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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" a 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.