40 episodes

PGA Tour veteran Bo Van Pelt and golf writer Farrell Evans tee up thoughtful conversations about golf, culture, and everything between. Get insider tour stories, explore the history of the game, and dig deep into racial and social issues that have defined —and continue to shape—the sport. Each week, these longtime friends offer commentary, hot takes, interviews, and opinions about the game they love and the world around it.

Both Sides of the Ball Bo Van Pelt & Farrell Evans

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PGA Tour veteran Bo Van Pelt and golf writer Farrell Evans tee up thoughtful conversations about golf, culture, and everything between. Get insider tour stories, explore the history of the game, and dig deep into racial and social issues that have defined —and continue to shape—the sport. Each week, these longtime friends offer commentary, hot takes, interviews, and opinions about the game they love and the world around it.

    Bo reflects on his second place finish at Congaree

    Bo reflects on his second place finish at Congaree

    Bo reflects on his return to the leaderboard with a second place finish at the 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree Golf Club. He and Farrell also cover this weeks US open at Torrey Pines. 

    • 45 min
    Phil Mickelson, at 50-years-old wins PGA Championship

    Phil Mickelson, at 50-years-old wins PGA Championship

    Phil Mickelson won the 103rd PGA Championship to become at 50-years-old the oldest winner of a major championship. Bo and Farrell look back on the historic win and the wild scene that ensued on the final hole with the raucous gallery. They also look ahead to the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in June and Phil's chances of completing the career grand slam there to solidify his legacy. Maybe, they suggest, the win at Kiawah Island may have been the greatest achievement of his career, taking him out of the shadow of Tiger Woods.

    • 50 min
    Steve Scott, the golfer who nearly beat Tiger Woods in the 1996 U.S. Amateur

    Steve Scott, the golfer who nearly beat Tiger Woods in the 1996 U.S. Amateur

    Steve Scott is best known to the golf world for nearly beating Tiger Woods in the 1996 U.S. Amateur at Pumpkin Ridge in Oregon. On the 25th anniversary of one of the most epic U.S. Amateur finals, Scott is releasing a new book, “Hey Tiger, You Need to Move your Mark back: 9 Simple Words That Changed the Game of Golf Forever. With Bo and Farrell, Scott, now a PGA Club Professional, discusses that historic match and how it has shaped his life and impacted the game.

    • 49 min
    Ken Bentley, President of the Advocates Pro Golf Association Tour

    Ken Bentley, President of the Advocates Pro Golf Association Tour

    Summary: Golf is one of those sports where when you come out of college there is no team to help you transition into life as a pro. Pro golfers are independent contractors who pay their own bills and plan their own transportation. It's especially hard when you're a young player without significant financial resources or connections. That's where Ken Bentley comes in. The former Nestle executive started the APGA Tour in 2010 to increase diversity in pro golf and to give mostly minority players resources to prepare their games for the PGA Tour. With Bo and Farrell, Bentley, a former college tennis player, shares his vision for the APGA Tour and some of the lessons he got along the way from icons like tennis great Arthur Ashe.

    • 54 min
    B.J. Little, First Tee ambassador and participant and future of the game

    B.J. Little, First Tee ambassador and participant and future of the game

    B.J. Little, a 16-year-old participant in the First Tee Metro Atlanta chapter, is the future of golf, whether he becomes a PGA Tour player, U.S. Senator or the President of the United States. In a wide-ranging conversation on Both Sides of the Ball, Little wowed Bo and Farrell with his maturity, ambition, leadership qualities and love for the game of golf—assets that were sparked first by his grandfather who introduced him to the game, but nurtured and accelerated by his participation with the First Tee.

    • 38 min
    Roger Steele, founder of Hipe Media and winner of Golf Digest's "2020 Why Haven't I Been Following This Guy Yet" award

    Roger Steele, founder of Hipe Media and winner of Golf Digest's "2020 Why Haven't I Been Following This Guy Yet" award

    Roger Steele has a perspective on the game of golf that you should know. With Bo and Farrell, the Chicago native explains his advice to beginning golfers, trash talking and handling people who underestimate your golf knowledge because of the way you look.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Great Podcast

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Peeking over the hedges

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