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The podcast network for serious golfers. TalkinGolf launched as an online audio show way back before podcasts (or even the iPhone) were a thing. We've been on an extended break since 2012 but now we're back and creating new and interesting content each week as well as a sprinkling of some of the best stuff from the archives.

The podcast network for serious golfers. TalkinGolf launched as an online audio show way back before podcasts (or even the iPhone) were a thing. We've been on an extended break since 2012 but now we're back and creating new and interesting content each week as well as a sprinkling of some of the best stuff from the archives.

Location:

Australia

Description:

The podcast network for serious golfers. TalkinGolf launched as an online audio show way back before podcasts (or even the iPhone) were a thing. We've been on an extended break since 2012 but now we're back and creating new and interesting content each week as well as a sprinkling of some of the best stuff from the archives.

Twitter:

@Rod_Morri

Language:

English

Contact:

61 0407 078 891


Episodes

Episode 71: TGH 71: The Legacy of Tom Morris Part 2

7/13/2021
In Part 2 of the Legacy of Tom Morris we start with the phenom of Young Tom Morris. We then weave through the lives of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris with our historians Roger McStravick and Stephen Proctor as we help tell this wonderful tale of two of the greatest golfers that ever lived. Not to be missed: Old Tom Morris' golf design work His gift to Green Keepers The Greatness of Young Tom Morris and... Perhaps two stories about these legends that you might not have known.

Duration:02:27:45

Episode 70: TGH 70: The Legacy of Tom Morris Part 1

7/5/2021
TalkinGolf History presents The Legacy of Tom Morris Part 1. This is a two part podcast. Part 1 dives into the history of Old Tom Morris, his relationship with Allan Robertson, his rivalry with Willie Park and the Birth of the Open Championship. We are joined by two golf historians, Roger McStravick of St Andrews an expert on the life of Old Tom Morris and Stephen Proctor who is an expert on the life of Young Tom Morris; together for the first time they discuss the History and Legacy of Tom...

Duration:01:37:32

Episode 69: TGH 69: Did Ben Hogan Win 5 US Opens?

6/16/2021
Episode #69 is a fascinating show on one of golf's most mysterious debates - Did Ben Hogan win 5 US Opens and not 4? The story hinges on the designiation of the 1942 Hale America National Open, which was held in place of the canceled 1942 US Open. Some have fought for decades to declare this event a US Open while others have scoffed at the idea. Author Peter May recently published a new book, "The Open Question: Ben Hogan and Golf's Most Enduring Controversey" joins us on the show to argue...

Duration:02:22:56

Episode 68: TGH 68: The Englishman, Tony Jacklin

6/2/2021
On Episode #68 we are joined by Hall of Famer, Two Time Major Champion, Ryder Cup Hero and Captain...Tony Jacklin! This is Part 1 of a series of podcasts with Tony Jacklin. In part 1 we dive into his early days playing the game, how he rose to the professional ranks and his major championship success and even failures. In the next installment we will dive into the Ryder Cup. Not to be missed: His stories of Ben Hogan, Peter Thomson and Bobby Locke. Mr. Jacklin is now a master woodworker who...

Duration:03:20:18

Episode 67: TGH 67: The Birth and Death of Golf in America

5/3/2021
Our latest episode of Golf From the Fringe: The Birth and Death of Golf In America: The Story of Harleston Green, is the true story of how the game of golf came to America in the mid-1700s. This story takes place over a 60 year period from 1739 to 1799 and tells the story of America's first golfers, first golf course and first golf club and how they semmingly, like the colony of Roanoke, disappeared in the middle of the night. I can't tell you how proud of how this show came together - in my...

Duration:01:01:04

Episode 66: TGH 66: The History of the Hyannisport Club

4/22/2021
The History of the Hyannisport Club in its own way is the history of golf in America. Founded in 1897, it has the unique history of having three of American Golf's Founding Fathers on its roster of archiects: John Reid, Alexander Findlay and Donald Ross. It was the golf retreat of President John F Kennedy & has been called the Hardest Short Course in America. Our podcast ends with golf course architect Ron Forse and the Hyannisport Club's superintendent talking about its restoration and its...

Duration:01:53:41

Episode 65: TGH 65: The Blonde Bomber: Craig Wood

4/5/2021
Episode #65 is an episode of Warren Rogan's "Sports Forgotten Heroes." Warren, myself and George Petro discuss the life and career of Craig Wood, who prior to winning the first two majors of 1941 was best known for being the Grand Slam Runner-Up Champion. A special thanks to Warren Rogan for allowing me to co-release this podcast with Sports Forgotten Heroes. If you love sports and love history, do yourself a favor and make Sports Forgotten Heroes a favorite in your podcast play list.

Duration:02:42:12

Episode 64: TGH 64: Antiquities of the Game, Young Tom's Putter

3/24/2021
TalkinGolf History is proud to announce a new series, "Antiquities of the Game," where we explore relics from golf's past and use them to tell the history of the game of golf. This episode includes Jock Hutchinson's 1921 Open Championship Gold Medal and YOUNG TOM MORRIS' PUTTER that he used to win 4 Open Championships in a row. This pivotal moment changed the course of golf history, gave birth to the first ever Gold Medal, the Claret Jug and the Open Rota. I am joined on the show by Golf...

Duration:03:13:27

Episode 63: TGH 63: The Gathering

3/18/2021
TalkinGolf History proudly presents "The Gathering" A golf summit at the Home of America Golf, which brought together the minds behind Golf Club Atlas, the Donald Ross Society, Kyle Franz Golf Design, Story Lounge Film Company and the Society of Golf Historians. Warning: Two of our microphones experienced issues so you may experience moments of static to increase the audio output.

Duration:03:13:33

Episode 62: TGH 62: The Life & Times of Ben Wright

3/7/2021
Episode #61 is the 4th installment of my sitdown interview with Masters Announcer, Ben Wright. In the previous installments Mr. Wright shared some amazing stories with us including- his friendship with Ben Hogan, how he helped put the Beatles on tv for the first time, when Jack Nicklaus shed a tear from a fellow player, how Ben felt that he had jinxed a player at the Masters, how he punched out another player and many many stories that have never previously been shared. On this installment...

Duration:02:00:48

Episode 61: TGH 61: Ben Wright & the Beatles???

3/1/2021
Episode #61 kicks off #MastersMarch for the TalkinGolf History Podcast. Five podcasts in 5 weeks, in our countdown to the 2021 Masters with stories you won't hear anywhere else. What better way to kick off this series than with a story that has nothing to do with golf - or atleast the first 15 minutes of our show has nothing to do with golf. If you are a Beatles Fan listen in for this unknown backstory of how the Beatles made their first tv appearance ever! I hope you Beatles fanatics listen...

Duration:02:34:57

Episode 60: TGH 60: The Wonderful Herbert Warren Wind

2/15/2021
On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into the profound history of Herbert Warren Wind. Few sports writers in history hold a candle to the great Herbert Warren WInd, and we golfers should cherish the fact that he was on our side. If you think you know a lot about the man that the USGA named its highest honor in literature after, think again - his contributions to the game will echo in golf's history. Our guests for today's show are Bradley Klein and Stephen Proctor.

Duration:02:36:37

Episode 59: TGH 59: The Unheralded Pioneer, Ann Gregory

2/1/2021
Ann Gregory won over 300 golf tournaments, she broke the USGA women's color barrier and for 65 years her story has been lost to the masses. Today on our show we are joined by Junior Curator of the USGA Golf Museum, Kylie Garabed who helps shine a light on the amazing career of Ann Gregory, Golf's Unheralded Pioneer. On a personal note: The original purpose of this podcast was to share stories with you that you might not hear anywhere else. Ann Gregory passed away in 1990 without the...

Duration:01:03:27

Episode 58: TGH 58: The Golf Club Without a Course

1/17/2021
Golf From The Fringe presents "The Golf Club Without a Course." The TalkinGolf History introduced the first ever storyline podcast in 2018, when it introduced the Golf From the Fringe series - after a year off, our latest show captures the unique story of the history of the Pittsburgh Golf Club - which includes a runaway bride, a billionaire, the US President, Queen Victoria, the battle between private and public golf, the formation of the Western PA Golf Association, the creation of...

Duration:01:02:51

Episode 57: TGH 57: Stories of the Game with Ben Wright

1/3/2021
History is all about stories and on this episode we get right to the chase in a game I call "Name Assocition." I simply say a name to Ben Wright and then stand back and wait to hear a wonderful story - an often a story I had never heard before. Stories on Seve, Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Ken Venturi, Byron Nelson, Walter Hagen, Arnold Palmer, Dan Jenkins, Peter Allis, Sean Connery, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus. Some of these stories will make you...

Duration:01:53:10

Episode 56: TGH 56: My Friend, Ben Hogan

12/20/2020
The TalkinGolf History podcast finishes its second season with legendary writer and broadcaster, Ben Wright who spent three decades in the towers of Augusta National broadcasting the Masters. Mr. Wright joins us for a series of podcasts kicking off with "My Friend, Ben Hogan" where he talks about his special friendship with Ben Hogan and how he saw every single shot Ben Hogan hit to claim the 1953 Open Championship at Carnoustie. What was it like to see Hogan at his very best? A story about...

Duration:01:20:48

Episode 55: TGH 55: The History of Perry Maxwell

11/22/2020
The Golf Course Architecture Magician of the Midwest had the marvelous ability to shape the land in such a way that it would appear that it had to be Nature's work - it has been said that you wont find 18 better greens in the world, than you will find at the Maxwell Masterpiece - Prairie Dunes County Club. Prairie Dunes, much like Perry Maxwell somehow sits under the radar- both the club and the man were gamechangers for golf design in America, built upon the traditions of the old Scottish...

Duration:02:35:05

Episode 54: TGH 54: The Masters: The Making of a Major

11/8/2020
We welcome back to the podcast Jeff Martin, golf researcher and founder of Thinking About Golf. After to listening to Episode #3, Jeff decided to do some research - little did he know that his research would encompass hundreds of hours to get to the very root of the questions; When did the The Augusta National Invitational become the Masters? When did the Masters become a Major Championship? And the search for the lost apostrophe... Listen in and learn more about what is usually the first...

Duration:02:33:20

Episode 53: TGH 53: The Evolution of Augusta Part 2: Holes 10-18

11/3/2020
On this episode of TalkinGolf History, the gentlemen from Evalu18 dive into the second nine of Augusta National and how it has evolved since its inception. We end this show discussing what if anything we might recommend in terms of restoring ANGC.

Duration:02:56:14

Episode 52: TGH 52: The Evolution of Augusta National Part 1

11/1/2020
On this episode of TalkinGolf History we are joined by Jasper Miner and Joe McDonnell of Evalu18 to discuss the evolution of Dr. Alister MacKenzie and Bobby Jones' masterpiece, Augusta National Golf Club. In part one we dive into the first 9 holes and how they have evolved over the past 87 years. In Episode 53 we will discuss the final 9 holes at Augusta National. If you enjoy the podcast please make sure to rate the show!!!

Duration:02:53:37