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A golf podcast from OneBeardedGolfer.com. Host David Hill explores topics that begin locally and extrapolate across the golf world.

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A golf podcast from OneBeardedGolfer.com. Host David Hill explores topics that begin locally and extrapolate across the golf world.

    Blind Shots Podcast Season 4, Episode 2 – Matt Considine of NewClub Golf Society

    Blind Shots Podcast Season 4, Episode 2 – Matt Considine of NewClub Golf Society

    Matt Considine is a co-founder of NewClub Golf Society, an official golf club modeled after the golf societies of Great Britain and Ireland. NewClub offers a home to golfers that desire the best elements of a golfing community: camaraderie, competition, and a commitment to stewardship of the game we all love. Matt’s passion has become a career, and offered a glimpse at an alternative to the traditional American model of golf club membership.







    Listening to Matt, it’s clear that NewClub was always going to work out.





    His is an interesting journey, and he’s great behind a microphone, so I expect you’ll enjoy this episode thoroughly.







    Links:







    NewClub Golf Society: www.newclub.golf







    McKellar Number Six: www.mckellarmagazine.com/issue-6/

    • 56 min
    Blind Shots Podcast – Season 4, Episode 1: Anatomy of the Buddies Golf Trip

    Blind Shots Podcast – Season 4, Episode 1: Anatomy of the Buddies Golf Trip

    Welcome back to the Blind Shots Podcast. I’m excited to be back in the studio and truly jazzed about some of the forthcoming episodes for Season Four.







    Today, co-hosts Matt & Fred sit in to talk about Buddies’ Golf Trips. We frame the discussion within our decade of experience together to try to isolate what works, what doesn’t, and why. If you’re thinking about starting or joining a golf trip, I hope you’ll find this useful. If you’re a buddies trip veteran, I hope you find this entertaining.







    Visit the McKellar Magazine website to order your copy of Issue 6, as well as select back issues.

















    Issue 6

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Blind Shots Podcast Season 3 Episode 19: Matthew McCrady of Man O’ War Golf Part 2

    Blind Shots Podcast Season 3 Episode 19: Matthew McCrady of Man O’ War Golf Part 2

    This episode is the second half of my conversation with Matthew McCrady, the Director of Operations at Man O’ War Golf in Lexington, Kentucky.

    • 33 min
    Blind Shots Podcast Season 3 Episode 18: Matthew McCrady of Man O’ War Golf, Part 1.

    Blind Shots Podcast Season 3 Episode 18: Matthew McCrady of Man O’ War Golf, Part 1.

    This episode is the first half of my conversation with Matthew McCrady, the Director of Operations at my home practice and fitting facility, Man O’ War Golf in Lexington, Kentucky. We talk all around and thru the state of the golf business, as I try to touch on what makes this stand alone practice facility so special. It’s that kind of meandering conversation that we specialize in here at the Blind Shots Podcast, one that could’ve just as easily been with Matthew and me standing on opposite sides of the counter in the golf shop, instead of in his office with microphones and a recorder.







    Visit the Man O’ War Golf website.







    Matthew still gets to play a little golf now and then.

    • 38 min
    Blind Shots Podcast Season 3 Episode 17 – Hal Phillips on global golf design, American soccer revolution, and global political economy.

    Blind Shots Podcast Season 3 Episode 17 – Hal Phillips on global golf design, American soccer revolution, and global political economy.

    Buckle up, folks, because we’re going around the world today with Hal Phillips, the principal behind Mandarin Media, his golf course-centric PR and media firm.  In his quarter-century of work in the marketing agency space with architects, private clubs, and developers, he has had a front row seat the trends and events that have shaped golf course design for the last three decades.















    Yet, as interesting as all of that is, Hal’s interests stretch far past the 18th green. He is also an author and has been a working journalist for the past 35 years. He is currently working on a new book, that I revel in discussing with him. You can read all about it on his writing site at halphillips.net.







    I had a blast, as we discussed his upcoming book on the American soccer revolution, golf and Chinese political economy, and professional tour golf and the Saudi Arabian investment in the nominally titled Asia Tour.







    You can learn more about Hal’s work, his blog, and all things Mandarin Media on his website at mandarinmedia.net.







    Hal Phillips

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Blind Shots Podcast Season 3 Episode 16 – Jason Straka ASGCA on Kenwood CC, renovations, and sustainable golf course design

    Blind Shots Podcast Season 3 Episode 16 – Jason Straka ASGCA on Kenwood CC, renovations, and sustainable golf course design

    Today’s episode is a chat with golf course architect Jason Straka, one half of the Fry/Straka design partnership, one of the nicest, smartest, most unnecessarily humble people in golf. I met Jason at a media preview event at Kenwood Country Club in Cincinnati, where he lead the renovation of that club’s Kendale course, which will host the new Queen City Classic LPGA event in 2022.







    We talk about Kenwood Country Club, the course renovation, and the tournament, as well as more general matters such as his passion for sustainability in golf course design and maintenance and the insular nature of a lot of golf-centric conversations.







    Jason is as well credentialed as he is talented. Seriously, reading his CV is simultaneously impressive and exhausting, which speaks to how seriously he approaches environmental sustainability and stewardship within the context of his golf course designs.







    As mentioned after the interview, the Practice Putting Green-18th Green complex is incredible. See for yourself with these snapshots.



























    This might be my favorite Biarritz complex in golf, and I LOVE a Biarritz.

    • 40 min

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