434-35: Jim Waldron of Balance Point Golf Schools returns for a 90 minute conversation on putting. What it takes to improve, what to practice to achieve lower scores, the mental side of putting, and more.
Links to items discussed during the interview:
• Balance Point Golf Schools Training Manuals (mention "GolfSmarter" at checkout for 10% discount) http://balancepointgolf.com/index.php/pro-shop
• iPing putting iPhone app http://www.ping.com/fitting/iping.aspx
• Dave Stockton's Putt to Win: Secrets to Mastering the Other Game of Golf http://smarterpodcasts.com/golfsmarter/golfersmart/featured-books/
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433: OK, now that we know what Golfmetrics is and how it's used on the Tour, what about us?! This is part2 of our conversation with Mark Broadie; Carson Family Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and creator of Golfmetrics, commonly referred to on televised PGA Tour events as Strokes Gained Putting or Driving. In this segment we dig into how this objective analysis of scoring data can help us lower our scores in recreational and club tournament rounds.
E-book and hardcopy versions of “Every Shot Counts. Using the Revolutionary Strokes-Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy” is available in our Golfers’Mart at GolfSmarter.com
432fMO: What does it take to drop 10 strokes from your score? Traditional stats -- fairways/greens/putts per round -- don't answer these questions. Golfmetrics do! This is part 1 of our two-part interview with creator Columbia University Business School Professor Mark Broadie on his eye-opening new book "Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes-Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy." Using the strokes gained approach that Broadie helped develop for the PGA Tour, you can learn how to save strokes by making better decisions on the course.
The book "Every Shot Counts" is available in the book section of our Golfers'mart.
430-431: Dave Stockton has won 5 Majors on the PGA and Champions Tour. He was also the winning Captain of the 1991 Ryder Cup team. He's one of the Pro Tour’s hottest coaches working with Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickleson and Annika Sorenstam.
Dave's got amazing experience and insights, but doesn't focus on golf mechanics. How you use your mind during a round is his forte, and we discuss specifics on pre-shot routine, and strategy to become a MUCH better player.
All three of Dave Stockton's books are available in the book section of our Golfers'Mart.
This is the complete interview. Instead of breaking it into 2 episodes, I'm experimenting with providing Members with the full show all at once. This means that there will not be a Members Only episode next week. If you'd prefer new content each week and like hearing interviews in 2 parts, then we'll continue. Please provide your feedback on this format.
Again, there will not be a Members Only episode next week.