Episodes
The Masters is done and Scottie Scheffler gets to put on the green jacket again. All three of our podcasters convene - eventually, with Andrew having broken in to Iain’s Augusta rental house - to discuss the dominance of the World Number One. They mull over a final round, where all of his challengers faltered at various points - in the end TCF’s own Ludvig Oh-berry taking second place in his first major championship and Tommy Fleetwood one place further back for his best Masters finish. There...
Published 04/15/24
Published 04/15/24
Iain rejoins Andrew as the pair ruminate on round three and what might unfold on Masters Sunday. Saturday saw Scottie Scheffler wobbling before recovering, Collin Morikawa returning to the form of old and Ludvig Åberg challenging on his major debut. Andrew jinxes any British player on the final hole, but we do hear from Tommy Fleetwood and Iain tells us of an exotic foodstuff he has discovered and wants to share it with the world. It’s not a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Learn more about your ad...
Published 04/14/24
Eddie’s back to share his thoughts with Andrew as one of the longest and windiest days in Masters history finally draws to a close. Scottie Scheffler is again impressive, Rory is again frustrated and several debutants show that experience is overrated. Discount code on wind chimes available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/13/24
Round One of the Masters is almost done as some stormy weather meant not all golfers completed their rounds, however, Andrew and Iain convened at the hooter to dissect an intriguing day's play. We hear from former champion Danny Willett after his improbable -4 score having been out for 6 months and the BBC's John Murray makes a fleeting appearance too. And much to Iain's delight there's finally a discount code for TCF listeners for his book, it's out now, apparently. Golf Wars by Iain Carter...
Published 04/12/24
It’s the eve of Masters Eve and Andrew joins Iain in his BBC house, with the alternative being a three-hour journey to Andrew’s Airbnb. The two contemplate Rory McIlroy’s attempts to do very little talking in the build-up and a press conference which might as well have had the clock from Countdown going off on the ten minute mark. They consider the offerings from the other major contenders while Iain then becomes unnecessarily concerned about his pronunciation of the word ‘Masters’. In a...
Published 04/10/24
A rare Sunday pod recording as Andrew is due to fly to the USA to join Iain for one of the best weeks in golf in Augusta, Georgia at the Masters. Eddie joins to preview the famous tournament and almost falls out with Iain over Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlory. We hear from the much fancied Joaquin Niemann as well as last year's winner, LIV's Jon Rahm, who educates Iain on Basque pintxos. We also speak to the new Augusta National Women's Amateur Champion, Farnham's very own Lottie Woad and find...
Published 04/09/24
A special episode of TCF as Iain reports from LIV Miami where he has been chatting to some of the top players who crush, rip and fireball it, as well as making an appearance on LIV TV to debate the merits of the two sides of the great divide in the game. In this pod we also hear from Hughes Norton about his book ‘Rainmaker’ and his life as one of the most influential managers in the game and he tells us what it was like to steer the careers of such luminaries as Tiger Woods and Greg Norman....
Published 04/05/24
This week three becomes four - at least for the duration it takes for Matt Wallace to cook his dinner, as he joins us to give another insight into the highs and lows of life as a tour pro. They review the weekend’s golf and decide that golf needs - and has - a new villain, while the women’s game has a clear star. They also decide that there are too many famous Nakajimas, that Eddie may have a claim to a record breaking clubhouse and that Andrew has an obvious naivety when it comes to ordering...
Published 04/02/24
Unexpectedly, the golf talking trio are all back in the UK as Eddie has decided to deprive the people of India of seeing him in his shorts. So they convene in the same time-zone to talk about more Scandinavian talent coming through and the continuing march of the PGA Tour journeymen, as well as discussing a boastful Bobby Mac and the unfathomable names chosen by Americans for their children. They also reveal the best value course in the UK, as chosen by you, the lovely and loyal...
Published 03/26/24
This week our knowledge of time zones is sorely tested with Iain in Florida, Andrew in the UK and Eddie in Singapore. They manage to convene to discuss a tonic for the PGA Tour with an outstanding finish to the Players Championship and consider the current dazzling form of Scottie Scheffler. And that’s about it - yet still they somehow manage to spin it out over an hour by talking about the connection between Singapore and Canada, the difference between big cat species in heraldry and Eddie’s...
Published 03/19/24
Our trio are reunited with Andrew's mountainous sojourn over, much to Eddie's relief. They begin by looking back at Eddie's near miracles at the Sunningdale Foursomes, Iain navigates the press room in Sawgrass at The Players Championship and Andrew falls down a Chinese foot binding rabbit hole. Pro golfer Oli Wilson also joins the pod to review Matteo Mannasaro's stunning win in South Africa and Oli reveals his secret to hitting the ball further - not to be missed. Email the pod here -...
Published 03/13/24
With Andrew up a mountain in Scotland it's left to Eddie, in his Oxfordshire barn and Iain, also up a mountain - more accessibly in the Alps, to bring the latest TCF offering where there's some shocking news about not-so-uncle Tony, Iain's sneaky NR and what Andrew's main attributes would be if he was on golfing computer game. There's also ample time to discuss Anthony Kim's disastrous return to golf, Thomas Detry's six-putt meltdown, Eddie's return to blogging causing a tabloid stir and we...
Published 03/05/24
This week the trio aim for brevity and a concise summing up of all matters golf and in doing so fail comprehensively. Part of this is due to a prolonged discussion about whether a strange dog walker on the Isle of Wight is related to Eddie and Iain being (falsely) accused of industrial espionage. More serious chat comes in praise for the best golfer who ever drove a Morrisons van and admiration for the game and the guns of Jake Knapp. Plus some other stuff. There’s a lot in there. Email the...
Published 02/27/24
This week Eddie is in Kenya looking to find his game and learns that he will have to do so in the company of the Godfather of Kenyan professional golf. Iain returns with tales of German stag weekends in Budapest, while Andrew admits to entering a golf tournament but is vague on the details. The trio also review the weekend in La La Land and welcome back Hideki Matsuyama and Will Zalatoris while wondering if the PGA Tour is getting value for money. And also wonder if Jon Rahm has hairy...
Published 02/21/24
This week the trio consider drinking, partying and generally being obnoxious. Then decide to record a pod instead. But what is going on with behaviour at golf events, or indeed, in general? The weekend’s PGA Tour event left us with much to ponder. Eddie informs us that the best result of his Middle East trip was being summoned forward by the captain on his return flight, leaving good men back in the wasteland of premium economy. Andrew tells us of the agony of being labelled a queue jumper....
Published 02/13/24
Hey there Chief / Fella / My Friend… This week the miraculously award-winning podcast (thank you all) returns to discuss any number of matters loosely centred around the world of golf. Eddie has moved on to Qatar and professes to be in a happier place after his missed cut than he was with his top-20 the week before. He celebrates his good humour by buying an inappropriate laptop. The season opener of LIV is considered, as it appeared to notch a victory over the PGA Tour with Pebble Beach a...
Published 02/05/24
On this week’s episode, Eddie returns to tell us the SENSATIONAL TRUTH behind what appeared to be a fairly standard top-20 place in Ras Al Khaimah. The trio also discuss Matthieu Pavon turning saliva into success on the PGA Tour, more big-name signings on the way for LIV and somebody who may well be the best driving instructor in Aberdeen. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/chipping - Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 01/29/24
This week Eddie has gone AWOL in the Middle-East, but we're sure he’s fine. So it’s left to Andrew and Iain to try and maintain the interest of listeners, which they decide to do by talking about chopping logs, the virtues of electric cars and songs about cheese. In addition to this they ask whether Nick Dunlap should turn pro immediately, or continue to study finance, where he could learn about various ways to make money. They also pose the vital question ‘Are you more famous than Martin...
Published 01/23/24
In the sensationalist way of the modern world, we will tell you that this week’s episode involves a CHEATING confession by a leading tour player and also how a tour player was recently involved in a failed ARSON attempt. Naturally, both of these tour players turn out to be Eddie Pepperell. Meanwhile, Eddie is jetting off to Dubai to join Iain ahead of the Desert Classic while Andrew has travelled from his kitchen to his study with a cup of tea and all three come together to discuss the worst...
Published 01/16/24
Well, it’s Laurie Canter actually. And he’s very nice. And not technically a LIV golfer at the moment. Anyway, he does give us all a good insight into the attraction of LIV, while also mentioning a brief encounter with Peter Gabriel as Iain, Andrew and Eddie get into the idea of left-handed practise as well as reviewing and previewing the PGA Tour events in Hawaii. And they all come round to the idea that they should try to win the golf podcast of the year award because their bosses have told...
Published 01/09/24
The Chipping Forecast returns with an EXTRAVAGANZA to start the year. And by extravaganza we mean that Andrew, Eddie and Iain spend much of the time talking about Rory McIlroy’s appearance on another podcast. They also touch upon darts, Nigella Lawson and Henrik Stenson’s golfing mouse. They also promise to improve on this episode as the year progresses. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/chipping - Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Learn more about your ad...
Published 01/03/24
It’s the end of the year show. A big show in a real studio. With real ferns. And with only two of the trio on site since Andrew decided that travelling halfway across the country and back on the busiest, most chaotic travel day of the year was not worth it. Even for ferns. But they still manage to pick over the bones of the remarkable golfing year of 2023 in a very Chipping Forecast way, handing out some awards, forgetting lots of stuff and with the editor poised since Eddie had already had a...
Published 12/27/23
It’s a special episode this week as Eddie, Iain and Andrew managed to meet up and have a chat while playing the Road Hole at St Andrews. Thanks to the glories of almighty technology they have managed to do all this in a barn at Eddie’s house. With little serious golf to discuss they manage to flesh things out by not really talking about Charlie Woods and his father’s mentality, deciding which golf course is the highest in the UK and continuing a discussion about which golfers are Mormons. The...
Published 12/19/23
An assortment of topics take our attention this week - There’s news of PGA Tour investment while Tony Finau decides to stay put, Ludvig Åberg switches caddies and Iain tells us about the excitement of his golfing WhatsApp group. Andrew then talks about the name Orlando - which is probably the point that the East Sydney Kookaburras Under 12s cricket team tells their coach they’d rather listen to something else. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/chipping - Try it risk-free now with...
Published 12/12/23