97: Working with Legends at the Top of the Rock with Eric Smith

Today, Eric Smith, Head PGA Professional at the Top of the Rock property in Branson, MO joins us to share his stories, experiences and insights into his time working at what is becoming one of the hottest golf destinations in the country.  Bass Pro Shop founder Johnny Morris has created one of the most unique golf and resort locations in the world.

With a Championship 18 and 9-hole course (and another 18 and 12 hole course on the way), designed by legends including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Ben Crenshaw, Top of the Rock and Bass Pro Legends of Golf Champions Tour event have become

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96: Changing golf with a BLAST of technology featuring Mike Bentley

Mike Bentley is one of the leading biomechanists in the world and has been innovating technology for golf for many years. Mike’s contributions have been helped create some of the best tools in golf (like the K-Vest) to analyze what the body is doing during the golf swing. Most recently his talents have been focused on creating one of the most advanced sensors to track exactly what your club is doing and being able to link that data directly to each swing via motion capture. This creation is now known as BLAST Motion.

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95: Overcoming Stress & Injury to maximize performance with Mike Subach

In today’s episode, Mike Subach joins us to share his experience in the world of performance.  Mike specifically sheds some light on how much stress can impact our ability to heal, rest, move, and especially perform!

Aside from working with many individuals and athletes on their performance and correcting their limitations, Mike also recently went through an injury/surgery of his own which gave him first hand experience on the challenges of regaining proper movement, control and strength.

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94: You’re a Golfer, but are you an Athlete? with Kaitlyn Sharpless

Kaitlyn Sharpless is quickly becoming one of the “IT” female trainers in the world of golf.  It seems like she is everywhere!  And that includes right here on 18STRONG.  Not only is she our featured guest for this episode, but she is also one of our featured coaches here, and has provided a ton of great videos and content, which can be seen by going here.

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93: How to have a great vacation without sabotaging your Health

Summer time is here, which often means golf trips, family vacations and time spent at the pool, lake, etc.  This can also mean slipping a little on the workouts, diet and training regimen.

Just this past week, I took a trip with my family to Table Rock Lake, where we had an incredible time.  I played some golf, we fished, we boated, swam and took in lots of scenery.  And I have to say, it took some will power to not just say “forget it” when it came to the diet, workouts, and booze.  And in all honesty, in some ways I would say I succeeded, and in some, not so much 😉

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92: The DRIVE behind successful Golf Fitness Business and Life with Don Saladino

Don Saladino joins us again in this episode to share some of his experiences and lessons learned in the golf fitness business and also around the topics of creating routines, habits, and structure that allow for more success, happiness, and balance.

Running one of the most successful golf fitness businesses is no easy task and there are a lot of components required above and beyond just the training part.  Don has some exciting news to share for any up and coming golf fitness professionals and also shares some of his secrets to living a more productive and fulfilled lifestyle while building a successful company and family life.

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91: Create better moving athletes with Austin Einhorn

Austin Einhorn from Apiros Performance joins us in this episode to share his experience working with high level athletes but utilizing some very unique and in many ways transformative methods to enhance their movement, body awareness, and overall athletic potential.

Austin came from a background of traditional strength training education, but soon realized that there were some missing pieces when he started learning some other more rehabilitative and therapeutic techniques.  It was then that he discovered some of the principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and some other techniques that really opened his eyes to a whole new way of working with athletes.  He has since been honing his craft and is now working with some of the top athletic programs and professional athletes in many different sports.

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90: A Purpose Driven Practice with Trillium Rose

Trillium Rose, Head of Instruction at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD and motor learning specialist joins us in this episode to share her experience in the world of golf, and especially in helping golfers improve through the use of practicing better and smarter.

As a golf instructor, Trillium soon realized that most golf instructors taught the “WHAT” to do, but the real issue is not the “WHAT,” but the “HOW.”  And after years of working with students, she decided to challenge herself by going back to school, The Teachers College at Columbia University, to dig into the reasoning and true science behind how we learn.

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89: How to balance training and rehab Dr. Kyler Brown

Dr. Kyler Brown from Austin Sports Therapy joins is an expert in working with athletes and other individuals to overcome injuries, or other issues that may be impairing their performance, whether than be on the course, on the field, or simply in everyday life.

Kyler’s background as a former collegiate athlete and his training as a chiropractor have helped him develop a very integrated approach to healing and treatment.  Rather than simply look at a diagnosis of one particular body part, Kyler explains why it’s so important to treat the individual as a whole instead of separate pieces.

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88: Creating your Bogey Proof Lifestyle

What does every golfer on the planet want?  To prevent bogies!!  Yes, of course we all want to birdie every hole, but let’s face it, most golfers are not single digit players and if they could play better than “Bogey Golf” they would be ecstatic. There is a lot that plays into making your game better.  Putting, chipping, working on the range, fitness training, mental game training, and much, much more.  Recently we released the book The Golfer’s Guide to a Bogey Proof Workout, which became an instant best seller on Amazon for golf books. In this book I describe some of the most important factors that you should take into account when starting a golf fitness program.  But, as with any book, there can always be more info added and it can spark many new conversations. One of those conversations that I have recently been having with quite a few people is about some of the other variables that can make a huge impact on not only your golf game, but your lifestyle in general.  Which has led to a whole new focus of 18STRONG which is not just helping golfers create better golf workouts, but an overall lifestyle that will support a their game, their goals, and ultimately their quality of life. In this episode, I give you a glimpse into the main topics of the book as well as some of those key “Bogey Proof Lifestyle” elements! Creating Your Bogey Proof Lifestyle 1.) Have a Plan of Attack Create goals that give you direction in your training, practice, diet, etc. Consistency: Consistency is more important than intensity in the long run Progress: If you don’t challenge yourself, you won’t grow or get better Accountability: Either you have to get good at being accountable or find someone that will be 2.) Create a Balanced Program Refer back to Episode #65 “How to Choose the Right Exercises for your Program” To many of us do the things we like to do in the gym vs what we really should be doing.  It’s important to pick a selection of exercises that will balance out your weaknesses and not make the gap

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