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Golf Origin Stories
71 minutes | 4 days ago
Welcome to Listener/Twitter Pal Appreciation Month on Golf Origin Stories!First up is Brock Rutherford, a.k.a. @GolfingBrock on Twitter. A fun conversation about Pink Floyd, playing guitar, his apparent scholarship-worthy singing voice, walking golf courses, and when Brock fell in love with golf.Follow Brock on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Golfingbrock.And, as always, you can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube @KrisMcEwen.Thanks for listening!
64 minutes | 11 days ago
Dave Macpherson of PuttviewBooks.com
During the pandemic, Dave decided to start up a new business called PuttviewBooks.com. Leveraging the existing technology that Puttview.com has developed, he's created a way for golfers to access professional-level yardage and green books.We talk about his entrepreneurial spirit, the joy of using yardage and green books, how they're made, and his other endeavor, Golf-Hound.com.You can go search the PuttviewBooks.com database for your favorite courses here: https://puttviewbooks.com/You can follow Dave and Puttview Books on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PuttViewBooks.You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube @KrisMcEwen and can watch my newest golf course video here: https://youtu.be/kRnagqS5u-IAs always, thanks for listening!
69 minutes | 18 days ago
Pete Popovich, Host of The Golf 360 Podcast
Pete Popovich has seen some stuff! He's tried his hand at the pro game, including experiencing the introduction of the ProV1 into the sport firsthand, he's been a teacher, coach, club pro, you name it.These days he runs a website called TheGolfParadigm.com and hosts his own golf podcast called Golf 360. We talk about all of those things, as well as the grind and enjoyment of hosting and producing your own podcast. You can follow Pete on Twitter @TheGolfParadigmDon't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Golf Origin Stories! And you can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube @KrisMcEwen.
70 minutes | a month ago
David Edel of Edel Golf
David Edel of Edel Golf joins me this week to talk about his new SMS wedge that's just been released, his career in golf, the origins of his company, and the origins of his love of golf...and also Bill Murray.You should definitely check out the SMS wedge. It's quite literally a game-changer.I also have a "McEwen Does the News" about it on my youtube channel, if you want to check that out.Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a rating and review!Follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube @KrisMcEwen.Thanks for listening!
73 minutes | a month ago
Ben Lyons has covered the Oscars on the red carpet and back stage, he's reviewed movies for a living, he was Chief Content Officer for ThePlayersTribune.com, and he's been a contributor for ESPN LA. But most importantly, he loves golf. We talk about a lot of those things, his new website, FairwayClubGolf.com, as well as a few fun facts about his father, movie critic, Jeffrey Lyons.You should follow Ben on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/iambenlyons and on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/iambenlyons.You can follow me on IG at https://www.instagram.com/krismcewen, Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/krismcewen, and YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/krismcewen.Finally, give a listen to the latest Talking Golf Getaways with Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch and their guest Durell Billy, a.k.a., @BillyBogey on Instagram.
80 minutes | a month ago
This week the all-knowing golf equipment guru of GolfWRX.com, Ryan Barath, joins me on the show to talk beer, pizza, and a couple of his origin stories.Ryan is one of the most passionate people I have ever had on the show and that passion extends well beyond just the world of golf. You can (and absolutely should) follow Ryan on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/RDSBarath and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/RDSBarath.You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube at @KrisMcEwen.As always, thank you so much for listening!
72 minutes | 2 months ago
Matt Neeley of Tour Edge
The show is back with an all-new guest this week, Matt Neeley, VP of Product Development for Tour Edge Golf!Considering his age, Matt has had quite the career already within the world of golf equipment. From his first job at Adams Golf to designing clubs for Nike, and now developing some of the best equipment in the game at Tour Edge.We talk about what it was like starting a new job in the midst of a pandemic, last year's release of the Hot Launch E-series clubs, and the company's newly released Exotics 721 clubs.As I mention in the show, you should give the most recent episode of The Talking Golf Getaways podcast a listen with guest Augustin Piza. It's an amazing conversation.And, if you're into YouTube golf videos, check out my channel! We just released our first golf vlog of 2021!Thanks again for listening and don't forget to follow me on Twitter at @KrisMcEwen, on Instagram @KrisMcEwen, and on YouTube @KrisMcEwen!
53 minutes | 2 months ago
GOS From The Archives - Cassie Bausch, Cathy Harbin, and Diane Knox
It's my very first clip show!I thought as we kick-off Women's History Month, it would be a good opportunity to revisit some conversations I've had with a few of the women involved in golf that I've had on the show.Starting way back on May 5th of 2020 with my conversation with Marketing and Social Media Manager of Club Champion, Cassie Bausch. (Full episode here: Golf Origin Stories - Cassie Bausch (buzzsprout.com)).You can follow Cassie on Twitter and Instagram @GolfBandWagonerNext, Cathy Harbin, owner of Pine Ridge Golf Course, but someone who has dedicated her life to growing the game of golf. (Full episode here: Golf Origin Stories - Cathy Harbin (buzzsprout.com))And finally, Diane Knox, our conversation covered a lot of different topics, but these two clips are about how she became involved on the broadcasting side of the game and how she fell in love (after she hated it for so long) with playing golf. (Full episode here: Golf Origin Stories - Diane Knox (buzzsprout.com))
53 minutes | 2 months ago
Michael Vrska III of Asher Golf
Michael Vrska III is the second Vrska I've had on the show! Back in Season 1, I actually had his dad on the show! You can listen to that episode here.That being said, MV3 is creating his own path in the world of golf. At the age of 25, he is already the Marketing Manager for one of my favorite golf companies, Asher Golf.We talk about nicknames as a kid, the brand itself, a fun story about the release of one of their most popular releases ever, and when, how, and why he fell in love with golf.I highly recommend checking out everything AsherGolf.com has to offer, especially their golf gloves. I've been using them every season since I started playing.You can follow MV3 at @VrskatheThird1 on Twitter. You can also follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube @KrisMcEwen.Also, check out our brand new store! I have a few Golf Origin Stories t-shirts on the site and there are more things to come!Finally, if you're into golf course architecture, check out the latest Talking Golf Getaways podcast with Keith Rhebb!
65 minutes | 3 months ago
My guest this week is the Marketing and Social Media Manager for Srixon, Cleveland, XXIO, and Asics, Noelle Zavaleta!Noelle also happens to be one hell of a golfer. I know this because much of her early playing days are actually on record!We talk about her career as an amateur, going all the way back to her early-teens and into her college playing days, when she fell in love with golf, and what it's like on the marketing side to release new golf equipment to the masses.Follow Noelle on Twitter @noelleeeez and Instagram @noelleeeez.Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast for me, and (big news!) the show now has MERCH!
58 minutes | 3 months ago
Jason Hiland of Sub70 Golf
My guest this week is my good friend, Jason Hiland, founder, and owner, of Sub70 Golf. While you may already be familiar with Jason and Sub70, what you may not know is that he actually owns two other golf companies, Hurricane Golf and Diamond Tour Golf, one of which he started way back in 1995.We kick things off by discussing Sub70's upcoming Tommy Armour III iron release. How the partnership began, what it was like working with TAIII, and what it's like preparing for a new equipment release.Then we get into all of his company origins as well as his own golf origin story.You can follow Jason on Twitter @GolfSub70 and check out all of the Sub70 Golf equipment at GolfSub70.com.You can also follow me @KrisMcEwen on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. And you can check out my weekly golf show with "Dr. William Bush the Third", That Range Life: A Show Sometimes About Golf, right here.Finally, check out this week's Talking Golf Getaways episode with Keith Rhebb!Thanks again for listening!
70 minutes | 3 months ago
My guest this week has written for both Golf.com and The Golfer's Journal, is a Twitter-thread master, and just an all-around great human being.Laz and I talk about his current water-fast, his piece in the most recent edition of The Golfer's Journal titled "Life in the Front Row", his essay about race from June of 2020, and close things out talking about sitcoms and comedy television.You should definitely take some time to read Laz's Golf.com piece here: When it comes to making golf more diverse, it's time for a new approach. And if you aren't a Golfer's Journal subscriber, as a new subscriber myself, I cannot recommend it enough. It's worth every dime. In fact, it's a steal considering everything that comes with a subscription.And follow him on Twitter @Laz_Versalles. You will not regret it. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Golf Origin Stories and check out my guest appearance on the Talking Golf Getaways podcast with Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch!Thanks for listening!
59 minutes | 3 months ago
Today's guest is everyone's favorite high-kicking golfer, the one and only, PJ Koenig!PJ and I talk about his recent 15-year milestone of sobriety and how his experience with fighting alcoholism has spread into his golf life. We also talk about his jump into golf photography, the culture of golf courses, his new partnership with AboutGolf, and when and why he fell in love with the game of golf.If you aren't already, you should definitely follow PJ on Instagram @PJKoenig.As I mentioned in the show, if you want to hear me on another podcast, check out Talking Golf Getaways with Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance!Thanks for listening!
48 minutes | 4 months ago
Brendan McAuley of Chippo Golf
This week's guest is one of the co-founders of Chippo Golf, Brendan McAuley.We cover the early days of Chippo product development, when they knew Chippo was going to be a hit, and when Brendan fell in love with golf.Be sure to follow Chippo on Instagram at @ChippoGolf and keep an eye out for some new things they have in store for 2021!You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube @KrisMcEwen! Also, you should check out my interview on Talking Golf Getaways this week! As always, thanks for listening!
77 minutes | 4 months ago
You may not know who exactly Ryan Lendt is unless you're a Pearl Jam loving guitar player.Ryan is an amazing music teacher and has a YouTube channel that I (and about 55,000 others) unapologetically watch nearly every day. But, as it turns out, he also happens to be an obsessive golfer.We talk about the origins of his channel, I meet a few of his beloved pet turtles, and we discuss when, how, and why he loves golf like the rest of us.You can check out Ryan on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJuMhkMV_GWy7T7pf13w1KwAnd follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube @KrisMcEwen.Thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast for me!
68 minutes | 5 months ago
Golf Origin Stories - Matt Ginella
Does Matt Ginella really need an introduction? I mean, it's Matt Ginella.For the "season finale" of Golf Origin Stories, I have the pleasure of talking with Matt Ginella.We talk about his love of municipal golf courses, his new podcast The Fire Pit, music, what we love about the game of golf, and manifestation boards! Even his son, Bandon, makes an appearance!If you want to listen to the two episodes of The Fire Pit Matt and I discuss, you can check those out here: The Fire Pit with Matt Ginella on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Also, check out the fantastic song, "The Story", by Joe Horowitz.You can follow me @KrisMcEwen on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.You can also check out all the songs featured on Golf Origin Stories on Spotify here:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1qfIHMf2HAOdnvh8iFnDAK
63 minutes | 5 months ago
Golf Origin Stories - Patrick Mudd
Patrick Mudd is chasing his dream of becoming a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. We talk about his early days competing at a high-level and his support system to make it possible to pursue his dream...oh, and bread baking. We talk a lot about bread baking. Because it's awesome.You've been warned!Follow Patrick on Instagram and Twitter @PatrickMudd12.You can follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube @Kris McEwen and on Facebook @KrisMcEwenGolf.As always, thanks for listening!
65 minutes | 5 months ago
Golf Origin Stories - Andy Johnson
Mr. Fried Egg, himself, Andy Johnson, joins me this week on #Golf Origin Stories!We talk about the beginnings of TheFriedEgg.com, when and where his love of golf course architecture began, drones (because, why not), and when he fell in love with golf.You can follow Andy at @The_Wolk_Yoke on Twitter, as well as @The_Fried_Egg.You can find me on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube @KrisMcEwen and @KrisMcEwenGolf on Facebook.You can also check out the Golf Origin Stories Soundtrack on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1qfIHMf2HAOdnvh8iFnDAK
53 minutes | 5 months ago
Golf Origin Stories - Dan Erdman of Uther
Dan Erdman started his company, Uther, in 2016 with three golf towel designs, one of which I fell in love with and still hangs from my bag to this day.Four years and over 50 towel designs later, and Dan and I get together to talk about the origins of the company, where he gets his design inspirations, and Uther's newest offer, the AirX and Tour Iconic line of golf balls. You can check out everything Uther has to offer at UtherSupply.com and follow them on Twitter @UtherSupply and Instagram @UtherSupply.You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube @KrisMcEwen and now on Facebook at @KrisMcEwenGolf.Thanks for listening!
61 minutes | 5 months ago
Golf Origin Stories - Mat Kearney
My two favorite worlds, music and golf, collide once again this week!Mat Kearney is a singer/songwriter out of Nashville as well as an obsessed golfer just like the rest of us. As you can expect, we talk quite a bit about both subjects, covering his music and golf origin stories, his new song, "Grand Canyon" and the fantastic, golf-themed music video that goes along with it, and a bonus origin story that I can relate to regarding the spelling of his name.Check out Mat's new song and video on YouTube here: Mat Kearney - Grand Canyon (Official Music Video) and follow him on Twitter @MatKearney.You can follow me on Twitter at @KrisMcEwen, Instagram at @KrisMcEwen, and YouTube @KrisMcEwen.Thanks again for listening and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast!
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