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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 

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 Premium: Legendary Instructor Harvey Penick's Important Basics with Jim Hopkins

529 Premium: 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. 

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.

Feb 23, 2016
528 Premium: Find the Best Golf Swing That’s Living Inside You with Kelly O’Donnell

528: Our guest this week is Kelly O'Donnell, Director of Golf for the Wolfdancer Golf Club in Austin, TX. In this episode we discuss the all new Harvey Penick Golf Academy at the Wolfdancer Golf Club in Austin, TX and what made Harvey Penick one of the great golf instructors of all time. We also get into golf in Austin, his personal golf history including a great story about watching his first pro event, and his favorite holes of this beautiful yet challenging course designed by Pete Dye. 

Watch this episode right now on GolfSmarterTV!

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.

Feb 17, 2016
527 Premium: It's a Driving Range, Nightclub, Restaurant, Event Space, and Videogame! It's Topgolf with Operations Director of Topgolf Austin, Hunter Farris

527: Topgolf is the hottest concept in golf that caters to young and old, scratch golfers & first timers, and if it's not already there, it's coming to your area soon. Our conversation this week is the Director of Operations for Topgolf Austin, TX, Hunter Farris. 

My annual golf buddy trip is going to Austin this year, so I'll be showcasing this entertainment venue, a course or two, and some great golf instructors. 

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.

Feb 9, 2016
526 Premium: Introducing New Hybrids & Irons from Ben Hogan Golf with Terry Koehler

526 Premium: Once again, Golf Smarter is first to bring you the latest innovation and clubs from Ben Hogan Golf. Our old friend Terry Koehler, CEO of Ben Hogan Golf returns to report on the PGA Merchandise Show and how the new PTx Irons and VCTR Hybrids were received in Orlando. Make sure to watch the video of the live Blabcast so that you can see these clubs for yourself. He also let's us in on a secret that they're adding a hollow option iron for the lower lofted clubs to compliment the Ft Worth 15 irons. 

Click here to watch an excerpt of this episode where Terry introduces and explains the movable weights in the VKTR Hybrid. Click here to watch this entire episode as it happened on BLAB

Feb 3, 2016
525 Premium: 2016 PGA Merchandise Show Recap with Cheryl Fink

525: Cheryl Fink of Bionic Gloves has been attending the PGA Merchandise show for many years and now that she's returned from Orlando, it seemed like a good time to get her back on the podcast to get her observations on the State of the Industry.  Cheryl also shares her observations on which new products caught her attention, what a week is like at the show, and who to watch on this year's PGA Tour.

This episode was conducted at Blab.im and the full video and a short video excerpt are both available at GolfSmarterTV and GolfSmarter.com.  Each new episode of GOLF SMARTER is 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.

Jan 26, 2016

524: Ken Doherty, PGA, returns to discuss a recent article he wrote for the Marin Country Club Newsletter, “A Quiet Mind for Golf (I hope I don’t miss this shot)”. A quiet mind is important for increased performance in so many different sports, but for the amateur golfer, it could be the difference between a great round and disaster.  

Want to watch this entire interview? It was recorded on Blab.im and is now available on our homepage at http://GolfSmarter.com

This is the last free Golf Smarter episode that will not be edited. Sign up now for Golf Smarter Premium at http://GolfSmarter.libsyn.com for a new complete interview each week and access to our archives from the last 10 years of helpful game improvement conversations.

Jan 26, 2016
524 Premium: A Quiet Mind for Golf with Ken Doherty, PGA

524 Premium: Ken Doherty, PGA, returns to discuss a recent article he wrote for the Marin Country Club Newsletter, “A Quiet Mind for Golf (I hope I don’t miss this shot)”. A quiet mind is important for increased performance in so many different sports, but for the amateur golfer, it could be the difference between a great round and disaster.  

Want to watch this entire interview? It was recorded on Blab.im and is now available on our homepage at http://GolfSmarter.com

Jan 22, 2016
523 Premium: The Internet is Killing Golf with author and teacher Rory Hughes

523 Premium: Rory Hughes is a high-school teacher and golf coach in Metro Detroit. He’s also a contributor to Golf Chicago Magazine with an interesting theory as to why the number of golfers continues to decline. His article “The Internet is Killing Golf” is the topic of our Blab video conversation that also includes the Golf Magazine article (Feb2016) “59 Reason Why NOW is the Best Time to be a Golfer” and why they have business reasons for making those statements. 

Want to watch this entire interview? It was recorded on Blab.im and is now available on our homepage

Link to Rory's Golf Chicago Magazine article from August 2015 "The Internet is Killing Golf"

Jan 13, 2016
522 Premium: Finding The Right Golf Glove that Works for Your Hand and Your Game.

522 Premium: Because golf is steeped in tradition, most golfers wear a glove, but aren’t sure why. Keeping your hands dry is a good reason, but did you know that the correct glove can prevent fatigue and alleviate pain? Most golf gloves are equally equipped to do nothing more than just keep your marker attached. Bionic Golf Gloves are designed by a leading orthopedic hand specialist to give you more comfort, a better grip and still be twice as durable as a standard leather glove. The pads provide stability to keep the club from twisting at impact, and mini terrycloth towels inside the glove deliver superior moisture control. But that’s not all! Our guest this week is Cheryl Fink of Bionic Gloves who explains the technology, science, and multiple benefits Bionic Gloves provide over every other glove on the market. 

http://BionicGloves.com

Here's less than 2 minutes of the episode on video!

Jan 6, 2016

521: We kick off our 11th year with our very first guest. Dr. Joseph Parent, author of the most popular golf mental game book every written, "Zen Golf" makes his tenth appearance on Golf Smarter talking about working with LPGA Tour Pro Cristie Kerr, helping get golfers out of their own way, and his new book "The Best Diet Book Ever". 

Want to watch this entire interview? It was recorded on Blab.im and is now watchable with closed captioning on our homepage at GolfSmarter.com

Please join me Wednesday, January 13, 5pPacific / 8p Eastern for Podcast Fan Day at Blab.im. Participate from the app or website. Just search GolfSmarter and let's talk golf. No guest that day! Just you and me talking about stories you’d like to share, any comments you have on past episodes, any ideas for Golf Smarter for 2016, any questions you have for me...anything you’d like!!

https://blab.im/podcast-fan-day-golf-smarter-podcastfanday

Jan 6, 2016
521 Premium: Dr. Joseph Parent “Zen Golf” and “The Best Diet Book Ever”

521 Premium: We kick off our 11th year with our very first guest. Dr. Joseph Parent, author of the most popular golf mental game book every written, "Zen Golf" makes his tenth appearance on Golf Smarter talking about working with LPGA Tour Pro Cristie Kerr, helping get golfers out of their own way, and his new book "The Best Diet Book Ever". 

Want to watch this entire interview? It was recorded on Blab.im and is now watchable with closed captioning on our homepage at http://GolfSmarter.com

Please join me Wednesday, January 13, 5pPacific / 8p Eastern for Podcast Fan Day at Blab.im. Participate from the app or website. Just search GolfSmarter and let's talk golf. No guest that day! Just you and me talking about stories you’d like to share, any comments you have on past episodes, any ideas for Golf Smarter for 2016, any questions you have for me...anything you’d like!!

https://blab.im/podcast-fan-day-golf-smarter-podcastfanday

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.

This episode is brought to you by Harrys.com. For the best shave of your life, go to Harrys.com and use the checkout code "golfsmarter" (has to be one word) for $5 off your first purchase.

Nov 19, 2015
Jim Venetos reviews Fred's latest swing

Thought you may be interested in my progress with the "Venetos Stillness" swing. The video was recorded on my phone at a grass driving range. What you'll see is Jim's comments.  

Let me know if you have any comments or questions.

Enjoy!

http://www.powerchalk.com/video/102708_GZ22-1OX0-9437-C6Q4-CHLK/play/embed

Nov 18, 2015

Here's just a taste from the live public BLAB event with Jim Venetos. You can watch the full interview at YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV. To hear the entire hour, join Premium Access and take advantage of more than 500 episodes of golf improvement podcasts. 

Nov 18, 2015
515 Premium - Greater Distance. More Consistency. And Don't Call this Swing Stack'n'Tilt! with Jim Venetos

515: Jim Venetos returns in a live video BLAB conversation to give increased clarity and details on how his method of weight shift and stillness will make every golfer better. One story he shares is about a celebrity who was on the Golf Channel complaining about his game. Jim found a way to get in touch with him knowing he could help. And he has. He helped me and can help you too!

This episode was conducted at Blab.im and the full video is available at GolfSmarterTV. <https://youtu.be/Cv7UjcB2b2c> 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.

Nov 11, 2015
514 VIDEO: Is Confidence in Golf Overrated with LPGA Tour Player Daniela Iacobelli

514 Premium: Here's a little tease lifted from this week's Premium Episode featuring LPGA Tour Player Daniela Iacobelli on the importance of confidence.

This segment is NOT in the free episode. 

Free Episode: 19:18

Premium Episode: 62:33

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

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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.

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