September 2nd, 2021 | Season 3 | 1 hr 39 mins
golf, golf history, inverness club, lpga, solheim cup, us open, usga
TalkinGolf - the golf podcast that's made in Australia but heard around the world
August 16th, 2021 | Season 3 | 1 hr 11 mins
golf, musselburgh, open championship, r&a, st andrews, willie park
TalkinGolf History welcomes the Great Grandson of our first major championship winner to the show to discuss his Great Grandfather's Legacy - the first Open Championship winner, 4 time Open Champion, brother to an Open Champion and son to a two-time Open Champion.
The Park Legacy is not spoken with the same reverance we give to his counterpart who lived in St Andrews. On our show, Mungo Park and I discuss why the voices of the Park's have been muted by time along with the golfing history of the Honourable Town known as Musselburgh.
July 13th, 2021 | Season 3 | 1 hr 19 mins
golf, old course, old tom morris, st andrews, the open, young tom morris
In Part 2 of the Legacy of Tom Morris we start with the phenom of Young Tom Morris. We then weave through the lives of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris with our historians Roger McStravick and Stephen Proctor as we help tell this wonderful tale of two of the greatest golfers that ever lived.
Not to be missed:
Old Tom Morris' golf design work
His gift to Green Keepers
The Greatness of Young Tom Morris
Perhaps two stories about these legends that you might not have known.
July 6th, 2021 | Season 3 | 59 mins 26 secs
golf, golf history, old course, old tom morris, open championship, r&a, young tom
TalkinGolf History presents The Legacy of Tom Morris Part 1. This is a two part podcast. Part 1 dives into the history of Old Tom Morris, his relationship with Allan Robertson, his rivalry with Willie Park and the Birth of the Open Championship.
We are joined by two golf historians, Roger McStravick of St Andrews an expert on the life of Old Tom Morris and Stephen Proctor who is an expert on the life of Young Tom Morris together for the first time they discuss the History and Legacy of Tom Morris.
In part 2 we will dive into the lives of both Old and Young Tom Morris.
June 16th, 2021 | Season 3 | 1 hr 19 mins
ben hogan, golf, golf history, hale america national open, us open, usga
Episode #69 is a fascinating show on one of golf's most mysterious debates - Did Ben Hogan win 5 US Opens and not 4? The story hinges on the designiation of the 1942 Hale America National Open, which was held in place of the canceled 1942 US Open. Some have fought for decades to declare this event a US Open while others have scoffed at the idea.
Author Peter May recently published a new book, "The Open Question: Ben Hogan and Golf's Most Enduring Controversey" joins us on the show to argue the case for Ben Hogan winning his 5th US Open.
Its a great interview which ends with my thoughts on the controversy.
March 8th, 2021 | Season 3 | 1 hr 5 mins
augusta national, ben wright, golf, golf history, jack nicklaus, the masters
Episode #61 is the 4th installment of my sitdown interview with Masters Announcer, Ben Wright. In the previous installments Mr. Wright shared some amazing stories with us including- his friendship with Ben Hogan, how he helped put the Beatles on tv for the first time, when Jack Nicklaus shed a tear from a fellow player, how Ben felt that he had jinxed a player at the Masters, how he punched out another player and many many stories that have never previously been shared.
On this installment Ben shares a few more stories and adds a bit of color to the stories he has shared before.
It was an absolute pleasure to sit down with broadcasting legend, Ben Wright - I sincerely hope you have enjoyed our time together.
February 16th, 2021 | Season 3 | 1 hr 25 mins
golf, golf history, herbert warren wind, usga
On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into the profound history of Herbert Warren Wind. Few sports writers in history hold a candle to the great Herbert Warren WInd, and we golfers should cherish the fact that he was on our side.
If you think you know a lot about the man that the USGA named its highest honor in literature after, think again - his contributions to the game will echo in golf's history.
Our guests for today's show are Bradley Klein and Stephen Proctor.
January 4th, 2021 | Season 3 | 1 hr 1 min
augusta national, ben hogan, bobby jones, golf, golf history, golf stories, jack nicklaus, the masters
History is all about stories and on this episode we get right to the chase in a game I call "Name Assocition." I simply say a name to Ben Wright and then stand back and wait to hear a wonderful story - an often a story I had never heard before.
Stories on Seve, Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Ken Venturi, Byron Nelson, Walter Hagen, Arnold Palmer, Dan Jenkins, Peter Allis, Sean Connery, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus.
Some of these stories will make you laugh...others may shock you.
A note to parents: adult language is present in this podcast.
December 21st, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 16 mins
ben hogan, ben wright, golf, golf history, majors, the masters, the open
The TalkinGolf History podcast finishes its second season with legendary writer and broadcaster, Ben Wright who spent three decades in the towers of Augusta National broadcasting the Masters.
Mr. Wright joins us for a series of podcasts kicking off with "My Friend, Ben Hogan" where he talks about his special friendship with Ben Hogan and how he saw every single shot Ben Hogan hit to claim the 1953 Open Championship at Carnoustie.
What was it like to see Hogan at his very best?
A story about Jack Nicklaus crying at the Open.
Ben Wright hitting irons while being watched by Ben Hogan.
This is a must listen to episode...and the good news...there are at least 2 more interviews with Ben Wright coming!!!
November 23rd, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 13 mins
golf, golf course architecture, golf design, golf history, perry maxwell, prairie dunes
The Golf Course Architecture Magician of the Midwest had the marvelous ability to shape the land in such a way that it would appear that it had to be Nature's work - it has been said that you wont find 18 better greens in the world, than you will find at the Maxwell Masterpiece - Prairie Dunes County Club. Prairie Dunes, much like Perry Maxwell somehow sits under the radar- both the club and the man were gamechangers for golf design in America, built upon the traditions of the old Scottish game.
Download and listen to this ode to Perry Maxwell - the genius of the shadows- perhaps the only man to have completed design work at Pine Valley, Augusta National and Cypress Point.