Backspin Golf Host Matthew Laurance, 2 Undr VP of Sales & Marketing Jack Curry, & Class A Teaching Professional Perry French Join Me...

Matthew Laurance, Host of Backspin Golf, shares his thoughts on the PGA Tour's wrap around season, the Presidents Cup and if Tiger should pick himself for the team, and his recent trip to play Sweetens Cove in Tennessee. Jack Curry, VP of Sales & Marketing for the 2Undr brand updates us on their new designs for Winter and the holiday season, plus the new video shoot with Rickie Fowler. He also talks about their fabric technology that will keep you warm and free up your swing for Fall and Winter golf. Perry French, Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO Territory Manager and Class A Teaching Professional, shares tips for how you can get greater distance when it's cold outside plus talks about the new technology in their Cleveland Frontline putters that is helping 10 handicappers like Matthew Laurance make more putts and shave 5 strokes off their rounds.

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01:47:00 11/10/2019

Past Episodes

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2 time Major Champion Dottie Pepper, the only player to beat Tiger Woods twice in match play Nick O'Hern, & one of the Top Instructors and Host of A New Breed of Golf, Michael Breed, join me... Dottie Pepper became the first On-Course Commentator in Master's history. She shares the story of how that came about, plus Tiger's surprise when he saw her inside the ropes. She also tells the stories of how she was able to get into Augusta National and down Magnolia Lane to see the final round of the 1987 Masters when she was a senior at Furman. She answers the question of what the greatest round is that she's ever witnessed either as a player or commentator, and the dramatic finish from when she captured her first LPGA major championship victory at the 1992 ANA Inspiration. Nick O'Hern talks about his new book "How To Play Your Best Golf, Strategies From A Tour Pro. I also get his thoughts on players going over to the LIV Tour, what his strategy was that allowed him to beat Tiger Woods twice in World Match Play events, plus why players insist on going for the pin on 12 at Augusta National during the final round when we've seen so many of those shots wind up in Rae's Creek. Michael Breed starts out talking about his dream to play in Major League Baseball. We hear about the endowment fund he started for the men's golf team at his college alma mater in honor of his coach Ted Keller. Michael shares his experience qualifying for and then playing in the 1994 Greater Hartford Open. I also get his perspective on the LIT Tour, plus Lexi Thompson's performance at the KPMG PGA Championship.
00:00:00 7/1/2022
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In this episode, I'm joined by 3 of the Top Instructors in the game Brian Jacobs, Cindy Miller, and Nancy Quarcelino, plus the Owner of the #1 Public Course in Alabama David Pursell for Farm Links at Pursell Farms. Brian Jacobs has been named one of the Top Instructors in the state of New York. He shares his perspective on the LIV Tour and who he likes this week at the US Open. We hear about his recent 2 day school with Jason Day's former Instructor Colin Swatton. We also get a couple of playing lessons for how to square up our clubface at impact and how to get up and down from a greenside bunker. Cindy Miller was the 2010 LPGA National Teacher of the Year and is annually named one of the Top Instructors in New York. She weighs in on the LIV Tour and what would happen to the LPGA if they decided to start a Women's Tour. We talk about the emerging Legends of the LPGA Tour and get a lesson on how to fix our slice. Nancy Quarcelino is in the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals Hall of Fame. You'll hear her thoughts on the LIV Tour plus we go back in her career to hear what it was like being the Host Professional for the 1992 Sara Lee Classic on the LPGA Tour. We get a lesson for her on how to hit a high, soft pitch shot when we've short sided ourselves. Rounding out the show is the Owner of the #1 Public Course in the state of Alabama, FarmLinks at Pursell Farms, David Pursell. David shares the latest renovations they've done to the course. We learn about their new bunkers and drainage system. Plus, how David's artistic eye and Tripp Davis' design team went about renovating some of the holes, greens, and bunker locations.
00:00:00 6/18/2022
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Tour Legends Tim Simpson and Ian Baker-Finch plus Tour Caddies Paul Tesori & Kip Henley join me. Tim Simpson shares his thoughts on the LIV Tour, having to pay to use pictures of himself on his Web site, and if there is a path back to the PGA Tour for the players choosing to play there if that Tour fails. Tim also shares some tips to help us improve our mental game. Ian Baker-Finch won the Open Championship in 1991 and is now one of the best Analysts in the game. You can hear Ian as part of the CBS broadcast team. In this segment, he shares his insights and concerns about the LIV Tour. We talk about his 3 Top 10 finishes and The Masters and what allowed him to play so well there. We hear about how he taught himself the game by reading Jack Nicklaus' book "Golf My Way" and then years later playing alongside Jack in a practice round at the 1985 Open Championship at Royal St. George's. We also go back to his first PGA Tour victory at Colonial in 1989 and his big win at the 1991 Open Championship that featured a 3rd round 64 that included nine 3s on his scorecard. He followed up with opening his final round with a front nine 29 that included 5 birdies in his first 7 holes, on his way to shooting 66. Paul Tesori is the caddie for Webb Simpson. Paul shares memories from his college golf days at the University of Florida and being a part of their National Champion and back-to-back SEC Championship teams in the mid-90s. We also hear about his relationship with Vijay Singh, how he and Webb started working together, and Paul's thoughts on the LIV Tour. Kip Henley caddies on Tour for William McGirt. In this segment, Kip tells us why he hopes the LIV Tour becomes successful and how underpaid Tour players are in relation to other athletes. We go back to 2009 when he was on the bag for Brian Gay when Brian won at Habour Town by 10 strokes. Kip also talks about the important role his wife plays in his career even when he's away on Tour plus details the good and the bad sides of life as a Tour caddie.
00:00:00 6/10/2022
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LPGA Legend Jane Blalock, Top Instructor Tom Patri, the Host of Grilling at the Green Jeff Tracy, & Golf Channel Host Damon Hack Join Me... Jane Blalock updates us on the upcoming tournaments on the Legends of the LPGA Tour and Annika Sorenstam's impact of playing last year in the US Women's Senior Open. We also look back to what it was like playing on the LPGA Tour during the 1970s and '80s, her desire to start a Women's Masters Tournament, and the PGA Women's Clinics that she's a part of to help grow the game. Tom Patri shares his thoughts on Mito Pereira's collapse on the 72nd hole at the PGA Championship and on whether any shine comes off Justin Thomas' win because of how it transpired. We also hear his thoughts on whether Tiger should continue to play this year, the meteoric rise of Steven Alker on the Champions Tour, and not only is the equipment and golf ball better than it was in the 70s and 80s but also how much better course conditions are now. Jeff Tracy shares the story of how he got his start in broadcasting 30 years ago hosting The Horseman's World. He shares how golf and food started to get intertwined with his shows. He talks about working with The Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr, having a role in the Kevin Costner film The Postman, and whether he gets more satisfaction out of playing a great round of golf or barbequing the perfect rack of ribs. Damon Hack shares his thoughts on whether Jack Nicklaus' reputation is under any threat after being sued by the Nicklaus Companies. We hear which milkshake is his favorite that's being served this week at The Memorial Tournament and who he likes to win the event. I also get his thoughts on Mito Pereria and Tiger Woods, plus when or if we'll see Phil Mickelson playing this season.
00:00:00 6/2/2022
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This week I'm joined by Top Golf Course Designer Bill Bergin and 2014 Georgia PGA Teacher of the Year Kevin Roman. Bill Bergin updates us on what's going on with several of his course design and restoration projects like The McLemore, Waterfall, and Oaks Country Club, which is down the street from this week's PGA Championship at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bill gives me advice on how to play McLemore since my buddies and I are headed back there this week for our annual golf trip. McLemore is an award-winning design and the 18th hole has been named one of the Top 10 Finishing Holes in all of golf. We also hear about his experience playing in the 1984 Open Championship at St. Andrews when he finished 14th and his 3rd round 66 was tied for the best round of the tournament. Top Instructor, Kevin Roman shares his memories from playing in the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine. he talks about being paired with Matt Kuchar and Louie Oosthuizen. We also hear about the practice round he played with Louie and Rory McIlroy and how far Louie outdrove Rory. We get some great chipping tips including set-up, ball position, and club selection. Plus, how much his new Srixon ZX irons and Cleveland Golf wedges have improved his play including hitting 2 flagsticks on his approach shots during his qualifying round for the US Senior Open.
00:00:00 6/2/2022
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This week on Next on the Tee I'm joined by: Top Instructor Tom Patri, Author and former Golf Channel Producer Keith Hirshland, Golf Course Artist Linda Hartough, and Champions Tour Pro Scott Verplank... Tom Patri shares his thoughts on next week's PGA Championship, the reception Phil's fellow players may give him, whether Jason Day and Rickie Fowler are rounding back into form, plus we get tips on short iron setup and par 5 strategies. Keith Hirshland talks about the challenges of writing his latest book, Song Girl (watch out for that CT Mascaro character). We also go back to his time as the original Producer on The Golf Channel and learn about the controlled chaos of producing a live golf tournament, his pet peeves as a Producer, and how he wanted his announcers to paint the picture versus describing what we could see for ourselves on TV. Linda Hartough talks about being the commissioned artist for Augusta National, the USGA, and the R&A. We hear about her paintings of the 13th hole at Augusta National plus courses like Southern Hills, Bethpage Black, and The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. Scott Verplank shares his memories of playing in the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills, the site of this year's PGA. The '07 tournament was played in August in heat that averaged 100 degrees each day. He talks about trying to survive that heat and being in the final pair with Tiger Woods in the 3rd round. We also talk about his success in the 1985 Walker Cup, the 2002 and 2006 Ryder Cups, the upcoming Regions Tradition which is a major on the Champions Tour, broadcasting at next week's PGA Championship, plus a whole lot more.
00:00:00 6/2/2022
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In this episode I'm joined by one of the Top Golf Course Photographers on the planet Evan Schiller, former PGA Tour Pro now sought after putting guru Dave Stockton Jr., the President of the Golf Heritage Society Dr. Bern Bernacki, and LPGA Top 50 Instructor and the Director of Instruction at Bethpage State Park, Megan Younkman. Evan Schiller shares stories from his days photographing Augusta National for the annual Journal. We hear some behind the scenes stories from his time on property. We also hear about his experience playing in the 1986 US Open, plus photographing iconic courses like Royal County Down and Old Head. Dave Stockton Jr. tells why Friars Head is his favorite course, memories from winning the 1993 Connecticut Open and partnering with Dottie Pepper in the 1995 JC Penney Classic. We also get a tip on how to better read the green. Dr. Bern Bernacki catches us up on all the things happening this year at the Golf Heritage Society. We also hear about some of the historic courses in Western Pennsylvania and the exploding golf memorabilia industry. Megan Younkman talks about the importance of young players being well-rounded athletes. We also hear about what it's like for average golfers to take on Bethpage Black, plus tips for fixing our slice and hitting better chip shots.
00:00:00 6/2/2022
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In this episode of Next on the Tee I'm joined by 2019 Champions Tour Player of the Year Scott McCarron, one of the all-time great PGA Professionals Bob Ford, Actor turned ESPN Radio Host Matthew Laurance, and Edel Golf's Chief Marketing Officer Chris Koske joined me. Scott McCarron talks about his driving distance now versus when he first joined the PGA Tour. We also hear about the back-to-back majors they have coming up on the Champions Tour, dealing with missing 1 foot putts, and how to have a winning mindset vs. playing not to lose. Bob Ford is in several hall of fames including the PGA Professional Hall of Fame and he was recognized with the Bob Jones Award for his great contributions in the game. Bob was also the Head Golf Professional for several decades at both Oakmont Country Club and Seminole Golf Club. We hear several of his memories from both clubs plus his thoughts on the Saudi League and his stories about playing with Arnold Palmer. Matthew Laurance shares memories from his very first commercial and the number of cigarettes they smoked during the filming of Eddie & the Cruisers. We also hear his thoughts on The Masters, Tiger's performance, and his experience playing Harbor Town Golf Links. Chris Koske takes us through their Golf Award-winning putters and wedges. We hear about how far off most of us are with aiming our putters, plus their elaborate fitting process that will help us make more putts and hit our wedges much closer to the hole.
00:00:00 4/27/2022
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Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Eric Johnson shares his thoughts on The Masters, what we learned about Scottie Scheffler, did Tiger come back too soon, and Cam's bad swing at a bad time.
00:27:20 4/16/2022
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One of my favorite people to talk to, Frank Nobilo, joins me in this segment of the show. Franks talks about what he saw while broadcasting this year's Masters Tournament. We hear about Tiger's performance, Rory electrifying the patrons on Sunday, if Rory can carry that over to next year's Masters, Frank's memories of playing Southern Hills, the site of this year's PGA Championship, and how this generation of players compares to the players of the '60s & '70s.
00:24:08 4/16/2022

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