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FREE golf lessons! Since 2005 Golf SMARTER has been offering weekly insights and valuable information from PGA Teaching Pros on how to be a better, smarter golfer. Like you, host Fred Greene is searching for ways to improve and has learned that all the Pros agree; to raise your golf IQ and lower your scores, you need to Golf Smarter!

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FREE golf lessons! Since 2005 Golf SMARTER has been offering weekly insights and valuable information from PGA Teaching Pros on how to be a better, smarter golfer. Like you, host Fred Greene is searching for ways to improve and has learned that all the Pros agree; to raise your golf IQ and lower your scores, you need to Golf Smarter!

    The Brilliance of Carey Mumford (RIP) and the Art of Custom Clubfitting with Tony Wright

    The Brilliance of Carey Mumford (RIP) and the Art of Custom Clubfitting with Tony Wright

    787: Anthony “Tony” Wright is a custom club fitter, putting guru, and disciple of the the founding father of golf sports psychology, the late Dr. Carey Mumford. In this conversation that covers the benefits of being fitted for clubs, especially for high handicappers, we also talk about and share some of Carey Mumford’s “Clear Key System”. Dr. Mumford, who passed away in 2013, was on Golf Smarter twice (now available in Golf Smarter Mulligans episodes 16 & 26) so we share some highlights of those conversations. Unfortunately, Mr Mumford’s website ClearKeyGolf.com and his books “The Double Connexion”, “Golf’s Best Kept Secret”, “The Putting Book”, and “The Mental Game” are no longer available anywhere. Tony has his own podcast focused on clubmaking called Game Improvement Golf.

    This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 103, is the 6th of nine episodes with Tony Manzoni (RIP). So many listeners confuse with Tony’s swing with Stack & Tilt. Tony addresses the difference and why Stack & Tilt may work for some, but will eventually create back problems.
    Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1.


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    • 52 min
    The 4 Primary Skills for Putting from The Putter Book with author Brandon Stooksbury PGA

    The 4 Primary Skills for Putting from The Putter Book with author Brandon Stooksbury PGA

    786: Brandon Stooksbury’s first book The Wedge Book is an Amazon Best Seller. His newest, the Putter Book is simple, direct, and really helpful. In this week’s conversation host Fred Greene challenges Brandon to give us a putting lesson by explanation only…and he succeeds! He breaks down in detail the four skills required to become a better, more consistent putter. They include green reading, start line control, speed, and attitude.

    This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans is the 5th of nine episodes with Tony Manzoni (RIP). Beyond being a great golfer and teacher, Tony Manzoni had so much more to his life than the game. In this conversation we get into an interesting discussion of what it’s like to live in the shadow of a high profile father, then pursuing a career choice in the same field. Examples discussed include Steph Curry and Frank Sinatra Jr. We then continue to discuss taking your game to the next level one club at a time. The focus of the conversation is how many situations require wedges.
    Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1.
    The Lost Fundamental video is also available online! If you’re interested, please send your request to host Fred Greene at golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com

    This episode is brought to you by GetMr.com. GetMr. Is the first dermatologist-developed skin health brand helping men build their healthiest skin without the hassle of multi-stop routines. The Daily is the first FDA-registered, 3-in-1 moisturizer, aftershave and safe 30SPF sunscreen that is formulated for men. GetMr. makes it as easy as possible to protect & refresh your skin #EVERYDAMNDAY. Visit GetMr.com and use our exclusive code ‘golfsmarter’ to unlock 25% off your first purchase. This is a limited time discount, so act now.

    • 49 min
    President Ford Collapsed In My Arms on the Golf Course! And more Caddy Stories from JJ Resnick

    President Ford Collapsed In My Arms on the Golf Course! And more Caddy Stories from JJ Resnick

    785: JJ Resnick’s best friend was urging him to come to play golf at College of the Desert, then tragically lost his life. Grieving, and being a typically confused 20 yr old with no direction in life, JJ left Oregon for Palm Desert and after meeting the coach, Tony Manzoni his life changed forever. Today JJ is a successful businessman with amazing stories that include golf, billionaires, and Presidents. In this episode JJ sits down with host Fred Greene to share his emotional memories. Make sure to check out our blog post from this episode at GolfSmarter.com to see photos of JJ with President Ford, Arnold Palmer, Freddy Couples, and Oscar de la Hoya!

    Now after hearing wonderful stories about Tony from JJ, don't miss Golf Smarter Mulligans #101 this week as it's our our fourth of nine episodes featuring the late, great instructor Tony Manzoni. We continue our conversation about Getting To The Next Level, One Club at a Time. Mulligans is published each Friday to help with your weekend round.
    Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1.
    The Lost Fundamental video is also available online! If you’re interested, please send your request to host Fred Greene at golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com

    This episode is brought to you by GetMr.com. GetMr. Is the first dermatologist-developed skin health brand helping men build their healthiest skin without the hassle of multi-stop routines. The Daily is the first FDA-registered, 3-in-1 moisturizer, aftershave and safe 30SPF sunscreen that is formulated for men. GetMr. makes it as easy as possible to protect & refresh your skin #EVERYDAMNDAY. Visit GetMr.com and use our exclusive code ‘golfsmarter’ to unlock 25% off your first purchase. This is a limited time discount, so act now.

    • 46 min
    Barney Adams on the State of the Game, Equipment, The Wow Factor, and Breakthrough Golf Tech

    Barney Adams on the State of the Game, Equipment, The Wow Factor, and Breakthrough Golf Tech

    784: When Barney Adams introduced the Adams Golf Tight Lies Fairway “Woods” (was the first to use metal instead of wood) in 1988 he changed the golf equipment industry forever. The last time we spoke to him in 2012 he was promoting the wonderful idea of “Play It Forward” for the USGA. A great idea that never really caught on. Now he’s showcasing his newest venture at Breakthrough Golf Technology after seeing that no significant innovation has been made to putter shafts for decades. But there’s so much more we cover in this very entertaining hour including the state of the game, golf on tv, his WOW Factor book and more.

    This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #100, is the third of nine episodes featuring the late, great instructor Tony Manzoni. This time in the first of two episodes, we talk about Getting To The Next Level, One Club at a Time. Mulligans is published each Friday to help with your weekend round.
    Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1.
    The Lost Fundamental video is also available online! If you’re interested, please send your request to host Fred Greene at golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com

    This episode is brought to you by GetMr.com. GetMr. Is the first dermatologist-developed skin health brand helping men build their healthiest skin without the hassle of multi-stop routines. The Daily is the first FDA-registered, 3-in-1 moisturizer, aftershave and safe 30SPF sunscreen that is formulated for men. GetMr. makes it as easy as possible to protect & refresh your skin #EVERYDAMNDAY. Visit GetMr.com and use our exclusive code ‘golfsmarter’ to unlock 25% off your first purchase. This is a limited time discount, so act now.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Your Wedges Were Designed for Pros, Not You! with Terry "The Wedge Guy" Koehler

    Your Wedges Were Designed for Pros, Not You! with Terry "The Wedge Guy" Koehler

    783: Wedges are critically important to get the ball close to the flagstick. The Wedge Guy, Terry Koehler returns as this week's featured guest. If you’ve heard him on Golf Smarter over the years, or read his blogs, you know he’s frustrated with major club manufacturers who have not made any significant changes to wedges, other than those mandated by the USGA, in decades, even though drivers, hybrids, irons, and putters have all gone through game changing updates. His company, Edison Golf is proof that Terry walks the talk. In this episode, as always, Terry is opinionated, outspoken, and entertaining.

    This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans, published each Friday, is the second of nine episodes featuring the late, great instructor Tony Manzoni. In this conversation, Tony goes beyond swing mechanics and talks about “Your Intent” and how it needs to be aligned with your performance, and visa versa.
    Tony’s book “The Lost Fundamental: One Simple Move. Better Golf Forever.” is available once again in either paperback or kindle formats. Find it at https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tony+manzoni&qid=1583280371&sr=8-1.
    The Lost Fundamental video is also available online! If you’re interested, please send your request to host Fred Greene at golfsmarterpodcast@gmail.com

    This episode is brought to you by GetMr.com. GetMr. Is the first dermatologist-developed skin health brand helping men build their healthiest skin without the hassle of multi-stop routines. The Daily is the first FDA-registered, 3-in-1 moisturizer, aftershave and safe 30SPF sunscreen that is formulated for men. GetMr. makes it as easy as possible to protect & refresh your skin #EVERYDAMNDAY. Visit GetMr.com and use our exclusive code ‘golfsmarter’ to unlock 25% off your first purchase. This is a limited time discount, so act now.

    • 59 min
    The Science of Rethinking, Relearning, & Revamping Your Golf Swing with James Ragonnet, PhD

    The Science of Rethinking, Relearning, & Revamping Your Golf Swing with James Ragonnet, PhD

    782: James Ragonnet, PhD, has a compelling new book called Your Inner Golf Guru: Developing the Golf Instructor Within, which contends that to improve your golf swing you need to take a systemic vs analytical approach. The Systemic method means that the golf swing is a sum of all its parts that need to work in cooperation. Breaking down those parts, the Analytical approach, is taking all the nuanced elements, similar to getting one tip from YouTube, another from a magazine, then adding something else from a buddy, is counter productive and could do more harm than good. James originally joined us in 2007 to discuss his book “Golf’s Three Noble Truths”. That episode can be heard on Golf Smarter Mulligans, episode 30. Both of these books are available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Your-Inner-Golf-Guru-Rethinking/dp/1683583981/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1WGX91EX03BMQ&dchild=1&keywords=james+ragonnet&qid=1614728602&sprefix=James+Rag%2Caps%2C211&sr=8-1 and https://www.amazon.com/Golfs-Three-Noble-Truths-Playing-ebook/dp/B0042FZW6G/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1WGX91EX03BMQ&dchild=1&keywords=james+ragonnet&qid=1614728619&sprefix=James+Rag%2Caps%2C211&sr=8-2

    By overwhelming demand, the next 9 episodes of Golf Smarter Mulligans feature some of our many conversations with the late Tony Manzoni. Tony was an amazing golf instructor who passed away in 2018. We first met him in 2009, and in the dozen or so times he was on the podcast with us, emails flooded in with more positive feedback than any other teacher featured. Tony’s book, The Lost Fundamental, One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever, which was out of print when he passed away, is once again available on Amazon including Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Tony+Manzoni&qid=1614728823&sr=8-1 . Tony’s video of the same name was also out of circulation, but can now be seen online. If you’d like to gain access please write to me directly via email GolfSmarterPodcast@Gmail.com. Lastly, after he passed, we created a Tony Manzoni Memorial Golf Smarter Fund to benefit the First Tee of Coachella Valley. Your tax deductible contributions are greatly appreciated. Find out more at https://GolfSmarter.com/tony . 

    • 51 min

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Golf Smarter is the best way to spend your time when you’re not on the golf course.

I discovered Golf Smarter about two years ago. It quickly became my favorite podcast for three reasons.

Number 1: The podcast introduced me to many new aspects of golf. I’ve read several books written by podcast guests, including Extraordinary Golf, Zen Golf, and Understanding the Golf Swing. In short, Golf Smarter has turned me into a student of the game.

Number 2: The podcast helped me become a better golfer, particularly on the mental side of the game. Golf Smarter taught me about course management and how to master the myriad of swing thoughts impeding my game. I’ll even give the podcast credit for helping me break 80 for the first time ever.

Number 3: Golf Smarter is hands down the best podcast for the average golfer because of its host, Fred Greene. Fred has a talent for asking questions from the perspective of his audience, the recreational golfer. His style and inquisitive nature breaks down barriers that often come with technical explanations and golf jargon. Fred is what I imagine I’d be like if I were a podcast host.

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Coach and Friend

I began playing golf five years ago and at the same time began listening to Fred’s podcast. From the very beginning listening to Fred was like having a coach and a friend alongside me as I took on what we all know to be a very challenging game. I like many, struggled with both the mechanical and the mental aspects of the game. Over the last five years, I have consistently returned to the podcast to enhance and support my progress. I began as a 33 handicap. Today I am 16. I owe much of this to what I learned from Fred and his guests.
Fred‘s approach to helping the casual golfer improve is awesome. He puts himself out there and makes himself vulnerable. This allows his guests to reveal so much in his presence.
I strongly recommend this podcast for anyone who wants to find greater pleasure on the course.

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Age 30 and JUST got into Golf after a decent set of clubs were gifted to me. I figured, why not...
I’ve never been so challenged mentally, physically and emotionally in my entire life! I needed someone in my ear reminding me that everything’s going to be okay... Fred is that guy for me!
I stumbled across Golf Smarter after searching “Golf for Dummies” 😂. I was instantly hooked! Haven’t had any actual music playing in the car for 2 solid months now!
Fred Greene of Golf Smarter covers almost everything with his guests along with all the random little questions/things that pop up!
This is a definite MUST LISTEN for all golfers no matter your experience!

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