Month: June 2023

Episode 26: Grass Routes with Richard Pennell

Friend of the pod Richard Pennell is also known by the @pitchmarks moniker on the socials. A life long procrastinator, Richard finally grasped the writing nettle during lockdown to assist members of Woking GC to deal with covid induced isolation, he would go on to write an as yet unpublished book (it’s a masterpiece) and subsequently launch his stymied substack bog in November 2021. 90 plus missives have been published so far – he has some news, which he wants to share with us… it’s great to have him back!

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Ep 149: Mike Clayton All Things Golf

It’s been too long since we had Mike Clayton on the pod so we tracked him down to Fort Worth Texas and got him on the digital line for a chat about all things golf.

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Episode 105: TGH 105: The Underrated John Ball, Jr.

With the Open Championship returning to Royal Liverpool, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to reshare the amazing history of John Ball, Junior. Ball was the first amateur in history to win a professional major and he was the most prolific winner of the Amateur Majors in golf history.

This is the story of Hoylake’s original hero – the man that helped bring the Open to Royal Liverpool – the golfer who became the first Englishman to win the Open.

The underrated, John Ball, Junior.

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Ep 148: Women Take Centre Stage

Busy doesn’t begin to describe this time of year for golf with the best women players in the game ready to tackle one of America’ finest courses this week at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Baltusrol already has a storied history and it will only be enhanced this week when a champion is crowned in the second women’s major of 2023.

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Ep 147: Ned Michaels from LACC

It’s US Open week on one of the more intriguing golf courses in recent memory. We go straight to California to catch up with TV Commentator Ned Michaels who will be doing featured group coverage for NBC all week.

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Episode 25: The Return of Evalu18’s Jasper Miners

Jasper Miners of Evalu18 makes a return visit to discuss exciting news on a master planning project for one of Harry S Colt’s very best courses, St Georges Hill. We also touch on Jaspers’ trips to Ireland, the USA, Australia and New Zealand . It was great to have him back!

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Ep 146: This Is Bigger Than Golf

It’s gone way beyond a golf story but there is still plenty of golf stuff to speculate about in the PGA Tour/PIF/DP World Tour deal. So we do.

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SOG 127: WTF Is Going On?

Despite almost no detail of how it will play out the announcement by the PGA Tour and the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund that they have ceased legal hostilities and will instead join forces has rocked the golf world. What does it mean? Who knows but there is much to speculate on. It’s also not the only thing happening in the golf world with a most intriguing US Open coming up at LACC next week and co host Geoff Shackelford’s latest book being released.

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Episode 104: TGH 104: The History of LACC

Episode #104 welcomes back the USGA, with USGA Golf Historian, Katie Boyce who joins the show to discuss the History of LACC, the history of golf in Los Angeles and the USGA in California.

We hope you enjoy this wonderful pre-US Open podcast!

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Ep 145: Women and Golf with Emma Ballard

Next week marks International Women’s Golf Day and ambassador and Women and Golf magazine Editor Emma Ballard joins the pod to discuss that, Walton Heath and the upcoming AIG Women’s British Open plus the state of the golf business.

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