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Ep #57 - Interview with Doug Lawrie

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By Matt Walter, PGA
This podcast will provide tips and advice to junior golfers and their parents on how to navigate their junior golf journey.

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Ep #85 - Will Gordon, Mackenzie Tour Professional Golfer
Hey Everyone, Today on the podcast we have Will Gordon who is currently playing with full exemption on the Mackzenie Tour in Canada. I know Will from his Vandy Golf Days and he's a long ball hitter than has some serious knowledge to be shared with you! So pay attention! Thanks for listening! Follow us online! Instagram Facebook Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy
38:12
August 16, 2019
Ep #84 - We're back!
Hey Everyone, Sorry for the break! This summer has been hectic but I'm back and I'm bringing some great guests back to talk more about golf! So stay tuned and keep looking for our episodes on Friday mornings! Thanks for listening! Follow us: Instagram Facebook Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy
30:37
August 9, 2019
Ep #83 - Ben Crane Challenge
Hey Everyone, Today's Episode I chat with Mark Bentley who is helping coordinate the Ben Crane Challenge in it's Inaugural year here in Nashville. We also have a clip from Ben Crane himself so be sure to stick around till the end to hear that!  You can register for the event at bencranechallenge.com and use my code "mattwaltergolf" to save $30 on the registration fee.  Connect with the Podcast Facebook Instagram Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening! Be sure to subscribe and leave us a 5 star rating!
38:58
June 5, 2019
Ep #82 - Interview with Coach Whit Turnbow, Dir of TN Golf Foundation
Hey Everyone! This week's episode we get to listen to Coach Whit Turnbow talk about his experience playing golf, coaching MTSU, and now in his role as the TN Golf Foundation Director. Coach Turnbow is a stand up guy that I have just recently gotten to know and hope to learn more from him as we walk through this journey growing the game. So sit back and enjoy this one because it's full of great nuggets! Connect with Coach Turnbow Twitter Instagram TN Golf Foundation Title Sponsor - Future Champions Golf Connect with the Podcast Instagram Twitter Facebook Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening! Be sure to subscribe and leave a 5 star rating!
1:01:10
May 17, 2019
Ep #81 - Interview with Nick Duffy
Nick Duffy is a Golf Digest "Best Young Teachers" and this episode will show you why! Take a listen as we talk about what it's like at a top ranked junior golf academy! Enjoy! Connect with Nick Nick Duffy Golf Twitter Instagram Title Sponsor - Future Champions Golf Connect with the Podcast Facebook Instagram Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening!
57:34
May 10, 2019
Ep #80 - Updates! NCCA Recruitment changes and Future Champions Golf
Hey everyone! Today's podcast I glance over the cliff notes of the recruitment changes. Also, Chris Smeal from Future Champions Golf comes on the show and tells us about all the great events they have coming up! Enjoy! NCAA Title Sponsor - Future Champions Golf Connect with the Podcast Facebook Twitter Instagram Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening! Be sure to subscribe and to give us a 5 star rating!
24:05
May 3, 2019
Ep #79 - Interview with Will Drumright
Will Drumright is a sports psychologist that works along side Dr Rob Bell.  He's worked at the IMG academy where athletes trying to reach the next level in college and professional sports go to excel. Will has been helping a student of mine here recently and I'm excited to share his insights with you! Connect with Will Twitter Instagram Blog Title Sponsor  Future Champions Golf Connect with the Podcast Facebook Instagram  Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy
1:00:52
April 19, 2019
Ep #78 - Winter recap, The 2019 season is here!
Today's episode I bring you guys a recap of our winter and little nuggets I took away from it. We talk some 2019 season prep. Also another great opportunity for me to give you a nugget to go think about. I hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast! Title Sponsor Future Champions Golf Connect with the podcast Facebook Instagram Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening! Please make sure you leave a 5 star rating and leave a review!
29:44
April 13, 2019
Ep #77 - Interview with Yuki Moriyama
Today's podcast I get to interview one of the top junior golfers in the country, Yuki Moriyama. This episode couldn't be possible without our friends Future Champions Golf. Yuki is a great kid with a lot of potential. Pay attention to what he has to say because he knows how to go low! Connect with Yuki Instagram Title Sponsor - Future Champions Golf Connect with the Podcast Instagram Facebook Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening! If you've enjoyed our shows please subscribe and leave a rating on the show! Thank you!
48:38
April 5, 2019
Ep #76 - Interview with Steve Sieracki
Today's podcast I interviewed one of Golf Digest's Best Young Golf Teachers, Steve Sieracki. We had a great chat about the programs that he operates at his facility. He's a smart coach and has a serious passion for the game! Take a listen! Make sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5 star rating and review as it helps us on the charts! Thanks! Connect with Steve Sieracki Instagram Facebook Twitter Connect with the Podcast Instagram Facebook  Twitter Thanks for listening!
39:24
March 29, 2019
Ep #75 - Interview with Mike Wilson, TPI
Today's episode I interviewed Coach Mike Wilson who is a TPI Strength and Conditioning coach. Mike works with Web.com Tour players as well as junior golfers in the area. He's an awesome coach and I'm excited to share some of his knowledge with you.  Connect with Mike Wilson Nashville Golf Fitness Summit - Use code "walter" when you register Instagram Facebook Twitter Title Sponsor - Future Champions Golf Connect with the Podcast Facebook  Instagram Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a 5 star rating! Thank you!
48:12
March 22, 2019
Ep #74 - Interview with Dennis Sales
On today's episode I interview one of the top junior coaches in the country Dennis Sales. He has had tremendous success teaching junior golfers. Take listen to this episode and find out why he's able to have such great success down in TX Connect with Dennis Sales Instagram Facebook  Twitter Title Sponsor - Future Champions Golf Connect with the Podcast Instagram Facebook Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening and if you would be so kind to subscribe and leave a 5 star rating we would appreciate it!
1:08:48
March 15, 2019
Ep #73 - Interview with Maggie Simons
This episode of the podcast I talk with Maggie Simons who's the Director of Instruction at The Oregon Golf Club. She picked up shop from Carmel CC on the East coast and started from fresh on the West Coast. She's an awesome instructor and I would recommend you checking her out at the links below! Connect with Maggie Simons Facebook Twitter Instagram The Oregon Golf Club Title Sponsor - Future Champions Golf Connect with the Podcast Facebook Instagram Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy
52:05
March 8, 2019
Ep #72 - Interview with Matt Liebler
Matt Liebler is the Head Professional at The Princess Anne Country Club. He is doing some amazing things to grow the game for his facility and really create a unique culture. If you're a coach, you want to listen to this podcast for sure!  Connect with Matt Liebler The Princess Anne CC Instagram Matt Liebler's Instagram Princess Anne CC Website Connect with the Podcast Title Sponsor - Future Champions Golf Facebook Instagram Twitter Thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe, leave a 5 star rating and write a review! 
52:50
March 1, 2019
Ep #71 - Interview with Brandi Jackson
Today's podcast I had the opportunity to interview Brandi Jackson. She's a recruitment counselor for young ladies that want to play college golf. Man or Woman this is a podcast you need to listen to if you want to know about recruitment. Connect with Brandi Jackson Instagram  Golf Recruiting Advantage Instagram Facebook Connect with the Podcast Title Sponsor - Future Champions Golf Facebook Instagram Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening and don't forget to leave us a 5 star rating and review! 
1:11:22
February 22, 2019
Ep #70 - Interview with Seth Merz
Today I had the opportunity to interview my fellow Bulldog Seth Merz.  He's in charge of all things junior golf at Carmel CC. We talked a lot about the growth of our game and what we can do to help it continue to take off! If you enjoyed this episode please leave us a 5 star rating and write a review on your podcast app!  Connect with Seth Merz Instagram  Twitter  Facebook Connect with the Podcast Facebook Instagram  Twitter Thanks for listening!
1:07:47
February 15, 2019
Ep #69 - Interview with Peter Weisel
This episode of the podcast I interviewed Peter Weisel from Hunting Hills CC. He's a young aspiring Teaching Professional like myself. His passion for teaching is evident in this podcast and I hope you enjoy! If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe and leave us a 5 star rating and write a review. Connect with Peter Weisel Facebook Instagram Connect with the Podcast Facebook Instagram Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening!
57:09
February 8, 2019
Ep #68 - Interview with Rob Failes
Today's episode of the podcast I interview a great young coach by the name of Rob Failes. He works at Caramel CC under the supervision of Top 100 Jason Sutton. Robbie has a lot of great insights for being such a young professional and I look forward to watching him grow as a coach. If you like talking golf swing stuff this is a good episode for you! In the intro of this podcast I also do a quick recap of our Always Play On Mental Toughness Workshop with Rob Bell. We had such a great time with this event and Dr Bell and I can't wait to do it again! Connect with Rob Failes Instagram Facebook Connect with the Podcast Instagram Facebook Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening and if you enjoy the podcast please subscribe and leave a 5 star rating and a review! Thank you!
1:03:48
February 1, 2019
Ep #67 - Interview with Chris Ardolina
Today's episode I interview fellow Motivo Golf (promo code mattwalterpga) Ambassador Chris Ardolina. Chris teaches out of Wycliffe Golf and Country Club in Wellington, FL. We had a great chat discussing ideas and programs regarding junior golf. Hope you enjoy! If you do please subscribe, give us a 5 star rating and a review! Thanks! Connect with Chris Ardolina Instagram Facebook Connect wit the Podcast Instagram Facebook Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy
54:14
January 25, 2019
Ep #66 - Interview with Kate Tempesta, Birdie Basics
Today's podcast I talked with Kate Tempesta, the founder of Birdie Basics. Birdie Basics is a youth program that brings kids of a young age into learning the game of golf through story telling. Kate has a serious passion for working with young kids and she clearly has a great system laid out to reach and get hundreds of kids involved with golf. You don't want to miss this episode if you have a young junior golfer.  Connect with Kate Tempesta Facebook Instagram Connect with the Podcast Instagram Facebook Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening! Don't forget to leave us a 5 star rating or review! 
52:44
January 22, 2019
Ep #65 - Interview with Matt Cella
Today I interviewed Matt Cella from the Rob Houlding Performance Golf. They take on and development some of the most elite junior golfers. They have a great culture in their studio and we get to hear how they make juniors better at the game of golf! Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 star rating and write a review. Also, subscribe to the podcast so you can get the latest content! Connect with Matt Cella Instagram Facebook Twitter Connect with the Podcast Instagram Facebook Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening!
59:48
January 18, 2019
Ep #64 - Interview with Henry Stetina
Henry is the Program Coordinator for the New Mexico State University's PGA Golf Management. He is also the Director of Instruction for Red Hawk GC. Henry has done some great work growing the game of golf in his area. He has maximized the resources that are available to him and is growing the game to junior golfers who may not have had the opportunity.  Thanks for listening! If you have enjoyed this episode please go and leave a 5 star rating, leave a review and subscribe! Thanks! Connect with Henry Stetina Instagram Facebook Connect with the Podcast Instagram Facebook Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening!
50:41
January 15, 2019
Ep #63 - Interview with Ryan Dailey, Operation 36 Golf
Today's podcast I interviewed Ryan Dailey from Operation 36 Golf. This program has taken a "from the green to the tee" approach. Most people get intimated playing golf but with their program they have brought people to the sport and have increased their enjoyment with learning the game! Ryan has a serious passion for what he does and I think you will greatly enjoy this podcast. If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, leave a 5 star rating and leave a review for us! I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you! Connect with Operation 36 Golf  Instagram  Facebook Connect with the Podcast Facebook Instagram Matt Walter Golf Academy Thanks for listening!
54:03
January 11, 2019
Ep #62 - Interview with Kyle Morris, THE GOLF ROOM
Kyle Morris is the Director of Instruction for The Golf Room in Dublin, Ohio.  He has an amazing teaching center with a star studded group of instructors. We covered all aspects of instruction in this podcast. I think you will thoroughly enjoy the information Kyle brings to the table!  If you enjoy this podcast please help us by sharing with your friends. You can subscribe for the latest episodes and if you would leave a 5 star review! Thank you! Connect with Kyle Morris Instagram  THE GOLF ROOM Connect with the Podcast Instagram Facebook Twitter Matt Walter Golf Academy
35:58
January 7, 2019
Ep #61 - Interview with Chris Smeal, Future Champions Golf
Today's podcast I interviewed Chris Smeal for Future Champions Golf. Chris coaches world class junior golfers and runs a world class junior golf tour. Today's chat was really insightful and brought some great nuggets of information for you guys. I hope you enjoy our final podcast of 2018. I look forward to getting more episodes out in 2019! Stay tuned! Connect with Chris: Coaching Future Champions Golf Chris's Instagram Connect with the Podcast: Facebook Instagram  Twitter Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com www.mattwaltergolf.com As always if you enjoy our podcast please leave a review and a 5 star rating! Thank you!
56:53
December 26, 2018
Ep #60 - Interview with Southern States Junior Classics, Jason Nall
Today's podcast we interviewed the Executive Director of the Southern States Junior Classics. Jason took it upon himself to start a junior golf tour to help grow the game. He's a man of faith and is doing great things to help grow this sport. I hope you enjoy our conversation! Southern States Junior Classics To connect with the podcast Matt Walter Golf Academy Facebook Twitter Instagram Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com
45:27
December 21, 2018
Ep #59 - Kent Bulle Web.com TOUR Player
This episode of the podcast I had the chance to talk with Kent Bulle. Kent has been chasing it on the professional circuits and is currently on a medical leave for an injury so I took the opportunity to get him on the show. He talks to us what it's like out on the road and how he got to where he is. Kent's also played in a US Open and British Open, so I took the opportunity to pick his brain about playing in Major Championships! To connect with Kent: @kentbulle To connect with the Podcast: Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Instagram and Twitter: @mattwalterpga Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com Don't forget to sign up for the Mental Toughness Workshop on January 26th! Thanks for listening! Don't forget to leave a 5 star rating and review please!
1:04:55
December 17, 2018
Ep #58 - Interview with Colin Bykowski
Today's episode I chatted with another Canadian Golf Coach, Colin Bykowski. He works with a lot of junior golfers and sets up awesome programs for them to achieve high levels of success. He also has the opportunity to travel with his junior golfers as they play across the global. I hope you enjoy listening to our discussion as we have plenty of great insights to be shared in this episode! To find Colin: @colin.bykowski on social media www.colinbykowski.com To connect with the Podcast: Instagram and Twitter: @mattwalterpga Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com Please share this podcast and leave a 5 star review! It helps us greatly! Thanks for listening!
57:41
December 14, 2018
Ep #57 - Interview with Doug Lawrie
Today's podcast I got to interview an elite junior golf coach from Canada, Doug Lawrie. He's the Head Teaching Professional at Credit Valley Golf & Country Club. Doug's resume alone will tell you that this Pro knows how to coach! You can find Doug at focusgolfgroup.com; Instagram and Twitter @focusgolfgroup and Facebook at Doug Lawrie. I hope you enjoy this podcast as I had a great time chatting with him and we gave plenty of great nuggets of info for you to chew on! Also, if you have the chance. Please leave a 5 star review and subscribe on whatever podcast device you listen to this on! Thanks! Connect with the podcast: Instagram and Twitter: @mattwalterpga #juniorgolfblueprint Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com www.mattwaltergolf.com
1:11:46
November 28, 2018
Ep #56 - Interview with Michael Michaelides
Today's podcast I talked with Michael Michaelides. We talked college golf, golf instruction, his big break experience, and his long drives for charity. Michael is one of my favorite follows on Instagram (@mfmlides) and I would strongly recommend following him! I hope you enjoy our chat and be sure to subscribe and leave a 5 star review for the podcast! Thanks! Connect with the podcast Instagram & Twitter: @mattwalterpga Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
1:15:53
November 19, 2018
Ep #55 - Interview with Kris Hart, Next Gen Golf
Today's interview was with the CEO and Co-Founder of Next Gen Golf. This is a company who's initiative is to keep junior golfers playing this great game after high school. They are involved with College Club Golf and host over 130 tournaments across the country. They also have a program for high school golf and host a national High School Golf Tournament. They assist with recruitment as well as rankings for kids looking to play college golf. See the following links to learn more about their programs https://nextgengolf.org/ https://www.highschoolgolf.org/ Thanks for listening! Connect with the podcast! Twitter and Instagram: @mattwalterpga Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com
58:21
November 9, 2018
Ep #54 - Interview with Kynadie Adams
Today's interview was with Kynadie Adams. She is a freshman in high school who has already achieved more with her game than some ever will. Listen closely to this one folks as you will see a strong, mentally tough young lady who can flat out play this game. Enjoy! Connect with the Podcast Instagram & Twitter: @mattwalterpga Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com www.mattwaltergolf.com
44:45
October 30, 2018
Ep #53 - Interview with Dr Will Wu
In this episode of the Junior Golf Blueprint I dive into practice plans with Dr. Will Wu. He is becoming known for his ability to develop a practice plan based on players needs so that they can maximize their time. I really enjoyed this chat and some of his ideas he brought to light if you are a developing player and want to improve at a faster rate. Enjoy! Connect with the Podcast Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com Social Media: Instagram and Twitter: @mattwalterpga Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint www.mattwaltergolf.com
1:02:39
October 25, 2018
Ep#52 - Interview with Dr. Rob Bell
In this episode the Doc and I go into what it takes to have mental toughness. If you haven't read Doc's books I would strongly recommend checking out his website and flipping through some of these pages. Go to the following url: drrobbell.com and check out what he has to offer. I hope you enjoyed this podcast today as I enjoyed the conversation with Doc. He had a lot of great information that you can take to heart as you walk through this journey! Connect with the podcast Instagram & Twitter @mattwalterpga Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com Be sure to leave a review and let me know what you think! Thanks for listening!
54:23
October 19, 2018
Ep #51 - Winter Programs and Putting Stats
What are you going to do this winter to make yourself better. Have a listen to what my players are going to be doing this winter and take some ideas home with you! We also talked putting stats. What's the real likelihood you are going to make that putt? Thanks for listening be sure to subscribe and leave a review if you will please! Connect with the podcast: Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Twitter and & Insta: @mattwalterpga
23:01
October 12, 2018
Ep #50 - What are you doing to be the best??
In this episode I dove into a few articles I found online that I have shared on my social media pages. Now you get to hear my take on the articles! https://mentaltoughnessbooks.com/2018/09/the-trouble-with-youth-athletes-today/ https://www.golfdigest.com/story/what-was-a-practice-day-like-with-tiger-woods-at-his-peak-youll-get-tired-just-reading-about-it http://www.mytpi.com/articles/fitness/jordan_spieth_athlete_first#.W6Y1jfx7O44.facebook I would like to thank our new ad sponsor MotivoGolf.com. Motivo Golf designs and manufactures game improving training mats. They are lightweight and durable. I personally use them for teaching and for my own use into my net at home. **Be sure to enter promo code: mattwalterpga when you check out to receive $10 off your mat and upgraded shipping to 2 day shipping. Connect with the Podcast Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Instagram & Twitter: @mattwalterpga Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
28:39
September 26, 2018
Ep #49 - Interview with Maurice Allen
Maurice is the 2018 World Long Drive Champion. He hit a 393 yard drive on his final attempt to win the title. He's also a motivational speaker and heavily involved with youth programs off the golf course. He delivers an inspirational message during the podcast that will fire you up to achieve your goals. I hope you will enjoy this episode as much as I did. www.mauriceallen360.com To Connect with the Podcast: Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Twitter & Instagram: @mattwalterpga Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review! Thanks for listening!
1:05:55
September 9, 2018
Ep #48 - Interview with AJGA
Today's podcast I talked with the Southeast Regional Director of the AJGA. This organization is one of, if not, the most premier junior golf tours in the country. I would strongly recommend looking at playing in some of these events if you are looking to play college golf. Go visit their website at www.ajga.org or call 770-868-4200 for more information. Don't forget to leave a review and subscribe if you enjoy the podcast! Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Instagram & Twitter: @mattwalterpga Thanks for listening!
34:37
September 5, 2018
Ep #47 - Interview with Junior Golf Scoreboard
Today's episode I interviewed the founder of the Junior Golf Scoreboard Mac Thayer. He's lived the life of a junior golf parent and knows the journey of trying to have a child get a golf scholarship. He started the website www.juniorgolfscoreboard.com and has put up a wealth of knowledge. I would strongly recommend checking it out if you're serious about playing college golf! Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you're hearing I would greatly appreciate it! Connect with the Podcast Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Twitter & Instagram: @mattwalterpga Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
47:34
September 4, 2018
Ep #46 - Interview with Dave Heinen
Today's episode I interviewed one of the top junior golf coaches in the country. He's the owner and main instructor for Kaizen Golf Academy. He's been ranked as a Top 25 coach in the US for the last 2 years. Together we brought out some great nuggets for you! Enjoy! Connect with Dave Heinen www.kzngolf.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaizenGolf/ Email: kaizengolfacademy@gmail.com Connect with the podcast: Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Instagram & Twitter: @mattwalterpga Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com www.mattwaltergolf.com
42:27
August 30, 2018
Ep #45 - PGA Junior League Playoff Recap
Today's episode I recap the events from our post season play for PGA Junior League. It was a wild week while I balanced PGA Junior League All Stars and a week in Pinehurst for US Kids Worlds. We also had an incident with a rules violation during the State Championship that lead an interesting dilemma. Fortunately my kids came out stronger for it and we learned what really matters. That the game is more than just winning a golf tournament but to grow as an individual and gain friendships. Social Media Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Insta & Twitter: @mattwalterpga Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com www.mattwaltergolf.com Thanks for listening!
28:51
August 13, 2018
Ep #44 US Kids Worlds Day 4 - Final Round
This episode is the fourth and final episode of a 4 part series. I will release them as a series of episodes. If you haven't listened to Episode 41, 42, or 43 do so before listening to this podcast! It will be a journey through my trip to US Kids World Championship at Pinehurst No 8. I am on the bag with one of my 12 year old boys and we have a goal to finish inside the Top 20. It's going to be a fun week and I can't wait to share it with all of you! Connect with the Podcast: Social Media: Instagram: @mattwalterpga Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com www.mattwaltergolf.com
13:39
August 7, 2018
Ep #43 US Kids Worlds Day 3 - Round 2
This episode is the third of a 4 part series. I will release them as a series of episodes. If you haven't listened to Episode 41 or 42 do so before listening to this podcast! It will be a journey through my trip to US Kids World Championship at Pinehurst No 8. I am on the bag with one of my 12 year old boys and we have a goal to finish inside the Top 20. It's going to be a fun week and I can't wait to share it with all of you! Connect with the Podcast: Social Media: Instagram: @mattwalterpga Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com www.mattwaltergolf.com
11:34
August 7, 2018
Ep #42 - US Kids Worlds Day 2 - Round 1
This episode is the second of a 4 part series. I will release them as a series of episodes. If you haven't listened to Episode 41 do so because it goes into the practice round details. It will be a journey through my trip to US Kids World Championship at Pinehurst No 8. I am on the bag with one of my 12 year old boys and we have a goal to finish inside the Top 20. It's going to be a fun week and I can't wait to share it with all of you! Connect with the Podcast: Social Media: Instagram: @mattwalterpga Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com www.mattwaltergolf.com Thanks for listening!
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August 7, 2018
Ep #41 - US Kids Worlds Day 1 - Practice Round Prep
This episode along with 42, 43, & 44 will be released as a series of episodes. It will be a journey through my trip to US Kids World Championship at Pinehurst No 8. I am on the bag with one of my 12 year old boys and we have a goal to finish inside the Top 20. It's going to be a fun week and I can't wait to share it with all of you! Connect with the Podcast: Social Media: Instagram: @mattwalterpga Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com www.mattwaltergolf.com Thanks for listening!
14:40
August 7, 2018
Ep 40 - Are you doing everything you can to succeed?
This episode I talk about the importance of eating and drinking fluids properly during a round. Plus the effect it can have to the brain if you starve your brain during competition. I also mention the importance of following up with your kids the information you try and share with them. Are they hearing what you're saying or are they LISTENING! I wrap up with talking about goal setting be S.M.A.R.T. with your goals as you walk through this journey of junior golf. Ways to connect with the podcast: Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint Instagram and Twitter: @mattwalterpga Website: www.mattwaltergolf.com Thanks for listening!
21:43
July 12, 2018
Ep #39 - Interview with Dr Bhrett McCabe
In this podcast I had a good discussion with Dr Bhrett McCabe from The Mindside. Dr. McCabe brings some serious heat for the listeners like he was back on the mound pitching! We covered topics from his book "The Mindside Manifesto" - Teammate voice versus Opponent voice - Responsibility versus blame - Employing the switch under pressure Parent Panel Questions -Tips for parent caddies -How to foster a good relationship with your child while enjoying golf - How/When to assess your child's game with them - Managing expectations before a round and staying positive during the round Dr Bhrett McCabe www.themindside.com Exploring the Mindside with Bhrett McCabe ~ Podcast "The Mindside Manifesto" ~ Book Connect with Junior Golf Blueprint Twitter & Instagram: @mattwalterpga Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint email: mattwaltergolf.com
1:48:32
July 6, 2018
Ep #38 - Live playing lesson
Today's I took snippets from my playing lesson with one of my students. We had a lot of fun. Talked different strategy. This podcast might help add a couple of nuggets of course strategy to your arsenal! Want to say a big thanks to Talk Golf America for picking up the podcast going forward! http://thegolftalkamericanetwork.com/ Subscribe to the podcast and leave a review if you like what you're hearing! Follow me on social media: @mattwalterpga Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
15:09
June 28, 2018
Ep #37 - Expectations, Mental Energy Tank, & Confidence
This episode of the podcast I took a dive down the rabbit hole of mindsets on the golf course. I've had a lot of kids playing in events and have been teaching a lot of playing lessons so it's been interesting to see how things are shaping out this year. I first talked about setting expectations and how having them set to high or low can really affect the outcomes of your round. I discuss the Mental Energy Tank and how it drains as you go through your round or over the course of multiple rounds. I conclude with talking about confidence and how to shape it as you improve. Plus, I added a bonus nugget of what to think when nerves get the best of you! Thank you for listening! Please subscribe to the podcast and leave a review! Follow us on Social Media Instagram: @mattwalterpga Twitter: @mattwalterpga Facebook: Junior Golf Blueprint or Matt Walter Golf Email: mattwaltergolf@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
27:30
June 14, 2018
Ep #36 - Interview with James Hong
Today's podcast I had the chance to chat with James Hong. He is a golf coach at Harbor Links GC in Port Washington, NY. He does great things developing junior golfers and he was willing to share is insights! Enjoy! To connect with James: Phone: 516-767-4818 Email: jhong@palmergolf.com Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: @jameshonggolf To connect with the podcast Email: mwalter471@gmail.com Twitter: @mattwalterpga Instagram @mattwalterpga Facebook: Matt Walter Golf www.mattwaltergolf.com Thanks for listening! Don't forget to leave a review if you like it!
52:40
June 4, 2018
Ep #35 Interview with Michelle Holmes
Today's Podcast I had the opportunity to discuss Junior Golf with Michelle Holmes. She is a coach located in Chesapeake, VA. We had a great chat discussing how we work with junior golfers to make them better. We brought out some great nuggets for the parents and the kids! Hope you enjoy! Michelle Holmes Golf Instagram: @michelleholmesgolf Twitter: mholmesgolf Facebook: Michelle Holmes School of Golf If you want to connect with the podcast Email: mwalter471@gmail.com Twitter: @mattwalterpga Instagram: @mattwalterpga www.mattwaltergolf.com Thanks for listening!
38:34
May 29, 2018
Ep #34 Interview with Jeff Smith, PGA
Forewarning. I did have some tech issues in this episode but we will definitely be having him on again so don’t worry we’ll get it right! Today’s podcast I interviewed Jeff Smith from the Indianapolis area. He’s a fantastic coach also in the BioSwing Dynamics Group. He drop some great nuggets for both the kids and parents! If you are near Jeff and want to see what he’s all about you can find his contact info below Jeff Smith Cell: 8123444109 Email: jmspga@pga.com To reach out to the podcast Twitter: @mattwalterpga Instagram: @mattwalterpga Email: mwalter471@gmail.com
44:25
May 22, 2018
Ep #33 - Interview with U.S. Kids Golf Tour Director
Today's podcast I interviewed Greg Hubbard. He is the U.S. Kids Golf Local Tour Director. We talked about all the great things going on with the U.S. Kids Golf Tours. This is a great podcast for parents looking to get their children into the game and how to be a great caddie! We also talk World Championship in Pinehurst coming up this August. For more info on U.S. Kids Golf click the link below to learn more! http://uskidsgolf.com/tournaments Reach out: Email: mwalter471@gmail.com Twitter: @mattwalterpga Instagram: @mattwalterpga Thanks for listening!
34:50
May 17, 2018
Ep # 32 - Interview with Coleman Jones
Today's podcast I interviewed one of my own students Coleman Jones. He is the 2017 TN Junior Am Champion and heading to Belmont University this fall. Today we explored some insights into his journey and advice he has for other juniors. Enjoy! Reach out to me at Email: mwalter471@gmailcom Twitter: @mattwalterpga Instagram: @mattwalterpga Thanks!
29:58
May 16, 2018
Ep #31 - NCAA rules change & insights for the junior golfer
Today's podcast we talked about NCAA rules changes for recruit. Plus I give some insights for parents and junior golfers on how to develop them into adults. NCAA Rules Change - http://www.golfwrx.com/512560/the-effect-that-the-ncaas-new-recruiting-rules-will-have-on-college-golf/ WSJ Article - https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-secret-to-raising-a-golf-prodigy-isnt-what-you-think-it-is-1524832140 Kevin Cassese Lax Coach Video - https://youtu.be/Pq1-kudc1AU Quote - "You shouldn't want to be better than everybody else; you should want to be better than you ever thought you could be." ~ iliketoquote.com Get connected! Facebook: MW Golf Twitter: @mattwalterpga Instagram: @mattwalterpga Email: mwalter471@gmail.com
24:35
May 8, 2018
Ep #30 - Know the rules of your sport!
This episode we dive into some ugly truths about playing tournament golf. We need to make sure we know the rules to our sport and that we as the competitor know how to follow them to keep the field equitable. We added a little bit about pace of play as well. All of these nuggets are here to help grow the junior golfer. Not protect them from the rules but to help the grow so that they can learn from the rules. Sometimes it may sting and not be in your favor but it will surely make them become stronger for it!
20:03
May 2, 2018
Ep #29 - 12 reasons golfers don't reach their potential
Today I read from an article from GolfWRX http://www.golfwrx.com/487206/12-reasons-serious-golfers-dont-realize-their-potential/ It hit on some great points as to why we as golfers sometimes do excel at this game! 1. No plan to achieve goals 2. Not focused on the object of the game 3. Not enough pressure in practice 4. Too much full swing practice 5. Obsession with the look of the swing 6. No structure with driver 7. Expectation to be perfect everyday 8. To robotic with putting 9. No reflection and assessments 10. Getting in their own way 11. Focusing on negative before positive 12. Blame game If you want to hear more or learn more follow me @mattwalterpga on Twitter and Instagram! www.mattwaltergolf.com
19:45
April 26, 2018
Ep #28 - Playing in wind and consistency in short game shots
Today we talked about windy conditions. How to play the shots with different wind directions. We also talked short game. How to take out inconsistent variables. YOU!
17:21
April 21, 2018
Ep #27 Interview with Super Speed Golf
This episode I talked with Super Speed Golf's Kyle Shay and Mike Napoleon. They are the two gentlemen behind this game changing speed system. They have a fantastic product that has helped many of my players gain speeds from 5-10 mph in their driver swings. If you're interested in learning more about their product visit them at the following: Website: https://superspeedgolf.com/ Instagram: @superspeedgolf Twitter: @superspeedgolf Facebook: Super Speed Golf Training System I hope you enjoyed this awesome episode and can put some speed into your game!
41:49
April 16, 2018
Ep #26 - Interview with College Coach about NCAA Rules
Today's episode I chatted with a D1 Women's Golf Coach about NCAA Rules and what to expect when going through recruitment. We talked about transitioning to college golf, and what kind of schedule to expect when you get there. We also talked about what she looks for when recruiting players. Hope you enjoy!
32:09
April 13, 2018
Ep #25 - Creating an effective game plan
Intro Creating a monthly plan for practice and improving How to create an effective game plan for practice Expectations when making a swing change. What to expect how to go through it. Wrap Up. Quote from the definition for insanity. Friday's podcast will have NCAA Rules and what you need to know!
17:59
April 11, 2018
Ep #24 - Creating a competitive mindset
Intro Time required to achieve your goals. How much effort does it really take to get to where you are to where you want to be. Focus and channeling your intent while practicing. Creating a competitive mindset. Dr Bhrett McCabe. Dr Rob Bell. Settting benchmarks to be better than who your were 5 seconds ago. Setting process goals to get you to the end results. Quote "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships." Michael Jordan Coach Lissa Bradford on Tuesday morning talking about NCAA Rules so submit your questions now!
22:12
April 6, 2018
Ep #23 - Prepping for your MAJOR
Intro. How to prepare for a MAJOR. How to approach practice rounds. Mapping a golf course. What to look for when laying the course out. Prepping and practicing for the conditions for play. Finding similar grass to practice. Preparing your body for the conditions. How to schedule your tournaments for MAJORS. Quote and wrap up. Putting your plan aside to accept the changes that are laid out before you.
18:54
April 3, 2018
Ep #22 - Short Game "games"
Intro. Short game practice tips. Play against opponent using 2 balls each. Ball closest to the hole gets +2 and ball furthest from the hole gets -2. Whoever has the most points at the end wins. Also, try taking all your wedges to the green. Try hitting one shot with each wedge to target and then change location and restart. Putting tip. Play a game called bank. 3 different length putts. 4 footer is worth 1pt, 10 footer worth 2pt, and 20-30 footer is worth 5pt. Get a group of friends to play. Each time someone makes a putt that hole increases in value by that many points. First person to miss gets all the points in that hole and first to 21pts loses. Tips for parents. Don't focus on all the negative that's easy to find in golf. Let your child decide when they want to talk about it. Praise them more for the good things in the round and guide them to practice the things that will make them better. Quote about a child's success is not a product or parenting but their attitude is!
20:38
March 28, 2018
Ep#21 - Playing versus practicing
Intro. Mindset of driving range versus golf course. How to find a playing swing thought. Persevering through tough shots and holes. How the brain needs a calm and relaxed state to be athletic. How to take the range to the course. Wrap up. Quote from Bobby Jones of the toughest course is between the ears.
20:30
March 23, 2018
Ep #20 - Junior Golf Programs and match play mentalities
Intro. We talked match play and how the mentality changes. How to play some mind games with opponents. How it can teach you to be aggressive. What elements you can add to your stroke play game. We talked about how to have a good player caddy relationship. When to ask your caddy for advice. When to offer advice as a caddy. Junior Golf Programs offered by Matt this summer season. The benefits and what it entails. Why he changed from his old method of one off lessons. Wrap up and quote. "There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs."
19:37
March 21, 2018
Ep #19 - Interview with Insta Sensation Zac Radford
Interview with Zac Radford. Late start into golf. Didn’t play college golf. Went from a 10 handicap to a +6 in the course of a year and what he did to get there. Mentality of playing professional golf and being in contention. Teaching juniors. Growing a social media following. Trick shots. Having a creative mindset. Wrap up.
33:08
March 16, 2018
Ep #18 - Be meticulous
Intro. Be meticulous about little things. How a small grip change added 7 mph of clubhead speed. Practicing without a golf ball. How not enough people the little things or practice without a golf ball. The benefit of paying attention to details. Ball position and how it affects ball flight. Quote”while it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary.” Wrap Up
17:41
March 14, 2018
Ep #17 - Playing in tough conditions and mindsets
Intro. US Kids Recap. Playing in tough conditions. Golf School recap. Ability to learn. Mindset when taking lessons. Wrap up. Quote.
17:32
March 12, 2018
Ep #16 - Interview with Junior Golfer Peyton Ogle
We talked about his junior golf journey. Some key things that he does to win. His favorite ways to practice and prepare for events. Highlights of his junior golf career. Giving back to the game at a young age.
31:00
March 9, 2018
Ep #15 - Interview with Mini Tour Player Payne Denman
Interview in with Payne Denman. 2 Time HS State Champion. Former MTSU Golf Team Member. Mini-Tour Player. Advice playing state champions. Multi sport athlete. Transferring from Univ of FL to MTSU. Time management. Routines through high school and preparing for college. Getting your name out there to coaches. College considerations. Quote. Highlights from TOUR Golf.
40:53
March 7, 2018
Ep #14 - Comfortable while being uncomfortable
PGA Meeting and getting comfortable while being uncomfortable. Things I saw during the junior tours this weekend. Pace of play tips. Growth mindset versus Fixed mindset from Ted Radio Hour Podcast. Things to say and not to say before a tournament. Quote about letting your vision pull you towards your goal not being forced to do so.
29:30
March 5, 2018
Ep #13 - What to learn from playing with better players
When to advance up in Junior Tournaments. Learn from others. Playing with better players. Wrap up quote
18:45
March 2, 2018
Ep #12 - Getting work done in the off season
Winter training. Ways to regain short game feel. Mental training. Positional training. Quote about change.
25:32
February 28, 2018
Ep #11 - Handling adversity
Intro, Handling adversity in golf, Stories of losing control, learn to let go of things you can’t control, wrap up, quote “if you can’t change your circumstance, change your perspective”
19:58
February 26, 2018
Ep #10 - BioSwing Dynamics and Force Plate Tech
Intro. Force Plates. BioSwing Dynamics • BiowSwing Intro • BiowSwing and Juniors. Injury prevention and skill acquisition. Intro to Force Plates • Force Plate and pivot types • Why guess when you can measure • Wrap up
24:58
February 23, 2018
Ep #9 - Keeping stats and course management
Intro • Keeping stats from your round • DECADE course management and understanding stats • Junior golf growth and initiatives • US Kids and junior golf opportunities • Push cart versus carry • Wrap up
27:10
February 21, 2018
Ep #8 - "You wanna talk about practice?!"
Intro • Exaggerations in practice. Commitment • Rewarding practice. Setting up a competitive practice. • Block versus Variable practice • Wrap up. Quote. Level of training.
20:05
February 19, 2018
Ep #7 - Interview with Junior Golfer Nicklaus Sutton
Interview with Nicklaus Sutton
28:40
February 16, 2018
Ep #6 - Interview with Ashley Campbell on junior development
Intro • Speed and flexibility in growth spurts • Learning about the body and how muscles work with joints • Building balance and strength as a junior golf • Slow Twitch vs Fast Twitch • Wrap Up Ashley Campbell
23:30
February 13, 2018
Ep #5 - Pitfalls of specialization & when to start lessons
Intro to Ep 5 • Starting with instruction, nurturing desire to play • Understanding the junior golfer’s struggle growing up • Pitfalls of early specialization • Wrap up. Mind over body quote
21:57
February 12, 2018
Ep #4 - Setting goals and dealing with expectations
Intro • Dealing with Expectations • Setting goals with expectations in mind • Home work on expectations • Wrap up; Bruce Lee Quote
17:45
February 10, 2018
Ep #3 - Early stages of college recruitment and eligibility
Intro to recruitment • Recruitment Calendar • National Letter of Intent and eligibility center • Playing Resumes • Wrap up; F.E.A.R. Quote
17:43
February 7, 2018
Ep #2 - PGA Junior League and Tournament Golf
Intro • PGA Junior League and Learning • Tournaments, Playing, Practice • Before you start recruitment • Wrap Up Inspirational Quote
18:18
February 5, 2018
Ep #1 - How to get started & Junior Clubfitting
Introduction #1 • Junior Clubfitting • Getting started • Dominate levels • #1 Wrap up
20:24
February 3, 2018
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