Blind Shots Podcast Episode 11 – Americans in Scotland Roundtable, Round 3 – Castle Course and Cheer

This episode is a conversation with my Scottish Golf Trip companions discussing our round at St. Andrew’s Castle Course on a beautiful Scottish morning.  We also recount our favorite moments of food and cheer around the town of St. Andrews. I loved the Castle Course. It was challenging, yet rewarding, and very different from every…

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Blind Shots Podcast Short Game Session #9 – Sanity Break, Part Three – After

A post-script on my one-man spirit of golf marathon to and thru the Sand Hills of North Carolina. I briefly recap what I was looking for, what I found, and what it means to me to have completed my personal golf crusade to my favorite American golf course, Mid Pines and Tobacco Road. I walked…

Blind Shots Podcast Short Game Session #8 – Sanity Break, Part Two – During

The Blind Shot Podcast’s first remote episode!  A brief update from the North Carolina Sand Hills after day one of the Sanity Break. The golf course at Mid Pines Golf Club is everything that I remembered, everything that I had hoped it would be. After walking 36 holes in one afternoon, I am sneaking up…

Blind Shots Podcast Episode 10 – Ru Macdonald of the Scottish Golf Podcast

This is episode 10, a conversation with Ru Macdonald: a Scot, a golfer, an employee of the European Tour, a golf social media influencer, and the owner and proprietor of the Scottish Golf Podcast, which is one of the original podcasts within in the golf podcasting space.  It’s a conversation about his origins, his passion,…

Blind Shots Podcast Short Game Session 6 – Story Time with Uncle Dave

My friend Rod Morri always laments that the best of conversations occur and the best stories are told “off-air,” once the recordings are finished. He’s right. So today, with Short Game Session #6, I’m bringing you one of my favorite golf trip stories, ripped from the outtakes of one of our regular podcast recording sessions.…

Blind Shots Podcast Episode 8 – Americans in Scotland Roundtable, Round 2 – Carnoustie and Elie

Welcome to Episode 8 – The Americans in Scotland Round table, Round Two. In this episode, we recount our day at Carnoustie and a day at Elie. It’s a virtual roundtable conversation with my Scottish Golf Trip companions remembering our journey getting to and from Carnoustie, golf on the world’s hardest links course, and the…

Blind Shots Podcast Episode 7 – Tyler Van Hoose of Keene Trace Golf Club

Welcome to Episode 7 of the Blind Shots Podcast. This episode is a fun discussion with Tyler Van Hoose, who is the general manager of the Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky, just south of Lexington in central Kentucky. Keene Trace Golf Club, among other accolades, is the host club of the PGA Tour’s…

Blind Shots Podcast Episode 6 – Americans in Scotland Roundtable, Round 1 – Getting to North Berwick

Welcome to Episode 6 – The Americans in Scotland Round table, Round One. It’s a virtual round table conversation with my Scottish Golf Trip companions, Fred and Matt, discussing our preparations for our Scottish, the whirlwind hi-jinx that was the day(s) of travel that culminated in a great round on North Berwick’s West Links as…

Blind Shots Podcast – Short Game Session #5: Kearney Hill, The Old Course, and Great Walks

In this week’s mini-episode, I explore the utter joy of walking a golf course for the sake of a good walk. I’ve been out to Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington taking very amateur pictures of the course for a blog project. What I’ve found while out there on the course, either alone or with…

Blind Shots Podcast Episode 5 – Peter Schmitt of the Eternal Summer Golf Society

Welcome to Episode 5 of the Blind Shots Podcast! In this episode I interview my friend Peter Schmitt of the Eternal Summer Golf Society. Peter and I discuss how he found his love for the game after taking some time away from it, and how that turned into a passion for classic golf equipment, items…

Blind Shots Podcast Short Game Session 4 – Memories, Golf Dreams and Escapism in a Pandemic

We are all dealing with the isolation and social distancing in our own ways. Some of us are still playing golf under strict guidelines, while others sit idly by while their golf courses are shut down. Neither situation is ideal. For me, golf has become an interwoven set of memories and day dreams, plans being…

Blind Shots Podcast Episode 4 – Afternoons were for Match Play with Matt Chaney

Welcome to another episode in our Scottish Golf Experiences series! This episode is a companion piece to my essay Afternoons were for Match Play, which you can find over on the blog at OneBeardedGolfer.com.  This interview with my friend and competitor, Matt Chaney, delves further in depth into what made our random afternoon matches at…

Blind Shots Podcast Episode 3: Part II with Graylyn Loomis and How to Plan a Scottish Golf Trip

Another episode in our Scotland series, this episode contains the second half of my interview with author and Scottish golf travel expert, Graylyn Loomis, discussing his eBook, How to Plan a Scottish Golf Trip, which is available on his website, graylynloomis.com or on Amazon, and his experiences as a golf trip consultant. Our discussion touches…

Blind Shots Podcast – Short Game Session 2: After the Lesson

A pop-up version of the Blind Shots Podcast, this mini-episode is the “after” of a before and after collection of podcasts about an overdue golf lesson. It’s a little different from the standard interview format, more in the style of a rant or audio confessional, that I hope you will like. This will be the…

Blind Shots Podcast – Short Game Session 1: Before the Lesson

A pop-up version of the Blind Shots Podcast, the “before” of a before and after collection of podcasts about an overdue golf lesson. This is something a little different that I hope you will like. This podcast is a brief monologue about my fears, worries, and expectations the night before my first golf lesson in…

Blind Shots Podcast: Episode 2.5 The Dream of The Old Course with Graylyn Loomis

This is the revised story of how a retweet turned into a quest, ending at the Old Course’s first tee. This is the first episode of a series that focuses on The Scotland Experience I enjoyed in the fall of 2019, and all of the shenanigans, plans, dreams, worries, and luck that went into it.…