golf SMARTER

Fred Greene

A caddy for your brain! The Golf Smarter podcast has been offering sage advice with a sprinkle of humor since 2005 to help you outsmart the course and maybe even your playing partners. Host Fred Greene swings into action with a guest list that reads like a who's who of golf gurus. From PGA professionals, mental coaches, to fitness experts and other experts, each week they cover everything except how to drive the beverage cart. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting to yell "Fore!", this show is your tee time for a smarter approach to more fairways and greens. So tune in, tee up, and prepare to Golf Smarter, not harder! read less
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Golf Is Hard! But It Doesn't Have To Be If You Know What To Fix...with Erik Schjolberg
2d ago
Golf Is Hard! But It Doesn't Have To Be If You Know What To Fix...with Erik Schjolberg
951  Erik Schjolberg shares insights on golf teaching methods, common mistakes, and the mental approach to the game. He emphasizes the importance of external focus, low point issues, and the distinction between practice and play. The conversation also delves into the nuances of golf, the importance of striking the ball well, and the impact of expectations and warm-up sessions on performance. TakeawaysThe importance of external focus in golf and the impact it has on performance.Understanding low point issues and the significance of addressing them for better ball striking.The distinction between practice and play in golf and the mental approach required for each.The impact of misperceptions and the need for a clear understanding of consistency in golf.The significance of getting fitted for clubs and the impact it can have on performance. Equipment issues can impact a golfer's performance and experience on the course.Getting better at golf involves more than just looking at the scorecard; it's about improving the quality of ball striking and making gradual changes.Mindset plays a crucial role in golf performance, and focusing on the process rather than the outcome is essential.The teachings of Tony Manzoni emphasize the importance of striking the ball well and the impact of balance and weight distribution in the golf swing.  ***Summary and Takeaway were AI generated from riverside.fm, our recording platform.You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.    Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!  Request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com. Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).  This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER for 10% off.This week's episode is brought to you by Mint Mobile. For a limited time all Mint Mobile wireless plans are $15 a month when you purchase a 3-month plan. To get this new customer offer and your new 3-month unlimited wireless plan for just $15 bucks a month, go to MINTMOBILE.com/GOLFSMARTER.
A Golf School Like No Other From a Teacher Like No Other - Tony Manzoni (RIP)
6d ago
A Golf School Like No Other From a Teacher Like No Other - Tony Manzoni (RIP)
613 January 30, 2017: Tony Manzoni makes his final appearance on Golf Smarter before he passed away in October the following year. In this episode, he’s here to announce the launch of his new golf school in La Quinta, CA that never got a chance to take off. Tony’s teamed up with two other Palm Springs area legendary coaches, Garry Hopkins and Davey Evans! Tony's book, "The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever" is available on paperback or digitally for Kindle on Amazon. The video he created of the same name is only available on a private YouTube channel. Please write to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com to gain access.You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.Become a Golf Smarter Ambassador by introducing an upcoming episode and receive a choice from these 3 great gifts, including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!*US residents only. Take advantage of this limited time offer! Request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.   Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA). This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off. This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply. This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.
The Compelling Journey to Play America's Top 100 Courses...In One Year!
04-06-2024
The Compelling Journey to Play America's Top 100 Courses...In One Year!
950: Jimmie James shares his compelling new book 'Playing From the Rough: A Personal Journey Through America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses'. It's the story of James' journey to play the top 100 golf courses in the United States in one year, starting with Augusta National. The conversation covers James' experiences at Augusta, his goal to play the top 100 courses, and the challenges and triumphs he faced along the way. James also discusses the contrast between his upbringing in poverty and his experiences at exclusive golf courses, highlighting the progress that has been made in the world of golf. The conversation explores the themes of empathy, progress, and the power of human connection. The conversation also touches on the challenges faced by African-Americans in the past and the progress that has been made. The power of golf as a metaphor for life is discussed, emphasizing the resilience and determination required to overcome obstacles. At the end of the episode, Fred shares an episode from his wife's podcast "In This Story...by Joanne Greene" where she reflects on their recent journey of the Civil Rights Tour in Georgia and Alabama.  TakeawaysJimmy James set a goal to play the top 100 golf courses in the United States in one year, starting with Augusta National.The book 'Playing From the Rough' tells the story of James' journey and contrasts his upbringing in poverty with his experiences at exclusive golf courses.James faced challenges along the way, but through the kindness and generosity of others, he was able to achieve his goal.The book highlights the progress that has been made in the world of golf, but also emphasizes the need for further progress.Empathy and understanding are crucial in building connections and bridging divides. Golf can serve as a metaphor for life, teaching resilience and the ability to overcome challenges.    ***Summary and Takeaway were AI generated from riverside.fm, our recording platform.You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.    Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!  Request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com. Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA). This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER for 10% off. This week's episode is brought to you by Mint Mobile. For a limited time all Mint Mobile wireless plans are $15 a month when you purchase a 3-month plan. To get this new customer offer and your new 3-month unlimited wireless plan for just $15 bucks a month, go to MINTMOBILE.com/GOLFSMARTER.
Pt2- Taking Your Game to a New Level - One Club at a Time with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
31-05-2024
Pt2- Taking Your Game to a New Level - One Club at a Time with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
595 June 6, 2017: Beyond being a great golfer and teacher, Tony Manzoni had so much more to his life than the game. In this conversation we get into an interesting discussion of what it’s like to live in the shadow of a high profile father, then pursuing a career choice in the same field. Examples discussed include Steph Curry and Frank Sinatra Jr. We then continue to discuss taking your game to the next level one club at a time. The focus of the conversation is how many situations require wedges. Tony's book, "The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever" is available on paperback or digitally for Kindle on Amazon. The video he created of the same name is only available on a private YouTube channel. Please write to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com to gain access. You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.   Become a Golf Smarter Ambassador by introducing an upcoming episode and receive a choice from these 3 great gifts, including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes! *US residents only. Take advantage of this limited time offer! Request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com. Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.
Unlocking The Golfer’s Athletic Potential with Proteus featuring Founder Sam Miller
28-05-2024
Unlocking The Golfer’s Athletic Potential with Proteus featuring Founder Sam Miller
949: Summary Our guest is Sam Miller, Founder and CEO of Proteus. Proteus is a fitness technology that specializes in precision fitness, athletic training, and physical therapy services. While primarily a B2B product, Proteus is developing a remote training program for consumers, specifically for golfers. It offers a hardware system with a touchscreen and a library of performance tests. The tests measure multi-planar, rotational, and functional movements to provide targeted, personalized training insights. Proteus also functions as a resistance training tool, providing constant resistance throughout the range of motion. It has been used by athletes in various sports and has shown significant improvements in performance. Proteus is a tool designed to unlock athletic potential and improve performance. It is not just for beach muscles but for athletes of all ages. TakeawaysProteus is a fitness technology that offers precision fitness, athletic training, and physical therapy services.It measures multi-planar, rotational, and functional movements to provide targeted, personalized training insights.Proteus functions as a resistance training tool, providing constant resistance throughout the range of motion.It has been used by athletes in various sports and has shown significant improvements in performance.Proteus is developing a remote training program for consumers, specifically for golfers. Proteus is designed to unlock athletic potential and improve performance.The tool focuses on training along the force-velocity curve, emphasizing power and acceleration.Proteus helps tie individual muscles and isolated movements together into a cohesive movement more efficiently.It is beneficial for both young athletes and the aging population, as power is a biomarker for longevity.The future of Proteus includes widespread adoption and the use of data to deliver diagnostics and automated programming.***Summary and Takeaway were AI generated from riverside.fm, our recording platform.You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.   Become a Golf Smarter Ambassador this month (May 2024) by introducing an upcoming episode and receive ALL 3 of these great gifts, including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!US residents only Take advantage of this limited time offer!Request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code smarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code smarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.
Invitation to Portugal for a Golf Smarter Adventure
24-05-2024
Invitation to Portugal for a Golf Smarter Adventure
tmigolf.com/golfsmarterWe're thrilled to invite you and your partner on an unforgettable Golf Smarter Adventure to Portugal from September 3-15, 2024!Experience the perfect blend of golf, relaxation, and romance as you explore one of Europe's top golfing destinations together. Non-golfers are welcome and encouraged to join us as host Fred Greene and his wife Joanne (non-golfer) will lead the way! It's an ideal opportunity to play on some of the most stunning courses, enjoy luxurious accommodations, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and breathtaking landscapes of Portugal with a loved one. The adventure is nine days, which starts and ends in Lisbon. After 1.5 days of sightseeing in the Capital city, we'll take a 2.5 hour private bus down to the coast to Vilamoura. We'll have lots of laughs, some great golf swag, and you'll even be present for a Golf Smarter recording session!Secure your spot today and be part of this incredible adventure as space is limited to 12 travelers! Deadline to register is July 15, 2024. For more details, download the informational PDF, and to reserve your place, visit tmigolf.com/golfsmarter or write to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com. Prices are listed in English Pounds so that we can get the best exchange rate possible. Not included are roundtrip airfare, caddies, and gratuities. Many forms of payment are accepted. Don't miss this chance to create lasting memories with fellow Golf Smarter listeners.We can't wait to see you in Portugal!
Play Golf At The Next Level! One Club at a Time with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
24-05-2024
Play Golf At The Next Level! One Club at a Time with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
594 May 30, 2017: Tony Manzoni returns to discuss tips, insights, and strategies on how to be more consistent with each golf club in your bag. In this episode we explore improvements with your putter, 8 iron, and lob wedge. We’ve scheduled to have him come back next week to discuss more wedges, long irons, hybrids, fairway metals, and drivers.  You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.   Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes! *US residents only. Take advantage of this limited time offer! Request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com. Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).    This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code smarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code smarter for free shipping on all equipment. This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.
100 Ideas for Creating Your Own Golf Bucket List with Author Jeff Thoreson
21-05-2024
100 Ideas for Creating Your Own Golf Bucket List with Author Jeff Thoreson
948: Summary In this episode Jeff Thoreson discusses his book 'The Golf Bucket List' and shares his experiences and recommendations for golf destinations. He emphasizes that golf is a lifestyle and opens doors for travel and personal introspection. Thoreson's book is not just about the courses to play, but the experiences and emotions that come with them. He highlights the importance of being present and taking in the surroundings when playing iconic courses like St. Andrews and Sawgrass. Thoreson also mentions other notable golf destinations such as Bandon Dunes, Pinehurst, the Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama, and the courses in Northern Michigan. He concludes by discussing the variety of golf experiences available in Florida, Wisconsin, and the Coachella Valley in California.TakeawaysGolf is a lifestyle that opens doors for travel and personal introspection.Playing iconic courses is about the experience and emotions, not just the holes themselves.Notable golf destinations include St. Andrews, Sawgrass, Bandon Dunes, Pinehurst, the Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama, and the courses in Northern Michigan.Florida, Wisconsin, and the Coachella Valley in California offer a variety of golf experiences.Golf travel can be planned independently with the help of the internet and research.***Summary and Takeaway were AI generated from riverside.fm, our recording platform.You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.  Become a Golf Smarter Ambassador this month (May 2024) by introducing an upcoming episode and receive ALL 3 of these great gifts, including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!* US residents only Take advantage of this limited time offer! Request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).    This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code smarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code smarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.
If Tiger Asked Tony Manzoni for Help, What Would He Say?
17-05-2024
If Tiger Asked Tony Manzoni for Help, What Would He Say?
457 October 7, 2014: Tony Manzoni, author of The Lost Fundamental, discusses what's ailing Tiger and what advice he'd give if Tiger called.You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.  Become a Golf Smarter Ambassador this month (May 2024) by introducing an upcoming episode and receive ALL 3 of these great gifts, including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes! * US residents only.  Take advantage of this limited time offer! Request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).    This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code smarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code smarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.
How A Golf Simulator Can Improve Your Game and Lower Your Scores with Igor Vainshtein of GolfTrak.app
14-05-2024
How A Golf Simulator Can Improve Your Game and Lower Your Scores with Igor Vainshtein of GolfTrak.app
947:  Igor Vainshtein, the founder of GolfTrak.app, shares his journey in the golf industry and the future of technology in golf.  Igor talks about the rise of 24-hour golf practice areas and the convergence of technology in the golf industry. He introduces GolfTrak.app, a launch monitor app that uses the cameras on your phone to provide accurate data on ball speed, launch angle, and more. Igor emphasizes the importance of knowing your carry distance and dispersion, and how technology can help golfers improve their game. The conversation with Igor Vainshtein covers the features and benefits of the Golf Track app, which is a golf simulator and launch monitor. Igor discusses how the app uses AI and computer vision to track the ball and provide accurate data. He also highlights the app's ability to improve players' skills and provide a fun and convenient way to practice golf. TakeawaysIgor Vainshtein accidentally entered the golf industry and has been involved for 14 years.24-hour golf practice areas are becoming more popular, allowing golfers to practice at any time.GolfTrak.app is a launch monitor app that uses the cameras on your phone to provide accurate data on ball speed, launch angle, and more.Knowing your carry distance and dispersion is crucial for club selection and improving your game.Technology in golf is rapidly advancing, and it will open up the sport to more people. The Golf Track app uses AI and computer vision to track the ball and provide accurate data.The app offers a convenient and fun way to practice golf and improve skills.Technology, such as AI and improved processing power, is expected to have a significant impact on the golf industry.The industry should listen to the needs and preferences of new and existing golfers to attract and retain players.Different formats and experiences, such as team play and alternative scoring systems, can help make golf more enjoyable and accessible.***Summary and Takeaway were AI generated from riverside.fm, our recording platform.You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.  Become a Golf Smarter Ambassador this month (May 2024) by introducing an upcoming episode and receive ALL 3 of these great gifts, including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes! * US residents only Take advantage of this limited time offer! Request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).    This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code smarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code smarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.
Head at Address. Hitting Behind the Ball, and more from Tony Manzoni (RIP)
10-05-2024
Head at Address. Hitting Behind the Ball, and more from Tony Manzoni (RIP)
GSfMO#456 September 30, 2014 Tony Manzoni joins us for part 1 of an hour long conversation. In this episode we cover common swing mechanics issues experienced by most golfers, like hitting behind the ball, alignment, head position and more. Part 2 starts with Tony wondering what he would say if Tiger called for advice.You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure!  We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter.  Become a Golf Smarter Ambassador this month (May 2024) by introducing an upcoming episode and receive ALL 3 of these great gifts, including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.               • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes! * US residents only Take advantage of this limited time offer! Request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).   This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code golfsmarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code golfsmarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.
Strategies for Overcoming The Push for Perfection on the Golf Course with Paul Salter
07-05-2024
Strategies for Overcoming The Push for Perfection on the Golf Course with Paul Salter
946: This week we speak to Paul Salter, a high-performance mindset coach, about overcoming mental and emotional obstacles in golf. Paul discusses the importance of awareness and curiosity in understanding and managing the mental hazards that can affect performance. Paul suggests strategies such as breathwork, taking space, finding humor, and developing routines to manage emotions and stay focused on the present moment. We also explore the impact of perfectionism and the need to let go of the pursuit of perfection in order to enjoy the game. Paul emphasizes the importance of off-course work and self-reflection in improving mental performance on the golf course. TakeawaysDeveloping awareness and curiosity can help golfers understand and manage the mental hazards that affect their performance.Strategies such as breathwork, taking space, finding humor, and developing routines can help manage emotions and stay focused on the present moment.Letting go of the pursuit of perfection and embracing the process can lead to a more enjoyable and fulfilling golf experience.Off-course work and self-reflection are essential for improving mental performance on the golf course.We also have a second guest this week, my friend John Polachek, to talk about his journey into golf and his passion for writing songs. We hear his latest, called "Golf Song'' which even includes Fred in the music video.***Summary was AI generated from riverside.fm, our recording platform.You're invited to our next Golf Smarter Adventure! We’re going to Portugal September 5-13, 2024! This is a couples trip, so non-golfers are also invited to join Fred and his wife (non-golfer) for 9 days that includes 3 rounds of golf (more if you'd like), exceptional sightseeing, and fun activities.  Learn more and register at tmigolf.com/golfsmarter. Become a Golf Smarter Ambassador this month (May 2024) by introducing an upcoming episode and receive ALL 3 of these great gifts, including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • *A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • *A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!* US residents onlyTake advantage of this limited time offer! Request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).   This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/golfsmarter and use code golfsmarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/golfsmarter, code golfsmarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.
Ben Hogan's Secret Letter and The Lost Fundamental Short Game with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
03-05-2024
Ben Hogan's Secret Letter and The Lost Fundamental Short Game with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
438 & 439: Tony Manzoni, one of the most sought after coaches on the GolfSmarter podcast shares his life long pursuit of Ben Hogan’s secret to his golf swing. Years ago Tony received a letter written in Hogan’s hand that explains his secret to becoming a great ball striker. This is the complete hour long conversation that also covers a detailed discussion on the short game swing and how it differs than the full swing that is discussed in The Lost Fundamental.He also responds to letters asking how the full Lost Fundamental swing is affected by the short game swing.Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).  This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code golfsmarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code golfsmarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Graybar Electric. Graybar is a trusted and leading North American distributor of electrical, communications, data networking, and industrial products that supports projects of ANY industry … construction, hospitals, industrial plants, schooling, and more. To view more information on their services head to graybar.com. Yep, Graybar does that.
How To Quit Golf and Get Your Life Back with author Danny Cahill
30-04-2024
How To Quit Golf and Get Your Life Back with author Danny Cahill
945: Our guest this week is author of a very funny book 'How to Quit Golf and Get Your Life Back' by Danny Cahill.  Danny shares his own obsession with the game, the appeal of country club life, and his humorous perspective on the contradictions of golf, as well as the personal struggles that come with it. The conversation covers topics such as the decline of physical abilities, the impact of technology on the sport, and the challenges of balancing golf with other aspects of life.  We also discuss the unique communication and camaraderie that golf fosters among players, the frustrations and idiosyncrasies of the game, and the financial and time commitments involved. We also touch on the concept of consistency in golf and the compartmentalization of emotions and life issues while on the course. TakeawaysGolf can be a sacred and addictive sport, leading to obsessions and contradictions.Joining a country club can provide a sense of community and family-friendly activities.The decline of physical abilities in golf parallels the decline in other aspects of life.Technology has improved the game of golf, allowing players to hit the ball further.Writing a book requires discipline and trust in the creative process. Golf can be both a source of joy and frustration, with its unique challenges and idiosyncrasies.Playing golf can create a sense of camaraderie and intimacy among players.The financial and time commitments of golf can be significant.Consistency in golf is a myth, as every shot is different and influenced by various factors.Golf can serve as a form of escape and a way to compartmentalize life issues.The book 'How to Quit Golf and Get Your Life Back' by Danny Cahill is recommended for golfers and those in relationships with golfers.***Summary was AI generated from riverside.fm, our recording platform.Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).   This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code smarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code smarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Graybar Electric. Graybar is a trusted and leading North American distributor of electrical, communications, data networking, and industrial products that supports projects of ANY industry … construction, hospitals, industrial plants, schooling, and more. To view more information on their services head to graybar.com. Yep, Graybar does that.
A Good Golfer's Arms Never Pass The Body with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
26-04-2024
A Good Golfer's Arms Never Pass The Body with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
GSfMO#409 November 5, 2013 - Topping the ball? Did someone say you lifted your head? Tony Manzoni gets pretty fired up about these misconceptions that many golfers have about those consistently frustrating errors like throwing the hands away from the body, bringing the club straight back, or rotating the body too quickly. In this Members Only episode, Tony explains why they occur and what to look for in a teacher who understands the mechanics of a swing.This is an invitation for you to join host Fred Greene and other Golf Smarter listeners for a once in a lifetime Golf Smarter Royal Adventure to Northern Ireland! We're playing 5 rounds over 7 days including:     • Royal County Down GC - Ranked as the #1 course in the world!     • Royal Portrush - Host of the 2025 Open Championship!     • Ardglass GC - One of the most beautiful courses you'll ever see!     • Royal Belfast GC - Home to the oldest clubhouse in the world!     • Ballyliffin GC - Recognized as the finest links course in Ireland!Deadline to sign up is May1, 2024. Golf Smarter listeners get an additional £200 off! There's only room for two foursomes, so bring a friend to share a room for greater savings. To learn more and register please visit tmigolf.com/golfsmarter . Price includes golf, 7 nights accommodations, meals and ground transportation. Not included are airfare, gratuities, and caddies. This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code golfsmarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code smarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Graybar Electric. Graybar is a trusted and leading North American distributor of electrical, communications, data networking, and industrial products that supports projects of ANY industry … construction, hospitals, industrial plants, schooling, and more. To view more information on their services head to graybar.com. Yep, Graybar does that. Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”. To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com. Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).
Mastering Bunker Play with Tips & Tricks You Can Use (And Myths to Avoid) with Josh Zander
23-04-2024
Mastering Bunker Play with Tips & Tricks You Can Use (And Myths to Avoid) with Josh Zander
944: Josh Zander returns to share his expertise on bunker play in golf. He emphasizes the misconception that players should hit behind the ball in bunkers, explaining that the low point of the swing should be past the ball. He also discusses the importance of body positioning and creating a steep angle of attack in bunker shots. Josh advises players to assess the lie and adjust their technique accordingly, highlighting the need for different clubs and techniques based on bunker conditions. He also emphasizes the importance of having the right attitude and mindset when approaching bunker shots. Josh and Fred cover topics such as setup, club selection, and shot selection based on the lie and slope of the bunker. They also debunk common myths and provide tips for practicing bunker shots. TakeawaysThe low point of the swing in bunker shots should be past the ball, not behind it.Body positioning and creating a steep angle of attack are crucial in bunker play.Assessing the lie and adjusting technique based on bunker conditions is essential.Having the right attitude and mindset when approaching bunker shots can make a significant difference in performance. Proper setup is crucial for successful bunker shots. For uphill lies, set your shoulders slightly into the slope and keep the handle back. For downhill lies, get your shoulders with the slope and have the handle forward.When playing bunker shots, focus on hitting the sand a few inches behind the ball, rather than trying to hit the ball directly.Fairway bunkers require a different approach than greenside bunkers. Play the ball more forward in your stance, open the club face slightly, and have a shallow angle of attack to get the ball up and out of the bunker.Avoid common myths such as hitting way behind the ball or cutting across the ball in bunker shots. Instead, focus on proper technique and understanding the variables of each bunker shot.Practice bunker shots with variability to prepare for different situations on the course. Challenge yourself with different lies and shot options to become comfortable and confident in bunker play.***Summary was AI generated from riverside.fm, our recording platform.This is our final call for you to join host Fred Greene and other Golf Smarter listeners for a once in a lifetime Golf Smarter Royal Adventure to Northern Ireland! We're playing 5 rounds over 7 days including:     • Royal County Down GC - Ranked as the #1 course in the world!     • Royal Portrush - Host of the 2025 Open Championship!     • Ardglass GC - One of the most beautiful courses you'll ever see!     • Royal Belfast GC - Home to the oldest clubhouse in the world!     • Ballyliffin GC - Recognized as the finest links course in Ireland!Deadline to sign up is May1, 2024. Golf Smarter listeners get an additional £200 off! There's only room for two foursomes, so bring a friend to share a room for greater savings. To learn more and register please visit tmigolf.com/golfsmarter . Price includes golf, 7 nights accommodations, meals and ground transportation. Not included are airfare, gratuities, and caddies.Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).  This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/golfsmarter and use code golfsmarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/golfsmarter, code golfsmarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Graybar Electric. Graybar is a trusted and leading North American distributor of electrical, communications, data networking, and industrial products that supports projects of ANY industry … construction, hospitals, industrial plants, schooling, and more. To view more information on their services head to Graybar.com. Yep, Graybar does that.
Take Ownership of Your Swing. Now Repeat It! with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
19-04-2024
Take Ownership of Your Swing. Now Repeat It! with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
#408 October 29, 2013 - Tony Manzoni is 77 years old and is still shooting par. Lucky for us, he’s also an amazing teacher who has been a listener favorite on GolfSmarter for a long time. Outside of teaching, his instructional book, and DVD, he’s coached the College of the Desert Golf team to 27 Conference championships. His book “The Lost Fundamental - One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever” is available on Amazon. The video is only available through Golf Smarter. Write to golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com to request the private video link. Each have received rave reviews. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation with Tony. We get into more detail on swing mechanics in part 2.This is an invitation for you to join host Fred Greene and other Golf Smarter listeners for a once in a lifetime Golf Smarter Royal Adventure to Northern Ireland! We're playing 5 rounds over 7 days including:     • Royal County Down GC - Ranked as the #1 course in the world!     • Royal Portrush - Host of the 2025 Open Championship!     • Ardglass GC - One of the most beautiful courses you'll ever see!     • Royal Belfast GC - Home to the oldest clubhouse in the world!     • Ballyliffin GC - Recognized as the finest links course in Ireland!Deadline to sign up is May1, 2024. Golf Smarter listeners get an additional £200 off! There's only room for two foursomes, so bring a friend to share a room for greater savings. To learn more and register please visit tmigolf.com/golfsmarter . Price includes golf, 7 nights accommodations, meals and ground transportation. Not included are airfare, gratuities, and caddies. This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/smarter and use code golfsmarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/smarter, code smarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off. Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”. To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).
TV Personality, Writer & Producer Matt Ginella on the Rags To Riches story of L.A.B. Golf
16-04-2024
TV Personality, Writer & Producer Matt Ginella on the Rags To Riches story of L.A.B. Golf
943: Matt Ginella, TV personality from The Golf Channel and The FirePit Collective, discusses his obsession with L.A.B. Golf and his journey to uncover the story behind the company. Matt's interest in L.A.B. Golf was sparked when he witnessed Lucas Glover's success with the putter. He explains how his interviews with Sam and Bill Presse, the inventor of The Revealer, revealed the fascinating history of L.A.B. Golf. Matt also discusses the influence of Vaughn Taylor, Kelly Slater, and Adam Scott in the L.A.B. Golf story. The podcast series is described as an audio book, with each episode weaving together multiple voices to create a compelling narrative arc. This conversation covers a range of topics, including the importance of reporting and authenticity in broadcasting, Kelly Slater's influence on golf, the success of L.A.B. Golf and the importance of tour recognition, the marketing of golf putters and the concept of “letting go of control to gain control”, the transformation of Lucas Glover and the power of never giving up. Fred and Matt also get some quick hits on golf courses in Northern Ireland that will be played on the Golf Smarter Royal Adventure in July. TakeawaysMatt Ginella's obsession with L.A.B. Golf was sparked by Lucas Glover's success with the putter.The podcast series on L.A.B. Golf is like an audio book that weaves together multiple voices to create a compelling narrative arc.The interviews with Sam Han and Bill Press revealed the fascinating history of L.A.B. Golf.The influence of Vaughn Taylor, Kelly Slater, and Adam Scott played a significant role in the L.A.B. Golf story. Authenticity and thorough reporting are essential in broadcasting.Kelly Slater's influence extends beyond surfing and has had an impact on the highest level of golf.Letting go of control can lead to better performance and results in golf and other aspects of life.Lucas Glover's story is a testament to the power of perseverance and never giving up.     ***Summary was AI generated from riverside.fm, our recording platform.This is an invitation for you to join host Fred Greene and other Golf Smarter listeners for a once in a lifetime Golf Smarter Royal Adventure to Northern Ireland! We're playing 5 rounds over 7 days including:     • Royal County Down GC - Ranked as the #1 course in the world!     • Royal Portrush - Host of the 2025 Open Championship!     • Ardglass GC - One of the most beautiful courses you'll ever see!     • Royal Belfast GC - Home to the oldest clubhouse in the world!     • Ballyliffin GC - Recognized as the finest links course in Ireland!Deadline to sign up is May1, 2024. Golf Smarter listeners get an additional £200 off! There's only room for two foursomes, so bring a friend to share a room for greater savings. To learn more and register please visit tmigolf.com/golfsmarter . Price includes golf, 7 nights accommodations, meals and ground transportation. Not included are airfare, gratuities, and caddies.  This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/golfsmarter and use code golfsmarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/golfsmarter, code golfsmarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by PutterCup! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off your order.  And combined with the discount you get with the Pressure Putt Combo, you’ll really save! Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off. Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”. To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.   Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).
Stop Topping The Ball....FOREVER! with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
12-04-2024
Stop Topping The Ball....FOREVER! with Tony Manzoni (RIP)
GSfMO #328 April 10, 2012 Tony Manzoni, author of The Lost Fundamental, and longtime favorite of the GOLF SMARTER audience returns to discuss how weight shift and position can be the root of topping the ball. It's also the key to increased distance. Tony’s book "The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever", is available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle format. This is the first time this episode has been shared publicly as it was originally a Members Only episode. This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/golfsmarter.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off. This is an invitation for you to join host Fred Greene and other Golf Smarter listeners for a once in a lifetime Golf Smarter Royal Adventure to Northern Ireland! We're playing 5 rounds over 7 days including:     • Royal County Down GC - Ranked as the #1 course in the world!     • Royal Portrush - Host of the 2025 Open Championship!     • Ardglass GC - One of the most beautiful courses you'll ever see!     • Royal Belfast GC - Home to the oldest clubhouse in the world!     • Ballyliffin GC - Recognized as the finest links course in Ireland!Deadline to sign up is May1, 2024. Golf Smarter listeners get an additional £200 off! There's only room for two foursomes, so bring a friend to share a room for greater savings. To learn more and register please visit tmigolf.com/golfsmarter . Price includes golf, 7 nights accommodations, meals and ground transportation. Not included are airfare, gratuities, and caddies.   Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.Golf Smarter has been named by goodpods as #5 in their Top 100 All Time Indie Golf podcasts!
The Masters & a Bobby Jones History Lesson Through the Eyes and Heart of His Grandson
09-04-2024
The Masters & a Bobby Jones History Lesson Through the Eyes and Heart of His Grandson
942 Summary Dr. Bob Jones IV returns to discuss the history of golf in Atlanta and the impact of prominent golfers and philanthropists in the city. The conversation then shifts to the legacy of Bobby Jones and situating Jones in his historical context and the intersections between history, athletics, and psychology in understanding his impact. Jones achieved early success in golf, breaking records with hickory shafted clubs and low-compression balls. The conversation also covers the formation of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament. Jones faced a health crisis after World War II, but bore his illness with grace and dignity.TakeawaysAtlanta has a rich history of golf, with prominent golfers and philanthropists contributing to the sport and the community.Amateur golf was highly regarded before the rise of professional golf, and Bobby Jones was a key figure in this era.Arnold Palmer and the advent of television brought significant changes to the sport, increasing its popularity and commercialization.Creating a curriculum on Bobby Jones would require situating him in his historical context and exploring the intersections between history, athletics, and psychology.***Summary was AI generated from riverside.fm, our recording platform.This is an invitation for you to join host Fred Greene and other Golf Smarter listeners for a once in a lifetime Golf Smarter Royal Adventure to Northern Ireland! We're playing 5 rounds over 7 days including:     • Royal County Down GC - Ranked as the #1 course in the world!     • Royal Portrush - Host of the 2025 Open Championship!     • Ardglass GC - One of the most beautiful courses you'll ever see!     • Royal Belfast GC - Home to the oldest clubhouse in the world!     • Ballyliffin GC - Recognized as the finest links course in Ireland!Deadline to sign up is May1, 2024. Golf Smarter listeners get an additional £200 off! There's only room for two foursomes, so bring a friend to share a room for greater savings. To learn more and register please visit tmigolf.com/golfsmarter . Price includes golf, 7 nights accommodations, meals and ground transportation. Not included are airfare, gratuities, and caddies.   This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Game changer has been thrown around so much, it’s lost its meaning. I was impressed with the results of my fitting and think the P X G Driver will be a game changer for me. Check it out for yourself. Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/golfsmarter and use code golfsmarter at checkout. That’s PXG.com/golfsmarter, code golfsmarter for free shipping on all equipment.This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.This week’s episode is also brought to you by Modern Mammals. Go to modernmammals.com and use code GOLFSMARTER (*one word) for 10% off.Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).  Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:        • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.        • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a  large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!        • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”.To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.  Golf Smarter has also been named by goodpods as #5 in their Top 100 All Time Indie Golf podcasts!