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 109: TGH 109: The Rise & Demise of the Ben Hogan Company Part 2

If you enjoyed part 1 of the Rise and Demise of the Ben Hogan Golf Company, then I highly suggested you find a quiet place to seclude yourself from the outside world and get ready for an insane golf history tale which includes sabotage, a Texas revolt, the acquisition of Pebble Beach and a plan to make it a private course for the Japanese Elite!
Buckle up for The Rise and Demise of the Ben Hogan Golf Company Part 2 with special guest John Barba of MyGolfSpy.

Episode 108: The Rise & Demise of the Ben Hogan Golf Company

We are once again joined by John Barba of MyGolfSpy to dive into another historical tale from the golf manufacturing business.

Today on our show we dive into Part 1 of the Rise & Demise of the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company. This epic tale starts in 1953 and sadly ends in 2022 with the last and perhaps final demise of this famous brand.

Episode 107: TGH 107: VaughnCon Rambling On Golf Course Architecture

I have no idea how to describe this episode other than to say that Vaughn Halyard and I started this podcast after playing Landmand for the third time and we had no agenda or a script.

This is a bit different from our past podcasts, so if you are listening for the first time its not quite what we normally deliver, but I felt it was still worth publishing especially in its raw form. Just two friends who love golf history and golf design.

Episode 106: TGH 106: The Evolution of Royal Liverpool

In this episode we celebrate the 2023 Open Championship and its host club, Royal Liverpool. We are joined by a familiar voice, Joe McDonnell who rejoins us on the podcast to talk about his home club.

We tend to think of links golf as something eternal – something that is unchanged – or perhaps created by Mother Nature. Today we dive into all of the changes that have occurred at Hoylake and how the course has evolved to the course that will host this year’s Open.

Episode 105: TGH 105: The Underrated John Ball, Jr.

With the Open Championship returning to Royal Liverpool, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to reshare the amazing history of John Ball, Junior. Ball was the first amateur in history to win a professional major and he was the most prolific winner of the Amateur Majors in golf history.

This is the story of Hoylake’s original hero – the man that helped bring the Open to Royal Liverpool – the golfer who became the first Englishman to win the Open.

The underrated, John Ball, Junior.

Episode 104: TGH 104: The History of LACC

Episode #104 welcomes back the USGA, with USGA Golf Historian, Katie Boyce who joins the show to discuss the History of LACC, the history of golf in Los Angeles and the USGA in California.

We hope you enjoy this wonderful pre-US Open podcast!

Episode 103: TGH 103: The Restoration of Oak Hill: The Back 9

In episode #103 we kickoff where we left off in episode #102 – we make the turn to discuss Andrew Green’s transformational restoration of Oak Hill’s back nine and mix in some history you might not get anywhere else.

Episode 102: TGH 102: The Restoration of Oak Hill: The Front 9

We are joined by renowned golf course architect, Andrew Green to discuss the history and restoration of the Donald Ross classic, Oak Hill’s East Course which will be the host of the 2023 PGA Championship.

On this podcast we dive into the front nine – how they changed over the years, how Andrew and his team restored them and then we sprinkle in a little bit of history behind each golf hole for measure.

Episode 101: TGH 101: Before Augusta National

TalkinGolf History Episode 101 dives into the rich history of the events that transpired before Bobby Jones purchased the land that Augusta National sits on today. We are joined by golf historian, Greg Lamb who shares the property’s unique history – from the Native Americans who lived on the land, to the land owners who tried to make a business out of it, to the public golf resort that nealry happened here, to a retired golfer looking to design his first golf course.