About Us

The Faces Behind The Mic

Show Hosts

Frank Bassett

Show Host

The founder of GOLF TALK AMERICA™ is Frank A. Bassett.  With extensive experience in developing multiple businesses, promotions, marketing and sales, Frank has the experience necessary for working within the sports industry, the entertainment industry and the business community for building and operating all aspects of Golf Talk America ™ Corporation

As founder and CEO of Golf Talk America™ Frank brings an extensive background in executive management experience as well as sales and marketing expertise.  Frank, a graduate of The University of Mississippi, has been instrumental in developing new and innovative products with many companies that produced new revenue streams, successfully implemented product launches, and increased profits for shareholders.  Frank has served as an executive and / or worked with Eastman Kodak, Fuji Photo Film, NEC America, Dataplex Corporation, 3M Company and IBM over his extensive career.  His vast experience in relationship management and driving revenue will prove invaluable as he leads Golf Talk America ™ Corporation.

Frank’s skills have taken him from the management suite into the “On Air Personality” chair as he also Co-Host’s the PGA TOUR’s broadcast of Golf Talk America.

Frank’s love of golf began at an early age but his love of the business of sports entertainment, hospitality and management became an even greater love.  His understanding of the need for “inclusion” for all within the sports world only adds to his drive to make Golf Talk America™ the “GO TO” authority on “All Things Golf”

“All sporting events are much more than just games.  The sports environment provides lifestyle opportunities that allow patrons to enhance existing business relationships, develop new business opportunities and provide customer enhancement experiences necessary to maintain and grow the corporate revenue stream.”

Timm Matthews

Show Host

Timm has been a sports anchor-reporter in Dallas/Ft. Worth for 35 years.  Timm was a sports anchor at KXAS-TV NBC-5 and then at KTVT-TV CBS-11 for 21 years.

Timm is an on-site announcer for PGA Tour Radio and Sirius/XM for PGA Tour events around the country.

He also hosts a daily, national golf talk show “Golf Talk America” on PGA Tour Radio, also heard on iTunes, Stitcher, Tune In and iHeart Radio.

He is the host for “The GAME with Timm Matthews” on CBS Radio in Dallas since 2007.

In radio he has been the host of numerous shows including weekly Dallas Cowboys shows over the years with Emmitt Smith, Jason Garrett and Tony Dorsett.

Timm has also hosted a nightly sports talk show “The Timm Matthews Show” on Sports Radio 1310 “The Ticket” in Dallas.

Timm was the host of “Destination Travel and Golf” a national golf show that was carried on Fox Sports Southwest in Dallas and seen in 38 states around the country.

Timm was the studio host for the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers pre-game and post-game shows on Fox Sports Southwest

Timm is also host for both the “World Long Drive Championship” and the “Pinnacle Distance Challenge” televised on ESPN and Golf Channel for 15 years.

He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Scoreboard Magazine, covering sports in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area since 2008.

Timm has been on several local charitable boards including Cystic Fibrosis, American Cancer Society, Dallas Academy, Meadowview School. He is a regular Emcee for charity events and fund raisers around Dallas/Ft. Worth.

He is married to his wife Meshea and has 2 children, a daughter Taylor and a son Logan.

Laura Bryna

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT HOST

Laura Bryna is a force of nature, a throwback to the all-around entertainers who can’t just sing, dance and act, but is a radio talk show host, a children’s book author and an outspoken advocate for our military. Her new music, produced with Grammy-winner Damon Sharpe (Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Big Time Rush), represents a major stylistic shift for the country star.

The first new track, “Sweet Revenge,” is a banging ‘80s New Wave number that recalls Blondie, even though it’s Damon Sharpe production that puts it firmly on the cutting edge.“It’s been an amazing experience working with Laura on her ‘reinvention,’” says Sharpe. “She is a true talent and has a clear vision of who she is, while still being open to creative input. I think her fans will be pleasantly surprised with the new sound we have crafted.”

“I want to continue making music and seeing where the dream takes me,” says Bryna, who is taking acting lessons “just in case.” “Music is like a tree, with all those branches coming from it representing opportunities. I’m prepared for whatever life has in store.”

Laura has attracted some pretty impressive collaborators on her path. “For me, it’s the whole team that makes my wishes come true,” she says. “This is no ‘I’ in team. When you work as hard as we do, to finally see it all start to come together is a ‘pinch-me’ moment.”

Brendan Sweeney

Guest Host

Brendan has been around Golf since the age of 11 where he started as a caddie at Medinah Country Club; outside of Chicago. He had the pleasure of caddying through high school and college. The pinnacle of that experience was caddying in the 1983 Western Open. Medinah also gave the opportunity to work at the 1988 Senior U.S. Open and the 1990 U.S. Open.
In the early 1990’s, Brendan worked in the film & television industry in Chicago. In 1996 he relocated to Orlando, Florida where he worked at Century III at Universal Studios handling video production sales and marketing where he developed business relationships with The Golf Channel, PGA of America, The PGA Tour, LPGA & USGA.
In 2009, Brendan began his working with the French Lick Resort with the goal of developing the resort as a premier golf destination. By using his strength as a public relation strategist, he has delivered on that goal through championship tournament development and golf revenue for the resort. The results have been outstanding, earning the resort awards and designations throughout the golf and travel industry.
Since 2009, French Lick has hosted 25 Golf Championships, representing ten different golf organizations. He has planned and executed numerous Media Days, FAM Trips, Radio and Television interviews, produced video news releases, interviewed players and guests for international and national television. He has a strong knowledge of the game of golf and is widely known in the inner circles of golf.
Brendan has strong family ties. He has been married to his lovely bride for 20 years, has three beautiful children, and two very active dogs. He is very involved with local and national charities and currently sits on two golf committees. He also is a regular guest host on Golf Talk America.

About Our Podcast

Golf Talk America has been part of The PGA TOUR family for over 7 years and in 2020 is launching our very own platform, THE GOLF TALK AMERICA NETWORK.  With the new decade comes more coverage of ALL TOURS as well as MUSIC, SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT and TRAVEL.  MORE CELEBRITY’S, PLAYERS, CADDYS, MUSICIANS, ACTORS plus MOVERS & SHAKERS from around the world.