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Golf Pod Kentucky
71 minutes | Oct 2, 2021
Episode 32 - Chris Mascaro
The host of the Next on the Tee and Thursday Night Tailgate podcasts, Chris Mascaro, joins the GHK podcast for a spirited conversation about golf. Included within it are hot takes about the year in golf, how Chris found success in his current role, which of his guests have been most fascinating to speak with, and general joys of the game.
55 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Episode 31 - An Oral History of the 2008 Ryder Cup
This episode is something different! In honor of it being Ryder Cup week, take a step back in time to 13 years ago in the September of 2008 when Kentucky hosted the Ryder Cup for the first time with Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville being the venue. It marked the first time since 1999 the United States won the trophy and is still just the second most-recent American victory leading into Whistling Straits. Enjoy re-living the sounds, emotions and nostalgia of arguably the greatest week in the history of Kentucky golf. Legal notes: All sound bites courtesy of the PGA of America's "The 2008 Ryder Cup: America's Victory at Valhalla" Background music courtesy of Aesthetic Music on YouTube.
46 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Episode 30 - Dawes Marlatt, PGA
Dawes Marlatt, PGA Senior Director of Education/Talent Development joins the podcast from Frisco, home of the PGA of America's new Headquarters. Dawes discusses the benefits of a career in the golf industry, the appeals of PGA Membership, his journey to success, and off-the-course topics like the Seattle Seahawks and ironman competitions.
35 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Episode 29 - John Ballard, CGCS
Valhalla Golf Club's Head Superintendent John Ballard, CGCS joins the podcast to discuss all things grass. He documents the turf refresh currently taking place at his facility, how he fell in love with his line of work as a superintendent, the unique elements that shape the way he has approached working at the different golf courses he has, and working the PGA of America's premier championships.
75 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Episode 28 - Andrew & Sara Stephens, PGA
The 2021 Kentucky PGA Professional champion, Andrew Stephens, and the 2020 Kentucky Women's PGA Professional champion, Sara Stephens, join the podcast for a lively discussion on golf and non-golf topics. On the golf front, their backgrounds in the game and the story of how Stephens Golf Center came to be are among the topics of conversation. Non-golfing related topics include which sports teams Andrew dislikes the most and what Sara's biggest fear is.
32 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Episode 27 - Jensen Castle
The 2021 U.S. Women's Amateur champion is on the podcast as the University of Kentucky's Jensen Castle relives her victory earlier this month in New York. In addition to everything that happened before, during and after that tournament, Jensen provides background info on how she got into golf, decided on attending UK, and what's on her mind golf-wise this college golf season and beyond.
47 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Episode 26 - Kim Kincer, LPGA
Kim Kincer, LPGA is the Director of Eastern Kentucky University's PGA Golf Management program and joins the podcast to discuss her career at EKU and before she ended up in Richmond. She and Ethan discuss the impact of EKU's program, how the golf industry can continue to grow, plus the benefits it offers.
29 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
Episode 25 - J.B. Williams (again!)
Two weeks ago, J.B. Williams came on here to talk about being a two-time Kentucky Open champion. Well, he's won it for the third time in a row making history in the process. So he's back! J.B. looks back on the week that was at Persimmon Ridge and what's to come for him going forward as the first player to ever win the tournament three straight years.
34 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
Episode 24 - Steve Shafer, PGA
The Host Professional of this week's Kentucky Open hops on for this episode. Steve discusses the history of Persimmon Ridge, how he expects the golf course to play and key holes that might affect how the tournament shakes out. Steve also talks about his background as a PGA Member and the life of being in a marriage with two PGA Professionals alongside his wife Kim.
40 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Episode 23 - J.B. Williams
Before he goes for a Kentucky Open three-peat at Persimmon Ridge, J.B. Williams hops on the podcast. The 2019 and 2020 Kentucky Open winner talks about his victories at Kearney Hill and Triple Crown, his professional career thus far beyond those victories, the pathway he took to becoming a successful player, and what he's expecting from Persimmon Ridge on July 27-29.
45 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Episode 22 - Ryan French (Monday Q Info)
The Twitter sensation Monday Q Info, known in real life as Ryan French, is on the podcast! Ryan and Ethan profile several Kentuckians who have become cult followings for golf fans nationwide based on their Monday Qualifier track records, the upcoming Barbasol Championship and its Monday Qualifier, and more! Be sure to keep tabs with coverage of the Barbasol Monday Qualifier on Twitter from both Golf House Kentucky and Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1).
65 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
Episode 21 - Gregory Mack, Jr.
Gregory Mack, Jr. didn't have golf on his radar much when he was a child, or during his time with the Marines. Then he got involved with PGA HOPE in Kentucky and everything changed. Now, he's a staunch advocate of the game who participated in the PGA HOPE Secrtary's Cup at Valhalla Golf Club. Mack goes into detail about all of these things and more, including what needs to continue to happen to make golf more inclusive for people of color.
27 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
Episode 20 - J.M. Butler
Fresh off winning the Clark's Pump-N-Shop Kentucky Amateur with a new championship record, J.M. Butler discusses how it feels to be the 2021 State Am victor in this recap of the tournament. He and Miles recount how Audubon played and discuss their takeaways from a historic edition of this event. J.M. also touches on his freshman year with the Auburn Tigers, what he learned from year 1 of college golf, playing against fellow Kentuckians in SEC tournaments, plus what's on his radar in the months to come.
40 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Episode 19 - Alex Goff
The reigning Clark's Pump-N-Shop Kentucky Amateur champion, Alex Goff, joins the podcast on the eve of the 107th edition of the championship. Alex reminiscies on his win at Lexington Country Club in 2020, what it meant to him, and the momentum it spurred for his fall season at UK. Alex also elaborates on what brought him from North Carolina to Kentucky, what's in store for him this summer, and how he's looking to improve both personally and as a teammate before the next college golf season.
38 minutes | May 28, 2021
Episode 18 - Eric Gilliland, PGA
In advance of the 107th Clark's Pump-N-Shop Kentucky Amateur at Audubon Country Club, the facility's Head Golf Professional, Eric Gilliland, PGA joins us for a discussion on Audubon's history. With that, Eric walks listeners through some of the key holes and what elements will dictate which players find success during the tournament on June 15-17. Beyond golf, Eric discusses his history with colon cancer and the work he and his staff have done to raise awareness about the disease, including Eric's work with the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. To learn more online about Eric's work which is referred to during the episode, please click here.
46 minutes | May 21, 2021
Episode 17 - Keith Reese, PGA
With it being PGA Championship week, it's fitting to have Keith Reese, PGA General Manager at Valhalla Golf Club join the pod. Keith talks about Valhalla's roots and how it became the site of the PGA of America's premier championships, his memories of the 1996, 2000 and 2014 PGA Championships plus the 2008 Ryder Cup, and what's in store for Valhalla in advance of this year's Girls Junior PGA Championship along with the 2024 PGA Championship. This is also the first episode where media intern Miles Parroco will be joining as a guest host this summer
60 minutes | May 13, 2021
Episode 16 - Kerry Haigh
Kerry Haigh, the PGA of America's Chief Championships Officer, joins the pod for an in-depth conversation on his career that spans all of the PGA of America's national tournaments. That includes the PGA Championship, so Kerry provides insight on how to "build" a golf tournament at Kiawah Island and what folks can expect from this year's PGA Championship. Kerry also talks about staging tournaments at Valhalla Golf Club and what the process is like getting championships setup at the Louisville facility.
36 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Episode 15 - Bill Coomer, PGA
The organization's long-time Director, Amateur-Professional Competitions retires today (April 30th), but not before making an appearance on the podcast. Bill revisits his days before GHK, how Kentucky golf has changed throughout his quarter-century of service, and what lies ahead for him in retirement. For a written tribute on Bill, check out the "Farewell, Bill" story now up on www.kygolf.org.
41 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Episode 14 - Josh Griffin, PGA
Josh Griffin, PGA Assistant Golf Professional at Wildwood Country Club was recently honored as the Kentucky Section's Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. Now, he joins the podcast for a discussion on various aspects of the golf industry. Among these is the PGA Golf Management program at Eastern Kentucky University, why folks should consider a career in golf, advice for those trying to work their way up in the industry, and his life at Wildwood.
37 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Episode 13 - Emma Talley
In advance of the inaugural Emma Talley Tradition at Bowling Green Country Club, one of the top golfers Kentucky has produced in recent history, Emma Talley herself, joins the podcast to discuss her newfound partnership with Golf House Kentucky and the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour. In addition, some of the most notable tournaments from Emma's golfing history are discussed, as is her career on the LPGA Tour and how the LPGA as a business and entertainment product stands.
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