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The Fried Egg Golf Podcast

16
Sep 2020

Fried Egg Stories, Episode 10: The Test - Hale Irwin at Winged Foot

The 1974 U.S. Open, better known as the "Massacre at Winged Foot," has become a touchstone in the debate over what a golf championship should be. Depending on your perspective, it's either the U.S. Open at its best or the U.S. Open at its worst. With the national championship returning to Winged Foot this week, we ask what it means for a tournament venue to be insanely difficult. Our guests for this episode are Hale Irwin, Neil Regan, Mark Mulvoy, and Jeremy Schaap, reading from his father's classic book about the tournament.Brought to you by the U.S. Open Victory Club.

Produced and hosted by Garrett Morrison.

Edited and engineered by J Vierck.

Transcript assistance from Jay Fischl.

Music by Blue Dot Sessions.

14
Sep 2020

Episode 191: John Bodenhamer - 2020 U.S. Open Setup

John Bodenhamer, USGA Senior Managing Director, Championships, joins the pod this week to discuss all things U.S. Open! Andy and John work through this week’s setup, differences we’ll notice between this event and the ‘06 U.S. Open, managing championships without fans, and close the conversation with a few thoughts on the USGA’s new anchor site.

10
Sep 2020

Episode 190: Geoff Ogilvy - Winged Foot, the U.S. Open, and the FedEx Cup

Geoff Ogilvy, winner of the last U.S. Open contested at Winged Foot, joins the podcast to preview the 2020 U.S. Open. Andy and Geoff start by discussing the FedEx Cup Finals and Geoff's thoughts on the format. Then they delve into Geoff's winning effort in 2006 and his predictions for the 2020 edition.

8
Sep 2020

Fried Egg Stories, Episode 9: Jackie Robinson the Golfer

In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first Black man to play Major League Baseball in the 20th century. You're probably familiar with that story. What you may not know is that the baseball diamond was not the only playing field where Robinson advocated for racial equality. He also did so on the golf course. In this edition of our audio documentary series, we tell the complicated, sad, even inconvenient story of Jackie Robinson the golfer.

 

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Produced and hosted by Garrett Morrison. Edited and engineered by J Vierck. Production assistance from Jay Fischl. Music by Blue Dot Sessions.

1
Sep 2020

Episode 189: Neil Regan - Winged Foot history

Neil Regan, Winged Foot Golf Club's historian, sits down with Andy to discuss Winged Foot's rich history, from Babe Ruth's exploits at the club to Monty's struggles on the 18th hole in 2006. Regan was extensively involved in Hanse Golf Course Design's recent restoration of the course, and he tells Andy about the thinking behind the green expansions.

19
Aug 2020

Episode 188: Stewart Hagestad - 2020 U.S. Amateur and Bandon Dunes

One hundred and seventy-nine episodes after his first appearance, Stewart Hagestad rejoins The Fried Egg Podcast to discuss his run to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Amateur last week. Andy and Stewart talk not only about the tournament but also about how Bandon Dunes compares to other competitive venues, how match play contrasts with stroke play, their favorite amateur events, and the upcoming U.S. Open, which Stewart is preparing for right now.

10
Aug 2020

Episode 187: PGA Championship Reflections - TPC Harding Park and the “Mega Muni” Model

After an exciting PGA Championship, Andy and Garrett get together to discuss how TPC Harding Park fared in its major championship debut. They contemplate both  virtues and flaws of its design, routing, and setup, and they compare it to Winged Foot, the host of the upcoming U.S. Open. Also, they get into some broader trends in municipal golf, specifically the contrast between "mega munis" and "mini munis" that Garrett explored in a recent article for The Fried Egg website.

4
Aug 2020

Fried Egg Stories, Episode 8: Golf and the City - Harding Park

In this edition of our audio documentary series, we tell the story of Harding Park, a course that has, at different points in its history, represented both the best and the worst of municipal golf. This week, it hosts the 2020 PGA Championship, but just 22 years ago, it served as a parking lot for the 1998 U.S. Open. We talk to Bo Links, Ron Kroichick, Sean Elsbernd, Joe Shasky, and Sasha Perigo about these highs and lows, and also about the benefits and drawbacks of city golf in general.

 

Produced and hosted by Garrett Morrison.

 

Edited and engineered by J Vierck.

 

Music by Blue Dot Sessions.

2
Aug 2020

Episode 186: Geoff Ogilvy - Bryson’s transformation, the 2020 PGA, and the young guns

Geoff Ogilvy returns to catch up with Andy Johnson about the latest happenings on the PGA Tour and to discuss the upcoming PGA Championship. Geoff talks about his fascination with the golf swing, which grew during the quarantine, and what he thinks the keys will be at Harding Park.

30
Jul 2020

Superintendent Series, Episode 10: Tony Nysse

Tony Nysse, the Director of Golf Course and Grounds at Mountain Lake, joins the podcast to discuss his affinity for golf course architecture and his career in the turf industry. Tony's many stories include giving architectural advice to a developer while in college, interning at Friar's Head, and restoring Old Marsh.

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