140 – Sterling Single-Length Irons Revisited! – Jaacob Bowden Interview

Update On Sterling Single-Length Irons:

Master ONE Golf Swing!

Sterling Single-Length Irons Revisited!

Welcome to Episode 140 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 Jaacob Bowden – Co-Creator (with Tom Wishon) of the Sterling Single-Length Irons.

  • Jaacob provides a personal update on things he has been involved with in the past 2 years.
  • He shares his thoughts on how the single-length iron concept has progressed in the golf world.
  • Jaacob talks about the major benefits of single-length irons for golfers – and any specific classes of golfers who can benefit the most from playing them.
  • He discusses the benefits of single-length – in particular – for beginner and high-handicap golfers.
  • His web site has guidelines for single-length iron setups that work best for different classes of golfers.  Jaacob shares his thoughts about these criteria.
  • He shares a few of his favorite single-length iron success stories.
  • Finally, Jaacob shares some Final Thoughts on the future of single-length irons for golfers, and when they should consider playing them.

Thanks Jaacob!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about Sterling Single-Length IronsCLICK HERE!!

Learn more about Jaacob BowdenCLICK HERE!!

Shout Out!

To Bob Simms, Head Coach of the St. John Fisher Golf Teams – and a good friend.  Bob and Dan Wesley, Head Coach of the University of Rochester Golf Program, will be starting an exciting new podcast in about six months.  

The 3-minute discussion I had with Bob Simms about their new podcast is in my podcast episode today.  But you can also listened to it at THIS LINK.

 

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139 – Great Putting Practice! – David Orr Interview

Great Putting Practice – David Orr

Shares What It Looks Like!

Great Putting Practice

Welcome to Episode 139 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 world-renowned putting coach David Orr – a 2019 Golf 100 Top Teacher, and creator of the Flatstick Academy in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

  • David shares what being at the 2019 Solheim Cup meant to him.  He also shares what watching one of his students, Suzann Pettersen, make the final winning putt was like.
  • He recently had an article in the October 2019 Golf Magazine issue about the “Chopsticks Drill” – and he discusses some of the benefits of this drill for putting improvement.
  • David talks about the success of the recent Paris Flatstick Conference.  He also shares the agenda for the December 7-8 2nd Annual Flatstick Conference in Pine Needles.
  • He is a big fan of the SpiderPutt putting practice app, and discusses how this app can be used for focused putting practice and improvement.
  • Finally – David takes a deep look for us at what Great Putting Practice is like – how much, block vs random, and creating a practice plan layout.

Wow David Another Home Run Interview – THANKS!!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about the Flatstick AcademyCLICK HERE!

Learn about the “Chopsticks” Putting DrillCLICK HERE!

Learn about the SpiderPutt Practice AppCLICK HERE!

Shout Out!

Thanks to Dr. Joe LaCaze, creator of the RotexMotion Fitness and Training System.  I have had some recent lower back issues.  Joe provided me some guidance on Rotex exercises t0 help my back – Thanks Joe!

 

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138 – 14th AGCP Roundtable Highlights!

14th AGCP Roundtable Highlights:

Optimize Club Performance – SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

 

Welcome to Episode 138 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:

Some of my personal LESSONS LEARNED – from the 14th AGCP Roundtable held in Columbus, GA on October 30 to November 1, 2019.

  • Overview of all of the presentations at the 14th AGCP (Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals) Roundtable.
  • Keith Chatham – Fitting for Length and Weight are #1 and #2 for him – and I agree.
  • Dave Kenzie – BE CAREFUL buying grips on line to save money – you MIGHT be buying low quality clone grips!
  • Dave Kenzie – a discussion of a few of the great Shop Tips that he discussed (Dawn dishwater soap, how to sharpen your drill bits, and roughing up the inside of hosels after you bore them out).
  • Dan Burnfield shared some of the innovative ways he presently uses the BLAST Motion Sensor in putter fitting and full swing fitting.
  • Andre Theon – insights from custom fitting and building 750 Sterling Single-Length iron sets – yes, 750!!
  • Keith Chatham Lie Fitting with Grooved Balls presentation – Manufacturer’s Lie Angles may not be YOURS!!
  • Keith Chatham – Tour Pros and Lead Tape on their clubs (watch TV events, you may be surprised!).
  • Roy Nix and Bill Kelly Live Demos – Fitting for Weight Matters.  Also watching a golfer’s Spine Angle at Address.
  • Keith Chatham – Opti Vibe weights and Putting Yips – worth testing!

ANOTHER Great AGCP Roundtable – THANKS To Everyone!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about the AGCPCLICK HERE!!

Andre Theon Golf N Swing New Web Site – CLICK HERE!!

(use Google Chrome to access Andre’s site so that “Translate” will work for web pages)

Shout Out!

To Alan SwisherAlan’s Custom Clubs – for the help and many valuable discussions we had at the 14th AGCP Roundtable – THANKS!

 

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Tony

 

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137 – The Lost Art Of Playing Golf! – Gary Nicol and Karl Morris

The Lost Art Of Playing Golf

Learn Some Valuable Golf Improvement Concepts!

The Lost Art Of Playing Golf

Welcome to Episode 137 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 golf professional Gary Nicol and performance coach Karl Morris – authors of the new book The Lost Art Of Playing Golf.

  • Gary and Karl share their reasons for writing The Lost Art Of Playing Golf – and a few insights about the final stages of getting this book to press.
  • They talk first about two important concepts – Knowing Your Why For Playing Golf, and The Skill Of Gratitude – why these are valuable for enjoying and playing your best golf.
  • Another wonderful concept in the book is the importance of Third Shots – Gary and Karl talk about this, and note the importance of sometimes accepting that a bogey can be a great result.
  • A recurring theme in The Lost Art Of Playing Golf is understanding the difference of Facts versus Opinions.  They talk about how we often confuse these, and how not to do so.
  • Some of the important words discussed in the book are Flexibility, Consistency, Acceptance, and Intention – Karl and Gary dive into knowing the value of understanding these important concepts.
  • A golf improvement expert, Marcus Westerburg, is mentioned in the book – and they talk about the value of his work to help golfers play their best.
  • Training Exercises! – there are some interesting ones shared in the book – and Karl and Gary each talk about their favorite one.
  • Finally, Gary and Karl share their insights on How To Most Effectively use the information that have given to us in The Lost Art Of Playing Golf.

Thanks Gary and KarlKEEP DOING GREAT THINGS!

Useful Web Links:

Connect with golf coach Gary NicolCLICK HERE!

Connect with performance coach Karl MorrisCLICK HERE!

The Lost Art Of Playing Golf web site (buy the book) – CLICK HERE!

Buy the book on Amazon.com – CLICK HERE!

Shout Out!

To all golfers who trust me to create their golf clubs, and improve their putting performance.  And to all of you listeners and readers of my podcasts, blogs, and newsletters. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE!

 

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Tony

 

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136 – Long Drive And MORE! – Lance Reader Interview

Long Drive And Krank Golf:

Insights For Us “Mortal” Golfers!

Long Drive

Welcome to Episode 136 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 Lance Reader – Owner of Krank Golf (22 World Long Drive Champions!) in Tempe, Arizona.

  • Lance shares His Story – how he got into the world of Long Drive and why he started Krank Golf.
  • He shares some “on the inside” observations from the recent World Championships.
  • Lance describes what long drivers typically look like in terms of lengths, lofts, etc.  And a few surprising insights!
  • He talks about some of the characteristics of Long Drive Shafts – and the VERY interesting shaft that Kyle Berkshire – 2019 World Champion – is presently using.
  • He shares some of the most important technology considerations related to high performance heads.  I learned a fascinating word – MIGRATION!
  • The Female competitors have swing speeds in the range of 120 mph!  Lance shares some of the differences between the drivers that the Female and Senior competitors use.
  • He describes some of the differences between the Krank long drive heads and the heads they offer for golfers with a lot lower swing speeds.
  • Lance talks about his most fun Success Story from past Long Drive Competitions.
  • Finally – Lance shares some Final Words on the future of Long Drive, and things all of us can do to improve our driving performance and our golf games!

Thanks Lance – KEEP DOING GREAT THINGS!!

Useful Web Links:

Learn More about Lance Reader and Krank GolfCLICK HERE!!

Shout Out!

To Chris Hillary (owner) and Chris Jorgenson (CJ) from Aerotech GolfAerotech SteelFiber graphite composite shafts are my personal go-to shafts for golfers over the age of 50.  And Chris and CJ provide me with exceptional customer service for the shafts I order from them. Thanks Guys!!

 

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Tony

 

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135 – ULTRALEARNING! – Scott Young Interview

Scott Young Talks About ULTRALEARNING

Mastering Hard Skills – Like Golf!!

ULTRALEARNING

Welcome to Episode 135 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 Scott Young – Author of the great new book ULTRALEARNING.

  • Scott shares His Story – what lead him down the path to Ultralearning, and some of his personal mindset about learning and taking on difficult and interesting improvement efforts.
  • He shares his definition of Ultralearning and some of the elements of it that are different from traditional forms of learning.
  • Scott lets us in on why he wrote this new book!
  • The book discusses 9 specific principles of Ultralearning projects. Scott shares his thoughts on my personal favorite – DIRECTNESS.
  • My second favorite principle is EXPERIMENTATION – and he discusses some of the most important characteristics of experimentation.
  • A friend recently shared this Lee Elder quote – “The best way to learn golf is to choose one department of the game and get good at it before branching out.”  Scott shares some of his ideas for implementing the book’s principles into improving our golf games!
  • Finally – Scott shares some final words of encouragement for golfers who want to create their own Ultralearning Projects to improve their golf performance.

THANKS For Sharing Some Great Information Scott!!

Useful Web Links:

Learn More about Scott Young and Ultralearning CLICK HERE!

Purchase Ultralearning on Amazon.com – CLICK HERE!

Shout Out! 

To Steven Yellin – Creator of the Fluid Motion Factor program – using Fluid Cues has been a “secret weapon” of my personal golf game!

 

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You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

Tony

 

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134 – Mach 3 Speed Training! – Mike Romatowski

Learn About Mach 3 Speed Training

Average Swing Speed Increase – 11.5 mph!!

Mach 3 Speed Training

Welcome to Episode 134 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 Mike Romatowski – creator of the Mach 3 Speed Training System.  Mike lives in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Mike shares His Story – how he decided to get into the field of personal training and golf fitness.
  • He talks about what lead him to develop the Mach 3 Speed Training System for golfers.
  • Mike discusses some of the basic principles that can help all golfers create more speed in their golf swings – some information you may be surprised about!
  • He tells us what a typical Mach 3 training session “looks like” – some of the main things that happen in these sessions.  NOTETathata Golf was mentioned in this section of the podcast.
  • Mike notes some of the different Speed Training Tools that are used in the Mach 3 training.
  • He tells the “real story” about his connection with Joe LaCaze and the Rotex Motion training tools and process.
  • Mike lets us in on some of his favorite Mach 3 Success Stories – with golfers of all ages and abilities.
  • Finally – Make shares some Final Words for golfers who want to learn to Swing Faster!!

Thanks Mike – KEEP DOING GREAT THINGS!

Useful Web Links:

Learn More about Mike Romatowski and Mach 3CLICK HERE!!

Read “More About Mach 3”CLICK HERE!!

Shout Out!  

The golfer’s and custom club fitter’s best friend – Tom Wishon from Wishon Golf Technology – now operated by Diamond Golf International. THANK YOU TOM for all of the amazing things you have done and continue to do to promote true custom club fitting!!

 

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Tony

 

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133 – The Lost Art Of Putting! – Gary Nicol and Karl Morris

Learn The Lost Art Of Putting

And MAKE MORE PUTTS!

The Lost Art Of Putting

Welcome to Episode 133 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 golf professional Gary Nicol and performance coach Karl Morris – authors of The Lost Art Of Putting.

  • Gary and Karl share their stories – Gary how he became a golf professional, and Karl how he became a performance coach.
  • They talk about the initial spark that lead them to write The Lost Art Of Putting book.
  • One of the major concepts in the book is about the Stories Golfers Create About Their Putting – Gary and Karl talk about why golfers create poor stories, how these stories influence their putting performance, and how they can change them.
  • The book also discusses what they call The Two Questions, and the importance of what golfers pay Attention to in their putting.  They share the importance of asking some great questions, and attending the the most important things when you putt.
  • Gary and Karl believe that Creating Great Speed Control is Job #1 in becoming a great putter.  They talk about why they believe this is true.
  • They discuss why Reading Putts On The Low Side can help all golfers improve their green reading skills.
  • Gary and Karl each share their favorite Putting Improvement Exercise that can help golfers improve their putting skills.
  • Finally – Gary and Karl share some final book conclusions that they know can help golfers to Make More Putts!

THANKS Gary And Karl – for writing a terrific Putting Improvement Book!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about The Lost Art Of PuttingCLICK HERE!

Connect with golf coach Gary NicolCLICK HERE!

Connect with performance coach Karl MorrisCLICK HERE!

Shout Out! 

To Chris Griffin, to my friend and head coach of the Roane State Community College Golf Team – for allowing me to help his golfers improve their putting performance!

 

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You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!!

Tony

 

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132 – Eagle Rebirth Golf! – Ernie Reynolds Interview

Learn About Eagle Rebirth Golf

A Golf Custom Component “Hidden Gem!”

Eagle Rebirth Golf

Welcome to Episode 132 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 Ernie Reynolds – CEO of Eagle Rebirth Golf in Murrieta, California.

  • Ernie shares His Story about his golf industry career, and as an accomplished golfer.
  • So why the name Eagle Rebirth Golf? He discusses that, and how he first decided to start a new golf club component company.  And finally why “the timing is right!”
  • Ernie shares some of his thoughts about some of the general elements of club head design that he believed would be successful.
  • He talks about some of the most important challenges in bringing new club head designs to the golf market – and why his company has had some advantages in that area.
  • Ernie discusses why partnerships with custom club fitters has been important for Eagle Rebirth.
  • He provides some insights on a few of the custom head designs that have been most successful for golfers who want to play their best golf.
  • Getting the “Best New Product” award at the recent PGA Equipment Show was important to Eagle Rebirth.  Ernie talks about this success and some others the company has had in the last six months.
  • Finally – Ernie shares why companies like Eagle Rebirth are important to golfers and custom fitters, in the world of golf improvement.

Thanks Ernie – Keep Being “A Hidden Gem!”

Useful Web Link:

Learn more about Ernie Reynolds and Eagle Rebirth GolfCLICK HERE!!

 

Eagle Rebirth Golf – SPECIAL OFFER!

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(7 Club Combination – Irons / Hybrids / Wedges)

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Shout Out!! 

To true custom club fitter and great friend Keith Chatham with PrecisionFit Golf in Kerrville, TX.  A master custom club fitter, and someone who shares his knowledge to develop other true custom fitters.  CLICK THIS LINK to learn more about Keith and PrecisionFit Golf.

 

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TONY

 

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131 – YOUR Golfing New Level! – Eric Burch Interview

Learn About New Level Golf

From New Level CEO Eric Burch!

Images of New Level Golf custom designs

 

Welcome to Episode 131 – of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information about true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS – You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

Show Notes:

Interview with Eric Burch, CEO of New Level Golf located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

  • Eric shares His Story in the golf industry – as a custom fitter, creator of the Club Conex fitting system designs, and now CEO of New Level Golf.
  • He shares why he believed he could create some unique golf club head designs that would be successful for golfers – and talks about some of the general elements of the designs he has created.
  • Eric talks about some of the challenges in creating and manufacturing golf club head components.
  • He shares his philosophy for creating partnerships with true custom club fitters.
  • Eric shares some fun stuff! – where the names for his club head designs came from (902, 1126, 623-M, 1031).
  • He has been pleased that some of his designs have been recognized in the Golf Digest Hot List and in the MyGolfSpy iron testing.  He talks about why this recognition has been important for the growth of his business and for golfers.
  • Finally, Eric shares some final words about why companies like New Level Golf are important for golfers and custom club fitters.

Thanks Eric – Keep Up The Great Work!

Useful Web Links:

Learn about New Level Golf and custom fitters near you – CLICK HERE!

SHOUT OUT! – To a great true custom club fitter and good friend Allen Humphrey Custom Golf Biz in Monroe, GA.  Learn more about Allen and Custom Golf Biz by clicking THIS LINK!

 

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You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!!

TONY

 

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