On today's episode the GU family welcomes Matt Hackett to the team as he and I discuss what he's currently playing in his bag, where he sees golf equipment trending, and what the future of the GU Podcast.
Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthewliam.
Ryan Engle is the creator of Golf Scope, an incredible new smartphone app that uses augmented reality (AR) to read putts for you.
Ryan shares how he thought of an app using AR, what he feels it could mean for the game, and how golf technology is evolving.
To learn more, visit www.golfscope.com.
Adam Iverson is the co-founder of Swannies Golf Apparel, a lifestyle company aiming to make golf more enjoyable and accessible to everyone. We discuss what's new in the spring 2018 collection, the Swannies Party Scramble Series, and how the company hopes to grow the game through its brand.
Follow Swannies Golf Apparel on Twitter at @swanniesapparel.
Patrick Reed's victory at the 2018 Masters is the topic of today's show, specifically fan and media reaction in the days that followed. Garrett Ford (@gfordgolf) joins the show to dive deep into this reaction, as well as his take on the impact of fake Twitter followers on golf accounts.
Bob Lamkin, president and CEO of Lamkin Grips, joins the show to share stories from his company's history and features of their new products this year.
Follow Lamkin Grips on Twitter at @lamkingrips.
Visit Lamkin Grips at www.lamkingrips.com.
Dean Snell, founder of Snell Golf, joins the show to talk about the new MTB Black and MTB Red golf balls. Dean and I also discuss the ongoing golf ball distance debate and how independent brands can let their voice be heard.
Read our review of the Snell Golf MTB Black and MTB Red golf balls here.
Follow Snell Golf on Twitter at @SnellGolf.
Dan Bier of TwoInchesShort.com joins me as we go complete fan-boy about Tiger Woods's triumphant return to relevance.
Follow Dan Bier on Twitter at @TwoInchesShort.
Mike Stachura of Golf Digest returns to help break down the ongoing golf ball distance debate, as well as the arguments for and against rolling back the ball.
Read the USGA Annual Distance Report here.
Read our piece on the fallacies of the debate here.
Matthew and William Courchene are the co-founders of DataGolf.ca, a fantastic golf statistics and analysis website geared toward enhancing your understanding of the game.
Matt, Will and I discuss the origins of their website, clarify some common golf data misconceptions, and break down what Strokes Gained really means.
Follow Data Golf on Twitter at @datagolf.
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.