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Matt Reagan and Ryan Dailey set out in 2009 to create an effective junior program at their course. They went out and got some certifications and dived into delivering an exceptional junior program…

They had a theoretical plan roughly based off of the TPI model, but soon realized they needed to create something focused on developing skilled golfers with definite structure.

They’ve developed OPERATION 36, which is really a structure focused on gamifying improvement and keeping the challenge appropriate to the skill level. It keeps students motivated to continue improving and progressing through the system.

The guys walk through the different types of sessions in the program getting juniors coaching and out onto the golf course. The way they’ve gamified the process and created different badges to keep kids progressing is really unique and something to learn about.

I was talking with one of our Golf in the Life of members and she was really excited after going through training program with Matt and Ryan and will be implementing it this year at her course. If you’re interested they have training for coaches available at –

“To grow the game we need to develop golfers through long term learning environments.”

They share a case study of how they’ve grown from 3 – 50 students in an extraordinary short amount of time and reveal… Is this SUSTAINABLE?? and PROFITABLE??

What are the biggest mistakes people make when working on a junior program? They share the two very simple yet complex aspects that most people run into when trying to build out exceptional junior programs.

You can tell these guys are passionate about what they do and truly have a passion to grow the game… And with igrowgolf and operation 36 they’re going after it.

Direct download: 20160127_Matt_Reagan_and_Ryan_Dailey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm PDT

Martin has an incredible amount of passion and integrity around his teaching and love of golf. It's obviously not faked or an "act". He means it. And because of that I think it's fascinating to look inside

Martin talks about the importance of doing something that you DON'T want to do every day.

I will do today what others will not do so I can do tomorrow what others cannot do.

-Jerry Rice

Martin walks through his daily rituals and some of the most important aspects of his day that give him the motivation to keep moving with new material and passion.

How much learning and reflection are you doing on a daily basis? Martin shares that he's doing about 2 HOURS of learning each day. (if you haven't he recommends checking out some info on John Wooden)

When things aren't going well you're initial response should be... I need to get better.  Maybe you're business isn't taking off because you aren't getting the best results for students.  It's time to take a look inside.

Direct download: 20160121_GITLO_Dr_Martin_Hall_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59am PDT

Making changes in life isn’t easy. We often set massive goals that have far to many parts to actually follow through with. So what do we do then? Listen in to what Dr Bhrett has to say.


Too often we “run out of energy” to get done what we truly want to. Why is that? Dr Bhrett talks about will power and what you need to understand so you can set yourself up to get more done.

STOP THE RELAPSE GUILT – This message hit’s home. We far to often add on a change or load that we can’t sustain or follow through with.

Start building behavioural momentum

Don’t wait to do what you WANT to till the end of the day. As a teacher and coach you spend time all day giving to others and by the end of the day… You’re simply worn out. You need to start doing what you want to toward the beginning of the day.

Dr Bhrett shares 5 amazing habits to implement into your professional life (starts around the 19 minute mark).  If you can start to work on adding each of these into you life it will help take the stress out of your day and stay more energized and productive.

Learn more about Dr Bhrett and Listen to his podcast >

Dr Bhrett McCabe

Dr. Bhrett McCabe is the founder of The MindSide and has been a practicing Sports & Performance Psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 2007. His academic credentials, professional approach, and understanding of competing in high-pressure environments have served as a foundation for his rapidly growing practice and influence in the field. Dr. McCabe presently works with numerous players from the PGA and LPGA Tours, the developmental tours, serves as the sports and performance psychologist for the University of Alabama Athletic Department, and an NBA basketball team.

Dr. McCabe presently works with numerous players from the PGA and LPGA Tours, the developmental tours, serves as the sports and performance psychologist for the University of Alabama Athletic Department, and an NBA basketball team.


Direct download: 20160114_GITLO_Dr_Bhrett_McCabe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44am PDT

We're diving into a month of episodes helping you plan for a FAR better 2016.   Let's talk all about goal setting, productivity, and prioritization.  Jason Glass is not only a fitness expert but an entrepreneur who is passionate about growth.

It's always fun chatting with Jason.  Humor and sarcasm is definitely involved in this conversation is no different.   Make sure to check out his site and podcast over here.

If something is important to you why wait for New Years?

We talk all about setting great goals and having a vision that actually works for you.  Not just something that get's forgotten a month into the year.  It's really about aligning with something you are motivated to complete and focusing on the positive.  Focus on the positive to create a sustainable goal.

Commit to actions and habits that you can actually follow through with

Start with bite size actions so you don't get overwhelmed.  Jason talks about small incremental changes and the power it has when compounded over the long term.  If you want to make an extra $10,000 in a month maybe it means waking up 15 minutes earlier and doing 1 thing every day.  Then you slowly increase the difficulty all the while making sure you're actually following through with what you commit to.

Break down goals into small digestible goals

Jason mentions the story of Milo and I think it's definitely worth paying attention to...

One day, a newborn calf was born near Milo’s home. The wrestler decided to lift the small animal up and carry it on his shoulders. The next day, he returned and did the same. Milo continued this strategy for the next four years, hoisting the calf onto his shoulders each day as it grew, until he was no longer lifting a calf, but a four-year-old bull.

Jason ends the episode  (around 25 minute mark) with a framework of setting a goal and breaking it down to go through in this new year.  Take the time to follow through with this and pay attention to it.

Direct download: 20160107_GITLO_Jason_Glass_on_Goal_Setting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am PDT