The FORE! Cast

The FORE! Cast: Rob Gallagher, Club Champion

The FORE! Cast host Allen Burton welcomes Rob Gallagher, East Coast GM of Club Champion. Club Champion is the country’s #1 club fitter, builder & retailer of the best brands in golf. Allen and Rob discuss the importance of Club Champions view of being “Brand Agnostic”, how to approach your equipment setup, and why just because your favorite tour player or your playing partner has certain equipment, doesn’t mean it’s a good fit for you.

The FORE! Cast: TJ Yeaton

Host Allen Burton welcomes guest TJ Yeaton, PGA Director of Instruction at Atlantic Beach CC (Florida) to the podcast. Allen and TJ discuss utilizing technology in golf lessons, wearing many different hats as golf professionals during the pandemic and TJ’s path in becoming an instructor. The two dive into what it takes to communicate with students, creating a blueprint for instruction, better practice habits and how to help students overcome expectations. 

The FORE! Cast: Bob Koepka

Host Allen Burton welcomes Bob Koepka to the podcast. Bob is the father of Brooks (#3 in the World Golf Rankings) and Chase Koepka (Korn Ferry Tour Player). Allen and Bob discuss the interworkings of fatherhood and golf, what turned Brooks to fitness, the Brooks Koepka Foundation, and a great Tiger Woods story. 

The FORE! Cast: Spencer Combs

Host Allen Burton welcomes his old friend Preston Combs, PGA to the podcast. Preston is currently an instructor at Twin Lakes GC in Santa Barabara, CA. Preston is well known for his putting expertise and facilitates Preston’s Putting. Allen and Preston discuss why crafting coaching styles to each individual golfer is so important and how that creates an understanding on the lesson tee. Also included, talk about Course Kings and the state of the golf industry. 

The FORE! Cast: Brech Spradley

Join host Allen Burton as he welcomes Brech Spradley, PGA to the podcast. Brech is an instructor at Barton Creek Golf Academy in Austin Texas. Among his many teaching accolades, Brech has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Teachers in Your State” and Top 100 teachers. Allen and Brech discuss what the building blocks and daily vitamins are for golfers of every level. 

The Fore! Cast: Duane Bock

Host Allen Burton welcomes Duane Bock to this episode of The Fore! Cast. Duane is currently a caddy on the PGA Tour, looping for Kevin Kisner and resides in Morganton, NC. A great player in his own right, Duane was a college golfer at Campbell University and won the North-South Tournament in 1992. This fun wide-ranging conversation includes what he learns every day as a caddy PGA Tour, what August National is going to look like in November and who is the funniest caddy on tour.  All this, plus a rapid-fire segment on this episode of The Fore! Cast! 

The Fore! Cast: James Hong

Allen Burton welcomes James Hong, instructor at Harbor Links Golf Course in Port Washington, NY. In this episode, Allen and James talk technology in teaching, their methods of teaching kids, and their key methods of instruction. Whats the new norm in golf? Have these two stumbled on a million dollar idea? Find out in this episode of The Fore! Cast.

The Fore! Cast: Dana Dahlquist

Host Allen Burton welcomes Dana Dahlquist to this episode of The Fore! Cast. Dana is a renowned golf coach with students that include PGA Tour players Charles Howell III, Daniel Summerhays and Brad Faxon. Allen and Dana’s wide-ranging discussion includes the evolution of the use of Trackman in golf instruction, the differences in teaching tour pros and average joe’s, and some sound advice for working on your golf game while at home.  

The FORE! Cast: Brian Jacobs

Host Allen Burton welcomes Brian Jacobs to The Fore! Cast. The podcast includes a wide-ranging conversation that includes golf teaching methods, how the environment affects golfers and how a golfer should choose their golf instructor. Also included, a touching tribute to one of Brian’s students and how to overcome obstacles. This episode is jam-packed full of golf IQ. 

The FORE! Cast: Robbie Failes

Host Allen Burton welcomes his good friend Robbie Failes, PGA to this edition of The Fore! Cast. Allen and Robbie discuss the power of the environment, how they overcome the obstacles of teaching in winter weather, and how to practice with a purpose.

Our host Allen Burton is the Director of Instruction at the Allen Burton Golf Academy at Lake Hickory CC in Hickory, NC

Allen’s guest, Robbie Failes is the Staff Instructor at the Carmel Golf Academy at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, NC.