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Korn Ferry Tour digital producer Kevin Prise provides a colorful window into the lives of golf's next wave of stars, visiting with players as they navigate the challenging, yet rewarding path toward the PGA TOUR.

Korn Ferry Tour digital producer Kevin Prise provides a colorful window into the lives of golf's next wave of stars, visiting with players as they navigate the challenging, yet rewarding path toward the PGA TOUR.

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United States

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Korn Ferry Tour digital producer Kevin Prise provides a colorful window into the lives of golf's next wave of stars, visiting with players as they navigate the challenging, yet rewarding path toward the PGA TOUR.

Twitter:

@pgatour

Language:

English


Episodes

Chad Ramey on growing up with LPGA star Ally Ewing, honing craft on nine-hole course, what it means to earn TOUR card

9/30/2021
Kevin Prise is joined by Mississippi State alum Chad Ramey to discuss growing up in Fulton, Mississippi with LPGA star Ally Ewing, lessons learned from honing his craft at nine-hole Fulton CC, meeting his soon-to-be wife Kelly at a college football game, what it means to earn his first PGA TOUR card via The 25 and more.

Duration:00:30:23

Curtis Thompson on lessons from caddying, battling back from struggles and what it means to earn TOUR card

9/16/2021
Kevin Prise is joined by LSU alum Curtis Thompson to discuss what it means to earn his first TOUR card after nearly seven years as a pro, lessons learned from time spent caddying in recent years, how he was able to battle back from a slump to regain Korn Ferry Tour status, the satisfaction of completing his college degree and more.

Duration:00:27:16

Sahith Theegala on life as non-member, chess, basketball, food poisoning, overcoming wrist injury and more

9/2/2021
Kevin Prise is joined by Pepperdine alum Sahith Theegala to discuss navigating the 2020-21 PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour as a non-member en route to securing Korn Ferry Tour Finals entry, his fascination with chess and basketball, overcoming a wrist injury that sidelined him for 11 months as a collegiate player, a bout with food poisoning during the 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season-ending Pinnacle Bank Championship and more.

Duration:00:37:24

Callum Tarren on earning first TOUR card two weeks after birth of first daughter in England

9/2/2021
Kevin Prise is joined by England native Callum Tarren to discuss a whirlwind two weeks that saw him fly from Omaha to England for the birth of his first daughter, then back to the United States for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, where he cemented his first PGA TOUR card with a T4 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. Tarren also discusses his origins in the game, proposing to his fiancee on a mountain, his adventurous spirit and more.

Duration:00:34:16

Taylor Moore on recovering from collapsed lung, hand-eye coordination drills at age 3 and earning TOUR card

8/27/2021
Kevin Prise is joined by Arkansas alum Taylor Moore to discuss suffering a collapsed lung in spring 2019 and his recovery, hand-eye coordination drills at age 3 that have served him well in competitive golf, what it means to earn his first PGA TOUR card after five years on the Korn Ferry Tour and more.

Duration:00:33:04

Vince India on eluding Q-School for first time in decade as a pro, origins on Chicago public courses and more

7/15/2021
Kevin Prise is joined by Chicago native Vince India to discuss clinching a Korn Ferry Tour Finals berth after seven consecutive trips to Final Stage, stories from Q-School, the mental grind of professional golf, growing up on Chicago-area public courses and more.

Duration:00:54:39

Tag Ridings on dramatic TPC Colorado Championship victory at age 46, first win in 19 years

7/14/2021
Kevin Prise is joined by Tag Ridings to discuss his dramatic playoff victory at the TPC Colorado Championship at age 46, setting the record for longest span between Korn Ferry Tour victories at 6,895 days, the value of having his wife Brenda on the bag on Colorado, how the game has evolved in his 24 years as a professional and more.

Duration:00:37:55

Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton on evolution of game in two-decade pro career, meaning of fatherhood and more

6/24/2021
Kevin Prise is joined by two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton to discuss the evolution of professional golf over a two-decade career, the meaning of fatherhood, his continued motivation to chase PGA TOUR dreams, the 10-year anniversary of his first Korn Ferry Tour title in June 2011, a memorable Tiger Woods story and more.

Duration:00:37:34

Kevin Yu on learning game at parents' driving range, competing in U.S. Open as amateur and more

6/20/2021
Kevin Prise is joined by Arizona State alum Kevin Yu to discuss learning the game at his parents' driving range in Chinese Taipei, competing in three U.S. Opens as an amateur, earning Korn Ferry Tour membership via PGA TOUR University and more.

Duration:00:32:01

Wichita Open historian Jay Delling on iconic moments, evolution through 32 years

6/18/2021
Kevin Prise is joined by Wichita Open historian Jay Delling to discuss the event's evolution through 32 years as tournament media director, memorable moments including Ben Crane's 2000 victory as a Monday qualifier, Eric Hoos' festive 1991 title celebrations and more.

Duration:00:31:13

Austin Eckroat on F1 racing, meeting fiancée in day care, impact of PGA TOUR University and more

6/17/2021
Kevin Prise is joined by Oklahoma State alum Austin Eckroat to discuss his fascination with F1 racing, meeting his fiancée in day care, earning Korn Ferry Tour membership via PGA TOUR University and more.

Duration:00:27:05

Paul Barjon on growing up in New Caledonia, banner season on 2019 Mackenzie Tour, cooking specialties and more

2/8/2021
Kevin Prise is joined by New Caledonia native Paul Barjon to discuss growing up on the archipelago of New Caledonia, his sparkling Order of Merit-winning season on the 2019 Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada, his eclectic blend of cooking specialties and more.

Duration:00:40:34

Canada’s Taylor Pendrith on trading hockey for golf, cultivating the long ball, fiancée Meg fighting COVID on front lines and more

12/18/2020
Kevin Prise is joined by Canada native Taylor Pendrith to discuss growing up as a hockey player before falling in love with golf, prodigious driving distance and how he integrates into his game, his fiancée Meg’s career as a nurse and going months without seeing each other during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.

Duration:00:40:38

Princeton alum Evan Harmeling on skiing, volcanoes, working at an Italian supermarket, giving a car to his caddie and more

10/4/2020
Kevin Prise is joined by Princeton alum Evan Harmeling to discuss the grind of a nine-year professional career, adventures around a volcano on PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, his love of skiing, working at an Italian supermarket, winning a car via a hole-in-one and giving it to his caddie, recovering from injury, and more.

Duration:00:38:08

Lee Hodges on growing up in small town of Ardmore, Alabama; insightful text from Justin Thomas; unique proposal story and more

9/15/2020
Kevin Prise is joined by University of Alabama alum Lee Hodges to discuss growing up in the small town of Ardmore, Alabama; an insightful text message he received from Justin Thomas on the morning of the final round of the WinCo Foods Portland Open, en route to his first Korn Ferry Tour victory; the unique story of how he proposed to his fiancée, and more.

Duration:00:31:38

Tommie Sheridan on preparing to run virtual Boston Marathon on Golf Fights Cancer team

8/27/2020
Kevin Prise is joined by Korn Ferry Tour operations staffer Tommie Sheridan to discuss preparations and training for running the virtual Boston Marathon on the Golf Fights Cancer team, in support of the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, fundraising efforts across the Korn Ferry Tour community, and the overall experience of working on the Korn Ferry Tour team.

Duration:00:31:37

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship winner Curtis Luck on first Korn Ferry Tour title

8/23/2020
Kevin Prise is joined by Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship winner Curtis Luck to discuss the emotions behind a clutch up-and-down on the 72nd hole en route to his first Korn Ferry Tour title at the Ohio State University GC (Scarlet), how he was able to flip the switch after three consecutive missed cuts, and what it means to earn his first victory anywhere since 2016.

Duration:00:14:43

Wake Forest alum Will Zalatoris on growing up in Bay Area and Dallas, living with Davis Riley, childhood memories with Scottie Scheffler and more

8/21/2020
Kevin Prise is joined by Wake Forest alum Will Zalatoris to discuss 11 top-25s in his first 13 starts of 2020, growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area and Dallas, living with fellow rising star Davis Riley, learning from the likes of Tony Romo and Jordan Spieth, unique memories of the 2000 U.S. Open, the practice routine that has elevated his game and more.

Duration:00:43:08

Alabama alum Davis Riley on eyeing Three-Victory Promotion, living with Will Zalatoris, New Orleans Saints fandom and more

7/23/2020
Kevin Prise is joined by University of Alabama alum Davis Riley to discuss two Korn Ferry Tour victories in 2020 to move to the verge of the first Three-Victory Promotion since 2016; living in Dallas with fellow 2014 U.S. Junior finalist Will Zalatoris; New Orleans Saints fandom and appreciation for wide receiver Michael Thomas; origins in the game and his ‘home hole’ at Canebrake CC; and more.

Duration:00:28:33

Shane Smith on getting lost in Malaysia, applying for 11 jobs last spring, growing up on 55-acre farm and more

2/13/2020
Kevin Prise is joined by Korn Ferry Tour rookie Shane Smith, 30, who shares stories of getting lost in Malaysia, having two credit cards declined at a gas station in Arizona, growing up on a 55-acre farm, applying for 11 jobs last spring and more.

Duration:00:42:08