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Golf Talk Washington is the Puget Sound area’s leading golf radio show and podcast. Airing weekly on Sportsradio 950 KJR.com and podcast on-demand via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio & more, GTW is the show by real golfers - for real golfers. Each episode showcases places to play, practical instruction from top PGA teaching and tour pros, fitness tips, equipment reviews, interviews with notables including noted architect David McLay Kidd, Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., and PGA tour pros with NW connections . GTW is hosted and produced by Emmy and Murrow award winning broadcast journalist Josh Kerns.

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Golf Talk Washington is the Puget Sound area’s leading golf radio show and podcast. Airing weekly on Sportsradio 950 KJR.com and podcast on-demand via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio & more, GTW is the show by real golfers - for real golfers. Each episode showcases places to play, practical instruction from top PGA teaching and tour pros, fitness tips, equipment reviews, interviews with notables including noted architect David McLay Kidd, Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., and PGA tour pros with NW connections . GTW is hosted and produced by Emmy and Murrow award winning broadcast journalist Josh Kerns.

    Discover golfer's paradise aka PNW Golf Academy

    Discover golfer's paradise aka PNW Golf Academy

    Happy New Year everyone and welcome to our first show of 2021 here on Golf Talk Washington. 

    Despite the torrential rain, the last thing you want to do is put away the clubs for the winter.  There is no better time than right now to start looking ahead to the new year and making big strides so you're ready to hit the ground running when the ball stops plugging.
    Join host Josh Kerns for a visit to the magic kingdom to work on your game over the winter – the PNW Golf Academy in Issaquah.  It’s like Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for golf with multiple Trackman bays, a short game area and more.   
    It’s the brainchild of award-winning PGA professional Alex Dunlop. After a stellar college golf career at WSU, he’s established himself as one of the top teachers in the NW, if not the nation.
    Check out our recent conversation…socially distanced of course….

    • 28 min
    Golf Talk Washington Holiday & Winter Weather Shopping Guide

    Golf Talk Washington Holiday & Winter Weather Shopping Guide

    Happy Holidays!  In this special edition of Golf Talk Washington Josh Kerns travels to Santa's Workshop aka Puetz Golf Superstore in North Seattle to visit with head elf  (Manager Chris Johnson) to come up with the ultimate holiday gift guide and how to outfit for yourself for the cold and wet ahead.

    And speaking of great holiday gifts, how about a custom green guide for your favorite course, just like pros use?!  Josh visits with Pete Charleston, President and Co-Founder of GolfLogix to talk about the latest in green guides and app technology.

    Looking for some helpful holiday hints?  Check out these links to some of my favorites:

    https://www.puetzgolf.com/
    https://www.golflogix.com/
    https://keithbennettgolf.com/
    https://pnwgolfacademy.com/
    https://eyelinegolf.com/

    • 54 min
    Keep your game going all winter with PGA Teacher of The Year Keith Bennett

    Keep your game going all winter with PGA Teacher of The Year Keith Bennett

    Cold and rain are coming to Western Washington, but that doesn't mean we have to put our golf games into hibernation.

    In this edition of Golf Talk Washington, Josh Kerns visits with Western Washington's PGA Teacher of the Year Keith Bennett to talk about ways we can keep our games going and improving all winter long, on the range or in our homes.

    Here are some links to great training aids and books Keith talks about in the episode:

    https://keithbennettgolf.com/
    https://superspeedgolf.com/
    https://eyelinegolf.com/

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    • 29 min
    Chambers Bay Academy - A great place to learn and play for everyone year-round

    Chambers Bay Academy - A great place to learn and play for everyone year-round

    Join Josh Kerns for a visit to the Chambers Bay Academy with Director of Instruction Ryan Young.  Learn why the greatest practice facility in Western Washington is a great place for players of all ability from elite to beginners.

    Ryan, one of Washington's top teachers' (and players) offers great insights into how we can start building a winter practice plan to help us all lay the foundation for a strong new season ahead, and he details the inspiring the work he's doing with veterans across the country.

    To learn more about Ryan and all of the fabulous offerings, check out the Chambers Bay Academy website https://www.chambersbaygolf.com/cbga/

    And visit Ryan's YouTube channel and Instagram feed for more great instruction to elevate your game

    • 36 min
    A special, extended conversation with David McLay Kidd

    A special, extended conversation with David McLay Kidd

    In this special edition of Golf Talk Washington, acclaimed golf course architect David McLay Kidd joins Josh Kerns for an in-depth conversation about his mind-blowing body of work spanning the globe from Bandon Dunes to Gamble Sands to Nicaragua and even the Red Sea.

    David takes us inside his newest creation, the Quicksands short course at Gamble Sands, we talk about the exceptional US Amateur at Bandon Dunes, his surprising renovation of Seattle's venerable Sand Point Country Club, and he gives us a sneak peak at his newest and potentially most audacious project to date: a dramatic new development on a sand island in the middle of the Red Sea between Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

    David also offers insights into the evolution of his design philosophy and craft, and offers some thought provoking takes on how to make golf more fun.

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    • 48 min
    Expert club buying and fitting advice from The Tour Van

    Expert club buying and fitting advice from The Tour Van

    What's the best way to buy new clubs or dial in your current set?  In this special edition of Golf Talk Washington, Josh Kerns visits with master club builder and fitter Ben Giunta about all the things you need to know before spending another cent on new sticks.

    Ben is a former PGA tour club fitter/equipment tech who worked for Nike and Taylor Made for a number of years.  When Nike quit the equipment business, Ben bought one of their tour vans and established his own fitting service called…wait for it…The Tour Van.  He spends his summers at Pumpkin Ridge outside Portland and winters in Tucson.  He’s worked with the likes of Rory, Kevin Chappel and other PGA Tour standouts, as well as hacks like you and me, so suffice it to say he knows his stuff!

    https://thetourvan.com/

    • 29 min

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