Jack Nicklaus has been a guest on the Golf Saudi podcast
Jack Nicklaus has been a guest on the Golf Saudi podcast Image Credit: Supplied

Golf Saudi’s ‘Power of the Game’ podcast has been shortlisted alongside some of the top names in the sports podcasting world ahead of this year’s Sports Podcast Awards. The inaugural awards which have been launched to honour the work of the global sports audio community will take place in March after the judging process is concluded.

The ‘Power of the Game’ podcast was launch almost two years ago covering the rapid development of golf in Saudi Arabia. The podcast series which is hosted by Dubai Eye’s golf obsessive Robbie Greenfield has allowed listeners to get the inside track on Golf Saudi’s latest plans as well interviews with some of the game’s best known names.

The podcast series features episodes with Jack Nicklaus, focusing on his planned golf courses designs in Saudi Arabia, insights into the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup with Thomas Bjorn and Catriona Matthew, as well as fun interactive conversations with three-time major winner Anna Nordqvist and golf legend Gary Player.

Majed Al Sorour, CEO of Golf Saudi and Deputy Chairman of the Saudi Golf Federation, said: “To make the shortlist of the first-ever Sports Podcast Awards and our intention from the outset with this series was to allow our listeners to learn more about our overarching aspirations for golf in the Kingdom. This recognition will provide a valuable boost and recognises our progress in terms of growing the game in Saudi Arabia. More episodes of ‘Power of the Game’ are due to be released later on this year and we hope these stories of the work that we are doing and the passion shown by these individuals shines through and gives our listeners a better view than ever of the scale of our ambition.”

The ‘Power of the Game’ has been shortlisted alongside a further 127 podcasts, from 13 countries and more than 50 different podcast networks. Spread across 24 different categories, podcasts include well-known sports such as football, baseball and golf, as well as others such as combat sports, urban and adventure and winter sports, all of which are well represented.