57 episodes

At the Fire Pit Collective, we’re drawn to golf's dreamers, long shots and underdogs. Now we're bringing to life their stories with "The Grind" podcast, hosted by Ryan French, aka Monday Q Info. A diverse group of pros and elite amateurs will drop in as they chase the dream, while different voices from the Fire Pit staff offer perspective on the story-behind-the-story. "The Grind" will take golf fans deeper into the sport, revealing its harsh realities but also the life-changing triumphs for players living on the margins.

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At the Fire Pit Collective, we’re drawn to golf's dreamers, long shots and underdogs. Now we're bringing to life their stories with "The Grind" podcast, hosted by Ryan French, aka Monday Q Info. A diverse group of pros and elite amateurs will drop in as they chase the dream, while different voices from the Fire Pit staff offer perspective on the story-behind-the-story. "The Grind" will take golf fans deeper into the sport, revealing its harsh realities but also the life-changing triumphs for players living on the margins.

    Rob Labritz Is Walking on a Dream

    Rob Labritz Is Walking on a Dream

    Rob Labritz was a lifelong club professional who had the dream of winning a PGA Tour card. After a career of giving lessons and running his club's golf operations, he achieved what he had long visualized at Champions Tour Q-School and won. Rob reflects on his journey in this uplifting pod. 

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    • 39 min
    Storytime With Daniela Iacobelli

    Storytime With Daniela Iacobelli

    Daniela Iacobelli is the all-time leading money winner on the Epson Tour. She is a 3 time winner who has played multiple seasons on the LPGA Tour. More importantly, she is one of the most fun and entertaining personalities in the game. She shares hilarious stories from the road and discusses her strong recent play. 

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    JJ Killeen: Golf's Most Entertaining Personality

    JJ Killeen: Golf's Most Entertaining Personality

    JJ Killeen is many things: former PGA Tour player, club pro, podcast host, social media star, beer aficionado and now, course developer. JJ discusses his role in developing Red Feather Golf Course in Lubbock, Texas, his upcoming start in the Byron Nelson Classic, and rates an assortment of beers sent by host Ryan French. 

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ben Griffin: From Loan Officer to Tour Player

    Ben Griffin: From Loan Officer to Tour Player

    One year ago, Ben Griffin was a mortgage loan officer. Now, he is on the verge of earning a PGA Tour card. Ryan French talks to Ben about an amazing year. 

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    • 53 min
    Sponsorship Company Carry and Matt Picanso

    Sponsorship Company Carry and Matt Picanso

    Golf Sponsorship company, Carry, is attempting to democratize golf sponsorship for aspiring Tour professionals. Carry CEO, Donnie Dotson and professional golfer Matt Picanso join the pod to discuss how the company works. 

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    • 41 min
    Willy Willcox

    Willy Willcox

    Willy Wilcox has struggled with a drug addiction for 20 years. He tried what his friends called “birdie pills” for the first time when he was 15. Since then he has used most hard-core drugs that you can think of, has overdosed multiple times, and somehow for a couple years was one of the best ball strikers in the entire world. Willy takes us through his battle with addiction while being a member of the PGA Tour. As he fights to stay clean, he shares his story as a message to others who might be struggling.

    If you are anyone you know are struggling please visit: 

    https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

    https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

     

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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

lapplebee ,

Great insight and stories!

Ryan’s podcast is an incredible platform for all of the incredible stories that need to be shared! The game doesn’t grow without this work!

PS - Daniela needs her own podcast ASAP! These stories need to be told!

cwbadour ,

Daniela

Latest pod had me in tears!
The world need more D-if she makes a pod, I’m all in and telling all my friends to get on the party bus!

mholmesGolf ,

Best, Most Honest Golf Podcast

If you want to take an honest, behind-the-scenes look at life as a professional golfer, this is the podcast for you. Great questions and even better stories.

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