51 episodes

Golf, Pop Culture, and the rest of the sports world.

The Course Of Life Alex & Michael

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Golf, Pop Culture, and the rest of the sports world.

    Tiger in Sunday Red and Eric Cogorno

    Tiger in Sunday Red and Eric Cogorno

    What a week at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas! Hosts Alex Lauzon and Michael Russell look at the huge developments in Tiger's recovery, the hilarity of hitting from the wrong tee, Morikawa's collapse, and Victor Hovland's love of paradise (2:08).


    On the DP World Tour, Alex couldn't believe how different the world is, where nobody was allowed to come out and watch the South African Open (10:46).


    The unofficial tour moves on to Naples, FL, where the QBE Shootout includes team golf and big names (11:36).


    In Tuned In, Michael has turned to playing golf on his gaming console, while Alex is all over the Christmas TV Specials (13:01).


    This week's guest is golf coach Eric Cogorno, who chats with Alex about the importance of keeping your thought process minimal on the course, and setting up targets for yourself on the range (16:27).


    The College Football Playoff landscape is set, and there are some unfamiliar schools in the final four, but their chances are slim (43:08). Meanwhile, Brian Kelly has a horrible fake Southern accent, the Detroit Lions have finally won a game, the MLB is in a lockout, and alma mater Quinnipiac is almost #1.


    And as we #AlwaysEndWithFood, Alex shares how much he is enjoying a family favorite, and Michael shares how he fried everything for Hanukkah (47:32).


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    Brooks Beats Brooksy and the Mammoth Media Institute Open

    Brooks Beats Brooksy and the Mammoth Media Institute Open

    It was a quick 9 holes that allowed Brooks Koepka to claim victory over "rival" Bryson DeChambeau on Friday, and hosts Alex Lauzon and Michael Russell break it all down, including the smack talk and changes Brooks jumps off another couple major victories (2:13).


    Across the pond, the European Tour has a new name, and thanks to a new COVID variant, a shortened tournament (10:41).


    This weekend is the Hero World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods, who is splashing back into the golf world and maybe making a return to the PGA Tour (12:59)?


    In Tuned In, Michael watched a 2019 movie that is NOT about a famous magician, and Alex is watching the Will Smith's latest acting turn in "King Richard" (17:08).


    Alex is recapping his adventures in LA-LA-Land and rubbing elbows with film stars and golf celebrities alike after a visit to the Mammoth Media Institute Open, where he chatted with the likes of Josh Cassaday, the Country Club Adjacent boys, and Tisha Alyn (20:20).


    College football rolls into the final conference weekend, and by Sunday we'll know whose getting into those coveted four CFB Playoff spots, but Alex and Michael are sure it'll still be the usual two in the National Championship Game (30:35).


    As the guys #AlwaysEndWithFood, it's all Thanksgiving dinner and the best food they put on the table last week. Oh, and it's raining latkes (34:35)!


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    • 38 min
    Tiger Swing a Club and Pam Maldonado

    Tiger Swing a Club and Pam Maldonado

    The golf world lost their minds this weekend because Tiger Woods posted a video of him swinging a golf club. Hosts Alex Lauzon and Michael Russell break down the chances of Tiger winning in April at Augusta (2:34).


    Meanwhile at the RSM Classic in Georgia, low low scores dominated as Talor Gooch rolled to victory (6:01).


    And on the LPGA Tour, Jin Young Ko hit 63 consecutive greens in regulation to capture her second CME Group Tour Championship (8:00).


    In Saudi Arabia, Collin Morikawa breezed to victory while Rory McIlroy tore his shirt (his 9:55).


    Past guest Cyrus Jansen is getting ready to go full Bryson on his golf game, and Alex is ready for it. Meanwhile another past guest, Danielle Garcia made her way to a Top Golf and it wasn't exactly pretty (11:26).


    Coming up after Thanksgiving, Brooks Keopka and Bryson Dechamaeu face off in a 12-hole version of "The Match," which doesn't really interest Alex and Michael (12:50).


    In Tuned In, Michael got to watch the over two and half hour "Dune," while Alex is getting his Thanksgiving TV and meal plan all squared away (15:00).


    This week's guest is Pam Maldonado, who chats with Alex about her time playing and talking Poker, her golf game, and her favorite pancakes (16:58).


    As the college football playoff picture begins to take shape, Alex is also overjoyed that his Patriots are back atop of the AFC East, while Michael is cancelling the podcast's NFL segment (50:07).


    And as the guys #AlwaysEndWithFood, it's all about Thanksgiving dinner and the big spreads of food hitting the tables (51:49).


     


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    • 55 min
    Golf with the Stars and Blake Arthur

    Golf with the Stars and Blake Arthur

    Alex flies solo fresh off of his weekend in Hollywood rubbing elbows with the stars at the Mammoth Media Institute Open, and offers quick takes on Jason Kokrak’s gutsy performance at the Houston Open, and surprise surprise…Phil did it again!


    The PGA Tour now heads to Michael’s backyard for the RSM Classic, and Alex is left wondering who makes an appearance for the final PGA Tour event on the 2021 calendar?


    In "Tuned In", Alex just can’t seem to get over west coast TV and when the sports on – how does the West coast get up so early?


    This week's guest is Blake Arthur, Sportscaster for KESQ-TV in California, who recently appeared on “The Bachelorette” commentating basketball. We talk about how he got on the show, his experiences in golf and covering some of the greats in sports.


    Alex covers some ground on football, where he continues to be stuck in neutral with his college football picks. Plus Alex checks another iconic venue in sports off his bucket list, and his Patriots seem to have found some momentum at the right time.


    In #AlwaysEndWithFood, Alex delivers a surprising take on his California trip and he tells you where the worst hot dog on earth resides.


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    • 34 min
    Winning in Paradise and Diggy Moreland

    Winning in Paradise and Diggy Moreland

    A bit of wind down in Mayakoba produced a repeat winner in Viktor Hovland at the World Wide Technology Championship, where a full leaderboard produced some drama as the Norwegian appears to love it down in Mexico (1:53).


    LPGA star Lydia Ko torched the field at the Saudi Ladies Invitational, including a course record 63 in her third round (4:59).


    The PGA Tour now heads to Houston for the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open, where the field includes some hot names, including last year's winner Carlos Ortiz, who is coming off a 2nd place finish at Mayakoba (6:19).


    In Tuned In, Michael is watching the new series "Ghosts" on Paramount+, while Alex is letting everyone know that this weekend will be filled with some star studded content on our social media channels ().


    This week's guest is a reality TV star known for his time on "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor in Paradise." Diggy Moreland shares some insight from his time on the shows, the importance of being a snappy dresser, and why he decided to start playing golf (8:11).


    The guys cover some ground as they whip around some other sports, including Alex's poor Saturday showing in college football (37:12), the guys good weekend in the pros but horrible week for Aaron Rodgers (38:10), the Atlanta Braves hoisting the World Series Trophy (41:41), and a quick shoutout to their alma mater Quinnipiac Bobcats (43:11).


    As the guys #AlwaysEndWithFood, Michael shares the food journey enjoyed during his wife's birthday weekend, and Alex lights it up with an always enjoyable favorite Thanksgiving sides debate (43:52).


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    • 48 min
    Windy Paradise and Linda Hartough

    Windy Paradise and Linda Hartough

    It was a windy weekend in paradise, but low scores were still to be had at the Bermuda Championship. Hosts Alex Lauzon and Michael Russell look back on Patrick Reed's Sunday charge, and the newest winner on the PGA Tour (1:39).


    The biggest news of the week is a new but mysterious Saudi golf venture with Greg Norman. Alex and Michael ask the question: who's playing in it (3:33)?


    The First Tee word of the week is perseverance, which encompasses Alex's golf journey to his best round of his life (6:05).


    The PGA Tour stays in paradise as they head to Cancun for the Mayakoba Classic. The field, unlike last week, is loaded (7:31).


    In Tuned In, Michael got his last minute Halloween films in, and Alex is a little confused with the latest word from Mariah Carey (9:40).


    This week's guest is Linda Hartough, a golf landscape artist whose work you've most certainly seen. Alex chats with Linda about his career painting the likes of Augusta National and St Andrews, plus her role in the Academy of Golf Art (12:43).


    Alex's football fortunes aren't turning around after a "blehh" week in the college world, but things might be looking up in the NFL for at least one of the guys (50:48).


    As the guys #AlwaysEndWithFood, it's about what was happening for Halloween, including Michael's first time making Rice Krispie Treats (44:18).


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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

epash00 ,

Delicious

Witty banter like you read about. Interesting guests and topics with fun discussion.

thebossisintown4 ,

Must listen

Even without listening to an episode yet I know this will be good and can give it 5 stars. Alex is a great dude and an awesome listen and with a co-host to play off of it’ll make it that much better.

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