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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

The Fried Egg Golf Podcast The Fried Egg

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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

    Fried Egg Stories: The Hickory Open

    Fried Egg Stories: The Hickory Open

    For the latest installment of our audio documentary series, Garrett Morrison heads out to the Oregon coast for the 2021 U.S. Hickory Open. At this event, players must use wooden-shafted clubs either made before 1935 or faithfully based on those models. Garrett spends the day walking around Gearhart Golf Links, talking to a variety of characters, including John Henry Williams, a club repair specialist who has set up a workshop on site; Tad Moore, a renowned club builder and a co-founder of the Society of Hickory Golfers; and Colin McNamara, who is in contention to win the tournament. Garrett’s main purpose is to understand 21st-century hickory golf: where it came from, how it’s played, and why some people get absolutely hooked by it.


    Season 2 of Fried Egg Stories is brought to you by Precision Pro Golf.

    • 41 min
    Dream 18: Bandon Dunes

    Dream 18: Bandon Dunes

    After a six-day stint at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, a trio of tired Eggs (@the_woke_yolk, @gfordgolf, @willknightsTFE) sit down to hash out their "Dream 18": a composite course consisting of their favorite holes from the five 18-hole courses on the property. For each hole number, they choose a winner and an honorable mention, and some lively debate ensues. This discussion should provide an accessible introduction to our upcoming deep dives into each course.


    The Fried Egg’s trip to Bandon Dunes was made possible (and, at times, survivable) by Zero Restriction, makers of fine outerwear.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Yolk with Doak 31: Municipal Golf, the Renaissance Cup, and Apache Stronghold

    Yolk with Doak 31: Municipal Golf, the Renaissance Cup, and Apache Stronghold

    Our series with golf architect Tom Doak continues as he and Andy Johnson catch up in Washington D.C., where they attended the National Links Trust Symposium on Municipal Golf. In addition to discussing sustainability and course maintenance in the municipal golf world, they talk about the few golf course restorations left that would interest Tom, how his design style has evolved over the years, and the origins of the Renaissance Cup. Lastly, Apache Stronghold Golf Club, a course of Tom’s that hasn't been mentioned much in the Yolk with Doak series, gets some overdue attention.

    • 57 min
    What to Know About George C. Thomas Jr. (ft. Geoff Shackelford)

    What to Know About George C. Thomas Jr. (ft. Geoff Shackelford)

    George C. Thomas Jr. is the golf architect behind Riviera Country Club, Bel Air Country Club, the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club, and the classic 1927 book Golf Architecture in America. To learn more about Thomas, Andy Johnson sits down with Geoff Shackelford (@geoffshac), who is the author not only of the Substack newsletter The Quadrilateral but also the book The Captain: George C. Thomas Jr. and His Golf Architecture. Geoff and Andy discuss various aspects of Thomas’s compelling albeit short life, including his diverse hobbies, contributions to Pine Valley, partnership with Billy Bell, and ever-evolving design style.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Trevor Immelman on the Presidents Cup, Ernie Els, and What It Takes to Win on Today’s PGA Tour

    Trevor Immelman on the Presidents Cup, Ernie Els, and What It Takes to Win on Today’s PGA Tour

    Trevor Immelman is the 2008 Masters champion, a TV analyst, and the incoming captain of the International Presidents Cup squad. In this episode, he chats with Andy Johnson about what it takes to be a winner on the PGA Tour today, his experience as an assistant captain at the 2019 Presidents Cup, and how things are looking for the International team going into 2022. Trevor also looks back at the beginning of his golf career in South Africa and the role Ernie Els played as a mentor-turned-competitor.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Superintendent Series: Ryan Tuxhorn of Somerset Hills Country Club

    Superintendent Series: Ryan Tuxhorn of Somerset Hills Country Club

    Ryan Tuxhorn (@r_tuxhorn) joins Andy Johnson for the latest edition of our Superintendent Series. Ryan went straight from college to working as an intern and making his way through the ranks at Merion Golf Club. He shares how his experiences there shaped his philosophies on everything from course maintenance to green speeds, and prepared him for his job as superintendent at Somerset Hills Country Club, where he has been for the past 13 years. He and Andy discuss the restoration work at Somerset Hills, how his approach has changed over the years, and his budding maple syrup business, which keeps him busy through the long New Jersey winters.


    The Superintendent Series is brought to you by the Toro Company.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
917 Ratings

917 Ratings

benkev68 ,

Excellent

The series on the history of the ball! Yolk with dolk?! F yes, more please

Mike091303 ,

Mike Vessely

Really enjoy the Superintendent series and how colleagues mix agronomy and architecture differently.

T Hooper ,

Ryan Tuxhorn interview

Great interview. Please name the location of the golf courses being discussed. Also, what is Brian’s background? I think he is the architect? Thx!

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