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

Bruce Devlin - Part 3 (The Majors)

Sept. 23, 2021

Bruce Devlin takes us back in time to review his record in golf's major championships which included 16 top-ten and 30 top-25 finishes and 61 consecutive cuts made from 1964 - 1972. He would take his one career mulligan at A…

Guest: Bruce Devlin

David Graham - "Liberace" SHORT TRACK

Sept. 21, 2021

World Golf Hall of Fame member, David Graham, recalls a trip to South Africa to appear in the Million Dollar event at Sun City back when travel there was difficult in the time of apartheid. David and his wife, Maureen, found…

Guest: David Graham

Steve Elkington - "Hogan" SHORT TRACK

Sept. 19, 2021

Steve Elkington, winner of the 1995 PGA and Bruce Devlin reminisce about the great Ben Hogan. Bruce remembers being introduced to Mr. Hogan by Norman Von Nida at his first Masters Tournament in 1962. Bruce and Mr. Hogan play…

Bill Rogers - Part 2

Sept. 16, 2021

Winner of the Open Championship at Royal St. George's in 1981, Bill Rogers was likely the hottest player on the planet that year. Join us as he reflects on his start in the game, his time at the University of Houston, compet…

Guest: Bill Rogers

Lanny Wadkins - "Arnie's Gamesmanship" SHORT TRACK

Sept. 14, 2021

World Golf Hall of Fame member, Lanny Wadkins, recounts his first victory on the PGA Tour at the 1972 Sahara Invitation in Las Vegas, by one stroke over Arnold Palmer. Hear Lanny relate the shenanigans that occurred on the l…

Guest: Lanny Wadkins

Tom Watson - "Emergency Nine with Arnie" SHORT TRACK

Sept. 12, 2021

Winner of 5 Open Championships, Tom Watson recalls the time Jerry Pate got a little "lippy" with he and Arnie after a practice round at Muirfield in 1980. Andy Bean was paired with Pate in the grudge match that ended as you …

Guest: Tom Watson

Gary Player - Part 2 (The Open Championships)

Sept. 9, 2021

Gary Player, nine-time Major Championship winner on the regular Tour and World Golf Hall of Fame member recounts his love of Australia, several of his Major victories including his three Open Championships, and the racial pr…

Guest: Gary Player

Dave Stockton - "Senior Moment" SHORT TRACK

Sept. 7, 2021

Dave Stockton, 2-time PGA Championship victor and 1991 winning Ryder Cup Captain is amused by our Senior Moment , "FORE the Good of the Game."

Guest: Dave Stockton

Charles Coody - "My Greatest Shot" SHORT TRACK

Sept. 5, 2021

Charles Coody is coming down the stretch of his victory at the 1971 Masters when misfortune struck at the famous 17th at Augusta National Golf Club. Hear how Charlie averted disaster and pulled off one of the must under-appr…

Guest: Charles Coody

Curtis Strange - The Early Years

Sept. 2, 2021

Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and back-to-back winner of the U.S. Open Championship, Curtis Strange joins us to tell the story of his start in golf as his game developed under the watchful eye of his golf professiona…

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.