Month: November 2020

Episode 55: TGH 55: The History of Perry Maxwell

The Golf Course Architecture Magician of the Midwest had the marvelous ability to shape the land in such a way that it would appear that it had to be Nature’s work – it has been said that you wont find 18 better greens in the world, than you will find at the Maxwell Masterpiece – Prairie Dunes County Club. Prairie Dunes, much like Perry Maxwell somehow sits under the radar- both the club and the man were gamechangers for golf design in America, built upon the traditions of the old Scottish game.

Download and listen to this ode to Perry Maxwell – the genius of the shadows- perhaps the only man to have completed design work at Pine Valley, Augusta National and Cypress Point.

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SG 108: The Masters With Lukas Michel

A look at the 2020 Masters from both inside and outside the ropes when Lukas Michel joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri.

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The Thing About Golf #31: Wade Ormsby

Twice a Honk Kong Open winner Ormsby is one of those golfers who has flown mostly under the radar of much of his career. It would be fair to say he was a bit of a late bloomer in terms of his golf but as you’ll hear in this conversation he has no regrets about learning his craft on the job, so to speak. Hailing from Adelaide where his father, PETER, also a professional, owns one of the most successful off course retail golf shops in the country we caught up with Wade in his home town where he was into day eight of his 14 day quarantine after returning from the UK. From his multiple successful trips to Q School to a life-long friendship with Adam Scott to the business realities of playing golf for a living, Ormsby is open, honest and reflective in this interview which I hope you enjoy…

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Ep 57: Less Than Perfect Makes For Ideal Masters

The course wasn’t it’s usual pristine best but it didn’t detract from the 84th edition of the Masters at Augusta National. Carolina Golf Course Superintendent Matthew Wharton joins the pod to discuss ‘Augusta Syndrome’, golfer expectations and the golf course as a living breathing, entity.

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Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 13, ft. Kyle Phillips

Architect Kyle Phillips began his illustrious career as an associate working for Robert Trent Jones II in California. He gained unique design and planning expertise working on a slate of international courses for Jones,

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Ep 56: Ewan Porter On Kids, Socks, The Masters and More

Former Tour player turned TV commentator and junior golf advocate Ewan Porter is on a Sydney golf odyssey tracing his roots in the game back to his childhood so it seemed the perfect opportunity to get him in studio for a chat all things golf. From his now infamous black sock incident at a leading Sydney club to his Junior Series and what to expect at The Masters it’s just a good old fashioned chat about golf.

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Episode 54: TGH 54: The Masters: The Making of a Major

We welcome back to the podcast Jeff Martin, golf researcher and founder of Thinking About Golf. After to listening to Episode #3, Jeff decided to do some research – little did he know that his research would encompass hundreds of hours to get to the very root of the questions;
When did the The Augusta National Invitational become the Masters?
When did the Masters become a Major Championship?
And the search for the lost apostrophe…

Listen in and learn more about what is usually the first major of the year and in 2020 will be the last major of the year.

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Episode 53: TGH 53: The Evolution of Augusta Part 2: Holes 10-18

On this episode of TalkinGolf History, the gentlemen from Evalu18 dive into the second nine of Augusta National and how it has evolved since its inception. We end this show discussing what if anything we might recommend in terms of restoring ANGC.

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The Thing About Golf #30: Jane Lock

The name Jane Lock will be familiar to anybody with an interest in the history of the game in Australia. After all, she won the Australian Women’s Amateur three times and was a member of the first Aussie team to win what’s now known as the Espirito Santo trophy, the world cup of amateur golf. But beyond that, most of us know almost nothing of Jane Lock. An LPGA Tour player from 1980 to 1986 her professional record never really reached the heights of her amateur achievements. But her contribution to the game in Australia should not be overlooked.

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