July 8th, 2020 | 47 mins 34 secs
ajga, akshay bhatia, amateur golf, conrad ray, junior golf, karl vilips, koalakarl, michael thorbjornsen, ncaa golf, stanford, usga
My guest on this episode is Karl Vilips from Perth, Australia. He is a two-time Junior President's Cup team member, Quarterfinalist at the 2019 US Amateur, Gold Medal Winner at the 2018 Youth Olympics, and a 4-time Rolex Junior All-American. Karl and I spoke about his start in the game and his journey in junior golf. If you're a parent of a junior golfer, or know a junior golfer, or if YOU are a junior golfer looking for a little advice on how to navigate the way to collegiate golf.....this episode is for you!
June 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
ajga, alabama, davis riley, footjoy, golf, hattiesburg, jay seawell, korn ferry tour, maridoe, pga tour, titleist, usga, will zalatoris
My guest on this episode is Davis Riley, from Hattiesburg, MS. Davis has been a success at every level of the game. From winning U.S. KIDS events, becoming an AJGA All-American, two-time runner-up at the U.S. Junior and stardom at Alabama. Now, Davis is competing on the Korn Ferry Tour and before the coronavirus put a halt to this season, he picked up his first win on the tour in Panama. We had a great conversation about life on tour and the incredible way that he punched his ticket to the U.S. Open in 2015.
March 27th, 2020 | 42 mins 7 secs
ajga, clemson, college golf, doc redman, golf, jonathan byrd, larry penley, ncaa, pga tour
Our guest on this episode is Coach Larry Penley. Before his 37th season at Clemson was cut short due to COVID19, the Tigers were making another run at the National Championship. Great insight on coaching, recruiting, and some of the former stars of the program like Lucas Glover and Doc Redman. And you know we had to get some stories from Coach's mini-tour days!
September 25th, 2019 | 57 mins 25 secs
ajga, amateur golf, brandon wu, college golf, conrad ray, isaiah salinda, ncaa golf, pga tour radio, siriusxm, stanford, tiger woods, walker cup
Our guest this week is the Men's Golf Coach from Stanford University, Conrad Ray. We spoke about his unconventional path to coaching after winning a national championship as a player at Stanford and competing on the Kornferry Tour. Our conversation hit on many interesting topics: recruitment of players, the evolution of his coaching style, and yes....he even shared a funny story about his teammate Tiger Woods. Definitely a must-listen episode!
July 17th, 2019 | 52 mins 54 secs
ajga, annika, arizona, augusta national women's amateur, cactus tour, golf, haley moore, lpga, the masters
Our guest this week is Haley Moore! After the Arizona Wildcats barely snuck into the Match Play portion of the 2018 National Championship as the 8th seed, they ran through match play and defeated Alabama with Haley making the clincher on the 18th hole. We spoke about the Augusta National Women's Amateur, her career at Arizona, and her early success as a professional on the Cactus Tour. She is prepping now for Q-School and this is someone you will see on the LPGA Tour very soon.
June 5th, 2019 | 50 mins 20 secs
ajga, barbara nicklaus, baseball, golf, jack nicklaus, paul tesori, pga tour, srixon, tiger woods, william mcgirt, wofford
Our guest this week is the 2016 Memorial Champion, William McGirt. We get it into some great stories about life on tour, the injury that he is dealing with right now, and truthfully....we just chatted about golf and life. Enjoy!
April 24th, 2019 | 59 mins 50 secs
ajga, andrew larkin, devon bling, masters, pebble beach, ucla, ucla golf, us amateur, usga, viktor hovland, walker cup
Our guest this week is Coach Andrew Larkin, the assistant coach of UCLA Men's Golf. Coach Larkin was on Devon Bling's bag at the U.S. Amateur in Pebble Beach last summer and his runner-up finish earned him a birth to the 2019 Masters and 2019 U.S. Open. Coach Larkin talks about his experience caddying at the Masters, what lies ahead for the UCLA team as they make a push towards the National Championship, and his own goals as a player.
April 10th, 2019 | 53 mins
ajga, devon bling, masters, pebble beach, ucla, ucla golf, us amateur, usga, viktor hovland, walker cup
It's MASTERS WEEK! Our guest this week tees it up at the Masters by way of his runner-up finish at the 2018 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach. Devon Bling, sophmore at UCLA, went on an impressive run in his first U.S. Amateur appearance at Pebble Beach. We spoke about his humble beginnings at his home course, China Lake, in Ridgecrest, California. We discussed college life in LA, the run at the U.S. Amateur, and we also played a game of "BLING OR NO BLING". You don't want to miss that!
January 31st, 2018 | 49 mins 21 secs
ajga, amateur golf, college golf, gators, golf, podcast, st. andrews
This week's guest is Kevin Hammer from Boynton Beach, Florida. Kevin became an AJGA Junior All-American and also helped the University of Florida capture two SEC championships and one National Championship.
We got into several topics ranging from the current state of country clubs, junior golf, and his philosophy on introducing the game to today's youth.