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"Fore Play" is a weekly podcast by common golfers, for common golfers. Trent, Riggs, Frankie, Lurch, and their wide variety of guests talk about everything golf like normal folks sitting at a bar watching coverage, venting about the game's difficulties, and weighing in on pro gossip. Your classic golf addicts, the "Fore Play" crew brings a young, unique voice to the rapidly-evolving game, discussing freely and openly everything golf. There is nothing like it.
303 Episodes
Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele


Xander Schauffele (31:39), the 7th-ranked player in the world, joins the show for the first time (with his dad!). We dig into nerve levels on the 13th tee at Augusta when Xander realized he was leading the 2019 Masters, confidence going into this year’s Masters, his journey to becoming a top-10 player in the world winks at the Presidents Cup, Frankie’s chipping, Riggs losing to a 12-year-old, and MUCH more.
Trent The Corn Protector

Trent The Corn Protector


A fun history of Trent the security guard spawns from a conversation about how much we appreciate Barstool. We also get into Bryson carrying the ball 400+ yards, the Fore Man Scramble potentially having its next opponent, Cantlay prevailing in California, Hoodie Rory, Bermuda, golf course pet peeves, and MUCH more.
A lot happening. We’re joined by 6’7 country star Matt Stell (47:57) to talk college aliases, golfing with other stars, zoom songwriting & much more. In headlines, our “old” friend Geoff Shackelford couldn’t figure out his zoom for a question with Tiger, Maury dragged Riggs’ swing, several From The Galleries, can adults wear jerseys to games, and a whole lot more.
We take a trip down memory lane, reliving some old stories and monumental events that got us where we are today. A huge thanks to all our listeners and followers who helped get us here. Then we’re joined by Alfonso Ribeiro (41:26) who, once again, gets enthrallingly analytical about the golf swing. In Headlines, Phil Mickelson was mean to the Champions Tour, Jason Kokrak broke through after 230+ PGA TOUR starts, and Tiger Woods is back this week.
Brock Nelson and Mel Reid!

Brock Nelson and Mel Reid!


We’ve got a jam-packed show for you. Two guests. An American hero, a good guy who plays hard and loves the game, Brock Nelson (37:06) of the New York Islanders. And the recent first-time LPGA Tour winner, a badass Brit who could outdrink us the whole way down a mountain, Mel Reid. (87:45) With Brock we discuss his and Frankie’s golf relationship, how he got into golf growing up in a 1700 person town, being a lefty who putts righty, the NHL bubble, and more. With Mel we talk about getting in trouble for partying after winning, snowboarding in the offseason, and much more. Amongst us, we breakdown the CJ Cup this weekend and its strong field, DJ having COVID, aces on par 4s, and more.
2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman (44:40) joins the show and we get into Bryson DeChambeau and his distance preparing to descend upon Augusta, Matthew Fitzpatrick’s comments, what makes Augusta so diabolical on approach shots, Bobby Jones stories, and much more. Amongst ourselves, we react to Frankie’s choice to wear a collarless shirt to Devon Toews’ wedding and recap Riggs’ bachelor party at Big Cedar Lodge.
J.T. Poston (19:15) joins the show for the first time. We discuss a freak eye injury on the driving range at Winged Foot, flat brims, Bryson bombing balls into the equipment trucks in Vegas, and being the “other JT.” In Fore Play news, Trent’s been reading and Riggs claims he has been too, but there’s some debate around his definition of “reading.” Also: who’s the best current player on the pod, Phil’s decided to embarrass the seniors again, and John Daly makes an ace on a green with 11 holes.
Much has occurred in the world since our last pod. Sergio won while putting with his eyes closed. Aaron Rai won with iron covers. The president has COVID. Augusta went from brown to green. We discuss the possibility of Bryson flipping golf on its head by destroying Augusta National, debate if we’ve already shot our career lows or not, discussed whether putting with your eyes closed is insane or not, and how to handle missed “gimmies”.
Are We Unstoppable?

Are We Unstoppable?


2-0 baby, 2 and 0. The Fore Man Scramble has officially beaten Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, Morgan Wallen, and Hardy in a scramble match at Troubadour Golf Club and we recap the entire round on today’s show. We also answer some From The Gallery questions such as does a hole in one on the 19th hole at Payne’s Valley count, do we have disdain for muni and local courses cause we play so many nice ones, and more.
Justin Rose (33:20) joins the show for the first time to discuss poetic insight from a local caddie at the 2013 U.S. Open, being the 2016 Olympic gold medalist, & being a Ryder Cup stalwart. Then we breakdown the MASSIVE Fore Man Scramble match vs Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, Morgan Wallen & Hardy. Who wins? Who’s got the edge? Who doesn’t? We also get into Big Cedar Lodge, the Barstool Classic, the Barstool Golf Society on 2k, and much more.
Jack Nicklaus on Fore Play

Jack Nicklaus on Fore Play


Jack Nicklaus joins the show. Yes, the Golden Bear, with his 18 majors and 73 pga tour wins, sits down with Riggs to discuss distance issues in the current game, Tiger Woods chasing his records, how different the golf ball was in his day, how good his current golf game is and MUCH more. Then, the crew discusses Payne’s Valley and a potential HUGE interaction with Tiger.
We react to Bryson DeChambeau pulling off the ultimate vindication and dominating the U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Riggs & Frankie we’re onsite, spoke to Bryson, interviewed him, and even got a pizza review from him. In From The Gallery, if you got to play Augusta but had to use only special Augusta golf balls in the shop at $200 a piece, how many would you buy?
Winged Foot, Do Your Thing

Winged Foot, Do Your Thing


The time has come. The U.S. Open, at perhaps its most grueling venue, is upon us. We discuss the turf crew who has so tirelessly prepared the golf course, the players who know they’re in for something wild, and our expectations entering the competition. We met and chatted with Patrick Reed for the first time. We broke the ice with Rickie Fowler. We exchanged back-patting with Phil Mickelson. This and much more as the 2020 U.S. Open begins.
It’s here. It’s finally here. The U.S. Open at Winged Foot has arrived, and the hype is REAL about the course condition, the difficulty, the “classic” U.S. Open expectations. We speak with Jason Gore (24:16), the USGA’s senior director of player relations & a member of the setup team, about the course, what the players can expect, and how he manages those expectations. Then we’re joined by Winged Foot’s head superintendent, Steve Rabideau (73:42), to dive deeper into this iconic venue, its famous greens, and the stellar team and commitment it takes to keep Winged Foot’s 36 holes in championship condition day in and day out.
The PGA champ (6:03) rejoins the show after first coming on April 27th. This is a really, really good one. We discuss Tiger telling Collin “welcome to the major club,” the back nine at the PGA, the decision to hit driver on 16, beating JT in a playoff at the Workday, the upcoming U.S. Open and MUCH more.
The tour championship has concluded about exactly as everyone predicted. That’s cool. DJ is the best and it’s not close. We discuss Novak Djokovic smoking a line judge with a tennis ball and getting booted from the Open but we’re not a tennis podcast. We discuss Islanders vs Lightning but we’re not a hockey podcast. We’re onto Winged Foot and onto several From The Galleries including: do you wear headphones to the range, how loud do you yell “FORE,” and where did Bryson go?
The tour finale is here. Dustin Johnson will tee off 10-under par and the winner takes home $15M. It’s an interesting week to say the least. Speaking of interesting, Phil dropped a praising-Tiger tweet from the clouds. We discuss all this, Jack’s 5.6 handicap index, a match play major, deadly snakes on the course and much more.
Olympia Fields just delivered an all time finish with Rahm and DJ draining MONSTER putts on 18 with everything on the line. We breakdown the BMW Championship, the conditions of the course, the latest with the Barstool Golf Society on PGA TOUR 2k21 and the upcoming U.S. Open. We also take several From The Galleries, including: Could we beat an 80 year old Jack? What would you shoot at Augusta if you began every hole at the farthest point on each green from the hole?
The most recent Major Champion, Sophia Popov (43:23) joins the show to breakdown her win and discuss her career. From overcoming Lyme disease, losing her LPGA Tour card, missing a short putt to get status last year, to just last week being ranked No. 304 in the world and winning at Royal Troon, Sophia’s story is amazing. Before, we discuss Frankie and Lurch’s experience at Winged Foot as things get heated, BMW Championship, Bryon’s odd fake dog story, and more.
Doug Ellin (creator) and Kevin Dillon (Johnny Drama) (56:44) from Entourage join the show. We get tales of Kevin snapping Tom Brady’s driver, Doug’s first-ever golf round playing with Wayne Gretzky, how Kevin recruited Phil Mickelson for a cameo on the show, and much more. In Headlines, DJ shot 30-under and won by 11, a magician rocked the Barstool Classic, we have our own golfing society on PGA TOUR 2k21, Kiz finished T4, and a massive underdog won the women’s British Open.
Comments (6)

Daniel Smith

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Aug 7th

Sam de la Fosse

this show is trash

Aug 13th

Jared Simpson

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Mar 12th

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Oct 5th

Andrew Jessome

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Oct 4th

Brock Hanten

Just found my new favorite podcast. I'm a big fan of playing golf, but watch it on TV sparingly (majors and lazy Sundays). This is perfect for me. Keep it up guys!

Jun 29th
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