Month: June 2019

SOG Ep 096: McGinley Takes Irish Open Back To The Future

There is much excitement among architecture types about next week’s Irish Open at the famed Lahinch in County Clare. Tournament host Paul McGinley joins Episode 96 of the show to explain how he plans to take the event back to the future making the on-site experience one that far exceeds watching on TV. The 2014 Ryder Cup captain says tournament goers can expect a festival atmosphere in the tiny town of Lahinch as the entire week will be a celebration of the game.

The Course Reports – “Motor CIty Revival!” Detroit GC & The Rocket Mortgage Classic with Jake Mendoza

Episode 12 features Detroit GC Head Superintendent Jake Mendoza bringing listeners up to speed with the Motor City’s newest PGA Tour event!  The greens will be fast and the atmosphere electric! Don’t miss it!

Episode 51: Bruce Charlton

Bruce Charlton joined Robert Trent Jones II in 1981 and the two have been building courses across the globe for nearly 40 years. The firm has earned considerable acclaim for their entire body of work, but their undisputed masterpiece is Chambers Bay ne…

TG History 13: The Remarkable Moe Norman

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 feats of extraordinary hitting are equally legendary among golf aficionados. Moe Norman might be the most remarkable golfer that ever lived and his story is as fascinating as any of the game’s celebrated legends. On episode 13 we meet Tim O’Connor, the man who wrote the first book about Moe in 1995 and remains committed to telling Moe’s story to this day.

The Course Reports – “Past and Present” Ryder Cup Supts Chris Tritabaugh and Chris Zugel

Episode 11 features “Past and Present” Ryder Cup Superintendents Chris Tritabaugh and Chris Zugel talking KPMG Womens PGA Championship at Hazeltine National, and all things Ryder Cup with Host Curtis Tyrrell

SOG Ep 095: Expect A Spiritual US Open At Pebble beach

As the Old Course is to Scotland so Pebble Beach is to America and a US Open on the Monterey Peninsula is something a bit special. Join Pebble beach devotee Geoff Shackelford alongside Mike Clayton and Rod Morri for a breakdown of what role the course might play at this week’s 119th US Open as well as some discussion on the Hank Haney controversy from last weeks US Women’s Open and what the fallout might meaning the bigger picture.

TG History 12: How The US Open Got Off To A False Start

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 on Johnny McDermott plus listener questions about America’s national championship.