073 – 2016 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights 2!

2016 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights 2:

The Best Of The Best In 2016!

2016 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights 2

Welcome to Episode 73 of The Golf Improvement Podcast.  Dedicated to bringing you useful information on custom club fitting, short game improvements, and effective practice techniques to Take YOUR Game To New Heights!

Enjoy Episode 2 of the 2016 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights.  This post contains 2 to 6 minutes highlights from 12 of the 2016 Podcast Interviews.  Thanks to EVERYONE who I interviewed in 2016!

This is about a 4-second silence between each interview segment.  Below are the individual podcast numbers, (with hot links to the podcast episode), who was interviewed, and the topic for each Highlight:

   (058) – Dave Hohnke – What Are "Spinner" Wedge Shafts?

   (059) – Des Mahoney – Keeping Feel In Your Game

   (060) – Cordie Walker – World Golf Congress Takeaways

   (061) – Graham Boulton – Focusband, Mindfulness, Beyond Golf!

   (062) – Rick Grinstead – Putting Your Best

   (063) – John Hobbins – Improving Your Putting Setup

   (064) – Keith Chatham – Single-Length Irons And Ball Position!

   (065) – Steven Yellin – Motion Quality And "The Gap"

   (066) – Dave Hohnke – Why Golf Club Lie Angle Matters

   (067) – Jeff Ryan – The Importance of Putter Head MOI

   (068) – Chris Riddoch – "Practice With Your Animal"

   (069) – Mike McFadden – Some Neat Practice Tasks!

 

SO – Did You Have Any Favorites? If So Please Comment Below!

 

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Tony

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072 – 2016 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights 1!

2016 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights 1:

The Best Of The Best In 2016!

2016 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights 1Welcome to Episode 72 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:

Enjoy Episode 1 of the 2016 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights.  This post contains 2 to 4 minutes highlights from 11 of the 2016 Podcast Interviews.  Thanks to EVERYONE who I interviewed in 2016!  

There is about a 4 second silence between each interview segment.  Below are the individual podcast numbers (with hot links to the podcast episode), who was interviewed, and the topic for each Highlight:

   (045) – Tom Wishon – Single-Length Iron Swing Misconceptions

   (046) – Roy Nix – When Custom Fitting Works!

   (047) – Robb Gibb – Letting Go When You Putt

   (048) – Steven Yellin – Start Chillin!

   (050) – Greg Courtnay – Choosing A Custom Club Fitter

   (051) – Joe LaCaze – Things To Remember About Injury Prevention

   (052) – Brian Bailie – "Understand What You Do" In Putting

   (053) – John Graham – Play More Break!

   (054) – John Dranschak – Building To Exact Club Specifications

   (055) – Joe Bosco – Playing Real Golf!

   (057) – Jacoob Bowden – Getting Used To Single-Length Irons

The second installment of The 2016 Golf Improvement Podcast Highlights will be live in two days – I hope you will enjoy that one also!

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Tony

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071 – Jeff Sheets – Driver Head Design – The Golf Improvement Podcast

Jeff Sheets Talks Driver Head Design

And Driver Performance!

Jeff Sheets Driver Head Design

Welcome to Episode 71 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 Sheets from Jeff Sheets Golf – Golf Clubhead Designer (more than 20 patents and over 500 clubhead designs!).

  • Jeff talks about how he first became interested in designing golf clubheads.
  • He provides an overview of some of the major things that have to be accomplished to design a driver clubhead.
  • Jeff tells us some of the most important clubhead definitions – from a club performance standpoint – that golfers and custom club fitters need to know.
  • He discusses constraints that he needs to address to design a high-performance driver head.
  • Jeff describes his role in the redesign of the Swing Science FC One driver head.
  • Finally, Jeff provides some final advice to golfers to help them improve their driving performance.

This was a really great information-filled interview – Thanks Jeff!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Jeff Sheets and Jeff Sheets Golf – Click HERE!

To learn more about the Swing Science FC One driver head – Click HERE!

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Tony

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070 – Don Coyle – Custom Club Fitting Misconceptions – The Golf Improvement Podcast

Don Coyle Helps You Learn Some Important

Custom Club Fitting Misconceptions!

Custom Club Fitting Misconceptions

Welcome to Episode 70 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 Don Coyle from Country Acres Custom Golf in Mount Vernon, IL. – AGCP Level 10 Custom Club Fitter and 2015 and 2017 Golf Digest Top 100 Custom Club Fitter.

  • Don tells His Story – how he originally became interested in custom club fitting, and some of the most important things he learned to learn to become a top custom club fitter.
  • He talks about how he created his Custom Fitting Studio and Golf Club Workshop (see web site link to see his setup!)

  • Don discusses his perspective on some of the Most Important Misconceptions that many golfers have about True Custom Club Fitting.
  • He now uses the Edel Golf Torque Balanced Fitting Cart and fitting approach, and he talks about the value of this fitting approach to help golfers putt their best.

  • He discusses some of his most satisfying Success Stories with younger golfers.
  • Finally Don provides a few Final Words and Suggestions for golfers who want to play their Best Golf!

Thanks Don for sharing your knowledge and experiences!

Useful Web Links:

To learn more about Don Coyle and Country Acres Custom Golf – Click HERE!

To learn more about the Edel Golf Torque Balanced Putters – Click HERE!

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Tony

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

Taking YOUR Game To New Heights!

Tony

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