Join our host Tom Coyne as he travels the country interviewing the most interesting people in golf.
Episode 85: Live from The Olympics
Good morning, Tokyo! On this week's TGJ Podcast, we catch up with Chris Reimer, who has spent the last several weeks in Japan running the media center for the Olympic Golf competitions. Following the conclusion of the men's tournament, Reimer joins TGJ Editor Travis Hill to report back on life in the village, the debates over pros vs. amateurs and the stroke-play format, how to buy a real samurai sword and how stars like Rory McIlroy are not immune to the power of the Olympic spirit.
Episode 84: Royal Etiquette
We all remember where we were during Jordan Spieth’s infamous drop on No. 13 at Royal Birkdale during his win at the 2017 Open Championship. So does today’s podcast guest David Bonsall: He was the rules official who orchestrated the ordeal. Bonsall also happens to be the Captain (club president) at Royal St. George’s, host of this week’s Open. He sits down with host Tom Coyne to discuss Royal St. George’s place in history, strategy and the inside scoop on what happened next to that Titleist truck
Episode 83: Doctor's Orders
For 35-year-old Zach Kahl, one foggy, early-morning round ended with an unexpected, life-altering trip to the emergency room. He suffered several strokes and blood clotting in his brain, an incredibly rare malady for someone his age. But his doctor prescribed a refreshing road to recovery: Stop working and play more golf.
Episode 82: Hunting Sasquatch with Gary McCord
Pulled from an extended conversation featured in the pages of TGJ No. 16, Gary McCord connects with longtime friend/golf writer Jim Moriarty and opens up one of the more subversive storybooks in all of golf. They chat about everything from Phil’s win at Kiawah, Brooks vs. Bryson, Mac O’Grady, Steve Martin, failed PGA Tour format proposals, an ex-wife golf tournament, never-before-heard stories from the set of Tin Cup, and, yes, Sasquatch.
Episode 81: The Kings of Cannery Row
Want to hear about a bet over killing Bin Laden? Well, on a road trip from TGJ HQ to Gearhart—and after a series of hard-to-believe phone calls—TGJ Assistant Editor Casey Bannon found himself hearing all about it in the private wine cellar of the world famous Sardine Factory, just down the road from 17 Mile Drive. Across the table from him sat owner Ted Balestreri, a man for whom a statue was erected in Monterey, and Balestreri’s longtime friend/ former CIA Director/ Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
Episode 80: Light In Paspalum's Shadows
On Sept. 26, 1783, a great schooner shoved off from London. The Comte du Nord's captain, a notorious Liverpudlian trader named James Penny, listed on the ship’s manifest 97 women, 131 girls, 197 men and 249 boys—all loaded into her lower holds for future sale. This week, the PGA Championship will kick off at Kiawah Island, where the same grass used to line the bottom of Penny's boat now lines the fairways.