Rank #1: Episode 9: The Courses That Stick with Andy Johnson
Andy Johnson is a TGJ contributor who first started writing about golf course architecture for his website and newsletter, The Fried Egg. In this episode of the podcast, Andy reflects on the five golf courses that had the biggest impact on shaping his views on the game.
Apr 18 2018
Rank #2: Episode 27: No Laying Up: Chris Solomon
From the pages of No.7: A deep dive into the origins No Laying Up with co-founder Chris Solomon
Apr 04 2019
Rank #3: Episode 42: The Lost Strantz Tapes
While reporting TGJ No.10’s, “The One Less Travelled,” contributor Jay Revell stumbled upon a treasure trove of unearthed footage featuring the late architect Mike Strantz during construction of his masterpiece, Tobacco Road. After sifting through hours of rare interviews and conversations, Revell and host Tom Coyne analyze some of Strantz’s most profound thoughts on visual intimidation, fine arts, fairway lines and the zen in shaping golf holes.
Nov 20 2019
Rank #4: Episode 23: Geoff Ogilvy
Geoff Ogilvy is a major champion that also happens to be a Golfer's Journal contributor. The former U.S. Open champ wrote the Yardage Book section of TGJ No. 6 and he joins the podcast to discuss growing up in Australia's Sand Belt as well as the state of the professional and recreational game around the world.
Jan 10 2019
Rank #5: Episode 16: Gil Hanse
Gil Hanse is one of the most prolific architects working in golf today. His original work can be seen everywhere from The Olympic Course in Rio to the wild Streamsong Black, while his restoration work has touched many of the United States’ most prestigious clubs (from Winged Foot to Los Angeles Country Club). Hanse joined the TGJ Podcast to discuss his complete renovation of Pinehurst No. 4 and a variety of other topics.
Aug 29 2018
Rank #6: Episode 41: Bob Ford
He’s watched Ben Hogan write checks to settle debts, walked off Arnie’s home course rather than breaking the King’s record and ran the merchandise tent at Oakmont while playing in the ‘83 U.S. Open. Bob Ford’s legendary career in golf continues today: He’s the head professional at Seminole Country Club. Host Tom Coyne tries to keep a straight face as Ford regales him with tales from 40 unforgettable years in the game.
Nov 06 2019
Rank #7: Episode 40: Bizarre Golf History
Who holds the rightful claim to America’s first golf club? How did three different players lose in match play after an ace? Which major champion was nearly arrested for slow play? Host Tom Coyne has questions, and Connor Lewis of the Society of Golf Historians has the answers. This rollicking conversation gets into some of golf’s true-life oddities, including a flatulence fine, a mid-round pizza delivery at the U.S. Open and the real-life Roy McAvoy.
Oct 18 2019
Rank #8: Episode 32: Jimmy Dunne
After 36 holes incredible together at Shinnecock and NGLA, Tom Coyne sits down with Jimmy Dunne, one of the most interesting men in golf you may not know. He opens up on everything from growing up as a caddie, becoming a member at Augusta (among other clubs), being a staple in celebrity foursomes, lunches with presidents and Tom Brady “whining” for more strokes.
Jun 25 2019
Rank #9: Episode 3: Tom Coyne / Sacred Sands
Tom Coyne has played every links course in Ireland and Scotland, written four books and a screenplay. He brings a lifetime of golf experience and opinion to The Golfer's Journal and, for the first time, the TGJ podcast.
Jan 09 2018
Rank #10: Episode 43: Brough Creek National
From message board idea to functioning golf course to the pages of TGJ No.10, Brough Creek National is every armchair architect’s dream. In our latest episode, host Tom Coyne confirms the hand-built reality with a (temporary) course record, followed by a tour with Ben Hotaling, the course’s designer. Hole-by-hole, Hotaling discusses an array of tee-to-green options, obstacles that nearly prevented his finished product, selling national memberships in rural Kansas City, and how your yard can become Some Guy’s Backyard.
Dec 05 2019
Rank #11: Episode 39: Swing Thoughts with Dr. Bob Winters
Breathe. Rotate. Don’t blow it left. Don’t think about your ex. Get your hands to the proper spot. Shut the face. Be oily. Go blank. Whether they’re beautiful and effective or a form of psychological warfare, everyone has a swing thought. On our latest podcast, host Tom Coyne asks a host of players what’s going through their heads, and gets renowned golf psychologist Dr. Bob Winters to sort through them. Listen as PGA Tour pro Zac Blair, U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, No Laying Up’s Big Randy and Tron Carter, course architect David McLay Kidd and more sit on the TGJ couch and bare their golfing souls for all to hear.
Oct 03 2019
Rank #12: Episode 14: The Links Episode
Jul 24 2018
Rank #13: Episode 28: Masters Road Trip
Host Tom Coyne takes a few of his buddies on a once in a lifetime trip to The Masters
Apr 18 2019
Rank #14: Episode 7: Shane Bacon and Chris Solomon
TGJ contributors Shane Bacon (Fox Sports) and Chris Solomon (No Laying Up) join the podcast to discuss the unbelievable hospitality details that come with playing one of South Korea's most private golf courses. Shane also recounted his experience in TGJ No. 3, a piece brought to life in part by Chris’ dramatic aerial photos of Whistling Rock Country Club.
Mar 21 2018
Rank #15: Episode 36: Rob Collins and Sweetens Cove
We celebrate the return of Sweetens Cove to the pages of TGJ with a conversation between Contributing Editor D.J. Piehowski and Sweetens Cove architect Rob Collins. They discuss the devilish fourth hole, which is featured in the Yardage Book section of issue No. 9, the foul-mouthed preacher behind its royal nickname, and just how tough it can play. They also get into the changes at the course and how a game of telephone between Brad Faxon, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning led to Manning joining its ownership group.
Aug 15 2019
Rank #16: Episode 10: No Scars - The Story of Len Mattiace
People like Len Mattiace often turn into footnotes of history as the guys who almost got it done. But his story is more complicated than near-misses on big stages. In a special Golfer’s Journal podcast, Mattiace shares the story of his career – from watching a major slip away to gaining perspective from injuries.
May 09 2018
Rank #17: Episode 8: Riley Johns and Keith Rhebb
Our guests today are Riley Johns and Keith Rhebb, two golf course architects who recently completed work on their first solo design at the Winter Park 9. Johns was featured in TGJ No. 3 while guiding us on a tour of his home course, the Stanley Thompson-designed Banff Springs.
Apr 04 2018
Rank #18: Episode 26: The Roadie: Aaron Dill
Aaron Dill takes us on a tour of the Titleist tour truck on location at The Player's Championship
Mar 28 2019
Rank #19: Episode 17: The Long Road to the PGA Tour
There are thousands of professional golfers in the world and most never make it to the PGA Tour. After seven years of grinding toward that goal, Adam Long finally broke through this year and will begin his rookie season on the PGA Tour next week. He joined the podcast to discuss the highs and lows of his path to the Tour.
Sep 26 2018
Rank #20: Episode 25: The Ace Pod
Mar 05 2019