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The 19th Hole Golf Show is THE weekly golf talk show on the Internet. The show is a half-hour of news, opinions and analysis, and interviews. Each week, host Ryan Ballengee breaks down the action of the week on the major professional tours. The program also features interviews with major players in the golfing industry - from golf beat reporters, to touring professionals, to golf equipment executives and more! From the beginning of the season, into the silly season, The 19th Hole Golf Show is your source for all things golf.

The 19th Hole Golf Show is THE weekly golf talk show on the Internet. The show is a half-hour of news, opinions and analysis, and interviews. Each week, host Ryan Ballengee breaks down the action of the week on the major professional tours. The program also features interviews with major players in the golfing industry - from golf beat reporters, to touring professionals, to golf equipment executives and more! From the beginning of the season, into the silly season, The 19th Hole Golf Show is your source for all things golf.
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The 19th Hole Golf Show is THE weekly golf talk show on the Internet. The show is a half-hour of news, opinions and analysis, and interviews. Each week, host Ryan Ballengee breaks down the action of the week on the major professional tours. The program also features interviews with major players in the golfing industry - from golf beat reporters, to touring professionals, to golf equipment executives and more! From the beginning of the season, into the silly season, The 19th Hole Golf Show is your source for all things golf.

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English


Episodes

Looking back on our Sweetens Cove takeover and a great Tour Championship

8/27/2019
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We're back from our incredible Sweetens Cove Shootout, and Ryan recaps some of the highlights from our first-ever audience trip. (Tell us where you'd like to travel with us!) Also, Ryan digs into the success of the Tour Championship and the new format to determine the FedEx Cup champion.

Duration:00:33:48

Will the new Tour Championship format entice you?

8/19/2019
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On this episode, we discuss the Tour Championship. Will the PGA Tour's new Tour Championship format make the FedEx Cup more exciting? Also, we dig into the European Tour's new, aggressive pace-of-play policy, hoping what they learn may mean big changes on the PGA Tour.

Duration:00:34:06

Recapping The Open - Shane's win, Rory's realization and more

7/25/2019
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On this episode, Ryan recaps The 2019 Open Championship from Royal Portrush, analyzing Shane Lowry's brilliant play under pressure and on his biggest stage, Rory McIlroy's furious Friday comeback and his takeaways from a remarkable week. Ryan also shares details from his trip to French Lick Resort and playing in a Symetra Tour pro-am with Leona Maguire. Finally, Ryan punches back against the Memphis Commercial-Appeal columnist who dug a lazy column out of a single, poignant tweet.

Duration:00:32:32

FLASHBACK: Tom Watson talks the 2009 Open months after his close call

7/8/2019
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It's been 10 years since Tom Watson was a yard away from winning the Open Championship at the age of 59. In October 2009, Mr. Watson joined me to talk about his game, his experiences at Turnberry and what he thought about that week just months after one of the most incredible runs in major championship history.

Duration:00:09:43

The Road to The Open and playing dream golf courses

7/2/2019
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On this episode, Ryan talks about the 3M Open and the upcoming Open at Royal Portrush, as well why it could be such an important event beyond golf. Then Ryan digs in on an interesting social media question of which courses you'd play for the rest of your life. Finally, Ryan explains his plans to air The 19th Hole twice per week starting in the second half of July.

Duration:00:30:55

Hank Haney's screw up and previewing the Memorial

5/31/2019
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Hank Haney screwed up royally on his SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio show (https://thegolfnewsnet.com/golfnewsnetteam/2019/05/30/hank-haney-suspended-by-pga-tour-from-siriusxm-pga-tour-radio-for-remarks-114574/) . So what happens next for Tiger Woods' old teacher? Ryan plays the audio from "Hank Haney Golf Radio" and digs in on why it's such a bad look. Then he gets into a preview of the Memorial Tournament, leading into the US Open at Pebble Beach as we're nearly onto the third men's major of the...

Duration:00:33:06

Recapping the PGA and the Senior Women's Open

5/21/2019
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On this episode, Ryan recaps the 2019 PGA Championship from Bethpage Black, with Brooks Koepka winning his fourth major championship. We look forward from Koepka's win, as well dig in on the performances of Tiger, DJ, Rory, Spieth and more. Can anyone stop Brooks? Then Ryan talks about his week in the Pinehurst area for the US Senior Women's Open, won by Helen Alfredsson. He gives a special shout out to Jane Crafter for her great week at Pine Needles and shares some details on the golf...

Duration:00:49:13

On Max Homa's amazing journey and liking the PGA in May

5/8/2019
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On this episode, Ryan gets into Max Homa's win at the Wells Fargo Championship, discussing how Homa overcame so much doubt and struggle to get to this incredible point. Homa's win also provides a window into the common struggles of pro golfers, and it shows they're more like us than we think. Also, Ryan shares his thoughts on the PGA Championship being in May, making a better flow for the majors.

Duration:00:31:18

Reacting to the 2019 Masters

4/22/2019
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The 2019 Masters was one of the greatest sporting events of our lifetimes, and with a week to digest it all, Ryan is back to review and react to perhaps the greatest Sunday in major championship history. Ryan goes through the emotions of watching Tiger win major No. 15, what this might portend for the rest of 2019 and the remainder of Woods' career, as well where this Masters ranks for him among the greatest of all time. He then goes into the future fortunes of Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson,...

Duration:00:45:11

Playing golf with Laura Davies at Pine Needles

3/27/2019
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Ryan's back from a trip to the Pinehurst part of North Carolina, playing golf with Dame Laura Davies at Pine Needles to preview the second US Senior Women's Open. Ryan talks about the experience and what a joy it was to watch Dame Laura play some damn good golf (with a rental set, at that). Then he gets into comparing playing Mid Pines with Pine Needles, the strong opinions about both courses, as well the must-drinks and eats in Pinehurst.

Duration:00:37:48

Recapping Rory's win at The Players and my trip to Puerto Rico

3/18/2019
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After a month on the road, Ryan's back to talk about the incredible finish at The Players. TPC Sawgrass was A-plus in March, and the finale on Sunday was the most entertaining of the year. We dig in on Rory McIlroy's win, Jim Furyk's resurgence, Jon Rahm's meltdown and what to expect next March. Ryan kicks off the show talking about his near-month on the road, including playing in the PGA Tour pro-am for the Puerto Rico Open and his trip to the island.

Duration:00:47:53

Matt Kuchar and JB Holmes were both slow to act; did either really win?

2/19/2019
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On this week's show, we had two controversies to discuss coming out of the Genesis Open. After some tone-deaf comments about his payment arrangement with El Tucan to caddie for him in Mexico, Matt Kuchar comes around and agrees to pay David Ortiz his requested $50,000\. So now what? JB Holmes won the Genesis Open on Sunday, and he frustrated a lot of golf fans in the process with is slow (yet clutch) play. The PGA Tour has to do something to improve its product, so why aren't they?

Duration:00:32:00

Ep. 130: Ireland, Scotland, Philly and more in Tom Coyne’s Emergency 9

2/13/2019
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Golf-travel author Tom Coyne returns for this second episode on “Talking GolfGetaways” with answers from around the world — Ireland, Scotland, Philadelphia and the Monterey Peninsula — when taking the Emergency 9 quiz. Plus, his thoughts on haggis, travel roommates, golf raingear and, yes, ball-stampers.

Duration:00:38:05

El Tucan speaks and Phil Mickelson wins again at Pebble

2/12/2019
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On this edition of the podcast, El Tucan (aka David Ortiz), who was the fill-in caddie on the bag for Matt Kuchar's win at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, shared what he was actually paid to loop in Mexico that week. Was he paid enough? What would fix this whole thing? Then we dig into Phil Mickelson's fifth-career win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, including his last-minute push to finish the tournament on Monday. Paul Casey proved himself right in choosing to wait until Monday. Does Phil's...

Duration:00:32:29

What Phoenix gets right, and why the Saudi tournament is wrong

1/31/2019
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After a hiatus of a few weeks for the PGA Show and the launch of GolfTripX.com, Ryan's back to talk about the European Tour's mistake in hosting the Saudi International in Saudi Arabia, as well the other problem countries on golf's global calendar. Then Ryan goes on the other extreme and lauds the Phoenix Open for everything it gets right, including so much more beyond the infamous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale.

Duration:00:33:13

Reviewing the Tourney of Champs and golf's new rules

1/9/2019
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We kick off the 2019 golf year with a new episode going over Xander Schauffele's big win at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Some key takeaways and questions from the win: * Is Xander Schauffele poised to win a major in 2019? * Where does the X-Man rank among the young guns? * Did Justin Thomas' finish inspire him toward a Sony win? Then we look at the Sony Open in Hawaii and the big adjustment players have to make going from Kapalua to Waialae Country Club. We also look at Justin Rose's...

Duration:00:36:10

Talking architecture and more with Nathan Crace

12/6/2018
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In this episode of the show, we talk golf course architecture with architect Nathan Crace. Nathan is a fascinating guy and a great Twitter follow, as well now a podcast host of [his own "The Lipouts Podcast."](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-lipouts-podcast/id1442472301?mt=2) The conversation centers on Nathan's current portfolio of work, what it looks like and how it has progressed over the years. We discuss his beginnings as an architect, building his own three-hole course in his...

Duration:00:57:07

Recapping The Match (Tiger vs. Phil) with Darin Bunch

11/27/2018
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On this episode of The 19th Hole Golf Show, we dedicate an hour-plus to The Match in Las Vegas, where Phil Mickelson defeated Tiger Woods in a 22-hole match played in a circus-like atmosphere at Shadow Creek. GNN's Darin Bunch joins Ryan Ballengee to talk about his experience covering the match. Ryan asks Darin to weigh in on the unique setting of the ultra-private (but public) Shadow Creek, having such small galleries and trying to make sense of the action without a whole lot of help from...

Duration:01:05:18

Our first-ever mailbag show!

11/19/2018
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In the first-ever mailbag show dating back some 16 years, Ryan answers a variety of questions from listeners and Twitter followers about The Match, Tiger vs. Phil, the Official World Golf Ranking, scramble order preferences, which tees to use and so much more. Ryan also recaps the weekend full of redemptive stories from Danny Willett's win in Dubai, to Lexi Thompson's demon-exorcising win on the LPGA, to Charles Howell III ending a 12-year winless skid.

Duration:00:41:31

TPC Danzante Bay trip report

11/6/2018
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In this episode, Ryan talks about his experience at TPC Danzante Bay and the Villas del Palmar in Loreto, Mexico. He gets into the first-night fears passing hurricane remnants might ruin the whole trip, to the gorgeous reveals on the Rees Jones-designed course to the quirks and fun of being at an in-progress resort in an isolated part of Baja California.

Duration:00:42:05