Welcome to The Golf Essentials Podcast
(for Weekend Warriors)
In a past life, I used to play golf for a living, now I run an online marketing agency…but I still love talking golf, hearing from people, and sharing ideas.
I believe that our future will be audio and voice focused. If you’ve got kids playing around with Alexa or Google Home, then you know what I mean.
Here’s what I believe about both golf and business:
- Both are challenging, but neither needs to be complicated – simple and consistent is best.
- Expensive and infrequent improvement sessions aren’t optimal – light, regular refinements are much better.
- There’s no magic pill (sorry) – it’s about making the most of the time you’re spending and focusing on highest impact activities to improve.
What you should listen to first…
Golf Channel’s Charlie Rymer Talking Golf, Television, PGA Tour & Myrtle Beach
Really fun chat with one of Golf Channel’s top personalities.
He shares how he ended up in television, what life was like full-time at Golf Channel, and his new gig helping to promote his old stomping grounds Myrtle Beach as a leading golf destination. We get into a lot of topics…his background growing up in South Carolina alongside fellow TV pioneer Kelly Tilghman who became the first female to do play-by-play in a major sport.
He gets into his playing accomplishments including winning the US Junior, playing at Georgia Tech, winning on the Web.com Tour and a couple close calls to winning on the PGA Tour too.
How to Play Those 50-Yard Wedge Shots Without Fear
I used to absolutely fear a 50 yard wedge shot in golf tournaments. I’d do all I could to avoid them. Mostly that meant laying up to 100 yards leaving a full wedge into the green.
While that might be a good way to avoid embarrassment, it’s not the way to become the best player you can.
Holding it Together When You’re Nervous – Tips from a former World #1 (and me)
What is it about pressure that causes our body to react so strangely. You may not even be all that nervous about the outcome, and for some reason, you can’t swing the same way, your putting goes bad, and you can’t even think straight?
It happens to all of us.
First of all, golf is hard. We tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves. Pressure to product perfection, when we know that perfection isn’t ever possible.
So how can we deal? How can be pull off good shots when we need them the most?
Putting in the Work: An Interview with the Vermont Lumberjacks Hockey Team
As you might expect, the drive and work ethic that it takes to succeed in the sport of hockey is much like what it takes to do great things in golf (or really anything for that matter).
- Why Processes, Buying Power and Expertise are Just Table Stakes in Golf Management December 4, 2019
- Add Some "Muscle Confusion" to your Practice October 23, 2019
- Which Social Platforms are Best for My Business? October 21, 2019
- Practice Blueprint: How to Blend Science and Art on the Driving Range October 18, 2019
- College Golf - How to Win the Attention of Coaches October 15, 2019
- Interview with a New York City Graffiti Artist: How he became a Head Golf Pro at Brown Golf October 14, 2019
Want to be on the show?
This is a listener-guided program. Shoot me your questions and I'll address them on an upcoming show, or invite you on.
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