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Talking GolfGetaways: Your Golf Getaways Podcast
72 minutes | 8 days ago
171: Getting social about golf travel with Ben Grehan and Kris McEwen
Guest Ben Grehan joins co-host Mitch Laurance (going it solo while Darin Bunch travels cross-country) and producer Kris McEwen for a wide-ranging discussion on the benefits (and occasional pitfalls) of social media, the success of Twitter’s #GolfChat forum, Ben’s recent blog concerning a viral journey gone haywire in New Hampshire, the upcoming Greaver Cup III in Myrtle Beach, and hitting practice balls off the balcony of Saddam Hussein’s palace.
95 minutes | 20 days ago
169: Malcolm Scovil talks Old Course and reimagining the mental side of golf and life.
Hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch welcome Malcolm Scovil, founder of the Imagine Golf app, to discuss his early path from North Carolina to Scotland to San Francisco en route to helping all of us become better golfers through the power of the mind.
82 minutes | a month ago
168: Durell Billy a.k.a. Billy Bogey
84 minutes | 2 months ago
167: Águstin Pizá discusses creativity behind course design old and new
Mexican golf-course designer Águstin Pizá joins the “Talking GolfGetaways” team for a fun, wide-ranging conversation about the architect’s origins, working for big names in the business, and rethinking golf projects both now and for the future.
84 minutes | 2 months ago
166: Finding a name for Dan Hixson’s golf mine field
Golf course designer (and friend of the podcast) Dan Hixson returns to “Talking GolfGetaways” to discuss his newest project opening this summer in Roseburg, Oregon — and why he and co-host Darin Bunch are still in search of a name.Photo courtesy Dan Hixson
91 minutes | 3 months ago
165: Ep. 165: Keith Rhebb talks design, shaping and Cabot Saint Lucia
Golf course designer Keith Rhebb, whose fingerprints are on some of the game’s biggest projects, joins the podcast to discuss everything from Cape Breton Island to Forest Dunes to the forthcoming Cabot Saint Lucia.You can follow Keith on Instagram and Twitter @KeithRhebb.Photo courtesy Keith Rhebb.
80 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 164: New Producer Kris McEwen talks his own Golf Origin Stories
“Talking GolfGetaways” co-hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch welcome a new member of the team — Kris McEwen — who will pull double duty in 2021 as both producer of our podcast in addition to hosting his successful “Golf Origin Stories” podcast.
70 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 163: Golf past, present and future lives on at Bobby Jones Golf Course
“Talking GolfGetaways” co-host Mitch Laurance details his latest golf trip — an amazing find in Atlanta on the course that bears the name of the legendary Bobby Jones, where golf history is rich but the future-forward facility is drawing raves in so many ways both on and off the (very creative) fairways and greens.
55 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 162: From Winter Park to the McLemore mountaintop with Samantha Marks
Digital-media expert Samantha Marks joins “Talking GolfGetaways” podcast co-hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch for a fun conversation about her path to Golf Channel (and beyond) plus a recent road trip that included Sweetens Cove and The Troubadour, a Discovery Land property that wows guests with unforgettable amenities.
51 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. 161: “Next on the Tee” voice Chris Mascaro talks golf, podcasts and more
“Talking GolfGetaways” co-host Mitch Laurance dives into a wide-ranging conversation with friend and all-around good guy Chris Mascaro, host of his own “Next on the Tee” podcast. Everything from early interviews that launched Mascaro’s trajectory to favorite places to play (and a bit about the new Course at McLemore, one of Chris’ sponsors) finds its way into a fun conversation with one of our favorite champions of the game of golf.
61 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep. 160: How good is the new Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes?
“Talking GolfGetaways” co-hosts Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance detail Darin’s recent five-round visit playing Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, discussing everything from the creative Coore-Crenshaw routing and stunning visuals to unexpected treats at the comfort station, plus how the Oregon destination is welcoming guests during the pandemic.
61 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 159: Discovering a West Virginia gem at Glade Springs Resort
“Talking GolfGetaways” co-host Mitch Laurance recounts his recent summer golf getaway with friends to Glade Springs Resort in West Virginia, where the lodging, food and customer service were stellar and the Tom Clark-designed Stonehaven golf course vaulted onto his list of favorites worldwide.
70 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 158: Emergency 9 golf-travel quiz with author Jay Revell
Jay Revell – author of “The Nine Virtues of Golf” – returns for a followup to Episode 156 in which he dives into the “Talking GolfGetaways” Emergency 9 with answers that cover everything from Streamsong Resort to Cypress Point to Scotland to his home Capital City Country Club. Along the way, he also gives a shoutout to a couple different shoe companies and all kinds of food and drink, from milkshakes to ribeyes to risotto.
63 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 157: Architect Bobby Weed on TPCs, The Medalist and More
Co-host Mitch Laurance spends an hour with golf designer and renovator Bobby Weed talking about how Pete Dye impacted a career that led to high-profile golf courses with superstar names attached (like Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan) plus tournament venues such as TPC River Highlands, where the PGA Tour tees it up for the Travelers Championship.
74 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 156: Discussing ‘The Nine Virtues of Golf’ with author Jay Revell
Golf scribe Jay Revell joins the podcast for the first of two episodes focusing on the heart and soul of the game that led to the writing of his new book “The Nine Virtues of Golf.” Plus, hosts Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance talk about an affordable Las Vegas favorite course, a new green-reading product that is perfect for golf travelers and Golf Trip Experts’ upcoming trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland.
58 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 155: David McLay Kidd details new Quicksands short course at Gamble Sands
Could the new Quicksands short course at Gamble Sands be the coolest 14 holes you’ll ever play? We talk with golf architect David McLay Kidd about the creativity and effort behind the resort’s newest attraction expected to open for preview play in September 2020. Plus: An update on DMK’s project in the Bahamas’ Abacos Islands.
61 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 154: Two Ends of the Spectrum, from Pebble Beach to Cheraw State Park
How does a $28 golf experience stack up against a $495 day trip? Hosts Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance dive into a compare-and-contrast discussion about two recent golf trips on opposite sides of the country with two dramatically different price points: Pebble Beach Golf Links and Cheraw State Park Golf Course.
40 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 153: Creative double-course routing at Oregon’s Silvies Valley Ranch
In the long overdue Part 2 of our interview with Dan Hixson, co-hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch speak with the golf architect about his creative 27-green, double-course “reversible” routing at Silvies Valley Ranch in Eastern Oregon. Hixson also talks about his anticipation of playing the Tom Doak’s similar concept “The Loop” at Forest Dunes, and dives into what he thinks makes a golf hole truly great.
63 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 152: Traveler Lee Abbamonte on golf adventures around the world
He’s been to all the countries. And he loves golf. That’s what makes Lee Abbamonte the perfect guest for “Talking GolfGetaways” podcast. Hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch talk about everything from Afghanistan to Scotland to Bandon Dunes to what’s still on Lee’s bucket list (turns out he hasn’t played all the courses … yet) in this fun (and sometimes a little profane) interview with a New Yorker who has a truly fascinating life story.
85 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 151: When is expensive golf travel TOO expensive?
Hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch talk about everywhere from Pebble Beach and Bandon Dunes to Erin Hills and Whistling Straits as they explore what factors make a golf getaway “too expensive” — and how that question might just be unanswerable since each traveler brings his or her own perspective to different price points across the country and worldwide.
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