The purpose of onepodlife is to share insights from Golf Professionals. A combination of PGA or European Tour players, but with the soul aim of speaking to the aspiring Professionals on the lower rank tours and their advice to anyone trying to get there.
We all aspire to become professional golfers, I know I do, but what does it take to get there? I’ll be talking to up and coming Golf Professionals playing on the Jamega, Clutch and TP Tours, hearing their stories, how they turned professional and any advice they can give me on how to get there myself. Along with some special guest interviews with Professional Coaches and how they go about moulding their students ready for the Tour journey.
Nicholas Poppleton | What’s it like to play in The Open?
What’s it like to play in The Open? I speak to Nicholas Poppleton, who did just that at Royal St. George’s in July. After getting through the qualifying rounds with a 3 shot lead, we talk about his prep, his practice round with Phil Mickelson & Bryson Dechambeau and those first tee nerves 😬
Nick also tells me about his Amateur career and answers a few questions from the listeners.
Dan Brown | Graduating to the Challenge Tour
Dan Brown is no stranger to the Challenge Tour and what’s required to stay there, he did it in his first year as a professional golfer. Unfortunately, he lost his card but after a few years of battling his game and mental health, Dan is back where he belongs with a different outlook on how he is going to stay there.
We talk his amateur career, winning the Men’s English and North of England Open Amateur titles. He opens up about his mental health and shares his insights into being a professional golf
Giles Evans | First full season as a Professional Golfer
Giles Evans has just finished his full season as a professional golfer and has managed to pick up two wins, two second places, finish second in the Clutch Pro Tour OOM and won the Norfolk Open. Needless to say, it’s been a successful 2021 for Giles.
We talk about life as professional golfer, the expectations he had going into the season and what lies ahead for him and his team.
Alex Buckner - onepodlife
Alex Buckner is one of the best short game coaches working with professional golfers, helping them to understand and improve not only their technique but thinking over short game. We talk about how Alex made his way from player to coach and how he wants to improve himself so that he can pass that knowledge onto his students.
Curtis Knipes - onepodlife
Curtis Knipes turned Pro at the age of 19 with a handicap of +4.4. Before turning Pro, he qualified for the 148th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. His amateur career was filled with successfully defending his Essex Amateur Championship title, becoming the England Champion of Champions.
Jordan Godwin - onepodlife
Jordan Godwin is a qualified PGA Professional who also has a budding playing career within the PGA ranks as well as narrowly missing out on final qualifying of the 149th Open. We talk how he got into golf, coaching and his experience of playing for the PGA Cup team in America.
Really enjoyable listen, great to hear from real golfers on the fringes of becoming top golfers. Host brings a fresh approach and really cares about all aspects of the game
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I found this podcast last week and binged all the episodes in 2 days. It’s really interesting to get the perspective from pro players not currently on the PGA & LPGA.