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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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Dec 27, 2011

GSfMO#313 Geoff Mangum is one of the leading putting instructors in the world. He's not concerned about heads, shafts, grip, balanced or not. It's about putting the ball in the hole and how science, physics and the laws of nature dictate your success. To Geoff, there are 4 elements of putting that matter. Reading. Aiming. Stroke. Touch. We start Part 1 of this 2 part conversation on the best games and drills to use to get a child interested in golf. Rule #1, start with putting because of the immediate satisfaction and how it caters to their ability.

SCOR GOLF has an exclusive LIMITED TIME offer for Golf Smarter Members. 15% off your entire order on the newly announced 4161 wedges (episode #307) . Use the checkout code "GolfSmarter15", either online or on the phone. ScorGolf is so confident that you'll see noticeable results, they are offering a full 100% money-back guarantee. For all the details, click on the ScorGolf banner on the home page at http://GolfSmarter.com.

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Dec 20, 2011

GSfMO#312 John Novasel, creator of Tour Tempo returns in this Members Only episode to break down how the short game backswing to contact ratio is actually 2:1 vs the 3:1 swing ratio of a full swing. His research proves that this swing ratio is consistent with the greatest players of all time. John shares all the tones that are available for mobile download and provides the impressive results of average players who adhere to this rhythm. John has been professing this concept for years, and recently it's been substantiated by a Yale Physics professor as valid.

http://TourTempo.com

SCOR GOLF has an exclusive LIMITED TIME offer for Golf Smarter Members. 15% off your entire order on the newly announced 4161 wedges (episode #307) . Use the checkout code "GolfSmarter15", either online or on the phone. ScorGolf is so confident that you'll see noticeable results, they are offering a full 100% money-back guarantee. For all the details, click on the ScorGolf banner on the home page at http://GolfSmarter.com.

Dec 13, 2011

GSfMO#311 The Physics Department of Yale University has confirmed what John Novasel has been preaching for years. The single most consistent element of the best golfers ever is their 3:1 ratio of backswing to downswing. Tour Tempo is a book, total game training app (iOS, Android, WebOS), microplayer (available in the Golfers' Mart) and a golf school. John joins host Fred Greene in part 1 of this 2 part conversation to discuss the newest book "Tour Tempo 2: The Short Game and Beyond", This vital information is proof that there is a different tempo for shots inside 100 yards.

SCOR GOLF has an exclusive LIMITED TIME offer for Golf Smarter Members. 15% off your entire order on the newly announced 4161 wedges (episode #307) . Use the checkout code "GolfSmarter15", either online or on the phone. ScorGolf is so confident that you'll see noticeable results, they are offering a full 100% money-back guarantee. For all the details, click on the ScorGolf banner on the home page at GolfSmarter.com.

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Dec 6, 2011

GSfMO#310 Comedian Matty Blake presents his humorous PGA Tour Awards to the most outrageous characters and events that highly forgettable season. Categories include Creepiest Stalker, Cacoon Award, Comeback Player of the Year, Player of the Year, and more.

SCOR GOLF has an exclusive LIMITED TIME offer for Golf Smarter Members. 15% off your entire order on the newly announced 4161 wedges (episode #307). Use the checkout code "GolfSmarter15", either online or on the phone. ScorGolf is so confident that you'll see noticeable results, they are offering a full 100% money-back guarantee. For all the details, click on the ScorGolf banner on the Members home page at GolfSmarter.com.

Nov 29, 2011

GSfMO#309 Dr. Glen Albaugh discusses the best ways to utilize your practice and/or warm up time. Pearls of wisdom include "contingency practice" which is a methodolgy he learned from his best friend, Bill Walsh. How's this concept? "Conservative strategy; Aggressive swing". He also suggests that if you don't have a lot of time to warm up on the range, then just pretend that you are playing the first four holes so you aren't surprised when you get there. His suggestions for what to do focus on during practice are: 1. Technique, 2. Practice Like you Play, 3. Trust your swing.

SCOR GOLF has an exclusive LIMITED TIME offer for Golf Smarter Members. 15% off your entire order on the newly announced 4161 wedges (episode #307) . Use the checkout code "GolfSmarter15", either online or on the phone. ScorGolf is so confident that you'll see noticeable results, they are offering a full 100% money-back guarantee. For all the details, click on the ScorGolf banner on the home page at GolfSmarter.com.

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Nov 22, 2011

GSfMO#308 WARNING: this episode may save you some money. Remember when you crushed a shot with your friend's new driver, then considered getting one for yourself? Kenny Nicholson, former co-host of the Golf Better podcast returns to Golf Smarter to share 17 years of retail experience. He's tolerated claims of every golf manufacturer and heard every complaint by the consumer. His honest and candid perspective is that EVERY single club is different, so if you like the way you hit someone else’s club, don’t buy a similar model, buy theirs!

During our conversation, Kenny goes to ScorGolf.com and is very impressed with the newly announced 4161 wedges that were introduced in our last episode. For a limited time, as a Golf Smarter Member, you get a greater discount than non members and can take 15% off your order. Use the coupon code "GolfSmarter15" online or on the phone and you'll get an immediate price reduction. ScorGolf is so confident that you'll see noticeable results, they are offering a full 100% money-back guarantee. For all the details, click on the ScorGolf banner on the Members home page at GolfSmarter.com.

Nov 15, 2011

GSfMO#307 Your 9 iron is short iron, so why is it designed like a long iron? Terry Koehler, a regular on Golf Smarter Tips and creative genius behind the V-Sole wedge design introduces his newest line of wedges that provides a level of forgiveness and confidence in your bag that can immediately impact your scores. The loft in your irons progresses in 4 degree increments, but from your pitch to lob wedge, there's a 12 degree jump which is the same jump as your 5 iron to Driver! When you're inside of 150 yards, you need to be able to attack a very small target, ScorGolf4161 clubs addresses that in a way that hasn't been done before.

Terry makes an compelling offer to Golf Smarter Members providing you with a 15% discount for a limited time. Enter "GolfSmarter15" upon checkout, whether online or phone orders and you'll get a immediate price reduction. ScorGolf offers a 100% money-back guarantee. Click on the ScorGolf ad on GolfSmarter.com to enter their custom Golf Smarter home page.

Next week, for Members Only, Kenny Nicholson, formerly of Edwin Watts Golf and the Golf Better podcast discuss his perspective of being in between the manufacturer and consumer.

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Nov 8, 2011

GSfMO#306 In part 2 of our conversation with Jesse Ortiz we spend nearly an hour talking about how the superlight shafts and a new set of light weight grips can give the average golfer more yardage then a new club head. Fred also wants to know about the life span of wedges, what to look for on a older wedge, and urban myths about wedges, Dave Pelz thoughts and impact on Jesse designs at Bobby Jones golf, and the global and long term impact that Jesse's Tri-Metal Fairway woods design. What about hybrids and fairway woods? How often should those be replaced? You'll be happy to hear his response and lesson.

http://BobbyJonesGolf.com

Prize opportunity!!
What was your favorite GOLF SMARTER episode? What about the most valuable lesson? Click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com and tell me how long you've been listening, your most valuable lesson or favorite episode and if we choose to record your answer, you'll earn a soon to be announced prize.

Nov 1, 2011

GSfMO#305 Jesse Ortiz joins us for 2 in depth conversations. The first focusing on the state of the club manufacturing industry and how Bobby Jones Golf fits into and competes with the big boys while being specialists who don't believe it's necessary to introduce...or market... new designs multiple times each year. We also discuss what a consumer should look for in a new club as it pertains to their game.

http://BobbyJonesGolf.com

Prize opportunity!!
What was your favorite GOLF SMARTER episode? What about the most valuable lesson? Click on the Hey Fred button at GolfSmarter.com and tell me how long you've been listening, your most valuable lesson or favorite episode and if we choose to record your answer, you'll earn a soon to be announced prize.

Next week, for Members Only, Jesse returns to discuss how new shafts and grips can be more valuable than new clubs.

This episode is brought to you by AudiblePodcast.com/GolfSmarter. Sign up now and take advantage of Tom's book for free.

Oct 25, 2011
GSfMO#304 In this Members Only episode, Katherine Roberts of YogaForGolfers.com and KRFlexFit.com provides exercises to do before you leave for the course, just before your round and then the night after a round is over. Fred invites you to get down on the floor and do these excercises with him as Katherine gives instruction.
Oct 18, 2011

There's no one I have more fun with talking to than Katherine Roberts. This is the first of two episodes that covers plans and programs for golfers to help increase their flexibility and limit back pain…among other things. In the first episode Fred convinces Katherine to shorten her planned workout videos and begs for a pre and post round specific yoga workout.

Her latest informational and instructional site is KRFlexFit.com.

Next week, for Members Only, Katherine returns with specific pre and post round stretches.

This episode is brought to you by AudiblePodcast.com/GolfSmarter.

Oct 11, 2011

GSfMO#302. In our second episode with Tom, he once again provides history and perspective on why mass produced clubs are better for the manufacturers than for you.

80% of all golfers would see significant improvement in their game with custom fit clubs. Tom Wishon wants you to be aware that there are 13 key specs that need to be considered when fitting clubs for your body and your game. Do you think your local golf shop is also aware of those details?

Tom, who has worked in every aspect of the industry, explains that we shouldn't be influenced on the price of shafts. A $500 shaft is absolutley the same as a $50 shaft. We just like to think that if we pay more, it must be better. Good marketing, bad shopper.

For more information check out one of Tom's informative books at WishonGolf.com

Oct 4, 2011

GSfMO#301 Who really benefits from you buying new clubs to keep up with technology? Custom fit clubs are vitally important to lower scores! Tom Wishon, author, spokesperson, and leading advocate on the art & value of custom club fitting wants every golfer to understand why. "Once I get better, I'll get fitted for clubs" is absolutely the wrong approach. You'll get better once you have clubs that are designed for you and give you more confidence. Also, don't think that you'll pay more for a custom set. Not only is price comparable, you won't have a need to change clubs every few years. Because of USGA restrictions, manufacturers can't make significant alterations. More money is spent on advertising than R&D, it's all repackaging.

For more Tom has written some great books, including "The Search For The Perfect Golf Club"

WishonGolf.com

Next week, for Members Only, Tom returns with more insights on how we're being brainwashed by big ad budgets and high profile spokespeople.

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Sep 27, 2011

GS#300! We celebrate this milestone with the guest who helped kick of GOLF SMARTER on episode #1, and probably our #1 guest, Dr. Joseph Parent. Author of "Zen Golf", one of the most successful golf books ever on the mental game. He's also authored "Zen Putting" and "The Art of the Mental Game". He once again confirms why his easy to comprehend approach has improved the game of countless golfers including Vijai Singh.

Next week the celebration continues with more of our favorite guests of all time. Tom Wishon, author of "In Search of The Perfect Golf Club" joins us of the first of two compelling and educational conversations. Part 2 with Tom Wishon is a Members Only episode.

Sep 20, 2011

GSfMO#299 Jeff Ritter, golf instructor, author, and prolific YouTube contributor, joins Fred in an observation that whether you’re a weekend golfer, ardent golf student or PGA certified instructor, you should never think that there's only one way to succeed at this game. No two rounds, shots, or swings are the same and if you try a cookie cutter approach, the chances of failure may be greater than the ability to succeed.
VIsit his website at http://JeffRitterGolf.com or download his free iPhone app. Each of his GOLF SMARTER appearances are featured on the app (thanks Jeff).

Next week our very first guest, Dr. Joe Parent, author of Zen Golf returns to celebrate episode #300. This will not be a Members Only show, it's free to all subscribers.

This episode is brought to you by AudiblePodcast.com/GolfSmarter. Sign up now and take advantage of hearing David narrating his book for free.

Sep 13, 2011

GSfMO #298 Rick Koscher, the Golf Better Coach says that according to physics, the ball flies perfectly everytime it leaves the club face. Yeah right, then why doesn't the ball go where we want it to? It may be your body position at finish. Striking the ball is only the middle of the swing. Once you understand the importance of the follow through and the finish, you will see much better results. For a great video and explanation of a beautiful swing, check out TPI's Dave Phillips on Rory McIlroy US Open swing in slow motion on YouTube.

TheGolfBetterCoach.com

Sep 6, 2011

So this crazy dude sold his condo and decided play golf at the farthest and strangest locations from all points of the globe. To the southern most tip of South America to as close to the North Pole as imaginably possible, he played golf, phenomal people, and has written about these outrageous stories. David Wood, author of "Around The World In 80 Rounds" shares his experiences and his life as a standup comic, motivational speaker and passionate golfer.

This episode is brought to you by AudiblePodcast.com/GolfSmarter. Sign up now and take advantage of hearing David narrating his book for free.

Aug 30, 2011

GSfMO#296. We conclude our conversation about the Top 10 Traits of Better Golfers with Jim Waldron of the Balance Point Golf Schools. Swing mechanics are only a fraction of what you need to succeed. Traits including awareness, mind/body connection, confidence, patience, and impulses are what we discuss that will get you to the next level. This 50 minute conversation is full of awesome information that will have an immediate impact on your next round.

http://BalancePointGolf.com

Aug 23, 2011

GSfMO#295. Jim Waldron of the Balance Point Golf Schools returns to discuss what he's observed from his students who succeed in improving and those who don't. His observations on mental golf, sensory channels, and the target are so good that you shouldn't miss part 2 next week for Members Only. Jim has been featured on our podcast many times in the past and always provides insight that generates a lot of positive email. Next time for Members Only, Jim returns to finish up the list and turn you into a better golfer with lower scores.

http://BalancePointGolf.com

Next week for Members Only, Jim returns to complete the list.

This episode is brought to you by AudiblePodcast.com/GolfSmarter.

Aug 16, 2011

Dr. Patrick Cohn, host of the Sports Psychology Podcast and the Golf Psychology Podcast goes in depth with host Fred Greene to discuss the value and details of the putting pre-shot rountine. As a mental health professional, he also recognizes that Fred is in serious need of treatment. Http://PeakSports.com

Tony Manzoni's book, "The Lost Fundamental: One SImple Move, Better Golf Forever" is now available and can only be found in our Golfers' Mart or TheLostFundamental.com.

Also, make sure you check out our exclusive YouTube video on GolfSmarterTV of Tony sharing his concepts with a golfer who's never had a lesson.

Aug 9, 2011

GSfMO#293 Jennifer Kim, San Geronimo Golf Course General Manager is running her family business of owning and operating of a public golf course in Marin County, California. She joins host Fred Greene for an in-depth conversation about what's involved, what she's learning and the amusing story of why her Korean immigrant father set a long term goal of fulfilling the American Dream of owning a golf course after the first day he caddied (poorly) as a teenager. But Jennifer is not alone in abiding to her Father's wishes, she shares this responsibility with her siblings and her children.

This episode is brought to you by Audible. For a free audiobook of your choice, sign up today at http://audiblepodcast.com/golfsmarter.

Aug 2, 2011

GSfMO#292 Photographer and Photojournalist Robert Kaufman shares his experience and provides advice on how to get the best results when taking pictures on the golf course. We discuss lighting and composition, landscape vs people shots, digital vs 35mm and more. Here's how to transform your snapshots into photographs.

Robert's portfolio is at http://rkaufmanphoto.com.

He’s also involved in the publication of a magazine on California’s golf courses. visitcalifornia.com/golf

Tony Manzoni's book, "The Lost Fundamental: One SImple Move, Better Golf Forever" is now available and can only be found in our Golfers' Mart or TheLostFundamental.com.

Also, make sure you check out our exclusive YouTube video on GolfSmarterTV of Tony sharing his concepts with a golfer who's never had a lesson.

Jul 26, 2011

GSfMO#291 What most golfers, or instructors miss, is that we're working off of one axis. You shouldn't transfer the weight from the right to left. Brace on impact and coil from that point. Opposed to throwing the club at the ball. Tony Manzoni, Coach for the College of the Desert dynasty (24 consecutive years as regional champs) discusses his new self-published book "The Lost Fundamental: One SImple Move, Better Golf Forever" in detail. The book is short, concise and extremely clear. Now available only at GolfSmarter.com or TheLostFundamental.com. Also for the first time on YouTube, see our exclusive video on GolfSmarterTV of Tony giving a golf lesson to my friend Neal, who has never had a lesson in his life.

See the video now on GolfSmarterTV at GolfSmarter.com or YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV

Tony's book is available in our Golfers' Mart. Our book section has been shut down by Amazon.

This episode is brought to you by Audible. For a free audiobook of your choice, sign up today at http://audiblepodcast.com/golfsmarter.

Jul 19, 2011
GSfMO#290 Scott Burg and Jeff Ciolek are not only GOLF SMARTER listeners, but are medical professionals who practice at the Cleveland Clinic working with professional and amateur athletes of all types from Extreme Sports to Golf. We focus our conversation on Phil Mickleson's courageous and successful battle with Psoriatic Arthritis and how any golfer suffering from arthritis doesn't have to quit playing. We also talk about their "Return to Golf" program for golfers with disabilities.
Jul 12, 2011

Once again LPGA Certified instructor Jamie Zimron clearly illustrates how to fine tune elements of our game. This time we cover chipping. We also talk about the new GolfSmarterTV video about this topic.

Jamie can be found at CenteredGolfing.com

See the video now on GolfSmarterTV at GolfSmarter.com

This episode is brought to you by Audible. For a free audiobook of your choice, sign up today at http://audiblepodcast.com/golfsmarter.

Our book section has been shut down by Amazon. Sorry, we can still recommend golf books and authors, but cannot sell them.

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