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Ground Under Repair

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Sports columnist Tim Williams interviews people from the public golf community. Golf from the duffers' angle.

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It's a Ground Under Repair relaunch, as we join the Sports Talk Florida podcast network! That makes it as good a time as any to explore the belief that Golf Is For Everybody. Ground Under Repair also previews the Open Championship to be... more

It's all about golf clubs on Ground Under Repair this week as Pure Science Golf's John Reynaud joins the show to talk about his business and their approach. There are many places to get golf clubs custom fitted, but Pure Science Golf takes... more

Henry Wallmeyer of the National Club Association joins the show to talk about a lobby for private clubs. Henry discusses his run-ins with the decision-makers of Washington, D.C., as well as the benefits to playing golf at a private club. For... more

Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Executive Director Bob Donovan joins the show to talk about the fund, the PGA's involvement with charities and organizations like his, Ouimet's legacy, and the PGA Tour Pro-Am experience. More on... more

Ponkapoag golf course is famous largely as Rick Reilly's 1988 example of a beaten up public golf course. "Ponky" then became the inspiration for a Reilly book, and the reputation stuck with the course. On further examination, it's far... more

Narratives can be powerful in sports, and they can make people believe things about those sports that aren't true. That is a problem facing golf these days, as the perception out there is that golf is suffering. The narrative, however, is... more

Most golfers in 2017 do not get the experience of having a caddie. Indeed, there are fewer clubs than ever that offer caddies. Dennis Cone of the Professional Caddie Association wants to change that. Citing how many young golfers have... more

The US Open stands out among golf tournaments. With a low enough handicap, anyone can attempt to qualify for the US Open. Those qualifying rounds, then, have an allure to golfers to the point that they seem like mythical grounds.... more

We're all taught at some point that golf is a game between a golfer and the course they're on. Where does that leave the person who designed the course? This week on Ground Under Repair, I talk to Bruce Charlton of Robert Trent Jones II... more

When the 1990s boom golf saw dried up, a lot of new golf courses were immediately put into danger. Many of them have gone out of business, but those who have remained have established themselves as fantastic golf experiences.... more