Billy Bondaruk, NorCal PGA Teacher of 2006, talks about his lifelong quest to learn about every swing that has ever been taught. He also shares parts of a 13 page handwritten letter by Ben Hogan that he possesses and studies.This is the first time this episode has ever been released publicly as it was a Members Only episode when it was originally published on 4/12/11
859: Ron Sisson of RealSwingGolf.com joins us to discuss the problem with today's golf instruction. His passion, knowledge of science's influence on the golf swing, and his teaching philosophy make this conversation quite compelling and entertaining. Ron came to Golf Smarter as a suggestion from listener Fred Greenberg. The video of this complete interview is available on our GolfSmarterTV channel at https://youtu.be/evZyE8k2PoY.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #175 we're joined by Billy Bondaruk, NorCal PGA Teacher of 2006, who talks about his lifelong quest to learn about every swing that has ever been taught. He also shares parts of a 13 page handwritten letter by Ben Hogan that he possesses and studies.Become a Golf Smarter Ambassador by introducing our next episode! For your effort you'll receive a choice of prizes including a Glove + Glove Compartment from RedRoosterGolf.com. where you can choose from 11 styles of gloves in 26 sizes! Write to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com and we'll assign you an episode number and a brief script to record for the intro of the show. In addition to sharing your home course, you now have the opportunity to offer your favorite Golf Smarter lesson, episode, insight or teacher. Thanks to RedRoosterGolf.com for giving a new glove to every Golf Smarter Ambassador who introduces an upcoming episode!
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - Guest: TOM DREESEN Happy anniversary to Dave & Co! 29 years ago tonight, the Late Show with David Letterman premiered on the Columbia Broadcast Systems and Tom Dreesen is here to help us celebrate! Tom's right off the golf course and ready to go another 9 with the Ryans... Did you know he was in Spaceballs? Yup. Sinatra stories? You bet! Mel Brooks stories? Oh yeah! Tom was also in Man in the Moon and regales us with many Andy Kaufman memories. And don't get him started on the professionalism of Angela Lansbury! Comedy Store strike and Letterman milestone memories including the cancelation of "The David Letterman Show." Tom is one of the greats and we let him know we appreciate him for it. THANK YOU for watching! Major gratitude for you all!
In honor of the late, great Tom Weiskopf. R.I.P. In this episode of the Hank Haney Podcast, Hank Haney is joined by Tom Weiskopf! Tom opens up talking about his current challenge and the greatest accomplishment of his lifetime. Second, Tom shares his thoughts about the USGA, the equipment, and golf ball, then talks about the greatness of Ben Hogan and memories he has of him.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the final installment of the Re-Reading Hogan's Five Lessons, Adam describes Ben Hogan's thoughts on the downswing and why it might be his most difficult -- yet important -- lesson. Get 15% off your next order from Goodr sunglasses by using promo code NOFILTER at checkout, or go to goodr.com/nofilter to have it automatically applied. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/golf-unfiltered/message
John Barba of MyGolfSpy joins us for the exciting conclusion of the Rise & Demise of MacGregor Golf. The company has started its death spiral, but there is a ray of hope on the horizon. How does a golf course design deal help bring an end to MacGregor? Listen to find out...
Once again we are joined by John Barba of MyGolfSpy fame to help us tell the amazing story of MacGregor Golf - a company that had the opportunity to be the greatest golf equipment company of all-time and yet met with the demise of so many other great companies that showed promise. This show will be aired in two parts.
Continuing our series on Ben Hogan's Five Lessons, this week Adam discusses what Hogan refers to as the first part of the golf swing, AKA the backswing. Adam highlights three main takeaways -- pun intended -- in this lesson, including the waggle, the one-piece takeaway, and Hogan's famous "pane of glass" illustration. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/golf-unfiltered/message
This week Adam discusses Ben Hogan's second lesson from "Five Lessons," stance and posture. There are two elements Adam focuses on regarding stance, including Hogan's feet position and how he extends his arms away from his torso to allow his elbows to be as close as possible. Later, Adam shares a few additional tips he's received from past golf lessons related to stance and posture. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/golf-unfiltered/message
It took a while to track him down, however, Mike Cocking from OCM Golf in Melbourne joins me on this episode to take a magical mystery tour through his design back catalogue including RACV Healesville, St Andrews Beach (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ80d0wRBto), Victoria, Peninsula Kingswood, Sandy Links and Shady Oaks. I also manage to prise some exciting news from him on a number of new Australian and US projects. Links to the excuisite Harris Kalinka course renderings, mentioned in the pod, can be found below Medinah #3 (www.harriskalinka.com/work/medinah) Kingston Heath (www.harriskalinka.com/work/kingston-heath) A very tasty Air Swing Media video of Victoria GC can be found here (www.airswing.com.au/project/victoria-golf-club-australia-2/) The link below highlights the new OCM development in Minnesota, USA Tepetonka Minnesota Development (https://www.ocm.golf/clients/tepetonka-minnesota/) If you're interested in Ben Hogan, I would recommend Connor T. Lewis' podcast on the 'The Wee Ice Mon'. It answers Mike's question as to whether Hogan should have an additional major title added to his resumé. Talkin Golf History podcast - Did Ben Hogan win 4 or 5 US Opens? (https://talkingolf.fireside.fm/69) Special Guest: Mike Cocking.
Terry Koehler is a fourth-generation Texan and a graduate of Texas A&M University. Over his 40-year career in the golf industry, he has created over 100 putter designs, sets of irons, and drivers, and in 2014, he put together the team that reintroduced the Ben Hogan brand to the golf equipment industry. Since the early 2000s, Terry has been a prolific writer, sharing his knowledge as “The Wedge Guy”. But his most compelling work is in the wedge category. Since he first patented his “Koehler Sole” in the early 1990s, he has been challenging “conventional wisdom” reflected in ‘tour design' wedges. The performance of his wedge designs have stimulated other companies to move slightly more mass toward the top of the blade in their wedges, but none approach the dramatic design of his Edison Forged wedges, which have been robotically proven to significantly raise the bar for wedge performance. Terry serves as Chairman and Director of Innovation for Edison Golf – check it out at www.EdisonWedges.com. Head to www.enjoythewalkpod.com for the full length Youtube Video of today's podcast! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enjoythewalkpod/support
In this segment of Next on the Tee, Bob Grissett gives us his list of the best ball strikers of all-time, including what made them so good. We hear about the phone conversation Bob had with Ben Hogan. We also hear the gruesome details of Tiger's injuries following his 2021 car accident. According to the doctor, Tiger's right leg was only attached by a few tendons.
Adam recently re-read Ben Hogan's Five Lessons; an activity he'll do once a year to brush up on fundamentals. In this episode, Adam shares his thoughts on the golf grip according to Hogan, including how it has helped him get his game back on track this season. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/golf-unfiltered/message
Katherine Downes and BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter celebrate some of the greatest players in the history of The Open championship. Five-time Open champion Tom Watson shares his memories of his victories with Iain and gives us an insight into how he handled missing out on the Claret Jug in 2009 at Turnberry. Three-time winner Gary Player also joins the pod to talk about what The Open Championship means to him. From Arnold Palmer to Jack Nicklaus, the former European Tour player Andrew Murray and US journalist Alex Miceli share their stories of meeting legendary players and pick their greatest Open champion. TOPICS: 1'20” – What makes an “Open legend?” 7'40” – Why Tom Watson is an Open legend 10'17” – Interview with Tom Watson 18'55” – Andrew and Alex share their stories of playing with Tom Watson 25'16” – Why Jack Nicklaus is an Open legend 33'45” – The legendary status of Tiger Woods, Seve Ballesteros, Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer. 41'26” – Why Gary Player is an Open legend 48'16” – Who is the panel's ultimate Open legend?
Charles Coody is a Texas Golf "Hall-of-Famer" and the 1971 Masters Champion. He has a long and interesting history in the game of golf which he sheds a light on in today's podcast. His interactions with Ben Hogan are particularly interesting. Mr. Coody also talks about his two grandsons, Pierceson and Parker, who were part of the 2022 National Champion Texas Longhorns team. It's an honor to have a Masters Champion on the podcast! Thank you for joining the podcast, Mr. Coody! Subscribe to the podcast for future episodes. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook —> @BetterThanIFoundItPodcast Associated social media accounts: Coach McGraw - @BearCoachMcGraw Mikkel - @MikkelGolf Baylor Men's Golf - @BaylorMGolf Music: DriftMaster by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/betterthanifoundit/message
Tamarisk Country Club is a private country club in Rancho Mirage, California, established in 1952. The club had 65 original investors, including Jack Benny, George Burns, Danny Kaye, and the Marx Brothers. Ben Hogan was the club's first golf professional. On this episode of The Wednesday Match Play Podcast presented by MemberText, Sarah Schmolke, MBA, gives us an overview of Tamarisk Country Club, talks about her journey to this property, her work with CMAA and Mindful "U" and the process to becoming a member. She also talks about the importance of using a CRM and Sinatra House, the legendary former estate of Frank Sinatra. I've known Sarah for years and it was an honor having her on the show. Let's tee off.
In 1941, the USGA cancelled the U.S. Open because of World War II. But the strange thing about the cancellation is the fact that the USGA still staged a tournament, the Hale America National Open. Now, while it was moved from Interlachen in Minnesota to the new Ridgemoor Country Club just outside of Chicago, there were very few differences between the Hale America and a U.S. Open. Ridgemoor was an easier course. The U.S. Open Championship trophy was not awarded. But consider this: there was qualifying, just like today; guys like Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Jimmy Demaret, Lloyd Mangrum and Bobby Jones all entered, a medal very similar to the one handed to winner of the U.S. Open was handed to the winner of the Hale America, and the list goes on. So, why did/does the USGA not consider the Hale America National Open a U.S. Open? Peter May, author of the book, "The Open Question" is here to explore that question. We discuss the many similarities. If the Hale America was considered to be a U.S. Open, amazingly, it would have been the first Major Championship won by Ben Hogan and, in total, Hogan would have won the U.S. Open five times! As it is, only Hogan, Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus won the U.S. Open four times. Should Hogan be credited with a fifth? Well, of course he thought so. Listen to today's podcast about this forgotten tournament, one of which the USGA has basically stricken from the record books, and decide for yourself.
Welcome to Golf Talk Live! Tune in LIVE Thursday at 6:00 PM Central Joining me this week on Coaches Corner are two great panelists: John Hughes & Jon Decker. Later, I'm joined by my special guest: Kelly O'Donnell – PGA Director of Golf Operations at Nemacolin. More on Kelly: Kelly is the PGA Director of Golf Operations at Nemacolin and a seasoned golf professional with a background in Sales, marketing, manufacturing as well as private, public and resort golf experience. 7 time PGA Section merchandiser of the year and 2016 PGA national merchandiser of the year for Resorts. Worked for Ben Hogan for 7 years and has mentored 30 + future PGA professionals and instructors. Creative and out of the box thinking for improving the guest and member experience surrounding the game of golf which is a robust and resurgent industry. Join me LIVE Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00PM Central http://www.blogtalkradio.com/golftalklive Or listen on these social media platforms: iTunes , Stitcher, Tunein, Castbox, TalkStreamLive & Spotify.
In this second installment of our documentary series “The Open Doctor and His Monster,” we focus on the 1951 U.S. Open, in which Ben Hogan did battle with Robert Trent Jones's modern architecture at Oakland Hills Country Club. Our guests in this episode are Ed Gruver (@EdGruver), Richard Howting, James Hansen, Robert Trent Jones Jr., and Bradley Klein (@BradleySKlein). Further reading: Ed Gruver, Bringing the Monster to Its Knees: Ben Hogan, Oakland Hills, and the 1951 U.S. Open Richard Howting, “Defining Moment: The 1951 U.S. Open” Bradley Klein, “Forever in Tweed, Amen: Herbert Warren Wind's contributions to golf know no word count” in The Golfer's Journal No. 13
This week Tursky got to see some of Ben Hogan's prototype clubs that were from the Ben Hogan Foundation museum. Irons, woods, and even a hybrid from the 1960's that were all ahead of their time. We take some questions from Instagram and give our best answers, including our "unicorn" clubs!
This is the first we met Tony Manzoni back in 2010. In this episode he introduces us to the single pivot swing based on years of research on Ben Hogan. He was also a co-founder of Callaway. He also promotes Shot Watch as a valuable swing aide that monitors rhythm, grip pressure and swing speed. Inventor Ted Caldwell joins in.
Major championship winner Bobby Nichols tells us about learning the game, as a young man in Louisville, Kentucky, while caddying for $1.00 a loop. Hoping to be the next Johnny Unitas playing high school football, Bobby was in a horrific auto crash that put him the the hospital for 96 days. With the help of an inspirational letter from Ben Hogan, he not only survived but was awarded a college football scholarship by Bear Bryant to attend Texas A&M University. With no ability to continue in contact sports, Bobby played college golf there before turning professional in 1960. Bobby Nichols shares his early days, "FORE the Good of the Game."
843 Top 100 Instructor Josh Zander returns for another great conversation on game improvement insights including getting a fitting for your swing, playing at Stanford with Tiger, and whether or not making changes to your swing is the right thing to do. The ZanderGolf App is a phenomenal resource for golfers at all skill levels to get video tips or even take individual remote lessons. Josh is giving Golf Smarter listeners a 50% discount on the subscription. Use this code to take advantage of the 50% discount. https://joshzander.swinguapps.com/checkout?coupon=GOLFSMARTERThis episode is brought to you by mygolfingstore.com/golfsmarter home of Eagle Eye Rangefinder. For a limited time, Golf Smarter listeners get 50% of the usual price and pay only $129!! Eagle Eye Rangefinder has all the premium features you need, like slope technology, an 800-yard range and a “flagpole lock” vibrating sensor. This episode is also brought to you by TeeBox Coffee, a premium coffee for golfers. Use code GOLFSMARTER20 for 20% off your first order, and then when you sign up for a subscription, you'll get 15% off. The subscription can be changed, or canceled anytime. Plus you can choose your coffee, and the frequency in which you want it delivered at your convenience. This episode is also brought to you by the DraftKings Sportsbook app. Use promo code GOLFSMARTER and if you place a golf bet for $5, you'll get $100 in free bets - no matter the outcome!! DraftKings Sportsbook is an Official Better Operator of the PGA Tour. Restrictions apply. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans is from the very first time we met Tony Manzoni in 2010. He was part of an episode with entrepreneur Ted Caldwell who was way ahead of his time introducing a product called Shot Watch. If you've listened to our Spring series with Tony, then you'll definitely want to hear our introduction to his thoughts and theories on Ben Hogan and the Single Plane Swing. Be part of the podcast and introduce our next episode! Write to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com and we'll assign you an episode number and a brief script to record for the intro of the show. For your effort get to choose a great prize including a year's subscription to Dynamic Golfers, Tony Manzoni's Lost Fundamental video, or more!
First, Hank shares the biggest thrill of his career and it involves Ben Hogan (1:00). Then Hank found an article in the Los Angeles Times and he runs through some of the great stories told about Ben Hogan's life (11:00). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ben Hogan joins Zack Griffin in a discussion on how to treat and overcome the syndrome of preachers and ministers residing on a pedestal in the church. Acknowledging the struggles and battle that takes place within their own ministries as well as what the scriptures teach, the discussion focuses on how preachers and members can be authentic with one another and how to strive and attain unity with one another. Check out the Ministry League app or visit their website (ministryleague.com).Also, be sure to check out the Bearing Up Shop (bearing-up.creator-spring.com).Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bearingup)
If you're like most players, you probably think to break 80 and shoot in the 70s you need to hit a lot of great shots. But in this episode, I'm going to debunk this common myth so you can start shooting lower scores - fast! Ben Hogan said he normally only hits 5 or 6 "great" shots per round. Yet, he was one of the best ballstrikers of all time. Needless to say, you don't need to hit every shot perfect to play better golf. The sooner you remember there are no pictures on the scorecard, the sooner you can get over bad shots quickly and score well (even if your swing is off).
Former PGA Tour Commissioner, Deane Beman, remembers how his fine play as a junior earned him a spot to play with Ben Hogan in a 1953 exhibition match immediately after Mr. Hogan returned from his win in his only Open Championship at Carnoustie, "FORE the Good of the Game."
World Golf Hall of Fame member Sir Bob Charles begins his story with his life in New Zealand, learning the game of golf on his own as a young lad. He recalls the discipline instilled in him by his schoolmaster father, his days working as a bank teller and his early successes as an amateur. He and Bruce Devlin recall their experiences at the inaugural Eisenhower Trophy team matches at the Old Course in 1958 and their memories of Bobby Jones , the U.S. side's Honorary Captain. Bob emotionally recalls befriending Gary Player and Gary's late wife Vivienne and remembers Ben Hogan, in his fifties, playing the finest round of golf he has ever witnessed, at Oakland Hills. Sir Bob Charles launches into his story, "FORE the Good of the Game."
Ben Hogan is joined by BasketballNews' and former 3 and D host Justin Lewis. The guys discuss what the Grizz have to do to avoid falling behind 2-0. They also take a look at the MIP award and if Jaren was snubbed in the DPOY results. Finally, the two go over their over/under win totals they picked at the beginning of the season. Follow @sbngrizzlies, @3andDpod, @NotTheGolfer, @J_Timberfake_. Beats: Flemdawg1hunna, Graphics: Will Stone. Like, subscribe, download, and write a review to the Grizzly Bear Blues podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
838: Height of the Tee. Hovering the club vs laying it on the ground before takeaway. These are just two of the little things we tend to forget when we play golf that actually do have an impact on our success. This week Jim Waldron of BalancePointGolf returns to discuss a lot of simple yet effective tips that will get you hitting the ball farther and straighter…like you believe you can!This episode is brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Golf Smarter listeners get a 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with coupon code ‘GolfSmarter'. Why spend thousands on a gym membership that doesn't focus on the best exercises for golfers? Join the thousands of golfers worldwide who do the 15-20 minute dynamic stretching workouts that are completely focused on improving your flexibility and mobility for golf. Host Fred Greene, went from a 11hcp to a 9hcp in just 3 months doing DynamicGolfers workouts each morning. They have hundreds of workout sessions so you'll never get bored doing the same routine. Try it free for 7 days and see some immediate results. https://DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter.Spring Forwards into Golf Season this week on Golf Smarter Mulligans with our seventh of nine episodes featuring the late Tony Manzoni. Tony taught a very effective method of the golf swing that he learned from his years of intense studying what made Ben Hogan great. Tony's book, The Lost Fundamental, One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever, which was out of print when he passed away, is once again available on Amazon including Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Fundamental-Simple-Better-Forever-ebook/dp/B07MZFSPBW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Tony+Manzoni&qid=1614728823&sr=8-1 . Tony's video of the same name was also out of circulation, but can now be seen online. If you'd like to gain access please write to us directly via email GolfSmarterPodcast@Gmail.com. Lastly, after he passed, we created a Tony Manzoni Memorial Golf Smarter Fund to benefit the First Tee of Coachella Valley. Your tax deductible contributions are greatly appreciated. Find out more at https://GolfSmarter.com/tony . We have a year long membership to Dynamic Golfers to give to the first three listeners who request one! First come. First served. Just write to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com
36 times Lloyd Mangrum collected the winner's check on the PGA TOUR. He set the course record at The Masters. Won the U.S. Open in 1946 (almost won it again in 1950, but lost in the famous playoff to Ben Hogan). Twice he finished third in the PGA. Twice he finished second at The Masters. He was the TOUR's leading money winner in 1951 and won the Vardon Trophy twice (1951 and 1953). He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998. Yet, after he retired from the game, many of the newer generation of golfers (1990s), guys who knew Hogan, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, golfers whom Mangrum competed with and beat, were asked about Mangrum and they didn't know who he was. Incredible. Mangrum had an illustrious career. In addition to all the aforementioned facts, he also played on four Ryder Cup teams, was the team's playing captain in 1953 and compiled an overall record of 6-2-0. How can he be forgotten? Off the course, Mangrum was the recipient of two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts and was a Staff Sergeant in the Army during World War II. Lloyd Mangrum was not boisterous. His nickname, "The Icicle", represented his steely mannerisms on the golf course. he was tough. He was focused. He was great. On this episode of Sports' Forgotten Heroes, golf writer and author, Peter May, whose recent book, "The Open Question" from Rowman and Littlefield is a must-read for all fans of the sport, joins the podcast for an in-depth discussion about a golfer whom time has forgotten, but whose accomplishments deserve significantly more recognition.
This week on the Stick and Hack Show, our hosts Adam Grubb and Mike Ryan talk to Tony Jacklin, a famous British golfer from the 60s/70s, author of the book "My Ryder Cup Journey" and now a guest on the S&H Show. Jacklin played with names like Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller, Ray Floyd, Tom Wisecoff, and Jack Nicklaus, with whom he shared one of the greatest showings of sportsmanship in golf history, at the legendary Concession at the 1969 Ryder Cup. Visit StickandHack.com today to become a free member of Stick & Hack to get access to events, special perks on products, and major golf brands. Plus join a community of golfers around the country! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lindy Miller is a past PGA Tour Player and 1st Team All-American at Oklahoma State. In today's podcast, he tells us stories about shagging balls for Ben Hogan and also about the relationships he built with numerous world class players he competed against in his amateur days. Finally, Lindy describes the impact the Ben Hogan Foundation is having on junior golfers in the state of Texas. Thank you so much for coming on Lindy! Subscribe to the podcast for future episodes. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook —> @BetterThanIFoundItPodcast Associated social media accounts: Coach McGraw - @BearCoachMcGraw Mikkel - @MikkelGolf Baylor Men's Golf - @BaylorMGolf Music: DriftMaster by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/betterthanifoundit/message
John Mahaffey is our guest this week on The Approach Shot Podcast as we begin Master's week. John tells some fantastic stories about his time on the PGA Tour. Many of them are about his mentor, Ben Hogan. John tells golf stories, golf channel stories, and talks about his new passion, writing mystery books. Another great episode of The Approach Shot Podcast.
In this episode, we dive into deep our shoot to shit session. From Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at Oscar awards, GIF creator dying at 74 years, and Tiger Woods comeback just like Ben Hogan. Besides, we dive deep into Albert Pujols' return to the Cardinals and the announcement of the NFL's new diversity committee where they need to have a minority coach. Although there's a need for more minority coaches, we shouldn't be forced to hire someone. Tune into this episode for more! In this Episode [01:01] The GIF Image creator dying at 74 years [02:07] Will Smith and Chris Rock scandal [08:33] Trump issuing a statement about hitting a hole in one knee [09:53] Is Tiger Woods going to make a comeback? [12:46] Ben Hogan coming back to golf after his accident and making major wins [13:42] Albert Pujols signing a one year deal with the Cardinals [17:42] Lakers being currently out of plan [18:09 ]NFL announcing a new diversity committee Notable Quotes “Who knows if Chris Rock wrote that joke? First of all, do you know how many probably read the joke before it started and were like, that's funny and doesn't cross the line at all to me? It's just pretty wild.” Ben Hogan came back from a bad car accident where he got hit badly. They didn't think he would ever play again. Ben Hogan came back and won a major and probably won a couple of more tournaments. So Tiger is probably thinking, let history repeat itself. I'm going to do the same thing.” “I think it's just so wrong. Could you imagine someone walking into your business and being like, “you have to hire one of these people? Whatever they may be, a woman, African or American, but they are clearly not the right people for the job.” “I think with something like this, you are just trying to do things to appease certain people, and I think it's kind of the culture we live in now. I'll hire people from all different backgrounds because they can get to different target markets for me.” “ We need more coaches that are the minority, but if they are not the right person for the job, they shouldn't be forced to hire someone. Please help us by liking, sharing, and subscribing to our podcast if you enjoy this content.
This week on HeightsCast, we bring to you a lecture from the 2022 Teaching Vocation Conference. In this lecture, Head of Lower School, Mr. Colin Gleason, offers advice on how to prepare for the teaching profession. Although the ultimate preparation for teaching is teaching itself, he nevertheless offers us six verbs—actions—that great teachers do well and that aspiring teachers would do well to work on. A great teacher speaks Teachers communicate their ideas primarily through words. In order to do this well, the ability to speak publicly is a sine qua non. and to draw out from students ideas of their own Teaching is more than the delivery of information. A teacher must first win over his students. Speaking well—holding a student's attention like a preacher does his congregation or a singer her audience—is necessary to this end. Concrete suggestion: tell stories. Even in the maths and sciences, good teaching is animated by good storytelling. Practice with friends and family. A great teacher listens Teaching does not consist in simply signaling what is on a page. It is a two way street. A teacher is like an orchestral conductor, who moves between score and sound, adjusting as needed. A common bad habit of teachers is over-taching, that is: talking too much. In order to gauge students' reception, a teacher must be attentive to them in real time. Teaching is personal, so the teacher should seek to listen not only to the group as a whole, but also to each student as an individual. Teaching is, at root, assisting parents. A great teacher listen also to parents, who are the primary educators. Concrete suggestion: find a good mentor. In order to listen well, we need personal guidance and someone, who listens to us. A great teacher sees Seeing is paramount to the personal approach. A crippling bad habit: prejudice, that is to judge too soon, before one sees the actual reality of the student before him. Judging quickly blinds a teacher. One of the beauties of the teaching profession is seeing the growth of a student. Concrete suggestion: we need to be artists, which, in the first place, means seeing. Teachers mold souls and to do this, they must have the intention of seeing as an artist. In our daily lives, now, in our families and at work, are we attentive to the people around us? A great teacher laughs A teacher ought to enjoy being with his students, to be caught up in the sense of awe and wonder at the student he serves. Teachers need to have a sense of humor. Taking oneself too seriously could be a death nail as a teacher. Although we are grown up, we need not have grown old. Concrete suggestion: remember the art of play. A teacher should remember that he is still part boy; his job is a joyful one. A great teacher studies A teacher must be continually learning. Study fuels the teacher, keeping his mind fresh. A teacher models study for his students; they see his actions and draw lessons therefrom. Concrete suggestion: read and study, even apart from any degree programs. What a teacher needs is two-fold: to know his subject well and to love his students even more. A great teacher explores Education is an adventure, which means that a teacher should be in the trenches alongside his students. Teaching comes from the person; it is an overflow of his own sense of adventure. Adventure does not mean haphazard. It takes work to be creative. Spontaneity in the moment is often the fruit of diligent planning before. Concrete suggestion: exercise prudence in choosing what school you work at. Three aspects to consider in a school: Cohesive spirit and identity; imagine yourself living that spirit. Content of the curriculum (especially books taught). Freedom There are many mediocre teachers in the world, so if you are going to be a teacher, become a great one. This, of course, does not mean perfection, but rather continual improvement. To be a great teacher is not to have made it, but to be continually on the way. In Mr. Gleason's words, a teacher is like the guide on a white water rafting expedition. Indeed, we are all in the same boat and, not only are we learning, we are laughing. Also on The Forum Guidance for Aspiring Teachers with Alvaro de Vicente Seneca on the Teacher's Job by Tom Cox The Teacher as Liberal Artist with Dr. Matthew Mehan and Mr. Tom Longano Cultivating Friendship in the Classroom by Austin Hatch Aristotle on the Student's Job by Tom Cox Further Reading The Art of Teaching by Gilbert Highet Only the Lover Sings by Josef Pieper Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf by Ben Hogan
Sales is simple. And so is the process of developing new business. Regardless how complex your business or marketplace, the fundamentals for executing a successful sales attack are not! With golf season around the corner, Mike, in his quest to improve his game, went old school and has been reading the classic book published in 1957, Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf. He was blown away by two realties from this priceless book. First, how absolutely clear, basic, and simple these fundamentals are. And second, the fact that the “modern” lessons from 65 years ago are still very much applicable and true today, despite the “changes” in the golf world and advances in technology! Sound familiar, sales leaders? Studying Ben Hogan's Five Lessons inspired this episode and prompted Mike to list and briefly unpack his five fundamental focus areas that he helps sales teams master: 1. A Strategic, Finite, Workable Target List 2. Compelling Messaging (a customer issue and outcome-focused “Sales Story”) 3. Proactive Pursuit and Prospecting (ability to secure a meeting) 4. Effective Consultative/Discovery/Early Stage Sales Calls 5. The Calendar, Personal Productivity, Pipeline Accountability If you're looking to up your (or your team's) new business development sales game, this episode is for you. The five fundamental focus areas are a great checklist and the table stakes for executing a successful sales attack, creating more new opportunities, filling the pipeline, and WINNING MORE NEW SALES. 8 (of the 50) spots are left for the upcoming Supercharge Your Sales Leadership 1-Day Intensive in Atlanta on May 3rd. Ready to radically increase sales management effectiveness, create a healthy, high-performance sales culture, and tackle today's biggest sales leadership challenges? Join Mike and 50 hungry, driven sales leaders at The Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta!
In this episode, Hank Haney shares a story from way back in the day when he was coaching Mark O'Meara and he had Mark O'Meara ask Ben Hogan a question about how to hit a certain shot. Also, Hank shares the differences between hitting draws and fades and hooks and slices. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com