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 28: TG History 28: History of Donald Ross Part 2

The TalkinGolf History podcast proudly presents Part 2 of the two part interview with Donald Ross expert, Bradley Klein on the “History of Donald Ross.”

This interview starts right where episode 27 stopped, diving into the history of Donald Ross and the evolution of his golf design.

Episode 27: TG History 27: History of Donald Ross Part 1

The History of Donald Ross, Part 1 of a 2 Part Interview with Donald Ross expert, Bradley S. Klein. In this episode, Bradley discusses the strategy, the issues and the internal tug of war of restoring a Donald Ross course, as well as some of his favorite private and publicly accessible Donald Ross courses.

There is also an insider’s look at fighting for the restoration of a brilliant Donald Ross golf hole.

Episode 26: TG History 26: The Myths of Ben Hogan

On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into “The Myths of Ben Hogan” by examining the historical periodicals of the moments that shaped his legend. We are joined by Jeff Martin, the creator of the “Thinking About Golf” website who speaks at length about the myths that helped create the Legend.

Episode 25: TG History 25: 125 years of the USGA

On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we celebrate the USGA’s 125th anniversary with our special guest, Senior Golf Historian for the USGA, Victoria Nenno. On this episode, Victoria discusses what preceded the USGA, the events that led to its creation and the early years of the organization.

Sounds stuffy? Don’t count on it – the stories that unfold are both interesting and comical even as Connor tries to convince Victoria (unsuccessfully) that Willie Dunn is in fact the first US Open Champion.

This podcast should be an instant classic.

Episode 24: TG History 24: The Underrated, John Ball, Jr.

On this episode of the TalkinGolf History podcast we turn back the clock more than 100 years to spend some time reflecting on the remarkable feats of the “everyman champion,” John Ball, Junior with author Alistair Noakes.

Alistair Noakes, author of “Hoylake Hero” joins the podcast to talk about one of the most underrated champion golfers in golf’s illustrous history- the first amateur golfer in history to win a professional major, John Ball, Junior.

If you are interested in purchasing Mr. Noakes book, please log onto: www.hoylakehero.com

Episode 23: TG History 23: The Most Unique Tournament in the World?

Golf Collecting Pioneer, Pete Georgiady joins us on the TalkinGolf History podcast to discuss how he became one of the foremost experts in the world on antique golf clubs and to discuss one of the most unique golf tournaments in the world…The National Hickory Championship.
You may have heard of golfers playing hickory shafted clubs, but only the diehards are crazy enough to play pre-1900 golf under pre-1900 golf rules.

Take a stroll back in time with us today on Episode 23 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast – to tales of yesteryear and a game that hasnt quite past us by.

Episode 22: The Club That Time Forgot: LZGC

Lake Zurich Golf Club is the club that time forgot. On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast our special guest, Ed Rutledge gives our listeners a glimpse into the world of one of the most exclusive and perhaps recluse golf clubs in the United States.

The story that unfolds over the next hour will amaze you, it will make you laugh and I believe in the end, it will make you want to join the little nine hole club of only 2600 yards and a mere 32 members. Stories like this are why I started this podcast. Things to listen for: Dead Bodies, Weird Rules, Marilyn Monroe, and the toughest question I have ever asked on a podcast and our guest’s shocking answer!!!

Did the members of Lake Zurich Golf Club actually eat the greens keeper’s children??? That is not a joke! Listen and hear the whole story!!!

Episode 21: TG History 21: History of Sharp Park

We live in an era of renewed appreciation for the golf course architecture that came before us. For the past decade some of the greatest golf courses in the world have undergone restoration projects to bring back the original intentions of the their architects. On Episode 21 of TalkinGolf History we focus on one project – a course that was designed by the man many consider to be the greatest golf course architect of all-time; Dr. Alister MacKenzie and his gift to the average golfer, an everyman’s course, his only public course that sits on the sea…Sharp Park. Bo Links joins the podcast to share the history of Sharp Park, how he and others saved it, and their efforts to restore it for future generations.

TG History 20: Payne Stewart – The Whole Story

Twenty years ago this month the world followed the breaking news story of the unresponsive plane that crashed in an open field in South Dakota. One of the passengers on that fatal journey was Payne Stewart.
In 2019 author Kevin Robbins takes us all on a different kind of journey, the journey of Payne Stewart’s growth as a golfer and his growth as a man in his new book, “The Last Stand of Payne Stewart: The Year Golf Changed Forever.”
The TalkinGolf History Podcast looks back on the high points, the low points and the last journey of the three time major winner.

You can buy Kevin’s book at all good bookstores and on line at Barnes and Noble and Amazon, among others.
TalkinGolf History is part of TalkinGolf.com, the podcast network for serious golfers.