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Those Weekend Golf Guys

Take a Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher, Jeff Smith ( ( and pair him with an outstanding radio personality and you have the formula for one helluva Golf Talk Radio Show. John Ashton (the show host) has enjoyed success as a morning personality on radio stations from Bangor, Maine to Dallas, Texas. He’s also embarrassed himself on many golf courses in the same locations. John is a hacker, struggling to break 80 (OK, 90) but has a passion and enjoyment of the game, a skewed sense of humor and an outlook that makes this the most entertaining Golf Show around.Jeff Smith, PGA enjoys the innate ability to create word pictures so, even on the radio, his tips and techniques to improve your game are clear, easy to follow and help listeners cut strokes on their very next round.


Bengals great and Emmy award winner SOLOMON WILCOTS, MLB alum MATT WISLER and Fox 26 Houston's NATE GRIFFIN
If you want to laugh, I mean REALLY laugh, this is the episode for you! Nate and Solomon really go toe-to-toe when it comes to condiments on a burger and it gets downright oily when it comes to whether a burger should have mayo! Also, we debate and who should make the Mount Rushmore of Houston sports. George Foreman? JJ Watt? Nolan Ryan? Jeff Bagwell? Warren Moon? Craig Biggio? Earl Campbell? Hakeem? Clyde the Glide? See why there is so much discussion? Then all three face the "Truth or Dare". This is just fun sports talkin’, friend sharin’ bull shootin!
62:13 10/06/2024
Lower Scores By Tomorrow Guaranteed
Join me, John Ashton, and the renowned Jeff Smith, a Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher, as we tackle the mental and physical aspects of improving your golf game. Listen in as we share insights on the vital role discipline plays in transferring lessons from the green to your routine. You'll hear stories of golfers who soared during their sessions only to stumble without continued practice. It's not just about understanding the changes; it's about embedding them into your play with dedication and a practice prescription from your coach. Remember, without the discipline to practice, progress is fleeting. Hone your golf skills with us as we simplify the golf swing for success. We take you from the quirky shops along Tamiami Trail straight to the heart of golf strategy, discussing everything from the importance of a consistent pre-shot routine to overcoming mental barriers that may be impacting your swing. Learn about the psychological edge that can help you achieve a smoother, more successful golf shot, and find out why the correct grip, posture, and clubface alignment are your best friends on the course. You might just be surprised to find that your physical ailments aren't the hindrance you thought they were. Wrapping up, we delve into the art of communication in golf instruction and the power of a solid pre-shot routine. Discover why practice swings aren't just a formality but a critical step towards nailing that perfect shot. With anecdotes and tips from the trenches, we shed light on the common mistakes amateurs make and the ego traps that can sabotage your game. Whether you're looking to improve your bunker shots or navigate the mental game under pressure, this episode is your caddy to a better golf experience. So grab your clubs, and let's get swinging towards a more refined, confident approach to the game we love.
44:51 02/06/2024
Golf Mastery Tips From A Top 100 Teacher
Join us for an engaging episode as we kick things off with a fascinating discussion about golfing in the stunning elevated terrains of Flagstaff, Arizona. We share our experiences with the climate, the scenic mountain views, and the historical charm of Route 66. Listen in as we address common challenges golfers face when constantly searching for new techniques without mastering any. Through insightful stories and practical advice, we emphasize the importance of understanding the real issues behind poor ball flight and maintaining balance in your swing. This chapter is packed with tips that can help you achieve better consistency and performance on the golf course. We also highlight the skill gap between amateur and professional golfers, stressing the importance of continuous practice. The conversation sheds light on the pitfalls of comparing oneself to pros and the influence of golf instructors who promote specific swing philosophies. We round out the episode with valuable insights on the proper use of golf equipment, from training aids to practicing swings without a ball. This episode is a treasure trove of practical advice and engaging discussions that any golf enthusiast will appreciate. Copy
46:09 02/06/2024
Overcoming the Scorecard Mind Trap for a Healthier Golf Experience
Have you ever considered that maybe, just maybe, the secret to lowering your golf score lies not in the latest swing technique, but in the recesses of your mind? Join me, John Ashton, and the wisdom-infused top 100 teacher Jeff Smith, as we unpack a mental game-changer for golf enthusiasts. We're redefining success one par 5 at a time, and trust me, this isn't your average golf chat. We're not just talking birdies and bogeys; we're getting into the nitty-gritty of why par is a professional's game and how the rest of us can find joy in every drive, chip, and putt. Now, let’s swing over to gear talk – the PXG Black Ops Golf Driver. This isn't just another club to add to your bag; it's a tale of transformation that began with my own fitting experience. And as Jeff chimes in from the picturesque Pine Canyon, we don't just marvel at the surroundings; we dissect the PGA Championship, celebrate Bryson DeChambeau's heart, and give John Daly's antics a fairway's worth of discussion. We're peeling back the layers of the pro game to reveal just how those recovery shots and fairway stats stack up. To cap it off, we tackle the mental tees and hazards of improving your game without letting frustration bogey your spirit. We talk handicaps and indexes, but not just the numbers – the pride, the expectation, and the very real dedication needed to swing closer to your potential. So whether you're eyeing that single-digit handicap or just looking to relish your time on the greens, this conversation is about finding your sweet spot in the game, where the love of golf meets the drive to improve. Join us, and let's put the 'play' back into 'play through.
48:19 26/05/2024
Swing, Strike, and Score with Golf's Top Teacher
Have you ever found yourself on the green, questioning every choice you've made leading up to that pivotal putt? John Ashton and the wisdom of Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher Jeff Smith are here to help you navigate the course with confidence. From crafting a practice regimen that actually pays off, to getting the club to move as an extension of your body, we're unveiling the secrets to a more controlled and powerful swing. Beginners and mid-handicap players, take note: this episode is packed with tailored advice to help you refine your game and shave strokes off your scorecard. Let's talk alignment – it's not about holding the club straight, it's about getting that club face to speak the right language to the ball. We tackle the common myths and arm you with practical tips, including the smart use of alignment sticks, to ensure your shots are consistent and your handicap is heading in the right direction. Jeff Smith, with his unparalleled insights, walks us through the intricacies of grip strength and the importance of setting up for success before each shot. It's the details like these that can transform your game from frustrating to formidable. And for those moments when it's all about finesse over force, we've got your short game covered. Discover why an older golfer named "Dirt" became our unlikely hero, and how his exceptional chipping and pitching outshone his peers. This is the episode where we emphasize the unsung heroes of golf – the third shot, bunker play, and those nerve-wracking eight-foot putts. Join us for a round of conversation that promises to improve not just your swing, but your entire approach to the game. Trust us, your scorecard will thank you.
46:07 12/05/2024
Elevating Your Game with the Ultimate Golf Companion App
Listen in as we catch up with Ron Sullivan and explore the latest enhancements of his innovative Pro Tips Golf app, designed to bring golfers the local knowledge they need on the course. Ron details the app's new features, such as live chat, which lets players communicate in real-time, and audio tips from golf pros and general managers that guide shot selection and course navigation. Sharing a personal story, we highlight the difference this kind of insider advice can make, especially when tackling unfamiliar terrain. The app's evolution not only aids in improving gameplay but also cultivates a sense of community among golf enthusiasts. In our discussion, we also look at the broader aspects of enjoying golf, emphasizing the importance of expert advice and how it can be turned into accessible audio clips. These tips come from various golf course personnel and are aimed at enhancing both skill level and pace of play. I share insights into the simple joy of golfing with friends, the setting of personal challenges, and the strategic choice to save your best swings for the game, not practice. Ron Sullivan from Pro Tips Golf joins the conversation, shedding light on how these elements merge to uplift the golfing experience for players of all skill sets. Wrapping up, the conversation shifts to the integral role golf plays in forging and strengthening relationships, using the backdrop of the Myrtle Beach Classic and the famed Kiawah Island's Ocean Course to discuss the game's social and business benefits. From humorous tales on links-style courses to the candid revelation of one's character during a round, we cover the gamut of golf's influence. Top Golf Instructor Jeff Smith chimes in, sharing his expertise on local course knowledge and how it's akin to having a caddy. Whether it's the value of caddies, the anticipation of a new club, or the satisfaction of improving one's skills through expert advice, this episode is a testament to the deep connection between the game of golf and life itself. Copy
46:41 05/05/2024
Swinging into Joy: Balancing Humor, Health, and Custom Golfing Wisdom with John Ashton and Jeff Smith
Ever found yourself chuckling at the audacious claims of a fellow golfer who insists on playing from the back tees, despite their drive barely clearing the ladies' markers? That's the kind of jovial banter you can expect from me, John Ashton, and my sidekick, Jeff Smith, a Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher, as we saunter through tales of local golf glories and the amusing bravado that fuels our beloved sport. From the electric energy of Louisville in Derby season to celebrating a 72-year-old's hole-in-one, our episode is a front-row seat to the passion and peculiarities that make golf more than just a game. As we age, tees aren't the only things we might need to move forward. We wade into the realities of golfing through the years, discussing how drive distances and strength may wane but highlighting how staying fit can keep your swing young at heart. With Jeff's expertise, we peel back the curtain on the marketing smoke and mirrors promising quick fixes and instead, prescribe a hearty dose of exercise as the true elixir for a consistently strong game. Golf mirrors life's challenges, and in this round of conversation, we're your caddies for navigating the course of staying active and enjoying every shot. Wrapping up with sage advice for golfers of all ages, we talk serious shop about the transformative impact of getting the right gear. Whether it's grip sizes that ease the strain on arthritic hands or the perfect club fitting that could turn your bogeys into birdies, Jeff Smith lends his wisdom on how to make your equipment an extension of your own drive to improve. It's not just about playing the game, it's about loving the play—and we're here to ensure you're equipped, quite literally, to do just that. Join us, and let's tee up some knowledge to help you swing with ease and walk the fairways with a little more pep in your step.
47:17 28/04/2024
Cultivating Young Golfers and Addressing Senior Golfer Concerns
Join us on the green as we kick off the season with a swing, sharing a mix of laughter and wisdom in our latest golf-centric discussion. Listen in as I, John Ashton, alongside top 100 teacher Jeff Smith and our special guest, James Hong, share tales from the fairway, including a gripping anecdote about Don Rickles and a mobster that'll have you on the edge of your seat. We chat about the challenges and joys that come with the start of the golf season, from the migration of golfers seeking warmer climates to the surprising observation about senior golfers grappling with the mystery of losing distance on their irons. Plus, get a peek into the luxurious world of high-rise golf simulators that might just revolutionize your practice sessions. For those fostering the next generation of golfers, our conversation navigates the intricacies of junior golf programs. We share insights on how to create an engaging and supportive environment that caters to a child's developmental needs, ensuring they fall in love with the game. From the delicate balance of coaching kids with prior instruction from their parents to strategies for effectively involving parents in the learning process, our talk is a treasure trove of tips for anyone looking to guide young athletes. We also delve into the often overlooked yet critical topic of choosing the right golf equipment for kids, drawing on the humorous yet telling parallels with other sports. Rounding out our tee time talk, we explore the journey of finding the perfect golf instructor for your budding junior golfer. Discover the wealth of resources available, like the US Kids Golf website and Operation 36, that can help parents connect with certified instructors who are not just skilled, but also resonate with their children on a personal level. Tune in for our candid take on this pivotal aspect of golf education, where the right match can spark a lifelong passion for the sport and even see children outplaying their parents on the course. So, whether you're a seasoned golfer or a parent with dreams of your child donning the green jacket, our discussion promises to entertain and enlighten. Grab your clubs, and let's hit the links together!
44:51 21/04/2024
Golf Writer Bob Harig Talks About His New Book On Tiger's Legacy
Bob Harig has written, and still does wrote about golf for Sports Illustrated, ESPN and other fine Gof Publications. Bob wrote a book entitled, "Tiger and Phil' about Tiger Woods and Phile Mickelson. Now he has released a new book entitled, "Drive: The Lasting Legacy of Tiger Woods". Bob spent an hour with us this week talking about Tigers Legacy, how Tiger has inspired other tour players to work out, become stronger athletes. Bob talks about Tiger's work ethic, his practice routines, how he came back from serious injury and some serious personaltragedies. Any fane of Mr. Harig's, fan of Tiger's or simply a fan of golf needs to hear this week's show.
44:51 31/03/2024
Do These Things Now To Get More Distance From Every Club In Your Bag
This week on Those weekend Golf Guys, John Ashton and Jeff Smith discuss the 3 ways that a great teacher can get you to hit every club in your bag farther. You need to check three things: Are You Gripping The Club With Your Natural Arm Hang? Are Your Forearms level? Can You Swing Your Clubhead Between Two Tees Without Hitting Either? There are some concepts and set ups that Jeff describes in this episode that really need some visual accompaniment so we have uploaded the video version of this episode on YouTube at . Keep in mind that this video version has not been edited so you get it all, the in between banter and all the stupid stuff we say to each other. I don’t remember if we swore or not so forgive our language if we did. Also, if you enjoy the “behind the scenes” nature of this video, let us know. Simply email and let us know. If enough enjoyed it we will post video like this every week. Hope you enjoy “The Distance Episode” this week on Those Weekend Golf Guys
45:57 24/03/2024
These Glasses Will Help Your Putting
Not only do we interview the owners of the sunglass line called Popticals, sunglasses specifically designed to make golf easier to play with the glasses on, But John And Jeff also discuss other pieces of gear that will improve your game. We have discussed how important it is that your glove be tacky and not worn out. Well, the same  is true for your grips. How often should you replace the grips on your clubs? Good reasone why they should be replaced and a good idea of how often. Even how to tell if they need to be replaced. All this week on the award winning, Best Golf Sgow of 2024, Those Weekend Golf Guys
45:58 17/03/2024
What Is The Albatross Golf Society?
This week with Those Weekend Golf Guys we have an in depth interview with Corbin Cowan, the creator of the experience all golfers long for with The Albatross Golf Society. Membership in this society allows golfers of all abilities to compete in a tournamant setting that mirrors the competition we watch on TV. The albatross Golf Society holds tournaments for the members at various courses across the country and invites many celebrities to play too. So you can compete in handicapped flights, play for valuable prizes, and rub shoulders with celebrities, athletes and more. Check out the schedule of events and how to join at Coffee, Tea, anything really will taste better from our Those Weekend Golf Guys coffee mug. Only $10! Get yours here Those Weekend Golf Guys Mug - Bleav Shop
44:50 10/03/2024
Practice Like A Champion
John Ashton and Top100 teacher Jeff smith discuss ways to practice all aspects of your game both inside and at the range or at the course. As well as describe some somple practice aids that can be used with a minumum of expense, many of them use items you already have around the house. If lower golf scores are what you are after this season, you can't miss listening to this episode.  
44:51 03/03/2024
Are You Playing With The Right Gear
A few different topics. Jeff describes a couple of the articles you can read in soe forthcoming editions of Golf Magazine. John and Jeff talk about the benefits of getting fit for a new driver even though John's current driver works very well. We discuss why some people get frustrated and leave the game because they find it difficut if not impossobke to improve and that many times the reason is because their equipent does not fit them properly. Did you get yoiur clubs at a yard sale? from a friend? on Facebook Marketplace? They may not ne right for you and that's why you can't get any better. Go get fit professionally. Plus we revisit the Gilligan! Another fun, entertaining and funny edition of Those Weekend Golf Guys
47:00 25/02/2024
If You Use Mulligans You Should Add Using Gilligans For More Fun
The main topic of todays' episode is a few twists to some money (dare we say gambling?) games on the course. Many of us use Milligans. That of course is an official "do over" when we have a bad shot. Prior to Teeing off we will decide how many Mulligans per side each player will get. But now we suggest adding the "Gilligan". That is also a "do over" but a "do over" demanded by one of the others in your group. Let's say you hit the shot of your life. On a Par 5 you stripe a fairway wood and it rolls up on the green. Chance at an eagle putt. But since I am such a good friend and competitor I will say, "WOW! What a great shot man. Now do it again." Yeah, I can call a Gilligan on any shot (however many times we agreed on. Same number as Mulligans). I can make any shot that I thnk might really hurt my chances of winnng the hole null and void. We think this will add a whole new dimension of fun to your next round. Also Jeff expains how to play the game "Wolf" correctly. It's a whole episode on making your next round more fun if not more prfitable  
45:57 18/02/2024
How To Ascertain And Adapt To Green Speeds
Jeff explains to John (and everyone else) how to predict the green speed. Many techniques to use like  simply walk on the green. Is it spongy (slow) or firm (fast)? Is the grass dark or shiny? That tells you if the grass is growing toward you (slower, more friction) or away from you (faster, less friction). Jeff also offers some tips and techniques on how to handle the different speeds once you are able to predict the speed acurately.
45:57 11/02/2024
Jeff Smith Ansers Listeners Question On How To Hit Straight Tee Shots
After an explanation and description on some of the cool new products Jeff saw at this year's PGA Merchandise Show he tackles some listers' qustions. The first was from a man in Florida who is having a halluva time hitting his Tee shots straight. Just like most of us, right? Well, Jeff goes into great detail on how to not only hit it straight but also how to shape a Tee Shot if warranted. This is another great, can't miss it episode of Those weekend Golf Guys that will make you a better golfer by your next round.
46:09 04/02/2024
Teacher Talk From The PGA Merchandise Show
Every year Jeff Smith attends the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. When there Jeff and most of his Top 100 Teacher bretheren visit the booths manyfacturers of the tools they use for better teaching. They also participate in discussions and official learning events during the show. But when the display areas close down for the day, they all retire to Jeff;s Irlando Condo and drink a bit and talk gold some ore. This is a conversation between Jeff and his buddy, Tony Roggerie from the Dew Sweepes Podcast... Enjoy
48:05 28/01/2024
2 Great Teachers On Teaching Kids To Play Golf
Whether you want to teach your child to play golf so he/she can compete in Junior Tournaments, or play in school, maybe get a college scholarship, or just want a companion on your weekly rounds, Jeff and James talk about the various ways to teach kids how to play the game properly. And they also caution parents on how to avoid pushing their children too hard or otherwise screwing up the lessons. For more information on finding a great teacher for your child (or yourself) Have a problem or need some help with your game? Address any questions you might have to and we will have Jeff Smith address the question on the show.
44:53 21/01/2024
Stop Doing These Things On The Golf Course This Season
How obnoxious are you on the golf course? These are the things so many of us do that we hould stop doing so we no longer piss off our playing parners or others on the golf course. For instance: don't be the guy who tell others what they did wrong when a shot goes awry. Dont be the guy who hangs in the cart until after his partner hits to go to his ball and assess the shot and take it.Don't be the guy who talks loudly while others are trying to take the shot. There are a while raft of things we sometomes do that we all should be aware of and try to stop doing this seasin on the golf course.
47:50 14/01/2024
Break 100, 90, 80, or Whatever Your Number Is This Year
Ever been tantalized by the allure of shiny new golf clubs, convinced they hold the power to transform your game? Get ready to shake off that spell as John Ashton, Jeff Smith, and special guest James Hong steer the conversation towards the real game changer in golf – skill honed through quality instruction. We dissect the hype around USGA equipment regulations and offer a fresh perspective on how personal improvement, not just the tools in your bag, leads to a more rewarding experience on the green.Imagine shaving strokes off your score and breaking 90 without reinventing your entire golf swing. In this episode, we lay out the roadmap to success, focusing on practice that's as smart as it is strategic. We'll introduce you to the concept of personal par and share insights on the mental game that will have you selecting clubs with renewed confidence. Plus, we discuss the underestimated art of putting, revealing how a shift in mindset might be all that stands between you and fewer three-putts.Who says the off-season has to stall your progress? We're spilling our favorite indoor training secrets that can keep your swing in top shape from the comfort of your home. You'll learn about inventive practices like chipping pennies onto a sofa and why visualizing success could be your ticket to consistency on the course. As the frost sets in, join us for this engaging session with John, Jeff, and James, and turn the chill of winter into your golf game's unlikely ally.
47:49 07/01/2024
Navigating the Maze of Golf Gifts: Insights and Recommendations
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the golfer in your life? Well, we've got some advice that just might save Santa's day! John and Jeff, your local golf gurus, are here to guide you through a maze of golf gear, dispelling myths and sharing insights on what truly makes a great golfing gift. From top-notch training sessions with a TPI certified instructor to the "Cadillac" of golf balls, we've got the lowdown on what every golfer would love to find under their tree this holiday season. Be prepared for a challenging discussion. The USGA's decision to roll back the ball has caused quite a stir in the industry. We'll tackle this controversy head-on, sharing our predictions on the impact of the decision and the role ball manufacturers are likely to play. No need to worry though, we're confident cooler heads will prevail! Also, get a glimpse into the future of golf instruction and learning, as we share our experiences from the Top 100 Golf Magazine Teacher Conference and tease an upcoming episode featuring Ben Shear, a master of physical training for golf.Finally, as the shopping season heats up, we'll share our thoughts on how brand recognition sways our purchasing decisions in the golf world. Plus, if you're looking to improve your swing or just starting your golf journey, we'll help you navigate the process of finding a reputable golf instructor. Remember, a great teacher can make all the difference! So, join us for this golf-centric episode filled with lively discussions, practical advice, and the spirit of the holiday season. Let's hit the green together!
48:10 17/12/2023
The Great Golf Debate: Is the USGA Losing Touch?
Golf aficionados, brace yourselves for a heated debate! We're tossing the rulebook and questioning the controversial decisions of the United States Golf Association (USGA) that seem to be out of touch with the pulse of the game. From the questionable selection for the Top 100 teachers to the exclusion of Florida State from the college football playoffs, it's a swing and a miss in our opinion. We also can't ignore the stir caused at the Tiger Woods' Hero Open about the use of technology in golf. Hang tight as we take you through the maddening maze of absurd rules and debatable decisions.It's time to call out the elephant in the room - the USGA's perplexing decision to curtail golf ball distance. As PGA professionals, we openly express our discontent and explore the potential fallout. We question the likelihood of bifurcation in rules for professional and amateur players. The ramifications for ball manufacturers and the potential erosion of the USGA's relevance are grave concerns. Adding an extra layer to the conversation, we have Rory McIlroy sharing his thoughts on the issue. In the final act, we scrutinize the looming impact of the USGA's decision on the golfing public. With manufacturers potentially defying regulations by selling non-compliant clubs, we're anticipating a standoff between the USGA and manufacturers. Listen in as we forecast a future dominated by false handicaps due to players using non-compliant equipment. The clock is ticking, and the golfing world is on edge. Prepare to be enlightened, surprised, and perhaps even a little enraged. We're not holding anything back - because we believe the love of the game deserves nothing less.
49:08 10/12/2023
Mastering the Game: Techniques and Insights to Transform Your Golf Skills
What if the key to transforming your golf game was as simple as perfecting your grip? We, John Ashton and Jeff Smith, hit the green to bring you the promising techniques and strategies to give you control over your club and, in effect, your ball flight. In the chillier months, when outdoor golf isn't an option, let us guide you indoors to a rich knowledge base of golfing insights to enhance your game.We don't just stop at club control, we go beyond, journeying into the heart of a successful golf swing. From the foundation of a proper grip to the science of alignment and ball positioning, we explore techniques that can turn your swing into a consistent winner on any course. We also take a deep dive into the brain's role in golf, discussing how focus, balance, posture, and intent can dramatically affect the outcome of your swing.As if that wasn't enough, we reveal secrets of the game that most golfers overlook - the art of mastering short shots on and around the green and reading the green. We discuss different approaches to short shots and the importance of predicting distance. We also touch on how to read the green to improve your chances of sinking the ball. And, believe it or not, we discuss the unexpected benefits of practicing in colder weather. So, join us, take these insights with you on your next round, and transform your golf experience.
48:10 03/12/2023
From Putter Grips to Launch Monitors: Transforming Your Golfing Skills with Data and Technology
What if there was a technique that could shave strokes off your golf game? If that sparks your curiosity, then prepare to swing into a conversation that'll transform how you approach golf. From the picturesque veranda of Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, we're observing golfers' reactions as they round off at the last hole, discussing the new face of golf magazines offering valuable advice from golf pros, and exploring a Japanese putter grip technique that could revolutionize your game.Strap in as we then steer the conversation towards golf swing analysis technology, weighing up the reliability and consistency of the products available for the average golfer against professional-grade models. While the price tags may vary wildly, we'll reveal the importance of understanding the accuracy of the technology you're using. It's a fascinating look at how a deeper understanding of your golf swing could level up your performance on the green.Finally we delve into the world of numbers and data, as we demystify what launch monitor figures really mean. We'll break down the concept of the smash factor, and how it links to clubhead speed and ball speed when you hit the ball. With a focus on club head speed, smash factor, and ball speed, we'll reveal their impact on carry distance - knowledge that could give you that extra edge. So whether you're a beginner keen to learn, or a seasoned player looking to refine your game, this episode is teed up to be an enlightening exploration of all things golf. Tune in and elevate your game.
49:47 19/11/2023
Unleashing Golfing Greatness: Insights from a Baseball Legend
Ever wondered why more golfers are trading their three wood for a five wood? Tune in to our lively discussion where we dissect the differences between the two, and explain why the five wood, with its less demanding club head speed and ball speed requirements, is becoming the new favorite. This switch could be especially beneficial for older golfers, who may find the loft and ease of a five wood more forgiving than a three wood. And if you have an old Callaway's heaven wood gathering dust in your garage, it might be time to give it another shot.Thinking about equipment changes to compensate for a lack of speed? Hold your horses... or should we say, hold your clubs! Before you go splashing cash on new gear, it's essential to understand your physical capability and limitations. We'll share some telling anecdotes about golf buddies, and nasty golf swings and revisit the advantages of switching from a three wood to a five wood. But we're not just about the laughter; we're also about the controversy. The USGA's consideration of golf ball distance limits has sparked a heated debate. Is it fair to take away the fun from the sport? We'll let you decide.Is a lack of swing speed impacting your golf game? We've got you covered. From exercises and training tools to timing your swing and understanding the importance of "body brakes", we'll share practical insights to help you increase your swing speed. And if you're looking to improve your golf distance, we'll explore the importance of getting fitted for clubs, working with a golf teacher, and finding the perfect ball for your game. Join us for an episode that promises to deliver tips, stories, controversy, and, most importantly, a fresh perspective on golf.
49:16 12/11/2023
Unleashing Golfing Greatness: Insights from a Baseball Legend
Imagine stepping up to the plate in a baseball game. Now, imagine teeing off on a golf course. Two different contexts, two different sports, but surprisingly similar strategies. That's what we're unpacking today - the fascinating comparison between baseball and golf, revealing how the anticipation in baseball closely mirrors the precision required in golf. And who better to shed light on this than our upcoming guest, baseball legend Howard Johnson, who'll share his transition from baseball's 90-degree playing field to golf's demanding fairways.We're flipping the switch from bustling baseball stadiums to the sunny golf courses of Florida. Harnessing the subtleties that set golf apart from other sports, we offer game-changing advice that'll help you triumph on the course. From mastering the art of club selection to delivering a smooth swing, we're serving up tips that'll keep you out of the bunker and on the green. No more making excuses for a bad shot; instead, we'll show you how to surprise your opponents and yourself with your improved game.But it's not all about the swing; we're also getting up close and personal with the green. Warning - don't be deceived by its innocuous appearance. Being aware of the green's slope can make or break your score. We're divulging strategies to enhance your feel of the game and eliminate tension. And just when you thought we'd covered it all, we're taking it a step further with techniques to amp up your short game. So, are you ready to elevate your golfing prowess? Tune in and let's tee off to better golf together.
48:48 05/11/2023
From Indiana to Florida: Navigating the Variance in Golf Grasses
Ever wondered how the texture of grass and sand can impact your golf game? Join us on a fascinating exploration across different states from Indiana to Colorado, all the way to sunny South Florida. Follow us as we share first-hand experiences of golfers playing on varied surfaces and the subtle tweaks needed to ace their game. We even delve into an intriguing tale from a podcast titled "Can I tell you about my albatross?" that chronicles an impressive albatross made by a tournament-goer on the 18th hole of a par five.Get ready to harness the power of your golf clubs as we discuss the significance of picking the right one for different conditions. We highlight why it's invaluable to consider the golf course's conditions and the advantages of having multiple wedges for varying types of grass. Discover the importance of selecting the right club based on weight, shaft, and bounce, and what pitfalls to avoid when changing the bounce of a wedge. Whether you're an amateur golfer or a seasoned pro, these insights can drastically improve your gameplay.Lastly, we offer a guide on what to include in your golf bag. Understand the importance of having different grinds and soles on wedges, and why it's vital to have two different bounces for the sandwich and lob wedge. Learn how to adapt to diverse conditions and the benefits of having a club designed for different scenarios. Remember, variety is the spice of golf! Don't forget to check out our Facebook page at for more exciting updates and golfing tips.
48:20 22/10/2023
Acing the Short Game: Golf Tips To Shave Strokes From Your Score
Ready to knock strokes off your golf score ? Join your hosts, John and Jeff, for a thrilling conversation that swings from analyzing the best bait for fishing, to the latest in the AP men's college basketball poll, and onto the rising wave of college golf. Hear about the college golf playoffs on ESPN, and the suspense of the PGA tour card Finals at French Lick near Louisville - it's a sports fan's dream!Are you tired of watching your golf shots soar into the rough rather than nestling close to the pin? Does the thought of a chip shot make your heart race? If you've been struggling with your short game, this is the episode for you! We're going to help you master those chip and putt shots, reveal why a good short game is a game-changer, and offer practical tips to make your iron shots from the fairway and rough seem like a walk in the park. And the best part? You won't need countless hours of practice!If you've ever been baffled by the break of a putt or left scratching your head over the tilt of the pot, then hold onto your golf caps, because we demystify the science of putting. We'll show you how to tell the amount of break a putt will take, guide you in identifying the tilt of the pot, and share the critical role the middle third of the pot plays in influencing the ball's direction. And just when you thought the green held no more secrets, we'll introduce the Aim Point Green Reading Method - a game-changing technique that helps golfers read the green in just 10 seconds! Buckle up, because this episode is a hole-in-one!
48:19 15/10/2023
Revolutionizing Your Golf Game: Understanding and Overcoming Common Misconceptions
Ever wondered why your golf game isn't improving despite following all the common practices? Ever considered that it could be because some of these practices are actually myths that do more harm than good? Join us in this insightful episode where we debunk these myths and give you a fresh perspective on your golf game. We'll tackle everything from the practice of tossing grass to check wind direction to the belief in maintaining a long swath of ground after a wedge shot. You'll discover how these practices can be detrimental to your game. We'll also uncover how simple tweaks to your tee height, attack angle, and loft degree can significantly reduce spin and maximize your distance. Moreover, we'll explain how vital it is to factor in wind when planning your shot and understanding its influence on your golf ball's flight.But that's not all! We'll also take you through how maintaining your head position during a shot might not always be beneficial and how pro players use 'early extension' to their advantage. Plus, we reveal how the right arm angle can drastically improve your golf swing. And, we'll cap off the episode with a special bonus: information on how you can access future episodes without commercial interruptions and have your unique queries addressed by Jeff. So, tune in and get ready to swing your way to a better golf game!
49:09 08/10/2023