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!

Club Fitting – NOT Club Selling!

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!

Club Fitting – NOT Club Selling!

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!

Club Fitting – NOT Club Selling!

Tony

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080 – Your Putting Story! – Preston Combs Interview

Know Your Putting Story

To Make More Putts!

Your Putting StoryWelcome to Episode 80 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:

My Challenge To YOU – Know Your Putting Story!

Interview with Preston Combs from Your Par Golf – Lead Coach at Don Parsons Golf Instruction in Santa Barbara, CA, and specialist in Putting Coaching and Improvement.

  • Preston talks about how he became a PGA Teaching Professional and Putting Improvement Expert.

  • In addition to using the SAM PuttLab, he talks about other (often simple!) putting teaching aids he uses in his putting coaching.

  • Preston shares the importance for golfers of "having a clear picture" of what they presently do in their putting strokes – and of what they can do to improve their strokes.

  • One of his great web site videos is "The Accelerating Putter Head."  He talks about this myth in putting, and concepts golfers can use to improve their strokes and their speed control.

  • Preston shares some of the things he does to help golfers improve the Mental Side of their putting strokes, and some experiences he has had helping golfers improve in this area.

  • He discusses helping golfers become better at those important 3 to 5 foot putts – and why he likes seeing golfers become great at putting inside of 8 feet.

  • Preston gives us a preview of what will be coming on the soon-to-be-released SAM PuttLab 6 software update.

  • Finally – Preston shares some Final Words on specific things golfers can do to learn to putt their best!

Home Run Interview Preston, Thanks!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Preston Combs at Your Par Golf – Click HERE!

To learn more about the Visio Mi Putting Templates – Click HERE!

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079 – Talking Golf Turf with Dr. Brandon Horvath!

"Talking Golf Turf" With

Turf Pathologist Dr. Brandon Horvath!

Talking Golf Turf

Welcome to Episode 79 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 Dr. Brandon HorvathAsst. Professor of Turfgrass Science in the University of Tennessee Department of Turfgrass Science & Management.

  • Brandon talks about how he first became interested in a career in turfgrass science and managing turfgrass diseases.
  • He shares with us the most important factors that make golf greens play great but also stay healthy.
  • Brandon talks about some of the things that have changed and improved in golf green management over the past 30 years – and what is on the horizon for "the greens of the future."
  • He discusses the major  typs of turf grasses used in fairways – and how these grass types have changed over the past 30 years.
  • Brandon shares information on the main considerations for maintaining golf course rough areas throughout a golf course year.
  • He talks about the relationships of turf scientists with golf course superintendents – how they learn from superintendents, and how superintendents learn from turf scientists.
  • Finally – Brandon provides some Final Takeaways for golfers to remember about turf grass – and some info. that give golfers a "little edge" in shooting lower scores!

Fascinating Brandon! – thanks for taking the time to share this information with us!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about the UT Turfgrass Science & Management Programs – Click HERE!

To learn more about the GREAT Rounds 4 Research Fundraising Event (May 1 to 7) – Click HERE!

Club Fitting – NOT Club Selling!

Tony

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078 – First World Putting Conference – Robb Gibb Interview!

Robb Gibb Provides Insights From The

First World Putting Conference!

First World Putting ConferenceWelcome to Episode 78 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:

Insights from my recent Putting Is HARD Day!

Interview with Robb GibbLevel 3 Senior SAM PuttLab Instructor, and East Coast Science & Motion Sports Sales Representative.

  • Robb provides some background about the recent First World Putting Conference and the major purpose of the conference.
  • He discusses what he talked about at the conference in terms of SAM PuttLab software improvements, and in particular about a great new putting improvement tool – Puttview.
  • Robb talks about highlights from some of the major conference presentations – and some surprises he had in terms of things he learned.
  • He tells about things he learned about how to use data to help golfers play their best – and also some insights on the mental side of putting improvement.
  • Finally – Robb shares some Final Words for putting instructors and golfers.

Thanks for sharing Robb!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Robb Gibb and Robb Gibb Golf – Click HERE!

To watch a short video about PuttView – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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077 – Golf Shaft Knowledge! – Russ Ryden Interview

Unlocking Golf Shaft Performance

Through Golf Shaft Knowledge!

Golf Shaft Knowledge

Welcome to Episode 77 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 Russ RydenFit2Score Golf and Golf Shaft Reviews.

  • Russ talks about how he got interested in custom club fitting, and when he first realized he needed to measure the material properties of golf shafts.
  • He tells us about the typical misconceptions that golfers have about golf shafts.
  • Russ discusses some of the most important shaft properties that need to be measured, and why these are important to golf performance.
  • He reviews the metrics that he looks at to determine the overall quality of golf shafts – and why shaft quality is important to custom fitters and golfers.
  • Russ tells us his biggest "Ah Ha!" moment he had in the process of expanding his knowledge base about golf shafts.
  • He discusses three different "classes" of golf shafts that he sees in his meaurements, and how these relate to custom fitting of drivers.
  • Russ tells us his favorite driver fitting success story.
  • He gives an overview of the information that is in his Golf Shaft Reviews web site (more than 1,000,000 site views!).
  • Finally, Russ gives us all some Final Words about things that golfers can do to find True Custom Club Fitters in their area.

      Whew what an interview – Thanks Russ!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Russ Ryden and Fit2Score Golf – Click HERE!

To learn more about Golf Shaft Reviews – Click HERE!

To see the great videos on the Devoted Golfer YouTube Channel – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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076 – IKKOS Motor Learning System – Sean Hutchison Interview

Learning New Golf Swing Motor Skills Using

The IKKOS Motor Learning System!

IKKOS Motor Learning System

Welcome to Episode 76 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!

Great learning last week at the David Orr Flatstick Level 1 Putting Coach Certification Class!

Interview with Sean Hutchison – inventor of the IKKOS Motor Learning System.

  • Sean tells His Story – from being a successful Olympic swimming coach to developing the IKKOS motor learning training system.
  • He discusses some of the important Motor Learning Concepts that are important to IKKOS – and tells us where "IKKOS" came from.
  • Sean talks about exactly what the IKKOS system is, and how golfers can use it to improve an element of their golf games.  Getting "a little bit better!"
  • He discusses how golfers can balance the value of visual learning with not trying to get too tied up in golf swing mechanics.
  • Sean shares a great Success Story about a golfer who used IKKOS when he was injured!
  • He gives us some hints of some great new IKKOS resources "coming down the pike."
  • Finally, Sean shares some Final Words and Advice for golfers who want to make positive changes to their golf games.

Sean ALWAYS fun to talk with you and learn from you!

Useful Web Links!

To learn more about Sean Hutchison and IKKOS – Click HERE!

NOTE: you can download the CopyMe Golf IKKOS app directly from your smart phone.

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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075 – Golf Club Iron Head Design – Jeff Sheets Interview

Learn The Basics Of

Golf Club Iron Head Design!

Golf Club Iron Head Design

Welcome to Episode 75 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!

Episode 75 – How About THAT (time flies when you are having fun!)

Next week, traveling to the David Orr Flatstick Putter Certification Class at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC.

Show Notes:

Return Interview with Jeff Sheets from Jeff Sheets Golf.

  • Jeff shares some of the things he did at the recent PGA Equipment Show.

  • He describes typical types of iron head designs (blade, muscleback, cavity back, etc.) – and some things golfers need to know about them.

  • Jeff talks about differences between forged and cast iron heads – and some common misconceptions about them.

  • He shares his perspectives on "High COR" iron head designs, and how they have changed iron performance for golfers.

  • Jeff talks about some of the many things that can be varied in iron head designs – examples are Top Line, Sole Width, and the Center of Gravity of the club face.

  • He shares a very satisfying new iron design that he was part of – from Equs Golf.

  • Jeff discusses some basics of Wedge Design, and the importance of being specifically fit for Wedges.

  • Finally, Jeff shares some Final Words for golfers on effective Custom Iron Fitting.

Jeff – THANKS, another Home Run Interview!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about Jeff Sheets and Jeff Sheets Golf – Click HERE!

Learn more about the Equs Golf Progressive Length Irons – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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074 – The Strike Plan and Practicing Golf Awareness – Adam Young Interview

Making Practicing Golf Awareness

A Golf Goal This Year!

The Strike Plan and Practicing Golf AwarenessWelcome to Episode 74 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!

Practicing Golf Shot Awareness – MY Goal On The Practice Range This Year!

Show Notes:

Interview with Adam Young from Adam Young Golf and Group Lesson Coaching Instructor at the Don Parsons Golf Instruction Center in Santa Barbara, CA.

  • Adam talks about his relocation to Santa Barbara, CA and the Don Parsons Golf Instruction Center.
  • He discusses the information and value in his newly released video training series The Strike Plan.  

  • He new role is Group Coaching – and Adam talks about how he integrates the principles in "The Practice Manual" in his Group Coaching efforts with golfers.

  • Adam did a recent blog post titled "The Hidden Secret Behind Hitting Perfectly Straight Shots."  He talks about the surprising information he discussed in this post!

  • Finally – Adam provides some final words – and one particularly great practice suggestion! – to help golfers learn how to play their best golf.

  • THANKS ADAM – Another Home Run Interview!

Useful Web Links!

Learn about Adam Young Golf – Click HERE!

Learn about Adam Young at the Don Parsons Golf Instruction Center – Click HERE!

Learn about Adam's video training series The Strike Plan – Click HERE!

Learn about Adam's international best-selling book "The Practice Manual" – Click HERE!

Read Adam's blog post on "The Hidden Secret …" – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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