Tron and Randy chop it up with a wide variety of guests from all corners of the golf world.
Episode 121: The City Beautiful
The Vacation Doctor will see you now! It's Mr. Palmer's event at Bay Hill this week, meaning we're of course in Orlando, FL. Tron and Randy do their thing in the first part of the episode before welcoming in Diamond Resorts CEO, Michael Flaskey (@TheVacationDR on twitter). Mike talks about the genesis of his golf tournament, the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, how he ended up playing college baseball in Gaffney, SC, for a Hall-of-Fame manager, and his journey into the vacation business. Along the way we ask him about his home-city of Orlando, where he enjoys grabbing a bite to eat, and so much more. Enjoy!
Episode 120: Logistics with HUNTSMAN
Fun show this week! In the first half TC and Randy catch up on housekeeping items, including Kroger's very bad week and the United engine debacle, among other things. In the second half, Tron interviews special guest Ross (aka @man_integrated on Twitter, aka HUNTSMAN) about all things logistics across the world. Ross is a fascinating expert on global supply chains, speaking to some of the biggest challenges and obstacles present in the world right now. We promise you'll learn a thing or two. And remember, watch the chokepoints!
Episode 119: City of Angels
Riv week! One of the best stops each and every year in the glitz and glam of Los Angeles. Randy and Tron are joined by friend of the program, and part-time golf scribe, Laz Versalles, to break down the behemoth that is LA. We learn all about LA proper, get great info about little neighborhoods and pockets of the city, and of course, discuss so much more. Enjoy!
Episode 118: Monterey Peninsula
Tron and Randy are back to preview Pebble Beach! They do a bit a housekeeping (huge night in the NBA, Kings and Jazz especially!) before getting to their guest this week, Joann Dost. Joann is a longtime Monterey-area resident, former professional golfer, and one of the most prominent golf photographers in the world. She has great first-hand knowledge of the charms and intricacies of the Monterey Peninsula, as well as incredible stories about her first start in professional golf in Australia, moving out to the west coast, hanging with Ansel Adams, and so much more. Her passion and knowledge is unparalleled. Enjoy! (Note: due to reception, we switched from Zoom to cell phone midway through the interview with Joann, so we apologize for a slight change in audio profile around the 57:27 mark)
Episode 117: The Kingdom
After a bit of house-cleaning in the beginning of the episode (major news in the Grocery Wars!), TC and Randy make the decision to eschew one desert in favor of another on this week's preview episode. For help, they bring in very special guest, Mr. Cody, to ask all about KSA. Cody is a man with a very particular set of skills who has spent quite a bit of time in the region and shares his experiences and insights about the people, the culture, the Royal Family, Vision 2030, and how average Westerners can approach the topic of Saudi Arabia in general. We should note, as part of preparation for this conversation, we all watched Bryan Fogel's new film, "The Dissident", which is available now on Apple TV. For anybody curious it's an enthralling examination of the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. Enjoy!
Episode 116: Sunny San Diego
We are a tad late this week, but appreciate your patience. As you'll hear, it was truly a fluid situation this week for our very special guest. That guest, Brad Milburn, is a San Diego resident and former Navy SEAL. The military brought him to San Diego several years ago so we pick his brain about living out on the West Coast. From beaches to tacos, and everything in-between, this is a really fun conversation. Also, of course we ask Brad about what it was like training to be a SEAL. Enjoy! (Note: Brad gives a shout out to Seal Future Foundation towards the end of the episode. They are a great organization providing Navy SEALS support and resources to transition from service into their communities. If you're so inclined, you can find more information at www.sealff.org)