Outrage and social media go hand in hand but recent outbursts aimed at JB Holmes and Bryson DeChambeau over slow play are just the continuation of one of golf’s great traditions. Since coverage of the game began, complaints about the pace of okay have been a staple in the golf news cycle. On this special episode of From The Fringe, Society of Golf Historians founder Connor Lewis takes us through the history of golf played at snail’s pace..
Paul Cowley has worn many hats in his golf career: land and landscape planner, structural architect, superintendent and construction engineer. The majority of his golf architecture career, however, was spent running projects and designing courses for M…
Episode 18 features Ralph Kepple, CGCS Director of Agronomy at East Lake Golf Club. Ralph talks with Curtis about his 27 year career at East Lake, the changes he’s executed over the years, and what it was like to witness Tiger’s historic win from inside the ropes! GET ON THE GREEN at East Lake!
Tom Dunne founded the independent golf journal McKellar in 2017. Featuring alluring artwork with a playful point of view and stories from the best writers in the business, McKellar has become one of the brightest stars of a much welcomed revival of bou…
Episode 17 features the three Golf Course Superintendents at Medinah Country Club! Nick Yackle (Course 1), Jake Ronchi (Course 2), Chris Funke (Course 3) join host Curtis Tyrrell, CGCS, MG to discuss all things Medinah and tournament set up for the BMW Championship. A perfect follow up to The Course Reports ON SITE! Subscribe Today!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n49tmiDcE-s.
Growing up in a famous family brings its own unique difficulties but after struggling with the pressure in his early years Bob Jones IV has come to embrace being the Grandson of the greatest amateur golfer of all time. In this excellent and wide ranging interview with Connor Lewis, Jones talks about everything from the three trophies that meant the most to his grandfather to accusations about Jones’ racism.
Episode 16 features Herb Stevens of Grass Roots Weather. Veteran Meteorologist and former PGA Tour caddie for Larry Nelson, Herb shares great stories from life on tour in the “70’s and how golf course conditioning has improved significantly since his days on tour. Curtis and Herb share fun perspective as he prepared to caddie for Larry at the upcoming Dick’s Sporting Goods Open at En-Joie Golf Club, Endicott NY.
Dutch architect Frank Pont made a dramatic jump from the diverse worlds of engineering, corporate banking and mergers into golf course design in the mid-2000s. Since that time he’s become one of Europe’s most active and respected practitioners in histo…
Long before there was Tiger Woods there was Young Tom Morris. Four times a winner of The Open and the first golfer who could truly be referred to as a touring professional, his fascinating but tragic life story is far from well known enough among golfers worldwide. But that is set to change with the release of a remarkable book – Monarch Of The Green – by former newspaper journalist and editor Stephen Proctor. Proctor joins the TG History podcast to talk about his inspiration for writing the book and the process of putting it together.
Episode 15 features a great interview with Nick Bisanz, Director of Golf Course Maintenance Operations at TPC Southwind, hosts of the WGC Fed Ex St. Jude Invitational. Nick provides excellent insight into their tournament conditioning, multiple turf species and varieties, key holes, and more!