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

Hal Sutton - Part 3 (The Majors)

Dec. 9, 2021

We conclude our visit with Hal Sutton with a review of his major championship record. He reflects on the mindset he brought into Augusta each year (not good) and his regret at not competing more often in the Open Championshi…

Steve Elkington - "Jackie Burke and Jimmy Demaret" SHORT TRACK

Dec. 7, 2021

Major Championship winner Steve Elkington and co-host Bruce Devlin share their recollections of Texas golf-greats Jackie Burke and Jimmy Demaret, "FORE the Good of the Game."

Charles Coody - "49 Champions Dinners" SHORT TRACK

Dec. 5, 2021

1971 Masters Champion, Charles Coody, puts us all in the room with him, where he has been for 49 Masters Dinners, "FORE the Good of the Game."

Hale Irwin - Part 1 (The Early Years)

Dec. 2, 2021

Hale Irwin, a 3-time U.S. Open winner and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, shares his memories of growing up as a baseball Cardinals fan in Kansas and Colorado and learning the game of golf on sand greens at the loca…

Guest: Irwin, Hale

David Graham - "Our Friend Jack" SHORT TRACK

Nov. 30, 2021

World Golf Hall of Fame member David Graham and Bruce Devlin reflect on their friendship and admiration for Jack Nicklaus, "FORE the Good of the Game."

Guest: Graham, David

Dave Stockton - "Take the Greyhound" SHORT TRACK

Nov. 28, 2021

Dave Stockton, winner of two PGA Championships, and Bruce Devlin reminisce about the simple pleasures of life on the road long before NetJets and luxury coaches, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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

Nov. 25, 2021

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

Tony Jacklin - "Damn Foreigners" SHORT TRACK

Nov. 23, 2021

World Golf Hall of Fame member, Tony Jacklin and Bruce Devlin reflect on the challenges in their early days on the PGA Tour when foreign players were seen as a threat to the livelihoods of the average touring professional. T…

Guest: Jacklin, Tony

Bill Rogers - "1981 Open Championship - The Final Round" SHORT TRACK

Nov. 21, 2021

Bill Rogers takes us through the final round of his victory in the 1981 Open Championship at Royal St. George's Golf Club. Starting the day with a five shot lead, he made it interesting on the par-5 seventh before righting t…

Guest: Rogers, Bill

Dave Stockton - Part 2 (PGA Wins and "The War by the Shore")

Nov. 18, 2021

Dave Stockton has amassed a golf playing and teaching career worthy of induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Hear Dave recount his experience in the majors including the Masters that got away in 1974 and the 1978 U.S. …

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.