Ready Golf Podcast

Ready Golf

Recorded in a basement in Whitby, Ontario, Ready Golf is the ultimate destination for the amateur golfer. Join hosts Eric, Brent and John as they cover the biggest headlines from the tours, interview guests, and chase their ultimate goal of breaking 80. read less
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Collin Morikawa is the Champion Golfer of the Year (RG81)
Jul 20 2021
Collin Morikawa is the Champion Golfer of the Year (RG81)
While we were unfortunately unable to get Collin on the show this week, we were more than happy to discuss his spectacular victory at the Open Championship in Sandwich, England. Morikawa put on a masterclass in ball striking, playing a near-perfect, bogey-free final round to win the 4th and final men’s major of the year at Royal St. George’s Golf Course. Morikawa is barely two years into his pro career, but he has already cemented himself into the history books and joins some elite company by winning his second major before the age of 25. In addition to Morikawa, we also take some time to discuss: what could have been for Jordan Spieth, who is now officially “back,” and how links golf really suits his game Louis Oosthuizen coming up short once again A fantastic week for Canadians with both Mackenzie Hughes and Corey Conners finishing in the top 20 Bryson’s latest hissy fit, this time directed at the folks at Cobra Golf Some other noteworthy performances, including Phil, Will Zalatoris and Jon Rahm If you’re worried about the upcoming major draught, then fear not! There are still two majors left on the Ladies’ Tour, the first of which is this week at the Evian Championship. World #2 Jin Young Ko looks to defend her title from 2019 after the event was cancelled last year. Check back next week as we gear up for the Olympics and get into the field, the course, and potential podium we’ll see out in Tokyo. Until then, keep up with all things Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/ Or drop us a line at info@readygolf.ca
Preview of the 149th Open at Royal St. George's (RG80)
Jul 13 2021
Preview of the 149th Open at Royal St. George's (RG80)
As the title suggests, we spend most of this week’s episode previewing the highly-anticipated Open Championship, back after being cancelled in 2020. As per usual, Brent takes us through the historic course, some design elements that make it unique, as well as some notable holes to watch out for. While the weather forecast for the weekend isn’t looking too harsh, this course is a great example of true links golf in the most traditional sense and should be a real test for the field. We do things a bit differently with this preview when it comes to breaking down the field. Rather than devoting too much time on the big names who you’ll surely know plenty about, John takes us a bit deeper down the field list and helps identify some great value picks for the week. We also take a look at players who have seen success in their careers playing the Open and find a few stats that will lead to success at St. George’s. Before getting into the preview, we also cover a few headlines: John’s most recent golf excursion Glen Abbey is saved! Recap of the Tours, including some great results for Canadians at the US Senior Open PIP moments of the week Check back next week as we recap all the action from the UK and see who takes home the Claret Jug. Until then, keep up with all things Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/ Or drop us a line at info@readygolf.ca
Nelly Korda Wins the KPMG Women's PGA Championship (RG79)
Jun 29 2021
Nelly Korda Wins the KPMG Women's PGA Championship (RG79)
With Brent away at the cottage this week, Eric and John recap the action from the Atlanta Athletic Club where Nelly Korda put on a dominant performance to bring home her first major victory at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Nelly has been on absolute fire this year, also winning the previous week at the Meijer LPGA Classic. Her final score of -19 was only two strokes shy of tying the record score relative to par at a women’s major championship. We also discuss a valiant effort put forth by Lizette Salas who was unable to match Nelly’s play, but also separated herself from the pack, finishing in second place, 6 strokes clear of the third place finisher. And what would any major championship be without some controversy? The one knock against Salas’ play was her pace, as she routinely took well over a minute to take her shot. While a slow play penalty was assessed in this tournament, it actually wasn’t against Salas. After a great finish in Atlanta, we turn to a somewhat less exciting finish up in Cromwell, Connecticut where The Travelers Championship took EIGHT playoff holes to determine a winner. While this should has set up to be one of the most thrilling finishes, it ultimately fell completely flat as viewers watched Harris English (the eventual winner) and Kramer Hickok trade pars for over two hours. We wrap up the episode talking about the final qualifiers for the women’s Olympic golf event and John takes us through his PIP moment of the week, which, unsurprisingly, is not PIP related at all. Keep up with all things Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/ Or drop us a line at info@readygolf.ca
US Open Preview (RG77)
Jun 16 2021
US Open Preview (RG77)
This week we skip the headlines and get straight to the good stuff: our 2021 preview of the US Open! This week we see golf’s biggest tournament return to Torrey Pines in beautiful La Jolla, California. Last time the event was hosted at this venue, Tiger woods came out victorious completing his 3rd career grand slam, defeating Rocco Mediate in sudden death holes on a broken leg. Here’s to hoping that something equally as historic will go down this week! In our standard preview format, we open up by talking about the course and some differences we may see from the USGA’s setup vs. the PGA Tour event that takes place here every year. Brent also takes us through some challenging stretches and some ongoing themes and challenges that the course will present all week long. Then we break down some of the field and discuss who we’ll be watching out for this week. John does a deep dive into some key statistics that will lead to success at Torrey and we debate which type of player should come out one top: someone who plays Torrey Pines well, or someone who plays well at the US Open. Finally, we wrap up the episode with some picks for who we think will take home the Championship Trophy and the largest payout of the year. Check back next week for our recap and in the meantime, keep up with all things Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/ Or drop us a line at info@readygolf.ca