next on the tee is a golf podcast featuring conversations with the greats of the game.
Hear Tour Legends, Players, and Top Instructors sharing their stories, insights, and playing lessons to help you play better and have more fun.
On this episode of Next on the Tee, I’m joined by 1989 Open Champion and 4 time US Ryder Cup team member Mark Calcavecchia, one of the great Amateur players, Broadcasters, and now Instructors in our game Bobby Clampett, one of the most decorated Instructors in our game, and 2 time Tennessee Teacher of the Year Virgil Herring, and former Tour Caddie of the Legends Larry Malestic.
This week TP and I talk Ryder Cup and if JT did enough to silence critics after his 5th place finish at the Fortinet Championship. Tom shares his thoughts on whether Sergio should have been allowed to buy his way onto the European team, and if he will be watching Tiger & Rory’s new Tech Golf League.
Golf Magainze Top 100 Instructor and PGA Master Professional Tim Cusick adds Head Coach of the PGA of America’s new Coaching Center to his impressive resume. Tim takes us inside their new state-of-the-art coaching facility plus the rest of what they have available on campus. Spoiler alert, it’s like the Disney World of golf. Tim also shares tips for how to play better in windy conditions and the importance of a positive attitude.
Chip Beck won 4 times on the PGA Tour and was a member of 3 consecutive Ryder Cup teams from 1989 to 1993. We go back and hear about his first-ever match which featured him being paired with Tom Watson and facing Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal. We talked about how Ryder Cup pressure compares to playing in a major. We hear what it was like being 1 of 2 Captain’s picks by Dave Stockton in 1991 and his pivotal singles match against then #1 player in the world Ian Woosnam.
Greg Sabella comes back and updates us on Uneekor’s amazing simulators, ones that you and I have always dreamed of having in our basements. We learn about their partnership with rising LPGA star Lily He, how AI has impacted golf simulator technology, and what we may see from Uneekor at the PGA Merchandise Show in January.
It’s a special Girls Night Out edition of Next on the Tee featuring my guests, Top 100 Instructor Kellie Stenzel, Co-Host of the new Three Courses show on Golf Nation.com Hannah Leiner, and 8 time Canadian Women’s World Long Drive Champion Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk.
In this special segment of the show, I am joined by one of the Top PGA Club Professionals of our time, 1979 Ohio PGA Section Champion, and a member of the 2023 South Dakota Golf Hall of Fame Class, Rick Werner.
Rick and I start off by going back to his days at the University of South Dakota and the tremendous success he had there. We hear the story about the date he went on with Cheryl Ladd when they were in high school together. We hear the details of his victory in the 1979 Ohio PGA Section. We get into the time he spent as a Teaching Professional at Quaker Ridge Golf Club which is annually ranked among the top courses in the country. Rick talks about the other great Instructors he’s learned from over the years including our good friend Jim McLean, plus John jacobs, Davis Love Jr., and Jackie Burke. We hear about the many rounds of golf he played with Gene Sarazen and Ken Venturi plus a fabulous story from when he was paired with the great Charlie Sifford. He met legendary Notre Dame Head Coach Ara Parseghian along his journeys and Rick talks about the influence Coach had on his life. Finally you’ll hear an emotional Rick talking about what it will mean to him when he gets inducted into the South Dakota Golf Hall of Fame this week.
On this episode, I’m joined by one of the most innovative minds in our game, Manitoba Golf Hall of Famer Terry Hashimoto, 2013 Senior Open Champion Mark Wiebe, Co-Host of the Golf Nation show 3 Courses Gabi Powel, and all-time great Instructor Tom Patri.
TP and I get into Zach Johnson’s 6 Ryder Cup Captain’s picks plus a great video of Padraig Harrington breaking down why some players succeed while others don’t.
Terry Hashimoto helped Co-Design Bodi Trak Golf and is now working with Golf Rehab. Terry explains why your lead big toe is what starts the backswing, why most of the pressure should be on your lead foot by the time your arms are parallel with the ground on your backswing, and how those of us north of 50 can still generate more distance.
Mark Wiebe shares his insights on Zach Johnson’s Captain’s picks plus, a little-known players meeting called back in the 90’s due to player frustration over having no say in what took place on Tour.
Gabi Powel makes her Next on the Tee debut and we hear about how she went from a beginner her sophomore year in high schedule to breaking 80 and being a weekly Top 10 finisher her senior year. We also hear how she earned her way onto the FIU women’s golf team, became a top women’s long drive participant, and now Co-Hosts the show 3 Courses on Golf Nation (www.golfnation.com).
On this episode I talk with LPGA Legend and should be World Golf Hall of Famer Jane Blalock, one of the most influential marketers in the game’s history Rich Katz, and PGA Professional and long-time Woods family friend Joe Grohman.
Jane and I discuss the upcoming Senior US Women’s Open for which she helped lobby the USGA. We talk about the possibility of the LPGA Legends Tour adding more majors including a Masters Tournament and a mixed team event with the Champions Tour players. They do have a women’s team event set for later this year in Lexington, Kentucky. I also get Jane’s thoughts on whether the PIF will turn their attention to the LPGA if their partnership with the PGA Tour goes through.
Rich Katz is the Founder of Billy Casper Golf and a long-time marketing expert, player representative, and industry consultant. Rich talks about his relationship with Billy Casper and the man Billy was. We also hear about the work he’s doing now with Golf Nation, some of the innovative products that deserved more attention but failed, and the new On Core golf ball that could revolutionize the golf ball market.
Joe Grohman is back to set the record straight on Earl Woods and what Joe witnessed as Tiger grew from a junior champion to a 2 time US Amateur Champion. Joe was the Pro at the Navy Golf Club at Seal Beach in Long Beach, California where Earl was a member. Joe saw Tiger developing his game as a young player. We hear about the father Earl was and what Tiger was like as a teenager.
Talking Adaptive Golf, Managing The Big 3, Faldo, Vijah, Langer, Price, and Much More with former IMG Agent John Simpson…
John Simpson is the Founder of the On Course Foundation, dedicated to assisting our wounded Veterans and helping them learn or relearn how to play the game through their Adaptive Golf program. If you are a Veteran or know one who would like to see how they can get you back in the game, please look them up online at www.oncoursefoundationusa.org.
John’s golf industry career took off when he wrote to Mark McCormack, Founder of IMG, and told Mark that he couldn’t grow his organization without him. Mark either believed him or was impressed by John’s boldness because he hired him. We get to hear that amazing story plus:
How John overcame polio as a child.
How his father and uncle were pilots in WWII.
What it was like working with Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, & Gary Player.
Getting an opportunity to represent Nick Faldo, Vijay Singh, Bernhard Langer, and Nick Price.
On this episode, I’m joined by Top Instructors Tom Patri and Shane LeBaron plus former 5-time winner on Tour and Golf Channel Analyst Jim Gallagher Jr., and the Founder & CEO of LOHLA Sport Lisa O’Hurley.
In this week's Pittsburgh Pop, Rob Owen and Tim Benz discuss the end of the writer's strike. They also get into “Gen V,” the Taylor Swift-ing of the NFL, 'Messi Meets America,' and the newest project (?and romance?) for Joe Joe Manganiello
On this episode of Next on the Tee, I'm joined by 1989 Open Champion and 4 time US Ryder Cup team member Mark Calcavecchia, one of the great Amateur players, Broadcasters, and now Instructors in our game Bobby Clampett, one of the most decorated Instructors in our game, and 2 time Tennessee Teacher of the Year Virgil Herring, and former Tour Caddie of the Legends Larry Malestic.