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!)
March 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 56 mins
Karsten Solheim was the founder of PING Golf but his legacy in the game is far greater than the establishment of one manufacturing company. Solheim was a true visionary and one of golf's great innovators, his contribution to the development of modern putters and irons at least the equal of any in history. On Episode 5, we meet PING Historian Rob Griffin to get some insight into one of the game's best known and most respected figures.
March 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 26 mins
If you think some of golf's new rules don't make sense wait till you hear how the game used to be played. From drops that included throwing - yes throwing - the ball to free swings at your opponent's ball in matchplay there have been some weird and wonderful rules governing the game over time. Join hosts Rod Morri and Connor Lewis for Episode 4 as they break down some of the crazier laws golf has endured over time.
February 19th, 2019 | 1 hr 18 mins
We all know there are four Majors in golf but when did that happen? Was The Masters a Major in 1935 when Gene Sarazen struck 'the shot heard round the world'? Should Walter Hagen's five PGA titles between 1921 and 1927 be considered Grand Slam victories? And will Craig Perks retroactively become New Zealand's third men's Major champion if The Players is one day deemed a Major? All this and more when TalkinGolf History welcomes special guest historian Bill Williams to Episode Three for a lively discussion on golf's 'Big Four' Tournaments.
January 24th, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
Have you ever wondered 'why?' in this game? Why do we play 18 holes? Why is the cup 4.25 inches in diameter? Why do we carry 14 clubs? These are just three of the big questions answered on the first episode of TalkinGolf History. Join hosts Rod Morri and Connor T Lewis as they launch the internet's first podcast devoted entirely to the history of the greatest game of all.