Rank #1: TGJ Podcast 35: Wendell Haskins and Sadena Parks
From music videos at Def Jam to Director of Diversity at the PGA of America, Wendell Haskins has built a remarkable life inside and outside the game. On the latest TGJ Podcast, Casey Bannon links up with Haskins and professional golfer Sadena Parks in New York City in advance of their Original Tee Golf Classic—a tournament celebrating the African-Americans in the game. Learn how one of the coolest guys in golf went from roommates with P. Diddy to Luther Campbell’s stylist to full-time grower of the game.
Rank #2: 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.
Rank #3: 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
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.
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.
Rank #6: Episode 2: Travis Hill / Sweetens Cove
Managing editor Travis Hill talks through his transformative trip to Sweetens Cove, a nine-hole gem in Tennessee that's changing how people think about the game.
Rank #7: Episode 33: Dinner with David McLay Kidd
After playing Gamble Sands together, Tom Coyne joins course architect David McLay Kidd and the rest of their fivesome for a dinner conversation. Over local wine and halibut with sides of banter, the group dishes on what makes Kidd’s wonderfully wild design in upstate Washington so refreshing, the beauty behind fescue and the serious business of making golf fun.
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.
Rank #9: Episode 1: Caleb Hannan / Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch
In our debut episode, writer Caleb Hannan explains what it's like to play the mysterious Sheep Ranch near Bandon Dunes, golf's equivalent to a choose-your-own-adventure novel.
Rank #10: Episode 14: The Links Episode
Rank #11: 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.
Rank #12: 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.
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
Rank #14: Episode 34: Royal Portrush
After 68 years, the Open Championship has finally returned to Royal Portrush and Northern Ireland. Host Tom Coyne sits down with Dr. Richard Haslam of Saint Joseph’s University to explore the politics of the area that contributed to the Open’s absence, then he’s joined by “The Boss” of Royal Portrush, Wilma Erskine, to discuss how her club returned to the rota. It’s one part history lesson, one part preview and 100 percent Irish.
Rank #15: 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.