The 18STRONG Podcast is a golf show that has its roots in fitness but has grown to include much more than just talking about exercise for golfers.
Whether you’re looking to win a club championship, trying to break 90, or just excited about an epic golf trip with your buddies, each episode contains powerful information you can immediately put into action, on and off the course, that will have a massive impact on your game.
Join Jeff Pelizzaro, Golf Digest Top 50 Golf Fitness Professional, Physical Therapist, and co-founder of 18STRONG, as he interviews and trades epic stories with the biggest names in golf (players, coaches, trainers, and other unique personalities) about what it means to be “18STRONG”.
319: Drew “Sleezy” Stoltz: Taking Down Tour Pros, Talking Trash, and GOLF’s Subpar Podcast
Today we have Drew “Sleezy” Stoltz from GOLF’s Subpar Podcast. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to their show, they interview some of the most well-known names in the world of golf (Rickie Fowler, Gary Woodland, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, just to name a few).
We had a blast talking with Drew about his background in golf, growing up playing the “Jicky Jacks” as he likes to call them, his pivot into the radio/media world and how he and Colt started their radio show and their massively popular podcast, GOLF’s SubPar pod.
Drew also sheds some insider light on living and playing in Scottsdale at Whisper Rock, a home to many tour pros, celebs, and athletes, along with some hilarious stories of taking down tour pros on the course and how talking trash is a secret weapon of his. Let’s just say we had a lot of fun on this episode.
Drew Stoltz’s Background
* Drew “Sleezy” Stoltz is a former semi-professional golfer turned radio/podcast host on the GOLF’s Subpar Podcast and Gravy and the Sleaze Show with his co-host Colt Knost.* Drew played collegiate golf at TCU and spent many years on the mini tours (aka Jicky Jacks)* Drew spends his days in Scottsdale Arizona with his wife and daughter, but frequents Whisper Rock Golf club where he, on occasion, takes money from PGA Tour players.
Highlights From This Episode:
* His history in the sport of golf and how he went from his semi-pro golf career to hosting one of the most popular golf radio shows and now podcasts with Colt Knost.* How he met and got to know Colt and the history of their radio show and podcast from it’s beginning to what it is now 2 hours a day 3 days a week. * He also talks about not only where his nickname comes from but how he likes to hand out nicknames that stick to tour players he plays with and his dream guest on his show.* He talks about why Scottsdale and more specifically Whisper Rock so special for not only its Upper course designed by Tom Fazio and Lower Course designed by Phil Mickelson, but for its mantra of leaving the ego at the door and treating all players as equals.* I ask my Drew vs. Colt questions to get a better idea for them as golf enthusiasts, players, and hosts like who would be a better host of Scottsdale, who is the bigger trashtalker, and what fitness/practice looks like to them.* The time he accidentally sent a trash-talking text to Jordan Spieth mid-round and he elaborates on his hit rap song “Scorpion Queen.”
Favorite Golf Movie? Tin Cup
Favorite Book? With Winning In Mind by Dr. Lanny Bassham
Walk-up song? What a man by Salt N Peppa
Bucket list course? Any where on the east coast of AustraliaOne course for the rest of your life? Pine ValleyWho is in your Dream Celebrity Foursome?
Ricky Gervais, Bill Burr, Larry David or Dave Chappelle
Who is in your Dream Athlete Foursome?
Nick Van Exel, Jason Williams, and Ladainian Tomlinson
Last Piece of Advice?
Get uncomfortable and love to compete
Where to Find Drew Stoltz:
TwitterGOLF’s Subpar Podcast
318: Michael Losier: How to RESET Your “Golf Vibes” and Get the Results You Want
If you feel like you are in a rut or not getting the results you want on or off the golf course, I want you to pay very close attention to this episode because our guest, Michael Losier, is literally the world’s foremost expert on teaching people how to get what they want.
Michael is known as the “how-to guy” for teaching the law of attraction. He is the best-selling author of 3 books: The Law of Attraction, The Law of Connection, and You Life’s Purpose. And his book, The Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don’t (which we are really going to dive into in today’s episode) has sold over 3.5 million copies in over 37 languages.
But does what Michael teaches work for golf and all of the goals you are working toward in your life? The answer is definitely “YES” As you’ll hear Michael explain, we get what we focus on and it all boils down to what questions your asking yourself over and over again.
Michael Losier’s Background
* Michael Losier (low-zee-eh) , known as the how-to-guy for teaching Law of Attraction, is a best-selling author of the three (3) books: Law of Attraction, Law of Connection, and Your Life’s Purpose.* Law of Attraction has sold over 3.5 million copies in 37 languages. Michael caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey, who interviewed him four times on her Soul Series™ radio show on Sirius/XM. Oprah invited him to have his own show her Oprah & Friends Radio.* He has certified 550 Law of Attraction Facilitators in 17 countries, teaching them how to use Accelerated Learning Techniques when teaching Law of Attraction.* He lives n beautiful Victoria, BC, on Canada’s west coast.
Highlights From This Episode:
* Michael defines NLP and shares the background story of how his interest and dedication to learning and teaching the principles of the Law of Attraction led to him becoming a best-selling author and highly sought-after speaker.* He defines NLP and how he got to where he is today and what led him to write his three successful books.* He goes over his 5 point quiz to help us visualize how we already see and recognize the law of attraction in our own lives and how we can harness that to manifest the self you want to be.* Understanding and interpreting “Vibes”: how being able to decipher what our gut feelings are telling us about people, places, and actions to help us make the choices and tweak to get to where we want and what we want.* The importance of resetting the way you frame negatives to focus less on what you don’t have or want and more on outcomes and things you do.
Where to Find Michael Losier:
Law of Attraction Book
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317: Jake Hutt: How to Hit it “Purina” and Suck Less at Golf . . .
Jake Hutt (Jake Hutt Golf and co-Founder of Dryvebox) was a hockey player growing up through his high school and college years but turned into a teaching pro and golf instructor that decided he was going to do things a little differently than any other instructor out there.
Because of his unique style, Jake’s golf content is exploding on social media right now. You see, Jake wants to grow the game like every other golf pro, but he also wants to break down the notion that the game has to be stuffy and serious all the time. Between the flatbill caps, his long hair (known as “flow” or “lettuce” or “salad” in the hockey world), and his instruction videos that are more like freestyle raps, Jake is killing it when it comes to content that is both helping and entertaining amateur golfers out there.
And it’s not just content that Jake is doing differently. His new company, Dryvebox, brings the driving range to you with a truck/trailer fully outfitted with a simulator and Trackman in the back. So in this world of craziness right now, you can literally play Augusta National or take a golf lesson in your driveway or the nearest parking lot!
Jake Hutt’s Background:
* Jake Hutt Played junior hockey for 3 years in the NAHL Topeka Roadrunners * Played College Hockey at Salve Regina in Rhode Island * He is a Class A teaching pro * Did apprenticeship at Stanford and taught there For 6 years * Jake has a passion and background in music, which he has used to separate his teaching from the rest via his uniques style of content on Instagram* Jake is the cofounder of Dryvebox, a mobile golf simulator company that “brings golf to everyone”
Highlights From This Episode:
* His background in hockey and golf and what led him to the level of golf instruction he is at now. * He also dives into his style of learning and how reading the essential Jack Niklaus and Ben Hogan literature and learning the physics and anatomy of the golf swing led to his creative and modern instruction videos.* The sheer volume of information that goes into a golf swing and how the average golfer can be overwhelmed trying to think of the biomechanics and physics of a golf swing so Jake likes to keep things as simple as possible and apply it in the most simple way. * He also talks on the focus with his videos of taking out the fluff and just getting the pertinent tips and ideas in a funny, engaging, and creative way.* Why he has an emphasis on how his swing looks, the juxtaposition of moving like a hockey player vs. moving like a golfer and what skills and techniques can cross over, and what needs to stay separate.* The conception and idea behind his company Dryvebox: a simulator out of a trailer that aims to make golf and golf instruction with leading technology more accessible.
Favorite Golf Movie? Happy Gilmore
Inspirational Book? The Talent code by Daniel Coyle
What is your walk-up song to the first teebox? Tu y Yo by Rogelio Martinez
If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? Shia Lebeouf, Matthew McConaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio at CyprusIf you could only play one course for the rest of your life where would it be? Cypress Point
Where to Find Jake Hutt Golf and Dryvebox:
316: Lt Col Dan Rooney: High Speed, Low Drag Lessons for Golf and Life
In this week’s episode I have the privilege of sitting down with Lt Col Dan Rooney, the founder of Folds of Honor, one of the most successful charitable organizations in the game of golf.
Folds of Honor, provides educational scholarships to families of fallen or disabled service members and it was started back in 2007 as a basic fundraiser charity tournament and now has provided over $145 million dollars worth of scholarships to families.
Dan is also the only person on the planet that is both a fighter pilot AND PGA teaching professional so there is a lot of stuff to talk about on today’s episode. On top of that he is also the author of the new book Fly Into the Wind, so this episode is probably going to be one where you pull over the car, grab a pen and paper because there is definitely notes and insight to be taken from Dan on how his lessons as fighter pilot have guided so many of the decisions and habits of his life in the plane, on the course, and everywhere else.
Lt. Col. Dan Rooney’s Background:
* Lt Col Dan Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor, an F-16 Fighter Pilot (1,800 hours of flight time) with 3 combat tours in Iraq, and a PGA Golf Professional. * He is a Fox News contributor and host of the Fox Nation’s series Fly Into the Wind. * As an author he has written two books, A Patriot’s Calling: Living Life between Fear and Faith and Fly Into the Wind: How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness On Your Ascent to Greatness. * Lt Col Rooney was the motivational team speaker for two US Ryder Cup teams.* He has been recognized as one of People magazine’s”Heroes of the Year”, Money magazine’s”Hero of the Year” and ABC World News Tonight’s “Persons of the Year.” * He was a CNN Hero and awarded the Fox Nation Ultimate Patriot Award.* He lives in Owasso, Oklahoma with his wife, five daughters, and three dogs.
Highlights From This Episode:
* His background and how the synchronicity of chance and purpose led him to be both a fighter pilot and PGA Professional. * He talks on the parallels he has seen between the two spheres of his life and how his experience as a fighter pilot has improved his golf game and vice versa.* The inception of Folds of Honor, it’s humble beginnings to what it is now, its purpose and mission to help families of fallen or disable service members and it’s reach to date.* What led to him starting and founding Patriot Golf Day and how it has raised $58 million in its 13 years and how he is re-opening his fathers golf course as American Dunes with the help and design of Jack Niklaus this May.* He talks on the inspiration behind his new book Fly Into the Wind and the need of resistance to ascend to reach our goals and aspirations. * We also go through a few of the lines of effort from the book that helps in re-framing your life.
Favorite Golf Movie? Caddy Shack
Inspirational Book? The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
What is your walk-up song to the first teebox? I’m Alright by Kenny Loggins
If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? My Dad, My Grandfather and Jack Niklaus at Bandon Dunes (or anywhere on the water)
Where to Find Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor, and his book:
Folds of Honor
315: Kevin Carr: Taking the Guesswork Out of “Functional Training” for Golfers
Kevin Carr is a strength coach and manager at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning which is one of the top training facilities for both athletes and every day joes up in Boston.
Kevin is also the co-founder of Movement as Medicine, the creator of the Functional Strength Coach Certification, and ultimately, what we are really talking about today is that he just authored a book called Functional Training Anatomy.
This text is basically a handbook with incredible illustrations on how you should train no matter your level. In the book, Kevin lays out a super practical plan that every golfer could use to become a stronger, better moving athlete. In this episode, we dive deeper into what functional training really is why it’s so important that you as golfer take some ownership of understanding how to train on your own.
Kevin Carr’s Background:
* Kevin Carr is a strength and conditioning coach and manager at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC) as well as a massage therapist and cofounder of Movement as Medicine, a massage and movement therapy clinic in Woburn, Massachusetts.* He is the creator of the Certified Functional Strength Coach certification.* Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a license in massage therapy from Cortiva Institute in Watertown, Maryland.* Carr amassed a wealth of experience in the field of sport performance and personal training while working at MBSC and has traveled all over the world to educate thousands of coaches and therapists about the MBSC coaching system.* He has coached everyone from U.S. Olympians looking for a competitive edge to the average person looking to shed some pounds, move better, and improve their health.
Highlights From This Episode:
* Where he started and how he got connected with Mike Boyle at MBSC through an internship very early in his career and what he learned from Mike and others at MBSC.* How he defines Functional Training as the most useful approach to getting the average athlete to perform better and attain their specific goals as well as dispelling the confusion around how it gets misrepresented.* We dive into his book Functional Training Anatomy and he expands on some key topics like how they pick the exercises they do, his philosophy on movement prep and how they structure workouts, mobility vs. flexibility, and more.* The importance of medicine ball work and plyometrics for the everyday golfer and how to implement it into your workout. We also talk on the concept of how you can’t get faster when you’re tired and the importance of putting these exercises in the beginning of your workout.* His research and anecdotal experiences from working at MBSC that has changed his perspectives on different training philosophies and how everyone goes through the same introductory program but each approach is tailored to the athlete and their body composition goals. * He also talks about the biggest lessons that he would pass on to future coaches and what are the habits of a high-functioning coach and athlete.
Favorite Golf Movie? Happy Gilmore
Inspirational Book? Meditation by Marcus Aurelius
What is your walk-up song to the first teebox? Thunderstruck by AC/DC
If you could play anywhere in the world with any 3 people, who would it be and where would you play? My grandparents from both sides at Butternut Country Club
Bucket-list coarse? Augusta
Greatest piece of advice? Don’t take yourself too seriously
Where to Find Kevin Carr and his book:
314: Brian Bradley: Your Body Isn’t Broken, It’s Just Bent.
This week’s guest is one of my favorite people on the planet; Brian Bradley, head of the Egoscue Method Clinics. Brian is an amazing person who has not only been working with thousands of individuals throughout his clinics, he is one of the advisors to Tony Robins, the Tony Robins, and speaks on Tony’s stage during their live events. In fact they just did a live virtual event where Brian was presenting to 800,000 people online.
It’s all about what we’re trying to do here; have the resources to improve yourself and get yourself stronger or, in this case, fix what’s going on. If you have any pain or issues, this is where Brian’s specialty lies: in helping you to fix yourself.
He likes to say you’re bent, not broken so no matter what you have going on physically, there is something that you can do to improve that and get out pain. So don’t think of this as just a medical podcast, this is about way more like the mental game, the physical game, and becoming the ultimate version of you.
Brian Bradley’s Background:
* Brian is on a mission to help millions of people learn how to live healthier, pain-free lives and achieve complete fitness. * He presents, consults, and conducts training with corporations, organizations, and nonprofits on the topics of chronic pain, healthy living, and high-level performance. * His clients include the Tony Robbins Companies, Bulletproof Radio, YPO, the Seattle Study Club, and the NFL.Brian has been studying “true” biomechanics and human anatomy using The Egoscue Method for more than 25 years. * As the Posture-Pain-Performance coach and motivational speaker, he has spoken in more than 15 countries, promoting a myriad of healthy principles for achieving success in all areas of personal and professional life. * Brian believes that real and lasting change can happen when we commit to health as a lifestyle. His postural training, fitness experience and engaging personality get people of all ages moving and digging deep to get their best results.* Brian has been with Egoscue for 25 years and met Pete Egoscue when he was working with Jack Nicklaus. He is now the Vice President of Egoscue University and speaks all over the world on the topics of pain, posture and performance. * He has worked very closely over the years with TPI and many other governing bodies to share his experience and expertise.
Highlights From This Episode:
* Brian gives his elevator pitch on his background, who he is, and everything The Egoscue Method is about in living a pain free life.* He dives more into the Egoscue method and breaking down proper alignment and balance into a few main important muscle/body groups to better conceptualize what alignment should look like and practical ways on how to achieve better alignment and receive the dividends from that.* His philosophy of “Bent not Broken” and how age should not be as heavy of a factor when looking at changing your physicality and your mentality around your health and well being.* The role that posture plays in the set up and throughout the entire golf swing and the importance of posture first before you start trying to train or strengthen your swing or hip rotation.* The “New World, New You” Challenge he did with Tony Robbins and getting close to a million people to have a different mindset of doing good and coming out of this past year better and ready to make the world better.
Past Episodes with Brian Bradley:
18SP 018: Brian Bradley | Breathing Life into Your Game | Egoscue
116: Redefining Performance through Movement with Brian Bradley
Greatness invites Greatness
Jeff is the most humble of the top 50 golf fitness instructors. He invites the best and learns from them (allowing us listeners to learn even more)
Found this podcast. Right time and right place. Help gave me the motivation to start a journey in fixing my body
Needs to strengthen his ethics
Wish this guy the best, but not at the expense of others...