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!
July 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
amateur golf, champions tour, frank beard, lee trevino, michael beard, ncaa golf, pepperdine, pga tour, sahith theegala, usga, wcc, william mouw
My guest on this week's episode is Michael Beard, Head Coach of the Pepperdine Men's Golf Team. He's a former player at Pepperdine that came back to his alma mater and this year was named the National Coach of the Year award. We spoke about Pepperdine quite a bit, hit on several topics involving the team, but if the name Beard rings a bell....yes, his father Frank Beard played on tour, won 11 times and played on the Champions Tour during that amazing era in the 90's when Jack, Trevino and Palmer will still the kings. Had to talk about that as well!
June 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 44 mins
amateur golf, bob koepka, brooks koepka, chase koepka, dick groat, european tour, fsga, fsu golf, junior golf, nike golf, pga tour, usf golf, usga
My guest on this week's episode is Bob Koepka, father of Brooks and Chase Koepka. I know that I have been saying this quite often, but this episode is another instant classic. You'll notice that I am gladly getting the hell out of the way and letting Bob tell some fantastic stories about raising two young boys that had an interest in golf. If you really pay attention, you'll see how random moments in the career of a junior golfer were addressed and identified immediately.....and they ended up becoming life lessons that would be applied down the road by professional golfers. This episode has something for everyone. If you're a parent of a junior golfer.....TONS of great information. If you're wondering how Brooks and Chase ended up playing in Europe to start their professional careers? Yep, it's in here as well.
May 27th, 2020 | 36 mins 54 secs
amateur golf, amateurgolf.com, andy ogletree, golf channel, john augenstein, masters, ncaa, pinehurst, u.s. amateur, us open, usga, vanderbilt, walker cup
My guest on this episode is John Augenstein. After finishing runner-up to Andy Ogletree in last year's U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst, he was named to the 2019 United States Walker Cup team that was ultimately victorious against the GB&I squad at Royal Liverpool. My conversation with John was recorded in early April when we knew even less than we did now. We spoke about his practice rounds at Augusta National in preparation for the Masters, the vibe in the U.S. team room the night before the final day at the Walker Cup, and how he has balanced academics with athletics at Vanderbilt.
May 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 26 mins
amateur golf, golf, jason gore, korn ferry tour, pepperdine, pga tour, tiger woods, us amateur, us open, usga, walker cup
My guest on this episode is Jason Gore. He's currently the Senior Director of Player Relations at the USGA, but we spoke mainly about his incredible year in 1997 where he captured the NCAA National Championship with his teammates at Pepperdine and played his way on to the 1997 Walker Cup team. Jason is one of the most well-liked guys in professional golf and shared plenty of great stories that will make this episode an instant classic.
May 12th, 2020 | 59 mins 3 secs
amateur golf, curtis cup, fsga, meghan bolger, meghan stasi, mid-am golf, ole miss, pine valley, shuck-n-dive, usga, women's golf
My special guest on this episode is Meghan Stasi! The list of players that have won four USGA titles in the same event is pretty small. It includes Jones and Nicklaus, as well as Meghan. We spoke about her playing career and her decade of dominace in the state of Florida. She also competed in the Curtis Cup in St. Andrews that was memorable for more reasons than you can imagine.
March 11th, 2020 | 28 mins 47 secs
abel gallegos, amateur golf, angel cabrera, argentina, augusta, las mulitas, masters, mayakoba, paco aleman, r&a, usga
The Road to Augusta series kicks off with the last amateur to receive an invitation to the Masters: the 2020 Latin American Amateur Champion, Abel Gallegos from Argentina. The 17-year old shot a flawless 67 on the final day to capture the title at Mayakoba. Special thanks to Paco Aleman for helping out as an interpreter in this episode!
January 30th, 2020 | 41 mins 49 secs
amateur golf, augusta national, college golf, florida golf, jimmy dunne, john handrigan, kansas golf, ncaa golf, notre dame, seminole golf club, south bend
Our guest this week is University of Notre Dame's Men's Golf Coach, John Handrigan. We spoke about his two decades in coaching and what it was like when he first stepped on campus at South Bend. Notre Dame won 4 out of their 5 tournaments in the fall of 2019 and are poised to make a run at the National Championship!
January 9th, 2020 | 35 mins 28 secs
amateur golf, byu golf, ncaa golf, peter kuest, pga tour, usga
Our guest this week is Peter Kuest. He will go down as one of the greatest players in the history of the BYU Golf Program that has produced players like Mike Weir and Johnny Miller. He's an All-American that picked up three wins this past fall and is looking forward to closing out an incredible career before turning professional.
November 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
amateur golf, brady exber, don rickles, golf, jim brown, jim crane, las vegas, nevada golf, patrick reed, the floridian, us amateur, usga
Our guest this week is Brady Exber from Las Vegas, Nevada. Incredible stories from the former British and Canadian Senior Amateur Champion about his start in the game in Sin City. From playing golf with Don Rickles to officiating a golf match featuring Jim Brown, this episode has it all.....and most of it is true!