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

Bobby Nichols - Part 1 (The Early Years)

May 19, 2022

Major championship winner Bobby Nichols tells us about learning the game, as a young man in Louisville, Kentucky, while caddying for $1.00 a loop. Hoping to be the next Johnny Unitas playing high school football, Bobby was i…

Dave Stockton - "Winning the 1970 PGA at Southern Hills" SHORT TRACK

May 17, 2022

Two-time major winner and victorious Ryder Cup Captain Dave Stockton recalls his first PGA Championship win at Southern Hills CC in 1970, drawing on a valuable lesson from Don January on how to "play" with Arnold Palmer. He …

Paul Azinger - "Solving the Distance Issue" SHORT TRACK

May 15, 2022

The winner of the 1993 PGA Championship at the Inverness Club, Paul Azinger, gives us his perspective on ways to resolve the distance debate amongst golf's governing bodies, "FORE the Good of the Game."

Guest: Azinger, Paul

Curtis Strange - Part 3 (Tour Wins and the 1988 U.S. Open)

May 12, 2022

A winner of 17 PGA Tour events and 2-time U.S. Open Champion, Curtis Strange, reflects back on each of his tour wins including an early playoff victory over Lee Trevino in Houston, besting his college roommate, Jay Haas, in …

Curtis Strange - Part 2 (Amateur Experience and Early Life on the Tour)

May 11, 2022

Curtis Strange, World Golf Hall of Fame member, recounts his amateur experiences winning the 1974 Western Amateur over good friend and Wake Forest teammate, Jay Haas, and playing on the winning side in the 1975 Walker Cup a…

Curtis Strange - Part 1 (The Early Years)

May 11, 2022

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…

Curtis Strange - "The Inaugural Eisenhower Trophy" SHORT TRACK

May 10, 2022

World Golf Hall of Fame member, Curtis Strange played in the 1974 Eisenhower Trophy event and was captivated by the story of Bruce Devlin's participation in the first one in 1958, at the Old Course, with Bobby Jones in atten…

Larry Nelson - "Career Mulligan - 1984 Masters" SHORT TRACK

May 8, 2022

3-time major championship winner, Larry Nelson, didn't need much time to come up with where he would use his career mulligan, the 12th hole at Augusta National, "FORE the Good of the Game."

Guest: Nelson, Larry

Mark Brooks - Part 1 (The Early Years)

May 5, 2022

Major Championship winner Mark Brooks recalls being introduced to golf by his grandfather and his first golf experiences playing on a 6-hole sand green course in rural Oklahoma. He looks back on his collegiate career at the…

Guest: Brooks, Mark

Nick Price - "My Tour School Class of Crazies" SHORT TRACK

May 3, 2022

Nick Price, winner of 18 titles on the PGA Tour, had a class full of crazies at his Tour qualifying school in 1982 including Ken Green, Gary McCord and the one and only, Mac O'Grady. Listen in as Bruce recalls Mac wanting to…

Guest: Price, Nick

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.