The Many Shane Bacons

You can now add “children’s book author” to Shane Bacon’s (@shanebacon) lengthy résumé. The TV personality and host of the Get a Grip podcast just released his first book, “The Golfer’s Zoo.” He talks with Garrett about why he wanted to write golf book geared toward kids, the ways that becoming a parent changes one’s relationship with the game, and the nature of the “golf guilt” that many moms and dads feel. The second half of the episode delves into Shane’s career and how the field of golf media has evolved since he started out as a blogger in the late aughts.

“The Golfer’s Zoo” is available for purchase at