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Folks another HUGE thank you to all of you and to The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for awarding Next on the Tee the 2021 Gold Stamp for Sports Podcasts and to the Communicator Awards for their Awards of Excellence in 2022 for the show in the Sports, Golf Podcast, and Host categories. I am so overcome with gratitude and joy that the judges for both entities reviewed the show and chose to stamp it with Excellence. Thank you to all of my guests for sharing their stories, insights, and playing lessons each week, you are the true stars of the show. Thank you as well to all of the show's listeners and supporters who are there each week cheering the show on. These awards are all of yours as well. None of it would have happened without you and the grace of God.
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Golf's greatest Legends, Players, & the Top Instructors in the game join me each week. You'll hear from Major Champions, Tour Players, Caddies, Writers, and Broadcasters, plus tips from Top Instructors from around the country, to help you play better and have more fun out on the course.
On Next on the Tee, the guests are the stars of the show. I tee up the questions and then get out of the way, so you get their insights and opinions, not mine. I challenge the notion that you have to be controversial or focused on Tiger Woods' private life to get people to listen.
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2022 Guest Schedule
March 15th: Tom Patri, Billy Mayfair, Hal Sutton, & Olin Browne
March 22nd: Mitch Laurance, John Mahaffey, Jim Gallagher Jr., Dustin Brekke, & Eddie Drye
March 29th: Tom Patri, Tom Purtzer, Mark Calcavecchia, & Rick Fehr
April 5th: Tim Simpson, Rob Strano, John Cook, & Keith Stewart
April 12th: Eric Johnson, Frank Nobilo, John Patrick, & Suzy Whaley
April 26th: Scott McCarron, Bob Ford, Matthew Laurance, & Chris Koske
May 3rd: Evan Schiller, Dave Stockton Jr., Dr. Bern Bernacki, & Megan Younkman
May 10th: Tom Patri, Scott Verplank, Linda Hartough, & Keith Hirshland
May 17th: Bill Bergin & Kevin Roman
May 31st: Jane Blalock, Charlie Meechem, Jeff Tracy, & Damon Hack
June 7th: Tim Simpson, Ian Baker-Finch, Paul Tesori, & Kip Henley
June 14th: Brian Jacobs, Cindy Miller, Nancy Quarcelino, & David Pursell
June 21st: Tom Patri, Debbie O'Connell, Charlie Mechem, & Steve Yellin
June 28th: Dottie Pepper, Nick O'Hern, & Michael Breed
July 5th: Tom Patri, Bob Grissett, Christian Sheehan, & Kyle Groth
July 12th: Rob Strano, Mark Wiebe, Bill Bergin, Rees Jones, & Duane Horton
July 26th: John Mahaffey, Shaun Micheel, Bob Lazzari, & Nathan Grube
August 9th: Bob Friend Jr., Donnie Hammond, & Tim Cusick
August 16th: Tom Patri, Mark Calcavecchia, & Jon Goin
August 23rd: Scott Hamilton & Ron Cross
August 30th: Tom Patri, Tom Purtzer, Bob Estes, and Bruce Devlin
September 6th: Neal Lancaster, Juli Inkster, & Chris Finn
September 13th: Tom Patri, Allison Fillmore, & Brend Calcavecchia
September 20th: Charlie Rymer, Chris Carter, Liberty Devitto, & Bob Winskowicz
September 27th: Tom Patri, Mark Lye, Jonathan Shuskey, & Tony Ruggiero
October 4th: Rob Strano, Keith Hirshland, Brandon Stooksbury, & Russ Holden
October 11th: Tom Patri, Matthew Laurance, Hal Sutton, & Ross Greenburg
Article of the Week
KAYLA HOLDEN WINS SEA ISLAND WOMEN’S AMATEUR
by Kevin Price of AmateurGolf.com
Kayla Holden hit perhaps the prettiest 6-iron of her life Thursday afternoon into the 18th green on the Seaside Course to finish with a birdie at the last and pull out the victory in the Sea Island Women’s Amateur.
The University of Tennessee golfer stuck her approach from 165 yards into the elevated green about six feet below the hole and sank the putt for a three to claim a two-shot win in just the second edition of this tournament played at the Sea Island Golf Club on the Georgia coast.
“It was the perfect number,” Holden said of her second shot into 18.
Holden, from Port St. Lucie, Fla., figured she would have to do something special as she put it to win in regulation. Late in the round, she was tied for the lead with defending champion Hannah Levi who plays at Mississippi State along with College of Charleston standout Emma Schimpf.
But Schimpf fell out of contention when she couldn’t save par from a greenside bunker on the par-3 17th hole and then made a triple-bogey at the last when her second shot from a downhill lie in the fairway found a water hazard well short of the green.
Schimpf ended up settling for a 1-over 71 score on the day and a 2-over 212 total for the three rounds which left her tied for fifth overall.
Levi dropped a shot at the par-4 16th and parred the last two holes to post an even-par 210 score over the three rounds which included her 1-under 69 in the closing round. She would wind up tying for the runner-up spot this summer along with Kentucky native Laney Frye who also shot even-par 210 for the week after a final-round 68.
Frye, who plays at the University of Kentucky and played earlier this summer in the U.S. Women’s Open, also tied for second last year in the inaugural Sea Island event as she finished at 3-under. Frye was the leader after the first round this week when she carded a 4-under 66 which stood as the best single-round score in this year’s tournament.
Levi, a Mississippi native who won last July at 7-under, started Thursday's final 18 five strokes back of second-round leader Caroline Patterson who settled for a 75 over the last round after shooting 69-67 the first two days to take the lead into the third round.
Patterson, who is from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and will join Holden at Tennessee in the fall to begin her collegiate career, ended up solo fourth for the week at 1-over 211.
“I’ve known her for a long time,” Holden said of Patterson. “We played junior golf together. I was excited about playing with her today and look forward to playing with her at Tennessee.”
Holden began the day just two strokes back of Patterson as they played in the final pairing along with Ohio State senior Lauren Peter who would finish tied for fifth at 2-over.
Holden made eight pars and a bogey on her outward nine and made two birdies including the big one at 18 and a bogey on the par-5 15th hole on the back for a level-par 70 score.
A day earlier, she made an eagle at the 15th which got her into red figures and she would post a 68 for the second round. Holden started the tournament with an even-par 70 in Tuesday’s opening round.
Of course, the shot she will long remember is that 6-iron approach at the 18th hole on Thursday. It allowed her to close out what she said is the biggest win to this point in her promising career because of the strength of the field and the locale.
“Sea Island is a special place with a lot of history. A lot of great players have won here,” Holden said.
Now, her name is among the champions crowned at the renowned venue in coastal Georgia, where numerous amateur championships have been held for decades while Sea Island has also staged the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic hosted by the Davis Love Foundation since 2010.
Holden’s win by the seashore was also extra special because her parents were there for every shot. Her mom watched while her father worked with her as her caddy for the week. Russ Holden was a coach and caddy for two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer and also runs Caddy for a Cure on the PGA Tour.
“He knows my game better than anyone, and I trust him,” Holden said. “He kept me calm out there.”
And, there was another reward awaiting Holden on the way home to Florida after playing in her final tournament of the summer this week. There will be a stop-off at the ever-popular mega-convenience store Buc-ee’s which has a growing chain of stores across the country.
She was promised a few delicious treats from there Wednesday night by mom if she won on Thursday.
“We’re going to the nearest one,” Holden said.
The closest location was a little more than an hour south down Interstate 95, fittingly just outside the entrance to the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.
“I’m gonna get whatever I want,” she added.
Mom nodded in approval as she listened nearby.
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