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In the first segment of this week's hour of intelligent golf talk, Holly G, Host and Producer of The Golf Insiders, along with Will Perry, Social Media Expert for The Golf Insiders and Founder and Creative Director at EVVUS, are in the studio talking about Matt Kuchar and Harris English win the Franklin Templeton Shootout. David Duval and stepson Nick Karavites won the PNC Father-Son Challenge. Holly talks about John Daly and his son who took part in the competition and how Little John Daly's swing looks similar to his dad's. Will shares that Little John is attending the Gary Gilchrist Academy.
In golf news, Holly shares with listeners that Bubba Watson will be playing a Volvik golf ball starting in January to go with his Pink Driver. The balls have been making their way around the LPGA and Champions Tour. Wilson's Triton Driver was recently ruled non-conforming for now by the USGA. Also the penalty will be waived for accidental ball movement by the USGA starting in 2017 as well which is a big adjustment for players.
Tiger said he will play at the Riviera Country Club for the first time since 2006 to compete in the Genesis Open held in February. That is the event where 16-year-old Tiger got his start on the Tour.
In the second segment of this week's golf, Holly welcomes Greg Hogate from Oska Wellness. The company has come out with the Oska™ Pulse that uses the patent pending eTec™ pulse technology that specifically optimizes Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy for accelerating the body’s ability to heal itself. The Pulse is an alternative to drugs that help with pain, swelling, joint stiffness and inflammation.
There are bout 15 players on the Tour using it and the feedback has been really good. The more you use the product the more your body helps heal itself.
Many other parts of your body that the Pulse helps treat are Carpal Tunnel, shoulder issue, low back sciatic nerve pain, plantar faciitis.
For more information visit their web site. www.oskawellness.com
In the third segment of this week's hour of intelligent golf talk, Holly and Will welcome Ken Block President and Creator of KenRick Golf belts. These premium belts combine fashion with function as the belts come with a full sized function divot tool and ball marker built into the belts.
The company's goal was to make sure that you have easy access to your divot tool. It slips into the tip of the belt and looks like a natural part of the belt. On the back of the belt tip is a magnetic steel ball marker. Product is made in the USA.
Belts are sourced from Maine and Florida and assembled in Maine. The company sells genuiune leather as well as customizable ribbon belts. The belts make affordable golf gifts.
For more information about the belts and how to order them, please visit KenRickGolf.
In the final segment of this week's hour of intelligent golf talk, Holly and Will welcome Steve Eubanks from Global Golf Post. Steve talks about the wrap up of the Race to the CME Globe won by Ariya Jutanugarn. The winner was Charley Hull.
Lydia Ko has parted ways with David Leadbetter. Steve said that he could see this coming for a while, especially with the involvement of her parents and swing change.
Will asks Steve about the LPGA launching the inaugural Senior LPGA Championship to be held at French Lick, Indiana.
In 2017 is that Global Golf Post will be at a lot more events than they had in the past offering more in-depth analysis of the players as well as expansions of the games and covering less known tours globally.
Holly asks Steve who he is most interested in seeing playing in 2017. Steve said Jason Day and see how he can play after all of these back injuries.
Will and Steve talk about Hideki Matsuyama who has won 4 of his last 5 events. Steve thinks that Hideki could be in the top 3 very soon and for many years to soon.
Holly asks about Justin Thomas, who is ranked #2 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Steve talks about Phil Mickelson's recent news that he had hernia surgery and will be on the shelf for some time. Steve thinks that Phil usually takes a couple months off each season and this will fit right into that schedule even though he has been playing good golf lately.
Holly asks Steve about Tiger's return and what he thought of Tiger's game.
The show wraps up with Holly and Steve talking about the upcoming Masters. Holly said it's only four months away and there are a lot of players in the mix. Steve said it is so great to have so many players who are playing well.
Holly lets listeners know to tune in for the last show of this part of the season where there will be a lot of swag given away.