From the first tee to the last green, Utah Golf Radio gets you inside the ropes on all things golf in Utah. Live show on Saturday mornings on ESPN 700 radio. Podcast updates during the week. Hosted by Paul Pugmire.
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The Country Club of Salt Lake will host the 2034 US Women's Amateur Championship! Utah Golf Hall of Fame member Sue Nyhus and international golf leader Mike Bailey join the live show on ESPN 700 to break it all down. We celebrate the new Coral Canyon Women's Am with head pro Marco Lioni, and the Sand Hollow Am. BYU coach Bruce Brockbank tees up the Cougs' spring season and long drive horse beast Ryan Reisbeck gives us the deets on the renewed World Long Drive tour.
Weber State junior Cameron Gray survived cold and wind at Sky Mountain to win the Hurricane City Am by three over Utah Tech's Davis Heslington. Joe Ligon takes the senior division, Dale Christensen the super seniors and Millie Terrion the womens. Gray joins the pod.
4x Utah PGA Player of the Year Haley Sturgeon joins the live show on ESPN 700 with Jan and the Girls Go Golfing gang road tripping at We-Ko-Pa in Arizona. State Am champ Zac Jones opens up on the joy and pain of playing great but not winning. Biomechanician Dr. Tyler Standifird of UVU on his swing speed research. Timpanogos Head Pro Brett Watson on clubhouse construction and The Horseshoe, the new 18-hole putting course at Timp.
A high school kid wins for the second week in a row on the Southern Swing as Crimson Cliffs junior Boston Bracken takes down BYU's Zac Jones in a playoff to take the St. George Am. Lloyd Vaughn, Herb Lyons and Zac's dad Clark Jones share the title in the senior division. Bracken joins the pod.
The new Studio at the PGA Tour Superstore is worth some serious geeking and we help Tony McQuivey and Braden Thunell open it. Callaway's Zack Oakley tells us about the new Paradym line. Randy Dodson of Fairways Magazine and 3x Utah Mid-Am champ David Jennings go deep on the Southern Swing. We celebrate with Utah Section PGA Superintendent of the Year Ben Timmons.
Lone Peak HS sophomore Kihei Akina held off Zac Jones, Boston Bracken and a charging Cooper Jones to win the first PPR event of the year, the Coral Canyon Am. With an assist from Randy Dodson of Fairways Magazine, Akina joins the pod.
Leading Utah PGA pro Henry White joins the live show on ESPN 700 as we tee up what to look for in Utah golf in 2023 with Utah Golf Association Executive Director Easton Folster and Kurt Kragthorpe of Fairways Magazine. We remember Arnie Ferrin the golfer with Craig Ridd, and get to know Bad Caddy.
We go deep on the top ten Utah golf stories of 2022 on the live show on ESPN 700 with Randy Dodson, Kurt Kragthorpe and Wesley Ruff. Kurt's great write up of these stories in Fairways Magazine is here https://adobe.ly/3PSEBYl.
We solve your holiday shopping probs at the PGA Tour Superstore on the live show on ESPN 700 with Tony and Quano, who help us celebrate Utah Section PGA award winners, Devin Dehlin, Mark Owen, Brayden Swapp, Todd Tanner and Stacy Jones. Oh, and Tele Wightman's way cool Instagram contest win.
Four-time Utah Section PGA Player of the Year Haley Sturgeon co-hosts the live show on ESPN 700 as we dive deep on the reasons Mike Weir will thrive as Presidents Cup captain with Bruce Brockbank, his coach at BYU. Utah PGA mens Player of the Year Casey Fowels and new UGA competitions director Colin Clawson join the show.
Mike Weir joins the live show on ESPN 700 to break down his Champions Tour year, oh and the President's Cup. We celebrate the impactful life of Utah golf pro legend Via Wightman with his kids, Tele Wightman, Juli Erikson and Sarah Ofehengaua. Callaway's Michael Vrska tricks us out with the fitting deets we need. All with Quano Moore at the PGA Tour Superstore.
We talk Q schools and all the UPOTs playing them with Tommy Sharp and Randy Dodson. Brandon Kida on advancing in the Asian Tour Q. We learn about Dryvebox and Holiday Inn Express in Washington City. And send love to David Lichtie for his win in the Southern Utah Open.
Layton HS junior David Liechty wins the Southern Utah Open at SunRiver for his first UGA PPR event win. Braydon Swapp is low pro. Henry White takes the pro seniors and Chuck O'Brien the am seniors. Liechty joins the pod.
We celebrate the Southern Utah Open with Sun River pro Larry Ricketts on the live show on ESPN 700. One of the best conversations ever with Danny Summerhays on what's next after getting Korn Ferry Tour status. We catch up with Nicklaus Miller and Davis Henslington after great wins, and get schooled up on new rules with Utah Golf Association ED Easton Folster.
Anchored by Lance Smith, 5A Olympus takes out 6A state champs Lone Peak and 4A state champs Crimson Cliffs to win the revamped Arctic Circle Above the Rest high school invitational tournament. Smith, Derek Fox and Jeff Petersen join the pod.
It's the live show on ESPN 700 from the new Tee Box in St. George with former Utah Tech horse now golf pro Spencer Wallace. We go deep on the amazing Beaver HS golf team with Coach Jason Pollard, catch up with Parker Bunn and Kihei Akina, get the Arctic Circle report from Derek Fox, and celebrate her second collegiate win with BYU's Allysha Mae Mateo.
We celebrate the opening of X-Golf Riverton with Paige Spiranac, the Utah Section PGA awards with Wesley Ruff, and say aloha to Jesse Dodson, one of the really good ones of Utah golf, on the live show on ESPN 700.
We celebrate the Utah Golf Association Players of the Year and award winners, as well as the Trackman Indoor Golf Day at Private Indoor Golf (PIG), with Utah Section PGA pros Todd Heugly and Mike Manning, and PIG owner Ben Parker. Kurt Kragthorpe, Zac Jones, Shane McMillan and Terry Hansen join in.
We celebrate the high school state champions and junior golf excellence on the live show on ESPN 700, with Utah Section PGA's Devin Dehlin and Todd Mullen. TrackMan's Mike Manning tees up Indoor Golf Day and Callaway's Michael Vrska, the Fitting Sheriff, on what to expect in a putter fitting.
Lots of college golf on the live show on ESPN 700. UVU's Brady McKinlay goes back-to-back. Weber State women win with four top-fives. Javier Barcos steps up to lead a young Utes team. And we celebrate community golf at Forest Dale with Kelsey Chugg and SLC Council Member Amy Fowler.
Former Nibley Park pros Steve Elliott and Jeff Waters join the live show on ESPN 700 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nibley Park, the first public course in Utah. New UGA ED Easton Folster on his vision for the future. First Tee horse Sean Lampropoulos from the Pure Insurance Classic at Pebble Beach.
Timpanogos Head Pro Brett Watson and Primo's Matty Gay help us celebrate the Primo Provo Open on the live show on ESPN 700. We preview the new season with BYU men's coach Bruce Brockbank and UVU Women's coach Juli Erekson.
Mark Owen scored a rare double win in the Utah Section PGA Championship by winning both the regular division and the senior division with a one-shot victory over Casey Fowles. Jordan Gibbs qualifies for the PGA Professional Championship from his third section. Owen and Gibbs join the pod.
Davis Park Head Pro Zach Johnson joins the live show on ESPN 700 for the Davis Park Am. Mark Urbanek on highlights from Tony Finau's great year. Kurt Kragthorpe on Patrick Fishburn's quest for a PGA TOUR card. Ryan Holt on what the long drivers are doing for all that stupid speed.
The live show on ESPN 700 goes to Lakeside for the Professional Long Drivers Association Rockwell Blast to celebrate the longest hitters on the planet. Utah Section PGA pro Dallas Green and PLDA horses Ryan Reisbeck & Brandon Flynn let it fly. We put a bow on the Utah Open with Devin Dehlin and Kurt Kragthorpe, and catch up with 7x Utah Women's Senior State Am champ Annette Gaiotti. (Yeah, 7x!)
Darren Kuhn of Pocatello, Idaho wins the Utah Senior State Am with a 1-up victory in 19 holes over Salt Lake City's Brandon Hargett. Rick Lloyd takes the Super Senior title with a 4 and 3 win over Richard Dibblee. Kuhn and Hargett join the pod.
Shane McMillan takes stroke play medalist by three shots over James Renick and claims the number one seed in the match play in the UGA's Senior State Am at Mountain Dell. Rick Lloyd medals in the Super Senior division. McMillan joins the pod.
Former University of Utah horse Blake Tomlinson rides three eagles in the final round to a two-shot win in the Utah Section PGA Utah Open with teammate Kyler Dunkle on the bag. Zac Blair was T2 and Zach Jones low Am. Tomlinson joins the pod, as do Kurt Kragthorpe, Sean Walker and Randy Dodson.
Utah Section PGA President Kent McComb helps us celebrate the Utah Open from Riverside on the live show on ESPN 700. Ned Siegfried on 20 years of sponsoring the Open. David Timmins, Kean Ridd, Noah Moody, Kurt Kragthorpe and Devin Dehlin chime in. We welcome TruGolf to the Utah Golf Radio family.
Bonneville Head Pro Jordan Gibbs and Thomas Wright help us celebrate the historic Summit Sotheby's International Realty Salt Lake City Open. PGATOUR.com's Rob Bolton helps us announce the Jed X Jug winner. Patrick Fishburn on his T2 in the Utah Championship. KSL.com's Sean Walker on Tess Blair's historic win in the Utah Women's Open and the Tess Slam.
Tess Blair wins the Utah Women's Open with a dramatic 50-foot putt on the last hole for a one-shot win over Colorado pro Bryce Ray. Blair is the first player to win the State Am, the Mary Lou Baker Open, the UGA Stroke Play and the Utah Women's Open -- The Utah Women's Grand Slam. Blair joins the pod.
It's the live show on ESPN 700 from the Mountainland Valley View Open with Davis County Golf Director Dustin Volk. Tony's caddy Mark Urbanek, Cinco Spice (5x State Am champ Kelsey Chugg) and Parker Bunn of Utah's victorious Junior America's Cup team join in.
Former champ Tess Blair takes medalist and the #1 seed at the Women's State Am, while BYU's David Timmins Mondays into the Korn Ferry Tour's Utah Championship, joining 5 other current and former Cougs in the field. Timmins joins the pod.
Tony Finau reflects and riffs at the Finau Foundation event at Oakridge, kicking off the week for the Korn Ferry Tour's Utah Championship. He likes the PGA Tour, watches leaderboards, and moved us all with memories of his mother. There's a lot of Tony in this pod.
Utah Golf Hall of Famer & First Tee leader Dr. Sue Nyhus joins Utah Section PGA's Devin Dehlin, UGA's Easton Folster and defending State Am champ Lila Galeai on the live show on ESPN 700 to discuss the women's game in Utah 50 years after Title IV and to tee up the Women's State Am.
Park City teaching pro and former PGA TOUR pro Jeff Brehaut wins the Utah Senior Open, named and played this year in honor of Kelley Woodland. Dave DeSantis was second overall and won the Super Senior Division. David Fischer takes the Legends, while Dave Booth and Jon Rhodes tie for low am. Brehaut joins the pod.
We put a bow on the Open Championship and the State Am on the live show on ESPN 700 from the PGA TOUR Superstore in Sandy. Zac Jones, Kurt Kragthorpe, Tony McQuivey and Quano Moore join in. We reconnect with Spencer Dunaway, the new assistant golf coach at the U.