Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Podcasts
Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy airs every Saturday from 8:05am to 10:00am PST California time in San Luis Obispo, California on ESPN 1280am and on ESPN 1230am in Bakersfield/Kern County. Listen to GTR LIVE over the internet from any where in the world at www.espnradio1280.com. Visit www.golftalkradio.com for more show info!

Kent Brown is a golf professional whose career and interest in the game spans more than fifty years.  His first coach and teacher was his father, who cut down a wooden-shafted five iron, for Kent, when he was only six.  His love and passion for the game came almost immediately.  Today he is often kidded by his friends as being one-dimensional.  It is however, his total commitment to his sport, and his life-long desire to improve, and help others to improve, that has set him apart as one of the top teachers in the country.  Even though Kent spends most of his time at junior golf tournaments, and teaching juniors, and adults alike; he has never stopped being a student of the game himself.  Kent feels privileged to have had opportunities for personal interaction with many industry leaders, top instructors, and PGA Tour professionals—most notably, Ben Hogan.  He currently serves on the Southern California PGA Advisory Committee.

Kent played on his high school golf team before playing on scholarship at Cal State Long Beach, where he was  team captain and number-one player in his junior and senior years. After instructing golf in the US Army, Kent turned professional, and joined the mini-tour ranks.  He played competitive tournament golf for almost three years before accepting a position with the Ben Hogan Company in Ft Worth, Texas. It was there at the Ben Hogan Company, Kent continued his learning from the master. During his fifteen years with the Hogan Company, Kent became acquainted with tour player, and prominent golf instructor, Mac Ogrady.  It was under Mac’s watchful eye that Kent developed as a professional’s professional.  It was two years later, when long time friend, Dr. Tim Somerville, and Kent founded the now, world famous, Professional Golfers Career College, with campuses in Temecula, California, Orlando, Florida, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  He served as Executive Director of the college for fifteen years, where he also taught Psychology of Golf, gave his students individual golf lessons, and taught them how to teach the game to others.

After selling his interest in PGCC in 2005, Kent accepted a position with the International Junior Golf Tour as the West Coast Director.  In this role, he continues to teach and motivate the next generation of young players. 

 
IJGT Quick FactsMission Statement: The mission of the International Junior Golf Tour is to provide exceptional junior golfers with the opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills while setting high standards to preserve the traditions and integrity of the game.First National Tournament Conducted: 1995National Headquarters: The IJGT National Headquarters is located on Hilton Head Island, South CarolinaTour Success: A few of the touring professionals that have competed on the IJGT Tour include; ·         Hunter Mahan, ·         Paula Creamer, ·         Morgan Pressel, ·         Rickie FowlerAmateur Success: 2009 Walker Cup Team, Morgan Hoffmann and Rickie FowlerMailing List: 5,408 plus an additional 1,600 from the Mexican Junior Golf FederationRegistered College Coaches: 300Staff: 7 full-time, 6 internsDemographic: Junior golfers range in age from 10 to 19 years old       44 states and 32 countriesJunior Membership: Approximately 2,000 members annually (89% male / 11% female)Average No. of events played per member: 4.5Season: September – May, International events in June and July       Summer 2010: 10 events currently being planned in AsiaNumber of Tournaments: 62 open / 5 InvitationalAverage Field Size: 84 players2009/2010 Course Highlights: TPC Sawgrass, Harbour Town, Kiawah Island, Greenbrier Resort

Avila Beach Golf Resort - www.avilabeachresort.com
Blacklake Golf Resort -
www.blacklake.com
Inn at Avila Beach - www.avilabeachca.com
Avila LaFonda Hotel - www.avilalafondahotel.com
Golfland Warehouse - www.golflandwarehouse.com
Slickstix - www.slickstix.com

For more information on Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy visit www.golftalkradio.com and visit www.centralcoasttoday.com for Golf Talk TV with Mike & Billy. 

Direct download: 112809_HR_2_Trivia_K._Brown_IJG_1.mp3
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Mike's Course - Mike & Billy discuss Tiger Woods car accident and ask the question; why don't golf carts and school buses have seat belts?

Joey Hidock
, Director of Instruction, PGA Class A Professional and currently ranked one of the Top 20 Instructors in the state of Florida by Golf Digest. Joey was hands-on during the research and development of the MG system including the actual filming and mapping of Tour players to develop ‘the Model’. His passion for instruction is unwavering and his operation of the MG system is flawless. He is frequently a guest speaker for PGA of America and LPGA T&CP events around the country. Joey heads up ‘Putting on Smiles’, a local charitable organization that assists critically ill children at the Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando.

At ModelGolf, we can't promise a perfect golf swing, or a golf swing exactly like Tiger's – no one can. What we can promise is the most effective video analysis system for improving golf swings. Our system reveals common golf swing characteristics of over 140 golf pros that every golfer can model to improve their golf game.
www.modelgolf.com

Avila Beach Golf Resort - www.avilabeachresort.com
Blacklake Golf Resort -
www.blacklake.com
Inn at Avila Beach - www.avilabeachca.com
Avila LaFonda Hotel - www.avilalafondahotel.com
Golfland Warehouse - www.golflandwarehouse.com
Slickstix - www.slickstix.com

For more information on Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy visit www.golftalkradio.com and visit www.centralcoasttoday.com for Golf Talk TV with Mike & Billy. 
Direct download: 112809_HR_1_Tiger_Acc_Model_Gol_1.mp3
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Ladies Links Fore Golf was founded in 2006, the dream of ten dynamic women, who have dedicated their professional careers to empowering others. Our team is composed of three of the LPGA’s top teaching professionals, including Class A Professional Lynn Stellman; Debbie O’Connell, 2007 winner of the LPGA’s Nancy Lopez Achievement Award; Sue Powers, Class A Professional ; and Teresa Zamboni, 2007 winner of the LPGA’s National Teacher of the Year Award. Other team members include: Dr. Kendra Brown, psychologist; Tracy Reeves, certified personal trainer; Lisa Freeman, a marketing communications and public relations consultant; Denise Houston, Director of Web Systems and Services; and Cathy Brennan, Director of Member Relations.

The mission of Ladies Links Fore Golf is to create a coast- to-coast women’s golfing community where women can link up to learn, practice, compete and share in the many facets in the game of golf. Our web site, http://www.ll4g.com/ utilizes online outreach, instruction and support services to empower women golfers to achieve their personal best both on and off the course.

LL4G.com members have access to learning seminars and online tutorials, tournaments and travel, top branded golf merchandise at great prices and opportunities to play on some of the greatest greens in the country.

We hope you will join us in our vision, and come along on our journey as we build ladieslinksforegolf.com into the nation’s largest, most comprehensive online golfing community for women amateurs.

We’ll see you on the fairway.

http://www.ll4g.com

Mike & Billy play GTR "Fore Play" golf trivia and the winner receives a golf package valued at over $500 - a night stay at the Avila La Fonda Hotel in beautiful Avila Beach, California, rounds of golf at the Avila Beach or Blacklake Golf Resorts and a golf clinic gift certificate for two to attend a Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy!

Avila Beach Golf Resort - www.avilabeachresort.com
Blacklake Golf Resort -
www.blacklake.com
Inn at Avila Beach - www.avilabeachca.com
Avila LaFonda Hotel - www.avilalafondahotel.com
Golfland Warehouse - www.golflandwarehouse.com
Slickstix - www.slickstix.com

For more information on Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy visit www.golftalkradio.com and visit www.centralcoasttoday.com for Golf Talk TV with Mike & Billy. 
Direct download: 112109_HR_2_Ladies_Lnks_4_Golf__1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48 AM

During Mike's Course - Mike and Billy discuss golf and the upcoming Thanksgiving week as well as what golf pro's do during the many holidays throughout the year. 

Sumi-E: Asian art form of black ink painting. Elegant, clean lines. Focused, practiced, serene, and beautiful.

Sumi-G: Sumi-G translates the spirit of the Sumi-E art form as inspiration for stylish and smart golf products. Sumi-G streamlines how golf is played, eliminating steps that break concentration, and become part of the player's process. Sumi-G makes the golf experience more enjoyable, reflecting the essence of the game: feel, simplicity, process, and presence.

Our philosophy is uncomplicated: create simple, useful, and elegant products for the avid golfer.

Sumi-G launched at the 2009 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando and debuted three product collections: The Trunk, The Tee, and The Green. Sumi-G products span the golf journey and complement every player. Sumi-G collections tell a story and provide golfers with the tools they need to enjoy the course.

A golfer arrives on the green. He brushes his hand across his belt buckle and a square ball marker slides into his palm. He marks his ball with attitude, repairs his mark with an elegant stainless steel tool, and makes his putt. He records his score on a card held in a fine leather scorecard wallet, and then slips his cash winnings between the arms of an innovative money clip.

The Sumi-G head covers are the company's flagship products. In development for more than five years, they are patent pending and unlike anything else on the market. They embody the Sumi-G process and design ideal by offering easy, one-handed operation, even on the big 460cc drivers. Thought was also put into making the covers easy to pick up from the ground using the club. No need to bend down. Those ideals of feel, simplicity, process, and presence also carry through into the clean, simple design aesthetics of these stunning head covers.

We are committed to developing products that become part of a golfer's routine in a fluid and natural way. We strive to bring our passion for the game and the process of golf into the business of golf - investing our buyers, our customers, our employees and ourselves with full and complete commitment to success.

www.sumi-g.com

Mike & Billy play GTR "Fore Play" golf trivia and the winner receives a golf package valued at over $500 - a night stay at the Avila La Fonda Hotel in beautiful Avila Beach, California, rounds of golf at the Avila Beach or Blacklake Golf Resorts and a golf clinic gift certificate for two to attend a Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy!

Avila Beach Golf Resort - www.avilabeachresort.com
Blacklake Golf Resort -
www.blacklake.com
Inn at Avila Beach - www.avilabeachca.com
Avila LaFonda Hotel - www.avilalafondahotel.com
Golfland Warehouse - www.golflandwarehouse.com
Slickstix - www.slickstix.com

For more information on Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy visit www.golftalkradio.com and visit www.centralcoasttoday.com for Golf Talk TV with Mike & Billy. 
Direct download: 01_112109_HR_1_Sumi-G_Fore_Play_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38 AM

If one piece of equipment could instantly change your game, would you get it? To many, golf represents the relentless pursuit of unattainable perfection. There is always room for improvement and any number of 'cool' products purchased in the hope of improving your game. But when was the last time any of those products truly delivered a performance edge? Makkar - The Performance Advantage
Find out what several PGA pros and a growing number of golf enthusiasts already know - Makkar works, and works instantly! Game changing benefits include:

Increased Strength
In a game of inches, how much of a difference would extra distance off the tee make? Increases in overall strength can translate to game enhancing increases in clubhead speed.

Improved Balance
Accuracy is, in-part, the by-product of maintaining optimal alignment and balance throughout your swing. Enhanced balance and alignment leads to better mechanics - a critical factor in avoiding trouble off the tee, hitting more fairways and correcting a slice.

Consistency
In golf, consistency is everything. The ability to reproduce a consistent swing throughout your round can have a game changing impact on scoring.
Endurance
It's not how you start, but how you finish – the best golfers can finish as strong on the 18th as they started on the first.

Makkar Athletics Group
Makkar Athletics Group Inc., founded by Dr. Anil Makkar, is an Ontario, Canada, based company focusing on improving athletic performance. Makkar is dedicated to the principles of neuromuscular science and to applying that science to deliver game-changing products and services to the advantage of our clients.
Makkar's flagship product, the Makkar PPM™, is a sports appliance that is custom-made to fit the user by certified dentists using sophisticated computer technology. By aligning the jaw to its optimal resting position, the Makkar PPM™ has been shown to unleash instant improvements in strength, explosive speed, balance and agility - all vital components of athletic performance - and to give the user an immediate performance advantage.
Since its launch in 2006, the Makkar PPM™ has made strides within the ranks of professional, collegiate and amateur athletes alike. The company now enjoys an impressive and growing stable of athletes using the PPM™ including All-Pro NFL Athletes, PGA Golfers, NBA All-Stars, MLB Batting Champs, as well as World Champion boxers and mixed martial artists (MMA).
www.makkaradvantage.com


Mike & Billy play the GTR golf trivia games PGA Mystery Tour Player, Driver of the Day and Make The Call You!

Avila Beach Golf Resort - www.avilabeachresort.com
Blacklake Golf Resort -
www.blacklake.com
Inn at Avila Beach - www.avilabeachca.com
Avila LaFonda Hotel - www.avilalafondahotel.com
Golfland Warehouse - www.golflandwarehouse.com
Slickstix - www.slickstix.com

For more information on Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy visit www.golftalkradio.com and visit www.centralcoasttoday.com for Golf Talk TV with Mike & Billy. 
Direct download: 111409_HR_2_Makkar_PPM_Trivia_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:44 AM

To open the show during Mike's Course - Mike & Billy discuss the local 2009 Straight Down Fall Classic Golf Tournament held in San Luis Obispo County at the San Luis Obispo Country Club.  Mike & Billy also announce their NEW GTR Partner - Adams Golf - www.adamsgolf.com


Utopia Golf Products is a young company headquartered in the tiny Texas town of Utopia (population: 300). The company's coming-out party took place at the PGA Fall Expo in early September in Las Vegas, where its uniquely designed putters garnered a "Best New Product" award.
Utopia's first putters to market are the TXR I and TXR II. All putters are designed, milled, hand-assembled, painted and polished in tiny Utopia, and with company founders and designers Scott Saunders and Michael Hillis checking them out.

The company describes the TXR 1 as a "cavity-back blade" and the TXR II as a "heel-shafted cavity-back mallet."

So what's unique about the design? That ridge you can see in the photo above of the TXR 1. That ridge - a raised, thin leading edge - is what strikes the ball, and the ridge is positioned to strike the ball just above the ball's equator. The intent is provide the ball with immediate forward roll, rather than the backspin that most traditional putters (which have a few degrees of loft) start the ball with. An immediate forward roll, the company says, eliminates skipping and skidding, helping the ball stay online.

The company is working on getting its putters into on- and off-course pro shops and sporting goods retailers. If they are not yet available where you live, the putters can be ordered (and more information found) on the company Web site, utopiagolfproducts.com.

www.utopiagolfproducts.com


Avila Beach Golf Resort - www.avilabeachresort.com
Blacklake Golf Resort -
www.blacklake.com
Inn at Avila Beach - www.avilabeachca.com
Avila LaFonda Hotel - www.avilalafondahotel.com
Golfland Warehouse - www.golflandwarehouse.com
Slickstix - www.slickstix.com

For more information on Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy visit www.golftalkradio.com and visit www.centralcoasttoday.com for Golf Talk TV with Mike & Billy. 
Direct download: 111409_HR_1_Utopia_Golf_Chip_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02 AM

The inside down the line a revolutionary breakthrough in game improvement for Putting.

The best putters in the world will admit that they try to swing the putter a little inside on the back stroke and then release the putter head down the line on the through stroke.

It only makes sense if you want the ball to go straight down the line you need to release your putter head down the line. The Inside Down the Line™ Putting Track will teach you to putt like the best players in the world.

Simply place the heel of your putter against the vertical portion of the track. As you make your stroke allow the putter head to stay in contact with the Inside Down the Line™ Putting Track at all times. The putter head will swing a little inside, then down the line on the through stroke. You won’t believe how many putts you can make using the Inside Down the Line™ Putting Track. It will feel natural and effortless and the results will be remarkable!

You notice the ball rolling like it has over-spin on it. The ball will track right down your line and into the cup using the Inside Down the Line™ Putting Track. You’ll train yourself to repeat this perfect putting stroke with your own putter to sink more putts and lower your scores. The Inside Down the Line™ Putting Track is the IDEAL putting aid to improve your putting for good.

www.momentusgolf.com


Mike & Billy play the GTR golf trivia game PGA Mystery Tour Player and Billy shares his near fatal tree limb accident at La Cumbra Country Club.

About Golf Tees Galore

We are a California Partnership. Joining forces in 2005, we decided to venture into the realm of golfing products in 2008. Conducting our operations out of Newport Beach, our goal is to provide the golfing world with a way to improve the overall health of the putting greens, while at the same time providing a golfer with a convenient and affordable tool to improve their long and short game.

We are dedicated to giving you the highest quality product, and level of customer service, as we would not exist without you. We appreciate your interest in our company and our product. And we respect your right to make an intelligent decision to play a smarter game of golf, and to save our greens.  Visit our website at www.smartee.org.

Avila Beach Golf Resort - www.avilabeachresort.com
Blacklake Golf Resort -
www.blacklake.com
Inn at Avila Beach - www.avilabeachca.com
Avila LaFonda Hotel - www.avilalafondahotel.com
Golfland Warehouse - www.golflandwarehouse.com
Slickstix - www.slickstix.com

For more information on Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy visit www.golftalkradio.com and visit www.centralcoasttoday.com for Golf Talk TV with Mike & Billy. 
Direct download: 110709_HR_2_Momentus_Smartees_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53 PM

During Mike's Course - Mike & Billy discuss the upcoming Straight Down Fall Classic and the challenges the golf industry faces not only economically but also with resources such as water. 

Introducing
Acculength, the only custom fit Junior clubs that grow with your child.
Most juniors develop their swings using faulty equipment that leads to life long swing flaws. Historically, kids learned the game with adult clubs that were cut down to junior size, but were still way too heavy and unbalanced which made learning the game difficult for even the most athletic kids.

Accu-Length's Custom Fit System Makes Learning the Game Easy

PGA teaching professionals agree that a correctly fitted club is the most important factor in a junior golfer's development. It provides them a better chance to get the ball airborne consistently and is critical to proper swing motion.

Custom fit for length, weight, and balance

No transition between sets – your child will learn the game using only one set, saving you money and speeding up the learning process

One set – 5 seasons, think of the money you'll save!
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Easy to hit irons and wood make learning fast and easy
Lightweight and durable stand bag is comfortable to carry so your child can play 18 holes and be ready for more
Simple to use spacers make expanding clubs a breeze

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Mike & Billy play the GTR golf trivia game Driver of the Day sponsored by Golflandwarehouse - www.golflandwarehouse.com

Avila Beach Golf Resort - www.avilabeachresort.com
Blacklake Golf Resort -
www.blacklake.com
Inn at Avila Beach - www.avilabeachca.com
Avila LaFonda Hotel - www.avilalafondahotel.com
Golfland Warehouse - www.golflandwarehouse.com
Slickstix - www.slickstix.com

For more information on Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy visit www.golftalkradio.com and visit www.centralcoasttoday.com for Golf Talk TV with Mike & Billy. 
Direct download: 110709_HR_1_Acculength_-_Triv_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38 PM