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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: August, 2013
Aug 27, 2013

For Members Only #399 - Ted Joyce doesn’t fit the mental image of a Champions Tour caddie. A young man with a tattered baseball cap that only blocks the top of his bright red hair which completely frames his face, including a large bushy beard that small birds could settle in and raise a family. At first glance, his look and his chosen profession brings about expectations of a deep, unintelligible Scottish brogue. But what you get is a fun, articulate, extremely capable caddie who intimately knows the 4 courses he loops at Bandon Dunes, and understands how to play the game. Ted has been carrying the bag of Champions Tour player Brian Henninger during the 2013 season and shares some stories from inside the ropes of what it’s like to hang out on the practice putting green the week of a tournament.

If you have Bandon Dunes on your target list of places you have to play…and you must at least once…make sure you look up Ted and let him know GOLF SMARTER sent you!

http://BandonDunesGolf.com

Up next, Jim Waldron of Balance Point Golf Schools joins us for two dinner conversations to celebrate episode #400!

Aug 20, 2013

For Members Only #398 - “TRYING to get a hole-in-one is the important part...and sometimes the golf gods reward you.” Grant Rogers, Director of Instruction at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Oregon sits down with host Fred Greene for breakfast to recap Fred’s 36 holes at Old MacDonald and Bandon Dunes courses the previous day. Grant provides tips and insights specifically for playing Bandon’s courses, but shots and swings that you’ll need when you play Links golf. Bandon Dunes is marketed as “Golf As It Was Meant To Be” as these four courses could be the closest thing to Scottish golf that you’ll find in the US. To many, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is golf mecca. Even if you’ve played in Scotland, Bandon Dunes should be on your golf bucket list of places to play, but it’s not for beginners, or non-walkers. There’s no golf carts or cart paths, so be prepared for long and challenging walks. Not like there’s a lot of elevation change, but battling the elements could make you miserable. As Grant offers, “Someone in your group is going to have the most fun, it might as well be you!”

Beyond the four 18 hole courses; Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails, and Old MacDonald, there's a 13 hole Par 3 course called Bandon Preserve, which provides all net proceeds to the Wild Rivers Coast Alliance. Despite it being a par 3 track, it could be the most fun golf course I’ve ever played.

http://BandonDunesGolf.com

Please check out my photo journal from our Bandon Dunes adventure, including my near hole-in-one on #5, in the blog at GolfSmarter.com.....

Next up For Members Only, we’ll stay at Bandon Dunes and meet Ted Joyce, our caddie, who also caddies on the Champions Tour. He tells stories from inside the ropes and tips from the Bandon Dunes trenches.

This episode is brought to you by Audible. For a free audiobook of your choice, go to audiblepodcast.com/golfsmarter.

Aug 13, 2013

Golf Smarter for Members Only #397– “With swimming as in golf, there are a lot of little moving parts that require your attention..” Head position, for instance, dictates balance. In both sports, you need to keep you head as still as possible for improved efficiency and results. Our guest for this Members Only episode is World Famous Triathlon Swim Coach Kevin Koskella. Because swimming is the opening event, efficiency and energy conservation is critical to get you to the more arduous and demanding running and cycling legs of a triathlon. Similar to what golf coaches say, practicing with a purpose will bring on positive results, where clubbing ball after ball from a bucket won’t show noticeable improvement. Kevin also advocates Yoga to make you a better, more flexible athlete, which we've discussed many times.

Kevin also hosts the TriSwimCoach podcast and regularly emails tips on efficiency from http://triswimcoach.com

The next four episodes are from my recent trip to Oregon. While at Bandon Dunes, I sat down for interviews with the Director of Instruction providing insights on playing links courses, and my caddie, who also carries a bag on the Champions Tour, sharing stories from inside the ropes. Then episodes #400 and #401 for Members Only, I head to Portland for dinner with one of our favorite teachers, Jim Waldron of Balance Point Golf Schools.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please click on the Hey Fred button at Golf Smarter.com

Aug 6, 2013

GOLF SMARTER #396 - “Golf Channel does a great job, but we want to give our audience more what of what they want in programming and lifestyle”. Jamie Bosworth is a former teaching pro who recognized a void in Golf TV programming. Along with a savvy group of investors he has built an entirely new network of content delivered via online and cable that recognizes we want more than competition and lessons. Women golfers especially appreciate this unique approach. Is the Golf Channel good or bad for Back9Network? Listen to Jamie and host Fred Greene discuss why, in the long run, you’ll end up spending more time watching Back9Network.

Next up For Members Only, Triathlon Swim Coach Kevin Koskella will share how swimming can improve your golf game!

This episode is brought to you by Audible. For a free audiobook of your choice, go to audiblepodcast.com/golfsmarter.

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