In today's episode, Adam compares and contrasts the Ben Hogan Golf UiHi utility iron and VKTR+ hybrid. Adam has spent the last month testing both and tells listeners which he prefers for his game. This is a great episode for anyone looking to replace a long iron in their golf bag and are trying to choose between a utility iron or a hybrid.
Scott Hogan is a teaching golf professional in the Chicagoland area and recently gave Adam a lesson at Stony Creek Golf Course in Oak Lawn, IL. Scott and Adam sit down afterwards to discuss Scott's teaching philosophy, particularly the differences between teaching adults and junior golfers. Scott also shares how social media and YouTube have helped spread the word about his teachings, and how you can benefit from visiting a golf coach in addition to learning more online.
David Rayner is a Client Executive of Inrange Golf, an exciting new product in the driving range technology space that appeals to both the serious golfer and entertainment seeker. David explains the details of Inrange Golf, including how it differs from current, similar products and how Inrange can help your game. David and Adam also discuss the benefits to the golf course that adds this product to their facility, especially during a time when more golfers are getting out to enjoy the game.
Kris McEwen and Bill Bush join the show to discuss their experiences with golf media and playing the game during COVID. The three discuss whether current events in the world has helped them appreciate the game more from a "return to normalcy" perspective, and if golf has evolved in the process. The boys also discuss how the PGA TOUR has responded to the pandemic, what amateur golf has (and has not) learned from their example, and what this means for golf the remainder of the year.
The new Cleveland Golf ZipCore wedges are here, and so is Brian Schielke, director of marketing for Cleveland/Srixon/XXIO Golf. Brian shares the backstory of ZipCore, including the origins of the name and how long they've been prototyping the wedges prior to release. Adam and Brian discuss the new technology found in each wedge, including the new weighting and clubhead "tweaks" that will appeal to better players without compromising feel and forgiveness everyone needs. Turf interaction is a big deal for the new ZipCore wedges, and Brian describes the process of getting feedback from professional tours while designing the final product. From a marketing perspective, Brian shares the thought behind taking a step aside from the RTX numbering pattern and toward the ZipCore phrasing. This is definitely an episode for those who like tech, who want to improve their short game, and are fans of the Cleveland Golf brand.