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Crain's Cleveland Business - May 9, 2014

The new 18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin premiered this week on SportsTime Ohio and other Fox Sports Regional Networks across the U.S.

Building off the popularity of the Tee It Up programs from previous years, the new 18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin provides golf fans a unique look at a popular resort golf course each episode. Jimmy and co-host Carling Nolan, the 2010 winner of the Golf Channel's Big Break program, devote attention to all 18 holes of the course, while also discussing some of the other amenities the resorts offer.

Although the format is slightly altered, Tee It Up fans can still expect the same key feature that they have loved for years: playable, accessible courses.

"We try to find places that are very attainable to people that if you're turning on the TV, this is a place you'd want to go," said Hanlin in an April 15 article in Crain's. The new show "appeals to a golfer who is looking for a destination place - somewhere he or she can play while his or her family enjoys everything else associated with the course."

The first episode featured Sunridge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Arizona, with special guests Jason Kipnis and Vinnie Pestano of the Cleveland Indians. Other featured courses this season include We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club, and TPC Las Vegas.

Along with Swing Clinic, the 30-minute show during which Jimmy provides golf tips, 18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin will now be broadcast to over 50 million homes nationwide on Fox Sports and YES Regional Networks, reaching key markets from New York to Florida, the Midwest to California, and various regions in between.

There will be 13 episodes of 18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin in 2014, along with seven new Swing Clinic shows. Check your local listings for airtimes.

Tee It Up with Jimmy Hanlin's Carling Nolan recently spoke
to The Plain Dealer

Cleveland Plain Dealer - May 14, 2013

Tee It Up with Jimmy Hanlin's Carling Nolan recently spoke to The Plain Dealer about her busy life, from traveling on the Symetra Tour to the friendly competition with her colorfully clothed co-host.

"The majority of people go to work 9-5 and relax on the weekends," said Carling, 27, when asked the most difficult part of being a professional golfer. "I shoot 'Tee It Up' on Mondays and Tuesdays, and travel to tournaments for the week... Every day seems like a new adventure. It is really cool but can be so grueling."

About once a month, her free time is spent as a national spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), traveling around the country to talk to kids about reaching their dreams. Carling hasn't let being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 5 slow her down; she is accompanied around the clock - even out on the greens - by her insulin pump.

Carling first came into the spotlight on the Golf Channel's "Big Break Sandals Resort 2010." While she recalls it as an overall enjoyable experience (after the stress of winning, that is), Tee It Up is where she has the most fun from the moment she steps on set.

"Jimmy and I are always goofing off between scenes, and I can barely catch my breath to tape the next hole. It's great when we are competitive with each other too, but it's always friendly and neither one of us are ever a sore loser... most of the time."

Read the full article here.

See more of Carling and Jimmy's golf tips and expert advice when Tee It Up with Jimmy Hanlin's 8th season premieres next Wednesday, May 22, at 11:30 pm on SportsTime Ohio.

Jimmy Hanlin on "The Really Big Show"

WKNR AM 850 - October 31, 2012

"We've still got 'Indian Summer' coming," mused Jimmy Hanlin on "The Really Big Show" (WKNR AM 850) October 31, a week after the effects of Hurricane Sandy left many local golf courses with heavy debris cleanup. "We'll get more golf in, I promise."

Speaking with host - and golf enthusiast - Tony Rizzo, Hanlin called in to praise the 50+ year career of Bob Bourne, the teaching pro at StoneWater Golf Club in Highland Heights where Hanlin is both head professional and part owner.

Listed by the PGA of America as one of 114 Master teaching professionals in the country, Bourne is a traditional golfer who has embraced technology to help golfers instantly view and adjust their own swings - including Hanlin himself, who recently paid tribute to "one of the most respected men in our profession" with a dinner in his honor.

Hanlin and Rizzo also discussed the highly publicized rumors that PGA pro Rory McIlroy may be leaving his Titleist sponsorship at the top of his game for a reported $200-$250 million ten-year deal with Nike, and what that means for Nike becoming the preeminent name in golf.

"Jimmy, for $20 million, we would play Nike," laughed Rizzo.

To which Hanlin responded, "I've got news for ya, you can buy a couple zeros off there and you might be able to put it in my hands." Who wouldn't?

Listen to the full interview here...

Most Influential: Jimmy Hanlin, the embodiment of golf in NE Ohio - September 08, 2012

For as long as he can remember, Jimmy Hanlin aspired to a career in golf. He was equally determined
to never be just another face in the crowd.


Few repeat as champs at WGC-Bridgestone in Akron - July 30, 2012

Stonewater pro Jimmy Hanlin has played Firestone numerous times and knows what it takes to win.
"You just can't go to the South Course and whiff it around," he said.


'Tee It Up Ohio' host part of event

Weirton Daily Times - July 23, 2012

Jimmy Hanlin to tape episode at golf scramble sponsored by Shoemaker 'Paying It Forward' Foundation,WIAACC


StoneWater Golf Club in Highland Heights goes private to provide amenities golfers want; restaurant remains open to the public - May 05, 2012

Considering the concept under which StoneWater Golf Club is now operating, Thomas Atkinson,
club partner and director of operations said, "I think what we have is a whole new animal."


Interview With Jimmy Hanlin, owner of Hanlin Golf Company - February 2, 2012

An interview with Jimmy Hanlin, Director of Golf, TV-Radio host Sportstime Ohio and
ESPN Cleveland, and owner of Hanlin Golf Company.


Little Mountain's Hanlin gives lesson to Harvey golf team - July 13, 2011

The Harvey High School golf team got an early start on the upcoming season Tuesday when
Coach Scott Cummings arranged a visit to Little Mountain Country Club in Concord Township.


Little Mountain and Jimmy Hanlin

Par Is My Friend Blog - July 13, 2011

You might have noticed that there was a small article about the Harvey Golf Team in the News-Herald
on July 13. We were the invited guests of Jimmy Hanlin to Little Mountain for a small clinic.


Fore Sight

Inside Business - May, 2010

An injury he suffered almost a decade ago nearly derailed golf pro Jimmy Hanlin's game. Instead, it gave him plenty of time to think about how to build a better golf experience. Today, he owns three Ohio golf courses and hosts two SportsTime Ohio shows - but this savvy golf pro and businessman is just teeing off.


2009 Best of Cleveland

Cleveland Magazine - October, 2009

A quick congratulations to Jimmy Hanlin for being named Best of 2009 in the October issue of Cleveland Magazine. Jimmy was awarded best Golf Professional in Cleveland. Other 2009 award winners include Ramona Robinson, Brady Quinn, Mark Nolan, Jim Donovan, Lebron James and Tom Hamilton among others.

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