Alex Perry and Matt Chivers argue that, while Lefty's argument might be well-intentioned, he's probably best staying out of it. All this and much more in this week's NCG Podcast

In this week’s episode of The Slam – a National Club Golfer podcast in association with CallawayAlex Perry and Matt Chivers discuss Phil Mickelson wading (back) in to the LIV Golf-OWGR row and why he’s decided to get involved now.

Elsewhere, the Slam pair are irked that questionable scheduling has seen the core of Luke Donald’s Ryder Cup team skip the Italian Open, while Rory McIlroy’s back in action and they want answers.

There’s all this and a whole lot more to enjoy over the next 40 minutes or so, so let’s dive right in…

The Slam podcast: Why Phil Mickelson should stay out of the OWGR row

You can listen to this episode of The Slam in the player below or use the button to be taken directly to your chosen platform, or you can find it wherever you normally get your podcasts.

Alex Perry


Alex is a Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

Handicap: 14

Matt Chivers

Tour Editor

Matt is NCG's man for all things going on in the world of tour golf. Kent born and bred, Matt is 7 handicap at Royal Cinque Ports and spent many years caddying at Royal St George's before moving north to study history at the University of Liverpool. Away from golf, Matt is an avid Arsenal fan and horse racing enthusiast. He is also keen to point out his surname is pronounced Chiv-ers, not Chive-ers. Matt is currently playing: Driver: Cobra LTDx LS, 3-wood: Cobra LTDx, Utility: TaylorMade 4 DHY, Irons: Ping G10 4-PW, Ping Glide 4.0 (50,54,58), Putter: TaylorMade Spider GTX

Handicap: 7

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