EPISODE TWENTY FOUR: The Codebreakers / Paths to Improvement
Driving Improvement w/ Mark Russo
by Mark Russo, PGA
3M ago
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, is joined by the triple threat of golf coaches known as The Codebreakers – Rob Failes, Mark Grace, and Sean Kennedy.  These 3 have joined forces to find the brightest and most out of the box thinkers in golf, fitness, and science in hopes of helping educate themselves and their fellow teaching professionals on ways to create more efficient movement patterns and help golfers find their best swing.  In this episode, we discuss their thoughts on the idea of “swing your own swing”, why flow is so important in t ..read more
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EPISODE TWENTY THREE: Lori Russo / Give Yourself a Window
Driving Improvement w/ Mark Russo
by Mark Russo, PGA
4M ago
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, welcomes Lori Russo, President & Minority Owner of Stanton Communications, for her annual visit to the podcast.  In this episode, they dive into the dark and unsettling leap of learning a language, and how the journey must be embraced while finding consistency in practice.  Mark & Lori also discuss the lessons learned in 2023, and how they provided perspective and a pathway for 2024.  All this, as well as some good laughs and a little Champagne education on the Christmas episode of the "Driving ..read more
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EPISODE TWENTY TWO: Ask the Pro / Rollbacks, Golf's Future & Tiger Talk
Driving Improvement w/ Mark Russo
by Mark Russo, PGA
4M ago
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, jumps behind the mic to answer questions from social media in this solo edition of the "Driving Improvement" podcast.  In this episode, he discusses the unstable and murky future of the professional game, as well as how to navigate different learning styles and personalities on the lesson tee.  Mark also covers the current situation in golf as the USGA prepares to roll back the golf ball and what that means for the core golfer.  The podcast also grabs a crystal ball and tries to determine what 2024 loo ..read more
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EPISODE TWENTY ONE: PGA Show Crew 2023
Driving Improvement w/ Mark Russo
by Mark Russo, PGA
1y ago
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, takes you to the dining room table in Orlando, Florida for the PGA Show 2023.  Joined by Larry Ward, Tim Conaway, and Chris George, the group discusses subjects from all over the game of golf.  Learning environments, what you should be sharing with your coach, and what a good club fitting ACTUALLY is are just a few topics covered.  The group also gives you some helpful advice on misconceptions that may be killing your practice and improvement.  These nuggets and a whole lot of laughs coming to you ..read more
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EPISODE EIGHTEEN: MAPGA Junior Summit
Driving Improvement w/ Mark Russo
by Mark Russo, PGA
1y ago
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, takes you inside the 2022 MAPGA Junior Golf Summit.  In interviews done from Richmond, VA, he introduces you to some of the brightest instructors in the game today.  Listen in to find out about more than just junior golf, as the podcast covers all kinds of subject matter - from putting instruction, to learning with training aids, and of course, junior golf development.  It's a great look into the movers and shakers in the game today that are also shaping the youth of tomorrow.  Don't miss a great ..read more
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EPISODE SEVENTEEN: Ask the Pro / Mickelson, Management & Shot Clocks
Driving Improvement w/ Mark Russo
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2y ago
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, brings you another solo edition of the podcast, covering the latest topics in golf and answering student questions.  Topics range from the current Phil Mickelson situation to course management ideas to possible shot clocks in professional golf.  Mark also dives into swing changes and how best to balance the changes while still playing the game.   ..read more
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EPISODE SIXTEEN: MAPGA Super Meeting
Driving Improvement w/ Mark Russo
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2y ago
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, brings you a fun filled and crazy evening with a table full of PGA Professionals.  Recorded at the MAPGA Super Meeting at Landsdowne Resort, this unrehearsed session features a ton of laughs, some great insight in to what you can work on in your game in 2022, and what it's like to be inside the ropes at a Major Championship.  The passion for the game is on display in this episode, so buckle up and enjoy a wild ride ..read more
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EPISODE FIFTEEN: Teachers of the Year, Part 3: Trillium Rose & Bernie Najar
Driving Improvement w/ Mark Russo
by Mark Russo, PGA
2y ago
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, brings aboard Trillium Rose & Bernie Najar, both ranked by Golf Digest in the "Top 50 in America" to discuss ways to help golfers reach new heights.  The discussion ranges from the chase for more distance to how to unlock the mystery that is breaking 80.  Bernie & Trill also discuss the explosion in indoor practice and how it can help or hurt a golfer.  These topics, plus some really cool lessons learned from many years on the lesson tee, make this 3-person Teacher of the Year roundtable one yo ..read more
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EPISODE NINE: Teachers of the Year, Part 2: Erika Larkin & Pat Coyner
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2y ago
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year & Golf Digest ranked instructor, once again brings you inside the golf coaching world, this time with 2012 MAPGA Teacher of the Year, Erika Larkin, and 2015 MAPGA Teacher of the Year, Pat Coyner.  The group discusses the difficulty of getting better at a tough game, as well as the impact that social media and online golf content has had on the ability of players to improve.  Coyner & Larkin also dive into the difficult world of self growth on the lesson tee, and how bad lessons can happen to even the best teachers.  3 Middle Atl ..read more
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EPISODE TWELVE: Mark Crossfield / Be True to What You Are
Driving Improvement w/ Mark Russo
by Mark Russo, PGA
2y ago
Mark Russo, 2018 MAPGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked instructor, welcomes Mark Crossfield, a PGA coach that has created a massive following online through instruction reviews, travel videos, and club testing.  Sitting at over 334, 000 subscribers on You Tube, Crossfield's videos have been viewed over 223 million times!  Over the course of the conversation, he explains his coaching background and philosophy, as well as the lessons learned in 13 years of You Tube content creation.  Crossfield also discusses golfer improvement, the trappings of content creation, and ho ..read more
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