February 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 49 mins
canada, christine fraser, european tour, flagstick, golf, golf architecture, lpga, pga, sports, teetalk, tour
The future of golf is in the spotlight this week with the unique perspective of an architect who has played the game at a high level, seen and worked on some of the best courses in the game, and strives to make the game accessible and attractive to all.
Canadian Christine Fraser joins us with her thoughtful look at golf, what it has meant for her, and the potential it holds. It's a conversation we think you'll enjoy.
We celebrate the 25th anniversary of Happy Gilmore with a trivia game, gives out pars, birdies, and bogies for the week that was, chat a little about Riviera G&CC, and take on an extra full Mail Bag.
If you want to know our go-to coffee orders, a listener asks, and we trundle through questions on preferred golf shoe brands, some favourite courses in Canada's National Capital, alignment aids on putters, how many clubs a beginning golfer needs, and what we love more - par 3s, 4s, or 5s?
October 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 29 mins
asia, canada, china, european tour, flagstick, golf, golf architecture, lpga, neil haworth, pga, sports, teetalk, tour
We inch a little closer to The Masters and have some details on the 2020 event, including the fate of the Par 3 tournament. We also begin to look at the state of the game for some players like Mickelson and Woods coming off lacklustre performances at the ZOZO Championship.
We wrap up that event, take a cursory look at the Bermuda Championship, ponder whether new mother Michelle Wie West will play the U.S. Women's Open in December, and throw around what the merger between Callaway and TopGolf means.
Golf course architect Neil Haworth, who is normally at the WGC-HSBC in China this week on a course he designed in Shanghai, is our feature interview. He lends us insight on developing golf courses in the Asian and International markets, building courses for top professionals and amateurs, and what he sees as the future for golf facilities. He also tells us the story behind building the longest golf course in the world.
Birdie vs Bogey carries on with topics like indoor hitting nets, ready golf, the Masters patron-only online shop, direct-to-consumer golf brands, and early golf course closures.
In the Mail Bag we answer questions about the optimal number of par fives on a golf course, whether a past champion will win at The Masters, phone check etiquette on the course, and skills we'd like to add to our own games from pro golfers.
In the Tip of The Week we chat about gaining yardage over the off-season.