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Golf's Next Wave
Korn Ferry Tour digital producer Kevin Prise provides a colorful window into the lives of golf's next wave of stars, visiting with players as they navigate the challenging, yet rewarding path toward the PGA TOUR.
Dec 18, 2020
Canada’s Taylor Pendrith on trading hockey for golf, cultivating the long ball, fiancée Meg fighting COVID on front lines and more
Kevin Prise is joined by Canada native Taylor Pendrith to discuss growing up as a hockey player before falling in love with golf, prodigious driving distance and how he integrates into his game, his fiancée Meg’s career as a nurse and going months without seeing each other during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
Oct 4, 2020
Princeton alum Evan Harmeling on skiing, volcanoes, working at an Italian supermarket, giving a car to his caddie and more
Kevin Prise is joined by Princeton alum Evan Harmeling to discuss the grind of a nine-year professional career, adventures around a volcano on PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, his love of skiing, working at an Italian supermarket, winning a car via a hole-in-one and giving it to his caddie, recovering from injury, and more.
Sep 15, 2020
Lee Hodges on growing up in small town of Ardmore, Alabama; insightful text from Justin Thomas; unique proposal story and more
Kevin Prise is joined by University of Alabama alum Lee Hodges to discuss growing up in the small town of Ardmore, Alabama; an insightful text message he received from Justin Thomas on the morning of the final round of the WinCo Foods Portland Open, en route to his first Korn Ferry Tour victory; the unique story of how he proposed to his fiancée, and more.
Aug 27, 2020
Tommie Sheridan on preparing to run virtual Boston Marathon on Golf Fights Cancer team
Kevin Prise is joined by Korn Ferry Tour operations staffer Tommie Sheridan to discuss preparations and training for running the virtual Boston Marathon on the Golf Fights Cancer team, in support of the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, fundraising efforts across the Korn Ferry Tour community, and the overall experience of working on the Korn Ferry Tour team.
Aug 23, 2020
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship winner Curtis Luck on first Korn Ferry Tour title
Kevin Prise is joined by Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship winner Curtis Luck to discuss the emotions behind a clutch up-and-down on the 72nd hole en route to his first Korn Ferry Tour title at the Ohio State University GC (Scarlet), how he was able to flip the switch after three consecutive missed cuts, and what it means to earn his first victory anywhere since 2016.
Aug 21, 2020
Wake Forest alum Will Zalatoris on growing up in Bay Area and Dallas, living with Davis Riley, childhood memories with Scottie Scheffler and more
Kevin Prise is joined by Wake Forest alum Will Zalatoris to discuss 11 top-25s in his first 13 starts of 2020, growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area and Dallas, living with fellow rising star Davis Riley, learning from the likes of Tony Romo and Jordan Spieth, unique memories of the 2000 U.S. Open, the practice routine that has elevated his game and more.
Jul 23, 2020
Alabama alum Davis Riley on eyeing Three-Victory Promotion, living with Will Zalatoris, New Orleans Saints fandom and more
Kevin Prise is joined by University of Alabama alum Davis Riley to discuss two Korn Ferry Tour victories in 2020 to move to the verge of the first Three-Victory Promotion since 2016; living in Dallas with fellow 2014 U.S. Junior finalist Will Zalatoris; New Orleans Saints fandom and appreciation for wide receiver Michael Thomas; origins in the game and his ‘home hole’ at Canebrake CC; and more.
Feb 13, 2020
Shane Smith on getting lost in Malaysia, applying for 11 jobs last spring, growing up on 55-acre farm and more
Kevin Prise is joined by Korn Ferry Tour rookie Shane Smith, 30, who shares stories of getting lost in Malaysia, having two credit cards declined at a gas station in Arizona, growing up on a 55-acre farm, applying for 11 jobs last spring and more.
Feb 5, 2020
Jared Wolfe on PGA TOUR Latinoamerica success, bowling as first date with wife Kelsey, life as a new dad and more
Kevin Prise is joined by The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic winner Jared Wolfe, who shares memories of PGA TOUR Latinoamerica success, remembers his first date with wife Kelsey, reflects on his breakthrough four-shot win at Baha Mar, describes life as a new dad and more.
Aug 19, 2019
Harry Higgs on eclectic journey to PGA TOUR, correct pronunciation of first name, midnight putting contests and more
Kevin Prise is joined by incoming PGA TOUR rookie Harry Higgs, who shares stories of his journey across various mini-tours, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica and the Korn Ferry Tour that has led to a spot in The 25, how to correctly pronounce his first name, midnight putting contests as a kid, the most clutch double bogey he has ever made, and more.
1 hr 15 min
Aug 8, 2019
Michael Gligic on epic journey to PGA TOUR, working with Sean Foley as a teenager and more
Kevin Prise is joined by incoming PGA TOUR rookie Michael Gligic, who reflects on an 11-year journey through the professional golf landscape, driving to Florida as a 17-year-old to work with then-upstart instructor Sean Foley, his wife Natasha’s pet accessory business Walk in the Bark, his time as a hockey goalie as a kid, and more.
Aug 2, 2019
Korn Ferry Tour ‘Finals Theory’ with PGA TOUR Competitions staff
Ever wonder the how and why behind Korn Ferry Tour Finals eligibility, priority ranking, structure and theory? Kevin Prise is joined by PGA TOUR Competitions staffers Kirsten Burgess, Katelyn DiCristofano and Kathy Mobley to shed some insight on the system that awards and ranks all 50 PGA TOUR cards available via the Korn Ferry Tour.
Jul 29, 2019
Jerald Andrews on 30th playing of Price Cutter Charity Championship
Kevin Prise is joined by Jerald Andrews, longtime executive director of the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, to share memories from the tournament’s 30-year run, players jumping into the lake off 18 green, the time Pat Perez got left behind after a pro-am and more.
Jul 1, 2019
Sebastian Cappelen on securing first TOUR card, owning a dog in college, coffee preferences and more
Kevin Prise is joined by University of Arkansas alum Sebastian Cappelen, who reflects on the ups and downs of his six-year journey in professional golf that has led to securing his first TOUR card, coffee preferences, growing up in Denmark, owning a dog in college, how he met his wife Audrey and more.
Jul 1, 2019
Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison on memorable concerts, raising five kids, Korn Ferry’s mission and more
Kevin Prise is joined by Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison, who reflects on memorable concerts he has attended, raising five kids, his experiences in golf, and how Korn Ferry’s company mission aligns with the newly named Korn Ferry Tour.
May 23, 2019
Robby Shelton on winning two events in three weeks, first hole-in-one at age 7 and more
Kevin Prise is joined by University of Alabama alum Robby Shelton, who reflects on winning two Web.com Tour titles in three weeks, chasing a Three-Victory Promotion to the PGA TOUR, memorable fishing experiences, his first hole-in-one at age 7, winning a national title at Alabama and more.
Apr 25, 2019
Justin Lower on playing golf in the snow as a kid, Cleveland sports memories and more
Kevin Prise and Zephyr Melton are joined by Malone College alum Justin Lower, who reflects on the ups and downs of an nine-year career in professional golf, reminisces on playing golf in the snow as a kid in northeast Ohio, evaluates the state of his beloved Cleveland sports teams and more.
Mar 26, 2019
Ken Looper shares memories from golf career, looks forward to second career in business world
Kevin Prise is joined by LSU alum Ken Looper, who reflects on his seven-year career in professional golf, shares stories of traveling with now-PGA TOUR winner Martin Trainer for four years on smaller tours, discusses his love for cooking, explains the decision process behind a recent career move into the business world, and more.
Mar 10, 2019
Wade Binfield on balancing mini-tour grind with substitute teaching and more
Kevin Prise is joined by Atlanta native Wade Binfield to discuss his four years as a substitute teacher at the start of his career, the fine line between success and struggle in professional golf, how he became a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey fan, and much more.
Feb 14, 2019
Rafael Campos on journey from Puerto Rico to Web.com Tour winner’s circle
Kevin Prise is joined by Rafael Campos, the first Puerto Rico native to win a Web.com Tour title, to discuss his eclectic golf journey, from learning the game as a kid alongside several family members, to his dad’s 11th-hour assistance in creating a video reel for college recruitment, to nearly running out of money in 2015, and much more.
Jan 9, 2019
Cody Blick on his stolen clubs and their unlikely recovery
Kevin Prise is joined by incoming Web.com Tour rookie Cody Blick, who discusses having his clubs stolen prior to the final round of the 2018 Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, shooting 63 with borrowed clubs to secure guaranteed starts, and a wild club-recovery tale that involves a homeless man, a tent and a Venmo exchange.
Nov 1, 2018
J.J. Killeen on second career as managing partner of golf entertainment complex 4ORE! Golf
Kevin Prise and Tim Langer are joined by 2011 Web.com Tour Player of the Year J.J. Killeen, who discusses his second career as managing partner of golf entertainment complex 4ORE! Golf, the similarities and differences between life as a touring professional and in the business world, memories of his Web.com Tour playing days and more.
Oct 26, 2018
George Cunningham on rookie pro season, traveling across Canada via RV and motorcycle
Kevin Prise and Tim Langer are joined by University of Arizona alum George Cunningham, who shares memories of his successful rookie season on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada, traveling across Canada via RV and motorcycle, attending the Waste Management Phoenix Open as a kid, attempting European Tour Q-School as an amateur and more.
Oct 4, 2018
Adam Long on journey to PGA TOUR, ups and downs of professional golf
Kevin Prise and Tim Langer are joined by recent Web.com Tour graduate Adam Long, who shares stories and memories of his time on the Web.com Tour, the fine line illustrated at Q-School, what he’s looking forward to on the PGA TOUR and more, on the eve of his TOUR debut as a member at the Safeway Open.
Aug 17, 2018
Martin Trainer on converting no status into TOUR card, proper crowd-acknowledgement techniques and more
Kevin Prise is joined by University of Southern California alum Martin Trainer, the Web.com Tour’s only two-time winner in 2018, and his caddie Matt Garcia to discuss a quick rise from no status to a PGA TOUR card, the art and science of acknowledging fans, umbrellas, broccoli, biking and more.
Aug 3, 2018
Royce Thompson shares memories from seven-year career in Web.com Tour communications
Kevin Prise and Tim Langer are joined by longtime Web.com Tour communications manager Royce Thompson, who shares his favorite memories and lessons from seven years on the Web.com Tour staff, as he completes his final week in Communications and readies to take on new challenges in PGA TOUR Digital.
Jul 19, 2018
Steven Ihm on mountain-biking, wakesurfing and a career-best finish with his dad as caddie
Kevin Prise and Tim Langer are joined by University of Iowa alum Steven Ihm to discuss his adventurous spirit, hobbies such as mountain biking and wakesurfing, observing Steve Stricker’s sublime wedge game up-close, and finishing a career-best runner-up at the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank with his dad on the bag.
Jun 13, 2018
Ep. 21: Chris Naegel on qualifying for U.S. Open at Shinnecock, nearly giving up pro golf in May
Kevin Prise is joined by Web.com Tour veteran Chris Naegel to discuss his quick change of fortune in the past month, from pursuing a job in commercial real estate, to Monday qualifying for the Nashville Golf Open (finishing T7 to ensure Web.com Tour starts this summer), to preparing to tee it up in his first U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.
May 4, 2018
Ep. 20: Taylor Moore on talking Austin Cook out of medical school, driver-off-the-deck strategy and more
Kevin Prise is joined by Arkansas alum Taylor Moore to discuss the persuasion of former college roommate Austin Cook to pursue a professional golf career, techniques for hitting driver-off-the-deck, fantasy football strategies and more.
Apr 12, 2018
Ep. 19: Ben Taylor previews Smylie Kaufman’s wedding, provides travel advice for London and more
Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with LSU alum Ben Taylor, who previews the dance floor at college teammate Smylie Kaufman’s wedding, discusses the must-see stops on a visit to London, revisits making the winning putt for LSU at the 2015 NCAA Championships and more.
Mar 28, 2018
Ep. 18: Max Homa and Kevin Dougherty on putting from 90 yards, unique travel experiences and more
Kevin Prise and guest co-host Max Homa are joined by Kevin Dougherty to discuss the practicality of putting from 90 yards away, travel adventures in Central and South America, March Madness bracket strategy and more.
Mar 15, 2018
Ep. 17: Andrew Novak on conquering Bear Trap at The Honda Classic, appearance on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays and more
Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with Wofford alum Andrew Novak to discuss his bogey-free showing around the famed Bear Trap as an open qualifier at The Honda Classic, a monster putt at NCAA Regionals that led to an appearance on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays, his basketball allegiances and more.
Mar 2, 2018
Ep. 16: Sam Burns on playing with Tiger Woods at The Honda Classic
Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with Louisiana State alum Sam Burns to discuss his final-round 68 at The Honda Classic playing alongside Tiger Woods, his connection with Buffalo Bills defensive stalwart Kyle Williams, acclimating to his first full season as a professional golfer and more.
Feb 22, 2018
Ep. 15: Nicholas Thompson on fundraising for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and more
Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alum Nicholas Thompson to discuss his fundraising efforts in remembrance of victims of the school’s recent shooting, the family dynamic with a brother and sister also in professional golf, the time he made a double eagle and a hole-in-one in the same round, and more.
Feb 14, 2018
Ep. 14: Jimmy Stanger on experiences in Central America, Federal Reserve internship and more
Kevin Prise and Alex Wood visit with Web.com Tour rookie Jimmy Stanger to discuss the emotions of competing for a top-25 finish while on conditional status, how to adjust when playing at altitude, college internships at the Federal Reserve and Raymond James, and more.
Feb 8, 2018
Ep. 13: Scott Langley on six-shot comeback in Panama, sports allegiances and carpet squares
Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with University of Illinois alum Scott Langley to discuss his dramatic comeback victory at the Panama Championship, being star-struck by Adam Wainwright, how to stay warm at a Green Bay Packers game and more.
Dec 20, 2017
Ep. 12: Patrick Newcomb on globetrotting lifestyle, bucket-hat style, and qualifying for first Web.com Tour season
Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with incoming Web.com Tour rookie Patrick Newcomb to discuss playing college golf with his brother at Murray State, his unique fashion style, the worst Christmas gift he’s ever received and more
Nov 2, 2017
Ep. 11: Jim Knous on Monday qualifying for Shriners, life at Colorado School of Mines
Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with Jim Knous about Monday qualifying for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, life as an engineering major at the Colorado School of Mines, an appearance on SportsCenter’s Top 10, roller coasters and more. Outgoing Web.com Tour communications maestro Nick Parker also joins for an ‘exit interview’ of sorts.
Oct 24, 2017
Ep. 10: Don Leafstrand on Q-School, professional pool and living hotel-to-hotel
Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with nine-year pro Don Leafstrand, who will compete at Second Stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament next month, to discuss the challenges of Q-School, his former lifestyle as a professional pool player, the somewhat nomadic lifestyle of mini-tour golf, and more.
Oct 4, 2017
Ep. 9: 2017 season recap with Web.com Tour Insider Adam Stanley
Kevin Prise is joined by Web.com Tour Insider Adam Stanley to recap the Web.com Tour Championship and discuss recent feature stories such as A.J. McInerney’s survival of the Las Vegas shooting and deep-dive profiles on Stephan Jaeger, Brandon Harkins and Kyle Thompson.
Sep 20, 2017
Ep. 8: Beau Hossler on path from no status to TOUR, overcoming injury
Web.com Tour digital producers Kevin Prise and Alex Wood recap all the action from the Albertsons Boise Open, including ‘Boilermaker’ celebrations, Jonathan Randolph’s dog, and potatoes as fans; and Prise visits with University of Texas alum Beau Hossler on his path from no status to the PGA TOUR, overcoming a shoulder injury and more.
Sep 14, 2017
Ep. 7: Peter Uihlein on adventures in Europe, desire to become a global player
Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship winner Peter Uihlein about his experiences on the European Tour, preparations for Hurricane Irma, his love for Boston sports, the desire to play a global schedule and more.
Aug 31, 2017
Ep. 6: Ben Kohles on securing Web.com Tour Finals berth in dramatic fashion
Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran recap the Web.com Tour Regular Season finale, where the first 25 PGA TOUR cards were awarded, and visit with University of Virginia alum Ben Kohles about his strong performance under pressure in Portland, a longtime friendship with Harold Varner, skydiving, bowling and more.
Aug 24, 2017
Ep. 5: Talor Gooch on securing PGA TOUR card, best Halloween costume
Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with Oklahoma State alum Talor Gooch about securing his first PGA TOUR card with a timely victory at the News Sentinel Open, his admitted addiction to Netflix, the importance of a well-fitted hat, his best Halloween costume and more.
Aug 16, 2017
Ep. 4: Tom Lovelady on roommate Justin Thomas’ PGA Championship win, chasing a PGA TOUR card
Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with Web.com Tour rookie Tom Lovelady about his roommate Justin Thomas’ first major title at last week’s PGA Championship, his colorful wardrobe, his time at the University of Alabama, lessons learned in his first Tour season and more.
Aug 9, 2017
Ep. 3: Stephan Jaeger on pairing with Stephen Curry
Kevin Prise visits with three-time Web.com Tour winner Stephan Jaeger about his pairing with two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry for two competitive rounds at the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae, learning the game while growing up in Germany, the best food on the Web.com Tour and more.
Jul 19, 2017
Ep. 2: Keith Mitchell
Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran discuss Brice Garnett’s emotional win in Utah, look ahead to the inaugural Pinnacle Bank Championship in Omaha, and visit with second-year Web.com Tour player Keith Mitchell about the secret to gap-wedge power, the importance of a well-fitting belt, all things Sea Island Mafia and more.
Jul 14, 2017
Ep. 1: Introduction and Josh Teater
Welcome to Golf’s Next Wave, your source for behind-the-scenes insight and analysis of life on the Web.com Tour, where professional golfers chase their dream of qualifying for the PGA TOUR. Co-hosts Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran introduce the show, recap the 2017 Web.com Tour season so far, and spend some time with veteran Josh Teater on meeting his wife at a Kentucky basketball game, knowing when a young player has the ‘it’ factor, his uncanny resemblance to Sergio Garcia and more.