Both Sides of the Ball

Golf Channel's Damon Hack talks golf and life in age of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter

Both Sides of the Ball

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As a former full-time staffer at Newsday, the New York Times and Sports Illustrated, where he covered the NFL and the PGA Tour, Damon Hack is one of the most respected sportswriters in America. Hack moved to Golf Channel in 2012, and the Los Angeles native and father of triplet boys has responded to the current social unrest with a weekly segment on the "Morning Drive" show that places golf at the center of the conversation about race in America. Toward the end of a wide-ranging conversation, co-host Farrell Evans told Hack that his life seemed to combine elements of two great L.A.-based films, "Boyz n the Hood," set in Compton where his parents grew up, and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." Turns out that scenes from "Fast Times" were filmed at Van Nuys High, Hack's alma mater. Once you've listened to the show up above, you can watch a video clip from the Golf Channel segment below. Look for more episodes of "Both Sides of the Ball" coming soon to the Morning Read Podcast Network.


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