“Please” and “thank you” are just the beginning. Let’s see how being polite may be a reason for golf’s slow moving progression to equality.Read More
Month: August 2020
Blind Shots Podcast Episode 16 – Americans in Pinehurst Roundtable –Pinehurst #1, The Cradle & Thistle Dhu
Welcome to our new Americans in Pinehurst series. Familiar voices from a new setting, as Fred, Matt, and I provide tales, laughs, and analysis on our experiences in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. This week we discuss how we began our 2020 Golf…Read More
This is one of the most fascianting episodes of the TalkinGolf History Podcast I have ever done – the story of one of Al Capone’s Hitmen, the man who likely designed the infamous St Valentine’s Day Massacre and the story of how he played in the 1933 Western Open at Olympia Fields…and was arrested on the course during the second round of play!
If that isnt good enough for you our guest John Fischer discusses his father, the last man to win a major championship using hickory shafted clubs, and for decades was responsible for setting the pins for the Masters. This episode is surely bound for the TGH Hall of Fame!!!Read More
TalkinGolf History is proud to release Part 2 of the History of Olympia Fields Country Club, with special guests Bob Topel and Andy Staples. In this episode we discuss how the major championships forged the lore of the Home of Champions…Olympia Fields and then dive into how a masterplan for a restoration can help celebrate this historic club’s legacy.
A great conversation and a couple of laughs follow. As always…enjoy!Read More
On episode 46 we get into a bit of good old fashioned network cross promotion when we welcome On the Tee With Dr P host Dr Kelly Price back to the show. Dr P is an academic with a particular interest in women’s golf as well as the psychology of consumers in the retail space. If you’re looking for a way to cure your slice or stop three putting this won’t be the show for you but if you enjoy intelligent conversation about big picture topics then you’ve come to the right place.Read More
In Episode 44 we are joined by special guests, Olympia Fields Historian, Bob Topel and Golf Course Architect, Andy Staples to discuss the history of one of the finest country clubs in the United States of America. Over the course of this two part special we will dive into the history of Olympia Fields, how we almost lost her to the Great Depression, the architects who designed her 4 courses and the majors that defined her.
“Olympia Fields was the Private Bandon Dunes of her time.”
– Andy Staples
Welcome to episode 15. I chat with one of the best people I’ve met in the golf industry, John Kim, of U.S. Kids Golf. He’s a true golf tragic if there ever was one, but has been blessed to see some of the best things in golf up close and personal.Read More
On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into one of the most important visual acquisitions in USGA Museum’s History. Over the past several decades Howard Schickler has amassed one of the most comprehensive collections of early golf photography starting from the earliest days of photography and running through the period that preceded World War I.
Our two guests today Howard Schickler, the curator of this collection and Hilary Cronheim, the Senior Director of the USGA Golf Museum discuss the collection and its ability to help tell golf’s great history.Read More