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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.

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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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.




Single-Minded Twits (RG20)

Hey guys, Brent is back! After a couple of weeks off for vacation, Brent rejoins Eric to recap the events of the past week. There was a lot of news and in this episode the guys help to break it all down. Headlines included Team Canada’s bronze medal win at the Pan Am Games, a couple of feel-good stories on the Korn Ferry Tour, and Bryson’s slow play meltdown at The Northern Trust. We also set up the weeks ahead and what’s at stake for several pros as the Korn Ferry Tour heads into its...


FedEx Cup Playoffs Preview (RG19)

This week Eric takes on solo hosting duties with both Brent and John away for the long weekend. But fear not! He is joined by TSN’s Adam Scully (@adam_scully), a producer and frequent contributor on Golf Talk Canada and TSN Radio’s Junior Hockey Magazine. Adam helps Eric set up the FedEx Cup Playoffs, covering the format changes new to this season as well as giving some expert analysis on the field of 125 players who qualified for the first event. They also discuss the five Canadians who...


Midseason Check-In (RG18)

With Brent away on vacation, John steps up and joins Eric in studio to take on full co-hosting duties. They begin the episode recapping this week’s news from the major tours including another big win by Jin Young Ko at the Evian Championship, Brooks capping off an incredible season with a $5 million payday at the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational, and Collin Morikawa officially getting his promising career started with a win at the Barracuda Championsip in Reno, Nevada. Then, with the...


Open Championship Recap (RG17)

This week we recap Shane Lowry’s epic victory in front of a (almost?) hometown crowd at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush. We also discuss some of the other big names and story lines from the event, including Rory’s struggles off the first tee, Brooks flirting with history, as well as a somewhat bizarre equipment controversy for Xander Schauffele. We also kick off the episode by catching up with John, who was live in studio, as he regales us with some stories from his previously...


The Open Championship Preview with Mark Zecchino (RG16)

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...


Hungry Like the Wolff (RG15)

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...


SCOREGolf Editor Jason Logan (RG14)

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...


Introducing Ready Golf Course Ratings (RG13)

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,...


US Open Recap (RG12)

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...


Canadian Open Recap | US Open Preview (RG11)

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...


Canadian Open Preview Part 2 (RG10)

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...


Bonus Pod: Mr. Mickle Goes to Augusta (RG09)

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...


Canadian Open Preview Part 1 (RG08)

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...


PGA Championship Recap (RG07)

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...


PGA Championship Preview with Mark Zecchino (RG06)

It’s PGA Championship week so we brought back industry expert (and friend of the pod) Mark Zecchino of Golf Talk Canada. Mark shares his takes on the infamous Bethpage Black, including keys to success at such a difficult course and what players are poised to make a run at the season’s second major championship. Then we make our own picks for the tournament and discuss some other storylines we’re following leading into the weekend, such as: · A brief background on Bethpage Black · Some...


Matt Shubley (RG05)

This week Ready Golf is joined by up-and-coming pro golfer Matt Shubley. Matt is born and raised on Ontario and is a member of the Oshawa Golf & Curling Club. After playing in high school, Matt went to the States to play college golf at Sacred Heart University, an NCAA Division I school in Fairfield, Connecticut. In his senior year, Matt was a 2 x Northeastern Conference Golfer of the Week and named First Team All-NEC. Since graduating and turning pro, Matt has been playing in the West...


Drive, Chip & Putt Champion Nicole Gal PLUS Ready Golf's Guide to Handicapping (RG04)

In this episode, we cover recent golf headlines including: The Zurich Classic and implications for the President’s Cup Another strong week for Brooke Henderson on the LPGA Tour A Eurpoean Tour pro being the latest to speak out against slow play Then, Eric and Brent sit down for an interview with Oakville, Ontario’s Nicole Gal, recent champion of the Girls 14-15 division of the 2019 National Drive, Chip, & Putt event held ahead of the Masters at Augusta National. In the interview, Nicole...


Destination Golf with TJ Rule (RG03)

There were some big headlines in the Canadian golf scene with Brigitte Thibault winning her first individual NCAA title at the Mountain West Championship. Check out our interview with Brigitte back in Episode 1! Additionally, Brooke Henderson continued to see success this season as she defended her title at the Lotte Championship in Hawaii. This is her 8th career victory, tying her with Sandra Post for the most all-time career wins by a Canadian on the LPGA tour. Back home in Ontario, the...


Masters Preview with Mark Zecchino (RG02)

Masters week has arrived! For many Canadians, the Masters marks the official start to the golf season. In this week’s episode, Eric and Brent take an in-depth look at the year’s first major and the biggest tournament on the planet. They go over their picks for the week, including their favourites to win, storylines they’ll be following, and some sleeper picks that could run away with the tournament. We then bring in the real expert, Mark Zecchino, Host & Executive Producer of Golf Talk...


Augusta National Women's Amateur with Brigitte Thibault (RG01)

Welcome to the Ready Golf Podcast! This week was a busy one in the world of golf with several events taking place across the major tours. In this episode, Eric and Brent recap some of the big story lines including another faux-pas for Sergio at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and a big win for G-Mac in Puntacana. We then feature an interview with Canada’s top ranked amateur Brigitte Thibault, who will be making history as the first Canadian female to be invited to play at Augusta...