The day after Brooks Koepka captured his second consecutive U.S. Open, Elk & Knoxy recap the controversial four days at a grueling Shinnecock Hills. Along with Secret Golf's Jay Kaplan, the team break down the big talking points including the course set-up, the champion and, obviously, "Phil-gate".
This week, it's the 118th U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, New York. On this podcast, we preview the second major of 2018. Knoxy and Elk discuss the typical traits of a U.S. Open course, take a look at our five Secret Golf players in the field and Elk looks back at why this major in particular always imtimiated him more than the others. Jay Kaplan from Secret Golf joins the chat with Golf News Net's Ryan Ballengee to look at the course layout, notable holes and of course break down the favorites.
Tuesday 5th June was Women's Golf Day - a day dedicated to encouraging more women to pick up a club and give the game a shot. On this Secret Golf podcast, Knoxy talks to a variety of people who bring Women's Golf Day to life. Firstly, she is joined by LPGA Tour player, Brittany Lincicome. Next month, Brittany will become only the 5th female player in history to compete in a PGA TOUR event. Hear how she's feeling about being part of the field in the Barbasol Championship. Knoxy celebrated Women's Golf Day in Jacksonville, FL and spent time at Topgolf, the PGA TOUR Superstore and Vineyard Vines. Take a look back at how the day went. And finally Managing Director of the LPGA Women's Network, Ashleigh McLaughlin, talks about the ethos behind their online community and how they are working to celebrate and enhance participation in many different ways.
As the PGA TOUR heads to Muirfield Village for Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament, Elk & Knoxy discuss the G.O.A.T. Elk talks about his golfing idol, recalls stories from his past and explains why Jack is "the most brainiac player". Jason Dufner is back in Ohio to defend his title, and we have a special Secret Golf giveaway to celebrate his 2017 victory. This week, we're giving away TWO exclusive Secret Golf toon posters, designed by Elk and our resident cartoonist, Calder Chism. Each poster features Dufner and Nicklaus and both are SIGNED by the two men. There's only 5 of these in the world and the final two are up for grabs. Knoxy speaks to Calder about his amazing talent and explains what YOU could be winning this week. Full competition details included also.
This week, the PGA TOUR doesn't have far to travel. From Dallas to Fort Worth, the guys are off to Colonial Country Club for the Fort Worth Invitational. On this podcast, Elk & Knoxy look back at last week's Byron Nelson and the excellent performances from our Secret Golf guys - especially Marc Leishman who finished 2nd. They also preview this week's tournament and remember the legend, Ben Hogan. Perhaps nobody possessed a swing that has been more dissected than Hogan. Hear Elk recount tales of the legacy left behind, and his thoughts on what made The Hawk's swing a prototype.
On this podcast, Elk & Knoxy wrap THE PLAYERS Championship - they talk about Webb Simpson’s phenomenal victory, Tiger’s weekend performance and take a look at Jason Dufner’s stats which led to his excellent T5 finish. In addition, the team - including Golf News Net’s Ryan Ballengee - preview this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson at new course Trinity Forest in Dallas, Texas.
As THE PLAYERS Championship gets underway, we explore the famous Pete Dye layout that has been the scene of heartache and jubilation over the years. Firstly, Knoxy speaks to Elk to get the past champion's perspective. She's also joined by VP of Rules & Competition for the PGA TOUR, Mark Russell, to discuss his role, how the course is set up for tournament play and the unique playoff format. And finally, with Sunday being Mother's Day, we take a look at the Championship through the eyes of a volunteer - who just so happens to be Knoxy's 'Mum', Val.
Chris Stroud closed his practice day with a sit-down with Knoxy. They talked about the course set-up, why he thinks this is "arguably the best tournament in the world" and what he needs to do this week to really contend. In addition, Stroud looks back on his efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
He's had five Top 10 finishes this season and Marc Leishman is certainly eyeing that win. Leishman and Knoxy sit down to talk about THE PLAYERS Championship the day before the tournament gets underway. Hear him talk about his strategy for TPC Sawgrass, how he's been working on his alignment and the incredible charity Marc and his wife Audrey have put their hearts into.
Our newest Secret Golf signing is at THE PLAYERS Championship. LPGA Tour star Sandra Gal swung by to see Knoxy (on her birthday!) to talk about her visit to watch the guys at TPC Sawgrass. We find out more about her, her game, her equipment and why she likes to follow the PGA TOUR when she has some time off. Happy Birthday Sandra!
Winning the Valero Texas Open a few weeks ago secured Andrew Landry's debut appearance at THE PLAYERS Championship, and he couldn't be more excited to be part of the field. Knoxy spoke to Andrew about his strategy for TPC Sawgrass, the holes he wants to really attack and why winning again is top of his agenda.
He's won twice on the PGA TOUR this season and Patton Kizzire stopped by to catch up with Knoxy after he played 9 holes at TPC Sawgrass. On this podcast, listen to Patton reflect on the season so far, hear him explain why he's working on a 'one-way miss' with his driver ahead of THE PLAYERS Championship and the guys talk about the recent success of the Auburn Mens Golf Team.
The latest Secret Golf player to stop by and see Knoxy for a chat was Brian Harman. After playing 9 holes at TPC Sawgrass Harman tells us what he's been working on prioir to THE PLAYERS, how he really focuses on the sound of his shots and why his family has a lot to celebrate this weekend - hopefully including a win on Sunday.
Siblings reunited! On this Secret Golf podcast, Knoxy sits down with her brother, Russell, to talk about his preparation for THE PLAYERS Championship. Listen to Russell discuss his season so far, his game - especially on the greens - and why he feels he's "right on the doorstep" of playing his best golf.
This week, the Secret Golf team is at THE PLAYERS Championship. In the second of our special podcasts with Steve Elkington, Knoxy talks to him about his most dominating career victory in 1997 at TPC Sawgrass - a win very different to that of 1991. Hear him describe his adapted putting technique and how he "maxed out" on his golfing ability on the final day.
It's brilliant to catch up with our players at THE PLAYERS Championship. Jason Kokrak took some time away from the range to sit down with Knoxy and talk about his season so far, how he's been preparing for the tournament and, with Mother's Day just around the corner, how his Mom played an active role in his path to the PGA TOUR.
This week, Secret Golf is at THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Everyday, Knoxy will be doing shows with Golf Talk America, bringing you all the action from Ponte Vedra, Florida. THE PLAYERS is always an exciting tournament on the TOUR schedule but one that means an awful lot to Steve Elkington - Champion in 1991 and 1997. Throughout the week, Knoxy talks to Elk about those wins. They talk about the shots, the stats, the nerves and the big moments that led to the celebrations on the 18th green. On this podcast, Knoxy delves deep into the life-changing win of 1991.
This week, Elk & Knoxy talk to our newest LPGA signing, Brittany Lincicome. The Tour is in Dallas, Texas this week and Brittany calls us from the tournament to talk about her season so far (which opened with a win in the Bahamas) and how her game is feeling. She also talks about the latest baby-boom following Stacy Lewis' pregnancy announcement and the arrival of Gerina's son, AJ Piller, and why one of her biggest goals for 2018 involves a rod instead of a club...! Also, find out about our latest collaboration with the Insperity Invitational and how you can get 'inside the ropes' with the brand new app.
Andrew Landry is the newest PGA TOUR Champion. After winning the Valero Texas Open in his home state at the weekend, Andrew calls Elk & Knoxy from the airport to chat about his maiden victory. Hear him talk about how he felt on the back 9 on Sunday, the emotions surrounding this win and why changing his irons was "a gamechanger". The TOUR heads to New Orleans this week for The Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana. Since Elk helped design and build this course with Pete Dye, listen to some behind-the-scenes tales regarding the construction and find out which holes are ones to watch out for. In the only team event on the PGA TOUR schedule, and for the first time ever, the players have been asked to pick walk-out music for the weekend. Knoxy and Secret Golf's Jay Kaplan speculate over the anthems our Secret Golfers could pick, and they give PGA TOUR player (and Diane's brother!) Russell Knox a surprise call to question his musical taste.
On this podcast, Knoxy is talking to Donna Hoffman, founder of a wonderful organization called Women on Course. This idea grew from a simple happy hour conversation (don't some of the best ideas start with a martini?!). The concept behind Women On Course is connection, and not just to the ball - connection between shared experiences and the social element on 'the 19th hole'. Knoxy spent some time with Donna at one of her annual Women on Course trips to find out more about the 'secret' behind her golfing philosophy and how she is doing her bit to grow the game for ladies.
On this Secret Golf podcast, Knoxy is at the RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island. With 10 of our Secret Golf players in the field, she headed to South Carolina to cheer them on...and celebrate as the tournament turns 50. Go 'behind the scenes' at this PGA TOUR event as Diane is joined by Tournament Director Steve Wilmot, Frank Bassett from Golf Talk America and PGA TOUR Media Official Doug Milne. Also, being Scottish, Knoxy found out more about the 'plaid' tradition at the RBC Heritage, including the famous winner's jacket.
On this Secret Golf podcast, Elk & Knoxy are joined by Golf News Net's Ryan Ballengee to look back on The Masters 2018. The team discuss Patrick Reed's incredible win, the golfers who put the pressure on him during that final stretch and the 'showdown' between Reed and McIlroy that didn't live up to the Hazeltine hype. Elk recounts some stories from his week in Augusta, especially one moment of "horror" involving his idol, Jack Nicklaus.
Elk & Knoxy join Frank Bassett from Golf Talk America and veteran golf broadcaster Bob Bupka in Augusta, Georgia on this podcast. Hear them as they all watched the thrilling action unfold at The Masters Par 3 Contest, including Tony Finau's bizarre ankle incident and, of course, the incredible ace from Jack Nicklaus' grandson.
Masters week is finally here...! Elk & Knoxy are in Augusta, Georgia bringing you news - and the 'secrets' - from The Masters everyday. Did you know that the players, their teams, businesses and the majority of patrons rent houses for the week? The rental market BOOMS at this time of year, as I'm sure you can imagine. It's an extremely lucrative business but doesn't come without a lot of hard work. Knoxy spoke to Augusta resident Chris Dallam about his experience in the rental business, what is expected of him (and his house) and what the patrons should expect of this week when this city comes to life.
What must it be like to be a rookie in The Masters? Well, in this podcast, we find out! Secret Golf’s Patton Kizzire has already had two victories on the PGA TOUR this season and currently sits 2nd in the FedEx Cup rankings. Next week, he’ll make the trip to Augusta, Georgia with his family and friends in the hope of adding a green jacket to his closet. Knoxy catches up with Patton from his car as he drives to Augusta National to squeeze in a practice round before the greatest week of his career begins. Hear him talk about how he's been preparing, what he expects from the first major of 2018 and how he felt when the invitation arrived in his mailbox.
As the PGA TOUR descends on Elk's hometown for the Houston Open, Diane catches up with Steve and Secret Golf’s Jason Dufner as the guys go about a ‘secret mission’. Duf looks back on his recent form at the Dell Technologies Matchplay and tells us how he’s preparing for the Masters, specifically working on his backswing. Find out more about the Jason Dufner Foundation, the incredible work they do and the upcoming Celebrity Golf Classic in Auburn, Alabama. Also, between Elk’s shoes and Jason’s hats, the fashion game is strong! Diane asks Duf about the array of hats he’s been wearing on tour and we get an exclusive preview of a hat he’s planning to wear this week in Houston, sourced by the one and only Mr Elkington!
On this Secret Golf podcast, Knoxy is joined by LPGA Master Professional Deb Vangellow to talk about the latest from the LPGA Tour. As the Tour hits the West coast, Deb spent some time on the range this week at the Kia Classic in Carlsbad and gives her opinion on some of the best players in the field. Also, with the first major of the year next week, who does Deb think could win the ANA Inspiration? In addition, Knoxy and Deb discuss the possibility of a Women's Masters and, with just over a week to go until The Masters, Deb explains why Tiger should maybe dust off his old driver.
On this Secret Golf Podcast, find out more about Secrets & Lies with Knoxy. Secrets & Lies is our female-targeted monthly newsletter which covers golf instruction, lifestyle, news from the LPGA, fitness and more. Prior to the March edition being published next week, Diane wanted to discuss a recent article she read on 'Reasons Why Women Should Play Golf'. I mean, why should ANYONE play golf?! To explore this topic and examine issues surrounding this Diane is joined by a team of fellow Scots - Michael McEwan, Assistant Editor of Bunkered magazine and Cailin Reid, an 18 year old golf enthusiast who feels very much out-numbered at her club. Also, with the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill this week, hear an unbelievable stat involving two of the biggest names on the PGA TOUR (*clue...one of them won a few weeks ago and one is back with a vengeance...!)
Growing the game, that's what it's really all about! This week at Secret Golf, we announced our exciting new partnership with Youth on Course. Their 30,000 members will receive our Secret Golf instructional content FOR FREE. On the podcast, Knoxy is joined by a whole host of people to celebrate this. She talks to Elk about why Secret Golf wanted to be involved with such an inspirational organization and how much of a difference this would have made to his learning process as a kid growing up in Australia. Kaitlyn Petrando, Marketing Manager from Youth on Course tells us more about the incredible work they do and how our Player Channel content will be used with their members. And finally, Knoxy just HAD to speak to someone who came up through the ranks. Ronnie McDowell Jr (with a special guest appearance from his Mom...!) talks very openly about how Youth on Course changed his whole life.
On the new Secret Golf podcast, Knoxy has Golf News Net's Ryan Ballengee and Secret Golf's Jay Kaplan back to follow up on last week's podcast. Ryan and Jay are forced to 'eat their words' over the latest turn of events in Tiger's comeback and the guys analyze his performance. Also the issue of fan conduct is once again at the forefront of golf news after Justin Thomas evicted a fan before he went on to lift the trophy at the Honda Classic - was he right to do this? The team make early Masters predictions and, with The Oscars this weekend, Diane reveals the SHOCKING movie she has never seen. Surely she's the only golf fan never to watch this?!
On this Secret Golf Podcast, Knoxy is joined by Ryan Ballengee from Golf News Net and Secret Golf's Jay Kaplan to preview this week's Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach, FL and discuss Tiger's inclusion in the field. The team talk about how 'Tigermania' has changed since the late 90s/early 00s and the impact it's having on the players, including Woods himself. Also, with the PGA Tour moving from the West to the East, Elk puts his agronomy hat on and explains the differences between the two coasts
On this podcast, Diane chats to LPGA Master Professional and Secret Golf contributor Deb Vangellow. Learn more about Deb and the philosophy behind her student-centered teaching, and hear why she feels this is the most exciting time for woman's golf. Also, as the second edition 'Secrets & Lies' launches, find out more about this new project from Secret Golf.
On this Secret Golf with Elk & Knoxy, the guys discuss the launch of our brand new EXCLUSIVE Brian Harman Player Channel. All of Brian's Secret Golf instructional videos are now live on our website and, after a fantastic start to the season, Elk explains why Brian is going to be one of our most exciting players on Tour this year. Also, Elk previews this week's Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club, the course that hosted his 1995 PGA Championship win, and explains why Tiger may struggle.
This week on Secret Golf with Elk & Knoxy, hear all about our new venture, 'Secrets & Lies'. Knoxy has launched this monthly newsletter aimed at females covering all elements of golf, from instruction and game improvement to fitness, fashion and lifestyle. Really, a little bit of everything! And you can subscribe here... http://info.secretgolf.com/secret-golf-for-women. We're thrilled to be joined by some other amazing females who will also be writing for 'Secrets & Lies', including avid golfer and best-selling author, Christina Ricci. Christina published her first book 'A Girl's On-Course Survival Guide to Golf' in 2008 and never looked back. Along with her books, her popular (and fun!) golf tips are featured on her YouTube Channel. Christina joins Diane on this podcast to tell her story and discuss why she feels it's so important to empower women in golf. With the infamously loud Waste Management Phoenix Open underway, Elk discusses the topical issue of noise on the golf course and looks at all of our Secret Golf players competing this week at TPC Scottsdale. Also, with Super Bowl Sunday just around the corner, find out why Tom Brady will always be an idol in the Elkington household. You can view 'Secrets & Lies|January 2018' here http://email.secretgolf.com/secrets-lies-with-knoxy-january-2018
For the first Secret Golf Podcast of 2018, Elk and Knoxy give you an in-depth look at what EXACTLY Secret Golf is and how you can improve your game with personalized golf instruction from our PGA and LPGA Tour players. But how is the content customized just for you? This week, they're joined by one of the tech world's most influential and successful entrepreneurs, Russell Glass. Russell founded the business marketing and data company Bizo which was bought by LinkedIn in 2014 for $175million and is regarded as one of the key experts in the industry. Russell saw five years ago that Elk was ahead of the curve with the Secret Golf concept and now, along with being an investor, he sits on the Secret Golf board. Hear Russell explain how data is gathered and analyzed to bring the unique, incredible knowledge of tour players to life and why he thinks Secret Golf is at the cutting edge of golf instruction.
Our final podcast of 2017! Over the past few weeks, Elk & Knoxy have been giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the shooting of our Player Channels and access to some of our newest Secret Golf signings. This week, Steve tells you exactly what a Player Channel shoot consists of and how our instructional videos will help you improve every aspect of your game. We're joined by Bronson Burgoon as he discusses his recent journey from the Web.com Tour to the PGA Tour. Hear Bronson talk about recovering from injury, the importance of his workout routine and what he hopes to bring to the Secret Golf table. In addition, Elk talks about why Bronson is going to give the big power hitters a run for their money in 2018!
This week, we continue our 'behind the scenes' look at our Secret Golf Player Channels and talk to one of our newest signings, Chris Stroud. We recently shot Chris' Player Channel in Houston and Knoxy caught up with him the following day to find out why he is so excited to be part of the Secret Golf team. Listen to Chris reflect on one of the most important years of his PGA Tour career, which saw him claim his first victory, and hear how Chris is helping those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
This month with Elk & Knoxy, we're going behind the scenes on our Secret Golf Player Channel shoots and giving you access to three of our PGA Tour pros - Martin Piller, Chris Stroud and Bronson Burgoon. Over the course of the next three podcasts, you'll find out more about Secret Golf, what actually goes on during our shoots and hear from the players themselves. This week, hear what drove Elk to come up with the Secret Golf concept of golf instruction and we talk to Martin Piller about his day of filming, his game and his very exciting 2018...!
This week on Secret Golf, the Scot is definitely out-numbered by the Aussies! Elk & Knoxy speak to player-turned-coach, and Elk's 1994 President's Cup team-mate, Bradley Hughes. After playing on the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour of Australia, amongst others, Bradley now works as a highly successful golf coach and is part of our Secret Golf roster, with his instructional videos live now at secretgolf.com. We talk to 'Hugo' about his professional career, his coaching philosophy and the differences in coaching techniques over the years.
On this Secret Golf Podcast, Elk & Knoxy are joined by the latest PGA Tour Champion, our very own Patton Kizzire. Patton talks us through his maiden victory at the OHL Classic in Mayakoba. Listen to him discuss the strongest part of his game, how he played the final few holes before lifting the trophy and find out why the weather delay on Saturday got him even more fired up!
On this week's Secret Golf Podcast, Elk & Knoxy are joined by LPGA star, and 3 time U.S. Solheim Cup member, Gerina Piller. Hear Gerina talk about her journey to professional golf, the importance of family and how she keeps her marriage to PGA Tour Player Martin Piller solid, plus what her hopes are for the final event of the season - the CME Group Tour Championship. Also, find out about Secret Golf's new collaboration with the LPGA Women's Network.
This week on Secret Golf with Elk & Knoxy, we discuss Tiger Woods and his latest comeback announcement. After posting three swing videos on Twitter over the past few weeks, the former World Number 1 announced he would make his return to competitive golf at the end of November in the Hero World Challenge. But can Tiger do it again? And what do we really expect from this comeback? Ryan Ballengee from Golf News Net joins Elk & Knoxy to talk all things Tiger.
On this Secret Golf podcast, Elk & Knoxy talk about Pat Perez and his incredible victory last week at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. Elk looks at the strengths of Pat's game, the changes he's made since his shoulder surgery in 2016 and the motivation behind the fantastic finishes he's had over the past year.
Elk and Knoxy discuss the start of the 2017/18 PGA Tour Season and take a look at all 7 of our Secret Golf players taking part in this week's Safeway Open in Napa, California. Elk also goes behind the scenes and gives exclusive previews of our latest Player Channel shoots with Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman - coming soon!
Elk and Knoxy talk about this week's final round of the FedEx Cup playoffs - the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. Secret Golf has three players in the Top 30 - Pat Perez, Brian Harman and Jason Dufner, who just snuck in at No.30. Elk breaks down their styles of play, talks about precision over power and discusses their 2016/17 seasons. Also in this Podcast, we look ahead to our upcoming Player Channel shoots with PGA Tour Players Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman. Elk gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on during these shoots...including a backstage introduction to The Big Show!
This week on our Secret Golf Podcast, Elk and Knoxy are joined by University of Houston Director of Golf , Jonathan Dismuke to talk about Coaching. Jonathan is also coach of the Men's Team at the university, the team on which Elk's son Sam plays. Hear Elk and 'Dis' discuss old school methods versus the new school coaching tools and technologies as they break down what it takes to be the best.
We asked 'Tweeters' to submit questions or points for discussion and Knoxy put them to Elk in this new Secret Golf Podcast. Hear him discuss Stacy Lewis and one of the greatest stories in golf, the FedEx Cup Playoffs and the upcoming President's Cup (in particular a certain Captain's Pick for the US Team...!)
Our latest podcast features an update from Elk on the devastation caused in his hometown of Houston by Hurricane Harvey, a chat with Ethan Tracy days after he secured his PGA Tour Card for 2017/2018 and Elk talks to Patton Kizzire who's in Boston playing in the latest round of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
In this Podcast, Elk catches up with his good friend Colt Knost. Having had surgery early this year, Colt is about to make his return to golf and explains how his major medical exemption works. In addition, with the FedEx Cup Playoffs about to get underway in New York, 'Big Gravy' breaks down the points system and explains how the Web.com Top 25 works.
This Solheim Cup Podcast features Gerrod Chadwell, the Head Coach of the University of Houston Women's Golf Team and, more importantly this week, the husband of Stacy Lewis. Elk catches up with Gerrod at Des Moines Golf and Country Club to go behind the scenes with the American team and learn more about the 'pod system' that Juli Inkster has implemented.