Global GGG Show Starts Friday @ The Walker Cup

Global GGG Show Starts Friday @ The Walker Cup

The best amateurs of the United States and Europe compete this weekend in the 46th playing of the Walker Cup @ Los Angeles CC.  It’s the amateur version of the Ryder Cup and the Golf, Grape & Grub Show will be there to cover it all.  The USA seeks revenge for the loss in 2015 @ Royal Lytham & St Annes GC.

The GGG Show will do multiple shows over the weekend, starting tomorrow on FB Live.  If you already haven’t, please friend either myself or the GGG page for more details. As always these shows will be posted as podcasts on both pages.

We look forward to catching up with previous GGG Show guests Cameron Champ, senior @ Texas A&M and recent Stanford grad Maverick McNealy.

We begin tomorrow afternoon with Jeff Champ, Cameron’s dad with family and friends in their RV. Jeff’s dad Mack will be there to root his grandson on despite still recovering from kidney transplant surgery.  Mack gave Cameron his start in the game with little plastic clubs at the age of two. Proud Pops!!

Tom Kees

Executive Producer & Co-Host

www.golfgrapegrub.com

 

8/26-Global GGG Show> Lady Long Heather Manfredda Going for the Belt

8/26-Global GGG Show> Lady Long Heather Manfredda Going for the Belt

Sluggers in baseball and golf have long shared the phrase “Chicks dig the long ball.”  Now the Gals hit it long too, really really, really long. Heather Manfredda (LeMaster) of Bay Oaks CC south of Houston is a Long Drive Champion and determined to win her title back that she captured in 2013.

Heather moved south to Texas after marrying her hubbee & caddee Mark. Let’s hope Harvey is gentle to her and everyone down there.  Previously she wowed all the folks around Sacramento & Granite Bay GC with her length.

Heather joins us “live” this Saturday @ 11:30 AM (CT) for the Golf, Grape & Grub Show on FB Live. We also chat about the record breaking Solheim Cup, the Fed Ex Playoffs, the Presidents Cup and Walker Cup which features long ball am Cameron Champ & Maverick McNealy.

Lady Long is on the countdown to September 6th at the Win Star World Casino & Resort for the World Long Drive Championships. Win Star is located some 80 miles north of DFW, just across the Red River in Oklahoma.

Heather and her powerful swings produce drives of 330 to nearly 400 yards.  Thass no typo Guys!!  Oh yea, if that’s not enough, she owns 15 world titles in horseback riding. Giddee up!!

 

Stay Thirsty, Eat Responsibly & Please Find Your Sweet Spot!!!

Tom Kees

Executive Producer & Co-Host

www.golfgrapegrub.com

 

 

Global GGG Show> Majors & Cups, #1 Am + Another “Grape” Book on Napa

Global GGG Show> Majors & Cups, #1 Am + Another “Grape” Book on Napa

There’s more top tier golf on the sked for us golf fans, the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow plus, the Solheim Cup from Des Moines CC and the US Amateur @ Riviera CC.

Pam Wood & I tee it up Saturday on the Golf, Grape & Grub Show @ 11 AM(CT) on FB Live.

Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson will be playing in their 100th Major. There have only been 12 players in the game that have done that.  If it’s horses for courses, then Rory is the big favorite with Jordan Spieth right on his heels. Can Jordan be the youngest ever to win the Grand Slam?

Next week the Solheim Cup & US Am highlight the scene. Gotta love it when the captains are Juli Inkster & Annika Sorenstam.

Speaking of love, we have to throw some Giant applause to the new  #1 ranked amateur in the world, Cameron Champ of Sacramento.  Cam has had a  great summer where he burst on the Global stage by tying for 10th at the US Open.  He has gone on to win the Trans Mississippi Am, was medalist at the North & South @ Pinehurst and qualified for the round of 16 at the Pacific Coast Am. Next up is the US Am & Walker Cup.

Cam has one more year left at Texas A&M and then lookout tour. If you don’t know, Cam is longer by 20+ yards than the longest of tour pros. Gig ’em!!  Everyone digs the long ball!!!

Marcus Marquez is the author of the invitingly urgent book 100 Things to do in Napa Before You Die.  He’ll join us in the second half of the show. He has been on all sides of the food, wine and hospitality industry in Napa Valley and Northern California.  After launching and representing premium wine brands, Marcus partnered to create Goose & Gander restaurant in St. Helena, then moved on to co-create Brasswood Estate.

With his new book Marcus seeks to illuminate both the classic experiences of Napa Valley and the lesser known hidden gems.  His experience in the food and wine industry and his vision for the future of Brasswood Estate, fold nicely into his overall take on Napa Valley.

On a separate but exciting note, harvest has already started!!

Stay Thirsty, Eat Responsibly & Please Find the Sweet Spot!!

 

Tom Kees

Executive Producer & Co-Host

www.golfgrapegrub.com

 

8/5-Global GGG Show> The Wine Bible, Bedsheets & More…

8/5-Global GGG Show> The Wine Bible, Bedsheets & More…

Karen MacNeil is the only American to have won every major wine award given in the English language.

These include the Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year (James Beard Foundation) and the Global Wine Communicator of the Year (International Wine and Spirits Association).  In a full-page profile on her, TIME Magazine called Karen “America’s Missionary of the Vine.”

Karen joins Pam Wood & me on the Golf, Grape & Grub Show this Saturday @ 11 AM(CT) on FB Live. We’ll also update you on the golf Majors & Cup events on the sked.

Far reaching global wine knowledge is only part of Karen’s story. She is considered America’s foremost wine presenter–a speaker who can enchant audiences from 5 to 500, and from wine novices to wine collectors alike. And she’ll explain why she uses zestee metaphors and wine descriptors like “bed sheets” and “erogenous zones” to perk up your interest.

Karen is also the author of the award-winning book, THE WINE BIBLE, the single best- selling wine book in the United States, praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A masterpiece of wine writing…the single best wine book written in years…” (Kevin Zraly).

The former wine correspondent for the Today Show, Karen was the host of the PBS series Wine, Food and Friends with Karen MacNeil, for which she won an Emmy. Karen is the creator and editor of WineSpeed, the leading digital “e-letter” in the U.S. for fast, authoritative information about wine.

Her articles on wine and food have been published in more than 50 newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Town & Country, Elle, and Worth. She was the first Food and Wine Editor of USA Today. Karen currently hosts #SipWithKaren, the leading Twitter tasting in the global wine sphere, which each month reaches 20+ million timelines from Indiana to India.

Stay Thirsty, Eat Responsibly & Please Find the Sweet Spot

Tom Kees

Executive Producer & Co-Host

www.golfgrapegrub.com

 

7/7-Global GGG Show> Bliss Babes Mag Gals @ Crystal Basin Cellars

7/7-Global GGG Show> Bliss Babes Mag Gals @ Crystal Basin Cellars

Our Golf, Grape & Grub Show is all about pursuing the “G” passions. We’ve discovered some Gals who luv grape juice and most other FUN things that empower women. They run a bimonthly magazine called Bliss Babes, www.blissbabes.com.

Their media biz is run out of Reno & the Lake Tahoe area. Plus, they’ve also discovered a good friend of our show, Mike Owen the El Jeffe & Bliss Dude of CBC.  Crystal Basin Cellars, crystalbasin.com is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills between Sacramento & South Lake Tahoe. One of the events among many is the skinny dip party, that’s where you drink wine in a kiddy pool. 🙂

Debbie McCarthy & her Bliss Babe gals will join Mike and I from his winery TOMORROW @ Noon (PT) on FB Live.

We’ll also update you on the upcoming American Century Celebrity Championship which will be next week at Edgewood Tahoe GC. Many great athletes and other celebrities compete in a modified Stableford format. Justin Timberlake & Steph Curry will draw the biggest crowds.

Korbel Winery has many contests for the contestants. Toast Life Everday!!

 

Tom Kees

 

Executive Producer & Co-Host

 

www.golfgrapegrub.com