FORE the Good of the Game

FORE the Good of the Game

"FORE the Good of the Game”is a golf podcast featuring storytelling with the PGA Tour stars of yesterday and 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 those who played the game “when woods were wood.” Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.”

Episodes

June 23, 2021 52 min

One of the original “Big 3” and winner of 18 major championships, nine on each Tour, World Golf Hall of Fame member Gary Player shares his passion for the Game in a lively and energetic discussion about the old days with “The Devil”, facing adversity, his love of country, healthy lifestyle & fitness, the apartheid history of South Africa, conservation of our natural resources, the future of the game and golf course design, coac...

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Did you know that the water hazard fronting the 18th green at Torrey Pines - South Course is known as "Devlin's Billabong?" Get the backstory on this factoid from Bruce Devlin himself in this short bonus track, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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June 16, 2021 69 min

World Golf Hall of Fame member and two-time major winner, David Graham recalls the most memorable of his 37 professional wins including his first on the PGA Tour, a playoff victory over, none other than, Bruce Devlin. He looks back on the days of chauffeur-driven Rolls Royces at the Piccadilly World Match Play at Wentworth and teaming up with Bruce for a World Cup win in Argentina, representing Australia. 

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June 9, 2021 45 min

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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June 2, 2021 32 min

Bruce Devlin looks back on his favorite wins on the PGA Tour including the time he got a quick lesson from Jack Nicklaus and then went on to beat him by 4 shots for his first victory. It would be Bruce's first and last lesson from the Golden Bear. Listen as he recounts the time his regular Crosby Clambake partner, Dean Martin, sent a plane for him and Gloria, following a win at the Bob Hope, to come to Vegas for his show opener...

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May 26, 2021 57 min

The World Golf Hall of Fame member looks back on his Major Championship record including a near-miss at the Old Course and his win at the 1977 PGA Championship at Pebble Beach in a playoff with Gene Littler. He recalls fondly the time he was partnered with Arnold Palmer for 7 straight days at Disney World. Known for his superb Ryder Cup record, Lanny takes us to the crazy post-win celebration in 1983 at the home of Captain Jack Nic...

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50 years on from his Masters triumph, Charles Coody recounts his early life, committing to golf as his livelihood after being inspired while seeing Hogan and Snead at Colonial CC as a 14-year old. Hear about life on the road as a traveling caravan from tour stop to tour stop, families on the road together. He relives his close call at the Masters in 1969 and his one regretful club-pull at the 16th. Breaking through with his win in ...

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May 12, 2021 45 min

World Golf Hall of Fame member, Gentle Ben looks back on his youth, learning the game under the watchful eye of Harvey Penick, his second father, and being challenged by a young Tom Kite. Learn about the eerie history of Brookline in Ben’s life/career, where he discovered his love of the history and traditions of the Game at age 16. Ben and Bruce recount how their paths first crossed as the “Devil” gave an exhibition for the young ...

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Hear tales from the Crosby "Clambake" featuring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dean Martin (Bruce's long-time partner) and many others. Listen as Nathaniel recalls negotiating with Deane Beman as a teenager, his amateur golf successes, participating in the Masters and Open Championships, playing with Seve on the European Tour and the wonderful history of Hoylake. The  Captain of the 2019 winning U.S. squad and this year's U...

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April 29, 2021 62 min

Victorious at the 1995 PGA Championship and two-time winner of the Players Championship, Steve Elkington remembers his early days of golf in Wagga Wagga, Australia and those who influenced and mentored him including Alex Mercer, Jackie Burke, Jr. and Bruce Devlin. Included with Elk's recollections of his collegiate successes and PGA Tour wins are terrific stories (Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and more) sure to entertain. Steve E...

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April 23, 2021 63 min

Fasten your seatbelts as World Golf Hall of Fame member Lanny Wadkins joins Bruce & Mike for a rollicking ride through his early Amateur career, his first Masters at age 20 playing with Gene Sarazen and his love for the team competitions of golf. Learn about his "Trackman" of the 60's, how Arnie hit into him on the last hole while Lanny was putting for his first win and how he played with a "plan" when leadi...

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World Golf Hall of Fame member and two-time major winner, David Graham joins us to reminisce about his early life in Australia leading up to his first U.S. PGA Tour event in 1969. Hear how Bruce Devlin helped him overhaul his golf swing and game, how he "escaped" Tasmania, transitioned from the 1.62" ball to the larger 1.68" American golf ball and how Devlin helped him finally get settled in America. The "Dog...

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Fascinating Ben Hogan stories are intermixed with information about the great work of the Ben Hogan Foundation honoring his legacy in the world of golf. Bruce & Robert take you on a storytelling journey through the life and times of Ben Hogan as only they witnessed, from practice rounds at the Masters to their recollections of Mr. Hogan at Shady Oaks Country Club. Robert Stennett  tells the story of The Ben Hogan Foundation, &#...

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Listen as Bruce Devlin recounts his early life and his introduction to golf after his father loses an arm in an auto wreck. From "Master Plumber" to professional golfer in just a few short years, Bruce tells of his Amateur successes and the early shapers of his game from Robert Von Nida to Kel Nagle. Hear about coming to America to take on the U.S. PGA Tour and his  friendships with Hogan, Nicklaus, Palmer and Player, the i...

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Meet your co-hosts, PGA Tour Star Bruce Devlin and Mike Gonzalez as they discuss their collective vision for their podcast - "FORE the Good of the Game", which will feature storytelling with the PGA standouts of yesterday and golf travel around the world with a Season One focus on golf in the United Kingdom.  Hear them talk about upcoming guests including World Golf Hall of Fame members Lee Trevino, David Graham and Lanny W...

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