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.”

Episodes

July 12, 2024 43 mins

We conclude our visit with Hal Sutton with a review of his major championship record. He reflects on the mindset he brought into Augusta each year (not good) and his regret at not competing more often in the Open Championship, a major that presented conditions for which his game was well-suited. The highlight was clearly his 1995 win at Riviera in the PGA Championship where he led wire-to-wire and bested Jack Nicklaus by one shot. ...

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Major Championship winner, Hal Sutton, admits to a bad Augusta mind set, recalls his most memorable regular Tour victories and takes us back to the magic of the 1999 Ryder Cup at the Country Club. Hear him recount his two Tournament Players Championship wins in 1983 and 2000 (“Be the Right Club Today”) and how he managed to beat Tiger Woods at a time when Tiger Woods was unbeatable. Hal Sutton continues to share his insights, “FORE...

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July 12, 2024 46 mins

We cover the early career of PGA and 2-time Tournament Players Championship winner, Hal Sutton and reminisce about his superb amateur career that included two Western Amateur wins, two Walker Cup team victories and the 1980 U.S. Amateur. Listen as Hal describes three significant influences in his life as a young man; Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Jackie Burke, Jr. and the role his father played in supporting his dream. Turning profes...

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The winner of 29 LPGA Tour events, Amy Alcott looks back on the later part of her Hall of Fame career, including the last two of her five major championship wins. Amy took the inaugural plunge into "Poppie's" Pond with her caddie Bill Kurre after winning the 1988 Nabisco Dinah Shore. She won the 1991 Nabisco Dinah Shore for her Mom who had recently passed and took the post-victory plunge with the tournament host afte...

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Winner of five major championships, Amy Alcott continues with stories of playing with Mickey Wright, JoAnne Carner and many other greats of their time. Amy takes us back to her first three major wins and regales us with her impersonations of Ed Sullivan and Howard Cosell before breaking out in song (something you don't want to miss). She wraps up this episode by looking back on the fun she had working at the Butterfly Bakery a...

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July 11, 2024 49 mins

World Golf Hall of Fame member, Amy Alcott, begins her life story growing up in Brentwood, California and playing "Yard Golf" with makeshift holes and a chopped off 8-iron. Alcott Golf & CC they called it, and there she played until introduced to Walter Keller, America's self-proclaimed first golf discounter, where she took lessons and learned the game. Amy had much success as a junior, winning 100+ tournaments i...

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In this riveting final episode of a four-part series with golf professional Scott Simpson, the conversation delves into the later part of Simpson's illustrious career. Simpson opens up about memorable moments, tournaments that still linger in his mind, and his love for the game of golf.

From his five-shot lead at Colonial in 1994 that slipped away after rain delays to his perspective on his fellow players, Simpson&apo...

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In the third part of our four-part series with Scott Simpson, we take a thrilling journey through some of the most defining moments of his career. The episode tees off with a detailed exploration of Simpson's remarkable victory at the 1987 U.S. Open. Scott shares his emotions, strategies, and the final nail-biting moments that led to his triumph over Tom Watson at the Olympic Club.

He fondly reflects on his one Ryder ...

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In this enthralling second installment of our four-part series with major champion Scott Simpson, we delve into Simpson's illustrious early years on the PGA Tour, shining a spotlight on his triumphs, determination, and passion for the game. Highlighting this episode is his riveting recounting of his victory at the 1987 U.S. Open at Olympic Club, the Lake Course, a win that defined his career and realized a lifelong dream.
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We tee off with U.S. Open winner Scott Simpson as he dives into his formative years before turning pro. This episode, the first of a captivating four-part series, unveils the journey that shaped one of the prominent names in golf.

Listeners are taken on a vivid ride through Simpson's early golfing days, unearthing both the highs and lows of his amateur career. Scott opens up about his dreams of playing college golf an...

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Major Champion Helen Alfredsson wraps up her life story by painfully recalling several close calls in the U.S. Women's Open with real chances to prevail in 1993, 1994 and 2008. Helen was a participant in the inaugural Solheim Cup at Lake Nona in 1990 and participated as a player 8 times and as Captain once, in 2007. Interestingly, Helen qualified to play for the European side in 2009 after serving as Captain. She joined t...

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The winner of four tournaments before they were considered LPGA major championships, Helen Alfredsson continues her life story recounting her individual accomplishments in the world of women's golf  from 1994 forward. Coming off her major win at the Diana Shore the previous year, Helen began 1994 with the first of her three career wins at the Evian Masters, destined to be considered a major beginning in 2013. We also discuss t...

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Helen Alfredsson, winner of 29 professional events including 7 on the LPGA Tour, takes us back to her early days starting out on the Ladies European Tour where she began as its Rookie of the Year in 1989. A bit ahead of her time, Helen won four events that were destined to become majors including her first pro win, the 1990 Women's British Open. Seven more wins would come in rapid succession in 1991 and 1992 before Helen broke...

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Helen Alfredsson, winner of the 1993 Dinah Shore, joins Bruce and Mike and begins her story as a child in Gothenburg, Sweden. A multi-sport athlete in her youth, Helen was introduced to golf by her father, himself an accomplished athlete, at age 11. She showed a natural ability that earned her a spot on Sweden's National Junior and Amateur teams, the youngest ever at age 14. Helen won several national championships before repr...

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Major championship winner Corey Pavin starts off this segment reflecting on his 1995 U.S. Open win over Greg Norman at Shinnecock and the beautiful 4-wood shot he struck at the last. Corey recalls his experiences at each of the majors including a couple of "learning opportunities" at the Masters and shares his favorite Open Championship venues. He takes us back to his first Ryder Cup in 1991 at Kiawah, the infamous "...

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July 8, 2024 46 mins

Major championship winner Corey Pavin looks back on each of his 15 PGA Tour wins including his first at the 1984 Houston Open. Corey really enjoyed playing at Colonial, winning twice there, and also was able to enjoy repeat wins at the Hawaiian Open, the Bob Hope Classic, the Los Angeles Open at Riviera and the Greater Milwaukee Open where, at age 46 he set a nine-hole scoring record of 26. Corey Pavin continues recounting his succ...

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Corey Pavin, winner of the 1995 U.S. Open and Ryder Cup Player and Captain, reflects on his younger days growing up in Southern California and learning the game of golf. He was a 1st-Team All-American at UCLA, won the 1981 North and South Amateur which got him on the winning Walker Cup team that same year, and eventually turned professional at age 22. As we recap Corey's playing record, he recounts his days competing in South ...

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Join us for the captivating conclusion of our four-part interview with World Golf Hall of Fame member Pat Bradley on "FORE the Good of the Game." In this episode, we delve deep into Pat's illustrious career, exploring her journey beyond the pinnacle of success to her profound impact on women's golf.

Pat Bradley reflects on the evolution of her career, particularly the transition period as a new generati...

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In this enthralling third episode of our four-part series with World Golf Hall of Fame member Pat Bradley, we focus on her remarkable 1986 season, a year that cemented her legacy in the annals of golf history. This segment offers a deep dive into the highs and lows of a year that was nearly unparalleled in the sport.

Pat shares her experiences from the 1986 Women’s U.S. Open, where she narrowly missed joining a playoff, fi...

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In this second installment of our four-part series with World Golf Hall of Fame member Pat Bradley, "FORE the Good of the Game" delves deeper into the remarkable career and personal insights of one of golf's greatest legends. Hosted by Mike Gonzalez and Bruce Devlin, this episode is a treasure trove of stories, laughter, and wisdom from a true icon of the sport.

Pat Bradley, with her hallmark candor and char...

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