Game Changers is a celebration of leaders, innovators, and important voices in golf that are doing all they can to make golf a game for a lifetime; not just for today's avid participants, but for future generations as well.
Veteran Golfers Association & U.S. Kids Golf
Supporting the military community has always been a significant priority for the golf world. Dozens, if not hundreds, of organizations, exist that use golf as a primary platform to bring awareness, raise funds, and show appreciation for the men and women who stand up to serve and protect us all. So this Veterans Day, U.S. Kids Golf is joined by our friends at the Veteran Golfers Association so we can say "Thank You" and talk about a special new event for the military community.
Greg Hubbard: Senior Director, U.S. Kids Tournaments
The most important part of playing golf - is to actually play. (For example, You wouldn't provide kids bats, balls, and gloves and not let them play baseball.) Thus, we have U.S. Kids Golf Local Tours. Thousands of families worldwide take part - with just as many wanting to know if it's right for them. So for this episode, we bring in Greg Hubbard, Senior Director of U.S. Kids Golf Tournaments, to explain what Local Tours are, how they are organized, and why they are right for your family.
Steve Scott, PGA - Why Sportsmanship and Integrity Matter
Steve Scott has had a storied golf career, but no matter what he accomplishes (including being the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world), he may never have a bigger impact when he made a small gesture that had huge implications. Steve simply made sure Tiger Woods didn't receive a penalty during their famous showdown at the U.S. Amateur. It was a remark that changed golf history. But he didn't do it to become famous or to help his chances to win - he did it because it was the right thing to do.
Mike Nichols - Symetra Tour
Mike Nichols, the Chief Business Officer of LPGA Qualifying Tours, has seen hundreds of the most talented players in the world as they chased their dreams of playing professional golf. What has he learned from observing them and what can he share with young players who aspire to play on golf's biggest stages?
Donnie Solesbee - Proud father and advocate for adoption
Donnie Solesbee was looking for an activity close to the house to introduce his soon-to-be-daughter to other family members. They chose golf. What has happened since has changed the trajectory of their lives as well as hundreds of others who have been following their journey, and golf has continued to play a major part in their lives. How has it impacted them and what can we all learn from their story?
Beth Ann Nichols - Journalist and Grow the Game Advocate
Beth Ann Nichols has been one of the most respected voices in golf, especially women's golf, for nearly two decades. A recent feature she wrote on the benefits of allowing players at all levels more opportunities to score, while playing appropriate yardages for their distances, really struck a chord with players at all levels. She joined our podcast to discuss the feedback on the article, her career in golf, and her outlook for the game.
Intelligent, interesting interview - fortunate to have a formally trained educator dedicated to working with kids and golf.