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the fried egg dives deep into the topics of professional golf, golf course architecture and amateur golf. Guests range from PGA Tour winners to the world's greatest architects to great amateur players.

the fried egg dives deep into the topics of professional golf, golf course architecture and amateur golf. Guests range from PGA Tour winners to the world's greatest architects to great amateur players.
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the fried egg dives deep into the topics of professional golf, golf course architecture and amateur golf. Guests range from PGA Tour winners to the world's greatest architects to great amateur players.

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English


Episodes

Episode 157: Kevin Moore - Tournament Course Setup and Analytics-Driven Strategy

10/2/2019
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Kevin Moore joins Andy and Garrett to discuss Rory McIlroy's surprising and intriguing comments about soft course setups on the European Tour. Kevin is a former Division 1 college golfer, a professor of Mathematics Education, and the founder of a golf course analysis company called Squares2Circles, so he has some keen insights into what McIlroy means when he talks about "playing with strategy." Kevin, Andy, and Garrett also discuss how equipment technology has changed the way the best...

Duration:01:17:01

Episode 156: Robert Crosby, Golf Historian and John Low Biographer

9/26/2019
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Joining first-time host Garrett Morrison is golf historian Robert Crosby, who is working on a book about the great John Low. Garrett and Bob touch on Bob's tumultuous college days and his thoughts about the escapist character of golf before delving into his research on the fascinating life and work of John Low. In the early 20th century, Low played an influential role in debates about golf architecture, equipment, and rules. His way of thinking about the game, as Bob eloquently describes, is...

Duration:01:03:54

Episode 155: Lukas Michel 2019 U.S. Mid Am Champion

9/24/2019
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Last week Lukas Michel became the first international winner of the U.S. Mid Am at Colorado Golf Club, he joins Andy to talk about his week in Colorado and his golf career. The pair talk about amateur golf, how Lukas got prepared for his Mid Am run at Sand Hills, the awkward moment on the final hole of the match and his plans for the future.

Duration:01:24:15

Episode 154: Geoff Shackelford - Part 2: Player empowerment era and golf architecture's future

9/17/2019
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In part two of Andy's discussion with Golfweek and Golf Channel contributor Geoff Shackelford they discuss the new player empowerment era where golf has seen its biggest names speaking up on hot topics. The two discuss slow play and driver technology before Andy gets Geoff's take on the future of golf course architecture.

Duration:00:50:49

Episode 153: Geoff Shackelford - Part 1: Brooks & Rory and new schedule review

9/11/2019
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Geoff Shackelford joins the podcast to catch up with Andy on what's been going on in professional golf. Geoff answers important questions such as was the new schedule a success? Should Brooks have won Player of the Year and what we might see in with the TV contract negotiations.

Duration:00:42:34

Episode 152: Craig Moore Superintendent at Marquette Golf Club

8/25/2019
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Golf Course Superintendent Craig Moore joins the podcast to discuss maintaining turf on the United States Northern Border. Craig and Andy discuss the brilliant and varied architecture behind the 36 holes at Craig's facility the Marquette Golf Club. Craig discusses what it was like to build a course in the Upper Peninsula and some of the struggles maintaining turf that he faces.

Duration:01:00:34

Episode 151: Perry Maxwell, Prairie Dunes and Southern Hills

8/14/2019
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The Fried Egg's Managing Editor Garrett Morrison joins Andy to discuss their recent trip to Prairie Dunes and Southern Hills. Garrett and Andy talk about their takeaways on Perry Maxwell and how he is an underappreciated architect. The two then dive into Prairie Dunes, comparing Maxwell's original 9 to his son Press' work building the second 9. The two then dive into Southern Hills and the recent renovation work by Gil Hanse. The upcoming major host wowed both Garrett and Andy.

Duration:01:43:39

Yolk with Doak - Episode 17: The consulting business, the growing distance gap and architect's biases

8/5/2019
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In the third installment of our recent recording session Tom Doak dives into some of his work at Stonewall Golf Club in Philadelphia. Then the conversation moves to Tom's future in the consulting business and what interests him for the final stage of his career. Tom brings up a good point about distance of amateurs and Tour pros comparing playing with Ben Crenshaw to Brooks Koepka.

Duration:01:11:26

Episode 150: Jaeger Kovich and Clyde Johnson - The Eclectic 18 of the UK

7/30/2019
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Golf course architects Jaeger Kovich and Clyde Johnson join the podcast to discuss their travels and new series on thefriedegg.com, The Eclectic 18. Both Jaeger and Clyde have traveled a great deal throughout their careers working for the likes of Tom Doak and Gil Hanse as well as their own projects, making a point to see all the areas courses. In this podcast, we discuss some of those travels and how they came up with the Eclectic 18 of the UK.

Duration:00:59:47

Episode 149: Geoff Ogilvy - Lowry's win, Xander's driver and what's ahead

7/23/2019
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Geoff Ogilvy joins the podcast to discuss the week of golf at the Open Championship. Geoff and Andy start by talking about Shane Lowry's impressive win and how tough it is to sleep on the lead. Rickie Fowler notched another high finish and Andy asked Geoff's perspective on top 5's in majors versus wins. Their conversation moved to the week's big controversy, the non-conforming drivers and if and how more rigorous testing should be administered. They wrap up the podcast talking about the...

Duration:01:25:40

Episode 148: Geoff Ogilvy - Open Championship, Trackman and improving as a professional

7/15/2019
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Geoff Ogilvy joins Andy to discuss the 2019 Open Championship. Before they hit on Royal Portrush and the tournament, Geoff and Andy discuss Matthew Wolff, his golf swing and how Trackman has led to more unique motions. Then Andy asks Geoff about getting better as a Tour pro and how difficult it is to do. Finally they close with discussion of Geoff's history at the Open Championship and how it differs from the other majors and who he expects to play well at Portrush.

Duration:01:28:55

Episode 147: Arron Oberholser - The Wolff - Morikawa showdown, today's young stars and the Open Championship

7/9/2019
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Golf Channel Analyst and Former PGA Tour winner Arron Oberholser joins the podcast to talk about new youth on Tour, Matthew Wolff, Colin Morikawa and Victor Hovland. Oberholser and Andy then discuss the difference between today's young stars and when Arron was a young player and the tools available. The conversation wraps with Arron talking about this year's schedule and the upcoming Open Championship.

Duration:01:02:33

Episode 146: Russ Myers

7/2/2019
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Southern Hills Country Club’s Golf Course Superintendent Russ Myers joins Andy to discuss subjects ranging from his work at Southern Hills to his time working grounds at Augusta National. Russ has a long history with championship golf and tells stories from cutting cups in front of Greg Norman to restoring LACC and Southern Hills with Gil Hanse.

Duration:01:18:29

Yolk with Doak - Episode 16: St. Patrick's and building from scratch vs renovating

6/26/2019
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In the latest episode of the Yolk with Doak, Tom Doak and Andy Johnson discuss what is more difficult building from new vs renovating a course. Tom brings to light his experience renovating at The National but also talks about what the easier business is. Then Tom talks about his newest project, a links course in Ireland where he is partnering with Rosapenna Resort to build St. Patrick's.

Duration:00:39:05

Yolk with Doak Episode 15: A new course at Tara Iti, a Memorial Park update and Renaissance Club

6/23/2019
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In the return of the Yolk with Doak, Tom Doak joins to talk about his recent news. Tom and Andy talk about his new planned public course at Tara Iti in New Zealand, the Renaissance Club and the progress of Houston's Memorial Park and how it's been working with Brooks Koepka.

Duration:01:06:19

Episode 145: Charlie Danielson

6/18/2019
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Charlie Danielson joins the podcast after making the cut at the 2019 U.S. Open. Charlie and Andy discuss his qualifying for the U.S. Open after a major knee surgery that has kept him out of competition for the past year. Charlie goes into the transition from 4-time All-American at the University of Illinois to playing professionally and how the injury has made him reflect. Charlie also talks about his Saturday pairing with Phil at Pebble Beach and how it setup differently from his 2016 U.S....

Duration:00:26:11

Episode 144: Geoff Ogilvy - U.S. Open, Pebble, Winged Foot and life as a pro

6/14/2019
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Geoff Ogilvy stops by in Monterey to talk the U.S. Open. Geoff and Andy discuss the U.S. Open's identity, his win in 2006, how par has changed and much more.

Duration:01:27:31

Episode 143: Pebble Beach Golf Links with Garrett Morrison

6/11/2019
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The Fried Egg's Managing Editor Garrett Morrison joins the podcast to talk about his new role with The Fried Egg and this week's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Garrett and Andy discuss what makes Pebble Beach a great golf course and a championship test that has endured 100 years.

Duration:00:53:13

Episode 142: Ryan French - Sectional Qualifiers

6/7/2019
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In part two of our conversation with Monday Qualifier Founder Ryan French we zero in on the U.S. Open and its Sectional Qualifying. Ryan and Andy kick off the discuss the Web.com Tour putting an event opposite the U.S. Open and the difficult position it puts its players in. Then Ryan dives into some of the players who qualified and their interesting back stories which include funding their golf careers through Golden Tee.

Duration:00:38:01

Episode 141: Ryan French - Monday Q Info - Part 1

6/5/2019
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The man behind the famed Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) Twitter account, Ryan French joins Andy to discuss how he started his account and Monday Qualifiers and Mini Tour golf. Ryan discusses where his interest in Monday Qualifiers and Mini-Tour stems from and some of his favorite stories since starting the account. In part two Ryan and Andy discuss the U.S. Open Sectional qualifying and some of the back stories behind the lesser known players.

Duration:00:33:53