The Thing About Golf Podcast #72 – Eddie Pepperell

The Thing About Golf Podcast #72 – Eddie Pepperell

Eddie Pepperell is a two-time European Tour winner and owner of some of the game’s most unusual swing drills. 10 Aug 2022
The Thing About Golf Podcast #71 – Jose Maria Olazabal

The Thing About Golf Podcast #71 – Jose Maria Olazabal

Jose Maria Olazabal was one of the best of his generation – a dual Masters winner with one of the most admired short games in history. 27 Jul 2022
Huggan: My Open journey

Huggan: My Open journey

No one ever forgets their first time at The Open. 11 Jul 2022
The Thing About Golf Podcast #69 – Jaime Diaz

The Thing About Golf Podcast #69 – Jaime Diaz

Technically, writing is just the putting together of words to form sentences. However, like golf, that undersells by quite a margin the gift some have for it. 29 Jun 2022
Huggan: My U.S Open takeaway (and it’s not fish & chips)

Huggan: My U.S Open takeaway (and it’s not fish & chips)

In America, they call a column like this “takeaways.” Where I come from that means a fish supper. But no matter. 20 Jun 2022
Huggan: The U.S. Open displays what LIV can’t buy

Huggan: The U.S. Open displays what LIV can’t buy

Before the 122nd U.S. Open began, much of the chatter around The Country Club was devoted to the first LIV event. No surprise there, of course, the evolution of the Saudi-backed Tour/circuit/series has been the talk of the other Tours for months now. 19 Jun 2022
Huggan: Scheffler and Daffue – opposite sides of Kipling's coin

Huggan: Scheffler and Daffue – opposite sides of Kipling's coin

Rudyard Kipling might have been a golfer. Then again, maybe not. But even if he never teed-up anywhere, you get the feeling the Englishman born in India knew a thing or two about the endless vagaries of the stick-and-ball game Scotland gave to the world. 18 Jun 2022
Huggan: Tarren continues multiple U.S. Open traditions

Huggan: Tarren continues multiple U.S. Open traditions

Amongst many, one of the great traditions at the U.S. Open is that the men who shoot some of the lowest scores on day one are often enough household names. But only in their own households. 17 Jun 2022
Huggan: Major force Zalatoris keen on tough test

Huggan: Major force Zalatoris keen on tough test

This week at The Country Club, Will Zalatoris will compete for only the ninth time in one of golf’s four most important events. He and they are already a more than snug fit. 16 Jun 2022
Huggan: Rahm’s (briefly interrupted) Brookline love in

Huggan: Rahm’s (briefly interrupted) Brookline love in

He’s the defending champion. He’s been to No.1 in the world. But not that many people are talking about Jon Rahm as a possible winner of this 122nd U.S. Open. Which is surprising, but then again, not. 15 Jun 2022
Huggan: LIV Golf v the PGA Tour – the battle, pro golf needs to have

Huggan: LIV Golf v the PGA Tour – the battle, pro golf needs to have

Like all the best precedents, it came early. Long before Old Tom Morris – never mind his more illustrious off-spring – strode the links of St. Andrews, the diminutive David, in a shock result of some resonance, saw-off the big, bad Goliath. So, it is with all bullies. 14 Jun 2022
The Thing About Golf Podcast #67 – Lee Westwood

The Thing About Golf Podcast #67 – Lee Westwood

Next year will mark Lee Westwood’s 30th year as a professional and while the game’s Grand Slam titles have eluded him, he has achieved every other measurable milestone in the game. 1 Jun 2022
The Thing About Golf Podcast #65 – Peter Kostis

The Thing About Golf Podcast #65 – Peter Kostis

For a generation of golf watchers, he was the voice of CBS broadcasts, breaking down swings courtesy of the Konica Minolta BizHub Swing Vision camera between bringing insightful on course analysis. 4 May 2022
The Thing About Golf Podcast #63 – Masters special with Eamon Lynch

The Thing About Golf Podcast #63 – Masters special with Eamon Lynch

A career in journalism outside the game has informed and shaped Eamon Lynch’s work within it, making him one of the most important public voices of this modern tumultuous time in golf. 6 Apr 2022
Huggan: The Masters is far from perfect, but the golf always wins

Huggan: The Masters is far from perfect, but the golf always wins

More than three decades have passed since my first visit to Augusta National Golf Club. The first of Nick Faldo’s three victories in 1989 was my maiden Masters. And yes, I was excited. 5 Apr 2022
Huggan: Sawgrass’ finish doesn’t live up to the hype

Huggan: Sawgrass’ finish doesn’t live up to the hype

This is difficult for me. As someone who leans left politically – here a good fit for anyone who deals with professional golfers as much as I do – this is a tough thing to admit. 10 Mar 2022
The Thing About Golf Podcast #59 – Paul Lawrie

The Thing About Golf Podcast #59 – Paul Lawrie

It was one of the most brutal Opens in recent memory but Paul Lawrie's brilliance in winning at Carnoustie in 1999 is all too often overlooked. 16 Feb 2022
The Thing About Golf Podcast #57 – Frank Nobilo

The Thing About Golf Podcast #57 – Frank Nobilo

He’s best known by an entire generation for his TV commentary, but Frank Nobilo was a formidable player in his day. 19 Jan 2022
The Thing About Golf Podcast #56 – Hazel Irvine

The Thing About Golf Podcast #56 – Hazel Irvine

TV is how most of us consume the bulk of our golf and those who are the face and voice of the medium help shape how we view the game. 9 Dec 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #55 – Peter McEvoy

The Thing About Golf Podcast #55 – Peter McEvoy

The notion of the career amateur is long gone but among the last of that crop was today’s guest, two-time British Amateur champion Peter McEvoy. 24 Nov 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #51 – Neil Coles

The Thing About Golf Podcast #51 – Neil Coles

John Huggan describes Neil Coles as the best golfer Americans have never heard of. 29 Sep 2021