Golf is a game of numbers and other brain-twisting things. Come geek out with Will Haskett, veteran golf broadcaster, as he explores the precision side of the game. Analytics, strokes gained, fantasy, rankings, technology, business, psychology and more, let your inner golf nerd out with some of the best minds and thinkers of the game!
What a run it has been! Not just the end of a 50-event PGA Tour season, but nearly four years of this podcast. Let's wrap all of it up together. Will breaks down the stat winners from the PGA Tour season, discusses the PoY race along with Ryder Cup thoughts. He dives into biggest improvers to keep an eye on in 2021-22 and also those whose games are struggling. Finally, this is the end (for now?). Thank you to all of the loyal listeners, amazing guests and helpful knowledge. Until we pod again.
Episode 125 - Dr. Troy Van Biezen
Of all of the modern advancements in the game of golf, especially at the professional level, the acceptance of and investment in physical training has been a major part of the revolution. Naysayers on the PGA Tour are being passed by stronger, fitter and healthier peers. Aging players are getting longer and staying stronger. Why? Because of the work of people like Dr. Troy Van Biezen, a PGA Tour trainer for nearly 20 years. What has he learned? How has his work evolved? And how does the understanding of biomechanics influence the game's best... and you??
Episode 124 - Open Championship Picks with Reid Fowler
The final golf major of 2021 is here and it's the hardest to handicap!? Or is it? Reid Fowler from DraftKings joins the pod to talk favorites, ownership percentages, game theory, value, longshots, betting strategy and a few other things. Don't set your lineup or place your bets without it.
Episode 123 - Paige Mackenzie
Golf's major season is jammed packed, and the winners are living up to the hype. Fresh off the heels of not one, but two US Open championships, Golf/NBC analyst Paige Mackenzie joins the pod to break it all down. What wins by Jon Rahm and Yuka Saso mean to the sport. Is a traditional USGA setup the way to identify a champion? How does all of the data inform those opinions in the men's game, versus how we frame the same opinion in a women's game with less data? Plus, the exciting horizon on the LPGA.
Episode 122 - Suzy Whaley
Golf has been changed by Phil Mickelson winning the PGA Championship at the age of 50. How? It has offered us a way to study his path, his process, and connect with his success to bring good golf to our games. Who better to discuss this trailblazing win than another trailblazer. Suzy Whaley is an accomplished player and coach, and - as the first woman to be named PGA of America President - had a front row seat for Phil's win. She discusses the lessons learned from Kiawah, how coaching has changed in golf and why data strategy can actually free your mind.