13 episodes

In the 25 years of covering golf, the development of the game, courses and the camaraderie that’s core to the culture, it was time for Matt to share some of the best stories he has heard around fire pits all over the world. From PGA Tour players, caddies, architects, avid amateurs and buddies-trip planners, Matt has forged relationships with some of the most colorful and influential people in the game. So grab a drink, a seat and settle in. We’re getting to the essence of one story per podcast. A narrative so deep and meaningful, you save it for a post-round fire pit, which is where no one is in a hurry for the night to end.

The Fire Pit with Matt Ginella Matt Ginella

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In the 25 years of covering golf, the development of the game, courses and the camaraderie that’s core to the culture, it was time for Matt to share some of the best stories he has heard around fire pits all over the world. From PGA Tour players, caddies, architects, avid amateurs and buddies-trip planners, Matt has forged relationships with some of the most colorful and influential people in the game. So grab a drink, a seat and settle in. We’re getting to the essence of one story per podcast. A narrative so deep and meaningful, you save it for a post-round fire pit, which is where no one is in a hurry for the night to end.

    Forest Dunes: How an Arkansas trucker found golf gold in Michigan

    Forest Dunes: How an Arkansas trucker found golf gold in Michigan

    The story we tell today, sitting around an actual fire pit, is how and why Lew Thompson bought Forest Dunes in Roscommon, Michigan, the ridiculous deal he got, and then how he has made this remote location a legitimate destination. As Forest Dunes is...

    • 34 min
    Joe Carr’s life and legacy.

    Joe Carr’s life and legacy.

    On this Father’s Day, a tribute to Joe Carr, who, along with his wife, Dorothy, raised six kids in a house overlooking the second green of Sutton Golf Club in Dublin, Ireland. Carr won three British Amateur Championships and was a semi-finalist at the...

    • 33 min
    Ashworth. How an American dream became a nightmare.

    Ashworth. How an American dream became a nightmare.

    We’re telling the story about John Ashworth, the man and the brand. From the trunk of a car to the No. 1 golf apparel company in the world, we hear from Ashy, Jim Nantz, Fred Couples, John Cook, Gerry Montiel and Hank Ashworth.✌🏼The Fire Pit shop is...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Building Bandon, Part 2: A closer look at Opening Day, the first tee shot and what the development of this destination has meant to the area and golf in America.

    Building Bandon, Part 2: A closer look at Opening Day, the first tee shot and what the development of this destination has meant to the area and golf in America.

    Part 2 picks up on May 1st, 1999 on the eve of Bandon Dunes opening for business. I’m not even sure Mike Keiser could’ve dreamed something as big as what Bandon has become. We hear from  Bandon's original caddy master, Shoe, and the local barber, Mick...

    • 32 min
    Building Bandon. Part 1: Against all odds, Mike Keiser buys remote Oregon dunesland and hires a pair of rookies to help him build and manage a golf course.

    Building Bandon. Part 1: Against all odds, Mike Keiser buys remote Oregon dunesland and hires a pair of rookies to help him build and manage a golf course.

    Today you’ll hear part 1 of the building of Bandon Dunes, as told by Mike Keiser, the owner, David McLay Kidd and his father, Jimmy, the architects, and Josh Lesnik and his father, Steve, who won the bid to manage it. Bandon Dunes, the original course...

    • 47 min
    Part 2: Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, building Kapalua, Sand Hills and success.

    Part 2: Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, building Kapalua, Sand Hills and success.

    Part 1 leaves off in 1985, when Ben Crenshaw convinces Bill Coore to partner up. In part 2, we get them through some lean years, making a name for themselves in Maui, and tell the story of striking pay dirt and pink flags in the sand hills of...

    • 51 min

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