In Focus: Brandel Chamblee
Feb. 2, 2017
Get to know Golf Channel analyst, author and Scottsdale resident Brandel Chamblee in the latest Arizona Horizon “In Focus.” We’ll talk to him about why Arizona is such a great golf community, covering the Waste Management Open, and Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons may even get some tips on improving his swing.
Here are a few highlights:
“I came out here for the very first time in 1982 because I was playing in the ASU college golf tournament — college amateurs playing with celebrities… I got paired with (country star and Valley resident) Glen Campbell and he sang his songs all day long. He’d just recently gotten a convertible Rolls Royce, so as soon as we finished, he took me up and down Scottsdale Boulevard in his Rolls Royce singing his songs, and I thought, you can’t get a better introduction to the area than that.”
“I love to read, and one of my favorite authors is literary critic Harold Bloom, who put together a book about the hundred greatest writers of all time, “Genius,” and I just love it. So I thought, what if I could do the same thing in golf: what if I could find the commonalities of the greatest players who have every played this game and present them to people? Even though Tom Watson’s swing is vastly different from Sam Sneed, they have a lot in common, and they have a lot in common with just about every other great player.”
“I grew up in Texas, so I played football and I grew up riding rodeo — and I can tell you this is a lot more fun than having a horse fall on you.”