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125 minutes | 24 days ago
Episode #031: Krista Dunton – Having the best mentors in the game, Growing up in a sports family, and How to maintain your passion by always looking to learn and improve.
Krista Dunton (T: @kristadunton, FB: @krista.dunton, IG: @krista.dunton) has been a Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor for many years. She has written numerous instructional articles for major golf publications and won teaching awards at almost every level you can think of yet has never stopped learning. She maintains her passion by always looking to improve herself, her students, and anyone else she can help. She is the consummate golf professional and a role model for both young men and women who aspire to become golf professionals or instructors themselves.
104 minutes | a month ago
Episode #030: Justin Tupper – How following your passion is the best decision you can ever make, How to turn that passion into a business, and How he built one of the largest online platforms for golfers in the world.
Justin Tupper (T: @justintupper, FB: @justinctupper, IG: @justintuppernyc) is currently the Senior Vice President at the Golf Channel and the CEO and founder of Revolution Golf. For anyone that followed Revolution Golf you know how that has evolved in the ever popular, and always growing Golf Pass on the Golf Channel. In this episode you will get to hear the amazing success story of how Justin started Revolution Golf out of his bedroom, grew it into one of the largest online platforms in the industry and how almost all of this got started from what appeared to be a set back early in his college career. But selling Revolution Golf to the Golf Channel and creating Golf Pass is not the end of the story. Justin has a deep passion for what he does and no doubt will continue creating amazing opportunities for golfers around the world.
107 minutes | a month ago
Episode #029: Lorin Anderson – How coaches/instructors can improve their business, the most common challenges coaches/instructors face, and the evolution of Proponent Group.
Lorin Anderson (Twitter - @Loringolf, FB - @lorin.anderson, @loringolf1) is the founder and President of Proponent Group. In case you were wondering, the Proponent Group is the organization that assists, advises and helps coaches and instructors around the world improve their business. They advise on all aspects of the instructional and learning process such as; building teaching centers, branding & marketing, junior development, golf instruction and so much more. Lorin, who was once a writer and editor at ‘Golf’ magazine, is also the creator of the Top 100 coaches/instructors, which has been copied by almost all major publications. He is a very smart businessman, an innovator, a creative genius but most of all he and his organization want to help coaches and students improve as much as they can.
87 minutes | a month ago
Episode 028: Mick Colella: What it was like running the most successful retail golf shop on Hilton Head Island for four decades.
Mick Colella is the patriarch of the Colella Family which for almost 40 years owned and operated the most successful golf retail store on Hilton Head Island. Who in their right mind would open a retail business with 21 competitors all within a 5 minute drive? Find out the answer and the story of how this small family owned business became the hub of golf activity on a small South Carolina island.
67 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 027: Dr. Sasho Mackenzie: What is biomechanics? Why will it help your golf game? and Using science to hit longer drives.
Dr. Sasho Mackenzie (T: @SashoMackenzie, FB: @sasho.mackenzie, IG: @sashomackenzie) has a Ph.D in Sports Biomechanics and is currently a Professor in the Department of Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Even if his name doesn’t sound familiar, that’s ok because his work is influencing coaching and golfers around the globe. Dr. Sasho does research on all areas of the game but at present is most known for his work on how golfers at all levels can increase their swing speed from a biomechanical perspective. Dr. Sasho is a regular presenter at most golf conferences such as the PGA Show/Teaching and Coaching Summit, Coach Camp, and others throughout the year and if you get the chance to hear him speak be sure to take advantage of it. If you don’t have the means you can always read up on his latest research papers at www.sashomackenzie.com.
99 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 026: Dan Hellman: Fixing broken golfers, long term effects of swinging harder and faster, and what is H3TV?
Dan Hellman (Twitter - @DanHellman1, FB – H3 by Dan Hellman, IG – h3bydanhellman) is the owner of H3 by Dan Hellman; a.k.a. Hellman Holistic Health and his new channel H3TV. He has spent a lifetime learning from some of the best in the world; Paul Chek, Dr. Guy Voyer and others to ensure his ‘tool box’ is as full as possible and allows him to help all of his clients. He has worked with everyone from your average Joe to world class athletes in all sports. He maybe most known for his work in helping golfers recover from injury and using the ELDOA method. This is the second time Dan has been on the show, so be certain to listen to his first episode, and we get into one of the hottest topics in the world of golf; distance. He gives his ideas on ‘Is heavy lifting good for you?’, ‘What are the long term effects of swinging as fast and hard as you can?’. The majority of this episode is devoted to H3TV; how he turned a pandemic into an opportunity, where the idea came from, and why you no longer have an excuse not to utilize his talents. Dan is one of the brightest people in the physical fitness/training world and each and every time you listen to him you can’t help but walk away a smarter, more knowledgeable person.
122 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 025: Todd Barranger: Mentored by a golf icon, how to manage a golf course, and surviving cancer.
Todd Barranger (FB: @tbarranger, T: @toddbarranger) was a professional golfer that played on the PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour and Asian Tours. He was the Asian Tours Thailand Open (later called the Johnnie Walker Open) and the Korn Ferry Tours Dayton Open. He played on the PGA Tour 1994-1995, 2002-2003. In his second year on the PGA Tour he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that sidetracked his playing for a number of years but culminated in his beating the dreaded disease not once but twice! His return to competitive golf was in 2000 where he earned membership to the Korn Ferry Tour (then called the Buy.com and Nationwide Tour) and he earned a return trip to the PGA Tour by coming in the Top 15 on the Korn Ferry money list. Upon retiring from competitive golf, Todd returned to the business side of golf and is currently a partner of a group that is acquiring golf courses that have seen better days and turning them around in the Las Cruces area of New Mexico. At present they manage three facilities and he is enjoying his new position and life.
93 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 024: Scott Parel: Life as a touring professional, goal setting, and success at the highest level.
Scott Parel (FB: @Scott.Parel, T: @ParelGolf, IG: @parelgolf) is a professional golfer. He has played and won at the highest levels; mini-tour, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA Champions Tour. He is currently 2nd on the Charles Schwab Cup Money List and is having another great year. If you don’t know Scott, you wouldn’t know his path to fame did not take the conventional route. He didn’t turn professional until age 31, didn’t have his first win on a major tour until 48, but never gave up on his goal and dream of playing at the highest level. He has achieved that and more. To learn more about his journey, and to get an inside perspective on what professional golf is like; both the challenges and successes, listen to one of the best guys out there.
117 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 023: Karen Moraghan – What is PR, why it is so important and How to sell the most important product you have…YOU.
Karen Moraghan (FB: @HPRPebbleBeach, IG: @HPRPebbleBeach, TW: @HPRPebbleBeach) is the President of Hunter Public Relations & Special Events which focuses on hospitality and golf-marketing strategy. She is also a long-time producer of national sporting events, and one of the golf industry’s leading media-relations specialists. Her experience in positioning and opening properties includes 12 hotels and 63 golf courses since starting her career in 1981. Under her leadership HPR has put together some of the nation’s most momentous special events, including the Reunion of U.S Open Champions at the 100th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (2000) and many others. Prior to forming Hunter Public Relations & Special Events in 1990, Karen was vice president of marketing for Pebble Beach Company, where she spearheaded global marketing campaigns for The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Inn and Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill and Del Monte Golf Courses and scenic 17-mile Drive.
137 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 022: Iain Highfield of Game Like Training – How to make swing changes stick and taking your range game to the golf course.
Iain Highfield (T: @iainGLT, FB: @GameLikeTrainingGolf, IG: @iainhifey_beyondthemind, YT: Game Like Training) is quickly becoming one of the most sought after coach’s in today’s game. He was recently named to Golf Digest’s ‘Best Young Teachers in America’ and his program Game Like Training is helping golfers of all skill levels improve. His book ‘Golf Practice: How to Practice Golf & Take Your Range Game to the Course’ is one that should be on every golfer’s ‘must read’ list and will make a huge difference in the way you practice and approach the game. To hear more from Iain check out his podcast; ‘Beyond the Mind’ on iTunes and Spotify. If you would like to reach Iain, you can do so through his website; www.iainhighfield.com
149 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 021: Jon Sinclair – The best technology you’re missing out on - Golf Psych, Using 3D AMM & 4D Motion Capture, and how technology has changed the game…for the better.
Jon Sinclair is not only a top-rated golf coach and instructor teaching everyone from beginners to tour professionals, he’s also one of the leading researchers in the game today. He conducts his teaching and research utilizing a myriad of technology; Trackman, 3D AMM System and is a golf motion Master Specialist under legendary Dr. Phil Cheetham. He also uses and sits on the Advisory Staff for 4D motion. On the mental side he is one of only three Golf Psych Masters in the world. If that was not enough, he also completed Dr. Kwon’s Level 1 & 2 Golf Biomechanics Instructor Training Program. His lectures and presentations at PGA Sections, the Proponent Group, the PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit, and GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teaching Summit have received wide spread acclaim and his most recent video ‘It’s the Motion NOT the Position’ , on the differing wrist angles in the swing, is packed with great information.
167 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 020: Dr. Michael Hollis – Why hormone and metabolic profiling is important, what is preventative medicine, and how this helps you perform your best.
Dr. Michael Hollis is a board certified, licensed naturopathic physician focused on true preventative medicine. He has an extensive background in athletics, metabolic balancing and endocrinology. He has worked with everyone from world class athletes to the every day person to improve their health, life, and general well-being. Every individual has a metabolism that is based on lifestyle, biological uniqueness, and specific hormone and metabolic profiling, and Dr. Hollis uses this concept to unveil the unique layers of imbalance within each of us. Lab results, along with Dr. Hollis’s Metabolic Profile and Discovery process, reveal clues to help build a Food-Supplement Program, a Custom IV, and a Metabolic Balancing Program with exercise recommendations just for you. Dr. Hollis focuses his practice on optimal health and longevity. The process of detecting underlying cause for any current condition is what makes everyone’s treatment program unique.
86 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 019: Dr. Bhrett McCabe – The 21st century athlete, how coaching is changing, and the similarities between elite athletes and grandmothers
Dr. Bhrett McCabe (T: @DrBhrettMcCabe, IG: @drbhrettmccabe, FB: @drbhrettmccabe) is a clinical & sports psychologist and founder of ‘The Mindside’. Additionally, he is the Sports & Performance Psychologist for the University of Alabama Athletic Department and one of the most sought-after high-performance psychologists in the country. He’s helped countless numbers of athletes, coaches, entrepreneurs and business executives become better at what they do. Whether you’re tired of not achieving the success you dream about or just looking to better yourself (or your game) Dr. Bhrett is someone you want to listen to. In addition to working with a stable full of PGA Tour professionals, he is also a motivational speaker, author, and advisor. He has published a number of articles and books; ‘The Mindside Manifesto’, ‘The Game Plan’, and ‘Elite Performance Journal’. He’s also in the process of writing another book; ‘Suckville’ and creating a ‘Catalyst LIVE’ for webinars and interactive discussions that is sure to be amazing. He has also appeared on ‘The Golf Channel’ numerous times to provide insight for golfers on how to improve the way they think. If you would like to reach out to Dr. Brett to learn more about what he does you can do so via his website: www.themindside.com, and be sure to listen to his podcast; ‘The Secrets to Winning’
105 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 018: Bob Stevens – Inside the ropes as a PGA Tour reporter, being an ESPN ‘Sportscenter’ anchor, and a lifetime in communications.
Bob Stevens has been in and around the communications and broadcasting industry his entire life. For anyone that loved ESPN’s flagship show ‘Sportscenter’ you will remember Bob from his time there as one of the shows anchor hosts from 1996-2002. After leaving ESPN he went on to become an on-course reporter for PGA Tour Radio on XM Sirius. Over a 40+ year career in and around the sporting and golf worlds he’s seen and accomplished a lot. In today’s show he discusses what he’s seen, gives his thoughts on some of the hottest topics in golf, and tells some amazing stories.
123 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 017: Tim Moraghan – What goes into planning and running a US Open, how technology is advancing the game beyond equipment, and stories with some of the biggest names in golf.
Tim Moraghan (T: @TimMoraghan, F: @timothy.moraghan) is the owner of Aspire-Golf a company that specializes in golf course and turf management, long range planning, professional development, and tournament consulting. You may know him better from his 21 years spent as the Chief Agronomist of the USGA (United States Golf Association) where he was instrumental in preparing and running all 14 of the USGA’s major championships, including their marquee event, the US Open. We discuss what that was like, rubbing shoulders with some of the best players in the game and what he’s learned from them. Part of today’s show also revolves around technology, from an agronomy standpoint and its effects on the game. So many people are familiar with how equipment has affected the game but not many are aware of how changes in grasses, developments in machinery; i.e. mowers, GPS watering and other advancements have affected the game. In a lifetime in and around golf he has seen it all and is kind enough to share some of what he’s learned.
110 minutes | a year ago
Episode 016: Michael Napoleon – The SuperSpeed co-founder on how to develop more swing speed, get more distance and the product that makes that happen.
Michael Napoleon is the co-founder of SuperSpeed Golf (FB: @superspeedgolf, T: @superspeedgolf, IG: @superspeedgolf), one of the fastest growing and most used developmental aids in golf today. While owning and operating a golf performance academy called Catalyst Golf Performance in the Chicago area, he started working on an Overspeed training product that later became known as the SuperSpeed Golf Training System, which was eventually brought to market in 2014. Since then SuperSpeed Golf has helped countless golfers, from weekend hackers to PGA Tour professionals around the world (and everyone in between) swing faster, increase their distance, and lower their scores. Michael and his team were gracious enough to extend a discount on the SuperSpeed Golf line of products. Go to SuperSpeed Golf (or click HERE) and use the code GOLF360 at checkout.
99 minutes | a year ago
Episode 015: Tim Cooke, Andrew Orischak, & Bryson Nimmer on the Coach/Student relationship, training during the year, and reaching the next level
Tim Cooke (Facebook: @tim.cooke.94, Instagram: @timcookegolf, Twitter: @TimCookeGolf) is the Director of Instruction at The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island. He is also a Top 100 Golf Coach, PGA Master Professional with a Masters in Education in Pedagogy and a list of certifications that follow. Tim has helped countless juniors achieve their dream of playing collegiately and beyond by working with players on the LPGA, Korn Ferry, Canadian, and PGA Tours. He has written articles for Golf Illustrated and Golf Digest and has made numerous guest appearances on Golf Channel’s ‘The Turn’ and ‘Weekly Fix’. Andrew Orischak (Facebook: andrew.orischak.5, Instagram: @andrew_orischak) grew up on Hilton Head Island and was one of the top junior golfers in the nation. He was runner-up in the 2015 US Junior, was the 10th ranked junior in the nation and is currently a senior on the University of Virginia Men’s Golf Team where he is on the ACC All-Academic Team and the PING All-East Region Team. Bryson Nimmer (Facebook: @bryson.nimmer, Instagram: @bnimmer15) was a four-time, First Team All ACC selection and one of a small few to ever accomplish that while at Clemson University. He was also the ACC Player of the Year in 2019/2019 and was an All American in his junior and senior years. Bryson played the Mackenzie Tour (Canadian Tour) full-time in 2019 and made 8 cuts with four Top 25 finishes. He finished the season ranked 37th on the Order of Merit and retained his tour status for the 2020 season.
123 minutes | a year ago
Episode 014: Suzy Whaley – Successful multitasking, being a role model, and what it's like being the first female President of the PGA of America.
Suzy Whaley (T: @suzywhaley, I: mammawhales, FB: @suzypgapresident) has been successful at everything she’s ever done. In additional to being the President of the PGA of America (and the first female President ever!), she is also the current PGA Director of Instruction at the Country Club of Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as well as the PGA Director of Instruction for Suzy Whaley Golf. Her career is long and distinguished. After playing for the University of North Carolina women’s golf team she quickly moved on to become a member of the LPGA Tour in the early 1990’s. When that didn’t work out, she worked with the Jim Flick Golf Schools before becoming a Head Golf Professional at Blue Fox Run in Avon, Connecticut. She transitioned back into coaching & instruction and has received many awards along the way; 10x Golf Digest State Teacher of the Year, 2x Connecticut Teacher of the Year, LPGA Top 50 Instructor, Golf Digest Top 50, GOLF’s ‘Top 100 Coaches in America’ plus many more. During her career she somehow managed to juggle raising a family, run a golf business and still play competitively. In 2003 she played so well she qualified for the PGA Tour’s Greater Hartford Open, becoming the first female to play in a PGA Tour event in more than 50 years. After that she maintained her fine play by winning numerous local, state, and regional events, competed in the 2002 & 2005 PGA Professional Championship’s and to top it off, her and her husband, Bill, have raised two great girls that are both fantastic golfers. How does she continue being so successful and where does she find the time to do it all? In this episode we discuss that, how she views herself as a role model being the first female officer and President of the PGA and a lot more.
115 minutes | a year ago
Episode 013: Steve Wilmot: The PGA Tour’s longest standing Tournament Director discusses the early years, what many don’t know about the Heritage Classic, and why ‘Yes’ is the answer, even before he knows the question.
Steve Wilmot is not only the Tournament Director of the RBC Heritage, presented by Boeing, but he’s also one of the nicest people you will ever meet. In his 34 years of being involved in the Heritage Classic and the Heritage Classic Foundation, he has seen it all. In today’s interview he discusses how important the community is to him and the tournament, the two times the tournament almost didn’t happen, his ‘team’ style of management and a whole lot more. Mention his name to anyone in the Hilton Head area, the state of South Carolina or at PGA Tour headquarters and the first thing they will do is smile. It’s a testament to him as a human being as well as his total dedication to the Heritage Classic and its Foundation.
132 minutes | a year ago
Episode 012: Dr. Greg Haff – Strength & Conditioning for improved performance, the difference between Programming and Periodization, and Can you become too strong as an athlete?
Dr. Greg Haff is a Professor of Strength & Conditioning and is currently the course coordinator for the Masters of Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning) in the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. If his name sounds familiar it maybe because you have read his book ‘Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training’ 5th Edition written with the legendary Tudor Bompa. If you’re lucky you may also have read one of his published articles and if you’re really lucky you may have even attended one of his lectures. Why? Because he is one of the leading minds in this field and when Dr. Haff talks, many people listen. Haven’t heard of him? That’s ok too but if you are a trainer, an athlete or someone simply looking to improve your fitness and health, than today is your lucky day because Dr. Haff gives a ton of jaw dropping information in this discussion.
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