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Golf Unfiltered Podcast

By Golf Unfiltered
Official podcast of GolfUnfiltered.com. Weekly episodes on golf news, opinions, and interviews with the biggest names in the game. Hosted by Adam Fonseca.
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Re-reading Hogan's Five Lessons: The Grip | 2.40
Adam recently re-read Ben Hogan's Five Lessons; an activity he'll do once a year to brush up on fundamentals. In this episode, Adam shares his thoughts on the golf grip according to Hogan, including how it has helped him get his game back on track this season.
23:16
July 04, 2022
The Four Foundations of Golf with Jon Sherman | 2.39
Jon Sherman, creator of Practical-Golf.com, joins the show to discuss his new book: The Four Foundations of Golf - How to Build a Game that Lasts a Lifetime.  You can find Jon's book on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3yhScRI
31:05
June 27, 2022
What to Expect in Pro Golf After the US Open | 2.38
The 2022 US Open has come and gone with Matt Fitzpatrick winning on an impressively tough course among an impressively talent leaderboard. Adam dives into what we can expect to talk more about post-US Open, and unfortunately a lot of it will still be LIV Golf. 
24:15
June 21, 2022
Phil Mickelson, US Open, and Top Gun | 2.37
Nikki Dunagan and Adam Fonseca cover a LOT of ground in this week's episode as they trade takes on Phil Mickelson's 2022 US Open press conference, the tournament itself, and then perhaps the greatest movie in recent memory. What do we think about Phil's state of mind? Does the actual golf even matter anymore? Can we get more Miles Teller in our lives? We tackle the important questions -- and more -- in this episode.
40:45
June 14, 2022
Discussing LIV Golf with Whit Watson | 2.36
On a special episode of the GU podcast we welcome on Whit Watson, golf journalist and TV analyst, to discuss day 1 on the upstart LIV Golf Tour. Whit and Adam discuss everything from the drama at press conferences, the controversy around the Saudi-backed league, Whit's take on how event was covered, and much more.
36:34
June 09, 2022
Is Life on the PGA Tour That Bad? | 2.35
The first week of the LIV Golf Tour season starts on June 9th, and Adam is ready to dive into all the nonsense that has surrounded it so far. The list of players have been released, many of whom say life on the PGA TOUR was "unfair" or "terrible," which makes no sense whatsoever. What should we expect from this ongoing drama in the world of pro golf?
25:43
June 06, 2022
Memorial Day Golf Reflections | 2.34
This week on the podcast Adam shares a few reflections from his past week basically living at a golf course while Mrs. GU was out of town. He details his round art Schaumburg GC, where he and his friend were paired up with a father/son duo who made the experience even better. Finally, Adam shares his appreciation for Budget Golf for helping with a very important cause.
24:36
May 30, 2022
Is Tiger Woods Saying Goodbye to Us? | 2.33
On this week's show, Adam tip-toes into the pool of hypotheticals about Tiger Woods' future in professional golf following his WD from the 2022 PGA Championship. What could be next for Tiger? What more does he have to prove? Why risk personal health now during a time when pro golf is clouded by drama and uncertainty? Adam also details his recent trip to Canyata Golf Club in Marshall, Illinois, and why it was one of the most unique golf experiences he'll ever have.
24:46
May 23, 2022
Shane Ryan on His New Book, The Cup They Couldn't Lose | 2.32
Author Shane Ryan returns to the podcast to discuss his newest book, "The Cup they Couldn't Lose: America, the Ryder Cup, and the Long Road to Whistling Straits." Detailing the history of the Ryder Cup leading up to present-day, Shane and Adam discuss the finer details of his research process, understanding the differences between the USA and Europe's approaches to the Matches, and much more. You can purchase Shane Ryan's book here: https://www.hachettebooks.com/titles/shane-ryan/the-cup-they-couldnt-lose/9780306874390/
32:27
May 16, 2022
My Experience with the Mizuno Golf Shaft Optimizer 3D | 2.31
This week Adam shares his firsthand experience being custom fit with Mizuno Golf's Shaft Optimizer 3D. Mizuno is a new partner with GU, and Adam got the full experience of a custom club fitting to place him into a set of Mizuno Pro 225 irons. Golf gear nerds and beginner golfers alike will enjoy this episode. For more information on Mizuno Golf and the Shaft Optimizer 3D, visit their website here.
25:24
May 09, 2022
The Mental Game with Evan Singer of The Par Train | 2.30
Evan Singer is the co-founder and co-host of The Par Train, a website and podcast that focuses on the mental side of golf. Evan and Adam discuss some of the biggest pitfalls golfers fall into when playing, along with understanding how the smallest shifts in mindset can make a world of difference. Follow Evan Singer on social media @TheParTrain.
44:30
May 02, 2022
TecTecTec KLYR Rangefinder with Steve Henneman | 2.29
Steve Henneman is the Global Sales Director for TecTecTec!, a golf and optics technology company. Adam and Steve discuss the new KLYR rangefinder from the brand, which features a truly unique compact design while still equipped with all the features you need. Visit us.tectectec.com to learn more.
23:38
April 25, 2022
Bubba Watson to Saudi Golf League? | Ep. 2.28
This week on the podcast Adam discusses a number of hot topics in golf, including Tiger's performance at the 2022 Masters and the rumored names who will be joining LIV Golf, the Saudi-backed "super golf league." Bubba Watson is a surprise name to pop up for many reasons. Adam also provides his take on where Phil Mickelson has been hiding, and much more.
30:42
April 18, 2022
What Golf Teaches About Appreciation | Ep. 2.27
Adam is back on the microphone this week fresh off the 2022 Masters Tournament and the (potential) return of Tiger Woods to pro golf. In this episode, however, Adam discusses what the game has taught him about appreciating every moment playing golf. He shares a few memories of the golf club he worked at while growing up and how it is no longer around. Finally, Adam offers some advice to listeners on what true appreciation means in the game.
29:15
April 11, 2022
Memoirs From Magnolia Lane -- Kyle
Join us for the last episode in our Memoirs From Magnolia Lane mini series as we talk to Kyle - a Masters super fan whose love for the tournament has taken him from patron to volunteer. In his many years attending the tournament, he’s seen it all & thankfully he’s willing to share some of those stories with us. Follow Nikki Dunagan on Twitter at @NikkiDunagan.
24:21
April 06, 2022
Memoirs From Magnolia Lane -- Julie Ferris
J is for Julie Ferris! In this episode we introduce you to a long-time Masters patron who took her love of the tournament and combined it with her passion for educating future generations. Julie is the author of “Badges, Egg Salad, and Green Jackets: The Masters A to Z” - a book intended to introduce children to the first of the four majors in golf, but is truly perfect for all ages. You can find Julie on Instagram @mastersatoz and you can order the book on her website https://junebugprint.com/
35:04
April 04, 2022
Memoirs From Magnolia Lane -- Rick Grayson
In this episode you’ll meet Rick Grayson. Rick is a PGA professional and golf instructor who has been to the Masters countless times. He has a collection of autographs from over 40 Masters winners including Arnold, Jack, and Tiger. But his real passion for this tournament is driven by the former winner with whom he shares a hometown. His book “A Masters Legacy: Horton Smith” is set to debut soon - you can email rickgraysongolf@sbcglobal.net to get your copy.
35:04
March 30, 2022
Memoirs From Magnolia Lane -- Nikki Dunagan
Golf Unfiltered is proud to present Memoirs from Magnolia Lane, a podcast mini-series hosted by Nikki Dunagan of Golf Unfiltered. This series will highlight the stories that don’t often get told - the decades of family traditions, the time you got a fist bump or a high five from your favorite player, the friends you’ve made huddled under a scoreboard waiting out a rainstorm, and more. In this opening episode, Nikki shares her long family tradition with Augusta, including how it's shaped her life and the love of the game.
18:39
March 24, 2022
Greg Norman is BACK | 2.22
On this week's episode, Adam is all fired up about the announcement of LIV Golf Investment's playing schedule -- which includes a stop in "Chicagoland." Will people be tempted to buy tickets to these events despite knowing who is backing the new tour? In addition, Adam talks about his invitation to The Seventy -- Sub 70 Golf's new custom fitting location in Sycamore, Ill.
30:54
March 21, 2022
Reviewing the Mizuno ST-G 220 Driver | 2.21
We're back this week with a review of the Mizuno ST-G 220 driver and the benefits of using a weight-adjustable driver. Adam discusses the finer benefits of weight placement, especially on a driver with three track options. Later, Adam discusses the latest PGA TOUR news, including the induction of Tiger Woods into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
27:18
March 14, 2022
Golf as a Distraction and an Escape | 2.20
As the current world events continue to unfold around us all, golf remains a fitting distraction. However, not even golf can escape drama and the constant, immediate news cycle. Adam offers his thoughts on all of this (and more) in a different type of episode this week.
25:08
February 28, 2022
Will Bardwell on Blind Men and Blood - SPECIAL EPISODE | 2.19
On a very special episode of the podcast, Will Bardwell of LyingFour.com discusses his article "Blind Men and Blood" -- a commentary on the rumored departures of PGA TOUR players to the Saudi-backed Super Golf League. Adam and Will discuss what this level of sportswashing means for golf as a whole, the players involved in its unfolding, and much more. 
27:52
February 17, 2022
Travis Baker of Waggle Golf | 2.18
Travis Baker is the founder and CEO of Waggle Golf, an independent golf apparel brand that features some of the most fun and unique styles you'll see on the market. Travis and Adam discuss how he started the brand, his love of the social elements of golf, what's next for Waggle Golf, and so much more.
25:22
February 14, 2022
What the Heck is Going on with the PGA TOUR? | 2.17
This week on the podcast we bring you the recording of a recent Twitter Space that Adam hosted with his followers to discuss two topics:  The rumored $135M offer to Bryson DeChambeau to become the face of Saudi Arabia's Super Golf League Phil Mickelson's comments about the PGA TOUR being obnoxiously greedy with their media rights Many thanks to all who joined the Twitter Space and to those who contributed as speakers. Follow Adam on Twitter at @GolfUnfiltered.
55:29
February 07, 2022
Talking Bridgestone Golf OTTO with Elliot Mellow | 2.16
Elliot Mellow is back to discuss the exciting new Bridgestone Golf ball fitting technology, OTTO. Elliot goes into the details behind OTTO's design and features, including the vast database used to fit golfers into the perfect ball for them. If you're on the fence as to what ball to play this golf season, this is a great place to start! Visit BridgestoneGolf.com to learn more.
28:39
January 31, 2022
What is the Difference Between Forged and Cast? | 2.15
This week on the podcast we cover the difference between the forged and cast golf club manufacturing process. Adam also touches on some common misconceptions about playing either club type, including if a golfer is "good enough" to play forged. Finally, Adam discusses a few topics to be covered this season on the show, including new golf clubs in his bag later this season.
22:48
January 24, 2022
Tour Striker Smart Ball Review | 2.14
This week Adam's reviews the outstanding Tour Striker Smart Ball training aid he recently tested for GolfUnfiltered.com. Other topics covered include the recent Twitter beef between Kevin Na and Grayson Murray, social media trends between PGA Tour players and fans, and much more. You can read the full written review of the Tour Striker Smart Ball here.
25:28
January 17, 2022
Is the PGA Merchandise Show Outdated? | 2.13
The 2022 PGA Merchandise Show is returning to an in-person event in Orlando, Florida without a virtual option. Adam believes this is a mistake, especially as the pandemic surges and big name brands, like Callaway and Titleist, have opted out of attending this year. Why hasn't a brand decided to offer their own "Show?" 
30:06
January 10, 2022
How to Introduce a New Golfer to the Game | 2.12
Happy New Year! This year on the podcast we will focus on answering general questions about the game that can benefit new golfers as well as veteran players. One question Adam receives often is "how do I get a new player hooked on the game?" This episode dives into a few tips Adam has used to help new players, both young and old. Have an idea for another podcast topic you'd like to see covered? Email me at adam@golfunfiltered.com.
20:47
January 03, 2022
2021 Year in Review at GU | 2.11
It's the final episode of the year! Adam takes a walk down memory lane and recalls the biggest stories of the year, both on the professional side and golf industry as a whole. Topics include Tiger's car crash, first-time major winners, Collin Morikawa, Brooks vs Bryson, competing professional tours, the PGA Merchandise Show, and much, much more!
27:39
December 20, 2021
What is a Golf Course Rating and Slope? | 2.10
We switch things up on this week's episode and actually dive into two often misunderstood concepts in golf: course rating and slope. Inspired by recent engagement at our TikTok channel, where we teach new golfers every aspect of the game, it's clear that even golfers who have played the game for years don't know how a course rating and slope are defined. So, let's talk about it!
19:27
December 13, 2021
Reaction to Tiger Woods Press Conference | 2.9
Nikki Dunagan (FromTheStadium.com) and Dan Hauser (LINKS Magazine) join the show this week to discuss their reactions to Tiger Woods's first press conference in nine months ahead of the Hero World Challenge in Albany, Bahamas. We cover a wide range of emotions from not only seeing Tiger walk without crutches, but hearing his responses to the obvious questions from reporters... as well as other not-so-obvious questions. 
33:51
December 06, 2021
Five Golf Products to Buy This Holiday Season | 2.8
'Tis the season to buy golf gear for the golfers in your life (including yourself), so Adam gives a short list of his favorite products from the year. These items are sure to make any golfer's holidays even sweeter, whether they're looking for a new driver, a new way to practice during the winter, or a new golf GPS device. You can read reviews on all items mentioned at GolfUnfiltered.com.
24:53
November 29, 2021
The End of My Golf Season | 2.7
It's sad but true. Adam comes to terms with the end of his 2021 golf season as Mother Nature has taken a turn for the worse in Chicagoland. We also touch on Sean Foley's recent interview with Claude Harmon III where he admits he may have overcoached Tiger Woods. Finally, Adam offers a short checklist to keep in mind as you enter your own offseason.
29:38
November 15, 2021
Pro Golf and the Paradox of Choice | 2.6
This week Adam discusses the concept of "paradox of choice," which explains how people react to more options being presented to them. This is especially true in professional golf considering the news of new professional golf tour options popping up. This is a little bit of a different episode, so strap in and reach out with your thoughts via email: adam@golfunfiltered.com.
24:03
November 08, 2021
Nikki Dunagan, What Does Golf Mean to You? | 2.5
This week's guest is sportswriter Nikki Dunagan. Nikki explains not only what golf means to her, but also how it's been a part of her life right from the start... and even before. A Georgia native, Nikki shares heartwarming stories of her grandfather taking her to The Masters, how Tiger Woods's bookend wins impacted her love of the game, and so much more.  You can follow Nikki on Twitter at @nikkidunagan. Read her work at FromTheStadium.com.
32:04
November 01, 2021
What My Wife Taught Me about Social Media in Golf | 2.4
This week on the show we tiptoe back into our regular format (just for now) to discuss two topics related to social media in golf. The first references the article on social media's treatment of women in golf. The second is related to a viral video of a gentleman, despite a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, still finding a way to enjoy the game. How are these two topics related? My wife. A more personal episode than others in the past, and I hope you enjoy it.
25:29
October 25, 2021
Samantha Marks, What Does Golf Mean to You? | 2.3
This week's guest is my friend Samantha Marks. In addition to owning and operating her own marketing company, Samantha is a former college golfer and Golf Channel employee with a unique perspective on the game. Samantha is often found on Twitter sparking great conversation (and sometimes debate) with her followers, and is one of the best new voices in the game. Follow Samantha Marks on Twitter here.
29:29
October 18, 2021
Jay Revell, What Does Golf Mean to You? | 2.2
In the second episode of our second season I welcome our first guest of the season: author Jay Revell. Jay has written two books on his love of golf: The Nine Virtues of Golf and the upcoming Swing, Walk, Repeat, available for preorder now. Jay and I discuss a few topics as he answers our main question: What does golf mean to you? Jay explains what helped him fall in love with the game, how he benefits from playing it in all aspects of his life, and much more.
32:06
October 11, 2021
What Does Golf Mean to You? Adam's Story | 2.1
Believe it or not, but we're in the second season of the Golf Unfiltered Podcast! It only took 330+ episodes, but we're here.  Over the next several weeks, we'll examine what golf means to others. You'll recognize many of the names and voices, and you'll meet a few for the first time. No matter the guest, the question remains the same: What does golf mean to you? Episode 1 of season 2 features my story, and a brief look at what golf means to me. If you're interested in participating, shoot me an email at adam@golfunfiltered.com. I'd love to have you as a guest.
25:37
October 04, 2021
I Was Wrong About the 2020 Ryder Cup | 323
In this week's episode Adam admits he was wrong with his prediction of the 2020 Ryder Cup matches, as Team USA demolished Team Europe in record-breaking fashion. Adam also explains why he was wrong about not enjoying the Ryder Cup historically, using player reactions over the years as evidence.
23:02
September 27, 2021
Why Europe will Win the 2021 Ryder Cup | 322
This week's show focuses on the 2021 Ryder Cup matches, and why Adam believes Team Europe is in the best position to win. A number of factors are discussed, including the Americans' focus on drama off the course, the experience of the European veterans, and even the projected makeup of the crowds due to COVID travel restrictions.
25:27
September 20, 2021
Reviewing the Cleveland Launcher XL Series | 321
On this week's episode we are talking all about the incredible new Cleveland Launcher XL driver, woods and hybrids! Adam gives his first-hand review of putting these clubs into play and how he's already benefitted from their tech and forgiveness. Go to GolfUnfiltered.com to read full reviews on each of the clubs discussed in today's episode.
25:32
September 13, 2021
Catching Up with Laz Versalles of the Fire Pit Collective | 320
Laz Versalles is an author, journalist, podcaster, and all-around creative mind. He and Adam discuss a wide range of topics on this week's show including diversity in golf, his work at the Fire Pit Collective, the current status of golf fans and social media, and much more. Follow Laz on Twitter at @laz_versalles.
42:37
September 06, 2021
Update on the Monster Mat Driving Range Mat | 319
Almost 7 months ago we brought you the story of the Monster Mat driving range mat by Safe Play Golf. Adam has been using it almost every day since, and this is the update on one of the best golf products of the year. How has the mat held up over time? What are its benefits?  Listen to this episode to learn all of that and more! Visit safeplaygolf.com to get more information on the Monster Mat.
25:37
August 30, 2021
Golf Club Prices and Performance | 318
On this week's episode, Adam dives deeper into the price of golf clubs and whether they equate to better performance. What do golfers really need to get started in the game? Have brands gone too far, or are the rising prices in golf just a sign of the times?
31:08
August 23, 2021
Kris McEwen Tells Adam to Calm Down
Friend of the show and fellow SecondCityGolf.com colleague Kris McEwen returns to tell Adam to calm down about pace of play. Kris shares an epiphany he had at a recent Major League Baseball game that solidifies his stance on pace of play in golf. Adam makes a few bad jokes, as per usual, and eventually comes around to seeing things from Kris's point of view. 
36:13
August 16, 2021
Fixing Public Golf's Pace of Play Problem | 316
On this week's episode, Adam discusses a few factors that go into pace of play for a public golf course, and offers suggestions on how to remedy slow play. This is the first in a series of episodes on the topic, coming soon. Nelly Korda winning OIympic Gold in Tokyo is also discussed, along with (shocking) Bryson DeChambeau's most recent comments about the COVID vaccine.
30:05
August 09, 2021
Xander Schauffele Wins Olympic Gold | 315
On this week's episode Adam shares his take on Xander Schauffele's historic moment at the 2021 Olympic Games winning golf's gold medal. Adam touches on a few other newsworthy stories of the week, including golf and COVID, and enjoying the game more.
26:24
August 02, 2021
Imagine Golf Founder Malcolm Scovil | 314
Imagine Golf is a guided meditation app that helps you with the mental side of the game, and company founder Malcolm Scovil joins the show to tell us all about it. Adam and Malcolm discuss the origins of the company, including Malcolm's time working with the founders of popular meditation brand Calm.  Learn more about Imagine Golf at their website www.imaginegolf.com.
26:40
July 26, 2021
Bryson Blames His Driver Because Of Course He Did | 313
We all heard it and saw it: Bryson DeChambeau blaming his driver for his poor performance in round one of the 2021 Open Championship. In this week's episode Adam provides his view on how the situation was handled, and what it might mean for Bryson moving forward.
20:21
July 15, 2021
SIK Golf Putters with CEO Stephen Harrison | 312
Stephen Harrison is the CEO and founder of SIK Golf, an exciting independent putter company that has scored some impressive clientele. Stephen and Adam discuss the benefits of Descending Loft Technology, a patented keystone of SIK Golf, and how it can help your game. Visit SIKGolf.com to learn more.
25:27
July 12, 2021
Bryson's Caddie Woes | 311
On this week's episode Adam gives his take on the recent Bryson DeChambeau news involving his split with caddie Tim Tucker. Later, Adam provides an update on Golf Unfiltered's website, future plans, and where you can continue to engagement with all things GU.
25:17
July 05, 2021
Green Reading Book Ban Impact | 310
Andrew Tredway is the co-founder of PuttView Books, a green reading product that has mapped over 30,000 courses worldwide. He joins the show this week to discuss the PGA TOUR's vote to ban green reading books in competition.
33:46
June 28, 2021
Forme Science Founder Dr. Stephen Liu | 309
Dr. Stephen Liu is an orthopedic surgeon by training and the founder of Forme Science, a therapeutic company that specializes in spine alignment and biomechanics. Dr. Liu and Adam discuss the benefits of good posture, not only for your golf game, but for your everyday life.
25:50
June 21, 2021
Robert Jones Black of the Generation Next Project | 308
Robert Jones Black is the great-grandson of golf legend Bobby Jones, and the founder of the Generation Next Project. Adam and Robert discuss the Project's mission, including how golf can educate kids on emotional intelligence and how to positively react to stress in their lives.  Subscribe to the Golf Unfiltered Podcast on your favorite podcast provider. Visit GenerationNextProject.org to learn more.
34:41
June 14, 2021
Media in the Age of the PIP | 307
This week on the podcast Adam offers his thoughts on the Player Impact Program, or PIP, and how it will likely affect media relations moving forward. He also gives an update on his play in the Chicago Golf Tour, announces a new sponsorship of Golf Unfiltered, and much more!
25:38
June 07, 2021
The Brooks and Bryson Video Breakdown | 306
It's been a week since the infamous Brooks vs. Bryson video leaked on social media. What does this situation mean for media in the long term, if anything? How can we expect these two to interact moving forward? Adam offers his thoughts in this week's episode.
26:33
May 31, 2021
Edel SMS Wedges with Chris Koske | 305
Chris Koske is the VP of Sales & Marketing at Edel Golf, and he's here to discuss the fantastic new Edel SMS wedges. Adam and Chris talk about the design's beginnings and evolution into what we see today, along with the benefits of using fully adjustable weights on a wedge. Visit edelgolf.com to learn more! Be sure to subscribe to the Golf Unfiltered Podcast on any major podcast provider.
27:33
May 24, 2021
What is Going On in Ontario? | 304
This week's episode opens with a quick discussion on the golf restrictions in Ontario, Canada amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Adam then dives into the ridiculous announcement from the NCAA to cancel the college regional in Baton Rouge.  Be sure to follow Golf Unfiltered on social media @GolfUnfiltered.
25:41
May 17, 2021
Towel Tag Founder Craig Holub | 303
Towel Tag is a fantastic golf accessory idea that doubles as a customizable membership tag and golf towel holder. Founder Craig Holub joins the show to talk about their company mission, how they got started, and much more. Be sure to watch the video recording of this interview on our YouTube Channel here.
26:37
May 10, 2021
New Media, Old Media, and In-Between | 302
The ridiculous argument around new media vs old media in golf journalism showed up again this past week, so naturally Adam needed to grab his microphone and hit "Record."  Be sure to subscribe to the Golf Unfiltered Podcast on any major podcast provider. Visit GolfUnfiltered.com to read equipment reviews, pro golf opinions and more!
25:19
May 03, 2021
ECCO BIOM H4 Golf Shoes with Jesper Thuen | 301
Jesper Thuen is the General Manager of ECCO GOLF USA, and joins the show to discuss his time with the brand. Adam and Jesper also discuss the exciting new ECCO BIOM H4 golf shoes, including their design, benefits, and more. Visit ECCO's website at us.ecco.com. Visit GolfUnfiltered.com to learn more about your favorite brands, personalities and equipment in golf.
24:16
April 26, 2021
John Sapiente - CEO of Volition America | 300
John Sapiente is the CEO of Volition America, a brand that carries ideals of uniting our country, empowering freedom of choice, and enabling patriotic expression for love of America that transcends cultures, gender, race, age, and political beliefs. Adam and John discuss the origins of the brand, their amazing partnership with the Folds of Honor charity, and much more. Visit VolitionAmerica.com to learn more.  Subscribe to the Golf Unfiltered Podcast on all major podcast networks.  Find us on social media @GolfUnfiltered.    #golf #volitionamerica #golfing #podcast
29:08
April 19, 2021
Shawn Foley - Founder of Rain or Shine Golf | 299
Shawn Foley is the founder of Rain or Shine Golf, a company dedicated to helping you with your indoor golf simulator or practice area needs. Shawn and Adam Fonseca, host of the Golf Unfiltered Podcast, discuss the origins of the company, challenges they experienced in the early days, and the different simulator packages available.   For more information, visit RainOrShineGolf.com.   Follow and subscribe to the Golf Unfiltered Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcast provider.  Please visit GolfUnfiltered.com for more episodes and golf equipment reviews.
28:31
April 12, 2021
Bryson, Tiger, and the Current State of GU | 298
On this episode, Adam gives a few updates on the status of Golf Unfiltered and the podcast before diving into two topics: Bryson's attack on distance and Tiger Woods' recent car accident. This is truly an unfiltered episode that includes comedy, drama, intrigue, and probably a small dog barking in the background. Be sure to listen!
31:31
March 29, 2021
Shot Scope PRO L1 Laser Rangefinder with Gavin Dear | 297
Gavin Dear is the Chief Commercial Officer of Shot Scope, and joins the show this week to discuss the exciting new Shot Scope PRO L1 laser rangefinder. Gavin briefly touches on his stellar career as a golfer, which included Walker Cup and professional tour appearances, before discussing the benefits of using a laser rangefinder during your round. Adam and Gavin also dive deep into the specifications of the Shot Scope PRO L1.
35:49
March 22, 2021
Member For a Day Founder Eric Sedransk
Eric Sedransk is the founder of Member For a Day, a charitable organization that supports multiple causes across the country. Eric and Adam discuss what sparked the idea for MFAD, along with Eric's driving force behind everything he does in life. 
30:07
March 15, 2021
Bridgestone e6 and e12 Golf Balls with Elliot Mellow | 295
Elliot Mellow is back to talk about two new, exciting products from Bridgestone Golf: the e6 and e12 CONTACT golf balls. Elliot goes deep into the differences between the two offerings, including the research and development required to bring the new technology to life. 
33:46
March 08, 2021
Catching Up with Matt Adams | 294
Matt Adams, host of Fairways of Life on SIRIUS/XM and part of the Golf Channel, returns for his second appearance on the podcast. Matt and Adam discuss a number of topics in this episode, including the Distance Debate, golf media through the years, and much more.
39:13
March 01, 2021
FootJoy HyperFlex Golf Shoes with Keith Duffy | 293
Keith Duffy is the Sr. Product Manager at Footjoy Footwear and he joins the show to discuss two new offerings from the brand. Adam and Keith discuss the details on the new Footjoy HyperFlex golf shoes, followed by a preview of the new Premier series coming soon.
23:59
February 22, 2021
The Best Golf Mat Ever - Monster Mat | 292
Brent Paschal is the owner and creator of Monster Mat, an incredible artificial golf mat by SafePlayGolf.com. Brent and Adam discuss the technology and benefits behind Monster Mat, as well as the company's incredible guarantee.
30:33
February 15, 2021
Catching Up with Samantha Marks | 291
Samantha Marks is a former collegiate golfer, Golf Channel staffer, and is currently the owner of a new digital marketing firm. She's also one of the best follows on Golf Twitter. Adam and Samantha discuss a number of topics from the golf world, including her origins in the game, the recent Patrick Reed rules controversy, women's golf, and much more.
39:02
February 08, 2021
Chicago Golf Tour Founder Tom Tassone | 290
Tom Tassone is the founder of Chicago Golf Tour, a tri-neighborhood golf tour that features groups on the North, South, and West sides of Chicagoland. Tom and Adam discuss the origins of the Tour, as well as Tom's challenges and successes along the way.
30:05
February 01, 2021
Champ and Soft Spikes with Mark MacNeill | 289
Mark MacNeill is the Product Manager for Champ and Soft Spikes, and he joins the show to talk about his time at the company and in golf. Adam and Mark discuss the origins of the brand, how spikes on golf shoes have evolved, and where technology may be going in the future.
26:59
January 25, 2021
300 Yard Impact with Monte Scheinblum | 288
Monte Scheinblum is a former World Long Drive champion, golf instructor, and the founder of the 300 Yard Impact golf training aid. Adam and Monte discuss the idea behind the training aid, along with Monte's training philosophy to help all golfers improve.
33:12
January 18, 2021
Catching Up with Andy Johnson | 287
Andy Johnson is the founder of The Fried Egg and co-host of the Shotgun Start podcast. Andy and Adam discuss the origins of his projects, being a small business owner, and the challenges that come along with both. They also dive into the golf distance debate, how it could impact the game in the short-term, and a number of other topics you'll enjoy.
54:58
January 11, 2021
TRUE Linkswear TRUE KNIT II Shoes | 286
Brandon Wallach of TRUE Linkswear is back to walk through the finer details of the TRUE KNIT II golf shoes. Brandon and Adam talk about the new upgrades to the company's most popular shoes ever, which include a fresh design and materials. Brandon also discusses how TRUE has responded to the challenges of 2020, as well as what's ahead for the brand.
24:51
January 04, 2021
Srixon ZX Golf Clubs with Noelle Zavaleta | 285
Noelle Zavaleta is back to discuss the fantastic new Srixon ZX golf club line, including the new ZX5 and ZX7 irons, woods, hybrids and utility iron. Noelle and Adam also touch on the new Cleveland CBX2 wedges in black satin finish, along with the benefits of using a more forgiving wedge to improve your short game. Finally, at the end of the episode, Noelle has a special announcement for one lucky listener.
35:59
December 28, 2020
Catching Up with Musician Mat Kearney | 284
Mat Kearney is a singer/songwriter and musician, but describes himself as a fellow golf addict. Adam and Mat talk about his early days growing up learning the game from his father, how golf helps him with his songwriting, and Adam's woes during a recent round of golf. Mat also briefly teases his new album, which he is actively recording, set for a Spring 2021 release.
47:34
December 21, 2020
United States of Camo with Kim Smith Spacek | 283
Kim Smith Spacek is the founder of the United States of Camo, an upstart golf fashion brand that looks to raise awareness and give back to ex-military who are in need. Kim and Adam talk about the origins of her company, including a remarkable story about her uncle who served as one of the famous Tuskegee Airmen. Kim also shares the mission and vision behind her brand, as well as what drives her every day.
30:30
December 14, 2020
2020 Golf Equipment Trends with Bill Bush | 282
Bill Bush is the creative mind behind DrivingRangeHeroes.com, a website dedicated to golf equipment reviews, podcasts and more. Bill and Adam sit down for an unfiltered conversation about 2020 golf equipment trends, what we liked most, and what we liked least. In true Bill and Adam fashion, we also go down several rabbit holes in the process.
46:47
December 07, 2020
GolfLogix Green Books with Pete Charleston | 281
Pete Charleston of GolfLogix is back to talk about their exciting new product, GolfLogix Green Books. Pete and Adam talk about the development process that went in to the new product, including early customer feedback and reception of Green Books.
31:08
November 30, 2020
Catching Up with Omar Uresti | 279
Omar Uresti is a former PGA TOUR professional, lifetime member of the PGA of America, and winner of the 2020 Senior PGA Professional Championship. Omar and Adam discuss TOUR life in the past, the criticism he receives in recent years, and where he believes golf is going as a whole.
32:32
November 23, 2020
Golf Origin Stories Podcast Host Kris McEwen|278
Kris McEwen is back for a follow up episode on our experience playing Skokie Country Club this past week. Kris also dives into the do's and don'ts of golf course photography, his experience in podcasting with Golf Origin Stories, and so much more.
42:16
November 16, 2020
Reviewing the Callaway Mac Daddy CB Wedge | 278
In today's episode Adam details all the great new features in the Callaway Mac Daddy CB wedges. Adam discusses his experiences testing the wedges both on the course and at the practice tee, along with details on the new tech and design features that benefit all golfers.
22:34
November 09, 2020
Ben Hogan GS53 Max Driver with Tyler Brewton | 277
Tyler Brewton is the Director of Marketing at Ben Hogan Golf, and he's here to talk about the new GS53 MAX drivers. Tyler and Adam also touch on the upcoming 2020 Ben Hogan Experience in partnership with The Hackers Paradise and UST Mamiya. 
24:33
November 02, 2020
Kentwool Fall and Winter Collection | 276
Lauren Luneckas is the President of Kentwool Performance Apparel and joins the show to discuss their exciting new fall and winter sock collection. Lauren discusses her time at Kentwool, the benefits of paying close attention to your sock game, and how Kentwool's newest offerings can help your game.
23:31
October 26, 2020
Should I Buy Forgiving Golf Clubs? | 275
On today's episode, Adam discusses whether or not there is a benefit to playing more forgiving golf clubs. He also incorporates a few comments from The Hackers Paradise member forum, as well as three qualities you should look to improve in your game.
28:44
October 19, 2020
Tour Edge Hot Launch 521 Series with Jon Claffey | 274
Jon Claffey of Tour Edge Golf joins the show to discuss Adam's recent review of the excellent EXS 220 fairway wood, as well as the new Hot Launch 521 series. 
29:24
October 12, 2020
Chirp Golf App with President Charlie Grace | 273
Charlie Grace of 8AM Golf is also the President of Chirp Golf, an exciting new live gaming golf app. Adam and Charlie discuss the background and origins of Chirp, how you can get involved today, and why the app actually makes watching golf tournaments on television that much more fun. Listeners will want to stay tuned until the end to learn about an incredible opportunity for Masters Week using the app.
23:46
October 05, 2020
Bryson DeChambeau's US Open Win with Adam Rehberg | 272
Adam Rehberg of Bridgestone Golf is back to talk about Bryson DeChambeau's incredible US Open victory. Adam shares a story about how the new Tour B golf ball helped Bryson at Winged Foot, including how Bryson prepared for the course's long rough weeks prior.
36:14
September 28, 2020
Theragun Founder Dr. Jason Wersland | 271
Dr. Jason Wersland is the founder of Theragun and Therabody, and he joins today's show. Dr. Jason discusses the origins of Theragun, an incredibly popular and useful percussive massager that golfers are picking up in droves. Adam and Dr. Jason also cover the benefits of Theragun, and how it can help you get back on the course.
32:09
September 21, 2020
Benefits of Using an Armlock Putter | 270
Have you ever considered using an armlock putter? In today's episode, Adam details the pros and cons of using an armlock putter following his multi-month experiment. What are a few things you need to consider when making the switch? What can you expect to find when practicing with an armlock? Is an armlock putter the best option for you?
21:50
September 14, 2020
Golf Business Boom with Mike Stachura | 269
Mike Stachura of Golf Digest is back to discuss the recent golf industry boom. Mike and Adam go over some of the data that shows how rounds played and equipment sales are skyrocketing, as well as some of the reasons for the boom in the time of COVID. The guys also talk about the sustainability of this reinvigorated business post-pandemic, how new players are benefiting the most, and much more.
34:48
September 07, 2020
Comparing the Ben Hogan Golf UiHi Iron and VKTR+ Hybrid |268
In today's episode, Adam compares and contrasts the Ben Hogan Golf UiHi utility iron and VKTR+ hybrid. Adam has spent the last month testing both and tells listeners which he prefers for his game. This is a great episode for anyone looking to replace a long iron in their golf bag and are trying to choose between a utility iron or a hybrid.
20:50
August 31, 2020
Improve Your Golf Game with Scott Hogan | 267
Scott Hogan is a teaching golf professional in the Chicagoland area and recently gave Adam a lesson at Stony Creek Golf Course in Oak Lawn, IL. Scott and Adam sit down afterwards to discuss Scott's teaching philosophy, particularly the differences between teaching adults and junior golfers. Scott also shares how social media and YouTube have helped spread the word about his teachings, and how you can benefit from visiting a golf coach in addition to learning more online.
26:03
August 24, 2020
The Inrange Golf Experience with David Rayner | 266
David Rayner is a Client Executive of Inrange Golf, an exciting new product in the driving range technology space that appeals to both the serious golfer and entertainment seeker. David explains the details of Inrange Golf, including how it differs from current, similar products and how Inrange can help your game. David and Adam also discuss the benefits to the golf course that adds this product to their facility, especially during a time when more golfers are getting out to enjoy the game.
27:51
August 17, 2020
Has Your View of Golf Changed in 2020? | 265
Kris McEwen and Bill Bush join the show to discuss their experiences with golf media and playing the game during COVID. The three discuss whether current events in the world has helped them appreciate the game more from a "return to normalcy" perspective, and if golf has evolved in the process. The boys also discuss how the PGA TOUR has responded to the pandemic, what amateur golf has (and has not) learned from their example, and what this means for golf the remainder of the year.
45:36
August 10, 2020
Cleveland Golf ZipCore Wedges with Brian Schielke | 264
The new Cleveland Golf ZipCore wedges are here, and so is Brian Schielke, director of marketing for Cleveland/Srixon/XXIO Golf. Brian shares the backstory of ZipCore, including the origins of the name and how long they've been prototyping the wedges prior to release. Adam and Brian discuss the new technology found in each wedge, including the new weighting and clubhead "tweaks" that will appeal to better players without compromising feel and forgiveness everyone needs. Turf interaction is a big deal for the new ZipCore wedges, and Brian describes the process of getting feedback from professional tours while designing the final product. From a marketing perspective, Brian shares the thought behind taking a step aside from the RTX numbering pattern and toward the ZipCore phrasing. This is definitely an episode for those who like tech, who want to improve their short game, and are fans of the Cleveland Golf brand.
31:05
August 03, 2020
The Art of Coaching Golf with Virgil Herring | 263
Virgil Herring is a professional golf coach, podcast host, entrepreneur, author and possibly the most interesting guest we've ever had on the show. Virgil and Adam dive deep into his background and philosophy as a golf coach, including his time spent coaching on the PGA TOUR. Virgil shares a number of stories working with players of all skillsets, including the lessons he's learned from his students along the way.
38:59
July 27, 2020
Increase Golf Mobility with Trainfuly.com | 262
Thomas Malchow is the founder of Trainfuly.com, a fantastic body mechanic resource to help get your body right for the game. Thomas and Adam discuss the most common golfer ailments in-depth, including low back pain, golfer elbow, poor hip mobility and more. Thomas also offers an incredible discount for podcast listeners, so stay tuned for a special discount code to apply at checkout.
30:29
July 20, 2020
SQAIRZ Golf Shoes with Bob Winskowicz | 261
Can a pair of golf shoes actually improve your golf swing? Bob Winskowicz of SQAIRZ Golf joins the show to tell us how. Bob and Adam go deep into the design of these unique golf shoes, including the benefits of a sqaure-toed design, and how a World Golf hall-of-famer wanted to represent the brand after trying the shoes. Bob also discusses the additional benefits of the shoes, including their unique cleat pattern, innovative lacing system, and attention paid to the comfort of each shoe.
27:39
July 13, 2020
TPT Red Range Golf Shafts | 260
Zak Kozuchowski and Jon Sinclair from TPT Golf Shafts join the show to discuss the incredible new Red Rage shaft series.
37:32
July 06, 2020
FlingGolf President John Pruellage | 259
John Pruellage is the president of FlingGolf, an exciting and fun spin on how to play the game we all love.
30:42
June 29, 2020
Matt Smart of Asher Golf | 258
Matt Smart of Asher Golf joins the podcast to discuss the company's origins, relaunch, new products and more.
27:21
June 22, 2020
PGA Tour Reboot and Lessons Learned | 257
This week on the show Adam discusses the return of the PGA TOUR and a few more anecdotes he's learned during the reboot of golf.
29:54
June 15, 2020
3 Lessons Golf Learned During COVID | 256
In today's episode, Adam shares three things he believes golf learned during COVID, and why the game cannot go back to the way it once was.
24:57
June 08, 2020
Stuart Goldstein on COVID and the Golf Industry | Episode 255
Stuart Goldstein is the Managing Director of RG Narrative, and he joins the show to give his take on how COVID has impacted the golf industry.
32:07
June 01, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Stir the Pot with Golf Unfiltered
Every Tuesday the team of Golf Unfiltered meets on livestream for STIR THE POT, an interactive event where you can be part of the show! This special bonus episode is from our most recent livestream where the boys reflect on The Match 2, what golf can learn from COVID, and more! Be sure to tune in Tuesday nights on Facebook or Twitter at 9pm ET for STIR THE POT.
53:21
May 27, 2020
Dan Edwards and Rob Miller of THP Off Course | 254
Dan Edwards and Rob Miller are the co-hosts of THP Off Course, a fantastic new podcast from The Hackers Paradise. The guys cover a lot of ground on random topics (in true Off Course fashion), but actually manage to touch on golf as well. This is a fun episode that listeners will not want to miss!
48:27
May 25, 2020
Furloughed During COVID-19 | 253
Friend of the podcast Alex DePallo is back, but for a very different reason. Alex was one of millions of Americans who was furloughed, and then later laid off, from his position in the golf industry. Alex and Adam discuss the timeline leading up to that moment, as well as how Alex maintains a positive outlook.
35:45
May 18, 2020
Review of the UST Mamiya LIN-Q Shafts | 252
Adam sits down to give you the details on UST Mamiya's new LIN-Q wood shaft series, including the differences between the Gunmetal and Purple varieties.
29:51
May 11, 2020
Jeff Brunski, VP of R&D at Srixon Golf | 251
Jeff Brunski is the VP, Research & Development for Srixon/Cleveland/XXIO. Jeff and Adam talk about his early days at Cleveland, including the merger among the three companies. Jeff also discusses his philosophy of R&D, how it has evolved, and how golfers benefit from his work.
29:48
May 04, 2020
Cog Hill General Manager Troy Newport | 250
Troy Newport is the GM of Cog Hill Golf in Lemont, IL. Troy and Adam discuss what it's like to run one of the state's best golf courses, especially during the time of COVID. Troy also gives an update on the World Long Drive Championships slated to take place at the course in the Fall.
37:30
April 27, 2020
Catching Up with Stitch Golf CEO Brad King|249
Brad King is the CEO of Stitch Golf, an incredible golf accessory and apparel brand based out of North Carolina. Brad and Adam discuss Stitch Golf's beginnings as a custom headcover company and how it's grown over the years. Stitch's efforts on supporting frontline healthcare workers during the COVID epidemic is also covered, along with sneak previews of their newest products.
26:41
April 20, 2020
Keep Your Golf Game Sharp with Mitchell Golf | 248
Patrick Gallagher of Mitchell Golf joins the show to share tips on how you can keep your golf equipment maintained while being stuck at home. Patrick and Adam also discuss the full product line from Mitchell Golf's outstanding clubbuilding tools, including lie/loft machines, regripping stations and more!
35:23
April 13, 2020
The Life of a Pro Tour Rep with Michael Jolly of Srixon Golf | 247
Michael Jolly is a pro tour rep working specifically in the world of Player Development for Cleveland/Srixon/XXIO across all major tours. Michael and Adam discuss the life of a tour rep, including the normal day-to-day activities and collaboration that’s required to sign the biggest stars in the game.
29:37
April 06, 2020
Ben Hogan ICON Irons with CEO Scott White | 246
Scott White is the President & CEO of Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company, and he joins the show to discuss the new ICON irons. Adam and Scott discuss some of the finer points of Hogan's business model, customer feedback, and much more.
27:58
March 30, 2020
Callaway Apparel's New Spring and Summer Line | 245
Alex DePallo of Callaway Apparel is back to talk about their new exciting Spring and Summer collection. Alex and Adam go over the new styles, tech, and designs in the collection, and how Callaway Apparel once again raises the bar in this market segment.
29:28
March 23, 2020
How Can Gravity Golf Help Your Golf Swing? | 244
David Lee is a 12-time Top 100 golf instructor and the mastermind behind Gravity Golf, an innovative approach to the golf swing using the body's natural forces. David and Adam discuss a few of the finer points of the method, including elements of the swing all golfers can improve. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for an incredible offer to our listeners!
33:49
March 16, 2020
Design Your Dream Par 4 with Nicklaus Design | 243
Tommy Hearden of Nicklaus Design joins the show to discuss the exciting Design Your Dream Par 4 contest, in conjunction with Golf Magazine. 
27:01
March 09, 2020
Getting Fit into a UST Mamiya Golf Shaft | 242
Recorded live at Hammock Beach Resort, Adam sits down with THPers David and Mike to learn about their custom driver fitting experience with Danny Le of UST Mamiya golf shafts.
17:59
March 02, 2020
UST Mamiya Distance Bash with Danny Le | 241
Danny Le, Sr. Director of Marketing for UST Mamiya, sits down with Adam to talk about the Distance Bash live from Hammock Beach Resort.
26:38
February 24, 2020
How Can the Bridgestone Tour B Help Your Game? | 240
Elliot Mellow of Bridgestone Golf is back to discuss the new Tour B Series golf balls. Elliot goes in-depth about the new technology within Tour B, including how Tiger Woods assisted in its design.
28:00
February 17, 2020
How Does AI Affect Custom Club Fitting? | 239
Michael Vrska of Callaway Golf is back to discuss the new Callaway MAVRIK drivers, including how artificial intelligence was used to create them, and how this could impact custom fitting. Follow Michael on Twitter at @vgolfman.
33:33
February 10, 2020
Debating the USGA Distance Report
Dan Edwards of The Hackers Paradise is back in an emergency podcast to debate the USGA Distance Report findings. Dan and Adam talk at length about the report's conclusions, their differing viewpoints on the topic of distance in golf, and much more.
59:43
February 05, 2020
Swing Juice Apparel with Jon Mason
Jon Mason is the owner and creator of Swing Juice, an online golf-themed apparel store that features fun, trending topic designs for our favorite game. Be sure to listen until the end of the episode for a promo code to take 20% off your next Swing Juice order!
29:51
February 03, 2020
Hits and Misses from the 2020 PGA Show
Adam is back from the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL. In this episode he gives his initial impressions from the week, including the products and brands that surprised him... both good and bad.
36:25
January 27, 2020
PGA Show 2020: Bridgestone Ball Launch | 235
Dan and Jeremy are back to talk about the Bridgestone Tour B ball launch in Orlando, FL. What did they see? What did they hear? What can consumers expect? All of that is discussed...and more!
23:43
January 21, 2020
PGA Show Monday Roundtable | 234
The THP Crew -- Jeremy, Michael, and Dan -- sit down with Adam to discuss behind-the-scenes of the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show. The group also dive into their views of this being the "year of the golf ball," what each looks for in their golf ball decisions, and much more.
32:55
January 20, 2020
PGA Show 2020: Monday Before the Show
Adam sits down with Dan Edwards and Jeremy Dick of The Hackers Paradise to preview the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show from the Media Center.
17:44
January 20, 2020
PGA Show: What Should Consumers Expect? | 232
Jon Sherman of Practical Golf is back to discuss the upcoming 2020 PGA Merchandise Show, including what consumers should expect from the new product releases. Jon and Adam discuss the nuances within PR-talk and expected results in new products, and what consumers should (and should not) pay attention to most.
42:18
January 13, 2020
Similarities in Golf Equipment? | 231
We kick off the year 2020 on the GU podcast with a few special announcements on the direction of the website and show. Adam then discusses the recent trend of similar golf product releases and whether this is good or bad for the game.
31:35
January 06, 2020
PC Golf Customs Metalwork Designs | 230
Paul Leitelt is the owner of PC Golf Customs, a small business geared toward custom metalwork designs on ball markers, divot tools and more. Paul and Adam talk about his designs, how he got started, and how social media has helped his business grow.
34:31
December 16, 2019
Sam Bettinardi Talks INOVAI 6.0 Series | 229
Sam Bettinardi is the VP of Bettinardi Golf and he joins the show to talk about the new 2020 offerings from the putter brand. Sam and Adam discuss the upgrades to the super popular BB Series putters, as well as the exciting new INOVAI 6.0 putter series.
24:24
December 02, 2019
Scott McCarron on the Benefits of CBD Oil | 228
Dr. Steve Kraus is the President and COO of Functional Remedies, an organic, 100% sustainable distributor of hemp oil products.  Scott McCarron is a PGA Tour Champions legend, 2019 Charles Schwab Cup champion, and avid supporter of the benefits of using CBD oil on the course. Dr. Steve and Scott discuss the benefits of using CBD oil, why Functional Remedies is unique, and why listeners should consider using the product to better their game.
28:03
November 25, 2019
Custom Headcovers with Hole 9 Design | 227
Aaron Mast is the owner and designer at Hole 9 Design, a custom headcover company located in Austin, TX. Aaron and Adam discuss the origins of the company, the challenges Aaron has faced as a small business owner, and much more!
30:22
November 18, 2019
Debating One Length Irons | 225
Josh Babbitt of The Hackers Paradise is back to debate the pros and cons of playing a set of one-length irons. Adam is firmly against playing them, JB is not. Listen to hear their thoughts on both sides, and pay close attention because one lucky listener may get to try out a set for themselves.
37:22
November 11, 2019
The Champion Mindset with Robert Price | 225
Robert Price is a mental performance coach and owner of Elite Minds, an organization focused on helping athletes establish their champion mindset. Robert has worked with professional athletes in multiple organizations and teams, including the PGA TOUR. Visit Elite Minds to learn more at their website.
39:44
November 04, 2019
The Lost Art of Playing Golf | 224
Authors Karl Morris and Gary Nicol are back to discuss their new book, The Lost Art of Playing Golf.  Adam, Karl and Gary discuss the finer points of the book, including how imagination plays a role in our golf game, the skill of gratitude, and how Tiger Woods and Shane Lowry learned to love the game again.
37:09
October 28, 2019
Club Building Basics with Ryan Barath | 223
Ryan Barath is a Master Club Builder and Fitter who produces podcasts, videos and more for GolfWRX. In this episode, Ryan shares how he got started in club building and what it took to get to his level of expertise. He also answers a number of questions on the basics of club building, including the most vital tool everyone should have in their workshop. Follow Ryan on Twitter at @rdsbarath.
38:19
October 21, 2019
Callaway Apparel Weather Series with Alex DePallo | 222
Alex DePallo is the Brand Marketing Manager of Callaway Apparel and joins the show to talk about the newest Weather Series line from the brand. Alex discusses everything from the design of the new Series, the technology built into every piece, and how Callaway Apparel makes a concept into reality.
31:26
October 14, 2019
The Biggest Red Herring in Golf | Episode 221
In this week's episode, Adam answers listener questions submitted via Twitter and The Hackers Paradise member forum. What is the biggest red herring in the golf industry? Who will be the next equipment company to go under? All this and more in a truly unfiltered show.
34:58
September 30, 2019
Reviewing the Live View Golf Pro Camera | 220
Shane Yang is the founder and owner of Live View Golf, developers of the exciting and useful Live View Pro golf camera. Shane and Adam discuss the origins of the device, what differentiates is from other cameras, and a special offer for podcast listeners.
27:30
September 16, 2019
Reviewing the Cleveland Golf CBX2 Wedge | 219
In this podcast review, Adam is back to discuss the Cleveland Golf CBX2 wedges that he's just added to his golf bag. There is a lot to like about these new cavity back wedges, including a ton of tech and features focused on helping you improve your short game.
32:26
September 09, 2019
Collaborating in Golf Social Media | 218
Josh Babbitt of The Hackers Paradise is back to meet with Adam on a number of topics, specifically the growing trend of collaboration among golf media's social media influencers. JB and Adam also discuss a recent driver fitting experience at Club Champion corporate HQ.
31:13
September 02, 2019
Titleist Golf Ball Marketing with Michael Mahoney | 217
Michael Mahoney is the VP of Golf Ball Product & Marketing at Titleist, and he joins Adam this week to talk about his team's approach to product development and marketing. Adam and Michael dive deep into voice of customer feedback, marketing to an ever-changing core demographic, and even touch on the golf ball distance debate.
39:10
August 26, 2019
Ranting About Slow Play, Pt. 2 | Episode 216
Slow play in golf is once again a hot topic in golf media, and Adam shares his thoughts on the players being called out and what non-enforcement of the rules means for us.
30:57
August 19, 2019
18Birdies CEO Eddy Lui | Episode 215
Eddy Lui, Founder and CEO of 18Birdies, joins the show this week to talk about his popular golf app, upcoming features and more.
33:55
August 12, 2019
REWIND: Family Golf Travel with Matt and Katie Ginella
We'll be back with a brand new podcast episode next week, but to tide you over here is one of our favorites from earlier this season with Matt and Katie Ginella. Enjoy!
30:25
August 05, 2019
Talking Mizuno MP-20 Irons with Chris Voshall | Episode 214
Chris Voshall is the Product and Marketing Manager for Mizuno Golf, and he is here to talk about the exciting new MP-20 iron series. Find Chris on Twitter at @Vosh68. Visit the Mizuno Golf website here to learn more.
32:52
July 29, 2019
The Lost Art of Putting | Episode 213
Gary Nicol and Karl Morris are PGA teaching professionals and the authors of 'The Lost Art of Putting', a new book that focuses on making you a better putter.
40:13
July 22, 2019
Golf Fitness Tips with Kyle Pecka | Episode 212
Kyle Pecka is a Golf Fitness Instructor for Smart Golf & Fitness, based out of the Chicago area. Kyle discusses some of the more common ailments that afflicts golfers, including how they negatively impact the golf swing.
31:03
July 15, 2019
Ranting About Pace of Play | Episode 211
In this episode Adam gets a few things off his chest after playing one of the longest rounds of golf in his career. What are the symptoms of slow play at public courses? What are the contributing factors, and are there solutions? Later, Adam also discusses the rising costs of practicing at driving ranges, including input from listeners on the topic.
41:18
July 08, 2019
Jason Moore of TRUE Linkswear | Episode 210
Jason Moore is a partner and the President of TRUE Linkswear. He joins the podcast this week to discuss the origins of his business and the brand, as well as how social media marketing helps TRUE spread the word about their mission. Adam and Jason also discuss the brand new TL-01 shoes, which promise to be comfortable on and off the golf course. Read our preview piece of the TRUE Linkswear TL-01 here. Visit TRUE Linkswear’s website here.
23:13
July 01, 2019
The Problems with Women's Golf Clothing | Episode 209
Back by popular demand, Mrs. GU — Kristen— is back to talk about everything that’s wrong with women’s golf fashion. We cover a wide range of topics, including thigh gaps, leggings, the worst colors to wear, and more in only the way Kristen can explain them. Follow Kristen on Twitter at @anast24.
43:40
June 24, 2019
Cut Golf Blue DC Golf Balls | Episode 208
Sam Uisprapassorn is back to discuss Cut Golf's first ever dual-core golf ball, the Cut Blue DC. Sam and Adam also discuss the growth of the company, how a recent published golf ball test impacted their company, and how Cut Golf leverages social media influencers to grow their brand.
32:33
June 17, 2019
Pay to Play in High School Golf | Episode 207
On today's episode, listener Tom and Adam discuss a conversation he overheard between two high school golfers that highlights what Tom believes to be a worsening problem in youth athletics.  This episode is limited release as it deals mainly with Illinois athletics, but if this also applies to your state and you'd like to comment, feel free to reach out at golfunfiltered@gmail.com.
36:21
June 08, 2019
Sustainable Living at Cog Hill | Episode 206
Angelica Carmen and Chris Flick are the two masterminds behind Cog Sustainability, a unique feature and approach to sustainability on the grounds of the legendary Cog Hill Golf and Country Club.
34:57
June 03, 2019
How Are Golf Clubs Tested? | Episode 205
Michael Vrska is back to discuss the ways that new golf equipment is testing in quality control before being released to the public. He and Adam discuss everything from testing perimeters, design of experiment, and even a little bit about manufacturing tolerances. This discussion is truly a golf nerd's delight! Follow Michael on Twitter at @vgolfman.
41:17
May 20, 2019
TaylorMade GAPR Clubs with Tomo Bystedt | Episode 204
Tomo Bystedt is the Sr. Director of Product Creation at TaylorMade Golf, and he joins the show today to talk all about the GAPR utility clubs.  GAPR by TaylorMade Golf are a unique take on utility clubs, focusing on (as their name implies) the "gap" between your longest iron and shortest metal wood. Available in three different head shapes and trajectory types, as well as multiple lofts, the GAPR focuses on a part of your golf bag often overlooked. Visit taylormadegolf.com to learn more.
40:00
May 13, 2019
Stroke Lab Putters with Sean Toulon | Episode 203
Sean Toulon, SVP at Callaway Golf and GM at Odyssey Golf, joins the show to talk about his new Stroke Lab putters.
34:55
May 06, 2019
Golf Digest Flagstick Study with Tom Mase | Episode 202
Tom Mase is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years experience who recently lead a study for Golf Digest on whether leaving the flagstick in during putts is a benefit or hinderance. Tom joins the show to dig deeper into his study. Read Tom's study on Golf Digest here: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/take-the-flagstick-out
36:02
April 29, 2019
The Ball Tiger Woods Used to Win the Masters | Episode 201
Tiger Woods used a Bridgestone golf ball to win his historic fifth Masters in 2019. Elliot Mellow of Bridgestone joins the show to tell us more about the ball that won it all.
29:44
April 22, 2019
Noelle Zavaleta of Cleveland/Srixon Golf | Episode 200
To help celebrate our 200th episode, Noelle Zavaleta of Cleveland/Srixon Golf joins the show. Noelle and I talk about her background in golf, how she got started at the company, and all the great equipment they offer to golfers at any level. Listeners, you're going to want to listen to until the end of this episode for a very special giveaway!
34:21
April 15, 2019
Getting Fit at Club Champion | Episode 199
Nick Sherburne, founder and Master Club Fitter at Club Champion joins the show to talk about the benefits of getting fit, the services available at Club Champion, and much more.
26:13
April 08, 2019
Golf Swings Over History | Episode 198
Luke Kerr-Dineen is the newest instruction editor at Golf.com, and joins the show to discuss his views on golf swings of the game's best over time.  Follow Luke on Twitter at @lukekerrdineen
33:25
April 01, 2019
Club Fitting and Engineering | Episode 197
Michael Vrska is back to discuss the engineering side of club fitting, including what to look for in new club technology, specification myths, and more. Follow Michael on Twitter at @vgolfman. This episode is brought to you by Club Champion.
44:59
March 25, 2019
5 Steps to Choosing a New Driver | Episode 196
On this week's episode Adam shares five steps you can use when purchasing a new driver. Do you know what you want to gain from a new driver? How do you want it to feel? What about new tech? Learn more in today's episode.
28:48
March 18, 2019
TaylorMade Spider X Putter with Bill Price | Episode 195
The TaylorMade Spider X putter is getting a ton of attention lately due to recent wins on multiple tours. Bill Price, Sr. Director of Putters and Wedges at TaylorMade joins the show to tell us why.
32:57
March 11, 2019
Golf Twitter Outrage | Episode 194
Golf Twitter has become its own entity on social media as of late, and Trey from OutsideTheCut.com joins the show to break it down.
32:36
March 04, 2019
Jason Hiland of Sub 70 Golf | Episode 193
Jason Hiland of Sub 70 Golf joins the show to share the story of his company, details on their exciting new club line, and their direct-to-consumer pricing model.
40:16
February 25, 2019
Family Golf Travel with Matt and Katie Ginella | Episode 192
Matt and Katie Ginella are golf's traveling couple as they visit all corners of the globe experiencing life, golf, and family adventures. They join us this week to discuss family golf destinations, travel tips, and more.
30:25
February 18, 2019
Miura CB 301 Irons with Bill Holowaty | Episode 191
Bill Holowaty of Miura Golf returns to the podcast to discuss the new Miura Golf CB 301 irons. Bill describes the thought process that goes into their club design, what makes the CB 301’s so special, and more. For more information visit Miura Golf’s website.
31:11
February 11, 2019
5 Takeaways from the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show | Episode 190
Adam is back in frigid Chicago after spending a week in Orlando with The Hackers Paradise to cover the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show. Here are five takeaways from the week.
32:47
January 28, 2019
Recapping 2019 PGA Show Day 1 | Episode 189
Michael Vrska and Gary Coad join Adam to discuss their impressions of Day 1 of the 2019 PGA Show, including what surprised them the most from the day.
19:47
January 23, 2019
PGA Show Calm Before the Storm | Episode 188
We're down in Orlando for the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, and Gary Coad from THP Media discusses his first visit to the major of the golf business.
14:18
January 22, 2019
Questions Leading into the PGA Merchandise Show | Episode 187
The PGA Merchandise Show is a week away and there are a number of questions related to club marketing, direct-to-consumer pricing models, and more that need answers! Adam offers a few questions he's looking forward to discussing more in Orlando.
28:23
January 14, 2019
TJ Auclair of The Caddie Network | Episode 186
TJ Auclair is the director of content at The Caddie Network, an exciting new golf website that offers a fresh perspective on the game through the eyes of the best caddies in the world. Visit TheCaddieNetwork.com to learn more. Follow TJ on Twitter at @tjauclair.
27:14
January 07, 2019
Looking Ahead to 2019 | Episode 185
With the first episode of 2019, Adam talks about what's new and upcoming for the website and podcast this year. PGA Merchandise Show, Waste Management Phoenix Open, and other topics are discussed.
28:14
January 02, 2019
Golf Life Navigators | Episode 184
Jason Becker, CEO joins the show to talk about Golf Life Navigators: a company that specializes in helping you find the private country club or golf club that fits your lifestyle. Visit Golf Life Navigators at their website, www.golflifenavigators.com.
20:07
December 17, 2018
Golf Course Architecture with Tony Dear | Episode 183
Tony Dear is a seasoned golf journalist and golf course architecture enthusiast, researcher, and published author. Tony and I discuss what GCA beginners need to know, emerging social trends on the topic, and how modern technology has altered the game.
43:38
December 10, 2018
Peter Kessler - The Voice of Golf | Episode 182
Peter Kessler has long been heralded as the premier voice of golf and sports broadcasting for decades. Following a recent resurgence in social media, Peter joins the show to share his thoughts on the current state of golf media and the golf ball distance debate. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterkessler.
59:27
November 26, 2018
Clublender.com CEO Casey McCourt | Episode 181
Casey McCourt is the co-founder and CEO of Clublender.com, a full-service, high-end club rental service. Casey and Adam discuss the background of the company, its benefits compared to traditional club renting, and more.
28:53
November 19, 2018
SteadHead Golf Training Aid | Episode 180
Reed Howard is a mini-tour player and inventor of the new golf swing training aid, the SteadHead. Reed and Adam talk about the background of the SteadHead's design and how it can benefit your golf game. Visit rdgolf.net to learn more about the SteadHead.
26:58
November 12, 2018
Golf Stories: Freddy | Episode 179
We are back with another Golf Stories episode as listener Freddy shares his experience working for the PGA of America, his thoughts on the PGA Merchandise Show, and much more.
41:08
November 05, 2018
Returning to the PGA Merchandise Show | Episode 178
Adam gives a few updates on his game, trends he is noticing on equipment choices among PGA TOUR winners, and announces his return to the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show.
26:38
October 29, 2018
Checking In with Wilson Golf | Episode 177
Adam visits Wilson Sporting Goods's world headquarters in Chicago, IL., and catches up with Corey Holloway. Corey is the social media specialist for Wilson Golf, and shares insight on what it's like working for the OEM, Driver Vs. Driver, and much more.
20:08
October 22, 2018
Jane Geddes and #INVITEHER | Episode 176
Jane Geddes is an 11-time winner on the LPGA TOUR, a 2-time major winner, and an ambassador for the exciting new #InviteHER campaign.
32:15
October 08, 2018
US Ryder Cup Team Drama | Episode 175
The United States Ryder Cup team has lost their minds following their loss to Europe, and Patrick Reed is causing most of the ruckus. Adam jumps on the podcast to rant about all the breaking news as the drama unfolds.
24:49
October 02, 2018
Worldwide Golf Shops | Episode 174
Al Morris, president and CEO, and Ben McCallister, VP of Marketing and Advertising of Worldwide Golf Enterprises joins the show to talk about their brands, partners, and exciting new promotions.
20:56
September 24, 2018
Growing the Game with Youth on Course | Episode 173
Adam Heieck is the executive director of Youth on Course, a non-profit organization focused on growing the game by helping the nation's youth to play more golf, attend college, and much more. Visit YouthOnCourse.org to learn more.  
23:17
September 10, 2018
Golf Stories: Lucy | Episode 172
On this episode of the podcast, listener 'Lucy' joins the show to share her courageous story of overcoming tragedy, surviving, and using golf to cope with every day struggles.
20:56
September 04, 2018
Current State of Golf Equipment Reviews | Episode 171
Matt Saternus of PluggedInGolf.com and industry veteran Michael Vrska join the show to continue the conversation on the current state of golf equipment reviews. Follow Plugged In Golf on Twitter at @PluggedInGolf. Follow Michael Vrska on Twitter at @vgolfman.
41:40
August 27, 2018
2018 PGA Championship Recap | Episode 170
Adam appears on Bill Hobson's Fore Golfers Network podcast to recap the 2018 PGA Championship from Bellerive in St. Louis. 
28:03
August 13, 2018
Golf Stories - Mike from THP | Episode 169
Adam welcomes a listener on the show, Mike from The Hackers Paradise forums, who shares his unique life story and how golf helps him get from one day to the next.
29:33
August 06, 2018
Golf and Letting Go of Regret | Episode 168
On this episode Adam recalls a recent golf round where one shot changed the pace of his game and why letting go of regret is important in golf and in life.
34:54
July 30, 2018
The New Golden Age of Golf | Episode 167
On this week's episode, Adam breaks down the 2018 British Open including the fantastic run by Tiger Woods and eventual win by Francesco Molinari. Adam also explains why he believes we are living in the new golden age of golf.
26:37
July 24, 2018
Touring Bettinardi Golf Headquarters
On this week's episode, Adam visits Bettinardi Golf headquarters in Tinley Park, IL. He meets up with Leonard Sales of Bettinardi to get a tour of the facility and a full custom putter fitting.
18:06
July 16, 2018
Jason Yip of State Apparel | Episode 165
Jason Yip, founder of State Apparel, joins the show to talk about his clothing company, their mission, and how they stay connected with the Bay Area community.
28:57
July 10, 2018
This Week in Golf Weirdness | Episode 164
On this week's podcast Adam discusses a few of the more unique stories in golf from recent weeks, including backstopping, using a compass on a yardage book, and Tiger Woods's new putter! Finally Adam also gives a supplementary review of a new putter shaft he recently tested.
26:54
June 26, 2018
Playing Course Two at Medinah CC | Episode 163
We switched things up this week on the podcast as Matt Saternus of PluggedInGolf.com interviews me on his great show, the Plugged In Golf Podcast!  Matt and I recall the round we recently played at Medinah Country Club Course Two, specifically the outstanding renovation and restoration of a truly great design. We talk about the Longleaf Tee System that Medinah has incorporated into the design and how we feel this could be the biggest benefit to the game. Thanks to Matt for allowing me to simulcast the audio! Follow Plugged In Golf on Twitter at @pluggedingolf
40:21
June 18, 2018
How Golf Has Helped Me Overcome Anxiety | Episode 162
Today's episode was recorded at the end of a difficult week. We discuss news related to Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, and I talk about my own struggles with mental health. Golf has been a saving grace for me in many ways, and serves as a means to overcome anxiety and depression.  If you are struggling or having serious thoughts of harming yourself, take the necessary step of calling the National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255. If you know someone who struggles with their mental health and want to learn ways to speak to them about their health, visit MakeItOK.org to learn more.
26:19
June 11, 2018
Golf Equipment and Trends | Episode 161
On today's episode the GU family welcomes Matt Hackett to the team as he and I discuss what he's currently playing in his bag, where he sees golf equipment trending, and what the future of the GU Podcast. Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthewliam. 
38:42
May 21, 2018
Golf Scope Reads Putts for You | Episode 160
Ryan Engle is the creator of Golf Scope, an incredible new smartphone app that uses augmented reality (AR) to read putts for you. Ryan shares how he thought of an app using AR, what he feels it could mean for the game, and how golf technology is evolving. To learn more, visit www.golfscope.com.
34:04
May 07, 2018
Swannies Golf Apparel | Episode 159
Adam Iverson is the co-founder of Swannies Golf Apparel, a lifestyle company aiming to make golf more enjoyable and accessible to everyone. We discuss what's new in the spring 2018 collection, the Swannies Party Scramble Series, and how the company hopes to grow the game through its brand. Follow Swannies Golf Apparel on Twitter at @swanniesapparel.
26:16
April 24, 2018
Patrick Reed and Golf Fandom | Episode 158
Patrick Reed's victory at the 2018 Masters is the topic of today's show, specifically fan and media reaction in the days that followed. Garrett Ford (@gfordgolf) joins the show to dive deep into this reaction, as well as his take on the impact of fake Twitter followers on golf accounts.
39:51
April 16, 2018
Bob Lamkin of Lamkin Grips | Episode 157
Bob Lamkin, president and CEO of Lamkin Grips, joins the show to share stories from his company's history and features of their new products this year. Follow Lamkin Grips on Twitter at @lamkingrips. Visit Lamkin Grips at www.lamkingrips.com.
23:10
April 02, 2018
Dean Snell of Snell Golf | Episode 156
Dean Snell, founder of Snell Golf, joins the show to talk about the new MTB Black and MTB Red golf balls. Dean and I also discuss the ongoing golf ball distance debate and how independent brands can let their voice be heard. Read our review of the Snell Golf MTB Black and MTB Red golf balls here. Follow Snell Golf on Twitter at @SnellGolf.
31:23
March 26, 2018
The Resurgence of Tiger Woods | Episode 155
Dan Bier of TwoInchesShort.com joins me as we go complete fan-boy about Tiger Woods's triumphant return to relevance. Follow Dan Bier on Twitter at @TwoInchesShort.
33:50
March 19, 2018
Golf Ball Distance Debate with Mike Stachura | Episode 154
Mike Stachura of Golf Digest returns to help break down the ongoing golf ball distance debate, as well as the arguments for and against rolling back the ball. Read the USGA Annual Distance Report here. Read our piece on the fallacies of the debate here. Read Mike Stachura's article on the golf ball debate here.
41:20
March 12, 2018
Golf Metrics 101 with Data Golf | Episode 153
Matthew and William Courchene are the co-founders of DataGolf.ca, a fantastic golf statistics and analysis website geared toward enhancing your understanding of the game.  Matt, Will and I discuss the origins of their website, clarify some common golf data misconceptions, and break down what Strokes Gained really means.  Follow Data Golf on Twitter at @datagolf.
42:20
March 05, 2018
Ball Wars and Callaway Rogue with Harry Arnett | Episode 152
Harry Arnett is a man who loves his job. As the SVP, Marketing and Brand Management of Callaway Golf and President of Ogio International, Harry is a leader in the industry in more ways than one.  Harry and I discuss #BallWars, taking a stand on social media, the benefits of Callaway Rogue, and what keeps him up at night.
37:55
February 26, 2018
GolfLogix Putt Break Maps with Pete Charleston | Episode 151
Pete Charleston is the president of GolfLogix, the leading golf smartphone app. Pete joins the show to talk about his company and their newest product, Putt Break Maps, which provides detailed contouring data for greens on over 5000 golf courses (and growing!). Visit the GolfLogix website to learn more and to download the app for iPhone or Android.
31:12
February 19, 2018
Golf Equipment and Social Media with Josh Babbitt | Episode 150
Josh Babbitt of THP Media and TheHackersParadise.com returns to share his highlights of the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show (including who was -- and wasn't -- in attendance), how he approaches the golf equipment review process, and more. We also discuss the changing landscape of how golf equipment companies message their products, and what that means for different brands.
38:03
February 12, 2018
PGA Show 2018 Recap with Michael Vrska | Episode 149
Michael Vrska joins the podcast to share his highlights from the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. We also discuss the dynamic between equipment OEMs and bloggers before answering listener questions submitted from The Hackers Paradise.  
38:42
February 05, 2018
Get Custom Fit at True Spec Golf | Episode 148
Scott Anderson and Michael Glauberman join the podcast tonight to discuss the incredible custom club fitting company True Spec Golf. Scott and Michael recently fit me for a driver at the True Spec Golf location near Chicago and it was hands-down the best custom fitting experience I've ever received. Scott and Michael share their views on the benefits of getting custom fit, dispel common misconceptions about the process, and detail why you should get fit at True Spec Golf. Follow True Spec Golf on Twitter at @TrueSpecGolf.
25:54
January 29, 2018
Enhancing the Fan Experience with Provision Events | Episode 147
Nick Clemens is the founder of Provision Events, a worldwide sports activation agency that specializes in enhancing the fan experience at professional golf events. Nick and I discuss the origins of Provision Events including which obstacles he's had to overcome along the way. We also discuss what's in store for 2018 that many of us will be able to take advantage of at golf events all year. Follow Provision Events on Twitter at @WeArePVE.
27:07
January 22, 2018
John Kim is Golf's Journeyman | Episode 146
John Kim, now with US Kids Golf, has seen places and met people in golf you would not believe. John tells his story of how an obsession with the game lead to a long, incredible career in golf. He also shares a concept that could very well change the way golf is played across the globe. Follow John on Twitter @johnkim.
49:38
January 15, 2018
The Hackers Paradise Turns 10 | Episode 145
Josh Babbitt of TheHackersParadise.com is back to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his super popular golf media venture. Josh and Adam take a walk down memory lane that includes multiple stories of THP's origins, challenges, successes, and much more.
41:08
January 12, 2018
3 Big Predictions for 2018 | Episode 144
Adam gives three predictions for 2018 on what he thinks will happen in the golf industry. A few changes to the show -- and his golf bag -- are also discussed.
23:39
January 11, 2018
The Bag Room Chapter 7 | Episode 143
Adam reads chapter seven of his self-published book, The Bag Room. Silk and his friends plan a Fourth of July fireworks show at the golf course. Afterwards, Silk gets a hard lesson in work place etiquette.
17:53
January 08, 2018
Matt Saternus of Plugged In Golf | Episode 142
The first episode of 2018 features Matt Saternus of PluggedInGolf.com. Matt and I discuss what makes his website tick, what he thinks about the current golf equipment landscape, and much more.
34:44
January 01, 2018
The Bag Room, Chapter 6 | Episode 141
Adam reads chapter six of his self-published book, The Bag Room. Silk gets a crash course is sports betting, including what it feels like to win (and lose) money you might not have.
22:29
December 27, 2017
Evan Singer of The Par Train Podcast | Episode 140
Evan Singer is one-third of the trio that makes up a new golf podcast, The Par Train. Evan shares how he and his friends came up with the idea for the podcast, their inspiration on how to stand out from the competition, and even a few highlights from past shows. Follow the Par Train on Twitter at @TheParTrain.
32:52
December 20, 2017
The Bag Room Chapter 4 | Episode 139
Adam reads chapter four of his self-published book, The Bag Room. Silk learns a hard lesson in security systems and employee privileges on a Monday when the country club is closed to members. 
19:43
December 17, 2017
Jason Finley of Callaway Golf | Episode 138
Jason Finley, Global Director of Brand Management, Golf Ball at Callaway Golf joins the show to continue our discussion on golf ball distances. Jason and I discuss what goes into researching and developing a new product, and how that work benefits both amateurs and professionals. Jason shares his thoughts on distances in the pro game and whether or not we need to worry about classic golf course architecture. 
31:18
December 12, 2017
The Bag Room, Chapter 3 | Episode 137
Adam reads chapter three of his book, The Bag Room. Silk has been promoted to the bag room and learns how to drive the driving range picker. Clayton is introduced and teaches Silk everything he needs to know about the driving range ball washer, including how NOT to fix it. 
18:05
December 05, 2017
Michael Breed and the Golf Ball Distance Debate | Episode 136
Michael Breed of the Golf Channel joins the podcast to share his thoughts on whether or not there is a distance problem in golf. Michael and Adam discuss everything from bifurcation, golf course architecture, the history of golf equipment and more in this highly educational debate.
48:31
December 01, 2017
The Bag Room, Chapter 2 | Episode 135
After being "forcefully volunteered" to cover for an ill employee in the bag room, Silk meets the head golf professional and is taught a lesson in customer service. Silk later learns why it is so important to treat country club employees fairly after dealing with a disgruntled member.
17:54
November 21, 2017
Are Golf Balls Priced too High? | Episode 134
On tonight's episode Adam shares his views on whether or not golf balls are priced too high and if you can get more for your money with cheaper models. Adam closes the show out with a CONTEST* that you do not want to miss! This episode was originally simulcast LIVE on Periscope! Be sure to follow Adam on Twitter at @golfunfiltered. (*contest ends 11/18/17)
26:20
November 17, 2017
The Bag Room, Chapter One | Episode 133
Adam reads the first chapter of his 2011 book, The Bag Room, on this week's episode of the podcast. The Bag Room details Adam's time growing up as a caddy and bag room attendant at a local country club. Once self-published, this story cannot be found anywhere else. 
19:52
November 10, 2017
Catching Up with Cut Golf | Episode 132
Sam Uisprapassorn from Cut Golf is back on the podcast to talk about their exciting new golf ball, the Cut Grey. Sam catches us up on how business has been since we last spoke to Cut Golf months ago. We go through the trials and tribulations of breaking through in the indie golf ball business, as well as the feedback he's received from customers and competition alike. Be sure to check out Cut Golf at their website: www.cutgolfco.com.
28:39
November 07, 2017
The Final Return of Tiger Woods | Episode 131
Tiger Woods announced what will likely be his final return to professional golf, so how could I not record a podcast about it? I give my thoughts on what Tiger's return at the upcoming Hero World Challenge will mean for his career, as well as why this comeback is likely his last. What should we expect from Tiger at this stage in his career? Will he actually play a full season again, or will his nagging injuries finally push him into retirement? I close the show with a few listener-submitted questions.
30:29
October 31, 2017
Ask GU Anything! | Episode 130
On this week's episode of the podcast Adam answers listener questions courtesy of the member forum at The Hackers Paradise! Adam answers questions that span a wide range of topics, including iron fitting, golf ball fitting, equipment release cycles, is a hot dog a sandwich, and why is ketchup the best condiment?    
38:13
October 10, 2017
Staying in Your Lane with Alex Myers | Episode 129
Alex Myers from Golf Digest makes his triumphant return to the podcast in this week's episode. Alex and I discuss his latest work in the fun video series, The Loop, and what the atmosphere was like during the 2017 Presidents Cup press conference. We also discuss the challenge of covering sports in a time when topics like politics, natural disasters and social issues take precedent in the news. Follow Alex Myers on Twitter at @AlexMyers3.
25:11
October 06, 2017
Presidents Cup 2017 and Donald Trump | Episode 128
This week on the Golf Unfiltered Podcast we wrap up the 2017 President's Cup finale and touch on the Donald Trump protests in sports. Adam also discusses three major points you will want to consider before getting a custom club fitting for the first time.
29:19
October 02, 2017
Golf Gear Toolbox | Episode 127
Josh Babbitt of THP Media returns to chat about new golf gear, variance in driver design, custom club fitting, and the resurgence of Cleveland Golf. Josh and I also announce a special contest you won't want to miss!
37:58
September 27, 2017
Breaking Down the PXG Lawsuit Against TaylorMade | Episode 126
On tonight's episode of the podcast we welcome Mr. Derrick Brent, Attorney at Law, on the show to break down the PXG lawsuit against TaylorMade Golf. Derrick has over 20 years as an attorney specializing in patent infringement cases, and even helped write the 2011 reform bill on patent law in the Senate. Derrick shares his expert view on what PXG is claiming, how TaylorMade may choose to defend those claims, and educates you on the ins and outs of patent infringement lawsuits. A huge thank you to Derrick for being so generous with his time and for his willingness to share his expertise! Follow Derrick Brent on Twitter at @dekebrent.
33:20
September 16, 2017
Recapping the THP Championship | Episode 125
In this special edition of the podcast I welcome the winners of the THP Championship held at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, IL. As a special bonus interview, I also sit down with two of the funniest guys you'll ever meet on the golf course.  Many thanks to THP Media and Budget Golf for inviting me out!
21:52
September 10, 2017
Paige Spiranac Signs with PXG | Episode 124
In today's episode Adam gives his take on the most newsworthy golf items of the week, including PXG signing Paige Spiranac to a sponsorship deal. Adam also discusses the impending return of Tiger Woods, including the latest video of Big Cat hitting a pitch shot. Finally, Adam briefly discusses his recent club fitting at True Spec Golf.
26:27
September 01, 2017
How Important is Getting Custom Fit? | Episode 123
In this episode of the Golf Unfiltered Podcast I spend time talking about the importance of getting custom fit for your golf clubs, my experiences going through the process, and what you can expect from your own. Grab a drink, maybe a cigar, sit back and listen to another episode of the podcast!
28:46
August 28, 2017
PGA Tour Player Kyle Thompson | Episode 122
PGA Tour player Kyle Thompson joins the show tonight to talk life on the Web.com and PGA Tours, playing in the 2017 US Open, Steph Curry, and much more!
24:06
August 24, 2017
Golf Instructor Mike Malaska | Episode 121
Mike Malaska, the renowned swing coach and golf instructor, joins the podcast to talk about his golf swing method and YouTube Channel. Mike and I discuss a number of topics all related to his instructional methods and theories of the golf swing. What role does momentum play in the golf swing? What have amateur players been taught incorrectly for years? What's the most efficient way to start playing better golf right now? This is an episode you do not want to miss! Mike Malaska is one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America, has been named as one of Golf Digest's Top 50 Teachers in America, and was named PGA Teacher of the Year in 2011. He is currently the Director of Instruction at both Superstition Mountain Golf & CC in Superstition Mountain, Arizona and Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MalaskaGolf. Visit his YouTube Channel here.
29:53
August 07, 2017
Buying Golf Equipment with SidelineSwap.com | Episode 120
Brendan Candon and Anthony Piazza are the co-founders of SidelineSwap.com, a peer-to-peer online marketplace that has just added golf equipment to its inventory. Brendan and Anthony join the show to talk about their background in college athletics, what gave them the idea to build SidelineSwap.com, and what sets them apart from the competition. We also discuss the used sporting equipment landscape, where it's going, and why golf equipment does so well in this space. Read my review of SidelineSwap.com here.  
23:00
August 01, 2017
Cleveland Golf Wedges with John Rae | Episode 119
John Rae, Vice President of Research & Development/Operations/Intellectual Property for Cleveland Golf joins the show to talk about his new book, The Wedge.
30:36
July 25, 2017
Talking 'Mr. Hogan' with Christo Garcia | Episode 118
Christo Garcia from My Swing Evolution is back on the show to discuss his new documentary, 'Mr. Hogan.' Christo and I discuss some of the finer points of his film, including what he learned from a visit to the Ben Hogan Golf Company. We offer our takes on golf equipment during Hogan's time compared to now, as well as how ahead of his time Mr. Hogan was with his club design. Finally, Christo and I discuss everything that went into making the film and what this means to him on a personal level.
33:16
July 17, 2017
Episode 117: THP Media and Golf Unfiltered
The Golf Unfiltered Podcast returns with special guest co-host JB from THP Media.  Adam and JB trade thoughts on the golf equipment industry as a whole, including the current landscape of equipment, common misconceptions within, and also what both guys are playing in their golf bags. Finally, the guys announce an incredible contest that you absolutely have to get involved in!
39:10
July 13, 2017
Justin Wheelon, Actor, Emmy Winner, Golf Fan | Episode 116
Justin Wheelon, film actor, director and multiple Emmy-winner joins the podcast tonight to talk show business and golf. Justin and I discuss his background that starts with a career as an assistant golf pro that shifted paths into acting. His talents have earned him three Emmy awards, multiple acting spots and more golf experiences than you could even imagine! Follow Justin Wheelon on Twitter and Instagram at @justinwheelon. Visit Justin's IMDb page here.
28:55
June 22, 2017
Episode 115: Ranting about the 2017 U.S. Open
I'm riding solo tonight as I let a little bit off my chest about the 2017 U.S. Open storylines we are all sick of hearing about. I give my take on why we should stop talking about the difficulty of the tournament, why the length of the grass at Erin Hills doesn't matter, and I plead with everyone to stop talking about Phil Mickelson.
33:46
June 14, 2017
Episode 114: Jimmy Ferguson of TigerGolfTraveler.com
Jimmy Ferguson from TigerGolfTraveler.com is back to give an update on his journey to play all 100 top courses as defined by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Jimmy shares a few stories of playing in Illinois, including stints at Butler National, The Glen Club, and others. He also shares some hilarious stories getting set up to play at some of the courses that you don't want to miss. Finally, Jimmy and I briefly discuss the differences in playing golf in different parts of the country. Follow Jimmy Ferguson on Twitter at @TGRGolfTraveler.
31:53
June 08, 2017
Episode 113: Callaway Epic Irons with Luke Williams
Luke Williams, Sr. Director, Global Product Strategy (Irons and Putters) for Callaway Golf, joins the show to discuss the new Callaway Epic and Epic Pro irons. Luke and I discuss the concept and inspiration behind the Epic irons, including what went into their unique design. We detail how regular golfers can benefit from these new irons and what sets them apart from similar clubs on the market.