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The team at LINKS Golf Media discusses a wide range of topics pertaining to golf travel, course reviews, interviews with leaders of the game, and more

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The team at LINKS Golf Media discusses a wide range of topics pertaining to golf travel, course reviews, interviews with leaders of the game, and more

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English


Episodes
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Ep. 175: Golf Slang Terms You (Probably) Haven’t Heard Before

7/14/2024
The co-hosts did their research, and spend this episode of the LINKS Golf Podcast going back and forth defining a group of golf slang words that they were previously unfamiliar with. How many of these golf terms have you heard in your experience? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:21

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Ep. 174: Golf’s Most Patriotic Courses

7/4/2024
In celebration of Independence Day, the hosts go in-depth on a group of golf courses that are patriotic either in name, purpose, location, or all of the above on this episode of the LINKS Golf Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:41

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Ep. 173: Brand New American Courses Opening in the Second Half of 2024

7/1/2024
We’re rounding up a group of exciting new American courses in development that are set to debut by the end of 2024 on this episode of the LINKS Golf Podcast. Our co-hosts go into detail on three new courses each and explain their significance in the golf landscape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:38

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Ep. 172: 6 Courses We’d Love to Host the U.S. Open

6/24/2024
Teeing off an all-new season of the LINKS Golf Podcast, co-hosts Al Lunsford and Joe Passov take turns arguing which golf courses deserve a chance to host the men’s U.S. Open Championship. Their course selections are split into three categories: realistic, possible, and pure fantasy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:18:35

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Ep. 171: Our Digital Editor Plays Augusta National

4/21/2024
Digital Editor Al Lunsford was one of the lucky winners of the annual media lottery to play a round at Augusta National the day after the final round of the 2024 Masters Tournament. On a special edition of the LINKS Golf Podcast, Al chats with co-host Joe Passov, a past media lottery winner, and details the week leading up to his round, the experience of playing the course, and what he learned along the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:24

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Ep. 170: Hughes Norton & George Peper, Authors of "RAINMAKER"

3/26/2024
Hughes Norton and George Peper, authors of RAINMAKER: Superagent Hughes Norton and the Money-Grab Explosion of Golf from Tiger to LIV and Beyond, join the LINKS Golf Podcast to chat about the book, dealing with golf’s biggest power players, and the state of today’s game. Norton was once one of the most powerful men in golf. During his tenure as head of the golf division of Mark McCormack’s International Management Group (IMG), he was the lead agent for six world-number-one-ranked players, including both Greg Norman and Tiger Woods. Before Tiger ever struck a ball as a professional, Norton did deals with Nike and Titleist that brought him more than $60 million, a then-unprecedented sum for a professional athlete. Less than two years later—and for reasons never explained—Tiger fired Norton. McCormack then did the same, giving him a multi-million-dollar parachute tied to a 10-year non-compete clause and a gag order. Now, for the first time, Norton is talking—about his clients, his boss, and his role in fostering the era of unbridled greed that now threatens to destroy professional golf. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:05

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Ep. 169: What Makes Pebble Beach Resorts Great + Architect and Author Richard Mandell

3/18/2024
The hosts recap the 2024 LINKS Invitational at Pebble Beach and discuss why the world-class resort is one of the best. The second half of the episode features an interview with golf architect and author Richard Mandell about building great courses on a budget, living in Pinehurst, his latest book, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:23:03

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Ep. 168: Golf Course Architect Bill Bergin

3/10/2024
Golf course architect Bill Bergin joins the LINKS Golf Podcast to talk about his design of the Highlands Course at McLemore (pictured), and the new course he is building for the Georgia resort/community with Rees Jones called The Keep. The hosts also chat with Bergin about finishing 14th in the 1984 Open Championship, the similarities between Augusta National and the Old Course at St. Andrews, traveling around the country in a van, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:24

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Ep. 167: Chasing the Top 100 with Hayes Holderness

3/3/2024
On this episode of the LINKS Golf Podcast the hosts chat with Hayes Holderness, who is set to complete his pursuit of playing all the courses on the World Top 100 list this year. Holderness discusses the most challenging courses to get on, wild travel moments, the close-knit group of golfers that share the common goal, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:38

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Ep. 166: 5 of Golf’s Underrated Course Architects

2/25/2024
Co-hosts Joe Passov and Al Lunsford look into multiple eras of golf course architecture and choose a few of the designers who deserve greater acclaim in this episode of the LINKS Golf Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:09

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Ep. 165: Golf Course Architect Forrest Richardson

2/19/2024
Inventive golf course architect Forrest Richardson discusses some of his most out-of-the-box course ideas—20-hole courses, par-two holes, twin 9-hole routings, and more—on this episode of the LINKS Golf Podcast. The hosts chat with Richardson about his past presidency at the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), his choice for the game’s most underrated course architect, being the parent of a Hollywood actor, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:03

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Ep. 164: Inside the 2024 Winter Issue of LINKS

2/11/2024
LINKS Editor George Peper is back to break down our latest issue in this episode of the LINKS Golf Podcast. Topics discussed include changes in the magazine in 2024, George’s column on the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, the next group of course architects to step up to the A-List, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:01

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Ep. 163: A Preview Trip to Cabot Citrus Farms + Kyle Franz & Ben Cowan-Dewar

2/4/2024
The hosts report on one of the country's newest golf destinations, Cabot Citrus Farms in Florida, on this episode of the LINKS Golf Podcast. Digital Editor Al Lunsford gives his early impressions after visiting Cabot Citrus Farms in January, while co-host Joe Passov gives background on the former courses that occupied the property. Al also interviews Kyle Franz (architect of the Karoo course at Cabot Citrus Farms) and Cabot CEO Ben Cowan-Dewar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:53

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Ep. 162: Best Things We Saw at the 2024 PGA Merchandise Show

1/28/2024
After attending the golf industry’s annual trade show in Orlando, hosts Joe Passov and Al Lunsford discuss the items that piqued their interest in this episode of the LINKS Golf Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:19

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Ep. 161: Ian Woosnam

1/22/2024
Ian Woosnam, the lone Welshman to win a major championship, entertains listeners of the LINKS Golf Podcast with insight into his 1991 Masters win, hidden golf gems in Wales, his favorite golf destination, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:04

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Ep. 160: Historic Golf at The Omni Homestead Resort

1/14/2024
Does Virginia have the country’s best mountain golf course? In this episode of the LINKS Golf Podcast, the hosts chat with Mark Fry, Director of Golf at The Omni Homestead Resort, about the historic golf offerings at “America’s First Resort” in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:12

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Ep. 159: Golf Course Architect Andy Staples

1/8/2024
Golf course architect Andy Staples joins co-hosts Al Lunsford and Joe Passov to begin Season 15 of the LINKS Golf Podcast. Staples discusses his thoughts on the rollback of the golf ball, his well-known work creating two new courses at PGA National Resort in Florida, his current projects, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:51

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Ep. 158: The Designs of Tiger Woods

10/22/2023
In the final episode of Season 14, the hosts dive into Tiger Woods’s growing career in golf course architecture, discussing his earliest courses, design philosophy, and projects currently in the works. This episode is presented by Wild Dunes Resort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:00

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Ep. 157: Nick Price

10/15/2023
World Golf Hall of Famer Nick Price talks about his growing career in golf course design, his playing days, and more in this episode of the LINKS Golf Podcast. This episode is presented by Wild Dunes Resort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:59

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Ep. 156: 6 Notable Courses Opening Soon in the U.S.

10/8/2023
On this episode of the LINKS Golf Podcast, the hosts preview a slate of prominent new public golf courses debuting within the next year in the U.S. This episode is presented by Wild Dunes Resort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:48