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

Lanny Wadkins - "Celebrity Tournaments" SHORT TRACK

Oct. 17, 2021

Lanny Wadkins and Bruce Devlin reflect back on the fun times they had playing in celebrity events hosted by Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Jackie Gleason, and many others. Most were serious golfers with a passion for the game. Hear …

Guest: Lanny Wadkins

Nick Price - Part 1 (The Early Years)

Oct. 14, 2021

A 2003 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame and the winner of three major championships and one Players Championship, Nick Price joins us to talk about growing up in Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe), learning the game as…

Guest: Nick Price

Tom Watson - "The One That Got Away" SHORT TRACK

Oct. 12, 2021

In 2009 at Turnberry, the whole world felt his pain as the Open Championship slipped from the grasp of arguably the greatest Open Champion ever, Tom Watson. Listen in as Tom relives the final shots of that iconic event in sp…

Guest: Tom Watson

Bruce Devlin - Part 4 (Life After the Tour)

Oct. 10, 2021

Bruce Devlin looks back on his work after the PGA Tour which included a brief stint on the Senior Tour. He caught the course design bug beginning in the late 1960's and that, along with his pioneering days as a golf broadcas…

Guest: Bruce Devlin

Tony Jacklin - Part 2 (The 1970 U.S. Open)

Oct. 7, 2021

World Golf Hall of Fame member, Tony Jacklin, recounts his early days on the PGA Tour as the first Brit to ever play golf full-time for a living. He and Bruce discuss how the game and the equipment have evolved over the year…

Guest: Tony Jacklin

Steve Elkington - "Getting Back on the Horse" SHORT TRACK

Oct. 5, 2021

Two-time winner of the Tournament Players Championship, Steve Elkington, remembers his lost chance to win the Open at St. Andrews in 1995 because of poor putting on the final nine holes. Concerned whether he had the intestin…

Ian Baker-Finch - "You Won Something Didn't You?" SHORT TRACK

Oct. 3, 2021

The winner of the 1991 Open Championship and CBS Golf Analyst, Ian Baker-Finch, expresses his admiration for fellow Aussie, Bruce Devlin, and the other Australian greats of the game. He was recently amused by the fact that h…

Jack Nicklaus - Part 2 (Philanthropy, Course Architecture and Friendship)

Sept. 30, 2021

Perhaps the greatest the game of golf has ever seen, Jack Nicklaus joins us to share his favorite golf moment and where he would take a career mulligan (or two). He remembers his good friend Arnold Palmer, talks with pride o…

Guest: Jack Nicklaus

Gary Player - "Mark McCormack" SHORT TRACK

Sept. 28, 2021

Gary Player, one of the greatest golf champions of all-time remembers Mark McCormack, the founder and chairman of International Management Group, now IMG, an international management organization that serves sports figures …

Guest: Gary Player

Bill Rogers - "Our New Spokesperson" SHORT TRACK

Sept. 26, 2021

The winner of the 1981 Open Championship, Bill Rogers, relates his observation that all of the golfing greats have shared a love of the game and an appreciation for the history of the game. That's why he strongly endorses wh…

Guest: Bill Rogers

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.