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.
Looking back on our Sweetens Cove takeover and a great Tour Championship
We're back from our incredible Sweetens Cove Shootout, and Ryan recaps some of the highlights from our first-ever audience trip. (Tell us where you'd like to travel with us!) Also, Ryan digs into the success of the Tour Championship and the new format to determine the FedEx Cup champion.
Will the new Tour Championship format entice you?
On this episode, we discuss the Tour Championship. Will the PGA Tour's new Tour Championship format make the FedEx Cup more exciting? Also, we dig into the European Tour's new, aggressive pace-of-play policy, hoping what they learn may mean big changes on the PGA Tour.
Recapping The Open - Shane's win, Rory's realization and more
On this episode, Ryan recaps The 2019 Open Championship from Royal Portrush, analyzing Shane Lowry's brilliant play under pressure and on his biggest stage, Rory McIlroy's furious Friday comeback and his takeaways from a remarkable week. Ryan also shares details from his trip to French Lick Resort and playing in a Symetra Tour pro-am with Leona Maguire. Finally, Ryan punches back against the Memphis Commercial-Appeal columnist who dug a lazy column out of a single, poignant tweet.
FLASHBACK: Tom Watson talks the 2009 Open months after his close call
It's been 10 years since Tom Watson was a yard away from winning the Open Championship at the age of 59. In October 2009, Mr. Watson joined me to talk about his game, his experiences at Turnberry and what he thought about that week just months after one of the most incredible runs in major championship history.
The Road to The Open and playing dream golf courses
On this episode, Ryan talks about the 3M Open and the upcoming Open at Royal Portrush, as well why it could be such an important event beyond golf. Then Ryan digs in on an interesting social media question of which courses you'd play for the rest of your life. Finally, Ryan explains his plans to air The 19th Hole twice per week starting in the second half of July.