Is the PGA Tour back on top in golf's civil war? How big are LIV's new signings? And should clubs use ability tees? The NCG team discuss all in this week's Slam

In this week’s episode of The Slam, a podcast from National Club Golfer, Tom Irwin is joined by George Cooper and Hannah Holden to weigh-up who holds the advantage in the PGA Tour vs LIV Golf war following yet another tumultuous week.

Elsewhere, the team recap a thrilling 2022 PGA Tour season, discuss Rory McIlroy’s role as golf’s leading man, and rank all of LIV’s new acquisitions after their latest bombshell.

Tom then opens up about his sleepless nights over Cameron Smith, while Hannah exposes a glimpse into golf’s future. Yes, seriously!

As always, you can listen through the player at the bottom of the page, or click the button below to go straight to your chosen podcast platform.


Tom Irwin

Tom is a lifetime golfer, now over 30 years playing the game. 2023 marks 10 years in golf publishing and he is still holding down a + handicap at Alwoodley in Leeds. He has played over 600 golf courses, and has been a member of at least four including his first love Louth, in Lincolnshire. Tom likes unbranded clothing, natural fibres, and pencil bags. Seacroft in Lincolnshire is where it starts and ends.

George Cooper

A golf fanatic his entire life, George Cooper is NCG's man for all goings-on at the top level of the game, whether it's the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA or LIV Golf. He also looks after NCG's Twitter and Facebook accounts. George is a member of Woburn, but is not friends with Ian Poulter.

Handicap: 14

Hannah Holden

Equipment and Instruction Editor

Hannah Holden is the Equipment and Instruction Editor here at National Club Golfer. If you’re looking to improve your game, by changing your golf swing or upgrading your golf equipment she’ll have the answers. As well as writing lots of features and reviews you can find her on our YouTube channel giving you insights on the latest rules, clubs and tips to improve your golf game. Hannah is a member at both Huddersfield and Alwoodley golf clubs. You will either find her here or driving up and down the country playing in a variety of elite amateur events.

PGA Catalunya Stadium PGA Catalunya Stadium

The NCG Top 100s Tour is heading to Europe for a multi-day event at PGA Catalunya. Prices start at £799 per golfer.


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