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"FORE the Good of the Game” is a golf podcast featuring storytelling with the PGA Tour stars of yesterday and people of influence in and around the game of golf. Highlighting the positive aspects of the game, we aim to create and provide an engaging and timeless repository of content that listeners can enjoy now and forever. Co-hosted by PGA Tour star Bruce Devlin, our podcast focuses on those who played the game “when woods were wood.” Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.”

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    Sandra Haynie - Part 2 (Winning Majors at the LPGA, the U.S. Open and the du Maurier)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 42:22


    World Golf Hall of Fame member Sandra Haynie continues her story with the 1973 season and fondly recalls her six titles the following year including two majors, her second LPGA Championship and the Women's U.S. Open where she birdied the final two holes to win. Sandra explains her decision to step away from the Tour in 1977 citing  the toll various injuries were taking on her body, impacting her ability to compete at the highest level. She returned in 1981 and won her final major and Tour event, the  Peter Jackson Classic (du Maurier), the following year. In 1991, after 42 wins on the LPGA Tour, 9th on the all-time list, she decided to step away from Tour play and devote herself to giving back to the game. Sandra Haynie completes her remarkable life story, "FORE the Good of the Game."Follow our show and/or leave a review/rating on: Our Website https://www.forethegoodofthegame.com/reviews/new/ Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fore-the-good-of-the-game/id1562581853 Spotify Podcasts https://open.spotify.com/show/0XSuVGjwQg6bm78COkIhZO?si=b4c9d47ea8b24b2d Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzM3Mjc1LnJzcw About "FORE the Good of the Game” is a golf podcast featuring interviews with World Golf Hall of Fame members, winners of major championships and other people of influence in and around the game of golf. Highlighting the positive aspects of the game, we aim to create and provide an engaging and timeless repository of content that listeners can enjoy now and forever. Co-hosted by PGA Tour star Bruce Devlin, our podcast focuses on telling their life stories, in their voices. Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.” Thanks so much for listening!

    Sandra Haynie - Part 1 (The Years and the 1965 LPGA Win)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 47:30


    4-time major championship winner and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Sandra Haynie begins her story as a young girl in Texas, learning the game under the watchful eye of her father Jim and A.G. Maxwell who shaped her game and instilled the fundamentals she relied on her entire career. Sandy knew at age 9, when she had a chance to play with Babe Zaharias, what she wanted to do in life. From that moment she was focused on golf and enjoyed success as an amateur, knowing she was not going to college but rather going the professional golfer route at age 18. Winning came quickly to her in her second year on Tour and she won her first major at the 1965 LPGA Championship. Join us as Sandra Haynie take us through her early years in life and on Tour, "FORE the Good of the Game."Follow our show and/or leave a review/rating on: Our Website https://www.forethegoodofthegame.com/reviews/new/ Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fore-the-good-of-the-game/id1562581853 Spotify Podcasts https://open.spotify.com/show/0XSuVGjwQg6bm78COkIhZO?si=b4c9d47ea8b24b2d Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzM3Mjc1LnJzcw About "FORE the Good of the Game” is a golf podcast featuring interviews with World Golf Hall of Fame members, winners of major championships and other people of influence in and around the game of golf. Highlighting the positive aspects of the game, we aim to create and provide an engaging and timeless repository of content that listeners can enjoy now and forever. Co-hosted by PGA Tour star Bruce Devlin, our podcast focuses on telling their life stories, in their voices. Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.” Thanks so much for listening!

    Bobby Nichols - Part 3 (Lighting, the Majors and Ryder Cup)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 36:05


    Bobby Nichols, winner of the 1964 PGA Championship, looks back on his later Tour wins and that fateful day in 1975 when lightning struck at the Western Open. Bobby recounts his close calls in the majors and his regret at not playing the British Open. He recalls his 1967 Ryder Cup experience with Captain Ben Hogan when Arnold Palmer was benched on the first day, presumably because he "buzzed" the golf course with his private jet during a practice round. After a brief look at his Senior Tour Career Bobby reflects back on his charitable endeavors supporting disadvantaged youth in SW Florida. Bobby Nichols concludes his life story, "FORE the Good of the Game."Follow our show and/or leave a review/rating on: Our Website https://www.forethegoodofthegame.com/reviews/new/ Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fore-the-good-of-the-game/id1562581853 Spotify Podcasts https://open.spotify.com/show/0XSuVGjwQg6bm78COkIhZO?si=b4c9d47ea8b24b2d Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzM3Mjc1LnJzcw About "FORE the Good of the Game” is a golf podcast featuring interviews with World Golf Hall of Fame members, winners of major championships and other people of influence in and around the game of golf. Highlighting the positive aspects of the game, we aim to create and provide an engaging and timeless repository of content that listeners can enjoy now and forever. Co-hosted by PGA Tour star Bruce Devlin, our podcast focuses on telling their life stories, in their voices. Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.” Thanks so much for listening!

    Bobby Nichols - Part 2 (Early Tour Wins and the 1964 PGA)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 34:33


    Bobby Nichols recounts his early PGA Tour wins, several of which Bruce Devlin later won including the site of their first victories, the St. Petersburg O pen. Bobby takes us back to his 1964 PGA Championship at Columbus CC where he played the final round with Ben Hogan and secured a wire-to-wire win, setting a scoring record that was to stand for thirty years. He gratefully remembers his relationship with Firestone CC as their Head Professional and remembers winning the 1964 Carling World Open at Oakland Hills over Arnold Palmer, again playing with Ben Hogan who was quoted as saying "you ought to pay me to play with you!" Bruce enjoys reminding Bobby of the drubbing Bruce and Bob Charles put on Bobby and Tony Lema in the 1964 CBS Golf Classic but Bobby turns the tables reminding Bruce of his win the following year at the Houston Classic by 1 over Bruce and Chi Chi Rodriguez. Bobby Nichols continues his life story, "FORE the Good of the Game."Follow our show and/or leave a review/rating on: Our Website https://www.forethegoodofthegame.com/reviews/new/ Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fore-the-good-of-the-game/id1562581853 Spotify Podcasts https://open.spotify.com/show/0XSuVGjwQg6bm78COkIhZO?si=b4c9d47ea8b24b2d Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzM3Mjc1LnJzcw About "FORE the Good of the Game” is a golf podcast featuring interviews with World Golf Hall of Fame members, winners of major championships and other people of influence in and around the game of golf. Highlighting the positive aspects of the game, we aim to create and provide an engaging and timeless repository of content that listeners can enjoy now and forever. Co-hosted by PGA Tour star Bruce Devlin, our podcast focuses on telling their life stories, in their voices. Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.” Thanks so much for listening!

    Susie Maxwell Berning - Part 2 (The Later Years and Three U.S. Open Wins)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 41:18


    Susie Maxwell Berning, World Golf Hall of Fame member, continues her story by recounting her three wins at the Women's U.S. Open including 1968 and going back-to-back in 1972 and 1973. Susie reflects back on the LPGA Founders she met and the tough competitors she faced. One of her fondest memories was when she and daughter Robin became the first mother-daughter duo to play in an LPGA event in 1989. 4-time major winner Susie Maxwell Berning concludes her life story, "FORE the Good of the Game."Follow our show and/or leave a review/rating on: Our Website https://www.forethegoodofthegame.com/reviews/new/ Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fore-the-good-of-the-game/id1562581853 Spotify Podcasts https://open.spotify.com/show/0XSuVGjwQg6bm78COkIhZO?si=b4c9d47ea8b24b2d Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzM3Mjc1LnJzcw About "FORE the Good of the Game” is a golf podcast featuring interviews with World Golf Hall of Fame members, winners of major championships and other people of influence in and around the game of golf. Highlighting the positive aspects of the game, we aim to create and provide an engaging and timeless repository of content that listeners can enjoy now and forever. Co-hosted by PGA Tour star Bruce Devlin, our podcast focuses on telling their life stories, in their voices. Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.” Thanks so much for listening!

    Susie Maxwell Berning - Part 1 (The Early Years and the 1965 Western Open)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 42:59


    World Golf Hall of Fame member Susie Maxwell Berning begins her story as a young girl raising horses in Oklahoma City. When her young colt Joker got loose and ran through the neighboring golf course, her life changed forever. Smitten by golf after seeing a Patty Berg clinic at Lincoln Park Golf Course, she sold her horses and bought a car so she could drive to the golf course. Susie played on the men's golf team at Oklahoma City University "chaperoned" by the legendary basketball coach Abe Lemons. Listen in as she recounts her initial experiences on tour including a major win at Beverly CC and a Lacoste shirt-burning party at the 1967 Women's U.S. Open. Susie Maxwell Berning shares the early years and wins, "FORE the Good of the Game."Follow our show and/or leave a review/rating on: Our Website https://www.forethegoodofthegame.com/reviews/new/ Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fore-the-good-of-the-game/id1562581853 Spotify Podcasts https://open.spotify.com/show/0XSuVGjwQg6bm78COkIhZO?si=b4c9d47ea8b24b2d Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzM3Mjc1LnJzcw About "FORE the Good of the Game” is a golf podcast featuring interviews with World Golf Hall of Fame members, winners of major championships and other people of influence in and around the game of golf. Highlighting the positive aspects of the game, we aim to create and provide an engaging and timeless repository of content that listeners can enjoy now and forever. Co-hosted by PGA Tour star Bruce Devlin, our podcast focuses on telling their life stories, in their voices. Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.” Thanks so much for listening!

    Al Geiberger - Part 3 (The Majors and Ryder Cup)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 36:46


    "Mr. 59" Al Geiberger recalls his final tour victory at the 1979 Colonial Invitational where his high school teammate, Charles Schwab was to become the future tournament sponsor. Al reflects back on his performances in the major championships, including a few close calls that could have added to his major count. He recounts his Ryder Cup experiences in 1967 playing for Captain Hogan at Champions GC and for Captain Palmer at Laurel Valley in 1975.  Al remembers his successful senior career and he and Bruce compare notes on their paltry pension earnings from both tours. Al Geiberger wraps up his life story, "FORE the Good of the game."

    Al Geiberger - Part 2 (The 1966 PGA and Shooting 59)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 43:35


    Al Geiberger begins this segment by recounting the joy of his 1966 PGA Championship win at Firestone followed hours later by the sadness brought on by the tragic loss of Tony and Betty Lema in a plane crash. He recalls his win in the 2nd edition of the Tournament Players Championship at Colonial CC (TX) over his hunting buddy, Dave Stockton. Al takes us through his incredible round of 59 in the second of the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic at Colonial CC (TN) becoming the only player in the modern era to win a non-major without a round in the 60's. Al Geiberger wraps up this episode by fondly recalling the positive influence of his parents, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Annika Sorenstam - Part 1 (The Early Years)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 39:51


    World Golf Hall of Fame member and 10-time major championship winner Annika Sorenstam begins her story by taking us back to the northwest suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden where she grew up with sister Charlotta, learning the game under the watchful eyes of her parents. An accomplished multi-sport athlete, Annika eventually settled on golf as her passion, beating balls in her basement during the long, cold Swedish winters as a youngster. Listen in as she recounts her early amateur successes and her college days playing for two years at the University of Arizona where she was won the 1991 D1 individual title and was a 2-time All-American. Annika recalls her experience at the 1992 Women's U.S. Open at Oakmont CC , playing as an amateur, and how it allowed her to measure her game against the world's finest players. Annika Sorenstam shares her early story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Mark Brooks - Part 3 (The 1996 PGA Championship and the Majors)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 36:21


    Mark Brooks, winner of the 1996 PGA Championship, takes us through that win at Valhalla in a playoff with Kenny Perry, the last time the sudden death format was used in that event. Mark recounts his experiences in the other majors, the intimidation he felt at Augusta, the Texas-like conditions of playing in the Open Championship and the gut punches you were bound to take at the U.S. Open. We wind up this final episode with a brief look back at  his President's Cup memories from 1996 and review his golf course design work. Mark Brooks shares his story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Mark Brooks - Part 2 (The Tour Wins)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 38:10


    Winner of the PGA Championship in 1996, Mark Brooks takes us through each of his PGA Tour victories beginning with the "Greater Slam", winning the Greater Hartford Open, the Greater Greensboro Open and the Greater Milwaukee Open in succession. He remembers when a $35,000 year in winnings kept him exempt in the top 125 and finding a Ray Cook putter in a garage that led to a win at the Bob Hope. Only two months later, that putter was history but he made everything with the Odyssey he put in play at the 1996 Houston Open just prior to his major win at Valhalla. Mark Brooks continues his life story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Sherri Steinhauer - Part 2 (2006 Women's British Open and The Solheim Cup)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 41:55


    Winner of three Women's British Opens, Sherri Steinhauer, reflects back on the one that counted as a major, in 2006 at Royal Lytham. She fondly remembers her teacher, the late Manuel de la Torre, long-time professional at Milwaukee CC and recounts her other Tour wins and the physical and mental challenges that present themselves when playing golf at the highest level. Sherri was a 4-time member of the Solheim Cup teams and is proud of her undefeated record in foursomes and singles play and she enjoyed her stint as an Assistant Captain to Rosie Jones at the 2011 Solheim Cup. Sherri Steinhauer, now a serious pickle ball competitor in her retirement, wraps up her life story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Sherri Steinhauer - Part 1 (The Early Years and the 1992 du Maurier Classic)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 40:10


    Two-time major championship winner Sherri Steinhauer begins her story learning golf with her parents and four older brothers at Nakoma Golf Club in Wisconsin. After winning the WI State Junior Championship 3-straight years, Sherri was off to play for Coach Pat Weis and the Texas Longhorns. She was low amateur at the 1983 Women's U.S. Open, had five college wins and was All-American in 1985 but she knew long before then, at age 12, what she wanted to do for a living. Sherri joined the LPGA Tour in 1986 and finally broke through with a win at the 1992 du Maurier Classic, her first win and major. She concludes this episode by recounting her first British Open win at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, three years before the LPGA was to recognize that event as a major. Sherri Steinhauer begins her life story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Amy Alcott - "Armand Hammer & The Butterfly Bakery" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 4:30


    WGHOF member Amy Alcott fondly recalls her "side job", working in the off-season at The Butterfly Bakery, owned by a lovely Armenian couple. Even Occidental Petroleum's CEO Armand Hammer came looking for the famous golfer/sandwich-maker at lunch one day, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Hollis Stacy - "Mother Knows Best" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 2:40


    Hollis Stacy, winner of four LPGA majors, was a junior phenom, winning three straight U.S. Girl's Junior championships. Her lifelong swing thought for tempo came from her mother Tillie. It was the Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss II and when Hollis got a little cocky, Tillie was good at keeping her grounded, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Sir Bob Charles - Part 3 (The Majors and The Senior Tour)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 43:28


    1963  Open Championship winner, Sir Bob Charles finishes his life story with a look back on his final few professional wins, his best performances in golf's major championships and his prolific career on the Senior Tour where he had 25 wins, still T-4 on the all-time list. Sir Bob proudly recounts the many accolades bestowed upon him in recognition of his many accomplishments as a golf professional including being awarded the "Sir" title and getting the "Call to the Hall". Perhaps the finest left-handed golfer of all-time, Sir Bob Charles concludes his remarkable story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Sir Bob Charles - Part 2 (The Open Championship)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 53:53


    Sir Bob Charles, 2008 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame, takes us back to the start of his professional career at age 24, a career that included 80 professional wins. He recounts coming to America in 1963 to play on the PGA Tour where he picked up his first win here at the Houston Open that same year, the first by a lefty. Weeks later, Bob triumphed in the Open Championship at Lytham prevailing in a 36-hole playoff with Phil Rodgers and becoming the first Kiwi and southpaw to win a major. He and Bruce have fond memories of teaming to win the CBS Golf Classic in a 36-hole final versus Bobby Nichols and "Champagne" Tony Lema in 1964. Bob concludes this segment by recalling his win in the 1969 Piccadilly World Match Play event, this time in a sudden-death playoff with Gene "The Machine" Littler. Sir Bob Charles continuing his life story with us, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Mark O'Meara - "I'm Tired of Carrying Your Ass" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 3:22


    World Golf Hall of Fame member Mark O'Meara reflects on his experience at the 1999 World Cup played in Kuala Lumper. Teamed with Tiger Woods representing the U.S., Mark finds himself playing poorly in the final round before resorting to reverse psychology on the young Tiger, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Andy North - "The U.S. Open Albatross No One Saw" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 2:16


    2-time U.S. Open Champion Andy North wins the 1985 event at Oakland Hills when T.C. Chen, leading by four strokes at the time,  famously two-chipped his way to a quadruple bogey on the 5th hole of the final round.  Often lost in the story is the albatross he made in the first round at the second hole. We talk about it here, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Nancy Lopez - Part 1 (The Early Years and U.S. Open Near-Misses)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 46:41


    World Golf Hall of Fame member Nancy Lopez begins her story growing up and learning the game under the watchful eye of her father in Roswell, New Mexico. She had astounding success as a junior player winning her state's amateur title as a 12, 13 and 14-year-old. Nancy played on the boy's team in high school after successfully challenging an arcane rule that stood in her way. She won the U.S. Girls Junior, the Women's Western Junior 3 times and, competed in the Women's U.S. Open twice (with a T2 as Low Am in 1975) all before starting college. She was an All-American at Tulsa, the Women's collegiate champion, a Curtis Cup Team member (meeting the Queen) and won the Women's Western Amateur before deciding to turn professional after two years of college. Nancy finishes this episode reflecting on a couple of her near-misses in the Women's U.S. Open including her tough loss to Alison Nicholas in 1997. Nancy Lopez begins her life story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Nick Price - "Homage to Seve" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 5:19


    Nick Price, winner of the 1994 Open Championship, takes us back to the 1988 Open at Lytham where the final group featured Seve, Faldo and himself. Listen in as Nick describes the fun he had dueling it out down the strech in a major with the game's finest players and how he marveled at the talent and charisma of Severiano Ballesteros, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Dave Stockton - "Encouragement from Hogan at Colonial" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 5:18


    Two-time major championship winner Dave Stockton recalls the encouraging words he received from Ben Hogan in the locker room at Colonial C.C. that propelled him to victory, the only player to have won the Colonial National Invitational as a "Champion's Choice" in the year selected, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Davis Love III - Part 3 (The Majors and Team Competition)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 47:02


    Davis Love III, 2-time winner of the Players Championship and1997 PGA Champion, looks back on his performances across each of the majors and shares his favorite Open Championship venues. Davis recounts his experiences with team play at the Alfred Dunhill Cup with Tom Kite and Fred Couples, as well as the Presidents Cup and the Ryder Cup. A 6-time participant in each as a player, he was also honored to Captain teams in both competitions, with a heart-breaking Ryder Cup loss at Medinah in 2012 followed by a satisfying win at Hazeltine in 2016. Davis also lead the U.S. team to victory in the 2022 President's Cup. We briefly discuss his passion for golf course design and recount the numerous awards he has amassed throughout his Hall of Fame career. Davis Love III wraps up his life story, "FORE the Good of the game."

    Davis Love III - Part 2 (The 1997 PGA and 2003 Players Championships)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 40:46


    Davis Love III, major championship winner and Ryder Cup Captain,  relives many of his PGA Tour victories including his five wins at the Heritage, three Wyndham titles and two triumphs at the International. Davis recounts his 1997 PGA Championship at Winged Foot, one of the most dominating major wins in golf history, where he finished under a rainbow, suggesting the spiritual presence of his PGA-member father and memories of his passing nearly ten years before. He also takes us through his second Tournament Players Championship win by six shots at TPC Sawgrass  in 2003, closing with a final round 64 in blustery conditions. Davis Love III continues his remarkable story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Annika Sorenstam - "Golf Season in Sweden Was Short" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 2:31


    World Golf Hall of Fame member Annika Sorenstam talks about what she did to keep her golf game sharp through Sweden's long winters, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Mark Calcavecchia - "Getting Waxed at the 2002 Ryder Cup" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 3:44


    Open Championship winner Mark Calcavecchia looks back on a frustrating Ryder Cup loss for the U.S. side in 2002 at the Belfry, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Amy Alcott - Part 1 (The Early Years)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 48:35


    World Golf Hall of Fame member, Amy Alcott, begins her life story growing up in Brentwood, California and playing "Yard Golf" with makeshift holes and a chopped off 8-iron. Alcott Golf & CC they called it, and there she played until introduced to Walter Keller, America's self-proclaimed first golf discounter, where she took lessons and learned the game. Amy had much success as a junior, winning 100+ tournaments including her State Am at Pebble Beach and the 1973 U.S. Girl's Junior. She almost went directly from junior golf to the LPGA Tour in 1985 where she won her 3rd tournament and earned LPGA Rookie of the Year honors. Amy Alcott shares her early life and time on tour, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Ian Baker-Finch "If I Knew Then What I Know Now" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 2:24


    Major winner and golf broadcaster Ian Baker-Finch answers one of our traditional closing questions, "If you were twenty years old again and knew what you know now, what would you do differently?", "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Amy Alcott - "The Ed Sullivan Show" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 2:19


    World Hall of Fame member Amy Alcott takes us back to a "Really Big Shew" from the 1960's doing her best Ed Sullivan impersonation, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Craig Stadler - Part 3 (The Later Wins and the Ryder Cup)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 40:38


    Craig Stadler, 1982 Masters winner, reflects on his later PGA Tour victories including a playoff win at the 1991 Tour Championship at Pinehurst #2, a second World Series of Golf championship and, at age 50, the B.C. Open which he won, with son Chris on the bag, just a week after capturing the Players Championship on the Senior Tour. He recounts his Ryder Cup team experiences including a win at PGA National in 1983 playing for Captain Jack Nicklaus. Craig Stadler looks back on a career well-played, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Craig Stadler - Part 2 (The 1982 Masters and Early PGA Tour Wins)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 39:45


    Major championship winner Craig Stadler looks back on his early victories on the PGA Tour including his first at the 1980 Bob Hope Desert Classic. He had a career year in 1982 when he won 4 times and was the Tour's leading money winner but the highlight was his triumph in the Masters Tournament besting Dan Pohl in a playoff on the first (10th) hole after watching his 6-shot lead at the turn on Sunday dwindle away to nothing. His playoff win over Raymond Floyd at the World Series of Golf and prevailing at the Byron Nelson Golf Classic rounded out a superb and memorable year. Craig Stadler fondly recalls his early wins, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Ben Crenshaw - "Carl Jackson's Keen Eye" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 2:59


    Two-time Masters Champion Ben Crenshaw shares an interesting observation that his caddie Carl Jackson made as Ben prepared his game prior to that memorable Masters win in 1995, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Paul Azinger - "The One True Fundamental" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 4:15


    Paul Azinger, winner of the 1993 PGA Championship, shares the one true golf swing fundamental that he and Phil Blackmar have discussed, refined and articulated in three simple words,  "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Mary Mills - Part 3 (The 1973 LPGA Championship)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 33:05


    Three-time winner of major championships, Mary Mills, recounts making four back-nine birdies en route to her third major victory at the 1973 LPGA Championship at Pleasant Valley CC where Bruce Devlin won his final PGA Tour event the previous year. Mary recalls her record in the majors and reflects back on putting woes that led to her retirement from competitive golf. She talks about her love for teaching the game, something that remains a passion for her. Mary Mills concludes her wonderful story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Mary Mills - Part 2 (The 1964 LPGA Championship)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 31:37


    Mary Mills, winner of three majors, continues her story by reflecting back on her early wins on the LPGA Tour, including the 1964 LPGA Championship played at the Stardust CC in Las Vegas. Mary looks back on the many places in the world where she was able to play and introduce golf to the local population. She talks about where she got her nickname "Pipeline"  and discovers that she and Bruce Devlin both won tournaments in Ohio on the same day back in 1970. Mary Mill, with some great stories of Tour life in those early years, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Mary Mills - Part 1 (The Early Years and the 1963 Women's U.S. Open)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 37:26


    Three-time major championship winner Mary Mills begins her story by sharing her memories of growing up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast where she took up the game the game at age 11. With regular lessons from 1935 PGA Champion Johnny Revolta, Mary enjoyed early amateur success winning the Women's State Am eight times in a row starting at age 14. She met Messrs. Hogan and Jones at age 14 and found inspiration from those encounters. Mary played for four years on the men's golf team at Millsaps College before turning professional in 1962. It wasn't long before she won her first event and major, the 1963 Women's U.S. Open. Mary Mills shares her early years and first big win as a pro, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Mark O'Meara - "Did You Pick Up My Ball?" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 3:42


    World Golf Hall of Fame member Mark O'Meara remembers the good fortune of avoiding a lost ball penalty on the 6th hole during his Saturday round at Royal Birkdale Golf Club en route to winning the 1998 Open Championship, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Andy North - "My Best Broadcasting Moments" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 3:34


    Two-time winner of the U.S. Open, Andy North, looks back on his favorite broadcasting moments and the privilege of watching the greatness of Tiger Woods, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Mark Calcavecchia - Part 3 (The Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 40:07


    The 1989 winner of the Open Championship at Royal Troon, Mark Calcavecchia continues his story by recounting the thrills and agony of representing your nation in team competition. He begins with the painful U.S. loss in the 1987 Ryder Cup at Muirfield Village under Captain Jack Nicklaus and continues with a tough draw at the Belfry two years later. Listen in as Mark takes us through his roller coaster match with Colin Montgomerie in the "War by the Shore" in 1991 and hear Captain Dave Stockton relate how Calc's fast start in his match inspired the U.S. side's play that final day. He briefly reflects on Presidents Cup and Dunhill Cup experiences before looking back on a golf career well-played. Mark Calcavecchia finishes up with his life story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Larry Mize - Part 3 (The Majors and the Ryder Cup)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 38:51


    We get "the rest of the story" from 1987 Masters Champion, Larry Mize, as he talks about his favorite moments at the other majors and the pressure, and pleasure, of competing for his country at the 1987 Ryder Cup at Muirfield Village for Captain Jack Nicklaus. We continue with his Champions Tour experiences and future schedule as he looks forward to competing in the Masters in 2022. Larry Mize wraps up his story by reflecting on a career well-played, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Mary Mills - "We Both Won on June 28, 1970" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 1:55


    3-time major winner on the LPGA Tour, Mary Mills and Bruce Devlin reflect back on a day in the summer of 1970 when they both found themselves playing and winning in the State of Ohio, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Al Geiberger - "Gary McCord and JC Snead at Sawgrass" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 4:26


    Mr "59" Al Geiberger and Bruce Devlin recall the early days of shenanigans at Sawgrass CC when Gary McCord played "high ball" in a barber's chair and JC Snead couldn't keep his hat on, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Angela Stanford - Part 2 (The Majors and The Solheim Cup)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 36:33


    Major Championship winner Angela Stanford fondly recalls her other LPGA Tour victories, setting several scoring records along the way. The highlight, her 2018 win at the Evian Championship, setting a record by becoming a major champion at age 40 in her 76th major championship. She recalls the help and guidance she has received over the years from Shady Oaks Professional Mike Wright, a fellow member of the Texas Golf Fall of Fame. Angela recounts her experiences as a 6-time Solheim Cup participant, especially the 2015 come-from-behind win in Germany for Captain Juli Inkster. Finally, she proudly relates the work her foundation is doing, in her Mother's honor, serving young people impacted by cancer. Angela Stanford shares the rest of her story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Angela Stanford - Part 1 (The Early Years and Wins)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 38:39


    Winner of the 2018 Evian Championship Angela Stanford begins her story being introduced to the game by her father in Saginaw, Texas at age 10. Her game developed under the watchful eye of Amy Fox and, after success at the junior level, Angela competed at TCU for coach Angie Larkin, winning nine tournaments and achieving All-American status. She was selected for the 2000 Curtis Cup Team that was victorious at Ganton Golf Club before turning professional later that year. After winning the Futures Tour Championship in the fall of 2000, she joined the LPGA Tour in 2001 and notched her first win at the 2003 Shoprite LPGA Classic and later experienced a heart-breaking loss at the 2003 U.S. Women's Open in a 3-way 18-hole playoff . Angela Stanford shares her early story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Nick Price - "Great Ball-Strikers - Trevino" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 3:25


    World Golf Hall of Fame member Nick Price, along with Bruce Devlin recall the great ball-striking abilities of Lee Trevino, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Gary Player - "Winning at Muirfield" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 5:35


    9-time major championship winner Gary Player recalls his first major win at the 1959 Open Championship at Muirfield where he "gave the love" to the stodgy Club Secretary and "it conquered the man", "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Jerry Pate - Part 3 (The Majors, Team Play and Life After Golf)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 50:18


    Jerry Pate, who had a Hall of Fame-destined career cut short by injury at age 28, completes his story with a look back on his crowning achievement as a golfer, winning the 1976 U.S. Open at Atlanta Athletic Club in a PGA Rookie of the Year season. He had several other close calls in majors including the 1978 PGA Championship at Oakmont CC where John Mahaffey won in a 3-way playoff with Pate and Tom Watson. Jerry talks about representing the USA at the 1976 World Cup with Dave Stockton and playing on the 1981 Ryder Cup "Dream Team" that included nine future HOF'ers. He finishes up by recounting the rehab work it took to play on the Senior Tour and the rigors of being a golf broadcaster on the road and away from family. Jerry Pate concludes his story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    John Mahaffey - "I Just Hope Someday People Will Remember Me" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 2:13


    Major Championship winner John Mahaffey is sitting in a bar with Tom Watson in 1973 after John's first win at the Sahara Invitational and worries about his destiny in golf. Remember, this came before Tom's first win the following year at the Western Open, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Judy Rankin - "SI Cover Girl at Age 16" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 6:56


    World Golf Hall of Fame member Judy Rankin was a golfing phenom as a youngster. Listen is as she shares what led up to her gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated at a young age, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Beth Daniel - Part 1 (The Early Years)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 41:18


    World Golf Hall of Fame member Beth Daniel begins her life story by recollecting her days growing up in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Thanks to her supportive golfing parents, Beth was introduced to the game at age 6 and benefitted from fine teachers at her home club like Masters Champion Henry Picard. She won the U.S. Women's Amateur in 1975 and 1977 and in between, was the medalist in 1976. Playing for Furman University with the likes of Betsy King, Sherri Turner and Cindy Farro, Beth and her teammates won the AIAW Championship Team title that same year. She also competed on two winning Curtis Cup teams, going 7-1 in her matches. Beth Daniel, the 1977 Broderick Award winner as the nation's best female collegiate golfer, shares her early years, "FORE the Good of the Game."

    Bobby Nichols - "Going to Firestone" SHORT TRACK

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 4:31


    1964 PGA Champion Bobby Nichols tells us about the offer that seemed too good to be true, being invited to be the PGA Professional at Firestone CC in 1967. His association with the club lasted until 1980, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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