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Dec 27, 2016

572: Joe Hallett, PGA is a Master Certified instructor who teaches Golf Teaching Professionals on how to coach us. We also discuss how to improve each round by using advanced course management techniques that includes looking at a hole backwards, the way it was designed, from green to tee. He advises that we strategically take advantage of what the groundskeeper gives us with 6 easy holes, 6 medium, and 6 hard holes, and play aggressively only when appropriate.  

Dec 27, 2016
572 Premium: Advanced Green to Tee Course Management Techniques with Joe Hallett, PGA

Premium: Joe Hallett, PGA is a Master Certified instructor who teaches Golf Teaching Professionals on how to coach us. We also discuss how to improve each round by using advanced course management techniques that includes looking at a hole backwards, the way it was designed, from green to tee. He advises that we strategically take advantage of what the groundskeeper gives us with 6 easy holes, 6 medium, and 6 hard holes, and play aggressively only when appropriate. 

Dec 20, 2016

571 John Kantarski specializes in left handed golf. But after teaching thousands of golfers, he’s also noticed how frequently golfers, left or right handed, also believe they understand what went wrong after each swing, just compounding the problem. No matter how good a golfer is, without proper training, it’s hard to make changes with the knowledge of cause and effect. A Hank Haney certified instructor, John shares his background making changes, fixes, and insights.                           

Here’s the link <https://youtu.be/_fjVwY_IY28> to the bonus video Fred mentioned at the end of the show.  Fred sits down with Rocio Robles, General Manager of El Manglar Campo de Golf (Golf Course) Riviera Maya, Mexico. Operated by Vidanta Golf, El Manglar is a Jack Nicklaus Design 18 hole - Par 54 course. Even though each hole is a par 3, holes from the black tees (2923yds) range in length from 103-276 yards, with 10 of the holes being over 150 yards and 11 having water in play. The four longest holes, #4 (223yds), #13 (276yds), #14 (195yds), and #18 (195yds), all require you to carry either streams or lakes. We wouldn't be surprised if the slope from the back tees are over 133, but no rating or slope is offered. 

Inserted throughout the interview with Rocio, Fred provides commentary, photos, and video from his round and a time-lapse of the sunrise from the beach. 

This is an incredible property on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, south of Cancun, north of Playa del Carmen, that boasts 5 hotels, 14 impressive restaurants, the golf course, a large boutique that provides everything from groceries for your kitchen equipped condo, to a pharmacy, gifts, clothes, and more. Vidanta Riviera Maya also has a custom built 600 seat theatre for JOYA, the only Cirque du Soleil show in the world that has a full hour of pre-show entertainment while you indulge in champagne and an excellent dinner at your table before the show. In the full week that we stayed at the Mayan Palace, we never had a need or desire to leave the property.

Dec 20, 2016
571 Premium: Stop Trying to Change Your Swing All By Yourself with John Kantarski

571: John Kantarski specializes in left handed golf. But after teaching thousands of golfers, he’s also noticed how frequently golfers, left or right handed, also believe they understand what went wrong after each swing, just compounding the problem. No matter how good a golfer is, without proper training, it’s hard to make changes with the knowledge of cause and effect. A Hank Haney certified instructor, John shares his background making changes, fixes, and insights.                 

Here’s the link <https://youtu.be/_fjVwY_IY28> to the bonus video Fred mentioned at the end of the show.  Fred sits down with Rocio Robles, General Manager of El Manglar Campo de Golf (Golf Course) Riviera Maya, Mexico. Operated by Vidanta Golf, El Manglar is a Jack Nicklaus Design 18 hole - Par 54 course. Even though each hole is a par 3, holes from the black tees (2923yds) range in length from 103-276 yards, with 10 of the holes being over 150 yards and 11 having water in play. The four longest holes, #4 (223yds), #13 (276yds), #14 (195yds), and #18 (195yds), all require you to carry either streams or lakes. We wouldn't be surprised if the slope from the back tees are over 133, but no rating or slope is offered. 

Inserted throughout the interview with Rocio, Fred provides commentary, photos, and video from his round and a time-lapse of the sunrise from the beach. 

This is an incredible property on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, south of Cancun, north of Playa del Carmen, that boasts 5 hotels, 14 impressive restaurants, the golf course, a large boutique that provides everything from groceries for your kitchen equipped condo, to a pharmacy, gifts, clothes, and more. Vidanta Riviera Maya also has a custom built 600 seat theatre for JOYA, the only Cirque du Soleil show in the world that has a full hour of pre-show entertainment while you indulge in champagne and an excellent dinner at your table before the show. In the full week that we stayed at the Mayan Palace, we never had a need or desire to leave the property.

Dec 13, 2016

570: Jim Samsing of the Bird Golf Academy career as a golf teaching professional spans more than three decades. A competitive player since 1970, and the winner of the 1973 Montbello Open Pro-Am, Jim also recorded top 10 finishes in several state opens. Jim was also the Head Professional at Mission Hills C.C. in the mid 70’s. His teaching philosophy is to keep the swing as simple as possible, developing strong fundamentals and swing skills, and using the brain as the major tool in the development of these skills. He is the foremost expert in the theory of the “Double Connexion”, a mental discipline used on the PGA tour. Jim is a true master and student of the game, who’s style is successful with players of all abilities. Jim is also an accomplished club fitting specialist. We are proud to have Jim as our West Coast Director of Instruction.

Dec 13, 2016
Premium: Keeping Your Golf Swing Simple with Jim Samsing

570: Jim Samsing of the Bird Golf Academy career as a golf teaching professional spans more than three decades. A competitive player since 1970, and the winner of the 1973 Montbello Open Pro-Am, Jim also recorded top 10 finishes in several state opens. Jim was also the Head Professional at Mission Hills C.C. in the mid 70’s. His teaching philosophy is to keep the swing as simple as possible, developing strong fundamentals and swing skills, and using the brain as the major tool in the development of these skills. He is the foremost expert in the theory of the “Double Connexion”, a mental discipline used on the PGA tour. Jim is a true master and student of the game, who’s style is successful with players of all abilities. Jim is also an accomplished club fitting specialist. We are proud to have Jim as our West Coast Director of Instruction.

For Premium subscribers, here’s a link <https://youtu.be/_fjVwY_IY28> to a bonus video of the Golf Smarter Podcast published December 13, 2016. Podcast host Fred Greene sits down with Rocio Robles, General Manager of El Manglar Campo de Golf (Golf Course) Riviera Maya, Mexico. Operated by Vidanta Golf, El Manglar is a Jack Nicklaus Design 18 hole - Par 54 course. Even though each hole is a par 3, holes from the black tees (2923yds) range in length from 103-276 yards, with 10 of the holes being over 150 yards and 11 having water in play. The four longest holes, #4 (223yds), #13 (276yds), #14 (195yds), and #18 (195yds), all require you to carry either streams or lakes. We wouldn't be surprised if the slope from the back tees are over 133, but no rating or slope is offered. 

Inserted throughout the interview with Rocio, Fred provides commentary, photos, and video from his round and a time-lapse of the sunrise from the beach. 

This is an incredible property on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, south of Cancun, north of Playa del Carmen, that boasts 5 hotels, 14 impressive restaurants, the golf course, a large boutique that provides everything from groceries for your kitchen equipped condo, to a pharmacy, gifts, clothes, and more. Vidanta Riviera Maya also has a custom built 600 seat theatre for JOYA, the only Cirque du Soleil show in the world that has a full hour of pre-show entertainment while you indulge in champagne and an excellent dinner at your table before the show. In the full week that we stayed at the Mayan Palace, we never had a need or desire to leave the property.

Dec 6, 2016

569. Dr. Robert K Winters is a sports psychologist, author, contributor to the Golf Channel, and Mental Conditioning Coach who has helped numerous golfers from amateurs to the PGA Tour. Unlike any other sports psychologist performance consultant in the country, Dr. Bob has an academic and experiential background that allows him to really understand what it means to be an athlete or performer at every level.

Dec 6, 2016
Premium: Positive vs Negative Thinking and How It Impacts Your Golf Game with Dr. Bob Winters

569. Dr. Robert K Winters is a sports psychologist, author, contributor to the Golf Channel, and Mental Conditioning Coach who has helped numerous golfers from amateurs to the PGA Tour. Unlike any other sports psychologist performance consultant in the country, Dr. Bob has an academic and experiential background that allows him to really understand what it means to be an athlete or performer at every level.

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