Alex Perry and Matt Chivers are joined by Ryder Cup expert Rob Giannotti to discuss Luke Donald's concerning week at the Match Play

On this episode of The Slam – a National Club Golfer podcast in association with CallawayAlex Perry and Matt Chivers discuss the WGC-Match Play and, in particular, its absence from next season’s schedule, the nonsense that is the third-place playoff, and the Golf Channel’s controversial graphic that had social media alight.

They are also joined by Ryder Cup obsessive Rob Giannotti, of Blue on the Board, to discuss everything to do with the European team. So should captain Luke Donald be concerned about his players’ form – particularly in Austin – and how does the team prepare to avoid another hammering at the hands of the Americans?

As for who makes the team – will anyone come from out of nowhere to grab a slot? Rob puts one name into the ring that will definitely throw you!

It’s a fascinating insight, so be sure not to miss it…

The Slam podcast with Ryder Cup expert Rob Giannotti

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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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