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Golf Essentials - Daily Insights for Weekend Warriors (Ep.1)

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.

Hey Northerners - Are you Putting in the Work? (Ep.67)

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. 

Golf Equipment Primer - My Two Cents on Choosing New Sticks (Ep.66)

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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Sports Injury Prevention & Recovery with Craig Kotilinek (Ep.65)

Flashback to a chat I had with videographer Craig Kotilinek last week about his sports injuries and some remedies that have worked well. 

The Shanks - A Cure for That Enjoyment-Sucking Death Spiral (Ep.64)

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.

Prep for the PGA Show in Orlando Next Week & Launching KPI Golf (Ep.63)

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.

Yup, The Yips Exist in Other Sports - Like Tennis (Ep.62)

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.

International Jr. Golf Swing Contest - Judged by Jack Nicklaus, Francesco Molinari, Lauren Thompson (Ep.61)

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.

KPI Golf on Underperforming Golf Courses & Their Options (Ep.60)

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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2 Simple Pre-Swing Tips to Get Out of a Golf Slump - or Winter Hiatus (Ep.59)

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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Charlie Rymer Talking Golf, Television, PGA Tour & Myrtle Beach (Ep.54)

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:

Rant: Why Short Sighted Golf Course Operators Suck (Ep.51)

I believe that the most successful businesses (golf or non-golf) take care of the most important things first...and at all costs. It's super upsetting to me to see operators ruining perfectly good businesses - especially golf courses - because they get it totally backwards.

Golf Courses Turning to Tumbleweeds (Ep.47)

Visiting my parents in Southwest Florida this week. Their golf community lost their golf course a couple years back and it's super sad to see. 
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John Brown of KPI Golf on Humility, Owning Mistakes & Data-Driven Decisions (Ep.46)

There is no solution that allows for anything other than constant oversight and management. This is because conditions, economies, market positions, competition, and consumer preferences are always changing. The only way to compete is to evolve with the times. Golf courses are quickly finding that they are not different.
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The Simplest Short Game Tip Ever - Better Contact & Distance Control (Ep.44)

For short shots, make a short backswing. For longer shots, make a longer backswing. It's that simple. If you truly focus on this, you'll be able to swing the club with exactly the same tempo for all length shots. You can relax your hands and arms, and the club will bottom out at the very same spot every time.
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Holding It Together When You're Nervous - Tips From Major Champions (and me) (Ep.42)

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? 
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Deploying Trust and Added Revenue for Golf Courses (Ep.39)

When I go to Germany every summer, the days are very long. The sun rises around 4:00 am and sets around 10:30 pm. Golf courses over there have come up with a very creative (and simple) solution for bringing in revenue during those odd hours of the day when nobody is working.
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How to Break Those Mental (and Scoring) Barriers in Golf (Ep.38)

Many of the so-called barriers that we try to reach in golf are simply arbitrary numbers. I get that it sounds cool to say that you shot 69 instead of 70, but at the end of the day, it's just 1 shot.
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Stymies - The Best Competitive Putting Game Known to Man (Ep.37)

Stymies is a vicious competitive putting game that is best played with as many people as you can wrangle up. Find 10 people and you'll have a blast.  
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Gambling on the Golf Course - What's Your Take? (Ep.36)

I'm down for a friendly wager playing golf with some friends, but is there a point where it goes too far? The USGA rules on amateur status say there is. 

Winning vs. The Yips - Tactics for Gaining Putting Confidence (Ep.35)

In this episode, my good friend Robert and I share our feelings and the challenges that we've both faced. I give him some tips and exercises to build his confidence back up so that he can hit the spring golf season running.