Golf Pod Kentucky

Golf Pod Kentucky

Welcome to the official podcast from the home of golf in Kentucky. The Family of Golf Organizations (Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA Section and Kentucky Golf Foundation) hope you enjoy this podcast designed to introduce you to some of the names that help make golf in Kentucky thrive. News and updates about things going on within the KGA, KPGA and KGF will be discussed as well.


April 13, 2023 48 mins

Brad Faulkner is the owner of CSS Mechanical which is sponsoring HOPE for Heroes on Monday, April 24 at Polo Fields Golf & Country Club.  Brad details the personal investment he has in this event and supporting Veterans on and off the golf course. He also goes into detail about his background within the sport, some of the things he's accomplished, and what CSS Mechanical offers its customers.

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The Kentucky PGA's 2023 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year joins the program. Chad Douglas, PGA from The Club at Olde Stone joined a distinguished list of recipients of this award and is here to talk about what it means, his career path, why he loves being in the golf industry, and preparing to play in the PGA Professional Championship this April.

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March 16, 2023 43 mins

Blake Hardesty, PGA from First Tee - Louisville provides an all-encompassing perspective when it comes to everything taking place within one of the leading organizations with growing the game. The past Youth Player Development Award winner within the Kentucky PGA details his passion for getting kids interested in golf, the vast amount of expansion the company has encountered in recent years, and how people can engage with First Tee...

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Alec Fields, the Head Superintendent at Wildwood Country Club, plus Patrick Graycarek, Wildwood's Assistant Spray Technician, know about as much about grass as any two people you could find. They lead the core of a young maintenance staff at Wildwood Country Club and talked a little about what the future may hold for golf courses as a new generation starts to take the reigns of mowers and hole-cutters across America. Additiona...

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February 28, 2023 52 mins

You don't often hear of many golfers in their early 30s turning professional when their amateur careers "didn't feature much success," but Lexington's Andrew Strother knew becoming a pro golfer would pay dividends. He talks about what the last year has been like as a professional and where he sees his career progressing. Andrew also discussed his amateur days, which included competing in long-drive competio...

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February 20, 2023 23 mins

TopGolf Louisville's Director of Operations joins the podcast to discuss what life has been like running Kentucky's first TopGolf. It's been a whirlwind year for Hollie Patierno  who moved to Louisville specifically to run this facility, but business is exceptional and she shares some insights on what more is to come. Additionally, Hollie dives into the behind-the-scenes details of working at TopGolf and what prospec...

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February 9, 2023 41 mins

Will Jacoby from Steurer & Jacoby, "the best kept secret in Louisville", joins the podcast to discuss some elements of golf not found very often in the 2020s. First is the craftsmanship and selling of traditional golf bags that you would have frequently seen 100+ years ago in Scotland. The second is hickory golf and what it's like playing with clubs that aren't supposed to go 300 yards. Feeding off that poin...

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January 23, 2023 39 mins

The first podcast of 2023 features some familiar voices. David Hill (One Bearded Golfer) and Joey Sears (Louisville Metro Golf) are back for more tomfoolery, this time playing a Kentucky golf themed version of 20 Questions with Ethan. Each person has something or someone pertaining to Kentucky golf in their minds and it's up to the other two people to figure out what they have in mind. Play along as you listen to see if you ca...

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December 22, 2022 60 mins

In 2022 we welcomed 25 different voices onto this podcast to discuss their careers, their experiences in the sport, opinions on where the game is headed, and much more. After re-listening to each episode released over the course of the year, we identified the moments that will stick with us the most. Whether it's the emotional backstory, a great punch line, or some quality advice to take a heart, these are the clips that left ...

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November 17, 2022 64 mins

Welcome to the official mailbag of Golf Pod Kentucky presented by KT Tape. In a change of pace from previous episodes, all members of the Golf House Kentucky staff will be present in this discussion as some listener questions are answered, while  FAQ's the staff are commonly asked get explained. It all ranges from the structure of the organization to the new Rules of Golf changes for 2023, the future of the KHSAA State Tournam...

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October 24, 2022 32 mins

With each passing year, Trinity Beth of Marshall County turns more and more heads. What had been a good 2022 became a great 2022 when she won the KHSAA Girls State Individual Championship for the first time in her career. She discussed that victory at Bowling Green, plus her team championship titles at State in 2020 and 2021. Beyond those triumphs, Trinity documented her time at The Club at Olde Stone during the U.S. Girls Junior t...

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October 20, 2022 31 mins

For the second consecutive year, both of the season's KHSAA State Individual champions will be on the podcast. We begin with Brady Smith, a junior from Christian Academy of Louisville.  After winning this championship for the first time in his career, Smith reflects on the experience at Bowling Green Country Club and following in the footsteps of his good friend Matthew Troutman. Other topics include winning the Kentucky Boys ...

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October 7, 2022 42 mins

You've probably seen Jesse Massie, PGA's name a lot recently given his victories at the Kentucky PGA Professional Championship and Kentucky PGA Member Match Play Championship. For good measure, let's also make mention of the fact he won the National Car Rental Kentucky Assistant PGA Professional Championship multiple times a handful of years ago. Now, the Director of Instruction from Woodhaven Country Club joins the ...

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September 21, 2022 32 mins

Ke'Asha Phillips, the champion of the 2022 Kentucky Women's Open, is on the pod to discuss a number of topics including her victory at Bellefonte Country Club earlier this summer. She recounts her junior golf career in Owensboro and how that led to an opportunity to play collegiately with the Xavier Muskateers. Ke'Asha also discusses the newfound journey she's undertaken to play professionally and what that proc...

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September 9, 2022 27 mins

It's been a busy summer for Kevin Childers, PGA Director of Golf from The Club at Olde Stone. The facility hosted its first USGA National Championship earlier this summer, a widely successful edition of the U.S. Girls Junior. As his club now prepares to host the 71st Kentucky PGA Professional Championship, one of the Section's most successful Members documents his career in the golf industry. Kevin also touches on the U.S...

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September 1, 2022 37 mins

The newest champion of the Kentucky Open is on the podcast. A month after triumphing at Persimmon Ridge, Patrick Newcomb documents some of the key moments in his championship run and what it means to win a trophy he's been pursuing for over a decade.  The Marshall County native also discusses his roots, why his home county and Murray State are consistently producing high-end talent on the golf course, and the grind of trying t...

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August 26, 2022 39 mins

Representing Callaway Golf as an Outside Sales Rep, Tyler Chilson has impacted many within the Kentucky golf community ever since his arrival in the state in 2018. He's won the last two KPGA Sales Reprentative of the Year awards thanks to his outstanding customer service and knowledge of how to improve players' games. He joins the podcast to discuss how he ended up in this role, what his day-to-day schedule is like, and t...

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July 15, 2022 38 mins

Bobby Nichols Golf Course in Louisville has seen a resurgence in its appearance this year. A big reason for that is the work of Matthew Poff, who is the facility's new Superintendent. Matthew discussed how he manages on a staff of two at the course named in honor of the 1964 PGA Champion, coming to BNGC from Shawnee Golf Course, and what he has planned for the facility's future. 

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July 1, 2022 32 mins

Following her incredible victory at the Clark's Pump-N-Shop Women's Kentucky Amateur, Payton Carter joins the pod to discuss the biggest win of her career thus far. The Murray State star from Henderson also goes into detail on how she got into golf growing up, her junior career, and what's in store for her next both on and off the course.

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June 23, 2022 29 mins

Having just won the Clark's Pump-N-Shop Kentucky Amateur, Matthew Troutman joins the podcast for the second time in the last year to discuss his dramatic win at Indian Hills Country Club. Troutman never had a piece of the lead until the final hole of regulation before emerging victorious in a four-person playoff.

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