On the Tee: Golf New Zealand Podcast
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.
Our hosts talk with New Zealand professional golfer Michael Hendry who is back in New Zealand from playing on the Japanese Tour. Hendry grew up in Auckland playing out of the Pupuke Golf Club on the North Shore (same club as LPGA star, Lydia Ko) and at one time it looked as if he would become a professional cricketer after representing NZ at a world U-19 tournament in South Africa. But a shoulder injury put an end to his hopes to be a world class medium pace bowler and instead he’s become a world class professional golfer, winner of five tournament world wide including the Indonesian Open, the NZ PGA Championship and the NZ Open. What’s it like playing in Japan? Tune in and find out.
Hosts, Tom Hyde and Brendan Telfer, chat with John Griffin (General Manager of golf at Jack’s Point Golf Club) about the importance of golf in the world of tourism, and how golf contributes to one of New Zealand’s major revenue earners.
Jack Point’s Golf Club: https://www.jackspoint.com
No other golf club in Canterbury suffered more damage from the two Christchurch earthquakes than the venerable Christchurch Golf Club, commonly known as Shirley Links. In this instalment of On The Tee, we talk with the club’s General Manager, Mike Hadley, about the impact of that disaster on the course and what’s been done since to recover.
Personal issues and back surgeries left even Tiger Woods himself thinking he was done. But eleven years after his last major victory, Woods is back. His recent Master’s victory must be the greatest comeback in the history of the sport. Brendan Telfer and Tom Hyde recap this sensational story with former NZ professional, John Lister, who twice played in The Masters.
This episode of ‘On The Tee’ Golf Podcast, Kiwi golf professional Josh Geary shares about his drive to succeed, his most recent whirlwind trip to Kenya and back plus his recent streak of top tournament results. Tom Hyde and Brendan Telfer also delve into how Josh Geary deals with life on the road – and about the highlights and challenges since becoming a professional golfer.