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In this episode we bring on one of the finest representatives of First Tee, Mr. Bob Dow. First tee is a children's program run through the PGA Tour that has changed millions of lives over the years. First tee aims to provide education, mentorship, leadership and endless opportunities for kids getting into the game!First tee is coming to Canada in 2…
 
In this episode the boys recap Jason Kokrak's first victory and the week that was at the CJ Cup. We discuss Shadow Creeks first appearance on the PGA Tour and possibly the last..? Tyrrell's perfect club toss, Xander's up and down week as well as Phil's second win on the Champions Tour. We make our picks for the upcoming ZOZO Championship and lastly…
 
In this episode we finally got to sit down with the editor of Score Golf, Jason Logan. We go straight into the age old debate of the Score Golf Top 100 and possibly settle the most pressing topic-the east coast bias. Jason explains what makes a great golf course from a ranking standpoint and discusses some surprising movers on the list, and also to…
 
In this episode Pais and Parks unpack everything from the busy week in the golfing world.We start with Martin Laird's first victory in 7 seven years at the Shriners in Vegas. We touched on Matt Wolff and how stellar his game is and just how high it will take him. We briefly discuss Sei Young Kim's victory at the KPMG at Aronimink and the tale of tw…
 
In this episode Pais and Parks sat down with the Head Professional of Point Grey G&CC, Dave Zibrik. Dave has been a friend of Parksy since his days down in the desert and had plenty of stories to share from that wild time in their lives! Today Dave is one half of Vancouver's biggest golf power couple, with his wife being the director of golf at Sha…
 
In this episode Pais and Derv sit down and chat about Sergio Garcia's win at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson. We discuss the longevity of Sergio's career and how other players can hopefully learn from players like him. We also touch on some stellar play from JT Poston, Peter Malnati and Keegan Bradley. We make our picks for the upcoming…
 
In this episode we sit down with Golf Channel's very own, Tom Abbott. We discuss how his decision to leave the UK to pursue college in America lead him to his positions with The Golf Channel and NBC. Which in turn also landed him a Co-Hosting gig on The Big Break. Tom tells us some incredible stories of his time covering the LPGA, PGA Tour and Euro…
 
In this episode we discuss Hudson Swafford's second career PGA Tour victory at the Corales. We touch on Mackenzie Hughes's consistent play, Payne's Valley Cup, ridiculous scenarios regarding a couple South African farmers and our own golfing highs and lows. Lastly, we make our picks for the upcoming Sanderson Farms Championship. Enjoy the show! Che…
 
In this episode the boys are joined by Jason Hause of Taylormade Golf. Jason is one of the reps that travels with the tour throughout the season to help out the players as well as the Taylormade team. We discuss how golf on tour has been for him and the rest of the team this season and how they plan to move forward. We get into what it was like whe…
 
In this episode Tom and Parks have a chat with Sheldon Karlson of Multiview. We discuss Sheldon's family ties to Canadian golf history and his love of the game. We also dive into how Sheldon manages his life with his tactic that he describes as business yoga. We also discuss what Multiview has to offer and how working for the company has changed hi…
 
This tour pod is brought to you by Tower Brewing Co. In this episode we are set up and recapping the U.S. Open in the Basement of Mercer Tavern after our watch party. We discuss Bryson Dechambeau's first major victory and his impressive display throughout the week. We also talk about how this may have an impact on the game moving forward. We breakd…
 
In Episode 56, we have the great pleasure of talking to Jessica Anthony about her exceptional new book, Enter the Aardvark, as well as our classic favorite, The Convalescent, which you've no doubt heard us mention over the years. Jess unpacks for us her views on the imaginate power of fiction, 19th century British taxidermy, and some of the most ex…
 
In this episode the boys were privileged to spend some time with the senior editor for Golf Advisor, Mr. Matt Ginella. Beyond actually covering golf live, Matt has worked in almost every golf media stream. Whether that be the photo editor for Sports Illustrated, travel insider for The Golf Channel or the travel editor for Golf Digest. Matt has the …
 
In this episode the boys sit down with Tyler Burnett of Flight Scope. Tyler discusses how products like theirs have changed the game entirely. He chats about his position within the company and his time spent on tour and how incredible it has been for him to witness the technology and innovation first hand. Really fun chat with a representative of …
 
In this episode we breakdown the weekend that was with all that went down in the golfing world. We recap the Safeway Open and Stewart Cink's first win in just over 11 years! Mirim Lee's playoff victory at the ANA and the tough loss for the Canadian, Brooke Henderson. And then we preview Winged Foot and the US Open!! We make our picks and then dive …
 
In this episode we shift gears and take a deep dive into the operations side of the hospitality world and chat with a man who has over 35 years of experience in the industry, Chef Jason Mcbride. We chat about what REAL Hospitality has to offer to not only the employers but employees as well. After listening to Jason you realize that what they are t…
 
This tour pod is brought to you by Tower Brewing Co. In this episode the boys are joined by Brenden Dervin aka. Dervnation to recap the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia. We discuss Dustin Johnson's Fedex cup win and how dominate he has been over the past few weeks and just how much that has solidified his spot as world number one.…
 
In this episode we have a very special guest, former editorial director for Score Golf, lead golf analyst for TSN and the voice of Canadian golf for nearly 30 years, Mr. Bob Weeks. We discuss how the return to golf has been for him on the media side and how the PGA Tour plans to move forward. Bob details his early years with Score Golf and how the …
 
This week's tour pod is brought to you by Sam Lofstrand and Tower Brewing Co. In this episode we discuss the wild week at Olympia Fields for the BMW Championship. We chat about the U.S. Open like conditions and the absolute heavy-weight bout that it became. We also discuss Phil's Champions Tour debut, Euro tour as well as some LPGA controversy. Las…
 
In this episode the boys got the chance to sit down with Drew Koehler of Blue Tees Golf. Blue tees is a range finder brand based out of San Francisco who prefers to consider themselves as a "disruptor" brand. The reason why they are disruptors is due to the fact that they began selling a more affordable and trendier range finder that definitely thr…
 
In this episode the boys breakdown Dustin Johnson's commanding victory during the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the Northern Trust Open. We discuss just how dominate of a player he is and if he has the game right now to cruise to his first Fedex cup win. The discussion continues with some Canadian content, Phil's decision to play in an upcom…
 
In this episode the boys sit down with the creator and founder of Therabody, Dr. Jason Wersland. Dr. J describes to us his story of how a motorcycle accident lead him to creating a percussion instrument that helped alleviate his pain he endured post accident, which in turn became the first Theragun. He explains the early years of the device and how…
 
In this episode the boys sit down to chat about Jim Herman's win at the Wyndham Championship. His Record tying 36 hole total over the weekend and how we can't wait for Finau to have a career like Jim... We also discuss the upcoming start to the Fedex Cup Playoffs, with the first tournament at TPC Boston for the Northern Trust Open. We dish out our …
 
In this episode the boys sit down with friend of the show, James Charpentier of Mizuno Golf. We discuss how James uses the Mizuno fitting system to sell some of the sexiest irons in the game and how much the use of devices like flightscope have completely changed the way fitting a golf club is performed. We chat about his time spent at Mizuno and t…
 
The boys sit down to discuss the huge win for the California kid, Collin Morikawa, at TPC Harding Park. We breakdown the week on the west coast and Morikawa's impressive performance en route to his first major win. We talk "the big golfer" Bryson. J Day and his stellar play as of late and what this week in golf might have on tap for the future of t…
 
On this episode Pais and Parksy have a chat with DJ Roche from Lake Front Golf to discuss the launch of their new sustainable golf shoe. We chat about how the brand came to be and what the future holds for the green golfing landscape. This was a really interesting chat that really makes you think about how your footwear and apparel is made and what…
 
In this episode Pais and Parks recap the WGC in Memphis this past weekend. We discuss JT's win and how tight it was down the stretch. We touch on the fact that Brooks is clearly trending in the right direction for a possible Three-peat at the upcoming PGA Championship at Harding Park. Bryson makes a fool of himself again, and Phil and Bones may hav…
 
In this episode all the boys got the chance to not only speak with the Head Professional of Tobiano, Shannon Mcgeady, but we also got to speak in person!We had the honor of stopping by Tobiano Golf Club on the last leg of our BC trip and got to dive deep into Shannon's past while sipping a pint on the beautiful patio at the club. Shannon describes …
 
In this episode the boys breakdown the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Minnesota. We discuss the gutsy win by Michael Thompson, Finau's fully anticipated collapse, and the log jam at 3rd. We also dish out our picks for the WGC FEDEX St. Jude Invitational as well as the Barracuda Championship. AND we do all of that with special guest, Sam Lofstrand of…
 
In this episode the boys are joined by Mrs. Cassandra Meyer. Cass is a former mini tour professional and now a World Long Drive Competitor and golf influencer. She tells us about her early years in golf and her experience playing on the Jr. Ryder cup with playing partner Tony Finau. We discuss her transition from touring professional to long driver…
 
In this episode of caddie chat we are joined by Jace Walker. Jace currently loops for Canadian PGA Tour stud, Mackenzie Hughes. Jace takes us on a journey through his early years in golf and his eventual entrance into the Canadian tour and his post tour career as a caddie on the PGA Tour. We discuss the success him and Hughes have had on tour the l…
 
In Episode 55, we're joined by writer Christian TeBordo, author of the recent short story collection Ghost Engine, and novel Toughlahoma. He's the director of the creative writing program at Roosevelt University in Chicago, and a colleague and friend of recent guests Adam Levin and Kyle Beachy. You can buy his excellent books here: Ghost Engine - b…
 
In this episode the boys got to chat with the reigning U.S. Women's Amateur Champion, Gabi Ruffels. Gabi is the sister is current Korn Ferry Tour star, Ryan Ruffels and daughter to two former tennis stars. We discuss how Gabi's time is going at USC and how the coaching she has been receiving has improved her play and how she plans on taking these s…
 
In this episode the boys break down the incredible win by John Rahm at Muirfield Village at the Memorial Golf Tournament, hosted by Jack Nicklaus. With that win Rahm finally reaches the top spot on the official world golf rankings. We discuss the wild week that included Tiger continuing his streak at the Memorial due to Bryson's 10! Tony's struggle…
 
In this episode the boys sit down with the Comish of the VGT, Fraser Mulholland. We talk about how well the VGT has dealt with the restrictions due to COVID-19 and they have made a safe successful product. Fraser discusses his travels around the globe in his early years in golf and how playing in events overseas helped him form the idea for the VGT…
 
In this episode the boys have a chat with a long time friend of Parksy, Mr. Tanner Whidden. Tanner is a former Grant MacEwan graduate and was a former club pro in Fort Nelson, BC until he switched into the oil and gas industry. A few years back Tanner was diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer which left him paralyzed from the ribs down. That …
 
In this episode we discuss Bryson's win in Detroit at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and talk about how he is having such a profound effect on the game right now. We also touch on the upcoming Workday Charity Open, the first of back to back weeks at Muirfield Village, and we make our picks for the week. Enjoy the show everyone! Cheers. --- Support thi…
 
In this episode all the boys got the chance to have a talk with a local legend, Toby Hargrave. Toby was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta who decided to make the move to Vancouver when his comedy career began to kick off. He fills us in on his early years in Edmonton and then the transition him and his wife made when they finally took the plunge…
 
In this episode the boys get together to discuss the Travelers Championship as well as preview the upcoming Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. But the most important part of the episode is when we got the chance to do a quick interview with recent Vancouver Golf Tour winner, Maxim Mackenzie. Max is 12 years old and he mopped the floor with his pla…
 
In this episode the boys chat with Mackenzie Tour professional, Mr. James Allenby. James, a Langley BC native, currently is playing on the Vancouver golf tour while the Mackenzie Tour is on hiatus. He shared with us his experience on tour as well as the VGT. James also discussed his upbringing at a family owned golf course and how that sparked his …
 
In this weeks tour pod we are joined by Brady Stoddard of Platform sales agency to help us recap the RBC Heritage as well as preview the upcoming Travelers Championship in Connecticut. We also got the chance to learn a bit about Brady and his story ranging from his start in golf to being detained by I.C.E. for caddying?! Enjoy the episode! Cheers h…
 
In this episode we finally caught up with local legend Dany Sahl. Danny is originally from Sherwood Park, Alberta who went on to have a fantastic jr career which lead to a solid career on the Canadian Tour which included a win at the 2011 Syncrude Boreal Open. Danny currently loops for former world number one, Vijay Singh. After working for Mike We…
 
In this episode....well we aren't totally sure how this happened but we were lucky enough to steal some time from one of, if not the biggest radio personality in the world. Jason Ellis! This was a hilarious interview that went from his early years skateboarding, to his start in radio all the way to fighting and starting Ellismania. There are few wo…
 
In this episode Parks and Pais recap the Charles Schwab Challenge, where Daniel Berger took home the win after a star studded and eventful weekend at Colonial Country Club. We make our picks for the upcoming RBC Heritage at Harbour Town. We also got to the chance to sit down with the VP of global business development for Therabody, Mr John Polkis. …
 
In this episode the boys have a chat with the director of golf instruction from KDV Sport, Mr. Richard Woodhouse. KDV Sport is located in the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and home to many of the regions top amateur and professional golfers. Richard has been a key factor to the success of the 25 million dollar facility and golf academy. With …
 
GOLF IS BACK!! The boys finally get to sit down together and talk about some golf! The PGA Tour resumes its season at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas and we are here to break it down as well as discuss the future moving forward for the Tour. We also give out our picks for the week! Hope everyone enjoys the golf this week and enjoy…
 
In this episode the boys linked up with PGA Tour caddie, Mr. Trey Billardelo. Trey was in the controversy spotlight after he recorded a single round score of 202 in a U.S. amateur qualifier and faced consequences from not only the USGA but also the PGA Tour which lead to his suspension on the tour. Trey gave us his side of the story and how everyth…
 
In this episode Parks and Pais speak with Robert Ratcliffe. The head coach of golf Canada's national development squad. They discuss his early years growing up in South Africa and the UK and what the landscape of golf looked for him. As well as, his departure from the the MasterCard tourin Europe to Canada to pursue a career in teaching at the club…
 
In this episode, Chris and Parksy have a chat with a former guest's boss, Zack Suchar. Zack turned pro in 2009 and has bounced his way around the mini tours to the Web.com/Korn Ferry Tour and eventually gaining status on the PGA Tour, where he nearly won the 2019 Travelers Championship after coming back from 18 months of injury rehab. We got to dis…
 
In this episode the boys enjoy a Sunday morning chat with golf influencer, Mr. Blair Wheeler.The North Carolina native shared his story about how surfing, marketing and working for Hurley eventually lead him to becoming a successful golf influencer. We spoke about golf in the Carolinas, brand awareness and even went a little deep and dove into the …
 
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