PODCAST EPISODES

204: Dr. Gio Valiante: How to Play Fearless Golf

This week, we have one of the biggest names in golf when it comes to the mental game, Dr. Gio Valiante. Dr. Gio is an expert in the area of human performance as it relates to both business and sport. His book, “Fearless Golf: Conquering the Mental Game” is known by many as one of the most influential mental game resources in the game.

Fearless Golf continues to be a best seller more than 10 years after it was published in 2005 and his players have won over 50 PGA Tour Events in the past 15 years.

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203: Dr. Michael Ruscio | Healthy Gut, Healthy Golf

This week, Dr. Michael Ruscio takes us on a deep dive into the topic of “Gut Health!”   I know it might not seem quite as sexy as increasing your driver speed or talking about the latest PGATour event, but I think you’ll be surprised at just how much this topic might hit home for you.  Little do you know how much your “gut” impacts your performance out on the course and simplify your life in general.

Michael Ruscio, DC is a doctor, clinical researcher and best-selling author whose practical ideas on healing chronic illness have made him an influential voice in functional and alternative medicine. His research has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and he speaks at integrative medical conferences across the globe.

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202: Recruiting and Building a Team of Tour Players | Mike Dunphy | Srixon / Cleveland Golf

Today we’re talking with Mike Dunphy, Player Development Manager for Srixon / Cleaveland Golf.  Mike is in charge of finding, recruiting, and training all the new players that they bring in to the brand of Srixon / Cleveland Golf. From collegiate to WebDotCom, to PGA players using their equipment, Mikes is in charge of it all.

It was very cool to pick Mike’s brain and get an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes with player development in a brand like Srixon/Cleveland.  We also discussed what the difference maker is when these players choose Srixon over some of the other larger companies like Titleist, Callaway, etc.

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201: Nick Price | Perseverance Paid Off

Today you are in for a special treat. In one of my favorite interviews of all time, I bring on Nick Price: 3-time major winner, World Golf Hall of Fame Member, 18-time winner on the PGA Tour, and one of the most personable athletes in the game.

We had the chance to talk on a lot of different things, from the progression of his career as a golfer who had the opportunity to not only meet his golf idols but beat them in the majors, to what advice he would give to junior golfers and his thoughts on the modern game.

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200: Master Your Course Like a Champion | Dr. Andy Frost 11-time Club Champion, Bellerive CC

Dr. Andy Frost was one of my very first clients when I made the switch from a traditional physical therapy setting to the other side of the fence, diving into the world of golf fitness.  This is a special interview for me because Andy is one of the main reasons that I have continued to pursue my career in golf and fitness.

Based out of St. Louis, Andy is the current, and 11-time Club Champion at Bellerive Country Club, the site for the 100th PGA Championship in just a couple of weeks.  So, who better to bring on than Andy?

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199: Lower Scores Straight Out of Mom’s Kitchen | Matt Zembruski (JutiBar) and Cynthia Sass

Today I am especially excited to bring on our very special guests, Matt Zembruski (founder of the JutiBar) and sports nutritionist, Cynthia Sass.

Have you ever found yourself rushing to the course for an early morning tee time and forgot to eat breakfast? Or in the middle of a round of golf noticed you were running a little low on energy and knew you needed to eat something? It’s happened to all of us, but in that situation, what are your typical options?

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198: From Quitting to US Open Qualifying with Chris Naegel | Professional Golfer

This week, we’re going to tell you a bit of a story about Chris Naegel, a golfer from here in St. Louis that went from almost quitting playing professional golf, to 3 weeks later playing in the U.S. Open. You might recognize his name from the top of the leaderboard on the first day of the U.S. Open, but just week’s prior he was on the phone with his wife after a tournament where he missed the cut and decided he was quitting golf for good.

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197: The Secret Links of an Efficient Golf Swing | Tom Myers | Anatomy Trains

This week we’ve got a bit of a legend on the show: Tom Myers. Manual therapist, body worker, and author of Anatomy Trains, one of the most popular and pioneering books when it comes to making sense of all the connections, patterns and the way that your body actually moves (specifically in regards to the muscles, tendons, and fascia in your body).

I know many of you may be sitting there trying to make heads or tails of the last word: fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue that runs throughout our body that impacts every move you make. It’s become kind of a buzzword lately, and Tom has been teaching and learning about fascia for decades now and we are just starting to see how groundbreaking his early work was and the research he continues to reveal.

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196: What are your Golf Fitness Needs? | Joe Gambino from Par Four Performance

Today I am especially excited to bring on our very special guest, Joe Gambino from Par Four Performance.

As much as I would like to say there was one training program that would work for everyone in achieving their strength and conditioning goals, everyone has their own specific needs and issues, which is why Joe Gambino, a physical therapist, and strength and conditioning coach, is such a valuable asset to any golfer.

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195: Raw Fitness Truth with Justin Andrews from Mind Pump

The Mind Pump Podcast has been described as “Howard Stern meets Fitness” a reputation that stems from being raw, shocking, and entertaining, but with an overall mission to shed light on the truth of health, fitness, and a host of other topics.  Our guest this week is Justin Andrews, one of the hosts and founders of the this brand that is taking the fitness world by storm.

Mind Pump Media has built a massive tribe of loyal and passionate fans because they are simply helping us all cut through the BS and experience the absolute fastest way to reach your health and fitness goals (which sounds a lot like what we are all about here at 18Strong!) We talk origin story to athletic programming in this exclusive interview.

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