Month: December 2020

Episode 56: TGH 56: My Friend, Ben Hogan

The TalkinGolf History podcast finishes its second season with legendary writer and broadcaster, Ben Wright who spent three decades in the towers of Augusta National broadcasting the Masters.

Mr. Wright joins us for a series of podcasts kicking off with “My Friend, Ben Hogan” where he talks about his special friendship with Ben Hogan and how he saw every single shot Ben Hogan hit to claim the 1953 Open Championship at Carnoustie.

What was it like to see Hogan at his very best?

A story about Jack Nicklaus crying at the Open.

Ben Wright hitting irons while being watched by Ben Hogan.

This is a must listen to episode…and the good news…there are at least 2 more interviews with Ben Wright coming!!!

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The Thing About Golf #33: Author, Tom Callahan

Tom Callahan is one of the best all-round sports writers in the world. Golf has been lucky to have such a fine wordsmith, with a genuine love for the game, witness its biggest moments and tell the stories of champions. In a career spanning five decades, he’s has had enough experiences to last a few life times from having Ben Hogan critique his swing, to Arnold Palmer making him drinks to trekking through a Vietnam jungle looking for the family of Tiger Phong, the soldier after whom Earl Woods nicknamed his son. In this episode to close out 2020 for The Thing About Golf podcast, host John Huggan chats with Callahan about his colourful career that has included working as a columnist for The Washington Post, long-form writing for Time magazine and authoring best-sellers like In Search Of Tiger and Arnie: The Life Of Arnold Palmer among others. And it shouldn’t surprise that he apart from writing good stories, he tells good ones as well.

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Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 14, ft. Forrest Richardson

Golf course architect Forrest Richardson was elected in 2020 to be the 75th president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, a chair that’s been held by such notable designers as Stanley Thompson, Robert Trent Jones,

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Ep 059: Stakes High In The Battle For Moore Park

If one of Australia’s most successful public golf facilities can be cut from 18 to nine holes what hope is there for smaller operations around the country? On Episode 59 of the Good Good podcast we’e joined by Moore Park Golf Club member Lucie Quilliam to get a local perspective on Sydney City Council’s move to cut the course to nine holes.

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Blind Shots Podcast Episode 20 – The StoneCrest Series, Part 1, with architect Brian Ross

We welcome golf course architect Brian Ross in Episode 20, the first of a small series of episodes focused on one of my favorite and most special places in golf, StoneCrest Golf Course in Floyd County, Kentucky.

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Ep 058: Lukas Michel

2020 has been quite the journey for Lukas Michel and he joins the pod in studio in Sydney for a recap of a remarkable year. There’s lots of chat about Augusta, Winged Foot and course achitecture.

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The Thing About Golf #32: Robert MacIntyre

This episode of the The Thing About Golf has a distinct Scottish flavour as we welcome John Huggan in his debut episode as co-host where he chats with Scotland’s most promising young professional in Robert MacIntyre. Huggan caught up with MacIntyre the week after he claimed his maiden European Tour title, the first of what many good judges believe will be multiple career victories. MacIntyre is not your run of the mill Touring Professional and in this fascinating conversation with Huggan reveals some insight into an upbringing surrounded by foster brothers and sisters, his passion for the little known Scottish pastime of Shinty and why he’ll never win his club championship playing right handed.

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