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 72: TGH 72: The Legacy of Willie Park Senior

TalkinGolf History welcomes the Great Grandson of our first major championship winner to the show to discuss his Great Grandfather’s Legacy – the first Open Championship winner, 4 time Open Champion, brother to an Open Champion and son to a two-time Open Champion.

The Park Legacy is not spoken with the same reverance we give to his counterpart who lived in St Andrews. On our show, Mungo Park and I discuss why the voices of the Park’s have been muted by time along with the golfing history of the Honourable Town known as Musselburgh.

Episode 71: TGH 71: The Legacy of Tom Morris Part 2

In Part 2 of the Legacy of Tom Morris we start with the phenom of Young Tom Morris. We then weave through the lives of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris with our historians Roger McStravick and Stephen Proctor as we help tell this wonderful tale of two of the greatest golfers that ever lived.

Not to be missed:
Old Tom Morris’ golf design work
His gift to Green Keepers
The Greatness of Young Tom Morris
and…
Perhaps two stories about these legends that you might not have known.

Episode 70: TGH 70: The Legacy of Tom Morris Part 1

TalkinGolf History presents The Legacy of Tom Morris Part 1. This is a two part podcast. Part 1 dives into the history of Old Tom Morris, his relationship with Allan Robertson, his rivalry with Willie Park and the Birth of the Open Championship.

We are joined by two golf historians, Roger McStravick of St Andrews an expert on the life of Old Tom Morris and Stephen Proctor who is an expert on the life of Young Tom Morris together for the first time they discuss the History and Legacy of Tom Morris.

In part 2 we will dive into the lives of both Old and Young Tom Morris.

Episode 69: TGH 69: Did Ben Hogan Win 5 US Opens?

Episode #69 is a fascinating show on one of golf’s most mysterious debates – Did Ben Hogan win 5 US Opens and not 4? The story hinges on the designiation of the 1942 Hale America National Open, which was held in place of the canceled 1942 US Open. Some have fought for decades to declare this event a US Open while others have scoffed at the idea.

Author Peter May recently published a new book, “The Open Question: Ben Hogan and Golf’s Most Enduring Controversey” joins us on the show to argue the case for Ben Hogan winning his 5th US Open.
Its a great interview which ends with my thoughts on the controversy.

Episode 68: TGH 68: The Englishman, Tony Jacklin

On Episode #68 we are joined by Hall of Famer, Two Time Major Champion, Ryder Cup Hero and Captain…Tony Jacklin!

This is Part 1 of a series of podcasts with Tony Jacklin.
In part 1 we dive into his early days playing the game, how he rose to the professional ranks and his major championship success and even failures. In the next installment we will dive into the Ryder Cup.

Not to be missed: His stories of Ben Hogan, Peter Thomson and Bobby Locke.

Mr. Jacklin is now a master woodworker who specializes in Marquetry. To view and even purchase his work please visit the link below:

https://tonyjacklinmarquetry.co.uk

Episode 67: TGH 67: The Birth and Death of Golf in America

Our latest episode of Golf From the Fringe: The Birth and Death of Golf In America: The Story of Harleston Green, is the true story of how the game of golf came to America in the mid-1700s. This story takes place over a 60 year period from 1739 to 1799 and tells the story of America’s first golfers, first golf course and first golf club and how they semmingly like the colony of Roanoke disappeared in the middle of the night.

I can’t tell you how proud of how this show came together – in my book its an instant classic.

Soundtrack:
“The Rise” by MRTN
“Touch” by Mattia Cupelli
“Forgotten” by Whitesand
“Hidden Past” by Kevin MacLeod

Episode 66: TGH 66: The History of the Hyannisport Club

The History of the Hyannisport Club in its own way is the history of golf in America. Founded in 1897, it has the unique history of having three of American Golf’s Founding Fathers on its roster of archiects: John Reid, Alexander Findlay and Donald Ross. It was the golf retreat of President John F Kennedy & has been called the Hardest Short Course in America.

Our podcast ends with golf course architect Ron Forse and the Hyannisport Club’s superintendent talking about its restoration and its hidden design pearls.

Episode 65: TGH 65: The Blonde Bomber: Craig Wood

Episode #65 is an episode of Warren Rogan’s “Sports Forgotten Heroes.” Warren, myself and George Petro discuss the life and career of Craig Wood, who prior to winning the first two majors of 1941 was best known for being the Grand Slam Runner-Up Champion.

A special thanks to Warren Rogan for allowing me to co-release this podcast with Sports Forgotten Heroes. If you love sports and love history, do yourself a favor and make Sports Forgotten Heroes a favorite in your podcast play list.