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September 17, 2019
707: Gravity Golf could be the most logical golf swing methods ever introduced, which is why it’s praises have been sung by some of the greatest golfers in the modern era. In part 1 of a surprising 2 part conversation, we speak with Daniel Lee, son of the Founder, David Lee, and one of the lead instructors at the Gravity Golf Schools. Almost by accident, in 1973, the Gravity Golf science was discovered while on the practice tee, but when you hear how it works, you’ll be captivated. Get more at gravitygolf.com, but don’t make any purchases or start the Gravity Golf Challenge until you hear part 2. (SPOILER ALERT) Daniel makes a very generous offer to all Golf Smarter listeners.  Our next giveaway is for a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of autoslash.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is September 22, 2019 Midnight PDT.  This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features a conversation with Dr. Joseph Parent, author of Zen Golf, the most popular mental game book in history. In this episode he introduces us to his new book, “Zen Putting: Mastering The Mental Game Around the Greens”. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
September 10, 2019
706: Jeff Ritter (MTTgolf on Twitter/Instagram. MakeTheTurn on Facebook and YouTube) of Make the Turn Golf (app and mttperformance.com website) is one of our favorite instructors not because he’s the son of a golf instructor or that he’s been teaching since he was 16, it’s because he has a fully integrated approach to making his students better by combining Skill Building, Mindset, Fitness, and Nutrition. In this conversation we talk about how becoming a complete golfer who “plays a game” will outplay someone who is just focused on swing mechanics. Congratulations to Matthew K of Sanford, NC. He's been selected at random to receive a dozen premium used golf balls of his choice courtesy of Sam Hogan and TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Our next giveaway is for a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Autoslash.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is September 22, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features a fascinating conversation with golf course architect Brian Silva on What Makes a Golf Course Great. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
September 3, 2019
705: George Kelly is the CEO of Greenway Golf, a company that specializes in golf course maintenance, management, restoration, and construction. In this conversation we talk about the variety of grasses used on courses and why. We also learn about two of their course projects in Northern California that are special and fun (if you can get on the property). The exclusive Mayacama in the wine country area of Sonoma County, and their Australian Links style course designed by Rees Jones, Corica Park in Alameda. Our next giveaway is for a dozen premium used golf balls of your choice from TWOGUYSWITHGOLFBALLS.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is September 9, 2019 Midnight PDT.   Fred reads a listener email thanking Josh Zander for his incredible instruction that was featured on episode 607, published on 18October, 2017.     This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, #21, we meet the founder of Bird Golf Academy, Jay Ewing. In an earlier episode of Mulligans we met Carey Mumford and heard about his Clear Key System. Bird Golf Academy was where we first met Carey, and they’re still big fans of his mental game approach to better golf. Jay provides insights to Carey’s work and also shares a couple of great tips for better putting and golf. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
August 27, 2019
704: Bob Van Dusen is the only golf instructor in the United States who is teaching the methods we heard about last episode from Brian Sparks called the Easiest Golf Swing that is especially effective for golfers 50 and older. In this conversation we get into more detail and drills on how to achieve better ball striking and you may be shocked to hear tips that may go against everything you’ve heard in the past. Congratulations Jim A of Sao Paulo, Brazil! His name was selected at random to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card from Autoslash.com Our next giveaway is for a dozen premium used golf balls of your choice from TWOGUYSWITHGOLFBALLS.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is August 25, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, #20, is with Scott Strool who has developed a practice session that will help you get the most from your time on the range. Some people suggest that you practice like you play, others emphasize to practice with a purpose. But those don’t necessarily work for everyone. Listen for tips on how to make practice more effective than ever. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
August 20, 2019
703: Surveys show that 60% of all golfers are over 50, yet golf instruction focuses on the power and flexibility of young people. Brian Sparks like Bobby Jones believes that “the whole body is involved” in the golf swing, not just your arms, hips, wrists, etc. Brian has been helping golfers in the UK and France for decades and sees a huge difference from “teaching” (at people) vs “coaching” (for people). From that he’s developed a philosophy that’s evolved from Positive Impact Golf (https://easiestswing.com/our-products/) to Easiest Swing Golf (easiestswing.com). Our next giveaway is for $100 Amazon gift card courtesy of autoslash.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is August 25, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans we meet Dr. Rico Provasoli who wrote a novel called “Golf Between The Ears” (https://ricoprovasoli.me/books/)based on a true story he read in Sports Illustrated. He’s an MD who’s lectured for years on Somatic Reprogramming, which addresses Muscle Memory. Real or Myth? Listen to learn more! Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
August 13, 2019
702: Terry Bradley comes to Golf Smarter by request from a listener who says he went from a 16hcp to 6.9 using he used Terry’s 2-6 Golf Process. Our listener was ready to quit the game altogether when he discovered Terry’s YouTube channel on 2-6 Golf, which stands for 2 swing thoughts for all 6 swing positions. Check out his site at SimpleGolf.org Congratulations Dwayne D of Gresham, OR! His name was selected at random to win a customized Seemore putter courtesy of seemore.com We’re not done yet. Our next giveaway is for another $100 Amazon gift card courtesy of autoslash.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is August 25, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans is going to help you get passed the notion that consistency comes from pounding buckets of balls. The most important tool you have is your body and in this episode we meet Katherine Roberts of Yoga for Golfers, who provides pre and post round stretches that will loosen you up for every round and make it easier to swing freely with less body stress. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
August 6, 2019
701: Kiran Kanwar has spent 25 years researching the movement of the body during a golf swing and has determined that the most effective and efficient swing is actually 95% set-up and 5% backswing. In 1989 she became the 1st female golf teaching professional in India, and has been in the US since studying, writing, and presenting her research. If you’re interested in better performance and reducing the potential for injury, this swing could be for you! Our next giveaway is for a brand new customized SeeMore putter from seemore.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is August 11, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features the Aaron Fagan, a David Ledbetter Senior Instructor. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
July 30, 2019
700: Why is it that we teach beginning golfers the importance of pace vs direction in putting, but then as we continue to play better get hung up on the line? This is part two on the book “The Lost Art of Putting - Introducing the Six Putting Performance Principles”. This episode’s conversation is with Karl Morris calling from just outside Manchester, UK. Congratulations Grant F of Temple, TX! His name was selected at random to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of autoslash.com We’re not done yet. Our next giveaway is for a brand new customized SeeMore putter from Seemore.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is August 11, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features the creator of the Clear Key system, Carey Mumford. Over the years we’ve heard many teachers discuss using this mental approach to better ball contact. Carey has passed away, so it’s really special to hear him describe this system in detail. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
July 23, 2019
699: Putting is an art form that is too often gets lost amidst science. This is the first of two episodes with two different guests who co-authored a book called “The Lost Art of Putting - Introducing the Six Putting Performance Principles”. This episode’s conversation is with Gary Nicol direct from Scotland. Next week we’ll talk to his teaching partner, Karl Morris just outside of Manchester, UK. Our next drawing, back by popular demand is a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of autoslash.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is July 28, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features Dr. Glen Albaugh, professor, sports (& golf) psychologist, golfer, author, on his book “Winning The Battle Within”. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
July 16, 2019
698: Randy Chang is a PGA Professional who grew up playing golf in Hawaii, but like most kids growing up on these islands, the primary sport is surfing. Randy’s developed a method to improve your game that he calls S.U.R.F. for Simplicity/Safety. Understanding. Retention. FUN! Learn more at RandyChangPGA.com Congratulations to our five winners of a Golf Smarter customized Glovelast courtesy of glovelast.com. It’s a great tool to help care for and give added life to your gloves. Our winners from across the USA include: Howard S of University City, MO; Teddy B of Pewaukee, WI; Alex P of Tempe, AZ; Don E of Sharon, MA; and Edward K of Mission Viejo, CA. Our next drawing, back by popular demand is a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of autoslash.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is July 28, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features sports/golf psychologist Dr. Robert K Winters, on his book “The Ten Commandments of Mindpower Golf”. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
July 9, 2019
697: Zach Allen, PGA learned while playing D1 College Golf at USC that trying to make the perfect golf swing was a disaster for his game and competitive edge. Then he fell in love with teaching, and lately has been on the minds and lips of many golfers because of his clear and concise instruction on YouTube (Zach Allen Golf). Host Fred Greene watched just one video and increased his distance by making one simple tweak. Zach’s three part video series called Ball Striking Blueprint .   Make sure to register to win a Glovelast! We’re giving away 5 of these simple tools to increase the life of your golf gloves by 40%! Each winner will get a Glovelast with the Golf Smarter logo courtesy of glovelast.com. Here's a short video intro to Glovelast at GolfSmarterTV. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is July 14, 2019 Midnight PDT.   How would you like a free online copy of Tony Manzoni's video "The Lost Fundamental"? Just submit an honest review of Golf Smarter or Golf Smarter Mulligans at the place where you subscribe to either show. Send your review and where it can be found to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com and once publication is confirmed, we'll send you the private link to the video. Thanks for your support!! This week Golf Smarter Mulligans we talk to the guru of Puttingzone.com, Geoff Mangum. Geoff's knowledge and understanding of better putting is remarkable, which is why he has teachers around the world using his methods. Golf Smarter Mulligans is published on Fridays, subscribe for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Congratulations to Bernd D of Germany who wrote in to share that he finally broke 80! Watch Fred's introduction to Bernd when they played together in Northern California . Are you coming to San Francisco and want to play golf? Send Fred and email and see if we coordinate our schedules.
July 2, 2019
696: Roger Gunn returns to dig deep into the mindset and pre-shot routine of great golfers and explains how the rest of us are not that far from accomplishing more on the golf course. He also touches on the consequences of bold vs conservative targets, and wants us all to know that “it wasn’t necessarily a bad shot, just a judgement error.” Congratulations to Thomas C of Oswego, NY. He's been selected at random to receive a dozen premium used golf balls of his choice courtesy of Sam Hogan and TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Don’t miss our next drawing because this time we’re going to select 5 winners!! Glovelast is a new way to care for and give added life to your gloves. Each winner will get a Glovelast with the Golf Smarter logo courtesy of glovelast.com. Here's a short video intro to Glovelast at GolfSmarterTV. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is July 14, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, features Mike Pederson, a golf exercise expert and fitness trainer providing us with drills on increasing your distance and reducing your pain with golf specific exercises. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply.
June 25, 2019
695: Sam Hogan of TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com returns so that we can open the mailbag and answer your questions and concerns about golf balls, performance, comparisons, best ball for different level of players, used ball quality, and more.   Make sure to register to win a dozen golf balls of your choice from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is June 30, 2019 Midnight PDT. Make sure to tell all your golf buddies about this incredible offer to get an additional 10% EVERY ORDER, EVERY TIME with the checkout code "golfsmarter". Go to twoguyswithgolfballs.com/golf-smarter for more. Offer expires 4/1/20.   How would you like a free online copy of Tony Manzoni's video "The Lost Fundamental"? Just submit an honest review of Golf Smarter or Golf Smarter Mulligans at the place where you subscribe to either show. Send your review and where it can be found to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com and once publication is confirmed, we'll send you the private link to the video. Thanks for your support!! This week Golf Smarter Mulligans focuses on golf fitness and exercise with Mike Pederson. Golf Smarter Mulligans is published on Fridays, subscribe for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Still have a question about golf balls? Submit yours now and we’ll do another full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com
June 18, 2019
694: Christo Garcia’s YouTube channel, MySwingEvolution, has nearly 40K subscribers because he’s studied Ben Hogan’s book and is now teaching “The Classic Golf Swing”. Christo comes us by listener request and you’ll hear why he’s been so successful as he explains how he uses his training in marshall arts, yoga, and ballet to provide complete body awareness through the swing.   Make sure to register to win a dozen golf balls of your choice from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is June 30, 2019 Midnight PDT. How would you like a free online copy of Tony Manzoni's video "The Lost Fundamental"? Just submit an honest review of Golf Smarter or Golf Smarter Mulligans at the place where you subscribe to either show. Send your review and where it can be found to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com and once publication is confirmed, we'll send you the private link to the video. Thanks for your support!! This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is part 2 with Billy Bondaruk on his book “The 7 Myths of Golf”. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours now because we’re doing a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers in a couple weeks. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com
June 11, 2019
693: Karen Palacios-Jansen of CardioGolf.com is a LPGA Master Instructor who has finally addressed one of the hardest shots to practice at home or on the range, and that’s the Uphill/Downhill lie. In this episode she talks to host Fred Greene about her suggested pre-round warm up, but also provides details on the impact that her CardioGolf Slope and Shortee club can have on your game when practicing these frustrating golf shots. Congratulations to Sarah B of Chico, CA. She's the winner of our random drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Autoslash.com. Our next drawing is for a dozen Golf Balls of your choice courtesy of twoguyswithgolfballs.com. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is June 30, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is the start of another 2 part conversation. This time we speak to Billy Bondaruk on his book “The 7 Myths of Golf”. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. This episode of Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are both supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours now because we’re doing a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers in a couple weeks. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com
June 4, 2019
692: Cody Hale of Seemore Putters returns to discuss why getting fit for a putter can be as effective as fitting for a driver or full set of clubs. He also provides tips and insights to warming up on the practice putting green before your next round. Our next giveaway is for a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of autoslash.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is June 11, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is part 2 with Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf, this time we’re discussing Extraordinary Putting. Fred is a teaching icon with a legion of dedicated followers across the globe. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode in a couple weeks with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com
May 28, 2019
691: Josh Zander at ZanderGolf.com believes that there are 3 things you should understand to become a better golfer. Once you understand those, then you can go into your warmup and practice rounds knowing what to work on to improve. Congratulations to Matt C of Roanoke, VA. He's the winner of our random drawing for Tony Manzoni's online video "The Lost Fundamental”. Our next drawing is for a $100 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Autoslash.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is June 11, 2019 Midnight PDT.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is part 1 of 2 with Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf. Fred is a teaching icon with a legion of dedicated followers across the globe. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com
May 21, 2019
690: DJ Watts hits the ball very long, at his intended target, and does it pain free! That’s because he has mastered and teaches what he calls “MCS” or a Mechanically-Correct Swing. He’s studied the swing for years and even though he may not be on the same page as classically trained instructors, his students prefer his results to what they usually hear. Find DJ’s blog and videos at waxgolf.com or on social media @wattsathletix.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, we have a conversation with Jim Delaby on how the average golfer can get into the zone, super zone or no-zone. Subscribe to Golf Smarter Mulligans for free wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is also brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com Our next drawing is for Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever”. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is Mary 26, 2019 Midnight PDT.
May 14, 2019
689: Jim Waldron from Balance Point Golf School returns to go beyond the curing your yips to discuss how our egos get in the way to preventing us from achieving lower scores. His mental game approach will have you thinking about how you’re overthinking each shot.   This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published on Friday, we’re face to face in Pebble Beach with Ben Alexander, the 2004 PGA Teacher of the Year, Northern California Section. You can also listen to Mulligans on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Both this episode and Golf Smarter Mulligans are supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com Congratulations to Tim J of Bolingbrook, IL. He's our winner of his choice of a dozen golf balls, any brand/model, courtesy of TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com. Our next drawing is for Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever”. Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is Mary 26, 2019 Midnight PDT.
May 7, 2019
688: Christina Ricci started playing golf in 2000, and remarkably achieved a 5hcp in only five years. Since then she’s become a dedicated LPGA Certified Teaching professional, has written multiple books , developed numerous training products, contributes to GolfTips Magazine, and has been featured on the Golf Channel. Thanks to a listener suggestion who attended one of her many Make Pars Camps she joins us to talk about chipping, topping the ball, and why teaching women is only slightly different than teaching men. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans we meet Seth Glasco of the SouthPaw Golf Academy, "For Lefties, By Lefties". You can also subscribe to Mulligans on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is supported by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com Our next drawing is for a dozen golf balls of your choice from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is Mary 12, 2019 Midnight PDT.
April 30, 2019
687: The World Golf Hall of Fame is inducting seven incredible golfers in 2019, but only one is being honored for high marks of inspiration, not low scores. This week’s guest, Dennis Walters, was paralyzed from the waist-down at the age of 24 following a golf cart accident. He has since dedicated his career to sharing life lessons and inspiring fans and disabled golfers of all ages through golf clinics and special performances at more than 3,000 global appearances.  Golf Smarter Mulligans is now available in Apple Podcasts! This week's episode, published on Friday, is called “What Exactly Golf Course Management Is, and How a GPS Can Enhance it” featuring PGA Master Professional, Tom Tatnall. You can also listen to Mulligans on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Both this episode and Golf Smarter Mulligans are supported by Autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com Congratulations to Scott K or Lakeville, MN! He's our winner of a brand new, customized SeeMore putter, courtesy of SeeMore.com . Our next drawing is for a dozen golf balls of your choice from TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is Mary 12, 2019 Midnight PDT.
April 23, 2019
686: Jamie Zimron, our golf sensei, returns to discuss the difference of teaching women to play golf vs teaching men. Their likes, dislikes, what resonates, and why it’s different then teaching men. And since Jamie is an activist/feminist/licensed psychotherapist/LPGA Certified Golf Instructor/Marshall Arts master/etc, Fred asks her about Tiger’s victory at The Masters and if she can separate her feelings between the golfer and the man. Golf Smarter Mulligans is now available in Apple Podcasts! This week's episode is called “Once You’re On The Course, How to Go Low” featuring Joe Sievers, Director of Golf. You can also listen to Mulligans on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Some restrictions apply. Have a question about golf balls? Submit yours and we’ll do a full episode with your questions and Sam’s answers. To submit your question/comment, use #golfsmarter on social media, call 415-761-1498, or send it to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com Golf Smarter Mulligans is also supported by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Next episode we announce the winner of a brand new, customized SeeMore putter, courtesy of SeeMore.com . Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019. Deadline for entry is April 28, 2019 Midnight PDT.
April 16, 2019
685: Sam Hogan of TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com returns to update us on what’s new and different about the latest release of the Titleist ProV1 and ProV1x. Also what is the Titleist AVX and who should play that? Costco has finally released their latest Kirkland balls under the radar, and they’re worth looking at for everyone. Since Fred doesn’t have all the best questions, we invite everyone to submit a question about golf balls that’s relevant to your game. Use #golfsmarter or #twoguyswithgolfballs on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Or just send it to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com. Once we have a couple questions, Sam will return to answer them for you. This week on our new Golf Smarter Mulligans podcast our featured interview is with Joe Hallett, the “PGA Instructor of PGA Professional Instructors”. Please keep your eyes open for Golf Smarter Mulligans from your favorite podcast app. You can also hear them on YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! Discount offer expires 4/1/20 This episode is brought to you by autoslash.com who can help you find the lowest rate possible for your next car rental. Enter to win a brand new, customized SeeMore putter, courtesy of SeeMore.com at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019 to win. Deadline for entry is April 28, 2019 Midnight PDT.
April 10, 2019
684: Dr Joseph Parent, author of golf’s best selling mental game book, “Zen Golf” returns to explain how combining your mental game with a fine tuned short game can deliver lower scores than you thought possible. Golf Smarter Mulligans launches this week with episode 1 of Golf Smarter from 2005 with Dr. Joseph Parent! This is a new podcast of your favorite lessons from the first decade of Golf Smarter that are no longer available. Each Friday you’ll get the best golf instruction from your favorite teachers. The best selling golf instruction books were published in 1992 and 1957, so podcast instruction from 2005-2014 can assuredly help to improve your game. Golf Smarter Mulligans is brought to you by TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com where you can buy premium used golf balls, with little to no discernible difference, and at a fraction of the cost of new balls. And FREE shipping! Use “golfsmarter” at checkout to get an additional 10% off every order, every time! We’re also restarting our regular giveaways! Enter at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway2019 to win a brand new, customized SeeMore putter, courtesy of SeeMore.com. Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com This episode is brought to you by DraftKings. Download the DraftKings app or go to DraftKings.com before they tee-off at The Masters on Thursday, April 11th and select your golfers! Use code GOLF SMARTER at sign up to play risk-free in your first contest.
April 2, 2019
683: Greg Hiller is the Director of Instruction at TPC San Antonio. We meet Greg on the eve of the Valero Texas Open that’s played at TPC San Antonio. For the first time, this event has moved up to the warmup spot for The Masters. Greg once qualified for the US Open and didn’t play as well as he hoped, but he shares what he learned from playing and competing at the highest level. This episode is brought to you by autoslash.com, a free service that finds the best price for your next rental car. Secure the best price for your next car rental at autoslash.com. They’re also the generous provider of a $100 Amazon Gift Cards given away to lucky listeners. Congratulations to this week’s winner, Donald Eldridge of Spencerport, NY. Keep your eyes (and ears) open for our two newest podcasts from SmarterPodcasts.com! Next week we launch Golf Smarter Mulligans. From the archives of Golf Smarter, Mulligans offers the best golf instruction from your favorite teachers. These episodes are no longer available, but still have a lot to offer your game improvement. The best selling golf instruction books were published in 1992 and 1957, so podcast instruction from 2005-2014 can assuredly help to improve your game. This week also launches season three of Radio Baseball Cards. Only about two minutes, these are amazing and entertaining stories as told by the greatest baseball players of the Twentieth Century hosted by the late Hall of Fame Pitcher and announcer, Don Drysdale. Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
March 26, 2019
682: Andrew Peterson; President of the Alamo City Golf Trail in San Antonio, TX, joins us to talk about all the great and affordable options of places to play golf in San Antonio. The Alamo City Golf Trail is a combination of 8 public courses owned by the city. Their flagship course, Brackenridge Park, is also the home of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Andrew shares playing tips for his favorite par 4s, par3, and par5 holes at Brackenridge Park. This episode is brought to you by autoslash.com, a free service that finds the best price for your next rental car. Secure the best price for your next car rental at autoslash.com. They’re also the generous provider of three $100 Amazon Gift Cards that we’re giving away over the next few episodes to lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register. Congratulations to this week’s winner, Ken Cestari of Shrewsbury, NJ. Please vote https://goo.gl/forms/6N0fhCZutMXeD33f1 for the name of our new Golf Smarter podcast coming this spring. Each Friday we’re going to provide you with the best instruction from our archives that are no longer available because podcast distributors only carry 250-300 episodes and we have close to 700! Choose between 6 names that you’ve suggested and stay tuned!! Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
March 19, 2019
681: Bradley Putters do more than consistently put the ball in the hole, they tell an intimate story of its owner. Think of a Bradley putter as a fine tuned instrument customized to your exact specs, combined with an heirloom piece of art that can be in your family for generations. Our guest this week is Bradley Converse, a mechanical engineer who spent 10 years designing military equipment to survive nukes (which makes him pretty good at vibrational dynamics), who also has a passion for golf, design, and clearly, science. This episode is brought to you by autoslash.com, a free service that finds the best price for your next rental car. Secure the best price for your next car rental at autoslash.com. They’re also the generous provider of three $100 Amazon Gift Cards that we’re giving away over the next few episodes to lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register. Congratulations to this week’s winner, Bryan Swalley of Centennial, CO. Please vote for the name of our new Golf Smarter podcast coming this spring. Each Friday we’re going to provide you with the best instruction from our archives that are no longer available because podcast distributors only carry 250-300 episodes and we have close to 700! Choose between 6 names that you’ve suggested and stay tuned!! https://goo.gl/forms/6N0fhCZutMXeD33f1 Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
March 12, 2019
680: Jeff Ritter is always a wealth of fabulous information when it comes to the complete package of golf instruction, from mechanics, to nutrition, to the mind-body connection. This week on the Golf Smarter podcast, he returns to provide insights on how we can get back into shape after a long winter for the new golf season. He also is conducting a 2 day golf school in Phoenix at the end of this March. Get more information and sign up at mttperformance.com/programs. If you’re a fan, then make sure to download his MTT (Make The Turn) app (iOS only) in the Apple App Store or at mttgolfapp.com We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners starting next week! Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register. Secure the best price for your next car rental at Autoslash.com This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase.  Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
March 5, 2019
679: A recent article in the Wall Street Journal shed light on home prices falling 25-50% after a Country Club or Golf Community course closes. Our guest this week is Wall Street Journal reporter Candace Taylor who wrote this investigative piece. We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register. Secure the best price for your next car rental at Autoslash.com While traveling through Uganda over the last two weeks, host Fred Greene was amazed to see a golf course in the district of Mbale. Check out his short video of how he discovered it and what he witnessed from the lone golfer on the course. Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available again in either Kindle or paperback format. Pick it up at Amazon https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. If you’re interested in getting the video of the same name, click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com
February 26, 2019
678: Tony Manzoni (RIP) was a great instructor, a great coach, extremely articulate, funny, warm, and a great friend of Golf Smarter. To announce the re-release of his book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” we’re bringing back a couple episodes that got us all hooked on his teaching method. We’re very happy to announce that the book is available again in both paperback ($9.99) and Kindle ($6.99) versions on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. This episode was originally published in October, 2013 as episode #408. We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register.
February 19, 2019
677: After hearing one of our conversations with Tony Manzoni (RIP) Golf Smarter listeners have searched everywhere on the web to purchase his book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” only to come up empty. Previously there were only two places to get the book, our website and Tony’s. So we’re really happy to announce that the book is available again in both paperback ($9.99) and Kindle ($6.99) versions on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7. To remind you of how great he was, we’re replaying two of the 14 episodes featuring Tony this and next week. This week was originally published on July 26, 2011 as episode #291. This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase.  We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register.
February 12, 2019
676 Paul Cervantes is the co-author of the late Tony Manzoni’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever”. Paul joins us to announce that the book is once again available! This time you have a choice of either paperback ($9.99) and Kindle ($6.99) versions on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2WMbYA7 Paul will share what his time with Tony and the process of writing the book together. He also has a new historical novel about JJ McDermott, the first American to win the US Open in 1911 and 1912, then disappeared until 1971. It’s only $4.99 on Kindle and is called John J. McDermott & The 1971 US Open. https://amzn.to/2Sddi07 It’s an incredible story that had to be written as fiction but is based on history because there’s so little information about McDermott. We’re partnering with autoslash.com to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register.
February 6, 2019
675: Val Garay is the Grammy-winning music producer behind hits like, “Bette Davis Eyes” with Kim Carnes and “Handy Man,” with James Taylor. Val’s 100 gold and platinum records, nine Grammy nominations with five Grammy wins is only part of his equation. He's also a golf nut like us. In this conversation with host Fred Greene, Val talks about how he started his passion for the game back in 1981 while laying on a beach in Kona, Hawaii, and his many championships at Riviera Country Club, including the 2016 players championship. He also talks about his playing partners from the music industry like John Baruck (Journey), Kenny G, Huey Lewis and others, as well as being a 5-time player as an amateur in the PGA/ATT Golf Classic. This episode is brought to you by AutoSlash.com the best place to get the lowest prices for car rentals. Once you find the car you want, enter it into their system and they will search the web everyday to help you secure the best rate for the car you want to drive on your next trip. They’re also partnering with us to give away three $100 Amazon Gift Cards to three lucky listeners. Go to GolfSmarter.com/Autoslash to register and learn more about AutoSlash.com
January 29, 2019
674: Cary Valentine returns to share his conversations with PGA Tour players at Hawaii's Sony Open. Not a usual reporter, Cary is a mental game coach for a college golf team and he wants know how faith influences the mental game of some of the best players in the world. Included in these conversations are Zach Johnson, Kenny Perry, Stewart Cink, Jordan Spieth, and Aniban Lahiri. Host Fred Greene’s local course, Peacock Gap in San Rafael, CA is the beta site testing a new food mobile drone that offers on-demand food or beverages service delivered to any player on the course. They don’t expect this will replace the usual beverage cart, but those aren’t always available and this can operate whenever the course has players. Watch the short video here at https://youtu.be/oy0lIszidT4 of interviews and footage of the drone in operation. The audio from all new episodes of Golf Smarter are now available at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. This episode is brought to you by TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
January 22, 2019
673: Golf Rules have changed for 2019 and our featured guest is Joe Foley of the USGA Rules Committee. Now that we heard the How and Why, in Part2, we discuss What the new rules are and break some of them down in more detail as implemented by both the USGA and the R&A. A huge congratulations to Adam Long on his 1st PGA Tour victory. Adam , in only his 6th Tour event, sunk a birdie putt on the final hole to beat Phil Mickleson this past weekend at the Desert Classic. Adam was featured on the show when he and Golf Smarter host Fred Greene played together at a Web.com Pro-Am event in 2015. The entire audio is available as podcast episode 498, but it was recorded as a video and can be seen on our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel at https://youtu.be/oLKURrgnjBI This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
January 16, 2019
672: Golf Rules have changed for 2019 and our featured guest is Joe Foley of the USGA Rules Committee. In Part1 of these next 2 episodes, we discuss what the motivation was for implementing new rules and how they were agreed upon with members of both the USGA and the R&A. Host Fred Greene is always encouraging listeners to get in touch to play 18 holes together. Last week he played with a listener who was visiting Northern California from Germany. You’ll hear part of their conversation on the show, but if you’d like to see the video and photos from their round at The Meadow Club in Marin County, CA check it out at https://youtu.be/kE5HKoNHk-E. The audio from all new episodes of Golf Smarter are now available at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
January 8, 2019
671: The PGA Tour of 2018 was memorable, remarkable, and entertaining. And now that it’s over, it’s time for our annual look at the year through the eyes of radio personality/actor/TV host/podcaster: Matty Blake. This ain’t journalism, it’s just a lot of silly and politically incorrect views of someone who loves golf and everything about it. This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT. This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase.
January 1, 2019
670: Michael Young, M.D. is just as addicted to golf as the rest of us. Unfortunately he’s seen the darker side of what can happen to golfers that lose their temper or are in the wrong spot at the right time. To start our 14th year of Golf Smarter we’re joined by Dr. Young for a brief visit to share a couple of stories that are fun to repeat…unless it happened to you! One of these stories comes from his new book “The Illness of Medicine: Experiences of Clinical Practice” This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT. If you live in or around San Antonio, TX could you please write to Fred with suggestions of courses to play when he visits for his annual golf buddy spring trip at the end of March 2019? If you'd like to play with Fred while he's there, please let him know when you're available and where you'd like to play! Write to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com
December 25, 2018
669: Reading greens can be the most frustrating and aggravating element in golf. How many times have you said “I didn’t see that break” or “That broke a lot different than what I saw!”? No more! The Golf Scope AR App on your new phone will read the green and show you the exact break to make any putt. Our guest this week is the founder/CEO/developer Ryan Engle who walks us through the application and how to make it work for you. Currently it’s only available for iPhone, but the Android version is coming out in 2019. There’s also a VR version on the horizon! There’s a link on our blog at GolfSmarter.com/golfscope of a short video showing our random selection and a final message of the year from Fred. !!!Congratulations to Tom Oliver of Hoover, AL!! Tom has won our last prize of the year, an over the phone fitting and a new customized Seemore Putter courtesy of seemore.com, CEO Jim Grundberg, and Director of Tour Operations, Cody Hale…thanks so much for your generosity!  This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.. This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase.
December 18, 2018
668: Cody Hale Director of Tour Operations for Seemore putters is this week’s guest. As we prepare to give a customized Seemore Putter as our weekly giveaway Grand Prize, host Fred Greene invited Cody to tell us more about “RifleScope Technology”, the benefits, and unique designs of Seemore Putters. If you might win a Seemore Putter next week, then you’ll definitely want to watch the interview from the Seemore Studio at https://youtu.be/mtYJ-xj2KN4 Registration to win a Seemore Putter is open till Midnight PT/3am ET Sunday, December 23 at golfsmarter.com/giveaway. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  This is your last chance to register to win our final prize to be announced on the episode of December 25, 2018. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. The final deadline to register is this Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Midnight PT/3aET.  This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
December 11, 2018
667: Ian Clark is a golf instructor just outside of London who quotes instructors he hears on Golf Smarter to his students. Over the years he’s found the Golf Smarter podcast as a great resource to learn more about other instructor’s philosophies to teach the game. In this Skype conversation, Ian talks about achieving consistency, if lifting your head is really a problem or not, and that “contact is king”. There are only two more prizes left in our weekly giveaway, so make sure you check out the updates to our prizes including a year long subscription to Decade Golf, and finally on December 25 we’ll announce the winner of a customized Seemore Putter! Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
December 4, 2018
666: Tripp Davis practices golf architecture with an unparalleled passion for being a craftsman and a golfer. He approaches design, renovation, and restoration of golf courses around the world by challenging the visual effect of the game through architecture and strategic details. In his return to Golf Smarter, he and host Fred Greene discuss the state of golf course development around the world, whether he designs for amateurs or the Tour, and how thinking like an architect would improve every round for every golfer. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Suwat P of Pleasant Hill, CA who just won our Golf Smarter Championship Toolkit. There are only two more prizes left in our weekly giveaway, so make sure you check out the updates to our prizes including a year long subscription to Decade Golf, and finally on December 25 we’ll announce the winner of a customized Seemore Putter! Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG.com! Get an extra 20% off apparel with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at checkout. See the great selections at TGW.com/golfsmarter. Some exclusions apply. Excludes all Titleist, FootJoy, Under Armour items and select NIKE items. Cannot be combined with other discount offers. Due to manufacturer policies, some other items may also be excluded. Ends 2/5/19 at 11:59 PM CT.
November 27, 2018
665: Stats. Friend or Foe?  For those who want to take guesswork out of course strategy there’s a proven system that combines shot patterns and scoring data to optimize your target selection, improve your golf performance, and lower your scores. If you’ve been a listener for awhile, then you’ve heard multiple guests tell host Fred Greene that he has to get Scott Fawcett of the Decade Golf System App on the podcast. Scott doesn’t disappoint in this longer than usual episode that covers Scott's fascinating history and how the app can help golfers of every skill level.  WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Jim C of Dallas, TX who just won the five books from author and long time Golf Smarter listener, Richard E Todd. There are only three more prizes left in our weekly giveaway, so make sure you check out the updates to our prizes including our exclusive Golf Smarter Championship Toolkit, a year long subscription to Decade Golf, and finally on December 25 we’ll announce the winner of a Seemore Putter! Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Click here for this week's incredible Holiday Shopping deals.
November 20, 2018
664: Golf Smarter isn’t just the name of this podcast, it’s how we play! This week author Jon Sherman, of “101Mistakes All Golfers Make” comes on to break down his recent article “7 Important Habits of Highly Effective Golfers”. This isn’t a lot of new information for Golf Smarter listeners, but a great reminder and recap of all the issues we discuss regularly on this podcast. It’s great to be reminded of what we need to excel and the game we love. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Vince M of Ithaca, NY who just won an online low back pain assessment from lowbackpaincenter.com and Thomas Malchow. There are only four more prizes left in our weekly giveaway, so make sure you check out the updates to our prizes including our exclusive Golf Smarter Championship Toolkit and a year long subscription to Decade Golf. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  This episode is brought to you by our partner TWG! Click here for this week's incredible Holiday Shopping deals. This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase.
November 13, 2018
663: Martin Chuck is a phenomenal instructor and the inventor of some of the most popular golf training aids ever created. Nearly 200,000 golfers around the world use the Tour Striker clubs, and without any requests or sponsorship deals, the Tour Striker SmartBall is regularly used by a significant number of Tour players, including Major winners Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Graham McDowell, Darren Clark, and Jimmy Walker. In this episode we discuss getting online lessons, the value of training aids, and having one club in your bag that you hate! WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Alex P of Tempe, AZ who just won an online lesson from Martin Chuck of TourStriker.com Each week we’re giving away a different prize including free online lessons, a SeeMore putter, and more. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  This Sunday, watch @Golf Smarter Facebook Live and follow @GolfSmarter on Instagram as our four winners: Gary McCormick of San Jose, Scott Duffy of Milpitas, Conrad Branson of Greenbrae, and Edward Spurr of Sacramento, and their "caddies" all join host Fred Greene for Topgolf Crush in San Francisco's AT&T Park. That's live on Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:10aPT / 1:10pET. This episode is brought to you by our newest sponsor TWG! Click here for this week's Black Friday / Cyber Monday incredible deals. This episode is also brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Go to PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out Fred's favorites and for complimentary shipping and a free golf cap with your first purchase.
November 6, 2018
662: Chris Finn has just presented 2+ years of research at TPI's annual World Golf Fitness Summit. After studying amateur golfers between ages 10-68, he and his team at Par4Success.com have established the top three tests related to swing speed. If you’re interested in increasing your swing speed up to 50%, depending on your age, in only 12 weeks, then you will find this interesting and helpful. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Michael R of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada who just won an online lesson from Mark Durland of DurlandGolf.com. Each week we’re giving away a different prize including free online lessons, a SeeMore putter, and more. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  Congratulations to Gary McCormick of San Jose, CA! He is our first listener to confirm he's joining us for Topgolf Crush in San Francisco, can’t wait to meet you! Hey Kenneth Cestari of Shrewbury, NJ, Conrad Branson of San Francisco, Steven Hollar from Stanley, NC, you each have till 5pPT, Monday, November 12 to RSVP. If you can’t make it or don't RSVP, your space will be forfeited. Prizes are not transferable. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Thank you so much for your tax deductible donations to the Tony Manzoni Memorial Golf Smarter fund. Tony Manzoni passed away on 10/13/18. This fund for The First Tee of Coachella Valley benefits the children in the Palm Springs, Palm Desert greater area. For details please visit golfsmarter.com/tony to learn more, make donations, and visit many articles, tributes, podcasts, and videos that have featured Tony.
October 30, 2018
661: Thomas Malchow founded the Low Back Pain Center and has helped Olympic and Professional athletes. Learn causes and triggers that contribute to low back pain for golfers. Thomas provides online consultations and assessments and has contributed one for an upcoming Golf Smarter weekly giveaway prize.  This is the final week to enter for a spot at Topgolf Crush! 4 winners will join Fred Greene in San Francisco on Sunday, 11/18/18 to hit balls and more at AT&T Park. Deadline to enter is this Midnight, Sunday, 11/4/18. Prizes are not transferable. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Restrictions apply. Details and registration at golfsmarter.com/topgolf. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Brian H of Hartland, WI who just won two books on Peak Performance from Scott Ford. Each week we’re giving away a different prize including free online lessons, a SeeMore putter, and more. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. Some restrictions apply, see details at golfsmarter.com/giveaway.  Thank you so much for your warm thoughts and tax deductible donations to the Tony Manzoni Memorial Golf Smarter fund. Tony Manzoni passed away on 10/13/18. Any size donation is greatly appreciated, because It only takes $140 to give a child a scholarship that includes: • Three 8-week sessions of lessons and one free Summer Camp • Unlimited Access to the First Tee of Coachella Valley facility. • Free course play • 1 bucket of balls per child, per day • Equipment use including golf clubs…and more! Please visit golfsmarter.com/tony to learn more, make donations, and review articles, tributes, podcasts, and videos that have featured Tony.
October 23, 2018
660: Mark Durland of durlandgolf.com and Naples Grande Golf Club in Naples, FL has been named to the Golf Top 100 Teachers in America and a 2015 Golf Digest Best Teachers of Florida. He has a really useful tip on improving your distance control for lag putting by breaking each putt into three zones which is the subject of this week's conversation.  WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Alan M of Florence, OR who just won an online lesson courtesy of Josh Zander of zandergolf.com Deadline to enter our weekly prize giveaway at golfsmarter.com/giveaway is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  We're also giving away 4 spots at Topgolf Crush for those who are in or will be in the San Francisco area on 11/18/18. Winners will join Fred Greene to hit balls, receive gifts, and have some fun at AT&T Park. Deadline to enter is Sunday, 11/4/18. If selected and you can’t make it, your space will be forfeited. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Restrictions apply. Details and registration at golfsmarter.com/topgolf. To follow up on our recent announcement that our great friend and teacher, Tony Manzoni passed away on 10/13/18. We have set up a Tony Manzoni Memorial Golf Smarter Fund with the First Tee of Coachella Valley. All tax deductible donations will benefit youth golf in the Palm Springs/Indio County area of Southern California. We have been assured that all donations will support programs, equipment, in-school and after-school programs so that more children can also learn golf’s inherent values. We have setup a page at golfsmarter.com/Tony to make donations and it will also feature articles, tributes, podcasts, and videos that have featured Tony.
October 16, 2018
659: Josh Zander, a Golf Top 100 Teacher in America returns to discuss common mistakes that we all see and make on the course and in our club selection. In this episode he also discusses what his online lesson entails and what you get from it. To register your name go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Vince S of Windsor, CO who just won a set of ShoeTips thought reminders courtesy of ShoeTips.com Each week we’re giving away a different prize including free online lessons, a SeeMore putter, and more. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.  We're also giving away 4 spots at Topgolf Crush for those who are in or will be in the San Francisco area on 11/18/18. Winners will join Fred Greene to hit balls, receive gifts, and have some fun at AT&T Park. Deadline to enter is Sunday, 11/4/18. If selected and you can’t make it, your space will be forfeited. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Restrictions apply. Details and registration at golfsmarter.com/topgolf. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Get 20% off your first order at MackWeldon.com with “GolfSmarter” at checkout. It’s with great sadness that our great friend Tony Manzoni passed away on 10/12/18. We'll be forever grateful for his warmth, insights, and friendship. Hear Tony on episodes 251, 254 (republished as #617), 291, 328, 408, 409, 437, 438-39, 456, 457, 594, 595, and 613. Thank you Tony. We’ll miss you.
October 9, 2018
658: Topgolf has taken the golf industry by storm, introducing more new golfers to the game than any other program developed. They have a new weekend pop-up program in the USA called Topgolf Crush at various ballparks and stadiums. In this episode we speak with Jeehae Lee of Topgolf and Joey Nevin of the SF Giants about their partnership for Topgolf Crush for a weekend this November. Sounds like fun? Here’s your chance to play there on Sunday November 18! Four lucky listeners will join Fred Greene to hit balls, receive gifts, and have some fun at AT&T Park. Deadline to enter is Sunday, November 4. Winners announced that week. If selected and you can’t make it, your space will be forfeited. Transportation and accommodations NOT included. Restrictions apply. Details and registration at golfsmarter.com/topgolf.    WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Scott J of Mount Barker, South Australia. Scott has won an online lesson from Patrick Parrish, 2016 NCPGA Teacher of the Year.  Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, and more. Go to golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner at GolfSmarter.com to enter and win. Deadline is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode is brought to you by Peter Millar. Use this link at PeterMillar.com/golfsmarter to check out my favorite Peter Millar styles and to receive complimentary shipping and a free golf cap!
October 2, 2018
657: Jamie Zimron, our Golf Sensei returns to talk about the importance of positive energy in making yourself a better golfer. Don’t berate yourself up by focusing on “What am I doing wrong”, to get much better results focus on “What am I doing right?!” Jamie is available to all Golf Smarter listeners for face-to-face or online lessons. Find out more at KiAiGolf.com, writing to her at jamie@KiAiGolf.com, or she’ll take your call at 760-492-GOLF (4653).    WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Dean K of Columbia, SC. Dean has won an online lesson from Jamie Zimron. Our next prize is another online lesson, this time with 2016 NCPGA Teacher of the Year, Patrick Parrish (episode 652). Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Tommy John. Head over to TommyJohn.com/golfsmarter for 20% off your first order of the most comfortable men’s and women’s underwear you’ll ever wear.
September 25, 2018
656: Dean Knuth, retired inventor of the USGA’s Rating/Slope system, is also scientist/tinkerer who has created Drivers/Fairway Woods/Hybrids that allow amateur golfers to get the ball in the air more often, go straighter and farther than most other brands. The technology utilized is called the 3 Trampoline effect that is now legal according to USGA specs. The wild thing is that these High Heat 257+ are the ONLY clubs on the market with this adjustment specifically for mid-high handicap golfers. We’ve heard about these clubs on previous episodes, but now the new line is available for purchase. Golf Smarter listeners get a 15% discount on all three of these models when you answer “where’d you hear about us?” with “golfsmarter” when checking out at HighHeatGolf.com. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to John Stevens of Westminster, CO. Stephen has won a custom fit 3, 5, or 7 High Heat 257+ Fairway Wood…his choice courtesy of HighHeatGolf.com. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
September 18, 2018
655: Henrik Jentsch is a disciple of Geoff Mangum, is a certified Putting Zone instructor, and has been a Golf Smarter listener for more than a decade. “I’m able to pass along the information I get from your instructors to my students!”  He followed the weekly request to reach out to our host by suggesting another interview subject. But Fred quickly realized that Henrik had a lot of valuable information to provide and was invited to be on the show from Germany.  He provides a lot of great information on calibrating a green for your stroke and a couple of helpful drills. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Alan G of Venice, FL. Alan has won the leather cover and 5-pack courtesy of Ray Campbell  of GolfSteady.com that we heard about last episode. You can secure one of these very cool packages for yourself at a significant discount. Instead of the usual $99, you can get the Leather Cover and 5-Pack of Golf Steady v2.0 for only $64.95 with coupon code “golfsmarter”.  Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
September 11, 2018
654: So many golf shots by amateurs are lost because of poor club choices. It’s lack of preparation that leads to the wrong decisions. That’s why you see pros refer to that leather book in their back pockets many times during a round. Now there’s a battery-free, app-free, and internet-free (yes, it's pen/pencil & paper) tool that gives you a competitive edge on unfamiliar courses. The combination of Golf Steady 2.0 along with the free Google Earth Pro will help you make informed decisions from tee to green. Our guest is Ray Campbell who is offering the Leather Cover and a 5-pack of Golf Steady v2.0, usually $99.95 for only $64.95 for Golf Smarter listeners with the coupon code “golfsmarter” at GolfSteady.com.   Or you can win this package next episode by registering right now at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway! WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Temet P of San Diego, CA. Temet has won an hour long online lesson with Jim Waldron of Balance Point Golf Schools. Hear more on episode 653.  Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
September 4, 2018
653: Jim Waldron, The Yips Whisperer of Balance Point Golf schools returns to share his globally recognized specialty: The Yips. Jim has successfully helped scores of golfers to overcome their chipping, pitching, putting, and full swing yips issues, which is why he continues to be featured on Golf Smarter. In this episode he breaks down the root causes of the Yips and explains how to eliminate them from your mind and your game! Jim also offers to giveaway an hour lesson to a Golf Smarter listener via Skype chat after you send him a video of your swing. Enter now to win at GolfSmarter.com/giveaway! WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Heidi Z of Christiana, PA. Heidi has won a Live Remote Coaching Session to increase her flexibility and strength courtesy of Katherine Roberts of YogaForGolfers.com from episode 651.  Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
August 28, 2018
652: Patrick Parrish, 2016 NCPGA Teacher of the Year returns to share the four principles of CORRECT putting, in addition to providing us with tips and drills on how to improve our short game.  WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Wayne M of Lindell Beach, BC, Canada. Wayne has won “The 8 Champion Personality Traits for Golf” Assessment, a 1/2 hour review, and professional advice courtesy of Jon Stabler, of GolfPsych.com from episode 649.  Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
August 21, 2018
651: Katherine Roberts, returns after a long hiatus from Golf Smarter to remind us about the importance of flexibility. Katherine is a pioneer and leader in the field of yoga-based fitness for golf. Her unique and highly effective approach blends yoga, science, and proprietary golf-specific conditioning strategies into one powerful methodology she calls Yoga For Golfers. Katherine is a regular contributor on the Golf Channel and Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio. Among her many appearances across a number of The Golf Channel’s prominent TV shows, she co-hosted a show with Roger Fredericks based on her second book, Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes.  Golf Smarter host Fred Greene appeared on an episode as one of her test dummies. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Eric B of Apex, NC. Eric has won a set of ShoeTips thought reminders. If you’d like to get one for yourself or as a gift, Golf Smarter listeners get 25% your order at ShoeTips.com.  Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway to enter. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Tommy John. Head over to TommyJohn.com/golfsmarter for 20% off your first order of the most comfortable men’s and women’s underwear you’ll ever wear.
August 14, 2018
650: Tom Sims is Director of Golf at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, CA. Silverado, a Troon managed course, is home to the Johnny Miller Academy and hosts the Safeway Open PGA Tour Stop. Tom is a well seasoned teaching veteran and in this episode he provides insights on Johnny Miller’s Top 10 Tips and explains the difference between a weak grip and a strong grip, and how each can impact your ball flight. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to Sharon F of Franklin, TN. Sharon has won a free online lesson from former Tour player and guest on episode 646; Roger Gunn, PGA. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re giving away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener.  Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
August 7, 2018
649: Jon Stabler and his partner at GolfPsych.com have conducted comprehensive personality assessments of more than 400 Tour players and have come up with a report and book they call “The 8 Traits of Champion Golfers: How to Develop the Mental Game of a Pro”. 21 of their clients have combined for 31 Major victories and Jon tells about shares the path to success for those players, including Gary McCord. As they say on their website, “Golf is a unique blend of physical skill and mental fortitude. Swing training and short game training can only get you so far.” This is a longer than usual episode at about an hour, but I’m confident that you will get tremendous value from his insights. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Congratulations to our first winner David P of Ellettsville, IN. He’s won 3 audiobooks courtesy of Dr. Joseph Parent: “Zen Golf”, “Zen Putting”, and “Golf: The Art of the Mental Game”. Each week through the end of 2018, we’re going to do a random drawing and give away a different prize to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
July 31, 2018
648: Pat O’Brien, putting coach to Zach Johnson, Payne Stewart, KJ Choi, Stewart Cink, Vaughn Taylor, and Kelly Craft returns for part two of our conversation on putting. This time we dig into Pat’s instruction on how to have the perfect putting grip by getting the club into your fingers, not your palms. And there are a number of putting myths that so many of us believe to be true, but are not really aware of how they can be leading to extra strokes. After watching round 3 of the Open Championship at Carnoustie this year, we were witness to some amazing putting prowess by Zach Johnson. So we invited CEO of SeeMore putters, Jim Grundberg, to return to share what it felt like to see Zach shine with his SeeMore putter. WIN! WIN! WIN!! Starting this week and running through the end of 2018, we’re going to do a random drawing and give away a prize each week to a lucky Golf Smarter listener. Prizes include free online lessons from some of your favorite Golf Smarter instructors, a SeeMore putter, a High Heat 257+ Fairway Metal, books, DVDs, and more. Go to https://golfsmarter.com/giveaway or click on the “Enter Here” banner on the top of GolfSmarter.com and enter and win. Once you register, you’re eligible for every prize, every week. Deadline for that week’s entry is Midnight PT/3aET each Sunday. The winner will be announced by random drawing at the end of each new episode. Some restrictions apply, see details on our website.
July 24, 2018
647: Pat O’Brien has been the putting coach for Payne Stewart, Zach Johnson, KJ Choi, Stewart Cink, Vaughn Taylor, and Kelly Craft to name just a few. He’s also a brand ambassador for SeeMore putters. Did you happen to notice the amazingly long putts that Zach Johnson sunk on Saturday at this year’s Open Championship at Carnoustie? Yes, he’s still using a SeeMore putter! In the first of two episodes with Pat, we learn the history of how he became the caddy, putting coach, and close friend of Payne Stewart, why he chose to coach over being a Tour Pro, and why he is such a big fan of the SeeMore putters. In episode 644 with Dr. Joe Parent, he mentioned ShoeTips as a way to stay focused on only one or two swing thoughts during your round. The folks at ShoeTips.com have made a generous offer of 25% off your purchase with the checkout code “golfsmarter”. I’ve used them a couple times now, and they definitely have saved me some strokes. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
July 17, 2018
646: Roger Gunn, PGA returns to discuss his love of practice and what he does on the range vs how he warms up before a round. We also talk a lot about putting, drills, apps (HUDL Performance) and more. He shares a crazy story of when he was had a late teetime for the US Open so he took his time getting to the course. Just before he arrived, he realized that his favorite putter was back at the house. If there’s anything that can test your mental game, it’s feeling rushed at the first tee. Roger invites you to follow him on Instagram at RogerGunnGolf or his YouTube channel is "gunnsmoke". In the beginning of the episode we talk about a product that Roger endorsed years ago that I've been using for a long time. It's called Check-Go sweetspot finder and it finds the centrifical center of the ball and allows you to put a line right on the true equator of the ball for a better roll.
July 10, 2018
645: Jim Venetos has developed a substantial following of golf students and YouTube subscribers with what some consider one of the most unique ball striking methods being taught today. It starts with “Stillness” and results in a nice, tight draw right where you want the ball to go. As if you’re starting from the top of your golf swing, Jim puts you in a closed stance and works with you in person or via video analysis so that you can succeed. And once you’ve got all the tools needed to make corrections on your own, you graduate and play better golf. In this episode we discuss the benefits of “stillness” and how to apply his teachings in your short game and putting as well. Find Jim and sign up for his help at jimvenetosgolfacademy.com
July 3, 2018
644: Dr. Joseph Parent, best-selling author of the most popular book on golf’s mental game “Zen Golf: Mastering The Mental Game” makes his twelfth appearance on Golf Smarter. (Check out his other incredibly helpful interviews on episodes #1,70, 77, 221, 222, 300, 331, 332, 382, 383, 521). He’s been the mental coach for numerous PGA and LPGA Tour players including Vijay Singh and Cristie Kerr in addition to countless up and coming golfers. If he can help the best players in the world on their mental approach to better golf, imagine what he can do for you. And this episode doesn’t disappoint. We talk about how reacting to your shot has an impact on your next one, the pre-shot and post-shot routines, putting, and his exclusive PARR approach to golf “Preparation. Action. Response to Results”. These are my favorite types of interviews because they can have an immediate impact on your next round, whether you’re practicing a lot or only hit balls when you play. He also introduces us to a fun new mental game golf product called Shoe Tips   This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
June 26, 2018
643: TwoGuysWithGolfBalls.com sells premium used golf balls at the lowest prices. These balls aren’t those you find in the woods, either. Every ball is hand inspected and graded into 3 categories: Eagle; Birdie; Par. Eagle grade are basically brand new balls, but may have a logo on them. How clean are they? Let’s define a “used” golf ball…Pull a brand new, expensive ball out of the sleeve. Tee it up and swing. THAT’S now a used golf ball. This week’s conversation is with Sam Hogan, one of the founders of this company that also donates a portion of their sales to Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation.  At the time of this writing, a new box of Titleist Pro V1 on golfballs.com is $48. twoguyswithballs.com sells them for $24. And for a new box of 2015 Pro V1 (you’ll learn the difference here) is only $19!! SAVE an additional 15% on any purchase from twoguyswithgolfballs.com at checkout with code “golf smarter 15”, and that includes balls or any of their membership clubs. These are savings you can’t afford to miss. Tell all your friends about the discount. And please make sure that they also check out the podcast!
June 19, 2018
642: Many golf pros prefer a playing lesson over driving range lessons. This gives them a chance to see how you handle yourself in difficult situations and get a better sense of your thought process on the course. In this week’s episode we talk to Grant Shafranski from his base in Minneapolis. Grant takes us through a couple of holes with an imaginary average player and shares his insights from tee to green on how to make better decisions that will help lower scores. He also provides tips on how to get close to the hole from around the green. You can find the Grant Shafranski Golf Academy page on Facebook or he teaches at the North Oaks Golf Club in the greater Minneapolis area. The episode we teased last week about golf balls is going to be next week. So DO NOT buy any golf balls until you listen to episode 643 with Sam Hogan. You'll learn more about the best ball for your game and how to save a LOT of money in the process.
June 12, 2018
641: The iconic image of Payne Stewart winning the 1999 U.S. Open is etched into our collective golf memories forever. Did you know that he only won twice on the Tour between his 1991 and 1999 US Open victories? One of those wins was also in 1999, which is the year he switched to a SeeMore putter. SeeMore was also the winning putter for both of Zach Johnson’s Majors at the 2007 Masters and his incredible clutch putting performance at the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews. SeeMore can help you too because of their patented RifleScope Technology (RST) which allows you to set up to the putter perfectly each and every time in relation to your intended target line. Our guest is the CEO of SeeMore, Jim Grundberg who talks about the history and design of the putter and how it’s heaven sent for amateur golfers. Tell them Golf Smarter sent you at SeeMore.com and get a free hat or t-shirt. Pay only $25 to have your initials etched in your new SeeMore putter (normally $40).  This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel.
June 5, 2018
640: This week we go up to the coast to play Ocean Dunes Golf Links in Florence, OR. Our guest is Bob Rannow, PGA, a native of Oregon who has been teaching and working in his home state since he was 14. Bob gives us an overview of Oregon coastal courses and get a TeeTour of Ocean Dunes Golf Links. The second half of our conversation covers his tournament history and tips and insights to play better at links style courses. If you’d like to see photos of Ocean Dunes, there’s a video from the first part of our conversation on our GolfSmarterTV channel. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Fred answers a question about trying the new High Heat 257+ clubs from KnuthGolf.com (episode #637). Once Fred receives his review clubs from Knuth Golf, he’s going to take them to his favorite club fitter, Nick Manzano (episode #405), and put them up against his Callaway XHot Driver, 4 wood, and Ping Hybrids on the trackman computer system to see if these clubs do go farther and straighter than clubs that were fit specifically for Fred’s game. Fred and Nick did a video of a fitting that is one of the most popular videos at GolfSmarterTV If you have a question for about your game, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
May 29, 2018
639: Golfers who love to travel say that the Bandon Dunes Resort of courses on the Oregon coast rival the legendary courses of the UK.  But for those who are a little more budget conscious there are still plenty of fabulous options throughout the state of Oregon. From Portland, to Eugene, playing the Coast, to Bend and back to Medford/Klamath Falls. The courses that populate Oregon are not only challenging and beautiful, they have tremendous history too. In this week’s episode we learn more about Oregon golf from Casey Mills, curator of OregonCourses.com who shares stories and tips on where, and when, to play in Oregon. We’re taking a break from the Golf Smarter Academy this week to give Tony Manzoni a well needed rest. If you have a question about your game, let us help! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
May 22, 2018
Josh Zander made a big impression with Golf Smarter listeners last October (2017 episodes #607 & #608) when he allowed us to record his short game clinic. We also have some really good videos on our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel from that clinic. “Getting Your Golf Pitch Shot Up in the Air” and “Block Practice vs Situation Practice”. In this episode our conversation is on Distance & Direction from both the fairway and the green. He also has some great drills to improve your long lag putts. This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by Peter Millar Golf. Head over to PeterMillar.com/GOLFSMARTER to check out some of my Peter Millar favorites. Use this link and you'll receive complimentary shipping and a free hat valued at $30! Peter Millar is a premium American lifestyle brand featuring a wide range of casual sportswear, tailored menswear, and luxury performance golf apparel. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Fred from CA isn’t sure if getting fitted for a putter is as valuable as a regular club fitting. If you have a question for about your game, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
May 15, 2018
637: Dean Knuth, the Pope of Slope, first introduced us to his retirement project back in 2016. Now, the High Heat Drivers, Fairway Woods, and Hybrids just got hotter! In 2016 the USGA permitted a conforming golf face to have a much higher “trampoline” effect, known as CT, on the toe and heel of the club face so that you don’t lose any distance or accuracy with mishits. Get all the details at KnuthGolf.com and make sure you take advantage of our exclusive discount! Save 15% when you let them know at checkout that you heard about the new High Heat 257+ clubs on Golf Smarter! This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Allen from Atlanta is struggling with hitting the ball of the toe of the club and wants advice from Tony. Maybe he should get that 15% discount on a couple new High Heat 257+ clubs that we just discussed on the episode! If you have a question for Fred, Tony, or any other past Golf Smarter guests, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
May 8, 2018
Rob Labritz is the Director of Golf at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, NY who has competed in five PGA Championships. He’s also made routine appearances on the Golf Channel. In his conversation with host Fred Greene, Rob has fabulous advice on correcting common amateur problems like hooking and slicing. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Dustin from Canada has a detailed question on his setup and swing with his driver. If you have a question for Fred, Tony, or any other past Golf Smarter guests, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
May 1, 2018
Tony Jaklin was the most successful British player of his generation, winning two Majors, and four time European Team Ryder Cup Captain. But now in his 70s he’s trying something new. Along with Shelby Yastrow, Tony has co-authored “Bad Lies: A Story of Libel, Slander, & Professional Golf”. We talk to Tony about his career and this really compelling book. Shelby, a retired attorney joins us to complete the conversation.  The book is being released on the same day as this podcast, so get your copy now! This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Ron from Northern Virginia calls in with a question for Tony about club fitting, and another for host Fred Greene about Lincoln Park Golf Course in San Francisco. If you have a question for Fred, Tony, or any other past Golf Smarter guests, let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
April 24, 2018
Don Byers was playing golf with his buddies when one of them was so impressed by his play that asked Don to join the college golf team where he coached. Even though Don's eligible to play college sports, he’s kinda busy with work and his grandchildren!! But now he’s also a college student (ugh) and playing for the Bellevue Bruins (wow). This is one of the stories Fred can’t pass up because it’s just crazy enough to work on Golf Smarter. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Bernd from Germany has called the Academy back because he’s still struggling to break 80. Our Academy Professor, Tony Manzoni has important advice that will work for all golfers, no matter if you’re trying to break 100 or 70!  What about you? Let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
April 17, 2018
Mike Jick is a PGA Teaching Professional who started his career in golf as a LPGA Tour Caddie and also got some time on the bag on the Tour. In this episode Mike shares stories from inside the ropes of his lessons, embarrassments, and what he learned that has made him a better golfer. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, David is having issues with casting his clubs and asks our Academy Professor, Tony Manzoni for drills and tips on how to stop.  What about you? Let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
April 10, 2018
632: Dave Pelz, returns for part 2 of our conversation about the fun and tremendous benefits of having a backyard practice area. Before the episode we open with an impressive recap of Dave’s MASTERS predictions. In the full interview, Dave shares his favorite games, tips, and drills to practice that will improve your putting, chipping and pitching skills and lead to lower scores. Even if you don’t have your own area to practice at home, this advice can be used anytime you practice or warm up before a round. Have you seen his amazing backyard?  This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Rick from Florida returns with a follow up question to the advice he received from our Academy Professor, Tony Manzoni a few weeks ago. What about you? Let us help with your game or equipment! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Even if you want to ask another golf instructor who’s been on Golf Smarter before, we’re here to help! Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
April 3, 2018
631: Phil Mickleson’s coach, Dave Pelz, may be the most recognized short game instructor in golf today. Part of his mastery comes from being a physicist who loves golf, the other is that he possesses one of the most spectacular practice areas in his backyard that you’ll ever see.  In Part 1 of our conversation with Dave, we discuss how having a backyard practice area has improved both his game and his family life. When he was on Golf Smarter last April (episode 586), Dave introduced Host Fred Greene to an outdoor practice product called SynLawn. As we record this episode Fred’s new 5 hole putting green/chipping area installed by SynLawn Bay Area is being completed. Up next week, Dave returns to provide us with drills, games, and advice on how to best utilize your home practice to impact your scores on the course. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Dustin from Ohio has done a lot to improve his swing, but can't seem to stop his head from moving back and forward during his swing. Also, his backswing is just too long. Can our Academy Professor, Tony Manzoni help? What do you think? Let us help you! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
March 27, 2018
630: Jeff Ritter, a regular contributor to the Golf Channel and Golf Digest is also a Golf Smarter favorite, as this is his 13th appearance on our podcast. Jeff is known for his unique approach to teaching the game. His passion for inspiration, body health and mental flexibility has set him apart as a purveyor of not only playing well but living well. Jeff announced his Make The Turn (MTT) initiative on Golf Smarter on episode 356 (11/6/12) that was the most popular series with more than 20 million viewers on Golf Digest TV. Now he’s here to report the release of the comprehensive MTT app that provides golf and health improvement tips, tricks and advice. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Steven from San Antonio, TX needs some putting warmup drills and Tony has an answer that could help all of us. In his answer he talked about advice from five time Major winner, Dave Stockton. Dave was a featured guest on Golf Smarter #430 on 4/1/14 and I highly recommend that you check it out. If you’ve already heard it, listen again!  Let us help you! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
March 20, 2018
629: Jay Delsing was part of the legendary UCLA golf team in the early eighties that included Corey Pavin (1982 Player of the Year), Steve Pate (1983 Player of the Year), Duffy Waldorf, Tom Pernice, John Perles, and Roger Gunn. He then spent the next 20 years as a Touring Pro. Some of his fabulous advice and insights inspired today’s show title. Now, still associated with golf, he’s a sideline reporter for PGA Tour Live and a businessman focused on golf entertainment and hospitality. His father, Jim Delsing, played baseball for the St Louis Browns and is the answer to one of the all-time great random trivia questions. Jay is a fabulous story teller so we cover a lot of topics including St Louis sports, his touring years, and working with amateur golfers. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Patrick Lee from Lexington, KY has listened to Tony Manzoni’s last episode on the Single Pivot Swing at least 50 times, but he still wants some help from our Academy Professor. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
March 13, 2018
628: Roger Gunn is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Alumni  who has experienced a variety of pro tours, but then discovered that teaching suited his personality, game, and lifestyle more than being on the road all the time. Currently Roger’s the Director of Instruction at Tierra Rejada Golf club in Moorpark, CA. The subject of this conversation was inspired by a video Roger did called Diagnosing Your Mistakes https://youtu.be/nHC7utWGb1w. Roger has worked with many PGA Tour pros, but one of his mentors was Jim Hardy who also talks about ball flight patterns as a way to identify swing issues. We featured Hardy’s book Solid Contact in two episodes back in 2012 on Golf Smarter. Here are the links if you’d like to check those out too. Episode #329 "Solid Contact! The New Book from Legendary Coach, Jim Hardy" and  #330 "Solid Contact! Part2 with Jim Hardy.   This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Josh from California struggles with different clubs to hit a variety of shorter distances, but Tony has an answer. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy
March 7, 2018
627: We’ve all heard it. More golfers are quitting the game each year than those who are starting to play because it takes too long, it’s too expensive, and it’s too hard. Golf entrepreneur Harvey Silverman has created a solution called Quick Golf.  Quick Golf is designed for golf courses to offer a pay per hole program. Joining us in the conversation is Shellie Sinitiere, Asst Golf Pro at Pinewood Golf in a suburb New Orleans that is has eliminated their twilight rate and implemented a Quick.Golf rate for less than 9 holes at $2.50 per hole that includes a cart ($1.50 per hole to walk).  If you’d like to see the the most recent research paper from the National Golf Foundation on 2017 Golf Participation in the U.S. check out this interesting pdf. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy, Ben from Florida is struggling with a dead pull, but Tony has an answer. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  This week we launch season 2 of Radio Baseball Cards, a new podcast featuring amusing and amazing stories as told by the greatest baseball players from the 20th Century. Subscribe for free and get a new episode each week through the 2018 World Series.
February 27, 2018
626: Now that the Winter Olympics in South Korea are over, we say hello to Kathy Cho, from a large South Korean family who, after High School moved to Mexico, and then to Southern California to study English and discover golf. Being tenacious, she worked on her game and became a Class A Teaching Pro focused on families and children getting started in the game. In this conversation we also discuss how to successfully approach a course you’ve never played before. Along with writer Paul Cervantes (co-wrote Tony Manzoni’s “The Lost Fundamental”) Kathy wrote ”From The Hole To The Tee: Guide to Teaching Golf To Children”. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ, Mark from Canada wants to turn his slice into a fade. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a workout shirt from HealthIQ, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify.
February 20, 2018
625: Most amateur golfers consider the time getting loose before a round as practice, but that's actually warming up and it may not be the best time to experiment or tinker with your swing. This week our guest is John Battaglia, a PGA Professional teaching at the PGA West Golf Academy in La Quinta, CA. His early training at Jim McLean’s academy has not only made him a better teacher, but a better golfer as well. In this week’s conversation, we explore the differences between warming up and practicing. John also offers online lessons for anyone around the world at 360GolfLesson.com. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ, Todd from Philly has a question for Tony Manzoni about hip rotation. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a workout shirt from HealthIQ, a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy, and the all new Golf Smarter ball marker!  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify.
February 13, 2018
624: There’s no greater authority on fitting, creating, and golf club technology than Tom Wishon. This week Tom provides his State of the Industry on golf clubs and goes into detail on why the Sterling Irons single length clubs can help middle to high handicap golfers, and how he improved on an old, bad idea. You’ll also find out why Tom now has single length irons in his bag. If you’re interested in more consistency and lowering your anxiety over every shot, check out Sterling Irons today. Please use this link so they know you're a Golf Smarter listener. Episodes featuring Tom Wishon: 56, 81, 146, 219, 220, 301, 302, 363, 364, 484, 519 On Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ, Andrew from VA, a 12hcp 64yr old lefty needs help on his hybrids. Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a workout shirt from HealthIQ, and a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy.  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify. This episode is brought to you by SeatGeek. SeatGeek helps you find the best seats at the best prices – fully guaranteed. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code GOLFSMARTER today. That’s promo code GOLFSMARTER for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase.
February 7, 2018
623: Bryson DeChambeau is the only Tour pro who uses irons that are all one length (nearly identical to a 7-iron). Consider yourself using the same posture, and the same swing every time, which could lead to more consistent contact. This week our guest is Jaacob Bowden who has teamed up with legendary club maker (and frequent Golf Smarter guest) Tom Wishon to create a new generation of single length irons. If you’re interested in more consistency and lowering your anxiety over every shot, check out Sterling Irons today. This week on the Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ, Jake from Boston needed some clarification about something Jim Waldron said about swing thoughts on the last episode (#622). Let us help you too! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony Manzoni’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”, a workout shirt from HealthIQ, and a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy.  Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify. This episode is brought to you by SeatGeek. SeatGeek helps you find the best seats at the best prices – fully guaranteed. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code GOLFSMARTER today. That’s promo code GOLFSMARTER for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase.
January 30, 2018
622: The Yips Whisperer. The Yoda of Yips. Jim Waldron returns for his 22nd appearance on Golf Smarter and still delivers fresh, insightful, and useful information to improve our game. Jim is a nationally acclaimed golf teaching professional and mental game coach best known for his pioneering research on the mind/body connection approach to learning and teaching golf. His holistic approach to golf improvement blends swing and short game mechanics, mental focus skills, physical fitness and emotional state control into a revolutionary golf instruction paradigm.   This week on the Golf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ we hear a call for help from Rick Petryk from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Let us help you! Submit your question by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental” and a diploma from the Golf Smarter Academy.  Need more? Take a 90 minute Golf Smarter Academy clinic for only $75 with Tony, Dave Evans, and Garry Hopkins. Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy. Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify. This episode is brought to you by SeatGeek. SeatGeek helps you find the best seats at the best prices – fully guaranteed. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code GOLFSMARTER today. That’s promo code GOLFSMARTER for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase.
January 23, 2018
621: PGA Tour players Stewart Cink, James Hahn, and Tony Finau talk about their approach to the mental game through awareness. They also share how their own faith and life experiences are intertwined with their performance. Our guest Cary Valentine; Certified Relationships & Mental Game Coach living in Hawaii conducted these interviews at the 2018 Sony Open at the Waialae Golf Course. Cary got inside the ropes and inside their heads to open up on these personal matters. Hahn lost the Tournament in a playoff against Patton Kizzire. Cink and Finau were in a group of seven players who tied for 32nd.    This week Jon Pappas from Santa Rosa, CA called in to the Gollf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ for help. Let us help you too! Submit your question to Tony by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”.  Take a 90 minute clinic for only $75 with Tony, Dave Evans, and Garry Hopkins. Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify. This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
January 17, 2018
620: Dave Johnson, Director of Instruction at Rooster Run Golf Course in Petaluma, CA is an articulate golf instructor who knows why so many of us top or chunk the ball. We understand the importance of taking the divot in front of the ball, but not exactly sure how to do it regularly. In this episode we talk about finding the bottom of the arc of your golf swing and Dave explains that it’s a process, not a skill.  Don't miss our bonus video with Dave explaining exactly how the left shoulder (right handed golfer) shoulder is the center point for the desired effect. https://youtu.be/HJj0dEXtH1M This week John called in to the Gollf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ for help. Let us help you too! Submit your question to Tony by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”.  Take a 90 minute clinic for only $75 with Tony, Dave Evans, and Gary Hopkins. Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify. This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
January 9, 2018
619: Martin Chuck returns to showcase why he’s one of the most popular YouTube golf instructors today. His recent success with Revolution Golf exemplifies his understanding of how the golf swing works and what simple adjustments we can make to achieve better and more consistent success in our game.  Have you ever seen the informercial for the Tour Striker club? That’s just one of Martin’s impressive list of inventions that have helped golfers of all skill levels. Martin has been a Golf Smarter guest many times before and you can access our archives to hear more of Martin’s insights and instruction. Check out episodes 315, 333, 422, 425, & 488. This week’s Gollf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ features a listener from Germany who asks Tony for advice on how to break 80 regularly. Let us help you with your game! Submit your question to Tony by calling toll free 415-761-1498. Listeners who get answers receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental”. Take a 90 minute clinic for only $75 with Tony, Dave Evans, and Gary Hopkins. Get more at GolfSmarter.com/Academy  Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, swimmers, cyclists, and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Visit to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify. This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
January 2, 2018
618; Our resident comedian/radio personality/TV host Matty Blake returns for our (kinda) annual MattyB PGA Tour Awards. Both Fred and MattyB take playing golf seriously, but not so much the Tour, and once again we look back at last year’s season to skewer the best and worst moments of the PGA Tour for 2017. Irreverent, irresponsible, and a little off base, we also honor the great moments that may or may not go down in history….but we’re having fun, right? This episode is also the launch of our Golf Smarter Academy with Tony Manzoni presented by HealthIQ. Each week listeners call 415-761-1498 to ask a question about their game and get it answered on the show by Tony. Those listeners who get answered receive a free copy of Tony’s DVD “The Lost Fundamental” and a workout shirt from HealthIQ. For more and to learn how to take a clinic with Tony, please check out the full page at GolfSmarter.com/Academy. Golf Smarter Academy is presented by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance.  Go to healthiq.com/golfsmarter to see if you qualify and thank them for their support of Golf Smarter Academy. This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
December 26, 2017
Only a handful of current Golf Smarter listeners have heard this Members Only conversation published Oct 26, 2010. Original show notes: “Tony Manzoni returns by popular demand to provide details on his "Single Pivot Swing" which he believes was Ben Hogan's secret that was never revealed. A PGA instructor since 1965, Tony has spent years studying Hogan's swing and breaks down the details in this interview." This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today. Frustrated with a specific aspect of your game that’s not improving? The Golf Smarter Academy presented by HealthIQ toll free line is 415-761-1498. Leave your question then have it answered on the podcast by Tony Manzoni and receive a free copy of his DVD “The Lost Fundamental” and a workout shirt from HealthIQ.
December 19, 2017
616: There’s a guideline in the PGA Teaching Handbook that says “Putt when you can. Chip if you can’t putt. And Pitch only when you have to”. Pretty powerful statement that we don’t hear often enough. This week Ken Doherty, PGA and Director of Golf for Marin Country Club, returns to discuss ways to stay fresh during the cold off-season, the value of a playing lesson vs just working with a teacher on the range, the importance (or lack thereof) to hit with a draw vs fade, and the current business climate for private country clubs. This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today. Frustrated with a specific aspect of your game that’s not improving? Call 415-761-1498 toll free to leave your question then have it answered on the podcast by Tony Manzoni and receive a free copy of his DVD “The Lost Fundamental”.
December 12, 2017
615: This conversation with Garry Hopkins, PGA completes the consecutive episodes with our 3 Amigos of Garry, Tony Manzoni and Davey Evans. Garry is another incredible teacher from the Palm Springs, CA area that has become a year round golf Mecca with hundreds of beautiful courses. We conduct our conversation at the finishing hole of Indian Springs Golf Course in La Quinta. This is the course that Garry, Tony, and Davey will be conducting their 90 minute clinics. This is an incredible opportunity to gain succinct insights to your game from more than 150 years of PGA teaching experience between them. And it’s only $75 for the clinic which is limited to 9 students. If you’d like more information, contact fred@GolfSmarter.com  Congratulations to our winners, Sandy Boyd of San Rafael, CA and Stephen Li of San Antonio, TX who were randomly selected by Dean Reinmuth to receive a Swing Coach Club and free video review session with Dean!!! Thanks to everyone who entered, but if you’d really like to use this great training aid to improve your tempo and swing, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.com This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
December 5, 2017
613: Davey Evans knows more about golf instruction than most of us will ever learn because he’s been a successful and effective coach longer than many of us have been alive!! Davey is joining Tony Manzoni to provide 90 minute clinics at Indian Springs GC in La Quinta, CA for just $75! Only nine students per session so you’ll get personalized care from each coach for 30 minutes each. You read it right, only $75 for 90 minutes. Write to me at Fred@GolfSmarter.com to find out more or sign up. WIN A Swing Coach Club!!! Thanks to Dean Reinmuth, two (2) more lucky Golf Smarter listeners will win a Swing Coach Club and video review session with Dean. No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline for entry is 6aPT/9aET, December 12, 2017. Winners will be announced in the episode published that day. If you want/need a Swing Coach Club right now, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.com This episode is brought to you by Flaviar, the world’s largest online club for spirits enthusiasts. Flaviar usually has a waiting list, but we’ve arranged a backdoor just for the Golf Smarter community. Go to flaviar.com/exclusive and use the coupon code “golfsmarter” during checkout to sign up today.
November 30, 2017
613: A Golf Smarter favorite, Tony Manzoni returns to announce the launch of his new golf school in La Quinta, CA. Tony’s teamed up with two other Palm Springs area legendary coaches, Garry Hopkins and Davey Evans to provide a 90 minute clinic for only $75! Only nine students per session so you’ll get personalized care from each coach for 30 minutes each. You read it right, only $75 for 90 minutes. And if you know Tony, it could easily go longer if necessary. We’ll have more details on how to sign up soon, so stay tuned or write to me and I’ll connect you together. WIN A Swing Coach Club!!! Thanks to Dean Reinmuth, two (2) more lucky Golf Smarter listeners will win a Swing Coach Club and video review session with Dean. No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline for entry is 6aPT/9aET, December 12, 2017. Winners will be announced in the episode published that day. If you want/need a Swing Coach Club right now, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.com This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order.
November 21, 2017
612: Don Peterson, swingfactory.com, has figured out how to communicate a great golf swing with easily relatable metaphors, like holding a punch bowl or swatting a bee with your tummy. His two books, “Miyagi Golf: Wax-On Wax-Off for Golf” helps you become a better self-trainer, and “The Baseball Golf Swing Method” will help you build your swing from scratch or re-build a faulty swing.  Congratulations to our winners, Danny Valenzuela of AZ and Barry Watson of NC who were randomly selected by Dean Reinmuth to receive a Swing Coach Club and free video review session with Dean!!! But that’s not all, we have two more of the same to giveaway! No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline to enter is 6a Pacific/9a Eastern Time on December 12, 2017. The winners will be announced on the episode 615, published on December 12, 2017. Want/Need a Swing Coach Club right now? Take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.com This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order.  Have questions about your game? Call our Hey Fred Voice Mail and get an answer on the show. Call 415-761-1498.
November 15, 2017
611: Dean Reinmuth DeanOfGolf.com returns to analyze video of Fred’s swing with the Swing Coach. This is part 2 of our conversation started in our last episode. You will hear us referring to the video, but obviously it’s not on the audio portion of this podcast episode, but you can see the entire episode and watch what Dean’s referring to on GolfSmarter.com or our YouTube.com/golfsmartertv channel at https://youtu.be/PEfqIGfCvj4   WIN A Swing Coach Club!!! Thanks to Dean, four (4) lucky Golf Smarter listeners will win a Swing Coach Club. No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline for our first giveaway announcement is midnight Pacific Time, November 20, 2017.  If you want/need a Swing Coach Club right now, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.com This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order.
November 9, 2017
610: Dean Reinmuth has been a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher for 20 years, Phil Mickleson’s coach for 13 years, one of the first instructors on the Golf Channel, and a regular contributor to Golf Digest. OK, impressive credentials complete. This week host Fred Greene has an hour long Skype video conversation with Dean about a wide variety of topics from his history, to improving our mechanics, to short game proficiency. Dean also introduces us to the Swing Coach Club, one of the only products he’s ever endorsed. And that’s probably because he had a tremendous amount of influence on the design.  WIN A Swing Coach Club!!! Thanks to Dean, four (4) lucky Golf Smarter listeners will win a Swing Coach Club. No purchase necessary. Register to win at GolfSmarter.com/swing-coach-giveaway/  Deadline for entry is November 20, 2017.  If you want/need a Swing Coach Club right now, take 20% off with checkout code “golfsmarter” at www.swingcoach.com  This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order.
October 31, 2017
609: Donn Levine battled the yips at the worst possible time in his playing career, but was able to learn a variety of methods to pull himself out of the funk...until it returned! Luckily he had the skills to get back on track. If you're feeling his pain, then listen to Donn's story and learn how his book will have you playing better and enjoying it more when you become Yip Free! Check out our new Hey Fred voice message center! Have a question about your game or equipment? Call 415-761-1498 and leave your question, and Fred will get one of our pros to answer it on the show…unless of course if you have a question, comment or suggestion for Fred.  Go ahead and call right now! 415-761-1498 This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order.
October 24, 2017
608 Josh Zander zandergolf.com> is back from last week’s episode, but this time he’s doing a live short game clinic at a charity tournament in San Francisco. This is the entire clinic that covers chipping, pitching, bunker shots and more.  In addition to the short game video we shared last week, there’s another short video from the clinic where Josh talks about the most effective practice session you can have when you distinguish between block practice and situational practice. Do you just pound ball after ball when at the range, or do you switch clubs with each ball, give yourself a target, and situation to attack? Josh has the answer in this video.      https://youtu.be/lBNRxpwTD54 Have a question about your game or equipment? Call 1-415-761-1498 and leave your question, and Fred will get one of our pros to answer it on the show…unless of course if you have a question, comment or suggestion for Fred.  Go ahead and call right now! 1-415-761-1498 This episode is brought to you by ledbury.com/golfsmarter.  For those who want high quality, custom fit dress shirts without paying outrageous prices, check out ledbury.com/golfsmarter. Use promo code "golfsmarter" for a 20% discount on your first order.
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