Month: September 2020

The Thing About Golf #27: Dean Herden

Some people are born to be Generals while some are more naturally comfortable in the role of lieutenant; Dean Herden is the latter. After a playing career that didn’t pan out as he had hoped, Herden took what would be an unthinkable step for many: he swapped sides and stated carrying the bag for others. 28 years and 51 victories later, it seems he made the right call. Herden covers plenty of ground in this wide-ranging chat with host Rod Morri, including revealing the secret to the success of Korea’s women golfers and a heads up on three up and comers who might just be the ‘next big thing’.

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Ep 106: Will Winged Foot Be The Turning Point In The Distance Debate?

It’s the topic everyone is talking about but not everyone is Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford. Two of the most respected voices in the game weigh in on Bryson, Winged Foot and the future of golf.

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Episode 71: Chris Wilczynski

Golf architect Chris Wilczynski has bridged two distinct eras–that of the course-a-day, turn and burn construction frenzy of the 1990s and 2000s, and now the current period of “slow” golf with its focus on boutique operations and club restoration.

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Ep 50: Whinged Foot – The Fallout

Thee’s been no shortage of whining and whinging about the US Open at Winged Foot and you’ll find plenty more of it here though hopefully with a somewhat different angle. Enjoy.

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Ep 49: Winged Foot and The Wall

We try not to talk a bout the same stuff as everybody else on Good Good but every now and then there is no getting around it. Hopefully we at least bring some fresh perspectives to the discussion about the wall controversy at the ANA as well as what’s ahead at the US Open.

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Episode 48: TGH 48: The House of Winged Foot

On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we explore not just the architecture and the architect of the historic Winged Foot Golf Club clubhouse, but the history of Golf Clubhouse Architecture in America. Our guest today is Jim Sitar, the person behind the famous Instagram account, “GolfClubHouses,” where you can explore many of the famous clubhouses from around the world.

Clubhouses provide more than just a place to change your shoes – listen in for the history and evolution of the buildings many of us take for granted.

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Episode 47: TGH 47: The Old Man – Walter Travis

Walter Travis lived the life that so many of us dream of – picking up the game just under the age of 35 and winning 4 major championships he became not only America’s hero, but Austrialia’s first major champion!

Walter Travis only gave golf 30 years of his life, but his contributions can be felt by everyone who has ever picked up a golf club. He was called the Old Man, but in reality he was Golf’s Renaissance Man.

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Ep 048: Logue’s Back And So Is Huggy

John Huggan joins Episode 48 to break down everything that is wrong with the Tour Championship (and the rest of the PGA Tour), the parlous state of the European Tour and what the future may hold, Sophia Popov not being in the ANA and plenty more as well.

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The Thing About Golf #26: Karen Lunn

There’s often an adversarial nature to the relationship between golfers and administrators which is why it’s rare to find a successful player who makes the transition to the other side. One shining example is Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) CEO Karen Lunn – a 10-time Ladies European Tour winner, who now has the responsibility of steering the women’s professional game in Australia into a very uncertain future. Never one to shy away from controversy, Lunn talks about modern equipment and its impact on the game to the lack of ‘mongrel’ in some of the game’s younger players. After a lifetime in golf Lunn has collected plenty of nuggets of wisdom and she shares many of them during the course of this interview with host Rod Morri.

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