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Those Weekend Golf Guys are John Ashton (broadcast veteran and lousy golfer) and Jeff Smith, PGA (one of America's best golf teachers and coaches). Together they help amateur golfers everywhere have more fun playing the game. New equipment, new techniques, new places to play and simply more fun. A very entertaining hour of Golf Talk Radio.
 
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This week on Those Weekend Golf Guys Jeff Smith, the #1 Golf Instructor in the state of Indiana (according to Golf Digest Magazine) explains the 6 things you must have in order to putt correctly, or maybe successfully would be a better term. Spoiler alert: the 6th element is CONFIDENCE. But confidence cannot come without mastering the first 5 and y…
 
The Approach Shot on Master’s Sunday features the GolfChannel.com feature writer, Rex Hoggard. He talks with us live from the media center at Augusta National Golf Course. Find out his favorites to win. Find out why he thinks Bryson Dechambeau won’t win. And hear some of the funniest golf stories you have ever heard. And then get ready to dance and…
 
This week on The Approach Shot the guys talk with one of Nashville’s truly wonderful talents and all around nice guy, Larry Stewart. Larry is the former lead singer of the band, Restless Heart and also a man that enjoyed a remarkable solo career. We all talk about music, the state of country music today, some of Larry’s favorite musicians, and abou…
 
This week Those Weekend Golf Guys Podcast takes a look at the difference, other than direction, of a fade versus a draw. We talk about last minute prep: things you can do to get yourself ready both mentally and physically for a round a few minutes before you Tee Off. And then we welcome in Marco, a listener from Bakersfield California who is new to…
 
Those weekend Golf Guys do a second hour of Golf Talk live each Sunday at 11 on their flagship station, WXVW, BigX Sports Radio in Louisville, Ky. In this, our first live episode of 2021 we broadcast from Bobby Cooke's Golf Academy in Jeffersonville Indiana. Along with Bobby we talk to the guys from 3AG, The African American Amateur Golf Associatio…
 
Another week with two more phenomenal guests and probably the funniest 15 minutes pf podcasting you will hear all week. Our first guest is Tom Abbot, fomr The Golf Channel/NBC. Tom is the play-by-play announcer for the network’s LPGA coverage. You will also remember Tom as the co-host of the Golf Channel Series, The Big Break. We talk Master’s. LPG…
 
You should play Mo Betta Golf! And this year you can. First, you need to take some of Jeff’s “play Mo Betta” lessons. Then you can mosey on over to the Mo Betta Golf Amateur Tour and win some money. We talk to Maury Tate who has started the Mo Betta Tour. He is a champion rodeo calf roper and has seen this format work in rodeo. He has seen rodeo co…
 
This week’s episode of The Approach Shot features a sports expert, Jake Asman from Sports Map Radio Network. We talk about the NCAA March Madness. We talk about the Master’s coming up in a few weeks. We talk about how badly Jake plays golf. And then we introduce you to the Comedian Loose Cannon. He will tell you upfront he is a jerk and will most p…
 
You know what can really screw up your game? Practicing the wrong thing, that’s what. Learn from Rory MacElroy. He saw DeChambeau hit the ball 377 and decided he too could use more speed and hence, more distance. The exercises to increase swing speed really screwed up his swing and he missed 2 consecutive cuts because of it. Here’s the lesson Jeff …
 
This week on The Approach Shot, something novel for us: .we talk about golf exclusively with our first guest, Kessler Karain. Kessler is a professional caddy on the PGA Tour and is both the caddy and brother-in-law to Patrick Reed. Reed has been embroiled in some rules controversies recently and we get the inside scoop on what happened and what the…
 
How would you like to play courses like Inverness, TPC Sawgrass, Firestone and more bucket list courses for $70 each? You can and support two great charities while you’re at it. We talk to Terry Edwards who has just started the Charity Amateur Tour here in the Midwest. He has events lined up at the above mentioned courses as well as many other grea…
 
This week on The Approach Shot Podcast is the legendary Disc Golf Pioneer, Scot Stokely. He talks about the early years in disc golf, the 17 championships and the records he holds, how he travels the country giving seminars, workshops and clinics. And he also explains how and why he has introduced disc golf to the special needs community. Also this…
 
This week the golf guys return to a much warmer time. We go back to July of last year when we had the pleasure of talking to Coach Jonathan Coachman of WWE and ESPN fame. Coach is a piece of work and we had a blast with him and we remind you to check out the work he is doing with PGA Reach. Also, we describe the rules for Gimmies: when to give one,…
 
An over abundance of funny! This week on The Approach Shot Podcast we feature 2 of the funniest guys around. Our featured guest on this week’s podcast is comedian Jeff Allen. Jeff has been touring the country doing stand up comedy for a couple of decades but he has been playing golf even longer than that. Jeff uses his comedic chops to tell some ve…
 
John asked one question: why does the USGA deem it necessary to research making the golf equipment not work as strongly based on the results of just the top 1 tenth of the top 1 percent? That set Jeff off on a tirade. You’ve heard the complaints, right? The golf balls today fly too far. The golf clubs today hit the ball too far. The players of toda…
 
This week on the new golf humor podcast, The Approach Shot, our two guests are Bob Harig and comedian Martin Montana. Bob Harig is senior golf writer for ESPN.com and has been covering the game for more than 30 years, first at the St. Petersburg Times and then for ESPN.com. He began contributing to ESPN.com in 1997. He also covered college football…
 
Success depends On How You Start! It may sound terribly elementary but, your swing may be perfect but if the ball is in the wrong place, you won’t have any good shots. Jeff was dealing with a student who put the ball way too far back in his stance which caused all kinds of problems. His trailing shoulder was too low. His posture was all screwed up.…
 
Let’s do some math. If every mile per hour increase in ball speed translates to 3 yards more distance, how much yardage could you add if you could increase your ball speed by 20-25 mph? Jeff Smith gets down to brass tacks and tells us all how to get more ball speed coming off the club face, WITHOUT gaining swing speed! It is the difference between …
 
Or we could have called it “A Yankee Fan out of her element”. This week on The Approach Shot we welcome in Walt Thurmond, former member of Seattle’s “Legion Of Boom” and proud owner of a Super Bowl Ring. We talk a little football but now that he has retired, Walt is seriously pursuing golf as both a recreation and a method of out reach. Walt has a …
 
On this week’s episode of The Approach Shot, we celebrate the season’s last football game with a couple of big-time personalities. From the world of football we welcome Gus Frerotte, Pro Bowl quarterback for the Washington Football Team and others. Gus talks some football and some golf. Then we bring in comedian Jeff Blanchard. Jeff talks some foot…
 
Fix It!!! Are you a hooker? There are 4 hooker flight paths: the ball starts straight and curves left, the ball starts left and curves left the ball starts right then curves left and the ball just moves left on a totally straight trajectory. None of them are what you want. In this episode, Jeff Smith, The #1 golf instructor in the state of Indiana …
 
You’ve heard the expression “…put your money where your mouth is.” Well, today we talk with a woman who says “…put your money where your heart is.” Janine Firpo is a brilliant and accomplished woman who has enjoyed terrific success in Silicone Valley with a long tenure with Hewlitt Packard and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Today Janine want…
 
Dottie Pepper was an intense and major-championship winning LPGA Tour golfer until injuries first derailed her career, and then ended it prematurely. She then entered a successful career as a golf broadcaster, where we find her walking the fairways of the latest PGA Tournament for NBC Sports and the Golf Channel. Dottie had 17 LPGA victories in her…
 
Meet The Golf Boy. Jason Thurston is 11 years old. He is an avid golfer. He lives in Maine, which is not the best place for an avid golfer to live. During the 5 months he cannot play golf, Justin gets creative and designs clothes for kids and adults that feature sports designs, some funny sayings, or maybe just something cool and comfortable. The k…
 
Another great week with two fantastic guests on the Approach Shot Podcast. First we spend time with former Major League Baseball Player, Steve Lyons. He’ll explain why they call him “psycho” and how he got the nickname, “Flash”. Why did h take his pants off on first base? Steve talks about his 9 year major league career, his inability to hit a low …
 
This week we get to hang out with a couple of very funny women. The first is an Emmy Award winning actress you will remember from Days of Our Lives or her work in The Bold and The Beautiful. Maybe you’ve seen her on Seinfeld, Big Bang Theory, or any of the other myriad television episodes she has appeared in. And, Patrika Darbo loves to play golf. …
 
Why would one of America’s top golf instructors live in Minnesota 12 months a year? Isn’t the average golf season about a month or two? Well, we asked Eric Chiles that very question. His answer is hilarious. We also asked many other questions like: do you follow the rules to the letter? How do you deal with a client who really doesn’t want lessons?…
 
Tennis great, James Blake and comedian Bil Benden are our guests this week on The Approach Shot. James Riley Blake is an American retired professional tennis player. Blake was known for his speed and powerful, flat forehand. During his career, Blake amassed 24 singles finals appearances (10–14 record), while his career-high singles ranking was Worl…
 
Where Will You Play This Year? We all have one or two courses that we really want to play and since last year sucked so bad we thought this year should be the year we treat ourselves. John and Jeff pick 5 courses in the U.S. they intend to play this year. What are yours? Go to our Facebook page, facebook.com/golfguys and tell us 2 courses you’d rea…
 
Ken Harvey is our first guest to kick off the new year. Harvey played professional football in the National Football League as an outside linebacker for the Phoenix Cardinals and the Washington Redskins from 1988 to 1998. He played college ball at the University of California, Berkeley and was selected by the Cardinals in the first round (12th over…
 
Back in October we came across a sign that came from a golf course in England. It was dated 1940 and delineated a set of “special rules” that were to be used because of the “unpleasantness” of the current situation. Yes! Even during the Battle Of Britain and amidst constant threat of German attach the golfers in Britain would not be deterred. They …
 
Well, here we are on Episode 3 already. This week we have some entertaining conversations with TJ Eckert, The Sports Director for the ABC Affiliate in Tulsa Oklahoma. TJ was a collegiate football player; a quarterback. And then, after football for a change of pace he joined the golf team. It really didn’t work out and man, are there some funny stor…
 
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and are ready for a Happy New Year. Can 2021 be any worse than 2020? We don’t think so but let’s not temp fate, ok? This week we play the 2nd most listened to episode all year. It is entitled, Short Game Short Comings. Jeff gets down to the basics and doesn’t sugarcoat things. There are reasons why most of us have…
 
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and look forward to a Happy New Year. We are celebrating with the Best (that we could find) of Those Weekend Golf Guys for the year. We will be replaying the top 3 episodes from this past year that you, by virtue of the number of listens, liked best, This week we feature the third most popular episode from back i…
 
Are you an Eagle? A Dove? Maybe an Owl or an Eagle? Would you like to know? Then listen to this week’s episode where Merrick Rosenberg, a personality expert, will explain the traits and characteristics of all 4 personality types. Merrick even predicted the outcome of every Presidential election since 1976 and explains how he got this one right in 2…
 
Joey Greco was the host of the long running TV series, Cheaters. He is talks to us about some of those TV experiences, some of his favorite on-course golf stories and then gets a bit serious about being a preacher's kid as well as a Psych/Counseling major in college and how it all came together to make him the perfect host of the show. We also talk…
 
Friends don’t let friends give golf advice. That is the best advice you will ever get. How many times have we heard “…keep your head down…” or “…you can get over that tree…”? And how many times is it good advice? Almost never. Jeff Smith, the #1 Golf Instructor in Indiana according to Golf Digest Magazine, will run down all the bad advice you’ve be…
 
Lots of groups use golf to raise money. But how does a golf specific organization raise money? Well, The First Tee of Louisville is doing it with Bourbon. We talk to Kelsey Thomas of The First Tee to get the details on their Eagle Rare Bourbon raffle. Just a hint: if you’d like a chance to win over 220 bottles of Eagle Rare Bourbon, and that’s a wh…
 
Are you aware of the relationship between your club face and your ball flight? Jeff reveals the truth about the face to path relationship in this week's episode. We hope you can handle the truth. But Jeff does unveil a super little gizmo that he built himself, and you can too, that will once and for all help you determine just where that club face …
 
This week John Ashton and Jeff Smith spend time with two of golf's current movers and shakers: Mark Sweeney, creator of the Aim Point System and Augustin Piza, the golf architect that is creating some of the best courses ever in Latin America and beyond. You probably saw DJ's brother, Austin Johnson using the Aim Point System at the Master's. Liste…
 
Chipping. Pitching. Doing it wrong leads to bitching! What you want to do is land your ball onto the green like a butterfly with sore feet! And in this week’s episode of Those Weekend Golf Guys, Jeff Smith, the #1 Golf Instructor in the state of Indiana tells you how to do that first time every time. And we also celebrate Master’s Sunday by spendin…
 
Whether hitting into the wind or flying into the wind, the resistance of the wind has a great effect on the flight. In fact, without that resistance, flight would be impossible. Are we talking golf or are we talking life? We are talking both, and a lot more too and we're talking with Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, the founder of Folds Of Honor and author of …
 
Even golfers fly south for the winter. At least, golf instructors do. Jeff Smith checks in from the Landings Club on Skidmore Island, Georgia. Since the weather is still warm there Jeff can adapt a more laid back attitude and explain so we all can understand just how the "force plates" that he uses in his instruction work. He talks about fast green…
 
Some folks seem to be surprised that Golf has flourished so well during this Covid-19 quarantine period. We really shouldn't be surprised. It seems that golf and golfers have adapted and flourished during much more serious emergencies, like WWII. We have a hilarious collection of temporary rules used at a course in England in 1940. Anyone want to h…
 
Don't write any checks your abilities cannot cash! We all know the guy who hits a decent drive to start a par 5. He strikes it 210, right down the middle. Now he stands there taking multiple practice swings with his 3 wood because he's 240 from the green and he's waiting for the group ahead to clear. They finally move off the green. He addresses th…
 
Transcendental Golf. Another visit with golf instructor and performance coach, Joe Bosco. Can meditation help your golf game? Oh, hell yes it can. Can you actually meditate while playing golf? Pretty much, yes. Is there a technique you can teach? Of course, or we would not have brought it up. Joe Bosco shares a technique to clear the mind, get you …
 
In this Episode I recap the NBA Finals and discuss how Lebron is either attempting to appeal to the tea drinkers of Europe or masterfully trolling the Clippers with his performances in the playoffs. I try to Remind folks that the MLB Playoffs is actually happening and how we should watch the Astros out of spite. Then I give a colorful recap of all …
 
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