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Connor Lewis

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TalkinGolf History on the architects
« on: July 25, 2022, 10:21:28 PM »
Thought I would announce that the TalkinGolf History podcast will dive into some additional golf architect podcasts in the near future.


- The History of AW Tillinghast (in the works)
- A special podcast on Walter Travis


I am also looking for historical experts on the history of James Braid’s career as an architect.


If you haven’t listened we do have the histories of: Harry Colt, Perry Maxwell, Alister MacKenzie, Walter Travis, Donald Ross & Seth Raynor.


Stanley Thompson, Herbert Fowler, George C Thomas (although the Fried Egg addressed Thomas’ history, I would need to make sure anything I did wasn’t redundant), Old Tom Morris (just his design work).


Any other suggestions?


Yours in Golf History,


Connor T.

PCCraig

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Re: TalkinGolf History on the architects
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2022, 10:54:32 PM »
Awesome!!!!!!!
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MLevesque

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Re: TalkinGolf History on the architects
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2022, 07:25:56 AM »

Connor, I enjoy your podcasts.   A deep dive into Stiles and Van Klerk for us New Englanders and Langford and Moreau for mid-westerners would be interesting; highlighting some of the fun, but somewhat “off the boil” tracks these duos crafted.







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PCCraig

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Re: TalkinGolf History on the architects
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2022, 09:02:28 PM »
How about a podcast on Dick Nugent?
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John Foley

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Re: TalkinGolf History on the architects
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2022, 09:18:54 AM »

 A deep dive into Stiles and Van Klerk for us New Englanders and Langford and Moreau for mid-westerners would be interesting


I'll second this pair. 


Love the work you do Connor.
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Connor Lewis

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Re: TalkinGolf History on the architects
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2022, 11:38:52 AM »

Connor, I enjoy your podcasts.   A deep dive into Stiles and Van Klerk for us New Englanders and Langford and Moreau for mid-westerners would be interesting; highlighting some of the fun, but somewhat “off the boil” tracks these duos crafted.


Quick Response: Absolutely!


My main issue is finding experts on their history. If you know of one or several I am all in.


I am embarrassed to admit this but I have never played a L&M or a SVK. Something I hope to remedy in the short term.


I took some heat for this on Twitter the other day when I made the comment that in all of golf the only thing that has the hope of the eternal are our golf courses. Their importance is undercelebrated in our game because they provide the drama…the stage for the greats of our game.


David Grady

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Re: TalkinGolf History on the architects
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2022, 01:06:56 PM »

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I am embarrassed to admit this but I have never played a L&M or a SVK. Something I hope to remedy in the short term.



I'll third the recommendation, and if I remember a recent tweet, you certainly will remedy it. Despite the desperate claims of the Omaha CC crowd, it's primarily a Stiles course. Maxwell's later involvement was limited to changing the fifth and six holes from two par 4s to a par 3 and a par 5 and also reworking a few greens. The confusion about the course's history is compounded by Whitten /Cornish mistakenly listing Langford & Moreau as the original architects in their book. I grew up on and still play a Stiles (Haverhill CC) and my wife grew up at Omaha. I had played it dozens of times before learning about Stiles' involvement, but the routing similarities are striking.

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My main issue is finding experts on their history. If you know of one or several I am all in.

Kevin Mendik wrote the book on SVK and I'm guessing he'd be happy to help you out.

Ira Fishman

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Re: TalkinGolf History on the architects
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2022, 03:27:55 PM »
Jack Nicklaus. A very long design career that seems to have gone through several evolutions; therefore, a potentially illuminating window into gca.


Ira

Connor Lewis

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Re: TalkinGolf History on the architects
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2022, 10:42:33 AM »

I am about to enter into a series of podcasts on the history of golf architecture


Upcoming shows on the @talkingolf history podcast


Next up: The Rise & Demise of MacGregor Golf Part 2


- Following in the footsteps of Old Tom Morris


- The History of AW Tillinghast


- The Forgotten Designs of Walter Travis


- Rediscovering Askernish


- The History of Hugh Alison


- Lost Golf Courses (Part 1)


- The Maligned Architect - Tom Bendelow.


I am curious which is these podcasts appeal to you the most?


What podcast topics related to golf design and its history do you want to listen to?


Yours in Golf History,


Connor T.

PCCraig

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Re: TalkinGolf History on the architects
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2022, 05:31:42 PM »
Wow!


But still feel that "@talkinggolf" is still missing a piece on Dick Nugent. Perhaps "How Dick Nugent brought the beach bunker to the Chicago suburbs"


I'd listen to that!



H.P.S.

Erik J. Barzeski

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Re: TalkinGolf History on the architects
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2022, 01:06:59 PM »
I listened to a few on a long drive when I ran through my usual playlist of podcasts, Connor. Overall, well done… I had to comment on one thing, though: your pronunciation of Seve Ballesteros. Please tell me you no longer pronounce it like "Steve" without the "t"?
Erik J. Barzeski @iacas
Author, Lowest Score Wins, and Lifetime Student of the Game

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