052 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – Brian Bailie Putter Training Handbook!

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Learn Putting Improvement From Coach Brian Bailie

And His New Putter Training Handbook!

Putter Training Handbook

Welcome to Episode 52 of The Golf Improvement Podcast.  Dedicated to bringing you useful information on custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques to Take YOUR Game To New Heights!

Show Notes:

Enjoy this interview with Coach Brian Bailie – putting and short game improvement coach, and author of "The Putter Training Handbook"

  • Brian discusses His Story – from a successful career as a College Golf Coach to now becoming a Putting and Short Game Improvement Instructor.
  • He talks about some of the most important basic principles golfers need to focus on to improve their putting – both from a technique and a continuous learning standpoint.
  • Brian talks the major reasons he decided to write the Putter Training Handbook, and some of the most valuable elements of this eBook for golfers who want to improve their putting.
  • He discusses some of his favorite drills that he included in the Handbook.  AND he talks about the importance of Consequences in terms of training to improve your putting.
  • Brian talks about the value of learning the AimPoint Green Reading process for golfers who want to putt their best.
  • He tells some of his most satisfying success stories from his college coaching and personal coaching career.
  • Finally, Brian says some "Final Words" to help golfers who want to putt their best.

Thanks Brian for creating this great new resource for golfers, and for sharing your knowledge in this interview!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Coach Bailie Golf – Click HERE!

To purchase the Amazon Kindle version of The Putter Training Handbook – Click HERE!

To order the iTunes iBook version of The Putter Training Handbook – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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“Look At My New Putter!”

The Right Putter Length Affects Balance, Posture…

AND Making More Putts!

Look At My New Putter!

Last Friday one of my golfing friends walked up to me and said "look at my new putter!" He had previously been putting with a very short putter for him – 32 inches long.  When you would see him putt, he just was not comfortable at address and setup.  He had a very "handsy" stroke, and struggled with speed control and also making short putts.

Well was LAST Friday Different!  His new putter is 34 inches long.  You could easily see that he has a much more confident stroke, not as much hands in his stroke, but mostly his posture and balance at setup are Spot On.  He looked absolutely comfortable setting up to putt, and improved and more confident putting just seemed easy for him.

This was a good wake-up call for me on the importance of putter length to help create a balance and relaxed posture at address.  Often, it is easy to get hung up on using putter length to get the golfer set up so that his eyes are "right over the golf ball" at address. But the more a golfer can be at ease at setup in his putts, the more I think he can make confident and consistent strokes, create good speed control, and be relaxed when he is hitting short putts.

Appreciate (I know I do!) the importance of playing with the Right Putter Length to help you to Make More Putts!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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Golf Science Lab “Unlocking Performance” Virtual Summit Begins On Monday!

Learn From An IMPRESSIVE Group Of Golf

Performance Experts Starting Next Monday!

Golf Science Lab "Unlocking Performance" Virtual SummitMost likely you did not expect to receive another blog post from me this week!  But I felt that I had to make you aware of this second Golf Science Lab Virtual Summit – which will start on Monday.  Here is the link to learn more – Golf Science Lab "Unlocking Performance" Virtual Summit.

Cordie Walker organized the very successful First Golf Science Lab Virtual Summit late last fall, and he has assembled a terrific group of experts for this second Summit.  To be sure you know – I get nothing from informing you about this.  But I personally will be listening to the presentations and learning from them.  And if you decide that accessing these materials is for you and can help you play better golf – you get access to them for life.

So – I did my job – which is to let all of YOU know about the Great Stuff To Help You Play Your Best!

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Tony

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051 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – Dr. Joe LaCaze and Rotex Motion!

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Learn About The Rotex Motion Machine And Exercises

To Reduce Injury And Improve Golfing Performance

Rotex Motion

Welcome to Episode 51 of The Golf Improvement Podcast.  Dedicated to bringing you useful information on custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques to Take YOUR Game To New Heights!

Show Notes:

Another GREAT Masters! – what about Jordan Spieth AND Danny Willett!

To read Bill Rand's "Eye On The Tour" blog post on Jordan Spieth's lessons from his seven on #12 – Click HERE!

Interview with Dr. Joe LaCaze, developer of the Rotex Motion machine and exercises to improve flexibility and reduce injury.

  • Joe discusses His Story – how injury lead him down the path to his passion.
  • He talks about some major ideas and thoughts that have guided his approach to helping athletes improve their flexibility and reduce injury.
  • Joe discusses the history of the development of the Rotex Motion machine, and his efforts during the past 2 years to develop a new version of Rotex Motion.
  • He talks about things that golfers and athletes need to be careful of in any type of flexibility improvement effort.
  • Joe discusses – from a golfer's standpoint – the things that are most important to remember about injury prevention and flexibility to improve golfing results.
  • He discusses two of his favorite Golfing Success Stories.
  • Finally, Joe provides some Final Words on how golfers can use Rotex to improve their golfing success.

Thanks for the great interview and information Joe!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about the Rotex Motion Machine – Click HERE!

To learn more about the basic Rotex Motion Machine exercises – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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Wishon Sterling Single Length Irons Are Here!

Demo Wishon Sterling Single Length Irons

Available To Test Drive Next Week!

Wishon Single Length Irons Are Here!

We had another great six days of golf in Georgia and Florida, and I arrived home last night.  For me lots to catch up on – rebuilding a set of irons for a good high school player, buiding two new Edel wedges for an ex Tennessee Vol golfer, and building a new hybrid and gap wedge for another golfer.  Not much time left to take a breath the next few days.

IN ADDITION THOUGH – my Wishon Sterling single length iron demo heads arrived in the mail this afternoon!  Here are some details on the demo Sterling irons that I am building.

  • I will make two sets of demo clubs.  One set of 5, 7, and 9 irons with Wishon S2S White 75 gram R flex shafts in them, and another set of 5, 7, and 9 irons with FST 115 gram A/R combo flex shafts in them.  The graphite shafted clubs will be a "soft" R flex, and the FST shafts will be tipped to an R flex.
  • All of the Sterling demo irons will be 36-1/2 inches long and at a 63 degree lie angle.  Approximately like a standard 8 iron.  All iron heads weigh 274 grams, again about the weight of a standard 8 iron head.

There was a recent article on the GolfWRX web site about the concept and development of the Wishon Single Length Sterling irons.  

I view testing with single-length irons as a bit of a grand experiment, and hope many of you near me who are interested will come to give my demos a test drive.  There is a good potential that playing single-length irons can help golfers create more consistency in their golf shots.  We will see!

If you are NOT near to the Oak Ridge area, here is a link for Where To Find AGCP Fitters Who Have Sterling Irons.

One Final Thing – There are 7 iron heads shown in the figure above – WHY? – ask in the Comments Section, and I will let you know!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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Weekly Blog Post on TUESDAY This Week!

2016 Golf Trip Group

This is a picture of 14 great golfing friends who spent the week with me in Georgia and Florida for the past 5 days.  We have one more day of golf in Georgia tomorrow before we head back home. So THIS week my weekly blog post will come to you on Tuesday not Monday.  See you then!

Tony

 

050 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – Greg Courtnay And Reducing “Way Too” Golf!

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Greg Courtnay – 2016 ICG North American Clubmaker Of The Year:

Custom Clubfitting And Helping Golfers Reduce "Way Too" Golf!

Greg Courtnay Custom Clubfitting

Welcome to Episode 50 of The Golf Improvement Podcast.  Dedicated to bringing you useful information on custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques to Take YOUR Game To New Heights!

Show Notes:

Episode 50 – Really? – THANKS to all who have done interviews, and to all of you listeners – and to my wife Diane!

Yearly golf trip starts this week – been injured – but a good test for my "Fluid Motion Factor" learning!

Interview with Greg CourtnayCourtnay's Custom Clubs – and 2016 International Clubmakers Guild (ICG) North American Clubmaker of the Year.

  • Greg talks about how he became interested in custom club fitting.
  • He discusses some the the most important things he did and learned in his journey to become an excellent custom club fitter.
  • Greg discusses some of the elements of the process he went through to apply for and earn the recognition as the 2016 ICG North American Clubmaker of the Year.  He also discusses some of the things he learned from that application process.
  • He talks about his love for doing custom driver fittings to help golfers play play their best.
  • Greg talks about a few of the most satisfying custom fitting success stories he has experienced with golfers.
  • Finally – Greg suggests to golfers that they really "do their homework" when they are looking for a custom fitter to help them play their best.

Congratulations on your award Greg, and for this interesting interview!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Greg Courtnay and Courtnay's Custom Clubs – Click HERE!

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Tony

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Chill Out Golfers!

Sometimes – You Just Gotta Chill Out

To Be Your Best!

Chill Out Golfers!

The big piece of advice that Steven Yellin gave at the end of our Fluid Motion Factor podcast interview was for golfers to Chill Out!  This is one of those weeks where, quite frankly, I have not had much time to create this blog post – but still hope you get something of value from it!

  • This week in Oak Ridge we have the Annual Lunch 4 Literacy, a fundraiser where our Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary and Altrusa service clubs bring in a speaker and raise funds to support School Literacy Projects.  I am the co-chair of this event this year, and today and tomorrow are CRAZY busy – for a great cause.  400 plus attendees, lots of details to attend to.  Simply have to stick to ensuring that this event is a success.
  • ALSO THOUGH – about a week ago I listened to a great Dr. Bhrett McCabe Mindside Podcast interview on The Psychological Aspects Of Injuries.  Well worth spending 20 minutes of your time listening to.  A few days after listening to this, I was standing in my kitchen, and "somehow" felt a little twinge in my right shoulder.  Since then, not sure if I really have some type of injury, or just a strain.
  • Now – in about 9 days we go away on our annual golf trip.  Do I try to play golf sometime the next few days ahead of the trip, or do I rest?  I mean, what if my game is not in great shape?  I think Dr. Bhrett would say I need to take it easy and give my shoulder the best chance to heal.

So – Time for ME to CHILL OUT!  So back with you next week for a great podcast interview (that I already have completed recording!).

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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049 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – Tony Wright Talks Custom Club Fitting!

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From The First Motor Learning Virtual Summit:

Custom Club Fitting And Motor Learning

Custom Club Fitting

Welcome to Episode 49 of The Golf Improvement Podcast.  Dedicated to bringing you useful information on custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques to Take YOUR Game To New Heights!

Show Notes:

Thanks to Cordie Walker from The Golf Science Lab for allowing me to use this content in my podcast!

From my interview with Cordie for the First Motor Learning Virtual Summit – Talking about Custom Club Fitting and Motor Learning…

  • How I became interested in Custom Club Fitting, and also Motor Learning Principles, to help golfers play their best golf.
  • The importance of Golf Club Face Angle (drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids) for optimal club performance.
  • The major wedge fitting parameters that influence how golfers can optimize their wedge and short game performance.
  • So you have your custom fit golf clubs? – motor learning principles you need to know to make them work well for you.

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about the great content being produced by Cordie Walker at the Golf Science Labs web site – Click HERE!

To learn more about the First Golf Science Labs Motor Learning Virtual Summit content – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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What About YOUR Putting Performance?

12 Questions To Help You Evaluate 

Your Putting Performance!

Putting Performance

Learning what golfers think about their putting performance is always one of the first steps in helping them to improve it.  About a month ago, I attended a Science and Motion Sports (SAM) PuttLab Putter Fitting training at the 2016 PGA Equipment Show.  This class was taught (very well!) by Marco Burger from HIO Fitting in Germany.  

Marco presented a list of 12 questions he always asks golfers who want to improve their putting.  I have wanted to add a Putting Evaluation Form to my web site for a long time now – and Marco agreed that I could list his questions on my site as long as I acknowledged where they came from.  

This week I will add this new putting form to my web site.  But I thought you might like to see the questions today – and also to help me if you have any ideas to make these questions even better.  So here they are…

  • How many putts do you average per round?
  • Would you describe yourself as a good or poor putter?
  • How often have you changed your putter?
  • Do you have a typical putting problem?  If yes, what is it?
  • Do you miss more putts right or left?
  • Do you prefer short or long putts?
  • Is green reading an issue for you?
  • Do you try to follow a certain technique for your putting stroke?  If yes, please describe it.
  • Do you practice your putting regularly?  If so, how much each week.
  • Do you prefer heavy or light putters?
  • What is more important for you – the design (looks) or the performance of your putter?

I think these are a great set of questions.  But I also hope you can – if you have any thoughts of other questions to add to the evaluation – share these with me.

 

Please Comment Below On Two Questions…And THANKS For The Help!

  • Which of these questions seems to be most important for you?

  • Are there any additional questions that you suggest I should add to the Putting Evaluation Form?

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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