NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM will launch a new show focused on collegiate golf and the various stages of development for young players who desire to play the game at a high level. Golf U will debut October 19 and air every Monday from 9:00 to 10:00 pm ET on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, available nationwide on satellite radios (Sirius channel 208, XM channel 92) and on smartphones via the SiriusXM app.
Hosts Conrad Ray, the head golf coach at perennial powerhouse Stanford University, and Kyle Gentry, a former Cardinal player, will examine the nation's standout college teams and competitors and will talk with parents, young players and coaches to answer their questions about youth golf, high school play, recruiting and more.
"Collegiate Golf across all divisions has never been stronger and we are excited to have the opportunity to highlight current events, interesting storylines, and what it takes to get to and perform at this level," Ray said. "Golf U will capture 'all things' college golf and we hope folks will tune in on SiriusXM to enjoy."
"Conrad and Kyle have a terrific perspective on collegiate golf and what it takes to compete and win at that level of the game," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "We're excited to have them share their insight into the country's best college programs and players with our listeners nationwide. Their knowledge and experience will make Golf U a valuable source of information for parents and coaches of young players at every level of play."
Ray, a former Cardinal standout student-athlete and touring golf professional, is in his 12th season as Stanford's Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf. A two-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Ray has led the Cardinal to eight appearances in the NCAA Championships, including the school's eighth national title in 2007. Stanford student-athletes have been well decorated under Ray's leadership. He has helped produce 19 All-Americans, 13 Academic All-Americans, two Pac-12 Players of the Year, two Pac-12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year, three Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and 14 first team All-Pac-12 selections. Some of his recent standout players have included 2014 NCAA individual champion Cameron Wilson, Nicklaus Award winners Maverick McNealy and Patrick Rodgers, and 2014 NCAA bronze medalist David Boote. Ray was a member of the 1994 NCAA Championship Stanford squad and a teammate of Tiger Woods, Casey Martin and Notah Begay. He is also the president of the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Kyle Gentry was a four-year letterwinner at Stanford (2003-06), where he recorded three top-10 and six top-25 finishes. Prior to attending Stanford, Gentry was Future Collegians World Tour Player of the Year and an American Junior Golf Association All-American.
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