Golf

Episode 39: An Afternoon with Pat Ruddy – Part 1 of 3 – Ballymote to The Point and Beyond

Part 1 of 3 exploring the life and times of Pat Ruddy – golf course architect, golf journalist, author, bibliophile, historian and publisher. Pat has designed or revised 50 golf courses in Ireland including The European Club, Druids Glen, The Glashedy at Ballyliffin, Sandy Hills at Rosapenna, Donegal Golf Club, Portsalon Golf Club,

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Episode 114: TGH 114: VaughnCon III: Defending Your Course

Welcome to season 6 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast- I sincerely apologize for the delay to kick off this new exciting season. Today we have a special show…another edition of VaughnCon where we get extremely blunt on our golf course architcture takes. This is a jointly owned podcast between TalkinGolf History, the Donald Ross Society and Golf Club Atlas. Our special guest today is Jason Straka of Fry-Straka Design.

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Episode 38: Mike DeVries of CDP Golf & DeVries Design

Mike DeVries of CDP Golf and DeVries Designs joins us today for a long overdue chat. Mike updates us on some of CDP’s ongoing projects including 7 Mile Beach on Hobart as well as The Addington in London. We also explore some of his early influences at Crystal Downs in Michigan.

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Blind Shots Podcast S5 E7 Americans in Oregon – Bandon Dunes and Beers

This is the Bandon Dunes episode, the one about the original course at the Bandon Dunes Resort, the one that started it all. This is where it began for Oregon as a golf destination, for the Keiser family golf empire,

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Blind Shots Podcast S5 E6: The Legend of Old Silo with Ethan Fisher

Ethan Fisher, PGA, returns to the podcast to discuss his article over on OneBeardedGolfer.com revisiting the life and demise of the shooting star of Kentucky golf at the start of the 21st century, Old Silo Golf Course in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.

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Episode 37: ODG Series #5 – Calvin Peete – Golf’s Forgotten Star

We return to our ODG series in this episode to focus on Calvin Peete – a forgotten star of 1980’s golf. Calvin would overcome significant obstacles to become a winner on the PGA Tour on 12 occasions. He truly was one of the best golfers in the world during from 1982 – 86. The story of how he qualified for the 1983 Ryder Cup is worth a listen by itself.

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Blind Shots Podcast S5 E5: Americans in Oregon – The Old MacDonald Episode

Our 2nd installment of the Americans in Oregon, discussing our experience on the Old MacDonald course, and the awe and wonderment of realizing the scale of the Bandon Dunes operation. Plus, a heretical idea so crazy I’d could only get away with it beca…

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Blind Shots Podcast S5 E4: Americans in Oregon – Punch Bowl, Preserve, & Vibes of Bandon Dunes

In this first installment of the “Americans in Oregon” series, we set the scene at Bandon Dunes through our impressions of the Punch Bowl putting course, the 13-hole Bandon Preserve short course, and an examination of the resort’s vibe through our lodg…

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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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