RYAN ASSELTA: GOLF MAGAZINE WRITER / PRODUCER

 

As a writer/producer for one of the world's most prominent golf publications & websites, Ryan Asselta has an inside look at virtually every aspect of golf. But his favorite golf memories are the ones he's creating now with his sons, two world-class players at the junior level. Ryan shares his thoughts on caddying for them, the joys and challenges that come with the role, and the state of the game in general in this edition of "Game Changers." 

DEB VANGELLOW - PRESIDENT OF LPGA T&CP

 

For several years, the golf industry has undergone a concerted effort to increase golf participation - for playing and for careers - for women in golf. Hand in hand in that effort was the outreach to junior players as well. So has it made a difference? And what's the best way to get non-players involved in learning and playing the game? Deb Vangellow, the President of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals division joins us to discuss. 

Dan Van Horn - History of U.S. Kids Golf (Part 1)

Dan Van Horn just wanted to spend quality time with his son on the golf course. But his frustration with how golf served the junior market led him to find a new approach. His unique background, every facet of it, worked together to help him start a new company - which became a revolution for the game. Anyone who has a kid that wants to play or compete, any club that wants to reinvigorate its junior program, and any coach that wants to make a difference needs to hear his story. 

Annika Sorenstam - Her career on and off the course

There's no denying that Annika Sorenstam has one of the most decorated and impressive playing careers in the history of the game. But that same drive and pursuit of perfection has led her to excel in business, as a mom, and as an ambassador of the sport. Hear from her as she discusses life inside and outside the ropes and her hopes for future generations of players. 

Dr. Greg Rose - TPI: Better Golf through Better Fitness

You know what to do, you know how to do it - how come it's not helping your golf scores? Maybe because you can't physically pull it off, only you don't know that. And what's the best way to develop a champion player? Dr. Greg Rose of TPI shares his thoughts on where most golfers are hurting their chances for better scores and longevity in the game, and how young players can position themselves for the best long term success. 

Mike Johnson - Golf Digest

Few people have their finger on the pulse of golf better than Mike Johnson, Senior Editor at Golf Digest. Though his area of concentration typically centers around equipment, he shows keen insight and analysis on every facet of golf - from technology to golf courses to how to grow the game. Hear his thoughts on a wide array of topics, including some of the biggest debates in the golf world now, in this edition of Game Changers.