Brendan Candon and Anthony Piazza are the co-founders of SidelineSwap.com, a peer-to-peer online marketplace that has just added golf equipment to its inventory.
Brendan and Anthony join the show to talk about their background in college athletics, what gave them the idea to build SidelineSwap.com, and what sets them apart from the competition. We also discuss the used sporting equipment landscape, where it's going, and why golf equipment does so well in this space.
Read my review of SidelineSwap.com here.
John Rae, Vice President of Research & Development/Operations/Intellectual Property for Cleveland Golf joins the show to talk about his new book, The Wedge.
What is the most important golf club in your bag? While most would say it's your driver or putter, John explains why that designation should go to the wedges you play. John shares his motivation for co-authoring The Wedge and how his years at Cleveland Golf have educated him on the wedge's importance.
John and I discuss the finer details that go in to designing a wedge, including what golfers everywhere should be most concerned about when choosing a wedge.
This is a fantastic episode for golf gearheads everywhere!
Christo Garcia from My Swing Evolution is back on the show to discuss his new documentary, 'Mr. Hogan.'
Christo and I discuss some of the finer points of his film, including what he learned from a visit to the Ben Hogan Golf Company. We offer our takes on golf equipment during Hogan's time compared to now, as well as how ahead of his time Mr. Hogan was with his club design.
Finally, Christo and I discuss everything that went into making the film and what this means to him on a personal level.
The Golf Unfiltered Podcast returns with special guest co-host JB from THP Media.
Adam and JB trade thoughts on the golf equipment industry as a whole, including the current landscape of equipment, common misconceptions within, and also what both guys are playing in their golf bags.
Finally, the guys announce an incredible contest that you absolutely have to get involved in!
Justin Wheelon, film actor, director and multiple Emmy-winner joins the podcast tonight to talk show business and golf.
Justin and I discuss his background that starts with a career as an assistant golf pro that shifted paths into acting. His talents have earned him three Emmy awards, multiple acting spots and more golf experiences than you could even imagine!
Follow Justin Wheelon on Twitter and Instagram at @justinwheelon.
I'm riding solo tonight as I let a little bit off my chest about the 2017 U.S. Open storylines we are all sick of hearing about.
I give my take on why we should stop talking about the difficulty of the tournament, why the length of the grass at Erin Hills doesn't matter, and I plead with everyone to stop talking about Phil Mickelson.
Jimmy Ferguson from TigerGolfTraveler.com is back to give an update on his journey to play all 100 top courses as defined by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.
Jimmy shares a few stories of playing in Illinois, including stints at Butler National, The Glen Club, and others. He also shares some hilarious stories getting set up to play at some of the courses that you don't want to miss. Finally, Jimmy and I briefly discuss the differences in playing golf in different parts of the country.
Follow Jimmy Ferguson on Twitter at @TGRGolfTraveler.
Luke Williams, Sr. Director, Global Product Strategy (Irons and Putters) for Callaway Golf, joins the show to discuss the new Callaway Epic and Epic Pro irons.
Luke and I discuss the concept and inspiration behind the Epic irons, including what went into their unique design. We detail how regular golfers can benefit from these new irons and what sets them apart from similar clubs on the market. Finally, we discuss their high price point and what drove Callaway to consider this level.
Follow Luke Williams on Twitter at @LukeWilliamsCG.
Mike Stachura from Golf Digest is back to discuss the TaylorMade Golf sale on tonight's podcast.
Mike and I go deeper into his outstanding article on the sale published on GolfDigest.com, in which he outlines five major takeaways from the deal. We discuss whether or not this was a good move by TaylorMade Golf, what changes we can expect to the brand in the future, and how this impacts the golf equipment industry as a whole.
Follow Mike Stachura on Twitter at @MikeStachura.
Jeff Monday, the tournament director of the Myrtle Beach World Amateur, joins me on the podcast this week.
The World Am has been the penultimate amateur golfer competition for 34 years. Nearly 3500 golfers on over 50 of the Grand Strand's golf courses take part in a fun-filled week of tournament golf, the World's Largest 19th Hole, and more. Jeff and I discuss everything you need to know to get involved in this truly unique event.
Register for the Myrtle Beach World Amateur golf tournament here.
Our friend Josh Babbitt of THP Media joins the podcast tonight.
Josh and I discuss golf like only two golf nerds can! We cover everything from golf equipment, golf technology, golf media and much more in this fantastic conversation.
Be sure to visit Josh's site, The Hackers Paradise, at thehackersparadise.com
Follow THP Media on Twitter at @THPGolf.
Golf instructor Joseph Mayo, otherwise known as Twitter's "Trackman Maestro", joins the podcast tonight.
Joe and I discuss how he got his start with golf instruction and how he eventually became the Director of Instruction at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. He shares his thoughts on the power of technology in golf instruction and how average players can also benefit from it. Finally, Joe and I answer a few Twitter questions.
Be sure to follow Joseph Mayo on Twitter at @TrackmanMaestro.
PGA Teaching Professional Sam Goulden joins the show tonight to discuss his Square to Square golf swing method.
Sam and I discuss his background in golf, which includes his time playing the mini-tours and the moment he decided teaching was his true calling. We then dive deep into the Square to Square swing method, including my experience working with it.
Follow Sam Goulden on Twitter at @samgouldengolf.
Visit Sam's website at www.samgouldengolf.com.
Our friend Matt Castonguay is back on the podcast after a long hiatus, this time to tell us all about his newest endeavor: writer for RazzBall.com.
Matt tells us what he's been up to since we last spoke, including the status of his golf game and what it's like writing for a fantasy sports outlet. We also dive into Kevin Chappell's first PGA Tour win at the 2017 Valero Texas Open.
Follow Matt Castonguay on Twitter at @MCastonguay27.
PGA TOUR player Will Wilcox joins the show tonight, We talk about life on TOUR, what is was like getting a last-second call to get into this week's tournament, and get Will's take on the recent ball-marking rules controversy.
Dan Hauser is back to help me dissect the Lexi Thompson penalty at the LPGA's ANA Inspiration a couple weeks ago and whether viewer call-in's are bad for the game.
Dan and I look at both sides of the issue, including the claims made by Phil Mickelson and others that cheating may be occurring on Tour more than we think. Should there be a different set of rules for pros vs amateurs?
Follow Dan on Twitter at @DanHauser.
Tonight on the podcast I welcome Sam Uisprapassorn and Matt Johnson of Cut Golf Co. to talk about their new golf ball line and subscription service.
Be sure to read out preview of the Cut Golf balls here.
Sam, Matt and I talk about the origins of the startup, the story behind the name "Cut Golf," and more on their background in golf equipment. We discuss where Cut Golf can fit in a massively saturated golf ball market, including the unique nature of their golf ball subscription service.
Follow Cut Golf on Twitter at @CUTgolfco.
This is a quick update to episode 102 and speaks to where I stand with the Secret Tour Pro story.
Many thanks to all who listened!
It has been a crazy 24 hours at GU HQ as I have learned more than I could possibly have imagined about the man behind Twitter's Secret Tour Pro (@SecretTourPro). Within an hour of posting a now deleted post on this blog with what I thought I knew about STP, five people have come forward telling me the real story.
Tonight, I talk to one of those people.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know any additional information about the Secret Tour Pro and if you would like to appear on the show. I'd love to hear your story.
Bill Hobson returns to the podcast this week to talk about his newest project, the Fore Golfers Network.
Bill has been in the golf media game for decades and brings a wealth of experience and stories to his new network. We discuss his mission and vision for FGN, as well as the FGN podcast (on which I assist from time to time). We also touch on current events like the Muirfield vote, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and more.
Follow Bill on Twitter at @ForeGolfersNetwork.
Dave Neville, Sr. Director of Brand Management, Metalwoods and Wedges for Callaway Golf joins the podcast to help us celebrate our 100th episode!
Contest ends 3/17/17.
Paul Regali, the man behind Twitter's @GhostOfHogan handle, joins the podcast tonight.
Paul and I talk about how he became so connected in the game of golf, his views on the Pat Perez/Tiger Woods situation, reminiscing on Twitter spats, and much more. We close the episode by answering more of your Twitter questions.
Follow Paul Regali on Twitter at @GhostOfHogan.
PGA Tour player Colt Knost joins the podcast to talk about life on Tour, his injury status, and shares two of the BEST gambling stories you'll hear.
Brendan Porath, Golf Editor and Staff Writer for SBNation.com, joins the podcast this evening.
Brendan and I talk the difference between Tiger Woods's health and that of Phil Mickelson and the paths both have taken to sustain their success on the course. We also discuss what our expectations should be from the new greats in golf, including Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, and Rory McIlroy. Finally, we opine how golf should be covered in the social media age and if transparency from players is a good thing.
Follow Brendan Porath on Twitter at @brendanporath.
Karin Hart, social media phenom, model and Swing By Swing marketing director joins the podcast tonight to talk life, golf, and much more.
We tackle a lot of topics in this discussion, including Karin's role at Swing By Swing and Swingcast, her thoughts on female golfers in social media, and the challenges with getting better at the game she loves.
Be sure to rate our podcast five stars on iTunes!