FORE the Good of the Game

FORE the Good of the Game

"FORE the Good of the Game” is a golf podcast featuring interviews with World Golf Hall of Fame members, winners of major championships and other people of influence in and around the game of golf. Highlighting the positive aspects of the game, we aim to create and provide an engaging and timeless repository of content that listeners can enjoy now and forever. Co-hosted by PGA Tour star Bruce Devlin, our podcast focuses on telling their life stories, in their voices. Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.”

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May 16, 2022 10 min

Two-time major winner and victorious Ryder Cup Captain Dave Stockton recalls his first PGA Championship win at Southern Hills CC in 1970, drawing on a valuable lesson from Don January on how to "play" with Arnold Palmer. He was the only player to best par that hot weekend, taking down Bob Murphy and "The King" in his last real chance at the Career Grand Slam. Dave Stockton shares his memories, "FORE the Good of ...

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The winner of the 1993 PGA Championship at the Inverness Club, Paul Azinger, gives us his perspective on ways to resolve the distance debate amongst golf's governing bodies, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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A winner of 17 PGA Tour events and 2-time U.S. Open Champion, Curtis Strange, reflects back on each of his tour wins including an early playoff victory over Lee Trevino in Houston, besting his college roommate, Jay Haas, in Hartford, and prevailing at the Canadian Open by 2 shots over Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. In between there are plenty of great stories of life on the road, who were the best ball strikers and much more. We fi...

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World Golf Hall of Fame member, Curtis Strange played in the 1974 Eisenhower Trophy event and was captivated by the story of Bruce Devlin's participation in the first one in 1958, at the Old Course, with Bobby Jones in attendance, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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3-time major championship winner, Larry Nelson, didn't need much time to come up with where he would use his career mulligan, the 12th hole at Augusta National, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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Major Championship winner Mark Brooks recalls being introduced to golf by his grandfather and  his first golf experiences playing on a 6-hole sand green course in rural Oklahoma. He looks back on his collegiate career at the University of Texas where he was a 3-time All-American and remembers the difficulties of making it on the Tour and staying on the Tour as he went in and out of Tour Qualifying Schools throughout the 1980's....

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Nick Price, winner of 18 titles on the PGA Tour, had a class full of crazies at his Tour qualifying school in 1982 including Ken Green, Gary McCord and the one and only, Mac O'Grady. Listen in as Bruce recalls Mac wanting to "play with himself" in a four-ball event, playing from both sides of the ball, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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Gary Player, winner of nine major championships, recall the one that got away at the 1962 Masters when he had Arnold Palmer down two with three to play and then might have gotten a little ahead of himself. He ultimately lost to Arnie in an 18-hole playoff but Gary was a good sport about it, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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World Golf Hall of Fame member and Commissioner of the PGA Tour from 1974 - 1994, Deane Beman completes his life story by reflecting back on his time leading the Tour through transformative change. He remembers the early challenges as the Tour set out to rebrand itself for the global game and recounts, in vivid detail, the "Coup Attempt" by prominent players of the day which nearly ended the Tour as we know it. The "Squ...

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Curtis Strange, back-to-back winner of the U.S. Open, recalls the great Wake Forest team from his college days and that team's stalwart player, Jay Haas, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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World Golf Hall of Fame member, Gary Player, recalls the harassment he endured as a global golfer from South Africa during the apartheid era, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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World Golf Hall of Fame member Sir Bob Charles begins his story with his life in New Zealand, learning the game of golf on his own as a young lad. He recalls the discipline instilled in him by his schoolmaster father, his days working as a bank teller and his early successes as an amateur. He and Bruce Devlin recall their experiences at the inaugural Eisenhower Trophy team matches at the Old Course in 1958 and their memories of Bob...

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3-time major winner Larry Nelson recalls his first, a "hometown" victory at the 1981 PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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World Golf Hall of Fame member Bernhard Langer shares the beautiful story of how he accepted Jesus Christ into his life, days after unknowingly taking the Lord's name in vain while accepting his green jacket in Butler Cabin at the 1985 Master Tournament. Bernhard Langer bares his soul, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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One of England's finest golfers ever, Tony Jacklin, begins by recalling his Open Championship victory in 1969 at Royal Lytham and several close calls, with his loss to Lee Trevino at Muirfield in 1972 his toughest loss. Tony played on seven Ryder Cup teams with "The Concession" by Jack Nicklaus at Birkdale in 1969 the most memorable moment. He transformed the Ryder Cup competition over his four stints as European Captai...

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Two-time major winner Fuzzy Zoeller recalls with fondness his favorite memory of Mr. Hogan from the Colonial champion's dinners  "FORE the Good of the Game."

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Bill Rogers won the Open Championship at Royal St. George's but he almost didn't make the trip over and then nearly missed his first-round tee time. Luckily he reached the first tee just in time, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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World Golf Hall of Fame member Davis Love III shares his boyhood memories of learning the game under the watchful and loving eye of his father, famed teacher, Davis Love, Jr., his college days at the University of North Carolina and his amateur successes including his selection to the 1985 Walker Cup team that prevailed at Pine Valley GC. Davis recalls his first Tour win at Harbour Town in 1987 (4 more wins there to follow), the lo...

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Major Championship winner Hal Sutton admits he and Augusta National just didn't seem to get along. Looking back on his 16 starts at the Masters, he relates what he believes his issues were, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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5-time winner of the Open Championship Tom Watson recounts his final triumph at Royal Birkdale, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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