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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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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.

    Episode 171: Mike DeVries - Designing affordable golf, Maxwell and MacKenzie, and working on difficult sites

    Episode 171: Mike DeVries - Designing affordable golf, Maxwell and MacKenzie, and working on difficult sites

    For the first time since Episode 46, golf course architect Mike DeVries joins Andy on the podcast. DeVries was introduced to the game at Crystal Downs Golf Club in Michigan, and he worked for Tom Doak and Tom Fazio before starting his own design business. His best-known work is Cape Wickham Links on King Island in Tasmania, but he has also built several excellent, affordable public courses in his home state of Michigan. Mike and Andy discuss two of his accessible designs in the Grand Rapids area, Diamond Springs and The Mines, before speaking more broadly about the dual influences of Perry Maxwell and Alister MacKenzie, the joys of walking, and the challenges of routing courses on severe sites, such as the one where Mike’s stunning Greywalls course sits.

    • 58 min
    Fried Egg Stories, Episode 3 - Hello Milwaukee: Tiger’s Pro Debut

    Fried Egg Stories, Episode 3 - Hello Milwaukee: Tiger’s Pro Debut

    The latest edition of our audio documentary series focuses on Tiger Woods’s first tournament as a professional, the 1996 Greater Milwaukee Open. But this isn’t a story about what happened on the course. Instead, we dig into the action in the press room, in front of the cameras, and during commercial breaks. It was in those spaces that the public image of Tiger, the myth of him as a professional golfer, began to be invented. And not everything went smoothly at first. This episode features interviews with two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange, Wieden+Kennedy ad man Jim Riswold, GMO tournament director Tom Strong, and journalists Jaime Diaz and Gary D’Amato. It includes music from Tristan Barton, Sebastian Borromeo, D Fine Us, Kevin Graham, Kloyd, and Ian Post (artlist.io), as well as from Kevin McLeod (incompetech.filmmusic.io). Check out our sponsor, Visit Milwaukee, at visitmilwaukee.org/golf.

    • 55 min
    The Fried Egg Podcast: Superintendent Series - Episode 4: Edric Funk and Matthew Wharton

    The Fried Egg Podcast: Superintendent Series - Episode 4: Edric Funk and Matthew Wharton

    At the GCSAA Golf Industry Show in Orlando, Andy recorded a live episode with The Toro Company’s Edric Funk (@EdricFunk) and Carolina Golf Club superintendent Matthew Wharton (@CGCGreenkeeper). The trio discussed the process behind innovation, the role of #TurfTwitter, the future of labor in the turfgrass industry, and the advent of robotics and automation in greenkeeping. Big thanks to our sponsor Toro for making the Superintendent Series possible

    • 43 min
    Episode 170: Geoff Shackelford - The Distance Insights report and the Premier Golf League

    Episode 170: Geoff Shackelford - The Distance Insights report and the Premier Golf League

    Lately, the biggest news in the golf world has revolved around topics that Golf Channel contributor Geoff Shackelford knows better than anyone. So Andy met up Geoff to get his thoughts on the bombshell USGA/R&A Distance Insights report, which represents a major shift in the governing bodies' rhetoric about golf's distance problem. They also discuss the emergence of the Premier Golf League as a potential disruptor in professional golf. Geoff broke this story two weeks ago on his blog geoffshackelford.com and continues to report on fresh revelations about the proposed world tour.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Yolk with Doak - Episode 18: Templates, an upcoming book on routing, modern green speeds

    Yolk with Doak - Episode 18: Templates, an upcoming book on routing, modern green speeds

    The Yolk with Doak, our series with golf architect Tom Doak, returns with Andy visiting Tom in Traverse City, Michigan, and sitting down for a wide-ranging conversation. In this first installment, they field a variety of reader questions. Among other things, they talk about how Tom uses (or resists over-using) template concepts in his work, how his book project on routing has led him to reassess some of his past courses, whether we should look to state golf associations as potential champions of affordable and interesting courses, and how modern green speeds have changed the way we design greens and play the game.

    • 53 min
    Episode 169: Brad Faxon

    Episode 169: Brad Faxon

    During his long playing career, Brad Faxon won eight PGA Tour events, participated in two Ryder Cups, and became known as one of the best putters in golf history. Currently he serves as an analyst for Fox Sports’ USGA telecasts and a putting consultant to tour pros. Brad joined Andy at the PGA Show to discuss the art of the interview, the mental and emotional dimensions of golf, the importance of good architecture at tournament courses, and Brad’s memories of growing up in Rhode Island and learning about Golden Age design.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

Matt Mollica ,

Essential listening

Great guests, wonderful questions and fantastic insights. Always informative and entertaining. A must listen for all keen golfers and one of the best podcasts in the game.

Hydro stormer ,

Compelling listening for golf geeks

For those who love (or even like) their golf, this is wonderfully interesting to listen to. Andy does a great job. I particularly love Geoff Ogilvy, although all Andy’s guests ate great.

Cugocat ,

Brilliant

Andy’s interview techniques, course architecture and conditioning knowledge is incredibly insightful and educational.

As president of a golf club I’ve used episodes to educate the board and also provide learnings for ground staff

Keep up the great work!

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