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

The Course Of Life Alex & Michael

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

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

    Bryson Wins and Michael Rants, plus Jason Boydston

    Bryson Wins and Michael Rants, plus Jason Boydston

    Beefy Bryson pulled out the "bomb and gouge" game plan, as usual, and it gave him a US Open Title (1:57). While there was carnage on the greens, Bryson's length allowed him to overcome the obstacles, and Michael had problems with that. Meanwhile, Jim Furyk went 2 for 2 on the Champions Tour (13:23), and the Tour now heads to Putacana (15:20).
    As the guys "Tune In" to something outside of sports, Michael enjoys a childhood throwback, and Alex watches a socially-distant Emmy Awards (17:03).
    The CoL Playcation series rolls on as Alex visits the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort just outside of Austin, and talks with Director of Golf Jason Boydston about the course and lifestyle (19:09).
    Alex issues an apology for his college football picks (38:33), and the guys console themselves over the performance of their teams in the NFL in week 2 (39:32), and Cam Newton's fashion. Plus, a look at the final week of the MLB regular season (42:58).
    Finally, we #AlwaysEndWithFood, including homemade Challah and pizza (44:44).
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    • 48 min
    US Open Preview and Garrett Bunting

    US Open Preview and Garrett Bunting

    It was the start of the 2020-2021 PGA Tour Season in Napa, California, and the orange sky of Mars descended on the players as Stewart Cink won again at 47 (1:49).
    Meanwhile, past guest Tanner Beard hoisted the "Holey Moley" Trophy as the season 2 champion (4:40). Listen to Alex's interview with Tanner here. And the CoLPlaycation series rolls on as Alex heads just outside of Austin to visit the Hyatt Lost Pines (6:22).
    Winged Foot hosts this weekend's US Open, and Michael and Alex are ready to talk about the tournament and who has the best chances at winning during a weekend that should be filled with carnage (7:57).
    This week's featured conversation is with Garrett Bunting, AKA The 1 Arm Bandit (19:14). Born with only one arm, that hasn't stopped Garrett from enjoying the game of golf and much more.
    College football rolled on this past weekend (49:22), but the real headline is the start of the NFL season (50:36). And as we #AlwaysEndWithFood, Alex and Michael talk tailgate snacks (56:03).
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    • 58 min
    DJ Wins All The Money, Zander Hughes, and a NFL Preview with Anthony

    DJ Wins All The Money, Zander Hughes, and a NFL Preview with Anthony

    It was another smooth victory for Dustin Johnson as he wins easily at the TOUR Championship and earns $15 million as he hoists the FedEx Cup Trophy (2:41). Alex and Michael chat about the finale format, the money, and Rory being just like us. Meanwhile, across the pond the Euro Tour has an interesting outcome (9:16), and the guys are keeping tabs on former guest Mei Brennan and the "Holey Moley" finale on ABC on Thursday (10:13). And the 2020-2021 starts Thursday at the Safeway Open, and Alex shares his podcast exclusive pick (12:36).
    Meanwhile, the US Tennis Open has some drama, and Alex is reliving some "Friday Night Lights" (14:56).
    This week's featured guest, Zander Hughes, shot a 55 on a par 71 course and shares every detail with Alex (18:38).
    Football is back, as Alex bets on college football (50:00) and podcast friend Anthony joins to chat about the upcoming NFL Season starting Thursday night (55:40).
    And in honor of labor day, the guys share what's cooking as they #AlwaysEndWithFood (1:13:30).
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Rahm's Incredible Putt and Lindsay Hoskins

    Rahm's Incredible Putt and Lindsay Hoskins

    At Olympia Fields, the FedEx Cup Playoffs continued with one of the most difficult weekends this year, following by a firework filled Sunday and a DJ and Rahm playoff (2:09). Meanwhile, Phil dominates the senior circuit (7:38), Kuchar has more caddie woes (9:53), and the LPGA has a problem on their hands (11:53). As we look ahead to the next weekend, Alex and Michael check out the second year of the new setup the TOUR Championship, and Alex share's a podcast exclusive pick for the weekend (14:13).
    The internet is Tuned In to the new Madden NFL '20, but not for any good reasons (22:01), and Alex shares it all with us.
    This week's guest is Lindsay Hoskins, PGA professional and the Director of Instruction at TopGolf Las Vegas (23:39), who shares with Alex what it's like to work at one the of the coolest driving ranges in the world.
    The College Football landscape continues to change, and continues to be our Fear of the Week (53:55), while the NFL continues to truck towards its opening weekend on September 10 (55:53). And Bill Belichick drones on about Cam Newton for 2 minutes (57:32), and Michael does his best impression of him.
    And as we #AlwaysEndWithFood, Alex shares his Birthday weekend food celebration (59:35), and Michael teases an ice cream cake recipe.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Birdie Fest in Boston, Willie Mack III, and Dustin Miller

    Birdie Fest in Boston, Willie Mack III, and Dustin Miller

    It was an absolute Birdie Fest in Boston for the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at the Northern Trust (2:07), and Alex and Michael have a lot to say about the tournament in their old stomping grounds.
    The guys talk about the other goings on in golf, including Phil tearing up the Champions Tour (6:35), a caddy winning the women's British Open (10:04), and thank everyone for making it possible to get Vermont junior golfer, and past guest, Sebastian Pell, a killer trophy (11:53).
    Alex shares his Podcast Exclusive pick for the BMW Championship, while the guys keep loving on Webb Simpson (14:46).
    For Tuned In, the guys try to decide if they will be getting the new PGA Tour 2k21 video game (17:13), something they want but will they be playing it?
    The first guest this week is Willie Mack III, who shares his story of grinding it out to make it onto the Tour (18:55). Then, Alex chats with Pro Dustin Miller from Black Bear CC in Colorado, who shares what keeps him going as a club pro and the tools he uses to teach players to get better (41:42).
    Alex shares this week's Fear of the Week, about athletes leaving their respective bubbles (1:07:05), and we recap week 2 of Hard Knocks (1:08:42). Finally, we #AlwaysEndWithFood (1:11:59).
     
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    • 18 min
    FedEx Cup Preview, Steve Scott, and Ryan Brooks

    FedEx Cup Preview, Steve Scott, and Ryan Brooks

    As the final event before the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Jim Herman's win at the Wyndham moves him into the Playoffs (2:20)! Plus, former guest Cheyenne Knight contends in Scotland (6:11), and Alex updates the trophy hunt for Sebastian Pell (7:09). Michael shares his magical par-3 play during his round this week (9:01), and then we get into how the pros will play during the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and the Northern Trust Open in Boston (11:34). On "Tuned In," Michael shares his current podcast playlist, and Alex is shocked at what the internet now thinks of Nickelback (17:25). Alex chats with Steve Scott, infamous for being the guy who almost beat Tiger in the 1996 US Amateur (20:40). Then, Ryan Brooks joins the podcast to discuss his record-setting round of 56 (55:06). The guys go around the world of sports and COVID with college football, baseball, basketball, and hockey (1:14:08). And Alex has a major announcement as the guys #AlwaysEndWithFood (1:23:01).
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    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Delicious

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

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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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