Joining us this week is Keith Rhebb, the designer and builder behind Winter Park 9, the new short course at Forest Dunes, Cabot Cliffs, and Streamsong red course. Keith was kind enough to show a few NewClub members his 10-hole short course at Forest Dunes right after he shaped it, just before the grass started growing. Enjoy our conversation about his projects, his life in golf, and his thoughts on keeping on the right track for the game of golf. .
Our conversation with Matt Fonner -- head PGA professional at Glen Flora Country Club -- may have happened in early April, but we fondly remember the start of the season, the Masters, and the excitement of NewClub’s official second year. We didn’t get sunny and 80 degree weather as early as we hoped, but take a listen to a little Spring throwback episode with one of our favorite people in the industry.
Lee Stone, co-architect of Champion Hill, joins us on the Bag Drop to tell his story how he went from growing fruit and Christmas Trees to building one of the finest courses in Northern Michigan.
To read all about Champion Hill, visit Geeked On Golf to get even more history on the course and n in-depth hole-by-hole course tour from Jason Way.
We caught up with Tom Coyne, best-selling author of “A Course Called Ireland” and many others, at Downer’s Grove Golf Club for our first live podcast after a fun round at the site of America’s first 18-hole golf course. Tom is in the middle of his travels playing golf in all 50 states for his next book “A Course Called America” and was gracious enough to sit down with us to chat about his adventures.
We’re proud to welcome Bruce Devlin to the Bag Drop. Mr. Devlin is one of the most decorated professional golfers ever to play, with 8 (or 10 if you’re really counting) PGA Tour wins, a Senior PGA Tour win, and 19 more wins worldwide.
Back for our final pod covering the PGA major tournaments, PJ Malik (Statistician and Researcher for FOX Sports and PGA Tour Radio), talks about the history of the Open, a quick recap of where he’s been on tour, and his picks for Champion Golfer of the Year.
This past weekend was a special one. We were honored to have Dr. Joe Parent, author of the best-selling book Zen Golf, spend the last few days with NewClub in Chicago. It was an incredible experience spending time, learning from, and getting to know Dr. Joe.
He joined us for rounds around Chicago, played with us in the Stinger at Stonebridge CC, held playing lessons with our members, and became a friend for life.
There is much more to come for our society with Dr. Joe and we will be announcing more opportunities to meet and learn from him. Stay tuned.