Matt Ginella from The Golf Channel and Golf Advisor spent an hour with Nathan recording Episode 004 of the podcast. Matt and Nathan discuss Matt’s childhood growing up in Northern California and how a horse with a case of colic was the catalyst for his first round of golf. Did you know Matt was about to enter Penn State’s agronomy program when he landed a position at Sports Illustrated instead? From being the photo editor for SI and Golf Digest to his debut at Golf Channel and his new show “Round Trip” on Golf Advisor, Nathan leads you down an hour-ling look into what makes the the man most golfers know as the “guy with the best job in the world” (which he freely admits) thankful for the support of his family when he spends more than 200 days a year on the road.
Matt also opens up about the value of all the hard work he did in high school, college, and early in his career (at times for free) to better himself in the long term. They also discuss what it will take to get a new wave of juniors into the game of golf and how football might help, the reason short courses are fun and necessary, and why one of his fondest memories is the year he was forced to leave his dad behind at The Masters to catch a plane back to New York City. To wrap it up, Matt and Nathan discuss Matt’s young son and the importance of introducing kids to the game at a young age and Matt answers questions from podcast listeners that were sent it via Twitter. Ever wonder what you should do if your golf ball hits a car or what Matt’s favorite Pearl Jam song is? After listening to this episode, you’ll wonder no more!
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