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Members #416: Face It, You Suck! That's Why We Have the Mediocre Golf Association (with Jon Morley)24/12/2013 Duración: 41min
Members #416 - Jon Morley loves golf, and loves to compete. But he’s not committed enough to get to a championship level. So he and some friends came up with the Mediocre Golf Association in 2006. Since then he’s grown the program with chapters around the world, but been able to maintain their sense of irreverence intact. Their competitive season starts in March and you have the opportunity to join or create a chapter in your area. One chapter in Ireland only has 2 active members, so check out mgatour.com and start a chapter yourself!Next up for Members Only, Jon joins us for Part2 of the conversation with more stories and reasons to join the Mediocre Golf Association. GolfSmarter.comThis episode is brought to you by Audible. To get a free audiobook of your choice, sign up for a new account at http://AudiblePodcast.com/GolfSmarter
#415: Pt2 from Kauai, HI - A TeeTour of Kauai Lagoons GC17/12/2013 Duración: 24min
Members Only #415 - Kendric Kimizuka is the the Associate Golf Pro at Kauai Lagoons Golf Course in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. Kauai Lagoons also hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in 1991. Only few minutes from the airport, Kauai Lagoons is on the property of the Marriott Hotel & Beach Club at Kauai Lagoons. Kendric discusses the best way to improve your play in the prevalent Hawaiian trade winds, in addition to giving playing advice to his favorite holes on the course. Check GolfSmarter.com for pictures from the course.
#414 - Taking a TeeTour of Poipu Bay Golf Course on Kauai, Hawaii10/12/2013 Duración: 22min
#414 - The 1st of 2 episodes from courses in Kauai, Hawaii. Here we meet the Director of Golf from Poipu Bay Golf Course, Craig Sasada. From the “sunny, southern” part of Kauai, Poipu Bay GC hosted the PGA Grand Slam of Golf from 1997-2006. Here’s one of those great courses that fall in the category of courses from the Tour that is always fun to play but is also not as tough as courses that feature a Major, like Torrey Pines.http://poipubaygolf.comFor more, there's video and photos on our blog at GolfSmarter.comPart 2 is a Members Only episode that focuses on Kaui Lagoons Golf Club in Lihue, which is located on the coast in the middle of the island.
#413 - How the GolfBoard Works with Technical Director Mike Radenbaugh29/11/2013 Duración: 38min
For Members Only #413 - In part2 of our conversation about the GolfBoard, we’re joined by co-founder and Technical Director Mike Radenbaugh. Where our last conversation was about the business of a golf tech start-up, this time we get into the (pun completely intended) nuts and bolts of why the GolfBoard can be a successful revenue stream for golf courses and a blast for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Host Fred Greene picks Mike’s brain about the board, motor, battery, wheels, speed, balance...you get the point. http://GolfBoard.comIf you've ever gone snowboarding, surfing, or skateboarding, now you can be the first one on your course to bring it all together on the GolfBoard. Take advantage of the unique offer only for the GolfSmarter community from GolfBoard. Use the checkout code "GolfSmarter" and receive free shipping in the contiguous US or $200 off shipping from anywhere else in the world.
#412 Golf Meets Snowboard & Surfing with GolfBoard CEO Paul Hodge26/11/2013 Duración: 39min
#412 - Paul Hodge is a young entrepreneur who is bringing an entirely new twist to golf in the hopes of getting more young people interested in playing by making it more fun. The easy to ride electric GolfBoard makes getting from one shot to the next just as fun as hitting a great drive. The GolfBoard speeds up the game, is easy for everyone to ride, has less impact on a course than a golf cart, and allows golfers to surf the golf course in a way that feels similar to snowboarding, surfing or skateboarding. http://GolfBoard.comPaul extended a generous offer to the GOLF SMARTER community. Use the checkout code "GolfSmarter" and you'll receive free shipping inside the continental US or $200 off the shipping from anywhere else in the world. Check out the video on our blog at GolfSmarter.comNext, for Members Only, we'll meet the person who is in charge of all the technical aspects of the GolfBoard and how they've modified the concept to work for golf.
#411 How to Pick Your Perfect Putter (pt2 with Kenny Giannini)19/11/2013 Duración: 34min
For Members Only #411 - World class putter designer Kenny Giannini returns to discuss each of the components that go into creating a great putter. Whether you purchase one of Kenny's designs or from a major manufacturer, if you want to lower your scores, your putter is no place to scrimp. From this conversation, you'll become more informed on each element of a putter, why it works, and what works best for you.http://KennyGianniniPutters.com
#410 - Shave 5 Strokes Each Round Using the Right Putter (with Kenny Giannini)14/11/2013 Duración: 30min
#410 - Kenny Giannini has created putters for Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Mark O’Meara and “pretty much everyone”. He also was the first putter designer for the Ben Hogan Co., and the first to design milled faced putters for Cleveland Golf. Now he’s creating some of the best putters on the market for us at KennyGianniniPutters.com. In the first of 2 conversations, we discuss his history, philosophy, and why spending most of your club budget on Drivers is a big mistake.http://KennyGianniniPutters.comIn part 2 of the conversation for Members Only, Kenny and host Fred Greene discuss the various elements involved in building a putter and what the golf consumer should be aware of in making a purchase. We also discuss the value of a putter fitting with a skilled fitter.
#409 - A Good Golfer's Arms NEVER Pass The Body (with Tony Manzoni)05/11/2013 Duración: 37min
#409 for Members Only - Topping the ball? Did someone say you lifted your head? Tony Manzoni gets pretty fired up about these misconceptions that many golfers have about those consistently frustrating errors like throwing the hands away from the body, bringing the club straight back, or rotating the body too quickly. In this Members Only episode, Tony explains why they occur and what to look for in a teacher who understands the mechanics of a swing. Both Tony's book and DVD; "The Lost Fundamental - One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever" are ONLY available in our Golfers'Mart at GolfSmarter.com
#408 Take Ownership of Your Swing! Now Repeat It…(with Tony Manzoni)29/10/2013 Duración: 32min
#408 - Tony Manzoni is 77 years old and is still shooting par. Lucky for us, he’s also an amazing teacher who has been a listener favorite on GolfSmarter for a long time. Outside of teaching, his instructional book, and DVD, he’s coached the College of the Desert Golf team to 27 Conference championships. His book and DVD “The Lost Fundamental - One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” are only available at GolfSmarter (app & .com) as individual items or as a combo. Each have received rave reviews. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation with Tony. We get into more detail on swing mechanics in part 2. Buy the DVD here - http://smarterpodcasts.com/golfsmarter/products/the-lost-fundamental-dvd/
#407 - More Fun with Writer Shane Ryan on His Sensible Rules for Golfers22/10/2013 Duración: 39min
For Members Only #407 - Columnist Shane Ryan of Grantland.com continues with host Fred Greene on his “10 Sensible Rules for Golfing With Others”. Starting at #3, there are some points that are make sense, but then it seems to host Fred Greene that there are some points that just constitute whining about his pet peeves. http://Grantland.comYour comments and feedback on this conversation are welcomed at the Facebook GOLF SMARTER group page.
406 -10 Sensible Rules for Golfing with Others (with Writer Shane Ryan)15/10/2013 Duración: 35min
For Members Only #406- Shane Ryan writes columns and features on golf and other sports for Grantland.com. This summer he wrote an entertaining piece called "10 Sensible Rules for Golfing with Others" but reading it through felt like he was complaining about his pet peeves that can be either annoying or embarrassing during a round. The post states “In a sport so polluted by etiquette and decorum, the possibilities seemed endless”... then observes “the absurd amount of practice you need to put in just to be below average.” You get where he’s going, right? In this episode, we discuss our personal relationships (sic: frustrations) with golf. Some of his points are obvious and I agree, but there are other where I put him to task. Points include “Keep Your Swearing to a Reasonable Level”, “Never Throw or Slam Your Club in Anger”, and "When Your Playing Partner is Struggling, Just Shut Up!". A link to his article is live in the blog at GolfSmarter.com. Next for Members Only Shane returns to finish his list and sp
405: Fred Get's Fitted for New Clubs with Nick Manzano of The Golf Mart08/10/2013 Duración: 01h29min
For Members Only #405 - Despite strict USGA guidelines, not all golf clubs perform the same. Golf Professionals play with sticks that are meticulously tailored to their swing. Amateur golfers make purchases based on what the Pros play. No matter their skill level, few golfers take advantage of being fitted for clubs that compliment their swing style. GolfSmarter Podcast host Fred Greene is in the market for a new Driver, fairway driver, and hybrids and was amazed to learn how different each club performs for his swing. During the 90 minute session, join Fred to learn why club head speed, launch angle, spin rate, dispersion are important, and that some older models suit him better than “the newest and the greatest”. **Note: The beep is when Nick mentioned a price that may not be available everywhere.For this Members Only episode, Fred set up his video gear to record his fitting session with custom club fitter Nick Manzano of The Golf Mart in San Rafael, CA (also featured in episodes #394 & 395). The video,
Golf's Not About Who Hits the Ball The Best, But Who Misses It the Least (with Jeff Ritter)01/10/2013 Duración: 37min
#404 For Members Only: Jeff Ritter may be one of the most insightful and approachable teachers ever on Golf Smarter. That's why we continue to ask him back on a regular basis. In this episode, host Fred Greene and Jeff cover nuanced information like something as simple, but easy to forget, as feet position at address. Mostly we discuss an email from a listener who's common frustrations are due to the lack of improvement in his game, or lowering of his scores. He notes how he experiences short bursts of progress and just falls back into the same old groove "No Matter What". Next up for Members Only, Fred records his custom fitting with Nick Manzano (episodes #394 + #395) and amazingly discovers the results of just how different each club manufacturer can be. There will also be a video of the fitting as well. The 9th annual People’s Choice Podcast awards are open for nominations till 11:59pm, Oct 15, 2013 at PodcastAwards.com. You can nominate us "ONE" time only! If you try to do it multiple times, it’ll cance
While We're Young? SHUTUP! with Kiel Christianson24/09/2013 Duración: 34min
For Members Only #403 The recent USGA "While We're Young" ad campaign is based on a snarky line from the classic golf film “Caddyshack” delivered by comedian Rodney Dangerfield. The irony of the USGA's focus is that Dangerfield's character is everything they seem to be against to protect the "integrity of the game". Our guest is Kiel Christianson of TravelGolf.com who's recent article "While We're Young -- The Curse of Slow Play" and subsequent online feedback brings the USGA to the mat. In the article and on this episode we focus on his 13 points on how to pick up the pace of play. http://www.travelgolf.com/blogs/kiel.christianson/2013/06/19/while-we-re-young-the Please provide your suggestions to pick up the pace of play on our GolfSmarter Facebook page!https://www.facebook.com/pages/GOLF-SMARTER/213028982094Our newly redesigned website features our latest video that we invite you to share with all your golf friends. Especially those with young kids or grandchildren. This video "My Best Round Ever (A Bedti