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Episode 10: TG History 10: The Story Behind The Story Of The Lido
TalkinGolf History co-host Connor Lewis moved up a media grade recently when he appeared on Golf Channel alongside respected architect Jim Urbina in a short feature about the lost great club of the 20th century, The Lido. Built by the legendary C.B Macdonald and Seth Raynor why input from Tom Simpson and Alister Mackenzie, The Lido was widely regarded the equal of Pine Valley when it opened in 1914 but by 1942 it was gone. The course and its amazing has intrigued golfers for decades and with...
Episode 9: TG History 09: Listener Episode
Most of the time we get to talk about the things we want on the TalkinGolf History Podcast but every few weeks we turn things over to the listeners to find what you want to know about. On Episode 9 we answer questions about golfing Presidents, comparing players from different eras, our favourite periods of golf history and more. Links mentioned in this episode: Email address to submit questions: firstname.lastname@example.org Connor's underloved Twitter thread...
Episode 8: TG History 08: Keith Cutten
Canadian golf course architect Keith Cutten originally started out to write a thesis for his University course but that project ultimately morphed into The Evolution Of Golf Course Design. Keith joins Episode 8 of the podcast to talk about the role of golf courses - and their architects - through time. Link mentiond on this episode: Keith Cutten's book The Evolution of Golf Course Design (https://cuttengolf.com/the_evolution_of_golf_course_design/) Keith Cutten on Twitter...
Episode 7: Ep 07: Green Jacket Auctions
One of the more fascinating corners of golf history is collecting, a multi million dollar business which spans the globe. The biggest and most influential auction house in golf is Green Jacket Auctions, started by Bob Zafian and Ryan Carey in 2006. Bob joins Episode 7 of the podcast to talk about how he got started in collecting, some of the best - and weirdest - items he's been offered for sale and some advice on how a beginner should approach getting started in the trade. Links mentioned...
Episode 6: Ep 06: Sid Matthew on Bob Jones
Florida attorney Sid Matthew is regarded by most as the foremost expert on the life and times of Augusta National co-founder Bob Jones. Sid joins Episode 6 of the TG History podcast to talk about Jones and what made him special beyond just his extraordinary playing resume. Links mentioend on the show: Connor Lewis on Twitter (https://twitter.com/SHistorians) Rod Morri on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Rod_Morri) Join the Society of Golf HIstorians Facebook Page...
Episode 5: Ep 05: The Story Of Karsten Solheim and PING
Karsten Solheim was the founder of PING Golf but his legacy in the game is far greater than the establishment of one manufacturing company. Solheim was a true visionary and one of golf's great innovators, his contribution to the development of modern putters and irons at least the equal of any in history. On Episode 5, we meet PING Historian Rob Griffin to get some insight into one of the game's best known and most respected figures. Links mentioned on this episode: Questions to...
TG History 04 - The Weird And Wonderful Rules Of Golf
If you think some of golf's new rules don't make sense wait till you hear how the game used to be played. From drops that included throwing - yes throwing - the ball to free swings at your opponent's ball in matchplay there have been some weird and wonderful rules governing the game over time. Join hosts Rod Morri and Connor Lewis for Episode 4 as they break down some of the crazier laws golf has endured over time. We also answer listener questions from last episode so make sure to get yours...
TG History 03: Major questions for the Major Championships
Did Bobby Jones really win two Grand Slams? Was The Masters a Major when Gene Sarzen hit 'the shot heard round the world in 1935'? Should Walter Hagen's five PGA titles between 1921 and 1927 be considered Grand Slam victories and will Craig Perks retroactively become New Zealand's third men's Major champion if The Players is one day deemed a Major? All this and more when TalkinGolf History welcomes special guest historian Bill Williams to Episode Three for a lively discussion on golf's 'Big...
TG 02: John Huggan with Catriona Matthew
After an overwhelming response to our first TalkinGolf History podcast last week we change gears this week as we welcome one of the game's most respected golf writers, John Huggan, with the first of an occasional but ongoing series of 'In Conversation With'. In this opening episode Huggy sits down with Solheim Cup Captain and long time friend Catriona Matthew for an engrossing chat on every facet of the game. In TalkinGolf news, we had such a good reaction to our first History episode we...
TG History 01: The Why's Of Golf
There are almost too many golf podcasts to count these days but for all the content - both good and bad - available in audio format none delve into the history of the game. TalkinGolf changes all that this week as hosts Rod Morri and Connor T Lewis boldly go where no podcaster has been before: back. Way back. This monthly podcast will cover every facet of the incredibly rich histroy of golf from players to architecture to clubs to rules to the implements we use to whack the ball around the...