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.
Where golf's civil war goes from here
Let's explore the origins of the PGA Tour-LIV Golf rivalry, as well as the turbulent present to help understand how the situation could resolve, and why it might not anytime soon.
A crash course golf overhaul that actually worked
Can a 40-year-old golfer really overhaul his golf game in just 12 weeks? That's what we set out to learn.
Golf’s holy land: A way-too-brief history of the Old Course
We look at everything that makes the Old Course so vital to the game's identity, and why the Open Championship there this week comes at a fractious but opportune moment.
Golf's major dilemma
Golf's major championships are when the stakes are highest, but the downside of putting so much emphasis on four weeks a year is it risks undermining the rest of the golf calendar.
The Ultimate Cinderella Story: U.S. Open qualifiers and the impossible dream
Dan Rapaport examines the U.S. Open qualifying process, explains why it remains one of golf’s most intriguing opportunities, and dives into some of the incredible tales that arise out of it every year.
Game Changer: How a 50-year-old law changed women's golf forever
On the eve of the U.S. Women's Open, Keely Levins examines what the golf landscape was like for women before Title IX, and the myriad ways it's been reshaped in the decades since.
Pro golf’s mental health reckoning
This was an insightful episode to hear about athletes/golfers experiences with their mental health. While the intro captures both female and male athletes mental health challenges, the episode focuses on pro male golfers and their experiences. It would be great to follow up this episode up with female pro golfers/athletes experiences too.
Really enjoying the pod
The “Crash Course Golf Overhaul” episode was really great. Gives some of us older golfers hope that the clock can be turned back a little with some proper instruction and dedication.
Great title and content to match
I listen to many golf podcasts but this return to the home of Golf
Podcast has me writing a “thumps up” and first ever review.
First took notice of Local Knowledge with the lead up to the US Open. Looking forward to the crew’s next exploits.