Sports & Recreation

Hit It Where They Mow

Hit It Where They Mow (Talking Golf In Texas) Hosted by Pat Wheeler. It was the Texas Golf Hall of Fame teacher Harvey Penick who told his star pupils Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite, "you'll enjoy golf a lot more if you hit it where they wow." Such golfing wisdom is part of the colorful golf history of Texas, a history that is celebrated on Hit It Where They Mow (Talking Golf in Texas) hosted by Pat Wheeler. The shows will feature the players, courses and perspective that make golf the greatest game, all with a decided Texas slant. A native Texan from Tyler, Wheeler played competitive golf in high school and at SMU where he earned a degree in journalism. After a career in insurance, Wheeler returned to his first love of sportswriting and has penned two books -- When Golf Was Fun and The Fringe Runner. He also hosted the radio show Texas Links on the Air for 10 years.

Texas Tradition

We visit with Volunteers of America CEO Mike King and Dallas media personality Tommy Finn, the host of Advocacy In Motion podcast, about the 11th playing of the Ascendant LPGA for the benefit of Volunteers of America this coming October at Old American Golf Club in The Colony.

Dan Daly and The Machocker

We have a blast with golf writer and handicapper Dan Daly and ole TS -- my Trusty Sidekick George Machock in the studio to look at the 2023 golf season with a little singing thrown in for good measure. George is half Harvey Penick and half Willie Nelson!

The Tempest

We welcome golf course architect Jeff Brauer as our in-studio guest and Tempest Golf Club general manager Randy Wade calling in as we discuss the semi-private layout near Longview that is receiving much acclaim as a place to play in East Texas.

PGA Frisco

This week's guests: Mark Harrison, Director of the Northern Section of the PGA as well as Texas Golf Hall of Fame club pro Ronny Glanton and Director of Gold at the PGA Omni Resort Paul Earnest

The Ben Hogan Mystique

Our special guests are Hogan historian Jeff Martin of New York and Dallas golf professional Don Robertson. There is never a lack of topics concerning one of the greatest golfers of all time who was Texas born and bred.

The Golf Bank of Texas

We spend a delightful hour with Malcolm Holland, the CEO of Veritex Community Bank. We visit the Veritex Bank Championship coming up the week after The Masters in April at Texas Rangers Golf Club in Arlington and much more.

Simple Enough

This show features longtime PGA golf professional, expert teacher and author, John Gerring of The Haas Family Golf Center in Greenville, South Carolina. This show may help you play better golf in 2023.

The Fringe Runner

This show features 3-time PGA Tour Champions winner Sammy Rachels of DeFuniak Springs, FL, and my associate George Machock.

Timeless

This episode features the home course of famed architect Perry Maxwell -- Dornick Hills Country Club in Ardmore, Oklahoma. We visit with greens superintendent and general manager Fred Leonard.

Family Tradition

Our first show features Kornferry Tour rookies Parker and Pierceson Coody, both members of the 2022 NCAA Championship University team and grandsons of 1971 Masters champion Charles Coody.