Need a golfing fix? Listen up because podcasts are not just a way of killing time. Since many of us learn through listening, they have the power to educate. That’s if you listen to the right ones.
To get you started, we’ve picked out some of the best and most inspirational golf podcasts to suit your every need. iPhone users simply need to head to the podcast app in your phone and search for the name you’re after. If you’ve got an Android, just download Google Podcasts in the Play Store and type away.
There’s something soothing about the dulcet tones of TG columnist Andrew Cotter and Iain Carter, the BBC duo. Each hour-long weekly episode always delivers a great anecdote or ridiculous trivia question which will leave you chuckling into your mid-morning coffee. The guest appearances and interviews are never dull, either.
European Tour Race to Dubai Golf
An easy and uncomplicated listen. This review/preview show guides you through the season from start to finish, and usually stays on topic (unlike some other ‘casts). A different line up of guests keeps it fresh as they recap the biggest talking points and predict who’s going to win next.
No Laying Up
Funny, different and relatable to all golfers. Get past the ads (and the swearing) and there’s a great blend of tour news and stories with a bit of travel and course design thrown in. Their access to players is up there with the best.
Sky Sports Golf Podcast
A light-hearted take on the week just gone. Josh Antmann tries – and often fails – to keep order between guests each week, who often need no invitation to needle each other and engage in a lively debate. Be sure to trawl through the archives for the ‘live from’ episodes and the more serious interviews with Butch Harmon and David Livingstone.
William Hill Betting Golf
The No.1 punting podcast. Every Wednesday their team of experts trawl through the stats and tell you who you should back on the men’s and ladies’ tours. Their tips will invariably keep you coming back for more.
Brandel Chamblee Podcast with Jamie Diaz
This new monthly offering invites controversy by giving Brandel Chamblee the chance to weigh in on golf’s hottest topics. He came out swinging, and the first episode kicked off with a lively debate on who’s the greatest golfer of all time. “Tiger got the least out of his talent than any golfer in history,” says Chamblee.
If you’ve haven’t got Sky, download the audio version of David Feherty’s self-titled interview series. The conversations with big-name stars veer towards the politically incorrect the same way a Phil Mickelson drive might veer towards a hospitality tent. So says the man himself!
The Rory & Carson Podcast
It’s Rory as you’ve never heard him before. He dons the role of co-host with American TV presenter and radio personality Carson Daly and talks golf, playlists, TV and everything in between. The chemistry between the two needs work, but there’s plenty of nuggets of insight.
Earn your edge
Get deep into your mental game with the help of tour coaches Cameron McCormick and Corey Lundberg. They speak to some of their clients like Jordan Spieth and Bryson DeChambeau and other high performers in sport to talk mindset, preparation and tactics.
Golf Science Lab
Based on facts. Not BS. Different contributors each week use their research and experience to help shape your practice, and breakdown the ‘hottest’ trends in golf. It makes for essential listening for coaches and instruction enthusiasts.
Me and My Golf
A spin-off of golf’s largest YouTube channel. Andy and Piers introduce you to some of the biggest experts in golf and cover everything from instruction and equipment to nutrition and fitness. Just grab a pad so you can start taking notes.
New for 2019, and perfect if you’re short on time. Hear from the men that matter about tour life, psychology and the latest technology. Previous guests have included Rory, DJ and Jon Rahm.
The Fried Egg
One for the hardcore golf fan. The serious tone underpins the hard-hitting topics which flit between pro golf, course architecture and the amateur game. One week you’ll hear from a PGA Tour winner; the next a leading course designer.