The NCG Podcast: Why are golf courses obsessed with being difficult?

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In episode 3 of the NCG Podcast, Dean Muir, course manager of the Machrie, joins the team to discuss his life on the links

As part of NCG’s Links Golf Week, Alex Perry, Dan Murphy and Mark Townsend are joined by Dean Muir, the course manager of the Machrie on the Isle of Islay.

Muir, who left Muirfield to take up this role, brings a fascinating insight on a life working on links golf courses with his various techniques and philosophies: “The more the ball is on the ground, the more interesting the game is.”

The Machrie - links golf week

Dean also discussses his thoughts on blind shots, course length, and the dreaded rough. And he raises a few eyebrows when asked what his favourite links golf courses are.

Want to find out? It’s all in the latest NCG Podcast…

About the NCG Podcast

The NCG Podcast began life as “The Niggle Podcast”, where we discussed a relevant discussion point from the world of golf.

We have now revamped and respawned as the NCG Podcast, which becomes a more encompassing look at golf, with regular special guests joining host Alex Perry on the microphone.

All episodes of the NCG Podcast are available on the National Club Golfer website, as well as iTunesSoundCloud, and our YouTube channel. And you can still listen to the Niggle Podcast episodes.

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