"FORE the Good of the Game” is a golf podcast featuring interviews with World Golf Hall of Fame members, winners of major championships and other people of influence in and around the game of golf. Highlighting the positive aspects of the game, we aim to create and provide an engaging and timeless repository of content that listeners can enjoy now and forever. Co-hosted by PGA Tour star Bruce Devlin, our podcast focuses on telling their life stories, in their voices. Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.”
Bobby Nichols - Part 1 (The Early Years)
Major championship winner Bobby Nichols tells us about learning the game, as a young man in Louisville, Kentucky, while caddying for $1.00 a loop. Hoping to be the next Johnny Unitas playing high school football, Bobby was in a horrific auto crash that put him in the hospital for 96 days. With the help of an inspirational letter from Ben Hogan, he not only survived but was awarded a college football scholarship by Bear Bryant to attend Texas A&M University. With no ability to continue in contact sports, Bobby played college golf there before turning professional in 1960. Bobby Nichols shares his early days, "FORE the Good of the Game."
Dave Stockton - "Winning the 1970 PGA at Southern Hills" SHORT TRACK
Two-time major winner and victorious Ryder Cup Captain Dave Stockton recalls his first PGA Championship win at Southern Hills CC in 1970, drawing on a valuable lesson from Don January on how to "play" with Arnold Palmer. He was the only player to best par that hot weekend, taking down Bob Murphy and "The King" in his last real chance at the Career Grand Slam. Dave Stockton shares his memories, "FORE the Good of the Game."
Paul Azinger - "Solving the Distance Issue" SHORT TRACK
The winner of the 1993 PGA Championship at the Inverness Club, Paul Azinger, gives us his perspective on ways to resolve the distance debate amongst golf's governing bodies, "FORE the Good of the Game."
Curtis Strange - Part 3 (Tour Wins and the 1988 U.S. Open)
A winner of 17 PGA Tour events and 2-time U.S. Open Champion, Curtis Strange, reflects back on each of his tour wins including an early playoff victory over Lee Trevino in Houston, besting his college roommate, Jay Haas, in Hartford, and prevailing at the Canadian Open by 2 shots over Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. In between there are plenty of great stories of life on the road, who were the best ball strikers and much more. We finish with a look back at Curtis' win in the 1988 U.S. Open at The Country Club in a playoff over Nick Faldo. Curtis Strange continues the story of his remarkable career, "FORE the Good of the Game."
Curtis Strange - Part 2 (Amateur Experience and Early Life on the Tour)
Curtis Strange, World Golf Hall of Fame member, recounts his amateur experiences winning the 1974 Western Amateur over good friend and Wake Forest teammate, Jay Haas, and playing on the winning side in the 1975 Walker Cup at the Old Course. Curtis reflects back on turning pro at age 21 just short of graduation and going out on the road on the PGA Tour with a bit of debt to keep the pressure on. He fondly recalls his many good friends, the locker room environment that he misses most and breaking through for his first win at the 1979 Pensacola Open. You will enjoy this engaging look-back with Curtis Strange, "FORE the Good of the Game."
Curtis Strange - Part 1 (The Early Years)
Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and back-to-back winner of the U.S. Open Championship, Curtis Strange joins us to tell the story of his start in golf as his game developed under the watchful eye of his golf professional father until his passing when Curtis was just 14. He fondly recounts his college golf days at Wake Forest playing on one of the greatest teams of all time. Curtis shares the feeling of being paired with Jack Nicklaus at his first Masters, what he really meant in his highly critiqued and infamous 1996 Tiger Woods interview and how truly special the exploits of our superstars really are. Curtis Strange shares his early story, "FORE the Good of the Game."
Makes me want to play Persimmons and Balatas
What a great listen. I have so much appreciation and understanding of these legends when I hear their stories. Mike is great and I am glad he is there, but that Bruce Devlin does a Podcast at age 83, and is sharper than I am at half his age is inspiring.
Insights from Golf’s Greatest Ambassadors
Great guests, wonderful stories, timeless lessons, insights about the game and the future of golf. Masterful job by Mike and Bruce. Most enjoyable golf-themed podcast out there. Keep it going!
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Enjoying so very much the interviews with the greatest golfers in the world.
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