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Health. Purpose. Gratitude.

AOG Austin Harrington

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 46 Ratings

AOG is a platform designed to bring light to the world by sharing information and unique personal experiences. No judgement, no agenda, no BS — just positive energy.

Health. Purpose. Gratitude.

    29. Michael Hebron PGA - A Life of Learning

    29. Michael Hebron PGA - A Life of Learning

    Michael Hebron is a long time PGA professional, and one of the most influential instructors in the game of golf.

    In this episode we discuss learning, instruction, mindset, and golf.



    0:04:20 "Better doesn't exist": Michael's unique approach to learning and progress

    0:16:02 Be PLAY-ful: Cultivating the growth mindset to make significant improvement

    0:20:59 Training the tool: Understanding the rules of the golf club

    0:26:20 Mind the GAP: Eliminating expectations to improve performance

    0:39:50 Michael's evaluation of modern golf instruction (plus tips!)

    0:51:13 The power of learning, memory, and applying

    0:57:40 Michael's advice on how to enjoy your time on the golf course



    MICHAEL HEBRON FULL BIO

    Decades ago Michael Hebron played a key role in orchestrating the first PGA of America Teaching and Coaching Summit, bringing together over 700 instructors from 14 countries to share ideas on teaching methods. Following that event, Michael gained the nickname of "the teacher's teacher.”
    Through his dedication Michael earned the honored status of becoming the 23rd PGA of America Master Professional. His book, See and Feel the Inside Move the Outside, was the first golf instruction book accepted as a PGA thesis.
    Michael has appeared on The Charley Rose Show, Today Show, The Golf Channel and numerous local cable shows. Golf Magazine and Golf Digest have consistently named Hebron as a member (since their first listings) of America’s Top 50 Instructors.

    NATIONAL AWARDS
    PGA Hall of Fame 2013
    World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame 2019 
    Presently top 28 teacher as ranked by GOLF DIGEST in 2013
    Sam Snead Award – Met PGA 2010
    Golf Magazine Top 50 Instructors List 1991–present
    PGA of America Teacher of the Year 1991
    National PGA Horton Smith Trophy Recipient 1990
    Top 15 Golf Digest’s Teacher’s Choice List 1998–present (elected by peers)
    Lindy Award (Junior Golf) 1973
    INTERNATIONAL HONORS
    Created and Coordinated:
    1990 — 1st European PGA Teaching Conference
    1989 — 1st Canadian PGA Teaching Conference
    1988 — 1st PGA of America Teaching and Coaching Summit
    Consulting Instructor — Swiss PGA, French PGA, Italian PGA,
    Swedish PGA, Finland PGA
    MET PGA DIVISION AWARDS
    MET PGA Horton Smith Award 1990, 1989, 1981
    MET PGA Professional of the Year 1982
    MET PGA Teacher of the Year 1991, 1987
    MET PGA Honor Roll 1973
    SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
    Learning and the Brain Society (LBS)
    American Society of Training and Development (ASTD)
    American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
    National Center for Science Education (NCSE)
    Association for Scholastic Curriculum Development (ASCD)
    Phi Delta Kappa International Education Association (PDKIEA)
    High School Coaches Association (HSCA)
    Professional Golf Association of America (PGA)
    United States Golf Association (USGA)
    AUTHOR
    . Learning With the Brain In Mind 
    • Golf Swing Secrets…and Lies: Six Timeless Lessons (book)
    • Blueprints for Building Your Golf Swing video (rated 4 stars of 5-star
    excellence by Golf Magazine)
    • Blueprints for Parents & Children Learning Golf (DVD)
    • See and Feel the Inside Move the Outside (book)
    The Art and Zen of Learning Golf (book)
    • Building and Improving Golf Mind, Golf Body Golf Swing (book and video)
    • NGF’s Instructor’s Guide and Coach’s Guide
    • Contributor to PGA Teaching Manual, PGA Tournament Manual, and First Swing publications

    • 1 hr
    28. Gabriel Boyce - Commit, Overcome, Conquer

    28. Gabriel Boyce - Commit, Overcome, Conquer

    Gabe Boyce is the Director of an ETS Sports Performance gym in Michigan. Gabe is extremely passionate about training, nutrition, and athletics — and impressively overcame an Achilles injury and pandemic to build a profitable gym last year.

    We discuss all things health, mindset, and the lessons we’ve learned over the years.



    0:00:00 Mentors

    0:03:25 The mental benefits of a good diet, some activity, and balance

    0:06:41 Demystifying the complexities of safe, effective weight training

    0:53:15 Considering the prioritization of health and nutritional habits in a hierarchy

    1:27:57 The importance (and simplification) of tracking calories

    1:37:01 Gabe's journey to sports performance and training

    1:46:20 Having a growth mindset and sharing knowledge with others

    1:49:51 Gabe's Life Lessons and final thoughts

    • 1 hr 54 min
    27. Jake Kirsch - Be Tough

    27. Jake Kirsch - Be Tough

    Jake Kirsch is the Director of ETS Rochester — a sports and athletic performance facility.

    Jake is an aura of positivity and encouragement. His intentional mindset is paired with impressive physical strength... the guy is JACKED.

    We discuss Jake’s journey, coaching, leadership, nutrition, and more.



    0:00 Helping others grow: Directing at ETS Rochester

    4:30: Jake’s Journey to Gopher Football

    14:11 The long haul: Training for Performance

    25:03 Improvements through balance

    31:46 Squat-ober & Dead-cember

    34:33 Nutrition

    40:40 Keys to effective leadership

    44:05 Training recovery

    46:55 Closing thoughts & Final Q

    • 55 min
    26. Brent Snyder PGA - Gratitude

    26. Brent Snyder PGA - Gratitude

    Brent Snyder is a PGA member, the Director of Instruction at Troy Burne GC, the owner of BSG, and a very skilled golfer himself.

    Brent is one of the more genuine guys I’ve had the pleasure of having sit down with me. His mindset is centered around gratitude, service, and connection.



    1:55 The PGA Championship

    11:49 Instilling confidence in yourself

    18:24 Transitioning from business to golf

    22:11 Finding flow & maximizing practice

    27:30 Conversion vs. Avoidance

    30:16 Connection, Communication, Commitment

    45:52 Austin’s golf journey & The State Open

    50:37 Quick Qs & Final question

    • 1 hr 2 min
    25. Course Mindset, Fitness, Nutrition - Golf Talk w/ Carter Schmitz Pt. II

    25. Course Mindset, Fitness, Nutrition - Golf Talk w/ Carter Schmitz Pt. II

    Carter Schmitz is a trainer, sports performance fanatic, CPA, and golf enthusiast. He is one seriously healthy and fit individual.

    In part two of our conversation, we discuss golf fitness, nutrition, mindset on the course, and Carter’s why.


    0:48 Consistency & Mental Approach to Golf

    7:11 The three keys of High-Load Strength Training

    23:30 Top exercises for Mobility & Stability

    28:37 Top compound exercises for Balanced Strength

    33:24 Navigating the Gray Area of Nutrition

    42:35 Closing & Carter’s “Three Things”

    • 49 min
    24. Mechanics, Coaching, Training - Golf Talk w/ Carter Schmitz Pt. I

    24. Mechanics, Coaching, Training - Golf Talk w/ Carter Schmitz Pt. I

    Carter Schmitz is a trainer, sports performance fanatic, CPA, and golf enthusiast. He is one seriously healthy and fit individual.

    In part one of a two part series, we discuss golfers today, coaching, mentality, mindset on the course, and getting better at golf.



    0:00 Ball Position & Compressing Irons

    4:45 Field Goal Kicking & Golf

    10:23 Who is Carter Schmitz?

    17:03 Importance of Strength & Conditioning in Golf?

    27:28 Preventing Injuries to Increase Longevity

    33:58 Mathematical Chaos Theory

    39:06 Learning & Teaching — Direction versus Discovery

    49:57 Effective Practice

    1:01:30 Think-box, Play-box

    1:05:40 Mastering Putting

    • 1 hr 12 min

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