Talking GolfGetaways, Episode 5: The story of us (aw, isn’t that sweet?)
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Talking GolfGetaways, Episode 5: The story of us (aw, isn’t that sweet?)

Wielding hickories and clad in plus-fours, Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance tackle Kingsbarns outside St. Andrews, Scotland.


Bringing the first week of “Talking GolfGetaways” to a close, hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch get a little personal in Episode 5, offering listeners insight into the divergent roads the led them to this fateful moment in time when they’ve become the dynamic duo of golf-travel podcasting.

Things you’ll learn in this episode include: Darin has a transcendent goatee; Mitch starred in the 1990 movie “Syngenor” (a cult horror “classic”); Darin can’t tell Mitch and his twin brother, Matthew, apart (one was on “Beverly Hills, 90210” and the other was on “Dawson’s Creek”; Mitch worked on “Saturday Night Live” in the late 1970s; Darin loves teen-drama television (probably a little too much); and both Mitch and Darin play golf with hickory clubs from the 1920s instead of modern equipment, exemplifying their love of stick-and-ball games.

Plus, Mitch and Darin discuss how a guest turn on friend Mark Carnevale’s SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio show sparked the idea for “Talking GolfGetaways.” And they offer up a few rejected name suggestions for the show — as well as one that survived the cut (the adopted unofficial alternate title of #2HaggisBags).

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“Talking GolfGetaways with Mitch & Darin” is sponsored by and can be heard on The podcast is also available for download on iTunes Podcasts. New episodes post daily, five days per week.

Mitch Laurance can be found on Twitter @MitchLaurance and Instagram @MitchLaurance.

Darin Bunch can be found @GetawaysGolf on Twitter and @GolfGetaways on Instagram.


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The GolfGetaways crew of Darin Bunch and Mitch Lauarance have decades of golf travels and adventures to share, which they do here at GNN, on their "Talking GolfGetaways" podcast.

“Talking GolfGetaways with Mitch Laurance & Darin Bunch” is sponsored by (#AssetManagement) and can be found on and across the Golf News Net platform. New episodes post semi-regularly (for the most part, except when we’re traveling or golfing or generally having other kinds of fun). “Talking GolfGetaways” is also available on audioBoom, iTunes and Stitcher.

Follow us on Twitter @GetawaysGolf and @MitchLaurance, and use #TalkingGolfGetaways and #2HaggisBags to hit us with your favorite golf-travel stories and recommendations — you just might make it onto a future episode of “Talking GolfGetaways.”