119 – Achieve YOUR Golfing Potential! – Mike McFadden Interview

Achieve YOUR Golfing Potential!

Learn How From Mike McFadden

Achieve YOUR Golfing Potential

Welcome to Episode 119 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 – 30+ year German PGA Teaching Professional, True Custom Club Fitter, and Sports Director at the Jakobsberg Hotel and Golf Resort in Jakobsberg, Germany.

  • Mike shares some of the “fun stuff” he has been able to achieve – and help others to achieve – in 2018.
  • He talked about some golf improvement efforts that “anyone can try, not just theory!”  He noted that “Learning Takes Place Where Awareness If Focused,” and mentioned the great book Be A Player.
  • Mike noted his concern that many golfers are “not up to date with much of the good golf improvement information that is available.”  He shared some examples of information that all golfers who want to play to their potential should use.
  • He noted some of the most important links between teaching professionals and true custom club fitters and club builders – and how these links need to be improved for the benefit of golfers.
  • Mike shared his favorite Success Story from 2018 – Achieving The Possible!
  • Finally, Mike shared some Final Words to help golfers Play Their Best Golf in 2019!

Mike Thank You for Sharing Your Golf Improvement Knowledge!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about Mike McFadden at  True Custom FittingCLICK HERE!

Purchase the wonderful book Be A Player!CLICK HERE!

 

I CREATE EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

YOU SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

118 – Launch Monitor Super Basics! – Keith Chatham Interview

Launch Monitor Super Basics

Optimize YOUR Golf Club Performance!

Launch Monitor Super Basics

Welcome to Episode 118 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 Keith ChathamPrecisionFit Golf in Kerrville, TX and AGCP Master Clubfitter.

  • Keith shares his journey in buying and using Launch Monitors including using Flightscope – and how he continues to use the Golftek unit in some of his fittings.
  • He discusses his views on some of the most important improvements in Launch Monitor Technology since he has started using them in custom fitting.
  • There are many basics that are measured with Launch Monitors.  Keith discusses some other subtle and very important measurements – things like Face Angle and Club Face Angle at Impact, Spin Axis, and Shot Dispersion.
  • He shares some of the important differences in how he performs Driver and Iron Custom Fittings – and how he fits very talented and less talented golfers.
  • Keith shares an amazing recent Driver Fitting Success story – reduced dispersion, big yards, happy customer!
  • Finally, Keith shares some insights in being properly prepared for doing a custom fitting session – and some suggestions for AGCP fitters who want to improve their fitting knowledge.

 

PrecisionFit Golf

 

Useful Web Links:

Contact Keith Chatham, PrecisionFit Golf, Kerrville, TXCLICK HERE!

Frank Stranick YouTube Video, Flightscope Acceleration ProfileCLICK HERE!

 

I CREATE EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

YOU SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

117 – AGCP Roundtable 13 Highlights!

AGCP Roundtable 13 Highlights:

True Custom Club Fitting – And YOU!

AGCP Roundtable 13 Highlights Welcome to Episode 117 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:

Highlights from the 13th Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals (AGCP) Roundtable, held in Columbus, GA on November 7-9, 2018.

  • Thanks Larry Nee – “Don’t Let Your Golf Clubs Be The Reason You Don’t Play Great Golf!”
  • Golf Club Balance and it’s importance to golf club performance.
  • “That Pesky Hybrid Club” – some hybrid fitting lessons learned.
  • Counterweighting in Putter Fitting – the value to optimize putter performance.
  • Club Building Shop Tips – the value of precision club building.
  • Cool Little MOI Calculator! – the MOI of gripped-down golf clubs.

Another Great AGCP Roundtable Event!

Useful Web Links:

See the 13th AGCP Roundtable Agenda – CLICK HERE!

Find an AGCP True Custom Fitter Near You – CLICK HERE!

 

I CREATE EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

YOU SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

116 – SAM PuttLab 6 Reference Data! – Christian Marquardt Interview

Understand the SAM PuttLab 6 Reference Data Update

And More – And MAKE MORE PUTTS!

SAM PuttLab 6 Reference Data

Welcome to Episode 116 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:

Podcast Interview with Dr. Christian Marquardt – Neuroscientist, Motor Behavior Expert, and Developer of the Science and Motion (SAM) PuttLab.

  • Christian shares his definition of what a Benchmark is, and how benchmarks are important to using the Tour Reference Data used in SAM PuttLab 6.
  • The previous Tour Reference Data update was done in 2009.  He talks about why the 2018 Tour Reference Data update was created.
  • The new Tour Reference Data update includes data for 150 Tour Pros. Christian shares the decision process used for including Tour Pro data in the update.
  • He shares some of the most interesting and surprising results from the Tour Reference Data update – and implications for golfers looking to improve their putting.
  • Christian describes two valuable putting improvement tasks he shares with his students!
  • He talks about the tremendous value of the SAM PuttLab 3D capability – allowing coaches and golfers to visually see important characteristics of their putting strokes.
  • Finally – Christian shares one Final Putting Improvement thought – “Playing Your Melody!” – that Tour Pros use and all golfers can use to help them Make More Putts!

What A Pleasure To Learn More From You Christian!

Useful Web Links:

Learn More about SAM PuttLabClick HERE!

Read about the SAM PuttLab Tour Reference Data UpdateClick HERE!

 

I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

115 – Yips Research! – Gordon Morrison Interview

Yips Research From Gordon Morrison:

Helping YOU To Play Your Best Golf!

Yips Research Welcome to Episode 115 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 Gordon Morrison from Gordon Morrison Golf – Advanced PGA Professional from Northumbria, United Kingdom.

  • Gordon talks about his Personal Story – how he became a golf professional, and how he decided to do a PhD Thesis on the yips in golf.
  • He shares his definition of the yips – and differences he sees between the putting and chipping yips.
  • Gordon discusses a bit about the present major topic of his thesis work, and also some things he has learned so far from his research.
  • He has created a Yips Survey on his web site, where golfers who have the yips can share some information.  He talks about some of the very interesting things he has learned so far from golfers who have completed this survey.
  • Gordon tells us about some of the typical “cures” he uses to help golfers who have the putting and chipping yips.
  • Anxiety and the yips!  He shares his views and knowledge about anxiety and when it is and is not importance in being able to recover from the yips.
  • Finally, Gordon talks about what is most satisfying for him in his efforts to help golfers who have the yips – and some Final Words for golfers and golf instructors.

What A Delight To Learn From You Gordon – THANKS!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more – Gordon Morrison & Gordon Morrison GolfCLICK HERE!

Complete Gordon’s Yips SurveyCLICK HERE!

I Create Exceptional Golf Clubs

YOU Shoot Lower Scores!

TONY

 

114 – Master Custom Club Fitters! – Mark Vallier Interview

Master Custom Club Fitters:

Helping Golfers Play A Better Game!

Master Custom Club Fitters

Welcome to Episode 114 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 ClubsYOU Shoot Lower Scores!

Show Notes:

Interview with Mark Vallier – CEO, Master Fitter, and Master Builder with MK Golf Technologies in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Mark shares His Story – how he got started in the custom club fitting business, and how he and Kirk James started their partnership.
  • He talks about how – over the past few years – the custom fitting business at MK Golf Technologies has grown substantially.  He also talks about some of the most important mentors who have helped this growth.
  • Mark shares his thoughts on some of the biggest hurdles golfers have in terms of understanding how true custom club fitting can help them play their best golf.
  • MK Golf has a dedicated club builder – Jamie Watson.  Mark shares how the partnership with Jamie came about – and also talks about the importance of custom club building in true custom club fitting.
  • He shares his views on some of the most satisfying types of custom fittings that they do at MK Golf, and some success stories he has enjoyed the most.
  • Finally – Mark provides some Final Words for golfers to help them play their best – and to custom fitters to help them do their best work to help golfers.

Great Information Mark, Thanks For Sharing!

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about Mark Vallier, MK Golf Technologies

in San Antonio, TXCLICK HERE!

 

I CREATE EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS

YOU SHOOT LOWER SCORES!

TONY

 

113 – The Practicing Mind – Tom Sterner Interview

Apply Principles From “The Practicing Mind”

To Improve YOUR Golf And Life!

The Practicing Mind Welcome to Episode 113 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  Bringing YOU The Custom Club Fitting Experience Of Your Life – AND Lower Scores ALWAYS!

Show Notes:

Interview with Thomas Sterner – author of “The Practicing Mind – Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life.”

  • Tom shares his interesting story – from a 25 year career as an expert concert piano technician and piano rebuilder, to writing the book “The Practicing Mind” – and how these are connected.
  • He shares his journey to learning to play golf well – and some of the principles from his book that helped him to achieve his golfing goals.
  • Tom discusses two of the best chapters from the book – “The Four S Words,” and “Equaniimity and the DOC.”
  • He talks about principles from his book that can help golfers to eliminate – or at least reduce – the impact of negative thoughts on the golf course on a golfer’s performance.
  • Finally – Tom shares some Final Words for listeners to help them improve their golf games and their lives (“The Flower Question!”).

THANKS TOM for sharing valuable insights and information!

Useful Web Links: Learn more about Tom Sterner – CLICK HERE!

Watch “The Practicing Mind” video trailer – CLICK HERE!

Buy “The Practicing Mind” on Amazon.com – CLICK HERE!

Bringing YOU The Custom Club Fitting Experience

Of Your Life – AND Lower Scores ALWAYS!

TONY

 

112 – Hole It! – John Dunigan Interview

John Dunigan’s Great New Book “Hole It!”

Mastering Putting’s 3 Essential Skills!

Hole It! Welcome to Episode 112 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  Bringing YOU The Custom Club Fitting Experience Of Your Life – AND Lower Scores ALWAYS!

Show Notes:

Interview with PGA Master Professional John Dunigan from John Dunigan Golf John teaches at White Manor Country Club in Malvern, PA

  • John shares His Story – how he became a professional golf instructor and what has driven him to learn and share so much about putting instruction.
  • It took him 2 years to write his new book “Hole It!”  He talks about why he wrote this book, and a little about what he learned about himself in the process.
  • John emphasizes a wonderful word REFLECT in the book – he shares the importance of this word to how he coaches golfers to improve their putting (Read, Roll, Reflect!).
  • He states many times in the book that The Putting Stroke Is NOT A Skill.  He talks about the importance of this statement for golfers who want to learn to putt their best.
  • John talks about his belief that the #1 putting skill that golfers need to learn is Speed.  And also about his belief that reading greens is an easy skill to learn.
  • He shares a number of excellent putting speed drills in the book, and talks in particular about one – “USE THE FORCE!”
  • A quote from the book – “I beg you. For the rest of your golfing days, use a ‘ball gate’ or some other feedback device so that you can check line off of your putting agenda.”  John shares why he feels so strongly about this statement.
  • One of the great sections in the book is “How Do You Play Break The Best? Where You Focus Your Attention Is A Very Big Deal!”  He shares how he learned the information in this section of the book and why it is important.
  • Finally, John Shares some Final Words for putting coaches and golfers related to the information in “Hole It!”

What a great new Putting Improvement Resource John – THANKS!

Useful Web Links!

Purchase “Hole It!” from John Dunigan’s web site – CLICK HERE!

Purchase “Hole It!” from Amazon.com – CLICK HERE!

Learn about John’s Putting Training AidsCLICK HERE!

 

Bringing YOU The Custom Club Fitting Experience

Of Your Life – AND Lower Scores ALWAYS!

TONY

 

111 – MORE Golf Shaft Knowledge! – Russ Ryden Interview

MORE Golf Shaft Knowledge

To Help YOU Shoot Lower Scores!

Golf Shaft Knowledge

Welcome to EPISODE 111 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  Bringing YOU The Custom Club Fitting Experience Of Your Life – And Lower Scores ALWAYS!

Show Notes:

Welcome back Russ RydenFit2Score Golf (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX)

AND Golf Shaft Reviews.

  • Russ shares some new knowledge about driver shafts, and also some of his thoughts about the trend to create expensive driver shafts, in the range of $500 or more.
  • There was a quote in Golf Shaft Reviews from Ralph Mann, UST – “…the order of importance in a golf shaft design is tip, mid, torque, and butt.”  Russ shares his thoughts on this statement and its importance for understanding golf shaft performance.
  • There is a technical article in Golf Shaft Reviews titled “Parallel Iron Shafts vs Constant Weight Shafts.”  He shares some takeaways from this article, both for golfers and true custom club fitters.
  • Russ discusses some of the most prevalent iron shaft designs, based on his EI shaft measurements, and how different shaft designs can benefit different types of golfers.
  • He talks about his beliefs that true custom club fitters should Fit For Cause instead of Fitting For Effect (LISTEN CLOSELY TO THIS PART!).
  • Finally, Russ shares some Final Words for golfers and true custom club fitters to help golfers get the most benefit from custom club fitting sessions.

   GREAT Golf Shaft and Custom Fitting Knowledge Russ – THANKS!

Useful Web Links:

Learn about Russ Ryden, Fit2Score Golf in Dallas-Forth Worth, TX – CLICK HERE!

Learn about the Golf Shaft Reviews web site – CLICK HERE!

Learn about Parallel vs Constant Weight iron shafts – CLICK HERE!

 

What’s YOUR Custom Club Fitting Question?

 

Bringing YOU The Custom Club Fitting Experience

Of Your Life – AND Lower Scores ALWAYS!

TONY

 

110 – The Perfect Bend – Jeff Sheets Interview

Creating “The Perfect Bend”

Effective Golf Club Hosel Adjustments!

The Perfect Grind Welcome to Episode 110 of THE Golf Improvement Podcast!  Dedicated to sharing useful information on true custom club fitting, short game improvement, and effective practice techniques.  Bringing YOU The Custom Club Fitting Experience Of Your Life – AND Lower Scores ALWAYS!

Show Notes:

Interview with Jeff Sheets from Jeff Sheets Golf Design.

  • Welcome back Jeff!  He shares how he came to write the book “The Perfect Bend” – which includes valuable basic information about dos and don’ts about golf club bending.
  • He talks about some of the normal materials used for forged and cast iron heads – the pluses and minuses of using these different materials – and how difficult hosel adjustments can be made.
  • There are some irons available that are VERY difficult to adjust for loft and lie.  Jeff shares why some of these materials are used in some modern golf club designs.
  • He discusses how modifying golf club lofts can affect club bounce, and also club offset (and shares some interesting stories!).
  • Jeff briefly discusses some basics of modifying driver, fairway wood, and hybrid lofts and lie angles.
  • He shares how modifying putter lie angles can affect putter toe hang, and how modifying putter loft can affect how a putter can sit on the ground at address.
  • Finally, Jeff shares some Final Words for golfers and custom fitters related to golf club bending and its influence on club performance and Shooting Lower Scores.

Jeff THANKS for writing “The Perfect Bend!”

Useful Web Links:

Learn more about Jeff Sheets and Jeff Sheets Golf Design – CLICK HERE!

Purchase Jeff’s book “The Perfect Bend” – CLICK HERE!

Bringing YOU The Custom Club Fitting Experience

Of Your Life – AND Lower Scores ALWAYS!

TONY

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