Playing Through with Bob Ballou & Carl Mickelson


“You’re playing slow…so we’re Playing Through”

The Horn Austin is pleased to announce the launch of “Playing Through” a golf-centric show hosted by CBS Austin Sports Director Bob Ballou and highly acclaimed award-winning contributing writer and golf industry professional Carl Mickelson. Listeners will regularly hear contributing reports from the show’s Club Pro, former PGA tour player Joe Ogilvie.

Playing Through is brought to you by PGA Superstore Austin

Playing Through will bring listeners the latest golf news, behind the scenes look at the PGA tour, a deep-dive into the Central Texas golf scene and courses, the hottest technology, and some instruction to improve ones game.

On The Air

Bob Ballou

Ballou is a 2-time Emmy Award winner and 6-time Texas AP Broadcasters Awards winner. Prior to landing in Austin, he worked at KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri for four years and KENS-TV in San Antonio for three. Ballou attended the University of Missouri and graduated from both the Missouri School of Journalism as well as the Missouri Trulaske College of Business.

Originally from Dallas, Ballou’s roots run deep in Texas sports. His parents attended the University of Texas and raised him with Longhorns ties. He is passionate about his work with the ALS Association of Texas, where he serves on the board for the state of Texas. He also helped start the “Under Ballou Skies Golf Classic”, which has raised more than $200,000 to date for The ALS Association of Texas. In his spare time you can find him hanging out with his wife and daughter or playing golf – or both.

Carl Mickelson

Carl Mickelson is an award-winning golf industry professional who has spent the past 25+ years championing successful brands and crafting compelling stories about the game and the fascinating characters and places that make it great. Recipient of the 2015 Southern Texas PGA Media Award, he has served as editor for five different golf publications and has directed PR, marketing and business development for a select group of golf companies. Married with two children, Mickelson plays to a 12 handicap until disaster eventually strikes.

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