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.