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

Ian Baker-Finch shared his memories and insights about:

  • His 1991 Open Championship
  • The year he spent with the Claret Jug
  • His early 90's success at Augusta National
  • What that first drive up Magnolia Lane was like
  • Learning to play reading Jack Nicklaus' book Golf My Way, then later getting to play with Jack on Tour.
  • The two times he's been hit with a golf ball while broadcasting
  • What to expect this week at the FedEx WGC Tournament.

Tim shares his stories about:

  • His college playing days at the University of Georgia and some of the great talent he played with and against in the SEC.
  • Being successful playing in the Georgia Open and winning the Southern Open in Columbus, Goergia, but struggling with expectation in The Masers.
  • His 1990 season when he finished T5 in the US Open, T12 in the Open Championship, and T8 at the PGA Championship. 

I talk with Tim about:

  • His college playing days at the University of Georgia and some of the great talent he played with and against in the SEC.
  • Being successful playing in the Georgia Open and winning the Southern Open in Columbus, Goergia, but struggling with expectation in The Masers.
  • His 1990 season when he finished T5 in the US Open, T12 in the Open Championship, and T8 at the PGA Championship. 

Ian Baker-Finch shared his memories from:

  • His 1991 Open Championship
  • The year he spent with the Claret Jug
  • His early 90's success at Augusta National
  • What that first drive up Magnolia Lane was like
  • Learning to play reading Jack Nicklaus' book Golf My Way, then later getting to play with Jack on Tour.
  • The two times he's been hit with a golf ball while broadcasting
  • What to expect this week at the FedEx WGC Tournament.

Ross Greenburg joins me and talks about the 1962 US Open documentary he did for the USGA and how it was a dream come true doing a respective of that tournament with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. He also talks about his first visit to Augusta National and the feature film and documentary he did on the 1980 US Hockey team.

David Abeles shared the pride he has in the brand's players and the big win Jon Rahm had at The Memorial tournament; becoming the #1 player in the world. He reacted to my statement regarding the media being focused on the wrong/negative story, the ball moving prior to Rahm's chip shot on #16, instead of his great victory. He also talked about the energy and excitement around their young players: Rahm, Morikawa, and Matt Wolffe. 

This week TP shares a special guest, one of his junior players known affectionately as Jack "The Whack". We hear about the great progress Jack is making including winning a couple of tournaments at the end of last year. Tom also shares his thoughts on Jon Rahm becoming the #1 player in the world and the computer ranking system. We also talk about why Jack Nicklaus is completely tearing down the Muirfield Village Golf Course now that the tournament is over and we get a few short game tips from him as well.

Top Instructor Tom Patri, former President of HBO Sports & now Head of his own Production Company Ross Greenburg, and the CEO of TaylorMade Golf David Abeles Join Me...

TP shares a special guest, one of his junior players known affectionately as Jack "The Whack". We hear about the great progress Jack is making including winning a couple of tournaments at the end of last year. Tom also shares his thoughts on Jon Rahm becoming the #1 player in the world and the computer ranking system. We also talk about why Jack Nicklaus is completely tearing down the Muirfield Village Golf Course now that the tournament is over and we get a few short game tips from him as well.

Ross Greenburg talks about the 1962 US Open documentary he did for the USGA and how it was a dream come true doing a respective of that tournament with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. He also told us about what his first visit was like to Augusta National and the feature film and documentary he did on the 1980 US Hockey team.

David Abeles shared the pride he has in the brand's players and the big win Jon Rahm had at The Memorial tournament, becoming the #1 player in the world. He reacted to my statement regarding the media being focused on the wrong/negative story, the ball moving prior to Rahm's chip shot on #16, instead of his great victory. He also talked about the energy and excitement around their young players: Rahm, Morikawa, and Matt Wolffe. 

Damon Hack talks about the work he's doing on his golf game with our resident Director of Instruction and mutual good friend Tom Patri. We also talks in depth about the special he hosted on The Golf Channel titled, Race and Sports in America. We hear about some issues that Damon has had with the police in his past plus the comments and insights shared by Charles Barkley, Ozzie Smith, Steph Curry, Jimmy Rollins and Troy Mullins on the show. We also talk about the role that sports plays in bringing us all together.

Former BC Lions WR and former Chairman of Els for Autism Marco Iannuzzi joins me on this segment. Marco and I talk about his college football days at Harvard and the Grey Cup Championship he helped the BC Lions win during his rookie season. Marco has been playing golf for years and we hear when and how he got introduced to the game plus how CFL legendary WR Geroy Simon gave him a set of clubs only to turn around and charge him for them after Marco took all the skins one day. We also talked about the great charity work Marco does for Els for Autism, Multiple Sclerosis of Canada, and winning Canada's Smartest Person competition and ending it by dropping the people's elbow.

Former BC Lions WR and Chairman of Els for Autism Marco Iannuzzi plus The Golf Channel's Damon Hack Join Me. Marco and I talk about his college football days at Harvard and the Grey Cup Championship he helped the BC Lions win during his rookie season. Marco has been playing golf for years and we hear when and how he got introduced to the game plus how CFL legendary WR Geroy Simon gave him a set of clubs only to turn around and charge him for them after Marco took all the skins one day. Marco also talked about the great charity work he does for Els for Autism, Multiple Sclerosis of Canada, plus several other charities and why that's important to him.

Damon Hack talks about the work he's doing on his golf game with our resident Director of Instruction and mutual good friend Tom Patri. We also talked in depth about the show he hosted this week on The Golf Channel called Race and Sports in America. We hear about some issues that Damon has had with the police in his past plus the comments and insights shared by Charles Barkley, Ozzie Smith, Steph Curry, Jimmy Rollins and Troy Mullins on the show. We also talk about the role that sports plays in bringing us all together.

I'm excited to have Hal Sutton back with me. We talked about his 1983 PGA Championship victory, dealing with major championship pressure, what he did with the Wanamaker Trophy following his win, stories from being a part of 4 Ryder Cup teams and the Captain of the 2004 team, and learning to be proud of his accomplishments.

Former LPGA Commissioner Charlie Mechem joined me a couple of weeks ago and was so entertaining that listeners and I wanted him to get him back on the show as quickly as possible. He shares more stories about his time with legends like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Neil Armstrong, Paul Brown, and here's a twist, Tommy Thayer of KISS.

Tom shares his thoughts on Bryson DeChambeau's swing and if it's impressive or a back injury waiting to happen. He also shares some tips for how to successfully hit shots from a downhill lie just outside of a green side bunker plus an uphill fairway lie in the fairway when the ball is above our feet. 

Top Instructor Tom Patri, 1983 PGA Champion Hal Sutton, and former LPGA Commissioner Charlie Mechem join me.

Tom shares his thoughts on Bryson DeChambeau's swing and whether it's impressive or a back injury waiting to happen. He also shares some tips for how to successfully hit shots from a downhill lie just outside of a green side bunker plus an uphill fairway lie when the ball is above our feet. 

I'm excited to have Hal Sutton back with me. We talked about his 1983 PGA Championship victory, dealing with major championship pressure, what he did with the Wannamaker Trophy following his win, stories from being a part of 4 Ryder Cup teams and the Captain of the 2004 team, and learning to be proud of his accomplishments.

Former LPGA Commissioner Charlie Mechem joined me a couple of weeks ago and was so entertaining that listeners and I wanted him back on the show as quickly as possible. He shares more stories about his time with legends like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Neil Armstrong, Paul Brown, and here's a twist, Tommy Thayer of KISS.

Michael Whelan was the original VP of Production and Executive Producer on The Golf Channel when it was all just a concept. He talks about starting the channel from the ground up, how he sketched out each show, the vision behind those shows, and then hiring the right people to make those shows come to life.

Andy shares his thoughts on Covid-19 and if the Tours could decide to pull the plug on the rest of the season. He also talks about how course designers can stop 400 yard drives, and if any of his players gave him veto power for a foolish shot they were talking about playing.

On this segment of the show I talk with PGA Tour Caddie Kip Henley. Kip is one of the great follows on Twitter @kiphenley. He is currently looping for Stewart Cink out on the PGA Tour. He gave great insights into the incredible lengths the PGA Tour is going to in order to keep the players and caddies safe. He also talks about what it's like caddying at The Masters, what his favorite foreign country is to caddie in (Alabama), staying away from any negative comments when discussing a shot with his player, and the beauty of the McLemore course outside of Chattanooga.

What a fun episode of Next on the Tee. which my guests Michael Whelan, Andy Lano II, and Kip Henley.

Michael Whelan was the original VP of Production and Executive Producer on The Golf Channel. He talks about starting the channel from the ground up; how he sketched out each show, what the vision behind those shows was, and then hiring the right people to make those shows come to life.

Andy Lano shared his insights and perspective as a former Tour Caddie on Covid-19 and if he were still out on Tour what concerns he'd have. He also shares his thoughts on what course designers and Superintendents will need to do in order to combat the yardage explosion that continues to see guys routinely hit nearly 350-400 yards. We also hear about his company Golf Mastery that helps players of all levels learn about strategy, course management, and the mental side of the game.

I round out the show talking with PGA Tour Caddie Kip Henley. Kip is one of the great follows on Twitter @kiphenley. He is currently looping for Stewart Cink out on the PGA Tour. He gave great insights into the incredible lengths the PGA Tour is going to in order to keep the players and the caddies safe. He also talks about what it's like caddying at The Masters, what his favorite foreign country is to caddie in (Alabama), staying away from any negative comments when discussing a shot with his player, and the beauty of the McLemore course outside of Chattanooga.

Roger Chapman, 2012 Senior PGA & US Senior Open Champion joins me. Roger is one of only 4 players to win the Senior PGA & US Senior Open in the same season. The others are Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Hale Irwin. Roger shares stories of that magical 2012 season plus the mid round pep talk that Seve Ballesteros gave him and the pairing that made him nervous.

Charlie Mechem has led an amazing life. Hear stories for how he went from law school to the Army to being CEO of the Taft Broadcasting Company. Hear how and why Jack Nicklaus recommending him for Commissioner of the LPGA back in the 90s, his 20 year business relationship with Arnold Palmer, a hilarious appearance on Pete Rose's radio show, and the College Football Hall of Fame Induction party where he sat next to former President Nixon...and so much more.

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