Those Weekend Golf Guys

Those Weekend Golf Guys

Take one of the country’s top golf instructors 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 (the show’s co-host) is the Director of Instruction at Otter Creek GC in Columbus, Indiana. He 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.... Show More

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August 18, 2019 49 min

From the guys who play like they're the only ones on the course to the guys who play like they have ice cream melting in the car, John and Jeff talk about all those frustrations of slow play and what to do about it.

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August 11, 2019 49 min

Or tug on Superman's cape! Don't hit into the wind until you have listened to and understood what Jeff is talking about in this episode. Jeff Smith explains the subtle changes you should make when hitting your Tee shot into the wind. It isn't as hard as you might think. And while you're listening to Jeff's expert instruction, please take a few moments to visit our sponsors. They are what keep us afloat, so to speak. Bespoke Post - ... Read more

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August 5, 2019 46 min

One more weekend for the golf guys to enjoy some time away from the studio so we have another episode of The Best (we could find). This time we revisit a show recorded live at the Mansion of the Pete Dye Golf Course at the French Lick Resort in French Lick Indiana.

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While the guys are on vacatin we revisit some of the most entertaining guest interviews from the archives. We talk to Golf Comedian, JP Mulrooney. We talk to a former radio guy (and lousy golfer) turned singer/songwriter with his new song, It's Golf. And then we remember the recent golf movie, The Squeeze. We remember our oh so fun interview with the lead actress from the movie, Jillian Murray.

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July 21, 2019 47 min

20 million dedicated golfers and the average handicap is 18. Yes, for the most part we play bogey golf. But ask us why we play and the #1 answer is: It's Fun! But is it? Is bogey golf really fun? Listen for some simple tricks to get that score down and really add more fun to the game. And you probably won't really have to practice! Plus, we talk to Jon Wyeth from Open Rounds [dot] com about a new way for private club members to get... Read more

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July 14, 2019 48 min

Jeff suggests you follow the Shark's advice. Greg Norman told him that he should practice only the shots that give him trouble. So, we have many ideas of some fun ways you can practice the shots you suck at while on the course, not the range.

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Two great guests with British accents. Ritchie Michaels is a whiskey expert. He told us some stories about Uncle Nearest, the former slave who taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey. We talk to Stephen Mitchell, a collector of hickory clubs and an author. He marries those two passions into a trilogy of Mystery Novels. The first is called "Nine Tenths" and is available now. Plus, Jeff Smith gives his typical sage advice on how and ... Read more

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In order of appearance: Anthony Arvidson talks about the Epic Golf Club. An on-line club where private golf club members can join in order to kook up with tee times and golf partners at other private clubs around the country. Great for business execs on business trips for networking. We talk to Travis Fulton, golf instructor of great reknown about Ben Hogan golf clubs, getting fitted for clubs properly and how important it is to ta... Read more

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June 24, 2019 48 min

John complains that he can get close but, try as he might, he cannot score below 80. Jeff tries to figure out where he screws up and finds his putting and pitching are to blame. The conversation on what to improve and how to improve it to break 80 once and for all, and CONSISTENTLY, follows. Listen and prepare to write 70 something on that scorecard.

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June 19, 2019 46 min

The man who created Adams Golf is back and we think he has probably perfected the putter!

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June 7, 2019 45 min

Dave Blakelock is traveling the country playing golf. Playing 100 courses in 100 days to raise money for Alzheimers research. He stopped in to play 18 at Timbergate Golf Club where Jeff Smith is the Director of Instruction. Jeff played 18 with Dave and then we talked about it. Another fun, entertaining and inspiring hour of Golf Talk

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June 1, 2019 47 min

Oliver Horovitz returns to the show after a few years. Oliver was the American Caddy at St Andrews and has used his love of golf to meet many fantastic people and to travel the world from Nepal, to finishing last in the Mongolian Open and creating very funny stories along the way that he shares with us. Another funny, entertaining and maybe a bit educational edition of Those Weekend Golf Guys

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May 19, 2019 47 min

Jeff describes the absolute best way to find the perfect ball position for each and every club in your bag so you can guarantee straight, high, crisp and accurate iron shots and fairway woods and even hybrids. We also talk with Micheal Veech, whiskey historian to find out if whiskey is the reason we have 18 holes and other facts you probably didn't know

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May 12, 2019 47 min

Our guests this week are phenomenal. An embarrassment of riches. First, Elisa Gaudet, the brains (and the beauty) behind Women's Golf Day which is this coming June 4th. And then we introduce you to Cam Rogers, host of the BLeave In Tiger Woods podcast. So we talk about Tiger, about how to get more women playing golf and Jeff even hypothesizes that the Kentucky Derby DQ decision was done by the rules officials from the USGA. Another... Read more

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How many times have you been told to "keep your head down"? Too many! Because it's bad advice and just plain wrong. Keep your left arm straight? Same deal. Maybe you're playing badly because you are following erroneous advice! We fix that this week. Or, maybe you're playing badly because you are playing the wrong ball. How to pick the golf ball that is perfect for you. Listen this week and you will know.

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It costs a lot to keep a golf course operating. Too many of us complain about high greens fees and insist on deals that will eventually cause our favorite courses to close. Here are some things we should all be doing to keep our favorite courses open.

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April 13, 2019 45 min

A couple of great interviews for Masters Weekend. First, Bobby Jones IV: the grandson of THE Bobby Jones talks to us about Augusta National, his grandfather's legacy and Colver whiskey and it all makes sense when you listen. We also talk to Fiamma Felitch, a female golf champion in high school and college and a former LPGA Tour member talks about women's' golf, living out of a suitcase, and PXG golf clubs.

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April 7, 2019 48 min

Golf Stories funny and true! How can you lose a ball before the round starts? Here's a suggestion: throw the clubs in the trunk, fill up the tank, drive till you hit empty then find the nearest golf course and play. You can find great golf venues everywhere in this country. The USGA has turned the fairway into a hazard. Sandbagging and other things to avoid. On-course encounters with wildlife.

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April 3, 2019 47 min

We know it takes a lot of balls to play golf the way most of us do. But it also takes many more acoutraments like tees. bags, green repair tools and gloves. We talk about those and talk to the man who can get you the bast golf glove you've ever worn, cheap!

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March 24, 2019 46 min

Its been a while since we've actually been out on a golf course. But now that Spring has sprung, many of us actually have a chance to play for real. OK, temper your expectations and realize you may have to relearn some of the things you mastered last season. Jeff and John explain some early season techniques like when to over club, why it's important to hit a bucket before EVERY round and some other things you may never have though... Read more

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