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A deeper level of golf: conversations and stories about golf course design, professional golf, and more from the team behind TheFriedEgg.com

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A deeper level of golf: conversations and stories about golf course design, professional golf, and more from the team behind TheFriedEgg.com

    Designing a Clubhouse

    Designing a Clubhouse

    If you're a regular listener to The Fried Egg, chances are you've spent a fair amount of time thinking about golf course architecture. But have you ever looked at clubhouses—and other kinds of vertical structures often found on golf courses—and thought about how they're designed? Garrett has been curious about this subject for a while, and that's why he got in touch with Alex Warr (@alex_warr on Instagram), the lead designer of the clubhouse and other buildings at Zac Blair's Tree Farm project in Aiken, South Carolina. Alex tells Garrett about how he Instagram DMed his way into the job, the place-based philosophy behind the structures at the Tree Farm, why many building architects don't love golf, and the many parallels between appreciating golf courses and appreciating pretty much any other type of built environment.

    • 50 min
    Assembling Retro Sets with Nick Sherburne of Club Champion

    Assembling Retro Sets with Nick Sherburne of Club Champion

    Nick Sherburne, founder of Club Champion, brings decades of experience as a club maker and fitter to the podcast as he and Andy put together sets of their favorite clubs from the 80s, 90s, and early aughts. If the mention of names like Orlimar, Adams, Zebra, and Sonartec give you pangs of nostalgia, you'll enjoy Nick and Andy's lively Black Friday discussion of some of the best (Scotty Cameron Teryllium) and worst (TaylorMade Nubbins) clubs from past generations.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Yolk with Doak 37: Scotland Travels, Restorations, and Listener Questions

    Yolk with Doak 37: Scotland Travels, Restorations, and Listener Questions

    In today's edition of the Yolk with Doak, Tom and Andy begin by reminiscing about their visits to Scotland earlier this year. A discussion of restorations, including Tom's own work at the Lido, takes up the middle part of the episode, and they finish with Tom answering listener questions about balancing client demands, handling criticism, choosing his favorite bunkers, and more.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Yolk with Doak 36: Tom’s New Projects (feat. the Return of High Pointe)

    Yolk with Doak 36: Tom’s New Projects (feat. the Return of High Pointe)

    The Yolk with Doak is back! After a busy few months of travel for both Andy and Tom, they had a lot to catch up on. They start by talking about the revival of High Pointe, the first course Tom designed. He shares details about the routing, timeline, and whether he'll once again be the one shaping the greens. Next, some updates on the other ongoing projects, including Sedge Valley, Punta Brava in Mexico, and Cabot Highlands in Scotland. Look for part two of this conversation with Tom, which digs into listener questions, next week.

    • 55 min
    Golf’s Scientific Revolution

    Golf’s Scientific Revolution

    In his new book The Science of Golf, golf broadcaster Will Haskett (@willhaskett) delves into the scientific revolution that golf has experienced over the past quarter century. The book breaks down everything from launch-monitor technology and strokes-gained analytics to neuroscience and agronomy. Will joins Garrett to describe the enormous impact science has had on golf in the 21st century and to discuss the positive as well as potentially negative effects of certain scientific advances.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Many Shane Bacons

    The Many Shane Bacons

    You can now add "children's book author" to Shane Bacon's (@shanebacon) lengthy résumé. The TV personality and host of the Get a Grip podcast just released his first book, "The Golfer's Zoo." He talks with Garrett about why he wanted to write golf book geared toward kids, the ways that becoming a parent changes one's relationship with the game, and the nature of the "golf guilt" that many moms and dads feel. The second half of the episode delves into Shane's career and how the field of golf media has evolved since he started out as a blogger in the late aughts.
    "The Golfer's Zoo" is available for purchase at back9press.com/bacon.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Jay Holiman ,

So insightful!

As a busy father of four (ages 4-11), I am currently renewing my passion for golf now that I can take the kids out to play. Love the Pod, from course discussions, current events, yoke w Doak, and especially the Superintendent Series. I worked on the grounds crew at Old Waverly in West Point MS during the 99 US Women’s open. Hearing the insights from the vertebrae of the golf world is delightful. Especially since these are some of the most colorful characters in the golf world!

Joe Freemark ,

Best Golf Podcast

Such an enjoyable podcast. Highly recommend.

Tom Fazio ,

Best discussions on golf course architecture I’ve found

Great stuff.

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