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Blind Shots Podcast S5 E11 – Hagen O’Neil’s film “From Red Clay to Fairways” at The Fields Golf Club

In this conversation, I sat down with filmmaker Hagen O'Neil of Palmer Pictures to discuss the background and process of making his wonderful documentary film about the course, "From...

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Episode 42: Paraparaumu Beach Golf Links with Leo Barber

Exploring the rich history of Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club with General Manager and Superintendent Leo Barber. It's 75 years since Alex Russell's arrival in New Zealand to revise the...

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Episode 116: TGH 116: The Myths of the Masters Part 2

We welcome back Golf Historian, Greg Lamb for the second part of this two part podcast - "The Myths of the Masters.' We started part 1 talking about assassinations and...

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Blind Shots Podcast S5 E11 Americans in Oregon – Sheep Ranch

This is the Sheep Ranch episode. Perched against the coast on the bluff just north of the Pacific Dunes and Old Mac golf courses, the Sheep Ranch struck me...

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Episode 115: TGH 115: The Myths of the Masters Part 1

This show is dedicated to proving or disproving some of the many myths that surround Augusta National and the Masters. We welcome back golf historian, Greg Lamb who joined...

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Blind Shots Podcast S5 E10 – State Parks Series – KY Parks Commissioner Russ Meyer

The Kentucky State Park System is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2024. This episode is the first of a new series wherein I'll profile Kentucky's state park golf courses...

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Blind Shots Podcast S5 E9 Americans in Oregon – Pacific Dunes

This is the Pacific Dunes episode, our fourth of this season’s “Americans in Oregon Series.” A golf course of almost unanimous acclaim, it’s the golf course that brought architect...

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Blind Shots Podcast S5 E8 – Chris Boysel PGA of Play Golf Lexington Returns!

Friend of the Show, Chris Boysel, PGA, returns to talk about where we’ve been, where we are, and where we think we’re going in golf in central Kentucky, and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Blind Shots Podcast Season 5, Episode 2: Hal Phillips on Generation Zero and Golf

We happen to be living through a tumultuous time in men's professional golf, and I wondered if Hal might recognize any familiar story lines from his lived experience and...

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Episode 35: Dutch Golf Series #6 – Rockets Over Wild Farm & The Atlantic Wall

This episode explores the story of Daniel Wolf as he hurriedly rushed to get a new golf course constructed upon his personal estate in The Hague. We also look...

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Blind Shots Podcast Season 5 Episode 1 – Nathan Crace ASCGA on the Roll Back

I’m honored to welcome Nathan Crace, ASGCA to the podcast to talk through and help me understand the much ballyhooed USGA decision to “roll back the golf ball.” Watermark...

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Episode 113: TGH 113: The Golffice

Someone of you asked for it and now all of you have to live with it;) Episode #113 dives into my mini-museum known lovingly as the Golffice. I break...

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Episode 34: Dutch Golf Series #5 – Robin Bargmann #3 – Nascent Modern Dutch Golf

Our final episode with Robin Bargmann focuses on foundation of the first Dutch golf clubs. Many of these courses no longer exist in their original locations, now being located...

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Episode 112: TGH 112: The Restoration of Cobbs Creek

It didnt get a lot of press a couple of months ago, but the restoration of the famed Cobbs Creek Golf Course is underway in Philadelphia. This public golf...

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Episode 33: Dutch Golf Series #4 – Serendipity of Early Golf Part 2

Robin Bargmann joins us again for part 2 of our 3 part chat about his research into the dutch influence on the early days of golf in Scotland and...

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Ep 164: Media Matters with Alan Sunderland

Information might be the most important commodity in the world. How it is produced and consumed has an impact on the way we think and view issues. This is...

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Episode 111: TGH 111: The History of LIV Golf

The History of LIV Golf shares the early history of this rebel golf tour that whether you like it or hate it has changed the professional game of golf....

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Episode 32: Dutch Golf Docupod Ep #3 – Serendipity of Early Golf – Part 1

Robin Bargmann joins us for the first instalment of an exploration of early golf. The historical influences that have been forgotten through time and the pollination across borders of...

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Ep 163: Moore Park From the Inside

There's been lots of chatter about the closure of nine holes at Moore Park but how is the news being received internally? Club board member and multiple Club Champion...

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SOG 129: The Politics of Public Golf with Dan Andrews

Public golf facilities around the world are under pressure as a recent announcement to shut down half of Moore Park in Sydney, one of the nation's busiest public courses,...

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Ep 162: Golf By Numbers: What the Game Gives Back To Communities

Golfers know it in their hearts but now a comprehensive report has confirmed what the game contributes to societies - in ways beyond just monetary - thanks to The...

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