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Jul 17, 2015

If you're looking to sharpen the edge on the mental aspect of your golf game Debbie O'Connell is here to share her secrets and strategies to help you get out of your own way.  This episode is PACKED with great information so you might want to take notes!

Every shot must have a purpose

 

EPISODE FEATURED GUEST: DEBBIE O’CONNELL

Debbie is quite the accomplished woman. She is a two-time top 50 Best Female Teacher in America from Golf Digest, as well as a two-time top 50 best LPGA teacher. She was the inaugural recipient of the Nancy Lopez Golf Achievement Award. Debbie was the LPGA National Professional of the Year in 2002. Not only that, but she has a fantastic website called golfpositive.com. On top of all those achievements, she is also a motivational speaker and helps with corporate outings.

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • You don’t always have to make that “hero” swing.

  • It’s not a failure if you learn something.

  • Debbie’s favorite quote/mantra: “The Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backwards after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.”

  • That Debbie’s specialty is to help people get out of their own way.

  • The importance of getting your body in the best possible position and have your muscles prepared to swing.

  • How to get the right tension level by squeezing all of your muscles when you breathe in, then blow out and let the muscles go and relax.

  • Always be yourself, all the time.

  • If you’re in a slump, go right out to the course and hit those shots you have trouble with in a non competitive environment.

  • Debbie’s book recommendation: “Every Shot Must Have a Purpose”

  • If you stand like a superhero, your testosterone hormone goes up-your confidence goes up-if you stand like that for two-minutes a day, it will make a difference.

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email: debbieoconnell@golfpositive.com

Jul 10, 2015

If you're looking for some unique ways to prep for an important round (like a tournament!) you're in luck!  Nick Duffy is here to share how he helps his junior golfers prepare to become elite.

We can all learn from the experience of junior golfers

EPISODE FEATURED GUEST: NICK DUFFY

Nick is a teacher out of the Core Golf Academy at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Florida and he previously taught at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy as well. He’s a PGA Class A member, a TPI level 2 certified, and a participant in two US Junior Championships.

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Nick’s favorite quote/mantra: Try to make the best shot you can, instead of trying to steer it away from the trouble and hoping for it to turns out good. If the trouble is really that bad, just play it safe.

  • To always try to do situational practice; practice for what course you’re going to be playing on.

    • If you’re preparing for a tight course play the rough at your regular course as if it were unplayable trouble. Force yourself to pitch out if you land there so you can simulate that tournament course you have on your list.

  • To transition to a more elite level you have to continue to challenge yourself, even if you’re the best in your group.

  • Lots of tips on how to coach and train junior golfers and how to get them to focus.

    • Don’t think where anything is or if you picked the right club-just swing

  • Commit to what you’re doing way before it happens.

    • Make sure all decisions regarding the club selection and type of shot you’ll play are finalized before you address the ball.

  • Instead of being afraid to miss a shot, just hit the shot as best you can. If you miss, miss it because you’re trying to hit it well rather than just trying to get it around the green.

  • Nick’s method of breaking a slump is to address the problem directly and iron it out on the range.

  • The go to drill for Nick is simple 9 to 3 swings, or “power punches” as he calls them.

  • Nick’s parting piece of guidance: Always have a plan. Whether it’s practice or playing, have a specific goal for each activity so you know you get the most out of your time.

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Jul 3, 2015

If you're tired of sifting through YouTube clips and magazine suggestions that offer advice that just doesn't stick then Rotary Swing just might be for you!  After a life threatening injury Chuck Quinton created a simple way to build a golf swing from the ground up, and now has one of the largest online golf membership sites in the world.

Golf swings built from the foundation up

 

EPISODE FEATURED GUEST: CHUCK QUINTON

Chuck has helped over 227,000 golfers. His an iPhone app is the highest rated golf instruction app in the iTunes store. Chuck has sold thousands of copies of his books on Amazon. He’s helped people from all different skill ability sets, from PGA tour, Nationwide Tour, Euro Tour, just about every tour that you could probably think of. Chuck is also the founder of rotaryswing.com/.

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Everybody makes mistakes and it’s really about managing those mistakes in the smartest way possible.

  • Chuck’s favorite quote is really the mantra of Rotary Swing: Big body turn; tiny little arm swing

  • Sometimes zoning out (over the ball) can be the best thing for you and your game

  • Chuck’s lessons teach you how to move your body instead of telling you where to put your club-very fundamentally focused

  • When Chuck starts to talk about physics, people start to listen

    • It’s all about pulling through with your left hand.

  • There are no quick fixes, only temporary ones

  • If you’re in a slump, whether it’s mental or physical, there’s often a simple logical answer to it

  • Focus on getting the body to move correctly first

  • Chuck’s book recommendation: “Zen in the Art of Archery”

  • Chuck’s parting piece of guidance-stop chasing random tips

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Jun 26, 2015

If you struggle with initiating your downswing then today's episode is just what the doctor ordered.  Josh Boggs is back to talk in detail about the importance of starting your downswing with a lateral hip movement.

to start your downswing

 

EPISODE FEATURED GUEST: JOSH BOGGS

Josh went to New Mexico State for their PGM program. He is the head golf professional at Westchester Golf Course. He’s US Kids Golf and Seemore Putter Institute certified.

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Josh does a monthly Q & A session: http://boggspga.com/questionsforjosh/

  • How to achieve lateral hip slide-after you get to the top of your backswing, and you start to swing the club down, Josh is a big proponent of laterally moving your hip to your left (if right handed) and have weight forward on impact. Use an alignment stick.See episode 6 on his website for the full tutorial

  • After you’ve conquered the lateral hip motion, then you can start to add speed.

  • Be set up to the golf ball, bump your left hip out before taking a swing, then take a very small swing (a little less than a half swing)-the distance you hit it will surprise you!

  • It’s not just about the quick tip or a how to do a drill; it’s also about the “why”

  • When you shoot down-the-line vidoes, make sure it’s at the same height and angle every time

  • Consider getting the V1 app for some easy golf swing analysis

 

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Jun 19, 2015

George is here to share his mentality on how to play your own game as well as some of his favorite drills and practice routines that he uses to get himself tournament ready.

EPISODE FEATURED GUEST: GEORGE ROY

If you’ve ever seen any of his YouTube videos, George will literally hit a ball through a door with every club in his bag. He’s a PGA certified instructor out of St. Augustine, Florida and he shares a ton of competition practice drills and a great philosophy about playing your game.

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • There always has to be a certain belief in yourself.

  • George’s favorite quote: “Just do it.”-Nike’s slogan.

  • Try to find the positive in every situation to keep yourself to your own game.

  • Why and how George’s speciality is the short game.

  • George’s 50/60/70 Drill: You hit 50% of your fairways minimum, from that 50%, you have to hit at least 60% on the greens. On the ones that you don’t hit the green, you have to hit 70% of your up and downs.

  • The Clock Drill: what does the back swing do? It stores energy. The further back you take the club, the more natural acceleration you’ll achieve. Once you get a feel for taking the proper length of a back swing, you’ll hit the ball closer to the target every time.

  • That watching highlights of certain players can be a great education.

  • That the level of touch is one of the hardest things for golfers to grasp

  • Don’t always try to fix things for yourself

  • Go-to practice drill: circle of victory: Make 3 and 4 footers around the hole. Then go out 6 feet out, then 9 feet, and so on. It will help you learn the various speeds and reads of the green.

  • George’s book recommendation: Really any goal-oriented books but specifically:

  • George’s parting piece of guidance

 

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Jun 12, 2015

I'm not sure I've ever seen a list of so many successful students.  A 9 year old shooting under par, a 12 year old shooting -5 (!!!), all the way up to students winning AJGA events and making the Junior World tournament.  Oh yeah, he's working with some pros on the asian tour and used to coach Vijay Singh too!  If you want to see proof check out hisfacebook page

with a single minded focus

EPISODE FEATURED GUEST: DAVID HEINEN

David runs the Kaizen Golf Academy that has been around for about four years.  He has locations in Carson California as well as the Phillipines.  Did I mention he played with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson when he was growing up?

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Different theories that David learned and embodied about swings

  • About Kaizen Golf Academy, and the specifics that David likes to teach there

  • Make sure to have your speeds down while putting

  • David’s favorite quote: 

    "Play enthusiastically" ~ David Heinen

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  • Why you are your own best caddy

  • Your swing is only 20% of what you’re going to shoot

  • David’s book recommendations: “Fearless Golf” & "Whole Brain Power"

  • David's 7 second drill that will eliminate your brain lock while over the ball.

  • David’s parting piece of guidance

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Jun 5, 2015

Your short game is where 60% or more of your strokes come from on the golf course (and that's if you're really good).  So it goes without saying that this skill has to be in top form.  Brandon Stooksbury is back to teach us all how to build our short game in layers so we can take that aspect of our game and make it the strength it needs to be

Building the foundation to your short game
Building the foundation to your short game

 

EPISODE FEATURED GUEST: BRANDON STOOKSBURY

Brandon is back to talk about some research that he has done on the road to writing a brand new book that he’s got coming out called The Wedge Book: An Owner’s Manual for your Short Game. Brandon's always been good with his short game and he’s done a lot of research about it.  Now he’s put it all together in an organized process on how to build a very strong short game from the foundation up.

 

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Why Brandon got into teaching about the short game
  • Practical steps in how to assess and execute shots of your short game
  • An exclusive sneak peek into Brandon’s book
  • What Brandon includes in every chapter of his new book and why
  • Brandon’s new favorite quotes:
    • “The ardent golfer would play Mt. Everest if somebody would put a flagstick on top. Golf is not a fair game, so why should I build a fair golf course?” ~ Pete Dye
    • “The best way to predict the future is simply to invent it.”
    • “If we have to motivate pro football players to play football, we need to get new football players.”
    • “Vision without execution is just a hallucination”
  • Brandon’s parting piece of guidance

 

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May 29, 2015

Are you struggling with the flat stick?  Jared Shears gives us an absolute putting tutorial from how to read greens all the way to which eye is dominant.  Take a listen and get your short game in order with Jared Shears.

Reading greens with your feet
Reading greens with your feet

 

 

 

EPISODE FEATURED GUEST: JARED SHEARS

Jared is the AimPoint and Five Simple Keys director of instruction for Wisconsin.  He does AimPoint seminars around the country and  If you follow him on Facebook you’ll see that  he just went through US Open qualifying.

 

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What AimPoint it is, how it works, and why Jared swears by it
  • How your body moves to keep nerves down
  • Jared’s favorite mantra: “It’s just golf; it’s just a game.”
  • How your feet can tell you where a putt is going
  • How AimPoint can give you more confidence in putting
  • Which of your eyes is more dominant, and why it’s important to know
  • What mistake 90% of players make when putting
  • Jared’s book recommendations: “See it and Sink it” and “The Laws of Golf Swing”
  • Jared’s parting piece of guidance

 

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May 23, 2015

Are you a beginner at golf who's struggling to put together good meaningful practice sessions under your belt?  Well you're in luck.  In this episode Rodd Slater shares his version of the perfect practice session along with foundation to which the perfect golf swing is built.

For example - every shot in the past
For example - every shot in the past

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EPISODE FEATURED GUEST: RODD SLATER

Rodd is the head pro at Two Rivers Golf Club. He’s been the head pro there for 18 years.  He was the 2009 President’s Council Member for Growing the Game of Golf, and a reformed banker who has made a career in golf (Heck yeah!).

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Golf can teach you about adversity throughout all areas of your life
  • Rodd’s favorite quote: “There’s nothing wrong if you do it right.”-Ernest Jones
  • To always understand that you’re human
  • A great way to visualize and keep your mind on the hole
  • All about team golf and how to get involved (really, it's super cool!)
  • That your swing motion is one of the most important aspects of the game
  • Rodd’s book recommendation: “Swing the Clubhead” by Ernest Jones
  • Rodd wrote a follow-up piece about how to break out of a slump.  You can read it here: http://slatergolf.blogspot.com/2015/03/breaking-slump.html
  • Rodd’s parting piece of guidance

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May 22, 2015

It's golf season in Wisconsin and I help run a Thursday night league so new episodes will be published on Friday evening or Saturday mornings over the summer.  Don't worry, you'll get the same great content just on a new day and time.

 

Thanks!

 

Marty

May 15, 2015

Do you struggle with what should be part of your pre-shot routine?  Well Scott Seifferlein is here to help you piece together the proper elements for your ideal pre-shot routine.

Make sure your pre-shot routine fits your pace and personality.
Make sure your pre-shot routine fits your pace and personality.

 

EPISODE FEATURED GUEST: SCOTT SEIFFERLEIN

 

Scott is a golf ambassador and the owner of grandrapidsgolflesson.com; it’s Michigan’s most trusted golf advisor site. He’s a featured contributor to Donald Trump’s book The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received. Scott is also a four time published author of golf instruction and business golf books. He’s a local media celebrity; he’s appeared on multiple television and radio outlets, as well as newspaper and magazine publications. Scott is known as a very very patient golf coach, and he actually custom designs all of his instruction for that specific golfer’s needs.

 

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Scott’s favorite quote: "My goal is to translate response into results. Some teachers teach for others to learn. That's not me. Some teachers teach for others to accomplish. That is me." -- Jim Rohn
  • Where you can save the most strokes more consistently
  • How Scott’s helps amateurs play without embarrassment
  • Injuries could be a blessing in disguise
  • Scott’s 60/40 putting & chipping method
  • How to make your pre-shot routine fit your pace and personality
  • Scott’s book recommendation: “Quantum Golf”
  • Scott’s parting piece of advice

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May 8, 2015

Have you ever visited a chiropractor only to get stuck in the endless loop of biweekly adjustments with no real lasting results?  Dr. Jeremy Maxwell stops by to tell us exactly what to look for in a good chiropractor (hint: upper cervical skills) that will help you get your pain and range of motion taken care of in one adjustment!

Part of the PSG Circuit
Part of the PSG Circuit

 

EPISODE FEATURED GUEST: DR. JEREMY MAXWELL

 

Dr. Maxwell works with Plane Simple Golf Circuit. As you just heard in the previous interview, Pete Buchanan is the director and Dr. Maxwell handles the physical portion. He's a T.P.I Level 3 certified medical professional and a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine. He’s been a chiropractor for over 15 years and he's worked with pro golfers including Stan Utley and Chris Como!

 

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Regardless of how stressed you are, golf can be one of the best activities to relax
  • Dr. Maxwell’s favorite quote: “We never know how far-reaching something we may think, say, or do will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.”
  • What IT band problem is (you probably have it) and what to do if you DO have it
  • How Dr. Maxwell and Pete Buchanan developed their friendship and career
  • What to look for in a good chiropractor - (this is a game changer)
  • The exercises everyone should be doing
  • Dr. Maxwell’s book recommendation: The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
  • The parting piece of advice from Dr. Maxwell

 

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May 1, 2015

Is consistency your biggest issue?  Do you get lost in all the moving parts and thoughts that you come across in golf?  Well Pete Buchanan is the guy you need to hear from.  Pete's main focus is to make the swing as simple and repeatable as possible.  He's even invented a swing aid to help you do exactly that.  The Simple Swing Repeater!

Keeping the golf swing simple
Keeping the golf swing simple

 

EPISODE FEATURED GUEST: PETE BUCHANAN

Pete has been teaching golf for over 30 years. He started his career with the John Jacobs’ Golf Schools and has spent the last 10 years putting together a new system for the golf swing where you reduce it down to its simplest form. It’s really helpful for the beginners and the intermediate players to really get you up and running as quick as possible.

IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Pete’s favorite quote: “Never lose sight of what the ball is telling you.” ~John Jacobs
  • How to avoid getting caught up in all of the technology
  • Why it’s important to keep things simple
  • Pete’s epiphany when he learned the details and relationship of club's path to the ball's flight
  • What Pete’s secret device and lesson to help clients with their swing is
  • To make sure you always set up correctly before starting
  • Pete’s book recommendation: “Practical Golf” by John Jacobs
  • Pete’s parting piece of guidance

 

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Apr 24, 2015

Do you struggle to finish your rounds the way you started them?  When your behind the eight ball does your score tend to spiral out of control?  In this episode Michael and I talk about how decision fatigue can cause you to absolutely tank a round of golf.  Being aware of the mental troubles before they occur can save you some big strokes!

 

 

Apr 17, 2015

Have you ever reached your boiling point out on the course?  Did you ever get upset and try to CRUSH a shot only to screw it up even more?  In the episode Henry Stetina, PGA walks us through the importance of not trying too hard, and how to avoid it.

 

Enjoy!

Apr 10, 2015

Do you ever lose focus and have a one bad shot lead to another until before you know it you've got a snowman or worse going on the card?  In this episode Scott Robbins shares why it's important to stay in the moment.  Scott is a member of the PGA quarter-century club, which means he’s been in the PGA for 25 years. He’s an award winning instructor: North Texas PGA section metro-chapter junior golf leader, North Texas PGA section teacher of the year, and Golf Range Association top 50 teacher!

Apr 3, 2015

Has your golf game plateaued?  Are you struggling to bring your numbers down?  In this interview Jeremy Anderson, Head Pro at Twin Orchard C.C., lays out numerous strategies on how to break out of that stagnant game and start seeing some results again.

Jeremy is a 2013 and 2014 Illinois Teacher of the Year nominee and the head golf professional at Twin Orchard Country Club. He’s also a Calloway Elite Master Staffer and even a contributor for golfwrx and the Huffington Post! He clearly knows what he’s doing, and he's here to share it with you.  Enjoy!

Mar 27, 2015

Does your ball seem to find every hazard as if it were magnetically drawn to it?  Do you fold under pressure?  Today's guest, Greg Liberto, walks you through exactly how to overcome those hurdles in your game and help you play your best golf ever!  Greg's been coaching the mental aspect of the golf game for about five years now.  He works with clients from high school all the way to touring professionals.  He’s also an author and a speaker!

Mar 20, 2015

Bob has just about done it all. He’s been teaching for 30 years. He’s a professional out at River Ridge Golf Course in Eugene, Oregon. He is the developer and creator of the Golf Positioning System, which is an accelerated player development program. He’s got over 9,000 hours of instruction under his belt. He’s even helped custom fit people for over 1.6 million dollars worth of clubs, and authored the Golf E-Coach Techniques, Habits, and Mindsets for High-Performance Golf book.

Mar 13, 2015

Have you ever felt like you're the only person who's duffed a chip then three putted for a snowman?  Or maybe you just can't seem to reach that next tier of breaking 90. or 80?  Frank and Mike from Golficity.com share their stories of how they've learned the game, their trials and tribulations, and most importantly how an open and welcoming golf community has helped them pursue their passion.  All you have to do is listen :-)

Mar 6, 2015

John is a licensed physical therapist, a TPI certified level 2 fitness instructor, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and corrective exercise specialist. John has done it all (He’s even the former team physical therapist for the Cincinnati Reds). John has some great stories to share including how he has helped a student shoot their age (or better) 174 times!

Feb 27, 2015

Rob's energy and excitement for the game made this interview an instant classic!  Rob shares his method for helping his students perform equally well on course as compared to the range.  We also talk about one of his many star students that he worked with as a junior golfer all the way to his first win on a mini tour.

Feb 20, 2015

Tony Decker is the 2014 Maine chapter PGA Teacher of the Year.  Aside from being named the Teacher of the Year in Maine, Tony has also received awards for his part in growning the game of golf.

 

In this interview Tony reveals that his favorite practice drill is actually practicing his pre-shot routine.  This is one of my favorite answers to this question so far because it is one of the basic fundamentals that can help you take huge leaps in your on course performance.

Feb 13, 2015

Today's guest is fellow Wisconsinite and Director of Instruction/Founder of www.FixYourGame.com, Brant Kasbohm.

Brant graduated from the Professional Golf Management program at Ferris State University and has been teaching since 2000.  He works with students all over the world providing video instruction at an affordable price.

My favorite part of the interview is our discussion regarding the importance of a solid pre-shot routine (seriously, it will be your biggest asset when you're under pressure).  Also, subscribe to our newsletter below (or follow the link) and you'll get the special two for the price of one introductory lesson offer that I've set up with Brant.    Come on, how are you going to beat two lessons for $20???

Feb 9, 2015

Jason Sutton was the 2013 Carolinas section Teacher of the Year and a five time nominee for the Golf Magazine top 100 list.  He shares how his experiences in the Dana Rader Golf School helped him develop into one of the elite coaches in the country.  Jason also reveals his "secret sauce" for fixing the classic over the top move (COUGH -why.you.slice-COUGH COUGH).

My big takeaway from this interview actually didn't come from anything golf related, but rather how Jason was able to pinpoint his biggest weakness (public speaking) and turn it into a strength by repeatedly putting himself into those situation.  It's just further proof that any obstacle can be overcome.

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