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Rick Shiels Interview: Building golf‘s biggest YouTube channel, instruction in the digital age and growing the game his own way

Former professional golfer and social media sensation Rick Shiels joins to discuss his journey from conventional teaching to growing the largest YouTube channel concentrated on golf, Rick Shiels Golf — which has amassed nearly 2 million subscribers. The Brit describes the awe-inspiring moment he realized how big his online following really is, what he misses most from coaching players full-time and describes his unique strategy for growing the game.

 

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Cameron McCormick Interview: How Jordan Spieth shook off his slump, facing criticism, coaching amateurs and pros, plus why juniors could regress in college

Golf performance coach Cameron McCormick joins the show and discusses how he got hooked on golf while growing up in Australia. McCormick met Jordan Spieth when he was 12 years old and the two have stuck together ever since — riding out the 3x major champ's nearly four-year winless drought. McCormick opens up about facing criticism, how Spieth's game got off track and what they did to bring it back.

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Jimmy Walker Interview: His career, advice to rookies, the power of making par and why the Tour needs an off-season

On this episode of GOLF’s Off Course with Claude Harmon III, Jimmy Walker joins for a lengthy discussion on the state of golf. The major winner explains why he isn’t totally satisfied with his professional accomplishments, what it’s like to be in the zone and how he won the 2016 PGA Championship. Walker also shares advice for young rookies on Tour and how important making par really is on the scorecard to have an established career. Plus, the veteran discusses the grind of the long seson and makes the case for a longer break on the PGA Tour schedule.

Sean Foley Interview: Coaching Tour players, super-leaners, why golf is deeper than a mental game and how he ‘over-coached Tiger‘

In a special edition of Off Course — Claude Harmon is LIVE from GOLF's Top 100 Teachers Summit at Pinehurst. CH3 is joined by fellow Top 100 Teacher and Tour Coach, Sean Foley in front of their peers as they discuss working with his students, including Justin Rose, Lydia Ko, Danny Willet and Cameron Champ. Foley also lends his unique perspective to the game and how it's deeper than just being mental as well as his likes and dislikes about instruction in this day and age. With wisdom and hindsight, Foley also delves into how he over-coached his most high profile client during their four years together — Tiger Woods.

Matt Wallace Interview: Differences between the European and PGA Tours, his game, learning from pro peers and his fiery attitude

In this episode of GOLF’s Off Course with Claude Harmon III, four-time European tour winner Matt Wallace dissects his game and what he's learned from the best pros in the world. After joining the PGA Tour in 2020, the Englishman talks recent success including a 3rd place finish at the 2021 Valero Texas Open followed by T4 at the Zozo Championship. Wallace also shares the valuable lesson he learned from one year of playing collegiate golf and speaks openly about his fiery temper on the course.

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Michael Pena Interview: Finding golf on set, range work as a struggling actor, the pressure of Pro-Ams and why he just doesn‘t want to ‘hurt anybody‘ on the course

On this episode of GOLF’s Off Course with Claude Harmon III, blockbuster star Michael Pena joins to discuss his impressive career in film and how Hollywood lead him to golf. From Oscar winning films to Marvel movies and binge-worthy shows, Michael’s at the top of his acting game yet is still like any amateur when the cameras are on him at the golf course - nervous! Find out how he took up the game shortly after hearing James Garner and Jack Lemmon obsess over the game on set, how he honed his skills reading books and the tales of hitting $5 buckets on the range as a struggling actor. Plus, why he loves playing old, institutional courses or as he calls them 'golf's versions of museums.'

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Boyd Summerhays Interview: From playing to coaching on Tour, lessons learned, parenting kids for competition and Tony Finau‘s goals

In this episode of GOLF’s Off Course with Claude Harmon III, Tour Coach and GOLF Top 100 Teacher Boyd Summerhays joins to talk shop on all things golf. As a fellow first family of golf, the Summerhays have been synonimous with the sport for generations and Boyd speaks candidly about his own pitfalls of chasing perfection while playing professionally alongside the positive impact its had on him, his mentoring style, and preparing his children for a future in competitive golf. Boyd also details the lofty goals his star student has in his sights and why Tony Finau’s long-awaited second win only made him hungrier.

Wayne Riley Interview: ‘Radar‘ from playing on Tour to on-course commentating, why so many great golfers hail from down under

On this episode of GOLF’s Off Course with Claude Harmon III, former Aussie professional and current Sky Sports commentator Wayne Riley joins and shares how he got the nickname 'Radar' from the hit show M*A*S*H. Radar discusses how he fell in love with the sport growing up down under, offers his take on why there are so many great Australian golfers and why we'll definitely see another player as dominant as Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. Plus, Radar shares why it's such an honor to walk alongside the pros and talk about the great game of golf after playing professionally himself.

J.R. Smith Interview: Swish on going back to school, playing collegiate golf and winning championships with LeBron

In this episode of GOLF’s Off Course with Claude Harmon III, 2x NBA Champion J.R. Smith drops in as he shifts from the court to the course. Straight from high school to the NBA, J.R. became one of the most entertaining players in the League spanning 5 teams in 16 seasons. Most recently he enrolled at North Carolina A&T University to earn his degree and tee it up for the Aggies golf team as a student. Hear the lessons he learned from playing alongside greats like Lebron James, how Moses Malone got him hooked on golf and his philosophy on practicing with a purpose in golf, just like basketball.

Ryder Cup Recap: Team USA‘s ‘Changing of the Guard‘, Stricker and the Vice Captains, DJ and crowd complaints

On this episode of GOLF’s Off Course with Claude Harmon III, CH3 shares his first hand experience of Team USA's dominant victory over the Europeans at Whistling Straits. Claude discusses the major takeaways from the 43rd Ryder Cup, including how the American players came together under Captain Steve Stricker and Dustin Johnson’s leadership going 5-0. There's also been a lot of chatter whether or not the home crowd was over the top and too much for a golf event. Plus, Claude answers your Ryder Cup questions!

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