Connor T. Lewis is the golfer behind the Society of Golf Historians, a social platform designed to entertain and inform people on golf’s illustrious past while at the same time making sense of our game using a historical perspective. Connor makes golf history interesting and that's why he was the first - and only - choice to co-host this monthly look at how the game came to be what it is today. Connor is also the Consulting Historian for one of the Top 10 Golf Clubs in the World (but he's not telling which so you'll just have to guess!)
September 13th, 2022 | Season 4 | 56 mins 36 secs
golf, golf design, golf history, king collins, landmand, sweetens cove
On Episode 90 we interview half of the dynamic duo that make up King Collins Golf Design, Rob Collins.
On this two part podcast we dive into Rob's personal golf history, the incredible history behind King Collins' first design, Sweetens Cove and finally a teaser of Episode #91 the birth of Landmand.
This podcast was made with Story Lounge Film Company.
August 28th, 2022 | Season 4 | 1 hr 24 mins
golf architecture, golf design, old tom morris, st andrews
Golf Historian and author, Stephen Proctor joins us again to recount his sabbatical to play the Old Tom Morris Trail in Scotland. Proctor played 18 courses that Old Tom Morris designed or renovated and he joins the podcast to share his insights into the design mind of Old Tom Morris and the trip of a lifetime.
August 9th, 2022 | Season 4 | 55 mins 33 secs
ben hogan, golf, golf history, history, jack nicklaus, macgregor golf
John Barba of MyGolfSpy joins us for the exciting conclusion of the Rise & Demise of MacGregor Golf. The company has started its death spiral, but there is a ray of hope on the horizon. How does a golf course design deal help bring an end to MacGregor? Listen to find out...
July 30th, 2022 | Season 4 | 45 mins 10 secs
ben hogan, byron nelson, golf equipment, golf history, macgregor golf
Once again we are joined by John Barba of MyGolfSpy fame to help us tell the amazing story of MacGregor Golf - a company that had the opportunity to be the greatest golf equipment company of all-time and yet met with the demise of so many other great companies that showed promise.
This show will be aired in two parts.
July 11th, 2022 | Season 4 | 57 mins 37 secs
british open, golf, golf history, st andrews, the open
The final half of my interview with St Andrews Golf Historian, Roger McStravick as we complete our two hour walk through the cobblestone streets of St Andrews.
June 26th, 2022 | Season 4 | 1 hr 5 mins
golf, golf history, old tom morris, open championship, st andrews, the open
We welcome back St Andrews Golf Historian, Roger McStravick to TalkinGolf History to give our listeners a walking tour of the Auld Grey Toon that will be hosting the 150th playing of the Open Championship.
A very special thanks to Monty Python and the Holy Grail for adding some much needed humor to the podcast.
June 13th, 2022 | Season 4 | 43 mins 43 secs
brookline, golf, johnny mcdermott, major champion, us open, usga
TalkinGolf - the golf podcast that's made in Australia but heard around the world
May 15th, 2022 | Season 4 | 26 mins 38 secs
caucasian clause, golf, golf history, pga, pga championship
This is the story of how the PGA of America's Caucasian Clause came to be and how it was banished in 1961, and how three men fought back against professional sports only racist bylaw.
This podcast tells the stories of triumph and misery which take place from 1896 to 1962.
A special thanks to our musicians
Matty Cupelli - "Touch"
Music Fellows - "Dream"
MRTN - "Searching"
MRTN - "Fragile"
Three amazing artists and four amazing songs which help us tell this story.
May 8th, 2022 | Season 4 | 1 hr 17 mins
golf, golf history, history, st andrews, stephen proctor, tom morris
A fabulous interview with the man St Andrews' Golf Historian, Roger McStravick once called, "the Bernard Darwin of our times,"
My friend, golf historian and author, Stephen Proctor joins the show to talk about his new book, "The Long and Golden Afternoon," how the book connects his previous book, "Monarch of the Green" and in the process he shares his own golf history and a preview of his upcoming sabbatical walking in the footsteps of Old Tom Morris.
April 21st, 2022 | Season 4 | 1 hr 19 mins
cobbs creek, golf, golf history, philadelphia, usga
I am joined by authors, historians and golf course architecture enthusiasts, Mike Cirba and Dr. Joseph Bausch to discuss the amazing history and the future restoration of Philadelphia’s first public golf course, Cobbs Creek.
March 30th, 2022 | Season 4 | 1 hr 1 min
babe ruth, baseball history, golf, golf history, pga, sam byrd, the masters
TalkinGolf History proudly presents Episode #80: The Champion Without a Major, which tells the story of Sam Byrd - a man who once won a World Series with Babe Ruth, a man Bobby Jones once called the "greatest driver of the golf ball he ever saw" and the only man to ever play in both the World Series and the Masters.
If that isnt good enough for you - listen in and hear the amazing story of how Babe Ruth contributed to modern day golf instruction!!!
An amazing episode with returning guest, John Fischer.
March 11th, 2022 | Season 4 | 19 mins 20 secs
golf history; oakmont; seminole; chicago golf club; scavenger hunt; golf
The first and hopefully not the last of a series we call, "A Golf Historian's Scavenger Hunt," where your host Connor T. Lewis will discuss historical artifacts from all over the world - share their story and how hard it would be for you to view that item.
This episode will take you to Chicago Golf Club, Oakmont CC and Seminole Golf Club for a show that we think will be unlike any other. Come for the history and stay for the great stories. An insiders look into strange artifacts and how they shaped the game of golf.
A special thanks to the artists who were so kind to allow the show to use their music:
Oak Studios presents "I Just Want Quiet"
Harry Lightfoot presents "Return Triumphant"
Johnny Easton presents "Purpose"
February 27th, 2022 | Season 4 | 1 hr 20 secs
golf, golf equipment, golf history, james bond, mygolfspy, penfold golf
Another great episode from our series on the birth and death of great golf companies. We welcome back John Barba of MyGolfSpy to the show to tell the unbelievable story of Penfold Golf - the company that wouldn't die...until it did.
If you are a fan of James Bond, you may remember that James Bond played a Penfold Hearts Golf Ball.
January 24th, 2022 | Season 4 | 1 hr 20 mins
donald ross, golf, golf history, pinehurst, pinehurst resort, usga
After a year in the works the TalkinGolf History Podcast is proud to release, "A Golf Historian's Guide to Pinehurst" an in depth and intimate look at Pinehurst through the eye's of one of its historians. Pinehurst is called America's Home of Golf - listen in and learn how it earned that moniker.
A special thanks to our guest, Chris Buie, the Pinehurst Resort and the Tufts Archives for hosting us. If you have the opportunity please consider donating to the Tufts Archives.
January 9th, 2022 | Season 4 | 1 hr 27 mins
al geiberger, golf, golf history, golf record, mr. 59, pga, pga championship
A wonderful interview with the wonderful man, Al Geiberger, the first man in the history of golf to break golf's version of the 4 minute mile...breaking 60!
We dive into how Mr. Geiberger entered the game, his early amateur days, his stories from the tour which include Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, his PGA Championship, his Players Championship and of course a run down of his 59 and how he kept himself in the zone.
We would like to take a moment to thank La Quinta Country Club for allowing us to record our interview in their boardroom.
Also very special thanks to artist Jim Fitzpatrick for allowing TalkinGolf History to use his painting of Mr. 59!
November 21st, 2021 | Season 3 | 1 hr 35 mins
golf clubs, golf history, golf innovation, harry vardon, mygolfspy, spalding
This is the first of many episodes that will be titled, "The Rise and Demise of," these episodes will cover the birth, the rise and the demise of some of the most influential golf manufacturers in history. We are joined by MyGolfSpy's own John Barba who did the wonderful research on Spalding Golf.
Don't sleep on this episode if you aren't a gear head...this episode dives into how Spalding grew golf in America!!!