Blind Shots Podcast Episode 12 – Americans in Scotland Roundtable, Round 4 – The Old Course

This is episode 12.  It’s Round Four of The Americans in Scotland Roundtable. And emotionally, this is the big one.  It’s a conversation about the Old Course with my Scottish Golf Trip companions, Fred and Matt Chaney. We spend an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out how to describe the Old Course experience.…

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…

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 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.…

Seeing the Golf Course Architecture in the moment: a short case study

My relationship with golf course architecture, primarily from the standpoint of a player, is a continuously developing gambit. I know most of the names of the important architects from various eras of golf course design and I’ve committed a handful of template holes to memory so that I can pretend to keep up with a…