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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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Feb 21, 2017

580: Mel Sole had the honor and privilege to play with Gary Player in the South African Tour as a young man, today he runs a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School in multiple locations across the US. In this episode, Mel talks about his history as a professional and an instructor and shares some amazing tips on why his teaching method comprises of 50% swing mechanics and 50% mental strength. He also shares tips he’s learned from Carey Mumford (Clear Key) on improving rhythm, and another from Nick Price on how to help us focus. 

We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50!

Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5 handling! Either way, first come first served.

Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com

Feb 21, 2017

580: Mel Sole had the honor and privilege to play with Gary Player in the South African Tour as a young man, today he runs a Golf Magazine Top 25 Golf School in multiple locations across the US. In this episode, Mel talks about his history as a professional and an instructor and shares some amazing tips on why his teaching method comprises of 50% swing mechanics and 50% mental strength. He also shares tips he’s learned from Carey Mumford (Clear Key) on improving rhythm, and another from Nick Price on how to help us focus. 

We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50!

Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5 handling! Either way, first come first served.

Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com

Feb 14, 2017

579: Stephen Ladd is recognized as one of the top Golf Performance Coaches in the nation. He specializes in golf fitness, nutrition and mental game strategies. He founded Renegade Golf in 1994, a full decade before “golf fitness” became a buzz word. He teaches thousands of golfers of all levels from over 47 countries via the Internet and his books, videos and audio program how to train their bodies and brains for peak performance.  Stephen has taken a rather unorthodox path in terms of education and accumulation of knowledge, combining traditional academic environments, mentorships, and self-described “journeys”. As an undergraduate student, he studied exercise physiology, psychology, and philosophy. After graduating summa cum laude from Miami University, he continued his graduate work in East-West Psychology and Comparative Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco from 1991-1993.

We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50!

Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5handling! Either way, first come first served.

Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com

 

Feb 14, 2017
579 Premium: A Renegade Approach to Improving Your Mental and Emotional Skills for Lower Golf Scores with Stephen Ladd

579 Premium:Stephen Ladd is recognized as one of the top Golf Performance Coaches in the nation. He specializes in golf fitness, nutrition and mental game strategies. He founded Renegade Golf in 1994, a full decade before “golf fitness” became a buzz word. He teaches thousands of golfers of all levels from over 47 countries via the Internet and his books, videos and audio program how to train their bodies and brains for peak performance.  Stephen has taken a rather unorthodox path in terms of education and accumulation of knowledge, combining traditional academic environments, mentorships, and self-described “journeys”. As an undergraduate student, he studied exercise physiology, psychology, and philosophy. After graduating summa cum laude from Miami University, he continued his graduate work in East-West Psychology and Comparative Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco from 1991-1993.

We’d like to give you a free copy of Fred Shoemaker’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” DVD that usually sells for $50!

Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes or the Apple Podcast app and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping & $5handling! Either way, first come first served.

Once you have it posted, email me a copy of the review and your mailing address to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com

 

Feb 7, 2017

578: In the 12 years of the @GolfSmarter #podcast, few instructors have generated as much excitement from golfers around the world than Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf. His books, videos, and schools have transformed golfers and taken golfers on a journey to the pure joy, exploration and excitement we felt as kids. In part 2 of our conversation with Fred from 2009 he explains how to transform your game and answers some listener questions. 

We have only a few DVDs of Fred’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” that usually sells for $50 for only $30 +s/h!

Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes (must email the title and date of your new review) and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping&handling! Either way, first come first served.

Send your order to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com

Feb 7, 2017
578 Premium: Make Great Things Happen On The Golf Course By Looking At It From a New Perspective. Pt2 with Fred Shoemaker

578: In the 12 years of the @GolfSmarter #podcast, few instructors have generated as much excitement from golfers around the world than Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf. His books, videos, and schools have transformed golfers and taken golfers on a journey to the pure joy, exploration and excitement we felt as kids. In part 2 of our conversation with Fred from 2009 he explains how to transform your game and answers some listener questions. 

We have only a few DVDs of Fred’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” that usually sells for $50 for only $30 +s/h!

Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes (must email the title and date of your new review) and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping&handling! Either way, first come first served.

Send your order to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com

Jan 31, 2017

577: Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf is one of the most popular and accomplished golf instructors that you may not know about. He’s got a cult-like following because he’s able to get any golfer to dive below the surface of frustration and the ability to see the ‘game’ in an entirely new light. He’s not only one of the most requested and elusive guests we’ve featured, but his episodes are our most popular. This week and next host Fred Greene will dig back to 2009 and replay two episodes in a row, the second of which has only been available to our Premium Subscribers in the past.  Enjoy

We have only a few DVDs of Fred’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” that usually sells for $50 for only $30 +s/h!

Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes (must email the title and date of your new review) and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping&handling! Either way, first come first served.

Send your order to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com

Jan 31, 2017
Bad Golfers Are Just As Happy As Scratch Golfers. Then Why Are We All Miserable? with Fred Shoemaker

577 Premium: Fred Shoemaker of Extraordinary Golf is one of the most popular and accomplished golf instructors that you may not know about. He’s got a cult-like following because he’s able to get any golfer to dive below the surface of frustration and the ability to see the ‘game’ in an entirely new light. He’s not only one of the most requested and elusive guests we’ve featured, but his episodes are our most popular. This week and next host Fred Greene will dig back to 2009 and replay two episodes in a row.  Enjoy

We have only a few DVDs of Fred’s “Extraordinary Golf - The Secret to Transforming Your Game” that usually sells for $50 for only $30 +s/h! 

Write an review about Golf Smarter podcast in iTunes (must email the title and date of your new review) and get the DVD for only the cost of shipping&handling! Either way, first come first served.

Send your order to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com

Jan 24, 2017

576: Rules Shmules! Being a good golf citizen will get you invited back faster than quoting rules violations during your round. Rick Pipal created a great little acronym, R.A.R.E., to help us remember the keys to golf etiquette. Start your season with this little refresher on how you and your playing partners should conduct themselves during each round. R.A.R.E stands for Respect / Attitude / Ready Golf / Ethical Behavior.  

Jan 24, 2017
576 Premium: It's Always the Other Guy's Fault! Really?!? Let's Start the New Season with a Golf Etiquette Refresher

576 Rules Shmules! Being a good golf citizen will get you invited back faster than quoting rules violations during your round. Rick Pipal created a great little acronym, R.A.R.E., to help us remember the keys to golf etiquette. Start your season with this little refresher on how you and your playing partners should conduct themselves during each round. R.A.R.E stands for Respect / Attitude / Ready Golf / Ethical Behavior.  

Jan 17, 2017

575 Scott Seifferlein is a self taught golfer who after eight years sought out lessons from great instructors which lead him to a successful career as a player, coach, writer and advisor. In this episode, Scott shares six rules he’s developed for beginning golfers of any age that will get them hooked on the game like the rest of us. If you’re new to the game, or have someone who wants to start, or even if you want to introduce a friend or child to the game, make sure you get these rules before you begin. Scott also shares tips from one his books on how to cure your slice in five swings!
You can find and learn more about Scott at GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com

Jan 17, 2017
575 Premium: 6 Rules for Beginning Golfers of Any Age (and those who want to help them) with Scott Seifferlein

575 Premium: Scott Seifferlein is a self taught golfer who after eight years sought out lessons from great instructors which lead him to a successful career as a player, coach, writer and advisor. In this episode, Scott shares six rules he’s developed for beginning golfers of any age that will get them hooked on the game like the rest of us. If you’re new to the game, or have someone who wants to start, or even if you want to introduce a friend or child to the game, make sure you get these rules before you begin. Scott also shares tips from one his books on how to cure your slice in five swings!
You can find and learn more about Scott at GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com

Jan 11, 2017

574 Jack Sims is a successful businessman, but is also a highly skilled golf instructor. Many of us do business on the golf course, but did you know that there’s a lot to learn about one to help with the other? Jack offers multiple websites on both golf & business that are extremely enlightening.  

JackSims.com 

JackSimsGolf.com 

JackSimsBusiness.com

Jan 10, 2017
574 Premium

574 Premium: Jack Sims is a successful businessman, but is also a highly skilled golf instructor. Many of us do business on the golf course, but did you know that there’s a lot to learn about one to help with the other? Jack offers multiple websites on both golf & business that are extremely enlightening.  

JackSims.com 

JackSimsGolf.com 

JackSimsBusiness.com

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 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.

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.

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