About From the Rough

PGA Pros John Gerber and Chris Bussell along with Timm “IndyCarTim” Hamm discuss all things PGA and USGA and entertain some special guests along the way!  Well include Johnnys picks and predictions for each tournament and cover betting lines too!


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John Gerber

John Gerber
John is a native of Columbus, Ohio and has been a PGA member since 2008. He starting his teaching career at Bridgeview Golf Center and has been an instructor at great venues such as TPC Eagle Trace and Wedgewood CC. He has played in over 30 World National Opens including the Argentina Open, Mexican Open, Puerto Rican Open and Panama Open while competing on the European Challenge Tour and PGA Tour South America. John has worked on his game with and studied David Leadbetter, Brian Mogg and Jim McLean. John has over 25 years of teaching and playing experience and works with players of all skill levels from tour players to beginners to get the maximum understanding and enjoyment out of the game.

Chris Bussell

Chris Bussell

Chris “Bus, CBus, Busman” Bussell is a native of Dublin, Ohio, one of the meccas of golf in the country. He started playing at age 7, always attending the Memorial Tournament hosted by one of the games best, Jack Nicklaus. His competitive career began in middle school, continued to high school where his Dublin Coffman Shamrocks competed against Ohio’s best in Division 1 golf. The Shamrocks finished 5th in the state his Junior year, and 3rd his Senior year. Chris then accepted a scholarship to the University of Findlay where he set multiple records as a freshman. Following his four year college golf career Chris began his path in the golf business at Tartan Fields in Dublin. He worked his way up as an assistant golf professional at Browns Run CC, Wedgewood Golf & CC, Kansas City Country Club. Chris then accepted the Head Golf Professional position at historic Oakwood CC in Kansas City. After two years, he decided to expand his expertise in the golf business and took over the GM role at The Highlands Performance Golf Center in Carrollton, TX. Chris has been a proud supporter of the PGA of America, Growing the game of golf, supporting junior golf programs, and growing the golf business.

He has served on several committees within the PGA along with competing with some of the games greatest players. Continuing to challenge himself and grow his knowledge, he hopes to be involved on the national level with the PGA of America.

Timm “IndyCarTim” Hamm

Timm “IndyCarTim” Hamm

Timm Hamm earned the moniker “IndyCarTim” while co-hosting a motorsports radio talk show in the early 90’s.  Since then, he made it a point to fill his sports brain with as much football, basketball, hockey, and baseball knowledge, both useful and useless, as possible.  The moniker stuck, though, and now more than 25 years later it’s become a name recognized throughout the area.

Timm is currently a contributor to CowboysSI.com covering the Dallas Cowboys and NFL, as well as a credentialed media member covering the XFL and Dallas Renegades.  He co-hosts The Drunk Sports Podcast, Teague’s Take with George Teague, and The Dallas Cowboys Blitzcast, all DSP Media productions.  When not podcasting, he spends his day watching sports, entertaining his children, and grooming his beard.


5/5/2021 – ‘Super Sam’ Wins Valspar and ‘Mad Max’ Defends The Wells Fargo!

4/7/2021 -Hello, Friends!

3/17/2021 -Dustin Johnson Hates America?

3/10/2021 – How Long Is Bryson’s? [For Real] | We’ll discuss this past weekend’s Arnold Palmer Invitational and Bryson Dechambeau’s victory and showboating from the tee. We’ll preview The Players Championship from the TPC at Sawgrass this weekend and discuss johnny’s picks for the winners!

3/3/2021 – W T F Matthew Wolff?? | Was Gary Player really that good? | WGC/Puerto Rico Open Recaps and we preiew the Arnold Palmer Invitational

2/24/2021 – What’s Wrong With Tony Finau? | Genesis Recap | WGC and Puerto Rico Open Preview and Picks

2/10/2021 – Go To Hell, Brooks Koepka! | Bring Back The Bucket Hat! | Waste Management Recap | AT&T Preview

2/3/2021 – Patrick Reed Controversy | Farmers Insurance Open Recap | Waste Management Phoenix Open Preview | Johnnys’ Picks | Where’s Mills?

1/27/2021 – Is the PGA move to Southern Hills good for golf? | Tiger Pt 2 Discussion | The Amex Recap | Farmers Open Preview | Johnny’s picks

1/20/2021 – Sony Open Review | The Amex Preview | ‘Tiger’ Pt 1 Discussion | Johnny’s Picks!

1/13/2021 – Sentry Review | Sony Open Preview | Johnny’s Picks!

11/19/2020 – Masters Recap | RSM Classic Preview | Why Bus Hates Playing With Amateurs

11/11/2020 – 2020 Masters Preview

9/17/2020 – Safeway Open Review and Gerb’s picks for the upcoming US Open

9/13/2020 – Tour Championship | Safeway Open

8/28/2020 – Northern Trust and Korn Ferry Scarlet recaps | BMW Preview | Matthew Wolf Challenge

8/15/2020 – PGA Pro Gerry Hammond | 2020 PGA Championship

Contact Us

Email: FromTheRoughPGA@Gmail.com

On Twitter:
From the Rough – @FromTheRoughPGA
John Gerber – @jgerberpgapro
Chris Bussell – @therealCBUS

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