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Gary McCord, Peter Kostis to headline Nemacolin’s Golf Academy Season Kick-off Party

Farmington, PA – Nemacolin, Pennsylvania’s premier luxury golf resort destination, rings in the 2023 golf season this weekend with a Season Kick-off Party at The Nemacolin Golf Academy, Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

With droves of anxious golfers soon returning to the resort’s acclaimed Mystic Rock and Shepherd’s Rock Courses, the resort’s golf staff is helping them prepare for the season with chances to try the latest equipment from Titleist, Callaway, and Mizuno. A Travis Mathew trunk show will also take place, showcasing the latest fashion-forward golf styles, while fun contests will give attendees the chance win a new driver, putter, or wedge.


Two legends in golf broadcasting, Peter Kostis and Gary McCord, will also be appearing at the event to regale attendees with epic stories and even help them with their golf games.

Hosts of the golfing world’s fastest-growing new video podcast, Kostis & McCord - Off Their Rockers, the duo spent three decades on the CBS Sports broadcast team, covering hundreds of marquee PGA Tour events. They have been the eyes, ears, and voice of professional golf, and now they’re sharing their best stories and insights from a lifetime in the game. Kostis is one of golf’s most respected and awarded teaching professionals while the hilariously off-kilter McCord played in more than 400 PGA Tour events and won twice on the PGA Tour Champions.

“Nemacolin members, guests, and VIPs are going to get a peek inside our process and repartee. Gary and I can’t wait to meet everyone and share some laughs and perspective on the game we all love. With this podcast, we can finally share all the untold feuds, fights, laughs, and secrets that we had to keep quiet for all those years. Those previously off-limit stories are fair game now,” said Kostis. “We've pretty much seen it all in our decades of playing, teaching, calling the action, and now we're ready to bring fans inside the ropes and behind the scenes with no holds barred.”


Kostis and McCord will spend the day with Nemacolin’s members of The Woodlands Club and Season Kick-Off Party attendees in The Nemacolin Golf Academy, doling out swing tips, legendary stories, and recording an episode of Kostis & McCord - Off Their Rockers live from the event. Then, later that night, Kostis and McCord will join the group for an intimate after-dinner conversation where they’ll let loose with their unique brand of storytelling and invite questions from the crowd. 

This is a can’t-miss golf event and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to spend time with golf’s ultimate insiders-turned-outsiders. The Kostis & McCord - Off Their Rockers podcast has already yielded some scintillating conversations that have gone viral in the golf media. Who knows which of their stories will make headlines next?


“Coming off one of the greatest golf seasons for Mystic Rock, Shepherd’s Rock, and The Nemacolin Golf Academy, we’re excited for what’s in store for 2023, and this event is a fun opportunity to get golfers primed for the season in our state-of-the-art teaching and practice space,” says Director of Golf Operation Chris Anderson. “The chance to hang out with Gary McCord and Peter Kostis will really elevate this event for our attendees and is sure to bring a ton of laughs and inspiration to take into the golf season. 

This is event is also an opportunity to introduce guests to The Woodlands Club membership at Nemacolin, which takes uncompromised advantage of the award-winning 2,200-acre, four-season resort’s unparalleled recreational, dining, adventure, and leisure amenities plus around-the-clock concierge service, and access to private aviation. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains and home to Mystic Rock and Shepherd's Rock, two imaginative Pete Dye golf courses, Nemacolin showcases the Laurel Highlands’ vast, rugged topography, lush terrain, and majestic sweeping vistas along with grand hotels and a thrilling cornucopia of lifestyle amenities and activities. 

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Nestled among 2,200 scenic acres within the Allegheny Mountains and picturesque Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania, Nemacolin offers diverse and luxurious lodging options, including the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel; an impressive assortment of dining outlets, including the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Lautrec; and an expansive art collection for resort guests to enjoy. Nemacolin is home to two of the Northeast’s most lauded and scenic golf courses: Mystic Rock (a Golf Digest “Editors’ Choice” selection and past host of the PGA TOUR’s 84 Lumber Classic) and Shepherd’s Rock, both designed by the legendary Pete Dye and showcasing thrilling shot values and unforgettable natural panoramic views of the region. The golf experience at Nemacolin perfectly complements an adventurous, rewarding vacation that can also include a range of activities such as canopy tours, a ropes course, off-road Jeep adventures, fly-fishing, swimming, rifle shooting and instruction, a wildlife safari tour, casino gaming at the Lady Luck Nemacolin casino, and much more. The Zen-seeker may find serenity in the Woodlands Spa and Salon or balance at the Holistic Healing Center. Nemacolin also boasts a private airstrip and 35,000 square feet of space for meetings and special events, making this resort the ideal choice for everything from weddings to corporate retreats.

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ABOUT KOSTIS & McCORD – OFF THEIR ROCKERSKostis & McCord - Off Their Rockers, a new golf video podcast, made its debut in March 2023 with co-hosts Peter Kostis, one of the best teachers in the game, and Gary McCord, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions. The two former broadcast partners have teamed up once again, this time to provide commentary, interviews, entertainment and swing help for golfers of all levels on their weekly show. 

Co-host Mike Abram, a longtime golf television and commercial producer, joins Kostis and McCord on the show, which promises to be both entertaining and informative. As two of the most original and engaging golf personalities of all time, the duo's experience in the game, unique perspective and sense of humor makes Off Their Rockers a must-watch for golf fans everywhere. This podcast allows the golf industry a unique opportunity to speak directly to golfers about great products, golf travel destinations and talk to our guests that love this game.

Presented by Swing U, Kostis & McCord - Off Their Rockers can be viewed, heard and subscribed to on their YouTube Channel, as well as major podcast platforms, social media and their website

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