Kirk Adams has more than 15 years of experience working with collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes in more than 30 men’s and women’s sports. He works with a number of professional golfers on the Web.com and eGolf Tours and he joins us today to talk about how to “winterize” your body for a better golf game this year.
Tyler Ferrell, named one of Golf Digest Top Golf Fitness Professionals 2018, Best Instructors in Texas 2018, and Best Young Teachers 2017, is a leading expert in the application of 3D motion biomechanics. His background as both an instructor and a trainer give him a unique ability to communicate how the body works in the golf swing. He joins us today to give us a glimpse into his recent book The Stock Tour Swing: Use Science to Uncover Your Version of the Tour Swing.
In his book, Tyler breaks down 3D research and his experiences in coaching that have identified the major differences between the swing of elite golfers compared to the amateur golfer. With this knowledge, Tyler has created a system to help you “decode” your swing.
Today, I am taking a beat to reflect on the past year of 18Strong; both where we have been and where we are going come 2018. We had a lot of amazing guests on from PGA Professionals to leaders of the fitness industry to former NFL Players. We launched our Online Training Program and our Apparel Shop. But this episode isn’t just about what we have been doing or what we have in the works for 2018. I also dive into what you can do to better yourself and your golf game in 2018.
I am especially excited to announce the return of one of our 18Strong Alumni and very special guest, Damon Goddard.
Damon is considered one of the leading experts in golf performance conditioning and currently works with a host of PGA, LPGA, collegiate, and elite junior golfers. With over 18 years of experience in the sports performance and fitness industry, Damon specializes in golf performance conditioning and has gained notoriety through speaking at seminars and his writings for sports publications.
2014 Long Drive World Champion, Jeff Flagg (Sports Performance Specialist) is a strength coach and athlete that has competed at the highest level in multiple sports and has an ongoing passion to help others achieve their highest levels of performance on and off the playing field. Jeff has been featured on the Golf Channel and Golf Digest (along with various other podcasts and articles) discussing his keys to hitting the ball longer AND straighter.
This past week Golf Digest put out its List of the 50 Best Golf Fitness Pros in America. I thought we could have a little fun while at the same time prevent you from making a mistake when searching for the right professional to help you get your body in golf shape over the winter months.
I have yet to meet anyone, especially a golfer that doesn’t have some sort of lingering injury, imbalances in strength, lack of mobility, or some other issue going on that is in one way or another limiting their golf game. Thus it is likely that in one way or another, you need to Fix Your Body if you want to escalate your game.
It seems that most of the mistakes we make on the golf course that cost us the most strokes are not so much technique issues, but are simply due to sloppiness and stupid mistakes. In my opinion, if we can cut down the unforced errors that we make because of fatigue, limited mobility, and compensations that our body has to make throughout the rounds, we can drop some serious strokes.
Twenty-nine-year-old CEO Michael Chu is changing how athletes get better faster. As head of K-MOTION, the pioneer of innovative human motion training solutions, Michael is overseeing K-MOTION product development and figuring out how to impact the greater sports community.
For the last fifteen years, K-MOTION has focused its attention on the golf industry, specifically golf instruction. Today, Michael has encouraged his team to bring in new non-golf partnerships that have pushed the company into broad athletic training, where K-MOTION has become the go-to motion-learning product for coaches and athletes. Michael joins us today to talk about K-MOTION, its benefits to athletes and coaches, as well as some insight into “bio-feedback” and the acute perception needed to elevate your golf game to the next level.
Kris Hart, Co-founder of “Nextgenfolf”, joins us today to talk both about what his company stands for, and the importance of supporting young talent in the game of golf. Hart played varsity golf at Bryant University his first three years in college, but life got in the way senior year and he wasn’t able to compete on the team.
Three years after graduation, Nextgengolf was founded to help solve some of the fundamental problems with non-varsity collegiate golf. Nextgengolf originated as a Boston-based affordable golf membership program for recreational college students called CollegeGolfPass, which helped make golf more affordable for college students. The company expanded nationwide after merging with The National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) in 2013, and in 2014, the Nextgengolf City Tour was developed which provides team-based golfing opportunities for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s near major cities.
Oliver “Chip” Brewer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Callaway Golf Company, is a proven leader in the golf industry where he has held executive positions since 1998.
Brewer assumed his leadership of Callaway Golf on March 5, 2012, arriving with a firm belief in technology-driven products and a track record of increasing market share and shareholder value.
Chip joins us today to chat about everything going on at Callaway Golf and the overall shifts the brand has experienced in the last 5+ years to re-emphasize their mission of creating “pleasingly different, demonstrably superior” products.