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A deeper look into golf improvement. Adam Young and Jon Sherman provide real, actionable game-improvement advice for golfers of all levels. If you want to take your game to the next level, this is the podcast for you.

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United States

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A deeper look into golf improvement. Adam Young and Jon Sherman provide real, actionable game-improvement advice for golfers of all levels. If you want to take your game to the next level, this is the podcast for you.

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English


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Fighting the War on Double Bogeys (and other stats) w/ Mike Hutchinson

7/15/2024
Mike Hutchinson from Arccos Golf joins us with extensive research from their massive database of golf shots. Our main topic is uncovering what causes double bogeys the most and how they translate to scoring potential across handicap levels—we think you'll be surprised by the results! Other topics we cover include: How much does play frequency affect handicaps? How to choose between long irons and fairway woods/hybrids based on data and ball-striking tendencies What are the most important stats to keep track of? Which parts of the game separate higher handicaps and "average" players How big of a penalty is being short-sided? Thank you to our show sponsors The Scoring Method, Hackmotion, and LinkedIn Jobs: Are you struggling to break 85 when you play? It breaks down the game into two simple steps that anyone can follow. It’s more than just looking at your stats in hindsight; it's giving you foresight on how to play the next shot in front of you. Users receive a unique scorecard that helps them improve from day one. Created by golf coach Will Robbins, the system provides support through live coaching calls that guide users through every step of the process. Additionally, you can access all the lessons and resources online according to your schedule. You can get $50 off by using promo code SWEETSPOT at checkout. You can learn more about The Scoring Method by visiting their website here. • The wrists control the clubface, so measuring their actions makes sense. Hackmotion is a cutting-edge wrist sensor that tells you precisely what your wrists are doing in the golf swing with an app. It can show whether you are too open or closed and methods to mitigate the issue. They have just released a significant upgrade in their sensor, and it's more accurate than ever. So, if you would like to stop the guesswork while you practice, check out an exclusive offer on their newest release here. • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:36:14

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50K Swings to Be Great, Transferring Practice to the Course & Spending Mental Budget

7/8/2024
We discuss a few topics in this episode, including how many swings you need to reach a higher level. Why do golfers struggle to transfer their practice performance to the course? And the concept of a "mental budget." Thank you to our show sponsors Shot Pattern, Rhoback, an LinkedIn Jobs: Do you want to take your strategy to the next level this year? Check out Shot Pattern, an app that allows you to preview any golf course you are playing while overlaying your typical dispersion data on tee shots and approach shots. Additionally, you can get strokes gained analysis to help you decide the best target. It also integrates with popular launch monitors, so you can easily create customized plans based on your data. Check out Shot Pattern on the Apple App Store for a free trial, and use code SWEETSPOT to get 20% off their yearly subscription. • If you want insanely comfortable, stylish golf/athletic gear that can be worn on and off the course, look no further than Rhoback. Their polos, hoodies, and quarter-zips are silky smooth! Use code SWEET for 20% off your purchase at https://rhoback.com/ • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:57

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Improving Your Mindset & How Small Changes Can Have Big Impacts

7/1/2024
In this episode, we discuss two main topics: how much your mindset can influence your golf game and how seemingly minor changes can affect your ball striking and scoring potential. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:10

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PGA Tour Winner Mike Kim Talks Practice games, Secret fines, and Funny Stories from the Tour

6/17/2024
PGA Tour winner Mike Kim joins the show again to update us on his season. We discuss a new putting practice game he's been using, funny stories from the tour, how he handles tough moments, and plenty of other topics! Thank you to our show sponsors Rhoback and LinkedIn Talent Solutions: If you want insanely comfortable, stylish golf/athletic gear that can be worn on and off the course, look no further than Rhoback. Their polos, hoodies, and quarter-zips are silky smooth! Use code SWEET for 20% off your purchase at https://rhoback.com/ • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:55

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How to Overcome Negative Thinking w/ Jared Tendler

6/10/2024
Mental performance coach Jared Tendler joins us to discuss a wide range of topics including overcoming negative thoughts, embarrassment, dealing with distractions on the course, and much more! If you want to learn more about Jared's online community he is creating you can visit this link. Thank you to our show sponsor LinkedIn Talent Solutions: LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:42:41

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New Trackman Numbers, Scheffler's Footwork, Taking Divots & More

6/3/2024
In this episode, we tackle many different topics, including Trackman's new tour average data and plenty of listener questions. Thank you to our show sponsors Rhoback and LinkedIn Talent Solutions: If you want insanely comfortable, stylish golf/athletic gear that can be worn on and off the course, look no further than Rhoback. Their polos, hoodies, and quarter-zips are silky smooth! Use code SWEET for 20% off your purchase at https://rhoback.com/ • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:25:31

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How to Become a Better Putter w/ Preston Combs

5/20/2024
Putting expert Preston Combs joins the show to discuss his different methods for helping golfers perform better on the greens. We discuss face control, speed control, and improving green reading. To see some of the videos we discussed, visit Preston's website here and his Instagram account. Thank you to our show sponsors Rhoback, Tangent, and LinkedIn Talent Solutions: If you want insanely comfortable, stylish golf/athletic gear that can be worn on and off the course, look no further than Rhoback. Their polos, hoodies, and quarter-zips are silky smooth! Use code SWEET for 20% off your purchase at https://rhoback.com/ • Tangent is an intuitive AI Caddie app Adam Young is involved with. It is a powerful all-in-one app that recommends club and target locations based on the math behind strokes gained and your personal shot patterns. Tangent features sensorless shot-tracking that can be used with your Apple watch or phone without tags. Additionally, you'll receive a post-round analysis to see where you can improve and recommend a specific course of action in your practice sessions. If you like measurable data, you'll love this app. To download Tangent and try it out for free, visit their website here, or check out the Apple App Store. If you like it and want to upgrade to their paid subscription, use promo code SWEET30 for 30% off. • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:51:02

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How to Structure Your Improvement

5/13/2024
In this episode, Adam and Jon go over a detailed plan for improving your golf game. If you want to learn more about Adam's 8 Week Course, visit this link: https://www.adamyounggolf.com/8-week-course/ Thank you to our show sponsors Tangent, Maui Nui Venison, and LinkedIn Talent Solutions: Tangent is an intuitive AI Caddie app Adam Young is involved with. It is a powerful all-in-one app that recommends club and target locations based on the math behind strokes gained and your personal shot patterns. Tangent features sensorless shot-tracking that can be used with your Apple watch or phone without tags. Additionally, you'll receive a post-round analysis to see where you can improve and recommend a specific course of action in your practice sessions. If you like measurable data, you'll love this app. To download Tangent and try it out for free, visit their website here, or check out the Apple App Store. If you like it and want to upgrade to their paid subscription, use promo code SWEET30 for 30% off. • Maui Nui Venison is delicious, sustainably sourced, nutrient-dense, and low in saturated fat. It is the only stress-free, 100% wild-harvested red meat on the market. We absolutely love their Venison Jerky sticks and cooking with all their different cuts of meat. They have very limited monthly memberships available, and if you want to try them out visit https://mauinuivenison.com/golf or use promo code GOLF for 20% off your first order. • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:06

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How to Add Swing Speed the Right Way w/ Alex Ehlert

5/6/2024
Alex Ehlert is a sports scientist who has done extensive research into how golfers can increase their swing speed. We discuss the pros and cons of various methods, such as technical changes, speed stick training, weight lifting, and more! Thank you to our show sponsors Rhoback, Tangent, Maui Nui Venison, and LinkedIn Talent Solutions: If you want insanely comfortable, stylish golf/athletic gear that can be worn on and off the course, look no further than Rhoback. Their polos, hoodies, and quarter-zips are silky smooth! Use code SWEET for 20% off your purchase at https://rhoback.com/ • Tangent is an intuitive AI Caddie app Adam Young is involved with. It is a powerful all-in-one app that recommends club and target locations based on the math behind strokes gained and your personal shot patterns. Tangent features sensorless shot-tracking that can be used with your Apple watch or phone without tags. Additionally, you'll receive a post-round analysis to see where you can improve and recommend a specific course of action in your practice sessions. If you like measurable data, you'll love this app. To download Tangent and try it out for free, visit their website here, or check out the Apple App Store. If you like it and want to upgrade to their paid subscription, use promo code SWEET30 for 30% off. • Maui Nui Venison is delicious, sustainably sourced, nutrient-dense, and low in saturated fat. It is the only stress-free, 100% wild-harvested red meat on the market. We absolutely love their Venison Jerky sticks and cooking with all their different cuts of meat. They have very limited monthly memberships available, and if you want to try them out visit https://mauinuivenison.com/golf or use promo code GOLF for 20% off your first order. • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:21:06

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Mailbag Episode - Listener Questions

4/22/2024
In this episode, Jon and Adam answer a variety of listeners' questions on various topics. Thank you to our show sponsors Shot Scope, Rhoback, Maui Nui Venison, and LinkedIn Talent Solutions: Shot Scope just announced their new V5 GPS watch and performance tracking system. There are tons of upgrades, like full-color maps of each hole, GPS distances to hazards, layup points, and doglegs, and dynamic yardages to the front, middle, and back of greens. You'll also get 16 of their second-generation shot-tracking tags, which gives you access to 100+ statistics on their online portal, like the strokes-gained analysis. Best of all, there are no ongoing fees! Receive $70 off by visiting this link or by using the code SWEETSPOT on their website: https://shotscope.com/ • If you want insanely comfortable, stylish golf/athletic gear that can be worn on and off the course, look no further than Rhoback. Their polos, hoodies, and quarter-zips are silky smooth! Use code SWEET for 20% off your purchase at https://rhoback.com/ • Maui Nui Venison is delicious, sustainably sourced, nutrient-dense, and low in saturated fat. It is the only stress-free, 100% wild-harvested red meat on the market. We absolutely love their Venison Jerky sticks and cooking with all their different cuts of meat. They have very limited monthly memberships available, and if you want to try them out visit https://mauinuivenison.com/golf or use promo code GOLF for 20% off your first order. • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:18:27

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Joe Mayo Discusses Getting Steep With Your Wedges

4/15/2024
Joe Mayo has received a lot of attention over the past year for his work with Viktor Hovland and his wedge game. He joins the show to discuss his belief that being steep with wedges is a viable option for players of all levels and has benefits compared to having a more shallow angle of attack. This has been a very hot topic in the instructional world lately, and we guarantee this will be a highly entertaining, informative discussion to listen to!!! Thank you to our show sponsors Shot Scope, Maui Nui Venison, and LinkedIn Talent Solutions: Shot Scope just announced their new V5 GPS watch and performance tracking system. There are tons of upgrades, like full-color maps of each hole, GPS distances to hazards, layup points, and doglegs, and dynamic yardages to the front, middle, and back of greens. You'll also get 16 of their second-generation shot-tracking tags, which gives you access to 100+ statistics on their online portal, like the strokes-gained analysis. Best of all, there are no ongoing fees! Receive $70 off by visiting this link or by using the code SWEETSPOT on their website: https://shotscope.com/ • Maui Nui Venison is delicious, sustainably sourced, nutrient-dense, and low in saturated fat. It is the only stress-free, 100% wild-harvested red meat on the market. We absolutely love their Venison Jerky sticks and cooking with all their different cuts of meat. They have very limited monthly memberships available, and if you want to try them out visit https://mauinuivenison.com/golf or use promo code GOLF for 20% off your first order. • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:43:08

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The Latest Upgrades in Equipment Technology w/ Woody Lashen

4/8/2024
We're excited to continue our equipment education series with one of the top clubfitters in the industry - Woody Lashen from Pete's Golf (www.petesgolf.com). In this episode, Woody shares everything new he has seen in the clubfitting world from the newest product releases. Thank you to our show sponsors Shot Scope, Rhoback, Maui Nui Venison, and LinkedIn Talent Solutions: Shot Scope just announced their new V5 GPS watch and performance tracking system. There are tons of upgrades, like full-color maps of each hole, GPS distances to hazards, layup points, and doglegs, and dynamic yardages to the front, middle, and back of greens. You'll also get 16 of their second-generation shot-tracking tags, which gives you access to 100+ statistics on their online portal, like the strokes-gained analysis. Best of all, there are no ongoing fees! Receive $70 off by visiting this link or by using the code SWEETSPOT on their website: https://shotscope.com/ • If you want insanely comfortable, stylish golf/athletic gear that can be worn on and off the course, look no further than Rhoback. Their polos, hoodies, and quarter-zips are silky smooth! Use code SWEET for 20% off your purchase at https://rhoback.com/ • Maui Nui Venison is delicious, sustainably sourced, nutrient-dense, and low in saturated fat. It is the only stress-free, 100% wild-harvested red meat on the market. We absolutely love their Venison Jerky sticks and cooking with all their different cuts of meat. They have very limited monthly memberships available, and if you want to try them out visit https://mauinuivenison.com/golf or use promo code GOLF for 20% off your first order. • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:29:15

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The Foundations of Winning Golf and Listener Q&As

3/25/2024
A quick discussion of Jon's new book, The Foundations of Winning Golf (available on Amazon), as well as taking listener questions. Thank you to our show sponsor LinkedIn Talent Solutions! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:48

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How Self-Hypnosis Can Improve Your Performance w/ Dr. David Spiegel

3/18/2024
Stanford psychiatrist Dr. David Spiegel is one of the most published and respected experts in the field of hypnosis. In this episode, he clears up myths surrounding self-hypnosis and shares tactics on how golfers can use it to their advantage to increase their focus and calm nerves on the course. If you are interested in trying out his app, Reveri, you can use this link to get two weeks free. Thank you to our show sponsor LinkedIn Talent Solutions! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:30

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How to Approach Early-Season Play

3/11/2024
For those of you who have an extended off-season, we created an episode to give you some best practices for getting back up to speed after a long layoff. Thank you to our show sponsors, Rhoback, Shot Pattern, and LinkedIn Talent Solutions! If you want insanely comfortable, stylish golf/athletic gear that can be worn on and off the course, look no further than Rhoback. Their polos, hoodies, and quarter-zips are silky smooth! Use code SWEET for 20% off your purchase at https://rhoback.com/ • Do you want to take your strategy to the next level this year? Check out Shot Pattern, an app that allows you to preview any golf course you are playing while overlaying your typical dispersion data on tee shots and approach shots. Additionally, you can get strokes gained analysis to help you decide the best target. It also integrates with popular launch monitors, so you can easily create customized plans based on your data. Check out Shot Pattern on the Apple App Store for a free trial, and use code SWEETSPOT30 to get 25% off their yearly subscription. • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:19:42

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Lessons Learned from Chasing Scratch's Mike & Eli

3/4/2024
Mike and Eli from the hugely popular podcast join us to check in on their games. What have they figured out on their quest to achieve a scratch handicap? You are going to learn a lot from this one! Thank you to our show sponsors, CORE Golf and LinkedIn Talent Solutions! If you are looking to sharpen up your practice, check out CORE Golf. It's filled with a ton of fun and engaging games that you can customize based on which part of your game needs the most work. You get detailed videos explaining how to perform each drill properly. Additionally, there are loads of great features that grade your performance, keep track of your discipline, and hold you accountable. If you want to try it out, you can download it here from the Apple Store - there is a free trial. You can also use promo code SWEETSPOT for 15% off a yearly subscription. • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:26:15

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Everything You Need to Know About Angle of Attack

2/19/2024
Many golfers don't fully understand the concept of angle of attack. In this episode, we took a very deep dive to give you a well-rounded understanding of how it relates to every club in your bag! Thank you to our show sponsor LinkedIn Talent Solutions! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:47:00

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Stories From a Well-Lived Life in Golf w/ Mark Immelman

2/12/2024
Mark Immelman holds a lot of titles - CBS broadcaster, golf coach, and podcaster. He joins us to discuss his unique journey through golf, his philosophy on game improvement, and stories from being involved in the pro game. Be sure to check out his podcast, On The Mark! Thank you to our show sponsors LMNT and LinkedIn Talent Solutions! LMNT helps anyone stay hydrated—without the sugar and other dodgy ingredients found in popular electrolyte and sports drinks. Check out their new Chocolate flavors that are meant to be enjoyed hot for the colder season. To try LMNT risk-free and get a free gift visit drinkLMNT.com/sweetspot • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:27:22

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10 Ways to Improve Your Golf Game in 2024 - Part 2

1/30/2024
In this two-part series, Jon and Adam share 10 ideas you can use to improve your golf game in 2024. Thank you to our show sponsors LMNT and LinkedIn Talent Solutions! LMNT helps anyone stay hydrated—without the sugar and other dodgy ingredients found in popular electrolyte and sports drinks. Check out their new Chocolate flavors that are meant to be enjoyed hot for the colder season. To try LMNT risk-free and get a free gift visit drinkLMNT.com/sweetspot • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:36:55

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10 Ways to Improve Your Golf Game in 2024 - Part 1

1/15/2024
In this two-part series, Jon and Adam share 10 ideas you can use to improve your golf game in 2024. Thank you to our show sponsors LMNT and LinkedIn Talent Solutions! LMNT helps anyone stay hydrated—without the sugar and other dodgy ingredients found in popular electrolyte and sports drinks. Check out their new Chocolate flavors that are meant to be enjoyed hot for the colder season. To try LMNT risk-free and get a free gift visit drinkLMNT.com/sweetspot • LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to faster. Post your job for free at https://linkedin.com/sweetspot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:26:56