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Ran Morrissett

9 Podcast Episodes

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Introducing Ran Morrissett As GOLF's New Architecture Editor

Away Game - GOLF Podcast

The study of golf course architecture is a subjective art form. To understand why some courses command greater respect than others requires extensive knowledge, personal experience, and an astute eye. Ran Morrissett, GOLF’s new Architecture Editor, checks all three criteria and has in-depth knowledge of the world’s finest course designs. His constant fascination with understanding where courses rank coupled with his opinionated but objected feedback are what make him a voice to respect.Here are highlights from our discussion with Ran:1. (2:18) - The book that ignited his passion for golf course architecture2. (5:44) - The moment he first started caring about golf course rankings3. (6:43) - The purpose golf course rankings serve4. (12:55) - The most recent turning point in golf course design5. (14:04) - The single quality that makes a great golf course great6. (18:07) - The elements of design that almost-always ruin a course7. (20:40) - Fun is back on the menu8. (22:08) - 3 golf little-known golf destinations Ran loves9. (25:08) - Is it even necessary for golf courses to have 18 holes?

32mins

28 Aug 2019

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Tom Doak and Ran Morrissett on the Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, Vol. 5

Jay's Plays

Golf course architect Tom Doak and golf course architecture expert Ran Morrissett join Jay Flemma for an hour-plus discussion on a variety of topics in the architecture world, largely centered on the fifth volume of their "Confidential Guide to Golf Courses." The latest volume looks at courses in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, reviewing 447 courses in that combined region.

1hr 11mins

15 Jan 2019

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Episode 82: SOG Ep 82 Ran Morrissett

State Of The Game

Last month Ran Morrissett published a list of 147 courses he nominated as 'Custodians of the Game'. The venues all promote the simplest and most joyful elements of the game, from width and playing angles to walking and simple green keeping practises. But the pre-amble to the list was at least as - if not more interesting than - the list itself and Ran joins Mike Clayton and host Rod Morri to discuss his thinking when putting together his list.

1hr 35mins

13 Sep 2018

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#42 STATE Apparel Panel ft. Bo Links, Ran Morrissett, Jay Blasi, and Andy Johnson

No Gimmes

Host Andy Johnson leads a discussion with Bo Links, Ran Morrissett, and Jay Blasi. Topics included golf course architecture, Save Sharp Park, caddies, public golf accessibility, Tiger, and just a little bit of whisky. Andy Johnson runs friedegg.co, a must read for any golfer. Ran Morrissett founded golfclubatlas.com, the go to for the architecture junkie.  Jay Blasi is the architect behind Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 US Open. Big thank you to Jason Yip and State Apparels Urban Clubhouse for hosting!

1hr 33mins

6 Nov 2017

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Golf architect Tom Doak and Ran Morrissett (Part 1)

Jay's Plays

Golf architect Tom Doak and Ran Morrissett, found of Golf Club Atlas, join Jay Flemma for a wide-reaching, in-depth conversation about golf course architecture, as well Doak's amazing series, "The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses."

41mins

19 Dec 2016

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Golf architect Tom Doak and Ran Morrissett (Part 2)

Jay's Plays

Golf architect Tom Doak and Ran Morrissett, found of Golf Club Atlas, join Jay Flemma for a wide-reaching, in-depth conversation about golf course architecture, as well Doak's amazing series, "The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses."

44mins

19 Dec 2016

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Jay's Plays: Architect Tom Doak and Ran Morrissett (Part 2)

Jay's Plays

Golf course architect Tom Doak and Golf Club Atlas founder Ran Morrissett join Jay Flemma for a conversation about the year in golf, both for them and around the world.

32mins

24 Nov 2015

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Jay's Plays: Architect Tom Doak and Ran Morrissett (Part 1)

Jay's Plays

Golf course architect Tom Doak and Golf Club Atlas founder Ran Morrissett join Jay Flemma for a conversation about the year in golf, both for them and around the world.

27mins

24 Nov 2015

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Episode 39: SOG Ep 39 Ran Morrissett

State Of The Game

Mike Clayton, Geoff Shackelford and Rod Morri are joined by co-founder of GolfClubAtlas, Ran Morrissett

1hr 15mins

21 May 2014