Get to know comedian James Davis, host of Golf Road Trippin'

The premiere episode of Golf Road Trippin' is now streaming on GolfPass.
James Davis hosts Golf Road Trippin', the newest series streaming now on GolfPass.

Golf is a funny game, so why not take a look at it through the eyes of one of America's up-and-coming comedians, who also happens to be an avid player?

That's the thrust of Golf Road Trippin', a new golf travel show that premieres on GolfPass today. Over the course of six episodes (the first of which is free to view even without a paid GolfPass membership), the show offers an offbeat, fun-forward look at a diverse group of golf courses that should whet golfers' appetites for exploration as travel and trip planning become more feasible in the late stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Up Next

Autoplay is paused

James Davis previews Golf Road Trippin'

The host: comedian James Davis. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Davis describes his upbringing as "hood adjacent" - safely ensconced in a middle-class neighborhood but close enough to the aforementioned 'hood (South Central L.A.) to be acutely aware of just how different life can be at either end of a city block. Davis explores this duality in his standup comedy, as well as in his Comedy Central show, "Hood Adjacent," which ran in 2017.

Golf is a theme in Davis' comedy, which mixes keen obvservation, personal stories and some clever wordplay. Like many of the most effective comics, he manages to make the audience simultaneously laugh and reflect on the poignancy of a subtle point he has made.

Davis admits that golf falls behind chess and checkers on the list of hobbies it's perceived as cool for Black people to have, but more than a punchline, the game is a passion of his; he played competitively through high school and still greatly enjoys his time on the course.

In this sketch that accompanies a clip of his standup on the subject, it is clear Davis has both a genuine love for golf and a sharp understanding of its cultural context and the racial dynamics and subtext at play when Black and white golfers meet.

Related: Comedian James Davis ready to change the way you view golf road trips

In the first season of Golf Road Trippin', Davis brings his unique take on the game to six golf courses in Southern California and Las Vegas, from a couple eye-popping resorts to beloved, affordable local haunts. To watch the first episode, which sees Davis attempt to duplicate one of Tiger Woods' most spectacular shots at California's Omni La Costa Resort, click here.

Comedian and golf fanatic James Davis is hitting the road and letting you ride shotgun for a scenic trip across the southwest, visiting some unique golf courses along the way. Jump in and see where this one-of-a-kind golf road trip will take you.

Tim Gavrich is a Senior Writer for GolfPass. Follow him on Twitter @TimGavrich and on Instagram @TimGavrich.
0 Comments
More from the author
7 Min Read
December 3, 2022
From brand collaborations to limited drops to resort pro shops, there has never been more variety in apparel and accessories for golfers to choose from.
1 Min Read
November 30, 2022
Hit the clubhouse, make a birdie?
10 Min Read
November 28, 2022
Modern golf dominates the Sunshine State, but there are plenty of antiques - both polished and unvarnished - waiting to be unearthed by adventurous visitors.
8 Min Read
November 20, 2022
GOLF+, an increasingly popular virtual-reality golf video game, brings an impressive simulation of the game into your living room.
1 Min Read
November 17, 2022
How many strokes is Chuck getting, anyway?
3 Min Read
November 16, 2022
Las Vegas loves over-the-top luxury. This offer combines some golf with insider access to the 2023 Formula 1 race on the Strip.
Popular
3 Min Read
November 7, 2022
A club fitting with the TaylorMade Performance Center at the Pebble Beach Golf Academy can help you find a new favorite club.
2 Min Read
November 20, 2022
New innovation brings unique products to improve the life of golfers.
7 Min Read
November 18, 2022
We cover every price point to make sure your favorite golfers get the gift they want this holiday season.
Load More
Now Reading
Get to know comedian James Davis, host of Golf Road Trippin'