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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Tony

 

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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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Tony

 

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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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Tony

 

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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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You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

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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You Shoot LOWER SCORES!

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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You Shoot LOWER SCORES!

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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