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Slice is where the golf industry insiders come to play! Brian Bushlach profiles the movers & shakers off the course, the pros inside the ropes, and the gear & golf getaways around the world.

Slice is where the golf industry insiders come to play! Brian Bushlach profiles the movers & shakers off the course, the pros inside the ropes, and the gear & golf getaways around the world.


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Slice is where the golf industry insiders come to play! Brian Bushlach profiles the movers & shakers off the course, the pros inside the ropes, and the gear & golf getaways around the world.








Grant Rogers: The Jedi of Bandon

It's all about the golf at Bandon Dunes. But Bandon wouldn't be Bandon without the people. The caddies, our friends in the pro shops, the excellent service staff, and Shoe greeting us upon every return. When it comes to instruction, Grant Rogers will educate you- not only about golf, but life. In this episode, Brian spends time with one of the most interesting people in the game today. "The Jedi of Bandon" shares his wisdom, including why bringing your putter inside every night will...


Bandon Dunes: Sheep Ranch Preview

Can Bandon become even better? The answer in unequivocally YES. Sheep Ranch opens on June 1st, and we haven't experienced this much anticipation since Old Mac debuted at Bandon a decade ago. It's been an amazing 20 year transformation for this iconic setting on Oregon's southern coast, where no one outside of Mike Keiser could've imagined it. Brian welcomes Bandon's Michael Chupka to walk & talk us through the newest 18. Support the show (


Shoe: The Mayor of Bandon Dunes

As Bandon Dunes celebrates its 20th Anniversary, there's no doubt that golf is the draw. But it's the experience and the people that keep us coming back. Businessman and visionary Mike Keiser made his dream a reality here, but he shuns the limelight and allows his people to shine. The first smiling face we see upon arrival is usually Bob Gaspar, affectionately known as "Shoe". In this episode, Brian sits down with Shoe to share his story, the early days when Bandon Dunes first opened, and...


Kapalua Plantation Course 2.0 with Mark Rolfing

Easily the most recognizable golf course in the world, the Kapalua Plantation Course was due for a refresh after almost 30 years of entertaining tour pros and weekend warriors vacationing in Maui. Beloved NBC Sports & Golf Channel commentator Mark Rolfing joins Brian to give us a hole-by-hole, play-by-play on the updates to this iconic golf course, making it tougher for the pros, and easier for the rest of us! Mark also shares how he became "Mr. Hawaii", and has been an ambassador for this...


Golf Life Navigators: CEO Jason Becker

In the past, choosing a golf club or second home community was largely based on word-of-mouth between friends. These days, with a premium on time and more of a focus on family, relying on a tip from your buddy can lead to a club or community that may work for him, but not you. Thanks to technology and club relationships nationwide, Golf Life Navigators has transformed this process. CEO Jason Becker joins Brian to share how tech takes this to another level, but it's still about old fashioned...


CBD: Boomer Golf with Brandt Jobe

We're hearing more & more about the positive benefits of CBD- especially from players on the pro tours. But what is CBD, and how is it helping players and their games? Brian welcomes perennial Champions Tour contender Brandt Jobe to the show to revisit his successful run on the Japanese Tour, the PGA Tour, injuries throughout the years, and how CBD has changed his life on & off the course on the Champions Tour. Support the show (


Payne Stewart Tribute with Peter Jacobsen

Payne Stewart had a number of close friends and Peter Jacobsen was one of them. While they dueled on the course, off the course Peter & Payne teamed up as two of the founding band members in the popular PGA Tour musical group Jake Trout and the Flounders. Jake joins Brian to revisit an embarrassing moment in 1989. A decade later, it shaped the indelible moment we witnessed between Payne and a young Phil Mickelson at the 1999 US Open at Pinehurst- just months before Payne's tragic death. Jake...


Four Seasons Golf & Sports Club Orlando

With winter travel plans top of mind, Orlando is a favorite destination. Host of the PGA Show in January, numerous conventions, and of course, home to Mickey Mouse and friends at the Magic Kingdom, Orlando is at the top of the list for many families. There are many beautiful resorts, but the Four Seasons Orlando is the only AAA Five Diamond Resort in the area, and its easy to see (and hear) why. Follow along with us on IG & online as Brian explores this spectacular resort with Director of...


Stitch Golf with Founder Charlie Burgwyn

Known for their iconic, vintage leather headcovers, Stitch Golf has experienced exponential growth since debuting at the PGA Show in 2011. The same attention to detail in leather goods applies to apparel. Founder Charlie Burgwyn is the man who had the vision for this brand and its exacting detail. In fact, he made up his mind to go out on his own from the moment he started at another company almost a decade prior to founding Stitch. Charlie joins Brian to revisit his childhood growing up in...


Matt Ginella's Journey: Part 2

In the sequel to our last conversation, Matt joins Brian to share his love for Oregon golf- in this case, Central Oregon. While Bandon Dunes gets tons of pub, and rightfully so, a trio of Bend-area courses are in the Golf Digest Top 100 Public, and there are numerous others that rank right up there. Matt also previews the next spectacular offering at Bandon, Sheep Ranch, and shares why he's a big fan of local munis. Support the show (


Matt Ginella's Journey: Part 1

He has the dream gig on Golf Channel, traveling the world, teeing it up on the top courses and sharing the experiences with a wide audience on TV and social media. What many don't realize is that Matt Ginella paid his dues, working his way up behind the scenes, doing grunt work, and taking every assignment that came his way. In Part 1, Matt shares his childhood growing up in Northern California, how he landed his first job at Sports Illustrated, and the crazy schedule he keeps to make things...


Patrick Koenig: RGV Tour Recap

Golf addicts dream of quitting their job, throwing their clubs in the trunk and taking off on an endless road trip- or until the money runs out. Patrick Koenig actually did it, parlaying his passion for golf, an eye for photography, and taking a turn at the written word, to create a life on the road and a new career. Brian connects with Patrick for a recap of his "RGV Tour". Support the show (


Gamble Sands Part 2: Hole-By-Hole

In Part 2 of our Gamble Sands download, Brian recaps the round with Operations Director Brian Benitz, including his hole-in-one on the 142-yard Par 3 4th hole, big birdie putts on #14 & #18, and where to hit your tee shot on the final hole to run it 300 yards! Follow along with us on the flyovers at Support the show (


Gamble Sands Part 1: Adventure Golf

Voted best new course by Golf Digest in 2014, Gamble Sands continues to grow its stature among America's Top 100 Public Courses thanks to it's massive layout, true links style golf, and amenities that rival those of a luxury resort--- all in the middle of Eastern Washington's high desert. This is "adventure golf" at its finest. Brian makes the scenic drive from the Seattle-area to just outside Brewster, Washington to test out another masterpiece by David McLay Kidd, sample the menu, and...


Jimmie James Top 100 in One Year

Every golf nut dreams of playing the Golf Digest Top 100 Courses in America. We all scratch a few of these iconic tracks off our list, and highlight a few we'll take down in the years to come. But how about playing every single one of them in one year? Few even attempt this feat. But for Jimmie James, it became a mission- not only to play the Top 100, but to test his belief that Americans still care about each other and are willing to work for the common good. Support the show...


Reynolds Lake Oconee

There are golf resorts, and then there's Reynolds Lake Oconee. About halfway between Atlanta & Augusta in Georgia's Lake Country, this sprawling resort community offers much more than golf. Brian revisits to play The National, and visit with the people behind the scenes at what he believes is America's top year-round resort community. Support the show (


Peter Jacobsen Masters Preview

In what will likely be the most competitive and compelling Masters ever, Brian welcomes former PGA Tour winner, 11-time Masters competitor, and NBC/Golf Channel commentator Peter Jacobsen to the show. Jake offers his takes on his recent trip to Austin for the WGC event, plus candid observations on Tiger, Rory and his dark horse pick to win the Masters. Plus, Peter's pick for the best restaurant in Augusta! Support the show (


Short Par 4 CEO Bobby DiMeo

Short Par 4 is one of the hottest concepts in the golf industry, with two of the sports superstars, Rickie Fowler & Lexi Thompson as brand ambassadors. But there was a time when it looked like Short Par 4 might not make the cut. In this episode, Brian tees it up with CEO Bobby DiMeo, who chronicles his winding road from Hooters Tour caddie to industry influencer. Support the show (


Bradley Putters

One of the most unique and inspiring stories in golf right now isn't happening on the course. It's happening in a wood shop in a small Oregon town, where a young & talented craftsman is turning blocks of wood into heirloom putters. Brian & Bradley Converse connect at the PGA Show in Orlando, where Brad shares his passion for putters, his one-of-a-kind artistry, and why many collectors are also playing his works of art. Support the show (


Tommy Bahama Tour: Florida

No brand is as ubiquitous and yet as inconspicuous with golf than Tommy Bahama. It's all about lifestyle, and golfers across the country live the "Island Lifestyle" on & off the course. In this episode of Slice, Brian takes you back to where it all began in Naples, Florida. Just a few miles north, the future of Tommy Bahama is The Marlin Bar in Coconut Point. And Brian wraps up his tour in Sarasota, where it's all about old school Florida vibe and white sandy beaches. Support the show...