114 episodes

In the Feed the Ball podcast, Golf Digest architecture editor 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 Derek Duncan

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    • 4.8 • 165 Ratings

In the Feed the Ball podcast, Golf Digest architecture editor Derek Duncan discusses golf course design, architecture and the contemporary culture of golf with golf course architects and other luminaries of the game.

    Episode 87: Scott Hoffman

    Episode 87: Scott Hoffman

    If might seem like golf course architect Scott Hoffman came out of nowhere with his design at Lost Rail, opened in 2022 outside of Omaha. However, he’d previously worked for over a decade with Tom Fazio, designing courses in the western U.S. He then worked with Tim Jackson and David Kahn for a number of…Read More Read More

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 27, ft. Ben Crenshaw

    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 27, ft. Ben Crenshaw

    Two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw joins golf course builder Jim Urbina and Golf Digest architecture editor Derek Duncan to discuss his long time partnership with architect Bill Coore and the beliefs and impulses that define the many courses they’ve built, from Sand Hills to Friar’s Head to Bandon Trails, all the way through to their…Read More Read More

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 26, ft. Greg Letsche

    Feed the Ball Salon Vol. 26, ft. Greg Letsche

    Golf course architect Greg Letsche, lead designer for Ernie Els Design, joins Golf Digest architecture editor Derek Duncan and golf course builder Jim Urbina to discuss his early years working for Pete Dye, how running projects for Jack Nicklaus differed from his experience with Dye, the design similarities between Dye and Nicklaus, the sometimes absurd…Read More Read More

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Episode 86: Blake Conant

    Episode 86: Blake Conant

    In less than 10 years in the profession, Blake Conant has risen from crew member to shaper to the co-designer of Old Barnwell, a stunning new course near Aiken, S.C. Conant has primarily shaped greens and bunkers for Tom Doak at projects like Houston’s Memorial Park, Bel Air, The National’s Gunnamatta Course in Australia and…Read More Read More

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 85: Remembering Tom Weiskopf with Phil Smith

    Episode 85: Remembering Tom Weiskopf with Phil Smith

    Shortly after Tom Weiskopf broke with design partner Jay Morrish in the late 1990s he turned to architect Phil Smith. Smith had been working with Nicklaus Design in Arizona, but the opportunity to partner one-on-one with Weiskopf was too good an opportunity to pass up. Over the next 24 years, Smith and Weiskopf designed courses…Read More Read More

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 84: Don Placek

    Episode 84: Don Placek

    Don Placek began working for Tom Doak’s Renaissance Golf Design in 1997 after being in Perry Dye’s Denver office for several years. It was a significant jump, going from the types of technical builds Dye was coordinating in the western U.S. and Asia to Doak’s more intuitive, organic way of designing and constructing courses. Placek…Read More Read More

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
165 Ratings

165 Ratings

Travismathew ,

Great golf architecture podcast

Derek is very well versed in golf course architecture and has great guests on. If you are interested in learning about golf course architecture, this is a great podcast.

Shoe2222 ,

Love this podcast⛳️

I just love this podcast. Such great conversations about a variety of golf architecture subjects by so many interesting people in the field. Derek is a super interviewer and I enjoy his knowledgeable input also.

Griffin_Golf ,

Great golf architecture podcast

Feed the Ball is the best podcast for thought-provoking in-depth discussion on all aspects of golf course architecture. Excellent range of topics and guests.

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