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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 30, 2014

469: Each year comedian Matty Blake joins us for his outrageously cynical and hilarious hits & misses of the previous year's PGA Tour season, which we call the MattyB Awards. In part 1 of this 2 part awards show, we get an update about Matty's new nightly TV show "Off-Par" on the Back9Network (Direct TV channel 262). Matty also hands out the awards for Player to Watch and Best & Worst Dressed.

 

Golf Smarter host, Fred Greene has been a guest on Matty's TV show a couple times now and you can see the latest conversation on our blog at GolfSmarter.com and our Golf Smarter Facebook page. 

 

 

For more about the Back9Network, and to let your TV signal provider know that you too want to watch the Back9Network, please go to http://iwantback9network.com 

Dec 23, 2014

468: Jamie "The Golf Sensei" Zimron returns for part 2 of our conversation. As we start the 10th year of weekly Golf Smarter episodes, we change this week’s topic from the mental aspect of improvement to the physical. 

 

The lower body is critical to success in so many sports, but amateur golfers focus more on their upper body and arms, and forget (or don't know) the importance of keeping the lower body quiet, but using your legs to generate power. What's more important to a successful golf swing, lower body movement or upper body? Strength or flexibility? As a 5th level black belt in Aikido, a certified Sports Psychologist, Mind-Body Fitness expert, and LPGA Certified instructor, Jamie is well versed in all of these answers. 

 

Come to this blog post at GolfSmarter.com to also get some video instruction from Jamie. 

 

http://KiAiGolf.com

Dec 16, 2014

467: Jamie Zimron is probably one of the most fascinating certified LPGA instructors I've ever encountered. A National Junior Golf Champion, Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford undergraduate, a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, an accomplished Aikido instructor, a motivational speaker, a peace activist in the Middle East, the founder of the KiAi Way®, and has put it all together for a leading-edge integrative body-based peak performance method.

 

In her fifth appearance on Golf Smarter, we talk about the critical value of balance, whether strength or flexibility is more important, and the importance of relaxation through the swing. 

 

Jamie has a number of training DVDs on her website <http://KiAiGolf.com> that are discounted for Golf Smarter listeners for a limited time. 

 

Next up in Part 2 with Jamie, we get a better understanding of why the lower half of your body is your power source, not your arms or swing speed. 

Dec 9, 2014

466: After hearing about the impact, success, and closing down of SCORGolf, CEO Terry “The Wedge Guy” Koehler returns to give us a complete rundown of what his team has learned and how that will influence the design of the all new Ben Hogan Golf irons that will be introduced next month.

This episode is brought to you by Harrys.com. Get $5 off your first purchase with the coupon code "GolfSmarter". Thanks to Harry's for being a supporter of Golf Smarter and Movember. Check out my Movember journey time-lapse selfie video on the GolfSmarter page on Facebook.

Per your suggestion, the Harry's ad has been removed from the Members Only episode, but you still are eligible for the above mentioned discount.

Nov 26, 2014

465: Terry "The Wedge Guy" Koehler returns to announce the final liquidation of his line of SCORGolf scoring clubs (wedges) before the launch of the all new Ben Hogan Brand of irons. Graciously, his "Friends & Family" special pricing has been extended to Golf Smarter listeners. While supplies lasts, you can get up to 5 clubs at $99 each, reduced from their normal price of $129US.

Terry also gives a history of how the SCORGolf line has faired during the three years on the market. It's the only set of wedges to be on Golf Digest's Hot List three years in a row without making any design changes. Very impressive.

Make sure when you order to let them know you heard about this special on the GOLF SMARTER Podcast!

Listen for details on how to order a new club, but do it fast, because there's an extremely limited supply.

Nov 25, 2014
464: This isn't a very long episode, but you don't want to miss it. Host Fred Greene introduces Jason Faircloth, a determined and brave young man who doesn't allow his battle with Cerebral Palsy get in the way of his love for golf. After being the first and only American to play in the British Disabled Open, he became the founder of the US Disabled Golf Association. He announces that the first US Disabled Open is in July of 2015, and he'd like you to spread the word, volunteer, and/or donate at www.usdga.net
Nov 18, 2014
463: Darren Garrett works nights cleaning a local McDonalds in Perth, Australia so that he can fine tune his game during the day so that he can advance through Q-School and make the tour. In this episode, we talk to Darren about what it takes, his goals, and his chances.
Nov 11, 2014

462: Golf rules are fluid. Depending on whom you're playing with, they can change from round to round. But walk on someone's line, talk when your partner is up, or make phone calls, that can really cause a problem. This week we speak to Golf Smarter listener and author Richard Todd about his newest book "The Golf Rules: Etiquette".

This is less then half of the full conversation. You can listen to it commercial free for $1.99. Now available in the Individual Episode section of our Golfers'Mart at GolfSmarter.com.

http://TheGolfRules.com

Both or Richard's books are available in the book section of our Golfers'Mart.

This episode is brought to you by Harry's! For guys like you who want a great shave experience for a fraction of what you’re paying now, go to Harrys.com. And get $5 off your first purchase by entering the code GOLFSMARTER when you check out.

Nov 4, 2014

461: In this episode, we pick up right where we left off from last time to discuss author and Sports Psychiatrist Dr. Michael T. Lardon’s work with PGA Tour players including how he developed a close relationship with Phil Mickleson.

Both of Michael's books, the newest being "Mastering Golf's Mental Game - Your Ultimate Guide to Better On-Course Performance and Lower Scores" and his first, "Finding Your Zone" are both available in our Golfers'Mart at GolfSmarter.com

Oct 28, 2014

460: Sports Psychiatrist Dr. Michael T. Lardon returns to discuss his latest book Mastering Golf’s Mental Game - Your Ultimate Guide to Better On-Course Performance and Lower Scores - In this helpful book, Dr. Lardon shows us how to organize our thoughts and use them for maximum performance. Not just an associate clinical professor of medicine at UC San Diego, Michael was a world ranked table tennis player. So he understands how the mental game can bring us down. But he also knows how to get into the zone and stay focused on what works.

Both of Michael's books are available in our Golfers'Mart at GolfSmarter.com

This is just a taste of the full 40 minute interview. To hear the entire conversation which includes a segment on how Dr. Lardon's working relationship with Phil Mickleson, you can purchase it right now for only $1.99 in our Golfers'Mart at http://GolfSmarter.com

Oct 21, 2014

459: In this Members Only episode, Indian Valley GC Head Professional Steven Snyder joins us for part 2. This time we talk about uphill, downhill, sidehill lies, playing an uphill par3 into the wind, and more.

Are you aware that the Golf Channel, the PGA of America, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk, and Graham McDowell have all given their endorsement to Game Golf by becoming investors? How many golf aids can you say that about?! But this isn't just a training aid, this is a GAME IMPROVEMENT tool.

Golf Smarter for Members Only is the only place you'll find (that's why we have to keep it private) an additional 10% off the regular price of $199 for a new Game Golf. But this generous offer expires November 1, 2014. Since using Game Golf to analyze my game, I've learned that I was coming up short on most of my approach shots. Now with this increased data and knowledge, I’m hitting more greens and consistently having lower scores...and a lower handicap. So check it out for yourself. Go to GolfSmarter.com, click on the Game Golf ad on our homepage, and make sure to use with the checkout code “golfsmarter”.

Oct 14, 2014

458: Do you think you're struggling to lower your scores because of your swing? Putting? Short Game? Indian Valley Golf Course Head Professional Steven Snyder may surprise you with his answer, but after teaching for over 30 years, he's seen it all and knows why we are so frustrated.

The full hour long conversation with Steven is available in 2 parts to our Members, or you can purchase the entire episode right now for only $1.99 in our Individual Episode section of our Golfers'Mart at http://GolfSmarter.com.

This episode is brought to you by Harry’s! For guys like us who want a great shave experience for a fraction of what we’re paying now. Go to Harrys.com and get $5 off your first purchase by entering the code GOLFSMARTER when you check out.

The winner of our Welcome Challenge from Game Golf is Frank Miske of Minnesota for shooting a 76 at The Refuge GC. Frank’s average Game Golf score in is 92.4, so he shot 16.4 strokes below his Game Golf average. Congratulations on a great round.

Remember, Golf Smarter is the only place that you can take advantage of an additional discount off the newly lowered price of $199 with our checkout code that is exclusive to Golf Smarter Members. You only have till November 1 get the discount and then it's over. Click on the Game Golf ad on the home page at GolfSmarter.com.

Oct 14, 2014

458: Do you think you're struggling to lower your scores because of your swing? Putting? Short Game? Indian Valley Golf Course Head Professional Steven Snyder may surprise you with his answer, but after teaching for over 30 years, he's seen it all and knows why we are so frustrated.

This is Part1. Up next Members will get to pick it up right where this episode ends.

This episode is brought to you by Harry’s! For guys like us who want a great shave experience for a fraction of what we’re paying now. Go to Harrys.com and get $5 off your first purchase by entering the code GOLFSMARTER when you check out.

The winner of our Welcome Challenge from Game Golf is Frank Miske of Minnesota for shooting a 76 at The Refuge GC. Frank’s average Game Golf score in is 92.4, so he shot 16.4 strokes below his Game Golf average. Congratulations on a great round.

Remember, Golf Smarter is the only place that you can take advantage of our exclusive Members Only 10% discount off the newly lowered price of $199 with the checkout code "golfsmarter". You only have till November 1 get the discount and then it's over. Click on the Game Golf ad on the home page at GolfSmarter.com.

Oct 7, 2014

457: Tony Manzoni, author of The Lost Fundamental, discusses what's ailing Tiger and what advice he'd give if Tiger called.

Both the book and DVD by Tony called The Lost Fundamental are available in our Golfers'Mart at http://GolfSmarter.com. We are the only outlet where you can purchase either or both of these products.

The Game Golf (#450 & #451) 10% discount only offered to Golf Smarter Members has been extended to November 1. Use the checkout code “golfsmarter”. You must click on the Game Golf ad at http://GolfSmarter.com to learn how this product will lower your scores, improve your game, and increase your enjoyment like it’s done for Fred!

Sep 30, 2014

456: Tony Manzoni, author of The Lost Fundamental, and one of the most requested instructors on Golf Smarter, answers whether we should position our head behind the ball or stand directly upright at address.

This is just a taste of our hour long conversation with Tony that covers common swing mechanics issues experienced by most golfers, like hitting behind the ball, alignment, head position and more. Golf Smarter Members will receive this in 2 segments. Part 2 starts with Tony wondering what he would say if Tiger called for advice. Join Golf Smarter for Members Only and get access to every episode in our archives and unedited versions of our long interviews.

Here's our new 2 for 1 offer! Get both of these Members Only episodes, unedited so you can hear the entire conversation with Tony all the way though, for only $1.99 at GolfSmarter.com

Both the book and DVD by Tony called The Lost Fundamental are available in our Golfers'Mart at http://GolfSmarter.com. We are the only outlet where you can purchase either or both of these products.

The Game Golf (#450 & #451) discount only offered to Golf Smarter Members has been extended to November 1. Get details on how to secure your discount in this week’s Members Only episode. Click on the Game Golf ad at http://GolfSmarter.com to learn how this product will lower your scores, improve your game, and increase your enjoyment like it’s done for Fred!

Sep 30, 2014

456: Tony Manzoni, author of The Lost Fundamental, and one of the most requested instructors on Golf Smarter, joins us for part 1 of an hour long conversation. In this episode we cover common swing mechanics issues experienced by most golfers, like hitting behind the ball, alignment, head position and more. Part 2 starts with Tony wondering what he would say if Tiger called for advice.

Both the book and DVD by Tony called The Lost Fundamental are available in our Golfers'Mart at http://GolfSmarter.com. We are the only outlet where you can purchase either or both of these products.

The Game Golf (#450 & #451) 10% discount only offered to Golf Smarter Members has been extended to November 1. Use the checkout code “golfsmarter”. You must click on the Game Golf ad at http://GolfSmarter.com to learn how this product will lower your scores, improve your game, and increase your enjoyment like it’s done for Fred!

Sep 23, 2014

455: In 1969, The Ryder Cup teetered on the brink of irrelevancy, and perhaps being discontinued. But the historic "Concession" offered by Jack Nicklaus to Tony Jacklin on the final hole at Royal Birkdale changed everything. Author Neil Sagebiel returns (#353 & #354) to discuss at length his latest book "Draw In The Dunes: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked the World".

This is less than half of the complete interview with Neil. Get the full episode by joining Golf Smarter for Members Only, or purchase this and other Members Only shows right now for only $1.99 in our Golfers’Mart at http://smarterpodcasts.com/golfsmarter/golfersmart/individual-episodes/

This book is now available for purchase or download in our Golfers'Mart at http://smarterpodcasts.com/golfsmarter/golfersmart/featured-books/

See a video replay of the "Concession" from the 69 Ryder Cup on our blog.

Also in this episode, host Fred Greene talks about his harrowing experience and escape from Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, and his remarkable round of golf upon his return. A news story about his “Odile Ordeal” is also on the blog.

If you're thinking about taking advantage of the exclusive discount on a new Game Golf (#450 & #451) only offered to Golf Smarter Members, the discount has been extended to November 1. Get details on how to secure your discount in this week’s Members Only episode. Click on the Game Golf ad at http://GolfSmarter.com to learn how this product will lower your scores, improve your game, and increase your enjoyment like it’s done for Fred!

Sep 23, 2014

455: In 1969, The Ryder Cup teetered on the brink of irrelevancy, and perhaps being discontinued. But the historic "Concession" offered by Jack Nicklaus to Tony Jacklin on the final hole at Royal Birkdale changed everything. Author Neil Sagebiel returns (#353 & #354) to discuss at length his latest book "Draw In The Dunes: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked the World".

This book is now available for purchase or download in our Golfers'Mart at http://smarterpodcasts.com/golfsmarter/golfersmart/featured-books/

See a video replay of the "Concession" from the 69 Ryder Cup on our blog.

Also in this episode, host Fred Greene talks about his harrowing experience and escape from Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, and his remarkable round of golf upon his return. A news story about his “Odile Ordeal” is also on the blog.

If you're thinking about taking advantage of the exclusive discount on a new Game Golf (#450 & #451) only offered to Golf Smarter Members, the 10% discount has been extended to November 1. Click on the Game Golf ad at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the checkout code "golfsmarter" to secure your discount.

Sep 12, 2014

454: Donald Crawley is the Director of Instruction at The Boulders Golf Academy in Carefree Arizona, just outside of Scottsdale. Since 1996 Donald has been regularly named one of the “Top 100 Teachers in America” by Golf Magazine and was also named “Best Teacher in Arizona” by Golf Digest. He has helped thousands of students with his Golf Simplified method, which made him the perfect instructor to have on Golf Smarter.

http://GolfSimplified.com

Sep 12, 2014

454: Donald Crawley is the Director of Instruction at The Boulders Golf Academy in Carefree Arizona, just outside of Scottsdale. Since 1996 Donald has been regularly named one of the “Top 100 Teachers in America” by Golf Magazine and was also named “Best Teacher in Arizona” by Golf Digest. He has helped thousands of students with his Golf Simplified method, which made him the perfect instructor to have on Golf Smarter.

http://golfsimplified.com

This is only 15 minutes of our conversation. In the full 50 minute Members Only episode, we also discuss course management, strategy, the basics, Tiger, Bubba, and more.

To hear the entire show, either join Golf Smarter for Members Only, or purchase it right now for only $1.99 in our Golfers’Mart at GolfSmarter.com

Sep 9, 2014

453: Long time Golf Smarter Member Michael Hamel plays at least 36 holes everyday. In Ontario Canada! So far this year, he's logged 237 rounds, and he's not slowing down. In only 6 years of playing golf, Michael is down to a 3 handicap...although he'll say "up" to a 3 since he was in the 2s. He's also been a Personal Trainer for 25 years. When he fell in love with golf, he went for his TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certification so that he could become a better golfer, and to help others to be in better golf shape.

This is only 25 minutes of our conversation. In the full 55 minute Members Only episode, we get into detail on what golfers can do to improve their fitness and stamina.

To hear the entire show, either join Golf Smarter for Members Only, or purchase it right now for only $1.99 in our Golfers’Mart at GolfSmarter.com

Sep 9, 2014
453: Long time Golf Smarter Member Michael Hamel plays at least 36 holes everyday. In Ontario Canada! So far this year, he's logged 237 rounds, and he's not slowing down. In only 6 years of playing golf, Michael is down to a 3 handicap...although he'll say "up" to a 3 since he was in the 2s. He's also been a Personal Trainer for 25 years. When he fell in love with golf, he went for his TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certification so that he could become a better golfer, and to help others to be in better golf shape.
Sep 2, 2014

452: Fourteen states are struggling from severe drought conditions. Now in it's third year in California, things have become so desperate that courses are starting to close because they cannot maintain playable conditions. General Manager of The Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco, Don Chemeledos joins us to discuss the severity of the drought and the unique ideas he's instituted to make it through this critical period. He also shares players' tips on how to play off of dry, hard pan and areas of the course that have no grass to get your club under.

This episode is brought to you by Audible.com. For a free audio book of your choice, open a new account today at http://audiblepodcast.com/golfsmarter.

Golf Smarter Members have till Oct 1 to get an additional, exclusive discount on a new GameGolf unit. Prices have just dropped to $199US, but our Members are the only golfers who also get an additional 10% off with the checkout code "golfsmarter". To take advantage of this offer, click on the Game Golf ad on our home page at GolfSmarter.com

Aug 26, 2014

451: John McGuire, CEO of Game Golf, returns for pt2 of our conversation on the hottest tech product in golf today. We discuss details on what you can learn about the best and worst parts of your game from the data collected. As with any data analysis, the real value is when you take the 10,000 foot view and see the big picture of your strengths and weaknesses.

John also announces for the first time anywhere a price drop from $249 to $199 for a new Game Golf. If you’re interested in purchasing a GameGolf, please go to GolfSmarter.com and click on their ad on our home page. That will let them know you were referred by this podcast.

John also provides an additional exclusive discount to Golf Smarter Members. Due to his contractual obligations with his partners and retail channels, we're not allowed to publicly provide information on what the discount is or how to get it. Please don't publicize that info on the web or he could be in big trouble, and it would definitely jeopardize our relationship.

Aug 19, 2014

450: Game Golf is the hottest golf technology on the market today and it could be the most unique game improvement tool you'll ever use. In Spring 2013 (episode #376) we first met CEO John McGuire when he was raising funds to bring the product to market. The GOLF SMARTER community displayed more support then any other group who participated in the Indigogo funding campaign. Now Game Golf is available, and after using it since October 2013, my game has improved, my scores have gone down, and I’ve broken 80 six times! Before Game Golf, I hadn’t had a round in the 70s in over 5 years and only did it 3 times.

In this episode, John talks about how PGA Tour Players, the PGA of America, and the Golf Channel have all become investors. Also he shares his excitement after seeing news reports the day before we recorded that President Obama has been using Game Golf as well.

This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation. Up next in Part 2, we will talk about how to use Game Golf, how to analyze the data, how it improves your game, new pricing, and most importantly, how Golf Smarter Members get an exclusive discount not found any where else.

We also have just published 2 new videos about Game Golf on our GolfSmarterTV channel. The first is my introduction and review of Game Golf, the second is another conversation with John as we’re playing 18 at Lake Merced Country Club in San Francisco.

This episode is brought to you by harrys.com. Harry’s! For guys like you and me who want a great shave experience for a fraction of what we’re paying now. Just go to Harrys.com and get $5 off your first purchase by entering the check out code GOLFSMARTER.

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