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.
Pop-culture news and sports all wrapped up into one big holiday weekend episode. DJ wins at the Travelers, Bryson is the best player on tour, the PGA of America cancels the PNC and NBC is going to televise the US Open again?!?!? Combine that with some fun 4th of July Q&A and you'll be entertained. Tune in and get the sports news you need.
As professional sports continue to make their comeback, many questions are raised. This week we have a true insider with us from the New England Revolution. An original Major League Soccer franchise celebrating their 25th season. Cathal Conlon, their Vice President of Marketing gives us the inside scoop as their league prepares to return on July 8th. More sports pop-culture stories as we compare their plan versus the PGA Tour's week. The man who made Irish Echo's Top 40 under 40 sports leaders has a fresh perspective and an accurate inside take. Tune in and learn about the challenges, culture shifts and competition all leagues are going through to get started and remain connected to their fan base.
Golf's Mr. Style, Marty Hackel, joins Keith this week on air. Fashion Editor at Golf Digest for decades and Golf Channel correspondent, Marty is a tremendous personality in golf's business world. He's also an expert on Father's Day gift giving. Tune in and hear what to get Dad this holiday weekend. Doesn't matter his age, they cover 4 generations of fathers and grandfathers. It's a return trip to the Show for Marty and there's no doubt he has a great rapport with Keith. Their PGA Tour "Fashion Leaderboards" are famous and they even have some advice for the newly bulked up Bryson. Download and enjoy!
This episode is high energy from the very start. Keith is joined by Arjun Chowdri, the Chief Innovation Officer of the PGA of America. Their conversation talks about the globalization of the game, his career path to this very cool role and Jay-Z. Arjun is a Sports Business Journal 2020 Top 40 under 40 honoree and the first from the PGA! From his foundation efforts to fun it's all jam packed into this great episode. Your ears will be entertained!
Geoff Shackelford joins Keith on air this week. Together they discuss LA Country Club, golf course architecture, movies and so much more. Geoff is author of 11 books, has written for everyone in golf and currently is a senior scribe at Golfweek and can been seen on the Golf Channel. A big believer in adding more fun to the game, the only limit on this interview was time. Another great Show!
Thomas Leary, Assistant Editor at Sports Business Journal joins Keith on air. Together they discuss golf taking a leadership role bringing professional sports back. It's a great conversation covering the Match 2, prospects for the Match 3? From fans and content development during a complete sports pause these two get into all of it. It's a really refreshing discussion as sports eyes a return over the next couple months.
Superintendent Donovan Maguigan joins Keith this week. Together they discuss his many hobbies, the future of golf course agronomy and so much more. Donovan's a fascinating guy and this interview is just the tip of the iceberg. Tune in and learn more about Springdale's sensational Superintendent!
"Live" golf returns this week thanks in large part to Taylor Made! To give us a great preview of the epic Sunday event, Bob Maggiore the Chief Marketing Officer of Taylor Made joins Keith on air. After 66 days without golf, these two give the perfect preview covering the return of professional golf. Bob's insights on how it all came together, the players, then the teams, finding the course, etc. Amazing insights from a man who helped make it all happen.
Golf returns to New Jersey - so what better time to check in with two of NJ's leading men? Chris Bauer from the NJPGA and Kevin Purcell from the NJ State Golf Association join Keith this week. These two engaging Executive Directors explain the detailed process of working together so that we all have golf to play in our state. Their stories along with some future predictions for the summer tournament season are definitely worth a listen. Check it out!
Legendary PGA Professional Mike Harmon joins Keith this week. One of the finest Club Professional storytellers you'll find. Mike is the Director of Golf at the Secession Golf Club in Beaufort, South Carolina. An amazing national club nestled in the low country. It's a fun interview as they cover his days playing the PGA Tour, more than 80 golf trips overseas and some surprising Rapid Fire Q & A. Tune in and have some fun!