Spicer Speaking

Spicer Speaking

From course to culture, discussing the sporting and golf landscape of the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs, SoCal and beyond.

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October 12, 2021 45 min

The puck drop nears . . . with the desert's pro hockey debut just a year away,  join Judd as he visits with Troy Bodie, former NHLer and Director of Hockey and Business Operations for Palm Springs AHL.

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Serve-and-volley with Judd as he visits with Andrew John of The Desert Sun to get you prepped for the first-ever fall version of the BNP Paribas Open.

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It's Ryder Cup Week!  Join Judd for a showdown special as he visits with ESPN's Bob Harig and instructional guru Dave Stockton, Jr.

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Concerned that your California muni course is under threat? You should be.
Join in as Judd visits with Ernest Cecena, President of "Save Palm Springs Golf" to discuss what you can do to assist in preserving the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort grounds.

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MLB Network host and reporter Alanna Rizzo joins Judd to chat about the hardball homestretch, and an essay on "Hard Knocks" rounds-out the episode.

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From the Root to the Fruit: Join Judd for a Palm Desert-centric episode, featuring a visit with former NFLer and current Xavier Prep football head coach James Dockery, fresh from his internship with the Washington Football Team.  And listen in for a chat with Ryan Szydlowski, Director of Golf at Desert Willow Golf Resort.

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Coming to you from Big Bear, CA, join Judd a pair of Olympic-based essays, including thoughts on Simone Biles, and considerations for improving the Olympics' golf competition. 

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Roundtable episode: With a host of golf course projects across the desert this summer, Judd explores the trend with a trio of guests: Tyler Truman, Superintendent at Mountain Vista Sun City; course architect Tripp Davis; and Alan Stuessy, Superintendent at The Reserve Club.

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Olympics' special! Listen in as Judd visits with a pair of young gun shot putters making their Olympic debuts in Toyko: SoCal native/former USC standout Nick Ponzio, and Minnesota-bred NCAA champion, Payton Otterdahl.

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From desert level to Big Sky elevation: Join in as Judd visits with new College of the Desert men's head golf coach, Nicholas Altman, and also chats with The Reserve at Moonlight Basin head pro, Nick Berasi, who gives an insider's preview of The Match, pitting Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady vs. Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers.

 

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U.S. Open week special: Join in as Judd gets you prepped for the event with "The Open Doctor," course architect Rees Jones, and San Diego-based golf professional Tina Mickelson (yes, big sister to Phil Mickelson).

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Join in for a timely discussion on athletes and mental wellness as Judd welcomes Dr. Adam Gallenberg of Premier Sport Psychology.

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Loyola Marymount men's head golf coach Jason D'Amore joins Judd to talk about the upcoming College Golf Experience - Palm Desert Showcase camp.


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From racing card to trading cards: Join Judd as he visits with Marty Irby, exec. director of Animal Wellness Action to discuss the controversial Triple Crown season, and also chats with Paul Zickler, brand manager at Upper Deck about the newly-released "Artifacts Golf Card" set.

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Like a list? Tune in as Judd is joined by KESQ sports director Blake Arthur, as they reveal their Top-10 Private and Public golf courses in the Coachella Valley.

An essay on the PGA Tour's new Player Impact Program rounds-out the fray, as does a rundown of some of Judd's fresh articles.  

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A palpable pairing, as Judd visits with Eric Julian, general manager at Native Oaks GC, and welcomes Paul Bucy, director of Instruction at Desert Willow Golf Resort.

And be sure to check the social routes for this week's giveaway of a comped foursome to Desert Willow!

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If you build it...Join Judd as he chats with Bridget Schmidt, architect and senior associate for Populous, designer of the new Coachella Valley arena.  And listen in for an essay on why the PGA Tour (and this week's Masters) could have taken a page from MLB's decision to move the All-Star Game. 

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Major episode: Join in for some prep & preview of the 50th anniversary of the ANA Inspiration, golf's first major championship of the season. Guests include Bianca Pagdanganan (longest player on the LPGA Tour) and Larry Bohannan, golf writer for The Desert Sun newspaper.

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Can golf's resurgence of play hold steady? Get the latest as Judd visits with Matt LaWell, managing editor of Golf Course Industry Magazine.  And as you fill out your NCAA brackets, take heed of Judd's essay on what should be a hoops' run of redefining "Madness."

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Get "graphic" with the host, as Judd visits with writer and graphic novelist Michael L. Frizell, co-author of Tidal Wave Comics' new "Black History Leaders in Sports."   And as high school football readies for a  (pandemic) return to the field, Judd gets you prepped for pigskin in a chat with Shad Powers, columnist for The Desert Sun newspaper.

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