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TGJ Podcast 74

From Gamer to Golfer

A fresh look at junior golf instruction

Episode 74: From Gamer to Golfer The Golfer's Journal Podcast

Grip, stance, posture…yawn. Has junior instruction grown stale? Richard Franklin thinks so.

After 15 years of studying game design, Franklin brings a more playful approach to junior golf involving birds, eskimos and more unusual suspects. In his conversation with host Tom Coyne, the two unpack his unique teaching style while discussing game theories, adding more fun, and the importance of richer rewards. And for anyone who ever whispered “This putt is to win the Masters,” on the practice green—Franklin says you’ve been on the right track all along. 

Because hell, golf is just a game after all, right?

“If you are going to play golf for the long haul then you need a playful outlook, because it’s a maniacal game.”

Richard Franklin