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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: April, 2006
Apr 20, 2006
Episode #19 of GOLF SMARTER is a conversation with PGA Director of Instruction at TPC Snoqulomie Ridge Country Club, Joe Sievers. His theme for this show is "Once you're on the course". Joe emphasizes that it's not just the mental part of the game but the emotional part that can help bring down your scores. Other topics include personal rhythm vs. group rhythm, the "Tough Guy" award, the definition of practice vs. warm-up and advice on how best to use your lob wedge.
Apr 18, 2006
An entertaining conversation with author and motivational speaker, Michael J Russ. His book, "Powerful Golf, Lower Your Scores by Changing the Way You Think" is the basis of the interview. Michael says "When you can adopt the mental perspective of Tiger Woods, even without his ability, you WILL be a better golfer."
Apr 11, 2006

Episode #17 of Golf Smarter was requested by a listener who is hosting a group for his daughter's wedding at this course. Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda is one of 3 government owned courses in Bermuda. Host Fred Greene interviews General Manager, and native of Bermuda, Bill Pitt. Bill offers insight on the playing strategy of six holes he feels could benefit from his local knowledge, covering two par 3s (#8, & #16), and four par 4's (#1, #9, #15 & #18). Players of all skill levels will benefit from this information for any course that has issues with wind. You'll also get tips on the practice facilities, booking a teetime, and how to gauge best playing strategy for these unpredictable winds..

http://www.portroyalgolf.bm

Apr 5, 2006

GOLF SMARTER invites you to look at detailed satellite images of each course while you listen to the podcast on your computer. Download the free Google Earth application and each time we do a podcast on a specific course, we will update the map. All you have to do double click the course name to get close up view of each hole discussed.

Once you’ve installed the application, copy the entire golfsmarter.kmz address:

http://smarterpodcasts.com/golfsmarter/GolfSmarter.kmz

and go back to the Google Earth application. Click on the “Add” menu and select “Network Link”. Type in “GOLF SMARTER courses” in the name section and paste in the GolfSmarter.kmz address and hit enter. You will now have a overview map with each GOLF SMARTER listed in their locations.

Thee's full installation instructions for Google Earth at http://GolfSmarter.com

http://smarterpodcasts.com/golfsmarter/golfsmarter.xml

Thanks to listener JR Holtz, the brains behind the Google Earth connection, and is updating the file with each new podcast.

Apr 4, 2006

Tripp Davis has been intrigued with course design since he was very young. This in-depth interview focuses on the design of this destination course in The Colony, TX, just outside of Dallas. The Tribute is based on Davis' favorite holes and strategic features of the great courses of Scotland.

According to Davis, "I believe this program will aid in helping golfers understand this often misunderstood and under apprciated side of the game. A greater understanding and appreciation of the strategy of playing golf will not only help golfers score better, it will help them better enjoy the game and the diverse courses we have to play."

In addition to discussing two Par 5s (#3, & #15) and a Par 4 (#7), topics include:
- His upcoming book
- Using bunkers as visual elements and strategic features
- Multiple ways to play a hole
- Despite being outside Dallas, the similar terrain features of Scottish courses

You can see the specific course features as Davis explains while viewing on Google Earth. Get more information about our relationship with Google Earth at GolfSmarter.com.

Apr 4, 2006

4/4/06 - Episode #15 features an in-depth interview with architect Jim Fazio conducted for a video we were hired to produce for The Country Club of Oxford, in Oxford, Mississippi. The job was to create a short Membership Recruitment sales piece that featured Fazio on his design, a Troon Golf executive on how they will manage the facility and the two owners of the course. Because Jim agreed to let us use this interview for a GOLF SMARTER podcast, we got into depth about some topics that clearly wouldn't be necessary for the video, but was consistent with the show's topic.

We were lucky to get inside the head of a design legend. For me, it felt like a graduate seminar on golf course design and we had a lecturer who is an industry icon.

In addition to discussing three Par 4s (#2, #10 & #18) and two Par 3s (#2 & #11), topics include:
- The challenges of designing Oxford
- Designing for a private course vs. a public course
- Designing course for playing strategy
- Importance of Par 4s to a good course
- His design philosophy
- Creating shots
- Hazard design
- Designing for today's equipment and long hitters

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