Feed the Ball

Hosted ByDerek Duncan

There are podcasts, there is course architecture talk and then there is Feed The Ball. Derek Duncan has become the gold standard in golf course architect interviews and his regular episodes are not only thought provoking but invariably create plenty of discussion. If you’re interested in course architecture and you’re not yet subscribing to this podcast, you’re doing it all wrong.

There are podcasts, there is course architecture talk and then there is Feed The Ball. Derek Duncan is he gold standard in golf course architect interviews and his regular episodes are thought provoking and create plenty of discussion. If you’re interested in course architecture and you’re not yet subscribing to this podcast, you’re doing it all wrong.

 


All Episodes

Episode 38: Bruce Hepner

Bruce Hepner began his architectural career in 1990 as an associate for Ron Forse, with whom he became one of the early advocates and influencers of historic golf course restoration. He returned home to Michigan in 1993 to work for Tom Doak,

Episode 37: Brian Curley

Brian Curley began his golf course architecture career working on a number of Pete Dye courses for Landmark Land Company. There he met another Dye protégé, Lee Schmidt, and the two combined forces to form the company Schmidt-Curley Golf Design.

Episode 36: Peter Kessler 3

Peter Kessler — the Voice of Golf, historian and one of the most outspoken commentators in the game — returns to the podcast to talk to Derek about his recent social media dustups with Brandel Chamblee and the fans of No Laying Up,

Episode 35: P.B. Dye

P.B. Dye began working on his father Pete Dye’s construction sites when he was a boy. Along with his brother, Perry, he’s had the closest and longest view of how Dye conceived of and built golf courses and was a primary assistant during several of his …

Episode 34: Thad Layton

Thad Layton began working for Arnold Palmer Course Design in the late 1990’s and now, as Senior Architect and Vice President, leads the company along with fellow designer Brandon Johnson. Since 1972, the firm has been known for producing a massive numb…

Episode 33: Tom Mackenzie

Tom Mackenzie joined with Martin Ebert to form the golf architectural firm of Mackenzie & Ebert in 2005. They each began their careers designing golf courses for Donald Steel, and their business is very much a continuation of the elder architect’s prac…

Episode 32: Richard Mandell

Richard Mandell’s golf design practice has taken off over the last 10 years. He entered the business in the early 1990’s and paid his dues for over a decade working singular jobs while learning how to build and renovate courses with a minimal amount of…

Episode 31: Ron Forse

Ron Forse was an engineer who made a jump into golf course architecture in 1989, working on a project in West Virginia in conjunction with Dr. Michael Hurdzan. Though not necessarily his intent, he began taking jobs consulting with a number of historic…

Episode 30: Beau Welling

South Carolina native Beau Welling played college golf at Brown University and earned a landscape architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. After exploring career opportunities in several diverse fields,