TGJ Podcast 115

You Don’t Know Doak

Renowned architect Tom Doak shares how therapy has changed his view on his reputation, dealing with clients and relationships with his peers

Episode 115: You Don't Know Doak The Golfer's Journal Podcast

Tom Doak has a reputation for being difficult. Golf media has described him as socially awkward and emotionally remote, traits that are often overlooked in favor of the brilliance he’s brought to course designs around the world. But there is much more to Tom Doak and his public persona than people have discussed or know about–until now. 

With unflinching candor, Doak digs deep on “my media reputation as an asshole,” discussing what he’s learned about himself through group therapy and addressing his complicated relationships with peers like Gil Hanse and David McLay Kidd. It all makes for a riveting conversation about the forces that shape our lives–some that we might change, and others that we learn to accept.