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On the latest edition of Teeing It Up with Jeremy Schilling, the Senior Director of Rules for the United States Golf Association Thomas Pagel joined me to talk about the newest local rule involving balls accidentally moved on the putting green:

On the latest Teeing It Up with Jeremy Schilling podcast, out December 19, 2016, Alyssa Rose from Barstool Sports’ The Scoring Position with A&A, helps us navigate relationships during the stressful holiday season, including gift giving, vacations, New Year’s Eve and New Years Resolutions. Plus chat about the NYE Midnight Kiss and some New York Giants stuff.

Here’s the latest Teeing It Up with Jeremy Schilling podcast, this time with Golf Digest Associate Editor Stephen Hennessey as we look back on everything that happened in golf in 2016 (so much so that we accidentally left out the Olympics!):

Here’s this week’s edition of Teeing It Up with Jeremy Schilling, featuring Kyle DeManincor talking the NBA.

Luke Mauro and I preview Week 14 of the NFL season in this week’s Teeing It Up Presents: The Sunday Sprint:

Here’s the audio from my December 5, 2016 podcast with Shawn Davison about Tiger Woods’ return at the Hero World Challenge and the College Football Playoff:

For those disillusioned right now on this Election Night I’ll give you this: a couple weeks ago on a golf trip my dad and I had a spectator walk with us, a family friend who had never experienced live golf before.

About five holes into the round, we — a twosome — let the group behind join us to create a foursome (commonplace in golf). I, wearing a New York Jets ski cap, promptly noticed one of the gentleman that joined us was wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers ski cap and immediately uttered something to the tune of, jokingly “so I guess we gotta let this Steelers fan join us, huh?”

He laughed, shook my hand, and we had a grand old time.

After the round my family friend was extremely surprised that I had the guts to do that — why I would give this guy grief literally 1 second after meeting him knowing I had to spend the next 3.5 hours with him — if the gentleman found it rude, my family friend reasoned, I’d have to deal with a hater…who wants that experience?

My reasoning doesn’t matter here — I’ve learned body language over 614 rounds of golf in 19 years — but it speaks to a larger point: golf, a game of honor, dignity, kindness and etiquette, involves playing alongside people you may vehemently disagree with on a whole lot of things in life.

So whether you like what happened tonight or not, remember that you can make America great simply by being a nice person and being kind to everyone you come in contact with. If we can do it in golf every single day for four hours at a time, we can do it in life, too.