For most of us golf is a passion but it is also big business with both the professional circuits and the amateur game generating large sums of money. Sports business expert Richard Gillis is one of the leading analysts of sport and its associated marketing and he joins episode 16 to look at some of the issues – both good and bad – confronting golf.Read More
There may be no more intimidating game for a beginner than golf and perhaps no more intimidating place to try to do it than on a golf course. But one Melbourne professional has an idea to change all that and he’s our guest today on Episode 14. Sandy Jamieson operates the Oakleigh Public Golf Course in Melbourne and his One Club concept is already helping to change the face of the game there. But he hopes to make a much broader impact over time, as you’ll hear.Read More
On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into “The Myths of Ben Hogan” by examining the historical periodicals of the moments that shaped his legend. We are joined by Jeff Martin, the creator of the “Thinking About Golf” website who speaks at length about the myths that helped create the Legend.Read More
On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we celebrate the USGA’s 125th anniversary with our special guest, Senior Golf Historian for the USGA, Victoria Nenno. On this episode, Victoria discusses what preceded the USGA, the events that led to its creation and the early years of the organization.
Sounds stuffy? Don’t count on it – the stories that unfold are both interesting and comical even as Connor tries to convince Victoria (unsuccessfully) that Willie Dunn is in fact the first US Open Champion.
This podcast should be an instant classic.Read More
We were supped to call it a day after last week’s Presidents Cup preview but really, how could we not rehash the brilliant week at Royal Melbourne? Some of Adrian Logue’s finest work on Episode 13 as he introduces us to the ‘Buffoon versus Class Act’ breakdown of the players and takes aim at everyone from television to the PGA Tour. We hope you enjoy this final episode of 2019 and thanks for all your support over the course of the year and we look forward to coming back to do it all again in 2020.Read More
Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and their respective teams will take centre stage at this week’s Presidents Cup but for many golfers it is the Royal Melbourne course – and how it plays for 24 of the world’s best – that will be of most interest. On Episode 12 we meet two Royal Melbourne Golf Club members to find out what it is like to play host to an event the size of the Presidents Cup as well as some discussion about the place of the course in the game more broadly.Read More
On this episode of the TalkinGolf History podcast we turn back the clock more than 100 years to spend some time reflecting on the remarkable feats of the “everyman champion,” John Ball, Junior with author Alistair Noakes.
Alistair Noakes, author of “Hoylake Hero” joins the podcast to talk about one of the most underrated champion golfers in golf’s illustrous history- the first amateur golfer in history to win a professional major, John Ball, Junior.
If you are interested in purchasing Mr. Noakes book, please log onto: www.hoylakehero.comRead More