There’s a new golf podcast hitting the airwaves. The New England PGA launched the Full Swing Podcast, a weekly podcast featuring guests from around the golf world.
The podcast launched with three debut episodes featuring three entertaining guests. Jason Sobel of The Action Network and formerly of ESPN and the Golf Channel helped co-hosts Nick Heidelberger and Dave McAdams kick off the podcast with stories from inside the ropes as media member covering the Masters, insight into how the betting world is shaping the way we consume sports, and how the 2020 PGA TOUR schedule may shake out.
“Based on the schedule as is right now, which I’m not sure is going to happen, from Round 1 of the PGA Championship to Round 4 of The Masters in November, it’s 101 days,” Sobel said in Episode 1, alluding to a busy fall for defending Masters champion Tiger Woods. “In that 101-day span we have three major championships, the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and a Ryder Cup. That is a whole lot of golf for anybody, let alone for a 44-year old coming off of four back surgeries.”
2019 United States Solheim Cup team-member and former New England PGA Junior Tour member Megan Khang was also a featured guest on the podcast. Khang shared her experience on and off the course at the Solheim Cup, and discussed how she made the decision to turn professional out of high school.
“It is actually so much fun. It’s wild, we have our own team rooms,” Khang said of her off-the-course experience at the 2019 Solheim Cup. “We have our captain, Julie Inkster, who is always hyping us up and pepping us up, making sure we’re all focused as a team. She knows that there’s so much pressure already. We just are all relaxing and trying to enjoy the experience and she does a great job of making sure that we enjoy it.”
New England PGA Professional John Paesani also appeared in a debut episode of the podcast. Paesani relived some of his memories from competing in five major championships, and keeping his competitive edge.
“As I’ve gotten older I’ve actually become a better golfer,” Paesani said. “As some of your physical skills deteriorate a little bit, you’ve got to get better at playing the game. I think I’ve gotten better at playing the game than I was when I was younger.”
More great episodes of the Full Swing Podcast are on deck, and new episodes will be released weekly. The podcast is or will soon be available on all major podcast platforms.