It’s not the sexiest topic in golf but it is one that has far reaching impacts and Golf NSW’s recent announcement about a programme of regional golf events supported by the state government over the next three years is a huge positive. Mark Hayes joins the pod to break down the announcement plus the broader impact of golf on regional Australia and, conversely, the impact of regional Australia on golf. There’s also a bit about Patrick Reed.Read More
Month: January 2023
Some listener feedback sparked this week’s episode when Glenn Chisolm, an aboriginal man from South Australia, got in touch to enquire if we had recorded any episodes specifically on the relationship between golf and indigenous Australia. The answer was no so we invited Glenn on to correct that state of affairs and it was a fascinating chat.Read More
In Episode 98, golf historian Dave Moore joins the show to share the tragic story of US Amateur Champion, Eben Beyer who conquered the game of golf but was struck down in his youth by radium poisoning. It goes down in golf history as one of golf’s saddest stories.Read More
Rating and reviewing golf courses is nothing new but UK based online publication Women and Golf has given the old idea a twist with a new section devoted to reviews of courses by women for women. Editor Emma Ballard joins the pod to explain why the idea was needed and what she hopes it will achieve.Read More
I contemplate how my local golf club professionals fulfill a role that I formerly found in my barber, my bartender, or my colleagues. Talker. Friend. Listener. Confidant. Fellow traveler. They are the fabric that binds me to my golf community,Read More
What better way to kick off season 5 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast than with an unplanned podcast with my dear friend Vaughn Halyard. We had just concluded our round on the newly restored Belleair CC and Vaughn wanted to to go public with his thoughts.
What follows is a funny podcast where Vaughn and I talk about Donald Ross’ Belleair CC, our travels across the country sharing golf history through storytelling and where this podcast should go in 2023.Read More