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

Two of the Top Instructors in the game, Tom Patri and Rob Strano plus PGA Tour Legend Tom Purtzer, and former NHL Goalie turned Broadcaster, and Golf Enthusiast Darren Pang are next on the tee with me this week.

Tom Patri shares his thoughts on the new PGA Tour Incentive Program, plus memories from working with Seve Ballesteros, and how teaching has changed over the years.

Tom Purtzer takes us through some of his 9 Tour victories along with his Top 10 finish in the 1977 & '79 US Opens and the 1982 Open Championship at Royal Troon. We also hear about his twin daughters and why they were named after Robin Yount and Juli Inkster.

Rob Strano takes us inside his great TV show, The Golf Kingdom. Rob also spent some time recently with Collin Montgomery at Rob's Golf Academy in Destin, Florida. We also get some tips to help us improve our chipping and putting.

We round out the show with former Chicago Blackhawks Goalie turned TV Broadcaster Darren Pang. Panger shares stories from his junior hockey days right up through his time with the Blackhawks. We hear about some of his golf buddies like Wayne Gretzky, Dan Quinn, and Steve Yzerman. Plus we hear how he got to call hockey in the Winter Olympics and work alongside the Vin Scully of hockey, Doc Emrick.

Former PGA of America President Suzy Whaley plus 2010 LPGA National Teacher of the Year Cindy Miller, and Short Game Guru Brandon Stooksbury join me.

Cindy Miller shares her insights on how to score better, how to get over the psychological hump of trying to break 80, 90, or 100 for the first time, how not to played scared, and keeping your emotional cool on the course.

Suzy Whaley took us on a journey through her career in golf from playing her college golf at the University of North Carolina, winning 2 team titles at the Duke Invitational Championships on Duke soil, playing on the LPGA Tour, being the first woman in nearly 60 years (since Babe Didrickson-Zaharias) to qualify to play in a PGA Tour event at the Greater Hartford Open in 2003, and then being the first female President of the PGA of America.

Brandon Stooksbury is a short game guru and shared tips for hitting pitch shots closer, how to get out of a greenside bunker, and how to get clean contact in a fairway bunker or off a tight lie.

We help build your game from the ground up with Top Instructor Tom Patri and the Developer of BrodiTrak Golf and Manitoba Golf Hall of Famer Terry Hashimoto. We also hear the latest from the LPGA Legends Tour from their Commissioner and 2 time LPGA Major Champion Jane Geddes.

This week I'm joined by Top Instructors Tom Patri & John Mascari, Talking Golf Getaways Host Mitch Laurance, the Host of The Augusta Golf Show John Patrick.

We recap The Masters, talk about the course and what aspects of it TV doesn't do justice to. Mitch Laurance takes us inside two historic golf courses near Augusta National, Palmetto Golf Club and Aiken Golf Club, and their significance to the game in this country. Tom Patri and John Mascari share playing lessons for how to hit our scoring irons (7-8-9 irons) closer to the hole and why so many Pros are going to the claw grip with their putting strokes.

On this episode, hear stories and insights on The Masters and Augusta National from 2011 US Senior Open Champion Olin Browne, Backspin Golf Host Matthew Laurance, and Broadcast Legend Ben Wright.

2011 US Senior Open Champion Olin Browne takes us on the course at Augusta National to let us know what it's like playing there and in the Tournament. Hear his explanation of the wind tunnel that the 13th hole is and how the trees around the 12th green causes the wind to swirl making club selection a challenge. He also talks about how intimidating the tee shot is on 18.

Matthew Laurance talks about how the reality of being at Augusta National far exceeds your expectations regardless of how high they are. We also talk about who he is rooting for and perhaps against and how nervous he and any of us would be if we got that invitation to play the course.

Ben Wright takes us behind the camera for what it was like preparing to broadcast the tournament. We hear about legendary Executive Producer Frank Chirkinian and how Clifford Roberts summoned Mr. Wright to Butler Cabin to audition to see if he would allow him to be a part of CBS's broadcast team. We also get his thoughts on the chances this year for Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, and Jordan Spieth.

Gary Player joins me and shares memories from his 3 Masters victories plus his run of 3 victories in a row in 1978 starting with The Masters, his thoughts on Bryson DeChambeau, why Tom Wieskopf never won at Augusta, the importance of having longevity and the overuse of the term superstar.

The Golf Channel's Golf Today Co-Host Damon Hack shares his insights on the Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players Championship, Rory, Bryson, and the disappointment over Tiger's latest accident.

Top LPGA Instructor Nancy Quarcelino talks about helping to get the women's golf team started at Western Kentucky University during her sophomore year, plus the things she did to pay her way through grad school at Florida State and the impact Bobby Bowden had on her. We also get a lesson on how to chip the ball closer to the hole.

Bob Winskowicz is the Founder of Sqairz Golf. We hear about what makes their golf shoes superior to every other one on the market. Bob takes us through the construction of their shoe leads and why that leads to greater stability and balance in our swing, which leads to greater distance. Sqairz is the best golf shoe I've ever worn and you'll hear why I wanted to partner with them and why Nick Faldo and John Daly reached out to Bob to partner with them as well.

Hal Sutton talks about playing to win, not to finish 2nd. We hear what it was like standing on the tee looking at the island green of the 17th hole of The Players Championship with a one-stroke lead in the final round, over Tiger Woods. We also hear the story of Hal's caddie Freddie Burns and what it says about players who go to the left side of the driving range versus the right side.

Former PGA Tour Pro Bob Friend talks about his experience playing in The Players Championship in 1999 plus being paired with Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros at the Bay Hill Invitational.

Our resident Director of Instruction Tom Patri shares his thoughts on The Players Championship, Rory chasing even more distance, Bryson's recent power displays, looking ahead to The Masters, and how to shake the rust off your golf swing.

PGA Tour Legend Hal Sutton plus Top Instructor Tom Patri and 2-time winner on Tour Bob Friend Jr. join me. Hear their thoughts on The Players Championship, what it was like for Hal to stand on the 17th tee with a 1 shot lead over Tiger Woods in 2000, what his caddie said to him as they walked to the 18th tee, and why you do pin seek on 17 when you're in second place even if it goes in the water...you're playing to win. Plus gets tips from TP on how to shake the rust off your golf swing and what it was like for Bob Friend when he was paired with Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros in the 1999 Bay Hill Invitational.

This week we look back at The Masters with Top Instructor Tom Patri, PGA Tour Pro Nick O'Hern shares his experiences playing in the Tournament and former Tour Caddie, NHL Star, and Celebrity Tour Champion Dan Quinn talks about being on the bag for Ernie Els in the 2010 Masters.

Nick also brought Tom Naramore along to talk about the app that Tom is Co-Founder of D3 Golf, which allows you to challenge your friends of even Nick to a match even if those friends or Nick are all the way across the country.

This week Major Champions Olin Browne and Mark Wiebe plus Backspin Golf Host and Kentucky Section PGA of America's Media Representative of the Year Matthew Laurance join me.

Olin and Mark reflect back on their Masters appearances plus all three guys share their thoughts on this year's tournament, what we saw from Dustin Johnson, what we didn't see from Bryson DeChambeau, and what Tiger taught all of us AFTER he took a 10 on number 12.

Ben Wright shares his memories from the 1975 Masters battle between Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Johnny Miller. He also talks about Gary Player's triumph in 1978 when he shot a then course record 64 in the final round, playing alongside Seve Ballesteros on his 21st birthday. We also hear who Mr. Wright's favorites are for this year and why.

John Patrick, Host of the Augusta Golf Show, shares his insights on how the Augusta National grounds look compared to what we're used to in April, plus the economic impact the city has dealt with due to the loss of patrons, and what he expects to see in this year's tournament.

Top Instructor Tom Patri shares his thoughts on the hype that Bryson could break Augusta National, plus shares his thoughts on Rory, Phil, and Tiger. TP also shares a playing lesson for how to deal with wet conditions.

On this Veterans Day Special of Next on the Tee I'm joined by PGA Tour SuperStore and Class A Teaching Professional Tim Wilkes. Tim is also on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Chapter of the Adaptive Golf Association which specializes in teaching the game to our wounded Veterans.

We start our conversation by learning about Tim's own struggles dealing with Muscular Dystrophy which was discovered when he was 13. His challenge to overcome his own disability plus his love of the game has led him to focus his life on helping wounded Veterans learn or re-learn how to play golf. He shares his processes and techniques for reaching and improving the lives of Veterans struggling with physical limitations or the effects of PTSD and how the game has positively impacted their lives.

This week on Next on the Tee I'm joined by Top Instructor Tom Patri, the Host of the Augusta Golf Show John Patrick, and Legendary Broadcaster Ben Wright. We talk Masters past and present. Hear their insights into this year's Tournament plus memories from the battle between Nicklaus, Weiskopf, and Miller in 1975, Gary Players' triumph in 1978, Seve's wins in '80 and '83 plus collapse in '86, and if Bryson DeChambeau will overpower the course or if that's just pre-tournament hype.

Hal Sutton talks about the impact that a parent's over zealous desire for their junior golfer's success can have a lasting negative impact on their child's psyche. He also talks about why he's opening up to us on Twitter, how he would entertain the other players during rain delays, plus thoughts on The Masters.

Mark Calcavecchia talks about his battle with Covid-19 plus his first Masters experience, what he did with the Claret Jug during his year with it after winning the Open Championship in 1989, and setting the PGA Tour record with 9 consecutive birdies at the 2009 Canadian Open.

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