It's not just the PGA and DP World Tours who are suffering from the rise of LIV Golf, but the fans too. Alex Perry, George Cooper and Steve Carroll discuss this and much more

In this week’s episode of The Slam, a National Club Golfer podcast, Alex Perry, George Cooper and Steve Carroll discuss a jam-packed weekend of tour golf which ends up in a debate about etiquette and whether or not the senior tour age needs to be upped.

There’s also chat about the second LIV Golf Invitational, which takes place in Portland later in the week, and our resident Rules of Golf expert takes us on a fascinating journey from passing interest to being a level three qualified referee. 

There’s a lot to squeeze in one hour. Enjoy! 

The Slam podcast: Are LIV Golf defections a concern?

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Alex Perry


Alex has been the editor of National Club Golfer since 2017. 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

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

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 23 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former captain and committee member, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the national Tournament Administrators and Referee's Seminar. He has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying and the PGA Fourball Championship. A member of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap.

Handicap: 10.9

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