August 6th, 2020 | 1 hr 30 mins
canada, european tour, flagstick, golf, lpga, pga, pga championship, sports, teetalk, tour
It's been the busiest week in pro golf in many, many months so we take the time to break down everything from the multiple PGA TOUR events, to the return of the LPGA, the debut of Jim Furyk on the PGA TOUR Champions, and the continued hot play of Taylor Pendrith.
Men's major championship golf has returned and the PGA Championship is a big focus of this episode.
We preview the course, the field, some of the feature pairings, and do a mock draft of players with a little something on the line.
In the Mail Bag we answer questions about the differences between hybrids and utility irons, the most talented PGA TOUR players yet to win, gaining yardage through shaft changes, practice time on the tour, and if the PGA Championship should return to match play.
July 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
aaron crawford, canada, european tour, flagstick, golf, lpga, pga, sports, teetalk, tour
The team is back together as Stefan returns and he and Scott welcome back Canadian Aaron Crawford. Crawford, of Calgary, Alberta recently Monday qualified and played in his first PGA TOUR, the 3M Open. What makes it more remarkable was that he has spent the last number of weeks working as a caddy for PGA TOUR winner Martin Trainer.
Crawford explains the feel of playing the event alongside his father as his caddy, what his playing season looks like ahead with the upcoming Canada Life Series, and how the interaction with his looping boss went during the week.
We wrap up the 3M Open, chat about the return of the LPGA after 166 days, the debut of Mike Weir, Jim Furyk & K.J. Choi on the PGA TOUR Champions, and see who got a TeeTalk Podcast bump to win the Colorado Open and $100K.
Brooks Koepka gets some of out attention as he gets set to defend a WGC title in Memphis but is unlikely to make the FedEx Cup playoffs.
The Mail Bag brings questions on wedges from Costco, the uniformity of PGA TOUR conditions, will playing blades make you a better player, and how to prompt slow players to move a little faster.
July 22nd, 2020 | 52 mins 20 secs
canada, european tour, flagstick, golf, lpga, pga, ralphbauer, sports, teetalk, tour
It's a slightly shorter show this week as Scott is the solo host with Stefan on vacation. He handles the mail bag including questions on new wedge performance, simulating competition in practice, and some thoughts on pros and temper tantrums.
The core of the show is a feature interview with PGA of Canada professional Ralph Bauer, a full-time PGA TOUR Coach. He shares what it is like to be out on tour, what working with pros looks like compared to amateurs, how he approaches coaching golf, comments on the state of golf in Canada, and also gives some insight on ways to acquire and retain new golfers.
July 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 20 mins
canada, european tour, flagstick, golf, lpga, pga, samantha marks, sports, teetalk, tour
We finally bring you a guest we have wanted on the show for awhile. Samantha Marks of Golf Channel joins us to explore some topics that only a female journalist, accomplished golfer, and active user of social media can address properly. Her insight will be eye opening for some as she relates how she navigates many aspects of a world that is not always welcoming to some, for no good reason.
The former University of Arkansas golfer covers a lot of ground from breaking into media, how she deals with detractors on social media, and how she chooses to pave her own way in life with no apologies. It's a fun conversation.
Before Stefan takes off on vacation we take a look back at the Workday Charity Open, banter about the plans to have no fans on the PGA TOUR through the Tour Championship, discuss the prospects of Collin Morikawa, and take a look at the Canadian men surging out on tour.
We dig into the ridiculous world of Cameo; who are the golfers taking part, how much they are charging, and just how bad some of the greetings are.
In the mail bag we talk island greens on golf courses, the merit of golf course rankings, Covid putting cup preferences, old pros we would have liked to see live, and if we prefer the PGA TOUR with or without fans.
July 9th, 2020 | 1 hr 29 mins
canada, european tour, flagstick, golf, lpga, pga, shawn mckenzie, sports, teetalk, tour
Hockey may be the key sport of his profession but for Sportsnet Host and Broadcaster Shawn McKenzie, golf is his obsession. The staple on our TV screens in Canada joins us to talk about how he got into the game, his thoughts on professional golf, personal golf highlights and he even dishes on the burgeoning skills on the links of his famous father, Bob McKenzie. We also talk a little hockey and what we might expect to see with the coverage of the game as the NHL looks to return.
Stefan and Scott gives their impressions on the win and recent play by Bryson Dechambeau at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, preview the Workday Charity Open, and provide some updates on the LPGA and LET majors.
We play The Guess Who? trivia game, banter about the ability of Dechambeau to win at Augusta National, talk best female golf pros few people are paying attention, have an unusual discussion about gloves, discuss the difference in how amateur and pros deal with rough, and provide some advice on the process of playing versus being focussed on score.
July 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 20 mins
canada, european tour, flagstick, golf, lpga, mark anguiano, pga, sports, teetalk, tour
Another wild week in golf. Dustin Johnson gets his 21st victory on the PGA TOUR, the CP Women’s Open is postponed for 2020 and one of the hottest mini-tour players in golf joins us on the podcast.
We discuss DJ’s Golf Hall of Fame potential, where the PGA TOUR stands in the COVID-19 pandemic situation, and if we think fans will actually be welcomed at The Memorial.
Joining us fresh off the course at a Korn Ferry Tour qualifier is Mark Anguiano, a dominant player on smaller pro tours, and a 2018 winner on the Mackenzie Tour. He helps us dive into the current effects of the pandemic on aspiring pros and how some are even choosing to give up the pursuit.
We discuss the implications of the CP Women’s Open being cancelled, preview the Rocket Mortgage Classic and take on putting consistency in the Tip of the Week.
In the Mail Bag we talk pauses in the backswing, how you rank a great round on a par three course, who we’d choose to get up and down for our houses, and the validity of speed-based driver rankings.
June 25th, 2020 | 1 hr 32 mins
canada, european tour, flagstick, golf, lpga, pga, sports, teetalk, tour, vancouver golf tour
Week two of the PGA TOUR return finds us talking about efficient golf, including the win by Webb Simpson and runner-up finish by Abraham Ancer. Of course it was not the only story of the week as the PGA TOUR had their first on-site positive test for COVID-19 and Brooks Koepka takes on Nick Faldo over the role of television analysts.
Chris Kirk wins on the Korn Ferry Tour on the heels of time away from golf to deal with alcohol dependency and depression. As a result we discuss the "human" factor of golf pros.
We also chat about the decision to have no fans at the PGA Championship and the possibility that the Ryder Cup will be delayed.
Fraser Mulholland, the Commissioner and President of the Vancouver Golf Tour, joins us in the feature interview. He shares the origins of the tour, its role in developing players on Canada's west coast, and the loyalty of the players, including those like Adam Hadwin, and Nick Taylor who recently played two events on the circuit while on hiatus from the PGA TOUR.
We preview the Travelers Championshiop, play a fun game of "Would You Rather?" (golf edition) and dig into a packed Mail Bag.
This week reader questions ranged in topics from best LPGA events to attend, will Webb Simpson have a Hall of Fame worthy career, the appropriate tees for juniors, and our worst personal swing thoughts.
June 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 31 mins
canada, european tour, flagstick, golf, haywood golf, lpga, pga, sports, teetalk, tour, vancouver
It's an exciting episode with the return of the PGA TOUR at the Charles Schwab Challenge and we break it down - the good, the bad, and the indifferent. Who played well, whether Collin Morikawa and Rory Mcilroy have some serious work to do, and how the PGA TOUR handled an event in the midst of a pandemic.
We share news on new events for the LPGA and PGA Tour, the fate of the Golf Canada Amateur events for the rest of 2020, and why a 2-time PGA TOUR winner is playing on the Vancouver Golf Tour.
We take on the enigma that is Bryson DeChambeau and his strategy to blitz courses off the tee, and talk ratings for the return of the TOUR, both on broadcasts and with gamblers.
In our feature interview we welcome Vancouver entrepreneur Joshua Haywood to lay out his story of developing a Canadian-based golf equipment brand from scratch. He delves into the origin, the challenges, the joys, and where he feels he can fit into the golf retail landscape.
We preview the RBC Heritage as it returns to Hilton Head Island and who might play well there, and Scott tests Stefan on his knowledge of how much money certain prominent players won in their pro golf careers.
In the Mail Bag we answer questions about out-of-the-way Scottish golf spots, how to get more out of your driver, how much practice is too much, and whether we think Nike made a mistake to get out for the golf equipment business.
It's another packed episode and you won't want to miss a minute.
June 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 35 mins
canada, european tour, flagstick, golf, golf canada, laurence applebaum, lpga, pga, sports, teetalk, tour
June 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 28 mins
canada, european tour, flagstick, golf, josh whalen, lpga, pga, sports, teetalk, tour
The uncertainly of the world also extends to golf. First year touring pro and the former #1 amateur in Canada, Josh Whalen, joins us on the podcast this week to talk about it all. The Kent State graduate explains how achieving success in golf is not always a linear path whether that is setbacks with your game, health issues with people you love, or having your season halted by a pandemic.
He also gives insight into his time with Team Canada, playing amateur golf around the world, and teeing it up at the 2019 RBC Canadian Open.
Stefan and Scott discuss inclusiveness in golf, the latest news from the PGA TOUR, Mackenzie Tour, Symetra Tour, and Lorie Kane being inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.
We introduce a new game with a golf version of Two Truths and a Lie, we talk about some equipment options and playing decisions, and discuss players who cheat at the game.
We cap it all off with a putting tip.