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#1 World Ranked Speedgolfer Wesley Cupp
“People have shot 69 here before and people will shoot 69 again – but nobody has done it (like Wes Cupp) in 46 minutes.” -Josh Cupp
In this episode, we catch up with the current world #1 ranked Speedgolfer; host (and defending champion) of the New York Speedgolf Open, Wes Cupp.
Staying true to the sport, we cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Enjoy!
- Introduction to Speedgolf
- WITB (What's In The Bag)
- Step-by-step Transition routine
- The Cupp Hook invention
- Advice for aspiring Speedgolf tournament directors
- Trend of club professionals hosting speedgolf events
- Wes' record-setting local Speedgolf tour
- 2017 NYSGO Format breakdown
Wes On Twitter: @therealwescupp
Join Wes on the Speedgolf Discussion FB Page: http://bit.ly/2rY6XHq
2017 New York Speedgolf Open entry form: here
Golf Sixes POC Minipod by listener request
Pyrotechnics, loud music, pro tracers, shot clocks. Don't get me started!
The Euro Tour has done it again with Golf Sixes!
Brought to you by listener request, (Andy Kerr - @trexoftri on Twitter), enjoy this POC minipod with Scott Dawley and Allan Phillips.
Golf Sixes Website: http://golfsixes.com/
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Pam Painter British Speedgolf Founder
"Great golf is at the heart of speedgolf. And I think that’s what makes it such an interesting, new cross-discipline sport." - Pam Painter
1) Great for fitness.
2) A sport that has its roots in fun
3) Invigorating, you get a thrill from doing it
4) Lends itself to our time-poor 21st century lifestyle
"I think really the involvement has come from a grown passion about the sport. I’m absolutely passionate to see that Speedgolf succeeds. So really you’re looking to use any vehicles you can to spread the word, and to get Speedgolf out there to as many people as possible." - Pam Painter
"Whether you want to play competitively, or just get out there, there’s something in Speedgolf for everybody." - Pam Painter
3:30 - British Speedgolf Origin Story
6:20 - Overcoming strong UK golf traditions
7:30 - Overcoming misperceptions about Speedgolf
8:50 - Speedgolf is for a wide audience
10:00 - Elite Speedgolf vs. grassroots play
Explore the social dimension of SG
13:00 - Who’s interested in Speedgolf?
14:42 - Strava Club for British Speedgolf / Speedgolf Global
18:00 - British Open Speedgolf Championships
20 min from london gatwick airport
Whites - 6055 yds, par 68
Reds - 5217, par 72
Flatter than previous host venue Dale Hill
Accuracy will be key to success
TransWorld Sport on British Speedgolf - video
22:00 - Sponsors
Other innovative brands
The Speedgolf App
There are a few key milestones and innovations that must occur before Speedgolf can truly reach the masses. None are as important as what we are about to announce in this episode.
It's time to let the (app) out of the bag!
That's right. the POC is excited to announce plans for the development of a 1st generation Speedgolf Tournament Scoring System & Personal Tracking App. Talk about a game changer!
In this episode, Chris Hundhausen, Allan Phillips, and host Scott Dawley break the announcement, and give listeners just enough scoop to send their minds racing with ideas. We can't wait to hear all of them!
Women's Speedgolf Power Rankings – 3rd Edition Release
With so few women's tournament results posted over the last few years it's only been feasible to rank the top 3 ...until now. Thanks to fantastic support from NZ and AUS, Speedgolf is welcoming more than a few elite women golfers and athletes to the competitive community.
With this release we are expanding the women's rankings to the Top 10! So much talent, so much potential for the women's side of the sport. Look for continued improvement and growth of the women's SGPR with each new release!
And of course, we've got one last HUGE announcement... are you ready? Be sure to listen all the way to the end!
Men's Speedgolf Power Rankings – 3rd Edition Release
We've seen several events transpire since our last SGPR release heading into the 2017 season. As tournament results continue to improve, and new players enter the game there is bound to be some reshuffling in the top 20.
100km World Champion Kirstin Bull On Exceeding Expectations
Is anything possible in your game? Are you training or preparing to win? How is that going for you?
The last time we spoke with Kirstin Bull (Ep 020), she was training and preparing for the 100km World Championships. Guess what? She won!
In spite of a full time job and all the other obligations of 21st century living, she went out and took care of business.
How did Kirstin Bull exceed her own expectations? How can you apply some of the key principles she relied on to go further than you ever thought possible? Let's find out.
-Training and Preparation
-Race Strategy: When to commit or shift gears
-Trusting your gut instinct and putting it all on the line
-Expecting the unexpected, and go with it when it happens
-The importance of pushing yourself in training
-Staying positively distracted during difficult stretches
-Learning to override the body and finish with a strong mind
-Anything is possible if you put your mind and body into it
California Speedgolf Open Recap With Host Pro Sean King
In this episode we cover the recent inaugural CA Speedgolf Open with the host professional, and top world-ranked Speedgolfer, Sean King. Congratulations to champion Wes Cupp, all participants, volunteers, event sponsors, and club members!
-Sean's golf and speedgolf background
-How to get Speedgolf buy-in from country club members
-CASGO Tournament Results and Course Conditions
-The broadening redefinition of golf
-Developing a National Speedgolf Tour template and global Tournament Points System
Aussie Speedgolf Open Recap With Tournament Director Virginia Deigan
Scott and Allan welcome Virginia Deigan back to the POC to discuss the results of last weekend's Aussie Speedgolf Open.
- Top Male and Female finishers
- Growth of SG in Australia
- International participation
- Virginia's keys to grassroots growth
- The merits of a biennial Speedgolf World Championships
Congratulations to everyone involved in another successful tournament, especially the defending champions Mitch Williamson and Nicole Williamson.
2017 Toro NZ Speedgolf Open Recap with Olympic Medalist Nick Willis
Today we welcome back our first returning guest to the podcast. Episode 009 guest, and now 2-time Olympic Medalist, Nick Willis is back with us on the POC.
Nick had just returned stateside after the long trek from New Zealand back to Michigan, so we appreciate him taking the time to recap last weekend's tournament.
Beyond the event, we ask Nick his opinion on why NZ Golf has been so successful at growing participation in Speedgolf, and discuss other ways we can get more people involved in the sport.
We also ask Nick about a new training program he has launched with his wife Sierra since returning from Rio. It's called MilerMethod.com. It's a one month training program to help you run your fastest mile ever. New sesssions starting soon. Check it out at MilerMethod.com
The Rules Of Golf: 2017 Proposed Updates
In this episode, show hosts Scott Dawley and Allan Phillips break down the recently released 2017 Rules Of Golf Proposed Updates. Specifically, we focus on the correlation between the proposed changes and their affect on pace of play.
We also ask the question: Did Speedgolf have any impact on any of the proposed rules changes?
Here is the full list of proposed changes we used during the podcast. Follow along.
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Did you know Pace of Play is also an issue for America's other favorite pastime?
Spring 2017 Speedgolf Tournament Preview with Allan Phillips
Spring is in, let the Speedgolf begin! Get ready with Allan Phillips in this POC Mini-pod highlighting upcoming Speedgolf Events around the world. Enjoy!
New Zealand Speedgolf Open
Australian Speedgolf Open
California Speedgolf Open
World Champion Jaime Young
Track and Field Olympian Nick Willis
Andy Sanders, PGA Tour Caddy For Jimmy Walker
“Andy was a world beater during his junior and college golf days,” Walker told PGATour.com. “(Lucas) Glover, (Charles) Warren and (Jonathan) Byrd, all these guys playing on Tour, were the names I heard growing up, and Andy Sanders was right up there with them.”
Really special guest on today. I played college golf with Andy at University of Houston. We were roommates actually. He introduced me to my wife back in 2000. He was a groomsmen at our wedding in 2003. Andy was also the #1 player on our team, and was blazing a path to the PGA Tour, when a series crazy events forever changed his life.
We see each other once a year now, each time he and Jimmy Walker roll through town for the Shell Houston Open. This year, if they play the SHO, they will do it with Jimmy as reigning PGA champion, which is also how they will enter the next week at Augusta for the first major since Baltusrol back in late July: The Masters.
- Butch Harmon & yearly goals for his stable of Tour players
- The Masters
- Tiger Woods
- PGA Championship
- PGA Tour Shot Tracker
- The double edged sword of statistics
- The importance of a good team
- Winning the '16 PGA Championship
- Playing Speedgolf at Tiger's event in the Bahamas
Pioneering Time-Priced Green Fees with Matt Tausig
Matt Tausig has been getting a lot of attention from the golf media in the last few weeks. He’s a seasoned pga professional, and the DOG at a resort in Missouri. What his courses have begun offering is being described as diabolical and devious, if not genius, by national golf publications.
So, what’s the deal with pay by the hour rates? I’m glad I reached out to Matt, and I think he is too. This is his chance to tell the whole story behind time-based green fees, a story that can’t be fully told or understood in a 300 word article. So, let’s get right into it.