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2023 Ryder Cup Preview with Webb Simpson, Gary Williams, Johnson Wagner & Brendon de Jonge
Special guest Webb Simpson joined Gary Williams, Johnson Wager & Brendon de Jonge to preview the upcoming 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone in Rome, Italy. They dive into the teams, the match-ups, the players, the pressure, the analytics and much more for the anticipated showdown between Team USA and Team Europe.
2023 PGA Season in Review and 2024 Look Ahead
Gary Williams, Johnson Wagner & Brendon de Jonge talk about the 2023 PGA Season in review and a look ahead to the 2024 season. They look back at this year's majors, the moments of the year, Player of the Year, Comeback Player and Rookie of the Year and what lies ahead with some names that may become household in the very near future. The professional game is in the midst of a lot of change and the team talks about what we might expect as viewers and fans of the game.
Raymond Prior (Golf Beneath the Surface) with Gary Williams
The mental side of golf has been examined for decades and individuals like Bob Rotella, Dick Coop, and Gia Valiante have worked with countless elite players on maximizing the mental edge. Now, Dr. Raymond Prior has authored a book for all levels on enriching your relationship with the game. Golf Beneath the Surface explains why we think the way we do and Prior offers methods to change how you approach the game of golf. Prior works with great players but he doesn’t disclose his relationships, instead he focuses on explaining our minds and how flow states are rare and how to maximize those moments. Golf Beneath the Surface is not only for people who want better results, it's a fascinating study in the power of thought. Acceptance, mindfulness, and the being mode of mind can make you better. This conversation goes deep on golf and the mind.
Armen Keteyian with Gary Williams
Armen Keteyian wrote the most comprehensive book on the life of Tiger Woods and now he’s authored the definitive book, "Gambler", on the most famous gambler in American history - Billy Walters. The discussion includes Walters' relationship and gambling partnership with Phil Mickelson, Phil’s unwillingness to testify on Billy’s behalf that could have kept him out of jail as well as the details of the proposed Ryder Cup wager, Phil performing brilliantly on the heels of huge gambling losses, and Billy’s unwillingness to delve into Phil’s personal life. Keteyian also offered reflective thoughts on writing about Tiger and Phil, the two most significant figures in golf in the last 50 years.
Zoe Campos (UCLA) with Emma Carpenter
UCLA's Zoe Campos joined Emma Carpenter to talk about her early golf career which includes success as a junior golfer, becoming an all-American at her dream school, UCLA, and her most recent experience qualifying for, and competing in the U.S. Women's Open at Pebble Beach.
Tom Watson with Gary Williams
The Hall of Fame and eight-time Major Champion, Tom Watson, sat down with Gary Williams. They spend the first part of the conversation on his new passions, competitive horse cutting and Watson Links, an initiative to get more kids into the game. From there the two go deep into the game of golf from his recent "open letter" to Jay Monahan, his feeling on the size of fields and the importance of the cut. They discuss the 1993 Ryder Cup, the last time the American side won on Eurpoean soil, the impact of Seve Ballesteros and his one dream match.
What a great listen. I felt like I was sitting around a campfire in a conversation with 3 buddies. I almost forgot I was listening to a podcast and you know it’s a good podcast when you have to look down and rewind more than once and then change it from 1.5x speed to normal. Looking forward to part two.
Keep it up Gary I’m 2,365 days into One Day at a Time.
I have never listened to a more thoughtful interviewer than Gary Williams. He is always well prepared, and asks great questions…questions that the guest has not considered or ever been asked.
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Gary Williams and the other hosts of Five Clubs bring a great prospective about the game. Keep up the good work.