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The Pirate ShipShow EP. 130 – Mike Sposa On The Walker Cup Team

Mike Sposa manages our college and junior development programs, so of course he’s got his finger on the pulse for the upcoming Walker Cup. We’re happy to have Mike (who’s a former Walker Cup member himself!) on the ShipShow with Harry and Amanda to discuss:

(0:25) Amanda working on her control issues
(1:45) Harry’s playing hurt
(2:35) The wraparound schedule
(4:25) How players reacted to making the FedExCup
(7:20) Bring back the silly season!
(10:50) Mike’s memories from playing on the 1991 Walker Cup team
(12:06) How the Walker Cup team is assembled
(12:42) How Mike was selected to the ’91 team
(13:50) The pressure to make the team
(15:00) When Mike got the call that he made the team
(16:30) What it was like playing on such a loaded team
(17:33) What it was like to hit that 1st tee shot at the Walker Cup
(19:35) The comraderie on Mike’s team
(21:14) Why international competitions were so different back then
(23:35) How the venues add to the experience

**The PirateShip Show is a 2x weekly podcast series hosted by our SVP of Marketing, Harry Arnett, and CMP Correspondent, Amanda Balionis, and takes you inside the innovative world of the Callaway marketing team (AKA the Zoo Crew). You can expect special guests (i.e. Tour pros, members of the golf media) and/or a member of the Zoo Crew on each episode.

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