GSfMO#359 Golf magazines lure you in with "Power Postures" to increase your distance, but if you don't fix your posture at address, not only will you lose distance, but you are inviting back pain. Exercise Physiologist Bob Forman returns to address the disservice that these publications are doing to recreational golfers. This is part 1 of 2 episodes where we also cover cardio vs flexibility, nutrition, hydration and more. .
In part 2 for Members Only, Bob talks about golf injuries and how to avoid them.
In our SCOR Zone Short Game Academy, Terry "The Wedge Guy" Koehler answers a listener's question about how to decide which scoring club to use when you're in between two distances. Submit your question for Terry and if answers it on the podcast, you will receive a customized SCOR4161 Scoring Club from SCOR Golf. Click on the SCOR Zone button at GolfSmarter.com to submit your question right now. Get 15% off your entire order at ScorGolf.com with the check out code "GolfSmarter15".
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GSfMO#358 Terry "The Wedge Guy" Koehler, CEO of SCOR Golf joins us for 40 minutes to answer more questions submitted to SCOR Zone Short Game Academy. We've received so many great questions about improving our short game that we decided to answer 4 more questions in a full episode.
Matthew Etter of Durham, NC:
What is the recommended approach for handling "flier" lies around the green? In my area we have a lot of bermuda grasses, and when cut high there can be a lot of space between the ball and the ground. Should you still try to hit down on the ball to impart spin? It seems to me that there's no way you're going to compress the ball when it's sitting up so much, but trying to scoop the ball with an ascending blow doesn't seem like the right approach either. Any alternatives?
Matt McElroy of Brentwood, NH:
How do we know which scoring club to use from the sand? Are different types of sand a factor?
Ron Hampel of Portland, OR
I'm fairly new to golf, having taken up the game about 18 months ago. My play from tee to about 120 yards or so is really coming along (around 70-75% driving accuracy). But, what's holding my scoring back is what happens from inside 120 or so yards. My short game distance control is all over the place. Why will adding a wedge or two to my set at that end make my distances any more accurate? In other words, is my lack of consistency due to the skills of someone new to the game or incorrect club gaps?
Martin Baker of Peregian Beach, Queensland Australia
i still use your old wedges and listened intently to the podcast especially around the grip. I sent a photo of my glove - from the photo you may be able to work out am I holding the club too much in my hand instead of my fingers as you advocate? I was also intrigued by your comments about keeping the grip light on the club - I think this would naturally relax the forearms and therefore give a more relaxed looking swing like the professionals?
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Jaacob Bowden of SwingManGolf.com came in 5th at this year's Speed Golf World Championships. He hasn't been in running shape since since High School, but trained for 2 months running the streets of Zurich with a golf bag over his shoulder to prep for this international tournament. He joins host Fred Greene to discuss the elite class of Speed Golf, how to train, the rules, and the benefits to the mental game that comes with playing at a very, very fast pace.
There's a great video of what speed golf is like from the perspective of Speed Golf World Champion Christopher Smith. You can see it now on our blog at GolfSmarter.com
In our SCOR Zone Short Game Academy, Terry "The Wedge Guy" Koehler gives a free customized Scor4161 scoring club (wedge) to Joshua Smit of Lake Crystal MN. Joshua needs help on chip shots from 15 yards or less from the green, because he frequently doesn't get under the ball and sends it flying past the flag.
Send in your Short Game question to be eligible to win a customized wedge. Golf Smarter Members get 15% off your entire order at ScorGolf.com with the checkout code "GolfSmarter15".
Up next on our Members Only episode, we'll spend a full episode with Terry getting more tips and insights on how to improve your short game.
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GSfMO#356 This Members Only episode provides a preview of Jeff Ritter’s 52 Week Make The Turn Challenge. These 4 challenges are part of his plan is to offer challenges each Friday on the Jeff Ritter Golf Facebook page that rotate around Performance, Mindset, Fitness, and Nutrition. You’ll hear an awesome Short Game Drill that falls in as a Performance challenge. that will be launched after the beginning of 2013.
Along with the Golf Performance drill, he wants you to check out this link to his “World’s Greatest Stretch” fitness challenge.
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