Nathan and Landon open this episode pondering what could have been if Nathan has heeded the advice of his 7th grade career fair test results before talking about Thanksgiving during a pandemic, why Nathan thinks Landon might have attended grade school in a prison, and Nathan’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish. Talking about Thanksgiving travel—or the lack thereof—leads Nathan down the dark (and dirty) road of men’s public restrooms at convenience stores, what needs to be done for the good of all humanity, and why poor restroom design keeps him up at night—but he assures everyone he’s not a “germaphobe.” The guys wrap up the first half with a quick preview of Champions Golf Club which will host the 75th US Women’s Open this weekend and the unique history of Champions as Nathan reminisces about the thrill of meeting the great Jackie Burke, Jr. there two years ago.
In the second half, golf writer and renaissance man Bradley S. Klein (on Twitter @BRadleySKlein) joins the guys to talk about how he discovered golf as a boy, what he did for 20 years before writing full time (you don’t want to miss it), and why he jumped ship from Golfweek after 20 years to join Golf Channel. They also discuss Brad’s incredible book “Discovering Donald Ross” and why Nathan thinks anyone interested in golf course architecture should own a copy—and how to order a signed copy before Christmas! They wrap up Brad’s interview and this episode with the real reason Brad left Golf Channel and Golf Advisor, his feelings about freelancing, and how the way he chose to handle a sudden life and career change can help people in a similar position during the pandemic. It’s a thoughtful and touching story everyone should hear.