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June 4, 2019
Taking Care of Ol' Mr. 3-Wiggle to Become a Better Putter with Cody Hale of Seemore Putters
692: Cody Hale of Seemore Putters returns to discuss why getting fit for a putter can be as effective as fitting for a driver or full set of clubs. He also provides tips and insights to warming up on the practice putting green before your next round. Our next giveaway is for a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of autoslash.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is June 11, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is part 2 with Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf, this time we’re discussing Extraordinary Putting. Fred is a teaching icon with a legion of dedicated followers across the globe. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode in a couple weeks with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com
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39 min
May 28, 2019
You're Making Golf Harder Than It Needs To Be. Prepping For Your Next Round with Josh Zander
691: Josh Zander at ZanderGolf.com believes that there are 3 things you should understand to become a better golfer. Once you understand those, then you can go into your warmup and practice rounds knowing what to work on to improve. Congratulations to Matt C of Roanoke, VA. He's the winner of our random drawing for Tony Manzoni's online video "The Lost Fundamental”. Our next drawing is for a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Autoslash.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is June 11, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is part 1 of 2 with Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf. Fred is a teaching icon with a legion of dedicated followers across the globe. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com
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38 min
May 21, 2019
Swinging a Golf Club Shouldn’t Hurt! DJ Watts Can Fix That with His Mechanically Correct Swing
690: DJ Watts hits the ball very long, at his intended target, and does it pain free! That’s because he has mastered and teaches what he calls “MCS” or a Mechanically-Correct Swing. He’s studied the swing for years and even though he may not be on the same page as classically trained instructors, his students prefer his results to what they usually hear. Find DJ’s blog and videos at waxgolf.com or on social media @wattsathletix.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, we have a conversation with Jim Delaby on how the average golfer can get into the zone, super zone or no-zone. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com Our next drawing is for Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever”. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is Mary 26, 2019 Midnight PDT.
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40 min
May 14, 2019
Want to Hit a Better Golf Shot? Remember that Your Self Worth is Not On The Line! featuring Jim Waldron
689: Jim Waldron from Balance Point Golf School returns to go beyond the curing your yips to discuss how our egos get in the way to preventing us from achieving lower scores. His mental game approach will have you thinking about how you’re overthinking each shot.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published on Friday, we’re face to face in Pebble Beach with Ben Alexander, the 2004 PGA Teacher of the Year, Northern California Section. You can also listen to Mulligans on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Both this episode and Golf Smarter Mulligans are supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com Congratulations to Tim J of Bolingbrook, IL. He's our winner of his choice of a dozen golf balls, any brand/model, courtesy of TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Our next drawing is for Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever”. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is Mary 26, 2019 Midnight PDT.
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42 min
May 7, 2019
More Pars Makes Golf More Fun. But Is It Possible For You? YES! with Christina Ricci
688: Christina Ricci started playing golf in 2000, and remarkably achieved a 5hcp in only five years. Since then she’s become a dedicated LPGA Certified Teaching professional, has written multiple books , developed numerous training products, contributes to GolfTips Magazine, and has been featured on the Golf Channel. Thanks to a listener suggestion who attended one of her many Make Pars Camps she joins us to talk about chipping, topping the ball, and why teaching women is only slightly different than teaching men. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans we meet Seth Glasco of the SouthPaw Golf Academy, "For Lefties, By Lefties". You can also subscribe to Mulligans on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com Our next drawing is for a dozen golf balls of your choice from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is Mary 12, 2019 Midnight PDT.
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41 min
April 30, 2019
From Adversity to Inspiration to the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Incredible Life of Dennis Walters
687: The World Golf Hall of Fame is inducting seven incredible golfers in 2019, but only one is being honored for high marks of inspiration, not low scores. This week’s guest, Dennis Walters, was paralyzed from the waist-down at the age of 24 following a golf cart accident. He has since dedicated his career to sharing life lessons and inspiring fans and disabled golfers of all ages through golf clinics and special performances at more than 3,000 global appearances.  Golf Smarter Mulligans is now available in Apple Podcasts! This week's episode, published on Friday, is called “What Exactly Golf Course Management Is, and How a GPS Can Enhance it” featuring PGA Master Professional, Tom Tatnall. You can also listen to Mulligans on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Both this episode and Golf Smarter Mulligans are supported by Autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com Congratulations to Scott K or Lakeville, MN! He's our winner of a brand new, customized SeeMore putter, courtesy of SeeMore.com . Our next drawing is for a dozen golf balls of your choice from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is Mary 12, 2019 Midnight PDT.
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42 min
April 23, 2019
Teaching Golf To Women is Different, And It Affects Men... with Jamie Zimron
686: Jamie Zimron, our golf sensei, returns to discuss the difference of teaching women to play golf vs teaching men. Their likes, dislikes, what resonates, and why it’s different then teaching men. And since Jamie is an activist/feminist/licensed psychotherapist/LPGA Certified Golf Instructor/Marshall Arts master/etc, Fred asks her about Tiger’s victory at The Masters and if she can separate her feelings between the golfer and the man. Golf Smarter Mulligans is now available in Apple Podcasts! This week's episode is called “Once You’re On The Course, How to Go Low” featuring Joe Sievers, Director of Golf. You can also listen to Mulligans on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com Golf Smarter Mulligans is also supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Next episode we announce the winner of a brand new, customized SeeMore putter, courtesy of SeeMore.com . Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is April 28, 2019 Midnight PDT.
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45 min
April 16, 2019
Golf Balls 2019! What's New & What's the Best for You featuring Sam Hogan
685: Sam Hogan of TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com returns to update us on what’s new and different about the latest release of the Titleist ProV1 and ProV1x. Also what is the Titleist AVX and who should play that? Costco has finally released their latest Kirkland balls under the radar, and they’re worth looking at for everyone. Since Fred doesn’t have all the best questions, we invite everyone to submit a question about golf balls that’s relevant to your game. Use #golfsmarter or #twoguyswithgolfballs on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Or just send it to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com. Once we have a couple questions, Sam will return to answer them for you. This week on our new Golf Smarter Mulligans podcast our featured interview is with Joe Hallett, the “PGA Instructor of PGA Professional Instructors”. Please keep your eyes open for Golf Smarter Mulligans from your favorite podcast app. You can also hear them on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Discount offer expires 4/1/20 This episode is brought to you by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Enter to win a brand new, customized SeeMore putter, courtesy of SeeMore.com at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019 to win. Deadline for entry is April 28, 2019 Midnight PDT.
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41 min
April 10, 2019
Combine the Best of Your Mental Game & Your Short Game, then Breakthrough to Lower Golf Scores
684: Dr Joseph Parent, author of golf’s best selling mental game book, “Zen Golf” returns to explain how combining your mental game with a fine tuned short game can deliver lower scores than you thought possible. Golf Smarter Mulligans launches this week with episode 1 of Golf Smarter from 2005 with Dr. Joseph Parent! This is a new podcast of your favorite lessons from the first decade of Golf Smarter that are no longer available. Each Friday you’ll get the best golf instruction from your favorite teachers. The best selling golf instruction books were published in 1992 and 1957, so podcast instruction from 2005-2014 can assuredly help to improve your game. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. And FREE shipping! Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! We’re also restarting our regular giveaways! Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019 to win a brand new, customized SeeMore putter, courtesy of SeeMore.com. Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com This episode is brought to you by DraftKings. Download the DraftKings app or go to DraftKings.com before they tee-off at The Masters on Thursday, April 11th and select your golfers! Use code GOLF SMARTER at sign up to play risk-free in your first contest.
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42 min
April 2, 2019
Home of the Valero Texas Open, TPC San Antonio with Dir. of Instruction Greg Hiller
683: Greg Hiller is the Director of Instruction at TPC San Antonio. We meet Greg on the eve of the Valero Texas Open that’s played at TPC San Antonio. For the first time, this event has moved up to the warmup spot for The Masters. Greg once qualified for the US Open and didn’t play as well as he hoped, but he shares what he learned from playing and competing at the highest level. This episode is brought to you by autoslash.com, a free service that finds the best price for your next rental car. Secure the best price for your next car rental at autoslash.com. They’re also the generous provider of a $100 Amazon Gift Cards given away to lucky listeners. Congratulations to this week’s winner, Donald Eldridge of Spencerport, NY. Keep your eyes (and ears) open for our two newest podcasts from SmarterPodcasts.com! Next week we launch Golf Smarter Mulligans. From the archives of Golf Smarter, Mulligans offers the best golf instruction from your favorite teachers. These episodes are no longer available, but still have a lot to offer your game improvement. The best selling golf instruction books were published in 1992 and 1957, so podcast instruction from 2005-2014 can assuredly help to improve your game. This week also launches season three of Radio Baseball Cards. Only about two minutes, these are amazing and entertaining stories as told by the greatest baseball players of the Twentieth Century hosted by the late Hall of Fame Pitcher and announcer, Don Drysdale. Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
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48 min
March 26, 2019
A Golf Destination that May Surprise You: The Alamo City Golf Trail in San Antonio
682: Andrew Peterson; President of the Alamo City Golf Trail in San Antonio, TX, joins us to talk about all the great and affordable options of places to play golf in San Antonio. The Alamo City Golf Trail is a combination of 8 public courses owned by the city. Their flagship course, Brackenridge Park, is also the home of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Andrew shares playing tips for his favorite par 4s, par3, and par5 holes at Brackenridge Park. This episode is brought to you by autoslash.com, a free service that finds the best price for your next rental car. Secure the best price for your next car rental at autoslash.com. They’re also the generous provider of three $100 Amazon Gift Cards that we’re giving away over the next few episodes to lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register. Congratulations to this week’s winner, Ken Cestari of Shrewsbury, NJ. Please vote https://goo.gl/forms/6N0fhCZutMXeD33f1 for the name of our new Golf Smarter podcast coming this spring. Each Friday we’re going to provide you with the best instruction from our archives that are no longer available because podcast distributors only carry 250-300 episodes and we have close to 700! Choose between 6 names that you’ve suggested and stay tuned!! Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
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35 min
March 19, 2019
Handcrafted Customized Putters that Work with Artisan/Engineer Bradley Converse
681: Bradley Putters do more than consistently put the ball in the hole, they tell an intimate story of its owner. Think of a Bradley putter as a fine tuned instrument customized to your exact specs, combined with an heirloom piece of art that can be in your family for generations. Our guest this week is Bradley Converse, a mechanical engineer who spent 10 years designing military equipment to survive nukes (which makes him pretty good at vibrational dynamics), who also has a passion for golf, design, and clearly, science. This episode is brought to you by autoslash.com, a free service that finds the best price for your next rental car. Secure the best price for your next car rental at autoslash.com. They’re also the generous provider of three $100 Amazon Gift Cards that we’re giving away over the next few episodes to lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register. Congratulations to this week’s winner, Bryan Swalley of Centennial, CO. Please vote for the name of our new Golf Smarter podcast coming this spring. Each Friday we’re going to provide you with the best instruction from our archives that are no longer available because podcast distributors only carry 250-300 episodes and we have close to 700! Choose between 6 names that you’ve suggested and stay tuned!! https://goo.gl/forms/6N0fhCZutMXeD33f1 Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
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49 min
March 12, 2019
Our New Golf Mindset: Expect The World. Accept The Results.
680: Jeff Ritter is always a wealth of fabulous information when it comes to the complete package of golf instruction, from mechanics, to nutrition, to the mind-body connection. This week on the Golf Smarter podcast, he returns to provide insights on how we can get back into shape after a long winter for the new golf season. He also is conducting a 2 day golf school in Phoenix at the end of this March. Get more information and sign up at mttperformance.com/programs. If you’re a fan, then make sure to download his MTT (Make The Turn) app (iOS only) in the Apple App Store or at mttgolfapp.com We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners starting next week! Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register. Secure the best price for your next car rental at Autoslash.com This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase.  Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
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36 min
March 5, 2019
The Secret Hazard to Golf Course Closings: Crashing Home Prices with WSJ Reporter Candace Taylor
679: A recent article in the Wall Street Journal shed light on home prices falling 25-50% after a Country Club or Golf Community course closes. Our guest this week is Wall Street Journal reporter Candace Taylor who wrote this investigative piece. We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register. Secure the best price for your next car rental at Autoslash.com While traveling through Uganda over the last two weeks, host Fred Greene was amazed to see a golf course in the district of Mbale. Check out his short video of how he discovered it and what he witnessed from the lone golfer on the course. Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
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44 min
February 26, 2019
Take Ownership Of Your Swing. Now Repeat It! with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
678: Tony Manzoni (RIP) was a great instructor, a great coach, extremely articulate, funny, warm, and a great friend of Golf Smarter. To announce the re-release of his book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” we’re bringing back a couple episodes that got us all hooked on his teaching method. We’re very happy to announce that the book is available again in both paperback ($9.99) and Kindle ($6.99) versions on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. This episode was originally published in October, 2013 as episode #408. We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register.
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34 min
February 19, 2019
One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever. The Lost Fundamental with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
677: After hearing one of our conversations with Tony Manzoni (RIP) Golf Smarter listeners have searched everywhere on the web to purchase his book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” only to come up empty. Previously there were only two places to get the book, our website and Tony’s. So we’re really happy to announce that the book is available again in both paperback ($9.99) and Kindle ($6.99) versions on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. To remind you of how great he was, we’re replaying two of the 14 episodes featuring Tony this and next week. This week was originally published on July 26, 2011 as episode #291. This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase.  We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register.
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39 min
February 12, 2019
The Lost Fundamental Author on Tony Manzoni and His Newest Golf Historical Fiction Novel
676 Paul Cervantes is the co-author of the late Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever”. Paul joins us to announce that the book is once again available! This time you have a choice of either paperback ($9.99) and Kindle ($6.99) versions on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7 Paul will share what his time with Tony and the process of writing the book together. He also has a new historical novel about JJ McDermott, the first American to win the US Open in 1911 and 1912, then disappeared until 1971. It’s only $4.99 on Kindle and is called John J. McDermott & The 1971 US Open. https://amzn.to/2Sddi07 It’s an incredible story that had to be written as fiction but is based on history because there’s so little information about McDermott. We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register.
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42 min
February 6, 2019
In the Recording Studio Where Golf & Rock’n’Roll Collide with 5 time Grammy Winner Val Garay
675: Val Garay is the Grammy-winning music producer behind hits like, “Bette Davis Eyes” with Kim Carnes and “Handy Man,” with James Taylor. Val’s 100 gold and platinum records, nine Grammy nominations with five Grammy wins is only part of his equation. He's also a golf nut like us. In this conversation with host Fred Greene, Val talks about how he started his passion for the game back in 1981 while laying on a beach in Kona, Hawaii, and his many championships at Riviera Country Club, including the 2016 players championship. He also talks about his playing partners from the music industry like John Baruck (Journey), Kenny G, Huey Lewis and others, as well as being a 5-time player as an amateur in the PGA/ATT Golf Classic. This episode is brought to you by AutoSlash.com the best place to get the lowest prices for car rentals. Once you find the car you want, enter it into their system and they will search the web everyday to help you secure the best rate for the car you want to drive on your next trip. They’re also partnering with us to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register and learn more about AutoSlash.com
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40 min
January 29, 2019
PGA Tour Players Stewart Cink, Zack Johnson, Kenny Perry, and Jordan Spieth on Their Mental Game
674: Cary Valentine returns to share his conversations with PGA Tour players at Hawaii's Sony Open. Not a usual reporter, Cary is a mental game coach for a college golf team and he wants know how faith influences the mental game of some of the best players in the world. Included in these conversations are Zach Johnson, Kenny Perry, Stewart Cink, Jordan Spieth, and Aniban Lahiri. Host Fred Greene’s local course, Peacock Gap in San Rafael, CA is the beta site testing a new food mobile drone that offers on-demand food or beverages service delivered to any player on the course. They don’t expect this will replace the usual beverage cart, but those aren’t always available and this can operate whenever the course has players. Watch the short video here at https://youtu.be/oy0lIszidT4 of interviews and footage of the drone in operation. The audio from all new episodes of Golf Smarter are now available at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. This episode is brought to you by TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
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38 min
January 22, 2019
New Golf Rules for 2019: pt2 What Are They and How Do They Impact Us? With Joe Foley of USGA Rules
673: Golf Rules have changed for 2019 and our featured guest is Joe Foley of the USGA Rules Committee. Now that we heard the How and Why, in Part2, we discuss What the new rules are and break some of them down in more detail as implemented by both the USGA and the R&A. A huge congratulations to Adam Long on his 1st PGA Tour victory. Adam , in only his 6th Tour event, sunk a birdie putt on the final hole to beat Phil Mickleson this past weekend at the Desert Classic. Adam was featured on the show when he and Golf Smarter host Fred Greene played together at a Web.com Pro-Am event in 2015. The entire audio is available as podcast episode 498, but it was recorded as a video and can be seen on our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel at https://youtu.be/oLKURrgnjBI This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
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49 min
January 16, 2019
New Golf Rules for 2019: Pt1 The How & Why with Joe Foley of USGA Rules
672: Golf Rules have changed for 2019 and our featured guest is Joe Foley of the USGA Rules Committee. In Part1 of these next 2 episodes, we discuss what the motivation was for implementing new rules and how they were agreed upon with members of both the USGA and the R&A. Host Fred Greene is always encouraging listeners to get in touch to play 18 holes together. Last week he played with a listener who was visiting Northern California from Germany. You’ll hear part of their conversation on the show, but if you’d like to see the video and photos from their round at The Meadow Club in Marin County, CA check it out at https://youtu.be/kE5HKoNHk-E. The audio from all new episodes of Golf Smarter are now available at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
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41 min
January 8, 2019
The 2018 PGA Tour Kinda Annual MattyB Awards
671: The PGA Tour of 2018 was memorable, remarkable, and entertaining. And now that it’s over, it’s time for our annual look at the year through the eyes of radio personality/actor/TV host/podcaster: Matty Blake. This ain’t journalism, it’s just a lot of silly and politically incorrect views of someone who loves golf and everything about it. This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT. This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase.
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56 min
January 1, 2019
Stupid and Outrageous Stories from Unlucky Golfers Treated By a Surgeon with Dr. Michael Young
670: Michael Young, M.D. is just as addicted to golf as the rest of us. Unfortunately he’s seen the darker side of what can happen to golfers that lose their temper or are in the wrong spot at the right time. To start our 14th year of Golf Smarter we’re joined by Dr. Young for a brief visit to share a couple of stories that are fun to repeat…unless it happened to you! One of these stories comes from his new book “The Illness of Medicine: Experiences of Clinical Practice” This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT. If you live in or around San Antonio, TX could you please write to Fred with suggestions of courses to play when he visits for his annual golf buddy spring trip at the end of March 2019? If you'd like to play with Fred while he's there, please let him know when you're available and where you'd like to play! Write to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com
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26 min
December 25, 2018
Use this Augmented Reality App on Your New Phone to Radically Increase your Green Reading Skills with Ryan Engle
669: Reading greens can be the most frustrating and aggravating element in golf. How many times have you said “I didn’t see that break” or “That broke a lot different than what I saw!”? No more! The Golf Scope AR App on your new phone will read the green and show you the exact break to make any putt. Our guest this week is the founder/CEO/developer Ryan Engle who walks us through the application and how to make it work for you. Currently it’s only available for iPhone, but the Android version is coming out in 2019. There’s also a VR version on the horizon! There’s a link on our blog at GolfSmarter.com/golfscope of a short video showing our random selection and a final message of the year from Fred. !!!Congratulations to Tom Oliver of Hoover, AL!! Tom has won our last prize of the year, an over the phone fitting and a new customized Seemore Putter courtesy of seemore.com, CEO Jim Grundberg, and Director of Tour Operations, Cody Hale…thanks so much for your generosity!  This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.. This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase.
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49 min
December 18, 2018
Getting Fitted for a Putter Could Have Greater Impact than a Golf Club Fitting... with Cody Hale
668: Cody Hale Director of Tour Operations for Seemore putters is this week’s guest. As we prepare to give a customized Seemore Putter as our weekly giveaway Grand Prize, host Fred Greene invited Cody to tell us more about “RifleScope Technology”, the benefits, and unique designs of Seemore Putters. If you might win a Seemore Putter next week, then you’ll definitely want to watch the interview from the Seemore Studio at https://youtu.be/mtYJ-xj2KN4 Registration to win a Seemore Putter is open till Midnight PT/3am ET Sunday, December 23 at golfsmarter.com/giveaway. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  This is your last chance to register to win our final prize to be announced on the episode of December 25, 2018. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. The final deadline to register is this Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Midnight PT/3aET.  This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
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52 min
December 11, 2018
To Play Better Clear Your Mind and Don’t Play “Golf Swing” Just “Play Golf” with Ian Clark
667: Ian Clark is a golf instructor just outside of London who quotes instructors he hears on Golf Smarter to his students. Over the years he’s found the Golf Smarter podcast as a great resource to learn more about other instructor’s philosophies to teach the game. In this Skype conversation, Ian talks about achieving consistency, if lifting your head is really a problem or not, and that “contact is king”. There are only two more prizes left in our weekly giveaway, so make sure you check out the updates to our prizes including a year long subscription to Decade Golf, and finally on December 25 we’ll announce the winner of a customized Seemore Putter! Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
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40 min
December 4, 2018
Smarter Golfers Play Better When They Think Like a Golf Course Architect
666: Tripp Davis practices golf architecture with an unparalleled passion for being a craftsman and a golfer. He approaches design, renovation, and restoration of golf courses around the world by challenging the visual effect of the game through architecture and strategic details. In his return to Golf Smarter, he and host Fred Greene discuss the state of golf course development around the world, whether he designs for amateurs or the Tour, and how thinking like an architect would improve every round for every golfer. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Suwat P of Pleasant Hill, CA who just won our Golf Smarter Championship Toolkit. There are only two more prizes left in our weekly giveaway, so make sure you check out the updates to our prizes including a year long subscription to Decade Golf, and finally on December 25 we’ll announce the winner of a customized Seemore Putter! Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG.com! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
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46 min
November 27, 2018
The "Decade" Golf App Removes Emotion from Your Decision Making Process
665: Stats. Friend or Foe?  For those who want to take guesswork out of course strategy there’s a proven system that combines shot patterns and scoring data to optimize your target selection, improve your golf performance, and lower your scores. If you’ve been a listener for awhile, then you’ve heard multiple guests tell host Fred Greene that he has to get Scott Fawcett of the Decade Golf System App on the podcast. Scott doesn’t disappoint in this longer than usual episode that covers Scott's fascinating history and how the app can help golfers of every skill level.  WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Jim C of Dallas, TX who just won the five books from author and long time Golf Smarter listener, Richard E Todd. There are only three more prizes left in our weekly giveaway, so make sure you check out the updates to our prizes including our exclusive Golf Smarter Championship Toolkit, a year long subscription to Decade Golf, and finally on December 25 we’ll announce the winner of a Seemore Putter! Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Click here for this week's incredible Holiday Shopping deals.
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53 min
November 20, 2018
7 Important Habits of Highly Effective Golfers with Jon Sherman
664: Golf Smarter isn’t just the name of this podcast, it’s how we play! This week author Jon Sherman, of “101Mistakes All Golfers Make” comes on to break down his recent article “7 Important Habits of Highly Effective Golfers”. This isn’t a lot of new information for Golf Smarter listeners, but a great reminder and recap of all the issues we discuss regularly on this podcast. It’s great to be reminded of what we need to excel and the game we love. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Vince M of Ithaca, NY who just won an online low back pain assessment from lowbackpaincenter.com and Thomas Malchow. There are only four more prizes left in our weekly giveaway, so make sure you check out the updates to our prizes including our exclusive Golf Smarter Championship Toolkit and a year long subscription to Decade Golf. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Click here for this week's incredible Holiday Shopping deals. This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase.
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56 min
November 13, 2018
This Golf Aid Helped Major Winners Rose, McIlroy, & Spieth! It Can Help You!
663: Martin Chuck is a phenomenal instructor and the inventor of some of the most popular golf training aids ever created. Nearly 200,000 golfers around the world use the Tour Striker clubs, and without any requests or sponsorship deals, the Tour Striker SmartBall is regularly used by a significant number of Tour players, including Major winners Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Graham McDowell, Darren Clark, and Jimmy Walker. In this episode we discuss getting online lessons, the value of training aids, and having one club in your bag that you hate! WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Alex P of Tempe, AZ who just won an online lesson from Martin Chuck of TourStriker.com Each week we’re giving away a different prize including free online lessons, a SeeMore putter, and more. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  This Sunday, watch @Golf Smarter Facebook Live and follow @GolfSmarter on Instagram as our four winners: Gary McCormick of San Jose, Scott Duffy of Milpitas, Conrad Branson of Greenbrae, and Edward Spurr of Sacramento, and their "caddies" all join host Fred Greene for Topgolf Crush in San Francisco's AT&T Park. That's live on Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:10aPT / 1:10pET. This episode is brought to you by our newest sponsor TWG! Click here for this week's Black Friday / Cyber Monday incredible deals. This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase.
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48 min
November 6, 2018
How to Assess & Increase Your Golf Swing Speed with TPI Instructor Chris Finn
662: Chris Finn has just presented 2+ years of research at TPI's annual World Golf Fitness Summit. After studying amateur golfers between ages 10-68, he and his team at Par4Success.com have established the top three tests related to swing speed. If you’re interested in increasing your swing speed up to 50%, depending on your age, in only 12 weeks, then you will find this interesting and helpful. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Michael R of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada who just won an online lesson from Mark Durland of DurlandGolf.com. Each week we’re giving away a different prize including free online lessons, a SeeMore putter, and more. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  Congratulations to Gary McCormick of San Jose, CA! He is our first listener to confirm he's joining us for Topgolf Crush in San Francisco, can’t wait to meet you! Hey Kenneth Cestari of Shrewbury, NJ, Conrad Branson of San Francisco, Steven Hollar from Stanley, NC, you each have till 5pPT, Monday, November 12 to RSVP. If you can’t make it or don't RSVP, your space will be forfeited. Prizes are not transferable. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Thank you so much for your tax deductible donations to the Tony Manzoni Memorial Golf Smarter fund. Tony Manzoni passed away on 10/13/18. This fund for The First Tee of Coachella Valley benefits the children in the Palm Springs, Palm Desert greater area. For details please visit golfsmarter.com/tony to learn more, make donations, and visit many articles, tributes, podcasts, and videos that have featured Tony.
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40 min
October 30, 2018
Helping Golfers Eliminate Lower Back Pain with Thomas Malchow
661: Thomas Malchow founded the Low Back Pain Center and has helped Olympic and Professional athletes. Learn causes and triggers that contribute to low back pain for golfers. Thomas provides online consultations and assessments and has contributed one for an upcoming Golf Smarter weekly giveaway prize.  This is the final week to enter for a spot at Topgolf Crush! 4 winners will join Fred Greene in San Francisco on Sunday, 11/18/18 to hit balls and more at AT&T Park. Deadline to enter is this Midnight, Sunday, 11/4/18. Prizes are not transferable. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Restrictions apply. Details and registration at golfsmarter.com/topgolf. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Brian H of Hartland, WI who just won two books on Peak Performance from Scott Ford. Each week we’re giving away a different prize including free online lessons, a SeeMore putter, and more. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. Some restrictions apply, see details at golfsmarter.com/giveaway.  Thank you so much for your warm thoughts and tax deductible donations to the Tony Manzoni Memorial Golf Smarter fund. Tony Manzoni passed away on 10/13/18. Any size donation is greatly appreciated, because It only takes $140 to give a child a scholarship that includes: • Three 8-week sessions of lessons and one free Summer Camp • Unlimited Access to the First Tee of Coachella Valley facility. • Free course play • 1 bucket of balls per child, per day • Equipment use including golf clubs…and more! Please visit golfsmarter.com/tony to learn more, make donations, and review articles, tributes, podcasts, and videos that have featured Tony.
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40 min
October 23, 2018
When Lag Putting, Learn to Isolate Your Attention Into These Three Zones
660: Mark Durland of durlandgolf.com and Naples Grande Golf Club in Naples, FL has been named to the Golf Top 100 Teachers in America and a 2015 Golf Digest Best Teachers of Florida. He has a really useful tip on improving your distance control for lag putting by breaking each putt into three zones which is the subject of this week's conversation.  WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Alan M of Florence, OR who just won an online lesson courtesy of Josh Zander of zandergolf.com Deadline to enter our weekly prize giveaway at golfsmarter.com/giveaway is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  We're also giving away 4 spots at Topgolf Crush for those who are in or will be in the San Francisco area on 11/18/18. Winners will join Fred Greene to hit balls, receive gifts, and have some fun at AT&T Park. Deadline to enter is Sunday, 11/4/18. If selected and you can’t make it, your space will be forfeited. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Restrictions apply. Details and registration at golfsmarter.com/topgolf. To follow up on our recent announcement that our great friend and teacher, Tony Manzoni passed away on 10/13/18. We have set up a Tony Manzoni Memorial Golf Smarter Fund with the First Tee of Coachella Valley. All tax deductible donations will benefit youth golf in the Palm Springs/Indio County area of Southern California. We have been assured that all donations will support programs, equipment, in-school and after-school programs so that more children can also learn golf’s inherent values. We have setup a page at golfsmarter.com/Tony to make donations and it will also feature articles, tributes, podcasts, and videos that have featured Tony.
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40 min
October 16, 2018
Common, Correctable Golf Mistakes On the Course, and With Your Club Selection
659: Josh Zander, a Golf Top 100 Teacher in America returns to discuss common mistakes that we all see and make on the course and in our club selection. In this episode he also discusses what his online lesson entails and what you get from it. To register your name go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Vince S of Windsor, CO who just won a set of ShoeTips thought reminders courtesy of ShoeTips.com Each week we’re giving away a different prize including free online lessons, a SeeMore putter, and more. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  We're also giving away 4 spots at Topgolf Crush for those who are in or will be in the San Francisco area on 11/18/18. Winners will join Fred Greene to hit balls, receive gifts, and have some fun at AT&T Park. Deadline to enter is Sunday, 11/4/18. If selected and you can’t make it, your space will be forfeited. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Restrictions apply. Details and registration at golfsmarter.com/topgolf. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Get 20% off your first order at MackWeldon.com with “GolfSmarter” at checkout. It’s with great sadness that our great friend Tony Manzoni passed away on 10/12/18. We'll be forever grateful for his warmth, insights, and friendship. Hear Tony on episodes 251, 254 (republished as #617), 291, 328, 408, 409, 437, 438-39, 456, 457, 594, 595, and 613. Thank you Tony. We’ll miss you.
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53 min
October 9, 2018
TopGolf Crush is Coming to A BallPark Near You..and me! with the SF Giants
658: Topgolf has taken the golf industry by storm, introducing more new golfers to the game than any other program developed. They have a new weekend pop-up program in the USA called Topgolf Crush at various ballparks and stadiums. In this episode we speak with Jeehae Lee of Topgolf and Joey Nevin of the SF Giants about their partnership for Topgolf Crush for a weekend this November. Sounds like fun? Here’s your chance to play there on Sunday November 18! Four lucky listeners will join Fred Greene to hit balls, receive gifts, and have some fun at AT&T Park. Deadline to enter is Sunday, November 4. Winners announced that week. If selected and you can’t make it, your space will be forfeited. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Restrictions apply. Details and registration at golfsmarter.com/topgolf.    WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Scott J of Mount Barker, South Australia. Scott has won an online lesson from Patrick Parrish, 2016 NCPGA Teacher of the Year.  Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, and more. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner at GolfSmarter.com to enter and win. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode is brought to you by Peter Millar. Use this link at PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out my favorite Peter Millar styles and to receive complimentary shipping and a free golf cap!
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47 min
October 2, 2018
Elevate Yourself To Lower Your Scores with the Golf Sensei, Jamie Zimron
657: Jamie Zimron, our Golf Sensei returns to talk about the importance of positive energy in making yourself a better golfer. Don’t berate yourself up by focusing on “What am I doing wrong”, to get much better results focus on “What am I doing right?!” Jamie is available to all Golf Smarter listeners for face-to-face or online lessons. Find out more at KiAiGolf.com, writing to her at jamie@KiAiGolf.com, or she’ll take your call at 760-492-GOLF (4653).    WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Dean K of Columbia, SC. Dean has won an online lesson from Jamie Zimron. Our next prize is another online lesson, this time with 2016 NCPGA Teacher of the Year, Patrick Parrish (episode 652). Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Tommy John. Head over to TommyJohn.com/golfsmarter for 20% off your first order of the most comfortable men’s and women’s underwear you’ll ever wear.
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46 min
September 25, 2018
The Only Legal Golf Club Designed For Amateurs That Corrects Ball Flight
656: Dean Knuth, retired inventor of the USGA’s Rating/Slope system, is also scientist/tinkerer who has created Drivers/Fairway Woods/Hybrids that allow amateur golfers to get the ball in the air more often, go straighter and farther than most other brands. The technology utilized is called the 3 Trampoline effect that is now legal according to USGA specs. The wild thing is that these High Heat 257+ are the ONLY clubs on the market with this adjustment specifically for mid-high handicap golfers. We’ve heard about these clubs on previous episodes, but now the new line is available for purchase. Golf Smarter listeners get a 15% discount on all three of these models when you answer “where’d you hear about us?” with “golfsmarter” when checking out at HighHeatGolf.com. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to John Stevens of Westminster, CO. Stephen has won a custom fit 3, 5, or 7 High Heat 257+ Fairway Wood…his choice courtesy of HighHeatGolf.com. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
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50 min
September 18, 2018
Your Instincts Will Never Let You Putt Too Far with Henrik Jentsch
655: Henrik Jentsch is a disciple of Geoff Mangum, is a certified Putting Zone instructor, and has been a Golf Smarter listener for more than a decade. “I’m able to pass along the information I get from your instructors to my students!”  He followed the weekly request to reach out to our host by suggesting another interview subject. But Fred quickly realized that Henrik had a lot of valuable information to provide and was invited to be on the show from Germany.  He provides a lot of great information on calibrating a green for your stroke and a couple of helpful drills. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Alan G of Venice, FL. Alan has won the leather cover and 5-pack courtesy of Ray Campbell  of GolfSteady.com that we heard about last episode. You can secure one of these very cool packages for yourself at a significant discount. Instead of the usual $99, you can get the Leather Cover and 5-Pack of Golf Steady v2.0 for only $64.95 with coupon code “golfsmarter”.  Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
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44 min
September 11, 2018
A Battery Free Tool to Help You Make Better Shot Decisions on Every Golf Hole
654: So many golf shots by amateurs are lost because of poor club choices. It’s lack of preparation that leads to the wrong decisions. That’s why you see pros refer to that leather book in their back pockets many times during a round. Now there’s a battery-free, app-free, and internet-free (yes, it's pen/pencil & paper) tool that gives you a competitive edge on unfamiliar courses. The combination of Golf Steady 2.0 along with the free Google Earth Pro will help you make informed decisions from tee to green. Our guest is Ray Campbell who is offering the Leather Cover and a 5-pack of Golf Steady v2.0, usually $99.95 for only $64.95 for Golf Smarter listeners with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at GolfSteady.com.   Or you can win this package next episode by registering right now at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway! WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Temet P of San Diego, CA. Temet has won an hour long online lesson with Jim Waldron of Balance Point Golf Schools. Hear more on episode 653.  Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
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42 min
September 4, 2018
The Yips Never Happen Without a Ball! The Root Causes & Fixes for the Golf Yips
653: Jim Waldron, The Yips Whisperer of Balance Point Golf schools returns to share his globally recognized specialty: The Yips. Jim has successfully helped scores of golfers to overcome their chipping, pitching, putting, and full swing yips issues, which is why he continues to be featured on Golf Smarter. In this episode he breaks down the root causes of the Yips and explains how to eliminate them from your mind and your game! Jim also offers to giveaway an hour lesson to a Golf Smarter listener via Skype chat after you send him a video of your swing. Enter now to win at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway! WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Heidi Z of Christiana, PA. Heidi has won a Live Remote Coaching Session to increase her flexibility and strength courtesy of Katherine Roberts of YogaForGolfers.com from episode 651.  Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
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51 min
August 28, 2018
The Four Principles of Correct Putting with Patrick Parrish
652: Patrick Parrish, 2016 NCPGA Teacher of the Year returns to share the four principles of CORRECT putting, in addition to providing us with tips and drills on how to improve our short game.  WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Wayne M of Lindell Beach, BC, Canada. Wayne has won “The 8 Champion Personality Traits for Golf” Assessment, a 1/2 hour review, and professional advice courtesy of Jon Stabler, of GolfPsych.com from episode 649.  Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
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43 min
August 21, 2018
Yoga For Golfers to Improve Your Golf Game and Your Life with Katherine Roberts
651: Katherine Roberts, returns after a long hiatus from Golf Smarter to remind us about the importance of flexibility. Katherine is a pioneer and leader in the field of yoga-based fitness for golf. Her unique and highly effective approach blends yoga, science, and proprietary golf-specific conditioning strategies into one powerful methodology she calls Yoga For Golfers. Katherine is a regular contributor on the Golf Channel and Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio. Among her many appearances across a number of The Golf Channel’s prominent TV shows, she co-hosted a show with Roger Fredericks based on her second book, Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes.  Golf Smarter host Fred Greene appeared on an episode as one of her test dummies. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Eric B of Apex, NC. Eric has won a set of ShoeTips thought reminders. If you’d like to get one for yourself or as a gift, Golf Smarter listeners get 25% your order at ShoeTips.com.  Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway to enter. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Tommy John. Head over to TommyJohn.com/golfsmarter for 20% off your first order of the most comfortable men’s and women’s underwear you’ll ever wear.
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37 min
August 14, 2018
Strong vs Weak Grip. What’s the Difference and Which is Best for You
650: Tom Sims is Director of Golf at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, CA. Silverado, a Troon managed course, is home to the Johnny Miller Academy and hosts the Safeway Open PGA Tour Stop. Tom is a well seasoned teaching veteran and in this episode he provides insights on Johnny Miller’s Top 10 Tips and explains the difference between a weak grip and a strong grip, and how each can impact your ball flight. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Sharon F of Franklin, TN. Sharon has won a free online lesson from former Tour player and guest on episode 646; Roger Gunn, PGA. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener.  Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
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42 min
August 7, 2018
"The 8 Traits of Champion Golfers" How to Fine Tune Your Mental Game
649: Jon Stabler and his partner at GolfPsych.com have conducted comprehensive personality assessments of more than 400 Tour players and have come up with a report and book they call “The 8 Traits of Champion Golfers: How to Develop the Mental Game of a Pro”. 21 of their clients have combined for 31 Major victories and Jon tells about shares the path to success for those players, including Gary McCord. As they say on their website, “Golf is a unique blend of physical skill and mental fortitude. Swing training and short game training can only get you so far.” This is a longer than usual episode at about an hour, but I’m confident that you will get tremendous value from his insights. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to our first winner David P of Ellettsville, IN. He’s won 3 audiobooks courtesy of Dr. Joseph Parent: “Zen Golf”, “Zen Putting”, and “Golf: The Art of the Mental Game”. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re going to do a random drawing and give away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
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62 min
July 31, 2018
The Perfect Putting Grip and Putting Myths That Will Change Your Perspective.
648: Pat O’Brien, putting coach to Zach Johnson, Payne Stewart, KJ Choi, Stewart Cink, Vaughn Taylor, and Kelly Craft returns for part two of our conversation on putting. This time we dig into Pat’s instruction on how to have the perfect putting grip by getting the club into your fingers, not your palms. And there are a number of putting myths that so many of us believe to be true, but are not really aware of how they can be leading to extra strokes. After watching round 3 of the Open Championship at Carnoustie this year, we were witness to some amazing putting prowess by Zach Johnson. So we invited CEO of SeeMore putters, Jim Grundberg, to return to share what it felt like to see Zach shine with his SeeMore putter. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Starting this week and running through the end of 2018, we’re going to do a random drawing and give away a prize each week to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
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51 min
July 24, 2018
With Students Like Zach Johnson and KJ Choi, this Teacher Knows Putting
647: Pat O’Brien has been the putting coach for Payne Stewart, Zach Johnson, KJ Choi, Stewart Cink, Vaughn Taylor, and Kelly Craft to name just a few. He’s also a brand ambassador for SeeMore putters. Did you happen to notice the amazingly long putts that Zach Johnson sunk on Saturday at this year’s Open Championship at Carnoustie? Yes, he’s still using a SeeMore putter! In the first of two episodes with Pat, we learn the history of how he became the caddy, putting coach, and close friend of Payne Stewart, why he chose to coach over being a Tour Pro, and why he is such a big fan of the SeeMore putters. In episode 644 with Dr. Joe Parent, he mentioned ShoeTips as a way to stay focused on only one or two swing thoughts during your round. The folks at ShoeTips.com have made a generous offer of 25% off your purchase with the checkout code “golfsmarter”. I’ve used them a couple times now, and they definitely have saved me some strokes. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
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41 min
July 17, 2018
When You’re Playing the Next Shot, You Better Be Present, Focused and Committed
646: Roger Gunn, PGA returns to discuss his love of practice and what he does on the range vs how he warms up before a round. We also talk a lot about putting, drills, apps (HUDL Performance) and more. He shares a crazy story of when he was had a late teetime for the US Open so he took his time getting to the course. Just before he arrived, he realized that his favorite putter was back at the house. If there’s anything that can test your mental game, it’s feeling rushed at the first tee. Roger invites you to follow him on Instagram at RogerGunnGolf or his YouTube channel is "gunnsmoke". In the beginning of the episode we talk about a product that Roger endorsed years ago that I've been using for a long time. It's called Check-Go sweetspot finder and it finds the centrifical center of the ball and allows you to put a line right on the true equator of the ball for a better roll.
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45 min
July 10, 2018
A Unique Golf Ball Striking Method to Hit a Nice Tight Draw EVERYTIME
645: Jim Venetos has developed a substantial following of golf students and YouTube subscribers with what some consider one of the most unique ball striking methods being taught today. It starts with “Stillness” and results in a nice, tight draw right where you want the ball to go. As if you’re starting from the top of your golf swing, Jim puts you in a closed stance and works with you in person or via video analysis so that you can succeed. And once you’ve got all the tools needed to make corrections on your own, you graduate and play better golf. In this episode we discuss the benefits of “stillness” and how to apply his teachings in your short game and putting as well. Find Jim and sign up for his help at jimvenetosgolfacademy.com
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40 min
July 3, 2018
If You Enjoyed Golf More, You'd Play Better Not the Other Way Around
644: Dr. Joseph Parent, best-selling author of the most popular book on golf’s mental game “Zen Golf: Mastering The Mental Game” makes his twelfth appearance on Golf Smarter. (Check out his other incredibly helpful interviews on episodes #1,70, 77, 221, 222, 300, 331, 332, 382, 383, 521). He’s been the mental coach for numerous PGA and LPGA Tour players including Vijay Singh and Cristie Kerr in addition to countless up and coming golfers. If he can help the best players in the world on their mental approach to better golf, imagine what he can do for you. And this episode doesn’t disappoint. We talk about how reacting to your shot has an impact on your next one, the pre-shot and post-shot routines, putting, and his exclusive PARR approach to golf “Preparation. Action. Response to Results”. These are my favorite types of interviews because they can have an immediate impact on your next round, whether you’re practicing a lot or only hit balls when you play. He also introduces us to a fun new mental game golf product called Shoe Tips   This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
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46 min
June 26, 2018
DO NOT Buy Golf Balls Till You Hear This Conversation with Sam Hogan
643: TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com sells premium used golf balls at the lowest prices. These balls aren’t those you find in the woods, either. Every ball is hand inspected and graded into 3 categories: Eagle; Birdie; Par. Eagle grade are basically brand new balls, but may have a logo on them. How clean are they? Let’s define a “used” golf ball…Pull a brand new, expensive ball out of the sleeve. Tee it up and swing. THAT’S now a used golf ball. This week’s conversation is with Sam Hogan, one of the founders of this company that also donates a portion of their sales to Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation.  At the time of this writing, a new box of Titleist Pro V1 on golfballs.com is $48. twoguyswithballs.com sells them for $24. And for a new box of 2015 Pro V1 (you’ll learn the difference here) is only $19!! SAVE an additional 15% on any purchase from twoguyswithgolfballs.com at checkout with code “golf smarter 15”, and that includes balls or any of their membership clubs. These are savings you can’t afford to miss. Tell all your friends about the discount. And please make sure that they also check out the podcast!
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60 min
June 19, 2018
Golf is Like Blackjack. You Need a Strategy If You Want to Succeed!
642: Many golf pros prefer a playing lesson over driving range lessons. This gives them a chance to see how you handle yourself in difficult situations and get a better sense of your thought process on the course. In this week’s episode we talk to Grant Shafranski from his base in Minneapolis. Grant takes us through a couple of holes with an imaginary average player and shares his insights from tee to green on how to make better decisions that will help lower scores. He also provides tips on how to get close to the hole from around the green. You can find the Grant Shafranski Golf Academy page on Facebook or he teaches at the North Oaks Golf Club in the greater Minneapolis area. The episode we teased last week about golf balls is going to be next week. So DO NOT buy any golf balls until you listen to episode 643 with Sam Hogan. You'll learn more about the best ball for your game and how to save a LOT of money in the process.
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41 min
June 12, 2018
Payne Stewart Had His Greatest Putting Season with a SeeMore Putter, You Can Too
641: The iconic image of Payne Stewart winning the 1999 U.S. Open is etched into our collective golf memories forever. Did you know that he only won twice on the Tour between his 1991 and 1999 US Open victories? One of those wins was also in 1999, which is the year he switched to a SeeMore putter. SeeMore was also the winning putter for both of Zach Johnson’s Majors at the 2007 Masters and his incredible clutch putting performance at the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews. SeeMore can help you too because of their patented RifleScope Technology (RST) which allows you to set up to the putter perfectly each and every time in relation to your intended target line. Our guest is the CEO of SeeMore, Jim Grundberg who talks about the history and design of the putter and how it’s heaven sent for amateur golfers. Tell them Golf Smarter sent you at SeeMore.com and get a free hat or t-shirt. Pay only $25 to have your initials etched in your new SeeMore putter (normally $40).  This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
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48 min
June 5, 2018
Insights on Improving Your Uphill & Downhill Golf Shots for Links Style Courses
640: This week we go up to the coast to play Ocean Dunes Golf Links in Florence, OR. Our guest is Bob Rannow, PGA, a native of Oregon who has been teaching and working in his home state since he was 14. Bob gives us an overview of Oregon coastal courses and get a TeeTour of Ocean Dunes Golf Links. The second half of our conversation covers his tournament history and tips and insights to play better at links style courses. If you’d like to see photos of Ocean Dunes, there’s a video from the first part of our conversation on our GolfSmarterTV channel. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Fred answers a question about trying the new High Heat 257+ clubs from KnuthGolf.com (episode #637). Once Fred receives his review clubs from Knuth Golf, he’s going to take them to his favorite club fitter, Nick Manzano (episode #405), and put them up against his Callaway XHot Driver, 4 wood, and Ping Hybrids on the trackman computer system to see if these clubs do go farther and straighter than clubs that were fit specifically for Fred’s game. Fred and Nick did a video of a fitting that is one of the most popular videos at GolfSmarterTV If you have a question for about your game, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
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48 min
May 29, 2018
Bandon Dunes Should Be On Your Golf Bucket List, But There’s More in Oregon.
639: Golfers who love to travel say that the Bandon Dunes Resort of courses on the Oregon coast rival the legendary courses of the UK.  But for those who are a little more budget conscious there are still plenty of fabulous options throughout the state of Oregon. From Portland, to Eugene, playing the Coast, to Bend and back to Medford/Klamath Falls. The courses that populate Oregon are not only challenging and beautiful, they have tremendous history too. In this week’s episode we learn more about Oregon golf from Casey Mills, curator of OregonCourses.com who shares stories and tips on where, and when, to play in Oregon. We’re taking a break from the Golf Smarter Academy this week to give Tony Manzoni a well needed rest. If you have a question about your game, let us help! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
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38 min
May 22, 2018
Your Golf Swing Will Improve When You Stop Thinking About It with Josh Zander
Josh Zander made a big impression with Golf Smarter listeners last October (2017 episodes #607 & #608) when he allowed us to record his short game clinic. We also have some really good videos on our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel from that clinic. “Getting Your Golf Pitch Shot Up in the Air” and “Block Practice vs Situation Practice”. In this episode our conversation is on Distance & Direction from both the fairway and the green. He also has some great drills to improve your long lag putts. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Fred from CA isn’t sure if getting fitted for a putter is as valuable as a regular club fitting. If you have a question for about your game, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
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41 min
May 15, 2018
Dean Knuth on the All New High Heat 257+ Golf Drivers/Fairway Metals/Hybrids
637: Dean Knuth, the Pope of Slope, first introduced us to his retirement project back in 2016. Now, the High Heat Drivers, Fairway Woods, and Hybrids just got hotter! In 2016 the USGA permitted a conforming golf face to have a much higher “trampoline” effect, known as CT, on the toe and heel of the club face so that you don’t lose any distance or accuracy with mishits. Get all the details at KnuthGolf.com and make sure you take advantage of our exclusive discount! Save 15% when you let them know at checkout that you heard about the new High Heat 257+ clubs on Golf Smarter! This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Allen from Atlanta is struggling with hitting the ball of the toe of the club and wants advice from Tony. Maybe he should get that 15% discount on a couple new High Heat 257+ clubs that we just discussed on the episode! If you have a question for Fred, Tony, or any other past Golf Smarter guests, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
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40 min
May 8, 2018
Clubface Position or Swing Path. Which is Better for Fixing Ball Flight Issues
Rob Labritz is the Director of Golf at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, NY who has competed in five PGA Championships. He’s also made routine appearances on the Golf Channel. In his conversation with host Fred Greene, Rob has fabulous advice on correcting common amateur problems like hooking and slicing. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Dustin from Canada has a detailed question on his setup and swing with his driver. If you have a question for Fred, Tony, or any other past Golf Smarter guests, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
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40 min
May 1, 2018
Tony Jacklin: World Golf Hall of Famer on his New Thriller Novel “Bad Lies"
Tony Jaklin was the most successful British player of his generation, winning two Majors, and four time European Team Ryder Cup Captain. But now in his 70s he’s trying something new. Along with Shelby Yastrow, Tony has co-authored “Bad Lies: A Story of Libel, Slander, & Professional Golf”. We talk to Tony about his career and this really compelling book. Shelby, a retired attorney joins us to complete the conversation.  The book is being released on the same day as this podcast, so get your copy now! This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Ron from Northern Virginia calls in with a question for Tony about club fitting, and another for host Fred Greene about Lincoln Park Golf Course in San Francisco. If you have a question for Fred, Tony, or any other past Golf Smarter guests, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
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47 min
April 24, 2018
Don Byers is Actually a College Golfer and a Grandfather!
Don Byers was playing golf with his buddies when one of them was so impressed by his play that asked Don to join the college golf team where he coached. Even though Don's eligible to play college sports, he’s kinda busy with work and his grandchildren!! But now he’s also a college student (ugh) and playing for the Bellevue Bruins (wow). This is one of the stories Fred can’t pass up because it’s just crazy enough to work on Golf Smarter. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Bernd from Germany has called the Academy back because he’s still struggling to break 80. Our Academy Professor, Tony Manzoni has important advice that will work for all golfers, no matter if you’re trying to break 100 or 70!  What about you? Let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
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43 min
April 17, 2018
Stories from Inside the Ropes with a Former Tour Caddie Mike Jick
Mike Jick is a PGA Teaching Professional who started his career in golf as a LPGA Tour Caddie and also got some time on the bag on the Tour. In this episode Mike shares stories from inside the ropes of his lessons, embarrassments, and what he learned that has made him a better golfer. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, David is having issues with casting his clubs and asks our Academy Professor, Tony Manzoni for drills and tips on how to stop.  What about you? Let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
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42 min
April 10, 2018
Dave Pelz pt2: Improve Your Putting & Chipping with Practice Drills & Tips
632: Dave Pelz, returns for part 2 of our conversation about the fun and tremendous benefits of having a backyard practice area. Before the episode we open with an impressive recap of Dave’s MASTERS predictions. In the full interview, Dave shares his favorite games, tips, and drills to practice that will improve your putting, chipping and pitching skills and lead to lower scores. Even if you don’t have your own area to practice at home, this advice can be used anytime you practice or warm up before a round. Have you seen his amazing backyard?  This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Rick from Florida returns with a follow up question to the advice he received from our Academy Professor, Tony Manzoni a few weeks ago. What about you? Let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
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34 min
April 3, 2018
Dave Pelz on Guilt Free Golf: The Benefits of Having Your Own Putting Green
631: Phil Mickleson’s coach, Dave Pelz, may be the most recognized short game instructor in golf today. Part of his mastery comes from being a physicist who loves golf, the other is that he possesses one of the most spectacular practice areas in his backyard that you’ll ever see.  In Part 1 of our conversation with Dave, we discuss how having a backyard practice area has improved both his game and his family life. When he was on Golf Smarter last April (episode 586), Dave introduced Host Fred Greene to an outdoor practice product called SynLawn. As we record this episode Fred’s new 5 hole putting green/chipping area installed by SynLawn Bay Area is being completed. Up next week, Dave returns to provide us with drills, games, and advice on how to best utilize your home practice to impact your scores on the course. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Dustin from Ohio has done a lot to improve his swing, but can't seem to stop his head from moving back and forward during his swing. Also, his backswing is just too long. Can our Academy Professor, Tony Manzoni help? What do you think? Let us help you! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
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51 min
March 27, 2018
Goals vs Decisions: A Decision Increases the Likelihood of Getting It Done!
630: Jeff Ritter, a regular contributor to the Golf Channel and Golf Digest is also a Golf Smarter favorite, as this is his 13th appearance on our podcast. Jeff is known for his unique approach to teaching the game. His passion for inspiration, body health and mental flexibility has set him apart as a purveyor of not only playing well but living well. Jeff announced his Make The Turn (MTT) initiative on Golf Smarter on episode 356 (11/6/12) that was the most popular series with more than 20 million viewers on Golf Digest TV. Now he’s here to report the release of the comprehensive MTT app that provides golf and health improvement tips, tricks and advice. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Steven from San Antonio, TX needs some putting warmup drills and Tony has an answer that could help all of us. In his answer he talked about advice from five time Major winner, Dave Stockton. Dave was a featured guest on Golf Smarter #430 on 4/1/14 and I highly recommend that you check it out. If you’ve already heard it, listen again!  Let us help you! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
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49 min
March 20, 2018
It’s Not About How Far or How Close, Golf is All About How Many!!
629: Jay Delsing was part of the legendary UCLA golf team in the early eighties that included Corey Pavin (1982 Player of the Year), Steve Pate (1983 Player of the Year), Duffy Waldorf, Tom Pernice, John Perles, and Roger Gunn. He then spent the next 20 years as a Touring Pro. Some of his fabulous advice and insights inspired today’s show title. Now, still associated with golf, he’s a sideline reporter for PGA Tour Live and a businessman focused on golf entertainment and hospitality. His father, Jim Delsing, played baseball for the St Louis Browns and is the answer to one of the all-time great random trivia questions. Jay is a fabulous story teller so we cover a lot of topics including St Louis sports, his touring years, and working with amateur golfers. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Patrick Lee from Lexington, KY has listened to Tony Manzoni’s last episode on the Single Pivot Swing at least 50 times, but he still wants some help from our Academy Professor. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
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49 min
March 13, 2018
Using Your Golf Ball's Flight Path to Consistently Diagnose Your Swing Issues
628: Roger Gunn is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Alumni  who has experienced a variety of pro tours, but then discovered that teaching suited his personality, game, and lifestyle more than being on the road all the time. Currently Roger’s the Director of Instruction at Tierra Rejada Golf club in Moorpark, CA. The subject of this conversation was inspired by a video Roger did called Diagnosing Your Mistakes https://youtu.be/nHC7utWGb1w. Roger has worked with many PGA Tour pros, but one of his mentors was Jim Hardy who also talks about ball flight patterns as a way to identify swing issues. We featured Hardy’s book Solid Contact in two episodes back in 2012 on Golf Smarter. Here are the links if you’d like to check those out too. Episode #329 "Solid Contact! The New Book from Legendary Coach, Jim Hardy" and  #330 "Solid Contact! Part2 with Jim Hardy.   This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Josh from California struggles with different clubs to hit a variety of shorter distances, but Tony has an answer. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
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49 min
March 7, 2018
Golf Takes Too Long and Is Too Expen$$ive? Not Anymore! Introducing Quick Golf
627: We’ve all heard it. More golfers are quitting the game each year than those who are starting to play because it takes too long, it’s too expensive, and it’s too hard. Golf entrepreneur Harvey Silverman has created a solution called Quick Golf.  Quick Golf is designed for golf courses to offer a pay per hole program. Joining us in the conversation is Shellie Sinitiere, Asst Golf Pro at Pinewood Golf in a suburb New Orleans that is has eliminated their twilight rate and implemented a Quick.Golf rate for less than 9 holes at $2.50 per hole that includes a cart ($1.50 per hole to walk).  If you’d like to see the the most recent research paper from the National Golf Foundation on 2017 Golf Participation in the U.S. check out this interesting pdf. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Ben from Florida is struggling with a dead pull, but Tony has an answer. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  This week we launch season 2 of Radio Baseball Cards, a new podcast featuring amusing and amazing stories as told by the greatest baseball players from the 20th Century. Subscribe for free and get a new episode each week through the 2018 World Series.
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49 min
February 27, 2018
Golf is a Great Family Activity. But Do You Start on the Range or the Green?
626: Now that the Winter Olympics in South Korea are over, we say hello to Kathy Cho, from a large South Korean family who, after High School moved to Mexico, and then to Southern California to study English and discover golf. Being tenacious, she worked on her game and became a Class A Teaching Pro focused on families and children getting started in the game. In this conversation we also discuss how to successfully approach a course you’ve never played before. Along with writer Paul Cervantes (co-wrote Tony Manzoni’s “The Lost Fundamental”) Kathy wrote ”From The Hole To The Tee: Guide to Teaching Golf To Children”. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ, Mark from Canada wants to turn his slice into a fade. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a workout shirt from HealthIQ, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify.
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42 min
February 20, 2018
Practice vs Warming Up. There IS a Difference. How to Take Advantage of Both
625: Most amateur golfers consider the time getting loose before a round as practice, but that's actually warming up and it may not be the best time to experiment or tinker with your swing. This week our guest is John Battaglia, a PGA Professional teaching at the PGA West Golf Academy in La Quinta, CA. His early training at Jim McLean’s academy has not only made him a better teacher, but a better golfer as well. In this week’s conversation, we explore the differences between warming up and practicing. John also offers online lessons for anyone around the world at 360GolfLesson.com. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ, Todd from Philly has a question for Tony Manzoni about hip rotation. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a workout shirt from HealthIQ, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify.
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42 min
February 13, 2018
Increased Consistency and Confidence. The Science Behind Single Length Irons
624: There’s no greater authority on fitting, creating, and golf club technology than Tom Wishon. This week Tom provides his State of the Industry on golf clubs and goes into detail on why the Sterling Irons single length clubs can help middle to high handicap golfers, and how he improved on an old, bad idea. You’ll also find out why Tom now has single length irons in his bag. If you’re interested in more consistency and lowering your anxiety over every shot, check out Sterling Irons today. Please use this link so they know you're a Golf Smarter listener. Episodes featuring Tom Wishon: 56, 81, 146, 219, 220, 301, 302, 363, 364, 484, 519 On Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ, Andrew from VA, a 12hcp 64yr old lefty needs help on his hybrids. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a workout shirt from HealthIQ, and a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy.  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify. This episode is brought to you by SeatGeek. SeatGeek helps you find the best seats at the best prices – fully guaranteed. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code GOLFSMARTER today. That’s promo code GOLFSMARTER for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase.
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46 min
February 7, 2018
What’s the Deal with Single Length Irons? Increased Consistency!
623: Bryson DeChambeau is the only Tour pro who uses irons that are all one length (nearly identical to a 7-iron). Consider yourself using the same posture, and the same swing every time, which could lead to more consistent contact. This week our guest is Jaacob Bowden who has teamed up with legendary club maker (and frequent Golf Smarter guest) Tom Wishon to create a new generation of single length irons. If you’re interested in more consistency and lowering your anxiety over every shot, check out Sterling Irons today. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ, Jake from Boston needed some clarification about something Jim Waldron said about swing thoughts on the last episode (#622). Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a workout shirt from HealthIQ, and a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy.  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify. This episode is brought to you by SeatGeek. SeatGeek helps you find the best seats at the best prices – fully guaranteed. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code GOLFSMARTER today. That’s promo code GOLFSMARTER for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase.
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47 min
January 30, 2018
Here’s a Secret Tip To Improve Your Game. Don’t Try to Hit A Good Shot! WHAAAAT?
622: The Yips Whisperer. The Yoda of Yips. Jim Waldron returns for his 22nd appearance on Golf Smarter and still delivers fresh, insightful, and useful information to improve our game. Jim is a nationally acclaimed golf teaching professional and mental game coach best known for his pioneering research on the mind/body connection approach to learning and teaching golf. His holistic approach to golf improvement blends swing and short game mechanics, mental focus skills, physical fitness and emotional state control into a revolutionary golf instruction paradigm.   This week on the Golf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ we hear a call for help from Rick Petryk from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Let us help you! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental” and a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy.  Need more? Take a 90 minute Golf Smarter Academy clinic for only $75 with Tony, Dave Evans, and Garry Hopkins. Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy. Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify. This episode is brought to you by SeatGeek. SeatGeek helps you find the best seats at the best prices – fully guaranteed. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code GOLFSMARTER today. That’s promo code GOLFSMARTER for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase.
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48 min
January 23, 2018
PGA Tour players Stewart Cink, James Hahn, and Tony Finau on their Mental Game
621: PGA Tour players Stewart Cink, James Hahn, and Tony Finau talk about their approach to the mental game through awareness. They also share how their own faith and life experiences are intertwined with their performance. Our guest Cary Valentine; Certified Relationships & Mental Game Coach living in Hawaii conducted these interviews at the 2018 Sony Open at the Waialae Golf Course. Cary got inside the ropes and inside their heads to open up on these personal matters. Hahn lost the Tournament in a playoff against Patton Kizzire. Cink and Finau were in a group of seven players who tied for 32nd.    This week Jon Pappas from Santa Rosa, CA called in to the Gollf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ for help. Let us help you too! Submit your question to Tony by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”.  Take a 90 minute clinic for only $75 with Tony, Dave Evans, and Garry Hopkins. Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify. This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
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59 min
January 17, 2018
For Better Ball Contact, Find The Bottom of Your Swing Arc with Dave Johnson
620: Dave Johnson, Director of Instruction at Rooster Run Golf Course in Petaluma, CA is an articulate golf instructor who knows why so many of us top or chunk the ball. We understand the importance of taking the divot in front of the ball, but not exactly sure how to do it regularly. In this episode we talk about finding the bottom of the arc of your golf swing and Dave explains that it’s a process, not a skill.  Don't miss our bonus video with Dave explaining exactly how the left shoulder (right handed golfer) shoulder is the center point for the desired effect. https://youtu.be/HJj0dEXtH1M This week John called in to the Gollf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ for help. Let us help you too! Submit your question to Tony by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”.  Take a 90 minute clinic for only $75 with Tony, Dave Evans, and Gary Hopkins. Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify. This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
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46 min
January 9, 2018
Where is Your Club Head At Impact? And What Can You Learn From That?
619: Martin Chuck returns to showcase why he’s one of the most popular YouTube golf instructors today. His recent success with Revolution Golf exemplifies his understanding of how the golf swing works and what simple adjustments we can make to achieve better and more consistent success in our game.  Have you ever seen the informercial for the Tour Striker club? That’s just one of Martin’s impressive list of inventions that have helped golfers of all skill levels. Martin has been a Golf Smarter guest many times before and you can access our archives to hear more of Martin’s insights and instruction. Check out episodes 315, 333, 422, 425, & 488. This week’s Gollf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ features a listener from Germany who asks Tony for advice on how to break 80 regularly. Let us help you with your game! Submit your question to Tony by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”. Take a 90 minute clinic for only $75 with Tony, Dave Evans, and Gary Hopkins. Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify. This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
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47 min
January 2, 2018
The Kinda Annual Matty B PGA Tour Awards! And The New Golf Smarter Academy
618; Our resident comedian/radio personality/TV host Matty Blake returns for our (kinda) annual MattyB PGA Tour Awards. Both Fred and MattyB take playing golf seriously, but not so much the Tour, and once again we look back at last year’s season to skewer the best and worst moments of the PGA Tour for 2017. Irreverent, irresponsible, and a little off base, we also honor the great moments that may or may not go down in history….but we’re having fun, right? This episode is also the launch of our Golf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ. Each week listeners call 415-761-1498 to ask a question about their game and get it answered on the show by Tony. Those listeners who get answered receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental” and a workout shirt from HealthIQ. For more and to learn how to take a clinic with Tony, please check out the full page at GolfSmarter.com/Academy. Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance.  Go to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify and thank them for their support of Golf Smarter Academy. This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
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66 min
December 26, 2017
The Single Pivot Swing - In Detail with Tony Manzoni
Only a handful of current Golf Smarter listeners have heard this Members Only conversation published Oct 26, 2010. Original show notes: “Tony Manzoni returns by popular demand to provide details on his "Single Pivot Swing" which he believes was Ben Hogan's secret that was never revealed. A PGA instructor since 1965, Tony has spent years studying Hogan's swing and breaks down the details in this interview." This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today. Frustrated with a specific aspect of your game that’s not improving? The Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ toll free line is 415-761-1498. Leave your question then have it answered on the podcast by Tony Manzoni and receive a free copy of his DVD “The Lost Fundamental” and a workout shirt from HealthIQ.
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59 min
December 19, 2017
Putt When You Can. Chip If You Can't Putt. And Pitch Only When You Have To
616: There’s a guideline in the PGA Teaching Handbook that says “Putt when you can. Chip if you can’t putt. And Pitch only when you have to”. Pretty powerful statement that we don’t hear often enough. This week Ken Doherty, PGA and Director of Golf for Marin Country Club, returns to discuss ways to stay fresh during the cold off-season, the value of a playing lesson vs just working with a teacher on the range, the importance (or lack thereof) to hit with a draw vs fade, and the current business climate for private country clubs. This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today. Frustrated with a specific aspect of your game that’s not improving? Call 415-761-1498 toll free to leave your question then have it answered on the podcast by Tony Manzoni and receive a free copy of his DVD “The Lost Fundamental”.
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40 min
December 12, 2017
Here's the 1st Thing a Golf Instructor Sees Wrong with Your Swing
615: This conversation with Garry Hopkins, PGA completes the consecutive episodes with our 3 Amigos of Garry, Tony Manzoni and Davey Evans. Garry is another incredible teacher from the Palm Springs, CA area that has become a year round golf Mecca with hundreds of beautiful courses. We conduct our conversation at the finishing hole of Indian Springs Golf Course in La Quinta. This is the course that Garry, Tony, and Davey will be conducting their 90 minute clinics. This is an incredible opportunity to gain succinct insights to your game from more than 150 years of PGA teaching experience between them. And it’s only $75 for the clinic which is limited to 9 students. If you’d like more information, contact fred@GolfSmarter.com  Congratulations to our winners, Sandy Boyd of San Rafael, CA and Stephen Li of San Antonio, TX who were randomly selected by Dean Reinmuth to receive a Swing Coach Club and free video review session with Dean!!! Thanks to everyone who entered, but if you’d really like to use this great training aid to improve your tempo and swing, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.com This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
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43 min
December 5, 2017
Keep It Simple Stupid! Improve Your Golf Game with The Tools You Have
613: Davey Evans knows more about golf instruction than most of us will ever learn because he’s been a successful and effective coach longer than many of us have been alive!! Davey is joining Tony Manzoni to provide 90 minute clinics at Indian Springs GC in La Quinta, CA for just $75! Only nine students per session so you’ll get personalized care from each coach for 30 minutes each. You read it right, only $75 for 90 minutes. Write to me at Fred@GolfSmarter.com to find out more or sign up. WIN A Swing Coach Club!!! Thanks to Dean Reinmuth, two (2) more lucky Golf Smarter listeners will win a Swing Coach Club and video review session with Dean. No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline for entry is 6aPT/9aET, December 12, 2017. Winners will be announced in the episode published that day. If you want/need a Swing Coach Club right now, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.com This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
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36 min
November 30, 2017
A Golf School Like No Other in Terms of Experience, Expertise, and Price
613: A Golf Smarter favorite, Tony Manzoni returns to announce the launch of his new golf school in La Quinta, CA. Tony’s teamed up with two other Palm Springs area legendary coaches, Garry Hopkins and Davey Evans to provide a 90 minute clinic for only $75! Only nine students per session so you’ll get personalized care from each coach for 30 minutes each. You read it right, only $75 for 90 minutes. And if you know Tony, it could easily go longer if necessary. We’ll have more details on how to sign up soon, so stay tuned or write to me and I’ll connect you together. WIN A Swing Coach Club!!! Thanks to Dean Reinmuth, two (2) more lucky Golf Smarter listeners will win a Swing Coach Club and video review session with Dean. No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline for entry is 6aPT/9aET, December 12, 2017. Winners will be announced in the episode published that day. If you want/need a Swing Coach Club right now, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.com This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order.
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42 min
November 21, 2017
Having A Baseball Swing Won’t Hurt Your Golf Swing As Much As You’ve Been Told
612: Don Peterson, swingfactory.com, has figured out how to communicate a great golf swing with easily relatable metaphors, like holding a punch bowl or swatting a bee with your tummy. His two books, “Miyagi Golf: Wax-On Wax-Off for Golf” helps you become a better self-trainer, and “The Baseball Golf Swing Method” will help you build your swing from scratch or re-build a faulty swing.  Congratulations to our winners, Danny Valenzuela of AZ and Barry Watson of NC who were randomly selected by Dean Reinmuth to receive a Swing Coach Club and free video review session with Dean!!! But that’s not all, we have two more of the same to giveaway! No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline to enter is 6a Pacific/9a Eastern Time on December 12, 2017. The winners will be announced on the episode 615, published on December 12, 2017. Want/Need a Swing Coach Club right now? Take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.com This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order.  Have questions about your game? Call our Hey Fred Voice Mail and get an answer on the show. Call 415-761-1498.
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45 min
November 15, 2017
Pt2 with Dean Reinmuth on How To Fix Your Tempo and Swing Speed
611: Dean Reinmuth DeanOfGolf.com returns to analyze video of Fred’s swing with the Swing Coach. This is part 2 of our conversation started in our last episode. You will hear us referring to the video, but obviously it’s not on the audio portion of this podcast episode, but you can see the entire episode and watch what Dean’s referring to on GolfSmarter.com or our YouTube.com/golfsmartertv channel at https://youtu.be/PEfqIGfCvj4   WIN A Swing Coach Club!!! Thanks to Dean, four (4) lucky Golf Smarter listeners will win a Swing Coach Club. No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline for our first giveaway announcement is midnight Pacific Time, November 20, 2017.  If you want/need a Swing Coach Club right now, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.com This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order.
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33 min
November 9, 2017
Stop Complaining About Lifting Your Head! Swing Speed Insights w Dean Reinmuth
610: Dean Reinmuth has been a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher for 20 years, Phil Mickleson’s coach for 13 years, one of the first instructors on the Golf Channel, and a regular contributor to Golf Digest. OK, impressive credentials complete. This week host Fred Greene has an hour long Skype video conversation with Dean about a wide variety of topics from his history, to improving our mechanics, to short game proficiency. Dean also introduces us to the Swing Coach Club, one of the only products he’s ever endorsed. And that’s probably because he had a tremendous amount of influence on the design.  WIN A Swing Coach Club!!! Thanks to Dean, four (4) lucky Golf Smarter listeners will win a Swing Coach Club. No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline for entry is November 20, 2017.  If you want/need a Swing Coach Club right now, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.com  This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order.
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65 min
October 31, 2017
Outwit The Yips: Proven Tips to Free Your Golf Mind with Donn Levine
609: Donn Levine battled the yips at the worst possible time in his playing career, but was able to learn a variety of methods to pull himself out of the funk...until it returned! Luckily he had the skills to get back on track. If you're feeling his pain, then listen to Donn's story and learn how his book will have you playing better and enjoying it more when you become Yip Free! Check out our new Hey Fred voice message center! Have a question about your game or equipment? Call 415-761-1498 and leave your question, and Fred will get one of our pros to answer it on the show…unless of course if you have a question, comment or suggestion for Fred.  Go ahead and call right now! 415-761-1498 This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order.
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41 min
October 24, 2017
Live Short Game Clinic with Josh Zander, PGA covering Chipping, Pitching, Bunker Shots and more
608 Josh Zander zandergolf.com> is back from last week’s episode, but this time he’s doing a live short game clinic at a charity tournament in San Francisco. This is the entire clinic that covers chipping, pitching, bunker shots and more.  In addition to the short game video we shared last week, there’s another short video from the clinic where Josh talks about the most effective practice session you can have when you distinguish between block practice and situational practice. Do you just pound ball after ball when at the range, or do you switch clubs with each ball, give yourself a target, and situation to attack? Josh has the answer in this video.      https://youtu.be/lBNRxpwTD54 Have a question about your game or equipment? Call 1-415-761-1498 and leave your question, and Fred will get one of our pros to answer it on the show…unless of course if you have a question, comment or suggestion for Fred.  Go ahead and call right now! 1-415-761-1498 This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order.
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58 min
October 18, 2017
Short Game Fixes, Tricks, and Keys to Lower Scores from Around the Greens with Josh Zander
607: Josh Zander zandergolf.com> a Top 100 Teacher in America joins us to talk about short game, short game, and more short game. Beyond his tips and advice we learn about his adventure of playing in the US Open at Pebble Beach in 1992. We met Josh at a charity tournament. Just before the clinic began, Josh was providing some individual help on getting your pitch shots up in the air. The video of that tip can be found on our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel. This is one of more than a hundred videos on our channel that cover then podcast, tips, drills, tech reviews, travel and more. The specific link to this tip is at https://youtu.be/CqDzYJuUVFY In the last 2 episodes we offered free books to those of you who submit a review of the Golf Smarter podcast wherever you subscribe to the show. Scott Ford’s two books; “Welcome To The Zone” and “Integral Consciousness And Sport” and/or “Selling on the Green” by Jonathan Taylor & Tim Davis. Want one or all three for free? Just write an honest review about the Golf Smarter podcast, you’re invited to comment on the host, this episode, a past episode, a favorite topic, or a favorite guest. Once you write your review wherever you subscribe to this show (preferably in iTunes or Apple’s Podcasts app), click on the Hey Fred! button at GolfSmarter.com, or send an email to fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com and include your name, mailing address, your review, and where you submitted your comments. Once the review is posted and confirmed, we’ll send you the book! We only ask that you cover the cost of shipping/handling which is less than US$5 for one book. Outside the continental US may cost more, but we can discuss it. Thanks!  This e
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45 min
October 10, 2017
Welcome to the Zone! Tips and Insights on How to Achieve Peak Performance with Scott Ford
606 “The Zone”…“Peak Performance”…there are different names for it, but you know how powerful it is when you’re there. A few episodes ago we heard Jamie Zimron talk about Scott Ford, an instructor who has helped her and scores of golfers understand how to achieve peak performance and get into a zone during a round of golf. Scott’s approach is both effective and practical. In this episode, host Fred Greene talks to Scott on how he discovered that he’d achieved his ‘zone’ and how we can get there with some simple tips.        Scott has 2 books he’s published on this topic, “Welcome To The Zone” and “Integral Consciousness And Sport” and we’d like to give you one for free! Just write an honest review about the Golf Smarter podcast, you’re invited to comment on the host, this episode, a past episode, a favorite topic, or a favorite guest. Once you write your review wherever you subscribe to this show (preferably in iTunes or Apple’s Podcasts app), click on the Hey Fred! button at GolfSmarter.com, or send an email to fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com and include your name, mailing address, your review, and where you submitted your comments. Once the review is posted and confirmed, we’ll send you the book! We only ask that you cover the cost of shipping/handling which is less than $5 in the US. Outside the continental US may cost more, but we can discuss it. Thanks!  This episode is brought to you by eightsleep.com/golfsmarter. Save $100 at checkout with code "golfsmarter" when you purchase the smartest mattress on the planet, the Eight Smart Mattress, featuring sleep tracking, smart alarm, and wifi enabled bed warming! Find out more at
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44 min
October 3, 2017
Using Golf To Grow Your Business with authors Jonathan Taylor & Tim Davis
605: Executives who play golf earn 17% more than those who don’t. We’ve all heard that the golf course is a great place to do business. A sharp business person can learn more about a potential business relationship in four hours on the course than they can with years of meetings, emails, and phone calls. Our guests this week are Jonathan Taylor & Tim Davis authors of “Selling On The Green”, the bestselling book on golf & business that’s used in University level business schools across America. In this episode host Fred Greene talks with these two about the book and they’re own successful experiences in building strong and lasting business relationships.      We’re giving away copies of this book to those who write an honest review about the Golf Smarter podcast, this episode, a past episode, a favorite topic, or a favorite guest. Once you write your review (preferably in iTunes or Apple’s Podcasts app) wherever you subscribe to this show, send an email to fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com and include your name, mailing address, the review, and where you submitted your comments. Once the review is posted and confirmed, we’ll send you the book for only our cost of shipping/handling which is less than $5 in the US. Outside the continental US may cost more, but we can discuss it. Thanks!  This episode is brought to you by eightsleep.com. Save $100 at checkout with code "golfsmarter" when you purchase the smartest mattress on the planet, the Eight Smart Mattress, featuring sleep tracking, smart alarm, and wifi enabled bed warming! Find out more at Eightsleep.com/golfsmarter.  This episode is also brought to you by
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42 min
September 26, 2017
Taking Your Best Swing from the Range to the 1st Tee by Eliminating Tension and Anxiety
604: Jamie Zimron, the "Golf Sensei" returns for her tenth appearance on Golf Smarter to discuss why so many of us can't seem to hit the ball the same on the course as we do on the range. She provides insights and tips on how to get your body and mind to relax which provides greater power, more accuracy and lower scores! This episode is brought to you by Eightsleep.com. Save $100 at checkout with code "golfsmarter" when you purchase the smartest mattress on the planet, the Eight Smart Mattress, featuring sleep tracking, smart alarm, and wifi enabled bed warming! Find out more at Eightsleep.com/golfsmarter.  This episode is also brought to you by MyBookie.ag. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for up to a 100% deposit bonus for the best odds, most reliable, fastest payouts, and best reputation of any online betting service anywhere.  If you enjoyed this conversation with Jamie, here are the past Golf Smarter episodes where you can hear more from her for free.  Episode #s 133, 165, 225, 226, 289, 467, 468, 535, 584
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41 min
September 6, 2017
Get Solid, Consistent, Predictable Contact, and Improve Your Wedge Play from 50 Yards and In with Ti
603: We heard about Tim Yelverton in episode 599 with Brendon DeVore. Tim is Brendon’s favorite coach in his quest to be a better golfer, so it makes sense to hear what he has to say since we’re all on the same quest. Our focus on the conversation is short game and putting. Don’t miss any part of this conversation because Tim provides some great warm up drills and short game tips throughout.  The full video interview is available on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/t4ADcjc7DGM Tim mentioned the short game video series that he's done with Brendon DeVore explaining how to build an elite short game. Find more at http://www.bebettergolf.net/scoring Here are two other podcasts from SmarterPodcasts.com: If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS hosted by Hall of Fame Pitcher Don Drysdalehttps://www.smarterpodcasts.com/category/radio-baseball-cards/> GOOD DOG is a podcast focused on dog behavior, dog training, choosing a breed, dog care and feeding, as all as amazing stories about our four-legged best friends. Hosted by Joanne Greene.
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45 min
August 22, 2017
4 Skills of Putting: Reading / Aiming / Stroke / Distance with PuttingZone.com Founder Geoff Mangum
Putting frustrates every golfer, no matter their skill level. If you’ve ever seen a Pro on the Tour miss a 2 foot putt, you know that everyone is susceptible and just as frustrated. PuttingZone.com founder Geoff Mangum is convinced that whatever method of reading putts your using won’t help because all you’re doing is guessing. But after decades of research into the science of dropping the ball in the cup, he has concluded that there are four elements to successful putting, and he’s trained teachers around the world to use adopt his theories. It’s been nearly five years since Geoff has been on Golf Smarter, and we happily welcome his return. To hear more from Geoff on Golf Smarter, check out episodes 37, 134, 313, 314, 349 & 350.   Here are more podcasts from SmarterPodcasts.com: If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS hosted by Hall of Fame Pitcher Don Drysdalehttps://www.smarterpodcasts.com/category/radio-baseball-cards/> GOOD DOG is a podcast focused on dog behavior, dog training, choosing a breed, dog care and feeding, as all as amazing stories about our four-legged best friends. Hosted by Joanne Greene. https://www.smarterpodcasts.com/podcasts/good-dog/>
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43 min
August 8, 2017
Holy S#%t! I’m Playing in the US Seniors Men’s Open Championship! with Larry Salk
Larry Salk played Tour Golf professionally in his 20's. It didn't work out the way he hoped and created a career in the tech industry. But he still loved to play a lot, and he played well. Well enough that at 55 he qualified as an Amateur to play in the 2017 US Senior Open Championship at Salem Country Club in MA. Even though he didn't make the cut, he had a great time and has great stories about the adventure. This is a story you won't find anywhere else.  Here are two other podcasts from SmarterPodcasts.com: If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS hosted by Hall of Fame Pitcher Don Drysdalehttps://www.smarterpodcasts.com/category/radio-baseball-cards/> GOOD DOG is a podcast focused on dog behavior, dog training, choosing a breed, dog care and feeding, as all as amazing stories about our four-legged best friends. Hosted by Joanne Greene.
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41 min
July 26, 2017
The Internet is Killing Golf Instruction...and Probably Your Game!
600: Jim Waldron of the Balance Point Golf Schools has witnessed a huge shift in golf performance and instruction since the overwhelming amount of information that has been offered by high speed internet.  We call it instant gratification, Jim refers to it as Instant Contamination. There’s an intellectual exercise that should be incorporated into your practice and rounds, but because we have so much information to digest, it disappears in players who can’t understand why they’re not improving.  As promised, if you appreciate Jim's wisdom and perspective as much as me, and have not heard all that we’ve been blessed to share, here’s a list of each of the Golf Smarter episodes where he can be heard, including all the Premium Episodes that were never available to everyone till now! 12/18/07 #105 "Introducing Jim Waldron" 8/19/08 #140 "Being Paralyzed by Too Many Swing Thoughts" 1/11 & 1/18/11 #265 & 266 "The 15 Gates of Golf (and the keys to unlock them)" 8/23 & 8/30/11 #295 & 296 "The Top 10 Traits of Better Golfers" part 1 & 2 2/7/ & 2/14/12 #319 & 320 "Are You Sure You're Ready To Take the Next Shot?" & More on Consistency, Distance, and Accuracy" 6/26 & 7/3/12 #339 & 340 "Can Swing Changes Really Lower Your Scores?" Part 1 & 2 4/2 & 4/9/13 #378 & 379 "Power of 6 Practice Strategies" Part 1 & 2 9/3 & 9/10/13 #400 & 401 "You May Have the Yips and Not Know It! Dinner with Jim" & "Mentally Engaged - Emotionally Disengaged, Dessert with Jim" 4/29 & 5/6 #434 & 435 "Putting! Putting! Putting! Best Practices to Lose Strokes" & "Jim's Keys to Putting - Confidence and Detachment" 1/27/15 #473 "Three Critical Elements to a Great Golf Swing" 12/15/15 #518 "Why Your Swing is Hurting You LESS Than You Think!" 7/26/16 #550 "The Yips: What They Are and How to Cure Them" Here are two other podcasts from SmarterPodcasts.com: If you're also a fan of baseball, espe
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43 min
July 4, 2017
A Personal Quest to Be A Better Golfer with YouTube Sensation Brendon DeVore
599: Brendon DeVore is a good golfer and started a YouTube channel that was similar to Golf Smarter in that he interviewed golf instructors on ways to be a Better Golfer. Brendon was brought to us by a suggestion from a listener who knew that we’d all appreciate his insight and story. It’s a fun conversation that I hope you’ll enjoy.  If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS https://www.smarterpodcasts.com/category/radio-baseball-cards/>, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
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43 min
June 27, 2017
How to Determine Which Tee Box is Best for Your Game Using Rating/Slope/Yardage with Jim Cowan; Dire
598: Are you a 15hcp playing from the Tips? Knock it off, and lose the ego, you’re not that good! Here's a solution to shoot lower scores and have more fun doing it...Play from a different, closer set of tees! Jim Cowan, Director of Course Rating & Handicap for the Northern California Golf Assoc (NCGA) joins us to discuss what Rating/Slope means, what total yardage means in relation to Rating/Slope, comparing courses and and how to combine that information with total course yardage, “women’s tees”, the potential of a World Handicap System, and more.  If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS https://www.smarterpodcasts.com/category/radio-baseball-cards/>, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
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48 min
June 20, 2017
What It Takes to Run and Host a USGA Amateur Championship with Dean Knuth
597: Dean Knuth, creator of the Rating/Slope system for handicapping golfers (he's known as the 'Pope of Slope'), and founder of Knuth Golf returns to talk about the 2017 US Women’s Amateur Championship which takes place at the San Diego Country Club August 7-13, 2017. Dean is Chairman of the organizing committee and knows that you’d be amazed and what’s involved in logistics and budgets to run a USGA sanctioned event. This conversation is accompanied by a complete PowerPoint slide set that can be seen when you watch this episode at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV (link specific). If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS https://www.smarterpodcasts.com/category/radio-baseball-cards/>, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
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34 min
June 13, 2017
US Open Golf Fantasy Draft with the Tour Junkies
596: The 2017 US Open is this weekend and we’ve invited the Tour Junkies back to help us with our fantasy draft picks and betting lines.  This episode is brought to you by draftkings.com.  Use promo code GOLFSMARTER to enter the FREE $100,000 Fantasy golf contest! DraftKings: The game inside the game. Eligibility restrictions may apply. See DraftKings dot com for details. If you're also a fan of baseball, especially baseball history and how it relates to today's game, please check out RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
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49 min
June 6, 2017
Pt2: Taking Your Golf Game to a New Level, One Club at a Time with Tony Manzoni
595: In part 2 of our conversation with Tony Manzoni, in addition to talking about Frank Sinatra, Steph Curry, and Tiger Woods, we complete Tony’s suggestions on taking your game to new levels with wedges, long irons, hybrids (or rescue clubs), fairway “woods”, and your Driver.   This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
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61 min
May 30, 2017
Play Golf at the Next Level! One Club at a Time with Tony Manzoni
594: Tony Manzoni returns to discuss tips, insights, and strategies on how to be more consistent with each golf club in your bag. In this episode we explore improvements with your putter, 8 iron, and lob wedge. We’ve scheduled to have him come back next week to discuss more wedges, long irons, hybrids, fairway metals, and drivers.     This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
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51 min
May 23, 2017
Keep Perspective. Be Humble. Make Birdies! with Jim Venetos
593: Jim Venetos returns to discuss why we should stop watching the Tour Pros or listening to TV announcers telling us why we should swing like the best in the world. We don’t get to practice like them, so why should we emulate something we can’t repeat. If you just focus your practice with bump’n’run shots, pitching and making 3 foot putts, you’ll get much better, much faster. As in the title, just keep your perspective on who you are, and don’t have unreal expectations, you’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll play. https://jimvenetosgolfacademy.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/jimvenetosgolf This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
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45 min
May 16, 2017
A More Consistent Golf Swing is Simple! Focus on the Club, NOT Your Body with Ed LeBeau
592: Want to play golf more consistently? Stop thinking about all the moving parts of your body and focus on the CLUB! Ed LeBeau of the Heartland Golf Schools was a disciple of Manuel de la Torre (featured on episode 564 which was a replay of #187 in honor of his passing) who learned from his father Angel de la Torre, who worked with Ernest Jones. These names may not mean a lot to you, but if you want to be a more consistent golfer, then you should learn about these teachings on focusing on the three simple points we discuss that will free your mind and lower your scores. https://HeartlandGolfSchools.com This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.
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50 min
May 9, 2017
Want to Play College Golf? Get the Inside Scoop on How to be a Student Athlete
591: If playing golf in college is a goal for you, or someone you know, then you want to hear this conversation with Nick Tannahill, the Golf Head Recruiting Coach for NCSASports.org.Whether you're just looking for free recruiting advice or are seriously interested in how to get college scholarships, they make sure you get expert advice, completely personalized to you, to help you get recruited. Nick and other scouts at NCSA Sports often hear the question, "Do I really need a recruiting profile? If I'm good enough, won't coaches come to scout me?" No one, no matter how much of a star player, can rely on serendipity in the scouting process. Because of college recruiting regulations, time constraints, and their athletic department's budget, college coaches don't have the resources to travel the country to see recruits. This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com. Now you can listen to Golf Smarter everyday of the week!! Since we've discontinued Premium Access, every episode of Golf Smarter is available and free! If there were episodes in the past that you heard but it wasn't a Premium Episode, then chances are you missed at least half of the conversation. Download and listen to all those unedited interviews where ever you download your favorite podcasts or the free Golf Smarter app for iOS or Android.
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35 min
May 2, 2017
590: 21 Days to Golfing Freedom! Cure Your Slice and Frustration without Technical Overwhelm featuri
590: David DePula is one of the lucky people who left a job he didn’t love to pursue something he did. Golf. He was a frustrated golfer and understands the lack of consistency we all desire. Then he developed a simple and direct method to better contact. “Cut The Grass!” I was introduced to David through a friend who is in his 70s and still breaks 80 regularly, but has been blown away by his work with David. David’s website 21DaysToGolfingFreedom.com is getting the final touches and should be available by the second week of May, 2017. This episode is also available on our video channel YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. The direct URL is https://youtu.be/hq3AA08PqkM This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com. Now you can listen to Golf Smarter everyday of the week!! Since we've discontinued Premium Access, every episode of Golf Smarter is available and free! If there were episodes in the past that you heard but it wasn't a Premium Episode, then chances are you missed at least half of the conversation. Download and listen to all those unedited interviews where ever you download your favorite podcasts or the free Golf Smarter app for iOS or
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38 min
April 26, 2017
589: How to Play Golf with Your Wife (husband) or Child without Spoiling Your Relationship
589: Elana King of Experience Golf has earned a long list of accolades for her work with women golfers, young golfers, as a mental game coach, and as LPGA Central Section Teacher of the Year, and more. In this episode Elana talks about strategies to employ that will ensure you continue to play for a lifetime with your wife (husband) and/or child without having it get in the way of your valuable relationship. This episode is also available on video at https://youtu.be/qhsWqD90qoE This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.  Now you can listen to Golf Smarter everyday of the week!! Since we've discontinued Premium Access, every episode of Golf Smarter is available and free! If there were episodes in the past that you heard but it wasn't a Premium Episode, then chances are you missed at least half of the conversation. Download and listen to all those unedited interviews where ever you download your favorite podcasts or the free Golf Smarter app for iOS or Android.
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40 min
April 18, 2017
588: Athletic vs Analytic Golf - It's Hard to be a Analytic Golfer with Mike Weingartner
588: Mike Weingartner is the Head Golf Professional at The Ridge (formerly known as The Ridge at Castle Pines North) just outside of Denver. In our conversation Mike talks about how he gets the most efficient golf swing out of everyone of his students. We also talk about the importance of lag in your swing, why it's important to focus on your athletic ability to improve your game, and his favorite par3, 4, and par5 holes at The Ridge.  This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARDS, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com.  Thanks to everyone who has jumped at the opportunity to download any and all episodes from the Golf Smarter catalogue! Now that we've discontinued Premium Access every episode of Golf Smarter, dating back to 2005, is free for everyone. If there were episodes in the past that you heard but it wasn't a Premium Episode, then chances are you missed at least half of the conversation. Download and listen to all those unedited interviews where ever you download your favorite podcasts.  Here are options on how to find and hear what you want. •The free Golf Smarter app for iOS or Android. ***The iOS Golf Smarter App has been fixed and is available in the Apple App store. • Smarter.Golfis our Libsyn website.
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40 min
April 12, 2017
The Ghosts of Augusta - A Masters Recap with Our Old Friend, Comedian Matty Blake
587: The 2017 Masters offered a spectacular ending that finally put a Major victory in the overdue hands of Sergio Garcia. But it wasn't clear sailing for him, or his fans who were on the edge of their seats waiting for the predictable disaster that has haunted his entire career. Host Fred Greene is joined by comedian/TV & Radio Host Matty "MattyB" Blake to laugh through various moments, players, opportunities missed, the exciting conclusion, and who was watching from above.  This episode is brought to you by RADIO BASEBALL CARD, the newest podcast from SmarterPodcasts.com & GreeneCreative.com. Listen to the end of this episode to hear the introduction, demo, and first episode. Premium Access is no longer available for Golf Smarter! Now every episode of Golf Smarter, dating back to 2005, is free for everyone. If you were never a Premium Subscriber, you missed a lot because the free shows were curated by half. Now you can go back and hear the entire interview as it was originally recorded. Since a majority of our content is evergreen, most of information in Golf Smarter episodes are just as valid and helpful as they were when they were originally published. Here are options on how to find and hear what you want. •The free Golf Smarter app for iOS or Android. • Smarter.Golf is our Libsyn website. • iTunes now offers more than 300 episodes.
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45 min
April 4, 2017
586: Phil Mickleson's Coach, Dave Pelz, says "If You Practice What You're Terrible At, You'll Get a
586 Dave Pelz could be the most sought after and successful short game golf coach on the planet. But he’s so much more! Dave’s a scientist, researcher, author, entrepreneur, club designer, short game guru, and a dedicated family man. In our conversation that goes longer than an hour, Dave gives us a glimpse into his personal history that starts with being a frustrated college golfer at Indiana University who was repeatedly beat by Jack Nicklaus. He then moved on to NASA working as a scientist/researcher/data analyst for the Goddard Space Center. But his love of golf never left his blood, so he took a year off to start a business that ended as a total disaster.  He provides a lot more about his history, and of course provides some short game and practice advice. He also shares his prediction for this year’s Masters. Keep your eyes/ears open for his newest Kickstarter book/video project on Green Reading. The crowdsource funding program will run for 60 days starting May 8, 2016. Help support the project and get your package earlier and for less than the regular public. It will be found at pelzgolf.com/greenreading. This episode is brought to you by DraftKings.com. Get FREE entry into the Masters draft before they tee off Thursday morning (4/6/17) with the coupon code “golfsmarter”, and good luck!    Premium Access is no longer available. Your free Golf Smarter app still works! Now every Golf Smarter listener has access to all episodes on the free Golf Smarter app for iOS or Android. With our free app, each new episode is downloaded automatically in the background. Thanks to everyone who supported Golf Smarter financially through Premium Access and For Members Only for all these years.
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74 min
March 28, 2017
The Masters: Making Your Picks with PGA Tour Fantasy Golf Pros - the Tour Junkies
585: The Masters starts next week and to help with your Fantasy Draft picks on DraftKings.com, we've invited the Tour Junkies. These two guys from Augusta, GA are "Fantasy Golf Aces" and they're here to break down the tournament and provide the most attractive picks for your Draft. David Barnett and Pat Perry aren't brothers but sometimes they sound like it, which can be a lot of fun.  This episode is brought to you by DraftKings.com. Get FREE entry into the Masters draft with the coupon code "golfsmarter", and good luck!
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48 min
March 28, 2017
585 Premium - The Masters: Making Your Draft Picks with PGA Tour Fantasy Golf Pros - Tour Junkies
585 Premium: The Masters starts next week and to help with your Fantasy Draft picks at DraftKings.com, we've invited the Tour Junkies. These two guys from Augusta, GA are "Fantasy Golf Aces" and they're here to break down the tournament and provide the most attractive picks for your Draft. David Barnett and Pat Perry aren't brothers but sometimes the sound like it, which can be really fun.  This episode is brought to you by DraftKings.com. Get FREE entry in the the Masters Draft with the coupon code "golfsmarter", and good luck!
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45 min
March 21, 2017
Getting Out of Difficult Lies - On Course Playing Lesson with Jamie Zimron
584: Uphill/Downhill lies. Chipping from below the green. Awkward stances in the rough. This week host Fred Greene goes out on the course with the Golf Sensei, Jamie Zimron to Indian Valley Golf Course to get some tips and a playing lesson on getting out of tough situations on the course. This episode is also available as a video on the homepage of GolfSmarter.com, @GOLF SMARTER on Facebook, or on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV at https://youtu.be/n_6RZT1g7WA Find more on Jamie at KiAiGolf.com This episode is sponsored by DraftKings.com. Go to DraftKings.com NOW to draft your lineup for the Masters! Get FREE entry in the $100,000 contest for golf’s first major with promo code GOLFSMARTER!  Only at DraftKings.com, THE destination for one week fantasy sports!!  Eligibility restrictions may apply. See DraftKings dot com for details.
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31 min
March 21, 2017
584 Premium: Getting Out Of Tough Lies - An On-Course Playing Lesson with Jamie Zimron
Uphill/Downhill lies. Chipping from below the green. Awkward stances in the rough. This week host Fred Greene goes out on the course with the Golf Sensei, Jamie Zimron to Indian Valley Golf Course to get some tips and a playing lesson on getting out of tough situations on the course. This episode is also available as a video on the homepage of GolfSmarter.com, @GOLF SMARTER on Facebook, or on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV at https://youtu.be/n_6RZT1g7WA Find more on Jamie at KiAiGolf.com This episode is sponsored by DraftKings.com. Go to DraftKings.com NOW to draft your lineup for the Masters! Get FREE entry in the $100,000 contest for golf’s first major with promo code GOLFSMARTER!  Only at DraftKings.com, THE destination for one week fantasy sports!!  Eligibility restrictions may apply. See DraftKings dot com for details.
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29 min
March 14, 2017
What’s This Putt Going To Do?! Selecting a Putter & Reading Greens. Banana Putting pt2 w Paul Hobart
583 In Part 2 of our conversation with Paul Hobart of Banana Putting, we spend nearly an hour breaking down his five elements of improved putting, reading greens, selecting the right putter for your game, and conclude with a helpful putting speed drill.
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47 min
March 14, 2017
583 Premium: What’s This Putt Going To Do?! Selecting a Putter & Reading Greens. Banana Putting pt2
In Part 2 of our conversation with Paul Hobart of Banana Putting, we spend nearly an hour breaking down his five elements of improved putting, reading greens, selecting the right putter for your game, and conclude with a helpful putting speed drill.
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48 min
March 7, 2017
How to Putt Better By Looking At The Entire Green, Not Just Your Line - Banana Putting with Paul Hob
582 After giving thousands of putting lessons to hundreds of students, Paul Hobart has learned the intricacies and common errors of putting and why they happen. He’s developed a clean and simple method to improve your putting and calls it “Banana Putting”. There are multiple elements and we’ll take a couple episodes to go in depth with Paul. This week we begin with ‘scan it - plan it - point it - roll it’. Come back next week and we’ll have more to improve as we get closer to our new season.
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31 min
March 7, 2017
582 Premium: How to Putt Better By Looking At The Entire Green, Not Just Your Line - Banana Putting
582 Premium: After giving thousands of putting lessons to hundreds of students, Paul Hobart has learned the intricacies and common errors of putting and why they happen. He’s developed a clean and simple method to improve your putting and calls it “Banana Putting”. There are multiple elements and we’ll take a couple episodes to go in depth with Paul. This week we begin with ‘scan it - plan it - point it - roll it’. Come back next week and we’ll have more to improve as we get closer to our new season.
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32 min
February 28, 2017
Best Golf Workouts to Help Prepare for the New Season with TPI Certified Instructor Lynn Anderson
581: Lynn Anderson, a TPI Certified instructor joins host Fred Greene to discuss different exercises to get us back in shape for the new golf season. They also talk about nutrition so you don’t lose focus or have the “wheels fall off” near the end of your round, and the causes and solutions of different golf injuries.  We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50! Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5 handling! Either way, first come first served. Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com
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34 min
February 28, 2017
581 Premium: golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com Golf Smarter Program Guide
581 Premium: Lynn Anderson, a TPI Certified instructorhttps://www.totallydriven.com/> joins host Fred Greene to discuss different exercises that can get us back in shape for the new golf season. They also talk about nutrition so you don’t lose focus or have the “wheels fall off” near the end of your round, and the causes and solutions of different golf injuries.  We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50! Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5 handling! Either way, first come first served. Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com
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34 min
February 21, 2017
Not Attached to Outcome: NATO Golf using the Clear Key Method with Mel Sole
580: Mel Sole had the honor and privilege to play with Gary Player in the South African Tour as a young man, today he runs a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School in multiple locations across the US. In this episode, Mel talks about his history as a professional and an instructor and shares some amazing tips on why his teaching method comprises of 50% swing mechanics and 50% mental strength. He also shares tips he’s learned from Carey Mumford (Clear Key) on improving rhythm, and another from Nick Price on how to help us focus.  We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50! Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5 handling! Either way, first come first served. Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com
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35 min
February 21, 2017
580 Premium: Not Attached to Outcome: NATO Golf using the Clear Key Method with Mel Sole
580: Mel Sole had the honor and privilege to play with Gary Player in the South African Tour as a young man, today he runs a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School in multiple locations across the US. In this episode, Mel talks about his history as a professional and an instructor and shares some amazing tips on why his teaching method comprises of 50% swing mechanics and 50% mental strength. He also shares tips he’s learned from Carey Mumford (Clear Key) on improving rhythm, and another from Nick Price on how to help us focus.  We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50! Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5 handling! Either way, first come first served. Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com
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34 min
February 14, 2017
A Renegade Approach to Improving Your Mental and Emotional Skills for Lower Golf Scores with Stephen
579: Stephen Ladd is recognized as one of the top Golf Performance Coaches in the nation. He specializes in golf fitness, nutrition and mental game strategies. He founded Renegade Golf in 1994, a full decade before “golf fitness” became a buzz word. He teaches thousands of golfers of all levels from over 47 countries via the Internet and his books, videos and audio program how to train their bodies and brains for peak performance.  Stephen has taken a rather unorthodox path in terms of education and accumulation of knowledge, combining traditional academic environments, mentorships, and self-described “journeys”. As an undergraduate student, he studied exercise physiology, psychology, and philosophy. After graduating summa cum laude from Miami University, he continued his graduate work in East-West Psychology and Comparative Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco from 1991-1993. We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50! Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5handling! Either way, first come first served. Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com
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31 min
February 14, 2017
579 Premium: A Renegade Approach to Improving Your Mental and Emotional Skills for Lower Golf Scores
579 Premium:Stephen Ladd is recognized as one of the top Golf Performance Coaches in the nation. He specializes in golf fitness, nutrition and mental game strategies. He founded Renegade Golf in 1994, a full decade before “golf fitness” became a buzz word. He teaches thousands of golfers of all levels from over 47 countries via the Internet and his books, videos and audio program how to train their bodies and brains for peak performance.  Stephen has taken a rather unorthodox path in terms of education and accumulation of knowledge, combining traditional academic environments, mentorships, and self-described “journeys”. As an undergraduate student, he studied exercise physiology, psychology, and philosophy. After graduating summa cum laude from Miami University, he continued his graduate work in East-West Psychology and Comparative Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco from 1991-1993. We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50! Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5handling! Either way, first come first served. Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com
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31 min
February 7, 2017
Make Great Things Happen On The Golf Course By Looking At It From a New Perspective. Pt2 with Fred S
578: In the 12 years of the @GolfSmarter #podcast, few instructors have generated as much excitement from golfers around the world than Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf. His books, videos, and schools have transformed golfers and taken golfers on a journey to the pure joy, exploration and excitement we felt as kids. In part 2 of our conversation with Fred from 2009 he explains how to transform your game and answers some listener questions.  We have only a few DVDs of Fred’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” that usually sells for $50 for only $30 +s/h! Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes (must email the title and date of your new review) and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping&handling! Either way, first come first served. Send your order to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com
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32 min
February 7, 2017
578 Premium: Make Great Things Happen On The Golf Course By Looking At It From a New Perspective. Pt
578: In the 12 years of the @GolfSmarter #podcast, few instructors have generated as much excitement from golfers around the world than Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf. His books, videos, and schools have transformed golfers and taken golfers on a journey to the pure joy, exploration and excitement we felt as kids. In part 2 of our conversation with Fred from 2009 he explains how to transform your game and answers some listener questions.  We have only a few DVDs of Fred’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” that usually sells for $50 for only $30 +s/h! Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes (must email the title and date of your new review) and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping&handling! Either way, first come first served. Send your order to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com
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32 min
January 31, 2017
Bad Golfers Are Just As Happy As Scratch Golfers. Then Why Are We All Miserable? with Fred Shoemaker
577: Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf is one of the most popular and accomplished golf instructors that you may not know about. He’s got a cult-like following because he’s able to get any golfer to dive below the surface of frustration and the ability to see the ‘game’ in an entirely new light. He’s not only one of the most requested and elusive guests we’ve featured, but his episodes are our most popular. This week and next host Fred Greene will dig back to 2009 and replay two episodes in a row, the second of which has only been available to our Premium Subscribers in the past.  Enjoy We have only a few DVDs of Fred’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” that usually sells for $50 for only $30 +s/h! Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes (must email the title and date of your new review) and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping&handling! Either way, first come first served. Send your order to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com
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26 min
January 31, 2017
Bad Golfers Are Just As Happy As Scratch Golfers. Then Why Are We All Miserable? with Fred Shoemaker
577 Premium: Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf is one of the most popular and accomplished golf instructors that you may not know about. He’s got a cult-like following because he’s able to get any golfer to dive below the surface of frustration and the ability to see the ‘game’ in an entirely new light. He’s not only one of the most requested and elusive guests we’ve featured, but his episodes are our most popular. This week and next host Fred Greene will dig back to 2009 and replay two episodes in a row.  Enjoy We have only a few DVDs of Fred’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” that usually sells for $50 for only $30 +s/h!  Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes (must email the title and date of your new review) and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping&handling! Either way, first come first served. Send your order to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com
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26 min
January 24, 2017
It’s Always The Other Guy’s Fault! Really?! Let’s Start the New Season with a Golf Etiquette Refresh
576: Rules Shmules! Being a good golf citizen will get you invited back faster than quoting rules violations during your round. Rick Pipal created a great little acronym, R.A.R.E., to help us remember the keys to golf etiquette. Start your season with this little refresher on how you and your playing partners should conduct themselves during each round. R.A.R.E stands for Respect / Attitude / Ready Golf / Ethical Behavior.
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32 min
January 24, 2017
576 Premium: It's Always the Other Guy's Fault! Really?!? Let's Start the New Season with a Golf Eti
576 Rules Shmules! Being a good golf citizen will get you invited back faster than quoting rules violations during your round. Rick Pipal created a great little acronym, R.A.R.E., to help us remember the keys to golf etiquette. Start your season with this little refresher on how you and your playing partners should conduct themselves during each round. R.A.R.E stands for Respect / Attitude / Ready Golf / Ethical Behavior.
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32 min
January 17, 2017
6 Rules for Beginning Golfers (and those who want to help them) with Scott Seifferlein
575 Scott Seifferlein is a self taught golfer who after eight years sought out lessons from great instructors which lead him to a successful career as a player, coach, writer and advisor. In this episode, Scott shares six rules he’s developed for beginning golfers of any age that will get them hooked on the game like the rest of us. If you’re new to the game, or have someone who wants to start, or even if you want to introduce a friend or child to the game, make sure you get these rules before you begin. Scott also shares tips from one his books on how to cure your slice in five swings! You can find and learn more about Scott at GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com
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24 min
January 17, 2017
575 Premium: 6 Rules for Beginning Golfers of Any Age (and those who want to help them) with Scott S
575 Premium: Scott Seifferlein is a self taught golfer who after eight years sought out lessons from great instructors which lead him to a successful career as a player, coach, writer and advisor. In this episode, Scott shares six rules he’s developed for beginning golfers of any age that will get them hooked on the game like the rest of us. If you’re new to the game, or have someone who wants to start, or even if you want to introduce a friend or child to the game, make sure you get these rules before you begin. Scott also shares tips from one his books on how to cure your slice in five swings! You can find and learn more about Scott at GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com
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24 min
January 11, 2017
G.A.S.P.: Grip / Alignment / Stance / Posture work for both Golf & Business! with Jack Sims
574 Jack Sims is a successful businessman, but is also a highly skilled golf instructor. Many of us do business on the golf course, but did you know that there’s a lot to learn about one to help with the other? Jack offers multiple websites on both golf & business that are extremely enlightening.   JackSims.com JackSimsGolf.com JackSimsBusiness.com
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18 min
January 10, 2017
574 Premium "GASP: Grip/Alignment/Stance/Posture Work for Both Golf & Business! with Jack Sims
574 Premium: Jack Sims is a successful businessman, but is also a highly skilled golf instructor. Many of us do business on the golf course, but did you know that there’s a lot to learn about one to help with the other? Jack offers multiple websites on both golf & business that are extremely enlightening.   JackSims.com JackSimsGolf.com JackSimsBusiness.com
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18 min
January 3, 2017
Learn to “Play the Game” and Stop Worrying About the Perfect Swing with Rick Koscher
573 Rick Koscher TheGolfBetterCoach.com> gets frustrated with golfers and students who complain about inconsistency when they don’t actually understand how to make “golf shots”. He says “You cannot become a scratch golfer by staying on the driving range”. How many distances and locations can you hit a 7 iron? Most of us will say “about 150 yards”, but to be the best golfer possible, try to focus on hitting that club multiple distances, with a variety of ball flights.  If you’re serious about lowering your scores, be creative, use your imagination, and practice on your weaknesses. Instead of buying golf clubs that are popular or new, Rick suggests getting fitted to clubs that "fit your swing".
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41 min
January 3, 2017
573 Premium: Learn to “Play the Game” and Stop Worrying About the Perfect Swing with Rick Koscher
573 Rick Koscher TheGolfBetterCoach.com> gets frustrated with golfers and students who complain about inconsistency when they don’t actually understand how to make “golf shots”. He says “You cannot become a scratch golfer by staying on the driving range”. How many distances and locations can you hit a 7 iron? Most of us will say “about 150 yards”, but to be the best golfer possible, try to focus on hitting that club multiple distances, with a variety of ball flights.  If you’re serious about lowering your scores, be creative, use your imagination, and practice on your weaknesses. Instead of buying golf clubs that are popular or new, Rick suggests getting fitted to clubs that "fit your swing".
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41 min
December 27, 2016
Advanced Green to Tee Course Management Techniques with Joe Hallett, PGA
572: Joe Hallett, PGA is a Master Certified instructor who teaches Golf Teaching Professionals on how to coach us. We also discuss how to improve each round by using advanced course management techniques that includes looking at a hole backwards, the way it was designed, from green to tee. He advises that we strategically take advantage of what the groundskeeper gives us with 6 easy holes, 6 medium, and 6 hard holes, and play aggressively only when appropriate.
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27 min
December 27, 2016
572 Premium: Advanced Green to Tee Course Management Techniques with Joe Hallett, PGA
Premium: Joe Hallett, PGA is a Master Certified instructor who teaches Golf Teaching Professionals on how to coach us. We also discuss how to improve each round by using advanced course management techniques that includes looking at a hole backwards, the way it was designed, from green to tee. He advises that we strategically take advantage of what the groundskeeper gives us with 6 easy holes, 6 medium, and 6 hard holes, and play aggressively only when appropriate.
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27 min
December 20, 2016
Stop Trying to Change Your Swing All By Yourself with John Kantarski
571 John Kantarski specializes in left handed golf. But after teaching thousands of golfers, he’s also noticed how frequently golfers, left or right handed, also believe they understand what went wrong after each swing, just compounding the problem. No matter how good a golfer is, without proper training, it’s hard to make changes with the knowledge of cause and effect. A Hank Haney certified instructor, John shares his background making changes, fixes, and insights.                            Here’s the link https://youtu.be/_fjVwY_IY28> to the bonus video Fred mentioned at the end of the show.  Fred sits down with Rocio Robles, General Manager of El Manglar Campo de Golf (Golf Course) Riviera Maya, Mexico. Operated by Vidanta Golf, El Manglar is a Jack Nicklaus Design 18 hole - Par 54 course. Even though each hole is a par 3, holes from the black tees (2923yds) range in length from 103-276 yards, with 10 of the holes being over 150 yards and 11 having water in play. The four longest holes, #4 (223yds), #13 (276yds), #14 (195yds), and #18 (195yds), all require you to carry either streams or lakes. We wouldn't be surprised if the slope from the back tees are over 133, but no rating or slope is offered.  Inserted throughout the interview with Rocio, Fred provides commentary, photos, and video from his round and a time-lapse of the sunrise from the beach.  This is an incredible property on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, south of Cancun, north of Playa del Carmen, that boasts 5 hotels, 14 impressive restaurants, the golf course, a large boutique that provides everything from groceries for your kitchen equipped condo, to a pharmacy, gifts, clothes, and more. Vidanta Riviera Maya also has a custom built 600 seat theatre for JOYA, the only Cirque du Soleil show in the world that has a full hour of pre-show entertainment while you indulge in champagne and an excellent dinner at your table be
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38 min
December 20, 2016
571 Premium: Stop Trying to Change Your Swing All By Yourself with John Kantarski
571: John Kantarski specializes in left handed golf. But after teaching thousands of golfers, he’s also noticed how frequently golfers, left or right handed, also believe they understand what went wrong after each swing, just compounding the problem. No matter how good a golfer is, without proper training, it’s hard to make changes with the knowledge of cause and effect. A Hank Haney certified instructor, John shares his background making changes, fixes, and insights.                  Here’s the link https://youtu.be/_fjVwY_IY28> to the bonus video Fred mentioned at the end of the show.  Fred sits down with Rocio Robles, General Manager of El Manglar Campo de Golf (Golf Course) Riviera Maya, Mexico. Operated by Vidanta Golf, El Manglar is a Jack Nicklaus Design 18 hole - Par 54 course. Even though each hole is a par 3, holes from the black tees (2923yds) range in length from 103-276 yards, with 10 of the holes being over 150 yards and 11 having water in play. The four longest holes, #4 (223yds), #13 (276yds), #14 (195yds), and #18 (195yds), all require you to carry either streams or lakes. We wouldn't be surprised if the slope from the back tees are over 133, but no rating or slope is offered.  Inserted throughout the interview with Rocio, Fred provides commentary, photos, and video from his round and a time-lapse of the sunrise from the beach.  This is an incredible property on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, south of Cancun, north of Playa del Carmen, that boasts 5 hotels, 14 impressive restaurants, the golf course, a large boutique that provides everything from groceries for your kitchen equipped condo, to a pharmacy, gifts, clothes, and more. Vidanta Riviera Maya also has a custom built 600 seat theatre for JOYA, the only Cirque du Soleil show in the world that has a full hour of pre-show entertainment while you indulge in champagne and an excellent dinner at your table before the
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38 min
December 13, 2016
Keeping Your Golf Swing Simple with Jim Samsing
570: Jim Samsing of the Bird Golf Academy career as a golf teaching professional spans more than three decades. A competitive player since 1970, and the winner of the 1973 Montbello Open Pro-Am, Jim also recorded top 10 finishes in several state opens. Jim was also the Head Professional at Mission Hills C.C. in the mid 70’s. His teaching philosophy is to keep the swing as simple as possible, developing strong fundamentals and swing skills, and using the brain as the major tool in the development of these skills. He is the foremost expert in the theory of the “Double Connexion”, a mental discipline used on the PGA tour. Jim is a true master and student of the game, who’s style is successful with players of all abilities. Jim is also an accomplished club fitting specialist. We are proud to have Jim as our West Coast Director of Instruction.
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30 min
December 13, 2016
Premium: Keeping Your Golf Swing Simple with Jim Samsing
570: Jim Samsing of the Bird Golf Academy career as a golf teaching professional spans more than three decades. A competitive player since 1970, and the winner of the 1973 Montbello Open Pro-Am, Jim also recorded top 10 finishes in several state opens. Jim was also the Head Professional at Mission Hills C.C. in the mid 70’s. His teaching philosophy is to keep the swing as simple as possible, developing strong fundamentals and swing skills, and using the brain as the major tool in the development of these skills. He is the foremost expert in the theory of the “Double Connexion”, a mental discipline used on the PGA tour. Jim is a true master and student of the game, who’s style is successful with players of all abilities. Jim is also an accomplished club fitting specialist. We are proud to have Jim as our West Coast Director of Instruction. For Premium subscribers, here’s a link https://youtu.be/_fjVwY_IY28> to a bonus video of the Golf Smarter Podcast published December 13, 2016. Podcast host Fred Greene sits down with Rocio Robles, General Manager of El Manglar Campo de Golf (Golf Course) Riviera Maya, Mexico. Operated by Vidanta Golf, El Manglar is a Jack Nicklaus Design 18 hole - Par 54 course. Even though each hole is a par 3, holes from the black tees (2923yds) range in length from 103-276 yards, with 10 of the holes being over 150 yards and 11 having water in play. The four longest holes, #4 (223yds), #13 (276yds), #14 (195yds), and #18 (195yds), all require you to carry either streams or lakes. We wouldn't be surprised if the slope from the back tees are over 133, but no rating or slope is offered.  Inserted throughout the interview with Rocio, Fred provides commentary, photos, and video from his round and a time-lapse of the sunrise from the beach.  This is an incredible property on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, south of Cancun, north of Playa del Carmen, that boasts 5 hotels,
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30 min
December 6, 2016
Positive vs Negative Thinking and How It Impacts Your Golf Game with Dr. Bob Winters
569. Dr. Robert K Winters is a sports psychologist, author, contributor to the Golf Channel, and Mental Conditioning Coach who has helped numerous golfers from amateurs to the PGA Tour. Unlike any other sports psychologist performance consultant in the country, Dr. Bob has an academic and experiential background that allows him to really understand what it means to be an athlete or performer at every level.
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45 min
December 6, 2016
Premium: Positive vs Negative Thinking and How It Impacts Your Golf Game with Dr. Bob Winters
569. Dr. Robert K Winters is a sports psychologist, author, contributor to the Golf Channel, and Mental Conditioning Coach who has helped numerous golfers from amateurs to the PGA Tour. Unlike any other sports psychologist performance consultant in the country, Dr. Bob has an academic and experiential background that allows him to really understand what it means to be an athlete or performer at every level.
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45 min
November 30, 2016
Key to a Better Golf Swing? Trust Yourself! with Billy Bondaruk
568 Premium: Billy Bondaruk,PGA
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43 min
November 30, 2016
Key to a Better Golf Swing? Trust Yourself! with Billy Bondaruk
568 Premium: Billy Bondaruk,PGA
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42 min
November 22, 2016
567: A Thanksgiving Feast of the Greatest Golf Book Ever! THE MATCH with author Mark Frost
567: In our previous episode, actor Malcolm McDowell talked about his favorite golf book ever, which so happens to be mine too. “THE MATCH: The Day The Game of Golf Changed Forever” by Mark Frost was published in 2008, but is a great read of nonfiction and in today’s 24 hour news cycle, an unbelievable story that was never told before this book. The audio book and book are both available at Amazon and here’s the write up to the story:    The year: 1956. Four decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match. Lowery challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them. In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day--legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played--comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.”   This interview was originally published in 2008. Happy Thanksgiving!
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33 min
November 22, 2016
567 Premium: A Thanksgiving Feast of the Greatest Golf Book Ever! THE MATCH with author Mark Frost
567: In our previous episode, actor Malcolm McDowell talked about his favorite golf book ever, which so happens to be mine too. “THE MATCH: The Day The Game of Golf Changed Forever” by Mark Frost was published in 2008, but is a great read of nonfiction and in today’s 24 hour news cycle, an unbelievable story that was never told before this book. The audio book and book are both available at Amazon and here’s the write up to the story: The year: 1956. Four decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match. Lowery challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them. In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day--legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played--comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.” This interview was originally published in 2008. Happy Thanksgiving!
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33 min
November 15, 2016
566: Show Me An Actor That’s a Good Golfer, And I’ll Show You An Actor That’s Not Working! With Acto
Actor Malcolm McDowell is passionate about golf. This was an incredible opportunity to sit down and chat with him about his love of the sport, history and strategy, his appearance in the movie "Stroke of Genius" about Bobby Jones, “The Greatest Game Ever Played” and his first hole in one. Malcolm McDowell’s resume includes a wide range of roles that started in 1964 and includes Clockwork Orange from 1971 and continues today as a distinctive voice on video games like Call of Duty, the antagonist on the entertaining Amazon Original series, Mozart in the Jungle, and HBO’s Entourage.
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30 min
November 15, 2016
566 Premium: Show Me An Actor That’s a Good Golfer, And I’ll Show You An Actor That’s Not Working! W
Actor Malcolm McDowell is passionate about golf. This was an incredible opportunity to sit down and chat with him about his love of the sport, history and strategy, his appearance in the movie "Stroke of Genius" about Bobby Jones, “The Greatest Game Ever Played”, and his first hole in one. Malcolm McDowell’s resume includes a wide range of roles that started in 1964 and includes Clockwork Orange from 1971 and continues today as a distinctive voice on video games like Call of Duty, the antagonist on the entertaining Amazon Original series, Mozart in the Jungle, and HBO’s Entourage.
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30 min
November 8, 2016
565: If Fatigue is Impacting Your Round, It Could Be Your Nutrition! with Jim Delaby
Jim Delaby, PGA wants to let you know that getting tired near the end of your round is preventable. There are specific foods, and ways to consume food and beverage during your round that will keep you focused on energized. Jim’s believes that anyone can get into The Zone, and even achieve a SuperZone state with the right tools which we discuss in the episode.  http://www.Jimdelaby.com Host Fred Greene is interested in hearing your opinion on this topic. Follow @GolfSmarter on Twitter, or join the conversation at the GOLF SMARTER Facebook page. http://GolfSmarter.com
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37 min
November 8, 2016
565 Premium: If Fatigue is Impacting Your Round, It Could Be Your Nutrition! with Jim Delaby
Jim Delaby, PGA wants to let you know that getting tired near the end of your round is preventable. There are specific foods, and ways to consume food and beverage during your round that will keep you focused on energized. Jim’s believes that anyone can get into The Zone, and even achieve a SuperZone state with the right tools which we discuss in the episode.  http://www.Jimdelaby.com Host Fred Greene is interested in hearing your opinion on this topic. Follow @GolfSmarter on Twitter, or join the conversation at the GOLF SMARTER Facebook page. http://GolfSmarter.com
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37 min
November 1, 2016
564: A Club-focused Swing Can Be More Effective Than a Body-focused Swing
Manuel De la Torre was born above the golf shop at the Real Club de la Puerta de Hierro in Madrid, Spain, where his father Ángel de la Torre was the head golf professional. Angel was five-time Spanish National Golf Champion. Manuel's father's instruction and that of his father's friend and colleague Ernest Jones, served as the basis for de la Torre's instruction. His concepts for golf instruction have stood the test of time for over 60 years. He was head golf professional at Milwaukee Country Club teaching amateurs and tour professionals for more than 60 years. Recorded in 2009, this conversation is just as valid today as it was when we originally spoke. Unfortunately Manuel De la Torre died in the Spring of 2016, but we were honored to hear his opinion on why golfers spend too much time focusing on their body parts during the swing. Every body is unique and moves it’s own way. That’s why understanding the role of the golf club may allow you to be a much more successful, and less stressed ball striker. His book and DVD “Understanding The Golf Swing” are still available online. Here’s the address for the hardcover in Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Golf-Swing-Manuel-Torre/dp/1886346518/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478020703&sr=8-1&keywords=understanding+the+golf+swing Host Fred Greene is interested in hearing your opinion on this topic. Follow @GolfSmarter on Twitter, or join the conversation at the GOLF SMARTER Facebook page. http://GolfSmarter.com
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28 min
November 1, 2016
564 Premium: A Club-focused Swing Can Be More Effective Than a Body-focused Swing
Manuel De la Torre was born above the golf shop at the Real Club de la Puerta de Hierro in Madrid, Spain, where his father Ángel de la Torre was the head golf professional. Angel was five-time Spanish National Golf Champion. Manuel's father's instruction and that of his father's friend and colleague Ernest Jones, served as the basis for de la Torre's instruction. His concepts for golf instruction have stood the test of time for over 60 years. He was head golf professional at Milwaukee Country Club teaching amateurs and tour professionals for more than 60 years. Recorded in 2009, this conversation is just as valid today as it was when we originally spoke. Unfortunately Manuel De la Torre died in the Spring of 2016, but we were honored to hear his opinion on why golfers spend too much time focusing on their body parts during the swing. Every body is unique and moves it’s own way. That’s why understanding the role of the golf club may allow you to be a much more successful, and less stressed ball striker. His book and DVD “Understanding The Golf Swing” are still available online. Here’s the address for the hardcover in Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Golf-Swing-Manuel-Torre/dp/1886346518/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478020703&sr=8-1&keywords=understanding+the+golf+swing Host Fred Greene is interested in hearing your opinion on this topic. Follow @GolfSmarter on Twitter, or join the conversation at the GOLF SMARTER Facebook page. http://GolfSmarter.com
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27 min
October 25, 2016
563: VIDEO Swing Analysis May Not Be As Helpful As You’d Like with Marc Solomon!
Marc Solomon of Golf Made Simple shares his entertaining passion for golf instruction and it doesn’t diminish when we discuss video swing analysis. If the key to trusting your swing is clearing your mind before each shot, then he may have a compelling argument.  http://GolfMadeSimple.com Host Fred Greene is interested in hearing your opinion on this topic. Follow @GolfSmarter on Twitter, or join the conversation at the GOLF SMARTER Facebook page. http://GolfSmarter.com
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36 min
October 25, 2016
563 Premium: VIDEO Swing Analysis May Not Be As Helpful As You’d Like with Marc Solomon
563 Premium: Marc Solomon of Golf Made Simple shares his entertaining passion for golf instruction and it doesn’t diminish when we discuss video swing analysis. If the key to trusting your swing is clearing your mind before each shot, then he may have a compelling argument.  http://GolfMadeSimple.com Host Fred Greene is interested in hearing your opinion on this topic. Follow @GolfSmarter on Twitter, or join the conversation at the GOLF SMARTER Facebook page. http://GolfSmarter.com
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35 min
October 18, 2016
562: Don't Change Your Clubs, Change Your Attitude for More Fun and Lower Scores!
562: Tommy Masters has been named Golf Digest Top 100 instructor multiple times. Among the great pieces of advice he shares in this episode is acknowledging that occasionally (or in host Fred Greene’s case frequently) you will have bad shots. Don’t brood over them, don’t even get upset. See a bad shot as an exciting challenge. Focus on how you will get out of trouble. Just remember Fred’s favorite saying “Never follow a bad shot with a stupid shot!”  Also, Tommy advices to practice a variety of shots with each club so that you won’t be intimidated by tough situations.  http://www.TommyMasters.net This episode is brought to you by GolfOvernight.com. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.
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29 min
October 18, 2016
562 Premium: Don’t Change Your Clubs, Change Your Attitude for More Fun and Lower Scores! with Tommy
562: Tommy Masters has been named Golf Digest Top 100 instructor multiple times. Among the great pieces of advice he shares in this episode is acknowledging that occasionally (or in host Fred Greene’s case frequently) you will have bad shots. Don’t brood over them, don’t even get upset. See a bad shot as an exciting challenge. Focus on how you will get out of trouble. Just remember Fred’s favorite saying “Never follow a bad shot with a stupid shot!”  Also, Tommy advices to practice a variety of shots with each club so that you won’t be intimidated by tough situations.  http://www.TommyMasters.net This episode is brought to you by GolfOvernight.com. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.
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29 min
October 11, 2016
561: A Revolutionary Putter with a HUGE Sweet-spot that Delivers Truer Lines with Creator John Ambro
561: John Ambrose is a retired airline pilot who has succeeded in developing a unique putter that takes USGA specs to their limits. The major manufacturers continue to produce putters that are the same basic design from 100 years ago. But John wasn’t satisfied. When you pull this putter out of your bag, you’ll find two things happen. First, your playing partners will want to try it and talk about it. Most importantly,  on your first stroke you’ll discover that the ball will go down your intended aiming line. In this episode, John and host Fred Greene talk about the advantages, history, and concept behind his L2 MOI MAXX putter.  While looking down the line before his first stroke, Fred realized why his putts were brushing the right side of the cup. Now his confidence to stay on his intended line has dramatically increased. You can watch this complete interview, unedited to see what John’s talking about on the GolfSmarterTV channel at https://youtu.be/DrYjRfDuMSc . For an added bonus, we’ve also published a short interview with John on the practice putting green as Fred and others take their first strokes with the putter. https://youtu.be/4lKObEvF1H4  This putter cannot be found in any retail location or pro shop, only at L2Putters.com. Regularly $169US, save $15 by entering “golfsmarter” at checkout on his website. This episode is brought to you by GolfOvernight.com. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.
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31 min
October 11, 2016
561Premium: A Revolutionary Putter with a HUGE Sweet-spot that Delivers Truer Lines with Creator Joh
561 Premium: John Ambrose is a retired airline pilot who has succeeded in developing a unique putter that takes USGA specs to their limits. The major manufacturers continue to produce putters that are the same basic design from 100 years ago. But John wasn’t satisfied. When you pull this putter out of your bag, you’ll find two things happen. First, your playing partners will want to try it and talk about it. Most importantly,  on your first stroke you’ll discover that the ball will go down your intended aiming line. In this episode, John and host Fred Greene talk about the advantages, history, and concept behind his L2 MOI MAXX putter.  While looking down the line before his first stroke, Fred realized why his putts were brushing the right side of the cup. Now his confidence to stay on his intended line has dramatically increased. You can watch this complete interview, unedited to see what John’s talking about on the GolfSmarterTV channel at https://youtu.be/DrYjRfDuMSc . For an added bonus, we’ve also published a short interview with John on the practice putting green as Fred and others take their first strokes with the putter. https://youtu.be/4lKObEvF1H4  This putter cannot be found in any retail location or pro shop, only at L2Putters.com. Regularly $169US, save $15 by entering “golfsmarter” at checkout on his website. This episode is brought to you by GolfOvernight.com. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.
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49 min
October 4, 2016
560: Improving Your Golf State of Mind: Mental Game Training with David MacKenzie
560: David Mackenzie is a golf instructor that understands the value of mechanics, but believes, like we do here at Golf Smarter, that your fastest path to better golf and high performance is through winning with the mental game. It goes well beyond strategy, it’s how you deal with every shot from the driving range, to the tee box, approach shots and definitely on the greens. He offers articles, tips, video, online coaching, and a free mental game assessment at GolfStateOfMind.com This episode is brought to you by GolfOvernight.com. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.
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41 min
October 4, 2016
560 Premium: Improving Your Golf State of Mind: Mental Game Training with David MacKenzie
560: David Mackenzie is a golf instructor that understands the value of mechanics, but believes, like we do here at Golf Smarter, that your fastest path to better golf and high performance is through winning with the mental game. It goes well beyond strategy, it’s how you deal with every shot from the driving range, to the tee box, approach shots and definitely on the greens. He offers articles, tips, video, online coaching, and a free mental game assessment at GolfStateOfMind.com This episode is brought to you by GolfOvernight.com. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.
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40 min
September 27, 2016
559: Play Better Golf Using Your Imagination with Dr. Glen Albaugh
559: In his return to Golf Smarter, Dr. Glen Albaugh, author of “Winning The Battle Within” talks about “playing with your imagination” and “playing with your athletic mind”. In addition to being a professor at University of the Pacific, Glen has been a mental coach and advisor for some of the great coaches including Bill Walsh and Pete Carroll as well as many PGA and LPGA Tour Players. In this return conversation, we talk about how your can be your own “Coach of the Future” using your creative mind, taking practice swings with your eyes closed, post-shot awareness, and how we can be positively influenced by great writers (“When we play our best we see things in paragraphs, not sentences”), and the passing of The Legend, Arnold Palmer. Watch the complete conversation at GolfSmarter.com or our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel.   https://youtu.be/i4d8hdrAjTg This episode is brought to you by GolfOvernight.com. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.
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42 min
September 27, 2016
559 Premium: Play Better Golf Using Your Imagination with Dr. Glen Albaugh
559 Premium: In his return to Golf Smarter, Dr. Glen Albaugh, author of “Winning The Battle Within” talks about “playing with your imagination” and “playing with your athletic mind”. In addition to being a professor at University of the Pacific, Glen has been a mental coach and advisor for some of the great coaches including Bill Walsh and Pete Carroll as well as many PGA and LPGA Tour Players. In this return conversation, we talk about how your can be your own “Coach of the Future” using your creative mind, taking practice swings with your eyes closed, post-shot awareness, and how we can be positively influenced by great writers (“When we play our best we see things in paragraphs, not sentences”), and the passing of The Legend, Arnold Palmer. Watch the complete conversation at GolfSmarter.com or our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel.   https://youtu.be/i4d8hdrAjTg This episode is brought to you by GolfOvernight.com. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.
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42 min
September 21, 2016
558 Premium: Meet The 19 Handicapper That Played In A Country’s Open…And Lived To Tell Us About It!
558 Premium: In 2014 Justin Kreibich, who, in his mid 20’s and a bogie golfer with a 19hcp, signed up to play in the DPKR (yes, that’s North Korea) Amateur Golf Open. Knowing the risks involved and how good of a golfer he wasn’t, he knew that this may be the only opportunity to play in an Open Championship. So he signed up, was granted a spot, flew to China, then boarded a flight to Pyongyang City without the knowledge or permission of the US Government. There were only 20 players in the field and it was a single round. On the 18th tee he was in second place, but the realization of the consequences got in his head.  This is an outrageous and crazy story that could easily be a movie "based on a true story”.  He’s never shared this story with anyone outside of his friends and family…until now.  Watch the complete conversation at GolfSmarter.com or our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel.   https://youtu.be/Q8ZXR9Xp0mo This episode is brought to you by GolfOvernight.com. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.
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48 min
September 13, 2016
557 Premium: If Custom Fit Clubs Cost Are The Same Price, What’s Holding You Back? Featuring Frank V
557 Premium: We continue the discussion of getting custom fit for your golf clubs to improve your consistency and your game. This time we head to Boston to speak with the US Vice President of the International Club Makers Guild, Frank Viola. This time we discuss the various components of the club and how important it is to not concern yourself with popular brand names, but to focus on getting the right parts that work best for you. We also talk about pricing variations of custom club making vs off the shelf clubs. Our host, Fred Greene, doesn't understand what all the numbers mean in a computer print out from a launch monitor after comparing five shots each with a blade 6 iron vs a cavity back 6 iron created by the same manufacturer. Frank explains the significance of each number and teaches Fred on which are the most important results in selecting the right club. Want to watch the full interview and see some of her work? Check out the complete conversation at GolfSmarter.com or our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel.   https://youtu.be/UI4T_3oggP8 This episode is brought to you by GolfOvernight.com. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.
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52 min
September 6, 2016
556 Premium: Thinking About New Clubs? Don’t Buy Anything Until You Hear About Custom Club Fitting w
556: Getting fitted for golf clubs. You may hear a lot about the advantages, but most of us ignore it, especially if we have a friend who is raving about his club and we take a successful swing with it. Our guest this week is the President of the International Clubmakers Guild, Jacques Intriere, who also has a very successful club fitting and club making studio. The surprise is that custom club makers like Jacques don't necessarily want to provide you with brands you're not familiar with, they take the components from the most popular manufacturers and build the club that is exactly right for your game, whether your a beginner or scratch golfer. We also break down a lot of technical terms that are familiar in the industry but may not mean anything to the average golf consumer. http://ClubFittersGuild.org Want to watch the full interview and see some of her work? Check out the complete conversation at GolfSmarter.com or our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel.   https://youtu.be/nXUVT22UB0c This episode is brought to you by GolfOvernight.com. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.
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41 min
August 30, 2016
555 Premium: Disrupting Traditional Golf Teaching Techniques with LPGA Teaching & Club Pros Hall of
555 Premium: Kay McMahon is a member of the LPGA T&CP (Teachers & Golf Pros) Hall of Fame who has given thousands of lessons and came to understand that there is a way to make the golf swing much less complicated. She developed the Golf 8.5 system and has had tremendous success with golfers who are just starting and single digit handicappers. We first met Kay back in May but have brought her back to break down her method and pick on a couple specifics to clarify exactly how simple it is. http://eduKaytionGolf.com Want to watch the full interview and see some of her work? Check out the complete conversation at GolfSmarter.com or our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel.   https://youtu.be/WU4TN-CCq1w This episode is brought to you by Golf Overnight. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.
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47 min
August 23, 2016
554 Premium: "Mr. Hogan, The Man I Knew" with Author and LPGA Record Holder, Kris Tschetter
554 Premium: Kris Tschetter has the unique privilege of getting to know, and receiving instruction from Ben Hogan when she was a young girl. Her book "Mr. Hogan The Man I Knew" subtitled "An LPGA Player Looks Back on an Amazing Friendship and Lessons She Learned from Golf's Greatest Legend" is fascinating to read, and on this episode you can hear why he was attentive to this vibrant and entertaining woman.  Kris is also in charge of Community Relations for the great free golf app called "18Birdies" that allows you to compete with your friends, utilize GPS to track every shot of every round, and socially connect on and off the course with golfer's around the world.  Kris is co-host of the "On Par Podcast" which featured Golf Smarter host Fred Greene on episode No.12 from July 15, 2016 https://18birdies.com/players-club-digest/onparep12golfsmarter/ Watch the full interview on our GolfSmarterTV channel at GolfSmarter.com or on YouTube at https://youtu.be/GWfkME0DdCs This episode is brought to you by Golf Overnight. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.
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62 min
August 16, 2016
553 Premium: The Only Artist Commissioned by both the USGA & R&A for the Majors with Linda Hartough
553: Here’s another fascinating story of someone who has found a way to make a living in golf without playing golf. Linda Hartough is a landscape painter who has recreated some of the world's most beautiful golf holes. She is the only artist ever commissioned by the USGA and the R&A Golf Club of St. Andrews to do their annual, official paintings and prints for the U.S. Open and British Open Championships. She has painted prestigious golf courses from the U.S. to Scotland to Hong Kong. Her paintings have earned a place on two ABC Television Golf Specials on famous golf holes hosted by Jack Nicklaus. http://hartough.com Want to watch the full interview and see some of her work? Check out the complete conversation at GolfSmarter.com or our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel.   https://youtu.be/X-DnoZvrylw  This episode is brought to you by Golf Overnight. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.      At the end of this episode, Dean Knuth, founder of Knuth Golf and creator of the High Heat Driver, 3 Wood, and Hybrid join us to select at random a winner of a custom made High Heat 3 Wood.  Knuth Golf has extended their exclusive discount for the Golf Smarter community. Mention “Golf Smarter” in your order and save on each of these clubs that are designed specifically to help amateurs play better golf. Driver regularly $399, your price $329. Fairway Wood regularly $299, mention Golf Smarter and it’s only $269. All new High Heat Hybrid, $249, but for you only $22
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34 min
August 9, 2016
552 Premium: Bobby Clampett on the Impact Zone
552: Bobby Clampett was the Low Amateur at the 1979 US Open and the 1980 Masters. He played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour in addition to being a network golf announcer/commentator. After playing with over 1,000 amateurs at more than 220 Pro-Ams he noticed something about their divots that separates high handicappers from Tour players. “...the Touring pros had a swing bottom approximately 4 inches in front of the center of the golf ball. For every inch amateurs were behind that 4 inches, equated to, on average, 4 strokes per inch!" In this week’s episode Bobby talks with host Fred Greene about his history, greatest influences, the Golfing Machine, and his effective method of instruction called The Impact Zone.       Bobby is going to be giving a “Golfing In The Zone Clinic” at Michael Murphy’s Golf In The Kingdom Marathon charity event on September 11-12, 2016 at Peacock Gap in San Rafael, CA. For more information and to register for the event, visit http://itp-international.org/GKM2016. This episode is brought to you by Golf Overnight. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of our home page and use the promo code “gsmart”.      WIN! WIN! WIN! Golf Smarter has teamed up with Dean Knuth of knuthgolf.com to give away a High Heat 3Wood. Deadline to
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56 min
August 3, 2016
551 Premium: Eliminate Vacation Stress and Hassles by Using Golf Overnight
551: Golf Overnight is not only a great service to have your golf clubs waiting for you instead of you waiting…and waiting…and waiting for your clubs at the airport, they’re also offering a 20% discount to Golf Smarter listeners with the Promo Code “gsmart”. Our guest this week is Aaron Foster from Golf Overnight who explains how the service works, the advantages, and the costs. To take advantage of their offer, click on the ad at the bottom of the page at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.  We’re also really happy to announce that Golf Overnight is our newest sponsor! Please try them out on your next golf trip to see how much value you gain when you eliminate the hassle of dragging around your clubs.     WIN! WIN! WIN! Golf Smarter has teamed up with Dean Knuth of knuthgolf.com to give away a High Heat 3Wood. Deadline to enter is Midnight Sunday, August 14, 2016 at GolfSmarter.com. The winner will be announced on episode 553.  Knuth Golf has extended their exclusive discount for the Golf Smarter community. Mention “Golf Smarter” in your order and save on each of these clubs that are designed specifically to help amateurs play better golf. Driver regularly $399, your price $329. Fairway Wood regularly $299, mention Golf Smarter and it’s only $269. All new High Heat Hybrid, $249, but for you only $229.
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12 min
July 25, 2016
550 Premium: The Yips: What They Are and How to Cure Them with Jim Waldron
550 Premium: There are at least five different type of the Yips in golf. Full Swing, Chipping, Pitching, Bunker, and the least common but most talked about: Putting. Our guest is one of our all-time favorite golf instructors who actually specializes in eliminating the yips, Jim Waldron of the Balance Point Golf Schools. According to Jim, there are three contributing factors to the yips. Mental. Emotional. Physical (mechanics). “By definition, the yips (flinching) are unconscious. No one tries to get the yips.”   Jim also touches on the contributing factors, examples, and devising a program that will eliminate them and “Flinch-Proof Your Game”, and curing a scratch golfer who’s yips got so bad, he handicap went up to a 12. Jim cured him in 4 hours.     WIN! WIN! WIN! Golf Smarter has teamed up with Dean Knuth of knuthgolf.com to give away a High Heat 3Wood. Deadline to enter is Midnight Sunday, August 14, 2016 at GolfSmarter.com. The winner will be announced on episode 553. Click here to enter:  http://www.golfsmarter.com/contest-enter-to-win-a-custom-fit-high-heat-driver/ Knuth Golf has extended their exclusive discount for the Golf Smarter community. Mention “Golf Smarter” in your ordhttp://Knuthgolf.comer and save on each of these clubs that are designed specifically to help amateurs play better golf. Driver regularly $399, your price $329. Fairway Wood regularly $299, mention Golf Smarter and it’s only $269. All new High Heat Hybrid, $249, but for you only $229.
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52 min
July 19, 2016
549 Premium: Pete Dye Disciple, Golf Course Architect Bobby Weed on TeeToGreen Course Management for
549 Premium: This week we welcome Pete Dye disciple, golf course architect Bobby Weed. Bobby talks about how amateur golfers can increase their TeeToGreen course management by using a course designer’s perspective.  Bobby also talks about working with Mr. Dye, designing four Tournament TPC courses, and more.  Before we finish this episode, Dean Knuth joins us to draw the name of our winner and to announce that Golf Smarter listeners now have another chance to win a High Heat 3Wood. Deadline to enter is Midnight Sunday, August 14, 2016 at GolfSmarter.com. The winner will be announced on episode 553.  Knuth Golf has extended their exclusive discount for the Golf Smarter community. Mention “Golf Smarter” in your order and save on each of these clubs that are designed specifically to help amateurs play better golf. Driver regularly $399, your price $329. Fairway Wood regularly $299, mention Golf Smarter and it’s only $269. All new High Heat Hybrid, $249, but for you only $229.
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52 min
July 12, 2016
548 Premium: Golf Skate Caddy, the Newest Personal Golf Transport AND (Premium Episode) Golf Game Bo
548: The most interesting category in golf’s effort to bring young people to the game is the Personal Transport. Golf Skate Caddy is not your grandfather’s golf cart. Think about it as a electric surf board and/or a skate board. Just secure your bag, plug in your phone, put your beer on ice, grab the remote control, step aboard and off you go! Our guest is Patrick Pires to discuss the benefits and fun this product brings to the game. The video of this conversation also includes a short segment of host Fred Greene taking a ride around a course. http://GolfSkateCaddy.com  Watch the video at https://youtu.be/-0Uf9cOSojk  or http://GolfSmarter.com Part 2 of this episode for Premium Subscribers features Mikko Rantanen of Golf Game Book. Golf Game Book is a free app for iOS (Android is coming) that includes 25 different game formats. This app also allows golfers to connect and share live results, comments, photos&videos no matter where they are...on or off the course.  You can watch this interview at GolfSmarter.com or https://youtu.be/Fpu0NG6i3WQ  !!!!!!We’re giving away a High Heat Driver!!!!!! Register to win at GolfSmarter.com. Deadline to enter is 11:59p, Sunday July 17, 2016. Winner will be announced on episode 549 (July 19, 2016).  Register at http://www.golfsmarter.com/contest-enter-to-win-a-custom-fit-high-heat-driver/ Knuth Golf has extended their exclusive discount for the Golf Smarter community. Mention “Golf Smarter” in your order and save on each of these clubs that are designed specifically to help amateurs play better golf. Driver regularly $399, your price $329. Fairway Wood regularly $299, mention Golf Smarter and it’s only $269. All new High Heat Hybrid, $249, but for you only $229.  http://K
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20 min
July 5, 2016
547 Premium: Exploring the Most Interesting Golf Destinations in the World AND (Premium Episode) A G
547: Perry Golf is an industry leading golf travel company that plans trips and tours to the best and most unique golf destinations in the world. This is a conversation with Mark Barnes about the golf travel industry, great places to play, and the hottest and newest places to visit.     http://PerryGolf.com   Watch the video https://youtu.be/MMFgK3vTMJ0  or http://GolfSmarter.com Part 2 of this episode for Premium Subscribers features Cody Law of GolfMesquiteNevada.com Mesquite is about an hour north of Las Vegas, but they have spectacular golf, casino gambling, and a variety of accommodations and dining options to choose from.  You can watch this interview at GolfSmarter.com or https://youtu.be/ySlkkeGlTso  !!!!!!We’re giving away a High Heat Driver!!!!!! Register to win at GolfSmarter.com. Deadline to enter is 11:59p, Sunday July 17, 2016. Winner will be announced on episode 549 (July 19, 2016).  Register at http://www.golfsmarter.com/contest-enter-to-win-a-custom-fit-high-heat-driver/ Knuth Golf has extended their exclusive discount for the Golf Smarter community. Mention “Golf Smarter” in your order and save on each of these clubs that are designed specifically to help amateurs play better golf. Driver regularly $399, your price $329. Fairway Wood regularly $299, mention Golf Smarter and it’s only $269. All new High Heat Hybrid, $249, but for you only $229.  http://Knuthgolf.com
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22 min
June 28, 2016
546 Premium: SNAG (Starting New At Golf) is the Most Effective Method to Get Children Excited About
546: Common question: What’s the best way to get my child interested in playing golf? Finally an answer that works, is fun, and has a school curriculum designed by education professionals. SNAG (Starting New at Golf) is the best “first-touch” program I’ve seen. It uses big clubs & balls, bright colors and language that all children would understand. But it’s not just for children, this system works for anyone who’s never held a golf club before. Our guest is John Johnson. The video includes the full interview and Golf Smarter host Fred Greene’s first swing with the Super SNAG Launcher (Driver) getting a Super SNAG Hole in One!    http://snaggolf.com and  http://snagpros.com for schools, parks, and camp programs.   Watch the video https://youtu.be/PzFtzmBQ78E  http://GolfSmarter.com Part 2 of this episode for Premium Subscribers features Dallin Koecher of GoHeberValley.com. Heber Valley is the area in Utah where the ING Conference was held. Dallin is with their visitor’s bureau and we discussed how low profile golf destinations are using today’s social media to attract millennials to their area and to golf in general. You can watch this interview at GolfSmarter.com or https://youtu.be/qN4dbUaTZLs  !!!!!!We’re giving away a High Heat Driver!!!!!! Register to win at GolfSmarter.com. Deadline to enter is 11:59p, Sunday July 17, 2016. Winner will be announced on episode 549 (July 19, 2016).  Register at http://www.golfsmarter.com/contest-enter-to-win-a-custom-fit-high-heat-driver/ Knuth Golf has extended their exclusive discount for the Golf Smarter community. Mention “Golf Smarter” in your order
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29 min
June 21, 2016
Listen for details on how to WIN a New HIGH HEAT Driver!! 545 Premium: The introduction of the all n
545 Premium: Dean “The Pope of Slope” Knuth returns (episode 531) to introduce the all new High Heat Fairway Wood and Hybrid. The video of this interview with close up of the club heads, can be here on GolfSmarter.com or https://youtu.be/3K57BED44QE I also want to thank Dean for being such a trooper. He wasn’t feeling well and went to see a doctor immediately after this recording, and was diagnosed him with double pneumonia.  !!!!!We’re giving away a High Heat Driver!!!!!! Check the Featured section of the home page to register and win. Deadline to enter is 11:59p, Sunday July 17, 2016. Winner will be announced on episode 549 (July 19, 2016).   Knuth Golf has extended their exclusive discount for the Golf Smarter community. Mention “Golf Smarter” in your order and save on each of these clubs that are designed specifically to help amateurs play better golf. Driver regularly $399, your price $329. Fairway Wood regularly $299, mention Golf Smarter and it’s only $269. All new High Heat Hybrid, $249, but for you only $229.   http://Knuthgolf.com Part 2 of this Premium episode features a conversation with Amy Yanda-Lee of Chase 54, a golf apparel designer that pushes the limits in fit, feel, fashion and performance. These are golf clothes like you've never seen before.
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23 min
June 14, 2016
544 Premium: Live View Golf with PGA Certified Instructor Patrick Parrish and Inventor Shane Yang
544 Premium: Practice Perfectly. Practice Precisely. Practice Independently with LiveViewGolf’s Real-Time camera and free app. This week we sit down with Patrick Parrish, PGA Certified Instructor at the Nicklaus Monterey CC, and Shane Yang, inventor of LiveViewGolf. LiveViewGolf shows your swing in real time so that you can correct errors before they happen.  We’ve all stood in front of a mirror to look at our swing because we want to see what’s going wrong and what feels right. When you use LiveViewGolf, you get to watch your swing live on your smartphone or tablet, without changing your posture, utilizing similar video tools that PGA Teaching Pros spend thousands of dollars to put in their studio. And you can do it wherever and whenever you have enough room to swing a club for less than $200! This episode is brought to you by LiveViewGolf.com. All orders inside the continental U.S receive free shipping with the checkout code “golfsmarter”.    Watch this entire episode at https://youtu.be/zOyf2-GWntA    Patrick provided us with a live demo of how simple it is to use the LiveViewGolf real-time video camera and free app (iOS and Android)…INDOORS!  Watch his short demo of LiveViewGolf at https://youtu.be/Vuf3EJdzebI     Are you also aware that the placement of your divot tells a lot about how good you play golf? Here’s a brief video excerpt from the full interview  https://youtu.be/btNMhmUWlMU    Please continue support of Golf Smarter podcast by supporting our sponsors.
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47 min
June 7, 2016
543 Premium: 70% of All Golfers Play The Wrong Ball! AND Kicking It with Soul Kix.
543 Premium: On any given round, there’s only one piece of golf equipment that is used on every shot…the ball. What most amateur players don’t realize is that 70% of all golfers are using the wrong ball, according to this week’s guest Dominic Selfa of Bridgestone Golf who sits down with host Fred Greene. Getting fitted for a golf ball is as important as getting fitted for clubs. So may players play a Titleist ProV1 because that’s what’s on the tour or is the most expensive. But that doesn’t mean it will help your game. The reality is that if you don’t have a swing speed over 100mph or can compress the ball to get a good amount of backspin, that is the wrong ball for you. Learn more about the new line of Bridgestone balls and how they are leading the way for every golfer to get properly fitted for the correct ball.  http://BridgestoneGolf.com Watch the video interview with Dominic https://youtu.be/sz5on1IeV6M For this Premium Episode, we also have another conversation from the ING Conference  with Terry McEwen of SoulKix, an innovative shoe team that encourages the quirky/weird/artistic/different/inspired/ and “off-beaten” soul to create the own path of shoes. It’s actually a really fascinating story of a father helping his son find a mission and path in life after the young man, at 19, was homeless living in a makeshift tent on top of a skyscraper in San Francisco. With Father’s Day coming, it’s a beautiful story of love and success. http://Soulkix.com
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27 min
May 31, 2016
542 Premium: Intro to Tour Edge and Exotics golf clubs, AND, the PGA Golf Exhibition Shows
542 Premium: Tour Edge sells golf clubs under both the Exotics and Tour Edge brands. Exotics are for those who demand the best. Tour Edge have forged a name as offering high-quality clubs at unbeatable prices. Our conversation this week was recorded at the 26th Annual ING Conference and features Joanne Miller, Director of Public Relations from the ING Conference.   In part 2 of this Premium Access episode, we also talk to Sherry Major from PGA Golf Exhibitions who produces the PGA Merchandise show in Orlando each year.  This is the another interview captured at the 26th Annual ING (International Network of Golf) conference in Midway, Utah.  http://TourEdgeGolf.com http://pgashow.com or http://pgalasvegas.com
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23 min
May 27, 2016
541 Premium: Golf 8.5 with LPGA Teaching Hall of Famer Kay McMahon, plus Elizabeth Hall on the Wo
541 Premium: Kay McMahon is in the LPGA Teaching Hall of Fame who established eduKaytion golf dedicated to quality and simplified instruction with her signature Golf 8.5 approach. Too much going on in your head for each shot? With Golf 8.5 there are 4 pre-swing steps followed by only 4.5 in-swing positions which produce a classic golf swing for players at ANY level from beginner to scratch. Golf 8.5 is easily understood, dimple, doable, repeatable, and highly successful.   For Premium Access subscribers, we also share our interview with Elizabeth Hall from the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida, which will also be the location for next year’s ING Conference.This is the first interview captured at the 26th Annual ING (International Network of Golf) conference in Midway, Utah. I conducted 16 interviews and captured a lot of video from this conference and will be sharing it all with you in upcoming episodes.       http://edukaytiongolf.com http://www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
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34 min
May 17, 2016
540 Premium: Better Putting Distance Control with Pinehurst Director of Instruction, Eric Alpenfels
540: Eric Alpenfels is the Director of Instruction at Pinehurst Golf Resort and has been an instructor at Pinehurst for 33 years. He's also the co-author of the book Instinct Putting. Co-authored by Bob Christina, PhD, and Cary Heath, PhD, this book's research shows that  looking at the hole, "target vision", improves your distance control on long putts. In this curated version of this week's episode, we discuss how instinct putting works and how it can help.  We also discuss Pinehurst Golf Resort and the nine courses, plus the 18 hole putting course. And we touch on which course to play when you visit depending on your skill level, some great stories about the history of the PGA Tour at Pinehurst, the Pinehurst Golf Academy, and more. Here's a video excerpt from today's show:   Would you be interested in traveling with Fred Greene and some Golf Smarter listeners for a weekend of golf? Can you please take a minute to answer three questions about a possible trip to either Pinehurst of Thailand in Fall of 2017?  (shortened URL) http://goo.gl/forms/Ah03w3l7G6m0weUv1
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48 min
May 10, 2016
539 Premium: A Unique 18 Hole Golf Course in Three 6-Hole Loops...in Thailand! with Mark Siegel
539 Premium: Our guest this week is Mark Siegel of Golf Asia, a golf travel agency that designs golf tours throughout Asia. This time we talk about the Nikanti Golf Club which is an hour outside of Bangkok, Thailand. Nikanti is the first course I'm aware of that has a layout of 18 holes that are designed as 3x6 vs 2x9. We often complain that golf takes too long, but wouldn't it be great if you could choose to play just 6, 12, or the full 18 holes? Their website says that "Nikanti Golf Club challenges the ordinary and sets a new standard in style and substance in golf in Thailand." Ever wonder how all that detailed yardage information finds their way to your GPS unit and mobile apps? I came across a guy who works for BestApproach.com while he was mapping out a course in my neighborhood. So I grabbed my phone and shot a short interview with him about exactly what he was doing. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkxGp3G8FnI
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39 min
May 3, 2016
538 Premium: You're a Better Golfer Than You Think with Jim Venetos
538 Premium: Jim Venetos returns to share his passion and conviction as to why his swing method of Stillness, will bring three critical results to the golf swing that every golfer craves:  • Inside-out path,  • Ball flight with a tight draw,  • Increased distance through better contact.  In this episode we hear an impressive testimonial from TV/Movie actor Richard Schiff on why Jim has had such a profound impact on his game and shooting his lowest score ever. If you'd like to see it, here's the link Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.
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43 min
April 27, 2016
537 Premium: A Professional Baseball Player Takes Up Golf After Retiring and Can’t Believe How Hard
537: Conor Jackson played Major League Baseball for seven seasons with Arizona, Oakland, and Boston. But he didn’t take up golf until after he retired from the Big Leagues. He was lured in by charity tournaments, discovered how challenging it was and, like many of us, fell in love. Even with a career .271 batting average, golf hasn’t come easy for him. Here's a video excerpt of today's episode when I asked Conor if it's easy for baseball players to pick up golf NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the People’s Choice Podcast Awards. Please nominate GOLF SMARTER as your favorite Sports Podcast to get us into the finals. You can only nominate us one time. Deadline is April 30, 2016.  Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.
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49 min
April 19, 2016
536 Premium: Ten Reasons Why I Hate to Play Golf With You! featuring writer Rory Hughes
536: We all have our pet peeves that irritate us when playing golf with others. Like talking on the phone. Forgetting (or making up) your score. Not having cash with you to pay your debts or the cart girl. Saying “I never play like this”, and more. Writer and High School English teacher/Golf Coach Rory Hughes recently published an article on this topic called “10 Things I Hate About You” and this week we break it down and have a lot of fun coming up with some more.  Rory’s latest piece is about getting your child to hopefully love the same sports as you.  If you’d like to get a glimpse of one of fun embarrassing points Fred brings up, watch this short video clip.  NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the People’s Choice Podcast Awards. Please nominate GOLF SMARTER as your favorite Sports Podcast to get us into the finals. You can only nominate us one time. Deadline is April 30, 2016. http://PodcastAwards.com Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.
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60 min
April 12, 2016
535 Premium: Lessons from The Masters On How to Reduce Stress, Make Better Swings, and Shoot Lower S
535: The 2016 Masters was an amazing showcase of professional golf at the highest level. But upon closer inspection, it also showed that there are moments of the PGA Tour that look an awful lot like weekend golf by mid and high handicappers. Dropping the ball in the water two shots in a row, 3 and 4 putting from inside 10 feet, trying to make difficult shots in windy conditions, all these and more come from a place that’s common to all golfers…poor decision making. And all that leads to stress which have disastrous effects on your swing and your round. This week we speak with old friend Jamie Zimron, LPGA, aka The Golf Sensei on how to reduce stress which leads to better swings and lower scores.  Woman’s Golf Retreat “Raise Your Game in 2016” April 30-May 1,  2016   Jamie & Fred’s video tip on Chipping Around the Green: Golf Smarter can now be heard on Stitcher Radio!  Please click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.
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51 min
April 5, 2016
534 Premium: Doing Business on the Golf Course with Jennifer Munro
534 Premium: While all of the transactional elements of business happen either before or after a round, how you conduct yourself on the course could make or break your future business relationships. Jennifer Munro goes through the do's and don'ts of doing business while playing golf. In more than 10 years of the Golf Smarter podcast, this is our first mulligan. Because of a cancelation, we dug into our archives to replay an interesting topic that has great value to many of us, but is not normally discussed to lowering scores. BUT it will enhance your golf IQ! Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.
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32 min
March 30, 2016
533 Premium: An Alister MacKenzie Classic Course is Threatened and the Fight to Keep it Open with Bo
533 Premium: Alister MacKenzie, one of the greatest golf course architects in history designed only one seaside public course, Sharp Park in San Francisco. Opened in 1932, the course’s closure is being threatened by the City of San Francisco.  Attorney, author, photographer, and painter Bo Links joins us to discuss the legend of Sharp Park, Alister MacKenzie, and a group’s effort to save Sharp Park. Along with his final design, Augusta National Golf Club, other famous courses designed by MacKenzie include Royal Melbourne Golf Club (Melbourne, Australia), Pasatiempo Golf Club (Santa Cruz, California), Crystal Downs Country Club (Frankfort, Michigan), and Lahinch Golf Course (Lahinch, Ireland).   Watch the full interview and excerpt on GolfSmarter.com Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.
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49 min
March 23, 2016
532 Premium: Master your chipping with RULE of 12 and get closer to the pin every time! with Dave J
532: Dave Johnson is the longtime Director of Instruction at Rooster Run Golf Course in Petaluma, CA. In this interesting conversation, Dave talks about how we can turn 3 shots into 2 around the green knocking 5-10 strokes off each round! By chipping using a putting stroke with your irons, the RULE of 12 will help you gauge how far the ball will roll once it lands on a level dry putting surface.  Dave also talks about how being a contrarian has made him a better golf instructor, the lessons he’s learned from a 9 year old, how hand/eye coordination is overrated for golf, and his most influential teachers. http://DaveJohnsonGolf.com This complete interview can be seen on GolfSmarterTV at https://youtu.be/0w5pGpqFOM8 Listen to end of this episode to hear more details about additional exclusive discounts for Golf Smarter listeners on last week’s High Heat golf clubs from KnuthGolf.com Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.
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43 min
March 16, 2016
531 Premium: Forgiving Drivers, Fairway Woods, and Hybrids Designed for Amateur Golfers Designed by
531 Premium: Dean Knuth is known as the Pope of Slope because during his years at the USGA he created the Rating/Slope system to provide golfers with more information about the difficulty of a course, other than yardage. With all his years working there, he was always an advocate for the amateur golfer. That’s why he’s currently designing and manufacturing a line of Drivers, Fairway Woods, and Hybrids designed to be much easier to hit and more forgiving than any other mass marketed club. In this episode, Dean talks about the High Heat line of clubs, why so many players are hitting the ball longer and straighter than ever before, and an easy to understand definition of what Slope is and how to use it. Regular price for the Driver is $399, but Golf Smarter listeners can save $70 on a High Heat Driver at KnuthGolf.com by entering “Golf Smarter” during checkout when you’re asked how you heard about them.  Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.
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52 min
March 9, 2016
530 Premium:The Relationship and Responsibilities of Small Media Outlets and the Golf Industry
Creating a new golf product is easy. Making it a success isn't. To get your great idea to the public you must convince the press you've developed something useful and worthwhile. Our guest this week is Mike Jamison who started out as a sports writer and ended up opening up a Golf PR Agency.  Mike is also the brains behind an organization called ING (International Network for Golf) that for more than two decades has conferences connecting the golf industry and golf media.  Mike also discusses the upcoming ING Spring Conference and their unique One on One Appointment show which is like speed dating.  We'll be at the Spring Conference, so plan on hearing about some new and interesting golf products/services in future episodes.  Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.
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38 min
March 1, 2016
529: Legendary Instructor Harvey Penick's Important Basics with Jim Hopkins
529: Harvey Penick was a legendary golf instructor who was instrumental to the success of both Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw. Even though he passed away in the 90s, his Little Red Book is considered one of the more important golf instruction books ever published. The Harvey Penick Golf Academy has returned in his home town of Austin, TX and our guest this week is Director of the Academy Jim Hopkins. Jim was one of the first instructors at the original Academy and still considers Mr. Penick's teachings as the base for amateur golfers to improve.  In the premium episode we get into depth on the grip and stance, plus we talk about Jim's relationship and lessons from Harvey. free episode length: 21:02 premium episode: 50:09  Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.
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21 min
March 1, 2016
529 Premium: Legendary Instructor Harvey Penick's Important Basics with Jim Hopkins
529 Premium: Harvey Penick was a legendary golf instructor who was instrumental to the success of both Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw. Even though he passed away in the 90s, his Little Red Book is considered one of the more important golf instruction books ever published. The Harvey Penick Golf Academy has returned in his home town of Austin, TX and our guest this week is Director of the Academy Jim Hopkins. Jim was one of the first instructors at the original Academy and still considers Mr. Penick's teachings as the base for amateur golfers to improve.  Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.
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50 min
February 23, 2016
528 Premium: Find the Best Golf Swing That’s Living Inside You with Kelly O’Donnell
528: Our guest this week is Kelly O'Donnell, Director of Golf for the Wolfdancer Golf Club in Austin, TX. In this episode we discuss the all new Harvey Penick Golf Academy at the Wolfdancer Golf Club in Austin, TX and what made Harvey Penick one of the great golf instructors of all time. We also get into golf in Austin, his personal golf history including a great story about watching his first pro event, and his favorite holes of this beautiful yet challenging course designed by Pete Dye.  Watch this episode right now on GolfSmarterTV! Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.
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52 min
February 17, 2016
527 Premium: It's a Driving Range, Nightclub, Restaurant, Event Space, and Videogame! It's Topgolf w
527: Topgolf is the hottest concept in golf that caters to young and old, scratch golfers & first timers, and if it's not already there, it's coming to your area soon. Our conversation this week is the Director of Operations for Topgolf Austin, TX, Hunter Farris.  My annual golf buddy trip is going to Austin this year, so I'll be showcasing this entertainment venue, a course or two, and some great golf instructors.  Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.
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52 min
February 9, 2016
526 Premium: Introducing New Hybrids & Irons from Ben Hogan Golf with Terry Koehler
526 Premium: Once again, Golf Smarter is first to bring you the latest innovation and clubs from Ben Hogan Golf. Our old friend Terry Koehler, CEO of Ben Hogan Golf returns to report on the PGA Merchandise Show and how the new PTx Irons and VCTR Hybrids were received in Orlando. Make sure to watch the video of the live Blabcast so that you can see these clubs for yourself. He also let's us in on a secret that they're adding a hollow option iron for the lower lofted clubs to compliment the Ft Worth 15 irons.  Click here to watch an excerpt of this episode where Terry introduces and explains the movable weights in the VKTR Hybrid. Click here to watch this entire episode as it happened on BLAB
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55 min
February 3, 2016
525 Premium: 2016 PGA Merchandise Show Recap with Cheryl Fink
525: Cheryl Fink of Bionic Gloves has been attending the PGA Merchandise show for many years and now that she's returned from Orlando, it seemed like a good time to get her back on the podcast to get her observations on the State of the Industry.  Cheryl also shares her observations on which new products caught her attention, what a week is like at the show, and who to watch on this year's PGA Tour. This episode was conducted at Blab.im and the full video and a short video excerpt are both available at GolfSmarterTV and GolfSmarter.com.  Each new episode of GOLF SMARTER is live on BLAB, which allows you to participate with your own questions. To receive an automatic notification of our next recording time and date, use Blab or Twitter to follow us @GolfSmarter.
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40 min
January 26, 2016
524: A Quiet Mind for Golf with Ken Doherty, PGA
524: Ken Doherty, PGA, returns to discuss a recent article he wrote for the Marin Country Club Newsletter, “A Quiet Mind for Golf (I hope I don’t miss this shot)”. A quiet mind is important for increased performance in so many different sports, but for the amateur golfer, it could be the difference between a great round and disaster.   Want to watch this entire interview? It was recorded on Blab.im and is now available on our homepage at http://GolfSmarter.com This is the last free Golf Smarter episode that will not be edited. Sign up now for Golf Smarter Premium at http://GolfSmarter.libsyn.com for a new complete interview each week and access to our archives from the last 10 years of helpful game improvement conversations.
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42 min
January 26, 2016
524 Premium: A Quiet Mind for Golf with Ken Doherty, PGA
524 Premium: Ken Doherty, PGA, returns to discuss a recent article he wrote for the Marin Country Club Newsletter, “A Quiet Mind for Golf (I hope I don’t miss this shot)”. A quiet mind is important for increased performance in so many different sports, but for the amateur golfer, it could be the difference between a great round and disaster.   Want to watch this entire interview? It was recorded on Blab.im and is now available on our homepage at http://GolfSmarter.com
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41 min
January 22, 2016
523 Premium: The Internet is Killing Golf with author and teacher Rory Hughes
523 Premium: Rory Hughes is a high-school teacher and golf coach in Metro Detroit. He’s also a contributor to Golf Chicago Magazine with an interesting theory as to why the number of golfers continues to decline. His article “The Internet is Killing Golf” is the topic of our Blab video conversation that also includes the Golf Magazine article (Feb2016) “59 Reason Why NOW is the Best Time to be a Golfer” and why they have business reasons for making those statements.  Want to watch this entire interview? It was recorded on Blab.im and is now available on our homepage Link to Rory's Golf Chicago Magazine article from August 2015 "The Internet is Killing Golf"
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53 min
January 13, 2016
522 Premium: Finding The Right Golf Glove that Works for Your Hand and Your Game.
522 Premium: Because golf is steeped in tradition, most golfers wear a glove, but aren’t sure why. Keeping your hands dry is a good reason, but did you know that the correct glove can prevent fatigue and alleviate pain? Most golf gloves are equally equipped to do nothing more than just keep your marker attached. Bionic Golf Gloves are designed by a leading orthopedic hand specialist to give you more comfort, a better grip and still be twice as durable as a standard leather glove. The pads provide stability to keep the club from twisting at impact, and mini terrycloth towels inside the glove deliver superior moisture control. But that’s not all! Our guest this week is Cheryl Fink of Bionic Gloves who explains the technology, science, and multiple benefits Bionic Gloves provide over every other glove on the market.  http://BionicGloves.com Here's less than 2 minutes of the episode on video!
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40 min
January 6, 2016
521: Dr. Joseph Parent “Zen Golf” and “The Best Diet Book Ever”
521: We kick off our 11th year with our very first guest. Dr. Joseph Parent, author of the most popular golf mental game book every written, "Zen Golf" makes his tenth appearance on Golf Smarter talking about working with LPGA Tour Pro Cristie Kerr, helping get golfers out of their own way, and his new book "The Best Diet Book Ever".  Want to watch this entire interview? It was recorded on Blab.im and is now watchable with closed captioning on our homepage at GolfSmarter.com Please join me Wednesday, January 13, 5pPacific / 8p Eastern for Podcast Fan Day at Blab.im. Participate from the app or website. Just search GolfSmarter and let's talk golf. No guest that day! Just you and me talking about stories you’d like to share, any comments you have on past episodes, any ideas for Golf Smarter for 2016, any questions you have for me...anything you’d like!! https://blab.im/podcast-fan-day-golf-smarter-podcastfanday
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52 min
January 6, 2016
521 Premium: Dr. Joseph Parent “Zen Golf” and “The Best Diet Book Ever”
521 Premium: We kick off our 11th year with our very first guest. Dr. Joseph Parent, author of the most popular golf mental game book every written, "Zen Golf" makes his tenth appearance on Golf Smarter talking about working with LPGA Tour Pro Cristie Kerr, helping get golfers out of their own way, and his new book "The Best Diet Book Ever".  Want to watch this entire interview? It was recorded on Blab.im and is now watchable with closed captioning on our homepage at http://GolfSmarter.com Please join me Wednesday, January 13, 5pPacific / 8p Eastern for Podcast Fan Day at Blab.im. Participate from the app or website. Just search GolfSmarter and let's talk golf. No guest that day! Just you and me talking about stories you’d like to share, any comments you have on past episodes, any ideas for Golf Smarter for 2016, any questions you have for me...anything you’d like!! https://blab.im/podcast-fan-day-golf-smarter-podcastfanday
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52 min
December 28, 2015
520: 2015 PGA Tour MattyB Awards & 10th Anniversary Celebration!
520: This is our 6th annual skewering of the PGA Tour & Players as the MattyB Awards takes center stage with comedian/actor/TV Personality Matty Blake. As he’s done in the past, these awards have a tendency to upset some PGA Tour fans, so this year we make it a drinking game! Each time Matty says something offensive, we take a swig (Matty:beer / Fred:vodka) so the show gets a little…OK, a lot out of hand. This year’s awards include the David Duval MattyB for Courage, The Hottest Wife, the best & worst golf related Media Appearance, the Middle Finger Matty, Mr. Blake-well’s best & worst dressed, Player and Moment of the Year…and more! Watch the entire episode from our live Blab event here. And here's the link to the article written about Matty's first hole in one! This is also our 10th Anniversary of weekly episodes since 2005! Thanks to all the friends I've made through the podcast, to everyone who has enjoyed Golf Smarter over the years, to those who sent in congratulatory messages, and to all those listeners who I've had the pleasure to play golf with over the last decade.
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78 min
December 28, 2015
520 Premium : 2015 PGA Tour MattyB Awards & 10th Anniversary Celebration!
520: This is our 6th annual skewering of the PGA Tour & Players as the MattyB Awards takes center stage with comedian/actor/TV Personality Matty Blake. As he’s done in the past, these awards have a tendency to upset some PGA Tour fans, so this year we make it a drinking game! Each time Matty says something offensive, we take a swig (Matty:beer / Fred:vodka) so the show gets a little…OK, a lot out of hand. This year’s awards include the David Duval MattyB for Courage, The Hottest Wife, the best & worst golf related Media Appearance, the Middle Finger Matty, Mr. Blake-well’s best & worst dressed, Player and Moment of the Year…and more! Watch the entire episode from our live Blab event: We also learn that MattyB got his first hole-in-one this year, so Fred awards a MattyB for a friend! Here's the video And here's the link to the article written about his accomplishment.  This is also our 10th Anniversary of weekly episodes since 2005! Thanks to all the friends I've made through the podcast, to everyone who has enjoyed Golf Smarter over the years, to those who sent in congratulatory messages, and to all those listeners who I've had the pleasure to play golf with over the last decade.
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78 min
December 22, 2015
519: The 2016 Ban on Anchored Putters with Custom Club Maker, Tom Wishon
519: Starting on January 1, 2016 anchored putters will be banned from tournament use at all levels. It was no surprise to club designers that the USGA and R&A banned those long putters. It’s what they didn’t do that has club makers, retailers, and golfers confused and angry. Tom Wishon (wishongolf.com) the unofficial spokesperson of Custom Club Making Industry, and frequent Golf Smarter contributor explains what exactly the ruling means and whether or not it effects your game. Because of the timely nature of the content, this is a replay of episode #363, which is part 1 of 2 published on December 25, 2012. This is because we had technical difficulties with our show this week featuring Ken Doherty. We had a great conversation, but it didn’t survive the recording process. So we will get him back soon to discuss his latest article “A Quiet Mind for Golf…I Hope I Don’t Miss This Shot”.  Through the end of January, 2016 our holiday present for you is that each new free Golf Smarter episode will not be shortened as usual. Each of these new shows will be the complete interview intact!
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34 min
December 22, 2015
519 Premium: The 2016 Ban on Anchored Putters with Custom Club Maker Tom Wishon
519: Starting on January 1, 2016 anchored putters will be banned from tournament use at all levels. It was no surprise to club designers that the USGA and R&A banned those long putters. It’s what they didn’t do that has club makers, retailers, and golfers confused and angry. Tom Wishon (wishongolf.com) the unofficial spokesperson of Custom Club Making Industry, and frequent Golf Smarter contributor explains what exactly the ruling means and whether or not it effects your game. Because of the timely nature of the content, this is a replay of episode #363, which is part 1 of 2 published on December 25, 2012. Unfortunately, we had technical difficulties with our show this week featuring Ken Doherty. It was a great conversation, but it didn’t survive the recording process. So we will get him back soon to discuss his latest article “A Quiet Mind for Golf…I Hope I Don’t Miss This Shot”.
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34 min
December 16, 2015
518 Premium: Why Your Golf Swing is Hurting You LESS Than You Think
518 Premium: This week Jim Waldron of the Balance Point Golf Schools returns for a full hour to discuss his new video series and The Arm Swing Illusion. Jim breaks down in detail why so many of us are concerned that our consistency issues are not what we think.  Episode 520 means it's our 10th Anniversary and we want to share it with you! Join us for our live Blab.im session with comedian Matty Blake for the 6th Annual PGA Tour MattyB Awards. We'll be live at 5pPT/8pET on Thursday, December 17 @GolfSmarter on Blab.im.  If you can't make the live show, then send us a video with your favorite Golf Smarter anecdote or story before December 28. Send it to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com or click on the Hey Fred button at the all new GolfSmarter.com! Join us at the recording of episode #521 as we welcome back the guest who helped us launch episode #1. Dr. Joseph Parent, author of golf’s most popular golf mental game book of all time, Zen Golf. Dr Joe and Fred will take your questions on Monday, December 21 at 5pPT / 8pET @GolfSmarter on https://Blab.im
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66 min
December 9, 2015
517 Premium: Club Up or Come Up Short! with Game Golf CEO, John McGuire
517: John McGuire, CEO of Game Golf returns to introduce us to their newest product, Game Golf Live. Unlike the Classic model, LIVE allows you to track your shots, and view the hole via GPS on your smartphone while you’re playing. They even have a new tracking system for Android users that doesn’t require wearing a unit on your belt. We also discuss what has been learned from the data collected, which PGA Tour players are using Game Golf, and since we’re live on BLAB, answers questions from our audience.  Game Golf is offering Golf Smarter listeners an exclusive free gift with the purchase of a new Game Golf Live. Use the checkout code “fredgreene” and get the $99 Android tags FREE! Android phones use an NFC chip that isn’t available on iPhones. These Game Golf tags can be used as a second set with Game Golf Live or stand alone with an Android phone. Just tap your Android phone before each shot and gather all the same data as you would with the belt clip unit. This exclusive discount expires January 5, 2016. Click here to learn more about the entire line of Game Golf products and get your FREE Android tags, go to  John explains the importance of your pre-shot routine, and how to lock your mind in preparing your next shot. This segment is part of the Premium episode, but can be seen on video at GolfSmarterTV.   Each new episode of GOLF SMARTER will be live on BLAB, which allows you to participate with your own questions. To receive an automatic notification of our next recording time and date, use Blab or Twitter to follow us @GolfSmarter.
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56 min
December 1, 2015
516 Premium:John Abendroth Co-host of Hooked On Golf Radio and former PGA Tour Pro
516Premium: John Abendroth is well known in the San Francisco golf community from growing up playing against guys like Johnny Miller, playing on the PGA Tour, and his two plus decades hosting the “Hooked On Golf” radio show. He makes his first appearance on GOLF SMARTER to share some wonderful stories of his three years on the PGA Tour playing against some historic figures. This episode was conducted at Blab.im and the full video is available at GolfSmarterTV.
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39 min
November 18, 2015
VIDEO] Jim Venetos: A Simpler Golf Swing You Don't Have to Micromanage
Here's just a taste from the live public BLAB event with Jim Venetos. You can watch the full interview at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. To hear the entire hour, join Premium Access and take advantage of more than 500 episodes of golf improvement podcasts.
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3 min
November 18, 2015
515 Premium - Greater Distance. More Consistency. And Don't Call this Swing Stack'n'Tilt! with Jim V
515: Jim Venetos returns in a live video BLAB conversation to give increased clarity and details on how his method of weight shift and stillness will make every golfer better. One story he shares is about a celebrity who was on the Golf Channel complaining about his game. Jim found a way to get in touch with him knowing he could help. And he has. He helped me and can help you too! This episode was conducted at Blab.im and the full video is available at GolfSmarterTV.
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64 min
November 11, 2015
514 VIDEO: Is Confidence in Golf Overrated with LPGA Tour Player Daniela Iacobelli
514 Premium: Here's a little tease lifted from this week's Premium Episode featuring LPGA Tour Player Daniela Iacobelli on the importance of confidence. This segment is NOT in the free episode.  Free Episode: 19:18 Premium Episode: 62:33
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1 min
November 11, 2015
514: LPGA Tour Player Daniela Iacobelli and Get Real Golf Stats Founder Josh Marris
514: Golf improvement is so much more than hitting the ball farther. Compiling stats and using the metrics to lower your golf scores is a logical and scientific approach to becoming a better, happier golfer. In this episode we have two guests. Josh Marris is a former Touring Pro who is the founder of GRGS, or Get Real Golf Stats, which is both a website and mobile app. Our special guest is Daniela Iacobelli, who played on the Symetra Tour in 2015 and after compiling stats using the GRGS App for just one season, she has improved enough to be in the Top 10 of the Symetra Tour and will be competing in the LPGA Tour for 2016. Free Episode: 19:18 Premium Episode: 62:33 The GRGS App is free, but as a Golf Smarter listener who plays at least twice per month, you are encouraged to take advantage of either the Gold or Platinum subscriptions and get a significant discount. Go to GRGS.cc/golfsmarter to sign up. To receive the discount, you must sign up at the website, not the app. This discount is applied for the lifetime of your account, so each renewal will be at the discounted rate. You can cancel at anytime. No credit card is required to create a free account. If you already have a membership and want the discount, emailinfo@getrealgolfstats.comand mention Golf Smarter Podcast to take advantage of this incredible offer. This episode was conducted at Blab.im. Each new episode of GOLF SMARTER will be live on BLAB, which allows you to participate with your own questions. To receive an a
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19 min
November 11, 2015
514 Premium: LPGA Tour Player Daniela Iacobelli and Get Real Golf Stats Founder Josh Marris
514: Golf improvement is so much more than hitting the ball farther. Compiling stats and using the metrics to lower your golf scores is a logical and scientific approach to becoming a better, happier golfer. In this episode we have two guests. Josh Marris is a former Touring Pro who is the founder of GRGS, or Get Real Golf Stats, which is both a website and mobile app. Our special guest is Daniela Iacobelli, who played on the Symetra Tour in 2015 and after compiling stats using the GRGS App for just one season, she has improved enough to be in the Top 10 of the Symetra Tour and will be competing in the LPGA Tour for 2016. The GRGS App is free, but as a Golf Smarter listener who plays at least twice per month, you are encouraged to take advantage of either the Gold or Platinum subscriptions and get a significant discount. Go to GRGS.cc/golfsmarter to sign up. To receive the discount, you must sign up at the website, not the app. This discount is applied for the lifetime of your account, so each renewal will be at the discounted rate. You can cancel at anytime. No credit card is required to create a free account. If you already have a membership and want the discount, email info@getrealgolfstats.com and mention Golf Smarter Podcast to take advantage of this incredible offer. This episode was conducted at Blab.im. Each new episode of GOLF SMARTER will be live on BLAB, which allows you to participate with your own questions. To receive an automatic notification of our next recording time and date, use Blab or Twitter to follow us. @GolfSmarter.
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62 min
November 4, 2015
To Mulligan or Not To Mulligan...Is that really in question?
Want a taste of this week's podcast episode? Check out this video with host Fred Greene and author Richard E. Todd
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1 min
November 4, 2015
513 Premium: Legal Mulligans! When It's OK to Play 2 Golf Balls with author Richard E. Todd
513: Author Richard E. Todd talks about the new golf rules for 2016, but in this edited episode,  host Fred Greene is baffled to learn that there are actual rules that allow you to play 2 balls on a single hole. Richard's new book is called "Short Stories from the Long Links - A collection of golf related tales". He's also just published an adult golf coloring book. His other books include "The Golf Rules - Etiquette" and "The Golf Rules - Stroked Play". http://TheGolfRules.com Here's a link to a short video from our conversation: https://youtu.be/h8zBzEGJ4Jw Follow us on Twitter and BLAB @GolfSmarter so that you can join the conversation and ask questions of our guest when we're recording our next episode.
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42 min
October 27, 2015
512 Premium: Make Sure Your Intention Matches Your Golf Performance with Tony Manzoni
Tony Manzoni, Coach of College of the Desert golf team joins us to dissect the golf swing from weight shift, position of the hands, arms, shoulders, head and how to incorporate all of those to make greater contact, get more distance, and be more consistant.  Here’s a short video tease from this Golf Smarter episode. As a Premium Subscriber, you can have access to watch the full video of this interview. Just write to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com to get the unlisted, private link Guide to complete Golf Smarter Library
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39 min
October 20, 2015
511 Premium: Off Season Golf Conditioning to Keep You Sharp and Ready To Go with Jeff Ritter
511: This week Jeff Ritter @mttgolf returns for our inaugural podcast episode recorded via the new community building platform, BLAB.im. In addition to multiple off season conditioning tips, Jeff invites us to enter his Win a Pebble Beach Golf Vacation  This BLAB session and the Premium Access episode is nearly an hour. As a Premium subscriber, if you'd like to see the video of our conversation, email Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com to receive an unlisted viewing link.   Here's a link to his closing video tip. https://youtu.be/VhTBAZXbSGk Follow us on both Twitter and BLAB@GolfSmarter so that you can join the conversation when we’re live, as we plan to use BLAB to record all future podcast episodes. BLAB allows Golf Smarter to be a podcast and a talk show, and we really look forward to your participation! Guide to complete Golf Smarter Library :https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HN-mL1wFdwM73O5WXjhRIpbkPhKJPihisd8Z78LPlas/edit?usp=sharing
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54 min
October 13, 2015
510 Premium: Taking One Shot At A Time…Easy To Think. Harder To Do!
510: Jim Venetos has exposed us to a entirely new thought process on ball striking over the last few Golf Smarter Podcast episodes, and the feedback from listeners has been incredible. If you’ve been paying attention to his advice, you’re probably hitting the ball more consistently, with a draw, and probably even further. But Jim also talks about having a balanced “Mind. Body. Soul.” approach to the game. In this episode, we dig into visualization, which is what he considers the ‘soul’ aspect of the game. This is the ability to be creative, to see the shot before you hit it, and the ability to feel the shot before you hit it. We close the show with a tip that is also a video on our GolfSmarterTV channel. If you’ve been listening to Jim on the podcast, you really owe it to yourself to watch the really helpful videos that compliment the conversations. The latest is called “How To Make Your Next Golf Shot Using Visualization”  Guide to complete Golf Smarter Library I'm participating in the Walk To End Alzheimer's on October 24 in Washington DC.  Please make a tax deductible donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's.  For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide. Click here to donate to our team. Thank you for your continued support. This week is brought to you by Harrys.  Get
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23 min
October 6, 2015
509 Premium: Confidently Take Your New Swing From The Range to The Course with Jim Venetos
509: In the third of our four part series with golf instructor Jim Venetos, we discuss and analyze how to confidently take your new swing mechanics from the driving range to the golf course. Need a little more explanation and want to see what he’s talking about? Click here to see Jim’s video tip that is a Golf Smarter exclusive. Guide to complete Golf Smarter Library  I'm participating in the Walk To End Alzheimer's on October 24 in Washington DC.  Please make a tax deductible donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's.  For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide. Click here to donate to our team. THANK YOU!
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27 min
September 29, 2015
508 Premium: Stillness. Shaping Shots Trajectory. #2 of 4 with Jim Venetos
508 Premium: In the second of our four part series with golf instructor Jim Venetos, we dig deeper into his method of “Stillness” by discussing where you should have the ball positioned for each club during your swing, what type of trajectory is optimum for this method, and how to shape your shots so that you utilize a draw, fade, or straight shot. Now that, like thousands of his student, you’re getting the hang of this new swing and seeing positive results in your practice sessions, in our next episode, we’ll discuss taking your game from the driving range to the golf course. Need a little more explanation and want to see what he’s talking about? Here’s the link to Jim’s video tip that is a Golf Smarter exclusive.  Guide to complete Golf Smarter Library I'm participating in the Walk To End Alzheimer's on October 24 in Washington DC.  Please make a tax deductible donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's.  For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide. Click here to donate to our team. Thank you!
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22 min
September 22, 2015
507 Premium: Fine Tuning Your Swing During the Off-Season with Jim Venetos
507: Jim Venetos returns to amplify his teaching method of body stillness during the swing. Golf Smarter Host Fred Greene has suffered a leg injury and is not going to be able to play golf for a number of weeks. Jim says that injuring his right leg was injuring the correct leg because there’s no movement required from the right leg during the swing, and that 70% of your weight is shifted to the left leg during the swing.  While recovering, Fred has decided to record four short episodes with Jim that will be published over the next few weeks.  Watch Jim's exclusive video tip on "How To Stop Micromanaging Your Club During the Swing" Guide to complete Golf Smarter Library  This episode is brought to you by Harrys.com. For the best shave of your life, go to Harrys.com and use the checkout code "golfsmarter" (has to be one word) for $5 off your first purchase.
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21 min
September 16, 2015
506 Premium: Golf Courses Don't Have To Be Harder To Be Better with Course Designer David McLay Kidd
506 Premium: Golf Course Architect David McLay Kidd designed the first course at Bandon Dunes to be like the courses he grew up with in Scotland. But he also wants to create golf courses that provide the amateur golfer with hope, not frustration. David tells us how he got the bug by spending a lot of time learning and working with his father, golf course superintendent Jimmy Kidd. He also shares his design philosophies, and how the average player can take advantage of his layouts for their own success.   Guide to complete Golf Smarter Library https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HN-mL1wFdwM73O5WXjhRIpbkPhKJPihisd8Z78LPlas/edit?usp=sharing Here's the video from this week's show
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44 min
September 8, 2015
505 Premium: The Keys to Solid Contact with Jim Venetos
505 Premium: Too many golfers are frustrated with conventional golf instruction because of complicated nuances. Jim Venetos was a highly accomplished Junior golfer who worked with many Top 100 instructors who weren’t able to explain what made him such a successful and excellent ball striker. Luckily for us, Jim has become a very articulate and patient instructor whose simple method will have immediate results for you. His primary teaching includes 70/30 weight shift to the front foot and stillness in your entire body that will have you hitting the ball farther with a consistent draw using less effort.  He also provides us with an exclusive video tip on “The Keys To Solid Contact” which is at the end of this episode and also a video on our YouTube channel. Guide to complete Golf Smarter Library
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45 min
September 2, 2015
504 Premium: The Mindful Golfer - How to Lower Your Handicap While Raising Your Consciousness
504: Mindfulness seems to be talked about a lot these days, but in golf, it's been a basic idea for improving your mental/emotional game from the beginning. Stephen Altschuler, author of "The Mindful Golfer - How to Lower Your Handicap While Raising Your Consciousness" addresses the Four Noble Truths taught in the Buddhist practice, but how it relates to improving your game.  Stephen's book is available on Amazon This episode is brought to you by Harrys.com. For the best shave of your life, go to Harrys.com and use the checkout code "golfsmarter" (has to be one word) for $5 off your first purchase.
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37 min
August 25, 2015
503 Premium: The Biggest Secret of Park City, Utah...SUMMER!!
503 Premium: Bobby Trunzo, Head Golf Professional of Park Meadows Country Club in Park City, UT is our guest as host Fred Greene travels to Park City, UT and sits down with Bobby to discuss golf in Park City, his favorite holes of Park Meadows and how to play them, and more.
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34 min
August 19, 2015
502 Premium: Power Up Your Game with TLink GPS Golf Watch
502 Premium: There are so many golf GPS options from free apps to expensive subscription based handhelds. Our guest this week is Derek Rucki, a young entrepreneur who has developed a wearable GPS that incorporates yardage to front/middle/back of each hole, plus a pedometer all in one. What sets TLINK apart is the incredible price point of only $99! Derek has also developed a free app that connects the unit to your phone allowing them to keep the price manageable and eliminate having to take your phone out of your pocket every few minutes.  Save $10 off any order over $70US when you use the checkout code "golfsmarter". Congratulations to our winners of a custom pair of Ben Hogan Golf TK15 wedges:
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49 min
August 11, 2015
501 Premium: 2015 PGA Championship Betting Odds & Advice
501 Premium: The final golf Major of 2015, the PGA Championship at Whistling Straights is upon us and we’ve got you covered as to where the odds are and who’s got the best chance of making some money for you. Our anonymous gambling gurus, who, other than poker, only focus the sports bets on the PGA Tour, and they want to share their insights with you. Last time they joined us, they predicted that Zach Johnson was a good pick at 80 to 1. Don’t miss your chance this time, listen to what they have to say about Jordan, Rory, Bubba, Phil, Tiger, Zach and Dennis Johnson to name just a couple of interesting picks.    Our Premium episode is over an hour, but here you’ll get a 20 minute tease on their predictions.   WIN! WIN! WIN!  Time’s running out to register to win two brand new Ben Hogan Golf wedges to four lucky winners. Deadline for entry is Midnight PDT, August 17, 2015. Enter right now at http://BenHoganGolf.com/GolfSmarter. You must provide a continental US mailing address to win. Winners will be announced on the Golf Smarter Podcast episode #502.
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66 min
August 4, 2015
500 Premium: Golf's Ultimate Goal - Shooting Your Age...or Lower
500 Premium: Today I’m celebrating my 60th birthday with you. After nearly 10 years of this podcast, the random irony of episode #500 falling on August 4 is a bit much to handle. But like our golf game, we take one shot at a time. Whether you’ve reached AARP discounts or not, at some point, we're all going to be a senior golfer hitting from the front tees. This week's show was recorded in front of a live audience at the retirement community of Paradise Valley Estates in Fairfield, CA. Our guest is Richard Cessna, PGA, General Manager for both Rancho Solano & Paradise Valley Golf courses in Fairfield, where we discuss the issues facing senior golfers and how to improve them. In the Premium Access episode, Rich tells an incredible story of how he became a highly successful CEO at the age of 11! Then there was a movie made about his story called “KidCo” (available in Amazon Prime http://www.amazon.com/Kidco-Marty-Van-Hoe/dp/B001K940SI/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1438709827&sr=8-1&keywords=kidco+movie). We also discuss the state of the industry from a GM’s perspective, and the state of the game.
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43 min
July 28, 2015
499 Premium: Golf is 100% Mental & 100% Physical with Dr. Gregg Steinberg
499 Premium: Gregg Steinberg, PhD is an associate Professor of Sports Psychology at Austin Peay University. His book "Mental Rules For Golf" is introduced by Hank Haney with "Gregg Steinberg's insights into the mental aspects of the game of golf will help you think and act more like a champion."Gregg is a regular contributor to the Golf Channel, Fox News, and has even been an expert on “Dancing with the Stars”. WIN! WIN! WIN!  We’re GIVING AWAY two brand new Ben Hogan Golf wedges to four lucky winners. Deadline for entry is Midnight PDT, August 17, 2015. Enter right now at http://BenHoganGolf.com/GolfSmarter. You must provide a continental US mailing address to win. Winners will be announced on the Golf Smarter Podcast episode #502. Guide to complete Golf Smarter Library
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42 min
July 22, 2015
498 Premium: Playing in a Web.com Pro-Am with Touring Pro Adam Long
498 Premium: This week we play alongside Web.com Touring Pro Adam Long at  TPC Stonebrae the day before the start of the Web.com Stonebrae Classic in the SF Bay Area. During this Pro-Am round the Duke University graduate, Adam Long of New Orleans talks about his career, his prospects of making it to the PGA Tour, and the strengths of his game. This is just a portion of the complete interview with Adam. There's also a video which includes even more than this episode, including selected conversations with his caddie Derek about club and shot selection, how to attack various holes and pin positions, reading greens, strategy conversations with Chas Narramore, another player on the Tour, our threesome and more.    video with Adam: 43:50 http://youtu.be/oLKURrgnjBI
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41 min
July 14, 2015
497 Premium: Open Championship Betting Picks & Misses
497: Last time we were visited by these professional gamblers, they picked the winner of the US Open and the NBA Championships (missing the final score by 1 point for each team). They're back to share their thoughts and wagers for the 2015 Open Championship on The Old Course at St Andrews. Will Speith do it again? What about Tiger, Phil, Bubba, Rickie, and the rest of the field? Could Sergio finally get his major? These questions and more are discussed. Free Episode time:   18:57 Premium Episode:    54:56  WIN! WIN! WIN!  We’re GIVING AWAY two brand new Ben Hogan Golf TK15 wedges to four lucky winners. Deadline for entry is Midnight PDT, August 17, 2015. Enter right now at http://BenHoganGolf.com/GolfSmarter. You must provide a
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54 min
July 7, 2015
496 Premium: Getting Your New Ben Hogan Golf Clubs & Wedges
496: Ben Hogan Golf clubs have returned to the very competitive marketplace, and the press can’t stop praising them. This week CEO Terry Koehler returns to talk about the design, function, features and ordering process to customize a full set for yourself. Don't look for these Ft. Worth 15 irons or TK15 wedges at your local Pro Shop, because each set is custom made to your exact specifications.  This episode is brought to you by Harrys.com. For the best shave of your life, go to Harrys.com and use the checkout code "golfsmarter" (has to be one word) for $5 off your first purchase. Fred Shoemaker's DVD "Extraordinary Golf: The Secret to Transforming Your Game" can be yours for free! All you have to do is submit 2 honest reviews in the US iTunes Store for both the podcast GOLF SMARTER and our free Golf Smarter App. Once you've submitted your comments, email Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com
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34 min
June 30, 2015
495 Premium: 150 Putting Drills with World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Champion
495: We can all sympathize with Dustin Johnson after he 3putted to lose this year’s US Open on the final hole. So does that mean putting is more important to low scores and winning then driving the ball 300 yards? It’s a great debate, but there’s no argument that better putters shoot lower scores. This week our guest is Juan Gutierrez who’s injury forced him to stay away from full swings for months, so he concentrated on putting. And he got so good that he won the 2011 World Golf Hall of Fame Putting Championship. He’s just released a book called “Make More Putts: A Proven Putting Performance Improvement System” that includes 150 simple putting drills that will impact every golfer’s game. So if you’re not putting to your potential, start with this episode, then get the book on Amazon!   Guide to complete Golf Smarter Library
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42 min
June 23, 2015
494 Premium: GolfBoard-Changing the Way Golfers Experience The Game
494 Premium: If you’ve not experienced GolfBoard at your course yet, you will soon. Possibly the most innovative invention for golf in a long time, GolfBoard is a cross between a golf cart, a snowboard, a surfboard, and a skateboard that doesn’t impact the spirit or tradition of the game. We first brought you GolfBoard on the Golf Smarter podcast in 2013 months before it was introduced at the PGA Merchandise show, where it was awarded Best New Product of the Year. That’s why so many courses are now putting them into their fleets. The GolfBoard is an easy-to-ride vehicle allowing golfers of all ages to ‘Surf the Earth’. Jeff Dowell, President of GolfBoard joins us with an update on their latest technology, explosive growth, leasing vs purchasing,  and how well it’s been working for destination, private, and public courses. He also answers questions from the audience submitted via Periscope when the show was recorded.  Guide to complete Golf Smarter Library
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42 min
June 16, 2015
493 Premium: Place Your Bets! 2015 US Open Gambling Advice from Two Anonymous Gamblers
493 Premium: This weekend's US Open at Chambers Bay is a mystery to those handicapping this Major because the course is new for the PGA Tour. But we have invited a couple of professional gamblers to provide their insights, research, and gut feelings about who's going to be the last golfer standing on Sunday. Our conversation is over 80 minutes and goes into depth on the players, the course, matchups, and explanations on how gambling on golf works for the uninformed...like your host Fred Greene.  If you like this topic, let Fred know and we can do it again for the final 2 Majors of the year.  Fred Shoemaker's Extraordinary Golf method has a huge and loyal following. His DVD "Extraordinary Golf: The Secret to Transforming Your Game" can be yours for free! All you have to do is submit 2 honest reviews in the US iTunes Store for both the podcast GOLF SMARTER and our free Golf Smarter App. Once you've submitted your comments, email Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com your iTunes username and copy
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83 min
June 9, 2015
492 Premium: Game Golf Update including a Contest Announcement, New Free App, & updates to the Hardw
492: The best golf LEGAL progress-tracking hardware and app is Game Golf. There are others out there, but this is the only unit that’s legal for tournament play. John McGuire, CEO of the company returns to provide us with information on their latest software updates,  the all new App that doesn't require any hardware other than your phone, and a contest that will send 4 winners to Ireland for the Ultimate Irish Links Giveaway.  Click here to find out how to enter the Game Golf Ultimate Irish Links Giveaway Fred Shoemaker's Extraordinary Golf has legions of followers that include some of the best teachers in the game. His DVD "Extraordinary Golf: The Secret to Transforming Your Game" can be yours for free! All you have to do is submit 2 honest reviews in the US
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39 min
June 2, 2015
491 Premium: 9-Hole Courses Are Not Just for Practice, They Can Be Really Awesome!
491: Author Anthony Pioppi returns for the first time since 2006 to talk about the second edition of his book "To The Nines". Anthony’s book looks at nineteen 9 hole layouts across the US that date back to the 1890s and really are the roots of the game in our country. These aren't just executive par3 courses, these are great, challenging courses that were designed with 9 holes in mind. This could be an answer to golf's dilemma of the game taking too long! To The Nines is available on Amazon Complete Golf Smarter library guide, or search by topic or guest at GolfSmarter.com
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34 min
May 26, 2015
490 Premium: How to Get Great Golf Photographs for Yourself
490 Premium:  Aidan Bradley is considered as one of the world's best golf course photographers for his ability to capture the excitement and mood of a golf course. This week he sits down with host host Fred Greene to discuss how to get great photos of your favorite courses. Aidan’s images have been featured in all the national golf publications and he is a regular contributor to golf coffee table books such as “Nicklaus by Design”, Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play”, “Golf, The Women’s Game”, and many more. Aidan provides a closing tip on what to avoid when taking pictures at a course is also a video that features some of his work at http://YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.
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37 min
May 19, 2015
489 Premium: A Tee•Tour of Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort in California’s Gold Country
489 Premium: Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort located in California's Sierra Foothills is home to a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. re-designed golf course that wanders through the rolling hills spotted with 100-year old oak trees and above Gold Rush era underground diggings and artifacts.  Host Fred Greene sits down Head Golf Professional Allan Ramorini to talk about the secret that is golf in Gold Country, details of the course, hosting a recent Division 1 NCAA tournament, and the all new Wine Cellar featuring tastings from 14 local wineries.  Allan's closing tip is great advice on how to get started from the first tee at the course. It's also available as a video on our GolfSmarterTV channel in YouTube.    Review the complete Golf Smarter library guide, or search topics/guests above.
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30 min
May 12, 2015
488 Premium: You Can Avoid Golf Lessons and Save a LOT of Money Using the Right Training Aides
488:  Martin Chuck, the inventor of the hugely successful Tour Striker returns to showcase his newest products and actually convinces host Fred Greene that there are training aides that can be as valuable as lessons and a lot more cost effective! Martin gives a full description of his hot new "Smart Ball" which assists in avoiding the chicken wing that makes your back arm fly out on the backswing. Martin is actually surpirsed and flattered to find out that it's being used by players on the PGA Tour,. We also discuss his two latest inventions and recap his hugely successful Tour Striker.  Martin's closing tip explains why you slice the ball and how to fix it. This tip is also a video available at http://YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV
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37 min
May 6, 2015
487 Premium: A Tee•Tour of Sewailo Golf Course in Tucson, AZ
487: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe knew they wanted to work within the topography of the high sonoran desert to honor its natural gifts and wonders when it came to designing a golf course. They hired former PGA Tour player and fellow native american, Notah Begay to design the Sewailo Golf Course at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, AZ. This challenging course measures 7,400 yards from the championship tees, with 5 different tee boxes on each hole to allow for players of all abilities. This week host Fred Greene travels to Tucson to discover what else the state has to offer beyond golf in Scottsdale, and he sits down with Head Golf Professional Spencer Cody to discuss this Troon managed gem.  Spencer's closing tip to help with your putting distance control is also a video available at http://YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV
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33 min
April 29, 2015
486 Premium: Your SHORT GAME Solution: Mastering the Finesse Game from 120 Yards & In
486: “James Sieckmann is the number one short-game teacher in the world, and everyone who is serious about improving their short game needs to own Your Short Game Solution. The information is brilliant, and the antidotes for every short-game problem are presented in a way that every level of player can understand. The information is revolutionary and will elevate the short game of anyone who follows it” –– Mike Adams, Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher, Golf digest Top 50 teacher, and World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame member.  This says it all and in this week’s podcast we get into detail of the book. James' closing tip on "The Finesse Swing Sequence Inside 30 Yards" is also a video available at on our GolfSmarterTV YouTube channel.  Watch our interviews live via Periscope and submit questions to the guest! Each complete int
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36 min
April 21, 2015
485 Premium: How to Get Your Child Into A College Golf Program
485: Andy Walker of the Legacy Golf Channel Academy in Phoenix, AZ  returns to discuss his new business that creates a rating sytem for high school golfers to get noticed by college golf programs.  Besides playing against Tiger in college and professionally, Andy is also the coach of the nation's #1 community college golf team, South Mountain Community College.  We also talk about: • How the youth movement that is taking over the PGA Tour,  • Recap of Jordan Speith's performance at The Masters • How Speith and Rory McIlroy are now the future of the Touer
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46 min
April 14, 2015
484 Premium: Surprising Information on How Properly Fitted Golf Clubs Can Cut 7-10 Strokes from Your
484 Premium: Back by popular demand for his 10th appearance on Golf Smarter, Tom Wishon, the world’s authority and (unofficial) spokesperson for custom club fitting returns to address the misinformation from big club makers who want you to believe that buying a one-size-fits-all club off the rack will improve your game. The fact is that every swing and every body style is different, so what you see on TV, or in the hands of this weekend’s Tour winner is probably the wrong club for you.  More myths discussed:    • Custom club making is much more expensive.     • High handicappers should wait for greater improvement before they invest in custom fit clubs.  • Painting a club white is an effective way to introduce new technology
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40 min
April 7, 2015
483 Premium: Never Let a Bad Golf Shot Get In The Way of a Good Round
483 Premium: “There’s not a golf professional in the world who thinks about hitting the ball!” is just one of the eye opening comments from this week’s guest, John Grund PGA. John has competed at the pro level, and has coached players who’ve competed at every level, but he knows that most amateur golfers focus more on the ball then on their target. He also talks about the quickest way to hit the ball straighter and get more distance is to find the bottom or your swing arc. It supposed to be in front of the ball where most of us try to hit the back of the ball. Have you ever noticed how many times per round your divot is behind the ball?  Watch our interviews live via Periscope and submit questions to the guest! Each complete interview will also be available to watch for 24hrs after it was recorded.  Complete List of Golf Smarter Library
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49 min
March 31, 2015
482 Premium: 3 Step Approach to Play Your Best Golf EVER
482Premium: Greg Liberto calls himself The HEAD Coach because of the work he's doing to help golfers with their mental approach to better golf. His "18 Holes Book" covers a variety of helpful topics that cut right to the core issues that hurts so many pro and amateur players. He claims that in less than 10 minutes, you can learn what is holding you back from playing your best golf ever. Obviously, we take a little longer to discuss it. He's also looking for volunteers to help develop his upcoming app. Greg@MyMentalGameCoach.com  http://MyMentalGameCoach.com There's a new app by Twitter called Periscope that allows us to broadcast live video. Follow @GolfSmarter on Twitter and you'll be notified when I'm broadcasting. I'd like to experiment with sharing upcoming interviews whether they're from my studio or in the field...or golf course while they occur. Here's the link to download the free app from iTunes
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46 min
March 24, 2015
481PREMIUM: How to Identify & Eliminate Pressure on the Golf Course
481: Garett Jenkinson, 2014 Alberta Teacher of the Year was suggested by a previous Golf Smarter guest (and PREMIUM ACCESS member) who says that Garett was an inspiration in teaching him a new way to look at teaching and golf. In the free episode we identify what kinds of pressure presents itself on the golf course and how to best handle it.  The only way to hear the PREMIUM shows is to download our new FREE Golf Smarter App for Apple and Android. You won't find the PREMIUM episodes in iTunes or any other 3rd party apps. Watch this week’s video to see Garrett’s grip tip that is at the end of the episode. Golf Smarter podcast
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42 min
March 18, 2015
480 Premium: Golf History in Hawaii & TeeTour of Maui's Pukalani CC
480 PREMIUM: The Pukalani Country Club in Maui, Hawaii is a hidden gem of a golf course. Unlike the expensive resort courses, Pukalani is where the locals go for a great round on a mature course at muni rates. Situated on the North Side of the island, and nestled on the slopes of Haleakela, the largest dormant volcano in the world. At 1,100 feet above sea level  Pukalani provides panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean on both sides of the valley isle.  This week, we speak to Ron Huffman, PGA, General Manager of Pukalani CC about this history of golf in Hawaii and how best to play this course.  Complete guide to Golf Smarter episodes http://PukalaniGolf.com
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35 min
March 10, 2015
479 Premium: 27 Point Plan for Better Shot Making with Roger Fredericks
479: Roger Fredericks is one of the most important and prominent golf fitness experts in the world. His clients (and friends) include Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus. In this episode he shares details about his relationship with the Big3 of Arnie, Gary & Jack, stretching exercises, and the effects of poor posture on the future of your game, and the 27 setups for any kind of shot, which boils down to 3 stances, 3 ball positions, and 3 swing paths. Combine them all and you can focus on playing golf, not just swinging the club. Free Episode time: 22:02 Premium time: 56:00 Big thanks to Joe Beier, Golf Smarter listener and extremely hot guitar player. Joe is responsible for re-creating and updating our theme song.  Download the free Golf Smarter App for
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56 min
March 4, 2015
478 Premium: The Joy of Putting with Jeff Ritter
478: Jeff Ritter returns to provide us with helpful tips on how to lower the amount of putts per round. Jeff has built a reputation as a great golf instructor because he incorporates every aspect of game improvement from mental, physical, mechanics, fitness, and nutrition. His Make The Turn Challenge, introduced on Golf Smarter, has become a huge sensation for Golf Digest TV and he'll soon be appearing regularly on the Golf Channel.   The free Golf Smarter App is now available for iPhone!Download it today and listen to each episode right from the App without having to sync to your computer.  Here's the complete directory to Golf Smarter episodes
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47 min
February 24, 2015
477P: Forget Clubs, Let's Talk About Golf Accessories
477: We conclude our three episode review of interesting items found at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show with Matt Zarilla, an independent Product Representative that focuses on accessories. You may buy anywhere between three to six sets of clubs in your golf lifetime, but what about bags, push/pull carts, balls, training aides, clothes? These items are the lifeblood of someone like Matt who recognized where the demand for repeatable consumer purchases and has made a career of fulfilling that need to clubhouses and retailers.  Episode Running Time: 14:30 We’d like to know more about the Golf Smarter Community. Could you please answer short 5 multiple-choice questions from our survey? Thanks!
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54 min
February 18, 2015
476P: ProV1 – Marketing Hype of Truly the Best Golf Ball
476P: Just because most Touring Pros use them and their huge marketing budget, is the Titleist ProV1 and ProV1x the best ball for the amateur golfer? TJ Gillen of Titleist introduces us to the all new ProV1 and ProV1x and makes some pretty compelling arguments on how these balls can make you a better player tee to green. Even to host Fred Greene, a skeptic trying to dismiss the marketing, the value of playing the same ball all the time makes sense. After years of asking, Fred finally learns why ProV doesn’t stand for ProVisional! Download the golf ball fitting evaluation scorecard from our show notes. We’d like to know more about the Golf Smarter Community. Could you please answer short 5 multiple-choice questions from our survey? Thanks!
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31 min
February 11, 2015
475P: Ben Hogan Golf Clubs are Back!
475: Too often we come up short of the green because of poor club selection. It’s not just mechanics, it’s not knowing how far we hit each club. This week, Terry Koehler, CEO of the all new Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company joins us to discuss how to improve our long iron play. We also hear from him how the re-introduction of this new line of clubs was received at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show.  Great news for Golf Smarter Members! By next episode you will be a PREMIUM ACCESS subscriber....and you don’t have to do a thing! The folks at Libsyn have agreed to port everyone’s account into PREMIUM ACCESS. You will be given a month of PREMIUM at no charge with the option of a six month subscription at 50% off! We also offer a 12 month subscription, which is the best value, but at this time, there’s no discount available. With PREMIUM ACCESS you’ll get regular extras like wallpapers for your phone, videos, and of course access to every episode in the Golf Smarter library, which now includes an updated directory to the archives. We’d like to know more about the Golf Smarter Community. Could you please answer short 5 multiple-choice questions from our survey? Thank
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51 min
February 4, 2015
474PREMIUM: Simple Tools to Breaking 100, 90 or 80!
474: Class A Australia #PGA Professional Josh Willard joins us to discuss simple ways to reach new success in your #golf game. As close as we sometimes get to reaching our lowest score, cracking the barrier to break 100 - 90 - or 80 eludes us all too often.  Free total time: 11:51 Premium time:  38:08
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38 min
January 28, 2015
473 PREMIUM: Three Critical Elements for a Great Golf Swing
473: Jim Waldron of the Balance Point Golf Schools returns to remind us of the absolute basics that are critical for a great golf swing.  Jim also ends the episode with a great tip on alignment. We'll now end each episode with a helpful tip from our guest. Free total time: 16:51 Premium time:  66:51 Download our newest wallpaper for your phone! This is an image from San Geronimo Golf Course in San Geronimo, CA. Get our new Golf Smarter App and never sync to your computer again. Each episode now plays automatically through our App. Sign up at GolfSmarter.libsyn.com for Premium Access and get the full interview each week, and access to our entire archives right from the App. Premium Access is available for 1-6-or 12 months.
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67 min
January 20, 2015
472 PREMIUM: How to Minimize the Damage
472: There’s nothing worse to kill a good round of golf when it starts to downward spiral out of control. Tom Good, PGA returns for part 2 of our conversation, this time we talk about how to minimize the damage when your game starts to go wrong and then gets worse. We also discuss his teaching philosophy of “swinging the club head”. This is one of the final Members Only episode before we launch Golf Smarter Premium Access. Premium Access will allow you to stream this complete interviews, directly to the all new Golf Smarter App for your phone or mobile device. You’ll be able to sign up for Premium Access for 1-6-or 12 month intervals. It’s all coming very soon, so please stay tuned for the announcement.
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40 min
January 13, 2015
471: Letting Go of the Bad Shots
471: Bad results happen to all golfers. One of the hardest things to do is not to beat yourself up for a bad shot, poor result, or three putt. Tom Good is a PGA "Class A" Professional at Cinnabar Hills in San Jose, CA. This is the first time we've ever met Tom and he has a lot of valuable insight on ways to keep your mind clear of negative thoughts and keep yourself on track for a good round. Tom shares his experiences playing professionally, why he loves to teach, and what we can do to improve our next round.  In our next episode, Tom returns to instruct us on how to minimize the damage and manage the golf course.  You can reach Tom at TomGood@TheGoodGolfConnection.com
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39 min
December 30, 2014
469: The 2014 PGA Tour MattyB Awards
469: Each year comedian Matty Blake joins us for his outrageously cynical and hilarious hits & misses of the previous year's PGA Tour season, which we call the MattyB Awards. In part 1 of this 2 part awards show, we get an update about Matty's new nightly TV show "Off-Par" on the Back9Network (Direct TV channel 262). Matty also hands out the awards for Player to Watch and Best & Worst Dressed. Golf Smarter host, Fred Greene has been a guest on Matty's TV show a couple times now and you can see the latest conversation on our blog at GolfSmarter.com and our Golf Smarter Facebook page.  For more about the Back9Network, and to let your TV signal provider know that you too want to watch the Back9Network, please go to http://iwantback9network.com
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31 min
December 23, 2014
468-Lower Body Power Launch.
468: Jamie "The Golf Sensei" Zimron returns for part 2 of our conversation. As we start the 10th year of weekly Golf Smarter episodes, we change this week’s topic from the mental aspect of improvement to the physical.  The lower body is critical to success in so many sports, but amateur golfers focus more on their upper body and arms, and forget (or don't know) the importance of keeping the lower body quiet, but using your legs to generate power. What's more important to a successful golf swing, lower body movement or upper body? Strength or flexibility? As a 5th level black belt in Aikido, a certified Sports Psychologist, Mind-Body Fitness expert, and LPGA Certified instructor, Jamie is well versed in all of these answers.  Come to this blog post at GolfSmarter.com to also get some video instruction from Jamie.  http://KiAiGolf.com
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36 min
December 16, 2014
467: Golf Is A Mental Game? The Return of Our Golf Sensei; Jamie Zimron
467: Jamie Zimron is probably one of the most fascinating certified LPGA instructors I've ever encountered. A National Junior Golf Champion, Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford undergraduate, a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, an accomplished Aikido instructor, a motivational speaker, a peace activist in the Middle East, the founder of the KiAi Way®, and has put it all together for a leading-edge integrative body-based peak performance method. In her fifth appearance on Golf Smarter, we talk about the critical value of balance, whether strength or flexibility is more important, and the importance of relaxation through the swing.  Jamie has a number of training DVDs on her website
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33 min
December 9, 2014
466: The All New Ben Hogan Golf Brand Preview with CEO Terry Koehler
466: After hearing about the impact, success, and closing down of SCORGolf, CEO Terry “The Wedge Guy” Koehler returns to give us a complete rundown of what his team has learned and how that will influence the design of the all new Ben Hogan Golf irons that will be introduced next month. This episode is brought to you by Harrys.com. Get $5 off your first purchase with the coupon code "GolfSmarter". Thanks to Harry's for being a supporter of Golf Smarter and Movember. Check out my Movember journey time-lapse selfie video on the GolfSmarter page on Facebook. Per your suggestion, the Harry's ad has been removed from the Members Only episode, but you still are eligible for the above mentioned discount.
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34 min
November 26, 2014
465: Last Chance to Score a SCORGolf Club with Terry Koehler
465: Terry "The Wedge Guy" Koehler returns to announce the final liquidation of his line of SCORGolf scoring clubs (wedges) before the launch of the all new Ben Hogan Brand of irons. Graciously, his "Friends & Family" special pricing has been extended to Golf Smarter listeners. While supplies lasts, you can get up to 5 clubs at $99 each, reduced from their normal price of $129US. Terry also gives a history of how the SCORGolf line has faired during the three years on the market. It's the only set of wedges to be on Golf Digest's Hot List three years in a row without making any design changes. Very impressive. Make sure when you order to let them know you heard about this special on the GOLF SMARTER Podcast! Listen for details on how to order a new club, but do it fast, because there's an extremely limited supply.
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26 min
November 25, 2014
464: Introducing the US Disabled Golf Association
464: This isn't a very long episode, but you don't want to miss it. Host Fred Greene introduces Jason Faircloth, a determined and brave young man who doesn't allow his battle with Cerebral Palsy get in the way of his love for golf. After being the first and only American to play in the British Disabled Open, he became the founder of the US Disabled Golf Association. He announces that the first US Disabled Open is in July of 2015, and he'd like you to spread the word, volunteer, and/or donate at www.usdga.net
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November 18, 2014
463: Struggling to Make The Tour with Australian Pro Darren Garrett
463: Darren Garrett works nights cleaning a local McDonalds in Perth, Australia so that he can fine tune his game during the day so that he can advance through Q-School and make the tour. In this episode, we talk to Darren about what it takes, his goals, and his chances.
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43 min
November 11, 2014
462: Hey! You’re Standing on My Line! Golf Etiquette with Richard Todd
462: Golf rules are fluid. Depending on whom you're playing with, they can change from round to round. But walk on someone's line, talk when your partner is up, or make phone calls, that can really cause a problem. This week we speak to Golf Smarter listener and author Richard Todd about his newest book "The Golf Rules: Etiquette". This is less then half of the full conversation. You can listen to it commercial free for $1.99. Now available in the Individual Episode section of our Golfers'Mart at GolfSmarter.com. http://TheGolfRules.com Both or Richard's books are available in the book section of our Golfers'Mart. This episode is brought to you by Harry's! For guys like you who want a great shave experience for a fraction of what you’re paying now, go to Harrys.com. And get $5 off your first purchase by entering the code GOLFSMARTER when you check out.
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51 min
November 4, 2014
461: Pt2 on Mastering Golf’s Mental Game with Dr. Michael T. Lardon
461: In this episode, we pick up right where we left off from last time to discuss author and Sports Psychiatrist Dr. Michael T. Lardon’s work with PGA Tour players including how he developed a close relationship with Phil Mickleson. Both of Michael's books, the newest being "Mastering Golf's Mental Game - Your Ultimate Guide to Better On-Course Performance and Lower Scores" and his first, "Finding Your Zone" are both available in our Golfers'Mart at GolfSmarter.com
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20 min
October 28, 2014
460: Mastering Golf’s Mental Game with Author Dr. Michael T. Lardon
460: Sports Psychiatrist Dr. Michael T. Lardon returns to discuss his latest book Mastering Golf’s Mental Game - Your Ultimate Guide to Better On-Course Performance and Lower Scores - In this helpful book, Dr. Lardon shows us how to organize our thoughts and use them for maximum performance. Not just an associate clinical professor of medicine at UC San Diego, Michael was a world ranked table tennis player. So he understands how the mental game can bring us down. But he also knows how to get into the zone and stay focused on what works. Both of Michael's books are available in our Golfers'Mart at GolfSmarter.com This is just a taste of the full 40 minute interview. To hear the entire conversation which includes a segment on how Dr. Lardon's working relationship with Phil Mickleson, you can purchase it right now for only $1.99 in our Golfers'Mart at http://GolfSmarter.com
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25 min
October 21, 2014
459: How to Play Uphill, Downhill, Sidehill Lies. Pt2 with Steven Snyder
459: In this Members Only episode, Indian Valley GC Head Professional Steven Snyder joins us for part 2. This time we talk about uphill, downhill, sidehill lies, playing an uphill par3 into the wind, and more. Are you aware that the Golf Channel, the PGA of America, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk, and Graham McDowell have all given their endorsement to Game Golf by becoming investors? How many golf aids can you say that about?! But this isn't just a training aid, this is a GAME IMPROVEMENT tool. Golf Smarter for Members Only is the only place you'll find (that's why we have to keep it private) an additional 10% off the regular price of $199 for a new Game Golf. But this generous offer expires November 1, 2014. Since using Game Golf to analyze my game, I've learned that I was coming up short on most of my approach shots. Now with this increased data and knowledge, I’m hitting more greens and consistently having lower scores...and a lower handicap. So check it out for yourself. Go to GolfSmarter.com, click on the Game Golf ad on our homepage, and make sure to use with the checkout code “golfsmarter”.
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26 min
October 14, 2014
458: The Most Important Tip for Amateurs from Head Professional Steven Snyder
458: Do you think you're struggling to lower your scores because of your swing? Putting? Short Game? Indian Valley Golf Course Head Professional Steven Snyder may surprise you with his answer, but after teaching for over 30 years, he's seen it all and knows why we are so frustrated. The full hour long conversation with Steven is available in 2 parts to our Members, or you can purchase the entire episode right now for only $1.99 in our Individual Episode section of our Golfers'Mart at http://GolfSmarter.com. This episode is brought to you by Harry’s! For guys like us who want a great shave experience for a fraction of what we’re paying now. Go to Harrys.com and get $5 off your first purchase by entering the code GOLFSMARTER when you check out. The winner of our Welcome Challenge from Game Golf is Frank Miske of Minnesota for shooting a 76 at The Refuge GC. Frank’s average Game Golf score in is 92.4, so he shot 16.4 strokes below his Game Golf average. Congratulations on a great round. Remember, Golf Smarter is the only place that you can take advantage of an additional discount off the newly lowered price of $199 with our checkout code that is exclusive to Golf Smarter Members. You only have till November 1 get the discount and then it's over. Click on the Game Golf ad on the home page at GolfSmarter.com.
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12 min
October 14, 2014
458M: Important Tips for Amateurs. Part1 with Head Professional Steven Snyder
458: Do you think you're struggling to lower your scores because of your swing? Putting? Short Game? Indian Valley Golf Course Head Professional Steven Snyder may surprise you with his answer, but after teaching for over 30 years, he's seen it all and knows why we are so frustrated. This is Part1. Up next Members will get to pick it up right where this episode ends. This episode is brought to you by Harry’s! For guys like us who want a great shave experience for a fraction of what we’re paying now. Go to Harrys.com and get $5 off your first purchase by entering the code GOLFSMARTER when you check out. The winner of our Welcome Challenge from Game Golf is Frank Miske of Minnesota for shooting a 76 at The Refuge GC. Frank’s average Game Golf score in is 92.4, so he shot 16.4 strokes below his Game Golf average. Congratulations on a great round. Remember, Golf Smarter is the only place that you can take advantage of our exclusive Members Only 10% discount off the newly lowered price of $199 with the checkout code "golfsmarter". You only have till November 1 get the discount and then it's over. Click on the Game Golf ad on the home page at GolfSmarter.com.
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36 min
October 7, 2014
457: If Tiger Asked Tony for Help, What Would He Say?
457: Tony Manzoni, author of The Lost Fundamental, discusses what's ailing Tiger and what advice he'd give if Tiger called. Both the book and DVD by Tony called The Lost Fundamental are available in our Golfers'Mart at http://GolfSmarter.com. We are the only outlet where you can purchase either or both of these products. The Game Golf (#450 & #451) 10% discount only offered to Golf Smarter Members has been extended to November 1. Use the checkout code “golfsmarter”. You must click on the Game Golf ad at http://GolfSmarter.com to learn how this product will lower your scores, improve your game, and increase your enjoyment like it’s done for Fred!
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28 min
September 30, 2014
456: Tony Mazoni Discusses Head Position at Address
456: Tony Manzoni, author of The Lost Fundamental, and one of the most requested instructors on Golf Smarter, answers whether we should position our head behind the ball or stand directly upright at address. This is just a taste of our hour long conversation with Tony that covers common swing mechanics issues experienced by most golfers, like hitting behind the ball, alignment, head position and more. Golf Smarter Members will receive this in 2 segments. Part 2 starts with Tony wondering what he would say if Tiger called for advice. Join Golf Smarter for Members Only and get access to every episode in our archives and unedited versions of our long interviews. Here's our new 2 for 1 offer! Get both of these Members Only episodes, unedited so you can hear the entire conversation with Tony all the way though, for only $1.99 at GolfSmarter.com Both the book and DVD by Tony called The Lost Fundamental are available in our Golfers'Mart at http://GolfSmarter.com. We are the only outlet where you can purchase either or both of these products. The Game Golf (#450 & #451) discount only offered to Golf Smarter Members has been extended to November 1. Get details on how to secure your discount in this week’s Members Only episode. Click on the Game Golf ad at http://GolfSmarter.com to learn how this product will lower your scores, improve your game, and increase your enjoyment like it’s done for Fred!
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7 min
September 30, 2014
456M: Head @ Address, Hitting Behind the Ball, and more with Tony Manzoni
456: Tony Manzoni, author of The Lost Fundamental, and one of the most requested instructors on Golf Smarter, joins us for part 1 of an hour long conversation. In this episode we cover common swing mechanics issues experienced by most golfers, like hitting behind the ball, alignment, head position and more. Part 2 starts with Tony wondering what he would say if Tiger called for advice. Both the book and DVD by Tony called The Lost Fundamental are available in our Golfers'Mart at http://GolfSmarter.com. We are the only outlet where you can purchase either or both of these products. The Game Golf (#450 & #451) 10% discount only offered to Golf Smarter Members has been extended to November 1. Use the checkout code “golfsmarter”. You must click on the Game Golf ad at http://GolfSmarter.com to learn how this product will lower your scores, improve your game, and increase your enjoyment like it’s done for Fred!
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27 min
September 23, 2014
455:The 1969 Ryder Cup that Shocked the World with author Neil Sagebiel
455: In 1969, The Ryder Cup teetered on the brink of irrelevancy, and perhaps being discontinued. But the historic "Concession" offered by Jack Nicklaus to Tony Jacklin on the final hole at Royal Birkdale changed everything. Author Neil Sagebiel returns (#353 & #354) to discuss at length his latest book "Draw In The Dunes: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked the World". This is less than half of the complete interview with Neil. Get the full episode by joining Golf Smarter for Members Only, or purchase this and other Members Only shows right now for only $1.99 in our Golfers’Mart at http://smarterpodcasts.com/golfsmarter/golfersmart/individual-episodes/ This book is now available for purchase or download in our Golfers'Mart at http://smarterpodcasts.com/golfsmarter/golfersmart/featured-books/ See a video replay of the "Concession" from the 69 Ryder Cup on our blog. Also in this episode, host Fred Greene talks about his harrowing experience and escape from Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, and his remarkable round of golf upon his return. A news story about his “Odile Ordeal” is also on the blog. If you're thinking about taking advantage of the exclusive discount on a new Game Golf (#450 & #451) only offered to Golf Smarter Members, the discount has been extended to November 1. Get details on how to secure your discount in this week’s Members Only episode. Click on the Game Golf ad at http://GolfSmarter.com to learn how this product will lower your scores, improve your game, and increase your enjoyment like it’s done for Fred!
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41 min
September 23, 2014
455:The 1969 Ryder Cup that Shocked the World with author Neil Sagebiel
455: In 1969, The Ryder Cup teetered on the brink of irrelevancy, and perhaps being discontinued. But the historic "Concession" offered by Jack Nicklaus to Tony Jacklin on the final hole at Royal Birkdale changed everything. Author Neil Sagebiel returns (#353 & #354) to discuss at length his latest book "Draw In The Dunes: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked the World". This book is now available for purchase or download in our Golfers'Mart at http://smarterpodcasts.com/golfsmarter/golfersmart/featured-books/ See a video replay of the "Concession" from the 69 Ryder Cup on our blog. Also in this episode, host Fred Greene talks about his harrowing experience and escape from Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, and his remarkable round of golf upon his return. A news story about his “Odile Ordeal” is also on the blog. If you're thinking about taking advantage of the exclusive discount on a new Game Golf (#450 & #451) only offered to Golf Smarter Members, the 10% discount has been extended to November 1. Click on the Game Golf ad at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the checkout code "golfsmarter" to secure your discount.
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74 min
September 12, 2014
454: Golf Simplified with Donald Crawley; Director of Instruction for The Boulders
454: Donald Crawley is the Director of Instruction at The Boulders Golf Academy in Carefree Arizona, just outside of Scottsdale. Since 1996 Donald has been regularly named one of the “Top 100 Teachers in America” by Golf Magazine and was also named “Best Teacher in Arizona” by Golf Digest. He has helped thousands of students with his Golf Simplified method, which made him the perfect instructor to have on Golf Smarter. http://GolfSimplified.com
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49 min
September 12, 2014
454: Golf Simplified with Donald Crawley; Director of Instruction for The Boulders
454: Donald Crawley is the Director of Instruction at The Boulders Golf Academy in Carefree Arizona, just outside of Scottsdale. Since 1996 Donald has been regularly named one of the “Top 100 Teachers in America” by Golf Magazine and was also named “Best Teacher in Arizona” by Golf Digest. He has helped thousands of students with his Golf Simplified method, which made him the perfect instructor to have on Golf Smarter. http://golfsimplified.com This is only 15 minutes of our conversation. In the full 50 minute Members Only episode, we also discuss course management, strategy, the basics, Tiger, Bubba, and more. To hear the entire show, either join Golf Smarter for Members Only, or purchase it right now for only $1.99 in our Golfers’Mart at GolfSmarter.com
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17 min
September 9, 2014
453: 237 Rounds by September 1 –– in Canada! with Michael Hamel
453: Long time Golf Smarter Member Michael Hamel plays at least 36 holes everyday. In Ontario Canada! So far this year, he's logged 237 rounds, and he's not slowing down. In only 6 years of playing golf, Michael is down to a 3 handicap...although he'll say "up" to a 3 since he was in the 2s. He's also been a Personal Trainer for 25 years. When he fell in love with golf, he went for his TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certification so that he could become a better golfer, and to help others to be in better golf shape. This is only 25 minutes of our conversation. In the full 55 minute Members Only episode, we get into detail on what golfers can do to improve their fitness and stamina. To hear the entire show, either join Golf Smarter for Members Only, or purchase it right now for only $1.99 in our Golfers’Mart at GolfSmarter.com
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29 min
September 9, 2014
453: 237 Rounds by September 1 ––in Canada! with Michael Hamel
453: Long time Golf Smarter Member Michael Hamel plays at least 36 holes everyday. In Ontario Canada! So far this year, he's logged 237 rounds, and he's not slowing down. In only 6 years of playing golf, Michael is down to a 3 handicap...although he'll say "up" to a 3 since he was in the 2s. He's also been a Personal Trainer for 25 years. When he fell in love with golf, he went for his TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certification so that he could become a better golfer, and to help others to be in better golf shape.
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55 min
September 2, 2014
452: The Drought Crisis of 2014 with Don Chemeledos of The Presidio GC
452: Fourteen states are struggling from severe drought conditions. Now in it's third year in California, things have become so desperate that courses are starting to close because they cannot maintain playable conditions. General Manager of The Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco, Don Chemeledos joins us to discuss the severity of the drought and the unique ideas he's instituted to make it through this critical period. He also shares players' tips on how to play off of dry, hard pan and areas of the course that have no grass to get your club under. This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. For a free audio book of your choice, open a new account today at http://audiblepodcast.com/golfsmarter. Golf Smarter Members have till Oct 1 to get an additional, exclusive discount on a new GameGolf unit. Prices have just dropped to $199US, but our Members are the only golfers who also get an additional 10% off with the checkout code "golfsmarter". To take advantage of this offer, click on the Game Golf ad on our home page at GolfSmarter.com
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45 min
August 26, 2014
451: How to Use Game Golf to Lower Your Scores. Pt2 with CEO John McGuire
451: John McGuire, CEO of Game Golf, returns for pt2 of our conversation on the hottest tech product in golf today. We discuss details on what you can learn about the best and worst parts of your game from the data collected. As with any data analysis, the real value is when you take the 10,000 foot view and see the big picture of your strengths and weaknesses. John also announces for the first time anywhere a price drop from $249 to $199 for a new Game Golf. If you’re interested in purchasing a GameGolf, please go to GolfSmarter.com and click on their ad on our home page. That will let them know you were referred by this podcast. John also provides an additional exclusive discount to Golf Smarter Members. Due to his contractual obligations with his partners and retail channels, we're not allowed to publicly provide information on what the discount is or how to get it. Please don't publicize that info on the web or he could be in big trouble, and it would definitely jeopardize our relationship.
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52 min
August 19, 2014
450: Game Golf has Arrived and It Really Helps! with CEO John McGuire
450: Game Golf is the hottest golf technology on the market today and it could be the most unique game improvement tool you'll ever use. In Spring 2013 (episode #376) we first met CEO John McGuire when he was raising funds to bring the product to market. The GOLF SMARTER community displayed more support then any other group who participated in the Indigogo funding campaign. Now Game Golf is available, and after using it since October 2013, my game has improved, my scores have gone down, and I’ve broken 80 six times! Before Game Golf, I hadn’t had a round in the 70s in over 5 years and only did it 3 times. In this episode, John talks about how PGA Tour Players, the PGA of America, and the Golf Channel have all become investors. Also he shares his excitement after seeing news reports the day before we recorded that President Obama has been using Game Golf as well. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation. Up next in Part 2, we will talk about how to use Game Golf, how to analyze the data, how it improves your game, new pricing, and most importantly, how Golf Smarter Members get an exclusive discount not found any where else. We also have just published 2 new videos about Game Golf on our GolfSmarterTV channel. The first is my introduction and review of Game Golf, the second is another conversation with John as we’re playing 18 at Lake Merced Country Club in San Francisco. This episode is brought to you by harrys.com. Harry’s! For guys like you and me who want a great shave experience for a fraction of what we’re paying now. Just go to Harrys.com and get $5 off your first purchase by entering the check out code GOLFSMARTER.
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37 min
August 12, 2014
449: How to Cope with Common Golf Injuries with Bob Forman
449: Bob Forman of GolFitCarolina returns to discuss the most common golf injuries from head to toe. Including the causes, we discuss how to recognize and treat them. Bob has been featured on GOLF SMARTER in episodes #347, 359, & 360. Host Fred Greene also gives a recap of his round at Pasatiempo, which was discussed in the last episode.
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38 min
August 5, 2014
448: History and TeeTour of Legendary Golf Course Pasatiempo with Head Professional Ken Woods
448: Pasatiempo Golf Course has an amazing history that includes being the course that Bobby Jones played just before deciding that Alister MacKenzie should be the architect of his property at Augusta, Georgia, which became home to The Masters. Our guest is Ken Woods, Head Professional at Pasatiempo in the Santa Cruz mountains, just north of the Monterey Peninsula in California. Ken shares the full story of how Pasatiempo came to be in the late 1920’s, Alister MacKenzie’s design features, and the difficulty of the course. We start the show with a short conversation with long time GOLF SMARTER member, Tim Kilkenny of Ohio, who made his first hole-in-one last week just after listening to the last episode where Darrin Gee explained how to sink one yourself..
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48 min
July 29, 2014
447: The Frustrated Golfer's Handbook with Darrin Gee
447: Darrin Gee of the Spirit of Golf Academy in Hawaii discusses 12 of the 50 short chapters in his new book "The Frustrated Golfer's Handbook". This is a great book to keep on your phone to make quick references when your struggling with something specific. All three of Darrin's books, including "The Seven Principles of Golf" and "The Seven Personalities of Golf" are available in the Book Section of our Golfer's Mart at GolfSmarter.com Find more about Darrin and his school, which has been ranked as one of the Top Schools by GOLF Magazine at http://SpiritOfGolfAcademy.com
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66 min
July 22, 2014
446: See It. Feel It. Do It. As told by Jimmy Demaret to Eben Dennis
446: As a little kid and teenager, Eben Dennis grew up in Houston playing with, and absorbing the wisdom some of his Dad’s friends. Those friends happened to be Ben Hogan, Jackie Burke, and Jimmy Demaret. Each of those greats saw something special in Eben and shared lessons that he was able to use as a player and instructor in later years. Eben discusses those thoughts and reminds us that the ball has no mind of it’s own and only flies where our hands go. “Power. Feel. Golf.” is a valuable instructional DVD & Booklet package developed by Eben available in our Golfers’Mart at GolfSmarter.com. Golf Smarter Members receive their exclusive $10 discount on this package. http://PowerFeelGolf.com http://GolfSmarter.com
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48 min
July 15, 2014
445: Mistake Free Golf with Sports Psychologist for the Pros, Dr Bob Winters
445: Dr. Bob Winters returns to Golf Smarter to discuss his new book that will help your mental game and lower your scores. "Mistake Free Golf; First Aid for Your Golfing Brain". In this Members Only episode we discuss the details of the book including the chapters on “I don’t believe in myself”, “I hit the ball when I know I’m not ready”, “I care too much about score, results and my reputation”. Any of those sound familiar? You can also hear Dr. Bob discuss other books on episode #39 and #151. The book is available in hardback or download at GolfSmarter.com Along with regular contributions to CBS Sports, the Golf Channel and GolfWeek, Dr. Bob has been the resident sports psychologist for the David Leadbetter Academy for 15 years. Dr. Robert K Winters, affectionately known as Dr. Bob, specializes in sports and personal performance training. He holds a Ph.D. in Sport Psychology from The University of Virginia, a B.S. and Master of Arts degree from Ball State University. He has extensive training in sports psychology, motor and visual learning, sports vision, sports medicine, and educational psychology. http://GolfSmarter.com
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50 min
July 8, 2014
444: PGA Tour Caddy for J.B. Holmes, Brandon Parsons
444: Brandon Parsons grew up with J.B. Holmes and is now carrying his bag on the PGA Tour. We talk about life on the Tour, his working relationship with J.B., and tips on reading the wind. We also get into depth on how Parsons is utilizing both Colin Cromack's Target Oriented Golf (episodes 137, 442) and Mark Sweeney's Aimpoint putting system (episode 367, 368, 375) to achieve the lowest scores possible. This episode is brought to you by Audible. Sign up today and get a free audiobook of your choice at audiblepodcast.com/GolfSmarter
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69 min
July 1, 2014
Taking Your A+ Game from the Range to the Course
443: Ken Doherty, Head Golf Professional for Marin Country Club returns in this Members Only episode to help us understand why we're so good on the range, but can't seem to put it together on the course. Did you realize that the balls in the bucket of balls are not the same type you play? Just because you don't pay for them is reason enough to not put a couple in your pocket. What kind of impact does hitting off of a matt have on your ball striking? There are other technical issues we discuss, but the biggest single factor is your attitude. Once you understand the difference, you'll see a change in your scoring.
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35 min
June 24, 2014
442: Target Oriented Golf with Colin Cromack
442: The key to performance and flow in golf is understanding how to keep your conscious mind away from attempting to control your physical actions. Colin Cromack of Target Oriented Golf joins us for the first time since 2008 to discuss how to train the eyes, mind and body for success, and then putting Golf Psychology into practice. Swing with precision and play with real freedom. If you are a dedicated golfer somewhere between beginner and Tour Professional wondering why your best golf performances remain so frustratingly elusive, the Target Oriented Golf program systematically explains how to focus your mind for golf and demonstrate how to put the comprehensive theory into practical procedures you can practice at home, on the range and enjoy out on the golf course. No NLP. No EFT. No 3 Principles. No hypnosis.
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68 min
June 17, 2014
441: Short Game & Wedge Questions Answered with Terry Koehler
441: SCORgolf CEO Terry Koehler, who has been blogging as “The Wedge Guy” for years joins us for a Members Only episode in which he answers a variety of questions submitted to his blog for our podcast. Topics include short game improvement, selecting the right wedge for your game, sand play and more. As a Golf Smarter Member, you can purchase anywhere from 1-5 scoring clubs from SCORGolf and get 15% off your entire order. Whether you speak to one of their custom club specialist or their online SCOR Fit system, make sure to use the checkout code “GSMember” to take advantage of this exclusive offer.
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38 min
June 10, 2014
440: Ben Hogan Brand Reborn with SCORGolf CEO Terry Koehler
440: CEO Terry Koehler has gone from being the Marketing Director for the Ben Hogan Company to starting and manufacturing his own line of state of the art wedges at Eidolon and now SCORGolf. This week, Terry announces that Perry Ellis company, the parent of Ben Hogan has entered into a licensing agreement with Eidolon to re-introduce the Ben Hogan line of irons coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the first Ben Hogan irons from the fall of 1954. Terry is a lifelong Ben Hogan devotee and in addition to moving the Ben Hogan brand back to it’s original home in Ft Worth, TX, they announced that a completely redesigned line of Ben Hogan irons will be introduced in 2015. In the Members Only part2 of our conversation, Terry answers listener questions on short game improvement and how to select the right wedge for your game. When you purchase from SCORGolf, use the checkout code “GSMember” and receive 15% off your entire order. This episode is brought to you by Harry's! For guys like us who want a great shave experience for a fraction of what we’re paying now, go to Harrys.com. And get $5 off your first purchase by entering the code GOLFSMARTER when you check out.
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28 min
May 27, 2014
438-39: Ben Hogan's Secret Letter and The Lost Fundamental Short Game with Tony Manzoni
438 & 439: Tony Manzoni, one of the most sought after coaches on the GolfSmarter podcast shares his life long pursuit of Ben Hogan’s golf swing secret. Years ago Tony received a letter written in Hogan’s hand that explains his secret to becoming a great ball striker. Since then Tony has taught thousands of students and has coached the College Of The Desert golf team to 27 consecutive Conference Championships. Tony has taken his learnings and has written about it in The Lost Fundamental. It's now a book and DVD, but only available in our Golfers'Mart at GolfSmarter.com. This is the complete hour long conversation that also covers a detailed discussion on the short game swing and how it differs than the full swing that is discussed in The Lost Fundamental. This week we also have an additional bonus for Golf Smarter Members. In this blog post, there's a GREAT green side chipping video tip from Tony that is only found on The Lost Fundamental DVD.
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62 min
May 13, 2014
436-37: "A Difficult Par" Biography of Robert Trent Jones Sr
436-37: Robert Trent Jones Sr. is regarded as the most historically significant golf architect of the 20th century. The fabric of golf in America - possibly the world - is embodied in the extraordinary career of Robert Trent Jones in golf course design. In this abbreviated conversation with New York Times bestselling author and internationally distinguished historian James R. Hansen, Hansen shares the compelling life story of the man who designed or redesigned a staggering 400+ courses spread over 43 U.S. states and 27 other nations, including instantly recognizable names as Spyglass Hill in California, and Ballybunion (New Course) in Ireland. James R. Hansen is a Professor of History at Auburn University in Alabama, a lifelong golfer, and his first book in 2005 "First Man" is the only authorized biography of astronaut Neil Armstrong. The book is available in hardcopy or ebook versions in our Golfers’Mart book section at GolfSmarter.com
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53 min
April 29, 2014
434-35: Jim Waldron's Keys to Putting - Confidence & Detachment
434-35: Jim Waldron of Balance Point Golf Schools returns for a 90 minute conversation on putting. What it takes to improve, what to practice to achieve lower scores, the mental side of putting, and more. Links to items discussed during the interview: • Balance Point Golf Schools Training Manuals (mention "GolfSmarter" at checkout for 10% discount) http://balancepointgolf.com/index.php/pro-shop • iPing putting iPhone app http://www.ping.com/fitting/iping.aspx • Dave Stockton's Putt to Win: Secrets to Mastering the Other Game of Golf http://smarterpodcasts.com/golfsmarter/golfersmart/featured-books/ This episode is brought to you by Harrys.com. Harry’s! For guys like us who want a great shave experience for a fraction of what we’re paying now. Get $5 off your first purchase by entering the code GOLFSMARTER when you check out. http://Harrys.com
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90 min
April 22, 2014
433: Every Shot Counts-Pt2 on Golfmetrics with Professor Mark Broadie
433: OK, now that we know what Golfmetrics is and how it's used on the Tour, what about us?! This is part2 of our conversation with Mark Broadie; Carson Family Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and creator of Golfmetrics, commonly referred to on televised PGA Tour events as Strokes Gained Putting or Driving. In this segment we dig into how this objective analysis of scoring data can help us lower our scores in recreational and club tournament rounds. E-book and hardcopy versions of “Every Shot Counts. Using the Revolutionary Strokes-Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy” is available in our Golfers’Mart at GolfSmarter.com http://EveryShotCounts.com
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42 min
April 15, 2014
432: Putting is Overrated! An Introduction to Golfmetrics with Professor Mark Broadie
432fMO: What does it take to drop 10 strokes from your score? Traditional stats -- fairways/greens/putts per round -- don't answer these questions. Golfmetrics do! This is part 1 of our two-part interview with creator Columbia University Business School Professor Mark Broadie on his eye-opening new book "Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes-Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy." Using the strokes gained approach that Broadie helped develop for the PGA Tour, you can learn how to save strokes by making better decisions on the course. The book "Every Shot Counts" is available in the book section of our Golfers'mart. http://EveryShotCounts.com
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24 min
April 1, 2014
430-31: Dave Stockton "Own Your Game-How to Use Your Mind To Play Winning Golf"
430-431: Dave Stockton has won 5 Majors on the PGA and Champions Tour. He was also the winning Captain of the 1991 Ryder Cup team. He's one of the Pro Tour’s hottest coaches working with Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickleson and Annika Sorenstam. Dave's got amazing experience and insights, but doesn't focus on golf mechanics. How you use your mind during a round is his forte, and we discuss specifics on pre-shot routine, and strategy to become a MUCH better player. All three of Dave Stockton's books are available in the book section of our Golfers'Mart. This is the complete interview. Instead of breaking it into 2 episodes, I'm experimenting with providing Members with the full show all at once. This means that there will not be a Members Only episode next week. If you'd prefer new content each week and like hearing interviews in 2 parts, then we'll continue. Please provide your feedback on this format. Again, there will not be a Members Only episode next week.
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72 min
March 25, 2014
429: More on "The Golf Rules -Stroke Play" with Richard Todd
429: In the last episode, we stumped Richard Todd on a few details of specific rules. In part 2 we get the correct explanation and discuss other rules that are broken regularly because we don’t know the exact USGA wording or ruling. Unlike the painfully dry legalese of the USGA's Rules of Golf, Richard's book takes you on a round with a typical foursome as they encounter...and break.. the rules. The book is available in our Golfers’Mart. I’m giving it out to my traveling golf buddies this year to end any and all disputes. In addition to being a lifelong golfer, Richard’s also a longtime Golf Smarter Member. http://TheGolfRules.com
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37 min
March 18, 2014
428: The Golf Rules - Stroke Play...A Fun and Informative New Book by Richard Todd
428: Richard Todd was trained on the rules of golf by the USGA and the PGA. His new book "The Golf Rules: Stroke Play - Learn The Rules of Golf By Watching Others Break Them" is an entertaining little book that presents the rules of golf in a funny, short story format. Unlike the painfully dry legalese of the USGA's Rules of Golf, Richard's book takes you on a round with a typical foursome as they encounter...and break.. the rules. In addition to being a lifelong golfer, he's also a longtime Golf Smarter Member. http://TheGolfRules.com
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25 min
March 11, 2014
427: Golf State of Mind - Pt2 in our Conversation with David MacKenzie
427: In this week’s Members Only episode, David MacKenzie returns to go into more depth on visualization, how to practice the Mental Game, course management, and his 9 shot drill for the practice range. Golf State Of Mind is designed to help eliminate mental mistakes and improve your mental approach. MacKenzie feels that making small changes to your mental approach can result in at least 5-7 shots better per round. http://GolfStateOfMind.com
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32 min
March 4, 2014
426: Alternative Golf Coaching - Mental Game Training with David MacKenzie
426: David MacKenzie is a mental game coach that will help you consistently play to your potential. His Golf State Of Mind method is designed to help eliminate mental mistakes and improve your mental approach. He feels that making small changes to your mental approach can result in at least 5-7 shots better per round. http://GolfStateOfMind.com David comes to us from a suggestion by a GOLF SMARTER listener. Part 2 of this conversation is our next Members Only episode and goes into depth on visualization, how to practice the Mental Game, course management, and his 9 shot drill for the practice range. This episode is brought to you by Audible. To get a free audiobook of your choice, sign up at audiblepodcast.com/golfsmarter.
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26 min
February 25, 2014
425: Cut Your Handicap Without Changing Your Swing (Author Mike Pile pt2)
425: Author Mike Pile returns for part 2 on his book “Keep Your Swing Lower Your Score”. In this Members Only episode, we get into more depth on his theories and tips on how to take advantage of your natural abilities to be a better golfer. We discuss practice, visualization, course management, putting and more in this 30 minute conversation. http://GolfForGuys.com
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35 min
February 18, 2014
424: Keep Your Swing. Lower Your Score. (Author Mike Pile)
424: Mike Pile’s bio says that he’s been playing golf for over 35 years and enjoying it for maybe about 12 minutes. Like every mid-handicapper he's tried everything to get better; lessons, practice, advice, new equipment, tips, etc. but they never generated sustainable low scores because it is nearly impossible to play enough to put them into practice. Until now that is. In part 1 of 2 we meet Mike and discus his great little book, “Keep Your Swing. Lower Your Score.” which offers simple, practical advice about the management and perspective of your game that will improve your golf game without having to practice, quit your job, ignore your family or get divorced. If you have a mid-handicap index and are someone who loves golf and really wants to improve, this book may very well help you achieve sustainable lower scores hole by hole, round to round. Mike’s book delivers practical advice that you can implement today, tomorrow and forever. There is nothing offered that cannot be sustained by the average handicapper who is lucky to play once a week. Keep Your Swing Lower Your Score will improve your game without requiring you to change your swing, take lessons or commit hours of time which most of us simply do not have. http://GolfForGuys.com The book is available in our Golfers’Mart at GolfSmarter.com.
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28 min
February 11, 2014
423: Martin Chuck's Top 5 Most Common Swing Flaws that Hurt Power & Distance
423: Martin Chuck, creator of TourStriker returns for part 2 of our conversation. In this episode, host Fred Greene grills Martin to provide us with the Top 5 most common swing flaws that he sees in his amateur students. Each of these flaws on their own will greatly reduce your success in getting the ball off the ground, going far and at your target. Some people suffer from just one, but many golfers combine all of these errors and wonder what's wrong with their clubs. Martin has published a significant library of incredibly helpful videos on YouTube. The specific video he shares with us is a great drill to practice in the off season. In an effort to keep our heads down, so many golfers don't follow through. This video is a specific drill on how to follow through without lifting your head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaCMiAslT_k The video is posted in our blog at GolfSmarter.com. The latest product from TourStriker that was just introduced at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show is the Smart Ball that keeps your hands and arms in sync with the body. The Smart Ball will be released to the general public soon, but before it hits the streets, Martin is offering a 10% discount (and free shipping in the US) to the GOLF SMARTER community. There are only a few hundred of these available, so act fast. To get the discount on the TourStriker Smart Ball, and ALL products available at TourStriker.com, use the checkout code (one word) “golfsmarter”. Again, free shipping of any product is only for contiguous US orders only.
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40 min
February 4, 2014
422: Proper Ball Striking Explained with TourStriker's Martin Chuck
422: Martin Chuck is a PGA Golf Professional and entrepreneur who created the very successful and helpful TourStriker training aides. He’s also a prolific YouTube contributor. In part 1 of our 2 part conversation, he explains how the TourStriker clubs help us learn how to swing properly so that you can put the proper compression on the ball to get it up in the air. We talk about the other training aides he’s developed, including his latest Smart Ball that keeps your hands and arms in sync with the body. The Smart Ball was just unveiled at the 2014 PGA Merchandise show in Orlando last week. It will be released to the general public soon, but before it hits the streets, Martin is offering a 10% discount (and free shipping in the US) to the GOLF SMARTER community. There are only a few hundred of these available, so act fast (after Feb5). To get the discount on the TourStriker Smart Ball, and ALL products available at TourStriker.com, use the checkout code (one word) “golfsmarter”. Again, free shipping of any product is only for contiguous US orders only. Next for Members Only, Martin returns to share his top 5 most common swing flaws that prevent power, distance, and success. It was his success as an instructor who's worked with 1000s of students, that lead to the creation of the TourStriker product line.
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34 min
January 28, 2014
421: Pt2 of Winning the Battle Within (Dr. Glen Albaugh)
421: This Members Only episode continues our conversation with Sports Psychologist Dr. Glen Albaugh, author of "Winning the Battle Within". Not only is Glen an old friend and mentor of Seattle Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll, he was very close to legendary coach Bill Walsh. Glenn has also worked extensively with many PGA Tour pros including Scott McCarron and Charlie Wi. In this episode, Glen give us a college education on his SAT (Strategy-Aiming-Trust) method. This is a discussion how to elevate your pre-shot and post-shot routines to the next level of performance. "Winning the Battle Within" is available in our Golfers'Mart at GolfSmarter.com Editors Note: Despite a minor case of laryngitis, the show must go on! Thanks for your understanding. -Fred
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30 min
January 21, 2014
420: Winning The Battle Within - The Return of Dr. Glen Albaugh
420: The NFL Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl XLVIII led by head coach of Pete Carroll. Pete is a long time friend, and former sports psychology student at University of Pacific of this week’s guest, Dr. Glen Albaugh. On the cover of Glen’s book, “Winning the Battle Within” Coach Carroll is quoted as saying “Glen’s teachings helped form my coaching philosophy.” Whether you’re rooting for Pete and the Seahawks or not, you have to admire his attitude, and his approach to competition and winning. Dr. Glen Albaugh has created a unique Applied Sport Psychology Consulting Service for a wide range of professional and amateur golfers. Formerly a sports psychology instructor at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California for 28 years where he coached the Pacific Tigers golf team. It was during this time, while working with the finest sports psychologists, coaches and golf instructors in the world, that he formulated the basis for the principles in his renowned book, which was authored with Michael Bowker, Winning the Battle Within. These principles have been refined over the years through applications and consultations with established touring pros, and a broad-base of amateurs – juniors to elite. By establishing structure in pre, post and in-between shot routines, Glen gives golfers the ability to apply his most profound insight “the perfect swing is the one you trust”. In Winning the Battle Within – this podcast episode, the book, and his workshop/consultations – Glen features quality practice describing drills that will enhance learning and improve performance. This is part 1 of our conversation based on Glen’s New Year Greeting on how to lower scores and increase enjoyment of your game in 2014. Part2 is for Members Only.
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33 min
January 14, 2014
#419 Bonus: Part 2 of Our 2013 PGA Tour "Matty B Awards"
#419: Comedian/Actor Matty Blake (now featured on "In Play with Jimmy Roberts" on the Golf Channel) returns for part 2 of the 5th annual Matty B Awards. Since 2009, Matty has been providing us with his irreverent and hilarious view of the best and worst of the passed year's PGA Tour season. In the conclusion, we cover some serious categories like "Comeback Player" and "Player of the Year", but of course we can't help ourselves and also discuss "Guest Star of the Year", and "Player I'm Most Jealous Of". Host Fred Greene also grills MattyB on his predictions and other moments from 2013. This is a Members Only episode that is our gift of thanks for your continued support and is being distributed for FREE to all listeners. Golf Smarter is a listener supported podcast, so we encourage you to join Golf Smarter for Members Only and help keep the show alive. Members receive a new episode each week, access to over 400 unique episodes, and special discounts on hand selected products. Join today at GolfSmarter.com
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35 min
January 7, 2014
#418: The 2013 PGA Tour "Matty B Awards"
#418: Comedian/Actor Matty Blake (now with the Golf Channel) returns for the 5th annual Matty B Awards. Since 2009, Matty has been providing us with his irreverent and hilarious view of the best and worst of the passed year's PGA Tour season. In part 1 of our conversation we cover categories of "New Favorite Player", "Best & Worst Dressed", "Win of the Year" and more. As part of our New Year's Celebration, part 2 is a Members Only episode that will be distributed for FREE to all listeners. This episode is brought to you in part by Audible. Sign up for a new account at audiblepodcast.com/golfsmarter and get your first audiobook for free!
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34 min
January 2, 2014
#417: Face It, You STILL Suck! More on the Mediocre Golf Association Tour & Championship
Members #417 - If you want to play golf competitively, but don’t have good enough game to play with confidence, then you really need to listen to part 2 of our conversation with the Co-Founder “El Presidente” of the Mediocre Golf Association, Jon Morely. In this Members Only episode we go into depth about scoring, the tournaments, the championship and how much fun this group has no matter how they play. http://mgatour.com http://MediocreGolfAssociation.com
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30 min
December 24, 2013
Members #416: Face It, You Suck! That's Why We Have the Mediocre Golf Association (with Jon Morley)
Members #416 - Jon Morley loves golf, and loves to compete. But he’s not committed enough to get to a championship level. So he and some friends came up with the Mediocre Golf Association in 2006. Since then he’s grown the program with chapters around the world, but been able to maintain their sense of irreverence intact. Their competitive season starts in March and you have the opportunity to join or create a chapter in your area. One chapter in Ireland only has 2 active members, so check out mgatour.com and start a chapter yourself! Next up for Members Only, Jon joins us for Part2 of the conversation with more stories and reasons to join the Mediocre Golf Association. GolfSmarter.com This episode is brought to you by Audible. To get a free audiobook of your choice, sign up for a new account at http://AudiblePodcast.com/GolfSmarter
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41 min
December 17, 2013
#415: Pt2 from Kauai, HI - A TeeTour of Kauai Lagoons GC
Members Only #415 - Kendric Kimizuka is the the Associate Golf Pro at Kauai Lagoons Golf Course in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. Kauai Lagoons also hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in 1991. Only few minutes from the airport, Kauai Lagoons is on the property of the Marriott Hotel & Beach Club at Kauai Lagoons. Kendric discusses the best way to improve your play in the prevalent Hawaiian trade winds, in addition to giving playing advice to his favorite holes on the course. Check GolfSmarter.com for pictures from the course.
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24 min
December 10, 2013
#414 - Taking a TeeTour of Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai, Hawaii
#414 - The 1st of 2 episodes from courses in Kauai, Hawaii. Here we meet the Director of Golf from Poipu Bay Golf Course, Craig Sasada. From the “sunny, southern” part of Kauai, Poipu Bay GC hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1997-2006. Here’s one of those great courses that fall in the category of courses from the Tour that is always fun to play but is also not as tough as courses that feature a Major, like Torrey Pines. http://poipubaygolf.com For more, there's video and photos on our blog at GolfSmarter.com Part 2 is a Members Only episode that focuses on Kaui Lagoons Golf Club in Lihue, which is located on the coast in the middle of the island.
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22 min
November 29, 2013
#413 - How the GolfBoard Works with Technical Director Mike Radenbaugh
For Members Only #413 - In part2 of our conversation about the GolfBoard, we’re joined by co-founder and Technical Director Mike Radenbaugh. Where our last conversation was about the business of a golf tech start-up, this time we get into the (pun completely intended) nuts and bolts of why the GolfBoard can be a successful revenue stream for golf courses and a blast for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Host Fred Greene picks Mike’s brain about the board, motor, battery, wheels, speed, balance...you get the point. http://GolfBoard.com If you've ever gone snowboarding, surfing, or skateboarding, now you can be the first one on your course to bring it all together on the GolfBoard. Take advantage of the unique offer only for the GolfSmarter community from GolfBoard. Use the checkout code "GolfSmarter" and receive free shipping in the contiguous US or $200 off shipping from anywhere else in the world.
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38 min
November 26, 2013
#412 Golf Meets Snowboard & Surfing with GolfBoard CEO Paul Hodge
#412 - Paul Hodge is a young entrepreneur who is bringing an entirely new twist to golf in the hopes of getting more young people interested in playing by making it more fun. The easy to ride electric GolfBoard makes getting from one shot to the next just as fun as hitting a great drive. The GolfBoard speeds up the game, is easy for everyone to ride, has less impact on a course than a golf cart, and allows golfers to surf the golf course in a way that feels similar to snowboarding, surfing or skateboarding. http://GolfBoard.com Paul extended a generous offer to the GOLF SMARTER community. Use the checkout code "GolfSmarter" and you'll receive free shipping inside the continental US or $200 off the shipping from anywhere else in the world. Check out the video on our blog at GolfSmarter.com Next, for Members Only, we'll meet the person who is in charge of all the technical aspects of the GolfBoard and how they've modified the concept to work for golf.
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39 min
November 19, 2013
#411 How to Pick Your Perfect Putter (pt2 with Kenny Giannini)
For Members Only #411 - World class putter designer Kenny Giannini returns to discuss each of the components that go into creating a great putter. Whether you purchase one of Kenny's designs or from a major manufacturer, if you want to lower your scores, your putter is no place to scrimp. From this conversation, you'll become more informed on each element of a putter, why it works, and what works best for you. http://KennyGianniniPutters.com
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34 min
November 14, 2013
#410 - Shave 5 Strokes Each Round Using the Right Putter (with Kenny Giannini)
#410 - Kenny Giannini has created putters for Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Mark O’Meara and “pretty much everyone”. He also was the first putter designer for the Ben Hogan Co., and the first to design milled faced putters for Cleveland Golf. Now he’s creating some of the best putters on the market for us at KennyGianniniPutters.com. In the first of 2 conversations, we discuss his history, philosophy, and why spending most of your club budget on Drivers is a big mistake. http://KennyGianniniPutters.com In part 2 of the conversation for Members Only, Kenny and host Fred Greene discuss the various elements involved in building a putter and what the golf consumer should be aware of in making a purchase. We also discuss the value of a putter fitting with a skilled fitter.
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30 min
November 5, 2013
#409 - A Good Golfer's Arms NEVER Pass The Body (with Tony Manzoni)
#409 for Members Only - Topping the ball? Did someone say you lifted your head? Tony Manzoni gets pretty fired up about these misconceptions that many golfers have about those consistently frustrating errors like throwing the hands away from the body, bringing the club straight back, or rotating the body too quickly. In this Members Only episode, Tony explains why they occur and what to look for in a teacher who understands the mechanics of a swing. Both Tony's book and DVD; "The Lost Fundamental - One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever" are ONLY available in our Golfers'Mart at GolfSmarter.com
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37 min
October 29, 2013
#408 Take Ownership of Your Swing! Now Repeat It…(with Tony Manzoni)
#408 - Tony Manzoni is 77 years old and is still shooting par. Lucky for us, he’s also an amazing teacher who has been a listener favorite on GolfSmarter for a long time. Outside of teaching, his instructional book, and DVD, he’s coached the College of the Desert Golf team to 27 Conference championships. His book and DVD “The Lost Fundamental - One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” are only available at GolfSmarter (app & .com) as individual items or as a combo. Each have received rave reviews. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation with Tony. We get into more detail on swing mechanics in part 2. Buy the DVD here - http://smarterpodcasts.com/golfsmarter/products/the-lost-fundamental-dvd/
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32 min
October 22, 2013
#407 - More Fun with Writer Shane Ryan on His Sensible Rules for Golfers
For Members Only #407 - Columnist Shane Ryan of Grantland.com continues with host Fred Greene on his “10 Sensible Rules for Golfing With Others”. Starting at #3, there are some points that are make sense, but then it seems to host Fred Greene that there are some points that just constitute whining about his pet peeves. http://Grantland.com Your comments and feedback on this conversation are welcomed at the Facebook GOLF SMARTER group page.
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39 min
October 15, 2013
406 -10 Sensible Rules for Golfing with Others (with Writer Shane Ryan)
For Members Only #406- Shane Ryan writes columns and features on golf and other sports for Grantland.com. This summer he wrote an entertaining piece called "10 Sensible Rules for Golfing with Others" but reading it through felt like he was complaining about his pet peeves that can be either annoying or embarrassing during a round. The post states “In a sport so polluted by etiquette and decorum, the possibilities seemed endless”... then observes “the absurd amount of practice you need to put in just to be below average.” You get where he’s going, right? In this episode, we discuss our personal relationships (sic: frustrations) with golf. Some of his points are obvious and I agree, but there are other where I put him to task. Points include “Keep Your Swearing to a Reasonable Level”, “Never Throw or Slam Your Club in Anger”, and "When Your Playing Partner is Struggling, Just Shut Up!". A link to his article is live in the blog at GolfSmarter.com. Next for Members Only Shane returns to finish his list and spar with host Fred Greene about the pros and cons of each point. This episode is sponsored by Audible.com. For a free audiobook of your choice, sign up now at AudiblePodcast.com/GolfSmarter. The GolfSmarter app is free and now available for both iOS and Android at GolfSmarter.com
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35 min
October 8, 2013
405: Fred Get's Fitted for New Clubs with Nick Manzano of The Golf Mart
For Members Only #405 - Despite strict USGA guidelines, not all golf clubs perform the same. Golf Professionals play with sticks that are meticulously tailored to their swing. Amateur golfers make purchases based on what the Pros play. No matter their skill level, few golfers take advantage of being fitted for clubs that compliment their swing style. GolfSmarter Podcast host Fred Greene is in the market for a new Driver, fairway driver, and hybrids and was amazed to learn how different each club performs for his swing. During the 90 minute session, join Fred to learn why club head speed, launch angle, spin rate, dispersion are important, and that some older models suit him better than “the newest and the greatest”. **Note: The beep is when Nick mentioned a price that may not be available everywhere. For this Members Only episode, Fred set up his video gear to record his fitting session with custom club fitter Nick Manzano of The Golf Mart in San Rafael, CA (also featured in episodes #394 & 395). The video, now available in our YouTube/GolfSmarterTV channel, is only a portion of the session, but the podcast episode is the entire fitting.
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89 min
October 1, 2013
Golf's Not About Who Hits the Ball The Best, But Who Misses It the Least (with Jeff Ritter)
#404 For Members Only: Jeff Ritter may be one of the most insightful and approachable teachers ever on Golf Smarter. That's why we continue to ask him back on a regular basis. In this episode, host Fred Greene and Jeff cover nuanced information like something as simple, but easy to forget, as feet position at address. Mostly we discuss an email from a listener who's common frustrations are due to the lack of improvement in his game, or lowering of his scores. He notes how he experiences short bursts of progress and just falls back into the same old groove "No Matter What". Next up for Members Only, Fred records his custom fitting with Nick Manzano (episodes #394 + #395) and amazingly discovers the results of just how different each club manufacturer can be. There will also be a video of the fitting as well. The 9th annual People’s Choice Podcast awards are open for nominations till 11:59pm, Oct 15, 2013 at PodcastAwards.com. You can nominate us "ONE" time only! If you try to do it multiple times, it’ll cancel your other nominations. Please go to PodcastAwards.com, nominate Golf Smarter in both the Sports and Best Produced categories, (our URL is GolfSmarter.com). As always, thanks for your continued support.
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37 min
September 24, 2013
While We're Young? SHUTUP! with Kiel Christianson
For Members Only #403 The recent USGA "While We're Young" ad campaign is based on a snarky line from the classic golf film “Caddyshack” delivered by comedian Rodney Dangerfield. The irony of the USGA's focus is that Dangerfield's character is everything they seem to be against to protect the "integrity of the game". Our guest is Kiel Christianson of TravelGolf.com who's recent article "While We're Young -- The Curse of Slow Play" and subsequent online feedback brings the USGA to the mat. In the article and on this episode we focus on his 13 points on how to pick up the pace of play. http://www.travelgolf.com/blogs/kiel.christianson/2013/06/19/while-we-re-young-the Please provide your suggestions to pick up the pace of play on our GolfSmarter Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/GOLF-SMARTER/213028982094 Our newly redesigned website features our latest video that we invite you to share with all your golf friends. Especially those with young kids or grandchildren. This video "My Best Round Ever (A Bedtime Fable)" is silly & fun, but focuses on so many of the lessons we've learned from the podcast. http://GolfSmarter.com or http://youtu.be/gk_Tk72hAhY
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34 min
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