Mark Soder from RBC Golf (RG26)

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This week we sat down for an interview with Mark Soder, Director of Brand Marketing at RBC. Mark brings a different perspective to the show, offering some insight into the business side of the industry. He has built a career working in sports with an impressive resume that includes positions with the Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers, NFL league office, CFL and now, working on RBC’s golf initiatives. A large part of Mark’s job includes the working with the PGA Tour in organizing the RBC Canadian Open and the RBC Heritage, as well as working with the roster of brand ambassadors who wear the RBC patch.

We also discuss a great initiative, the RBC PGA Scramble Presented by the Lincoln Motor Company. The event is a national scramble tournament open to anyone with a registered handicap. Competitors can register at their local course and ultimately compete to qualify for the national championship held at Cabot Links Golf Resort.

To learn more about the event, including competition rules and how to register, visit https://rbcpgascramble.com/.

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Muskoka Bay (RG25)

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This week we kick off the episode with a recap of the trilling victory by Team Europe at the Solheim Cup. Then we shift gears and take another deep dive into a beautiful Ontario course, the iconic Muskoka Bay Club. Located in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Muskoka Bay is regularly featured as one of the country’s top courses. Designed by Doug Carrick, the course is expertly carved out of Northern Ontario’s rugged landscape to create a course that is not only exceptionally challenging, but equally breathtaking.

In the episode, Eric, Brent and John recount their experience playing the course and provide their takes on some of the course highlights. They also sat down with the course’s General Manager, Bruce Rogerson, to discuss his background, his current role at the resort and to get some insider info about the course.

Click here to learn more about their great stay-and-play deal that the club is currently offering through Under Par. Also, visit readygolf.ca/reviews to check out or detailed review of the course.

Solheim Cup, Walker Cup & Korn Ferry Tour Finals (RG24)

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Though it was an off-week for the major tours, there was still plenty to catch up on. First, Eric and Brent recap the results of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, discussing who will be moving up to the PGA Tour next season (which begins this week at the Greenbriar). Then, they cover the Walker Cup, an international amateur event that took place this past weekend at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club highlighted by a big come-from-behind win by team USA.

Finally, the episode previews the Solheim Cup, which will see the top women’s golfers from team USA face off against team Europe in a three-day match play event. The tournament kicks off on Friday (Sept. 13) and will be played in Gleneagles, Scotland.

And even though it was an off week on the PGA Tour, there was still some controversy out of the European tour at the Porsche European Open brought on by none other than Matt Kuchar. His questionable actions have once again made international headlines, this time for seemingly taking advantage of a new rule update. Click here to see video of the incident for your self.

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The Nest Golf Club at Friday Harbour (RG23)

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Eric and Brent had the opportunity to head up to Innisfil, Ontario to check out a brand new course, The Nest Golf Club at Friday Harbour. We open the episode with our own takes on the course and recap some highlights of the round. Then, we had the pleasure of sitting down for an interview with club manager Steve Grass. Steve gets into his background, how he ended up at The Nest, and what it’s like to launch a brand new golf course.

Whether you’re looking for a membership or just a great round at a high-end course with reasonable public rates, we definitely encourage you to check out The Nest! For more info, visit fridayharbour.com. You can also read our full review of the course at readygolf.ca/reviews.

CP Women's Open + Tour Championship (RG22)

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This week Eric & Brent recap the final event of the 2018-19 PGA Tour season, the Tour Championship. They discuss Rory’s victory to cap off his great season. They also discuss the new tournament format and which players took advantage of their head start.

They are also joined by RG correspondent Nyssa Kuwahara, who was on the ground for the final round of the CP Women’s Open at the Magna Golf Club in Aurora, ON. They discuss another monster win for Jin Young Ko, a valiant effort by Brooke Henderson, and also go through some controversy around Lee-Anne Pace and the AON Risk Reward Challenge.

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Meat Mountain (RG21)

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We’re a little late this week, but just in time for the weekend! In our latest episode, we are joined by the legendary Jarrod “Meat Mountain” Charron as we record on location from the Muskoka Bay Club in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Be forewarned, the episode is pretty loose, but the perfect speed for a weekend listen!

This week we get an update on the FedEx Cup Playoffs and also give a quick preview of the CP Canadian Women’s Open, taking place at the Magna Course in Aurora, Ontario.

Single-Minded Twits (RG20)

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Hey guys, Brent is back! After a couple of weeks off for vacation, Brent rejoins Eric to recap the events of the past week. There was a lot of news and in this episode the guys help to break it all down. Headlines included Team Canada’s bronze medal win at the Pan Am Games, a couple of feel-good stories on the Korn Ferry Tour, and Bryson’s slow play meltdown at The Northern Trust. We also set up the weeks ahead and what’s at stake for several pros as the Korn Ferry Tour heads into its season-ending Finals to determine which players will secure their cards and move up to the Big Tour for the 2019-20 season. They also give a rundown of who will move on to the next leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the BMW Championship.

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FedEx Cup Playoffs Preview (RG19)

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This week Eric takes on solo hosting duties with both Brent and John away for the long weekend. But fear not! He is joined by TSN’s Adam Scully (@adam_scully), a producer and frequent contributor on Golf Talk Canada and TSN Radio’s Junior Hockey Magazine. Adam helps Eric set up the FedEx Cup Playoffs, covering the format changes new to this season as well as giving some expert analysis on the field of 125 players who qualified for the first event. They also discuss the five Canadians who qualified and talk about what they need to do to crack the top 30 and make it to the season finale: the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

The FedEx Cup Playoffs kick of this weekend with the Northern Trust at Liberty National. Check back next week for our recap!

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Midseason Check-In (RG18)

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With Brent away on vacation, John steps up and joins Eric in studio to take on full co-hosting duties. They begin the episode recapping this week’s news from the major tours including another big win by Jin Young Ko at the Evian Championship, Brooks capping off an incredible season with a $5 million payday at the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational, and Collin Morikawa officially getting his promising career started with a win at the Barracuda Championsip in Reno, Nevada.

Then, with the calendar just about ready to turn to August, the guys take some time to reflect on some goals they set out for this season and evaluate their performance. They also discuss what they want to accomplish with the remaining 2-3 months of golf left in the 2019 season and how they can make a push to get the most out of their remaining rounds.

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Open Championship Recap (RG17)

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This week we recap Shane Lowry’s epic victory in front of a (almost?) hometown crowd at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush. We also discuss some of the other big names and story lines from the event, including Rory’s struggles off the first tee, Brooks flirting with history, as well as a somewhat bizarre equipment controversy for Xander Schauffele.

We also kick off the episode by catching up with John, who was live in studio, as he regales us with some stories from his previously mentioned Wasaga Open that he hosted.

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