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Tips from 3 Top Instructors + Kyle Groth of Whiskers Laces
In this edition, I'm joined by 3 of the Top Instructors in the game Tom Patri, Bob Grissett, and Chris Sheehan, plus Kyle Groth of Whiskers Laces.
Tom Patri and I talked about the latest players to go over to join the LIV Tour plus the rumors that 3 more of the Top 30 players could be next. We also get tips for how to improve our mental approach regarding how to put a poor shot in the rearview mirror and not get ahead of ourselves when we're playing really well.
Bob Grissett breaks down some of the all-time best ball strikers including what makes them so good. We also hear the gruesome details shared by a doctor Bob knows who works at the hospital that attended to Tiger following his 2021 car accident. According to the doctor, Tiger's right leg was only still attached by a few tendons.
Chris Sheehan is the Head Golf Professional at one of the oldest golf courses in the country, the Pittsburgh Field Club. We hear all about the course's rich history, from the numerous legendary course designers who have lent their hands there, to the incredible legend of the 18th hole where some members died back in the day climbing the steep incline, to the famous athletes who have come and requested to play the course.
Kyle Groth is the Co-Founder and CEO of Whiskers Laces, a company that makes quality shoelaces that add a flash of color to your golf shoes, dress shoes, boots, and/or sneakers. Set your shoes apart by checking out their great laces and cool, matching socks at: www.whiskerslaces.com
Dottie Pepper, Nick O'Hern, & Michael Breed Join Me...
2 time Major Champion Dottie Pepper, the only player to beat Tiger Woods twice in match play Nick O'Hern, & one of the Top Instructors and Host of A New Breed of Golf, Michael Breed, join me...
Dottie Pepper became the first On-Course Commentator in Master's history. She shares the story of how that came about, plus Tiger's surprise when he saw her inside the ropes. She also tells the stories of how she was able to get into Augusta National and down Magnolia Lane to see the final round of the 1987 Masters when she was a senior at Furman. She answers the question of what the greatest round is that she's ever witnessed either as a player or commentator, and the dramatic finish from when she captured her first LPGA major championship victory at the 1992 ANA Inspiration.
Nick O'Hern talks about his new book "How To Play Your Best Golf, Strategies From A Tour Pro. I also get his thoughts on players going over to the LIV Tour, what his strategy was that allowed him to beat Tiger Woods twice in World Match Play events, plus why players insist on going for the pin on 12 at Augusta National during the final round when we've seen so many of those shots wind up in Rae's Creek.
Michael Breed starts out talking about his dream to play Major League Baseball and the time when he pitched back-to-back games one righthanded and one lefthanded. We hear about the endowment fund he started for the men's golf team at his college alma mater in honor of his coach Ted Keller. Michael also shares his experience qualifying for and then playing in the 1994 Greater Hartford Open. I get his perspective on the LIV Tour, plus Lexi Thompson's performance at the KPMG PGA Championship.
Tom Patri, Debbie O'Connell, Charlie Mechem, & Steve Yellin Join Me...
Two of the Top Instructors in the game, Tom Patri and Debbie O'Connell plus former LPGA Tour Commission & Author Charlie Mechem, and the Designer of a program called Fluid Motion Factor, Steve Yellin, Join Me...
Our resident Director of Instruction Tom Patri shares his concerns about the LIV Tour, the proposed changes the PGA Tour is looking to make for next season, and if Will Zalatoris was his student, what he would have said to him Sunday night after his third 2nd place finish in a major.
Debbie O'Connell is annually recognized by the LPGA as a Top 50 Instructor. We delved deeply into our mental approach. We hear about what "flow state" is, her Keys To A Champion Mindset, how to not listen to our inner critic, and how to stay in the moment when we're on pace to shoot our best round ever and our buddies say things like, "hey if you par the last 2 holes you'll break 80."
Charlie Mechem has a new book out titled: "Arnie & Jack, Stories Of My Long Friendship with Two Remarkable Men". Listen in as Charlie shares several of the stories in the book including, how he convinced them to co-design The King & The Bear Course at the World Golf Village when neither wanted to do it. We hear how different both men viewed playing golf when they got older, Arnie played every day and Jack rarely plays. He tells the hilarious story of how Arnie couldn't understand why anyone wouldn't go for it on 13 & 15 at Augusta National...do you know how many times I finished 2nd in The Masters? Neither do I.
Steven Yellin created a program called Fluid Motion Factor. He delves deeply into brain function and how we've grooved our swings but what gets in the way is our minds. We learn about turning our intellect off, finding wholeness and the key element being that moment before we start our backswing.
Brian Jacobs, Cindy Miller, & Nancy Quarcelino Plus David Pursell Join Me...
Three of the Top Instructors in the game: Brian Jacobs, Cindy Miller, & Nancy Quarcelino plus David Pursell, the owner of #1 course in Alabama Pursell Farms, Join Me...
We talk LIV Tour, a potential Women's LIV Tour, US Open, playing lessons to help fix your slice, get up and down from a greenside bunker, hit a high, soft pitch when we've short sided ourselves, plus all the great innovations at the #1 course in Alabama, Pursell Farms.
Tim Simpson, Ian Baker-Finch, Paul Tesori, & Kip Henley Join Me...
Tim Simpson shares his thoughts on the LIV Tour, having to pay to use pictures of himself on his Web site, and if there is a path back to the PGA Tour for the players choosing to play there if that Tour fails. Tim also shares some tips to help us improve our mental game.
Ian Baker-Finch won the Open Championship in 1991 and is now one of the best Analysts in the game. You can hear Ian as part of the CBS broadcast team. In this segment, he shares his insights and concerns about the LIV Tour. We talk about his 3 Top 10 finishes and The Masters and what allowed him to play so well there. We hear about how he taught himself the game by reading Jack Nicklaus' book "Golf My Way" and then years later playing alongside Jack in a practice round at the 1985 Open Championship at Royal St. George's. We also go back to his first PGA Tour victory at Colonial in 1989 and his big win at the 1991 Open Championship that featured a 3rd round 64 that included nine 3s on his scorecard. He followed up with opening his final round with a front nine 29 that included 5 birdies in his first 7 holes, on his way to shooting 66.
Paul Tesori is the caddie for Webb Simpson. Paul shares memories from his college golf days at the University of Florida and being a part of their National Champion and back-to-back SEC Championship teams in the mid-90s. We also hear about his relationship with Vijay Singh, how he and Webb started working together, and Paul's thoughts on the LIV Tour.
Kip Henley caddies on Tour for William McGirt. In this segment, Kip tells us why he hopes the LIV Tour becomes successful and how underpaid Tour players are in relation to other athletes. We go back to 2009 when he was on the bag for Brian Gay when Brian won at Habour Town by 10 strokes. Kip also talks about the important role his wife plays in his career even when he's away on Tour plus details the good and the bad sides of life as a Tour caddie.
Jane Blalock, Tom Patri, Jeff Tracy, & Damon Hack Join Me...
LPGA Legend Jane Blalock, Top Instructor Tom Patri, the Host of Grilling at the Green Jeff Tracy, & Golf Channel Host Damon Hack Join Me...
Jane Blalock updates us on the upcoming tournaments on the Legends of the LPGA Tour and Annika Sorenstam's impact of playing last year in the US Women's Senior Open. We also look back to what it was like playing on the LPGA Tour during the 1970s and '80s, her desire to start a Women's Masters Tournament, and the PGA Women's Clinics that she's a part of to help grow the game.
Tom Patri shares his thoughts on Mito Pereira's collapse on the 72nd hole at the PGA Championship and on whether any shine comes off Justin Thomas' win because of how it transpired. We also hear his thoughts on whether Tiger should continue to play this year, the meteoric rise of Steven Alker on the Champions Tour, and not only is the equipment and golf ball better than it was in the 70s and 80s but also how much better course conditions are now.
Jeff Tracy shares the story of how he got his start in broadcasting 30 years ago hosting The Horseman's World. He shares how golf and food started to get intertwined with his shows. He talks about working with The Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr, having a role in the Kevin Costner film The Postman, and whether he gets more satisfaction out of playing a great round of golf or barbequing the perfect rack of ribs.
Damon Hack shares his thoughts on whether Jack Nicklaus' reputation is under any threat after being sued by the Nicklaus Companies. We hear which milkshake is his favorite that's being served this week at The Memorial Tournament and who he likes to win the event. I also get his thoughts on Mito Pereria and Tiger Woods, plus when or if we'll see Phil Mickelson playing this season.