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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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Oct 18, 2016

562: Tommy Masters has been named Golf Digest Top 100 instructor multiple times. Among the great pieces of advice he shares in this episode is acknowledging that occasionally (or in host Fred Greene’s case frequently) you will have bad shots. Don’t brood over them, don’t even get upset. See a bad shot as an exciting challenge. Focus on how you will get out of trouble. Just remember Fred’s favorite saying “Never follow a bad shot with a stupid shot!”  Also, Tommy advices to practice a variety of shots with each club so that you won’t be intimidated by tough situations. 

http://www.TommyMasters.net

This episode is brought to you by GolfOvernight.com. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.

Oct 18, 2016
562 Premium: Don’t Change Your Clubs, Change Your Attitude for More Fun and Lower Scores! with Tommy Masters

562: Tommy Masters has been named Golf Digest Top 100 instructor multiple times. Among the great pieces of advice he shares in this episode is acknowledging that occasionally (or in host Fred Greene’s case frequently) you will have bad shots. Don’t brood over them, don’t even get upset. See a bad shot as an exciting challenge. Focus on how you will get out of trouble. Just remember Fred’s favorite saying “Never follow a bad shot with a stupid shot!”  Also, Tommy advices to practice a variety of shots with each club so that you won’t be intimidated by tough situations. 

http://www.TommyMasters.net

This episode is brought to you by GolfOvernight.com. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.

Aug 16, 2016
553 Premium: The Only Artist Commissioned by both the USGA & R&A for the Majors with Linda Hartough

553: Here’s another fascinating story of someone who has found a way to make a living in golf without playing golf. Linda Hartough is a landscape painter who has recreated some of the world's most beautiful golf holes. She is the only artist ever commissioned by the USGA and the R&A Golf Club of St. Andrews to do their annual, official paintings and prints for the U.S. Open and British Open Championships. She has painted prestigious golf courses from the U.S. to Scotland to Hong Kong. Her paintings have earned a place on two ABC Television Golf Specials on famous golf holes hosted by Jack Nicklaus.

 

http://hartough.com 

Want to watch the full interview and see some of her work? Check out the complete conversation at GolfSmarter.com or our YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV channel.  

https://youtu.be/X-DnoZvrylw 

This episode is brought to you by Golf Overnight. If you’re about to take a vacation or golf trip, don’t have your golf clubs slow you down! This trip, have your clubs waiting for you...not the other way around! Save 20% when you use our exclusive promo code “gsmart" at GolfOvernight.com. Click on the ad at the bottom of the page at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.     

At the end of this episode, Dean Knuth, founder of Knuth Golf and creator of the High Heat Driver, 3 Wood, and Hybrid join us to select at random a winner of a custom made High Heat 3 Wood. 

Knuth Golf has extended their exclusive discount for the Golf Smarter community. Mention “Golf Smarter” in your order and save on each of these clubs that are designed specifically to help amateurs play better golf. Driver regularly $399, your price $329. Fairway Wood regularly $299, mention Golf Smarter and it’s only $269. All new High Heat Hybrid, $249, but for you only $229.  

 

http://Knuthgolf.com

Aug 3, 2016
551 Premium: Eliminate Vacation Stress and Hassles by Using Golf Overnight

551: Golf Overnight is not only a great service to have your golf clubs waiting for you instead of you waiting…and waiting…and waiting for your clubs at the airport, they’re also offering a 20% discount to Golf Smarter listeners with the Promo Code “gsmart”. Our guest this week is Aaron Foster from Golf Overnight who explains how the service works, the advantages, and the costs.

To take advantage of their offer, click on the ad at the bottom of the page at http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.  We’re also really happy to announce that Golf Overnight is our newest sponsor! Please try them out on your next golf trip to see how much value you gain when you eliminate the hassle of dragging around your clubs.    

 

WIN! WIN! WIN! Golf Smarter has teamed up with Dean Knuth of knuthgolf.com to give away a High Heat 3Wood. Deadline to enter is Midnight Sunday, August 14, 2016 at GolfSmarter.com. The winner will be announced on episode 553. 

Knuth Golf has extended their exclusive discount for the Golf Smarter community. Mention “Golf Smarter” in your order and save on each of these clubs that are designed specifically to help amateurs play better golf. Driver regularly $399, your price $329. Fairway Wood regularly $299, mention Golf Smarter and it’s only $269. All new High Heat Hybrid, $249, but for you only $229.  

Jul 15, 2016
Listen to Fred Greene being interviewed on The On Par Podcast

Just in case you've not had enough of Fred Greene's silliness, he's a featured guest on the latest On Par Podcast presented by 18Birdies with Josh Hayes and Kris Tschetter. In this hour+ conversation, Fred probably reveals too much about his personal life. He also shares stories about his career in radio, creating a successful interactive sports marketing, and being a podcast pioneer. If you're that curious, check it out by clicking here.

https://audioboom.com/boos/4824517-episode-no-12-interview-with-golf-smarter?t=0

Jul 12, 2016
548 Premium: Golf Skate Caddy, the Newest Personal Golf Transport AND (Premium Episode) Golf Game Book - An App That’s Like a Clubhouse in Your Pocket

548: The most interesting category in golf’s effort to bring young people to the game is the Personal Transport. Golf Skate Caddy is not your grandfather’s golf cart. Think about it as a electric surf board and/or a skate board. Just secure your bag, plug in your phone, put your beer on ice, grab the remote control, step aboard and off you go! Our guest is Patrick Pires to discuss the benefits and fun this product brings to the game. The video of this conversation also includes a short segment of host Fred Greene taking a ride around a course.

http://GolfSkateCaddy.com 

Watch the video at https://youtu.be/-0Uf9cOSojk  or http://GolfSmarter.com

Part 2 of this episode for Premium Subscribers features Mikko Rantanen of Golf Game Book. Golf Game Book is a free app for iOS (Android is coming) that includes 25 different game formats. This app also allows golfers to connect and share live results, comments, photos&videos no matter where they are...on or off the course.  You can watch this interview at GolfSmarter.com or https://youtu.be/Fpu0NG6i3WQ 

!!!!!!We’re giving away a High Heat Driver!!!!!! Register to win at GolfSmarter.com. Deadline to enter is 11:59p, Sunday July 17, 2016. Winner will be announced on episode 549 (July 19, 2016).  Register at http://www.golfsmarter.com/contest-enter-to-win-a-custom-fit-high-heat-driver/ 

Knuth Golf has extended their exclusive discount for the Golf Smarter community. Mention “Golf Smarter” in your order and save on each of these clubs that are designed specifically to help amateurs play better golf. Driver regularly $399, your price $329. Fairway Wood regularly $299, mention Golf Smarter and it’s only $269. All new High Heat Hybrid, $249, but for you only $229.  http://Knuthgolf.com

Jul 5, 2016
547 Premium: Exploring the Most Interesting Golf Destinations in the World AND (Premium Episode) A Golf Destination that is Inexpensive, Off the Beaten Path, and Beautiful, Mesquite Nevada

547: Perry Golf is an industry leading golf travel company that plans trips and tours to the best and most unique golf destinations in the world. This is a conversation with Mark Barnes about the golf travel industry, great places to play, and the hottest and newest places to visit.    

http://PerryGolf.com  

Watch the video https://youtu.be/MMFgK3vTMJ0  or http://GolfSmarter.com

Part 2 of this episode for Premium Subscribers features Cody Law of GolfMesquiteNevada.com Mesquite is about an hour north of Las Vegas, but they have spectacular golf, casino gambling, and a variety of accommodations and dining options to choose from.  You can watch this interview at GolfSmarter.com or https://youtu.be/ySlkkeGlTso 

!!!!!!We’re giving away a High Heat Driver!!!!!! Register to win at GolfSmarter.com. Deadline to enter is 11:59p, Sunday July 17, 2016. Winner will be announced on episode 549 (July 19, 2016).  Register at http://www.golfsmarter.com/contest-enter-to-win-a-custom-fit-high-heat-driver/ 

Knuth Golf has extended their exclusive discount for the Golf Smarter community. Mention “Golf Smarter” in your order and save on each of these clubs that are designed specifically to help amateurs play better golf. Driver regularly $399, your price $329. Fairway Wood regularly $299, mention Golf Smarter and it’s only $269. All new High Heat Hybrid, $249, but for you only $229.  http://Knuthgolf.com

Jun 28, 2016
546 Premium: SNAG (Starting New At Golf) is the Most Effective Method to Get Children Excited About Golf AND (Premium Episode) Getting Millennials Interested to Play More Golf in Low Profile Destinations

546: Common question: What’s the best way to get my child interested in playing golf? Finally an answer that works, is fun, and has a school curriculum designed by education professionals. SNAG (Starting New at Golf) is the best “first-touch” program I’ve seen. It uses big clubs & balls, bright colors and language that all children would understand. But it’s not just for children, this system works for anyone who’s never held a golf club before. Our guest is John Johnson. The video includes the full interview and Golf Smarter host Fred Greene’s first swing with the Super SNAG Launcher (Driver) getting a Super SNAG Hole in One!   

http://snaggolf.com and 

http://snagpros.com for schools, parks, and camp programs.  

Watch the video https://youtu.be/PzFtzmBQ78E  http://GolfSmarter.com

Part 2 of this episode for Premium Subscribers features Dallin Koecher of GoHeberValley.com. Heber Valley is the area in Utah where the ING Conference was held. Dallin is with their visitor’s bureau and we discussed how low profile golf destinations are using today’s social media to attract millennials to their area and to golf in general. You can watch this interview at GolfSmarter.com or https://youtu.be/qN4dbUaTZLs 

!!!!!!We’re giving away a High Heat Driver!!!!!! Register to win at GolfSmarter.com. Deadline to enter is 11:59p, Sunday July 17, 2016. Winner will be announced on episode 549 (July 19, 2016).  Register at http://www.golfsmarter.com/contest-enter-to-win-a-custom-fit-high-heat-driver/ 

Knuth Golf has extended their exclusive discount for the Golf Smarter community. Mention “Golf Smarter” in your order and save on each of these clubs that are designed specifically to help amateurs play better golf. Driver regularly $399, your price $329. Fairway Wood regularly $299, mention Golf Smarter and it’s only $269. All new High Heat Hybrid, $249, but for you only $229.  http://Knuthgolf.com

May 31, 2016
542 Premium: Intro to Tour Edge and Exotics golf clubs, AND, the PGA Golf Exhibition Shows

542 Premium: Tour Edge sells golf clubs under both the Exotics and Tour Edge brands. Exotics are for those who demand the best. Tour Edge have forged a name as offering high-quality clubs at unbeatable prices. Our conversation this week was recorded at the 26th Annual ING Conference and features Joanne Miller, Director of Public Relations from the ING Conference.  

In part 2 of this Premium Access episode, we also talk to Sherry Major from PGA Golf Exhibitions who produces the PGA Merchandise show in Orlando each year. 

This is the another interview captured at the 26th Annual ING (International Network of Golf) conference in Midway, Utah. 

http://TourEdgeGolf.com

http://pgashow.com or http://pgalasvegas.com

May 18, 2016
[SURVEY] Would you join us for a GOLF SMARTER ADVENTURE?

A theme that ran through the last 2 episodes is golf travel. This week was Pinehurst and last week we learned about Nikanti, a course in Thailand with three 6-hole loops!.  

We've had Golf Smarter Adventures in Scottsdale and Prague, and now we're ready to start planning a new trip for Fall 2017. 

Please fill out this short 3 question survey and we'll get a sense of your interest. THANKS!

http://goo.gl/forms/letMHiqt8tDHagPr1

Plus, next week I'll be meeting with some golf travel agencies at the ING conference.

Mar 11, 2016
LIVE ON TUESDAY: The Pope of Slope & High Heat Drivers

Please join us this Tuesday, March 15 at NoonET/9aPT, for a live conversation with Dean Knuth, aka "The Pope of Slope". We'll be live on BLAB @GolfSmarter and it's free to participate.
  
In our last episode (#530), Mike Jamison introduced us to Dean and his Knuth Golf clubs. Dean has had an illustrious and important career in the golf world.  During his tenure at the USGA Dean developed the Course Rating and Slope system, and he's recognized as the top expert in the world on handicapping and course rating. 

Dean's latest venture is golf club design and development, producing the High Heatdrivers, fairway woods, and hybrids. These clubs have been all the rage at the last two PGA Merchandise shows including this praise from Gary Van Sickle, sportswriter for SI & Golf.com. Gary called High Heat “the most significant technological innovation in golf equipment…and arguably the most exciting new club in a year that lacked dramatic innovations.”

BLAB is like doing a radio talk show, but with video live on the web. The conversation will be published as a Golf Podcast episode later that day, but when you join us live, you can participate with your own questions about his latest products, how to use the Rating/Slope vs yardage to determine which tees are best to play from, and more.

Nov 11, 2015

514: Golf improvement is so much more than hitting the ball farther. Compiling stats and using the metrics to lower your golf scores is a logical and scientific approach to becoming a better, happier golfer. In this episode we have two guests. Josh Marris is a former Touring Pro who is the founder of GRGS, or Get Real Golf Stats, which is both a website and mobile app. Our special guest is Daniela Iacobelli, who played on the Symetra Tour in 2015 and after compiling stats using the GRGS App for just one season, she has improved enough to be in the Top 10 of the Symetra Tour and will be competing in the LPGA Tour for 2016.

Free Episode: 19:18

Premium Episode: 62:33

The GRGS App is free, but as a Golf Smarter listener who plays at least twice per month, you are encouraged to take advantage of either the Gold or Platinum subscriptions and get a significant discount. Go to GRGS.cc/golfsmarter to sign up. To receive the discount, you must sign up at the website, not the app. This discount is applied for the lifetime of your account, so each renewal will be at the discounted rate. You can cancel at anytime. No credit card is required to create a free account. If you already have a membership and want the discount, email info@getrealgolfstats.com and mention Golf Smarter Podcast to take advantage of this incredible offer.

This episode was conducted at Blab.im. 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.

Apr 29, 2014

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/

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

Sep 3, 2013

GSfMO#400 - Dinner with Jim Waldron of Balance Point Golf Schools is host Fred Greene's last stop on his Oregon golf trip. During a delicious meal at a Portland Thai restaurant they discuss one of Jim's specialties - the YIPS. Jim is a leading expert on curing the yips and golfers from around the world come to him to get help. Most people associate the yips with putting, but it's much broader than that, and it is fixable.

For more information about Jim's schools and individual lessons, visit BalancePointGolf.com

Jim returns for dessert and a Members Only episode which is a longer conversation digging deeper into the yips and associated problems. We also go into depth on how to improve your game by being "mentally engaged and emotionally disengaged".

Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com, I'd love your feedback!

This episode is sponsored by Audible.com. For a free audiobook of your choice, sign up now at AudiblePodcast.com/GolfSmarter.

Mar 13, 2012

GSfMO#324 Tripp Davis returns for part 2 of our conversation about how an understanding of golf course design can enhance your game and increase your golf IQ. Tripp makes some very interesting comments about the trend of lengthening golf courses that include, “ In certain respects, it’s really become more about power. The game is about scoring. It’s not about how you hit the ball, it’s about how quickly you get the ball into the hole.." and “..it doesn’t makes sense...if you want to challenge the long hitting players, making the course longer does not necessarily challenge them, it plays into their hands...”

http://tdagolf.net

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