80 episodes

In the Feed the Ball podcast, writer Derek Duncan discusses golf course design, architecture and the contemporary culture of golf with golf course architects and other luminaries of the game.

Feed The Ball Derek Duncan

    • Golf
    • 4.7, 20 Ratings

In the Feed the Ball podcast, writer Derek Duncan discusses golf course design, architecture and the contemporary culture of golf with golf course architects and other luminaries of the game.

    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 11, ft. Dana Fry

    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 11, ft. Dana Fry

    Golf designer Dana Fry began his career learning the business as an associate for Tom Fazio, and later forged a prominent partnership with Dr. Michael Hurdzan. With Hurdzan he created such top U.S. courses as Erin Hills, site of the 2017 U.S. Open, and Calusa Pines in Florida. Today he runs his business with partner…Read More Read More

    • 2 hrs
    Episode 69: Ron Kirby

    Episode 69: Ron Kirby

    It’s not unreasonable to suggest the path of golf architecture in the second half of the 20th century can be traced through Ron Kirby. His career has been a remarkable Zelig-like whirlwind placing him in the immediate proximity of Dick Wilson, Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and many others. His name is on…Read More Read More

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 10, ft. Rees Jones

    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 10, ft. Rees Jones

    Rees Jones‘ design work has touched public, resort, club golf and major championship golf as much as any architect of the modern era. He enters the Salon to talk with Jim Urbina and Derek Duncan about balancing the many voices that weigh in on projects in the “remodeling era,” constructing on technically challenging sites vs…Read More Read More

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 9, ft. David McLay Kidd

    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 9, ft. David McLay Kidd

    From the original course at Bandon Dunes to The Castle Course at St. Andrews, to Gamble Sands in Washington and then to Mammoth Dunes in Wisconsin, David McLay Kidd has been one of the most innovative and courageous course designers of this generation. He joins Derek Duncan and Jim Urbina in the Salon to discuss…Read More Read More

    • 2 hrs 4 min
    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 8, ft. Bruce Hepner

    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 8, ft. Bruce Hepner

    Bruce Hepner and Jim Urbina both began working for Tom Doak at Renaissance Design in the early 1990s, spending many days and hours together on the road for well over a decade. Hepner opened his own business in 2012 and is now one of the most admired renovation and restoration specialists in the business. He…Read More Read More

    • 2 hrs 16 min
    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 7, ft. Bobby Weed

    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 7, ft. Bobby Weed

    Few people in the golf design business knew Pete Dye better than Bobby Weed, who first interned for his mentor in the 1970s. Weed comes into the Salon with Derek Duncan and Jim Urbina to share his thoughts on how Dye continues to influence him, the overriding consideration of drainage, being courted by Jack Nicklaus,…Read More Read More

    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Rod Morri ,

Best GCA podcast out there

If you’re into golf course architecture and you’re not listening to Derek you’re doing it wrong.

andrew priory ,

Interesting and on point

Plenty of interesting content and great guests to help me through those long work days

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