Spicer Speaking

Judd Spicer

From course to culture, discussing the sporting and golf landscape of the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs, SoCal and beyond.

Spicer Speaking Episode 2 -- Sept. 23, 2020
Trailer 35 min 50 sec

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Tee-up this chat, as Judd visits with Azucena Maldonado, founder of the Latina Golfers Assn. (latinagolfers.com), and stay tuned-in as the host riffs on the meaning of the ManningCast.

Nov 30

45 min 21 sec

Join in as Judd talks golf course architecture with the great golf scribe, Tony Dear.

Nov 16

48 min 24 sec

Join in as Judd visits with Ryan Engle and Adam Hawk, the mind-meld behind budding SoCal apparel company, Nation Golf.  And stay tuned-in for presser clips from the recent Coachella Valley Firebirds' name and logo reveal.  

Nov 9

1 hr 1 min

Desert-centric: Join in as Judd chats (laments?) about the Chevron Championship with Larry Bohannan of The Desert Sun, and also visits with KESQ's Blake Arthur to talk about his golf event at PGA WEST (and nation TV appearance on The Bachelorette).

Oct 27

59 min 19 sec

The puck drop nears . . . with the desert's pro hockey debut just a year away,  join Judd as he visits with Troy Bodie, former NHLer and Director of Hockey and Business Operations for Palm Springs AHL.

Oct 12

45 min 59 sec

Serve-and-volley with Judd as he visits with Andrew John of The Desert Sun to get you prepped for the first-ever fall version of the BNP Paribas Open.

Sep 28

43 min

It's Ryder Cup Week!  Join Judd for a showdown special as he visits with ESPN's Bob Harig and instructional guru Dave Stockton, Jr.

Sep 21

1 hr 1 min

Concerned that your California muni course is under threat? You should be.Join in as Judd visits with Ernest Cecena, President of "Save Palm Springs Golf" to discuss what you can do to assist in preserving the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort grounds.

Sep 14

35 min 40 sec

MLB Network host and reporter Alanna Rizzo joins Judd to chat about the hardball homestretch, and an essay on "Hard Knocks" rounds-out the episode.

Aug 26

41 min 51 sec

From the Root to the Fruit: Join Judd for a Palm Desert-centric episode, featuring a visit with former NFLer and current Xavier Prep football head coach James Dockery, fresh from his internship with the Washington Football Team.  And listen in for a chat with Ryan Szydlowski, Director of Golf at Desert Willow Golf Resort.

Aug 11

1 hr 6 min

Coming to you from Big Bear, CA, join Judd a pair of Olympic-based essays, including thoughts on Simone Biles, and considerations for improving the Olympics' golf competition. 

Aug 3

26 min

Roundtable episode: With a host of golf course projects across the desert this summer, Judd explores the trend with a trio of guests: Tyler Truman, Superintendent at Mountain Vista Sun City; course architect Tripp Davis; and Alan Stuessy, Superintendent at The Reserve Club.

Jul 20

48 min 10 sec

Olympics' special! Listen in as Judd visits with a pair of young gun shot putters making their Olympic debuts in Toyko: SoCal native/former USC standout Nick Ponzio, and Minnesota-bred NCAA champion, Payton Otterdahl.

Jul 14

57 min 27 sec

From desert level to Big Sky elevation: Join in as Judd visits with new College of the Desert men's head golf coach, Nicholas Altman, and also chats with The Reserve at Moonlight Basin head pro, Nick Berasi, who gives an insider's preview of The Match, pitting Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady vs. Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers. 

Jun 29

1 hr 2 min

U.S. Open week special: Join in as Judd gets you prepped for the event with "The Open Doctor," course architect Rees Jones, and San Diego-based golf professional Tina Mickelson (yes, big sister to Phil Mickelson).

Jun 14

59 min 7 sec

Join in for a timely discussion on athletes and mental wellness as Judd welcomes Dr. Adam Gallenberg of Premier Sport Psychology.

Jun 8

50 min 50 sec

Loyola Marymount men's head golf coach Jason D'Amore joins Judd to talk about the upcoming College Golf Experience - Palm Desert Showcase camp.

May 24

43 min 5 sec

From racing card to trading cards: Join Judd as he visits with Marty Irby, exec. director of Animal Wellness Action to discuss the controversial Triple Crown season, and also chats with Paul Zickler, brand manager at Upper Deck about the newly-released "Artifacts Golf Card" set.

May 18

1 hr 1 min

Like a list? Tune in as Judd is joined by KESQ sports director Blake Arthur, as they reveal their Top-10 Private and Public golf courses in the Coachella Valley.An essay on the PGA Tour's new Player Impact Program rounds-out the fray, as does a rundown of some of Judd's fresh articles.  

May 4

1 hr 4 min

A palpable pairing, as Judd visits with Eric Julian, general manager at Native Oaks GC, and welcomes Paul Bucy, director of Instruction at Desert Willow Golf Resort.And be sure to check the social routes for this week's giveaway of a comped foursome to Desert Willow!

Apr 21

48 min 31 sec

If you build it...Join Judd as he chats with Bridget Schmidt, architect and senior associate for Populous, designer of the new Coachella Valley arena.  And listen in for an essay on why the PGA Tour (and this week's Masters) could have taken a page from MLB's decision to move the All-Star Game. 

Apr 6

44 min 18 sec

Major episode: Join in for some prep & preview of the 50th anniversary of the ANA Inspiration, golf's first major championship of the season. Guests include Bianca Pagdanganan (longest player on the LPGA Tour) and Larry Bohannan, golf writer for The Desert Sun newspaper.

Mar 31

1 hr 4 min

Can golf's resurgence of play hold steady? Get the latest as Judd visits with Matt LaWell, managing editor of Golf Course Industry Magazine.  And as you fill out your NCAA brackets, take heed of Judd's essay on what should be a hoops' run of redefining "Madness."

Mar 16

46 min 16 sec

Get "graphic" with the host, as Judd visits with writer and graphic novelist Michael L. Frizell, co-author of Tidal Wave Comics' new "Black History Leaders in Sports."   And as high school football readies for a  (pandemic) return to the field, Judd gets you prepped for pigskin in a chat with Shad Powers, columnist for The Desert Sun newspaper.

Mar 10

1 hr 6 min

Judd goes low...as in the lowest-elevated golf course in the world.  Listen in as Judd chats Death Valley with Furnace Creek GC head pro, Jordan Wetsch.  And ample imagery joins the fray as the host visits with world-renowned golf photographer, John Henebry. 

Feb 23

59 min 26 sec

Join the audio tee sheet, as Judd visits Jonathan Coe, assistant director of communications for the SCGA and managing editor for the assn.'s FORE Magazine.Super Bowl impressions are also in-play, and an essay on quarantine comforts rounds out the program.  

Feb 9

47 min 51 sec

Tee-up a super fun episode as Judd visits with Joe Skovron, veteran PGA Tour caddie for Rickie Fowler, and enjoys a chat with Ryan Ballengee, owner and publisher of ever-popular site, GolfNewsNet.com.

Feb 2

59 min 5 sec

The PGA Tour makes its annual return to the Coachella Valley with this week's 62nd playing of The American Express Golf Tournament, hosted at PGA WEST.  Listen in as Judd gets you tourney prepped with Larry Bohannan, golf writer for The Desert Sun newspaper since 1986, and 2019 AMEX champion, Adam Long.

Jan 19

1 hr 5 min

Ready your listening muscles as Judd visits with expert trainer Don Saladino to discuss his work training silver screen superheroes (Deadpool, Hellboy, Wolverine) and to chat about his new project with NBC's Golf Pass, "Golf Fitness for Everyone." And in the wake of the recent Capital disaster, listen in for Judd's fallout takes on Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player accepting their Medals of Freedom.

Jan 12

41 min 34 sec

Getting the New Year underway in fine fashion, as Judd enjoys a visit with desert-based, New York Times best-selling author, Tod Goldberg; join in to hear about Tod's new book, "The Low Desert: Gangster Stories."And to honor the onset of the desert's golf peak-season, Judd provides his "Ten Courses I Want You to Play."

Jan 6

57 min 20 sec

For the final episode of (zany) 2020, Judd enjoy visits with a pair of great guests: Listen to a conversation with Larry Lester, author/historian/researcher and co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum; and tune in for a chat with Derek White, general manager of Desert Willow Golf Resort, which readies for the desert's golf peak-season.Also, a sweet stocking stuffer accompanies the program, with the prize of a free 4-some to Desert Willow for one lucky listener.Thanks for all the support in 2020!   

Dec 2020

47 min 14 sec

Join in as Judd enjoys a visit with longtime MLB umpire (and part-time Palm Springs' resident) Dale Scott, and also chats with with award-winning writer Jeff Wallach to discuss his debut novel, "Mr. Wizard."A super stocking stuffer giveaway of a metallic-framed photo of #13 at famed Whistling Straits (entitled "Cliff Hanger') comes compliments of The Henebrys and rounds-out the show.

Dec 2020

1 hr 11 min

A sponsor special episode, as Judd welcomes Rob Lasorsa of Perform Better/M-F Athletic and world-renowned golf photographer John Henebry.An essay on Dustin Johnson's win at he Masters rounds out the tee sheet, and check the social routes for a giveaway of a $50 certificate to Perform Better!

Nov 2020

1 hr 4 min

From course to court to rink this week, as Judd enjoys a visit with "The Guru of Go," legendary hoops' coach Paul Westhead, and also chats with Nick Forro, president of our AHL Palm Springs franchise.An essay on this week's Masters rounds out the tee sheet, as we ready for a Green Jacket ceremony in November.Big back slaps to sponsors! Perform Better, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Henebry Photography.

Nov 2020

51 min 20 sec

An Election Week special, as Judd pairs course and culture conversation with writer, radio host and television commentator Michael Williams; based in Washington, D.C., the good Mr. Williams' covers politics for Voice of America and is a member of the USGA Golf Journal editorial board.Be (especially) good to one another this week, and big back slaps to sponsors: Perform Better, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Henebry Photography.

Oct 2020

37 min 44 sec

Chatting desert golf, SoCal sports and media work amid the pandemic with Blake Arthur, sports director for KESQ/CBS Local 2.And an essay on generational, sporting reflection of virus times takes Judd back to the 1991 World Series.Much appreciation for the support, and big back slaps to sponsors: Perform Better, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Henebry Photography!

Oct 2020

43 min 31 sec

An on-course and (hopefully) on-par episode, as Judd enjoys visits with Joe Kobrick of Desert Willow Golf Resort and Shea Satterfield of the Temecula Creek Golf Club.An opening essay on what Ice Cube's delve in politics may mean for the future of the BIG 3 joins the fray, as does a super giveaway of a free foursome to Desert Willow.Big back slaps to sponsors: Perform Better, Henebry Photography and DW Golf Resort.

Oct 2020

56 min 53 sec

A great guesting double-dip in Episode 4, as I'm joined by Alanna Rizzo, Dodgers' host and reporter for SportsNet L.A., and luminary travel writer Kathy Strong joins in to discuss her candidacy for Indian Wells City Council.An essay on NFL scheduling amid COVID rounds-out the program, along with thoughts on putting with your eyes closed.Support sponsors Perform Better, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Henebry Photography!

Oct 2020

57 min 1 sec

Episode 3 of the podcast enjoys visits with guests Vince McConnell of McConnell Athletics and Shad Powers, sports columnist for The Desert Sun newspaper. An essay on the reverse-course domino effects of full-on college football fills the card, and I'm giving away a $50 #PerformBetter certificate to boot! Big back slaps to sponsors: Perform Better, Desert Willow Golf Resort and The Henebrys!

Sep 2020

1 hr 6 min

Back from Big Sky Country, the sophomore episode includes a Montana golf & travel report and a chat with Candace Carr Strauss, CEO of Visit Big Sky.Essays on the AHL shifting from Palm Springs to Palm Desert, and "How Many Sports Can We Handle?" also join the fray, along with final impressions of the U.S. Open.Please support my awesome sponsors: Perform Better, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Henebry Photography!

Sep 2020

35 min 50 sec

Listen in to the debut episode of the Spicer Speaking Podcast, hosted by award-winning writer and longtime Palm Springs-area radio personality, Judd Spicer.The inaugural episode arrives just in time for the desert's annual LPGA major championship, the ANA Inspiration.  Joining the program to discuss are Larry Bohannan, golf writer for The Desert Sun newspaper since 1986, and two-time LPGA winner, Austin Ernst, readying for her ninth consecutive playing of the ANA.Sports and the days of COVID coalesce in this episode, with essays on player safety and athlete testing.Brought to you by: Perform Better (performbetter.com), Desert Willow Golf Resort (desertwillow.com) and Henebry Photography (thehenebrys.com).

Sep 2020

1 hr 2 min