July 21, 2016
On a very special show this week, Barry had the pleasure of talking to Peter Kostis on the Sunday morning of The Open Championship. Peter is well known for his fantastic commentary on The PGA Tour for CBS, where we also get to hear his expert analysis of golf swings using the Konica Minolta BizHub SwingVision camera. Peter spoke to us about The Open, tips and advice for amateurs on various aspects of their games, changes to the game of golf, broadcasting and technology and a look forward to The Ryder Cup.
Barry and James also give their thoughts on one of the most phenomenal Open Championships and Majors' history with Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson going toe to toe for 36 holes over the weekend, with the powerful and scintillating Stenson emerging victorious at the end of a mesmerising battle at Royal Troon.
We'll be back next week with Steve Bamford of Golf Betting System to preview the final Major of the year, The PGA Championship from Baltusrol.
July 12, 2016
On the show this week, we welcome back our friend and golf betting expert Steve Bamford of Golf Betting System to preview The 145th Open Championship from Troon.
Barry and Steve have an in depth talk about the course, the weather, skills and attributes required, the field, who we think will go well this week, discuss the Golf Betting System bets for the week and why they were picked and have a look through the field to see if there are any fairy tale bets to be found.
We'll be back next week to our usual show format for a review of The Open Championship, a look at the news and to preview the events of the week ahead.
July 6, 2016
On the show this week, we leave our usual format aside to do a special combined podcast with Chris Solomon on No Laying Up, who recently visited for his first Irish Golf Trip, playing four magnificent courses in a whirlwind 48 hours.
Barry and Chris talk in detail about the four courses and how each is special in their own unique way. We alternated play between two links and two parkland courses: The Island Golf Club (which hosts an Open Championship Qualifier every year), The K Club Palmer Course (host of the 2006 Ryder Cup and the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open), Portmarnock (host of more Irish Opens and Championships than there is space to list) and Killeen Castle (host of the 2011 Solheim Cup). It was a spectacular weekend playing some of the best golf courses that the east coast and Ireland have to offer from its wealth of golfing riches - One that will never be forgotten.
We'll be back next week with our regular Major Preview show with Steve Bamford of Golf Betting System to talk about The Open Championship from Troon.
June 29, 2016
On the show this week, we have an overview chat about No Laying Up's visit to Dublin last weekend (the full weekend will go out as a joint podcast), and our own course Glen of the Downs teeing it forward for competitions.
More Olympic withdrawals, Muirfield to hold another vote on female membership, the cancellation of The Greenbrier and The Open Qualifiers from this week including one of last year's headline players, our own Paul Dunne.
We look back on the events of last week - Lydia Ko continued doing what Lydia Ko does in winning The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, Henrik Stenson was not so injured when he picked up The BMW International Open on The European Tour and Billy Hurley's wonderful win at The Quicken Loans National at Congressional on The PGA Tour.
And to wrap up we look ahead to the events of the coming week - The Cambia Portland Classic on The LPGA Tour, The 100th Open de France on The European Tour, The Barracuda Championship and on The PGA Tour and The WGC Bridgestone Invitational.
June 22, 2016
On the show this week, we look back on our amazing Pro Am weekend at the magnificent Carne Golf Links in the extreme west of Ireland in Belmullet, Co. Mayo.
We talk about Rory's withdrawal from the Olympics due to Zika Virus concerns and how it might cause a domino effect for other big names to withdraw.
And then to the big one - The 116th US Open. Dustin Johnson was the winner in sensational fashion, simply bludgeoning the course to death with his missile tee shots. Our own Shane Lowry came agonisingly close but couldn't find the right performance in the final round. We talk it all out and then hit the Rules mess with a vengeance.
And to wrap up we look ahead to the events of the coming week - The Meijer LPGA Classic, The BMW International on The European Tour and The Quicken Loans National from the beast that is Congressional Country Club, where Rory dominated the field in the 2011 US Open.
June 15, 2016
On the show this week, we skip the usual format as it's a Major week and go all out with an in depth look at all things surrounding the 116th US Open from Oakmont.
Barry welcomes our good friend Steve Bamford of Golf Betting System to the show to break down all the aspects of the tournament - weather, course, field, who's in form, who should play well and have a chance at lifting the trophy after a brutally testing week.
Steve gives us his picks for the event and we talk about others in the field who could go well at this fearsome course.
We'll be back to our usual format next week with a quick review of recent events, The KPMG Women's PGA Championship, The Meijer LPGA Classic, The Lyoness Open, The FedEx St. Jude Classic, and then look at who won the US Open and how.
Also next week we'll be talking about our annual trip to one of our favourite courses in the world, Carne Golf Links in Belmullet, Co. Mayo to play in the Irish PGA Pro-Am.
June 9, 2016
On the show this week, Barry and James have a catch up on our own games after a visit to The Heritage in Portlaoise designed by the great Seve Ballesteros to play an Irish PGA Pro Am in aid of the Seve Ballesteros Foundation.
We have a quick catch up on the news of the week with US Open Qualifiers, a little Tiger as always and Inbee Park making the LPGA Hall of Fame.
We look back on the events of last week on tour - The ShopRite LPGA Classic, The Nordea Masters on The European Tour and The Memorial Tournament on The PGA Tour.
And to wrap up we have a look at the event coming this week - The KPMG Women's PGA Championship on The LPGA Tour, The Lyoness Open on The European and The FedEx St. Jude Classic on The PGA Tour.
June 2, 2016
On the show this week, Barry and James have a catch up on our own games and the games of those more talented with golf sticks than us.
We talk about Royal Troon who are expected to allow female members at an upcoming vote, Donald Trump looking to build a wall to protect Doonbeg and his bitter remarks about losing the WGC from The Blue Monster course.
We look back on two week's worth of events on the main tours - The Kingsmill Championship and The LPGA Volvik Championship on The LPGA Tour, The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and The BMW PGA Championship on The European Tour and The Byron Nelson Classic and The Dean and Deluca Invitational on The PGA Tour.
And to wrap up we have a look at the event coming this week - The ShopRite LPGA Classic, The Nordea Masters and Jack's event - The Memorial Tournament.
May 20, 2016
On the show this week, Barry and James have a chat about our own games with Barry reaching single figures with some analysis using GAME GOLF.
We talk about the passing of Christy O'Connor Senior, a man who shaped the game of golf in Ireland and who will be sorely missed. We also discuss the vote by the members of Muirfield to continue to not accept female members and the subsequent announcement that it will not be on the Open Championship rota until they meet the criteria by changing to accept female members.
We look back on The AfrAsia Bank Championship on The European Tour and of course the main even of the week, The Players Championship won very impressively by the World Number 1 Jason Day.
As it's later than usual in the week for recording, we have a look at the events in running this week - The Kingsmill Championship on The LPGA Tour, The Byron Nelson Classic on The PGA Tour and the main event for us this week, The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation on The European Tour.
May 9, 2016
On the show this week, we welcome back Steve Bamford of Golf Betting System to preview the strongest field in golf, The Players Championship. Steve brings his encyclopaedic knowledge of form, statistics and trends to help narrow down the field and identify who should contend and possibly win this week at TPC Sawgrass. A must listen!!!
Before we are joined by Steve, Barry and James have a look back on golfing events of the week gone by including a chat about our own games and also the games of those more talented than us with a review of The Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic on The LPGA Tour, The Trophée Hassan II on The European Tour and The Wells Fargo Championship on The PGA Tour.
Also on this week's show we announce the winner of the fantastic GAME GOLF competition to win a GAME GOLF LIVE system and GAME GOLF shirt signed by Graeme McDowell.