Always FreyDay

Friday, September 23, 2022
Facebook Live Video from 2022/09/23 - Improve Your Game at Tee2Green

Facebook Live Video from 2022/09/23 - Improve Your Game at Tee2Green


2022/09/23 - Improve Your Game at Tee2Green

[NEW EPISODE] Improve Your Game at Tee2Green

Fridays 11:00am - 12:00pm (EDT)


Hear from an experienced golf professional who has done every job there is in the world of golf and is using his travels to provide the ideal golf experience to season players and aspiring amateurs. Listeners who mention the Always FreyDay radio show will get 1 free hour of simulator time at the new facility as well!


There is an amazing new indoor golf facility that can help with improving golf skills, and that is not all.  The relaxed and comfortable atmosphere helps the game of networking, special event planning, and corporate training too.  We are joined by Tom Brewer, Partner at Back Nine Golf LLC and General Manager of the new Tee2Green Indoor Golf Center in West Long Branch, New Jersey.  Tom and his team are dedicated to bringing fun and technology together in a state-of-the-art golf center that features Trackman golf simulators, SAM Putt Laboratory, golf shop, gaming area, lessons, clinics, and club fitting.  There are lots of ways to improve your game at Tee2Green, come check it out!

Show Notes

Segment 1

Segment 2

Segment 3

Segment 4


00:00:36.470 --> 00:01:03.269 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Well, hello there, planet Earth and Happy Friday, nice and refreshed for my weekend in Maine, and about ten pounds heavier. It's a Friday, and it's always Friday with me, Stephen Fry or Smb. Guy. I see. Why am I, or in case you missed it? Smb. Stands for small and medium sized business. For the last twenty years I've been a consultant for Sms. A voice and a sounding board for business leaders advocating on their behalf, their employees to,

00:01:03.280 --> 00:01:05.629 I believe, very strongly, everybody

00:01:05.640 --> 00:01:35.609 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and sharing stories providing perspectives and creating connection. So every single Friday you can find me here on talk radio and Nyc. Doing that, lending what is left of my mind and my voice to this radio show. Right interview. Smb: leaders and their trusted advisors. One thing that I've noticed over the years everybody that some of the best thought leadership for S. And B's actually happens on Friday right about that time we feel the freedom of the weekend. However, we're all so anxious to start the week

00:01:35.620 --> 00:01:45.639 and get our Dolphin and our drinks, and all of that these crucial pearls of wisdom they're often overlooked. They're forgotten in favor of the fun, weekend activities and the freedom from work

00:01:45.650 --> 00:02:14.459 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: here on the show. We take advantage of that weekend freedom and clarity, and we discuss popular topics that are on the minds of business leaders and their trusted advisors. Once again the name of the show, not just to play on words. Everybody. My last name means free in German. So a little bit of badness Today's episode of always Friday is brought to you by Sda wealth strategies. We seek financial services, firm located in Hudson Valley, New York. Personal wealth, management, and comprehensive business solutions is what they do.

00:02:14.470 --> 00:02:19.990 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Sda stands for simplifying financial lives, designing financial strategies,

00:02:20.000 --> 00:02:48.580 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: advocating to implement that Sda offers a concierge experience for individuals and businesses. The firm's highest priority once again is to advocate on behalf of their client's best interests, empowering them to be consciously proactive and to thrive today, tomorrow, and beyond to learn more visit Sda wealth strategies. Com my wife turned forty this past weekend. We had a blasting in August, Maine, sunny New England, where my special guest actually has spent some time today.

00:02:48.590 --> 00:03:03.760 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I would highly recommend it for all of you out there in the Nyc Metro area. If you've never been to to augment or your beach, or anything like that it's freaking beautiful, and the food is unbelievable. I tried to have my best to have lobster with every meal that I had up there.

00:03:03.770 --> 00:03:27.000 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I got to see some old friends from college who is actually responsible for introducing me to my special guest today, so very excited for this discussion. Very timely conversation. Today we're going to be talking about improving your game at t two Green. The concept of kaisen or continuous improvement is one that many Smbs can and should identify with

00:03:27.010 --> 00:03:56.690 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and similar vein everybody One place that a lot of folks want to experience. Continuous improvement, myself included, is on the golf course. Now, we're not just talking about golf skills here, since most can agree that a lot of times business actually gets done on the golf course. Well, at least occasionally, monkey business, real business, whatever you want. We're talking about improving the game of networking, special event planning, and maybe even some corporate training, too. Lots of ways to improve game at a facility like the one we're going to discuss today

00:03:56.990 --> 00:04:14.900 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: our special guest in his new venture. They're dedicated to bringing fun and technology together in a state of the Art golf center, featuring track and golf simulators. The Sam Putt laboratory, which I actually had a chance to try out golf shop, a gaming area lessons, Clinics Club fitting and let's face it. Fun.

00:04:14.910 --> 00:04:43.610 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Talk is cheap. We're on the show Here, talk radio and Nyc: We don't want this to just be talk. The goal here is, Let's use some insight on the business landscape and create more impact on Monday. That's what we're about. It's far too often these days where the businesses are focused on the product or the technology itself. The trackman, if you will. That's going to solve all of their problems. There's no shiny new mouse trap or magic wand that's going to do that. One consistent thing out there. Products change every day, and everything we do

00:04:43.750 --> 00:04:53.100 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: you have to have the right people around you first, and execute a good process to get to where you want to go. Not about the product first, especially if you want to improve your golf game.

00:04:53.590 --> 00:05:09.759 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: So, in the spirit of surrounding yourself with the right people, I have one of my favorite people from the golfing world. Odd with me here today. Our guest is Tom Brewer, partner at back nine golf and general manager at the New T. To Green indoor golf center.

00:05:09.770 --> 00:05:24.940 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Tom has a ridiculous extensive playing history in Junior College as well as the professional world. He is a member of the Skinmore College Athletic Hall of Fame and a former Massachusetts player of the year.

00:05:24.950 --> 00:05:37.509 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Uh, after multiple decades of management experience in the golf industry at clubs like Liberty National Golf Club, Bayon Golf Club, Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, and the Doral resort

00:05:38.130 --> 00:06:06.089 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Brewer, has brought his extensive knowledge and love of the game to this new venture, which very excited. About back nine golf is an indoor golf company that was founded in twenty, twenty, one by five golf obsessed Mammoth County, New Jersey residents. They got together during the Covid lockdown and brought together a bunch of stories and collective experiences, discussions of many tour events. One president of a prominent local club, a former local club champion, just a whole bunch of golf nuts.

00:06:06.100 --> 00:06:26.239 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: They asked themselves just how hungry for golf their friends, coworkers, family. Anybody in the immediate vicinity was well with nearly every local club on the waitlist and the fine local county courses busting at the seams. The answer became obvious. People After nearly two years of finding the perfect place, planning and building T. To dream

00:06:26.250 --> 00:06:55.769 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: is finally open. Maybe the new West Long Branch, New Jersey location is the official training facility for Mammoth University golf also partnered with with the first T. Jersey shore, and girls golf very excited to learn more about. We aim to grow the golf game through partnerships, and to be an active and positive influence in the communities being served. Tom and his partners have a goal to open centers that appeal to all levels of golfers and young golfers alike in the perfect place for a party or an event,

00:06:55.780 --> 00:07:18.040 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: corporate or otherwise. Tom is the man with a much better handicap than me. He is the perfect person to chat with. About all of this. We're going to discuss my favorite questions revolving around movies, Tv and music which we're gonna have some fun with joining me from the headquarters of T to Green right here in Mammoth County, where I have lost many dozens of golf balls due to a lack of talent.

00:07:18.050 --> 00:07:19.030 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Tom.

00:07:19.110 --> 00:07:21.389 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Welcome to the show, brother! So good to see you here.

00:07:21.400 --> 00:07:24.549 Tom Brewer: Wow! Thank you, Steve. What an amazing introduction

00:07:24.560 --> 00:07:25.590 Tom Brewer: It's what I appreciate.

00:07:25.600 --> 00:07:29.270 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: That's what I do, baby. I t it up. You like what I did There, I tee it up.

00:07:29.280 --> 00:07:31.689 Tom Brewer: It's great to be here. Um,

00:07:31.700 --> 00:07:49.880 Tom Brewer: yeah t to Green, I mean. Wow! What an experience, you know, coming out of the pandemic, you know Everything was shut down, and that included indoor golf. Um, even the golf course I was working. I was shut down briefly. So during this time we're all sort of kicking around, and

00:07:49.890 --> 00:08:08.469 Tom Brewer: we realized, Hey, there's not enough places to go hit inside, because every place was full. It was literally, you know, one of the few joys in life, for a lot of people was going to hitting balls at their lunch break or when it was raining. They can go inside or just come in and use the technology, using the track men working on their game. So

00:08:08.490 --> 00:08:19.339 Tom Brewer: you know, just by chance I met through a former employee of mine. He he started one of the first golf simulators in Manhattan. Five are in golf, and so through that connection,

00:08:19.640 --> 00:08:35.319 Tom Brewer: through that connection I met these guys that were down, and that lived in my county, and you know everyone loves golf. You're all both, obsessed guys, and we figured. Let's open our own place. But let's do one that's bigger and better, and just

00:08:35.330 --> 00:08:42.870 Tom Brewer: more of everything that you want so bigger. We have a trackmans here. We're at a twelve thousand square foot facility.

00:08:42.950 --> 00:08:54.790 Tom Brewer: You know, state of the art technology of the tract in the Sam Podding lab which you you show me your stroke. I mean, there's really nothing we have to do there. Just get you in a tournament. Really,

00:08:54.800 --> 00:09:11.570 Tom Brewer: Thanks. Appreciate it In a descent of the technology. We wanted a place to be fun. So there's video games on site. There's Ping Pong. There's cornhole. There's lounges where you can. Just you know we actually have a book full of a book. We have a library full of golf books, so

00:09:11.580 --> 00:09:25.160 Tom Brewer: it's a lost art sitting down and reading a book. But you know people have sort of enjoyed being able to look through most of it some of the stuff, from what I was planning a lot of my golf psychology books which I would read hundreds of times over and over again.

00:09:25.510 --> 00:09:38.730 Tom Brewer: And so it gives you a whole experience other than coming in. Dropping your bag, getting balls into a screen, not really knowing what the numbers are, and then leaving. So we're sort of, you know, trying to cater to that. In addition to that, we are,

00:09:39.090 --> 00:09:56.379 Tom Brewer: you know we're in a big, a big facility. We have a huge putting green here. You can put it there. You can put fifty footers here and actually work on your potty and shipping in the winter time, which is incredible. Forty three percent of shots take place inside one hundred yards.

00:09:56.660 --> 00:10:06.299 Tom Brewer: I would say more than that. The higher your handicap goes up. There's a lot of, you know, four and five shots from inside one hundred. When you're shooting over ninety or one hundred, So

00:10:06.520 --> 00:10:08.089 Tom Brewer: it's for reminding me.

00:10:08.100 --> 00:10:12.090 Tom Brewer: Yeah, Sorry about that. Maybe a little less for you. But uh,

00:10:12.770 --> 00:10:29.299 Tom Brewer: we're We're trying to be a lot of things, and we've partnered with some great people so far, I mean, i'm with athletics. That's a that's a great great relationship to just I mean just last Friday we started. We've had the men and the women's teams in here, and they've all just been blown away with the space,

00:10:29.310 --> 00:10:41.930 Tom Brewer: you know. Ah! Our facility, I would argue, is better than the State universities facility of Ruckers. I've been there seeing that we have a lot of the same technology. But we just have, I think, just a better environment for it.

00:10:42.100 --> 00:10:55.770 Tom Brewer: And the kids yesterday were were just blown away. They they were like, I guess that's my new living room now. So you know, we're just so excited to let the kids have a chance to practice and play with all the technology and bring their games up to a higher level,

00:10:56.240 --> 00:11:08.480 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I mean you know me having daughters like it's music to my ears. I had most of my time I spent at the dance studio, and if I could get them in here to learn a little bit of golf and have some fun with it.

00:11:08.550 --> 00:11:10.630 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Nothing would make me happy here

00:11:11.840 --> 00:11:13.190 Tom Brewer: absolutely

00:11:13.200 --> 00:11:14.310 Tom Brewer: because

00:11:14.420 --> 00:11:24.760 Tom Brewer: i'm excited for you to talk to everybody about some of the method and the madness that revolves around this, particularly even the golf psychology man. I feel like I could do a whole episode with. You

00:11:24.770 --> 00:11:28.989 Tom Brewer: have hours to go on that. Sit down and go through a Hypno secession.

00:11:29.000 --> 00:11:36.190 Tom Brewer: Yeah. Well, if you could hypnotize me into being a two handy cat. That would be really nice, too. But we can do that. Yeah,

00:11:36.200 --> 00:11:37.670 Tom Brewer: we didn't know.

00:11:38.280 --> 00:11:40.489 Tom Brewer: We can arrange a staff member for that. Don't worry.

00:11:41.600 --> 00:11:52.279 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Well, we're going to get a little bit into that. We come back from this break with my men, Tom Brewer, partner at back nine golf and general manager at the new t-a-green facility in Long Branch, New Jersey stay with us.

00:11:53.950 --> 00:11:54.990 Top.

00:11:55.280 --> 00:11:56.590 Are you a business owner?

00:11:56.600 --> 00:11:58.189 You want to be a business owner.

00:11:58.200 --> 00:11:59.889 Do you work with business owners?

00:11:59.900 --> 00:12:15.119 I'm Stephen, fry your small and Medium-sized business, or Smb go, and i'm the host of the New show always Friday. While I love to have fun on my show, we take those Friday feelings of freedom and clarity to discuss popular topics in the minds of Smps today.

00:12:15.130 --> 00:12:21.369 Please join me at my various special guests on Friday at eleven A. M. On talk Radio. Nyc:

00:12:22.490 --> 00:12:23.520 it's

00:12:23.650 --> 00:12:25.940 you a conscious Co-creator,

00:12:25.950 --> 00:12:30.100 you on a quest to raise your vibration and your consciousness,

00:12:30.320 --> 00:12:39.969 Sam Webo, it's your conscious consultant, and on my show, the conscious consultant hour of the weakening humanity. We will touch upon all these topics and more.

00:12:40.200 --> 00:12:45.679 Listen. Live at our new time on Thursdays, at twelve noon, Eastern,

00:12:46.630 --> 00:12:52.910 the Conscious consultant, our awakening humanity. Thursday's twelve noon on talk radio.

00:12:59.120 --> 00:13:13.090 Are you on edge, hey? We live in challenging edge of time. So let's lead in. I'm standard bargeman, the host of the edge of every day, which airs each Monday at seven P. M. Eastern time on talk radio, Dot Nyc.

00:13:13.100 --> 00:13:28.970 You in live with me and my friends and colleagues as we share stories of perspectives about pushing mound rates and exploring our rough edges. That's the end of every day on Mondays at seven Pm Eastern time on top. Radio, Dot: Nyc:

00:13:31.090 --> 00:13:36.149 You are listening to talk radio, Nyc: uplift, educate, and

00:14:08.660 --> 00:14:38.649 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: welcome back everybody. It's Friday. It's always Friday. It's me, Steve Fry your Smb Guy We're chatting with my Buddy Tom Brewer, partner at back nine golf and General Manager of the New T-d Green, indoor Golf Center in West Long branch New Jersey. Awesome spot. You guys have to check this place out now. It's officially open before we get into the method behind Tom's madness at the new facility. This is the part, Tom, where I usually sit out by my fire pit and give a quick perspective. But since I had such beautiful scenery, and i'll go.

00:14:38.660 --> 00:14:43.389 Tom Brewer: I'm gonna I'm gonna give you my perspective from you know, sitting right by the shoreline There,

00:14:43.400 --> 00:14:45.589 Tom Brewer: I've actually been there. I've been there. That's fine.

00:14:45.600 --> 00:14:47.690 Tom Brewer: I believe you marginal way, baby.

00:14:47.700 --> 00:14:48.490 Tom Brewer: That's right.

00:14:48.500 --> 00:15:08.290 Tom Brewer: But the the whole idea with this, you know it's not necessarily about becoming a pro golfer unless it is for you if you're trying to really, really sharpen your game. This is an awesome facility to do it in. But I've been playing golf for you know thirty, two years now, and I I still suck, which is disheartening. But I like to have fun, and that's one of the biggest things. If i'm not having.

00:15:08.300 --> 00:15:24.219 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I'm not making money, but two of the biggest lessons that I've learned along the way with with golfing. Not that I have any in any way, shape or for, and Tom able to teach anyone how to do anything positive with golf. But when people I go out with, if it's really like, they're green, and it's their first time. I'm like

00:15:24.230 --> 00:15:28.990 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: two biggest things to remember. Keep your head down and don't swing too hard

00:15:29.000 --> 00:15:47.229 Tom Brewer: and have fun and really similar advice to be given to most Smb owners out there, including you with your new venture. There's you know, a lot of this That's you're getting things moving. You gotta keep your head down. Don't. Swing too hard for the fences right away with what you're doing and build up the reputation and everything. But

00:15:47.240 --> 00:15:55.789 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: the method, part of the show, the science behind what you do, what you do, and how you're doing it, how you're going to market for it. Lay it on us. I love the concept we all need to know about it.

00:15:55.800 --> 00:16:03.070 Tom Brewer: Yeah. So the method part is, we've built state of the air facilities. We have one open right now,

00:16:04.240 --> 00:16:12.009 Tom Brewer: catered everyone. So you know part of opening these places is finding the right space. So that took us a long time to get

00:16:12.030 --> 00:16:28.919 Tom Brewer: get into a proper area That gives you a sense of freedom when you walk in, and that's big enough to do actual recreational activities. The Pga and the Pj. Management program for indoor golf they have. They run a whole. It's a whole course they teach now.

00:16:28.930 --> 00:16:47.200 Tom Brewer: Um, and part of it is that you need an indoor area that's that's big enough for to do it exercise. So we we sort of wanted to have something that was big enough where kids could stretch out, run around and do that. So that was that was part of our, you know, finding the right location. Then. The next part is,

00:16:47.210 --> 00:17:02.609 Tom Brewer: you know, taking the right, the right equipment to go in here, you know. We We went through all the simulator companies, all the putting companies, and you know through much discussion, back and forth we sort of decided on. Hey, what are the guys on tour using? That's That's You know

00:17:02.970 --> 00:17:17.990 Tom Brewer: the best fit for everyone. So that's how we came up with our sandpot lab and and track man's based in Denmark, Sam's based in Germany. And so it's been. It's been awesome. To just use the technology that you know you'll see

00:17:18.000 --> 00:17:37.539 Tom Brewer: a good percentage of pga torpedoes i'm not sure what the actual number it is. Probably two-thirds walk around with track, then in a back back. Then they always hit balls for the coaches or the cat. He just looked at them. Um! The true spirit of connecting the dots with the method part of the show here and the science behind what you do. Doesn't Sam? Stand for science and motion.

00:17:37.550 --> 00:17:50.220 Tom Brewer: It does. Yeah, science and motion. So it's the science of the motion of the potter, and it gives you, you know, a great information. But there's only so much you can do with that information. You need someone who's capable of,

00:17:50.230 --> 00:18:06.090 Tom Brewer: you know. Figure it out, hey? Your butter is the one you know. The balance is wrong. The law is coming off too, too crazy. So yeah, when I when I tried this thing out and you were, and you were standing right behind me, giving the perspective. I I love it. I know somebody's trying to talk to you right now.

00:18:06.100 --> 00:18:31.629 Tom Brewer: Yeah, but but but that was the most I mean look. It was so super cool to see the technology with it, and to watch the trajectory of how the pup was going and everything but you, giving me the perspective, you know, was was the most valuable part. So again, having the right people around you to give the perspective as part of the process. It's it's huge. And going through the putter selection deal. I went through myself a couple of years ago, and I,

00:18:31.640 --> 00:18:41.539 Tom Brewer: you know you have a couple of brands that you have listed here. Beta Nardi was one of them that I was looking at really seriously, and I ended up not going with it. I I feel like i'm taking myself in. The

00:18:41.550 --> 00:18:45.789 Tom Brewer: we'll get you in. We'll get, you know. We'll see we can get you fitted for the right. But

00:18:45.800 --> 00:19:00.699 Tom Brewer: Yeah, equipment is a lot of it, too. You know. We have a full pro shop in here. We'll have a club fitter. So if you need clubs, we can have recommendation for different ones right now. We have accounts with Taylor made Cleveland's Rickson.

00:19:00.710 --> 00:19:06.149 Tom Brewer: We're looking to get entitled, and Wilson as well. So that's starting to round out our golf shop.

00:19:06.200 --> 00:19:26.110 Tom Brewer: And you know part of the method is having the right team of people around Youtube. So we're sort of in the process now of firing some staff as far as teaching pros and just General Staff. But you know, we're basically a winter business. We're going to be our busy times of November through April in the the season.

00:19:26.120 --> 00:19:29.399 Tom Brewer: Uh, it's sort of over to to be outside so

00:19:29.480 --> 00:19:30.770 Tom Brewer: um

00:19:30.880 --> 00:19:52.129 Tom Brewer: so many things that I want to kick around with you about all of this for a second.

00:19:52.140 --> 00:19:59.190 Tom Brewer: I personally, I only feel comfortable with a blade putter like having the mallet or the other ones, or whatever like.

00:19:59.200 --> 00:20:06.890 Tom Brewer: Talk to me about how you go about fitting somebody like for the different types of the types of style of butter there are nowadays, right?

00:20:06.900 --> 00:20:24.290 Tom Brewer: Yeah, there's you know, seven or eight general models of putter right. The one you're talking about is Blade potter, which is straight straight across the ballot. Potters are thicker. They have some sort of can be a circle behind it, or a triangle, or it could even be, you know, sort of it looks like a fang. Right?

00:20:24.300 --> 00:20:31.499 Tom Brewer: Yeah, it was gonna say I have one of those it all comes down to when we put you on the potty machine.

00:20:31.510 --> 00:20:49.240 Tom Brewer: It shows you your stroke. So most strokes are not straight back and straight through. Everyone has a little bit of loop to the inside or to the outside, and even the best players on tour. When they're winning they're going to have a little inside or outside, or occasionally you'll have to get a guy that straight back straight through. So based on your stroke style,

00:20:49.250 --> 00:21:03.879 Tom Brewer: If you're going to the inside or to the outside when you take the potter away certain balances of the potter are going to are going to affect the way the ball rolls. So if you're a straight back straight through Guy, you want a potter that hangs flat when you hold it by the shaft.

00:21:03.970 --> 00:21:14.989 Tom Brewer: Right? So the putter face points right to the sky. This is the butterfly here. If you have arc to your swing inside to inside. You want the to to hang down. You want the club face to be hanging down.

00:21:15.000 --> 00:21:20.769 Tom Brewer: So those are. That's the basic potter-fitting issues as far as

00:21:20.930 --> 00:21:37.710 Tom Brewer: Ah, the face balance. That's one aspect. The other is the length of the potter. So if your potter's too long. You're not going to be standing in the right position. Most people play with too long of a potter, so they never get the chance to sort of hunch over and get their eyes directly over the ball, which is where

00:21:37.720 --> 00:21:49.589 Tom Brewer: um you know they'll teach you any. Any golf bro anywhere will tell you. You need to pot with your five, your eyes directly over the ball. That gives you a good, a better sense of where you're aiming, and you can. You'll make more pots that way.

00:21:49.600 --> 00:21:53.990 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: And thanks for reminding me of that, because I know I was blatantly screwing that up when I got on the right.

00:21:54.000 --> 00:22:03.789 Tom Brewer: Yeah, I think that's all. You. Your eyes are on the inside of the ball. Um, but that's why we're here. So if you're a really serious golfer and you're looking to improve your handicap. We have everything

00:22:03.800 --> 00:22:20.989 Tom Brewer: Pj. To our pro to come in here for a full twelve hour session, and do everything they needed to do. And so that's we have that cover. And then on on the flip side of that, if you have kids and you want to get them into golf. Trapman has a bunch of awesome. Yeah, there's a kid there. I know that kids.

00:22:21.000 --> 00:22:26.859 Tom Brewer: Yeah, he's he's actually here. So

00:22:27.400 --> 00:22:42.489 Tom Brewer: there's all these games that are similar to There's a top golf style game that's on track. Then it's a bullseye. There's a thing called the Magic Pond, which is every kid that's come into the center has love the magic pond. You can just a shot, no matter where it goes. As long as you make contact with the ball.

00:22:42.500 --> 00:22:56.069 Tom Brewer: It goes out into a magical bond and a little character pops up, and we collect the character so it's sort of like pokemon plus golf in a fantasy. Video: game environment sounds like something they'd latch on to pretty quickly,

00:22:56.080 --> 00:23:05.819 Tom Brewer: I mean, within five seconds the kids are like, Oh, my gosh! This is great they get to pick their character. And then the great part about the kids. The learning in here is that there is tons

00:23:05.830 --> 00:23:20.440 Tom Brewer: of stuff to do when they get tired. Kids attention. Span can be five to fifteen minutes when they're learning that's generally it Occasionally you'll get a tiger woods in there, you know we can sit there for four, five, eight hours and watch through that swing and become the greatest player in the world. Everyone else

00:23:20.450 --> 00:23:26.019 Tom Brewer: try to develop, you know, basic skills, grip stance, alignment, and have fun if they're not having fun.

00:23:26.030 --> 00:23:43.489 Tom Brewer: Any golf pro will tell you, you know, if Fun Isn't focused on the early part of development of the game. The kids don't they don't last. So if you're just drilling them on positions and saying feedback every time, that's not How it goes When a kid you can tell they get disinterested, hey? It's time to go through the feedbacks, hey?

00:23:43.500 --> 00:24:00.650 Tom Brewer: Hey? Let's go play pac-man or Hey, you ever play golden tea? Let's go. So you know, with with all those things in mind, it's so. It's just a a great spot to learn. And furthermore, there's areas for the parents to just hang out and let the kids do their thing on the putting. You know, there's nothing better than watching your kids

00:24:00.660 --> 00:24:13.480 Tom Brewer: figure out how to get the ball into the hole, even if it's. You know this far away. The joy that these kids receive when they're tapping in a one footer. You know it's it's enough to to make your day. So So that's

00:24:13.490 --> 00:24:43.480 Tom Brewer: my my grandfather was. What about me? Into the golfing world and my first set of clubs. Just so, i'm just thinking about the other Kid's stories versus the you know, just the fitting story we were just talking about my first set of clubs was one of the sets that my grandfather had. He took a hack song like, Put him down and re-grip them and everything, and it's just like, yeah, maybe this short little bag with them. And i'm like I was so happy nowadays like there's so much science behind fitting people with clubs, no matter who they are, it's like. But if they're growing and constantly changing it,

00:24:43.490 --> 00:24:53.239 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: they actually take an interest in that, like for Tommy as an example, your son, who I put a picture up of back here at the range, like if he's what for now?

00:24:53.250 --> 00:24:54.990 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Three, three, so like,

00:24:55.000 --> 00:25:02.120 Yeah, now versus like two, three years from now versus two, three years from then, like it's got to be a whole science behind it.

00:25:02.130 --> 00:25:20.210 Tom Brewer: No, yeah, it is um. The The adult fitting is very technical, and there's all sorts of different, you know. There's hundreds of shafts that are out there. Um, depending on the way you swing you can. You know you can easily add ten to twenty yards to Someone's drive just by switching clubs and changing the head.

00:25:20.220 --> 00:25:32.789 Tom Brewer: And for kids. It's pretty much. It's been an old standard. The clubs that you had, by the way, were way too stiff for you. So when you cut the shaft in half like that. It changes the whole dynamic of it. It's really cutting. I believe you is all that right

00:25:32.800 --> 00:25:45.390 Tom Brewer: that we cut an inch of a baseball bat. It's gonna react it. And even to this day I feel like I I I do better with really like heavier clubs. Yeah. So you. You have that feeling about the heavy club.

00:25:45.400 --> 00:25:58.649 Tom Brewer: Yeah. Nowadays the the kids clubs are actually super light. They're they're designed for different height. Basically There's no real. You don't really get a real set of clubs until you're nine or ten or eleven, and those would be cut down lighter shafts and all that. But

00:25:58.750 --> 00:26:06.179 Tom Brewer: yeah, I mean, the kids part is is key here, you know, on the weekends Here we have a lot of families that come in, and you,

00:26:06.270 --> 00:26:09.189 Tom Brewer: you know they have a They have a blast. It's a

00:26:09.210 --> 00:26:28.509 Tom Brewer: It's a good way to to golf, and then also there's no pressure, you know. I know a lot of people feel pressure when they're on the golf course their family, even even with business golf, too. That's um, you know, if you're if you're not a great golfer. But, hey, you're a great businessman. It can be humbling to be out there, and you know. Have them to.

00:26:33.620 --> 00:26:51.760 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Oh, man, I think We lost Tom for just a moment there, but it's okay, because it's time to take a break. Once again we will be right back with my men. Tom Brewer, a partner at back nine golf and general manager of the New T. To green Facility in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Stay with us. Everybody

00:26:53.280 --> 00:27:20.109 about the conversation around racism. Hi! Come, Reverend Dr. Tlc. Host of the dismantled Racism show which airs every Thursday at eleven A. M. Eastern on talk Radio Dot Nyc join me and my amazing guest. As we discussed ways to uncover dismantle to eradicate racism. That's Thursday. At eleven o'clock A. M. On talk radio Dot. Nyc.

00:27:23.450 --> 00:27:28.690 Are you a small business trying to navigate the Covid? Nineteen related employment laws?

00:27:28.700 --> 00:27:35.490 Hello, I'm. Eric Saford, employment law business law attorney and host of the new radio show employment law. Today,

00:27:35.500 --> 00:27:49.079 on my show we'll have guests to discuss the common employment life challenges, Business owners are facing during these trying times tune in on Tuesday things from five Pm. To six P. M Eastern time on and talk radio dot nyc

00:27:49.470 --> 00:27:51.380 he's

00:27:52.530 --> 00:27:53.670 he's

00:27:54.870 --> 00:28:04.669 Hey, Buddy Tommy Dean, a non-profit sector connector coming at you from my attic each week here on top ratings that Nyc: I host the program for

00:28:04.680 --> 00:28:18.880 non-profits in contrast each and every day, and it's my focus and open. Amplify their message and tell their story. Listen: Each week at ten Am.

00:28:19.950 --> 00:28:28.250 You're listening to talk radio and wide seat at Www. Radio now broadcasting from twenty four.

00:28:28.290 --> 00:28:29.359 It's the day.

00:28:54.270 --> 00:29:16.040 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Welcome back to always. Friday with me, Stephen Frog, Smb. Guy. We are back with my man Tom Brewer Parker at back nine golf at General Manager at the Green Indoor Golf Center in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Don dropped off there for a second, and I was busy with my space oddity, impression, going ground. And

00:29:16.050 --> 00:29:45.089 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I know you've been excited to get into the madness part. I want to pick up where we were, what we were just talking about, because it's a perfect segue into the madness. The idea of, you know, being a fairly decent business person and being able to to hold a room and talk the game, and really know your craft. But then getting out on the golf course might bring with it a whole bunch of pressure, that you might not necessarily feel the same way in in a facility like T. Degree. And that's not, but not the least of which

00:29:45.100 --> 00:29:57.190 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: you might not be getting pressure from your significant other, especially if you have the children with you, it's another thing to look at, man. You might not be getting busted up by the wife.

00:29:57.200 --> 00:30:09.819 Tom Brewer: Yeah, a lot. A lot of wives that have come in here have said, Oh, this this is a lot nicer than I thought it was going to be. So that's a a common thing, and that's a good thing. But yeah, back to what we're sort of talking about as far as

00:30:09.830 --> 00:30:27.829 Tom Brewer: uh being on the course, and you know, not being the best golfer, and how this is an advantage to that is, you know, if you're not playing well, you're generally off to the sides with your group. You're in the woods. You're ten yards off the T. You're looking in the pond for your ball. You're not getting a lot of facetime with your clients, or whatever is going on.

00:30:27.840 --> 00:30:47.359 Tom Brewer: It could be your team, you know you could be out to a team building event, and it's not the best situation, because you're literally more focused on the game as opposed to the relationships that go along with the game. And at a place like this there's no better place to get facetime, and with actual clients wild golf, you know it's

00:30:47.770 --> 00:30:56.229 Tom Brewer: it's very rare that you can actually spend a couple hours with someone on a golf course talking about something, and at this place you have, you know you have plenty of time

00:30:56.320 --> 00:31:01.310 Tom Brewer: to actually interact with your clients. And

00:31:01.540 --> 00:31:18.990 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: furthermore, you can have a few beers while you're doing it, too. It's a very laid back environment. You know it's a by o spot. Every every day has its own bridge. Um, and so it's you know I've had several people come in and say, i'm done playing regular golf. I've just been here with my guys, because

00:31:19.000 --> 00:31:27.030 Tom Brewer: me it allows me to. You know they're like a thumb done. But you know, as far as taking people out, it's less expensive, and it's more fun

00:31:27.270 --> 00:31:42.390 Tom Brewer: Who doesn't want to throw a bean bag in between hitting shots, or you know, when you're done you can cut and shit for a while. You can play golden tea for hours. You know. That's another aspect of the whole experience here is when you're done with the simulator you're welcome to stay until we close,

00:31:42.470 --> 00:31:56.239 Tom Brewer: you know. Work on the potty and work on the chipping. You can um play ping pong for five hours if you want. You know we're here. It's a fun environment. It's sort of It's got a team room aspect to it of being on a on a big University

00:31:56.250 --> 00:32:11.289 Tom Brewer: golf team, right? A lot of the big I mean. You see, the Oklahoma states the world, the Arizona States. Those big schools have amazing golf centers that are very similar to what we have here with games and stuff to do. In addition to the top of the line technology.

00:32:11.300 --> 00:32:25.360 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I know there was a lot of support for the the fridges in each of the the dragon days. What are your What are your testimonials? Said? This place is amazing. The bays are huge comfy couches, and or bar tables and private fridges for your drinks in each bay.

00:32:25.370 --> 00:32:37.509 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: It's more than a golf, c. In place which I one hundred percent agree. Big screen Tvs everywhere, enormous pudding and chipping green very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. This place got it right? Can't wait to come back? Which bodes the question,

00:32:37.560 --> 00:33:05.930 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: What are What are some of the things that places have really gotten wrong with this because I personally, there was one like I live in Manhattan, in Mamma County. You live in home, Bell. This is West Long Branch, like cool, cool areas. Golf is a big thing. There was an indoor facility that wasn't far from my house. I granted it was more like a one thousand five hundred square foot place than a twelve thousand square foot place, but it didn't last, and a bunch of those things that I've seen popped up had it lasted. Give us a little bit of your perspective on the madness there.

00:33:05.990 --> 00:33:25.619 Tom Brewer: Well, to to last in this business you need a product that people want to go back to, you know, and in the beginning the technology was enough to get people to go and hit. But after a while you get tired of the same thing over and over again, and there's really no other, no other action going on There's There's no

00:33:25.630 --> 00:33:40.889 Tom Brewer: a lot of these other places that started the reason why we're so big is because everyone else was so small. You felt sort of crammed, and you had the ceilings a ten or twelve-foot ceiling was adequate to swing into, but sort of felt like I was gonna hit the ceiling,

00:33:40.900 --> 00:33:57.030 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: you know, and we did extensive research. We went everywhere before we, you know, put with the plans, you know, in action, and you know, with space between the hitting areas. So our days are four or five be wider than anywhere else that that's around right now.

00:33:57.040 --> 00:34:06.300 Tom Brewer: So you have a real a sense of. There's a social aspect of it going on in addition to the golf, the golf aspect,

00:34:06.310 --> 00:34:15.100 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and I would also add to all of that that you know. Years ago, when they had these smaller facilities, one thousand five hundred, two thousand square foot, et cetera.

00:34:15.110 --> 00:34:31.410 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: And then you had the pandemic right about the time you guys were chicking around ideas, I mean. I can't tell you how many people I know around this area. Were just like I'm researching putting a simulator in my basement. So you can't really depend on the product and the technology. Then you have to have

00:34:31.420 --> 00:34:41.089 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: good people a good process kind of coupled with it, you know. I'm very big on that. So there's a lot to be said for the way that you guys are doing it, and why it's a big differentiator.

00:34:41.100 --> 00:34:59.810 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yes, yeah, Staff is a big is a big thing. Obviously, i'm running the place so you know I can't get better than that. Um, I agree. Ah! And you know we're right. Now we're reaching out. We We have a couple of pros on staff that are, and we're developing lesson plans for the the and kids, clinics and all that stuff. We'll be hosting

00:34:59.820 --> 00:35:07.950 Tom Brewer: events as time goes on for the first t here, and we're looking forward to having them here in the wintertime as well.

00:35:08.100 --> 00:35:37.970 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Let's talk a little bit about the weeds, which I don't believe you've started yet. I know you're planning to kick it all shortly. But that's another thing that some of those places did that was supposed to be a big draw. Got some steam. It started to lose them after a while, because of some of the reasons we've already discussed. I see leagues being something that's huge and a blast here, not for a bunch of different reasons. The first one that comes to mind is when you're not if you're not actively hitting or participating, There's some other things

00:35:37.980 --> 00:35:54.529 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: that you could be, even if you get not that of some type of tournament you could be a loser's lounge where there's another party going on. Totally. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, it's set up. The Leagues are set up to be super fun and social um right now. We're doing a Tuesday league for the fall runs for seven weeks. Um!

00:35:54.540 --> 00:36:04.509 Tom Brewer: The difference between our leagues and other leagues. Other leagues who go in. You play, you play around, and it can be on either night, and there's no real head to head competition. So ours is.

00:36:04.520 --> 00:36:23.030 Tom Brewer: It's a weekly League there's a different format every league, so one one week is scramble, the next would be best, all points, so on and so forth, so that the it changes every week, which is nice. You're not just playing the same format. And then, furthermore, the first five weeks qualify you for the playoffs that we're going to do,

00:36:23.040 --> 00:36:41.009 Tom Brewer: which is going to be like the Fedex top. So the team that's in the first position starts ten under and then down the line. The guys last will be, you know, even part. And then you'll have a two. We play off for that, and the winner will win the prize, so it's, you know It's It's designed to be on, and

00:36:41.020 --> 00:36:57.689 Tom Brewer: you know a good way to spend your Tuesday nights. Get eighteen holes in, and actually have competition with the people You're You're there, not just post a score, and you know a winner at the end. I think that's sort of the issue of the other leagues is, you know there's no real head to head competition. There is competition, but it's not going on, you know, live

00:36:57.700 --> 00:37:06.569 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: as somebody who has done pretty much every job there is on on the in the golf course world and circuit, and been kicked off for themselves.

00:37:06.580 --> 00:37:30.289 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Ah, even the idea of the country clubs getting to a point in the northeast where they start to close down, and there's there's no real opportunity to play to play golf. There is there an opportunity that you've explored. And yeah, like with partnering with some of the like, the various different clubs where they want to run a a clinic, they want to run special events. They want to run their thing with with you and your facility.

00:37:30.300 --> 00:37:40.840 Tom Brewer: Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. We've been talking to a lot of the clubs. Some clubs have their own track bombays and stuff like that, but they don't have the space. So a lot of these simulators are in smaller areas. So yeah, they're definitely

00:37:41.050 --> 00:37:44.359 Tom Brewer: okay. Um: one. Sec: Yeah, i'll call her back.

00:37:44.370 --> 00:37:54.189 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Sorry. I'm in the office. Yeah, I know they can wait. But I know you're just getting going. But take away. Call them back.

00:37:54.200 --> 00:37:55.089 Tom Brewer: I lost my train.

00:37:55.100 --> 00:38:12.919 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: No, some of the country clubs have the trackman, baseball spaces, and all that, and here there's no question. They're going to be more comfortable and more social. And again, if you're doing a country club thing, it's more of an engaged like surrounding type of thing like you want to have a member member thing in the off-season. You can do it here.

00:38:12.930 --> 00:38:32.759 Tom Brewer: Yeah. You Could have forty or eighty people in here, and no problem. You can have forty people playing golf at the same time with the the setup we have here, so you can run a real event. And yeah, we're We're talking to a lot of the local clubs, and we will have a winner program going for the ones that want to sign on. So yeah. So that's one thing we're

00:38:32.770 --> 00:38:34.390 Tom Brewer: actively trying to

00:38:34.620 --> 00:38:46.120 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: to promote here. I I think, like something like that is so exciting for, like every side of the coin. It's exciting for you guys. It's exciting for the clubs, and it's exciting for their members that don't really get a chance to play in the

00:38:46.130 --> 00:39:03.799 Tom Brewer: right. Yeah, no, it's a way to get together and swing the clubs, you know, and also do the chipping and potting. I mean, That's the first thing that goes. I'll tell you. I New Hampshire, about thirty minutes where you were last week, and you know I had a net in my backyard that I would hit like in the snow sometimes. But

00:39:03.810 --> 00:39:23.609 Tom Brewer: you know we shut it down, and the first thing you always hit the ball once you have a certain level of skill. You're in it all the same when you come back in spring. But the body and shipping took months to to get that feel back. So you know that that was one of the real, the real drivers, And wherever we opened this place we wanted to have a potting and chipping green that you could actually work on. And

00:39:23.730 --> 00:39:40.490 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: you know, in addition to having the awesome simulators in the whole experience, and and that and that whole whole putting thing. It's like you talk about madness, and you think about. You know the caddy shack movies from back in the day, which I know, exemplifies your existence. Basically it's like, Yeah, they they show these like gizmos where it's like,

00:39:40.500 --> 00:39:56.769 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah, friends sent me this. You know it's It's it's the ball. It does everything for you, but it's like It's It's not like that with this type of technology. It's Yeah, it's going to tell you damn your everything you need to know, and it's a cool product and a cool tech. But your perspective is what I valued the most out of it.

00:39:56.960 --> 00:39:58.929 Tom Brewer: Yeah, yeah, totally

00:39:58.940 --> 00:40:00.160 Tom Brewer: um.

00:40:00.690 --> 00:40:07.620 Tom Brewer: Technology itself is is one thing, but you need, You know the right person to explain it to me as well, and that's sort of why we're.

00:40:08.050 --> 00:40:24.930 Tom Brewer: We're, you know, tackling that right now as we start. You know It's Ah, It's just exciting to be open as well. It's it's fun to see people come in here see them, I mean. Ah! Everyone that's come in has had just glowied remarks so like I can't believe the pictures don't do it justice is a very common theme here.

00:40:24.940 --> 00:40:30.449 Tom Brewer: I don't know why that is, we've had a drone in here and stuff, but it just you can't. You know even it. You know you

00:40:30.460 --> 00:40:34.810 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: drone drone videos or drone videos are cool for a spot like this, for sure.

00:40:35.210 --> 00:40:38.850 Tom Brewer: I want to get a faster drawn in here, though. One of the zips around

00:40:38.860 --> 00:40:44.789 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: all right. We can talk about that. I got people to. I'll draw an operator on here somewhere

00:40:44.800 --> 00:41:08.539 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and f a license drone operator. No, I absolutely, I would say. You know there's only so much that you can really ascertain from a picture with this like again a twelve thousand square foot facility, with the eight trackman's and video games and ping Bong and the and the pudding green and the chipping green like There's a lot of stuff going on in here. It's like, and really the pictures can't do it. Just this You do have to come. Check it out and get a fuel.

00:41:08.550 --> 00:41:09.590 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: But there's no yeah, no. That.

00:41:09.600 --> 00:41:27.170 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah. And that's sort of in our our marketing. Employ the you know, since we've opened, we're getting into our busy season during the next six weeks, and we're just getting people in. That's it. Come, see us check us out, and if you like, Ah, check out the technology. Most people that come in and see. You know they either join right away or they put on. So it's,

00:41:27.180 --> 00:41:31.490 Tom Brewer: you know. Now, our marketing strategy is just a matter of how do we get? You know people in there? So

00:41:31.500 --> 00:41:32.089 yes,

00:41:32.100 --> 00:41:50.890 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: in the in the northeast especially, we talk about wrapping up the madness segment here. There's an element of madness that sets in. If people can't have their normal outlets of golf and softball for me, I like to do ball, but like something like this, you don't have to miss a beat. You can enrich your game you reach,

00:41:50.900 --> 00:41:56.629 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and not just the game of golf. It's the networking and corporate and business side of things, too. Go ahead

00:41:56.670 --> 00:42:00.800 Tom Brewer: Totally. Yeah, no. I One hundred percent agree with that. That's

00:42:01.000 --> 00:42:02.630 Tom Brewer: that's what we're all about here.

00:42:02.640 --> 00:42:30.890 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Um, i'm excited to. I i'm expected some big things to happen here. I see a lot of fun areas of partnership for for folks that have businesses that are seasonal around here as well, where you guys can really help help build up each other's brand and awareness. But you know, very excited to see what happens From here on. We're going to take a quick break, but we will be right back with my man, Tom Brewer, partner at back nine golf and general manager at the new Teda Green Indoor Health Center in West Long Branch, New Jersey stay with us people,

00:42:34.040 --> 00:42:46.579 Hey, Buddy is Tommy Gain a non-profit sector connector coming at you from my attic each week here on top ratings i'm in my C I host a program for lambda full focus nonprofits in Congress and every day,

00:42:46.590 --> 00:42:58.289 and it's my focus to help them amplify their message and tell their story. Listen: each week at ten Am. Eastern Standard time until eleven Am.

00:42:58.860 --> 00:43:14.189 You have a desire to learn more about mental health, and enhance your quality of life. Or do you just want to participate in self understanding of awareness.

00:43:14.200 --> 00:43:27.189 I'm. Frank, are Harrison host of Frank about hell any Thursday? I will tackle these questions and work to enlighten you tune in every three day five Pm. On talk radio at Nyc. And I will be frank about how to advocate for all of us,

00:43:33.290 --> 00:43:35.200 pulling all pet loggers,

00:43:35.450 --> 00:43:38.229 avengers assemble

00:43:38.270 --> 00:43:51.359 on the professionals and animal lovers show. We believe the bond between animal lovers is incredibly strong. It mirrors that bond between pets and their owners. Through this program we come together to learn, educate and advocate,

00:43:51.370 --> 00:43:57.219 Join us, live every Wednesday at two zero P. M. At top radio. We

00:43:59.810 --> 00:44:01.369 you're listening to talk radio.

00:44:01.670 --> 00:44:08.989 I see at Www. Talk radio and lifec now broadcasting twenty four hours a day.

00:44:32.810 --> 00:45:01.760 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Welcome back to always. Friday with me, Stephen Fry. Here, Smb. Guy, we're chatting with another local Smb guy, one of my favorite folks in the golf space, especially Tom Brewer, partner at back nine golf and general manager of the New T. To Green and or Golf Center in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Great thoughts and sentiments and perspective from my man Tom here today, Tom, this is the message part of the show. This is where we want to leave everybody with some sound bites to remember over the weekend.

00:45:01.770 --> 00:45:31.750 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I'm definitely curious to hear some of your perspective like you're working for many golf courses and country clubs and things like that over the years, and now going into your own business. But before before we get there I wanted to share a testimonial from your from your site, you know, in addition to the other one that I shared earlier. This one says Amazing new golf center. I've never seen an indoor pudding and chipping area like this kind of like. You were just saying the tracking bays and laser cutting are top notch, do they even have Cornwall

00:45:31.760 --> 00:45:45.289 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Staff is friendly and helpful. I think I may start having my mail forwarded here, since I may be spending more time here than at home now, in the spirit of you know, not getting shot by the spouses and all of that.

00:45:45.300 --> 00:45:57.570 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: That's that's definitely a fun sentiment. That's very exciting. But we want to make sure we we. We maintain our facility here, but you know the quick sound bite that I saw out there was. This is an awesome facility for the passionate and casual golfer,

00:45:57.580 --> 00:46:24.470 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: but also for the the person who is the aspiring throw. You have access to it all year. It's amazing. So, Tom: Yeah, this is the part of the show. We want to give people some weekend insight to make a Monday impact. Some sound bites from you, some sound bites from your perspective Now, being an Smb owner, and you know sound bites on the on the idea of how to attack your golf game in general, and you're getting together with like-minded folks and business compadres and all of that place some knowledge on us.

00:46:24.630 --> 00:46:26.419 Tom Brewer: Well, I mean,

00:46:26.490 --> 00:46:33.120 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Jeez, there's a lot I could say, but you know, as far as

00:46:33.530 --> 00:46:49.100 Tom Brewer: how do you develop? You know a good sound by for next week. When you talk to your people, you know, like Ah, talk to your staff. That's my one thing. They said. The staff is friendly and amazing here. You know. We only have a few people working here now, but we our communication is great,

00:46:49.110 --> 00:47:05.970 Tom Brewer: and we're trying to communicate the same message to all of our our, the people, our clients who walk in, and that's that. This is a friendly family place, and that we will help you with whatever you need. And you know the focus being on the customer. Experience is is key

00:47:05.980 --> 00:47:23.999 Tom Brewer: and sort of putting behind all of other things that are going on your life when you're working here and just focusing on How can I make this person's day experience here? Better it could be offering water to them? It could be so explaining. Hey, We have coffee at the front, you know the little things like that explaining

00:47:24.010 --> 00:47:53.289 Tom Brewer: track man numbers to them. Um, asking people, are you familiar with the software? Do you? Do you know what these numbers mean? And then, you know, a simple five minute explanation at the beginning of these sessions will lead people to say, Hey, this company and this this spot is great. They They care about my game, They, you know, took the time to explain things to me, and then I can use that information. Um, any way I want. Also, you know, letting people know. Hey, we have lessons available. If you're looking to do something or what we're going to have

00:47:53.300 --> 00:48:06.260 Tom Brewer: children's clinics coming up in the fall, and you know just sort of offering that extra level of service, and that's sort of that stems over from being working in high in private and resort courses, you know.

00:48:06.270 --> 00:48:22.769 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Um. The answer was, Yes, we know what? What was the question? That was the first directors of golf I ever worked for. We rather do club, and we just, you know that was the mentality, and you know not that I say yes, everything. But if it's a reasonable,

00:48:22.810 --> 00:48:29.389 Tom Brewer: you know, do our best to make sure that you want to come back here, and that you feel like It's a friendly and a family environment. You

00:48:29.400 --> 00:48:50.949 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: absolutely friendly family environment. You don't necessarily want it to turn into Animal house, which I can certainly appreciate, but but also kind of like we were talking about before the pressures that some people feel, whether it's business or skill-wise, or combination of all the above. And when they're out on the golf course in a friendly and accommodating an open networking type of environment like this,

00:48:50.960 --> 00:48:54.189 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: there there's, there's bound to be less of that. I would think.

00:48:54.200 --> 00:49:13.139 Tom Brewer: Yes, yeah, absolutely one hundred percent um stress-free. It's sort of stress-free golf as opposed to I hit it sideways. I'm in the cart. I really need to talk to Jim about that work that he did. But i'm, you know, making triple bog in every hole. I just want to be done. I want to be at lunch, or I want to be at dinner, so I can get this business done.

00:49:13.150 --> 00:49:30.229 Tom Brewer: This is just, you know it's killer for that. And in addition to that we've had, We've had some sales teams in here already, doing, you know, team building and stuff like that where they've done, you know, entire sales, pitch decks and stuff like that, and then they had two hours in the hit balls. We had an instructor there to give

00:49:30.310 --> 00:49:42.640 Tom Brewer: quick lessons. Fifteen minutes. Um, you know. So that's another just great, you know. Corporate team business, small business thing you can do. We've had a couple of happy hours in here for various businesses.

00:49:42.890 --> 00:49:45.580 Tom Brewer: It's awesome. You roll in with your drinks,

00:49:45.590 --> 00:49:54.599 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: you fill the fridge, you hit some balls. You empty the fridge. It's a great process.

00:49:54.850 --> 00:50:08.730 Tom Brewer: It's It's in addition to you know, if you want to be a good golfer over here. But if you want to have fun and show your staff something new that's a little different than your typical, you know, indoor place or say a top golf.

00:50:08.740 --> 00:50:18.090 Tom Brewer: You know, we're actually Have you got real clubs here real balls? Their technology is awesome, plus. There's all sorts of, you know, the fun games and stuff like that. So

00:50:18.100 --> 00:50:26.489 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: I'm: assuming, since we're getting close to holiday season here for the opportunity for some corporate groups to have a holiday party here is not A:

00:50:26.500 --> 00:50:27.189 Tom Brewer: Yeah.

00:50:27.200 --> 00:50:40.610 Tom Brewer: Oh, yeah, We We already have three or four books already. Christmas parties. So we're. Ah, we're definitely going to be doing some promotion on that in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully we get this thing filled up.

00:50:40.620 --> 00:50:50.679 Tom Brewer: But yeah, I mean for an event. It's just a great. It's a great spot. It's got a great vibe. We have music all the way in here to Okay, so that there's music going here.

00:50:50.690 --> 00:50:53.789 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah, the sound system is fairly ridiculous. If I remember correctly,

00:50:53.800 --> 00:51:02.189 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah, we you had about one hundred and forty decibels, if we need to, which is louder than I think, the jeopardy taken on. So that's sort of a lot of the last concert I want to,

00:51:02.200 --> 00:51:08.630 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: hopefully, probably louder than it, maybe even louder than the shrieking that comes from having two daughters at my house at all time.

00:51:08.640 --> 00:51:10.280 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: That's possible, but I don't know.

00:51:10.800 --> 00:51:39.789 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: But yeah, the you know the fourth fourth quarter coming up to an accountant starting to cut loose with theirs busy season drawing to a close shortly. I I see a number of different things that can be done here. I personally intend to to do a corporate event with with my types of folks. Yeah, towards the yeah quarter, right before Thanksgiving, i'm very excited to talk to you about that. But ah, I I know that you you you'd like to offer folks who are listening. You go into that. You go into the new facility West Long Branch, New Jersey, t to green

00:51:39.800 --> 00:51:54.189 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: right behind retro fitness off of Ruth at thirty-six right So guys you mentioned you always Friday radio show you mentioned chatting with the Smb guy. You guys will get an hour of simulator time on Dr. Brewer over here. Is that correct?

00:51:54.200 --> 00:52:02.510 Tom Brewer: That's right. Yeah. Come on down. Just say you've heard about us on the show, and we will take care of you for one hour free.

00:52:02.850 --> 00:52:16.760 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: You got You got to do it again. The pictures don't do it justice. There's if you go to the website again. Www: dot t the number two green dot com t two green golf, and J. Was that it for the

00:52:16.770 --> 00:52:18.739 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah, that's great.

00:52:18.750 --> 00:52:32.889 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah, at Teda Green golf and Jay dot com closing in on a thousand followers. It's been about two months, you know somewhat of a fun journey for me to have a separate Instagram account. That is not my It's kind of it's kind of amazing to see what's out there.

00:52:32.900 --> 00:52:47.290 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: You're you're way better at it than I am. I could take a lesson or two from you, and I need to actually do that, so we'll. We'll talk about that at a later time. But before I let you before I let you go for the afternoon and evening, and if I can escape my house i'll maybe even come play with pushing golf over there.

00:52:47.300 --> 00:52:57.109 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah, come on all right. Yeah, I I would absolutely love to do that. But before I let you go, I'm going to share the answers that you gave me to my favorite questions. I like to ask all my guests.

00:52:57.140 --> 00:53:23.089 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Who was your favorite movie, your Tv show character. What's your favorite movie or Tv show which I don't think it's going to be shot. Anybody? And What's your favorite musical instrument? And who's the artist? You'd like to hear play it. So without further ado. Your favorite movie character is Phil Connors. From Groundhog day. I love this dude favorite of mine, too, the narcissistic, self-centered weatherman who finds himself living the same freaking day over and over again until he gets it right?

00:53:23.100 --> 00:53:34.680 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah, there could be some fun analogies here for people in the business world that do have the narcissistic egotistical edge to them where they just can't get out of their own way. Well,

00:53:34.690 --> 00:53:43.580 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: you know, coming over to Ted Green and start joining a league on Tuesday nights and doing your own thing and holding events. There might be a way to break the mold. So don't forget about it

00:53:43.590 --> 00:53:59.489 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: your favorite movie, as Ah would be expected, and this is a a repeater from last week, actually, and you know, from the Groundhog Day discussion over to this caddy shack. It seems like you're a big Bill Murray fan, which I am as well. But these we have

00:53:59.500 --> 00:54:10.379 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: exclusive golf course, dealing with the brash, new members and destructive gophers and goofy caddies, and everything you've done like every piece of this movie.

00:54:10.430 --> 00:54:12.489 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: So it's a swing.

00:54:12.500 --> 00:54:19.799 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Yeah, exactly. It's all I could think of when you say caddy shack was Roddy Dangerfield going. That's right. It sucks.

00:54:20.490 --> 00:54:21.290 Take my

00:54:21.300 --> 00:54:24.690 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: now. I know why tigers eat. They're young,

00:54:24.700 --> 00:54:29.790 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: your your favorite instrument and I, you play. You play the drums. Don't you?

00:54:29.800 --> 00:54:40.839 Tom Brewer: Yeah, I used to be in a band a long time ago, and I did snare drama as a kid, and that led to getting a drum kid. And then you know, what do you do when you're

00:54:41.020 --> 00:54:45.490 Tom Brewer: in a room full of caddies? You form a band with other caddies, and that's what I did when I was in Virginia,

00:54:45.500 --> 00:54:48.289 Tom Brewer: and then that carried over to Nature as you want to move up to here.

00:54:48.300 --> 00:54:49.390 Tom Brewer: But it's been a long time

00:54:49.400 --> 00:54:50.390 Tom Brewer: too long actually,

00:54:50.400 --> 00:55:04.979 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: and that's what happens when you have kids and buy a house and all that. You got to wear it. It's crazy. But your favorite musical instrument is the drums, and you gave me a couple of beautiful names. You gave me the late Charlie Watts from rolling Stones great drummer,

00:55:04.990 --> 00:55:25.740 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: long tenure, but you and I being big fans of a band known as fish

00:55:25.780 --> 00:55:28.490 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Trey plays golf. The tray was,

00:55:28.500 --> 00:55:30.689 Tom Brewer: Try It's been known to hit the links every once in a while,

00:55:30.700 --> 00:55:31.990 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: but not well. I'm trying

00:55:32.000 --> 00:55:41.890 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: well, no matter what I think, we should appeal to them and see if they can play a private gig at t degree in in West. We can make that happen. I consider it a major accomplishment.

00:55:41.900 --> 00:55:46.290 Tom Brewer: Anyone from Red light management is out there and we'll We'll discuss Okay,

00:55:46.300 --> 00:55:48.089 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: the info at T to green. Please

00:55:49.400 --> 00:55:50.290 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: love it

00:55:50.300 --> 00:56:01.790 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: so awesome to have you here. The place is terrific. People need to come and get a look at it. The pictures don't do it justice whether you have been playing golf for years, or you're just starting to get your feet wet. You don't want to embarrass yourself on the golf or

00:56:01.800 --> 00:56:11.090 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: whatever the reason is, you got to come down and see this facility, great people, great technology, great environment. And it's got, Tom. Thank you so much for

00:56:11.100 --> 00:56:16.359 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: all right. I appreciate it. Thank you so much. Sorry about the Red Sox losing last night, but i'm not sorry.

00:56:16.370 --> 00:56:20.489 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: It happens it's our time of year. Maybe it's a hard break time.

00:56:20.500 --> 00:56:32.409 Steven Frey @alwaysfreyday @smbguy: Have a great weekend, everybody. We'll be back at eleven A. M. Eastern time next Friday after Tommy D. On philanthropy and focus with more always Friday right here on talk radio and Nyc: So then be cool. Everyone.

download this episode of