The latest TGJ Podcast finds Tom Coyne sitting down with actor and comedian Joel Murray at American Legion Post 42, following their round together at Chicago’s Canal Shores. The youngest of nine Murrays reminisces on his introduction to the game at Canal, its infamous snackbar, lessons his own caddie shack and of course, stories about Bill.
We celebrate the return of Sweetens Cove to the pages of TGJ with a conversation between Contributing Editor D.J. Piehowski and Sweetens Cove architect Rob Collins. They discuss the devilish fourth hole, which is featured in the Yardage Book section of issue No. 9, the foul-mouthed preacher behind its royal nickname, and just how tough it can play. They also get into the changes at the course and how a game of telephone between Brad Faxon, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning led to Manning joining...
From music videos at Def Jam to Director of Diversity at the PGA of America, Wendell Haskins has built a remarkable life inside and outside the game. On the latest TGJ Podcast, Casey Bannon links up with Haskins and professional golfer Sadena Parks in New York City in advance of their Original Tee Golf Classic—a tournament celebrating the African-Americans in the game. Learn how one of the coolest guys in golf went from roommates with P. Diddy to Luther Campbell’s stylist to full-time grower...
After 68 years, the Open Championship has finally returned to Royal Portrush and Northern Ireland. Host Tom Coyne sits down with Dr. Richard Haslam of Saint Joseph’s University to explore the politics of the area that contributed to the Open’s absence, then he’s joined by “The Boss” of Royal Portrush, Wilma Erskine, to discuss how her club returned to the rota. It’s one part history lesson, one part preview and 100 percent Irish.
After playing Gamble Sands together, Tom Coyne joins course architect David McLay Kidd and the rest of their fivesome for a dinner conversation. Over local wine and halibut with sides of banter, the group dishes on what makes Kidd’s wonderfully wild design in upstate Washington so refreshing, the beauty behind fescue and the serious business of making golf fun.
After 36 holes incredible together at Shinnecock and NGLA, Tom Coyne sits down with Jimmy Dunne, one of the most interesting men in golf you may not know. He opens up on everything from growing up as a caddie, becoming a member at Augusta (among other clubs), being a staple in celebrity foursomes, lunches with presidents and Tom Brady “whining” for more strokes.
Go behind the scenes at the 2019 U.S. Open with Jim Moriarty. In the latest TGJ podcast, host Tom Coyne checks in with the legendary golf writer as he covers his 34th U.S. Open. In a series of daily chats from Pebble Beach, Jim discusses a new appreciation for Brooks Koepka, his Kansas connection with Gary Woodland, and drops some fantastic yarns from Pebble’s days gone by including one about Jack Nicklaus and a missing winner’s check.
Geoff Ogilvy is a major champion that also happens to be a Golfer's Journal contributor. The former U.S. Open champ wrote the Yardage Book section of TGJ No. 6 and he joins the podcast to discuss growing up in Australia's Sand Belt as well as the state of the professional and recreational game around the world.
To wrap up 2018, Publisher Brendon Thomas and Managing Editor Travis Hill join the podcast to discuss how their favorite stories came together this year. We also discuss the highlights of the year’s TGJ events and give a preview of what’s on the horizon in 2019 and how readers can get involved.
After serving as a writer and contributor on shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Office and The Daily Show, Larry Wilmore is now the executive producer of Black-ish on ABC. Beyond that, he's a golf fanatic. He joined the podcast to discuss how he fell in love with the game and the role that it plays in Hollywood today. You can read more about his golf obsession in TGJ No. 6.
Keith Cutten is a Canadian golf course architect and the author of the new book, "The Evolution of Golf Course Design." He joined the podcast to talk through his career in architecture, how he came up with the idea for his book and the current state of the golf industry.
Job Fickett was the TGJ reader that pitched the story that ended up becoming "Game of Pixels" in TGJ No. 5. We talk through the ins and outs of the most in-depth golf video game there is and Job explains what it takes to be one of the game's standout course designers. We also chat with Adam Heindorff of Links & Kings about the gift all premium subscribers receive this year.
Jim Dodson has written more than 10 books about golf, ranging from his personal experience with the game to biographies of titans like Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan. He joined us live at a TGJ subscriber event at Pinehurst Resort to share stories from a career of covering the game, as well as his thoughts on golf and media at large.