8 episodes

Fairway Tales is a PGA of America podcast committed to telling some of the most powerful stories surrounding girls and women in golf. We’re here to highlight the best, brightest and most unique personalities in the game—while showing that golf can be whatever we want it to be. Let these passion-filled and fun-driven narratives guide you, inspire you and entertain you!

Fairway Tales Carly Grenfell - Digital Content, PGA of America

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Fairway Tales is a PGA of America podcast committed to telling some of the most powerful stories surrounding girls and women in golf. We’re here to highlight the best, brightest and most unique personalities in the game—while showing that golf can be whatever we want it to be. Let these passion-filled and fun-driven narratives guide you, inspire you and entertain you!

    Suzy Whaley: Golf, PGA Presidency and Motherhood

    Suzy Whaley: Golf, PGA Presidency and Motherhood

    We teed it up with Suzy Whaley, the President of the PGA of America. And while that’s the title she’s the most known for these days after just taking office in November, she wears a lot of other hats. On top of being President, she’s also the owner of Suzy Whaley Golf, the PGA Director of Instruction at the Country Club at Mirasol, a wife and a mother of two. We talk about everything—and Suzy shares her secret sauce to literally doing it all. She’s not only the first-ever female President of the PGA, but a dual member of the PGA of America and LPGA Teaching & Club Professional division, a PGA Master Professional, once chased a career on the LPGA Tour and has been recognized as one of the country’s top instructors that includes being named the Golf Digest State Teacher of the Year 10 different times. The list goes on and on. She’s an absolute rockstar—see and hear for yourself!
    You can follow Suzy on Twitter (@SuzyWhaley), on Instagram (@mammawhales) and learn more about her here! (https://www.pga.com/pga-america/leaders/suzy-whaley)

    • 22 min
    Tisha Alyn Abrea: Building Your Personal Golf Brand

    Tisha Alyn Abrea: Building Your Personal Golf Brand

    We spoke with Tisha Alyn Abrea in this episode, who brings a ton of diverse experiences in golf to the table. She’s on a mission to get more women to play the game and show people how much FUN golf is and can be. She is the co-founder of FOREher Sports—more on that in this episode—but is also a well-known golf personality and influencer. She gets real about owning a business, building a personal brand in the golf industry and how she thinks we can grow and evolve the game of golf. Oh, and her dog even chimes in which you don’t want to miss. Enjoy!
    You can follow Tisha on Twitter (@Tisha_All_In), on Instagram (@tishaalyn) and learn more about FOREher Sports here! (https://forehersports.com/)

    • 28 min
    Pratima Sherpa/Kristen Lappas: Chasing A Golf Dream

    Pratima Sherpa/Kristen Lappas: Chasing A Golf Dream

    Some of you may recognize the name already, but we had the chance to catch up with Pratima Sherpa, the young lady seeking to become Nepal’s first-ever female professional golfer. Last April, she was featured in the Emmy Award Winning ESPN Documentary, A Mountain to Climb. Raised in a maintenance shed on a golf course, Pratima opens up about her upbringing and what she’s up to now. But the excitement doesn’t end there. We also brought on the ESPN feature producer of A Mountain to Climb—Kristen Lappas. She shared some incredible insight on what all went into this documentary, how it feels to win a Sports Emmy and the special bond her and Pratima now share.
    You can follow Pratima on Instagram (@pratima_sherpa), support Team Pratima (http://www.teampratima.com/) and watch a Mountain to Climb here! (http://www.espn.com/espnw/video/23268126/mountain-climb)

    • 33 min
    Chantel McCabe: From Hockey and Politics to Riding the Golf Wave

    Chantel McCabe: From Hockey and Politics to Riding the Golf Wave

    There's a good chance Chantel McCabe's pathway in golf is one in a million. McCabe went to college to eventually become an athletic director to combine her love of athletics with higher education, but life had a different plan. Her broadcasting career started out covering hockey and politics until eventually she landed an opportunity with Golf Channel. Even with little knowledge of professional golf at the start, Chantel McCabe impressed during the interview process and hasn't turned back since. She became the youngest-ever Golf Channel personality to host Golf Central and today is one of the more familiar faces you'll see on set. For a sport that was once new and somewhat foreign to her, Chantel McCabe is evolving as a professional at Golf Channel and showing the world she belongs in golf.

    Henni Zuel: Taking Broadcasting by Storm at GOLFTV

    Henni Zuel: Taking Broadcasting by Storm at GOLFTV

    Henni Zuel is a former professional golfer who became the youngest-ever player to join the Ladies European Tour at age 13 as an amateur. After retiring from the sport to injury at an early age, Henni took up broadcasting where she landed a job at Sky Sports and later the new digital home of golf, GOLFTV, where she now serves as Tiger Woods' interviewer among many other responsibilities. Listen to her golf journey that started thanks to her mom, how she transitioned from being a professional golfer to a broadcaster and some of her favorite Tiger Woods stories from the past year.

    Abby Liebenthal: Golf Fore the Ladies

    Abby Liebenthal: Golf Fore the Ladies

    Abby Liebenthal's career in golf started at the American Junior Golf Association and it has taken off from there. From working for the Tiger Woods Foundation, to a social media role at Titleist, to her current position with Imperial Hats, much of Abby's day-to-day life revolves around golf. We talk about what it means to be a non-competitive golfer and how her latest venture with Fore the Ladies is the perfect fit for her journey in the industry. Curious to know more? Follow Abby on Twitter (https://twitter.com/AbbyLiebs) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/abbyliebs/) and learn more about Fore the Ladies and upcoming events here (https://www.foretheladies.net/) or on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/foretheladies/).

Customer Reviews

Facinelle Fan ,

Great Listen

Carly asked some really good questions! Working on the golf business and being a female, I can really relate!

Grein15 ,

Best Host

Wow, love the podcast and Carly is killing the game!!

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