PODCAST EPISODES

The Incredible Story of the Triple Track Golf Ball with Ray Barrett [#228]

In this episode, we are not only going to introduce you to one of the most innovative improvements the golf industry has seen in years, but we are going to introduce you to the incredible serial entrepreneur and inventor of the Triple Track™ golf ball, Ray Barrett. Even if you’ve never heard of the Triple Track™ before, I bet you’ve seen it. Recently we’ve seen Phil Mickelson using a Callaway golf ball that has three little lines on it, to which he has attributed a significant improvement in his putting game. Now you’re probably thinking: “What’s the deal with these three little lines?” Every new golf ball that comes out on the market touts the same mediocre changes that make it “unique and better,” be it spin, feel, distance, etc. But, with the Triple Track, it’s NOT ABOUT THE BALL at all, but what is ON THE BALL! And as fascinating as the technology on the ball is, I believe it’s the story behind the ball and it’s inventor, Ray Barrett, that you are going to find most interesting and entertaining in this episode.  After successfully building and selling 2 companies, Ray virtually stumbled upon the idea in a simple attempt to see the ball better when playing with his buddies, and thanks to his big vision and persistence, it is now being sold all over the world via Callaway Golf and is winning championships on the PGA Tour. Ray Barrett’s Background Ray Barrett graduated in 1960 from St. Louis University (SLU) where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, where he has received the University’s “Distinguished Alumnus of the Year” award in 1989. Throughout St. Louis, he is widely known as an “Entrepreneurs’ Entrepreneur”. Ray has a track record of founding successful business’, from Landshire Food Systems (a manufacturer and distributor of packaged goods,) Biomedical Systems (a global organization offering clinical trial services, physician/cardiology services, and medical products with offices in the United States, Belgium, China, Japan and India serving several different healthcare markets.) Ray is also the Inventor of golfs Triple Track™ alignment pattern, distributed worldwide by Callaway Golf. Highlights from this Episode The zany background that

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Your Personal PGA Tour Medical Team | Harry Sese & Shane Lawlor [#227]

Today I am especially excited to bring back on our special guests, Harry Sese, and Shane Lawlor. One of the things that we love to do here at 18Strong is giving you a glimpse of what goes on on the tour. Trying to take the tour experience and bring it to you at home in your earbuds. This week we are going to do just that with two guys that have been traveling with golfers on the PGA tour as the medical staff for over a decade now: Dr. Harry Sese and Dr. Shane Lawlor. Both chiropractors working with PGA players as well as having clinics at home, that have come on to share their experiences with professionals and amateurs alike and the work they do that can directly apply to your golf game.   Dr. Harry Sese’s Background Graduated from Western State’s College of Chiropractic in 2007. Is a Master Instructor and former national champion in Taekwondo. He has traveled and taught with the Titleist Performance Institute and is now touring with PGA professionals including Graham McDowell, Jerry Kelly, Adam Hadwin, Jon Rahm, and many others. Harry’s Approach: The Goal is to play golf for as long as you want/can. Always keep an eye on your body and fitness to stay in peak condition for as long as possible. Dr. Shane Lawlor’s Background Shane is Sports Chiropractor and an expert in the treatment, screening, and rehabilitation of golf injuries. He also has extensive post-graduate training in the treatment of sports & soft tissue injuries including lower back & functional rehabilitation. Shane has traveled with professional golfers on both the European & PGA Tours since 2009 and has worked with over 50 different tour pros. He consults to a number of elite amateur and professional golfers when he is off the tour. Highlights from this Episode  What their routine looks like being PGA golf docs to keep focused and ready to attend to their players, and what aspects of their traveling have they regimented to maintain their peak performance. The difference in structuring between their work on the road with professionals to their work from their home clinic with the

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Driver Swings Faster than the Speed of Sound | Mach 3 Golf Speed Training [#226]

Today I am especially excited to bring on our special guests, Jeff Young and Ken Loewen from Mach 3 Speed Training.

“Am I ever going to be able to swing the club faster?” I think it’s a natural question that we all ask ourselves from time to time in the pursuit of peak golf fitness and performance, and especially in today’s game of golf distance is king so club-head speed can make or break your rounds. . .

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Enriching the Lives of Veterans Through Golf | Captain Brandon Johnson [#225]

Today I am especially excited to bring on our special guest, Captain Brandon Johnson.

Golf is a passion of ours, and it’s a part of life that we cherish. It’s the competition, the challenge, the joys, the frustrations, but in many cases, it’s the camaraderies we have out on the course meeting new people and hanging out with those we love…

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Are You Committed to the Process? Lance Gill | Titleist Performance Institute [#223]

Why are you here? Most people can’t answer that question when they go to see a Golf and Fitness specialist like Lance, but it’s important to discover your underlying needs and tailor a regiment that works for you. Lance is on today to talk to us about committing to the learning process and understanding what you are really trying to do and how to get to that end result.

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5 Non-Golf Things You Should Do this Winter [#221]

Today, I’m going to give you 5 simple things that could change your game next year, but NONE of these involve hitting a golf ball this off-season. We believe that your body is the greatest piece of golf equipment you own, and (perfect timing with the PGA show coming up) this is the time when every golf gadget and piece of technology is running rampant with claims that they will be the “one stop shop shortcut” to helping your golf game.

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