Feed the Ball

Hosted ByDerek Duncan

Derek Duncan is the gold standard in golf course architecture interviews so if you’re interested in course design and you’re not yet subscribing to this podcast, trust us - you’re doing it all wrong.

Derek Duncan is the gold standard in golf course architecture interviews so if you’re interested in course design and you’re not yet subscribing to this podcast, trust us – you’re doing it all wrong.

 


All Episodes

Episode 10: Robert Trent Jones II

Nobody’s roots stretch deeper into the field of golf architecture than Robert Trent Jones II’s. Oldest son of Robert Trent Jones and now in his sixth decade of design, he’s been literally almost everywhere,

Episode 9: Rod Whitman

Rod Whitman has been one of golf’s masters of construction for nearly 40 years and has designed a number of courses on his own. In 2010 he got the call every architect dreams of — an offer to design and build a course on one of the world’s great new se…

Episode 8: Mark Love

Following the economic crash of 2008, Love Golf Design, founded by brothers Mark Love and Davis Love III, decided to step back. Now, after a hiatus, the company has resumed business with several new renovations in the works following last year’s  compl…

Episode 7: Steve Smyers

Few living architects are better than Steve Smyers at combining an understanding of golf shots and strategy with holes that possess immense visual flourish. Based in Florida, he’s designed courses and played in top-level amateur tournaments all over th…

Episode 6: Keith Rhebb

  Keith Rhebb is one of the leaders of a new generation of golf course architects who have learned the trade shaping courses for design-build luminaries like Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Tom Doak, and Gil Hanse.

Episode 5: Ron Prichard

To renovate or restore. That is the question many historic clubs must decide when their courses are in need of repair. Just as many would view it a tragedy to deface a pristine Colonial- or antebellum-era house with modern accoutrements,

Episode 4: Bill Bergin

In this episode, architect Bill Bergin and Derek Duncan catch up and discuss a wide array of subjects including Bill’s recent and upcoming re-workings of several historic clubs, WWSRD (what would Seth Raynor do?),

Episode 3: Bill Coore

In this episode of Feed the Ball, Derek Duncan speaks to Bill Coore, who along with design partner Ben Crenshaw and their team of shapers has built a collection of what are considered to be some of the greatest golf courses of the last 60 or 70 years.

Episode 2: Bobby Weed

Bobby Weed joins Derek Duncan on the latest edition of the Feed the Ball podcast. Join us as Bobby talks about how he learned from Pete Dye that all good golf courses are built in the field, the joy of getting back on the bulldozer,