Harry Arnett is a man who loves his job. As the SVP, Marketing and Brand Management of Callaway Golf and President of Ogio International, Harry is a leader in the industry in more ways than one.
Harry and I discuss #BallWars, taking a stand on social media, the benefits of Callaway Rogue, and what keeps him up at night.
Pete Charleston is the president of GolfLogix, the leading golf smartphone app. Pete joins the show to talk about his company and their newest product, Putt Break Maps, which provides detailed contouring data for greens on over 5000 golf courses (and growing!).
Visit the GolfLogix website to learn more and to download the app for iPhone or Android.
Josh Babbitt of THP Media and TheHackersParadise.com returns to share his highlights of the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show (including who was -- and wasn't -- in attendance), how he approaches the golf equipment review process, and more. We also discuss the changing landscape of how golf equipment companies message their products, and what that means for different brands.
Michael Vrska joins the podcast to share his highlights from the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. We also discuss the dynamic between equipment OEMs and bloggers before answering listener questions submitted from The Hackers Paradise.
Scott Anderson and Michael Glauberman join the podcast tonight to discuss the incredible custom club fitting company True Spec Golf.
Scott and Michael recently fit me for a driver at the True Spec Golf location near Chicago and it was hands-down the best custom fitting experience I've ever received. Scott and Michael share their views on the benefits of getting custom fit, dispel common misconceptions about the process, and detail why you should get fit at True Spec Golf.
Follow True Spec Golf on Twitter at @TrueSpecGolf.
Nick Clemens is the founder of Provision Events, a worldwide sports activation agency that specializes in enhancing the fan experience at professional golf events.
Nick and I discuss the origins of Provision Events including which obstacles he's had to overcome along the way. We also discuss what's in store for 2018 that many of us will be able to take advantage of at golf events all year.
Follow Provision Events on Twitter at @WeArePVE.
John Kim, now with US Kids Golf, has seen places and met people in golf you would not believe. John tells his story of how an obsession with the game lead to a long, incredible career in golf. He also shares a concept that could very well change the way golf is played across the globe.
Follow John on Twitter @johnkim.
Josh Babbitt of TheHackersParadise.com is back to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his super popular golf media venture. Josh and Adam take a walk down memory lane that includes multiple stories of THP's origins, challenges, successes, and much more.
Adam gives three predictions for 2018 on what he thinks will happen in the golf industry. A few changes to the show -- and his golf bag -- are also discussed.
Adam reads chapter seven of his self-published book, The Bag Room.
Silk and his friends plan a Fourth of July fireworks show at the golf course. Afterwards, Silk gets a hard lesson in work place etiquette.
The first episode of 2018 features Matt Saternus of PluggedInGolf.com. Matt and I discuss what makes his website tick, what he thinks about the current golf equipment landscape, and much more.
Adam reads chapter six of his self-published book, The Bag Room.
Silk gets a crash course is sports betting, including what it feels like to win (and lose) money you might not have.
Evan Singer is one-third of the trio that makes up a new golf podcast, The Par Train.
Evan shares how he and his friends came up with the idea for the podcast, their inspiration on how to stand out from the competition, and even a few highlights from past shows.
Follow the Par Train on Twitter at @TheParTrain.
Adam reads chapter four of his self-published book, The Bag Room.
Silk learns a hard lesson in security systems and employee privileges on a Monday when the country club is closed to members.
Jason Finley, Global Director of Brand Management, Golf Ball at Callaway Golf joins the show to continue our discussion on golf ball distances.
Jason and I discuss what goes into researching and developing a new product, and how that work benefits both amateurs and professionals. Jason shares his thoughts on distances in the pro game and whether or not we need to worry about classic golf course architecture.
Adam reads chapter three of his book, The Bag Room.
Silk has been promoted to the bag room and learns how to drive the driving range picker. Clayton is introduced and teaches Silk everything he needs to know about the driving range ball washer, including how NOT to fix it.
Michael Breed of the Golf Channel joins the podcast to share his thoughts on whether or not there is a distance problem in golf.
Michael and Adam discuss everything from bifurcation, golf course architecture, the history of golf equipment and more in this highly educational debate.
After being "forcefully volunteered" to cover for an ill employee in the bag room, Silk meets the head golf professional and is taught a lesson in customer service. Silk later learns why it is so important to treat country club employees fairly after dealing with a disgruntled member.
On tonight's episode Adam shares his views on whether or not golf balls are priced too high and if you can get more for your money with cheaper models. Adam closes the show out with a CONTEST* that you do not want to miss!
This episode was originally simulcast LIVE on Periscope! Be sure to follow Adam on Twitter at @golfunfiltered.
(*contest ends 11/18/17)
Adam reads the first chapter of his 2011 book, The Bag Room, on this week's episode of the podcast.
The Bag Room details Adam's time growing up as a caddy and bag room attendant at a local country club. Once self-published, this story cannot be found anywhere else.
Sam Uisprapassorn from Cut Golf is back on the podcast to talk about their exciting new golf ball, the Cut Grey.
Sam catches us up on how business has been since we last spoke to Cut Golf months ago. We go through the trials and tribulations of breaking through in the indie golf ball business, as well as the feedback he's received from customers and competition alike.
Be sure to check out Cut Golf at their website: www.cutgolfco.com.
Tiger Woods announced what will likely be his final return to professional golf, so how could I not record a podcast about it?
I give my thoughts on what Tiger's return at the upcoming Hero World Challenge will mean for his career, as well as why this comeback is likely his last. What should we expect from Tiger at this stage in his career? Will he actually play a full season again, or will his nagging injuries finally push him into retirement?
I close the show with a few listener-submitted questions.
On this week's episode of the podcast Adam answers listener questions courtesy of the member forum at The Hackers Paradise!
Adam answers questions that span a wide range of topics, including iron fitting, golf ball fitting, equipment release cycles, is a hot dog a sandwich, and why is ketchup the best condiment?
Alex Myers from Golf Digest makes his triumphant return to the podcast in this week's episode.
Alex and I discuss his latest work in the fun video series, The Loop, and what the atmosphere was like during the 2017 Presidents Cup press conference. We also discuss the challenge of covering sports in a time when topics like politics, natural disasters and social issues take precedent in the news.
Follow Alex Myers on Twitter at @AlexMyers3.
This week on the Golf Unfiltered Podcast we wrap up the 2017 President's Cup finale and touch on the Donald Trump protests in sports.
Adam also discusses three major points you will want to consider before getting a custom club fitting for the first time.