Barstool’s ForePlay Pod Making Changes – Rapaport In, Lurch Out

One of the top golf brands and podcasts are making changes. 

Barstool’s ForePlay Pod announced the addition of veteran golf writer Dan Rapaport on Monday morning. 

Rapaport comes to Barstool from Golf Digest and Sports Illustrated before that. 

“For the last five years I’ve been traveling around the world, writing about and getting to know the best golfers on the planet, first at Sports Illustrated and then at Golf Digest. These are two of the truly iconic legacy media brands in America, and my name graced their pages, and 12-year-old Danny would be beaming with pride. But 27-year-old Danny couldn’t shake the desire to do something different,” writes Rapaport in a blog on Barstool. 

Dan Rapaport PHOTO: Twitter

Rapaport will still be writing, but also will be a regular on the ForePlay Podcast, as well as, working with merchandise and events. 

Meanwhile, it appears that Lurch will be taking a significant step back. 

“ForePlay cut me out of the money going forward. I’ll be on the show sparingly, but last week they kind of told me ‘hey this is what is going on and you’re out of the plans going forward. We are going to hire Danny Rap, and your comp here is up at the end of September.’ It is what it is,” Lurch said in a video posted to Twitter. 

Lurch has been a member of the group pretty much from the beginning, but also has a separate job.

He adds in the video that he wishes “the boys” the best and that he is excited for the future.

Lurch signs off by saying more content will be coming, so perhaps he has already signed on elsewhere.

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