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!"
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.
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.
This episode of GOLF SMARTER is an in-depth conversation with Jim Delaby of the Jim Delaby golf schools in Central Coast California. Jim discusses in detail how your brain is a computer that allows you to get into the zone, super zone or no-zone. We also talk about how nutrition during your round can have a huge impact on your game and state of mind.
Other information in the show is in regards to Dr. Diana Swartzbein. Her website is www.personalsource.com