State Of The Game

The Golf Podcast That Talks About Stuff That Matters

About the show

State of the Game was one of the first golf podcasts to hit the internet and remains one of the most respected. Hosted by Rod Morri and boasting two of the game's most important voices in co-hosts Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford, State of the Game is the go to podcast for untainted and unfiltered analysis of the game at every level. If you're looking for swing tips and gear reviews you've come to the wrong place but for thoughtful discussion about the big issues facing the game you'll find this a comfortable home.

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  • Episode 26: SOG Ep 26 "We don't need more beer drinking cart driving golfers..."

    August 26th, 2013  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford join host Rod Morri to discuss all things golf from The Open Championship and US PGA to the new USGA TV deal with FOX in the US.

  • Episode 25: SOG Ep 25 - "UK golf reminds me why I play..."

    July 12th, 2013  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri are joined by special guest Geoff Ogilvy to talk all things Muirfield, Open Championhsip and golf in general...

  • Episode 24: SOG-Ep-24 "Talent is only the entry fee in professional golf..."

    June 28th, 2013  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Mike Clayton, Geoff Shackelford and host Rod Morri are joined by Australian Touring Professional and US Open participant Mathew Goggin to get his take on Merion and the state of the game more generally.

  • Episode 23: SOG Ep 23: "They said Merion would never host again.."

    June 6th, 2013  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Jeff Silverman, author of a soon to be released book on the great Championship moments at Merion Golf Club, joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to give some fascinating insights into the host course of next week's US Open venue.

  • Episode 22: SOG Episode 22: "Anchoring will be hard to police..."

    May 28th, 2013  |  51 mins 34 secs

    Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton join host Rod Morri to discuss the anchoring ban, racism in the game and how the Rio course is progressing as the clock ticks down to 2016....

  • Episode 21: SOG-Ep-21 - "The European Tour IS Seve..."

    May 5th, 2013  |  1 hr 1 min

    On this episode of State of the Game we welcome special guest Tony Johnstone, six time European Tour winner and now TV commentator, as he joins Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to talk all things State of the Game plus tell a few stories form the glory days...

  • Episode 20: SOG Ep 20 - "Australia's last sporting mountain..."

    April 16th, 2013  |  58 mins 29 secs

    Adam Scott had a nation cheering with his Masters victory but it was only one intriguing storyline from a tournament that always seems to produce drama.Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton join Rod Morri to review one of golf's great weeks....

  • Episode 19: SOG Ep 19 - "The Masters is all about the course...

    April 5th, 2013  |  46 mins 57 secs

    More than just a golf tournament the year's first major brings together everybody who is anybody in golf. Join Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and host Rod Morri as they discuss what's likely to happen on and off the course at this year's US Masters

  • 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...