I haven’t been as active with my podcast in the last month or so as I’d have liked. It wasn’t because I was on vacation or just taking a month off, though. Unfortunately on the afternoon of June 25th, as I pulled into my hotel near Chicago, Illinois, I got some bad news. I was there to attend my first major as a media member, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes, when I received news that my 58-year old father had passed away unexpectedly.
Obviously upon hearing this news I was forced to change plans. I did get one day of interviews in at the Women’s PGA, and the conversation that has stuck with me since was speaking with Danielle Kang. At some point prior to that week I had read about her losing her father and how she opened up about it. Knowing this, I approached her in hopes of just talking golf, but it quickly turned into a conversation about loss, family, and perspective. That can be found at the 03:37 mark.
We also talked Pro-ams, the Vegas Golden Knights, and defending her 1st title on the LPGA Tour.
My second guest this week is a guy I’ve been looking up to for some time now. His name is Adam Stanley, he is one of Canada’s top golf journalists and just an all around good guy. You never know what you’re going to get when you’ve only spoken to someone on Twitter, so meeting him last week and then speaking over the phone for this podcast was great fun. We touched on a number of topics, including:
– Adam Hadwin withdrawing from the WGC
– Watching DJ dominate last week
– His Canadian Open experience
– Potential courses to host the Canadian Open in the future
– His wish-list for the Canadian Open & thoughts on moving it to June
– Previewing the WGC – Bridgestone & the PGA Championship
– Canada’s next potential golfer to be a household name
We covered a lot of topics and I enjoyed chatting with him.
Other than those two chats, I also discuss:
– My trip to the Marathon Classic in Ohio
– The British Open
– My Canadian Open experience
– Previewing the WGC – Bridgestone
You can listen to the whole thing here, or via ITunes. Just search “Teeing Off Podcast”
00:00 – 00:28: Intro
00:29 -03:36: Why I’ve been absent
03:37 – 09:02: Danielle Kang chat
09:03 – 16:18: Recapping last 4 weeks through my eyes
16:19 – 40:29: Adam Stanley chat
40:30 – 44:00: WGC Preview & Sign-off