Fresh, funny discussions about the world of golf from the guys at www.nolayingup.com
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. Negativity Podcast - Every episode is just a constant LIV Golf bashing. Nit-pick everything wrong with how CBS and NBC broadcast each tournament. Just way too much negativity for me, I get you have to cover LIV because it’s a big topic in the golf world currently. It gets very old and redundant every episode when they begin to talk about LIV and you know it’s going to be a - rant of what’s wrong with LIV and the players in it. Like we get it! Move on and talk more about the good in the game of golf.
2. Best pro golf pod - I found NLU just by searching and sampling some other golf pods. These guys have their fingers on the pulse of the pro golf scene and churn out solid regular content. They also have increasingly impressive access to some of the most interesting pros in the game and do an amazing job in interviews. The squad is a bunch of basic white bros but they’re not without their charm, and I find myself loving the personalities play off each other. Grab a beer and unwind after a Sunday finish to hear some great and entertaining golf talk.
3. Rinse wash repeat as of late. - Seems to be the same as of late. I try so hard to want to listen to them lately but just the we hate LIV and you’re with us or against us period, no other options as of late is tiresome. Love the Strapped, and Tourist Sauce they do but at this point there’s enough anger in the everyday to look for a golf podcast with even more of it in hopes of getting the bits or jokes of past they did so well.
4. A bit too negative - Love the podcast! I have been a listener for years. My only complaint is that it feels like the guys are burnt out as golf fans. They focus on the negatives in pro golf (the coverage, the lack of personality, the boring courses) a disproportionate amount in my opinion. My favorite aspects of the show are when they are actually talking about the golf being played, not about how the whole pro golf system isn’t great. Over the past few months, the negativity on the show has made me actually want to stop watching golf. I get that it can be a boring watch sometimes, but it’s not a good sign for a podcast to turn me off from watching the sport that it covers. I still listen to the show because I love the perspectives these guys have as golf fans; I just wish they wouldn’t put as much time toward the negative parts of the game.
5. Best Golf pod out there - I’ve tried listening to multiple other golf podcasts before but none of them stuck. Finally finding these guys on YouTube and getting to know their personalities, it made it easy to add their podcast to my rotation and enjoy their golf takes and recaps over the pga season. Love these guys
6. Pathetic… - …An old womanizer, drug addict, drunk, and failed daredevil driver (clearly your kinda despot) finished T- at -under in his host event and you Girls are stumbling all over yourselves with Bleep Shovel Spin and outright lies. Your belly buttons have been puckering and unpuckering with collective obedience and glee ever since Your Boss announced he was playing Riveria. You’d gladly have carried him in your arms to protect his self-destroyed leg for all holes; Solly would have dropped to his knees and spit-shined his shoes at every tee box. You overlooked the cheap waitresses, the used barmaids, and the Vegas call girls. You ignored the drugs and the baths of booze. You denied the drunken, high-speed fool’s drive. Ladies, golf existed long before this fool. The game will be around long after he’s gone.
7. LPGA - Love the LPGA coverage. I have gravitated to watching this tour over PGA or the DP. I never thought I would say it but they are much more entertaining . As a year old white guy I find their games are more relatable and honestly they are very attractive Not to mention they can play. I don’t care what course you play they shoot and six under routinely. Love the coverage and keep it up.
8. Good, not great - This podcast is decent and I have listened many times, and it has brought me a lot of entertainment. However, it’s like rd or th on my golf podcast depth chart. My primary criticism is it’s just incredibly negative. It’s constantly bashing the broadcast, the golf course, the tour, the schedule, this player or that player, this shot sucked, this broadcaster is bad, so-and-so is an idiot… A podcast is naturally going to be critical of what it covers, but these guys just seem to hate on everything. They also have a lot of dumb inside jokes that aren’t really that funny and it detracts from the substance of their conversation — they are clearly friends, and friends will have silly banter, but I’m not boys with them, so I don’t connect with it. I enjoy their analysis but get distracted by them trying to get cute with their sarcasm and turns of phrase, and feel like they just hammer on stuff constantly. Wish they’d stop trying to compete for who can have the funniest one liner and who can be too smart and sophisticated for the tour’s product on a given weekend.
9. Husband loves y’all but please fix the sound - My husband loves your podcast, so stars for bringing him joy. However, I hope y’all can fix the sound. Some of you speak so quietly, so he cranks up the sound in the car. Then, when a loud talker comes on, we’re blasted with that voice. Please make the sound level more consistent. Again, thanks for being one of my husband’s fave podcasts!
10. Not the same - Used to love this podcast. So much fun banter and unique, funny takes on golf in all forms. Ever since LIV came out it’s gone downhill fast. Every episode is % the guys regurgitating the same LIV talk and takes over and over and over. I can’t listen to it anymore because the conversation is so tired and repetitive. Stop beating the dead horse and go back to what made it fun…please
11. UPDATE (//): Flaws got worse, and divisiveness directed at audience have sunk this effort - UPDATE (//): I am completely done with this podcast. Over the course of this year in particular, the quality that existed has fallen off a cliff. I began wondering from episode to episode if any of the hosts still actually liked golf anymore. What used to be an annoyance in the Schuster brothers got worse; Tron's act became even more obnoxious than before. The others that I liked all got progressively worse. Randy seems more "checked out" than ever, to the point that I wonder if he even cares about anything when he's on. DJ has become a full-out enabler of the awful takes and slams on the audience. Soly has turned from being a decent host/interviewer to the originator of a drinking game as he's become a one-note, "strokes gained" parrot. Their fatal flaw, though, has grown in tandem with the start of LIV; that is, that they've turned on a large portion of their audience by getting political and slamming anyone and everyone who might be open-minded on the LIV vs. PGA battle into a "troll" and MAGA nut. Despite their constant protestations that they're being even-handed, they're fully anti-LIV. That would be OK if they weren't constantly dishonest about their balance. I don't know that their evolved stance on LIV and politics were one in the same, but the fact that they developed together can't help but be ignored. At any rate, they've become another obnoxious, unappealing platform to try to engage on a topic of interest (in this case, golf). They likely won't care, as they've already unfairly labeled me before even writing this updated review. ORIGINAL REVIEW (/): I have enjoyed this podcast for a few years now. It’s a bit of a “bro-fest” with all their inside lingo, but not as obnoxious as other similar sports podcasts. The content is always solid, both in the Sunday recaps and the midweek long-form interviews. Soly, DJ, and Big Randy are good, knowledgeable, and funny. The new addition of Cody this week is very welcome; he seems a good fit with these three and is showing some different, good insight already. The biggest flaw has always been the Schuster brothers; Tron is thoroughly obnoxious, and Neil is even worse just because he doesn’t bring anything to the table in terms of golf or any other topic. Less is definitely more with the two of them.
Welcome to the Hack It Out Golf podcast! Every week Mark Crossfield, Lou Stagner and Greg Chalmers cover a variety of topics that will help you play better golf. Grab your favorite drink and pull up a chair!
Release date: 2023-03-04
1. Best of the Best - If you like golf and you like to be entertained then this is a MUST listen.
Three different perspectives by a Tour Pro, a Teaching Pro and Statistics Pro and together they make a fantastic podcast that they can take on a comedy tour. You will learn a lot about golf, if you don’t it is your fault.
2. Mark loves the sound of his voice - Sometimes they hit on interesting topics. The problem is that mark can’t get out of the way to let conversations evolve and grow. Mark is the classic guy who just wants to say what he wants to say and is a poor conversationalist; and a worse interviewer. He talks over others, not letting them finish their point, I had to give the pod up. I like lou and he can provide some interesting statistical nuggets.
3. Phil under the Bus - Love the show and glad you covered Phil at the st LIV event. Why not? What does he have to lose? I assume if he keeps promoting the LIV, the ban from the PGA Tour will not be rescinded. Also, I think the PGA Championship is separate and independent of the PGA Tour. As is the USGA, who runs the USOpen. Will he be at the Country Club? Same for the Masters, it is an invitational and they determine the field. Just because he is a past champion, does not guarantee an invitation. It is a tradition, not a certainty. Thanks Michael Duranko GolfToons & Golfer’s Almanac
4. Trying to like it - I love Lou and Scott and the other guests, but I find Mark Crossfield insufferable. He seems to only want to hear himself speak in spite of presenting questions to the other guys. He interrupts. He speaks over people. Repeats himself and goes on and on. This is obviously a preference and subjective, and I may be the only one to think that. Who knows. Lots of great topics are covered in this podcast, but I can’t even get through one anymore.
5. It was star before today - I love this podcast but today Lou was over the top. Lou did his best to berate, badger and bully. It was painful. Good luck with guests for the show in the future. I can’t imagine wanting to be on a podcast with Lou. Mark, I love everything you do. You’re great on the Podcast and YouTube. Thanks.
6. Perfect Ratios - This review reflects their latest episode only. I love this podcast but the latest episode with John Spitzer was nothing but Lou trying to get a “gotcha” moment time after time.
I was waiting for Lou to ask John, “Why do you hate puppies, babies and America?”.
Please, no more episodes like this.
7. The best! - Hands down the best golf podcast going. Refreshing and enlightening to listen to golf opinion that’s actually substantiated by data and facts vs cliches and baseless anecdotes. I’m extremely saddened to hear Scott won’t be back next season, but I’ve full confidence in Mark and Lou (and the occasional Scott guest appearance) to keep the quality content coming. One request: an equipment discussion with Tony Covey as a guest!
8. Awesome st Season - Congratulations to Mark, Lou, and Scott on finishing a fantastic first season. I’m gonna miss hearing Scott’s rants next season, but judging by the past (!) episodes, Mark and Lou will have no trouble carrying the podcast next year. You guys strike a nice balance between self-help for us average Joe’s and discussions of what’s happening on the pro tours. Bravo guys!
9. Arrogant, misinformed, and myopic, this pod isn’t worth your time. - Scott Fawcett once said that he could no longer enjoy the game when he lost yards and was now only hitting it instead of … Imagine how shallow your appreciation and enjoyment of the game must be to say the above statement. It’s unfathomable. Lou is a sabermetrics nerd who wears long sleeve compression shirts under his polo and thinks that firm conditions only affect proximity to the hole by foot over soft conditions. Talk about an inability to see that the data is flawed and unrepresentative. Mark is well known on YouTube for endlessly complaining to his playing partners about how he used to be a better player but now sticks to bad analogies and just parroting the takes of Lou and Scott. Overall, these guys don’t care that golf at the highest level is becoming more and more of a tedious, one-dimensional, slog. They just want to see “ball hit far.” Don’t waste your time with them.
10. Real golf knowledge, digestible and entertaining. Great Value. - One of the most knowledgeable/entertaining golf podcasts available. Disprove all the old cliches and listen to real data talk. Relatable. Informative. I use their studies all the time to improve how I caddie at one of the world’s greatest golf destinations. This show is a must listen for any golf fan.
11. Next Level Golf Insights with a sitting at the bar vibe - Fun listen for all who love the sport. Great balance of statistical insight and a bit of humor. The three hosts complement each other well. I started listening because of Scott and how much I enjoyed Decade foundations ( and now elite stats entry ). I enjoy golf more and achieve more on the course as a result. I can’t thank you enough! Mark and Lou round out the discussions at a very high level.
"Fore Play" is a weekly podcast by common golfers, for common golfers. Trent, Riggs, Frankie, Dan Rapaport, and their wide variety of guests talk about everything golf like normal folks sitting at a bar watching coverage, venting about the game's difficulties, and weighing in on pro gossip. Your classic golf addicts, the "Fore Play" crew brings a young, unique voice to the rapidly-evolving game, discussing freely and openly everything golf. There is nothing like it. You can find every episode o...
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. Too many ads - The first episode had ads in the first mins. Near the beginning of this episode they announce one of their weekly features. They talk about tour players and why they like or hate them. It's like they are just trying to be critical. Who cares about their opinion?! I was somewhat interested in hearing their weekly interview but the high number of interruptions for ads frustrated me enough that I shut it down.
2. Left Handers Are People Too - I miss Lurch. For those of us that love the “Aint No Hobby” gear, it was disappointing to see that lefties have been excluded from being able to buy the golf glove being sold. We’re people too, guys. I’m particularly disappointed in Frankie (for obvious reasons).
3. Drivel - What is the point of this podcast? Came here in search of golf content, but it’s clearly lacking. Every discussion feels like a late-night, beer-fueled college dorm room bull session—and I love drinking beer! Things I don’t care about: Islanders hockey, Dan Rapaport’s opinion on anything, Frankie’s handicap. I don’t know why any of these guys are famous outside of golf and this podcast, so why would I care to hear their opinions on anything other than golf? Finally, it’s in line, not online. How is this even up for debate? The lack of intellect here is depressing. This is a real organic review by the way, not one that one of these clowns begged for on the podcast.
There's no such thing as a 3 shot par 5
Release date: 2023-03-05
1. Fav Trap Draw! - I am not a review writer even though I listen to a lot of pods, read quite a few books…but I just listened to a Trap Draw Big Randy did with Stephen Proctor about his recent book. I am a Club Golf Professional, have been been for over years and consider myself a true lover of the game. I must say that I greatly enjoy so much of the things the NLU guys do because they go to places, and talk to people that stir your gut…really bring you back to why I love the game so so much! I am going to immediately get the Proctor book! Even I wasn’t aware just how good the Scottish and English players were at the start of the th century….can’t wait to read it! Well done BR!
2. Great Special Features Pod from the NLU Multiverse - Really fun and intriguing deep dives into local flavor, special interest stories, and the ever-concerning choke points from the No Laying Up boys. Probably a good idea to get into the main NLU podcast first to get acquainted with Big Randy’s and TC’s schticks. “Trap Draw” is fun and delightfully informative. Thanks for the great work, Big & Tron! H-E-B rules.
3. Goliath episode - Enjoyed episode of macro level of business monopolies and who they are today! Historical monopolies of the ’s do not fit in the same mold of the representatives of today Facebook (Meta), Google, Amazon , Apple, etc. China’s influence on some of theses companies has made them rich. Discussion on Politics,Crypto are well worth the listen. Not boring listen!! Thanks for the different fresh topic, do love Golf!
4. Is this supposed to be golf podcast? - The Maine episode was the worst excuse for a golf podcast ever. There is more discussion of grocery stores than golf courses. No discussion of Maine golf at all, no discussion of Falmouth Country Club, which is the location of this week’s Korn Ferry Tournament. The guys clearly mailed this one in. The guest grew up in Maine but probably never played golf in Maine. Last Trap Draw podcast that I’ll waste my time on.
5. Need To Do More Research? - For someone as politically inclined as big Randy I was really sad to hear such a side step about the situation in Israel. If you want to include world events and politics in your podcast, that is great. I’m all for it. But in what moon man universe do you need to “do more research” to have an opinion about what is happening in Israel right now? Hamas is firing rockets at their own people.
Hamas is firing rockets at Israel.
Hamas is killing Palestinians.
Hamas is killing Israelis.
Hamas has been firing rockets into civilian areas for days, killing Palestinian men women and children. Killing Israeli men women and children. Hamas is a terrorist organization. Hamas has made it clear they want the Jews wiped off the face of the earth. Hamas has made it clear they do not care about the quality of Palestinian life in Gaza. That’s what terrorists do. They terrorize. Either have a spine to say what’s really on your mind, or leave it alone. But you’re out of your mind if you think that your listeners actually believe you “don’t have an opinion” on the situation in Israel.
6. Augusta Pod Terrible - First time listening. I was excited to hear some insider info on Augusta. Instead the first half hour was a slow death march of chit chat about F Racing, college football, and the two hosts day to day schedule. It wasn’t until minute that they even mentioned the word Augusta. Once they brought the hues on who had grown up in a suburb of Augusta, they started to discuss the town. Once they actually got to the topic of Augusta, GA, one thing became troubling clear...the hosts had done more research and had a better knowledge of the town than the guy who had actually lived there. There were some interesting tidbits about growing up close to The National and getting tickets and working over Masters weekend but the whole discussion about Augusta from the perspective of an actual former restaurant came up about clubs short of the green. Repeatedly the hosts had to lead the guest to the story they wanted to explore by telling him about the history and the point they were trying to ferret out. All in all there VERY little actual information about Augusta and the relationship between the town and the Tournament. Heck they talked more about the history of “Food Lion” than they did about The National. Very disappointing. Painful waste of min. Not subscribing.
7. On the Money - You guys just don’t miss. The city previews are absolute gold, I almost bust a gut every time you mention who you try to bring on the show. Tron from the outset just seems like the guy that you don’t want to like, but the more you listen to him and see him, the more he grows on you. And the Big Guy’s outlook on life is so enlightening and just always a breath of fresh air. I’m not always a big craft beer guy, but the NLU craft podcast has always been great! Keep rocking guys!
8. Irreverent yet Intelligent - The Big Guy (and tron most weeks) just doesn’t miss. The Trap Draw somehow manages to be the stupidest/smartest podcast in golf, and it isn’t even a golf podcast! For a sport that is so serious and unwilling to adapt, the Trap Draw represents the potential of golf’s younger fans to adapt and welcome broader horizons. Also, Hy-Vee and Meijer are the GOAT grocery stores in my humble opinion. Thank you Mr Jeezy
The Shotgun Start with Andy Johnson of The Fried Egg and Brendan Porath is a podcast waiting for you early in the morning that quickly blasts through a variety of topics (usually) related to golf and (ideally) relevant to the day. It covers news from the pro tours around the world, amusing and important topics from the amateur game the rest of us play, and some irreverent stuff in between. There will be short interviews, previews, reviews, and dives into the archives. It provides what you need t...
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. Reliable golf pod - Took me time getting used to Andy. When I started listening, I had seen a picture of Brendan and thought it was Andy. Something about Andy’s voice coming out of Brendan’s body was just odd and I couldn’t get into it. Saw Andy on Tourist Sauce and I got it. Now I listen every episode and can’t live without gods podcast
2. Enough of Andy’s Rants - I began to follow Shotgun Start over a year ago to laugh and enjoy the funny stuff that golf offers all of us. I enjoyed the weekly preview of the weekly events in golf and news from the world of golf. Yes, LIV golf is a big part of the news cycle and demands some air time but…
The endless anti-PGA, anti-Jay rants from Andy with respect to LIV are not news and definitely not interesting. And today’s episode of Andy recounting the LIV golf lawsuit complaint as if everything in it is the gospel truth was beyond nauseating. Kudos to Brendan for being the reasonable adult and reminding listeners the pod will interview an expert with knowledge to learn from… a big breath of fresh air from the rants that pod listeners have had to endure recently. Suggest Andy learn there are often two sides to every legal argument and perhaps might want to see the PGA Tour response before loading up another disgusting rant.
3. Shotgun Start is incredible! - If you’re like me, you started golfing during COVID and immediately found golf podcasts. Fore Play was the first podcast I found but eventually wanted something more serious about golf, so I graduated to No Laying Up, but eventually I wanted something even more serious about golf, so I have graduated onto The Fried Egg and Shotgun Start podcasts! The Shotgun Start is informative hilarious and The Fried Egg podcasts are incredible well produced!
Two guys. One goal. Zero chance.
Release date: 2023-02-20
1. Execution - You know when some new company is created, or an existing company launches a new product, or someone creates a podcast, and you think to yourself: “Man, I had that idea, that could have been me!” Well Chasing Scratch is the opposite of that. Simple idea, sure, but the execution was so good right from the start that it pretty quickly makes you realize that your version would have sucked and you would never have built what these guys have. There’s too much good stuff to fit in one review, so I’ll just say Mike and Eli’s friendship and the way they carry themselves in life is enviable and something to aspire to. And these guys incorporate their sponsors into their shows in a way that literally no other podcast does. Any golf company that gets an endorsement by these guys should be absolutely thrilled. Keep killing it guys!
2. It doesn't get any better than this - Dear Mike and Eli,
Lenny – queue the fan mail music.
You have ruined me. I used to be a man in his late ’s with a wife, kids and a job. Now when I sit on the couch with my wife in the evening to watch TV, she puts on a Hallmark movie or TV show, and I have my earbuds in. It could be the moment when small-town’s men die in the horrific mine accident, and I am giggling – staring off into space, oblivious to the tragic moment, and the fact that I should be crying with my wife. As I snigger, she gives me a furtive glance. She knows. She knows what I’m doing. And I’m not sure that she’s happy about it.
I used to listen to other podcasts, even terrific Christian sermons by theological giants like Tim Keller as I drove around in my car. Now I only listen to Chasing Scratch – always desperate to find out what the next amazing/horrific/unbelievable/highly exaggerated/movie-quote encrusted/name drop lambasting/dramatically read/expertly cut story is going to be. Stories that will always include some of the most incredible background music ever selected for golf-related stories – kudos to you Lenny. Can you interview him once on the show? Does he even like golf?
You have taken me down a deep rabbit hole of sports personalities, movies, TV shows, and more. One day I was googling “Palmero”, cause I had no idea who that was, and if I was ever going to Palmero someone correctly, I needed to know this person. Finally today (Season , Episode ), you said his full name – Rafael Palmeiro. Now I know all about him – useless information that will probably never advance me in my job, or bring more credibility to my name at the next dinner party. But I will be able to tell someone, “oh great – I’ve been Palmeiro’ed!!!”
I began listening to your pod just a short . weeks ago, as I drove hours to LA to buy a used Fiberbuilt hitting mat for my new “Chasing Scratch Training Center” in my garage. The golf simulator wasn’t named that to begin with, because I had never heard of Chasing Scratch when I put it together, but that is its official name now. I’m currently looking on eBay for the appropriate autographed picture of Carl Weathers – I suspect I’ll find something out of Germany. I will proudly frame and hang this treasured piece of memorabilia in the Chasing Scratch Training Center. When my friends come over, point and say, “what’s up with that?” I will just give a knowing smile, yell out something like “C’mon Rick” or “Kudo’s to Craigers!” and make them all think I have gone insane.
Today is January th, . I’m living the in the past. I’ve made it to the beginning of the pandemic (dejavu all over again), as you go through the TPI club fitting in LA. Kudos to Titleist – how many people want Titleist golf clubs now – freaking millions I’m sure. Well played Titleist.
Now I come home from work and say things to my wife like, “let’s watch Good Will Hunting tonight hun!” To which she replies – “oh yeah – it’s been a long time since I’ve seen that one.” Then we get to the most powerful moment of the show when Dr. Sean it telling Will over and over again, “It’s not your fault”. My wife is tearing up, and I’m gleefully exclaiming – “There it is! That’s the line! Don’t you see?!” She doesn’t see.
I made her watch Varsity Blues (she wasn’t really against it – she’s ok with a good dramatic sports movie). I have to say, I was a bit disappointed that one of your most-used and famous tag-lines is a quote used by the antagonist – the most evil coach in all of high school football – the infamous Kilmer. So I’m not a big a fan of LGLG as some probably are. But I’ve just switched it in my mind (Dr. Jason would approve). Now I think you’re just talking about the electronics/appliance manufacturer – LG. And think you’re saying “Life’s Good Life’s Good!” when you exclaim “LGLG”.
I imagine you’ll never read this fan letter. By now you must be millionaires. You probably have people who read your mail for you as you are wined and dined by hundreds of golf equipment companies trying to get you to talk about their merch on the pod. Yesterday, I saw something that said Chasing Scratch is one of the top golf podcasts in the world. I just googled “top golf podcasts” to try to find the reference that said that, and Chasing Scratch was nowhere to be found. But mark my word – I did see that somewhere! BTW – when you start typing “Chasing scratch” in Google, the first thing that pops up to complete your search string is “twist pic”. Just wanted to be sure you knew (wink wink).
Anyway, I’ve digressed (you can appreciate that). The show is super-fun. Nobody I know has any idea about it, so I have my own little secret world I retreat to anytime I have a free moment (heading to the store, pulling weeds, sitting on the toidy, wherever).
I feel like you guys are my best friends. I promise I won’t stalk you to find out where you work, or try go get in your group at your next golf outing. I will just stay here in my house, practicing my swing (careful, not too much video) in my Chasing Scratch Training Center, listening to you guys crack wise, and giggling to myself as my wife looks on perplexed by my new obsession.
Yes – Greg, like Craig but with a “G”. Kind of like “MacGregor” – you know the famous Golf equipment manufacturer. Which of course sounds a lot like MacGyver, or even better, MacGruber. Did you know Val Kilmer is in MacGruber? At first I thought Kilmer might be a reference to a character played by Val Kilmer – I was so uninformed before I started listening to your pod. And now I have to go watch Toy Story again, because I found out Carl Weathers plays Combat Carl. Ah – so good…
3. This is epic - I JUST in …discovered this podcast and have been listening non-stop. All my self-care, abuse recovery, self-help, psychological development podcasts are on hold. This makes me laugh so much. I’m stuck in January in Alaska as an avid golfer and former caddie. I feel like I’m on the course with these guys (come to Alaska guys so I can be) and in their living rooms and conversations. Thank you for doing this!!
4. x great friends hilariously covering their quest for great golf - This is a high quality podcast. The background music, Mike and Eli are great on the air; editing and production are top notch. It’s a pleasure to listen to a podcast with consistent high quality. The s and s references alongside their genuine, emotional responses to the highs and lows of golf resonated with me instantly. Interviews, some equipment talk, but mostly an entertaining audio (and video) capture of their golf rounds, good and bad shots, plans, technical and “feels” of golf, and just two life long friends enjoying life together connected by the greatest game. Highly recommend.
5. Great Show (minus the chewing sounds) - Love the show; great content and very relatable. The show makes me want to get better and feels like me and my buddies talking about our rounds. Just please stop eating and talking on the show - I can’t deal with it, I’m going to have to start skipping any section with food being eaten while talking. I’ll keep tuning in though. stars.
6. Best golf podcast out there - I have burned through seasons in months. Listening every time i get in the car. Funny, tragic, cliff hanging, unbearable, but always a good listen. The funny moments make the show. They have great chemistry. If you golf you will understand and love the show. Lets go lets go.
7. Yea to Neal - Been listening for a couple years now. Hilarious and relatable. Just restarted with season . I think they could get to scratch if they stopped headcasing like the rest of us. In the first round after deciding to chase scratch, Mike shot over par? Your swings are good enough, but confidence. Cross some people over and stop headcasing when there’s a turnover. It’s about the war not the battle. lglg
8. Just a great golf podcast - I found this a couple of years ago during the pandemic. I have finally caught up to the latest season after binging hard over that time. Now I’m upset because I have to wait for new episodes. Mike and Eli are great hosts and seem genuinely honest about everything golf, the game and mental states. Love the pod. Keep it up. LGLG!
9. A must listen for the average golfer - For months, my brother-in-law tried to get me to listen to this “Chasing Scratch” podcast. Full transparency, I have never listened to a podcast in my life. Now that I’m through Season of Chasing Scratch, I feel like it’s all down hill for anything else that I decide to listen to. Mike and Eli are so relatable and remind me of the camaraderie that I have with my golf buddies. I now have all of them listening and loving this pod. Looking forward to the rest of the seasons. Shout out to Mike and Eli for setting the bar for this first time podcaster.
10. First Seasons were great. Now it’s mostly Titleist content. - Loved listening to two guys talk about their golf game and how hard it is to get better. That’s markedly changed since they landed a sponsorship with titleist. Gone are the conversations about their game and honesty hour. In their place we have titleist ball fittings and a parade of read-ins about their new gear. They still have the occasional authentic moment, but not enough for me to keep listening anymore.
11. Past it’s prime - Last night I couldn’t sleep. So I put on this podcast and was out in minutes. I’ve been listening to CS since it’s debut. It was charming, relatable, innocent and funny for seasons. Now it’s boring and stale. It seems the point of it now is to get free balls, fittings and equipment from titleist, Goodr, Footjoy, etc. Don’t drag it out for this reason. All good things must come to an end.
6-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo chats all things golf with a variety of guests from around the world.
Release date: 2023-02-09
1. A solid first start - Mr Faldo is off to a great start with his podcast. The golden bear him, Jack Nicklaus as his first guest. This was an enjoyable listen. It was interesting hearing the stories Mr Nicklaus told. It didn’t feel so much as an interview, but as two friends sitting back and just having a conversation about the past, present and future of golf. The conversation flowed along at a good pace. Good insights on how the golden bear sees how the game of golf is at present. Nick does a good job at giving Jack time at explaining his answers without interrupting and does a good job of doing follow ups on questions. It’s a very good start to what I will hope be other star interviews from Mr Faldo.
The First Cut takes you inside the ropes of the golf world, on the PGA Tour and beyond. Tournament previews and picks, deep dives into the players and storylines that matter in the sport of golf. Rick Gehman (@RickRunGood) and Greg DuCharme (@therealGFD) join us every week for PGA Tour DFS, betting picks and information you need to know to win your 'One and Done' pools. Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) and Mark Immelman (@mark_immelman) bring you the news to know and expert analysis on the world's m...
Release date: 2023-03-06
1. QUESTION FOR MAILBOX - Remember the PGL League? to help the European tour or DP world tour, if Keith Pelley spoke with Andy Gardiner and they came up with a fall season , or even did these team tournaments throughout the year , do you think it help the DP world tour, and also get more eyeballs to it, and if it worked , maybe the PGAT would use their Alliance to merge something with it to make golf more “appealing” to outside non golfers? I think team Taylormade, team titleist, team Calloway, team PXG etc. would be dope!
2. Two questions - Long time listener here. . Explain to me and many fans out there how is it possible Jay Monahan still has a job? Everything he said wouldn’t happen has come true. SGS podcast seems to be only one’s talking about PGAT leadership mess. Only glimmer of hope is Tiger and Rory deciding to take charge and be adults in the room.
. This is fantasyland. What happens with LIV and PGAT long term? There are no rules. Discuss a scenario where they merge and work together. Fire Norman. What else? I still have love as a fan for a lot of those players.
3. I’ve listened to every episode - Love this podcast. Thanks for all the hard work, research and thoughtful discussions. One question, I am curious on everyone’s handicap. Who’s the best golfer?? . This won’t effect my opinion on credibility on anyone, I am just super curious. Thanks! Keep up the great work! Hanju
4. New FedEx Cup question - Love the podcast! question: What do you guys think about switching the FedEx cup playoffs to a purely match play style event? Seems like it would align with many other team and individual styles sports and would be more interesting to watch. Maybe only top get in. Keep up the great work!
5. Love the Pod / About the money - Love the pod fellas. Thank you for what you do. Outstanding work. My question: During your coverage of the Tour Championship (FedEx Cup Finals) I heard a lot of talk about added pressure because of how much money was on the line and how important the big payday was. But when “big money” is the subject with LIV, the sentiment is that players work “less hard” and are “less motivated” to play at a top level. Doesn’t really seem fair. Last note: Just my cents I love the game of golf and am a big fan of both the legendary PGA Tour and the upstart Liv golf. Sometimes it’s hard to hear opinions that are so bias. Liv has a fun and exciting new product with some great players. The Tour is still the biggest and best tour on the planet. I love when the bias is removed from the conversation. Thanks for hearing me out. All the best fellas. You guys are world class!
6. Great insight and perspective - The First Cut is entertaining for anyone who follows golf and also provides great insight and perspective on who’s playing well and who’s not. This podcast was a huge factor in helping me with my finish in my one and done pool with over people. Thanks First Cut!!
7. Question - Hey guys love the pod. I would love a shout out to @jimmyp on Instagram ..trying to build my stable of students and hopefully pick up some pro sponsors. Just recently made my first pro tour points list. I would love to see a matchup segment. I can come on and share my picks. I’m rocking them !
8. Suffocating ads - I actually enjoy this podcast quite a bit and learn a great deal from Mark Immelmann's measured and nonjudgmental reviews. What mars the broadcasts, however, are series of repetitive ads, stuck in the most frustrating and interrupting locations, that go on and on for way, way too long. Maddening.
9. Overall, very good - I appreciate Kyle taking an objective pragmatic approach to the positives and negatives that LIV Golf brings to the sport. Unfortunately, that objective and pragmatic mindset does not extend to all individuals on the podcast. Some come across as total mouthpieces for the PGA Tour. That is not enhancing the podcast. Overall, still very good. More Kyle, less PGA mouthpieces.
10. No more coachman please - I’ve tried and I’ve tried but now as soon as I hear Coachman’s voice, I delete the episode. He’s truly unbearable to me. Makes every topic about himself, brings nothing to the table. Oh and stop screaming……. Back again….. still deleting and turning off every episode where I hear coachman’s voice…… he’s THAT unbearable to listen to. He sounds like he’s doing a bad imitation of a WWF announcer. Guy is absolutely clueless yet talks like he’s hank Haney. What an absolute clown
11. Really informative, fun podcast - I’m a big fan of Rick, Greg and Sia. As a oft busy professional and father/husband, fantasy golf is the perfect diversion where I can garner some action without burning a lot of my precious time. Rick is a great host and his website is highly appealing to a data scientist like myself. Sia has been a wonderful addition; as a seasoned player he really has an understanding of where the public is likely to go and how to take advantage of that. Greg adds the perspective of a professional; he is perceptive about where players are in terms of their swing and confidence. All promote golf with positivity and an emphasis on what’s fun about a sport whose reputation can be stodgy. Really appreciate their perspective and it helps me center my feelings on how to approach the fun puzzle that is fantasy golf each week.
12. More than a podcast - Between Rick, KP, Sia, Greg, Mark, producer Jacob and the Coach. You’re show literally got me through the last year and a half. When my day became overwhelming I knew I had you men to enjoy for a small part of my day. Thank you. Question Rick, what is the history of the podcast, how it got started? And why did you choose those to be a part of your team. Hope to hear an answer on one of your shows. Oh and if you have any swag I’d wear it proudly. Take care Loyal listener David
GOLF's Subpar, hosted by featuring former PGA Tour pro Colt Knost and his long time friend and on course rival Drew Stoltz, pairs colorful segments with in-depth sit-down interviews with the game’s biggest personalities. It will be available across GOLF.com’s platforms every Tuesday.
Release date: 2023-02-21
1. Boring - Every episode is the same thing. The hosts are adolescent alcoholics and sound like they are constantly either drunk or hungover. They also have gambling addictions...so they bet on everything. Since they see the world through those lenses they attract guests that are the same. They spend an hour talking about getting drunk and dealing with hangovers and sprinkle in drunken practical jokes that they, or their guests, played on other people. It's an hour of drunken locker room talk, which would be entertaining now and then, but every episode is the same. Heck often times you hear about the same practical joke on multiple episodes. They also have a feature called the emergency nine where they basically ask the same questions to every guest. Snooze!! So if you are interested in wasting an hour of your time listen to this podcast.
2. DJ Episode - DJ clearly needs a lot of help and his solution may work for him, but careful folks. That solution does not work for all and for many only sends into deeper problems. Love the podcast but please keep the talk to golf. This one got old fast. Honestly, if it were so great the Russians, Chinese, athletes would be all over it.
3. Awesome Podcast - The chemistry between Colt and Drew and then with their guests is off the charts. The casual vibe with a little ball busting thrown in makes this a must listen for any golf fan. My only nitpick is I wish they would get into more of the controversial golf subjects of the day (like LIV), but I understand who pays their bills and I respect their decision.
4. Brilliant but watch your ears! - One of the best golf podcasts, so many great, informative interviews and hilarious stories. Love it and we’ll worth a listen, keep it up! However, guys get your s@@t together on with the audio quality!!! So many episodes with horrendous quality sound, levels all over the place. Chip in for a proper producer and sound engineer please for our ears sake!
5. Awesome show if your a real true golf fan. - Colt and sleez really bring every player and person they have on there show. To life in what it would be like to play with these guys and they are awesome at some great picks. And the real lot make you want grind everyday and just play good golf and Get Amongst it. On the coarse.
6. Best Golf Pod - Best podcast out there! Great hosts, great guests, great conversations! Two guys who just get it and know how to get amongst it, both on and off the golf course. Colt is awesome and Sleeze is a funny S.O.B. Every podcast meets expectations and more. These are the type of guys that will start your car while you’re looking for the keys! Coupla UNITS!
7. Best golf podcast or just best sports podcast period! - This is my favorite sports podcast. You get very insightful interview because they are conducted by fellow players who knows and understands the inner thoughts of people they are interviewing. You get to hear the true unvarnished comments you will never see or hear on TV. I hate interviews conducted during golf tournaments because the questions are very general and bland and thus you get boilerplate answers from players(except maybe Phil Mickleson). The funny stories they tell that are too racy for tv interviews are gem! I love the variety of people they have on their show. I am waiting for the one “white whale”(Anthony Kim) they are trying to land!! Keep it up guys!!
8. Great podcast! - I really love this podcasts and the hosts are awesome. They really need a sound guy though. I Was listing to the George Brett interview and I could Barely hear Brett talk but when Drew spoke he was super loud. I kept having to mess work the volume during the whole interview. Besides the sound problems, the George Brett interview was amazing. To hear him tell the story about winning his club championship was epic.
A deeper look into golf improvement. Adam Young and Jon Sherman provide real, actionable game-improvement advice for golfers of all levels. If you want to take your game to the next level, this is the podcast for you.
Release date: 2023-02-13
1. Best podcast to learn how to play - Adam and Jon are great. This podcast is full of information that is useable when practicing and learning how to play golf. The advice isn’t overly technical and gives drills that can be used on the range and strategies that can be used on the course. I can credit The Sweet Spot for helping me get from the s into the single digits HCP in about one year. Thank you for putting this together guys!
2. The best golf improvement podcast there is - This podcast has separated my golfing life into two distinct eras - Before Sweet Spot (B.S.S) and After Sweet Spot (ok let’s quickly move past the misfortune of that acronym). The sheer amount of golfing knowledge I have crammed into my brain from this podcast is stunning. The approach strategy episode fundamentally changed the way I play golf (and lowered my scores overnight), the discussions of impact laws changed what I care about in my swing (and my goodness it is a relief to stop obsessing over swing path), the managing expectations series changed my definition of good shots and bad shots, and it should be illegal to go into a club fitting without listening to the Equipment Education series. If you love golf and care about improving, this podcast is an absolute must-listen. Thank you Adam and Jon.
3. Love your show but…. - hi Fellas, I absolutely love your podcast. It’s he;[ed me dive deeper into course management and happily into the physics of equipment and ball flights etc etc. I particularly love the podcast relating to pressure and performance. I am a professional musician and have had the “fortune” of having to deal with the pressure of performing at a high level infant of thousands of people at a time. My question is this: I started golf at years old. I’m an athletic guy and have a good swing. I’m an handicap and have been for quite some time. I can carry a ball with a driver between - so I have plenty of distance to enjoy. I am also a good iron player and as well a very good putter. I have a multitude of short game tools to choose from that lead to a decent average of “one putts”. UNTIL….. I have to deal with anything between and yards. I avoid those distances like crazy - it seems like pitching is just a different swing all together…I hear tons of sometime conflicting advice and even w/ professional instruction hasn’t really helped. ( my coach is Division golf coach w/many NCAA’s under his belt…he is great. Can you please do a show devoted to pitching techniques and decision making stategies etc etc…it’s the reason I can’t get below an handicap. Thanks so much!!! LOVE THE PODCAST!
4. Great Podcast - Really love this podcast! It always has great information and gets me thinking about so much more aspects of golf and honestly makes me a better golfer! Love all the practical ways to improve and Adam and Jon know a ton about the technical side as well. Also has great guests! Keep up the good work guys!
5. Tour tempo works - Love this show and I’ve got John’s book as well. Listened to the tempo episode and was coincidentally struggling with my swing. Decided to buy the tour tempo app and between that and one address correction I’m hitting it very flush at the moment. Very happy with my purchase and it was John’s endorsement that won me over. Thanks for the honest recommendation!! Keep the great content coming!!
6. Too much stuff - The word “stuff” is used way too much when there is an actual word that could be used. Just listen! Other than that Jon and Adam are well spoken. Also, it is mentioned a golfer should be able to drive a ball at least to be able to reach scratch. What about women? We listen to this pod too and we are left out. Anyway, the “stuff” ( I mean information) from this pod does have real value, picking out what applies to your own game.
7. Worth its quantity of bits in gold - Jon is a thoughtful and generous expert amateur golfer. Adam is a golfing thought leader and in my opinion is one of the great teachers in the game. His ground breaking approach to the game is the answer that so many golfers have been looking for. If you are passionate about golf and desire to shoot lower scores, this podcast is worth a listen and sometimes a re-listen. Highly recommend.
8. Sweet Spot Golf Podcadt - I’d rate this one of the better, if not the best golf podcast out there. A good mix of topics, but focused on exploring areas of the game where those looking to improve are interested. The recent episode on grip was excellent. I also recommend the two part series on driver improvement, and the episode on shot selection. John and Adam are terrific and easy to listen to. I look forward to every new episode.
9. Well done, however… - I really enjoy your podcast, and have really enjoyed your guests. You ask them good questions and don’t talk over them which never works in this format. I will say, however, there are two things that I’ve noticed: your visceral avoidance of getting involved with any topic that might have controversy is a bit curios. Say what you want, when you want, and how you want it. Making your way through this world trying not to offend people is futile. Just be you. The second thing is when you have guests, there is too much time talking about what you do and how you do things (John) and bringing the topic back to you. Constantly. I mostly cherry pick the episodes where you have guests and I want to hear what they have to say how it pertains to the general golfing population, no offense John, but I’m not really interested to hear about your bunker play or your angle of attack on chips when you have an expert in house. It shouldn’t be, and isn’t always about you. It’s actually getting a bit frustrating.
10. It’s all about Intent - Having read Adam’s Practice Manual, I decided to give the Podcast a listen. I’ve been pleasantly surprised to see how much game improvement can be garnered from concepts such as practice habits, strategic thinking, and mindfulness. Both Jon & Adam have become valued resources. If there’s one underlying commonality to what they and their guests bring to the table, it’s that INTENT is a powerful learning principal.
11. From hack to scratch - This is an excellent podcast for all players, from hack to scratch. The “managing expectations” part is especially good for those higher handicap hack players, but there are many excellent and technical shows that give good advice for lower handicap players to approach the scratch mark. Love the different approaches both John and Adam bring to the table! And Adam, I never knew that stableford was largely unknown form of scoring in the US! Helpful since I now live here. Great job gents! Keep it up!
12. Always worth a Listen - I one-hundred percent recommend this podcast. It’s always informative and makes me aware of golf playing and equipment perspectives from guests that I previously would’ve had limited access. The two hosts always make all the information relatable. I look forward to each new episode.
Welcome to Good Good! The Squad: Garrett Clark, Stephen Castaneda, Matt Scharff, Micah Morris, Bubbie (Tom Broders) Golf, Colin Ross, Max Putnam
Release date: 2023-03-05
1. long shot - What’s up fellas? Doubt you guys read your messages. But, it’s a long shot. Kind of like a hole in one on a par Still insane that you did that Matt. Anywho, My son is turning , on May th and he seriously loves you guys. He asks to watch you guys everyday. You guys have played a lot in his early love for golf. He would love if you guys could just send a little happy birthday message for him. I totally understand if you guys can’t make it happen considering y’all are busy young men. But, if you can. His name is Maverick, he’s turning , he’s a lefty. And he is telling me to make sure that i write “shut up steve” Congrats again on all you guys have accomplished and keep pushing. Can’t wait til we see the good good amateur scramble league on tv. lol
2. Turn the Volume up - I love this podcast they talk about great things only problem is that, they don't talk into the mics enough and/or the editors need to turn the volume up. Okay maxed out volume in my car and I can barely hear it. Turn the volume up because people can always turn their volume down but you can't turn it up more!
3. Most Entertaining Podcast I’ve Listened To - I think this my favorite podcast honestly. Most podcasts are only or people, but my favorite episodes on the podcast is when the whole crew is around. The jokes, different opinions, and conversation is so much more entertaining with - guys than it is with or . Only complaint is the irregular upload schedule. I like this content more than some of their videos or some labs videos, so I wish the boys would prioritize this more.
4. Love this channel - I have been watching you guys for a couple of years now and I love your channel. I just started listening to your podcast about a month ago and I’m on episode right now just trying to catch up on what y’all have talked about. I never listened to podcast before this and when I listen to y’all in my car it honestly feels like I’m there with y’all. It’s so fun to watch y’all and hope to meet y’all one day.
5. Podcast topics - First off congratulations on your success. Huge fan of the channel. Great topic a few episodes back about education. As a high school Special Ed teacher, I agree with what you were saying that there needs to be more classes and programs for kids to explore especially at the middle and high school levels. Great to get your points of view and keep it up!
6. Pretty Darn Good - I love watching you guys on YouTube. I started playing golf right before Good Good and stumbled upon GM Golf. When you launched Good Good everything changed. I love the interactions between you all. I’m the same age as you guys and can relate to your humor and personalities so well. You’ve inspired me to start my own golf YouTube channel so I can document my road to getting better. Thank you guys for doing what you do!
7. Good good... more like great great - One of my buddies told me about this YouTube channel called gm golf. And before you know it I was watching every single pursell farms video. I never really played golf until Covid. And honestly y’all got me addicted to golf. I’ve watched all of your channels blow up and watched good good blow up and honestly I couldn’t be happier for y’all. You’ve worked hard and it shows. Keep up the good work and keep inspiring people like me to play golf and fall in love with golf. Also Matt made a hole in one on a par . Just gonna remind y’all
8. Skeptical but very entertained - I was skeptical at first that this podcast would have enough substance to last but it has been genuinely fascinating to hear the different back grounds of all the guys. I like Matt more after the podcast more so than my initial YouTube reaction to his antics. The whole team including behind the camera are an awesome gang to follow. It’s cool how the group rotates based on their personal travel channels as well. Well done!!!
Welcome to The Rick Shiels Golf Show podcast! Every Tuesday a new podcast brings you golf chat (and none golf chat) from Rick Shiels. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org INSTAGRAM: @therickshielsgolfshow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Release date: 2023-02-27
1. Even more relatable - I became a fan of the YouTube videos and was interested in the podcast but wasn’t sure what to expect. I now probably listen to the podcast as much if not more than the YouTube videos. Rick and guy are super relatable so it is fun to see more into their personalities - definitely a crew I would love to get a beer with! Long flight though…
2. Favorite Golf Podcast - I’ve been listening for a little over a year and currently going back through all the episodes working on my clubhouse membership. This show quickly became my favorite golf (or any topic for that matter) podcast. The interviews are great, but what makes the show special is the organic banter between Rick and Guy. Throw in a ton of funny and relatable golf questions and/or stories, and it’s easily one of the most entertaining podcasts available. Class.
3. Tolerable Listen - Dear Guy and Rick, I am able to tolerate the podcast every week. I am currently on the journey of becoming a Clubhouse member. Hearing about the staff of your elite club, is what drives me to go back and listen to all your episodes! And just maybe by leaving this review I might find a twenty in the parking lot. I would take that twenty and put it toward a golf lesson, which would the help me lower my handicap to qualify for the US Amateur. Once in the US Amateur I would shoot lights out, Cinderella story, out of nowhere to win the tournament. From there I would then go on to the Masters and could bump into Tiger. While chatting with Tiger, I would subtly drop your show and YouTube channel by saying “ this Rick guy is pretty good, you should check him out.” And all this would happen because of this positive and glowing review! Seriously thank you for the content and the podcast, love watching and listening, keep up the great work!
4. Great content for Golf fans. - Rick always does a fantastic job of giving a real golfer’s perspective. He just seems to see things from a practical golf perspective, without sounding pretentious as some other podcasts do. Guy brings a great counterpoint perspective to the show and is very funny at times. After watching/listening to over a hundred episodes, I can say this is my favorite gold podcast.
5. For Dory - Rick and Guy are obviously why I listen to the podcast and am a clubhouse member. Dory is the reason I stay. Simple as that. She adds a certain level or brevity to my trips to the clubhouse every week. Always there to talk, always there to laugh, and certainly always there to pour with a heavy hand! The whole family loves her, my kids even started to call her “Auntie Dory” after she got them each a bicycle for their birthdays. hip hop hoorays for Rick and Guy, for our sweet, dear Dor. The podcast is next level, much love! - Michael from the US
In the 25 years of covering golf, the development of the game, courses and the camaraderie that’s core to the culture, it was time for Matt to share some of the best stories he has heard around fire pits all over the world. From PGA Tour players, caddies, architects, avid amateurs and buddies-trip planners, Matt has forged relationships with some of the most colorful and influential people in the game. So grab a drink, a seat and settle in. We’re getting to the essence of one story per podca...
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. “Roars…” - …An old womanizer, drug addict, drunk, and failed daredevil driver finished T- at -under in his host event and you Girls are stumbling all over yourselves with Bleep Shovel Spin and outright lies. Your belly buttons have been puckering and unpuckering with collective obedience and glee ever since Your Boss announced he was playing Riveria. You’d gladly have carried him in your arms to protect his self-destroyed leg for all holes while Solly at NLU would have dropped to his knees and spit-shined his shoes at every tee box. You overlooked the cheap waitresses, the used barmaids, and the Vegas call girls. You ignored the drugs and the baths of booze. You denied the drunken, high-speed fool’s drive. Ladies, golf existed long before this fool. The game will be around long after he’s gone.
2. Good listen - This is one of my regular listens. I like their perspectives and golf knowledge. It’s all good until the once an episode blip where Michael uses some word that has me looking for a dictionary… One of those “above the masses”words where you roll your eyes and can’t help but think how ridiculous that just was.
3. Needs more energy - Listened to latest podcast and was disappointed. First half hour was the hosts amusing themselves with their banter. They then decided to spend too much time discussing the future of golf in Poland rather than the victory of the th ranked golfer in the world. They finally get to the Tiger talk and how the media shaped the Tiger story, yet barely mentioned their role in it. It should have been a really interesting discussion, but lacked focus and direction. They said they don’t really prepare and that is obvious. The podcast is too much host centered rather than content centered which should not be the case with professionals journalists.
4. Have loved them for years. - I've tried a lot of different Golf podcasts but there's only that I'll listen to now - Golfchannel's Hoggard and Lavener, and this one. To be fair I've listened to Shipnuck and Bamburger when they worked for other publishers and they deliver a interesting, well informed show.
5. Great listen as a golfer and industry professional!! - Many thanks to all involved for the laughs and heartfelt stories told. This “game” brings so much joy, fellowship and camaraderie that needs to be told. You have captured this. The complete version of “The Story” by Joe H is absolute gold and hits all the right marks and goosebumps (the harmonica is clutch). Cheers to all. Thank you for this pod. D.Francis GCS
6. Perfect listen - Walking the dog in metro Washington DC and came across the podcast. Snow falling and dreaming of my recently booked Bandon trip for September , a year late bc of COVID. Found the two part episode on the making of Bandon and was lost in the story telling. Can’t wait to catch up and listen to all the previous episodes. Great job Matt. Keep them coming.
7. Great Story Telling - It’s just so GOOD! You MUST subscribe to this podcast if you play golf, there’s just no choice in the matter. If you like the same basic talking heads structure, listen elsewhere. If you ever wanted to sit down amongst golf legends and hear about their careers, listen here. That’s the exact feel of this podcast: sitting around the campfire shooting the breeze with golf royalty and learning about what you thought you already knew. -OhioGolfers
8. My new favorite podcast - Matt Ginella has an uncanny ability of bringing stories to life. His in depth knowledge and unmatched experience is second to none. Kudos to the best podcast out there, not just in terms of golf but in terms of all podcasts
times at bandon? I’m jealous! I’d love to go just once!
9. Lessons learned way beyond golf - I started listening to The Firepit at a time when I wanted to consume as much golf content as possible but what I found was some much more than golf. The stories are about golf, but really they are about people and passion. Each episode instills in me the need for following your dreams, nurturing the relationships you have with people and working through adversity to achieve what you want in life. I feel I have become a better father, husband and person having listened to them. I can’t wait for what’s next! Thank you
10. The Fire Pit is like listening to an old friend - The Building of Bandon episodes were shared with me prior to our family trip to Bandon. The insights and detail shared in the story built the anticipation of our trip. It was so fluid that it was like listening to an old friend around the campfire...Matty G nailed it and I’m hooked! The Fire Pit is my go to for downtime listening, I even have my month old listen with the hopes he will love the game as much as me, Matt, his crew and all guests on the show. This is a must add to your podcast follows!
11. The Fire Pit is the Ultimate Behind-the-Scenes Golf Podcast - The Fire Pit is the “-for-” of golf podcasts. Matt Ginella and his talented production team masterfully piece together stories, perspectives and sounds from the game’s greatest influencers. Oftentimes, I only catch the mainstream headlines but The Fire Pit dives deeper. For example, as an Irish descendant, I had never heard of the legend of Joe Carr and now understand and appreciate his long lasting legacy. I highly recommend the podcast to any golfer!
12. The only thing better than Riggs at Pinehurst for is this podcast - The only thing better than Riggs spending days at Pinehurst is this podcast and the recap of that trip. Unreal, awesome storytelling! You’ve got a fan for life in me from that storytelling! Well done! It’s what gold is all about!!!
A deeper level of golf: conversations and stories about golf course design, professional golf, and more from the team behind TheFriedEgg.com
Release date: 2023-02-28
1. Grow the Game for Yourself - I don’t want to call The Fried Egg an acquired taste because of the negative connotation associated with that term, but it did take me a while to get it. As a newer golfer, I didn't understand the point of architecture and how it separates good from great golf courses, but Garrett and Andy do a great job of explaining the why behind golf architecture and make it interesting. Their conversations with guests are intriguing and have helped to give more meaning to golf for me.
2. So insightful! - As a busy father of four (ages -), I am currently renewing my passion for golf now that I can take the kids out to play. Love the Pod, from course discussions, current events, yoke w Doak, and especially the Superintendent Series. I worked on the grounds crew at Old Waverly in West Point MS during the US Women’s open. Hearing the insights from the vertebrae of the golf world is delightful. Especially since these are some of the most colorful characters in the golf world!
3. Get the LIV episode in front of Jay - The most reasoned and considered evaluation of the threat from LIV. PLEASE……find a way to make Jay and the top execs of the PGA Tour sit down and LISTEN to this podcast. The future of the Tour is hanging by a thread the they appear to be in whistling as the ship goes down.
4. Great episode Andy! - LIV is more nimble than the PGA.
PORK What is PORK?
Players - on PGA having full status distinct from Korn Ferry
and so on I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of sub top players having a viable championship tour to play on which GUARANTEES a definable opportunity to gain PGA status.
5. Not Scrambled - In a world of thoughtlessness and slop, the Fried Egg serves us two over-medium with a side of perfectly toasted wheat bread. Thank you for providing such insightful, creative and carefully considered content for those of whose love of golf demands more than runny yokes sprinkled with egg shells.
6. The Fried Egg is best! - If you’re like me, you started golfing during COVID and immediately found golf podcasts. Fore Play was the first podcast I found but eventually wanted something more serious about golf, so I graduated to No Laying Up, but eventually I wanted something even more serious about golf, so I have graduated onto The Fried Egg and Shotgun Start podcasts! The Shotgun Start is informative hilarious and The Fried Egg podcasts are incredible well produced!
7. Fried Egg Stories are absolutely incredible! - Garrett, you are a master! Your level of research and detail is perfect, your b-roll in the latest Qualifiers episode about surfing was beautifully articulated. The sound design is wonderful. I could go on and on, but I would hold up these episodes against any podcast. Not just golf or sports podcast. Any podcast full stop.
8. Some good content, awkward transitions. - Why don’t you do better intros and exits? It’s weird when the interview just ends and the theme song starts playing, jarring the listener being caught off guard. Garrett does some great topics but needs more enthusiasm, the monotone puts me to sleep at times
9. Knowledgeable and Informative Golf Discussions - The Fried Egg has such a wide range of knowledgeable and informative golf discussion anywhere from architecture to maintenance to equipment and much more. It has helped increase my understanding of numerous topics within golf that I hadn’t given much thought to previously. Highly recommend giving it a listen!
Join Tom Coyne as he travels around the country interviewing the most interesting people in golf.
Release date: 2023-02-25
The best golf stories have multiple layers to them. In each episode, Local Knowledge dives deep into a subject golfers want to know about, whether it’s about the game they play, the competition at the highest level, or the surprising ways golf factors into larger conversations throughout society. Hosts Alex Myers, Keely Levins, Shane Ryan and Sam Weinman weave together original interviews, Golf Digest reporting, and additional elements to tell the type of compelling stories that have been a Go...
Release date: 2023-02-21
1. Full Swing Thoughts: Episode - Content is good and worth a listen. This particular review, however, is on the Full Swing Thoughts episode reviewing the Netflix docu-series. The full review of episode came out days before it was released to the public. I understand the guys have access to a pre-release of the episode, but was it the intent to discuss the pros and cons, personal opinions of the episode in full detail, before fans can watch it? It seemed to spoil the content and surprise. Still a fan of the Local Knowledge Podcast.
2. Ominous year clickbait - Should’ve been titled ominous podcast, based on the title you’d think they’d get right into why it was an ominous year in golf, no they talk about big prize money on women’s golf and how the host had an amazing golf buddies trip, who cares about winning a buddies golf vacation! You need a real producer who will tell you how to avoid self indulgent dweebish diatribes! What a waste of my time!
3. Best Golf Podcast - I have listened to a number of different golf podcast and I find this to be without question the best. As opposed to just banter and commentary, the show delves into many behind the scenes aspects of the game and tour itself. The topics really help provide a better understanding of both. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys or follows the sport.
4. Pro golf’s mental health reckoning - This was an insightful episode to hear about athletes/golfers experiences with their mental health. While the intro captures both female and male athletes mental health challenges, the episode focuses on pro male golfers and their experiences. It would be great to follow up this episode up with female pro golfers/athletes experiences too.
5. A breath of fresh air - There are so many podcasts out there that are basically all the same: people yelling over each other, trying to be funny and telling us who’s gonna win the Tour event this week. This is such a great change of pace: thorough storytelling, high production value and compelling topics. Always a great half hour!
6. Best golf podcast - Really enjoy this podcast. There are over golf podcasts and personally I am not too interested in who is going to win on tour or some bros talking about golf like barstool. The team that does this podcast discovers great topics, does the research and actually makes you think about unique perspectives in the game. My favorite episode was the one about sandbaggers. I have never won a net golf tournament and sandbaggers drive me nuts. Keep up the great work!
7. Interesting, Good Listen - If you like golf this is a great podcast to listen to. It has insightful and interesting stories on wide variety of topics. Sandbaggers, Funding of LPGA professionals, etc . all very interesting. I’ve listened to some other Golf related podcasts and hearing - guys dialogue is not all that interesting. I would love more Golf content like this. This is similar to but better than Undercover Tour Pro column in mag
8. They got me! Good one!! - Saw the email article on the future of AM status and went to read it... not what I expected but YOU accomplished your goal. You got me to click and then to subscribe to the podcast to get the info I needed. Touché and Bravo Golf Digest. Bravo! Hahaha looking forward to the listen and all the other listens on this channel.
9. Golf Digest no longer has a golf pod - I used to listen to the Golf Digest podcast because it was fun people talking about the news/action of golf, and it also had really good interviews with knowledgeable people about the things happening in the golf world. This is no longer that, which is fine, but this should’ve been a new feed that people could’ve chosen to listen to if they wanted. It’s sad that if you don’t gamble, Golf Digest no longer has a pod for you that talks about golf that is actually being played.
10. If I want social issues, I’ll tune to CNN - I really use to enjoy the podcast. I heard about the “new” format in the last Pod and was intrigued. Of course, you do the PC thing with the first Pod on the new format. Holy crap, everyone wants to preach. Politicians, government agencies, media, social media, actors and athletes to name a few want to preach to me and thought police me. Now you. I’m going to do the same with you that I do all the rest. Turn you off!
11. Good, great if I could hear it. - Love the content and the different perspectives from the hosts. Really enjoy the “new” female host and her view of all the topics. Audio has consistently been poor. Guests via phone call regardless of how interesting have not been worth listening to. This could be great. I’m rooting for it to be better.
Hank Haney gives his direct and powerful opinion on the biggest topics in the game of golf. It’s time you heard an honest and compelling judgement about the sport you love! Will Tiger catch Jack? How elite is Brooks Koepka? Hear Hank break down and analyze the biggest names in the sport. Also, take Hank on the course with you! Hank will help you improve your game with knowledge and experience that he’s gained being surrounded by the best.
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. Excellent - Perhaps some do not like Hank's podcast because he is brutally honest when giving his thoughts. If you are looking for someone to repeat the standard media line, then don't listen. Whether it is the LIV Tour or a specific player or tournament, Hank doesn't hold back and that is not only rare, it is extremely refreashing in today's wokeness. IMO opinion this is the best golf podcast available. I am not much into Minnestoa Tim and his partner, but when Hank is behind the mic it is outstanding.
2. Hank Hatey - The only thing Hank is positive about on this podcast is the LIV tour. The negativity on Tiger, the tour and golf in general is repetitive and tired. It’s clear there’s a grudge against the tour for something. Maybe he’s trying to position himself for an offer from LIV. There are plenty of better golf pods out there.
3. Super golf league - There are lots of more coherent and better researched golf podcasts. The super golf league discussion in particular was just babbling. Barely touched on what Phil actually said and it seemed like they supported Phil. Clearly they can have their own opinion but at least have a formulated and coherent opinion that’s thought provoking.
4. Love when Hank is on - Hank is great and I enjoy all his podcasts. His stories no matter the topic are interesting and amusing. His analysis of golf and knowledge of player stats is very informative. Whether you are a occasional player or just a viewer of golf listen a few times and I think you will become a subscriber. The other two who do podcasts under the Hank Haney name I am not a fan of as they are too juvenile. Enough said about them.
5. Zero facts - angry man - Hugely disappointing podcast - was expecting so much more from HH….consistently contradicts himself, zero facts, constantly repeats himself, an ignorant opinion at best .. his comments on Europe are beyond ridiculous -“ Horses and Soccer” Wouldn’t expect to hear that comment from a year old…
6. Love Hank and Steve, “Minnesota Tim?” - Have been a long time listener and fan of Hank Haney for many years. His expert opinions and instruction are spot on and I always look forward to his and Steve’s terrific content. Make no mistake however, this five star rating does not relate to Minnesota Tim in any way shape or form. From what rock did Hank find this inexperienced, arrogant, lack of Golf knowledge, lack of game goof ball? Where does this guy get off on smashing Rory Mcilroy? The guy is going to be a first ballet hall of famer! He is a world class player who has won multiple majors, fed ex cups, Ryder cups etc. and has spent a lot of time as the world . Minnesota Tim has no business being a part of this show or any other Golf podcast for that matter. Wow! Minnesota Tim, did I touch a nerve?
I find it hysterical that you thought it necessary to talk about “grammatical errors” and that I missed and an opportunity to really drive my point home by adding an onslaught of extra exclamation points to my previous review. All in all I must have done a decent job for you to spend the first minutes of the pod talking about it. Anyway, I wanted to comment on yet another incredible piece of insight regarding Jordan Spieth making a change to his swing after having such a dominant year in . We all completely understand that he has struggled over the last several seasons and sadly it’s hard to know why his game has gone south recently however, there is a golfer by the name of Tiger Woods (maybe you’ve heard of him) that decided to make a swing change in after winning the Masters by shots. He also made a swing change when changing instructors from Butch Harmon to Hank Haney and won an even higher percentage of the tournaments that he entered after making the change. Point being, these players are always trying to get better no matter how great they are playing at the time, even the greatest player of all time. If you are not working on your game and trying to improve then inevitably your are going to regress. There are always going to be a group of hungry up and comers that are going to be looking to knock you off of your pedestal. Last but not least, if you feel that somehow I was being cowardly by not including my real name to my review, that’s called a user name which automatically gets posted when you write a review genius!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just wanted to be sure I included enough punctuation for you bud. Sincerely, Paul Metzger aka. Hollywood
7. Didn’t expect to like Hank but - I do. I thought he got thrown under the bus on his comments on the LPGA and was disappointed in Tiger’s response to Hank’s comments. Anyways, I never had a chance to listen to the radio show but the podcast is way better than I expected. I tend to agree with Hank on most golf takes he has especially about rolling back equipment and how poorly the usga handles everything. Also, Hank actually dissects the game instead of only focusing on the controversies like other golf podcasts Keep up the good work Hank, Steve and Tim Update: Love that he spoke his feelings on the election. Keep it up!
8. November , podcast - Wow. The entire podcast complaining about the Presidential election and how mail-in / absentee ballots undermine our election system. I know the country is deeply divided but don’t perpetuate a false narrative that the process is unfair just because the valid results aren’t available on election night. This process provides opportunities for citizens to exercise their right to cast their vote legally. Please stick to what you do best which is to talk about Golf. There are untold number of outlets that focus on politics. Just because you don’t like the result doesn’t mean you have to devote an entire show to promote your thoughts. Stay well and let’s work to bring this country together.
9. Great to Have Hank Haney Back on Radio - When Hank was taken off Sirius Radio for a comment that was far from being offensive I stopped listening to the channel. Society today needs to “lighten up” with always trying to find fault in one another’s comments. A Lee did win the tournament after all. Hank knows the game of golf and his comments are always worth listening to and following. I’m a regular listener now of IHeart Radio . Welcome back Hank and the Great Review written on January , Never miss listening to Hank’s Podcast. Have listened to every one especially when Steve and Tim chime in. You can’t have constant golf talk as a little humor is needed at times. Hank is far from being boring when not talking Golf and his delivery is great to listen. Thanks for the great Podcasts. Joe from Charlotte, NC year Pinehurst Member. As always another Great Show Hank on // however a correction as Johnny Miller Shot a at Oakmont in the final round of the US Open not . Also enjoy the shows more when the Great Predictor Steve Johnson is aboard and joining You and Minnesota Tim. Keep up the good broadcasts. Joe H Charlotte, NC Excellent Show with Mike Thomas. Questions were spot on and answers from Mike provided insight on Justin’s development. Joe H Charlotte, NC The Show with Chris DeMarco was only of the Best. Interesting discussions and great insights about the pressures of tournament Golf. Joe H Charlotte, NC Great instructional discussion on the Monday // Show. I will keep this show to review often. It is like a personal lesson from Hank. I also got Hank’s Book and enjoy and learn from it. I am a low handicap golfer but learn from Hank upon constant review. Thanks Hank Great Show. Joe H Charlotte, NC I listen to Hank every day and enjoy his show. But today Hank you sounded like “ Debbie Downer.” The Taylor Made broadcast wasn’t supposed to be the most professional ever as it involved precautions limiting the people on site. This COVID- is real and we need to start back slowly. Also I wish you would not make your show a political platform. Trump is a guy all about himself and not a quality person. I am not against Republicans as I would always vote for the right person for the job. But don’t take my words about Trump read Commander in Cheat by Rick Reilly and see what so many others have commented about his personal qualities. In closing I respect you, your teaching philosophy, your Voodoo Pain Relief products, and your books; but don’t go the Trump route. Joe H Charlotte, NC Great Show with Steve & Tim on May rd. Topics were interesting and well discussed. Thanks Guys enjoyed the th Show. Joe H Charlotte, NC Hank we have issues in this country because our President Trump is an egotist. A total jerk and if you don’t believe me read Rick Reilly’s Book - Commander in Cheat. (Among other things of course but thought I would keep it in a golf venue) Be careful about showing your political preferences as you will turn off many of the people who thought you had a brain. Joe H Charlotte, NC Great Show today. Really enjoyed listening to Steve’s analysis of that young female golfer which could be applied to anyone. Keep up the Good Work Guys. Saturday Strong is now more interesting than many of Hank’s Shows unfortunately. Joe H Charlotte, NC Hank’s best / most interesting shows are when Steve Johnson is involved. Joe H Charlotte, NC The // Show with the Fake Mike Davis was THE BEST! In a long time. I was tired of listening ( although I have not missed one podcast) of Hank when he would talk political. I cannot understand why Hank would be a Trump supporter when he really looks at the man. This is not a comment of either being a Republican or a Democrat; but rather the character of a person. Case in point look at the past debate. Trump was a total embarrassment to the citizens of the United States. If you don’t believe Trump is a Narcissistic Sociopath read the book written by one of Hank’s favorite sportswriters Rick Reilly, Commander in Cheat. In this book Trump displays this attitude as it pertains to golf. Joe H
Charlotte, NC Year Pinehurst C.C. Member
10. So Boring and Strokes Hanks Ego - I’ve listened to eps to really give it a chance. The cohosts kiss hanks butt a nauseating amount. For someone who has taught the greatest of all time, I was expecting amazing stories and insight into the game (both technically and philosophically). Hank just sounds so shallow and bitter. Like a grumpy ole man.
11. Sarcasm mastered - Although I disagree with plenty of Hank/Steve takes, this pod is absolutely hilarious and a great listen. Hank and Steve have to be a couple of the most sarcastic guys on the planet. And Tim’s golf inexperience mixed with his self confidence adds an angle that few shows have. Lastly, Hank needs to have me as a guest so I can teach him why par doesn’t matter!
12. Hank is the best but needs more golf talk - I respect Hank as a world class golf coach and his insight into the pro game is unparalleled. This is a great podcast when there’s a big golf tournament going on, but when there’s not, the content is horrible. There’s way too much “Minnesota Tim” - nobody cares about Tim! I get it, Hank has a fatherly affection for this kid but can’t you guys fill slow content days with instructional tip? Or anything besides this kid’s banal stories? Today the entire show was about how Tim acted like a rank amateur by crashing the driving range at a private club. At least they’ve moved on from the sad dating life of this kid (they used to spend hours on how Tim couldn’t get a second date). Also, I don’t need to hear Steve’s political views, he’s not that bright and there are infinite podcasts devoted to politics. Sadly, I’m only going to listen when there’s a major about to be played. Again, Hanks insight is the best. I hope they bring back more instruction or some actual guests.
Tune in for all your golf needs! Breaking down weekly tournaments for fantasy golf (DraftKings), betting strategies and one & done pools. Also hear about the latest news and trends in the world of golf. Hosted by Rick Gehman aka RickRunGood.
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. My top weekly golf betting and DFS videos - I watch RRG on YouTube every week, and he’s definitely my favorite content creator focusing on golf DFS and betting. Big fan of the data driven approach to betting golf. I always learn something new when I watch/listen to Rick. His podcast is entertaining and insightful as well. Anyone who loves golf should check it out. @BenchedCaptain
2. MUST LISTEN - I have been watching/listening to the show for a couple months now and it is awesome! Really great content. It is a insanely valuable - minutes of preparation I do every week, simply listening and watching what Rick has to say. I recommend this to anyone who wants to learn a lot about the slate and best picks/fades for DFS Golf! I am a college student so I do not have a lot of time to do my own research, so he helps out every week! @JackPfiffner
3. RIick Runs really Good! - Hi Rick, long-time listener, first-time caller. I look forward to your weekly broadcasts - great information, analysis, and advice. Plus, you may have helped win some money. I’ll take Casey as my pick (which I had before I saw this!). For cash, I’ll take Rahm ( I know you didn’t specify, but seems appropriate. Keep up the great work. Hoping for a -day glimpse behind the curtain.
4. Five Stars! - Always the first listen of the week. Rick does a great job of emphasizing the process, rather than handing out “picks”. While most people want to listen and find out the best players to pick each week, Rick takes a deep dive into HIS process and provides tons of feedback on how you can improve YOUR process and approach every week. Sharp stuff for anyone looking to up their game. @busterbruton