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!
Like a golfer making the turn off a quad, there was a quick adjustment this week to the podcast. I use the space to talk about "our" industry's most recent Twitter beef, filling the time with a Kumbaya call to action. Picks for Memphis slide in at 12:30 mark.
2020, Week 30 - Chad Mark of Muirfield Village Grounds + 3M Picks
For the first time in 57 years, the PGA Tour had two events contested on the same course in back-to-back weeks. How did it manage to be so different? Chad Mark is Director of Grounds Operations at Muirfield Village, and shared the work for both weeks, the use of data in setup, technological advances, and the future of the course with a revision now underway. 3M Picks at 29:30
2020, Week 29 - All Things Wagering and Memorial with Skyler Hoke (@SkyHookDFS)
The biggest field in golf this year is this week. The Memorial Tournament almost always lives up to the hype, but this year seems even bigger. On the heels of the JT-Morikawa duel, Tiger returns, Rory returns, and the strongest field ever for a regular season PGA Tour event has everybody salivating. How do you pick a lineup? Where are your best bets? How should we be navigating these big fields? A look at numbers and strategy with Skyler Hoke (formerly Golf Gurus).
For the second consecutive week, we go in between the ears on the podcast, getting Dr. Gregg Steinberg's perspective on what makes a mentally strong PGA Tour golfer. We discuss the Alpha gene of Tiger Woods, the grounded approach of Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau's active mind, and tips any golfer can use to focus better. Plus, a tiny recap of Bryson's golf-changing win in Detroit. Workday Charity Open Picks at 28:00
2020, Week 27 - COVID-19 Anxiety with Dr. Gregg Steinberg + Rocket Mortgage Picks
Being a professional golfer on the PGA Tour is already a tough mental challenge. Golf lends itself to tricks of the mind. Finding tunnel vision or mindfulness can be hard to do. Add in the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, and being mentally sharp has never been more important. Dr. Gregg Steinberg works with many professional golfers and joins the podcast to discuss the tactics used by professional athletes to overcome the uncertainty of today.