Month: February 2019

TG History 04 – The Weird And Wonderful Rules Of Golf

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 wonderful rules governing the game over time. Join hosts Rod Morri and Connor Lewis for Episode 4 as they break down some of the crazier laws golf has endured over time.

TG History 03: Major questions for the Major Championships

We all know there are four Majors in golf but when did that happen? Was The Masters a Major in 1935 when Gene Sarazen struck ‘the shot heard round the world’? Should Walter Hagen’s five PGA titles between 1921 and 1927 be considered Grand Slam victories? And will Craig Perks retroactively become New Zealand’s third men’s Major champion if The Players is one day deemed a Major? All this and more when TalkinGolf History welcomes special guest historian Bill Williams to Episode Three for a lively discussion on golf’s ‘Big Four’ Tournaments.

Episode 44: Jim Wagner

Jim Wagner and Gil Hanse have been design partners for over 20 years. Though Hanse‚Äôs name is on their courses, Wagner has been equally influential in their concepts and outcomes while overseeing a dedicated group of shapers and designers known as the C…

TG 02: John Huggan with Catriona Matthew

After a fantastic response to our first TalkinGolf History podcast last week we change gears this week as we welcome respected golf writer John Huggan to the fold with the first of an ongoing series of interviews. This week Huggy sits down with Solheim Cup Captain and friend Catriona Matthew.

Episode 43: Brian Silva

Brian Silva began working for iconic New England architect Geoffrey Cornish in 1983, building golf courses in the traditional way of the day. After a revelation concerning the essence of strategic golf he transitioned into golf course restoration,

Episode 89: SOG Ep 089: Saudi Arabia, Hao Tong Li and Augusta National

The storm over the European Tour’s visit to Saudi Arabia is only intensifying but it’s not the only controversy bubbling in golf. There is still lots of disquiet over the penalising of Hao Tong Li in Dubai as well as discussion about Lucas Herbert’s explanation of his actions in removing loose impediments with his club in wasteland in the same event. It’s not all bad news though, with Geoff Shackelford believing changes to the 5th hole at Augusta National made public this week suggesting the course may be moving back in the right direction.