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48 minutes | 6 days ago
318: Michael Losier: How to RESET Your “Golf Vibes”
If you feel like you are in a rut or not getting the results you want on or off the golf course, I want you to pay very close attention to this episode because our guest, Michael Losier, is literally the world’s foremost expert on teaching people how to get what they want. Michael is known as the “how-to guy” for teaching the law of attraction. He is the best-selling author of 3 books: The Law of Attraction, The Law of Connection, and You Life’s Purpose. And his book, The Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don’t (which we are really going to dive into in today’s episode) has sold over 3.5 million copies in over 37 languages. But does what Michael teaches work for golf and all of the goals you are working toward in your life? The answer is definitely “YES” As you’ll hear Michael explain, we get what we focus on and it all boils down to what questions your asking yourself over and over again. Michael Losier’s Background Michael Losier (low-zee-eh) , known as the how-to-guy for teaching Law of Attraction, is a best-selling author of the three (3) books: Law of Attraction, Law of Connection, and Your Life’s Purpose.Law of Attraction has sold over 3.5 million copies in 37 languages. Michael caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey, who interviewed him four times on her Soul Series radio show on Sirius/XM. Oprah invited him to have his own show her Oprah & Friends Radio.He has certified 550 Law of Attraction Facilitators in 17 countries, teaching them how to use Accelerated Learning Techniques when teaching Law of Attraction.He lives n beautiful Victoria, BC, on Canada’s west coast. Highlights From This Episode: Michael defines NLP and shares the background story of how his interest and dedication to learning and teaching the principles of the Law of Attraction led to him becoming a best-selling author and highly sought-after speaker.He defines NLP and how he got to where he is today and what led him to write his three successful books.He goes over his 5 point quiz to help us visualize how we already see and recognize the law of attraction in our own lives and how we can harness that to manifest the self you want to be.Understanding and interpreting “Vibes”: how being able to decipher what our gut feelings are telling us about people, places, and actions to help us make the choices and tweak to get to where we want and what we want.The importance of resetting the way you frame negatives to focus less on what you don’t have or want and more on outcomes and things you do. Where to Find Michael Losier: Website Facebook Law of Attraction Book Episode Sponsors: LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo above. LivPur: For your 15% discount on LivPur products, go to LivPur.com (or click the logo above) and use the code “18STRONG”. More Cool Stuff to Check Out: To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over to the 18STRONG Movement group on Facebook. 18STRONG Pro Shop (Get your 18STRONG gear!) 18STRONG Resources (All of the cool stuff we recommend: products, books, golf stuff, etc – and discount codes for the 18STRONG Crew) The post 318: Michael Losier: How to RESET Your “Golf Vibes” appeared first on 18STRONG.
67 minutes | 13 days ago
317: Jake Hutt: How to Hit it Purina and Suck Less at Golf . . .
Jake Hutt (Jake Hutt Golf and co-Founder of Dryvebox) was a hockey player growing up through his high school and college years but turned into a teaching pro and golf instructor that decided he was going to do things a little differently than any other instructor out there. Because of his unique style, Jake’s golf content is exploding on social media right now. You see, Jake wants to grow the game like every other golf pro, but he also wants to break down the notion that the game has to be stuffy and serious all the time. Between the flatbill caps, his long hair (known as “flow” or “lettuce” or “salad” in the hockey world), and his instruction videos that are more like freestyle raps, Jake is killing it when it comes to content that is both helping and entertaining amateur golfers out there. And it’s not just content that Jake is doing differently. His new company, Dryvebox, brings the driving range to you with a truck/trailer fully outfitted with a simulator and Trackman in the back. So in this world of craziness right now, you can literally play Augusta National or take a golf lesson in your driveway or the nearest parking lot! Jake Hutt’s Background: Jake Hutt Played junior hockey for 3 years in the NAHL Topeka Roadrunners Played College Hockey at Salve Regina in Rhode Island He is a Class A teaching pro Did apprenticeship at Stanford and taught there For 6 years Jake has a passion and background in music, which he has used to separate his teaching from the rest via his uniques style of content on InstagramJake is the cofounder of Dryvebox, a mobile golf simulator company that “brings golf to everyone” Highlights From This Episode: His background in hockey and golf and what led him to the level of golf instruction he is at now. He also dives into his style of learning and how reading the essential Jack Niklaus and Ben Hogan literature and learning the physics and anatomy of the golf swing led to his creative and modern instruction videos.The sheer volume of information that goes into a golf swing and how the average golfer can be overwhelmed trying to think of the biomechanics and physics of a golf swing so Jake likes to keep things as simple as possible and apply it in the most simple way. He also talks on the focus with his videos of taking out the fluff and just getting the pertinent tips and ideas in a funny, engaging, and creative way.Why he has an emphasis on how his swing looks, the juxtaposition of moving like a hockey player vs. moving like a golfer and what skills and techniques can cross over, and what needs to stay separate.The conception and idea behind his company Dryvebox: a simulator out of a trailer that aims to make golf and golf instruction with leading technology more accessible. Parting Questions: Favorite Golf Movie? Happy Gilmore Inspirational Book? The Talent code by Daniel Coyle What is your walk-up song to the first teebox? Tu y Yo by Rogelio Martinez If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? Shia Lebeouf, Matthew McConaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio at CyprusIf you could only play one course for the rest of your life where would it be? Cypress Point Where to Find Jake Hutt Golf and Dryvebox: Website Twitter Youtube Instagram Episode Sponsors: LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below. LivPur: For your 15% discount on LivPur products, go to LivPur.com (or click the logo above) and use the code “18STRONG”. More Cool Stuff to Check Out: To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over to the 18STRONG Movement group on Facebook. 18STRONG Pro Shop (Get your 18STRONG gear!) 18STRONG Resources (All of the cool stuff we recommend: products, books, golf stuff, etc – and discount codes for the 18STRONG Crew) The post 317: Jake Hutt: How to Hit it Purina and Suck Less at Golf . . . appeared first on 18STRONG.
66 minutes | 22 days ago
316: Lt Col Dan Rooney: High Speed, Low Drag Lessons for Golf and Life
In this week’s episode I have the privilege of sitting down with Lt Col Dan Rooney, the founder of Folds of Honor, one of the most successful charitable organizations in the game of golf. Folds of Honor, provides educational scholarships to families of fallen or disabled service members and it was started back in 2007 as a basic fundraiser charity tournament and now has provided over $145 million dollars worth of scholarships to families. Dan is also the only person on the planet that is both a fighter pilot AND PGA teaching professional so there is a lot of stuff to talk about on today’s episode. On top of that he is also the author of the new book Fly Into the Wind, so this episode is probably going to be one where you pull over the car, grab a pen and paper because there is definitely notes and insight to be taken from Dan on how his lessons as fighter pilot have guided so many of the decisions and habits of his life in the plane, on the course, and everywhere else. Lt. Col. Dan Rooney’s Background: Lt Col Dan Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor, an F-16 Fighter Pilot (1,800 hours of flight time) with 3 combat tours in Iraq, and a PGA Golf Professional. He is a Fox News contributor and host of the Fox Nation’s series Fly Into the Wind. As an author he has written two books, A Patriot’s Calling: Living Life between Fear and Faith and Fly Into the Wind: How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness On Your Ascent to Greatness. Lt Col Rooney was the motivational team speaker for two US Ryder Cup teams.He has been recognized as one of People magazine’s”Heroes of the Year”, Money magazine’s”Hero of the Year” and ABC World News Tonight’s “Persons of the Year.” He was a CNN Hero and awarded the Fox Nation Ultimate Patriot Award.He lives in Owasso, Oklahoma with his wife, five daughters, and three dogs. Highlights From This Episode: His background and how the synchronicity of chance and purpose led him to be both a fighter pilot and PGA Professional. He talks on the parallels he has seen between the two spheres of his life and how his experience as a fighter pilot has improved his golf game and vice versa.The inception of Folds of Honor, it’s humble beginnings to what it is now, its purpose and mission to help families of fallen or disable service members and it’s reach to date.What led to him starting and founding Patriot Golf Day and how it has raised $58 million in its 13 years and how he is re-opening his fathers golf course as American Dunes with the help and design of Jack Niklaus this May.He talks on the inspiration behind his new book Fly Into the Wind and the need of resistance to ascend to reach our goals and aspirations. We also go through a few of the lines of effort from the book that helps in re-framing your life. Parting Questions: Favorite Golf Movie? Caddy Shack Inspirational Book? The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle What is your walk-up song to the first teebox? I’m Alright by Kenny Loggins If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? My Dad, My Grandfather and Jack Niklaus at Bandon Dunes (or anywhere on the water) Where to Find Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor, and his book: Folds of Honor Website Twitter Facebook InstagramFly Into the Wind Book Episode Sponsors: LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below. LivPur: For your 15% discount on LivPur products, go to LivPur.com (or click the logo above) and use the code “18STRONG”. More Cool Stuff to Check Out: To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over to the 18STRONG Movement group on Facebook. 18STRONG Pro Shop (Get your 18STRONG gear!) 18STRONG Resources (All of the cool stuff we recommend: products, books, golf stuff, etc – and discount codes for the 18STRONG Crew) The post 316: Lt Col Dan Rooney: High Speed, Low Drag Lessons for Golf and Life appeared first on 18STRONG.
67 minutes | a month ago
315: Kevin Carr: Taking the Guesswork Out of “Functional Training” for Golfers
Kevin Carr is a strength coach and manager at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning which is one of the top training facilities for both athletes and every day joes up in Boston. Kevin is also the co-founder of Movement as Medicine, the creator of the Functional Strength Coach Certification, and ultimately, what we are really talking about today is that he just authored a book called Functional Training Anatomy. This text is basically a handbook with incredible illustrations on how you should train no matter your level. In the book, Kevin lays out a super practical plan that every golfer could use to become a stronger, better moving athlete. In this episode, we dive deeper into what functional training really is why it’s so important that you as golfer take some ownership of understanding how to train on your own. Kevin Carr’s Background: Kevin Carr is a strength and conditioning coach and manager at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC) as well as a massage therapist and cofounder of Movement as Medicine, a massage and movement therapy clinic in Woburn, Massachusetts.He is the creator of the Certified Functional Strength Coach certification.Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a license in massage therapy from Cortiva Institute in Watertown, Maryland.Carr amassed a wealth of experience in the field of sport performance and personal training while working at MBSC and has traveled all over the world to educate thousands of coaches and therapists about the MBSC coaching system.He has coached everyone from U.S. Olympians looking for a competitive edge to the average person looking to shed some pounds, move better, and improve their health. Highlights From This Episode: Where he started and how he got connected with Mike Boyle at MBSC through an internship very early in his career and what he learned from Mike and others at MBSC.How he defines Functional Training as the most useful approach to getting the average athlete to perform better and attain their specific goals as well as dispelling the confusion around how it gets misrepresented.We dive into his book Functional Training Anatomy and he expands on some key topics like how they pick the exercises they do, his philosophy on movement prep and how they structure workouts, mobility vs. flexibility, and more.The importance of medicine ball work and plyometrics for the everyday golfer and how to implement it into your workout. We also talk on the concept of how you can’t get faster when you’re tired and the importance of putting these exercises in the beginning of your workout.His research and anecdotal experiences from working at MBSC that has changed his perspectives on different training philosophies and how everyone goes through the same introductory program but each approach is tailored to the athlete and their body composition goals. He also talks about the biggest lessons that he would pass on to future coaches and what are the habits of a high-functioning coach and athlete. Parting Questions: Favorite Golf Movie? Happy Gilmore Inspirational Book? Meditation by Marcus Aurelius What is your walk-up song to the first teebox? Thunderstruck by AC/DC If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? My grandparents from both sides at Butternut Country Club Bucket-list coarse? Augusta Greatest piece of advice? Don’t take yourself too seriously Where to Find Kevin Carr and his book: Website Twitter Facebook InstagramFunctional Training Anatomy Book Episode Sponsors: LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below. LivPur: For your 15% discount on LivPur products, go to LivPur.com (or click the logo above) and use the code “18STRONG”. To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over to the 18STRONG Movement group on Facebook. The post 315: Kevin Carr: Taking the Guesswork Out of “Functional Training” for Golfers appeared first on 18STRONG.
73 minutes | a month ago
314: Brian Bradley: Your Body Isn’t Broken, It’s Just Bent.
This episode is a super exciting episode for us here at 18STRONG. We’re chatting with Brian Bradley from the Egoscue Method. Highlights From This Episode: Your Body isn’t Broken, It’s Just Bent Past Episodes with Brian Bradley: 18SP 018: Brian Bradley | Breathing Life into Your Game | Egoscue 116: Redefining Performance through Movement with Brian Bradley Where to Find Brian Bradley: Instagram Episode Sponsors: LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below. LivPur: For your 15% discount on LivPur products, go to LivPur.com (or click the logo above) and use the code “18STRONG”. To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over to the 18STRONG Movement group on Facebook. The post 314: Brian Bradley: Your Body Isn’t Broken, It’s Just Bent. appeared first on 18STRONG.
64 minutes | 2 months ago
313: Hayden Buckley: Don’t Call it a Cinderella Story.
This episode is a super exciting episode for us here at 18STRONG. We’re going to celebrate a good friend of ours, Hayden Buckley, and what he accomplished this past weekend. We know it was a long time coming but if you don’t know who Hayden is, he is a professional golfer. We’ve had him on the pod several times (see below) and he did what most would think to be the impossible this past weekend. Without having an actual spot in the golf tournament this weekend on the Korn Ferry Tour, Hayden made his way in at the last minute as the 1st alternate and ended up winning whole freaking thing with a birdie on the first playoff hole! We are just so proud of him and I cannot say enough great things about this kid and the hard work he consistently puts in. We’re going to let him walk you through the story of the weekend, and what this win has done for him in terms of his career, what was going through his head, and how this is hopefully a springboard into the PGA Tour in the next year. Highlights From This Episode: He jumps right into talking about what was going through the Monday Qualifier for the Korn Ferry and how he made his come back. He also talks about how the awful weather from day 2 harkens back to his previous tournament win he was talking about the last time he was on the podcast.The inner dialogue that helped him keep a level head through the ups and downs of the tournament and finish strong. He also talks about what getting into the zone or his flow state looks like when looking back on his Friday round.How despite the media spinning this story as a “Cinderella” tale of some nobody rookie winning the tournament, Hayden has been putting in the work and paying his dues up to this point and that his win this weekend was not luck.The difference between ball striking and putting that he noticed from this recent tournament and the difference it can make to be able to rely on your putting. Hayden Buckley wins the LECOM Suncoast Classic 2021 Past Episodes with Hayden: 215: Let the Journey Begin! | Hayden Buckley (Professional Golfer) 260: Hayden Buckley: Building Confidence in Yourself & Your Game 286: Hayden Buckley Where to Find Hayden Buckley: Twitter Instagram Episode Sponsor: LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below. To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over to the 18STRONG Movement group on Facebook. The post 313: Hayden Buckley: Don’t Call it a Cinderella Story. appeared first on 18STRONG.
57 minutes | 2 months ago
312: Mark Immelman: Don’t Try To Play Someone Else’s Game.
I’m extremely excited for this week’s episode with Mark Immelman from the On the Mark Podcast. You may recognize Mark from his long history in the world of golf, playing and teaching collegiately and now we see him on a lot of the different broadcasts with CBS, PGA Tour Live and he has one of the top golf shows out there. And even if you’re not familiar with Mark, you likely recognize his last name, as his younger brother, Trevor Immelman, won the Masters in 2008. Today we talk a little bit about everything around the current condition of golf. The conversation varies from how COVID has unexpectedly helped the game, what is going on with the Distance “Problem” that everyone is talking about these days and what are the things that he, as a very high-level instructor is seeing his golfers struggling with most. It was cool to get Mark’s take on all of the above, knowing that he walks side by side on the fairways with the best players in the world on a weekly basis, yet also works with golfers just like you and me on the lesson range and everything in between. Mark Immelman’s Background Mark Immelman is a Golf Professional. Born and bred in South Africa, Mark is now a citizen (and resident) of the United States of America. Mark’s experience in the golf industry is global, complete and all encompassing. Mark’s golf expertise comes as a result of: playing the game at a high level (NCAA All-American and Professionally)working as a player agent and representative with IMGcoaching golfers of all skill levels from beginners to Major ChampionsHead golf coach at NCAA Div. II school, Columbus State UniversityProfessional Broadcaster on both radio and television (NBC Golf Channel, CBS Sports, CBS, PGA TOUR Live)Author of Scandalously Simple and other booksThe host and producer of the “On the Mark” Podcast for The PGA Tour. His podcast has featured best-in-class guests such as Gary Player, Davis Love III, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and more. Highlights From This Episode: His background in golf, how he fell in love with the game after suffering an injury that kept him from other sports, and how he found himself moving to the states to play in college.How social media and the wealth of knowledge at our fingertips helped or hindered the students that come to see him. He also talks and dispels some common myths he hears from club golfers.His teaching style and how he helps his players translate a golf tip into an actionable technique they can bring to their game.What he sees from the pros on the course and what we can expect to be changing with the PGA broadcast like fewer commercials and more golf shots. He also talks on his thoughts on the Distance Insights Report and where the two camps are coming from.The catalyst that got him into broadcasting and the unexpected perks of turning his show into a podcast with weekly content and what 2020 has done to and for golf and what the future trajectory of golf looks like in his opinion.He shares some stories of him and his brother Trevor Immelman and their time at the 2008 Masters. Parting Questions: Favorite Golf Movie? Caddy Shack Favorite Golf Book? Practical Golf by John Jacobs What is your walk-up song to the first teebox? Sanitarium by Metallica If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? Bob Jones, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus or my dad at the old course If you could only play one course for the rest of your life, which course would it be? Seaside course in Georgia Greatest piece of advice? Just be yourself Where to Find Mark Immelman: Podcast Twitter Instagram Youtube Website Episode Sponsor: LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below. To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over to the 18STRONG Movement group on Facebook. The post 312: Mark Immelman: Don’t Try To Play Someone Else’s Game. appeared first on 18STRONG.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
311: Three Simple Steps to Your STRONGEST Golf in 2021
As we move into February, it’s safe to say that most of the New Year’s resolutions that millions of golfers set at the start of 2021 are dead or have pretty much fizzled to more of a smolder rather than the burning hot desire of change that often accompanies the excitement of a New Year. But is that really how it has to be? Are you really willing to just slip back into the old routines and wait for another year to pass, then look back and wish you had done something different? Why wait? The golf season hasn’t even started yet and many golfers have already given up on their “off-season” plans to make this year different. Well, here is the good news. You can be different than those millions of golfers. You can make this the STRONGEST year of golf you have ever had and today, I’m going to share 3 of the biggest “secrets” that can make that happen for you. (HINT: they are really very common sense, but since the execution of them are rare, it makes people feel better if they think it’s a secret they didn’t know about ) And for the record, these are not just recommendations, or conceptual tactics, these are the exact principles we used with a small, very private group of golfers that we worked with in 2020 that got more incredible results than I have ever personally seen in a 12 week time, including weight loss, strength, club head speed, ability to walk and carry, and most importantly a new found (or re-kindled) enjoyment of the game. 3 Simple Steps to Your STRONGEST Golf: To get the more detailed descriptions of each, listen to the full episode, but here are some of the cliff notes and resources mentioned. Have (and FOLLOW) a Simple Plan/Program:Ours included the MLB (MOVE, LIFT, BURN) sessions every weekNutrition2-3 meals per dayProtein and veggie at every mealNo Sugary DrinksYou have to Track Something!Download the Weekly Scorecard belowBook referenced: The Compound Effect by Darren HardyWhat we tracked:Morning Lemon WaterMLB sessions weeklyAlcoholic Drinks#NeverMissTwiceYou need a TEAMMore specifically, you need teammates.Accountability:S- Share ExperiencesA- Ask QuestionsS- Support Each OtherS- Show Up Scorecard-for-Podcast-18STRONGDownload Episode Sponsor: LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below. To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over to the 18STRONG Movement group on Facebook. The post 311: Three Simple Steps to Your STRONGEST Golf in 2021 appeared first on 18STRONG.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
310: Blair Wheeler: An 11-Handicap documenting his golf journey because it “Sucks to Suck.”
Blair Wheeler is not a PGA tour pro or coach, sports psychologist or fitness professional, but Blair is a guy like us . . . just a regular dude working on his golf game, except there is one difference . . . Blair is what is known as a “golf influencer” and makes part of his living working with incredible brands like PXG, incredible coaches and buddying up with PGA pros to not only play some golf but also see their workout routines, al despite having a HC index of 11.2. It was fun (and very familiar) to talk to Blair about the journey that he is on, just like many of us, to become the golfer that he wants to be while also having a job and kids and not having the time commitment of a tour player. A lot of times we relate the things that we talk about on this show or in golf magazines with the vision of what the tour pro is doing and what they do to get better, but what about us? What are the things that we can do to go from a 20 to a 10 handicap? That’s what our conversation with Blair is about. Blair Wheeler’s Background Husband, Dad, Average Golfer, Crossfitter. Like 99% of golfers I’m pretty average, being an 11 handicap. I just happen to have a lot of followers and I’m working on telling the story of how I’m getting better at the game, and becoming a better golfer through fitness and mobility Highlights from this Episode The different hats he wears as a golf influencer from content creator to podcast personality and what led him down this path and journey to document how he is improving his fitness and golf game and condensing down the volumes of knowledge from amateurs and professionals alike.His experience in utilizing a crossfit style workout for his golf game, what he likes to incorporate from the crossfit realm and how he takes out what doesn’t serve his current fitness goals. He also talks on how he focus’ on being a better athlete and fit person first and lets the more golf specific things fall in line behind that goal.What his golf game looks like, how he manages his time between golfing for fun and golfing for work, and t he benefits of getting a professional golf club fitting.What his ideal round of golf looks like, his goals for 2021, how his golf content has taken him around the US and across the pond to Portugal and what advice he can give as to how he lowered his handicap from 20 to 11. Parting Questions: Favorite Golf Movie? Happy Gilmore Favorite Golf Book? Tight Lies by Ted Denton What is your walk-up song to the first teebox? Thug Motivation 101 by Young Jeezy If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? My dad, Greg Norman, and My father in-law or Tiger at Pinehurst No. 2 What workout do you do but most loathe? Anything on the Assault bike If you could only play one course for the rest of your life, which course would it be? Pinehurst No. 4 Greatest piece of advice? Don’t take advice from your buddies.Find out more on Blair Wheeler at: Podcast TikTok Instagram Episode Sponsors LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below. To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over to the 18STRONG Movement group on Facebook. The post 310: Blair Wheeler: An 11-Handicap documenting his golf journey because it “Sucks to Suck.” appeared first on 18STRONG.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
309: Shane Bacon: Stepping Into a New Role With the Golf Today Show
This week I’m chatting with Shane Bacon; golf podcaster, writer, and broadcaster. You probably recognize his name and face from his broadcasting days with FOX Sports, working with the likes of Joe Buck, Paul Azinger, and Brad Faxon on the USGA events before that shifted back over to NBC. Shane is embarking on a new journey into live TV on the Golf channel where he will be hosting a new morning show with Damon Hack called Golf Today. In this episode, Shane shares stories about his broadcasting career, his amateur golf ambitions, and his decision to just head over to St. Andrews in Scotland and caddie at the home of golf on a whim after graduating from college. Along with his broadcasting and new TV show, Shane also hosts one of my favorite golf podcasts , Get a Grip with Max Homa (PGA Tour winner) which gives a great insight into Max’s thought process when out on the course as well as great banter between the two hosts about just about anything golf. Shane Bacon’s Background Shane hosts “The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon,” a weekly podcast in partnership with iHeartRadio where he’s featured superstars like Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka, broadcasters like Joe Buck, Mike Tirico and Scott Van Pelt, legends of the game like Juli Inkster and Gary Player and everyone in between.A Texas native who headed west to attend the University of Arizona, Shane offers a new and refreshing take on the sport by drawing from his many experiences in the golf world, having spent some time as a caddie at the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland and for a few events on the LPGA Tour, as well as a brief stint competing on the mini-tour circuit from 2007-2008.In 2014, after beginning his career by starting his own blog, Dogs That Chase Cars, and eventually landing gigs at AOL, Yahoo, and CBS, Shane made his breakthrough into television joining the Back9Network where he co-hosted “The Turn” on DirecTV.Since his start in television, Shane has been the lead interviewer and host at multiple U.S. Opens, been a part of the first ever “Match” with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and continues to avoid bogeys at all costs. Highlights from this Episode Shane gives us the inside scoop on his upcoming new show Golf Today, which he will co-host with Damon Hack on the Golf Channel and both how long this has been in the works as well as what goes into planning and coordinating ideas for the show.How recording college football games at 10 led to the career path he is on now and what he has learned working with broadcasters like Joe Buck and interviewing the best of the best in the game of broadcasting and golf like appreciating the silence and having versatility in being knowledgeable on the sport you are broadcasting for.His background in golf growing up leading to his brief stint caddying at St. Andrews and what caddying for a variety of players throughout his life has taught him about his game.How his podcast with Max Homa Get a Grip with Max Homa started up and how Max’s down to earth personality and ability to open up about the bad shots as well as the good helped in growing the show.What his golf game and fitness regimen look like with the pandemic and being a new dad and why he doesn’t like to keep his workouts strictly golf-specific. Parting Questions: Favorite Golf Movie? Tin Cup Favorite Golf Book? Anything by Tom Coyne What is your walk-up song to the first tee box? Anything by Maggie Koerner If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? My dad, My buddy, and My best friend at Bandon Trails or The Old Course What course is on your bucket list? Sand Hills If you could only play one course for the rest of your life, which course would it be? Yeamans Hall The greatest piece of golf advice you’d like to share? Don’t hit a shot you don’t want to hit and don’t make a dumb decision after a bad shot. Find out more on Shane at: WebsiteFacebook InstagramTwitter Episode Sponsors LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below. To continue the conversation and ask any questions you may have, head over to the 18STRONG MOVEMENT Facebook page.
76 minutes | 4 months ago
308: Nathaniel Crosby: 2021 Walker Cup Talk, Bing’s Impact on Golf, and More . . .
This week I’m joined by Nathaniel Crosby: Walker Cup Captain of the 2019 and soon to be 2021 Walker Cup, set to be played at Seminole Golf Club this coming May. With the USGA currently in the process of deciding te roster of the 2012 team, we get to talk to Nathaniel about the process what the practice session at Bay Hill will look like. We also get a chance to talk about his successful amateur golf career (1981 US Amateur, 1982 US Open Low Amateur) Champion, his professional golf run, and of course, stories of his dad, the great entertainer, Bing Crosby and how his love of the game had such an impact on the sport. Nathaniel Crosby’s Background Nathaniel Patrick Crosby (born October 29, 1961) is an American golfer. He won the 1981 U.S. Amateur and played on the winning 1982 Eisenhower Trophy and 1983 Walker Cup teams. Crosby played golf for the University of Miami and qualified for the 1981 U.S. Amateur held at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, not far from where he grew up. In 1982 Crosby won the Porter Cup, an elite medal-play event for amateurs. He also played on the victorious 1982 Eisenhower Trophy and 1983 Walker Cup teams.Turned professional in 1984. He played full-time in Europe from 1985 to 1987. In 1988 he became president of the Tony Penna Golf Company. He then worked at Orlimar for 4 years, working as an executive at direct marketing. Since his experience at Orlimar he formed his own company to pursue high-end real estate and golf developments. Crosby has intermittently been involved in notable golf events since his retirement as a full-time touring professional. He regained his amateur status in 1994, initially in order to play in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the tournament founded by his father. In 2007 he played in the Porter Cup, the site of one of his greatest triumphs as a junior golfer. He will return as captain in 2021.Crosby was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. Highlights From This Episode Walker Cup: What goes into the selection process when looking at a team and how they pick the best of the best based on not only skill and having the “hot hand” but also on team camaraderie and chemistry.His thoughts and feelings going back to the same location as a captain where he played on the Walker Cup years ago (Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake) and what he is going to take from that experience moving forward into 2021.The history of George Coleman and the Seminole golf club: the significance of the club to Nathaniel and what Coleman did for the club and the game of golf. He also talks about his dad Bing Crosby’s contributions to the game of golf from the introduction of the Pro-Ams to the Crosby Clambake.He takes us back with stories of his Pro-am days and what it was like taking over after his dad’s passing and keeping everything going the way his dad would have wanted. Parting Questions Favorite Golf Movie?The Greatest Game What is your walk-up song to the first tee box? Eye of the Tiger by Survivor or Straight down the Middle by Bing Crosby If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? Dad, Ben Hogan and George Coleman at Seminole What course is on your bucket list? Meadow Club and Oak Hill If you could only play one course for the rest of your life, which course would it be? Cypress Point Greatest piece of advice? Have a 62 or 43 wedge in your bag Episode Sponsors LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below.
65 minutes | 4 months ago
307: Jay Delsing: How Professional Golf is Changing (For Better or Worse)
Jay Delsing played over 25 years on the PGA tour, had over 560 starts, played on the champions tour, and is now hosting the “Golf With Jay Delsing” Podcast. Jay has stayed very involved in the PGA Tour, including many hours in the booth with Fox Sports, and has created so many friendships and connections in the world of golf. It was so fun to talk to Jay about his career as a player, the landscape of professional golf these days, and to simply listen to him tell some great stories from his time playing with the best golfers in the world. Jay Delsing’s Background Jay Delsing hails from St. Louis, Missouri. While his father played Major League baseball for 10 years and was a member of the World Champion New York Yankees in 1949, Jay had a different kind of long drive in mind.In 1979, Delsing received a coveted golf scholarship from UCLA where he became a two-time All-American.After playing college golf at uCLA with the likes of Corey Pavin, Steve Pate, Tom Pernice Jr, and Duffy Waldorf, he graduated in 1983 with his degree in Economics.In 1984, Delsing earned his PGA Tour Card and played in nearly 700 PGA Tour events, earning more than 4 million in prize money. He has 7 professional wins to his credit, including the Fort Smith Classic, The Omaha Classic and the Gerald Ford Invitational in Vail, Colorado.In 2014, Fox Sports added Delsing to its broadcast team. The recent US Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Long Island, New York marked his fourth consecutive national open coverage for Fox Sports. In addition, he is a commentator for PGA Tour Live. In April of 2018, Delsing was inducted into the St Louis Sports Hall of Fame.Jay hosts the popular golf podcast “Golf with Jay Delsing” Highlights from this Episode Jay catches us up on what he has been up to and the success of his show “Golf with Jay Delsing” with his long time friend John Perles. He also dives into how a kid from north county St. Louis went on to play college golf at UCLA and golf with the likes of such celebrities as Sean Connery and past presidents.The major differences he has noticed between the tours he played for 30 years to the tour now and how the powerhouses we are seeing now are changing the game and the course structure alike.What courses and the PGA can do to keep up with the way the game is changing and combat what these pro golfer are able to do on these courses.What he has seen fitness-wise from the guys on the tour and whether or not having a focus on fitness is becoming a differentiator in terms of getting onto the tour. Parting Questions: Caddyshack or Happy Gilmore?Caddyshack What is your walk-up song to the first teebox of the Masters? Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? My dad, My brother and Arnold Palmer at Augusta If you could only play one course for the rest of your life, which one? Pebble Beach Find out more about Jay at: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Episode Sponsors LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below.
77 minutes | 5 months ago
306: Kye Goalby: Behind the Scenes Making Amazing Golf Courses
In this episode, we have Kye Goalby, who is one of the world’s most sought after golf course shaper/designer. And I’m not talking about just any golf courses, I’m talking about some of the top courses in the world like Ballyneal, Sebonack, Pasatiempo, Oakland Hills, Old MacDonald, and many more. So today we are going to be talking about what makes a golf course 18STRONG? Shaping and designing golf courses is in many ways a behind-the-scenes kind of profession. In fact, one of Kye’s proudest achievements is when a golfer can’t even tell that he was ever there. We often hear the names of the architects he has worked with; Tom Doak, Bill Coore, Gil Hanse, but Kye is the guy that comes in to do tha actual work of shaping, moving earth, rolling greens, and all of the other things that most of us never think about. Along with Kye’s pedigree in the golf course design world, he also happens to be the son of Bob Goalby, the 1968 Masters champion and is related to Jay and Jerry Haas. It is pretty safe to say that Kye grew up in a world filled with golf, yet unlike some of his family members who made their living teeing it up on the course, Kye is making his playing in the dirt. Golf Course Design Highlights See a list of Kye’s Course Design HighlightsDownload Highlights from this Episode The difference between a shaper and a designer and how he balances and trades off between the two hats depending on who he is working with and what the project calls for.When and how he got into building golf courses and his history and experiences with golf as a child and young adult. He also talks about the different courses he has worked on and what his travel schedule looks like as he balances working on many different projects simultaneously.What goes into building these courses and who he is designing and shaping these courses for when taking into consideration amateur play vs. professional and the challenges he faces from conception to actually moving earth. He also talks about the first things he notices on a golf course when he plays it and what we should look out for as well.Kye shares some stories of growing up with his dad, getting off-hand golf tips from a masters champion, flying out to tournaments, and what happened when Sam Snead and Jack Nicklaus gave him advice hitting balls at Augusta.His thoughts on how they have changed Augusta and what they need to do to continue adjusting it to keep up with the strength and distance the newer players can hit it.He talks about Tara Iti golf course; his work on it, what makes it so special, and why everyone can’t stop talking about it. Parting Questions: Caddyshack or Happy Gilmore?Caddy Shack What is your walk-up song to the first tee box of the Masters? Help by The Beatles If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? Dad, Jay, and Jerry Haas at Cyprus Point If you could make changes to any course in the nation, where would it be? Re-touchup the greens and bunkering at Cyprus Point Episode Sponsors LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below.
61 minutes | 5 months ago
305: Will Ahmed: The Golfer’s Guide to WHOOP
This week our guest is Will Ahmed, the founder of WHOOP. If you haven’t heard of WHOOP, just watch any PGA Tour event and you’ll see just about every tour pro with this simple looking strap around their wrist. “What is it?” you ask? Well, I hate to call it a fitness tracker because it is so much more than that as you will hear about in this episode, but it’s basically a wearable fitness/recovery monitor that has exploded across the industry in just about every sport and fitness platform, and especially on the PGA Tour. In this episode, we dig into Will’s background, the inception of the WHOOP strap, and how this deceptively simple-looking product is changing the landscape of fitness and shining a light on the importance of RECOVERY for populations beyond professional sports. Think of this as your Golfers Guide to WHOOP. Will’s Ahmed’s Background Will Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of WHOOP, which has developed next-generation wearable technology for optimizing human performance.WHOOP today works with everyone from professional athletes to fitness enthusiasts to executives. Ahmed has raised nearly $100 million from top investors and has an active advisory board that consists of some of the world’s most notable cardiologists, technologists, and designers. He wrote “The Feedback Tool: Measuring Fitness, Intensity, and Recovery,” which sparked the underlying physiology and engineering for his work today.Ahmed was named a 2011 Harvard College Scholar for finishing in the top 10% of his class and a CSA Scholar Athlete; he captained the Harvard Men’s Varsity Squash Team.He was also recently named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40. Highlights from this Episode The background on WHOOP and how it has changed from inception at the Harvard Innovation Lab to the phenomenon it is today. He also talks about why he was initially so focused on working with professional athletes and how that helped spark the success that it is today.What differentiates WHOOP from other fitness and health trackers and what it measures that makes it your personal “24/7 life coach.” He also talks about how they measure and collect your respiratory rate which in turn helped Nick Watney catch his COVID diagnosis early and quarantine to not infect others on the PGA Tour.Will breaks down HRV (Heart Rate Variability), the history of its use as a measurable stat used from Olympians to the CIA, and why it became a main focus and part of the WHOOP system.What they have found the effects of food and alcohol can have on your recovery and sleep and tips on how to best mitigate the negative effects and optimize your sleep.Will explains where the name “WHOOP” originated. Parting Questions: Caddyshack or Happy Gilmore?Happy Gilmore What is your walk-up song to the first teebox of the Masters? Mozart If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, and Barrack Obama at Augusta Any Book Recommendations? Phil Knight’s “Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike” Find out more about Will Ahmed and WHOOP at: Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Episode Sponsor LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below.
44 minutes | 5 months ago
304: Athletic Motion Golf: What’s Really Going On In A Great Golf Swing?
This week we’ve got Shaun Webb and Mike Granato from Athletic Motion Golf; two guys that are taking all of the 3D technology that they are able to use with their professional and amateur golfers and show us the difference between what the low handicapper is doing vs what the high handicapper Many of us as amateurs we think we are getting into a certain position, we think we’re moving in the right direction or making the right move but when you see the difference between the 3D captures, you see what they are talking about in the different drills they give. So in todays episode we talk about the “swing killers” that they see amateurs making that the pros don’t make, Bryson DeChambeau and how a lot of what he is doing is not just the physical stuff of gaining weight and getting stronger but some of the things he is doing with his golf swing to create more speed, and what mistakes and simple things you and I can fix in our own game. Athletic Motion Golf Background: Having worked with golfers from the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, European Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, LPGA Tour, and every level of amateur golfer – Shaun Webb and Mike Granato started Athletic Motion Golf to help more golfers incorporate athletic principles that make for a better more dynamic golf swing. Highlights From This Episode Both Mike and Shaun’s background in instruction and golf technology and how it led to the inception of Athletic Motion golf and what that stands for.Where they collect and pull their swing data from and how using the Gears 3D system (which they describe as almost like a Video Game Motion Capture system) opened their eyes to the intricacies of the golf swing and the almost unlimited amount of data they are able to sift through.The debate of “swinging your own swing” vs. trying to replicate a model exactly: Shaun and Mike give their insights into how to find a balance between using your own athleticism and have flexibility while instituting different parameters to improve your swing.One thing we can look for if we took a video of our swing today and active steps we can do to avoid the slice over the top like checking the face of your pelvis on the top of your backswing.How they coordinate the analytical side to the fitness side and how they interact with some of their top tier professionals. They also talk on the slight changes Bryson DeChambeau did to his swing to improve his swing speed and distance.Finally I get their thoughts on if they think we will see limitations on the technology used in golf, as the professionals get better and stronger. Mike talks on their newly finished AMG Speed system to go along with their Swing System which is a start to finish look at your swing to increase speed. Parting Questions Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?Mike – Caddy ShackShaun – Caddy Shack What is your walk-up song to the first teebox? Mike – The Fat Albert Theme Song Shaun – Anything from my Foo Fighters Playlist If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? Mike – Dad, Brother, and Shaun at Bandon Dunes Shaun – My Brother, Father, and Grandfather at Pebble Beach Who is your pick for the Masters? Mike & Shaun – Rory McIlroy Find out more about Athletic Motion Golf: Facebook Youtube Instagram Website Swing Killers Article in GOLF Magazine Episode Sponsor LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below.
47 minutes | 6 months ago
303: Colin Masterson: Training College Golfers For the Modern Game
This week we’re taking a little bit of a dive into the collegiate world of golf with Colin Masterson who is the sports performance coach at Villanova Golf. We talk to Colin about his background in athletics in general, his transition over into working with the golf team, and the way that the collegiate level players train, how that impacts what you should be doing in your own game as you prepare for the offseason, how you can implement a few things that they do in order to play your best golf coming out on the other side of this winter. He also touches on how he implements his previous experience in other sports into the golf team and what his objectives are for the golf team when they enter a gym-like setting and what we can take away from Colin’s philosophy and how his golfers stay in their best game. Colin Masterson’s Background Residing in Philadelphia, PA, Colin attended Widener University and was a 4 Year starter at Safety for the Widener Pride Football Team. Post graduation he worked as an accountant for 4 years before leaving and interning at the University of Maryland with the Football Strength Staff. After close to a year down there he took another internship at Villanova with their football strength coach Mike Tucker. A year later he was hired full time as a sports performance coach at Villanova University and has worked with almost every team including the Mens Golf, Softball, Women’s Tennis, Womens Lax and Assisting with Football. He has the following certifications: CSCS, FRC, USAW, TPI Level 1, TPI Eldoa. Highlights from this Episode His background in football and how a career change from accounting led him to his current position at Villanova where he is working with a wide variety of their athletic departments including the golf team.What he focuses on when working with his golfers to make them a stronger golfer and a more well-rounded athlete like focusing more on rotational work and properly scheduling their workouts day-to-day and throughout the season to maximize his time with them and minimize their chance of injury.How to bridge the gap between just working out and getting stronger utilizing ways to better control and channel that power through speed and movement.He also talks about when he likes to focus on skill-specific exercises and when to stick to your core workouts to get better strength and stability and how people implement power and speed workouts incorrectly.Finally, he talks about the importance of getting started and being consistent. Instead of trying to work out 5 days a week, work out 2 days and make those workouts count if that works better for your schedule. Parting Questions: Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?Happy Gilmore What is your walk-up song to the first teebox? Sirius by The Alan Parsons Project If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? Michael Jordan, Rickie Fowler, Tony Romo at Augusta Who is your pick for the Masters? Rickie Fowler What book would you recommend? Atomic Habits by James ClearWhat local course would you recommend? Aronimink Golf Club or Merion Golf Club Learn More About Colin: Twitter Instagram Birdie Fitness Website Episode Sponsors LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below.
55 minutes | 6 months ago
302: Nick Mueller: How to Create Mobility That You Can Take to the Golf Course!
This week we’ve got one of my favorite people in the entire world on the show with us: Nick Mueller. Nick is one of the elite golf fitness coaches in North America. He is now venturing out on his own with his project “The Mobility Caddie” and “MC Sport Kinesiology,” his coaching program working with the elite golfers in his area and all over the world. Nick is truly one of the golf worlds foremost experts in the concept of soft tissue myofascial work, fascial stretch, mobility, all of these different pieces that you want to implement into your training and workouts to facilitate you moving better in the golf course and on your swing so grab your golf pencil and paper and let’s dive in. Highlights from this Episode Nick and I catch up on his new business venture, The Mobility Caddie, what he’s been doing with online training and how he has been helping his golfers through this turbulent time.His unique spin on the golf fitness world in his work and knowledge on soft tissue myofascial, fasical stretch, and mobility through adding stability and how he maximizes what his clients currently have without adding more stress to the body unnecessarily.What guys need to start implementing more in the mobility work like restoring joint range of motion and what role strength training plays in helping to facilitate that.The correct and incorrect scenarios that people use foam rollers and how it can vary based on intent or what they are trying to accomplish. He walks us through each step of integrating active mobility into a golf swing from the front hip rotation to feeding your nervous system in all three planes of motion. Find out more about Nick and The Mobility Caddie at: Facebook Twitter Instagram MCSportkinesiology.com If you could play golf with three tour players, what would be your foursome?Hideki Matsuyama, Graeme McDowell, Bryson DechambeauWhich golfer would you love to have a beer with?Stevie Williams or Shane Lowry What is your dream vacation course?Anything over in Scotland Episode Sponsor: LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below.
51 minutes | 6 months ago
301: Spencer Tatum: The Systems and Goals Behind Jon Rahm’s Fitness Journey to World #1
This week we’ve got Spencer Tatum from Tatum Human Performance who is a strength and conditioning coach that works with Jon Rahm and other golfers/athletes out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Spencer gives us a behind-the-scenes look into what they did with Jon in the course of the off (COVID) season, what changes he made to his training routine, what all that extra time allowed him to do and focus on. You’re going to get an insight into Jon’s goal setting ideas and how focused he was on putting together a plan and getting his team together for this coming season which obviously has paid many dividends because he has reached the #1 in the world a few times in the past couple of months and playing incredibly. Spencer Tatum’s Background Spencer got his degree in Exercise Physiology at Ohio University and numerous certifications in different disciplines. He has taken this approach to clients at all physical levels, from youth to elite athletes.He firmly believes there is a process to ensure the client reaches goals with a clear pathway. Spencer is now a leader and innovator in the field. He developed a unique niche in the sports world, especially in golf, being named Top 50 Best Golf Fitness Training by Golf Digest and winning a National Championship with the ASU Golf Team.He has been featured on ESPN for his work in the NFL; CBS sports for his training with Jon Rahm; PGA Tour Superstar and numerous other media forms. Highlights from this Episode His thoughts on what golfers will look like in the next 5, 10, and 15 years and how the professional golfer has already started to change before our eyes to adapt on a global level.What the crossover looks like when working with professional and amateur athletes in the same facility and how it affects general morale.How he adapted and took advantage of the impromptu extended off season in his work with John Rahm and how he collaborated with John’s team to work as a unit in training his athleticism.How he focuses on not just the anaerobic aspect of golf but also the importance of the aerobic and para-sympathetic system to balancing the endurance of a round of golf and what that aerobic training looks like.What his work with amateur golfers looks like and what he would tell someone who is looking for more rotation or flexibility in their golf swing. He also talks about using martial arts to work on lower body and upper body sequencing.What Spencer and John’s average week looks like as far as training and performance, and what balancing that with tournaments looks like. He also talks about the benefits and drawbacks of recovery devices and other technology. Parting Questions: Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore? Happy Gilmore What would be your walk-up song? Eye of the Tiger by Survivor If you could play 18 holes with anyone, who would it be and where would you play? Jesus, Socrates, and Bruce Lee at Augusta What does your ideal round look like? No Music, with my buddies (competitions for sure,) riding and fast pace Any last advice? Listen to the pros that Jeff has on Find out more about Spencer and the THP at: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Episode Sponsors SUPERSPEED GOLF: Go to 18STRONG.com/SuperSpeed to get your discount on all SuperSpeed products LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below.
58 minutes | 7 months ago
300: Nick Clearwater: Golf Instruction Myths That Are Holding You Back
That’s right, this is episode 300! Kind of hard to believe we have made it this long and I couldn’t think of a better guest to have on to celebrate the big three double zero than Nick Clearwater; Vice-president of instruction from GolfTEC. Nick is one of those guys that I lean on when it comes to anything related to the golf swing, the way to help golfers play better golf and what they really need to do because if you know anything about GolfTEC, they measure and study every single swing from every single lesson. Nick Clearwater’s Background Nick is the Vice President of Instruction for GOLFTEC. He is responsible for the quality of instruction given during the one million lessons that GOLFTEC’s 700 plus Coaches teach annually. He has been a PGA Tour Credentialed Instructor for the past eleven consecutive years. Highlights from this Episode The biggest problems and challenges that he sees from the high handicap golfers that come to see him and how most amateur/beginner golfers have the same 2 issues to varying degrees and how these should be addressed first before getting into the individual technical tweaks.His background in golf instruction and how it has changed in the last 20 years, how modern technology has evolved golf instruction today and how GolTEC is at the forefront of instruction innovation. The SwingTRU Motion study (which we discussed last time Nick was on in Episode 99) and what they capture and look at, how they started by recording 13,000 swings and has grown to over 100,000 swings to date and is still ever-evolving to become the most comprehensive swing study.The biggest myths he sees online in how to advance your golf swing and the biggest differences he has seen between high handicap players and low handicap players like how low handicap players have a greater range of motion in turning and tilting through their golf swing.What impact fitness programs have on a golfers game and what someone’s intent should be when starting a fitness regiment at the gym specifically for their golf game. Lastly, Nick dives into jumping-off points and where people can start getting a handle on his golf swing tips today. Find out more about Nick and GolfTEC at: Facebook Twitter Youtube Website Episode Sponsors LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below.
59 minutes | 7 months ago
299: 3 Off The Tee: Harry Ewing & Ian St John
This week we’ve got two very special guests coming from across the pond over in Ireland: Harry Ewing and Ian St. John. These two fellow golf podcasts from the 3 Off the Tee Podcast join me to talk everything golf and podcast as well as their journeys to where they are now and how they have gotten so many incredible guests on their show like Podrick Harrington, Lee Westwood, Nick Price just to name a few. Both of these guys have been in the game of golf for a long time as PGA professionals with very different stories on how they were involved and have stayed involved with the game so their podcast remains a way to resurrect their love and passion for the game of golf and continue to contribute and give back to the game. Harry Ewing’s Background At 41 years old, Harry was a PGA Professional 20 years where he went abroad to Portugal in 2003 to the Quinta do Lago Resort.He came back to Ireland in 2005 for Head Pro position and stayed there till end of 2018.Since then h has left the golf industry but remains a Professional and voice on current events and topics in golf.He helped Ian start the podcast idea at the end of 2019, which fully launched Feb 2020. Ian St John’s Background Born in Tramore, Co. Waterford, Ian first picked up a club aged 8 but really started playing aged 12 where he went to play for my Club, County and province at under age level.After graduating from The PGA in 2008, he formed the Ian St John Golf Academy in 2009, which became the largest academy in the southeast and consequently was invited to be part of the Golfing Union of Ireland at county level in 2010.He moved to Dublin in 2014 to take the position as Head Professional at Rush Links Golf Club, in North Dublin and was subsequently appointed Director of Golf in 2015.In 2016, Ian was diagnosed with a spinal tumour (non-Hodgkin Lymphoma) after waking up paralyzed in the hospital. His wife who has MS was 8 months pregnant at the time.Ian has been in remission since end of December 2016 but is paralyzed for life.Founder and Co-host of “3 off the Tee” Podcast, June 2019. Highlights from this Episode Harry and Ian expand on their background as golfers and Ian dives into his past and the injury that brought his golf game to a halt and left him paralyzed overnight. He talks on the different perspective adapting to this change has given him and how he is shaping up to go back to coaching.How they came up with their podcast and got it off the ground and the awesome story behind their amazing first guest Podrick Harrington and being able to interview him at his house.What makes their podcast different and stand out from the other podcasts out there, why they started the podcast, and what information they are trying to get from the incredible guests from their show. They also talk about the biggest lessons they learned from guests on their show and their favorite or most surprising interviews. Parting Questions Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore? Ian – Caddy Shack Harry – Caddy Shack What’s you’re walk up song? Ian – Two Months Off by Underworld Harry – Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi If you could pick anyone to play 18 holes of golf with, who would it be and where would you play? Ian – Major Dick Winters (One of the first guys to land on Normandy on D-Day) at Cruden Bay Harry – My dad at Quinta do Lago Find out more about Ian, Harry, and their podcast 3 Off The Tee at: Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Episode Sponsors SUPERSPEED GOLF: Go to 18STRONG.com/SuperSpeed to get your discount on all SuperSpeed products LINKSOUL: For your 20% discount on LINKSOUL gear, go to 18strong.com/linksoul or click the logo below.
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