Steve Kashul from The Golf Scene

Our guest this episode of The Chicago Golf Report podcast is the host of The Golf Scene, Steve Kashul. In this podcast episode, Steve shares notes from his 30+ year, Emmy Award-winning career in broadcasting, including:

  • From Sports Fan to Sportscaster: Steve’s passion for sports broadcasting stemmed from his early desire to be a professional athlete. An internship at NBC 5 Sports solidified his path.
  • Calm and Collected Demeanor: How Steve’s on-air composure is attributed to preparation, confidence, and a focus on making viewers feel comfortable.
  • Shifting Sports Media Landscape: Steve reflects on the evolution from local sportscasters being stars to the rise of social media and athlete-driven content.
  • Mentorship from Chet Coppock: Steve remembers Chet’s kindness, support, and work ethic during his internship, highlighting his influence on his career.
  • Golden Age of Local Sportscasters: Steve reminisces about the 70s-90s era of local sportscaster prominence, contrasting it with the current athlete and influencer-driven landscape.
  • Chicago Dream Realized: Why working in his hometown was a dream come true for Steve, and covering Chicago teams like the Bulls and Blackhawks were career highlights.
  • 30 Years of “The Golf Scene”: How Steve’s passion for golf and adaptability to changing media trends contributed to the show’s success, with interviews being a key element.
  • Golf Influencers and Mixed Feelings: Steve acknowledges the influence of golf influencers like Paige Spiranac, appreciating their reach while noting concerns about potential sensationalism.
  • Remembering Chicago Golf Media Legends: We pay tribute to influential figures like Charles Bartlett and Herb Graffis, lamenting the decline in golf media professionals.
  • Potential Illinois Golf Hall of Fame Recognition: Our opinion why Kashul’s contributions deserve recognition in the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame, and Steve’s continued dedication to promoting golf.


Walter Lis

Walter Lis is the managing editor of Chicago Golf Report. Launched in 2010, Chicago Golf Report is the most visited website on Chicago golf and is one of the top ten most popular local golf websites in the country. We are a digital-only news and information resource covering everything golf in Chicago and its suburbs, providing the latest news about local golf facilities, golf events, golf instruction and even golf business.

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