On the Tee: Golf New Zealand Podcast
The Incredible Steve Alker
Our hosts talk with veteran Kiwi professional Steve Alker who, after years toiling on minor tours, turned 50 years old and qualified for the senior Champions Tour and won his first senior tour event straight out of the gate. In closing out 2021, Steve has won more prize money that he had ever expected. What’s the reason for this sudden take off in his career? We reached him at his home in Arizona to find out.
How’s Your Gear?
Former professional tour player and leading golf coach, Simon Thomas, talks about the latest in technology and the ways everything from new metal combinations to solid core golf balls might (or might not) improve your game. As the Director of a successful golf academy at St. Peter’s College in Cambridge, you’ll be surprised to learn just how many junior golfers have enrolled in his programme.
Follow the Money
After many years of planning and negotiation between two of New Zealand’s most desired golf clubs (that were located next door to each other in South Auckland) work on an entirely new, merged 18 holes with new facilities, designed by Nicklaus Golf and Patterson Architects, is complete. Our hosts talk with Warwick Hill-Rennie, the CEO of the (now) Royal Auckland Grange Golf Club, to get the lowdown on how it all unfolded.
How to Strike the Perfect Golf Swing
The legendary coach Bob McDonald, now approaching 80 years old, and considered the best golf coach in New Zealand for more than 50 years (and who is as opinionated as ever) talks to Telfer & Hyde about his life in the game while offering game improvement tips every player struggling with their game ought to hear.
Peter Williams Sounds Off
New Zealand celebrity television and radio broadcaster and top ranked amateur golfer, joins Telfer & Hyde to give his take on there the game of the top names in the game are at following on from the US Open and leading up to the Open Championship. Does anyone care about golf at the Olympics? And what’s up with Kiwi pros on tour? Is Lydia Ko making a comeback or not?