Andy is joined by golf course architect Michael McCartin to talk about municipal golf, specifically Washington DC's East Potomac Park Golf Course. The conversation starts with Michael's background and how he got into golf course architecture working for Tom Doak and Renaissance Golf Design. The two then get into a discussion about Michael's graduate school thesis (read here) on East Potomac. Upon opening, the reversible Walter Travis design became one of the nation's most popular and greatest municipal golf facilities. Today, it's a shell of its original self but has an opportunity (thanks to an upcoming change in management) that will allow for capital improvements.
Patrick Boyd is the founder of National Custom Works and Boyd Blade and Ferrule. Patrick is one of the few people in golf making hand-crafted irons and also sports a wealth of golf course architecture. In part two we discuss fun golf courses, the fair police and take a trip down memory lane talking golf equipment of the yesteryear. If you missed part one, check it out and learn about Patrick's background and how he got into the equipment industry.
In the latest edition of our interview series with golf architect Tom Doak, Tom talks with Andy about his new project at Sand Valley. The two go on to discuss Tom's desire to do different types of projects and his affinity for golf in England. They finish up with some listener questions.