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FREE golf lessons! Since 2005 GOLF SMARTER has been offering weekly insights and valuable information from PGA Pros on how to be a better, smarter golfer. Like you, host Fred Greene is searching for ways to improve and has learned that all the Pros agree; to raise your golf IQ and lower your scores, you need to Golf Smarter!
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Unlocking The Golfer’s Athletic Potential with Proteus featuring Founder Sam Miller

949: Summary Our guest is Sam Miller, Founder and CEO of Proteus. Proteus is a fitness technology that specializes in precision fitness, athletic training, and physical therapy services. While primarily a B2B product, Proteus is developing a remote training program for consumers, specifically for golfers. It offers a hardware system with a touchscreen and a library of performance tests. The tests measure multi-planar, rotational, and functional movements to provide targeted, personalized training insights. Proteus also functions as a resistance training tool, providing constant resistance throughout the range of motion. It has been used by athletes in various sports and has shown significant improvements in performance. Proteus is a tool designed to unlock athletic potential and improve performance. It is not just for beach muscles but for athletes of all ages. TakeawaysProteus is a fitness technology that offers precision fitness, athletic training, and physical therapy services.It measures multi-planar, rotational, and functional movements to provide targeted, personalized training insights.Proteus functions as a resistance training tool, providing constant resistance throughout the range of motion.It has been used by athletes in various sports and has shown significant improvements in performance.Proteus is developing a remote training program for consumers, specifically for golfers. Proteus is designed to unlock athletic potential and improve performance.The tool focuses on training along the force-velocity curve, emphasizing power and acceleration.Proteus helps tie individual muscles and isolated movements together into a cohesive movement more efficiently.It is beneficial for both young athletes and the aging population, as power is a biomarker for longevity.The future of Proteus includes widespread adoption and the use of data to deliver diagnostics and automated programming.***Summary and Takeaway were AI generated from riverside.fm, our recording platform.You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.   Become a Golf Smarter Ambassador this month (May 2024) by introducing an upcoming episode and receive ALL 3 of these great gifts, including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!US residents only Take advantage of this limited time offer!Request to introduce an episode to [email protected] @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code smarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code smarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off. 
5/28/202447 minutes, 43 seconds
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Invitation to Portugal for a Golf Smarter Adventure

tmigolf.com/golfsmarterWe're thrilled to invite you and your partner on an unforgettable Golf Smarter Adventure to Portugal from September 3-15, 2024!Experience the perfect blend of golf, relaxation, and romance as you explore one of Europe's top golfing destinations together. Non-golfers are welcome and encouraged to join us as host Fred Greene and his wife Joanne (non-golfer) will lead the way! It's an ideal opportunity to play on some of the most stunning courses, enjoy luxurious accommodations, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and breathtaking landscapes of Portugal with a loved one. The adventure is nine days, which starts and ends in Lisbon. After 1.5 days of sightseeing in the Capital city, we'll take a 2.5 hour private bus down to the coast to Vilamoura. We'll have lots of laughs, some great golf swag, and you'll even be present for a Golf Smarter recording session!Secure your spot today and be part of this incredible adventure as space is limited to 12 travelers! Deadline to register is July 15, 2024. For more details, download the informational PDF, and to reserve your place, visit tmigolf.com/golfsmarter or write to [email protected]. Prices are listed in English Pounds so that we can get the best exchange rate possible. Not included are roundtrip airfare, caddies, and gratuities. Many forms of payment are accepted. Don't miss this chance to create lasting memories with fellow Golf Smarter listeners.We can't wait to see you in Portugal!
5/24/202410 minutes, 56 seconds
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Play Golf At The Next Level! One Club at a Time with Tony Manzoni (RIP)

594 May 30, 2017: Tony Manzoni returns to discuss tips, insights, and strategies on how to be more consistent with each golf club in your bag. In this episode we explore improvements with your putter, 8 iron, and lob wedge. We’ve scheduled to have him come back next week to discuss more wedges, long irons, hybrids, fairway metals, and drivers.  You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.   Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes! *US residents only. Take advantage of this limited time offer! Request to introduce an episode to [email protected]. Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).    This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code smarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code smarter for free shipping on all equipment. This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.   
5/24/202450 minutes, 47 seconds
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If Tiger Asked Tony Manzoni for Help, What Would He Say?

457 October 7, 2014: Tony Manzoni, author of The Lost Fundamental, discusses what's ailing Tiger and what advice he'd give if Tiger called.You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.  Become a Golf Smarter Ambassador this month (May 2024) by introducing an upcoming episode and receive ALL 3 of these great gifts, including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes! * US residents only.  Take advantage of this limited time offer! Request to introduce an episode to [email protected] @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).    This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code smarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code smarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off. 
5/17/202428 minutes, 59 seconds
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Head at Address. Hitting Behind the Ball, and more from Tony Manzoni (RIP)

GSfMO#456 September 30, 2014 Tony Manzoni joins us for part 1 of an hour long conversation. In this episode we cover common swing mechanics issues experienced by most golfers, like hitting behind the ball, alignment, head position and more. Part 2 starts with Tony wondering what he would say if Tiger called for advice.You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.  Become a Golf Smarter Ambassador this month (May 2024) by introducing an upcoming episode and receive ALL 3 of these great gifts, including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.               • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes! * US residents only Take advantage of this limited time offer! Request to introduce an episode to [email protected] @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).   This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code golfsmarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code golfsmarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off. 
5/10/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ben Hogan's Secret Letter and The Lost Fundamental Short Game with Tony Manzoni (RIP)

438 & 439: Tony Manzoni, one of the most sought after coaches on the GolfSmarter podcast shares his life long pursuit of Ben Hogan’s secret to his golf swing. Years ago Tony received a letter written in Hogan’s hand that explains his secret to becoming a great ball striker. This is the complete hour long conversation that also covers a detailed discussion on the short game swing and how it differs than the full swing that is discussed in The Lost Fundamental.He also responds to letters asking how the full Lost Fundamental swing is affected by the short game swing.Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to [email protected] @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).  This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code golfsmarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code golfsmarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Graybar Electric. Graybar is a trusted and leading North American distributor of electrical, communications, data networking, and industrial products that supports projects of ANY industry … construction, hospitals, industrial plants, schooling, and more. To view more information on their services head to graybar.com. Yep, Graybar does that. 
5/3/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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A Good Golfer's Arms Never Pass The Body with Tony Manzoni (RIP)

GSfMO#409 November 5, 2013 - Topping the ball? Did someone say you lifted your head? Tony Manzoni gets pretty fired up about these misconceptions that many golfers have about those consistently frustrating errors like throwing the hands away from the body, bringing the club straight back, or rotating the body too quickly. In this Members Only episode, Tony explains why they occur and what to look for in a teacher who understands the mechanics of a swing.This is an invitation for you to join host Fred Greene and other Golf Smarter listeners for a once in a lifetime Golf Smarter Royal Adventure to Northern Ireland! We're playing 5 rounds over 7 days including:     • Royal County Down GC - Ranked as the #1 course in the world!     • Royal Portrush - Host of the 2025 Open Championship!     • Ardglass GC - One of the most beautiful courses you'll ever see!     • Royal Belfast GC - Home to the oldest clubhouse in the world!     • Ballyliffin GC - Recognized as the finest links course in Ireland!Deadline to sign up is May1, 2024. Golf Smarter listeners get an additional £200 off! There's only room for two foursomes, so bring a friend to share a room for greater savings. To learn more and register please visit tmigolf.com/golfsmarter . Price includes golf, 7 nights accommodations, meals and ground transportation. Not included are airfare, gratuities, and caddies. This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code golfsmarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code smarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Graybar Electric. Graybar is a trusted and leading North American distributor of electrical, communications, data networking, and industrial products that supports projects of ANY industry … construction, hospitals, industrial plants, schooling, and more. To view more information on their services head to graybar.com. Yep, Graybar does that. Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”. To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to [email protected]. Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).  
4/26/202435 minutes, 42 seconds
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Take Ownership of Your Swing. Now Repeat It! with Tony Manzoni (RIP)

#408 October 29, 2013 - Tony Manzoni is 77 years old and is still shooting par. Lucky for us, he’s also an amazing teacher who has been a listener favorite on GolfSmarter for a long time. Outside of teaching, his instructional book, and DVD, he’s coached the College of the Desert Golf team to 27 Conference championships. His book “The Lost Fundamental - One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available on Amazon. The video is only available through Golf Smarter. Write to [email protected] to request the private video link. Each have received rave reviews. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation with Tony. We get into more detail on swing mechanics in part 2.This is an invitation for you to join host Fred Greene and other Golf Smarter listeners for a once in a lifetime Golf Smarter Royal Adventure to Northern Ireland! We're playing 5 rounds over 7 days including:     • Royal County Down GC - Ranked as the #1 course in the world!     • Royal Portrush - Host of the 2025 Open Championship!     • Ardglass GC - One of the most beautiful courses you'll ever see!     • Royal Belfast GC - Home to the oldest clubhouse in the world!     • Ballyliffin GC - Recognized as the finest links course in Ireland! Deadline to sign up is May1, 2024. Golf Smarter listeners get an additional £200 off! There's only room for two foursomes, so bring a friend to share a room for greater savings. To learn more and register please visit tmigolf.com/golfsmarter . Price includes golf, 7 nights accommodations, meals and ground transportation. Not included are airfare, gratuities, and caddies.This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/golfsmarter and use code golfsmarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/golfsmarter, code golfsmarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off. This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off. Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”. To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to [email protected] @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).  
4/19/202432 minutes, 21 seconds
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Stop Topping The Ball....FOREVER! with Tony Manzoni (RIP)

GSfMO #328 April 10, 2012 Tony Manzoni, author of The Lost Fundamental, and longtime favorite of the GOLF SMARTER audience returns to discuss how weight shift and position can be the root of topping the ball. It's also the key to increased distance. Tony’s book "The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever", is available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle format. This is the first time this episode has been shared publicly as it was originally a Members Only episode. This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/golfsmarter.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off. This is an invitation for you to join host Fred Greene and other Golf Smarter listeners for a once in a lifetime Golf Smarter Royal Adventure to Northern Ireland! We're playing 5 rounds over 7 days including:     • Royal County Down GC - Ranked as the #1 course in the world!     • Royal Portrush - Host of the 2025 Open Championship!     • Ardglass GC - One of the most beautiful courses you'll ever see!     • Royal Belfast GC - Home to the oldest clubhouse in the world!     • Ballyliffin GC - Recognized as the finest links course in Ireland!Deadline to sign up is May1, 2024. Golf Smarter listeners get an additional £200 off! There's only room for two foursomes, so bring a friend to share a room for greater savings. To learn more and register please visit tmigolf.com/golfsmarter . Price includes golf, 7 nights accommodations, meals and ground transportation. Not included are airfare, gratuities, and caddies.   Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to [email protected] Smarter has been named by goodpods as #5 in their Top 100 All Time Indie Golf podcasts!
4/12/202435 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move - Better Golf Forever with Tony Manzoni (RIP)

GS#291 July 26,  2011Tony Manzoni, discusses his new book "The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever", which is available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle format. Also see exclusive video of Tony giving a lesson on GolfSmarterTV at GolfSmarter.com/tony.This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/golfsmarter.This episode is brought to you PutterCup. Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order. And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.This is an invitation for you to join host Fred Greene and other Golf Smarter listeners for a once in a lifetime Golf Smarter Royal Adventure to Northern Ireland! We're playing 5 rounds over 7 days including:     • Royal County Down GC - Ranked as the #1 course in the world!     • Royal Portrush - Host of the 2025 Open Championship!     • Ardglass GC - One of the most beautiful courses you'll ever see!     • Royal Belfast GC - Home to the oldest clubhouse in the world!     • Ballyliffin GC - Recognized as the finest links course in Ireland!Deadline to sign up is May1, 2024. Golf Smarter listeners get an additional £200 off! There's only room for two foursomes, so bring a friend to share a room for greater savings. To learn more and register please visit tmigolf.com/golfsmarter . Price includes golf, 7 nights accommodations, meals and ground transportation. Not included are airfare, gratuities, and caddies.  Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes! To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to [email protected].  Golf Smarter has been named by goodpods as #5 in their Top 100 All Time Indie Golf podcasts!
4/5/202432 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Single Pivot Swing - In Detail with Tony Manzoni (RIP)

GS#254 Oct 26,2010Tony Manzoni (RIP) returned for his second appearance on Golf Smarter by popular demand to provide details on his "Single Pivot Swing" which he believes was Ben Hogan's secret that was never revealed. A PGA instructor since 1965, Tony spent years studying Hogan's swing and breaks down the details in this interview. Since this was a Members’ Only episode, it’s nearly an hour long.This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/golfsmarter.This week’s episode is also brought to you by SEED. Trust your gut with Seed’s DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. Go to Seed.com/GOLFSMARTER and use code 25GOLFSMARTER to get 25% off your first month.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Graybar Electric. Graybar is a trusted and leading North American distributor of electrical, communications, data networking, and industrial products that supports projects of ANY industry … construction, hospitals, industrial plants, schooling, and more. To view more information on their services head to Graybar.com. Yep, Graybar does that.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by HIMS. Start your free online visit today at HIMS.com/golfsmarter for your personalized treatment options. Prescriptions require an online consultation with a healthcare provider who will determine if appropriate. Restrictions apply. See hims.com/golfsmarter for details and important safety information. Subscription required. Price varies based on product and subscription plan.Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).  Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to [email protected].  Golf Smarter has been named by goodpods as #5 in their Top 100 All Time Indie Golf podcasts!
3/29/202455 minutes, 54 seconds
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Golf Smarter Royal Adventure Invitation

tmigolf.com/golfsmarterGolf Smarter is very excited to invite you to an exclusive golf adventure to Northern Ireland. July 2-9, 2024. We're going to play five rounds together, including the site of the 2025 Open Championship, Royal Portrush. We've also secured times at the oldest course in Ireland, Royal Belfast. Other courses include Ardglass Golf Club, Royal County Down, and Ballyliffin GC.Golf Smarter listeners get an additional £200 discount from TMI Golf's original price. Want to save even more? Invite a friend and room together!There will be lots of laughs, some great golf swag, incredible golf with one of your favorite golf podcast hosts, Fred Greene, and you'll even be present for a Golf Smarter recording session!We've already secured times at the most sought after courses, and there's only room to two foursomes, so please act quickly. Don't assume you've missed out, write to us and get your name on the list! You'll be contacted with confirmation of your spot. For more information and to secure your space, write to [email protected], or sign up now at tmigolf.com/golfsmarterPrices are listed in English Pounds so that we can get the best exchange rate possible. Only things not included are roundtrip airfare, caddies, and gratuities. Many forms of payment are accepted. I'm very excited to play with you this year and check off some of the greatest courses in the world from my bucket list. See you in Northern Ireland this July for our Golf Smarter Royal Adventure!
3/26/20247 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Single Pivot Swing - Ben Hogan's Secret Revealed with Tony Manzoni (RIP)

GS#251 This is our initial introduction to the late Tony Manzoni from episode 251 published in October, 2010. It’s also the first weekly episode from our archives we call Mulligans that is now featured on Golf Smarter every Friday.Tony developed the Single Pivot Swing after extensively studying Ben Hogan's swing. Tony was selected by inventor Ted Caldwell as a knowledgable instructor who could explain the value of his new product (2010) called “Shot Watch” which was valuable swing aide that monitors rhythm, grip pressure and swing speed. Ted also joins in to provide more details.This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/golfsmarter and use code golfsmarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/golfsmarter, code golfsmarter for free shipping on all equipment. PXG.com/golfsmarter, code golfsmarter.This week’s episode is also brought to you by SEED. Trust your gut with Seed’s DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. Go to Seed.com/GOLFSMARTER and use code 25GOLFSMARTER to get 25% off your first month.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Graybar Electric. Graybar is a trusted and leading North American distributor of electrical, communications, data networking, and industrial products that supports projects of ANY industry … construction, hospitals, industrial plants, schooling, and more. To view more information on their services head to Graybar.com. Yep, Graybar does that.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).  Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”. To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to [email protected].  Golf Smarter has been named by goodpods as #5 in their Top 100 All Time Indie Golf podcasts!
3/22/202438 minutes, 11 seconds
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Use Match Play Practice to Enhance Stroke Play Success

919: Joe Hallett is a PGA Master Professional and one of America’s Top 100 Instructors. He’s also a favorite who appears regularly on Golf Smarter. Including being a wealth of knowledge on game improvement, you can be assured that he always has incredible stories about the PGA and LPGA Tour Pros that he’s helped to become some of the world’s best. His humor and warmth suck us into his orbit every time. In this episode, he talks about the variety of ways to improve your game, including the intangibles that we never think of that will bring us to lowering our scores each round. Learn more at joehallettgolf.com.This week’s episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Please visit https://BetterHelp.com/golfsmarter to receive 10% off your first month! This week’s episode is also sponsored by CalderaLab. Get 20% OFF with code GOLFSMARTER at calderalab.com to make unforgettable first impressions with the best gift this holiday season.This week’s episode is also sponsored by Indeed. Claim your $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/golfsmarter. Offer’s good for a limited time. Need to hire? You need Indeed!Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).This Friday on Golf Smarter Mulligans episode #235, our guest is golf course architect Jeffrey Brauer from a conversation in 2012 about the NFL’s only football themed golf course in the US. The Cowboy Golf Club in Dallas, TX. We also talk about contributing factors that influence the design of a golf course, including landscapes, owner/developers needs and player strategy. Golf Smarter has been awarded the #1 spot in their list of Top 10 Golf Psychology Podcasts by feedspot.com Check it out at https://blog.feedspot.com/golf_psychology_podcasts/.Golf Smarter has also been named by golfspan.com as one of the 10 Best Golf Podcasts for 2023, including being named the BEST GOLF PODCAST FOR YOUR MENTAL GAME. Check it out at https://www.golfspan.com/best-golf-podcasts.Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:• A box of ODIN balls of your choice with the Golf Smarter logo. ODIN Golf is the only golf brand that sponsors and pays everyday golfers! See our custom page at odin-golf.com/pages/golfsmarter.• A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com http://i.refs.cc/PpGqbWgd where you can choose from a large variety of styles of gloves in 26 sizes!• A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”. To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to [email protected] show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3264943/advertisement
10/31/202354 minutes, 27 seconds
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Irons Are Designed to Be a Digging Tool featuring Ben Alexander

913: Ben Alexander was named the NorCal PGA Teacher of the Year back in 2004 for good reason. In his long awaited return to Golf Smarter Ben “Walk Fast & Swing Slow” addresses many of the basic issues that most amateur golfers struggle with and how to address and improve them. Ben, formerly the Director of Instruction at Poppy Hills GC for decades is now teaching at Lake Shastina Resort in Weed, CA. *** This is the second time we're publishing this episode as so many people had trouble getting it last time****This week’s episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Please visit https://BetterHelp.com/golfsmarter to receive 10% off your first month! Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).This week Golf Smarter Mulligans episode #229, Jeff Ritter joins us for part1 of 2 conversations. This week’s episode is called “You’re Either Learning Or You’re Performing”.Golf Smarter has just been awarded the #1 spot in their list of Top 10 Golf Psychology Podcasts by feedspot.com Check it out at https://blog.feedspot.com/golf_psychology_podcasts/.Golf Smarter has also been named by golfspan.com as one of the 10 Best Golf Podcasts for 2023, including being named the BEST GOLF PODCAST FOR YOUR MENTAL GAME. Check it out at https://www.golfspan.com/best-golf-podcasts.Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:• A box of ODIN balls of your choice with the Golf Smarter logo. ODIN Golf is the only golf brand that sponsors and pays everyday golfers! See our custom page at odin-golf.com/pages/golfsmarter.• A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com http://i.refs.cc/PpGqbWgd where you can choose from a large variety of styles of gloves in 26 sizes!• A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”. To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to [email protected] show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3264943/advertisement
9/24/202357 minutes, 49 seconds
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Connecting Golfers To Golfers and Golfers to Brands with Cactus Golf Club

830: The Social Media landscape for golf is an enigma that has baffled many entrepreneurs. Matt Ericksen and his buddy think they’ve come up with a solution. Cactus Golf Club utilizes a private FaceBook group so that golfers from around the world can connect with one another, but it also provides up to 40% off on specialty golf brands so that you can find the best and the coolest gear all in one place. But there’s more! They even have golf trainings and video tips, golf lessons, and prize giveaways. Find them at CatcusGolfClub.comVote for Golf Smarter as your favorite golf podcast! Golf Smarter is one of only 8 golf podcasts on the shortlist of golf podcasts in the first ever Sports Podcast Awards! Vote for us before March1 at https://sportspodcastawards.com/categories/9This episode is brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Golf Smarter listeners get a 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with coupon code ‘GolfSmarter’. Why spend thousands on a gym membership that doesn’t focus on the best exercises for golfers? Join the thousands of golfers worldwide who do the 15-20 minute dynamic stretching workouts that are completely focused on improving your flexibility and mobility for golf. Our host, Fred Greene, went from a 11hcp to a 9hcp in just 3 months doing DynamicGolfers workouts each morning. In less than a year of doing it multiple times each week, he’s worked his way down to an 8! They have hundreds of workout sessions so you’ll never get bored doing the same routine. Try it free for 7 days and see immediate impact. https://DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 146 we speak with golf course architect Chuck Ermisch about golf course development and design as it gets more difficult to take advantage of limited opportunities to create new courses. Be part of the podcast! Record our episode intro from your phone, and get a year long membership to Dynamic Golfers. Write to [email protected] and tell us that you want to play. We’ll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. If we air your intro, you’ll win!
2/15/202248 minutes, 31 seconds
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Getting Your Child Started with Golf, Then Getting a College Degree in PGA Golf Management

829: Henry Stetina is a PGA Teaching Professional who, in 2019-20, was named the #1 Golf Instructor in New Mexico by Golf Digest. He’s also the Program Coordinator for the New Mexico State University’s PGA Golf Management Program, responsible for Player and Instructor Development. In addition to that, he is the Founder and Executive Director of the Las Cruces Jr. Golf Assoc dedicated to serving the community, and introducing children to golf. On this episode of Golf Smarter, Henry talks about growing up in a state not known for golf, the NMSU Golf Management Program, and getting your child interested in playing golf. And if that’s not enough of a resume, he is also the host of the Straight Shooter podcast.Vote for Golf Smarter as your favorite golf podcast! Golf Smarter is one of only 8 golf podcasts on the shortlist of golf podcasts in the first ever Sports Podcast Awards! Vote for us before March1 at https://sportspodcastawards.com/categories/9This episode is brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Golf Smarter listeners get a 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with coupon code ‘GolfSmarter’. Why spend thousands on a gym membership that doesn’t focus on the best exercises for golfers? Join the thousands of golfers worldwide who do the 15-20 minute dynamic stretching workouts that are completely focused on improving your flexibility and mobility for golf. Our host, Fred Greene, went from a 11hcp to a 9hcp in just 3 months doing DynamicGolfers workouts each morning. In less than a year of doing it multiple times each week, he’s worked his way down to an 8! They have hundreds of workout sessions so you’ll never get bored doing the same routine. Try it free for 7 days and see immediate impact. https://DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 145 is pt2 of our conversation with Rick Koscher, The Golf Better Coach, from 2010, where we discuss the value of playing a practice round vs focusing on range practice. Be part of the podcast! Record our episode intro from your phone, and get a year long membership to Dynamic Golfers. Write to [email protected] and tell us that you want to play. We’ll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. If we air your intro, you’ll win!
2/9/202249 minutes, 14 seconds
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Stop Fighting Your Putter! Featured Guest: Sam Hahn CEO of LAB Golf

828: LAB Golf, the putter company disrupter, has released a new putter called the MEZZ1 that won’t generate the teasing that their DF2.1 putter does, but as a Lie Angle Balanced putter, it will make your playing partners jealous with envy once they witness how much better you’re putting. Our guest is LAB Golf CEO Sam Hahn introducing us to their latest putter and explaining why this style putter is a smart play.Vote for Golf Smarter as your favorite golf podcast! Golf Smarter is one of only 8 golf podcasts on the shortlist of golf podcasts in the first ever Sports Podcast Awards! Vote for us before March1 at https://sportspodcastawards.com/categories/9This episode is brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Why spend thousands on a gym membership that doesn’t focus on the best exercises for golfers? Join the thousands of golfers worldwide who do the 15-20 minute dynamic stretching workouts that are completely focused on improving your flexibility and mobility for golf. Our host, Fred Greene, went from a 11hcp to a 9hcp in just 3 months doing DynamicGolfers workouts each morning. In less than a year of doing it multiple times each week, he’s worked his way down to an 8! They have hundreds of workout sessions so you’ll never get bored doing the same routine. Try it free for 7 days and see immediate impact. Https://DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 144 is a conversation with Rick Koscher, The Golf Better Coach, from 2010 where he discusses game improvement and answers a listener question about a struggling golfer whose game has dumped out. This is part1 of 2 episodes with Rick. Be part of the podcast! Record our episode intro from your phone, and get a year long membership to Dynamic Golfers. Write to [email protected] and tell us that you want to play. We’ll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. If we air your intro, you’ll win!
2/2/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 38 seconds
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2021 PGA Tour In Review and Game Show:”Major or Major Motion Picture” featuring Matty Blake

827: MattyB returns for his hilarious review of the 2021 PGA Tour Season and challenges host Fred Greene to a game he’s created called “Major - or - Major Motion Picture” Play along and share your score on Twitter @golfsmarter. Vote for Golf Smarter as your favorite golf podcast! Golf Smarter has earned placement on the shortlist of golf podcasts in the first ever Sports Podcast Awards! Vote before March1 at https://sportspodcastawards.com/categories/9Be part of the podcast! Record our episode intro from your phone, and you’ll be eligible to win an exclusive Golf Smarter prize! Write to [email protected] and tell us that you want to play. We’ll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. Every ten listeners who participate will be entered into a drawing for a box of balls with the Golf Smarter logo!
1/12/202251 minutes, 56 seconds
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My Personal History with John Madden as His Recording Engineer from 1982-1986

826: With the passing of John Madden at the end of 2021, host Fred Greene digs into his personal archives to share stories, recordings, and his history with Coach Madden. From 1982-1986, Fred was Madden’s recording engineer for a nationally syndicated program that Madden provided to the RKO Radio Network. Even though they only recorded for about 15-25 minutes multiple times each week, they would spend hours talking, laughing, and brainstorming business ideas. Our guest for the conversation is TV personality, radio host, and New England sports junkie, Matty Blake. WIN a box Golf Smarter golf balls and be part of the podcast! When you record our episode intro from your phone, you’ll be eligible to win a box of golf balls with the Golf Smarter logo! Write to [email protected] and tell us that you want to play. We’ll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. Every ten listeners who participate will be entered into a drawing for a box of balls with the Golf Smarter logo!Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! We are an entertainment service that is focused on enhancing every round for you. Just like caddies, we accept tips for services rendered. Please click on the DONATE button at GolfSmarter.com to show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much.
1/4/202235 minutes, 10 seconds
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Your Workout Routine And Diet May Not Be Helping Your Golf Game featuring Jeff Pelizzaro of 18Strong

825: Jeff Pelizzaro is a fitness instructor, golfer, and host of the 18Strong podcast. In our quest to find out how to become a better golfer through more information than just swing mechanics, we talk to Jeff about how some workout routines, like swimming, yoga, running, TRX, and others may not be the best way to help your golf game. WIN a box Golf Smarter golf balls and be part of the podcast! When you record our episode intro from your phone, you’ll be eligible to win a box of golf balls with the Golf Smarter logo! Write to [email protected] and tell us that you want to play. We’ll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. Every ten listeners who participate will be entered into a drawing for a box of balls with the Golf Smarter logo!Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! We are an entertainment service that is focused on enhancing every round for you. Just like caddies, we accept tips for services rendered. Please click on the DONATE button at GolfSmarter.com to show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much.
12/28/202156 minutes, 36 seconds
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After a Career in Manufacturing Jeff Perez Bought a Golf Course. Then Asked, Now What?

824: Jeff Perez lives in the small town in Parsons, Kansas. Ninety-five years ago, the MKT Railroad built a 9 hole course that is still around today. It’s open mainly because after his career in manufacturing, Jeff quit his job and bought the course. He was in for a big surprise that just keeping the doors open was not enough to keep it running. In this episode we meet Jeff and hear what it takes to operate your own golf business when you know nothing about the business or the industry. WIN a box Golf Smarter golf balls and be part of the podcast! When you record our episode intro from your phone, you’ll be eligible to win a box of golf balls with the Golf Smarter logo! Write to [email protected] and tell us that you want to play. We’ll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. Every ten listeners who participate will be entered into a drawing for a box of balls with the Golf Smarter logo!Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! We are an entertainment service that is focused on enhancing every round for you. Just like caddies, we accept tips for services rendered. Please click on the DONATE button at GolfSmarter.com to show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much.
12/21/202138 minutes, 44 seconds
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What PGA Instructors Discuss About Teaching Golf When They're Together

823: PGA Master Professional Joe Hallett returns to share insights from the recent Golf Magazine’s Top 100 PGA Teaching Summit and what it is that PGA Teaching Professionals discuss when they get together. We also learn why the classic “Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf” is still relevant sixty-four years after it first hit the shelves. WIN a box Golf Smarter golf balls and be part of the podcast! When you record our episode intro from your phone, you’ll be eligible to win a box of golf balls with the Golf Smarter logo! Write to [email protected] and tell us that you want to play. We’ll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. Every ten listeners who participate will be entered into a drawing for a box of balls with the Golf Smarter logo!Golf Smarter is also brought to you by CalderaLab.com maker of The Good, the best natural face serum for men, according to GQ Magazine. During the holidays, Golf Smarter listeners get 30% off your first purchase at calderalab.com with checkout code ‘golfsmarter’. It’s their biggest sale of the year!Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! We are an entertainment service that is focused on enhancing every round for you. Just like caddies, we accept tips for services rendered. Please click on the DONATE button at GolfSmarter.com to show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 139 is a conversation with Scott Seifferlein who claims that he can cure your slice in 5 swings or less. He also offers "Rules for New Golfers" that makes golf more fun for newbies and those around them. Check him out at GrandRapidsGolfLessons.com This episode was recorded the week after the 2010 US Open, so there may be some historic references that puts perspective on how the game and it’s players have evolved.
12/14/20211 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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Improve How You Move & Slow Your Aging Process Through High Intensity Workouts with Pete McCall

822: Pete McCall is a fitness expert who is resource for accurate, in-depth insight on how to get results from exercise. He is often quoted in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Men’s Fitness, and Shape Magazine. His books, “Ageless Intensity” and “Smarter Workouts” are the topic of this week’s episode. Pete’s also the host of the All About Fitness podcast. PeteMcCallFitness.comWIN a box Golf Smarter golf balls and be part of the podcast! When you record our episode intro from your phone, you’ll be eligible to win a box of golf balls with the Golf Smarter logo! Write to [email protected] and tell us that you want to play. We’ll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. Every ten listeners who participate will be entered into a drawing for a box of balls with the Golf Smarter logo!Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! We are an entertainment service that is focused on enhancing every round for you. Just like caddies, we accept tips for services rendered. Please click on the DONATE button at GolfSmarter.com to show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Even a small monthly donation is a huge help to keeping Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter going for a long time. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 138 from 2010, we sit down in the exercise studio of TPI Certified Instructor Ann Grassel to learn how to get more power and have less pain on your golf swing.
12/7/202156 minutes, 24 seconds
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Every Good Golf Shot Should Add Up to100 from Backswing to Follow Through

821: After a round of golf together at Foxtail North in Northern California, Jamie Zimron, the Golf Sensei and host Fred Greene sat down outside the Pro-Shop to record an episode that featured tips on being centered, tempo & rhythm, and balancing each swing to total 100 from backswing to follow through. It’s the first time in over a decade that Fred & Jamie have played together and Jamie couldn’t believe how much better Fred has gotten from all the advice he’s gained doing Golf Smarter. Learn more about Jamie’s teaching at https://www.thecenteredway.com/. Engineering note, the recording was interrupted in the middle and at the end due to the batteries failing on the recorder. WIN a box Golf Smarter golf balls and be part of the podcast! When you record our episode intro from your phone, you’ll be eligible to win a box of golf balls with the Golf Smarter logo! Write to [email protected] and tell us that you want to play. We’ll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. Every ten listeners who participate will be entered into a drawing for a box of balls with the Golf Smarter logo!Golf Smarter is also brought to you by CalderaLab.com maker of The Good, the best natural face serum for men, according to GQ Magazine. During the holidays, Golf Smarter listeners get 30% off your first purchase at calderalab.com with checkout code ‘golfsmarter’. It’s their biggest sale ever!Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! We are an entertainment service that is focused on enhancing every round for you. Just like caddies, we accept tips for services rendered. Please click on the DONATE button at GolfSmarter.com to show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 137 is part 2 with Jeff Ritter after the release of his book “Your Kid Ate a Divot!”. This was previously a Members Only episode so it’s the first time it’s been shared publicly.
12/1/202144 minutes, 7 seconds
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An Innovative Course in England Is Growing the Game By Challenging Golf's Traditions. Guest: Paul Cunningham of Hartford Golf Club

820: This week our guest is Paul Cunningham from Hartford Golf Club in Cheshire, near the Liverpool-Manchester metropolitan area of England. This semi-private 9 hole course has a lot of competition in the area, but they’re pushing the boundaries of many golf traditions to help introduce new players to the game. We applaud Paul’s courage and hope that some of these new ideas at Hartford GC can impact many other courses and continue to grow the game. https://www.hartfordgolf.co.uk/WIN a box Golf Smarter golf balls and be part of the podcast! When you record our episode intro from your phone, you’ll be eligible to win a box of golf balls with the Golf Smarter logo! Write to [email protected] and tell us that you want to play. We’ll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. Every ten listeners who participate will be entered into a drawing for a box of balls with the Golf Smarter logo!Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! We are an entertainment service that is focused on enhancing every round for you. Just like caddies, we accept tips for services rendered. Please click on the DONATE button at GolfSmarter.com to show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Even a small monthly donation is a huge help to keeping Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter going for a long time. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 136 from 2010, is part 1 of 2 with Jeff Ritter. Jeff’s book “Your Kid Ate My Divot” is a not so serious look at golf with some very serious, helpful instruction.
11/23/202142 minutes, 16 seconds
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Don’t Expect Many Golf Holiday Shopping Deals This Year...with Tom Cox

819: Tom Cox, CEO of GolfBalls.com is not alone in his concern that the holiday shopping season for 2021 won’t allow retailers to showcase the usual sales promotions that we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing. Because supply chain issues have limited the amount of product on shelves, companies are concerned about selling products at a discount in November and December, then having nothing left to sell in January and beyond. Like the last few episodes, we also make Tom the Commissioner of Golf and get his best takes on what he’d fix if he were actually in charge. You might be surprised by his answers! WIN a box Golf Smarter golf balls and be part of the podcast! When you record our episode intro from your phone, you’ll be eligible to win a box of golf balls with the Golf Smarter logo! Write to [email protected] and tell us that you want to play. We’ll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. Every ten listeners who participate will be entered into a drawing for a box of balls with the Golf Smarter logo!Golf Smarter is also brought to you by CalderaLab.com maker of The Good, the best natural face serum for men, according to GQ Magazine. Golf Smarter listeners get 20% off your first purchase at calderalab.com with checkout code ‘golfsmarter’.Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! We are an entertainment service that is focused on enhancing every round for you. Just like caddies, we accept tips for services rendered. Please click on the DONATE button at GolfSmarter.com to show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 135 from 2010, we meet Bruce Stasch of HackersCentralOnline.com. A great resource to learn about various courses written by golfers who also struggle to break 90
11/17/202150 minutes, 54 seconds
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To Truly Enjoy Golf, You Must Embrace the Suffering! With Yips Whisperer, Jim Waldron

818: Jim Waldron, "The Yips Whisperer" from BalancePointGolf.com returns to provide his expertise on the Yips. So many golfers think they have it, but most probably don’t. If you’re a high handicapper, then your problem is probably your swing mechanics! We also talk about who actually invented golf and why suffering is a critical part of this game and important to achieve success. WIN a box Golf Smarter golf balls and be part of the podcast! When you record our episode intro from your phone, you’ll be eligible to win a box of golf balls with the Golf Smarter logo! Write to [email protected] and tell us that you want to play. We’ll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. Every ten listeners who participate will be entered into a drawing for a box of balls with the Golf Smarter logo!Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! We are an entertainment service that is focused on enhancing every round for you. Just like caddies, we accept tips for services rendered. Please click on the DONATE button at GolfSmarter.com to show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 134 from 2010, host Fred Greene sits down after a round at Harding Park in San Francisco with two young men from New Zealand who traveled around the world to play 365 rounds at different courses in 365 days.
11/9/202154 minutes, 1 second
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Barney Adams has Just Been Named Golf’s New Commissioner”…by me! Here’s How He’s Gonna Fix The Game

817: Barney Adams has never been shy about sharing his opinion on what’s wrong with golf and how to grow the game. In this episode, we appoint him Commissioner and challenge him to make the game easier and more accessible to a broader range of consumers. But he makes it clear that the PGA Tour and recreational golf are completely different beasts and shouldn’t be confused in achieving growth. We also discuss BGT, the new Stability putter shafts that Barney has launched this year and what makes them special. https://breakthroughgolftech.com/ Golf Smarter is also brought to you by CalderaLab.com maker of The Good, the best natural face serum for men, according to GQ Magazine. Golf Smarter listeners get 20% off your first purchase at calderalab.com with checkout code ‘golfsmarter’.Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 133 is the finale, part3, with Paul Hobart on his book, Banana Putting which is an effective system that can impact the way you look at putting and putting performance.
11/2/20211 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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The Father of Golf Simulator Software Wants to Help Set Up Yours…for FREE! Featuring Bill Bales

816: Golf Simulators started out as a computer game but as the software became more sophisticated quickly became a critical tool for golf instructors and players of all skill levels. Bill Bales has been a force in golf simulator industry for more than 30 years. He was the founder and producer of Microsoft Golf. Golf Simulators have become much more than game improvement, they’ve become home entertainment systems. Bill's latest venture is Clarity.golf focused on consulting and helping you setup the best system for your space, budget, and needs. Too many people aren’t exactly sure what they need and put the wrong system into their homes. Let Clarity.golf provide you all the answers you need and save you money, headaches, and arguments. Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! We are an entertainment service that is focused on enhancing every round for you. Just like caddies, we accept tips for services rendered. Please click on the DONATE button at GolfSmarter.com to show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 132 is part 2 of 3 with Paul Hobart on his book, Banana Putting which is an effective system that can impact the way you look at putting and putting performance.
10/26/202142 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Father & Daughter Golf Outing That Turned into a Parent’s Nightmare

815: Steve Ryan and his middle daughter Kaitlin played golf together multiple times each week, whether for 18 holes, or just working on their game at the range. But on April 19, 2020 while working on their short game, Kaitlin looked up and saw her father laying face down on the ground. She had learned CPR in middle school and jumped into action that resulted in saving her father’s life. A thousand people experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest EVERY day outside of a hospital setting, but only 1 in 10 survive. Unlike other heart conditions, SCA affects people of ages and requires immediate action to increase the chances of survival. Hear their incredible story and learn more about what you can do to because every minute that passes, survival decreases by 10%. Learn more at Medtronic.com/suddencardiacarrest. Kaitlin has started a charity tournament that raised over $31,000 for AHA and SCA Foundation. Follow their progress at https://www.facebook.com/thechipinforscaGolf Smarter is also brought to you by CalderaLab.com maker of The Good, the best natural face serum for men, according to GQ Magazine. Golf Smarter listeners get 20% off your first purchase at calderalab.com with checkout code ‘golfsmarter’.Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. Check out Fred’s video from his vacation of one of the most beautiful Par3’s in the world. #17 at TPC Danzante Bay. https://youtu.be/507t97qp8GwThis week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 131 is part 1 with Paul Hobart on his book, Banana Putting which is an effective system that can impact the way you look at putting and putting performance.
10/20/202149 minutes, 17 seconds
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Sir Nick Faldo, John Daly, Rick Smith, Jim McLean All Wear SQAIRZ Golf Shoes Because of Results.

814. Sir Nick Faldo. John Daly. Jim McLean. Rick Smith. All wear SQAIRZ golf shoes because they improve their golf game. A wild statement that usually means a paid endorsement. But that’s not the case. Each of these high profile golf professionals discovered SQAIRZ golf shoes on their own, tested them out and were convinced that these are the best golf shoes ever made. And now there’s science to back up some of these outrageous claims. Our guest this week is CEO and Founder of SQAIRZ, Bob Winscowicz and makes an important point. There’s only two points of contact in golf. Your hands with the club, and our feet with the ground. Listen to hear how the wrong shoes can rob you of distance, consistency, and swing speed. Check them out at sqairzgolf.com Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 130 is a pretty funny conversation with author of “Straight Down The Middle” Josh Karp. Josh wanted to find out for himself all these claims about the spiritual connection that so many golfers profess to achieve. So he took lessons from many of the mental coaches that have been featured on Golf Smarter including Fred Shoemaker, Dr. Joseph Parent, and Jamie Zimron. This book is about his adventure and mis-adventures to complete his quest. Originally published in 2010.
10/12/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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STIX Golf Clubs Deliver Style, Performance, and Results at an Unbelievable Price

813: Shopping for new golf clubs is never easy. Price. Performance. Style. Those are all important considerations, but not always in sync. Until now. Where else can you purchase a full set of well made, great looking clubs, with a bag and head covers for under $1,000US? STIX.golf! Host Fred Greene has just played a competitive round with only 6 STIX clubs (3w/6i/8i/52*/60*) and was blown away at the sound, feel, weighting, and results. He shares his story with CEO Gabe Coyne and gets more information on why these are great clubs for most skill levels, and as an extra set to have ready at any time. Here’s our affiliate link so they know you heard about them from Golf Smarter! https://stixgolf.sjv.io/a1KWOZGolf Smarter is also brought to you by CalderaLab.com maker of The Good, the best natural face serum for men, according to GQ Magazine. Golf Smarter listeners get 20% off your first purchase at calderalab.com with checkout code ‘golfsmarter’.Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 129, Jamie Zimron, our golf sensei, returns for part2 of BLISS Golf from her award winning video series. Originally published in 2010.
10/5/202151 minutes, 10 seconds
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If You’ve Seen a Wedge Used on Tour - It Doesn’t Belong In Your Bag! with Terry Koehler

812: Terry “The Wedge Guy” Koehler has spent his life in pursuit of creating the best wedge for amateur players. In this episode you’ll hear how the average golfer is getting fooled by purchasing wedges that we see on the PGA Tour. Not only do we not hit wedges as precise as the Pros, but their wedges are customized for every golf course they play in competition depending on the course, conditions, bunker sand, etc. Tour Pros precision and accuracy dictates that they can hit the stick from almost any location inside 150 yards, and still get a tremendous amount of spin. Do you do that? If not, then you should listen to this episode, especially if you’re putting new wedges on your holiday wish list! EdisonWedges.comGolf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 128 our golf sensei, Jamie Zimron introduces us to BLISS Golf in the first of two parts from her award winning video series. Originally published in 2010.
9/29/202152 minutes, 27 seconds
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Life’s Too Short to Play Bad Golf with YouTube Instructor Tom Saguto

811: Tom Saguto is a young golf instructor who has really caught the eye of a lot of golfers on YouTube. SagutoGolf has a lot of simple, but effective tips and drills that incorporate the Stack’n’Tilt method of ball striking. In this conversation we break down the elements of the swing, and what great ball strikers have in common. We invited Tom to be on Golf Smarter based on a suggestion from a longtime listener who is fascinated with Tom's SagutoGolf YouTube channel. Learn more at SagutoGolf.com Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 127 former PGA Tour Pro and Golf Channel announcer Andrew Magee returns for part two to burst the bubble of life on the tour. It’s not always glamorous and can be incredibly lonely, especially after 22 years! He also shares some of the issues that made him leave the Tour, even though he won four times…but lost 598 times. He also gives the crazy story of how he’s the only player in PGA Tour history to have a hole-in-one on a Par4. This episode has never been shared publicly before. Originally published in 2010.
9/22/202148 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Trackman Killer Might Be a Smart Golf Ball from Graff.Golf

810: Graff.Golf is working on a smart golf ball for your home/backyard practice sessions that will deliver the same helpful stats provided by incredibly expensive hardware used by teaching Professionals. In this episode we chat with a team from Graff Golf that includes Co-Founder & CEO Aaron Shapiro, Chief Design Officer Rowen Frazer, and VP of Content Development (and host of their podcast) Class A PGA Professional Sean Fairholm. We discuss how the idea was developed, how the product will work, overall value, and the benefits that will be realized by the average amateur golfer. It’s no coincidence that they’re being featured on our podcast as they say that this ball will help you Golf Smart! Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 126 former PGA Tour Pro and Golf Channel announcer Andrew Magee joins us in the first of two episodes to discuss why it’s important for Tour Pros to play in Pro-Am events, how amateurs need to learn how to separate practice and playing for better results, and more. Andrew is the only player in PGA Tour history to have a hole-in-one on a Par4 in a sanctioned PGA Tour event. We’ll get more into that in part 2 which has never been published publicly before. Originally published in 2010.
9/14/202158 minutes, 49 seconds
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You Don’t Need to Be a PGA Tour Level Talent To Hit Effective Chip Shots with Brandon Stooksbury

809: Brandon Stooksbury returns to discuss his first and Amazon Best Selling book The Wedge Book. Brandon is currently the Head Golf Professional at Metairie Country Club just outside of New Orleans, which has just been slammed from Hurricane Ida. Being without power or internet, Brandon drove 30 minutes just to get a cell signal so that we can record this episode. In the first part of our conversation, he shares what he, his family, and the golf course have been struggling through over the past week. It’s a longer than usual episode and we do cover a lot of information about how to improve your short game. Even if you can drive the ball long and straight, and can make an occasional long putt, if you don’t have a good short game, your scores will suffer. The key is to practice! We go over drills, concepts, and vital information on how to improve getting closer to the hole with your wedges. Find more at Stooksburygolf.com. Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 125 Dr. Joseph Parent returns for part 2 of introducing us to the book “The Art of the Mental Game”. Dr Joe also answers a lot of listener questions about making your mental game stronger and more effective. This was a Members Only episode originally published in 2010 and has never been available to the public before.
9/7/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 5 seconds
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What the Fastest Golfer In History Can Teach Us About Playing Slow Golf with Christopher Smith, PGA

808: Christopher Smith is an award winning PGA Teaching Professional, and accomplished golfer, and since 2005 (according to the Guinness Book of World Records), the Fastest Golfer in History! Chris holds the Speed Golf record by shooting a 65 over 18 holes in only 44:06. Yes. 44 minutes and 6 seconds! But how does that help us? You’d be surprised. We get into his details of how he plays speed golf, but we also discuss what speed golf can do for your mental game and overall approach to each shot you make. You don’t have to be a runner to appreciate what we discuss, but as a golfer, you’ll get a lot more from the conversation than you think! For more visit christophersmithgolf.com Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 124 Dr. Joseph Parent joins us again to impart his brilliant mental game advice and introduce us to the book “The Art of the Mental Game”. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by ReliefFactor.com/golfsmarter. If you have everyday aches and pains, Relief Factor is 100% drug-free and designed to be taken every day, so you can get out and stay out of pain.Go to ReliefFactor.com/GOLFSMARTER and order a 3-Week QuickStart for only $19.95.
9/1/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 52 seconds
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Simple Advice on How to Score Lower By Playing Golf Smarter with Erik Schjolberg

807: Golf instructor Erik Schjolberg returns to further his emphasis on practicing with feedback to learn how to correct your mistakes. We also talk about Tony Manzoni’s methods, the myths of lag putting into the “3 foot circle”, hitting from uneven lies, hitting out of divots and share loads of laughs. Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 123 we hear part 2 of our conversation with Tom Wishon, an outspoken leader in the world of custom club making. Tom answers listener questions on club fitting, custom club making, finding a club fitter, and what level of golfers benefit from being fitted. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by ReliefFactor.com/golfsmarter. If you have everyday aches and pains, Relief Factor is 100% drug-free and designed to be taken every day, so you can get out and stay out of pain. Go to ReliefFactor.com/GOLFSMARTER and order a 3-Week QuickStart for only $19.95.
8/24/20211 hour, 33 seconds
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2x Major Winner Collin Morikawa’s Lifelong Golf Coach, Rick Sessinghaus on Growing a Champion

806: Rick Sessinghaus first met Collin Morikawa when he was 8 years old. After watching him swing the club just a couple times, he agreed to work with him and has been doing so ever since. In only his second season on the PGA Tour, Collin won the 2020 PGA Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco and then the 2021 Open Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club in England. In this week’s episode we talk to Rick about how he taught Collin to “play” golf as opposed to hitting golf shots. We also discuss how we put pressure on ourselves that turns into tension in our bodies that result in less than optimal golf striking. Learn more about and from Rick at ricksessinghaus.com. Want to get a quick taste of the full interview, check out the short video preview on our YouTube.com/golfsmarterTV channel at https://youtu.be/kJJw8wvE1dAGolf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 122 we go back to a conversation with Tom Wishon, an outspoken leader in the world of custom club making. Tom speaks his mind on the then recent USGA rulings about the changes in wedges and explains how it's relevant to you. Check out the video of host Fred Greene paragliding off the Santa Monica Mountains and his incredible journey to the beaches of Malibu on our YouTube.com/golfsmarterTV channel. https://youtu.be/E0Hbg48D7OgThis episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by ReliefFactor.com/golfsmarter. If you have everyday aches and pains, Relief Factor is 100% drug-free and designed to be taken every day, so you can get out and stay out of pain.Go to ReliefFactor.com/GOLFSMARTER and order a 3-Week QuickStart for only $19.95.
8/17/202151 minutes, 26 seconds
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John Rahm’s Fitness Instructor Spencer Tatum Has Helpful Insights for Amateur Golfers!

805: John Rahm was a standout golfer in college and currently holds the 2021 US Open Championship. Part of his transformation that lead him to the top spot is due to his fitness training developed by today’s guest, Spencer Tatum. Spencer's unique approach to fitness, performance training, and coaching stems from being an elite college athlete and suffering injuries. He firmly believes there is a clear pathway for clients to reach their goals, which he is carrying out through the development of Tatum Human Performance system at thp.fit. Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 121 is more on the importance of fitness to play better golf. In part two with TPI Certified Instructor Ann Grassel, she answers listener questions about the differences between men and women golfers and hip rotation. In addition she'll provide stretches you should do before, during and after your round. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by ReliefFactor.com/golfsmarter. If you have everyday aches and pains, Relief Factor is 100% drug-free and designed to be taken every day, so you can get out and stay out of pain.Go to ReliefFactor.com/GOLFSMARTER and order a 3-Week QuickStart for only $19.95.
8/10/202147 minutes, 30 seconds
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Arnold Palmer’s 15+yr Playing Partner, Bruce Rearick, Shares Incredible Stories

804: Bruce Rearick is a globally renowned putting instructor and is considered a pioneer in putting instruction, putter fitting and putting design. For more than 15 years he was a golf professional in the Arnold Palmer organization and Head Professional at the Latrobe Country Club, in Latrobe Pennsylvania that meant more than 400 rounds of golf with Mr Palmer. As we heard from Josh Zander last week, Bruce is a putting guru and an even better story teller. And you’ll hear many gems, including one that he admits that he’s never shared publicly before. So if you’re a banker in Pittsburgh who’s played with Mr Palmer, DON’T LISTEN!!Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 120, so many golfers are on a quest to play pain free. Join the journey as it begins with this TPI certified Instructor, Ann Grassel, PT.
8/3/20211 hour, 35 seconds
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How to Hit That Great Second Tee Shot FIRST! with Josh Zander

803: Josh Zander, a fabulous PGA Instructor who can help any golfer be a better ball striker returns to dig into the mental game of playing golf and playing a golf course. Collin Morikawa has just won the 2021 Open Championship and attributed his success to playing the course one shot at a time, not hitting the ball farther or straighter than anyone else. There’s a lot to learn from that, and we discuss how to make that work for amateurs in this episode. Find Josh at ZanderGolf.com and download his free Zander Golf App. To get the most out of the app and get personalized care from Josh, use coupon code “SMARTER” for a discount on his annual subscription.Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 119, we discuss The 18 Biggest Mental Errors in Golf and How to Avoid Them with Ed Bradley who has practical advice that any golfer will find helpful. . Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter’ at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM/golfsmarter.
7/27/202152 minutes, 31 seconds
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Bobby Jones’ Grandson Dr Bob Jones IV on The Responsibility of Being Golf Royalty

802: Bobby Jones legend looms large on golf, but it’s even larger for his heirs. In this week’s honest and revealing conversation, we meet Dr. Bob Jones IV, grandson of Bobby Jones. Dr. Bob is a Clinical and Sports Psychologist, but is also the keeper of one of the most famous names in golf history. And he and his family all take the responsibility very seriously. Although the senior “Bub” Jones passed away when Bobby was a teenager, Dr. Bob has very vivid memories of spending time with his grandfather and the family stories about this physically challenged man who was loving and a disciplinarian. The family’s foundation that does tremendous charitable work can be found at bobbyjonescsf.orgGolf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 118, whether you've played your entire life or new to the game, basic etiquette is important to know and understand. The rules of golf are simple and most people can play without needing a rule book. But every golfer, should be well aware of golf etiquette. July 21 would have been Tony Manzoni’s 85th birthday. To learn more about Tony, please visit our dedicated page at GolfSmarter.com/Tony and consider a donation in his honor. Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter’ at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM/golfsmarter.
7/21/20211 hour, 50 seconds
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How to Get More Power From Your Golf Swing By NOT Swinging Hard with Jim Venetos

801: Jim Venetos is a unique golf instructor because he doesn’t buy into traditional golf instruction. But that doesn’t make him any less effective. Between his informative online presence and dedicated students, Jim has a huge following. We haven't spoken to Jim in over a year, but for his tenth appearance he doesn’t disappoint by providing helpful insights. Follow Jim Venetos Golf Academy on YouTube, jimvenetosgolfacademy.com, and @jimvenetosgolf. Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 117, we have a really funny conversation with former Tour Pro and CBS Golf analyst Gary McCord. Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter’ at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM/golfsmarter.
7/14/202157 minutes, 36 seconds
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Getting To Know Your Host at The 19th Hole

800: In celebration of our 800th episode, we flip things around and host Fred Greene is put in the guest’s chair and interviewed by longtime guest and friend, Jim Waldron. We learn how Fred started the podcast in 2005, stories of his personal and professional life, and how, as a recreational golfer, his golf game has been impacted by doing hundreds of game improvement interviews. Scattered throughout the episode, we also hear greetings and stories from Golf Smarter guests and listeners.Golf Smarter is a weekly entertainment service that enhances your game, so we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 116, we learn how your emotional muscle is the difference between a contender and a pretender with author and former tour player John Haime discussing the importance of emotional competencies. Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter’ at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM/golfsmarter.
7/6/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Challenge of Dancing With the Golf Course: It’s New Every Time You Play with Dr. Joe Parent

799: Dr. Joe Parent, author of Zen Golf, the greatest mental game book in golf history, returns for a lively conversation about managing expectations, pressure putts, mindfulness as it relates to golf, and the mental keys to repeating great golf shots. Find Dr Joe at drjoeparent.com, zengolf.com, and on YouTube at Dr Joe Parent. Once there you’ll find playlists on Zen Golf Q&A, and Guided Mindfulness and Compassion meditations. Golf Smarter is a weekly entertainment service that enhances your game, so we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 115, we visit with Eben Dennis who has a fascinating history of working with legendary golf teachers. We also discuss his book Power-Feel-Golf. Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter’ at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM/golfsmarter.
6/30/202156 minutes, 40 seconds
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Don’t Let Equipment Failure Prevent Better Putting with Raymond McMahon

798: Raymond McMahon from the UK is a retired engineer who was frustrated watching his grandson missing putts he should’ve made. So he did something about it. He created a carbon fiber putter shaft that is now being used by Tour players! Raymond is a Golf Smarter listener and wrote to discuss his putter shaft, his grandson’s climb up the national rankings, including winning a significant amateur event, and why his putter shaft consistently outperforms every competitor. Not unlike your caddy, or the beverage cart attendant, or the kid who cleans your clubs, Golf Smarter is a weekly entertainment service that enhances your game. That’s why we’ve added a Tip Cup on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 114, three time Long Drive Champion, Sean “The Beast” Fister talks about what it takes to be a successful long drive competitor, including his workouts and his mental game approach to the competition. Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter’ at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM.
6/23/202153 minutes, 5 seconds
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Stix Golf Clubs are Determined to be an Industry Disruptor with CEO Gabe Coyne

797: Gabe Coyne has played golf for years and wanted a new set of clubs but wasn’t in a position to pay $2500 for a full set and bag, nor was he interested in a starter’s set for $250. As with many entrepreneurs, he saw an opening in the marketplace and an opportunity to be a disruptor in an established industry. As with a lot of millennial consumers, he wanted a product that looked great, was made of high quality material, and fit into an opening that has helped start many Kickstarter projects. So was born Stix Golf. For under $1000 you can now purchase a full brand new set of beautiful golf clubs, that includes irons, wedges, putter, Driver and a bag, and not be embarrassed to walk onto the first tee looking like you found these in the used bin a your local golf shop. We are a Stix Golf affiliate, so make sure they know you heard about them from Golf Smarter by clicking on this link stixgolf.sjv.io/a1KWOZ We’ve added a DONATE button on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. By listening each week, you have a unique friendship with host Fred Greene and appreciate what he provides to the relationship. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This is your final call to participate in episode 800 of the Golf Smarter podcast on July 6, 2021. We want to hear what you’ve learned! Please share your greatest take-away from our show, or maybe you want to ask Fred a question that you need answered. Just call the Golf Smarter Hot Line at 415-761-1498 and leave your best take. We’ll include it in the episode! Deadline to leave your message is this Sunday at the end of the US Open onJune 20. If we use your message on the episode, you’ll win a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”!This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 113, Jaacob Bowden is a golf instructor and writer who is also the subject of a documentary called "Chasing The Dream" about a couple of athletes in different sports who are trying to make the big time. As of this December 2009 recording, Jaacob was working to qualify for the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach and the 2010 Open Championship at St Andrews. Jaacob also talks about the difference between swinging hard and swinging fast and how every golfer can achieve great distance and accuracy by eliminating tension in their setup and swing. Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter’ at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM/golfsmarter.
6/16/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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Increase Your Golf Clubhead Speed: Focus on Flexibility & Mobility with Bobby Aldridge

796: Bobby Aldridge of Bam-Metrics has spent decades as an athlete, student, and educator of physical movement who understands the aches and pains that come from the repetitive motions associated with golf. He has developed BAMmetrics [Bobby Aldridge Method], a proprietary system used by professional athletes that helps increase mobility, unlocks joints and eliminates dysfunction while alleviating pain, preventing injury and increasing performance. Learn more at bam-metrics.comWe’re on the countdown to celebrate 800 episodes of the Golf Smarter podcast on July 6, 2021. Per your suggestions, host Fred Greene will be interviewed on how his game has changed hosting the longest running golf podcast. But what have you learned? Please share your greatest take-away from our show, or maybe you want to ask Fred a question that you need answered. Just call the Golf Smarter Hot Line at 415-761-1498 and leave your best take. We’ll include it in the episode! Deadline to record your call is at the end of the US Open on Sunday June 20 to be included. 415-761-1498. If we use your message on the episode, you’ll win a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”!This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 112, PGA Certified Instructor and former Tour Player John Grund returns for part 2 of our conversation. This episode called “Secrets The Pros Don’t Want You To Know” has never been publicly shared before as it was behind our Members Only paywall in 2009. Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter’ at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM/golfsmarter. Golf Smarter is also brought to you by CalderaLab.com maker of The Good, the best natural face serum for men, according to GQ Magazine. Golf Smarter listeners get 20% off your first purchase at calderalab.com with checkout code ‘golfsmarter’.
6/8/202145 minutes
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The Struggle and Journey to Make the Symetra and LPGA Tour with Elizabeth Schultz

795: Elizabeth Schultz started playing golf at 13…and played in the Women’s US Open at 16! She was also a successful player in college. But today, Elizabeth is grinding it out to make the Symetra Tour and fill her potential as a professional golfer on Tour. In this conversation, she talks about her life on the road as she struggles to climb up to the LPGA Tour. I initially met Elizabeth as she was playing in the 2021 Women’s US Open qualifier at Marin Country Club. You may want to check out this episode on our GolfSmarterTV YouTube channel https://youtu.be/bMKGH48JL9U because instead of commercial breaks that you’ll hear on the podcast, we insert video from three consecutive holes that I shot while following her. Her caddie for the afternoon was J. J. Resnick, who was featured on Golf Smarter (episode785) as being President Gerald Ford's personal caddie. You're invited to follow Elizabeth's journey on Twitter @lizzayschultzWe’re on the countdown to celebrate 800 episodes of the Golf Smarter podcast on July 6, 2021. Per your suggestions, host Fred Greene will be interviewed on how his game has changed hosting the longest running golf podcast. But what have you learned? Please share your greatest take-away from our show, or maybe you want to ask Fred a question that you need answered. Just call the Golf Smarter Hot Line at 415-761-1498 and leave your best take. We’ll include it in the episode! Deadline to record your call is at the end of the US Open on Sunday June 20 to be included. 415-761-1498. If we use your message on the episode, you’ll win a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”!This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 111 we ask the question “The Perfect Golf Swing - Is It Really That Important?” as we speak with PGA Certified Instructor and former Tour Player John Grund. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation. Part 2 has never been publicly shared before. Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter’ at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM/golfsmarter. Golf Smarter is also brought to you by CalderaLab.com maker of The Good, the best natural face serum for men, according to GQ Magazine. Golf Smarter listeners get 20% off your first purchase at calderalab.com with checkout code ‘golfsmarter’.
6/1/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Ten Essential Keys to Mastering Pressure with author Jayne Storey

794: Phil Mickleson has just become the oldest golfer in history to win a Major by beating a deep field at the 2021 PGA Championship. He claimed that his keys to success were a change in diet, yoga, and meditation. In this episode, Jayne Storey returns to discuss the value and importance of meditation to quiet the mind and play better golf. “The athlete with the quietest mind is always the one who delivers the most fluid motion”. How’s that to grab your interest? Interestingly enough, this episode was recorded two weeks before Lefty's win. Golf Smarter listeners get 50% off her new book “The Practice of High-Performance” with “chi50” at chi-performance.comWe’re on the countdown to celebrate 800 episodes of the Golf Smarter podcast on July 6, 2021. Per your suggestions, host Fred Greene will be interviewed on how his game has changed hosting the longest running golf podcast. But what have you learned? Please share your greatest take-away from our show, or maybe you want to ask Fred a question that you need answered. Just call the Golf Smarter Hot Line at 415-761-1498 and leave your best take. We’ll include it in the episode! Deadline to record your call is at the end of the US Open on Sunday June 20 to be included. 415-761-1498. If we use your message on the episode, you’ll win a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”!This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 110 we hear the incredible story of Homer Kelly’s Golfing Machine with author of “Homer Kelly’s Golfing Machine: The Curious Quest That Changed Golf”, Scott Gummer. Players like Bryson DeChambeau, today’s modern day mad scientist of golf is a disciple of Homer Kelly. The first time Homer Kelly played golf he shot 116. He became obsessed with the golf swing and 6 months later, on his second round of golf he shot 77!! Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter’ at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM/golfsmarter. Golf Smarter is also brought to you by CalderaLab.com maker of The Good, the best natural face serum for men, according to GQ Magazine. Golf Smarter listeners get 20% off your first purchase at calderalab.com with checkout code ‘golfsmarter’.
5/26/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 28 seconds
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If You're Not Practicing Golf with Feedback...DON'T Practice! with Erik Schjolberg

793: Erik Schjolberg is a PGA Instructor in Arizona who learned early in his career that the best way to learn about teaching golf is by listening to, and watching other instructors apply their trade. With that mindset, he found and got hooked on Golf Smarter, which lead him to discover the lessons of Tony Manzoni. This was a blessing for him because Manzoni’s methods were similar to his. But he was surprised that he’d never heard of Tony before. In this episode we learn more about Erik’s teaching methods, how he encourages all his students to use the PerfectMotion App (episodes 771 & 772), and refutes many of the old wive’s tales that golfers are convinced are their own downfall.We’re on the countdown to celebrate 800 episodes of the Golf Smarter podcast on July 6, 2021. Per your suggestions, host Fred Greene will be interviewed on how his game has changed hosting the longest running golf podcast. But what have you learned? Please share your greatest take-away from our show, or maybe you want to ask Fred a question that you need answered. Just call the Golf Smarter Hot Line at 415-761-1498 and leave your best take. We’ll include it in the episode! Deadline to record your call is at the end of the US Open on Sunday June 20 to be included. 415-761-1498. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 109 we learn about the four different types of personalities that can be found in your playing partners. If you ever do business on the golf course, this is mandatory listening! Our guest is Jennifer Munro of GolfersMindRX.com. Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter’ at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM/golfsmarter. Golf Smarter is also brought to you by CalderaLab.com maker of The Good, the best natural face serum for men, according to GQ Magazine. Golf Smarter listeners get 20% off your first purchase at calderalab.com with checkout code ‘golfsmarter’.
5/18/202151 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Consistent Golf Summit Returns with an Impressive Lineup for 2021

792: The Consistent Golf Summit was such a hit last year that it returns for 2021 with an even more impressive stable of coaches including Sean Foley! This week on Golf Smarter, host Fred Greene is joined by Bo Watson, founder and organizer to break down each of the 15 presenters over the three day Summit. Bo is offering a no questions asked money back guarantee but there’s a tremendous $50 savings incentive if you sign up in advance of the live event which runs from May 25-27, 2021. Sign up early at consistentgolfsummit.com/golfsmarter for only $97US. Purchasing the Summit package also gives you tremendous bonus materials including videos, workbooks, audios and more. We’re on the countdown to celebrate 800 episodes of the Golf Smarter podcast on July 6, 2021. Per your suggestions, host Fred Greene will be interviewed on how his game has changed hosting the longest running golf podcast. But what have you learned? Please share your greatest take-away from our show, or maybe you want to ask Fred a question that you need answered. Just call the Golf Smarter Hot Line at 415-761-1498 and leave your best take. We’ll include it in the episode! Deadline to record your call is at the end of the US Open on Sunday June 20 to be included. 415-761-1498. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 108 we feature part2 with PGA Tour winner, one of Golf Digest’s America’s Top 50 Teachers, and coach to many PGA, LPGA, Champions, and Korn Ferry players, Stan Utley talking about his book “The Art of Scoring” and answering listener questions. Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter’ at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM/golfsmarter.
5/11/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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How Understanding the Yips Can Help Your Mental Game with the Yoda of Yips, Jim Waldron

791: Our Yoda of Yips, Jim Waldron joins us to discuss how the yips can impact your mental game, and teach us some of the causes, cures, and myths of yips. Jim has probably been featured on Golf Smarter more than any other teacher, and when you listen and learn, you’ll understand why. Find Jim Waldron at BalancePointGolf.com We’re on the countdown to celebrate 800 episodes of the Golf Smarter podcast on July 6, 2021. Per your suggestions, host Fred Greene will be interviewed on how his game has changed hosting the longest running golf podcast. But what have you learned? Please share your greatest take-away from our show, or maybe you want to ask Fred a question that you need answered. Just call the Golf Smarter Hot Line at 415-761-1498 and leave your best take. We’ll include it in the episode! Deadline to record your call is at the end of the US Open on Sunday June 20 to be included. 415-761-1498. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 107 we feature the first of two parts with PGA Tour winner, one of Golf Digest’s America’s Top 50 Teachers, and coach to many PGA, LPGA, Champions, and Korn Ferry players, Stan Utley talking about his book “The Art of Scoring”. Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter’ at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM/golfsmarter.
5/4/202153 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Business of Covid Golf - Where The Industry has Been and Where It’s Going with Tom Cox, CEO of GolfBalls.com

790: If you receive emails from any golf company at all, chances are GolfBalls.com is one of them. For nearly twenty years GolfBalls.com has focused on customization of balls, hats, towels, and a variety of golf products. They’re also the creators of the incredibly helpful AlignXL customized alignment aid on any ball you choose. Tom Cox is the founder and CEO of GolfBalls.com and is this week’s featured guest talking about his business, the golf industry’s prognosis post-Covid, and the advantages and struggles encountered as the CEO of a high profile golf company. We’re on the countdown to celebrate 800 episodes of the Golf Smarter podcast on July 6, 2021. Per your suggestions, host Fred Greene will be interviewed on how his game has changed hosting the longest running golf podcast. But what have you learned? Please share your greatest take-away from our show, or maybe you want to ask Fred a question that you need answered. Just call the Golf Smarter Hot Line at 415-761-1498 and leave your best take. We’ll include it in the episode! Get it in by the end of the US Open on Sunday June 20 to be included. 415-761-1498. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 106, is our last episode featuring the late Tony Manzoni for 2021. Tony had some pretty influential friends in the golf world, and he shares his best tips and insights this week.Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1. The Lost Fundamental video is also available online! If you’re interested, please send your request to host Fred Greene at [email protected]. Find out more about the fund and everything we have gathered about Tony at https://GolfSmarter.com/tony
4/27/202143 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Fluid Motion Golf Factor and Reading Your Fluid Cues with Steven Yellin

789: Steven Yellin, creator, author, and teacher of the Fluid Motion Factor, listed a testimonial on his website from David Leadbetter that sums it up, “It’s pretty simple. The Fluid Motion Factor Program will make you more consistent. End of story!” If you believe that your mental game contributes to lower scores, then this episode is for you. Steven’s revolutionary training program allows you to be more consistent. But this isn’t sports psychology, this is a neurophysiological process in the mind that EVERY golfer has to experience in order to produce a fluid golf swing. He’ll work with you one on one, but be prepared because in our conversation, he says you can’t afford it. But he was generous enough to offer Golf Smarter listeners a 10% discount on his online program. Something that’s he’s never done before. Find more at fluidmotiongolf.com. Special thanks to Tony Wright (ep787) for introducing us to Steven!This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 105, even though Tony Manzoni had tremendous success coaching the Men’s golf program at College of the Desert, he didn’t focus on Men’s golf only. Tony had tremendous respect for the women’s game and believed that amateur golfers at all skill levels could learn a lot from watching the LPGA Tour. He also spent a lot of time working with children who were exceptional golfers and had a future in the professional game.Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1. The Lost Fundamental video is also available online! If you’re interested, please send your request to host Fred Greene at [email protected]. Find out more about the fund and everything we have gathered about Tony at https://GolfSmarter.com/tony
4/20/202158 minutes, 27 seconds
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Simple Tricks Amateur Golfers Can Use to Play Like the Pros with Tiffany Faucette

788: Tiffany Faucette picked up a golf club for the first time as a teenager, and like most of us has been on a quest ever since. But for Tiffany, it included a successful college career, #1 ranking by Titleist Golfweek as an amateur, professional competition for more than a decade, playing in a couple Majors, and inventing a training aide that can be easily used indoors. Golf Smarter listeners get 20% off the regular price of $29.95US when you purchase the Impact Improver with checkout code ‘golfsmarter’. This discount is only available at ImpactImprover.com even though her products are available on Amazon.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 104, Tony Manzoni taught a very effective method of the golf swing that he learned from his years of intense studying what made Ben Hogan great. We discuss it in depth in this episode that is also available on our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel using an early video conference platform called Blab. This was a full decade before the world became comfortable with video conversation. This is the 7th consecutive episode featuring Tony Manzoni, one of our most requested teachers ever on Golf Smarter, who passed away in 2018. Watch the full interview here https://youtu.be/PdjjDk2eLGgTony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1. The Lost Fundamental video is also available online! If you’re interested, please send your request to host Fred Greene at [email protected]. Find out more about the fund and everything we have gathered about Tony at https://GolfSmarter.com/tony
4/13/202148 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Brilliance of Carey Mumford (RIP) and the Art of Custom Clubfitting with Tony Wright

787: Anthony “Tony” Wright is a custom club fitter, putting guru, and disciple of the the founding father of golf sports psychology, the late Dr. Carey Mumford. In this conversation that covers the benefits of being fitted for clubs, especially for high handicappers, we also talk about and share some of Carey Mumford’s “Clear Key System”. Dr. Mumford, who passed away in 2013, was on Golf Smarter twice (now available in Golf Smarter Mulligans episodes 16 & 26) so we share some highlights of those conversations. Unfortunately, Mr Mumford’s website ClearKeyGolf.com and his books “The Double Connexion”, “Golf’s Best Kept Secret”, “The Putting Book”, and “The Mental Game” are no longer available anywhere. Tony has his own podcast focused on clubmaking called Game Improvement Golf.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 103, is the 6th of nine episodes with Tony Manzoni (RIP). So many listeners confuse with Tony’s swing with Stack & Tilt. Tony addresses the difference and why Stack & Tilt may work for some, but will eventually create back problems. Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1. This episode is brought to you by GetMr.com. GetMr. Is the first dermatologist-developed skin health brand helping men build their healthiest skin without the hassle of multi-stop routines. The Daily is the first FDA-registered, 3-in-1 moisturizer, aftershave and safe 30SPF sunscreen that is formulated for men. GetMr. makes it as easy as possible to protect & refresh your skin #EVERYDAMNDAY. Visit GetMr.com and use our exclusive code ‘golfsmarter’ to unlock 25% off your first purchase. This is a limited time discount, so act now.
4/6/202152 minutes, 34 seconds
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The 4 Primary Skills for Putting from The Putter Book with author Brandon Stooksbury PGA

786: Brandon Stooksbury’s first book The Wedge Book is an Amazon Best Seller. His newest, the Putter Book is simple, direct, and really helpful. In this week’s conversation host Fred Greene challenges Brandon to give us a putting lesson by explanation only…and he succeeds! He breaks down in detail the four skills required to become a better, more consistent putter. They include green reading, start line control, speed, and attitude. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans is the 5th of nine episodes with Tony Manzoni (RIP). Beyond being a great golfer and teacher, Tony Manzoni had so much more to his life than the game. In this conversation we get into an interesting discussion of what it’s like to live in the shadow of a high profile father, then pursuing a career choice in the same field. Examples discussed include Steph Curry and Frank Sinatra Jr. We then continue to discuss taking your game to the next level one club at a time. The focus of the conversation is how many situations require wedges.Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1. The Lost Fundamental video is also available online! If you’re interested, please send your request to host Fred Greene at [email protected] This episode is brought to you by GetMr.com. GetMr. Is the first dermatologist-developed skin health brand helping men build their healthiest skin without the hassle of multi-stop routines. The Daily is the first FDA-registered, 3-in-1 moisturizer, aftershave and safe 30SPF sunscreen that is formulated for men. GetMr. makes it as easy as possible to protect & refresh your skin #EVERYDAMNDAY. Visit GetMr.com and use our exclusive code ‘golfsmarter’ to unlock 25% off your first purchase. This is a limited time discount, so act now.
3/30/202149 minutes, 45 seconds
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President Ford Collapsed In My Arms on the Golf Course! And more Caddy Stories from JJ Resnick

785: JJ Resnick’s best friend was urging him to come to play golf at College of the Desert, then tragically lost his life. Grieving, and being a typically confused 20 yr old with no direction in life, JJ left Oregon for Palm Desert and after meeting the coach, Tony Manzoni his life changed forever. Today JJ is a successful businessman with amazing stories that include golf, billionaires, and Presidents. In this episode JJ sits down with host Fred Greene to share his emotional memories. Make sure to check out our blog post from this episode at GolfSmarter.com to see photos of JJ with President Ford, Arnold Palmer, Freddy Couples, and Oscar de la Hoya!Now after hearing wonderful stories about Tony from JJ, don't miss Golf Smarter Mulligans #101 this week as it's our our fourth of nine episodes featuring the late, great instructor Tony Manzoni. We continue our conversation about Getting To The Next Level, One Club at a Time. Mulligans is published each Friday to help with your weekend round.Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1. The Lost Fundamental video is also available online! If you’re interested, please send your request to host Fred Greene at [email protected] This episode is brought to you by GetMr.com. GetMr. Is the first dermatologist-developed skin health brand helping men build their healthiest skin without the hassle of multi-stop routines. The Daily is the first FDA-registered, 3-in-1 moisturizer, aftershave and safe 30SPF sunscreen that is formulated for men. GetMr. makes it as easy as possible to protect & refresh your skin #EVERYDAMNDAY. Visit GetMr.com and use our exclusive code ‘golfsmarter’ to unlock 25% off your first purchase. This is a limited time discount, so act now.
3/23/202146 minutes, 30 seconds
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Barney Adams on the State of the Game, Equipment, The Wow Factor, and Breakthrough Golf Tech

784: When Barney Adams introduced the Adams Golf Tight Lies Fairway “Woods” (was the first to use metal instead of wood) in 1988 he changed the golf equipment industry forever. The last time we spoke to him in 2012 he was promoting the wonderful idea of “Play It Forward” for the USGA. A great idea that never really caught on. Now he’s showcasing his newest venture at Breakthrough Golf Technology after seeing that no significant innovation has been made to putter shafts for decades. But there’s so much more we cover in this very entertaining hour including the state of the game, golf on tv, his WOW Factor book and more. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #100, is the third of nine episodes featuring the late, great instructor Tony Manzoni. This time in the first of two episodes, we talk about Getting To The Next Level, One Club at a Time. Mulligans is published each Friday to help with your weekend round.Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1. The Lost Fundamental video is also available online! If you’re interested, please send your request to host Fred Greene at [email protected] This episode is brought to you by GetMr.com. GetMr. Is the first dermatologist-developed skin health brand helping men build their healthiest skin without the hassle of multi-stop routines. The Daily is the first FDA-registered, 3-in-1 moisturizer, aftershave and safe 30SPF sunscreen that is formulated for men. GetMr. makes it as easy as possible to protect & refresh your skin #EVERYDAMNDAY. Visit GetMr.com and use our exclusive code ‘golfsmarter’ to unlock 25% off your first purchase. This is a limited time discount, so act now.
3/17/20211 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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Your Wedges Were Designed for Pros, Not You! with Terry "The Wedge Guy" Koehler

783: Wedges are critically important to get the ball close to the flagstick. The Wedge Guy, Terry Koehler returns as this week's featured guest. If you’ve heard him on Golf Smarter over the years, or read his blogs, you know he’s frustrated with major club manufacturers who have not made any significant changes to wedges, other than those mandated by the USGA, in decades, even though drivers, hybrids, irons, and putters have all gone through game changing updates. His company, Edison Golf is proof that Terry walks the talk. In this episode, as always, Terry is opinionated, outspoken, and entertaining. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is the second of nine episodes featuring the late, great instructor Tony Manzoni. In this conversation, Tony goes beyond swing mechanics and talks about “Your Intent” and how it needs to be aligned with your performance, and visa versa. Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1. The Lost Fundamental video is also available online! If you’re interested, please send your request to host Fred Greene at [email protected] This episode is brought to you by GetMr.com. GetMr. Is the first dermatologist-developed skin health brand helping men build their healthiest skin without the hassle of multi-stop routines. The Daily is the first FDA-registered, 3-in-1 moisturizer, aftershave and safe 30SPF sunscreen that is formulated for men. GetMr. makes it as easy as possible to protect & refresh your skin #EVERYDAMNDAY. Visit GetMr.com and use our exclusive code ‘golfsmarter’ to unlock 25% off your first purchase. This is a limited time discount, so act now.
3/10/202159 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Science of Rethinking, Relearning, & Revamping Your Golf Swing with James Ragonnet, PhD

782: James Ragonnet, PhD, has a compelling new book called Your Inner Golf Guru: Developing the Golf Instructor Within, which contends that to improve your golf swing you need to take a systemic vs analytical approach. The Systemic method means that the golf swing is a sum of all its parts that need to work in cooperation. Breaking down those parts, the Analytical approach, is taking all the nuanced elements, similar to getting one tip from YouTube, another from a magazine, then adding something else from a buddy, is counter productive and could do more harm than good. James originally joined us in 2007 to discuss his book “Golf’s Three Noble Truths”. That episode can be heard on Golf Smarter Mulligans, episode 30. Both of these books are available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Your-Inner-Golf-Guru-Rethinking/dp/1683583981/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1WGX91EX03BMQ&dchild=1&keywords=james+ragonnet&qid=1614728602&sprefix=James+Rag%2Caps%2C211&sr=8-1 and https://www.amazon.com/Golfs-Three-Noble-Truths-Playing-ebook/dp/B0042FZW6G/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1WGX91EX03BMQ&dchild=1&keywords=james+ragonnet&qid=1614728619&sprefix=James+Rag%2Caps%2C211&sr=8-2By overwhelming demand, the next 9 episodes of Golf Smarter Mulligans feature some of our many conversations with the late Tony Manzoni. Tony was an amazing golf instructor who passed away in 2018. We first met him in 2009, and in the dozen or so times he was on the podcast with us, emails flooded in with more positive feedback than any other teacher featured. Tony’s book, The Lost Fundamental, One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever, which was out of print when he passed away, is once again available on Amazon including Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Tony+Manzoni&qid=1614728823&sr=8-1 . Tony’s video of the same name was also out of circulation, but can now be seen online. If you’d like to gain access please write to me directly via email [email protected]. Lastly, after he passed, we created a Tony Manzoni Memorial Golf Smarter Fund to benefit the First Tee of Coachella Valley. Your tax deductible contributions are greatly appreciated. Find out more at https://GolfSmarter.com/tony . 
3/3/202151 minutes, 57 seconds
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Mastering Those Scary Golf Shots That make You Question Your Skills & Buckle Your Knees

781: Josh Zander teaches golf at the Stanford University Golf Course and has been on Golf Smarter many times because his intrinsic understanding of how amateur golfers struggle with so many elements of the game. In this episode we talk about college golf courses, college golfers, the correct way to hit out of both fairway and green side bunkers, and more. Check out the ZanderGolf app for iOS and Android with video tips and direct opportunity to work with Josh remotely. As this is being published, we just got word of Tiger being involved in a car accident. By the time you read this, you’ll know more. But let’s take a moment of silence for Tiger’s full and speedy recovery. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 97 host Fred Greene takes a recorder to his first live PGA event, the 2009 Presidents Cup at Harding Park in San Francisco. Tiger was in his prime at showed once again to the world his strength, power, and skills. Fred takes you through the media center, the souvenir tent, and speaks to a variety of fans and volunteers during the round. He also was on #9 par3 when Tiger sunk a long putt that sent the crowd into a frenzy.
2/23/202157 minutes, 19 seconds
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To Draw or To Fade: That Is The Question…Or Is It?

780: PGA Master Professional Joe Hallett returns to Golf Smarter because he wants to help all of us be better golfers. Being a PGA Master Professional means that he’s one of only 200 PGA Members that are the teachers for PGA Certified Professional Instructors. He also has joined forces with the PerfectMotion app we’ve been talking about to provide you with instruction through the app. Joe usually charges $150/month to work with you through the app, but mention “golfsmarter” when you request having Joe provide instruction and you’ll get the “Even Par” special of only $72 for a month of remote coaching, or only $225hr when you visit Joe in person at the Vanderbilt Legends Golf Academy in Franklin, TN. Joe’s website is https://www.joehallettgolf.com/ Learn more about PerfectMotion app for iOS or Android at https://perfectmotion.io/ This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 96 we open our scrap book to 2009, when the Presidents Cup was held at Harding Park in San Francisco. The next day, Golf Smarter listeners drove North across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County (home of host Fred Greene) to play 18 holes at Peacock Gap Golf Course. After our round, we gathered for dinner and a live conversation between listeners and our special guest, Jesse Ortiz of Bobby Jones Golf. This was just around the same time the USGA made their ruling on wedge grooves that was the first step to controversial bifurcation (different rules for the Tour Pros and amateurs). Next week, tune in to hear Fred’s recordings from the sounds of play at that President’s Cup event in San Francisco. This episode was #200 of Golf Smarter from October 2009. We don’t replay every Golf Smarter episode for Golf Smarter Mulligans because, in this case, the previous two episodes were discussing technology and websites that are no longer relevant or available.
2/16/202158 minutes, 35 seconds
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If You Could Get 10 More Yards with Your Driver, What’s the Impact on the Rest of Your Clubs?

779: Roger Gunn, PGA returns to Golf Smarter to respond to host Fred Greene’s concern that increased yardage is a double edged sword. Of course we all want to hit the ball consistently, but we often speak of how much better we’d be if we could only hit it farther off the tee. There’s a lot more to gaining distance than a new club. It’s club head speed, flexibility, body type, proper mechanics, and fitted clubs. Let’s say you’ve achieved that distance, now you have to make adjustments with every club in your bag. Not so simple, right? If flexibility is an issue for you, then don’t miss this week’s Golf Smarter Mulligans (read on)! This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 95, Katherine Roberts, a longtime friend of GOLF SMARTER discusses her book "Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes" where she provides tips, drills and advice on how to improve flexibility, strength and stamina. Do you realize how important your breathing is to your success on the course? We talk a lot about breathing and how it can impact your focus and power, plus she provides a stretching exercise to use during your round to remove tension and keep you loose.
2/10/202149 minutes, 7 seconds
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2020 Was a Nightmare - But Not For Golf!! What About 2021? Let's Ask MattyB

778: For the last decade, we kicked off the new year with a sarcastic and silly look at the previous year’s PGA Tour season with comedian/TV personality/golf junkie Matty Blake presenting his annual “MattyB Awards”. But because the passed year was so….unique?…MattyB and host Fred Greene just discuss what was great, what was weird, what was funny, and what we hope finds a way to be a regular part of life in 2021 and beyond for professional and amateur golfers around the world. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 94, host Fred Greene sits down with Michael Murphy, author of “Golf In The Kingdom”, the most popular golf novel in history. This was originally Golf Smarter episode 195 where Michael talks about the impact of the book, the movie, its legacy, the Esalen Institute, and more. This is one of those books that is required reading for every golfer of any skill level, no matter their age. If you want to really understand how to get the most out of golf, read this book.
2/2/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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Your Eyes May be the Secret Weapon That Puts You in the Winner's Circle featuring Dr. Ryan Caserta

777: When it comes to golf improvement, all too often we discuss and dissect various parts of our swings, our bodies, our mental state, our equipment, etc. Our guest today is Dr Ryan Caserta who has studied eye movement patterns as a way to improve all aspects of golf. For the past two decades, Ryan has analyzed key aspects of expert performance and how to maintain those levels. Working with amateur and professional golfers at every level has provided him insights on eye movement patterns rarely seen or understood. His perceptual-cognitive training has helped professional golfers win Majors, finish #1 on the money list, and helped a Golf Smarter listener and former guest (episode #495 Juan Gutierrez) to win the World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Championship. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 93, we hear part 2 of our conversation with one of the world’s expert on golf swing tempo, John Novasel. Previously this was an exclusive Members Only episode and these insights have never been heard publicly before. While many golf instructors pound into each student the importance of position, grip, and alignment, they don't talk much about tempo. The importance of tempo is a secret that every great player understands. Ernie Els' beautiful and effortless swing succeeds because of his consistent and calculated tempo. The importance of tempo is a secret that great players understand, and is discussed at length with John, inventor of the Tour Tempo Micro Player, app, and book.
1/27/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 20 seconds
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Imagine How Being 1% Better Each Round Could Turn Your Doubt Inside Out featuring Cary Valentine

776: Cary Valentine usually joins us to share interviews he’s done while the PGA Tour is in Hawaii, but because of COVID restrictions, he couldn’t get on the courses, even as a volunteer. So this year, we get an hour with Cary talking about his expertise: improving our mental game. In this conversation we discuss transforming your doubts, fears, & anxiety into success, confidence & fulfillment on the golf course. Cary is offering Golf Smarter listeners a free mini video course called "Transforming your golf doubts, fears, and anxieties to quickly achieve more success, confidence, and fulfillment". To take advantage of his offer, send him your request via email with the subject "golfsmarter" to [email protected] This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 92, we bring back a conversation with one of the world’s expert on golf swing tempo, John Novasel. While many golf instructors pound into each student the importance of position, grip, and alignment, they don't talk much about tempo. The importance of tempo is a secret that every great player understands. Ernie Els' beautiful and effortless swing succeeds because of his consistent and calculated tempo. The importance of tempo is a secret that great players understand, and is discussed at length with John, inventor of the Tour Tempo Micro Player, app, and book.
1/19/20211 hour, 1 minute, 39 seconds
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Golf Goal for 2021: BORING Golf! with Jamie Zimron, Our Golf Sensei

775: Jamie Zimron, our golf sensei, returns to explain why she loves to play boring golf and what we can do to get there. What’s boring golf? Fairway. Green. Fairway. Green. etc. When we play stress-less, we prosper more. That’s achieved through self-management where you’re trying to minimize damage during a round. Most amateurs are poor at it, but it’s not hard to achieve once you understand that bad decisions lead to negative self-talk. How do you get there? Listen for details. Jamie, a black belt in Aikido, LPGA Instructor, and motivational speaker can be found at KiaiGolf.com. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 91, we replay our interview with Phil Kenyon the principal at HarodSwashPutting.co.uk. In our conversation from 2009 Phil talks in detail about all things putting, including how the ball comes off the putter and why C-Groove technology was so revolutionary at the time. Harold Swash (2016 R.I.P.), was the inventor of C-Groove technology, the main feature of the YES! Putter product line. YES! Putters is no longer in business, but Phil is still teaching putting excellence under the name of Swash Putting.
1/12/202158 minutes, 29 seconds
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Welcome to Season 16! I got nothin’

774: As we start a new year and our 16th year of golf SMARTER, we open the mailbag to hear a couple suggestions from listeners of how host Fred Greene can get out of his pathetic attitude of not enjoying himself on the course. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to secure a guest for this week’s short episode. Listen for details This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 90, we replay our interview with legendary instructor, and the first recipient of the PGA Teacher of the Year Award in 1986, Hall of Fame instructor Manuel de la Torre, author of “Understanding the Golf Swing” available on Amazon.
1/6/202110 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Moment You Change Your Mindset is the Moment You Change Your Golf Game! Featured guest: Dr. Robert K Winters

773: Dr. Robert K Winters is the Resident Sports Psychologist at the David Leadbetter World Teaching Headquarters in Florida. It’s been twelve years since we had our last conversation with Dr. Bob, but his return to discuss confidence, the Yips, mindfulness, clutch performance, competition, and more doesn’t disappoint. You can find him at DrBobWinters.com or his new training site, TheConfidenceDoctor.com. You can also hear our previous conversations with Dr. Bob on Golf Smarter Mulligans #14 & #63. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 89, we replay our interview with Marc Solomon of GolfMadeSimple.com and the Golf Made Simple Golf Schools held throughout the world. This was originally a Members Only episode, so it’s never been heard in public before! This concludes our 15th full year of Golf Smarter. Thank you so much for your loyal and continued support of both Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans. Please join me each week in 2021 as we further our quest to become better, smarter golfers. I want to wish y’all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. Stay safe. Stay well. Stay tuned. Fred.
12/29/202059 minutes, 54 seconds
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More with Chip Beck on the PerfectMotion App, along with CEO Rich Kosowsky

772: 4x PGA Tour winner, Chip Beck returns for part 2 of our conversation. We cut him off early last week because he started talking about the new app-based expert system for training the motion of activities in performance called PerfectMotion. It's a great new app where you get immediate feedback in addition to being able to have a PGA Teaching professional provide feedback and insights. Chip would love to work with you and is offering Golf SMARTER listeners the opportunity to have him work with you through the app for a full year for only $700!! Every time you use the app, you'll get an email from Chip by the next day (in most cases) with insights, images, and tips to improve the issues he finds. Go to chipbeck59.com and mention "golfsmarter" to get your discount. His usual rate is $159mo or $1,908yr, so don't miss your chance to work with him for all of 2021 and beyond. Also on this episode we're joined by PerfectMotion® app CEO Rich Kosowsky who gives us a full rundown on how the app works and what Artificial Intelligence provides to improve your swing. The app if free to download on iOS and Android and you can upgrade to the pro version for $5.99mo or $60yr. When you first login to the app, you'll get to try the Pro Version free for 14 days. So don't download it until you're ready to give it a try. Go to perfectmotion.io for more. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 88, we're joined by Chuck Evans, a Top100 Teacher in America talking about fine tuning your swing, and how to identify and improve weaker parts of your game. He's at ChuckEvansGolf.com
12/23/20201 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Four Time PGA Winner Chip Beck Shares Lessons from Life on Tour in 80s & 90s

771: Chip Beck was only the second player in PGA Tour history ever to card a 59 in a sanctioned PGA event. He’s also only one of two that posted that score in the 90s (1991 Las Vegas Invitational) along with David Duval who did it at the 1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. The very first 59 was in 1977 by Al Geiberger, all the rest have come since 2000. Jim Furyk posted a 59 in 2013, yet he also has the all time low Tour event score of 58 posted in the 2016 Travelers Championship. Chip is also a four time winner on the Tour. But today he’s a golf coach and wants to help you get better. In the first of two episodes featuring Chip, we talk about how he got started playing at the age of 10 and shares incredible stories from his time on the Tour between 1978-2015 that include Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd, Lanny Wadkins, and more. Next week will have two guests. Chip will finish it up talking about PerfectMotion app and make an exclusive offer to Golf Smarter listeners that you’ll definitely want to consider as your holiday gift. Then we’ll also conclude our episode with the CEO of PerfectMotion to learn all about how it works and why it help. Here’s a short video from Chip about how PerfectMotion.io can help you. This week on the Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 87, we get the chance to hear an episode that was originally For Members Only and has never been released in public. Our conversation is with PGA Certified Teaching Professional Tommy Masters answering listener questions about their swings and other faults.
12/16/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 32 seconds
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“Muni”: Documentary of a Public Golf Course in the Deep South with a Historic Story featuring Filmmaker Paul Bonesteel

770: “Muni” a new documentary available for free on YouTube is a love letter to golf and a personal telling of how African-American caddies, despite Jim Crow laws and the lasting effects of racism, built a rich and vibrant golf culture by becoming the first course in North Carolina to desegregate. Our guest is filmmaker Paul Bonesteel (The Day Carl Sandburg Died, The Mystery of George Masa) who lets many endearing characters ruminate on both golf and race relations. We’re sorry to report that all discounts offered by LAB Golf for their Lie Angle Balanced putters have been rescinded. This week on the Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 86, we are honored to have TV Journalist and Reporter Jimmy Roberts. Jimmy had just returned from the hospital hours before we spoke after having back surgery two days earlier. But in this conversation Jimmy shares stories and advice from his book "Breaking The Slump – How Great Players Survived Their Darkest Moments in Golf– and What You Can Learn From Them”.
12/8/202052 minutes, 14 seconds
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Let’s Shatter Some Myths and Misunderstandings About Single Length Golf Clubs

769: Bryson DeChambeau’s recent success on the PGA Tour has made single length golf clubs relevant. But are they for everyone? This week’s guest on Golf Smarter is Matt Lake of 1IronGolf.com. Matt claims that the major manufacturers focus on different length shafts for each club for the purposes of mass production and scalability of their business. 1IronGolf refuses to mass produce as an independent club maker who custom fits every set to every customer. The goal is for each user to have the exact same swing for every club, which could improve consistency, distance, and accuracy. We were first introduced to 1IronGolf.com by Matt’s Dad, David in 2009 (episode 76 of Golf Smarter Mulligans). Golf Smarter listeners get 10% any order at 1irongolf.com with checkout code “golfsmarter”. Plus they offer a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee (excluding Used/Demo sets). This week on the Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 85, we finish our conversation with Jess Ortiz, the legendary club designer for Bobby Jones Golf and Orlimar. You may remember Orlimar as the birthplace of fairway metal clubs. In this episode, that is being made public for the first time (previously For Members Only), Jesse answers listener’s 2009 questions, which ironically also cover this club designer’s opinions on single length golf clubs.
12/1/202051 minutes, 52 seconds
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Why Putter Fitting has a Greater Impact Than You Might Believe

768: Cody Hale, Director of Tour/Player Development and the SeeMore Putter Institute at SeeMore putters joins us once again to give us another perspective of Lie Angle Balanced putters that we’ve recently discussed. Does Seemore offer that too? It’s called Face Balanced at Impact, but doesn’t get the same attention as it does elsewhere. We also talk about the importance of getting fitted for a putter, their new clubs being introduced in 2021, and what’s going to happen at the upcoming PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. https://SeeMore.comThis week on the Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 84, we talk to Jess Ortiz, legendary club designer for Bobby Jones Golf and Orlimar, the birthplace of fairway metal clubs. This is part 1, in part 2 he’ll answer listener questions about clubs, club design, and club fitting.
11/24/202056 minutes, 36 seconds
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Club Face is King! Plus 2020 Masters Recap with Danny Maude

767: YouTube sensation Danny Maude returns to share his thoughts on The Masters being played in November and commentary on the PGA Tour players who shined and struggled. We also discuss what is a "shank" and why it happens, and Danny’s ability to translate complicated swing mechanics that are overloading our thoughts into terribly simple and sensible instructions. Congratulations to Steve D of Cincinnati, OH winner of a new pair of SQAIRZ Golf shoes courtesy of sqairz.com Listeners get $10 off a new pair with checkout “golfsmarter10”. Sir Nick Faldo says that these are the greatest golf shoes he’s ever worn. And he was so impressed, instead of being paid for his endorsement, he bought a stake in the company!! This week on the Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 83, we hear part 2 with Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf Schools, and author of Extraordinary Golf and Extraordinary Putting.
11/18/202052 minutes, 1 second
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Peaceful Golf: A Journey Into the Unknown with Author Noah Pilipski

766: Noah Pilipski is at peace with golf because he is a Peaceful Golfer. If you’re chasing mechanics and fretting over ball flight and distance, then let Peaceful Golf allow you to PLAY golf (remember that it's a game!) and stop thinking about golf shots. One day he questioned what would happen if he swung the club with no swing thoughts or any thoughts at all? The results were shocking, even for a person that starting playing at 4yrs old. His book “Peaceful Golf: A Journey Into the Unknown” is available at Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Peaceful-Golf-Journey-Noah-Pilipski-ebook/dp/B0173PG6W0/ref=sr_1_1?crid=YAWAA68NS2FD&dchild=1&keywords=peaceful+golf+noah+pilipski&qid=1605042727&sprefix=Peaceful+Golf%2Caps%2C391&sr=8-1 Learn more at Peaceful-Golf.com Our next giveaway is for a new pair of SQAIRZ golf shoes courtesy of sqairz.com. These shoes are so impressive that Sir Nick Faldo has recently said that they’re "the best golf shoes ever made” and has partnered with the company! Deadline to enter is Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details. Golf Smarter listeners get a $10 discount on SQAIRZ with the code “golfsmarter10”. This week on the Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 82 is part 1 with Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf. Subscribe for free and get new episodes delivered in the background every Friday
11/11/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 43 seconds
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Play the Greatest Courses in the World While Giving to Charity with Member For A Day!

765: We live in unprecedented times that demand seeing the world in different ways. This week we speak to Eric Sedransk, a golfer, tech entrepreneur, and serial volunteer who came up with a unique idea to raise money in NYC to feed front line workers and first responders during the first wave of the pandemic. It worked so well that he created a golf fundraising platform for nonprofits called Member For A Day. Now anyone can bid on charity auctions that provide access to some of the most exclusive courses in the world. Join his mailing list at MemberForADay.com and get notified when a new auction has been announced. It’s harder than ever to organize charity tournaments, but this will help your favorite nonprofit generate a tremendous amount of money without the logistics of running an all day event. Listen for details. Congratulations to Chris B of Narborough, Leicester, England winner of a ShotScope V3 GPS & Performance Tracker courtesy of shotscope.com. Our next giveaway is for a new pair of SQAIRZ golf shoes courtesy of sqairz.com. These shoes are so impressive that Sir Nick Faldo has recently said that they’re "the best golf shoes ever made” and has partnered with the company! Deadline to enter is Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details. Golf Smarter listeners get a $10 discount on SQAIRZ with the code “golfsmarter10”. This week on the Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 81 is part 2 with custom club maker, Dan Sacks who answers listener questions about clubs, fitting, grips, and more.
11/3/202038 minutes, 26 seconds
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Inventor of Lie Angle Balanced Putter on Why These Will Work for You

764: Bill Presse is the inventor of the Lie Angle Balanced putters that are now part of the LABgolf company. In this episode he discusses why putter torque is such an overlooked aspect to putting and how it works against you. That’s why LABgolf CEO and guest of episode 761 say that you’re a better putter than you think! This is not another overview, this is a deep dive into the technical aspects and importance of his patented creation. You can also watch his YouTube video on the One Ball Putter drill at https://youtu.be/wL8djXYcc40Our next giveaway is for a V3 courtesy of ShotScope.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details. This week on the Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 80 is the first of two with custom club fitter Dan Sacks on what we call “Custom Club Fitting “The Final Frontier”
10/27/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 29 seconds
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Introducing ShotScope V3: GPS & Performance Tracking ON YOUR WRIST with Gavin Dear

763: GPS has become a critical tool in our golf bag. Never again do we have to guess the distance to the flag. Now let's take it a step further and track each club’s performance…and make it a wearable!! That’s what you get with V3, the latest from ShotScope. Our guest is a former Tour golfer, now spokesperson for ShotScope, Gavin Dear, going in depth on the value, specs, and features of this awesome gadget.Our next giveaway is for a V3 courtesy of ShotScope.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details. Congratulations to Steven R of Strongsville, OH winner of a DF2.1 putter courtesy of Sam Hahn at LABgolf.com. Golf Smarter listeners can get 15% off each order for a brand new, custom fit Directed Force putter with checkout code “golfsmarter”. Offer expires April 1, 2021This week on the Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 79 our guest is a former Pro Football player turned TPI Certified Instructor, Corey Taylor and the most important piece of equipment, your body!
10/20/20201 hour, 10 seconds
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The Quieter Your Mind, The More Fluid Your Movement with Jayne Storey

762: Thanks to a great suggestion, this week’s guest is Jayne Storey, author of “Breathe Golf: The Missing Link to a Winning Performance” In addition to writing, Jayne is also a coach and speaker helping golfers for more than three decades overcome performance anxiety and mental interference in high-pressure situations. Her approach is based on both Tai Chi, “stillness is the master of motion”, and Zen meditation. Her book can be found on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Breathe-GOLF-Missing-Winning-Performance-ebook/dp/B07Q3HC27N/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Breath.+Golf.&qid=1602623087&sr=8-1 Our next giveaway is for a Directed Force 2.1 putter courtesy of LABGolf.com (listen to episode 761). Deadline to enter is Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen here for details. This week on the Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 78 we feature the now retired Putting Doctor, Glen Coombe, who not only provides excellent tips, but also answers listener questions.
10/13/202053 minutes, 55 seconds
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It’s the Club’s Fault! You’re A Better Putter Than You Think with Sam Hahn of LAB Golf

761: One thing that contributes to a lousy day on the golf course is missing short putts, or multiple 3 putts. But your confidence in lining up your putt, your ability to read the greens, even your skill at lag putting is good, so what’s the problem? It’s your putter!! Our guest is CEO of LAB Golf, Sam Hahn, who explains that their Lie Angle Balanced putters designed by Bill Presse will completely change your thoughts about how a putter is supposed to work. Make sure you check out Sam’s short video on this episode’s blog post at GolfSmarter.com to see how much unnecessary movement your putter has during your swing. Our next giveaway is for a Directed Force 2.1 putter courtesy of LABGolf.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details. Congratulations to June G of Colorado Springs, CO winner of a a High Heat 257+ Fairway metal from KnuthGolf.com This week on the Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 77 we learn the difference between a 1 plane swing and a 2 plane swing, and what works best for you from Chuck Quinton.
10/6/202056 minutes, 35 seconds
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Increase Your Self Awareness to Decrease Your Golf Scores featuring Thane Marcus

760: Thane Marcus played professional golf but his failures on Tour ending up being incredible lessons in his own personal development. In this episode we hear about how his journey has enabled him to write a book and online courses on Developing Discipline and Growing Self Awareness. Go to ThaneMarcus.com to sign up for either of these 8 week courses. $150 per course, but only $100 Pre-Order before October 9,2020! Save an additional 20% with “golfsmarter” at checkout! That’s only $80 when you pre-order before 10/9/20! Our next giveaway is for a High Heat 257+ Fairway metal from KnuthGolf.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans couldn’t be more relevant since Bryson DeChambeau has become the hottest topic in golf. Beyond his power, he’s the only player on Tour who plays single length irons. In this interview from 2009 we learn all about single length irons from the founder of 1IronGolf.com, David Lake.
9/29/202055 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Keeping Score of Your Mental Game Will Lower Your Stroke Scores with PGA Tour Veteran Richard Zokol

759: Richard Zokol’s PGA Tour career spanned over 20-years, winning twice while competing in 412 PGA Tour events. As he treats us to great stories about his career, he also shares the Ah-Ha moment in the final round of the 2000 US Open when, after shooting a 30 on the front nine, he was no longer emotionally tied to his score. The result is a fabulous free (iOS only so far) app called MindTrakGolf that shifts your focus away from stroke scoring and offers simple tracking of your shot assessments and shot executions. Listen for details. Congratulations to Joye M-S of Essex Ontario Canada, winner of a Golf Fitness Assessment and Customized Fitness Exercise Program courtesy of Par4Success.com Our next giveaway is for a High Heat 257+ Fairway metal from KnuthGolf.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.We recently congratulated Gwen C of Rossland, BC, Canada who won the Full Access Pass to the Consistent Golf Summit courtesy of SchoolOfLifetimeLowRounds.com but she informed us that she’d already purchased the Full Access Pass and wanted to release her prize to another Golf Smarter listener. So CONGRATULATIONS to Cynthia C of Chandler, AZ who was selected for this prize. This is a unique week for Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans in that both episodes feature conversations with former PGA Tour players. In episode #75 of Mulligans, we sit down with Aaron Oberholser at a press event for the 2009 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am to talk about life on the Tour and that Pros are working when they play, but amateurs need to remember that golf is a game and is supposed to be fun.
9/22/202057 minutes, 10 seconds
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Off the Rack or Getting Fitted for New Clubs. THAT is the Question with Club Fitter Shea Satterfield

758: Shea Satterfield is an expert club fitter at both Temecula Creek Golf Club and also for Cobra. He works with golfers of all abilities and knows how to best fit a players club to their game based on style and frequency of play. He’s got a fascinating path that brought him to being a club fitter and we dig in to get his story, along with his insights and advice. Our next giveaway is a Golf Fitness Assessment and Customized Fitness Exercise Program courtesy of Par4Success.com Deadline to enter is Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #74, we learn about Mind Power Golf and then open the mailbag so that our guest, Sportsmind Coach Stephen Latham can answer your questions..
9/15/202044 minutes, 48 seconds
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Your Golf Mind Wants More Power & Distance, But Is Your Body Up to the Task?

Chris Finn returns to discuss how your body can be the biggest problem to improving your golf game. His group of TPI Instructors at Par4Success.com have developed on online assessment that will allow them to get a distanced look at your flexibility. Once reviewed they can create a customized exercise program for you that will give the gift of greater power which leads to more distance. We also talk about how many years Tour players like Bryson DeChampbeau can still be effective after transforming his body. Our next giveaway is a Golf Fitness Assessment and Customized Fitness Exercise Program courtesy of Par4Success.com Deadline to enter is Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.Congratulations to Gwen C of Rossland, BC, Canada. She’s the winner of the Full Access Pass to the Consistent Golf Summit courtesy of SchoolOfLifetimeLowRounds.com This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #73, we talk about how understanding golf course architecture can improve your course management skills with Architect Tripp Davis in an episode we call “Insights on How Golf Course Architecture Can Determine Your Playing Strategy”.
9/9/202057 minutes, 46 seconds
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It's Not How Good You Hit the Golf Ball, It's How Good You Miss It! with Randy Chang, PGA

756: Randy Chang, PGA, is the Director of Instruction at the Journey at Pechanga Golf Course in Temecula, CA. He’s currently being featured on CBS TV in the Los Angeles area. He also runs the Randy Chang Golf Academy specializing in junior golf. Randy returns to Golf Smarter (ep 698 7/16/19) to talk about coaching parents on how to participate with their kids on the course, along with other tips and drills to help golfers of all skill levels. Our next giveaway is for a Full Access Pass to Bo’s Consistent Golf Summit. The Pro swing training aid courtesy of SwingThePro.com and Dan Martin Golf, and The Claw glove from CaddyDaddyGolf.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #72, we’re visited by TPI Certified Teacher & Coach, Mindi Boyson in an episode we call Fit for Golf! Fit for Life! As we discuss golf fitness, exercises, nutrition and hydration.
9/1/202053 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to Get IN THE ZONE at the Flip of a Switch with Bo Watson and Shannon Shuskey

755: Bo Watson of SchoolOfLifetimeLowRounds.com and founder of the Consistent Golf Summit (episode #735 April 7,2020) is joined by Shannon Shuskey, a world class Speed Skating coach to share his methods of how to get IN THE ZONE at the flip of a switch. Shannon’s resume includes coaching 142 National Championships, 18 World Team Members, 6 World Champions, 2 Olympians, yet he’s proven to Bo that his method works for golfers too! They have a free webinar coming up VERY SOON. September 2, 2020 at 7:30aPDT/10:30aEDT. Sign up at https://www.inthezonementaltraining.com/golf-smarter-webinar-opt-in1598035976230?affiliate_id=2664924Our next giveaway is for a Full Access Pass to Bo’s Consistent Golf Summit. The Pro swing training aid courtesy of SwingThePro.com and Dan Martin Golf, and The Claw glove from CaddyDaddyGolf.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.Congratulations to Sam K of San Diego, CA. He’s the winner of The Pro swing training aid courtesy of SwingThePro.com and Dan Martin Golf, and The Claw glove from CaddyDaddyGolf.com.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #71, Sports Psychologist and Executive Director of the Shivas Irons Society, Ben Kline talks to our host, Fred Greene, at a driving range about his research on how Mindfulness Meditation’s impact on anxious golfers. This is your last chance to get a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”! All you have to do is write a review for Golf Smarter in Apple Podcasts (or where ever you subscribe to Golf Smarter) and forward your comments to @golfsmarter on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, or via email to [email protected].
8/25/20201 hour, 44 seconds
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Golf's Global Pandemic: The Yips... and We've Got Your Mask - The Yips Whisperer

754: The Yips causes more golfers to quit the game than slow play. Jim Waldron, “The Yips Whisperer”, our “Yoda of Yips”, works with golfers around the world helping to cure their yips in a few short sessions. In this episode we talk about causes, cures, manifestations, and a pre-shot routine that will block the Yips from your mind. If you need help because the Yips are ruining your enjoyment of playing, contact Jim at BalancePointGolf.comOur next giveaway is for The Pro swing training aid courtesy of SwingThePro.com and Dan Martin Golf, and The Claw glove from CaddyDaddyGolf.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details. Check out this video from Rustic Canyon GC of host Fred Greene getting a quick lesson on how to use The Pro from Dan Martin. https://youtu.be/BaHd4ELEnmsThis week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #70, PGA Tour Caddie Mike "Fluff" Cowan shares his entertaining history of carrying the bag for some of the Tour's best players, including Tiger, Furyk and Jacobsen. He also addresses what is involved for the Caddie to help a great player win. How would you like a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”? All you have to do is write a review for Golf Smarter in Apple Podcasts (or where ever you subscribe to Golf Smarter) and forward your comments to @golfsmarter on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, or via email to [email protected].
8/18/202052 minutes, 14 seconds
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2020 PGA Championship - A Golf Major Like Nothing We’ve Ever Witnessed

754: Last week’s 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park was special in so many ways that we needed an expert who not only played PGA Tour golf, but grew up in San Francisco playing Harding Park. He’s also been a popular Bay Area golf journalist for decades. Our guest is John Abendroth, PGA, co-host of HookedOnGolf and now doing Zoom interviews with players like Gary Player and Rocco Mediate. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0aa2--J76To4eG8ZvnkBpw http://hookedongolf.com/Our next giveaway is for The Pro swing training aid courtesy of SwingThePro.com and Dan Martin Golf, and The Claw glove from CaddyDaddyGolf.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details. Check out this video from Rustic Canyon GC of host Fred Greene getting a quick lesson on how to use The Pro from Dan Martin. https://youtu.be/BaHd4ELEnmsCongratulations to Christian Aguilar of Kathleen, GA, winner of a custom fit Edison Wedge courtesy of Terry “The Wedge Guy” Koehler and EdisonWedges.com.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #69, we find no better time to discuss course management than after watching TPC Harding Park humble the best players alive. Our guest is PGA Tour Instructor Sean Hogan in an episode we call “Strategy from Tee to Green”.How would you like a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”? All you have to do is write a review for Golf Smarter in Apple Podcasts (or where ever you subscribe to Golf Smarter) and forward your comments to @golfsmarter on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, or via email to [email protected].
8/11/20201 hour, 40 seconds
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Your Hands are the Devils. Learn How to Turn Them Into Golf Angels! featuring Dan Martin, PGA

752: Dan Martin, PGA is the Director of Instruction at Rustic Canyon GC in Moorpark, CA, a GolfTips Top 30 instructor, and a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher. Host Fred Greene is scheduling a trip to Southern California and gets tips from Dan on what shots he should have ready to play on this highly rated Australian Links style course. Dan is also the spokesperson and advocate for The Pro (Precise. Rotational. Orbit.) training aid which helps the average golfer discover the great swing that they already posses. Receive a 20% discount with ‘golfsmarter’ at checkout. Our next giveaway is for a custom fit Edison Wedge of your choice courtesy of Terry and EdisonWedges.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #68, with an enormous following on YouTube, our guest is Shawn Clement — who has worked with Moe Norman, the greatest ball-striker of all-time — has been teaching "common sense golf" for decades. How would you like a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”? All you have to do is write a review for Golf Smarter in Apple Podcasts (or where ever you subscribe to Golf Smarter) and forward your comments to @golfsmarter on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, or via email to [email protected].
8/4/202046 minutes, 28 seconds
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Introducing Quick Caddie: A Bag Tag Reference Guide for Challenging Golf Situations

751: Karen Perlman is a recreational golfer and marketer who saw a need and filled it. She created Quick Caddie, a durable bag tag that provides golfers with pro tips for tough situations on the course. Simply rotate the wheel to find a challenging shot you’re facing, and find answers on how to play it. This is a great gift idea for your playing partners, and Golf Smarter listeners get a discount with coupon code “golfsmarter”. Our next giveaway is for a custom fit Edison Wedge of your choice courtesy of Terry and EdisonWedges.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #67, our guest is PGA Tour Instructor Dean Thompson, who provides helpful putting tips and is also the inventor of The Perfect Putting MachineHow would you like a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”? All you have to do is write a review for Golf Smarter in Apple Podcasts (or where ever you subscribe to Golf Smarter) and forward your comments to @golfsmarter on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, or via email to [email protected].
7/28/202029 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Wedge Guy's Commitment to Building the Best Wedge Ever featuring Terry Koehler of Edison Wedges

750: Terry “The Wedge Guy” Koehler returns to talk about his decades long quest to create the greatest wedge ever made that benefits the average recreational player. According to Terry, Chairman and Director of Innovation for Edison Wedges, wedge technology has not kept up with balls, drivers and irons. Hybrids and fairway metals are relatively new categories of clubs. Yet, today’s wedges look exactly like they did in the 1950s, but the demands are greater than ever. https://youtu.be/9eBXdHkX61I Our next giveaway is for a custom fit Edison Wedge of your choice courtesy of Terry and EdisonWedges.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.Congratulations to Chris Goble of Elkhorn, NE, winner of a dozen Eagle quality, premium used balls of his choice courtesy of TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #66, we offer a rare combination of compelling teacher who also boasts a great story. Christopher Smith set a Speed Golf record in 2005 that he still holds today. He shot 65 in 44 minutes with only 6 clubs! Chris is featured in what was originally episode 154 called “Pick Up The Pace to Pick Up Your Game”How would you like a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”? All you have to do is write a review for Golf Smarter in Apple Podcasts (or where ever you subscribe to Golf Smarter) and forward your comments to @golfsmarter on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, or via email to [email protected] this week is the opening of the 2020 MLB season, it’s also the start of the fourth season of the Radio Baseball Cards podcast. If you’re a fan of baseball, history, and great stories, you’ll love Radio Baseball Cards. Originally a radio pre-game show in 1987, these 2 minute episodes hosted by Hall of Fame Pitcher Don Drysdale feature the greatest players of the 20th Century sharing moments of their lives in and around the game. We kick off 2020 with Don Baylor talking about the pressure he faced in the 1960s as the first black student in a Texas all-white Jr. High School.
7/21/202054 minutes, 39 seconds
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From Caddyshack to Corner Office : How Being A Caddie has Influenced Some of the World’s Top Executives

749: Kai Sato is an entrepreneur who learned just as many valuable lessons about business from being a caddie as he did from his Business degree from USC. He now has a website called CaddyshackToCornerOffice.com where he interviews some of the world’s top executives about their experiences and inspiration from looping as a young person. Our next giveaway is for a dozen eagle quality, hand inspected, sanitized premium used balls of your choice from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #65, we meet Titleist Performance Institute instructor Lynn Anderson and talk about “In and Off Season Workouts to Improve Performance”.
7/15/202044 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Four Pillars of Clutch Golf from "The Clutch Golfer Formula" by Dr. Glen Albaugh

748: Dr. Glen Albaugh, co-author with Eric Jones, PGA (episode 725) of “The Clutch Golfer Formula: How to Hit the Exact Shot You Want at Precisely When You Need It” joins us for his fifth appearance on Golf Smarter since 2006. His first book, “Winning The Battle Within” is a great, and classic mental game book as Dr. Albaugh is highly regarded in the sports psychology coaching circles for many, many years. Throughout our conversations on the podcast, like a great swing, his message is consistent “…the perfect swing is the one you trust”. You can pick up the book on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/CLUTCH-GOLFER-FORMULA-Exactly-Precisely/dp/0984417133/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2WKXKU6LMUI96&keywords=the+clutch+golfer+formula&qid=1579305881&sprefix=the+Clutch+Golfer+For%2Caps%2C189&sr=8-1Our next giveaway is for a dozen eagle quality, hand inspected, sanitized premium used balls of your choice from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.Congratulations to Lou Ryan of Dayton, OH, winner of a custom fit Seemore Putter from Seemore.com.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #64, based on the suggestion from a PGA Teaching Professional who is also a Golf Smarter listener, we talk to Joe Plecker, a Golf Digest Top 100 Instructor in an episode we call “How to Incorporate Course Management to Remove the Pressure of Par”.
7/7/202040 minutes, 32 seconds
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If You Cut Off Your Head, You’d Probably Play Better Golf! featuring Bill Beausay

747: Bill Beausay, PhD, is a golfer, writer, speaker, creator of MindRev Labs, and former Director of R&D at the Academy of Sports Psychology. To be elite at anything in life you need to play a different game than the one everyone else is playing. And when you have the courage to question everything and rebuild your approach from the ground up with new thinking, anything becomes possible. Physical skills can make you an excellent golfer, but to beat the competition and put your over the top, you need a finely tuned mental game. Our next giveaway is for a brand new, custom fit Seemore Putter from seemore.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #63, we continue this week’s conversation on improving your mental game with Dr. Robert K. Winters, Resident Sports Psychologist at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy World Teaching Headquarters. Our focus this week is to open the mailbag to answer listener questions about mental game issues. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-on. If you’re looking to relieve your muscle and joint pain within 15 minutes and need a natural, yet powerful solution that is tested & works, try CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-On.Go to omaxhealth.com and enter code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off CryoFreeze and sitewide! Don’t let muscle soreness continue to be another excuse why you’re not playing well.  Go to omaxhealth.com and feel relief faster!
6/30/202040 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tips & Tricks to Get the Most From Your Online Video Golf Lessons with Brant Kasbohm

746: Brant Kasbohm of FixYourGame.com is a golf instructor who only works with students online. He’s viewed thousands of videos sent to him by golfers and has insights on what works, what doesn’t, how to get the most from your online lessons, and why this type of instruction could be of greater benefit than in-person lessons. Our next giveaway is for a brand new, custom fit Seemore Putter from seemore.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.Congratulations to to Ronald Simmons of Chesapeake, VA, winner of a Swing Align training aid from Chris McGinley and SwingTrainer.com Golf Smarter listeners get 15% off SwingAlign with checkout code ‘golfsmarter’.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #62, we go to Sonoma Golf Club just before the PGA Champions Tour Charles Schwab Championships for conversations with PGA Tour & Champions Tour veterans Loren Roberts and Jim Thorpe.
6/23/202043 minutes, 27 seconds
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Former Tour Pro Shares Stories and Intros “Golphin” to Get Kids Hooked on Golf with Alan Tait

745: Alan Tait is best known for being the first player to shoot 64 at The Championship Carnoustie Course in Scotland, a record that stood for more than 23 years. In this conversation he shares stories on playing a round and having lunch with Tiger and Ben Crenshaw, how the global pandemic lockdown is affecting Scottish Golf, and his mission to help get kids hooked on golf in a program called ‘Golfphin’. Our next giveaway is for a Swing Align training aid courtesy of Chris and the kind folks at SwingTrainer.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, June 21 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.In episode 736 we were introduced to SQAIRZ golf shoes. Today it was announced that Sir Nick Faldo has not only said that these shoes are the best golf shoes he’s ever worn, he’s invested in, and became a partner of the company! Take advantage of their Father’s Day promotion for $20 off a new pair with ‘DAD’ at checkout at sqairz.com. Sale ends June 21. After that use ‘golfsmarter’ at checkout for $10 off your purchase.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #61, Lance McWilliams talks about his teaching method called “15 Minute Golf” that focuses less on why the ball’s flight path and more on how to hit the ball consistently.
6/17/202056 minutes, 56 seconds
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Golf Industry Veteran Chris McGinley on HONMA Golf and Swing Align training tool

744: A great golf training aid is one that enhances consistency on multiple levels, not just increasing distance. Swing Align grooves your swing, and fine tunes your alignment, rotation, swing plane, and connection. Connection doesn’t get discussed much, but once you realize what it is and how it works, practically everything in your swing improves. Our guest this week is golf industry veteran Chris McGinley, Global VP of Product at Honma Golf and has developed the Swing Align training aid on his own. And this is after 21 years working at Titleist. Check out swingtrainer.com to see videos and pick up a Swing Align for yourself. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout for 15% the full device bundle. Our next giveaway is for a Swing Align training aid courtesy of Chris and the kind folks at SwingTrainer.com. Deadline to enter is Sunday, June 21 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.Congratulations to to TC Moore of Kansas City, MO, winner of a one year GOLFLOGIX PLUS membership and a Green Book & Yardage Guide of any course he chooses from GolfLogix.com.Check out our YouTube channel, GolfSmarterTV for a report on host Fred Greene’s lowest score ever this past week after working on the position of his tees using driver.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #60, David Edel of edelgolf.com talks about putters and putter fitting.
6/9/202055 minutes, 8 seconds
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GolfLogix: The Best Golf App Adds a Twist - Individual Green Maps in a Yardage Book featuring Pete Charleston

743: You’ve noticed how PGA Tour players review a yardage book as they prepare for each shot. Now you can have one that’s custom designed for you. GolfLogix, the most robust GPS and scoring app for iOS and Android take their data and will generate a hard copy Yardage Book & Green Map made for any course you want! Our guest is Co-Founder/President of GolfLogix, Pete Charleston and in this episode we review the features of the app and break down the new amazing green reading technology feature, plus we hear how they’ve put all that important data in a back-pocket book similar to what the Pros use on Tour.WIN A ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP TO GOLFLOGIX PLUS from GolfLogix.com! You also heard in today’s episode that our winner will also receive a Yardage Book & Green Map for any course they choose. Deadline to enter is Sunday, June 7 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #59, Andy Thompson of AndyThompsonPuttingCoach.com discusses putting, putters, putter fitting and the misconceptions that most golfers have with each.
6/3/202039 minutes, 18 seconds
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"Better Lucky Than Good!" REALLY?!?? Chatting Golf with Roger Gunn

742: Roger Gunn, @rogergunngolf and rogergunngolf.com, returns to share stories, provide insights, and talk about pet peeves that he has with new golf students. The book Roger referenced during the conversation was “The Official Exceptions to the Rules of Golf” published in 1997. https://www.amazon.com/Official-Exceptions-Rules-Golf/dp/0679741232WIN A ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP TO GOLFLOGIX PLUS from GolfLogix.com! Deadline to win is Sunday, June 7 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.Congratulations to Frank F of Centerville, OH, winner of a dozen Eagle quality golf balls of his choice courtesy of TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, Jim Waldron of BalancePointGolf.com discusses “Being Paralyzed with Too Many Swing Thoughts”. Golf Smarter Mulligans is free and available each Friday wherever you get your favorite podcasts.
5/26/202044 minutes, 5 seconds
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Chipping & Putting Drills for Indoors and Backyard with Danny Maude

741: Danny Maude could be one of the most popular YouTube golf instructors in the world. He has more than 2.5 times the subscribers as the Golf Channel and for good reason. He’s warm, friendly, creative, and has an ability to keep instruction simple, effective, and understandable. After falling deep into a Danny Maude video rabbit hole, host Fred Greene invited Danny to the show to discuss game improvement drills while staying home during the pandemic. WIN A DOZEN EAGLE QUALITY PREMIUM USED GOLF BALLS OF YOUR CHOICE from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com! Deadline to win is Sunday, May 24 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, Susan Hill, President of Fitness for Golf addresses fitness and nutrition in an episode we call “Golf’s Other Four Letter Word - FTNS (Fitness)! You can find Susan now at bodyforgolf.com Golf Smarter Mulligans is free and available each Friday wherever you get your favorite podcasts.
5/19/202043 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Four Laws of Golf (Everything Else is Optional) with James Leitz

740: James Leitz is the PGA Teaching Professional at Tchefuncta Golf Course in New Orleans, and was a featured presenter at the recent online Consistent Golf Summit. https://lf0d8trk.clqtrk.com/84K5B2/24X9WZ/ In this episode he breaks down the Four Laws of Golf which are Speed / Path / Face / Impact Point and gives tips and insights on how to successfully practice and achieve the goal. WIN A DOZEN EAGLE QUALITY PREMIUM USED GOLF BALLS OF YOUR CHOICE from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com! Deadline to win is Sunday, May 24 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.Congratulations to Pam J of Tallahassee, FL, winner of a custom fit 257+ Hybrid courtesy of KnuthGolf.com, and a Golf Cradle courtesy of GolfCradle.com. Get 25% off any purchase of a hybrid, fairway metal, or driver from KnuthGolf.com when you let them know you’re a Golf Smarter Listener. Purchase a Golf Cradle and save $5 with code “GOLFSMARTER”.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, Jim Waldron of BalancePointGolf.com discusses “Being Paralyzed with Too Many Swing Thoughts”. Golf Smarter Mulligans is free and available each Friday wherever you get your favorite podcasts.
5/12/202050 minutes, 15 seconds
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Tracking Your Stats is the Best Tool to Lower Your Golf Scores with Josh Zander

739: Josh Zander of ZanderGolf.com returns to cover a variety of golf topics including which stats to keep track of to identify your strengths and weaknesses, his all new ZanderGolf app for iOS & Android, and his 11yr old son who stars on many of the videos from the app and his YouTube channel. WIN A NEW CUSTOMIZED 257+ HYBRID from KNUTH GOLF! Deadline to win is Sunday, May 10 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details. We’ve added a second prize for our next giveaway! Next winner will receive 2 prizes!! We’ve added the Golf Cradle to keep your clubs from banging around in your trunk. Save 25% on any 257+ Hybrid, Fairway Metal, or Drive you purchase from Knuth Golf ! Save $5 on a purchase of Golf Cradle with code “GOLFSMARTER” (make sure you use all caps)This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, Scott Minni, author of Smash & Carve Golf joins us from Canada for and episode called “The Art of Ball Striking and Shot Making”. The book is available as a PDF at smashandcarvegolf.com. Golf Smarter Mulligans is free and available each Friday wherever you get your favorite podcasts.This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-on. If you’re looking to relieve your muscle and joint pain within 15 minutes and need a natural, yet powerful solution that is tested & works, try CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-On.Go to omaxhealth.com and enter code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off CryoFreeze and sitewide! Don’t let muscle soreness continue to be another excuse why you’re not playing well.  Go to omaxhealth.com and feel relief faster!
5/5/202046 minutes, 20 seconds
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Now is the Best Time To Work on Your Golf Weaknesses! featuring PGA Master Professional, Joe Hallett

738: Joe Hallett is a PGA Master Professional. That simply means that he teaches golf teachers. The last time he was on Golf Smarter was episode 9 in 2006 (which can be now heard on Golf Smarter Mulligans #2). In this conversation we talk about how to get the most out of your golf instructor, and what to focus on while practicing at home.WIN A NEW CUSTOMIZED 257+ HYBRID from KNUTH GOLF! Deadline to win is Sunday, May 10 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.Congratulations to Kelly R of Gettysburg, PA, winner of a pair of SQAIRZ golf shoes, hat, socks, bag, courtesy of SQAIRZ.com. Kelly will also get a new CLAW glove from CaddyDaddyGolf.com. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, Eric Alpenfels, Head Teaching Professional at Pinehurst Resorts introduces us to Instinct Putting. This method will greatly improve your lag and distance putting as it focuses on practicing while looking at the hole. The book “Instinct Putting” is available on Amazon. Golf Smarter Mulligans is free and available each Friday wherever you get your favorite podcasts.
4/28/202042 minutes, 54 seconds
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Controlling Your Frustration During a Bad Round of Golf with our "Yoda of Yips" Jim Waldron

737: Jim Waldron of BalancePointGolf.com returns to share his deeps insights and teaching about the yips and better ball striking. We call him our "Yoda of Yips" because he's specialized in helping golfers with the Yips for decades. Beyond that he's an incredibly gifted teacher. WIN A PAIR OF SQAIRZ, including a shoe bag, hat, and custom SQAIRZ socks! We've just added a new CLAW Golf Glove from CaddyDaddy.com to the winner's package! Deadline to win these shoes is Sunday, April 26 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details. Get 15% off the CLAW glove with "golfsmarter" at CaddyDaddygolf.com. Get $10 off a new pair of SQAIRZ shoes with code "golfsmarter10" at sqairz.comThis episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-on. If you’re looking to relieve your muscle and joint pain within 15 minutes and need a natural, yet powerful solution that is tested & works, try CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-On.Go to omaxhealth.com and enter code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off CryoFreeze and sitewide! Don’t let muscle soreness continue to be another excuse why you’re not playing well.  Go to omaxhealth.com and feel relief faster!This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans we hear from Colin Cromack on Target Oriented Golf. This is one that host Fred Greene has been using with lots of success ever since this discussion from 2008. Y’know that a lot of golf instruction never goes out of date, which is why these older episodes of Golf Smarter are still valid today.
4/21/202040 minutes, 43 seconds
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New Equipment for Your Feet! SQAIRZ Golf Shoes Give You Distance, Accuracy, Balance, Stability, & Comfort!

736: Every great shot starts at your feet. Golf industry veteran and serial entrepreneur Bob Winskowicz is founder of SQAIRZ golf shoes and this week’s guest. SQAIRZ are engineered around a widen toe that allows feet to sit naturally. But there’s a lot more behind the intricate details of SQAIRZ, all they way down to the laces. The point is that more than 95% of all swing flaws are traceable to a poor setup. SQAIRZ helps setup, accuracy, distance, stability, and balance. AND THEY’RE COMFORTABLE!! Bob shares an exclusive discount code ‘golfsmarter10’ for $10 off for podcast listeners. Learn more at SQAIRZ.com.Just before California shut golf down due to the Coronavirus, host Fred Greene and his buddy Neal went out to play at Eagle Vines GC in Napa Valley, CA. Fred offers a review and view of his SQAIRZ shoes. Watch it on GolfSmarterTV at https://youtu.be/ZefWMjsZ6PUWIN A PAIR OF SQAIRZ, including a shoe bag, hat, and custom SQAIRZ socks! Deadline to win these shoes is Sunday, April 25 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Listen for details.Congratulations to Jamil M of Austin, TX. He’s the winner of a new, customized Seemore putter from Seemore.com. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, we meet a former David Leadbetter Apprentice who opened a teaching studio in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district. A unique approach of bringing the game to all those golfers who may be able to spend an hour during the workday to get a great lesson, but not enough time to drive to a course/range to take a lesson. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com for the best in premium used golf balls.
4/14/202042 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Consistent Golf Summit: 3 Days of Free Online Golf Instruction from 20+ World Class Coaches

735: No Masters in April this year, so want to introduce you to the next best thing! Bo Watson is an excellent golf instructor who’s dedicated to helping amateur golfers get better. Besides the Watson School of Golf, he’s created a school with one of my all-time favorite names: “School of Lifetime Low Rounds”. But the exciting news is that from April 14-16, he’s presenting a can’t miss program that couldn’t be timed better. The Consistent Golf Summit is a free online teaching summit with 16 impressive instructors. It’s free to watch live online, but if you want to get the most out of the presentation, he’s offering an ALL ACCESS PASS that includes the recordings of every teacher’s presentation, companion materials, slide decks and bonuses. The ALL ACCESS PASS can be purchased for $197 before the Summit; $247 during the Summit; and $299 after the Summit. But even if you wait, it’s a great deal for this much expert advice. Click here for more on the Consistent Golf Summit.WIN A SEEMORE PUTTER!!! We’re back with regular prize giveaways that will run through the end of 2020! The first prize to be given out will be a custom built Seemore putter from the great folks at seemore.com. Registration is now open at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Deadline for entry is Sunday, April 12 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, Jennifer Munro discusses the four different personalities you’ll find on the golf course, how to identify who you are, and learn which is best for you to partner with when playing.This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-on. If you’re looking to relieve your muscle and joint pain within 15 minutes and need a natural, yet powerful solution that is tested & works, try CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-On.Go to omaxhealth.com and enter code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off CryoFreeze and sitewide! Don’t let muscle soreness continue to be another excuse why you’re not playing well.  Go to omaxhealth.com and feel relief faster!
4/7/202046 minutes, 29 seconds
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Keeping Your Body Golf Ready When You Can’t Leave the House featuring Thomas Malchow

734: Not being able to play golf when Spring arrives is torturous for us. What can we do to pick it up where we left off once the pandemic has passed? Our guest this week is Thomas Malchow of trainfuly.com who provides us with insights on how to keep our body golf ready as we wait for the green light to play again. The key is be mindful of our posture, but there’s more. If you’re also looking for a comprehensive golf fitness training program that doesn’t require equipment, and that Thomas has used with professional golfers, he’s got a special offer for GOLF SMARTER listeners. Get 50% off the already discounted price on this three month training program at trainfuly.com, and use ‘golfsmarter’ at checkout.WIN A SEEMORE PUTTER!!! We’re back with regular prize giveaways that will run through the end of 2020! The first prize to be given out will be a custom built Seemore putter from the great folks at seemore.com. Registration is now open at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2020. Deadline for entry is Sunday, April 12 at Midnight PDT/3a EDT. The conclusion of our 9 episode March of Manzoni can be heard on #50 of Golf Smarter Mulligans. Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1. The Lost Fundamental video is also available online! If you’re interested, please send your request to host Fred Greene at [email protected] Next week we’ll meet PGA Instructor Bo Watson to hear all about his online Consistent Golf Summit in April featuring 16 instructors over 3 days of instruction.
3/31/202039 minutes, 12 seconds
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Taking Your Golf Game to the Next Level - One Club at a Time (pt2 of 3) with Tony Manzoni (RIP)

733: In our final week of honoring the memory of Tony Manzoni (RIP) on Golf Smarter, we split an episode from late 2015 up into three parts. Last week on Mulligans #48 was part 1 of this conversation that lasted a couple episodes. In this conversation we get into the various clubs, what you can do to improve your success, and what you can expect from each club in your bag. And as usual, Tony has incredible stories about Ben Hogan, whom Tony studied at length. The conclusion of this episode can be heard on #49 of Golf Smarter Mulligans. Make sure to order hand inspected, sanitized, premium used golf balls from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com before April 1, 2020 using "golfsmarter" at checkout for 20% any order over $49. Next week to cope with being on lockdown during the pandemic, we’ll bring back Thomas Malchow to talk about how to keep your body in golf shape while being at home.
3/24/202038 minutes, 27 seconds
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Putting. Ben Hogan's Yips. Getting Fitted for Clubs. Frank Sinatra & the Palm Springs Elite. Talking Golf with Tony Manzoni

732: In our third week of honoring the memory of Tony Manzoni (RIP) we split an episode from late 2015 up into two parts. This time you'll understand why Tony is so lovable as he shares stories of teaching Frank Sinatra, watching Ben Hogan play, the importance of getting fitted for clubs, and consistency is near impossible to attain. Part 2 of this episode can be heard on #48 of Golf Smarter Mulligans. It's actually the first of three episodes we'll do over this and next week on the topic of Taking Your Game to the Next Level: One Club at a Time. My playing partner, Neal, has posted this commentary in LinkedIn after our last round about playing 18 during the current pandemic crisis. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/golf-time-coronavirus-neal-polachek/?trackingId=WBuHxJuoSL2zLvU5SgrWnQ%3D%3DMake sure to order hand inspected, sanitized, premium used golf balls from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com before April 1, 2020 using "golfsmarter" at checkout for 20% any order over $49.
3/18/202034 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ben Hogan's Secret Letter Discovered with Tony Manzoni (RIP)

438: As we continue our March with Manzoni, we remember the incredible teachings of the late Tony Manzoni, one of the most sought after coaches on the GolfSmarter podcast as he shares his life long pursuit of Ben Hogan’s golf swing secret. Years ago Tony received a letter written in Hogan’s hand that explains his secret to becoming a great ball striker. Tony taught thousands of students and coached the College Of The Desert golf team to 28 Conference Championships in 29 years before he passed away in 2018 at 82. “The Lost Fundamental” is now available in paperback or Kindle format at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1 . The DVD is no longer available but if you’d like exclusive access to the video online, please send an email request [email protected]. This is Part 1 of an hour long conversation with Tony. Part 2 picks up right where this leaves off on episode #47 of Golf Smarter Mulligans. Golf Smarter Mulligans is usually published on Fridays, but as we dedicate this month to Tony’s instruction, we’ll publish both Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans on Tuesdays. Subscribe for free to both Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans wherever you find your favorite podcasts. Don’t miss this amazing offer from our friends at TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Our usual ‘golfsmarter’ at checkout discount is 10%. But if you spend a minimum of $49, you’ll get 20% off any order before April 1, 2020 with the checkout code “golfsmarter”.This episode is brought to you by CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-on. if you’re looking to relieve your muscle and joint pain within 15 minutes and need a natural, yet powerful solution that is tested & works, try CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-On.Go to O-M-A-X health.com and enter code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off CryoFreeze and sitewide! Don’t let muscle soreness continue to be another excuse why you’re not playing well. Go to omaxhealth dot.com and feel relief faster!
3/10/202039 minutes, 48 seconds
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A March with Manzoni: The Single Pivot Swing in Detail pt1 with Tony Manzoni (RIP)

730: To kick off the start of the golf season, we dedicate March to the legacy and instruction of Tony Manzoni whom we lost to cancer in October 2018 at the age of 82. Tony’s appearances, book and DVD “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” generated more excitement from Golf Martyrs worldwide than any other teacher featured. If you’ve not heard Tony before, be prepared for some binge listening this month. If you’re familiar with his method, then let this act as a refresher for a new season of great golf. “The Lost Fundamental” is now available in paperback or Kindle format at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1 . The DVD is no longer available but if you’d like exclusive access to the video online, please send an email request [email protected]. This is Part 1 of an hour long conversation with Tony. Part 2 picks up right where this leaves off on episode #46 of Golf Smarter Mulligans. Golf Smarter Mulligans is usually published on Fridays, but as we dedicate this month to Tony’s instruction, we’ll publish both Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans on Tuesdays. Subscribe for free to both Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans wherever you find your favorite podcasts. Don’t miss this amazing offer from our friends at TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Our usual ‘golfsmarter’ at checkout discount is 10%. But if you spend a minimum of $49, you’ll get 20% off any order before April 1, 2020 with the checkout code “golfsmarter”. You know you’re going to loose balls this year, so don’t waste money where you don’t have to! Choose the Eagle premium quality used balls, which are just as good as brand new balls, but sell for half the price of new ones. Consider this: purchase 4 dozen Titleist ProV1 with the ‘golfsmarter’ discount for under $80. Anywhere else you’d pay $192 for basically the same balls!!!! What’s the discussion?!
3/4/202040 minutes, 22 seconds
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You Will NEVER Leave Your Best Shots On the Range featuring Josh Zander.

729: Josh Zander makes a return visit to discuss the difference between warming up and practicing. To often we’ll hear someone on the driving range say that they don’t want to hit to many balls because they don’t want to waste their best shots before the round. RUBBISH! Besides being a great teacher, Josh is a Class A PGA Teaching Professional at Stanford University Golf Course and a member of the Golf Digest Magazine Pro Panel. He’s a two time Northern California PGA Teacher of the Year, and was voted Top100 Teacher of the Year by Golf Magazine. Learn more about Josh and his teaching philosophy at zandergolf.comThis week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #45 titled “Quickest Way to Lower Scores is to Sink More Putts!” we feature Bob Montello, a professional Tour coach with more than 5 decades of PGA instruction. More relevant to our conversation is that he’s a putting specialist! This is a valuable and entertaining replay of episode 111 originally published in January 2008. Golf Smarter Mulligans is published each Friday. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
2/25/202039 minutes, 11 seconds
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Pt2 Inside the Ropes with PGA Tour Pros on Success, Failure, and Their Mental Game

728: Cary Valentine returns in part 2 featuring interviews with Kevin Tway, James Hahn, and Xander Schauffele from the 2020 Hawaii PGA Tour events talking about being in the zone, falling out of the zone, struggling with their mental game, and more. Cary is a mental game coach, author and motivational speaker. Find out more on his methods and insights at championyourinnergame.comThis week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, we go just outside the realm of instruction with one of Fred’s top 5 episodes of all time. Our guest is author Mark Frost on his book “The Match: The Day The Game of Golf Changed Forever”. This book is an amazingly true story of a single round match in Monterey CA in 1956 pitting Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson against amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
2/18/202028 minutes, 4 seconds
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Inside the Ropes with PGA Tour Pros on Dealing with Success & Failure

727: Cary Valentine joins us for the third consecutive year sharing exclusive interviews with PGA Tour Pros while they were playing in Hawaii. In Part 1 we hear from Graham McDowell, Paul Azinger, Fabian Gomez, and Anibar Lahiri talking about their mental game, being in the zone, falling out of the zone, advice for amateurs and more. Cary is a mental game coach, author and motivational speaker. Find out more on his methods and insights at championyourinnergame.comThis week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, one of our favorite instructors ever Jim Waldron of Balance Point Golf Schools joins us for his first ever appearance on Golf Smarter. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-on. If you’re looking to relieve your muscle and joint pain within 15 minutes and need a natural, yet powerful solution that is tested & works, try CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-On.Go to omaxhealth.com and enter code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off CryoFreeze and sitewide! Don’t let muscle soreness continue to be another excuse why you’re not playing well.  Go to omaxhealth.com and feel relief faster!
2/12/202039 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Wedge Guy’s Latest Creation Will Help Amateur’s Short Game featuring Terry Koehler

726: Terry “The Wedge Guy” Koehler returns with a new company formed by recreational golfers FOR recreational golfers. Terry’s 30-year passion for designing wedges focuses on what elite players WANT from their wedges, but delivers what you NEED from yours. His new, innovative Edison Forged wedge design offers more spin, more penetrating trajectories, and the smallest dispersion pattern by 31 feet over “game improvement” wedges! Edison Golf is also giving you an amazing opportunity to join their “500 Club” to be a part of their exciting story. Learn more at nextseed.com/edison. For more information on Edison Golf wedges go to EdisonWedges.com This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, Damon Lucas, a certified Putting Zone instructor talks about the three critical elements to be a better putter. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
2/4/202040 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Clutch Golfer Formula with 2x World Long Drive Champion Eric Jones, PGA

725: We all love to witness a clutch performance in any sport. Even better, we like to deliver a clutch shot. But how can you be confident that you have what it takes to make the shot? Eric Jones, PGA, MA has won the World Long Drive Championship two times, so he not only performs, but knows how to perform under pressure. He’s just co-authored a fabulous book with legendary mental game coach, Dr. Glen Albaugh called “The Clutch Golfer Formula: How to Hit Exactly The Shot You Want Precisely When You Need It”. In this week's conversation Eric joins us to discuss what it means to be a clutch performer, the skills required to deliver when called upon, and how to practice those skills so that when you need to make the clutch shot, you're relieved of the pressure. Eric mentions a couple websites you may want to investigate. PGA.coach iGolfU.com and his own teaching site, ericjonesgolf.com You can pick up the book on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/CLUTCH-GOLFER-FORMULA-Exactly-Precisely/dp/0984417133/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2WKXKU6LMUI96&keywords=the+clutch+golfer+formula&qid=1579305881&sprefix=the+Clutch+Golfer+For%2Caps%2C189&sr=8-1This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, we hear from Golf Channel contributor Kirk Jones on his book and teaching method, The Golf Swing Modernized & Simplified. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
1/28/202043 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Advantages of Peak Performance Training for Student Athletes and You! featuring Joel Pelland

724: Joel Pelland is a Peak Performer. What else can he be with 5 kids under 5yrs?!?? Actually Joel is a Peak Performance coach, high school teacher / coach, and former D1 Baseball player. In this conversation we tap into his insights of how to get student athletes to understand and utilize peak performance to get them beyond just being physically talented. More and more programs are understanding that whatever the sport, the mental game is a huge factor in the success of any athlete. Joel can be found at peakperformancechi.com. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is how to Build Your ‘A’ Game with Fitness Instructor, Bobby Kelly. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
1/21/202034 minutes
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The Flaws with the New World Handicap System from “The Pope of Slope” Dean Knuth

723: On January 1, 2020 the World Handicap System went into effect in the US along with several other countries around the world. In the US, this new system replaces the old USGA GHIN. Our guest is Dean Knuth, who was a charter member of the USGA Handicap Research Team and also created the USGA Course Rating System in 1976, then later the Slope Rating System to make handicaps more reliable and portable. Hence his nickname “The Pope of Slope”. He’s not a fan of the new WHS nor how it was implemented. He joins us to break it down. He also discusses the latest development in his latest venture as the co-founder and creator of the High Heat 257+ Drivers, Fairway Woods, and Hybrids designed so that amateur golfers can hit longer and straiter shots.  Here’s an article that explains features of the new WGS. https://www.golfdigest.com/story/five-keys-to-the-new-world-handicap-system And here’s what Dean had to say in a GolfDigest followup. https://www.golfdigest.com/story/voices-the-flaw-in-the-new-world-handicap-system-dean-knuth  Golf Smarter listeners get 20% off the new High Heat 257+ Turf Glider Sold model that will be introduced at the PGA Merchandise Show next week. Just tell them that Golf Smarter referred you!  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is our part 2 featuring Darrin Gee, author of The Seven Principles of Golf, and Director of the Spirit of Golf Academy in Waikoloa, HI. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Express VPN. Visit www.expressvpn.com.
1/15/202044 minutes, 3 seconds
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The 2019 PGA Tour MattyB Awards: 10th Annual Irreverent Commentary of the Best

722: We kick off the 15th year of Golf Smarter with our annual MattyB Awards featuring comedian, writer, radio personality, golf nut, and host of “The Curse of Oak Island”, Matty Blake @TheMattyBlake. MattyB takes a light hearted and completely sarcastic view of the best and worst that the 2019 PGA Tour had to offer. Categories include: Ugliest Moment, Dumbest Decision, New Year’s Wish, Performance and Player of the Year.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is our the first of two episodes featuring Darrin Gee, author of The Seven Principles of Golf, and Director of the Spirit of Golf Academy in Waikoloa, HI. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-on. If you’re looking to relieve your muscle and joint pain within 15 minutes and need a natural, yet powerful solution that is tested & works, try CryoFreeze Pain Relief Roll-On.Go to omaxhealth.com and enter code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off CryoFreeze and sitewide! Don’t let muscle soreness continue to be another excuse why you’re not playing well.  Go to omaxhealth.com and feel relief faster!
1/8/20201 hour, 6 minutes
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The Critical Elements that Separate a Super Golfer from the Rest of Us featuring Pia Nilsson

721: Super Golfers have a strong sense of their technical and emotional elements of their game to achieve consistently low scores. Pia Nilsson, co-founder of Vision54 and lifelong coach for Annika Sorenstam joins us to share the secrets that can take you from being a average or pretty good golfer into a Super Golfer.Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all, but special congratulations go out to John W of Millersville, PA, winner of a customized SeeMore putter with Rifle Scope Technology courtesy of seemore.com.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is our very first conversation with Pia Nilsson from 2007 in an episode we call “Every Shot Must Have a Purpose.” These two episode together will give you a strong sense of how powerful going to a Vision54 school can be. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
12/24/201937 minutes, 9 seconds
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Drop 3 Putts & More with Complete Confidence Using Rifle Scope Technology

720: Our guest, Jim Grundberg, is the gracious and generous CEO of Seemore putters . For our last giveaway of 2019 we’re giving away a brand new, customized Seemore Putter from either their Classic Series or their latest Mini Giant series. When you win, their fitting experts will work with you to put a great new putter with Rifle Scope Technology in your bag. These putters have proven themselves on the PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tours, and will give you the confidence and precision to sink more putts every round. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is December 22, 2019 Midnight PDT and the winner will be announced on episode 721.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans episode 36, published each Friday, is "Using Mental Keys to Control Anxiety and/or Fear on the Golf Course" with author, mental coach, and founder of the Mental Keys system, Michael Anthony. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
12/17/201938 minutes, 1 second
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The Lost Art of Playing Golf featuring co-author Karl Morris

719: “Golf is meant to be chaotic!” Once we understand that inconsistency is built into golf, then maybe we wouldn’t be so hard on ourselves. This week we speak once again to Karl Morris. Karl and his co-author, Gary Nicol (ep713 “If You Aim at Nothing, You’ll Hit it Everytime) help us to improve our game by improving our demeanor and approach. In their second book, “The Lost Art of Playing Golf” we learn more about the various elements of game improvement that have been lost while we focus trying to reach perfection.Congratulations to Miles D of Buntingford, England, winner of an online session to cure the Yips with James Hymers of JamesHymbers.com  Our next giveaway is a customized SeeMore putter with Rifle Scope Technology courtesy of seemore.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is December 22, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This episode is presented by ExpressVPN. Visit ExpressVPN.com/golfsmarter and get three extra months for free!This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is our very first conversation with Lynn Marriott from 2007 in an episode we call “The Perfect 30 Minute Practice.” We heard from Lynn a couple episodes ago on Golf Smarter and this is a fabulous compliment to that interview. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
12/11/201935 minutes, 47 seconds
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Golf Yips Can Be Cured with Psycho Sensory Therapy by James Hymers

718: James Hymers is a “fast change” therapist based in Windsor Berkshire, UK. He understands that in today’s fast paced world we prefer therapy that works fast too. By utilizing Psycho Sensory Therapy, James claims that his average client only needs two sessions to achieve freedom from anxiety, phobias, trauma, PTSD, and the yips. These days, successfully helping golfers is about 25% of his business. If you think that this can help, he’s offering you a 10% discount at JamesHymers.com with the checkout code “golfsmarter”. In addition to face to face sessions, he’s very successful helping clients online. Our next giveaway is next episode so enter today to win a session to help cure your issue with Yips, phobias, or anxiety with today’s guest. Find out more at JamesHymers.com . To win, enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is December 8, 2019 Midnight PDT.  Congratulations to Paul T of Toronto, Canada, winner of a Full Access Pass to the Gravity Golf Challenge, courtesy of GravityGolf.com, valued at $500! This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is the second of two episodes with Michael Murphy, author of “Golf In The Kingdom”. This novel means as much to golf’s mental game as any book in history. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
12/3/201938 minutes, 21 seconds
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Golf Consistency is Achieved on the Course, Not the Range! Featuring Lynn Marriott of Vision54

717: This week we speak to Lynn Marriott co-founder of VISION54, a breakthrough program and golf school based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Lynn and and her partner Pia Nilsson are internationally recognized as two of the highest ranked female instructors in America, and are both regularly featured among Golf Digest's Top 50 Greatest Teachers. VISION54 golf schools have been awarded the "Best Golf School in America" multiple times. Lynn and Pia have coached nine different major winners and four #1 ranked players in the world, including Anika Sorenstam. Their latest book is "Be A Player". Our next giveaway is a Full Access Pass to the Gravity Golf Challenge, courtesy of GravityGolf.com, valued at $500! Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is December 1, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is the first of two episodes with Michael Murphy, author of “Golf In The Kingdom”. This novel means as much to golf’s mental game as any book in history. So much so that there’s a global organization of golfers called “The Shivas Irons Society” that meet regularly all over the world. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
11/27/201941 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Eureka Golf Swing May Be Your “Ah-Ha” Moment to Consistency featuring Steve Johnston, PGA

716: By request, we speak with Steve Johnston, PGA from Scotland about his “Eureka Golf Swing”. If learning to keep your left wrist flat, finding the low point of your swing, or improving contact to get straighter ball flight, then Steve’s website eurekagolfswing.com and his incredibly popular YouTube channel, SteveJohnsonPGA will have you saying “Eureka! I’ve found it!” Our next giveaway is a Full Access Pass to the Gravity Golf Challenge, courtesy of GravityGolf.com, valued at $500! Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is December 1, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, we speak to Tracy Reed. This is an important episode for those who after years of playing, have completely lost their swing and don’t know how to get it back. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
11/19/201936 minutes, 15 seconds
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GolfLogix Continues to Lead the Digital Revolution in Golf Technology featuring President Pete Charleston

715: The GolfLogix app has an incredible new feature that reads the slope and breaks of greens. It’s pushing the limits of what’s been done before that is why GolfLogix continues to be the most popular, and most copied of all golf apps for mobile and wearable technology. But their story started 20 years ago, well before any of us ever heard about GPS. In this episode, we meet with CEO Pete Charleston to hear the complete history, features and reasons why GolfLogix offers far more than any handheld device on the market. For more, check out golflogix.com. Our next giveaway is a Full Access Pass to the Gravity Golf Challenge, courtesy of GravityGolf.com, valued at $500! Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is December 1, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, we focus on keeping your swing as simple as possible with Director of West Coast instruction for the Bird Golf Academy, Jim Samsing.=. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
11/12/201947 minutes, 58 seconds
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Playing 18 with a Blind Golfer is Both an Inspiration and a Great Lesson in Gratitude

714: When was the last time you hit balls at range with your eyes closed? It’s an amazing opportunity to learn more about what some coaches call “awareness”, being able to truly feel your body as you swing the golf club. Now do that out on the course. That’s what it’s like for blind golfers! In this episode, Golf Smarter listener, Bob Banks, who has been legally blind for four years, and host Fred Greene play 18 holes at Hiddenbrooke Golf Course in Vallejo, CA. You’ll hear how Bob and Bob’s friend/guide/coach Jerry, navigate driving, chipping, and putting through a challenging course. You’ll also learn more about how Bob lost his vision, his initial reaction, and how he learned about and became part of the Blind Golf community. Bob challenges us all to close our eyes the next time we're practicing and see what we learn. For more, check out usblindgolf.com Check out the video from this round and watch how Bob and and his friend/coach/guide Jerry work together so that Bob can play blind golf successfully on our GolfSmarterTV channel at https://youtu.be/QdBK3lIs0aU Our next giveaway is a Full Access Pass to the Gravity Golf Challenge, courtesy of GravityGolf.com, valued at $500! Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is December 1, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, we speak to author/English Professor/golf coach Jame Ragonnet on his book “Golf's Three Noble”. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
11/5/201934 minutes, 3 seconds
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If You Aim at Nothing, You’ll Hit It Every Time featuring Co-Author of “The Lost Art of Playing Golf”, Gary Nicol

713: The last time we met Gary Nicol (ep699 published on 7/23/19), we discussed the first book he co-authored with Karl Morris, “The Lost Art of Putting”. They’ve just released a new book called “The Lost Art of Playing Golf” in which we discuss the various elements of game improvement that have been lost with today’s technology that has made the focus of hitting the ball, not making ‘golf shots’. The Forward of this book is excellent as it’s provided by Rudy Durant, Tiger Woods’ childhood coach.Our next giveaway is a Full Access Pass to the Gravity Golf Challenge, courtesy of GravityGolf.com, valued at $500! Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is December 1, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is the second of two episodes with Hall of Fame PGA Tour Caddy, Andrew Martinez. Andrew has two Majors in his storied resume. He carried the bag for Johnny Miller when Johnny was the first person to shoot a 63 in a Major back in 1973. Andrew also caddie for Tom Lehman when he won an Open Championship. This conversation took place outside, alongside a driving range where they discussed his personal history, working on the PGA Tour, and color commentary of what he sees from these hackers on the range. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
10/29/201939 minutes, 31 seconds
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It’s The Takeaway That Dictates Your Downswing. More on the 2-6 Golfer with Terry Bradley

712: Terry Bradley, the 2-6 Golfer returns for more discussion on his unique swing method that has transformed the confidence and swing of many golfers. .  Congratulations to Eric W of Columbus, OH! Eric has been selected at random to receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card, courtesy of AutoSlash.com.Our next giveaway is a Full Access Pass to the Gravity Golf Challenge, courtesy of GravityGolf.com, valued at $500! Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is December 1, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is the first of two episodes with Hall of Fame PGA Tour Caddy, Andrew Martinez. Andrew has two Majors in his storied resume. He carried the bag for Johnny Miller when Johnny was the first person to shoot a 63 in a Major back in 1973. Andrew also caddie for Tom Lehman when he won an Open Championship. This conversation took place outside, alongside a driving range where they discussed his personal history, working on the PGA Tour, and color commentary of what he sees from these hackers on the range. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
10/22/201939 minutes, 17 seconds
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Preparing TPC Harding Park for the 2020 PGA Championship with Course GM Tom Smith

711: Tom Smith is our featured guest and the General Manager of the TPC operated, San Francisco owned Harding Park GC. We talk to Tom about what what’s involved a year in advance to prepare for a Major that happens from May 14-17, 2020. Although this is the fifth in California, this will be the first PGA Championship to be held in San Francisco. Harding Park is also the first TPC property to host a Major, yet it’s the second PGA Championship to be conducted at a muni course. Our next giveaway is a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of autoslash.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is October 20, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features a conversation about lowering your scores from 100 yards and in with Mike Wilkerson. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
10/15/201946 minutes
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The New Golf Novel "18 Holes" is More Than Just a Round of Golf with author J. Wesley Frost

710: J Wesley Frost plays golf to get away from thinking about his work as a small town police officer. So does the main character of his first self published book, “18 Holes” available on Amazon. But that’s where the similarity ends. The main character, Henry Walsh, is about taking you out for a detailed round of golf, but like all of us, it’s what happens between shots that makes this book hard to put down. .  Congratulations to Petra C of Santee, CA. Petra has been selected at random to receive an online full swing assessment from Jeff Ritter of MTTPerformance.com. Our next giveaway is a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Autoslash.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is October 20, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features the return of Carey Mumford, father of modern day sports psychology and the creator of the Clear Key System. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
10/8/201935 minutes, 51 seconds
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More on Gravity Golf with the Founder and Former PGA Tour Pro, David Lee

707: When Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi Rodriquez, and Lee Trevino endorse your swing method, you have to be doing something special. Gravity Golf is special! After two conversations with his son, this time we speak to the creator and founder of Gravity Golf, David Lee. Almost by accident, in 1973, the science of Gravity Golf was discovered while on the practice tee, but when you hear how it works, you’ll be captivated. Get more at gravitygolf.com, and take advantage of the exclusive Golf Smarter 20% discount on the Gravity Golf Challenge with the coupon code "golfsmarter".  Our next giveaway is a online swing assessment courtesy of Jeff Ritter, featured on episode 706. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is October 6, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features a conversation with Suzanne Noblett, two time LPGA Midwest Section Teacher of the Year talking about getting the most out of your practice range sessions. The episode is called “Practice Golf with Attention & Intention for Great Results”. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
10/1/201952 minutes, 37 seconds
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Inside the Nuts & Bolts of Gravity Golf with Daniel Lee: Part2 (Listen for a Special Offer!)

708: This is part 2 of our conversation on Gravity Golf with Daniel Lee. As last week was our introduction to how Gravity Golf came into existence and how it works, this week we get into the nuts and bolts of how to make it work for you. Daniel also provides Golf Smarter listeners with an extremely generous 20% discount on the Gravity Golf Challenge with the coupon code “golfsmarter”. There are 3 stages of the Challenge, and by purchasing the “All Access Pass” to all three you could save around $100US with this discount! Go to GravityGolf.com for more.  Congratulations to Stephen L of San Antonio, TX. He's been selected at random to receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of autoslash.com. Our next giveaway is a online swing assessment courtesy of Jeff Ritter, featured on episode 706. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is October 6, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features another conversation with Dr. Joseph Parent, author of “Zen Putting: Mastering The Mental Game Around the Greens”. Due to a scheduling error, this is actually part 1 of the conversation and last week was part 2. Sorry. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
9/24/201937 minutes, 40 seconds
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Endorsed by Jack, Chi Chi, & Lee Trevino, Gravity Golf Could Work for You! Featuring Daniel Lee

707: Gravity Golf could be the most logical golf swing methods ever introduced, which is why it’s praises have been sung by some of the greatest golfers in the modern era. In part 1 of a surprising 2 part conversation, we speak with Daniel Lee, son of the Founder, David Lee, and one of the lead instructors at the Gravity Golf Schools. Almost by accident, in 1973, the Gravity Golf science was discovered while on the practice tee, but when you hear how it works, you’ll be captivated. Get more at gravitygolf.com, but don’t make any purchases or start the Gravity Golf Challenge until you hear part 2. (SPOILER ALERT) Daniel makes a very generous offer to all Golf Smarter listeners.  Our next giveaway is for a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of autoslash.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is September 22, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features a conversation with Dr. Joseph Parent, author of Zen Golf, the most popular mental game book in history. In this episode he introduces us to his new book, “Zen Putting: Mastering The Mental Game Around the Greens”. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
9/17/201936 minutes, 41 seconds
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Getting Consistent at Golf is about Making Your Swing Work, Not Trying to Imitate a Tour Player's

706: Jeff Ritter (MTTgolf on Twitter/Instagram. MakeTheTurn on Facebook and YouTube) of Make the Turn Golf (app and mttperformance.com website) is one of our favorite instructors not because he’s the son of a golf instructor or that he’s been teaching since he was 16, it’s because he has a fully integrated approach to making his students better by combining Skill Building, Mindset, Fitness, and Nutrition. In this conversation we talk about how becoming a complete golfer who “plays a game” will outplay someone who is just focused on swing mechanics.Congratulations to Matthew K of Sanford, NC. He's been selected at random to receive a dozen premium used golf balls of his choice courtesy of Sam Hogan and TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com.Our next giveaway is for a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Autoslash.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is September 22, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features a fascinating conversation with golf course architect Brian Silva on What Makes a Golf Course Great. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
9/10/201942 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bent. Poa. Bermuda. Rye. Hybrid. Why You Don’t Need to Care About the Different Grasses on Golf Courses with George Kelly.

705: George Kelly is the CEO of Greenway Golf, a company that specializes in golf course maintenance, management, restoration, and construction. In this conversation we talk about the variety of grasses used on courses and why. We also learn about two of their course projects in Northern California that are special and fun (if you can get on the property). The exclusive Mayacama in the wine country area of Sonoma County, and their Australian Links style course designed by Rees Jones, Corica Park in Alameda. Our next giveaway is for a dozen premium used golf balls of your choice from TWOGUYSWITHGOLFBALLS.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is September 9, 2019 Midnight PDT.  Fred reads a listener email thanking Josh Zander for his incredible instruction that was featured on episode 607, published on 18October, 2017.    This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, #21, we meet the founder of Bird Golf Academy, Jay Ewing. In an earlier episode of Mulligans we met Carey Mumford and heard about his Clear Key System. Bird Golf Academy was where we first met Carey, and they’re still big fans of his mental game approach to better golf. Jay provides insights to Carey’s work and also shares a couple of great tips for better putting and golf. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
9/3/201943 minutes, 55 seconds
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Don’t Keep Your Head Down?! Don’t Keep Your Lead Arm Straight! More on Easiest Swing with Bob Van Dusen

704: Bob Van Dusen is the only golf instructor in the United States who is teaching the methods we heard about last episode from Brian Sparks called the Easiest Golf Swing that is especially effective for golfers 50 and older. In this conversation we get into more detail and drills on how to achieve better ball striking and you may be shocked to hear tips that may go against everything you’ve heard in the past. Congratulations Jim A of Sao Paulo, Brazil! His name was selected at random to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card from Autoslash.com Our next giveaway is for a dozen premium used golf balls of your choice from TWOGUYSWITHGOLFBALLS.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is August 25, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, #20, is with Scott Strool who has developed a practice session that will help you get the most from your time on the range. Some people suggest that you practice like you play, others emphasize to practice with a purpose. But those don’t necessarily work for everyone. Listen for tips on how to make practice more effective than ever. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
8/27/201940 minutes, 12 seconds
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60% of All Golfers Are Over 50, Yet The “Easiest Swing”Can Help All Golfers!

703: Surveys show that 60% of all golfers are over 50, yet golf instruction focuses on the power and flexibility of young people. Brian Sparks like Bobby Jones believes that “the whole body is involved” in the golf swing, not just your arms, hips, wrists, etc. Brian has been helping golfers in the UK and France for decades and sees a huge difference from “teaching” (at people) vs “coaching” (for people). From that he’s developed a philosophy that’s evolved from Positive Impact Golf (https://easiestswing.com/our-products/) to Easiest Swing Golf (easiestswing.com). Our next giveaway is for $100 Amazon gift card courtesy of autoslash.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is August 25, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans we meet Dr. Rico Provasoli who wrote a novel called “Golf Between The Ears” (https://ricoprovasoli.me/books/)based on a true story he read in Sports Illustrated. He’s an MD who’s lectured for years on Somatic Reprogramming, which addresses Muscle Memory. Real or Myth? Listen to learn more! Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
8/20/201940 minutes, 58 seconds
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The 2/6 Golfer is All About the Takeaway: A Simple and Effective Swing Process with Terry Bradley

702: Terry Bradley comes to Golf Smarter by request from a listener who says he went from a 16hcp to 6.9 using he used Terry’s 2-6 Golf Process. Our listener was ready to quit the game altogether when he discovered Terry’s YouTube channel on 2-6 Golf, which stands for 2 swing thoughts for all 6 swing positions. Check out his site at SimpleGolf.orgCongratulations Dwayne D of Gresham, OR! His name was selected at random to win a customized Seemore putter courtesy of seemore.com We’re not done yet. Our next giveaway is for another $100 Amazon gift card courtesy of autoslash.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is August 25, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans is going to help you get passed the notion that consistency comes from pounding buckets of balls. The most important tool you have is your body and in this episode we meet Katherine Roberts of Yoga for Golfers, who provides pre and post round stretches that will loosen you up for every round and make it easier to swing freely with less body stress. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
8/13/201947 minutes, 50 seconds
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"The Optimal Performance Swing” or TOPS that is 100% Biomechanically & Anatomically Valid with Kiran Kanwar

701: Kiran Kanwar has spent 25 years researching the movement of the body during a golf swing and has determined that the most effective and efficient swing is actually 95% set-up and 5% backswing. In 1989 she became the 1st female golf teaching professional in India, and has been in the US since studying, writing, and presenting her research. If you’re interested in better performance and reducing the potential for injury, this swing could be for you! Our next giveaway is for a brand new customized SeeMore putter from seemore.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is August 11, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features the Aaron Fagan, a David Ledbetter Senior Instructor. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
8/6/201939 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Key to Reducing 3 Putts, Spend More Time Practicing Pace; Pt2 of The Lost Art of Putting with the other Co-Author Karl Morris

700: Why is it that we teach beginning golfers the importance of pace vs direction in putting, but then as we continue to play better get hung up on the line? This is part two on the book “The Lost Art of Putting - Introducing the Six Putting Performance Principles”. This episode’s conversation is with Karl Morris calling from just outside Manchester, UK. Congratulations Grant F of Temple, TX! His name was selected at random to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of autoslash.com We’re not done yet. Our next giveaway is for a brand new customized SeeMore putter from Seemore.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is August 11, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features the creator of the Clear Key system, Carey Mumford. Over the years we’ve heard many teachers discuss using this mental approach to better ball contact. Carey has passed away, so it’s really special to hear him describe this system in detail. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
7/30/201943 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Lost Art of Putting (part1) with Co-Author Gary Nicol

699: Putting is an art form that is too often gets lost amidst science. This is the first of two episodes with two different guests who co-authored a book called “The Lost Art of Putting - Introducing the Six Putting Performance Principles”. This episode’s conversation is with Gary Nicol direct from Scotland. Next week we’ll talk to his teaching partner, Karl Morris just outside of Manchester, UK. Our next drawing, back by popular demand is a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of autoslash.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is July 28, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features Dr. Glen Albaugh, professor, sports (& golf) psychologist, golfer, author, on his book “Winning The Battle Within”. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
7/23/201949 minutes, 50 seconds
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Swing Like a Pro in 10 Minutes using S.U.R.F.! with Randy Chang

698: Randy Chang is a PGA Professional who grew up playing golf in Hawaii, but like most kids growing up on these islands, the primary sport is surfing. Randy’s developed a method to improve your game that he calls S.U.R.F. for Simplicity/Safety. Understanding. Retention. FUN! Learn more at RandyChangPGA.com Congratulations to our five winners of a Golf Smarter customized Glovelast courtesy of glovelast.com. It’s a great tool to help care for and give added life to your gloves. Our winners from across the USA include: Howard S of University City, MO; Teddy B of Pewaukee, WI; Alex P of Tempe, AZ; Don E of Sharon, MA; and Edward K of Mission Viejo, CA. Our next drawing, back by popular demand is a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of autoslash.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is July 28, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features sports/golf psychologist Dr. Robert K Winters, on his book “The Ten Commandments of Mindpower Golf”. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
7/16/201941 minutes, 6 seconds
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Hit Longer Golf Shots Consistently by Tweaking Your Wrist Positions During Your Swing with Zach Allen

697: Zach Allen, PGA learned while playing D1 College Golf at USC that trying to make the perfect golf swing was a disaster for his game and competitive edge. Then he fell in love with teaching, and lately has been on the minds and lips of many golfers because of his clear and concise instruction on YouTube (Zach Allen Golf). Host Fred Greene watched just one video and increased his distance by making one simple tweak. Zach’s three part video series called Ball Striking Blueprint .  Make sure to register to win a Glovelast! We’re giving away 5 of these simple tools to increase the life of your golf gloves by 40%! Each winner will get a Glovelast with the Golf Smarter logo courtesy of glovelast.com. Here's a short video intro to Glovelast at GolfSmarterTV. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is July 14, 2019 Midnight PDT.  How would you like a free online copy of Tony Manzoni's video "The Lost Fundamental"? Just submit an honest review of Golf Smarter or Golf Smarter Mulligans at the place where you subscribe to either show. Send your review and where it can be found to [email protected] and once publication is confirmed, we'll send you the private link to the video. Thanks for your support!! This week Golf Smarter Mulligans we talk to the guru of Puttingzone.com, Geoff Mangum. Geoff's knowledge and understanding of better putting is remarkable, which is why he has teachers around the world using his methods. Golf Smarter Mulligans is published on Fridays, subscribe for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental.Congratulations to Bernd D of Germany who wrote in to share that he finally broke 80! Watch Fred's introduction to Bernd when they played together in Northern California . Are you coming to San Francisco and want to play golf? Send Fred and email and see if we coordinate our schedules.
7/9/201937 minutes, 33 seconds
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Getting Into the Mindset & Pre-Shot Routine of Great Golfers with Roger Gunn

696: Roger Gunn returns to dig deep into the mindset and pre-shot routine of great golfers and explains how the rest of us are not that far from accomplishing more on the golf course. He also touches on the consequences of bold vs conservative targets, and wants us all to know that “it wasn’t necessarily a bad shot, just a judgement error.” Congratulations to Thomas C of Oswego, NY. He's been selected at random to receive a dozen premium used golf balls of his choice courtesy of Sam Hogan and TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Don’t miss our next drawing because this time we’re going to select 5 winners!! Glovelast is a new way to care for and give added life to your gloves. Each winner will get a Glovelast with the Golf Smarter logo courtesy of glovelast.com. Here's a short video intro to Glovelast at GolfSmarterTV. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is July 14, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features Mike Pederson, a golf exercise expert and fitness trainer providing us with drills on increasing your distance and reducing your pain with golf specific exercises. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
7/2/201939 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mailbag: Your Golf Ball Questions Answered by Sam Hogan

695: Sam Hogan of TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com returns so that we can open the mailbag and answer your questions and concerns about golf balls, performance, comparisons, best ball for different level of players, used ball quality, and more.  Make sure to register to win a dozen golf balls of your choice from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is June 30, 2019 Midnight PDT. Make sure to tell all your golf buddies about this incredible offer to get an additional 10% EVERY ORDER, EVERY TIME with the checkout code "golfsmarter". Go to twoguyswithgolfballs.com/golf-smarter for more. Offer expires 4/1/20.  How would you like a free online copy of Tony Manzoni's video "The Lost Fundamental"? Just submit an honest review of Golf Smarter or Golf Smarter Mulligans at the place where you subscribe to either show. Send your review and where it can be found to [email protected] and once publication is confirmed, we'll send you the private link to the video. Thanks for your support!! This week Golf Smarter Mulligans focuses on golf fitness and exercise with Mike Pederson. Golf Smarter Mulligans is published on Fridays, subscribe for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental.Still have a question about golf balls? Submit yours now and we’ll do another full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to [email protected]
6/25/201945 minutes, 13 seconds
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YouTube Sensation Christo Garcia on the Story of MySwingEvolution, and Teaching the Classic Golf Swing

694: Christo Garcia’s YouTube channel, MySwingEvolution, has nearly 40K subscribers because he’s studied Ben Hogan’s book and is now teaching “The Classic Golf Swing”. Christo comes us by listener request and you’ll hear why he’s been so successful as he explains how he uses his training in marshall arts, yoga, and ballet to provide complete body awareness through the swing.  Make sure to register to win a dozen golf balls of your choice from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is June 30, 2019 Midnight PDT. How would you like a free online copy of Tony Manzoni's video "The Lost Fundamental"? Just submit an honest review of Golf Smarter or Golf Smarter Mulligans at the place where you subscribe to either show. Send your review and where it can be found to [email protected] and once publication is confirmed, we'll send you the private link to the video. Thanks for your support!! This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is part 2 with Billy Bondaruk on his book “The 7 Myths of Golf”. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental.Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours now because we’re doing a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers in a couple weeks. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to [email protected]
6/18/201935 minutes, 19 seconds
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A Great Golf Pre-Round Warmup, and FINALLY a way to Practice Uphill/Downhill Lies

693: Karen Palacios-Jansen of CardioGolf.com is a LPGA Master Instructor who has finally addressed one of the hardest shots to practice at home or on the range, and that’s the Uphill/Downhill lie. In this episode she talks to host Fred Greene about her suggested pre-round warm up, but also provides details on the impact that her CardioGolf Slope and Shortee club can have on your game when practicing these frustrating golf shots. Congratulations to Sarah B of Chico, CA. She's the winner of our random drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Autoslash.com. Our next drawing is for a dozen Golf Balls of your choice courtesy of twoguyswithgolfballs.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is June 30, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is the start of another 2 part conversation. This time we speak to Billy Bondaruk on his book “The 7 Myths of Golf”. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.This episode of Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are both supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours now because we’re doing a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers in a couple weeks. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to [email protected]
6/11/201936 minutes, 21 seconds
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Taking Care of Ol' Mr. 3-Wiggle to Become a Better Putter with Cody Hale of Seemore Putters

692: Cody Hale of Seemore Putters returns to discuss why getting fit for a putter can be as effective as fitting for a driver or full set of clubs. He also provides tips and insights to warming up on the practice putting green before your next round. Our next giveaway is for a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of autoslash.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is June 11, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is part 2 with Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf, this time we’re discussing Extraordinary Putting. Fred is a teaching icon with a legion of dedicated followers across the globe. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode in a couple weeks with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to [email protected]
6/4/201939 minutes, 29 seconds
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You're Making Golf Harder Than It Needs To Be. Prepping For Your Next Round with Josh Zander

691: Josh Zander at ZanderGolf.com believes that there are 3 things you should understand to become a better golfer. Once you understand those, then you can go into your warmup and practice rounds knowing what to work on to improve. Congratulations to Matt C of Roanoke, VA. He's the winner of our random drawing for Tony Manzoni's online video "The Lost Fundamental”. Our next drawing is for a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Autoslash.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is June 11, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is part 1 of 2 with Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf. Fred is a teaching icon with a legion of dedicated followers across the globe. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to [email protected]
5/28/201938 minutes, 46 seconds
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Swinging a Golf Club Shouldn’t Hurt! DJ Watts Can Fix That with His Mechanically Correct Swing

690: DJ Watts hits the ball very long, at his intended target, and does it pain free! That’s because he has mastered and teaches what he calls “MCS” or a Mechanically-Correct Swing. He’s studied the swing for years and even though he may not be on the same page as classically trained instructors, his students prefer his results to what they usually hear. Find DJ’s blog and videos at waxgolf.com or on social media @wattsathletix.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, we have a conversation with Jim Delaby on how the average golfer can get into the zone, super zone or no-zone. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to [email protected] next drawing is for Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever”. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is Mary 26, 2019 Midnight PDT.
5/21/201940 minutes, 58 seconds
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Want to Hit a Better Golf Shot? Remember that Your Self Worth is Not On The Line! featuring Jim Waldron

689: Jim Waldron from Balance Point Golf School returns to go beyond the curing your yips to discuss how our egos get in the way to preventing us from achieving lower scores. His mental game approach will have you thinking about how you’re overthinking each shot.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published on Friday, we’re face to face in Pebble Beach with Ben Alexander, the 2004 PGA Teacher of the Year, Northern California Section. You can also listen to Mulligans on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Both this episode and Golf Smarter Mulligans are supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to [email protected] to Tim J of Bolingbrook, IL. He's our winner of his choice of a dozen golf balls, any brand/model, courtesy of TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Our next drawing is for Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever”. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is Mary 26, 2019 Midnight PDT.
5/14/201942 minutes, 3 seconds
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More Pars Makes Golf More Fun. But Is It Possible For You? YES! with Christina Ricci

688: Christina Ricci started playing golf in 2000, and remarkably achieved a 5hcp in only five years. Since then she’s become a dedicated LPGA Certified Teaching professional, has written multiple books , developed numerous training products, contributes to GolfTips Magazine, and has been featured on the Golf Channel. Thanks to a listener suggestion who attended one of her many Make Pars Camps she joins us to talk about chipping, topping the ball, and why teaching women is only slightly different than teaching men. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans we meet Seth Glasco of the SouthPaw Golf Academy, "For Lefties, By Lefties". You can also subscribe to Mulligans on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to [email protected] next drawing is for a dozen golf balls of your choice from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is Mary 12, 2019 Midnight PDT.
5/7/201941 minutes, 59 seconds
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From Adversity to Inspiration to the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Incredible Life of Dennis Walters

687: The World Golf Hall of Fame is inducting seven incredible golfers in 2019, but only one is being honored for high marks of inspiration, not low scores. This week’s guest, Dennis Walters, was paralyzed from the waist-down at the age of 24 following a golf cart accident. He has since dedicated his career to sharing life lessons and inspiring fans and disabled golfers of all ages through golf clinics and special performances at more than 3,000 global appearances. Golf Smarter Mulligans is now available in Apple Podcasts! This week's episode, published on Friday, is called “What Exactly Golf Course Management Is, and How a GPS Can Enhance it” featuring PGA Master Professional, Tom Tatnall. You can also listen to Mulligans on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Both this episode and Golf Smarter Mulligans are supported by Autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to [email protected] to Scott K or Lakeville, MN! He's our winner of a brand new, customized SeeMore putter, courtesy of SeeMore.com . Our next drawing is for a dozen golf balls of your choice from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is Mary 12, 2019 Midnight PDT.
4/30/201942 minutes, 9 seconds
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Teaching Golf To Women is Different, And It Affects Men... with Jamie Zimron

686: Jamie Zimron, our golf sensei, returns to discuss the difference of teaching women to play golf vs teaching men. Their likes, dislikes, what resonates, and why it’s different then teaching men. And since Jamie is an activist/feminist/licensed psychotherapist/LPGA Certified Golf Instructor/Marshall Arts master/etc, Fred asks her about Tiger’s victory at The Masters and if she can separate her feelings between the golfer and the man. Golf Smarter Mulligans is now available in Apple Podcasts! This week's episode is called “Once You’re On The Course, How to Go Low” featuring Joe Sievers, Director of Golf. You can also listen to Mulligans on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to [email protected] Smarter Mulligans is also supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental.Next episode we announce the winner of a brand new, customized SeeMore putter, courtesy of SeeMore.com . Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is April 28, 2019 Midnight PDT.
4/23/201945 minutes, 32 seconds
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Golf Balls 2019! What's New & What's the Best for You featuring Sam Hogan

685: Sam Hogan of TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com returns to update us on what’s new and different about the latest release of the Titleist ProV1 and ProV1x. Also what is the Titleist AVX and who should play that? Costco has finally released their latest Kirkland balls under the radar, and they’re worth looking at for everyone.Since Fred doesn’t have all the best questions, we invite everyone to submit a question about golf balls that’s relevant to your game. Use #golfsmarter or #twoguyswithgolfballs on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Or just send it to [email protected]. Once we have a couple questions, Sam will return to answer them for you. This week on our new Golf Smarter Mulligans podcast our featured interview is with Joe Hallett, the “PGA Instructor of PGA Professional Instructors”. Please keep your eyes open for Golf Smarter Mulligans from your favorite podcast app. You can also hear them on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Discount offer expires 4/1/20This episode is brought to you by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental.Enter to win a brand new, customized SeeMore putter, courtesy of SeeMore.com at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019 to win. Deadline for entry is April 28, 2019 Midnight PDT.
4/16/201941 minutes, 40 seconds
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Combine the Best of Your Mental Game & Your Short Game, then Breakthrough to Lower Golf Scores

684: Dr Joseph Parent, author of golf’s best selling mental game book, “Zen Golf” returns to explain how combining your mental game with a fine tuned short game can deliver lower scores than you thought possible. Golf Smarter Mulligans launches this week with episode 1 of Golf Smarter from 2005 with Dr. Joseph Parent! This is a new podcast of your favorite lessons from the first decade of Golf Smarter that are no longer available. Each Friday you’ll get the best golf instruction from your favorite teachers. The best selling golf instruction books were published in 1992 and 1957, so podcast instruction from 2005-2014 can assuredly help to improve your game. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. And FREE shipping! Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time!We’re also restarting our regular giveaways! Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019 to win a brand new, customized SeeMore putter, courtesy of SeeMore.com. Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.comThis episode is brought to you by DraftKings. Download the DraftKings app or go to DraftKings.com before they tee-off at The Masters on Thursday, April 11th and select your golfers! Use code GOLF SMARTER at sign up to play risk-free in your first contest.
4/10/201942 minutes, 9 seconds
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Home of the Valero Texas Open, TPC San Antonio with Dir. of Instruction Greg Hiller

683: Greg Hiller is the Director of Instruction at TPC San Antonio. We meet Greg on the eve of the Valero Texas Open that’s played at TPC San Antonio. For the first time, this event has moved up to the warmup spot for The Masters. Greg once qualified for the US Open and didn’t play as well as he hoped, but he shares what he learned from playing and competing at the highest level. This episode is brought to you by autoslash.com, a free service that finds the best price for your next rental car. Secure the best price for your next car rental at autoslash.com. They’re also the generous provider of a $100 Amazon Gift Cards given away to lucky listeners. Congratulations to this week’s winner, Donald Eldridge of Spencerport, NY. Keep your eyes (and ears) open for our two newest podcasts from SmarterPodcasts.com! Next week we launch Golf Smarter Mulligans. From the archives of Golf Smarter, Mulligans offers the best golf instruction from your favorite teachers. These episodes are no longer available, but still have a lot to offer your game improvement. The best selling golf instruction books were published in 1992 and 1957, so podcast instruction from 2005-2014 can assuredly help to improve your game. This week also launches season three of Radio Baseball Cards. Only about two minutes, these are amazing and entertaining stories as told by the greatest baseball players of the Twentieth Century hosted by the late Hall of Fame Pitcher and announcer, Don Drysdale. Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
4/2/201948 minutes, 52 seconds
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A Golf Destination that May Surprise You: The Alamo City Golf Trail in San Antonio

682: Andrew Peterson; President of the Alamo City Golf Trail in San Antonio, TX, joins us to talk about all the great and affordable options of places to play golf in San Antonio. The Alamo City Golf Trail is a combination of 8 public courses owned by the city. Their flagship course, Brackenridge Park, is also the home of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Andrew shares playing tips for his favorite par 4s, par3, and par5 holes at Brackenridge Park. This episode is brought to you by autoslash.com, a free service that finds the best price for your next rental car. Secure the best price for your next car rental at autoslash.com. They’re also the generous provider of three $100 Amazon Gift Cards that we’re giving away over the next few episodes to lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register. Congratulations to this week’s winner, Ken Cestari of Shrewsbury, NJ. Please vote https://goo.gl/forms/6N0fhCZutMXeD33f1 for the name of our new Golf Smarter podcast coming this spring. Each Friday we’re going to provide you with the best instruction from our archives that are no longer available because podcast distributors only carry 250-300 episodes and we have close to 700! Choose between 6 names that you’ve suggested and stay tuned!! Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
3/26/201935 minutes, 57 seconds
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Handcrafted Customized Putters that Work with Artisan/Engineer Bradley Converse

681: Bradley Putters do more than consistently put the ball in the hole, they tell an intimate story of its owner. Think of a Bradley putter as a fine tuned instrument customized to your exact specs, combined with an heirloom piece of art that can be in your family for generations. Our guest this week is Bradley Converse, a mechanical engineer who spent 10 years designing military equipment to survive nukes (which makes him pretty good at vibrational dynamics), who also has a passion for golf, design, and clearly, science. This episode is brought to you by autoslash.com, a free service that finds the best price for your next rental car. Secure the best price for your next car rental at autoslash.com. They’re also the generous provider of three $100 Amazon Gift Cards that we’re giving away over the next few episodes to lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register. Congratulations to this week’s winner, Bryan Swalley of Centennial, CO. Please vote for the name of our new Golf Smarter podcast coming this spring. Each Friday we’re going to provide you with the best instruction from our archives that are no longer available because podcast distributors only carry 250-300 episodes and we have close to 700! Choose between 6 names that you’ve suggested and stay tuned!! https://goo.gl/forms/6N0fhCZutMXeD33f1Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
3/19/201949 minutes, 11 seconds
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Our New Golf Mindset: Expect The World. Accept The Results.

680: Jeff Ritter is always a wealth of fabulous information when it comes to the complete package of golf instruction, from mechanics, to nutrition, to the mind-body connection. This week on the Golf Smarter podcast, he returns to provide insights on how we can get back into shape after a long winter for the new golf season. He also is conducting a 2 day golf school in Phoenix at the end of this March. Get more information and sign up at mttperformance.com/programs. If you’re a fan, then make sure to download his MTT (Make The Turn) app (iOS only) in the Apple App Store or at mttgolfapp.comWe’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners starting next week! Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register. Secure the best price for your next car rental at Autoslash.com This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase. Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
3/12/201936 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Secret Hazard to Golf Course Closings: Crashing Home Prices with WSJ Reporter Candace Taylor

679: A recent article in the Wall Street Journal shed light on home prices falling 25-50% after a Country Club or Golf Community course closes. Our guest this week is Wall Street Journal reporter Candace Taylor who wrote this investigative piece. We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register. Secure the best price for your next car rental at Autoslash.com While traveling through Uganda over the last two weeks, host Fred Greene was amazed to see a golf course in the district of Mbale. Check out his short video of how he discovered it and what he witnessed from the lone golfer on the course. Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
3/5/201944 minutes, 6 seconds
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Take Ownership Of Your Swing. Now Repeat It! with Tony Manzoni (RIP)

678: Tony Manzoni (RIP) was a great instructor, a great coach, extremely articulate, funny, warm, and a great friend of Golf Smarter. To announce the re-release of his book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” we’re bringing back a couple episodes that got us all hooked on his teaching method. We’re very happy to announce that the book is available again in both paperback ($9.99) and Kindle ($6.99) versions on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. This episode was originally published in October, 2013 as episode #408. We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register.
2/26/201934 minutes, 42 seconds
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One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever. The Lost Fundamental with Tony Manzoni (RIP)

677: After hearing one of our conversations with Tony Manzoni (RIP) Golf Smarter listeners have searched everywhere on the web to purchase his book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” only to come up empty. Previously there were only two places to get the book, our website and Tony’s. So we’re really happy to announce that the book is available again in both paperback ($9.99) and Kindle ($6.99) versions on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. To remind you of how great he was, we’re replaying two of the 14 episodes featuring Tony this and next week. This week was originally published on July 26, 2011 as episode #291. This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase.  We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register.
2/19/201939 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Lost Fundamental Author on Tony Manzoni and His Newest Golf Historical Fiction Novel

676 Paul Cervantes is the co-author of the late Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever”. Paul joins us to announce that the book is once again available! This time you have a choice of either paperback ($9.99) and Kindle ($6.99) versions on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7 Paul will share what his time with Tony and the process of writing the book together. He also has a new historical novel about JJ McDermott, the first American to win the US Open in 1911 and 1912, then disappeared until 1971. It’s only $4.99 on Kindle and is called John J. McDermott & The 1971 US Open. https://amzn.to/2Sddi07 It’s an incredible story that had to be written as fiction but is based on history because there’s so little information about McDermott. We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register.
2/12/201942 minutes, 1 second
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In the Recording Studio Where Golf & Rock’n’Roll Collide with 5 time Grammy Winner Val Garay

675: Val Garay is the Grammy-winning music producer behind hits like, “Bette Davis Eyes” with Kim Carnes and “Handy Man,” with James Taylor. Val’s 100 gold and platinum records, nine Grammy nominations with five Grammy wins is only part of his equation. He's also a golf nut like us. In this conversation with host Fred Greene, Val talks about how he started his passion for the game back in 1981 while laying on a beach in Kona, Hawaii, and his many championships at Riviera Country Club, including the 2016 players championship. He also talks about his playing partners from the music industry like John Baruck (Journey), Kenny G, Huey Lewis and others, as well as being a 5-time player as an amateur in the PGA/ATT Golf Classic. This episode is brought to you by AutoSlash.com the best place to get the lowest prices for car rentals. Once you find the car you want, enter it into their system and they will search the web everyday to help you secure the best rate for the car you want to drive on your next trip. They’re also partnering with us to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register and learn more about AutoSlash.com
2/6/201940 minutes, 31 seconds
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PGA Tour Players Stewart Cink, Zack Johnson, Kenny Perry, and Jordan Spieth on Their Mental Game

674: Cary Valentine returns to share his conversations with PGA Tour players at Hawaii's Sony Open. Not a usual reporter, Cary is a mental game coach for a college golf team and he wants know how faith influences the mental game of some of the best players in the world. Included in these conversations are Zach Johnson, Kenny Perry, Stewart Cink, Jordan Spieth, and Aniban Lahiri. Host Fred Greene’s local course, Peacock Gap in San Rafael, CA is the beta site testing a new food mobile drone that offers on-demand food or beverages service delivered to any player on the course. They don’t expect this will replace the usual beverage cart, but those aren’t always available and this can operate whenever the course has players. Watch the short video here at https://youtu.be/oy0lIszidT4 of interviews and footage of the drone in operation. The audio from all new episodes of Golf Smarter are now available at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. This episode is brought to you by TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
1/29/201938 minutes, 12 seconds
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New Golf Rules for 2019: pt2 What Are They and How Do They Impact Us? With Joe Foley of USGA Rules

673: Golf Rules have changed for 2019 and our featured guest is Joe Foley of the USGA Rules Committee. Now that we heard the How and Why, in Part2, we discuss What the new rules are and break some of them down in more detail as implemented by both the USGA and the R&A.A huge congratulations to Adam Long on his 1st PGA Tour victory. Adam , in only his 6th Tour event, sunk a birdie putt on the final hole to beat Phil Mickleson this past weekend at the Desert Classic. Adam was featured on the show when he and Golf Smarter host Fred Greene played together at a Web.com Pro-Am event in 2015. The entire audio is available as podcast episode 498, but it was recorded as a video and can be seen on our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel at https://youtu.be/oLKURrgnjBI This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
1/22/201949 minutes, 7 seconds
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New Golf Rules for 2019: Pt1 The How & Why with Joe Foley of USGA Rules

672: Golf Rules have changed for 2019 and our featured guest is Joe Foley of the USGA Rules Committee. In Part1 of these next 2 episodes, we discuss what the motivation was for implementing new rules and how they were agreed upon with members of both the USGA and the R&A. Host Fred Greene is always encouraging listeners to get in touch to play 18 holes together. Last week he played with a listener who was visiting Northern California from Germany. You’ll hear part of their conversation on the show, but if you’d like to see the video and photos from their round at The Meadow Club in Marin County, CA check it out at https://youtu.be/kE5HKoNHk-E. The audio from all new episodes of Golf Smarter are now available at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
1/16/201941 minutes, 45 seconds
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The 2018 PGA Tour Kinda Annual MattyB Awards

671: The PGA Tour of 2018 was memorable, remarkable, and entertaining. And now that it’s over, it’s time for our annual look at the year through the eyes of radio personality/actor/TV host/podcaster: Matty Blake. This ain’t journalism, it’s just a lot of silly and politically incorrect views of someone who loves golf and everything about it. This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase. 
1/8/201956 minutes, 38 seconds
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Stupid and Outrageous Stories from Unlucky Golfers Treated By a Surgeon with Dr. Michael Young

670: Michael Young, M.D. is just as addicted to golf as the rest of us. Unfortunately he’s seen the darker side of what can happen to golfers that lose their temper or are in the wrong spot at the right time. To start our 14th year of Golf Smarter we’re joined by Dr. Young for a brief visit to share a couple of stories that are fun to repeat…unless it happened to you! One of these stories comes from his new book “The Illness of Medicine: Experiences of Clinical Practice” This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.If you live in or around San Antonio, TX could you please write to Fred with suggestions of courses to play when he visits for his annual golf buddy spring trip at the end of March 2019? If you'd like to play with Fred while he's there, please let him know when you're available and where you'd like to play! Write to [email protected]
1/1/201926 minutes, 31 seconds
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Use this Augmented Reality App on Your New Phone to Radically Increase your Green Reading Skills with Ryan Engle

669: Reading greens can be the most frustrating and aggravating element in golf. How many times have you said “I didn’t see that break” or “That broke a lot different than what I saw!”? No more! The Golf Scope AR App on your new phone will read the green and show you the exact break to make any putt. Our guest this week is the founder/CEO/developer Ryan Engle who walks us through the application and how to make it work for you. Currently it’s only available for iPhone, but the Android version is coming out in 2019. There’s also a VR version on the horizon! There’s a link on our blog at GolfSmarter.com/golfscope of a short video showing our random selection and a final message of the year from Fred.!!!Congratulations to Tom Oliver of Hoover, AL!! Tom has won our last prize of the year, an over the phone fitting and a new customized Seemore Putter courtesy of seemore.com, CEO Jim Grundberg, and Director of Tour Operations, Cody Hale…thanks so much for your generosity! This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT..This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase. 
12/25/201849 minutes, 8 seconds
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Getting Fitted for a Putter Could Have Greater Impact than a Golf Club Fitting... with Cody Hale

668: Cody Hale Director of Tour Operations for Seemore putters is this week’s guest. As we prepare to give a customized Seemore Putter as our weekly giveaway Grand Prize, host Fred Greene invited Cody to tell us more about “RifleScope Technology”, the benefits, and unique designs of Seemore Putters. If you might win a Seemore Putter next week, then you’ll definitely want to watch the interview from the Seemore Studio at https://youtu.be/mtYJ-xj2KN4Registration to win a Seemore Putter is open till Midnight PT/3am ET Sunday, December 23 at golfsmarter.com/giveaway. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This is your last chance to register to win our final prize to be announced on the episode of December 25, 2018. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. The final deadline to register is this Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Midnight PT/3aET. This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
12/18/201852 minutes, 38 seconds
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To Play Better Clear Your Mind and Don’t Play “Golf Swing” Just “Play Golf” with Ian Clark

667: Ian Clark is a golf instructor just outside of London who quotes instructors he hears on Golf Smarter to his students. Over the years he’s found the Golf Smarter podcast as a great resource to learn more about other instructor’s philosophies to teach the game. In this Skype conversation, Ian talks about achieving consistency, if lifting your head is really a problem or not, and that “contact is king”. There are only two more prizes left in our weekly giveaway, so make sure you check out the updates to our prizes including a year long subscription to Decade Golf, and finally on December 25 we’ll announce the winner of a customized Seemore Putter! Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
12/11/201840 minutes, 43 seconds
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Smarter Golfers Play Better When They Think Like a Golf Course Architect

666: Tripp Davis practices golf architecture with an unparalleled passion for being a craftsman and a golfer. He approaches design, renovation, and restoration of golf courses around the world by challenging the visual effect of the game through architecture and strategic details. In his return to Golf Smarter, he and host Fred Greene discuss the state of golf course development around the world, whether he designs for amateurs or the Tour, and how thinking like an architect would improve every round for every golfer.WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Suwat P of Pleasant Hill, CA who just won our Golf Smarter Championship Toolkit.There are only two more prizes left in our weekly giveaway, so make sure you check out the updates to our prizes including a year long subscription to Decade Golf, and finally on December 25 we’ll announce the winner of a customized Seemore Putter! Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG.com! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
12/4/201846 minutes, 17 seconds
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The "Decade" Golf App Removes Emotion from Your Decision Making Process

665: Stats. Friend or Foe?  For those who want to take guesswork out of course strategy there’s a proven system that combines shot patterns and scoring data to optimize your target selection, improve your golf performance, and lower your scores. If you’ve been a listener for awhile, then you’ve heard multiple guests tell host Fred Greene that he has to get Scott Fawcett of the Decade Golf System App on the podcast. Scott doesn’t disappoint in this longer than usual episode that covers Scott's fascinating history and how the app can help golfers of every skill level. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Jim C of Dallas, TX who just won the five books from author and long time Golf Smarter listener, Richard E Todd.There are only three more prizes left in our weekly giveaway, so make sure you check out the updates to our prizes including our exclusive Golf Smarter Championship Toolkit, a year long subscription to Decade Golf, and finally on December 25 we’ll announce the winner of a Seemore Putter! Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Click here for this week's incredible Holiday Shopping deals.
11/27/201853 minutes, 38 seconds
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7 Important Habits of Highly Effective Golfers with Jon Sherman

664: Golf Smarter isn’t just the name of this podcast, it’s how we play! This week author Jon Sherman, of “101Mistakes All Golfers Make” comes on to break down his recent article “7 Important Habits of Highly Effective Golfers”. This isn’t a lot of new information for Golf Smarter listeners, but a great reminder and recap of all the issues we discuss regularly on this podcast. It’s great to be reminded of what we need to excel and the game we love.WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Vince M of Ithaca, NY who just won an online low back pain assessment from lowbackpaincenter.com and Thomas Malchow.There are only four more prizes left in our weekly giveaway, so make sure you check out the updates to our prizes including our exclusive Golf Smarter Championship Toolkit and a year long subscription to Decade Golf. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Click here for this week's incredible Holiday Shopping deals.This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase. 
11/20/201856 minutes, 8 seconds
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This Golf Aid Helped Major Winners Rose, McIlroy, & Spieth! It Can Help You!

663: Martin Chuck is a phenomenal instructor and the inventor of some of the most popular golf training aids ever created. Nearly 200,000 golfers around the world use the Tour Striker clubs, and without any requests or sponsorship deals, the Tour Striker SmartBall is regularly used by a significant number of Tour players, including Major winners Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Graham McDowell, Darren Clark, and Jimmy Walker. In this episode we discuss getting online lessons, the value of training aids, and having one club in your bag that you hate!WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Alex P of Tempe, AZ who just won an online lesson from Martin Chuck of TourStriker.comEach week we’re giving away a different prize including free online lessons, a SeeMore putter, and more. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This Sunday, watch @Golf Smarter Facebook Live and follow @GolfSmarter on Instagram as our four winners: Gary McCormick of San Jose, Scott Duffy of Milpitas, Conrad Branson of Greenbrae, and Edward Spurr of Sacramento, and their "caddies" all join host Fred Greene for Topgolf Crush in San Francisco's AT&T Park. That's live on Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:10aPT / 1:10pET.This episode is brought to you by our newest sponsor TWG! Click here for this week's Black Friday / Cyber Monday incredible deals.This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase. 
11/13/201848 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to Assess & Increase Your Golf Swing Speed with TPI Instructor Chris Finn

662: Chris Finn has just presented 2+ years of research at TPI's annual World Golf Fitness Summit. After studying amateur golfers between ages 10-68, he and his team at Par4Success.com have established the top three tests related to swing speed. If you’re interested in increasing your swing speed up to 50%, depending on your age, in only 12 weeks, then you will find this interesting and helpful.WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Michael R of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada who just won an online lesson from Mark Durland of DurlandGolf.com.Each week we’re giving away a different prize including free online lessons, a SeeMore putter, and more. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. Congratulations to Gary McCormick of San Jose, CA! He is our first listener to confirm he's joining us for Topgolf Crush in San Francisco, can’t wait to meet you! Hey Kenneth Cestari of Shrewbury, NJ, Conrad Branson of San Francisco, Steven Hollar from Stanley, NC, you each have till 5pPT, Monday, November 12 to RSVP. If you can’t make it or don't RSVP, your space will be forfeited. Prizes are not transferable. Transportation and accommodations NOT included.Thank you so much for your tax deductible donations to the Tony Manzoni Memorial Golf Smarter fund. Tony Manzoni passed away on 10/13/18. This fund for The First Tee of Coachella Valley benefits the children in the Palm Springs, Palm Desert greater area. For details please visit golfsmarter.com/tony to learn more, make donations, and visit many articles, tributes, podcasts, and videos that have featured Tony.
11/6/201840 minutes, 48 seconds
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Helping Golfers Eliminate Lower Back Pain with Thomas Malchow

661: Thomas Malchow founded the Low Back Pain Center and has helped Olympic and Professional athletes. Learn causes and triggers that contribute to low back pain for golfers. Thomas provides online consultations and assessments and has contributed one for an upcoming Golf Smarter weekly giveaway prize. This is the final week to enter for a spot at Topgolf Crush! 4 winners will join Fred Greene in San Francisco on Sunday, 11/18/18 to hit balls and more at AT&T Park. Deadline to enter is this Midnight, Sunday, 11/4/18. Prizes are not transferable. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Restrictions apply. Details and registration at golfsmarter.com/topgolf.WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Brian H of Hartland, WI who just won two books on Peak Performance from Scott Ford.Each week we’re giving away a different prize including free online lessons, a SeeMore putter, and more. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. Some restrictions apply, see details at golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Thank you so much for your warm thoughts and tax deductible donations to the Tony Manzoni Memorial Golf Smarter fund. Tony Manzoni passed away on 10/13/18. Any size donation is greatly appreciated, because It only takes $140 to give a child a scholarship that includes:• Three 8-week sessions of lessons and one free Summer Camp• Unlimited Access to the First Tee of Coachella Valley facility.• Free course play• 1 bucket of balls per child, per day• Equipment use including golf clubs…and more!Please visit golfsmarter.com/tony to learn more, make donations, and review articles, tributes, podcasts, and videos that have featured Tony.
10/30/201840 minutes, 51 seconds
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When Lag Putting, Learn to Isolate Your Attention Into These Three Zones

660: Mark Durland of durlandgolf.com and Naples Grande Golf Club in Naples, FL has been named to the Golf Top 100 Teachers in America and a 2015 Golf Digest Best Teachers of Florida. He has a really useful tip on improving your distance control for lag putting by breaking each putt into three zones which is the subject of this week's conversation. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Alan M of Florence, OR who just won an online lesson courtesy of Josh Zander of zandergolf.comDeadline to enter our weekly prize giveaway at golfsmarter.com/giveaway is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. We're also giving away 4 spots at Topgolf Crush for those who are in or will be in the San Francisco area on 11/18/18. Winners will join Fred Greene to hit balls, receive gifts, and have some fun at AT&T Park. Deadline to enter is Sunday, 11/4/18. If selected and you can’t make it, your space will be forfeited. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Restrictions apply. Details and registration at golfsmarter.com/topgolf.To follow up on our recent announcement that our great friend and teacher, Tony Manzoni passed away on 10/13/18. We have set up a Tony Manzoni Memorial Golf Smarter Fund with the First Tee of Coachella Valley. All tax deductible donations will benefit youth golf in the Palm Springs/Indio County area of Southern California. We have been assured that all donations will support programs, equipment, in-school and after-school programs so that more children can also learn golf’s inherent values. We have setup a page at golfsmarter.com/Tony to make donations and it will also feature articles, tributes, podcasts, and videos that have featured Tony.
10/23/201840 minutes, 54 seconds
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Common, Correctable Golf Mistakes On the Course, and With Your Club Selection

659: Josh Zander, a Golf Top 100 Teacher in America returns to discuss common mistakes that we all see and make on the course and in our club selection. In this episode he also discusses what his online lesson entails and what you get from it. To register your name go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway.WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Vince S of Windsor, CO who just won a set of ShoeTips thought reminders courtesy of ShoeTips.comEach week we’re giving away a different prize including free online lessons, a SeeMore putter, and more. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. We're also giving away 4 spots at Topgolf Crush for those who are in or will be in the San Francisco area on 11/18/18. Winners will join Fred Greene to hit balls, receive gifts, and have some fun at AT&T Park. Deadline to enter is Sunday, 11/4/18. If selected and you can’t make it, your space will be forfeited. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Restrictions apply. Details and registration at golfsmarter.com/topgolf.This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Get 20% off your first order at MackWeldon.com with “GolfSmarter” at checkout.It’s with great sadness that our great friend Tony Manzoni passed away on 10/12/18. We'll be forever grateful for his warmth, insights, and friendship. Hear Tony on episodes 251, 254 (republished as #617), 291, 328, 408, 409, 437, 438-39, 456, 457, 594, 595, and 613. Thank you Tony. We’ll miss you.
10/16/201853 minutes, 46 seconds
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TopGolf Crush is Coming to A BallPark Near You..and me! with the SF Giants

658: Topgolf has taken the golf industry by storm, introducing more new golfers to the game than any other program developed. They have a new weekend pop-up program in the USA called Topgolf Crush at various ballparks and stadiums. In this episode we speak with Jeehae Lee of Topgolf and Joey Nevin of the SF Giants about their partnership for Topgolf Crush for a weekend this November.Sounds like fun? Here’s your chance to play there on Sunday November 18! Four lucky listeners will join Fred Greene to hit balls, receive gifts, and have some fun at AT&T Park. Deadline to enter is Sunday, November 4. Winners announced that week. If selected and you can’t make it, your space will be forfeited. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Restrictions apply. Details and registration at golfsmarter.com/topgolf.   WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Scott J of Mount Barker, South Australia. Scott has won an online lesson from Patrick Parrish, 2016 NCPGA Teacher of the Year. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, and more. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner at GolfSmarter.com to enter and win. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.This episode is brought to you by Peter Millar. Use this link at PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out my favorite Peter Millar styles and to receive complimentary shipping and a free golf cap!
10/9/201847 minutes, 21 seconds
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Elevate Yourself To Lower Your Scores with the Golf Sensei, Jamie Zimron

657: Jamie Zimron, our Golf Sensei returns to talk about the importance of positive energy in making yourself a better golfer. Don’t berate yourself up by focusing on “What am I doing wrong”, to get much better results focus on “What am I doing right?!” Jamie is available to all Golf Smarter listeners for face-to-face or online lessons. Find out more at KiAiGolf.com, writing to her at [email protected], or she’ll take your call at 760-492-GOLF (4653).   WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Dean K of Columbia, SC. Dean has won an online lesson from Jamie Zimron. Our next prize is another online lesson, this time with 2016 NCPGA Teacher of the Year, Patrick Parrish (episode 652).Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Tommy John. Head over to TommyJohn.com/golfsmarter for 20% off your first order of the most comfortable men’s and women’s underwear you’ll ever wear.
10/2/201846 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Only Legal Golf Club Designed For Amateurs That Corrects Ball Flight

656: Dean Knuth, retired inventor of the USGA’s Rating/Slope system, is also scientist/tinkerer who has created Drivers/Fairway Woods/Hybrids that allow amateur golfers to get the ball in the air more often, go straighter and farther than most other brands. The technology utilized is called the 3 Trampoline effect that is now legal according to USGA specs. The wild thing is that these High Heat 257+ are the ONLY clubs on the market with this adjustment specifically for mid-high handicap golfers. We’ve heard about these clubs on previous episodes, but now the new line is available for purchase. Golf Smarter listeners get a 15% discount on all three of these models when you answer “where’d you hear about us?” with “golfsmarter” when checking out at HighHeatGolf.com.WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to John Stevens of Westminster, CO. Stephen has won a custom fit 3, 5, or 7 High Heat 257+ Fairway Wood…his choice courtesy of HighHeatGolf.com.Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
9/25/201850 minutes, 11 seconds
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Your Instincts Will Never Let You Putt Too Far with Henrik Jentsch

655: Henrik Jentsch is a disciple of Geoff Mangum, is a certified Putting Zone instructor, and has been a Golf Smarter listener for more than a decade. “I’m able to pass along the information I get from your instructors to my students!”  He followed the weekly request to reach out to our host by suggesting another interview subject. But Fred quickly realized that Henrik had a lot of valuable information to provide and was invited to be on the show from Germany.  He provides a lot of great information on calibrating a green for your stroke and a couple of helpful drills.WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Alan G of Venice, FL. Alan has won the leather cover and 5-pack courtesy of Ray Campbell  of GolfSteady.com that we heard about last episode. You can secure one of these very cool packages for yourself at a significant discount. Instead of the usual $99, you can get the Leather Cover and 5-Pack of Golf Steady v2.0 for only $64.95 with coupon code “golfsmarter”. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
9/18/201844 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Battery Free Tool to Help You Make Better Shot Decisions on Every Golf Hole

654: So many golf shots by amateurs are lost because of poor club choices. It’s lack of preparation that leads to the wrong decisions. That’s why you see pros refer to that leather book in their back pockets many times during a round. Now there’s a battery-free, app-free, and internet-free (yes, it's pen/pencil & paper) tool that gives you a competitive edge on unfamiliar courses. The combination of Golf Steady 2.0 along with the free Google Earth Pro will help you make informed decisions from tee to green. Our guest is Ray Campbell who is offering the Leather Cover and a 5-pack of Golf Steady v2.0, usually $99.95 for only $64.95 for Golf Smarter listeners with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at GolfSteady.com.   Or you can win this package next episode by registering right now at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway!WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Temet P of San Diego, CA. Temet has won an hour long online lesson with Jim Waldron of Balance Point Golf Schools. Hear more on episode 653. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
9/11/201842 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Yips Never Happen Without a Ball! The Root Causes & Fixes for the Golf Yips

653: Jim Waldron, The Yips Whisperer of Balance Point Golf schools returns to share his globally recognized specialty: The Yips. Jim has successfully helped scores of golfers to overcome their chipping, pitching, putting, and full swing yips issues, which is why he continues to be featured on Golf Smarter. In this episode he breaks down the root causes of the Yips and explains how to eliminate them from your mind and your game! Jim also offers to giveaway an hour lesson to a Golf Smarter listener via Skype chat after you send him a video of your swing. Enter now to win at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway!WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Heidi Z of Christiana, PA. Heidi has won a Live Remote Coaching Session to increase her flexibility and strength courtesy of Katherine Roberts of YogaForGolfers.com from episode 651. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
9/4/201851 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Four Principles of Correct Putting with Patrick Parrish

652: Patrick Parrish, 2016 NCPGA Teacher of the Year returns to share the four principles of CORRECT putting, in addition to providing us with tips and drills on how to improve our short game. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Wayne M of Lindell Beach, BC, Canada. Wayne has won “The 8 Champion Personality Traits for Golf” Assessment, a 1/2 hour review, and professional advice courtesy of Jon Stabler, of GolfPsych.com from episode 649. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
8/28/201843 minutes, 43 seconds
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Yoga For Golfers to Improve Your Golf Game and Your Life with Katherine Roberts

651: Katherine Roberts, returns after a long hiatus from Golf Smarter to remind us about the importance of flexibility. Katherine is a pioneer and leader in the field of yoga-based fitness for golf. Her unique and highly effective approach blends yoga, science, and proprietary golf-specific conditioning strategies into one powerful methodology she calls Yoga For Golfers. Katherine is a regular contributor on the Golf Channel and Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio. Among her many appearances across a number of The Golf Channel’s prominent TV shows, she co-hosted a show with Roger Fredericks based on her second book, Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes.  Golf Smarter host Fred Greene appeared on an episode as one of her test dummies.WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Eric B of Apex, NC. Eric has won a set of ShoeTips thought reminders. If you’d like to get one for yourself or as a gift, Golf Smarter listeners get 25% your order at ShoeTips.com. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway to enter. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Tommy John. Head over to TommyJohn.com/golfsmarter for 20% off your first order of the most comfortable men’s and women’s underwear you’ll ever wear.
8/21/201837 minutes, 36 seconds
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Strong vs Weak Grip. What’s the Difference and Which is Best for You

650: Tom Sims is Director of Golf at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, CA. Silverado, a Troon managed course, is home to the Johnny Miller Academy and hosts the Safeway Open PGA Tour Stop. Tom is a well seasoned teaching veteran and in this episode he provides insights on Johnny Miller’s Top 10 Tips and explains the difference between a weak grip and a strong grip, and how each can impact your ball flight.WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Sharon F of Franklin, TN. Sharon has won a free online lesson from former Tour player and guest on episode 646; Roger Gunn, PGA. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener.  Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
8/14/201842 minutes, 19 seconds
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"The 8 Traits of Champion Golfers" How to Fine Tune Your Mental Game

649: Jon Stabler and his partner at GolfPsych.com have conducted comprehensive personality assessments of more than 400 Tour players and have come up with a report and book they call “The 8 Traits of Champion Golfers: How to Develop the Mental Game of a Pro”. 21 of their clients have combined for 31 Major victories and Jon tells about shares the path to success for those players, including Gary McCord. As they say on their website, “Golf is a unique blend of physical skill and mental fortitude. Swing training and short game training can only get you so far.” This is a longer than usual episode at about an hour, but I’m confident that you will get tremendous value from his insights.WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to our first winner David P of Ellettsville, IN. He’s won 3 audiobooks courtesy of Dr. Joseph Parent: “Zen Golf”, “Zen Putting”, and “Golf: The Art of the Mental Game”. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re going to do a random drawing and give away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
8/7/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Perfect Putting Grip and Putting Myths That Will Change Your Perspective.

648: Pat O’Brien, putting coach to Zach Johnson, Payne Stewart, KJ Choi, Stewart Cink, Vaughn Taylor, and Kelly Craft returns for part two of our conversation on putting. This time we dig into Pat’s instruction on how to have the perfect putting grip by getting the club into your fingers, not your palms. And there are a number of putting myths that so many of us believe to be true, but are not really aware of how they can be leading to extra strokes. After watching round 3 of the Open Championship at Carnoustie this year, we were witness to some amazing putting prowess by Zach Johnson. So we invited CEO of SeeMore putters, Jim Grundberg, to return to share what it felt like to see Zach shine with his SeeMore putter.WIN! WIN! WIN!! Starting this week and running through the end of 2018, we’re going to do a random drawing and give away a prize each week to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
7/31/201851 minutes, 5 seconds
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With Students Like Zach Johnson and KJ Choi, this Teacher Knows Putting

647: Pat O’Brien has been the putting coach for Payne Stewart, Zach Johnson, KJ Choi, Stewart Cink, Vaughn Taylor, and Kelly Craft to name just a few. He’s also a brand ambassador for SeeMore putters. Did you happen to notice the amazingly long putts that Zach Johnson sunk on Saturday at this year’s Open Championship at Carnoustie? Yes, he’s still using a SeeMore putter! In the first of two episodes with Pat, we learn the history of how he became the caddy, putting coach, and close friend of Payne Stewart, why he chose to coach over being a Tour Pro, and why he is such a big fan of the SeeMore putters.In episode 644 with Dr. Joe Parent, he mentioned ShoeTips as a way to stay focused on only one or two swing thoughts during your round. The folks at ShoeTips.com have made a generous offer of 25% off your purchase with the checkout code “golfsmarter”. I’ve used them a couple times now, and they definitely have saved me some strokes.This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
7/24/201841 minutes, 31 seconds
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When You’re Playing the Next Shot, You Better Be Present, Focused and Committed

646: Roger Gunn, PGA returns to discuss his love of practice and what he does on the range vs how he warms up before a round. We also talk a lot about putting, drills, apps (HUDL Performance) and more. He shares a crazy story of when he was had a late teetime for the US Open so he took his time getting to the course. Just before he arrived, he realized that his favorite putter was back at the house. If there’s anything that can test your mental game, it’s feeling rushed at the first tee. Roger invites you to follow him on Instagram at RogerGunnGolf or his YouTube channel is "gunnsmoke". In the beginning of the episode we talk about a product that Roger endorsed years ago that I've been using for a long time. It's called Check-Go sweetspot finder and it finds the centrifical center of the ball and allows you to put a line right on the true equator of the ball for a better roll.
7/17/201845 minutes, 9 seconds
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A Unique Golf Ball Striking Method to Hit a Nice Tight Draw EVERYTIME

645: Jim Venetos has developed a substantial following of golf students and YouTube subscribers with what some consider one of the most unique ball striking methods being taught today. It starts with “Stillness” and results in a nice, tight draw right where you want the ball to go. As if you’re starting from the top of your golf swing, Jim puts you in a closed stance and works with you in person or via video analysis so that you can succeed. And once you’ve got all the tools needed to make corrections on your own, you graduate and play better golf. In this episode we discuss the benefits of “stillness” and how to apply his teachings in your short game and putting as well. Find Jim and sign up for his help at jimvenetosgolfacademy.com
7/10/201840 minutes, 21 seconds
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If You Enjoyed Golf More, You'd Play Better Not the Other Way Around

644: Dr. Joseph Parent, best-selling author of the most popular book on golf’s mental game “Zen Golf: Mastering The Mental Game” makes his twelfth appearance on Golf Smarter. (Check out his other incredibly helpful interviews on episodes #1,70, 77, 221, 222, 300, 331, 332, 382, 383, 521). He’s been the mental coach for numerous PGA and LPGA Tour players including Vijay Singh and Cristie Kerr in addition to countless up and coming golfers. If he can help the best players in the world on their mental approach to better golf, imagine what he can do for you. And this episode doesn’t disappoint. We talk about how reacting to your shot has an impact on your next one, the pre-shot and post-shot routines, putting, and his exclusive PARR approach to golf “Preparation. Action. Response to Results”. These are my favorite types of interviews because they can have an immediate impact on your next round, whether you’re practicing a lot or only hit balls when you play. He also introduces us to a fun new mental game golf product called Shoe Tips  This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
7/3/201846 minutes, 53 seconds
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DO NOT Buy Golf Balls Till You Hear This Conversation with Sam Hogan

643: TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com sells premium used golf balls at the lowest prices. These balls aren’t those you find in the woods, either. Every ball is hand inspected and graded into 3 categories: Eagle; Birdie; Par. Eagle grade are basically brand new balls, but may have a logo on them. How clean are they? Let’s define a “used” golf ball…Pull a brand new, expensive ball out of the sleeve. Tee it up and swing. THAT’S now a used golf ball. This week’s conversation is with Sam Hogan, one of the founders of this company that also donates a portion of their sales to Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation.  At the time of this writing, a new box of Titleist Pro V1 on golfballs.com is $48. twoguyswithballs.com sells them for $24. And for a new box of 2015 Pro V1 (you’ll learn the difference here) is only $19!!SAVE an additional 15% on any purchase from twoguyswithgolfballs.com at checkout with code “golf smarter 15”, and that includes balls or any of their membership clubs. These are savings you can’t afford to miss. Tell all your friends about the discount. And please make sure that they also check out the podcast!
6/26/20181 hour, 53 seconds
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Golf is Like Blackjack. You Need a Strategy If You Want to Succeed!

642: Many golf pros prefer a playing lesson over driving range lessons. This gives them a chance to see how you handle yourself in difficult situations and get a better sense of your thought process on the course. In this week’s episode we talk to Grant Shafranski from his base in Minneapolis. Grant takes us through a couple of holes with an imaginary average player and shares his insights from tee to green on how to make better decisions that will help lower scores. He also provides tips on how to get close to the hole from around the green. You can find the Grant Shafranski Golf Academy page on Facebook or he teaches at the North Oaks Golf Club in the greater Minneapolis area.The episode we teased last week about golf balls is going to be next week. So DO NOT buy any golf balls until you listen to episode 643 with Sam Hogan. You'll learn more about the best ball for your game and how to save a LOT of money in the process.
6/19/201841 minutes, 10 seconds
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Payne Stewart Had His Greatest Putting Season with a SeeMore Putter, You Can Too

641: The iconic image of Payne Stewart winning the 1999 U.S. Open is etched into our collective golf memories forever. Did you know that he only won twice on the Tour between his 1991 and 1999 US Open victories? One of those wins was also in 1999, which is the year he switched to a SeeMore putter. SeeMore was also the winning putter for both of Zach Johnson’s Majors at the 2007 Masters and his incredible clutch putting performance at the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews. SeeMore can help you too because of their patented RifleScope Technology (RST) which allows you to set up to the putter perfectly each and every time in relation to your intended target line. Our guest is the CEO of SeeMore, Jim Grundberg who talks about the history and design of the putter and how it’s heaven sent for amateur golfers.Tell them Golf Smarter sent you at SeeMore.com and get a free hat or t-shirt. Pay only $25 to have your initials etched in your new SeeMore putter (normally $40). This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
6/12/201848 minutes, 51 seconds
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Insights on Improving Your Uphill & Downhill Golf Shots for Links Style Courses

640: This week we go up to the coast to play Ocean Dunes Golf Links in Florence, OR. Our guest is Bob Rannow, PGA, a native of Oregon who has been teaching and working in his home state since he was 14. Bob gives us an overview of Oregon coastal courses and get a TeeTour of Ocean Dunes Golf Links. The second half of our conversation covers his tournament history and tips and insights to play better at links style courses. If you’d like to see photos of Ocean Dunes, there’s a video from the first part of our conversation on our GolfSmarterTV channel.This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Fred answers a question about trying the new High Heat 257+ clubs from KnuthGolf.com (episode #637). Once Fred receives his review clubs from Knuth Golf, he’s going to take them to his favorite club fitter, Nick Manzano (episode #405), and put them up against his Callaway XHot Driver, 4 wood, and Ping Hybrids on the trackman computer system to see if these clubs do go farther and straighter than clubs that were fit specifically for Fred’s game. Fred and Nick did a video of a fitting that is one of the most popular videos at GolfSmarterTVIf you have a question for about your game, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy 
6/5/201848 minutes, 2 seconds
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Bandon Dunes Should Be On Your Golf Bucket List, But There’s More in Oregon.

639: Golfers who love to travel say that the Bandon Dunes Resort of courses on the Oregon coast rival the legendary courses of the UK.  But for those who are a little more budget conscious there are still plenty of fabulous options throughout the state of Oregon. From Portland, to Eugene, playing the Coast, to Bend and back to Medford/Klamath Falls. The courses that populate Oregon are not only challenging and beautiful, they have tremendous history too. In this week’s episode we learn more about Oregon golf from Casey Mills, curator of OregonCourses.com who shares stories and tips on where, and when, to play in Oregon.We’re taking a break from the Golf Smarter Academy this week to give Tony Manzoni a well needed rest. If you have a question about your game, let us help! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy 
5/29/201838 minutes, 49 seconds
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Your Golf Swing Will Improve When You Stop Thinking About It with Josh Zander

Josh Zander made a big impression with Golf Smarter listeners last October (2017 episodes #607 & #608) when he allowed us to record his short game clinic. We also have some really good videos on our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel from that clinic. “Getting Your Golf Pitch Shot Up in the Air” and “Block Practice vs Situation Practice”. In this episode our conversation is on Distance & Direction from both the fairway and the green. He also has some great drills to improve your long lag putts.This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Fred from CA isn’t sure if getting fitted for a putter is as valuable as a regular club fitting. If you have a question for about your game, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy 
5/22/201841 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dean Knuth on the All New High Heat 257+ Golf Drivers/Fairway Metals/Hybrids

637: Dean Knuth, the Pope of Slope, first introduced us to his retirement project back in 2016. Now, the High Heat Drivers, Fairway Woods, and Hybrids just got hotter! In 2016 the USGA permitted a conforming golf face to have a much higher “trampoline” effect, known as CT, on the toe and heel of the club face so that you don’t lose any distance or accuracy with mishits. Get all the details at KnuthGolf.com and make sure you take advantage of our exclusive discount! Save 15% when you let them know at checkout that you heard about the new High Heat 257+ clubs on Golf Smarter!This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Allen from Atlanta is struggling with hitting the ball of the toe of the club and wants advice from Tony. Maybe he should get that 15% discount on a couple new High Heat 257+ clubs that we just discussed on the episode! If you have a question for Fred, Tony, or any other past Golf Smarter guests, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy 
5/15/201840 minutes, 42 seconds
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Clubface Position or Swing Path. Which is Better for Fixing Ball Flight Issues

Rob Labritz is the Director of Golf at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, NY who has competed in five PGA Championships. He’s also made routine appearances on the Golf Channel. In his conversation with host Fred Greene, Rob has fabulous advice on correcting common amateur problems like hooking and slicing.This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Dustin from Canada has a detailed question on his setup and swing with his driver. If you have a question for Fred, Tony, or any other past Golf Smarter guests, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy 
5/8/201840 minutes, 51 seconds
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Tony Jacklin: World Golf Hall of Famer on his New Thriller Novel “Bad Lies"

Tony Jaklin was the most successful British player of his generation, winning two Majors, and four time European Team Ryder Cup Captain. But now in his 70s he’s trying something new. Along with Shelby Yastrow, Tony has co-authored “Bad Lies: A Story of Libel, Slander, & Professional Golf”. We talk to Tony about his career and this really compelling book. Shelby, a retired attorney joins us to complete the conversation.  The book is being released on the same day as this podcast, so get your copy now!This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Ron from Northern Virginia calls in with a question for Tony about club fitting, and another for host Fred Greene about Lincoln Park Golf Course in San Francisco. If you have a question for Fred, Tony, or any other past Golf Smarter guests, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy 
5/1/201847 minutes, 1 second
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Don Byers is Actually a College Golfer and a Grandfather!

Don Byers was playing golf with his buddies when one of them was so impressed by his play that asked Don to join the college golf team where he coached. Even though Don's eligible to play college sports, he’s kinda busy with work and his grandchildren!! But now he’s also a college student (ugh) and playing for the Bellevue Bruins (wow). This is one of the stories Fred can’t pass up because it’s just crazy enough to work on Golf Smarter.This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Bernd from Germany has called the Academy back because he’s still struggling to break 80. Our Academy Professor, Tony Manzoni has important advice that will work for all golfers, no matter if you’re trying to break 100 or 70!  What about you? Let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy 
4/24/201843 minutes, 9 seconds
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Stories from Inside the Ropes with a Former Tour Caddie Mike Jick

Mike Jick is a PGA Teaching Professional who started his career in golf as a LPGA Tour Caddie and also got some time on the bag on the Tour. In this episode Mike shares stories from inside the ropes of his lessons, embarrassments, and what he learned that has made him a better golfer.This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, David is having issues with casting his clubs and asks our Academy Professor, Tony Manzoni for drills and tips on how to stop.  What about you? Let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy 
4/17/201842 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dave Pelz pt2: Improve Your Putting & Chipping with Practice Drills & Tips

632: Dave Pelz, returns for part 2 of our conversation about the fun and tremendous benefits of having a backyard practice area. Before the episode we open with an impressive recap of Dave’s MASTERS predictions. In the full interview, Dave shares his favorite games, tips, and drills to practice that will improve your putting, chipping and pitching skills and lead to lower scores. Even if you don’t have your own area to practice at home, this advice can be used anytime you practice or warm up before a round. Have you seen his amazing backyard? This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Rick from Florida returns with a follow up question to the advice he received from our Academy Professor, Tony Manzoni a few weeks ago. What about you? Let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy 
4/10/201834 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dave Pelz on Guilt Free Golf: The Benefits of Having Your Own Putting Green

631: Phil Mickleson’s coach, Dave Pelz, may be the most recognized short game instructor in golf today. Part of his mastery comes from being a physicist who loves golf, the other is that he possesses one of the most spectacular practice areas in his backyard that you’ll ever see.  In Part 1 of our conversation with Dave, we discuss how having a backyard practice area has improved both his game and his family life. When he was on Golf Smarter last April (episode 586), Dave introduced Host Fred Greene to an outdoor practice product called SynLawn. As we record this episode Fred’s new 5 hole putting green/chipping area installed by SynLawn Bay Area is being completed. Up next week, Dave returns to provide us with drills, games, and advice on how to best utilize your home practice to impact your scores on the course.This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Dustin from Ohio has done a lot to improve his swing, but can't seem to stop his head from moving back and forward during his swing. Also, his backswing is just too long. Can our Academy Professor, Tony Manzoni help? What do you think? Let us help you! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy 
4/3/201851 minutes, 25 seconds
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Goals vs Decisions: A Decision Increases the Likelihood of Getting It Done!

630: Jeff Ritter, a regular contributor to the Golf Channel and Golf Digest is also a Golf Smarter favorite, as this is his 13th appearance on our podcast. Jeff is known for his unique approach to teaching the game. His passion for inspiration, body health and mental flexibility has set him apart as a purveyor of not only playing well but living well. Jeff announced his Make The Turn (MTT) initiative on Golf Smarter on episode 356 (11/6/12) that was the most popular series with more than 20 million viewers on Golf Digest TV. Now he’s here to report the release of the comprehensive MTT app that provides golf and health improvement tips, tricks and advice.This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Steven from San Antonio, TX needs some putting warmup drills and Tony has an answer that could help all of us. In his answer he talked about advice from five time Major winner, Dave Stockton. Dave was a featured guest on Golf Smarter #430 on 4/1/14 and I highly recommend that you check it out. If you’ve already heard it, listen again!  Let us help you! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy 
3/27/201849 minutes, 39 seconds
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It’s Not About How Far or How Close, Golf is All About How Many!!

629: Jay Delsing was part of the legendary UCLA golf team in the early eighties that included Corey Pavin (1982 Player of the Year), Steve Pate (1983 Player of the Year), Duffy Waldorf, Tom Pernice, John Perles, and Roger Gunn. He then spent the next 20 years as a Touring Pro. Some of his fabulous advice and insights inspired today’s show title. Now, still associated with golf, he’s a sideline reporter for PGA Tour Live and a businessman focused on golf entertainment and hospitality. His father, Jim Delsing, played baseball for the St Louis Browns and is the answer to one of the all-time great random trivia questions. Jay is a fabulous story teller so we cover a lot of topics including St Louis sports, his touring years, and working with amateur golfers.This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Patrick Lee from Lexington, KY has listened to Tony Manzoni’s last episode on the Single Pivot Swing at least 50 times, but he still wants some help from our Academy Professor. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy 
3/20/201849 minutes, 4 seconds
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Using Your Golf Ball's Flight Path to Consistently Diagnose Your Swing Issues

628: Roger Gunn is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Alumni  who has experienced a variety of pro tours, but then discovered that teaching suited his personality, game, and lifestyle more than being on the road all the time. Currently Roger’s the Director of Instruction at Tierra Rejada Golf club in Moorpark, CA. The subject of this conversation was inspired by a video Roger did called Diagnosing Your Mistakes https://youtu.be/nHC7utWGb1w.Roger has worked with many PGA Tour pros, but one of his mentors was Jim Hardy who also talks about ball flight patterns as a way to identify swing issues. We featured Hardy’s book Solid Contact in two episodes back in 2012 on Golf Smarter. Here are the links if you’d like to check those out too. Episode #329 "Solid Contact! The New Book from Legendary Coach, Jim Hardy" and  #330 "Solid Contact! Part2 with Jim Hardy.  This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Josh from California struggles with different clubs to hit a variety of shorter distances, but Tony has an answer. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy 
3/13/201849 minutes, 30 seconds
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Golf Takes Too Long and Is Too Expen$$ive? Not Anymore! Introducing Quick Golf

627: We’ve all heard it. More golfers are quitting the game each year than those who are starting to play because it takes too long, it’s too expensive, and it’s too hard. Golf entrepreneur Harvey Silverman has created a solution called Quick Golf.  Quick Golf is designed for golf courses to offer a pay per hole program. Joining us in the conversation is Shellie Sinitiere, Asst Golf Pro at Pinewood Golf in a suburb New Orleans that is has eliminated their twilight rate and implemented a Quick.Golf rate for less than 9 holes at $2.50 per hole that includes a cart ($1.50 per hole to walk).  If you’d like to see the the most recent research paper from the National Golf Foundation on 2017 Golf Participation in the U.S. check out this interesting pdf.This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Ben from Florida is struggling with a dead pull, but Tony has an answer. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy This week we launch season 2 of Radio Baseball Cards, a new podcast featuring amusing and amazing stories as told by the greatest baseball players from the 20th Century. Subscribe for free and get a new episode each week through the 2018 World Series.
3/7/201849 minutes, 25 seconds
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Golf is a Great Family Activity. But Do You Start on the Range or the Green?

626: Now that the Winter Olympics in South Korea are over, we say hello to Kathy Cho, from a large South Korean family who, after High School moved to Mexico, and then to Southern California to study English and discover golf. Being tenacious, she worked on her game and became a Class A Teaching Pro focused on families and children getting started in the game. In this conversation we also discuss how to successfully approach a course you’ve never played before. Along with writer Paul Cervantes (co-wrote Tony Manzoni’s “The Lost Fundamental”) Kathy wrote ”From The Hole To The Tee: Guide to Teaching Golf To Children”.This week on the Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ, Mark from Canada wants to turn his slice into a fade. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a workout shirt from HealthIQ, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify.
2/27/201842 minutes, 42 seconds
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Practice vs Warming Up. There IS a Difference. How to Take Advantage of Both

625: Most amateur golfers consider the time getting loose before a round as practice, but that's actually warming up and it may not be the best time to experiment or tinker with your swing. This week our guest is John Battaglia, a PGA Professional teaching at the PGA West Golf Academy in La Quinta, CA. His early training at Jim McLean’s academy has not only made him a better teacher, but a better golfer as well. In this week’s conversation, we explore the differences between warming up and practicing. John also offers online lessons for anyone around the world at 360GolfLesson.com.This week on the Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ, Todd from Philly has a question for Tony Manzoni about hip rotation. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a workout shirt from HealthIQ, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify.
2/20/201842 minutes, 27 seconds
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Increased Consistency and Confidence. The Science Behind Single Length Irons

624: There’s no greater authority on fitting, creating, and golf club technology than Tom Wishon. This week Tom provides his State of the Industry on golf clubs and goes into detail on why the Sterling Irons single length clubs can help middle to high handicap golfers, and how he improved on an old, bad idea. You’ll also find out why Tom now has single length irons in his bag. If you’re interested in more consistency and lowering your anxiety over every shot, check out Sterling Irons today. Please use this link so they know you're a Golf Smarter listener.Episodes featuring Tom Wishon: 56, 81, 146, 219, 220, 301, 302, 363, 364, 484, 519On Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ, Andrew from VA, a 12hcp 64yr old lefty needs help on his hybrids. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a workout shirt from HealthIQ, and a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy.  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify.This episode is brought to you by SeatGeek. SeatGeek helps you find the best seats at the best prices – fully guaranteed. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code GOLFSMARTER today. That’s promo code GOLFSMARTER for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase.
2/13/201846 minutes, 21 seconds
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What’s the Deal with Single Length Irons? Increased Consistency!

623: Bryson DeChambeau is the only Tour pro who uses irons that are all one length (nearly identical to a 7-iron). Consider yourself using the same posture, and the same swing every time, which could lead to more consistent contact. This week our guest is Jaacob Bowden who has teamed up with legendary club maker (and frequent Golf Smarter guest) Tom Wishon to create a new generation of single length irons. If you’re interested in more consistency and lowering your anxiety over every shot, check out Sterling Irons today.This week on the Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ, Jake from Boston needed some clarification about something Jim Waldron said about swing thoughts on the last episode (#622). Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a workout shirt from HealthIQ, and a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy.  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify.This episode is brought to you by SeatGeek. SeatGeek helps you find the best seats at the best prices – fully guaranteed. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code GOLFSMARTER today. That’s promo code GOLFSMARTER for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase.
2/7/201847 minutes, 54 seconds
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Here’s a Secret Tip To Improve Your Game. Don’t Try to Hit A Good Shot! WHAAAAT?

622: The Yips Whisperer. The Yoda of Yips. Jim Waldron returns for his 22nd appearance on Golf Smarter and still delivers fresh, insightful, and useful information to improve our game. Jim is a nationally acclaimed golf teaching professional and mental game coach best known for his pioneering research on the mind/body connection approach to learning and teaching golf. His holistic approach to golf improvement blends swing and short game mechanics, mental focus skills, physical fitness and emotional state control into a revolutionary golf instruction paradigm.  This week on the Golf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ we hear a call for help from Rick Petryk from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Let us help you! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental” and a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy.  Need more? Take a 90 minute Golf Smarter Academy clinic for only $75 with Tony, Dave Evans, and Garry Hopkins. Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy.Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify.This episode is brought to you by SeatGeek. SeatGeek helps you find the best seats at the best prices – fully guaranteed. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code GOLFSMARTER today. That’s promo code GOLFSMARTER for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase.
1/30/201848 minutes, 34 seconds
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PGA Tour players Stewart Cink, James Hahn, and Tony Finau on their Mental Game

621: PGA Tour players Stewart Cink, James Hahn, and Tony Finau talk about their approach to the mental game through awareness. They also share how their own faith and life experiences are intertwined with their performance. Our guest Cary Valentine; Certified Relationships & Mental Game Coach living in Hawaii conducted these interviews at the 2018 Sony Open at the Waialae Golf Course. Cary got inside the ropes and inside their heads to open up on these personal matters. Hahn lost the Tournament in a playoff against Patton Kizzire. Cink and Finau were in a group of seven players who tied for 32nd.   This week Jon Pappas from Santa Rosa, CA called in to the Gollf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ for help. Let us help you too! Submit your question to Tony by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”.  Take a 90 minute clinic for only $75 with Tony, Dave Evans, and Garry Hopkins. Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify.This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
1/23/201859 minutes, 49 seconds
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For Better Ball Contact, Find The Bottom of Your Swing Arc with Dave Johnson

620: Dave Johnson, Director of Instruction at Rooster Run Golf Course in Petaluma, CA is an articulate golf instructor who knows why so many of us top or chunk the ball. We understand the importance of taking the divot in front of the ball, but not exactly sure how to do it regularly. In this episode we talk about finding the bottom of the arc of your golf swing and Dave explains that it’s a process, not a skill. Don't miss our bonus video with Dave explaining exactly how the left shoulder (right handed golfer) shoulder is the center point for the desired effect. https://youtu.be/HJj0dEXtH1MThis week John called in to the Gollf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ for help. Let us help you too! Submit your question to Tony by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”.  Take a 90 minute clinic for only $75 with Tony, Dave Evans, and Gary Hopkins. Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify.This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
1/17/201846 minutes, 15 seconds
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Where is Your Club Head At Impact? And What Can You Learn From That?

619: Martin Chuck returns to showcase why he’s one of the most popular YouTube golf instructors today. His recent success with Revolution Golf exemplifies his understanding of how the golf swing works and what simple adjustments we can make to achieve better and more consistent success in our game.  Have you ever seen the informercial for the Tour Striker club? That’s just one of Martin’s impressive list of inventions that have helped golfers of all skill levels. Martin has been a Golf Smarter guest many times before and you can access our archives to hear more of Martin’s insights and instruction. Check out episodes 315, 333, 422, 425, & 488.This week’s Gollf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ features a listener from Germany who asks Tony for advice on how to break 80 regularly. Let us help you with your game! Submit your question to Tony by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”.Take a 90 minute clinic for only $75 with Tony, Dave Evans, and Gary Hopkins. Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify.This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
1/9/201847 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Kinda Annual Matty B PGA Tour Awards! And The New Golf Smarter Academy

618; Our resident comedian/radio personality/TV host Matty Blake returns for our (kinda) annual MattyB PGA Tour Awards. Both Fred and MattyB take playing golf seriously, but not so much the Tour, and once again we look back at last year’s season to skewer the best and worst moments of the PGA Tour for 2017. Irreverent, irresponsible, and a little off base, we also honor the great moments that may or may not go down in history….but we’re having fun, right?This episode is also the launch of our Golf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ. Each week listeners call 415-761-1498 to ask a question about their game and get it answered on the show by Tony. Those listeners who get answered receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental” and a workout shirt from HealthIQ. For more and to learn how to take a clinic with Tony, please check out the full page at GolfSmarter.com/Academy.Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance.  Go to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify and thank them for their support of Golf Smarter Academy.This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
1/2/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Single Pivot Swing - In Detail with Tony Manzoni

Only a handful of current Golf Smarter listeners have heard this Members Only conversation published Oct 26, 2010. Original show notes: “Tony Manzoni returns by popular demand to provide details on his "Single Pivot Swing" which he believes was Ben Hogan's secret that was never revealed. A PGA instructor since 1965, Tony has spent years studying Hogan's swing and breaks down the details in this interview."This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.Frustrated with a specific aspect of your game that’s not improving? The Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ toll free line is 415-761-1498. Leave your question then have it answered on the podcast by Tony Manzoni and receive a free copy of his DVD “The Lost Fundamental” and a workout shirt from HealthIQ.
12/26/201759 minutes, 57 seconds
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Putt When You Can. Chip If You Can't Putt. And Pitch Only When You Have To

616: There’s a guideline in the PGA Teaching Handbook that says “Putt when you can. Chip if you can’t putt. And Pitch only when you have to”. Pretty powerful statement that we don’t hear often enough. This week Ken Doherty, PGA and Director of Golf for Marin Country Club, returns to discuss ways to stay fresh during the cold off-season, the value of a playing lesson vs just working with a teacher on the range, the importance (or lack thereof) to hit with a draw vs fade, and the current business climate for private country clubs.This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.Frustrated with a specific aspect of your game that’s not improving? Call 415-761-1498 toll free to leave your question then have it answered on the podcast by Tony Manzoni and receive a free copy of his DVD “The Lost Fundamental”.
12/19/201740 minutes, 6 seconds
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Here's the 1st Thing a Golf Instructor Sees Wrong with Your Swing

615: This conversation with Garry Hopkins, PGA completes the consecutive episodes with our 3 Amigos of Garry, Tony Manzoni and Davey Evans. Garry is another incredible teacher from the Palm Springs, CA area that has become a year round golf Mecca with hundreds of beautiful courses. We conduct our conversation at the finishing hole of Indian Springs Golf Course in La Quinta. This is the course that Garry, Tony, and Davey will be conducting their 90 minute clinics. This is an incredible opportunity to gain succinct insights to your game from more than 150 years of PGA teaching experience between them. And it’s only $75 for the clinic which is limited to 9 students. If you’d like more information, contact [email protected] Congratulations to our winners, Sandy Boyd of San Rafael, CA and Stephen Li of San Antonio, TX who were randomly selected by Dean Reinmuth to receive a Swing Coach Club and free video review session with Dean!!! Thanks to everyone who entered, but if you’d really like to use this great training aid to improve your tempo and swing, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.comThis episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
12/12/201743 minutes, 41 seconds
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Keep It Simple Stupid! Improve Your Golf Game with The Tools You Have

613: Davey Evans knows more about golf instruction than most of us will ever learn because he’s been a successful and effective coach longer than many of us have been alive!! Davey is joining Tony Manzoni to provide 90 minute clinics at Indian Springs GC in La Quinta, CA for just $75! Only nine students per session so you’ll get personalized care from each coach for 30 minutes each. You read it right, only $75 for 90 minutes. Write to me at [email protected] to find out more or sign up.WIN A Swing Coach Club!!! Thanks to Dean Reinmuth, two (2) more lucky Golf Smarter listeners will win a Swing Coach Club and video review session with Dean. No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline for entry is 6aPT/9aET, December 12, 2017. Winners will be announced in the episode published that day.If you want/need a Swing Coach Club right now, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.comThis episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
12/5/201736 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Golf School Like No Other in Terms of Experience, Expertise, and Price

613: A Golf Smarter favorite, Tony Manzoni returns to announce the launch of his new golf school in La Quinta, CA. Tony’s teamed up with two other Palm Springs area legendary coaches, Garry Hopkins and Davey Evans to provide a 90 minute clinic for only $75! Only nine students per session so you’ll get personalized care from each coach for 30 minutes each. You read it right, only $75 for 90 minutes. And if you know Tony, it could easily go longer if necessary. We’ll have more details on how to sign up soon, so stay tuned or write to me and I’ll connect you together.WIN A Swing Coach Club!!! Thanks to Dean Reinmuth, two (2) more lucky Golf Smarter listeners will win a Swing Coach Club and video review session with Dean. No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline for entry is 6aPT/9aET, December 12, 2017. Winners will be announced in the episode published that day.If you want/need a Swing Coach Club right now, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.comThis episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order. 
11/30/201742 minutes, 36 seconds
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Having A Baseball Swing Won’t Hurt Your Golf Swing As Much As You’ve Been Told

612: Don Peterson, swingfactory.com, has figured out how to communicate a great golf swing with easily relatable metaphors, like holding a punch bowl or swatting a bee with your tummy. His two books, “Miyagi Golf: Wax-On Wax-Off for Golf” helps you become a better self-trainer, and “The Baseball Golf Swing Method” will help you build your swing from scratch or re-build a faulty swing. Congratulations to our winners, Danny Valenzuela of AZ and Barry Watson of NC who were randomly selected by Dean Reinmuth to receive a Swing Coach Club and free video review session with Dean!!! But that’s not all, we have two more of the same to giveaway! No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline to enter is 6a Pacific/9a Eastern Time on December 12, 2017. The winners will be announced on the episode 615, published on December 12, 2017.Want/Need a Swing Coach Club right now? Take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.comThis episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order. Have questions about your game? Call our Hey Fred Voice Mail and get an answer on the show. Call 415-761-1498.
11/21/201745 minutes, 51 seconds
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Pt2 with Dean Reinmuth on How To Fix Your Tempo and Swing Speed

611: Dean Reinmuth DeanOfGolf.com returns to analyze video of Fred’s swing with the Swing Coach. This is part 2 of our conversation started in our last episode. You will hear us referring to the video, but obviously it’s not on the audio portion of this podcast episode, but you can see the entire episode and watch what Dean’s referring to on GolfSmarter.com or our YouTube.com/golfsmartertv channel at https://youtu.be/PEfqIGfCvj4  WIN A Swing Coach Club!!! Thanks to Dean, four (4) lucky Golf Smarter listeners will win a Swing Coach Club. No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline for our first giveaway announcement is midnight Pacific Time, November 20, 2017. If you want/need a Swing Coach Club right now, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.comThis episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order. 
11/15/201733 minutes, 26 seconds
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Stop Complaining About Lifting Your Head! Swing Speed Insights w Dean Reinmuth

610: Dean Reinmuth has been a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher for 20 years, Phil Mickleson’s coach for 13 years, one of the first instructors on the Golf Channel, and a regular contributor to Golf Digest. OK, impressive credentials complete. This week host Fred Greene has an hour long Skype video conversation with Dean about a wide variety of topics from his history, to improving our mechanics, to short game proficiency. Dean also introduces us to the Swing Coach Club, one of the only products he’s ever endorsed. And that’s probably because he had a tremendous amount of influence on the design. WIN A Swing Coach Club!!! Thanks to Dean, four (4) lucky Golf Smarter listeners will win a Swing Coach Club. No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline for entry is November 20, 2017. If you want/need a Swing Coach Club right now, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.com This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order. 
11/9/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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Outwit The Yips: Proven Tips to Free Your Golf Mind with Donn Levine

609: Donn Levine battled the yips at the worst possible time in his playing career, but was able to learn a variety of methods to pull himself out of the funk...until it returned! Luckily he had the skills to get back on track. If you're feeling his pain, then listen to Donn's story and learn how his book will have you playing better and enjoying it more when you become Yip Free!Check out our new Hey Fred voice message center! Have a question about your game or equipment? Call 415-761-1498 and leave your question, and Fred will get one of our pros to answer it on the show…unless of course if you have a question, comment or suggestion for Fred.  Go ahead and call right now! 415-761-1498This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order. 
10/31/201741 minutes, 30 seconds
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Live Short Game Clinic with Josh Zander, PGA covering Chipping, Pitching, Bunker Shots and more

608 Josh Zander zandergolf.com> is back from last week’s episode, but this time he’s doing a live short game clinic at a charity tournament in San Francisco. This is the entire clinic that covers chipping, pitching, bunker shots and more.  In addition to the short game video we shared last week, there’s another short video from the clinic where Josh talks about the most effective practice session you can have when you distinguish between block practice and situational practice. Do you just pound ball after ball when at the range, or do you switch clubs with each ball, give yourself a target, and situation to attack? Josh has the answer in this video.      https://youtu.be/lBNRxpwTD54Have a question about your game or equipment? Call 1-415-761-1498 and leave your question, and Fred will get one of our pros to answer it on the show…unless of course if you have a question, comment or suggestion for Fred.  Go ahead and call right now! 1-415-761-1498This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order. 
10/24/201758 minutes
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Short Game Fixes, Tricks, and Keys to Lower Scores from Around the Greens with Josh Zander

607: Josh Zander zandergolf.com> a Top 100 Teacher in America joins us to talk about short game, short game, and more short game. Beyond his tips and advice we learn about his adventure of playing in the US Open at Pebble Beach in 1992. We met Josh at a charity tournament. Just before the clinic began, Josh was providing some individual help on getting your pitch shots up in the air. The video of that tip can be found on our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel. This is one of more than a hundred videos on our channel that cover then podcast, tips, drills, tech reviews, travel and more. The specific link to this tip is at https://youtu.be/CqDzYJuUVFYIn the last 2 episodes we offered free books to those of you who submit a review of the Golf Smarter podcast wherever you subscribe to the show. Scott Ford’s two books; “Welcome To The Zone” and “Integral Consciousness And Sport” and/or “Selling on the Green” by Jonathan Taylor & Tim Davis. Want one or all three for free? Just write an honest review about the Golf Smarter podcast, you’re invited to comment on the host, this episode, a past episode, a favorite topic, or a favorite guest. Once you write your review wherever you subscribe to this show (preferably in iTunes or Apple’s Podcasts app), click on the Hey Fred! button at GolfSmarter.com, or send an email to [email protected] and include your name, mailing address, your review, and where you submitted your comments. Once the review is posted and confirmed, we’ll send you the book! We only ask that you cover the cost of shipping/handling which is less than US$5 for one book. Outside the continental US may cost more, but we can discuss it. Thanks! This e
10/18/201745 minutes, 2 seconds
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Welcome to the Zone! Tips and Insights on How to Achieve Peak Performance with Scott Ford

606 “The Zone”…“Peak Performance”…there are different names for it, but you know how powerful it is when you’re there. A few episodes ago we heard Jamie Zimron talk about Scott Ford, an instructor who has helped her and scores of golfers understand how to achieve peak performance and get into a zone during a round of golf. Scott’s approach is both effective and practical. In this episode, host Fred Greene talks to Scott on how he discovered that he’d achieved his ‘zone’ and how we can get there with some simple tips.       Scott has 2 books he’s published on this topic, “Welcome To The Zone” and “Integral Consciousness And Sport” and we’d like to give you one for free! Just write an honest review about the Golf Smarter podcast, you’re invited to comment on the host, this episode, a past episode, a favorite topic, or a favorite guest. Once you write your review wherever you subscribe to this show (preferably in iTunes or Apple’s Podcasts app), click on the Hey Fred! button at GolfSmarter.com, or send an email to [email protected] and include your name, mailing address, your review, and where you submitted your comments. Once the review is posted and confirmed, we’ll send you the book! We only ask that you cover the cost of shipping/handling which is less than $5 in the US. Outside the continental US may cost more, but we can discuss it. Thanks! This episode is brought to you by eightsleep.com/golfsmarter. Save $100 at checkout with code "golfsmarter" when you purchase the smartest mattress on the planet, the Eight Smart Mattress, featuring sleep tracking, smart alarm, and wifi enabled bed warming! Find out more at
10/10/201744 minutes, 42 seconds
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Using Golf To Grow Your Business with authors Jonathan Taylor & Tim Davis

605: Executives who play golf earn 17% more than those who don’t. We’ve all heard that the golf course is a great place to do business. A sharp business person can learn more about a potential business relationship in four hours on the course than they can with years of meetings, emails, and phone calls. Our guests this week are Jonathan Taylor & Tim Davis authors of “Selling On The Green”, the bestselling book on golf & business that’s used in University level business schools across America. In this episode host Fred Greene talks with these two about the book and they’re own successful experiences in building strong and lasting business relationships.     We’re giving away copies of this book to those who write an honest review about the Golf Smarter podcast, this episode, a past episode, a favorite topic, or a favorite guest. Once you write your review (preferably in iTunes or Apple’s Podcasts app) wherever you subscribe to this show, send an email to [email protected] and include your name, mailing address, the review, and where you submitted your comments. Once the review is posted and confirmed, we’ll send you the book for only our cost of shipping/handling which is less than $5 in the US. Outside the continental US may cost more, but we can discuss it. Thanks! This episode is brought to you by eightsleep.com. Save $100 at checkout with code "golfsmarter" when you purchase the smartest mattress on the planet, the Eight Smart Mattress, featuring sleep tracking, smart alarm, and wifi enabled bed warming! Find out more at Eightsleep.com/golfsmarter. This episode is also brought to you by
10/3/201742 minutes, 9 seconds
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Taking Your Best Swing from the Range to the 1st Tee by Eliminating Tension and Anxiety

604: Jamie Zimron, the "Golf Sensei" returns for her tenth appearance on Golf Smarter to discuss why so many of us can't seem to hit the ball the same on the course as we do on the range. She provides insights and tips on how to get your body and mind to relax which provides greater power, more accuracy and lower scores!This episode is brought to you by Eightsleep.com. Save $100 at checkout with code "golfsmarter" when you purchase the smartest mattress on the planet, the Eight Smart Mattress, featuring sleep tracking, smart alarm, and wifi enabled bed warming! Find out more at Eightsleep.com/golfsmarter. This episode is also brought to you by MyBookie.ag. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for up to a 100% deposit bonus for the best odds, most reliable, fastest payouts, and best reputation of any online betting service anywhere. If you enjoyed this conversation with Jamie, here are the past Golf Smarter episodes where you can hear more from her for free.  Episode #s 133, 165, 225, 226, 289, 467, 468, 535, 584
9/26/201741 minutes, 31 seconds
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Get Solid, Consistent, Predictable Contact, and Improve Your Wedge Play from 50 Yards and In with Ti

603: We heard about Tim Yelverton in episode 599 with Brendon DeVore. Tim is Brendon’s favorite coach in his quest to be a better golfer, so it makes sense to hear what he has to say since we’re all on the same quest. Our focus on the conversation is short game and putting. Don’t miss any part of this conversation because Tim provides some great warm up drills and short game tips throughout.  The full video interview is available on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/t4ADcjc7DGMTim mentioned the short game video series that he's done with Brendon DeVore explaining how to build an elite short game. Find more at http://www.bebettergolf.net/scoringHere are two other podcasts from SmarterPodcasts.com:If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS hosted by Hall of Fame Pitcher Don Drysdalehttps://www.smarterpodcasts.com/category/radio-baseball-cards/>GOOD DOG is a podcast focused on dog behavior, dog training, choosing a breed, dog care and feeding, as all as amazing stories about our four-legged best friends. Hosted by Joanne Greene.
9/6/201745 minutes, 29 seconds
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4 Skills of Putting: Reading / Aiming / Stroke / Distance with PuttingZone.com Founder Geoff Mangum

Putting frustrates every golfer, no matter their skill level. If you’ve ever seen a Pro on the Tour miss a 2 foot putt, you know that everyone is susceptible and just as frustrated. PuttingZone.com founder Geoff Mangum is convinced that whatever method of reading putts your using won’t help because all you’re doing is guessing. But after decades of research into the science of dropping the ball in the cup, he has concluded that there are four elements to successful putting, and he’s trained teachers around the world to use adopt his theories. It’s been nearly five years since Geoff has been on Golf Smarter, and we happily welcome his return. To hear more from Geoff on Golf Smarter, check out episodes 37, 134, 313, 314, 349 & 350.  Here are more podcasts from SmarterPodcasts.com:If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS hosted by Hall of Fame Pitcher Don Drysdalehttps://www.smarterpodcasts.com/category/radio-baseball-cards/>GOOD DOG is a podcast focused on dog behavior, dog training, choosing a breed, dog care and feeding, as all as amazing stories about our four-legged best friends. Hosted by Joanne Greene. https://www.smarterpodcasts.com/podcasts/good-dog/>
8/22/201743 minutes, 14 seconds
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Holy S#%t! I’m Playing in the US Seniors Men’s Open Championship! with Larry Salk

Larry Salk played Tour Golf professionally in his 20's. It didn't work out the way he hoped and created a career in the tech industry. But he still loved to play a lot, and he played well. Well enough that at 55 he qualified as an Amateur to play in the 2017 US Senior Open Championship at Salem Country Club in MA. Even though he didn't make the cut, he had a great time and has great stories about the adventure. This is a story you won't find anywhere else. Here are two other podcasts from SmarterPodcasts.com:If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS hosted by Hall of Fame Pitcher Don Drysdalehttps://www.smarterpodcasts.com/category/radio-baseball-cards/>GOOD DOG is a podcast focused on dog behavior, dog training, choosing a breed, dog care and feeding, as all as amazing stories about our four-legged best friends. Hosted by Joanne Greene.
8/8/201741 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Internet is Killing Golf Instruction...and Probably Your Game!

600: Jim Waldron of the Balance Point Golf Schools has witnessed a huge shift in golf performance and instruction since the overwhelming amount of information that has been offered by high speed internet.  We call it instant gratification, Jim refers to it as Instant Contamination. There’s an intellectual exercise that should be incorporated into your practice and rounds, but because we have so much information to digest, it disappears in players who can’t understand why they’re not improving. As promised, if you appreciate Jim's wisdom and perspective as much as me, and have not heard all that we’ve been blessed to share, here’s a list of each of the Golf Smarter episodes where he can be heard, including all the Premium Episodes that were never available to everyone till now!12/18/07 #105 "Introducing Jim Waldron"8/19/08 #140 "Being Paralyzed by Too Many Swing Thoughts"1/11 & 1/18/11 #265 & 266 "The 15 Gates of Golf (and the keys to unlock them)"8/23 & 8/30/11 #295 & 296 "The Top 10 Traits of Better Golfers" part 1 & 22/7/ & 2/14/12 #319 & 320 "Are You Sure You're Ready To Take the Next Shot?" & More on Consistency, Distance, and Accuracy"6/26 & 7/3/12 #339 & 340 "Can Swing Changes Really Lower Your Scores?" Part 1 & 24/2 & 4/9/13 #378 & 379 "Power of 6 Practice Strategies" Part 1 & 29/3 & 9/10/13 #400 & 401 "You May Have the Yips and Not Know It! Dinner with Jim" & "Mentally Engaged - Emotionally Disengaged, Dessert with Jim"4/29 & 5/6 #434 & 435 "Putting! Putting! Putting! Best Practices to Lose Strokes" & "Jim's Keys to Putting - Confidence and Detachment"1/27/15 #473 "Three Critical Elements to a Great Golf Swing"12/15/15 #518 "Why Your Swing is Hurting You LESS Than You Think!"7/26/16 #550 "The Yips: What They Are and How to Cure Them"Here are two other podcasts from SmarterPodcasts.com: If you're also a fan of baseball, espe
7/26/201743 minutes, 27 seconds
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A Personal Quest to Be A Better Golfer with YouTube Sensation Brendon DeVore

599: Brendon DeVore is a good golfer and started a YouTube channel that was similar to Golf Smarter in that he interviewed golf instructors on ways to be a Better Golfer. Brendon was brought to us by a suggestion from a listener who knew that we’d all appreciate his insight and story. It’s a fun conversation that I hope you’ll enjoy. If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS https://www.smarterpodcasts.com/category/radio-baseball-cards/>, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
7/4/201743 minutes, 7 seconds
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How to Determine Which Tee Box is Best for Your Game Using Rating/Slope/Yardage with Jim Cowan; Dire

598: Are you a 15hcp playing from the Tips? Knock it off, and lose the ego, you’re not that good! Here's a solution to shoot lower scores and have more fun doing it...Play from a different, closer set of tees! Jim Cowan, Director of Course Rating & Handicap for the Northern California Golf Assoc (NCGA) joins us to discuss what Rating/Slope means, what total yardage means in relation to Rating/Slope, comparing courses and and how to combine that information with total course yardage, “women’s tees”, the potential of a World Handicap System, and more. If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS https://www.smarterpodcasts.com/category/radio-baseball-cards/>, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
6/27/201748 minutes, 30 seconds
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What It Takes to Run and Host a USGA Amateur Championship with Dean Knuth

597: Dean Knuth, creator of the Rating/Slope system for handicapping golfers (he's known as the 'Pope of Slope'), and founder of Knuth Golf returns to talk about the 2017 US Women’s Amateur Championship which takes place at the San Diego Country Club August 7-13, 2017. Dean is Chairman of the organizing committee and knows that you’d be amazed and what’s involved in logistics and budgets to run a USGA sanctioned event. This conversation is accompanied by a complete PowerPoint slide set that can be seen when you watch this episode at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV (link specific).If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS https://www.smarterpodcasts.com/category/radio-baseball-cards/>, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
6/20/201734 minutes, 10 seconds
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US Open Golf Fantasy Draft with the Tour Junkies

596: The 2017 US Open is this weekend and we’ve invited the Tour Junkies back to help us with our fantasy draft picks and betting lines. This episode is brought to you by draftkings.com.  Use promo code GOLFSMARTER to enter the FREE $100,000 Fantasy golf contest! DraftKings: The game inside the game. Eligibility restrictions may apply. See DraftKings dot com for details.If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
6/13/201749 minutes, 41 seconds
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Pt2: Taking Your Golf Game to a New Level, One Club at a Time with Tony Manzoni

595: In part 2 of our conversation with Tony Manzoni, in addition to talking about Frank Sinatra, Steph Curry, and Tiger Woods, we complete Tony’s suggestions on taking your game to new levels with wedges, long irons, hybrids (or rescue clubs), fairway “woods”, and your Driver.  This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
6/6/20171 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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Play Golf at the Next Level! One Club at a Time with Tony Manzoni

594: Tony Manzoni returns to discuss tips, insights, and strategies on how to be more consistent with each golf club in your bag. In this episode we explore improvements with your putter, 8 iron, and lob wedge. We’ve scheduled to have him come back next week to discuss more wedges, long irons, hybrids, fairway metals, and drivers.    This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
5/30/201751 minutes, 10 seconds
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Keep Perspective. Be Humble. Make Birdies! with Jim Venetos

593: Jim Venetos returns to discuss why we should stop watching the Tour Pros or listening to TV announcers telling us why we should swing like the best in the world. We don’t get to practice like them, so why should we emulate something we can’t repeat. If you just focus your practice with bump’n’run shots, pitching and making 3 foot putts, you’ll get much better, much faster. As in the title, just keep your perspective on who you are, and don’t have unreal expectations, you’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll play.https://jimvenetosgolfacademy.com/https://www.youtube.com/user/jimvenetosgolfThis episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
5/23/201745 minutes, 11 seconds
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A More Consistent Golf Swing is Simple! Focus on the Club, NOT Your Body with Ed LeBeau

592: Want to play golf more consistently? Stop thinking about all the moving parts of your body and focus on the CLUB! Ed LeBeau of the Heartland Golf Schools was a disciple of Manuel de la Torre (featured on episode 564 which was a replay of #187 in honor of his passing) who learned from his father Angel de la Torre, who worked with Ernest Jones. These names may not mean a lot to you, but if you want to be a more consistent golfer, then you should learn about these teachings on focusing on the three simple points we discuss that will free your mind and lower your scores.https://HeartlandGolfSchools.comThis episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
5/16/201750 minutes, 51 seconds
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Want to Play College Golf? Get the Inside Scoop on How to be a Student Athlete

591: If playing golf in college is a goal for you, or someone you know, then you want to hear this conversation with Nick Tannahill, the Golf Head Recruiting Coach for NCSASports.org.Whether you're just looking for free recruiting advice or are seriously interested in how to get college scholarships, they make sure you get expert advice, completely personalized to you, to help you get recruited. Nick and other scouts at NCSA Sports often hear the question, "Do I really need a recruiting profile? If I'm good enough, won't coaches come to scout me?" No one, no matter how much of a star player, can rely on serendipity in the scouting process. Because of college recruiting regulations, time constraints, and their athletic department's budget, college coaches don't have the resources to travel the country to see recruits.This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.Now you can listen to Golf Smarter everyday of the week!! Since we've discontinued Premium Access, every episode of Golf Smarter is available and free! If there were episodes in the past that you heard but it wasn't a Premium Episode, then chances are you missed at least half of the conversation. Download and listen to all those unedited interviews where ever you download your favorite podcasts or the free Golf Smarter app for iOS or Android.
5/9/201735 minutes, 35 seconds
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590: 21 Days to Golfing Freedom! Cure Your Slice and Frustration without Technical Overwhelm featuri

590: David DePula is one of the lucky people who left a job he didn’t love to pursue something he did. Golf. He was a frustrated golfer and understands the lack of consistency we all desire. Then he developed a simple and direct method to better contact. “Cut The Grass!” I was introduced to David through a friend who is in his 70s and still breaks 80 regularly, but has been blown away by his work with David. David’s website 21DaysToGolfingFreedom.com is getting the final touches and should be available by the second week of May, 2017. This episode is also available on our video channel YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. The direct URL is https://youtu.be/hq3AA08PqkMThis episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.Now you can listen to Golf Smarter everyday of the week!! Since we've discontinued Premium Access, every episode of Golf Smarter is available and free! If there were episodes in the past that you heard but it wasn't a Premium Episode, then chances are you missed at least half of the conversation. Download and listen to all those unedited interviews where ever you download your favorite podcasts or the free Golf Smarter app for iOS or
5/2/201738 minutes, 4 seconds
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589: How to Play Golf with Your Wife (husband) or Child without Spoiling Your Relationship

589: Elana King of Experience Golf has earned a long list of accolades for her work with women golfers, young golfers, as a mental game coach, and as LPGA Central Section Teacher of the Year, and more. In this episode Elana talks about strategies to employ that will ensure you continue to play for a lifetime with your wife (husband) and/or child without having it get in the way of your valuable relationship. This episode is also available on video at https://youtu.be/qhsWqD90qoEThis episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com. Now you can listen to Golf Smarter everyday of the week!! Since we've discontinued Premium Access, every episode of Golf Smarter is available and free! If there were episodes in the past that you heard but it wasn't a Premium Episode, then chances are you missed at least half of the conversation. Download and listen to all those unedited interviews where ever you download your favorite podcasts or the free Golf Smarter app for iOS or Android.
4/26/201740 minutes, 27 seconds
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588: Athletic vs Analytic Golf - It's Hard to be a Analytic Golfer with Mike Weingartner

588: Mike Weingartner is the Head Golf Professional at The Ridge (formerly known as The Ridge at Castle Pines North) just outside of Denver. In our conversation Mike talks about how he gets the most efficient golf swing out of everyone of his students. We also talk about the importance of lag in your swing, why it's important to focus on your athletic ability to improve your game, and his favorite par3, 4, and par5 holes at The Ridge. This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com. Thanks to everyone who has jumped at the opportunity to download any and all episodes from the Golf Smarter catalogue! Now that we've discontinued Premium Access every episode of Golf Smarter, dating back to 2005, is free for everyone. If there were episodes in the past that you heard but it wasn't a Premium Episode, then chances are you missed at least half of the conversation. Download and listen to all those unedited interviews where ever you download your favorite podcasts. Here are options on how to find and hear what you want.•The free Golf Smarter app for iOS or Android. ***The iOS Golf Smarter App has been fixed and is available in the Apple App store.• Smarter.Golfis our Libsyn website.
4/18/201740 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Ghosts of Augusta - A Masters Recap with Our Old Friend, Comedian Matty Blake

587: The 2017 Masters offered a spectacular ending that finally put a Major victory in the overdue hands of Sergio Garcia. But it wasn't clear sailing for him, or his fans who were on the edge of their seats waiting for the predictable disaster that has haunted his entire career. Host Fred Greene is joined by comedian/TV & Radio Host Matty "MattyB" Blake to laugh through various moments, players, opportunities missed, the exciting conclusion, and who was watching from above. This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARD, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com & GreeneCreative.com. Listen to the end of this episode to hear the introduction, demo, and first episode.Premium Access is no longer available for Golf Smarter! Now every episode of Golf Smarter, dating back to 2005, is free for everyone. If you were never a Premium Subscriber, you missed a lot because the free shows were curated by half. Now you can go back and hear the entire interview as it was originally recorded. Since a majority of our content is evergreen, most of information in Golf Smarter episodes are just as valid and helpful as they were when they were originally published.Here are options on how to find and hear what you want.•The free Golf Smarter app for iOS or Android.• Smarter.Golf is our Libsyn website.• iTunes now offers more than 300 episodes. 
4/12/201745 minutes, 43 seconds
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586: Phil Mickleson's Coach, Dave Pelz, says "If You Practice What You're Terrible At, You'll Get a

586 Dave Pelz could be the most sought after and successful short game golf coach on the planet. But he’s so much more! Dave’s a scientist, researcher, author, entrepreneur, club designer, short game guru, and a dedicated family man. In our conversation that goes longer than an hour, Dave gives us a glimpse into his personal history that starts with being a frustrated college golfer at Indiana University who was repeatedly beat by Jack Nicklaus. He then moved on to NASA working as a scientist/researcher/data analyst for the Goddard Space Center. But his love of golf never left his blood, so he took a year off to start a business that ended as a total disaster.  He provides a lot more about his history, and of course provides some short game and practice advice. He also shares his prediction for this year’s Masters. Keep your eyes/ears open for his newest Kickstarter book/video project on Green Reading. The crowdsource funding program will run for 60 days starting May 8, 2016. Help support the project and get your package earlier and for less than the regular public. It will be found at pelzgolf.com/greenreading. This episode is brought to you by DraftKings.com. Get FREE entry into the Masters draft before they tee off Thursday morning (4/6/17) with the coupon code “golfsmarter”, and good luck!    Premium Access is no longer available. Your free Golf Smarter app still works! Now every Golf Smarter listener has access to all episodes on the free Golf Smarter app for iOS or Android. With our free app, each new episode is downloaded automatically in the background. Thanks to everyone who supported Golf Smarter financially through Premium Access and For Members Only for all these years. 
4/4/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Masters: Making Your Picks with PGA Tour Fantasy Golf Pros - the Tour Junkies

585: The Masters starts next week and to help with your Fantasy Draft picks on DraftKings.com, we've invited the Tour Junkies. These two guys from Augusta, GA are "Fantasy Golf Aces" and they're here to break down the tournament and provide the most attractive picks for your Draft. David Barnett and Pat Perry aren't brothers but sometimes they sound like it, which can be a lot of fun. This episode is brought to you by DraftKings.com. Get FREE entry into the Masters draft with the coupon code "golfsmarter", and good luck!
3/28/201748 minutes, 53 seconds
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585 Premium - The Masters: Making Your Draft Picks with PGA Tour Fantasy Golf Pros - Tour Junkies

585 Premium: The Masters starts next week and to help with your Fantasy Draft picks at DraftKings.com, we've invited the Tour Junkies. These two guys from Augusta, GA are "Fantasy Golf Aces" and they're here to break down the tournament and provide the most attractive picks for your Draft. David Barnett and Pat Perry aren't brothers but sometimes the sound like it, which can be really fun. This episode is brought to you by DraftKings.com. Get FREE entry in the the Masters Draft with the coupon code "golfsmarter", and good luck!
3/28/201745 minutes, 54 seconds
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Getting Out of Difficult Lies - On Course Playing Lesson with Jamie Zimron

584: Uphill/Downhill lies. Chipping from below the green. Awkward stances in the rough. This week host Fred Greene goes out on the course with the Golf Sensei, Jamie Zimron to Indian Valley Golf Course to get some tips and a playing lesson on getting out of tough situations on the course. This episode is also available as a video on the homepage of GolfSmarter.com, @GOLF SMARTER on Facebook, or on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV at https://youtu.be/n_6RZT1g7WAFind more on Jamie at KiAiGolf.comThis episode is sponsored by DraftKings.com. Go to DraftKings.com NOW to draft your lineup for the Masters! Get FREE entry in the $100,000 contest for golf’s first major with promo code GOLFSMARTER!  Only at DraftKings.com, THE destination for one week fantasy sports!!  Eligibility restrictions may apply. See DraftKings dot com for details.
3/21/201731 minutes, 33 seconds
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584 Premium: Getting Out Of Tough Lies - An On-Course Playing Lesson with Jamie Zimron

Uphill/Downhill lies. Chipping from below the green. Awkward stances in the rough. This week host Fred Greene goes out on the course with the Golf Sensei, Jamie Zimron to Indian Valley Golf Course to get some tips and a playing lesson on getting out of tough situations on the course. This episode is also available as a video on the homepage of GolfSmarter.com, @GOLF SMARTER on Facebook, or on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV at https://youtu.be/n_6RZT1g7WAFind more on Jamie at KiAiGolf.comThis episode is sponsored by DraftKings.com. Go to DraftKings.com NOW to draft your lineup for the Masters! Get FREE entry in the $100,000 contest for golf’s first major with promo code GOLFSMARTER!  Only at DraftKings.com, THE destination for one week fantasy sports!!  Eligibility restrictions may apply. See DraftKings dot com for details.
3/21/201729 minutes, 36 seconds
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What’s This Putt Going To Do?! Selecting a Putter & Reading Greens. Banana Putting pt2 w Paul Hobart

583 In Part 2 of our conversation with Paul Hobart of Banana Putting, we spend nearly an hour breaking down his five elements of improved putting, reading greens, selecting the right putter for your game, and conclude with a helpful putting speed drill.
3/14/201747 minutes, 39 seconds
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583 Premium: What’s This Putt Going To Do?! Selecting a Putter & Reading Greens. Banana Putting pt2

In Part 2 of our conversation with Paul Hobart of Banana Putting, we spend nearly an hour breaking down his five elements of improved putting, reading greens, selecting the right putter for your game, and conclude with a helpful putting speed drill.
3/14/201748 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to Putt Better By Looking At The Entire Green, Not Just Your Line - Banana Putting with Paul Hob

582 After giving thousands of putting lessons to hundreds of students, Paul Hobart has learned the intricacies and common errors of putting and why they happen. He’s developed a clean and simple method to improve your putting and calls it “Banana Putting”. There are multiple elements and we’ll take a couple episodes to go in depth with Paul. This week we begin with ‘scan it - plan it - point it - roll it’. Come back next week and we’ll have more to improve as we get closer to our new season.
3/7/201731 minutes, 40 seconds
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582 Premium: How to Putt Better By Looking At The Entire Green, Not Just Your Line - Banana Putting

582 Premium: After giving thousands of putting lessons to hundreds of students, Paul Hobart has learned the intricacies and common errors of putting and why they happen. He’s developed a clean and simple method to improve your putting and calls it “Banana Putting”. There are multiple elements and we’ll take a couple episodes to go in depth with Paul. This week we begin with ‘scan it - plan it - point it - roll it’. Come back next week and we’ll have more to improve as we get closer to our new season.
3/7/201732 minutes, 4 seconds
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Best Golf Workouts to Help Prepare for the New Season with TPI Certified Instructor Lynn Anderson

581: Lynn Anderson, a TPI Certified instructor joins host Fred Greene to discuss different exercises to get us back in shape for the new golf season. They also talk about nutrition so you don’t lose focus or have the “wheels fall off” near the end of your round, and the causes and solutions of different golf injuries. We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50!Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5 handling! Either way, first come first served.Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to [email protected]
2/28/201734 minutes, 3 seconds
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581 Premium: [email protected] Golf Smarter Program Guide

581 Premium: Lynn Anderson, a TPI Certified instructorhttps://www.totallydriven.com/> joins host Fred Greene to discuss different exercises that can get us back in shape for the new golf season. They also talk about nutrition so you don’t lose focus or have the “wheels fall off” near the end of your round, and the causes and solutions of different golf injuries. We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50!Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5 handling! Either way, first come first served.Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to [email protected]
2/28/201734 minutes, 4 seconds
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Not Attached to Outcome: NATO Golf using the Clear Key Method with Mel Sole

580: Mel Sole had the honor and privilege to play with Gary Player in the South African Tour as a young man, today he runs a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School in multiple locations across the US. In this episode, Mel talks about his history as a professional and an instructor and shares some amazing tips on why his teaching method comprises of 50% swing mechanics and 50% mental strength. He also shares tips he’s learned from Carey Mumford (Clear Key) on improving rhythm, and another from Nick Price on how to help us focus. We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50!Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5 handling! Either way, first come first served.Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to [email protected]
2/21/201735 minutes, 27 seconds
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580 Premium: Not Attached to Outcome: NATO Golf using the Clear Key Method with Mel Sole

580: Mel Sole had the honor and privilege to play with Gary Player in the South African Tour as a young man, today he runs a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School in multiple locations across the US. In this episode, Mel talks about his history as a professional and an instructor and shares some amazing tips on why his teaching method comprises of 50% swing mechanics and 50% mental strength. He also shares tips he’s learned from Carey Mumford (Clear Key) on improving rhythm, and another from Nick Price on how to help us focus. We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50!Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5 handling! Either way, first come first served.Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to [email protected]
2/21/201734 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Renegade Approach to Improving Your Mental and Emotional Skills for Lower Golf Scores with Stephen

579: Stephen Ladd is recognized as one of the top Golf Performance Coaches in the nation. He specializes in golf fitness, nutrition and mental game strategies. He founded Renegade Golf in 1994, a full decade before “golf fitness” became a buzz word. He teaches thousands of golfers of all levels from over 47 countries via the Internet and his books, videos and audio program how to train their bodies and brains for peak performance.  Stephen has taken a rather unorthodox path in terms of education and accumulation of knowledge, combining traditional academic environments, mentorships, and self-described “journeys”. As an undergraduate student, he studied exercise physiology, psychology, and philosophy. After graduating summa cum laude from Miami University, he continued his graduate work in East-West Psychology and Comparative Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco from 1991-1993.We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50!Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5handling! Either way, first come first served.Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to [email protected]
2/14/201731 minutes, 7 seconds
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579 Premium: A Renegade Approach to Improving Your Mental and Emotional Skills for Lower Golf Scores

579 Premium:Stephen Ladd is recognized as one of the top Golf Performance Coaches in the nation. He specializes in golf fitness, nutrition and mental game strategies. He founded Renegade Golf in 1994, a full decade before “golf fitness” became a buzz word. He teaches thousands of golfers of all levels from over 47 countries via the Internet and his books, videos and audio program how to train their bodies and brains for peak performance.  Stephen has taken a rather unorthodox path in terms of education and accumulation of knowledge, combining traditional academic environments, mentorships, and self-described “journeys”. As an undergraduate student, he studied exercise physiology, psychology, and philosophy. After graduating summa cum laude from Miami University, he continued his graduate work in East-West Psychology and Comparative Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco from 1991-1993.We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50!Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5handling! Either way, first come first served.Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to [email protected]
2/14/201731 minutes, 1 second
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Make Great Things Happen On The Golf Course By Looking At It From a New Perspective. Pt2 with Fred S

578: In the 12 years of the @GolfSmarter #podcast, few instructors have generated as much excitement from golfers around the world than Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf. His books, videos, and schools have transformed golfers and taken golfers on a journey to the pure joy, exploration and excitement we felt as kids. In part 2 of our conversation with Fred from 2009 he explains how to transform your game and answers some listener questions. We have only a few DVDs of Fred’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” that usually sells for $50 for only $30 +s/h!Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes (must email the title and date of your new review) and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping&handling! Either way, first come first served.Send your order to [email protected]
2/7/201732 minutes, 32 seconds
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578 Premium: Make Great Things Happen On The Golf Course By Looking At It From a New Perspective. Pt

578: In the 12 years of the @GolfSmarter #podcast, few instructors have generated as much excitement from golfers around the world than Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf. His books, videos, and schools have transformed golfers and taken golfers on a journey to the pure joy, exploration and excitement we felt as kids. In part 2 of our conversation with Fred from 2009 he explains how to transform your game and answers some listener questions. We have only a few DVDs of Fred’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” that usually sells for $50 for only $30 +s/h!Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes (must email the title and date of your new review) and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping&handling! Either way, first come first served.Send your order to [email protected]