Blind Shots Podcast Season 5 Episode 3 – Golf Trips and the Trophy Course.

Matt, Fred, and I reconvene at the Americans in Scotland round table to discuss whether golf trips truly need a “trophy course” to anchor a buddies golf trip. It’s big-picture discussion based on the small details we’ve accumulated in a decade or so of…

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SOG 130: Frank Nobilo

TV commentators get their fair share of criticism but few can take issue with New Zealand’s Frank Nobilo who joins episode 130 of State of the Game. Nobilo is as thoughtful and articulate as any analyst in the business and he’s also not afraid to speak his mind on everything from ‘rollback’ (he doesn’t like the term) to his controversial belief that golfers are overpaid. There’s also a bonus Mac O’Grady story in this episode for those who are into that sort of thing.

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Blind Shots Podcast Season 5, Episode 2: Hal Phillips on Generation Zero and Golf

We happen to be living through a tumultuous time in men’s professional golf, and I wondered if Hal might recognize any familiar story lines from his lived experience and research for the book. He did, and there are all worth ruminating upon further.

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Episode 35: Dutch Golf Series #6 – Rockets Over Wild Farm & The Atlantic Wall

This episode explores the story of Daniel Wolf as he hurriedly rushed to get a new golf course constructed upon his personal estate in The Hague. We also look at how construction of the Atlantic Wall effected golf properties along the coast of the Netherlands during and after WW2.

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Blind Shots Podcast Season 5 Episode 1 – Nathan Crace ASCGA on the Roll Back

I’m honored to welcome Nathan Crace, ASGCA to the podcast to talk through and help me understand the much ballyhooed USGA decision to “roll back the golf ball.” Watermark Golf – Moonbay Media – http://www.moonbaymedia.

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Episode 113: TGH 113: The Golffice

Someone of you asked for it and now all of you have to live with it;) Episode #113 dives into my mini-museum known lovingly as the Golffice. I break down my history with these historical items – tell a bit of their backstory and answer listener questions on how to build your own collection and the rehashing some of my terrible mistakes…”yes I could have bought Ben Hogan’s clubs 15 years ago and would have made a profit of $350,000 had I sold them today.”

The Golffice is my happy place and now I am going to share it with all of you.

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Episode 34: Dutch Golf Series #5 – Robin Bargmann #3 – Nascent Modern Dutch Golf

Our final episode with Robin Bargmann focuses on foundation of the first Dutch golf clubs. Many of these courses no longer exist in their original locations, now being located on comparatively better grounds for golf. The early course development pioneers also had the fortune and foresight to engage the services of both master designers in Colt & Company and the local course building contractor H. Copijn & zoon.

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Episode 112: TGH 112: The Restoration of Cobbs Creek

It didnt get a lot of press a couple of months ago, but the restoration of the famed Cobbs Creek Golf Course is underway in Philadelphia. This public golf course was once one of the shining lights of public golf when it was designed and with Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner on their dozers, I wouldnt bet against Cobbs Creek becoming a beacon for how cities can embrace their public golf courses.

What gets lost in this big story is how the dreams of two men (Cirba and Bausch) are about to come true. This is a story of how passion can overcome all odds.

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Episode 33: Dutch Golf Series #4 – Serendipity of Early Golf Part 2

Robin Bargmann joins us again for part 2 of our 3 part chat about his research into the dutch influence on the early days of golf in Scotland and early golf in the Netherlands.

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