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TeeTalk presented by Flagstick.com brings you insightful conversation about all aspects of the world of golf. We dig into current events and bring you guests from the industry you’ll want to hear from. From tour talk to equipment, travel, and more, we take you inside the game in every episode.

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A lot to dig into this week as we wrap-up the U.S. Open at Winged Foot and the notable victory by Bryson DeChambeau. We process the impact of his win, if it changes the game, the prospects of Matt Wolff, and dig through our picks, surprises, and disappointments for the week. Joining us for the feature interview is Conrad Shindler, a winner on the Korn Ferry Tour and former PGA Winner. Conrad, a Dallas resident, wanders through many topics with us, from his take-aways from the U.S. Open, his deep love of the Dallas Stars, his time spent on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada, and the interesting way he spent his time during the Covid-19 lockdown. It's a fun interview and I think you'll enjoying getting to know him. Birdie vs Bogey returns (U.S. Open edition) and in the MailBag we talk dual drivers, drinks at the turn, will Bryson win one of the next two Masters, and will Matt Wolf ever win a major. In the Tip of The Week we talk about the effort it takes to make a meaningful change in the golf swing. Conrad Shindler Twitter (https://twitter.com/CShindlerGolf) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/cshindlergolf/?hl=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Sep 23

90 min

We're looking back and looking ahead to major championships this week as we record in between the ANA Inspiration and 120th United States Open Championship. We wrap up the LPGA major with some thoughts on the highs and lows of the ending and the victory of Mirim Lee. The U.S. Open takes up a huge portion of the show. After we reflect on the 2020-21 season-opening Safeway Open we lay out what we might see at Winged Foot, including who will play well, what scoring might be like, and we do a snake draft to pick our top finishers. Joining us for a very deep feature interview is Rick Young, a veteran Canadian golf journalist who has covered the game for the last 37 years. He takes us inside his speciality - equipment and business, to give us a snapshot of the game of golf in this remarkable year and where he thinks things are headed. We also get his thoughts on the U.S. Open. In the Mail Bag we handle questions about used drivers to look for, good and bad equipment surprises of 2020, the best golf souvenirs, what would be the best single club to use for a round of golf, and our thoughts on cavity back wedges. Rick Young Twitter (https://twitter.com/youngergolf) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Sep 17

114 min

The 2019/2020 PGA TOUR season wraps up and we have a look at the concluding Tour Championship, discuss the continuing fine play of Dustin Johnson, and speculate about what lies ahead for him with two majors yet to be played this Fall. We chat about the ANA Inspiration and the oppressive heat expected for the LPGA Major; how it will affect the players and caddies, and whether the cart option for the caddies is enough of an adjustment. We discuss the Rookie of The Year and Player of The Year races on the PGA TOUR, the final driving distance average for Bryson Dechambeau, and the latest drivers from Titleist. Joining us in the feature interview is an upcoming Canadian golf talent, Kaleb Gorbahn, who recently won the Vancouver Open. He shares what his path to pro golf has looked like, how he has not let being from a small town hamper his outlook on his dreams, and also how he has worked to deal with depression and his mental health in an effort to become the best athlete he can be. It's a very honest discussion with a lot that others can learn from. In the Mail Bag we share how to find a good golf club fitter, the best courses on PGA TOUR 2K21, wood vs plastic tees, ugly golf clubs, playing golf with more than four players, and the difficulty of the "play through". Kaleb Gorbahn Twitter (https://twitter.com/kgorbahn?lang=en) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kgorbahn/) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Sep 10

87 min

Golf equipment geeks will love this episode as Ian Fraser Golf, Master Club Fitter and a leading golf equipment authority joins us in the feature interview. Ian shares his thoughts on equipment, fitting, the tools and advancements in the business, as well as the origins and success of the YouTube channel for the Toronto-based operation he founded Tour Experience Golf. We break down the week that was including the BMW Championship , and look ahead to the PGA TOUR Championship. We also answer a number of weather and equipment related questions in the Mail Bag, and discuss friction and fliers in the Tip of The Week. Tour Experience Golf YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/TXGTourExperienceGolf/featured) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/theofficialtxg/?hl=en) Ian Fraser Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ianfrasergolf/) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Sep 3

75 min

The AIG Women's British Open is front and centre for the show this week as we discuss the remarkable victory at Royal Troon by Sophia Popov. Dustin Johnson also gets our attention for his -30 performance at TPC Boston and we try to figure out if it was boring or tremendous. While Dustin's play looked like a video game, we brought in actual video game people for this week's feature interview. Joining us for unprecedented insight into the new PGA TOUR 2K21 game that has everyone's attention is John McCarthy of HB Studios, the Canadian developer based in Nova Scotia. As the Senior Audio Engineer, John shares some cool details from behind the scenes. Along for the show is CBS Sports broadcaster Luke Elvy. The Aussie, who is a veteran of twelve Masters tournaments and dozens of majors, lends his voice to the game as a commentator and shares what he and booth partner Rich Beem added to the game. We play a "who said it" quote game, and in the mail bag take on questions about the life span of golf shoes, if Dustin Johnson cares more about wins or money, when we think the no-fan policy will end in pro golf, and who do we think among the the current crop of women and men pros would still excel with golf equipment from 100 years ago. PGA TOUR 2K21 Website (https://pgatour.2k.com/) HB Studios Twitter (https://twitter.com/hb_studios?lang=en) John McCarthy Twitter (https://twitter.com/Mstr_John) Luke Elvy Twitter (https://twitter.com/Luke_Elvy) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Aug 27

89 min

The recent announcement that the Presidents Cup would return to Royal Montreal Golf Club in 2024 was a momentous one for golf in Canada. Few understand that better than Winnipeg's Ryan Hart. Named as the Executive Director, Hart returns to the TeeTalk podcast to provide exclusive insight on how he got involved, what he is learning from the 2007 event in Quebec, and how he will look to make the 2024 occasion a showcase of Canadian and International culture and geography. Hart also dishes on how he will also stay involved with The Players Championship, and takes you inside of The Match II for some behind the scenes observations of some of the planet's top athletes. We have plenty of more fun in the balance of the show with a AIG Women's Open Draft and a new guessing game where Stef and Scott test each other's ability to name past tour players based on their resumes and what they are up to today. As always we answer listener questions in the Mail Bag and provide a Tip of the Week. This week we talk about facing pressure in golf tournaments. Ryan Hart Twitter (https://twitter.com/rrjhart) Presidents Cup Website (https://www.presidentscup.com/) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Aug 19

100 min

Canada's Taylor Pendrith returns to the show on the back of of a magnificent run of play on the Korn Ferry Tour where he occupies a top 5 spot on their Money List. The Mackenzie Tour winner from Richmond Hill, Ontario takes us inside his run of four consecutive top 3 finishes, the Covid-19 Tour bubble, and his thoughts on the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot that he has qualified for. We also discuss the golf course this week at the Albertsons Boise Open, and how he will use his extra season on the Korn Ferry Tour to prepare for an ascension to the PGA TOUR. We wrap up the thrilling PGA Championship, examine the collapse of Lydia Ko at the Marathon Classic, preview the Flagstick Open Amateur Championship, and reveal the latest equipment introductions from four golf companies. For fun we make up some new Rules of Golf to spice up the game and decide what the working fate would be for some pros if they were not playing golf. The Tip of the Week has us discussing posture, and the Mail Bag has us talking about what attracts us to a golf course, what we think the future holds for Collin Morikawa, how long you should warm-up for a tournament round, how to get on private golf clubs, and whether a golf simulator if a good investment. Taylor Pendrith Twitter (https://twitter.com/taylorpendrith?lang=en) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pendy31/?hl=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Aug 13

99 min

It's been the busiest week in pro golf in many, many months so we take the time to break down everything from the multiple PGA TOUR events, to the return of the LPGA, the debut of Jim Furyk on the PGA TOUR Champions, and the continued hot play of Taylor Pendrith. Men's major championship golf has returned and the PGA Championship is a big focus of this episode. We preview the course, the field, some of the feature pairings, and do a mock draft of players with a little something on the line. In the Mail Bag we answer questions about the differences between hybrids and utility irons, the most talented PGA TOUR players yet to win, gaining yardage through shaft changes, practice time on the tour, and if the PGA Championship should return to match play. Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Aug 6

91 min

The team is back together as Stefan returns and he and Scott welcome back Canadian Aaron Crawford. Crawford, of Calgary, Alberta recently Monday qualified and played in his first PGA TOUR, the 3M Open. What makes it more remarkable was that he has spent the last number of weeks working as a caddy for PGA TOUR winner Martin Trainer. Crawford explains the feel of playing the event alongside his father as his caddy, what his playing season looks like ahead with the upcoming Canada Life Series, and how the interaction with his looping boss went during the week. We wrap up the 3M Open, chat about the return of the LPGA after 166 days, the debut of Mike Weir, Jim Furyk & K.J. Choi on the PGA TOUR Champions, and see who got a TeeTalk Podcast bump to win the Colorado Open and $100K. Brooks Koepka gets some of out attention as he gets set to defend a WGC title in Memphis but is unlikely to make the FedEx Cup playoffs. The Mail Bag brings questions on wedges from Costco, the uniformity of PGA TOUR conditions, will playing blades make you a better player, and how to prompt slow players to move a little faster. Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Jul 29

63 min

It's a slightly shorter show this week as Scott is the solo host with Stefan on vacation. He handles the mail bag including questions on new wedge performance, simulating competition in practice, and some thoughts on pros and temper tantrums. The core of the show is a feature interview with PGA of Canada professional Ralph Bauer, a full-time PGA TOUR Coach. He shares what it is like to be out on tour, what working with pros looks like compared to amateurs, how he approaches coaching golf, comments on the state of golf in Canada, and also gives some insight on ways to acquire and retain new golfers. The tip of the week outlines ways to be better at chipping by having more control over where you land the golf ball. Ralph Bauer Twitter (https://twitter.com/cdngolfcoach) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ralphbauergolf/) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Jul 22

53 min

We finally bring you a guest we have wanted on the show for awhile. Samantha Marks of Golf Channel joins us to explore some topics that only a female journalist, accomplished golfer, and active user of social media can address properly. Her insight will be eye opening for some as she relates how she navigates many aspects of a world that is not always welcoming to some, for no good reason. The former University of Arkansas golfer covers a lot of ground from breaking into media, how she deals with detractors on social media, and how she chooses to pave her own way in life with no apologies. It's a fun conversation. Before Stefan takes off on vacation we take a look back at the Workday Charity Open, banter about the plans to have no fans on the PGA TOUR through the Tour Championship, discuss the prospects of Collin Morikawa, and take a look at the Canadian men surging out on tour. We dig into the ridiculous world of Cameo; who are the golfers taking part, how much they are charging, and just how bad some of the greetings are. In the mail bag we talk island greens on golf courses, the merit of golf course rankings, Covid putting cup preferences, old pros we would have liked to see live, and if we prefer the PGA TOUR with or without fans. Samantha Marks Twitter (https://twitter.com/sammarksgc?lang=en) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/samanthasmarks/?hl=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Jul 15

81 min

Hockey may be the key sport of his profession but for Sportsnet Host and Broadcaster Shawn McKenzie, golf is his obsession. The staple on our TV screens in Canada joins us to talk about how he got into the game, his thoughts on professional golf, personal golf highlights and he even dishes on the burgeoning skills on the links of his famous father, Bob McKenzie. We also talk a little hockey and what we might expect to see with the coverage of the game as the NHL looks to return. Stefan and Scott gives their impressions on the win and recent play by Bryson Dechambeau at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, preview the Workday Charity Open, and provide some updates on the LPGA and LET majors. We play The Guess Who? trivia game, banter about the ability of Dechambeau to win at Augusta National, talk best female golf pros few people are paying attention, have an unusual discussion about gloves, discuss the difference in how amateur and pros deal with rough, and provide some advice on the process of playing versus being focussed on score. Shawn McKenzie Twitter (https://twitter.com/ShawnMcKenzieSN) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shawnmckenzie89/?hl=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Jul 9

90 min

Another wild week in golf. Dustin Johnson gets his 21st victory on the PGA TOUR, the CP Women’s Open is postponed for 2020 and one of the hottest mini-tour players in golf joins us on the podcast. We discuss DJ’s Golf Hall of Fame potential, where the PGA TOUR stands in the COVID-19 pandemic situation, and if we think fans will actually be welcomed at The Memorial. Joining us fresh off the course at a Korn Ferry Tour qualifier is Mark Anguiano, a dominant player on smaller pro tours, and a 2018 winner on the Mackenzie Tour. He helps us dive into the current effects of the pandemic on aspiring pros and how some are even choosing to give up the pursuit. We discuss the implications of the CP Women’s Open being cancelled, preview the Rocket Mortgage Classic and take on putting consistency in the Tip of the Week. In the Mail Bag we talk pauses in the backswing, how you rank a great round on a par three course, who we’d choose to get up and down for our houses, and the validity of speed-based driver rankings. Mark Anguiano Twitter (https://twitter.com/markanguiano29?lang=en) Monday Q Info Twitter (https://twitter.com/acaseofthegolf1) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Jul 2

81 min

Week two of the PGA TOUR return finds us talking about efficient golf, including the win by Webb Simpson and runner-up finish by Abraham Ancer. Of course it was not the only story of the week as the PGA TOUR had their first on-site positive test for COVID-19 and Brooks Koepka takes on Nick Faldo over the role of television analysts. Chris Kirk wins on the Korn Ferry Tour on the heels of time away from golf to deal with alcohol dependency and depression. As a result we discuss the "human" factor of golf pros. We also chat about the decision to have no fans at the PGA Championship and the possibility that the Ryder Cup will be delayed. Fraser Mulholland, the Commissioner and President of the Vancouver Golf Tour, joins us in the feature interview. He shares the origins of the tour, its role in developing players on Canada's west coast, and the loyalty of the players, including those like Adam Hadwin, and Nick Taylor who recently played two events on the circuit while on hiatus from the PGA TOUR. We preview the Travelers Championship, play a fun game of "Would You Rather?" (golf edition) and dig into a packed Mail Bag. This week reader questions ranged in topics from best LPGA events to attend, will Webb Simpson have a Hall of Fame worthy career, the appropriate tees for juniors, and our worst personal swing thoughts. Vancouver Golf Tour Twitter (https://twitter.com/vangolftour?lang=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Jun 25

93 min

It's an exciting episode with the return of the PGA TOUR at the Charles Schwab Challenge and we break it down - the good, the bad, and the indifferent. Who played well, whether Collin Morikawa and Rory Mcilroy have some serious work to do, and how the PGA TOUR handled an event in the midst of a pandemic. We share news on new events for the LPGA and PGA Tour, the fate of the Golf Canada Amateur events for the rest of 2020, and why a 2-time PGA TOUR winner is playing on the Vancouver Golf Tour. We take on the enigma that is Bryson DeChambeau and his strategy to blitz courses off the tee, and talk ratings for the return of the TOUR, both on broadcasts and with gamblers. In our feature interview we welcome Vancouver entrepreneur Joshua Haywood to lay out his story of developing a Canadian-based golf equipment brand from scratch. He delves into the origin, the challenges, the joys, and where he feels he can fit into the golf retail landscape. We preview the RBC Heritage as it returns to Hilton Head Island and who might play well there, and Scott tests Stefan on his knowledge of how much money certain prominent players won in their pro golf careers. In the Mail Bag we answer questions about out-of-the-way Scottish golf spots, how to get more out of your driver, how much practice is too much, and whether we think Nike made a mistake to get out for the golf equipment business. It's another packed episode and you won't want to miss a minute. Haywood Golf Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/haywoodgolf/?hl=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Jun 18

92 min

It's a busy show as professional golf returns on the PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour. We break down the Charles Schwab Challenge from many angles with a look at official and non-official prop bets and what we expect from the week. We update you on a schedule changes for the LPGA TOUR and bring news of new events for female pros in the United Kingdom. The meat of the show is a heartfelt and insighful feature interview with Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum where we take a swing at many topics that concern golf in the country. We review what he has learned in three years on the job, the challenges and opportunties ahead for golf in Canada, and how they are working to be more inclusive and impactful. We also discuss the RBC Canadian Open, the prospects for the 2020 CP Women's Open happening, and explore the 125th anniversary of the organization. The Mail Bag is deep this week with questions on bunker play during the pandemic, becoming a PGA of Canada member, the worst feeling club of all time, where you should focus your lessons when you get started playing, when we expect Tiger Woods to return, and which LPGA players we'd like to see play an PGA TOUR events. This episode sponsored by adidas Canada and the all-new codechaos shoes. Golf Canada Twitter (https://twitter.com/golfcanada) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thegolfcanada/) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Jun 10

96 min

The uncertainly of the world also extends to golf. First year touring pro and the former #1 amateur in Canada, Josh Whalen, joins us on the podcast this week to talk about it all. The Kent State graduate explains how achieving success in golf is not always a linear path whether that is setbacks with your game, health issues with people you love, or having your season halted by a pandemic. He also gives insight into his time with Team Canada, playing amateur golf around the world, and teeing it up at the 2019 RBC Canadian Open. Stefan and Scott discuss inclusiveness in golf, the latest news from the PGA TOUR, Mackenzie Tour, Symetra Tour, and Lorie Kane being inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. We introduce a new game with a golf version of Two Truths and a Lie, we talk about some equipment options and playing decisions, and discuss players who cheat at the game. We cap it all off with a putting tip. Josh Whalen Twitter (https://twitter.com/JWhalen8) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/jwhalen_8/) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Jun 4

89 min

Another one of our Canadian favourites, Michael Gligic (Stefan can pronounce it now), returns to the podcast this week for this third appearance. The PGA TOUR rookie gives us a look at what his preparation has been for his return to play, how his schedule is shaping up, and shares his perspective on how the PGA TOUR may look under new COVID-19 protocols. That includes his caddy and travel situation, and we speculate what winning may look like on the TOUR in the days ahead. He also shares what it was like to take part in a surprise 50th birthday call with Mike Weir. We break down The Match II with our thoughts on the good and bad of the match involving Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Payton Manning, and Tom Brady. We also choose four female athletes for a hypothetical Match III. The show also has us discussing the proposed return of the European Tour and what that may look like, the affects of Covid-19 on golf equipment companies, and we delve into the big opportunity for golf with many other sports still on the sidelines. We introduce the "If You Were Somebody Else" game - role playing different people in golf, talk about warm-up tips, what you need to do to really change your golf game, and flush out whether we think Phil Mickelson will ever win another major championship. Michael Gligic Twitter (https://twitter.com/MGligicGolf) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mgligicgolf/?hl=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

May 27

92 min

With some of the game’s top male players returning to golf this past week at the TaylorMade Driving For Relief Charity event, we have Tournament Director Ryan Hart on the podcast to give us the inside scoop. He shares how it came together, the issues that had to be resolved to make it happen, and things learned from it that could be used for other events moving forward. Hart’s main role with the PGA TOUR is the Tournament Director for their showcase event, The Players Championship. He gives us his perspective from the tournament this year as the event came to a sudden halt, the epic level of logistics to make the championship happen, and how they are working to make one of the biggest events in golf better each season. Outside the interview there is plenty to talk about as golf courses in Canada open up under new Covid-19 restrictions. We got out to play and lay out our impression of golf in a new way. We also discuss recent decisions by the USGA to run only four championships in 2020, with no qualifiers, our impressions of the Driving for Relief Match, and have a preview of The Match II – Champions For Charity with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady, and Payton Manning. This episode is presented by TaylorMade and the new TP5/TP5X PIX Golf Ball. Ryan Hart Twitter (https://twitter.com/RRJHart) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rrjhart/?hl=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

May 21

89 min

It's a huge show for Episode #65 as we are joined by the man who completed the Grand Slam of golf majors in 1965, Gary Player. The 9-time major champion (he also won 9 more on the Champions Tour) joins us from self-isolation near Philadelphia to dig into a wide range of topics, both golf and non-golf. As he is always keen to do, he provides commentary on world issues of the day. We also get his thoughts on Canada, the 2007 Presidents Cup in Montreal and the choice of Mike Weir to take on Tiger Woods in singles, the choking factor in golf, the faults he sees in Jordan Spieth's golf game, how he's been like a teenager during self-isolation, what he expects when the PGA TOUR comes back, the charitable impact of golf, and the Masters being moved to the Fall. In the balance of the show we preview some of the bets available for the TaylorMade Driving For Relief skins game coming up this weekend, the return of the Korean LPGA Tour, how bad would we play with persimmon woods, and the "controversy" of Vijay Singh playing on the Korn Ferry Tour. Scott challenges Stefan with some trivia based on the 2010 PGA TOUR Media guide, we talk about the backswing in the Tip of the Week, and the MailBag brings us questions about when we first broke 80, how many times we think Mike Weir will win on the Champions Tour, what we have learned from golf, and what we think of Costco's new entry in the putter market. Gary Player Twitter (https://twitter.com/garyplayer) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

May 14

76 min

One of Canada's most-respected sports journalists joins us this week on TeeTalk. Chris Stevenson has covered hockey and golf for many decades and his depth of knowledge and wide perspective is apparent in our chat. We dip into the prospects of major sports and what the coverage may look like post-pandemic, touch on his many years covering the NHL, get his favourite memories from covering Brooke Henderson on the LPGA TOUR, and tap into his knowledge as the host of the Ottawa Craft Beer Insider. In this epsiode sponsored by TaylorMade, we update you on golf opening up around North America, the upcoming PGA Driving Relief Skins Game at Seminole, and the latest schedule announcement for the Korn Ferry Tour. We take on the FootJoy Bracket contest and each choose our favourite four FootJoy shoes of all-time, and examine the Netflix Documentary Epsiode of "Losers" that tells the story of Jean Van De Velde at the 1999 Open Championship. In the MailBag we answer questions about using the same golf balls when you practice and play, restoring older irons, the roots of the Canadian Amateur, our favourite golfers from Australia, and which PGA TOUR player may struggle if they had to carry their own staff bag. In the Tip of the Week we discuss the important on intent and concepts in the learning process. This this episode brought to you by TaylorMade and the all-new SIM Max and SIM Max OS irons. Chris Stevenson Twitter (https://twitter.com/CJ_Stevenson) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/stevensonmedia/) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

May 7

100 min

We jump in for talk about pro golf in Canada this week as newly-appointed Executive Director of the Mackenzie - PGA TOUR, Scott Pritchard, is our featured guest. We relayed some thoughts on the suspension of pro golf, the evolution of their circuit, what their plans are for 2020, and beyond. It's great insight on the TOUR from one of the best sources possible. Outside of the interview we discuss course re-openings around Canada and the new conditions of play, speculate about a "Last Dance" type of documentary for golf, and agree to disagree about world class players playing mini-tours while their main circuits are shut down. We each choose and discuss our favourite PING irons of all time, ponder Nick Faldo's proposal to make golf better by having smaller drivers and eliminating tees, and take a look at the adjusted schedule for the LPGA TOUR and new Olympic Golf qualifying parameters. In the MailBag we answer questions about local/regional golf tournaments, making a record number of birdies but still shooting over par, playing golf in Manitoba, the most amount of money we've lost playing golf, and which LPGA TOUR player we'd like to play a round of golf with. Mackenzie TOUR - PGA TOUR Canada Twitter (https://twitter.com/PGATOURCanada) Scott Pritchard Twitter (https://twitter.com/scottypritchard) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Apr 29

100 min

We continue to bring you interviews with people who love the game of golf, and among them is well-known Canadian sports broadcaster James Duthie. Best known for his work in hockey, Duthie has been part of the TSN broadcast team at The Masters for many years and he shares some thoughts and stories about Augusta National Golf Club. That includes winning the media lottery to play the course, arriving way too early for his tee time, then facing the possibility of playing one of the greatest courses in the world with value-priced Top Flite Hot XL golf balls. Duthie recounts his start in golf in his hometown of Ottawa, which may have included sneaking on to the municipal golf course, and also gives us a preview of some stories included in his next "Insider" hockey book. Along with the feature interview we discuss the chances of the proposed PGA TOUR schedule happening, should Tim Finchem be in the World Golf Hall of Fame, and if playing a Ryder Cup with no spectators makes a difference. We break down a Shell's Wonderful World of Golf match between Jack Nicklaus and Sam Snead from 1963, choose our top 5 favourite putters of all time, and discuss the cancellation of the Canadian Open. The Mail Bag has us talking about waterproof golf bags, the biggest challenges of caddying at the pro level, design elements of a good par five hole, and, interestingly, our preferences for wing sauces. Yes, our listeners ask some fun questions. Conquer Covid 19 (https://www.conquercovid19.ca/) James Duthie Twitter (https://twitter.com/tsnjamesduthie) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tsnduthie/?hl=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Apr 22

113 min

We often have tour players or caddies on the show but in this episode we blend both worlds. 2019 Valero Texas Open winner Corey Conners AND his caddy Kyle Peters join us to talk taking time off, watching the rewind of the 2019 Masters and Valero Texas Open, what they'd serve at the Masters Champions dinner, video games, and what they miss about golf right now. They also help us answer this week's mail bag, including questions about odd golf partners, things they're particular about in golf, and who between Rory and Jordan will be the first to secure the career grand slam. Scott and Stefan break down the 2019 Masters final round, pick their top five TaylorMade irons of all-time, and discuss which pro golfers they believe benefit most from this extended break in play. Corey Conners Twitter (https://twitter.com/coreconn) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/coreyconners/?hl=en) Kyle Peters Twitter (https://twitter.com/Kyle_pepperz) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kyle_pepperz/?hl=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Apr 16

98 min

It's the Masters week, but not the Masters week (postponed, of course) but we serve up some Augusta National content anyways in this episode sponsored by TaylorMade and the new SIM Driver. We both sat down and watched the final round of the 1997 Masters and gave our own generational perspective on the historic victory by Tiger Woods. We get you updated on date changes for the men's major championships and detail howe some of they may look different going forward. Joining us for a feature interview is the General Manager of adidas Golf Canada, Lesley Hawkins, for an insightful chat about her golf origin story, busting through the glass ceiling in golf, the value of support and mentorship, and the move to more sustainable products with adidas and the entire golf industry. With major golf tours on a break we each pick out five players we are worry about now that they have a lot of time on their hands. How will they spend their time and what will they look like when they return? Or will they return? Lesley Hawkins Twitter (https://twitter.com/lesleyshawkins?lang=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Apr 9

77 min

One of the most exuberant and compelling junior golf coaches in the business, Doug Lawrie, join us on the show. Lawrie, who is based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, explains his road to golf and the many influences that impacted how he became the coach he is today. We talk about the road map to getting better for all golfers, have him answer some junior related mail bag questions, and even dig into some comparisons between NBA players and golfers when it comes to positive skill sets. We have a little fun by reviewing the 1975 Masters. Scott and Stefan went back and watched the final round broadcast and compared notes on what stood out for them from the championship that year. On the back end of the show we freewheel and each make fantasy team picks for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. Stefan takes the captaincy for Team USA and Scott handles the European squad, laying out the twelve players they would each choose for their teams if there were no restrictions in place. In the Mail Bag we talk private versus group lessons for juniors, junior golf club buying mistakes, must-have golf accessories, carry bags, and the potential re-match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Doug Lawrie Twitter (https://twitter.com/FocusGolfGroup) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/focusgolfgroup/?hl=en) Website (http://focusgolfgroup.com/) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Apr 2

96 min

We push through another week of isolation with a wide variety of golf talk including the latest tournament cancellation updates from the Olympics and the LPGA. University of Tennessee Men's Head Coach Brennan Webb joins us for a lengthy interview about the unusual end to the NCAA golf season and a perspective on his career. Webb tells us how he progressed from a junior golfer growing up in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada to an NCAA golfer at East Tennessee, teaching golf, working his way from mini-tours to full-time status on the Korn Ferry Tour, progressing to caddying on the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions, and then his move into coaching. He tells us how that comprehensive resume has helped him be a better coach at one of the top NCAA golf programs. On the back end of the podcast we delve into the final round broadcast of the 2003 Masters (which we went back and watched) and share all the things we noted as we looked back at the Mike Weir win. With so many challenges going around on social media, we take on one that spotlight our personal golf moments. The Mail Bag is a full one with questions on golf course styles, indoor putting mat options, why golfers mark their balls, the longest golf course, and some differences between certain golf shafts. The tip of the week provides some thoughts on golf fun that you can have inside your own house to keep your game sharp. Brennan Webb Twitter (https://twitter.com/CoachWebbUTVols) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Mar 26

84 min

It's been a wild week since our last episode. With the Covid-19 pandemic underway we talk a quick look at its impact on the world of golf, for top tours, mini-tour players, caddies, and for every day golf courses. Our feature interview with Canada's Brittany Marchand dominates the episode. Currently playing the Symetra Tour but an LPGA member for the last couple years, the Canadian details her ups and down in the last few seasons, the adjustments she has made for 2020, and details how she works with and without a caddy. The North CarolinaC State graduate also details why STEM (Science , Technology, Engineering, and Math) education is so important to her and why she has become an advocate for it. During her interview, where we are also joined by LPGA caddy Ryan Desveaux to conduct the interview, Brittany allows us to delve back into her career/life for some fun stories including an oral history of her home in one at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, her movie "career" alongside Robin Williams, and the art of raking bunkers. With people spending a little more time inside we also share some book and video suggestions, talk about a few new products on the market, and offer up a putting tip that you can do inside or out. Brittany Marchand Twitter (https://twitter.com/britt_marchand?lang=en) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/b_marchand/) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Mar 19

65 min

It's a busy week with The Players Championship underway so there is plenty to talk about related to one of the biggest non-majors on the PGA TOUR. LPGA caddy Ryan Desveaux (Mel Reid) joins us in-studio for the entire show to add a third voice with a unique insight. That includes how the COVID-19 Coronavirus has effected life on the LPGA TOUR so far for players and caddies alike. Related to the PGA TOUR we wrap up the Arnold Palmer Invitational, then dive deep in The Players with our picks, discuss the new PGA TOUR domestic broadcast rights deal, and talk about where the TOUR will go in the future with media coverage and growing purses. In Birdie vs Bogey we talk about Brooks Koepka's attitude of late, the value of tickets at the RBC Canadian Open, and the possibility of appearance money on the PGA TOUR. The Mail bag serves up questions on how golf can be more accessible, the highest score we've ever made, what will Dez do with the money from his first big win, how we rate the greatness of TPC Sawgrass, and what are our go-to meals at a golf course. Ryan Desveaux Twitter (https://twitter.com/ryandez11) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Mar 12

100 min

Sungjae Im's triumph at The Honda Classic grabs our attention this week as we break down his first PGA TOUR victory, the 2nd place finish by Canada's Mackenzie Hughes, and the appearance of another Canadian, Albin Choi, as a winning caddy. Golf fitness is in the spotlight this week as we welcome Mitch Sadowsky, the Fitness Director at the prestigious Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Sadowsky, who works with a number of LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR players, like Ian Poulter, breaks down the key elements of getting the most from your body to benefit your golf swing, He also shares insight on the unique needs of tour pros when it comes to their schedules and tuning their body for the best performance. Other topics include: -Tiger Woods on the ballot for the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021 -The Bay Hill Invitational and its importance on the tour -Paul Azinger's comments about Tommy Fleetwood and his "need" to win on the PGA TOUR -Details of the Flagstick Open Amateur Championship In Birdie vs Bogey we discuss hole in one celebrations, the latest Jordan Golf shoes, the music acts for the 2020 RBC Canadian Open, and Dustin Johnson taking a pass on the 2020 Olympics. The Mail Bag has us discussing online lessons, potential course records at the 2020 RBC Canadian Open, grip fitting, and how long should a player play as a pro before deciding to quit or keep going. Mitch Sadwosky Twitter (https://twitter.com/mitchsadowsky?lang=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Mar 5

99 min

Stefan returns from Mexico, leading to an extra helping of content this week. The boys discuss the implications in the play of Patrick Reed and Bryson Dechambeau at the WGC Mexico Championship and the life-changing play by Viktor Hovland at the Puerto Rico Open. We touch on separating a pro golfer's skill level from their character as a fan and our opinions on the potential of the Premier Golf League. In hypothetical talk, we take on what to do when you spot a pro golfer in a public and how we might react. PGA of Canada Professional Casey Ward joins us as the feature guest and shares her unique story of going from an academic to a golf pro. It includes a story about doing some work with UFC star Conor McGregor, growing up as the daughter of a golf course designer, and living out a dream as a player at the 2019 CP Women's Open at the Magna Golf Club. She also gives us some ideas on how golf can be more welcoming to new golfers, particularly women. In Birdie vs Bogey we take on golf course renovations that are eliminating bunkers, the major status of The Players and any implications, as well as the need to show more of the bad shots during golf broadcasts. Listeners weigh in with Mail Bag questions on stand-up putters, retro golf club tournaments for the pros, dark horse picks for The Masters, and the potential effects of the Coronavirus on golf in the Olympics. Casey Ward Twitter (https://twitter.com/caseywardgolf) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/caseywardgolf/) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Feb 27

101 min

Scott takes on the show alone this week with Stefan away in Mexico and welcomes Craig Loughry of Golf Ontario as the feature guest. Craig was a member of the committee that developed the new World Golf Handicap System and he explains some key points and nuances of the system and how it works. He also puts on his hat as the Tournament Director of the Ontario Open as gives some details on the event that is now an event on the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada. Scott wraps up the past week in golf including a surprise performance by Mike Weir on the Korn Ferry Tour and looks ahead to key events. The Mail Bag has a few travel questions, some equipment talk, and dips into the world of Social Media. The episode also shares some details on the 2020 Flagstick Open Amateur presented by TaylorMade Golf Canada and Adidas Canada. Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Feb 20

53 min

Big-hitting Canadian Taylor Pendrith joins the show fresh off play in Panama and Colombia on the Korn Ferry Tour. The two-time winner on the Mackenzie Tour in 2019 shares thoughts on his game, the difficulty of playing some shorter golf courses, the travails of pro golf travel, and his aspirations to play in the RBC Canadian Open this year. We discuss the triumph by Nick Taylor at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the fine play by Alena Sharp at the Vic Open in Australia, and the impact of the coronavirus on the LPGA Tour schedule. We bat around whether Bryson Dechambeau should be listed among the "fittest" athletes in the world, and discuss Rory McIlroy's return to #1 in the world. In Birdie vs Bogey we take on dogs on the golf course, courses adding hickory shafted clubs to their rental fleets, courses charging people more to walk, and speed rounds by tour pros. The Mail Bag brings us questions on deciding if you are ready for tournament play, our favourite piece of golf equipment all-time, and choosing one thing we would change in golf right now to foster growth. Taylor Pendrith Twitter (https://twitter.com/taylorpendrith) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Feb 13

85 min

The boys are finally back in studio together to recount their recent trips to the PGA Merchandise Show and the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Kyle "Pepperz" Peters, caddy to PGA TOUR member Corey Conners, makes a return visit to give the inside-the-ropes skinny on the Phoenix experience for a caddy including the most unusual thing he saw during the week. He lays out which events he is looking forward to in 2020 with Corey, details the efforts the Caddy Network, and shares what tattoo he may consider if Corey qualifies and wins a gold medal at the 2020 Olympics. There is plenty to talk about otherwise, including a deep debate over the recent release of the Distance Insights Report by the USGA and the R&A, the recent rise and fall of PGA TOUR players in the World Rankings, and listener questions covering the value of the Pebble Beach green fee and what golf hole we would like to play over and over again. Kyle Peters Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kyle_pepperz/?hl=en) Twitter (https://twitter.com/kyle_pepperz?lang=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Feb 6

76 min

Episode 50 has Scott flying solo while Stefan attended the Waste Management Open in Phoenix. We do a quick wrap of the week past including the European Tour, LPGA Tour, PGA Tour, and some events from the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. Ken Thompson of the PGMC/ ACCRA Division of True Sports joins us as the guet to discuss their latest products for 2020 including some enviromentally-focussed initiatives. The MailBag is full of travel and equipment questions and we welcome a special guest for a "Would You Rather" Quiz. Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Jan 31

52 min

Scott is away at the PGA Merchandise Show so Stefan welcomes guest host Rich McLean, a Golf Canada rules official and Head referee at the Flagstick Open presented by TaylorMade and adidas Golf. The pair break down the week that was on various golf tours around the world, chat about memories of Jack Nicklaus as he turns 80. We welcome back Canada's Michael Gligic, a rookie on the PGA Tour to share how his Fall season went and what he is looking ahead to in 2020. He discusses the state of Canadian Golf, the PGA TOUR learning curve, his success on the Korn Ferry Tour and other development circuits, and some thoughts on the 2020 RBC Canadian Open at St. George's Golf & Country Club. Rich also adds in some insights on various rules issues in the game, including backstopping and putters that can stand up by themselves. Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Jan 22

62 min

The PGA Tour is back to full field events and we break down the win by playoff by Cam Smith at the Sony Open in Hawaii in a playoff over Brendan Steele. Fresh off his tie for 9th in Hawaii, another Australian, Cam Davis, joins us for the feature interview to share his thoughts on his pro golf journey. We chat life on the road, how important the 2017 Australian Open win was for his career, and what he learned in his rookie year on the PGA TOUR in 2019. We also discuss the wild fires in Australia and how people from their country are raising funds to help those affected. The Mail Bag throws us a few curve balls this week with questions that range in subject from fashion colours of the year, how Easter may affect The Masters viewership and how many weeks in a row should a golfer play before taking some time off. We also discuss the unauthorized Charle Woods swing video and the social media contest the LPGA ran to decide their "Player of The Decade." Cam Davis Twitter (https://twitter.com/camdavisgolf?lang=en) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/cam_davis77/) Canadian Red Cross Australia Fires Appeals Website (https://donate.redcross.ca/page/54264/donate/1?locale=en-CA) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Jan 16

74 min

Season Two of the Flagstick.com TeeTalk Podcast gets underway with a recap of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, a summary of how some of the Canadians are faring so far this season on the PGA TOUR, and a preview of the Sony Open in Hawaii. Our feature interview highlights a chat with Tomo Bystedt, the Director of Product Creation for TaylorMade Golf, recorded at The Kingdom in Carlsbad, Calfornia. Tomo delves deep into the details of the company's new SIM metalwoods, and shares his insight on working with tour staff players like Tiger Woods in crafting new clubs. We look ahead to the 2020 Men's Major Championships and make some predictions, discuss the broadcast team on NBC Golf, and give our opinion on an LPGA Player of the decade social media contest. In the Mail Bag we answer your questions about the future prospects of Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods , Matt Wolff, and Collin Morikawa, talk grips, and debate whether a lottery windfall would prompt us to build our own golf courses. Tomo Bystedt Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bystedt/?hl=en) Twitter (https://twitter.com/bystedt) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Jan 11

89 min

2019 is in the books for the Flagstick.com TeeTalk Podcast and we close it out with our thoughts on the Presidents Cup and all it entailed. We dig through the highlights (and a few low-lights) for the 2019 golf season as we saw it, inject our own personal moments of the season, and take a wander through the Men's Major Championships of the last decade. To close it all out Scott challenges Stefan to the "Money List Game" - taking a guess at who finished higher on the PGA TOUR money list in 2018/2019. Enjoy, thanks for listening in 2019, and tune in early in 2020 for more shows! Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Dec 2019

72 min

TaylorMade staffer and PGA TOUR winner Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C. joins us for a feature interview. We discuss his relationship with golf equipment, the resurgence in his game over the last 18 months, the state of Canadian Golf, and his thoughts on the 2020 RBC Canadian Open at St. George's G&CC. We discuss this week's Presidents Cup, the fallout of the rules violation by Patrick Reed at the Hero World Challenge, and wrap up several other events around the world. In the Mail Bag we discuss the prospect of Tiger Woods returning to the #1 world ranking, how many pairs of golf shoes you should have, investing in a driver or a putter, and how Stefan took his shot and found his way to being a caddy on the PGA TOUR. Nick Taylor Twitter (https://twitter.com/ntaylorgolf59?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Dec 2019

74 min

Fresh from the European Tour Qualifying School where he tied for 5th place, Canada's Aaron Cockerill joins the show from South Africa. He shares the highs and lows of 2019, the emotions of securing greater status for 2020, and what he looks forward to. He details travels in twenty-five countries and four continents over the last year, enjoying Q-School celebrations with his parents on-site in Spain, and the six hours it took to scroll through his congratulatory messages. We also wrap up the LPGA TOUR and European Tour seasons and take on a variety of subjects in the Birdie vs Bogey segment. That means opinions on the Hero World Challenge, tape-delayed golf coverage, high-top golf shoes, multi-hole playoffs only using one hole, coloured golf balls, the icon level of #7 at Pebble Beach, and starters at public courses/resorts. In the Mail Bag we answer your questions about how close to a green is acceptable to use a laser rangefinder, where to do a golf trip in the southern U.S. with a casino available that is not Las Vegas, when should you test golf clubs, and some gift ideas under $150. Aaaron Cockerill Twitter (https://twitter.com/a_cockerill?lang=en) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/aaroncockerill46/?hl=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Nov 2019

62 min

Canada's Hannah Hellyer joins us to give insight on her first season as a full-time professional golfer on the Symetra Tour. The things she learned, how she got there, and her plans on how she will move forward. We take a look at the recent success of Brendon Todd on the PGA TOUR, the season ending events for the LPGA and European Tours, and bring you a heartwarming golf story from Argentina. In Birdie or Bogey we take on course rankings lists, par five holes you can't reach in two, amateurs having their name on their golf bag, and the best post-round beverage places in golf. The Mail Bag brings us questions about how many golf balls we carry in our bags, the most spectacular shots we have witnessed, and we come up with our new rules to guide golf forever. Hannah Hellyer Twitter (https://twitter.com/hannah_hellyer) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hannahhellyeah/?hl=en) GoFundMe (https://ca.gofundme.com/f/lpga-dream) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Nov 2019

92 min

Golf provides a lot of artistic scenes and few capture them better than Canada's Tony Harris. He joins the podcast to talk about his work painting hundreds of golf holes, his love of the game, as well as becoming the go-to painter for the NHL. We pack in the games this show with a lot of topics ranging from how well the International team will do at the Presidents Cup, will Tiger Woods win multiple times in 2020, will Michelle Wie every play on the LPGA TOUR again, and what lies ahead for Brooks Koepka in his quest to win more majors. In Birdie or Bogey we discuss Cobra Golf's signing of Jason Dufner, is The Players Championship a major championship, and the future of golf club manufacturing. In the mailbag we answer questions about Ireland vs Scotland for golf, are Anser style putters all the same, and much, much more. Tony Harris Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thfineart/?hl=en) Website (http://thfineart.ca/#about) Twitter (https://twitter.com/thfineart?lang=en) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Nov 2019

99 min

A lot of LPGA talk this week on the podcast. We discuss the Q-Series rules controversy and welcome in Stanford University grad Lauren Kim to talk about her successful play at the Q-Series. She also outlines the joys of success in NCAA Golf, personal motivation from Tiger Woods, finding inspiration to keep going as a professional golfer, and how pros adapt to courses from week to week. In the MailBag we share our take on why you might not want to have a 64-degree wedge in your bag, our favourite episodes of the season, destinations to play golf in Ontario, and we each build a used golf bag for $800. Lauren Kim Twitter (https://twitter.com/laurenjkim13) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/laurenjkim13/) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Nov 2019

84 min

Lots to talk about this week including the big 82nd PGA TOUR win by Tiger Woods at the ZOZO Championship, the new Bermuda Championship, and the continued chase to be a Presidents Cup pick by Canadians Corey Conners and Adam Hadwin. Our feature interview with Andrew Jensen helps us explore the challenges of dealing with mental health issues while playing professional golf, and the in and outs of being a Golf YouTube Content Creator. It's a interesting and multi-faceted discussion. The Birdie or Bogey segment sees us analyze the changing broadcast team at CBS Sports, the topic of wearing earbuds during practice, Annika Sorenstam breaking more barriers, and whether we think hoodies have a place in golf course fashion. In the Mail Bag we talk about how to keep your game sharp through the winter, the best players we have ever teed it up with, and what professional golfers we would like to caddy for. Andrew Jensen YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/andrewscottjensen) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/andrewsjensen/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/andrewjensen) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Oct 2019

104 min

It's a beefy episode with a feature interview highlighting an up and coming Canadian pro golfer, Cooper Brown, and his journey. That included time at Augusta University and he gives details about visits to Augusta National Golf Club. We also have a very full Mail Bag and Birdie or Bogey segments this week covering a wide range of topics including rules, the oldest golf club in our bags, thoughts on Tiger considering himself for the Presidents Cup Team, our choices for a Women's Skins Game, and a whole lot more! Cooper Brown Twitter (https://twitter.com/coopbrown9?lang=en) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/coopbrown9/) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Oct 2019

91 min

This week we are joined by PGA TOUR Rookie Michael Gligic who shares thoughts on his long journey to the PGA TOUR from the perspective of a player who turned pro at a young age. We answer mailbag questions on topics from junior golf, to favourite courses in Florida, and even the best day to attend a professional golf tournament. This show's Birdie or Bogey segment sees us debate the merits of Tiger Woods' new memoir, cold weather golf, and the new 3-win graduation rules for the PGA TOUR's minor circuits. Michael Gligic Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/mgligicgolf/?hl=en) Twitter (https://twitter.com/mgligicgolf?lang=en) PGA TOUR Profile (https://www.pgatour.com/players/player.32662.michael-gligic.html) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Oct 2019

69 min

A very full show (and fun) this week. We discuss the putting success of Kevin N on the PGA Tour and welcome in guest Ryan Barath of GolfWRX.com to talk vintage golf clubs, how to get more joy from the game of golf and how golf can remain as relevant as possible in a changing society. We also debut two new discussion segments - Birdie or Bogey and Mailbag where we answer listener, reader, and follower questions. We think you'll like them both. And a golf tip? We provide one of those too! Instagram Ryan Barath (https://www.instagram.com/rdsbarath/?hl=en) GolfWRX.com (http://www.golfwrx.com/) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Oct 2019

80 min

The boys kick off October with a chat about the latest golf news from around the world,. They wrap up the win by Cameron Champ at the Safeway Open, fine play by Canadian players at that tournament, and discuss the low scores needed to qualify for the Shriners Hospital for Childrens Open. Also on the docket - Rory McIlroy voices concerns about European Tour courses, Bio Kim gets a major suspension from the Korean PGA Tour, the possible U.S. Open rota, and "hot" golf club testing under the spotlight again. Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Oct 2019

38 min

The NHL season is just around the corner so we welcome Hockey Night in Canada Colour Commentator Garry Galley to the show. The 16-year NHL veteran and two-time All-Star tells us all about his love of golf, who among his former teammates he would rather fight on the ice or play on the golf course, the lessons learned working with Bob Cole, and he also breaks down the prospects of the Canadian NHL teams for the season ahead. We also talk Fall golf, some of our favourite golf travel locations, the return of the LPGA TOUR, a little European Tour and PGA TOUR, and let you inside our wardrobes as we talk about, of all things, the iconic quarter-zip sweater. Garry Galley - CBC Program Guide (https://www.cbc.ca/programguide/personality/garry_galley) Instagram: Flagstick (https://www.instagram.com/flagstickgolf/) Scott (https://www.instagram.com/scotmac1970/) Stefan (https://www.instagram.com/steedorf/) Twitter: Flagstick (https://twitter.com/Flagstick) Scott (https://twitter.com/ScotMacGolf) Stefan (https://twitter.com/Steedorf) Facebook: @Flagstick (https://www.facebook.com/Flagstick/)

Sep 2019

57 min

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