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Golf Essentials Podcast: Practice Efficiently

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Free daily and deployable golf help for those who don't want to pay an instructor - arm yourself with practice plans, drills, and custom insights. I answer all your questions, host live Q&A's, and tell it to you straight. Here's what I believe: 1. Golf is challenging, but it doesn't need to be complicated - a simple, consistent methodology is best. 2. Infrequent and expensive lessons aren't optimal for improvement - light, regular refinements are better. 3. There's no magic pill (sorry) - I'll tell you what to do and how to make the most of your time. Questions: cbourque@pga.com

Free daily and deployable golf help for those who don't want to pay an instructor - arm yourself with practice plans, drills, and custom insights. I answer all your questions, host live Q&A's, and tell it to you straight. Here's what I believe: 1. Golf is challenging, but it doesn't need to be complicated - a simple, consistent methodology is best. 2. Infrequent and expensive lessons aren't optimal for improvement - light, regular refinements are better. 3. There's no magic pill (sorry) - I'll tell you what to do and how to make the most of your time. Questions: cbourque@pga.com
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Free daily and deployable golf help for those who don't want to pay an instructor - arm yourself with practice plans, drills, and custom insights. I answer all your questions, host live Q&A's, and tell it to you straight. Here's what I believe: 1. Golf is challenging, but it doesn't need to be complicated - a simple, consistent methodology is best. 2. Infrequent and expensive lessons aren't optimal for improvement - light, regular refinements are better. 3. There's no magic pill (sorry) - I'll tell you what to do and how to make the most of your time. Questions: cbourque@pga.com

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English

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480-299-0520


Episodes

Hey Northerners, Are You Putting in the Work?

1/23/2019
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If you're not practicing don't complain about not getting better. When I was in high school, I used to hit balls in to a net every day, and head to the beach because that was the only place without snow. I believe that winter can be a big-time refresher so that you come out with guns blazing in the spring.

Duration:00:02:56

Golf Equipment Primer - My Two Cents on Choosing New Sticks

1/22/2019
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It’s that time of year when lots of people start thinking about building their set for the spring. This episode is about my thoughts on some basics to go with if you’re a relative beginner grabbing some new clubs. Be sure to subscribe and shoot me any questions or topics you’d like to talk about. https://www.about-golf.org/podcast

Duration:00:17:10

Sports Injury Prevention & Recovery with Craig Kotilinek

1/21/2019
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Preventing Injuries and Recovering Flashback to a chat I had with videographer Craig Kotilinek last week about his sports injuries and some remedies that have worked well. I've been really luck in my career to avoid major injury, but I've weathered some setbacks of my own. Fun chat on recovering and getting back in the action as soon as possible. https://www.about-golf.org/podcast

Duration:00:12:33

The Shanks - A Cure for That Enjoyment-Sucking Death Spiral

1/19/2019
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The Shanks Suck - But We Can Fix 'Em! The shanks can come out of nowhere. They’re super scary and often paralyze golfers and suck the enjoyment out of the game. The big problem is when they get into your head and you feel things spiraling out of control. Solutions can be super counter intuitive. The way that you logically and naturally react to your first shank is probably the exact opposite of what you really should be doing. I explain why this is…and how to fix them once and for...

Duration:00:10:39

Prep for the PGA Show in Orlando Next Week & Launching KPI Golf

1/19/2019
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Heading to the PGA Show next week. So much to do in preparation for announcing KPI Golf to the world. We’re going to be super busy next week meeting with vendors and solidifying contractual relationships. Because we’re managing a bunch of golf courses, we represent a much more substantial book of business than stand alone golf courses. Vendors sharpen their pencils and compete for our business, which is super fun. I also got out and played some really fun golf at the Ritz Carlton in...

Duration:00:07:14

Yup, The Yips Exist in Other Sports - Like Tennis

1/17/2019
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Lots of Sports are Mental Sidechannel conversation with my good friend and master videographer Craig Kotilinek. Craig's day job is running CSK Creative, a videography and design agency here in Orlando. On the side, he's an aspiring tennis player (recreationally). I learned that he's had troubles in the past with his serve - specifically the toss. With an inconsistent toss, basically flinching on important serves, his game was severely limited. With some mental fortitude and some hard...

Duration:00:20:43

Open International Jr. Golf Swing Contest - Judged by Jack Nicklaus, Francesco Molinari & Others

1/17/2019
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World Junior Golf Swing Contest Brendon Elliott, PGA Member shares the details on his global junior golf swing contest. The panel of judges is incredible - Jack Nicklaus, Lauren Thompson, Francesco Molinari to name a few. Registration is super easy here. Record a 1-minute video of kids hitting golf balls, and send it in! The best of the bunch will be reviewed by this incredible panel personally!

Duration:00:13:50

Open International Jr. Golf Swing Contest - Judged by Jack Nicklaus, Francesco Molinari & Others

1/17/2019
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World Junior Golf Swing Contest Brendon Elliott, PGA Member shares the details on his global junior golf swing contest. The panel of judges is incredible - Jack Nicklaus, Lauren Thompson, Francesco Molinari to name a few. Registration is super easy here. Record a 1-minute video of kids hitting golf balls, and send it in! The best of the bunch will be reviewed by this incredible panel personally!

Duration:00:13:50

KPI Golf on Underperforming Golf Courses & Options to Turn Things Around

1/15/2019
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Expert Opinions are Cheap John Brown discusses the options that struggling and underperforming golf courses have. The first big misconception is that professional advice and exploratory conversations only come with hard sales pitches for club management contracts. This isn't the case at all. The logic first step to take is to pick up the phone and call a consulting or golf management company. KPI Golf offers free phone consultations, investing hours in learning about the club's challenges...

Duration:00:16:57

2 Simple Pre-Swing Tips to Get Out of a Golf Slump - or Winter Hiatus

1/15/2019
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Pre-Swing is Better than In-Swing The quickest wins are in your setup and stance - nothing to do with your swing. Most people focus on "in-swing" faults and ignore the "pre-swing". I do the opposite. Without good setup and alignment, your swing is doomed. Don't get it mixed up. If you Haven't Been Playing in a While Two things to look at when you're a little rusty: posture and grip. Posture: Use a golf club to allow you to feel what a straight spine feels like. Take your stance with a...

Duration:00:12:38

Tips For Shooting Great Video With What You've Got - CSK Creative's Craig Kotilinek

1/14/2019
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CSK Creative Founder Craig Kotilinek I've known Craig for 8 or 9 years now here in Orlando. He's an extremely talented and accomplished videographer and business operator. CSK Creativeis a video production agency boasting clients like Golf Digest, Mercedes, The US Coast Guard, Total Wine and Wakeboarding Magazine. Craig's shot famous figures like best selling author James Patterson, Jordan Spieth and Ms. Transworld Wake's Amanda Lewis. Videography for Dummies In this podcast, I do my...

Duration:00:24:17

The Good, Bad and the Ugly of Golf Course Ownership

1/12/2019
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KPI Golf Management owner and business partner John Brown Jr. shares some stories of over 45 years in the golf course ownership and management business. It's not always sunshine and lollipops in the golf business!

Duration:00:16:32

Taking Inventory - How Do I Deliver More Value?

1/12/2019
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This episode is all about me asking you how I can be better. I'm loving doing the podcast thing, and I want it to be 100% about bringing value to the community. Let me know what I'm doing right and what I could be doing better. You won't hurt my feelings...that's how improvement happens. Cheers and thanks for listening!

Duration:00:02:48

Guys Trips, A Car Accident & A Simple Swing Key That Worked for Me

1/11/2019
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So, some old friends of mine from Maine and from Texas come here to Orlando every winter for a week to play golf and enjoy some sunshine. They've been doing it for 30 years. Well, last night was the first car accident ever. Fortunately nobody was hurt, but a close call nevertheless. A REALLY close call...and a lesson for all of you on guy golf trips. Swing Key: During the round we played today, I found a little mid-round swing key that really helped. It's all setup. Basically, I was...

Duration:00:08:04

With Golf Channel's Charlie Rymer Talking Golf, TV, Ribs, Life on Tour & Myrtle Beach

1/9/2019
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How Charlie Got into Television Many don’t realize (myself included) how great a player that Charlie was in his early days. He’s still competing occasionally on PGA Tour Champions as well. After Q-School one year, he ran into his good friend Gary McCord who told him he should get into television: Funny story, but sounds like it worked… Moving Back to Myrtle Beach So, Charlie’s ending his time at Golf Channel after more than 10 years. He’ll be moving his family back north, closer to...

Duration:00:28:28

Country Club Pitfalls: Golf Management Deals Too Good to Be True

1/9/2019
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Country clubs bringing in outside management do so in one of two major ways: 1. They recognize they need help and expertise to help them move forward optimally. 2. A firm offers to inject some capital over time in exchange for ownership stake in the club (equity vs. non-equity). Problem with number 2 is that over time, when the capital improvement money “comes due”, the members are subject to cost cutting tactics that markedly deteriorate the quality of the experience and the club...

Duration:00:20:00

Dominate the Springtime - Winter Drills for Putting, Chipping & Full Swing (Ep.52)

1/8/2019
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3 Drills to Get Sharp in the Off-Season These 3 wintertime exercises helped me big time coming out of the gates in the spring back when I was in high school. I worked on my putting, chipping and full swing while our family was watching TV...and I won the Maine State Amateur that spring. Here's what I worked on... Putting Over a Dime Find some good, true carpet to putt on. The faster the better. Set yourself up by laying a dime on the ground (the hole), with a book behind at a 45 degree...

Duration:00:11:53

Rant: Why Short Sighted Golf Course Operators Suck

1/7/2019
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Get Your Business Priorities in Line I believe that the most successful businesses (golf or non-golf) take care of the most important things first...and at all costs. It's super upsetting to me to see operators ruining perfectly good businesses - especially golf courses - because they get it totally backwards. It is our belief at KPI Golf that company culture is of the utmost importance. When your teams are turning over frequently, it not only ads costs and reduces performance. It creates...

Duration:00:07:17

2 Games To Make Putting Practice More Interesting (and Productive)

1/6/2019
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Pull-Back and Safety Pull-Back These two putting games are incredible in a lot of ways. First of all, they help make putting practice a lot more interesting. That's a big deal for some of you who find putting super boring. The benefits of these two games are many...they help lag putting as well as those testy 4 - 8 footers. You'll simulate real round conditions including a little bit of pressure if you're playing with others or matching your personal best. Here's how it's...

Duration:00:08:00

Help For Golfers Who Have Golf Courses They Care About

1/4/2019
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Super Thankful - Time to Reflect Just a regroup on why I'm bothering to deliver this podcast. It's two major reasons, both of which based on stuff that I've lived, experienced, and executed myself. I come from a blue collar background, not from money and privilege. I believe that the strategies that have made me successful will help a lot of people in golf...whether as a player or as a golf course operator. I welcome all commentary, good and bad, as well as any questions or topics you'd...

Duration:00:05:47