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!)
April 28th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 12 mins
A mystery that has lasted nearly 100 years - golf course architecture's very own Indiana Jones movie - the search and the possible discovery of Seth Raynor's lost routing of Cypress Point. Please join us for one of the most interesting podcasts I have been a part of - with special guests Sven Nilsen and Bret Lawrence.
No matter how you look at the discovery and the "who done it" what we do have are two very early routings of Cypress Point that are different than the course Dr. Alister MacKenzie gave us.
April 22nd, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 44 mins
Episode 36 represents the conclusion of the four part podcast with guest Sean Tully and our discussion on the life of Dr. Alister MacKenzie. In this episode we finish his life and times with a discussion of his work at Augusta National.
April 10th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 7 mins
Episode 35 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast is entirely dedicated to Dr. Alister Mackenzie's masterpiece, Cypress Point. Tully shares some great stories and maybe even a few secrets.
March 31st, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 4 mins
The TalkinGolf History Podcast proudly presents Episode 34 and Part 2 of the History of Dr. Alsiter MacKenzie. On this episode Sean Tully dives deeper into the life of the legendary golf course architect kicking off with the 1914 Country Life Magazine contest, then into the partnership with Colt and Allison and finally the beginning of the last third of his career and going it alone.
March 27th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 3 mins
On Episode 33 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into the deep end of the History behind one of the world's most famous golf course architects, Dr. Alister MacKenzie, the man who gave us Augusta National, Cypress Point and Royal Melbourne.
This podcast will be one of three podcasts with our guest, Sean Tully exploring the history behind the doctor.
March 2nd, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 14 mins
TalkinGolf History Episode 32 introduces a new series called, Legends of the Game with its first guest, Former PGA Tour Commissioner, Deane Beman.
Deane Beman perhaps more than any man in history, shaped the PGA Tour as we know it today. Beman does not hold back in this interview, reflecting upon his history with the game, what he did and what he wishes he could have done at the helm of the tour.
February 24th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 28 mins
This podcast is a throwback to the interview that launched the TalkinGolf History Podcast. So if you love movies, this show is like a prequel to the podcast.
This was my very first podcast interview, where I was the guest of Rod Morri and Adrian Logue on their show (that no longer exists), the ISeekGolf Podcast.
Great interview with some colorful stories about the history of the game of golf and a glimpse into how we got here.
February 10th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 5 mins
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TalkinGolf History presents Part 2 of the Two Part Podcast on "The History of Seth Raynor" with special guest, Anthony Pioppi. In this podcast we kick off right where we left off in Episode 29 - the passing of Seth Raynor and what we lost with his untimely death.
Listen for how you too can play some of the best Seth Raynor courses both public and private!
February 6th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 9 mins
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On Episode 29 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we invited Anthony Pioppi on the show to help us explore the History of Seth Raynor. This Episode is Part 1 of a 2 Part Podcast on one of the greatest golf course architects that ever lived.
January 25th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 6 mins
The TalkinGolf History podcast proudly presents Part 2 of the two part interview with Donald Ross expert, Bradley Klein on the "History of Donald Ross."
This interview starts right where episode 27 stopped, diving into the history of Donald Ross and the evolution of his golf design.
January 18th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 14 mins
The History of Donald Ross, Part 1 of a 2 Part Interview with Donald Ross expert, Bradley S. Klein. In this episode, Bradley discusses the strategy, the issues and the internal tug of war of restoring a Donald Ross course, as well as some of his favorite private and publicly accessible Donald Ross courses.
There is also an insider's look at fighting for the restoration of a brilliant Donald Ross golf hole.
January 10th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 47 mins
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On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into "The Myths of Ben Hogan" by examining the historical periodicals of the moments that shaped his legend. We are joined by Jeff Martin, the creator of the "Thinking About Golf" website who speaks at length about the myths that helped create the Legend.
December 22nd, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 42 mins
On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we celebrate the USGA's 125th anniversary with our special guest, Senior Golf Historian for the USGA, Victoria Nenno. On this episode, Victoria discusses what preceded the USGA, the events that led to its creation and the early years of the organization.
Sounds stuffy? Don't count on it - the stories that unfold are both interesting and comical even as Connor tries to convince Victoria (unsuccessfully) that Willie Dunn is in fact the first US Open Champion.
This podcast should be an instant classic.
December 9th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 24 mins
On this episode of the TalkinGolf History podcast we turn back the clock more than 100 years to spend some time reflecting on the remarkable feats of the "everyman champion," John Ball, Junior with author Alistair Noakes.
Alistair Noakes, author of "Hoylake Hero" joins the podcast to talk about one of the most underrated champion golfers in golf's illustrous history- the first amateur golfer in history to win a professional major, John Ball, Junior.
If you are interested in purchasing Mr. Noakes book, please log onto: www.hoylakehero.com
November 22nd, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 44 secs
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Golf Collecting Pioneer, Pete Georgiady joins us on the TalkinGolf History podcast to discuss how he became one of the foremost experts in the world on antique golf clubs and to discuss one of the most unique golf tournaments in the world...The National Hickory Championship.
You may have heard of golfers playing hickory shafted clubs, but only the diehards are crazy enough to play pre-1900 golf under pre-1900 golf rules.
Take a stroll back in time with us today on Episode 23 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast - to tales of yesteryear and a game that hasnt quite past us by.
November 7th, 2019 | 1 hr 3 secs
Lake Zurich Golf Club is the club that time forgot. On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast our special guest, Ed Rutledge gives our listeners a glimpse into the world of one of the most exclusive and perhaps recluse golf clubs in the United States.
The story that unfolds over the next hour will amaze you, it will make you laugh and I believe in the end, it will make you want to join the little nine hole club of only 2600 yards and a mere 32 members. Stories like this are why I started this podcast. Things to listen for: Dead Bodies, Weird Rules, Marilyn Monroe, and the toughest question I have ever asked on a podcast and our guest's shocking answer!!!
Did the members of Lake Zurich Golf Club actually eat the greens keeper's children??? That is not a joke! Listen and hear the whole story!!!