Jeff Brunski is the VP, Research & Development for Srixon/Cleveland/XXIO. Jeff and Adam talk about his early days at Cleveland, including the merger among the three companies. Jeff also discusses his philosophy of R&D, how it has evolved, and how golfers benefit from his work.
Troy Newport is the GM of Cog Hill Golf in Lemont, IL. Troy and Adam discuss what it's like to run one of the state's best golf courses, especially during the time of COVID. Troy also gives an update on the World Long Drive Championships slated to take place at the course in the Fall.
Brad King is the CEO of Stitch Golf, an incredible golf accessory and apparel brand based out of North Carolina. Brad and Adam discuss Stitch Golf's beginnings as a custom headcover company and how it's grown over the years. Stitch's efforts on supporting frontline healthcare workers during the COVID epidemic is also covered, along with sneak previews of their newest products.
Patrick Gallagher of Mitchell Golf joins the show to share tips on how you can keep your golf equipment maintained while being stuck at home. Patrick and Adam also discuss the full product line from Mitchell Golf's outstanding clubbuilding tools, including lie/loft machines, regripping stations and more!
Michael Jolly is a pro tour rep working specifically in the world of Player Development for Cleveland/Srixon/XXIO across all major tours. Michael and Adam discuss the life of a tour rep, including the normal day-to-day activities and collaboration that’s required to sign the biggest stars in the game.
Scott White is the President & CEO of Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company, and he joins the show to discuss the new ICON irons. Adam and Scott discuss some of the finer points of Hogan's business model, customer feedback, and much more.
Alex DePallo of Callaway Apparel is back to talk about their new exciting Spring and Summer collection. Alex and Adam go over the new styles, tech, and designs in the collection, and how Callaway Apparel once again raises the bar in this market segment.
David Lee is a 12-time Top 100 golf instructor and the mastermind behind Gravity Golf, an innovative approach to the golf swing using the body's natural forces. David and Adam discuss a few of the finer points of the method, including elements of the swing all golfers can improve.
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Tommy Hearden of Nicklaus Design joins the show to discuss the exciting Design Your Dream Par 4 contest, in conjunction with Golf Magazine.
Recorded live at Hammock Beach Resort, Adam sits down with THPers David and Mike to learn about their custom driver fitting experience with Danny Le of UST Mamiya golf shafts.
Elliot Mellow of Bridgestone Golf is back to discuss the new Tour B Series golf balls. Elliot goes in-depth about the new technology within Tour B, including how Tiger Woods assisted in its design.
Michael Vrska of Callaway Golf is back to discuss the new Callaway MAVRIK drivers, including how artificial intelligence was used to create them, and how this could impact custom fitting.
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Dan Edwards of The Hackers Paradise is back in an emergency podcast to debate the USGA Distance Report findings. Dan and Adam talk at length about the report's conclusions, their differing viewpoints on the topic of distance in golf, and much more.
Jon Mason is the owner and creator of Swing Juice, an online golf-themed apparel store that features fun, trending topic designs for our favorite game. Be sure to listen until the end of the episode for a promo code to take 20% off your next Swing Juice order!
Adam is back from the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL. In this episode he gives his initial impressions from the week, including the products and brands that surprised him... both good and bad.
Dan and Jeremy are back to talk about the Bridgestone Tour B ball launch in Orlando, FL. What did they see? What did they hear? What can consumers expect? All of that is discussed...and more!
The THP Crew -- Jeremy, Michael, and Dan -- sit down with Adam to discuss behind-the-scenes of the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show. The group also dive into their views of this being the "year of the golf ball," what each looks for in their golf ball decisions, and much more.
Adam sits down with Dan Edwards and Jeremy Dick of The Hackers Paradise to preview the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show from the Media Center.
Jon Sherman of Practical Golf is back to discuss the upcoming 2020 PGA Merchandise Show, including what consumers should expect from the new product releases. Jon and Adam discuss the nuances within PR-talk and expected results in new products, and what consumers should (and should not) pay attention to most.
We kick off the year 2020 on the GU podcast with a few special announcements on the direction of the website and show. Adam then discusses the recent trend of similar golf product releases and whether this is good or bad for the game.
Paul Leitelt is the owner of PC Golf Customs, a small business geared toward custom metalwork designs on ball markers, divot tools and more. Paul and Adam talk about his designs, how he got started, and how social media has helped his business grow.
Sam Bettinardi is the VP of Bettinardi Golf and he joins the show to talk about the new 2020 offerings from the putter brand. Sam and Adam discuss the upgrades to the super popular BB Series putters, as well as the exciting new INOVAI 6.0 putter series.
Dr. Steve Kraus is the President and COO of Functional Remedies, an organic, 100% sustainable distributor of hemp oil products.
Scott McCarron is a PGA Tour Champions legend, 2019 Charles Schwab Cup champion, and avid supporter of the benefits of using CBD oil on the course.
Dr. Steve and Scott discuss the benefits of using CBD oil, why Functional Remedies is unique, and why listeners should consider using the product to better their game.
Aaron Mast is the owner and designer at Hole 9 Design, a custom headcover company located in Austin, TX. Aaron and Adam discuss the origins of the company, the challenges Aaron has faced as a small business owner, and much more!
Josh Babbitt of The Hackers Paradise is back to debate the pros and cons of playing a set of one-length irons. Adam is firmly against playing them, JB is not. Listen to hear their thoughts on both sides, and pay close attention because one lucky listener may get to try out a set for themselves.