConnell is a 'High Performance' coach based at the Claude Harmon Performance Academy in Dubai and Head Coach to the Saudi Arabian National Team. Jamie’s expertise include swing instruction, performance coaching and practice planning and he...

Duration:00:37:06

Episode 15 - The Impact of COVID-19 on Custom Fitting

4/23/2021
David Adams, Head of Commercial Partnerships at The PGA, and Richard Barker, PGA Executive Director - Business Development, are joined by Chris Beaumont, Titleist Golf Club Marketing Manager and Ben Welch, Titleist Golf Club Category Manager for another instalment for PGA LIVE - The Podcast. Chris and Ben look at how the COVID-19 lockdowns impacted custom fitting, they discuss new technologies and methods that may remain once restrictions are fully lifted across the UK and Ireland, and they...

Duration:00:31:36

Episode 14 - Masters memories and more with ken Brown

4/6/2021
PGA Chief Executive Robert Maxfield and Richard Barker, PGA Executive Director - Business Development are joined by a very special guest - Ken Brown. After a successful playing career which saw him win multiple times on both the PGA and European Tour and represent Europe in no fewer than five Ryder Cup matches, Ken went on to become a hugely successful commentator, course designer, putting guru, and of course, creator of the iconic Ken on the Course hole guides at The Masters. In this...

Duration:00:49:34

Episode 13 - Footwear and Performance with FootJoy

3/23/2021
David Adams (PGA Head of Commercial Partnerships) and Richard Barker (PGA Executive Director - Business Development) are joined by FootJoy duo Ryan Hunt (Leadership Promotion Manager – Europe) and Guy Smith (Product Manager (EMEA) – Footwear & Gloves). Ryan and Guy discuss FootJoy's brand new and exciting Premiere Series range and provide feedback from pros wearing the new shoes on the PGA Tour. They also offer some helpful advice on the importance of shoe fitting, the pitfalls of wearing...

Duration:00:33:43