The best golf stories have multiple layers to them. In each episode, Local Knowledge dives deep into a subject golfers want to know about, whether it’s about the game they play, the competition at the highest level, or the surprising ways golf factors into larger conversations throughout society. Hosts Daniel Rapaport, Alex Myers, and Keely Levins weave together original interviews, Golf Digest reporting, and additional elements to tell the type of compelling stories that have been a Golf Digest staple for decades.
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Babe Didrikson Zaharias and golf’s most incredible win
Babe Didrikson Zaharias was the rarest of superstars who excelled in everything she did. When she eventually settled on golf, she became one of the game’s all-time great champions and helped to pioneer the modern LPGA. In this episode of Local Knowledge, Alex Myers tells the story of Zaharias’ incredible career, including the circumstances behind her win in the 1954 U.S. Women’s Open that nearly defies belief.
Collin Morikawa and the week that changed everything
Collin Morikawa was already a highly touted golfer when he showed up for last August’s PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park. But it was his win that week that changed the trajectory of his career. In this episode of Local Knowledge, Morikawa describes in his own words the expected and surprising ripple effects of a major championship win, and how his perception of himself might have been altered as a result.
The golf course ranking no one agrees with
When Golf Digest publishes its biennial ranking of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses this week, it won't take long for golfers around the country to gripe about the results. But as Alex Myers explores, the definitive course ranking in the game has evolved dramatically from its early days of gathering golf insiders in a room to hammer out a list. The latest episode of Local Knowledge unpacks the massive undertaking that now goes into ranking courses; the elements that separate great golf courses from simply good ones; and how even a rudimentary understanding of golf course architecture might enhance your own enjoyment of the game.
The ‘Oh sh!t’ moment: The mystery of the golf slump
How did Jordan Spieth go from almost winning the Grand Slam to struggling to make cuts a few years later? Why do some of the world’s best players see their games slip so dramatically? In this episode of Local Knowledge, Dan Rapaport looks at the various forms of a golf slump, what causes them, and how great players and average players alike can do to escape them.
'Lucky bastards': What it's like as a guest at Augusta National
On virtually every golfer's bucket list, a chance to play Augusta National is right at the top. Yet very few actually get the chance to cross it off. In this episode, Alex Myers describes how a handful of fortunate souls landed an invite to Augusta National, and what it was like once they got there.
Two thumbs up
Quality show, each episode is well prepared, well thought out, and professionally presented. This is the best golf podcast by far that I listen to and it’s also one of the best podcasts of any genre that I listen to. Job well done thank you I really enjoy the show
A breath of fresh air
There are so many podcasts out there that are basically all the same: people yelling over each other, trying to be funny and telling us who’s gonna win the Tour event this week. This is such a great change of pace: thorough storytelling, high production value and compelling topics. Always a great half hour!
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A 25 minute episode had 5-10 minutes of ads. Quality of the pods aren’t good enough to warrant that many advertisements.