Ep 40: A Short History of Golf

Episode 40 · January 15th, 2018 · 1 hr 4 secs

About this Episode

"It's not the history of golf," says author Matt Cleary. "It's A history of golf. And a short one at that." In an entertaining and informal wander through some of the great stories and characters that make up golf's rich past, Matt Cleary has removed the stodge from history and replaced it with a brilliant and readable retelling of some of the game's great stories. From giants of the game such as Greg Norman to founders like Old Tom Morris, it's not comprehensive but it does keep one turning the pages. Matt talks about the joy of researching the book and finding out plenty he didn't already know but also about the difficulty of what to leave out (including a great story involving our own Bruce Young, vision of which you can see here.)Matt's book can be bought from his website and is a fantastic gift for any golf enthusiast.
Also, don't forget there are just two weeks remaining till the first episode of the ISG Podcast Book Club so if you haven't yet grabbed a copy of Geoff Shackelford's Grounds for Golf do so now and tune in January 31 for the chat.