This is Short Game Session 11 – A monologue of thoughts on a wild Club Championship week that included playing for keeps with a 5-wood, a great old course, and bad nerves before a driver fitting. Come for the golf talk,Read More
No Logue this week and while we miss him there is no shortage of good content as Harley Kruse steps into the co-hosting role and we welcome golf environmental specialist Kate Torgersen to the show. Kate advises clubs on returning as many indigenous species to their property as possible (among a bunch of other stuff).Read More
Blind Shots Podcast Episode 16 – Americans in Pinehurst Roundtable –Pinehurst #1, The Cradle & Thistle Dhu
Welcome to our new Americans in Pinehurst series. Familiar voices from a new setting, as Fred, Matt, and I provide tales, laughs, and analysis on our experiences in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. This week we discuss how we began our 2020 Golf…Read More
This is one of the most fascianting episodes of the TalkinGolf History Podcast I have ever done – the story of one of Al Capone’s Hitmen, the man who likely designed the infamous St Valentine’s Day Massacre and the story of how he played in the 1933 Western Open at Olympia Fields…and was arrested on the course during the second round of play!
If that isnt good enough for you our guest John Fischer discusses his father, the last man to win a major championship using hickory shafted clubs, and for decades was responsible for setting the pins for the Masters. This episode is surely bound for the TGH Hall of Fame!!!Read More
TalkinGolf History is proud to release Part 2 of the History of Olympia Fields Country Club, with special guests Bob Topel and Andy Staples. In this episode we discuss how the major championships forged the lore of the Home of Champions…Olympia Fields and then dive into how a masterplan for a restoration can help celebrate this historic club’s legacy.
A great conversation and a couple of laughs follow. As always…enjoy!Read More
On episode 46 we get into a bit of good old fashioned network cross promotion when we welcome On the Tee With Dr P host Dr Kelly Price back to the show. Dr P is an academic with a particular interest in women’s golf as well as the psychology of consumers in the retail space. If you’re looking for a way to cure your slice or stop three putting this won’t be the show for you but if you enjoy intelligent conversation about big picture topics then you’ve come to the right place.Read More
In Episode 44 we are joined by special guests, Olympia Fields Historian, Bob Topel and Golf Course Architect, Andy Staples to discuss the history of one of the finest country clubs in the United States of America. Over the course of this two part special we will dive into the history of Olympia Fields, how we almost lost her to the Great Depression, the architects who designed her 4 courses and the majors that defined her.
“Olympia Fields was the Private Bandon Dunes of her time.”
– Andy Staples