Golf Talk Washington

Golf Talk Washington

Golf Talk Washington (formerly Golf Talk Seattle) is the Puget Sound area’s only weekly golf radio show and podcast. Airing each Saturday at 6am on Sportsradio 950 KJR and podcast on-demand via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio & more, GTW is the show by real golfers - for real golfers. Each episode showcases places to play, practical instruction from top PGA teaching and tour pros, fitness tips, equipment reviews, interviews with notables including Ken Griffey Jr., chef Tom Douglas and PGA tour pros with NW connections. GTW is hosted and produced by Emmy and Murrow award winning broadcast journalist Josh Kerns. Golf Talk Washington is the official broadcast partner of Washington Golf.... Show More

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The COVID-19 stay at home orders have been particularly hard on golf loving, active kids.  But the First Tee of Greater Seattle is working hard to keep them in the game and on course.

Evan Johnsen/Director of Programs & Development, joins Josh to talk about how the First Tee is working to adapt during these trying times, and how you can help.

And Evan details a once in a lifetime opportunity to play Chambers Bay from dawn to dusk...

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In this week's edition of Golf Talk Washington with Josh Kerns:

We get an update on how the first week of golf in the post-COVID-19 closure era is going with Ryan Whitney/VP-Premier Golf & OB Sports

PGA Tour standout and University Place native Andrew Putnam tells us how he's getting through the quarantine, trying to bring his game out of hibernation and gearing up for the resumption of the PGA Tour season

What are the bes...

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It's time to tee it up for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown.  In this special return to golf episode, Josh Kerns has all the details about where and how we can play starting May 5 across Washington, and how to get your own game out of quarantine.  Josh visits with:

  • Mark Rashell/PGA - Director of Golf at the Golf Club at Newcastle https://www.newcastlegolf.com/ 
  • Jeff Ellison/PGA - CEO of the Pacific Northwest Section of ...
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    Exclusive Breaking News from Golf Talk Washington:

    Gamble Sands, Washington's #1 rated course, is growing.  In an exclusive interview with host Josh Kerns, Ryan Whitney/Sr. VP Operations for OB Sports tells us construction began this week on a new short course at highly acclaimed resort outside Brewster, Washington.

    The new course is designed by renowned architect David McLay Kidd, the artist behind such courses as Bandon Dunes, ...

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    Welcome to golf season 2020!  Screw the rain and the Corona virus, it's time to tee it up.  

    *Host/Producer Josh Kerns kicks off the new season with an exclusive interview with Topgolf Top Dog Erik Anderson about the new Lounge by Topgolf in Kirkland, how the company has changed the face of the game, and what it means for all of us.

    *(26:21) Josh visits with Troy Andrew, Washington Golf Executive Director, about the new name for ...

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    If you've had enough of Washington's winter, you're not alone. Join Josh Kerns on a visit to the stunning Marriott Shadow Ridge golf resort in Palm Desert, California. How does 75 degrees, blue skies and sunshine sound to you right now?From the impeccable Nick Faldo designed course to the world renowned Marriott Golf Academy, it's Disneyland for golfers!Josh visits with Senior Instructor Mike Ellis, a veteran PGA...
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    Screw Seattle's return to wet weather, head to Eastern Washington. The weather is beautiful, the fairways are still firm, the leaves are turning…and there’s no place better than Gamble Sands.If you’ve been over to Gamble Sands, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, pack up the car and get over there in the next month. I guarantee you won’t regret it (and they have great stay and play packages available for the Fal...
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    What's harder than choosing one bucket list golf trip? Deciding between two! Tom Cade from the PNGA joins Josh Kerns to discuss two upcoming trips to the UK to take on some of the world's best courses in England and Ireland. They're filling up fast, so sign up now before it's too late.For more info, visit: https://thepnga.org/travel-home/visit-england-ireland-2020/
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    Host Josh Kerns visits with Tacoma-native Andrew Putnam to discuss his continued rise to PGA Tour stardom, the Fed Ex Cup, South Sound golf and the proliferation of PGA pros from the area, fatherhood and turning 30 and more.
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    In this week's range report, PGA pro Keith Bennett from the Golf Club at Newcastle helps us improve our mental game and think more effectively to lower our scores (or at least that's the theory)….
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    August 15, 2019 874 min
    We preview the 15th annual Boeing Classic with tournament director Brian Flajole as the legends return to Snoqualmie Ridge.
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    Shawn Farmer Sese from Golfletica Sports and Rehab in Bellevue details how she and other fitness professionals are making it easier to stay fit and connected via Instagram and other online tools
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    An update on the battle over the future of Seattle's municipal golf courses and one golf writer's audacious idea to build the next Chambers Bay on the bluffs above Elliot Bay at Seattle's Discovery Park with Brian Beaky and Tony Dear from Cascade Golfer magazine.
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    Barney Adams big idea/Cascade Golfer's top 10/First Tee Garage Sale by Golf Talk Seattle
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    Travel to Kaanapali Golf Courses and Resort on Maui as Josh Kerns visits with Kaanapali Director of Golf Sutee Nitakorn. Then book your Maui vacation asap!
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    In this edition of Golf Talk Seattle with Josh Kerns:*An exclusive conversation with ESPN legend Chris Berman on golf, ESPN's history, the Seahawks and visiting Seattle for the Wonderland Kids Charity Golf Tournament*Lessons from a day at Sahalee with PGA Pro Keith Bennett that can help all of us play our best golf*Staying fit and flexible at work for golf with Shawn Farmer-Sese, Fitness Director at Golfletica Sports and Rehab ...
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    August 1, 2019 1189 min
    Pioneering ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman joins Josh Kerns for a wide ranging conversation about his upcoming visit to Seattle to support Wonderland Family Services August 10-11 for an evening of storytelling and 20th annual Justin Van Hollebeke Memorial Golf Tournament at the Golf Club at Newcastle.https://wonderlandkids.org/golf-tournament/Josh caught up with Boomer at the spectacular Kaanapali Golf Courses on Maui, and we talk ev...
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    July 27, 2019 3529 min
    This week on Golf Talk Seattle, Josh Kerns and friends take you to Maui and Lanai for a special look at one of the world's great golf destinations.Come along as we visit Four Seasons Lanai Manele Golf Course, Kaanapali's Royal and Kai courses, Kapalua resort and more (we'll visit south Maui and wonderful Wailea in our next episode).And the Golfing Doc Dr. Harry Sese shares his Hawaii golf experiences and recounts his ma...
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    This week on Golf Talk Seattle:*Host Josh Kerns travels to acclaimed Gamble Sands for a round with legendary NBA broadcaster Kevin Calabro*Check out Puget Sound area golf real estate options for on-course living with the Real Estate Coach Gary Mogg*Travel to Ireland and play the world's greatest courses with Tom Cade of the PNGA*Get golf fit and foam rolled the right way with Shawn Farmer Sese of Golfletica Sports and Rehab in ...
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    This week on Golf Talk Seattle w/ Josh Kerns:Rating courses with the WSGA; How the Decade system can help us all learn more and play better w/ Keith Bennett, PGA of The Golf Club at Newscastle; Why you should come play and support the Wonderland golf tournament with ESPN legend Chris Berman; Breeding the next generation of tournament golfers with the Washington Junior Golf Association,
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