"FORE the Good of the Game”is a golf podcast featuring storytelling with the PGA Tour stars of yesterday and 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 those who played the game “when woods were wood.” Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.”
Devlin's Billabong - BONUS TRACK
Did you know that the water hazard fronting the 18th green at Torrey Pines - South Course is known as "Devlin's Billabong?" Get the backstory on this factoid from Bruce Devlin himself in this short bonus track, "FORE the Good of the Game."
David Graham - Part 2
World Golf Hall of Fame member and two-time major winner, David Graham recalls the most memorable of his 37 professional wins including his first on the PGA Tour, a playoff victory over, none other than, Bruce Devlin. He looks back on the days of chauffeur-driven Rolls Royces at the Piccadilly World Match Play at Wentworth and teaming up with Bruce for a World Cup win in Argentina, representing Australia.
Re-live the 1979 PGA Championship, won in a playoff with Ben Crenshaw after doubling the last for a 65 and winning the 1981 U.S. Open at Merion, 40 years ago, with a final round that is regarded by some as one of the finest ball-striking exhibitions ever on the last day of a Major Championship. David Graham reflects on a superb career in golf, "FORE the Good of the Game."
Hal Sutton, Part 1
We cover the early career of PGA and 2-time Tournament Players Championship winner, Hal Sutton and reminisce about his superb amateur career that included two Western Amateur wins, two Walker Cup team victories and the 1980 U.S. Amateur. Listen as Hal describes three significant influences in his life as a young man; Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Jackie Burke, Jr. and the role his father played in supporting his dream. Turning professional at age 23 he begins to form his “team” including his long-time caddie and friend Freddie Burns. Hal Sutton relives his early days in golf, “FORE the Good of the Game.”
Bruce Devlin - Part 2
Bruce Devlin looks back on his favorite wins on the PGA Tour including the time he got a quick lesson from Jack Nicklaus and then went on to beat him by 4 shots for his first victory. It would be Bruce's first and last lesson from the Golden Bear. Listen as he recounts the time his regular Crosby Clambake partner, Dean Martin, sent a plane for him and Gloria, following a win at the Bob Hope, to come to Vegas for his show opener. He fondly recalls his win at Royal Birkdale in the 1966 Carling World Open, taking home the largest first prize ever paid to-date...$55,000! Learn about the car caravan "Life on the Road" back in the day with two waves, those that missed the cut and those that played on the weekend. Bruce Devlin continues with his fascinating stories, "FORE the Good of the Game."
Lanny Wadkins - Part 2
The World Golf Hall of Fame member looks back on his Major Championship record including a near-miss at the Old Course and his win at the 1977 PGA Championship at Pebble Beach in a playoff with Gene Littler. He recalls fondly the time he was partnered with Arnold Palmer for 7 straight days at Disney World. Known for his superb Ryder Cup record, Lanny takes us to the crazy post-win celebration in 1983 at the home of Captain Jack Nicklaus. Find out where he would take his one career mulligan and what he would do differently at age 20, if he knew then what he knows now. We talk changes in the game, caddies, square grooves and pace of play as Lanny Wadkins wraps up his life story, “FORE the Good of the Game.”
Charles Coody - Part 1, The Masters 1971
50 years on from his Masters triumph, Charles Coody recounts his early life, committing to golf as his livelihood after being inspired while seeing Hogan and Snead at Colonial CC as a 14-year old. Hear about life on the road as a traveling caravan from tour stop to tour stop, families on the road together. He relives his close call at the Masters in 1969 and his one regretful club-pull at the 16th. Breaking through with his win in 1971 over Nicklaus and Johnny Miller he makes it clear who he needed to beat and we talk about one of the most underrated golf shots in the tournament. We finish Part 1 with a funny story of his Master’s caddie, “Cricket” trying to go incognito on national television at the Masters. Charles Coody relives former glory, “FORE the Good of the Game.”
If you love golf ; and the inside stories; this is for you.
Great Storytelling Ahead
This teaser kicks off with a classic anecdote from the Tour. I look forward to hearing more stories like this.
Mr. Bruce Devlin
I’ve known Bruce (Pro) for several years.
I can attest that he, and his BETTER HALF Gloria, are two of the most genuine people you could ever hope to meet.
I can’t wait to hear every episode.
I love the both dearly.