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Recorded in a basement in Whitby, Ontario, Ready Golf is the ultimate destination for the amateur golfer. Join hosts Eric Acosta and Brent Jones as they cover the biggest headlines from the tours, interview guests, and chase their ultimate goal of breaking 80.
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With the 148th edition of the Open Championship returning to Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years, not many people know what to expect out of Royal Portrush. So, to help us with our preview show, we’ve once again called in the expert - Golf Talk Canada’s Mark Zecchino. In this week’s episode Mark discusses what to look for out of the course and some of the biggest names in the field. He also shares some of his expert picks and gives us an idea of who to watch out for atop the leaderboard. Later in the episode, Eric and Brent also offer their usual head, heart and wildcard picks and shed some insight on who they believe has the best chance to bring home the coveted Claret Jug. For a deeper look at the year’s fourth and final major, check out Golf Talk Canada’s Acura at the Majors show Wednesday afternoon on TSN. Keep up with Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/
This week college phenom Matthew Wolff made his official entrance into the winner’s circle on the PGA Tour, taking home the 3M Open title in only his 3rd start as a professional. Wolff’s incredible weekend run was capped off by a clutch eagle putt on the 72nd hole to edge out Bryson DeChambeau and fellow rookie Collin Morikawa by one stroke. This episode recaps Wolff’s performance as well as a strong showings from a whole group of Canadians, led by Adam Hadwin’s 4th place finish. After the recap, Eric, Brent and John catch up on some of the golf they’ve played over the past couple of weeks. John takes us through a quick review of Piper’s Heath Golf Club, and Brent and John revisit their thrilling 9-hole skins game played out at Toronto Hunt Club. Join us next week as we’re joined by friend-of-the-pod Mark Zecchino to help us preview the final major of the PGA season, The Open Championship. Keep up with Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/  
No tour news this week since we’ve all been away enjoying the Canada Day long weekend! However, last week we had the opportunity to sit down for an extended interview with Jason Logan, editor of SCOREGolf Magazine and co-host of SCOREGolf TV. In the interview, Jason discusses his background, how he got into golf media, and some of his more memorable interviews. He also takes a deep dive into what goes into creating the renowned Top 100, a ranking of Canada’s best golf courses. Finally, Jason discusses some of his own personal stories and what makes golf so important to him. Check out scoregolf.com for the latest golf news and a comprehensive list of course reviews. You can also follow Jason on Twitter at @jasonSCOREGolf and catch him on SCOREGolf TV Tuesdays at 1pm ET on TSN4. Keep up with Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/
In this week’s episode, Eric and Brent unveil the new course rating system that Ready Golf will be implementing moving forward. One of the original ideas behind this podcast was to talk about things at a local level that are more relevant to the average golfer. Our course ratings look at some of the popular courses that anybody would play and help to evaluate them in terms that the everyday golfer can appreciate. Our course ratings are made up of 7 factors: condition, design, difficulty, entertainment, facilities and overall experience. To demonstrate an example, we go through these categories for a course that Eric and Brent played together on Sunday, Mill Run Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ontario. Keep up with Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/
US Open Recap (RG12)

US Open Recap (RG12)

2019-06-1900:50:29

Fresh off the parade celebrating the Toronto Raptors’ NBA title, Eric and Brent recap some of the top moments from this year’s US Open. We talk about Gary Woodland’s unshakeable final round, Brooks Koepka’s run at history, and a few other big names who came out at Pebble Beach. We also take some time to discuss Brooke Henderson and her incredible achievement of winning the Meijer LPGA Classic and securing her place as the most decorated Canadian professional golfer with her 9th tour victory. We also discuss whether she can carry her momentum into the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship this week and see who may be her biggest threat at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Keep up with Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/
In the first half of this week’s show, we wrap up our coverage of the RBC Canadian open, by recapping Rory’s incredible victory - his 16th on tour and first on Canadian soil! We discuss his dominant weekend as well as catch up on some of the other big names in the event, including some strong performances by a few Canadians in the field. Then, we reconnect once again with Boyd Mickle to get his firsthand take on how the course played and get some highlights from his weekend. We then shift our attention to the next big event: the US Open taking place at the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links (36:04). Here we take a quick look at the venue, known for its signature ocean views and tiny greens, and then John, Brent and Eric make their picks for the week. Reach out to Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/
Welcome to Part 2 of Ready Golf’s RBC Canadian Open coverage! Late last week it was announced that another round of huge names would be making their way to the Hamilton Golf & Country Club. Justin Thomas, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson will now be joining Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and a roster of other world-class PGA Tour talent as they compete for our national championship. This week, we take a close look at what has become the strongest field the tournament has seen in years. First we run down all of the Canadian participants, including Adam Hadwin, Corey Conners and Mackenzie Hughes, and discuss who has the best chances of bringing the championship back home north of the border for the first time in 65 years. We then take the rest of the field into consideration and make our traditional head, heart and wildcard picks. Finally, we wrap up the episode with some spectator tips and strategies. Heading down to the Open? Let us know who you are excited to see and what you’re looking forward to most at this year’s tournament. Reach out to Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/
In a special bonus edition of Ready Golf, we talk to friend of the pod Boyd Mickle about his recent trip to Augusta National. Boyd had the privilege of playing the course just 10 days before the opening round of the Masters. From staying in the Eisenhower Cabin to teeing off with Adam Scott watching on, it really was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This conversation was originally recorded with Boyd in Part 1 of our RBC Canadian Open Preview. Check back next week as we take a deep dive into the field in Part 2.
With only two weeks to go until our national championship begins, Ready Golf kicks off this week with Part 1 of our RBC Canadian Open preview! This episode covers a brief history of the historic event and outlines some major changes that are taking place this year; the first being the change in date, moving up to June from July. The second change is a shift in venue, returning to the Hamilton Golf & Country Club for the first time since 2012. We discuss the impact that both of these factors will have on this year’s tournament and how it has led to the strongest field of competition that we’ve seen in recent years. We then take a deep dive into the venue. Eric, Brent and John traveled down to Ancaster and were joined by member Boyd Mickle as he took the guys on a course tour and recorded a live interview on location. Boyd has been a member at Hamilton G&CC for over 30 years and was able to share some first hand experience with the course, its evolution, and the impact of hosting a PGA Tour event. A one-time competitive golfer himself, Boyd also regaled us with some unbelievable stories about playing some of golf’s most famous venues, such as Royal County Downs, Augusta National and Whistling Straits, as well as run-ins with past and present PGA Tour pros. Special thanks to both Boyd Mickle and the Hamilton Golf & Country Club for their hospitality! Join us next week for Part 2 of our Canadian Open preview as we shift our focus to the players, picking our favourites and adding insights on what we’ll be watching out for. We want to hear from you! Get in touch with Ready Golf at:Instagram - @readygolfpodTwitter - @readygolfpodFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/
It was another exciting week on tour with Brooks Koepka continuing his dominance to defend his title at the PGA Championship. The win was Brooks’ 4th career major, which puts him in some pretty elite company. With Brent away on vacation, Ready Golf is pleased to introduce you to guest host John Wearing, who will be assisting with our PGA Championship coverage. John will be joining the guys at Ready Golf moving forward as a frequent co-host, contributor, and all-around good guy. But fear not fans of oversized gingers, we also managed to bring Brent in all the way from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina! This episode we spend a bit of time getting to know John, catching up with Brent, and (eventually) getting to our PGA Championship recap, which includes: Brooks’ historic run DJ making it interesting Did Jordan Spieth finally figure it out? What’s the deal with Phil’s gum?? Check back next week for Part 1 of our RBC Canadian Open preview! We want to hear from you! Get in touch with Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/
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