PGA Professional and Broadcaster John Mascari is our inspiration this week on air. Together with Keith covering the pop-culture of sports, these two go back and forth tremendously well. PGA Tour, golf trends, the entire 2020 season and some great radio fun. If you like great entertainment these two can provide it and then some. Hit the play button...
This week we had an author, all-American player, award-winning coach, podcast host and broadcaster on the Show. Hard to believe that is all one person, but Mark Immelman does it all! An amazing guest for our weekly dip into the pop-culture of sports, Mark tells his story of coming to America from South Africa to play collegiate golf. What it's like to be out working for CBS Sports and so much more. A humble golf hero this interview is proof positive nice hard working guys do finish first. Tune in to hear one of the best voices in the game.
The LPGA is playing in New Jersey at the Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. Alex McGann is the PGA Director of Golf at Seaview and host to the ShopRite LPGA Classic this week. He joins Keith on air to discuss the tournament, record rounds in 2020 and a number of other unique topics. This particular LPGA Championship always awards a wonderful winner each year. The historic Seaview Hotel is a special venue and this episode tells that story. Not to mention, a report from the NGF on rounds played, Keith's recap of the NJ Senior Open this week played at Springdale and some other equally engaging news and notes from the world of pop-culture golf!
Valuable, amazing, entertaining... words to describe the interview with PGA Professional and Performance Coach Rick Sessinghaus. He's Collin Morikawa's coach and a fascinating study in learning how to be at your very best not just in golf, but your daily life. From start to finish this episode will make you take notes. Not mental notes, actual notes. The information Rick shares is truly inspirational and helpful. So grab a pen and paper and then hit play. Enjoy another amazing episode of the Pro Show.
The second Major Championship takes place of the 2020 season here in the nearby Mamaroneck, New York. Winged Foot Golf Club plays host to the 120th US Open. Keith discusses the course, the players and whole lot more on the fly. Tune in before the tournament ends this weekend to learn some great insights about this year's United States Golf Championship!
Springdale is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this week and what better way to do it than with the President of the USGA, Stu Francis. Springdale was the 58th club in the United States recognized by the USGA, and Stu gives his valuable perspective on our wonderful course and the important role it played in helping the USGA get started. Keith and Stu also discuss the US Open next week which is being played at nearby Winged Foot Golf Club. This episode is entertaining from start to finish. I highly recommend you listen to Stu's advice at the end in his final Rapid Fire Q&A answer, words to live by...
Award winning writer and author from the New York POST, Mark Cannizzaro joins Keith this week. Together they break down the Tour Championship and recap the PGA Tour restart. Along the way some great questions come up for discussion. It's one of those very thoughtful episodes. So turn us on, and let Keith and Mark take your pop-culture sports week to another level.
We are 11 weeks in to the return of the PGA Tour and by all accounts from a fan's perspective, expectations have been exceeded. Each and every week we receive a great story-line and the second leg of the playoffs promises another one this week as well. How does this all come together? Well it isn't easy and it takes a team of dedicated, thoughtful and hard working folks nationwide to entertain us with amazing professional golf. Tom Alter, the VP of Editorial Development for the PGA Tour joins the Show this week to tell us all about the return, the last couple months and more importantly - what's next! Download and listen, this episode is engaging from start to finish.
Princeton's own Lyla Shaver steals the Show this week! The winner of the B.Draddy "design your own polo" contest tells us how she came up with the winning shirt. As a surprise for her, designer of B.Draddy clothing, Billy Draddy joins her on air today to congratulate her. The 11-year old in town resident and Billy take over the Show at one point. Their two creative minds talking is some of the most inspirational content we have ever produced. Don't miss this episode, and especially listen with your kids if you want them to follow their dreams...
It's a another awesome week of storytelling from the 102nd PGA Championship. This time Keith connects with "Team of 20" member, PGA Professional Alex Knoll from Lehigh Valley, PA. Aside from being a player in last week's major championship, Alex is a teaching professional, high school golf team coach and math teacher! Wait until you hear his stories from the PGA... they are more than entertaining. Alex's candor and self deprecating commentary are hilarious. He even played a practice round with eventual winner Collin Morikawa! Hit play and turn this one up, it is radio gold.
PGA Professional Jason Caron joins Keith. Jason a former PGA Tour player is now the Head Professional at the Mill River Club in Oyster Bay, NY. He's one of 20 PGA Professionals playing in the 102nd PGA Championship this week - 2020's first Major Championship! Jason and his wife Liz are a dynamic duo who together run the golf operation at their Club. Oh, did we mention she's a former LPGA Tour member and collegiate national champion. When it comes to competitive golf, they might just be the best couple in the nation. It's a great story of life balance and success. Tune in to hear this great interview from TPC Harding Park.
7-time LPGA winner Michelle McGann joins the Show this week. Who better to celebrate the return of the LPGA tour in 2020. From standout junior golfer to Solheim Cup winner, Keith has Michelle cover it all. What an "amazing" career. Quite possibly the most impressive aspect of Michelle's extraordinary life, her Fund to support juvenile diabetes awareness and education. It's another inspiring episode from the Director of Fun. Tune in and of course turn it up!
Golf has seen an immediate impact upon its return. How is your facility handling the pandemic push? Take a couple minutes and listen to the inspirational minds behind the global player development program called Operation 36. They have over 525 different locations worldwide. Their approach is vanguard and their passion is infectious. PGA Professionals Ryan Dailey and Matt Reagan join Keith on air to share their proven methods for creating golfers and increasing revenue. Their story is equally valuable for parents and coaches. Tune in, turn it up and take notes.
Equipment guru John Heise from Driving Range Heroes joins Keith this week on air to discuss the hottest items on the club market in 2020. Even though it's July, many of us just started playing about 4 to 6 weeks ago. With Demo Days popping up at various ranges and clubs this is the perfect time to whet the equipment junkies appetite. Tune in for some great insights and cool stories.
It's cool how many amazing people out there love golf like we do on Springdale Golf LIVE. ABC 6 Philadelphia's Action News anchor, Matt O'Donnell is an avid golfer. The man who wakes up Philadelphia every day, inspires our listeners on a Friday afternoon! There's no doubt his energy and Keith's love for storytelling make for a great episode. His career, a little Detroit Golf Club discussion and an interview with golf's present day CEO - Jay Monahan. It's a fast paced Show from the very start... buckle up.