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Now displaying: December, 2015
Dec 28, 2015

520: This is our 6th annual skewering of the PGA Tour & Players as the MattyB Awards takes center stage with comedian/actor/TV Personality Matty Blake. As he’s done in the past, these awards have a tendency to upset some PGA Tour fans, so this year we make it a drinking game! Each time Matty says something offensive, we take a swig (Matty:beer / Fred:vodka) so the show gets a little…OK, a lot out of hand. This year’s awards include the David Duval MattyB for Courage, The Hottest Wife, the best & worst golf related Media Appearance, the Middle Finger Matty, Mr. Blake-well’s best & worst dressed, Player and Moment of the Year…and more! Watch the entire episode from our live Blab event here.

And here's the link to the article written about Matty's first hole in one!

 

This is also our 10th Anniversary of weekly episodes since 2005! Thanks to all the friends I've made through the podcast, to everyone who has enjoyed Golf Smarter over the years, to those who sent in congratulatory messages, and to all those listeners who I've had the pleasure to play golf with over the last decade. 

Dec 28, 2015
520 Premium : 2015 PGA Tour MattyB Awards & 10th Anniversary Celebration!

 520: This is our 6th annual skewering of the PGA Tour & Players as the MattyB Awards takes center stage with comedian/actor/TV Personality Matty Blake. As he’s done in the past, these awards have a tendency to upset some PGA Tour fans, so this year we make it a drinking game! Each time Matty says something offensive, we take a swig (Matty:beer / Fred:vodka) so the show gets a little…OK, a lot out of hand. This year’s awards include the David Duval MattyB for Courage, The Hottest Wife, the best & worst golf related Media Appearance, the Middle Finger Matty, Mr. Blake-well’s best & worst dressed, Player and Moment of the Year…and more! Watch the entire episode from our live Blab event:

We also learn that MattyB got his first hole-in-one this year, so Fred awards a MattyB for a friend! Here's the video

And here's the link to the article written about his accomplishment. 

This is also our 10th Anniversary of weekly episodes since 2005! Thanks to all the friends I've made through the podcast, to everyone who has enjoyed Golf Smarter over the years, to those who sent in congratulatory messages, and to all those listeners who I've had the pleasure to play golf with over the last decade. 

Dec 22, 2015

519: Starting on January 1, 2016 anchored putters will be banned from tournament use at all levels. It was no surprise to club designers that the USGA and R&A banned those long putters. It’s what they didn’t do that has club makers, retailers, and golfers confused and angry. Tom Wishon (wishongolf.com) the unofficial spokesperson of Custom Club Making Industry, and frequent Golf Smarter contributor explains what exactly the ruling means and whether or not it effects your game.

Because of the timely nature of the content, this is a replay of episode #363, which is part 1 of 2 published on December 25, 2012. This is because we had technical difficulties with our show this week featuring Ken Doherty. We had a great conversation, but it didn’t survive the recording process. So we will get him back soon to discuss his latest article “A Quiet Mind for Golf…I Hope I Don’t Miss This Shot”. 

Through the end of January, 2016 our holiday present for you is that each new free Golf Smarter episode will not be shortened as usual. Each of these new shows will be the complete interview intact!

Dec 22, 2015
519 Premium: The 2016 Ban on Anchored Putters with Custom Club Maker Tom Wishon

519: Starting on January 1, 2016 anchored putters will be banned from tournament use at all levels. It was no surprise to club designers that the USGA and R&A banned those long putters. It’s what they didn’t do that has club makers, retailers, and golfers confused and angry. Tom Wishon (wishongolf.com) the unofficial spokesperson of Custom Club Making Industry, and frequent Golf Smarter contributor explains what exactly the ruling means and whether or not it effects your game.

Because of the timely nature of the content, this is a replay of episode #363, which is part 1 of 2 published on December 25, 2012. Unfortunately, we had technical difficulties with our show this week featuring Ken Doherty. It was a great conversation, but it didn’t survive the recording process. So we will get him back soon to discuss his latest article “A Quiet Mind for Golf…I Hope I Don’t Miss This Shot”. 

Dec 16, 2015
518 Premium: Why Your Golf Swing is Hurting You LESS Than You Think

518 Premium: This week Jim Waldron of the Balance Point Golf Schools returns for a full hour to discuss his new video series and The Arm Swing Illusion. Jim breaks down in detail why so many of us are concerned that our consistency issues are not what we think. 

 

Episode 520 means it's our 10th Anniversary and we want to share it with you! Join us for our live Blab.im session with comedian Matty Blake for the 6th Annual PGA Tour MattyB Awards. We'll be live at 5pPT/8pET on Thursday, December 17 @GolfSmarter on Blab.im. 

 

If you can't make the live show, then send us a video with your favorite Golf Smarter anecdote or story before December 28. Send it to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com or click on the Hey Fred button at the all new GolfSmarter.com!

 

Join us at the recording of episode #521 as we welcome back the guest who helped us launch episode #1. Dr. Joseph Parent, author of golf’s most popular golf mental game book of all time, Zen Golf. Dr Joe and Fred will take your questions on Monday, December 21 at 5pPT / 8pET @GolfSmarter on https://Blab.im

Dec 9, 2015
517 Premium: Club Up or Come Up Short! with Game Golf CEO, John McGuire

517: John McGuire, CEO of Game Golf returns to introduce us to their newest product, Game Golf Live. Unlike the Classic model, LIVE allows you to track your shots, and view the hole via GPS on your smartphone while you’re playing. They even have a new tracking system for Android users that doesn’t require wearing a unit on your belt. We also discuss what has been learned from the data collected, which PGA Tour players are using Game Golf, and since we’re live on BLAB, answers questions from our audience. 

Game Golf is offering Golf Smarter listeners an exclusive free gift with the purchase of a new Game Golf Live. Use the checkout code “fredgreene” and get the $99 Android tags FREE! Android phones use an NFC chip that isn’t available on iPhones. These Game Golf tags can be used as a second set with Game Golf Live or stand alone with an Android phone. Just tap your Android phone before each shot and gather all the same data as you would with the belt clip unit. This exclusive discount expires January 5, 2016. Click here to learn more about the entire line of Game Golf products and get your FREE Android tags, go to 

John explains the importance of your pre-shot routine, and how to lock your mind in preparing your next shot. This segment is part of the Premium episode, but can be seen on video at GolfSmarterTV.  

Each new episode of GOLF SMARTER will be live on BLAB, which allows you to participate with your own questions. To receive an automatic notification of our next recording time and date, use Blab or Twitter to follow us @GolfSmarter.

 

Dec 1, 2015
516 Premium:John Abendroth Co-host of Hooked On Golf Radio and former PGA Tour Pro

516Premium: John Abendroth is well known in the San Francisco golf community from growing up playing against guys like Johnny Miller, playing on the PGA Tour, and his two plus decades hosting the “Hooked On Golf” radio show. He makes his first appearance on GOLF SMARTER to share some wonderful stories of his three years on the PGA Tour playing against some historic figures.

This episode was conducted at Blab.im and the full video is available at GolfSmarterTV. <https://youtu.be/l4ahQktn-xw> Each new episode of GOLF SMARTER will be live on BLAB, which allows you to participate with your own questions. To receive an automatic notification of our next recording time and date, use Blab or Twitter to follow us @GolfSmarter.

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