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 96: TGH 96: The History of AW Tillinghast Part 3

This episode concludes our three part series on the History of AW Tillinghast. We kick off Part 3 with golf historian, author and Tillinghast expert, Phil Young as we enter into the Great Depression, Tillinghast’s bankruptcy and his much maligned work with the PGA of America.

We end with a high note as I ask Phil: “What three courses would one have to play to best understand the genius of AW Tillinghast?” His answer may surprise you.

This is the last episode of Season 4 – thank you for listening!

Episode 95: TGH 95: The History of AW Tillinghast, Part 2

Golf Historian, author and AW Tillinghast expert, Phil Young joins us on the show for Part 2 of the History of AW Tillinghast. In this episode we dive into some of Tilly’s most famous designs, as we ponder the question of Tilly’s genius and whether it was divine genius – ie… did he just inherently understand strategic golf design or did his architecture evolve?

Stick around for the end of the show where Phil riffs on 6 of Tilly’s great designs.

Episode 94: TGH 94: The History of AW Tillinghast Part 1

This is Part 1 of a series of podcasts dedicated to the History of AW Tillinghast. In our first installment we dive into Tilly’s early years, his golf career, we explore a theory that he might have been bi-polar and end this first show his break out golf design that helped catapult his career.

We are joined by Tillinghast historian and author, Phil Young.

Episode 93: TGH 93: A Golf Historian’s Scavenger Hunt Part 2

In our second episode of “A Golf Historian’s Scavenger Hunt we explore the course that changed golf in America and the ruins of America’s Home of Golf, then we dive into the most famous golf match perhaps in golf history and then end with the location of a match that may have determined where golf was born!

A great show made even better by the music that matches the eras:
Story #1: Scott Joplin playing Pineapple Rag in 1908
Story #2: Theme song to the movie, Caddyshack, “I’m Alright” by Kenny Loggins
Story #3: John Helmich Roman’s, “Drottingholmsmusiken” written in 1744

Episode 92: TGH 92: The History of Ralph Guldahl

Ralph Guldahl for a period of 4 to 5 years was the greatest golfer on the planet – even outshining his more famous peers Ben Hogan, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson. Today on the podcast, with an assist from Warren Rogan, host of Sports Forgotten Heroes and his guest, Dr Tony Parker we share the story of the forgotten great…Ralph Guldahl.

If you like this story and just love sports, Warren Rogan’s show, Sports Forgotten Heroes may be the show for you. Check it out and thank me later.

Episode 91: TGH 91: Landmand: Building the Legend

For episode #91 we welcome back golf course architect, Rob Collins to share the story of his latest creation, Landmand. You are about to get an insiders glimpse into how every hole at Landmand took shape.

This pod will be a classic – and I truly believe Landmand will become a legend. A special thanks to my production partner: Story Lounge Film Company.

Episode 90: TGH 90: Creating Golf History with Rob Collins

On Episode 90 we interview half of the dynamic duo that make up King Collins Golf Design, Rob Collins.

On this two part podcast we dive into Rob’s personal golf history, the incredible history behind King Collins’ first design, Sweetens Cove and finally a teaser of Episode #91 the birth of Landmand.

This podcast was made with Story Lounge Film Company.

Episode 89: TGH 89: Tales of the Old Tom Morris Trail

Golf Historian and author, Stephen Proctor joins us again to recount his sabbatical to play the Old Tom Morris Trail in Scotland. Proctor played 18 courses that Old Tom Morris designed or renovated and he joins the podcast to share his insights into the design mind of Old Tom Morris and the trip of a lifetime.

Episode 88: TGH 88: The Rise & Demise of MacGregor Golf Part 2

John Barba of MyGolfSpy joins us for the exciting conclusion of the Rise & Demise of MacGregor Golf. The company has started its death spiral, but there is a ray of hope on the horizon. How does a golf course design deal help bring an end to MacGregor? Listen to find out…