Blind Shots Podcast Season 3 Episode 17 – Hal Phillips on global golf design, American soccer revolution, and global political economy.

Buckle up, folks, because we’re going around the world today with Hal Phillips, the principal behind Mandarin Media, his golf course-centric PR and media firm.  In his quarter-century of work in the marketing agency space with architects, private clubs, and developers, he has had a front row seat the trends and events that have shaped golf course design for the last three decades.

Yet, as interesting as all of that is, Hal’s interests stretch far past the 18th green. He is also an author and has been a working journalist for the past 35 years. He is currently working on a new book, that I revel in discussing with him. You can read all about it on his writing site at

I had a blast, as we discussed his upcoming book on the American soccer revolution, golf and Chinese political economy, and professional tour golf and the Saudi Arabian investment in the nominally titled Asia Tour.

You can learn more about Hal’s work, his blog, and all things Mandarin Media on his website at

Hal Phillips

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