The McKellar Golf Podcast


A weekly podcast from the makers of the McKellar golf journal. Hosted by Lawrence Donegan.

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McKellar Golf Podcast #50 The Masters Preview


10th November 2020

The McKellar golf podcast is back. This week Lawrence Donegan and Mark Cannizzaro are joined by the great Robert Lusetich to discuss the 2020 Masters.  We  talk about – who else? – Bryson and what he might (or might not) do the course.  We chat two-tee starts,  no fans,  the special privileges the media has this week. And so much more. Enjoy.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #49 The 2020 PGA Championship


10th August 2020

This week co-hosts Lawrence Donegan and Mark Cannizzaro are joined by Evan Priest of the Australian Associated Press to discuss the thrilling final day of the 2020 PGA Championship at Harding Park. Collin Morikawa won the first major championship of the year with one of the best shots of this or any other year, making eagle on the 70th hole to cement a winning lead. History made, history dissected.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #48 Tommy Fleetwood


23rd June 2020

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by one of the best (and most popular) players in the world, Tommy Fleetwood, to discuss his life and career. We talked about his amateur career and his development as a golfer , his dad, and his move into the pro game.  He spoke about the importance of environment and the people you surround yourself,  and about finding his game, losing it and finding it again. It’s a brilliant insight into the mind of a world-class golfer.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #47 Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post


15th June 2020

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by the legendary New York Post reporter Mark Cannizzaro. Mark was one of the few reporters allowed inside the PGA Tour ‘bubble” in Fort Worth to report on the Charles Schwab Challenge. He talked to us about the surreal experience.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #46 Peter Kostis


9th June 2020

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by Peter Kostis, leading swing coach and one of the most famous voices in modern television coverage of the PGA Tour. We talked to Peter about returning to his beginnings in the game, his career with the CBS network in the US and returning to his roots.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #45 Keith Pelley


3rd June 2020

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by Keith Pelley, chief executive of the European Tour for a wide-ranging discussion about the future of golf in Europe and beyond. We talk Ryder Cup, closer relations with the PGA Tour, “no thanks” to the Premier Golf League and the bouncing back from the financial tsunami of COVID-19.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #44 Darren Clarke


27th May 2020

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by Darren Clarke, 2011 Open Champion and one of the greatest ball-strikers of the modern era. We talk Ryder Cup, major championships and the pursuit of perfection.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #43 Rory McIlroy


14th May 2020

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by world no1 Rory McIlroy for a wide-ranging discussion – Seminole, golf course architecture,  the balance between power and artistry, golf development, his amateur career, the pros, and his interests and views on the world beyond golf.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #42 Jamie Diaz


5th May 2020

This week John Huggan and Lawrence Donegan are joined by Golf Channel analyst Jaime Diaz, considered by most of peers in the media tent to be the best golf writer of his generation. We talked to him about golf in these turbulent times – the sport’s imminent return, and its future. But we start in happier, more innocent times,  with Jaime’s recollections of playing golf with the 14-year-old Tiger Woods.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #42 James Corrigan


30th April 2020

In a special news podcast,  Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan speak to James Corrigan of the Telegraph about the prospects for the Ryder Cup and the financial landscape facing the European Tour. (Spoiler; it ain’t good).


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McKellar Golf Podcast #41 Pete Cowen


28th April 2020

This week Lawrence  Donegan and John Huggan are joined by Pete Cowen, considered by most of the savvy people around the upper echelons of professional golf to be the best swing coach in world. Pete doesn’t chase publicity or attention so it was an absolute privilege to spend an hour talking to him about his career and ideas about coaching.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #40 Curtis Strange


21st April 2020

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by Curtis Strange for a wide-ranging discussion about his life in golf – his US Open victories, the Ryder cup, his love of the Old Course, his development as a player, Seve and the other members of the “Big Five”. A captivating guest. Thx Curtis.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #39 Denis Pugh


14th April 2020

This week John Huggan and Lawrence Donegan are joined by Denis Pugh, who discusses his work with many of the top class players he has coached through years – Seve, Monty, Molinari and many others.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #38 Lee Westwood


7th April 2020

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by Lee Westwood,

winner of 44 professional tournaments around the world. We discuss Lee’s story –

a late starter in junior golf who became the world’s number one player.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #37 Padraig Harrington


31st March 2020

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by Padraig Harrington. We discuss his social media coaching career, his majors, the golf coaches he has worked with – Torrance, Cowen, Gankas, his Ryder Cup captaincy and how he sees his career post-Ryder Cup.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #36


26th March 2020

This week John Huggan and Lawrence Donegan are joined by Geoff Ogilvy. Amongst other things we discuss Geoff’s move home to Australia and how it has made him a better golfer,

the “art of scoring”, and how much he enjoyed vice-captaincy enjoyed the Presidents Cup.

Plus much more.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #35


19th March 2020

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by legendary agent Chubby Chandler to discuss golf in a Coronavirus world – how will the pandemic impact the game and what does he see for the future.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #34


10th March 2020

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined Meg MacLaren, professional golfer and five-star writer/blogger,  to discuss her life on tour. We also talk about Bay Hill, The Players and Saudi sportswashing.  NOTE: we lost the last 30 seconds of the recording. Hopefully, that won’t spoil your enjoyment of the podcast. thanks.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #33


3rd March 2020

The week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by Mark Cannizzaro to discuss Paul Azinger, the Honda “Classic”, gambling in golf, and the preponderance of mediocre golf courses on the PGA Tour’s Flordia swing..


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McKellar Golf Podcast #32


25th February 2020

Back after a short holiday/trip to Australia, the hosts of Moaning Drive Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are back to discuss the week’s events in golf.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #31


29th January 2020

A busy week in golf deserves a bumper podcast. Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan discuss everything from the BBC’s relationship with golf to the proposed. We discuss the PR effort on behalf of Saudi Arabia, Rory at Torrey Pines and Course set-up in Dubai. And more.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #30


25th January 2020

We’re back! Lawrence Donegan catches up with John Huggan in Dubai to discuss the European Tour’s desert swing, the proposed world tour for golf,  knee-high rough and Tiger’s first tournament start of 2020 in San Diego.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #29


8th January 2020

Here’s to 2020. To mark the beginning of the year (if not the golf calendar) Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by the great Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post to look ahead to the majors and more. Be warned: the chat goes long and deep!


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McKellar Golf Podcast #28


16th December 2019

This week Lawrence Donegan is joined by the most controversial man in golf, John ‘The Fossil’ Huggan, and Mike Clayton to discuss Royal Melbourne, and the President’s Cup, plus the enablers who have set Patrick Reed free to do whatever, dude.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #27


10th December 2019

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by the great Mike Clayton to discuss events in the world of golf. Aussie Open, Patrick Reed,  Presidents Cup, Royal Melbourne. Plenty to talk about!


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McKellar Golf Podcast Special Edition


5th December 2019

You can buy Issue #3 of McKellar right now! Podcast host Lawrence Donegan gives listeners a guided tour of the brand new edition of the world best’ literary golf journal. Available at mckellarmagazine.com . thanks


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McKellar Golf Podcast #26


3rd December 2019

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan discuss Phil Mickelson’s response to criticism over his announced participation in a golf tournament in Saudi Arabia. The chaps also chat about why Rory McIlroy > Jon Rahm, the Australian Open, and next week’s Presidents Cup.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #25


19th November 2019

Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan discuss the week in golf – Dubai, Nedbank, the prospect of a world tour, McIlroy, Fleetwood, Q school and much else besides.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #24


12th November 2019

A brand new episode of Moaning Drive with John Huggan and Lawrence Donegan. Special guest Denis Push discusses his work with Francesco Molinari and his life on Twitter, and joins in on our regular discussion of the week’s events in golf. One of the smartest guys in the game. Denis, that is. Not Huggan or Donegan.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #23


6th November 2019

The latest edition of Moaning Drive. Huggy and Donegan discuss Robert Rock, the HSBC and Christina Kim. Plus, Huggy does the Golf.com PGA Tour players survey (until he gets bored and gives up)


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McKellar Golf Podcast #22


22nd October 2019

Bumper show this week as regulars John Huggan and Lawrence Donegan offer their Moaning Drive ‘hot takes’ on the Skins game, Nicolas Colsaerts’ win in France, the brilliance of Justin Thomas and the uselessness of golf’s drugs testing policies.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #21


15th October 2019

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan discuss the European Tour’s announcement of a new tournament, the Scandinavian Mixed, in which men and women will compete head to head. Brilliant idea. We also discuss the Italian Open on the ET, Ryder Cup venues and the two things you say to yourself after every shot.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #20


7th October 2019

This week Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan are joined by Mike Clayton to discuss Jon Rahm’s win in Spain, Kevin Na and the use of stats in golf. Plus, a bonus 10 minutes on the coming era of bifurcation.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #19


1st October 2019

This week on Moaning Drive ….John Huggan and Lawrence Donegan discuss Rory McIlroy’s comments about golf course set-ups on the European Tour + a whole lot else besides.


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McKellar Golf Podcast #18


24th September 2019

The band is back together! In the first of their new weekly episodes on the wide world of golf, Lawrence Donegan and John Huggan discuss the BMW Championship and Sanderson Farms


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