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Fore The Birdies
41 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
SoCal Legend Coach Bob Lasken
So honored to have Bob on to drop some wisdom and share stories from his incredible playing days! Bob won the Callaway Junior World Championship and National High School Championship, was an All-American at UCLA and lead his team to a National Championship, and had over 20 professional wins! Bob has coached so many great players from 2 U.S Junior Am champs, to Kevin Na, Yani Tseng, Lizette Salas, podcast alum Angel Yin, and so many more! He details what it really takes to win and what separates the best from the rest!
40 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Zach Smith's First PGA Tour Start
So excited to have my friend Zach Smith back on to talk about his first PGA Tour start at the Puerto Rico Open! Zach shot 63 to win the Monday Qualifier and gives us a real look at what it's really like out there on the big tour! Zach also finished 5th at the Big Money Classic back in January and breaks down what he has done to have such a successful year thus far.Zach is currently on the Mackenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada) and lives in Scottsdale, AZ. Zach and I were teammates at UC Santa Barbara where he was 3 time First Team All Big-West and qualified for the NCAA Championship as an individual. After graduating, Zach immediately finished 2nd at the 2019 Arizona Open, followed by winning the 2020 Scottsdale Arizona Open!
11 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
PGA Tour Monday Qualifier Matt Wilson
Matt is a pro golfer based out of Orange County, with his most recent achievement being qualifying for the Shriners Hospital Open PGA Tour event after shooting 63 in the Monday Qualifier.Matt played his college golf at Cal State Fullerton where he had a very solid career, capping it off his senior year averaging under par and winning the Big West Individual Championship.Matt details his experience playing in his first PGA Tour event and what he was able to learn about himself and from playing alongside the pros. We discuss his breakout senior year and how he was able to transition into pro golf. He breaks down the main things he works on in his game and how focuses on the long term to stay consistent.
20 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
SoCal Am Champion Turned Pro Joe Fryer
I am very excited to have my friend Joe Fryer on today’s episode! Joe played his college golf at Long Beach State University where had a very solid career, capturing 3 wins and earning First Team All-Conference honors twice. In 2018, Joe won the Southern California Amateur Championship, joining the likes of Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, and many more. Joe turned pro after graduating last year and lives in Arizona playing tournaments all along the west coast. Joe breaks down life as a pro golfer and how he focuses on the big picture to keep improving everyday. He details how he was able to stay so consistent in college and how that is translating into pro golf. We also discuss his win at the So Cal Am and what he learned in his experience there.
24 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Golf Fitness Guru Jentry Barton
Jentry is the Director of Golf Fitness and Mental Game at the South County Golf Academy at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, CA. Jentry and I worked together at the Nike Junior Golf Camps in Pebble Beach, and she has so many great tips to help you level up your game in the gym and on the course! We discuss what tour pros like Bryson are doing in the gym to get their own physical AND mental edge. With that, she explains how personalization is key in building the right workout plan to maximize results. In addition, she breaks down the mental side of the game and how improving your attitude can be main thing to get you over the hump.
52 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Biomechanics Genius Coach Nam Padung
I am very excited to have my great friend Nam Padung on today! Nam is a swing coach who has coached all over from Augusta to Bangkok! Nam and I coached together at the Nike Camps at Pebble Beach and he has all the secret sauce to help get you better! He is an expert in biomechanics and breaks down how important it is in today’s game with guys like Bryson going all in on it. Nam details his journey of being recruited to the IMG academy from Thailand as a junior golfer and working alongside David Leadbetter as a player and a coach. Nam gives some great insight on what makes great players great and how you can break through in your game Nam is also great friends with the legendary George Gankas and fills us in on what it has been like to learn from and work alongside him Check out the full video of this episode on YouTube! Follow Nam on Instagram @Phenamgolf !
31 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
LPGA Tour, Solheim Cup Member Angel Yin
Angel is currently on the LPGA Tour and is known for being one of the longest players out there. She is only 21 years old and has quite a remarkable resume thus far. She represented the U.S at the Solheim Cup in 2017 at just 18 years old and again in 2019, finished 2nd place at the 2019 U.S Women’s Open, and is currently ranked 58th in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. She is super funny, fun, and gives great insight into her game and life on tour.
21 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
U.S Open Recap with J Money Shep
My good friend Justin Sheparovich joins me to breakdown Bryson's stellar performance at the U.S Open and how this event will be a watershed moment in the history of golf.
26 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Former #1 Am In The World, UCLA Stud Turned Pro Lilia Vu
I am very excited to have our special guest Lilia Vu on today! She was the #1 Amateur in the world while playing at UCLA, where she was the 2018 NCAA Player of the Year Award, 3 time All-American, and collected a school record 8 career wins. She has represented the U.S at the Arnold Palmer Cup and Curtis Cup with a 7-0-1 record, and was the low amateur at the 2018 ANA Inspirational. Lilia was a 2019 Rookie on the LPGA Tour and is currently playing on the Symetra Tour.Lilia and I talk about her rise to being the top Amateur in the world and her outstanding college career.She breaks down her daily process and mentality to getting better and giving herself the best chance to win on any day.We discuss her experiences on the LPGA Tour and what she’s been able to learn from playing alongside the best in the world.She also details the transition from college to pro golf and how she has fought through those adversities to rediscover her game.
47 minutes | Aug 22, 2020
Arnold Palmer Cup, UCLA Team Member Kengo Aoshima
Our guest today is Kengo Aoshima, a rising junior on the UCLA Golf Team, after transferring from Wake Forest last Winter. He averaged 70.65 in his freshman year at Wake Forest and earned a spot onto the 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup International Team. Afterwards, he made the cut at a Japan Tour event, the Shigeo Nagashima Invitational, shooting 70-72-72-71 / -3. He just played at the 2020 U.S Amateur at Bandon Dunes and is preparing to make an impact at UCLA! Kengo and I dive into how he transformed his game in his redshirt year and what he learned from legendary coach Jerry Haas at Wake Forest We discuss his opportunity of playing with the best amateurs in the world at the Arnold Palmer Cup and what it meant for him to be selected. We dive into the experiences and lessons he has learned from playing with the pros on the Japan Tour. Kengo also details navigating social media and creating a following in the modern world of golf.
26 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Long Beach State Golfer Clay Seeber
Our guest today is Clay Seeber, who is a current member of the Long Beach State Men’s Golf Team, and has quite the resume thus far: 2016 Rolex Junior All-American2017 Wyndym Cup West Team Member2018 SCPGA Toyota Tour Cup Player of the YearIn this episode, Clay shares his life experiences so far, from practicing and playing alongside many PGA Tour players such as Patrick Cantlay, Brendan Steele, and Luke List, to working with renowned swing coach Jamie Mulligan. We discuss what he has been able to learn from the best of the best and how applies those principles to his daily process. Clay and I also discuss his many injuries through the past couple of years, and how he finds the silver lining in them to keep pushing through the adversities life throws at us.
39 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
2020 Scottsdale Arizona Open Champion Zach Smith
Our guest today is Zach Smith, 2020 Scottsdale Arizona Open Champion, former UC Santa Barbara golfer turned pro, and member of the Mackenzie Tour, aka the PGA Tour Canada. Zach and I were teammates for 4 years at UCSB, where I was able to learn so much from him and watch him grow into the golfer he is today. When we recorded this, Zach had just won the Scottsdale Arizona Open in May, shooting 63-67-62 to win by 3, beating a field with numerous former and current PGA Tour players, including being in the final pairing with current PGA Tour player Joel Dahmen. A couple weeks later, I caddied for Zach at the Southern Dunes Classic, an Outlaw Tour event, where he shot 68-69-66 to finish 2nd. In this episode, Zach and I talk about his life journey and his quest to the PGA Tour. He goes into detail about his experiences on the big stage, what he has learned from playing with current and former PGA Tour Players, and what he believes are the most important things to work on.
28 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
UCLA Stud Turned Pro Hide Yoshihara
I am very thankful to have my good friend Hide Yoshihara on to talk about his life journey from growing up in Japan to being part of a historic golf program at UCLA. Hide was a two time winner in college, two time runner up at the California State Amateur, two time First Team All Pac-12, California State CIF High School Champion, and two time AJGA Junior All American. We expand on topics from the mentality of going deep, preparing for tournaments, to his unique golf swing
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