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The best golf stories have multiple layers to them. In each episode, Local Knowledge dives deep into a subject golfers want to know about, whether it’s about the game they play, the competition at the highest level, or the surprising ways golf factors into larger conversations throughout society. Hosts Alex Myers, Keely Levins, Shane Ryan and Sam Weinman weave together original interviews, Golf Digest reporting, and additional elements to tell the type of compelling stories that have been a Golf Digest staple for decades.

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    • 4.3 • 331 Ratings

The best golf stories have multiple layers to them. In each episode, Local Knowledge dives deep into a subject golfers want to know about, whether it’s about the game they play, the competition at the highest level, or the surprising ways golf factors into larger conversations throughout society. Hosts Alex Myers, Keely Levins, Shane Ryan and Sam Weinman weave together original interviews, Golf Digest reporting, and additional elements to tell the type of compelling stories that have been a Golf Digest staple for decades.

    This is what happens when a tour player hits all your drives​ for you

    This is what happens when a tour player hits all your drives​ for you

    How much easier would golf be if a tour player hit all your drives for you?

    • 21 min
    A golf idiot's guide to how NFTs could change the game

    A golf idiot's guide to how NFTs could change the game

    What are NFTs? And what could they possibly have to do with golf?

    • 40 min
    Golf courses that refused to die

    Golf courses that refused to die

    Alex Myers talks with Golf Digest's Keely Levins and Joel Beall and others about a handful of golf courses that got creative in their efforts to remain afloat.

    • 28 min
    Does a golfer need to be selfish to be great?

    Does a golfer need to be selfish to be great?

    From how golfers practice, to the time they spend away from home, to even their choice to pursue an individual over a team sport, Shane Ryan explains why even the best-intentioned golfers need to be selfish to succeed.

    • 23 min
    The sordid world of cheaters

    The sordid world of cheaters

    In the aftermath of an incident in a qualifier tournament, Alex Myers looks at the particulars of the case, but also the wider world of cheating in golf—how often it happens, why it happens, and why it's so counter to golf's core principles.

    • 30 min
    The tortured road to breaking 80

    The tortured road to breaking 80

    Sam Weinman and Shane Ryan discuss their respective quests to break 80. They consult with pros, sports psychologists, and some of the golfers they play with, to understand what’s been holding them back, what they need to make it happen, and what it will signify to them if it does. 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
331 Ratings

331 Ratings

Jumiry ,

Often Interest

Although I find some of the shows a bit silly, most are quite good, especially the show about racism on the golf course and the show on Moe Norman.

PrisSingh ,

Pro golf’s mental health reckoning

This was an insightful episode to hear about athletes/golfers experiences with their mental health. While the intro captures both female and male athletes mental health challenges, the episode focuses on pro male golfers and their experiences. It would be great to follow up this episode up with female pro golfers/athletes experiences too.

Coolbean911 ,

Very good show!!

I have been more than impressed with the quality of the program!!

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