Chasin' Birdies

Booking a tee time with top athletes from the NHL, NFL, or with headlining musicians from the country music scene isn't easy. But we can give you the next best thing! Join avid golfers Jonathan Pepe and Ryan Bashour as they interact with professionals from other sports and industries, discussing their love for the game of golf and what keeps them coming back to the links again and again. Expect light-hearted interviews, tons of golf stories, and how they're doing on their own quest of chasin' birdies. Engaging episodes come out every two weeks. Partners of the Podcast include Nemacolin Resort, Bettinardi Golf, Holderness & Bourne, and Links Brewing.


episode 15: 2022 U.S. Amateur Runner-Up - Ben Carr

Every now and then, we like to bring on a guest who’s either a pro golfer or one that is a helluva lot better than us two. Today’s guest accomplishes just that. We welcome Ben Carr on today’s episode of Chasin’ Birdies. The Georgia Southern 5th-year senior battled hard in the U.S. Amateur Championship, where he ended up losing 1-down to Sam Bennett. 

We open up the episode and talk to Ben a little about his background, how he got into golf, and what propelled him to be where he is today. It’s no wonder he has a strong grip considering he thought baseball would be his ‘sport.’ 

After a couple minutes of talk and a shout-out to Mason Williams, we can’t help but dive into the 2022 U.S. Amateur talk. Ben wasn’t sure he was going to even qualify for the event, but after a few good rounds, he found himself advancing past the first set of matches with a 7 and 5 victory. 

Ben found himself 5 down after 22 holes but managed to rally with back-to-back birdies before taking this match all the way to the 36th hole. The emotional roller coaster was real, and hear it firsthand in this interview with the 2022 U.S. Am runner-up. 

We transition over to our tap-in segment, where Ben is asked 4 questions that demand his quick-witted response. We promise you, a few of these questions have never been asked before. Tune in, share, and let us know how you like this drop. Good luck to the 2022 GASO Men’s Golf Team…keep chasin’.

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Chasin’ Birdies is hosted by Ryan Bashour and Jonathan Pepe and is proudly recorded in West Virginia. Produced by Simpler Media.


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