March 31st, 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.
April 6th, 2021 | Season 3 | 1 hr 33 mins
craig wood, greatest player to never win a major, the masters, us open
Episode #65 is an episode of Warren Rogan's "Sports Forgotten Heroes." Warren, myself and George Petro discuss the life and career of Craig Wood, who prior to winning the first two majors of 1941 was best known for being the Grand Slam Runner-Up Champion.
A special thanks to Warren Rogan for allowing me to co-release this podcast with Sports Forgotten Heroes. If you love sports and love history, do yourself a favor and make Sports Forgotten Heroes a favorite in your podcast play list.
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.
March 2nd, 2021 | Season 3 | 1 hr 24 mins
beatles, beatles history, golf history, the beatles, the masters
Episode #61 kicks off #MastersMarch for the TalkinGolf History Podcast. Five podcasts in 5 weeks, in our countdown to the 2021 Masters with stories you won't hear anywhere else.
What better way to kick off this series than with a story that has nothing to do with golf - or atleast the first 15 minutes of our show has nothing to do with golf. If you are a Beatles Fan listen in for this unknown backstory of how the Beatles made their first tv appearance ever! I hope you Beatles fanatics listen past the first 15 minutes, but if not, you can skip to my outgoing message and a little more color to the story.
For the golf fans there is plenty of meat for you as well including how Ben Wright may have cost a friend a major championship, CBS's illegal calcutta and Ben's favorite moments from the Masters.
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 9th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 26 mins
augusta national, bobby jones, golf, golf history, golf majors, green jacket, the masters
We welcome back to the podcast Jeff Martin, golf researcher and founder of Thinking About Golf. After to listening to Episode #3, Jeff decided to do some research - little did he know that his research would encompass hundreds of hours to get to the very root of the questions;
When did the The Augusta National Invitational become the Masters?
When did the Masters become a Major Championship?
And the search for the lost apostrophe...
Listen in and learn more about what is usually the first major of the year and in 2020 will be the last major of the year.
November 4th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 30 mins
alister mackenzie, augusta national, bobby jones, golf, golf design, the masters
On this episode of TalkinGolf History, the gentlemen from Evalu18 dive into the second nine of Augusta National and how it has evolved since its inception. We end this show discussing what if anything we might recommend in terms of restoring ANGC.
November 2nd, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 28 mins
alister mackenzie, august national, bobby jones, green jacket, the masters
On this episode of TalkinGolf History we are joined by Jasper Miner and Joe McDonnell of Evalu18 to discuss the evolution of Dr. Alister MacKenzie and Bobby Jones' masterpiece, Augusta National Golf Club. In part one we dive into the first 9 holes and how they have evolved over the past 87 years.
In Episode 53 we will discuss the final 9 holes at Augusta National.
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