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Traveling Golfer Podcast
37 minutes | a month ago
Where Golf & History Stroll Hand in Hand: Kingsmill Resort Virginia
America’s first settlers landed here. The Ladies of the LPGA play here. Pocahontas strolled where the fairways now are. The PGA Tour called it home for over 20 years, long after George Washington and Thomas Jefferson had moved on. Join us with Kingsmill guests James Gelfand VP Sales and Tim McArthur Golf Sales Mgr. on this golf & historical visit and you could win your own monumental journey to Williamsburg Virginia.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Saddlebrook Resort: That Home Away From Home Feeling
A Gazillion Gallons of Water and that’s before you get to the courses. Join us at this iconic Florida Resort with Golf Sales Manager Pat Farrell, just north of Tampa. Two, Arnold Palmer designed courses, world class tennis academy, activities galore spread over 480 acres, a Super Pool and over 500 condo units to call home for short or long stays.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
Amazing Thailand A Safe Haven for Golfers
If you have to quarantine it might as well be at a golf resort – RIGHT! Thailand has gone above and beyond to make it possible for the safe return of visitors. For golfers you can quarantine, play golf and more. When the 14 days are up, you are FREE to move around the country. Beyond golf there are special packages available to explore this bucket list destination. Join us as we explore the Land of Smiles, it’s beaches, food and of course golf!
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Golf With Attitude Directs Team Canada of Disabled Golfers
Todd Keirstead has been known for years as one of Canada’s top golf instructors. Golf Channel recognizes him as one of the best Trick Shot Artists in the world and he was hand picked to work side by side with Prince Harry as Toronto hosted the 2017 Invictus Games. Todd’s vision through trick shots provides us with insight into how he is able to empower individuals to get involved in the game of golf. Join us as Todd tells us about plans to bring the greatest of Canada’s disabled golfers to compete on the world stage!
55 minutes | 3 months ago
Golfing in Thailand
Of course, we went for the golf, but there is so much more! Playing golf with knowledgeable female caddies is a treat in itself. Golf journalists, Rob Longley (Toronto Sun), Jeff Thoreson (Golf Styles), and Brian Weis of Midwest Golfing share their 13-day experience from Bangkok’s roof top bars, a train ride – Bridge Over the River Kawi - discovering food treasures including making our own in Hua Hin and the infamous night life of Pattaya – what happens in Thailand stays in Thailand! All courtesy of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and golf tour operator Golf Asian.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
2020 YOU CAN’T LEAVE SOON ENOUGH. The marketing department at BOYNE Golf are looking ahead, Director of Golf Sales and Marketing Ken Griffen shares insight into surviving 2020 and special offers for 2021. They are ready to take your 2021 booking now! Why should you consider Boyne? This is Michigan’s Premier Golf Destination -10 courses, many are award winners, 3 resorts all within an hour of each other and the beautiful lakeside city of Petoskey, MI for a little something different. They will be ready to welcome you SAFELY!
40 minutes | 4 months ago
Tour Edge / Golf Trends
WELCOMING SPONSORS to the Traveling Golfer! The fastest growing company in golf, Tour Edge Golf, is embarking on their largest new product launch ever. Vice President John Craig provides insight into the Hot Launch 521 Series. The E Series line features the Houdini Sole so even our co-host Mike can get out of trouble. Don Heazel, President of Golf Trends Inc. - Canada’s premier golf product distributor including Tour Edge, provides insight into other products that we will profile: Bag Boy, Sure Shot and Vigor Eyewear to name a few. Plenty of give-a-ways throughout the upcoming year – stay tuned. And then we go to the wine cellar!
30 minutes | 4 months ago
Golf’s Little Big Town – Santee, South Carolina
Quali-TEE, Proximi-TEE and Affordabili-TEE That is how a Town of 880 residents become such a BIG TOWN for golf! Over 80,000 golfers visit annually! 3 courses, over a dozen accommodations properties all within a mile of each other, add another 14 courses to the mix, within a 45-minute drive. Join us with Bill Clark owner of Clark’s Inn & Restaurant whose family established the landmark business in 1946. Southern Living twice now has recognized Clarks’ as a must stop and we think so too!
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Augusta, Georgia - Year-Round Golf Destination
Golfers generally only think of this place for about 2 weeks of the year not realizing that it is a best kept secret as a year-round golf destination. Augusta, Georgia, YES home of the Masters and Augusta National which you probably won’t get on to, but there is so much great golf in and around Augusta and just across the Savannah River in Aiken, South Carolina. Join us with President and CEO of the Augusta CVB as we give you some insight into the golf and things to do in the region.
29 minutes | 6 months ago
Ocean City, Maryland
If Ocean City, Maryland is not on your radar, it should be. An easy drive from almost anywhere in the Eastern USA and for Canadians half the drive to Myrtle Beach. With its boardwalk setting along the Atlantic Ocean, great golf is just the beginning. 17 breathtaking courses, a number which are nationally ranked. Join us with our special guest Walter Brooks, COO of Ocean City Golf Getaway as we touch on the courses, amazing seafood, dining, the boardwalk experience, some horse racing history and sunsets with wild ponies on Assateague Island.
30 minutes | 8 months ago
South Carolina’s Hidden Gems - UNCOVERED Not where You Might Think!
Not all the great golf is along the Coast. Stay & Play for a lot less too! Rick Saucier owner of Golf Packages of SC and long time State resident guides us through the 4 regions of the Mountains to Midlands Golf Alliance. Snuggle up next to Augusta National in Aiken, cast a line after your round in majestic Lake Murray, tee it high and let if fly in the Upcountry’s Blue Ridge Mountains or indulge in the vibrant Charlotte suburb - Rock Hill. Wine this week is a steal you might say! Exploring some of the offerings of Three wine loving Thieves.
41 minutes | 8 months ago
America’s Next Great Golf Destination has ARRIVED Branson Missouri
The live entertainment capital of the in America is now one of America’s bucket list golf destinations. Payne’s Valley the first Tiger Woods public course makes it 5 courses overlooking the Ozarks at Big Cedar Lodge. Kirk Elmquist, VP of Explore Branson helps guide us around another 5 courses within Branson with a sampling of entertainment and attractions before taking us out to explore Big Cedar and all of its offerings. Some interesting Pinot Noirs come out of the wine cellar before we are all done.
36 minutes | 9 months ago
“The Home of American Golf”
The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area has a history in golf unlike any other place in the country. Join us with Phil Werz, President of the CVB as we explore a destination in North Carolina 30 plus courses, many world-class courses, resorts, dining, shopping and more. A site that has hosted both U.S Opens, and U.S. Women’s Opens – once back to back in the same year. Chilean, Carmenere in the Wine Cellar you to discover. Grab a glass, sit back and enjoy.
38 minutes | 9 months ago
Tour Edge In My Bag
Maybe it should be in yours too! We explore the club line that is making a splash on PGA Tours with Golf Trends President Don Heazel who will tell you that Pound For Pound it is the best! We protect your valuable tools in travel with Bag Boy Travel Covers and insight into some fashionable eyewear with Vigor Sunglasses. The Wine Cellar revisits with some Aussie reds and some naughty thinking Californians! Pour yourself a glass and listen in.
28 minutes | 9 months ago
Staying close to home, for some of us anyway, in the show you can almost .…Hear the roar of the Niagara Falls as we explore 3 outstanding Niagara Parks golf courses, with Kim Viney Sr. Dir of Bus. Development for the Parks. Talk a bit about Stay and Play in a rejuvenated Niagara Falls and “wine” our way to the quaint town of Niagara on the Lake and it’s distinctive wineries, restaurants, shopping and so much more.
34 minutes | 9 months ago
3 Resorts, 10 Golf Courses all within an hour of each other in Northern Michigan. Join us with guest Ken Griffin, Dir. Of Sales & Marketing for Boyne Golf as we tee it up over scenic bluffs and the shores of majestic Lake Michigan. It is not called America’s Summer Golf Capitol for nothing. Also – Need to take some mystery out of shopping for wine – Listen in!
40 minutes | 9 months ago
French Lick Resort in Southern Indiana
Next stop is the iconic French Lick Resort in Southern Indiana with Director of PR Branden Sweeney, we explore two historic hotels, one of the oldest Donald Ross courses in America, plus bucket list Pete Dye Course. Did you know that Tomato Juice was invented at French Lick? Are you aware of Indiana’s Pete Dye Golf Trail? A 2nd Bucket List course with 4 holes inside the Indy 500 Racetrack? We are in Larry Birds hometown and here it’s only natural to switch from wine to Bourbon. Listen in!
30 minutes | 9 months ago
Canada’s Capital Region, Ottawa
First up, we are talking with Ottawa based Flagstick Media editor and co-publisher Scott McLeod about golf in Canada’s Capital Region, Ottawa, ON, with its vibrant downtown and surrounding golf courses, a key stop at The Brookstreet Hotel with Robert Trent Jones' The Marshes Golf Club right next door. We'll also make a stop in Claudio's wine cellar and talk a little Amarone. Visit www.travelinggolfer.net
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