Tony was a teaching pro at a club in Sussex, England for a couple of years but ended up deciding to write about the game instead. He was a senior editor for a couple of titles in England before emigrating to the States with his (American) wife. He was the golf correspondent of the New York Sun for a few years, and now freelances for half a dozen publications on both sides of the Atlantic including Links in the US and Golf World in the UK.
He's written five books on golf, the last two of which were pretty good.
August 19th, 2019 | 1 hr 18 mins
US based but UK born golf writer Tony Dear joins the podcast this week to discuss an eclectic mix of topics including: whether golf media in the Twitter age is too negative; why the handicap event at the Tour Championship is wrong; a potential solution to the ball problem and how good was the US Amateur?
June 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 38 mins
Many believe it was the tournament that launched the game in America and there's no doubt that in the annals of the game's history the 1913 US Open stands out as extraordinary. Mark Frost's semi-fictional account of the epic victory by 20-year-old amateur Francis Ouimet - in a play-off over the game's two best players of the day, Ted Ray and Harry Vardon - is a fascinating read and hosts Rod Morri and Adrian Logue are joined by special guest Tony Dear to break down The Greatest Game Ever Played.