Golf History

Episode 68: TGH 68: The Englishman, Tony Jacklin

On Episode #68 we are joined by Hall of Famer, Two Time Major Champion, Ryder Cup Hero and Captain…Tony Jacklin!

This is Part 1 of a series of podcasts with Tony Jacklin.
In part 1 we dive into his early days playing the game, how he rose to the professional ranks and his major championship success and even failures. In the next installment we will dive into the Ryder Cup.

Not to be missed: His stories of Ben Hogan, Peter Thomson and Bobby Locke.

Mr. Jacklin is now a master woodworker who specializes in Marquetry. To view and even purchase his work please visit the link below:

https://tonyjacklinmarquetry.co.uk

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Episode 67: TGH 67: The Birth and Death of Golf in America

Our latest episode of Golf From the Fringe: The Birth and Death of Golf In America: The Story of Harleston Green, is the true story of how the game of golf came to America in the mid-1700s. This story takes place over a 60 year period from 1739 to 1799 and tells the story of America’s first golfers, first golf course and first golf club and how they semmingly like the colony of Roanoke disappeared in the middle of the night.

I can’t tell you how proud of how this show came together – in my book its an instant classic.

Soundtrack:
“The Rise” by MRTN
“Touch” by Mattia Cupelli
“Forgotten” by Whitesand
“Hidden Past” by Kevin MacLeod

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Episode 66: TGH 66: The History of the Hyannisport Club

The History of the Hyannisport Club in its own way is the history of golf in America. Founded in 1897, it has the unique history of having three of American Golf’s Founding Fathers on its roster of archiects: John Reid, Alexander Findlay and Donald Ross. It was the golf retreat of President John F Kennedy & has been called the Hardest Short Course in America.

Our podcast ends with golf course architect Ron Forse and the Hyannisport Club’s superintendent talking about its restoration and its hidden design pearls.

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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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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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Episode 63: TGH 63: The Gathering

TalkinGolf History proudly presents “The Gathering”
A golf summit of sorts at the Home of America Golf, which brought together the minds behind Golf Club Atlas, the Donald Ross Society, Kyle Franz Golf Design, Story Lounge Film Company and the Society of Golf Historians.

Warning: Two of our microphones experienced issues so you may experience moments of static to increase the audio output.

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Episode 62: TGH 62: The Life & Times of Ben Wright

Episode #61 is the 4th installment of my sitdown interview with Masters Announcer, Ben Wright. In the previous installments Mr. Wright shared some amazing stories with us including- his friendship with Ben Hogan, how he helped put the Beatles on tv for the first time, when Jack Nicklaus shed a tear from a fellow player, how Ben felt that he had jinxed a player at the Masters, how he punched out another player and many many stories that have never previously been shared.

On this installment Ben shares a few more stories and adds a bit of color to the stories he has shared before.

It was an absolute pleasure to sit down with broadcasting legend, Ben Wright – I sincerely hope you have enjoyed our time together.

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Episode 61: TGH 61: Ben Wright & the Beatles???

Episode #61 kicks off #MastersMarch for the TalkinGolf History Podcast. Five podcasts in 5 weeks, in our countdown to the 2021 Masters with stories you won’t hear anywhere else.

What better way to kick off this series than with a story that has nothing to do with golf – or atleast the first 15 minutes of our show has nothing to do with golf. If you are a Beatles Fan listen in for this unknown backstory of how the Beatles made their first tv appearance ever! I hope you Beatles fanatics listen past the first 15 minutes, but if not, you can skip to my outgoing message and a little more color to the story.

For the golf fans there is plenty of meat for you as well including how Ben Wright may have cost a friend a major championship, CBS’s illegal calcutta and Ben’s favorite moments from the Masters.

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Episode 60: TGH 60: The Wonderful Herbert Warren Wind

On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into the profound history of Herbert Warren Wind. Few sports writers in history hold a candle to the great Herbert Warren WInd, and we golfers should cherish the fact that he was on our side.
If you think you know a lot about the man that the USGA named its highest honor in literature after, think again – his contributions to the game will echo in golf’s history.
Our guests for today’s show are Bradley Klein and Stephen Proctor.

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Episode 59: TGH 59: The Unheralded Pioneer, Ann Gregory

Ann Gregory won over 300 golf tournaments, she broke the USGA women’s color barrier and for 65 years her story has been lost to the masses. Today on our show we are joined by Junior Curator of the USGA Golf Museum, Kylie Garabed who helps shine a light on the amazing career of Ann Gregory, Golf’s Unheralded Pioneer.

On a personal note: The original purpose of this podcast was to share stories with you that you might not hear anywhere else. Ann Gregory passed away in 1990 without the accolades she should have been afforded, let us honor her in death like she should have been honored in life – as a champion, a pioneer and as she might have wished, a golfer.

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