Firm and Fast

Hosted ByShane Derby

Unknown unknowns and the golfing road less travelled

Episode 4: Bradley S Klein

Bradley Klein fell in love with golf as a young man, beginning his golfing adventures as a caddy on the fairways of Rockaway Hunting Club in New York. He would go on to caddy on the PGA tour, most notably as Bernhard Langer's first caddy in the USA.

An academic career soon followed focussed on politics and international relations. Bradley earned a Phd and authored a book on nuclear deterrance while also moonlighting as a golf writer.

In 1999 he swapped academia for full time writing, this decison ultimately saw him create the Golfweek magazine ratings system and imbue panel members with a further appreciation of what makes great golf courses great.

Bradley has authored 9 books on golf architecture and history, most notably his seminal work entitled Discovering Donald Ross which won the USGA's International Book Award in 2001.

Bradley has served as a consultant on numerous course development and restoration projects, including Old Macdonald at Bandon Dunes; Olympia Fields in illinois; and Jack Nicklaus’ boy-hood course at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio.

We hope you enjoy our conversation with the always enlightening Bradley S. Klein.

Special Guest: Bradley Klein.

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