The Emerging World of Competitive Putting | #890


890: Forget the windmills and clown’s mouth, indoor and outdoor 18 hole putting courses are popping up around the USA. Think: TopGolf meets bowling alleys meets putt-putt golf. Multiple entities are now creating ongoing competitions in these venues inviting players of all ages and abilities to compete for cash and prizes. Our guest is Brock Gillespie, who in addition to being the TV sideline reporter for the April 20, 2023 World Putting League competition, came out on top of the 2023 National Putting Tour Professional Tour. We discuss the growing trend and the different companies, including Tiger Woods, who are creating excitement with multiple themes, partners, locations and competitions. Check these sites out to learn where to go and when to compete. 
Brock’s teaching site 
Brock Gillespie’s Tour:
PopStroke’s Tour (Owned by Tiger Woods):
Putting World Scottsdale (World Putting Tour):
World Putting League (Gamble on Players):
Betting website

This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans #206, is #7 of 9 episodes featuring our conversations with Tony Manzoni who taught a very effective method of the golf swing that he learned from his years of intense studying what made Ben Hogan great. We discuss it in depth in this episode that is also available on our channel using an early video conference platform called Blab. This was a full decade before the world became comfortable with video conversation.   We first met Tony in 2009, and in the dozen or so times he was on the podcast with us, emails flooded in with more positive feedback than any other teacher featured. Tony’s book, The Lost Fundamental, One Simple Move, Better Golf Forever, which was out of print when he passed away, is once again available on Amazon including Kindle format. Tony’s video of the same name was also out of circulation, but can now be seen online. If you’d like to gain access please write to me directly via email [email protected] or clicking on the Hey Fred button at

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