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Month: June 2021
From Colin Montgomerie to Francesco Molinari, and countless others in between, there isn’t much Denis Pugh hasn’t seen or done in the world of elite player coaching. To listen to him, though, you’d never know it. The down-to-earth Englishman brings a rare and engaging mix of humour and bluntness to any conversation and this delightful chat with John Huggan is no different. Pugh was generous with his time and thoughts in this episode and it is one you’ll want to listen to at least twice because there is simply too much insight to take in in one sittingRead More
James Duncan came to the U.S. from his native Denmark in the early 1990s to learn the craft of building golf courses. He learned from the best, working first with Tom Doak and Renaissance Golf Design, then joining with Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw to he…Read More
One of life’s great luxuries is to talk golf with Mike Clayton. Running a close second is to listen to Clayton talk about golf. We did the former on Episode 81 so you could do the latter. Topics include Peter Thomson’s writings from 1981, last week’s US Open, Australians under performing, Hannah Green, Su Oh and a couple of rabbit holes as well.Read More
It’s been six weeks since the golf course in the small country town of Dunedoo in NSW was severely damaged in a vandalism attack. This week we turn away from the US Open at Torrey Pines to get an update on the remarkable generosity that has seen Dunedoo start the journey to recovery with Club President Mark Gallagher and GM Ricky Bush. The third men’s major of the year does get some air time but in typical Good Good fashion not in the way you’d think.Read More
Episode #69 is a fascinating show on one of golf’s most mysterious debates – Did Ben Hogan win 5 US Opens and not 4? The story hinges on the designiation of the 1942 Hale America National Open, which was held in place of the canceled 1942 US Open. Some have fought for decades to declare this event a US Open while others have scoffed at the idea.
Author Peter May recently published a new book, “The Open Question: Ben Hogan and Golf’s Most Enduring Controversey” joins us on the show to argue the case for Ben Hogan winning his 5th US Open.
Its a great interview which ends with my thoughts on the controversy.
In the world of golf course architecture Bill Coore is considered royalty. His design work alongside partner Ben Crenshaw coupled with mentoring many of the game’s current top architects is legendary. And yet, it would be difficult to imagine a more grounded or genuinely humble human being. In Episode 44 of The Thing About Golf, host Rod Morri chats with Coore to try to pinpoint just what it is about golf that has seen him devote his life to the game. We cover topics as varied as his latest Australian project – the stunning Bougle Run short course at Barnbougle Dunes (you can read Golf Australia magazine editor Brendan James’ review at www.golfaustralia.com.au) – public golf, course presentation, the future of the game and more.Read More
It was a ground breaking week at the 76th US Women’s Open with almost half the volunteer grounds staff made up of women from all over the US. Minnesota based golf architect Kari Haug was among that number and joins the pod this week to talk about that experience plus some thoughts on golf and its place in the community, why she wants to build a course with canal canoes and what Scotland taught her about what making golf interesting.Read More
On Episode #68 we are joined by Hall of Famer, Two Time Major Champion, Ryder Cup Hero and Captain…Tony Jacklin!
This is Part 1 of a series of podcasts with Tony Jacklin.
In part 1 we dive into his early days playing the game, how he rose to the professional ranks and his major championship success and even failures. In the next installment we will dive into the Ryder Cup.
Not to be missed: His stories of Ben Hogan, Peter Thomson and Bobby Locke.
Mr. Jacklin is now a master woodworker who specializes in Marquetry. To view and even purchase his work please visit the link below: