160 – Effective Golf Practice! – Mark Guadagnoli Interview (Rebroadcast)

Effective Golf Practice!

Author Of “Practice To Learn, Play To Win”

Effective Golf Practice

Welcome to Episode 160 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on professional club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS – You Shoot LOWER SCORES!

Show Notes:

This is a rebroadcast of my November 3, 2014 interview with Dr. Mark Guadagnoli – author of Practice To Learn, Play To Win.

  • Mark talks about the “beer bet” that got him involved in Golf Improvement!
  • He shares some of the most important advances in golf knowledge that guide how golfers should improve their golf practice.
  • Mark discusses three goals of truly effective golf practice – “Discovery, Re-Discovery, and Refinement.”
  • He talks about some of his most satisfying golf success stories.
  • In his FINAL WORDS, Mark shares two practice tasks that golfers can use to significantly improved their golf practice and play their best golf!

STILL Great Information For Golfers – Thanks Mark!

Shout Out!

To the members of the Roane State Community College golf team, who won the 2nd Annual Alumni Challenge event this past weekend – way to go guys, Keep Doing The Work!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You Shoot LOWER SCORES!

Tony – STAY SAFE!!

 

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159 – Dana Upshaw – A True Professional Clubfitter

Dana Upshaw – A True Profesional Clubfitter

The World Of Golf Misses You…

Dana Upshaw

Welcome to Episode 159 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on professional club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS – You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

Show Notes:

Dana passed away on Wednesday October 21, 2020.  He is missed by his personal family, his club fitting and club making family, and the world of golf.  What he did for golf and professional club fitting and club making mattered.

I did an interview with Dana that was published on June 8, 2015.  The content of that interview – published in this podcast – is still relevant today.  

In the interview, we talked about how Dana became a professional club fitting and club making craftsman, how he continuously developed his craft, some of the things he had learned just at the time of the interview related to professional fitting (information still relevant today), a few of his favorite success stories, and some of the most important things he believed golfers need to know about professional club fitting.

Dana received many awards for his work with golfers – THIS LINK shows an amazing summary of the awards he received.

More than 100 golfers achieved a hole in one with the clubs he created for them.  This was not a fluke, and he was very proud of this.

All of us who knew Dana were blessed by how he shared with us what he knew and learned.

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

Tony – We Miss You, Dana!!

 

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158 – Single Length CUBED! – Tom Wishon Interview

Yes Single Length CUBED!

Tom Wishon Shares Details About The New EQ-1 NX Designs

Single Length CUBED!

Welcome to Episode 158 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information about professional club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS – You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

Show Notes:

“Semi Retired” Tom Wishon from Wishon Golf shares details about the new EQ-1 NX single length iron, hybrid, and fairway wood designs.

  • Tom shares about how sales of his book “Cap’n Clubmaker” have gone, and some of the feedback he has received about the book.
  • He talks about when he started thinking about the re-design of the Sterling single-length irons, and what types of performance improvements he was looking to achieve for golfers.
  • Tom discusses some of the major design improvements of the new EQ-1 NX irons.
  • He shares inside details of what lead him to also create single-length hybrid and fairway wood designs – and some of the most important design characteristics of these new hybrids and fairway woods.
  • Tom talks about some of the initial feedback he has received about the new EQ-1 designs – and I share a success story about a 5 hybrid EQ-1 fitting I am doing (amazing results!).
  • Finally Tom shares some Final Words – specifically about who Single Length can be great for – Consistency!!

Tom Another Home Run Design THANKS FOR SHARING!!

Useful Web Links:

Learn More Details About EQ-1 Single LengthCLICK HERE!!

Shout Out!

To my brother in law Frank Zieger from Stowe Township, PA who passed away this past Sunday morning – he loved life and golf – betting he is already making some hole in ones in heaven!

 

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You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

Tony – STAY SAFE!!

 

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157 – Simplicity! – Steven Yellin Interview

Steven Yellin Talks SIMPLICITY

The Golf Improvement Book of 2020

Simplicity!

Welcome to Episode 157 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on professional club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS – You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

Show Notes:

Welcome Steven Yellin – Creator of the Fluid Motion Factor program, and author of the best-selling golf improvement book Simplicity.

  • Steven shares what it has been like as he says “chillin” in Iowa during the pandemic.
  • He talks about why and when he decided to write Simplicity, and why he chose this name as the title for his book. (He actually wrote much of the book 3 years ago!).
  • He discusses what originally lead him to realize that using Fluid Cues would help golfers and athletes access Fluid Motion.
  • There are four Fluid Cues that Steven shares in Simplicity – he gives an overview of each of these cues.
  • “Changing A Swing”“Swing Prison”“Hitting The Wall” – these are three of the what I call “encore” chapters in the book.  He provides some takeaways from these chapters.
  • “What if we default to our old bad swing ways when we make a change?”  Steven responds to a direct golfer question with some interesting insights!
  • He shares a bit about his very successful relationship with Scott McCarron, who has had amazing success in the Champions Tour.
  • Finally – Steven shares some final Golden Final Words for golfers who want to use the concepts in Simplicity to Play Their Best Golf.

Congratulations On An AMAZING Golf Improvement Book Steven!

Useful Web Links:

To purchase SIMPLICITY – CLICK HERE!

To access Steven’s Fluid Motion Factor web site – CLICK HERE!

(AND if you like Facebook, friend Steven in his Facebook Page – for some weekly insights to help all golfers play their best!).

Show Notes:

To two very smart friends – Bob Simms coach of the St. John Fischer golf teams in Rochester NY, and Juan Gutierrez, author of the best-selling book Make More Putts.   Thanks for helping me be a better putting coach for the Roane State Community College golf team!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

Tony – STAY SAFE!!

 

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156 – 71 And Counting! – My August Birthday Present

YES – 71 And Counting!

Learn About My Personal August Golf Birthday Present

71 And Counting

Welcome to Episode 156 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:

  • Happy 71st Birthday To Me on August 3!
  • I have decided to spend more time playing and practicing golf in August as a personal birthday present.
  • So – no podcasts, blogs, or newsletters in August!
  • I will continue to do custom fitting and putting coaching sessions in August.
  • So – back in September!!
  • Game Improvement Golf has been VERY healthy in 2020.
  • One More Thing – The WHOOP Fitness Tracker is AMAZING!!

Shout Out!!

Thanks Lance Reader and the KRANK Golf staff for all you have done the past few months to set up my new and amazing KRANK driver fitting system.

Thanks to ALL OF YOU for being here and for your continued support – you keep me ENERGIZED!!

 

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You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

Tony – STAY SAFE

 

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155 – The Spargo Golf Tradition! – Jon Pannone Interview

Carrying On The Spargo Golf Tradition

New Owner Jon Pannone Leads The Way!

The Spargo Golf Tradition

Welcome to Episode 155 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 Jon Pannone, true custom club fitter and owner of Spargo Golf in Cranston, Rhode Island.

  • Jon shares his Personal Story as a golfer – he comes from a golfing family!
  • He talks about his journey to become a talented custom fitter and club builder – and ultimately the owner of Spargo Golf.
  • Jon lets us in on his greatest strengths as a custom club fitter and club builder.
  • He discusses some of the biggest Misconceptions golfers have about true custom club fitting – and the benefits golfers get from true custom fitting.
  • Jon shares a bit about what his driver and iron custom fitting sessions look like.
  • He tells us a few of his most satisfying success stories he has had with golfers.
  • Finally, Jon shares some final words about skytrak packages that golfers can use to play their best golf!

Thanks Jon – KEEP DOING GREAT THINGS!

Useful Web Links:

Learn More about Jon Pannone and Spargo Golf in Cranston, RI – CLICK HERE!!

Shout Out!

Thanks Tom Spargo, for the great legacy and success you created with Spargo Golf, and for sharing all of your knowledge with other custom club fitters!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

Tony

 

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154 – AimPoint Express Success! – Oli Leett Interview

AimPoint Express Success!

Putting Guru Oli Leett Shares How

AimPoint Express Success

Welcome to Episode 154 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 putting guru and good friend Oli Leett – creator of the Leett Putting Hub at the Tim Hall School of Golf in Gorsley, United Kingdom.

  • Oli shares his Personal Golf Story – what brought him to golf, and to becoming a golf instructor.
  • He tells why he has a particular focus on putting, how he created the Leett Putting Hub, and how he landed at the Tim Hall School of Golf.
  • Oli talks about why he loves teaching the AimPoint Express green reading technique, and how he worked toward becoming a Level 3 AimPoint Instructor.
  • He has taught AimPoint Express to more than 700 golfers – from young golfers to tour level players!  He shares a little about what happens in an AimPoint class.
  • Oli enjoys teaching the entire “putting improvement package” to golfers, and he loves putting that putting improvement package together for golfers.
  • Oli’s Final Words to golfers – Find An AimPoint Instructor near you, you will not regret it!  And he also talks about his own wonderful podcast “Read It, Roll It, Hole It!”

THANKS OLI for what you do to help golfers MAKE MORE PUTTS!

Useful Web Links:

To find Oli Leett at the Leett Putting HubCLICK HERE!!

To find an AimPoint Express Instructor near you – CLICK HERE!!

To learn about the Spider Golf Putting Training AppCLICK HERE!!

Shout Out!

To Aldila Golf and my contact there Steven Gandalfo – THANKS for all you continue to do to help me create and improve my custom driver fitting system!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

Tony

 

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153 – Flow, The Power Pellet! – Gavin Parker Interview

Flow, The Power Pellet?

Well – It Is For Gavin Parker!

Flow, The Power Pellet

Welcome to Episode 153 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 good friend Gavin Parker – PGA Member and Academy Director of the Salisbury Golf Academy at the Salisbury Golf Club in Midlothian, Virginia.

  • Gavin shares some of what his life has been like the past few months, and especially the past few weeks.  Lots of change in our country!
  • What does FLOW mean to Gavin – we learn his amazing story.
  • He shares some of what he has learned about FLOW and especially how to create FLOW states in golf and in life.
  • Gavin and I share the most amazing FLOW experiences we have had in our lives.
  • He talks about how he helps golfers of all levels of interest in the game to create FLOW in their games and their lives.
  • Finally, Gavin ends with sharing a little information about two other wonderful programs for young golfers – Operation 36 and Discover Golf.

Thanks Gavin – Please Keep Being YOU!

Useful Web Links:

Connect with Gavin on Facebook – CLICK HERE!!

Learn more about Operation 36 GolfCLICK HERE!!

Learn more about Discover GolfCLICK HERE!!

Shout Out!

THANKS to one of my long term trusted golf component suppliers The Golfworks!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You Shoot LOWER SCORES!

Tony

 

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152 – How To Win YOUR Gold Ball! – Bob Litwin Interview

How To Win YOUR Gold Ball!

Creating Gold Ball Days

Bob Litwin Shares His Insights

How To Win YOUR Gold Ball

Welcome to Episode 152 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 Bob Litwin – World Championship Tennis Player, Performance Coach, and author of the best selling book Live The Best Story Of Your Life.

  • Bob shares what the past few months have been like for him during the pandemic – AND some valuable learning experiences he had.
  • In mid March Bob started writing a daily email Bob’s Quotes – he shares how this started, and two of his favorite quotes!
  • Before the pandemic, Bob did a video presentation titled “Finding Your Gold.” He talks about the three important principles that each of us can use to find OUR personal gold.
  • He expands on a few of the important elements of his three principles – Loving Your Personal Process, Training Out What Interferes, and Writing Your Stories.
  • He shares (I think openly for the first time) his recent very positive experiences with doing daily Transcental Meditation and how that is becoming a game changers in his life.

Thanks Bob – Keep Being An Agent For Change!

 

Useful Web Links:

Bob Litwin’s web site – CLICK HERE!

To purchase Live The Best Story of Your LifeCLICK HERE!

To contact Bob directly to receive Bob’s Quotes, and also to learn more information about Transendental Mediation – email him at litwinbob@gmail.com.

 

Shout Out! 

No Shout Out today, just a small portion of one of Bob’s Quotes…

“It’s a tough time, people are on edge and enraged.

Seek to understand, to relate and to find tolerance.”

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

Tony

 

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151 – Do You LOVE Putting? – David Orr Interview

So – Do You LOVE Putting?

Some Great David Orr Insights

 

Welcome to Episode 151 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 Magazine Top 100 Teacher, and creator of the Flatstick Academy in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

  • David shares what he has learned about the value of doing on-line putting instruction – for golfers and for golf instructors.
  • When you read putting instruction information on line and in magazines, think about what part of that information is Relevant To YOU!
  • The most asked putting question – Using A Line On The Ball.  David shares how to effectively practice using it, and how to know if it helps or hurts your putting performance.
  • One of the best ways to use Indoor Practice is to Lock In Your Stroke Setup.  He talks about the most important ways indoors to practice and improve your setup.
  • Improving your Putting Mental Skills – struggling with Anticipation and Expectations.  
  • We talk about some of the best indoor putting mats that are available for golfers – and things golfers should NOT do when hitting putts indoors.
  • Finally, David ends with sharing that we need to learn to LOVE Putting if we want to become great putters.  And how learning to Watch The Ball Roll Out on all putts is a great training tool.

THANKS DAVID for helping all of us to Improve Our Putting!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about David Orr and Flatstick AcademyCLICK HERE!

Learn more about Wellputt Putting MatsCLICK HERE!

Learn more about the new Visio Putting MatCLICK HERE!

Shout Out!

To my friends at Alpha Golf – thanks for all of the custom fitting and building supply and support you provide to all of us – and the great club designs you have created!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

Tony

 

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