Golf

Ep 071: John Huggan talks ANA and Masters

A thrilling finish at the ANA, Spieth back from wherever he’s been and the Masters just a couple of days away. No shortage of topics to discuss with special guest John Huggan.

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Episode 65: TGH 65: The Blonde Bomber: Craig Wood

Episode #65 is an episode of Warren Rogan’s “Sports Forgotten Heroes.” Warren, myself and George Petro discuss the life and career of Craig Wood, who prior to winning the first two majors of 1941 was best known for being the Grand Slam Runner-Up Champion.

A special thanks to Warren Rogan for allowing me to co-release this podcast with Sports Forgotten Heroes. If you love sports and love history, do yourself a favor and make Sports Forgotten Heroes a favorite in your podcast play list.

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The Thing About Golf #39: R&A chief Martin Slumbers

In the world of golf administration there is no more important role than Chief Executive of the R&A. Former London-based businessman Martin Slumbers was appointed to that role in 2015 and has quietly set about evolving the culture at the organisation to something more in keeping with modern society. A lifetime golfer with an understanding of the game at the grass roots level, he has demonstrated a capacity for innovative thought in his six years in the job to date and, as he reveals to John Huggan in Episode 39, there is more to come.

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Ep 070: Karrie Webb and Bryden Macpherson

It’s the first major of the year and who better to talk to about the importance of the ANA Inspiration (or the Dinah Shore as many of us still call it) in the history of the LPGA than two time winner and Australian golf legend Karrie Webb. Karrie talks about the ANWA (hint: Augusta National’s women’s event doesn’t tick ALL the boxes), changing tournament names to suit sponsors, her own two wins and more. In part two Karrie sticks around for a bit as we chat to Golf Challenge NSW Open winner Bryden Macpherson about one of the most interesting journeys of one of the most interesting players in the game.

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Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 16, ft. Tom Lehman

PGA Tour and current PGA Champions tour player Tom Lehman, winner of the 1996 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s, has seamlessly managed to maintain an elite game while developing a golf course design outlook that almost entirely eschews co…

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Episode 64: TGH 64: Antiquities of the Game, Young Tom’s Putter

TalkinGolf History is proud to announce a new series, “Antiquities of the Game,” where we explore relics from golf’s past and use them to tell the history of the game of golf. This episode includes Jock Hutchinson’s 1921 Open Championship Gold Medal and YOUNG TOM MORRIS’ PUTTER that he used to win 4 Open Championships in a row. This pivotal moment changed the course of golf history, gave birth to the first ever Gold Medal, the Claret Jug and the Open Rota.

I am joined on the show by Golf Historian and author of “Monarch of the Green: Young Tom Morris: Pioneer of Modern Golf,” the fabulous Stephen Proctor.

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Ep 069: Getting Public Golf Right

We’ve spent alot of time on the pod discussing the battles over public golf and its place in the broader community and most of that discussion has leaned towards the negative. But on this episode we’re going to meet the GM of a public facility who are showing the way on how to get it right. Robby Stephenson runs the Council Owned Links Shell Cove south of Wollongong and has some terrific advice on how public golf can weave itself into a local community.

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Ep 068: Mike Clayton, Olympics and Moore Park

Mike Clayton is one of our favourite guests and on Episode 68 he’s in fine form talking golf and the Olympics, caddying for Elvis Smylie, the aerial versus the ground game and plenty more as well.

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