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GolfBallsPodcast

Welcome to Golfballs Podcast. The only podcast with weekend golfers Ben Friend and Chris Daniels. High scores and 4 Putts welcome! New episode every Sunday at 9 PM.

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May 26, 2021

Phil Mickelson is one of the greatest golfers of all time. Fact, not opinion. His win this past Sunday at the PGA Championship was full of great sports moments. Thousands of fans flooded the fairway behind Mickelson and marched lock step with him to the 18th green to witness golf history. Mickelson’s win at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, South Carolina makes him, at 50, to be the oldest golfer to win a major on the PGA Tour. Th...

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We always touch on it. It is played out. Episode 70 is the time to let it go forever. The last mention of the “Premier” Golf League on this funny golf podcast. In other news, Ben was the “Most Mediocre” player at the Rebel Beach Am AM on the MGA!. Thanks for listening.

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Pine Valley, an exclusive country club in New Jersey ended it’s century long exclusion of women members this week. The longest sausage fest in golf surprised many including Chris and Ben who had no idea that not allowing women top join a club was still a thing. This episode also delves into the Saudi backed Premiere Golf. They made a huge push to lure players from the PGA. Finally, friend of the podcast, Cori Matheson has been ...

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April 28, 2021 12 min

What a great week of golf in GBP land. Chris played at Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut, Massachusetts and scored a hard fought 113. Meanwhile down at Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland, Massachusetts, Ben placed in the top 10 at his first Mediocre Golf Association event. Take a listen and find out what goes through the mind of a mediocre competitive golfer at go time. Ben is promoting the Dancing Bear head cover from Sneakerhe...

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Chris and Ben played at Campbell’s Scottish Highlands in Salem, New Hampshire today. They have a great deal where $52 gets you 18 holes, a cart and lunch. The turkey sandwich was the best part of Chris’ day. He may or may not have had a temper tantrum. This round was Ben’s final tune up before his debut as a member of the Mediocre Golf Association this weekend in Wayland, Massachusetts. We recorded this in the car. it was awe...

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April 14, 2021 24 min

Hideki Matsuyama is your 2021 Master’s Champion. Matsuyama is the first Asian born golfer to win the green jacket. This week we discuss surprises of the four days in Augusta and the surprises on the final day. The most shocking part of the whole tournament was the number of star players and past Master’s champions to not make the cut to play the weekend.

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April 8, 2021 14 min

The greatest tournament in golf is happening this week at Augusta National and we could not be more excited here at Golf Balls Podcast! We discuss our picks to win and our “win, place or show” choices as well as someone who is an underdog. Who did we pick? Have a listen and find out.

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New England Golf Passport is an exciting new website featuring incredible discounts at the New England regions most exclusive golf courses. Dylan from newenglandgolfpassport.com joins us on the podcast this week to discuss the concept and benefits of their site and what makes it unique. Imagine getting a discount on a round of golf and a cart at all the best golf courses in New England. Are you planning a golf trip to New England. ...

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Ben and Inspector Abbott played the first round of 2021 down on Cape Cod. Ben had a day, registering his lowest golf score ever! We also discuss Rickie Fowler not qualifying for the Masters and Rory McElroy hiring a new coach in hopes of fixing his swing. Trying to out-drive Bryson Dechambeau caused some real problems in Rory’s game. Can he fix it this season or is this a rebuild year for him? Also, go to stevesgoods.com and e...

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This week’s episode features Ben’s first feature segment where he freestyles about a PGA Tour Pro who is MIA. This week Rickie Fowler is the subject. He is struggling. Yes, he always looks stylish but where is the compete level needed to consistently hang with the best in the game? Next we discuss the spring fever that is taking over the Boston area as the days of potential snow pass us by in favor of picture perfect golf wea...

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Bryson Dechambeau blasted his way to an exciting win over Lee Westwood at Bay Hill in Orlando Florida. Despite his curious training regimin, it is hard not to root for him. His is too darn likeable to dislike. He brings a level of excitement and passion to the PGA Tour that we have not seen since Tiger Woods’ peak. We also discuss Jordan Spieth’s huge choke job that opened the door for Dechambeau and Westwood’s epic battle. ...

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Collin Morikawa played his consistent, skilled game to beat the field at the WGC Workaday Championship this past weekend. The final round also featured a show of respect to Tiger Woods by many players who donned red and black clothes for their final round just like Woods does. Tiger Woods continues to recover from a serious car accident a little over a week ago. Chris gives a recap from his recent trip to South Florida. He play...

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Tiger Woods was involved in a serious car accident in Los Angeles California. His injuries, while not life threatening, will likely end Tiger’s PGA Tour career. Catch Chris and Ben’s takes on the crash and their predictions for his future in golf. Chris is in at the Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood Beach Florida. He gives his view on Hollywood Beach Golf and Country Club and Davie Golf and Country Club.

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February 19, 2021 22 min

After a whole year of producing the fastest growing golf podcast in America we take a pause to look back to the pre Covid-19 days. This week listen to a cut from our first episode. The guest: Boone Frederick. We save the best for last. The second clip in this best of episode features Youtubers “The Bogey Brothas”. Being part of the “FAM” early on is special and Bogey Smalls and Two Putt Shakur do not disappoint. Thank you for your ...

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February 10, 2021 28 min

The PGA Tour player people love to hate triggered the masses again by allegedly violating the rules. Chris Daniels is a Patrick Reed fan and defends him to the end. Ben Friend loves to bash Reed every chance he gets. Things may get heated in this episode of America’s fastest growing golf podcast. Chris and Ben also discuss some past guests of pthe podcast such as The Bogey Brothas, Lindsay Hoskins, Jon Morley of the Mediocre G...

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February 3, 2021 23 min

Ben and Chris discuss Chris’ upcoming trip to South Florida and how he may need a whole new golf wardrobe after gaining the Covid 19. The GBP boys also talk about some New England golf courses that they want to play in 2021. Another gem of an episode of your favorite golf podcast.

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January 27, 2021 24 min

Jason from Sub70 Golf joins the Golf Balls Podcast this week. He tells us about the exciting process of starting a golf club company from the ground up. How do you order fitted clubs online? Are hoodies acceptable on the golf course? What tour pros are playing Sub70 golf clubs? Get the answers to these questions and more on this episode of Golf Balls Podcast.

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Cori Matheson was one of our first guests on Golf Balls Podcast way back in February of 2020. She is a LPGA Professional and the Director of Girls Golf of Phoenix. She is is also on the board of Amy Bockerstette’s I Got This Foundation. She joins the GBP boys on the Clubshare.com Expert Hotline to discuss how Covid-19 affected her organization and some of the ways she overcame the challenges. She also tells us about the changes at ...

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January 13, 2021 9 min

PGA Tour Professional Justin Thomas let his frustrations get the better of him after missing a putt. The gay slur was captured by the NBC microphones. Thomas, the formerly the world’s number one ranked golf professional apologized soon after the round at The Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. “There’s absolutely no reason for me to say anything like that” he told the New York Post. He continued, “It’s terrible. I’m ex...

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The PNC Father Son Challenge was exactly what golf fans needed as most have had to put their clubs away for the winter. We got to see our favorite PGA Tour Pros team up with their sons and dads for an outstanding weekend of golf memories. Justin Thomas and his Dad prevailed to win the championship but that was just a small part of the story. After months of hype we got to see Tiger Woods and his eleven year old son Charlie Wood...

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