A spirited new high energy romp through the best stories in and around golf, featuring good friends and unfiltered fun
TAMPA, FL — Golf has famously been described as “a good walk spoiled”, but a brand new podcast called ‘Did I Tell You About My Albatross?’ is challenging that adage.
Brandon Redding recognized that the best part about playing golf is being with friends and creating shared experiences that can last a lifetime. He sought to replicate that joy in a weekly podcast born of his own personal golf highlight: A miraculous 600-million-to-one walk-off “albatross” to win his club’s member-member tournament.
Dubbed “a golf podcast for honest degenerates”, Did I Tell You About My Albatross? is hosted by Redding, a.k.a. “Albi”, along with his co-hosts, PGA teaching pro Laken “Panda” Fischer and pro-sport performance coach Billy “Shepherd” Heiser.
What began as an outlet for Redding to tell his albatross story to someone other than his wife and kids, has turned into a rollicking forum for three good friends to recount their craziest golf stories as well as anything else topical – as long as it’s not too serious. Listeners of the Did I Tell You About My Albatross? podcast will immediately feel like they are amongst friends and that they are rounding out Albi, Panda and Shepherd’s foursome.
“It’s amazing how much one surreal moment in time, one golf shot, changed my perception of what’s possible in life,” said Redding. “What I’ve learned while doing the podcast is that anyone who has played golf for a period of time usually has a “Did I tell you about” moment of their own. That’s why I wanted to create a platform where these moments can be captured and shared.”
As any golfer will attest, at the end of a round, it’s never just about your final score on the card, it’s the “you had to be there” moments and shots that keep you coming back. It’s precisely those types of emotional experiences that Did I Tell You About My Albatross? focuses on — the seemingly unreal, unbelievable stories that encompass the game of golf.
“Our podcast is designed to feel like you’re teeing it up with your favorite foursome every week,” added Redding. “Panda, Shepherd and myself are having so much fun doing it, and I hope that comes through to everyone who listens.”
ABOUT ‘DID I TELL YOU ABOUT MY ALBATROSS PODCAST’
On a hot day in September of 2020, Brandon “Albi” Redding struck a perfect 3-wood from 247 yards out on the final hole of a two-day golf tournament at his local club in Tampa, Florida. The shot turned out to be a “walk-off” albatross (2 on a par 5) to secure the victory. Redding hired a data scientist to calculate the odds based on a multi-day tournament, being down 3 shots going into the last hole, finishing the tournament on a par 5 and making an albatross as the last shot to win — the results?… A 1-in-600 million chance of that happening. Redding knew he had the golf experience of a lifetime and the Did I Tell You About My Albatross? podcast was born.
Redding’s accomplishment serves as the jumping off point for lively conversations and debates with his fellow self-proclaimed “honest degenerate” friends who are all constantly chasing their next euphoric “you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me” moments on the course. What sets Did I Tell You About My Albatross? apart from most podcasts is the genuine camaraderie, competition, and sheer love for the game that comes across while listening to Albi, Panda and Shepherd. After just a few episodes, it managed to crack the top 30 for Apple’s golf related podcasts, a testament to both the undeniable chemistry of its hosts, and to the fact that all golfers could use a hearty dose of laughter even when their scorecard doesn’t look very funny.
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