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The fastest way to lower golf scores is by having a strong mental/emotional game! Golf Smarter is the longest running golf podcast that's helped thousands of amateur golfers worldwide since 2005. Host Fred Greene, a former radio personality and passionate golfer, has dropped his handicap from the high teens to a single digit by learning weekly from PGA Teaching Pros, mental coaches, fitness experts, course architects, and more. All the Pros agree; to raise your golf IQ and lower your scores, you need to Golf Smarter!

golf SMARTER Fred Greene

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The fastest way to lower golf scores is by having a strong mental/emotional game! Golf Smarter is the longest running golf podcast that's helped thousands of amateur golfers worldwide since 2005. Host Fred Greene, a former radio personality and passionate golfer, has dropped his handicap from the high teens to a single digit by learning weekly from PGA Teaching Pros, mental coaches, fitness experts, course architects, and more. All the Pros agree; to raise your golf IQ and lower your scores, you need to Golf Smarter!

    The Myth and Misconceptions of ‘Keep Your Head Down’

    The Myth and Misconceptions of ‘Keep Your Head Down’

    935: John Marshall is a Long Drive competitor…in his 70s!!! He shares his journey in long drive competition and his transition to teaching golf. He discusses the importance of consistency and making sound decisions in golf. John also emphasizes the significance of effective practice techniques and the benefits of stack and tilt for the right golfer. He provides insights into injury prevention and the misconceptions about keeping the head down in the golf swing. The conversation covers various topics related to golf, including curving the golf ball, hitting a draw, controlling the club face, the difficulty of replicating pro shots, the difference between amateur and pro golfers, advantages of pro golfers, going on strike from watching golf, the story of Nick Dunlap, and teaching golf online.
    Takeaways
    Consistency is key in golf, and it is important to set realistic expectations and enjoy the game.Effective practice requires a solid plan and focus on specific areas of improvement.Stack and tilt can be beneficial for certain golfers, but it is not a one-size-fits-all approach.Understanding the bottom of the swing and maintaining a square clubface can lead to better ball striking.Listening to different perspectives in golf instruction can provide valuable insights and help golfers find what works best for them. Curving the golf ball requires skill and control of the club face.Hitting a draw can be achieved by adjusting the grip and club face rotation.Controlling the club face is crucial in golf.Pro golfers have a significant advantage in terms of skill and equipment.The difference between amateur and pro golfers is substantial.Watching golf can be a source of inspiration and admiration.Teaching golf online is a potential avenue for instructors.* Summary and Takeaways were AI generated from Riverside.fm, our recording platform.
    This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.
    This week’s episode is also brought to you by HIMS. Start your free online visit today at HIMS.com/golfsmarter for your personalized treatment options. Prescriptions require an online consultation with a healthcare provider who will determine if appropriate. Restrictions apply. See hims.com/golfsmarter for details and important safety information. Subscription required. Price varies based on product and subscription plan.
    This week’s episode is also brought to you by SEED. Trust your gut with Seed’s DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. Go to Seed.com/GOLFSMARTER and use code 25GOLFSMARTER to get 25% off your first month.
    Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).
    Golf Smarter Mulligans is on hiatus until the start of April when we return with our annual Tony Manzoni marathon, including a new episode that was recently discovered that we’ve not shared before.
    Golf Smarter has been awarded the #1 spot in their list of Top 10 Golf Psychology Podcasts by feedspot.com Check it out at https://blog.feedspot.com/golf_psychology_podcasts/.
    Golf Smarter has also been named by a...

    • 49 min
    Rules & Equipment Should Be Different for Amateurs with John Erickson

    Rules & Equipment Should Be Different for Amateurs with John Erickson

    934: John “Lag” Erickson of AdvancedBallStriking.com returns for his always controversial, always thought provoking thoughts on how and why the changes that the USGA and PGA Tour continue to make are ruining the game for 99% of golfers around the world. He also shares stories about his time playing professional golf with some of the greats.
    This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.
    This week’s episode is also brought to you by HIMS. Start your free online visit today at HIMS.com/golfsmarter for your personalized treatment options. Prescriptions require an online consultation with a healthcare provider who will determine if appropriate. Restrictions apply. See hims.com/golfsmarter for details and important safety information. Subscription required. Price varies based on product and subscription plan.
    This week’s episode is also brought to you by SEED. Trust your gut with Seed’s DS-01® Daily Synbiotic. Go to Seed.com/GOLFSMARTER and use code 25GOLFSMARTER to get 25% off your first month.
    Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).
    Golf Smarter Mulligans is on hiatus until the start of April when we return with our annual Tony Manzoni marathon, including a new episode that was recently discovered that we’ve not shared before.
    Golf Smarter has been awarded the #1 spot in their list of Top 10 Golf Psychology Podcasts by feedspot.com Check it out at https://blog.feedspot.com/golf_psychology_podcasts/.
    Golf Smarter has also been named by goodpods as #5 in their Top 100 All Time Indie Golf podcasts!
    Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:
    • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.
    • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!
    • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”. To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.

    • 58 min
    Keep In Touch With Touch During Your Off-Season featuring Dr. Greta Anderson

    Keep In Touch With Touch During Your Off-Season featuring Dr. Greta Anderson

    933: Dr. Greta Anderson returns with her insightful commentary about how golfers of all levels can find ways to stay sharp during the off-season, especially if you live in an area where golf is next to impossible for months at a time.
    This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.
    This week’s episode is also brought to you by HIMS. Start your free online visit today at HIMS.com/golfsmarter for your personalized treatment options. Prescriptions require an online consultation with a healthcare provider who will determine if appropriate. Restrictions apply. See hims.com/golfsmarter for details and important safety information. Subscription required. Price varies based on product and subscription plan.
    Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).
    Golf Smarter Mulligans is on hiatus until the start of April when we return with our annual Tony Manzoni marathon, including a new episode that was recently discovered that we’ve not shared before.
    Golf Smarter has been awarded the #1 spot in their list of Top 10 Golf Psychology Podcasts by feedspot.com Check it out at https://blog.feedspot.com/golf_psychology_podcasts/.
    Golf Smarter has also been named by goodpods as #5 in their Top 100 All Time Indie Golf podcasts! Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:
    • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.
    • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!
    • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”. To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.

    • 49 min
    Consistency is in reach! Your Potential Is Limitless! The Mountain Has No Top!

    Consistency is in reach! Your Potential Is Limitless! The Mountain Has No Top!

    932: Gary Waters is a mindset coach who offers a program called “Live Limitless” that helps individuals develop an empowered mindset and overcome subconscious programming that limits their life and game. Gary knows transformation is possible because of the powerful shifts that have come about in his own life, and the lives of his clients.
    This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.
    Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).
    Golf Smarter Mulligans is on hiatus until the start of April when we return with our annual Tony Manzoni marathon, including a new episode that was recently discovered that we’ve not shared before.
    Golf Smarter has been awarded the #1 spot in their list of Top 10 Golf Psychology Podcasts by feedspot.com Check it out at https://blog.feedspot.com/golf_psychology_podcasts/.
    Golf Smarter has also been named by goodpods as #5 in their Top 100 All Time Indie Golf podcasts!
    Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:
    • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.
    • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!
    • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”. To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.

    • 46 min
    Bernhard Langer Swears By Athalonz Shoes Because They Make a Difference!

    Bernhard Langer Swears By Athalonz Shoes Because They Make a Difference!

    931: Tim Markison, founder and CEO of Athalonz golf shoes, which has 13 U.S. patents for its unique technology that helps golfers get into optimal athletic positioning (OAP) and generate more power. Athalonz golf shoes are trusted by Bernhard Lander and many of golf’s top long drivers, including Justin James, Ryan Steenberg, Will Hogue, Kyle Berkshire, Justin Moose, and Ryan Reisbeck. Tim grew up in an abusive home. We discuss the foundation he created to prevent child abuse, Interwoven Circles. If you are suicidal or a victim of domestic violence and need assistance please reach out to either http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org or http://www.thehotline.org
    This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.
    Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).
    Golf Smarter Mulligans is on hiatus until the start of April when we return with our annual Tony Manzoni marathon, including a new episode that was recently discovered that we’ve not shared before.
    Golf Smarter has been awarded the #1 spot in their list of Top 10 Golf Psychology Podcasts by feedspot.com Check it out at https://blog.feedspot.com/golf_psychology_podcasts/.
    Golf Smarter has also been named by goodpods as #5 in their Top 100 All Time Indie Golf podcasts! Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:
    • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.
    • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!
    • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”. To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.

    • 45 min
    The “Tiger5”: A Cure for the Most Common Round Killers with Scott Fawcett

    The “Tiger5”: A Cure for the Most Common Round Killers with Scott Fawcett

    930: Scott Fawcett is a self-proclaimed “data nerd” who created the Decade Golf App. The app combines PGA Tour scoring statistics and shot distribution patterns to provide golfers with a strategic plan for every round of golf that includes a range of features, including stat tracking, yardage books, and driving targets to help golfers of all skill levels improve their game. Visit Decade.golf for more.
    This week’s episode is sponsored by Indeed. Please visit indeed.com/GOLFSMARTER and get a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT. Terms and conditions apply.
    Follow @golfsmarter on Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube for daily highlights and helpful insights from our interviews on the podcast. We also post articles and video shorts on LinkedIn @FredGreene (from Novato, CA).
    Golf Smarter Mulligans is going on hiatus until the start of April when we return with our annual Tony Manzoni marathon, including a new episode that was recently discovered that we’ve not shared before.
    Golf Smarter has been awarded the #1 spot in their list of Top 10 Golf Psychology Podcasts by feedspot.com Check it out at https://blog.feedspot.com/golf_psychology_podcasts/.
    Golf Smarter has also been named by goodpods as #5 in their Top 100 All Time Indie Golf podcasts!
    Two ways to become a Golf Smarter Ambassador and receive a choice of one of these great prizes including:
    • A pack of 8 Flightpath Golf Tees. A Tee Above All. Learn more at https://flightpathgolf.com.
    • A Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com where you can now choose from a large variety of styles of gloves in 34 sizes!
    • A private link to Tony Manzoni’s video “The Lost Fundamental”. To win, either introduce an upcoming episode, or write a review from your podcast source, then send us what you wrote and where! Send your posted review or request to introduce an episode to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
508 Ratings

508 Ratings

Iririrkf ,

Finally!

Finally, an intelligent golf podcast for the weekend hacker, and the scratch golfer alike. Real people, real tips, and real value.

b_p_j_ ,

Great podcast

Listened to so many of his podcasts over last decade and it is always very good, informative and a touch of humor at times too!!

Stevegh82 ,

Much more than a mental game podcast

I came across Golf Smarter about a year and a half ago when I started exploring golf podcasts for my commute. This show was one of the first I added to my rotation, and I really got hooked during the series of interviews with Tony Manzoni. Fred is a fantastic host and approaches each conversation from the listener’s perspective - just another golf addict looking to learn and improve. He asks good questions and provides relatable examples from his own golfing experiences.

But the best part of Golf Smarter (and it’s sister show, Golf Smarter Mulligans) are the guests. Fred invites people from all over the golfing world including club pros, fitness trainers, authors, inventors, and so on. And they cover many different opinions including various swing theories and approaches to the game. If you are looking for an entertaining and educational golf podcast that covers a wide variety of the golfing world, I’d recommended Golf Smarter.

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