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3 Tenets for Better Student Learning

In this episode we’re talking about effective learning and what our guest, Christopher Smith has learned as a long time coach and Guinness World Record Holder in Speedgolf.

Rip It And Chip It

Full swings to short game—be a complete player

Make Golf Easier (By Practicing Harder) - Golf Digest - Feb. 2015

Can you name a sport where the practice isn’t more grueling than the competition?  

Primal Blueprint Podcast - Episode 74: Christoper Smith

Host Brad Kearns talks to cutting edge peak performance and athletic training expert Christopher Smith.  

Christopher Smith - World Record Speed Golfer Episode 03

In Episode #3 we spend some time with Christopher Smith World Record speed golfer, remarkable instructor and founder of 

Characters | Christopher Smith - Fall 2014 LINKS Magazine

Speed-golf champ Christopher Smith says playing 18 holes in under an hour is good for the game—and yours
By Jeff Neuman

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Chris is probably one of the more knowledgeable, well read golf instructors you’ll find out there and he’s got a very interesting story because he also happens to be the guy who holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest round of golf with the lowest score...

Want the secret to shooting lower scores? Play faster. Slow play doesn’t just make you want to kill the foursome in front of you. It also kills your game. Think you have to play slowly to play well? I recently shot 66 in 48 minutes, 30 seconds on the par 71, 6,500 yard Ghost Creek course at Pumpkin Ridge in Oregon with just six clubs.

Read the rest of Christopher’s “Breaking 100/90/80” Article in Golf Digest
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“18 Holes in 45 Minutes” from Wall Street Journal By John Paul Newport

What ‘slow’ players can learn from Christopher Smith, the world’s fastest speed golfer

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Golfweek: “Let’s play nine” by James Achenbach

Enough of the 14-club rule. I challenge all golfers to play with nine clubs.

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New Books Help Winter Fly By

Columnist Lorne Rubenstein writes “Golf is all about stories. It’s a privilege to write about the game, and, year after year, to enjoy the feast of books that writers around the globe produce”.

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Can’t Miss by Michael Ventre reviews PGA teaching professional Christopher Smith’s book “I’ve Got 99 Swing Thoughts but ‘Hit The Ball’ Ain’t One.”

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Pacific Northwest Golfer Magazine “The Need For Speed”

No limit for talented speed golfer by Jeff Shelley

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Japanese Speed Golf

Language: Japanese

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Always On the Go: A Speed Golf world-record holder, Christopher Smith stresses fast play with students

Is he a PGA Professional trapped in a runner’s body or vice versa? Smith will tell you he believes it is the former.

detail ; “Christopher Smith knows only one speed on the golf course – full speed”

Christopher Smith is a speed freak. It’s not like he races around the streets of Portland looking to race, but on the golf course, he is fast. If there is no one in front of him playing, Smith is the fastest golfer around.

detail ; “Nine is fine”

Smith carried six clubs in October 2005, when he shot the best round in the history of speed golf – a 5-under-par 65 in 44 minutes, 6 seconds at Chicago’s Jackson Park Golf Course.

detail ; “A Need for Speed”

In speed golf, a player runs between shots. He carries a limited number of clubs in a small bag. Divots are replaced, sand is raked, ball marks are fixed and rules are followed.

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