The Sweet Spot - Golf Podcast

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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.

Recent Episodes
  • How to Develop a Junior Golfer w/ James Hong
    Mar 13, 2023 – 01:40:11
  • A New Approach to Golf Psychology w/ Jared Tendler
    Feb 27, 2023 – 01:27:24
  • What's It Like to Play Professional Golf w/ Ashton Van Horne
    Feb 13, 2023 – 01:02:17
  • Beware of Golf Advice!
    Jan 30, 2023 – 01:50:50
  • How to Choose the Right Golf Ball w/ Ballnamic
    Jan 16, 2023 – 01:18:26
  • Play Your Best Golf in 2023 - The Art of Looking Back w/ Kent Osbourne (Part 2)
    Jan 10, 2023 – 50:11
  • Play Your Best Golf in 2023 - The Art of Looking Back w/ Kent Osbourne (Part 1)
    Dec 19, 2022 – 51:24
  • Lessons from The PGA Tour w/ Rick Fehr
    Dec 5, 2022 – 01:25:13
  • How To Use Statistics Effectively
    Nov 21, 2022 – 01:32:34
  • Equipment Education Series: Fairway Woods, Hybrids, and Driving Irons w/ Woody Lashen
    Nov 7, 2022 – 01:19:37
  • What Does It Take to Win a Club Championship?
    Oct 31, 2022 – 01:24:33
  • How to Improve Your Swing Tempo w/ John Novosel Jr. From Tour Tempo
    Oct 24, 2022 – 01:17:27
  • What Can You Control In Golf?
    Oct 11, 2022 – 01:39:49
  • The Lost Art of Putting w/ Karl Morris
    Oct 3, 2022 – 01:22:20
  • How To Properly Set Goals w/ David MacKenzie
    Sep 19, 2022 – 01:35:47
  • Understanding Club Path & Swing Direction - Part 2
    Sep 12, 2022 – 51:57
  • Understanding Club Path & Swing Direction - Part 1
    Sep 6, 2022 – 01:17:40
  • How To Train for Increased Swing Speed w/ Dr. Tyler Standifird
    Aug 22, 2022 – 01:17:00
  • Grip Technique w/ Shauheen Nakhjavani
    Aug 15, 2022 – 01:16:29
  • The Benefits of a Dynamic Warmup w/ Mike Carroll
    Aug 8, 2022 – 01:15:10
  • How to Deal With Alignment
    Jul 18, 2022 – 01:40:37
  • Developing the "Scratch Attitude" w/ Kent Osbourne
    Jul 11, 2022 – 01:17:33
  • Understanding Spin Rate - Part 2
    Jul 4, 2022 – 45:30
  • A Big Announcement You Won't Want to Miss!
    Jun 27, 2022 – 02:58
  • Equipment Education Series: Putter Fitting w/ Woody Lashen
    Jun 20, 2022 – 01:38:33
  • Dealing With Success & Not Getting Ahead Of Yourself
    Jun 13, 2022 – 55:11
  • How Do Wind, Temperature, Humidity, and Altitude Alter Ball Flight w/ Marty Jertson & Chris Broadie
    Jun 6, 2022 – 01:02:10
  • Understanding Spin Rate - Part 1
    May 23, 2022 – 01:06:45
  • Chasing Scratch Interview: Can We Help Mike & Eli on their Quest to Scratch?
    May 16, 2022 – 01:27:38
  • Warming Up Properly Before Your Round
    May 9, 2022 – 01:14:14
  • How to Become a Better Tournament Golfer w/ Scott Fawcett
    Apr 25, 2022 – 02:12:48
  • How to Take Your Driver to the Next Level - Part 2
    Apr 18, 2022 – 01:24:08
  • How to Take Your Driver to the Next Level - Part 1
    Apr 11, 2022 – 01:32:32
  • Sasho MacKenzie Interview - Part 2
    Mar 28, 2022 – 01:10:59
  • Sasho MacKenzie Interview - Part 1
    Mar 21, 2022 – 01:17:36
  • The Frustration of Learning
    Mar 14, 2022 – 01:24:21
  • Managing Expectations Series: Approach Shots w/ Lou Stagner
    Feb 28, 2022 – 01:33:45
  • How to Alter Your Practice Throughout the Season
    Feb 14, 2022 – 01:17:23
  • Equipment Education Series: Wedge Fitting w/ Woody Lashen
    Jan 31, 2022 – 01:37:50
  • Building Positive Habits In Your Golf Game
    Jan 17, 2022 – 01:17:08
  • Quick Fixes, Band-Aids, and Compensations
    Jan 4, 2022 – 01:42:11
  • How To Get the Most From Swing Lessons - Shauheen Nakhjavani Interview
    Dec 21, 2021 – 01:38:24
  • What Does It Take to Become a Scratch Golfer? Part 2
    Dec 14, 2021 – 01:07:17
  • What Does It Take to Become a Scratch Golfer? Part 1
    Dec 7, 2021 – 01:24:03
  • How To Practice Effectively With Launch Monitors
    Nov 23, 2021 – 01:25:33
  • Equipment Education Series: Iron Fitting with Woody Lashen
    Nov 16, 2021 – 01:28:21
  • How Do You Control Impact? Part 2
    Nov 9, 2021 – 01:00:06
  • How Do You Control Impact - Better Swing Mechanics or Skill? (Part 1)
    Nov 2, 2021 – 01:12:18
  • Andrew Rice Interview: Wedge Play
    Oct 26, 2021 – 01:19:17
  • Scott Fawcett Interview Part 2: Tee Shot Strategy & DECADE
    Oct 18, 2021 – 01:08:15
Recent Reviews
  • joeyc1977
    Sexual Chocolate. Haha
    Dropping the Sexual Chocolate reference right from the start! Well done. Can we get Randy Watson in the hall of fame!
  • Steve41106
    Excellent Podcast
    I love listening to these two talk about golf. The little tips on what to think about or what to focus on has been so helpful.
  • Tbone1one
    Wonderful podcasts!
    Great insights and thoughtful comments on how to be a better golfer. Each topic is well covered with practical suggestions for improvement.
  • IzlaB
    Thoughtful and minute for minute the best golf improvement podcast
    I've been a listener since the beginning. Each episode is an evergreen golf improvement nugget that golfers of every level will find thought provoking. Offers some good advice that can be used in other parts of non-golf life.
  • C Gavin
    Jon and Adam are here to help you improve your golf game. The episodes are in-depth and great discussions on various topics. All the info is meant to help you improve at golf. A+
  • t3rr1n
    Best podcast to learn how to play
    Adam and Jon are great. This podcast is full of information that is useable when practicing and learning how to play golf. The advice isn’t overly technical and gives drills that can be used on the range and strategies that can be used on the course. I can credit The Sweet Spot for helping me get from the 20s into the single digits HCP in about one year. Thank you for putting this together guys!
  • Ryumagoo goat
    The best golf improvement podcast there is
    This podcast has separated my golfing life into two distinct eras - Before Sweet Spot (B.S.S) and After Sweet Spot (ok let’s quickly move past the misfortune of that acronym). The sheer amount of golfing knowledge I have crammed into my brain from this podcast is stunning. The approach strategy episode fundamentally changed the way I play golf (and lowered my scores overnight), the discussions of impact laws changed what I care about in my swing (and my goodness it is a relief to stop obsessing over swing path), the managing expectations series changed my definition of good shots and bad shots, and it should be illegal to go into a club fitting without listening to the Equipment Education series. If you love golf and care about improving, this podcast is an absolute must-listen. Thank you Adam and Jon.
  • Gutstringman
    Love your show but….
    hi Fellas, I absolutely love your podcast. It’s he;[ed me dive deeper into course management and happily into the physics of equipment and ball flights etc etc. I particularly love the podcast relating to pressure and performance. I am a professional musician and have had the “fortune” of having to deal with the pressure of performing at a high level infant of thousands of people at a time. My question is this: I started golf at 9 years old. I’m an athletic guy and have a good swing. I’m an 8 handicap and have been for quite some time. I can carry a ball with a driver between 245-260 so I have plenty of distance to enjoy. I am also a good iron player and as well a very good putter. I have a multitude of short game tools to choose from that lead to a decent average of “one putts”. UNTIL….. I have to deal with anything between 30 and 60 yards. I avoid those distances like crazy - it seems like pitching is just a different swing all together…I hear tons of sometime conflicting advice and even w/ professional instruction hasn’t really helped. ( my coach is Division 2 golf coach w/many NCAA’s under his belt…he is great. Can you please do a show devoted to pitching techniques and decision making stategies etc etc…it’s the reason I can’t get below an 8 handicap. Thanks so much!!! LOVE THE PODCAST!
  • justsports1
    Great Podcast
    Really love this podcast! It always has great information and gets me thinking about so much more aspects of golf and honestly makes me a better golfer! Love all the practical ways to improve and Adam and Jon know a ton about the technical side as well. Also has great guests! Keep up the good work guys!
    Tour tempo works
    Love this show and I’ve got John’s book as well. Listened to the tempo episode and was coincidentally struggling with my swing. Decided to buy the tour tempo app and between that and one address correction I’m hitting it very flush at the moment. Very happy with my purchase and it was John’s endorsement that won me over. Thanks for the honest recommendation!! Keep the great content coming!!
  • D8wf8invb
    Too much stuff
    The word “stuff” is used way too much when there is an actual word that could be used. Just listen! Other than that Jon and Adam are well spoken. Also, it is mentioned a golfer should be able to drive a ball at least 260 to be able to reach scratch. What about women? We listen to this pod too and we are left out. Anyway, the “stuff” ( I mean information) 😀 from this pod does have real value, picking out what applies to your own game.
  • jwpenland
    Worth its quantity of bits in gold
    Jon is a thoughtful and generous expert amateur golfer. Adam is a golfing thought leader and in my opinion is one of the great teachers in the game. His ground breaking approach to the game is the answer that so many golfers have been looking for. If you are passionate about golf and desire to shoot lower scores, this podcast is worth a listen and sometimes a re-listen. Highly recommend.
  • hugmeyet
    Game changer
    I found this podcast less than a month ago and I’ve caught up, all the way until Feb of 2022. Big fan, bought the books, I’m still in my first 24 months of golf and playing a wild 19 handicap!
  • Peach in Hampstead MD
    Sweet Spot Golf Podcadt
    I’d rate this one of the better, if not the best golf podcast out there. A good mix of topics, but focused on exploring areas of the game where those looking to improve are interested. The recent episode on grip was excellent. I also recommend the two part series on driver improvement, and the episode on shot selection. John and Adam are terrific and easy to listen to. I look forward to every new episode.
  • ckpeif
    You Need To Listen NOW!
    I own the Practice Manual and am a Strike Plan member. If you are a golfer trying to improve and you are not taking advantage of this FREE content from Adam Young you are seriously missing out. Great show fellas.
  • spotmfd
    Great golf podcast
    The best golf podcast to learn golf skills and strategy
  • RenegadeEG
    Great Insights
    Been listening for a while and had to send a review over. This podcast has helped with a bunch of things on the course and most importantly, gives me my golf fix when I’m not able to get out. Insightful, easy to digest and useful. Thanks!
  • Blocked because of nickname
    The Cruelest Game
    Insightful advice for those who truly have the will to advance.
  • themaker03
    Well done, however…
    I really enjoy your podcast, and have really enjoyed your guests. You ask them good questions and don’t talk over them which never works in this format. I will say, however, there are two things that I’ve noticed: your visceral avoidance of getting involved with any topic that might have controversy is a bit curios. Say what you want, when you want, and how you want it. Making your way through this world trying not to offend people is futile. Just be you. The second thing is when you have guests, there is too much time talking about what you do and how you do things (John) and bringing the topic back to you. Constantly. I mostly cherry pick the episodes where you have guests and I want to hear what they have to say how it pertains to the general golfing population, no offense John, but I’m not really interested to hear about your bunker play or your angle of attack on chips when you have an expert in house. It shouldn’t be, and isn’t always about you. It’s actually getting a bit frustrating.
  • raise raise bluff
    Enlightening and entertaining
    If golf has a grip on you this is the podcast for you. Long formate discussions on the intricacies of the most complicated game ever. It’s a wonderful show for golf geeks.
  • timjoebob
    This is a tremendous podcast with extremely helpful, practical information. I know my game will be better by listening. Thanks, Jon and Adam!
  • Trachea
    It’s all about Intent
    Having read Adam’s Practice Manual, I decided to give the Podcast a listen. I’ve been pleasantly surprised to see how much game improvement can be garnered from concepts such as practice habits, strategic thinking, and mindfulness. Both Jon & Adam have become valued resources. If there’s one underlying commonality to what they and their guests bring to the table, it’s that INTENT is a powerful learning principal.
  • meanlilboy
    Outstanding unique perspective
    I really love their unique approach to educating and informing golfers of all skill levels.
  • The Independent Mind
    From hack to scratch
    This is an excellent podcast for all players, from hack to scratch. The “managing expectations” part is especially good for those higher handicap hack players, but there are many excellent and technical shows that give good advice for lower handicap players to approach the scratch mark. Love the different approaches both John and Adam bring to the table! And Adam, I never knew that stableford was largely unknown form of scoring in the US! Helpful since I now live here. Great job gents! Keep it up!
  • Jonsmons
    Great content, I have listened to every episode but the Latest on how wind, altitude, moisture impact your ball flight BLEW MY MIND! Really great information!!
  • zebdaniel2007
    Great way to the truth
    Entertaining way to learn the facts that make golf a reality
  • Toddlee33
    Great show
    I really enjoy the approach they take to helping improve via an audio format.
  • gorgeousgoober45233
    Like a great tee shot
    This podcast gets you in the right direction and far enough along to set up the rest of your golf improvement. Great insights and guests.
  • ashishm76
    Love the show …
    Great job guys, really enjoy the dynamics and topics you are bringing to us listeners. Appreciate it!
  • ST O’B
    Always worth a Listen
    I one-hundred percent recommend this podcast. It’s always informative and makes me aware of golf playing and equipment perspectives from guests that I previously would’ve had limited access. The two hosts always make all the information relatable. I look forward to each new episode.
  • Phillies2011champs
    This podcast is the most informative one around for all things golf. Adam and Jon are very practical (no pun intended) and knowledgeable.
  • Beakidagain
    Simple yet innovative
    I listen to a lot of golf podcasts. Nobody is talking like these guys. I am improving just listening.
  • dfrimm
    One host better than other
    I enjoy Adam’s thoughts because it’s more informative coming from someone who is an experienced swing instructor. Jon just doesn’t understand how to interview people and speak about golf that’s unrelated to his own swing. Plus, Jon’s voice is very monotone to listen to, whereas Adam knows how to speak with inflection to get his point across.
  • Anthonyqwert
    Love this show
    I have learned a lot listening to this show. Really like the episodes about strategy.
  • g$sniper
    Seriously great podcast
    I look forward to new episodes every week. Absolutely love this podcast and how they present information. It’s like a free lesson from top instructors.
  • Mudntaper
    So much here. Excellent resource
    I’ve been listening to Adam and Jon for the last year. Absolutely outstanding golf podcast. You know it’s great when you re-listen to episodes as you’re waiting for the next release. Personally, I like the format because they don’t tell you how to do something. They share concepts, research, and experience to help you find your way. Their personal web offerings are also outstanding. This is an amazing resource for golfers looking to learn and improve.
  • joseph naus
    Intelligent and Compassionate Golf Improvement Discussion
    I listen to a lot of golf podcasts, and this is my favorite. Both Adam and Jon take a very objective and sober view of golf improvement. Jon takes the lead in discussion. He is a scratch/+ competitive Am and Adam is a former pro and teaching pro who wrote the bestselling Golf Practice Manual. Both have websites. They both have radio voices. In this evergreen podcast, they take deep dives into course management, mental game, how to go about making a swing change, driver technique, increasing clubhead speed, competitive golf, wedge work, putting, etc etc. Some of the very best in the golf world often join them, e.g. Sasho McKenzie and Lou Stagner. If you are like me and are passionate about getting better at golf and your experience hasn’t been one of linear improvement, you may find these discussions are more sober and compassionate than the popular podcasts about how golfers go from 10 to scratch in 1 or 2 seasons (even if true, a complete statistical anomaly). Jon and Adam both discuss their trials and tribulations as golfers. In one episode, one of the most real moments I’ve heard on any podcast, they both recounted humiliating moments as juniors when their tempers got the best of them; and, consistent with the show, how they’ve overcome this. I love this show! I’m so grateful for it. If you want to learn and improve, give it a listen. (And because it is evergreen, you can choose whichever subject you need work on). Might I suggest course management with founder of DECADE, Scott Fawcett?
  • Jdoster06
    Manage your expectations… on the course
    This podcast is excellent and helps those that listen seriously understand all that goes into golf.. Jon and Adam do a great job and have a plethora of very smart people come on.
  • MHutch84
    The key to my improvement
    Over the last year I’ve been able to take my handicap from a 10 to a 1.6, and a huge part of that improvement I owe to this podcast. By far the most insightful golf instruction podcast I’ve yet to find.
  • BigbenjaminO
    Like the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups ads
    “Two great tastes that taste great together” Followed both of these guys on social media before they started this podcast. Great alone…but even better together. They will improve your golf game!
  • Kintsuru
    Frustration of Learning
    This edition really hit home. Spent a lot of years practicing “golf swing” and wasted a lot of physical potential. Now that I’m older and have incorporated many of the drills in Adam’s Practice Manual, I feel like I’m on the verge of a breakthrough in 2022. In any event, I’m now on the right path, thanks to Jon & Adam!
  • LisaIsHereForIt
    Must-listen for every golfer!
    No matter the topic, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend The Sweet Spot enough. Keep up the great work Adam and Jon! 🙌
  • Richard par for the course
    Really enjoy the podcast.
    Love the shows.
  • Smmaddalena
    Listen weekly to and from work
    Jon and Adam are great together. Have learned a ton and aspire to be where Jon is at, playing high level regional golf tournaments. Got as low as 3.9 currently a 6. Let’s see where this ride takes me!
  • AZ 19692007
    Best Golf Podcast
    Just amazing! I cannot express how impressed I am with all the information provided on a weekly basis. Thanks!!!
  • dshi672
    My new favorite golf podcast
    Finally something different. Most of the information we consume as golfers is conflicting swing tips. Jon and Adam dive more into golf strategy and information that is backed by science and data. It's relevant to everyone no matter your handicap or swing type. If you're a golf nerd who wants to understand how tour pros approach the game, this podcast is for you. Tons of great information on how to lower your scores.
  • Dutcha’s Diner
    Good stuff for Golf nerds
    If you are really into all the parts of the golf swing this is for you. The information on the path and club face are very useful.
  • Jaybirdy2810
    Losers mentality
    Two stars because there is a little positive that there is some helpful tips in here and they seem to have an idea of what they’re talking about. The negative: What a losers mentality, basically encouraging people to not try and go for scratch, saying it’s unrealistic. How about try to build the game and letting people have a dream. Such a losers mindset. These guys probably hand out participation trophies as well.
  • golf03431
    Good content but…
    Generally good perspective but they often forget to apply theories to the larger golf skill level. They get lost in there own games. For example, scratch golf episodes leave out maybe the most important element: play the appropriate tees and leave ego out of it, be honest with your distance numbers. Launch monitor episode felt like an infomercial. Loved Adam Young’s book and continually pick it up for a refresher and this podcast nearly replicates the insight found in his book.
  • otto6457
    Thank you for the scoring level podcast.
    I’m coming out of a self imposed hiatus of 9 years away from the game. I completely burned out playing competitive golf at the State amateur level. I threw my clubs in the trunk of my car after missing qualifying for the State Mid-Am in 2012 and didn’t pull them out again until a few months ago. I’m just coming back and finding it incredibly frustrating. The game is now so much more difficult, but my expectations are so much higher that every shot is a disappointment. Your podcast was the perfect medicine for my reality. My expectations are completely out of the range of my current game. That sounds simple, but it wasn’t obvious to me being a captive of my own mind. I may never get my game back to where it was, but at least I’m going to be honest with myself and where my game is and what I need to expect. Thanks again for the wake-up call. I’m loving the content.
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