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PODCAST NOTE: Listeners can tune in to iHeart Radio 740 The Game or listen in the Orlando area on FM 96.9 Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. to hear The Golf Insiders live. Add The Golf Insiders podcast to your iPhone as an app. Click here and go to the bottom of the device's screen to create the "Quick Launch" icon for the Golf Insiders. Once you've done this it will add The Golf Insiders podcast as an App to your home screen. 

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Holly G along with co host Kevin Sternett, assistant pro at Golden Bear Club at Keene's Point are in the studio talking the events of the past week including the 2016 Women's Olympic Golf Competition, where Inbee Park won the Gold Medal, Lydia Ko captured the Silver and Shanshan Feng took home the Bronze. This week is the start of the FedEx Cup Playoffs with The Barclays.

Friday is the Golf United Charity Scramble for Pulse Orlando event Aug. 26, 2016 at Grand Cypress Golf Club's New Course at Grand Cypress,. Please visit golfunited.org to find out how you can help or participate. 100% of the net proceeds from the Scramble and the Silent Auction that follows the event will go to OneOrlando and Pulse of Orlando Funds. One way to contribute is to donate $49 and "buy" sign along the fairway.

Robert Scott, Grand Cypress Golf Club's Tournament Director, calls in to talk with The Golf Insiders about the tournament. 

Bob Harig, ESPN.com, talks to Holly and Kevin about his time at the Olympics as well as previewing the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Bob said that golf in the Olympics were better than expected. Both the men and the women were deemed a success. Holly asked Bob about Inbee Parks incredible success given her injury and who had not been playing for a while. Bob and Holly talk about the U.S. women's players Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller and how close they came to winning a winning. 

Holly asks about Bob The Barclays, and he said that the top players who had not played in the Olympics had the past three weeks. Other than Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar and Henrik Stenson who were at Rio. Kevin talks with Bob about the FedEx Cup playoffs and the motivation for the players who didn't participate in the Olympics.

John Glozek, Publisher of Golfing Magazine Long Island, calls in to talk about Bethpage Black the site of this year's first FedEx Cup event The Barclays. The weather has been good over the past couple months and with a little rain. John played the course a couple weeks ago. Holly asks John about what Tour players benefit for the long course -- He said Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and other bombers on the Tour who can keep it in the fairway. John said the greens have slight slopes, so they won't be as much of a problem but it's just getting to the greens. 

Jeff Babineau from Golfweek calls in to finish out the hour of intelligent golf talk. Holly asks Jeff about golf in the Olympics going forward and the possibility of golf staying on as an Olympic sport after the 8 year test period. 

Jeff, Holly and Kevin discuss the FedEx Cup playoffs. Kevin talks with Jeff about this past summer it seemed like there was some major event in golf. Holly asks Jeff who he thinks is the hungriest golfer going into the FedEx Cup playoffs? Fowler, Spieth, Jason Day? Also some of the hot guys, the top 5 going in are multiple winners on the Tour. 

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PODCAST NOTE: Listeners can tune in to iHeart Radio 740 The Game or listen in the Orlando area on FM 96.9 Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. to hear The Golf Insiders live. Add The Golf Insiders podcast to your iPhone as an app. Click here and go to the bottom of the device's screen to create the "Quick Launch" icon for the Golf Insiders. Once you've done this it will add The Golf Insiders podcast as an App to your home screen. 

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Holly G along with co host Kevin Sternett, assistant pro at Golden Bear Club at Keene's Pointand Will Perry, creative director at EVVUS and social media ace for The Golf Insiders, are in the studio wrapping up the 2016 Men's Olympic Golf Competition.  The trio discuss Justin Rose winning the Gold, Henrik Stenson Silver and Matt Kuchar took the Bronze medal. Holly and the guys also talk about the success of this Olympics and what that might mean for the future of golf in the Olympics.

Holly talks about her recent trip to the Las Vegas Fall PGA Show and some of the products and equipment she saw there and tested on Demo Day.

Holly tells listeners that The Golf United Charity Scramble for Pulse Orlando event Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 is sold out but there are still ways that listeners can help out or participate. Please visit the web site golfunited.org

Todd Lewis, The Golf Channel, chats with Holly about The Golf Channel's coverage has had on the men and continues with the Women at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Todd pointed out that the golf media did not know what to expect going into the Olympics. He said the medal podium had two major champions and an American. He thinks that it has been a huge success for the game of golf. 

Todd and Kevin talk about the energy at the Olympics and the unification of countries through sports. Todd personally feels an uplifting for being in Rio. Holly and Todd talk about Day 1 at the Olympics for the women. Ariya Jutanugarn, Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson and many others atop the leaderboard.

Sean Foley, Golf Instructor and Swing Coach for Justin Rose and many other top professional golfers as well as a Golf Digest Top 50 instructor, joins the crew talking about Rose's success at the Olympics. Sean talks about how Rose is very observant and feeds off of the environment he is in and felt it would be good for Justin to go to Rio without some coaches ... hoping that it would enable him to clear his mind and it paid off. 

Sean talks about how coaching is more than just clubs and winning or losing, but helping the player deal with mental side of golf and life. Sean talks about how the biggest competitor in life is our self. "It's funny that in a way we become more intellectual, we become more 'dumb'." Referring to the misunderstanding of thought and where it comes from for all of us. "We tell our self a story (about some event) and then we manifest it and we live it." Foley feels that we dwell too much on the past and it shackles us from moving forward.

In the final segment of the show, Holly talks about Gene Sauers' first major win on the Champions Tour that happened this past weekend in Ohio. Steve Eubanks, Global Golf Post, was at the event. He talks to Holly about the women players competing in the Olympics. Gary Gilchrist is Ariya Jutanugarn's coach who Steve had a chance to speak with Gary and feels that Ariya is successful again because she just needed a confidence boost that Gary's coaching has provided. Holly and Steve talk about some of the other players competing at the Olympics. 

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PODCAST NOTE: Listeners can tune in to iHeart Radio 740 The Game or listen in the Orlando area on FM 96.9 Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. to hear The Golf Insiders live. Add The Golf Insiders podcast to your iPhone as an app. Click here and go to the bottom of the device's screen to create the "Quick Launch" icon for the Golf Insiders. Once you've done this it will add The Golf Insiders podcast as an App to your home screen. 

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Holly G along with Will Perry, creative director at EVVUS and social media guru for The Golf Insiders, are in the studio on the night before the men's Olympic Golf competition is to begin. 

Holly talks about Jim Furyk's record final round of 58 at the Traveler's Championship which was won by Russell Knox. 

Holly G reminds listeners about the upcoming Golf United Charity Scramble for Pulse Orlando event Aug. 26, 2016 at Grand Cypress Golf Course. Please visit golfunited.org to find out how you can help or participate.

Aly N. Benitez, JD, MBA, Founder/Board President of Pulse Orlando, talks to Holly for a few minutes about the Pulse tragedy and how people are coping with the horrific event. Also about how Pulse of Orlando is helping offset the expenses that victims have incurred since the shootings and how people can help.

After the break, Bob Harig, ESPN.com, calls in from Rio to talk about the Olympics. He thinks some of the issues that have been in the news leading up to the Olympics have been overplayed. So many players are thrilled to be competing and living the Olympic experience. Bob wrote a story about Padraig Harrington who was part of the delegation that went to Switzerland in 2005 to lobby for golf and is excited to actually be a part of. 

Bob says that some of the countries like Venezuela don't have the amount of Olympic participants that the United States does. But this can help grow the game around the world. Only about 20,000 golfers in Brazil which is about how many play in Orlando alone. Holly asks Bob about the Gil Hanse golf course in Rio. From Bob's perspective he feels that Gil did a really nice job with the land that he has available and has received a lot of compliments from the players. 

Todd Lewis, the Golf Channel, calls in from Rio to talk to Holly about Golf Channel's coverage. Vibrant sense of community at the Olympics and really didn't know what to expect and what to expect. All the issues like the Zika virus and security issues have not been a problem. Watching other Olympians like Michael Phelps win his 20th and 21st gold medals and the history that is being made in Rio.

Todd spoke with Henrik Stenson in Rio and asked him after all that he accomplished in the game of golf, what winning a gold medal would mean to Sweden? Henrik said that winning a Bronze medal would mean so much to Sweden, probably more than him winning a major championship.

Todd talks about the fact that golf is not as big in the Netherlands, or Rio and other countries/places around the world as it is in other countries. He feels that is where golf can grow from being an Olympic event. 

Jeff Babineau, Golfweek, calls in to talk about the American team at the Olympics. Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler and others. Jeff mentions a Golfweek story that talks about Padraig Harrington's feelings that some of these players are going to regret not participating in. Holly also mentions that the John Deere Classic as well as the U.S. Senior Open Championship. Will picks Patrick Reed as the best overall USA player, Henrik Stenson to win gold and Zach Johnson to win the John Deere. Holly likes Sergio Garcia for the gold and Rickie Fowler as the best USA player to finish in Rio. She takes Steve Stricker at the John Deere and Colin Montgomerie at the U.S. Senior Open.

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PODCAST NOTE: Listeners can tune in to iHeart Radio 740 The Game or listen in the Orlando area on FM 96.9 Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. to hear The Golf Insiders live. Add The Golf Insiders podcast to your iPhone as an app. Click here and go to the bottom of the device's screen to create the "Quick Launch" icon for the Golf Insiders. Once you've done this it will add The Golf Insiders podcast as an App to your home screen. 

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Holly G along with co host Kevin Sternett, assistant pro at Golden Bear Club at Keene's Pointand Will Perry, creative director at EVVUS and social media ace for The Golf Insiders, are in the studio with wrap up of the PGA Championship won by Jimmy Walker. Kevin and Holly talk about how the weather affected the final major. 

The trio discuss the Women's British Championship won by Ariya Jutanugarn and the talented young players on the LPGA Tour.  Stephan Jaeger opened with a record 58 and went on to win by posting a score of 30-under-par 250 to win the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic.

A reminder to listeners that The Golf United Charity Scramble for Pulse Orlando event is Aug. 26, 2016, Please visit golfunited.org to find out how you can help or participate.

Bob Harig, ESPN.com, calls in to talk about the breaking news that Nike is pulling out of the equipment side of the business. Bob wonders if it is tied directly to Tiger's absence from the Tour. Bob said he believes Rory McIlroy has around 3 years left on his contract and Tiger re-upped his deal with Nike recently as well.

Holly and Bob discuss Walker's win at the PGA Championship. Because of the inclement weather, Walker and others had to play 36 holes on Sunday and the scoring was still low. Walker had to hold off Jason Day's late charge. Bob says that it is hard to believe that it is August and the majors are all finished for the year. Holly talks with Bob about how well the grounds team worked on the course to get the tournament done on Sunday. Some golf purists may feel that playing preferred lie, or lift, clean and place doesn't have a place in the majors, but Bob said that it is in the rule books.

This week is the Traveler's Championship with defending Bubba Watson, playing alongside two of his Olympic teammates.

Damon Hack, co-host of the Golf Channel's Morning Drive, calls in from the Travelers to talk about the state of the golf industry with Nike's announcement of leaving the equipment side. Damon feels that golf has gone from a high in sales 15 years ago to the low that it's experiencing now. Kevin asks Damon about Tiger's effect on the business. Maybe Nike knows something about Tiger that others do not? 

Holly talks with Damon about the story he is writing about the Olympics and Matt Kuchar's discovery about the format. In Matt's defense he wasn't one of the 4 representing the USA until Jordan Spieth and others pulled out. The Golf Channel will be covering the Olympics along with NBC.

In the final segment of the show Steve Eubanks, Global Golf Post, talks with Holly G and the gang about the Women's British Open and some of the women who are competing in the Olympics. Steve talks about Ariya Jutanugarn's win and how far she is come over the past year or so not only with her game but socially.

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