FORE the Good of the Game

FORE the Good of the Game

"FORE the Good of the Game”is a golf podcast featuring storytelling with the PGA Tour stars of yesterday and people of influence in and around the game of golf. Highlighting the positive aspects of the game, we aim to create and provide an engaging and timeless repository of content that listeners can enjoy now and forever. Co-hosted by PGA Tour star Bruce Devlin, our podcast focuses on those who played the game “when woods were wood.” Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.”

Recent Episodes

Fuzzy Zoeller Part 2 (The 1979 Masters and the 1984 U.S. Open)

Jan. 20, 2022

Fuzzy Zoeller, takes us along as he relives his two major championship victories. We begin with the 1979 Masters Tournament which featured the first sudden-death playoff ever in the event and found Fuzzy pitted against Tom W…

Bruce Devlin - "So, Which One's Bruce Devlin?" SHORT TRACK

Jan. 18, 2022

Playing as the defending champion in the Bob Hope Desert Classic in 1971, Bruce Devlin is paired with Charlie Sifford and Pete Brown on the final day. Coming off the 6th green, Bruce hears a funny story from wife Gloria and …

Guest: Devlin, Bruce

Bruce Devlin - "Bob Hope & Dean Martin" SHORT TRACK

Jan. 16, 2022

Winner of 40 professional events and podcast co-host Bruce Devlin recounts his win in the 1970 Bob Hope Desert Classic. He recalls being "clubbed" on the 17th hole at LaQuinta by Lee Trevino and remembers the special surpris…

Guest: Devlin, Bruce

Mark O'Meara - Part 2 (Early PGA Tour Wins)

Jan. 13, 2022

World Golf Hall of Fame member and winner of two major championships, Mark O'Meara relives his early victories on the PGA Tour beginning with his Greater Milwaukee Open title in 1984. He has special memories of the Bing Cros…

Guest: O'Meara, Mark

Mark O'Meara - Part 1 (The Early Years)

Jan. 12, 2022

Mark O’Meara, World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee and winner of two major championships, shares his earliest memories of learning the game growing up in Mission Viejo, CA. He enjoyed success at a young age as an All-American at…

Guest: O'Meara, Mark

Ben Crenshaw - "Emcee at The Champions Dinner" SHORT TRACK

Jan. 11, 2022

World Golf Hall of Fame member Ben Crenshaw puts us in the room as he shares his experiences with hosting and succeeding Byron Nelson as the emcee of the Champions Dinner at the Masters Tournament, "FORE the Good of the Game…

Guest: Crenshaw, Ben

Paul Azinger - "I Was So Naïve" SHORT TRACK

Jan. 9, 2022

The winner of the 1993 PGA Championship, Paul Azinger, talks about his transition from high school to college golf and how, with the help of his coaches, Dr. Jim Suttie and John Redman, he came to know that there was a way t…

Guest: Azinger, Paul

Mike Weir - Part 1 (The Early Professional Years)

Jan. 6, 2022

Winner of the 2003 Masters Tournament, Mike Weir recounts his early days as a golf professional playing the Canadian and Australasian Tours before joining the PGA Tour and becoming the first Canadian player in 45 years to wi…

Guest: Weir, Mike

Nick Price - "Problem Skin" SHORT TRACK

Jan. 4, 2022

World Golf Hall of Fame member Nick Price shares a story from his experience with the induction process into the Rhodesian Air Force when someone decided to be a wise guy during their medical examination, "FORE the Good of t…

Guest: Price, Nick

Deane Beman - "More Dave Hill" SHORT TRACK

Jan. 2, 2022

Former PGA Tour Commissioner and World Gall Hall of Fame member, Deane Beman, offers his recollections of the outspoken but accomplished player, Dave Hill, "FORE the Good of the Game."

Guest: Beman, Deane

About the Hosts

Bruce Devlin

Co-Host

Professional golfer, broadcaster, course designer and philanthropist, Australian-born Bruce Devlin amassed 40 world-wide wins in his professional career. As a young man, he followed his father and began an apprenticeship in plumbing. It wasn’t until a tragic accident took his father’s arm that he began playing golf at age 13. As a fine amateur player, Bruce enjoyed a great deal of success with wins at the Australian Amateur and Australian Open before turning 23. In 1958, as a member of the Australian team, he won team and individual honors at the inaugural Eisenhower Trophy played at the Old Course in St. Andrews. He turned pro in 1961 and won his first international event in 1962. Over his career, he also achieved eight victories on the U.S. PGA Tour. In 1972, he earned $119,768 and finished eighth on the money list. Bruce was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 2014. Bruce is one of only four golfers to have scored a double eagle at the Masters Tournament. He achieved this in the first round of the 1967 Masters, holing a 4-wood from 248 yards on the par-5 8th hole. His last victory came on the Senior PGA Tour in 1995. At the end of the 1998 golf season, he retired from the Senior PGA Tour to concentrate on his Golf Course Architecture and Design business and his commitment to ESPN's Golf Telecasts. He worked for NBC from 1977 to 1982 and ESPN from 1983 to 1987. Bruce currently serves as Board Chairman for The Devlin Foundation and is an active volunteer with The Ben Hogan Foundation. Bruce is married to Gloria, his wife and childhood sweetheart over 60 years. They have three children, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mike Gonzalez

Co-Host

Mike is a retired business executive, having headed up several mid-sized companies in a career that spanned nearly 35 years. Introduced to golf at an early age by his father, he has been passionate about the game and its principles ever since. A graduate of the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago, Mike appreciates his midwestern roots and has been a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan. He has served on various professional and philanthropic boards including the Material Handling Board of Governors, the Boys & Girls Club, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Southeastern Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District (Miller Park). Mike has also served the game as a Board member with the Chicago District Golf Association and as a member of golf club Boards. Currently, Mike enjoys work with private equity firms as an Executive Operating Partner and mentor to young business executives. He has traveled the world extensively and enjoys the simplicity of the game of golf during his regular sojourns to the UK. Mike met his wife Jan in college and they have been married for 40+ years. They have two grown daughters and one adorable grandson.