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Episode 39: TG History 39: The Golf Heritage Society
May 22 • 69 min
Episode 39: Interview with Dr. Bern Bernacki, the President of the Golf Heritage Society on its 50th Anniversary. The Golf Heritage Society works with historians, artists and collectors to build the collective knowldge of golf's grand history.Support…
Episode 38: TGH 38: The History of Harry Colt
May 6 • 81 min
In Episode 38 we talk with the founder of Golf Course Architecture Magazine, Adam Lawrence about the man who many consider to be the Father of Golf Course Architecture, Harry Colt. Adam is in the process of writing the definitive biography on Harry Colt -…
Episode 37: TGH 37: The Lost Routings of Cypress Point
Apr 27 • 72 min
A mystery that has lasted nearly 100 years - golf course architecture's very own Indiana Jones movie - the search and the possible discovery of Seth Raynor's lost routing of Cypress Point. Please join us for one of the most interesting podcasts I have…
Episode 36: TGH 36: History of Dr. Alister Mackenzie - Augusta National
Apr 21 • 104 min
Episode 36 represents the conclusion of the four part podcast with guest Sean Tully and our discussion on the life of Dr. Alister MacKenzie. In this episode we finish his life and times with a discussion of his work at Augusta National. Support TalkinGolf
Episode 35: TG History 35: MacKenzie Part 3, Cypress Point
Apr 9 • 67 min
Episode 35 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast is entirely dedicated to Dr. Alister Mackenzie's masterpiece, Cypress Point. Tully shares some great stories and maybe even a few secrets. Support TalkinGolf
Episode 34: TG History 34: History of Dr Alister Mackenzie Part 2
Mar 30 • 64 min
The TalkinGolf History Podcast proudly presents Episode 34 and Part 2 of the History of Dr. Alsiter MacKenzie. On this episode Sean Tully dives deeper into the life of the legendary golf course architect kicking off with the 1914 Country Life Magazine…
Episode 33: TG History 33: The History of Dr. Alister MacKenzie
Mar 26 • 63 min
On Episode 33 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into the deep end of the History behind one of the world's most famous golf course architects, Dr. Alister MacKenzie, the man who gave us Augusta National, Cypress Point and Royal Melbourne. This…
Episode 32: TG History 32: Legend Series, Deane Beman
Mar 1 • 74 min
TalkinGolf History Episode 32 introduces a new series called, Legends of the Game with its first guest, Former PGA Tour Commissioner, Deane Beman. Deane Beman perhaps more than any man in history, shaped the PGA Tour as we know it today. Beman does not…
Episode 31: TG History 31: How The Heck Did This Happen?
Feb 23 • 88 min
This podcast is a throwback to the interview that launched the TalkinGolf History Podcast. So if you love movies, this show is like a prequel to the podcast. This was my very first podcast interview, where I was the guest of Rod Morri and Adrian Logue on…
Episode 30: TG History 30: Seth Raynor Part 2
Feb 9 • 65 min
TalkinGolf History presents Part 2 of the Two Part Podcast on "The History of Seth Raynor" with special guest, Anthony Pioppi. In this podcast we kick off right where we left off in Episode 29 - the passing of Seth Raynor and what we lost with his…
Episode 29: TG History 29: Seth Raynor Part 1
Feb 5 • 69 min
On Episode 29 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we invited Anthony Pioppi on the show to help us explore the History of Seth Raynor. This Episode is Part 1 of a 2 Part Podcast on one of the greatest golf course architects that ever lived.Support TalkinGolf
Episode 28: TG History 28: History of Donald Ross Part 2
Jan 24 • 66 min
The TalkinGolf History podcast proudly presents Part 2 of the two part interview with Donald Ross expert, Bradley Klein on the "History of Donald Ross." This interview starts right where episode 27 stopped, diving into the history of Donald Ross and the…
Episode 27: TG History 27: History of Donald Ross Part 1
Jan 17 • 74 min
The History of Donald Ross, Part 1 of a 2 Part Interview with Donald Ross expert, Bradley S. Klein. In this episode, Bradley discusses the strategy, the issues and the internal tug of war of restoring a Donald Ross course, as well as some of his favorite…
Episode 26: TG History 26: The Myths of Ben Hogan
Jan 9 • 107 min
On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into "The Myths of Ben Hogan" by examining the historical periodicals of the moments that shaped his legend. We are joined by Jeff Martin, the creator of the "Thinking About Golf" website who…
Episode 25: TG History 25: 125 years of the USGA
Dec 21, 2019 • 102 min
On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we celebrate the USGA's 125th anniversary with our special guest, Senior Golf Historian for the USGA, Victoria Nenno. On this episode, Victoria discusses what preceded the USGA, the events that led to its…
Episode 24: TG History 24: The Underrated, John Ball, Jr.
Dec 8, 2019 • 84 min
On this episode of the TalkinGolf History podcast we turn back the clock more than 100 years to spend some time reflecting on the remarkable feats of the "everyman champion," John Ball, Junior with author Alistair Noakes. Alistair Noakes, author of…
Episode 23: TG History 23: The Most Unique Tournament in the World?
Nov 21, 2019 • 60 min
Golf Collecting Pioneer, Pete Georgiady joins us on the TalkinGolf History podcast to discuss how he became one of the foremost experts in the world on antique golf clubs and to discuss one of the most unique golf tournaments in the world…The National…
TG History 22: The Club That Time Forgot: LZGC
Nov 6, 2019 • 60 min
Lake Zurich Golf Club is the club that time forgot. On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast our special guest, Ed Rutledge gives our listeners a glimpse into the world of one of the most exclusive and perhaps recluse golf clubs in the United…
Episode 21: TG History 21: History of Sharp Park
Oct 20, 2019 • 64 min
We live in an era of renewed appreciation for the golf course architecture that came before us. For the past decade some of the greatest golf courses in the world have undergone restoration projects to bring back the original intentions of the their…
TG History 20: Payne Stewart - The Whole Story
Oct 10, 2019 • 91 min
Twenty years ago this month the world followed the breaking news story of the unresponsive plane that crashed in an open field in South Dakota. One of the passengers on that fatal journey was Payne Stewart. In 2019 author Kevin Robbins takes us all on a…
TG History 19: George Roddy - Unknown Champion
Sep 21, 2019 • 53 min
The amazing story of George Roddy, the best golfer you've never heard of. Rick Brown, legendary golf writer from Iowa, will soon release a book on the history of golf in the Midwestern State and a big part of that story is George Roddy. Roddy is a…
TG History 18: From The Fringe - Slow Play
Sep 5, 2019 • 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…
TG History 17: Bob Jones IV Talks About His Legendary Grandfather
Aug 15, 2019 • 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…
TG History 16: Author Stephen Proctor On Young Tom Morris
Aug 3, 2019 • 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…
TG History 15: From The Fringe - The Stolen Major
Jul 16, 2019 • 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…
TG History 14: Dr Tony Parker and The Open
Jul 11, 2019 • 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…
TG History 13: The Remarkable Moe Norman
Jun 19, 2019 • 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…
TG History 12: How The US Open Got Off To A False Start
Jun 5, 2019 • 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…
TG History 11: From The Fringe - The Champ Who Lost His Mind
May 30, 2019 • 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…
TG History 10: The Story Behind The Story Of The Lido
May 18, 2019 • 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…
TG History 09: Listener Episode
May 10, 2019 • 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…
TG History Ep 08: Keith Cutten
Apr 26, 2019 • 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…
TG History Ep 07: Green Jacket Auctions
Apr 11, 2019 • 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…
TG History Ep 06: Sid Matthew on Bob Jones
Mar 28, 2019 • 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…
TG History 05: The Story Of Karsten Solheim and PING
Mar 15, 2019 • 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…
TG History 04 - The Weird And Wonderful Rules Of Golf
Feb 28, 2019 • 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…
TG History 03: Major questions for the Major Championships
Feb 18, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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…
TG History 01: The Why’s Of Golf
Jan 23, 2019 • 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…