The podcast network for serious golfers. TalkinGolf launched as an online audio show way back before podcasts (or even the iPhone) were a thing. We've been on an extended break since 2012 but now we're back and creating new and interesting content each week as well as a sprinkling of some of the best stuff from the archives.
TGH 67: The Birth and Death of Golf in America
Our latest episode of Golf From the Fringe: The Birth and Death of Golf In America: The Story of Harleston Green, is the true story of how the game of golf came to America in the mid-1700s. This story takes place over a 60 year period from 1739 to 1799 and tells the story of America's first golfers, first golf course and first golf club and how they semmingly, like the colony of Roanoke, disappeared in the middle of the night.
I can't tell you how proud of how this show came together - in my book its an instant classic.
"The Rise" by MRTN
"Touch" by Mattia Cupelli
"Forgotten" by Whitesand
"Hidden Past" by Kevin MacLeod
TGH 66: The History of the Hyannisport Club
The History of the Hyannisport Club in its own way is the history of golf in America. Founded in 1897, it has the unique history of having three of American Golf's Founding Fathers on its roster of archiects: John Reid, Alexander Findlay and Donald Ross. It was the golf retreat of President John F Kennedy & has been called the Hardest Short Course in America.
Our podcast ends with golf course architect Ron Forse and the Hyannisport Club's superintendent talking about its restoration and its hidden design pearls.
TGH 65: The Blonde Bomber: Craig Wood
Episode #65 is an episode of Warren Rogan's "Sports Forgotten Heroes." Warren, myself and George Petro discuss the life and career of Craig Wood, who prior to winning the first two majors of 1941 was best known for being the Grand Slam Runner-Up Champion.
A special thanks to Warren Rogan for allowing me to co-release this podcast with Sports Forgotten Heroes. If you love sports and love history, do yourself a favor and make Sports Forgotten Heroes a favorite in your podcast play list.
TGH 64: Antiquities of the Game, Young Tom's Putter
TalkinGolf History is proud to announce a new series, "Antiquities of the Game," where we explore relics from golf's past and use them to tell the history of the game of golf. This episode includes Jock Hutchinson's 1921 Open Championship Gold Medal and YOUNG TOM MORRIS' PUTTER that he used to win 4 Open Championships in a row. This pivotal moment changed the course of golf history, gave birth to the first ever Gold Medal, the Claret Jug and the Open Rota.
I am joined on the show by Golf Historian and author of "Monarch of the Green: Young Tom Morris: Pioneer of Modern Golf," the fabulous Stephen Proctor.
TGH 63: The Gathering
TalkinGolf History proudly presents "The Gathering"
A golf summit at the Home of America Golf, which brought together the minds behind Golf Club Atlas, the Donald Ross Society, Kyle Franz Golf Design, Story Lounge Film Company and the Society of Golf Historians.
Warning: Two of our microphones experienced issues so you may experience moments of static to increase the audio output.
TGH 62: The Life & Times of Ben Wright
Episode #61 is the 4th installment of my sitdown interview with Masters Announcer, Ben Wright. In the previous installments Mr. Wright shared some amazing stories with us including- his friendship with Ben Hogan, how he helped put the Beatles on tv for the first time, when Jack Nicklaus shed a tear from a fellow player, how Ben felt that he had jinxed a player at the Masters, how he punched out another player and many many stories that have never previously been shared.
On this installment Ben shares a few more stories and adds a bit of color to the stories he has shared before.
It was an absolute pleasure to sit down with broadcasting legend, Ben Wright - I sincerely hope you have enjoyed our time together.
Love this podcast. Love this episode as much as any. A brilliant interview of a brilliant person about a brilliant game!
I love this podcast
This is one of the best podcasts I have ever listened to! I have listened to every episode at least twice and I anxiously await every new show. The guests, the stories the history are just so unbelievable - but even more so this show makes history fun!
Great podcast. Very informative and enjoyable