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Women's Speedgolf Ambassador Brooke Thrall
We talk a lot on the POC about the personal benefits that Speedgolf offers golfers, runners, and anyone looking to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.
For some, Speedgolf provides that much needed 'me' time. For others it's a fast way to do something fun and fitness-oriented with friends.
For Brooke Thrall – one of the most dedicated women in our sport, it's certainly a combination of both. But it's more than just those things. Brooke has found a way to leverage her passion for Speedgolf to help herself and at the same time others in need.
On Sunday, September 8th Brooke will be raising money through the World Vision organization, which supplies children in need with clean and sustainable water for life. Her goal is to run 20 miles during and after the 22nd annual Bob-n-broc Speedgolf tournament at Rich Valley Golf Club in Rosemount, MN.
Running that far requires months of training, sacrifice, and self-discipline, so let's rally around Brooke and help her achieve her goal of raising $10,000. Thanks for you support!
Brooke's Team World Vision Donation page:
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Brooke Thrall on FB:@brookethrall
Brooke Thrall on Insta: @enthralledmoments
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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.
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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