Golf Strategy School Podcast



Gold Strategy School Podcast features interviews with the best instructors and coaches in the golf industry today.


  • What You Can Learn From The 2017 Masters

    12/04/2017 Duración: 09min

    What an amazing Masters tournament!  I’ve been a Sergio fan since the scissor kick at Medinah.  He’s only a few years older than me and I’ve always related to him with my game.  We both have tons of lag coming into the ball which means timing is hugely important, and a fiery personality can lead to some very steep emotional, and statistical, highs and lows in a round.   When Sergio had the three shot lead on five everything seemed to be falling into place perfectly.  But as Justin Rose made his push followed by Sergio’s stumble at the turn everyone started talking about if he could “hold on”.  From what I had just watched during those first three holes of the back nine he absolutely could hold on.One of my favorite quotes is “don’t follow a bad shot with a dumb one”, from Craig Jones of Face First Golf.  That’s exactly what Sergio had done in the past but he avoided today.  He was grinding out pars and not giving up while making bogeys.  He was smart, took his medicine (unplayable lie) on 13, and showed world

  • How to stay mentally focused for 18 holes

    15/03/2017 Duración: 10min

    This week's question comes from Ben about how he can work on staying mentally focused for an entire round of golf.  He says he's been experiencing a lot of hot and cold streaks within the same round and he just can't quite seem to shake them.   We talk about how you can get focused on the micro (each swing) rather than the macro (the score you want to shoot) and how one of our Golf Strategy Academy students was able to make this same leap with some fantastic results.

  • Fixing The Over The Top Slice - McDivot

    27/02/2017 Duración: 09min

    Today's episode is a listener question from McDivot on twitter.  He says : @Golf_Strategy struggling with impact position.caster, weight even or back. just got Swingtalk. Any new drills to use with? Thanks What You'll Learn In Today's Episode ​How different types of feedback can help influence your swing and lock in those changes quickly How Bob Duncan uses the terrain around him​ to fix an over the top move How the Step Change drill from Super Speed Golf can fix a reverse pivot Golf Strategy Academy Videos Referenced Step change drill is at 3:02   Drill setup is at 2:00  Here's a secret that pros do, but you don't.  THEY JOURNAL!  Get my FREE 5 Minute Golf Journal so you can learn to analyze like a pro! GET THE JOURNAL Here's your Transcript! Hey McDivot, thanks for reaching out with the question. So from the sounds of it this is the classic over the top move. Meaning as you come into impact the face of the golf club is open and you are cutting across the golf ball. Depending

  • Short Game Solutions for Chase

    21/02/2017 Duración: 10min

    Bladed it, smiled it, chili dipper, chunk city, worm burner, gopher killer... if any of these describe your short game, then it's time to turn your ears on because this weeks' episode is here to help you get your short game under control! What you'll learn in today's episode The importance of quiet hands around the green​ How to develop a consistent touch from Hail Irwin Brandan Stooksbury's method of building a solid foundation for  your short game  Golf Strategy Academy Featured Videos Chipping/Pitching jail drill​ Hale Irwin's touch drill (sorry the audio is so bad!)     No time to listen?  Here's the transcript so you can Ctrl + f to where you need to be! Hey there, Golf Strategy School, Marty back with you here again and this episode's question comes from Chase. Chase is asking, his question reads, " Hey Marty, I was really burning a lot of strokes around the greens. Seems like I don't have a consistent low point in my chipping. Some are fat, some are thin, but really perfect. Any thoughts

  • Warming Up Quick When Running Late

    14/02/2017 Duración: 08min

    I know we've got a bunch of league golfers out there with their earbuds on and this episode is one that you'll want to save for sure!  Ian asks a pressing question that most people don't want to admit to, but they desperately need a solution to.  How do you warm up and get your head in the game if you're running late? What You’ll Learn · Marty’s preferred method of warming up (range, green, range) · How a trick from Jeff Pelizarro can get you in rhythm quickly · How Mike & Kyle of Super Speed Golf can get you hitting longer in the same day! · Golf Strategy Academy     Don’t Have Time To Listen? Here’s The Transcript! Ian’s question: I play in a couple of leagues and I always seem to be running short on time. I know my league is just for fun but I still want to play well, and I feel like this is starting to leak into my weekend rounds. How do I get my head in the game if I'm short on warm up time? Hey Ian, glad to have your question for this week's episode. My first question would be what do you define

  • Conquering Inconsistency

    07/02/2017 Duración: 09min

    If you're a Patriots fan, congratulations!  If you're a Falcons, my condolences.  If you're a fan of sport in general, WOW, did we get a game to watch!  The Super Bowl did not disappoint and neither did today's GSA Q&A question from Bob in San Francisco.  Bob wants to know why he's so inconsistent on his in between distances, and more importantly, how he can fix it.  This comes down to commitment to your golf swing and the plan you've set for that shot.

  • How to Quiet Your Mind - Josh in Las Vegas

    31/01/2017 Duración: 08min

      Today's podcast is the first in our series: GSA Q&A where we take questions from our Golf Strategy Academy members and answer them on the podcast.  Today's question is from Josh in Las Vegas about how he can change his habit of spending too much time over the ball. What you'll Learn Coping techniques for an over active mind Geoff Greig's go to method to help golfers ditch extra swing thoughts and focus on rhythm. Dave Heinen's technique to prevent those thoughts from ever sinking in in the first place! Here's a secret that pros do, but you don't.  THEY JOURNAL!  Get my FREE 5 Minute Golf Journal so you can learn to analyze like a pro! GET THE JOURNAL No time to listen?  Here's the transcript! Hey Golf Strategy School Marty back with you here again and today we're featuring a question from a Golf Strategy Academy member Joshua out of Las Vegas sent an email wondering, and I love this question because Joshua saying he's struggling with too many swing thoughts. He's noticing that he's taking to

  • Top 3 Podcasts

    09/01/2017 Duración: 09min

    Happy new year everyone! Hopefully you've had a good holiday and are ready to kick off your season right.   Today I wanted to talk about the three most impactful episodes of the podcast and how you can use them to maximize your off-season.   When most people think about the off-season their mind immediately goes to fitness. Mike and Kyle from super speed golf shared some incredible information about how to physically train for a more powerful swing. (Full episode here)   I know a lot of people don't like going to the gym (frankly, neither do I!). The coolest thing about the workout technique Mike & Kyle have developed is that it A) draws on proven science used in other sports and B) doesn't require you to go to the gym and lift heavy things!   They use a process called over speed training to help golfers build their swing speed. It borrows from a technique in baseball where pitchers use balls that are different weights to not only build their muscles, but to train their brain and body to throw faster.   T

  • Performing Under Pressure w/ Imagery & Visualization

    01/11/2016 Duración: 31min

    This week's guest is Coach Rebecca Smith of Complete Performance Coaching.  Rebecca specializes in athletes that play individual sports like gymnasts, swimmers, tennis players, and you guessed it - GOLFERS!   In this interview Rebecca shares how her introduction to visualization & imagery laid the foundation to how she teaches her students how to perform under pressure.   Make sure you check out some of the strategies Rebecca lays out on her blog over at

  • Conquering Distance Control

    13/10/2016 Duración: 12min

    Today's podcast is all about a new practice routine that will help you really master your distance control.  It's become one of my favorites and will be headed straight into the Golf Strategy Academy. The Approach Ladder This is a game that is intended to be done on the course, but you can probably make it work on a driving range too.  Please remember to always do your FULL PRE SHOT ROUTINE with every shot.  This is one of the most commonly overlooked things in all of golf! The main idea here is that we practice from different distance intervals for a couple reasons.  We want to randomize our practice and make sure we are training our brain that it has to perform at it's max level on the first attempt.  The other thing we are doing is teaching ourselves not to be afraid of any shot in this series.  By experiencing tiny failures we learn how to handle them, that way when we are on the course​ it's not as intimidating and it's easier to let go of failures if they occur. Starting at 30 yards simply drop a ball,

  • Stopping Negative Reactions

    04/10/2016 Duración: 15min

    Holy smokes, I'm BACK! In this podcast we talk about an article that I really like, written by Alison Curdt.  She tells us why it's important not to make that negative knee jerk reaction, and exactly how we can combat it! Also featured in this episode is the announcement of the new Golf Strategy Academy which is a monthly membership that grants you access to custom practices that have been proven (over 300 test subjects!) to lower your scores.   These are the same practices from the 30 Day Challenge (which is now permanently closed) that helped over 300 golfers rapidly improve and shoot a BUNCH of personal bests. Sign up at this address ( using promo code podcast to get in at the introductory rate of $39/month.  The code is only valid until November 1st when the prices increase WILL increase.   Until then I will see you in the short grass!

  • Over Speed Training w/ Mike & Kyle of Super Speed Golf

    26/05/2016 Duración: 46min

    Have you ever heard of the concept of over speed training?  Neither had I!  It's training using different weighted clubs so you can let your body experience performing the golf swing at a faster speed.  By switching to slightly heaver clubs you can build up that swing speed for the times you're actually using your driver.  Mike & Kyle from Super Speed Golf take this concept to the next level. EPISODE FEATURED GUEST: Michael Napoleon and Kyle Shay, creators of Super Speed Golf.   IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:   What is Super Speed Golf? It’s an offshoot of Michael and Kyle’s other company Catalyst Golf Performance in Chicago. It involves a concept called over speed training. It increases swing speed (and therefore distance) by using a series of different weighted shafts. Unique ways to get someone to their peak performance In general, people don’t know how to practice; you need to have a plan. When clients have a much more structured plan, it helps them improve at a faster rat

  • 30 Day Challenge Parting Thoughts

    06/05/2016 Duración: 13min

    This week's episode is brought to you by the Golf Ball Locator App   Well the 30 Day Challenge has come and gone.  Now that it's over, what have we learned and what should be taken away from the whole process? There are two main takeaways here: Shifting to an external focus rather than internal technical ones and what it takes to track progress.   Focus People often get wrapped up in the technical aspects of golf, quickly drowning in a sea of swing thoughts and position.  The unifying theme that all of these practice sessions had was an external focus.   What does that even mean?  Well, it means that we don't really care about the technique you use to complete the practice, but that you learn how to do it your way and develop confidence in your way.   There have been multiple scientific studies done that have proven higher success rates using external focus vs internal (technical) focus.   Progress For many people tracking stats is a very familiar thing.  They keep fairways, puts,

  • Game Day Strategy: GSS 30 Day Challenge

    30/04/2016 Duración: 22min

    This is the last week of the challenge and we're going to be covering what we can do the day of our round to best prepare ourselves for success.     Our first practice session has to do with determining what our shot pattern for the day will be.  This is important because we don't want to be working on our swing while we're playing.  You have to work with the shot pattern that you have that day.   Practice #1: DETERMINING OUR SHOT PATTERN   Once arriving at the driving range we have to build our practice station.  Place an alignment rod along your intended foot line, parallel to your target line.  To make the station even more effective, place another rod, perpendicular to the first to form a T.  This rod will represent your ball position.     You can do this with club if you like or you can use alignment rods.  These are the ones I have.  There are three rubber grommets on one of the rods - two for foot position one for ball position, so then you won't need the extra rod forming a T. This station is import

  • Practicing Under Pressure - 30 Day Challenge

    22/04/2016 Duración: 18min

    Week three of the 30 day challenge, coming at you!   This week we are looking at different practice routines that teach us how to perform in pressure situations.  Let's get right to it!   Practice #1: The Seven Second Drill   This drill comes from PGA instructor David Heinen, former coach of Vijay SIngh, and head instructor at the Kaizen Golf Academy and it's a really good one!   One of the biggest ways people stumble under pressure is how long they take while standing over the ball, in that pressure packed moment.  Think back to Dustin Johnson's three putt at the 2015 US Open.  Even the commentators noticed that he took a lot of extra time over those putts, essentially psyching himself out.   Last week we talked about the Think Box/Play Box technique.  This almost like the big brother of that drill, here's how it works: Stand behind the ball (in your Think Box) and decide the plan for that shot. Once you leave your Think Box (with your decision made) start counting out loud down from seven. You MUST hit

  • GSS 30 Day Challenge: Tension

    15/04/2016 Duración: 18min

    Alright {!firstname_fix} are you ready to ditch the tension from your swing?   Week 2 of the challenge starts now!   This time around we're focusing on the ability to make tension free swings.  A tension free swing makes for better shot making, more consistent performance, and even more distance!  Here's your Work Book to track your progress for this week.   Practice #1: Think Box/ Play Box   Tension manifests itself in many different ways.  If we think about it chronologically, the first place it shows up in your journey as a golfer is with bad decisions, which a lot of times really the product of indecision.  For most people that's the indecision about which shot, club, or target should be picked.  This results in taking more time over the ball, and the longer we spend over the ball, the more the tension builds.   These situations tend to occur for people more while they're actually playing, so you may consider trying this during a practice but it can certainly be done on a driving range a

  • GSS 30 Day Challenge - Short Game

    08/04/2016 Duración: 27min

    Glad to see that you're back for the practice routines for week 2!  Now please excuse the upcoming bold font, but this is a crucial part to any practice you're doing and it will be a theme that's applied through the rest of the 30 day challenge.   Your success rate MUST be between 30% - 70% to be experiencing improvement.   So keep that in mind when you are doing these practice routines.  If you are able to do them with better than a 70% success rate you need to make it harder and vice versa if that success rate is below 30%.   So on to the good stuff!   This week we are going to look at some short game practice routines. Let's start with the flat stick.   Practice #1 Putting   Here's the thing, just about every instructor is going to look at your alignment first so let's get that out of the way right now.   Step 1: Pick a putt that's straight, about 10 feet long.   Step 2: Set up   Check with your course to see if it's okay to put chalk on the practice green.  Then draw two lines, I like to use an actual bu

  • 30 Day Challenge: Goals & Objectivity

    01/04/2016 Duración: 09min

    Welcome to day #1 of the 30 Day Challenge!  We've got over 120 people participating so I want to see lots of conversation and community accountability.   The three tasks I want you to complete are Answer these 4 questions 1.  What are three things that worked really well last year? 2.  What are three things that didn't work well last year? 3.  What is one thing you learned from last year? 4.  What is one thing you could do right away to improve? Write down your practice schedule or program it in your phone What is your goal and how will you measure it? You can chat with the other participants at you can still sign up and get most of the bonuses at:   Hope to see you there!   Marty

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