The Myth and Misconceptions of ‘Keep Your Head Down’
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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 topics related to golf, including curving the golf ball, hitting a draw, controlling the club face, the difficulty of replicating pro shots, the difference between amateur and pro golfers, advantages of pro golfers, going on strike from watching golf, the story of Nick Dunlap, and teaching golf online. Takeaways Consistency is key in golf, and it is important to set realistic expectations and enjoy the game.Effective practice requires a solid plan and focus on specific areas of improvement.Stack and tilt can be beneficial for certain golfers, but it is not a one-size-fits-all approach.Understanding the bottom of the swing and maintaining a square clubface can lead to better ball striking.Listening to different perspectives in golf instruction can provide valuable insights and help golfers find what works best for them. Curving the golf ball requires skill and control of the club face.Hitting a draw can be achieved by adjusting the grip and club face rotation.Controlling the club face is crucial in golf.Pro golfers have a significant advantage in terms of skill and equipment.The difference between amateur and pro golfers is substantial.Watching golf can be a source of inspiration and admiration.Teaching golf online is a potential avenue for instructors.* Summary and Takeaways were AI generated from, our recording platform. This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit 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 for your personalized treatment options. Prescriptions require an online consultation with a healthcare provider who will determine if appropriate. Restrictions apply. See for details and important safety information. Subscription required. Price varies based on product and subscription plan. This week’s episode is also brought to you by SEED. Trust your gut with Seed’s DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. Go to and use code 25GOLFSMARTER to get 25% off your first month. 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). Golf Smarter Mulligans is on hiatus until the start of April when we return with our annual Tony Manzoni marathon, including a new episode that was recently discovered that we’ve not shared before. Golf Smarter has been awarded the #1 spot in their list of Top 10 Golf Psychology Podcasts by Check it out at Golf Smarter has also been named by a...
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