Howard Milstein joined radio host Mitch Laurance on “Golf Connections” to discuss his passion for golf and his partnership with Jack Nicklaus and the Nicklaus Companies (Nicklaus.com). Howard related his own introduction to the game and provides an inside glimpse of what it’s like to work and play golf with Jack Nicklaus. This was an opportunity for Howard to discuss his and Jack’s most recent project — the Nicklaus ball — which combines advanced technology, a simple way to choose the ball that’s right for you, and an important charitable component, with customers contributing to the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.
[The following is excerpted from an article written by Jeff Gilder.]
Golf Connections with Mitch Laurance
Jan 15,2014 – by Jeff Gilder
Two influential men join host Mitch Laurance on Golf Connections, as Allen Wronowski, 37th President of the PGA of America and Howard Milstein, Co-Chairman and Partner of The Nicklaus Companies, offer insight and history to a great hour of conversation.
Mitch moves on to his next guest, Howard Milstein, and attempts to relate to listeners the monumental life in business and sports that Howard has lived. Mitch mentions Howard’s high level of accomplishment in business, from his Chairmanship of New York Private Bank and Trust, the Milstein Companies (real estate), the New York State Thruway Authority, the New York Blood Center, and more. He mentions Howard’s past ownership of the NHL New York Islanders, and then asks Howard to detail how he became involved with golf and eventually Jack Nicklaus and the Nicklaus Companies (Nicklaus.com). Listen to Howard’s interesting tale of his own introduction to the game, and to a fascinating and inside glimpse of what it’s like to play golf with Mr. Nicklaus, as Howard relates humorous anecdotes about playing in various father/son events with the Golden Bear. He then details his current involvement in the latest addition to the Nicklaus legacy, the Nicklaus Ball, and describes the evolution of the product, why both he and Mr. Nicklaus feel it’s important to those who play golf, and how the charitable aspect of the project is a key component in mixing the game with giving. His account of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation (NCHCF.org) is a moving one, and Howard details future plans for the expansion of the line to involve other children’s charities as well.
Mitch closes the interview by thanking Howard for his time and service to the game, and gives listeners information on connecting them to Howard’s own charitable work through the his parents Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation (paulandirmafoundation.org) and his own Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation (howardandabbymilsteinfoundation.org), both of which are also committed to bettering the lives of others.
Mitch closes the show by thanking his guests and listeners around the world, and reminds all that Golf Connections is produced and broadcast by the Zeus Radio Network for TheGolfDirector.com.