These were our 3 most popular Fully Equipped Podcast episodes of 2023

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Legendary club builder Mike Taylor at his workshop.

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GOLF’s Fully Equipped podcast has covered a lot of ground in 2023, from the incoming golf ball rollback from the governing bodies to interviews with some of the brightest minds in golf like PING’s Marty Jertson, we’ve tried our best to discuss and help you better understand golf equipment and how it can help you play better.

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Marty Jertson at PING headquarters with portrait of Karsten Solheim GOLF

But, with a weekly podcast, we understand that you might have missed some of our biggest and most popular episodes, so to help wrap up the year we’ve put the top three all in one place for you to enjoy.

1 – Mike Taylor interview

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Mike Taylor working with Tiger Woods GOLF/Getty Images

For this episode, GOLF’s Jonathan Wall traveled to Artisan Golf in Fort Worth Texas for an extensive interview with legendary club builder Mike Taylor to discuss his history with the game, club building, and what it’s like working with a very particular former number 1 player in the world.

2 – What it’s like working with Viktor Hovland

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Viktor Hovland’s custom PING PLD GOLF

Just after Viktor Hovland won the PGA Tour’s season-ending FedEx Cup, we sat down with PING tour rep Kenton Oates to discuss the finer details of Viktor Hovland’s gear, and what it’s like working with one of the top ball strikers and players in the game.

3 – Tiger’s gear lesson and the death of blades

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Tiger Woods had an interesting observation about Rickie Fowlers putter @eastsidegolf – Instagram

If you ever want to start a discussion on golf gear, Tiger Woods putter and forged blades are a great place to start, and this episode from September covered all of this and more. It also featured a conversation about the often less talked-about details of golf equipment sponsorship deals and what those contracts are worth for certain players on the PGA and LPGA Tours.

Want to overhaul your bag for 2023? Find True Spec Golf fitting location near you, and for more on the latest gear news and information, check out the Fully Equipped podcast.

Ryan Barath Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.