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Talking GolfGetaways 6: GNN’s Ryan Ballengee talks travel while covering the PGA Tour


Consider this episode of “Talking GolfGetaways” a partnership primer. Hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch welcome Ryan Ballengee, founder of Golf News Net, our new home of the only golf-travel-specific podcast on the planet.

They discuss Ryan’s creation of the unique Golf News Net model and how a round of golf with Mitch in Myrtle Beach quickly turned into a partnership in which the GolfGetaways team will provide exclusive golf-travel content of all forms and across all GNN platforms.

As a writer and broadcaster for more than a decade (NBC Sports, Golf Channel, SB Nation and more), Ballengee covers numerous PGA Tour events. On “Talking GolfGetaways with Mitch & Darin,” he shares his routine for playing golf close to Tour events, as well as his thoughts on why you might want to figure Airbnb into your next golf getaway.

Ballengee also offers up a few favorite destinations as well, including the home of Mickey Mouse in Orlando, Florida, and why it always offers golfing fun for the entire family.

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Mitch Laurance can be found on Twitter @MitchLaurance and Instagram @MitchLaurance.

Darin Bunch can be found @GetawaysGolf on Twitter and @GolfGetaways on Instagram.

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The GolfGetaways crew of Darin Bunch and Mitch Lauarance have decades of golf travels and adventures to share, which they do here at GolfTripX, on their "Talking GolfGetaways" podcast.

“Talking GolfGetaways with Mitch Laurance & Darin Bunch” can be found on and across the Golf News Net digital platform, including iTunes Podcasts, audioBoom and Stitcher. New episodes post semi-regularly (for the most part, except when we’re traveling or golfing or generally having other kinds of fun). “Talking GolfGetaways” is also available on audioBoom, iTunes and Stitcher.

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