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Sometimes the best part of a golf round is the conversations that happen in between shots. Whether the golf is great or garbage, you can always count on trash talk, unsolicited advice and funny stories. Two regular family guys with regular golf games keep those good times alive in this fun, laid back weekly podcast. Join along as Mike and Donovan banter about improving their golf game while balancing family and whatever else life throws their way. Hopefully their unsolicited advice and trash ...
 
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It all starts with some exciting changes for Donovan and his golf world! You'll have to tune in to hear all about it! Also, Donovan and Mike discuss fashion and the internal struggle they have between going full dad fashion and staying reasonably relevant. Finally, the boys discuss classic Nintendo. Listen in to take a walk down memory lane!…
 
After watching the pros on tour destroy a course and shoot -27, Mike asks Donovan whether golf courses are too easy and whether that's a good thing, or not. The discussions bends towards whether this new long bomb domination of a course is more entertaining than battling to even par or if pros scrapping their way to close to even par is better for …
 
It's been a funny summer. Not only have Mike and Donovan golfed more than they every have, they've also practiced, watch and talked more golf than ever before. But has it paid off? Are they improving or are they stuck? In this episode Mike and Donovan start to see the gains they have been itching for all summer. Tune in to hear about Mike's latest …
 
It's episode 30 y'all! The episode starts with a discussion about a revolutionary change in Donovan's approach game. All of a sudden he's Robin Hood shooting arrows at the flag stick. What is his secret to this new found success? The episode then meanders into a brief update about Mike's putter grip change. Sounds fascinating, right? Well it is! Ot…
 
Oh, hi there episode 29, were so glad you could join us! Yes, it's finally here, and it's a peach. It's a little bit longer than normal, so let's break it down so you can jump to the part(s) that sound most interesting/entertaining. Start: Meet intern Donovan. He's pretty useless. 2:40: Donovan's AC almost explodes. No, really, it's true. Turns out…
 
Oh what an episode! This one gets a little lengthy because we have so much to talk about. Donovan and Mike's lives are packed with golf right now! First things first, we've got to review the Open Championship (British Open). Mike and Donovan share their thoughts and opinions about the big win for Collin and the big disappointment for Louis. The fel…
 
In episode 26, Mike and Donovan began a discussion on a huge topic: course management. In episode 27 the discussion gets more specific and focused. For this episode, the boys zoom in on the tee box. The question is, how can golfers set themselves up for success with their first shot on a hole? As all of us have experienced, a bad decision on the te…
 
We all know golf can be full of mental and physical shenanigans! Half the time we beat ourselves before we even tee it up on number one. This episode is all about how golfers can begin to get the upper hand on this fiendish game. Listen in as Mike and Donovan dip their toes into a bigger conversation about golf course management. Over the next few …
 
There are some wonderful golf courses in and around the Portland area. Elk Ridge Golf Course is no exception. It's about an hour up the Columbia Gorge from Portland near Stevenson Washington. If you've never played, you've got to get up there!! It's a beaut! Donovan and Mike took the trek up there to try their hand at this tricky course. Tune in to…
 
You wonder off the fairway, through the rough and enter the forest. Your golf ball's in there somewhere, but as you trudge around, you realize the sounds of twigs snapping is not coming from your foot falls. As you look up, your adrenaline rises and your eyes scan the forest for the source of the noise. Your heart rate quickens and your mind starts…
 
It's fun to try new things. That's just what Mike and Donovan did when they took part in a new tournament format put on by Portland Golf-o-holics. Mike and Donovan break down their experience and give recommendations/reviews. We couldn't call ourselves a golf podcast if we didn't talk about the shocking news of Jon Rahm withdrawing from the Memoria…
 
In episode 22 Mike and Donovan cover some topics! The conversations starts with a recap of Lefty's triumphant PGA championship, and then meanders over to Brooks and Bryson hate crush. After that, it's all about Mike. Mike reviews his recent guys golf weekend and then breaks the news about his new golf clubs. So much to cover! It's all fun and it's …
 
How much do you love playing a round of golf solo? For some of you, that might seem like a foreign idea. Golf is supposed to be a social sport. You get three of your buddies, head out to the course and proceed to destroy the course and each other. Well, in this episode, Mike and Donovan talk about the some great aspect of a round by yourself. Also,…
 
Have you ever filmed your swing? I think the answer for most amateurs would be "no". Most of us have never taken the time to actually see what our swings look like. This was true for both Mike and Donovan. But recently, the boys discovered how helpful and empowering it can be to film your swing. In episode 20, Mike and Donovan discuss ways they fil…
 
Portland Oregon is a city of leagues. Theres a league for everything! Even adult kickball! These leagues provide a great opportunity for adults to get together in a fun and competitive environment. In this episode of Paired up, Mike and Donovan talk to Chace, the creator of a new social golf league called Portland Golf-O-Holics. Chace puts a fun sp…
 
Would you do it? Would you let your best golfing buddy mess with your swing? Well, smart or not, Donovan agreed to be the first student in the Mike Plein Golf Academy (patent pending). On a lovely May day in Oregon at the Oregon Golf Association golf course in Woodburn, Mike begins the great analysis of Donovan's flawed swing. Can Mike locate the r…
 
It starts simple enough. Mike shares a story from a listener of the show who makes Donovan's case of the yips pail in comparison. From there, things get interesting. Donovan reveals that maybe isn't all the way back from his dance with the golf devil. In fact, Donovan makes a shocking announcement that leaves Mike flabbergasted. Listen in to hear a…
 
The boys of Golf Cart Conversation get paired up with another pair of podcasters Callum and George from Plugged Golf Podcast. This across the pond collab gave both pairs of podcasters the opportunity to star on each others shows. For the Golf Cart Conversation version the pairs cover all sorts of great golf topics including some surprising differen…
 
Episode 17 starts off dark, but that's O.K. because golf is a tough game and we all go through some dark moments. What's important is what you do to bring yourself back to the light. In this episode, Mike and Donovan have a bit of a therapy session and hopefully, Donovan's story can help you if you every find yourself in a dark space (which you wil…
 
Our preseason breakdown continues with a fun look at a one of the most important and difficult aspects of the game: the approach. We break down the things we are working on, struggling with and looking forward too. This episode is like a nice, smooth, full swing pitching wedge, which you pinch with a nice divot that lands just past the pin, takes o…
 
The GCC boys are back at it again! Another fantastic episode where Mike and Donovan get down to the details about their chipping and pitching (What even is the difference between chipping and pitching...full disclosure: you won't find the answer in this episode. Just google it). The boys breakdown the tips, tricks, strategies and struggles they hav…
 
Mike and Donovan are your tour guides as they talk season prep, specifically what they are doing to keep their putting game strong this season! In addition, can't be doing a golf podcast without talking The Masters this week. We get into what we most hyped about and who we think will come out on top! Check out this weeks episode!!!…
 
No big deal. Just the first time Mike has splurged for new clubs in 20 YEARS! Turns out technology has advanced just a touch. In this episode you learn about which set of shiny new sticks Mike is gaming, as well as how he made such a tough decision. Also, if you've ever wanted to set up a quick and easy DIY practice area, just listen in as Donovan …
 
In episode 12 the boys are back in town! Donovan and Mike sit down for a chat about the state of their games, their ailing bodies, and what makes a great golf course. Donovan has a big announcement about his bag and Mike teases his plans for an at home hitting net. It's been a bit since Mike and Donovan have talked, just the two of them, so check o…
 
In this episode Mike and Donovan get to talk with the CEO of the Oregon Golf Association Barb Trammell. Barb has been in that role since 2007 and has a wealth of knowledge about all things Oregon golf. Tune in to learn about the opportunities and programs associated with the OGA. Along with her experience with Oregon golf, Barb has also held a vari…
 
We made it to episode 10! Double digits baby! In this episode we talk to Justin Ratte, the Program Director at First Tee Greater Portland. Justin fills the guys in on all the great things that First Tee is doing to grow great people and golfers. Listen in to learn about First Tee's mission, ways you can get involved and what First Tee can do for ki…
 
"It was a garbage hole in one", Mike exclaimed while describing a good friends hole in one. Not surprisingly, offense was taken and wrongs needed to be made right. So in episode 9, Mike and Donovan invite their good buddy Big E onto the show to defend his hole in one and put Mike and Donovan back in their place. Was it really a garbage ace or are M…
 
In episode 8 Mike reveals his new driver! Which driver did he decide on and how did he make his decision? Also, a jealous Donovan talks about which driver he fancies and how he hopes to get his hands on one. Don't miss Donovan's conclusion on drivers and the importance of the process Mike and Donovan took to narrow down their choices.. The boys als…
 
The one where the guys head to Fiddlers Green golf facility to demo new 2021 drivers in the hunt for a new addition to the bag. In this episode, we recap our great experience demoing clubs with Tyler, from Fiddlers Green, as our guide. What a great dude! Once we finished our session, Tyler was kind enough to sit down and walk through the process as…
 
In episode 6 Mike and Donovan get a chance to sit down with Ron Schott, founder of PNDubs Golf. Ron is a PNW golf community advocate who is always looking for ways to grow the game. He also operates an online store that sells hand-stamped ball markers and other PNW-styled gear. Check him out at pndubsgolf.com. In this episode we talk about how Ron …
 
I'm sure most of you are just like Donovan and Mike. When the weather turns, the clubs go away in the garage, and they don't come back until the sun comes backs. This year, Donovan and Mike decide to do things a little differently. Listen in to hear how they plan to keep their games sharp so they are ready to attack some pins come spring. Also tune…
 
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