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Hear Golf’s Greatest Legends, Players, & the Top Instructors in the Game Sharing Their Stories, Insights and Playing Lessons.

John Cook shares his thoughts on the Ryder Cup and the new World Champions Cup that will be coming to the Champions Tour in November of 2022. We also hear about his work with Patrick Cantlay, how John was successfully able to transition to the broadcast booth, and for those of us north of 50 years of age, John provides a tip for how to keep your swing long and fluid.

Tim Simpson talks about how lyme disease took away his opportunity to be a member of the US Ryder Cup team in 1991. We also hear about his relationship with Sam and JC Snead, the things that Sam taught him, and tips for how to consistently make center clubface contact.

Olin Browne shares his thoughts on the wrap-around Tour season, the importance of accuracy off the tee for those of us who can't drive it 300+ yards, Bernhard Langer the prankster, what Phil Mickelson brings to the Champions Tour, and his thoughts on the new World Champions Cup...

Matthew Laurance shares his thoughts on the Ryder Cup as well and what it's done for Bryson DeChambeau's personal brand. We also hear about his friendship with long-time Billy Joel band drummer Liberty DeVitto, and being recognized by the Kentucky Section of the PGA of America for his contributions to the game.

In this episode, I am excited to be joined by Champions Tour Pros John Cook, Tim Simpson, and Olin Browne plus former Actor now Backspin Golf Host Matthew Laurance joining me.

John Cook shares his thoughts on the Ryder Cup and the new World Champions Cup that will be coming to the Champions Tour in November of 2022. We also hear about his work with Patrick Cantlay, how John was successfully able to transition to the broadcast booth, and for those of us north of 50 years of age, John provides a tip for how to keep your swing long and fluid.

Tim Simpson talks about how lyme disease took away his opportunity to be a member of the US Ryder Cup team in 1991. We also hear about his relationship with Sam and JC Snead, the things that Sam taught him, and tips for how to consistently make center clubface contact.

Olin Browne shares his thoughts on the wrap-around Tour season, the importance of accuracy off the tee for those of us who can't drive it 300+ yards, Bernhard Langer the prankster, what Phil Mickelson brings to the Champions Tour, and his thoughts on the new World Champions Cup.

Matthew Laurance shares his thoughts on the Ryder Cup as well and what it's done for Bryson DeChambeau's personal brand. We also hear about his friendship with long-time Billy Joel band drummer Liberty DeVitto, and Matthew's award from the Kentucky Section of the PGA of America for his contributions to the game.

What a privilege to spend time last night on Next on the Tee talking with a pair of Top 100 Instructors in Tom Patri and Kellie Stenzel plus former Tour Pro Donnie Hammond, and the President of the Golf Heritage Society Dr. Bern Bernacki.

On this episode, my guests are a pair of Top 100 Instructors Tom Patri and Kellie Stenzel plus former Tour Pro Donnie Hammond and the President of the Golf Heritage Society Dr. Bern Bernacki.

Tom celebrates his birthday with us by sharing his thoughts on the Ryder Cup, Bryson DeChambeau's image transformation, missing the old silly season, plus what we need to change when the fairway and greens get harder as the temperature gets lower.

Donnie Hammond shares his insights on the Ryder Cup as well. We also hear about the less glamorous side of life on Tour, his victory at the 1986 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, and the rash of player/caddie breakups recently.

Dr. Bern Bernacki is the President of the Golf Heritage Society. He gave insights into some of the historic golf courses in and around the Pittsburgh area, including the Clearview Golf Club which is the first golf course designed and built by an African American, William Powell. We also hear about the Bob O'Connor Golf Course which dates back to 1897 and their recent 50th Anniversary Convention and some of the cool pieces of memorabilia that were on display.

Kellie Stenzel has been named a Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor every year since 2009. She talked about the growth of the game on the women's side thanks to great events like the Solheim Cup and the truly international leaderboard at the Olympics. She also shared talked about why most of us should switch to wedges with a high degree of bounce, tips for how to choose which clubs we should be using to chip around the green, and a tip for how to hit the shot when your ball is embedded in deep rough just off the green.

In this episode, my guests are Champions Tour Pro Scott Verplank, the Golf Channel's Damon Hack, Top Junior Player Avery Zweig, and an amateur golfer that I truly envy Wayne Talsky.

Scott Verplank starts off sharing memories from his amazing college golf career at Oklahoma State. We hear why a Texas boy crossed rival state lines to play at OSU. We also hear about the National Championship they won in 1983, how he won the individual title in 1986, and how he doubled down and won the US Amateur that year as well. He also takes us inside what it was like being a part of the winning 1985 US Walker Cup team, being a part of two US Ryder Cup teams, and winning the 1985 Western Open on the PGA Tour as an Amateur.

Damon Hack joins me fresh off covering the Ryder Cup. He talks about what it was like being on the grounds of Whistling Straits and immersed in that fandom. He also shares his insights on how Captain Stricker molded this group into a team, whether Patrick Reed will ever be a part of a US team again, and overreaction Monday to the European team's loss.

Avery Zweig is one of the top US junior players in the country. She's currently 4th in the AJGA Girl's rankings and #1 for the class of 2025. At 14 she's won just about every junior title out there including the Annika Invitational earlier this year. She was a member of the US Jr. Solheim Cup team and qualified as the 1st alternate for this year's Women's US Open. We hear all those stories and more.

Wayne Talsky is a long-time listener and supporter of the show. He's also a wonderful amateur player. He shares his experience going through trying to qualify for the US Senior Open earlier this year at The Bear's Club. He's taken his Next on the Tee hat on a fantastic golf adventure this summer to New York and he played some of the courses many of us have on our bucket list including National Golf Links, Hudson National, and the Golf Club at Southhampton. We hear about that trip plus his time at Augusta National.

In this episode I'm joined by Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Tim Cusick, 1979 Bay Hill Classic Champion Bob Byman, Cherry Hills Director of Instruction Shane LeBaron, and 1977 US Amateur Champion John Fought.

Tim Cusick is now a member of the Education Faculty of the PGA of America at their new headquarters in Frisco, Texas. Tim updates us on how their new facility and two championship golf courses that will host major championships are coming along. He also shares tips for how to read greens, dial in our distance control from 100 yards in, and fix your swing if you're struggling with coming over the top.

Bob Byman shares stories from his college golf days at Wake Forest and how Arnold Palmer encouraged him to go there following a practice round they played together at Pebble Beach when Bob qualified to play in the US Open at age 17. We also hear about how he teamed with Curtis Strange and Jay Haas while at Wake Forest to win back-to-back National Championships in 1974 & '75. Things would come full circle with Mr. Palmer when Bob won the 1979 Bay Hill Invitational, which was the first year Mr. Palmer took over as tournament Host.

Shane LeBaron recently became the first Director of Instruction at Cherry Hills Golf Club which has been the site of many major championships. We all remember Arnold Palmer's charge in the final round to win the 1960 US Open there. Its also seen Andy North win a US Open, Phil Mickelson win a US Amateur, and Jack Nicklaus win a US Senior Open. Shane takes us around the course plus shares the best putting tip I've heard in the 8 years of doing this show.

John Fought shares stories from his college days at BYU and their rich golf history. We also hear how he captured the 1977 US Amateur championship, his time being a part of the victorious US Walker Cup team, his 5th place finish in the 1983 PGA Championship plus his golf course design work.

In this edition of the podcast, my guests are LPGA Tour Legend & 2 Time Major Champion Dottie Pepper and 1970 National Champion & 1978 PGA Champion, John Mahaffey.

Dottie Pepper talks about the sports household she grew up in. Her father played professional baseball with the Detroit Tigers organization and was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in March of 1968. We also hear her stories about:

  • Winning the New York State Amateur Championship when she was 15
  • Her college golf days at Furman
  • Finishing low amateur at the 1984 US Open
  • Her two major championship victories both coming at the ANA Inspiration, formerly the Dinah Shore Classic.
  • Being a part of 6 Solheim Cup teams and what the US has to do in order to win the Cup back.
  • The bear that came charging towards her was she was covering the 2008 US Senior Open.
  • And her new book "Letters to a Future Champion" that you can find on her Web site www.dottiepepper.net

John Mahaffey shares stories from his college days at the University of Houston. John won the individual National Championship in 1970 and helped the Cougars to back-to-back team titles in 1969 & '70. We hear about his relationship with Ben Hogan and how he became known as "Hogan's Boy". We also hear about his victory a the 1978 PGA Championship, backing up that win the very next week at Pleasant Valley Country Club, being a member of the 1979 Ryder Cup team, and his transition to broadcasting the game.

Tim Simpson shares stories about his college roommate Chip Beck, plus looks back to when he was first presented with a medal wood to test out, the evolution of the golf ball, and how often he actually had his "A" game, if he won all of those times or did he piece together some of those wins?

Kip Henley tells us why a hole-in-one on a Par 3 doesn't count, which players he'd put on the US Ryder Cup team, if Bryson DeChambeau's requirements of his caddie are over the top, and how to find the right player who cares about the caddie and their time with their family.

Dennis Walters reminisces about his college days playing at North Texas State and competing against Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, and Bruce Lietzke. We also hear about the 1971 US Amateur that he played in, the golf cart accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down, and how he recovered and had to create a new dream. Dennis also talks about his relationship with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus.

Tom Stankowski shares memories of his days at Arizona State and what he learned from his teammate Billy Mayfair. We also talk about his big win at the Canadian Tour Championship.

This week on the Next on the Tee podcast I'm joined by one of the all-time great ball strikers Tim Simpson, PGA Tour Caddie Kip Henley, former Arizona State All-American Tim Stankowski, and World Golf Hall of Famer Dennis Walters.

 

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Tim Simpson shares stories about his college roommate Chip Beck, plus when he first was presented with a medal wood, the evolution of the golf ball, and how often he actually had his A game.

 

Kip Henley tells us why a hole-in-one on a Par 3 doesn't count, which players he'd put on the US Ryder Cup team, and if Bryson DeChambeau's requirements of his caddie are over the top.

 

Tom Stankowski shares memories of his days at Arizona State and what he learned from his teammate Billy Mayfair. We also talk about his big win at the Canadian Tour Championship.

 

Dennis Walters reminisces about his college days playing at North Texas State and competing against Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, and Bruce Lietzke. We also hear about the 1971 US Amateur that he played in, the golf cart accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down, and how he recovered and had to create a new dream. Dennis also talks about his relationship with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus.

 

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Eric Johnson is a Golf Digest Top 100 Instructor. He takes us inside his new home course, Yellowstone Golf Club in Big Sky Montana. Eric also weighs in on the upcoming US Ryder Cup team, and how we can be mentally strong when we're faced with those 2-5 foot knee knockers.

Hal Sutton shares his thoughts on golf in the Olympics, Xander Schauffele's gold medal performance, how that victory might propel him to winning his first major, Louis Oosthuizen's summer, and how to develop an attitude for winning. I also get his thoughts on how US Ryder Cup Captain Steve Stricker can prevent the team room from becoming a circus with Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, and Patrick Reed all on the team, plus the emotional handshake with his Caddie Freddie Burns following Hal's tap in putt to defeat Tiger Woods at the 2000 Players Championship.

Shaun Micheel catches us up on his performances at the Sr. PGA Championship and Sr. Open Championship that he just arrived back from. We also hear about trying to prepare for playing links golf, and whatever became of the 7 iron he hit to 2 inches on the last hole of the 2003 PGA Championship, which may be the best approach shot in major championship history.

Top Instructor Jason Hase takes us around his home course Buffalo Dunes which Golf Magazine ranked #8 among the best municipal courses in the country. He also gives us a tip for how to stop hitting our wedges fat.

In this episode, I'm joined by former PGA Champions Hal Sutton and Shaun Micheel plus Top Instructors Jason Hase and Eric Johnson.

Hal Sutton shares his thoughts on golf in the Olympics, Xander Schauffele's gold medal performance, how that victory might propel him to winning his first major, Louis Oosthuizen's summer, and how to develop an attitude for winning. I also get his thoughts on how US Ryder Cup Captain Steve Stricker can prevent the team room from becoming a circus with Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, and Patrick Reed all on the team.

Shaun Micheel catches us up on his performances at the Sr. PGA Championship and Sr. Open Championship that he just arrived back from. We also hear about trying to prepare for playing links golf, and whatever became of the 7 iron he hit to 2 inches on the last hole of the 2003 PGA Championship, which may be the best approach shot in major championship history.

Top Instructor Jason Hase takes us around his home course Buffalo Dunes which Golf Magazine ranked #8 among the best municipal courses in the country. He also gives us a tip for how to stop hitting our wedges fat.

Eric Johnson is a Golf Digest Top 100 Instructor. He takes us inside his new home course, Yellowstone Golf Club in Big Sky Montana. Eric also weighs in on the upcoming US Ryder Cup team, and how we can be mentally strong when we're faced with those 2-5 foot knee knockers.

Tom Purtzer made one of the most incredible birdies in Tour history on his way to winning the 1991 Colonial Invitational. He made it from a downhill lie in the back lip of the bunker. He takes us inside that shot and how it lead to a complete redesign of that trap. We also hear about his T4 finish at the 1982 Open Championship at Royal Troon, what it's like trying to hit the green at the Postage Stamp hole, and his victory at the 1991 World Series of Golf.

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