Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame inductee and golf executive Eric Dutt, and RecruitLook Junior Golf Tour director and experienced media host Tommy Canale, have created The Gof Zone podcast, which will dive into many unique topics surrounding the world of golf including feature interviews with Tour players, golf tips and instruction, course and trip information, and more. –By Brian Hurlburt, Las Vegas Golf Insider.
“The Golf Zone is everything you can think of pertaining to the world of golf,” says Canale. “We discuss all golf related topics; this includes current and past PGA Tour Players, golf industry professionals, celebrities who love the game, junior golfers and junior golf events, golf resorts, golf tips, and more. Our goal is to have fun, bring you great content, offer some excellent golf tips/advice, and bring you a different perspective on the game of golf.”
The first episodes are launched and guests included Chip Beck, who shot the fabled 59 at the PGA Tour’s Las Vegas Invitational, Don Rea, Secretary of the PGA of America and owner of Augusta Ranch Golf Club in Arizona, John Swantek, Producer & Talent at PGA Tour/Host of Talk of the Tour Podcast, Rees Jones, the esteemed Golf Course Architect known as the U.S. Open Doctor and Ed Gowan, Executive Director-AZ Golf Association, among others.
Episodes also feature sponsors that offer listeners special offers and deals. Among the recent deals were 25 percent off green fees at Reflection Bay and $4 off the unique Fly Band Band.
The Beck interview featured great stores about Sam Snead, JC Snead, Lee Trevino and Chi Chi Rodriguez. Jones’ interview discussed his decades of golf architecture plus recent trends in golf course design and how to balance a quality golf experience for the player while also offering a feasible design for golf course maintenance and other factors.
You can visit golfzonepodcast.com/ or Link below to listen:
More About the Hosts
Eric Dutt is the President of Resort Golf Partners with info available at www.resortgolfpartners.com and he currently also is director of operations of the Jack Nicklaus-designed Reflection Bay Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas.
He began playing golf in Las Vegas at the age of six. By the age of 10, he was working at a golf course. He played collegiate golf at Purdue from 1977- 1981 where he won three individual titles in his four years as a Boilermaker. His team won the 1981 Big Ten Collegiate Conference Title. At age 17, Dutt won the Nevada State Amateur. He’s been in the golf business since the age of 21.
Dutt’s golf career since then includes helping run PGA, LPGA and Senior PGA Tournaments in Las Vegas and overseeing various Las Vegas Courses including the Badlands, Rio Secco, Cascata and Reflection Bay. He worked closely with Butch Harmon for twenty years and is now President of his own company, Resort Golf Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in high end resort golf course operations.
Dutt was inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame in 2008.
Tommy Canale is the host of “Before the Lights” podcast in addition to The Golf Zone podcast.
Canale has a vast background in public speaking, mobile disc jockey and as an on-air radio personality. He holds a Dual Master’s Degree in Sports Management and Sport Coaching, served as an Athletic Director/Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Illinois Valley CC for seven years.
Tommy is the Director of the RecruitLook Junior Golf Tour, operated the Streator Junior Invitational, founded the Streator Junior Golf Association, and currently helps high school golfers and athletes obtain a college scholarships. He hails from Streator, IL and currently resides in Las Vegas, NV.