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

Al Geiberger - "The Day We Lost Tony Lema" SHORT TRACK

Aug. 9, 2022

Al Geiberger recalls the short-lived joy of winning the 1966 PGA Championship when, hours later, he and Bruce Devlin learned of the tragic death of Tony Lema and his wife Betty, in a plane crash. They both look back on the l…

Guest: Geiberger, Al

Ian Baker-Finch - "On-Air Faux Pas" SHORT TRACK

Aug. 7, 2022

Open Championship winner and CBS broadcast Ian Baker-Finch relates the in-depth preparation required to cover live golf and how it can go very wrong sometimes, "FORE the Good of the Game."

Larry Nelson - Part 2 (The Major Championships)

Aug. 4, 2022

World Golf Hall of Fame member Larry Nelson looks back on his three major championship wins and a few of the near misses. He begins by recounting his hometown win at the 1981 PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club sportin…

Guest: Nelson, Larry

Gary Player - "Winning (and losing) at Carnoustie" SHORT TRACK

Aug. 2, 2022

The "Black Knight", Gary Player recalls his Open Championship win at Carnoustie in 1968 and laments Jean Van de Velde's epic melt-down there 31 years later, "FORE the Good of the Game."

Guest: Player, Gary

Tom Watson - "The 'Duel in the Sun' at Turnberry" SHORT TRACK

July 31, 2022

One of the all-time greats, Tom Watson, reflects on his 1977 Open Championship win at Turnberry over Jack Nicklaus in what was one of the finest head-to-head duels in major championship history. Tom Watson shares the memorie…

Guest: Watson, Tom

Jim Furyk - Part 1 (The Early Years)

July 28, 2022

Major Championship winner Jim Furyk begins his story with his recollections of growing up in Pennsylvania and developing his game under the watchful eye of his golf professional father. Encouraged to swing "naturally", Jim u…

Guest: Furyk, Jim

Tony Jacklin - "Chasing the Buck with IMG" SHORT TRACK

July 26, 2022

Tony Jacklin, member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, looks back on his experience working with IMG and Mark McCormack, "FORE the Good of the Game."

Guest: Jacklin, Tony

Steve Elkington - "TPC 1991 and 1997" SHORT TRACK

July 24, 2022

1995 winner of the PGA Championship recalls his two wins at the Tournament Players Championship, "FORE the Good of the Game."

Mark Calcavecchia - Part 2 (Tour Wins and the 1989 Open Championship)

July 21, 2022

Major championship winner Mark Calcavecchia looks back on many of his 29 global pro victories including the 1988 Australian Open, three wins at the Phoenix Open by a combined 20 strokes and the 2005 Canadian Open. He takes u…

Ben Crenshaw - "Bobby Jones at the Eisenhower Trophy" SHORT TRACK

July 19, 2022

World Golf Hall of Fame member and noted golf historian, Ben Crenshaw, is heartened to hear Bruce's recollection of competing in the inaugural Eisenhower Trophy in 1958 at the Old Course in St. Andrew's and hearing Bobby Jon…

Guest: Crenshaw, Ben

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.