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Sports columnist Tim Williams interviews people from the public golf community. Golf from the duffers' angle.
 
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It's a Ground Under Repair relaunch, as we join the Sports Talk Florida podcast network! That makes it as good a time as any to explore the belief that Golf Is For Everybody. Ground Under Repair also previews the Open Championship to be held in Carnoustie, Scotland, and a curious rumor about Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson playing for ten millio ...…
 
It's all about golf clubs on Ground Under Repair this week as Pure Science Golf's John Reynaud joins the show to talk about his business and their approach. There are many places to get golf clubs custom fitted, but Pure Science Golf takes an extremely personalized approach that seeks to help improve the game of any golfer, from a devoted scrat ...…
 
Henry Wallmeyer of the National Club Association joins the show to talk about a lobby for private clubs. Henry discusses his run-ins with the decision-makers of Washington, D.C., as well as the benefits to playing golf at a private club. For more on the NCA, visit their website here. Ground Under Repair's Amazon Item of the Week Amazon Prime Fr ...…
 
Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Executive Director Bob Donovan joins the show to talk about the fund, the PGA's involvement with charities and organizations like his, Ouimet's legacy, and the PGA Tour Pro-Am experience. More on the Ouimet Scholarship Fund: ouimet.org Brush-T, the Amazon Item of the Week: http://amzn.to/2faN7Vu Add the NFL to yo ...…
 
Ponkapoag golf course is famous largely as Rick Reilly's 1988 example of a beaten up public golf course. "Ponky" then became the inspiration for a Reilly book, and the reputation stuck with the course. On further examination, it's far more than the Ponky of Missing Links these days, including a brush with greatness that few golfers in the Bosto ...…
 
Narratives can be powerful in sports, and they can make people believe things about those sports that aren't true. That is a problem facing golf these days, as the perception out there is that golf is suffering. The narrative, however, is far from reality. The National Golf Foundation tracks these things, and their research suggests that people ...…
 
Most golfers in 2017 do not get the experience of having a caddie. Indeed, there are fewer clubs than ever that offer caddies. Dennis Cone of the Professional Caddie Association wants to change that. Citing how many young golfers have been created by summer caddie jobs (including Jack Nicklaus), Dennis believes that growing the game of golf inc ...…
 
The US Open stands out among golf tournaments. With a low enough handicap, anyone can attempt to qualify for the US Open. Those qualifying rounds, then, have an allure to golfers to the point that they seem like mythical grounds. Here to put reality to those myths is the USGA's Bill McCarthy. Bill also tells us about the US Amateur Four-Ball, a ...…
 
We're all taught at some point that golf is a game between a golfer and the course they're on. Where does that leave the person who designed the course? This week on Ground Under Repair, I talk to Bruce Charlton of Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects about his work designing courses. Bruce discusses his life playing and working in golf ...…
 
When the 1990s boom golf saw dried up, a lot of new golf courses were immediately put into danger. Many of them have gone out of business, but those who have remained have established themselves as fantastic golf experiences. Perhaps there is no better example of that than Olde Homestead. Nestled in a corner of the Lehigh Valley, it's a bit of ...…
 
On the very first episode of Ground Under Repair, I sit down with South Shore Country Club's head golf professional Chris Riley of Hingham, Massachusetts. South Shore CC is one of the nearest courses to my home, so I felt it important to have our first episode involve somebody close to home. Chris tells us what inspired him to become a golf pro ...…
 
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