148 – Cap’n Clubmaker, The Book! – Tom Wishon Interview

Cap’n Clubmaker Is Published!

Tom Wishon Shares Some Of The GREAT Content

Cap'n Clubmaker

Welcome to Episode 148 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:

Tom Wishon from Wishon Golf shares some of the stories and information in his newly published book Cap’n Clubmaker – Experiences & Insights From A Life In Search Of The Perfect Golf Club.

  • Tom “retired” in October 2016.  He shares what “retirement” has been like for him – pretty great!
  • He talks about why he decided to write Cap’n Clubmaker.
  • Tom The Storyteller (!) shares 5 of the 53 personal and fun stories that make up the first part of his new book.
  • The second section of the book is titled “The Insights: The Key Points I’ve Learned in the Search for the Perfect Golf Clubs.”  He talked about why he decided to include this valuable section for club fitters and golfers.
  • Two of the chapters in the second part of the book are Iron Head Design and Driver Head Design.  Tom shares some of the information from these two book chapters.
  • Finally, Tom dreams a little in A Look at the Future of Golf Clubs.  You will be surprised at some of the things he discusses here!

Do you love golf and want to play your best? – Are you a custom club fitter and want to improve? – BUY THIS BOOK!!THANK YOU TOM!!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about Tom Wishon and Wishon GolfCLICK HERE!!

Cap’n Clubmaker is available NOW to custom club fitters and club makers through Diamond Golf International.  In early to mid April, it will be available on sites like Amazon.com.  I will let readers know when it is available for general public purchase. 

 

Shout Out!!  My hopes and prayers for everyone in the United States and the world, that we can join together to defeat the Covid19 Virus.

 

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Tony

 

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147 – The Cap’n IS Coming – Tom Wishon’s New Book!

Yes The Cap’n IS Coming

Tom Wishon’s New Book!!

The Cap'n Is Coming

Welcome to Episode 147 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: 

Tom Wishon – the guru of true custom club fitting and golf club design – has written an exciting new book that is about to be released!  Here is the title…

Cap’n Clubmaker – Experiences And Insights From A Life

In Search Of The Perfect Golf Club

Stay tuned for Podcast Episode 148 – where I will talk with Tom about some of the wonderful stories and custom fitting insights he shares in his new book.  Any day now it will be available for purchase (more from me here when that happens!).

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about Tom Wishon – CLICK HERE!!

Shout Out! 

To all of my great Association of Golf Clubfitting Professional friends.  I have been sharing information on the AGCP forum about the fittings I have completed this year, and their advise and insights are helping me take my fitting knowledge to a higher level!

Find an AGCP custom fitter in your area – CLICK HERE!!

 

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146 – “Fluid” Practice! – Steven Yellin Interview

Learn About “Fluid” Practice!

From Steven Yellin –  The Fluid Motion Factor

"Fluid" Practice!

Welcome to Episode 146 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 Steven Yellin, creator of The Fluid Motion Factor – a Revolutionary Golf Program!

  • Steven talks about the great success that Scott McCarron (Champions Tour) and Gaby Lopez (LPGA Tour) have had using Fluid Motion Factor program principles.  Amazing!
  • He discusses some of the basics of the Fluid Motion Factor program and the benefits golfers get from applying it in their games.
  • Golfers and swing changes! Steven shares what golfers need to attend to to ensure they can effectively make meaningful swing changes.
  • He talks about some of the Major Misconceptions golfers have for how to practice effectively – and what REALLY needs to be practiced.
  • Finally, Steven talks about his exciting new partnership with Ikonik Golf – a new digital golf academy builder tool.

THANKS STEVEN for helping listeners to Drink The Fluid Juice!

 

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about The Fluid Motion Factor ProgramCLICK HERE!!

Connect with Steven’s Facebook page – CLICK HERE!!

Purchase The Fluid Motion Factor book – CLICK HERE!!

Learn about IKONIK GolfCLICK HERE!!

 

Shout Out!

To Diamond Golf International – supplier of Wishon Golf custom club fitting components – and dedicated to great service to true custom club fitters around the world!

 

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145 – Stories! – Paul Dewland Interview

Stories And Golf Performance:

Learning From Paul Dewland

Stories

Welcome to Episode 145 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:  Welcome back Mental Performance Coach Paul Dewland from Paul Dewland Golf based in Orlando, Florida.

  • Paul  shares a golfer success story 9 years in the making!
  • Why is the topic “The Origin of Stories” an important topic for golfers to understand?
  • Paul talks about our “mental roommate” and the role of Stories in making up our minds deliberately and unconsciously.
  • He talks about the role of Stories in our Compulsions – and how we can improve our Creativity and Skill Development.
  • One of Paul’s favorite phrases is “Awareness Is Curative.”  He shares a simple and powerful exercise we can all do daily to improve our awareness of our thoughts and strories.
  • Finally, Paul encourages all of us to Find Simple Things To Do Daily – and how attention to simple things can create big benefits for our golf and life.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING PAUL!

Useful Web Link…

Learn more about Paul Dewland and Paul Dewland GolfCLICK HERE!!

Shout Out!!

Thanks to Preston Combs, Preston’s Putting in Santa Barbara, California.  For continuing to share your knowledge, and for the yearly invite to the wonderful Preston’s Dinner on Wednesday evening of the PGA Show!  

CLICK HERE to learn more about Preston’s Putting!

 

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2019 Podcast Highlights 2!

2019 Podcast Highlights 2

MORE Information To Improve YOUR Golf Game!

2019 Podcast Highlights 2

Welcome to Episode 144 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:  The second highlights podcast for podcast episodes completed in 2019!

  • (133) – Gary Nicol and Karl Morris – Creating Putting Stories
  • (134) – Mike Romatowski – Principles for Creating Speed
  • (135) – Scott Young – Directness!
  • (136) – Lance Reader – Driver “Migration” and Bulge and Roll
  • (137) – Gary Nicol and Karl Morris – Importance of 3rd Shots!
  • (138) – AGCP Roundtable 14 – Lie Fitting, and Lead Tape!
  • (139) – David Orr – What Do Tour Players Practice?
  • (140) – Jaacob Bowden – Benefits of Single Length Irons
  • (141) – 2nd Flatstick Putting Conference – Putting Matrix and Toolbox
  • (142) – Mike McFadden – Out To In Tasks, And ONE THING!

Shout Out!

To Gary Nicol, Karl Morris, Mike Romatowski, Scott Young, Lance Reader, David Orr, Jaacob Bowden, and Mike McFadden.

THANK YOU for sharing your golf improvement expertise and knowledge with golfers and with me in 2019!

 

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2019 Podcast Highlights 1!

2019 Podcast Highlights 1

Information to Improve YOUR Golf Game!

2019 Podcast Highlights 1

Welcome to Episode 142 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:  The first highlight podcast for podcast episodes completed in 2019!

  • (122) – Paul Dewland – “Visible” and “Invisible” Skills
  • (123) – David Orr – The Putter Itself, and Speed Control
  • (124) – Gavin Parker –  The Easy and Hard of Teaching Young Golfers
  • (125) – Tom Sterner – “You Have to Be There!”
  • (126) – Joe LaCaze – Changing the Paradigm
  • (127) – Adam Young – Conscious and Unconscious Concepts
  • (129) – Craig Isabel – Target / No Target / Wholeness
  • (130) – Bruce Rearick – Plumbers Neck Hosels / Putting Performance
  • (131) – Eric Burch – Why Club Companies Like New Level Golf?
  • (132) – Ernie Reynolds – Why Club Companies Like Eagle Rebirth?

Shout Out!  

To Paul Dewland, David Orr, Gavin Parker, Tom Sterner, Joe LaCaze, Adam Young, Craig Isabel, Bruce Rearick, Eric Burch, and Ernie Reynolds.

THANK YOU for sharing your golf improvement expertise with me and with golfers in 2019!!

 

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You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

Tony

 

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142 – Golf Problem Solving! – Mike McFadden Interview

Golf Problem Solving! – With Mike McFadden

“The Task Leads To The Solution”

Golf Problem Solving!

Welcome to Episode 142 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 – 38 year PGA golf professional, and Sports Director at the Jakobsberg Hotel and Golf Resort in Jakobsberg, Germany.

  • Mike shares some of his most fun golf and learning experiences from 2019.
  • Why focus on tasks to accomplish to improve your golf game and scores?
  • Mike shares some favorite tasks he helps golfers to accomplish to improve their golf club path and face angle control.  And especially for those outside-to-inside path golfers!
  • He talks about tasks to help improving driver angle of attack – and how improving this is often connected to improving club face path and face control.
  • Controlling Low Point in the golf swing is a major skill – and Mike shares tasks and visuals he assigns golfers to improve this skill.
  • Distance control is important in ALL golf shots – and he presents a variety of tasks he assigns golfers to improve in this area.
  • The ONE THING he would love to have all golfers improve!!
  • And finally Mike’s Final Words for golfers – Have Fun on the golf course!

Mike THANKS For Sharing Your Knowledge (AND For The Jingle!)

Useful Web Links:

View videos on Mike McFadden’s web site – CLICK HERE!!

The Jakobsberg Hotel and Golf Resort web site – CLICK HERE!!

Shout Out!

To my two most valuable custom fitting mentors in 2019 – Keith ChathamPrecisionFit Golf – and Bert ReichGooder Custom Golf Clubs.  

THANKS for all of the great true custom fitting insights this year!

 

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141 – Coordination! – 2nd Flatstick Putting Conference

Coordination Was A Major Focus Area

At The 2nd Flatstick Putting Conference!

Coordination

Welcome to Episode 141 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:

Tony shares some of his personal highlights from the 2nd Flatstick Putting Conference held on December 7-8, 2019 at the Pine Needles Golf Club in Southern Pines, NC.

The presenters and titles of their presentations:

  • David Orr: “7 Principles of Putting Performance”
  • Paul Dewland: “Mental Skills: The Origin of Stories”
  • Biv Wadden IV: “Stroke Times and Acceleration Profiles”
  • Tim Briand: “Putter Fitting Matrix and Tool Box”
  • David Orr: “Your Putter: Helping or Hurting”
  • Dr. Rob Neal: “Generating Speed in 3D”
  • David Orr: “”Coaching the Big Picture in Putting”

Another fabulous putting improvement learning event.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Useful Web Links:

The Flatstick Academy web site – CLICK HERE!!

Find Flatstick Certified Putting InstructorsCLICK HERE!!

Shout Out!

To Biv Wadden IV and his deceased friend and Indy Putting Lab partner Leith Anderson – Leith you are missed by many in the custom club fitting and putting instruction community.

 

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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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