"Fore Play" is a weekly podcast by common golfers, for common golfers. Trent, Riggs, Frankie, Lurch, and their wide variety of guests talk about everything golf like normal folks sitting at a bar watching coverage, venting about the game's difficulties, and weighing in on pro gossip. Your classic golf addicts, the "Fore Play" crew brings a young, unique voice to the rapidly-evolving game, discussing freely and openly everything golf. There is nothing like it.
The Process, The Upcoming, and The Miz
The Miz (57:44) from WWE, Real World, and reality TV fame joins the show for the first time. We discuss turning “15 minutes of fame” into a 20+ year career, the humility of golf, and even get a little sparring between The Miz and The Butter Knife. Before the interview, we peek behind the curtain to detail our production process, debate the Premier Golf League’s latest news, and preview both Trent’s first “Breaking 100 Series” trip to Georgia to visit instructor John Tillery and the upcoming Barstool Classic west coast swing.
Will Zalatoris: Shaping A Golf Mind
Will Zalatoris (41:09), coming off a 2nd place finish at last month’s Masters, joins the show for a full hour. We dive deep into 2021 Masters week, coming up just a stroke short, navigating Augusta with statistics as your guide, Happy Gilmore and much more. Before Will joins, we react to Sam Burns winning for the first time on Tour, players’ latest social media games and wonder if any murderers follow us on Twitter.
Murder by Torrey, and Bryan Trottier
Live from the 18th green of Torrey Pines, we’re back. We’re joined the second half of the show by NHL legend, 7-time Stanley Cup winner Bryan Trottier (25:07). Before then, we give knee-jerk reactions to playing 2021 U.S. Open venue Torrey Pines from 7,800 yards: the bad, the ugly, and the even worse.
Live from Olympic Club: Tiger Emerges, Koepka vs Portnoy, & More
The first Tiger photo post-accident has emerged and he looks... great. We react to Tiger’s post, the Zurich Classic ending in alternate shot playoff, and Brooks Koepka lefty vs Dave Portnoy (with Frankie on the bag). And we do this all live from the patio at Olympic Club, minutes after playing it. We also discuss that round without spilling all the juice. We’re all together in person again, so it’s one of those kind of shows.
The Needle-Mover Bonus Pool and A Brain Discussion with Dr. Jared Van Snellenberg, the caddie from Happy Gilmore
A very unique and fascinating guest on today’s show. Dr. Jared Van Snellenberg (54:40) was Happy Gilmore’s caddie, and today is a doctor conducting important research on the brain. As you may imagine, this takes us down a lot of different roads: what was the Happy Gilmore role like, how does the brain affect good golf versus bad golf, how can we better control our own brains, and much more. Before Dr. Van Snellenberg, we have a lengthy discussion on the PGA Tour’s new “Player Impact Program,” rewarding a $40M bonus pool to the players who are most impactful on moving the needle.
A Golf Wardrobe Revolution with Dean Norris
Hoodies and casual wear are taking over golf; we love it and want more of it. We talk golf wardrobes, Frankie’s 76, Trent’s upcoming breaking 100 series, Si Woo Kim’s preposterous penalty, Stewart Cink’s dominant win, Lydia Ko returning to the top, and going all-in on Christmas this year. Then actor Dean Norris (74:43), joins the pod to chat about his new show, the early days of Breaking Bad, Rickie Fowler, and much more.