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

 

6/17- Global GGG Show> 117th US Open, Dad’s Day & Wayne Player

6/17- Global GGG Show> 117th US Open, Dad’s Day & Wayne Player

Happy Father’s Day to All the Dad’s Out There!!!

They’ve become synonymous- Father’s Day and the US Open. With all the great families in golf, the Golf, Grape & Grub Show loves the Father/Son stories.

Particularly, the home grown ones like Cameron Champ and his dad Jeff. Cameron shot a 2 under 70 in the first round of the US Open with dad & family watching.  The Champ family hails from Sacramento and Cameron plays for Texas A&M.  Gig Em Cam!!

Pam Wood & myself tee it up in our 19th hole this Saturday at 11 AM (CT) on FB Live. So glad were not teeing it up at Erin Hills with all that knee high fescue, er prairie grass.

It’s a Gigantic course that will play over 7800 yards and could be stretched to over 8200 yards!!! After some complaints by the pros & some wet weather, they harvested some hay. Actually, the best players wanted it there because the fairways are wide–a US Open anomaly. First round scores are the lowest ever.

Since it is Father’s Day on Sunday we thought it would be FUN to catch up with globetrotting Wayne Player, son of Hall of Famer Gary Player.  Wayne is just returning from a trip to his home country of South Africa and Pebble Beach. Want to go on a great trip, go to wayneplayerenterprises.com. His fave place is Pebble Beach, so we have something in common. He does lots of sit ups like dad and I do curls with a wine glass.

Please check out our newly renovated website listed below with “live” feeds to our Tweets. Birdies are always good!!  

Tom Kees

Executive Producer & Co-Host

www.golfgrapegrub.com

 

 

6/10-Global GGG Show> More Hogan Stories from Two Who Really Knew

6/10-Global GGG Show> More Hogan Stories from Two Who Really Knew

No one won more US Opens than Ben Hogan. The Hawk as he was known, won four, which ties him with Jack Nicklaus, Bobby Jones and Willie Anderson. He was also known to be very callous and private.

We’ve now learned he was quite compassionate and had a keen sense of humor from author Tim Scott, who joined us a few weeks ago. We didn’t get a chance to hear all the wonderful stories from him, so we’ve invited him back to the Golf, Grape & Grub Show.

We are also joined by Marty Leonard, the daughter of the man who first sponsored Hogan and developed Colonial CC and Shady Oaks CC in Fort Worth.

Pam Wood & myself tee it up from our 19th hole at 11 AM (CT) on FB Live.

Tim, as you may remember​ wrote the book “Ben Hogan-The Myths Everyone Knows, The Man No One Knew.” He worked directly for Mr. Hogan @ Shady Oaks CC and wanted to reveal the real person he was, which most consider to be a steely faced golf icon. ​He ​worked for 14 years with Mr. Hogan​.​

​From the 1920’s to the 1970’s Leonard’s Department Store was widely know for it’s size and selection. As big as a suburban mall, it had it’s own subway and Santa’s rocket express. ​Many of you know my background in retailing so get a load of this: the store carried everything from pianos to petticoats & pumpkin seeds; fur coats & windmills; they made there own pasta, candy, coffee & had it’s own dairy products & baked bread. It included a beauty salon, groceries, auto service (with Leonard’s oil of course) and also some Leonard’s cigars.  It even had it’s own script.​

Marvin Leonard developed it with his brother and his daughter caught the genes for golf and the outdoors.

Marty’s accomplishments are many in golf, nature and charity. She built and owns Leonard Golf Links, the Nike Research Center and has served on the boards of both Colonial & Shady Oaks. She’s in the Texas Golf HOF, won the North Texas PGA Byron Nelson Award and served as the Chair of the USGA’s Women’s Advisory Committee. She literally is one of the Great Women of Texas.

Please check out our newly renovated website listed below with “live” feeds to our Tweets. Birdies are always good!!

Please check out our newly renovated website listed below with “live” feeds to our Tweets. Birdies are always good!!

Tom Kees

Executive Producer & Co-Host

www.golfgrapegrub.com