A podcast series for PGA Members and the wider golf industry, discussing timely topics and analysing trends.
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Episode 14 - Masters memories and more with ken Brown
PGA Chief Executive Robert Maxfield and Richard Barker, PGA Executive Director - Business Development are joined by a very special guest - Ken Brown.
After a successful playing career which saw him win multiple times on both the PGA and European Tour and represent Europe in no fewer than five Ryder Cup matches, Ken went on to become a hugely successful commentator, course designer, putting guru, and of course, creator of the iconic Ken on the Course hole guides at The Masters.
In this podcast, Ken talks all things Augusta as well as his early experiences as an assistant pro and greenkeeper, playing in an era packed with legendary figures, helping start the golden age of the European Ryder Cup team, his approach to teaching putting and plenty more besides.
Episode 13 - Footwear and Performance with FootJoy
David Adams (PGA Head of Commercial Partnerships) and Richard Barker (PGA Executive Director - Business Development) are joined by FootJoy duo Ryan Hunt (Leadership Promotion Manager – Europe) and Guy Smith (Product Manager (EMEA) – Footwear & Gloves).
Ryan and Guy discuss FootJoy's brand new and exciting Premiere Series range and provide feedback from pros wearing the new shoes on the PGA Tour. They also offer some helpful advice on the importance of shoe fitting, the pitfalls of wearing the wrong size shoe and the secret behind FootJoy's success in creating the #1 shoe on the PGA Tour for more than 75 years.
Episode 12 - Events and Entertainment With Trick-Shot Legend Jeremy Dale
Richard Barker, PGA Executive Director - Business Development, is joined by trick-show legend Jeremy Dale to discuss the events and entertainment industry, which has been impacted enormously by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jeremy has become one of the best trick shot artists around, performing at tour events and golf days all over the world. He talks about his career in golf, which includes re-learning the game left handed, and how PGA Members can use entertainment to help their business and support their club members.
Episode 11 - Making the most of Fitting with PING
Richard Barker, PGA Executive Director - Business Development, is joined by Dave Fanning (PING Marketing Director), Marty Jertson (PING Vice President – Fitting and Performance) and The PGA’s new Head of Commercial Partnership David Adams.
The group discuss PING’s approach to driver fitting as well as the hot topic of distance. PGA Principal Partners PING also provide listeners with some interesting takeways to help them sell more PING drivers.
Episode 10 - Golf Travel with Golfbreaks
Richard Barker, PGA Executive Director - Business Development, is joined by members of the team at golf travel experts and PGA Principal Partner Golfbreaks.com.
Sam Barker (Sales Director), Ben Foster (Head of Pro Travel) and Tim Coxon, head PGA Professional at Mickleover Golf Club and Golfbreaks.com Pro Travel Partner, discuss the travel industry, which has been one of the major industries affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
We get an update from the experts and learn how they have been managing during this extremely challenging period.
Episode 9 - Optimising Performance with Dr Nicky Lumb
David Colclough, Head of Coaching & Sports Science at The PGA, is joined by special guest and PGA Member, Dr Nicky Lumb, Nicky specialises in golf practice and how it can optimise performance. She provides a fascinating insight into her area of expertise, including effective practice and the psychology of challenging golfers during practice sessions.
Nicky's first book 'Better Practice Better Golf', written with Dr Dave Alred (MBE), has recently been published and is now available on Amazon. It is the ultimate guide to golf practice and playing your best golf on the course.