PODCAST EPISODES

138: Fulfilling the Golfer’s Need for Speed with SuperSpeed Golf

Today I am very excited to announce our guests, Kyle and Mike from SuperSpeed Golf. We first had them on the show for episode 64 to talk about the benefits of “overspeed training,” and to this day that is still the #1 downloaded episode on the 18Strong Podcast!

For those who don’t know, SuperSpeed Golf is a golf training system aimed at improving the speed and efficiency of a player’s swing. The method is scientifically proven and tested and is one of the most widely used training methods for golfers across all skill levels.

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137: Finding a Fitness Plan that Works for You with Andrew Hannon

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Andrew Hannon. Andrew is a personal trainer and fitness professional and golf fitness instructor with Premier Fitness Systems. Andrew is a huge proponent of golf fitness and performance and believes that the general public can benefit from the techniques and concepts of golf fitness training through mobility, flexibility, and dynamic movement, while still combining traditional strength and athletic movements. Andrew’s view on health and fitness is not necessarily about looking ripped or toned year round with high-intensity workouts, but about a lifestyle change through active habits, maintainable nutritional choices, and a healthy mindset of self-worth. Andrew loves working with all types of people and enjoys creating valuable interpersonal relationships that can help clients exceed their goals. He enjoys learning about his clients to ensure a fun, motivational and fulfilling workout. Andrew Hannon’s Background Andrew started as an athlete in a small town in Kansas where he participated in three sports in high school. His sports career continued at Baker University where he played baseball and basketball. During that time Andrew began to find his true passion for fitness and performance. While majoring in Exercise Science his knowledge on fitness and health continued to grow. Andrew is a TPI certified trainer and works with golfers of all levels from amateur, recreational, professional, as well as other individuals simply looking to move better and get stronger. Highlights from this Episode Andrew shares his background growing up as a baseball and basketball player ans how he ended up getting into the fitness business, eventually making his way to Arizona to specialize working with golfers. We talk about some of the bigger pieces a golfer needs to pay attention to when thinking about golf fitness and mobility. Andrew looks at three main things whenever he starts consulting with a new client: how well they hinge, their pelvis, and what they do with their feet. How to get clients to ‘buy in’ to working on certain movements that are really important to work on, but may not be quite as exciting as jumping right into lifting heavy weights. Why people have such a resistance to warming

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136: Teaching the Art of the Short Game with Stan Utley

Today I am very excited to announce our guest; Stan Utley. Stan is a professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. He is renowned for having one of the best short games in the game of golf. He holds the PGA Tour record for fewest putts in nine holes, with six at the 2002 Air Canada Championship.

As his touring career was winding down, Utley began to take advantage of his reputation as one of the best chippers and putters in the game. He began a transition into teaching and writing with a focus on his specialty – the short game.

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135: One of Golf’s Oldest Stories on the Big Screen with Jason Connery

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Jason Connery. Jason is the director of the golf film, Tommy’s Honour – a 2016 historical drama film depicting the lives and careers of the pioneering Scottish golfing champions Old Tom Morris and his son Young Tommy Morris. Jason Connery has appeared in over 30 films, television movies and series, since his breakthrough role as “Robin Hood” in the UK television series Robin Hood in 1985. He is the son of Sean Connery, and a big fan of the game of golf. Jason Connery’s Background Jason grew up in London and Scotland. He received a half-scholarship for swimming and held the under-16 freestyle record for the south of England. Jason’s interest in acting developed while studying at the Gordonstoun School for Boys in the north of Scotland. He credits his mother and father for his drive and his ability to survive and persevere in an unpredictable business. After achieving success as an actor for two decades, Connery is working behind the cameras with his recently formed production company, “Unconditional Entertainment”. Highlights from this Episode We talk about what drew Jason to making the film about Tom Morris. He originally knew a little about the Morris’, but didn’t know the full extent of the story. Over the course of a year he came to learn a lot about the two and their passion for the game of golf. Jason is very passionate about film and golf, so the making of this film seemed like a logical step. We also get into some of the challenges that come with making films, and in particular this film. He was repeatedly told that ‘golf’ films had great difficulty in being successful, and had to overcome a lot of negative perceptions of the script. How Jason and the crew navigated the weather, being that they filmed in Scotland which is notorious for bad weather. They were incredibly lucky and only had one morning of filming where it was raining. We talk about the background of old Tom and young Tommy Morris, and the impact they had on the game of golf. Jason still enjoys getting out and playing a round of golf, and

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134: Let’s Do This! with Michael Breed

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Michael Breed.  Michael is one of the biggest personalities in the world of golf today!  Between his primetime show on the Golf Channel (The Golf Fix), and his Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio show (A New Breed of Golf), Michael is one of the most influential instructors in the world, helping millions of people with their game.

Being that this is Masters week, I asked Michael to share some of his memories from his days as an Assitant Pro at Augusta National and his time working at the Masters Tournament.  Along with his stories, Michael shares some incredible advice on how he got to where he is and how others listening to the show can do the same with a few simple principles that he has employed over his lifetime in golf.

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133: Satisfying Your Golf Craving in Minutes with Andy Johnson

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Andy Johnson. Andy is the founder and editor of online golf blog, the Fried Egg.

After playing competitively on the amateur circuit for years, he found himself working a 9-5 job. His time for golf and keeping up to date with golf news started disappearing quickly.

Andy started the fried egg in December 2015 with the goal of creating an easier way for golf fans to stay up to date with the golf world. The newsletter, sent every Monday, Wednesday and Friday is designed to give you all of the yolk and none of the shell leaving you feeling like a PGA Tour insider in just a couple of minutes.

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132: To Be or Not to be “Golfish” with Scott Shepard

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Scott Shepard. Scott is the founder of Driven Golf Performance and Plane Performance Fitness-Wellness. Both companies are dedicated to Health and Performance Improvement through Customized Fitness and Rehabilitation Programs.

There is a very big discussion going on in the world of golf and fitness these days about whether golfers should be lifting and training the way that guys like Rory and Jason Day are.  But amongst those in the “golf fitness” world, there is also a debate on whether that training should or shouldn’t be “golfish” in nature. (Golfish = Looking like a golf movement).

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131: The Golfer’s Guide to Soft Tissue Mobility with Kevin Hendry

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Kevin Hendry. Kevin is a partner and director of education at RAD Roller – a set of massage tools that provide controlled, acute point release, move waste materials out of your soft tissue and encourage proper spinal alignment.

You will not find anyone more abreast of the research regarding topics such as mobility, myofascial release, pain and performance and this translates into RAD Roller’s innovative methods. When Kevin isn’t spending time changing the way self-myofascial release is performed in gyms, locker rooms, and rehab settings, he works as a strength coach and manual osteopath in Vancouver, Canada.

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130: Simple Fundamentals for Success with Chris Finn

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Chris Finn. Chris is a licensed physical therapist and the founder of Par4Success, a premeir golf performance facility in Raliegh North Carolina.  Chris’ passion for helping his athletes, clients, and just people, in general, is the driving force behind everything he does.  After struggling through a major medical event not too long ago, while building his new go   He is regarded as the premier Golf Fitness, Performance & Medical Expert in North Carolina.

After struggling through a major medical event not too long ago, while building his new golf performance company, Chris has a new found outlook on his mission to not only help the golfer, but also other entrepreneurs like him self in the golf fitness world.   He is regarded as the premier Golf Fitness, Performance & Medical Expert in North Carolina.

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129: Inside the Ropes with Webb Simpson

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, PGATour golfer and Major Champion, Webb Simpson.  Webb is most known for his 2012 US Open win at the Olympic Club (as well as his post-round interview that was infiltrated by the “Birdman!”).

Webb has had an incredible career to date with 4 wins, 6 finishes for 2nd place and 47 “top 10” finishes as of this interview with his most recent being the loss in a playoff at the 2017 Waste Management Open to returning winner, Hideki Matsuyama.

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