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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.
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3 Key Takeaways from a Day of Killer Beachside Golf (Ep.88)

My good friend Brendon Elliott with Little Linksters Junior Golf invited my wife and I out to play Hammock Beach Resort today. The day was perfect and we learned a few very important things that I though worthy of sharing with you. 
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What High School Golf is Like in Maine (and Most Everywhere) (Ep.87)

My old friend Jon Jacques is a longtime high school golf coach in Maine. He shares some thoughts on what he's seen out of his players over the years, and what it takes to have some fun at the high school level in most areas of the country. 
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Surrounding Yourself with Good People - It Matters (Ep.86)

Choose the people that you play golf with carefully. If you like hard core games, putting everything out, or gambling, go for it. If you'd rather never keep score or never have to hit out of a bunker, find some people who want to play that way. 
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Swing Thought for the Day: Why 2 Levers are Always Better Than 3 (Ep.85)

Your golf swing begins as a one lever system. It's basically a straight line down your left arm down the shaft of the club. As you swing the club further back, you allow your wrist hinge bringing into play a second lever. This is the most powerful system.
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Ever Seen a 90-Page Request for Proposal in Business? (Ep.84)

KPI Golf sent out 2 proposals today for 2 different golf courses. One proposal was a response to a 90-page RFP (request for proposal)! Crazy right? 
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An Attitude of Gratitude is Good for Golf (and Everything) (Ep.83)

A great friend and colleague called me out on social media the other day in a hugely complimentary way. I can tell you that it really hit home and I believe in paying positivity forward. 
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How to Aim Golf Shots Like Jack Nicklaus (Ep.82)

Whether you're precise with your shot making or not, it's good advice to at least aim precisely. It's the best chance you've got to produce the shot you're hoping for...and to evaluate your results.
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Lots of DATA Making My Life Better Today (Ep.81)

First, I got myself a Flightscope MEVO to play around with. MEVO is a tiny golf launch monitor...about the size of a deck of cards. You can bring it with you anywhere and set it behind you when you're hitting shots. 
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The Stress is Real for Beginners - FOMU (Fear of Messing Up) (Ep.80)

Beginners always feel super intimidated at the golf course. Everyone seems to be experts. They all know how to dress, hit great shots, and have so much fun. Starting out can feel overwhelming. 
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Golf Course Owners: How to Get Vendors Competing for Your Business (Ep.79)

Vendors need to be competing for your business, not the other way around...
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Get Your Short Game Feel Down - The Leap Frog Drill (Ep.78)

Super simple. Start with a short chip or pitch shot on the range. On your next shot, try to land the ball on top of the previous ball. It’ll roll out a little farther, then try to hit the 2nd ball with your 3rd shot, and so on.
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Need More Distance & Consistency? Grip it Softly (Ep.77)

It’s human nature to squeeze the club and try to hit the ball harder when you need more distance. The problem is that the complete opposite will give you much better results.
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Quit Chasing Your Tail and Give Long-Term Improvement a Chance (Ep.76)

Lately, I’ve been really simplifying my practice. In my career, whenever I’ve been struggling, I’ve always found that the solutions were far more simple than I would have ever imagined.
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John Brown’s PGA Show Recap - Hampton Connect, Motorcycles and Mini Launch Monitors (Ep.75)

KPI Golf struck an incredible collaboration deal with MG Orender and Hampton Golf to deliver their new Hampton Connect club management software to the market.
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Playing the Canadian PGA Tour & The Infamous Over-Under Rule (Ep.74)

Saw an article about Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler sharing the lead (after the first round) and also sharing a house out in Phoenix this week. Brought back some old memories of traveling around with the boys on the Canadian PGA Tour some years back.
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Exactly How Free Golf Lessons Are Helping Golf Courses Win vs. Slumping Demand (Ep.73)

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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Ball Position: Why It Matters and How to Be Consistent (Ep.72)

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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Improvement 101 - Own the Fact that You Can't Get Around Putting in the Work (Ep.71)

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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Why Fearing the Opinions of Others is Sabotaging Your Golf Game (Ep.70)

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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Why Beginners & Casual Golfers Should Never Have to Pay for Golf Lessons (Ep.69)

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