TTSG EPISODE 026 – Talking Indoor Golf With Bob O’Brien

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Bob O’Brien outside Pinnacle Golf Club in Rockville Centre, New York

In this week’s episode we’re talking indoor golf with Bob O’Brien. More than a decade ago the former Wheatley Hills Golf Club Assistant Pro tired of trekking south every winter but didn’t want to have to put away his clubs until the following spring. The solution: Pinnacle Golf Club, Bob’s indoor golf facility in his hometown, Rockville Centre, New York.

Both members and non-members have access to golf simulators and practice times. Lessons are available as well.

Among the topics discussed:
– How Bob’s experience at Wheatley Hills helped inspire his indoor facility(1:46)
– Bob’s unique pricing philosophy(10:50)
– Why Pinnacle Golf Club has survived and thrived(15:03)
– The various renowned courses his simulators offer(22:44)
– PGC’s Junior League(25:33)

Bob O’Brien gives putting instruction to junior golfer

Timmy O’Brien cranks a 275 yard drive into Pinnacle Golf Club simulator

Visual read out from simulator measuring distance, launch angle, clubhead speed…etc

For more information on Bob’s indoor facility log

TTSG EPISODE 025 – Talking The NJPGA Junior Tour with Greg Zohovetz

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New Jersey Section Junior PGA Championship at Fiddlers Elbow CC in Bedminster Township.

In this week’s episode we’re talking the New Jersey PGA Junior Tour with Greg Zohovetz. Greg is the NJPGA Junior Tour Director along with being in charge of Player Development.

Throughout the 2017 season 600 golfers participated in the NJPGA Junior Tour.

Among the topics discussed:

– The NJPGA Junior Tour final event of the season. The Precision Pro Invite-Bustard Memorial(1:52)
– How young golfers can get involved with the NJPGA Junior Tour(4:30)
– The road from junior golf to collegiate golf(10:16)
– The increased participation in the NJPGA Junior Tour(14:20)
– The NJPGA Junior Tour growth initiatives for 2018(17:44)

NJPGA Junior Tour Director Greg Zohovetz

The NJPGA Junior Tour season culminated with the Pro Precision Invite-Bustard Memorial at Old York Country Club in Columbus.

Boys Division Award Winners at NJPGA Junior Tour Precision Pro Invite at Old York CC, Colombus

Girls Division Award Winners at the NJPGA Junior Tour Precision Pro Invite at Old York CC, Colombus

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TTSG EPISODE 024 – Talking The Sarazen Invitational With Mike Miranda And Dave Mattana

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Mike Miranda wins 2017 Sarazen Invitational at Fresh Meadow CC

In this week’s episode we’re talking the 2017 Sarazen Invitational with new champ Mike Miranda(1:30) of Saint Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill and the Pine Ridge Golf Club. Mike endured extremely gusty conditions to outlast defending champ Danny Abbadandolo on the third playoff hole of the two day event at the Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, New York.

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Fresh Meadow CC Golf Chairman Dave Mattana

Fresh Meadow CC Golf Chairman Dave Mattana(5:30) describes how legendary golfer Gene Sarazen is forever linked with Fresh Meadow.

TTSG Episode 023 – Talking the MGA Mid-AM with Darin Goldstein, Chris Billington & Gene Westmoreland

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Darin Goldstein (right)presented with the Westmoreland Cup from MGA Tournament Director Chris Gaffney after winning the 2017 Mid-Am Championship

In this week’s episode we’re talking the 2017 MGA Mid-Am Championship with new champ Darin Goldstein(1:18), Bayonne Golf Club Head Pro Chris Billington(7:39) and with the MGA’s Gene Westmoreland(12:09) whom the Mid-AM Championship trophy is named after.

Among the topics discussed:

Darin explains why this year’s Mid-Am was circled on his calendar from day one.

Bayonne GC Head Pro Chris Billington

Chris shares the Bayonne GC pro shop’s unique responsibility of coordinating a ferry service for its members.

MGA Special Consultant and former Tournament Director Gene Westmoreland

Gene expresses his deep appreciation for the MGA naming the Mid-Am trophy in his honor.

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TTSG EPISODE 022 – Talking The Treiber Memorial With Adam Rainaud & Bruce Treiber; Talking “On Course” With Frank Darby & Brian Crowell

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Adam Rainaud(left) posing with Bruce Treiber after winning the 2017 Treiber Memorial at Wheatley Hills Golf Club

In this week’s episode we’re talking the Treiber Memorial with new champ Adam Rainaud and Bruce Treiber.

Among the topics discussed:
Adam Rainaud(1:35) shares how he dealt with a deer that wandered onto the 17th green as he was about to putt.
Bruce Treiber(5:50) discusses his “family ties” with the tournament that was started by his father Howard.

“On Course” co-hosts Frank Darby(left) and Brian Crowell

We’re also talking “On Course” with Manhattan College Golf Coach Frank Darby(9:17)and Met PGA President Brian Crowell(14:02).

Frank and Brian co-host the SiriusXM Golf Talk Radio show every Wednesday night from 8pm-9pm(EST).

TTSG EPISODE 021 – Talking The BGPI With Gary Player, Lee Trevino & Bernhard Langer; Talking the NJPGA Fall Finale with Frank Esposito & Chris Bauer

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Lee Trevino(left) and Gary Player share stories prior to Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at GlenArbor GC in Bedford Hills,NY

In this week’s podcast episode we’re talking the 2017 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at GlenArbor GC in Bedford Hills with World Golf Hall of Famers Gary Player(1:41), Lee Trevino(4:49) and Bernhard Langer(9:54).

Among the topics discussed:
Player describes GlenArbor(a course he designed) as a “paradise”; Trevino says the U.S. is in fine shape on the heels of the Presidents Cup; Langer opens up about repeatedly having to deal with “the yips”.

We’re also talking the 2017 NJPGA Fall Finale with Frank Esposito(14:43). Frank fired an opening round 65(-7) at Spring Lake GC on his way to a four stroke win. NJPGA Executive Director Chris Bauer(18:06) discusses the highlights of the 2017 season.

Frank Esposito wins the 2017 NJPGA Fall Finale at Spring Lake GC.