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Why do pros play the clubs they do? Why are you playing the wrong irons? How come your wedges have so much bounce? These are just some of the topics that Nate and AJ address on their bi-weekly podcast. They pick the brains of Tour pros, equipment experts and the brightest fitters in the world to help golfers make sure they're playing the right clubs.
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Nate and AJ are in studio today to talk about one of the hardest clubs to get right: The 3-Wood. They discuss what you should look for when choosing the right 3-wood for your game. They give advice based on their and some PGA Tour professionals current 3-wood experiments. Other Topics Include: (2:34) 3-Wood Overview (4:58) How to Choose the Right L…
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Nate and AJ are back in studio today to talk about their latest fitting experiments including AJ's driver switch and Nate's shaft test, where he tipped one shaft an inch and left the other stock. Other topics include: (:50) More Monday Pods Coming Soon! (2:27) AJ's driver tinkering experiment (7:12) Nate's shaft tipping experiment (17:00) Suggestio…
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Nate and AJ are joined today with Dave Neville aka Yo DNevs to talk about the things you need to know about the latest Callaway product launches. We give you everything you need to know about the new Epic Forged Irons and Epic Flash Hybrids. Other topics include: (5:30) Quick Epic Forged Overview (11:55) Loft Talk (13:42) More on the Innovation (16…
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Nate and AJ are joined in studio with PGA Tour Pro Marc Leishman to discuss what's in his bag, his recent transition to new technology and the story of Old Faithful. Other topics include: (6:51) Marc Leishman in the House (8:19) Epic Flash in the Bag (9:20) Fitting Fairway Woods (12:05) Changing Irons (14:12) Wedges and Lofts (16:21) Old Faithful (…
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Nate and AJ are joined by PGA Tour pro Emiliano Grillo to talk what's in his bag, what he looks for in new equipment and the hardest part of transitioning to different equipment. Other topics include: (5:52) Emiliano Grillo in the House (8:04) Switching Drivers (11:41) Fairway Woods (14:40) Irons (17:20) Wedges (21:04) Choosing the Right Putter (23…
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Nate and AJ are joined by one of the newest members of the Callaway PGA TOUR staff, Kevin Na, and pick his brain on several equipment topics, including: - Why was it so easy to switch drivers - What he looks for when putting new clubs in his bag - Does he rely on technology or feel when club fitting - How he uses each club - Why he tinkered with hi…
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Nate and AJ are joined by none other than Dave Neville (AKA Yo D Nevs) to chat about all things Epic Flash drivers and fairway woods. Among the topics they discuss... - Artificial Intelligence and Flash Face Technology - Driver fitting protocol - Differences between Standard Flash and Sub Zero Flash - Flash vs Rogue - Shaft options - Performance da…
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Nate and AJ are joined by Petra Petrich, Sr. Mgr. Golf Ball R&D at Callaway, to chat about the all new ERC Soft golf ball and what golfers are going to benefit most from using it. The three also discuss: - The difference between ERC Soft and Chrome Soft - Benefits of Triple Track Technology - Launch and spin characteristics of ERC Soft - Urethane c…
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Not sure Nate or AJ have been this excited for an episode before...and that's because fan favorite, all-around charmer and the 42nd ranked golfer on the planet, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, stopped by the Podcast Studio just as he was getting his 2019 season underway. The three chat about the new equipment Kiradech has been testing, why he was able to put…
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Gracie takes Nate and AJ through his bag and explains how a new club in his bag helped him shoot a major record breaking 62 at this year's Open Championship. Plus, the winners of the iTunes drawing are announced! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
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In Episode 58 of The Fitting Room, Aj and Nate are joined by World No. 9 and European Tour phenom Alex Noren to discuss what goes into his game ahead of The Open Championship. JUMP TO A TIMESTAMP: (1:00) What open championship week means here at HQ (3:20) Aj and Nate announce a NEW GIVEAWAY (5:43) World #9 Alex Noren joins the podcast (6:20) How ha…
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In Part 3 (of 4) in our Pro Tour Series, Nate is joined by PGA TOUR winner and Ryder Cup Capitan Jim Furyk to discuss his various club specs, his Ryder Cup strategy pertaining to equipment, and... Jump to a timestamp below: (1:55) - Jim's process of getting a new club in the bag (4:42) - What trackman numbers mean the most to Jim (6:00) - What loft…
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In Part 4 (of 4) of our Pro Tour Series, Nate is joined by PGA TOUR winner and Ryder Cup hero Patrick Reed to discuss what it takes to get a new club in his bag, his split set, a unique putter feature, and... Jump to a timestamp below: (2:00) - Patrick on what it takes to get a new club in his bag (4:45) - Patrick on what club adjustments he makes …
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In Part 2 (of 4) in our Pro Tour Series, Nate is joined by young PGA TOUR winner Daniel Berger to talk about what it takes to get a new club in his bag, his custom two-ball putter and... Jump to a timestamp below: (2:00) - The process of what it takes to get a new club into his bag (3:03) - What Daniel looked at mostly when fitting his Epic driver …
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In Part 1 (of 4) of our Pro Tour Series, Nate is joined by PGA TOUR winner Adam Hadwin to chat about his club setup, how he fits his clubs and everything else as it relates to dialing in his equipment... Jump to a timestamp below: (5:55) - How Adam decides what clubs make it into his bag (8:20) - What trackman numbers mean the most to Adam (9:00) -…
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Nate and AJ are joined by longtime Stanford Men's Golf Head Coach, Conrad Ray, to talk about how his players are fit for clubs, what kind of direction he gives them when it comes to their equipment, and... (7:57) - The new age college player (12:17) - Are college players too stat driven? (14:54) - How much input he has with his players' clubs (17:0…
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Nate and AJ are joined by Callaway R&D Manager, Patrick Dawson, to break down how the center of gravity in golf clubs plays a crucial role in the fitting process. Jump to one of the timestamps below: (4:30) - Patrick's history at Callaway (5:22) - Biggest engineering breakthrough he's seen (7:09) - Importance of CG and MOI (14:47) - Defining what M…
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In Part 5 of our Fitting Mailbag, Nate and AJ are joined by none other than Harry Arnett (SVP of Marketing & Prez of OGIO) to go over questions that were asked in the Fitting Corner thread of the Callaway Community. Jump to one of the questions below: (5:45) - How Harry chooses his driver shaft. (8:00) - What should I do if two different fitters te…
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Bill Macatee is one of the most well known and respected voices in golf, and this weekend you'll see him handling all the post-round interviews at Augusta. Bill has some incredible stories to share about working The Masters, and we're lucky to have him on Callaway Live! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See om…
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This year already, Adam Hadwin has shot 59, captured his 1st PGA Tour win, earned his 1st trip to Augusta, and gotten married! And it's only getting better for him, as Adam joins Harry on Callaway Live! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
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In Part 4 of our Fitting Mailbag, Nate and AJ are joined once again by Steven to go over questions that were asked in the Fitting Corner thread of the Callaway Community. Jump to one of the questions below: (4:00) - Configuring weights in the sole of your putter (6:00) - Tips for keeping your grooves fresh (8:14) - How do I know if my shaft is too …
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Arnold Palmer was the greatest ambassador and one of the greatest champions that golf has ever known. His estimable character and his impact on the game will never be forgotten, and we are proud to have called him a friend of Callaway Golf. Cori Britt was Arnold's right-hand man, and he knew "The King" better than anyone. Now on the week of Bay Hil…
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One of the most popular sports broadcasters in the world, Mike Tirico drops by the Callaway Live studio to chat about his new role covering the Olympics for NBC, his love of the game, and some of the best events he's ever covered. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform…
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Nate and AJ bring on fellow fitting expert Steve Sourigno (again) to answer the mailbag of questions we received on the Callaway Community. Jump to one of the question timestamps below: (2:48) - Should the length of my wedges match my irons? (4:42) - Will I be able to get fit into a Toulon Putter at a Callaway Performance Center or authorized fitti…
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Shot’s Fired with Amanda Balionis is back! Listen to a sneak preview of Amanda’s Sirius XM interview with Wesley Bryan. You can tune into the full show on Saturday February 25 at 8 AM Eastern on Sirius 208 & XM 92. Here Wes Talk about: • His recent T-4 finish at The Genesis Open • Adjusting to life on the PGA Tour • Goals for the rest of the year I…
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Nate and AJ are joined by Jason Finley (Dir., global product strategy for golf ball) to chat about the new Chrome Soft X ball and which ball you should be playing. Feel free to jump to one of the timestamped segments below: (6:36) - Evolution of the Callaway ball (8:02) - The two golf balls that changed everything (9:52) - Made in the USA (10:55) -…
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Nate & AJ welcome Don Brown (director of product strategy & innovation at True Temper) to talk about the new Project X HZRDUS T800 shaft that's found in the GBB Epic Driver. Feel free to cherry pick your favorite topic below: (2:36) - New Promo Code for Free Shipping on callawaygolf.com (4:08) - The success of HZRDUS (4:46) - Running through the en…
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Nate and AJ (who lost his voice) sit down with World Golf Hall of Famer Colin Montgomerie at the 2017 PGA Show to chat about the following: (2:42) - Colin's first PGA Show (3:40) - Colin's history with Callaway Golf (5:26) - His favorite Callaway clubs (9:56) - Testing GBB Epic Driver (15:00) - His Pro Ego Tip (15:40) - Monty's Fairway Wood (16:05)…
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Nate Adelman and AJ Voelpel host a live Fitting Room from the Callaway Booth at the PGA Show in Orlando, Fl. Joining them are expert club fitters from Callaway, including the man responsible for building Phil Mickelson's clubs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati…
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Nate and AJ are joined by Matt Haneline, PGA TOUR rep for Odyssey Golf, to chat about the new Odyssey O-Works putters (and the new Microhinge insert) and how to choose the right one for your game. If you don't feel like listening to the whole thing, jump to one of the topics & timestamps below: (4:04) - First impressions of O-Works putters on the P…
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Dave Neville (Sr. Dir. of Brand Management for Metalwoods) joins Nate and AJ to talk about the release of the new GBB Epic Drivers. Don't wanna listen to the full 24 minutes? Pick a timestamped topic below: (:56) - Epic Launch Day at Callaway HQ (2:34) - The new & improved Callaway Community (3:55) - Neville on the long wait for Epic (4:31) - How E…
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Before Wil Myers was selected to the NL All Star team at his home stadium, Petco Park, he joined Nate and AJ at Callaway HQ to talk: - Rookie of the Year (4:29) - The mental game in baseball & golf (6:28) - His fitting at the Callaway Performance Center (7:11) - Why he doesn't use batting gloves (8:03) - His fitting specs and what's in his bag (8:5…
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Nate and AJ took more fitting questions from the Callaway Community (this thread: bit.ly/fittingquestions) & answered them live on the Fitting Room. Jump to a top of interest below: - 3:02 || What is swingweight? - 6:50 || What is a fitting like at Callaway HQ? (Cost, options, etc.) - 9:50 || Choosing the proper shafts for wood and irons - 14:27 ||…
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Nate and AJ took fitting questions from the Callaway Community (this thread: http://bit.ly/fittingquestions) & answered them live on the Fitting Room. Jump to a top of interest below: - 4:02 || Can you adjust putter head weight so that if affects direction of your putts (such as pushing or pulling)? - 6:36 || How iron shaft design affects ball flig…
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While Nate and AJ record all new Fitting Room podcasts, they'll rebroadcast some of their favorite episodes just in case you might've missed them. For this one, the guys revisit their sit down with Hall-of-Famer Phil Mickelson to discuss: - Phil's blind testing method (2:30) - How how long his fitting process takes him (6:17) - The fitting technolo…
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Chrome Soft is the ball that changed the ball, and Jason Finley(our Brand Management Director for Golf Balls)is THE guy to talk about all things Chrome Soft and Truvis. Jason is on the Show to discuss: - Why this ball has been so incredibly successful (6:02) - Why golfers love to play Truvis (10:56) - How Chrome Soft was created, and why it was alm…
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He builds Phil Mickelson's golf clubs. He's fit Steph Curry, Scarface, and dozens of other celebrities. And as a Sr. Club Performance Analyst, Gerritt Pon spends every day fitting golfers for their clubs at the Ely Callaway Performance Center in Carlsbad, Ca. It's a pretty sweet gig. Gerritt is here on the PirateShip Show to share some great storie…
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How do you launch a new driver for golfers around the world? Dave Neville knows. He's our senior director of brand management for wood and wedges and he's on the show to tell us: - His key takeaways from our National Sales Meeting this week - How to pitch a new product - The big bet he made (and won) against Amanda **The PirateShip Show is a 3x wee…
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Callaway's sales force has had an unbelievably successful year, and they've had a lot of fun doing it. This week, they are all out in San Diego for our National Sales Meeting, and if you think that would be a quiet event, just know that some of our past meetings have included mosh pits, elephants and a lot of madness. Glenn Hickey, our SVP of North…
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Dr. Alan Hocknell is the man at the forefront of Callaway's game-changing equipment and industry-leading technologies that are designed to help make every golfer a better golfer. We're proud to have "Doc Hock", our Sr. VP of R&D, on the week of our National Sales Meeting to discuss: - Why he'll never get tired of talking about equipment - What his …
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Johnny Thompson has one of the best jobs in the world. As a Callaway PGA Tour Rep, "JT Money" is out at every Tour event, working the world's best players to dial-in their equipment that week. He's calling in from the season-opening Frys.com Open to tell us: - Why there are so many "studs" in our new rookie class - How he goes about working with pl…
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Yesterday, Joe Miller called in to the show just hours before the World Long Drive Finals. Then he put on one of the greatest performances in the sport’s history, and capped it off with a 423-yard bomb to WIN the world championship for the 2nd time! Now, just a few hours after capturing the belt, Joe is back on the Pirate Ship to tell us: - How he …
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Joe Miller once hit a 560-yard drive, and it's still the longest official drive in golf history. Built like a powerlifter at 6'4" and 265 pounds, he's one of the superstars in Long Drive, with a legendary resume that includes winning the 2010 World Long Drive Championship. Now The Callaway LDA staffer is in position to win another World Championshi…
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Wes Bryan dominated the Web.com Tour last year, becoming just the third player ever to earn a "battlefield promotion", and now he's gearing up for his first full season on the PGA Tour. Wes joins us to discuss: - Why he's had such a prolific year - What he's working on with his game - What he's focused on for the PGA Tour this season **The PirateSh…
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Patrick Reed was the heart and soul of the US Ryder Cup team. His epic singles win was one of the best matches of all-time, and his clutch play evoked some of the loudest roars we’ve ever heard. Patrick joins us to discuss: - What it was like to play in one of the most emotional battles in Ryder Cup history - Some of his favorite behind-the-scenes …
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Our 10-minute docu-style short film, Golf Lives (watch it here: http://www.callawaygolf.com/golflives), is an unprecedented immersion into our brand through the eyes of an American rap legend - Brad Jordan (better known as Scarface). Sarah Rinaldi directed Golf Lives, and is on the Pirate Ship to share all of the great stories and experiences that …
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Anthony Newville, manager of Callaway's Long Drive Team, joins Nate and AJ to chat about building drivers for the world's longest professionals (watch the World Championship on Golf Channel Oct. 11 & 12) and to talk on topics including: - Key differences between a LD driver & a standard driver - Typical swing speeds for men & women LD professionals…
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You’ve probably seen Anthony Taranto’s amazing wedge stamping all over social media. Our Tour players love to show off the stampings he does for them on Instagram, and when you see his work, you'll be blown away by his artistry and craftsmanship. He’s on the Pirate Ship with Harry and Jeff to take us through his creative process, how he goes about …
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