Month: November 2021

Ep 095: The Future of Public Golf

One Bearded Golfer (AKA Dave Hill) joins the pod for a review of the recent National Links Trust symposium on public golf. Dave attended digitally and reports on some of the ideas that came out of the event.

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Episode 75: TGH 75: The Rise and Demise of Spalding Golf

This is the first of many episodes that will be titled, “The Rise and Demise of,” these episodes will cover the birth, the rise and the demise of some of the most influential golf manufacturers in history. We are joined by MyGolfSpy’s own John Barba who did the wonderful research on Spalding Golf.

Don’t sleep on this episode if you aren’t a gear head…this episode dives into how Spalding grew golf in America!!!

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Ep 094: The Oceania Golf Players Association

It’s a funny old game, professional golf. The players are the stars of the show though they get little effective say in how their own industry is run. Reigning NSW Open and Moonah Links PGA Classic winner Bryden Macpherson is one of a handful of Australian players trying to change that with the formation of the Oceania Golf Players Association, a group of pros that would like to have more input into the workings of professional golf in Australia.

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Blind Shots Podcast Season 3 Episode 8 – Chris Boysel PGA Part Two

This is the second part of my conversation with my friend, Head Golf Professional at Kearney Hill Golf Links, Chris Boysel, PGA. We talk about keeping golf fun, the practical effect of distance in golf, and why the rest of us are so important.

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SOG 117: Golf’s Hot Mess: Greg Norman, Saudi Arabia, The PGL and the PGA Tour

Having trouble keeping up with who’s who and what’s what in the tumultuous world of rival golf leagues? Join the club. Thankfully, State of the Game co-host Geoff Shackelford is across it all as he joins Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to explain the evolving world Golf Order, the green reading book ban and the intriguing Sandbelt Invitational.

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Episode 78: Steve Smyers and Rethinking Strategy

Like most architects, Steve Smyers has a deep reverence for the classical era and the strategic brilliance of Harry Colt, Alister MacKenzie, George Thomas and others. However, as an elite player as well as a veteran designer,

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Geraldine O’Callaghan

Our guest on Tee for Two today is Geraldine O’Callaghan, the recently appointed course superintendent at Sandringham Golf Links, the home of the new Australian Golf Centre. Gerri is one of a small (but growing) group of women in greenkeeping and is believed to be one of only four female golf course superintendents in Australia….

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Episode 74: TGH 74: The Legacy of Willie Park Part 2

The conclusion of our two part podcast on the Legacy of Willie Park Senior. This episode includes the stories of Open Champions Mungo and Willie park Junior as well as the history of the only 9 hole golf course to host an Open Championship, Musselburgh Links.

A special thanks to my new friend, Mungo Park. Make sure to look out for Mungo’s new book in 2022 on the history of Musselburgh Links and the Park Family.

I would like to thank my 10 year old daughter, Charlotte for closing out the show today.

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