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Dr. David Spiegel on Hypnosis for Well-being, Increased Focus and Better Golf
14-02-2024
Dr. David Spiegel on Hypnosis for Well-being, Increased Focus and Better Golf
Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.  He has more than 40 years of clinical and research experience studying psycho-oncology, stress and health, pain control, psychoneuroendocrinology, sleep and hypnosis. He has published 13 books, 404 scientific journal articles, and 170 book chapters on hypnosis, psychosocial oncology, stress physiology, trauma, and psychotherapy.    Dr. David Spiegel is an Psychiatrist and the Wilson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he is known for his research into psycho-oncology; the neurobiology of therapeutic hypnosis and the role of the mind-brain-body connection in cancer outcomes and management among other topics.  He directs the Stanford Center on Stress and Health and is a recognized authority on hypnosis's clinical utility and neuroscience. A true expert and trendsetter in the field of hypnosis Dr. Spiegel has appeared on the Andrew Huberman podcast, and he joins #OntheMark to dive into the topic of hypnotherapy and hypnosis for health, well-being, and for increased and improved focus and performance on the golf course. Dr. Spiegel answers the following questions: What is Hypnosis and how does it work?What does Hypnosis do the the Brain?What is is like to be hypnotized? He explains the different parts of the human brain and how they work, and perhaps don't work, together, and he elaborates on the three things that happen to the brain while in a state of hypnosis.  By way of explanation he also talks about brain activity in stages of stress and relaxation, in panic and in calm. Dr. Spiegel then talks about his work with competitive athletes and illustrates how hypnosis has allowed them to perform at the best in high pressure situations.  He and Mark Immelman also discuss the mental state Tiger Woods gets into during competition.  To that Dr. Spiegel illustrates how athletes and people can perform self-hypnosis, through the Reveri App for peak mental and physical performance. This podcast is also available as a vodcast on YouTube.  Search and subscribe to Mark Immelman. There is also a discount code for listeners for the Reveri App.  Go to https://reverihealth.app.link/onthemark for a free 14 Day Trial.
Kevin Redfern Shares Advice on Club-Fitting and Tips to Improve your Greenside Pitching and Chipping
07-02-2024
Kevin Redfern Shares Advice on Club-Fitting and Tips to Improve your Greenside Pitching and Chipping
Kevin Redfern is an award-winning clubmaker and the founder and owner of Custom Golf Stix.  He has crafted, made and repaired golf clubs for over 25 years has been a trusted advisor to amateur and professional golfers alike.  He has helped some of the game's best including Seve Ballesteros, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle, Matt Wallace and Suzann Pettersen to dial in their equipment for peak performance. Kevin is also a respected golf instructor and he joins #OntheMark to talk about the value of club-fitting for better scores.  As an added bonus he demonstrates his training aid, The Wedge Trainer, and illustrates how it can help iron the kinks out in your chipping and pitching swings. With regard to club-fitting for success Kevin addresses: The importance of properly fitted golf clubs, and The biggest errors he sees in clubfitting, incl. shaft length, grip size, shaft weight and swing-weight, shaft kick-points for trajectory control, and the sole of the club incl. Bounce. He also talks about the Wedge Trainer training aid and shares the inspiration for the design.  He illustrates how to use the Wedge Trainer and what it is used for, incl. eliminating flipping and excess wristiness, inproving incorrect angles of attack and inconsistent landing points, and enhancing poor swing rhythm and tempo. This podcast is also available as a vodcast on YouTube.  Search and subscribe to Mark Immelman.  NOTE: Kevin has also offered a discount code of 10% off your purchase of a Wedge Trainer.  Use code: OntheMark
Jordan Spieth on Golf and How He Approaches the Game
22-01-2024
Jordan Spieth on Golf and How He Approaches the Game
Jordan Spieth is one of the great American golfers of all time.  His resume is extensive; he is: A 2-time US Junior Amateur Champion, a NCAA National Champion, a 3-time Major Champion (The Masters, The US Open and The Open), a former PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year (2013), the PGA TOUR and PGA Player of the Year (2015), the FedEx Cup Champion (2015), a Vardon Trophy winner (2015, 2017) and he has been ranked #1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Spieth has 13 PGA TOUR victories (and counting) and his career has seen the highest of highs and also some heartbreaking lows.  Jordan joins Mark Immelman to talk about his career in the game, highs, lows, tournament victories and defeats, and his approach to the golfswing, the short-game and scoring. He addresses his appearances as an amateur in the Byron Nelson tournament, his first PGA TOUR win at The John Deere Classic, his career at The Masters including the 2015 win and the 2016 defeat.  Jordan also revisits the victory at the 2017 Open Championship and his mindset to chase down Matt Kuchar. Spieth also talks about his slump in form, injury, and how he managed the journey back to the winner's circle at the 2021 Valero Texas Open. With regard to technique and playing, he talks about: The Mindset of being "Mastery Driven vs. Ego Driven"Being Aggressive on and around the GreensGolf-swing "Feels"Beliefs for Playing your BestWedge Play, Chipping and PitchingHoling Short Putts, andHow he Manages Emotions and Expectations. This podcast is also available as a Vodcast on YouTube. Search and subscribe to Mark Immelman.
Michael Kim Talks about his Career in Golf and Making Golf Swing Changes for Success
08-01-2024
Michael Kim Talks about his Career in Golf and Making Golf Swing Changes for Success
Michael Kim is a former All-America at The University of California, Berkeley and the 2013 winner of The Jack Nicklaus Award as the National Collegiate Player of the Year.  He was also the  2013 winner of The Haskins Award for the Outstanding College Player of the Year.  Michael is now a winner on the PGA TOUR and he joins #OntheMark to discuss his career in golf, winning at the highest level, golf instruction, and navigating slumps and dips in form. Michael shares lessons learned in Junior and Collegiate Golf, including insights on acclimatizing to different golf courses and conditions. He talks about his ascent to the PGA TOUR and his 2018 win in The John Deere Classic. He addresses work on his technique and his golf-swing and he shares his mindset to navigating tough times. Michael then shares advice on Method and Technique and other elements key to good golf including: The Golf-swing Pivot and Rotation, and the influence as either a Clubface "Opener" or "Closer," using Viktor Hovland as an example. Putting Consistency with a reference to Strokes Gained Putting. The Mental Game and Thought-life for Success, including insights on dealing with Nerves and Anxiety. Making Changes for Improvement and how to do so successfully, and Long and Short Golf-swings and how to make a longer, more powerful swing properly. This podcast is also available on YouTube. Search and subscribe to Mark Immelman.
Andy Matthews (Neuropeak Pro) on Better Breathing for Overall Health, Wellness, Stress Reduction and Good Golf
03-01-2024
Andy Matthews (Neuropeak Pro) on Better Breathing for Overall Health, Wellness, Stress Reduction and Good Golf
Andy Matthews is a former Professional Golfer and a winner on the Mackenzie (Canadian) Tour.  He is now a Pilot, and the Director of Golf Performance for Neuropeak Pro and he joins us to talk about the importance of good breathing and its influence on overall health, well-being, stress reduction and golf performance. Andy delves into Precision (Diaphragmatic) Breathing and how it can can help you (1) Relax,  (2) Improve Muscle Function and prevent strain during exercise, (3) Increase Blood Oxygen levels, (4) Make it easier for your Body to Release Gas Waste from your Lungs, (5) Reduce Blood Pressure and (6) Lower Heart Rate.  As part of the Precision Breathing discussion Andy also contrasts Nasal and Mouth Breathing and their commensurate effects on the Nervous System. He also talks about how proper breathing can improve Heart Rate Variability (HRV) which is a function of a balanced Autonomic Nervous System.  A higher HRV can lead to better Sleep, Enhanced Cognitive Performance, Increased Adaptability and Resiliency and a Better Stress Response. All of these factors lead to better performance on and off the golf course and Andy talks about how Intentional Breathing can lead to an improved Physiological state and the ability to prepare for both powerful Drives and deft touch Greenside shots. You have heard countless PGA TOUR professionals and coaches talk about breathing properly under pressure.  Thanks to Andy Matthews, and the Neuropeak Pro NTel Belt, you can know how to do so, practice properly and chart your improvement. Also, take advantage of a special promo code to get a 1-Year Free Membership to the Neuropeak Training module with the purchase of the NTel Belt.  Code - OntheMark This podcast is also available on YouTube. Search and subscribe to Mark Immelman.
Camilo Villegas on Golf, Health, Wellness and Overcoming Adversity, Fear and Doubt
23-12-2023
Camilo Villegas on Golf, Health, Wellness and Overcoming Adversity, Fear and Doubt
Camilo Villegas (Colombia) is a 5-Time winner on the PGA TOUR and the 2008 TOUR Champion.   He has been ranked as high as 7th in the Official World Golf Ranking and is one of the most successful golfers from South America. Camilo joins #OntheMark to share stories from his career in golf - from his time in Junior golf in Medellin, Columbia to his All-American career as a University of Florida Gator, Camilo talks about competition, wellness and discipline. He then delves into his career on the PGA TOUR and lessons he learned in his ascent up the world rankings.  Camilo then shares the heart-breaking story of losing his baby daughter, Mia, and the life skills he and his wife learned from that life-altering event. Villegas talks about how he endured and passed through a significant slump in form, thanks to discipline, attitude, overcoming fear and doubt, and a change in golf-swing theory.  He caps the story by revisiting his victory in the 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship.   Thoughout the conversation Camilo weaves in lessons and insights to help golfers improve their health and their golf.  He shares his daily routine in terms of nutrition, hydration and practice.  He also talks about managing stress, the psychology of sports and golf, fitness and resistance training for the golf swing, and beating the "demons of bad play" by taking consistent small, incremental steps towards your goal. This podcast is also available as a vodcast on YouTube.  Search and subrscribe to Mark Immelman