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Weekly episodes of stories in Irish golf, practical advice, tales from the tour, golf tech and learnings which may inspire you to strive and go all in on your golfing, fitness and maybe even some life goals. PaddyTalks Golf Podcast is all about bringing the stories in golf, predominantly Irish Golf, to all of you in a very relaxed vibe as if you were overhearing a chat in a coffee shop or in someone else's kitchen. Paddy sits down with a wide variety of guests to cover everything golf, from ...
 
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Eric Stepanian loves golf and loves Irish Golf amongst others. He and his friends created The Fliers Club a number of years ago designing experiences for a collective of golfers who are inspired by the discovery of diverse courses, cultures and time-honoured traditions of the game. For more check out www.paddytalksgolf.com Check out Membership of t…
 
Multiple New York Times best seller, senior editor and podcast host at The Golfers Journal and has written for multiple other sports publications including Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. We discover in this week’s episode Tom has been coming to Ireland since his early teens and continues to bring groups of golfers to these shores each year a…
 
Over drinks, some friends and I had a good debate over what is acceptable to wear when golfing. With Tyrell Hatton winning in a hoodie, Justin Thomas and many more embracing the golf jogger whilst the ladies game has always had a fashion forward sense of style. If we were talking about it, I thought it might be of value to put a little solo episode…
 
This week we speak with Bert McKay, General Manger at Castlerock. It’s been one hundred and twenty one years since the formal inauguration of Castlerock. Harry Colt made it the links we play today, albeit more recently refreshed and updated by Martin Hawtree in 2017. A golf course played in the landscape not on the landscape, it is indeed a fine ha…
 
Shame on me for not knowing about Rosslare Golf Links sooner. Soon, everyone will know about it! Over 115 years of history, designed by one of the best architects that lived, a classic links situated just over an hour from Dublin and very close by to the Irish Open hosting Mount Juliet, Rosslare Golf Links ticks all the boxes. I hope you enjoy the …
 
“You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed”, Napoleon Hill Brendan Lawlor has not only been copiously successful in his rise to World #1 Disability Golfer, but every step of the way he has passionately spoken about how other disability golfers should be afforded the opportunity to play, compete and included in the game of golf.…
 
Gareth McCausland grew up in the midst of “The Troubles” on Shankill Road, didn’t pick up a golf club until he was 15 and now finds himself in quite an alternative world on the Inishowen peninsula at Ballyliffin. I hope you enjoy this episodes, leave a review if you do! Please share the show with your family and friends. For more golf content check…
 
If you have not been lucky enough to have played Ardglass then you don’t know what your missing! In a land made for golf a spirit awaits at Ardglass Golf Club. A cliff-top, castle and canon protected links in County Down, the first few holes are truly memorable whilst the water can be seen from all 18 holes. Having grown up in the community and now…
 
"That’s the thing about books, they let you travel without moving your feet", Jhumpa Lahiri David Kearney has done over 20 years of travelling, has kept journals along his travels, is exceptionally well-read and know has shared his life and travels documentation with us in his book, The Golfing Buddha. For more check out www.PaddyTalksGolf.com Clic…
 
With 32+ Years in promoting Irish Links golf around the world, John McLaughlin and his team offer both tour operators and the general public a top class product, value for money and excellent customer service in delivering unforgettable vacation packages for their clients. From the passionate way John speaks about his team and work with clients, go…
 
International Pairs is a worldwide golf competition for amateur club golfers with a recognized golf handicap and is arguably the World’s largest amateur pairs golf competition. Thomas Hughes looks after the series on the island of Ireland and walks us through the concept and how to get involved! Check out www.PaddyTalksGolf.com for more…
 
ForeGolf began in 1997 when Derek opened a golf shop in Naas Co Kildare. Now based out of Killeen Castle, Derek and Don (his Dad), Christine (his Mum), Jill (his sister) with Dave Williams provide a tour level service with a wealth of experience and custom fitting knowledge. Derek and Dave are trained to Tour level and have overseen 10,000+ fitting…
 
Matt Sandercock is a PGA professional and the Director of Golf at the Mount Juliet Estate. Matt has a history of coaching at all levels, including success with European Tour Players. A regular on the podcast at this stage we grabbed some time to review his an Mount Juliet’s 2021 and what’s to look forward to in 2022. For more check out www.PaddyTal…
 
I caught up with Kevin Holland who is one half of the dynamic duo, Lewis Jones being the other, which spearheads the golf company powerhouse that is Druids Golf. Their goal remains the same, providing great quality products at the very best of prices. We review the year Druids have had, relive a funny scenario due to growing pains and warehousing o…
 
Learning from and emulating the great Pete Cowen, Dana Dahlquist, Sean Foley and other great golf coach of our era, David Ruddy is going about his business in a way few can rival. Having built a coaching centre of excellence in Cregboy Golf Academy in Galway where he is introducing hundreds of kids to the game, David is also coaching some of the mo…
 
Chris Selfridge is a man who finds the extraordinary, ordinary. With his high expectations and complete focus on execution and achieving the goal and completing the task at hand I have a lot of appreciation for it he does and how he goes about it. A chat with Chris is alway full of value and he always has a good story. For more check out www.PaddyT…
 
Michael Carroll is a mover and a shaker. A sprinter, a weight shifter, a medicine ball a thrower. You probably know him better as his pseudonym @fit_for_golf and a constant source of endless content, advice and information about all things golf fitness and documenting his own pursuit of scratch golf, which he achieved by the way! For more visit www…
 
What a year it's been for Lauren Walsh! Six top-25 finishes from seven starts at Wake Forest led to being named a WGCA Second Team All-American before earning selection to the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup International team, Curtis Cup Team and playing in the AIG Women’s Open, making the cut and finishing in a tie for 42nd whilst still an amateur! It was…
 
After a couple weeks of debate on online and hot topics a plenty, this week's podcast is covering the World Handicap System collate the stories from online, some facts and statistics and with one or two recommendations to Golfers and Clubs a like! For more check out www.paddytalksgolf.com WHS Resources: https://www.golfireland.ie/handicap-system My…
 
Ingenuity, innovative, resilient. A lot of terms can describe us as an Irish people, especially through the pandemic! Graham Curry is all of these things and a tip top gent as well. We sat down and had a chat about his creation, Handicaddie, how it came about, how he has brought it to fruition, the value the app provides and to who and of course wh…
 
If you are anything like me, you would like to move better, faster, get stronger and if possible hit the ball a few extra yards come the golfing season next year. Enter David Fitzgerald of FitzForeFitness in Tralee, Co. Kerry who has set up a fitness centre for just that purpose. Not just for the winter, but for your general well-being and conditio…
 
Phenomenal still does not describe the experience, golf course and hospitality one receives at the Golf course at Adare Manor. Assistant Super-intendant David Bailey and I had a great conversation about Old vs New, Maintenance, Grass Types and the approach the greenkeeping team at Adare have towards the presentation of the Golf Course. Enjoy the sh…
 
If your after a short, punchy podcast about the Ryder Cup this week giving you stats, facts, opinions to have and relay to your own group of friends without deep diving on trivia, this is for you! Super chat as ever with Mark Fox of the Plugged Lie account on Instagram and Twitter. A mind of information and statistics. We referenced a couple of oth…
 
Zoe Allen's mission is to make golf fun! To make it a journey to remember, a journey that involves others, a journey that never ends! Coaching made simple. Passionate. Top class coach. Approachable. These are all reviews of Zoe's Junior Academy. Who wouldn't want to go! We had a super chat, some laughs and good stories. I hope you enjoy it. Check o…
 
We are back! Super to be back on the microphone, pressing record and bringing you conversations like this one with TJ Ford aka ToeStrike winner of the 2021 South of Ireland Championship. Let me know your thoughts on this episode and who you would like to hear from in the future. More content, images and some products are available at www.paddytalks…
 
Alex Maguire was just 18 when he jetted off to the USA in the summer of 2019 to begin an exciting new life on a golf scholarship at Florida Atlantic University. Two summers later and he's back on Irish soil and seeking to dominate the amateur scene. I really hope you enjoy this episode as Alex is incredibly transparent about his journey in the game…
 
Rather than reel off his posts on my own I said why not get the guy on the phone and talk through all his great content, statistics and insights into the European and PGA Tour and discuss The Open as a preview show with The Plugged Lie (aka Mark Fox) himself! We go through who is who, who is trending, who should win, who you can't bet against and s…
 
Charlie Gannon is my hero. The resilience, perseverance, mindset, dedication, never say die (literally) attitude of this young man is truly inspiring. I just hope that by having this conversation with him helps his GoFund Me page even by half a percent. One of us. A golfer. Support his cause and let's give him the quality of life he deserves. GoFun…
 
Another episode FULL of good stuff. Super to sit down with a man i've been chatting to albeit virtually with about a year! Cian Branagan set up his Dublin based sports and events agency of Forefront Management in 2020. Having worked on over 40 sanctioned golf events on every major tour around the worldhe and the team have a passion for all sports a…
 
Super short and sweet this week, but FULL of good stuff. Massive appreciation to Matt Sandercock who amongst a flurry of estate, tour and media commitments still had time for little oul me and all of you listening in. So what's changed at Mount Juliet a year or so on from when the Irish Open was meant to have taken place on site last year. It's the…
 
Michelle first picked up a golf club at the age of 10 and grew up on the west coast of Ireland playing at Enniscrone Golf Club. She played on provincial and on Irish National teams. In 2001 Michelle was offered a golf scholarship at Campbell University and in 2011 Michelle started her own Golf School. The Michelle Holmes School of Golf has been dev…
 
Mary Doyle is fun.com personified. Fun with a ruthless streak when it comes to competition having being part of Leinster U-18 and Women’s teams, U-18 and Women’s Irish Golf team for the Home Internationals, for the European Championships and for the World Amateur Team Golf Championships. Combine that and an incredible level of professionalism to he…
 
Major championship golf is back! We preview Kiawah Island, who it's going to favour, who's going to win, who's not going to win, our, the McIlroy Factor, a possible Speith Slam and so much more. I talk mainly about grass, Shane from Talk Birdie is not a fan of the Irish this week while the brothers Daniel and Sean from Tackling Sport are endless so…
 
Yes, Golf in Ireland is back! This week's episode is a run down of those two great guys and their achievements in the Walker Cup last week, John Murphy (ep.74) and Mark Power (ep.77) who represented Irish Golf at the highest level in Seminole. I'm really looking forward to showcasing Irish Golf in earnest this year, the course, clubs, members, expe…
 
I've come to know Joe through Facebook groups of all places! Initially Irish Golf Noticeboard he co-founded and now Irish Golf Events group he runs himself. Joe is a stalwart of the amateur side of Irish Golf and has been part of teams involving Stephen Grant, Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry to name a few. He is still an elite golf…
 
David Clancy and I know each other for a while now and we've wanted to create something together for equally as long and we finally have. Well....I finally have come aboard the ship as the time is now and the timing is right. We can all be better in one or many small ways. I have started that journey of building habits with a while. Maybe you have …
 
From hydration techniques, long bus journeys, Lahinch summers and growing up in a golf strong household in Hurling country it was great to chat with now Walker Cup player, elite golfer and all round nice guy Mark Power. Semi-finalist in last years Amateur Championship and one of leading lights in the Wake Forest Mens Golf team Stateside, Mark Power…
 
Having spoken to Amy Condon on numerous occasions in putting together this episode, I think she quite possibly is the most personable person I have had on the show. Driven, Focused, Goal orientated, has a plan but most of all is loads of Fun. It was great to hear of why she embarked on her PGA journey and her plans once achieved. The legacy she is …
 
David Kearney has spent the past 20 years as high performance lead for Irish Ladies Golf and achieved great success in this role. Many collegiate stars and now LPGA Tour members have been coached and continue to take insights from David, namely Leona Maguire, Stephanie Meadow and soon to turn pro Olivia Mehaffey. David was kind enough to spend some…
 
A hell of a walk on song, a book to be bought and some great stories of early morning room visitors and a certain Bryan Nelson award. Plenty of craic in this one folks! A gent, a scholar, an athlete and all round nice guy, John Murphy chats with me this week. Candid, honest and transparent is how I like my guests and John is that and more. Check ou…
 
It is always a pleasure to chat with Tony Judge, founder of clubstohire.com and now of new start-up and disruptor to the golf club culture FlexyGolf.com. We have a great chat about Tony's background, where the idea of ClubstoHire initiated and also what idea led to FlexyGolf.com and who it is aimed at. Will it deter from current golf clubs business…
 
It's been a minute, but I got to sit down with Irish Golf's leading amateur Caolan Rafferty. We chat getting into golf, being part of the Maynooth Golf Program, playing Walker Cup, his more recent activities as a part time green keeper at Dundalk Golf Club and his plan for the year ahead. There is a hidden code in the episode for FREE SHIPPING over…
 
We are in lockdown in Ireland. Level 5. No Golf. So all us golfer's are doing is dreaming of our next day on the links. As such, I am having loads of conversations on where will we go and experience post lockdown, what is our golfing hitlist? Enter the Kings of Irish Golf Trips, Matt Ginella, Tom Coyne and Matt Adams as we discuss the many Golfing …
 
Football, Golf, Journalism, back to Golf and also an interest in Mozart it would seem. Peter Finch is quite the chap and has one of the most successful golfing youtube channels in the world. We chat golf, training, youtube, social media, life, audiobooks and more! It was an absolute pleasure to press record on this one and bring you a side or Peter…
 
Chatting with people such as Chris Gallaher is one of the reasons I started this podcast in the first place. To learn about the great golf centre of excellences' across the country, especially in Junior Golf and learning about how the people within those setups and academies approach the game and they're teaching of it. Chris has a passion for high…
 
I love these chats. I hope you do too. This week it's Conor O'Rourke and a view into life as a touring golf professional and the hard work, determination, mindset and outlook one needs to have, especially in a world in lockdown. Be sure to follow Conor here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/conororourke62 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConorORour…
 
Hey folks we are back in action! This week's episode is the first in 2021, so a very Happy New Year to you all. Over the holiday period I always take note of goals to strive and achieve over the next twelve months. This year, I put it out you all of you also to send me in your goals and together we can push each other forward and hold each other ac…
 
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