81 episodes

In the 25 years of covering golf, the development of the game, courses and the camaraderie that’s core to the culture, it was time for Matt to share some of the best stories he has heard around fire pits all over the world. From PGA Tour players, caddies, architects, avid amateurs and buddies-trip planners, Matt has forged relationships with some of the most colorful and influential people in the game. So grab a drink, a seat and settle in. We’re getting to the essence of one story per podcast. A narrative so deep and meaningful, you save it for a post-round fire pit, which is where no one is in a hurry for the night to end.

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    • 4.8 • 397 Ratings

In the 25 years of covering golf, the development of the game, courses and the camaraderie that’s core to the culture, it was time for Matt to share some of the best stories he has heard around fire pits all over the world. From PGA Tour players, caddies, architects, avid amateurs and buddies-trip planners, Matt has forged relationships with some of the most colorful and influential people in the game. So grab a drink, a seat and settle in. We’re getting to the essence of one story per podcast. A narrative so deep and meaningful, you save it for a post-round fire pit, which is where no one is in a hurry for the night to end.

    Fire Drill 037: Opening Salvo

    Fire Drill 037: Opening Salvo

    Today, the PGA Tour won the first of many legal battles versus LIV Golf. @AlanShipnuck was in the courtroom for all of the drama. In this Fire Drill podcast, he discusses the developments with @MattGinella and Peter Ginsberg, a preeminent sports lawyer who has often dealt with the Tour.
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    • 32 min
    Fire Drill 036: The Voice of the Establishment

    Fire Drill 036: The Voice of the Establishment

    In the latest Fire Drill podcast, U.S. Presidents Cup captain @Love3d goes deep on his support for the PGA Tour, his contentious history with Greg Norman, his melancholy over Mickelson’s heel turn and much more. Bamberger and @AlanShipnuck ask the questions you want answered. 
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Manning Brother's Buddies Trip (Part 2)

    Manning Brother's Buddies Trip (Part 2)

    In Part 2 of this podcast about the greatest buddies trip happening in and around the playing of the 150th Open Championship, the Manning brothers, Eric Church and several others continue their romp around the linksland of the UK, immersing themselves in the culture and traditions at some of the best golf courses in the world. From North Berwick to Gullane, Muirfield and Royal County Down, Eli Manning shares his wine and gets heat for ordering fish, Cooper Manning gets out of the robe but gets in red knee-high socks after Muirfield’s “proper” lunch, and a jet-lagged Eric Church is inspired to write a song, which he’s kind enough to share with us at the end of the adventure. More insider info, course reviews and reflections throughout this oral history of a trip that was a “once-in-a-lifetime experience” for a special group of friends.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Manning Brother's Buddies Trip (Part 1)

    Manning Brother's Buddies Trip (Part 1)

    In Part 1 of this podcast, you’ll hear from Peyton, Eli and Cooper Manning, plus Eric Church, the country music star, Jim Nantz, the voice of golf, Joe LaCava, Tiger’s caddie, and you’ll listen in on John Daly smashing a drive off a tall boy Tenants. Two foursomes of friends start their trip as Tiger is finishing his Open, they navigate cemetery walls at midnight to pay their respects to Old and Young Tom Morris, while Cooper Manning pours and passes out free beers a Rusacks robe. They play Kingsbarns and Dumbarnie before watching Cam Smith catch Rory McIlroy from one of the greatest porches in sports. And then there’s Part 2…
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Fire Drill 035: Open and Shut

    Fire Drill 035: Open and Shut

    At the end of a thrilling final day at the Open, Alan Shipnuck & Michael Bamberger reflect on Cam Smith’s stunning comeback and the anguish of watching Rory fritter away the lead. A couple of surprise guests enliven the final podcast of an action-packed week.
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    • 28 min
    Fire Drill 034: Destiny Awaits

    Fire Drill 034: Destiny Awaits

    With the final round finally upon us, Alan Shipnuck, Michael Bamberger and Matt Ginella set the scene for what should an epic conclusion to the 150th Open Championship. 
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
397 Ratings

397 Ratings

rnacs ,

Great Show

Love the show and the intro. I can’t stop singing that clip. Best golf pod out there .

skasting ,

Bamberger stinks but the rest are ok

Bamberger is essentially copy and paste Golf Twitter opinions.

The Davis Love interview is especially pathetic. Challenge his view of LIV & the PGA Tour just like you would Phil, P Reed or Bryson.
By not doing so you are showing your bias

Savannah Bunk ,

Absolutely the best!!!

Everything you need to know about golf.

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