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

Bob Ford takes us inside Seminole Golf Club and lets us know why, after decades of secrecy, we finally got to see the course during the TaylorMade Driving Relief match and this year's Walker Cup matches. He also takes us back to the 1983 US Open played at his home course, Oakmont, and the legends he got to play with during the practice round and the tournament. He shares what it was like playing with Nicklaus, Palmer, Weiskopf, Crenshaw, Miller Barber, Hubert Green, Lou Graham, and Bob Gilder.

Tom Patri shares his thoughts on the similarities between the first two years of Collin Morikawa's career and Tigers'. We also talk about Patrick Reed replacing Bryson DeChambeau on the US Olympic team and if Reed wins the gold, could he repair some of his tarnished reputation?

David Pursell joins me in the last segment and talks about his course FarmLinks at Pursell Farms. The course has been named the Best Public Course in the state of Alabama by Golf Advisor, GolfAlabama.com, and Golfweek Magazine. Hear what makes it such a fun course to play, the research and development they're doing right there on the course, and the incredible amenities they have there as well.

This week my guests are Top Instructor Tom Patri, PGA Hall of Famer Bob Ford, PGA Tour Legend Tom Purtzer, and the Founder of FarmLinks at Pursell Farms named Best Public Course in Alabama, David Pursell.

Tom Patri shares his thoughts on the similarities between the first two years of Collin Morikawa's career and Tigers'. We also talk about Patrick Reed replacing Bryson DeChambeau on the US Olympic team and if Reed wins the gold, could he repair some of his tarnished reputation?

Bob Ford takes us inside Seminole Golf Club and lets us know why, after decades of secrecy, we finally got to see the course during the TaylorMade Driving Relief match and this year's Walker Cup matches. He also takes us back to the 1983 US Open played at his home course, Oakmont, and the legends he got to play with during the practice round and the tournament. He shares what it was like playing with Nicklaus, Palmer, Weiskopf, Crenshaw, Miller Barber, Hubert Green, Lou Graham, and Bob Gilder.

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.

David Pursell joins me in the last segment and talks about his course FarmLinks at Pursell Farms. The course has been named the Best Public Course in the state of Alabama by Golf Advisor, GolfAlabama.com, and Golfweek Magazine. Hear what makes it such a fun course to play, the research and development they're doing right there on the course, and the incredible amenities they have there as well.

It's Open Championship week and I had a chance to talk with 3 guys who have hoisted the Claret Jug: Ian Baker-Finch, Mark Calcavecchia, and Mark Wiebe. Hear them share their stories for what it was like for them that week, the challenges of coming down the stretch with the lead, and their post-tournament adventures with the Jug.

Mark Wiebe shares his insights on preparing to play in an Open Championship. We hear about how mentally challenging links golf is over in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland due to the frequent weather changes and undulations in the fairways and greens. Mark also shares what he was looking for from his caddie and some of the answers may surprise you.

Callaway Content Manager John Wunder talks about the evolution of golf equipment and why we don't need to roll the ball back. John points out that the bombers aren't dominating tournaments plus course designers can combat distance through course conditions and layout.

Andy Lano was out in Big Sky, Montana, and visited The Reserve at Moonlight Basin where The Match was played this week. He talks about the course and his opinion on whether these types of events have run their course. We also hear about his experience caddying in the 2004 Ryder Cup plus his business, Golf Mastery, which helps us with course management and decision making. Check out how you can tap into Andy's wisdom from 25 years as a Tour caddie online at www.golfmastery.net.

In this episode of Next on the Tee my guest are: 2013 Sr. Open Champion Mark Wiebe, former Tour Caddies Andy Lano and Russ Holden, plus Callaway Content Manager John Wunder.

Mark Wiebe shares his insights on preparing to play in an Open Championship. We hear about how mentally challenging links golf is over in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland due to the frequent weather changes and undulations in the fairways and greens. Mark also shares what he was looking for from his caddie which sounds very different from other players.

Andy Lano was out in Big Sky, Montana, and visited The Reserve at Moonlight Basin where The Match was played this week. He talks about the course and his opinion on whether these types of events have run their course. We also hear about his experience caddying in the 2004 Ryder Cup plus his business, Golf Mastery, which helps us with course management and decision making. Check out how you can tap into Andy's wisdom from 25 years as a Tour caddie online at www.golfmastery.net.

 

Callaway Content Manager John Wunder talks about the evolution of golf equipment and why we don't need to roll the ball back. John points out that the bombers aren't dominating tournaments plus course designers can combat distance through course conditions and layout.

We round out the show with a return visit from another former Tour Caddie Russ Holden. Russ worked with Bernhard Langer for over a decade and served as Caddie Captain on the 2004 European Ryder Cup team. He shares his insights from that experience and the great work he's doing for our Military Veterans through his organization Caddy For A Cure.

Tournament Director Nathan Grube is back sharing his insights on the Travelers Champion and course set up at TPC River Highlands. I'm also joined by my Thursday Night Tailgate Co-Host Bob Lazzari who is on-site covering the tournament.

Nathan takes us through the amazing charitable work they do giving back to the local community. We also hear about great moments from the tournament's history like the day the earth shook...when Jordan Spieth holed out from the bunker to win in a playoff in 2017. We also go through the last 4 holes of TPC River Highlands, where the tournament is often won or lost on Sunday.

Mark Calcavecchia shares his thoughts on Phil Mickelson's win at the PGA Championship plus if we could see more 50+ year old players doing the same going forward. He also shares his thoughts on Jon Rahm having to withdraw from The Memorial, his experience playing in the 1989 and 1991 Ryder Cups, the gamesmanship that went from Seve during his matches, and if playing this year's Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits isn't much of a home course advantage.

Jane Blalock shares stories from her legendary LPGA career including her wins over LPGA Hall of Famers like Carol Mann, Kathy Whitworth, and Judy Rankin. We also what her life was like off the course, the impact Dinah Shore had on the LPGA Tour, and how Jane helped start the LPGA Legends Tour.

Jim McLean tells stories from his great college career at the University of Houston and getting to play alongside legends like Bruce Lietzke, John Mahaffey, Bobby Wadkins, Bill Rogers, and Tom Jenkins. We also hear about the work he's done as an Instructor with dozens of the greatest players of all time including our good friends Gary Player, Hal Sutton, and Jane Geddes, and the over 400 Teachers that have been certified through his instructional schools.

Hear stories and insights from two of the game's great Legends in 1989 Open Champion Mark Calcavecchia and 27-time winner on the LPGA Tour Jane Blalock plus one of the all-time great Instructors Jim McLean.

Mark Calcavecchia shares his thoughts on Phil Mickelson's win at the PGA Championship plus if we could see more 50+ year old players doing the same going forward. He shares his thoughts on Jon Rahm having to withdraw from The Memorial, his experience playing in the 1989 and 1991 Ryder Cups, the gamesmanship that went from Seve during his matches, and if playing this year's Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits isn't much of a home course advantage.

Jane Blalock shares stories from her great LPGA career including her wins over legends like Carol Mann, Kathy Whitworth, and Judy Rankin. We also hear about Dinah Shores' impact on the LPGA Tour, and how Jane helped get the LPGA Legends Tour off the ground.

Jim McLean tells stories from his great college career at the University of Houston and getting to play alongside legends like Bruce Lietzke, John Mahaffey, Bobby Wadkins, Bill Rogers, and Tom Jenkins. We also hear about the work he's done as an Instructor with dozens of the greatest players of all time, and the over 400 Teachers that have been certified through his instructional schools.

In this segment of the Next on the Tee podcast, Chip Beck may be the most positive person on the planet and it comes through in our conversation. Hear him sharing memories from playing in the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, which is remembered for being the War on the Shore. Hear about how he and Paul Azinger faced off against Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal and the gamesmanship that went on during their matches. We also hear about Chip's close calls in majors, how that prepared him to win, and his breakthrough first victory at the 1988 LA Open.

Bill Bergin updates us on his course design projects including the great work he did at McLemore, which will continue with a second 18 that promises to be even better than the first. Bill gave me advice on how to play the course so I can beat my buddies when we go on our annual golf trip which will be at McLemore this year. We also hear his insights and memories on Pete Dye's design work, what it was like qualifying for and playing in the 1980 US Open at Baltusrol and the 1984 Open Championship at St. Andrews; when his 3rd round 66 tied for the low round of the tournament.

Michelle Holmes talks about the joy of teaching young kids the game, the importance of parental support, and the impact our facial expressions can have when our kids hit poor shots. What we are communicating to our kids will stick with them and impact other aspects of their lives. Michelle is a treasure in our game and why comes through in everything she does. Hear our conversation here.

Tom Patri shares his thoughts on Phil Mickelson's big win, Phil's place among the all-time greats, coupled with Stewart Cink's 2 wins this year, do Old Guys Rule, plus putting tips to help us make those 3-5 foot knee knockers that can make or break our rounds.

Joining me on this episode are Top Instructor Tom Patri, 4 Time winner on Tour Chip Beck, Top US Kids Instructor Michelle Holmes, and Top Golf Course Designer Bill Bergin.

Tom Patri shares his thoughts on Phil Mickelson's big win, Phil's place among the all-time greats, coupled with Stewart Cink's 2 wins this year, do Old Guys Rule, plus putting tips to help us make those 3-5 foot knee knockers that can make or break our rounds.

Chip Beck may be the most positive person on the planet and it comes through in our conversation. Hear him sharing memories from playing in the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, which is remembered for being the War on the Shore. Hear about how he and Paul Azinger faced off against Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal and the gamesmanship that went on during their matches. We also hear about Chip's close calls in majors, how that prepared him to win, and his breakthrough first victory at the 1988 LA Open.

Michelle Holmes talks about the joy of teaching young kids the game, the importance of parental support, and the impact our facial expressions can have when our kids hit poor shots. What we are communicating to our kids will stick with them and impact other aspects of their lives. Michelle is a treasure in our game and why comes through in everything she does. Hear our conversation here.

Bill Bergin updates us on his course design projects including the great work he did at McLemore, which will continue with a second 18 that promises to be even better than the first. Bill gave me advice for how to play the course during my upcoming annual guys' golf trip there. We also hear his insights and memories on Pete Dye's design work, what it was like qualifying for and playing in the 1980 US Open at Baltusrol and the 1984 Open Championship at St. Andrews; when his 3rd round 66 tied for low round of the tournament.

This week on the Next on the Tee podcast we talk about Phil's incredible victory at the PGA Championship plus how to gain more distance off the tee and chip it closer with two of the Top Instructors in the game Keith Jarvis & Brian Jacobs plus Dr. Bob Jones IV and former Golf Channel Producer, now fantastic Author Keith Hirshland.

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