Month: April 2020

Feed the Ball Salon, Vol. 3

Golf course designer and renovation specialist Jeff Mingay enters the Salon to talk about St. Andrews with Jim Urbina and Derek Duncan. The central theme is, if The Old Course is so great, why aren’t there more courses that are like it?

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Episode 37: TGH 37: The Lost Routings of Cypress Point

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 been a part of – with special guests Sven Nilsen and Bret Lawrence.

No matter how you look at the discovery and the “who done it” what we do have are two very early routings of Cypress Point that are different than the course Dr. Alister MacKenzie gave us.

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Ep 029: Canada’s Answer To Mike Clayton

Ian Andrew is a gentler version of our own Mike Clayton, a passionate course architect whose perspective and interest in the game is infinitely broader than his own place in it. Andrew joined Episode 29 to talk about his new book on famed Canadian architect Stanley Thompson plus a myriad of other topics including, but not limited to, the purpose of bunkers, the emerging moral issue of water and golf and why the future might be better for those who think width and angle are the keys to more interesting golf.

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Blind Shots Podcast Episode 6 – Americans in Scotland Roundtable, Round 1

Welcome to Episode 6 – The Americans in Scotland Round table, Round One. It’s a virtual round table conversation with my Scottish Golf Trip companions, Fred and Matt, discussing our preparations for our Scottish,

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Blind Shots Podcast – Short Game Session #5: Kearney Hill, The Old Course, and Great Walks

In this week’s mini-episode, I explore the utter joy of walking a golf course for the sake of a good walk. I’ve been out to Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington taking very amateur pictures of the course for a blog project.

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The Thing About Golf #16: Christina Kim & Duncan French

Even casual golf fans will be familiar with the name Christina Kim, the former Solheim Cup player and three-time LPGA Tour winner. She’s one of the game’s most popular players and you’ll understand why by the end of this interview. But equally interesting is her less well-known but equally well-liked boyfriend and occasional caddie, Duncan French. The Kiwi-born French is a respected bagman in his own right, having helped guide Michelle Wie to her only major victory at the 2014 US Women’s Open. They might be an odd couple, but here they talk about their shared passion for the game.

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Episode 36: TGH 36: History of Dr. Alister Mackenzie – Augusta National

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.

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Feed the Ball Salon, Vol. 2

Designer Bill Coore comes into the salon to discuss greens and putting surfaces with Jim Urbina and Derek Duncan. Topics include the importance of shaping greens and surrounds in relation to single holes or the entire golf course,

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Ep 028: Where Golf And Art Intersect With Lee Wybranski

Sick of Covid 19? Us too. So we’re not mentioning it this week. Instead, we’re delving into the world of golf and art when we catch up with renowned golf artist Lee Wybranski. Lee has produced the posters for every US Open since 2008 and has painted as well as work for The Open Championship, PGA and Ryder Cup. He has also been commissioned to paint just about every significant club and course in North East America as well as many Scotland, too. Lee’s passion for course architecture shines through in this engaging discussion on the world where golf and art meet.

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