Why Golf

Why Golf

Why Golf brings you the latest thought-provoking perspectives and discussion, from influential and experienced characters, within and around the golf industry. Fuelled by insights from the brand new http://thisiswhygolf.com platform, we explore and challenge opinions on the hot topics within the sport.

Episodes

December 21, 2023 26 mins
What makes golf Pro-Am events so special?

In this special bonus episode of Why Golf: Opinion Matters, Di Stewart has been finding out with the help of some of the competitors in this year’s BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am!

Granted special access inside the ropes, Di spoke to Ryder Cup players Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm, former international footballers Jermaine Jenas, Gareth Bale and Rachel Brown-Fin...
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For the last episode of the series, Why Golf: Opinion Matters heads to the AIG Women’s Open at Walton Heath!

Di Stewart catches up with Sky Sports broadcaster Iona Stephen about her golfing journey and how she hopes to inspire the next generation of female commentators and presenters.

She also speaks to England Golf’s COO Richard Flint and some of the fans enjoying the event in the August sunshi...
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We’re going to be chatting to an amazing guest to finish this series of Why Golf: Opinion Matters and it’s on the way soon.

Di Stewart has this update!
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This week on Why Golf: Opinion Matters, Di is joined by Amir Malik from the Muslim Golf Association!

He discusses how he fell in love with the game and the prejudice he has overcome to be fully accepted in golfing circles.

Amir also talks about his tireless work introducing other Muslims to the sport through his hugely popular golf days and how he’s encouraging the whole industry to become more inclusive.
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May 26, 2023 44 mins
This week, Why Golf: Opinion Matters has hit the road, and comes from Ed Chamberlin’s Charity golf day in support of WellChild!
 
Di Stewart explores how golf can be so beneficial to charities, and Ed explains why he’s so passionate about putting on the annual event.
 
We also speak to some of the competitors about their ‘Why Golf’, including TV personality Chris Hughes, Olympic gold medallist Helen Richardson-...
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May 12, 2023 47 mins
Swinging by the latest episode of the Why Golf: Opinion Matters podcast is Hollywood actor and model Jamie Dornan!

Jamie, who turned up aptly dressed in his favourite golf shirt, gives us an insight into his passion for both playing and watching the game, including when he eagled the 18th on the Old Course at St Andrews!

He also explains the moment he suffered something every golfer fears, the s...
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April 28, 2023 24 mins
Di Stewart is joined by Olympic equestrian silver medallist Zara Tindall on the latest episode of Why Golf: Opinion Matters!

Zara explains how her love for golf has grown over the years, and how she hopes that her children will take up the sport regularly in the future.

She also gives an insight into the eccentric golfing wardrobe of husband Mike Tindall, and the pride they both have for the cha...
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Rugby player turned singer, actor and model Thom Evans is the latest guest to join Di Stewart on Why Golf: Opinion Matters!

He explains how golf is his ‘happy place’, particularly after it helped him overcome a serious neck injury that curtailed his rugby career when he was just 24.

Thom also reveals how much he enjoys the social side of the sport and that it’s him, rather than popstar girlfrien...
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March 31, 2023 32 mins
Di Stewart is joined for a chat by presenter, and winner of the inaugural Slingsby Golf Academy, Helen Skelton!

The Strictly Come Dancing runner-up discusses what it was like competing in the BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am just a few months after starting to play the sport and the important social value golf has, particularly amongst women.

Helen also highlights the vital physical and psy...
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Di Stewart is joined by three-time major winner, and former Ryder Cup captain, Padraig Harrington to continue their discussion on the landscape of golf as we head into 2023.

In part two, Padraig shares his thoughts on how diversity and inclusion can be improved in the game, and also gives an insight into the benefits players can bring to organisations involved in golf sponsorship.

To find out mo...
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Di Stewart is joined by three-time major winner, and former Ryder Cup captain, Padraig Harrington to discuss the landscape of golf as we head into 2023.

In part one they chat about the upcoming PNC Championship, how beneficial golf is to health and wellbeing and what more Padraig would like to see to aid the development of junior players.

To find out more of everything the This Is Why Golf platf...
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November 28, 2022 1 min
Opinion Matters brings you the latest thought-provoking perspectives and discussion - from influential and experienced characters - within and around the golf industry.  

Fuelled by insights  from the brand new thisiswhygolf.com platform, we explore and challenge opinions on the hot topics within the sport. 
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