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 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”

Episode 78: TGH 78: The Rise & Demise of Penfold Golf

Another great episode from our series on the birth and death of great golf companies. We welcome back John Barba of MyGolfSpy to the show to tell the unbelievable story of Penfold Golf – the company that wouldn’t die…until it did.

If you are a fan of James Bond, you may remember that James Bond played a Penfold Hearts Golf Ball.

Episode 77: TGH 77: A Golf Historian’s Guide to Pinehurst

After a year in the works the TalkinGolf History Podcast is proud to release, “A Golf Historian’s Guide to Pinehurst” an in depth and intimate look at Pinehurst through the eye’s of one of its historians. Pinehurst is called America’s Home of Golf – listen in and learn how it earned that moniker.

A special thanks to our guest, Chris Buie, the Pinehurst Resort and the Tufts Archives for hosting us. If you have the opportunity please consider donating to the Tufts Archives.

Episode 76: TGH 76: Mr. 59

A wonderful interview with the wonderful man, Al Geiberger, the first man in the history of golf to break golf’s version of the 4 minute mile…breaking 60!

We dive into how Mr. Geiberger entered the game, his early amateur days, his stories from the tour which include Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, his PGA Championship, his Players Championship and of course a run down of his 59 and how he kept himself in the zone.

We would like to take a moment to thank La Quinta Country Club for allowing us to record our interview in their boardroom.
Also very special thanks to artist Jim Fitzpatrick for allowing TalkinGolf History to use his painting of Mr. 59!

Episode 75: TGH 75: The Rise and Demise of Spalding Golf

This is the first of many episodes that will be titled, “The Rise and Demise of,” these episodes will cover the birth, the rise and the demise of some of the most influential golf manufacturers in history. We are joined by MyGolfSpy’s own John Barba who did the wonderful research on Spalding Golf.

Don’t sleep on this episode if you aren’t a gear head…this episode dives into how Spalding grew golf in America!!!