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"Fore Play" is a weekly podcast by common golfers, for common golfers. Trent, Riggs and their wide variety of guests talk about everything golf like normal folks sitting at a bar watching coverage, venting about the game's difficulties, and weighing in on pro gossip. Your classic golf addicts, the "Fore Play" crew brings a young, unique voice to the rapidly-evolving game, discussing freely and openly everything golf. There is nothing like it.

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"Fore Play" is a weekly podcast by common golfers, for common golfers. Trent, Riggs and their wide variety of guests talk about everything golf like normal folks sitting at a bar watching coverage, venting about the game's difficulties, and weighing in on pro gossip. Your classic golf addicts, the "Fore Play" crew brings a young, unique voice to the rapidly-evolving game, discussing freely and openly everything golf. There is nothing like it.

    Kobe; Red Sweater Tiger; And the “Golfing” Debate Has Returned

    Kobe; Red Sweater Tiger; And the “Golfing” Debate Has Returned

    The tragic accident that took 9 lives, including Kobe Bryant’s, was shocking news that affected everyone in some way. We react to the horrible tragedy then breakdown Tiger Woods’ 2020 debut, everything that went down at Torrey Pines including Patrick Reed getting no TV time, Bryson getting a slow play warning in Dubai, Spieth falling outside the top-50, and much more.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Kevin Kisner Annual Checkup

    Kevin Kisner Annual Checkup

    Kiz joins the show for his yearly checkup. Per usual, he weighs in on our golf games, if Rory could beat Frankie blindfolded, if Riggs has a chance in the 5-iron match, how he likes his chances at this year’s majors, what’s going on at Augusta National and MUCH more.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Tiger’s back, Augusta’s dormant, Westwood continues, & Brooks flexes

    Tiger’s back, Augusta’s dormant, Westwood continues, & Brooks flexes

    Torrey Pines is next which means Tiger Woods is back. Despite winning the Farmers Insurance 7 times, Tiger’s not the first or second favorite. We talk Torrey, Brooks vs Bryson, new photos of a dormant Augusta National, Lee Westwood’s career, Lurch suffers a major ping pong setback, and much more.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Frankie Forced To Publicly Apologize

    Frankie Forced To Publicly Apologize

    Frankie Borrelli is forced to publicly apologize to an anonymous Tiger Woods fan account, jacked Bryson fires shots at Brooks Koepka, new slow play policies are rolled out, and Jack Nicklaus makes more comments on Tiger Woods. We discuss this and much more with the full crew.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    “The Next Tiger Woods,” featuring Chris DiMarco

    “The Next Tiger Woods,” featuring Chris DiMarco

    Chris DiMarco joins the show (53:10) for the first time. DiMarco, unfortunately, had the best seat in the house for Tiger's famous chip-in on 16 at Augusta in the final round of the 2005 Masters, eventually losing to Tiger in a playoff. We discuss battling Tiger Woods, Patrick Reed's handling of the bunker incident, how golf can improve slow play, and MUCH more. Before DiMarco joins, we react to Charlie Woods' golf swing, the Sony Open finish, and Trent's severe addiction to sugar.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Frankie Fights Lurch Over The Diameter Of A Golf Hole

    Frankie Fights Lurch Over The Diameter Of A Golf Hole

    We react to the Geoff Shackelford interview, providing our thoughts on how it went, what we wish we would have brought up, and people's reactions. Then we talk all things, Patrick Reed, at Kapalua. Reed says he didn't hear the heckler, Commissioner Jay Monahan believes him, and Chris DiMarco had an outrageous tweet about Reed. We also talk Abraham Ancer saying the media twisted his comments about playing Tiger, we're getting Mr. Borrelli the S7K putter, and what the exact diameter of a golf hole makes Frankie want to fight Lurch.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

The Ghost of Walter Payton ,

ForePlay brand does a lot of great things... although the actual podcast is not one of them

I really Hope these guys read these reviews and take them to heart.

I am critical because I care, and love the concept of the show and really want it to be the best it can be, but I’m disappointed by the route it’s been taking.

I’ve been listening to the pod since their first episode and thoroughly enjoyed it. What they’ve done in creating awareness for the game, such as highlighting some of the less prominent tour players, rookies/college players, Lady golfers has been great. The Barstool Classic was a tremendous success in year 1. Behind the greens episodes are a must listen.

However: the podcast itself has evolved away from talking about golf for the “common man” to making it about themselves and what they’re doing and sucking up to Tiger Woods. They lost sight of the the fact that one of the main appeals of this podcast are the interviews and the access they get, and not them themselves. And 1hr40 per episode is way too long.

Making it about themselves:
They spent 2-3 weeks complaining about how long it’ll take to fly to Australia, then another week talking about it after the fact. There is way too many travel stories on this pod. No one wants to hear about your flight.

They’re still talking about a fist bump to Tiger a month later when they already met him. It’s cool, but seriously: we get it.

Tiger Woods: you can talk about him. But dial it back a bit. We get it, he’s your favorite (he’s mine too) but sometimes it’s just too much.

Keep course reviews to videos, bonus episodes, or better yet blogs:

They’re only worth listening to on a podcast if you happen to be playing the course, for example I played Erin Hills and Sand Valley this summer and listened to reviews on the drives up, but totally skipped the rest of them. Most people don’t do this, so make it extra. Plus we need to SEE what your talking about, not hear about it.

They suffer from too many cooks in the kitchen:

Riggs has worked tirelessly to build the brand, maintain relationships, create merchandise, and I am impressed over what he’s created and the access he has gotten in a short amount of time. He is a tremendous interviewer, but a good not great leader of the show. He needs to learn to say “no let’s move on” and keep some of his co-hosts on a short leash and on interesting golf topics, and realize him talking about every moment of his golf trip is not entertainment.

Frankie Borelli needs his own podcast.

Not because I think it’ll be good, but he is way to selfish and way too immature to be bearable 2 times a week. He’s a spoiled brat who doesn’t know how not to be the center of attention in a conversation. From his rants on mundane things he doesn’t understand to him trying to be a tough guy (the rambling questions he asked Shackleford were cringeworthy, he would not stop talking), he really drags the show down and I fast forward whenever he starts one of his tirades. Didn’t even bother listening to him and Lurch argue over how big the hole was. Ultimately he’s Barstool’s Karl Pilkington, and needs his own show to spare those of us who like golf talk and not incoherent ramblings of a neurotic teenager who happens to be in his 20s who uses this podcast to vent about whatever is bothering him that hour.

Lurch is not as annoying as Frankie but sticks out as out of place. He loves to hear himself talk and will interrupt whenever he can and doesn’t really offer much insight. He and Frankie together have personalities clash way too much and not in a good way and derail the progress of the show. I feel Lurch has overstayed his welcome.

I like Trent.

Ultimately all of them do not blend well together and it can be a pain to listen to. They do not have the camaraderie that just Riggs and Trent had at the start.

Gentlemen, the show is supposed to be about golf for the common man. We need more from the galleries, more behind the greens, and ways that will help us golfers enjoy the game more.

Susan 1114 ,

Not interesting

With such varied reviews I had to at least give it a listen. It was simply not interesting to me.

Djnkz ,

Make fore play great again

I agree with the sentiment of other review on here, Frankie needs to go and the pod needs to get away from talking about themselves too much. Make the pod about golf for the common man again! Keep the course reviews for IG

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