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Ep 044: An Intriguing Idea For Public Golf

Back in the late 2000’s there was a bold and intriguing idea floated at the PGA of Australia to promote and encourage public golf. The plan was to build several template facilities on vacant council land across the nation to be run by PGA members and get new and exsting golfers playing more golf. For all sorts of reasons the idea never got off the ground but could the concept still be relevant today? On Episode 44 we meet one of the architects of the scheme to talk about that plus plenty more.

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Episode 42: TGH 42: Bernard Darwin, Origins of Literary Golf Writing

After a lengthy delay due to technical diffilculties, the TalkinGolf History Podcast returns with the history of one of golf’s great defenders, the history of the man who understood the game like few have before him or since…author, historian and perhaps golfer psychotica, Bernard Darwin.

Stephen Proctor author of the celebrated book on Young Tom Morris, “Monarch of the Green” joins us to share Darwin’s history and some of his delightful words. I know you will enjoy this episode.

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Ep 43: Lockdown, Majors and Lydia Ko with Mike Clayton

With the strangest major championship in living memory getting underway this week and Mike Clayton stuck at home in Victoria thanks to Corona Virus it seemed like a perfect opportunity to get the analyst, architect and commentator on the pod. So we did. Enjoy

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Blind Shots Podcast Episode 14 – Americans in Scotland Roundtable, Round Five – Leven Links and the Road Home

Welcome to Episode 14. It’s our Fifth and Final Round of The Americans in Scotland Roundtable,  Just as melancholy set in as our Scottish Golf Adventure came to a close, so sets in a bit of sadness that this is the last edition of the audio journal of …

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Episode 9: Episode 9: Deeds Not Words

Kay, J. “The Wild Women”: Female violence against male sport. Accessed July 2020 from https://www.cafyd.com/HistDeporte/htm/pdf/4-10.pdf Kay, J. (2007). No time for recreations will the vote is won? Suffrage activities and leisure in Edwardian Britain. Women’s History Review, 16(4), 535-553. Kay, J. (2007). Women to the fore: gender accommodation and resistance at the British Golf Club…

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The Thing About Golf #24: Dale Hayes

He might not have the profile or resume of Ernie Els or Gary Player but Dale Hayes’ contribution to golf in South Africa is not diminished because of that. Despite an extraordinarily promising playing career being cut short by the international response to Apartheid, Hayes has continued to be an integral figure in golf in his homeland. His voice will be instantly recognisable to many thanks to his TV commentary work but his story will be a revelation to a new generation of golfers.

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The Thing About Golf #23: Marc Leishman

It’s a long way from Warrnambool to the dizzying heights of the PGA Tour and for Marc Leishman, the son of a bricklayer, the two worlds could barely be further apart. Perhaps it is this grounded upbringing that has seen Leishman maintain an everyman attitude to life and the game, right down to his obsession with mowing his own lawn. The five-time PGA Tour winner is an intriguing character, one who always looks calm on the outside regardless of the circumstances. But don’t be fooled because as he reveals in this interview, there lurks beneath a fiery competitor. From wife Audrey’s near death experience from Sepsis in 2015 to his close call at that year’s Open Championship at the home of golf, Leishman maintains the perspective of a man who knows three putting is far from the top of the list of things that are important. In a wide-ranging chat Leishman reveals plenty about his journey so far as well as his plans for the future including why Leishman Lager is a big part of his retirement plans.

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Ep 42: Golf And The Big Picture With Harley Kruse

Sydney based architect Harley Kruse is a thoughtful and knowledgeable type who has had access to some of the best minds in golf and golf course architecture for the best part of three decades. On Episode 42 he talks trees, golf as green space, the importance of regional and suburban golf and how we can make it better and so much more as well.

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Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 11, ft. Dana Fry

Golf designer Dana Fry began his career learning the business as an associate for Tom Fazio, and later forged a prominent partnership with Dr. Michael Hurdzan. With Hurdzan he created such top U.S. courses as Erin Hills, site of the 2017 U.S. Open,

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