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Blind Shots Podcast Episode 15 – John Kim of U.S. Kids Golf

Welcome to episode 15. I chat with one of the best people I’ve met in the golf industry, John Kim, of U.S. Kids Golf. He’s a true golf tragic if there ever was one, but has been blessed to see some of the best things in golf up close and personal.

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Episode 43: TGH 43: USGA’s Schickler Photography Acquisition

On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into one of the most important visual acquisitions in USGA Museum’s History. Over the past several decades Howard Schickler has amassed one of the most comprehensive collections of early golf photography starting from the earliest days of photography and running through the period that preceded World War I.

Our two guests today Howard Schickler, the curator of this collection and Hilary Cronheim, the Senior Director of the USGA Golf Museum discuss the collection and its ability to help tell golf’s great history.

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Episode 70: Lester George

Lester George was an artillery officer in the U.S. Army who rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In the late 1980s, already into his 30s, he made a career switch to golf design, setting up a business in his native state of Virginia.

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Ep 45: So You Want To Be In Golf Media?

One of our favourite recurring topics on Good Good is the changing nature of media and its relationship with the game. On Episode 45 we welcome co-founder of one of the new breed of media publications – Will Watt of Caddie magazine – to discuss what it’s like to launch a magazine from scratch, the role of the golf media in promoting the game’s image beyond the word’s fairways and some chat about his newly released book as well.

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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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