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Episode 15: ODG Series – Harry Shapland Colt

Focus on the father of golf architecture Harry S Colt with journalist and historian Adam Lawrence who is currently writing a book on Colt entitled More Enduring than Brass.

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SOG 124: Seven Mile Beach Update

Let’s leave the parlous state of world golf behind for a while and get back to talking one of our favourite topics here on SOG: course architecture. On Ep 124 Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri welcome Mike Devries and Mat Goggin for an update on the highly anticipated Seven Mile Beach project in Hobart, Tasmania. For those playing the drinking game Ep 124 will be disappointing…you can leave the bottle opener in the drawer as there’s not a single mention of distance (or even LIV Golf!)

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Episode 89: TGH 89: Tales of the Old Tom Morris Trail

Golf Historian and author, Stephen Proctor joins us again to recount his sabbatical to play the Old Tom Morris Trail in Scotland. Proctor played 18 courses that Old Tom Morris designed or renovated and he joins the podcast to share his insights into the design mind of Old Tom Morris and the trip of a lifetime.

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Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 22, ft. Andy Staples

Andy Staples positioned himself as one of the profession’s most creative architects with his throwback renovation of Meadowbrook Country Club near Detroit with its Willie Park, Jr. inspired early-1900s shaping.

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Ep 116: Richard Gillis on LIV Golf

Of all the coverage of the ongoing LIV Golf drama some of the best has come from outside the golf world in the form of sports business writer and podcaster Richard Gillis of the Unofficial Partner blog and podcast. Gillis joins the podcast to discuss where the controversy sits in the broader sports world and what might lie ahead.

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Episode 88: TGH 88: The Rise & Demise of MacGregor Golf Part 2

John Barba of MyGolfSpy joins us for the exciting conclusion of the Rise & Demise of MacGregor Golf. The company has started its death spiral, but there is a ray of hope on the horizon. How does a golf course design deal help bring an end to MacGregor? Listen to find out…

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SOG 123: The Open with Matt Griffin

Theodore Roosevelt said it best in his ‘Man in the Arena’ speech more than 100 years ago and we took note in this episode of State of the Game. Matt Griffin, who teed up at the 150th Open, joins Geoff Shackelford, Mike Clayton and Rod Morri to talk all things St Andrews.

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Ep 115: Emma Ballard at The Women’s Open

It’s the final major of the year this week and what a fitting end to a fabulous run of Grand Slam events with the world’s best women set to take on the Muirfield golf course in Scotland. Women and Golf Editor Emma Ballard is on site for the week and joins the pod to set the scene for what promises to be a great event.

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Episode 87: TGH 87: The Rise & Demise of MacGregor Golf Part 1

Once again we are joined by John Barba of MyGolfSpy fame to help us tell the amazing story of MacGregor Golf – a company that had the opportunity to be the greatest golf equipment company of all-time and yet met with the demise of so many other great companies that showed promise.

This show will be aired in two parts.

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Ep 114: Rory, Cam, Evian and More

Jimmy Emanuel of Golf Australia magazine joins us to discuss Cam Smith’s victory at the 150th Open, how The Old Course held up (very well) and how Cam’s win feeds the insatiable LIV rumour mill. We also preview the next Women’s major – the Evian Championship and discuss the future of Women’s majors.

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