Dusty Brian is a husband, father, and pastor in Austin, Texas, who also has a somewhat-unhealthy love for the game of golf. He started podcasting in 2020 with the Chasing Red Numbers podcast.
The motivation for this podcast is to be a resource for those golfers looking to improve, and who enjoy learning about some of the innovative products available to players today. Through these shows, we hope to encourage every player to get better by sharing the learning process, including both the failures and successes that we are experiencing.Perhaps you are a better player who is working on a certain aspect of your game; we would love to hear what you are working on and how's it going? Maybe you are getting lessons for the very first time (like our host!) and you want to help others who may be considering the same thing. We want to hear those stories! Send them in through our website, chasingrednumbers.com, or through our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages!Trackman lesson and the TopGolf experience:Topgolf is an enjoyable place to take friends, family, or co-workers... really anyone you want to spend some time with, while also getting to take some golf swings! You can check out some of what they have to offer on their YouTube channel. While Topgolf is fun, and can be used to scratch the "golf itch," practice time with a Trackman is much more profitable. I went to a local business (Rok Golf, Austin, Texas) that offers the opportunity to rent a hitting bay complete with Trackman launch monitor data and video swing recording. Trackman offers free sign-up through the mytrackman.com site, where the data collected from your Trackman session is available to view. The amount of data is crazy (What does Trackman track?). They also offer a helpful blog post about which numbers golfers should be paying attention to. Good stuff!MyGolfSpy Launch Monitor Review:We talked briefly about the review MyGolfSpy did last year of personal launch monitors, that are much closer to the average golfer's price range, with the Rapsodo MLM taking the top honor.Do you have one of these personal launch monitors, or possibly one that is not mentioned? Please let us know if it would be a benefit to others of us!PGA Tour and LPGA Tour News:Dustin Johnson capped a great 2019-2020 PGA Tour season by taking home the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup, along with $15 million. What did you think of the format for the final playoff event? Who's your pick to win Player of the Year?The 2020-2021 PGA Tour season starts THIS WEEK with the Safeway Open from the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, CA, where Cameron Champ is defending. Many are looking forward to the following week and the U.S. Open from Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.The LPGA Tour had an open week last week, as the ladies prepared for their second major tournament, the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA. Last year's champion, and world #1, Jin Young Ko (South Korea) will not be defending as she chose not to travel from South Korea to the United States. However, players ranked #2-#9 on the ladies world Rolex rankings will be in the field and it looks to be another great tournament, complete with hot temperatures!Podcast Suggestions:Check out the "Chasing Scratch" podcast with hosts Mike and Eli!One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is "The Fire Pit," a behind-the-scenes story-based podcast hosted by Matt Ginella. If you haven't already done so, head to chasingrednumbers.com where you can interact with the show, send us a comment, leave us a voicemail (right from your computer!), find our social media links, and subscribe to the show!
Our desire is to make Chasing Red Numbers a show that helps people get better at the game of golf and enjoy playing! In this first episode, we introduce our show, and you get to meet our host, Dusty Brian. Dusty shares a little of his personal golf story, and his desire to improve. Dusty wants to share his mistakes and successes so that we can all learn what might work for bringing our handicaps down.Professional Tour News:We recap Dustin Johnson's dominant win at the Northern Trust, where he jumped to the top of the FedExCup standings and regained the top spot in the World Golf Rankings. The PGA Tour shifts to Olympia Fields Country Club in suburban Chicago for the BMW Championship, the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs, with a field of the top 70 players in the FedExCup standings.Sophia Popov provided a wonderful story with her win at the AIG Women's Open this past weekend, finishing with a two shot victory in the major event held at Royal Troon. Previously, Popov had no official status on the LPGA Tour, and was ranked #304 in the world.Phil Mickelson won in his first PGA Tour Champions event, the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National. Phil eclipsed the field by four shots, finishing at 22 under after the three-day midweek event. It was fun to watch Phil seem to enjoy playing the game once again!Interesting Bits:Paul Sullivan wrote an article titled “Remote Controls” for his “Money Game” section in the most recent edition of Golf Magazine (article not posted yet online). This is a very interesting article about the use of “remote learning” or remote golf lessons through the use of video and mobile apps that you would pay for. He mentions Skillest, Swing AI, BOTH of which use video analysis by a teaching professional. Paul also references 18Birdies and Golfboost which both use artificial intelligence to analyze swing video that you would take with your phone or some camera and upload to the app. The idea of these kind of sites and apps is to ultimately lower your handicap. There are also a variety of teachers who have published their own websites and are usually subscription based (George Gankas is an example). Dusty also mentions the Golf Digest Schools site, filled with a variety of lessons for various parts of your game.What sites or apps have you tried that have either helped you, or that you would stay away from, or what kinds of golf training aids would you like for us to review and test out? Let us know!We briefly discussed another Golf Magazine article, this one from Andrew Tursky, about a recent Golf Datatech reporting that "golf equipment sales had a record-breaking month in July in the United States, recording the highest sales since the company started tracking data in 1997." This is good news for equipment manufacturers, resellers, and for golf in-general!How about you? Have your golf-related purchases gone up or down since March, when most of the Coronavirus mandates went into effect?Into the Future:In upcoming episodes, I will be evaluating the helpfulness of using a couple of local golf shops and their Trackman hitting bays and Foresight Sports launch monitors. Both of these businesses offer teaching professionals to help interpret the data these monitors are now making accessible to us, the average recreational player. I want to share with you how this technology helped my better understand the trouble-spots in my own swing, and review if this would be money well spent for you.Let us know if you have tried some of this tech-based instruction and how it helped you.If you haven't already done so, head to chasingrednumbers.com where you can interact with the show, send us a comment, find our social media links, and subscribe to the show!
Have you ever found yourself really wanting to get better at the game of golf, but because there are SO MANY different methods and inventions available, you don’t know where to start or what will work best for YOUR game? Chasing Red Numbers is all about trying to maximize your golf game by learning what might work, as well as what might not, when it comes to getting the best "bang for your golf buck." We also discuss the professional golf tours, the equipment manufacturers, and the state of the game we love.We want your input and your feedback, as well as your involvement in the show!Our first episodes are coming soon, so head to our website, www.chasingrednumbers.com, and subscribe on your favorite podcast app to make sure you listen to each show. While there, you can also find ways to contact the show through email and our social media, so don't be afraid to say "hello!"
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Apr 24th, 1974
Location
Austin, Texas, United States of America
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 hour, 29 minutes
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