Monday, July 31, 2006

Podcast: A valuable training aid already in your golf bag, perseverance pays off and loads of golf tips

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Barry and I were going through an old Golf Magazine from 2001 (yes, we're really golf fanatics) and came across golf tips from some of the greatest golfers and instructors in the world. Dr. Gary Wiren, Davis Love Jr. and Judy Rankin are among this week's selections.

Perseverance pays off. H. Ross Perot once stated, "Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown."

We discuss how, with persistence and with the right mental attitude, you can make the most of your round even when it starts off...unexpectedly!

And, you have a valuable training aid in your golf bag and probably didn't even realize it!

Thanks for all of the terrific comments! Continue sending emails to golfforbeginners@aol.com. We try to read every letter and appreciate your questions and observations!

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Podcast: Strategies that helped Tiger Woods win the British Open, golf equipment tips for beginners and G.A.S.P. before every swing

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Tiger Woods successfully defended his British Open title and Geoff Ogilvy grabbed the U.S. Open. What's next? Will Phil Mickelson aptly safeguard his PGA Championship or will there be traces of gambling Phil, who is now holding the title of "worst collapse in sports history"?

This week we discuss the course management strategies which Tiger Woods used to claim the coveted claret jug.

Barry and I pull a letter from a fellow New Yorker out of our email bag. His complaint? Googling online under "best clubs" and "beginners" has not found our listener any wisdom, "just a bunch of marketing".

Are Nike golf clubs best for beginners? Mizuno? Ping? We help take the confusion out of club selection.

Finally, Shelby Futch, Golf Digest teaching professional, shows us how to G.A.S.P. your way to better play.

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Podcast: Four words that don't belong on a golf course, handicap, course and slope rating and Dear Abby? (not quite)

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Most of us know about the great problem-solver "Dear Abby", but how about "Dear Stacy & Barry?" A battle of the sexes, husband and wife debate heats up the airwaves this week.

One of our listeners asks several questions from course and slope ratings to the difference between a short and long game handicap. We answer with the help of the Metropolitan Golf Association and also give a few tips on keeping your short game up-to-par.

Golf Digest teaching professional Randy Smith discloses the four words that should never be uttered on a golf course!

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Two peas in a pod (cast). Golf for Beginners interviewed by the Journal News!

It's time for a bit of shameless self-promotion.

Our Golf for Beginners podcast was recognized today by the Journal News in a newspaper article entitled, "High Tech: Internet unleashes a showcase of creativity".

In response to a growing interest in this new media, we were selected as one of three up-and-coming podcasters in the New York area.

We're not your typical golf show. Instead of weekly servings of PGA and LPGA tour news, we enjoy filling our podcast with real life adventures on the golf course and tips associated with our experiences. We try to allow our readers and listeners to live our golf life along with us with our usual dose of husband and wife banter. That regular exchange lends itself to some challenging scenarios to say the least!

Our most recent Golf for Beginners episode touches on my recent reaction when the Journal News photographer clicked away as I was swinging my driver but, alas, those pics made the cutting room floor (whew).

I would also like to correct Mr. Garcia regarding an error in his article. In it he states "public feedback to their podcast includes about 1,000 subscribers and e-mails from around the world." As of today our podcast has nearly 2,000 dedicated weekly subscribers who receive it automatically through iTunes or through syndicators of RSS feeds (such as Podnova or My Yahoo) in addition to several thousand additional readers who stop by to read our weekly blogs on WorldGolf.com

Stay tuned as Golf for Beginners takes the world by storm. You might one day catch us on the celebrity golf tour!

I can dream, can't I?

Monday, July 03, 2006

Podcast: Putt (and chip) better this season. Who knows? Maybe your short game will one day resemble Annika Sorenstam's!

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Barry and I play much more golf now that summer is upon us (most of the time it's happy golf). We like to walk and, in doing so, find plenty of golf balls along the way, from Titleist to Callaway. We received an email asking our advice on golf balls and if it really matters which brand we use. Listen for the lowdown.

Simple short game tips are also featured so that one day you may grind it out as well as Annika Sorenstam and Michelle Wie did this weekend...even if you're a novice!

An 18-hole playoff between Pat Hurst and Annika Sorenstam to determine the winner of the 2006 U.S. Women's Open is set for today at 9 a.m. on ESPN.

And, as Pat Hurst said in her post-round interview today, "Play it one shot at a time".

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