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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.

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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.

    Instruction at an Elite Level: Juniors to Tour Players

    Instruction at an Elite Level: Juniors to Tour Players

    Tony Ruggiero and Rob Houlding discuss the ins and outs of developing Junior Players and coaching Tour Players. They share how they've brought their diverse career experiences to creating successful training programs and developing elite players. Tony and Rob give the essentials of golf instruction for players of different age groups and skill level. This episode is a gold mine of insight in creating and structuring programs, golf instruction overall and training.

    Since 1970, Rob Holding has been coaching; then in 1994, he began coaching golf full-time. He’s received PGA of Canada’s highest recognition, National Teacher of the Year, and awarded Top 75 International Teachers by Top 100 Golf Digest.

    Bad vs. Good Information and How to Know the Difference

    Bad vs. Good Information and How to Know the Difference

    This week we have Brian Manzella and Tony Ruggiero tackling information. Although accessibility is limitless now, they discuss the importance in determining which information is ACTUALLY beneficial for coaching and playing. They also discuss what attributes to being the best teacher and being able to offer the best instruction.

    Biomechanics and Effective Coaching

    Biomechanics and Effective Coaching

    Top 100 Teacher, Jim McLean joins Tony this week. Jim has incorporated biomechanics into his golf instruction since the mid 90's, and his own success as a player filling this episode with tons of insight for coaches and players at every level.

    How Distance is Changing the Game

    How Distance is Changing the Game

    Tony Ruggiero and Former PGA Tour pro, Colt Knost, discuss how distance has changed the Tour, training, recruiting, and the entire approach to golf. They also breakdown what works for the game's greatest players, and how they bring all of it into their coaching. This episode is entertaining and insightful - hope you enjoy!

    How to Develop Innovative Instruction

    How to Develop Innovative Instruction

    Tony Ruggiero and Pete Cowen, discuss great ball striking, the Spiral Staircase, and developing innovative coaching techniques. Being a former Tour champion himself, Pete established his reputation as a first class coach - he's achieved over 250 main PGA Tour victories and 8 majors.This episode is loaded with insights from two phenomenal coaches.

    The Biggest Reason Tour Players Get Worse

    The Biggest Reason Tour Players Get Worse

    In this episode,Tony Ruggiero, Dr Greg Cartin and Mac Barnhardt get into Tour Player mentality and performance. They discuss the biggest reason that Tour Players lose their careers or hit a slump, they change who they are, thinking they'll be able to have success by copying another player who won.

    A super interesting episode, that applies to all players and coaches alike.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
202 Ratings

202 Ratings

Lrreese ,

Great show

This a fantastic podcast that every golfer should listen to. There is so much useful information. Thanks Cordie for all of your hard work in bringing us this wonderful show. I highly recommend everyone give it a listen!!

Drougie ,

Every podcast

Cordie Walker and his guests are first rate. I can’t think of one episode that I haven’t enjoyed and gotten something out of. He seems very down to earth and the show has something for every level of golfer. Can’t get enough!

p.tiddy ,

Excellent exploration!

I love following the journey here. There is so much that’s unknown still about the game, and this show is not afraid to go deep. So much better than the mainstream golf instruction press.

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