From OneBeardedGolfer.com, a podcast that discusses what we love and hate about the game, sport, and business of golf. Frequent topics include golf travel, amateur, competitive, and public golf experiences, golf architecture, and the spirit of the game.


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Blind Shots Podcast Season 4 Episode 9 – Kieran Clark, the Open Championship comes home to St. Andrews

Kieran Clark, the Digital & Social editor at Golf Shake, lives in St. Andrews, Scotland, which gave him a unique experience when the 150th Open Championship was played there on the Old Course this summer.  He gets to the essence of what make the Home o…

Blind Shots Podcast Season 4 Episode 8 – Americans in Scotland, Revisited

Three years ago, Matt, Fred and I embarked on a journey to the Home of Golf. That trip, those places, that golf, that Scotland, it changed us forever. So much has changed since the fall of 2019, so on this third anniversary of the trip,

Blind Shots Podcast Season 4 Episode 7 – Do Something Extraordinary Golf Club with Shad Lacefield

The Do Something Golf Club in Lexington is bringing golf into the schools and communities that otherwise might not otherwise have any exposure to the game we love. Its founder and driving force, Shed Lacefield,

Blind Shots Podcast Season 4 Episode 4 – Lawrence Donegan on Adventures in Junior Golf

Lawrence Donegan’s essay titled Adventures in Junior Golf from McKellar #5 was the most important article I’ve read in 20 years. In it, Donegan examines the Youth Sports Industrial Complex through the lens of his experiences as the dad of a junior golf…

Blind Shots Podcast Season 3 Episode 19: Matthew McCrady of Man O’ War Golf Part 2

We pick up where we left off, discussing the present and future states of merchandising and golf equipment for golfers and meander towards how Matthew sees the dynamic between grass roots junior golf on public courses and exposure to more aspirational …

Blind Shots Podcast Season 3 Episode 18: Matthew McCrady of Man O’ War Golf, Part 1.

This episode is the first half of my conversation with Matthew McCrady, the Director of Operations at my home practice and fitting facility, Man O’ War Golf in Lexington, Kentucky. We talk all around and thru the state of the golf business,