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GOLF SMARTER

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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Jun 16, 2015
493 Premium: Place Your Bets! 2015 US Open Gambling Advice from Two Anonymous Gamblers

493 Premium: This weekend's US Open at Chambers Bay is a mystery to those handicapping this Major because the course is new for the PGA Tour. But we have invited a couple of professional gamblers to provide their insights, research, and gut feelings about who's going to be the last golfer standing on Sunday. Our conversation is over 80 minutes and goes into depth on the players, the course, matchups, and explanations on how gambling on golf works for the uninformed...like your host Fred Greene. 

 

If you like this topic, let Fred know and we can do it again for the final 2 Majors of the year. 

 

Fred Shoemaker's Extraordinary Golf method has a huge and loyal following. His DVD "Extraordinary Golf: The Secret to Transforming Your Game" can be yours for free! All you have to do is submit 2 honest reviews in the US iTunes Store for both the podcast GOLF SMARTER and our free Golf Smarter App. Once you've submitted your comments, email Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com your iTunes username and copy of your comments to confirm your submission and I'll send you the DVD. Supplies are limited to stock on hand. 

 

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Jun 9, 2015
492 Premium: Game Golf Update including a Contest Announcement, New Free App, & updates to the Hardware with CEO John McGuire

492: The best golf LEGAL progress-tracking hardware and app is Game Golf. There are others out there, but this is the only unit that’s legal for tournament play. John McGuire, CEO of the company returns to provide us with information on their latest software updates,  the all new App that doesn't require any hardware other than your phone, and a contest that will send 4 winners to Ireland for the Ultimate Irish Links Giveaway. 

 

Click here to find out how to enter the Game Golf Ultimate Irish Links Giveaway 

 

Fred Shoemaker's Extraordinary Golf has legions of followers that include some of the best teachers in the game. His DVD "Extraordinary Golf: The Secret to Transforming Your Game" can be yours for free! All you have to do is submit 2 honest reviews in the US iTunes Store for both the podcast GOLF SMARTER and our free Golf Smarter App. Once you've submitted your comments, email Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com your iTunes username and copy of your comments to confirm your submission and I'll send you the DVD. Supplies are limited to stock on hand.  

 

 

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Jun 2, 2015
491 Premium: 9-Hole Courses Are Not Just for Practice, They Can Be Really Awesome!

491: Author Anthony Pioppi returns for the first time since 2006 to talk about the second edition of his book "To The Nines". Anthony’s book looks at nineteen 9 hole layouts across the US that date back to the 1890s and really are the roots of the game in our country. These aren't just executive par3 courses, these are great, challenging courses that were designed with 9 holes in mind. This could be an answer to golf's dilemma of the game taking too long!

To The Nines is available on Amazon

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May 26, 2015
490 Premium: How to Get Great Golf Photographs for Yourself

490 Premium:  Aidan Bradley is considered as one of the world's best golf course photographers for his ability to capture the excitement and mood of a golf course. This week he sits down with host host Fred Greene to discuss how to get great photos of your favorite courses. Aidan’s images have been featured in all the national golf publications and he is a regular contributor to golf coffee table books such as “Nicklaus by Design”, Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play”, “Golf, The Women’s Game”, and many more.

Aidan provides a closing tip on what to avoid when taking pictures at a course is also a video that features some of his work at http://YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV.

 

 

 

May 19, 2015
489 Premium: A Tee•Tour of Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort in California’s Gold Country

489 Premium: Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort located in California's Sierra Foothills is home to a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. re-designed golf course that wanders through the rolling hills spotted with 100-year old oak trees and above Gold Rush era underground diggings and artifacts.  Host Fred Greene sits down Head Golf Professional Allan Ramorini to talk about the secret that is golf in Gold Country, details of the course, hosting a recent Division 1 NCAA tournament, and the all new Wine Cellar featuring tastings from 14 local wineries. 

Allan's closing tip is great advice on how to get started from the first tee at the course. It's also available as a video on our GolfSmarterTV channel in YouTube.   

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May 12, 2015
488 Premium: You Can Avoid Golf Lessons and Save a LOT of Money Using the Right Training Aides

488:  Martin Chuck, the inventor of the hugely successful Tour Striker returns to showcase his newest products and actually convinces host Fred Greene that there are training aides that can be as valuable as lessons and a lot more cost effective! Martin gives a full description of his hot new "Smart Ball" which assists in avoiding the chicken wing that makes your back arm fly out on the backswing. Martin is actually surpirsed and flattered to find out that it's being used by players on the PGA Tour,. We also discuss his two latest inventions and recap his hugely successful Tour Striker. 

Martin's closing tip explains why you slice the ball and how to fix it. This tip is also a video available at http://YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV

May 6, 2015
487 Premium: A Tee•Tour of Sewailo Golf Course in Tucson, AZ

487: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe knew they wanted to work within the topography of the high sonoran desert to honor its natural gifts and wonders when it came to designing a golf course. They hired former PGA Tour player and fellow native american, Notah Begay to design the Sewailo Golf Course at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson, AZ. This challenging course measures 7,400 yards from the championship tees, with 5 different tee boxes on each hole to allow for players of all abilities. This week host Fred Greene travels to Tucson to discover what else the state has to offer beyond golf in Scottsdale, and he sits down with Head Golf Professional Spencer Cody to discuss this Troon managed gem. 

 

Spencer's closing tip to help with your putting distance control is also a video available at http://YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV

 

 

Note to Golf Smarter listeners:

For the next few weeks, I'll be on vacation in South America and away from golf.  But I didn't want to impact your listening schedule so a new episode has been recorded and prepared for each week through the beginning of June. If all goes according to schedule, I'll be back with you for the episode of June 9. Stay tuned!

 

Fred

 

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Apr 29, 2015
486 Premium: Your SHORT GAME Solution: Mastering the Finesse Game from 120 Yards & In

486: “James Sieckmann is the number one short-game teacher in the world, and everyone who is serious about improving their short game needs to own Your Short Game Solution. The information is brilliant, and the antidotes for every short-game problem are presented in a way that every level of player can understand. The information is revolutionary and will elevate the short game of anyone who follows it” –– Mike Adams, Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher, Golf digest Top 50 teacher, and World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame member. 

This says it all and in this week’s podcast we get into detail of the book.

James' closing tip on "The Finesse Swing Sequence Inside 30 Yards" is also a video available at on our GolfSmarterTV YouTube channel. 

Watch our interviews live via Periscope and submit questions to the guest! Each complete interview will also be available to watch for 24hrs after it was recorded. 

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Apr 21, 2015
485 Premium: How to Get Your Child Into A College Golf Program

485: Andy Walker of the Legacy Golf Channel Academy in Phoenix, AZ  returns to discuss his new business that creates a rating sytem for high school golfers to get noticed by college golf programs.  Besides playing against Tiger in college and professionally, Andy is also the coach of the nation's #1 community college golf team, South Mountain Community College. 

 

We also talk about:

• How the youth movement that is taking over the PGA Tour, 

• Recap of Jordan Speith's performance at The Masters

• How Speith and Rory McIlroy are now the future of the Touer

• How Tiger still has an impact on the financial success of the golf industry.

 

Andy's closing tip on "Follow The Handle" is also a video available at http://YouTube.com/GolfSmarterTV

 

Andy gives lessons at the Legacy Golf Channel Academy in Phoenix, AZ

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Watch our interviews live via Periscope and submit questions to the guest! Each complete interview will also be available to watch for 24hrs after it was recorded. 

 

This episode is brought to you by Audible. To download this audiobook for free, or another one of your choice, go to AudiblePodcast.com/GolfSmarter.

 

 

Apr 14, 2015
484 Premium: Surprising Information on How Properly Fitted Golf Clubs Can Cut 7-10 Strokes from Your Game

484 Premium: Back by popular demand for his 10th appearance on Golf Smarter, Tom Wishon, the world’s authority and (unofficial) spokesperson for custom club fitting returns to address the misinformation from big club makers who want you to believe that buying a one-size-fits-all club off the rack will improve your game. The fact is that every swing and every body style is different, so what you see on TV, or in the hands of this weekend’s Tour winner is probably the wrong club for you. 

 

More myths discussed:   

• Custom club making is much more expensive.    

• High handicappers should wait for greater improvement before they invest in custom fit clubs. 

• Painting a club white is an effective way to introduce new technology

 

To talk to a custom club fitter in your area, click on the "Find A Clubfitter" section of Tom's website

 

Watch our interviews live via Periscope and submit questions to the guest! Each complete interview will also be available to watch for 24hrs after it was recorded. 

 

The free episode is brought to you by Harry's. In this episode, Golf Smarter host Fred Greene shares pieces of an exclusive interview with Harry's co-founder (and Fred’s nephew) Andy. Use the checkout code "GolfSmarter" to receive $5 off your first purchase at harrys.com

 

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Apr 7, 2015
483 Premium: Never Let a Bad Golf Shot Get In The Way of a Good Round

483 Premium: “There’s not a golf professional in the world who thinks about hitting the ball!” is just one of the eye opening comments from this week’s guest, John Grund PGA. John has competed at the pro level, and has coached players who’ve competed at every level, but he knows that most amateur golfers focus more on the ball then on their target. He also talks about the quickest way to hit the ball straighter and get more distance is to find the bottom or your swing arc. It supposed to be in front of the ball where most of us try to hit the back of the ball. Have you ever noticed how many times per round your divot is behind the ball? 

Watch our interviews live via Periscope and submit questions to the guest! Each complete interview will also be available to watch for 24hrs after it was recorded. 

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Mar 31, 2015
482 Premium: 3 Step Approach to Play Your Best Golf EVER

482Premium: Greg Liberto calls himself The HEAD Coach because of the work he's doing to help golfers with their mental approach to better golf. His "18 Holes Book" covers a variety of helpful topics that cut right to the core issues that hurts so many pro and amateur players. He claims that in less than 10 minutes, you can learn what is holding you back from playing your best golf ever. Obviously, we take a little longer to discuss it. He's also looking for volunteers to help develop his upcoming app.

Greg@MyMentalGameCoach.com 

http://MyMentalGameCoach.com

 

There's a new app by Twitter called Periscope that allows us to broadcast live video. Follow @GolfSmarter on Twitter and you'll be notified when I'm broadcasting. I'd like to experiment with sharing upcoming interviews whether they're from my studio or in the field...or golf course while they occur. Here's the link to download the free app from iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/periscope/id972909677?mt=8#

 

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Mar 24, 2015
481PREMIUM: How to Identify & Eliminate Pressure on the Golf Course

481: Garett Jenkinson, 2014 Alberta Teacher of the Year was suggested by a previous Golf Smarter guest (and PREMIUM ACCESS member) who says that Garett was an inspiration in teaching him a new way to look at teaching and golf. In the free episode we identify what kinds of pressure presents itself on the golf course and how to best handle it. 

The only way to hear the PREMIUM shows is to download our new FREE Golf Smarter App for Apple and Android. You won't find the PREMIUM episodes in iTunes or any other 3rd party apps.

Watch this week’s video to see Garrett’s grip tip that is at the end of the episode.

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Mar 18, 2015
480 Premium: Golf History in Hawaii & TeeTour of Maui's Pukalani CC

480 PREMIUM: The Pukalani Country Club in Maui, Hawaii is a hidden gem of a golf course. Unlike the expensive resort courses, Pukalani is where the locals go for a great round on a mature course at muni rates. Situated on the North Side of the island, and nestled on the slopes of Haleakela, the largest dormant volcano in the world. At 1,100 feet above sea level  Pukalani provides panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean on both sides of the valley isle. 

This week, we speak to Ron Huffman, PGA, General Manager of Pukalani CC about this history of golf in Hawaii and how best to play this course. 

 

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Questions? Please write to Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com

Mar 10, 2015
479 Premium: 27 Point Plan for Better Shot Making with Roger Fredericks

479: Roger Fredericks is one of the most important and prominent golf fitness experts in the world. His clients (and friends) include Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus. In this episode he shares details about his relationship with the Big3 of Arnie, Gary & Jack, stretching exercises, and the effects of poor posture on the future of your game, and the 27 setups for any kind of shot, which boils down to 3 stances, 3 ball positions, and 3 swing paths. Combine them all and you can focus on playing golf, not just swinging the club.

Free Episode time: 22:02

Premium time: 56:00

Big thanks to Joe Beier, Golf Smarter listener and extremely hot guitar player. Joe is responsible for re-creating and updating our theme song. 

Download the free Golf Smarter App for iPhone or Android today and listen to every episode right from the app when you become a PREMIUM access subscriber. 

 

This episode is brought to you by Harrys.com. Use the checkout code "GolfSmarter" to get $5 off your first purchase. 

Mar 4, 2015
478 Premium: The Joy of Putting with Jeff Ritter

478: Jeff Ritter returns to provide us with helpful tips on how to lower the amount of putts per round. Jeff has built a reputation as a great golf instructor because he incorporates every aspect of game improvement from mental, physical, mechanics, fitness, and nutrition. His Make The Turn Challenge, introduced on Golf Smarter, has become a huge sensation for Golf Digest TV and he'll soon be appearing regularly on the Golf Channel.  

The free Golf Smarter App is now available for iPhone! Download it today and listen to each episode right from the App without having to sync to your computer. 

Here's the complete directory to Golf Smarter episodes

 

Here's more on Jeff Ritter's Make The Turn Challenge http://MTTperformance.com

 

Have you seen the new Silencer Bag from OGIO? Here's my video review!

Feb 24, 2015
477P: Forget Clubs, Let's Talk About Golf Accessories

477: We conclude our three episode review of interesting items found at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show with Matt Zarilla, an independent Product Representative that focuses on accessories. You may buy anywhere between three to six sets of clubs in your golf lifetime, but what about bags, push/pull carts, balls, training aides, clothes? These items are the lifeblood of someone like Matt who recognized where the demand for repeatable consumer purchases and has made a career of fulfilling that need to clubhouses and retailers. 

 

Episode Running Time: 14:30

 

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Feb 18, 2015

476P: Just because most Touring Pros use them and their huge marketing budget, is the Titleist ProV1 and ProV1x the best ball for the amateur golfer? TJ Gillen of Titleist introduces us to the all new ProV1 and ProV1x and makes some pretty compelling arguments on how these balls can make you a better player tee to green. Even to host Fred Greene, a skeptic trying to dismiss the marketing, the value of playing the same ball all the time makes sense. After years of asking, Fred finally learns why ProV doesn’t stand for ProVisional!

 

Download the golf ball fitting evaluation scorecard from our show notes.

 

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Feb 11, 2015
475P: Ben Hogan Golf Clubs are Back!

475: Too often we come up short of the green because of poor club selection. It’s not just mechanics, it’s not knowing how far we hit each club. This week, Terry Koehler, CEO of the all new Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company joins us to discuss how to improve our long iron play. We also hear from him how the re-introduction of this new line of clubs was received at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show. 

Great news for Golf Smarter Members! By next episode you will be a PREMIUM ACCESS subscriber....and you don’t have to do a thing! The folks at Libsyn have agreed to port everyone’s account into PREMIUM ACCESS. You will be given a month of PREMIUM at no charge with the option of a six month subscription at 50% off! We also offer a 12 month subscription, which is the best value, but at this time, there’s no discount available. With PREMIUM ACCESS you’ll get regular extras like wallpapers for your phone, videos, and of course access to every episode in the Golf Smarter library, which now includes an updated directory to the archives.

We’d like to know more about the Golf Smarter Community. Could you please answer short 5 multiple-choice questions from our survey? Thanks! 

Here's a link to the complete directory of the Golf Smarter archives. As a Premium Subscriber, you can listen to any of these helpful episodes as often as you'd like.

 

 

 

Feb 4, 2015
474PREMIUM: Simple Tools to Breaking 100, 90 or 80!

474: Class A Australia #PGA Professional Josh Willard joins us to discuss simple ways to reach new success in your #golf game. As close as we sometimes get to reaching our lowest score, cracking the barrier to break 100 - 90 - or 80 eludes us all too often. 

 

Free total time: 11:51

Premium time:  38:08

 

 

Jan 28, 2015
473 PREMIUM: Three Critical Elements for a Great Golf Swing

473: Jim Waldron of the Balance Point Golf Schools returns to remind us of the absolute basics that are critical for a great golf swing.  Jim also ends the episode with a great tip on alignment. We'll now end each episode with a helpful tip from our guest.

Free total time: 16:51

Premium time:  66:51

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Get our new Golf Smarter App and never sync to your computer again. Each episode now plays automatically through our App. Sign up at GolfSmarter.libsyn.com for Premium Access and get the full interview each week, and access to our entire archives right from the App. Premium Access is available for 1-6-or 12 months. 

Current Memberships will be honored and operational until we close Members Only on June 1, 2015. At that time, please register for Premium Access. As always, we appreciate your continued support.

Along with unedited episodes, Premium Access also provides wallpapers, videos, and special offers. 

The Golf Smarter App is currently available for Android in Google Play and on Amazon. 

Apple will release the Golf Smarter App soon, so please keep checking the App Store.  

Jan 20, 2015
472 PREMIUM: How to Minimize the Damage

472: There’s nothing worse to kill a good round of golf when it starts to downward spiral out of control. Tom Good, PGA returns for part 2 of our conversation, this time we talk about how to minimize the damage when your game starts to go wrong and then gets worse. We also discuss his teaching philosophy of “swinging the club head”.

This is one of the final Members Only episode before we launch Golf Smarter Premium Access. Premium Access will allow you to stream this complete interviews, directly to the all new Golf Smarter App for your phone or mobile device. You’ll be able to sign up for Premium Access for 1-6-or 12 month intervals. It’s all coming very soon, so please stay tuned for the announcement.

 

Jan 13, 2015
471: Letting Go of the Bad Shots

471: Bad results happen to all golfers. One of the hardest things to do is not to beat yourself up for a bad shot, poor result, or three putt. Tom Good is a PGA "Class A" Professional at Cinnabar Hills in San Jose, CA. This is the first time we've ever met Tom and he has a lot of valuable insight on ways to keep your mind clear of negative thoughts and keep yourself on track for a good round. Tom shares his experiences playing professionally, why he loves to teach, and what we can do to improve our next round. 

 

In our next episode, Tom returns to instruct us on how to minimize the damage and manage the golf course. 

  

You can reach Tom at TomGood@TheGoodGolfConnection.com

Dec 30, 2014

469: Each year comedian Matty Blake joins us for his outrageously cynical and hilarious hits & misses of the previous year's PGA Tour season, which we call the MattyB Awards. In part 1 of this 2 part awards show, we get an update about Matty's new nightly TV show "Off-Par" on the Back9Network (Direct TV channel 262). Matty also hands out the awards for Player to Watch and Best & Worst Dressed.

 

Golf Smarter host, Fred Greene has been a guest on Matty's TV show a couple times now and you can see the latest conversation on our blog at GolfSmarter.com and our Golf Smarter Facebook page. 

 

 

For more about the Back9Network, and to let your TV signal provider know that you too want to watch the Back9Network, please go to http://iwantback9network.com 

Dec 23, 2014

468: Jamie "The Golf Sensei" Zimron returns for part 2 of our conversation. As we start the 10th year of weekly Golf Smarter episodes, we change this week’s topic from the mental aspect of improvement to the physical. 

 

The lower body is critical to success in so many sports, but amateur golfers focus more on their upper body and arms, and forget (or don't know) the importance of keeping the lower body quiet, but using your legs to generate power. What's more important to a successful golf swing, lower body movement or upper body? Strength or flexibility? As a 5th level black belt in Aikido, a certified Sports Psychologist, Mind-Body Fitness expert, and LPGA Certified instructor, Jamie is well versed in all of these answers. 

 

Come to this blog post at GolfSmarter.com to also get some video instruction from Jamie. 

 

http://KiAiGolf.com

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