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.
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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.
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.
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.
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