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Month: February 2021
Many believe golf is in a second golden age of course architecture with some of the finest minds in the field producing amazing courses around the world. But today’s guest, Colin Criss, thinks we may be going too far with modern design. In a fascinating piece for The Fried Egg website last week he outlined his thoughts on ‘Big’ v ‘Small’ golf and he joins the pod this week to tease out some of those notions.Read More
There isn’t much Mat Goggin hasn’t done in the game of golf, from Australian Amateur champion to professional tournament winner.
But what makes the Tasmanian such a compelling interview is that his interests are broader than just the game. An intelligent and articulate speaker who is widely read, Goggin often gives unexpected answers to seemingly simple questions and always keeps the listener – and interviewer – on their toes.
Now in his mid-forties and heavily involved in the Seven Mile Beach development in Hobart, it would be easy to assume Goggin’s playing days are over. But as you’ll hear from the wisdom dispensed in this interview, that would be a real shame both for Goggin and for fans of the game.
One final note: whether before or after listening to this episode it is also recommended to read the blog post linked below. In it, Goggin explains some of his beginnings in the game and how the Seven Mile Beach project came to be. It is a wonderful accompaniment to our chat and also helps to answer that opening question: What’s The Thing About Golf for Mat Goggin?
On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into the profound history of Herbert Warren Wind. Few sports writers in history hold a candle to the great Herbert Warren WInd, and we golfers should cherish the fact that he was on our side.
If you think you know a lot about the man that the USGA named its highest honor in literature after, think again – his contributions to the game will echo in golf’s history.
Our guests for today’s show are Bradley Klein and Stephen Proctor.
One of he more intriguing aspects of the R&A and USGA Distance Insights Report is a study of how golf courses have changed in size and shape over the decades. USGA Manager of Green Section Education George Waters joins the pod for a fascinating look at the findings and how several factors – including increased hitting distance – continue to impact the game’s footprint.Read More
Blind Shots Podcast Episode 27 – Americans in Pinehurst Roundtable – Dormie Club and flavors of Pinehurst Village
It’s Round Four of The Americans in Pinehurst Roundtable, with erstwhile friends, Matt and Fred. In this episode we discuss a bit of a Sandhills Unicorn: a relatively new golf course, by Pinehurst area standards. I mean, of course, the Dormie Club,Read More
We welcome John Huggan back to he pod this week to talk all things professional golf from the lure of Jordan Spieth to the ethics of golf in Saudi Arabia. As always, it’s a can’t miss discussion with one of the keenest minds in the game.Read More
Canadian designer Ian Andrew, Feed the Ball guest from Episode 14, is back to visit with Derek Duncan and Jim Urbina. The conversation turns to topics of: –Choose Your Own Adventure golf architecture; –The satisfactions of playing “unknown” courses; –G…Read More