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Go behind the scenes of golf instruction on tour with top 100 instructor Tony Ruggiero.

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    • 4.8 • 73 Ratings

Go behind the scenes of golf instruction on tour with top 100 instructor Tony Ruggiero.

    Preparing for Q School and Lessons Learned During a Season

    Preparing for Q School and Lessons Learned During a Season

    Zack Sucher, Eric Brunner and Tony talk about getting Zack ready for Q School - mentally, physically and technically. They dive into the biggest factors that have improved his short game, full swing and how to get back to the habits that work best. For Zack, refocusing his priorities was crucial. For some time he was chasing speed, but he had to go back to focusing on hitting the ball solid all the time first, before working on distance and speed. They also discuss the lessons learned during the season and much more.

    • 33 min
    Ralph Bauer: What you Need to Know About Putting

    Ralph Bauer: What you Need to Know About Putting

    Ralph Bauer and Tony talk all things putting. He explains where he starts when work with tour players, it’s changing their perspective to understanding how they missed is due to misreading instead of pushing or pulling. He talks about his new app, and how it solves the missing part to putting better is reading the greens better. The technology accelerates what would take years into weeks. They also discuss which grip is best for your putting, and the data he found from testing twelve tour players on left to righters and right to lefters. This episode is full of ways to improve your putting, and stories from Ralph and Tony on how they’ve helped players improve over the years.

    • 30 min
    Hal Sutton: Gray Areas

    Hal Sutton: Gray Areas

    Hal Sutton joins Tony to talk about what he learned from his success of playing on Tour and how he transitioned into instruction. Hal shares how instruction has taking away his feel for the game, and what he would tell his younger self about goals, who to work with and how to navigate success. He gives his best advice to college players wanting to pro, how to gain experience, the necessity of being honest, disciplined and playing with freedom. This is episode is full of great insight, stories and what it takes to become a great player.

    • 31 min
    Old Palm round table

    Old Palm round table

    Tony is joined by Dr. Scott Lynn, Mark Hackett, Dan Terlescki and members of Palm Golf Club to talk about what exercises and areas to focus on for injuries, or adjusting training to accommodate changes in physical ability. They share a variety a ways to improve balance, strength training and how to use your hands and arms to alleviate pressure. They also discuss technology, focusing on movement, setup, screening and so much more as they take questions from members of the club.

    • 35 min
    Coaching Roundtable: Best Advice, Training Drills and Paying it Forward

    Coaching Roundtable: Best Advice, Training Drills and Paying it Forward

    Tony Ruggiero is joined by Callaghan Elzey, Jackson Koert and Mark Hackett. Callahan is a teaching pro, who joined the group for a weekend to observe and work on his own game. He shares how Tony’s approach to coaching inspired him to reach out to learn directly from the source. Each coach passes on their best advice to Callaghan.

    Tony and Emilio talk training for Q School, and the importance of having a hyper focused practice plan in place is key to training.

    • 33 min
    How to use social media as a teacher and a golfer to improve

    How to use social media as a teacher and a golfer to improve

    Tony is joined by Luke Kerr Dineen, Jackson Koert, Justin Parsons and Wayne Flint to discuss how coaches can develop their influence with social media and improving player’s performance. Luke shares his experience as a player and Golf Magazine/GOLF.com Editor, to give tips on what’s impactful to their audience and the average golfer, that can build traction for teachers. You’ll also hear from each of the coaches on keeping your coaching SIMPLE because being complicated is NOT a compliment. Every part of this episode is rich with tips to further develop your coaching and media presence.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Buttercut59 ,

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Great Listen for anyone looking to improve at all aspects of the game! Definitely makes long car rides more enjoyable.

kyle leeds ,

Get to listening!

If you have any though of playing competitive golf, or coaching competitive golfers you need to listen to this podcast. Its an unbelievable resource filled with decades of tour knowledge and experience. Like and subscribe 😉

Cal_Mitchell ,

Best in the business

Want a professional insight on the PGA? Look no further! Coach Tony does a great job on providing an entertaining podcast with legendary PGA/coaching professionals. While also giving some tips and instruction that can improve your own golf game.

Great job Coach! Looking forward to many more future podcasts!

Cal Mitchell

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