Laurence Applebaum is on a mission to showcase Canadian golf to the world

Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum at the Canadian Open on August 21, 2019. (Photo by Bernard Brault, Golf Canada)

Golf is enjoying a post-pandemic boom—socially distanced, always outdoors and more accessible than ever before. While this may result in longer tee-time waits for avid golfers like the Menschwarmers, it’s good news for Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum, who’s on a mission to spotlight the country’s beautiful and often under-appreciated courses, both domestically and on the global stage.

Applebaum joins the show to chat about his years as a young Jewish athlete, the upcoming Canadian Women’s Open (and which Jewish players will be attending), and how excited he is to see the historically Jewish Oakdale club host next year’s Canadian Open.

Plus, the boys chat about the Yankees’ two Jewish players, Sue Bird’s last regular season home game and Lenny Dykstra’s bizarre antisemitic tweet tirade.

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