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Golf Essentials is Casey Bourque's way of meeting you where you are with a "tell it like it is" methodology for feeling better about playing golf - answering all your questions, live Q&A sessions, practice planning, drills, tips, and insights to make the best use of the limited time you have at the course. Casey explains the approach and principles that took him from a small town in Maine to playing in the US Open Championship.
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I’m pretty sure you’ll agree that the estimates and assumption I’m using are extremely conservative. A 5% conversion rate is very low for public facilities, but for private clubs may be very high (of course average customer values are also much higher).
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I get a lot of questions about ball position. Why is it important? Where do I put the ball for the different clubs in my bag? How do I know if I’m doing it right?
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I believe that casual golfers don’t need to spend money on golf lessons...or at least they shouldn't have to spend money on lessons.
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I’ve heard a few times from my audience that they feel that my stuff is too advanced for them or that they aren’t good enough to benefit.
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After 2 months of running this podcast, I've figured out the tie that binds all my messaging together: Free Golf Lessons for All Beginners and Casual Golfers
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Spent that last couple days running around the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. I had the chance to test out all the new clubs and equipment on the ma
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If you're not practicing don't complain about not getting better. When I was in high school, I used to hit balls in to a net every day, and head to the beach because that was the only place without snow.
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It’s that time of year when lots of people start thinking about building their set for the spring. This episode is about my thoughts on some basics to go with if you’re a relative beginner grabbing some new clubs.
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Flashback to a chat I had with videographer Craig Kotilinek last week about his sports injuries and some remedies that have worked well.
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The shanks can come out of nowhere. They’re super scary and often paralyze golfers and suck the enjoyment out of the game. The big problem is when they get into your head and you feel things spiraling out of control.
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Heading to the PGA Show next week. So much to do in preparation for announcing KPI Golf Management to the world. We’re going to be super busy next week meeting with vendors and solidifying contractual relationships.
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Sidechannel conversation with my good friend and master videographer Craig Kotilinek. Craig's day job is running CSK Creative, a videography and design agency here in Orlando.
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Brendon Elliott, PGA Member shares the details on his global junior golf swing contest. The panel of judges is incredible - Jack Nicklaus, Lauren Thompson, Francesco Molinari to name a few.
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John Brown discusses the options that struggling and underperforming golf courses have. The first big misconception is that professional advice and exploratory conversations only come with hard sales pitches for club management contracts. This isn't the case at all.
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Without good setup and alignment, your swing is doomed. Don't get it mixed up. The quickest wins are in your setup and stance - nothing to do with your swing. Most people focus on "in-swing" faults and ignore the "pre-swing". I do the opposite.
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I've known Craig for 8 or 9 years now here in Orlando. He's an extremely talented and accomplished videographer and business operator. CSK Creative is a video production agency boasting clients like Golf Digest, Mercedes, The US Coast Guard, Total Wine and Wakeboarding Magazine.
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KPI Golf Management owner and business partner John Brown Jr. shares some stories of over 45 years in the golf course ownership and management business. It's not always sunshine and lollipops in the golf business!
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Well, last night was the first car accident ever. Fortunately nobody was hurt, but a close call nevertheless. A REALLY close call...and a lesson for all of you on guy golf trips.
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Many don't realize (myself included) how great a player that Charlie was in his early days. He's still competing occasionally on PGA Tour Champions as well. After Q-School one year, he ran into his good friend Gary McCord who told him he should get into television:
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Country clubs bringing in outside management do so in one of two major ways: 1. They recognize they need help and expertise to help them move forward optimally. 2. A firm offers to inject some capital over time in exchange for ownership stake in the club (equity vs. non-equity).