State Of The Game

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

130 episodes of State Of The Game since the first episode, which aired on January 22nd, 2012.

  • Episode 18: SOG EP 18: PGA of America President Ted Bishop

    March 29th, 2013  |  52 mins 23 secs

    PGA of America President Ted Bishop has ben vocal in his stance against the proposed anchoring ban. On this episdoe Bishop explains the thinking behind that stance as well as the possibility of bifurcation.

  • Episode 17: SOG Ep 17: "I hope the end game is the ball..."

    March 4th, 2013  |  54 mins 36 secs

    On today's episode Mike Clayton, Geoff Shackelford and John Huggan join host Rod Morri to discuss the surprise announement by Tim Finchem that the US PGA Tour would oppose the proposed ban on anchored putters. The team also discusses Rory McIlroy's...

  • Episode 16: SOG Ep 16 "They're only selling hope..."

    February 1st, 2013  |  50 mins 59 secs

    Bifurcation, slow play an the Vijay Singh banned substance debacle...all that and more on 2013's first episode of State of the Game with Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton....

  • Episode 15: SOG Ep-15: "What they're doing is unforgiveable..."

    November 30th, 2012  |  55 mins 30 secs

    Two monumental announcements were made this week: The Old Course at St Andrews is under the surgeon's knife and anchored putting will be outlawed in 2016. Host Rod Morri is joined by Geoff Shackelford, John Huggan and Mike Clayton to dicsuss two of...

  • Episode 14: SOG Ep 14: "My mum could captain the Ryder Cup..."

    October 5th, 2012  |  46 mins 34 secs

    Golf's most compelling event somehow seems to just keep getting better. Geoff Shackelford, John Huggan and Mike Clayton join host Rod Morri to break down events at Medinah, with Clayton even claiming his mum could captain the Ryder Cup....

  • Episode 13: SOG-Ep-13: "It's all too friendly at the moment.."""

    September 26th, 2012  |  39 mins 48 secs

    Join Rod Morri, Geoff Shackelford and John Huggan as they break down the most exciting week in golf, the Ryder Cup. The team also give their final verdict on the just concluded FedEx Cup and why the format still isn't quite right.

  • Episode 12: SOG-Ep-12-"The first clear Number one since Tiger..."

    August 15th, 2012  |  58 mins 54 secs

    The year's final major is run and won so now it's time to rank them. Hear from the State of the Game team Mike Clayton, John Huggan and Geoff Shackelford as they break down the Grand Slam events of season 2012, from Bubba's hooked wedge at Augusta to...

  • Episode 11: SOG EP 11 - "Pro golf just doesn't engage me any more..."

    July 24th, 2012  |  47 mins 42 secs

    Lorne Rubenstein has been one of the game's great chroniclers for more than 30 years but after this week's Canadian Open will file his final weekly column for Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper. Rod Morri caught up with Lorne to get his thoughts on...

  • Episode 10: SOG-EP-10 "The Open won't be going to Portrush..."

    July 7th, 2012  |  47 mins 59 secs

    Geoff Shackelford and John Huggan join host Rod Morri to look back at the US Open, analyse the US Tour's new secondary tour sponsor, the new event in Turkey giving Tim Finchem and George O'Grady a headache and the chances of The Open returning to...

  • Episode 9: SOG Ep 9 "One of sport's great upsets..."

    June 13th, 2012  |  1 hr

    While the US Open unfolds at Olympic this week there will be plenty of talk about the 1955 event at this venue and the incredible upset victory of Iowa club profesional Jack Fleck over Ben Hogan. Neil Sagabiel of the Armchair Golf Blog has written a...

  • Episode 8: SOG Ep 8 - "What have they done to Merion?"

    April 18th, 2012  |  1 hr 54 secs

    In this special combined episode of TalkinGolf and State of the Game Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and John Huggan join host Rod Morri to talk US Masters, Augusta National politics and Mike Clayton's amazing golf odyssey taking in some of America's...

  • Episode 7: SOG Ep 7 - "We'll forgive Augusta National anything if the golf's good"

    April 2nd, 2012  |  36 mins 55 secs

    The most anticipated US Masters in years gets underway this week and, like everyone else with an interest in the game, we at State of the Game are keen to talk about it. Join Rod Morri, Geoff Shackelford and John Huggan as they break down the field,...

  • Episode 6: SOG Ep 6 - "There's a reason we were selected..."

    March 28th, 2012  |  48 mins 56 secs

    It's the biggest golf course design announcement in history and this week on State of the Game co-hosts Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri catch up with Gil Hanse to discuss his winning design for the 2016 Olympic Games golf course.

  • Episode 4: SOG Ep 4 - "The professional game is just not very interesting the way it's played" - Greg Turner

    February 28th, 2012  |  46 mins 38 secs

    Former touring professional turned golf course designer, New Zealand's Greg Turner is one of the more articulate members of the golfing fraternity. This week he joins host Rod Morri and co-host Mike Clayton to discuss the joy of the short par-4, the...

  • Episode 3: SOG Ep 3 - "The game has been hijacked by money"

    February 13th, 2012  |  47 mins 51 secs

    The USGA - and Tiger Woods - are talking banning the belly and long putter. Join host Rod Morri, co-hosts John Huggan and Mike Clayton and long time broomstick putter user Craig Spence as they dissect just how dificult - or even desirable - that might be.