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Recorded in a basement in Whitby, Ontario, Ready Golf is the ultimate destination for the amateur golfer. Join hosts Eric Acosta and Brent Jones as they cover the biggest headlines from the tours, interview guests, and chase their ultimate goal of breaking 80.

Latest Episodes

Aloha 2020! (RG29)

EIt’s 2020 and Ready Golf is back! In this week’s episode, Brent, Eric and John catch up after the holidays and discuss some recent headlines that have caught their attention. This includes a tribute to the late Pete Dye, a preview of some new gear that’s set to launch, and a recap of some changes that will affect your handicap index. The guys also discuss the two tournaments that make up the Hawaiian Swing, the Sentry Tournament of Champions and the Sony Open. This year, John has also taken it upon himself to give a boost to our social media! If you haven’t already, give us a follow, especially on Instagram at @readygolfpod, for some great content. Also, with the new changes to your handicap, make sure you are using the most current version of the Ready Golf Handicap Tracker, updated for 2020. If you need a refresher on what goes into the handicap calculation, check out RG04 from the archives.

49 MINJAN 15
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Aloha 2020! (RG29)

Presidents Cup Preview (RG28)

EBrent and Eric are back for another offseason episode! They kick off this week’s episode with a recap of the fall events and catch up on some of key takeaways you may have missed from the PGA, LPGA and European tours, including Brendan Todd’s hot streak, Sei-Young Kim’s $1.5 million payday and Jon Rahm’s victory in Abu Dhabi to take home the European Tour title. Then, the guys break down all you need to know heading into this year’s Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne. They talk about everything from the course, the format, the field and make some picks on how they think the week will go. The event begins on Wednesday, December 11th, here in Canada, so make sure you tune in to follow the lone Canadian, Adam Hadwin, as he helps the international team take on the powerhouse team from the USA. Keep up with Ready Golf (even in the offseason) at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/

48 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Presidents Cup Preview (RG28)

Cabot Links (RG27)

EAfter a quick recap of recent tour news, including Tiger Wood’s historic 82nd PGA Tour victory, John takes us on a deep dive into his recent trip out to Cabot Links. He talks about his rounds on both the Links and Cliffs courses and shares some of his highlights from the trip. We also talk to Jared Aubin, who was also recently out at Cabot. Jared was a member of the winning team of the 2019 RBC PGA Scramble (which we talk about last episode). He shares with us his take on the event, from local qualifying in Carman, Manitoba, all the way to the national finals at Cape Breton. Keep up with Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/

60 MIN2019 OCT 30
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Cabot Links (RG27)

Mark Soder from RBC Golf (RG26)

EThis 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 rul...

42 MIN2019 OCT 9
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Mark Soder from RBC Golf (RG26)

Muskoka Bay (RG25)

EThis 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 detaile...

61 MIN2019 SEP 18
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Muskoka Bay (RG25)

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

EThough 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...

39 MIN2019 SEP 11
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Solheim Cup, Walker Cup & Korn Ferry Finals (RG24)

The Nest Golf Club at Friday Harbour (RG23)

EEric 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.

60 MIN2019 SEP 4
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The Nest Golf Club at Friday Harbour (RG23)

CP Women's Open & Tour Championship (RG22)

EThis 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. Keep up with all things Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/

44 MIN2019 AUG 28
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CP Women's Open & Tour Championship (RG22)

Meat Mountain (RG21)

EWe’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.

32 MIN2019 AUG 24
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Meat Mountain (RG21)

Single-Minded Twits (RG20)

EHey 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. Keep up with Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/

49 MIN2019 AUG 14
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Single-Minded Twits (RG20)

Latest Episodes

Aloha 2020! (RG29)

EIt’s 2020 and Ready Golf is back! In this week’s episode, Brent, Eric and John catch up after the holidays and discuss some recent headlines that have caught their attention. This includes a tribute to the late Pete Dye, a preview of some new gear that’s set to launch, and a recap of some changes that will affect your handicap index. The guys also discuss the two tournaments that make up the Hawaiian Swing, the Sentry Tournament of Champions and the Sony Open. This year, John has also taken it upon himself to give a boost to our social media! If you haven’t already, give us a follow, especially on Instagram at @readygolfpod, for some great content. Also, with the new changes to your handicap, make sure you are using the most current version of the Ready Golf Handicap Tracker, updated for 2020. If you need a refresher on what goes into the handicap calculation, check out RG04 from the archives.

49 MINJAN 15
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Aloha 2020! (RG29)

Presidents Cup Preview (RG28)

EBrent and Eric are back for another offseason episode! They kick off this week’s episode with a recap of the fall events and catch up on some of key takeaways you may have missed from the PGA, LPGA and European tours, including Brendan Todd’s hot streak, Sei-Young Kim’s $1.5 million payday and Jon Rahm’s victory in Abu Dhabi to take home the European Tour title. Then, the guys break down all you need to know heading into this year’s Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne. They talk about everything from the course, the format, the field and make some picks on how they think the week will go. The event begins on Wednesday, December 11th, here in Canada, so make sure you tune in to follow the lone Canadian, Adam Hadwin, as he helps the international team take on the powerhouse team from the USA. Keep up with Ready Golf (even in the offseason) at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/

48 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Presidents Cup Preview (RG28)

Cabot Links (RG27)

EAfter a quick recap of recent tour news, including Tiger Wood’s historic 82nd PGA Tour victory, John takes us on a deep dive into his recent trip out to Cabot Links. He talks about his rounds on both the Links and Cliffs courses and shares some of his highlights from the trip. We also talk to Jared Aubin, who was also recently out at Cabot. Jared was a member of the winning team of the 2019 RBC PGA Scramble (which we talk about last episode). He shares with us his take on the event, from local qualifying in Carman, Manitoba, all the way to the national finals at Cape Breton. Keep up with Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/

60 MIN2019 OCT 30
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Cabot Links (RG27)

Mark Soder from RBC Golf (RG26)

EThis 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 rul...

42 MIN2019 OCT 9
Comments
Mark Soder from RBC Golf (RG26)

Muskoka Bay (RG25)

EThis 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 detaile...

61 MIN2019 SEP 18
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Muskoka Bay (RG25)

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

EThough 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...

39 MIN2019 SEP 11
Comments
Solheim Cup, Walker Cup & Korn Ferry Finals (RG24)

The Nest Golf Club at Friday Harbour (RG23)

EEric 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.

60 MIN2019 SEP 4
Comments
The Nest Golf Club at Friday Harbour (RG23)

CP Women's Open & Tour Championship (RG22)

EThis 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. Keep up with all things Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/

44 MIN2019 AUG 28
Comments
CP Women's Open & Tour Championship (RG22)

Meat Mountain (RG21)

EWe’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.

32 MIN2019 AUG 24
Comments
Meat Mountain (RG21)

Single-Minded Twits (RG20)

EHey 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. Keep up with Ready Golf at: Instagram - @readygolfpod Twitter - @readygolfpod Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/readygolfpod/

49 MIN2019 AUG 14
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Single-Minded Twits (RG20)
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