086 – The Game Improvement Golf Resource Guide Is LIVE!

The Game Improvement Golf Resource Guide:

Helping You To Shoot Lower Scores!

Game Improvement Golf Resource GuideWelcome to Episode 86 of The Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to bringing you useful information on Custom Club Fitting, Short Game Improvement, and Effective Practice Techniques.  Bringing YOU The Custom Club Fitting Experience Of Your Life – And Lower Scores ALWAYS!

This podcast introduces my new Game Improvement Golf Resource Guide – which is Live Today on my web site!  

A listing of My Favorite Custom Club Fitting, Short Game Improvement, and Effective Practice Technique resources – bonus information to help You Play In YOUR Zone – and finally My Favorite Golf Improvement Podcasts.  All designed to help YOU Shoot Lower Scores.

Almost every resource listing includes a web link you can click to learn more.

If you sign up – using the link below – to receive my weekly podcast and blog posts – you will receive the FREE Resource Guide.

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Of Your Life – And Lower Scores ALWAYS!

Tony

 

 

 

 

085 – Quintic Ball Roll Technology – Jim MacKay Interview

Quintic Ball Roll Technology:

"Putting Sports Science Into Practice!"

Quintic Ball Roll TechnologyWelcome to Episode 85 of The Golf Improvement Podcast.  Dedicated to bringing you useful information on custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  Bringing YOU The Custom Club Fitting Experience Of Your Life – And Lower Scores ALWAYS!

Show Notes:

Interview with Jim MacKay from One Putt Enterprises – the U.S. Distributor of the Quintic Ball Roll Technology system for Putting Analysis.

  • Jim shares what Quintic is, how it was developed, the major measurements made with Quintic, and how he became part of the Quintic team.
  • He talks about how Quintic allows users to see the "deep details" of what affects a putt – and how to use that information to help putting improvement.
  • Jim discusses how the major putter manufacturers – who all have a Quintic system – use it in putter development.
  • He shares with us some of the fascinating things that Quintic measurements show us about how golf balls roll when putters impact the golf ball.
  • Off-center hits on the putter face can affect ball motion and roll, and Jim shares some Quintic results that golfers should know.
  • Can putter shafts influence putting performance – well Yes!  He talks about some of the interesting things that Quintic shows us about putter shafts.
  • Finally – Jim provides some Final Words for golfers – information and thoughts to help you improve your putting performance.

One of my Absolute Favorite Interviews Jim – THANKS!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Jim MacKay and the Quintic Ball Roll Technology – Click HERE!

To watch some amazing Quintic YouTube Videos – Click HERE!

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Of Your Life – And Lower Scores ALWAYS!

Tony

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The Custom Clubfitting Experience Of Your Life!

The Custom Clubfitting Experience

Of Your Life – And Lower Scores – ALWAYS!

The Custom Clubfitting Experience Of Your Life4:38 am this morning – July 10.  For the past week, I have been attempting to articulate the Unique Value Proposition (UVP) for Game Improvement Golf. The UVP of a business is how that business solves the needs of customers – and what distinguishes, and is unique about, that business from the "competition."  Well, the answer woke me up this morning, and here it is.  When you, Mr. Golfer, visit me for a custom fitting, you get…

The Custom Clubfitting Experience

Of Your Life – And Lower Scores – ALWAYS!

My goal with EVERY golfer I see is to help you Shoot Lower Scores.  And the experience you will have with me in driver / fairway wood / hybrid / iron / wedge / and putter fittings – and putting coaching – is unlike anything you will experience with anyone else in the East Tennessee area.

My focus each and every day is to make these words come to life for every golfer who I fit, see, and help.

You will see lots of new looks on my web site – my business card – and anything I use to make golfers aware that I am obsessed with helping you have…

The Custom Clubfitting Experience

Of Your Life – And Lower Scores – ALWAYS!

Tony

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084 – Sterling Single Length Irons – Update With Jaacob Bowden!

Some Great New Development About The

Sterling Single Length Irons!

Sterling Single Length IronsWelcome to Episode 84 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!

Coming Soon – The Game Improvement Golf Resource Guide!

Show Notes:

Interview with Jaacob Bowden – Co-Creator (with Tom Wishon) of the Sterling Single Length Irons.

  • Jaacob talks about some of the most interesting things that have happened in the last year related to the introduction of the Sterling Single Length Irons.

  • The Sterling Lob Wedge was recently introduced – Jaacob talks about how the design of this lob wedge came about.

  • The second recent new Sterling product is the Sterling 4 iron – most often used by strong players who can launch the golf ball easily.  He discusses design efforts that lead to the release of the 4 iron.

  • Finally – Sterling left handed single length irons are now available.  Jaacob talks about how glad he is that there was enough demand for these to be created.

  • Jaacob talks about some interesting suggestions for how golfers can practice to effectively adapt to using single length irons.

  • In closing – he shares a few Final Words for golfers who want to start playing effectively with Single Length Irons.

Thanks Jaacob for this great update!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Jaacob Bowden – Click HERE!

To learn more about the Sterling Single Length Irons – Click HERE!

To find an AGCP Custom Fitter who fits with Sterling irons – Click HERE!

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A Golf Grip WOW Story!

New Golf Grips And A

Great Golf Round!!

Golf Grip

I just have to share this neat little story with you!  I regripped a set of clubs for a friend about a week or so ago.  He played golf the next day, and called me after he had finished – and then I asked him to write down what he told me…

I had Tony re-grip my clubs about two weeks ago. He did a careful job of showing me a variety of grips so I could get the feel of various textures and sizes. Once we settled on what I liked best he did a quick and professional job of replacing my grips and I am well pleased.  One additional fact that I can’t totally credit Tony for is that the first time I played with my new grips (at Centennial Golf Club) I shot 2 over par on the front nine. FYI, I have NEVER before shot 2 over. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Well WOW – you talk about a great result!  I am sure that the new grips were not close the whole story related to his great round of golf – some element of playing relaxed and with confidence had to be in there.  But I am STILL smiling as I read what he wrote.  Life Is Good!

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083 – Focusband Golf Improvement – And Beyond! – Graham Boulton Interview

Focusband Golf Improvement:

AND Much More!

Focusband Golf ImprovementWelcome to Episode 83 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:

Interview with Graham Boulton – CEO and Co-Founder of the Focusband Brain Training System.

  • Graham provides and overview of some of the most important efforts his team has been working on in the past few months – Breathing included!

  • He discusses how young people can get great use out of the Focusband FluidMynd and Fast & Forward Focusband apps.

  • Graham gives some details on the development and release of the new Focusband Neuro Skills App.

  • I talked about wearing Focusband "around the house" – and Graham provides some extra thoughts about how to enhance my use of Focusband (surprising!).

  • During the interview, Graham shares some interesting success stories from Tour Golfers – and their Teams – on how they effectively use the Focusband and Focusband Apps.

  • He discusses some new developments in using Focusband and other strategies to help people who have Parkinson's disease and PTSD symptoms.  He also talks about the soon to be released Neuro Life App.

  • Finally – Graham gives some final advice for simple things golfers and all of us to can do to improve our golf games and our lives.

Thanks Graham for the GREAT things you are doing to Golfers and All Of Us!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about the Focusband Brain Training System – Click HERE!

To see the Focusband Story Time Line – Click HERE!

To learn more about the "Just Do Something Every Day" web site – Click HERE!

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Big Putter Grips – Why?

Big Putter Grips?

Ask Yourself The Right Questions!

Big Putter GripsWe all want a Magic Bullet to improve some part of our golf game – and often the most looked for area is putting.  Big Putter Grips are one of these potential Magic Bullets for golfers – but you should be a little careful to ask yourself WHY you think this will help you.

A good example comes from a putting instruction session I did this weekend.  This golfer has been struggling making putts, and decided to put a very large putter grip on his putter to "help him take his hands out of his stroke."  This is the reason I typically hear for making a decision to play with a large putter grip – but sometimes it may not be the right choice to help golfers putt their best.

In this case, one of the golfer's struggles was with Speed Control.  Not only did he look very tense in his putting setup, but he would "add a little extra" to his stroke – add velocity – after impact.  I suggested he consider that the big grip was not allowing him to naturally create speed in his putting stroke.  I had him try a smaller putter grip – and you could immediately see this felt better for him and he was more relaxed.  He still has some work to do to get rid of that "extra speed" after impact, but he now will have a grip that is a better fit for him.

"Taking Your Hands Out Of Your Stroke?" – well, maybe – but perhaps you can go too far in that.  We hold the putter in our hands  Our hands can help us – when we make good, natural putting strokes – to be Putting Artists.  So consider these thoughts and questions if you are thinking of putting a very large grip on your putter…

  • Will taking your hands out of your stroke improve your speed control and ability to make putts – or will it possibly promote you making a more mechanical, less effective putting stroke?
  • If you change to a larger putter grip, what does that grip weigh and does any change in weight affect your feel in your putting stroke?  Some larger putter grips weigh as much as 60 grams more than conventional smaller putter grips.

  • Finally – did you experiment and test, or just putt a new grip on the putter and hope for better results?  Putting performance is important! – take the time to investigate some different grip options.  Who knows, you might be surprised at the grip that works best for YOU!!

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Tony

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082 – Helping Young Golfers! – Peter Weisel Interview

Helping Young Golfers To Play Their Best

And Enjoy Our Great Game!

Helping Young GolfersWelcome to Episode 82 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:

Interview with Peter Weisel from Peter Weisel Golf – PGA Professional and Junior Golf Coordinator at the Roanoke Country Club in Roanoke, VA

  • Peter tells us how he became a PGA teaching professional, and how he developed a speciality of teaching young golfers.

  • He talks about the easiest things to work on with young golfers – and the most difficult things.

  • Peter discusses how he works with U. S. Kids Golf clubs to create junior golf club sets for his young golfers.

  • I noted to Peter that I often see young golfers playing with "hand me down" putters; he talks about what he does to ensure that his students play with putters that fit them.

  • He tells us about some of the ways he challenges his young golfers in his lessons with them, to help them improve and have fun during their instruction.

  • Peter shares some of the most fun and satisfying experiences he has had with some of the young golfers he teaches.

  • Finally, Peter shares some Final Advice for young golfers and golfers of all ages, to help them play better and enjoy the game more!

Keep It Up Peter – GREAT WORK!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Peter Weisel and Peter Weisel Golf – Click HERE!

To learn more about the Operation 36 Golf Program that we talked about – Click HERE!

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Putting Improvement eBook Revisited!

Taking A Fresh Look At My

Putting Improvement eBook!

Putting Improvement eBook

In March 2014, I published "It's Time YOU Improved Your Putting!" – a free ebook available as a download from my web site.  It seemed like a good time to take a fresh look at the information in the eBook, and see if I think there are any tweeks that might be worthwhile to make in it.

  • The majority of the content in the eBook is in my view still right on the mark. Three chapters in the eBook that I still strongly agree with Take Your Daily Putting Vitamin, Zero In For Success, and Be Your Putting Best Friend.
  • I fully endorse, for example, that to become a great putter you need to put in the time and practice.  But, to me, even if you cannot spend a least an hour or more a week on your putting – 10 minutes of daily purposeful practice in your basement will help you improve.

  • I had an experience in my daily basement putting practice – and yes I do this – that was a wakeup call for me last week.  I have a 3 foot and 5 foot  putting setup where I putt to a PuttOut training aid (which I love, by the way).  Well, just for fun I thought I would practice without Puttout – putting to a small piece of tape (1/2 inch wide) that I use for locating the PuttOut.  3 putts each from 3 and 5 feet – EVERY one was dead center on the target.  Whoa!  So creating small targets in your putting – and even for long putts – I think can pay benefits.

  • There were two chapters in the eBook – No More Putting Divorces, and Straight Is Great.  After my time learning from David Orr from the Flatstick Academy, I am not so sure that there is one putter toe-hang style that is best for a particular type of golfer's stroke.  And – while for many golfers putting a putting grip on "straight" is the best thing to do – I am now open to installing putter grips that are turned one way or the other to fit a golfer's putting style.

On balance then, many golfers will still get great benefit from reading this eBook.  Here is the link where you can download it (if you have not done so already)…

Download "It's Time YOU Improve Your Putting!"

If you already receive my blogs and podcasts by email, and you want me to send you this eBook directly – email me at tony@gameimprovementgolf.com.

Happy Memorial Day!

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Tony

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081 – True Length Technology – Dan Connelly Interview

"Stand Athletic" And Shoot Lower Scores

With True Length Technology!

True Length TechnologyWelcome to Episode 81 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:

Podcast interview with Dan ConnellyDan's Custom Golf Shop in Hampton, Ontario, Canada – and inventor of True Length Technology.

  • Dan discusses how he first became interested in true custom club fitting.

  • He tells us what lead him to develop the True Length Technology (TLT) club fitting and club building process – and describes the "A Ha!" moments he had in developing TLT.

  • Dan discusses the main benefits of TLT – in particular for longer irons and hybrids, and for short irons.

  • He talks in particular about how the TLT process can help golfers who need longer clubs, and women and junior golfers who need shorter clubs than standard.

  • Dan walks us through what a TLT fitting looks like in his shop.

  • He shares some of the most satisfying success stories for golfers who are playing with custom fit TLT club sets.

  • Finally Dan provides some Final Words for golfers to help them play their best!

Great information Dan – thanks for sharing it with us!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Dan Connelly, Dan's Custom Golf Shop, and True Length Technology – Click HERE!

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