On the Tee: Golf New Zealand

On the Tee: Golf New Zealand Podcast

Hosted by Tom Hyde and Brendan Telfer
Olympics or Bust: What’s up with New Zealand’s top golfers? – On The Tee Golf New Zealand Podcast 17

Olympics or Bust: What’s up with New Zealand’s top golfers? – On The Tee Golf New Zealand Podcast 17

With special guest Peter Williams, the former TVNZ sports commentator and news reader, our hosts discuss the coming year in professional golf, one highlighted by the Olympics. Currently, Danny Lee, Ryan Fox and Lydia Ko appear to be likely to represent New Zealand in Tokyo, but all have had up-and-down years and, in golf, nothing can be taken for granted. Lydia Ko has recently hired yet another new coach.  So what do our hosts, all accomplished golf journalists, think about this? Tune in for a 40-minute debate and find out.

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Olympics or Bust: What’s up with New Zealand’s top golfers? – On The Tee Golf New Zealand Podcast 17

A Kiwi World Champion: On The Tee Golf NZ Podcast 15

Hosts Brendan Telfer and Tom Hyde talk with professional Long Driver, Phillis Meti, an Aucklander who won her first of three World Long Drive Championships in 2006, at the age of 19. She hits a golf ball farther than any other woman in the world, once recording a drive of 379 metres (414 yards). How did she get started, what gear does she use and where is her career headed now?

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Coaching at the Top: On The Tee Golf NZ Podcast 13

Hosts Brendan and Tom talk with Marcus Wheelhouse, a former Number One amateur in the world and twice the winner of the New Zealand Stroke Paly Championship. After turning professional Marcus played in Europe, the United States and elsewhere in the world. Today, he is one of the country’s leading golf coaches, working out of JK’s World of Golf, and is best known worldwide as the coach of Ryan Fox, New Zealand’s Number One professional currently playing on the European PGA circuit. What’s life like for a top golf coach? Tune in to find out.

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The State of NZ Golf: On The Tee Golf NZ Podcast 12

What’s going on in New Zealand golf? How are clubs managing to stay viable in a climate of dwindling memberships and an aging population when younger people are less likely that ever to take of up the sport? What is NZ Golf, as the leading administrative body, doing to promote the game and help struggling clubs find a way to survive? Hosts Brendan and Tom talk with NZ Golf CEO Dean Murphy about those pressing issues and more.

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Golf Tours – On The Tee Golf NZ Podcast 10

We talk with Denise Langdon, founder of PaR NZ Golf, New Zealand’s leading golf touring company, about her business and the business of golf tourism in NZ and overseas. Denise also talks about her background running tournaments on behalf of Golf NZ and she tells the story of her first encounter with a talented young player named Lydia Ko.

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PaR NZ Golfing Holiday – http://www.parnz.co.nz/

Irish Eyes – On The Tee Golf New Zealand Podcast 8

Irishman Shane Lowry winning the recent Open Championship held in Ireland was one of the most popular major golf wins in some time, because it was the first Open to be played in Ireland in a very long time. To recap, our hosts invited Irishman Brian Gaynor, better known as the business investment columnist for the NZ Herald, to sit down and have a chat about the amazing event that was Shane Lowry winning the Irish Open.

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