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Next on the Tee, Where PGA & LPGA Players, Legends & Top Instructors Share Their Stories, Insights and Playing Lessons to Help You Play Better Golf.

April 22, 2017

Andy Fortner, Kyle Roggenburk, & Steve Mona


On this edition of Next on the Tee my guests are: Andy Fortner, Head PGA Professional at the French Lick Resort; Kyle Roggenburk, Founder of EKR Brands; Stone Mona, CEO of the World Golf Foundation which operates The First Tee, We Are Golf and the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Andy Fortner - Andy talked about establishing The First Tee chapter at Shawnee Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. He also talke about the Pete Dye and Donald Ross courses at the French Lick Resort, being a part of the team that put on the 2015 Sr. PGA Championship, the inaugural Sr. LPGA Championship which will be held later this year, and the rich history of the resort that dates back to the early 1900s.

Kyle Roggenburk - Kyle talked about how he and his wife established EKR brands and the services they offer to help brands grow their presence online and over social media. He also talked about their Sink It brand and their tagline "Play with Confidence". They've also added another apparel line called Slang Apparel. We also talked about Cleveland sports and what may be next for them.

Steve Mona - Steve and I talked about the incredible amount of money that the PGA Tour raises for charity every year; more than every other major sport combined. We also talked about the amount of jobs and impact that golf has on our economy, whether or not the golf ball needs to be dialed back, the new rules changes and how to better deal with the cost of playing the game.

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