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Ep 064: Golf’s Growing Footprint With The USGA’s George Waters

One of he more intriguing aspects of the R&A and USGA Distance Insights Report is a study of how golf courses have changed in size and shape over the decades. USGA Manager of Green Section Education George Waters joins the pod for a fascinating look at the findings and how several factors – including increased hitting distance – continue to impact the game’s footprint.

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Blind Shots Podcast Episode 27 – Americans in Pinehurst Roundtable – Dormie Club and flavors of Pinehurst Village

It’s Round Four of The Americans in Pinehurst Roundtable, with erstwhile friends, Matt and Fred. In this episode we discuss a bit of a Sandhills Unicorn: a relatively new golf course, by Pinehurst area standards. I mean, of course, the Dormie Club,

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SOG 110: Distance Insights

Geoff Shackelford and Mike Clayton have been two of the most consistent and credible voices in the distance debate for the past 20 years and with the governing bodies looking likely to finally act, they have their say on Episode 110.

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Ep 063: John Huggan, Saudi Arabia and the Distance Debate

We welcome John Huggan back to he pod this week to talk all things professional golf from the lure of Jordan Spieth to the ethics of golf in Saudi Arabia. As always, it’s a can’t miss discussion with one of the keenest minds in the game.

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Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 15, ft. Ian Andrew

Canadian designer Ian Andrew, Feed the Ball guest from Episode 14, is back to visit with Derek Duncan and Jim Urbina. The conversation turns to topics of: –Choose Your Own Adventure golf architecture; –The satisfactions of playing “unknown” courses; –G…

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The Thing About Golf #35: Dame Laura Davies

For more than 30 years Laura Davies has been a breath of fresh air in the game. A combination of prodigious length and attacking play has delivered 85 professional victories but it is her down to earth nature and sense of humour which has endeared Davies to fellow players and fans alike. In this wide-ranging discussion with John Huggan, the World Golf Hall of Famer is typically forthright on all topics from pros using hybrids (hint: not a fan) to the importance of the Solheim Cup.

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Episode 59: TGH 59: The Unheralded Pioneer, Ann Gregory

Ann Gregory won over 300 golf tournaments, she broke the USGA women’s color barrier and for 65 years her story has been lost to the masses. Today on our show we are joined by Junior Curator of the USGA Golf Museum, Kylie Garabed who helps shine a light on the amazing career of Ann Gregory, Golf’s Unheralded Pioneer.

On a personal note: The original purpose of this podcast was to share stories with you that you might not hear anywhere else. Ann Gregory passed away in 1990 without the accolades she should have been afforded, let us honor her in death like she should have been honored in life – as a champion, a pioneer and as she might have wished, a golfer.

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Ep 062: Mat Goggin and Mike Clayton

There was much excitement around the golf world last week with the formal announcement that the firm of Clayton, DeVries and Pont had been selected to design and build the highly anticipated Seven Mile Beach course near Hobart in Tasmania. On Episode 62 CDP partner Mike Clayton and the development’s main driver, Mat Goggin, join hosts Rod Morri and Adrian Logue to discuss the project.

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