093 – Bulletproof Practice and Play! – Noa Kageyama Interview

Lifetime Learning Principles To Help YOU

Practice And Play Your Best Golf!

Practice and Play

Welcome to Episode 93 of The Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to bringing golfers useful information on custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  Dedicated to Bringing You The Custom Club Fitting Experience Of Your Life – And Lower Scores ALWAYS!

Show Notes:

Welcome back to Noa KageyamaThe Bulletproof Musician – Sports Psychologist and Faculty Member at the Julliard School in New York City, NY.

  • Noa has a life-long passion for learning and improving – he talks about some of the things that helped nature this passion, and how golfers can adopt this approach to improving their games.
  • Since our first interview 2 years ago, he talks about the top 2 or 3 things that have changed in what he knows about how to play and practice at your best.
  • Noa has a post on his web site called “8 Things Top Practicers Do Differently.”  And one of these is to “Slow Things Down.”  Noa talks about why slowing things down is important to improving your skills.
  • He has developed a new improvement initiative called AudioHacker – Noa talks about what this is, and how some of the content in it is relevant to golfers who want to perform their best “under the gun.”
  • He shares recommendations on two valuable books he recommends for golfers who want to improve how they learn and improve their practice and performance.
  • Finally – Noa shares some Final Takeaways for golfers who want to learn to Play Their Best and Go Low.

Noa THANKS for the knowledge you share with everyone who wants to Practice And Play Their Best!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Noa Kageyama, The Bulletproof Musician – Click HERE!

To learn more about Noa’s new AudioHacker Course – Click HERE!

To learn more about the book “The Art Of Learning” – Click HERE!

To learn more about the book “Psyched Up!” – Click HERE!

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092 – Practical Putting Quiet Eye! – Dr. Samuel Vine Interview

Use Putting Quiet Eye Techniques And MAKE MORE PUTTS!

Putting Quiet Eye Welcome to Episode 92 of The Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to bringing golfers 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:

How I first learned – from Glen Coombe, the Putting Doctor – about Putting Quiet Eye Techniques.

Interview with Dr. Samuel VineSenior Lecturer in Psychology and Human Performance at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

  • Sam tells His Story – how he first became interested in the science of Quiet Eye, and other research areas that he is interested in.
  • He provides an overview about what Quiet Eye is – and also what his research tells us about Why It Works to improve golf putting and other athletic performance.
  • Sam shares advice on Tasks Needed To Achieve Quiet Eye in Putting – and what golfers sometimes do to NOT be successful in applying Quiet Eye Techniques.
  • He discusses possible applications of Quiet Eye Techniques to other types of golf shots.
  • Sam talks about other research areas he presently works on – and interesting perspectives of things he has learned about “challenges and threats” in human performance.
  • He shares a few of his most satisfying successes in helping golfers to successfully use Quiet Eye to improve their putting performance.
  • Finally – Sam provides some Final Suggestions to golfers to help them to Play Their Best Golf!

Sam THANKS for sharing Practical Information to Help Golfers Play Their Best!

Useful Web Links:

To watch a Putting Quiet Eye Video – Click HERE!

To connect to Dr. Samuel Vine’s YouTube Channel – Click HERE!

To view Dr. Samuel Vine’s Research Profile – Click HERE!

Connect with Sam on Twitter at @samueljamesvine

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091 – Putter Design Insights! – Bruce Rearick Interview

Learn These Putter Design Insights And

Become The Best Putting Version Of YOU! Putter Design Insights Welcome to Episode 91 of The Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing 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:

Welcome back Bruce Rearick from Burnt Edges Consulting!

  • Bruce discusses his beliefs on the most important elements of putter design – and some elements of putter design that are not as important as often advertised.
  • He shares the most important elements of putter designs that have changed – from the standpoint of helping golfers putt their best – in the past 30 years.
  • Bruce talks about things that golfers most often do to sabotage their putting, relative to putter design.
  • He reviews his approach to how golfers should decide on the appropriate elements of putter design to use for their personal natural putting strokes.
  • Bruce talks about some “lessons learned” from well-known Tour Pros who have tinkered with changing putters when perhaps they shouldn’t – you know these guys!
  • Finally – Bruce shares some Final Putter Design Insights to help golfers putt their best!

Thanks Bruce for your great insights and knowledge on putter design and putter fitting!

Useful Web Links!

To learn more about and from Bruce Rearick and Burnt Edges Consulting – Click HERE!

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090 – Custom Club Fitting Insights! – Jim McCleery Interview

Great Custom Club Fitting Insights From

Jim McCleery and McGolf Custom Clubs!

Custom Club Fitting

Welcome to Episode 90 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:

Hum – what would it Feel Like to be a GREAT Putter?

Interview with Jim McCleeryMcGolf Custom Clubs in Waverly, Ohio – 4 time Golf Digest Top 100 Custom Club Fitter!

  • Jim shares what initially got him interested in custom club fitting – and what has propelled him to be a Golf Digest Top 100 custom club fitter.
  • He discusses some of the biggest misconceptions golfers have about true custom club fitting – and the biggest surprises golfers have AFTER a custom fitting.
  • Jim talks about the importance of Smash Factor and Shot Dispersion in driver fittings.
  • He shares his thoughts on why some drivers are designed with very high lie angles – in the range of 62 to sometimes 64 degrees.
  • Jim discusses typical driver lengths that are most often the “best fit” in his custom driver fittings (don’t be too surprised!).
  • He talks about some of the great fun and learning he recently had in visiting two Tour Vans – and differences he sees in what is in Tour Vans and in some custom fitting shops.
  • Jim tells us some of the most satisfying success stories he has had in helping golfers shoot lower scores through custom fitting.
  • Finally – Jim shares some Final Words and Advice to help golfers play their best and shoot lower scores!

Thanks Jim To Your Dedication To Helping Golfers Play Their Best Golf!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Jim McCleery and McGolf Custom Clubs – Click HERE!

To view Jim’s McGolf Custom Clubs YouTube Channel – Click HERE!

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089 – Make Putting Great Again! – Jamie Donaldson Interview

Jamie Donaldson Shares AimPoint Express Information

To Help Golfers “Make Putting Great Again!”

Make Putting Great Again!

Welcome to Episode 89 of The Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to bringing you useful information on True 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 Jamie Donaldson Europe’s Senior AimPoint Green Reading Instructor.

  • Jamie talks about how he “took the plunge” to become Europe’s first AimPoint Putting Coach.
  • He shares interesting perspectives on the benefits of using the AimPoint Express green reading process.
  • Jamie talks about some tasks and drills that he assigns golfers to work on after an AimPoint Express class.
  • He discusses helping Tour Players to understand and adopt AimPoint Express.
  • Jamie also shares helping high-handicap golfers (15 handicap and above) to use AimPoint Green Reading to putt their best.
  • He shares his knowledge on how grain in greens can influence an AimPoint Express read.  (LISTEN CAREFULLY!)
  • Jamie shares some of his most satisfying AimPoint Express coaching experiences.
  • Finally – Jamie provides some Final Words on additional tasks golfers can do to improve their putting through improved green reading.

Wonderful Information For Golfers – Thanks Jamie!!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Jamie Donaldson – Click HERE!

To connect with Jamie on Twitter – @golfdonaldson

To learn more about AimPoint Golf and find an AimPoint Express Instructor in your area – Click HERE!

To read the great AimPoint blog posts – Click HERE!

 

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088 – Attention Average Golfers! – Tom Wishon Interview

The Truth For Average Golfers

About True Custom Club Fitting!

Average Golfers

Welcome to Episode 88 of The Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to bringing you useful information on True 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:

Podcast Interview with Tom Wishon from Tom Wishon Golf Technology

  • Tom discusses why average golfers – and golfers just starting to learn the game – need to play with custom fit golf clubs.
  • He shares his views on the pluses and minuses of the golf industry’s Obsession With Distance – from the perspective of golfers who want to play their best.
  • Tom tells The Truth about the big buzz in the golf equipment stores about “Custom Fitting.”
  • Finally – Tom shares some final insights to help all golfers play their best golf and shoot lower scores!

Tom THANKS for all that you do to help golfers and true custom club fitters!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Tom Wishon and Tom Wishon Golf Technology – Click HERE!

To learn more about Diamond Golf International – Click HERE!

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087 – Natural Putter Fitting – Bruce Rearick Interview!

Bruce Rearick Shares Info. On His

Natural Putter Fitting Process!Natural Putter Fitting

Welcome to Episode 87 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 Bruce Rearick, from Burnt Edges Consulting.

  • Bruce tells His Story – how he became focused on developing a custom putter fitting system.
  • He talks about the biggest mistakes golfers make when they go into a golf store and try to fit themselves for putters “by feel.”
  • Bruce shares a few of the most important principles that are the basis of his putter fitting system.
  • He shares how he ultimately came up with the 9 Different Stroke Profiles in his putter fitting system.
  • Bruce discusses his thoughts on why you see a lot of putters with offset in golf stores – double bend shafts and “goose neck” shafts.  
  • He shares his views on putter weighting and putter counterweighting, and how and when these are important in putter fitting.
  • Bruce talks about some of his most recent – and very interesting blog posts – “linear” and “non-linear” visualizing of the line of putts.
  • Finally – Bruce shares some Final Words and Key Ideas to help golfers pick the right putters for them.

Thanks For Sharing, Bruce!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Bruce Rearick and Burnt Edges Consulting – Click HERE!

Read Bruce’s “Advice for Buying a New Putter” – Click HERE!

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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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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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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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