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 87: TGH 87: The Rise & Demise of MacGregor Golf Part 1

Once again we are joined by John Barba of MyGolfSpy fame to help us tell the amazing story of MacGregor Golf – a company that had the opportunity to be the greatest golf equipment company of all-time and yet met with the demise of so many other great companies that showed promise.

This show will be aired in two parts.

Episode 86: TGH 86: A Golf Historian’s Guide to St Andrews Part 2

The final half of my interview with St Andrews Golf Historian, Roger McStravick as we complete our two hour walk through the cobblestone streets of St Andrews.

Episode 85: TGH 85: A Golf Historian’s Guide to St Andrews Part 1

We welcome back St Andrews Golf Historian, Roger McStravick to TalkinGolf History to give our listeners a walking tour of the Auld Grey Toon that will be hosting the 150th playing of the Open Championship.

A very special thanks to Monty Python and the Holy Grail for adding some much needed humor to the podcast.

Episode 83: TGH 83: The Caucasian Clause

This is the story of how the PGA of America’s Caucasian Clause came to be and how it was banished in 1961, and how three men fought back against professional sports only racist bylaw.

This podcast tells the stories of triumph and misery which take place from 1896 to 1962.

A special thanks to our musicians
Matty Cupelli – “Touch”
Music Fellows – “Dream”
MRTN – “Searching”
MRTN – “Fragile”
Three amazing artists and four amazing songs which help us tell this story.

Episode 82: TGH 82: An Author’s Journey with Stephen Proctor

A fabulous interview with the man St Andrews’ Golf Historian, Roger McStravick once called, “the Bernard Darwin of our times,”

My friend, golf historian and author, Stephen Proctor joins the show to talk about his new book, “The Long and Golden Afternoon,” how the book connects his previous book, “Monarch of the Green” and in the process he shares his own golf history and a preview of his upcoming sabbatical walking in the footsteps of Old Tom Morris.

Episode 81: TGH 81: The History & Restoration of Cobbs Creek

I am joined by authors, historians and golf course architecture enthuisiasts, Mike Cirba and Dr. Joseph Bausch to discuss the amazing history and the future restoration of Phildephia’s first public golf course, Cobbs Creek.

Episode 80: TGH 80: The Champion Without a Major

TalkinGolf History proudly presents Episode #80: The Champion Without a Major, which tells the story of Sam Byrd – a man who once won a World Series with Babe Ruth, a man Bobby Jones once called the “greatest driver of the golf ball he ever saw” and the only man to ever play in both the World Series and the Masters.

If that isnt good enough for you – listen in and hear the amazing story of how Babe Ruth contributed to modern day golf instruction!!!

An amazing episode with returning guest, John Fischer.

Episode 79: TGH 79: A Golf Historian’s Scavenger Hunt EP 1

The first and hopefully not the last of a series we call, “A Golf Historian’s Scavenger Hunt,” where your host Connor T. Lewis will discuss historical artifacts from all over the world – share their story and how hard it would be for you to view that item.

This episode will take you to Chicago Golf Club, Oakmont CC and Seminole Golf Club for a show that we think will be unlike any other. Come for the history and stay for the great stories. An insiders look into strange artifacts and how they shaped the game of golf.

A special thanks to the artists who were so kind to allow the show to use their music:

Oak Studios presents “I Just Want Quiet”
Harry Lightfoot presents “Return Triumphant”
Johnny Easton presents “Purpose”