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

 

120 – 2018 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights 1!

2018 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights 1:

Some Of The Best Information From 2018!!

2018 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights 1 Welcome to Episode 120 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information in 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 nine of the 2018 Golf Improvement Podcast Episodes! There is a 4-second silence between each of the highlights.  Each of the highlights has a direct link to the full podcast episode.

Thanks to David Orr, Chris Hillary, Bob Litwin, Joshua Dunn, Richard Kempton, Rick Wright, Mark Sweeney, and Jamie Donaldson for sharing their knowledge and expertise with me and with all of you listeners!

  • 100David OrrThe “Scooby Do Story!”
  • 101Chris HillaryThe Benefits of Graphite Golf Shafts
  • 102Tony CurroCustom Club Fitting Misconceptions
  • 103Bob LitwinYour Personal Stories
  • 104Joshua DunnListening and Discovering
  • 105Richard KemptonMOI Custom Club Fitting “A Ha!” Moments
  • 106Rick WrightWhat Are You Aiming At?
  • 107Tony WrightOvercontrol and the Putting Yips
  • 108Mark Sweeney and Jamie DonaldsonAimPoint Green Reading Benefits

 

What Was YOUR Favorite Highlight?PLEASE COMMENT BELOW!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

119 – Achieve YOUR Golfing Potential! – Mike McFadden Interview

Achieve YOUR Golfing Potential!

Learn How From Mike McFadden

Achieve YOUR Golfing Potential

Welcome to Episode 119 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 Mike McFadden – 30+ year German PGA Teaching Professional, True Custom Club Fitter, and Sports Director at the Jakobsberg Hotel and Golf Resort in Jakobsberg, Germany.

  • Mike shares some of the “fun stuff” he has been able to achieve – and help others to achieve – in 2018.
  • He talked about some golf improvement efforts that “anyone can try, not just theory!”  He noted that “Learning Takes Place Where Awareness If Focused,” and mentioned the great book Be A Player.
  • Mike noted his concern that many golfers are “not up to date with much of the good golf improvement information that is available.”  He shared some examples of information that all golfers who want to play to their potential should use.
  • He noted some of the most important links between teaching professionals and true custom club fitters and club builders – and how these links need to be improved for the benefit of golfers.
  • Mike shared his favorite Success Story from 2018 – Achieving The Possible!
  • Finally, Mike shared some Final Words to help golfers Play Their Best Golf in 2019!

Mike Thank You for Sharing Your Golf Improvement Knowledge!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about Mike McFadden at  True Custom FittingCLICK HERE!

Purchase the wonderful book Be A Player!CLICK HERE!

 

I CREATE EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

YOU SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

118 – Launch Monitor Super Basics! – Keith Chatham Interview

Launch Monitor Super Basics

Optimize YOUR Golf Club Performance!

Launch Monitor Super Basics

Welcome to Episode 118 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 Keith ChathamPrecisionFit Golf in Kerrville, TX and AGCP Master Clubfitter.

  • Keith shares his journey in buying and using Launch Monitors including using Flightscope – and how he continues to use the Golftek unit in some of his fittings.
  • He discusses his views on some of the most important improvements in Launch Monitor Technology since he has started using them in custom fitting.
  • There are many basics that are measured with Launch Monitors.  Keith discusses some other subtle and very important measurements – things like Face Angle and Club Face Angle at Impact, Spin Axis, and Shot Dispersion.
  • He shares some of the important differences in how he performs Driver and Iron Custom Fittings – and how he fits very talented and less talented golfers.
  • Keith shares an amazing recent Driver Fitting Success story – reduced dispersion, big yards, happy customer!
  • Finally, Keith shares some insights in being properly prepared for doing a custom fitting session – and some suggestions for AGCP fitters who want to improve their fitting knowledge.

 

PrecisionFit Golf

 

Useful Web Links:

Contact Keith Chatham, PrecisionFit Golf, Kerrville, TXCLICK HERE!

Frank Stranick YouTube Video, Flightscope Acceleration ProfileCLICK HERE!

 

I CREATE EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

YOU SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

117 – AGCP Roundtable 13 Highlights!

AGCP Roundtable 13 Highlights:

True Custom Club Fitting – And YOU!

AGCP Roundtable 13 Highlights Welcome to Episode 117 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:

Highlights from the 13th Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals (AGCP) Roundtable, held in Columbus, GA on November 7-9, 2018.

  • Thanks Larry Nee – “Don’t Let Your Golf Clubs Be The Reason You Don’t Play Great Golf!”
  • Golf Club Balance and it’s importance to golf club performance.
  • “That Pesky Hybrid Club” – some hybrid fitting lessons learned.
  • Counterweighting in Putter Fitting – the value to optimize putter performance.
  • Club Building Shop Tips – the value of precision club building.
  • Cool Little MOI Calculator! – the MOI of gripped-down golf clubs.

Another Great AGCP Roundtable Event!

Useful Web Links:

See the 13th AGCP Roundtable Agenda – CLICK HERE!

Find an AGCP True Custom Fitter Near You – CLICK HERE!

 

I CREATE EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

YOU SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

116 – SAM PuttLab 6 Reference Data! – Christian Marquardt Interview

Understand the SAM PuttLab 6 Reference Data Update

And More – And MAKE MORE PUTTS!

SAM PuttLab 6 Reference Data

Welcome to Episode 116 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 Dr. Christian Marquardt – Neuroscientist, Motor Behavior Expert, and Developer of the Science and Motion (SAM) PuttLab.

  • Christian shares his definition of what a Benchmark is, and how benchmarks are important to using the Tour Reference Data used in SAM PuttLab 6.
  • The previous Tour Reference Data update was done in 2009.  He talks about why the 2018 Tour Reference Data update was created.
  • The new Tour Reference Data update includes data for 150 Tour Pros. Christian shares the decision process used for including Tour Pro data in the update.
  • He shares some of the most interesting and surprising results from the Tour Reference Data update – and implications for golfers looking to improve their putting.
  • Christian describes two valuable putting improvement tasks he shares with his students!
  • He talks about the tremendous value of the SAM PuttLab 3D capability – allowing coaches and golfers to visually see important characteristics of their putting strokes.
  • Finally – Christian shares one Final Putting Improvement thought – “Playing Your Melody!” – that Tour Pros use and all golfers can use to help them Make More Putts!

What A Pleasure To Learn More From You Christian!

Useful Web Links:

Learn More about SAM PuttLabClick HERE!

Read about the SAM PuttLab Tour Reference Data UpdateClick HERE!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY