Join Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year & Golf Digest ranked instructor, on a journey to understand improvement from some of the most successful people in golf, fitness and business. Learn what it takes to live your best life and enjoy each step along the way.
EPISODE SEVENTEEN: Ask the Pro / Mickelson, Management & Shot Clocks
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, brings you another solo edition of the podcast, covering the latest topics in golf and answering student questions. Topics range from the current Phil Mickelson situation to course management ideas to possible shot clocks in professional golf. Mark also dives into swing changes and how best to balance the changes while still playing the game.
EPISODE SIXTEEN: MAPGA Super Meeting
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, brings you a fun filled and crazy evening with a table full of PGA Professionals. Recorded at the MAPGA Super Meeting at Landsdowne Resort, this unrehearsed session features a ton of laughs, some great insight in to what you can work on in your game in 2022, and what it's like to be inside the ropes at a Major Championship. The passion for the game is on display in this episode, so buckle up and enjoy a wild ride!
EPISODE FIFTEEN: Teachers of the Year, Part 3: Trillium Rose & Bernie Najar
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, brings aboard Trillium Rose & Bernie Najar, both ranked by Golf Digest in the "Top 50 in America" to discuss ways to help golfers reach new heights. The discussion ranges from the chase for more distance to how to unlock the mystery that is breaking 80. Bernie & Trill also discuss the explosion in indoor practice and how it can help or hurt a golfer. These topics, plus some really cool lessons learned from many years on the lesson tee, make this 3-person Teacher of the Year roundtable one you don't want to miss!
EPISODE FOURTEEN: Jason Helmes / Good Habits are Intentional
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, welcomes Jason Helmes, a fitness coach and founder of Anyman Fitness. Since 2013, Jason has dedicated himself to helping others get fit and healthier, and in the process has created a massive online community that are passionate about self improvement. But starting Anyman Fitness was no easy task, as Jason first had to overcome his own struggles with weight and self image, as the athletic days of his youth were replaced by a sedentary life as a school teacher. On this episode, we discuss how someone can take that scary first step into getting better, what it means to create a coaching community, and how working for yourself is a reward like no other. All that and a lot more inspiration on this episode of the Driving Improvement podcast!
EPISODE THIRTEEN: Ask the Pro / Drops, Distance & Snap Hooks
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, welcomes you to the first "Ask the Pro" podcast, where Mark takes on solo duties and answers questions from Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Want to know his take on Patrick Reed, lifting the left heel, the best ways to get more distance and how to fix a snap hook? Then sit back and listen in on the "Ask the Pro" episode of the "Driving Improvement" podcast!
EPISODE TWELVE: Mark Crossfield / Be True to What You Are
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, welcomes Mark Crossfield, a PGA coach that has created a massive following online through instruction reviews, travel videos, and club testing. Sitting at over 334, 000 subscribers on You Tube, Crossfield's videos have been viewed over 223 million times! Over the course of the conversation, he explains his coaching background and philosophy, as well as the lessons learned in 13 years of You Tube content creation. Crossfield also discusses golfer improvement, the trappings of content creation, and how risk is involved in any endeavor. It's a fun and interesting journey on the Driving Improvement podcast in Episode 12!