September 22, 2021

Ryder Cup Preview with Enjoy the Walk Pod

It's been three long years since the last Ryder Cup, and we are in for a doozy this time around. In this episode, host Sean Fairholm is joined by Dalton and Dante of the Enjoy the Walk Pod to break down how the U.S. stacks up against Europe, what pairings they like for each side and who they believe will be spraying champagne at Whistling Straits.

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September 2, 2021

Behind the Ball: Episode 3 with Patrick Kelly

Where does the company name Graff Golf come from? For company CPO Patrick Kelly, it's personal. Along with fellow co-founders Aaron Shapiro and Mike Eberle, Kelly drew inspiration from their Johns Hopkins football coach Jim Margraff, who passed away while they were in school. In this episode of our Behind the Ball series, Kelly explains the origins of Graff, his role in the company and the many challenges in building a smart golf ball.

August 18, 2021

Behind the Ball: Episode 2 with Mike Eberle

Behind the Ball is a look into how and why Graff Golf is developing a smart golf ball that offers detailed shot analytics, improvement plans and Bluetooth locating. After starting episode one of the series with Rowen Frazer, the VP of Marketing and Design, this conversation centers around Mike Eberle, a Co-Founder and CTO. Mike explains the early days of joining Graff, challenges around how to build a smart golf ball and what kind of experience a user can expect while using the Graff app.

July 15, 2021

How to Confidently Hit a Driver with Alex Fortey

Everyone wants to hit it farther, it's just in our DNA as golfers. But the formula behind gaining distance and confidence with the big stick — walking up to the first tee knowing you can crush it while still being accurate — is one of the more frustrating elements of the game. Alex Fortey, a former tour pro and the creator of The Art of Simple Golf, explains his advise for how to hit a driver. Spoiler Alert: Don't change your tee height when you want to hit a driver lower, because it's not going to be effective.

June 25, 2021

Behind the Ball: Rowen Frazer of Graff Golf

Behind the Ball is a look into how and why Graff Golf is developing a smart golf ball that offers detailed shot analytics, improvement plans, and Bluetooth locating. It's a deeper look into the company, examining why analytics in golf can be so important and the role that different employees play in taking on the challenge of coming up with a breakthrough platform. Our series starts with Rowen Frazer, the VP of Marketing and Design at Graff. In our conversation, Rowen explains his background in golf, how he ended up at Graff and why he thinks we are only just scratching the surface with analytics in golf.

June 9, 2021

Why Doesn’t Rory McIlroy Play Better in Majors?

He's consistently one of the best players in the world, and he's won four major championships, so why has Rory McIlroy experienced a seven-year major drought with plenty of disappointments along the way? Graff Podcast host Sean Fairholm and guest Jeremy Schilling go through several theories while breaking down what Rory could do moving forward to change his luck in golf's biggest events.

May 19, 2021

The Weird History of Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course

Kiawah Island's Ocean Course, host of the 2021 PGA Championship, has some of the most bizarre history in the game of golf. It was built in a rush so it could host the 1991 Ryder Cup, and then that tournament became one of the more influential and memorable in the match's history. In this podcast, host Sean Fairholm takes you through a brief look into how the course was built and how it has evolved in the modern era.

May 5, 2021

Jordan Spieth’s Rise, Fall and Resurgence

Jordan Spieth is maybe the most magnetic character among active golfers in today's professional game, but the past few years have tested his patience. In this special edition of the podcast, host Sean Fairholm takes a look at how Spieth reached his prime while barely out of college, what led him down a dark path where he did not win for nearly four years and how he was able to claw his way back to being among the best players in the world.

March 19, 2021

Understanding a Great Golfer’s Mindset with Cordie Walker

Cordie Walker is the host of the Golf Science Lab podcast, and he has a lot of wisdom to share from conversations he has had with players, coaches and others throughout the game. In this conversation with Graff Golf's Sean Fairholm, Walker explains some of the lessons he has learned while making the podcast and what the average golf can learn from some of the best players in the world.

January 27, 2021

The Bryson DeChambeau Odyssey

There's no doubt that Bryson DeChambeau is one of the most compelling figures in golf, but how long he will be able to maintain his pace of pushing the boundaries of what we know to be possible in golf remains a question mark. In this episode, host Sean Fairholm and fellow writer Jeremy Schilling break down Bryson from every angle and offer their opinions on what his journey means for the future of the sport.

1:50 — Sean answers a Q&A about bunker play and gives a neat trick on how to know whether you are using the bounce of your wedge correctly.

3:06 — Sean and Jeremy begin their discussion about why Bryson chose to transform his body and where he currently stands as a golfer.

6:25 — Is Bryson good or bad for the game of golf? Sean and Jeremy both agree on this one, but it may not be the answer or explanation you think.

8:53 — Will there be more Bryson DeChambeau imitators coming down the pipe line? There are two schools of thought on this, Sean argues.

10:42 — One overlooked piece of Bryson's game has been his short game. Sean and Jeremy take a moment to appreciate the fact that he has needed to putt well in order to win golf tournaments.

13:18 — What challenges lie ahead of him? First things first, will he be able to consume this many calories on a daily basis? Will he get worn down emotionally from continuing to bush the boundaries of what we know to be possible in golf?

15:30 — Bryson has admitted to having "frontal lobe issues"... is this a blip on the radar or are we concerned he could be his own villain? What about his longevity in the game?

24:24 — DeChambeau's use of analytics may uncover some data that all golfers are going to end up using in the near future.

September 21, 2020

Using Analytics to Simplify Your Game with Alex Fortey

In this episode of The Club, our host Sean Fairholm talks with Graff Golf's Alex Fortey about how ball analytics can help to simplify your golf game. Fortey delves into the specifics of carry yardages, spin rates and more to explain what you need to know.

August 22, 2020

Short Game Lessons with Pat Goss

In this episode of the Graff Golf Podcast, our host Sean Fairholm chats to Pat Goss, a PGA Tour short game coach. Goss explains why so many players — even the best in the world — struggle with consistency around the greens, and how the solution is often found in changing their setup position.

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