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Those Weekend Golf Guys

Take a Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher Jeff Smith and pair him with an outstanding radio personality and you have the formula for one helluva show.

Host John Ashton has enjoyed success as a morning personality on radio stations from Bangor, Maine to Dallas, Texas. He’s also embarrassed himself on many golf courses in the same locations. John is a hacker, struggling to break 80 (OK, 90) but has a passion and enjoyment of the game, a skewed sense of humor and a great outlook.

Jeff Smith, PGA, enjoys the innate ability to create word pictures so, even on the radio, his tips and techniques to improve your game are clear, easy to follow and help listeners cut strokes on their very next round.

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From Putter Grips to Launch Monitors: Transforming Your Golfing Skills with Data and Technology


What if there was a technique that could shave strokes off your golf game? If that sparks your curiosity, then prepare to swing into a conversation that'll transform how you approach golf. From the picturesque veranda of Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, we're observing golfers' reactions as they round off at the last hole, discussing the new face of golf magazines offering valuable advice from golf pros, and exploring a Japanese putter grip technique that could revolutionize your game.

Strap in as we then steer the conversation towards golf swing analysis technology, weighing up the reliability and consistency of the products available for the average golfer against professional-grade models. While the price tags may vary wildly, we'll reveal the importance of understanding the accuracy of the technology you're using. It's a fascinating look at how a deeper understanding of your golf swing could level up your performance on the green.

Finally we delve into the world of numbers and data, as we demystify what launch monitor figures really mean. We'll break down the concept of the smash factor, and how it links to clubhead speed and ball speed when you hit the ball. With a focus on club head speed, smash factor, and ball speed, we'll reveal their impact on carry distance - knowledge that could give you that extra edge. So whether you're a beginner keen to learn, or a seasoned player looking to refine your game, this episode is teed up to be an enlightening exploration of all things golf. Tune in and elevate your game.

Unleashing Golfing Greatness: Insights from a Baseball Legend


Ever wondered why more golfers are trading their three wood for a five wood? Tune in to our lively discussion where we dissect the differences between the two, and explain why the five wood, with its less demanding club head speed and ball speed requirements, is becoming the new favorite. This switch could be especially beneficial for older golfers, who may find the loft and ease of a five wood more forgiving than a three wood. And if you have an old Callaway's heaven wood gathering dust in your garage, it might be time to give it another shot.

Thinking about equipment changes to compensate for a lack of speed? Hold your horses... or should we say, hold your clubs! Before you go splashing cash on new gear, it's essential to understand your physical capability and limitations. We'll share some telling anecdotes about golf buddies, and nasty golf swings and revisit the advantages of switching from a three wood to a five wood. But we're not just about the laughter; we're also about the controversy. The USGA's consideration of golf ball distance limits has sparked a heated debate. Is it fair to take away the fun from the sport? We'll let you decide.

Is a lack of swing speed impacting your golf game? We've got you covered. From exercises and training tools to timing your swing and understanding the importance of "body brakes", we'll share practical insights to help you increase your swing speed. And if you're looking to improve your golf distance, we'll explore the importance of getting fitted for clubs, working with a golf teacher, and finding the perfect ball for your game. Join us for an episode that promises to deliver tips, stories, controversy, and, most importantly, a fresh perspective on golf.

Unleashing Golfing Greatness: Insights from a Baseball Legend


Imagine stepping up to the plate in a baseball game. Now, imagine teeing off on a golf course. Two different contexts, two different sports, but surprisingly similar strategies. That's what we're unpacking today - the fascinating comparison between baseball and golf, revealing how the anticipation in baseball closely mirrors the precision required in golf. And who better to shed light on this than our upcoming guest, baseball legend Howard Johnson, who'll share his transition from baseball's 90-degree playing field to golf's demanding fairways.

We're flipping the switch from bustling baseball stadiums to the sunny golf courses of Florida. Harnessing the subtleties that set golf apart from other sports, we offer game-changing advice that'll help you triumph on the course. From mastering the art of club selection to delivering a smooth swing, we're serving up tips that'll keep you out of the bunker and on the green. No more making excuses for a bad shot; instead, we'll show you how to surprise your opponents and yourself with your improved game.

But it's not all about the swing; we're also getting up close and personal with the green. Warning - don't be deceived by its innocuous appearance. Being aware of the green's slope can make or break your score. We're divulging strategies to enhance your feel of the game and eliminate tension. And just when you thought we'd covered it all, we're taking it a step further with techniques to amp up your short game. So, are you ready to elevate your golfing prowess? Tune in and let's tee off to better golf together.

From Indiana to Florida: Navigating the Variance in Golf Grasses


Ever wondered how the texture of grass and sand can impact your golf game? Join us on a fascinating exploration across different states from Indiana to Colorado, all the way to sunny South Florida. Follow us as we share first-hand experiences of golfers playing on varied surfaces and the subtle tweaks needed to ace their game. We even delve into an intriguing tale from a podcast titled "Can I tell you about my albatross?" that chronicles an impressive albatross made by a tournament-goer on the 18th hole of a par five.

Get ready to harness the power of your golf clubs as we discuss the significance of picking the right one for different conditions. We highlight why it's invaluable to consider the golf course's conditions and the advantages of having multiple wedges for varying types of grass. Discover the importance of selecting the right club based on weight, shaft, and bounce, and what pitfalls to avoid when changing the bounce of a wedge. Whether you're an amateur golfer or a seasoned pro, these insights can drastically improve your gameplay.

Lastly, we offer a guide on what to include in your golf bag. Understand the importance of having different grinds and soles on wedges, and why it's vital to have two different bounces for the sandwich and lob wedge. Learn how to adapt to diverse conditions and the benefits of having a club designed for different scenarios. Remember, variety is the spice of golf! Don't forget to check out our Facebook page at for more exciting updates and golfing tips.

Acing the Short Game: Golf Tips To Shave Strokes From Your Score


Ready to knock strokes off your golf score ? Join your hosts, John and Jeff, for a thrilling conversation that swings from analyzing the best bait for fishing, to the latest in the AP men's college basketball poll, and onto the rising wave of college golf. Hear about the college golf playoffs on ESPN, and the suspense of the PGA tour card Finals at French Lick near Louisville - it's a sports fan's dream!

Are you tired of watching your golf shots soar into the rough rather than nestling close to the pin? Does the thought of a chip shot make your heart race? If you've been struggling with your short game, this is the episode for you! We're going to help you master those chip and putt shots, reveal why a good short game is a game-changer, and offer practical tips to make your iron shots from the fairway and rough seem like a walk in the park. And the best part? You won't need countless hours of practice!

If you've ever been baffled by the break of a putt or left scratching your head over the tilt of the pot, then hold onto your golf caps, because we demystify the science of putting. We'll show you how to tell the amount of break a putt will take, guide you in identifying the tilt of the pot, and share the critical role the middle third of the pot plays in influencing the ball's direction. And just when you thought the green held no more secrets, we'll introduce the Aim Point Green Reading Method - a game-changing technique that helps golfers read the green in just 10 seconds! Buckle up, because this episode is a hole-in-one!