Welcome to The Golf Essentials Podcast
(for Weekend Warriors)
In a past life, I used to play golf for a living, now I run an online marketing agency…but I still love talking golf, hearing from people, and sharing ideas.
I believe that our future will be audio and voice focused. If you’ve got kids playing around with Alexa or Google Home, then you know what I mean.
Here’s what I believe about both golf and business:
- Both are challenging, but neither needs to be complicated – simple and consistent is best.
- Expensive and infrequent improvement sessions aren’t optimal – light, regular refinements are much better.
- There’s no magic pill (sorry) – it’s about making the most of the time you’re spending and focusing on highest impact activities to improve.
What you should listen to first…
Golf Channel’s Charlie Rymer Talking Golf, Television, PGA Tour & Myrtle Beach
Really fun chat with one of Golf Channel’s top personalities.
He shares how he ended up in television, what life was like full-time at Golf Channel, and his new gig helping to promote his old stomping grounds Myrtle Beach as a leading golf destination. We get into a lot of topics…his background growing up in South Carolina alongside fellow TV pioneer Kelly Tilghman who became the first female to do play-by-play in a major sport.
He gets into his playing accomplishments including winning the US Junior, playing at Georgia Tech, winning on the Web.com Tour and a couple close calls to winning on the PGA Tour too.
How to Play Those 50-Yard Wedge Shots Without Fear
I used to absolutely fear a 50 yard wedge shot in golf tournaments. I’d do all I could to avoid them. Mostly that meant laying up to 100 yards leaving a full wedge into the green.
While that might be a good way to avoid embarrassment, it’s not the way to become the best player you can.
Holding it Together When You’re Nervous – Tips from a former World #1 (and me)
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?
It happens to all of us.
First of all, golf is hard. We tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves. Pressure to product perfection, when we know that perfection isn’t ever possible.
So how can we deal? How can be pull off good shots when we need them the most?
Putting in the Work: An Interview with the Vermont Lumberjacks Hockey Team
Great conversation with my old high school hockey coach Jack Lowry today. He’s the head coach of the Vermont Lumberjacksin the Eastern Hockey League (EHL).