If you’re like me and live in a climate where golf is impossible during the winter months, you may be looking for some content to give you that golf fix. Well, look no farther because I’m about to suggest to you 5 of the best golf YouTube channels that you should be watching in 2022. Golf BOOMED during the pandemic in 2020, which added a whole new group of people to the game. Younger people turned to YouTube for instructional golf videos... this list isn’t that. When I’m watching golf YouTube, I just want to melt into the story of the course, the guys playing and the cinematic details of the video. Here’s my top 5 Golf YouTube channels for 2022.
No. 5: Skratch Golf
Skratch Golf YouTube channel is a fun, cinematic, storytelling, golf YouTube Channel. You’ll notice a trend here, I’m not much for “instructional golf YouTube channels”. I like to watch YouTube for entertainment. I want to be immersed in the story and I want to find the obscure in the game of golf. Skratch does that!
Here’s a quick bio for Skratch:
Highlighting golf’s fun, human, and humorous side. Golf is no longer just the stuffy world of middle-aged country club members. Skratch brings you content for a new generation.
Skratch is the home of Adventures in Golf with Erik Anders Lang, Skratching the Surface, Cart Path Only featuring PGA Tour players as well as collaborations with the one and only DJ Steve Porter.
I’ll be honest, Adventures in Golf put Skratch’s YouTube channel on my radar. A travel series where Erik Anders Lang went around the world to find some of the most unique golf stories available. The professional and cinematic short films in this series will suck you in. You’ll easily blow through an entire season in a day!
Skratch Golf is also presented by the PGA Tour, so they have some amazin access to the biggest names in golf. This easily helps them put out golf content that you cannot find anywhere else.
You can visit Skatch Golf’s website here: Skratch Golf
No. 4: Fore Play Golf
Fore Play Golf is presented by one of the largest sports media companies in the world – so that probably gives them a leg up on the competition. They have the backing of Barstool Sports, which means they have inside access to some big names in golf but also in pop culture in general.
Here’s a quick bio for Fore Play Golf:
A Barstool Sports golf media franchise by the common golfer, for the common golfer. We mix it up with golf professionals, showcase the world’s different golf courses, and relentlessly bring an unfiltered voice on everything golf.
If you’re looking for an entertaining round where PGA Pros like Kevin Kisner trash talk your favorite Barstool guys while they play 18 holes of golf, this is for you. While it’s not necessarily focused on the story telling of the course or the history of the facility, it is mindless fun to watch.
Fore Play Golf also has some entertaining videos like “Fore Man Scrambles” where they play against some famous celebrities. Recently the Fore Play team played against country stars, Jake Owen, Hardy, Morgan Wallen and Darius Rucker. If that doesn’t scratch your country music and golf itch, nothing will.
While Barstool can be seen as a little fraty and low brow bro humor, the guys are one of the largest media outlets in the world for golf and do offer a great insight and fun videos to just put on and watch while you relax after work. They are also pumping out a ton of content, so you’ll never go long without a new episode.
You can visit Fore Play Golf’s website here: Fore Play Golf.
No 3: Random Golf Club
What was originally the YouTube Channel for Erik Anders Lang, the Random Golf Club is another cinematic golf vlog channel that documents Erik’s journey through golf. I would describe Erik’s style as Anthony Bourdain meets golf. His story telling and ability to capture the perspective of golf in a unique way is second to none.
Here’s a quick bio for Random Golf Club:
Random Golf Club is a place for all things golf, meetups, stories, adventures, and more. Headed by Erik Anders Lang, who hosts the Erik Anders Lang Show Podcast, showcases his behind-the-scenes insight into his travels with Adventures in Golf for Skratch TV, meetups with a group of strangers, PGA Tour events and more.
Aside from all of that, Erik talks about how golf quite literally saved his life. His journey through the game is also fun to watch as he has some matches with some amazing guests like, Kevin from The Office. Whether you’re a casual Office fan or a casual golfer it may be my favorite golf video on the internet.
You can visit Erik’s website here: Random Golf Club.
No 2: No Laying Up
Pound for pound, I’m not sure there are many YouTube channels out there that are as entertaining and well done as No Laying Up.
Here’s a quick bio:
No Laying Up is five golf “fanalysts” who host the sport’s leading podcast and produce some of golf’s most influential social media and digital content for a rapidly growing and highly engaged fanbase. This content portfolio includes three original golf travel franchises as well as on site PGA & LPGA Tour coverage across the world. The group’s access to top PGA Tour players and entertaining content has engendered a passionate audience and made the brand on eof the most relevant in golf. Above all, No Laying Up uses its resources to serve as the voice of the golf fan.
Even more so than that, No Laying Up has created several series that are a sure to entertain any golfer from the most avid to the recreational. Of note, one of their most successful series is their “Tourist Sauce” series that they release once a year.
The group will travel to a destination and play around 8 courses in the area, talking to the architect, the local head pro and members of the course. They document the entire trip and bring you with them throughout the entire journey. Aside from seeing some great golf courses like Bandon Dunes, you also get immersed in the experience through the cinematic footage of the course and the golf. Truly, a television quality series.
No Laying Up also hosts a series called “Strapped” where two of the guys, Neil and Randy go on a three day golf trip with only $500 between the two of them. The two must eat, stay and play 3 rounds of golf within that budget. It’s a great series for the average golfer who sees the price tags of a Pebble Beach and knows there’s no way they could afford that. This showcases the fact that you can go out and enjoy a weekend with your golf buddies without breaking the bank.
In my opinion, No Laying Up has some of the best and most watchable golf content on YouTube right now.
You can visit No Laying Up’s website here: No Laying Up.
No 1: The Public Country Club
Okay, call me biased because this is our page but I think we’re taking a different approach to golf content than what’s being put out there now and hopefully you’ll enjoy it too. We aren’t focused on creating content for the most known golf courses in the world, we’re focused on creating content for the courses you’ve never heard of so you can see some insight to the amazing golf courses this country has to offer.
Here’s a quick bio for The Public Country Club:
The Public Country Club is a “Country Club” for the average golfer and weekend warrior. It’s built on three things: Golf, Beer, Hanging out with your buddies (not in any particular order). Public Country Club is for the golfer who loves the game but not the stereotypes that come with it. If you don’t fit in at a stuffy high-end country club, you belong here.
The Public Country Club’s YouTube channel is made up of three series (two of which will be launching in 2022). The flagship series: “Playing Through America”, is a golf travel show where the three travel around the country searching for the best courses anyone can play, tell its story, the history of the facility and find some hidden gems! Think of this series as a “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” but for golf. Simply put, great golf and amazing stories don’t have to be expensive and this series proves it.
As mentioned previously, the channel has two new series launching in 2022: Comedians in Carts Making Bogeys and 19 Under.
Comedians in Carts Making Bogeys was the brain child of PCC’s founder, Derrick Knopsnyder, who is a full time comedian. He’s shared the stage with many great comics like Bo Burnham, Bill Burr, Dave Coulier and John Mulaney to name a few and now he wants to share a cart with them. Each episode will feature some of your favorite comedians that he will interview while playing a round of golf with them!
19 Under, is a series where the PCC Guys (Derrick, Jake and Drew), play in a charity scramble with a different special guest and try to break their personal record of 19 under. This series will highlight the different events and shed some light on some fun golf for some great causes. Also, they will be drunk for most of it.
You can join The Public Country Club by visiting their website here: The Public Country Club.
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