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 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.

  • Episode 2: State of the Game Episode 2

    February 8th, 2012  |  52 mins 55 secs

    Could the USGA be preparing to take on golf's major manufacturers over distance? New USGA President Glen Nager was talking tough on the issue at last week's USGA annual meeting and Geoff Shackelford was there. Join Shackelford and host Rod Morri as...

  • Episode 1: State of the Game Episode 1

    January 22nd, 2012  |  36 mins 18 secs

    Geoff Shackelford, John Huggan, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri today launch State of the Game, their new podcast exploring issues effecting the game of golf. Among topics discussed on this first episode are: why the distance obsession has hurt the game,...