26 episodes

Booking a tee time with top athletes from the NHL, NFL, or with headlining musicians from the country music scene isn't easy. But we can give you the next best thing!

Join avid golfers Jonathan Pepe and Ryan Bashour as they interact with professionals from other sports and industries, discussing their love for the game of golf and what keeps them coming back to the links again and again. Expect light-hearted interviews, tons of golf stories, and how they're doing on their own quest of chasin' birdies.

Engaging episodes come out every two weeks. Partners of the Podcast include Linksoul, Winston Collection, and Forty4 Concierge.

Chasin' Birdies Jonathan Pepe & Ryan Bashour

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    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

Booking a tee time with top athletes from the NHL, NFL, or with headlining musicians from the country music scene isn't easy. But we can give you the next best thing!

Join avid golfers Jonathan Pepe and Ryan Bashour as they interact with professionals from other sports and industries, discussing their love for the game of golf and what keeps them coming back to the links again and again. Expect light-hearted interviews, tons of golf stories, and how they're doing on their own quest of chasin' birdies.

Engaging episodes come out every two weeks. Partners of the Podcast include Linksoul, Winston Collection, and Forty4 Concierge.

    Writin' Hits x Droppin' Birdies - Matt Stell (is tall)

    Writin' Hits x Droppin' Birdies - Matt Stell (is tall)

    Matt Stell, country artist whose song "Prayed For You" went viral, joins Chasin' Birdies in a recording from Nashville. We cover the ins and outs of his music career as well as his love for golf. We talk about Bluejack National and some experience we all had at this gem of a course. Ladies, take note, Matt is currently single and living the life in Tennessee. Check out this fun episode for some laughs and good banter between us all!

    We are hitting this country music scene hard. On today's episode, we interview Matt Stell. Not only is Matt a successful country artist / songwriter, but he has a slight addiction to..golf. And by the way, extra-long clubs would go a long way for Matt.
    We open the episode up and talk about his early career. It comes as no surprise that Matt once strolled the courts as a well rounded basketball player. While in college, he picked up a guitar and started writing songs. The rest is history. Matt compares writing good songs to someone trying to get through on the PGA Tour. It takes time and dedication.
    After some more music talk, Matt explains that his favorite course to play is Bluejack National in Houston, TX. People..we've played Bluejack..it's amazing. We tell a brief story about our one night at Bluejack and what Bash found in the freezer. We send a shout out to our boy Colt Ford and Bash drops a little something for Jana Kramer.
    We transition over to some more golf talk and how good Pinehurst really is. Speaking of Pinehurst, how about a Duck Hook? Although Chasin' Birdies is currently in a partnership with Links Brewing, at the time of recording, we were all about duck hooks and spotted cows (these are both beers). Take advice from Matt..shoot your shot. His favorite people in the world are those who put effort into life.
    The show ends with our typical tap-in segment where Pepe asks Matt some questions that require his quick response. This episode is gold. Please listen, share, and comment. We hope (know) you will enjoy this one as much as us!

    Key Links:

    •Visit hbgolf.com for great golf apparel now repped by Chasin' Birdies.
    •Stay tuned for more info on winning custom headcovers from WinstonCollection.com
    •Our Tap-in segment is sponsored by Bettinardi Golf

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    Follow Chasin' Birdies on Instagram @chasin_birdies.
    Chasin' Birdies is hosted by Ryan Bashour and Jonathan Pepe and is proudly recorded in West Virginia. Produced by Simpler Media.

    • 51 min
    Kelly O'Donnell - Director of Golf at Nemacolin Resort

    Kelly O'Donnell - Director of Golf at Nemacolin Resort

    Kelly O'Donnell, the Director Of Golf at Nemacolin Resort, joins us on this episode of Chasin' Birdies. Kelly has had many experiences working in the golf industry. His most known claim to fame is that he worked directly for Mr. Ben Hogan. We dive into many topics of discussion covering the golf world. Join us for this episode where we talk golf and hear some stories from Kelly on what it was like working for Mr. Hogan. If you're an old-school golf junkie, this episode is right up your alley!

    Golf is a game that connects us. Whether it's a scratch golfer playing with a hack or a business deal playing with 3 random people, golf always has a way to humble and unite. Although our guest today doesn't play on tour or shoot 65's regularly, he is a well known figure in the golf world. Kelly O'Donnell joins us on this episode of Chasin' Birdies to talk life and golf. He is the current Director of Golf at Nemacolin Resort which is located in Farmington, PA. This is a far cry from where he previously lived in Texas.

    We open the show with just some basic talk about the golf industry.We all agree that golf is growing and it's headed in the right direction due to the strong desire that exists for golf. We talk about the new renovations to Mystic Rock, one of two championship golf courses at Nemacolin.

    Kelly has been in the industry a long time and had an opportunity to work under Mr. Ben Hogan. We get into some deep Hogan stories and what it was like being under his guidance. Last week we had a jeweler on the show..and this week we learn that Mr. Hogan called his irons "jewelry". Kelly was responsible for facilitating autograph signings by Mr. Hogan. Now that's good stuff.

    We transition the show over to our standard tap-in segment. We ask Kelly several questions that require his quick witted answer. We all now know that Kelly loves his Angels Envy. Enjoy this episode with some cool stories and more golf talk than previous episodes!

    Key Links:

    •Visit hbgolf.com for great golf apparel now repped by Chasin' Birdies.
    •Stay tuned for more info on winning custom headcovers from WinstonCollection.com
    •Our Tap-in segment is sponsored by Bettinardi Golf

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    Follow Chasin' Birdies on Instagram @chasin_birdies.
    Chasin' Birdies is hosted by Ryan Bashour and Jonathan Pepe and is proudly recorded in West Virginia. Produced by Simpler Media.

    • 52 min
    Banter Sesh from Nashville - Brandon Katzeff x Chasin' Birdies

    Banter Sesh from Nashville - Brandon Katzeff x Chasin' Birdies

    It's not always the 'celebrity' guest that's chasin' birdies in life. Look around your circle of friends and we bet you can name a few who are passionate and driven in their career. We drop this banter sesh with our closest friend, Brandon Katzeff, who runs a jewelry wholesale business as well as his main retail operation, Joyce's Jewelry based in Uniontown, PA. Given the comfortability between the three of us, this episode has its serious side but also some friendly banter between the three amigos..especially when it comes to golf talk.

    We love bringing you fun filled episodes from people who are doing things in life whether it's people you know or don't know. This banter sesh is just that. For many, you may not know who Brandon Katzeff is. For others, you've seen him around the area playing golf, smoking cigars, being a dad, and potentially three putting. Bkatz joins us on Chasin' Birdies to not only discuss his love for golf but his passion for his businesses.It always seems like wherever we go, he goes. So it seemed fitting to drop this extra episode and let our best friend tell his story.

    While holding back some tears, Brandon dives into his story of success and how he came into the business owner he is today. Running two successful businesses, a loyal husband, AND a father of two takes away from the golf course..however he finds a way to squeeze in more golf than the head pro at a local muni.
    Ironically, he turns the interview on us and asks us some questions. We get to tell our side of Chasin' Birdies and how we've grown to become the podcast we are today. And we're just getting started.

    We end the episode with our standard Tap-In segment where Pepe fires off questions that require his quick response. After this episode, you'll understand why some refer to us as the "Three Amigos". Thanks for listening..and tell your friends.

    Key Links:

    •Visit hbgolf.com for great golf apparel now repped by Chasin' Birdies.
    •Stay tuned for more info on winning custom headcovers from WinstonCollection.com
    •Our Tap-in segment is sponsored by Bettinardi Golf

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    Follow Chasin' Birdies on Instagram @chasin_birdies.
    Chasin' Birdies is hosted by Ryan Bashour and Jonathan Pepe and is proudly recorded in West Virginia. Produced by Simpler Media.

    • 37 min
    SEC Touchdown Leader x Birdie Chaser - Aaron Murray

    SEC Touchdown Leader x Birdie Chaser - Aaron Murray

    It's October..which pairs well with football. Former Georgia QB Aaron Murray joins us on Chasin' Birdies to talk all things football, past and present, and his new found love for chasing birdies on the course. Hear from the former Bulldog (current CBS Sports Analyst) discuss his football career, post-college career, and why he feels confident with his driver on any given hole. Tune in to this episode of Chasin' Birdies to hear more from Aaron..especially if you're a football nut.

    Did ya know? Aaron Murray leads the SEC in all-time touchdown passes. Yeah..that's what we said. We get to talk with Aaron on this episode of Chasin' Birdies not just about his amazing college career but his post-football pursuit for birdies.

    We open up the episode with Aaron discussing his four year starting role at the University of Georgia. Ironically, as this episode drops, Georgia is currently #1 in the College Football Rankings. Now that's Chasin' Birdies.

    He committed to Georgia while Matthew Stafford was the starting QB. He explains why his redshirt Freshman year was great for his career. With his dedicated work ethic, Aaron became the leader on the Bulldog's offense and has more touchdown passes than any other SEC QB (including the Manning brothers). After a small stint in the NFL, Aaron retired to the broadcast booth where he currently serves as a college football analyst for CBS Sports.

    The show transitions over to current college players and how they're able to make money off advertisements. We talk more about football and how he handles his schedule during the week.

    Aaron travels with his sticks wherever he goes. We talk golf and how he became addicted to the game. A little on-air lesson occurs when Aaron sends a video of his swing during the episode. Believe it or not folks, his setup is on point. We suggested a little more knee flex.

    The episode ends with our standard tap-in segment where we ask Aaron some tough questions that require his quick witted response. Another great episode of Chasin' Birdies with a new-but-determined birdie hunter. Tune in to this episode of Chasin' Birdies. We think you'll enjoy this one.


    Key Links:

    •Visit hbgolf.com for great golf apparel now repped by Chasin' Birdies.
    •Stay tuned for more info on winning custom headcovers from WinstonCollection.com
    •Our Tap-in segment is sponsored by Bettinardi Golf

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    Follow Chasin' Birdies on Instagram @chasin_birdies.
    Chasin' Birdies is hosted by Ryan Bashour and Jonathan Pepe and is proudly recorded in West Virginia. Produced by Simpler Media.

    • 48 min
    Uncensored with Phil Bourque

    Uncensored with Phil Bourque

    Phil Bourque wasn't just a part of the Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup run in the 90s; He crafted a way to get his name on the inside of the cup, too. Now, as he transitioned into radio broadcasting for the Pittsburgh Penguins, he can't get enough of golf in his veins. We talk to Phil about his NHL career and how his pursuit for birdies on the course is holding up. It's not often you get to hear from a guy with 5 Stanley Cup Rings (2 as a player, 3 as a radio announcer). Don't miss this episode of Chasin' Birdies!

    5 Stanley Cup Rings is pretty good, eh? That's exactly what our guest, Phil Bourque, has. Undrafted and signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1982, Phil knows a thing or two about chasin' birdies in life as well as on the golf course.
    We interviewed Phil at the Dirty Dog Cigar Shoppe in McKeesport, PA. Naturally, Phil and Mr. Pepe can't get enough of their cigars. The episode opens with Phil explaining what it was like being undrafted and coming to Pittsburgh, a pure hockey city. Phil tells a lot of stories regarding their two year cup run from 1990-1992.

    We all know there are the names sketched on the outside of the Stanley Cup, but what about on the inside? After being responsible for housing the Cup, we get to hear the story of how his name was sketched on the INSIDE of the Stanley Cup. This is gold.
    The show progresses into golf talk and why golfing is one of his favorite things to do. He has 5 reasons for why he loves golf..and golf itself is last.

    We transition to our final segment, the tap-in segment, where Phil is asked four questions that require his quick, witty response. For you hockey and golf lovers out there, we guarantee you will enjoy this fun episode. Truly an uncensored hour with Phil Bourque.

    Key Links:

    •Visit hbgolf.com for great golf apparel now repped by Chasin' Birdies.
    •Stay tuned for more info on winning custom headcovers from WinstonCollection.com
    •Our Tap-in segment is sponsored by Bettinardi Golf

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    Follow Chasin' Birdies on Instagram @chasin_birdies.
    Chasin' Birdies is hosted by Ryan Bashour and Jonathan Pepe and is proudly recorded in West Virginia. Produced by Simpler Media.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Double Play > Double Bogey - Neil Walker Post MLB Life.

    Double Play > Double Bogey - Neil Walker Post MLB Life.

    A hometown hero in Pittsburgh, Neil Walker was 'the Pittsburgh kid'. In 2015, he turned the first 4-5-4 triple play in Major League history. After Pittsburgh, Neil played for the Mets, Yankees, Brewers, Miami, and finally retired after a short stint in Philly.

    This episode was recorded at Nemacolin Resort in Farmington, PA. The Chasin' Birdies boys played Neil and Eric in a two-man best ball format before recording this episode. We open up the talk with how he adjusted after just being drafted into the big leagues. He admits that it was a hard transition but eventually got easier.

    Neil bounced around from various positions until he finally realized he was best at 2nd base. One perk for Neil was being able to peg it up during Spring Training or while on the road. This is where his love for golf started to blossom.
    After more baseball talk coupled with life talk, we turn the tables and fire in our tap-in segment. Neil tells a story about Roberto Clemente that will leave chills all over your body. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do!

    Key Links:

    •Visit hbgolf.com for great golf apparel now repped by Chasin' Birdies.
    •Stay tuned for more info on winning custom headcovers from WinstonCollection.com
    •Our Tap-in segment is sponsored by Bettinardi Golf

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    Follow Chasin' Birdies on Instagram @chasin_birdies.

    Chasin' Birdies is hosted by Ryan Bashour and Jonathan Pepe and is proudly recorded in West Virginia. Produced by Simpler Media.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

D-Flawless13 ,

Great Entertainment!

Chasin Birdies is an hour of pure entertainment! I’ve enjoyed every episode, including the banter sessions. The guests have been great. I look forward to tuning each new release.

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Keep It IN THE FAIRWAY ⛳️

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Coachdavid ,

A fun Yinzer golf podcast

I enjoyed listening to the pod while working and creating some alpha. Always great to listen to some fellow yinzers talk golf. Also I have enjoyed some Duck Hooks when I lived in North Carolina so that brought back some good memories. Keep up the good work guys!

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