In this episode of the Golf in the Life of podcast, we welcome back Randy Smith, a golf instructor, who shares his insights on what he looks for in young golfers who have the potential to become elite players. He also recommends some books and courses for developing coaching skills and emphasizes the importance of being an artist on the golf course. The conversation then shifts to the importance of learning how to shape shots and control ball flight, and why Texas produces so many good golfers. The episode also discusses the use of technology in golf instruction, the importance of flow and rhythm in a golf swing, and attitude in golf.
About Randy Smith: The esteemed Head Golf Professional at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas, with an illustrious career spanning over four decades. A recipient of the President’s Plaque 16 times, Randy’s impressive accolades include being named the National PGA Professional of the Year (1996), National PGA Teacher of the Year (2002), and an inductee of the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame in 2005. Renowned as one of America’s top 50 Best Teachers by Golf Digest and a member of the prestigious Top 100 Teachers by Golf Magazine, Randy has coached a roster of notable PGA Tour Professionals such as Justin Leonard, Martin Flores, Harrison Frazer, Ryan Palmer, John Rollins, and D.A. Weibring of the Champions Tour.
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