Episodes
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...
Published 04/16/24
Published 04/16/24
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...
Published 04/12/24
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...
Published 04/09/24
GS#291 July 26,  2011 Tony Manzoni, discusses his new book "The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever", which is available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle format. Also see exclusive video of Tony giving a lesson on GolfSmarterTV at GolfSmarter.com/tony. This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment at PXG.com/golfsmarter. This episode is brought to you PutterCup. Go to puttercupgolf.com and use code GOLFSMARTER to get 20% off...
Published 04/05/24
941.  Summary: In this conversation, Jim Waldron and Fred Greene discuss various aspects of the short game in golf and dispel some common myths. They emphasize the need for solid contact and distance control in the short game, the role of pivot in generating power, the issue of scooping and Jim provides tips for controlling spin in different conditions. They cover topics such as distance wedges, taking spin off shots, the kinematic sequence, finesse swings, distance control, trajectory...
Published 04/02/24
GS#254 Oct 26,2010 Tony Manzoni (RIP) returned for his second appearance on Golf Smarter by popular demand to provide details on his "Single Pivot Swing" which he believes was Ben Hogan's secret that was never revealed. A PGA instructor since 1965, Tony spent years studying Hogan's swing and breaks down the details in this interview. Since this was a Members’ Only episode, it’s nearly an hour long. This week's episode is brought to you by PXG! Learn more and get free shipping on all equipment...
Published 03/29/24
tmigolf.com/golfsmarter Golf Smarter is very excited to invite you to an exclusive golf adventure to Northern Ireland. July 2-9, 2024. We're going to play five rounds together, including the site of the 2025 Open Championship, Royal Portrush. We've also secured times at the oldest course in Ireland, Royal Belfast. Other courses include Ardglass Golf Club, Royal County Down, and Ballyliffin GC. Golf Smarter listeners get an additional £200 discount from TMI Golf's original price. Want to save...
Published 03/26/24
940: Summary In this episode, Tara Fox discusses her book 'Grounded Golf' and the importance of the mental game in golf. She shares her journey as a golf instructor and how she transitioned from being a player to teaching the game. The conversation covers topics such as the future of golf, the role of visualization, leaving personal issues off the golf course, and Tara's golf travel business, TMI Golf with her husband Alan. Tara also talks about her mental game gurus and the power of energy...
Published 03/26/24
GS#251 This is our initial introduction to the late Tony Manzoni from episode 251 published in October, 2010. It’s also the first weekly episode from our archives we call Mulligans that is now featured on Golf Smarter every Friday. Tony developed the Single Pivot Swing after extensively studying Ben Hogan's swing. Tony was selected by inventor Ted Caldwell as a knowledgable instructor who could explain the value of his new product (2010) called “Shot Watch” which was valuable swing aide that...
Published 03/22/24
939: Dr. Don Greene, a sports psychologist, shares his background in competitive diving and how he transitioned to working with golfers and performing artists. Dr. Greene also discusses his experience working with PGA players and the impact of mental toughness in golf. He highlights the need for perspective and not taking golf too seriously. Overall, Dr. Greene emphasizes the importance of mental toughness and focus in achieving success in sports and performing arts. Dr. Don Greene discusses...
Published 03/19/24
938: Cary Valentine returns with more interviews he conducted for Golf Smarter at this year’s Sony Open in Hawaii. Cary shares his experiences interviewing professional golfers and discusses the barriers he faced this year. The conversation then transitions to the interviews with Aaron Rye and Camilo Villegas. Cary highlights the key takeaways from each interview, including the importance of setting goals and maintaining a peak performance mindset. The episode concludes with a discussion on...
Published 03/12/24
937: Dr. David Spiegel of Stanford University discusses the concept of self-hypnosis and its application to golf. He explains that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis and involves absorption, dissociation, and suggestibility. Self-hypnosis can help golfers achieve a state of flow and focus on the process rather than the outcome. Dr. Spiegel emphasizes the importance of body awareness and the connection between the golfer and the club. He also discusses the use of hypnosis for managing anxiety and...
Published 03/05/24
936: Golf course architect Agustin Piza of pizagolf.com discusses the concept of the Piza effect, which emphasizes the importance of the journey and experience in golf course design. He explains how golfers should approach different types of courses and plan their shots strategically. Piza also introduces the Butterfly Golf design concept, which offers a unique and flexible approach to golf course layout. He discusses the land requirements for a golf course and the interest in his innovative...
Published 02/27/24
935: John Marshall is a Long Drive competitor…in his 70s!!! He shares his journey in long drive competition and his transition to teaching golf. He discusses the importance of consistency and making sound decisions in golf. John also emphasizes the significance of effective practice techniques and the benefits of stack and tilt for the right golfer. He provides insights into injury prevention and the misconceptions about keeping the head down in the golf swing. The conversation covers various...
Published 02/20/24
934: John “Lag” Erickson of AdvancedBallStriking.com returns for his always controversial, always thought provoking thoughts on how and why the changes that the USGA and PGA Tour continue to make are ruining the game for 99% of golfers around the world. He also shares stories about his time playing professional golf with some of the greats. 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...
Published 02/13/24
933: Dr. Greta Anderson returns with her insightful commentary about how golfers of all levels can find ways to stay sharp during the off-season, especially if you live in an area where golf is next to impossible for months at a time. 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 HIMS. Start your free online visit today at HIMS.com/golfsmarter for...
Published 02/06/24
932: Gary Waters is a mindset coach who offers a program called “Live Limitless” that helps individuals develop an empowered mindset and overcome subconscious programming that limits their life and game. Gary knows transformation is possible because of the powerful shifts that have come about in his own life, and the lives of his clients. This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply. Follow...
Published 01/30/24
931: Tim Markison, founder and CEO of Athalonz golf shoes, which has 13 U.S. patents for its unique technology that helps golfers get into optimal athletic positioning (OAP) and generate more power. Athalonz golf shoes are trusted by Bernhard Lander and many of golf’s top long drivers, including Justin James, Ryan Steenberg, Will Hogue, Kyle Berkshire, Justin Moose, and Ryan Reisbeck. Tim grew up in an abusive home. We discuss the foundation he created to prevent child abuse, Interwoven...
Published 01/24/24
930: Scott Fawcett is a self-proclaimed “data nerd” who created the Decade Golf App. The app combines PGA Tour scoring statistics and shot distribution patterns to provide golfers with a strategic plan for every round of golf that includes a range of features, including stat tracking, yardage books, and driving targets to help golfers of all skill levels improve their game. Visit Decade.golf for more. This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a...
Published 01/16/24
929: Gavin Dear of ShotScope returns just before the annual PGA Merchandise Show to discuss the latest developments in their GPS/Rangefinder/wearable technology and performance tracking devices. So many companies provide either hardware or software solutions, but ShotScope has figured out the simplest, most elegant combination of the two that can help every golfer…and their teachers! Check out their latest Pro LX+ with Performance Tracking tags! This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed....
Published 01/09/24
928: JP Parajeckas, a master club fitter with PXG joins us to discuss the importance of getting fit for irons, wedges, drivers, and fairway metal clubs. Whether you’re just starting out or have been playing for years, a custom fit will improve every aspect of your game, and provide you with a clear indication of what's working and what isn't with your swing. Of course he wants to discuss the latest from PXG, one of the most aggressive brands in golf today, and we do touch on why PXG, but the...
Published 01/03/24
927: PGA Tour’s Lucas Glover career exploded this year when he changed to a L.A.B. Golf putter. Adam Scott and now Will Zalatoris are also using L.A.B. Golf putters. And in this episode, L.A.B. Golf CEO Sam Hahn says that there hasn’t been a change in putters in 60 years, until now!! Learn why LAB Golf putters aren’t just different, they’re better. And after waiting a couple years through design and testing, Sam makes an exclusive announcement that their newest putter design, the DF3.0 will...
Published 12/27/23
926: All golf tees are not the same. Usually tees are cupped at the top so that you can set the ball on top and shoot in any direction. But we only hit in one direction when teeing off. Our guest, Dr. Daniel Whalen, an environmental engineer, golfer, and son of an inventor, realized that if you create an open area in the direction you’re hitting the ball, there’s less friction on the ball resulting in longer and straighter tee shots. Reviews from all over the internet have confirmed the...
Published 12/19/23
925: Getting new golf gloves is supposed to be a simple process that happens once or twice per year, right? WRONG! In this conversation with Tour Player Brad Fritsch and his business partner Kerry Moher of RedRoosterGolf.com we’ll hear stories from inside the ropes, how the response to RedRoosterGolf has progressed since we were first introduced, how the advantages of receiving properly fit gloves through their regularly scheduled subscription can enhance your game and your confidence, and...
Published 12/12/23