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 Volume 21, ft. Chris Cochran
Chris Cochran began his career building golf courses for Jack Nicklaus in the mid-1980s. With over 100 international projects completed, he is Nicklaus Design’s longest tenured senior design associate, and since the early 90s has arguably been the most significant mover behind Nicklaus Design’s global operation. Cochran sits down with Golf Digest architecture editor Derek…Read More Read More
Episode 80: Joe Jemsek on Dick Wilson
Joe Jemsek grew up with Dick Wilson. At least figuratively. In the early 1960s, Wilson, one of golf architecture’s most interesting and possibly misunderstood figures, designed the former America’s 100 Greatest Course Cog Hill No. 4 in Chicago, known as Dubsdread, for Jemsek’s grandfather. Few people knew Wilson or his former partner Joe Lee as…Read More Read More
Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 20, ft. Dave Axland and Tim Liddy
Tim Liddy and Dave Axland have worked together on a number of projects including, most recently, Harrison Lake in Indiana, a remodel that included the addition of several new holes and a re-routing of the course. Liddy, the primary designer, was a longtime collaborator with the late Pete Dye and knows his mentor’s work and…Read More Read More
Episode 79: Andrew Green
In just the last several years, designer Andrew Green has played a prominent role in guiding back to their founding architectural spirit a number of prominent major championship courses, including America’s 100 Greatest Courses fixtures Inverness Club, Oak Hill East and Congressional Blue. He’s also brought back to life the most interesting features that had…Read More Read More
Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 19: Bunkers ft. Ron Whitten
The topic is bunkers: should they be placed scientifically or randomly? Should there be more or less, or any at all? Has the naturalistic look become ubiquitous and overused? What about proper bunker depth? Are liners a waste of money? And are bunker still the hazards they once were, have they lost their importance, and…Read More Read More
Episode 78: Steve Smyers and Rethinking Strategy
Like most architects, Steve Smyers has a deep reverence for the classical era and the strategic brilliance of Harry Colt, Alister MacKenzie, George Thomas and others. However, as an elite player as well as a veteran designer, he realized the basic strategic precepts that have existed since the early 1900s and have guided much of…Read More Read More
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The best architecture golf podcast out there. Filled with great interviews and insight by the best names in golf design an architecture.
My favorite golf architecture podcast. Derek does a great job.
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These podcast cover a wide variety of interviews covering differences of opinion within golf architecture. The best information out there and by far the widest variety of speakers.