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Those Weekend Golf Guys are John Ashton (broadcast veteran and lousy golfer) and Jeff Smith, PGA (one of America's best golf teachers and coaches). Together they help amateur golfers everywhere have more fun playing the game. New equipment, new techniques, new places to play and simply more fun. A very entertaining hour of Golf Talk Radio.
 
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Get better using simple things you already have lying around the house! If you have 9 cents (nine pennies specifically) you can groove your swing. Have some ribbon? Have a smart phone? Then you can record your swing path in slow motion! And the things you can do with some rope will astound you. Jeff has some very cheap, very effective ways to impro…
 
Tony Jacklin loves the Ryder Cup competition. He has played in a few, captained a few, won some and lost some. Some say Tony is responsible for making the Ryder Cup as popular as it is today. He has a new book called, “My Ryder Cup Journey” which is a must read for anyone who enjoys the history of the game of golf, or anyone who just plain enjoys s…
 
Should you get fitted for clubs before you start a series of lessons? It’s like which came first, the chicken or the egg type of thing. If you are using clubs that do not fit you, a teacher like Jeff could still improve your game but it might seem uncomfortable for you to produce some of the swings, grips, stances, etc. that would be necessary. If …
 
He's a 5x All Pro, a 3x Pro Bowler, inducted into the KC Chiefs Hall of Fame, was the most accurate kicker in NFL history through 1998, has worked for 3 Presidents, is a speaker, poet and champion for the homeless. NFL great turned renaissance man Nick Lowery (www.nicklowery.com) is our guest on this week's episode of The Approach Shot.…
 
This week the Approach Shot goes back into the archives for some Holiday Cheer. We have picked three of what we think are the best, the funniest, the most interesting, the most entertaining of the 6Pack segments. Each week we ask our guests a series of 5 questions where we admonish them to give us the first answer that pops into their heads. This w…
 
This week on The Approach Shot our guest is Tim Laird, America’s CEO – Chief Entertainment Officer! Tim spent many years with Brown-Forman Distillers in Louisville, Kentucky. In that capacity he became totally familiar with every label under the Brown-Forman umbrella like Woodfood Reserve, Old Forrester, Jack Daniels, etc. He is also an expert on w…
 
This week Those Weekend Golf Guys go back a few years to a most instructive, informative and down right entertaining discussion we had about wind. It’s getting to be Wintertime and with the cooler temps tend to come some wet and windy conditions. How do you adjust? Well, thanks for asking. This one hour will teach you everything you need to know ab…
 
Carl Lee III was not heavily recruited out of high school by D1 teams. He accepted an offer from Marshall University in Huntington WVa. He was from Charleston WVa so Marshall was the obvious choice. He won a total of 8 games in his 4 years there. He was drafted in the 7th round by the Vikings. He was told he was too small, too slow to make it in th…
 
It’s time to find the perfect golf related Christmas gift for a loved one, or maybe a colleague. Our advice: First and foremost, DO NOT BUY A GOLF CLUB! But there are plenty of meaningful, useful, and thoughtful gift possibilities. This week Those Weekend Golf Guys give you three ideas. First, a nifty little doodad that you attach to your golf bag …
 
Katie Laurino helps athletes who have retired create and maintain their legacy. She helps them create their personal charitable foundations. She counsels them on fundraising, setting up the foundation along IRS guidelines. She mentors them. Some might say she mothers them. Katie loves golf, plays golf, and talks to us this week on The Approach Shot…
 
This week we spend some more time with another of America’s Top 100 Golf Instructors, E.A. Tischler. E.A. is a co-founder of the BioSwing Dynamics and the author of 28 books on golf. E.A. has been the coach to numerous PGA Tour Players with students playing on almost every professional tour. He spends some time with us, Those weekend Golf Guys, tal…
 
J Marc Chambers is a comedian and a golfer. He has friends that are comedians and golfers. They decided to create a business that incorporates both golf and comedy. Add to those two the element of fundraising and you have their business, Hole Hecklers. J Marc and his friends will come out to your golf outing, charity scramble, even a client appreci…
 
This week we feature an interview from a couple years back with Sara Stone, Top 100 teacher, friend of Jeff Smith, and all around great woman to know. She has an infectious laugh and an innate ability to make you better at golf. She relates some of the problems she sees over and over, some of the types of golfers that will never get a lesson from h…
 
Matthew Laurance is our guest this week on The Approach Shot Podcast. Yes, the same Matthew Laurance you remember from Beverly Hills 90210; from Eddie And The Cruisers”; from guest appearances on “Cheers” and countless other TV guest shots. Plus, he was on SNL of an entire year. Matthew Laurence currently does radio in Lexington, Kentucky and plays…
 
This week Those weekend Golf Guys tackle a few ticklish situations. First, are golfers really just big wimps who are afraid of noise? Every other athlete in the world does what they do in front of large numbers of screaming fans. Why do golfers always whine if someone is making noise? And then you have been told repeatedly to take your 3 wood out o…
 
Garrett Johnston has covered golf for outlets around the world for more than a decade, including the hometown papers of most players on the PGA Tour. He also has contributed to GolfDigest.com, Golf.com, USOpen.com, China Daily, The Irish Examiner and New Zealand Golf Magazine. Sadly, he has not improved his golf handicap since he left high school, …
 
What are the limits to swing speed? What makes it so most of us recreational golfers can’t seem to swing fast enough to impress anyone? Is there anything we can do to fix it? If there wasn’t, do you think I would have brought up the subject? Jeff talks speed. How fast can you go? Find out this week with Those Weekend Golf Guys.…
 
Chris Mascaro is a member of the Sports/Golf Podcasting brotherhood. And being one of our brethren, we welcome Chris in with open arms. Chris does two podcasts: Next On The Tee and Thursday Night Tailgate. His podcast, Next On The Tee has been around for quite a few years. On it, Chris interviews some of the most iconic names in professional golf (…
 
This week on Those Weekend Golf Guys we talk about wedge shots. Why do we talk about the so much? Because they are the number one reason you can’t break 80. Your wedge shots suck. I mean you’re right there, just off the green in regulation so you chip or pitch or otherwise try to use a wedge to cozy the ball up to the hole but you skull it about 10…
 
Bob Picozzi is a television and radio announcer who was employed by ESPN and Fox Sports as a play-by-play announcer for college football and basketball. You are familiar with his voice if you ever listened to Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio, he is the man with the updates. His coolest gig though, in our own humble yet never-the-less expert opinions was t…
 
So, are you a Smooth Swinger or Bob The Basher. Is one technique better than the other? Can you change from one to the other? All great questions. And all are answered in this week’s edition of Those weekend Golf Guys Radio Show. Jeff also puts on his Rules Official Hat and answers a listener’s question on when is a lie deemed unplayable and who ca…
 
Chris Smeal is a PGA Professional in San Diego California. He works primarily with junior golfers, the kids of today that will become the greens fees paying adults of tomorrow. And we all know that is the only way to assure this game will continue to be a constant choice for recreation. Through junior leagues, junior lessons, Chris makes sure Junio…
 
We need more women to play golf. The ratio of men to women in golf is 88% to 12%, men to women. That is pretty lopsided if you ask us. This week we interview a woman who is typical of the women that are increasingly coming to golf as their first choice for recreation. Diane is 41, a mom, a wife, has her own business and has recently taken up golf. …
 
This week we welcome Gill Capps as our guest on The Approach Shot Podcast. Gil is an Emmy award-winning content creator. He has spent his entire working career in golf media, having founded a regional golf magazine right out of Davidson College and written extensively about the game before jumping into television. Capps has worked on-site at more t…
 
We all know we should get in better shape to play better golf. We have seen many different suggestions on-line and in magazines about workouts we could do that have been optimized for golf. This week we welcome Jeff Pelizzaro from 18Strong to the show. Jeff is an expert on exercise specifically to improve golf performance. He will tell us what to d…
 
You know how they say you should never go to the grovery store on an empty stomach? It seems when you shop fr food while hungry you tend to buy too much because everything looks delicious. Well, this episode of The Approach Shot is much the same. Do Not Listen On An Empty Stomach! Everything will sound delicious. In fact, everything will sound deli…
 
There is a caddie at The Pete Dye Course at French Lick who sent us a message that said: “…I love Jeff’s tips on how to play better. I have used some of them with the guys I caddie for up here. Makes me sound like a genius!” You, too, could be considered a genius if you just listened to some of Jeff’s tips and even play better if you used those tip…
 
Michael Whalen has shelves full of Emmy Awards. He was a big time producer at HBO for years. And then a good ol’ boy from Birmingham Alabama approached him with an offer to put a brand new cable channel with a brand new concept on the air, Even though many told him people won’t watch golf all day, Michael Whalen ignored them and took the gig and he…
 
This week on Those Weekend Golf Guys Jeff Smith relates just how cool it was to be live, walking the grounds at Whistling Straights for this years’ Ryder Cup. And then we receive a challenge. The caddie that worked John’s group both times he has played at The Dye Course at French Lick Resort this year, Randy, left a challenge. He has heard John and…
 
This week on The Approach Shot Podcast we are excited to welcome a true golf legend. One of the women who built the reputation of the LPGA, Jane Blalock. Jane still holds the record for consecutive cuts made: 299. That’s over 12 years without missing a cut. She won multiple times. She holds many records on the LPGA. She is currently playing on the …
 
This week on Those Weekend Golf Guys we welcome in a former PGA Tour player, golf course owner, and professional club fitter, Jim ward. Jim is now the “titleist guy”. A good guy to know. We all talk about the basic mistakes most amateur, recreational golfers make and why they have trouble scoring well. So, John offers copious amounts of pizza for b…
 
Gary Reasons has two Super Bowl rings. He won them while playing with the NY Football Giants. He was a linebacker. Gary played next to Lawrence Taylor. LT’ s number has been retired. Gary is still know for “the hit” (check out the video on Youtube). Gary is currently a College Football Analyst for Fox Sports TV. He plays a mean game of golf too. Be…
 
Connie Willis is the host of her own streaming shows BLUE ROCK TALK, as well as the weekend host for the overnight mega-hit Coast To Coast on over 600 radio stations across the country. Connie loves to play golf. One of the reasons she loves to play golf is on the off chance she may just spot Big Foot out there in the woods of a golf course. No, re…
 
One hour with Those Weekend Golf Guys today and you will sink more putts the first time, guaranteed. Are you aware of the Big 4 Elements of Putting? First, Can You Aim? Second, Can You Control The Speed? And the other 2, even more important elements? Well you’ll just have to listen to find out. Another fun, funny, and entertaining edition of Those …
 
This week’s guest is the top rated Golf Architect in Latin America, Augustin Piza. He has worked with such golf icons as Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and now has teamed up with Brandel Chamblee to create the most original idea in golf course design since the bunker. He calls it the Butterfly effect with 3 6 hole layouts you can play in any combinati…
 
Those Weekend Golf Guys this week reminds us all about those on course adjustments we often time forget to make. You know, the time you forget to take a lower club when faced with an uphill lie because of the added loft. Or not adjusting your grip on the club while setting up to do a shot from a severe downhill lies. There are many, many reasons yo…
 
Connie Willis is the weekend host for Coast To Coast AM Radio Show. She also has a few of her own on-line shows all exploring the weirder side of life. Ghosts, Aliens, Big Foot are all topics you will delve deeply into with Connie. And she plays golf. Yeah, the truth is out there and Connie spends most of her free time looking for it. Spend some ti…
 
This week on Those Weekend Golf Guys the guys talk about golf travel and how to make it easier but the bulk of the show covers Golf Math. Yes, add ‘em up! Here’s the deal: you know you will have 18 tee shots. You know you will have 18 first putts. You know you will have 14 second shots and (probably) 4 third shots. 54 total before you even get on t…
 
Keith Hirshland is an Emmy Award–winning sports television producer with more than three decades of experience producing live and pre-recorded programs that aired on ESPN and ESPN2. Among the first forty people to be hired by the Golf Channel in 1994, Hirshland was in the middle of the action when that network debuted in 1995. He provided his talen…
 
Brian Hammons was the lead Play-by-play guy for the Golf Channel for 15 years. All that time as he was covering Ryder Cups, Solheim Cups, and President’s Cup tournaments he always thought it would be lots of fun for us regular golfers to have a chance to play in tournaments like these. Well, now we do! Brian Hammons has created the Country Club Nat…
 
Joe Greiner is this week’s guest on The Approach Shot Podcast. Joe is Max Homa’s caddy. Joe is also Max’s boyhood friend. They grew up together, played golf together, and are both pretty good golfers. In fact, Joe holds a course record at the course they both grew up playing. He only rubs it in a few times a year. Joe talks about his own golf prowe…
 
What Is An Amateur? In the days of Bobby Jones it was a golfer who did not compete for money. It was a golfer who played simply for the love of the game. Maybe they were great golfers, like Bobby Jones. Or maybe not great golfers like Linda Zender (she finished last in her club championship this year). Today, however, it seems that “Amateurs” are s…
 
On this week’s edition of The Approach Shot Podcast we are so lucky to have the most beautiful, gracious, and talented Heather French Henry, Miss America 2000. Since winning that crown Heather has been tirelessly traveling the country espousing Veteran’s Rights and Benefits, she has coached other pageant contestants, she has designed a line of even…
 
This week Those Weekend Golf Guys are live from Prairie View Golf Course in Carmel, Indiana for the Capital Golf Amateur Tour’s Wounded Warrior Classic. During this week’s show we talk to Jim Fuquay from Prairie View. He explains the course, the history. It’s a Robert Trent Jones design and is the home of the Indiana State High School championships…
 
Old Rockers never die! They start Golf Podcasts. Our guest this week on The Approach Shot Podcast is Frank Basset, host of the podcast, Golf Talk America which can be heard on PGATour.com. Frank is also the founder of the Golf Talk America Network, of which The Approach Shot Podcast is a proud member. While we know John and Neal are old (although t…
 
This Week on Those Weekend Golf Guys it’s a topic every adult who has a child interested in playing golf and every kid who likes playing golf should listen to closely. .Ava Bunker is 13 years old. She recently returned home to Indiana after finishing 3rd in the USKids Golf Championship played down at Pinehurst. Ava has been coached by Jeff Smith fo…
 
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