We help golfers understand what it ACTUALLY takes to get better at golf and perform your best.
Ignore the BS and cut to truth as we talk with leaders in the industry, from professional golfers, coaches, instructors, biomechanists, researchers and more.
Host, Cordie Walker is on a mission to figure out how to improve the way we learn and get better at golf.
Preparing for Q School
Heading into Q School, Tony Ruggiero sits down with Tour Players, Rick Lamb and Emilio Gonzalez, to talk about heading into Q School. Both share how their mentality plays a huge role in the lead up, the process to getting where they are today, what they do to prepare and how it changes as they get closer. They also offer advice to younger golfers they learned from their own mistakes, other golfers and offer an inside look into what it takes to be compete at the optimum level.
Akshay Bhatia: The Journey to Playing Pro at 17
Tony has Tour Player, Akshay Bhatia, on the show this week. Tony shares what really stood out to him about Akshay. They talk about his journey and choices with turning Pro at 17 years old. The uncharted challenges he struggled with and how he’s worked through them the past two years. He talks about the amazing coaches that have helped on the journey, and what he’s learned from playing with some of the greatest in the game: Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm, Bill Haas, Bryson DeChambeau and many more.
Rick Smith's Shares his Greatest Learning Moments
Tony sits down with legendary instructor Rick Smith. With decades of experience coaching the game’s greatest players, this episode is full of wisdom to all players and instructors. Rick shares the greatest lessons he’s learned from his players and experience. They also discuss the art of teaching, current obstacles for competing and the mindset a player needs to be the best.
Unlocking Tour Players' Potential
Coach Adam Schriber, is recognized as one of the top 100 instructors and known as a pioneer of integrating fitness, biomechanical-influenced instruction, and digital technology tools into the game. Adam shares how meeting Mark Verstegen had a significant impact on his philosophies, the ways his approach to coaching Tour Players has changed over time, the new program he’s starting and why “a lot of things that help you to be good hold you back from being great.” Tony and Adam have a candid conversation that's jam-packed of insight. Make sure to listen!
Old School Coaching in a Modern World
This week's episode is a roundtable at the Ocean Reef Retreat with Tony Ruggerio. He's joined by Dr. Scott Lynn, Jackson Koert, Michelle Winkler and a few players. They discuss the benefits of technology, science has brought to coaching alongside of the “old school” principles that will never lose their value. Along with what they see commonly overlooked components in coaching and how there’s a lot more to learn about the variations of anatomy. Amazing episode full of stories and examples for better coaching.
Developmental Coaching: Expanding Your Scope and Creating a Better Future for the Game
Kevin Kirk, PGA Master Professional, 2019 PGA Teacher of the Year and a GOLF Magazine Top 100 Teacher in America is Tony’s guest this week. Kevin attended the 2021 Olympics and has incredible insight from what he saw firsthand. Tony and Kevin also dive into the past, present and future of coaching. From expanding the scope of developing adults, the evolution of a coach’s role, coaching imperatives to what the path forward looks like for golf and the discrepancy of current youth programs to what sport science recommends.
Awesome episode; don't miss out!