Podcast host Tom Brassell, right, with legendary club maker Bob Vokey.
SoCal golfers can look forward to an exciting year of exclusive podcasts
If you’re looking for entertaining and informative insights into the world of golf gear, the Worldwide Golf Shops Insider podcasts offer a wealth of fascinating personalities sharing their expertise.
Available via free download on Apple and Android devices or on the website of Worldwide Golf Shops – parent company of SoCal retail chains Roger Dunn Golf Shops and The Golf Mart – the podcasts feature world-renowned industry engineers and professionals discussing the technological advances in golf equipment, as well as reviews of the essential products for golfers of all skill levels. It’s a must-listen for anyone who loves the game and wants to keep up with the latest advancements in technology.
Tom Brassell with renowned golf teacher Hank Haney, left, and putter maker Scotty Cameron.
Tom Brassell, the host and Producer of Digital Content for Worldwide Golf Shops, said the Insider podcasts have been a labor of love since launching more than a decade ago in 2009.
“I get to stay close to the game, review new equipment with some of the greatest designers and product engineers in the world, and interview golf legends,” Brassell said.
Having recently passed the 300-show milestone, the podcasts have produced memorable interviews with everyone from Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer to Gary Player and Tom Watson. And with the focus on equipment, Brassell talks with representatives from all the major manufacturers and companies producing equipment, rangefinders, launch monitors and more.
“PING has their new lineup, so hopefully we can get to speak with CEO John K. Solheim and Vice President of Fitting and Performance Marty Jertson, who’s also a heck of a player,” Brassell said, looking ahead to his plans for 2021. “And of course, Titleist has the new Pro V1 and Pro V1X golf balls, so we’ll have discussion on that, most likely with Vice President of Golf Ball Product and Marketing Jeremy Stone or President of Titleist Golf Balls Mary Lou Bohn. Also, we’ll probably catch up again soon with Bob Vokey. He always gives great insight on not only his wedges, but on the short game.”
With the new year ringing in a host of new gear, the show’s focus in early 2021 will be on those products and how they can help improve a player’s enjoyment of the game.
“We always treasure our interviews with the CEOs, Chip Brewer of Callaway and David Abeles of TaylorMade,” Brassell said. “They know the new products inside and out and bring us so much insight.”
Another thing to look out for in the new year is video and simulcasting on the Worldwide Golf Shops Insider podcast YouTube page. WGS Podcast Host Tom Brassell says the ability for experts to show viewers how to use certain products makes it a no-brainer.
“We had an incredible demonstration of the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor with Art Chou, and it gave you all the information you needed to know, from taking it out of the box to hitting shots with it,” Brassel said.
Brassell also has been able to sprinkle in interviews with some of the world’s best players, and aims to do more in 2021.
“After the incredible summer of 2020 where we interviewed three of the top players on tour in a row – Collin Morikawa, Webb Simpson and Xander Schauffele – our hope is to continue spending time with top PGA Tour players.”
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