Hosted by broadcaster Shane Bacon and PGA Tour pro Max Homa, Get a Grip is a golf-centric podcast making light of a rather stuffy sport with legitimate insight into the game. It’s essentially the public golf course of podcasts. The show will offer a look into the PGA Tour from a guy between the ropes week in and week out and have some fun at both his peers and golf fans’ expenses.
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In honor of Waste Management Phoenix Open week, Shane recounts three of his favorite memories from the tournament in years past, including his first trip as a college kid, his first time with a media credential, and the 2020 tournament with Max Homa that fed the very first episode of this podcast.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After a weekend that belonged to the Nice Guys with Max Homa and Rory McIlroy winning around the globe, Shane has PGA Tour player turned commentator, James Nitties, on to discuss the golf villain. With LIV vs. the PGA Tour taking over the golfing stratosphere over the last year, are all the villains now grouped together, and if so, is that good for the sport? After that, the two talk short spurts of domination in the current state of golf before diving into James' T-4 introduction to the Phoenix Open back in 2009 as we sit a few days away from the craziest golf event of the year. Make sure you give James a follow on Twitter at @jamesnitties23 ... a big thanks to the mustache'd one for his time! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On the latest Get a Grip, Golf.com's Claire Rogers (@kclairerogers) stops by and takes over hosting duties, asking Shane questions about him getting into golf and how all that happened. The two discuss plenty of early career moments, talk about the highest and lowest moments of their 2022s and touch on things to do at the upcoming WM Phoenix Open. A good chat and a big thanks to Claire for joining once again. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Shane is back from his annual January buddies golf trip and catching up with two-time LPGA winner Marina Alex. The two talk about the weird phenomenon that is getting older, Marina's ombudsman approach to golf Twitter, what men tend to get wrong in terms of women's golf, and plenty more. After the chat with Marina, Shane welcomes his best buddy in the world, Rusty Reynolds, to talk about the 6th annual Tubac trip that the two do with 14 other buddies in January. A reminder, if you haven't ordered a copy of The Golfer's Zoo, the children's golf book that Shane wrote, get to orderin' right here! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With just a few days left of a lengthy and exhausting 2022 in the golf world, Shane chats with Amanda Rose about the five moments that we'll remember most from 2022. Not the most important, not the most combative, just the five that seemed to stick with us. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week's episode is an interesting one; Shane welcomes back the always-entertaining Claire Rogers of Golf.com (@kclairerogers on Twitter/Instagram) to talk about things that we can't stop thinking about. Maybe it's a golf shot, maybe it's an outfit, maybe it's a "what if" in the golf world, but golfers think about golf a lot and we are no different. As a reminder, Shane's new children's golf book, The Golfer's Zoo, is available to order at back9press.com/bacon, so grab a copy for holidays.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this week's Get a Grip, Shane welcomes a friend of the program Brendan Porath (of Shotgun Start and Fried Egg fame) to the show to discuss something that is a big part of a golfer's life; scrambles. We discuss the good and the bad of the format, we try to fix the cheating that seems to follow each and every scramble around and we end with some questions and comments from listeners. This is a fun chat about one of the most unique formats in the game that we hope you enjoy and a big thanks to Mr. Porath for jumping on to discuss. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The pod is back this week with Claude Harmon, who is fresh off a flight from Dubai to discuss a wild year in his life. From reuniting with Brooks Koepka to traversing the globe working a LIV-heavy schedule, Claude gives great insight into what makes the best in the world the BEST in the world. Claude also tells us how much the iPhone has changed his business, how students let him know they're splitting up, and much more. A big thanks to Claude for his time. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Golf historian Stephen Proctor joins Shane to discuss his summer in Scotland playing all 18 courses on The Old Tom Morris Trail, his move from senior editor at The San Francisco Chronicle to studying the history and birthplace of golf, and those current players that are most like the legendary Tom Morris. As a reminder, Shane's new children's golf book, The Golfer's Zoo, is available to order at back9press.com/bacon, so grab a copy for holidays. _____ Special thanks to our partner Bonnie Wee Golf, a specialist in exclusive luxury golf trips and vacations to the best golf courses in Scotland and Ireland, including The Old Tom Morris Trail. Check it out at OldTomMorrisTrail.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Get a Grip returns from a bit of a hiatus with news that Shane's new children's golf book, The Golfer's Zoo, is available to order and is shipping out right now. You can order at back9press.com/bacon, so do that right now. As for Mr. Hubbard, the PGA Tour pro hops on from Mexico to discuss his basketball career, a knife incident to the foot that nearly led to a win, his relationship with Hubs Peanuts + a lot more. Mark is one of the good guys on tour, I think you'll really enjoy this chat. ______ A big thank you to our newest partner, Hubs Peanuts. For more info, check out https://www.hubspeanuts.com/. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It is always a good day when Max Homa returns to the Get a Grip podcast. Max and Shane discuss the Presidents Cup, the perfectly executed post-birdie celebration on Friday, and plenty more from an epic week (and epic Max performance) at Quail Hollow. They then rehash that wild finish at the Fortinet Championship as Max picked up his fifth PGA Tour win and discuss the coolest moment of his time at the Open Championship playing alongside Tiger Woods. They end the podcast with Max asking Shane a couple of dad questions as the Homa's are a month away from becoming parents (well, human parents ... can't forget Scotty). A big thanks to Max for the time! Also, Shane mentioned off the top that his children's golf book, The Golfer's Zoo, is now available for pre-order. If you're interested, check it out at www.back9press.com/baconSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After the best season of his career, Justin Suh is a full-time PGA Tour member. His reward? Joining Shane in person from Napa as the PGA Tour gets going once again. Justin talks about the change in how he thinks about his golf swing, how important his sister is to his success, how many hours a day (!!) he stretches and plenty more. Thanks to Justin for his time, as always. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our old pal and friend of the program Joe Buck of (checks to confirm this is accurate) ESPN joined the podcast to talk his career move, the job of Monday Night Football, saying goodbye to baseball, his sneaky low handicap (almost scratch!), if we will see him on TV during the Masters and plenty more. Make sure you watch Monday Night Football on September 12th for Broncos-Seahawks and check out Joe's podcast, Daddy Issues. A big thanks to Joe for the chat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The APGA Tour is at Baltusrol this week for the Cisco Invitational and I was lucky to go out and play a little golf in the pro-am and chat with two of the rising stars on the tour, Aaron Beverly and Kamaiu Johnson. We chatted about the year, the growth of this tour, the impact brands like Cisco make on players working towards the PGA Tour, and plenty more. A shoutout to Cisco, Baltusrol, and of course, Aaron and Kamaui for the time! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On the latest Get a Grip, Shane opens the show talking about playing in the Connecticut Open and missing the cut by 1 before being joined by the great David McLay-Kidd to talk about his new project in Nebraska, GrayBull. David talks about why the Sand Hills of Nebraska is the best land in the world to build golf courses on, what golfer he envisions building golf courses for, and what's the most fun part of the process for him. A big thanks to David for coming on the podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What a week at St. Andrews! Shane checks in from the Old Course with Claire giving her full rundown of an excellent week of Open Championship golf. The two discuss Shane's club fiasco, the Max-Tiger pairing, Rory's Sunday and the insane close by Cam Smith. A special week in golf that we hope y'all enjoyed as much as we did. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With the Open returning to the Old Course, it made perfect sense to bring back an old Clubhouse episode that Shane published in 2020 with his good friend Will Froelich. Will and Shane, after college at the University of Arizona, headed to Scotland with hopes of getting a job caddying for the summer. A day later and after a quick meeting with the man in charge of loops and both Will and Shane found themselves carrying bags on the most famous golf course in the world. Relive old stories, laugh at how Will got the nickname Rubles and enjoy an experience that these two will never forget. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You might not know the name Roger Sali, but after this episode, you most definitely won't forget it. Roger lives in Uganda and took to caddying when his father passed away and the family needed extra income. Starting in 2020, Roger fell desperately in love with the game and wanted to share it with as many people as possible, so Roger has been going to schools and areas of Africa to share the sport with whoever will listen. It's an incredible story from an amazing person who you should be following on Instagram at @saligolfs. Thanks to Roger for taking the time to chat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this busy Monday episode, Shane and Golf.com's Claire Rogers talk at length about the Lexi Thompson collapse on Sunday at Congressional. They transition to Claire looping at the Northeast Amateur, her best and worst moments on the bag, some day game ideas for the PGA Tour and a golf-themed version of Would You Rather. A fun episode we hope you enjoy! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It was an awesome week at Pine Needles for the U.S. Women's Open with Minjee Lee taking home her second major title in as many years. Shane and Golf.com's Claire Rogers recap the week, talk about Minjee's trajectory, the awesome return from Nelly Korda and how tough Danielle Kang was to gut out four rounds with that back injury. The two praise Pine Needles, the USGA and plenty more. A big thanks to Claire for her time. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
From a snoozer to a playoff in a matter of minutes! The 2022 PGA Championship took a while to get going, giving us a meltdown at the end and an epic playoff with two of the best young players in the game. Shane and Claire talk Justin Thomas' second major title, where he stands in terms of modern players and legacy, Mito's awesome week, Zalatoris giving it a serious run and plenty more. The two talk about the disappointing week from Rory McIlroy after a hopeful start, the impressive grind from Tiger Woods and then the two dive into flights to wrap up a major week from Tulsa. Thanks to Claire for jumping on. Please follow her on all the social medias at @kclairerogers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's another major week with another major guest. Gil Hanse, the incredible golf architect that was in charge of the Southern Hills restoration project, jumps on the podcast to chat with Shane about this week, what was the philosophy in terms of this particular project, and what player succeeds on this golf course, and plenty more. Shane also gives his PGA Championship pick as we inch closer to Thursday! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Another awesome week on tour and another win for Max Homa. The legendary podcaster jumps on the phone to talk about the week at the Wells Fargo, how crazy life is right now, the confidence he feels now versus a few years ago and why a putting switch changed a lot of how he feels on the greens. After talking golf, Max and Shane ranked the top-five worst parts of moving as Max recently relocated and experienced all of it. Big thanks to Max for jumping on and chatting! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With the recent victory from Jordan Spieth (his 13th since 2013), Shane thought it would be a great time to look over the last 10 years of professional golf and rank the 10 best players of the last 10 years. Who better to discuss this with than The Fried Egg and The Shotgun Start's own Andy Johnson, who worked up his own Egg Formula to break down his top-10 list. A few of the same, a few different, and a consensus No. 1 of the last decade; a fun exercise and we appreciate Andy for his time! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wow, what a week! The 2022 Masters Tournament did not disappoint and we have some instant reactions to the Scottie Scheffler win. Golf.com's Claire Rogers (@kclairerogers) joins Shane to recap the event, discuss the moment we will remember in five years, the outfit we will remember, what our favorite day of the week was and plenty more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Carrying over from the old Clubhouse podcast days, ESPN's Scott Van Pelt joins Shane to preview the 2022 Masters Tournament. The guys start off talking Tiger Woods before turning their attention to who needs this Masters title the most, how impressive Scottie Scheffler has been this season, how special it is being a part of the Masters each and every year and what it's like as the countdown starts knowing that you'll be the voice of the Masters for an audience that loves this event as much as any in sports. SVP is the best and we appreciate him taking some time to chat! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Another "Best of" episode to finish off 2021. From The Clubhouse and Get a Grip archives, we've pulled interviews with players coming off big wins on the PGA Tour, including Max Homa, of course, Joel Dahmen, and Nate Lashley. Have a great start to 2022 and we'll back with a new season soon! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Max and Shane catch up on all the happenings the last few months including the Fortinet win by Mr. Homa to kick off the season. Max then reveals the five keys to a solid ski vacation when you don't ski. The boys then give out their favorite and least favorite things about the holiday season, they break down the best golf shot each hit in 2021 and the shot they'd most want a mulligan on, flights, an Adele bet, and a look ahead to 2022 and what Max's schedule will look like the first part of the season. Happy holidays, Happy New Year, stay safe and patient! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
While we get the next season of Get a Grip ready for 2022, we've put together a few "best of" episodes covering some of the greatest interviews and moments from both Get a Grip and Shane's other podcast, The Clubhouse. This episode focuses on the best interviews I've done over the last few years with some of the biggest names in media, including Rick Reilly, Jim Nantz, and Scott Van Pelt. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On episode seventy-one, Shane Bacon opens up with confirmation that he finally accomplished the one thing in his life he was hoping to accomplish before death: a hole in one! Since it's been a minute, Max Homa dives into the end of the PGA Tour season; the guys discuss the playoffs and ways to make them less stale; they give an update on upcoming adjustments to the podcast; and finish off with flights and best shots! Follow the guys on Twitter @ShaneBacon and @MaxHoma23. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On episode seventy, Shane Bacon opens up explaining to Max Homa why he's on the verge of quitting competitive golf after a horrific sequence of events happened in his previous tournament! Then Max dives into his week playing in the world golf championship; the guys dive into what makes the Olympics special and different from the Ryder Cup; they share good and bad ideas in their flights; and Max explains why he's considering going LeBron James 'zero dark thirty' for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Follow the guys on Twitter @ShaneBacon and @MaxHoma23. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On episode sixty-nine, Shane Bacon opens up asking Max Homa about his first experience playing golf across the pond! Max shares his thoughts on links golf; the opening hole double-bogey and how he rebounded after that; and the biggest adjustment. The guys dive into the brilliance and consistency Collin Morikawa has in his game; the wet breakfast overseas; and then they finish off sharing flights which includes a proposition from Shane to end the ridiculous Open Championship vs. British Open debate. Follow the guys on Twitter @ShaneBacon and @MaxHoma23. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On episode sixty-eight, Shane Bacon opens up asking Max Homa about his week in the Rocket Mortgage Classic and playing in the same pairing as Bubba Watson! Then the guys dive into the Bryson DeChambeau news and the value of caddies; the mental grind of a PGA TOUR season; flights; and the Open Championship Follow the guys on Twitter @ShaneBacon and @MaxHoma23. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On episode sixty-seven, Shane Bacon and Max Homa open up discussing the value of instant replay in sports! Then, the guys dive into how Torrey Pines played and Jon Rahm's impressive win in the U.S. Open; they share their thoughts on green reading books being outlawed; Max previews his opportunity in the Travelers Championship and Shane finishes up with flights! Follow the guys on Twitter @ShaneBacon and @MaxHoma23. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On episode sixty-six, Shane Bacon gets Max Homa to dive deep into the Memorial Tournament, his takeaways from the week and Jon Rahm's withdrawal. The guys talk about Lexi Thompson and the U.S. Women's Open, Shane's "Longest Day," Rickie Fowler getting through the mud, and the rules around Korn Ferry Tour players qualifying for the U.S. Open. They finish off with flights, the best and worst things heard this week, and Feel Good Friday! Follow the guys on Twitter @ShaneBacon and @MaxHoma23. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On episode sixty-five of Get a Grip, Shane Bacon opens up asking Max Homa about his experience playing with 'Bones' on the bag in the PGA Championship; then the guys get into Joe Greiner's impressive run in the four-ball, Cameron Young's back-to-back victories on the Korn Ferry Tour, Phil Mickelson trash talk stories, prep for the Memorial, and flights! Follow the guys on Twitter @ShaneBacon and @MaxHoma23. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On episode sixty-four, Shane Bacon and Max Homa open up the podcast sharing mini-breaking news; then the guys get into Rory McIlroy's dominance in the Wells Fargo Championship and the legacy he's creating; Shane touches on his U.S. Open qualifier which includes a new name for a putt; Max talks about his prep for the PGA Championship and the guys finish up sharing flights! Follow the guys on Twitter @ShaneBacon and @MaxHoma23. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On episode sixty-three, Shane Bacon opens up talking with Max Homa about his week in contention at the Valspar Championship! Max talks about his red hot putter; his hole-out from the fairway; and the energy at the golf course! Shane talks about turkeys running around his house, his prep for the U.S. Open qualifier and the guys finish up with flights! Follow the guys on Twitter @ShaneBacon and @MaxHoma23. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On episode sixty-two of Get a Grip, Shane Bacon opens up asking Max Homa about the Zurich Classic and his pairing with Talor Gooch! Then Max shares the details of his double-eagle, the guys talk about the new PGA TOUR Player Impact Program (PIP), and Shane makes suggestions to Max so he can improve his PIP ranking! Follow the guys on Twitter @ShaneBacon and @MaxHoma23. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On episode sixty-one of Get a Grip, Shane Bacon and Max Homa discuss their previous week at the Masters! The guys talk about the test Augusta National presents compared to the other major championships and the impact Hideki Matsuyama's victory will have on golf; Max talks about his practice round with the European Ryder Cup players; his pairing with Bryson DeChambeau and Adam Scott and Shane finishes up critiquing the critique of the back door top-10. Follow the guys on Twitter @ShaneBacon and @MaxHoma23. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On episode sixty of Get a Grip, the podcast features numerous clips of Shane Bacon and Max Homa talking about the Masters at Augusta National in the previous year! It's MASTERS WEEK! Follow the guys on Twitter @ShaneBacon and @MaxHoma23. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On episode fifty-nine of Get a Grip, Joel Dahmen joins Shane Bacon and Max Homa to talk about his PGA TOUR victory in the Corales Puntacana. Then Shane asks Max about his week in the WGC match play; Max shares how Augusta National fits his game; and the guys finish up sharing flights! Follow the guys on Twitter @ShaneBacon and @MaxHoma23. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com