Month: October 2020

Ep 54: Mike Clayton and Harley Kruse

We’ve swapped one keen golf mind for two on Ep 54. With Adrian Logue off playing golf it was generous of Mike Clayton and Harley Kruse to step in and save the day. A great chat about golf and its place in society and what the game can do to help secure its own future.

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The Thing About Golf #29: James Nitties

The first time he played golf he shot “about 140.” Last year at the Vic Open, James Nitties joined an elite group in the record books when he reeled off nine birdies in a row. In between, the Novocastrian has been on quite the golfing journey and he’s here to talk about it all on Episode 29 of The Thing About Golf.

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Episode 50: TGH 50: Saint Andrew’s Golf Club

Saint Andrew’s Golf Club in New York is known as the club of many firsts – it is the seed that grew golf across the United States. We dive into the history of one of the five founding clubs of the USGA and how a three hole course in a cow pasture helped start a golf craze that spread across the United States.

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Ep 53: Journos; Who Needs ’em?

In a world of social media where anyone with an internet connection can broadcast an opinion is there still a role for trained journalists? Michael McEwan, Digital Editor of UK based magazine Bunkered, says yes and joins the pod this week to discuss.

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The Thing About Golf #28: Brad Hughes

Brad Hughes was always known as a level above when it came to ball-striking and on those weeks when his putting matched he was close to unbeatable. But as the game moved away from the heavy wooden clubs of his youth, Hughes’ advantage became less and less. He began a search to understand the swing, a search which has ultimately seen him emerge in recent years as one of the game’s most sought after coaches. Hughes is an interesting thinker and an engaging speaker and we hope you enjoy what is a comprehensive discussion about all things golf.

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Ep 51: John Huggan, Brandel Chamblee And The Bubble

Two big events for John Huggan this week: he was on site at a golf tournament for the first time since February and he also got blocked by Brandel Chamblee on Twitter. Hard to imagine a better time to get Simon the pod even though it’s only been four weeks since his last appearance. Enjoy!

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Episode 49: TGH 49: The History of Prairie Dunes

This is the story of Prairie Dunes Country Club which nealry every publication considers it to be one of the Top 30 Golf Courses in the United States. It was built during the Great Depression with a singular focus of being the best golf course in the USA… many believed it reached that goal.

Join our discussion with PDCC Historians Rusty Hilst and Jim Gilliland as we explore the club’s history and look behind the curtain of golf’s version of Field of Dreams.

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