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Ep. 20: A 5th Course Comes to Bandon Dunes (Oregon Trip Pt. 2)

4/17/2019
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Hosts Graylyn and Ian discuss the news that Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is adding a new course to its lineup. The duo got a sneak peek of the course from a distance on their last trip to Oregon and in this episode they describe the details of the project. They also interview Bandon Dunes character “Shoe,” who has been on site from the very beginning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:47

Ep. 19: PGA Tour Agent and Golf Travel Expert Michael Wolf

4/10/2019
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In this episode, Ian talks with PGA Tour Agent and expert golf traveler Michael Wolf about his “golden ticket” to Augusta National during the Masters, his underrated golf travel destinations, how to plan an overseas golf trip, the impact of social media on golf, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:51

Ep. 18: Golf Questions You Were Embarrassed to Ask Pt. 2

4/3/2019
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The hosts address the anonymous golf questions you were embarrassed to ask your friends or club professional. Ian and Graylyn touch on topics that range from packing to the rules of golf and how to deal with a bad caddie on the course. Send in your questions for a future episode to letters@linksmagazine.com or social media, where we’re @linksmagazine everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:52

Ep. 17: You've Likely Underestimated Myrtle Beach Golf

3/27/2019
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In this episode, the hosts enjoy the high end of Myrtle Beach golf. Over a three-day golf trip Ian and Graylyn play some of the best golf courses in the area, stay in a premium hotel, and enjoy stellar food, all for significantly less money than many other golf trips. Find out more about the trip and why they chose to visit the Grand Strand in this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:10

Ep. 16: The Perfect Bandon Dunes Golf Trip—Part 1

3/20/2019
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Ian and Graylyn recently traveled to Bandon Dunes and recorded this episode while on the road. In part 1 they discuss flights, planning, the best time of year to visit, where they played, and a breakdown of the courses. They also choose their favorite and split 10 rounds among the four main courses at the resort. Part 2 will cover future developments at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and a conversation with Shoe, one of Bandon’s longest standing employees Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:33:43

Ep. 15: In-Depth Hilton Head Island Golf

3/13/2019
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The hosts discuss their “home island” where LINKS Magazine has been based for over 30 years. Ian and Graylyn talk about the golf options on the island, where to stay, where to find the best deals, and where to eat and drink. The two also dive into Bluffton, S.C., where you’ll find even more golf options just off the island. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:28

Ep. 14: What it's Like to Live in St. Andrews—George Peper Interview

3/6/2019
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In this episode Ian and Graylyn interview LINKS Editor George Peper about his experience living full time in St. Andrews, Scotland. George shares stories from his time in the town and compares thoughts with Graylyn, who lived in St. Andrews for four years as a student. George also offers tips for those planning their own golf trip to Scotland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:34

Ep. 13: 75+ UK Golf Trips—Interview w/ Secession Golf Club’s Mike Harmon

2/27/2019
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In this episode, Ian sits down with Secession Golf Club’s legendary head professional Mike Harmon. They discuss the “Old Pro’s” 30+ year tenure at Secession, his extensive golf travels to the UK and the rest of the world, his affinity for links golf, and the few courses he has yet to play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:13

Ep. 11: In-Depth on Pinehurst, N.C. Golf

2/13/2019
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With Ian from Cary, N.C. and Graylyn from Asheville, N.C., Pinehurst was never too far away growing up. The two hosts discuss all things Pinehurst in this episode and then go on to design their perfect long weekend golf trips to the area. You may be surprised how similar, and different, their two trips are. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:20

Ep. 10: Jimmie James—The Man Who Played Every Top 100 Course in a Year

2/6/2019
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In this episode, Ian sits down with Jimmie James, a golf-obsessed traveler who completed the nearly impossible task of playing every U.S. top 100 course in a single year. Ian and Jimmie played golf together at Jimmie’s Atlanta, Ga. club and set up the microphones in the bar post-round. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:14

Ep. 9: Live from Casa de Campo with Two Golf-Obsessed Veterans

1/30/2019
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Season 2 begins with Graylyn and Ian recording at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. The hosts talk about the resort, the LINKS Invitational in which they’re playing, and they sit down to interview two other participants—Arch and Tom. The duo are Army veterans who have traveled the world for their jobs, often with clubs in tow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:43

Ep. 12: The Golf Travel Questions You Were Embarrassed to Ask

1/28/2019
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The hosts noticed a trend over the last few years. Golfers are embarrassed or scared to ask basic questions on social media for fear of ridicule. Prior to this episode they asked for reader questions via email and direct message to answer anonymously on this podcast. If you have golf travel questions that you’re embarrassed to ask on social media or anywhere else, send them to Ian and Graylyn! Find LINKS at @linksmagazine on all social media, or email letters@linksmagazine.com. Learn more...

Duration:00:47:54

Ep. 8: The North Coast 500

12/19/2018
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In this episode, co-host Graylyn discusses his trek through the North Coast 500, a famous road trip that follows Scotland’s northern coastline and traverses the Scottish Highlands. He describes the golf he played golf along the route, from rural local gems with only honor boxes to famous venues like Royal Dornoch. He also talks about the jaw-dropping scenery, logistical hurdles of the trip, and what he would do differently the next time around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:49:23

Ep. 7: A Golf Trip to New York

12/5/2018
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In this episode, Ian tells us about a recent trip to New York where he played Shinnecock Hills and Sleepy Hollow Country Club. He played Shinnecock a month before it hosted the U.S. Open and he describes the conditions, the difficulty of the course, and the overall experience of playing at such a historic club. Ian then details his round at Sleepy Hollow, where Gil Hanse and company restored the course to its original C.B. Macdonald roots. Additionally, the hosts swap travel tips, including...

Duration:00:33:32

Ep. 6: George Peper's 50 Favorite Golf Courses (After Playing 750)

11/19/2018
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In this episode, we speak with our friend and LINKS editor George Peper. We talk about his column in our Fall 2018 issue, which is about him playing his 750th golf course—an astounding milestone, even by George’s standards. In the column, he picks his 50 favorite courses that “stand out above the other 700,” so we touch on a several of those 50 and why they are so special to him. George also takes us through his ever-changing bucket list, to which Ian and Graylyn respond with a few of...

Duration:00:31:56

Ep. 5: How to Plan a Golf Trip to Scotland

11/7/2018
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In this episode, we break down the seemingly daunting task of planning a Scottish golf trip. Ian, who has never played golf in Scotland, assumes the role of interviewer for Graylyn, who is an expert on all things Scottish golf. We discuss how to choose the courses to play, the best time of year to visit, how to pace yourself, and other essential information. Graylyn also takes us through his steps to painlessly plan a golf trip to Scotland and finishes with a story of a very memorable round...

Duration:00:36:05

Ep. 4: A Northern California Golf Road Trip

10/24/2018
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In this episode, Graylyn takes us through a recent California road trip during which he played several public courses at varying price points between San Francisco and the Monterey Peninsula. He describes his favorite courses, pleasant surprises, best parts of the drive down Highway 1 in a brand new BMW M6 convertible (thanks, BMW!), and his honest take on whether Pebble Beach is worth the hefty price tag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:42

Ep. 3: What's the Future of Golf Travel?

10/10/2018
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“What we think of as golf course architecture today is vastly different from what it was 20 years ago, let alone 50 or 100. So where will it be in another decade, two, or 10?” In this episode, we give thought to this very important question that was posed in the cover story of our Winter 2018 issue, The Next Era. We discuss how golf travel has evolved over time and how golf course architecture has changed alongside it. We also give our take on what the future of golf architecture will be,...

Duration:00:37:16

Ep. 2: How to Fly with Your Golf Clubs

9/6/2018
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In this episode, we discuss some of the dos and don’ts of traveling with your golf clubs. It’s an often forgotten topic when planning a golf trip, but there’s a lot to think about that can make or break your trip. Come for the sound travel advice from Graylyn, stick around to hear how Ian made a fool of himself with his clubs on public transportation in New York City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:29

Ep. 1: A Golf Trip to England's South Coast

9/5/2018
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In the first episode of the LINKS Magazine Golf Podcast, we dive into a recent trip that Graylyn took to a golf-rich part of the UK after a strong recommendation from Tom Doak. That area was the southern coast of England where Graylyn played St. Enodoc, Saunton (West), Royal North Devon, Prince’s Golf Club, Royal Cinque Ports, and Royal St. George’s. We explore the planning process, the courses, the spotty weather, non-golf activities, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:55:21