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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!

    Life’s Too Short to Play Bad Golf with YouTube Instructor Tom Saguto

    Life’s Too Short to Play Bad Golf with YouTube Instructor Tom Saguto

    811: Tom Saguto is a young golf instructor who has really caught the eye of a lot of golfers on YouTube. SagutoGolf has a lot of simple, but effective tips and drills that incorporate the Stack’n’Tilt method of ball striking. In this conversation we break down the elements of the swing, and what great ball strikers have in common. We invited Tom to be on Golf Smarter based on a suggestion from a longtime listener who is fascinated with Tom's SagutoGolf YouTube channel. Learn more at SagutoGolf.com

    Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much.

    This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 127 former PGA Tour Pro and Golf Channel announcer Andrew Magee returns for part two to burst the bubble of life on the tour. It’s not always glamorous and can be incredibly lonely, especially after 22 years! He also shares some of the issues that made him leave the Tour, even though he won four times…but lost 598 times. He also gives the crazy story of how he’s the only player in PGA Tour history to have a hole-in-one on a Par4. This episode has never been shared publicly before. Originally published in 2010.

    • 48 min
    The Trackman Killer Might Be a Smart Golf Ball from Graff.Golf

    The Trackman Killer Might Be a Smart Golf Ball from Graff.Golf

    810: Graff.Golf is working on a smart golf ball for your home/backyard practice sessions that will deliver the same helpful stats provided by incredibly expensive hardware used by teaching Professionals. In this episode we chat with a team from Graff Golf that includes Co-Founder & CEO Aaron Shapiro, Chief Design Officer Rowen Frazer, and VP of Content Development (and host of their podcast) Class A PGA Professional Sean Fairholm. We discuss how the idea was developed, how the product will work, overall value, and the benefits that will be realized by the average amateur golfer. It’s no coincidence that they’re being featured on our podcast as they say that this ball will help you Golf Smart!

    Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much.

    This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 126 former PGA Tour Pro and Golf Channel announcer Andrew Magee joins us in the first of two episodes to discuss why it’s important for Tour Pros to play in Pro-Am events, how amateurs need to learn how to separate practice and playing for better results, and more. Andrew is the only player in PGA Tour history to have a hole-in-one on a Par4 in a sanctioned PGA Tour event. We’ll get more into that in part 2 which has never been published publicly before. Originally published in 2010.

    • 58 min
    You Don’t Need to Be a PGA Tour Level Talent To Hit Effective Chip Shots with Brandon Stooksbury

    You Don’t Need to Be a PGA Tour Level Talent To Hit Effective Chip Shots with Brandon Stooksbury

    809: Brandon Stooksbury returns to discuss his first and Amazon Best Selling book The Wedge Book. Brandon is currently the Head Golf Professional at Metairie Country Club just outside of New Orleans, which has just been slammed from Hurricane Ida. Being without power or internet, Brandon drove 30 minutes just to get a cell signal so that we can record this episode. In the first part of our conversation, he shares what he, his family, and the golf course have been struggling through over the past week. It’s a longer than usual episode and we do cover a lot of information about how to improve your short game. Even if you can drive the ball long and straight, and can make an occasional long putt, if you don’t have a good short game, your scores will suffer. The key is to practice! We go over drills, concepts, and vital information on how to improve getting closer to the hole with your wedges. Find more at Stooksburygolf.com.

    Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much.

    This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 125 Dr. Joseph Parent returns for part 2 of introducing us to the book “The Art of the Mental Game”. Dr Joe also answers a lot of listener questions about making your mental game stronger and more effective. This was a Members Only episode originally published in 2010 and has never been available to the public before.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    What the Fastest Golfer In History Can Teach Us About Playing Slow Golf with Christopher Smith, PGA

    What the Fastest Golfer In History Can Teach Us About Playing Slow Golf with Christopher Smith, PGA

    808: Christopher Smith is an award winning PGA Teaching Professional, and accomplished golfer, and since 2005 (according to the Guinness Book of World Records), the Fastest Golfer in History! Chris holds the Speed Golf record by shooting a 65 over 18 holes in only 44:06. Yes. 44 minutes and 6 seconds! But how does that help us? You’d be surprised. We get into his details of how he plays speed golf, but we also discuss what speed golf can do for your mental game and overall approach to each shot you make. You don’t have to be a runner to appreciate what we discuss, but as a golfer, you’ll get a lot more from the conversation than you think! For more visit christophersmithgolf.com

    Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much.

    This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 124 Dr. Joseph Parent joins us again to impart his brilliant mental game advice and introduce us to the book “The Art of the Mental Game”.

    This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by ReliefFactor.com/golfsmarter. If you have everyday aches and pains, Relief Factor is 100% drug-free and designed to be taken every day, so you can get out and stay out of pain.
    Go to ReliefFactor.com/GOLFSMARTER and order a 3-Week QuickStart for only $19.95.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Simple Advice on How to Score Lower By Playing Golf Smarter with Erik Schjolberg

    Simple Advice on How to Score Lower By Playing Golf Smarter with Erik Schjolberg

    807: Golf instructor Erik Schjolberg returns to further his emphasis on practicing with feedback to learn how to correct your mistakes. We also talk about Tony Manzoni’s methods, the myths of lag putting into the “3 foot circle”, hitting from uneven lies, hitting out of divots and share loads of laughs.

    Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much.

    This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 123 we hear part 2 of our conversation with Tom Wishon, an outspoken leader in the world of custom club making. Tom answers listener questions on club fitting, custom club making, finding a club fitter, and what level of golfers benefit from being fitted.

    This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by ReliefFactor.com/golfsmarter. If you have everyday aches and pains, Relief Factor is 100% drug-free and designed to be taken every day, so you can get out and stay out of pain. Go to ReliefFactor.com/GOLFSMARTER and order a 3-Week QuickStart for only $19.95.

    • 1 hr
    2x Major Winner Collin Morikawa’s Lifelong Golf Coach, Rick Sessinghaus on Growing a Champion

    2x Major Winner Collin Morikawa’s Lifelong Golf Coach, Rick Sessinghaus on Growing a Champion

    806: Rick Sessinghaus first met Collin Morikawa when he was 8 years old. After watching him swing the club just a couple times, he agreed to work with him and has been doing so ever since. In only his second season on the PGA Tour, Collin won the 2020 PGA Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco and then the 2021 Open Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club in England. In this week’s episode we talk to Rick about how he taught Collin to “play” golf as opposed to hitting golf shots. We also discuss how we put pressure on ourselves that turns into tension in our bodies that result in less than optimal golf striking. Learn more about and from Rick at ricksessinghaus.com. Want to get a quick taste of the full interview, check out the short video preview on our YouTube.com/golfsmarterTV channel at https://youtu.be/kJJw8wvE1dA

    Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! As an entertainment service that enhances your game like a great caddie, we’re now accepting tips on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you’d like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much.

    This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 122 we go back to a conversation with Tom Wishon, an outspoken leader in the world of custom club making. Tom speaks his mind on the then recent USGA rulings about the changes in wedges and explains how it's relevant to you.

    Check out the video of host Fred Greene paragliding off the Santa Monica Mountains and his incredible journey to the beaches of Malibu on our YouTube.com/golfsmarterTV channel. https://youtu.be/E0Hbg48D7Og

    This episode of Golf Smarter is brought to you by ReliefFactor.com/golfsmarter. If you have everyday aches and pains, Relief Factor is 100% drug-free and designed to be taken every day, so you can get out and stay out of pain.
    Go to ReliefFactor.com/GOLFSMARTER and order a 3-Week QuickStart for only $19.95.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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474 Ratings

ActuaryGuy ,

The Best

Fred is a tremendous interviewer. The May 4 discussion with Jim Waldron is a must listen. Open up your mind, listen to this (and Jim Waldron’s previous ones) and acknowledge the massive impact the mental side has on your game. Even better, work with Jim at balancepoint golf directly - the best coach I’ve ever worked with.

mickML ,

Science fiction

I was listening to one episode and as soon as host told the guest that “we need to get you out of your orthotics” I turned this off.

JAL85 ,

Golf Smarter, Golf Better

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.

Jonas from San Diego

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