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121: Jason Glass Hijacks the Podcast.  The Reverse Interview!  

Happy New Year, everyone!

Today we have a different kind of guest on the show – me.

Jason Glass (from episode 2), comes onto the 18STRONG podcast to steal the show and ask me a few questions about what we’re doing with the community here. We get into a range of topics, including why we started the show, who it’s aimed at, what’s in store for 2017 and much more!

Without giving too much away, this was a lot of fun and I think you guys are going to enjoy it.

Highlights from this Episode

We talk about the 18STRONG Podcast and how we go about deciding what to keep in the show, producing show artwork, and other technical details of the show.
My beard.
How we came to decide on the theme and vision for the podcast. We also get into the t-shirts we’ve been making, and how we got Jordan Spieth to wear his around!
What I do Monday – Friday, when I’m not working on 18STRONG. We talk about the fitness work I do with clients and the approach I take with them to help them play better golf.
The expectations we had with the podcast before getting into it. When I work with clients day in, day out, we get a lot of great insight into what actual challenges people are having when it comes to golf fitness. From there we can create tailored content, and choose the best guests for the audience.
Some of my favorite guests we’ve had on the show, and the community that has grown out of the show.
The importance of getting things done, over getting things perfect.

What is the mission for 18STRONG moving forward?
To be the voice of golf fitness, and to grow the 18STRONG community as much as we can. Details to come in 2017! We’re also looking at running an 18STRONG road trip, showing people the gyms and clinics of the big names in golf fitness.

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Jason Glass Resources:
The Coach Glass Podcast: iTunes

18STRONG episode 002: How to train and Play Stronger| Dream Big and Over-Deliver

Jason Glass social media:

Twitter: @JasonGlassLab

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachglasspodcast/

Instagram: @jasonglasslab
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122: How to Overcome Any Obstacle by Defining Your Personal Manifesto with Dr. Bhrett McCabe  

I am super excited to bring this week's guest back on the show.  Dr. Bhrett McCabe is one of the top sports psychologists in the game of golf and has become a great friend of 18STRONG.

With his incredible clinical training, personal journey as an elite pitcher and his experience working with professional athletes, Bhrett is a master at helping his clients overcome fears, doubts, and push themselves to levels they didn't know they had.

His book The Mindside Manifesto is the long-awaited for compilation of concepts and lessons that Bhrett has developed over the years.  I aIn this interview, we get to talk about the inspiration and struggles behind writing the book and how developing your own personal Mindside Manifesto can elevate you to a completely new level.

Dr. Bhrett McCabe's Background

Dr. McCabe holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University (LSU), with an emphasis in behavioral medicine.

He completed his 12-month, pre-doctoral internship at the prestigious Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, RI.

He has published several academic journal articles, presented numerous scientific presentations, and provided insight and authored numerous articles for trade magazines such as GOLF Magazine, Golf World, and ESPNW, among others.
Dr. McCabe was a 4-year letterman for the LSU baseball team, coached by legendary coach Skip Bertman, and was a member of 2 National Championship teams (1991 and 1993), 3 Southeastern Conference championship teams (1991-1993), and 3 College World Series teams (1991, 1993, and 1994).
He led the LSU baseball team in appearances as a pitcher in the 1994 and 1995 seasons, and fought through injury to earn a trusted role on the team from closing games and getting out of trouble regardless of the inning.
From the baseball diamond as a player, through training as a psychologist, to leading The MindSide, it is about competing for excellence.

Highlights From This Episode

In this episode we discuss Dr. McCabe's new book The Mindside Manifesto: The Urgency to Create a Competitve Mindset.
He shares the story behind writing the book and some of the struggles that he, himself had to overcome in order to bring the project to life and overcome his own doubts to share it with the world.
Dr. McCabe explains the battle between our doubts and our beliefs and how we can work on what we tell ourselves, especially in the most high pressure situations.
We discuss the 2 circles of Capability vs. Capacity and how each of them play a role in our performance and how you need to be able to reach your full capacity at the most crucial times.
Dr. McCabe defines what a Manifesto is and why it's so important to have one for yourself.
Manifesto: "A strongly held belief," which he also describes as a "public declaration of how you view the world."
He lays out the 5 things that successful people do on a daily basis:

Administrative (tasks)
Developmental (planning-looking ahead)
Training Tasks
Execute
Review and Reflection

The Coolest Golf Experience Dr. McCabe has had since the last time he was on the show:
Watching his daughters' confidence grow (one daughter in golf, the other in fitness).

Having a Tour player come up to him at an event and compliment him on the work he is doing and how he is doing it.
Who would you play 18 Holes of golf with?
A course designer (like a Pete Dye) to understand the nuances that they create and the layouts.

He would play where ever the designer would like to show him.
If You Could Only Have one Last Meal in New Orleans, What Would it Be?
A hot roast beef po'boy sandwich. (a 10-15 napkin kinda po'boy)
Last Piece of Advice
Transform your life into living

120: Helping Ryan Moore return stronger than ever! with Brian Chandler  

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Brian Chandler. Brian is a trainer at one of the most recognized golf fitness clinics in the US, Anthem Fitness. Anthem Fitness utilizes methods that help clients develop better velocity and control, which aim to ramp up your overall performance.

Brian recently wrote an article for TPI about his work with Ryan Moore this past year, and how he came back from an injury cloud to go on and finish the 2016 season as one of the most dominant players on the PGA Tour. Brian breaks down what they did to fins the weak links in Ryan's body and how the entire team from fitness, medical, and swing coach all collaborated to to help Ryan overcome a nagging injury and play some incredible golf.
Brian Chandler’s Background

Brian Chandler is a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and a licensed massage therapist through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
He graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Performance.
Brian is an Active Release Technique, ART, certified provider.

Highlights from this Episode

Brian’s background, and how he shifted from coaching the ‘technical’ side of golf, and into the fitness side.
We talk about Brian’s assessment of Ryan Moore, and the key things he found that were effecting his swing. They realized that his hip and pelvic movement had a big impact on his ankle, which was where his injury was most apparent.
The approach Brian took to start the rehab process with Ryan, and getting him back on the path to success.
We get into the things that had the biggest impact in getting Ryan back to his best form, and what others can emulate to help their own fitness and golf game in general. The #1 thing was isometrics.
What is it about Ryan and other top performers that make them stand out above the rest. At the end of the day, it all comes down to mindset. However, movement also has to be a key focus in order to stay in form year round.
Brian tells a story about the time he accidentally set his girlfriend’s hair on fire – on their third date!

Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?
Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
My grandfather at Augusta National
 What is your mission moving forward?
Encourage athletes to be more curious, in regards to how well they can perform, and how good they can potentially be.
Where to find Brian Chandler:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bchandla1/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bchandla

Brian’s article on TPI: http://www.mytpi.com/articles/fitness/how_ryan_moore_rehabbed_his_ankle_with_a_tpi_certified_team
Resources:
Get a copy of Jeff’s Best-Selling Book: “The Golfer’s Guide to a Bogey Proof Workout”

Get your very own 18STRONG t-shirt

Check out the 18STRONG Complete At Home Warm-Up Video and Cheat Sheet

Check out the 18STRONG Flexibility Guide

Check out the 18STRONG e-Book and Video Series: 5 Yards in Less Than 5 Minutes
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119: How to Win even when you Lose! with Sam Weinman  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Sam Weinman. Sam is the digital editor for golf digest, and is the author of the new book WIN AT LOSING: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead To Our Greatest Gains.

Sam's insights into the mental and emotional side of how we deal with losses shows us that in many cases, winning isn't everything.  In fact, it might be argued that we may learn and grow more from our losses and struggles than we do from our wins.  In his book he interviews some very influential figures in sport, Hollywood, politics, and more all of whom have at one time or another, lost on the biggest stage.

From all of these experiences and conversations, Sam shares with us some of the lessons he has learned and how we can use these to make us even stronger on the golf course.
Sam Weinman’s Background

Sam is the digital editor for Golf Digest.
Prior to that he covered golf and the NHL for The Journal Newsin Westchester, N.Y., and wrote for publications that included Golf Digest, USA Today, Golf World, Yahoo Sports, ESPN the Magazine, and Sports Illustrated.
He gravitated towards golf journalism in college, after originally being interested in fiction writing.
Sam was very into hockey as a kid, and didn’t take up golf until college.
Sam has been honored with multiple first place award in the Associated Press Sports Editors and golf Writers Association of America writing contests.

Highlights from this Episode

What made Sam decide to write about losing, rather than winning. In a roundabout way, the book ties in to success by talking about how to respond to failure, which is a big part of winning.
We get into a number of examples of real people in sport or otherwise, who have failed and bounced back to become successful.
In golf, Greg Norman is a key example of someone who has handled losing extremely well. We talk about Sam’s conversations with Greg, and what was going through his head at the time.
Tiger Woods, and how he went from being the greatest golfer in the world, to falling off the pedestal, and how these experiences may shape his return to the game.
How golfers can take the lessons taught in Sam’s book, and apply them on the golf course. Sam writes regularly on the topic with Golf Digest, and backs up his finding with psychological research.
Where Sam stands on a ‘reward everything’ mentality, such as the one we see in most schools, where everyone gets a trophy. Without giving too much away, Sam believes it is crucial for kids to realize that they will lose at certain points in their lives, and they should learn how to adapt to that.
The biggest things Sam has learned in his research and writing of the book.

Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?
Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
 My grandfather and Barack Obama at Augusta
What is the biggest takeaway you want people to get out of your book?
Realizing that there is an opportunity in every downfall and failure, and to see the upside in losing.
Where to find Sam Weinman:
Website: http://www.samweinman.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samweinman

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Resources:
Get a copy of Jeff’s Best-Selling Book: “The Golfer’s Guide to a Bogey Proof Workout”

Get your very own 18STRONG t-shirt

Check out the 18STRONG Complete At Home Warm-Up Video and Cheat Sheet

Check out the 18STRONG Flexibility Guide

Check out the 18STRONG e-Book and Video Series: 5 Yards in Less Than 5 Minutes
Connect with 18STRONG
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118: Are you playing with a Fighter’s Mindset? with Charlie Brenneman aka “The Spaniard”  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Charlie Brenneman, aka "The Spaniard." If you're a mixed martial arts or UFC fan, you may recognize Charlie from his time in the octagon, but these days you're more likely to find Charlie at a book signing of his best-selling book Driven: My Unlikely Story from Classroom to Cage or speaking to/coaching athletes and business professionals.

And while it seems a little strange to have a UFC fighter on a golf podcast (especially a fighter that doesn't really golf!), Charlie's story and his message resonates across all athletic endeavors, especially the mental side of golf.

In 2007, Charlie left the comfort of his hometown and full-time job as a Spanish teacher to pursue a career in mixed martial arts. What started out as a dream soon turned into reality. After upsetting #6 ranked Rick Story in 2011, his life changed as he skyrocketed into the world rankings and went head-to-head with the best fighters in the world, such as UFC Champion Johnny Hendricks and current top-ranked light heavyweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.

The key ingredient in his climb to the top is hard work.

While illustrating specific principles and examples that helped propel him to the top of the fighting world, Charlie provides a very real, authentic look at what it takes to succeed in life. With over two decades of winning and losing on center stage, his mission is to share his insight and perspective with practical and relatable examples to help assist you in your journey.

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Charlie Brenneman’s Background

Charlie has fought at every level of the industry, including an 11-fight UFC career.
He has transitioned his experiences as a professional fighter into professional speaking and mentoring.
Charlie has been knocked out cold on live television, and has lived out his own “Rocky” story in front of a million people.

Highlights from this Episode

We talk about the parallels and differences of being on the tee box vs getting in the ring, staring down the guy across the mat who is looking to tear your head off
Charlie shares the mental processes he goes through before each fight, noting that he is at his best when he’s ‘not thinking’.
How Charlie gets his confidence. He wasn’t born with it and had to work hard for it. Charlie takes the approach of doing your absolute best at whatever it is you do, and believe that you can do anything.
The advice Charlie would give to the golfer when things don’t go as planned. Whether you lose a fight or have a bad round of golf, there are things you can do mentally to pick yourself back up and get into a positive mindset again. The key is to set a time frame that you allow yourself to feel bad, and once that time is up, move on. (eg the "10-day rule")
How Charlie learns new skills – it comes down to hard work, and modelling other people who have the skills you want to learn.
Charlie’s real life ‘Rocky’ story.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at Kiawah Island
If there were a cage match between Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, who would come out on top?
 Jordan Spieth
 What are you most excited about moving forward?
 To give people the confidence to change their lives.
Where to find Charlie Brenneman:
Website: http://www.charlie-brenneman.com/

Twitter: @SpaniardMMA

Instagram: @mmaspaniard

Podcast: The Fighter’s Mindset 

Charlie's Book: Driven: My Unlikely Story from Classroom to Cage

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Resources:
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117: Playing Better Golf by Hitting from the Opposite Side with Padraig Dooley  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Padraig Dooley. Padraig is the owner of Drive Golf Performance, based out of Ireland. He is a former Irish international amateur golfer who went on to play in several professional tours, and is now passing on his experience to golfers as a PGA professional.

His work is focused on the mission of getting golfers to play better golf. He does this in a number of ways, through things like fitness and mobility, having fun while practicing, swinging from your non-preferred side, and many others.

In this episode Padraig tells an entertaining story involving an elephant and a few people in the trunk of his car – more on that in the episode!

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Padraig Dooley’s Background

Has a degree in mathematics and statistics.
PGA professional, TPI certified, Trackman Certified Professional, Irish international, EuroPro Tour and Challenge Tour professional.
After his playing career, he decided to shift his efforts to helping others improve their game by sharing his experiences.

Highlights from this Episode

Padraig’s approach to coaching, and how it’s different to most. He likes to focus on having fun and focusing on the better aspects of a golfer’s game, rather than just the weaknesses.
Swinging from the ‘wrong side’. We go into the (well documented) advantages of playing left handed as a righty, and vice versa. Padraig found in a study he conducted that not only swinging, but hitting from the wrong side improved a golfer’s ball speed from their preferred side.
We go into other benefits of swinging from the non-preferred side, such as bodily symmetry, hand/eye coordination, injury prevention, and more.
Playing golf in Ireland, and the best way to go about organizing it. Padraig’s brother John, actually offers golfing trips to Ireland as a concierge service.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with? 
Arnold Palmer at Cypress Point
What are you most excited about moving forward?
Padraig’s main mission is to help people shoot lower scores. This winter, he’ll be conducting a ‘push-up study.’ He’ll get golfers to do 20 push-ups, 3 times a week, to see if that improves performance.
Where to find Padraig Dooley:
Website: http://www.drivegolfperformance.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DriveGolfPerformance

Twitter: @podgedooley (Padraig)

Twitter: Drive Golf Performance

Concierge Golf Tours in Ireland: http://www.conciergegolf.ie/

 

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116: Redefining Performance through Movement with Brian Bradley  

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Brian Bradley. Brian has been working with Pete Egoscue, developing the Egoscue Method for 25+ years. Posture and pain are his mission, and he finds bringing this work to the world very rewarding. To see someone go from disability and depression due to chronic pain, and transform into the person they were meant to be is, in Brian’s view, awesome.

Recently I spent some time with Brian at the World Golf Fitness Summit 2016 in New Orleans, LA.  It was there that I had the chance to experience first hand some of the work that Brian does with clients and patients.  His methods for teaching people to overcome their pain and maximize their performance are, to say the least, unconventional.  One look at the piece of equipment that he had us working on would've made you think we were getting ready to embark on an obstacle course more than get in a "workout."

But it is exactly Brian's "out-of-the-box" approach that allows him to be so creative and effective in his methods whether working with athletes, armed forces, celebrities, or patients in pain. In this episode we discuss some of our experiences from the World Golf Fitness Summit and some of the amzing impact Brian has had on so many people, including the likes of Tony Robbins, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and many more.

If you would like more on Brian's Background or would simply like to hear the his earlier episode on posture and breathing, you can find that here . . . Episode 18.

Brian Bradley’s Background

Brian has been with Egoscue for 25 years.
Met Pete Egoscue when he was working with Jack Nicklaus.
Jack was backing the expansion of Egoscue from their California location and branching into Florida.
Brian has worked with Nicklaus, Player, Palmer, Trevino, Tony Robbins, and many other high profile figures, as well as thousands of other individuals looking to either improve performance or simply take control of their pain.
He is now the Vice President of Egoscue University and speaks all over the world on the topics of pain, posture and performance.  He is has worked very closely over the years with TPI and many other governing bodies to share his experience and expertise.
Plus, the guy is just a riot to hang out with ;-)

 

Highlights from this Episode

We talk about the background of the Egoscue philosophy, and ‘the patch’. We go into what it is, and why it works so well.
How to view failure in a different light, so that athletes don’t feel like they are lagging behind.
The importance of simplifying movement and posture changes, to make them sustainable and repeatable. The over complication of exercises is often what makes people stop doing them.
The story of how Brian met Tony Robbins, and how that relationship has led to speaking in front of nearly 11,000 people at Tony Robbins' events all over the world.
How Brian's unique methods and "The Patch" are beneficial for the golfer and can really be performed almost anywhere without traditional equipment.
How Brian takes the Egoscue method to large speaking events, and uses the simplicity framework to make people remember everything. 95% of what is said is forgotten within 48 hours.

Some parting words of wisdom from Brian Bradley:
Think of one thing every day that you are going to do differently than yesterday. Make time for yourself, and ignore people who bring negativity into your life.
Where to find Brian Bradley:
Website: http://www.egoscue.com/brian-bradley

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebrian.bradley

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themovementnerd50/

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See "The Patch" in action below.  This video is courtesy of our friend Jason Glass (The Coach Glass Podcast) from h...

115: The exciting truth about Testosterone (especially in the morning)! with Ali Gilbert  

Today I am very pleased to announce our guest; Ali Gilbert. Ali serves as Partner of the Greenwich DX Sports Labs and is their Director of Performance. With her unique, multi-faceted approach to performance training, she is able to combine all relevant physical and technical details into one thorough, scientific approach towards performance-based strength and conditioning.

As a former collegiate soccer standout, Ali has been committed to achieving excellence in the field of performance training for over a decade.  She has become highly sought after for unconventional approach to golf fitness that includes the "Triangle of Performance"- assessing the physical. nutritional and hormonal aspect of performance training. This unique approach with her background in hormone optimization redefines what her definition for golf performance truly is.

Ali has presented on Golf Fitness & Performance Training for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Metropolitan PGA, and various golf clubs around the country.

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Ali Gilbert’s Background

Ali’s clientele includes PGA Tour players, celebrities, politicians, teaching professionals as well as recreational and competitive amateurs of all levels.
Ali holds a B.S. in exercise science from Springfield College, is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Level 3 Fitness Professional and Juniors Coach, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, FMS Certified Level II, Precision Nutrition coach, specializes in various manual Neuromuscular Reactivation Techniques, and is certified in Golf Biomechanics by K-Motion.
She also serves on the Sports Performance University’s Advisory Board which has been chosen by the Olympic Council of Asia to develop their instructor’s golf performance training protocols.

Highlights from this Episode

Why men tend to have lower testosterone these days than in previous decades. We talk about why testosterone is important for men, and a few indicators that could mean someone has low testosterone.
The effect that stress has on depletion of energy and testosterone, and what you can do to minimize it.
How walking and low intensity cardio can be highly beneficial to reducing stress and keeping your body in check. High intensity is not always better.
The effect of plastics, alcohol and other everyday items that can reduce testosterone and overall performance. We also talk about a few foods and supplements you can eat to increase
Specific exercises everyone should be doing at the gym, and the importance of lifting heavy.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
 My mom, at Aviara
What are you most excited about moving forward?
To deliver the message that it’s ok for men to talk about testosterone, and what they can do to improve their testosterone levels and wellness in general.
Where to find Ali Gilbert:
Website: http://greenwichdxsportslabs.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aligfit

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AliGfit9

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/golferswholift_by_ali_g/
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114: Are you still Icing? with Gary Reinl the “Anti-Iceman”  

I am very excited to announce our guest today, Gary Reinl.  Gary is affectionately known as the "Anti-Iceman" based on his years of combing through the research of cryotherapy to ultimately figure out that this "tried and true" modality just may be an "illusionary" treatment after all!

Gary has spent nearly forty years in the sports-medicine field, with diverse experiences ranging from training professional athletes, developing rehabilitation programs for injured workers, to pioneering the field of strength-building for women during the pregnancy year..Additionally, his ground-breaking senior strength-building protocol has now been implemented in more than 1,000 senior living facilities.

Gary has authored three books, including Iced: The Illusionary Treatment Option, Making Mama Fit and the 2007 "fat loss" book Get Stronger, Feel Younger.

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Gary Reinl’s Background

Gary has trained thousands of therapists, physicians, allied health professionals and athletes on the topics of strength-building and electronic muscle stimulation.
His work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets nationwide and he has co-authored two books and many related documents and articles.
The "Sports Medicine for 95-year-olds" program that Gary designed has been implemented into more than 1000 senior living facilities nationwide.

Highlights from this Episode

Active recovery and why it is more effective than just resting.
How Gary came to learn that icing is ineffective for recovery, after studying many elite athletes from the MLB, NFL, MLS, NBA and more.
Why the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevate) protocol came into existence, and how it was completely misinterpreted by the medical profession.
What actually happens within your body when you injure yourself. Inflammation, repair, remodel. We then get into reasons why ice is ineffective at helping your body react to the injury in that it prevents inflammation from happening.
How compression is also counter-intuitive to healing, by stopping the flow of fluid to and from the affected area.
How ice can seem to be helping, because it is numbing the pain. However, this is just delaying the healing process and creating the impression that things are getting better.
What you should do after an injury instead of icing. The key is to move around so the ‘cleanup crew’ (details in the show) can move freely around the injured area.

Below is the video that started it all!  Here is Gary with Dr. Kelly Starrett on the MobilityWOD

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
Arnold Palmer
Why you do what you do?
Because icing can stop athletes from reaching their full potential and realizing their dreams. I want to stop that from happening.
Where to find Glen Reinl:
Website: http://garyreinl.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAntiIceMan/
Other Links from the show:
Marc Pro: EMS device

 

 

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113: Functional Range: If you don’t use it, you lose it! with Pam Owens  

This week we have a very special guest on the show, Pam Owens. Pam has more than twenty-four years of fitness experience with a specialization in golf-specific fitness training since 2007. She is passionate about powering up others to find their best in health and fitness.  She employs simple, historically-successful, and scientifically based programs. Her nutrition and fitness coaching is results-based and constantly evolves to incorporate the best tools and methods available to help you reach your destination.

Pam’s mission is to work as a team alongside golf instructors and medical professionals to achieve success for golfers. Using sound scientific research and over 20 years of experience, her customized training programs maximize power and decrease risk of injury to enable a sustained high level of play for many years.

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Pam Owens’ Background

Pam is the first Level-3 Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Golf Fitness Professional in Texas.
Pam is an industry leader in results-based training, designing fitness programs and nutrition coaching for golfers.
Pam conducts group fitness classes and stretching clinics, gives educational presentations, is a frequent radio guest, and writes for golf publications with more than 70 articles published since 2007.
Pam is the Fitness Director at Royal Oaks Country Club in Houston, TX.
Pam joined Black Hawk Country Club to develop the fitness and golf fitness program before moving into the role of Director of Golf Fitness for the other local Escalante Golf golf properties, Golf Club of Houston, Shadow Hawk and BlackHorse Golf Clubs.

Highlights from this Episode

Pam’s take on functional range conditioning, and specifically KINSTRETCH™– a class based teaching model of FRC™. We get into how this methodology has improved Pam’s fitness and mindset, and the results she sees with her clients.
We discuss Pam's experience as a Precision Nutrition coach and what action steps she would suggest for someone struggling with food and or weight issues.
A few of the first things that Pam addresses with a client when she starts working with them.
The importance of controlled articulated rotations (CARs), and doing them on a regular (daily) basis. We talk about different exercises you can do, why they are so important, and the effect they will have on fitness and performance.
The difference between passive and active stretching, the pros and cons of each, and what purposes to use them for. We discuss a great method, via FRC, to lengthen hamstrings with a simple exercise.

 

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?

Happy Gilmore

Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?

My grandfather, at a public course in Beaumont

What are you excited about in the near future?

Focusing on online training, to help the greatest amount of people get lasting results.

Where to find Pam Owens:

Website: http://www.pamowensfitness.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pamowensfitness/

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112: Blood Testing: Measure, Don’t Guess with Dr. Steven Murphy  

I am very excited to announce our guest today, Dr. Steven Murphy. Dr. Murphy is the Medical Director of the Greenwich DX Sports Labs as well as Managing Partner and President of the Diagnostic & Medical Specialists of Greenwich.  He is an avid researcher in human genetics and is well versed in anti-aging medicine, obesity, metabolism, and hormone optimization.

At Greenwich DX Sports Labs, Dr. Murphy's partners include 2 of our previous featured guests, Ali Gilbert and Michael Manavian.  This dynamic has created a unique line of communication between all aspects of fitness, biomechanics, golf instruction and medical treatment, that is rarely seen at any level.  It is precisely this combination that creates the success they have seen in optimizing results for their clients/athletes.

Historically, standard medical tests have provided minimal answers for patients.  For athletes, and those looking to increase their longevity, the need for more thorough and precise data is imperative. Dr. Steven Murphy and his team provide their clients with extensive data that comes from advanced DNA and hormonal tests. These tests will empower you to monitor your performance and take the appropriate care for your longevity.

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Dr. Steven Murphy’s Background

Murphy is a Yale trained, Board Certified Internist and bariatrician as well as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Cell Biology & Anatomy at the New York Medical College.
He sits on the research informed cohort oversight board of Cornell’s Personalized Medicine Collaborative and Pharmacogenomics Advisory Group.
Murphy completed his internship in Medical Genetics and Pediatrics at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
He served as the Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Greenwich Hospital/Yale School of Medicine.
Murphy has also served as the Clinical Fellow in Medical Genetics at Yale School of Medicine, leaving early to start his Personalized Primary Care and Weight Loss medicine practices.

Highlights from this Episode

How Dr. Murphy and his team came to the realization that many standard medical tests lack a lot of insight into an athlete’s well-being and performance capabilities.
The tests that Dr. Murphy recommends people and athlete’s take when they go to their doctor, outside of the standard tests. Tests to do with hormonal levels, vitamin-D levels, and micro nutrients to name a few.
The importance of cholesterol, and how the data is often misread.
My test results – where I’m looking good, and where I could improve.
A detailed explanation of insulin resistance, and why it is so important for cardio vascular health.
Why testosterone is such an important part of good health, and ways to increase your testosterone levels.
Walnuts, chia seeds, and other foods you should be eating on a regular basis. Just four walnuts a day can make a significant difference to your health, improve your body shape, and increase sperm levels.
Vitamin D and its effect on a wide range of bodily functions and hormones, and how to select the proper supplementation.
The biggest misconceptions in health, and the most important tests you can take to measure your health in general.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with? 
Arnold Palmer at the Black Course (Beth Page)
What are you excited about in the near future?
 Scaling up and delivering our message all across the US
Where to find Dr. Steven Murphy:
Website: http://greenwichdxsportslabs.com/
Other links mentioned:
008: Golfers Who Lift with Ali Gilbert

017: Hormones, Bodybuilding and Golf Instruction with Michael Manavian
Want to get your Blood Tested By GDXSL?

111: Inspiring change through passion, innovation, and movement with Brandon Harris & Greg McLean of PFS  

Today I am pleased to announce our guests, Brandon Harris and Greg McLean from Premier Fitness Systems (PFS). Brandon and Greg have over 20 years of combined experience helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. PFS was built on the dream of creating a place to empower people to achieve a healthier way of life.

They believe in putting energy into every workout, having passion for people, and delivering results. Brandon and Greg are committed to being the best in the fitness industry by ensuring clients they are in a process of continual learning.

Brandon and Greg pride themselves with helping people, and have been able to integrate community based events and non-profit support into the Premier Fitness Systems network.

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Brandon Harris’ Background

Brandon’s philosophy is that exercise and fitness should be viewed as preventive medicine.
In high school he was a three-sport athlete and received a scholar athlete award in football.
Later, he attended Arizona State University on an academic scholarship and received his degree in Kinesiology in 2004.
When he was a junior in college, he started Personal Training and has since turned this into his career.

Greg McLean’s Background

Greg originally had the goal of being an electrical engineer.
Halfway through college, he decided to change his major to Exercise Science.
Greg worked in the fire department for a while, and began coursework in Fire Science.
He loved how exercise transformed his body and enhanced his self-confidence, so eventually decided to make it his career.

Highlights from this Episode

The PFS philosophy on movement training and how advantageous it is. Brandon uses the example of a gymnast’s strength and movement transferring well to other skills (e.g. bench press), whereas a body builder’s probably won’t.
How Brandon overcame back pain, by focusing on quality strength, fitness, movement and training.
Why breathing is one of the most important things an athlete can do. It allows the central nervous system to enter a more optimal mode for training and performance.
The daily exercises they have clients perform to make sure the most important movements are practiced often and properly. This differs from person to person, depending on how they move and train.
The guys' philosophy on training barefoot, and how it improves performance and helps the central nervous system. The connection with the ground is beneficial to tension control, creating proper movement patterns and can overcome a reliance on orthotics.
How Brandon and Greg tailor and customize their program, and evaluate clients over Skype, via online video, and in person at the gym.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Brandon: Happy Gilmore

Greg: Caddy Shack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
Brandon: Tiger Woods (in his prime)

Greg: His grandfather at Torrey Pines
What are you excited about in the near future?
Bringing yoga into the fold, and building the team at PFS.
Where to find Premier Fitness Systems (PFS):
Website: premierfitnesssystems.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/premierfitnesss1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pfsfitness/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PFSFITNESS/

 

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110: Danger lies in the Extreme with Liam Hennessy  

This week I am very excited to announce our guest, Liam Hennessy. Liam is one of the legends in the world of strength, conditioning, and golf fitness.  He works as a sports performance scientist and consultant, and has worked with some of the greatest athletes in the world, from many sports, including Padraig Harrington.

The treatment protocol Liam uses to relieve pain and restore function is based heavily on the osteopathic philosophy that the body functions as an integrated unit. By evaluating and treating dysfunction within the musculoskeletal, myofascial and nervous systems.

In this episode, Liam shares some of his incredible stories on his journey, including his early days pole vaulting for Ireland to some of the adventures he's had while working with Padraig.  It is these experiences and "experiments" that have helped him discover and develop his work with his clients.  Always searching for new ways to learn and find out what works best, Liam is a constant student and teacher.  And while some of these stories venture in the "extremes," Liam cautions that often, we jump in too quickly and want results so fast that we forget about the fact that performance is a process that can't be rushed.

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Liam Hennessy’s Background

Liam developed an interest in sport and particularly athletics from his teenage years, where he competed at middle distance track and cross-country for Clonliffe Harriers Athletic Club in Santry, Dublin.
Liam also attended college in North Carolina, on an athletic scholarship and won U.S. national team honors at cross-country whilst there.
He has worked with people from all backgrounds from elite athletes competing at European and World Championships to those suffering from difficult conditions and chronic pain.

Highlights from this Episode

Liam’s background growing up in Ireland, and how he went from Irish hurling, to pole vaulting, to sports performance science, and eventually into golf.
Liam’s take on plyometrics and heavy lifting to prime yourself for strong performance.
How he came to work with some of the top athletes in the world as a performance consultant.
Why golf is the most explosive and dynamic game from a performance perspective.
The biggest mistakes golfers make on a regular basis.
Liam’s views on recovery, and why nothing is as important as sleeping well.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?

Happy Gilmore

Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?

Christy O’Connor Jnr.

What are you excited about in your near future?

How we can use technology and science to help us in sports performance, and how to simplify the process.

Where to Find Liam Hennessy:

Website: http://www.liamhennessy.ie/

Setanta College: https://www.setantacollege.com/usa/

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109: Peeling the Layers of Painless Golf with Jessika Shelton  

This week I am joined by yoga instructor, personal trainer, lifestyle coach and golfer, Jessika Shelton. Jess helps golfers focus on eliminating their pain and increasing their health to create an amazing life while they build their golf game.

Jess was an active athlete in school playing softball, swim, track, cheer, and water polo. Looking for a change in scenery, she became certified in Yoga in 2011. Jess’ love of teaching lead her to more certifications in Pilates, Personal Training, and now being TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified.

Jess’ mission is to use the skills she has learned in yoga, health and lifestyle to improve her student’s golf games, and lead them to a better life.

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Jessika Shelton’s Background

Jess was an active athlete in school playing softball, swim, track, cheer, and water polo.
Jess is now certified in yoga, personal training, pilates and TPI.
She studied nursing in college and worked at a hospital as a phlebotomist
Jess works with leading professionals for their best tips, tactics, and advice from their successes and failures.

Highlights from this Episode

The biggest health and injury issues people come to Jess for, and how she fixes them.
How changes in lifestyle can affect your golf game, and what things you can do to improve it.
Finding your ‘why’.
Using yoga to help with your golf, and what you should know before going in to the class.
Bringing mental awareness to golf related aches and pains through yoga.
A few simple exercises anyone can do to increase their mindfulness in general.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore
If you could spend a day on the course with one person in the world (past or present), who would it be, why, and what course would you play?
Gary Player; Torrey Pines San Diego, CA

Paige Spiraniac; Cypress Point, Pebble Beach, CA
What has you most excited for this coming year/ what is your mission
New Video Product made by golfer's and for golf guys who've ever dealt with pain, fat gain and mobility issues.
Last piece of advice?
Find your Why? And Don't let Pain KILL your Golf Game!
Where to Find Jessika Shelton:
Website: painlessgolfing.com

Instagram: jess.painlessgolfing

Twitter: @painlessgolfing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/painlessgolfing/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcO_HkdjBvaxooE3nWspUvQ

 

Other Links Mentioned

Painlessgolfing.com/18strong

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108: Living more powerfully through the game of golf with Jeff Ritter  

This week I am very excited to announce our guest; Jeff Ritter. Jeff is the CEO/Founder of MAKE THE TURN Performance. An accomplished coach, author and motivational speaker, Jeff is known for his unique approach to teaching the game. He credits his passion for inspiration, body health and mental flexibility for the reputation that has set him apart as a purveyor of not only playing well, but living well.

A consistent presence in the world of golf media, Jeff is a regular featured guest on Golf Channel appearing on programs such as Morning Drive. In 2016 he was host of PGA National Instruction day on Golf Channel, the most watched golf instruction event in history.

His inspiring perspective on game and lifestyle development has Jeff traveling internationally to share the MAKE THE TURN message of living more powerfully through the game of golf.

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Jeff Ritter’s Background

Jeff owns and operates golf performance and lifestyle consultancy, MAKE THE TURN.
He is a published author of the book “Your Kid Ate a Divot – Eighteen Life Lessons From the Links”
Jeff works with golfers on improving their game, health, mindset and lifestyle.
In 2014 he created the MAKE THE TURN Weekly Challenge Series for Golf Digest TV. The program was the most successful series on the Golf Digest platform garnering 20 million viewers.

 
Highlights from this Episode

How Jeff came to understand the importance of mindset and health in golf.
The time Jeff met Top 50 Golf Digest teacher, Mike LaBauve, and how the experience took his golf game to the next level.
How small changes in behavior can drastically improve your swing, almost instantly.
Jeff’s take on technology in golf.
Helpful mindset exercises for drastic results – “The Genie List” (see below for a description of the exercise)
The importance of taking immediate action on what you want to improve in golf and life.
How Jeff got rid of a long time back injury and avoided surgery by changing his diet.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
CaddyShack
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
Jack Nicklaus at Pebble Beach
What are you excited about in your near future?
Putting our platform in front of the corporate world, and guest speaking.

 
Where to Find Jeff Ritter:
Website: mttperformance.com

Instagram: @mttgolf

Twitter: @mttgolf

Facebook: Make The Turn
Other Links Mentioned
Book: “Your Kid Ate A Divot – Eighteen Life Lessons From the Links”

Pebble Beach Contest: mttperformance.com/contest

 
“The Genie List” Mindset Exercise:
Jeff explains this helpful mindset exercise around the 36-minute mark of the podcast.

The short version:

Write down everything you could ever hope to accomplish in your lifetime, regardless of how ridiculous they may sound at first. Pretend you have a genie that could grant these wishes for you. Once done, take immediate action on at least one of those. You will be surprised at how easily those things can come to fruition.

 

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107: Why Every Shot Counts when it comes to Strokes Gained with Mark Broadie  

Today I am joined by author, educator, speaker, and golfer; Dr. Mark Broadie. Commonly known as the ‘Doctor of Golf’ Mark is at the forefront of a revolutionary new approach to the game. A professor at Columbia Business School, Mark helped the PGA Tour develop its cutting-edge strokes gained stat. Broadie uses analytics from the financial world to uncover the secrets of the game of golf, with a focus on crunching mountains of data to show both professional and amateur golfers how to make better decisions on the course.

The strokes gained stat has been influential in changing the way we think about golf, and where we should be focusing. Putting and driving are often touted as being the most important aspects of a golfer’s game, but Mark’s work shows (convincingly) why most of the top golfers win with their approach.

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Mark Broadie's Background

Mark Broadie is the Carson Family Professor of Business at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.
He has received a B.S. from Cornell University and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
He is a member of the United States Golf Association’s handicap research team and is a former club champion at Pelham Country Club.
Mark helped the PGA Tour develop its cutting-edge ‘strokes gained’ putting stat.
Mark is the author of “Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy”

Highlights from this Episode

How Mark started applying the same analytics from his day job (business professor) to improve his golf game.
Debunking some common golf myths, like ‘drive for show, putt for dough’.
How Mark came up with the strokes gained stat, and why it’s so important to track. Mark also explains how it’s a more precise version of the intuition golfers have already been using for years.
The importance of the approach game. About 40% of the advantage top players have over lower ranked players comes from approach shots.
How anyone can use strokes gained and Mark’s app Golf Metrics to improve their game.
Why we shouldn’t credit Tiger Woods’ putting game as much his driving and approach game.
How Jordan Spief is such a great player by being slightly better than average in every aspect of his game, rather than dominating just one.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
Happy Gilmore
Who are some notable names you’ve played with?
 Luke Donald, Michael Jordan, Justin Rose to name a few
What was it like to walk a course with Michael Jordan, and what were some of the conversations you had outside of golf?
 He had a custom built golf cart like a stretch limousine, with drinks and music. He was also trash talking Luke Donald throughout the round!
What’s most exciting for you as you move forward?
 There’s a lot more work to be done on golf strategy, and a lot of fascinating questions to be answered. You can improve your game by playing smarter. I’m looking forward to diving more deeply into that.
Where to Find Dr. Mark Broadie:
Website: everyshotcounts.com

Twitter: @MarkBroadie
Other Links Mentioned
Book: Every Shot Counts - Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy

App: Golf Metrics
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106: MOBILITY: How much FLEXIBILITY do you actually OWN? with Dr. Andreo Spina  

This week I am joined by one of the most highly sought after educators, speakers, and clinical specialists in the world of Movement, rehab and training; Dr. Andreo Spina. As the Founder/Creator of Functional Anatomy Seminars, Dr. Spina speaks all over the world to other medical and fitness practitioners, dispelling the myths of flexibility and challenging the way we think about our bodies and movement.

His system of assessing, treating and training is used by professional sports teams all over the world including some of the teams seen in the image below.  In our chat today we discuss some of the myths of flexibility and how the research has shown all along that there are more effective ways to create change, improve movement, and begin to OWN our flexibility, which is how Dr. Spina defines "MOBILITY."

 

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Dr. Andreo Spina's Background

Dr. Andreo Spina holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from McMaster University.
He later graduated with summa cum laude and clinic honors from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
He then completed a two-year post-graduate fellowship in Sports Sciences. He is the creator of the Functional Range Release (FR)® soft tissue management system, the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)® mobility development system, and the Kinstretch™ method of movement stretching that are currently used by practitioners world wide as well as a number of professional sports organizations, athletes, and performers.
He is a published author, and international speaker on the topics of joint health, movement and mobility development, sports performance, and injury management.

Highlights from this Episode

Dr. Spina shares his background, growing up in Toronto
He has study martial arts form a young age and thus has always been intrigue by movement, control, and strength.
We discuss when and why the FRC, FR, and Kinstrech courses were developed and how they have grown from their beginning.
He touches on the what the research really says about flexibility and changing movement in a human body, and why certain modalities have been used incorrectly for so long.
Dr. Spina defines the term "useless flexibility" and dispels some of the myths of traditional thinking when it comes to stretching and performance.
What is a "prerequisite of movement" and why is it so important to know before beginning a training program?
He explains the difference between "flexibility" and "mobility"
How is our movement preparation like brushing your teeth?
Dr. Spina goes over some of the common terms/acronyms that you will hear in his seminars, like CARS, RAILS, and PAILS (and why it's not just a made up language, but simply an easier way to describe a movement or technique based on it's intention or end result)

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
CaddyShack
Where to Find Dr. Andreo Spina:
website: FunctionalAnatomySeminars.com

Facebook: Functional Anatomy Seminars

Twitter: @DrAndreoSpina

Instagram: @drandreospina
Other Links Mentioned
Article: Dispelling the Stretching Myths by Dr. Andreo Spina

Certification courses by Functional Anatomy Seminars (FRC, FR, Kinstretch)

The Bogey Proof Lifestyle private Facebook group.  Come join the Community!
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105: Rising to the Top of Golf’s Governing Body with Tom O’Toole Jr.  

This week I had the chance to sit down with Tom O'Toole Jr., fellow St. Louisan and the former president of the Unites Stages Golf Association (USGA).

As the head of an organization like the USGA, there are a lot of responsibilities and a lot of decisions that have to be made.  In many cases, the decision will likely find some in favor, and some not.  As Tom shares with us, it's just part of the territory for any governing institution, and the USGA is no exception.

In this interview, we discuss not only the topic of rules and golf, but Tom's journey from passing the rules exam to becoming the head of the USGA.  The 25+ year journey is one that wasn't quite anticipated, but one that he looks back on with awe and gratitude.

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Tom O'Toole Jr.'s Background

A native of St. Louis, O’Toole has been involved with the United States Golf Association (USGA) since 1988.

He has served as a Rules Official at more than 140 USGA championships, including every US Open Championship since 1990.

He also has been the official in charge for more than 130 USGA championship qualifiers.

O’Toole has been “certified” as a Rules of Golf expert each year since 1990, and he was been a member of the Rules of Golf Committee from 2004-2014.

O’Toole was elected the 63rd President of the USGA on February 8, 2014, and was a member of the USGA Executive Committee since 2008.

He chaired the Championship Committee from 2010-2014, while serving as the Association’s Secretary in 2010 and Vice President in 2011-2013.

In 1992, he founded the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association (MAGA), a regional association servicing 110 member clubs in the Missouri and Illinois region.

He continues to serve on the Executive Board of MAGA.

Tom still lives in St. Louis, MO with his wife Julie and sons, Zach (17) and PJ (3).

Highlights from this Episode

Tom recaps his start with the USGA and how his involvement began when he was asked by his friend Jim Holtgrieve in 1981 if he would caddy for him at the inaugural US Mid-Am Championship (which Jim ended up winning).
Tom tells us a little more about his background growing up in St. Louis, attending and playing hockey at St. Louis University High School, the greatest high school in the world (ok, I'm showing a little bias here ;-).
His involvement in the USGA event surprisingly lead him on a journey of helping to start the Metropolitan Golf Association and ultimately his involvement with over 150 USGA events and culminating in his presidency in 2014 and 2015.  He also mentions a few of the people along the way that have inspired, mentored, and had a large impact on his career.
Tom sheds light on the volunteers/officials that are involved in the USGA and what that whole process entails.
And of course we discuss some of the recent rules debates that have been sparked by a couple of incidents on the course in both the men's and women's US Opens; including the Dustin Johnson ball moving on the green, and the infamous grain of sand grazed by Anna Nordqvist.
Finally we discuss some of Tom's greatest memories, challenges and accomplishments during his time with the USGA.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
CaddyShack (this was a no-brainer because he has never seen Happy Gilmore)
One or 2 of the Most Influential People, Books, or Experiences in Your Life?
Meeting Mike Davis at Medinah in 1990 at one of his first events on the board of the USGA
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?
John F. Kennedy at Seminole Golf Club
What are you excited about in your near future?
The USGA's mission of protecting the game and the collaborative effort of the USGA and RA on the new Rules of Golf Book
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104: Writing the Story of the Modern Golfer with Ron Kaspriske  

This week I'm joined by one of the pioneers in the world of golf fitness.  Ron Kaspriske.  No, Ron doesn't personally train PGA Tour players, analyze or fix their swings, or help them with their mental game.  But when it comes making golfers aware of their health, their fitness, and how it relates to their golf game, there may not be a guy that has reached more people.

Ron is the Senior Fitness Editor for Golf Digest and has been with the magazine since 2016.  He has been covering fitness in golf almost since the beginning, in the year 2000, right around the time when people were starting to notice that a guy named Tiger Woods was a doing more than just hitting balls on the range.

In his years at Golf Digest, Ron has had some amazing experiences and describes going to work as being "like a kid in a candy store."  In this episode, he shares some of his stories and the changes he has seen occur as fitness, power, and equipment have all come together to build the "Modern Golfer."

 

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Ron Kaspriske's Background

Senior fitness editor, Golf Digest

The only full-time journalist in the country who reports on golf fitness.

Ron has appeared in several videos you can see at YouTube and Golfdigest.com demonstrating various exercises for golf.

He has been at the magazine for 16 years and also writes articles on instruction, travel, and fun stuff like whiskey and cigars.

Highlights from this Episode

Ron shares his background and his journey from studying Journalism and Exercise Physiology at the University of Florida to working his way through several other publication companies, to his current position as Senior Fitness Director at Gold Digest.
We discuss the "Modern Golfer" and how guys like Dustin Johnson and Rory are going to be less of the exception and more of the norm in the future when it comes to athleticism and golf.
Ron shares his views on the debate stirring around golfers and strength training, obvioulsy in the business he is (golf fitness writer) I thikn you can figure out which side of the fence he is on ;-).
Some of the people that Ron attributes learning the most from include guys like: Ben Shear, Ralph Simpson, TPI, Mark Verstegen (Exxos), and several more
Ron has written and co-written several books, some of which were with legendary teachers like Jim Hardy and David Leadbetter
I asked Ron to share some of his personal fitness tips while he is on the road or when he just has a super busy schedule.  His main advice is simply to get out and move.  Do something different, but mainly do something.
Ron shares a great story about when he "allegedly" hit driver into the Grand Canyon

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?
CaddyShack
One or 2 of the Most Influential People in your career?
Ben Shear, Ralph Simpson, TPI, Mark Verstegen
Who would you like to spend a day on the course with and where?
Jackie Gleason in Las Vegas
What is your Mission at Golf Digest?
To educate and entertain golfers
Where to Find Ron Kaspriske:
website: Golf Digest

Facebook: Golf Digest

Twitter: @RonKaspriske
Other Links Mentioned
Superflex Bands

Solid Contact by Jim Hardy and Ron Kaspriske

The A-Swing by David Leadbetter and Ron Kaspriske

RADRoller.com
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103: How to train properly for more power and endurance with Mike Subach  

This week, our guest is once again, Mike Subach. Just last week I received an email from a golf coach in Ohio with a great question (you can see a portion of the email below).  He had listened to a previous episode of the podcast on training for endurance on the golf course with special guest Jeremy Crowe.

I realize this can be a very difficult topic to navigate.  So I called up one of the guys that I know is at the top of the food chain when it comes to conditioning, especially for golf, Mike Subach.  You may have heard Mike on a recent episode or seen him  in several videos for us here at 18STRONG.

In todays interview, I asked Mike how we can break some of this complex stuff down, so a 5th grader can understand it.  He was definitely up for the task.

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Below is Chris's email. . . 

 
Mike Subach's Background

Has managed a facility in Fairfield County since 2004
Conducts team training (highschool level)
Provides nutrition seminars to athletic departments.
Now primarily work one on one with serious Golfers, racquet sport athletes, endurance athletes (specifically cyclists), collegiate athletes, pro horseback riders. Basically athletes in sports with unique demands.
Speaker for NSCA
Certified Exercise Physiologist

ACSM EP-C: Allows him to conduct/interpret VO2 testing

Titleist Performance Institute Certified

Fitness level 2 cert
Power coach level 2 cert

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
NSCA CSCS
FMS level 2
Olympic Lifting Coach
USAW
Certified Speed and Agility Coach
Certified Conditioning Coach (Bioforce CCC)
Certs through Postural Restoration Institute

Restorative breathing
Myokinematic chain
Pelvis restoration

Functional Range Conditioning movement specialist
FRCms

Highlights from this Episode
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Instagram: @MikeSubach
Other Links Mentioned
Jeremy Crowe Episode #43: Training for more endurance on the golf course
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