U.S. Open Favorites, Turf in L.A. with Lauren Lasocha, and KFT Life with Logan McAllister
Andy starts this episode off by giving his 10 favorites for the U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club. He is then joined by Lauren Lasocha, senior agronomist at Bel-Air Country Club (12:37). Lauren tells Andy about working at not only Bel-Air but also LACC, the expectations those clubs have for big-time tournaments, and her experiences as a woman in the turf industry. For a final segment, Andy talks with Korn Ferry Tour player Logan McAllister (1:01:42) about his career and the challenges of progressing in professional golf.
A Preview of LACC North (ft. Gil Hanse and Geoff Shackelford)
With the 2023 U.S. Open two weeks away, Garrett and Andy sit down to discuss the host venue, the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club. They agree that this is one of the best golf courses in the country, and they’ve had this tournament circled on their calendars for years. First they get some details about the restoration of L.A. North from two of the leaders of that project, Geoff Shackelford (8:15) and Gil Hanse (17:07). Then Garrett and Andy reconvene (23:58) to give their own thoughts on the course.
Top Five Golfers of the Post-Tiger Era, NCAA Golf Championships, and Golden Age Auctions
Andy opens this mega-episode by running through his top five players of the post-Tiger era. Brentley Romine then joins the show (18:50) to talk all things NCAA Golf, including the men’s and women’s national championships, Rose Zhang’s next steps, and players to look out for in the men’s tournament. For a final segment, Ryan Carey of Golden Age Auctions chats with Andy (1:00:23) about how he started and built his golf-centric auction house and some of the intriguing items and stories he has encountered along the way.