Hosts, Carter Bennett and Jon Roy, investigate and celebrate the intrinsic values of golfers and the obsession to the purity of the game. The collective is not just who we hear on this podcast but any person invested into growth and connection to the game. The podcast brings a new lens to themes of development, process and performance, contrasted to conventional extrinsic markers and values.
#12 - In the Loop with Pete White
On this episode we set the stage for an inquiry into the caddy. The caddy in the history of golf has played many roles. Along with the variety of roles the caddy has played in the history of the game the caddy still presents an interesting roll in the current game. Jon and Carter will be exploring these ideas in this episode and in next week’s episode as well.
Also in this weeks episode we are catching up with our friend Peter White. Pete had an amazing opportunity to go over seas and caddie for Victor Perez as he was working his way through the Challenge Tour then on to the European Tour. Pete opens up about some of his experiences inside the ropes with one of the best golfers in the world and also shares his passion for why he is obsessed with this game.
Make sure you listen until the end to hear about the opportunity we have for the listeners. We look forward to hearing from you guys.
#11 - Master Skills with Jon Sorbo
It's Masters Sunday and we are catching up with Jon Sorbo. Jon was top player in professional tennis before his career was derailed by illness and he was forced to retire young. He moved right into coaching – at first with individual players, but then in 2004 he joined on as the National coach for tennis in Canada. After a few years of this demanding position, he moved away from coaching to raise his young family. Presently Jon does coach individual players and consults with various tennis organizations – all the while applying most of his energy to building his own golf skills.
As a coach, Jon was an early adopter in areas of sports science and the application of systematic coaching strategies throughout the Canadian tennis landscape. The ripples of his ground-breaking work in the early millennium have created a surge for Canadian tennis in the modern game. Jon believes in the systematic development of key skills, and excels as a coach for high performers who are willing to train at the very highest, calculated, intensity.
Jon has become a passionate golfer who carries a scratch mindset and tremendous skill. He can frequently be seen honing and sharpening his skills on the practice areas around the facilities at Richmond Hill and Coppinwood. When he practices, he is the embodiment of what we describe as “deep practice” – a deliberate and focused style of training that is a model of how a serious coach would want his pupils to train.
Hope you enjoy the discussion and the tradition unlike any other.
#10 - Contemplating Competition
This week Carter and Jon are discussing competition in the golf experience. The competition and challenges inherent in the game of golf is one of the most common values as to why golfers love the game. The conversation explores and celebrates the competition that the game naturally provides for golfers whether it is verse a field or one self. Also contemplates the pros and cons to the competitive nature of the game.
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#9 - Insights From Ralph Bauer
After spending the past 12 years coaching full-time on the PGA tour, Ralph Bauer is another special guest on the Pure Golf Collective, who shares with us his many insights derived from years observing the best players in the game compete.
Ralph says his goal is to continue to improve as a coach and an instructor. The 25-year member of the PGA of Canada views himself as a holistic golf coach/teacher. He teaches his students to practice properly and efficiently, so they get the most out of their time on the range, avoid injuries and enjoy the game more. He has a deep and abiding love of the game and everything that goes into enjoying it more and all things related to game improvement. He has also collaborated with many of the top trainers and coaches in the world.
Ralph has coached competitors at all four majors, the past two Presidents Cups, the 2016 Summer Olympics and at every PGA Tour stop. His past and present students include Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, David Hearn, Graham DeLaet, Nick Taylor, Adam Svensson, Lucas Glover, Gary Woodland, Kyle Stanley, Jhonny Vegas, JJ Spaun, Kevin Chappell, Anirban Lahiri and Brandon Harkins. Meanwhile, closer to home and within the more developmental realm of the sport, his players have won dozens of Golf Ontario provincial championships and Ralph was instrumental in starting the Team Ontario program before moving on to coach the National Teams for a few years before moving onto the big tour.
Presently, Ralph has transitioned off of the travelling tour show to be closer to home, and is looking forward to developing a strong junior program at Hamilton Golf Club. We know you’ll enjoy this episode as Ralph is filled with useful insights about game improvement, and always deliver an honest and pragmatic approach to skill development when he talks about golf. Thanks again Ralph.
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#8 - Celebrating With Mark Young
In this weeks episode we are sitting down with Mark Young from the GTA Am Tour. Mark as a been leading the GTA Am Tour for the past 14 years and has created a community that is unlike any other golf tour. the members of this tour all understand and appreciate the the GTA family as it were.
Mark provides us with some insights on how he had made this tour such a success and perhaps how it will continue to improve. he also shares in passion and love for golf and what the tour has created for him, a deep sense of fulfilment and joy. We are truly blessed to have another amazing guest on the show sharing and celebrating all that golf does for us as a collective.
Check out https://gtaamtour.com for more information on the tour and enjoy the show!
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#7 - Golf Statistics with Peter Sanders
In this episode we dive into the work of Peter Sanders and his analytic software called “shotbyshot”. This is a golf specific software which analyzes the strokes you make throughout your round and gives insights into how well your various skills are contributing to your success or failures as you play. Filled with practical discussion about the tactics and relevant statistics in the game, this episode is filled with useful information to help you enjoy your on-course experiences all the more.
Understanding probability and learning to accept our own fallibility are two of the immediate take-aways we encounter through Peter’s work, but beyond those core ideas there are some great hints and illuminations surrounding key skills of the game, things to avoid as much as you can, and also some great general discussions about playing the game effectively.
Peter’s software is extremely useful and popular – it’s an app that you access after you play and after 5-7 minutes of input you get a nice report on where you lost or gained strokes through your round, and over a series of rounds you get an excellent x-ray of where your game is at. Armed with this self-awareness, you can then embark on the process of bringing your weaknesses up a notch, while continuing to refine and play to your strengths.
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