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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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Washington , DC

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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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Episodes

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

Playing The Riviera Country Club

10/19/2018
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On this episode, Ryan recaps his round at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. It was a round that came together somewhat by happenstance but turned out to be a fabulous day on one of the best golf courses on the planet. Ryan talks about strategy and architecture around the George C. Thomas design, compliments one of the best batteries of par 3s in the world and goes into some of the cultural aspects of the club.

Duration:00:35:26

Recapping the 2018 Ryder Cup

10/2/2018
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This episode is dedicated to all things post-2018 Ryder Cup. We dig into why the Americans lost, ranging from analyzing their play and pairings, to digging into the interpersonal conflicts, captain's decisions and unfortunate circumstances which partially led to the Americans continuing a losing skid in Europe since their last win there in 1993. Ryan gets into what Jim Furyk could have done differently (not much) given the hand he was dealt, where this Ryder Cup leaves the Ryder Cup...

Duration:00:48:57

Ryder Cup preview and predictions, and looking back on Tiger's Tour Championship win

9/27/2018
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On this episode, Ryan reviews and recaps Tiger Woods' Tour Championship win, taking you back through the comeback to this point and recognizing the absolute absurdity that is his 80th PGA Tour win. Spinning forward, it's easy to imagine Tiger doing some things that seemed months ago to be out of reach. Then Ryan makes his predictions for the Ryder Cup, looking at the Friday fourball matches and making an overall prediction from there. Can the Americans end a generational losing streak in...

Duration:00:33:54

FedEx Cup fidgeting, Congressional's long term hosting and a big thank you

9/19/2018
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The FedEx Cup is changing in a big way starting next season, and Ryan breaks down the changes and assesses if they actually accomplish what the PGA Tour is hoping they'll do. Then Ryan digs in on Congressional's 15-year commitment to PGA of America events, Keith Foster's restoration of the Blue Course and why these venues are announced 20 years in advance. Finally, on the eve of the Ryder Cup, Ryan talks about why the Ryder Cup is so important as a marker for his career and offers thanks...

Duration:00:45:14

Reviewing the World Am and my return to tournament golf, featuring Mitch Laurance

9/6/2018
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This episode is all about my experience playing the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap (Not For Me) Championship. I talk through the process of getting back into competitive golf, the nerves, the breathing, the whole process. I recap some of the highs and lows from four competitive rounds in the Grand Stand, including a massive downpour, a super round at Grande Dunes, getting my game back and meeting 12 really fun playing partners over four rounds. Grand Strand native Mitch Laurance joins...

Duration:01:10:40

PGA Championship review and talking Hogan Golf with Mitch Laurance

8/16/2018
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Brooks Koepka won his second major of 2018 in perhaps of one of Tiger Woods' best-ever major duels (even in a losing effort) at the PGA Championship at Bellerive. We go over the fantastic showdown between the two, throwing in Adam Scott and Justin Thomas. We go over the clutch shots, the big moments and what it all means for Koepka and Woods, as well the Ryder Cup. Then Ryan's GNN compatriot and friend Mitch Laurance, host of the "Talking GolfGetaways" travel podcast, joins the show to...

Duration:00:49:28

Reflecting on Jarrod Lyle's final battle, then discussing a few minor golf controversies

8/1/2018
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On this week's show, Ryan talks about the devastating news Jarrod Lyle has stopped treatment for his third battle with leukemia and is pursuing a style of hospice treatment as he prepares to die. It's an emotional opening segment, and hopefully one which pays tribute to the Aussie's remarkable life and fight. In the second half of the show, Ryan delves into the latest quibbling controversies in golf, including wondering if we're in the process of giving Bryson DeChambeau the Bubba Watson...

Duration:00:38:12

The Open recap, and author Tom Coyne on playing golf through Scotland

7/25/2018
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On this podcast, we look back on The Open, from Francesco Molinari's win, to Tiger Woods' brush with a 15th major title, to Jordan Spieth's collapse, to the amazing venue that is Carnoustie. Where do we go from here? How is the Ryder Cup affected? Then Ryan is joined by author Tom Coyne to talk about his new book "A Course Called Scotland," in which Coyne chronicles a personal 57-day journey playing through the greatest golf courses in the Home of Golf.

Duration:00:55:06

Playing in a Symetra Tour pro-am at French Lick, watching the Senior Women's Open

7/16/2018
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On this week's podcast, Ryan shares his adventures over the week in Indiana and Illinois. First, Ryan talks about his amazing experience at French Lick Resort and West Baden in Indiana, including playing with Elizabeth Szokol in the Donald Ross Classic pro-am. Then Ryan digs in on the US Senior Women's Open, spending Friday at Chicago Golf Club to watch JoAnne Carner, Hollis Stacy, Juli Inkster, Jane Crafter and more in the inaugural event.

Duration:00:32:37

Saying goodbye to Tiger in DC, and talking Myrtle Beach World Am

7/2/2018
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On this edition of the show, Ryan shares stories from the final Quicken Loans National. He talks about the life and death of the tournament, and he digs into the Sunday experience walking with Tiger Woods for likely the final time in his hometown. Then Ryan welcomes Scott Tomasello from the Myrtle Beach World Am to talk about the experience of playing in the event (come join us!), as well what to expect from the festivities on the Grand Strand.

Duration:00:37:34

Recapping the 2018 US Open

6/19/2018
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Ryan recaps the 2018 US Open from Shinnecock Hills, kicking things off with what seemed to set apart Brooks Koepka from Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and the rest of the weekend contenders. Then he gets into the Phil Mickelson debacle and shares his nuanced view on what happened, including why Mickelson deserved to be disqualified. Finally, Ryan talks about the USGA's setup choices throughout the week and makes clear this approach rightfully weeds out much of the field before the tournament...

Duration:00:44:28

Feeling like you belong in golf

6/4/2018
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On this episode, Ryan digs in on his recent piece on seeking a feeling of belonging in golf, as well the overwhelming outpouring of reaction to the article. While he feels golf at the elite end has a potentially toxic culture for the sport, the idea of being a golf snob isn't exclusive to being wealthy. Ryan also commits to bringing more stories of golf as most of us experience it.

Duration:00:32:58

Playing Shinnecock Hills before the US Open

5/24/2018
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On this episode, Ryan talks about his experience of playing Shinnecock Hills Golf Club for US Open preview day. He takes you on a complete tour of the Southampton, N.Y., club, including the current setup, the demands on each hole and what players can expect inside the ropes as they battle for the national championship. This was a likely once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and Ryan is beaming with excitement to share it all.

Duration:00:34:41

Golf betting is coming, and Trinity Forest is a beauty

5/17/2018
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On this episode of the show, Ryan talks about the potential impact on professional golf of legalized and regulated sports betting in the wake of the landmark Supreme Court decision. What could go wrong? What do we know so far? Then Ryan digs in on AT&T Byron Nelson host Trinity Forest, raving about the Coore-Crenshaw design outside in Dallas.

Duration:00:34:30

Making golf yours, and talking the state of golf with Josh Jacobs

4/26/2018
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On this episode, Ryan digs into the fun of the Zurich Classic, as well the great winning moment shared by the Jutanugarn sisters at the LPGA's Los Angeles event. It's a segue into talking about the beauty of golf being for the player whatever the want it to be -- and the truth that no one person should try to commandeer what the sport means. Then Ryan is joined on National Golf Day by friend and TGA Premier Sports owner Josh Jacobs to talk about his business, junior golf, getting kids and...

Duration:00:59:14

Reaction and fallout from the 2018 Masters

4/9/2018
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This episode is all about the 2018 Masters, of course. Patrick Reed wins, and the story about more than him winning. It's about how he got to this point, what he changed about his approach to Augusta to get the green jacket, how his past informs his present and future, and what's next for a guy who is beloved on American teams but wasn't beloved on Sunday. We dig into Alan Shipnuck's Sunday night piece on Reed and his relationship with his family, trying to figure out what from what. We also...

Duration:00:42:21

Guest Dean Snell and experiencing golf in Houston

3/30/2018
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On this episode, we're joined by Snell Golf founder Dean Snell to talk about his new MTB Red and MTB Black golf balls, his company four years into it, as well the experience of making golf balls for the average golfer. Dean is always a great guest, and his insights into the golf ball and the golf business are a must-listen. Ryan also shares his experiences in Houston for a few days, including playing golf with Steve Elkington, meeting Jack Burke Jr., and more on what's coming in the future...

Duration:00:49:21

Is there a fix for the WGC-Match Play, and Rory on fan behavior

3/23/2018
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On this episode, Ryan talks about the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and gets into the annual complaining about the round-robin format. Should we be longing for the days of single elimination, or is there a unicorn format out that which would make everyone happy? (There isn't.) Ryan also gets into the latest comments from Rory McIlroy and PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan about fan behavior.

Duration:00:34:16

Tiger's back, baby, and golf is counter-cultural now

3/14/2018
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On this edition of The 19th Hole, Ryan Ballengee is back from his golf trip and winning the Old Greensburg Cup, and Tiger Woods is back, too! We talk about Tiger Woods' tremendous run at the Valspar Championship and reflect on how amazing his rise to nearly winning in just four 2018 starts really is. What's next for Woods? Can he win at Bay Hill? (Of course he can.) Ryan also kicks off the show by talking about his great week in Orlando at Reunion Resort for one of the best weeks of his...

Duration:00:40:20