CDGA Golf Show presented by Glenview Park Golf Club

CDGA Golf Show

ESPN 1000 and the CDGA have collaborated to form a new radio program, the "CDGA Golf Show" presented by Glenview Park Golf Club. Hosted by Chicago District Golfer editor Barry Cronin and ESPN 1000 personality Tyler Aki, each episode features insightful interviews, news updates about the PGA Tour and other major golf events, interaction between the hosts and listeners, contest opportunities and more. The unique two-hour golf-focused show can be heard every Sunday morning from 7-9 a.m. on ESPN 1000, 100.3HD2, the ESPN Chicago App and via video simulcast at Twitch.TV/ESPN1000Chicago.

Twitch Video Stream

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See below for links to full episodes and select segments from each week’s show.

August 7, 2022

Hour 1

The guys review the recent lawsuits LIV players have made against the PGA Tour. Who will LIV make a TV deal with? Plus, a recap of the Western Am.



Hour 2

Vince Pellegrino joins Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin to discuss the Western Am and BMW Championship. Are you planning on attending the Chicago LIV event? Lastly, are LIV players turning on Tiger Woods?



Twitch Video Stream

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July 31, 2022

Hour 1

Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin discuss more talent leaving for the LIV tour. What is LIV's approach with recruiting young golfers? Plus, Charles Barkley shuts down LIV offer.



Hour 2

Frank Jemsek, owner of Cog Hill, joins the show to discuss his career helping golf reach the youth! Tyler & Barry then review the power rankings of the top 5 golfers on the PGA Tour. If you could start a golf franchise...who would be your number overall pick? Then, Michael Thorbjornsen joins the show to talk about his early golf career!



Twitch Video Stream

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July 24, 2022

Hour 1

Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin discuss Cam Smith's victory at the British Open. Plus, how many beers can fit in the Claret Jug? Finally, what did the ratings look like for the Open? And, looking at the crop of the four major winners...who wins the next major?



Hour 2

Kevin Streelman joins Tyler Aki & Barry Cronin to discuss his path to the PGA Tour. Plus, could LIV compete with the other big leagues?



Twitch Video Stream

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July 17, 2022

Hour 1

The final day of the British Open is underway...Tyler Aki, Barry Cronin and Mike Gilligan all review what's happened so far. Plus, the guys give their picks of who will win.



Hour 2

Tyler Aki, Barry Cronin and Mike Gilligan discuss Tiger's performance at the British Open and his emotional walk up to No. 18. Plus, who are your top athlete demises you have seen through their career?



Twitch Video Stream

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July 10, 2022

Hour 1

Tyler Aki and Mike Gilligan open the show by discussing Greg Norman not being invited to festivities for the Open Championship. Also, is there a way to bring the PGA and LIV tour together? Plus, Tiger Woods is returning...could this be it for Tiger?



Hour 2

Teddy Greenstein joins Tyler Aki and Mike Gilligan to discuss Tiger Woods and preview the Open (Plus Bet Picks). Then, Matt Golden, CEO of Tullymore Resort, joins the show to talk about the Tullymore Resort and golf travel trends! Lastly, the guys give their Open Championship picks.



Twitch Video Stream

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July 3, 2022

Hour 1

Tyler Aki is joined by Mike Gilligan from the CDGA to react to the first stateside LIV Golf Tournament event. They discuss what it means for golf, what separates it from the PGA and why players may be enjoying it more. They also discuss how LIV potentially appeals to a wider and younger base of fans.



Hour 2

Tyler Aki and Mike Gilligan continue their conversation on the ramifications of the LIV Golf Tournament. Also, Barry Cronin calls in from the John Deere Classic to give an update on the tournament, as well as his LIV thoughts. Then, Mike Lehman of CDGA calls in to discuss all things Chicago golf and what it is like to hit the links this time of year.



Twitch Video Stream

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June 26, 2022

Hour 1

The guys recap the exciting conclusion to the U.S. Open. Additionally, John Deere Classic Executive Director Clair Peterson joins the program to preview Illinois' only annual PGA Tour stop.



Hour 2

Northbrook native, U of I alum and current golf pro Nick Hardy joins the show to discuss his experience on the PGA Tour with Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin. Tyler and Barry also discuss the ongoing drama surrounding the LIV Golf Tournament's erosion of the PGA.



Twitch Video Stream

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June 19, 2022

Hour 1

The guys recap the start of the US Open and review how well the course has been constructed. Who is your favorite heading into the final day? We also listen to Zalatoris...can he win the tourney?



Hour 2

Ian Baker-Finch joins the show to discuss the US Open and LIV tour. Plus, how are the LIV tour guys performing at the US Open??



Twitch Video Stream

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June 12, 2022

Hour 1

The new LIV Tour has taken the golf world by storm, the guys break down their first tournament. Plus, how do you feel about the LIV? John Bodenhamer, Chief Championships Officer for the USGA, joins the guys to discuss the US Open and more!



Hour 2

Teddy Greenstein, from PointsBet, joins the show to discuss the LIV tour and give his betting insight ahead of the Open. Plus, should the PGA be worried about the LIV? The guys also give their US Open fantasy golf picks!



Twitch Video Stream

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June 5, 2022

Hour 1

Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin are back for the first episode of June, discussing the LPGA Tour. They are then joined by Patrick Flavin to discuss his golf career and background in Chicago. Finally, they hit on The Match, and whether or not we really need it as watchers.



Hour 2

Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin are joined by Bob Harig, from SI.com, to discuss all things professional golf. Also, Northbrook native and PGA Tour rookie Nick Hardy joins the program.



Twitch Video Stream

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May 29, 2022

Hour 1

Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin review the PGA Championship...did you expect Justin Thomas to win? And Mito`s collapse on the 18th hole. It`s the first nice consistent golf weekend in Chicago...where are you golfing this week?



Hour 2

Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin are joined by James Colgan, from Golf.com, to discuss the PGA Championship and Justin Thomas. Also, Barry Cronin has an exclusive interview with Pro Golfer, Lucas Glover.



Twitch Video Stream

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May 22, 2022

Hour 1

Tyler Aki, Barry Cronin, and Mike Gilligan discuss Tiger Woods withdrawing from the PGA Championship. Is this the last we have seen of the Tiger Woods we used to know? Plus, a review of the PGA Championship and as a new wave of golfers try to make their mark on the course...do you know some of the leaders right now? Mike Gilligan played a 100 holes?!



Hour 2

Tyler Aki, Barry Cronin, and Mike Gilligan are joined by Alan Shipnuck to discuss "Phil". Plus we talk about the PGA Championship coverage...did you enjoy Joe Buck calling for ESPN?



Twitch Video Stream

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May 15, 2022

Hour 1

Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin are joined by Teddy Greenstein to discuss his new book "QB Dads" and the PGA Championship. Plus, the guys break down Phil Mickelson`s decision to withdraw from the PGA Championship.



Hour 2

David Feherty (NBC) joins Tyler Aki & Barry Cronin to discuss the PGA Championship, Phil Mickelson and much more! The guys give their picks for the PGA Championship CDGA Fantasy Golf presented by Tour Edge contest.



Twitch Video Stream

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May 8, 2022

Hour 1

Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin are joined by Danny Edwards, Pro Golfer, to discuss his new book "Driven - The Danny Edwards Story" and how his career began. Plus, how did your mother help you fall in love with golf?



Hour 2

Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin are joined by Robert Slezak and Lt. Col. Dan Rooney! Plus, Phil Mickelson`s gambling losses are beyond imaginable.



Twitch Video Stream

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May 1, 2022

Hour 1

On an ugly Sunday morning, Tyler and Barry discuss the news of the golf world as well as the weather threshold for hitting the links and how weather effects the game.



Hour 2

Ryan French from The Monday Q Info drops by to speak with Tyler and Barry about all things golf and the trajectory of some of the game`s current greats. Then, Erik Ciotti joins the show to discuss the Big Ten Men`s Golf Tournament and other college golf stories.



Twitch Video Stream

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April 24, 2022

Hour 1

Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin discuss the start of the golf season in Chicago we start to see more warmer. Ron Cassidy, Director of Golf Operations for the Glenview Park District, joins the show to talk about the start of the golf season. Also, Tyler and Barry talk about the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.

Segment Highlights
  • 29:15: Interview with Ron Cassidy - Director of Golf Operations, Glenview Park District


Hour 2

Erik Ciotti, analyst for the Big Ten Network, joins Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin to report on the Big Ten Golf Championships. Also, Tony Dirks, GM of PGA Superstore, Downers Grove, joins to discuss the recent consumer demands in the golf market. Barry reviews "Shark" - ESPN`s 30 for 30 program on Greg Norman`s epic choke at the 1996 Masters vs Faldo.



Twitch Video Stream

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April 17, 2022

Hour 1

Tyler Aki and Mike Gilligan (filling in for Barry Cronin) recap Tiger`s performance at the Masters. How much more will we see of Tiger Woods? The guys discuss where Tiger`s comeback ranks among all-time heroic comebacks in sports. Plus, they react to Joe LaCava`s interview on Waddle and Silvy!



Hour 2

Nick Faldo ruined Rory`s big moment...how would you fix golf on TV? John Iacono, founder of Zero Friction, joins Tyler Aki and Mike Gilligan to discuss the amazing golf products at Zero Friction. Plus, the guys discuss Harold Varner`s performance at RBC Heritage.



Twitch Video Stream

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April 10, 2022 - Masters Weekend

Hour 1

Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin break down what`s happened at the Masters thus far. Did you see Tiger Woods making the cut? Barrington native Bob Harig, from SI.com, joins to talk Tiger Woods and the Masters.

Segment Highlights
  • 28:20: Interview with Bob Harig - Barrington Native and Writer, SI.com/Morning Read


Hour 2

Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin discuss Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Smith...is this the pairing you saw leading the Masters? Stewart Cink joins the guys to talk his experience playing in the Masters!

Segment Highlights
  • 1:45: Interview with Michael Jorski - Clarendon Hills Native & Drive, Chip & Putt Boys 12-13 National Champion
  • 23:00: Interview with Stewart Cink - Eight-time PGA Tour winner and 2022 Masters participant




Twitch Video Stream

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April 3, 2022 - Debut Episode

Hour 1

Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin discuss whether Tigers Woods will play in the Masters. The guys talk to the fans about Tiger Woods playing. Mike Gilligan joins the guys to discuss the CDGA.

Segment Highlights
  • 31:09: Interview with Mike Gilligan - Senior Managing Director of Business Development, CDGA


Hour 2

Mark Rolfing from NBC Sports/Golf Channel joins Tyler Aki and Barry Cronin from Augusta to discuss Tiger Woods, the Masters and the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance. Brett Packee, an Illinois PGA professional, joins the guys to give golfing tips ahead of the season. Lastly, the guys talk to the fans about their Masters experiences.

Segment Highlights
  • 3:40: Interview with Mark Rolfing - Chicago Native & On Course Reporter, NBC/Golf Channel
  • 28:10: Interview with Brett Packee - Illinois PGA professional