Golf. Life. Faith. Podcast

by College Golf Fellowship

College Golf Fellowship Staffers Toby Ragland and Jayce Barber sit down with many different PGA Partners of CGF and talk all things golf, life and faith.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Episode 20: David and Maxwell Ford

    Episode 20: David and Maxwell Ford

    Summary In this conversation, college golfers David and Maxwell Ford discuss their upbringing in golf, their competitive relationship as twins, their college decisions, and the role of faith in their lives. They share how their father introduced them to golf at a young age and how their competitive nature pushed them to excel in the sport. They also discuss the challenges and blessings of playing college golf and how their faith has shaped their dating relationships. The brothers emphasize the importance of seeking God's kingdom first and finding satisfaction in Him. They also highlight the impact of their Thursday night Zoom call, where they gather with other college golfers to discuss faith and encourage one another. The conversation covers topics such as the Eastlake Cup victory, finding satisfaction in Jesus, aligning golf and faith, the whole duty of man, living life backwards, favorite meals, college golf memories, dream foursomes, dream golf courses, and closing thoughts. Takeaways Competitive sibling relationships can be both challenging and beneficial, pushing individuals to excel in their chosen field. Seeking God's kingdom first and finding satisfaction in Him is the key to navigating the challenges of college golf and dating relationships. Regularly reading and studying Scripture is essential for spiritual growth and deepening one's relationship with God. Creating a community of like-minded individuals can provide support, encouragement, and accountability in living out one's faith. Finding satisfaction in Jesus is more important than any worldly success. Aligning golf and faith means recognizing that Jesus is more important than the game. The book of Ecclesiastes reminds us that the fear of God and keeping His commandments is the whole duty of man. Living life backwards means viewing life as a gift rather than a means to gain. Favorite meals, college golf memories, and dream foursomes provide opportunities for fun and camaraderie in the game of golf. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 01:26 Growing Up and Getting into Golf 03:36 Sibling Rivalry and Competition 06:23 College Decisions 09:12 Injuries and Faith 13:09 Pursuing National Championships 18:14 Dating Relationships and Faith 25:52 The Importance of Scripture 38:06 Thursday Night Zoom Call 41:42 Integrating Faith and Golf 44:15 The Eastlake Cup Victory 46:22 Finding Satisfaction in Jesus 49:31 Aligning Golf and Faith 50:18 The Whole Duty of Man 51:47 Living Life Backwards 54:22 Favorite Meal, College Golf Memory, Dream Foursome 55:20 Dream Golf Course 56:03 Closing Thoughts

  • Episode 19: Kieran Vincent

    Episode 19: Kieran Vincent

    Summary In this conversation, Kieran Vincent shares his journey from qualifying for the LIV card to playing on the Liv Tour this year. He discusses the challenges and triumphs he experienced along the way, as well as the role of faith in his life and career. Kieran emphasizes the importance of staying grounded in God's word and maintaining a strong relationship with Him, even in the midst of success and travel. He also reflects on his college golf experience at Liberty University and the impact of his coaches and teammates on his faith and personal growth. In this conversation, Kieran Vincent discusses his performance metrics, physical attributes, and upcoming tournament. Takeaways Qualifying for the Liv Tour requires mental and physical endurance, as well as a strong support system. Maintaining a routine of prayer and Bible study is crucial for staying grounded in faith while traveling and competing. College golf provides a unique opportunity for personal and spiritual growth, with coaches and teammates playing a significant role in shaping character. Turning pro requires careful financial management and the support of sponsors and mentors. Setting goals and prioritizing time with God are essential for navigating the challenges and successes of a professional golf career. Performance metrics such as swing speed and ball speed are important indicators of a golfer's skill. Kieran Vincent has achieved a ball speed of up to 192 mph and club head speeds in the high twenties to early thirties. Despite weighing only 160 pounds, Kieran Vincent has impressive performance metrics. Kieran Vincent's first tournament is in Mexico next week. Chapters 00:00 Introductions 01:06 Qualifying for Live Card 02:09 Securing the Card 03:22 Pre-shot Routine 04:42 Support from Brother's Caddy 05:43 Growing Up in Zimbabwe 06:25 Golf in Zimbabwe 08:50 Choosing Liberty University 10:03 Transition to College Golf 11:37 Faith at Liberty University 12:00 Leadership and Impact 12:58 Challenges in College Golf 13:25 Shaping and Support from Coaches and Peers 15:29 Faith Background and Upbringing 17:33 Taking Ownership of Faith 18:27 Turning Pro and Financial Management 20:12 Traveling and Maintaining Faith 21:56 Prioritizing Time with God 24:15 Connecting with Believers on Tour 26:15 Playing on the Live Tour 29:35 Memorable Experience on the Live Tour 31:32 Setting Goals and Reading the Bible 37:20 Advice to Freshman Self 40:07 Favorite Meal of the Day 40:51 Favorite Memory from College Golf 41:47 Dream Golf Course to Play 42:09 Dream Foursome at Augusta 42:36 Performance Metrics 43:10 Physical Attributes 43:44 Upcoming Tournament

  • Episode 18: Josh Teater

    Episode 18: Josh Teater

    In this episode our hosts Toby Ragland and Jayce interview newly earned PGA Tour professional Josh Teater! Josh has been a friend of CGF for many years and has an unbelievable story. Tom went to Morehead State, has played professional golf for 22 years, and has been a PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour member for the majority of his career. Josh shares many stories about golf and faith and shares some real struggles and suffering that he has encountered in his life. This is an awesome episode with our good friend Josh Teater... let us know what you think by reviewing us on Spotify and Apple Podcasts! We will be releasing 2 episodes a month for a total of 24 each year. In 2023 we are switching our rhythm from last year and we are doing our normal PGA Tour conversations but we will also be doing CGF Staff highlights as well. We are pumped for all that the Lord is doing in the world of golf and are pumped that you are along for the ride with us! Follow us on social media and check out our website .Instagram - @CollegeGolfFellowship Facebook - College Golf Fellowship Twitter - @CGFTweet Website - CollegeGolfFellowship.com Email - Podcast@CollegeGolfFellowship.com

  • Episode 17: Tom Whitney

    Episode 17: Tom Whitney

    In this episode our hosts Toby Ragland and Jayce interview newly earned PGA Tour professional Tom Whitney! Tom has been a friend of CGF for many years and has an unbelievable story. Tom went to the Air Force Academy, served in the Air Force for 4 years as a nuclear missile operator, and has been a professional golfer for 9 years now. Tom shares many stories about golf and faith and shares some extremely real struggles that he has faced in his life. This is an awesome episode with our good friend Tom Whitney... let us know what you think by reviewing us on Spotify and Apple Podcasts! We will be releasing 2 episodes a month for a total of 24 each year. In 2023 we are switching our rhythm from last year and we are doing our normal PGA Tour conversations but we will also be doing CGF Staff highlights as well. We are pumped for all that the Lord is doing in the world of golf and are pumped that you are along for the ride with us! Follow us on social media and check out our website .Instagram - @CollegeGolfFellowship Facebook - College Golf Fellowship Twitter - @CGFTweet Website - CollegeGolfFellowship.com Email - Podcast@CollegeGolfFellowship.com **Content Warning: This episode discusses a story of suicide. Listener discretion is advised.**

  • Episode 16: Paul Tesori

    Episode 16: Paul Tesori

    In this episode our host Toby Ragland and CGF President Brad Payne interview legendary PGA Tour Caddie Paul Tesori! Paul has been a friend of CGF for many years and has caddied for players including Vijay Singh, Jerry Kelly, Sean O’Hair, Webb Simpson and currently Cameron Young. Paul shares many stories about golf and faith and shares the difficulties and rewards of caddying on the PGA Tour... let us know what you think by reviewing us on Spotify and Apple Podcasts! We will be releasing 2 episodes a month for a total of 24 each year. In 2023 we are switching our rhythm from last year and we are doing our normal PGA Tour conversations but we will also be doing CGF Staff highlights as well. We are pumped for all that the Lord is doing in the world of golf and are pumped that you are along for the ride with us!Follow us on social media and check out our website.Instagram - @CollegeGolfFellowshipFacebook - College Golf FellowshipTwitter - @CGFTweetWebsite - CollegeGolfFellowship.comEmail - Podcast@CollegeGolfFellowship.com