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

Devlin's Billabong - BONUS TRACK

June 19, 2021

Did you know that the water hazard fronting the 18th green at Torrey Pines - South Course is known …

Guest: Bruce Devlin

David Graham - Part 2

June 17, 2021

World Golf Hall of Fame member and two-time major winner, David Graham recalls the most memorable o…

Guest: David Graham

Hal Sutton, Part 1

June 10, 2021

We cover the early career of PGA and 2-time Tournament Players Championship winner, Hal Sutton and …

Guest: Hal Sutton

Bruce Devlin - Part 2

June 3, 2021

Bruce Devlin looks back on his favorite wins on the PGA Tour including the time he got a quick less…

Guest: Bruce Devlin

Lanny Wadkins - Part 2

May 27, 2021

The World Golf Hall of Fame member looks back on his Major Championship record including a near-mis…

Guest: Lanny Wadkins

Charles Coody - Part 1, The Masters 1971

May 20, 2021

50 years on from his Masters triumph, Charles Coody recounts his early life, committing to golf as …

Guest: Charles Coody

Ben Crenshaw - Part 1

May 13, 2021

World Golf Hall of Fame member, Gentle Ben looks back on his youth, learning the game under the wat…

Guest: Ben Crenshaw

Nathaniel Crosby - U.S. Walker Cup Captain

May 6, 2021

Hear tales from the Crosby "Clambake" featuring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dean Martin (Bruce's long-ti…

Steve Elkington - Part 1

April 29, 2021

Victorious at the 1995 PGA Championship and two-time winner of the Players Championship, Steve Elki…

Lanny Wadkins - Part 1

April 23, 2021

Fasten your seatbelts as World Golf Hall of Fame member Lanny Wadkins joins Bruce & Mike for a roll…

Guest: Lanny Wadkins

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.