Month: April 2020

Blind Shots Podcast Episode 5 – Peter Schmitt of the Eternal Summer Golf Society

Welcome to Episode 5 of the Blind Shots Podcast! In this episode I interview my friend Peter Schmitt of the Eternal Summer Golf Society. Peter and I discuss how he found his love for the game after taking some time away from it,

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Blind Shots Podcast Short Game Session 4 – Memories, Golf Dreams and Escapism in a Pandemic

We are all dealing with the isolation and social distancing in our own ways. Some of us are still playing golf under strict guidelines, while others sit idly by while their golf courses are shut down. Neither situation is ideal. For me,

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Ep 104: What Will Become Of The European Tour?

With professional golf on hold for the foreseeable future only one thing is certain: the pay for play game will look very different on the other side of the Corona Virus pandemic. Can the European Tour survive the current crisis and if not will it be the PGA Tour or the Premier Golf League that becomes its saviour? Just one of the myriad questions pondered when Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri are joined by sports business expert Richard Gillis on Episode 104 of State of the Game.

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Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 1

Jim Urbina and Derek Duncan discuss George Thomas, Pete Dye’s par-5 holes, Riviera, the Ghost Tree at Old Macdonald, whether bunkers have become too sanitized, “reasonable” green speeds, Stimpmeter readings from the 1970s.

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Ep 027: The Ghosts of Masters Past

For more than a decade Scott Micheaux had one of the best jobs in golf. As one of the lead golf writers for the Augusta Chronicle Michaux was tasked each year with producing a major profile of the defending champion in readiness as part of the paper’s preview for each years event. From Angel Cabrera to Adam Scott and a surprise encounter with Tiger Woods, Michaux has some fabulous memories and stories from one of the most revered tournaments – and clubs – in the game.

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Episode 35: TG History 35: MacKenzie Part 3, Cypress Point

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.

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Episode 68: Jeff Bradley

For almost 25 years, Jeff Bradley has been known as the preeminent builder of golf course bunkers in the U.S. Working primarily for Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, his artistic bunkering has helped define the strategies and style of places like Cuscowilla…

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The Thing About Golf #15: Tom Doak

Tom Doak is one of golf’s intriguing characters. In the early days of his career, he was best known for his Confidential Guide, a book which featured some blunt and controversial takes on golf courses around the world. For more than 20 years now he has created commercially successful and critically acclaimed courses in almost every corner of the globe, which has seen him become a celebrity in the sub-culture that is golf course architecture. Here, host Rod Morri asks him, “What is the thing about golf?”

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Ep 026: Covid 19 Now and Beyond

We’d all love to talk about something else but the realities of the ongoing Corona Virus Pandemic are making it hard. This week Matt Day, GM at Perth’s 27-hole Collier Park facility, joins the pod to talk about the day to day realities of life in charge of two golf courses and some major projects which have been thrown into uncertainty. Matt is a thoughtful analyst of the golf business – and public golf in particular – and his insights are always worth listening to.

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