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GOLF SMARTER

Golf's longest running and highest rated podcast in iTunes and Google since 2005 with more than 500 episodes! Weekly in-depth interviews provide regular "ah-ha" insights for beginning to expert golfers, including weekend hackers like the show's host, Fred Greene. Entertaining conversations with experts covering everything from game improvement to golf lifestyle. All the experts agree, you play better and enjoy it more when you GOLF SMARTER. Learn more at GolfSmarter.com
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Now displaying: 2006
Dec 27, 2006

Brad Brewer has developed a High Performance Golf Player Development Program for the Brad brewer Golf Academy that can truly improve your mental and strategic game. We discuss course strategy, personal expectations, pre & post shot routines, advice he's received from Arnold Palmer and tips on how to stay in golf shape during the off season.

bradbrewer.com

Dec 20, 2006

Katherine Roberts has twenty years of experience in fitness training, yoga studies and motivation. She's is a regular on the Golf Channel, has been featured in Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, and has her own line of DVDs and books all about the benefits that Yoga offers golfers. With increased flexibility, you'll find greater power in your swing and feel much better before, during and after your round. Katherine provides pre and post round stretching tips and drills in addition information on to how to increase distance, and more.

yogaforgolfers.com

Dec 13, 2006

Playing the Top 100 courses in the world is not a fantasy to this week's guest. If you've read his blog, you know that he wishes to remain anonymous, but we got him to talk about his adventures, preferences and favorites. What's the best course in the world? The best hole? Find out this week.

top100golf.blogspot.com

Dec 6, 2006
"To The Nines" is a new book by Anthony Pioppi on the greatest 9-hole golf courses in the country. We discuss the book, some the great stories that are associated with these courses, and a love of course architecture
Nov 29, 2006
Have you ever experienced stress on the golf course? No? Liar! Think about the times you've had 2 bad shots in a row, then how it affected the rest of your game. Dr. Bruce Wilson, cardiologist and director of Wilson Heart Care, discusses how HeartMath can help you lower your stress and improve your game. Dr. Wilson does give a drill on how to calm yourself down immediately.
Nov 22, 2006
Golf Magazine says that Chuck Evans is one of America's top teachers. Find out why in our conversation with the Executive Director of the Medicus Golf Institute. Did you know that driver, wedge, putter is used 78% of each round? How about that 90% of all putts are inside 10 feet? These statistics and more are discussed, along with tips and drills on how to improve your game.
Nov 15, 2006

We continue our discussion about Pinehurst, America's greatest golf destination. Director of Instruction Eric Alpenfels provides us with shot strategy on hole #1, the infamous #2 and #5 of Pinehurst Course No. 2. This course will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2007, so make your plans now. Eric also provides a variation of a classic putting drill.

www.pinehurst.com

Nov 8, 2006
Pinehurst may be golf's most renowned public facility in the USA. This is the first of two episodes on Pinehurst with the Director of Golf Course Instruction and the Golf Advantage School, Eric Alpenfels. We go into overviews of Courses #1, #3, #5 and #6 as well as getting tips on hitting into elevation changes, warm up drills and a discussion on the difference between traditional vs. situational practice.
Nov 1, 2006
Aaron Fagan is a senior instructor at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy world headquarters in Orlando Florida. This in-depth conversation features discussion on how to keep your expectations in check, along with tips and drills to utilize during the off-season.
Oct 24, 2006
If you have any interest in improving your mental state while playing golf, Carey Mumford is the teaching guru. He says he wants people to learn to practice the way they play because they don't play the way they practice. "There is no muscle memory!" is another Mumford statement that will really make you want to concentrate on this episode.
Oct 17, 2006
Bird Gold Academy has locations located throughout the USA and unlike most golf schools, they only offer 1-to-1 or 2-to-1 instruction with some of the best and most experienced teachers in the business. They also emphasize the mental game and incorporate flexibility through Yoga. Jay provides a great putting drill
Oct 10, 2006

"Fairways of Life, Wisdon and Inspiration from the Greatest Game" is an entertaining and enlightening book from Matthew E. Adams, a regular on the Golf Channel and co-author of some of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Matt tells great stories about the writing of the book and why he pursued this content.

*www.FairwaysofLife.com

Sep 29, 2006

Ryan Wilson is the Director of Golf for the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA. This golf destination resort features a Pete Dye and a Gary Player Signature Course. Today's program focuses on the shot strategy on 3 holes for the Gary Player Signature Course. Ryan also gives us tips wedge play. Both of these courses are managed by Troon Golf.

* www.westinmissionhillsgolf.com

Sep 26, 2006
Legendary NFL Head Coach Bill Walsh says "One of the best books ever written on the mental approach to golf and sports performance" about "Winning the Battle Within -- The Perfect Swing is the One You Trust" by Dr. Glen Albaugh and Michael Bowker. Host Fred Greene has an in-depth discussion with Glen about his theories and focuses on his unique ideas about Pre-Shot and POST-shot routines. This a new book that is now available for purchase at www.kelepublishing.com
Sep 19, 2006

9/19/06 - Episode #40 of Golf Smarter is a live report from the PGA Expo in Las Vegas. We get the inside information from vendors and manufacturers about what we found to be the newest and most unique golf products for 2006. Here's a list of the websites for each of the products, in the order we covered them:
www.aliasfootwear.com -
www.tifosioptics.com -
www.playthewind.com "Windage" -
www.bushnellgolf.com -
www.perfectball.com "Check-go-pro" -
www.acculength.com -
www.enlowgrips.com -
www.prolinesports.biz "I Gotacha Ready" -
www.posfitgolf.com "Swing Ab Cor Trainer" -
www.bagboycompany.com "nxo revolver cart bag" -
www.clicgear.com -
www.schwettyballs.com -
www.teerite.com -
www.p3proswing.com -
www.headcoverleash.com

Sep 12, 2006
"10 Commandments of Mindpower Golf: No-nonsense Strategies for Mastering Your Mental Game" written by Sports Psychologist Dr. Robert K. Winters joins host Fred Greene for a captivating conversation on the details of the book. Winters provides tips and drills on how to utilize these valuable methods to improve your game. Dr. Winters is also the resident sports psychologist for the David Leadbetter Golf Acadamy in Orlando, Fl.
Sep 5, 2006

Branson Creek Golf Course in Branson, MO has been ranked as the #1 public facility in the state. GM Mark Ophoven talks about features and playability of this Tom Fazio designed course. Mark also provides shot strategy for holes 1, 2, & 18.

This is the show that introduces Kenny Nicholson of Edwin Watts Golf.

Aug 29, 2006

Geoff Mangum's puttingzone.com is an amazingly rich website that focuses on only one aspect of golf; putting. In this conversation, Geoff provides the most important elements of a putt and gives us a couple of great drills.

www.puttingzone.com

Aug 22, 2006
8/22/06 - Episode #36. If you don't stretch before your round of golf, you're not getting the most out of your swing and are probably stiff after wards. Mike Pederson is a well known fitness expert who focuses on golf and offers stretching, snacking and home workout tips.
Aug 18, 2006

The Shivas Irons Society was founded on the principles taught by the character in Michael Murphy's classic "Golf in the Kingdom." With the premise that golf is a good stage for the drama of our self-discovery, this week's interview is with the founder of the Shivas Irons Society, Steve Cohen. Discussion is about the society, their mission of providing unique experiences and educational scholarships.

www.shivas.org

Aug 16, 2006

Billy Bondaruk is the Lead Instructor at the Catta Vedera Country Club and his website on the 7 Myths of Golf will really open your eyes. His stories of amazing, yet unexplainable performances support his concepts of how important it is to be in the moment. Billy believes that golfers get stuck in visualization which hampers their stroke. He also provides some great drills on how to keep your head still and practice swings.

www.7mythsofgolf.com

Aug 11, 2006
8/1/06 - Episode #33. Golf In The Kingdom is a classic in golf fiction and author Michael Murphy shares his thoughts on golf in literature. Murphy is one of the founders of the Esalan Institute, so he has a long history of the mind-body connection. We discuss his views on how his books have been a training guide for many, his thoughts on Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie, sports psychology, the movie that still hasn't happened, and more.
Jul 26, 2006

Fred Shoemaker has written 2 critically aclaimed books and has coached thousands on the inner game of golf. Most golfers bring more than their clubs to the course. They come with doubt, excitement, fear, desire -- and a lot of hope. "Extraordinary Golf" and "Extraordinary Putting" have given golfers a new perspective. It's a long interview, but these concepts could transform your game. Some quotes from the interview include:
"Increase awareness, decrease your handicap!"
"Being present is the most powerful thing you can learn in sports."
"In the middle of a crucial action;the swing; the target changes. The target is NOT the ball!"

http://www.extraordinarygolf.com

Jul 18, 2006

Champions Gate Golf Club in Orlando Florida offers two Greg Norman designed courses, the National and the International, the Omni Orlando Resort, and the David Ledbetter Golf Acadamy. This week's in-depth conversation features their Head Golf Professional, Ryan Thomas.

Ryan talks about the Fathers-Sons Event, broadcast on NBC, that's held each December at Champions Gate Golf Club, the highlights and differences between the National and International courses, shot strategy on 3 holes, description of waste bunkers, short game tips and more.

http://www.championsgategolf.com

Jul 11, 2006

One of the most difficult golf courses in the Los Angeles area is Lost Canyons in Simi Valley. They offer two 18 hole courses designed by Pete Dye with Fred Couples. The Sky Course and Shadow Course are great challenges for players of any level. Head Professional Adrian Cardoza offers his insights and tips on how to attack these courses. We discuss 3 holes over the two courses, which you can see by checking out our Google Earth interactivity. For more on Google Earth and GOLF SMARTER, check out the instructions at teetour.com. Other topics included are discussions on how to understand the slope and ratings of a couse and how they effect your game, which tees to play from, where we've seen Lost Canyons Golf Club on TV and Movies and a great putting drill.

www.lostcanyons.com

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