The 19th Hole Golf Show is a golf podcast featuring in-depth intelligent discussion of the most important topics in golf. Each week, host Ryan Ballengee tackles topics ranging from professional tournament news to issues facing the amateur, everyday golfer.
On this episode, Ryan talks about his experience of playing Shinnecock Hills Golf Club for US Open preview day. He takes you on a complete tour of the Southampton, N.Y., club, including the current setup, the demands on each hole and what players can expect inside the ropes as they battle for the national championship.
This was a likely once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and Ryan is beaming with excitement to share it all.
Golf betting is coming, and Trinity Forest is a beauty
On this episode of the show, Ryan talks about the potential impact on professional golf of legalized and regulated sports betting in the wake of the landmark Supreme Court decision. What could go wrong? What do we know so far? Then Ryan digs in on AT&T Byron Nelson host Trinity Forest, raving about the Coore-Crenshaw design outside in Dallas.
Making golf yours, and talking the state of golf with Josh Jacobs
On this episode, Ryan digs into the fun of the Zurich Classic, as well the great winning moment shared by the Jutanugarn sisters at the LPGA's Los Angeles event. It's a segue into talking about the beauty of golf being for the player whatever the want it to be -- and the truth that no one person should try to commandeer what the sport means.
Then Ryan is joined on National Golf Day by friend and TGA Premier Sports owner Josh Jacobs to talk about his business, junior golf, getting kids and families in the game and golf participation.
Reaction and fallout from the 2018 Masters
This episode is all about the 2018 Masters, of course. Patrick Reed wins, and the story about more than him winning. It's about how he got to this point, what he changed about his approach to Augusta to get the green jacket, how his past informs his present and future, and what's next for a guy who is beloved on American teams but wasn't beloved on Sunday.
We dig into Alan Shipnuck's Sunday night piece on Reed and his relationship with his family, trying to figure out what from what.
We also get into the weeks turned in by Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm.
Guest Dean Snell and experiencing golf in Houston
On this episode, we're joined by Snell Golf founder Dean Snell to talk about his new MTB Red and MTB Black golf balls, his company four years into it, as well the experience of making golf balls for the average golfer. Dean is always a great guest, and his insights into the golf ball and the golf business are a must-listen.
Ryan also shares his experiences in Houston for a few days, including playing golf with Steve Elkington, meeting Jack Burke Jr., and more on what's coming in the future with Secret Golf.
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