The DP World Tour has joined forces with former Golf Digest Middle East editor, Robbie Greenfield, and former tour player turned coach Zane Scotland to launch a brand new podcast, The First Tee, aimed at providing golf enthusiasts with spirited conversation, analysis and interviews with some of the tour’s biggest names.
The show’s hosts, who describe themselves as “tragically obsessed with the game at every level”, will welcome a new guest on the podcast each week, for insights into the behind-the-scenes stories that we don’t see on TV.
Serendipitously, The First Tee launched last week with an interview with New Zealand star Ryan Fox, who would then go to land the biggest victory of his career just days later at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. “Clearly we are a good luck charm, and we hope Ryan is generous enough to spread the word that if you come on the show, you are guaranteed a trophy,” commented Scotland, tongue placed firmly in cheek.
“As a former tour player himself and now a highly respected instructor, Zane brings a lot of professional credibility to this partnership,” says Greenfield. “I bring unbridled enthusiasm for the game and as I hope my long and so far unsuccessful battle against the chipping yips demonstrates, some amateur perspective!”
The podcast is a collaboration between the DP World Tour and Dubai Eye 103.8’s Off Script Extra Time show, that will see the station ramp up its golfing coverage as we approach November’s season-ending finale at the DP World Tour Championship.
Fans of golf can find the show on Apple and Spotify, with regular episodes running all the way through until next year’s revamped Desert Swing.
This week’s second episode, which was released on Tuesday, features a comprehensive Ryder Cup preview with Claude Harmon III and interview with Italian three-time tour winner Guido Migliozzi. Future guests include Tommy Fleetwood and G4D world ranked No.1 Kipp Popert — the first disabled golfer to qualify for the British Amateur.
Episode 2 is available here:
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