The LINKS Golf Podcast is hosted by Ian Critser and Graylyn Loomis, both passionate golfers and members of the LINKS staff. The podcast discusses a wide range of topics pertaining to golf travel, course reviews, interviews with leaders of the game, and more.
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Ian and Graylyn recently traveled to Bandon Dunes and recorded this episode while on the road. In part 1 they discuss flights, planning, the best time of year to visit, where they played, and a breakdown of the courses. They also choose their favorite and split 10 rounds among the four main courses at the resort.
The hosts discuss Hilton Head Island where LINKS Magazine has been based for over 30 years. Ian and Graylyn talk about the golf options on the island, where to stay, where to find the best deals, and where to eat and drink.
In this episode Ian and Graylyn interview LINKS Editor George Peper about his experience living full time in St. Andrews, Scotland. George shares stories from his time in the town and compares thoughts with Graylyn, who lived in St. Andrews for four years as a student.
In this episode, Ian sits down with Secession Golf Club’s legendary head professional Mike Harmon. They discuss the “Old Pro’s” 30+ year tenure at Secession, his extensive golf travels to the UK and the rest of the world, his affinity for links golf, and the few courses he has yet to play.
The hosts noticed a trend over the last few years. Golfers are embarrassed or scared to ask basic questions on social media for fear of ridicule. Prior to this episode they asked for reader questions via email and direct message to answer anonymously on this podcast.
With Ian from Cary, N.C. and Graylyn from Asheville, N.C., Pinehurst was never too far away growing up. The two hosts discuss all things Pinehurst in this episode and then go on to design their perfect long weekend golf trips to the area.
In this episode, Ian sits down with Jimmie James, a golf-obsessed traveler who completed the nearly impossible task of playing every U.S. top 100 course in a single year.
Season 2 begins with Graylyn and Ian recording at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. The hosts talk about the resort, the LINKS Invitational in which they’re playing, and they sit down to interview two other participants—Arch and Tom.
In this episode, co-host Graylyn discusses his trek through the North Coast 500, a famous road trip that follows Scotland’s northern coastline and traverses the Scottish Highlands.
In this episode, Ian tells us about a recent trip to New York where he played Shinnecock Hills and Sleepy Hollow Country Club. The hosts also swap travel tips, including where to stay, how to get around, and dos and don’ts of golf in greater New York City.
In this episode, we speak with our friend and LINKS editor George Peper. We talk about his column in our Fall 2018 issue, which is about him playing his 750th golf course—an astounding milestone, even by George’s standards.
In this episode, we break down the seemingly daunting task of planning a Scottish golf trip. Ian, who has never played golf in Scotland, assumes the role of interviewer for Graylyn, who is an expert on all things Scottish golf.
In this episode, Graylyn takes us through a recent California road trip during which he played several public courses at varying price points between San Francisco and the Monterey Peninsula.
In this episode, we give thought to this very important question that was posed in the cover story of our Winter 2018 issue, The Next Era. We discuss how golf travel has evolved over time and how golf course architecture has changed alongside it.
In the second episode of the LINKS Golf Podcast, we explore the best way to fly with your golf clubs. It’s a topic that gets too little thought and Graylyn and Ian dive into their past experiences—both good and bad.