TalkinGolf History

Hosted ByConnor Lewis

TalkinGolf was among the very first online audio offerings in the game and after an extended break we’re back. Rebranded as TalkinGolf History, host Connor Lewis focusses on the fun aspects of the game’s past.

TalkinGolf was among the very first online audio offerings in the game and after an extended break we’re back. Rebranded as TalkinGolf History, host Connor Lewis focusses on the fun aspects of the game’s past.


All Episodes

Episode 120: TGH 120: A Historic Trip to Scotland

The Society of Golf Historians is flying to Scotland in August of 2025 and we want you to join us!

Today on the show we are joined by the President and Co-Founder of PerryGolf, Gordon Dalgleish, who shares the early history of PerryGolf and how it was one of the early pioneers in the golf travel industry.

Gary and I then pivot to discuss The Society of Golf Historians Trip to Scotland with Gary providing some color into some of the Open’s most famous venues.

The trip will be unlike any other – PerryGolf is scheduling the golf, hotels and travel accomodations and I am scheduling the extracurriculars which include walking tours of St Andrews, a live recording of the TalkinGolf History Podcast and some things I dont want to share in the media (but will be amazing).

Episode 119: TGH 119: The History of Calvin Peete

When you think of the American Dream – that wonderful tale of a rags to riches story – few can beat the story of Calvin Peete. From climbing into trees in orchards, to shattering his elbow, to becoming a pool shark , then a golf hustler to a Vardon Trophy winner, and Players Champion on the PGA Tour – Calvin’s story is a tale of the struggle to become someone in this world.

This podcast was only made possible by Gordon Hobson and his wonderful book, Calvin Peete, Golf’s Forgotten Star.

Episode 118: TGH 118: The Gathering at Pinehurst

As we close in on the 124th playing of the US Open at Pinehurst, I thought it would be a great time to rollback the podcast to a show we recorded during the pandemic.

Recorded and filmed from Golf Club Atlas Headquarters in Pinehurst, NC, this podcast includes the Founder of Golf Club Atlas, Ran Morrisett, Kyle Frantz Golf Design, former President of the Donald Ross Society, Brad Becken, CEO of Story Lounge Film Company and current President of the Donald Ross Society and myself.

A great podcast that celebrates Pinehurst and the genius of Donald Ross.

Episode 117: TGH 117: Instruments of Change: Mosk & Sifford

We welcome author Peter May back to the podcast to discuss his latest book: “Changing the Course: How Charlie Sifford & Stanley Mosk Integrated the PGA.”

A wonderful expansion on the DocuPod I recorded years ago by the title: “The Caucasian Clause.” Peter May’s study of the events that took place between 1896 and 1962 was thorough and tells the story, while not a happy one, of the creation of the PGA, the PGA Tour and the PGA Championship we know today.

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 we end this podcast with the possible location of both the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail – can you name another podcast with this much range?

Tune in – and enjoy some good stories sprinkled in with some great golf history.

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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 us last year for our show: “Before Augusta National.”

This show will be a two part podcast. Please enjoy the lighthearted story telling of “The Myths of the Masters.”

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 of VaughnCon where we get extremely blunt on our golf course architcture takes. This is a jointly owned podcast between TalkinGolf History, the Donald Ross Society and Golf Club Atlas. Our special guest today is Jason Straka of Fry-Straka Design.

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 down my history with these historical items – tell a bit of their backstory and answer listener questions on how to build your own collection and the rehashing some of my terrible mistakes…”yes I could have bought Ben Hogan’s clubs 15 years ago and would have made a profit of $350,000 had I sold them today.”

The Golffice is my happy place and now I am going to share it with all of you.

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 course was once one of the shining lights of public golf when it was designed and with Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner on their dozers, I wouldnt bet against Cobbs Creek becoming a beacon for how cities can embrace their public golf courses.

What gets lost in this big story is how the dreams of two men (Cirba and Bausch) are about to come true. This is a story of how passion can overcome all odds.