Slow play? A scourge. Playoffs to decide a tournament? There's got to be a better way! Luckily for you, Alex Perry and Matt Chivers have nothing better to do

Playoffs are an annoying way to end a golf tournament, aren’t they? After 72 holes of stroke play, the stars don’t want to go out there and play more. So in this episode of The Slam – a National Club Golfer podcast in association with CallawayAlex Perry and Matt Chivers have some sensible and some not-so sensible ideas to fix it. 

While we’re fixing golf, let’s tackle Patrick Cantlay and slow play. Maybe we should just throw more money at the situation and see what happens.

Elsewhere, Rory McIlroy’s controversial WD from the RBC Heritage was a huge talking point from the weekend, and we ask who is the PGA Tour’s most underrated superstar?

Oh, and that reaction from the caddie GOAT that is Billy Foster.

That’s a lot to squeeze into 45 minutes, so let’s dive in…

The Slam podcast: How do we fix slow play on the PGA Tour?

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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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