Junior Golf Blueprint

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This podcast will provide tips and advice to junior golfers and their parents on how to navigate their junior golf journey. For more information you can visit my website www.mattwaltergolf.com Title Sponsor www.futurechampionsgolf.comSocial MediaTwitter: @mattwalterpgaInstagram: @mattwalterpgaFacebo… read more

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Ep #85 - Will Gordon, Mackenzie Tour Professional Golfer

August 16th, 2019


Hey Everyone,

Today on the podcast we have Will Gordon who is currently playing with full exemption on the Mackzenie Tour in Canada. I know Will from …

Ep #84 - We're back!

August 9th, 2019


Hey Everyone,

Sorry for the break! This summer has been hectic but I'm back and I'm bringing some great guests back to talk more about golf! So stay …

Ep #83 - Ben Crane Challenge

June 5th, 2019


Hey Everyone,

Today's Episode I chat with Mark Bentley who is helping coordinate the Ben Crane Challenge in it's Inaugural year here in Nashville. We also have a clip from Ben Crane himself so be sure to stick around …

Ep #82 - Interview with Coach Whit Turnbow, Dir of TN Golf Foundation

May 17th, 2019


Hey Everyone!

This week's episode we get to listen to Coach Whit Turnbow talk about his experience playing golf, coaching MTSU, and now in his role …

Ep #81 - Interview with Nick Duffy

May 10th, 2019


Nick Duffy is a Golf Digest "Best Young Teachers" and this episode will show you why! Take a listen as we talk about what it's like at a top ranked …

Ep #80 - Updates! NCCA Recruitment changes and Future Champions Golf

May 3rd, 2019


Hey everyone!

Today's podcast I glance over the cliff notes of the recruitment changes. Also, Chris Smeal from Future Champions Golf comes on the …

Ep #79 - Interview with Will Drumright

April 19th, 2019


Will Drumright is a sports psychologist that works along side Dr Rob Bell.  He's worked at the IMG academy where athletes trying to reach the next …

Ep #78 - Winter recap, The 2019 season is here!

April 13th, 2019


Today's episode I bring you guys a recap of our winter and little nuggets I took away from it. We talk some 2019 season prep. Also another great opportunity for me to give you a nugget to go think about. I hope you …

Ep #77 - Interview with Yuki Moriyama

April 5th, 2019


Today's podcast I get to interview one of the top junior golfers in the country, Yuki Moriyama. This episode couldn't be possible without our friends …

Ep #76 - Interview with Steve Sieracki

March 29th, 2019


Today's podcast I interviewed one of Golf Digest's Best Young Golf Teachers, Steve Sieracki. We had a great chat about the programs that he operates …

Ep #75 - Interview with Mike Wilson, TPI

March 22nd, 2019


Today's episode I interviewed Coach Mike Wilson who is a TPI Strength and Conditioning coach. Mike works with Web.com Tour players as well as junior …

Ep #74 - Interview with Dennis Sales

March 15th, 2019


On today's episode I interview one of the top junior coaches in the country Dennis Sales. He has had tremendous success teaching junior golfers. Take …

Ep #73 - Interview with Maggie Simons

March 8th, 2019


This episode of the podcast I talk with Maggie Simons who's the Director of Instruction at The Oregon Golf Club. She picked up shop from Carmel CC on …

Ep #72 - Interview with Matt Liebler

March 1st, 2019


Matt Liebler is the Head Professional at The Princess Anne Country Club. He is doing some amazing things to grow the game for his facility and really …

Ep #71 - Interview with Brandi Jackson

February 22nd, 2019


Today's podcast I had the opportunity to interview Brandi Jackson. She's a recruitment counselor for young ladies that want to play college golf. Man …

Ep #70 - Interview with Seth Merz

February 15th, 2019


Today I had the opportunity to interview my fellow Bulldog Seth Merz.  He's in charge of all things junior golf at Carmel CC. We talked a lot about …

Ep #69 - Interview with Peter Weisel

February 8th, 2019


This episode of the podcast I interviewed Peter Weisel from Hunting Hills CC. He's a young aspiring Teaching Professional like myself. His passion for teaching is evident in this podcast and I hope you enjoy!

If you …

Ep #68 - Interview with Rob Failes

February 1st, 2019


Today's episode of the podcast I interview a great young coach by the name of Rob Failes. He works at Caramel CC under the supervision of Top 100 Jason Sutton. Robbie has a lot of great insights for being such a young …

Ep #67 - Interview with Chris Ardolina

January 25th, 2019


Today's episode I interview fellow Motivo Golf (promo code mattwalterpga) Ambassador Chris Ardolina. Chris teaches out of Wycliffe Golf and Country …

Ep #66 - Interview with Kate Tempesta, Birdie Basics

January 22nd, 2019


Today's podcast I talked with Kate Tempesta, the founder of Birdie Basics. Birdie Basics is a youth program that brings kids of a young age into …

Ep #65 - Interview with Matt Cella

January 18th, 2019


Today I interviewed Matt Cella from the Rob Houlding Performance Golf. They take on and development some of the most elite junior golfers. They have …

Ep #64 - Interview with Henry Stetina

January 15th, 2019


Henry is the Program Coordinator for the New Mexico State University's PGA Golf Management. He is also the Director of Instruction for Red Hawk GC. …

Ep #63 - Interview with Ryan Dailey, Operation 36 Golf

January 11th, 2019


Today's podcast I interviewed Ryan Dailey from Operation 36 Golf. This program has taken a "from the green to the tee" approach. Most people get …

Ep #62 - Interview with Kyle Morris, THE GOLF ROOM

January 7th, 2019


Kyle Morris is the Director of Instruction for The Golf Room in Dublin, Ohio.  He has an amazing teaching center with a star studded group of …

Ep #61 - Interview with Chris Smeal, Future Champions Golf

December 26th, 2018


Today's podcast I interviewed Chris Smeal for Future Champions Golf. Chris coaches world class junior golfers and runs a world class junior golf …

Ep #60 - Interview with Southern States Junior Classics, Jason Nall

December 21st, 2018


Today's podcast we interviewed the Executive Director of the Southern States Junior Classics. Jason took it upon himself to start a junior golf tour …

Ep #59 - Kent Bulle Web.com TOUR Player

December 17th, 2018


This episode of the podcast I had the chance to talk with Kent Bulle. Kent has been chasing it on the professional circuits and is currently on a …

Ep #58 - Interview with Colin Bykowski

December 14th, 2018


Today's episode I chatted with another Canadian Golf Coach, Colin Bykowski. He works with a lot of junior golfers and sets up awesome programs for …

Ep #57 - Interview with Doug Lawrie

November 28th, 2018


Today's podcast I got to interview an elite junior golf coach from Canada, Doug Lawrie. He's the Head Teaching Professional at Credit Valley Golf …

Ep #56 - Interview with Michael Michaelides

November 19th, 2018


Today's podcast I talked with Michael Michaelides. We talked college golf, golf instruction, his big break experience, and his long drives for …

Ep #55 - Interview with Kris Hart, Next Gen Golf

November 9th, 2018


Today's interview was with the CEO and Co-Founder of Next Gen Golf. This is a company who's initiative is to keep junior golfers playing this great …

Ep #54 - Interview with Kynadie Adams

October 30th, 2018


Today's interview was with Kynadie Adams. She is a freshman in high school who has already achieved more with her game than some ever will. Listen …

Ep #53 - Interview with Dr Will Wu

October 25th, 2018


In this episode of the Junior Golf Blueprint I dive into practice plans with Dr. Will Wu. He is becoming known for his ability to develop a practice …

Ep#52 - Interview with Dr. Rob Bell

October 19th, 2018


In this episode the Doc and I go into what it takes to have mental toughness. If you haven't read Doc's books I would strongly recommend checking out …

Ep #51 - Winter Programs and Putting Stats

October 12th, 2018


What are you going to do this winter to make yourself better. Have a listen to what my players are going to be doing this winter and take some ideas home with you!

We also talked putting stats. What's the real …

Ep #50 - What are you doing to be the best??

September 26th, 2018


In this episode I dove into a few articles I found online that I have shared on my social media pages. Now you get to hear my take on the articles!

Ep #49 - Interview with Maurice Allen

September 9th, 2018


Maurice is the 2018 World Long Drive Champion. He hit a 393 yard drive on his final attempt to win the title. He's also a motivational speaker and …

Ep #48 - Interview with AJGA

September 5th, 2018


Today's podcast I talked with the Southeast Regional Director of the AJGA. This organization is one of, if not, the most premier junior golf tours in …

Ep #47 - Interview with Junior Golf Scoreboard

September 4th, 2018


Today's episode I interviewed the founder of the Junior Golf Scoreboard Mac Thayer. He's lived the life of a junior golf parent and knows the journey …

Ep #46 - Interview with Dave Heinen

August 30th, 2018


Today's episode I interviewed one of the top junior golf coaches in the country. He's the owner and main instructor for Kaizen Golf Academy. He's …

Ep #45 - PGA Junior League Playoff Recap

August 13th, 2018


Today's episode I recap the events from our post season play for PGA Junior League. It was a wild week while I balanced PGA Junior League All Stars and a week in Pinehurst for US Kids Worlds.

We also had an incident with …

Ep #44 US Kids Worlds Day 4 - Final Round

August 7th, 2018


This episode is the fourth and final episode of a 4 part series. I will release them as a series of episodes. If you haven't listened to Episode 41, 42, or 43 do so before listening to this podcast!

It will be a journey …

Ep #43 US Kids Worlds Day 3 - Round 2

August 7th, 2018


This episode is the third of a 4 part series. I will release them as a series of episodes. If you haven't listened to Episode 41 or 42 do so before listening to this podcast!

It will be a journey through my trip to US …

Ep #42 - US Kids Worlds Day 2 - Round 1

August 7th, 2018


This episode is the second of a 4 part series. I will release them as a series of episodes. If you haven't listened to Episode 41 do so because it goes into the practice round details.

It will be a journey through my …

Ep #41 - US Kids Worlds Day 1 - Practice Round Prep

August 7th, 2018


This episode along with 42, 43, & 44 will be released as a series of episodes. It will be a journey through my trip to US Kids World Championship …

Ep 40 - Are you doing everything you can to succeed?

July 12th, 2018


This episode I talk about the importance of eating and drinking fluids properly during a round. Plus the effect it can have to the brain if you starve your brain during competition.

I also mention the importance of …

Ep #39 - Interview with Dr Bhrett McCabe

July 6th, 2018


In this podcast I had a good discussion with Dr Bhrett McCabe from The Mindside. Dr. McCabe brings some serious heat for the listeners like he was back on the mound pitching!

We covered topics from his book "The …

Ep #38 - Live playing lesson

June 28th, 2018


Today's I took snippets from my playing lesson with one of my students. We had a lot of fun. Talked different strategy. This podcast might help add a couple of nuggets of course strategy to your arsenal!

Want to say a …

Ep #37 - Expectations, Mental Energy Tank, & Confidence

June 14th, 2018


This episode of the podcast I took a dive down the rabbit hole of mindsets on the golf course. I've had a lot of kids playing in events and have been …

Ep #36 - Interview with James Hong

June 4th, 2018


Today's podcast I had the chance to chat with James Hong. He is a golf coach at Harbor Links GC in Port Washington, NY. He does great things …

Ep #35 Interview with Michelle Holmes

May 29th, 2018


Today's Podcast I had the opportunity to discuss Junior Golf with Michelle Holmes. She is a coach located in Chesapeake, VA. We had a great chat …

Ep #34 Interview with Jeff Smith, PGA

May 22nd, 2018


Forewarning. I did have some tech issues in this episode but we will definitely be having him on again so don’t worry we’ll get it right!

Today’s …

Ep #33 - Interview with U.S. Kids Golf Tour Director

May 17th, 2018


Today's podcast I interviewed Greg Hubbard. He is the U.S. Kids Golf Local Tour Director. We talked about all the great things going on with the U.S. …

Ep # 32 - Interview with Coleman Jones

May 16th, 2018


Today's podcast I interviewed one of my own students Coleman Jones. He is the 2017 TN Junior Am Champion and heading to Belmont University this fall. …

Ep #31 - NCAA rules change & insights for the junior golfer

May 8th, 2018


Today's podcast we talked about NCAA rules changes for recruit. Plus I give some insights for parents and junior golfers on how to develop them into …

Ep #30 - Know the rules of your sport!

May 2nd, 2018


This episode we dive into some ugly truths about playing tournament golf. We need to make sure we know the rules to our sport and that we as the …

Ep #28 - Playing in wind and consistency in short game shots

April 21st, 2018


Today we talked about windy conditions. How to play the shots with different wind directions.

We also talked short game. How to take out inconsistent …

Ep #27 Interview with Super Speed Golf

April 16th, 2018


This episode I talked with Super Speed Golf's Kyle Shay and Mike Napoleon. They are the two gentlemen behind this game changing speed system. They …

Ep #26 - Interview with College Coach about NCAA Rules

April 13th, 2018


Today's episode I chatted with a D1 Women's Golf Coach about NCAA Rules and what to expect when going through recruitment. We talked about …

Ep #25 - Creating an effective game plan

April 11th, 2018


Creating a monthly plan for practice and improving
How to create an effective game plan for practice
Expectations when making a swing change. What to expect how to go through it.
Wrap Up. Quote from the definition for …

Ep #24 - Creating a competitive mindset

April 6th, 2018


Time required to achieve your goals. How much effort does it really take to get to where you are to where you want to be.
Focus and channeling your intent while practicing.
Creating a competitive mindset. Dr Bhrett …

Ep #23 - Prepping for your MAJOR

April 3rd, 2018


Intro. How to prepare for a MAJOR.
How to approach practice rounds. Mapping a golf course. What to look for when laying the course out.
Prepping and …

Ep #22 - Short Game "games"

March 28th, 2018


Short game practice tips. Play against opponent using 2 balls each. Ball closest to the hole gets +2 and ball furthest from the hole gets -2. …

Ep#21 - Playing versus practicing

March 23rd, 2018


Intro. Mindset of driving range versus golf course. How to find a playing swing thought. Persevering through tough shots and holes. How the brain …

Ep #20 - Junior Golf Programs and match play mentalities

March 21st, 2018



We talked match play and how the mentality changes. How to play some mind games with opponents. How it can teach you to be aggressive. What elements you can add to your stroke play game.

We talked about how to …

Ep #19 - Interview with Insta Sensation Zac Radford

March 16th, 2018


Interview with Zac Radford. Late start into golf. Didn’t play college golf. Went from a 10 handicap to a +6 in the course of a year and what he did …

Ep #18 - Be meticulous

March 14th, 2018


Intro. Be meticulous about little things. How a small grip change added 7 mph of clubhead speed. Practicing without a golf ball. How not enough …

Ep #17 - Playing in tough conditions and mindsets

March 12th, 2018


Intro. US Kids Recap. Playing in tough conditions. Golf School recap. Ability to learn. Mindset when taking lessons. Wrap up. Quote.


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Ep #16 - Interview with Junior Golfer Peyton Ogle

March 9th, 2018


We talked about his junior golf journey. Some key things that he does to win. His favorite ways to practice and prepare for events. Highlights of his …

Ep #15 - Interview with Mini Tour Player Payne Denman

March 7th, 2018


Interview in with Payne Denman. 2 Time HS State Champion. Former MTSU Golf Team Member. Mini-Tour Player. Advice playing state champions. Multi sport …

Ep #14 - Comfortable while being uncomfortable

March 5th, 2018


PGA Meeting and getting comfortable while being uncomfortable. Things I saw during the junior tours this weekend. Pace of play tips. Growth mindset versus Fixed mindset from Ted Radio Hour Podcast. Things to say and not …

Ep #13 - What to learn from playing with better players

March 2nd, 2018


When to advance up in Junior Tournaments. Learn from others. Playing with better players. Wrap up quote


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Ep #12 - Getting work done in the off season

February 28th, 2018


Winter training. Ways to regain short game feel. Mental training. Positional training. Quote about change.


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Ep #11 - Handling adversity

February 26th, 2018


Intro, Handling adversity in golf, Stories of losing control, learn to let go of things you can’t control, wrap up, quote “if you can’t change your …

Ep #10 - BioSwing Dynamics and Force Plate Tech

February 23rd, 2018


Intro. Force Plates. BioSwing Dynamics • BiowSwing Intro • BiowSwing and Juniors. Injury prevention and skill acquisition. Intro to Force Plates • Force Plate and pivot types • Why guess when you can measure • Wrap up

Ep #9 - Keeping stats and course management

February 21st, 2018


Intro • Keeping stats from your round • DECADE course management and understanding stats • Junior golf growth and initiatives • US Kids and junior …

Ep #8 - "You wanna talk about practice?!"

February 19th, 2018


Intro • Exaggerations in practice. Commitment • Rewarding practice. Setting up a competitive practice. • Block versus Variable practice • Wrap up. …

Ep #6 - Interview with Ashley Campbell on junior development

February 13th, 2018


Intro • Speed and flexibility in growth spurts • Learning about the body and how muscles work with joints • Building balance and strength as a junior …

Ep #5 - Pitfalls of specialization & when to start lessons

February 12th, 2018


Intro to Ep 5 • Starting with instruction, nurturing desire to play • Understanding the junior golfer’s struggle growing up • Pitfalls of early …

Ep #4 - Setting goals and dealing with expectations

February 10th, 2018


Intro • Dealing with Expectations • Setting goals with expectations in mind • Home work on expectations • Wrap up; Bruce Lee Quote


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Ep #3 - Early stages of college recruitment and eligibility

February 7th, 2018


Intro to recruitment • Recruitment Calendar • National Letter of Intent and eligibility center • Playing Resumes • Wrap up; F.E.A.R. Quote


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Ep #2 - PGA Junior League and Tournament Golf

February 5th, 2018


Intro • PGA Junior League and Learning • Tournaments, Playing, Practice • Before you start recruitment • Wrap Up Inspirational Quote


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Ep #1 - How to get started & Junior Clubfitting

February 3rd, 2018


Introduction #1 • Junior Clubfitting • Getting started • Dominate levels • #1 Wrap up


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