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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.

Golf Science Lab Golf Science Lab w/ host Cordie Walker

    • Sports
    • 4.6 • 211 Ratings

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.

    Top 100 Teachers Summit Roundtable

    Top 100 Teachers Summit Roundtable

    Tony Ruggiero sits down with legendary instructions at the Golf.com Top 100 Teachers Summit. He’s joined by Tom Resendez, Rick Silva, Jackson Koert, Jake Thurm, Mark Hackett, Wayne Flint, Ted and Mark Sheftic. They review what they’ve seen at the summit, the golf instruction business currently and where it's going along with technology, the role of 3D, developing juniors and what is the model of a great teacher. This episode brings together nine incredible instructors weighing in on all things golf instruction.

    • 29 min
    GSL - TC087 Brad Pullin

    GSL - TC087 Brad Pullin

    Tony Ruggiero sits down with Brad Pullin to hear about how he went from an early age to becoming a golf professional. He never thought about becoming a teacher but as his career path evolved it became clear it was the right choice. Tony and Brad share their personal experience in understanding those pivotal moments in making professional changes. Tony and Brad share what they do to keep growing, what they would tell younger teachers and what they would've done differently. Brad shares his experience coaching Sam Burns from 15 years old, what they worked on then, how that’s built into what they do now and what they do in practice.

    • 25 min
    Keys for Preventing Burnout and Sustaining a Long Career

    Keys for Preventing Burnout and Sustaining a Long Career

    Tony Ruggiero and Dr. Greg Cartin discuss the adversities they've seen Tour Players and teachers face. They dive into how success follows the joy of the action and how balancing the three components of results, fulfillment and learning are intricately intertwined in preventing burnout and sustaining a long career.

    • 29 min
    Preparing for Q School

    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.

    • 24 min
    Akshay Bhatia: The Journey to Playing Pro at 17

    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.

    • 24 min
    Rick Smith's Shares his Greatest Learning Moments

    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.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 Ratings

orthoagnostic ,

Tony’s cool, miss Cordie

I miss Cordie. His quest for knowledge and humility really made the show a must listen. Tony’s grizzled vet story is good, I’ve learned some bits and tricks from his conversations…
In any event I’m still a listener. Hope you’re good Cordie!

bigkahonno ,

Cordie!

I have no doubt Tony is a good coach but I never learn anything from him. Need Cordie! Tony spends all his time tooting his horn and defending his style, and arguing coaching styles. I need golf science lab stuff! Not people personality stuff. They should rename this to the coaching pissing contest show.

skasting ,

Used to be better but still 5*

I like Tony and hearing about coaching sometimes but I liked the old podscasts better. Tracking progress of a single persons game was much more interesting to me.

I wish less shows were partner/affiliate shows but it’s still good work so I do not want to give a bad review.

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