On the Tee: Golf New Zealand

On the Tee: Golf New Zealand Podcast

Hosted by Tom Hyde and Brendan Telfer
The Best of 2019 – On The Tee Golf NZ Podcast 16

The Best of 2019 – On The Tee Golf NZ Podcast 16

Tiger wins The Masters, Rory Mcllroy is named Player of the Year and more. Hosts Brendan and Tom look back on one of the most enthralling years in professional golf around the world and in New Zealand where 2019 produced an increase in club membership for both senior and junior players. What’s in store for 2020? Listen in to find out!

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The Best of 2019 – On The Tee Golf NZ Podcast 16

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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New Zealand’s oldest Golf Club: On The Tee Golf NZ Podcast 14

Brendan Telfer and Tom Hyde speak with Shelley Duncan, a former touring professional and top Otago player, now the Director of Golf at the venerable Otago Golf Club, commonly known as Balmacewen, about the rich history of the club, famous names who have played there, what’s up with the club today with membership and special events.

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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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Thoughts on Lydia Ko – On The Tee Golf NZ Podcast 11

Thoughts on Lydia Ko – On The Tee Golf NZ Podcast 11

Former touring pro and NZ golf legend, John Lister, a friend of the Ko family and someone who has followed Lydia’s career since she began playing golf, joins hosts Tom and Brendan to offer his thoughts on her career and the so-called “David Leadbetter episode.”

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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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Who’s Next After Lydia Ko? – On The Tee Golf NZ Podcast 9

Lydia Ko remains New Zealand’s number one professional golfer but chasing her for that esteemed spot is 25-year-old, New Zealand-born Munchin Keh, who earlier this year came within one shot of qualifying for the Evian Championship and the Women’s British Open. She talks to our hosts about her game and her hopes for the future.

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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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Rules? What Rules? – On The Tee Golf New Zealand Podcast 7

The R&A in partnership with the USGA spent five years discussing rule changes to the game of golf. Those changes were introduced in January this year and while NZ golf club members have no doubt heard of them and know some of them, to be sure, and to find out the thinking behind the changes, Tom Hyde and Brendan Telfer speak with Dave Mangan, the New Zealand Golf General Manager for championships and golf operations and an International Advisory member to the R&A Rules of Golf Committee.

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