Episodes
Dr Mike Grevlos is a professor of Psychology at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. He teaches courses in sport psychology, motivation and emotion, and behavioral neuroscience. He has also served as a motivation and performance coach to golfers and other athletes for over 20 years. In this episode we cover a lot of topics related to the mind and performance, misconceptions Dr Grevlos sees in the golf psychology world, the value of meditation for golfers, how neuroplasticity...
Published 07/21/23
Published 07/21/23
Greg Grosicki, Ph.D., CEP,  is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology and Director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory in Georgia Southern University. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @DrGregGrosicki Greg is extremely interested in how we can alter lifestyle to  positively influence physical capacity as we age. He is also a high level endurance athlete, having completed Ironman Hawaii in 9 hours and 22 mins. I first came across his work reading a...
Published 07/13/23
After a 5 month break, the Fit For Golf Podcast is back, and I hope to bring you more frequent episodes. In today’s episode I talk with Greg Lehman, who is a trained chiropractor, physical therapist, and strength and conditioning coach. Greg is a very keen golfer and has also done some of his research studies in golf.  We talk about the differences and similarities between chiros and physios, common misunderstandings, good vs bad practice, and things to look out for with a practitioner if...
Published 07/03/23
In this episode I am joined by Erik Barzeski. Erik is an excellent golf coach whom I have personally worked with on my own game through video analysis of swings recorded at rage sessions, which were absolutely fantastic. I first learned about Erik after reading the book he co authored, Lowest Score Wins. I reached out to Erik to let him know how impressed I was by the book, and we have stayed in contact since, discussing a wide range of golf improvement related topics. I am always...
Published 01/22/23
Jason Ochart is the guest in this episode. Jason has an extensive background working in baseball, specifically trying to help hitters increase their swing speed. He works for Driveline, a baseball performance training organisation taking the baseball world by storm, and was recently hired by the Boston Red Sox to be their director of hitting and program design. I was very curious to Pick Jason’s brain about the assessment and training of baseball hitters trying to increase swing and see if...
Published 12/28/22
In this episode of the Fit For Golf Podcast I am joined by Adam Young. Adam is a golf coach who specialises in skill development and motor learning. He believes that there is no single best way to swing a golf club, and that providing golfers with appropriate tasks to complete and the correct types of feedback can be a very powerful tool for enabling golfers to self organise a functional technique. Adam’s book The Practice Manual is one of the best books I have ever read, and I’m not...
Published 11/04/22
Alan Aragon is a nutrition researcher and educator with over 30 years of success in the field. He is known as one of the most influential figures in the fitness industry’s movement towards evidence-based information. His notable clients include Stone Cold Steve Austin, Derek Fisher, and Pete Sampras. Alan writes a monthly research review (AARR) providing cutting-edge theoretical and practical information. Alan’s work has been published in popular magazines as well as the peer-reviewed...
Published 10/19/22
In this episode I am joined by Golf Analytics Expert Richie Hunt. Richie works with a number of PGA TOUR players by going deep on their statistics and identifying areas of possible improvement. He tells us about the types of things he looks into, what parts of the game are commonly over and under valued, and some things amateurs can think about in regards to their game. It’s really interesting to get an insight into some of the finer details that Richie studies, and learn from his findings....
Published 10/12/22
In this episode of the Fit For Golf Podcast. I am joined by Dr Rob Gray. Rob is an expert in skill acquisition, which is how we learn and improve at things like hitting golf balls , kicking footballs, or tying our shoe laces. I was delighted to have him as a guest and ask him about the science behind swing changes, and how we can best set up our practice routines to make changes stick. I hope you enjoy the podcast and please let me know if you have any feedback. Just before we get...
Published 08/10/22
In this episode I am joined by Mike Schofield.  Mike did his masters degree research on power development in golfers and his Phd research on the biomechanics and physiology of elite track and field throwers, which has strong relevance for golf.  Mike used to be a very keen golfer, being part of the NZ golf panel as a junior and having a +3 handicap.  He also has experience in speed training for golf, having increased his own club head speed from 110 to 142mph, which we dig into!  Mike’s...
Published 06/08/22
In this episode of the Fit For Golf Podcast. I am joined by Marty Jertson.  Marty is the VP of fitting and performance for PING. He is also an exceptionally good golfer, having qualified for a number of major championships and PGA Tour events.  Marty is genuinely one of my favorite people to talk to, and one of the smartest I know. He has a hugely vast knowledge of a wide range of golf performance variables and has tried his best to implement them into his own game and help others with...
Published 05/10/22
In this episode I am joined by Dr Tyler Standifird, a sports biomechanics PhD. Tyler works as the lead biomechanics researcher for SuperSpeed Golf.  Through the research in his lab Tyler has been trying to figure out how to help us increase club head speed.  He was also very involved in the recent changes to the SuperSpeed Golf Protocols.  If you are interested in club head speed, and speed training, I am sure you will enjoy this episode.  Just before we get started, a reminder that Fit For...
Published 05/02/22
Welcome to episode 31 of the Fit For Golf Podcast. I am joined by world long drive professional Martin Borgmeier. In the past 5 years Martin has increased his club head speed from the mid 120’s to high 150’s, and set a ball speed world record of 231mph. He has a very good understanding of the golf swing, physical training, and how to drive the golf ball further! If you are interested in gaining speed and distance, you will like this episode. Just before we get started, a reminder that...
Published 04/23/22
Welcome Back to the Fit For Golf Podcast.  In this episode I am joined by Ian Fraser of Tour Experience Golf, better known as TXG.  TXG has become very well known around the world for its expertise with golf equipment and fitting.  In this episode with Ian we talk about what amatuers need to know for getting the most out of their equipment and club fitting sessions.  I learned a lot from Ian in this episode and I hope you do too.  If you enjoy the episode please take a couple of...
Published 03/24/22
In this episode I am joined by Dr. Keith Baar to talk about golfers and tennis elbow. Why do these injuries occur, and how can we rehab them? Dr. Baar is a world renowned tendon researcher and has an incredible amount of knowledge that he was kind enough to share. Please note, I have provided video demonstrations of the exercises discussed in a blog post on my website www.fitforgolf.blog.  Just go to the blog section of the website and click on the post labeled “Golfers and Tennis Elbow...
Published 02/27/22
Welcome back to the Fit For Golf Podcast. In this episode I am joined by Dr Sasho Mackenzie. Sasho is regarded by many as the world’s leading golf biomechanics researcher. He works as a consultant for many of the worlds top golf coaches and players. He also has an extensive background as a strength and conditioning coach and plays to a +2 hcp himself.  The main topic of discussion was how wrist angles in the golf swing influence club head speed. We also touched on hand speed, should golfers...
Published 01/26/22
In this episode of the Fit For Golf Podcast I am joined by Justin Parsons.  Justin is a golf coach. His pupils include Louis Oosthuizen, Harris English, Brian Harmon, and Patton Kizzire.  As you can probably guess, Justin is a great golf coach, and he is very interested in how humans can train to perform better.  In this episode we dig into how Justin approaches golf improvement.  He provides many valuable nuggets along the way.  A quick reminder that Fit For Golf has its own App. It is...
Published 12/08/21
In this episode of the Fit For Golf Podcast I am joined by PGA Tour Player Seamus Power. Seamus is currently on an upward trend that few golfers in the world can rival. At the beginning of 2021 he was ranked 434th in the world. Since then he has won his first PGA Tour event, picked up 5 top 10’s and climbed to 70th in the world rankings.  In this episode we discuss how his game has improved so much, and what he plans to do to get even better.  I got to know Seamus in May 2020 when we...
Published 11/30/21
n this episode I am joined by Alex Ehlert.  Alex has a PhD in Human Movement Sciences and is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science.  I got to know Alex through social media. He has done a lot of research on the correlation between different physical strength, power, and mobility measures and club head speed, and posted many helpful graphics.  He recently published a paper in the European Journal Of Sport Science titled: The Correlations Between Physical Correlations and Golf Club Head...
Published 11/04/21
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Published 10/16/21
In this episode of the Fit For Golf Podcast I am joined by Dr Mark Bull.  From bull3d.net : Mark has a PhD in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation science from Birmingham University and is also a fully qualified PGA Professional Mark is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading experts in 3D motion capture and biomechanical analysis. His main areas of interest and continued research are why players move and swing the way they do and what influences the players swing and performance,...
Published 09/16/21
In this episode of the Fit For Golf Podcast I am joined by Dr Andy Galpin. Andy has a Bsc in Exercise Science, Msc in Human Movement Science, and PhD in Human Bioenergetics. He is now a full time professor in Cal State Fullerton, and director of the Center for Sport Performance.  Andy is not just an academic though. He is a high level athlete himself, is a strength and conditioning coach to dozens of professional athletes, and recently became a contributor to TPI for their "Power"...
Published 08/31/21
In this episode of the Fit For Golf Podcast I am joined by Paul Brumley. Paul is a 76 year old golf fanatic who has turned his golf, fitness, and health around in the last 2 and a half years. He has lost 67lbs, overcome serious injuries, and has improved his handicap from 16 to 9.  His story is inspiring and one I felt compelled to share. Just before we get started, a quick reminder that Fit For Golf has its own App. It is currently being used by over 3000 golfers around the world, ranging...
Published 08/17/21