The Huggan Interview: Ian Poulter

The Huggan Interview: Ian Poulter

One of the last Tour players to emerge from the ranks of pro-shop assistant, Ryder Cup hero and 17-time Tour winner Ian Poulter has exceeded the expectations of many, except his own. Here, he reflects on a career … not quite done yet. 25 Mar 2020
The Huggan Interview: R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers

The Huggan Interview: R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers

The R&A chief sits down to talk about the biggest issues facing golf, from grass roots participation numbers to the distance debate, gender equality, slow play and the Home of Golf, St Andrews. 11 Mar 2020
Huggan: “This is a lad who has never forgotten where he came from”

Huggan: “This is a lad who has never forgotten where he came from”

As was clear for all to see in the immediate aftermath of his victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa last November, Tommy Fleetwood is an emotional wee soul. Almost two years had passed since his previous win in Abu Dhabi – a near-eternity for one of golf’s top-10 players – and he was, at least briefly, quite overcome by it all. 25 Feb 2020
The Huggan Interview: Keith Pelley

The Huggan Interview: Keith Pelley

The European Tour CEO is an ‘ideas man’. Here, he discusses a wide range of topics including the distance debate, the inevitability of a World Tour, appearance money and his wish to add the Australian Open to the European schedule. 24 Feb 2020
The Huggan Interview: Pete Cowen

The Huggan Interview: Pete Cowen

John Huggan sits down with world-renowned coach Pete Cowen – whose clients have included Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia – to talk everything golf. 10 Dec 2019
Profile: Meet “Bob from Oban”

Profile: Meet “Bob from Oban”

Robert MacIntyre is not a name you might readily recognise. But this down-to-earth greenkeeper’s son might just be Scotland’s next golfing superstar. 20 Nov 2019
Exclusive: “I can still be a great player,” says Adam Scott

Exclusive: “I can still be a great player,” says Adam Scott

In this exclusive interview with Golf Australia columnist-at-large, John Huggan, Adam Scott speaks candidly about playing at home, the Presidents Cup, juggling Tour and family commitments as well as the drive to still be competitive, very competitive, beyond 40. 14 Nov 2019
Huggan: The real cost of ‘show me the money’

Huggan: The real cost of ‘show me the money’

If you are anything like me – and if you are, get immediate psychological and psychiatric help, especially with your pitching from 75-yards or so – you have derived an enormous amount of enjoyment from the social media output of the European Tour. 17 Apr 2019
Huggan: A wager too far?

Huggan: A wager too far?

Golf and gambling have always been comfortable bedfellows, both on and off the record. 22 Feb 2019
HUGGAN: Now for something completely different

HUGGAN: Now for something completely different

It always raises a wee smile when, during the prolonged and typically over-the-top build-ups to a Ryder Cup or a Presidents Cup – take your pick – the matches are hailed as gladiatorial contests between the “best players in the world.” They’re not. Of course they’re not. Neither of them. 4 Jan 2019
Exclusive: Bjørn Again

Exclusive: Bjørn Again

Thomas Bjørn committed all of his energy and focus to capturing the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National during his near two-year tenure as Europe’s captain. Now, with that mission accomplished, the Dane is back to thinking about his own game and future for the first time in a long while, as we found out from the man himself. 8 Nov 2018
Huggan: Why the Hall needs a proper home

Huggan: Why the Hall needs a proper home

Greetings from St. Andrews and the Senior Open Championship. Looking out from the media centre to the right of the 1st fairway on the Old Course, I can see a small tent. On the front it reads “World Golf Hall of Fame.” The actual hall is nowhere near the East Neuk of Fife of course. It is in St. Augustine, Florida, not coincidentally close to the headquarters of the PGA Tour along the road in Ponte Vedra. 1 Nov 2018
HUGGAN: Why Bjorn was right to go with Cup ‘old guard’

HUGGAN: Why Bjorn was right to go with Cup ‘old guard’

In the 35 years or so that have passed since the Ryder Cup began to matter to this outside the world inhabited only by golf nerds, many things have changed and emerged. 6 Sep 2018
THE BIG INTERVIEW: Ernie Els

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Ernie Els

The Internationals captain for the 2019 Presidents Cup in Melbourne talks candidly about his career – the major wins and losses, the impact of Tiger Woods, his charity work, the distance debate and the belief he has in winning again before he turns 50. 2 Jun 2018
A Golfer’s Life: Frank Nobilo

A Golfer’s Life: Frank Nobilo

Frank Nobilo – the great grandson of an Italian pirate – was a regular on leaderboards in Australia, Europe and, eventually, the United States. Today, his voice is known to millions through his work as a TV commentator following the PGA Tour. 28 Apr 2018
HUGGAN: They call this growing the game

HUGGAN: They call this growing the game

It all started with the emergence of Tiger Woods at the back end of the last century. Never before had the most famous sportsman on the planet been a golfer, a turn of events that brought with it at least one unintended consequence. 26 Apr 2018
HUGGAN: The one Major club has two standouts

HUGGAN: The one Major club has two standouts

It’s not a debate you hear very often. 23 Mar 2018
HUGGAN: How important are caddies really?

HUGGAN: How important are caddies really?

It’s a simple question. But not one that has, at least for this long-time observer of all things golf, never really provided an easy answer. 23 Feb 2018
HUGGAN: 'Is the game in safe hands?'

HUGGAN: 'Is the game in safe hands?'

It’s an annual affair. The chief executive of the R&A invites members of the media to a “roundtable chat” in what has to be the greatest office in golf. 27 Apr 2017
HUGGAN: Professional golf really is a ‘different game’

HUGGAN: Professional golf really is a ‘different game’

You’ll have heard before now that today’s professionals play a “different game” from the rest of us mere mortals. 23 Mar 2017
Huggan: Daring To Dream

Huggan: Daring To Dream

Imagine, if you will, that we are going back in time to the very beginnings of professional golf. 17 Jan 2017