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T-Time with Tori Totlis

English, Sports, 1 season, 140 episodes, 5 days, 2 hours, 32 minutes
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If you are a female golfer, you have landed in the right place. Join Tori and her weekly guests as they chat about all things women’s golf.Host Tori Totlis will bring you everything you need to grow your golf game with tips, strategy, mindset shifts, a place to vent, inspiration and motivation.Along with sharing her own golf experience, we have amazing weekly guests & cohosts that will share their wins, loses, challenges, top tips, and real stories from the golf course.Let’s come together, spread the word, and share our passion because this is women’s golf and its amazing.INSTAGRAM: @tori_totlisFACEBOOK: @tori_totlisTIKTOK: @tori_totlis
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135. Life at Number One with Stanford Women's Golf Assistant Coach, Brooke Riley

I’m sitting down with Brooke Riley, the assistant coach of the Stanford Women's Golf team, as she shares her experiences in the world of women’s amateur golf. Listen in as Brooke talks about her unexpected start in the world of golf, sparked by a gift from her grandfather, and her transition from pro athlete to collegiate coach. She delves into the Stanford team's meticulous preparation for the NCAA championship and the impact her high school coach's unwavering confidence had on her–a quality she now strives to instill in her own players. Brooke reflects on the Augusta National, sharing her grandfather's legacy and how a chance encounter with a caddy sharing his name deepened her connection to the game. We also discuss the ins-and-outs of amateur golf (and how it differs from professional golf), how golf manifests as a part of your identity as a woman, and the often-overlooked role of nutrition and well-being in a golfer's performance. Follow the Stanford Women's Golf Team Here: Instagram Connect with Brooke Riley Here:  Instagram To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here. Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch!Instagram: @tori_totlisTikTok: @tori_totlisYouTube: @tori.totlisWebsite: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
5/23/20241 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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134. Finding Balance in the Golf World with Josh Nichols

Today I’m sitting down with esteemed golf coach Josh Nichols to talk about the importance of finding balance in the golf world. Josh, with his rich competitive background and notable runner-up finish at the 2017 US Mid-Amateur, opens up about the unexpected turns in tournament play and the psychological preparation needed to handle curveballs. Balancing the demands of family life with his passion for golf, he shares how he's adjusted his approach to the sport, redefined success, and continues to find joy in the game even when time on the course is limited. We also discuss the value of structured practice and being fully present during training, as well as how to take full advantage of coaching to achieve peak performance. We then give our thoughts on managing fear, anxiety, and identity as a golfer. Finally, we talk about the importance of maintaining healthy relationships both on and off the course, and confront the fear of embarrassment that so often holds athletes back from maximizing their potential. Listen to The Mental Golf Show Here: The Mental Golf Show Connect with Josh Nichols Here: Josh Nichols Golf Instagram To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here. Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch!Instagram: @tori_totlisTikTok: @tori_totlisYouTube: @tori.totlisWebsite: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
5/20/202456 minutes, 28 seconds
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133. Golf This or That with Kim and Shelly

Kim Eaton and I are sitting down with Shelly Stouffer, the 2022 US Women's Senior Amateur. I barrage Kim and Shelly with a slew of questions on all things golf, including their best tips and strategies to prepare for golf tournaments, drawing on our experiences on tough courses such as Royal and Mylora.     Listen in as we discuss how mindset can determine your spot on the leaderboard, the value of TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) training, and the differences between different systems of scorekeeping. We also talk club selection and the importance of camaraderie out on the course.     We give our thoughts on resetting after a rough start to a round, and how pre-shot routines can keep you in the zone even amidst the chatter of fellow players. We also touch on what to keep in mind when playing with a spouse, and how to find the right balance between casual rounds and tournament play to give you the best long-term edge in your golf journey!   Listen to Episode 86 with Shelly Stouffer Here:  [Champion Series] 2022 USGA Women's Senior Amateur Champion, Shelly Stouffer   Find TPI Training in Your Area Here:  TPI Experts   Check Out the Original Titleist Performance Institute Here:  Titleist Performance Institute     To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here.     Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday!   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis   Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
5/16/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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132. The Journey of Chasing Scratch with Mike and Eli

I’m sitting down with the co-hosts of the Chasing Scratch podcast, Mike Shade and Eli Strait, to talk about it all from the hurdles of tournament play, to golf fashion faux pas, to finding podcast success. Listen in as Mike and Eli peel back the curtain on the creative process behind their hit show. They reveal how their long-standing friendship has become the bedrock of the podcast, with their daily conversations naturally evolving into engaging long-form material. Their unique blend of humor and pop culture references keeps listeners hooked, while they also address the challenges of juggling the love for golf with family and work life. It's a fascinating peek into the duo’s commitment to delivering content that strikes the perfect balance between being entertaining, heartfelt, and actionable. We reflect on the mindset that it takes to go the distance in golf, as well as the journey to Ireland that connected us with an incredible community of fellow lovers of the sport. We talk personal anecdotes that resonate with anyone who's faced the mental blocks that come with competition. Check Out the Chasing Scratch Podcast Here:  Instagram X (Formerly Twitter) Chasing Scratch Website   To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here. Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday!   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis   Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
5/13/202457 minutes, 30 seconds
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131. How to Make Golf Easy with Justin Klemballa

Today, Justin Klemballa and I discuss the importance of smart decision-making on the course, showing that: while drills and strategy make a huge difference, a strong mental game often trumps technique in shaving strokes off your score. Ever found yourself floundering in a fairway bunker? Justin spills the secrets to training the often-neglected bunker shot even if you lack access to a venue that allows you to practice them effectively. We talk about turning recreational rounds into practice sessions, and why aiming for bogey might just be your ticket to a lower scorecard. Justin gives his thoughts on greenside bunker play and breaks down a simple yet effective bunker drill to improve your game before you even set foot on the course. As the overseeding period comes to an end and anticipation for the winter season mounts, it’s important to ensure you’ve sharpened your game. I give an inside look into my own practice schedule and talk about the need for a well-thought-out plan and a balance between swing, short game, and putting practice.   Connect with Justin Here:  Instagram YouTube Facebook   To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here.   Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday!   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
5/9/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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130. If You Want It, Start It with Millennielle Golf Club Founder, Sierra Sanchez

Today I’m sitting down with Sierra Sanchez, founder of the Millennielle Golf Club, who shares how she transformed her love for the sport into a thriving community for young women. Listen in as Sierra discusses how a passion project led not only to the empowerment of millennial women golfers all over Phoenix, but also to the rekindling of old friendships and the making of new, lasting ones. Drawing from her background in social media marketing, she does a deep dive into the ins-and-outs of creating your own golf group, highlighting the importance of creating a supportive network, effective branding, and the magic of nurturing personal relationships with your members.   About Sierra Sanchez: Sierra Sanchez was brought up in golf from an early age, and her passion for the sport never left. As an adult, she was left wanting for a local community of young women golfers like herself. So she started her own: Millennielle Golf Club! With a background in social media marketing, she was able to brand and network her way to creating an inspiring golf environment that offers opportunities for women both on and off the course. Check Out Millennielle Golf Club Here: Instagram   Connect with Sierra Here: Instagram To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here. Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com. To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com. For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
5/6/202450 minutes, 5 seconds
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129. Building a Product that Makes a Difference with Jane Spicer and Debbie Waitkus

Today I’m sitting with two incredible women who have paved the way in the world of golf: Debbie Waitkus, co-founder of Golf it Forward and Golf For Cause, and Jane Spicer of Daphne's Headcovers, discuss their entrepreneurial journeys as well as the magic of Jane’s first Masters experience.   Our guests tell stories that highlight the power of connecting with customers and evolving with market trends to create timeless products in the world of golf. We talk about how athletic gear can be more than just merchandise, that they can also become callbacks for personal memories and milestones in the vein of embroidered messages from Tiger Woods' mother on his own headcovers.     Finally, we honor the legacies of the 13 founders of the LPGA and their impact on women's golf. We recount stories of their resilience and innovation, painting a vivid picture of the social hurdles they cleared and the entrepreneurial spirit they embodied. As we acknowledge the importance of empowering women in the golf industry, we discuss the cultural shift toward normalizing women's events and the significance of fostering a supportive network.   Check Out Daphne's Headcovers Here: Daphne's Headcovers Instagram   Visit the Golf it Forward Site Here: Golf it Forward   To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here.     Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday!   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis   Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
5/2/20241 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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128. [Champion Series] 2018 USGA Women's MidAm Champion, Shannon Johnson

Kim Eaton and I are sitting down with 2018 USGA Women's MidAm Champion Shannon Johnson. She’s here to talk about her path to her MidAm win and how she’s preparing for the upcoming USGA Four-Ball Championship. Listen in as we exchange playful Masters week predictions and Shannon reflects on those early moments, from her collegiate days to the influence of iconic figures in the sport on her golf journey. We talk about the emotional roller coaster that is tournament play–about the tenacity it takes to come back from a deficit, the joy of a winning streak, and the sting of a close loss. With anecdotes that highlight the importance of mental resilience and camaraderie within the golf community, we shine a light on the pressures and triumphs that define the sport. Finally, we talk about match-play victories and the celebrations that follow. We delve into the focus we need to muster when strategizing crucial shots, and why it’s important to temper our expectations during competitions. Connect with Shannon Here:  Instagram To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here. Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
4/29/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 31 seconds
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127. Breaking Free From What's Holding You Back in Tournament Golf with Jon Sherman

Today I’m sitting down with content creator Jon Sherman as we explore the intersection of golf, social media, and mental resilience.   Listen in as Jon and I discuss the importance of setting boundaries on social platforms like X (formerly Twitter) and how the digital world impacts not just our own lives but those of future generations. We share our thoughts on the Masters tournament, where we witnessed mental fortitude in action from the likes of Ludvig Åberg and Collin Morikawa. We delve into the emotional rollercoaster of competitive golf and how mindset alone can make or break your game. We talk about the highs and lows of tournament play, from winning medals to battling self-doubt, and the impact of living up to expectations in the spotlight. I open up about my own experiences on the course, revealing how vulnerability and personal growth play a crucial role in not just sports but life itself. Our dialogue shines a light on the idea that sometimes, stepping into the arena is a victory in its own right. Lastly, we talk about creating rich and authentic content that resonates with everyday golfers, highlighting Jon's relatable insights that speak to players at every level. I express gratitude for the growing voice of women in the sport and the community's support that makes creating and sharing these stories so rewarding Buy Your Copy of The Foundations of Winning Golf Here:Amazon Audible Check out Jon's Masterclass and International Best Seller, The Four Foundations of Golf Here: Four Foundations of Golf To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here.   Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.     To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.     For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.     For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
4/25/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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126. All Your Questions About Going to the Masters with Alix and Christie

I’m sitting down with Alix and Christie who look back on their very first Masters experience at The Augusta National, covering everything from navigating the event’s strict no-phone policy to its luxurious invite-only dining experience, to their treasure hunt for collectible gnomes at the Pro Shop!   From the get-go, it's clear that the Masters is as much a social event as it is a sporting one.   We discuss the trend towards shorter skirts as opposed to traditional, longer lengths as comfort takes center stage when it comes to fashion choices on the green. In a similar vein, we acknowledge the “elevated, classy” attire everyone wore that gives the Masters its exclusive flavor.     We also talk getting starstruck by the endless sea of great golfers around us, and the shopping spree that had us questioning if we were at a golf tournament or the world's most exclusive outdoor mall!     To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here.     Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday!   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis   Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
4/22/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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125. A Practice Plan for the Busy Golfer with In the Zone Secrets, Bo Watson and Shannon Shuskey

I’m sitting down with Bo Watson and Shannon Shuskey, whose book In the Zone Secrets unlocks the profound connection between the mind and athletic performance. Listen in as we explore the mental strategies and techniques that can take your golf game to the next level, even when you’re off the green. From the concept of “caveman golf” to harnessing the power of mental imagery and entering the “zone,” Bo and Shannon prove that mastering your mind might just be that missing link between where you are now and where you want to be. Bo and Shannon also offer practical advice on how busy players can optimize their game in as little as 30 minutes a day, leveraging the creativity of the right brain for optimal performance. They talk about how mental imagery not only assists in skill improvement but also serves as a tool for managing tournament anxiety.   About In the Zone Mental Training: In The Zone Mental Training is the world's first mental program backed by science that helps athletes get into the zone at a flip of a switch. Shannon Shuskey’s accidental discovery of these training principles in the 90s led him to go from a struggling skater to becoming a National Champion and Record Holder. When Bo Watson met with Shannon in the Summer of 2018 and learned the reason behind the success of his system, he wanted to see if it could work for golf too. To test it, he went out and played a total of 8 rounds in 2018 cold turkey (no practice between). The result was 6 out of the 8 rounds were under par and the last round was 9 holes where he shot 4 under with 3 lip out birdies. Purchase Your Copy Here:  In the Zone To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here.   Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
4/18/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 5 seconds
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124. Backstage Pass to Backswing Golf Events, Big Break and Holey Moley

Today I’m sitting down with the trailblazing co-founders of Backswing Golf Events, McKenzie Lyng and Amanda Cencer. Listen in as we unfurl the inspirational story of how a drive to Las Vegas created the spark that led to a thriving business empowering women golfers all over the country. They share the challenges they overcame, both as golfers themselves and as entrepreneurs.  We go behind the scenes of managing an event planning company, as McKenzie and Amanda reminisce about the early days of handling over 300 events without proper systems and a small network, and learning over time to leverage relationships and master the art of organized chaos. They also give us a peek into the adrenaline-pumping world of large-scale golf tournaments, complete with on-course games and TrackMan technology. Finally, we explore the personal stories of pro golfers like Morgan who, alongside many other ladies, have found support and opportunities in her career as an athlete with Backswing Golf Events.   About Backswing Golf Events: BackSwing Golf Events is a group of lady professional golfers who bring something unique and fun to corporate and charity golf events. What separates BackSwing from other on course activities is the experience they bring to the course. Not only will BackSwing elevate your golf event out on the course, but they can also help with many other aspects of your event. Their swag team can help you select just the right player gift or raffle prizes for your event. Their goal is to make sure they provide the highest caliber experience for your event, all the way around.   Learn More About Our Guests Here: McKenzie Lyng Amande Cencer Morgan Reimler Backswing Golf Events   To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here.   Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
4/15/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 19 seconds
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123. A Golfer's Story from Rock Bottom to Recovery with Charlie Beljan

I’m sitting with PGA Tour player and golf coach Charlie Beljan, who shares his inspiring journey to sobriety, as well as his passion for mentorship in the game of golf. Listen in as Charlie recounts his toughest moments of addiction against the backdrop of his golf career, shining light on the transformation that giving up the bottle has brought into every area of his life. He opens up about the turning point on that journey—a heart-to-heart with his wife—leading to a fresh start that revitalized his performance on the greens and strengthened his relationships as a son, husband, and father. Charlie then dives into his golf career, from his time at Q School and PGA Tours, all the way to his thoughts on the crucial relationships between players and caddies. Finally, Charlie shares his passion for teaching the game and his goals for the future of his career as an athlete Connect with Charlie Here:  Instagram X (Formerly Twitter) To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here. Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
4/11/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 21 seconds
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122. Live From the Titleist Tour Truck with Chloe Robinson and LPGA Player, Emily Pedersen

Join me as I tour the Titleist Tour Truck at the LPGA Ford Championship! Get an in-depth look at the love and care that goes into preparing new clubs, making adjustments, and securing personalized fittings. We discuss global standards for equipment maintenance, ensuring their elite players are, quite literally, always on the ball come competition time! I also chat with LPGA player Emily Pedersen, who shares her detailed pre-tournament routine, from gear checks at the Tour Truck to strategy on the practice rounds. Emily opens up about how she tailors her game to various green conditions and her approach to maintaining swing consistency. Her reflection on leveraging positives from past performances and pinpointing areas of improvement offers a holistic view of a pro golfer's journey to excellence!   Connect with Our Guests:  Emily Pedersen Chloe Robinson See More of the Titleist Tour Truck Here: Titleist Tour Truck To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here. Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
4/8/202435 minutes, 6 seconds
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121. Live From the LPGA Ford Championship with Bailey Tardy, Lauren Coughlin & Tournament Director, Emily Podzielinski

I had an absolute blast at the LPGA’s 2024 Ford Championship at Seville Golf and Country! There, I had the opportunity to sit down with three amazing women: players Bailey Tardy and Lauren Coughlin share two inspiring stories of resilience, while Tournament Director Emily Podzlinski gives us the lowdown on the ins-and-outs of running a golf championship. Listen in as Bailey and Lauren reflect on their comebacks from the edge of quitting to securing their coveted LPGA tour cards. Chock-full of raw anecdotes around mini-tour hardships and last-ditch victories, their stories mirror the resilience and passion that define success in the world of professional golf. Then there’s Emily Podzlinski, who unveils the meticulous juggling act that goes on behind the curtain of an LPGA tournament. We dive into the mental and physical rigors of the sport, including the profound impact a recent win can have on a player's routine and mindset. We also talk tournament preparation, nurturing a productive dynamic with your caddy, course management, spectator flow, and much more.   Connect with Our Guests:  Bailey Tardy Lauren Coughlin   To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here. Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
4/4/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 12 seconds
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120. 6 Myths About Golf Performance with Dr. Raymond Prior

Today, I'm sitting down with Dr. Raymond Prior, author of "Golf Beneath the Surface: The New Science of Golf Psychology", with the aim of understanding the mechanics of our mind and how emotions can transform our approach to the game and our performance on the course. Through the breakdown of six myths around performance on the golf course, we deconstruct the common misinterpretations surrounding growth, stress, anxiety, and nerves, and discuss the role of mindfulness, willpower, and survival instincts in our decision-making process.   Connect with Our Guest:  Dr. Raymond Prior Golf Beneath the Surface   Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit: CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.     To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit: RoundReportCard.com.     For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit: ShortGame100.com.     For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlisTikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlisWebsite: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
4/1/202456 minutes, 45 seconds
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119. Club Championship Update and How to Be the Best Golf Partner, with Kathy Hart Wood and Justin Klemballa

We’re live from week two of the Desert Classic! Alongside Kathy Hart Wood, Justin Klemballa, and Kim Eaton, I discuss five ways to become a better partner in tournament golf.  Listen in as we break down the psychological side of the game with the three C's that make up every great golfer, and how you can adapt a mindset out on the course that can help you maximize these three qualities. Kathy talks about the pitfalls of pressure, maintaining pace of play, and the keys to seamless communication with your partner. Justin also throws in a practical tip or two on escaping bunkers and “setting the tone for the hole”, taking into account differing levels of confidence between you and your partner.   We finish on a high, touching on the power of positivity. We all agree that setting a joyful tone before and during a round always leads to a better performance for both partners, that the vibe between players really does impact their success (or lack thereof) on the green.   To join the Desert Classic Interest List, click here.   Connect with Our Guests:  Justin Klemballa Kathy Hart Wood     Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday!   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis   Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
3/25/202455 minutes, 24 seconds
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118. Let's Get Real About Wedges with Dr. "Corey"

Today I’m sitting down with Australian PGA pro and Vokey Wedges’ Marketing Director "Dr." Corey Gerrard.   Listen up as Corey dishes out his expertise in golf wedges, guiding us through the labyrinth of clubhead, shaft, and grip options, as well as what we need to know about managing wear and tear.   We also break down the art of controlling a golf ball's flight and landing, demystifying key factors such as grind, bounce, and loft and their impact on your game. From the nuanced design of the club's sole to the strategic use of different wedges for varied course conditions, we cover it all. We even highlight specialty wedges, comparing them to standard sets and discussing how they can be game-changers around the green.     Wrapping up, we talk about the importance of getting fitted and how to decide on the number and type of wedges to include in your set. We also touch on the ongoing improvements in groove technology and how the center of gravity affects ball flight and feel.   Check Out the Titleist Vokey SM10 Wedges Here: Titleist- Vokey SM10   Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday!   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis   Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
3/21/202458 minutes
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117. Is Your Digestion on Par with Your Golf Game, with Holistic Nutritionist, Ashley Moss

Today we follow the journey of pro golfer turned holistic nutritionist as Ashley Moss shares her riveting journey from the golf course to the world of wellness and motherhood. Listen in as Ashley shares how embracing golf later in life shaped her path to becoming a Class A LPGA teaching professional and how her personal experiences led to a deep understanding of the vital connection between nutrition and athletic performance. Ashley offers a treasure of insights on the mental game of golf, the misconceptions about gaining distance on the course, and the unspoken struggles female instructors face in a male-dominated sport. She also touches on the role of wrist action over body movement and highlights the essential role nutrition plays in enhancing your game. Later on, we dive into the transformative impact of live blood analysis and how understanding one's body on a cellular level can lead to dramatic improvements in health and performance. Ashley opens up about balancing the intensity of competitive golf with parenting, providing a candid look into the life of an athlete who's navigated the pressures of professional sports while maintaining a strong connection to family. About Ashley Moss: Ashley Moss picked up the game of golf at the age of 16. She went on to play for the University of Arizona, winning the Pac-10 championship as a team in 2010. Along with playing professionally, she is an LPGA Class A and Malaska Golf Lead Instructor at Superstition Mountain Country Club in Gold Canyon, Arizona. She is also the founder and CEO of Born2Golf, a program which helps students figure out the role that golf will play in their lives. She is a part of the prestigious list of Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers in America for 2018-2019. Connect with Ashley: Instagram YouTube Channel Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
3/14/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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116. 5 Ways to Play Better Tournament Golf with Kathy Hart Wood & Justin Klemballa

**LIVE FROM THE DESERT CLASSIC**   Today, Justin Klemballa, Kathy Hart Wood, Kim Eaton and I break down five keys to elevating your tournament game.   Listen in as we talk practical tips to sharpen your competitive edge, from tackling common golf fears, to the nuances of course management, to communicating with your partner, to pacing and adapting to bad shots and other unexpected moments in the middle of a game.   Building a robust mental state for golf is more art than science. Our conversation draws from both personal experience and time-tested expert advice to guide you in building the mental fortitude you need to walk away proud of your performance, no matter the outcome.   We discuss the delicate balance between confidence and arrogance, sharing tips on fostering a supportive atmosphere for both ourselves and our playing partners. And if you’re really looking for an edge in your tournament game, we've got you covered with mindfulness techniques that are as useful on the green as they are in other high-pressure scenarios.   Kathy Hart Wood: Above Par Podcast Justin Klemballa: YouTube Channel   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!  
3/11/202447 minutes, 8 seconds
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115. Catching Up with Haley Bookholdt

Today, Kim Eaton and I are sitting down with Haley Bookholdt to talk about her burgeoning career as a golf influencer and Gen-Z ambassador for the sport. Listen in as Haley talks about creating content for Adidas, her pro-Am experience at Bradenton Country Club, and how she keeps up her golf game alongside consistently producing content for her personal social media and those of the household brands she’s partnered with. She also breaks down the chemistry behind nerves, what differentiates nervousness from anxiety, and how to manage those emotions before and during a game to avoid overwhelm. Haley reflects on finding her unique edge as a golf content creator, her plans for pivoting into YouTube, and the ethical considerations behind teaching golf as an “influencer” in the sport.   About Haley Bookholdt: A Gen-Z ambassador for women’s golf, Haley Bookholdt is a former Elon University athlete. She is the recipient of the 2017 USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award that is presented annually to one male and one female junior golfer who demonstrates leadership, character and community service. She competed in two USGA national championships, including the 2015 U.S. Women's Amateur in Portland, OR, and the 2014 U.S. Girls' Junior in Flagstaff, AZ. She has two International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) championship titles under her belt.  Connect with Haley: Instagram YouTube Linktree   Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
3/4/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 57 seconds
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114. Division One Recruiting with ASU Women's Golf Head Coach, Missy Farr-Kaye

Tara Bateman and I sit down with Missy Farr-Kaye, head coach of the ASU Women's golf team and recent inductee into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame. Listen in as Missy shares her journey in women's golf and discusses the sport's evolution, including advancements in training and equipment. Tara also offers a window into the world of caddying, reflecting on the physical demands of the job, and highlighting the surge of young talent in the field. Missy shares her expertise on rebuilding a divided team and the powerful influence of mentors in transforming a struggling squad. She also gives her thoughts on the impact of recent NCAA rule changes and the rise of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) agreements on college athletics. We learn how these developments are reshaping the landscape of college sports, influencing recruitment, and blurring the lines between amateur and professional status. We also touch on the importance of self-motivation for junior golfers, the necessary life skills for success both on and off the course, and the challenges of athlete transfers in the current college sports environment.   About Missy Farr-Kaye: Missy Farr-Kaye, arguably one of the most respected golf coaches in the country, spent 13 seasons as an assistant coach and then associate head coach of the Sun Devil women's golf program. An accomplished golfer in her own right, Missy was a member of the Sun Devil golf team under Hall of Fame head coach Linda Vollstedt and helped Arizona State bring home its first of seven NCAA Titles as a senior in 1990. In addition to all her on-the-course accomplishments, she has been equally inspirational and driven off the course. She has defeated cancer on two different occasions, most recently announcing she was cancer-free days before leading Sun Devil Women's Golf through a 2021 season that ended with a fifth-place NCAA finish. Connect with Missy: Instagram   Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
2/29/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 26 seconds
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113. Building Iron Lady Golf with Lindsay Knowlton

I’m sitting down with Lindsay Knowlton, the powerhouse behind Iron Lady Golf, to learn about her journey of success from college athletics to entrepreneurship. Listen in as Lindsay goes down memory lane, reflecting on the spark of an idea that came to her from a simple lunch and learn session, which eventually blossomed into a full-fledged community. Today, Iron Lady Golf offers women golf retreats, leagues, and a powerful sense of belonging in the male-dominated world of golf. Lindsay talks about how her coaching philosophy evolved along with her conscious choice to step back from competitive golf, making way for a stronger focus on fostering a nurturing environment for women golfers.  We also discuss the importance of structured practice, specifically in refining one's short game with the innovative Short Game 100 program. Plus, get a sneak peek into the logistics of planning international business trips amidst personal milestones like expecting a baby, the art of delegation, and tackling tough business conversations.   About Lindsay Knowlton: Lindsay Knowlton is a PGA of Canada Class A Professional, Taylormade Golf Advisory Board Member, and Ontario Golf Association Ambassador with a long history in golf. After years of competitive golf, Lindsay moved into the corporate workforce realizing that she wanted to help more women say "yes” to the golf invitations they were getting (for work, to play with family, friends etc). She started Iron Lady Golf to help empower women and build their confidence out on the golf course. To date, Iron Lady Golf has taught over 20,000 women how to play golf.   Connect with Lindsay Iron Lady Golf Instagram Don't forget about the T-Time Swag Giveaway! To enter into this weekly giveaway, please share about the episode you are listening to on your Instagram or Facebook stories and give the show a rating and review on your favorite podcast platform. We will be picking a winner every Friday! For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
2/26/202453 minutes, 48 seconds
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112. (Part 2) Transgender Athletes, the Story of Professional Golfer, Dr. Bobbi Lancaster

Tune in as I continue my conversation with Dr. Bobbi Lancaster, a family physician, champion golfer, and transgender advocate, who joins us alongside Sasha Graham, host of the "Sports Will Save Us All" podcast. Listen in as we explore Bobbi's struggles with job loss and financial instability after coming out as transgender. Discover how golf became her refuge and opened up a new path, ultimately leading to a spot on the Cactus Tour. Bobbi gives her thoughts on the national media attention she garnered through the years thanks to her advocacy and the gradually changing tide of acceptance for transgender athletes in sports. Bobbi shares her experiences speaking at prestigious universities, serving on the national board of the Human Rights Campaign, and the power of storytelling in transforming lives. Inspired by Elie Wiesel’s legacy, Bobbi touches on the power of speaking out against injustice and the power of a single individual to enact change. From humorous anecdotes on the golf course to insights into navigating the LPGA's transgender policy, my conversation with Bobbi sheds light on the evolving landscape of inclusion in professional sports.   About Bobbi Lancaster: Bobbi Lancaster is a family physician, champion golfer, author, human rights advocate and motivational speaker. She is also a transgender woman and underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2010. She attempted to qualify for the LPGA Tour in 2013 and her efforts garnered international media attention. Bobbi’s efforts promoting awareness of transgender issues caught the attention of the Human Rights Campaign. She was elected to their national Board of Directors in 2016 and has worked tirelessly on their behalf, lobbying on Capitol Hill and at the Arizona State Capitol. Purchase your copy of Dr. Bobbi Lancaster's books here: The Red Light Runner The Doctor Is In Putting Down Roots   Listen to Sasha's podcast here:  Sports Will Save Us All   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
2/22/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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111. (Part 1) Transgender Athletes, the Story of Professional Golfer, Dr. Bobbi Lancaster

Today, I’m sitting down with Dr. Bobbi Lancaster, a family physician, champion golfer, and transgender advocate, who joins us alongside Sasha Graham, host of the "Sports Will Save Us All" podcast. Together, we traverse the complexities of gender identity in the sporting world and the personal hurdles Bobbi had to overcome on her golf journey. From her formative years as a natural-born athlete to her life-changing decision to transition, Bobbi’s story challenges the preconceived notions of identity and fairness in competitive sports. We also confront the unique hurdles that come with aging as an athlete, alongside ethical dilemmas concerning transgender golfers competing in championships post-transition. Bobbi's candid reflection on her journey, from living a double life to the eventual embrace of her identity, is a heartfelt and inspiring testament to the power of authenticity.  About Bobbi Lancaster: Bobbi Lancaster is a family physician, champion golfer, author, human rights advocate, and motivational speaker. She is also a transgender woman and underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2010. She attempted to qualify for the LPGA Tour in 2013 and her efforts garnered international media attention. Bobbi’s efforts promoting awareness of transgender issues caught the attention of the Human Rights Campaign. She was elected to their national Board of Directors in 2016 and has worked tirelessly on their behalf, lobbying on Capitol Hill and at the Arizona State Capitol. Purchase your copy of Dr. Bobbi Lancaster's books: Red Light Runner Putting Down Roots The Doctor is In Listen to Sasha's podcast here: Sports Will Save Us All For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
2/19/202456 minutes, 39 seconds
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110. The Episode About Hitting Bombs with Professional Long Driver, Gabi Powel

I’m sitting down with Gabi Powel to discuss her journey to becoming a professional long driver. Listen in as she traces her athletic roots from competitive sports in her school years, to playing Division One golf, to finishing second in her very first Long Drive Tour in 2022. We talk about the ins and outs of a Long Drive event, from the competition format, to the decisions that go into choosing a driver of the right length for the competitor, to the secret to getting the most drive distance out of your swing as possible. Finally, Gabi discusses her other exciting pursuits, from a golf reality show currently in the pipeline to her work as co-founder of Forward Tees Foundation. This mentorship program offers one-on-one support, allowing young women to learn directly from those who have experienced success in the world of college golf.   About Gabi Powel: Gabi Powel competed in her first Long Drive event in 2022, where she advanced to the finals and finished the year with a Top 8 finish in the championships. In 2023, Gabi broke into the Top 5 for the first time in her career and now sits at #5 in the rankings. She has been passionate about golf since a young age and went on to play golf for four years at Florida International University. Connect with Gabi: Instagram Forward Tees   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
2/15/202449 minutes, 25 seconds
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109. What's Exciting About Women's Golf with Fore the Ladies Founder, Abby Leibenthal

Fresh off the PGA Show, Fore the Ladies’ founder Abby Liebenthal and I talk about what we’re most excited about in the world of women’s golf. We touch on everything from the evolution of style and marketing in women’s golf apparel, gushing about the elegant designs and capsule collections we came across at the PGA Show that are changing the golf fashion game.  We also discuss changes in the World Handicap System, the decreasing popularity of the LPGA (and what they can do to bridge the gap), and what you need to know about getting fitted for custom clubs.   About Fore the Ladies: Fore the Ladies, Inc., is a female-based community and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings women together to learn how to play golf through events nationwide. Their mission is to make golf more accessible and approachable while removing the expected barriers such as cost, intimidation, and access. Connect with Abby:Instagram Fore the Ladies Listen to our Previous Episode with Abby: T-Time Episode 43- Inside the Business of Growing the Game with Abby Liebenthal Check out the Stack System Mentioned in Today's Show: The Stack System For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
2/12/202449 minutes, 45 seconds
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108. Mental Toughness Tips When Girls Win with Coach MJ McCloskey

Today, I’m sitting down with MaryJo McCloskey—known in the golf world as Coach MJ—who runs through six topics that will help you elevate your golf performance, all based on her book “When Girls Win”. Coach MJ’s writing journey began in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic and was fueled by a compelling desire to empower others with the wisdom gleaned from over two decades of coaching. We talk about the underrated superpower known as “self-awareness”, why it always pays to embrace pressure out on the course, must-knows regarding one’s short game, and the importance of team spirit within this individual sport. Get inspired by stories of golfers breaking records with only indoor practice and the pivotal role of social media in shaping athletes' self-perception. Finally, we discuss the role of the subconscious mind in sports performance and the art of honing one's mental game, including a short lesson that illustrates the power of positive mantras.   About MaryJo McCloskey: MaryJo McCloskey is a six-time NCAA Division-III West Region Coach of the Year and a nine-time Northwest Conference Coach of the Year. In 2006, she launched the first George Fox University Women's Golf Program and since then has led the team to prestige as one of the most dominant in the country with seven NCAA trophies including winning a National Championship and 11 consecutive top-10 finishes on the National Stage. Her passion is to help student-athletes grow stronger and realize that anything is possible with a positive mindset, strong work ethic, and a passionate desire to learn. Connect with Coach MJ: Instagram Purchase Your Copy of "When Girls Win" here: When Girls Win   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
2/8/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds
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107. The Transition from Baseball & Softball to Golfer with Milo Lines

I’m sitting down with golf instructor Milo Lines to dissect the mechanics behind a powerful golf swing by extracting valuable lessons from Milo’s other favorite sport, baseball. We tackle the intricate balance of body rotation and weight shift that is at the heart of generating power in both sports. Milo gives us a unique perspective on the challenges baseball players face when transitioning to golf, especially when it comes to managing hand movement and clubface control. We also unpack those strengths from athletes of other sports like hockey and how anyone can put these lessons to work in elevating their golf game. About Milo Lines: Milo Lines was a standout baseball player in his early years, but due to an elbow injury, his dreams of playing in the big leagues were dashed. After a bit of coaxing from his father, he decided to pick up the game of golf. After graduating from Utah Valley University, Milo turned professional and played full-time on several tours. Since committing his time to coaching, he has also won several PGA section events and qualified to play in the PGA National Championship multiple times. He has been a PGA Professional since 2005 and joined the team at Superstition Mountain as a Golf Instructor in 2011. Connect with Milo: Instagram Milo Lines Golf For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
2/5/202433 minutes, 29 seconds
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106. Inside Look at This Year's PGA Show

Today, Ashley and I are taking you on a quick tour live from the PGA Show in Orlando, FL to rub shoulders with old friends who give us an exciting look into what to expect this year in the world of golf. Listen in as we learn all about the logistics that go into setting up a booth at the PGA Show with Tara, hear about some of the golf swag coming to this year’s Desert Classic with Scott, and take a peek inside Golftini’s latest member guest gift bags with Heather, who also gives us an update on the clothing brand’s ongoing quest to blend style with practicality out on the course.   Check Out the Brands Mentioned in Today's Episode Here:  Golftini TJ Sport Desert Fox   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
2/1/202434 minutes, 17 seconds
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105. Making Success Easy and Failure Impossible with Michael Bernoff

Michael Bernoff, founder of the Average Sucks brand and the Human Communications Institute, draws a roadmap that we can use to take our golf game from average to exceptional. “Winning,” Michael says, “has more to do with state of mind than an actual occasion. We want to make success easy and failure impossible.” Listen in as we talk about the cavernous mental gap between playing for leisure and competing with passion, and how a simple shift from one to the other impacts everything from our short game to our course management. Michael and I explore the power of self-belief, and how we can tap into an unstoppable mindset that can allow us to steer towards a more intentional and purposeful approach to personal victories, both on and off the course.   About Michael Bernoff: Michael is the President and Founder of the Human Communications Institute, a leader in the personal and professional development industry. He is the developer of Human Interaction Technology™(HIT), a powerful technology that allows people to understand unknown psychological triggers and powerful communication strategies so they can increase their charisma, influence, persuasion and connections with others.   Connect with Michael:  The Average Sucks Show Website Instagram   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/29/202452 minutes, 42 seconds
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104. Inside Look and Reflections on the VISION54 Golf Camp Experience

I’m sitting down with fellow VISION54 alumna Jenny to discuss how her golf journey found new life during the pandemic, eventually leading her to connect with us at The Royal Dublin during an unforgettable trip to Ireland. Jenny shares her transformative experience and key takeaways from the Three-Day VISION54 Human Skills Camp at Talking Stick Golf Club. “You’re not golfing to score,” Jenny says. “You’re golfing to feel.” She tells us right off the bat that the camp delves deep into mindset over swing technique, with a focus on the process over outcome, and the importance of balance, tempo, and tension as complementary to technique. We also talk about the intentional, well-structured schedule we went through at the camp, which gave us a great balance between drill time and interaction with our instructors and fellow students. Ultimately, the Human Skills Camp was an amazing opportunity for all of us to rediscover the joy of golf, regardless of experience and handicap index.   Book Your Golf Camp with VISION54: In-Person Coaching with VISION54   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com. To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com. For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com. For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/25/202440 minutes, 19 seconds
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103. Things I Wish My Students Understood with Peggy Gustafson

I’m sitting down with Kim Eaton and special guest Peggy Gustafson, a Class A LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Member with more than 40 years of teaching experience. Listen in as Peggy shares what she wants every golf student to know about the sport, first and foremost, that golf is a game of managing your shots rather than a journey towards technical perfection. We break down common golf myths, offer advice around clubface control and hand positioning, discuss how older women should approach the game, and the importance of goal setting and getting more intentional with your practice sessions between rounds. Rounding things off, we touch on the mental and physical aspects of preparing for and savoring every round. We discuss the importance of having a tailored warm-up routine and strategies for managing the psychological pressures of competitive play.   Connect with Peggy: Peggy Golf Connect with Kim: LinkedIn   For more information on the California Crush Invitational, please visit CaliforniaCrushInvitational.com.   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, visit RoundReportCard.com.   For instant access to the Short Game 100 program, visit ShortGame100.com.For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/22/202458 minutes, 35 seconds
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102. New Year, New Golfer Series: 4 Ways to Set Yourself Apart with Your Mental Game with Debbie O'Connell

Today I’m sitting with Debbie O'Connell to discuss the profound impact of state of mind on your golf game. To Debbie, maintaining a positive mind is just as critical as a well-executed swing. She illustrates the power of mental fortitude through Amy Bockerstette's inspiring performance, explains how you can use positive self-talk and body language to boost your confidence on the course, and shares personal experiences around the transformative effects of gratitude and mindset on your golf game. We also talk about the role of meditation, visualization, and self-hypnosis techniques in achieving peak performance. Reflecting on the wisdom of legends like Tiger Woods, we look at how taking responsibility for our game, rather than succumbing to external pressures, can empower us to excel under any condition. About Debbie O’Connell: Debbie is a seasoned media professional, successful entrepreneur, and accomplished business leader. She is the host of Audible’s series “Golf Positive.” She has also had multiple appearances on the Golf Channel and has hosted numerous golf-oriented radio shows as well as the television show “Par Fore the Course.” Debbie is the author of the bestselling book, “Golf Positive! Live Positive!” which offers insight and practical solutions to help one achieve their goals both on and off the golf course. For More Info About Debbie's 5-Day Challenge and her 2024 Solheim Cup Extravaganza: Debbie O'Connell The 5-Day Challenge Text, “Positive” to 727-339-0106 to sign up! Golf Positive! Live Positive!- Free E-Book 2024 Golf Positive Solheim Cup Extravaganza Instagram Get in touch!For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/18/202457 minutes, 39 seconds
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101. Energy Hacks with Will Armijo

I’m sitting down with Will Armijo to break down his top energy hacks to perform at your best on the course, every time. Listen in as Will discusses the impact of diet on energy management, especially around how food choices before and during golf can significantly affect performance on the fairway. It's not just about finding ways to boost energy, but also understanding what might be causing energy dips. Another foundation when it comes to energy management is high-quality sleep. Will offers tips such as keeping the bedroom cool, using heavier blankets, and utilizing sleep tracking devices, like the Oura ring, to monitor sleep quality. While caffeine is a common go-to for an energy boost, Will cautions against synthetic sources of caffeine, such as those found in many energy drinks, which can lead to spikes and subsequent crashes in energy levels. Finally, Will advocates for gamifying health habits to stay motivated and consistently improve your golf game. Will Armijo: Instagram, Facebook, The Nrish Program   Get in touch! For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/15/202456 minutes, 42 seconds
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100. **100th Episode Special** Goals and Beliefs We Are Letting Go in 2024 with the OG Crew

To mark our 100th episode, I'm joined by Justin, Alex, and Tameka to look back on our golf journeys over the past year and share the goals we aim to achieve in the next twelve months. After updating each other on our golf game, Alex discusses the current legal challenges that women’s golf groups and events are facing in California, including her own Babes Golf. She talks about how she’s continuing to push for inclusive spaces for women in the sport, and how the golf community at large is rallying together to support those affected by this issue. We then get into today’s topic: golf beliefs we intend to drop, and the beliefs and goals we’ve set for ourselves going into 2024. From conquering the fear of approaching that first tee to navigating self-doubt around short putts, our guests illustrate through their personal experiences how mastering mindset is as significant, if not more so, as perfecting your technique.   Support Babes Golf- GoFundMe   Justin Klemballa: Instagram YouTube Alex Andersen: Instagram Babes Golf Tameka Hartman: Instagram   For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/11/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 39 seconds
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99. Champion Series: 2023 Women’s US Open Champion, Allisen Corpuz

I’m sitting down with 2023 US Women's Open Champion, Allisen Corpuz, and Tara Ransdell, the founder of TJ Sport, to discuss Allisen's stunning victory at Pebble Beach and the journey leading up to her going pro.   Listen in as we explore the mental and logistical rigors of professional golf, from coping with the demanding travel schedule of the LPGA Tour to the transition from amateur to pro. We touch on the early-year performances that shape a golfer's confidence, the invaluable role of a mental coach, and the realities of maintaining peak form in high-stakes competitions. We also cover tournament scheduling, the evolution of warm-up routines, and the pivotal decision that led Allisen to pursue golf at the highest level, despite the hurdles she encountered along the way.   Touching on her rookie year, we talk about the dynamics between Allisen, her parents, and her caddies. We discuss the unique types of relationships that develop when we play golf, and the shared nerves and excitement that come with playing alongside the greats in the sport.   About Allisen Corpuz: Allisen Corpuz is a member of the LPGA Tour. She won the 2023 U.S. Women's Open at Pebble Beach. A golf prodigy, she was a three-time AJGA All-American. Allisen turned professional in 2021 and finished T16 at Q-School to earn LPGA Tour membership for 2022. In her rookie season, she made 17 cuts in 21 events and finished 41st in the Women's World Golf Rankings. In July 2023, Allisen won the U.S. Women's Open. It was her first LPGA Tour win. She rose to a career high world ranking of #8.   Allisen Corpuz: Instagram Tara Ransdell: Instagram | TJ Sport For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/8/202447 minutes, 25 seconds
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98. (Part 2) Play Your Best Golf in 2024 with Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson of Vision54

In the second part of our conversation, Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson of VISION54 discuss the intricate dance of tempo, tension, and balance in golf, and share insights on how the right mental and emotional tools can transform your game. Our guests share their own experiences navigating these three elements while out on the green, offering a relatable glimpse into the high-stakes world of competitive golf. “You can have a great golf swing,” Lynn says, “but tension ruins it.” Mastering your swing's tempo and managing tension doesn't just come down to practice at the range; it's also about the stories we tell ourselves on the course. We share practical strategies to enhance your golf performance, from intentional breathing to slow-motion practice. But it's not all about the physical; the mental game plays a pivotal role. Learn how emotional resilience, positive affirmations and realistic self-talk can create a narrative that propels you towards excellence, and discover how to remain fully present, giving you that competitive edge. Finally, Lynn and Pia discuss how embracing gratitude and tapping into positive memories can not only improve coordination and decision-making but also bring joy back to the game.   About Lynn Marriott, Pia Nilsson, and VISION54: Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson are co-founders of VISION54, a breakthrough program and golf school based at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Lynn and Pia are internationally recognized, are the two highest ranked female instructors in America, and have been selected as Golf Digest’s Best Teacher of All Time. GOLFMagazine selected them both to be Top 100 Teachers: Lifetime Achievement recipients. They are the authors of four best-selling books, including their newest release Be A Player.   Visions54 Links: Website | Instagram For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/4/202440 minutes, 57 seconds
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97. (Part 1) Play Your Best Golf in 2024 with Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson of Vision54

Part one of our two-part conversation breaks down the first two out of eight essential playing skills that Lynn and Pia believe will help you play your best golf in 2024, which in large part involves mastery over the “play box” and “think box” concept.   About Lynn Marriott, Pia Nilsson, and VISION54: Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson are co-founders of VISION54, a breakthrough program and golf school based at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Lynn and Pia are internationally recognized, are the two highest ranked female instructors in America, and have been selected as Golf Digest’s Best Teacher of All Time. GOLFMagazine selected them both to be Top 100 Teachers: Lifetime Achievement recipients. They are the authors of four best-selling books, including their newest release Be A Player.   Visions54 Links: Website | Instagram For more information about all our women’s golf events, including the Desert Classic, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/1/202437 minutes, 5 seconds
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96. How to Use RCT to Improve Your Indoor Practice Sessions

Today we’re doing a deep dive into the intersection of technology and sports with golf ball experts Michael Fish, Senior Manager of Golf Ball Product Management and Matthew Hodge, Director of Product Development at Titleist. Listen in as they break down their cutting-edge Radar Capture Technology (RCT) and its transformative effect on indoor golf, helping you keep your game sharp even in the off-season. Michael and Matthew share their personal experiences with indoor golf facilities and training tools, painting a picture of how serious golfers maintain their edge when the fairways are frosted over. We discuss the exciting collaboration between Michael and Matthew's team and Trackman to bring RCT golf balls into the spotlight. These innovative balls feature radar reflective markers printed within—a leap forward in accurately capturing spin data without external markers. They ensure that the feel and performance of an indoor practice session mirrors that of a day on the course. Michael and Matthew also give an in-depth look at the challenges of replicating outdoor golf ball performance indoors, and the meticulous testing process that produced a ball meeting the exacting standards of both instructors and avid golfers.   More Info on Titleist RCT Balls: ProV1x RCT Balls ProV1 RCT Balls For more information on our women’s golf retreats, tournaments and practice programs, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
12/28/202349 minutes, 50 seconds
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95. PGA Club Championship Experience // WGA & Ladies League Hot Topics with Margaret and Peggy

  Today I’m joined by my old friends Peggy and Margaret to discuss the camaraderie and learning opportunities that come with playing alongside different golfers, especially when joining a women's league or participating in a WGA tournament and explore the significant role women play in country club governance.   Peggy, a seasoned country club member, shares her experience in setting up an employee scholarship program, and gives her thoughts on the need for more women's voices in these clubs while breaking down the unfair blame they often receive for slow play.   She and Margaret also discuss their experiences participating in golf club tournaments and the importance of having an inclusive environment when welcoming new players. We talk about strategies to increase participation in club championships and the role of technology in scoring, and stress the importance of balancing fun and competitive play while maintaining the integrity of handicap indexes.   We also tackle widespread shifts in pace of play expectations, tips on improving your own pace of play, and the challenges of fair play and handicap management in a league.   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
12/20/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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94. 5 Years In… What I Would Tell Myself When I First Started Golfing with Al, Christie & Suzanne

Today, Al and I are sitting down with Christie and Suzanne, two amazing women (and golfers) who reflect on their journey in the world of golf just five to eight years in. Listen in as they share what led them to the sport and the unique challenges of getting started without the boundless energy of youth on your side, as well as their thoughts on the importance of a supportive community and guidance from seasoned players as they transitioned from 9 to 18 holes. We talk about the importance of taking lessons regularly during the off-season with a single coach that you trust. We also give our thoughts on accepting regression in our game and how to keep it from impacting our self-worth, and a discussion on handling nerves and self-doubt when playing in tournaments. Finally, our guests share what golf has brought them so far that they never expected, and what excites them about continuing to grow and explore this “second chapter” in their lives.   Get in Touch with our Guests: Alix: Instagram | ALI Christie: Instagram Suzanne: Instagram   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
12/14/202344 minutes, 49 seconds
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93. The Business of Being a Professional Golfer with Hannah Gregg

I’m sitting down with Hannah Gregg and Fredrik Lindblom, co-founders of Short Game Gains. Listen in as they talk about their suite of golf practice aid products, with a deep dive into their Signature Steel Putting Mirror.   Fred explains why he believes that any golfer worth their salt treats their game like a business, while Hannah shares how her educational background in journalism combined with her social media brand served her career in professional golf later on.   Hannah also gives an inside look into the high-pressure world of golf tournaments beginning with her experience at the Epson Tour Q-School. She and Fred share their strategies for dealing with the intense stress every aspiring pro golfer has to navigate consistently, highlighting the importance of routines, meditation, rest, having a coach, and being willing to overhaul your swing strategy.   About Hannah Gregg: Hannah is a co-founder of Short Game Gains. She turned pro in 2019 and went to Q-School. Hannah earned conditional status on the Symetra Tour and played several events on the Women’s All Pro Tour as well. In 2019 Hannah started to notice the difficulty and expense of getting various practice aids and wanted to find a brand that allowed golfers to get all of the tools they needed in one place–like a Golf Toolbox. And the idea of Short Game Gains was born. Hannah continues to manage the United States side of SGG and play professional golf full time.   Get in Touch with our Guests: Hannah Gregg: Instagram | Short Game Gains Fredrik Lindblom: Instagram   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
12/11/202350 minutes, 43 seconds
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92. 5 Ways You Can Work on Your Golf Game During the Off-Season with Justin Klemballa

To join our free Off-Season Bootcamp, head over to OffSeasonBootcamp.com. Justin Klemballa and I discuss what you need to know about playing golf during the off-season so that you can get ahead of the competition come summertime! Listen in as we break down the five things you can do when outdoor practice isn't an option. One of the skills you’ll want to ensure stays sharp during the off-season is, of course, your swing. Not only does Justin offer a great alternative to help you keep up your regular practice sessions, he also explains how you can efficiently monitor your putting and your distances for all full swing clubs, down to zoning in on yardages for wedges. We also go over ways to improve your short putts during the off-season and our go-to books for honing our mindset on and off the course. He and I also talk about solutions to maintain your overall fitness and continue to incorporate the Stack System into your training. Finally, Justin and I share how you can use our powerful resource, “the grind session”, to work on your swing positions during the off-season.   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
12/7/202343 minutes, 38 seconds
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91. Things I Didn’t Do to Become a Scratch Golfer with Michael Leonard

Michael Leonard from the Wicked Smart Podcast joins me once again to explain what he didn’t do to become a scratch golfer. Referring to going scratch as “the six-pack of golf”, Michael says that there’s no faking the journey to hitting that magical zero handicap. It’s a rewarding place to be, and anyone who wants to get into the top 5% of players needs to have a sound strategy. At the same time, there are commonly-accepted steps that one shouldn’t take to become a scratch golfer. Listen in as Michael dives deep into every one of these misconceptions, from the pitfalls of obsessing over mechanics, to routine and short swing misfires, to the silly mind games we play that do more harm than good out on the course. And don’t miss the tail-end of our conversation, where Michael gives his thoughts on the difference between a scratch player and a true scratch player. About Michael Leonard: Michael Leonard is a professional writer who has been featured in Lifehacker, Addicted2Success, Rockstar Finance, Early to Rise, Thrive Global and more. In 2022, he launched the Wicked Smart Golf podcast and published the Wicked Smart Golf Book. In 2023, he launched Wicked Smart Golf Academy using his mental golf coaching and tournament knowledge to help golfers play better without swing changes. He also launched AZ Golf Wizard the same year to help locals and out-of-towners navigate AZ golf.  Connect with Michael: Instagram | Wicked Smart Golf Podcast For more information on our California Crush Invitational in Napa, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
12/4/202350 minutes, 58 seconds
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90. Golf Wellness Series: Performance Based Nutrition with Will Armijo

I’m sitting down with Will Armijo, an entrepreneur, speaker, and influencer in the health and wellness industry. Listen as we explore the role of nutrition in golf performance and the importance of proper eating and drinking habits on and off the course. We dive into the science behind glycogen activation in muscles, why he advises against eating too close to a round, the benefits of anti-inflammatory foods and hydration for golfers, and eye-opening considerations around substances like caffeine, alcohol, and marijuana. Will also debunks the misconception of needing excessive amounts of water while underscoring the importance of sodium. He discusses what it means to detox your organs, and how to curb dehydration from coffee and alcohol while playing a round. He even gives his thoughts on microdosing with psychedelic mushrooms to unlock their potential benefits for focus and clarity out on the golf course. Finally, Will talks about the benefits of walking, as compared to driving, from hole to hole. We share our personal experiences that illustrate how such a simple, deliberate change in how we play can enhance not only our golf game but also our overall health.   About Will Armijo: Will Armijo is an entrepreneur, speaker, and influencer in the health and wellness industry. He is the Founder and CEO of the holistic nutrition company NRÏSH, which has serviced over 7,000 people globally. He is a former NCAA baseball player, 9-time NPC bodybuilding competitor, and holds an MBA along with a certification in nutrition and strength training. Will has over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. He has been featured in multiple magazines, local news, global podcast, and speaks on both nutrition and business entrepreneurship. Connect with Will: Website   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
11/30/202352 minutes, 25 seconds
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89. Golf Wellness Series: Balancing & Tracking Hormones for Peak Performance with Dr. Erin Ellis

Ever experienced a slump in your athletic performance that just happens to align with your menstrual cycle? Or maybe you've noticed a dip in your energy levels and productivity that seems to coincide with the onset of menopause? Today, I’m navigating this all-important topic with Dr. Erin Ellis, a naturopathic doctor with a wealth of knowledge about hormones and their impact on our wellbeing.   Listen in as Dr. Ellis unpacks the ebb and flow of a 28-day menstrual cycle, discussing what it takes to harmonize our athletic lifestyle with our hormonal rhythms. Dr. Ellis explains what you have to consider if a golf tournament falls on an inconvenient week in your menstrual cycle, as well as how to tweak your training regimen based on your menstrual phase to maximize performance.   We also discuss how hormonal fluctuations contribute to performance decline and how to alleviate common symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats with a combination of sleep, supplementation and—potentially for some women—hormone replacement therapy.   Dr. Ellis encourages women to listen to their body and challenge the all-too-common “everything is normal” narrative. From the benefits of cold plunges, infrared therapy, saunas, and curating your environment, Dr. Ellis shares a trove of wisdom that all women can use to create a holistic approach to their health.   About Dr. Erin Ellis: Dr. Erin Ellis is a naturopathic doctor based in Gilbert, AZ. She has found her passion helping women fix crappy periods, helping with hormone imbalances, and addressing why you are constantly running on empty by getting to the root cause so you can be your best version. Dr. Ellis is dedicated to spreading the modalities of Naturopathic Medicine to the East Valley in January 2020 where she founded Hope Natural Health. Find out more about Dr. Ellis at www.hopenaturalhealth.com.   Connect with our Guest: Dr. Erin Ellis: Instagram | Website   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
11/27/202345 minutes, 37 seconds
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88. Golf Wellness Series: The Art of Bouncing Back with Coach Dar // Aftershow with Alex & Katharine

We're thrilled to announce that registration has opened for the Whistling Straits Retreat and the Women's Partner Tournament in Napa. Experience five-star luxury at the Whistling Straits Retreat, an all-inclusive getaway in Kohler, Wisconsin, from June 28th to July 1st. Every detail is taken care of, so you can fully immerse yourself in the sport alongside 20 other women. The Women's Partner Tournament in Napa, or the California Crush Invitational as we like to call it, is a stay-and-play package with tournament registration and lodging at the Silverado Resort. What's unique is that all tournament players will be staying at the same resort, making for a special, community-driven experience. The tournament will take place next October 13-15 2024, and will provide a full Napa Golf experience on both the North and South Courses. COACH DAR Golf is just as much a mental game as it is a physical one. That’s what today’s guest, Darleen Santore, believes. Coach Dar is a Board-Certified Occupational Therapist, performance coach, sought-after speaker, and the author of The Art of Bouncing Back. In this kickoff episode in our wellness series, listen in as Coach Dar unpacks the nine steps to building resilience, diving into such principles as embracing the suck and reframing negative thoughts. Coach Dar also talks about the power of feedback in refining our performance and realigning our goals, harnessing this feedback to make real-time adjustments during a match, and how to tap into our why power to fuel our motivation. Plus, we touch on the importance of creating our “bounceback environment” by making an effort to stay around positive people. Finally, we explore the impact of emotional intelligence. Coach Dar shares how self-awareness can influence our game, discussing the need to cultivate grit by “staying in the hard long enough”, and the power of being willing to “turn the page” and take a chance on bettering your game tomorrow. AFTERSHOW Alex Anderson, Katharine LiMandri, and I give our thoughts on my recent conversation with Coach Dar on the nine principles to building your resilience as a golfer. We discuss… ●      The importance of remembering why we do what we do ●      Why play with people who aren’t as good as you ●      Why a bad shot doesn’t mean you have a bad swing ●      Cultivating grit ●      What we’re doing to improve our golf game   Connect with our Guests: Coach Dar: Instagram | Website Alex Andersen: Instagram | BabesGolf Katharine LiMandri: Instagram For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
11/20/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
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87. Distance Series (Part 5): Using the Stack System with Dr. Sasho MacKenzie // Aftershow with Wicked Smart Golf’s, Michael Leonard

To get a special discount on the Stack System, click HERE and use discount code, TTGOLF at checkout. Today I’m speaking with Dr. Sasho MacKenzie, co-founder of The Stack System, an innovative training tool that applies principles from the world of track and field to improve your clubhead speed in an efficient and measurable way. “I like to use the Stack to reinforce positive swing mechanics,” says Dr. MacKenzie. Listen in as he explains how the The Stack System targets the force of the grip to measure swing speeds, and how its personalized app offers real-time feedback and actionable data to the user, making the program an indispensable training companion. We then explore success stories and the transformative potential of The Stack System. With the top 5,000 users gaining an average of 12 miles per hour, and a recommended gain of 6-10 miles per hour from the 6-week foundation program, we discuss what golfers can expect from using the system over time. In the same vein, Dr. MacKenzie also addresses the minority of users who may struggle with lack of control over their swing speed, particularly at max-level, offering advice and solutions for overcoming their limitations. We then talk about how The Stack System can be applied in various training environments and climates. We focus especially on how it can be beneficial for female golfers looking to add aggression to their game. Finally, Dr. MacKenzie and I discuss the program’s Stack Putting System and how its progressive training structure can help you minimize your putting biases over time, whether you’re struggling with speed or direction.   About The Stack System: TheStack is a golf speed training system used to biohack your clubhead speed. It’s been used successfully by Tour players at all levels and hundreds of amateurs of all ages and abilities. TheStack was co-founded by biomechanist Dr. Sasho MacKenzie, the research practitioner behind the world’s top golf coaches, and Marty Jertson, a golf generalist, a PGA of America member, and a named inventor on over 125 patents in the golf industry.   Connect with our Guest: Dr. Sasho MacKenzie: Instagram The Stack System: Instagram Michael Leonard: Instagram | Podcast   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
11/16/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 33 seconds
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86. Champion Series: 2022 USGA Women's Senior Amateur Champion, Shelly Stouffer

We’re opening up registration for our last two golf events of 2024 on Monday, November 20th! At the Creek Cup running from June 28 to July 1st, we’ll be playing on the picturesque Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin. As a retreat-style experience, we’re putting together two teams with ten players each. We’ll be staying at the 5-Star American Club Resort and giving away high-value swag bags, not to mention enjoying all-inclusive offerings like meals and ground transportation! We're also introducing a brand-new event from October 13 to 15: the California Crush Invitational at Silverado Resort in Napa, California. Similar to the schedule and layout of the Dallas Shootout, this women’s partner tournament can be applied for as an individual or as a team. As a stay-and-play package, your registration fee includes lodging at Silverado Resort for single or double-occupancy. INTERVIEW  I’m sitting down with Shelly Stouffer to talk about her journey to becoming the 2022 USGA Senior Amateur Champion. Listen in as Shelly talks about her decision to transition back to amateur golf after going pro, her recent win in Alaska (where she played against previous guest Sue Wooster), and the hard-earned lessons she learned on the way. She shares what was on her mind when she walked into Troon Country Club as the defending champion. We dive into the nitty-gritty of championship matches, Shelly's approach to practice rounds, and how she navigates the aftermath of a losing game. We also touch on the excitement and camaraderie in the senior amateur community and the importance of fostering those connections between players. She then talks about her plans for the offseason. Finally, Shelly offers her advice to players who find tournaments intimidating and why it’s worth taking the plunge, the importance of working on your short game, and overcoming nerves. AFTERSHOW Kim Eaton and I give our thoughts on my recent conversation with Shelly Stouffer, 2022 USGA Senior Amateur Champion. We discuss… ●      How her own life story mirror’s Shelly’s ●      The difference between the pro and elite amateur levels ●      Shelly’s early experience at the Alabama Championship ●      The match between Sue Wooster and Shelly in Alaska ●      Being the defending champion at Troon   Connect with Shelly: Shelly Stouffer: Instagram Aftershow: Kim Eaton: Instagram For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!  
11/13/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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85. Champion Series: The Rise of a Golf Prodigy with Gracie McGovern // Aftershow with Alex Andersen

I sit down with Grace McGovern, Arizona's top female junior golfer, along with Adam and Grace’s father Sean. With a recent victory at the USGA Four Ball Qualifier under her belt, Gracie takes us through her golfing journey, from her first forays on the course at only four years old and early breakthrough performances, to her first major qualification at the Junior Amateur Tournament in Maryland at the age of fifteen. We explore the highs and lows of Gracie's golfing career, including how she stuck through physical strain a couple of times between tournaments, and her experience playing her toughest course yet at the Polo Golf Junior Classic. We also delve into Gracie's training regimen, her go-to equipment, and the importance she places in honing her short game. Gracie also shares what led her to Texas Christian University, as well as the unique challenges that come with transitioning to college golf. We also touch on the importance of a balanced lifestyle, drawing from Kobe Bryant's mamba mentality, and Gracie’s prospects in the world of golf. About Gracie McGovern: Gracie, McGovern is 17 and a high school senior. Ranked #1 female junior golfer in the State of Arizona. Ranked 7th in the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Rolex World Rankings. 2022/23 Highlights and Honors: Arizona Division 3-Coed individual state champion shooting 63,69 eight under par at Tucson national. Becoming only the second female in Arizona state history to ever win the individual title. Prior to the state championship Gracie won the metro invitational golf tournament which included 16 teams and 85 players firing a nine under par two-day total.  Finished 2nd at the Arizona Silverbell championship. JGAA Fisher Bryan Invitational 1st place AJGA Ping Heather Farr Classic 1st place. US Women’s Amateur Qualifier Medalist, shooting six under at Briarwood Country Club. US Women’s Amateur Stroke Play T-25th at Bel-Air Country Club. Most recently qualified for the US Women’s Amateur Four Ball Championship, winning the qualifier with her partner, shooting seven under. Connect with Gracie: Gracie McGovern: Instagram Aftershow: Alex Andersen: Instagram | BabesGolf For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
11/10/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 48 seconds
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EP84 Aftershow with Kim Eaton // Dallas Shootout, USGA Experiences

Kim Eaton has 35 USGA championships under her belt, and counting! Listen in as we reflect on my recent conversation with Erin Groeneveld, the USGA’s Director of Regional Affairs for the Northeast Sector, and discuss what makes these tournaments so special in the world of golf.   We discuss… What makes USGA tournaments so special Financial and time considerations if you decide to participate in a tournament The new rule that prohibits caddies from using their yardage book after the ball hits the green Why volunteers are vital in the success of a USGA championship Why most USGA championships are held in Pennsylvania What sets the Mid-Am and Senior championships apart from the rest   Connect with our Guest: Kim Eaton: Instagram   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
11/7/202325 minutes, 10 seconds
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84. AZ Golf Trip Suggestions // Behind the Scenes of a USGA Championship with Erin Groeneveld

  It’s about that time of year where I start to get messages like… “I’m coming to Phoenix/Scottsdale, where would you recommend I golf?” The first 12 minutes of this episode is exactly what I would say to you. If you are planning a trip to AZ, this show’s intro is for you!   Adam and I are sitting down with Erin Groeneveld, the USGA’s Director of Regional Affairs for the Northeast Sector.   Listen in as we get Erin’s take on the recent U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur that took place in Arizona. As a liaison to the men and women in charge of making the tournament a success, Erin sheds light on the integral roles of volunteers, rules officials, and club committees. She talks in particular about the level of commitment, as well as the logistics involved in ensuring a smooth championship run.   Erin also unpacks the interesting new rules, including a new rule about using yardage books.   We also talk about the intricacies of marking penalty areas and the insightful data collected by the USGA to compare course setups year to year, and how this data is used to improve upon existing course designs for the benefit of player experience.   Finally, we unpack the ins-and-outs of hosting golf championships, the stringent process of venue selection, and what the USGA looks for in potential championship hosts. Erin discusses typical membership and budget considerations when it comes to orchestrating a successful tournament.   About the USGA: The United States Golf Association is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. Together with the R&A, the USGA produces and interprets the rules of golf. The USGA also provides a national handicap system for golfers, conducts 14 national championships, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Senior Open, and tests golf equipment for conformity with regulations.   Connect with the Guests: Erin Groeneveld: Instagram USGA: Instagram | Website   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
11/6/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 43 seconds
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83. Golf Closet Preview // Golf Pants We Love, Part Two, WHITE PANTS!!

You know what’s harder to find than a good pair of golf pants… a good pair of WHITE golf pants. We are getting into it on the next Golf Closet Episode – Pants We Love, Part 2. Here is a preview to the episode while the full show is on our YouTube Channel.   You can check out the full series on my YouTube channel.   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
11/2/20238 minutes, 17 seconds
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EP82 Aftershow with Ashley // New Ideas for Desert Classic??

Ashley is back on the aftershow to discuss what ideas from episode 82 that we were curious about and might possibly adopt in future events.   Connect with the Guest: Ashley Ibanez: Instagram   To sign up for our free competition training online mini-course – One Week Out, please visit: OneWeekOutChallenge.com   **GIVEAWAY ALERT** Click HERE to enter your name into the Dallas Shootout Swag Bag Giveaway   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
10/31/202314 minutes, 26 seconds
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82. Ladies League & Invitational Ideas from the Biggest Golf Club in Arizona with Sean Ferris

Shannon Mercer and I sit down with Sean Ferris, Tournament Director at Desert Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale.   Listen in as he gives us an insider’s perspective on the logistics of running a club with seven golf courses, from scheduling challenging tee times to ensuring members get to experience each unique course.   An experienced golfer himself, Sean doesn't shy away from revealing which course he finds most challenging and how the toughest holes can transform into your most memorable experiences in the sport.   Sean gives us the ins-and-outs of Desert Mountain’s golf program for ladies, including an innovative Friday night initiative for working women, a nine-hole league, and an inclusive bridge program for beginners. He also talks about some fun new, camaraderie-fostering initiatives he’s been putting into place at member guest tournaments.   Sean explains the different member guest formats, particularly the ever-successful team format, structured to prioritize pace of play. He also talks about utilizing technology for scoring, and why the humble paper scorecard isn't going anywhere anytime soon.   About Sean Ferris: Sean Ferris graduated from Ferris State University with a Professional Golf management degree, and started his career as a PGA golf professional at Desert Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a Head Professional at courses in California and Arizona, he has always encouraged and supported junior golf programs. Sean has served junior golf in many capacities over the years and was named the “Junior Golf Leader of the Year” by the Southwest Section PGA in 2004. Currently, Sean is the Golf Pass and Online Activities Director for the Southwest Section PGA.   Connect with the Guests: Sean Ferris: Instagram | Desert Mountain Shannon Mercer: Instagram   To sign up for our free competition training online mini-course – One Week Out, please visit: OneWeekOutChallenge.com   **GIVEAWAY ALERT** Click HERE to enter your name into the Dallas Shootout Swag Bag Giveaway   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!  
10/31/202356 minutes, 46 seconds
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81. Golf Closet Preview // Golf Pants We Love, Part One

I think we can all collectively agree that finding a pair of pants that you love to wear on the golf course is not an easy task. Alix has been on the hunt for some new golf pant options for us to try out and we wanted to share the finds with you!   This is a preview to our newest Golf Closet episode which is a YouTube series that we started last May. Other episodes include – Summer Must-Haves, Options for Different Body Types, Beginner Golfer Set and Our Favorite Skirts.   You can check out the full series on my YouTube channel.   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
10/26/20239 minutes, 28 seconds
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EP80 Aftershow with Adam // Losing in Match Play vs. Stroke Play

Adam Walicki and I reflect on Sue Wooster’s journey to becoming the number one female senior golfer over 60 in the world, as well as her recent experience at the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur.   We discuss… ●      How WAGR® points work and how to acquire them. ●      Why Adam disagrees with Sue’s advice on making short putts five feet and under. ●      The endurance that it takes to make it to the finals in a USGA tournament. ●      Why it’s better so set low expectations as a golfer. ●      Why losing in match play is so much more painful than losing in stroke play. ●      How to play well in a course that you don’t like.   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
10/25/202325 minutes, 9 seconds
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80. Championship Stories & Reflections with Sue Wooster // Feedback from Dallas Shootout

I sit down with Sue Wooster, the number one female senior golfer over 60 in the world. Listen in as we discuss her winning mindset and approach to the game! Fresh from the Senior Women’s Amateur at Scottsdale, Sue talks about how she prepared for the championship a year in advance. She gives her insights into the importance of short game and successful putting, and reflects on overcoming her crippling self-doubt leading up to the tournament. Sue gets candid about handling pressure, and the emotional highs and lows of match play up to the moment she made it to her third final at a USGA Senior Women’s Amateur tournament. She also explains how she maintains her swing speed and the role of the Stack System in improving her game. About the USGA U.S. Senior Women's Amateur: The U.S. Senior Women's Amateur is a prestigious golf tournament for female amateur golfers aged 50 and older, featuring both stroke play and match play rounds. The champion is awarded the title and often gains exemptions to other major golf events, making it a significant fixture on the amateur golf calendar that celebrates the talent and history of senior women in the sport.   Connect with Sue: Instagram USGA Championships   For more information on our 2024 retreats and tournaments, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
10/24/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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79. How to Make Golf Easier with Justin Klemballa // Rose & Thorn of the Dallas Shootout

We start off the episode with Ashley and Carrie with a behind the scenes look at what’s going on at the Dallas Shootout! I sit down with Justin Klemballa to discuss how we can elevate our current golf game without switching up the foundation we’ve honed over time. Listen in as we explain why: ●      Getting the ball in play on a tee shot is crucial, even if you must sacrifice some distance. ●      Identifying six easy holes, six medium holes, and six hard holes can help make golf easier. ●      Your decisions on the course, including club selection and play strategy, are within your control. ●      Teeing off on the opposite side of where you want to hit the ball can open up the hole. ●      Pin Locations tend to make us play worse golf. ●      When in a fairway bunker, you have to have enough loft to get over the lip. ●      Practicing with a purpose and the one-third practice rule can help improve your game. ●      The importance of practicing three to four-foot putts cannot be overstated. ●      The “one step at a time” strategy can simultaneously simplify and maximize every second of training. ●      Even on a bad day, a good short game can save the day. ●      Understanding that the ball's flight is beyond our control can help reduce stress and improve performance. ●      Using a lower lofted club and letting the ball roll onto the green can help improve your shot when you're within a hundred yards of the hole.   T-Time After-Show with Shannon Mercer We discuss… ●      Being willing to go a bit off-route, and maybe even get a bogey, to avoid penalties around particularly tough golf holes. ●      How often we avoid using our drivers. ●      The idea of getting within a hundred yards and looking at the course from then on as a par 3. ●      Dealing with fairway and downhill greenside bunker shots. ●      Our practice schedules.   Connect with our Guests: Justin Klemballa: Instagram | YouTube Shannon Mercer: Instagram Ashley Ibanez: Instagram Carrie Canoy: Instagram For more information on our 2024 Creek Cup or the California Crush Invitational, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
10/19/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 2 seconds
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78. Kathy Hart Wood is HERE and Sharing 3 Things She Learned Being a Caddie at the USGA Women’s Senior Am

We are back! And I’m spilling all the “T” on where the 2024 Creek Cup is and where our 2024 October Tournament will be hosted!! I sit down with Kathy Hart Wood, a New Jersey-based golf instructor and confidence coach who helps players overcome the mental obstacles that interfere with performance. We get into how our brains can be either our biggest asset or biggest barrier in golf, discussing the importance of effective instruction and how it can be tailored to resonate with different learners. “The fastest way to get better is to manage your mind first,” says Kathy. “Don’t wait to become a certain handicap before you decide to work on your brain and how you think out on the course. Work on it now.” Kathy and I dive into her three biggest takeaways on caddying for USGA events: being prepared mentally for the pace of play, understanding group dynamics, and setting up your course conditions. Maintaining efficiency on the course is largely a matter of being mindful of time taken between shots and getting familiar with the personalities and play styles of slower players in the group. For USGA tournaments specifically, Kathy brings up the “one butt rule” which states that in a player and caddy team, only one person can be seated in the cart at any given time. This means if the player is sitting down, the caddy cannot. Violating this rule can potentially lead to penalties. On the other hand, it can contribute to cooperation, particularly in deciding who gets the single cart in a group. About the Guest: Kathy Hart Wood is ranked as one of LPGA Teaching and Club Professional’s Top 50 LPGA Teachers. She is the creator of The Groove, a golf instruction membership site that offers a resource for golfers learning and improving in the game. Kathy is also a Confidence Coach who helps players overcome the mental obstacles that interfere with performance. She offers coaching in group workshops and individual formats.   T-Time After-Show with Kim Eaton  We discuss… How to deal with someone in your group who is playing on the slower side, in order to maintain pace of play. How strict the USGA tends to be regarding pace of play. Our thoughts on arguments over the single cart at USGA events. What players discussed at the clubhouse during stroke play and match play following Kim’s round. How Kim’s golf game changed following her recent injuries. Greenside bunker shots. How to qualify for the USGA U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Golf Championship. Connect with our Guests: Kathy Hart Wood: Podcast | Website | Instagram Kim Eaton: Instagram For more information on our 2024 Creek Cup or the California Crush Invitational, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
10/16/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 37 seconds
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Quick T-Time Update... Stay Tuned for New Episodes in October

New episodes will be back Monday, October 16th which will include the announcement of the remaining 2 events for 2024 - the Creek Cup and the October 2024 tournament which will both be at BRAND NEW locations! It is taking all the willpower I have not to announce them sooner... I am so excited to share... stay tuned! Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
9/28/20233 minutes, 39 seconds
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77. Stories from the Girls Gone Golfing Ireland Retreat

Join Ashley and I as we share all the stories from our Ireland retreat! From losing my golf clubs, to closing down the pubs, to all the caddies banter, world-class resorts and last but not least... the golf courses. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch!Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!  
9/25/202356 minutes, 21 seconds
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76. (Part 3) The 21 Death Moves in Golf with Justin Klemballa

Ever found yourself frozen over the golf ball, your mind buzzing with so many thoughts that your swing becomes stiff and your shot goes wayward? That’s what Jim McLean calls a “death move”, and there are 21 of these moves that can completely wreck your game if you don’t pay attention! In the third of this 3-part series, Justin Klemballa, who was mentored by McLean himself, discusses the last 7 of these 21 death moves in golf. We start off with our 15th death move: moving the head well ahead of the ball during the driver swing. This shift is identified as a significant obstacle to hitting the ball farther and making solid contact. Justin also talks about the mistake of letting your right foot spin-out in the downswing, resulting in what he calls a “fake finish”. Another death move, casting from the top is attributed to a premature throw from the top of the swing. This is often caused by the golfer not realizing that the start of the downswing begins with the lower body. The next two death moves both relate to “chicken winging” the club. Justin offers tips on minimizing this common tendency and on delofting the club at impact to improve accuracy and distance. Then there’s hitting low hooks due to swinging too much inside out. Justin’s solution is simple, yet game-changing: Just let the club do its job rather than trying to force it up into the air. Finally, Justin explains how to avoid letting the club go vertical in the follow-through, and teaches a powerful drill which involves imagining a pane of glass atop your shoulders as you swing. To watch this episode on YouTube, click here. Connect with our Guest: Justin Klemballa: Instagram | YouTube For more information on our monthly coaching membership, please visit: BreakingBogeys.com. To get access to the easiest beginner golfer online mini-course, visit: BForeGolf.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
9/21/202332 minutes, 17 seconds
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75. (Part 2) The 21 Death Moves in Golf with Justin Klemballa

Ever found yourself frozen over the golf ball, your mind buzzing with so many thoughts that your swing becomes stiff and your shot goes wayward? That’s what Jim McLean calls a “death move”, and there are 21 of these moves that can completely wreck your game if you don’t pay attention! In the second of this 3-part series, Justin Klemballa, who was mentored by McLean himself, discusses the next 7 of these 21 death moves in golf. We kick things off explaining how folding of the right elbow can result in a narrow backswing, and its opposite yet equally deadly mistake: dropping the club below the right elbow in the downswing. We talk about the importance of flexibility and mobility in golf, likening a good swing to holding a pizza pie. We go on to discuss the club shaft tip-over in your swing, a death move that typically leads in pulls and slices, improving your balance to avoid sliding past the ball on the downswing, and how to stop yourself from putting your weight on your toes in the backswing. Another common death move comes about as a result of constantly being told to “keep your head down on the ball” in the backswing: excessively dipping your body. Justin’s goofy drill to keep this from happening is to dangle a glove from your mouth, and try to swing while keeping the glove from moving. Finally, Justin teaches us how to avoid regripping the club during the swing by imagining the club to be a paintbrush. To watch this episode on YouTube, click here. Connect with our Guest: Justin Klemballa: Instagram | YouTube To download our free “One Week Out” competition series, please visit: OneWeekOutChallenge.com. To get access to the easiest beginner golfer online mini-course, visit: BForeGolf.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
9/18/202345 minutes, 7 seconds
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74. (Part 1) The 21 Death Moves in Golf with Justin Klemballa

Ever found yourself frozen over the golf ball, your mind buzzing with so many thoughts that your swing becomes stiff, and your shot goes wayward? That’s what Jim McLean calls a “Death Move”, and there are 21 of these moves that can completely wreck your golf swing!   In the first of this 3-part series, Justin Klemballa, who was mentored by McLean himself, discusses the first 7 of these 21 death moves in golf, starting with the paralysis of overthinking. Make sure you tune in, since we don’t just call out these mistakes, but provide actionable tips and strategies to ensure you avoid making them going forward.   We've all seen it, maybe even done it — moving our head towards the target as we swing. It's a rather common misstep that can lead to what's known as a reverse pivot in the downswing. Justin and I delve into the reasons behind this prevalent error and provide a handy shadow drill for rectifying it.   But it's not just about the head movement; overextending your backswing, failing to engage your hips, or having too “armsy” or "handsy" a backswing can throw off your entire game. We explore how rotating the hands in a clockwise position can open the clubface too much, prompting a state of recovery in your swing. On the other hand, we also go through the pitfalls of having the clubface being too closed.   To wrap up, we tackle the seventh death move — an open club face at the top of the swing. It's a common error among slicers, often resulting in a low left hook. We'll walk you through the differences between a square face and an open face at the top of the swing and explain how a cupped left wrist can prompt the face to open.   To watch this episode on YouTube, click here.   Connect with our Guest: Justin Klemballa: Instagram | YouTube   To download a free copy of the Round Report Card, please visit: RoundReportCard.com.   To get access to the easiest beginner golfer online mini-course, visit: BForeGolf.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
9/14/202338 minutes, 21 seconds
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73. Golf Truth Reminders You Need to Hear with Donna Taylor

We’re joined by returning guest Donna Taylor, a veteran of the golf world and a yoga instructor who specializes in helping women enhance their skills on the golf course. With her unique approach, Donna has managed to make golf lessons accessible and fun. She shares how her dad, a pioneer in the sport, inspired her and her childhood friend Julianne—who’s also joining us on the podcast today—to start their golf journey in third grade. Listen in as Donna shares her thoughts on officially transitioning from competitive golfer to teaching professional, and why she doesn’t miss the former. She also teases upcoming retreats with her thriving Golf Party Live, a fast-growing community aimed at beginner lady golfers. The meat of our conversation covers Donna’s thoughts on Jon Sherman’s “9 brutal golf truths”. Tune in and get a female golf veteran’s take on sobering principles such as… ●      …There is always a better golfer ●      …You can make better decisions and have poor results ●      …Learning more about the golf swing can make you worse ●      …Your success in golf is not linear ●      …and more! Connect with our Guest: Golf Party Live: Instagram | Website Donna Taylor: Instagram Gilbert Lifestyle Article To download our free online beginner golf mini course, BFore Golf, visit: BForeGolf.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
9/11/202354 minutes, 48 seconds
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72. What a Difference a Year Can Make with Sam Engel

I sat down with Sam Engel, one of the best golfers in Arizona. Listen in as Sam unpacks the five factors that have revolutionized his golf game over the past year. Key Highlights: ●   Sam shares his post-tournament takeaways from both the recent Phoenix City and Arizona Mid-Am. ●   We discuss how best to read the green and communicate with your caddy. ●   Sam lists the five things which have transformed his golf game significantly over the past year. ●   Sam enlightens us on the software-based “Stack System” he adopted to improve his golf swing speed and driving distance. ●   “I don’t care about being good at the range,” Sam says. “I’m trying to be good at playing golf.” This is the reason he’s focusing on improving his short game. ●   This being his first Mid-Am, Sam tells us how he’s been managing his expectations out on the course. “I don’t expect to win,” he says, “but I don’t go out there expecting not to!” Connect with our Guest: Sam Engel: Instagram For more information on the Short Game 100 practice program, you can visit: ShortGame100.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
9/7/202341 minutes, 10 seconds
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71. All the Hot Topics // Favorite Attire, Golf Travel, Up-Leveling Our Game & Club Championships with Shannon Mercer

Shannon Mercer is back! Listen in as we chat about everything from attire to travel to leveling up our game. Key Highlights:  ●      I discuss how I’m working with a coach to instill new swing thoughts and drills to hopefully improve my performance over the next few weeks. ●      We talk about the challenges of shedding ingrained habits in our swing and overall golf game. ●      We relive moments from the White Mountain Club Championship, and provide a firsthand account of the nail-biting final round. ●      We share our dream to play golf in as many countries as possible. Shannon talks about her recent experiences in Iceland, the Netherlands, and on a golf cruise. ●      We reflect on the roller coaster of emotions every competitive golfer goes through at multiple points in their career. ●      We round off with a look into the future, discussing our plans for the Desert Classic tournament and the upcoming Creek Cup in 2024. Connect with the Shannon Mercer:Instagram To check out all our practice programs, tournaments and retreats, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
9/4/202352 minutes, 15 seconds
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70. How This All Started… // Interview with the Average Sucks Podcast

Earlier this summer I did an interview with Michael Bernoff, host of the Average Sucks podcast. We went into depth on how and why this business was started and what our goals are for the future. If you ever wondered what we are up to at Compete Confidence Golf and how this all started… this is the episode that answers all the questions! Connect with the Average Sucks Podcast: Podcast: Apple | Spotify | YouTube Michael Bernoff: Instagram To check out all our practice programs, tournaments and retreats, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
8/31/202354 minutes, 17 seconds
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69. (Part 4) Distance Series: WHY Mobility Matters with Neal Valera of Stick Mobility

Andrew Hannon and I sit down with Neal Valera, a San Jose-based health, strength, and mobility coach and the Co-Founder of Stick Mobility. Neal shares how their training sticks serve as a unique tool for athletes of all stripes to improve range of motion, muscle activation, coordination, and body awareness to build a strong foundation for better movement. It also allows athletes to gradually increase their strength in different positions, aiding in injury prevention and rehabilitation. The Mobility Stick is likewise a powerful tool that golfers can use to enhance performance through the improvement of their balance, grip, and strength. It helps in achieving a controlled range of motion that maximizes swing power, and in easing golfers into certain positions that they might initially find challenging. It also does wonders for joint mobility, making it easier for golfers to manage their wrist, elbow, and shoulder movements. In the latter half of our conversation, Neal and Andrew discuss the importance of strength and cardio training for those looking to up their golf game. They offer guidance around setting achievable weight loss goals, and debunks common misconceptions, especially among women, about weight training. About the Guest: Neal Valera has been coaching strength, mobility, and movement since 2007. His love for sports, martial arts, and outdoor activities have contributed to his lifelong interest in various movement disciplines. Having trained a wide range of body types and fitness levels, Neal believes the common denominator for health, longevity, and performance is improving movement quality. Neal co-founded Stick Mobility in 2015 and is dedicated to helping people discover their physical potential and improve their ability to move well. Connect with our Guests: Stick Mobility: Website | Instagram | YouTube *Use code TTGOLF for 10% off Neal Valera: Instagram Andrew Hannon: Instagram To download the Round Report Card, please visit: RoundReportCard.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
8/28/202338 minutes, 6 seconds
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68. (Part 3) Distance Series: HOW to Get the Distance You Want with Lisa Longball

Justin Klemballa and I sit down with 8-time Canadian long drive champion Lisa Longball. Together, we unpack the three primary mistakes stopping women from gaining more distance in their golf swing and how to fix them! We also discuss Lisa's personal training schedule, why muscle memory is way more important than muscular strength, and the vital role of rest in achieving peak performance. We also explore the significance of tempo and having a mental routine alongside a physical one. Lisa shares her insightful personal experiences as a world-class athlete, including her triumph of hitting the longest drive in women's golf history, and what she did to gain the highest swing speed she's ever achieved. 3 Reasons You Lack Distance in Your Swing (and What to Do Instead) (06:47) Reason 1: You’re an arms lifter. Because women are naturally more flexible than men, it’s easy to think you’re turning when you’re really just lifting your arms. Lisa recommends looking at your body in two parts: the upper body and the lower body. During the backswing, start with your lead shoulder, forcing you to turn your chest turning away from the ball. On the other hand, during the downswing, maximize the coil and torque you’ve built up by leading with your lower body. (09:25) Reason 2: Your golf swing sequence is flawed or lacking. “Turn the shirt” on the backswing, freeze, then “turn the skirt” on the downswing. The best way to make this sequence second nature is by practicing dissociation drills, as well as training to move your weight to the instep of the back foot when transitioning from the backswing to the downswing. (18:43) Reason 3: You don’t finish the golf swing. Most golfers put all their focus on hitting the ball, so that once they make contact, they begin to decelerate and fail to maximize distance as a result. Your clubhead should be at its fastest not on the ball, but three feet past the ball. Always keep this in mind: Hit through the ball, not to the ball. About the Guest: Lisa Longball is an 8-time Canadian long drive national champion and has finished as high as 2nd in the world. She is an LDA Tour champion and Callaway Golf sponsored athlete. In addition to her competitive career, Lisa is a Golf Journalist for several publications including Inside Golf Magazine and has had her own column in Golf Digest Canada. Lisa uses her vast experience as a World Class athlete to be a successful keynote Peak Performance Speaker at conferences and conventions, is a Golf Entertainer for many corporate/charity golf tournaments across North America including PGA Tour and Champions Tour events and runs her own Golf School for Women both in Canada and the United States. For more information on our monthly coaching membership, please visit: BreakingBogeys.com. Connect with Our Guests: Lisa Longball: Instagram | YouTube | Website Justin Klemballa: Instagram | YouTube Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
8/24/202353 minutes, 20 seconds
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67. (Part 2) Distance Series: WHAT Does Gaining Distance & Speed Really Look Like with Andrew Hannon

We are continuing our distance series with the Andrew Hannon, THE Golf Fitness Professional as he gives us an inside look as to what gaining distance and speed really looks like at a fitness level. Listen in as he goes through his 8 steps to gaining distance and explains exactly what it takes to do so! Connect with Andrew: Instagram For more information on our Breaking Bogeys Coaching Membership, please visit: BreakingBogeys.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
8/21/202351 minutes, 29 seconds
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66. (Part 1) Distance Series: WHY is Gaining Distance So Important with Lou Stagner

Join us for our first of three distance series. First off, Lou Stagner is back on the podcast to discuss WHY gaining distance is so important.   For more information on our Breaking Bogeys Coaching Membership, please visit: BreakingBogeys.com   Connect with Lou: Twitter | Website Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
8/17/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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65. **Big Announcement** PLUS Quick-9 on 5 Things Every Beginner Golfer Should Know

Key Takeaways ●      (19:00) It’s all about the short game. It’s true: Nobody started playing golf because they like to putt and chip. But working on your short game builds a strong foundation, over time, for your full swing. ●      (25:57) Most people aren’t that good. As with starting anything new, it’s easy to be intimidated by those who have more experience than you. At the beginning, everyone looks like a PGA Tour player. On the other hand, in Tori’s words, “I can verify that balls are not going far and they’re going cock-eyed. You’re not the only one!” Justin concurs, saying, “No matter what level you are, there is some really bad golf to be played out there, even on the highest level.” ●      (30:57) When in doubt, ask. No question is stupid in this game. Ask about the rules. Ask about etiquette. Ask about the dress code on certain courses. Ask where the range balls are. Ask where the first tee is. These are all normal questions, and everyone from your foursome to the pro shop staff to the bag room staff will be more than happy to answer any of them. ●      (38:02) Nobody cares about your game. Rather, pace of play is number one. This is easier said than done, of course. But simply being aware about pace of play will help speed up your game. Avoid getting lost in conversation and focus on keeping up with the group in front of you. ●      (44:41) Just pick it up. Nobody has been banned from the game for making a single mistake. Failing to adhere to the dress code the first time around is a lesson to keep in mind for next time. Be open to learning and making mistakes, and you will improve as a golfer.   For more information on the SECOND 2024 Desert Classic, please visit: DesertClassicTournament.com.   To grab a copy of the Short Game 100 program, please visit: ShortGame100.com.   Connect with Our Guests: Justin Klemballa: Instagram | Paradise Valley Country Club | Forest Highlands Golf Club Alex Andersen: Instagram | Babes Golf Tameka Fox Hartman: Twitter | Arizona Women's Golf Association   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
8/14/202343 minutes, 53 seconds
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64. Two Different Ways Tournament Prep Can ACTUALLY Look Like with Kim & Michael

Kim Eaton and I sit down with Michael Leonard, host of the Wicked Smart Golf Podcast, to get his take on tournament prep best practices. Kim kicks off the conversation filling us in on her own recent tournament experiences, including her win at the Colorado Senior Women’s Match Play Championship.   Asked how they prioritize their tournament schedule, Kim says that she always schedules her lineup, plane tickets, and hotel stays a year in advance, while Michael simply signs up for everything as soon as the application is open and has found his groove to the point where he plays around 65 tournament days a year. His top secret to energy management? “I try to get plenty of sleep!”   Practice-wise, Michael tries to limit swing changes a month out, focusing on practice rounds and “geeking out over Google Earth” to familiarize himself as best as he can with the course.   When prepping for a tournament, it’s important to figure out what yardages to play. Michael came prepared with his yardage book for Desert Highlands, which we poured over to create a tee box strategy for hole number six, including planning approach shots, getting an overview of the green, and preparing practice rounds based on the numbers gathered.   Finally, we talk pre-game routines. Kim’s rules are simple yet tried-and-true: get to the course an hour ahead with a bottle of Diet Coke and Slim Jims packed and ready. She does her practice shots, but doesn’t stick to any particular regiment. Michael, on the other hand, has a full pre-shot routine and doesn’t skimp on nutrition before a tournament, always bringing a cooler for protein supplements, water, and energy drinks to the course.   Connect with the Guests: Michael Leonard: Instagram | Podcast | Website Kim Eaton: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
8/10/20231 hour, 17 seconds
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63. Tough Lessons Learned from this Summer’s Biggest Tournaments & a DC Update

For more information on the 2024 Desert Classic, please visit: DesertClassicTournament.com. Adam is back and we give the lowdown on what to expect at the 2024 Desert Classic, followed by a reflection of the tough lessons learned at the 2023 Arizona Four-Ball, Arizona Mid-AM, and Arizona Women’s AM. Key Highlights Progress isn’t linear. Especially in the beginning, we tend to assume that our skills only get better with time. More often than not, they don’t. Accept that setbacks and distractions are just part of the journey, and aim for consistency over results! The personal stuff matters. Have realistic expectations. Life happens. Priorities shift. A year ago, You could become a plus handicapper after an intense, dedicated season of training, then lose that edge in a month just because of a life change that put golf lower on your list of priorities. After getting married, Ricky Fowler went from the top five down to the top 500. It happens to the best of the best. Follow the plan. The absolute best way to keep nerves at bay during a championship is to employ a steady stream of patience and stick to your plan. The more you familiarize yourself with your strategy and the course you’re applying it to—the more objectively you view the experience—the less intimidating the game becomes. The tournament isn’t over yet. Stay in the present. No matter how much you believe there’s no recovering, even if you think you’re stuck in last place, if the tournament isn’t over, there’s always an opportunity to recover. It doesn’t feel that way in the middle of the chaos on the golf course, but the second you decide to let it go and just play, you might be surprised where you end up on the leaderboard. Your most important shot is the one right in front of you. You can’t undo what you’ve already done. You can’t do your next three shots in advance. The most important shot in your golf career is the one you’re standing over right now.  To grab a free copy of the Round Report Card, download here: RoundReportCard.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
8/7/202353 minutes, 3 seconds
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62. Swing Tendencies When You Get Nervous and How to Fix Them with Justin Klemballa

Listen in as Justin Klemballa and I discuss tendencies golfers fall into when they get nervous, and strategies for nipping those tendencies in the bud! Key Highlights ·      Tendency #1: Tension. When adrenaline is pumping through your veins out on the course, you tend to grip your club a little too tightly. To counter tension, apply the “so theory”: Embrace the negative thought, but immediately follow-up with a solution to direct your fear into strategy. It’s always better to commit to action than to get paralyzed by tension. ·      Tendency #2: Not following through. It’s easy to get overly focused on the ball that you end your swing at the ball itself, as if the ball is your “finish line”. In fact, the ball is only “halftime”. Focus instead on sticking to the finish, where your body ends up facing your target, and your right toe is perfectly pointed. ·      Tendency #3: Transferring weight. At the end of a swing, notice whether you’re transferring your weight too far from the right to the left. ·      Tendency #4: ”Decelerating” during putts or chips. Deceleration tends to happen when you realize that you started with too much of a backswing, and try to slow yourself down throughout the rest of the swing to counteract that initial power. Instead, go with a shorter backswing and allow the acceleration to hit the golf ball. ·      Tendency #5: Speeding up your swing. If you tend to speed up at the backswing or the transition, try to keep your feet together and focus on redirecting the majority of that speed down to the bottom of the swing. ·      Tendency #6: The chicken wing. This is when your right elbow points up while going into the backswing, or when your left elbow points up on the follow-through. Focus on keeping your elbows down all the way through.   Connect with Justin: Instagram YouTube For more information on our monthly coaching membership if you want to break 100 or break 90, please visit: BreakingBogeys.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
8/3/202329 minutes, 53 seconds
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61. A Golfer-Who-Plays-Tournaments vs. The Tournament Golfer with Mike Booker

I’m sitting down with Mike Booker, author of The Tournament Golfer’s Playbook, to discuss the differences between the “golfer-who-plays-tournaments” and the “tournament golfer”. Compared to recreational rounds, tournaments can get lonely, not to mention become a pressure cooker of expectations for the tournament player. However, Mike says that playing tournaments is a vital step to improving your golf game, no matter your level. While too much pressure can become debilitating, the right amount of it can reveal your strengths and weaknesses in ways recreational golf never can. When it comes to separating the true tournament golfer from the golfer who happens to play tournaments, Mike explains that the tournament professional is decisive, process-oriented, and looks at the big picture; while the dabbler is dithering, results-oriented, and agonizes over every shot and putt. As he wonderfully puts it: “The tournament golfer doesn’t live in a world of good breaks and bad breaks. They don’t have any excuses. They take responsibility for every shot they hit, no matter what the outcome is. They know what they can control and what they can’t control. About the Guest: Mike Booker is the author of The Tournament Golfer’s Playbook. Well-known in the world of Texas amateur golf, Mike has won a record number of Texas Golf Association events and multiple Texas Player of the Year distinctions. For over 50 years, he has competed against and alongside some of the most accomplished Tournament Golfers including Jack Nicklaus, Fred Couples, and Arnold Palmer. In 2019, he was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Jackie Burke and Ben Hogan. Grab a copy of The Tournament Golfer’s Playbook by Mike Booker at www.tgplaybook.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
7/31/202347 minutes, 41 seconds
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60. How to Overcome Plateaus in Your Golf Game with Trillium Rose

I’m sitting down with superstar golf instructor, Trillium Rose, to discuss the evolution of women's golf, how to get better faster AND how to overcome a plateau in your golf game! When I asked Trillium how to overcome a plateau, she recommended keeping stats by paying attention to patterns in your golf game. Can’t hit your 3-wood correctly? Blading or chinking your chips? “Let’s take a really honest look in the mirror,” says Trillium, “and figure out where you can improve.” She also warns against “the illusion of confidence” that golfers tend to fall into at the driving range, thinking that they’re improving simply because they’re getting in some good shots. Instead, “I may want to be working on shots I suck at because those are the shots that are going to cost me strokes!” To new players looking to establish a strong foundation, Trillium says that it’s important to understand where the club hits the ground and create “a consistent bottoming out”. She also encourages a lot of block practice as a warmup before moving onto the golf course to build the skill of environmental adaptation as fast as possible. About the Guest: Trillium Rose is a teaching professional and Director of Instruction at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. She is an expert in diagnosing swings, designing appropriate practice drills, and developing clear and concise practice plans. With nearly two decades of experience teaching golf, she has trained thousands of students. Her research-based training approach combines three critical areas of competency: mechanics, productive practice, and performance. Connect with Our Guest: Trillium Rose: Instagram | Website Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
7/27/202352 minutes, 29 seconds
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59. Building a Better Female Experience from the Ground Up with Golf Course Architect, Christine Fraser

I’m sitting down with Christine Fraser, an Ontario-based golf course architect, to discuss the world of golf course design from the perspective of one of the very few women in the industry. We kick things off by discussing trends in golf course architecture over the decades, as well as what goes into “strategic design”, including fairway length, bunker placement, approach width, and environmental impact—especially water consumption. The bulk of our conversation revolves around her advice on designing golf courses with women in mind. About the Guest: Christine Fraser is a golf course architect based in Ontario, Canada. Having grown up learning to play golf on her family’s golf course and later competing in the NCAA Division One Varsity Golf circuit in Florida, golf has always been a prominent feature in Christine’s journey. In 2014, Christine completed her master’s degree in landscape architecture and subsequently spent five years in England, practicing golf course design under world-renowned architect Dr. Martin Hawtree. Christine has recently made Canadian golf history when hired as the first female architect to undertake a comprehensive Master Plan at the Toronto Hunt Club.  Connect with Christine: Instagram | Website Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
7/24/202345 minutes, 32 seconds
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58. Event & Golf Update PLUS Best of Series: Playing Your Best While Working Full-Time with Shelly Haywood

Tori and Kim sit down with Shelly Haywood, who discusses how she has been able to successfully balance business ownership with high level amateur golf and became one of the most elite amateur players in the country. Shelly discusses the highest highs in her storied career, which include winning two national titles, as well as her biggest loss in the form of the 2019 Southern California Senior Women’s Tournament and the priceless lessons that followed. Connect with Our Guests: Shelly Haywood: Instagram Kim Eaton: Instagram Event Update: To see our full retreat and tournament schedule, visit: GirlsGoneGolfingRetreats.com. To check out the Golf Closet, click the YouTube link below! Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
7/20/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 8 seconds
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57. The 10 Biggest Misconceptions About the Golf Swing with Justin Klemballa & The Babes!

The Babes Golf crew and I sit down with Justin Klemballa, who breaks down the 14 most common misconceptions about the golf swing.   “You need to keep your left arm straight on the backswing.” “Always keep your head down after impact.” “The club face should point at the target and swing across your body.” “You have to improve your technique to improve your score.”   We’ve all come across these “rules” at some point or another. Listen in as Justin passionately and expertly debunks these newbie mistakes and more, all while highlighting best practices on the green that you can tailor to your individual strengths as a golfer, setting you apart from all the rest!   Connect with our Guest: Justin Klemballa: YouTube | Instagram BabesGolf: Website | Instagram   For more information on our Breaking Bogeys Membership, please visit: BreakingBogeys.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
7/17/20231 hour, 59 seconds
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56. Let’s Get Real About Club Fitting with the Legend, Sue O’Connor

I sit down with Kim Eaton and our special guest Sue O'Connor, a master club fitter from Cool Clubs. We kick off discussing Sue's accidental journey into club fitting, and Kimberly's anticipation for the LNGA Senior Championship and the Dallas Shootout.   From there we get into the meat of today’s conversation: the world of club fitting. Sue walks us through the data-driven process of determining the best club for each individual.   We look at the different club types available, the importance of the look and feel of the club, shaft classifications, and fitting costs. We also delve into the evolution of golf clubs, and the impact of club fitting on a beginner golfer's game.   Connect with our Guest: Kim Eaton: Instagram Cool Clubs, Scottsdale   For more information on our Breaking Bogeys Membership, please visit: BreakingBogeys.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!  
7/13/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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55. My Country Club Experience and What to Look for When Joining a Club

Being a part of the right club is about more than just the game, it's about community, convenience, and cost too. As someone who's been a member of three country clubs in the past, I walk you through the seven key factors to consider such as the club's location, initial fees, monthly costs, and those sneaky food and beverage minimums.   I explain how you can ensure the golf course you choose keeps you challenged and engrossed. I also talk dress codes, guest rules, and how you can become part of golf communities like the Women's Golf Association. Then there's also the question of what to actually look for in a golf club. From practice facilities to lesson options, member pricing to kid restrictions, I break it all down!   Finally, I give my thoughts on playing golf as a parent. Being a golf enthusiast while raising kids comes with its own challenges. We delve into what to consider when joining a country club with kids, from age-appropriate activities and location conveniences, to dining restrictions and daycare costs.   For more information on our free “One Week Out” mini course, please visit: OneWeekOutChallenge.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
7/10/202347 minutes, 42 seconds
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54. 6 Myths About Golf Performance with Raymond Prior

I sit down with Raymond Prior, author of "Golf Beneath the Surface: The New Science of Golf Psychology", with the aim of understanding the mechanics of our mind and how emotions can transform our approach to the game and our performance on the course.   Through the breakdown of six myths around performance on the golf course, we deconstruct the common misinterpretations surrounding growth, stress, anxiety, and nerves, and discuss the role of mindfulness, willpower, and survival instincts in our decision-making process.   Connect with our Guest: Raymond Prior: Twitter | Website   For more information on our Breaking Bogeys Membership, please visit: BreakingBogeys.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
7/6/202351 minutes, 14 seconds
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53. Creating What Women Want with Joanne Cloak, Founder & CEO of Jofit

I sit down with Joanne Cloak, CEO and founder of the golfwear brand JoFit. With her unique perspective as a former model, phys ed teacher, and lifelong athlete, Joanne takes us through her journey from grappling with ill-fitting clothes to starting her own brand that champions comfort, fit, and style.   Joanne unveils the backstory of JoFit, recounting how she drove up and down the East and West Coast, trying to sell her brand to pro shops. She shares how she maneuvered through the challenges of scaling her business, managing cash flow, and pre-booking orders.   We also deep dive into Joanne's design ethos, emphasizing the importance of details, patterns, and sizing strategies. She shares why long-sleeve sun shirts are her go-to and how she ensures styles to fit all body types. We explore her wide waistband design aimed at comfort and inclusivity. Lastly, we provide a sneak peek at the exciting JoFit designs planned for Fall 2024.   Key Highlights ·      Joanne took matters into her own hands when she realized the lack of good-fitting clothes available for women, especially in the golf apparel industry. Her brand prioritizes comfort, fit, and style, with a keen eye for details like pocket size and armhole fit. ·      Selling to pro shops wasn't easy. Joanne had to rely on her samples and the feedback of women in the shop to get her brand off the ground. She soon realized that the key to success was pre-booking orders so she could afford the production. With 26 reps and booming orders, Joanne found herself in a promising yet tricky cash flow situation. ·      She realized that as sizes increase, the grading needs to be adjusted differently for areas like the bust and belly. This feedback led to alterations in the grading process to accommodate these changes. ·      Joanne's story also highlights the importance of inclusivity in the fashion industry, particularly in sports apparel. Her focus on creating clothes that cater to all body types and her dedication to improving the fit and comfort of her clothes based on customer feedback demonstrate a commitment to creating a brand that truly serves its customers.   Connect with our Guest: Jofit: Website | Instagram   For more information on the Short Game 100 program, visit: ShortGame100.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
7/3/202340 minutes, 32 seconds
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52. Best of Quick-9 Series: Every Shot Must Have a Purpose

I sit down with VISION54 co-founders Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson. They are internationally recognized and are the two highest ranked female instructors in America. The pair co-authored four bestselling books, including Every Shot Must Have a Purpose, which we dive into today.   Listen in as Lynn and Marriott discuss the philosophy behind VISION54 before diving into four powerful principles for playing better golf: 1) Think small, play big. 2) Anger makes us stupid. 3) Make practice real. 4) Make pressure your friend.   Connect with Our Guest: Vision54: Website | Instagram For more information on our events, visit: GirlsGoneGolfingRetreats.com.   Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
6/29/202337 minutes, 40 seconds
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51. Best of Quick-9 Series: 7 Habits to Make You a Better Golfer

To celebrate our first 50 episodes, we will be taking a look back at some of our most-listened to episodes but condensing them into a “Quick-9” series. So even if you have listened to these episodes in the past, this will be a great way to revisit some of our favorite content from field experts and fellow players.  In today’s episode, we revisit episode 3 with Angela Hurt, as well as Jon Sherman, owner of Practical Golf and author of Amazon bestseller The Four Foundations of Golf. Angela and John fill us in on their golf game and goals for 2023 before breaking down the seven habits guaranteed to make you a better golfer!  Connect with our Guests: Jon Sherman: Podcast | Twitter | Website Angela Hurt: Instagram To grab one of the last spots available for The Dallas Shootout, please visit: DallasShootout.com. For more information and to register for our magical Girls Gone Golfing Retreat to Scotland in 2024, visit: GirlsGoneGolfingRetreats.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
6/26/202333 minutes, 33 seconds
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50. Best of Quick-9 Series: What Does Good Golf Look Like

Happy 50th T-Time episode!! To celebrate our first 50 episodes, we will be taking a look back at some of our most-listened to episodes but condensing them into a “Quick-9” series. So even if you have listened to these episodes in the past, this will be a great way to revisit some of our favorite content from field experts and fellow players.  In today’s episode, we revisit episode 7 with Lou Stagner, an Arccos Golf Data Insights Lead, Co-Host of the “Hack It Out Golf” podcast and one of the leading data research analysts on The PGA TOUR.  Listen in as Lou explains what good golf looks like, not just on the expert level but also for those with a handicap inching towards average, whether 10 or 20.  Connect with our Guest: Lou Stagner: Podcast | Twitter | Website To grab one of the last spots available for The Dallas Shootout, please visit: DallasShootout.com. For more information and to register for our magical Girls Gone Golfing Retreat to Scotland in 2024, visit: GirlsGoneGolfingRetreats.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
6/22/202326 minutes, 1 second
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49. Overcoming Fear and Having Your Worst Round Ever with Michael Leonard

Tara and I sit down with Michael Leonard, host of the Wicked Smart Golf Podcast, to discuss his journey from novice golfer to competitor in US Open qualifiers and how he rekindled his love for the sport. Michael's enthusiasm is infectious, and it was a joy to reminisce about our own experiences playing college golf and how it shaped us both on and off the green.  During our conversation, we shared stories about unforgettable golf vacations, like Michael's family trip to Pebble Beach where he played three times a day and managed to shoot an impressive 79 at Pebble and 73 at Spyglass. We also delved into the impact of the new NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) rules on college athletes and offered advice for younger players looking to pursue a career in college golf.  Fear is a hurdle all golfers have to overcome more than once in their career. Through the example of one of the worst rounds Michael has ever played, we explored how to navigate the emotional roller coaster that comes along with playing competitively. We discussed the importance of a solid pre-shot routine, positive self-talk, and remaining present on the course to improve our mental game.  Connect with our Guests: Michael Leonard: Podcast | Instagram | Website Tara Bateman: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
6/19/20231 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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48. Prevention & Recovery of the Most Common Golf Injuries with Dr. Audra Lance

Today, I’m sitting down with Dr. Audra Lance, a leading sports and non-surgical injury specialist, who gives her best strategies on reducing the risk of injury or recovering from one.  Listen in as Dr. Audra shares her valuable insights into understanding the root cause of common sports injuries such as tennis elbow, rather than simply stifling the pain with a temporary band-aid solution.  We cover the fundamental role of breathing and thoracic spine mobility for golfers, as well as how loading the joints can prevent bone and muscle deterioration, and how modifying yoga poses can aid in injury prevention and recovery.  Key Highlights ·      Recovering from an inflamed elbow from repeated golf swings, without taking time away from playing the sport, is possible with a little planning. For example, instead of playing 18 holes, go to the driving range and do 15 minutes of swing practice. Holistic, deliberate movement, combined with purposeful breathing, can serve as your “tylenol”, helping you heal from your injury faster. ·      The importance of breathing when it comes to preventing and treating lower back pain is essential. Nasal breathing can help access your diaphragm and pelvic floor, not only to help release tension almost immediately, but to help you perform better out on the golf course! ·      We explore how strength training and yoga can help prevent and treat neck pain, headaches, jaw pain, and shoulder blade pain. We emphasize the importance of loading the joints to prevent bone and muscle deterioration, and how modifications to yoga poses can help with injury prevention and recovery. ·      We look at how examining the feet can help diagnose and treat an injury, and how adding different components of movement to your routine can help maintain health and prevent pain.  Connect with our Guest: Dr. Audra Lance: Instagram | Website  For more information on our Breaking Bogeys Coaching Membership, visit BreakingBogeys.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
6/15/202328 minutes, 45 seconds
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47. Tips, Tricks and Stories from Pebble Beach

If you are considering a trip to Pebble Beach – this is the episode for you! Alix, Ashley and Everardo join me for this episode as we share our best insights on Pebble Beach while we reminisce about our recent retreat at Pebble Beach for the 2023 Creek Cup.  Connect with our Guests: Alix Chesno: @achesno Ashley Ibanez: @ashleyf_ibanez Everardo Keeme: @everardo.golf Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
6/12/20231 hour, 7 seconds
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46. Combining Golf & Yoga for a Party on the Course with Donna Taylor

Could yoga improve your golf game? Today’s guest, Donna Taylor, can tell you from experience that it does! She’s a 45-year veteran of the golf world, and brings her expertise as a yoga instructor in helping women enhance their skills on the golf course. From learning the sport at just seven years old with her PGA Tour player dad to hitting the greens with the boys in high school, Donna's journey in the sport is filled with a special sort of passion and determination. Discover how Donna's love for golf has evolved over the years, leading her to create successful beginner ladies golf clinics. She offers her insights on how yoga can help golfers with their breathing and staying present, making it a fantastic addition to a well-rounded workout regimen. She shares her inspiring story as a student who overcame fear of other people's opinions to excel in her game. You can also watch the episode on YouTube HERE. For more information on the Dallas Shootout, please visit: DallasShootout.com. For all Retreat & Tournament Information, please visit: GirlsGoneGolfingRetreats.com. Get in touch with our guest: Donna Taylor: Website | Instagram | Facebook | YogaPartyLive | GolfPartyLive Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
6/8/202359 minutes, 18 seconds
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45. The Show About Expectations with Jon Sherman

Today, I’m joined by Jon Sherman, author of The Four Foundations of Golf, and creator of the Four Foundations Masterclass based on the book.  Jon shares a powerful story about playing golf with his father in Florida, which served as the catalyst for the four foundations concept and emphasizes the importance of aligning expectations with the reality of our abilities in the game.  The concept of managing expectations on the golf course is something that resonated deeply with both of us. Through our conversation, Jon and I explored the delicate balance between competition and enjoyment in golf, and how adjusting expectations can lead to a more satisfying experience on the course.  Jon and I delve into the crucial role that practice and feedback play in improving golf performance. Drawing from his own experiences and insights, Jon shared tips on how to strike the right balance between practice and play, and how to manage expectations with the two thirds rule and the PGA Tour Fallacy.  Sign up for The Four Foundations of Golf Masterclass at www.fourfoundationsofgolf.com/masterclass!  Key Highlights   Many players approach golf with an all-or-nothing mentality, basing their skill level on the success or failure they experience directly in front of them. Throw away this mindset. One of the greatest indicators of growth in the game of golf is incremental progress. Golf shots can be divided into three phases: tee shots, approach shots, and finesse shots. Virtually no golfer can nail all three shots above average in one game. Focus on getting at least one of these three shots right to take the pressure off of yourself and build your resolve. The PGA Tour Fallacy is when a golfer overestimates the ability of a PGA Tour player based on the highlight reel they see on TV. Temper your expectations for yourself by realizing that the best golfers in the world are nowhere near as flawless as the media makes them out to be. Find the right balance between practice and play for you. Think of playing as a form of practice, and that you can learn from the experience. Sometimes shooting your best score ever can be bittersweet. No matter how good you get at this game, there's a Jekyll and Hyde side to you, and the low-mid single-digit handicap is one of the most tortured golfers.    You can also watch the episode on YouTube HERE.  For more information on the Breaking Bogeys Coaching Membership, please visit: BreakingBogeys.com. To download a FREE copy of the Round Report Card, please visit: RoundReportCard.com.  Get in touch with our guest: Jon Sherman: Website | Instagram | Twitter Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
6/5/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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44. Listener Questions, an Alabama Golf Trip and Being a Cop with Kim Eaton

Today, I’m sitting down with Kim and Pat to share some exciting news, including our upcoming Dallas Shootout (head over to www.dallasshootout.com to sign up!) and retreats in Ireland and Scotland.  We also have one more single occupancy spot at the five-star Ireland 2023 Retreat, so grab it while you can. Plus, we'll give you a sneak peek at our plans for the Desert Classic in 2024.  Ever had a rough start in a golf tournament and wondered how to bounce back? Listen in as Kim shares her story of playing at the North River Yacht and Golf Club in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Despite a challenging course and an underperforming driver, she managed to recover and even shoot par on the front nine.  Finally, we wrap up with some golf talk and a listener question about Kim's waggle and how to develop your own pre-shot routine. Plus, join us for a trip down memory lane as Kim reflects on her time as a police officer in the 80s and her transition back into the golf business.  You can also watch the episode on YouTube HERE.  For more information on the Dallas Shootout, please visit: DallasShootout.com. For all Retreat & Tournament Information, please visit: GirlsGoneGolfingRetreats.com.  Get in touch with our guests: Kim Eaton: Instagram Pat Kuntz: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
6/1/202355 minutes, 2 seconds
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43. Inside the Business of Growing the Game with Abby Liebenthal

Today I sit down with Abby Liebenthal, Founder and President of Fore the Ladies, a nonprofit on a mission to introduce more women to the game of golf.  Abby shares her experience hosting 70 clinics and other events under the Fore the Ladies banner every year, particularly the third annual The Lily Golf Getaway held at Pinehurst Resort.  She also discusses her Intro to Golf series, breaking down what participants can expect out of the event from start to finish. Finally, Abby explains how players at different levels of skill can choose the right event they need to take their golf game to the next stage.  Key Highlights ·      The lineup of golf events to be hosted in 2023 by Fore the Ladies total 70 so far! These range from golf clinics to Happy Hour events. ·      Abby shares why she’s recently decided to host more events on actual golf courses rather than in indoor facilities, explaining that playing the game out on the course makes newer players more likely to play for the long haul. ·      Fore the Ladies is planning international events, starting with Scotland. Abby shares whats in the pipeline for 2024, including their itinerary for Ireland! ·      Every opportunity that comes our way is exciting, but with each new opportunity we take on, we need to dedicate a chunk of our day to it. Abby reminds us to never forget that self-care is just as important to our success as the time and energy we put in to achieve that success.  Connect with Abby Liebenthal: Instagram | Fore the Ladies Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
5/29/202345 minutes, 16 seconds
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42. Doing Golf Differently with Haley Bookholdt

Tori sits down with social media influencer Haley Bookholdt.  She began her golf journey at nine years old during the 2008 recession. Her father, an avid golfer himself, encouraged Haley to pursue their shared passion. In 2017, she had the opportunity to attend Elon University on a golf scholarship.  Listen in as Haley talks about the mental and emotional challenges that came with her role as a college athlete, as well as the frustrating experience of transitioning to recreational golf later on.  Haley shares her experience as an influencer on Instagram and TikTok, and how she overcame the pressures of pleasing her male followers to display her authentic self on social media, which is to be a model for fellow female golfers.  Finally, Haley talks about the future of women’s golf in our male-dominated space, and why she believes that true representation can only be achieved when more women “claim the game as their own”.  Key Highlights   As golf rounds become longer and longer, it’s become more important to find a purpose in every game to maintain your enjoyment in the sport, whether it’s for competition or simply a mode of relaxation. Haley shares her social media journey, how she built a brand on her own terms (and not based on what others, especially men, thought of her), and her future plans. The male-dominated golf world will only become more inclusive when women claim the game as their own. If you want to progress as a golfer, embrace humility; otherwise, your athletic development will only slow down.   You can also watch the episode on YouTube HERE.  For more information on the Dallas Shootout, please visit: DallasShootout.com. To download your free copy of the Round Report Card, visit: RoundReportCard.com.  Get in touch with our guests: Haley Bookholdt: Instagram | Tiktok Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
5/25/202353 minutes, 49 seconds
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41. How Knowing Your Enneagram Type Can Help Improve Your Golf Game with Tracy O'Malley

 Tracy sits down with Tracy O'Malley, world-renowned Master Performance, Business consultant, and Expert Enneagram Coach.  Listen in as she discusses the nine Enneagram types and how to use knowledge of your “soul blueprint” as a compass for making sense of the gaps in your golf game.  According to Tracy, getting in the reps is a foundational principle for all golfers, but that has to be complemented by breaking down the mental and emotional barriers that get in the way of growth. By knowing your Enneagram type, you’ll know how to do just that!  Key Highlights ·      Type 1s, the perfectionists, need to avoid making absolute statements (ex. I’m good/bad) and consider the gray areas. We miss the miracles when we fall back on black-and-white thinking. ·      Type 2s, the helpers, have to learn to ask for what they want and need. By putting your own oxygen mask first, you can offer much more help afterwards. ·      Type 3s, the hustlers, easily experience burnout. Being “the best” doesn’t necessarily trace back to something measurable, so slow down and enjoy the journey, the experience. ·      Type 4s, the romantics, could do with more structure. Creativity and expressiveness is great, but having a plan of action is the way to take your game to the next level. ·      Type 5s, the introverts, can get a little too obsessed with the accumulation of knowledge; but, there has to be a moment where you step away from the “how to” YouTube videos and take action. ·      Type 6s, the overthinkers, can get paralyzed by an outcome that has not even transpired yet. They have to learn to let go and have more faith in their game. ·      Type 7s, the master networkers, can end up seeking out fun in order to avoid the hard feelings. They need to visit the “solitude cave” every once in a while to find moments of quiet and create a strategy. ·      Type 8s, the cholerics, can be headstrong and domineering to the point of intimidating others. Consider making the journey from active controller to considerate helper. ·      Type 9s, who always prefer going with the flow, eventually have to take a stand in spite of a constant fear of conflict. Don’t be afraid of using your voice.  Learn more about Tracy O’Malley at www.tracyomalley.com For more information about the Dallas Shootout, visit: DallasShootout.com. To register for our free, pre-competition tournament training - "One Week Out", visit: OneWeekOutChallenge.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
5/22/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 46 seconds
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40. 5 Keys to Stay Miserable on the Golf Course with The Par Train Dudes

What a fun episode we have today with Evan Singer and Matt Cermak from The Par Train podcast joining us. We are filling you in on 5 ways you can be miserable on the golf course – this is a must listen! Key Hightlights: Expecting what you do on the range to happen on the course. A warm-up is just that: a warm-up. Your best swing or putt is an outlier, not an average. Trying to shoot your best score. When was the last time you actually shot your best score when you “tried” to shoot your best score? Don’t reinvent a past victory. Instead, recommit to earn a new victory. That is, don’t look at the finish line. Focus instead on the process—the journey—that will result in a win. Trying to impress others. Since we’re only human, we can’t help but care what others think; but, when we let the opinions of others influence our performance on the golf course, we end up doing worse than if we just put aside that insecurity. Assume you won’t make mistakes. Just because your last round was perfect doesn’t mean this round will be perfect. Golf is a game of recovery. Don’t get too high, and don’t get too low. Take care not to rest on your laurels after every good shot and beat yourself up after every bad shot. If you get too high, you create unnecessary pressure on yourself come the next swing; and if you get too low, you gradually lose the confidence and motivation to go on. You can also watch the episode on YouTube HERE. Get in touch with our guests:The Par Train: Podcast | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok For more information on the Breaking Bogeys Coaching Membership, please visit: BreakingBogeys.com. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
5/18/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 19 seconds
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39. How to Make Your Practice Sessions Better with the OG Crew!

It’s been 38 episodes, but I finally gathered the original group from EPISODE 1 of T-Time, our favorite teaching professional - Justin Klemballa, Babes Golf Icon – Alex Anderson, and a golfing buddy that always brings a smile to my face, Tameka Hartman.  Today we are going over three ways to improve your practice sessions. We also get an update on everyone’s game and fill you in on what’s to come! If you are feeling uninspired on the golf course lately, this is the episode for you – this group will get you HYPED!  You can also watch the episode on YouTube HERE.  For more info on the Breaking Bogeys Coaching Membership, visit: BreakingBogeys.com. Register now for our FREE One Week Out Pre-Competition Mini-Course at OneWeekOutChallenge.com.  Get in touch with our guests: Justin Klemballa: Instagram | YouTube Alex Andersen: Instagram | Babes Golf Tameka Hartman: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
5/15/202359 minutes, 45 seconds
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38. Golf Update and Summer Goals with Kim & Tara

Tori sits down with Kim and Tara to talk about what they expect going into the upcoming Arizona Four-Ball and the Arizona Senior Open. Kim and Tara, who are partnering up for the Four-Ball championship, discuss their game plan and pre-round routine.  Tara then shares her experience going through the P.J. Boatwright Internship Program as a college sophomore and how it affected her golf career going forward. She also talks about her recent drive to once again qualify for the Arizona Mid-Amateur Championship.  Finally, Tori, Kim, and Tara talk about the challenge of getting the 2022 Women’s Mid-Amateur to push through, followed by their goals for the summer.  Key Highlights When playing with a partner, don’t put pressure on yourself. There are no “sorrys” in partner golf. If one partner makes a mistake at a hole, the other partner is there to close that gap and provide support. Tara explains that caddies don’t necessarily need to know a lot about golf. A newcomer can learn a lot just by spending enough time on the green and staying observant. When scouting out a club, don’t be afraid to ask if anyone’s in need of a caddie, because more often than not, someone’s looking. Golf is an emotional game, and like with any sport, no one likes to lose. Tori reminds us that it’s actually after the greatest losses that the most valuable lessons are learned. It’s okay to be competitive, even among friends. But it’s definitely tough (and often awkward) to compete against friends. That discomfort goes away over time as long as everyone remembers that competition ends when the game ends. You can also watch the episode on YouTube HERE. For more info on the Breaking Bogeys Coaching Membership, visit: BreakingBogeys.com. Register now for our FREE One Week Out Pre-Competition Mini-Course at OneWeekOutChallenge.com.  Get in touch with our guests: Kim Eaton: Instagram Tara Bateman: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
5/11/202353 minutes, 25 seconds
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37. Finding Your Own Golf Style with Bailey Chamblee // PLUS a Golf Closet Sneak Peek!

To watch episode 1 of the Golf Closet, click HERE. For more details on the Dallas Shootout, visit: DallasShootout.com  On today’s episode, we are catching up with Bailey Chamblee, my sister Alix and Echo Hause as we talk about our own golf style, how its evolved and where we think the golf apparel business is headed!  You can also watch the episode on YouTube HERE.  Get in touch with our guests: Bailey Chamblee: Instagram | Twitter Echo Hause: Instagram Alix Chesno: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
5/8/20231 hour, 7 seconds
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36. [Part Two] Breaking Bogeys Workshop: Do You Have a Goal to Break 100 or Break 90 this Season?

Download the Breaking Bogeys Workbook HERE.  You can also watch the workshop on YouTube HERE.  Justin Klemballa does a deep dive into making better contact with the ground, explaining how to avoid fat shots and train yourself to take a divot in front of the golf ball.  He breaks down the four steps to improving your swing, covering how to shorten your backswing, stay on plane all the way through the swing, and create a mental plan to stay consistent with each and every shot.  Key Highlights ·      The biggest technical problem golfers struggle with, if they have bad contact, is not realizing where the divot is supposed to be. Your club bottoms out and hits the ground with every golf club in your bag except your driver and your putter. Every other club should hit the ground slightly in front of the ball. Hitting the ground before the ball is called a “fat shot”, and it saps energy that would have otherwise gone into the ball. ·      What causes the ground to be struck behind the ball is when the golfer’s weight is distributed evenly (50/50 on each leg) or their weight is too much on the back foot. Get your weight (around 70-80%) into your left side prior to the moment of impact. ·      The four areas golfers must work on to improve their swing, in order of priority, are: to hit the ball more consistently, to hit the ball straight, and to hit the ball farther. ·      To help shorten your backswing, your body and arms should stop turning at the same time. Eliminate the tendency to continue swinging your arms after your body stops swinging.  *NEW* May 2023: Breaking Bogeys Coaching Membership Details  Justin Klemballa Instagram YouTube Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!  
5/4/202335 minutes, 6 seconds
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35. [Part One] Breaking Bogeys Workshop: Do You Have a Goal to Break 100 or Break 90 this Season?

Download the Breaking Bogeys Workbook HERE. You can also watch the workshop on YouTube HERE. Welcome to the Breaking 90, Breaking 100 Workshop! This workshop will discuss improving your golf game and achieving the milestones of breaking 90 or 100. Tori, who vividly remembers her experience of breaking 90 for the first time, will host this workshop alongside Justin, a full-time golf coach. While some may view setting such goals as trivial, the feeling of achieving them can be incredibly satisfying for golf enthusiasts.  During this workshop, Justin will cover various topics, including the importance of knowing your golf stats, the role of mental health in golf, and much more. We are excited to have you all here, and we hope you enjoy this amazing sport as much as we do. *NEW* May 2023: Breaking Bogeys Coaching Membership Details Justin Klemballa Instagram YouTube Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
5/1/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 57 seconds
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34. Using Manifestation to Give Yourself the Mental Edge with Tiffany Carter

Tori sits down with Tiffany Carter, a female empowerment speaker, money-making mentor, and marketing expert.  She’s the founder of ProjectME, a program which taps into the power of manifestation to turn your deepest desires—whether in wealth, love, career, self-worth, travel, or relationships—into reality.  Listen in as Tiffany shares how to apply manifestation to your golf game in three steps. Whether your goal is to break score barriers or get your handicap index down to single digits, you can’t physically train yourself to overcome self-limiting beliefs.  She explains the process of envisioning the end result as regularly and as powerfully as you can until it comes to fruition, as well as how to prevent nervousness and creeping insecurities from sabotaging the process.  Finally, Tiffany, talks about the importance of actually taking action on the things you envision. By showing up for yourself every day, and having a community to uplift you during those inevitable low moments, the Universe will always come through with the things you desire.  Powerful Quotes by Tiffany “Manifestation is when the power of visualization meets action meets energy.”  “You can’t out-practice or outplay a broken mindset.”  Key Highlights ·      Manifestation is all about visualizing a desired outcome and having that desire come into existence. This is a process which starts with the dream. When you combine that dream with the feelings attached to it, igniting all of that with action, you can manifest anything into your life. ·      Almost every top performer in every sport, including golf, works with a mindset coach. They didn’t become the elite of the elite through sheer physical talent and honed skill. They did it by focusing just as equally on the mental game. “The edge,” Tiffany reminds us, “is yourself.” ·      Manifestation isn’t about lying to yourself, saying, “I’m a good putter,” when you know it’s not true. Instead, it’s about expressing the type of golfer you want to be: “My putting is improving.” Make the vision as detailed as possible, down to what you’re wearing. ·      Release your attachments from the past and the future and stick to the present moment. All of your anxieties, fears, and insecurities, which impede manifestation, stem from being unable to focus on the now. ·      Half-measures beget half results. By deliberately taking aligned actions, doing them consistently, and having a support group to cheer you on, the Universe can’t help but make real what you’re putting all of your energies into manifesting day after day.  Resources Mentioned The Abundance Walk, AFree Guided Meditation Series: projectmewithtiffany.com/guidedmeditation  Connect with Tiffany Carter Website: projectmewithtiffany.com Instagram: instagram.com/projectme_with_tiffany Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
4/27/202347 minutes, 47 seconds
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33. A Golf Trip Turned Tradition with Oli Bell

Tori sits down with Shannon Mercer, Ashley Ibañez, and, all the way from the UK, Oli Bell.  Oli is a sports broadcaster who specializes in horse racing, while occasionally dabbling in soccer as well as niche sports like snooker and darts. He’s also passionate about golf.  Shannon and Ashley reflect on their 2022 trip to Scotland, where they intended to visit Dumbarnie Links as the first of their lineup of golf courses in the country, and how the Queen’s funeral forced them to postpone that visit.  They went to North Berwick Golf Club and St Andrews Links, finishing at Kingsbarns Golf Links where they met Oli.  Oli also discusses the planning process behind his annual golf trip for his group of twelve, the Bear Fight Invitational. He shares why he thinks the game of golf is not only great for building authentic relationships with like-minded folks, but also for broadening your horizons by traveling to amazing places in different countries.  Key Highlights ·        Oli’s Bear Fight golf trips have allowed him to maintain genuine friendships amid the glitz and glamor of the world of media he’s constantly immersed in. Tori agrees, saying that golf has been a great way to meet new people and strengthen existing relationships, not to mention travel and discover beautiful new spots around the world. ·        As female golfers, Tori, Shannon, and Ashley probably felt more welcome in the Scottish golf community than in America. There, they didn’t feel like “women golfers” as much as they were simply “golfers”.  Connect with Oli Bell: Oli Bell: Instagram Oli Bell: Twitter Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
4/24/202325 minutes, 32 seconds
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32. The Biggest Rules Stories & What We Can Learn from Them with Bob & Christie Austin

For More Information on the Dallas Shootout visit DallasShootout.com.  Today's show with Tori is set to be a treat for the audience as Bob and Christie Austin join her - both rules’ experts in the world of golf. Christie has an impressive background, having been the first female chair and governing board member of the USGA, where she chaired amateur status for two years. She also made history as the first woman chairman of the Rules of Golf Committee, a powerful committee responsible for writing the rules for the USGA and Royal and Ancient. Christie and Bob are members of the USGA rules committee and will discuss the biggest rules stories in golf and what we can learn from them.  If you're a stickler for the rules, you won't want to miss out, so grab your clubs and tune in for an enlightening discussion on golf's biggest rules and stories.  Connect with Our Guests: Christie LinkedIn: LinkedIn Christie Instagram: Instagram Christie Twitter: Christie Austin    Colorado Golf Hall of Fame Profile: Christie Austin Southwest PGA Section Profile: Bob Austin Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
4/20/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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31. The Journey of Becoming One of the Top Senior Amateur Players in the Country with Shelly Haywood

Tori and Kim sit down with Shelly Haywood, who discusses how she has been able to successfully balance business ownership with high level amateur golf and became one of the most elite amateur players in the country.  Shelly discusses the highest highs in her storied career, which include winning two national titles, as well as her biggest loss in the form of the 2019 Southern California Senior Women’s Tournament and the priceless lessons that followed.  Key Moments ●      (15:37) If time is a real issue, focus on quality practice. “I’m lucky if I can play once a week,” says Shelly. She prioritizes her short game over all else. ●      (33:00) Shelly’s first major tournament, the 2019 Southern California Senior Women, was also her first major loss. Being only a year into her pro career, Shelly knew that she simply didn’t have the experience nor the tools to be able to evaluate what went wrong in the moment. She’s since realized that the primary challenge she faced during that tournament was all a mental game, particularly around her self-worth. Her biggest lesson learned? “I am not defined as a person by the score that I shoot.” That the only thing she, as a player, can control is the shot in front of you. “Once that ball leaves the club face, it’s out of your control.” ●      (48:01) When men play good golf, they’re happy. When women are happy, they play good golf. ●      (51:17) Stop obsessing over “winning” the tournament you’re planning to play. We all want to win; otherwise, we wouldn’t go! Stay focused on the things you can control and let go of the things that you can’t. Take care of the little things and the big things will always follow. In golf, take care of your short game, your wedge game, and your bunker play, and commit to every shot 100%. Beyond that, stay grateful and in shape.  Connect with Our Guests: Shelly Haywood: Instagram Kim Eaton: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
4/17/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 16 seconds
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30. What’s in Your Bag, Bev Cart Chronicles & the Babes Golf Experience

Tori sits down with Alex, Sally, and Amanda of Babes Golf to talk about what sets their exclusive community apart from all other golf communities.  They then show off the most unique items they keep in their golf bags, all the while giving their best tips for newbies on golf bag essentials!  Key Moments ●      (14:37) “We may not get a hole-in-one, but we have a whole lot of fun.” This is what Babes Golf is all about: to steer as far as possible from your usual competitive golf club and be a community that prioritizes fun, without any of the pressure of outcompeting your fellow golfer! ●      (27:36) Opening a Babes Golf chapter in Arizona came with a fair share of surprises. The first was how much higher the costs are in running a golf club in Arizona even compared to California. Another is having to figure out a way to fill the summer schedule, considering very few people want to play golf around this time. ●      (32:17) Sally and Amanda show off the most unique items in their golf bags! Listen to the stories behind a custom-made JAWS wedge, a Birdie Supply towel with a magnet, a handy club-cleaning brush, a special-edition ball and a matching club head cover, and wedges passed down from father to daughter! ●      (41:34) It’s important to change your wedges every 80 rounds. Likewise, players should get their grips changed every 40 rounds. This is a very easy process: Head to the PGA superstore, or any golf store, and ask the representative to install the grips for you for a fee. They’ll be ready in a couple days. Note that if you belong to a club, you can ask to get new grips installed in the bag room.  Connect with Our Guests: Babes Golf: Instagram | Website Alex Andersen: Instagram Sally Touw: Instagram Amanda Pigos: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
4/13/202349 minutes, 59 seconds
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29. [Part Two] **Role Reversal** Shannon is Back to Finish Up the Questions for Tori

For more info on the 2023 Dallas Shootout, visit: DallasShootout.com  [Part Two] This episode is filled with all the questions… EXCEPT our guest, Shannon Mercer, is the one asking them! Listen in as Tori answers all the follower & listener questions that were sent in earlier this month. Be sure to check out episode 27 for part one!  Connect with Our Guests: Shannon Mercer: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
4/10/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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28. Find Your Best Golf Ball with Beth Yahara

For more info on the Dallas Shootout, visit: DallasShootout.com.  Tori sits down with Beth Yahara, a member of the Titleist Golf Ball Fitting Team.  Listen in as Beth shares how any player, whether beginner or expert, can find the right ball for them. She smashes several common golf ball myths, and unpacks the three primary factors to keep in mind when choosing a ball: flight, feel, and spin.  Key Moments ●      (03:01) Swing speed doesn’t matter. Regardless of your gender, handicap, and all other factors, swing speed is not the most important factor in your game. ●      (07:35) The cover of the golf ball is its most important component. It’s almost always unintentional, but it will throw off a lot of players. The cover is the brakes of the golf ball—what helps it stop. The softer the cover material, the better it interacts with the grooves of the ball. ●      (10:26) There are two types of stopping power. The “cover” takes care of shots going around 50 yards out. Fuller golf swings—around 150 yards coming into the green—come from the “core”, the engine of the golf ball. The Pro V1, Pro V1x, and AVX golf balls will give you your best short game control. The flagship differences between the three balls are flight, feel, and spin. ●      (15:52) You can identify the year of a Titleist golf ball by reading its sidestamp. The flight, feel, and spin of a Pro V1 from 2013 is different from one from 2018. This is why it’s so important to be fit for a golf ball to find one that suits your game. ●      (27:19) Pro V1, Pro V1x, and AVX balls come in optic yellow. There is a “sheen” to these balls that allow sunlight to reflect off of them while airborne, making them easier to see. ●      (36:28) Even beginners can benefit from playing a golf ball they were fitted for. This is for the same reason getting fit for clubs early on can be extremely beneficial. Simply, it allows you to get better, quicker. ●      (43:59) The higher the elevation, the farther the ball goes. Other factors that influence the ball include humidity and weather. However, it’s important to play with the same golf ball no matter the weather, and to store them in a controlled environment regardless of season. ●      (46:40) The feel of the golf ball is influenced by the compression of the core. Cores are all solid rubber. A low-compression golf ball, such as 60 compression, will feel softer than 110 compression. One is not better than the other. As with weather and temperature, performance all depends on the player. This is why players must practice with the balls they normally play with. ●      (54:03) Having a low swing speed doesn’t necessarily mean you need a lower-compression ball. This enduring myth came out from the days of ball cores being made of rubber bands. Rather, take note of how high you hit the ball, how much spin you have on the ball, and your feel preference. You don’t need to get to the center of the ball anymore. If you make 50 yards, you’re fully compressing the golf ball.  Connect with Our Guests: Titleist Instagram Get Fitted for Your Perfect Golf Ball HERE Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
4/6/202358 minutes, 51 seconds
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27. **Role Reversal** Shannon & Ashley Turn the Tables on Tori and Ask ALL the Questions!

This episode is filled with all the questions… EXCEPT our guest, Shannon Mercer, is the one asking them! Listen in as Tori answers all the follower & listener questions that were sent in earlier this month.  Connect with Our Guests: Shannon Mercer: Instagram Ashley Ibanez: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
4/3/202348 minutes, 5 seconds
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26. Headline Hopping from Golf Ball Rollbacks, Scratching Match Play and the New Qualifying Process

Joe Foley, Executive Director of the Arizona Golf Association is filling us in on all the current events from golf ball rollbacks, to why 2024 won’t be seeing a PGA match play tournament, a new qualifying process with USGA Championships, and what the heck is bifurcation?!  AGA One-Day Net Series  Connect with Our Guests: Joe Foley: Instagram Arizona Golf Association USGA Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
3/30/202337 minutes, 58 seconds
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25. Part Two // Top 5 Golf Etiquette You HAVE TO KNOW When Playing a Tournament

PART TWO of the conversation with Tori, Kim, Tara and Pat as they continue their discussion on tournament must-knows in the wake of their time at the Desert Classic.  This time, they dive into their top five etiquette rules that every tournament player needs to keep in mind.  Key Moments ●      (02:36) Show up if you made a commitment. That means all two or three days of the tournament! It even includes individual tournaments, no matter how poorly you’re performing because, as Kim reminds us, “You have to take the good with the bad.” By demonstrating that you have the integrity and gumption to stick with it no matter what, you’ll almost always be invited to play another tournament. ●      (06:56) Don’t step in someone else’s putting line. It’s almost always unintentional, but it will throw off a lot of players. ●      (08:49) Always ask whether to have the flag in or out on the first hole. A lot of players won’t care either way, but it’s always best practice to ask. ●      (10:10) Always ask whether players want to play ready golf or honors. Some players like to start with honors, others don’t. But when it comes to the putting green, always go with honors. ●      (14:35) Always ask before playing music. The rule of thumb here is, the more serious the tournament, the less appropriate it is to play music. In a similar vein, try not to be on your phone for too much of the game, as this will likewise distract the other players. ●      (18:25) Help others in the group look for lost balls. Aside from basic etiquette, making the effort to look for a lost ball helps with pace of play. Once the player gets to the location, they have three minutes to look for the ball until it’s considered lost. ●      (20:53) Fixing ball marks and filling sand divots. And don’t just fix and fill yours. Fix and fill two more.  Connect with Our Guests: Tara Bateman: Instagram Kim Eaton: Instagram Pat Kuntz: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
3/27/202328 minutes, 27 seconds
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24. Top 5 Rules You HAVE TO KNOW When Playing a Tournament

Tori sits down with Tara Bateman, Kim Eaton, and Pat Kuntz.  With their experience at the Desert Classic fresh on their minds, Tori and her guests dive into the top five rules every player needs to keep in mind when playing in a tournament.  Key Takeaways ●      (02:52) Know the difference between a red line and a yellow line. The red line is a lateral penalty area, in which there is always an option to play the ball. The rules have recently changed so that a player can now ground their club and pick up almost anything in the penalty area. A yellow penalty area may still be playable, such as across water. But it’s likely that the player will have to take a penalty of one stroke if the ball is in the water. ●      (11:53) Drop the ball from the cart path, considered a free relief. Other examples of free relief include ground under repair, casual water, embedded ball, animal hole, and a cable box within your swing path. ●      (18:14) When your ball moves on the putting green after marking it, the ball’s official place is still on that mark. Once you’ve marked it, you have to replace it, even if the ball enters the hole. ●      (22:10) When a ball is non-playable (ex. in a bush), a player has three options. 1) Take two club lengths from the ball in any direction; 2) Take the ball on the line to the flag stick and go back as far as needed; 3) Replay the shot. ●      (25:57) When a ball is OB (out-of-bounds) or lost, the only option is to retee it. If you’re not sure that the ball is lost, always play a provisional before going forward. That’s because, once you go forward, you can no longer go back to hit a provisional.  Connect with Our Guests: Tara Bateman: Instagram Kim Eaton: Instagram Pat Kuntz: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
3/23/202334 minutes, 35 seconds
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23. Building a Golf Apparel Business from the Ground Up with Founder of Golftini, Susan Hess

Tori sits down with Susan Hess, Founder and Head Designer at Golftini, a luxury brand of fashionable and functional women's golf apparel.  Listen in as Susan looks back on starting Golftini in 2004, motivated by her own annoyance that women’s golf wear at the time was either functional or fashionable, but never both!  The first skort she ever designed, for herself, instantly caught the attention of the other women at her club, and for the next year she made and sold product to her peers with no intention to make a “real” business out of it. That was until she was invited to set up a booth at a PGA Tour a year later in 2005. She went home with a $70,000 check, and she never looked back.  Susan shares how she learned the ropes of business ownership, gaining almost all of it from practical experience in the trenches day by day as the brand grew. And the name “Golftini”? She says it came to her almost on a whim amid the martini craze in mid-2000s New York.  She wrote the name, along with the martini logo, down on a napkin, and it stuck!  Key Moments ●      (32:03) Susan talks about her Spring and Fall lines and what to expect in upcoming seasons. ●      (39:13) Learn which skort lengths Golfini offers and what length to expect based on your size. ●      (41:44) What does Golftini offer tennis and pickleball players? ●      (44:14) Susan explains what makes Golftini products so high-quality and long-lasting. ●      (46:48) Why is women’s golf apparel so expensive, and why aren’t there larger sizes? ●      (54:07) Susan shares why there are currently no plans to go exclusively ecommerce. ●      (56:10) What would Susan tell her 2004 self, and to other moms?  Connect with Our Guests: Golftini: Instagram | Website | TikTok | LinkedIn 25% Off Code for First Time Customers, Use Code TTGOLF Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
3/20/20231 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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22. Keep Your Golf Stats to a Lower Handicap Index

Download the *NEW* Round Report Card  Tori sits down with Adam Walicki and Christine Fero.  Christine kicks off the conversation with an update on her journey to a single-digit handicap, which she began on June 30, 2022. You can follow her progress in real-time on her Instagram (www.instagram.com/practice_makes_9)!  Tori, Adam, and Christine then dive into today’s topic: the importance of keeping stats, and how to use a round report card to track your game.  Key Takeaways ●      (02:48) When working to improve your handicap, the number won’t mean as much as the confidence you develop on the course. When Christine began documenting her journey on Instagram over half a year ago, she had no idea how things would go. All that mattered was that she gave it her best shot. When she embraced that mindset, progress naturally followed. ●      (16:01) You should prioritize your stats even over your handicap. Stats are like a handicap: Everybody should have them. However, not only do your stats give you an overall picture of your progress as a golfer, but they also tell you the direction you need to go to keep improving. ●      (24:06) Take advantage of the round report card. You can use the round report card for any course and any round. Start by filling in the par in the top row, the score in the second row, then the fairway in the third. There is a row for yards in and clubs used, followed by greens in regulation (GIR). There is an optional row where you can note which direction you missed. Finally, there is a row for putts. ●      (35:21) For a handicap index of 10-19, great goals are 5-6 fairways, 8+ GIR, 34 or fewer putts, and 50+ feet in putts made. ●      (38:32) The latest version of the round report card includes rows for throwaways and opportunities. An opportunity is a birdie putt inside of about 18 feet down to 15 feet (the latter for more undulated greens). Throwaways is the most important category for any golfer striving for a single-digit handicap. Examples of throwaways (as listed on the new round report card) include: out-of-bounds, penalty shots, unplayable, sideways or backwards punch-out, bogie within 100 yards, 3 puts within 40 feet, putts missed within 3 feet.  Download the NEW Round Report Card  Connect with Our Guests: Christine Fero: Instagram Adam Walicki: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
3/16/202350 minutes, 43 seconds
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21. Behind the Scenes of the 2023 Desert Classic Tournament with Ashley & Carrie

What REALLY happened at this year’s Desert Classic Tournament? Listen in as Ashley, Carrie and I give you the inside scoop on our signature event!  Check out all the details on the Dallas Shootout  Connect with Our Guests: Carrie Canoy: Instagram Ashley Ibanez: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
3/13/202345 minutes, 28 seconds
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20. From a 10 Handicap Index to a 1 Index in 18 Months with Michael Hutchinson

Tori sits down with Michael Hutchinson, who famously went from a 10 handicap index down to a 1 in 18 months. Listen in as Michael explains how he was able to accomplish this feat by assessing his golf capabilities and skill gaps. He breaks down the three areas that made the biggest difference: Understanding what occurs at impact (ground strike, face strike, face direction), optimizing his strategy, and working on his mental game. Key Takeaways (18:22) To stop topping the ball, learn how to accomplish a full swing as short as you possibly can. Work on your low point control, where the club impacts the ball. There is no such thing as the perfect swing, much less a repeatable perfect swing. Every golfer needs to build the skill they uniquely need to coordinate the way their muscles fire, and in which sequence. (24:30) Determining what needs work, whether your irons or your skill, is a matter of diagnostics. There are three areas to take note of: what is occurring at impact, strategy, and the mental game. Impact in particular is influenced by ground strike, face strike, and face direction. Once you can distill those impact variables to determine why your balls end up where they land, the better you can improve. (32:01) Face direction accounts for roughly 75% of where the ball starts. When you hit a shot that starts to the left, your path wasn’t necessarily to the left, but the face was closed on impact. Learn the ball flight laws to understand why the ball curves as it does. Only two things cause a hook: the face of the club being closed to the path through impact, and gear effect. (39:51) Strategy is all about applying knowledge of your own patterns, or the dispersion of your golf shot, to the course layout and design. The two biggest mistakes players make is aiming too close to the center of the fairway and the pins. Going into a round with a game plan is always helpful. Most importantly, know your exact target off the tee and know where to miss. (49:36) Your mental game will evolve the most out of these factors. Mindfulness practices tend to change over time, and finding the best ways to put yourself into a state of flow is a daily process of discovery. Connect with Our Guests: Michael Hutchinson: TwitterSubscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
3/9/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 6 seconds
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19. **It’s Desert Classic Week** PLUS All the Details on the Dallas Shootout!!

We are filling you in on what’s going on at the Desert Classic including some behind the scenes scoop! Plus, is the Dallas Shootout for you?! We are giving you all the details on our BRAND NEW tournament coming to Dallas this October! **CORRECTION: The Member's Course at Stonebriar is designed by Ken Dye, not Pete Dye. Check out all the details on the Dallas Shootout  Connect with Our Guests: Carrie Canoy: Instagram Ashley Ibanez: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
3/6/202341 minutes, 38 seconds
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18. Speed Training and Gaining More Distance with Andrew Hannon & Zach Gulley

Tori sits down with golf fitness trainers Andrew Hannon and Zach Gulley. Our guests kick things off with their thoughts on using social media as a tool for business growth, before diving into the meat of today’s conversation: each of their top five ways to gain more distance! Key Takeaways ●      (13:53) Improving your speed can increase your distance, but it’s not the only way to do so. Other factors that play into distance are improving the mechanics of your swing, and fixing or acquiring equipment specifically built for you. ●      (18:30) The gym will only take you so far. It’s never a bad idea to go to the gym and work on your fitness. But if you’re serious about unlocking your potential as a golfer, it’s important to work with a coach on a regular basis. ●      (21:46) Work on sequencing. At the most basic level, a swing sequence is a progression of movement from the pelvis to the torso to the arms to the wrists to the club. It’s not like that for everybody, not even tour pros. But Andrew and Zach train this sequence as a foundation because it results in maximum athletic motion. In other words, getting as close as possible to this particular sequence has been observed to produce the most power. ●      (30:48) Improve your force production. This is where the gym comes into play. How fast can you squat, bench, and row? Have a professional evaluate your current level of fitness as well as your body fat and other vitals, so that you’re able to create an optimized roadmap for your physical progression. Force production is crucial because more strength equals more speed. ●      (37:46) When screening a player, Andrew and Zack begin with trying to understand who they are as a golfer. What’s your motivation? Are you teachable? Are you willing to invest a considerable amount of time to achieve your goals? Most people are excited about the thought of improving their fitness and skills, but it’s just as important to willingly put in the time and effort needed to do so! ●      (42:01) Incorporate power implements to your training. The goal is to train your body to move lighter loads faster. Use equipment such as medicine balls and bands, and practice jumps to boost your force production. ●      (43:55) The three Ds of iron fitting are Distance, Dispersion, and Dissent angle. This is because each club has a different goal. Two clubs that do the same thing only make for a heavier bag. As important as distance is, without tight dispersion, you will have worse misses. The better your misses, the better your game. Likewise, if you’re not landing on and holding greens, your score will continue to add up.  Connect with Our Guests: Andrew Hannon: Instagram Zach Gulley: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
3/2/202354 minutes, 14 seconds
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17. All the Club Fitting Questions Answered with #TeamTitleist

Tori and her sister Alix sit down with Titleist’s Manager of club fitting and trial events Bobby Flood, and fitting specialist Kayla Fridley.  Listen in as Bobby and Kayla explain the importance of getting fitted for clubs as early as possible if you have the goal of improving your golf game.  They run us through their personalized tried-and-tested process at Titleist so that you know what to expect at your first fitting!  Key Takeaways ●      (07:10) If your score matters to you as a golfer, you should consider getting club fit. If you’re working on your game, it’s worth getting fitted as soon as possible. Even if you’re just trying to break 100 or 110, it’s important to be using the right equipment for you. ●      (12:23) It’s okay to use someone else’s clubs at the beginning to establish the fundamentals. As you get the basics down, you can gradually replace those hand-me-downs as you transition into fine-tuning those fundamentals. ●      (13:37) At Titleist, you can get fitted for everything but a putter, but you can always choose specifically what you want to be fit for. Fittings last 45 minutes per category and are based on Titleist’s registration and interview process, based solely around your goals. ●      (16:30) The fitting fee at Titleist is $100. This fee secures your spot and fitting time, and it goes toward any purchases you make during the fitting. For example, if you decide to buy the driver you get fitted for, that $100 covers the purchase. A complete set with a driver, fairway wood, hybrid, a wedge, and even a partial set of irons will cost around $2500. ●      (27:58) If you maintain a consistency in your swing but still feel that you can improve, get fitted in addition to working with an instructor. Finding a teacher who understands how a proper club can help you progress is also important. ●      (38:35) When getting fittest at Titleist, bring your current set of clubs. You will be asked about your golf game, expectations, and wants and needs. You’ll start with your 7-iron and get a few swings in, then give your feedback. Usually, this process beginning with drivers proceeds all the way down to wedges. However, with only 45 minutes to work with, your process ultimately depends on which clubs you want to prioritize at your fitting. ●      (43:55) The three Ds of iron fitting are Distance, Dispersion, and Dissent angle. This is because each club has a different goal. Two clubs that do the same thing only make for a heavier bag. As important as distance is, without tight dispersion, you will have worse misses. The better your misses, the better your game. Likewise, if you’re not landing on and holding greens, your score will continue to add up.  Get Fitted For New Titleist Clubs, Click HERE  Connect with Our Guests: Alix Chesno: Instagram Titleist: Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
2/27/20231 hour, 13 seconds
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16. Club Championships, Netflix Full Swing and Tampon-Gate

Tori and her co-hosts are in for a fun and exciting episode as they discuss current events and provide their impressions of the popular Full Swing golf show. With their episode being recorded and released soon, they dive right into their discussion of Full Swing, sharing their thoughts on the eight-episode season and their overall first impressions.  In addition to discussing Full Swing, Tori and Alix also delve into their recent club championship and the hot topics surrounding it. The club championship is always a discussion amongst golfers, and the hosts have plenty to say. Finally, the hosts can't resist touching on Tiger Woods' tampon stunt.  [00:00:00] Introduction to today’s hosts [00:01:42] Introduction to today’s topic: Full Swing [00:02:38] Thoughts on women's team championships [00:12:39] Tara and Shannon’s participation in her club championship in 2023 [00:14:46] Tiger Wood’s tampon stunt [00:20:12] Review of the Full Swing show on Netflix [00:27:39] First episode with Justin & Jordan competing against each other. [00:32:45] Brooks Koepka and Scottie Scheffler episode [00:40:44] Ian Poulter episode [00:41:14] Tony Finau’s episode [00:45:07] Joel Damon’s episode [00:51:44] Matt Fitzpatrick’s episode [00:55:05] Thoughts on Dustin Johnson's tight pants [00:56:06] Theegala & Mito’s episode [00:59:54] Rory McIlroy's episode [01:01: 02] Would a non-golfer love Full Swing? [01:03:30] Full Swing’s second season filming in Phoenix Open  Connect with Our Guest: Alix Chesno: Instagram Tara Bateman: Instagram Shannon Shaw: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!  
2/23/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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15. An Outline to Organizing Your Member/Guest with Kim & Leslie

Tori sits down with Leslie Rangel and Kim Eaton. After briefing us on their golf game and a few of their secrets to staying in top shape, Leslie and Kim discuss the ins-and-outs of planning and organizing member-guest tournaments. Key Takeaways ●      (13:10) Know your budget. Once you settle on the number of days you want for the tournament (and verify availability at the pro shop), you’ll want to get clear on your budget. Your budget determines how many spots you’ll pay, the entry fee, meals, and more. Note that the price per day will change depending on the day of the week and the time of year. ●      (21:35) At partner events, you can opt for either the stroke play format or a match play (9-hole matches). Most clubs stick to traditional formats which they’ve run for years. However, you may be able to switch things up for your particular event by making a suggestion with the board. Optionally, you can do what’s called a Horse Race at the end of a game with 10-20 teams taking strict alternating shots on the same hole. ●      (32:34) When determining registration prices, factor in increasing costs. Typically, the use of a country club course is free. But there are cart fees, as well as costs for tee gifts and prizes. Then there’s food, which is often the biggest expense. ●      (37:34) Open registration at least three months in advance, and close around three weeks before the tournament. ●      (41:01) Themes are fun, but they can easily be a time- and money-suck without careful planning. Our favorites for invitationals include casino, rock & roll, gold rush, and springtime. ●      (46:07) You can include parimutuel betting in which players can bet on individual teams to win, place, or show. In Tori’s experience, women don’t usually bet enough money to make it worthwhile. Even if your team wins, you might only walk away with the same amount you bet. ●      (51:47) Get creative with tee gifts and prizes. Our guests’ favorite tee gifts are portable fans and rechargeable hand warmers, water bottles, shoe bags, speakers, and saddle bags. Typical prizes include pro shop credit, gift cards, cash, and merchandise such as bags.  Connect with Our Guest: Kim Eaton: Instagram Leslie Rangel: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
2/20/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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14. Making Your Tournament Schedule and Playing in Bigger Events

Tori sits down with Abe Candelaria III, Adam Walicki, and Erin Groeneveld. Today’s conversation is all about the often-intimidating world of tournament golf. Listen in as our guests offer their best advice on qualifying for the right events and how to prepare for the rounds that matter. They also give their thoughts on the mindset differences between male and female players when it comes to participating in golf tournaments, and how women can better motivate and prepare themselves to qualify for championships. Key Takeaways (8:26) “The way to get better at tournament golf is to play tournament golf,” says Abe. To build up your skill and confidence, particularly at the beginning of your journey, consider joining your local ladies’ or men’s club. The hardest part is getting started, but the only way to improve as a player is to participate in more tournaments. (14:05) Joining an individual event doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to be alone. Sign up alongside whoever you’re most comfortable playing with at partner events to carry that support over. “It’s scary until you do it,” says Erin, but most people who join individual events for the first time end up connecting well with a like-minded community of people who are invested in the same thing they are. (26:52) The U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open have more qualifying sites than all others. The U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur is the least participated despite the fact that there is a great chance of qualifying and playing for these championships. If you’ve been a tournament player for the last five or so years, and you’re willing to take time away from your family for the duration of the championship, you’re ready to qualify. (37:06) Never enter a tournament round worried about your mechanics. For a round that matters, Adam and Abe like to be there 90 minutes in advance, the bulk of that time being spent on the range. Adam focuses on wedge timing around 70% of the time, 20% on irons, and the other 10% on drivers and 3 woods.  Connect with Our Guest: Erin Groeneveld: Instagram Adam Walicki: Instagram Abe Candelaria: InstagramSubscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com
2/16/202344 minutes, 29 seconds
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13. What It’s Like to be on the Road with LPGA Player, Brianna Do

Tori sits down with LPGA touring pro Brianna Do, LPGA caddy Tara Bateman, and Tara’s wife Brandi. Listen in as Brianna reflects on her first professional event, the 2012 U.S. Women's Open, including her experience at Q School as well as the rewards of playing on the Epson Tour as a “stepping stone” to the LPGA Tour. She then shares how she navigated her last 7 years on the LPGA Tour. Brianna also gives her thoughts on finding the right caddy, the importance of getting fitted early, getting sponsors, and how playing in a Pro-Am can make or break your professional career. Key Takeaways ●      (8:31) Having experience playing on the Epson is a great stepping stone to the LPGA Tour. For Brianna, the Epson Tour honed her pace of play while allowing her to make connections with fellow professional women golfers. ●      (12:32) While on conditional status, you can bounce back and forth before the first reshuffle before settling on a tour to stick with. Chase the Monday qualifiers before the first reshuffle. If you don’t make the cut on the LPGA after the first reshuffle, pick one tour to stick with. Play to win at every stage if your goal is to play on the LPGA. ●      (18:19) Not every shot needs to be perfect, and you don’t need to do what everyone else is doing. Listen to your body. You may not need to push yourself to do 18-hole practice rounds on the regular just because you see all the other pros doing them. Also, rather than focusing on the perfect shot, consider the perfect miss instead. ●      (28:32) Minimalism and consistency are key to improving your golf game. You don’t want to spend time wondering whether it’s your club, your swing, or both that are holding you back. Get fitted as early as you can so that you have about a year’s roadmap for skills growth. ●      (41:16) Participating in a Pro-Am Tour may sometimes feel like a necessary evil, but it’s a long-term play. This is for a variety of reasons, including the opportunity to make lasting connections in the world of professional golf. People will remember your Pro-Am rounds.  Connect with Our Guest: Brianna Do: Instagram Tara Bateman: Instagram Brandi Naval-Bateman: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
2/13/202351 minutes, 10 seconds
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12. February’s Quick-9 Questions Including Playing Golf on a Budget

Tori sits down with Babes Golf Founder Alex Andersen, and Dobson Ranch Golf Course instructor Natalie Farahani.  Listen in as Alex and Natalie join us to answer listener questions and give their best tips on playing and planning golf events on a budget, and how to deal with feeling intimidated as a female golfer when entering this new world!  Key Takeaways ●      (8:38) Finding Clubs on a Budget as a Beginner: You don’t need the latest and greatest toys to grow as a player. Sporting goods stores such as Golf Mart in San Diego and 2nd Swing in Arizona can offer you a decent beginner or used set of clubs. You can get by just fine with a wedge, a 7, an 8, and a driver. And while it may not be the most exciting activity, just practicing your putting on a regular basis makes a big difference to your golf game in the long run. ●      (16:02) Lessons on a Budget. A coach doesn’t need to have trained a bunch of pros to be considered high-quality. If you’re on a budget, the best kind of coach is one who you feel comfortable around. More coaches are offering the first lesson for free. Shop around and find the right match, because trust and relatability goes a long way. ●      (21:25) Rounds and Courses on a Budget: Consider joining one of the smaller clubs in your area. They may not have the greatest views, but it isn’t difficult to find reasonable deals relative to what you’ll find at the more prestigious courses. In Arizona, you can get city passes at Encanto 18, Cave Creek, Aguila, Palo Verde, which give you discounts on green fees. ●      (28:16) Hosting Events on a Budget: A growing number of golf courses are eager to see more women on the green. Connecting with these clubs and sharing your vision-mission with them can do wonders when it comes to keeping event costs down. ●      (29:52) Plan early morning or early evening lessons. Most people have to navigate busy schedules to fit golf into their lives. Many golf enthusiasts are moms with full-time jobs. Try looking for coaches that do night training and driving ranges that are open late. Also note that a lot of courses offer junior golf programs. ●      (35:32) In a man’s world, knowing your golf game is vital. It can be really intimidating as a first-timer to begin your golf journey. It’s natural, and everyone goes through it. The best thing you can do is get familiar with the process and your own golf game as soon as possible. When you’re looking at a country club, ask the women there how the culture is before making a decision.  Connect with Our Guest: Alex Andersen: BabesGolf Website | Instagram Natalie Farahani: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]  Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com  Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
2/9/202349 minutes, 33 seconds
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11. Every Shot Must Have a Purpose with Pia Nilsson & Lynn Marriott

Tori sits down with VISION54 co-founders Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson. They are internationally recognized and are the two highest ranked female instructors in America. The pair co-authored four bestselling books, including Every Shot Must Have a Purpose, which we dive into today. Listen in as Lynn and Marriott discuss the philosophy behind VISION54 before diving into four powerful principles for playing better golf: 1) Think small, play big. 2) Anger makes us stupid. 3) Make practice real. 4) Make pressure your friend. Key Takeaways ●      (5:19) “54” is a mindset and a process. Shooting 54 (trying to birdie every single hole in an 18-hole round) is a dream for any player. VISION54 comes down to keeping a mind open to possibilities. Professional golfers are distinguished primarily by a greater awareness of their strengths and gaps. ●      (14:12) Think small, play big. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” Allow yourself to have big and compelling dreams. However, seeing those goals through to fruition starts with the tiniest, seemingly insignificant step. Know the factors that are in your control and those out of your control. ●      (21:42) Anger makes us stupid. Especially heightened emotions, anger included, blind us to perspective and coordination. During those all-too-familiar down moments in a game, the best thing to do is to let the negative emotions pass before making your next decision. Get the tension out of your body by sprinting to the next tee or doing a few jumping jacks. Celebrate all your good shots to raise your positivity all the while. In fact, emotionalizing your outcomes is one thing you can control on the course. ●      (28:18) Make practice real. “There is a big foundational mismatch,” says Pia, “between range culture and the golf course.” Many golfers tend to train the same movements using the same clubs in the same environment, committing them to muscle memory. But the reality is that golf is a game of variables, and no two games will ever require the exact same strategy. Make sure to do all three primary forms of practice regularly: maintenance practice, performance practice, and future practice. ●      (40:27) Make pressure your friend. Downplaying the intensity of the game might not actually be the best strategy. Instead, lean into the pressure, arousal, and adrenaline, if only to be incentivized to stay creative and on your toes.  Connect with Our Guests: Vision54: Website | Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
2/6/202355 minutes, 4 seconds
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10. The Reality of Becoming a Professional Golfer with Betsy Kelly & Leigh Klasse

Tori sits down with Betsy Kelly and Leigh Klasse to do a deep dive into all things women’s professional golf. Listen in as our guests talk about the experience of entering their very first USGA championship, as well as Leigh’s biggest lessons learned after over 60 tournaments and her thoughts on the upcoming USGA tournament on their home turf at Troon North Golf Club. Betsy breaks down the ins-and-outs of Q-School and the expensive reality of traveling for tournaments. Money aside, she discusses what it takes to prepare physically and mentally for tour status with the LPGA. Key Takeaways ●      (13:51) There are three stages to go through in the LPGA Qualifying School (Q-School): Become one of the top 100 out of 300 female applicants, compete for full Epson Tour status (whittling further down to the top 45) and, finally, complete Q-Series to get your LPGA card. ●      (26:06) You don’t make money unless you’re in the top 50 in the world. Women in the LPGA are struggling due to the high cost of participation. Every tournament which involves travel will set you back $2500-$3000 to enter, and there is no guarantee you’ll make that back, even if you’re one of the top golfers in the country. The most savvy players build a support network to have a place to stay in different states. That said, some USGA tournaments do offer the option to stay with a host family. Definitely take advantage of this option if available. ●      (37:42) The LPGA requires you to invest in your own caddy. This is yet another big expense that most players overlook until the last moment. ●      (52:16) There are two types of professional golfers: Those with “tour” status and those who teach professionally for a living.  Connect with Our Guest: Betsy Kelly: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
2/2/202357 minutes, 25 seconds
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9. What to Expect at Golf School with Milo Lines

Tori sits down with golf instructor Milo Lines and golf buddy, Kareen Larson.  Having just experienced two days at Milo’s Golf School, Tori and Kareen share their highs and lows alongside their key takeaways from the program!  Key Takeaways ●      (18:58) Milo’s golf school is for anyone who wants to see lasting changes in their golf game. Over the course of two days, you will get a chance to see where and how you fail, and how to then fill those gaps. Milo wants his students to walk away “with a fairly solid roadmap of where they’re trying to go and how they’re trying to get there.” ●      (26:08) Milo’s best lessons are half-day immersions. This time frame allows you to get the “golf school experience”. One-on-one coaching also helps you uncover your points of failure, learn why you’re failing, and put a plan in place to address those challenges. ●      (30:59) Focus on getting your driving to an A+ level. “You can’t play golf if you can’t drive,” says Milo. “I’ve never met a person who is a really good driver, who is not already a single digit or better. [...] If you’re long and straight, I guarantee you’re a low handicapper.” ●      (39:08) Find an instructor who speaks your language. Great credentials is one thing; the ability to translate that knowledge for you as an individual is another. The best instructor for you is someone who jives with your personality and understands and appreciates your learning style. ●      (41:24) Know your goal before your first lesson. Milo’s most productive lessons come when the student knows exactly what he or she wants out of their time together.  Connect with Our Guests: Milo Lines: Instagram | Milo Lines Golf School Kareen Larson: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/30/202345 minutes, 48 seconds
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8. Inside Look at Being a Country Club and Professional Caddie

Tori sits down with Tara Bateman and Michael Martin to get an inside look at being a country club and professional caddie. After a quick update on their golf game and a look back on their careers, Tara and Michael do a deep dive into the role of a caddie, how they should ideally interact with their players, what to keep (and keep out) of the bag, how they get paid, and best practices for tipping. Key Takeaways ●      (18:32) A forecaddie’s job is to go ahead of golfers to find where balls land, track shots, and discuss strategy for upcoming shots and putts. The group of four rides in a cart while the forecaddie stays one shot ahead on the tee to aid each one. Beware not to “overcaddie”, especially if your player prefers to trust their instincts. The best forecaddies focus on raising the player’s confidence, while respecting pace of play by stepping in to offer advice only when asked. ●      (25:41) When you’re playing golf, play fast and have fun. Even the best players go through that frustrating period halfway through a game where their strategy has fallen apart. Don’t worry about having your golf game judged by your caddie because the reality is that golf is a humbling sport! ●      (32:41) If you’re a newer golfer, “you’re not that good to get that mad”! Get clear on the fundamentals and focus your training around your gaps. Know the typical percentages so that you have perspective on the average and be able to lower your expectations. For example, if you have a putt over 15 feet, you are already in the upper percentile of players in that skill. ●      (34:58) If you want to be sure about how to pay your caddy, just go to the pro shop and inquire. Ask whether you’re paying base-plus-tip or tipping only, and also what’s a good amount to tip. There is no minimum, but anywhere from $20 to $100 is typical. Connect with Our Guests: Tara Bateman: Instagram Michael Martin: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/26/202351 minutes, 14 seconds
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**BONUS** Hanging Out at Torrey Pines with “NewLadyGolfer”, Alissa Kacar

Today we are touching base at Torrey Pines with Alissa Kacar – “NewLadyGolfer”. We chat about how she got started in the game a little over 3 years ago, how she got into Golf Media and what’s going on at the Farmers Insurance Open this weekend at Torrey Pines. Connect with Our Guest: Alissa Kacar: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok Tune in to the Farmers Insurance Open and Golf Life TV Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/25/202322 minutes, 49 seconds
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7. What Does Good Golf Look Like for YOU with Lou Stagner

Tori sits down with Lou Stagner, an Arccos Golf Data Insights Lead, Co-Host of the “Hack It Out Golf” podcast and one of the leading data research analysts on The PGA TOUR. Listen in as Lou explains what good golf looks like, not just on the expert level but also for those with a handicap inching towards average, whether 10 or 20. Key Takeaways ●      (13:08) Hitting fairways is not all that important. In fact, according to Arccos data, fairways hit is roughly the same no matter the skill level. For women, those numbers are roughly between 50% and 54%. The real difference-maker, off the tee, is 1) keeping the ball in play and 2) getting longer, as there is a very strong relationship between your handicap and how far you hit the ball. The biggest problem in golf regarding distance for women is not enough shorter tees. If you have an average distance with a driver of 175 yards, play a course between 4400 and 4600 yards. ●      (19:45) If you really want to understand your performance, focus on strokes gained. Aside from this, look at how many greens in regulation (GIR) you’re hitting. There is a very strong relationship between your skill level and how many greens you hit. ●      (28:02) Fairways hit is not that important. Keeping the ball in play is important. When it comes to greens hit, scratch players are typically around 11, while 10-15 handicaps are around 5. Hitting more greens is absolutely critical, but like tee shots, you have to limit penalty strikes. Avoid bunkers as well. When there is a fairway bunker in play for you off the tee, you are typically better shifting away from that fairway bunker. Sometimes, the most appropriate target is in the rough. Do your best to avoid bunkers, water hazards, and the out-of-bounds. ●      (35:37) It’s important to set the right expectations when it comes to wedge shots. Pick a specific target for every single shot you take, do what you can to land the ball on that target, then accept that the larger your handicap, the higher the area you’ll actually hit. Even the greatest players on the planet hit inside of a big zone with a wedge in their hands, and the gap widens the farther they are from the hole. ●      (47:59) You will only beat your handicap about 20% of the time. If you played a round of golf and had net par, your score would be in the top 20% of all your scores. Regardless, don’t get too focused on outcomes. Net par is a good goal, but consider it after the fact rather than letting the pressure of hitting a number affect your game. ●      (49:24) 10-handicappers average two putts from about 16 feet, which is a number everyone should strive for and is attainable through enough speed control training. As you get closer to the hole, you want to get every single putt past it. For a 10-handicapper, that distance is around 8 feet. The farther you are from the hole, the bigger percentage of putts you want to leave short, in order to get the shortest second shot possible. Connect with Our Guest: Lou Stagner: Twitter | Instagram | Lou Stagner Golf http://arccosgolf.com - use code TTGOLF for a 15% discount. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!  
1/23/20231 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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6. Match Play Championship or Bust!

Tori sits down with friends, Gary and Shannon Shaw, and Marci DuBois. Tori, Shannon, and Marci chat about their recent experience at the 2022 Women's Match Play Championship at Aguila Golf Course in Phoenix. Key Takeaways ●      (19:55) Get used to playing different yardages. It's all-too-common to want to beat yourself up on the course when things aren’t going your way. We’ve all been there, and most players aren’t as “good” as you might think. Once you commit to playing with that mindset, one practical way to fill your gaps as a golfer is to expose yourself to different yardages. Growth really begins once you’re past the initial pain of trying something new. ●      (22:21) Start playing tournaments outside your country club. Similarly, playing in tournaments you are unfamiliar with—in an environment and among people you’re unfamiliar with, doing reps under pressure—will do wonders for you as a golfer. ●      (45:58) There’s always an opportunity to recover during match plays. “Just this year,” says Tori, “I’ve had two experiences where I had three down going into the back nine. I’d say, ‘Okay, I just want to get this over with. I just want to lose and go home.’ But I’ve now had two experiences at match play championships where I was down three going into the back nine, and have actually gone back to win it. It’s totally possible.” Connect with Our Guests: Marci DuBois: Instagram Shannon Shaw: Instagram Gary Shaw: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!  
1/19/202351 minutes, 28 seconds
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5. Which Golf Trip Would Be Best for You?!

BFore Golf//Babes Golf Beginner Golf Event Desert Classic Danzante Bay Invitational Creek Cup at Pebble Beach Girls Gone Golfing to Ireland The Dallas Shootout – More Info Coming Soon! Over 4 years ago I decided that I wanted to start curating the most amazing golf trips and tournaments for women. I wanted it to be real golf with tons of fun and different learning opportunities from all angles. Most of all, I wanted to create a space for a community to come together and connect with other female golfers from around the country. I take pride in my team’s level of communication, attention to detail and high energy throughout our retreats and tournaments. This space is meant to celebrate women’s golf, celebrate our love for the game and give us an outlet to have the most amazing time with new friends and enjoy gorgeous golf courses. I take your investment of money and time seriously and it is my mission to host the best women’s golf events you have ever been to. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/16/202344 minutes, 25 seconds
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4. Golf Beliefs We Are LETTING GO OF in 2023!

On today’s episode, I am joined with our favorite regular, Kim Eaton as we discuss the golf beliefs that we are letting go of in 2023! Be sure to let us know which one resonated with you the most.   Connect with Our Guest: Kim Eaton: Instagram Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com   Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/12/202348 minutes, 23 seconds
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3. 7 Habits I Guarantee Will Make You a Better Golfer with Jon Sherman

Tori sits down with Angela Hurt, as well as Jon Sherman, owner of Practical Golf and author of Amazon bestseller The Four Foundations of Golf. Angela and John fill us in on their golf game and goals for 2023 before breaking down the seven habits guaranteed to make you a better golfer! Key Takeaways (16:45) Habit #7: Practicing with intent. Many golfers go through what John calls “zombie range sessions” on the regular, thinking that the sheer repetition of mindlessly hitting balls hundreds of times will translate to better performance. But golf is about putting thought before, during, and after the shot. Practicing with intent involves considering your target, taking the shot, then assessing and adjusting. Rinse and repeat. (24:40) Habit #2: Choosing smaller targets. Most golfers are too conservative off the tee and too aggressive with their approach shots. A better strategy is to get the ball as far as possible off the tee. From there, aim at the center of the green and club towards the back yardage. (27:57) Habit #3: Growing your grit. Golf is a difficult game and it’s easy to lose your cool if the game isn’t going your way. Angela Duckworth defines grit as “perseverance and passion for long term goals”. For golfers, this means embracing a positive, solution-oriented, and long-term mindset for the game. (32:17) Habit #4: Reviewing your rounds. Make it a point to take five-to-ten minutes after every round going over as many shots as you can. Look for patterns—strategic mistakes, mental mistakes, ball striking, etc.—and figure out how to iron out those kinks for next time. (36:39) Habit #5: Gratitude. In John’s experience, unlike with most other sports, it’s easy to equate being a bad golfer with being a bad person. The best way to combat those feelings? With a healthy, regular dose of gratitude for all the good things that have come into your life through the game of golf. (42:14) Habit #6: Managing your expectations. Without managing our expectations properly, it’s easy to beat ourselves up over every mistake or setback, no matter how small. Golf can bring out the worst of that behavior. Growth and happiness take place when your expectations match your ability. (49:04) Habit #7: Having a process. Have a routine before every shot and use that routine on the practice range as well. Unlike most other sports, golf is a proactive rather than a reactive game. That is, you have around a minute to assess and decide your next move. With a process, you won’t get stuck on the ball during that minute of silence.   Grab a copy of The Four Foundations of Golf Connect with Our Guests: Angela Hurt: Twitter Jon Sherman: Instagram | Twitter | Practical Golf Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori_totlis Website: www.CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/9/202356 minutes, 12 seconds
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2. What is a Handicap Index and Why Do I Need It?

Tori sits down with her sister Alix, the Arizona Golf Association’s Executive Director Joe Foley, and USGA’s Assistant Director of Handicapping Education and Outreach Lee Rainwater. Our guests discuss all things Handicap Index—what it is, how it’s calculated, why all golfers need one, and how to establish your own. Key Takeaways (18:53) A handicap index is a number that represents your potential or demonstrated ability. It’s tremendously beneficial for golfers at any level to have one, whether for competition purposes or simply to ensure fairness on the course when playing with family or peers. Your index measures what you’re capable of shooting, and not necessarily what you end up shooting. It’s a “portable” number which you can take with you course to course, tee to tee.  (26:39) Establishing your handicap index is a simple process. Simply walk into a pro shop and ask for a handicap index to get entered into their system. Download your Golf Handicap Information Network (GHIN) ID along with the GHIN app, input your number, and you can start posting scores right away.  (36:43) You can get a handicap index after as few as three 18-hole scores. Ultimately though, a golfer should achieve 20 18-hole scores and, from there, look at the eight best performances. Your handicap index is based on the average of those eight best performances.  (38:02) If you don’t want to get your handicap from a pro shop, there is another easy option available. If you prefer not to be affiliated with a specific facility, you can go to a state golf association’s website or to the USGA and get a handicap directly online. You will have access to a handicap while not necessarily being affiliated with a particular club. (45:36) Getting your handicap index through the USGA can make your journey to improving your golf game so much more efficient, not to mention more fun. The USGA index is the gold standard that most golfers subscribe to. With the Arizona Golf Association specifically, the cost to maintain your index ranges from $45-$55 a year—and this small investment includes all of the association’s other membership benefits. Get a USGA Handicap Visit the Arizona Golf Association Connect with Our Guests: Alix Chesno: Instagram | Alixandra Collections Joe Foley: LinkedIn | Arizona Golf Association Lee Rainwater: LinkedIn | USGA Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori_totlis Website: www.CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/5/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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1. 5 Things a Beginner Golfer (and Every Golfer) Needs to Know

Today I sit down with Justin Klemballa, Director of Instruction at Paradise Valley Country Club and Forest Highlands Golf Club; Tameka Fox Hartman, Past Board Member at the Arizona Women's Golf Association; and Alex Andersen, Founder of Babes Golf. Tameka and Alex kick off the conversation catching us up on their golf game—along with Justin giving us a few priceless tips—before doing a deep dive into their five best tips that every beginner golfer needs to know! Key Takeaways (19:00) It’s all about the short game. It’s true: Nobody started playing golf because they like to putt and chip. But working on your short game builds a strong foundation, over time, for your full swing. (25:57) Most people aren’t that good. As with starting anything new, it’s easy to be intimidated by those who have more experience than you. At the beginning, everyone looks like a PGA Tour player. On the other hand, in Tori’s words, “I can verify that balls are not going far and they’re going cock-eyed. You’re not the only one!” Justin concurs, saying, “No matter what level you are, there is some really bad golf to be played out there, even on the highest level.” (30:57) When in doubt, ask. No question is stupid in this game. Ask about the rules. Ask about etiquette. Ask about the dress code on certain courses. Ask where the range balls are. Ask where the first tee is. These are all normal questions, and everyone from your foursome to the pro shop staff to the bag room staff will be more than happy to answer any of them. (38:02) Nobody cares about your game. Rather, pace of play is number one. This is easier said than done, of course. But simply being aware about pace of play will help speed up your game. Avoid getting lost in conversation and focus on keeping up with the group in front of you. (44:41) Just pick it up. Nobody has been banned from the game for making a single mistake. Failing to adhere to the dress code the first time around is a lesson to keep in mind for next time. Be open to learning and making mistakes, and you will improve as a golfer.   To see more info on our BabesGolf/BFore Golf Event at Desert Classic, visit: https://www.competeconfidencegolf.com/bforegolf_babesgolf_event Connect with Our Guests: Justin Klemballa: Instagram | Paradise Valley Country Club | Forest Highlands Golf Club Alex Andersen: Instagram | Babes Golf Tameka Fox Hartman: Twitter | Arizona Women's Golf Association   Connect with us on your favorite social platform: Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women’s Golf]   Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori_totlis Website: www.CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
1/2/202357 minutes, 44 seconds