#408 - Tony Manzoni is 77 years old and is still shooting par. Lucky for us, he’s also an amazing teacher who has been a listener favorite on GolfSmarter for a long time. Outside of teaching, his instructional book, and DVD, he’s coached the College of the Desert Golf team to 27 Conference championships. His book and DVD “The Lost Fundamental - One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” are only available at GolfSmarter (app & .com) as individual items or as a combo. Each have received rave reviews. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation with Tony. We get into more detail on swing mechanics in part 2.
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For Members Only #407 - Columnist Shane Ryan of Grantland.com continues with host Fred Greene on his “10 Sensible Rules for Golfing With Others”. Starting at #3, there are some points that are make sense, but then it seems to host Fred Greene that there are some points that just constitute whining about his pet peeves.
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For Members Only #406- Shane Ryan writes columns and features on golf and other sports for Grantland.com. This summer he wrote an entertaining piece called "10 Sensible Rules for Golfing with Others" but reading it through felt like he was complaining about his pet peeves that can be either annoying or embarrassing during a round. The post states “In a sport so polluted by etiquette and decorum, the possibilities seemed endless”... then observes “the absurd amount of practice you need to put in just to be below average.” You get where he’s going, right? In this episode, we discuss our personal relationships (sic: frustrations) with golf. Some of his points are obvious and I agree, but there are other where I put him to task. Points include “Keep Your Swearing to a Reasonable Level”, “Never Throw or Slam Your Club in Anger”, and "When Your Playing Partner is Struggling, Just Shut Up!". A link to his article is live in the blog at GolfSmarter.com.
Next for Members Only Shane returns to finish his list and spar with host Fred Greene about the pros and cons of each point.
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For Members Only #405 - Despite strict USGA guidelines, not all golf clubs perform the same. Golf Professionals play with sticks that are meticulously tailored to their swing. Amateur golfers make purchases based on what the Pros play. No matter their skill level, few golfers take advantage of being fitted for clubs that compliment their swing style. GolfSmarter Podcast host Fred Greene is in the market for a new Driver, fairway driver, and hybrids and was amazed to learn how different each club performs for his swing. During the 90 minute session, join Fred to learn why club head speed, launch angle, spin rate, dispersion are important, and that some older models suit him better than “the newest and the greatest”. **Note: The beep is when Nick mentioned a price that may not be available everywhere.
For this Members Only episode, Fred set up his video gear to record his fitting session with custom club fitter Nick Manzano of The Golf Mart in San Rafael, CA (also featured in episodes #394 & 395). The video, now available in our YouTube/GolfSmarterTV channel, is only a portion of the session, but the podcast episode is the entire fitting.
#404 For Members Only: Jeff Ritter may be one of the most insightful and approachable teachers ever on Golf Smarter. That's why we continue to ask him back on a regular basis. In this episode, host Fred Greene and Jeff cover nuanced information like something as simple, but easy to forget, as feet position at address. Mostly we discuss an email from a listener who's common frustrations are due to the lack of improvement in his game, or lowering of his scores. He notes how he experiences short bursts of progress and just falls back into the same old groove "No Matter What".
Next up for Members Only, Fred records his custom fitting with Nick Manzano (episodes #394 + #395) and amazingly discovers the results of just how different each club manufacturer can be. There will also be a video of the fitting as well.
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