Both Sides of the Ball

Preparing a new generation of players for life on the PGA Tour

College golfers often struggle to transition into life as a professional, in part because there's no playbook. Pro golfers are independent contractors who pay their own bills and plan their own transportation. It's especially hard for young players without significant financial resources or connections.

That's where Ken Bentley comes in.

The former Nestle executive started the APGA Tour in 2010 to increase diversity in pro golf and to give mostly minority players the resources to prepare their games for the PGA Tour. With hosts Bo Van Pelt and Farrell Evans, Bentley, a former college tennis player, shares his vision for the APGA Tour and some of the lessons he got along the way from icons such as tennis great Arthur Ashe.

Hit the play button above to listen, and look for more new episodes of "Both Sides of the Ball" coming soon to the Morning Read Podcast Network.


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