A golf podcast from OneBeardedGolfer.com. Host David Hill explores topics that begin locally and extrapolate across the golf world.
Blind Shots Podcast Episode 7 - Tyler Van Hoose of Keene Trace Golf Club
Welcome to Episode 7 of the Blind Shots Podcast. This episode is a fun discussion with Tyler Van Hoose, who is the general manager of the Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky, just south of Lexington in central Kentucky.
Keene Trace Golf Club, among other accolades, is the host club of the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. It’s a conversation with Tyler about the status and business of golf right now, through the lens of an uncommon model of a contemporary golf club. Running a non-equity golf club across two separate campuses and courses that also host a PGA Tour event, as well as significant amateur events, gives Tyler a unique insight into the business of golf that members and everyday golfers can appreciate.
Blind Shots Podcast Episode 8 – Americans in Scotland Roundtable, Round 2 – Carnoustie and Elie
Welcome to Episode 8 - The Americans in Scotland Round table, Round Two.
In this episode, we recount our day at Carnoustie and a day at Elie.
It’s a virtual roundtable conversation with my Scottish Golf Trip companions remembering our journey getting to and from Carnoustie, golf on the world’s hardest links course, and the wonderful experience on and off of the course there. We also recount our day at Golf House Club at Elie, and what was probably our most joyful rounds of golf in Scotland, plus the incredible hospitality that the Club extended us, and why you should visit if you have the chance.
Carnoustie Golf Links - link to the pro shop of perhaps the best golf course in the world.
The Carnoustie Club - a distinct entity from the course, these are some of the most welcoming people you'll find in golf
Golf House Club Elie - one of the most quietly luxurious golf clubs you can visit.
Blind Shots Podcast Short Game Session #10 - Musings on the Buddies Trip
Welcome to Short Game Session #10. This week I riff on our recent Buddies’ Trip to the Sandhills of North Carolina, winner’s guilt, and letting go of the reins.
The Pinehurst-Southern Pines-Sanford area of North Carolina has such incredible golf courses and experiences. It’s my Scotland that I can reach without getting on an airplane, something exotic and different than what I can find at home, with the local culture immersed in the golf culture. I hope you enjoy these thoughts of mine and tune in next time.
Blind Shots Podcast Episode 16 – Americans in Pinehurst Roundtable –Pinehurst #1, The Cradle & Thistle Dhu
Welcome to our new Americans in Pinehurst series. Familiar voices from a new setting, as Fred, Matt, and I provide tales, laughs, and analysis on our experiences in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. This week we discuss how we began our 2020 Golf Trip at the Pinehurst Resort, playing Pinehurst #1, The Cradle, and the Thistle Dhu putting course.
Pinehurst No. 1
Thistle Dhu Putting Course
Blind Shots Podcast Episode #17 - The Blind Shots Episode
What starts as a grill room debate with one of my best friends about Tobacco Road Golf Club evolved into a deep dive into blind shots on the golf course. At issue are the merits and differences between blind tee shots versus blind approach shots. To help settle the point, I tap friends and experts from a broad cross-section of the golf world to talk with me about blind shots.
Blind Shots Podcast Episode 18 – Americans in Pinehurst Roundtable – Mid Pines and Pine Needles
It’s Round Two of The Americans in Pinehurst Roundtable, and in this episode we visit one of my very favorite golf courses in the world, Mid Pines Golf Club, and it’s worthy brother across the street, the Pine Needles Golf Course.
I’m a sucker for a period piece, and Mid Pines has the vibe of vintage cool practically oozing up through its firm, sandy turf and sandy, native grass waste areas. And it’s a perfect walking course, to boot. Gentle slopes that lead to some of the most subtle yet captivating reveals that you’re going to find on Bermudagrass anywhere.
Pine Needles is, in many ways, what Mid Pines is not, a perfect compliment within the sphere of the North Carolina Sandhills. It’s a big, beautiful championship course with a championship pedigree to match. Where Mid Pines is intimate, Pine Needles is hulking, playing long while winding through the forests, within a perimeter of houses which in no way interfere with the golf experience. Enjoy!