The most anticipated summer of golf in Australia is done and dusted for 2011 with a thrilling conclusion to the JBWere Masters at Victoria Golf Club yesterday. Join Luke “Elvis” Elvy and Paul Gow as they dissect what happened in the final event of the summer as well as catch up with PGA of Australia board member Craig Parry to discuss what happens next for Australian golf. (Our apologies for the poor audio quality of this week’s episode).
Allenby and Ogilvy bury the hatchet, the world’s number one player back in Australia after a 14 year absence and the politics of professional golf as a new tournament is announced for the Australian schedule. Tune in as Luke Elvy and Paul Gow bring you up to speed with everything that’s happening in the world of golf as well as preview the final act in Australia’s best ever summer of golf, the JB Were Masters.
Is the old Tiger Woods finally back, just how tough is Q-School and does money count for more than majors? Join Luke “Elvis” Elvy and Paul Gow this week on Playing Around as they ponder these and other issues including the return of the NZ PGA and Westwood and McIlroy back in the winners’ circle. The boys also catch up with Greg Chalmers as he prepares to tackle Australian golf’s toughest assignment, winning the Triple Crown.
A thrilling finish to a magnificent three weeks as Greg Chalmers backs up his Australian Open win with a victory at the PGA Championship in a playoff over Robert Allenby and Marcus Fraser. But much of the attention this week focused on Allenby who publicly stated he wasn’t entirely to blame for his poor performance at The Presidents Cup. The 40-year-old instead suggested his team mates need to shoulder some of the responsibility for his 0-4 record at Royal Melbourne. Also the boys chat about “where to” for Australian golf after a successful three week stint and bringing the corporate dollar back to the game…. All that and more this week on PlayingAround with Elvis and Gowie brought to you by GOLF Link Mates.
The most anticipated golf event in Australia is done and dusted with a strong US team proving too much for the more favoured Internationals at this week’s Presidents Cup. On this episode we welcome special guest Bob Bubka, the voice of American golf, who chats with Luke “Elvis” Elvy about how and why the Americans were so dominant at Royal Melbourne. Did Greg Norman make some crucial captaining errors? Was Robert Allenby the wrong pick? Will Jason Day’s poor play be a hinderance or a help in the future? All that and more this week on PlayingAround with Elvis and Gowie.
An unlikely winner at the biggest Australian Open in memory, is Tiger finally back and who has the upper hand at this week’s Presidents Cup? Join Elvis and Gowie on Playing Around as they bring you all the news and analysis of the biggest summer of Australian golf in memory….
On this first episode of Playing Around Luke Elvy catches up with NRL star Braith Anasta to chat about his experience playing the NSW PGA Championship last week with Craig Parry and Scott Laycock. Elvy is also joined by co-host and Nationwide Tour winner Paul Gow to chat about the controversy surrounding Steve Williams’ comments in Shanghai, the upcoming Emirates Australian Open and Presidents Cups and Peter Senior’s amazing year on the US Champions Tour. All that and more on Australia’s liveliest golf podcast, Playing Around presented by GOLF Link Mates.
Luke Elvy is one of Australia’s leading golf host/commentators having been signed by Network TEN after the 2010 US Masters to front their golf broadcasts & shows.
His passion for sports, in particular golf led him into a career in journalism & he has 17 years experience in the media industry, including stints at the Sydney Morning Herald & Fox Sports.
Over the years, Luke has built a reputation as a consummate professional with great knowledge & brings his bright personality and sense of occasion to his work.
Over the years, he has built up an impressive resume of big ticket events, including the 2000 Olympics, 2003 Rugby World Cup, has covered all major Australian sports events including AFL, NRL & Super Rugby grand Finals plus every significant summer of cricket over the past 12 years.
But his main passion is golf which he was introduced to at the tender age of 7 by his father. He plays off a handicap of 6 and has travelled all over the world both playing reporting on the game he loves.
His highlights include a Tour to the home of golf – St Andrews in 2006 plus the famous Monterey Peninsula on the West Coast of the United States in 2009. But it was his trip to cover the US Masters in 2010 which remains the highlight of his career.
Luke will again front Network Ten’s exclusive coverage of this years Australian Open & PGA, in this the most significant summer of golf in Australia in over a decade.
Paul Gow is one of Australia’s best known and leading professional golfers, having spent the past 15 years playing against the world’s best in America.
A four-time tournament winner, Gow spent 5 years on the lucrative PGA Tour where he holds the record for most birdies (32) in a 72-hole event with Mark Calcavecchia. It was at the same event, 2001 BC Open, where the Sydneysider lost to Jeff Sluman in a sudden-death playoff.
He won 3 times on the Nationwide Tour but recently retired from the US secondary Tour, in September 2010.
His sole victory on home soil came at the 2000 Cannon Challenge at Castle Hill in Sydney & a year later he shot 60 in the opening round at the same venue which is the equal lowest in Australasian PGA Tour history.
Gow has a big following in the Australian golf landscape as co-host of TV show The Pro Shop on One HD plus his weekly segment on the Big Sports Brekkie on Sky Sports Radio.
A funny & entertaining speaker, Gow is also highly sought after on the corporate golf scene. Plus his ability to translate the golf swing to normal speak - an often confusing & complex notion – allows him to offer insights & knowledge few can boast.