Avid golfer and Winged Foot Executive Chef Rhy Waddington’s cured Hamachi is one of the dishes featured in the book “Golf Kitchen” (Photo by Diana DeLucia / GolfKitchen.com)
Talking GolfGetaways Podcast

Talking GolfGetaways 20: Winged Foot Executive Chef Rhy Waddington


Iconic golf clubs and destinations. World-renowned, award-winning chefs sharing insights and recipes. Stunning photographs. The best that golf and the culinary arts can offer. Welcome to “Golf Kitchen” — the unique coffee-table book for golfers and food-lovers.

On this episode of “Talking GolfGetaways,” hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch run the Emergency 9 golf-travel questionnaire past one of Golf Kitchen’s most notable figures: Winged Foot Golf Club’s Executive Chef (and passionate golfer) Rhy Waddington. Rhy discusses his journey from Australia to San Diego and finally to Winged Foot in 2008, and explains the process that landed him at a course that has hosted five U.S. Opens and numerous other majors. Plus, he talks about how running an operation that serves one of the most discriminating memberships in golf differs from leading a restaurant team, and how that mission has affected what was once his much more robust golf game.

Rhy then moves on to the Emergency 9. Find out how Augusta National is connected to the desert Emirates’ courses, why the Rock House Hotel in Jamaica and French Laundry restaurant in Napa hold soft spots in his heart, how important the people you’re with on a golf getaway and a good travel bag are, who Rhy’s favorite partners in golf are, and why you (and everyone else) should know about Barnbougle in Tasmania.

It’s a fascinating walk through the life and interests of one of golf’s most interesting people, thanks to “Golf Kitchen” and “Talking GolfGetaways.”

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The GolfGetaways crew of Darin Bunch and Mitch Lauarance have decades of golf travels and adventures to share, which they do here at GolfTripX, on their "Talking GolfGetaways" podcast.

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