PODCAST EPISODES

194: Golf’s Most Incredible Destination with Steve Friedlander | Big Cedar Golf

Today we are chatting with Steve Friedlander from Big Cedar Golf, which very well could be the next most sought-after golf destination in the US, if not the world.

Recently I had my 40th birthday and took a golf trip with 3 of my best friends to Big Cedar Golf in Branson, Missouri. And I know what you’re probably thinking, “A golf trip in Missouri? That doesn’t sound very exciting!”  Well, things are changing quickly in Branson, and after this episode, you just might change your mind about taking a golf trip to the Midwest.

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193: Daisy-May Kenny | Less Pain, Better Footwork, and More Speed

If you’re a golfer that has ever experience pain after playing or practicing, especially back pain, my guess would be that you either sought out some form of relief or would love to find it. And if that solution also helped you improved the way you move in the golf swing and helped you swing faster, you probably wouldn’t be too disappointed with that, would you?  Well, our guest Daisy-May Kenny from Biomek Golf says all of these things often go hand in hand.

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192: Dr. Josh Satterlee | Creating the Perfect “Hybrid” Facility to Treat Golfers

When you think of pioneers in the Golf and Fitness Podcasting world, one of the first names that should come to mind is Josh Satterlee. Not only has Josh been working with golfers for many years as a clinician, he was one of the first guys I know that had a podcast in the golf world. And although The Dr. Josh Show has been long retired, it definitely played a part in inspiring what we do here at 18STRONG.

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191: Golf Untucked: The Social Side of the Game | Evan Kamer from Skratch

Here at 18Strong, we are all about breaking down the body mechanics and physical aspects of golf to the perfect the swing, but sometimes it’s important to put down the scorecards, stop measuring the launch angles, and remember to have fun with the game and reflect on the lighter side of golf.

You’ve probably heard me talking about Skratch on the podcast and hopefully have checked out some of the videos and content they have created. They are a social first, digital content business engaging the millennial-minded golf fan with entertaining videos and other content that promotes and highlights the fun side of golf.

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190: Dr. Stuart McGill | The Back Mechanic Talks Golf

It’s rare that I meet a golfer who doesn’t currently struggle or haven’t struggled in the past with some sort of back pain and discomfort. Athletes, strength coaches, and trainers can all agree that no matter the sport, a healthy back and spine is a crucial component to optimal performance.

Our balance, speed, power, mobility, coordination and every other physical requirement for golf are directly linked to good spine health, which is why this week, our special guest is Dr. Stuart McGill.

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189: Everything You Want to Know About Superspeed Golf | Mike Napoleon & Kyle Shay

If you’ve been a long time listener of 18Strong, you’ve most likely heard me talk about SuperSpeed Golf and the amazing results both professional and amateur players are seeing in their clubhead speed, distance, and overall mechanics after using the SSG system.

The concept of “overspeed training” is unlike your traditional power or strength training, but it also doesn’t fall into the category of golf skills training. Today you’ll see why the SuperSpeed Golf system is in a completely different category, which is exactly why it is creating results at both the amateur and elite levels.

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188: Trevor Anderson | You Can Get Better Every Day

When it comes down to it, a fitness coach is a dime a dozen right? What do these different specialties matter and why is it so important for a fitness professional to know your game? Does that specialization to your specific sport really make a difference? Whether you are an athlete looking for a strength coach or fitness professionals looking to expand your client base, you are going to have to ask yourself these questions which is why I brought on Trevor Anderson, a fitness trainer, and coach and multi-faceted athlete in a number of sports, to answer these very questions. Trevor Anderson’s Background Trevor Anderson, CSCS (T.A.) is the Owner and Founder of Better Every Day®.  He is a renowned Performance Educator and a Multi-Sport Performance Expert. Strategically located at Better Every Day® headquarters in Central Florida, Trevor coaches and mentors the youth, and educates teachers and trainers. His experiences as a professional athlete, and as a performance trainer and educator for professionals and amateurs in various sports, have shaped his career with practical and applied experience. Trevor Anderson, CSCS is originally from Sarasota, Florida, and a 1999 graduate of the University of Central Florida. A multi-sport athlete, he played professional football for three years, and is one of the pioneers of the popular extreme basketball sport SlamBall, competing in the first International Slamball tournament in China, winning the Championship and achieving MVP Honors! T.A. has been training and coaching in the fitness industry for over 20 years, gathering experience and learning from the best coaches, training the best athletes, and working with many of the top companies in the industry. His multi-sport and multi-modality approach keep his sessions interesting and educational, as well as challenging enough to get the best out of each athlete and client. His qualifications include, but are not limited to: NSCA –Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Under Armour – Master Performance Trainer / Brand Ambassador / Director of Golf Performance / UA Training Team, TRX – Master Instructor, USA Track & Field – Level One Certified Track Coach, SPRI – Master Instructor, and The Leadbetter Golf Academy – Golf Performance Expert and Consultant Highlights from this Episode Trevor kicks off the

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187: David MacKenzie | Training Your Mental Game

We’ve been talking a lot about the importance of power, strength, and physical endurance in your golf game, but our guest, David MacKenzie knows that those components only make up a piece of the equation. Applying those physical abilities takes control and mental fortitude, which in themselves, need to be a prt of your training regimen.

David MacKenzie is the founder Golf State of Mind, one of the most well-read and highly regarded mental game blogs, and is a highly sought after mental game and performance coach. From amateur to pro, his one-on-one coaching program teaches mental toughness, emotional control, and how to focus on what’s important to maximize their chance of success.

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186: Brad Thompson | Train for a more Powerful Golf Game.

Power. Almost every golfer I have worked with, at one time or another, has asked “how can I hit the ball farther?” or “how can I get more distance?” And in most instances, it leads back to being more powerful. From amateur to professional, power is an integral part of progressing your golf game, which is why today I’ve brought on Brad Thompson from Elevate Sports Performance and Chiropractic. Based out of Nevada, Brad is going to walk us through their process of testing for power, training for power, the factors to hitting a ball farther, and why it is so important in your quest to play better golf. Brad Thompson’s Background Brad Thompson is not only a performance coach but also a former competitive golfer, which gives him the edge to know both sides of the coin. Brad’s Certifications include NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, TPI Level 2 Fitness, Junior, and Power Coach, Functional Movement Screen Level 1, USAW Level 1 Weightlifting Coach, StrongFirst Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist, and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach. Brad participates in golf tournaments and long-drive competitions. When he’s not training or golfing, he spends the rest of his time with his family—girlfriend Sanoe and daughter Rya. Highlights from this Episode Brad kicks the episode off by talking about what he does at Elevate and the benefits of having a chiropractor in-house, as well as the difference between mobility and stability issues he sees and how many times when we are looking for flexibility it’s not our hips physically can’t turn that extra 20 degrees, we just don’t have full control of that aspect of our movement yet. The lessons he learned from competing in long-drive and how he applies that personal experience in working with his clients on a day-to-day basis. This ranges from what the major components of swing technique and training that determine how far you can hit a ball. Differentiating between strength and power. How they are often used synonymously despite the big difference, how to train those separately, and when to train for power versus strength. The formula you can use at home for measuring

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185: Mark Sweeney | Drain More Putts with Aimpoint Golf

Have you ever been watching golf and seen pros like Justin Rose, Adam Scott, and Lydia Ko on the green getting ready to putt and you see them do the same kind of ritual (walking between the ball and the cup, rocking back and forth, closing their eyes, putting two fingers in the air) and then they drain the putt!

Today we are talking to Mark Sweeney, the creator of the AimPoint Golf putting system, that over 100 of these touring professionals are using, where he is going to break down exactly what it consists of, how you can use it, and how you can take it into your game. So often when we get to the green, we are trying to get the lay of the land and it can be all over the place but Mark brings his background as a software engineer into the world of golf and helps players be able to strategically read greens.

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