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The No Gimmes Podcast talks to professional golfers, teaching professionals, and innovators in the golfing world so they can share their story with you. The culture of golf is shifting, and I want this show to be your way of understanding where the game is headed by hearing it from the people who are influencing it the most. 


No Gimmes aims to sit down with people in golf to discuss everything from swing mechanics and love for the game, to pre round rituals to ensure good play on the course.

Jun 27, 2017

In this episode, Chris takes a look at the Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco and discusses two holes that are points of criticism on the back 9. After reading Tom Doaks, The Anatomy of a Golf Course, he was able to break down the psychology behind holes 12 and 17 and see what designer Robert Wood Johnstone was intending to do. 


The Presidio Golf Course was designed in 1895, right at the beginning of what many golf historians (Doak included) would call the golden age of golf course architecture. By understand the psychology behind what these designers were intending to do, it allows for a greater appreciate of the holes that modern players deem "unfair". 


Once again I would highly recommend The Anatomy of a Golf Course to any golf enthusiast. Enjoy!