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Episode 106 & 107
2019 US National Champion Jason Hawkins – Part I
The Hawk is back on the POC, this time as the reigning US National Champion! Jason's evolution as one of the top Speedgolfers in the world is an inspiring journey of patient improvement and quiet confidence.
In spite of several setbacks along the way, Hawkins has produced a career defining year with 3 wins in 4 starts in 2019, including the Vegas Extreme Challenge, the KYSGO, and most recently 3rd annual US Speedgolf Champs.
In part I today, we discuss his golfing and fitness history, as well as his competitive road to the US Champs in Houston, Texas less than one month ago.
Stay tuned for part II, where we cover his climb to a national championship victory over the last three years.
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2019 US National Champion Jason Hawkins – Part II
Every second counts! We've said it before, we'll say it again. Because it's true, and because it's a big part of what makes competitive Speedgolf so thrilling.
For that reason, Speedgolfers instinctively push their games to the limit. Who wants to lose by a few seconds knowing somewhere in the round they stopped giving 100%?
It causes anguish when you're on the wrong side of the clock, and it feels exhilarating when the hands of time fall your way. Jason Hawkins, a fixture at the top of our sport, is familiar with both scenarios.
In part II of our conversation with 'The Hawk', we cover his 3 US national championship experiences, culminating in a hard fought, long-awaited victory at this year's showing.
What's In Jason's Bag?
Driver - 5i - 9i - 54w - Putter
ABOUT THE POC
After returning from the 2015 Speedgolf World Championships, Scott Dawley and Dude Spellings decided it was time to start a podcast. The sport was in the beginning stages of major transformation, and we set out to document this revolutionary change in real time!
In the beginning, we engaged with forward thinking guests from around the world of golf about where they saw the game headed in the 21st Century. There are some amazing conversations in the first 50 episodes. Back then, there wasn't enough Speedgolf action to cover on a weekly basis, but our ultimate goal was to help grow the sport and develop into the world's only podcast devoted exclusively to Speedgolf.
As we approach our 100th episode, I'm proud of the unique content we have been able to produce and share with our listeners and fans. The entire POC library of past episodes is available on this website and will always be free to download and enjoy.
Starting in 2019, the POC Golf Podcast proudly relaunches as the POC Speedgolf Podcast! Each week, we will profile and interview the pioneers, innovators, entrepreneurs, athletes, and record breakers – the change agents in and around the future Olympic sport. With the help of our guests, the POC Speedgolf Podcast will shed light on the ways in which the game is growing and evolving to keep pace with the demands of the modern world: Fast. Affordable. Healthy. Fun!
Through the podcast you can join us on this incredible journey the game of Speedgolf is on. Subscribe today and get notified when we release a new episode.
Until then – pick up the pace; play from your heart.
RUNNING THE SHOW
We're passionate Speedgolfers committed to broadcasting
the next decade (at least) of transformation in the game.
The POC Team
Meet our top notch contributors!
Ben Taylor | Troy Levier
Ben Taylor is a golf health professional and athlete development coach at Yarra Bend Golf Club in Fairfield, Victoria, Australia. He has a masters degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, and is Level 3 TPI Certified.
Find out more at tailoredgolf.com.au.
Follow Ben on Instagram @aussiegolfmechanic
Troy Levier is from Canberra in the A.C.T. Runner-up in '14 and '15 Aussie SG Open, Troy runs a private garden cultivation and management business with over 25 clients who grow their own plants and fruit-bearing trees on-property.
Follow Troy on Instagram @thegardendetailer.
SAN ANTONIO, TX
Allan Phillips is a strength and conditioning specialist and world ranked professional Speedgolfer.
He brings a versatile background to the Pace of Change team as a Titleist Performance Institute Golf fitness instructor, USA Triathlon coach, and StrongFirst kettlebell instructor. He has trained athletes at all levels, with his athletes claiming international and national titles in cycling, triathlon, and track and field.
Allan turned professional in Speedgolf in 2013 after a college golf career at Emory University and several years on the amateur golf circuit. He has one professional victory (2013 Oregon Speedgolf Open), and has finished in the top 7 three times at the Speedgolf World Championships, highlighted by a third place finish in 2014.
As an endurance athlete, he has won multiple triathlons and holds running PR’s of 1:13 in the half marathon and 2:39 in the full.
Chris Hundhausen is an amateur Speedgolfer and professor of Computer Science at Washington State University.
In 2017-18 Hundhausen designed and programmed the world's first Speedgolf Tournament Scoring Application, SpeedScore, which was implemented for the inaugural United States SpeedGolf Championships.
As an expert in the field of human-computer interaction, Chris brings the Pace of Change team a passion for designing technology to aid human performance. He is particularly interested in using human performance data to help Speedgolfers gain new insights, improve their performances, and have fun!
Chris took up Speedgolf in 2012, when he realized that his love of golf was being squelched by the increasingly slow pace of play. Chris always plays with five clubs, and is always looking to identify best practices for playing faster and more efficiently.
Facebook: Chris Hundhausen