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Next on the Tee with Chris Mascaro

On Next on the Tee we believe that PGA & LPGA Legends, players, top instructors and media members tell great stories that you'll really enjoy listening to. We are a golf podcast that challenges the notion that you have to be controversial or focused on Tiger Woods' swing or personal life in order to get people to listen. The way we challenge that notion is by bringing you a great lineup of guests every week who their share stories from inside the ropes plus insights and playing lessons that can help all of us lower our scores, improve our mental approach, and get more enjoyment out the game. We research the details and don't ask the simple general questions. We hope you'll make us a regular part of your golf content consumption.

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Great Tips from Top Instructors Tim Cusick & Shane LeBaron, Plus Reflections From 1979 Bay Hill Invitational Champion Bob Byman & 1977 US Amateur Champion John Fought


In this episode I'm joined by Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Tim Cusick, 1979 Bay Hill Classic Champion Bob Byman, Cherry Hills Director of Instruction Shane LeBaron, and 1977 US Amateur Champion John Fought.

Tim Cusick is now a member of the Education Faculty of the PGA of America at their new headquarters in Frisco, Texas. Tim updates us on how their new facility and two championship golf courses that will host major championships are coming along. He also shares tips for how to read greens, dial in our distance control from 100 yards in, and fix your swing if you're struggling with coming over the top.

Bob Byman shares stories from his college golf days at Wake Forest and how Arnold Palmer encouraged him to go there following a practice round they played together at Pebble Beach when Bob qualified to play in the US Open at age 17. We also hear about how he teamed with Curtis Strange and Jay Haas while at Wake Forest to win back-to-back National Championships in 1974 & '75. Things would come full circle with Mr. Palmer when Bob won the 1979 Bay Hill Invitational, which was the first year Mr. Palmer took over as tournament Host.

Shane LeBaron recently became the first Director of Instruction at Cherry Hills Golf Club which has been the site of many major championships. We all remember Arnold Palmer's charge in the final round to win the 1960 US Open there. Its also seen Andy North win a US Open, Phil Mickelson win a US Amateur, and Jack Nicklaus win a US Senior Open. Shane takes us around the course plus shares the best putting tip I've heard in the 8 years of doing this show.

John Fought shares stories from his college days at BYU and their rich golf history. We also hear how he captured the 1977 US Amateur championship, his time being a part of the victorious US Walker Cup team, his 5th place finish in the 1983 PGA Championship plus his golf course design work.

Tour Legends Dottie Pepper & John Mahaffey Talk Winning Majors, Solheim Cup, Ryder Cup, Ben Hogan, & Making the Transition to TV.


In this edition of the podcast, my guests are LPGA Tour Legend & 2 Time Major Champion Dottie Pepper and 1970 National Champion & 1978 PGA Champion, John Mahaffey.

Dottie Pepper talks about the sports household she grew up in. Her father played professional baseball with the Detroit Tigers organization and was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in March of 1968. We also hear her stories about:

  • Winning the New York State Amateur Championship when she was 15
  • Her college golf days at Furman
  • Finishing low amateur at the 1984 US Open
  • Her two major championship victories both coming at the ANA Inspiration, formerly the Dinah Shore Classic.
  • Being a part of 6 Solheim Cup teams and what the US has to do in order to win the Cup back.
  • The bear that came charging towards her was she was covering the 2008 US Senior Open.
  • And her new book "Letters to a Future Champion" that you can find on her Web site

John Mahaffey shares stories from his college days at the University of Houston. John won the individual National Championship in 1970 and helped the Cougars to back-to-back team titles in 1969 & '70. We hear about his relationship with Ben Hogan and how he became known as "Hogan's Boy". We also hear about his victory a the 1978 PGA Championship, backing up that win the very next week at Pleasant Valley Country Club, being a member of the 1979 Ryder Cup team, and his transition to broadcasting the game.

Tim Simpson, One of the Best Ball Strikers of All-Time, Talks About The Introduction of Metal Woods, Evolution of the Golf Ball, & Winning When You Don't Have Your "A" Game...


Tim Simpson shares stories about his college roommate Chip Beck, plus looks back to when he was first presented with a medal wood to test out, the evolution of the golf ball, and how often he actually had his "A" game, if he won all of those times or did he piece together some of those wins?

Kip Henley, PGA Tour Caddie Talks US Ryder Cup Team, Par 3 Hole-In-Ones Don't Count, & Finding The Right Player...


Kip Henley tells us why a hole-in-one on a Par 3 doesn't count, which players he'd put on the US Ryder Cup team, if Bryson DeChambeau's requirements of his caddie are over the top, and how to find the right player who cares about the caddie and their time with their family.

Dennis Walters, World Golf Hall of Famer, Talks Overcoming Adversity, US Amateur Championship, Bobby Locke, Jack Nicklaus, & Being Inducted into the HOF...


Dennis Walters reminisces about his college days playing at North Texas State and competing against Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, and Bruce Lietzke. We also hear about the 1971 US Amateur that he played in, the golf cart accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down, and how he recovered and had to create a new dream. Dennis also talks about his relationship with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus.

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