154: Jon Stabler: The 8 Traits of Champion Golfers

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Jon Stabler. Jon is the co-founder of GolfPsych, which helps golfers using psychology to be happy, healthy and successful in all ways possible. The GolfPsych System is based on over 36 years of Tour research and Tour experience. They have helped almost 400 PGA Tour, Champions Tour, and LPGA Tour Professionals. Using these results and experiences they have refined their system of golf psychology training techniques to get the best results, in the shortest time.They have used these methods to help thousands of golfers, of all ages and abilities, to reach their personal goals. In today’s episode, Jon walks us through all 8 of the Champion Traits! Jon Stabler’s Background Jon is a co-researcher and co-author in the personality study of golfers and the resulting book, “The Eight Traits of Champion Golfers”, He has developed and conducted the GolfPsych group schools and Instructor training programs. Jon has worked with numerous players and college teams including TCU, SMU, A&M and Baylor. Jon invented the patent pending Mind Meter used in GolfPsych schools & programs. It enables GolfPsych clients to quickly learn to manage emotions and attain optimum tension levels for golf. Highlights from this Episode Jon’s background and how he eventually got into the world of mindset and personality as it relates to golf. The importance of the mental side of golf, and how your state of mind and personality can drastically alter the way you play, for better or worse. We look at what champion players have from a personality perspective, that is different from non-champion players. We walk through in detail, each of the 8 traits of personality that determine a champion golfer. The traits have been tested against a lot of players, from a lot of different tours, and they tend to be consistent across the board in terms of what makes a champion golfer. See the 8 Traits Chart below:   Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore? Caddy Shack Who would you want to spend a day on the course with, and where? Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, Jordan Spieth at Pebble Beach Where to find Jon Stabler:  Website: https://www.golfpsych.com The 8

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153: Jerry Haas: From a Family of Golfers to Coaching a Golf Family

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Jerry Haas. Jerry is a former Wake Forest All-American and is in his 21st season as head coach of his alma mater.

A former PGA tour member, Haas has rebuilt the Wake Forest program back into a perennial contender for ACC and NCAA championships. His Deacons have finished in the top-10 at the NCAA Championships three times since 2001. Under Haas, Wake Forest has been a fixture in the national rankings, including a No. 1 ranking in 2001.

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152: Frank Duffy: Lower Scores with Better Body Control.

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Frank Duffy. Frank is the Director of Performance at Par Four Performance and the owner of Frank Duffy Fitness. He has assessed and worked with hundreds of individuals from different walks of life. From Major League Baseball pitchers looking to stay healthy throughout their season, to the elderly grandmother just trying to live a pain-free lifestyle, he has been lucky enough to observe and learn from every single client that he’s ever encountered.

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151: Trillium Rose: How to fast track your improvement. . .

Today I am very excited to announce our guest; Trillium Rose. Trillium Rose is a certified teaching professional and Head Director of Instruction at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. An innovator and life-long learner, her knowledge of teacher effectiveness, mechanics and practice training have proven highly successful. She has improved the games of over 1,000 individuals who rely on her cutting-edge expertise, and honest, straight- forward approach.

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150: Matt Unthank: How to build BogeyProof Shoulders.

Today I am very excited to announce our guest; Matt Unthank. Matt is Director of Training and Education at Crossover Symmetry – a medically designed rotator cuff and scapular strengthening system engineered to enhance shoulder health and performance. The programs were developed using the most current research and EMG data to identify the best exercises and techniques to train the scapular stabilizers and rotator cuff.

Crossover Symmetry provides gear to athletes, coaches, and therapists around the world. They are currently used by professional athletes in the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and over 75% of major NCAA Division I Universities. Crossover Symmetry is also used a principal training tool among the best CrossFit athletes and gyms in the world.

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149: Michael Manavian: Fueling for Performance

Today I am very excited to announce our guest; Michael Manavian. Commonly known as the Bodybuilding Golf Pro. Michael has dedicated his life to improving performance in many arenas.  Through his aspirations of becoming a professional golfer, Michael has spent over a decade researching and implementing how to best develop champion athletes.

His passion quickly branched out from golf to include coaching champions in bodybuilding, physique competitions, CrossFit, cycling, running, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and hockey.  By combining his vast knowledge of weight training protocols with individualized nutrition regimens, he is able to elicit the desired biochemical response to produce champions.

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148: Tony Gentilcore: Why golfers should lift heavy things.

Today I am excited to hang out with Tony Gentilcore, strength coach, and fitness writer extraordinaire!  Tony is an expert when it comes to the deadlift and basically anything regarding picking up heavy things (oh and Star Wars). So naturally, I wanted to discuss with him why some people aren’t on board with the deadlift and what we should consider when thinking about using it in our programs, and also why he lifting “heavy” things might be one of the most important things you can do for your game and your long term health. Tony loves coaching and loves that he gets to work with such a wide variety of clientele on a daily basis. “I love getting people stronger and helping them buy into the mentality of setting performance-based goals.” He lives in Boston with his wife Lisa, and son Julian. Tony Gentilcore’s Background Tony grew up an active kid, playing baseball, basketball, soccer, wrestling, swimming, kickball, and a ton of bike riding. He graduated from the State University of New York at Cortland, Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Health Education and a concentration in Health/Wellness Promotion. He played two years at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY where he was named Most Valuable Pitcher in both his Freshman and Sophomore years, and also made All-Conference and All-Region his sophomore year. Tony was one of the founders of Cressey Sports Performance with another very well known strength coach, Eric Cressey, where he worked with professional athletes on a regular basis. Tony currently trains in his own facility in Boston, MA, CORE and spends a good majority of his time writing for his blog TonyGentilcore.com and other major fitness publications. Highlights from this Episode Tony’s thoughts on the deadlift. There is a lot of conflicting information about whether deadlifts are good or bad for you, which we get into. Some dos and don’ts of deadlifts that everyone should be taking into account. There are a number of ways to approach it, and every person is going to be different depending on their skill, age, available equipment etc. Why back pain is most often not related to your back.

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147: Andrew Rice: “Keep it Simple” with a better understanding of your swing

Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Andrew Rice. I was first introduced to Andrew through his content on Revolution Golf, and have really enjoyed his style of teaching and his emphasis on not getting overcomplicated with your golf swing.

As an instructor for over 25 years and an avid user of current teaching technology, Andrew is definitely on the cutting edge of instruction, but I feel he really excels in being able to take all of the data and fancy tools and relate them in an understandable way to the golfer.

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146: The Golfer’s Guide to Hydration

Golf is hard.  And there are a lot of components that contribute to making it difficult.  Typically, in order to improve, we resort to working on our technique, getting in better shape, fighting off nagging injuries, or other methods that often take a long time and a lot of work.  But there is a secret weapon that can have an immediate impact on your game and prevent you from breaking down at the end of your round. This week on the podcast I am talking all about hydration for golf and why it might be one of the most important, but overlooked components that could change your game. My recent trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama allowed me to play a couple of rounds of golf in the hot, humid Gulf weather.  This got me thinking about staying hydrated on the course and wondering about some of the physiology of what is actually going on when we sweat and how it affects our performance. So in this episode, I break down the basics of hydration/dehydration by looking at: What is actually happening in the body The main substances and chemicals that contribute What dehydration can mean for your golf game Share some of the performance products that I use/recommend Give you 7 tips for fighting dehydration to keep you from giving up sloppy strokes Below is the outline of notes for the show, including links to any resources mentioned during the show and other online articles/studies that were used to gather information. The Golfer’s Guide to Hydration (Outline) The body needs water for survival. (If water is the gas, electrolytes are the motor oil). It delivers good stuff like oxygen, nutrients, and hormones while removing wastes and other junk. Regulates body and cellular temps Definitions: Hydration: the condition of having adequate fluid in the tissues of the body Dehydration: an abnormal depletion of body fluids (the body needs more fluids than are present or being input to function normally) What’s normal hydration? Body’s water % (can only really measure with a body fat scale using bioelectric impedence analysis, which sends electrical signals through the body) Men 50-65% Women 45-60% Urine: light

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145: Become a better ball striker with Adam Young

I’m super excited to bring Adam Young back on the show this week.  Adam has taught golf all over the world, has a best-selling book The Practice Manual: The Ultimate Guide for Golfers, and now has created an online training course to help golfers all over the world become better ball strikers in The Strike Plan.

In this interview, Adam helps us understand some of the basic, yet often misunderstood, priorities when it comes to hitting the ball better and more consistently.  He also shares some of the strategies that they have been implementing with students to practice much more effectively.

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