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18: From The Fringe - Slow Play
Sep 5 • 19 min
Outrage and social media go hand in hand but recent outbursts aimed at JB Holmes and Bryson DeChambeau over slow play are just the continuation of one of golf's great traditions. Since coverage of the game began, complaints about the pace of okay have…
17: Bob Jones IV Talks About His Legendary Grandfather
Aug 15 • 77 min
Growing up in a famous family brings its own unique difficulties but after struggling with the pressure in his early years Bob Jones IV has come to embrace being the Grandson of the greatest amateur golfer of all time. In this excellent and wide ranging…
16: Author Stephen Proctor On Young Tom Morris
Aug 3 • 76 min
Long before there was Tiger Woods there was Young Tom Morris. Four times a winner of The Open and the first golfer who could truly be referred to as a touring professional, his fascinating but tragic life story is far from well known enough among golfers…
15: From The Fringe - The Stolen Major
Jul 16 • 21 min
We take the majors for granted in the modern era but things could have been much different after one of the most controversial incidents in the history of the game in 1871. This is the story of 'The Stolen Major'. Music used in this episode: Opening and…
14: Dr Tony Parker and The Open
Jul 11 • 79 min
With the 148th Open just around the corner who better to talk history than the man who was the first Curator of Golf Collections in the Special Collections Division of the University of St Andrews? Dr Tony Parker is regarded by his peers as one of the…
13: The Remarkable Moe Norman
Jun 19 • 83 min
According to Tiger Woods only two players in history have 'owned' their golf swings: the great Ben Hogan and Canada's Moe Norman. Hogan is revered internationally as one of the game's greatest ever exponents and while Norman enjoys less celebrity, his…
12: How The US Open Got Off To A False Start
Jun 5 • 72 min
As the 119th US Open bears down on us TalkinGolf HIstory's Connor Lewis has the fascinating tale of the first US Open - and first TWO US Amateurs - that were erased from the history books. There is also a quick recap of last week's essay style narrative…
11: From The Fringe - The Champ Who Lost His Mind
May 30 • 39 min
In the first of a regular series from The Society Of Golf Historians founder Connor Lewis comes the story of two time US Open winner Johnny McDermott. McDermott is the subject of our first 'From The Fringe' segment where Connor will delve into some of the…
10: The Story Behind The Story Of The Lido
May 18 • 70 min
TalkinGolf History co-host Connor Lewis moved up a media grade recently when he appeared on Golf Channel alongside respected architect Jim Urbina in a short feature about the lost great club of the 20th century, The Lido. Built by the legendary C.B…
09: Listener Episode
May 10 • 63 min
Most of the time we get to talk about the things we want on the TalkinGolf History Podcast but every few weeks we turn things over to the listeners to find what you want to know about. On Episode 9 we answer questions about golfing Presidents, comparing…
Ep 08: Keith Cutten
Apr 26 • 92 min
Canadian golf course architect Keith Cutten originally started out to write a thesis for his University course but that project ultimately morphed into The Evolution Of Golf Course Design. Keith joins Episode 8 of the podcast to talk about the role of…
Ep 07: Green Jacket Auctions
Apr 11 • 118 min
One of the more fascinating corners of golf history is collecting, a multi million dollar business which spans the globe. The biggest and most influential auction house in golf is Green Jacket Auctions, started by Bob Zafian and Ryan Carey in 2006. Bob…
Ep 06: Sid Matthew on Bob Jones
Mar 28 • 117 min
Florida attorney Sid Matthew is regarded by most as the foremost expert on the life and times of Augusta National co-founder Bob Jones. Sid joins Episode 6 of the TG History podcast to talk about Jones and what made him special beyond just his…
05: The Story Of Karsten Solheim and PING
Mar 15 • 116 min
Karsten Solheim was the founder of PING Golf but his legacy in the game is far greater than the establishment of one manufacturing company. Solheim was a true visionary and one of golf's great innovators, his contribution to the development of modern…
04 - The Weird And Wonderful Rules Of Golf
Feb 28 • 86 min
If you think some of golf's new rules don't make sense wait till you hear how the game used to be played. From drops that included throwing - yes throwing - the ball to free swings at your opponent's ball in matchplay there have been some weird and…
03: Major questions for the Major Championships
Feb 18 • 78 min
Did Bobby Jones really win two Grand Slams? Was The Masters a Major when Gene Sarzen hit 'the shot heard round the world in 1935'? Should Walter Hagen's five PGA titles between 1921 and 1927 be considered Grand Slam victories and will Craig Perks…
TG 02: John Huggan with Catriona Matthew
Feb 8 • 50 min
After an overwhelming response to our first TalkinGolf History podcast last week we change gears this week as we welcome one of the game's most respected golf writers, John Huggan, with the first of an occasional but ongoing series of 'In Conversation…
01: The Why’s Of Golf
Jan 23 • 74 min
There are almost too many golf podcasts to count these days but for all the content - both good and bad - available in audio format none delve into the history of the game. TalkinGolf changes all that this week as hosts Rod Morri and Connor T Lewis boldly…