Golf Cart Conversations

Golf Cart Conversations

Sometimes the best part of a golf round is the conversations that happen in between shots. Whether the golf is great or garbage, you can always count on trash talk, unsolicited advice and funny stories. Two regular family guys with regular golf games keep those good times alive in this fun, laid back weekly podcast. Join along as Mike and Donovan banter about improving their golf game while balancing family and whatever else life throws their way. Hopefully their unsolicited advice and trash talk will help you with your game. Ride along with them as they bring you this passion project, “Golf Cart Conversations”. Fore!

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November 18, 2021 36 min

The episode launches with a great conversation about Donovan's attempt at a no-Screen November for himself and his family. How is Donovan managing life without screens? How's the fam doing? Are they bored beyond belief. Surely they are on each other's last nerve!? its a relatable conversation for anyone who struggles with screen addiction. 
Mike's makes an exciting announcement about a winter pass he purchased at Sum...

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Oregon is a vast golfing landscape with courses of all shapes and sizes. From the grungiest executive to the world renowned dunes of Bandon , Oregon golf has it all, and Mike and Donovan want to experience it all. A while back, the boys read an article about a man from Washington who successfully played everyone public golf in his state. This story inspired Mike and Donovan. Since then they have slowly chatted and schemed. The goal...

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It all starts with some exciting changes for Donovan and his golf world! You'll have to tune in to hear all about it!
Also, Donovan and Mike discuss fashion and the internal struggle they have between going full dad fashion and staying reasonably relevant. 
Finally, the boys discuss classic Nintendo. Listen in to take a walk down memory lane!  

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After watching the pros on tour destroy a course and shoot -27, Mike asks Donovan whether golf courses are too easy and whether that's a good thing, or not. The discussions bends towards whether this new long bomb domination of a course is more entertaining than battling to even par or if pros scrapping their way to close to even par is better for the viewers and the game. It's a good discussion that has Mike and Donovan wo...

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It's been a funny summer.  Not only have Mike and Donovan golfed more than they every have, they've also practiced, watch and talked more golf than ever before.  But has it paid off? Are they improving or are they stuck? In this episode Mike and Donovan start to see the gains they have been itching for all summer. Tune in to hear about Mike's latest round at OGA golf course and Donovan's latest swing moves that are ...

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It's episode 30 y'all! 
The episode starts with a discussion about a revolutionary change in Donovan's approach game. All of a sudden he's Robin Hood shooting arrows at the flag stick. What is his secret to this new found success?
The episode then meanders into a brief update about Mike's putter grip change. Sounds fascinating, right? Well it is! Otherworldly! Will this change turn Mike into a god on the putting g...

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Oh, hi there episode 29, were so glad you could join us! Yes, it's finally here, and it's a peach. It's a little bit longer than normal, so let's break it down so you can jump to the part(s) that sound most interesting/entertaining.
Start: Meet intern Donovan. He's pretty useless.
2:40: Donovan's AC almost explodes. No, really, it's true. Turns out the crappy home warranty repair man doesn't know a dam...

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Oh what an episode! This one gets a little lengthy because we have so much to talk about. Donovan and Mike's lives are packed with golf right now!?
First things first, we've got to review the Open Championship (British Open).? Mike and Donovan share their thoughts and opinions about the big win for Collin and the big disappointment for Louis.
The fellas spend most of the episode talking about some important ideas for course m...

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In episode 26, Mike and Donovan began a discussion on a huge topic: course management. In episode 27 the discussion gets more specific and focused. For this episode, the boys zoom in on the tee box. The question is, how can golfers set themselves up for success  with their first shot on a hole? As all of us have experienced, a bad decision on the tee box can lead to a monster number by the end of the hole. Tune in and hear some of ...

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We all know golf can be full of mental and physical shenanigans! Half the time we beat ourselves before we even tee it up on number one. This episode is all about how golfers can begin to get the upper hand on this fiendish game. Listen in as Mike and Donovan dip their toes into a bigger conversation about golf course management. Over the next few episodes we'll dive deeper into course management and how you can apply solid str...

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There are some wonderful golf courses in and around the Portland area. Elk Ridge Golf Course is no exception. It's about an hour up the Columbia Gorge from Portland near Stevenson Washington. If you've never played, you've got to get up there!! It's a beaut! Donovan and Mike took the trek up there to try their hand at this tricky course. Tune in to hear the highs and the lows (especially for Mike) of this great day ...

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You wonder off the fairway, through the rough and enter the forest. Your golf ball's in there somewhere, but as you trudge around, you realize the sounds of twigs snapping is not coming from your foot falls. As you look up, your adrenaline rises and your eyes scan the forest for the source of the noise. Your heart rate quickens and your mind starts to play tricks. It's probably a squirrel or a deer, but what if its...
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It's fun to try new things. That's just what Mike and Donovan did when they took part in a new tournament format put on by Portland Golf-o-holics. Mike and Donovan break down their experience and give recommendations/reviews. 
We couldn't call ourselves a golf podcast if we didn't talk about the shocking news of Jon Rahm withdrawing from the Memorial with a 6 stroke lead and case of COVID. Hear Mike and Donovan's...

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In episode 22 Mike and Donovan cover some topics! The conversations starts with a recap of Lefty's triumphant PGA championship, and then meanders over to Brooks and Bryson hate crush. After that, it's all about Mike. Mike reviews his recent guys golf weekend and then breaks the news about his new golf clubs. So much to cover! It's all fun and it's all good! Enjoy!

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How much do you love playing a round of golf solo? For some of you, that might seem like a foreign idea. Golf is supposed to be a social sport. You get three of your buddies, head out to the course and proceed to destroy the course and each other. Well, in this episode, Mike and Donovan talk about the some great aspect of a round by yourself. 
Also, hear how wrong and uniformed the boys (especially Mike) were about the PGA Champions...

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Have you ever filmed your swing?  I think the answer for most amateurs would be "no".  Most of us have never taken the time to actually see what our swings look like. This was true for both Mike and Donovan. But recently, the boys discovered how helpful and empowering it can be to film your swing. In episode 20, Mike and Donovan discuss ways they filmed, things they've learned and also things to be weary of when you fil...

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Portland Oregon is a city of leagues. Theres a league for everything! Even adult kickball! These leagues provide a great opportunity for adults to get together in a fun and competitive environment. In this episode of Paired up, Mike and Donovan talk to Chace, the creator of a new social golf league called Portland Golf-O-Holics. Chace puts a fun spin on the classic golf tournament to appeal to competitive and casual golfer alike. L...

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Would you do it? Would you let your best golfing buddy mess with your swing? Well, smart or not, Donovan agreed to be the first student in the Mike Plein Golf Academy (patent pending).  On a lovely May day in Oregon at the Oregon Golf Association golf course in Woodburn, Mike begins the great analysis of Donovan's flawed swing. Can Mike locate the root of Donovan's problem or does Mike mettle where he shouldn't and caus...

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Each year, Thomas takes a golf trip with some buddies. On this particular year, Thomas is playing Tetherow in Central, Oregon. It is a beautiful and challenging course. Listen to Thomas tell his hole in one tale.  It's unlike any hole in one story we've ever heard before. You don't want to miss this one.

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It starts simple enough. Mike shares a story from a listener of the show who makes Donovan's case of the yips pail in comparison.  From there, things get interesting.  Donovan reveals that maybe isn't all the way back from his dance with the golf devil.  In fact, Donovan makes a shocking announcement that leaves Mike flabbergasted. Listen in to hear about the drastic steps Donovan is taking to get his game back on track!

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