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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109 – The Truth About Putting Tempo – David Orr Interview

Learn The Truth About Putting Tempo

To Help YOU Make More Putts!

The Truth About Putting Tempo Welcome to Episode 109 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 David Orr – world renowned putting instructor and creator of The Flatstick Academy – now at Pine Needles in Southern Pines, NC.

  • David shares definitions of Tempo vs. Rhythm, and why understanding the true definitions of these terms is important to putting improvement.
  • He discusses the fact that different devices and technologies measure Putting Tempo differently – and why that knowledge is important.
  • David shares data he and others have collected on measured Putting Tempos for different golfers and putting test distances.
  • He notes that Putting Tempos can vary from golfer to golfer – and shares his belief that there is a relationship between Different Putting Techniques and Different Putting Tempos.
  • Finally – David shares some of his knowledge and experience with Different Putter Designs and how they can influence Putting Tempo.

Thanks David for sharing your knowledge about The Truth About Putting Tempo!

Useful Web Links:

Find a Flatstick Certified Instructor near you – CLICK HERE!

Learn More about David Orr at Pine Needles, NCCLICK HERE!

PLEASE Share Your Comments Below On The Knowledge David Orr Shared In This Podcast!

 

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Of Your Life – AND Lower Scores ALWAYS!

TONY

 

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108 – AimPoint Green Reading PLUS! – Mark Sweeney and Jamie Donaldson Interview

Mark and Jamie Share Insights On

On AimPoint Green Reading And MORE!!

AimPoint Green Reading

Welcome to Episode 108 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 Mark Sweeney – founder and developer of AimPoint Golf, and Jamie DonaldsonEurope’s Senior AimPoint Green Reading Instructor.

  • Mark and Jamie talk about how they first met and started their partnership.
  • They each share their thoughts about the most important benefits of AimPoint Green Reading – and also things that need to happen for more golfers to understand why AimPoint is so valuable to putting improvement.
  • In 2016 an AimPoint Speed Reading Class began to be offered.  Mark and Jamie talk about why and how this class was started, and the importance of practicing and learning the skill of speed control.
  • Recently I learned about an AimPoint Green Mapping Software Effort.  Well, as Mark and Jamie discuss this is not new – and how this is going to help tour pros and other golfers improve their putting performance.
  • They share some of their most recent putting improvement success stories – and there are many!
  • Finally – Mark and Jamie share some Final Words for golfers who want to take their putting performance to the next level, and have more fun on the greens!

So many great insights Mark and Jamie – THANKS!!

Useful Web Links:

To the AimPoint Golf web site – CLICK HERE!

To Jamie Donaldson –  CLICK HERE!

To find an AimPoint InstructorCLICK HERE!

To purchase the AimPoint Speed StripsCLICK HERE!

 

Bringing YOU The Custom Club Fitting Experience

Of Your Life – AND Lower Scores ALWAYS!

TONY

 

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My Putting Yips Experience

My Putting Yips Experience:

Sharing Useful Insights For Golfers

My Putting Yips Experience

Welcome to Episode 107 of THE GOLF IMPROVEMENT PODCAST!  Dedicated to sharing useful information in 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!

 

In this podcast, Tony talks about things he has learned – from his own personal experience with having the putting yips – that can help golfers who have experienced the putting yips!

 

Useful Web Links!

Find a Flatstick Certified Putting Instructor near you – CLICK HERE!

Learn about Bruce Rearick and Burnt Edges ConsultingCLICK HERE!

Learn about Focusband Brain Training for Golf – CLICK HERE!

Learn about the SAM Academy YipsCureCLICK HERE!

Learn about The Putting Doctor’s

Money Back Guarantee Putting Experience  CLICK HERE!

 

Bringing YOU The Custom Club Fitting Experience

Of Your Life – AND Lower Scores ALWAYS!

TONY

 

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106 – Putting Laser Optics! – Rick Wright Interview

Use Putting Laser Optics!

And Improve Your Putting Performance

 

Putting Laser Optics!

Welcome to Episode 106 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:

Get Well Soon Des Mahoney with Des Mahoney Golf!

Interview with putting expert Rick Wright from Wright Putting Dynamics in Spring, TX.

  • Rick shares His Story about how he became a Putting Improvement Instructor.
  • As an introduction to discussing Putting Laser Optics, Rick shares his early experiences with working with Jack Nicklaus to improve his putting.
  • Rick discusses the major benefits of using his Putting Laser Optics tool – and some neat insights about How Great Putters See The Line of their putts!
  • He talks about the different versions of laser optics he has developed – and weaves in some great putting improvement success stories.
  • Finally – Rick provides some final words for golfers on putting improvement – AND discusses his offer for a 25% discount on the Laser Optics V.II Training Package!

Rick THANK YOU for sharing some eye-opening information on Putting Improvement with me and my listeners!

Useful Web Links:

Learn about Rick Wright and Wright Putting DynamicsCLICK HERE!

 

25% Discount To First 10 Who Purchase

The Laser Optics V.II Training Package

Click HERE!   –   and apply this discount code  –   AWRIGHT

 

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Of Your Life – AND Lower Scores ALWAYS!

TONY

 

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