FORE the Good of the Game

FORE the Good of the Game

"FORE the Good of the Game” is a golf podcast featuring interviews with World Golf Hall of Fame members, winners of major championships and other 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 telling their life stories, in their voices. Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.”

Recent Episodes

Ian Baker-Finch - "Working the Masters" SHORT TRACK

June 28, 2022

Ian Baker-Finch, Open Champion at Birkdale in 1991, talks about how his playing experience helps as he covers the Masters Tournament as an analyst for CBS Sports, "FORE the Good of the Game."

Hal Sutton - "High-Powered Agents" SHORT TRACK

June 26, 2022

Winner of the 1993 PGA Championship Hal Sutton recalls his first agents including Augusta National Chairman, Fred Ridley, and Mark McCormack's organization, IMG, "FORE the Good of the Game."

Guest: Sutton, Hal

Bernhard Langer - Part 1 (The Early Years)

June 23, 2022

World Golf Hall of Fame member and two-time winner of the Masters Tournament, Bernhard Langer joins us to begin his life story in golf as a young man in the Bavarian region of Germany. Bernhard recounts his days as an "Eagle…

Dave Stockton - "GMO or The Open?" SHORT TRACK

June 21, 2022

2-time major winner, Dave Stockton only played in two Open Championships. This was typical of many of the players in his era for a variety of practical reasons. Listen in as Dave and Bruce Devlin recall the challenges of ove…

Jerry Pate - Part 2 (The Tour Wins)

June 19, 2022

U.S. Amateur winner and holder of eight PGA Tour titles, Jerry Pate recounts each of those wins including his first non-major win at the 1976 Canadian Open by four shots over Jack Nicklaus and the final one at the 1982 Tourn…

Guest: Pate, Jerry

Hale Irwin - Part 2 (The U.S. Open Wins)

June 16, 2022

World Golf Hall of Fame member Hale Irwin looks back on the importance of notching his first career win at Harbour Town in 1971, the first of three wins at the Heritage. He then relives each of his three U.S. Open victories …

Guest: Irwin, Hale

Hal Sutton - "The Battle at Brookline" SHORT TRACK

June 14, 2022

Hal Sutton, veteran Ryder Cup player and Captain, recalls the most emotional week of his competitive career, the 1999 Ryder Cup at The Country Club and how he partnered with Justin Leonard on Saturday afternoon in a four-bal…

Guest: Sutton, Hal

Corey Pavin - Part 2 (The Tour Wins)

June 12, 2022

Major championship winner Corey Pavin looks back on each of his 15 PGA Tour wins including his first at the 1984 Houston Open. Corey really enjoyed playing at Colonial, winning twice there, and also was able to enjoy repeat …

Guests: Pavin, Corey , Wav

Al Geiberger - Part 1 (The Early Years and Tour Wins)

June 9, 2022

1966 PGA Championship winner AKA "Mr. 59" Al Geiberger begins his life story learning the game on a hard scrabble nine-hole course in Sacramento, California, and playing high school golf in Santa Barbara with soon-to-be-fam…

Guest: Geiberger, Al

Bill Rogers - "When the Fire Went Out" SHORT TRACK

June 7, 2022

The hottest player on the planet in 1981 and winner of that year's Open Championship at Royal St. Georges, Bill Rogers remembers the time that burnout set in and the desire to compete on golf's grandest stages was gone. Stil…

Guest: Rogers, Bill

About the Hosts

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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.

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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.