Podcast Summary: Pro Golfer Jeff Klein Talks Career, Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh

Robert Rees@therobertreesContributor IIMarch 2, 2010

PGA Golfer Jeff Klein came on the podcast for a fantastic interview! When he was 44 years old he became one of the oldest players to ever join the PGA Tour. Below are just some of the topics that were covered:

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  • What age he started golfing and how he learned.
  • Shared how learning how to use an L-wedge important for his game.
  • Explained the extensive process of what it takes to become pro, or play for a living and earn your pro tour card including attending Q school.
  • Shared what happened after he finally got his pro card including some fun stories of playing in different tournaments and with different golfers including Hal Sutton, Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods, and John Daly. (Do NOT miss these stories sprinkled throughout the podcast!)
  • He told us the difference from his clubs and the ones we buy off the shelves and he talked a little smack to Foss when Foss challenged him!
  • Jeff explained the new “groove rule” and how it will affect players on the tour and how important the “fairways in regulation” stat is or isn’t.
  • He shared how he qualified for the Champions Tour and what it’s like to play in Pro-Ams where pros play with regular joes.
  • He answered a question on how much training, knowledge and money have to do with becoming a pro.
  • He shared who the best person he’s played golf with, whether he can play for free on any course anywhere, and which course is the most beautiful course he’s seen.

Thanks to Jeff for coming on the show and informing and entertaining us and good luck on the Champions Tour!

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