Month: March 2022

Episode 80: TGH 80: The Champion Without a Major

TalkinGolf History proudly presents Episode #80: The Champion Without a Major, which tells the story of Sam Byrd – a man who once won a World Series with Babe Ruth, a man Bobby Jones once called the “greatest driver of the golf ball he ever saw” and the only man to ever play in both the World Series and the Masters.

If that isnt good enough for you – listen in and hear the amazing story of how Babe Ruth contributed to modern day golf instruction!!!

An amazing episode with returning guest, John Fischer.

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Episode 8: Jasper Miners from

Jasper Miners from joins us today to conduct a whistle stop tour through the first golden age of golf course architecture – how this period and its’ protagonists transformed the penal Victorian school of architecture that characterised the first inland courses. We look at the importance of Low, Patton, Colt and Simpson and how they built a profession on the shoulders of the giants – Robertson, Morris, Taylor and Braid.

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Episode 7: From Feathery to Forge with Roger McStravick

In this episode we explore some of the history of the modern game of golf, how through a modicum of good fortune, leadership and a supporting cast of extraordinary golfers, St Andrews became the home of golf. Its’ influence then spread far and wide in developing the game of golf around the world.

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SOG 120: Distance Insights and more

It’s happening too slowly for many but it does look like it IS happening. Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton join host Rod Morri to discuss the ‘under the radar’ distance announcement, TPC Sawgrass, the Saudi League and more.

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Episode 6: Greenkeeping 101 with Richard Pennell

Better known for his recent alter ego @pitchmarks on twitter, Mr. Richard Pennell has many strings to his bow. A writer, golfer, green keeper, managing secretary and golf weirdo (my words to be clear)….. Richard is a font of knowledge on all things golfing…. tune in if you are a golfer that wantsto learn some more about green keeping, agronomy and more

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Ep 105: Women and Golf with Nicole Wheatley

Nicole Wheatley has been in the golf industry for more than 20 years and has some fascinating thoughts on what the game gets wrong – and right – about its marketing.

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Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 20, ft. Dave Axland and Tim Liddy

Tim Liddy and Dave Axland have worked together on a number of projects including, most recently, Harrison Lake in Indiana, a remodel that included the addition of several new holes and a re-routing of the course. Liddy, the primary designer,

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Episode 79: TGH 79: A Golf Historian’s Scavenger Hunt EP 1

The first and hopefully not the last of a series we call, “A Golf Historian’s Scavenger Hunt,” where your host Connor T. Lewis will discuss historical artifacts from all over the world – share their story and how hard it would be for you to view that item.

This episode will take you to Chicago Golf Club, Oakmont CC and Seminole Golf Club for a show that we think will be unlike any other. Come for the history and stay for the great stories. An insiders look into strange artifacts and how they shaped the game of golf.

A special thanks to the artists who were so kind to allow the show to use their music:

Oak Studios presents “I Just Want Quiet”
Harry Lightfoot presents “Return Triumphant”
Johnny Easton presents “Purpose”

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Untitled Episode

Author Stephen Proctor joins episode 104 to talk his upcoming book ‘The Long Golden Afternoon’ about one of the most pivotal periods in the games history, 1864-1914. If Stephen’s last book – Monarch Of The Green – is anything to go by this will be a brilliant, insightful and entertaining read.

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Episode 5: The Story of St Patrick’s Links at Rosapenna Golf Resort

This is the story of St. Patrick’s Links at Rosapenna Golf Resort. We take a look at its development with two of the lead protagonists and delve deeply into the design and build process that has delivered golfing heaven in spades.

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