Lakes, Woods and Irons

Are you a golf enthusiast looking for your next source of inspiration and entertainment? Look no further than the 'Lakes, Woods & Irons' Podcast. This Podcast will bring you in-depth interviews with golfing legends from across the region, country, and beyond. With a focus on the beautiful courses nestled in the lakes and woods of Minnesota, this podcast will take you on a tour of some of the most breathtaking golfing destinations in Northern Minnesota. Join host Colin MacDonald as he talks all things golf with Chris Foley, one of Minnesota's most respected golf instructors, and get ready to tee off on a new adventure every week.

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CRMC Championship Tournament Preview with Jack ...
A timely show this week on Lakes Woods and Irons. Director of Golf at Cragun’s Legacy courses and CRMC Championship Tournament Director Jack Wawro with a report on this week’s PGA Tour Canada at Craguns. We’re also joined by Mike Shannon...
50 min
Interviews with The Gravel Pit Owner/Operator C...
This week we’re joined by Chuck Klecatsky owner operator of The Gravel Pit, Brainerd’s new 13 hole par 3 course. We’ll also talk with Charlie Meechum former commissioner of the LPGA and author of the new book ‘Arnie and Jack’
45 min
Interview with Canadian National Team coach Der...
This week LWI interviews Canadian National Team coach Derek Ingram.
36 min
Stories From St. Andrews and Interview with Clu...
This week we’re joined by Tom Kientzle Clubhouse Manager at Madden’s East and West courses, plus Chris Foley shares his experiences from his recent trip to St Andrews.
40 min
Chris Foley On Location For The Open In St. And...
All things Foley this week with Chris Foley is at the home of golf in St. Andrews, Scotland for The Open Championship and an interview with his son’s Michael and Joe two young professionals in the Golf business.
41 min
Talking with legendary local golf course design...
This week we’re joined by legendary local golf course designer Scott Hoffman as he discusses his recent work at ‘The Gravel Pit’ and the ‘Alex 9’ at Ruttgers on Bay Lake. Plus sports psychologist Dr. Morris Pickins discusses preparation...
48 min
'Lehman 18' Update With Director of Golf at Cra...
This week on Lakes Woods And Irons with Chris Foley we’re joined by the Director of Golf at Cragun’s Legacy Courses Jack Wawro. Jack updates us on the progress of ‘The Lehman 18’ Dutch’s 27 and the CRMC Championship as PGA Canada comes...
38 min
Interviews with Greg Gamble from Emily Greens a...
This week on Lakes, Woods and Irons we’re joined by Greg Gamble from Emily Greens golf course and by Dr. Luke Benoit inventor of Rypstick will tell us how to gain distance.
42 min
U.S. Open Week and Interviews With Dave Sadlows...
It’s U.S. Open week and our guests this week are Dave Sadlowski, Head PGA Professional at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge and Ron Reed longtime starter at the U.S. Open and author of ‘Starting the U.S. Open from Shinnecock to Pebble Beach’
45 min
Local Golfers Headed To State Tournament
We are joined by Chris’ good friend Todd Kolb the Director of Golf at Sanford Power Academy for a discussion on teaching. Also Mac and Chris will also discuss the huge Money in the LIV and Salute the local golfers heading to state.
38 min
Interviews with Director of Golf - Breezy Point...
This week we’re joined by Mark Johnson, Director of Golf at Breezy Point. Plus we’ll talk golf shafts with Chris’ good friend and the founder of Swing Balance Terry Hashimoto
38 min
PGA Championship Week
This week on Lakes Woods and Irons, Mac and Chris discuss this week’s PGA Championship with some special insight from Southern Hills Director of Golf Cary Cosby on what to watch for this weekend during the championship.
40 min
Interviews with: Director of Golf at 2022 PGA C...
Cary Cosby Director of Golf at Southern Hills the site of the 2022 PGA Championship in 2 weeks. Cary shares a great story of caddying for Tiger Woods in preparation for the Championship. Also Glenn Hagberg Director of Golf at The Classic...
41 min
Talking About Friendships with 'Arnie and Jack'...
This week’s show features an outstanding interview with former LPGA Commissioner Charlie Mechem discussing his new book ‘Arnie and Jack’ and his long time friendships with the two golfing legends.
43 min
Interviews with: Jeremy Millsop Sports Editor f...
This week Mac and Chris are joined by Jeremy Millsop Sports Editor from the Brainerd Dispatch. Peter Sanders creator of ‘Shot by Shot’ with tips for working on your game.
45 min
Interview with Director of Golf at Craguns Lega...
This week’s guest is Director of Golf at Craguns Legacy courses Jack Wawro discussing improvements and progress on the Tom Lehman course and looking forward to the MacKenzie Tour and the CRMC Classic. Chris Foley reviews his time at...
39 min
Checking in on location from The Masters with C...
We talk to Chris, who has boots on the ground in Augusta.
35 min
Interviews With: Super Bowl Champ and former Br...
Lakes Woods and Irons kicks off the 2022 Season with Super Bowl Champ and former Brainerd Warrior Joe Haeg and Jesse Zahn promoting this summer’s ‘Game Winning Drive Fundraiser’ at Craguns. Also featured on the show is owner operator Chuck...
35 min
Cragun's Expansion Update with GM Eric Peterson
In our final 2021 show we get the latest update from Cragun’s on the golf course expansion from GM Eric Peterson. We also have a great conversation with author Jay Revell regarding his new book ‘SWING WALK REPEAT’
49 min
Interview with Dr. Luke Benoit, Inventor of ‘Ry...
This week we’ll talk with Dr. Luke Benoit inventor of ‘Rypstick’, he and Chris will discuss increasing our swing speed.
43 min
Minnesota Youth on Course program update with J...
This week we’ll talk with Joel Comstock Regional Affairs Director of the MGA about the Minnesota Youth on Course program. We’ll also revisit our conversation with Chandler Withington Director of Golf at Hazeltine.
44 min
Interview with University of Minnesota Head Gol...
This week we’re joined by University of Minnesota Head Golf Coach Justin Smith as the Gophers return to school. Brainerd’s own Patrick Skogan from Sun Mountain Motor Sports reports in from The Solheim Cup.
49 min
Talking Madden's Golf with Clubhouse Manager To...
This week Tom Kientzle Clubhouse manager at Madden’s East and West with all things Madden’s Golf. We also talk with Tripp Bowden, author of the new book “Hey, Tiger-you need to move your mark back” joins the show with a fascinating story...
56 min
Chuck Klecatsky Gives An Update On The 'Gravel ...
Guests this week: Chuck Klecatsky Director of Golf keep us up to date on what’s happening at the new Gravel Pit Golf Course. David Angilotti Specialist Putting Coach at Sea Island Golf Resort in Georgia also joins the show.
45 min
Interview with Mark Johnson, Director of Golf a...
Mark Johnson Director of Golf at Breezy Point Resort gives us a rundown on Deacon’s Lodge, Whitebirch and The Traditional. Greg Schulze teaching author and teaching professional at Les Bolstad Golf course at the University of...
47 min