069 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – Mike McFadden – Effective Golf Practice!

Supercharge Your Golf Practice

To Play YOUR Best Golf!

Effective Golf Practice

Effective Golf Practice

Welcome to Episode 69 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!

Why do YOU Practice?

What do YOU do to make your Practice Most Effective?

Show Notes:

The First Annual Christmas Podcast Interview with Mike McFadden – 30 year PGA Golf Professional, Custom Club Fitter, and Sports Director at the Jakobsberg Hotel and Golf Resort in Jakobsberg, Germany.

  • Mike talks about what The Game Of Golf means to him and the Three Types of Golf Skills.
  • He discusses the importance of Focus in Practice – and the Three Types of Important Practice Focus.
  • Mike gives us a LOT of information on how to Set Up Your Practice – talks about Task Constrained Training – and some types of Constraints you can use in your practice.
  • "Errors Are GOOD In Practice" – Mike tells us why this is an absolutely true statement.
  • Putting it all together – Some Final Words from Mike about making your practice help you shoot lower scores.
  • And Finally A Bonus – Mike talks about his Coming New Web Site that will include many Golf Improvement Videos!

Thanks Mike!

     Three Thoughts To Help You

Improve Your Game In The New Year!

  • Remember this statement to help improve how you practice:
  • "THE TASK LEADS TO THE SOLUTION.  Learning Is The Repeated Attempt To Solve A Task.  NOT The Repetition Of The Solution For A Specific Task."
  • Listen to this podcast again once a month for the next three months – and Write Down some new Practice Nuggets each time you listen to it.
  • Finally – Watch in the coming months for Mike's New Golf Improvement Video Web Site!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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068 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – Chris Riddoch “Winning At Sport!”

Learn How "Winning At Sport"

Can Help YOU Play Your Best Golf!

Winning At Sport

Welcome to Episode 68 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 Dr. Chris Riddoch – Sport Scientist and author of the new book "Winning At Sport."

  • Chris discusses his background in sports performance improvement, and what led him to write "Winning At Sport."
  • He talks about his scientific approach to writing books that present clear and useful performance improvement information.
  • Chris talks about some of the specific things he presents in the book chapter "Practice With Your Animal."  In particular two topics – "Beginners are like experts – almost" and "Old way – new way."
  • He discusses some of the very important Mindfulness concepts and approaches that can help golfers and all athletes play their best.
  • Chris summarizes Coaching Principles that can help coaches help their teams achieve success.
  • He talks about – based on the information in "Winning At Sport" – the things that have had the most positive influence on his personal golf game.
  • Finally, Chris provides some Final Words and Suggestions to golfers to help them improve their games and win more!

Thanks Chris – what a valuable resource for golfers!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about "Winning At Sport" and Chris Riddoch's two other golf improvement books – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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067 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – Jeff Ryan Interview – Cure High MOI Putters

Cure High MOI Putters:

Key Design Features And

Putting Improvement Benefits!

Cure High MOI Putters

Welcome to Episode 67 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 Jeff Ryan, Co-Developer of Cure Putters.

  • Jeff discusses His Story – how he first became interested in putting performance and putter design.

  • He talks about the most important things he is looking for when he fits a golfer into a new putter.  One of these is optimizing what he calls "Face Rotation At Impact."

  • Jeff defines what the MOI (Moment of Intertia) of a putter head is, and how a high putter head MOI can help a golfer improve his/her putting performance.

  • He talks about other elements of putter fitting that he has found to be very important for golfers.

  • Jeff notes some of the Most Interesting Success results that he has seen from Tour golfers and us "mortals" in terms of putter fitting and improved putting results.

  • Finally, Jeff provides some Takeaway Guidance to golfers on things they should do to improve their putting and to enjoy the game more.

Thanks Jeff for sharing your knowledge with us!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about the Cure High MOI Putters – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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066 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – Dave Hohnke Interview – AGCP Roundtable 11!

The AGCP Roundtable 11:

Overview – And Talking Lie Angle Fitting!

AGCP Roundtable 11

Welcome to Episode 66 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:

Coming Up – my 10th Association of  Golf Clubfitting Professionals (AGCP) Roundtable – some of the great things I learned in Roundtable 2!

Interview with Dave Hohnke – Master Professional Clubfitter and Assistant Golf Coach at Indiana University.

  • Dave is a major presenter at the AGCP Roundtable 11.  He discusses an overview of some of the topics he will discuss at the Roundtable.

  • He discusses – from his experience – the major reasons that Iron Lie Angle Testing and modification are important for golfers.

  • Dave talks about some of the different ways that custom fitters test for lie angle – and the positives and negatives of these.  He also talks about his preferred method to test to determine the right club lie angles for golfers.

  • He discusses some of the important interactions between the golf swing and the club lie angles, and some of the reasons that changing lie angles may not always be best for a golfer's performance.

  • Finally, Dave provides some Final Words about the AGCP Roundtable 11 is going to be a great learning event!

Useful Web Links:

Thanks Dave for sharing some great knowledge for golfers and custom club fitters!

To learn more about the Schedule of Events for the AGCP Roundtable 11 – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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065 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – Steven Yellin Interview – MORE Fluid Motion Factor Insights!

MORE Fluid Motion Factor Insights To

Help You Play YOUR Best Golf!

Fluid Motion FactorWelcome to Episode 65 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 (return engagement!) with Steven Yellin – developer of the Fluid Motion Factor program which he teaches at the David Leadbetter Academy in Florida – and around the U. S. and the world!

  • Steven talks about what he has been doing the past few months – teaching the Fluid Motion Factor program to many teams and individuals.

  • He talks about what are typical "Light Bulb Moments" that golf teams and individuals have in applying the Fluid Motion Factor program to their games.

  • Steven explains his statement "The Quality of a Motion is Dependent on the Quality of the Gap."

  • He discusses a story he shared on his Facebook site related to a World Cup Soccer final between Germany and Argentina – and what it implies to golf and in particular putting improvement.

  • If Steven wrote a third book, he would title it "It's Just The Opposite: How Turning Your Understanding Of Golf Upside Down Will Flip Your Game Right-Side Up."  He mentions some of the concepts that "could" be in that book!

  • Steven discusses some of the most satisfying teaching experiences he has had in the past year.

  • Finally he provides some Final Words for golfers to help them play to Their Potential.

Thanks Steven for sharing your golf improvement knowledge and insights with us!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about the Fluid Motion Factor Program – Click HERE!

To follow Steven Yellin posts on his Facebook Page – Click HERE!

To learn more about Steven's two great books available from Amazon.com…

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Tony

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064 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – Keith Chatham – Custom Fit Single Length Irons!

Learn About The Benefits and Fitting Process

For Custom Fit Single Length Irons!

PrecisionFitGolfSterling Single Length IronsWelcome to Episode 64 of The Golf Improvement Podcast.  Dedicated to bringing you useful information in true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques to Take YOUR Game To New Heights!

Show Notes:

Today's announcement from Cobra Golf – new line of Single Length Irons – interesting!

Interview with Keith Chatham from PrecisionFit Golf in Kerrville, TX:

  • Keith talks about why potential customers are coming to see him about Single Length irons.
  • He discusses his present custom fitting system for Single Length iron fittings.
  • Keith shares his views of the major benefits of Single Length irons, and the types of golfers who can benefit from them the most.
  • He shares his insights on how he helps golfers find the right Wedges and Hybrids to complement their Single Length irons.
  • Keith shares the two most important words he says when he fits golfers for Single Length irons – Ball Position!
  • He notes the most surprising things that he has seen for golfers he has fit for Single Length irons.
  • Finally he shares his Best Advice for golfers who want to consider playing Single Length irons.

Thanks Keith – as always, Great Information!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Keith Chatham at PrecisionFit Golf – Click HERE!

To learn more about Sterling Single Length clubs – Click HERE!

To learn more about Pinhawk Single Length clubs – Click HERE!

To learn more about Edel Single Length clubs – Click HERE!

To learn more about Cobra Single Length clubs – Click HERE!

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Tony

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063 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – John Hobbins Interview – Improving Putting Timing and Tempo!

Improving Putting Timing and Tempo

Using Blast Motion Golf!

John Hobbins

Blast Motion Golf

Welcome to Episode 63 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:

We Miss You Arnie! – My Favorite Quote – My Favorite Arnie Memory

Podcast Interview with John Hobbins, Director of Instruction at the Greenside Golf Academy in New York, NY.

  • John talks about His Story and what fascinates him about Putting Improvement.
  • He talks about what Putting Timing and Tempo are, and their importance to helping golfers improve their Putting Strokes and Speed Control.
  • John discusses what he sees as the most typical issues golfers have with Putting Timing and Tempo.
  • He tells listeners about what the Blast Motion Golf device is, and how it can be used to help golfers improve their Putting Timing and Tempo.
  • John talks more about some of the things he does when he works with golfers to improve their Putting Timing and Tempo.
  • Finally, John discusses some of the additional things he concentrates on to help golfers improve their putting – creating an athletic and balanced putting stroke setup, and playing with a properly fit putter.

Great Interview John – Thanks!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about John Hobbins and the Greenside Golf Academy – Click HERE!

To learn more about the Blast Motion Golf device – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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062 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – Rick Grinstead Interview – Custom Putter Fitting!

Making Golfers VERY Happy

Through Custom Putter Fitting!

Custom Putter FittingWelcome to Episode 62 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:

The 18th "Father Michael Woods Invitational" – and The Golfer's Prayer (you gotta listen to this one!)

Interview with Rick GrinsteadAccu-rite Custom Golf in Tuscon, Arizona

  • Rick talks about His Story – how he became interested in custom club fitting and how he learned "what he knows!"
  • He retired a few years ago to Tuscon, and has had a lot of success there helping golfers through custom fitting.  He discusses some of the reasons he has had this success.
  • Rick shares many of the details on how he custom fits putters for golfers, and in particular how he uses Cure Putters to help golfers achieve great results.
  • Rick shares some information on helping golfers who have Parkinson's Disease enjoy their golf and play better.
  • He shares some of his favorite success stories helping golfers to putt better and lower their scores.
  • Finally, Rick shares some Final Words on things golfers can do to play their best golf.

Thanks Rick! – great information on how you are helping golfers improve their putting!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Rick Grinstead and Accu-rite Custom Golf – Click HERE!

To learn more about Cure Putters – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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061 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – Graham Boulton Interview – New FocusBand Apps!

New FocusBand Apps Enhance The Value Of

FocusBand For Golf Improvement!

New FocusBand AppsFocusBand Apps

Welcome to Episode 61 of The Golf Improvement Podcast.  Dedicated to bringing you useful information about custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques to Take YOUR Game To New Heights!

Show Notes:

Interview with Graham Boulton, co-founder of the FocusBand Mind Training Headset:

  • Graham talks about his team's motivation to create new resources to help golfers effectively use the FocusBand for golf and mental improvement.
  • He talks about two recently released apps – YogaBrain and NeuroVision – and how these integrate with the FocusBand and how they can be used.
  • Graham also talks about the FocusBand Advanced Training – "Neuro Combined" – and tells the story of one PGA Tour player who has effectively used this training process to improve his play.
  • Finally – Graham provides some final words about the FocusBand and the new Apps – and how these can be used not only for golfing improvement but for life improvement.

Thanks Graham for letting us all know about your new FocusBand Training Improvements!

Useful Web Links:

To learn general information about the FocusBand Mind Training Headset – Click HERE!

To learn details about the new FocusBand YogaBrain App – Click HERE!

To learn information about the new FocusBand NeuroVision App – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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060 – The Golf Improvement Podcast – Cordie Walker, World Scientific Congress of Golf Highlights!

Cordie Walker Shares Some Great Highlights from the

2016 World Scientific Congress of Golf!

World Scientific Congress of Golf

Welcome to Episode 60 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 Cordie Walker – Creator of the Golf Science Labs and Golf In The Life Of web sites and podcasts.

  • Cordie talks about his motiviation for creating the Golf Science Labs and Golf In The Life Of sources of information for golf coaches and golfers.
  • He provides some great insights – and information you might be surprised at – from the recent World Scientific Congress of Golf presentations he attended.
  • Cordie talks about the most interesting surprise information he discovered at this event – and in particular the "Pinehurst Studies."
  • He talks about playing golf in Scotland, and about the Constraints Based Coaching Workshop that he participated in.
  • Cordie summarizes the Biggest Takeaways he wants golfers to remember from the World Golf Congress.
  • Finally, he gives a few hints about Upcoming New Content coming soon to the Golf Science Labs!

This interview did not disappoint – Thanks Cordie!

Useful Web Links!

To learn more about the Golf Science Labs content and information – Click HERE!

To find more details about the 2016 World Scientific Congress of Golf – Click HERE!

To read a quick summary of the Congress – Click HERE!

To watch a video about Constraints Based Golf Coaching – Click HERE!

Finally – to read the Game Improvement Golf August 2016 Newsletter – Click HERE!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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