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A deeper level of golf: conversations and stories about golf course design, professional golf, and more from the team behind TheFriedEgg.com

The Fried Egg Golf Podcast The Fried Egg

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    • 4.9 • 66 Ratings

A deeper level of golf: conversations and stories about golf course design, professional golf, and more from the team behind TheFriedEgg.com

    Mailbag: Presidents Cup Reactions and Burgerdog Musings

    Mailbag: Presidents Cup Reactions and Burgerdog Musings

    From the living room of an A-frame house in Massachusetts, three members of the Fried Egg team—Andy, Garrett, and Will—reach into the mailbag and answer a batch of your questions. The boys cover a variety of Presidents Cup-related topics: surprises and disappointments from this past week’s event at Quail Hollow, venues they’d like to see in the future, whether they’re annoyed with Justin Thomas’s antics, and more. They wrap up with a rollicking discussion of burgerdogs, pickles, and future TFE events.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Presidents Cup: Past, Present, and Future

    The Presidents Cup: Past, Present, and Future

    Team golf is back this week with the Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow. To celebrate, Garrett and Andy take a walk down memory lane and examine the history of the event. From the split between the PGA of America and what would become the PGA Tour to the failure of other team competitions, the series of events that led to the Presidents Cup's creation is a fascinating study. The second half of the episode is dedicated to the present state and potential future of the tournament. Garrett and Andy go over what ails the event, the distractions surrounding this year's edition, and their own proposals to breathe some life into the Presidents Cup.

    Notes:

    The World Series of Golf-like tournament that Garrett and Andy discuss was called the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, and it ran from 1979 to 2014.
    Garrett's account of the origins of the Presidents Cup draws extensively from Adam Schupak's book Deane Beman: Golf's Driving Force.

    • 54 min
    Ranking the 2022 Major Championships with Geoff Shackelford

    Ranking the 2022 Major Championships with Geoff Shackelford

    Anticipation for men's major championship golf this year was sky-high. Tiger was returning to the Masters, the PGA Championship had been moved to Gil Hanse-restored Southern Hills, the U.S. Open was visiting the Country Club for the first time since 1988, and St. Andrews was hosting the 150th edition of the Open. To the delight of golf fans everywhere, the tournaments lived up to the hype. Andy Johnson welcomes Geoff Shackelford (@geoffshac), author of The Quadrilateral, a Substack newsletter dedicated to golf's majors, to relive the four biggest weeks in golf, reminisce on early- and late-round memories, and give their rankings of each major.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Is Golf Still Booming?

    Is Golf Still Booming?

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, recreational golf saw a major uptick. Rounds went up and equipment sales boomed. Have those boom times continued in 2022? Or has there been a regression to the mean? To take the temperature of the golf industry as a whole, Garrett speaks with Greg Nathan, the Chief Business Officer of the National Golf Foundation. Garrett and Greg discuss the nature of golf's "Covid bump," the overall health of the golf business, the future of golf course development, and more.

    • 47 min
    The Uncertain Future of the European Tour

    The Uncertain Future of the European Tour

    At this past week's BMW PGA Championship, multiple players who have signed with LIV Golf aired their grievances about the direction of the DP World Tour, formerly know as the European Tour. Ian Poulter, Sergio García, and other Euro vets feel that the proud, historic tour has become a mere "feeder tour," and that DPWT CEO Keith Pelley's negotiation of a "strategic alliance" with the PGA Tour is significantly to blame. They might have a point. Andy Johnson and Garrett Morrison discuss the recent history of the European Tour, the decisions that led to its current status, how it should position itself in the new world order of professional golf, and whether it has any hope of returning to its former glory.

    • 52 min
    Denny McCarthy on Putting Prowess, LIV, and the New PGA Tour

    Denny McCarthy on Putting Prowess, LIV, and the New PGA Tour

    Denny McCarthy (@_dennymccarthy) just had his most successful year ever on the PGA Tour, highlighted by a T-7 finish at the U.S. Open. He joins Andy Johnson to talk about his outlook for next season, getting hot just in time for the U.S. Open, and the recent work he put in to up his game. He also shares his thoughts on LIV Golf and the sweeping changes the PGA Tour introduced last week. Lastly, for listeners struggling with the flatstick, Denny, who has never finished worse than T-22 in Strokes Gained: Putting, talks through his process on the greens and shares a few tips.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

steviepc10 ,

On the pulse of professional golf and golf architecture

A must listen if you’re a golf fan. These guys have fantastic ideas and in hindsight have predicted a lot of the downfall that has occurred in professional Golf over the past six months (they’ve been talking about it for 5+ years). If only someone at the tour was listening to them maybe some of this could’ve been avoided. In fact, I wonder if anyone at the tour has actually reached out to Andy or Garrett or Brendan to ask their opinion on any of the issues facing the tour? Or conversely, has Andy or Garrett or Brendan reached out to them offering some advice? Great work gang, keep it up

WaddlerCP ,

Brilliant Podcast

Great guests, great variety in the stories they tell and an excellent understanding of what makes our great game just that.

Fescue Divot ,

Andy’s great…

Andy’s great to listen too along with all his interesting guests but Garrett Morrison can be very boring with no spark in his interviews to make it worth listening too.

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