130 – Putter Hosel Designs 101! – Bruce Rearick Interview

Understand Putter Hosel Designs And

Improve YOUR Putting Performance!

Putter Hosel Designs

Welcome to Episode 130 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS – You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

Show Notes:  

Welcome back Bruce Rearick from Burnt Edges Consulting in Indianapolis, Indiana!

  • Bruce shares some of the interesting things he has been doing since our last interview (about 2 years ago).  Including a “deep-dive” looking back at all of his putter fitting data.
  • A friend recently shared that “my putter preferably needs to be a Plumbers Neck.”  Bruce starts out discussion about how in general putter hosel designs are important in putting performance – beyond “looking good” to the golfer’s eye.
  • He first shares some background about Plumbers Neck Hosels – how they can influence putting performance – and the design differences between Long and Short Plumbers Neck Hosels.
  • What about Center Shafted Putters? – Bruce shares when this style of “hosel” can help golfers improve their putting.
  • Short and Long Slant Neck Putter Hosels – he shares what differentiates these from other hosel designs from a putting performance and visual standpoint.
  • Short and Long Flow Neck Hosels – Bruce loves the look of these (a personal thing!), and also shares when these can be a good option for golfers.
  • Single and Double Bend Putter Shafts – he shares how these are used to create different putting performance characteristics.
  • Finally, Bruce shares some Final Words and Thoughts for golfers who want to “Burn Less Edges” when they are putting!

THANKS Bruce – Keep Doing Great Things!

Useful Web Links:

Read Bruce Rearick’s Burnt Edges Consulting BlogCLICK HERE!!

Follow Bruce Rearick on FacebookCLICK HERE!!

See Toulon Design Hosel Guide Web Page –  CLICK HERE!!

 

SHOUT OUT!! – A return Shout Out to Roy Nix, Founder of the Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals (AGCP) – for completing the new AGCP web site.  It contains valuable information for golfers, custom fitters, and club makers.  Take a look at THIS LINK!!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!!

TONY

 

129 – Access What You Already Own! – Craig Isabel Interview

Golfers – Access What You Already Own!

Craig Isabel Shares HOW

Access What You Already Own

Welcome to Episode 129 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS – You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

It is GREAT to be back – Thank YOU for being back!!

Show Notes:

Interview with Craig Isabel – golf teaching professional and Master Fluid Motion Factor Instructor at the Touchet Golf Facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

  • Craig shares his Personal Golf Story and how he first met Steven Yellin, developer of the Fluid Motion Factor Program.
  • He discusses some of the most important benefits for golfers who adopt the Fluid Motion Factor program principles.
  • Craig describes what he did to become a Master Fluid Motion Factor program instructor (there are only 3 Master instructors).
  • He shares a bit of how he teaches the Fluid Motion Factor in full swing and putting instruction.
  • Craig recently won a 90-Player Indiana Sectional Event – he noted that “All of my best rounds and shots begin with high levels of acceptance.”  He shares the importance of this statement.
  • He talks about a few of his favorite golfer Success Stories for golfers who have truly implemented the Fluid Motion Factor in their golf games.
  • Finally, Craig shares two great things that golfers can use NOW in their practice and games to Shoot Lower Scores and have more fun playing golf!

Thanks Craig – Keep Doing Great Things!

Useful Web Links.

Find Craig Isabel at the Touchet Golf FacilityCLICK HERE!!

Craig’s Instagram link is @craigisabel_golf

Learn more about the Fluid Motion Factor ProgramCLICK HERE!!

 

SHOUT OUT!! – THANK YOU for all of the prayers and encouragement during my 6-month recovery from prostate removal surgery.  I have been very blessed.

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!!

TONY

 

128 – Moments Of Opportunity! – Tony Wright

Some Recent MOMENTS OF OPPORTUNITY!

Tony Wright Shares Three Stories

Moments Of Opportunity

Welcome to Episode 128 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS – You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

Show Notes:

Tony Wright with Game Improvement Golf shares three personal stories related to golf and life improvement!

  • The Golf Trip Story – applying the Fluid Motion Factor and Levels Of Acceptance to play great golf!
  • The Tennessee Men’s Golf Team Support Story – I talk about recent efforts to help the University of Tennessee Men’s Golf Team to play their best at the upcoming NCAA Regionals!
  • The Since Last August Story – Next Monday, on May 13, I will have prostate removal surgery.  I talk about creating a great Level Of Acceptance related to the surgery, and also about using my recovery time as a Moment Of Opportunity to learn and improve.

Shout Out! – And Useful Web Links…

THANKS TO EVERYONE who has helped me in my journey to my upcoming surgery.  And some particular Web Links to some of those who will be helping me learn some New Great Things during my recovery to help golfers PLAY THEIR BEST!

 

Jay McGrath from Real Feel Golf MatsCLICK HERE!

Tom Sterner and his book Fully EngagedCLICK HERE!

Graham Boulton with Focusband / Neuroself CareCLICK HERE!

Adam Young with Adam Young GolfCLICK HERE!

Steve Yellin and the Fluid Motion FactorCLICK HERE!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

127 – Max-Out Your Driving Distance! – Adam Young Interview

Adam Young Shares “The Tech” To Help You

Maximize YOUR Driving Distance!

Driving Distance Welcome to Episode 127 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create Exceptional Golf Clubs – You Shoot Lower Scores!

Show Notes:  

Welcome back Adam Young from Adam Young Golf – author of the best-selling book The Practice Manual.

  • Adam shares some of the recent changes in his life – in particular, his recent move with his wife to Las Vegas, and how they decided to relocate there.
  • Tour Pros who hit the ball far launch the ball HIGH – in the range of 135 feet at the apex.  He shares why this is no surprise to him, and how Tour Pros now work to optimize their driving launch and spin.
  • Adam personally taught himself to increase his driving distance by about 50 yards!  He shares some of the discoveries he made when he created this personal change.
  • In his most recent video, on “3 Things To Guarantee Distance For Golf,” he showed a great chart comparing Average and Optimal Driver Smash Factor, Launch, and Spin.  He talks about the importance of optimizing these three parameters to hit the ball far!
  • Adam shares some of the Concepts (a key word!) he often uses with golfers to help them self-learn to optimize their driving performance.
  • He shares some of his personal knowledge for helping older golfers and female golfers hit their drives longer.  A few surprises here!!
  • Finally, Adam shares how the information in his Strike Plan and Next Level Golf programs can help golfers who want to optimize their club performance and play their best golf.

Thanks Adam for your tireless efforts to create useful golf improvement content for golfers!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about Adam Young and Adam Young GolfCLICK HERE!

Learn about Adam’s bestselling book The Practice Manual CLICK HERE!

 

Shout Out! Thanks to Roy Nix, the President and Founder of the Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals – AGCP – for your tireless efforts to help true custom fitters learn and improve the art and science of club fitting and club building!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

126 – RotexMotion Returns! – Dr. Joe LaCaze Interview

Dr. Joe LaCaze And RotexMotion Returns!

Restore Joint Flexibility

Greatly Reduce Muscle Stiffness And Pain

RotexMotion Welcome to Episode 126 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS – You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

Show Notes:

Welcome back Dr. Joe LaCaze – inventor of the RotexMotion exercise system and machine.

  • Joe shares with us His Story – how his personal health history lead him to develop the RotexMotion system and machine.
  • Three years ago he developed a portable version of the RotexMotion machine.  He shares why he developed this version, and the value of it for all of us.
  • So Joe – are Rotex exercises to good to be true? – I mean simple exercises that can be done in 5 to 10 minutes each day?  Joe talks about why Rotex delivers real results in short periods of use.
  • I talked about why a significant amount of my knee pain went away when I started using Rotex again – and Joe shares why he was not surprised!
  • The “RotexMotion Handheld” device is fairly new.  He shares how the handheld device was developed, how it works, and its benefits for  golfers and all of us. 
  • Joe has created a great partnership with Mike Romatowski and his Mach3 Golf Speed Training System.  He shares the fun story about how this relationship started, and the value of Rotex for Mike’s training system.
  • Finally, Joe shares some wonderful Success Stories – Rotex works!!

Thank You Joe for the amazing things you are doing to help golfers and all of us improve our golf and our personal lifestyles!!

Useful Web Links:

Learn about RotexMotion and Dr. Joe LaCazeCLICK HERE!!

Watch RotexMotion Exercise VideosCLICK HERE!!

 

SHOUT OUT!! – To my brilliant custom club fitting friend – Brian Morrissey from Power Golf in Ontario, Canada!  For first letting me know about Rotex, and for all you have taught me about true custom club fitting.

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

125 – Be The Observer! – Tom Sterner Interview

Tom Sterner Shares More Insights

For Great Golf And For Life!

Tom Sterner

Welcome to Episode 125 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS – You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

Show Notes:

Welcome back Tom Sterner – Founder of The Practicing Mind Institute, and author of The Practicing Mind and Fully Engaged.

  • Tom spoke at the 2018 Golf Association of America Convention (GCAA) in December, and he shares some of his insights from this experience.
  • As a result of his GCAA  presentation, he is helping some college golf teams – he talks about how he is helping these teams and their golfers to play their best in competitions.
  • Tom provided some personal guidance to help me improve my short game performance – information you can use for your game!
  • He shared some thoughts about the information in his second book – Fully Engaged – and how we change as we are developing skills – “In a way, it’s ironic…”
  • Finally, Tom shares a story and insights on the critical importance of Setting Goals Using Accurate Data – and how doing so can help us realize our golf and life goals.

It was great to have you back Tom – THANKS for more great guidance for all of us!!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about Tom Sterner – Click HERE!

Purchase Tom’s second book Fully EngagedClick HERE!

 

SHOUT OUT to my inspiring friend and true custom club fitter

Bert ReichGooder Custom Golf Clubs in Saskatchewan, Canada!!  

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

124 – Planting Golf Seeds! – Gavin Parker Interview

Gavin Parker Is Planting Golf Seeds

And Growing Our Great Game!!

Planting Golf Seeds

Welcome to Episode 124 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS – You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!!

Show Notes:

Interview with Gavin Parker – PGA Member and Academy Director at the Salisbury Golf Academy at the Salisbury Golf Club in Midlothian, VA.

  • Gavin shares His Story – what drew him to golf and becoming a PGA Teaching Professional.
  • In addition, he shares what drew him to focus on teaching young children to play golf.
  • Gavin shares his enthusiasm for using “Operation 36” and “Birdie Basics” in his teaching programs, and the benefits of these for young golfers.
  • He discusses how he works with young golfers to help them grow a passion for our game, and to develop their own abilities for being self-motivated to improve their games.
  • Gavin talks about his “secret weapon” tool – his enthusiasm! – to help young golfers to learn and enjoy golf.
  • He shares his views on what is easy and what is difficult about teaching young golfers.
  • Gavin discusses how he translates what he does with young golfers to his teaching of adults.
  • Finally, Gavin shares some of his personal Success Stories, and some Final Words for parents, young children, and golfers who want to play their best and be their best!

Gavin THANKS for sharing your amazing enthusiasm and knowledge with young golfers!

Useful Web Links:

Learn about Gavin Parker and the Salisbury Golf AcademyClick HERE!

Learn about “Operation 36”Click HERE!

Learn about “Birdie Basics”Click HERE!

 

SHOUT OUT! – To PGA Professional Susie Meyers and here terrific golf improvement book Golf From Point A – and THANKS for your help Suzie!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

123 – Putting Speed Control! – David Orr Interview

Putting Speed Control Golden Wisdom

From Putting Coach David Orr!

Putting Speed Control

Welcome to Episode 123 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS – You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

Show Notes:

Interview with David Orr – world-renowned putting coach and creator of the Flatstick Academy at Pine Needles in Southern Pines, NC.

  • David shares his delight at the results from the First Flatstick Putting Conference held at Pine Needles in December of 2018.
  • He talks about why he wanted to discuss the importance of Speed Control in Putting Performance.
  • David discusses what he calls “Speed Killers” – and the importance of understanding Speed Generators and Energy Transfer issues in controlling speed.
  • “Short Backstroke And Accelerate Through The Ball” – one of the Biggest Lies about Putting Speed Control.  He shares details to help golfers overcome this lie.
  • David talks about how well-fit putters can help golfers improve their Speed Control.
  • He shares his thoughts on some great “Concept Aids” and “Understanding Aids” to help golfers learn the right concepts to control speed.
  • Finally, David shared a brilliant story to demonstrate that when golfers “Do Their Job” that performance anxiety can be reduced and putting performance can be improved!!

Fabulous interview and information for golfers DavidTHANKS!!

Useful Web Links:

Finding David Orr at the Flatstick AcademyCLICK HERE!

Finding a Flatstick Certified Putting InstructorCLICK HERE!

Learn about the new Spider Putt AppCLICK HERE!

 

SHOUT OUT! – Bob Williams, The Pasadena Clubfitter – CLICK HERE!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

122 – Do The Right Things! – Paul Dewland Interview

Paul Dewland Shares His Powerful

“Do The Right Things” Message With Golfers!

Do The Right Things

Welcome to Episode 122 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create Exceptional Golf Clubs – You Shoot Lower Scores!

Show Notes:

Podcast Interview with Paul Dewland from Paul Dewland Golf – Mental Performance Coach in Orlando, Florida.

  • Paul shares His Personal Story – what started him down the road to becoming a Mental Performance Coach.
  • He talks about some of his personal “A Ha” moments – that helped him to develop the personal skills to help others to perform their best.
  • Paul discusses the value of understanding things we Directly Control – that we Influence – and that we have No Control Over – and how understanding these can help our golfing performance.
  • He shares some of the most important Skills that he always emphasizes to help golfers to improve.
  • Paul talks about some differences in working to help professional golfers, recreational golfers, and young golfers who are starting to learn the game.  
  • He shared his definitions about what Professionals Do, what Amateurs Typically Do, and what Coaches Need To Do.
  • Finally, Paul reminds us that “If you do the right things the right way, it is impossible NOT to improve.”

Paul THANKS For Sharing Your Inspiring Knowledge With Golfers!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about Paul DewlandPaul Dewland GolfCLICK HERE!

 

SHOUT OUT!Gavin Parker, Salisbury Golf Academy – CLICK HERE!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

121 – 2018 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights 2!

2018 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights 2:

MORE Of The Best Information From 2018!

Welcome to Episode 121 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create Exceptional Golf Clubs – You Shoot Lower Scores!

Show Notes:

Enjoy these highlights from 11 of the 2018 Golf Improvement Podcast Episodes! There is a 4-second silence between each of the highlights.  Each of the highlight notes below includes a direct link to the full podcast episode.

Thanks to David Orr, Jeff Sheets, Russ Ryden, John Dunigan, Tom Sterner, Mark Vallier, Gordon Morrison, Christian Marquardt, Keith Chatham, and Mike McFadden for sharing their knowledge and expertise with me – and with all of you listeners!

  • 109 – David Orr – Putting Tempo and Rhythm Misconceptions
  • 110 – Jeff Sheets – Influence of Modifying Iron Loft on Club Bounce
  • 111 – Russ Ryden – Importance of Golf Shaft Tip and Mid Sections
  • 112 – John Dunigan – “Read – Roll – Reflect!”
  • 113 – Tom Sterner – “The Flower Question”
  • 114 – Mark Vallier – Becoming A “True” Custom Fitter
  • 115 – Gordon Morrison – Yip Survey Responses
  • 116 –  Christian Marquardt – Some Effective Putting Improvement Tasks
  • 117 – Tony Wright – Putter Counterweighting
  • 118 – Keith Chatham – Spin Axis, Acceleration Profiles in Custom Fitting
  • 119 – Mike McFadden – Achieving The Possible!

What Was YOUR Favorite Highlight? – PLEASE COMMENT BELOW!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY