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The Thing About Golf #28: Brad Hughes

Brad Hughes was always known as a level above when it came to ball-striking and on those weeks when his putting matched he was close to unbeatable. But as the game moved away from the heavy wooden clubs of his youth, Hughes’ advantage became less and less. He began a search to understand the swing, a search which has ultimately seen him emerge in recent years as one of the game’s most sought after coaches. Hughes is an interesting thinker and an engaging speaker and we hope you enjoy what is a comprehensive discussion about all things golf.

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Ep 51: John Huggan, Brandel Chamblee And The Bubble

Two big events for John Huggan this week: he was on site at a golf tournament for the first time since February and he also got blocked by Brandel Chamblee on Twitter. Hard to imagine a better time to get Simon the pod even though it’s only been four weeks since his last appearance. Enjoy!

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Episode 49: TGH 49: The History of Prairie Dunes

This is the story of Prairie Dunes Country Club which nealry every publication considers it to be one of the Top 30 Golf Courses in the United States. It was built during the Great Depression with a singular focus of being the best golf course in the USA… many believed it reached that goal.

Join our discussion with PDCC Historians Rusty Hilst and Jim Gilliland as we explore the club’s history and look behind the curtain of golf’s version of Field of Dreams.

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Ep 51: Jeff Mingay And The Architect’s Burden

Canadian architect Jeff Mingay joins the pod this week to discuss the role of architecture in the game beyond just creating interesting golf plus the responsibility of designers in educating the golf public about what constitutes ‘good’ golf.

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The Thing About Golf #27: Dean Herden

Some people are born to be Generals while some are more naturally comfortable in the role of lieutenant; Dean Herden is the latter. After a playing career that didn’t pan out as he had hoped, Herden took what would be an unthinkable step for many: he swapped sides and stated carrying the bag for others. 28 years and 51 victories later, it seems he made the right call. Herden covers plenty of ground in this wide-ranging chat with host Rod Morri, including revealing the secret to the success of Korea’s women golfers and a heads up on three up and comers who might just be the ‘next big thing’.

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Ep 106: Will Winged Foot Be The Turning Point In The Distance Debate?

It’s the topic everyone is talking about but not everyone is Mike Clayton and Geoff Shackelford. Two of the most respected voices in the game weigh in on Bryson, Winged Foot and the future of golf.

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Episode 71: Chris Wilczynski

Golf architect Chris Wilczynski has bridged two distinct eras–that of the course-a-day, turn and burn construction frenzy of the 1990s and 2000s, and now the current period of “slow” golf with its focus on boutique operations and club restoration.

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Ep 50: Whinged Foot – The Fallout

Thee’s been no shortage of whining and whinging about the US Open at Winged Foot and you’ll find plenty more of it here though hopefully with a somewhat different angle. Enjoy.

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