14 episodes

2 Off the 1st is a golf podcast for the hardcore fan who can't get enough of the sport. Host Ryan Ballengee digs deep on two stories each weekday in a commute-sized show that will catch you up on the most important stories in the game. Whether it has to do with the pro game (PGA Tour, LPGA, Euro Tour, etc.) or the game we play, we'll make sure you're caught up without wasting your time.

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2 Off the 1st is a golf podcast for the hardcore fan who can't get enough of the sport. Host Ryan Ballengee digs deep on two stories each weekday in a commute-sized show that will catch you up on the most important stories in the game. Whether it has to do with the pro game (PGA Tour, LPGA, Euro Tour, etc.) or the game we play, we'll make sure you're caught up without wasting your time.

    14: Golfer suspended 3 years for flipping the bird; illegal drivers on the PGA Tour

    14: Golfer suspended 3 years for flipping the bird; illegal drivers on the PGA Tour

    This might be the craziest story of the year, non-Sergio Division. Bio Kim has been suspended for 3 years from the Korean PGA Tour for flipping off a fan whose phone camera went off as he was winning a tournament. Ryan delves into the insanity of the whole thing. The second half of the show is a look at the driver testing on the PGA Tour that netted 5 non-conforming drivers last week in California. Is this a big deal?

    • 22 min
    13: Cameron Champ's emotional win; Rory thinks the Euro Tour is too easy

    13: Cameron Champ's emotional win; Rory thinks the Euro Tour is too easy

    On this Monday show, Ryan talks about Cameron Champ's emotional win in the Safeway Open, thinking about the profoundness of the moment for the Champ family and what he took away from it. Then he digs in on Rory McIlroy complaining the European Tour setups are too easy and why that turns out to be a convenient lie.

    • 27 min
    12: Costco refunds golf ball purchases, and Jack's renovating Muirfield Village

    12: Costco refunds golf ball purchases, and Jack's renovating Muirfield Village

    On our Thursday show, Ryan shares the known details of Jack Nicklaus' planned (final) renovation of Muirfield Village Golf Club. What's coming, and what does this signal from the Golden Bear? Then Ryan gets into Costco's decision to refund purchases of their latest four-piece golf balls. He explains why the balls didn't meet standards and what could happen next.

    • 25 min
    11: 9/24/19: Talking SG Tour and Safeway Open with Steve Elkington

    11: 9/24/19: Talking SG Tour and Safeway Open with Steve Elkington

    On this episode, Ryan is joined by 1995 PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington to talk about his new SG Tour fantasy golf platform, our game this week for the Safeway Open and the increasing importance of the fall season. Ryan also talks about PGA Tour China cancelling an event in Hong Kong.

    • 28 min
    10: 9/23/19: Conflicts of interest in golf media; Danny Willett's amazing comeback

    10: 9/23/19: Conflicts of interest in golf media; Danny Willett's amazing comeback

    On Results Monday, we dig in on the BMW PGA Championship and Danny Willett winning at Wentworth to pick up his second big win in a year. Ryan felt a major-like vibe for the Euro Tour flagship event that's been missing. But Ryan kicks off the show talking about the need for more transparency in golf media and reporting.

    • 25 min
    9: 9/20/19: Vik Hovland's 60s streak; tracking slow play with Tagmarshal

    9: 9/20/19: Vik Hovland's 60s streak; tracking slow play with Tagmarshal

    On this episode, Ryan marvels at Viktor Hovland's active record streak of 18 consecutive rounds in the 60s and wonders how long he can keep it going. Then Ryan is joined from South Africa by Tagmarshal CEO Bodo Sieber to discuss how they're tracking pace of play with the European Tour moving forward. 

    • 31 min

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