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Where Golf Legends, Players, & the Top Instructors in the Game Share Their Stories, Insights and Playing Lessons.

Looking to improve your game, well hear three of the Top Instructors in the game on this episode of Next on the Tee: Tom Patri, Dave Stockton Jr., and Scott Hamilton. Tom Patri's mantra is Short Game, Short Game, Short Game so we get some tips to score better from 100 yards in. We also talk about balance, stance on wedge shots and how to adjust for those in-between iron shots. Dave Stockton Jr. is one of the best putting instructors on the planet. He share insights on how to read greens better so we can make more putts. Scott Hamilton is ranked 26th by Golf Digest in their Top 50 Teachers in America and the #2 Instructor in the game according to the Tour players. Scott once made 2 hole in ones in the same round. The odds on that are 67 million to 1. We'll hear that story plus hear about the players he's working with and get some tips on confidence as well. 

My long lost cousin (not really) John Mascari, Head Golf Professional at Alpine Country Club in New Jersey and the Co-Host of the On The Tee golf show, joins me.

During the lockdown time in New Jersey John did a series of videos with his family called Live from John's Backyard, where he shared some of his favorite playing lessons. You can find them on his Twitter page @johnmascaripga. They are fantastic! During our conversation, John shares tips for how to hit a high chip shot that lands softly. He takes us through the process of how to choose between hitting a low running chip or a more lofted shot. He also shares why you should soften your grip on those shots versus using the same grip on every shot.

John is a lot of fun, a great guy, and an even better Instructor. Follow him on social media and you'll quickly understand why I say that.

Dr. Joe Parent is a Sports Psychologist, working with players on the PGA & LPGA Tours, and an Author. He's written several fantastic books about the mental side of the game including: "Zen Golf", "Zen Putting" and "Golf, the Art of the Mental Game". His latest book about mindfulness titled, "A Walk in the Wood".

Doc shares his insights into how to stay in the present and keep our minds from time traveling back to the bad shots we've hit or projecting forward into what we're on pace to score today if we just made X on the next few holes.

Debbie O'Connell is one of my all-time favorite guests and individuals. She's the Founder of Golf Positive and a Top 50 LPGA Professional. She shares her Keys to a Championship Mindset and how to get to the next level with you golf game. Be sure to check out her Web site at www.golfpositive.com.

Olin Browne shares his thoughts on the PGA TOUR Champions seasons getting started, the idea of players getting to wear shorts, the 59 he shot in 2005 when he was trying to qualify for the US Open and how he almost withdrew after his morning round of 73 thinking he had no chance to qualify. Hear how that one decision not to quit changed everything that came after that...

2011 US Senior Open Champion Olin Browne, Golf Positive Founder Debbie O'Connell, the Author of Zen Golf & Zen Putting Dr. Joe Parent, plus long lost cousin and PGA Professional John Mascari Join Me.

I'll get Olin's thoughts on the PGA Tour Champions season restarting and what he expects the rest of the season to be like. We'll also talk about the 59 he shot while qualifying for the 2005 US Open. I'll talk with Debbie O'Connell about the mental game and how to keep a positive mindset on the course after we've hit a couple of wayward shots. I'll delve deeper into the mind and mental game with Dr. Joe Parent. We'll talk about Mindfulness and how to not get ahead of ourselves when we're on the cusp of a great round.. Then I'll round out the show with Cousin John and we'll talk about his stay at home series "Tips from John's Backyard" and what piece of new technology that he's excited to use when he can get back out on the course.

Bob Friend shares his thoughts on the rest of the PGA Tour season and if he would be concerned about Covid-19 if he were playing out on Tour. He also shares a tip for how to square the club face and get center face contact more consistently.

Russ Holden updates us on the great work his organization, Caddy for a Cure, is doing helping our wounded military Veterans have a better life in a variety of amazing ways. He also talks about their new partnership with 2nd Swing that will turn the old clubs taking up space in our garages into money for the charity of your choice. Check it out at www.clubsforcharity.com.

Chris Finn gives us exercises and stretches that can help us gain more distance and play pain free. Take the Par 4 Success free physical assessment to understand which areas of your body may be restricting your swing and costing you distance. As Chris explains during our conversation, it's not always the spot where the pain is that's the issue: www.par4success.com/next

On this episode I'm joined by former Tour Pro Bob Friend, former Tour Caddy and the Founder of Caddy for a Cure Russ Holden, and the Founder of Par 4 Success Chris Finn.

Bob Friend shares his thoughts on the rest of the PGA Tour season and if he would be concerned about Covid-19 if he were playing out on Tour. He also shares a tip for how to square the club face and get center face contact more consistently.

Russ Holden updates us on the great work his organization, Caddy for a Cure, is doing for our wounded military Veterans. He also talks about their new partnership with 2nd Swing that will turn the old clubs taking up space in our garages into money for the charity of your choice. Check it out at www.clubsforcharity.com.

Chris Finn gives us exercises and stretches that can help us gain more distance and play pain free. Take their free assessment to understand which areas of the body may be restricting your swing and costing you distance. As Chris explains during our conversation, it's not always the spot of the pain that's the issue: www.par4success.com/next

Shaun Micheel and I revisit his 2003 PGA Championship victory and perhaps the greatest approach shot to the 72nd hole in major championship golf...that he didn't see until he got up to the green. Shaun also shared the story of the raging fire that broke out just a few yards from where he and other players were playing when trying to qualify for the Hoag Classic earlier this year and the small change that made a big difference in helping him find his game.

Paul Levy shares his insights on what the reset of this season could look like on the PGA Tour, could we see a fanless PGA Championship and Ryder Cup, and what the new normal could like going forward.

Top Instructor Eric Johnson talks about the state of golf in the midst of Covid-19. He also talks shares tips for hitting the ball solid first...he'll fix curve second. Plus, is this the end of hands on instruction?

Top Instructor Eric Johnson talks about the state of golf plus tips for hitting the ball solid first...he'll fix curve second, plus what the new normal may look like for golf instruction going forward.

Paul Levy shares his insights on what this season could look like on the PGA Tour including the notion of a fanless PGA Championship and Ryder Cup.

Shaun Micheel and I revisit his 2003 PGA Championship victory and perhaps the greatest approach shot to the 72nd hole in major championship golf...that he didn't see until he got up to the green. Shaun also shared the story of the raging fire that broke out just a few yards from where he and other players were playing when trying to qualify for the Hoag Classic earlier this year and the small change that made a big difference in helping him find his game.

We get more tips and drills you can do at home from Top Instructor Tom Patri. Tom also helps build our swings from the ground up and lets you know how you can get private instruction from him via the V1 Golf app.

PGA Tour Champions Pro Donnie Hammond shares his thoughts on what a November Masters might be like plus what life as a PGA Tour Pro is like off the golf course.

We get more tips and drills you can do at home from Top Instructor Jim Estes. Jim also talks about the great work that he and his team do to teach the game to wounded military Veterans via the Salute Military Golf Assocation (www.smga.org).

We get more tips and drills you can do at home from Top Instructors Jim Estes and Tom Patri. Jim also talks about the great work that he and his team do to teach the game to wounded military Veterans via the Salute Military Golf Assocation (www.smga.org). Tom Patri helps reconstruct my swing from the ground up via the V1 Golf app.

PGA Tour Champions Pro Donnie Hammond shares his thoughts on what a November Masters might be like plus what life as a PGA Tour Pro is like outside of the golf course.

Hall Sutton and I talk: his amazing college golf career at Centenary College and winning the 19802 college Player of the Year, his wins at the 1980 US Amateur, his 1983 PGA Championship victory over Jack Nicklaus, dealing with the burden of being tagged the next Jack Nicklaus, the slump he had in the late 80's and 90's, and his 2000 Players Championship victory over Tiger and the quote that goes with him everywhere "Be the right club today." Hear all that and more on this special segment of Next on the Tee.

2012 Senior Players Champion Joe Daley talks about what got him over the hump from playing on what's now Korn Ferry Tour to winning a Champion's Tour major. He also talks about how he was able to focus on his game and not the legends who were chasing him during the final round of the 2012 Senior Players Championship.

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