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!

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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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150 – Performance Based Club Fitting! – Bert Reich Interview

Performance Based Club Fitting:

Learn From Master Custom Fitter Bert Reich!

Performance Based Club Fitting

Welcome to Episode 150 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 master custom fitter and club builder Bert Reich, owner of Gooder Custom Golf Clubs in Saskatchewan, Canada!

  • Bert shares some of the personal club building efforts he is doing during the COVID 19 shutdown.
  • He talks about three wonderful success stories – a great ball striker and now college golfer, a golfer who “used” to not be able to break 100, and the story about his personal “tried and true” Wishon driver.
  • Bert discusses some of his Most Important Custom Fitting Principles that he uses to create great success with golfers.
  • He talks about the value of using Shaft Extenders to create a more valuable club fitting shaft system.
  • He shares some of the details of his driver and iron shaft fitting system – more than 175 driver fitting shafts and more than 100 iron fitting shafts.
  • Finally – Bert talks about some additional areas that golfers should understand if they want to experience a true custom fitting and Play Their Best Golf!

Well Bert you wanted to return and share more valuable knowledge with us – THANKS FOR DOING THIS!!

Useful Web Links:

Bert Reich and Gooder Custom Golf ClubsCLICK HERE!!

Shout Outs!

To my wife Diane for 23 years – 276 months – of marriage and fun!

To Dr. Mark Bull, a Golf Biomechanics Expert – Bull 3D.  Over the last month, Mark did a 4 part free webinar series sharing some of his extensive knowledge – THANKS MARK FOR BEING SO GIVING!

Finally, thanks to all of you listeners and experts I have interviewed who helped me to create 150 amazing podcast episodes to help golfers Play Their Best!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You Shoot LOWER SCORES!

Tony

 

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149 – Putter Weighting 101! – Bruce Rearick Interview

Putter Weighting 101

Bruce Rearick Shares Some VALUABLE Insights!

Putter Weighting 101

Welcome to Episode 149 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information and insights 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 putter fitting guru Bruce Rearick from Burnt Edges Consulting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • Bruce shares some of the most interesting things he has been doing in the past year.
  • Why Is Putter Weighting Important? – and maybe more important that we have realized it was in the past?
  • Bruce talks about two of the most important elements of Putter Weighting – Total Weight and Putter Head Weight.  He discusses some of the ways these two fitting elements can influence a putting stroke.  AND he also talks about the importance of Putter Weight Balancing to putting performance.
  • Are Heavy Putter Headweights good for golfers – why not or when?
  • Bruce shares some inside information about his personal putter, how he fit himself for it – and what you can learn from what he did.
  • What is the role of Putter Counterweighting in putter performance – how much is right, how much is too much?
  • Final words for golfers – getting the right Putter Weight and Putter Weight Distribution matters to help a golfer to Make More Putts!

A Fascinating Interview And Information Bruce – THANKS!!

Useful Web Links:

More about Bruce Rearick – Burnt Edges ConsultingCLICK HERE!!

(Especially read “Does your putter need to go on a diet?”)

Bruce Rearick’s Facebook page – CLICK HERE!!

Shout Out!

My personal prayers for everyone who is suffering with COVID 19, and with all of the special people who are helping our country overcome the virus.  Everyone Stay Safe!

 

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You Shoot LOWER SCORES!!

Tony

 

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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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You Shoot LOWER SCORES!

Tony

 

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