Evan Geiselman on Callaway Live [Sponsor Content]

Surfing and competing since the age of 7 and now 21 years old, Evan Geiselman has been recognized as one of the best young surfers in the world. His smooth and explosive style has given everyone a glimpse into his promising future. But when he's not in the lineup, he's on the golf course almost 100% of the time honing his game.

Sponsored by Callaway

Released on 5/19/2016

Credits

Starring: Harry Arnett

Transcript

00:04
Hey guys. Welcome to the very first countdown
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to Callaway Live.
00:08
I'm Amanda Balionis and joining us this week
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a really really fun guest, Evan Geiselman.
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Surfer extraordinaire. Kinda into golf as well, right?
00:18
Yup, not an extraordinaire,
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I love surfing and I love golf.
00:21
Better at surfing, better at golf?
00:23
Way better at surfing.
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Okay. (Loud laughs)
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So we'll go with surfer extraordinaire.
00:26
Nothing wrong with that.
00:27
But, tell us about your kinda connection
00:29
to the Carlsbad, San Diego area,
00:31
how you kinda came about with
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your relationship with Callaway,
00:33
all that good stuff.
00:34
Okay, yeah, I have a friend.
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I'm from Florida so, I'm from New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
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And I have a friend, Johnny Thompson who worked for y'all.
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And, yeah, became really good friends with Johnny.
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He introduced me to everyone out here on the West Coast.
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It just so happens I always travel out here.
00:49
So, I base my summers in California.
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So, yeah, it just kinda came
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came about that way.
00:55
Now I heard you did a little bit of prep
00:58
in preparation for coming on to Callaway Live.
01:00
And you did that in the form of watching
01:02
a previous Callaway Live.
01:03
Who has been your favorite Callaway Live guest so far?
01:06
Well, Ryan, I guess Ryan did it.
01:09
Ryan who? Ryan Sheckler.
01:11
Ryan Sheckler did it.
01:12
You know very This is like the world's
01:13
Worst speed dating conversation going on.
01:15
Well, it's almost
01:15
I get four minutes just for me
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to be the center of attention.
01:18
And Harry Arnett has to come in and ruin it.
01:20
[Harry] -Good luck on the show
01:21
and I'll see you in a little bit.
01:22
Thank you Harry, we'll see you soon.
01:23
It's unbelievable how he does that.
01:24
But Ryan Sheckler right?
01:25
Yeah, Ryan Sheckler was on it
01:26
and I got to talk with him,
01:27
the other day.
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And he said it was a blast.
01:29
I recently watched the Adam Levine one.
01:31
Oh.
01:32
And that was a great show.
01:34
It got me excited to come on.
01:35
Anything about that interview in particular
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that made you laugh or...
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No I was actually really intrigued
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with how much Adam loved golf.
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Cause like, I keep thinking I have
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this weird obsession that (loud laugh)
01:44
not many people have.
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But, no it's actually cause,
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it seemed like he,
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I have this weird thing
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like if I start something, I gotta be good at it.
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Especially if I'm playing with good people.
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It kinda seemed like he had that too.
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It's But he had Hank Haney
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teaching him too. So I don't know.
01:57
I think we can probably make that happen for you too,
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are you interested?
02:00
I'd love that.
02:00
I think Hank It'd be awesome
02:01
Yeah.
02:02
I think we have a little bit of a connection
02:03
with Hank Haney, so
02:04
in preparation of maybe practicing,
02:06
getting a lesson from Hank Haney.
02:08
Yeah.
02:08
You got a club fitting
02:09
Yes.
02:10
Which is life changing when you are able to get that done
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So first of all, how was the experience
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and what did you learn about your game?
02:16
It was amazing.
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My game (loud laugh)
02:19
I don't know how much I learned about it
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But (loud laugh)
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No, I had a blast.
02:24
I got to hit all the new clubs.
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I got to hit, stuff that I wouldn't normally hit.
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I got fit for whatever game I do have.
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And hopefully yeah,
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it'll help my scores go a little lower.
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Oh my gosh.
02:35
And here's Harry.
02:36
Remember when we kicked him out a little bit earlier?
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Yeah.
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This is what he's doing now to pass the time.
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He is pacing at our Callaway Live studio.
02:42
Yeah that's...
02:42
You think he'd be able to find something else to do
02:44
as the host of the show.
02:45
Yeah.
02:46
Kind of important to prepare.
02:47
Do you think he's overly prepared?
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Or do you think maybe he's just...
02:51
He's gonna wing it?
02:51
I think he'll wing it.
02:53
And you guys will,
02:53
you guys are a good duo.
02:54
You guys will work off each other pretty good.
02:55
You think he's gonna wing it?
02:56
I'm pretty excited, yeah. I'll be good.
02:57
Take a look at that audience.
02:58
Now, I, you're a professional athlete.
03:00
You're used to performing for crowds.
03:03
(Mumbles)
03:03
A little bit different though in such
03:04
an intimate setting though, right?
03:05
Yeah, yeah, this will be really cool.
03:07
Everyone's so close and it's just awesome
03:08
that we actually have
03:09
it's a good turnout.
03:10
It's gonna be really fun.
03:12
I hear them laughing in there.
03:13
Either Harry's telling jokes or they're laughing at him.
03:15
At Harry, we're not really quite sure
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which one.
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Oh, and I think he's coming back here again
03:20
because literally he can't find
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(loud claps)
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anything else to do.
03:23
(loud claps)
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Harry Arnett is pumped for this show.
03:26
I thought we'd do our little Beyonce
03:28
prayer circle before the show.
03:30
I love anything Beyonce related
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I am so into.
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But I am going to work my way to the bar.
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Okay, we'll see you there.
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If you guys need a drink,
03:36
it's happy hour.
03:37
For you guys, it's BOGO.
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Yeah. You're welcome.
03:40
In honour of Beyonce how about a little hard lemonade.
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See what I did there? Okay.
03:42
How about a little...
03:43
[Harry] - Alright.
03:44
Is that how, I think that's how Beyonce does it.
03:45
[Harry] - There she goes. I think.
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[Harry] - Alright Evan we're gonna do this.
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[Evan] - Okay let's do it.
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[Amanda] - To the bar we go.
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[Evan] - I'm following you. My phone...
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[Amanda] - Is that for me?
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(audience applauds)
03:52
That's so nice.
03:54
(audience applauds)
03:56
This bar is packed, first of all.
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I thought this was gonna be my little area.
04:01
And there's everyone sitting here.
04:03
Can...how's it going guys?
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Could I get anyone a drink?
04:07
We're okay.
04:08
Everyone is saying yes.
04:09
I'm just kidding, I'm not actually a bartender.
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I'm just gonna stand behind here.
04:11
But, any big surfers?
04:13
Out here?
04:15
I feel like we're in California, we're in San Diego.
04:18
People surf here right?
04:19
So, yes.
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Yes, no, yes.
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(man cheers)
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Okay, alright.
04:24
Anyone have any questions?
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That they're ready for?
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To ask our guest?
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No, everyone looks like deer in the head...
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Is anyone drinking?
04:32
(man cheers)
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Did anyone eat any hotdogs and fries?
04:36
(men cheer)
04:37
That's literally the loudest we can get
04:37
this crowd right now.
04:38
Let's try that again.
04:39
Who is excited, on the count of three.
04:41
It's Callaway Live after this.
04:43
Let's sound excited people.
04:44
And,
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One, two, three.
04:47
(audience cheers)
04:48
(audience applauds)
04:53
Yeah guys we're gonna have to work on
04:54
that entrance a little bit.
04:56
Luckily though we have plenty of time
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to work on that for the rest of this season.
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Callaway Live is coming up next.
05:05
(man whistles)
05:08
(door knock)
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Hey Harry.
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Chad, my man. (loud clap)
05:11
Come on in. Just the guy I wanted to see.
05:12
Hey, how's it going, yeah.
05:13
Have a seat. Sure, sure.
05:14
So listen.
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Great week last week with Wes.
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The whole company could not be more proud of you.
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And I tell you what,
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I got big plans for you.
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You ready? You're ready for the next step?
05:26
What's that?
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Now you, Hashtag Chad, get to be my caddy.
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Here, go ahead.
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Put it on.
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Outstanding.
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Fits you like a glove man. Yeah.
05:36
Grab my bag, we're in a meeting in five minutes.
05:40
(upbeat music)
05:52
(upbeat music)
06:02
(upbeat music)
06:12
(upbeat music)
06:22
Hey, good job so far.
06:24
Except back there when you told me the water fountain
06:26
was two yards away, I stepped it off.
06:27
It was actually just a yard and a half.
06:28
You gotta do better than that. Sorry.
06:30
Hey quick bathroom break and then we'll be ready to go.
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You coming?
06:34
Yeah, too far.
06:36
Don't you have show to do?
06:37
Oh, live show? No script?
06:39
What could possibly go wrong?
06:41
One second.
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(door closes)
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(upbeat music)
07:01
(audience applauds)
07:03
Alright, hey.
07:04
Alright.
07:06
Good to see you guys.
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Thank you.
07:08
(audience applauds)
07:09
Look at you guys.
07:10
Amanda Balionis in the house. I love that.
07:13
Good to see you guys.
07:14
Thank you very much for being here.
07:15
(loud applause)
07:16
You are too kind.
07:18
A lot of saliva just went out that way,
07:19
did you guys see that?
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Thanks for being here.
07:21
This is Callaway Live.
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This is part of our
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we don't really have a word for this but,
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this is our second pod of shows.
07:27
We finished our first pod.
07:28
Dolphins swim in pods. Whales swim in pods.
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It's also kind of a gross word, so we decided to use that.
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And tonight is gonna be a great night.
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Cause we have Evan Geiselman here,
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who's one of the greatest surfers on the planet.
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He's kind of an emerging star.
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And a lot of stuff has happened since
07:43
the last time we're here.
07:45
Lydia Ko won a major. You guys remember that?
07:47
(audience cheers)
07:48
Thank you.
07:52
Every great thing I mention,
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I'm gonna need a little whoop whoop, if you guys don't mind.
07:55
(loud laughs)
07:56
Danny Willett won the Masters.
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(audience cheers)
08:00
Seems like we're winning every week on the PGA tour.
08:03
And around the world.
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That deserves a whoop whoop.
08:05
Amanda Balionis joined our team.
08:07
(audience cheers)
08:09
(audience applauds)
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Excellent for Amanda not whoop whooping your own news.
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So I appreciate that.
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(loud laughs)
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Also as you guys saw in our intro here,
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our Hashtag Chad, carried the bag, he's right here.
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Carried the bag on Wes Bryan's winning event down in Mexico.
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That's how they say it down there Chad.
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[Chad] - That's how they say it.
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Down in Mexico, Hashtag Chad on the bag.
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It was a great moment for our company and for Chad.
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And one of the things that happened from that,
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is a lot of really cool headlines appeared
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in golf publications
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all across the state, all across the country.
08:46
(audience laughs)
08:47
And Chad even wrote a few of his own headlines
08:49
that he tried to weasel in there.
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And we thought it might be fun if you guys
08:53
tired to figure out which ones were the ones that
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were real headlines
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and which ones were the ones Hashtag Chad wrote
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about him and Wes winning the event.
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You guys wanna play along?
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(audience cheers)
09:04
Okay.
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This has a very slim chance of being funny
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but I appreciate you guys listening.
09:08
(loud laugh)
09:09
Alright so here we go.
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Trick-shot artist Wesley Bryan proves he's also
09:12
really good at golf with Web.com Tour win.
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Is that real?
09:17
You guys think that's real or fake?
09:17
(crowd shouts)
09:18
Real?
09:19
Okay that one's real.
09:20
Yes.
09:21
How about this one?
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Dat win by social media guy doe.
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(audience laughs)
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[Amanda] - That's not real and I want it to be.
09:29
(Mumbles)
09:29
I don't want it to be.
09:30
Okay that you're right. Chad wrote that one.
09:32
(loud laughs)
09:33
Wesley Bryan wins in Mexico for 2nd Web.com Tour
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title in six starts.
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(audience shouts)
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Real?
09:40
Real. Pretty generic, right?
09:41
Okay, you're right. That one was real.
09:43
How about this one?
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Hashtag Chad has best record of any tour caddy ever.
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Trophy emoji, trophy emoji, trophy emoji.
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(audience laughs)
09:51
(audience shouts)
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That one's real.
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No, that one's fake.
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That was,
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Hashtag Chad wrote that.
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Bryan's success on Web.com not tricked up.
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See the little play on words on tricked up.
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Cause he's a trick shot guy,
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Chad could do that.
10:07
Real?
10:08
That one's real, yeah.
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Yes that one's real.
10:09
Aright our last one.
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This one's gonna be tricky.
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We'll see if you can get it and Hashtag's wife's here
10:14
so I'm pleased that she'll get to see this one.
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You ready?
10:17
Jessica Billings definitely wishes she had not
10:19
turned down Hashtag Chad for senior prom in 2007.
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(audience laughs)
10:22
Real one?
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That one's fake.
10:25
(audience laughs)
10:26
Sorry Ashley.
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Alright, that got a better response than I thought.
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Coming up next we have Evan Geiselman.
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Don't go anywhere. We'll be right back.
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(audience applauds)
10:36
(upbeat music)
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[Male Narrator] - Attention everyone.
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We interrupt Callaway Live to bring you this extremely
10:51
urgent and important news alert.
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I need everyone
10:55
to stop what you're doing
10:57
and listen.
10:59
(chewing sounds)
11:02
Wait a minute.
11:03
That's not it.
11:04
Sean, turn that off.
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You're fired.
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I'm Chad Coleman and this is Chad's Tiny Studio.
11:11
(upbeat music)
11:15
Sources close to Callaway are confirming that
11:17
the Callaway driver has won on tour
11:19
for eight straight weeks.
11:21
If true, I'm not really surprised at all.
11:22
I played the XR 16 and that thing is good.
11:25
I mean, real good.
11:28
Reports also suggest that the streak is almost as impressive
11:31
as the day I beat Harry in 10 consecutive games
11:33
of office mini pong.
11:36
Local golf authorities today introduce two new products
11:39
to the Callaway club arsenal.
11:40
Apex Black Irons and the new Odyssey Highway 101 Putters.
11:45
Hmm well those look quite delightful don't they?
11:49
And finally,
11:50
several media outlets are announcing via social media
11:53
that Callaway now has channels on both Apple TV and Roku.
11:57
If you search Callaway TV in the App Store
11:59
and Roku Channel Store,
12:00
you'll be able to download it for free.
12:02
Can I be honest here?
12:04
I installed it this past weekend and binge watched
12:06
all the instruction
12:07
and I may or may not have just shot my personal best.
12:11
I just want to throw that out there.
12:13
No, I'm serious.
12:13
I can get you the score card if you need to.
12:16
So until next time,
12:17
if it's cool and it's on the internet,
12:19
you'll see it right here in Chad's Tiny Studio.
12:21
Back to you guys.
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(audience applauds)
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Hey welcome back to Callaway Live.
12:29
(loud applause)
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I'm Harry Arnett.
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I have not changed. I'm still Harry Arnett. I'm right here.
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(audience applauds)
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Thank you.
12:37
(audience cheers) Thank you.
12:38
That's a lively crowd.
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This is a very intoxicated crowd.
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(loud laughs)
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A thing that I love about Callaway Live,
12:45
is it's a mix of tour players, entertainers,
12:48
people from the media,
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we've had business leaders on this show.
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The thing that I love most about the show, is a lot of times
12:55
we'll get to introduce you out there in the audience
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to people that you may not know.
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But you will know about later.
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And tonight is one of those kinda shows.
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Cause tonight, two things this person is famous for.
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Number one, he's one of the best rising stars
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in the surfing world,
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he competes at the very highest level.
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He's a really young guy.
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But most importantly I think to this show,
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he also serves as my stand-in double on Callaway Live.
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(loud laughs)
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Cause we look so much alike.
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(audience laughs)
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Say hello to Evan Geiselman.
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(loud applause)
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(audience applauds)
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Where is he?
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He's gone.
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There he is.
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(audience applauds) Hey man.
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Good to see you buddy.
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Nice to see you. How are ya?
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Have a seat.
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(audience applauds)
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I told you.
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He's dreamy, I'm dreamy.
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And here we are.
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And you started as a
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surfer at a very young age.
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Yeah, my dad makes surf boards,
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my mom competed when she was young.
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So they both did.
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So I grew up,
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my brother's a professional surfer.
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Yeah I just grew up at the beach.
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Were you like a stunt crash test dummy for your dad
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when you're like 5 years old on his surf boards,
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like throwing you out there?
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No it was more
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I begged him to take me out.
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And then I would cry and would want to go to the beach.
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Yeah. (loud laughs)
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That's more of what happened.
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You were like 18, how old were you then?
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(audience laughs)
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Yup, yup. Not too long ago.
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What's the age difference between you and your brother?
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Five years.
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So he was a little bit older,
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was he able to show you kinda like what was going on?
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Yeah. It was awesome growing up with an older sibling.
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And you know, that's kinda my brother,
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he was like my idol,
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kinda growing up. Yeah.
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Yeah. Learning from his mistakes,
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or learning from what he did right and all that.
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It's awesome and I still love surfing with him to this day.
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And he has his head on straight.
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Good thing he wasn't a total degenerate.
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Cause then you could've been. Exactly.
14:38
(audience laughs)
14:39
Exactly yeah, he taught me right from wrong.
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So he's a professional as well right?
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Yeah.
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So who, competition, who...
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Well he's actually a Free Surfer so he's...
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(mumbles) (loud laugh)
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Loser (Loud laugh)
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(audience laughs)
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No no I had to write down a whole bunch of surfing lingo.
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Just for Evan today. (audience laugh)
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So I'm gonna go over that a little bit later.
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No he's, yeah
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a professional surfer.
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But he's a Free Surfer so he films.
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Like he films Oh right.
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Yeah films high performance surfing and all that.
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And tries to make it for viewing pleasures,
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for everyone to see.
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Yeah it's really important for me
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when I'm at Island Burgers
15:10
for guys like that,
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cause that's exactly what I watch the whole time
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while my kids are fighting. (loud laughs)
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But so you started early,
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how old,
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you were pretty young when you turned professional as well.
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Yeah, I would say I started doing
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or stop doing amateur events kinda when I was like 17 so.
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And what's the biggest difference between
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you know in kinda golf parlance of being like
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a scratch,
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handicap golfer and being a professional in surfing?
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Surfing's different.
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Cause surfing you can make money at such a young age.
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Golf is, you gotta turn pro, like there's...
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I've seen, I've been following golf for so long.
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You see an amateur come in
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and they can't even take their paycheck
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until they get the top 10 or something or it's...
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It's kind of different.
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You can start making money when
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you're really young surfing so.
15:51
Can we help you back there Amanda?
15:52
What's going on back there?
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No no it's okay, we're just doing a show here.
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I mean..
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I would like you to know this
15:57
is the one you donated to the set.
15:59
It's the biggest bottle opener I've ever seen.
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And it has no business being on this bar.
16:03
So, anyway. I'm gonna...
16:05
Can I interrupt you?
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Yup, well you are.
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Okay perfect let's just do this.
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(loud laugh)
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I would say the
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Golfers can turn pro at a really young age as well
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and when we talk to players and they say what the biggest
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transitions were for them turning pro,
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the difficulties, you know a lot of the guys
16:18
will have their parents for instance travel
16:21
with them a lot when they're younger, family members.
16:24
For you, what was the biggest,
16:26
what was the most difficult thing maybe about turning pro
16:29
or the biggest challenges that you didn't see coming
16:31
cause people think, oh you turned pro, life is perfect.
16:33
That may not be the case right?
16:35
Well he said..
16:36
No. Oh that was probably for him.
16:37
Sorry go ahead.
16:38
Sorry I could get
16:38
(mumbles)
16:39
No, yeah you get thrown
16:41
and like I started travelling the world when I was 12,
16:42
I was in Indonesia.
16:44
But I was there with my dad.
16:44
And then probably as it progressed
16:46
and I got more comfortable with the people I rode for
16:48
all that, my parents felt comfortable to send me
16:50
with them around the world.
16:51
So it's like a chaperone I guess.
16:53
But you're getting thrown into the world at such a young age
16:55
and you experience stuff that people don't experience
16:57
until they're at least above age to drink.
17:00
(loud laughs)
17:02
But 13 I mean yeah, right. Yeah.
17:04
(loud laughs)
17:05
But...
17:06
I imagine it gets tiring though,
17:07
challenging travelling to all those places.
17:08
Yeah you kinda grow up quick and you get to see the world.
17:11
It's really something
17:12
like I finished school when I was 16.
17:14
So I just wasn't a normal upbringing but I was,
17:17
I wouldn't change it for anything, it was amazing.
17:19
I finished school when I was about 14.
17:21
Unfortunately I stayed until I was about 21.
17:23
(loud laughs)
17:24
So that was a little bit of an issue.
17:25
So you try,
17:26
is the Pro Surfing Tour kinda like the PGA tour
17:29
where it's very community based
17:31
people are buddies, you're pulling for people to do well?
17:35
Yeah. Or you hoping people crash?
17:36
I have some lingo.
17:37
Yeah let me hear it.
17:39
Wipeout in a gnarly way on a gnarly pipe.
17:41
I don't wish that upon anyone.
17:43
(audience laughs)
17:44
(loud laughs)
17:45
Things could get, you know
17:46
well if the wave clamps up for example.
17:48
Yeah.
17:48
I wrote that down.
17:49
(mumbles) (audience laughs)
17:50
(loud laugh)
17:52
Did you just win the game?
17:54
I think I just won the game.
17:55
Goodnight everyone Yeah.
17:56
(loud clap) That was so good.
17:57
That was so good.
17:58
(loud laughs)
17:59
Sweet.
18:00
Explain to them what the game was.
18:01
I was so
18:02
(mumbles)
18:03
to come out here.
18:04
Well we had this game.
18:05
(loud laugh)
18:05
All this lingo, I'm sorry.
18:07
We have all this lingo,
18:08
and if you guys get a chance go online
18:11
and watch Evan's videos because it's incredible
18:15
the amount of athleticism and talent that these guys have.
18:18
And the other fun thing is just
18:19
the language.
18:20
And now you're back in Florida, correct?
18:23
Yeah.
18:24
Is there like a different vibe, of like
18:25
the Florida based guys and the California based guys?
18:27
Is there sort of a East West thing going?
18:29
Well, no no.
18:30
There's more Florida, there's a little more redneck in it.
18:32
So, yeah,
18:33
it's like, a little bit more
18:35
like I don't know, maybe you'd say bro or something
18:37
(loud laugh)
18:38
out here, something.
18:39
We say bra, but I know what you mean.
18:40
(loud laughs)
18:41
Hey I like that.
18:43
Yeah, it's just both.
18:44
They're pretty similar.
18:45
Florida is a little bit more
18:47
I would say Florida is kinda kookier.
18:49
Yeah.
18:50
Like, you know that word?
18:51
Yeah I know kooky, yeah.
18:52
You know kooky, okay.
18:53
(loud laugh)
18:54
(audience laughs)
18:55
No both places are amazing and
18:57
I'm very fortunate to be out here for the summer
18:59
and get to spend a lot of time out here.
19:00
That's awesome and
19:02
one of the things I think that a lot of people
19:04
who didn't know you,
19:05
started to know you about
19:07
was what happened in December.
19:08
Which was, you know,
19:09
people think,
19:10
cause I drive to work along the coast.
19:12
Every single day.
19:14
And the reason I bring that up is two things.
19:16
Number one, because it's really cool and I wanted people
19:18
to know that.
19:19
But number two, I see all the, you know amateur guys
19:21
out there.
19:22
It looks like oh what a cool vibe.
19:23
You know,
19:24
there may be some substance abuse going on out there.
19:26
(audience laughs)
19:28
So its just, chill.
19:29
What? It's a chill vibe.
19:30
(audience laughs)
19:33
It's a chill vibe.
19:37
Everything I know about surfing I got
19:38
from Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
19:39
So ummm... It's a good one.
19:41
Is that...
19:42
Fast Times at Ridgemont High or Point Break?
19:44
Which one are you?
19:45
Neither.
19:46
Yeah. (Loud clap)
19:48
What about Blue Crush though? Blue Crush?
19:49
He's only like 22, he probably didn't see those movies.
19:51
But... I've seen them.
19:52
It looks like, oh that's just a chill sport.
19:55
Kinda like golf, you know really,
19:57
there's not a lot of dangers that come into your
19:59
unless you're doing the big wave surfing.
20:01
But you prove that was not true.
20:02
(loud laugh)
20:03
In December.
20:04
That was crazy.
20:05
Yeah, that was,
20:06
it was a freak thing.
20:07
It was kinda,
20:09
you could almost for me,
20:10
I could look at it as a blessing in disguise
20:12
because I came out of it
20:14
really untouched.
20:15
Like I should've really not been here.
20:17
But yeah, I got through it
20:18
and it was amazing.
20:19
So I'll do the voiceover for this
20:21
as you tell the story. Yeah.
20:21
It was a day that began.
20:23
(loud laugh)
20:24
You woke up, fine day, right?
20:26
Yeah.
20:27
You're in Hawaii.
20:28
Yeah I'm in Hawaii. And the waves were really big.
20:31
And my mom called me,
20:32
and you know, my mom knew,
20:35
and she knows me.
20:36
I'm like, no I'm not gonna go out.
20:37
It's all good. Like.
20:38
But I ended up going out.
20:39
Long story short, (loud laugh)
20:42
Always listen to your mom.
20:44
So anyway, yeah.
20:45
I just, I don't
20:46
I took off on a wave,
20:47
it was like my first wave out there.
20:49
And I don't remember anything of it.
20:51
I just dropped in and then
20:52
in the video you can see I pulled in
20:54
and it looked just like
20:55
I feel like I've had worse wipeouts out there.
20:56
But it was just a freak thing where yeah.
20:58
I hit my head and drowned.
21:00
And luckily got saved.
21:01
Yeah, that'll turn you religious in a hurry
21:03
when you listen to the circumstances around it.
21:06
No one was really going out.
21:08
You started paddling out,
21:09
your buddy saw you.
21:10
And was like, oh there's Evan. I'll go out with him.
21:12
Had he not done that,
21:13
and seen what had happened,
21:16
you wouldn't be sitting here.
21:17
Exactly.
21:17
That would be a really bad show.
21:19
Yeah Cause you would just be
21:20
sitting here.
21:20
I wouldn't want to miss it either.
21:21
Yeah so, and then,
21:23
but you made a recovery a lot of people thought
21:26
that would probably be the end of your surfing career.
21:28
And you, I mean,
21:30
almost immediately back on your feet.
21:31
Yeah, it was
21:32
that's the amazing part about it.
21:34
Like there was actually a couple of wipeouts over
21:36
that winter where mine if you look at it
21:38
it looks like the worst cause I almost lost my life
21:40
but there's guys still not surfing.
21:42
And it just shows how lucky and fortunate I was for
21:45
everything to go smoothly.
21:46
And yeah I was only out of the water for like a month.
21:48
Month later you're back in (mumbles)
21:51
Yeah month later I wanted to surf more than ever.
21:52
You talk to your mom a little more about that.
21:53
Well she
21:54
(mumbles)
21:55
Why?
21:55
(loud laugh)
21:56
So and then how did the surf community react to this?
21:58
The surf community was,
22:00
it was overwhelming.
22:01
Like all the support, because
22:03
I don't know. It was just...
22:04
It was eye opening.
22:05
Like you see some people you don't like
22:06
or like people you haven't seen for a long time
22:09
and then you see them and you don't really take it all in.
22:11
Like, I don't know.
22:12
The communication with people.
22:13
I don't know, that's kinda what I took from it.
22:15
Like just seeing people react, like communicating,
22:17
reacting to 'em, it's just been
22:20
it's been an experience that will make me look at
22:21
a lot of things differently.
22:23
Well you never think it's gonna be you, do ya?
22:25
Exactly. You never think it's gonna be you.
22:26
And you never know when it's gonna be you.
22:28
Or if it's gonna be you.
22:29
But yeah.
22:30
It was pretty good.
22:31
Yeah.
22:32
Alright we're gonna be right back with Evan.
22:33
We're gonna talk a little golf.
22:35
With Evan and Amanda.
22:36
(audience applauds)
22:38
(mumbles)
22:40
We'll be right back with Callaway Live after this.
22:42
(audience applauds)
22:45
(upbeat music)
23:02
[Male Narrator] - When I'm on a range,
23:03
people always just
23:04
you know, show up.
23:05
It's hard not to wanna help those people.
23:08
(upbeat music)
23:09
Good morning. How you doing? Hank Haney.
23:11
Looks like you could use a little help.
23:13
[Hank] It's gonna be another fun day,
23:14
I can't wait to see what awaits us.
23:16
I sort of consider myself
23:17
an advanced beginner.
23:19
That was fun.
23:20
I have the yips with the putter.
23:22
Is there a left-handed putter in there?
23:25
You're gonna close it as you come through.
23:27
(loud clank)
23:28
Today you can only dream about those drives you just hit.
23:31
Every time I go to TopGolf,
23:33
the place is packed.
23:34
It makes you excited to be involved in the game of golf.
23:37
Time to find somebody to help.
23:39
(upbeat music)
23:46
(audience applauds)
23:49
Welcome back to Callaway Live.
23:51
I'm Harry Arnett. I'm here with Evan Geiselman.
23:55
(audience cheers)
23:57
And we are actually a camera man down.
23:59
Because I fired cameraman one during the break.
24:01
(audience laughs)
24:03
So what, you know the difference
24:04
between golf and surfing is
24:05
we mess up in golf
24:07
it's not a near death experience,
24:09
or at least it shouldn't be,
24:10
unless you're playing with Ethan Ganot.
24:11
But it shouldn't be (audience laughs)
24:12
a near death experience.
24:14
How do golf and surfing go together for you?
24:18
It's the challenge.
24:21
Surfing, surfing's natural obviously for me.
24:24
Cause I grew up doing it.
24:25
But there's a challenge about golf that I haven't felt
24:28
from anything else.
24:30
Other than golf, nothing else has really challenged me
24:32
the way, for like your mental state.
24:35
And just yeah, grinding.
24:36
You gotta grind surfing.
24:37
And I do competitions and all that.
24:39
So my mind's always going and trying
24:42
to do that type of stuff.
24:43
Do you ever find yourself thinking about golf
24:45
when you're paddling out to a wave?
24:46
All the time.
24:47
You do? (loud laugh)
24:47
All the time.
24:48
Just yeah, when the waves are fine
24:49
you think of a pure green or something.
24:50
(loud laugh)
24:52
No.
24:53
Actually I know what that is, pure green.
24:55
But, I just love golf.
24:56
I got introduced to it pretty late too so
24:59
I started playing when I was like 17,
25:01
18 I kinda really got into it.
25:03
And it just, yeah.
25:04
I got the bug.
25:05
I can honestly say you're the only guy I know
25:08
that has passions that are surfing,
25:11
golf, hunting, and fishing.
25:13
I think he's the only person I know
25:15
(audience laughs)
25:16
that does those things.
25:17
Yeah.
25:19
Have you ever had a weekend where you did all four?
25:22
Just say yes please.
25:23
Yeah, sure why not.
25:24
(mumbles)
25:25
Well you're gonna If you're thinking
25:26
oh that's impossible.
25:27
You're gonna make me.
25:28
I'm gonna definitely accomplish that.
25:29
Yeah there you go.
25:30
(loud laughs)
25:31
You could do it like four hobbies
25:33
four... are you ready for this Amanda?
25:34
I am.
25:35
Four hobbies, four continents, let's make it happen, boom.
25:37
Mic drop.
25:38
Behind the scenes, will you, can we get,
25:40
is that in the budget?
25:42
Yeah it's just an excuse for us to go like Australia
25:44
and watch him surf.
25:45
Exactly.
25:46
Yeah.
25:46
And our Callaway Live
25:47
(mumbles)
25:48
will come with us.
25:49
Where's your favorite place to surf?
25:50
Tahiti.
25:52
You've been there often right?
25:53
What's the...
25:54
Oh yeah I like the grass skirts.
25:55
What is it about Tahiti that you like,
25:58
is it the environment,
25:59
is it the actual surfing?
26:01
It's both. Environment, if I could picture heaven.
26:05
(loud laughs)
26:05
It looks like heaven, and the water.
26:07
Just everything about it.
26:08
The people,
26:09
the food
26:10
and the waves are incredible.
26:11
The waves are some of the best waves
26:12
I've ever seen in my life so.
26:13
And what's that like,
26:14
when you're at a competition
26:15
and you're walking around town.
26:16
Do people like, everyone recognize you,
26:17
want pictures, all that kinda stuff?
26:19
Or do people kinda leave you alone?
26:20
Tahiti was not for a competition.
26:23
But it just depends where you're at.
26:24
US Open's crazy.
26:25
Yeah there's a lot of people running around,
26:27
that's kinda the biggest circus we get all year.
26:29
But, it's pretty casual.
26:31
It's just, that the people that really
26:32
are at the events kinda know the surfing
26:34
and then yeah, it's not like golf.
26:38
Yeah well golf is kinda cool.
26:40
The only place I can think of that's kinda like that
26:43
is at St. Andrew's, where you see
26:45
all of the golfers kinda walking around town.
26:47
And they sort of are mixing with the people
26:49
that are watching.
26:50
And surf's a lot like that too.
26:51
Where there's really not a lot of barrier
26:52
other than you know, a giant beach, and waves,
26:55
and sharks and stuff between...
26:57
Do you get worried about sharks?
26:59
My brother got,
27:00
like hit by a shark.
27:02
What is with this family?
27:03
Yeah I don't know what's going on.
27:04
But, yeah.
27:05
Man your poor mom.
27:06
Yeah, she's been through
27:08
through some stuff.
27:08
But he was fine, it all worked out good.
27:10
We're lucky.
27:11
Counting down our nine lives, that's for sure.
27:12
Evan, would it have killed you
27:13
to become a computer programmer?
27:14
(audience laughs)
27:15
Yeah true.
27:16
Evan is there a difference when you think about any
27:19
I think in any professional sporting event
27:21
when an athlete gets hurt,
27:22
they always say kinda coming back
27:24
is mentally
27:24
mentally it's the most challenging.
27:26
It's not physically right.
27:27
You tear an acl,
27:27
tear an achilles,
27:28
if you play basketball,
27:29
you're hesitant about jumping.
27:31
For you, when you were coming back from
27:33
your first time surfing after getting injured,
27:35
or just what happened to you.
27:37
Was it hard for you mentally to come back?
27:40
I wouldn't say from my last injury
27:43
because I came out of it so fine.
27:44
Like my body, it was just more about
27:46
getting back weight and training
27:47
kinda getting ready cause I lost a lot of breathing.
27:50
But I broke my ankle and that is still kinda affecting me.
27:53
Just mentally cause on the move that I did it on,
27:55
it's like almost
27:56
almost always on the back of my mind when I try that move.
27:59
So, a little bit but at the end of the day
28:01
you kinda just gotta do it and we know
28:02
we're in action sports.
28:04
So you're gonna get hurt.
28:05
It's just what happens.
28:06
Happens to golfers too.
28:07
(loud laugh)
28:08
To bring back this tie between golf and surfing,
28:11
we put together a nice little list of
28:12
What a segway, I love it. Would you rather
28:14
This is what you hired me for.
28:15
I know absolutely.
28:16
Okay, so we're gonna play a little game
28:17
of would you rather.
28:18
So I'm over here.
28:19
You see, no one even pays attention to me
28:21
cause they know I'm not the boss over here.
28:22
(loud laugh)
28:23
Alright okay.
28:24
So golf or surf. You ready?
28:26
Would you rather play Pebble Beach in perfect conditions
28:29
or surf Black Beach in perfect conditions?
28:32
Pebble Beach.
28:33
Pebble, no hesitation.
28:34
Okay Yeah
28:35
Would you rather make a hole in one
28:36
on the 17th at TPC Sawgrass, the famed Island Green
28:40
or get barreled at Jaws
28:41
and you're gonna have to translate that
28:42
cause I have no idea what that means.
28:43
No no that's fine.
28:44
Jaws, I don't surf Jaws so I would definitely want
28:47
to make a hole in one at TPC.
28:49
So hole in one at the Island Green.
28:50
Yes, I'd love that.
28:55
I'm going the barrel.
28:57
(loud laugh)
28:58
And cause I think that poll's a little goofy.
29:00
And I'll go Pebble Beach also.
29:02
Yes.
29:03
Alright, moving on.
29:04
We'll discuss how these rules work later.
29:06
Would you rather win the Masters
29:08
or win the Pipeline Masters?
29:10
Win the Pipeline Masters.
29:11
Win the Pipeline Masters. No green jacket for you.
29:13
Huh, Harry?
29:14
Masters, it's the Masters man.
29:18
I'm going Masters cause I look good in green.
29:20
And then I'd get to play there anytime I wanted.
29:21
Okay.
29:22
I'll take you.
29:23
Would you take us?
29:24
Yeah of course.
29:25
What could possibly go wrong?
29:26
Yes, absolutely.
29:27
Perfect (Loud laugh)
29:28
Would you rather break your dream board
29:30
or lose your favorite golf club?
29:33
Oh that's a tough Never to be replaced again
29:35
Never...
29:36
Oh you added that.
29:37
I did. I think it makes it better.
29:39
I'm gonna never break my dream board
29:41
because that's my money maker.
29:43
Oh so you'd rather...
29:44
What's your favorite club in the bag?
29:46
Yeah.
29:47
I'd have to say my driver.
29:48
So okay so you'd rather never play with the driver again.
29:52
Yeah.
29:55
I'd rather him break his board
29:58
and no I work at a golf company.
30:00
So I can break them all the time.
30:01
That's good, that's true. Good.
30:02
I'll just walk in to Chad's office
30:03
and grab whatever he has lying around.
30:04
(loud laugh)
30:06
Okay, would you rather bomb it off the tee
30:08
like long drive champion Jamie Sadlowski or
30:10
it's gonna be another one that needs to be translated
30:11
or boost ten foot airs like John John Florence?
30:14
(loud laugh)
30:15
What are we talking about here?
30:16
I don't know.
30:18
Say boost ten foot airs again, I like that.
30:20
Like John John. Who's John John?
30:22
And why does he have two of the same names?
30:24
Well I felt like...
30:25
(audience laughs)
30:27
I've done some airs that I'm proud of so
30:31
that's kinda accomplished so I would like to
30:33
I've never hit the ball as far as Jamie
30:36
so that would be really cool to feel.
30:37
What's the longest drive you think you've hit off the tee?
30:40
I don't know. I hit one 286 in the wind today.
30:42
Nice.
30:44
We'll round it up to 320 and all of a sudden
30:45
you're Bubba Watson.
30:46
That's ridiculous. He's not our player so...
30:48
(mumbles)
30:49
Harry would you want to air it like John John?
30:50
(audience laughs)
30:51
That guy right there, that's John John.
30:53
I would like to, let me see it.
30:54
There right there, that's your air.
30:55
That's some serious air.
30:56
That's like, 10 foot air. Right there.
30:57
(audience laughs)
30:59
That looks really fun, but I'm going Sadlowski
31:02
Yeah
31:03
Cause chicks love the long ball.
31:04
(loud laugh) Absolutely
31:05
Chicks dig the long ball. Alright and there
31:07
this is our final one.
31:09
And I don't think you're gonna even hesitate.
31:11
But I could be wrong.
31:12
Would you rather party for a week with PGA Tour players
31:15
or with WSL Tour surfers?
31:19
Or I think that probably just means
31:22
professional tour surfers.
31:23
Look it's not a fair question
31:25
cause I kinda know that scene
31:26
(loud laughs)
31:27
You know which scene?
31:27
I know the surf scene. Okay.
31:28
It's been accomplished again.
31:31
So, it would be really fun
31:32
going to like, the Waste Management Open
31:34
and just like hanging with...
31:36
You want to come out to the Phoenix Open and party on 16.
31:38
Party on 16.
31:39
We can definitely fit that in the budget.
31:41
I would never boo though,
31:42
I'll give everyone a round of applause.
31:43
You would never heckle?
31:44
I wouldn't boo em.
31:45
It's the most fun part.
31:46
It would be so nerve wracking, I wouldn't be in that...
31:48
Alright so okay.
31:49
And I'm gonna insert this.
31:50
What is the one thing, if you had to yell it
31:52
in someone's back swing,
31:53
that you would yell.
31:56
On the spot.
31:57
Oh, water right or something.
31:58
Water right.
31:59
(loud laughs)
32:00
No matter what's going on.
32:01
Water right.
32:02
Yeah if there's no water around or something water right.
32:04
Harry should we start inserting that?
32:06
I like that.
32:07
I was also noticing Kisser back here.
32:08
He better be careful.
32:09
A fellow could get in trouble for that.
32:10
(audience laughs)
32:12
(mumbles)
32:13
Too soon?
32:15
It's never too soon.
32:16
Yeah we'll edit that one out too.
32:17
He got hosed on that by the way.
32:20
Anyway I liked it.
32:21
Was this a competition, do we win anything?
32:23
I feel like I kinda won that, a little bit.
32:26
You 100 % did not win that.
32:28
I did not win it? Alright.
32:29
So we have a little prize for ya Evan.
32:31
But we do have a prize. Before we shut her down here.
32:33
What do we got for him Amanda?
32:35
Roll the shameless marketing promotion drum.
32:38
And here we go.
32:39
We are presenting you with a Highway 101 putter.
32:43
Now there's only 1000 of these in the US.
32:46
That are being made.
32:47
That's gnarly.
32:48
And I believe because this is a surfer,
32:50
is that you on there?
32:51
That's a goofy footer.
32:52
And you're goofy footed right?
32:54
Okay yeah.
32:55
I actually know what this means.
32:56
What does that mean?
32:57
I...
32:58
(loud laugh)
33:00
He was so shocked I knew what it meant
33:02
he was like wait a second.
33:03
When I'm going left, when I go left
33:05
I'm facing the wave with my right foot forward.
33:07
Alright so
33:08
and I have been told
33:10
a little birdie told me.
33:11
This happens to be the exact kind of putter
33:13
that you were just fitted with.
33:16
You're kidding.
33:17
Right?
33:18
That is awesome.
33:18
What do you think?
33:19
That's the first one.
33:20
(audience applauds)
33:22
You know I've been struggling on the green so
33:23
How do you like that?
33:25
(audience applauds)
33:26
It's pretty good.
33:27
Thank you.
33:27
Not bad right.
33:30
Thanks for being here,
33:31
hug it out.
33:32
Good to see you.
33:33
That was Evan Geiselman.
33:34
Thank you guys.
33:35
Next week we have Shack House here on Callaway Live.
33:38
Thanks everybody for watching. We'll see you next week.
33:42
(audience applauds)
33:43
Can we do our very first selfie on set?
33:46
Yeah let's do it.
33:47
(upbeat music)
33:48
Selfie, selfie.
33:49
(audience applauds)
33:52
Nice.
33:54
(upbeat music)
34:06
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