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Jan 3, 2017

573 Rick Koscher <TheGolfBetterCoach.com> gets frustrated with golfers and students who complain about inconsistency when they don’t actually understand how to make “golf shots”. He says “You cannot become a scratch golfer by staying on the driving range”. How many distances and locations can you hit a 7 iron? Most of us will say “about 150 yards”, but to be the best golfer possible, try to focus on hitting that club multiple distances, with a variety of ball flights.  If you’re serious about lowering your scores, be creative, use your imagination, and practice on your weaknesses. Instead of buying golf clubs that are popular or new, Rick suggests getting fitted to clubs that "fit your swing".

Jan 3, 2017
573 Premium: Learn to “Play the Game” and Stop Worrying About the Perfect Swing with Rick Koscher

573 Rick Koscher <TheGolfBetterCoach.com> gets frustrated with golfers and students who complain about inconsistency when they don’t actually understand how to make “golf shots”. He says “You cannot become a scratch golfer by staying on the driving range”. How many distances and locations can you hit a 7 iron? Most of us will say “about 150 yards”, but to be the best golfer possible, try to focus on hitting that club multiple distances, with a variety of ball flights.  If you’re serious about lowering your scores, be creative, use your imagination, and practice on your weaknesses. Instead of buying golf clubs that are popular or new, Rick suggests getting fitted to clubs that "fit your swing".

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 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.

Nov 30, 2016

568 Premium: Billy Bondaruk,PGA <@billygolfs> joins us to discuss his blog "The 7 Myths of Golf" and we focus on the first couple myths, but mostly what we learn are a couple of great practice tips and the understanding that everybody has a different swing, so there's no need to try to reinvent the wheel. When you learn to trust the swing that you have, then you'll start getting better results.

Here's a great idea for a unique and useful golf gift this holiday season for your golf buddies or yourself. The KenRickGolf.com Golf Belt! What I love about this belt is that it stores your divot toll and ball marker at the tip of your belt, so that you don't puncture your hand or rip a hole in your pants with your current divot tool. Good news is as a Golf Smarter listener, you get a 10% discount on your full purchase with the checkout code "golfsmarter". Check out the variety of colors and styles at KenRickGolf.com

Nov 30, 2016
Key to a Better Golf Swing? Trust Yourself! with Billy Bondaruk

568 Premium: Billy Bondaruk,PGA <@billygolfs> joins us to discuss his blog "The 7 Myths of Golf" and we focus on the first couple myths, but mostly what we learn are a couple of great practice tips and the understanding that everybody has a different swing, so there's no need to try to reinvent the wheel. When you learn to trust the swing that you have, then you'll start getting better results.

 

Here's a great idea for a unique and useful golf gift this holiday season for your golf buddies or yourself. The KenRickGolf.com Golf Belt! What I love about this belt is that it stores your divot toll and ball marker at the tip of your belt, so that you don't puncture your hand or rip a hole in your pants with your current divot tool. Good news is as a Golf Smarter listener, you get a 10% discount on your full purchase with the checkout code "golfsmarter". Check out the variety of colors and styles at KenRickGolf.com

Nov 22, 2016

567: In our previous episode, actor Malcolm McDowell talked about his favorite golf book ever, which so happens to be mine too. “THE MATCH: The Day The Game of Golf Changed Forever” by Mark Frost was published in 2008, but is a great read of nonfiction and in today’s 24 hour news cycle, an unbelievable story that was never told before this book. The audio book and book are both available at Amazon and here’s the write up to the story:   

The year: 1956. Four decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match. Lowery challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them. In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day--legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played--comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.”  

This interview was originally published in 2008. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22, 2016
567 Premium: A Thanksgiving Feast of the Greatest Golf Book Ever! THE MATCH with author Mark Frost

567: In our previous episode, actor Malcolm McDowell talked about his favorite golf book ever, which so happens to be mine too. “THE MATCH: The Day The Game of Golf Changed Forever” by Mark Frost was published in 2008, but is a great read of nonfiction and in today’s 24 hour news cycle, an unbelievable story that was never told before this book. The audio book and book are both available at Amazon and here’s the write up to the story:

The year: 1956. Four decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match. Lowery challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them. In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day--legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played--comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.”

This interview was originally published in 2008. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 15, 2016

Actor Malcolm McDowell is passionate about golf. This was an incredible opportunity to sit down and chat with him about his love of the sport, history and strategy, his appearance in the movie "Stroke of Genius" about Bobby Jones, “The Greatest Game Ever Played” and his first hole in one. Malcolm McDowell’s resume includes a wide range of roles that started in 1964 and includes Clockwork Orange from 1971 and continues today as a distinctive voice on video games like Call of Duty, the antagonist on the entertaining Amazon Original series, Mozart in the Jungle, and HBO’s Entourage.

Nov 15, 2016
566 Premium: Show Me An Actor That’s a Good Golfer, And I’ll Show You An Actor That’s Not Working! With Actor Malcolm McDowell

Actor Malcolm McDowell is passionate about golf. This was an incredible opportunity to sit down and chat with him about his love of the sport, history and strategy, his appearance in the movie "Stroke of Genius" about Bobby Jones, “The Greatest Game Ever Played”, and his first hole in one. Malcolm McDowell’s resume includes a wide range of roles that started in 1964 and includes Clockwork Orange from 1971 and continues today as a distinctive voice on video games like Call of Duty, the antagonist on the entertaining Amazon Original series, Mozart in the Jungle, and HBO’s Entourage.

Sep 6, 2016
556 Premium: Thinking About New Clubs? Don’t Buy Anything Until You Hear About Custom Club Fitting with Jacques Intriere

556: Getting fitted for golf clubs. You may hear a lot about the advantages, but most of us ignore it, especially if we have a friend who is raving about his club and we take a successful swing with it. Our guest this week is the President of the International Clubmakers Guild, Jacques Intriere, who also has a very successful club fitting and club making studio. The surprise is that custom club makers like Jacques don't necessarily want to provide you with brands you're not familiar with, they take the components from the most popular manufacturers and build the club that is exactly right for your game, whether your a beginner or scratch golfer. We also break down a lot of technical terms that are familiar in the industry but may not mean anything to the average golf consumer.

http://ClubFittersGuild.org

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/nXUVT22UB0c

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 http://GolfSmarter.com and use the promo code “gsmart”.

Jun 21, 2016
Listen for details on how to WIN a New HIGH HEAT Driver!! 545 Premium: The introduction of the all new High Heat Fairway wood and hybrid from Knuth Golf AND Magical Golf Apparel from Chase 54

545 Premium: Dean “The Pope of Slope” Knuth returns (episode 531) to introduce the all new High Heat Fairway Wood and Hybrid. The video of this interview with close up of the club heads, can be here on GolfSmarter.com or https://youtu.be/3K57BED44QE 

I also want to thank Dean for being such a trooper. He wasn’t feeling well and went to see a doctor immediately after this recording, and was diagnosed him with double pneumonia. 

!!!!!We’re giving away a High Heat Driver!!!!!! Check the Featured section of the home page to register and win. Deadline to enter is 11:59p, Sunday July 17, 2016. Winner will be announced on episode 549 (July 19, 2016).  

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Part 2 of this Premium episode features a conversation with Amy Yanda-Lee of Chase 54, a golf apparel designer that pushes the limits in fit, feel, fashion and performance. These are golf clothes like you've never seen before. 

Jun 14, 2016
544 Premium: Live View Golf with PGA Certified Instructor Patrick Parrish and Inventor Shane Yang

544 Premium: Practice Perfectly. Practice Precisely. Practice Independently with LiveViewGolf’s Real-Time camera and free app. This week we sit down with Patrick Parrish, PGA Certified Instructor at the Nicklaus Monterey CC, and Shane Yang, inventor of LiveViewGolf. LiveViewGolf shows your swing in real time so that you can correct errors before they happen.  We’ve all stood in front of a mirror to look at our swing because we want to see what’s going wrong and what feels right. When you use LiveViewGolf, you get to watch your swing live on your smartphone or tablet, without changing your posture, utilizing similar video tools that PGA Teaching Pros spend thousands of dollars to put in their studio. And you can do it wherever and whenever you have enough room to swing a club for less than $200!

This episode is brought to you by LiveViewGolf.com.    

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Patrick provided us with a live demo of how simple it is to use the LiveViewGolf real-time video camera and free app (iOS and Android)…INDOORS! 

Watch his short demo of LiveViewGolf at https://youtu.be/Vuf3EJdzebI    

Are you also aware that the placement of your divot tells a lot about how good you play golf? Here’s a brief video excerpt from the full interview  https://youtu.be/btNMhmUWlMU   

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May 10, 2016
539 Premium: A Unique 18 Hole Golf Course in Three 6-Hole Loops...in Thailand! with Mark Siegel

539 Premium: Our guest this week is Mark Siegel of Golf Asia, a golf travel agency that designs golf tours throughout Asia. This time we talk about the Nikanti Golf Club which is an hour outside of Bangkok, Thailand. Nikanti is the first course I'm aware of that has a layout of 18 holes that are designed as 3x6 vs 2x9. We often complain that golf takes too long, but wouldn't it be great if you could choose to play just 6, 12, or the full 18 holes?

Their website says that "Nikanti Golf Club challenges the ordinary and sets a new standard in style and substance in golf in Thailand."

Ever wonder how all that detailed yardage information finds their way to your GPS unit and mobile apps? I came across a guy who works for BestApproach.com while he was mapping out a course in my neighborhood. So I grabbed my phone and shot a short interview with him about exactly what he was doing. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkxGp3G8FnI

Apr 27, 2016
537 Premium:  A Professional Baseball Player Takes Up Golf After Retiring and Can’t Believe How Hard It Is with Conor Jackson

537: Conor Jackson played Major League Baseball for seven seasons with Arizona, Oakland, and Boston. But he didn’t take up golf until after he retired from the Big Leagues. He was lured in by charity tournaments, discovered how challenging it was and, like many of us, fell in love. Even with a career .271 batting average, golf hasn’t come easy for him.

Here's a video excerpt of today's episode when I asked Conor if it's easy for baseball players to pick up golf

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the People’s Choice Podcast Awards. Please nominate GOLF SMARTER as your favorite Sports Podcast to get us into the finals. You can only nominate us one time. Deadline is April 30, 2016. 

Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast. 

Apr 19, 2016
536 Premium: Ten Reasons Why I Hate to Play Golf With You! featuring writer Rory Hughes

536: We all have our pet peeves that irritate us when playing golf with others. Like talking on the phone. Forgetting (or making up) your score. Not having cash with you to pay your debts or the cart girl. Saying “I never play like this”, and more. Writer and High School English teacher/Golf Coach Rory Hughes recently published an article on this topic called “10 Things I Hate About You” and this week we break it down and have a lot of fun coming up with some more. 

Rory’s latest piece is about getting your child to hopefully love the same sports as you. 

If you’d like to get a glimpse of one of fun embarrassing points Fred brings up, watch this short video clip. 

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the People’s Choice Podcast Awards. Please nominate GOLF SMARTER as your favorite Sports Podcast to get us into the finals. You can only nominate us one time. Deadline is April 30, 2016. http://PodcastAwards.com

Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.

Apr 5, 2016
534 Premium: Doing Business on the Golf Course with Jennifer Munro

534 Premium: While all of the transactional elements of business happen either before or after a round, how you conduct yourself on the course could make or break your future business relationships. Jennifer Munro goes through the do's and don'ts of doing business while playing golf.

In more than 10 years of the Golf Smarter podcast, this is our first mulligan. Because of a cancelation, we dug into our archives to replay an interesting topic that has great value to many of us, but is not normally discussed to lowering scores. BUT it will enhance your golf IQ!

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Mar 30, 2016
533 Premium: An Alister MacKenzie Classic Course is Threatened and the Fight to Keep it Open with Bo Links

533 Premium: Alister MacKenzie, one of the greatest golf course architects in history designed only one seaside public course, Sharp Park in San Francisco. Opened in 1932, the course’s closure is being threatened by the City of San Francisco. 

Attorney, author, photographer, and painter Bo Links joins us to discuss the legend of Sharp Park, Alister MacKenzie, and a group’s effort to save Sharp Park. Along with his final design, Augusta National Golf Club, other famous courses designed by MacKenzie include Royal Melbourne Golf Club (Melbourne, Australia), Pasatiempo Golf Club (Santa Cruz, California), Crystal Downs Country Club (Frankfort, Michigan), and Lahinch Golf Course (Lahinch, Ireland).  

Watch the full interview and excerpt on GolfSmarter.com

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Mar 23, 2016
532 Premium: Master your chipping with RULE of 12 and get closer to the pin every time!  with Dave Johnson

532: Dave Johnson is the longtime Director of Instruction at Rooster Run Golf Course in Petaluma, CA. In this interesting conversation, Dave talks about how we can turn 3 shots into 2 around the green knocking 5-10 strokes off each round! By chipping using a putting stroke with your irons, the RULE of 12 will help you gauge how far the ball will roll once it lands on a level dry putting surface. 

Dave also talks about how being a contrarian has made him a better golf instructor, the lessons he’s learned from a 9 year old, how hand/eye coordination is overrated for golf, and his most influential teachers.

http://DaveJohnsonGolf.com

This complete interview can be seen on GolfSmarterTV at https://youtu.be/0w5pGpqFOM8

Listen to end of this episode to hear more details about additional exclusive discounts for Golf Smarter listeners on last week’s High Heat golf clubs from KnuthGolf.com  

Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.

Mar 16, 2016
531 Premium: Forgiving Drivers, Fairway Woods, and Hybrids Designed for Amateur Golfers Designed by The Pope of Slope - Dean Knuth

531 Premium: Dean Knuth is known as the Pope of Slope because during his years at the USGA he created the Rating/Slope system to provide golfers with more information about the difficulty of a course, other than yardage. With all his years working there, he was always an advocate for the amateur golfer. That’s why he’s currently designing and manufacturing a line of Drivers, Fairway Woods, and Hybrids designed to be much easier to hit and more forgiving than any other mass marketed club. In this episode, Dean talks about the High Heat line of clubs, why so many players are hitting the ball longer and straighter than ever before, and an easy to understand definition of what Slope is and how to use it.

Regular price for the Driver is $399, but Golf Smarter listeners can save $70 on a High Heat Driver at KnuthGolf.com by entering “Golf Smarter” during checkout when you’re asked how you heard about them. 

Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.

Mar 9, 2016
530 Premium:The Relationship and Responsibilities of Small Media Outlets and the Golf Industry

Creating a new golf product is easy. Making it a success isn't. To get your great idea to the public you must convince the press you've developed something useful and worthwhile. Our guest this week is Mike Jamison who started out as a sports writer and ended up opening up a Golf PR Agency. 

Mike is also the brains behind an organization called ING (International Network for Golf) that for more than two decades has conferences connecting the golf industry and golf media.  Mike also discusses the upcoming ING Spring Conference and their unique One on One Appointment show which is like speed dating. 

We'll be at the Spring Conference, so plan on hearing about some new and interesting golf products/services in future episodes. 

Please visit the all new GolfSmarter.com and click on the Survey icon next to the Hey Fred button, to take our brief multiple choice survey so that we can learn more about you, what you like, and what you don't like about the Golf Smarter Podcast.

Mar 1, 2016

529: Harvey Penick was a legendary golf instructor who was instrumental to the success of both Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw. Even though he passed away in the 90s, his Little Red Book is considered one of the more important golf instruction books ever published. The Harvey Penick Golf Academy has returned in his home town of Austin, TX and our guest this week is Director of the Academy Jim Hopkins. Jim was one of the first instructors at the original Academy and still considers Mr. Penick's teachings as the base for amateur golfers to improve. 

In the premium episode we get into depth on the grip and stance, plus we talk about Jim's relationship and lessons from Harvey.

free episode length: 21:02

premium episode: 50:09 

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