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The path to success in golf has many roads to the finished product. At the professional level, the toolbox is full of a variety weapons; Analytics, strokes gained stats, technology, launch monitors, nutrition, fitness, psychology and more mold golfers into ultimate golfing machines. Veteran golf broadcaster Will Haskett tackles them all, plus their impact on fantasy sports, wagering, rankings and history.

The path to success in golf has many roads to the finished product. At the professional level, the toolbox is full of a variety weapons; Analytics, strokes gained stats, technology, launch monitors, nutrition, fitness, psychology and more mold golfers into ultimate golfing machines. Veteran golf broadcaster Will Haskett tackles them all, plus their impact on fantasy sports, wagering, rankings and history.

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The path to success in golf has many roads to the finished product. At the professional level, the toolbox is full of a variety weapons; Analytics, strokes gained stats, technology, launch monitors, nutrition, fitness, psychology and more mold golfers into ultimate golfing machines. Veteran golf broadcaster Will Haskett tackles them all, plus their impact on fantasy sports, wagering, rankings and history.

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@willhaskett

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English

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Episodes

Episode 118 - Luke Kerr-Dineen

3/17/2021
Is there a sport that breaks down the intricacies of the process more than golf? The swing is dissected to takeaway, positions, angles, heights, impact, balance, finish and any other number of factors. Added technology has increased those measurements. What is available? What are we learning? How are the best professionals looking at their swings? Is it actually allowing more variety again in swings? Luke Kerr-Dineen covers all things golf improvement for Golf.com and joins. That, plus our...

Duration:00:49:29

Episode 117 - Ward Jarvis 2.0

2/23/2021
The first time Ward Jarvis came on the podcast, he said Brendon Todd was close to winning. Todd then won back-to-back PGA Tour events. Jarvis joins the pod again to discuss the mental side of the game, infusion with stats, growth, perspective and more. We use it all to discuss Max Homa winning, Tony Finau not, Jordan Spieth's return, Koepka's Alpha male, length, pressure and more. Great chat with takeaways for all levels of golfer and fan.

Duration:00:36:20

Episode 116 - Jamie Greaves

2/9/2021
Of all of the finely tuned elements in golf, the one still being figured out may be fitness. How do golfers fuel their strength gains? How do the best setup a week of eating to maximize performance? What in-round snacks and drinks are used to keep a golfer at his best? Jamie Greaves has been working with golfers of all levels with their fitness and nutrition and sheds some light on strategies to keep the fuel efficiency a peak levels.

Duration:00:52:02

Episode 115 - Johnny Watts

1/27/2021
Okay, this episode is personal. One of the earliest stops in my golf journey was as a club professional in northeast Indianapolis. I met a young kid (6 at the time) through his family and junior clinics. Today, Johnny Watts is three years removed from an all-everything college career and trying to make it in pro golf. We catch up to talk improvement, tracking success, perspective during the shutdown, tiers, thin lines, teams and bucket lists. Nobody is rooting harder for Johnny than this...

Duration:00:52:33

Episode 114 - Michael Carroll of Fit For Golf 2.0

1/13/2021
Increased strength and athleticism in golf has become the biggest non-equipment gain in the modern sport, with professional golfers becoming highly tuned athletes first in many cases, and then golfers second. Why? The proof is in the results, with speed and power directly correlating to success. How does that trickle down to the average golfer? How are pros tailoring their workouts? What can be done with a pandemic still around us? Michael Carroll returns to the podcast to discuss it all.

Duration:00:56:34

Episode 113 - Ben Crane

1/5/2021
A detailed conversation with Ben Crane and how he found success on the PGA Tour. The value of knowing your strengths. Understanding more about those strengths through data. The power of a good team and what those closest to a golfer should be doing. Is golf one-dimensional? What makes a good putter? First tee reality checks. Stats to ignore and others to love. Insightful stuff from one of the more thoughtful pros in the game.

Duration:00:46:30

2020, Year in Review Part 3 - The Rollback Debate

12/16/2020
Golf is divided right now on what to do with equipment. Pros hit it too far and amateurs chasing the same distance are doing a disservice to the game. Are they? Is Bryson's bulk year really that big of a story or just a part of the evolution of the sport we've seen throughout history? How do we look at this debate objectively? Maybe we don't at all. We reflect back with some clips from episodes throughout the year to try and sum the debate up.

Duration:00:47:01

2020 Year in Review, Part 2 - Race and Golf with Damon Hack

12/9/2020
2020 will be a year defined by world-changing events. One of them is the continuation of the movement for racial equality and acceptance. Golf has a complicated history with race, and its inherent inequalities make it a perfect sport to discuss societal problems and how we can improve to make the world better. But how? Damon Hack has been a steady voice in the golf community and joins the podcast to discuss what has been learned this year, what can be done by all and optimism for how golf...

Duration:00:49:33

2020, Year in Review Part 1 - Mayakoba and 2021 Picks

12/2/2020
Hard to believe in a stop-and-start year of professional golf that the final PGA Tour event is here, which gives us a great chance to reflect and project. Who fits El Camaleon this week? Who is trending into the next year? We take a look at the numbers from 2019 and 2020 to show who is rising, a few who are falling and make some bold predictions for who to keep an eye on this week and beyond.

Duration:00:38:53

2020, Week 47 - Masters Recap, Sea Island Preview + Inrange

11/18/2020
The Masters is both behind us and in front of us, and the golf world got treated to a tour de force from Dustin Johnson, putting an exclamation point on his spot as the top player in the world. We recap his recent run, his historical place in the sport and how his week impacted the storylines around the final major of 2020. We also introduce our audience to Inrange, the latest in smart ranges, where golfers of all skills can learn, improve and play together. RSM Picks at 38:00

Duration:00:46:20

2020, Week 46 - Masters Prep and Picks + Reid Fowler of DraftKings

11/10/2020
Will the wait be worth it for the 2020 Masters? The golf world thinks so. What makes a Masters winner? How will a wet forecast and November impact the favorites, if at all? How many guys truly can win? How do we analyze the favorites? Who are the value plays this week? All of this is discussed from front to back on the pod, including a chat with Reid Fowler, analyst for DraftKings.

Duration:00:48:07

2020, Week 45 - Josh Gregory Part 2 + Houston

11/4/2020
The polarization in golf right now about how the game should be played misses the point. The best play the game, attack the game and practice the game with a balanced, multi-faceted approach. Josh Gregory continues his chat this week about how he works with players on the PGA Tour to improve. We talk about practice games, learning from stats and embracing what it takes to make a living playing golf. Houston Open advice at 33:00

Duration:00:39:00

2020, Week 44 - Josh Gregory Part 1 + Bermuda

10/28/2020
Golf has been everything for Josh Gregory. An accomplished amateur player (twice), he guided Augusta State to back-to-back national championships. He then coached Bryson DeChambeau at SMU. Now, he coaches a stable of players on the PGA Tour and beyond. In part one of our chat, we talk about the mental strength and commitment of both Bryson and Patrick Reed, reflect on those title teams, discuss the growth of the game and more. Bermuda Championship picks at 31:00

Duration:00:38:41

2020, Week 43 - Arron Oberholser Part 2

10/21/2020
Back for more, Arron Oberholser goes big picture on the world of golf, especially in the professional game. How much has been learned in the last 25 years? From that technology and data, what can be contained and what will never be lost? Lessons learned from his journey to the PGA Tour, injury and a transition to the media. A great chat.

Duration:00:35:41

2020, Week 42 - The Bryson-Fitz Debate with Arron Oberholser

10/14/2020
Golf has been turned upside down by the rapid gains of Bryson DeChambeau. Just when the story was reaching its shelf life, Matthew Fitzpatrick through another log on the fire with comments last week. Was he taken out of context? Was he right or wrong? Are there sour grapes? We review the transcript, discuss the buzz words and bring in Arron Oberholser to talk about that, plus his view of Shadow Creek this week.

Duration:00:40:37

2020, Week 41 - Architect Jason Straka

10/7/2020
We know the golf ball goes farther. We know that hitting it farther is an advantage. We know courses can be overpowered. What we don't know, with consensus, is which of those are bad and what should be done. Jason Straka has been building and renovating world class golf courses for decades, and joins the podcast to lend his scientific, artistic and professional perspective to the biggest conversation in golf. Shriners Picks at 47:00

Duration:00:57:41

2020, Week 40 - Jon Sherman Part 2

9/30/2020
Your golf game can be modeled after the most successful golf professionals. Maybe not always in results, but certainly in process. They don't go all-in in one area, and neither should you. Jon Sherman, founder of Practical Golf, continues his conversation by applying everything - stats, strategy, fitness, psychology, etc. - to the amateur game for improvement. Sanderson Farms Picks at 34:00 and a giveaway!

Duration:00:44:27

2020, Week 39 - US Open Reaction and Impact with Jon Sherman

9/23/2020
Bryson DeChambeau's 2020 U.S. Open win set off a firestorm of conversation about how golf has played, his approach to it and what it means to the game. Are we missing the point? Are we missing what he actually did? Will the ripple effects do much beyond him? All of this is worthy of discussion in what has been a chatty week in the sport. Jon Sherman covers all angles in helping golfers get better and joins for part one of our conversation about the game, through the lens of Bryson's...

Duration:00:42:11

2020, Week 38 - US Open Picks and Strategy with Jason Sobel

9/16/2020
Golf's second major took nine-and-a-half months to arrive in 2020, but maybe the wait was totally worth it. Jason Sobel stops by the pod to help break down the field. Is DJ-Rahm a two-man top tier? Who do you fade from the top? Who is worth a run from the middle? Some long shot value picks, plus how to go about setting your wagering strategy any week. It's all in this chat in advance of the 120th United States Open Championship.

Duration:00:40:36

2020, Week 37 - Data Dump 3.0 with Sean Martin

9/9/2020
With only 48 hours between golf seasons on the PGA Tour, the time for reflection is short. Who should be Player of the Year and why? Who did something rare? Who truly won the scoring title? What did we learn from the Bryson experiment? That and more with PGATour.com's Sean Martin, co-host of The Center Cut Podcast.

Duration:00:46:05