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.
Reflecting on Jarrod Lyle's final battle, then discussing a few minor golf controversies
On this week's show, Ryan talks about the devastating news Jarrod Lyle has stopped treatment for his third battle with leukemia and is pursuing a style of hospice treatment as he prepares to die. It's an emotional opening segment, and hopefully one which pays tribute to the Aussie's remarkable life and fight.
In the second half of the show, Ryan delves into the latest quibbling controversies in golf, including wondering if we're in the process of giving Bryson DeChambeau the Bubba Watson treatment.
The Open recap, and author Tom Coyne on playing golf through Scotland
On this podcast, we look back on The Open, from Francesco Molinari's win, to Tiger Woods' brush with a 15th major title, to Jordan Spieth's collapse, to the amazing venue that is Carnoustie. Where do we go from here? How is the Ryder Cup affected?
Then Ryan is joined by author Tom Coyne to talk about his new book "A Course Called Scotland," in which Coyne chronicles a personal 57-day journey playing through the greatest golf courses in the Home of Golf.
Playing in a Symetra Tour pro-am at French Lick, watching the Senior Women's Open
On this week's podcast, Ryan shares his adventures over the week in Indiana and Illinois. First, Ryan talks about his amazing experience at French Lick Resort and West Baden in Indiana, including playing with Elizabeth Szokol in the Donald Ross Classic pro-am.
Then Ryan digs in on the US Senior Women's Open, spending Friday at Chicago Golf Club to watch JoAnne Carner, Hollis Stacy, Juli Inkster, Jane Crafter and more in the inaugural event.
Saying goodbye to Tiger in DC, and talking Myrtle Beach World Am
On this edition of the show, Ryan shares stories from the final Quicken Loans National. He talks about the life and death of the tournament, and he digs into the Sunday experience walking with Tiger Woods for likely the final time in his hometown.
Then Ryan welcomes Scott Tomasello from the Myrtle Beach World Am to talk about the experience of playing in the event (come join us!), as well what to expect from the festivities on the Grand Strand.
Recapping the 2018 US Open
Ryan recaps the 2018 US Open from Shinnecock Hills, kicking things off with what seemed to set apart Brooks Koepka from Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and the rest of the weekend contenders. Then he gets into the Phil Mickelson debacle and shares his nuanced view on what happened, including why Mickelson deserved to be disqualified. Finally, Ryan talks about the USGA's setup choices throughout the week and makes clear this approach rightfully weeds out much of the field before the tournament begins.
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