Golf Essentials (for Business People)

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If you're into golf and also trying to run a business, then you're a lot like me. I used to play golf for a living, now I run an online marketing agency. I'm documenting my journey, the people, tips, advice, mistakes, and crazy thoughts I hope will help.Here's what I believe about both golf and busi… read more

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How Earning Trust and Attention in One Area Can Cross Pollinate into Other Areas of Biz

September 19th, 2019

6:08

Lot of value in this episode. The fact that some people choose to do business with others with common interests is fascinating to me.

It doesn't matter if you're talking about specific things your target audience is …

Answers to Questions About Building Consistency, Chipping Fixes, Slicing Cures and other stuff

September 17th, 2019

9:30

The Facebook community has been really active lately with tons of Q&A. I've answered everyone's questions in the feed, but here's a quick recap of my findings after over 300 comments and conversations. 

Hope it …

Why Keeping Your "Secret Sauce" Secret is No Longer a Good Strategy

September 15th, 2019

1:29

If you're not winning the battle for attention on the front end of the buying process, you're not even hearing from a huge chunk of potential …

Practice Blueprint - A Putting Challenge with a Driver Reward

September 13th, 2019

4:17

When you're feeling good about those 3-5 footers, the whole world is a better place. 

Today's practice is all about confidence over the "shorties". …

Sharing a Couple Takeaways from my Practice Session Today that Proved Helpful

September 12th, 2019

6:47

I spent about an hour working on the game this morning. 

There were a couple takeaways that I thought I'd share with you. One had to do with short …

Biz Take-Away - Producing Content that Doesn't Suck

September 9th, 2019

10:18

Based on some recent consulting work, we're discussing some tips for writing better content around your business. 

Good news is that there are …

1-Hour Practice Blueprint - Some Range and Some Short Game

September 6th, 2019

4:36

Working on a couple things today, based on the idea that I haven't been out to the course in a few days and want to get back in the swing of things. 

Lesson from the PGA Tour - Finding the Vulnerabilities in your Game

September 4th, 2019

8:04

It's such a fine line on the PGA Tour...just a 1/2 shot per round makes all the difference. 

They're really good at dialing in their weaknesses and bringing up the rear so to speak. Same advice goes for the recreational …

Inside a Marketing Consultation - How to Build a "Content Machine" for Your Brand

September 2nd, 2019

11:03

This is part of a consulting session I had with a prominent golf management company a few weeks back. 

In the 5-hour session, this 8-minute segment …

Quick Life Update

September 2nd, 2019

1:38

Super sorry to have been out of action for past few months. Been in Germany, but playing a ton of golf. 

Plan on a lot more podcast action from me …

Golf Kicks Your Ass Sometimes - Discussion on Handling Bad Rounds Optimally

July 4th, 2019

8:21

I scored terribly (even embarrassingly) in my most recent golf tournament in Leipzig, Germany. Sure, it was a tough course, really windy...but my …

For Kids with Tour Aspirations - Learn to BOMB Your Driver

July 3rd, 2019

7:49

I played a Pro Golf Tour event this week in Leipzig, Germany. The course was designed to basically eliminate anyone who couldn't carry the ball …

Try Squeezing the Hell Out of Your Putter

June 24th, 2019

6:22

A conversation with a good buddy struggling with the yips led to some interesting insights that have helped me with all areas of my game. It started …

How to Maximize Your Marketing Mailing Lists

May 7th, 2019

2:40

So many businesses lack patience in their marketing...trashing their mailing lists with sales pitches. 

Try proper nurturing where you're delivering more value than you're trying to extract. They'll come around when …

Golf Instruction is the Ultimate Gateway Drug in a Considered Buying Process

April 24th, 2019

5:11

Golf courses need to make it cheaper and easier for newcomers to learn the game and meet people at their golf courses. Here's the best way I've found …

Get Your 1/2 Wedge Shot Yardages ASAP

April 18th, 2019

7:27

Learn how far your short shots fly - namely what I call a 9:00 swing for each of your wedges. 

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Stable Putting - Backswing vs. Follow Through

April 18th, 2019

4:10

Most poor putters have short back swings and long follow throughs - try the opposite for more stability through the hitting area.

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Balance - How to Get Better at Golf Quicker

April 8th, 2019

4:15

Balance is a wonderfully simple swing thought that does the following:

1. Forces you to swing within your control

2. Removes many of the other tips …

Witnessing New Member Excitement and Referral Opportunity First Hand

April 5th, 2019

11:38

I was invited to play The Golden Bear Club today here in Orlando. My friend has lived in the community for a couple years now, but only last week …

Your Chance to Talk Golf With Me Directly - Ask Anything You Want

April 4th, 2019

0:48

Super simple...I want to talk with you about your golf game. Ask me whatever you want...

I've only got so much time in a day, but book a time slot as …

Paired Up In Amelia Island - A Fix for Those Short & Right Glancing Blows

April 2nd, 2019

10:26

Got paired up with a great group of people randomly out in Amelia Island. I keep telling myself to do that more often...so much fun to go out and jump in with groups of people you don't know. Almost always works our …

Why Gary Vee's Killer Advice Doesn't Translate to Golf This Time

March 29th, 2019

9:13

Gary Vaynerchuk has the record in my personal book for the highest ratio of total words spoken to me - words I disagreed with. About a million to …

The Challenges of Scaling and Hiring for my Small Business

March 25th, 2019

7:53

Finally found someone that I'm bringing on to begin helping us scale up our Web Design Phoenixmarketing agency. 

Hiring as a small business owner is not without its set of challenges. How do you take time out of an …

Interview with a Golf Course GM: How Access to Real-Time Performance Data Brings Huge Impact to Operations

March 25th, 2019

29:43

In this episode, I'm interviewing David Mayo, the General Manager at Blue Sky Golf Club in Jacksonville, Florida. The club is managed by Hampton …

New Clubs, New Season...How to Get UP to Speed

March 22nd, 2019

7:52

Whether you're testing out new clubs (like I am) or coming out of winter hibernation, it's all about self awareness. You need to learn your own limitations and capabilities. 

One approach I've always taken in both …

How do Your Stats Compare with the PGA Tour?

March 20th, 2019

13:24

Had a great time this weekend playing golf with some old college buddies. We had an intense competition called the Floyd Manny Invitational at the …

Distance Wedges - You Know, Those Shots You HATE

March 17th, 2019

24:28

So many players struggle with those 40, 50, 60-yards wedge shots because they don't have a real plan to pull them off. Usually it's a matter of …

Scramble Advice for Beginners - How to Deliver Value to Your Team

March 16th, 2019

7:00

Charity and company golf tournaments are a blast. They can also be pretty daunting experiences for novice golfers. Maybe you're playing with the …

A Logical Chipping and Pitching Strategy I Bet You Never Thought of Before

March 15th, 2019

4:35

All things remaining equal, try to land your chips and pitches in low areas rather than high areas. This strategy alone will improve your results. …

How to Dial in Your Stock Greenside Bunker Shot

March 14th, 2019

13:07

I get a lot of questions about bunker play. 

The pros make it look so easy. Well, of course they practice a lot, but there are other reasons they get …

How to Fix Yourself Without Relying on a Golf Instructor

March 14th, 2019

11:39

As you play more and more golf, you begin to notice patterns. Maybe shots with certain clubs tend to go higher or lower, or probably curve left or …

A Data-Backed Discussion on Golf Inclusion & Participation with Stuart Lindsay

March 13th, 2019

53:58

Stuart Lindsay has been in technology and data-driven marketing research since the early '80's. He's one of the golf industry's foremost thought …

How to Consistently Work the Ball Left and Right on Purpose

March 12th, 2019

8:58

It's all about club face ladies and gentlemen. The ball almost always goes in the direction that your club face is looking at impact. 

If you miss to the right or slice the ball all the time, you're leaving the club …

Where are the Best Golf "Guy Trip" Locations?

March 10th, 2019

6:16

We've got our annual Floyd Manny Invitational coming up in a few weeks - a college buddy trip. This year, we're heading back to Hilton Head, South …

Bad Boss = Toxic Culture = Get Out of There

March 9th, 2019

13:03

Moral of the story is:

Don't work for an asshole.

The end. 

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Golf Course Owners Forum - How to Market and Sell Golf

March 7th, 2019

45:38

In today's Golf Course Owner and Operator's Forum, we're discussing how to market your golf facility.

I'm leading a discussion on strategies that …

Welcoming the Golf Industry into the Modern Age - Using Data on a Daily Basis to Win

March 5th, 2019

20:29

Data in the golf industry is completely fragmented. There are more than 20 major point of sale systems (think cash registers with accounting …

Giving Without Expectation - Business Strategy with Legs

March 4th, 2019

13:48

At the core, KPI Golf is built around the principle that golf courses serve as the epicenter of the communities in which they reside. The local …

How to Make the Hole Look ENORMOUS When You Start Playing Golf in the Spring

March 2nd, 2019

2:40

Have you been doing your winter putting homework? 

In this episode, I'm just checking in on your northerners to see if you've been putting in the work. A month back I talked about my indoor putting drills and how they …

A Case Study: Free Golf Lessons in Orlando

March 1st, 2019

12:38

Working with a couple different golf courses right now to deploy a test run of free golf lessons as a marketing instrument. The program is part of

19th Hole Topic - My Biggest Golf Disappointment

February 28th, 2019

20:13

After a challenging day like today, I was reminded of a round of golf I played out in Arizona at Pine Canyon Country Club in Flagstaff. Great club. 

Get Your Equipment Dialed In for the Season - Club Fitting Tips

February 27th, 2019

18:21

Our company KPI golf management just signed a vendor partnership deal with Srixon and Cleveland. They're going to be one of our primary equipment …

What it's Like to Feel a "Connected" Golf Swing

February 25th, 2019

11:06

I spent a good 4 hours on the practice range yesterday. I hit a grand total of 0 drivers during that time. 

I spent a lot of time on short game, some putting, pitching, wedge play that became super encouraging. 

For the …

Putting in the Work: An Interview with the Vermont Lumberjacks Hockey Team

February 23rd, 2019

44:17

Great conversation with my old high school hockey coach Jack Lowry today. He's the head coach of the Vermont Lumberjacksin the Eastern Hockey League …

Putting Speed Control Tips When You're Playing Off Campus

February 22nd, 2019

6:24

Here are some thoughts and tips for traveling to other golf courses. It's super important to get the speed of the greens down before you hit the …

John Brown Shares His 85/50 Golf Course Membership Sales Strategy

February 21st, 2019

9:13

The private club model is changing. In the past, exclusivity and privacy was highly touted. Nowadays, younger generations don't look nearly as …

Business Golf: Why You're One Fun Day Away from the Keys to the Castle

February 20th, 2019

7:01

If you're 20 or 30-something and you don't know how to play golf, you're making a huge career mistake. All the old dudes running companies are …

3 Key Takeaways from a Day of Killer Beachside Golf

February 19th, 2019

8:11

My good friend Brendon Elliott with Little Linksters Junior Golf invited my wife and I out to play Hammock Beach Resort today. The day was perfect …

What High School Golf is Like in Maine (and Most Everywhere)

February 18th, 2019

24:45

My old friend Jon Jacques is a longtime high school golf coach in Maine. He shares some thoughts on what he's seen out of his players over the years, …

Surrounding Yourself with Good People - It Matters

February 16th, 2019

4:49

Choose the people that you play golf with carefully. If you like hard core games, putting everything out, or gambling, go for it. If you'd rather …

Swing Thought for the Day: Why 2 Levers are Always Better Than 3

February 15th, 2019

13:41

So I had a great day playing some golf with some clients today at Shingle Creekhere in Orlando. Great golf course, they recently redesigned their …

Ever Seen a 90 Page Request for Proposal (RFP) in Business?

February 14th, 2019

12:23

KPI Golf sent out 2 proposals today for 2 different golf courses. One proposal was a response to a 90-page RFP (request for proposal)! Crazy right? 

How to Aim Your Golf Shots Like Jack Nicklaus

February 10th, 2019

5:29

Whether you're precise with your shot making or not, it's good advice to at least aim precisely. It's the best chance you've got to produce the shot …

Lots of DATA Making My Life Better Today

February 9th, 2019

10:07

So, I had a day full of DATA today...I mean in a good way. 

First, I got myself a Flightscope MEVO to play around with. MEVO is a tiny golf launch …

The Stress is Real for Beginners - FOMU (Fear of Messing Up)

February 8th, 2019

9:28

Beginners always feel super intimidated at the golf course. Everyone seems to be experts. They all know how to dress, hit great shots, and have so …

Golf Course Owners: How to Get Vendors Competing for Your Business

February 7th, 2019

6:29

John Brown is talking with one particular golf course owner about operating expenses. 


It’s common practice to stick with vendors for long periods …

Get Your Short Game Feel Down - The Leap Frog Drill

February 6th, 2019

10:02

I use this drill every time I warm up. 


Super simple. Start with a short chip or pitch shot on the range. On your next shot, try to land the ball on …

Need More Distance & Consistency? Grip it Softly

February 4th, 2019

4:44

It’s human nature to squeeze the club and try to hit the ball harder when you need more distance. 


The problem is that the complete opposite will …

Quit Chasing Your Tail and Give Long-Term Improvement a Chance

February 3rd, 2019

6:43

Lately, I’ve been really simplifying my practice. In my career, whenever I’ve been struggling, I’ve always found that the solutions were far more …

John Brown’s PGA Show Recap - Hampton Connect, Motorcycles and Mini Launch Monitors

February 1st, 2019

25:23

We had a great 2019 PGA Show. 

KPI Golf struck an incredible collaboration deal with MG Orender and Hampton Golf to deliver their new Hampton Connect …

Playing the Canadian PGA Tour & The Infamous Over-Under Rule

February 1st, 2019

11:06

Saw an article about Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler sharing the lead (after the first round) and also sharing a house out in Phoenix this week.

Exactly How Free Golf Lessons Are Helping Golf Courses Win vs. Slumping Demand

January 31st, 2019

25:59

Golf courses are hurting for demand. We’ve gone from 29 million golfers to 21 million since the last market downturn.

We’re losing between 100 and …

Ball Position: Why It Matters and How to Be Consistent

January 30th, 2019

9:07

I get a lot of questions about ball position.

Why is it important? Where do I put the ball for the different clubs in my bag? How do I know if I’m …

Improvement 101 - Own the Fact that You Can't Avoid Putting in the Work

January 28th, 2019

3:51

I believe that casual golfers don’t need to spend money on golf lessons. 

All the information is out there for free - how to stand, hold the club, …

Why Beginners & Casual Golfers Should Never Have to Pay for Golf Lessons

January 26th, 2019

14:13

After 2 months of running this podcast, I've figured out the tie that binds all my messaging together: 

Free Golf Lessons for All Beginners and …

Why Fearing the Opinions of Others is Sabotaging your Golf Game

January 26th, 2019

13:43

I’ve heard a few times from my audience that they feel that my stuff is too advanced for them or that they aren’t good enough to benefit. 

The truth …

Testing Some New Equipment at the PGA Show

January 25th, 2019

6:29

Spent that last couple days running around the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. I had the chance to test out all the new clubs and equipment on the market.

I found some nice surprises…a few club companies really …

Hey Northerners, Are You Putting in the Work?

January 23rd, 2019

2:56

If you're not practicing don't complain about not getting better. 

When I was in high school, I used to hit balls in to a net every day, and head to …

Golf Equipment Primer - My Two Cents on Choosing New Sticks

January 22nd, 2019

17:10

It’s that time of year when lots of people start thinking about building their set for the spring. This episode is about my thoughts on some basics to go with if you’re a relative beginner grabbing some new clubs.

Be …

Sports Injury Prevention & Recovery with Craig Kotilinek

January 21st, 2019

12:33
Preventing Injuries and Recovering 

Flashback to a chat I had with videographer Craig Kotilinek last week about his sports injuries and some remedies that have worked well. 

I've been really luck in my career to avoid …

The Shanks - A Cure for That Enjoyment-Sucking Death Spiral

January 19th, 2019

10:40
The Shanks Suck - But We Can Fix 'Em!

The shanks can come out of nowhere. They’re super scary and often paralyze golfers and suck the enjoyment out …

Prep for the PGA Show in Orlando Next Week & Launching KPI Golf

January 18th, 2019

7:14

Heading to the PGA Show next week. So much to do in preparation for announcing KPI Golf to the world. 

We’re going to be super busy next week meeting …

Yup, The Yips Exist in Other Sports - Like Tennis

January 17th, 2019

20:43
Lots of Sports are Mental

Sidechannel conversation with my good friend and master videographer Craig Kotilinek. Craig's day job is running CSK Creative, a videography and design agency here in Orlando. 

On the side, …

Open International Jr. Golf Swing Contest - Judged by Jack Nicklaus, Francesco Molinari & Others

January 17th, 2019

13:50

World Junior Golf Swing Contest

Brendon Elliott, PGA Member shares the details on his global junior golf swing contest. The panel of judges is …

KPI Golf on Underperforming Golf Courses & Options to Turn Things Around

January 15th, 2019

16:57
Expert Opinions are Cheap

John Brown discusses the options that struggling and underperforming golf courses have. The first big misconception is that …

2 Simple Pre-Swing Tips to Get Out of a Golf Slump - or Winter Hiatus

January 15th, 2019

12:38
Pre-Swing is Better than In-Swing

The quickest wins are in your setup and stance - nothing to do with your swing. Most people focus on "in-swing" …

Tips For Shooting Great Video With What You've Got - CSK Creative's Craig Kotilinek

January 14th, 2019

24:17
CSK Creative Founder Craig Kotilinek

I've known Craig for 8 or 9 years now here in Orlando. He's an extremely talented and accomplished videographer and business operator. CSK Creativeis a video production agency …

The Good, Bad and the Ugly of Golf Course Ownership

January 12th, 2019

16:32

KPI Golf Management owner and business partner John Brown Jr. shares some stories of over 45 years in the golf course ownership and management …

Taking Inventory - How Do I Deliver More Value?

January 12th, 2019

2:48

This episode is all about me asking you how I can be better. I'm loving doing the podcast thing, and I want it to be 100% about bringing value to the …

Guys Trips, A Car Accident & A Simple Swing Key That Worked for Me

January 11th, 2019

8:04

So, some old friends of mine from Maine and from Texas come here to Orlando every winter for a week to play golf and enjoy some sunshine. 

They've …

With Golf Channel's Charlie Rymer Talking Golf, TV, Ribs, Life on Tour & Myrtle Beach

January 9th, 2019

28:28
How Charlie Got into Television

Many don’t realize (myself included) how great a player that Charlie was in his early days. He’s still competing …

Country Club Pitfalls: Golf Management Deals Too Good to Be True

January 9th, 2019

20:01

Country clubs bringing in outside management do so in one of two major ways:

1. They recognize they need help and expertise to help them move forward optimally.

2. A firm offers to inject some capital over time in …

Dominate the Springtime - Winter Drills for Putting, Chipping & Full Swing (Ep.52)

January 8th, 2019

11:53
3 Drills to Get Sharp in the Off-Season

These 3 wintertime exercises helped me big time coming out of the gates in the spring back when I was in high …

Rant: Why Short Sighted Golf Course Operators Suck

January 7th, 2019

7:17
Get Your Business Priorities in Line

I believe that the most successful businesses (golf or non-golf) take care of the most important things …

2 Games To Make Putting Practice More Interesting (and Productive)

January 6th, 2019

8:00
Pull-Back and Safety Pull-Back

These two putting games are incredible in a lot of ways. First of all, they help make putting practice a lot more …

Help For Golfers Who Have Golf Courses They Care About

January 4th, 2019

5:48
Super Thankful - Time to Reflect

Just a regroup on why I'm bothering to deliver this podcast. It's two major reasons, both of which based on stuff …

Drill: 5-Minutes A Day For Consistent Bunker Play and Pitching

January 3rd, 2019

4:13
Draw a Line in the Sand

Super simple pitching and bunker play drill for improving your consistency. It's all about impacting the ball or the ground …

Golf Courses Turning to Tumbleweeds

January 2nd, 2019

10:47
Surviving The Next Round of Closings

Visiting my parents in Southwest Florida this week. Their golf community lost their golf course a couple years …

John Brown of KPI Golf on Humility, Owning Mistakes & Data-Driven Decisions

January 1st, 2019

13:43
There is No “Set and Forget” Strategy

The only way to perform optimally is to stay diligent and continuously prioritize highest impact activities.

Hammer - A Killer Golf Money Game With a Hint of Poker

December 31st, 2018

8:13
A Test of Confidence - Preying on Weaknesses

Hammer has a wonderful way of revealing just how confident you are with your game. It's best played with …

The Simplest Short Game Tip Ever - Better Contact & Distance Control

December 31st, 2018

5:33
Length of Backswing = Length of Shot

Sounds super obvious, but so many players fail to deploy this simple method:

Let the length of your backswing determine the length of the shot

Most players that struggle with short …

What Golf's 2019 Rule Changes Mean for You

December 30th, 2018

16:18
Big Changes for Tournament Players

If you're planning on playing some real competitive golf, moving forward the rules have changed quite a lot. You …

Holding It Together When You're Nervous - Tips From Major Champions (and me)

December 28th, 2018

44:43
What Happens When We're Nervous?

What is it about pressure that causes our body to react so strangely. You may not even be all that nervous about the outcome, and for some reason, you can't swing the same way, your …

How to Play Those Touchy 50-Yard Wedge Shots Without Fear

December 28th, 2018

9:41
Turn a Weakness into a Strength

I used to absolutely fear a 50 yard wedge shot in golf tournaments. I'd do all I could to avoid them. Mostly that …

Fairway Wood Clinic - Basic Tips for Solid Contact

December 26th, 2018

3:09

This clip is from a clinic I did back in Phoenix for some relative beginners about hitting fairways woods. 

A lot of players struggle with this clubs - they're long, unforgiving, and you've got to be dead on to hit …

Deploying Trust and Added Revenue for Golf Courses

December 25th, 2018

8:27
Creative Sources of Revenue

When I go to Germany every summer, the days are very long. The sun rises around 4:00 am and sets around 10:30 pm. Golf …

How to Break Those Mental (and Scoring) Barriers in Golf

December 24th, 2018

4:08
They're Just Numbers

Many of the so-called barriers that we try to reach in golf are simply arbitrary numbers. I get that it sounds cool to say that …

Stymies - The Best Competitive Putting Game Known to Man

December 23rd, 2018

4:46

More Players the Better

Stymies is a vicious competitive putting game that is best played with as many people as you can wrangle up. Find 10 people and you'll have a blast.  

It's a total strokes game played on the …

Gambling on the Golf Course - What's Your Take?

December 22nd, 2018

7:43
How do you Feel About Gambling on the Golf Course?

I'm down for a friendly wager playing golf with some friends, but is there a point where it goes …

Winning vs. The Yips - Tactics for Gaining Putting Confidence

December 22nd, 2018

42:02
Dealing with the Yips

I suspect that there are many more people out there facing the yips than we realize. I hope that this deep dive discussion …

Keynote on Golf Course Marketing for Club Owners

December 20th, 2018

17:35

We're Living in a Bubble

Based on the fact that the economy has been great over the past 9 years, AND we've got a huge wave of Baby Boomers playing …

The Big-Time Advantages of Local Synergies Between Golf Courses - Clustering

December 19th, 2018

18:49

From a Player's Perspective

The advantages for golfers when multiple golf courses team up is obvious. We get more holes to play golf on for our money. 

Disrupting the Online Clothing Retail Industry - Bogeybox Golf Club

December 18th, 2018

17:31

A Revolution in Clothing Retail

Super cool conversation with Nik Bando, Founder & CEO of Bogeybox Golf Club.

So, Nik figured out that he (along …

Private Golf Course Turnaround Case Study - John Brown's Hybrid Solution

December 17th, 2018

22:17

KPI Golf Management’s John Brown discusses a Hilton Head area private golf course that was struggling with membership attrition in the Hilton Head …

Simple Tip for Crisp Contact with Your Chips and Pitches from Tight Lies

December 16th, 2018

5:31

Chipping and Pitching Struggles

Lately I've been struggling a bit with my chipping and pitching. I've felt like it's been a challenge to make clean contact consistently from poor lies and tight lies. Basically, if the …

Know a Golf Instructor Bringing Big Impact? I'm Giving Them a Stage to Share Their Story

December 15th, 2018

6:56

$300/Hr Golf Lessons aren't Helping Anyone

Golf Digest just ran an article on the nation's top golf instructors under 40. I get it that these are the …

A Whole New World for Amputees Playing Golf - Sports Science Solutions & K-Motion

December 14th, 2018

12:36

Bringing Golf Opportunities for Amputees that Never Existed

Sports Science Solutions and K-Motion are teaming up to develop some incredibly helpful …

Hate Bermuda Grass Greens Like Me? 4 Simple Ways to Deal with Grain

December 13th, 2018

11:09

They Don't have Grainy Greens in New England

Where I grew up, our bent grass greens don't have any grain to speak of. I just never thought about the …

Indoors or Outdoors - Here's a Killer Putting Challenge for You

December 12th, 2018

6:49

Finish this Challenge and I'll be Super Impressed.

I learned this drill when I was back in college playing at Florida Southern.

Lee Janzen, former US …

Sir Nick Faldo Elite Swing Clinic on Practice, Swing Sequence & Preparation

December 12th, 2018

49:03

This special swing clinic was part of a private session offered to some elite International Junior Golf Tour players playing at Bella Colina in …

KPI Golf's John Brown Shares Survival Advice for Underperforming Golf Clubs

December 11th, 2018

35:41

Longtime friend John Brown joins us to talk about the business of golf - namely golf courses and their survival.

We tap into his 40+ years of golf …

Nick Faldo Wedge Play Clinic - Benchmarking Distances & Tournament Preparation

December 10th, 2018

12:03

A Golf Clinic for Elite Junior Players

This clip is part of a private clinic that was conducted for 1 hour and 20 minutes for elite junior golfers.

I …

Hit Hooks and Slices on Purpose - Tips for Calibrating the Curve

December 9th, 2018

11:48

Do it in Practice Before Bringing it to the Golf Course

We know that opening the club face will yield a slice, and closing the face will hook the …

Simple Science of Optimal Athletic Performance - Casey Cox of Sports Science Solutions

December 7th, 2018

36:23

Data-Driven Decisions in Athletics

Today, I'm talking with Casey Cox at Sports Science Solutions about the absolute cutting edge of using biomechanics …

Why You Need to Ask Your Instructor for the Shortest Golf Lessons Possible

December 7th, 2018

10:31

I Believe that Traditional Golf Lessons are Best for the Instructor, not the Student.

Learning to play golf is a lot like learning a language. …

The Putting Yips - One Rainy Day from Quitting Golf

December 6th, 2018

4:56

My Parents are the Best Humans in the World

This is a segment of a keynote presentation I did at Golf Academy of America in Orlando. I talk about a …

Playing in a Scramble Golf Tournament? How to be a Kickass Teammate

December 4th, 2018

6:40

Scrambles are a Whole Different Animal - You Can Cheat! 

So, I'm teeing it up in a scramble golf tournament tomorrow. I wanted to share some thoughts, …

Sidehill Lies – Why Your Strategy is Probably Only Half True

December 4th, 2018

7:03

Big-Time Misconceptions about Sidehill Lies
After you’ve been playing golf for some time, you’re bound to hear this rule of thumb:

If the ball is below …

1-Hour Golf Practice Blueprint - Stay Connected, Trajectory Work, Bunkers & Putting

December 3rd, 2018

11:08

Look for Feedback Every Time You Practice

Here's your hour of practice broken down for you.

We're starting off on the range with a great drill to help your arms stay connected with your body as you rotate. We run into a …

The Business Case for Free Golf Lessons | Keynote at Golf Academy of America

December 2nd, 2018

1:13:33

One of my strongest presentations to date. Lots of continuing dialogue and positive feedback from the audience on this one...Here's my keynote speech …

Bunker Play Basics - How to Develop Your Stock Sand Shot

December 1st, 2018

12:59

This episode is all about bunker play. In basic terms, we handle bunker shots a lot like pitch shots, but there are a few important variables we'll need to learn to account for.

First, everything is determined by the …

1-Hour Practice Blueprint - Putting Challenge, Up & Downs & Setup

November 30th, 2018

11:07

Here's your 1-hour practice blueprint for the day. The goal is to make best use of the limited time you have at the course. Here's what we're doing:

1. Ladder Drill (15 mins) - Short and mid-length putting with …

Q&A - Tough Lies, Tournament Nerves and Making the Most of Winter Off Season

November 29th, 2018

24:28

Today we hear from Carson in Rochester, New York. He's a 13-year old who's been playing golf for a couple years. As he's moving into junior …

Take Better Photos with your Phone - Tips from Golf Photographer Cy Cyr

November 28th, 2018

21:39

Cy Cyr has arguably become one of the world's top golf photographers...and we've know each other since we were 5 living in Maine. I wanted to know …

Do You Fear Those Half Wedge Shots? Don't.

November 27th, 2018

25:25

This wedge play technique changed my golf life.

I was able to turn an absolute fear of 30, 50, 60 yard wedge shots into a strength of my game. These …

Getting Your Kids Into Golf - Chat with National PGA Award Winner Brendon Elliott

November 26th, 2018

19:42

Anyone looking to get their kids into golf, this episode is for you. We're talking with Brendon R. Elliott, PGA founder of Little Linksters …

Improve Chipping and Pitching Without Any Practice - Troughs and Hills Matter

November 25th, 2018

4:24

I learned this concept from the great Dave Pelz - Better shot selection in terms of where you’re choosing to land the ball will improve your chances of success. Always try to land pitch shots into troughs and avoid …

How far do I stand from the golf ball?

November 24th, 2018

4:49

Probably the most common question that I haven't gotten to yet. Here's an easy way to think about your golf swing setup and how far from the ball you …

Weekly Practice Blueprint - Full Swing, Wedges and Putting Drills

November 23rd, 2018

11:58

Here's your hour of practice time broken down into drills and an approach that I think will be super helpful for your game. We're mixing it up with …

Pounding Driver 101 - A Simple Beginner's Checklist for the LONG BALL

November 22nd, 2018

9:30

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Here's what you need to know about driving the ball like a champ. There are some tendencies that we all fall into that'll sabotage our chances for success. An easy pre-swing checklist …

Save Money on Lessons - Learn to Read Your Shots and Fix Yourself

November 21st, 2018

11:28

Physics don't lie. The ball goes where it goes for a reason. In this episode, we're reverse engineering impact and how the ball behaves. Where does it start? Is is curving? Are your misses mostly right or left? What do …

Quick Win for Slicers - Deep Dive into Controlling the Clubface at Impact

November 21st, 2018

10:53

There are only 2 factors that determine the direction that the golf ball flies - swing path and club face angle. For most full shots, where the club …

Golf's 15-Year "Land Grab" - Why Millennials and Gen-Xers Need to Tee It Up

November 21st, 2018

6:35

If you're thinking of about playing golf, or investing some energy into getting better...especially as a 20 or 30-something, I'm gonna try to …

Golf Essentials - Daily Insights for Weekend Warriors

November 21st, 2018

3:50

Golf Essentials is Casey Bourque's way of meeting you where you are with a "tell it like it is" methodology for feeling better about playing golf - …

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