Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Podcast: Golf tips for slow play and how to muzzle the "mad dog" in your group

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This week's podcast is personal! Both Barry and I got a bit agitated over several less-than-nice people who played with us (and we're being kind) so we try to help our listeners by answering the question, "What do you do if you're stuck playing with a grump?"

Playing golf behind slow moving people can change a nice four-hour round into a five-and-a-half hour nightmare. We dole out some golf tips on how to both speed up slow play and how not to be angered when you're the person playing behind the turtles up ahead.

And a bit of golf trivia. Do you know who created the sand wedge?

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We hope everyone played lots of golf this Memorial Day weekend!
Any holes-in-one?

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Podcast: We've gone cellular, mental game tips, golf etiquette and...no Sybase Classic interviews from us thanks to the LPGA

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Last week we gave some tips on the mental game. This week (as promised) we offer a cerebral tip that everyone can use.

Common courtesy and decorum are not taught in most schools but if they were Barry and I probably would not have to discuss the basics of golf etiquette. This is not for beginners only…everyone should listen and wonder if they are guilty of these faux pas.

Our golf podcast has grown so much in popularity that the Mobile Broadcast Network on Nextel/Sprint has contracted us to join its list of downloadable programs. We're now happy to also bring you our weekly broadcast via cellphone!

If you are a Nextel/Sprint subscriber and have an internet connection, simply point your phone's browser to http://www.mymbn.com/podcast/ and click on "sports casts". You can also sign up to receive the latest Golf for Beginners podcasts by going directly to http://www.mymbn.com/podcastmbn/ and entering your cell phone number. Our station number is 1955. Please let us know if you were successful as this is really new and we would like to report on it's progress.

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And the new media marches on, almost everywhere except at the LPGA. Perhaps one day we'll get those media credentials. They can't continue to ignore us forever.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Podcast: The Mental Game: sports psychology made easy

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Perhaps the most important facet of the golf game that separates the amateur from PGA tour professionals is the pros' ability to perform under all kinds of stress. Learning how to deal with the mental aspect of the game (and I don't mean through hypnosis folks) will not only save strokes on the course but can effectively enhance all aspects of your life.

Barry and I are not professional instructors but some of the golf tips we bring you this week comes from one of the most qualified experts in his field, Dr. Rick Jensen. Dr. Jensen is not only the founder of the Performance Center at PGA National Resort and Spa but has also taught touring pros on the LPGA, PGA and Champions Tours.

It doesn't matter how advanced or how new to the game you are, we believe that these tips are essential for good play. Take these thoughts with you, have fun and play good golf!

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Interview with a PGA Professional (part 2), Michelle Wie makes golf history, impact tape and Barry dodges flack about the tee box

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In my interview last week with PGA Professional Martin Nolletti, Martin stressed the fundamentals. This week Martin discusses the biggest problems for women golfers and gives "casual" golfers a few tips on how to stay even.

With many listeners commenting about Barry's supposed lack of tee box etiquette, Barry battles back. We also respond to a question about how to use impact tape.

And, you either love her or you don't but Michelle Wie is making an impact in the men's arena. Although Wie Sung-mi (her Korean name) fell twelve strokes shy of victory at the rain-shortened SK Telecom Open, she made the cut and delighted thousands of Wie watchers worldwide. With her confidence surging, Michelle will now attempt several more cuts in men's tournaments, first at U.S. Open qualifying rounds in Hawaii and then on to two PGA tournament qualifiers, the John Deere Classic in July where Wie missed the cut by a mere two strokes and then onto the 84 Lumber Classic in September.

Thanks for your comments and questions. We appreciate them!
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