Adam Levine on Callaway Live [Sponsor Content]

Callaway motored up to the Fabulous Forum in LA to visit Grammy award winning singer/songwriter, Maroon 5 frontman, coach on NBC's The Voice, and golf fanatic Adam Levine! He was also joined by his swing coach and Callaway staff member Hank Haney, as well as Season 1 guest and music industry mogul Irving Azoff.

Sponsored by Callaway

Released on 5/9/2016

Credits

Starring: Harry Arnett
Featuring: Adam Levine

Transcript

00:00
♫ Got the moves like Jager
00:03
♫ I got the moves like Jager
00:07
[Adam] That sounds so good man.
00:09
Oh, hey Adam, how's it going?
00:10
I'm blown away by how good that sounds.
00:13
I'm just training, if you ever need anybody
00:15
I'm right there for you. You, my friend, have got it.
00:18
We gonna go talk some golf?
00:19
Yes we are.
00:20
Anything to get away from what I was just listening to.
00:23
(laughs) Live show, no script,
00:25
what could possibly go wrong?
00:27
[Adam] F-bombs, all day.
00:29
(electronic music)
00:45
(audience applauds)
00:48
Hey, all right!
00:50
You ready?
00:53
Hey!
00:55
Hey, look at this.
00:56
How cool is this?
00:58
This is amazing.
01:01
I feel a little weird.
01:03
Feel a little weird, I gotta tell ya.
01:05
This is Callaway Live, wait for it, at the Forum.
01:10
Thank you very much.
01:12
(audience applauds)
01:13
We're backstage at the Fabulous Forum.
01:16
We're in one of the little hangout rooms.
01:17
Last time I was on a couch with this many people close,
01:20
applauding, was my high school prom, so thank you very much.
01:22
(audience applauds)
01:23
I have no idea what that means,
01:25
I just thought of that as I was coming in.
01:26
Prom would have been cool, had I gone.
01:28
All right, this is Callaway Live.
01:30
I'm Harry Arnett, we got a great show for you.
01:32
You're probably wondering,
01:33
Why are we at the Fabulous Forum?
01:36
First answer, why not?
01:37
Second answer, we had Irv Azoff on the show last year,
01:41
and he said, No act can be big and has made it
01:44
until they've played the forum.
01:46
And we said, Can we play the forum?
01:47
And he said, No!
01:49
You can't play the forum!
01:50
(audience laughs)
01:51
And we said, We got a special bag we'll make for ya.
01:53
And he said, Yes!
01:54
You can play at the forum.
01:56
So we have a great show.
01:57
Also, the reason we're here.
01:59
About the same time that Irv and his team
02:03
renovated the forum to make it one of the,
02:07
if not greatest music venues on the planet,
02:11
was the same time Callaway was getting back on its feet
02:15
to be the number one equipment company in the world!
02:18
(audience applauds)
02:19
Yes, thank you.
02:21
Thank you very much.
02:25
So, around 2012.
02:27
And the similarities were glaring and shocking.
02:30
2012 to relaunch the Forum,
02:34
Eagles concert.
02:36
They turned the entire roof into a giant vinyl record.
02:39
Remember that?
02:40
Callaway, when we were getting set up,
02:43
2012, our relaunch day,
02:44
chili day in the cafeteria.
02:46
(audience laughs)
02:47
Pretty good, huh?
02:50
Second thing, relaunch of the forum.
02:54
Renovated the entire place.
02:56
We're in one of the great renovated rooms.
02:58
There's a game room across the street.
03:00
The entire interior, new seats.
03:02
The best acoustic sound in the world.
03:05
No seat is a bad seat, they're all premium seats.
03:08
Let me read my joke here.
03:11
Callaway, we redid our conference rooms
03:13
with life-size pictures
03:15
of Rihanna and AJ.
03:17
(audience laughs)
03:18
Yeah, 'kay.
03:22
That one went over better
03:23
than I thought it would when I read it.
03:25
Okay.
03:26
Third thing, third and final thing.
03:28
Forum, getting started,
03:30
world-class venue, VMA awards,
03:33
featuring none other than Maroon 5.
03:35
Huh?
03:36
Pretty good right?
03:37
(audience applauds) Yep, yep.
03:41
Our equivalent, Hashtag Chad tweeted out,
03:45
Hashtag five year war, from his personal account,
03:48
retweeted it,
03:48
and then favorited it from the Callaway account.
03:50
(audience laughs, applauds)
03:52
Absolutely.
03:53
All right, we've got a great show for you guys tonight.
03:57
Adam Levine is here,
03:58
you guys know him from Maroon 5 and The Voice.
04:01
And we also have Hank Haney here.
04:02
So stick around, we'll be right back with Adam and Hank.
04:04
(audience applauds)
04:08
(Brian plays guitar)
04:17
Hi, I'm Henrik Stenson, out here on the course with Chad.
04:20
And today I'm not really bringing my best game,
04:23
so I'm gonna have to rely on other things.
04:26
Psychological ware-fare-- warfare, ware-fare,
04:29
whatever it is.
04:30
You bring your mouth at least to the course.
04:32
So let's try and make it a bit interesting.
04:35
All right, let's see what we can do here.
04:37
Yeah, are you--
04:38
What am I, two up on you right now?
04:39
Yeah, yeah. Okay.
04:41
I'm just gonna put it down the middle here.
04:42
Yeah, just, on that tiny little fairway.
04:44
Okay.
04:45
The one that comes across
04:46
with that wind coming in off the left.
04:48
That water is really deep, isn't it?
04:50
I try not to even look at that.
04:52
If you wanna hit that tiny fairway,
04:53
why are you looking down at the water?
04:55
I don't know.
04:56
You've gotta hit that ball, the one there.
04:58
The one-- Which one?
04:59
This one, where I got my shadow, yeah?
05:02
Isn't that cheating?
05:02
No, it's not.
05:04
Are you breathing in or out when you're hitting?
05:06
I don't think about it like that.
05:08
No?
05:08
Maybe you should.
05:09
I just let it rip down the middle, mostly.
05:11
Yeah, down the middle, in that thick stuff.
05:13
Oh gosh, I don't think we're ever gonna find that one again.
05:16
(Chad laughs)
05:18
So, even if you're not having your best day
05:19
you can still win the hole, and the match.
05:21
You can still win the smash-talk game,
05:23
the trash-talk game.
05:24
The smash-talk game, I like that better.
05:26
All right, that's it.
05:31
(Brian plays guitar) (audience applauds)
05:35
All right.
05:37
That's Brian on the guitar.
05:39
Welcome back
05:41
to Callaway Live at the Forum.
05:43
I'm Harry Arnett.
05:45
I'm just grooving a little bit.
05:47
Oh, that was a little abrupt stop.
05:49
(audience laughs)
05:50
Also occurred on a couch at prom, the abrupt stop.
05:53
(audience laughs)
05:54
Okay.
05:57
That is based on a true story.
06:01
Okay, our guest tonight is the front-man
06:03
of the world's most famous band, in my opinion.
06:06
He's also one of the front-men
06:07
of the world's most famous TV show.
06:10
How many other people can you think
06:11
that satisfy those two things?
06:13
And more importantly for our purposes,
06:15
he happens to be also the world's most obsessed golfer.
06:18
Welcome to our show, Adam Levine.
06:21
(Harry claps) (audience applauds)
06:23
(Brian plays guitar)
06:26
How are you, good to see you.
06:29
You can sit on the couch.
06:31
(audience applauds)
06:36
Improved, huh?
06:38
(audience applauds)
06:41
Normally-- thank you very much.
06:43
(audience laughs)
06:44
Just gonna put that right there if that's cool with you.
06:47
Normally you have your back to the audience a little bit,
06:49
so this might be a little weird for you.
06:51
I don't always have my back to every audience.
06:53
Doesn't always work out that way.
06:55
Not always.
06:55
I introduced you as
06:57
one of the world's most obsessed golfers.
06:59
How did this happen, this golf bug?
07:03
Well, it's actually funny,
07:04
'cause I spent a lot of my life,
07:06
especially when I was younger,
07:07
being foolish and not understanding how amazing golf was.
07:09
'Cause I wanted to play basketball
07:11
and clearly that wasn't gonna happen for me,
07:14
so I got into music.
07:15
But I never--
07:16
I would tease people for playing golf, I was like,
07:18
Golf's stupid and you're an idiot for loving it.
07:21
(Harry laughs)
07:22
My dad would take me to the driving range,
07:23
and I'd get bored within five minutes.
07:25
And it kind of just wasn't part of my life growing up,
07:27
which I deeply regret, trust me.
07:30
That's my only major regret in life
07:32
is that I didn't start when I was a kid.
07:35
And then a really good friend of mine was super into it.
07:37
My friends started playing,
07:39
and one friend in particular bet me.
07:41
He said-- I'll never forget it, it was the moment.
07:43
He's like-- and this is why I'm here today.
07:45
He said,
07:47
I will bet you
07:49
$500,
07:51
this was like, I think, five years ago,
07:53
that you will, he's like,
07:54
you will never beat me at golf.
07:56
(Chad, audience laughs)
07:57
And let's-- the dude sucked at golf.
08:00
(Harry, audience laughs)
08:02
He was awful.
08:03
Were you like, You suck, I can totally beat you!?
08:05
It wasn't even that, it was more like
08:07
no matter what happens, I will be able to beat you at golf.
08:11
And so he's like, All right.
08:13
He's like, You have five years
08:14
to be able to beat me at golf.
08:15
You have to beat me one time, $500.
08:17
I was like, Sure, game on, and I'm very competitive
08:19
so of course that's what kind of spawned
08:22
the initial, I'm gonna go out there and see what I can do.
08:25
And I was terrible,
08:26
like most people when they start at golf.
08:28
And then I met Hank through a friend,
08:31
and he was doing the show, he was doing the Haney Project.
08:33
I was like, This is perfect, this is amazing.
08:35
And then that's where it basically started.
08:37
My first golf lesson was with Hank Haney,
08:40
which is pretty ridiculous.
08:41
Good start.
08:42
Yeah.
08:42
I had no habits to fix 'cause I didn't even have a swing.
08:46
And that was it, and I fell madly in love with it.
08:48
And then, I would like to say for the record,
08:50
about a year and a half in, I went to my buddy's club,
08:54
and I think I shot like a 90, or something like that.
08:58
And I beat his ass, so.
08:59
(Harry laughs) (audience applauds)
09:02
$500. 500 bucks?
09:04
(audience applauds)
09:09
I accepted a cash or check payment.
09:12
Right there, on the green? Yeah.
09:13
He wrote me a check.
09:14
Well I picture it-- 'cause I know,
09:16
with your music, obviously,
09:18
'cause you got started that obviously at a young age,
09:20
and then with the show, you're not a guy that does anything
09:23
sort of haphazard or anything but all in.
09:27
So how has that been with your personality type in golf?
09:31
'Cause golf's not really a game you can sort of force,
09:33
you know what I mean?
09:34
I think that a lot of people
09:37
would rather get good quickly
09:39
or not good, but get good enough quickly
09:42
to where they can play the game
09:43
and function within the game
09:48
and not be terrible.
09:49
But that was just never a goal of mine, I wanna be good.
09:51
So I think that in order to be good,
09:52
you have to succumb to being bad for longer.
09:56
Does that make sense?
09:58
(audience laughs)
09:59
Oh it makes sense, believe me, yeah.
10:00
But you can't-- I get frustrated really quickly,
10:03
and Hank'll sit here, and I promise you Hank
10:04
is gonna say plenty about how frustrated, impatient I am,
10:08
and that's all true.
10:09
But I think that the ultimate goal is
10:11
I'll spend ten years making sure that I do everything
10:14
in a way that can kind of set me up to be successful
10:16
in the long-term with golf.
10:18
Because that's the only sport we're gonna be able to play
10:20
when we're 90 years old, so.
10:22
I wanna beat all my friends and the rest of the people
10:24
in the world when I'm 90 years old, I think that--
10:26
You wanna be the old guy going,
10:28
$500?
10:29
You're never gonna beat me.
10:31
Golf is the only sport where you're not even eligible
10:34
to play professionally, on a certain level,
10:36
until you're 50 years old.
10:38
(audience laughs)
10:39
Okay, that gives a guy like me hope.
10:40
It's the best. Most guys,
10:41
you're 35 years old,
10:42
you're not playing a professional sport ever again.
10:44
I can get on the tour when I'm 50
10:47
and not a day before that age.
10:49
Think about it.
10:50
I love that.
10:51
That's a good goal too,
10:52
you got a little bit of time ahead of you.
10:53
Hashtag senior tour.
10:55
(Harry, audience laughs)
10:57
How do you fit your golf life in
10:59
with all the other things that you're doing?
11:02
Because golf's not a sport that you can take months off
11:05
and then jump back in right where you left off.
11:07
Well, I don't really have time to do anything,
11:09
but when I do have time to play
11:12
or to grind, which is my favorite activity,
11:14
I basically will hit more golf balls
11:17
than any person on the planet Earth.
11:20
I'll hit thousands of balls in a day,
11:22
and I won't even think twice about it.
11:24
Hank also loves that about me too.
11:26
(Harry, audience laughs)
11:28
It's true, I work really, really hard at it,
11:30
and I'm still kind of no good,
11:32
but I'm getting better every day,
11:33
and I will be great some day.
11:35
Senior tour, when you're 50.
11:36
Senior tour baby. Hashtag senior tour.
11:38
(audience laughs)
11:39
Do you ever find yourself, when you're onstage
11:41
or during a concert and you're singing a song
11:42
you've song a million times, thinking about golf?
11:44
Absolutely.
11:45
(Harry, audience laughs)
11:48
You're looking out in the crowd, you're like,
11:49
That's just like a nine iron
11:51
to that person right up there.
11:52
Well, I'll tell you right now.
11:53
It's a funny story, and I'm sure
11:55
the Mandalay Bay Event Center's not gonna like this.
11:56
But ever year we play Vegas, and we love playing in Vegas,
11:59
it's like a tradition, we've done it a few years in a row.
12:04
New Year's Day we go on a golf vacation,
12:08
every day after New Year.
12:09
So every show, of course I'm thinking about golf.
12:12
And so, I've even done things like
12:14
seen my buddy that I'm going on the trip with
12:15
on the side of the stage-- there's 20,000 people out there,
12:18
and actually taken practice swings while I was onstage,
12:22
and been like, We're going golfing soon!
12:26
I remember reading that in US magazine, like,
12:28
Levine works on new dance move onstage.
12:30
(audience laughs)
12:32
Yeah, it's my favorite move.
12:33
Does anything about being a world-class musician
12:36
and the mindset of that
12:38
help you improve on the golf course at all?
12:42
I hope the answer's no,
12:43
'cause that would not help me at all.
12:45
(laughs) I think that it's probably
12:46
just something in my DNA.
12:48
I've always been someone who's just dead-focused
12:51
on the things that they want to be good at.
12:55
And it took me a long time to be a decent singer,
12:58
and I still feel like I can be better.
13:01
That's just part of who I-- that's how I'm wired, I think.
13:03
And it's definitely a bad thing at some times.
13:06
It's not always a good thing, but I think more or less
13:08
it winds up being pretty good.
13:10
How old were you when you realized that
13:11
that's what you wanted to do for the rest of your life?
13:15
Did it hit you, like the moment
13:16
when you're on the golf course, or was it a slow build?
13:18
Well, there were two moments
13:19
that I realized I wanted to be a musician.
13:20
When I was 10 or 11, I was obsessed with it,
13:22
and I would just do everything I possibly could
13:23
to get better singing and mostly playing guitar actually.
13:26
I wasn't much of a singer early on,
13:28
I wanted to be a guitar player.
13:29
But I'll never forget this, I loved basketball,
13:31
and I played, when I was about 13 or 14,
13:34
I played against Baron Davis, you guys know Baron Davis?
13:37
Yep, he's pretty good.
13:38
And, that was the moment--
13:40
You're not winning 500 bucks off of him, on the bet.
13:43
I ain't winnin' a damn thing from Baron Davis,
13:45
not on a basketball court. (audience laughs)
13:47
And I'll never forget it, 'cause I was a kid,
13:48
and I'm just starting to get into music.
13:49
And we played him and his team.
13:52
we really just played him, 'cause he scored about 60 points.
13:55
And he was warming up for the game and dunking.
13:58
He was like 5'10 at this point,
13:59
he was just dunking, warming up.
14:01
And he scored 60 points,
14:02
and I had to guard him the whole time.
14:04
(audience laughs)
14:05
No, seriously, this was a moment for me,
14:06
I'll never forget it.
14:07
He would tell me what direction he was going,
14:09
and go there, and score.
14:10
(audience laughs)
14:11
And I'm like, I'm not gonna do this, this well, ever!
14:15
Like ever!
14:16
So I was like, Get better at that guitar.
14:19
(audience laughs)
14:19
Baron, I'm gonna whip your ass at guitar playing,
14:21
I guarantee it. I like to thank Baron Davis,
14:22
because without Baron I wouldn't have had the reality check
14:24
of like, I'll never be that good.
14:26
He should have like front row seat for every concert
14:28
just reserved for him, because without that--
14:30
I know.
14:31
Well that's what so screwed up about golf though,
14:33
is you can see someone hit a great golf shot,
14:35
and you can be like, I can do that.
14:36
And maybe you can, once in a day, you know what I mean?
14:39
(Harry laughs)
14:40
But that's what's so crazy.
14:41
You can see someone like Baron when he's 12 years old
14:43
dunking over you and (mumbles) a child,
14:45
that you're like, I can't ever do that,
14:47
it's not happening. (audience laughs)
14:48
So you see yourself all time,
14:50
obviously on videos for The Voice and on concert.
14:53
Are you like us when you see a video of yourself
14:55
on the golf swing, you're like,
14:56
Ugh, I can't look at that?
14:58
Please say yes, please say yes.
14:59
Well, I've videoed a lot (laughs).
15:02
[Harry] I know, you're obsessed with this,
15:03
we're gonna talk about this a second.
15:04
I have a lot of-- I send Hank videos every--
15:07
a few times a week sometimes.
15:08
I actually built a driving range at my old house.
15:10
[Harry] Hank's gonna take
15:11
the over on that one, by the way.
15:12
Well yeah, I'll send it to him anytime.
15:15
He'll wake up at two in the morning, get a text message,
15:16
and he'll be like, What is this kid doing?
15:18
and be like, What do you think, man?
15:20
(audience laughs)
15:21
Maroon 5's not allowed to tour overseas ever again,
15:23
according to Hank.
15:24
But yeah, I see my swing a lot,
15:27
and I think that's one of the most important--
15:29
highly underrated thing is checking out what you're doing
15:32
to make sure you're not doing it wrong.
15:34
'Cause sometimes it feels right and it looks wrong.
15:36
All right, we're gonna get to the bottom of this.
15:38
Stick around for a minute, we're gonna bring Hank out,
15:40
and we're gonna find out just how obsessed
15:42
Adam is about the game of golf.
15:43
Be right back, we'll bring Hank out here
15:45
to talk with me and Adam.
15:46
(Harry claps) (audience applauds)
15:49
(Brian plays guitar)
15:58
(birds chirp)
16:03
Ugh, that's the worst shot I've ever seen.
16:05
Already, let's hit it.
16:07
(country music)
16:08
I try to do this at least once when I'm home,
16:10
hang out with the guys
16:11
and just enjoy casual golf, social golf.
16:15
Oh no.
16:15
(Kevin laughs)
16:17
[Kevin] I'd love to be number one in the world.
16:19
Obviously I gotta start winning some majors
16:20
and that starts with Augusta.
16:23
(country music) (drivers laughs)
16:26
(locker rattles)
16:31
(Brian plays guitar) (audience applauds)
16:34
All right, welcome back to Callaway Live at the Forum.
16:38
Harry Arnett, this is my friend Adam Levine.
16:42
We're sitting on a big purple couch,
16:43
why wouldn't we be?
16:45
And you'll notice there's a giant space
16:46
between me and Adam now.
16:48
But it's a literal space, it's not a figurative space
16:50
'cause I feel like we're closer than ever.
16:51
I miss you so much, man. (audience laughs)
16:53
This space is reserved for Adam's special coach
16:56
and our good friend, Hank Haney.
16:57
Hank, come on out.
16:59
(audience applauds)
17:00
All right, there he is.
17:02
How are you, good to see you, have a seat.
17:04
(audience applauds)
17:08
Well, good to see you. Thank you.
17:10
Adam doesn't know this,
17:12
'cause we wanted to keep this very quiet,
17:14
but this is actually a golf intervention.
17:15
It could be.
17:17
Tell us about Adam's obsession and how you met him.
17:21
Oh, he's like the most obsessed.
17:24
I was living in Dallas and my wife asked me,
17:27
Would you help Adam Levine?
17:28
'Cause one of her friends was friends with Adam,
17:30
and called up, Hey, Adam's playing in Dallas,
17:33
would you help him?
17:35
She's like, You gotta help him,
17:36
you gotta help him, you gotta help him,
17:37
it's Adam Levine, (laughs).
17:38
And I'm like, Okay, okay, okay,
17:39
I'll give him a lesson.
17:41
So I gave him a lesson.
17:41
Like the first day I'm like, Wow.
17:43
(audience laughs) He's into it.
17:45
This guy's got a long way to go.
17:48
Never in my life, never swung a golf club.
17:50
Yeah.
17:51
But really athletic guy,
17:53
you had to feel like you had something to work with.
17:54
It wasn't like the first time you saw me swing.
17:56
I'm not so sure he felt that way at first.
17:58
(Harry laughs)
17:59
Actually, I didn't feel that way at first.
18:01
But then we went to his concert that night,
18:02
and I saw him on stage and I'm like,
18:03
Oh my God, this guy's an athlete.
18:05
If you've seen him in concert, he can move.
18:08
You know Baron Davis scored 60 on him once, right?
18:10
(Hank, audience laughs)
18:12
You really had to bring that up?
18:13
Sorry about that.
18:14
(laughs) Well, that wasn't a good day for him.
18:16
No.
18:18
So anyway.
18:20
We helped him,
18:21
and then he was on my show, The Haney Project.
18:24
He was the most improved player, which was good.
18:27
We had four people on that year,
18:29
Angie Everhart and Mario Batali and Sugar Ray Leonard.
18:32
And Adam improved a lot.
18:34
Course he had the farthest to go,
18:36
but he's like the most passionate golfer I've ever seen,
18:40
to be honest with you.
18:42
He can get a little impatient with himself.
18:44
But I feel like he kind of earns that opportunity
18:47
because there's nobody that practices harder than he does.
18:49
What resonates with you, talking with Hank?
18:51
Is it technical stuff, is it feel stuff?
18:54
'Cause are you technical as a musician,
18:56
or are you more a field guy?
18:57
I'll tell you why this guy's-- why we get along so well,
19:01
is that there's a lot of people in my world,
19:04
regardless of whether it's golf-- in every aspect
19:07
of just how I exist, there's a lot of people who
19:11
maybe incline to, I guess, for lack of a better term,
19:14
yes me.
19:15
Yes.
19:17
(Hank, audience laughs)
19:20
I see what you did, I see what you did there.
19:27
It's no good when you're trying to actually learn a craft.
19:30
You want someone to be real and be honest with you.
19:33
There's numerous reasons why one might kind of
19:36
not follow their usual way of doing things
19:38
to just keep somebody engaged.
19:41
But Hank has (Hank laughs)
19:45
zero ability-- Hank's exactly like me,
19:47
we don't have the ability to bullshit each other.
19:51
Yeah.
19:52
Can I say that word on the show?
19:53
Sure, you can say bullshit. (audience laughs)
19:55
He will tell me immediately,
19:58
if I take a swing, he'll be like--
20:02
and keep in mind, I like this, so this is why we get a long,
20:05
he'll be like, That's the worse thing
20:07
I've ever seen in my life.
20:08
(audience laughs)
20:09
He was gonna use another word there for a second.
20:11
I'm trying to hold it in.
20:12
Hank, I'm surprised you're candor's
20:13
never gotten you in trouble.
20:15
(all laugh)
20:17
That's why we get along, that's why we get along,
20:19
because he's not gonna baby me, he's gonna treat me--
20:22
from the very beginning,
20:23
I knew that this guy was gonna get me a world-class,
20:28
professional level way of training
20:30
that I wasn't really gonna
20:32
be able to get with another person
20:33
'cause we had a rapport that was really special.
20:35
I saw Hank at the PGA show, we spent some time together,
20:38
we're talking, phone rings, this is absolutely a true story.
20:41
And his phone chimes, he looks at it, he's like,
20:43
Ugh, it's Adam again, let's see what's going on here.
20:46
And this is mid-conversation, he's looking at his phone,
20:47
he's like, I had his backswing so dialed in a week ago!
20:51
A week ago! (audience laughs)
20:53
That's a pretty good impression.
20:53
Look at this, what is he doing?
20:56
That's because I get left along with my own devices,
20:58
and I'll be like, How 'bout this?,
21:00
and he's like, No, how did you even get there?
21:02
(all laugh)
21:04
He's getting better at that,
21:06
but that's a true story by the way.
21:08
So do you like to just grind it out and bang balls,
21:12
I know you mentioned that, or do you like to play
21:14
as much as you do practicing?
21:15
For a long time my biggest problem,
21:17
and he can attest to this,
21:19
was on the range I would look
21:22
probably like a scratch golfer,
21:24
people would be really impressed,
21:25
and then I'd get on the course and--
21:27
[Harry] Haywire.
21:28
Not even close, not even close.
21:30
And it would go haywire.
21:31
Baby steps.
21:32
So have you guys worked on that,
21:33
how do you take your range game to the golf course?
21:35
Well, we just keep going back to the range.
21:38
(all laugh)
21:39
Great, which is great.
21:40
First two shots, Back to the range.
21:42
If you do it enough,
21:43
and those trips become shorter and less frequent.
21:47
Yeah.
21:47
All of a sudden, you're a good golfer.
21:49
That's true though, he's patient with process.
21:51
He's not necessarily patient with himself,
21:53
but he's patient with the process,
21:54
and he wants to get good, he wants to be really good.
21:56
So he's not just like,
21:58
Let me see if I can learn how to play
22:00
with my bad swing, he wants to do it right.
22:02
So sometimes it is back and forth
22:03
from the range to the course, from the range to the course.
22:06
And it's just one step at a time.
22:08
It's a hard game.
22:10
He gets in a groove and hits it,
22:12
and we're now at Eldorado where we play and practice
22:14
and we both have houses there.
22:16
And we're hitting,
22:17
and we had three different scratch golfers come up to me
22:20
and tell me, man, Adam's swing is really looking good.
22:23
But then, sometimes it doesn't translate onto the course.
22:26
But he's getting closer.
22:27
It's just one step at a time.
22:28
We're narrowing the gap.
22:30
We can always relate to that, and I also think,
22:32
for a guy like him that's really excelled
22:35
at everything he's done professionally,
22:37
that notion of having to take a step back,
22:39
is that easy for him or hard?
22:42
It's actually not hard for him.
22:43
He wants to be good.
22:45
And it's great for me,
22:46
because I always learn something from my students,
22:48
especially the great achievers.
22:50
And the process that Adam has taken for golf, to me,
22:55
is kind of ideal for wanting to be great.
22:58
So I love seeing it, to be honest with you.
23:00
And so, when you're going back and forth with him,
23:04
sort of digitally, let's say,
23:06
how do you notice whether the improvement's happening?
23:09
Is he sending you 10, 15 videos back and forth
23:13
while he's sitting there on the range?
23:14
Yeah, two or three in the morning.
23:15
I'm like, Where is he?
23:17
And then I'm like, Oh, they're in Asia on a tour,
23:19
and then like, No wonder I'm getting these messages
23:20
at three in the morning.
23:22
Does your wife let you swing the golf club in the house?
23:25
Just asking.
23:26
I literally built my house, so that I could do that.
23:30
(Hank, audience laughs)
23:32
We have high ceilings, and glass everywhere around
23:34
so you can actually see, at any point in the house,
23:37
you can see-- Hashtag career goals.
23:41
So the living room is a safe place for a golf swing.
23:46
But every other room is no good.
23:48
They've got this amazing game room back here.
23:51
We gotta build one of those in your house.
23:52
It shocks me that we're not in that game room right now.
23:54
(audience laughs)
23:55
We'll get you back on then.
23:56
So just real quick, before we wrap up here,
23:59
goal-oriented, Adam, in terms of your game?
24:02
I know Hank says you're trying to get better.
24:04
Do you have strict goals, whether they're handicap or...
24:06
100% goal-oriented. Yeah.
24:08
In fact, I don't think you can be
24:09
anything other than goal-oriented with golf,
24:11
because you know day to day it's gonna break down,
24:14
and it's gonna be strong, and you're gonna have to adjust.
24:18
I still haven't calculated a handicap.
24:21
And the reason why, and Hank kind of explained
24:23
a little bit of this in the beginning,
24:24
and I probably misinterpreted it and changed it grotesquely,
24:26
and he's gonna be mad at me.
24:27
(Hank laughs)
24:28
Everyone's a 36 handicap.
24:31
Like when you first swing a golf club
24:32
and you don't know what you're doing,
24:34
you're a max handicap golfer.
24:35
And as you get better, you chip away at that
24:37
and that becomes better and better.
24:39
However, when someone-- and my friends hate me
24:42
because I say, Oh, I'm probably like an 18 right now.
24:45
But I'm not, 'cause that's not true.
24:47
[Harry] That swing's not an 18, come on Hank.
24:49
It's not, and that's the thing.
24:50
But at the end of the day, it's like, I wanna shoot a 72.
24:55
[Harry] You wanna shoot on par.
24:57
I wanna be a scratch golfer,
24:58
I wanna be shooting par or better.
25:00
So that's my goal, and I think that probably
25:02
should be your goal if you wanna be good at golf.
25:05
He can get there, I saw-- you showed me his golf swing.
25:07
He'll get there, his swing is good.
25:09
He's getting a lot better, and he'll get there.
25:11
Short game?
25:12
His short game's actually very good.
25:14
That's the only thing that was good from the beginning.
25:15
He's got great touch, but he practices nonstop.
25:18
My wife calls him the hamster.
25:20
(all laugh)
25:23
He's on the wheel, and he won't stop going around.
25:25
Let me do a public service here.
25:28
That nickname is not supposed to stick, okay?
25:30
(audience applauds)
25:31
Do not let that nickname stick.
25:34
Well, one of the things too, I think, about this game,
25:38
and you've probably noticed that too, Adam,
25:41
as you've gotten obsessed like we have,
25:44
no other game opens up the doors to meet
25:46
incredible people like this game does.
25:48
That is very true.
25:49
It brought you guys together, it's how I got to meet Hank.
25:52
Obviously I never would have met you
25:53
if it weren't through the game.
25:54
And being here at the Fabulous Forum,
25:58
I can say one of the most generous people I've ever met
26:00
in my entire life through the game of golf is Irving Azoff.
26:04
And so, Irving, we're here because of him,
26:06
I know he's friends with you guys as well.
26:08
And we wanted to bring Irving up, who's right here.
26:10
(audience applauds)
26:12
Hey there guy, how are you, good to see you.
26:14
Over here, come sit right here.
26:18
He's the man.
26:20
Let me step out of frame here.
26:23
Well, Irving, you said that the Fabulous Forum
26:27
is among, if not the very best, music venue on the planet.
26:31
And we at Callaway were thinking,
26:33
there's not a whole lot we can do
26:35
to help you achieve that endeavor.
26:37
We can help you with your game room a little bit.
26:39
One thing we know.
26:41
No other music venue on the planet has it's own staff bag.
26:45
So today, we are introducing the Fabulous Forum staff bag.
26:49
(audience applauds)
26:51
I love that, I love it.
26:52
Quote on the back, that little record's on there.
26:56
I wanna officially welcome Callaway to the Forum
27:00
as our official golf sponsor.
27:03
We run a really private game room
27:06
where we only have Callaway,
27:07
and we really appreciate Harry and them
27:09
coming up and taking care of it.
27:11
I will say that after I did the show with Harry,
27:14
it's only taken my reputation
27:17
about 12, 14 weeks to return to
27:19
(audience laughs)
27:20
any sort of stable issue.
27:23
But yeah, these are my golf buds.
27:25
Hank's been family to kind of all of us.
27:28
Adam and I belong at a club down in Cabo called Eldorado.
27:32
It's a Discovery club, and Hank is the
27:37
resident psychologist, doctor,
27:40
(audience laughs) golf instructor, friend.
27:44
He's now learning how to cause people to rupture
27:48
their Achille's tendons on the pickle ball court.
27:51
[Adam] Low blow, that's a low blow.
27:53
And I hang around The Voice from time to time
27:56
and watch this guy, it's the only thing that keeps him sane,
28:00
he's walking around swinging everything.
28:03
Love this program, love Callaway.
28:05
Welcome to Callaway, Hank.
28:07
Thanks buddy. Yep.
28:08
(audience applauds)
28:10
[Irv] Thanks Irv, appreciate it. Come to the Forum.
28:11
We'll be back, we'll be back.
28:13
Adam, thanks a lot for being on the show.
28:17
Hank, appreciate it.
28:19
Thank you, everybody.
28:20
(audience applauds)
28:22
Our guys, thanks to Irv.
28:23
We'll see you next time on Callaway Live at the Forum.
28:28
(all applaud) (Brian plays guitar)
28:36
(pounding)
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