Those Weekend Golf Guys

Those Weekend Golf Guys

Take the #1 golf instructor in the state of Indiana (Jeff Smith (http://jeffsmithgolfinstruction.com) ) and pair him with an outstanding radio personality and you have the formula for one helluva Golf Talk Radio Show. John Ashton (the show host) 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 an outlook that makes this the most entertaining Golf Show around. 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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April 11, 2021 49 min
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 you’ll  need to listen to find those out. Prepare yourself for a much better golf seas...
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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 golf and a faithful listener. Jeff Smith talks Marco through a few of those typical ...
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March 28, 2021 49 min
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 competitors that can be compared to double digit handicap golfers, win thousands compet...
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March 21, 2021 50 min
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 wants you to remember: work on your weakness. Realize what it is you need to do to sh...
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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 great course all to support both Wounded Warriors and The Cancer Society. Terry is a woun...
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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, when not to give one, and when you look like a jerk if you don’t give one. If you mi...
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February 28, 2021 51 min
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 today are hitting too long and are making the courses obsolete. Sure, the top 125 players...
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February 21, 2021 50 min
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. Whenever he tried to get to the ball, he was hitting everything FAT. We called him S...
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February 15, 2021 50 min
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 effortless power and powerless effort. Don’t swing harder, or faster, just do these s...
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February 7, 2021 50 min
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 will fix your hook, no matter which of those 4 you suffer from. The most common, the ...
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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 career. In our conversation she talks about the fierce competition she had in a play...
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January 24, 2021 50 min
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 kid is smart, creative, and has a bit of an attitude. We asked him if his Dad taught h...
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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? What are the major mistakes you see among weekend golfers? Boxers or briefs? So basi...
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January 10, 2021 51 min
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 really like to play this year. We are collecting ideas to put together a Golf Guys trip ...
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January 3, 2021 49 min
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 continued to hit the links regularly, but did adopt these new rules. The list, in ret...
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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 short games that suck. Good news, there are fixes. But first, we must admit we have ...
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December 20, 2020 51 min
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 in the fall entitled, Writing Checks Our Game Can’t Cash.
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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 been given and fix it with the right advice. Jeff will also tell you where to go for go...
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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 whole barrel full, Listen to this episode for all the details. And then we talk about U...
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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 is pointing and as a result, where your ball will go. We also introduce you to St...
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