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The Golfweek Amateur Tour Podcast is the official podcast of the Golfweek Amateur Tour. Join your hosts, Tim Newman and Chris Rocha, as they talk about the Golfweek Amateur Tour! This bi-weekly podcast will cover local, regional, and national tournaments, the rules of golf and highlight the members that make up the oldest and largest amateur golf tour in the United States.

Golfweek Amateur Tour - The Podcast Tim Newman & Chris Rocha

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The Golfweek Amateur Tour Podcast is the official podcast of the Golfweek Amateur Tour. Join your hosts, Tim Newman and Chris Rocha, as they talk about the Golfweek Amateur Tour! This bi-weekly podcast will cover local, regional, and national tournaments, the rules of golf and highlight the members that make up the oldest and largest amateur golf tour in the United States.

    The Spirit of Golf: Community, Champions, and Cutting-Edge Equipment

    The Spirit of Golf: Community, Champions, and Cutting-Edge Equipment

    This episode leads with the spirit of camaraderie and the sheer joy of the game we all live for. We're joined by South Florida Tour Director Terry Lawson, whose recent C flight triumph at the St. Patrick's Day Regional isn't just a feather in his cap—it's a testament to his decade-long dedication to golf. But victory isn't the sole focus of our conversation; we delve deep into the kinship that links the greens and fairways, weaving tales of mentorship and the balance between the love of the game and the rest of life's calls.

    What's the secret sauce behind the Golfweek Amateur Tour's burgeoning success, you ask? Hint: it's not just about mastering the perfect swing. It's the power of community, the shared passion, and vision that drives players like Terry and our very own team to foster an environment where golfers feel at home. We wax lyrical about the expansion efforts that are bringing the tour to even more eager players down South, while also giving you a glimpse into the latest gizmos and gadgets that are revolutionizing the game from clubs to balls. Special guest Ken Rohlman from Srixon stops by to enlighten us on why their tech is a game-changer—pun absolutely intended.

    As we wrap up, we get real about the humorous slip-ups that dot our golfing escapades—because let's face it, a day on the course without a chuckle is a day wasted. Don't forget to swing by our March shirt contest on Facebook, where your vote could crown the next fan favorite. Your stories, your feedback, they're the lifeblood of our podcast, so hit us up and let's keep this beautiful conversation going. Cheers to the good times, both on the fairway and off, and here's to many more.


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Elevating Your Golf Game with Custom Fittings and a Sneak Peek at Exciting News

    Elevating Your Golf Game with Custom Fittings and a Sneak Peek at Exciting News

    Get the latest information about the newest tour sponsor Srixon from Tour President Dennis McCormac. Unlock the secrets to transforming your golf game with our special guest, Ken Rohlman from Srixon, as he guides us through the latest in club-fitting technology and techniques. In Chris' journey, a tailored set of clubs brought me down from a 17 to a 9 handicap, and you'll hear how the right fit can dramatically improve your game too. We'll explore how body mechanics influence your swing and how adjusting your clubs to match can lead to instant enhancements on the course.

    Ever wondered how pro golfers like Freddie Couples seem to have an innate mastery over their swings? This episode peels back the layers of the fascinating interplay between our subconscious and physical reactions in golf, and how modern equipment can amplify this connection. We also examine the evolution of golf shafts, and the physics behind the perfect club, and consider the impact potential golf ball regulations might have on players of all levels.

    Prepare for an announcement that could change the game for golf enthusiasts, as we hint at an upcoming tournament with more than just bragging rights at stake. Amidst the anticipation, the conversation remains light-hearted, partly thanks to our playful new webcam reactions feature. So, grab your favorite club and join us for insights that could see you climbing the leaderboards in your next round.

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    Chris - elpaso@amateurgolftour.net
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    Golfweek Amateur Tour
    Senior Amateur Tour
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    J Butler Golf
    Meridian Putters
    John Robinson (JR) Contact Information
    Cell - ‭(843) 422-3767‬
    E-Mail - hiltonheadjr@aol.com

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Navigating the Fairways: From Golfweek Amateur Highlights to RBC Heritage Celebrations

    Navigating the Fairways: From Golfweek Amateur Highlights to RBC Heritage Celebrations

    Discover the highs and lows of the golfing world as we take you through a captivating journey across the green, alongside Chris Rocha and special guests Scott Ide and John Robinson (JR). Feel the competitive spirit and the unity that the Golfweek Amateur Tour events bring, from the meticulously maintained courses like the Country Club of Salisbury to the mountainous challenges at Sequoia National. Celebrate with us the talents that make the leaderboard buzz, from the unwavering Jay Barnes to the diverse skill sets found in every flight, all while getting a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes camaraderie that makes these tournaments a notch above the rest.

    Venture into the heart of Hilton Head Island where the RBC Heritage tournament weaves its tapestry rich with local culture and charitable deeds. JR talks about his experience with the Pro-Am event that not only gathers golf aficionados but also supports a variety of noble causes. The RBC Heritage isn't just a tournament; it's a springtime festival that showcases the Southern elegance of the island and its commitment to community and charity, leaving a lasting impression on both locals and visitors alike.

    Wrapping up with a touch of style, the episode swings towards an exciting shirt contest that brings out the creativity in every golfer. Picture the vibrant colors and unique designs parading the fairways, vying for a chance to be spotlighted at the national championship. Meanwhile, we don't leave out the pragmatic advice essential in today's normalized real estate market, especially for those looking to sell their island properties. Whether you're a golf enthusiast, a culture vulture, or someone who appreciates the finesse of a well-played game, this episode has something special in store for you.

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    Podcast Homepage
    Golfweek Amateur Tour
    Senior Amateur Tour
    Facebook
    YouTube
    #GWPodcastshirtChallenge
    J Butler Golf
    Meridian Putters
    John Robinson (JR) Contact Information
    Cell - ‭(843) 422-3767‬
    E-Mail - hiltonheadjr@aol.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Golfing Grips and Greens: Inside the Amateur Tour, Crafting Home Simulators, and Celebrating the Spirit of the Sport

    Golfing Grips and Greens: Inside the Amateur Tour, Crafting Home Simulators, and Celebrating the Spirit of the Sport

    Discover the heart and soul of the amateur golfing world with our latest episode, where we serve up a full course of insights—from the thrill of competition to the intricacies of golf rules. We're bringing the buzz from the Golfweek Amateur Tour directly to your ears, celebrating our shirt contest winner, engaging with a wise senior icebreaker guest, and sharing a chuckle over the sometimes hilarious excuses for missing tournament details. If you've ever wondered how to stay on top of your golf game and navigate the exciting world of regional tournaments, this episode has the scorecard you need.

    Imagine transforming a mundane backyard shed into a golfer's haven; we'll walk you through the process of constructing a top-tier home golf simulator that might just make your golfing buddies green with envy. Get the inside scoop on the technology and personalized touches that make the virtual greens come alive. And, we're not just talking tech; join us as we dig into the dos and don'ts of golf etiquette and tournament preparation, sharing stories that highlight why personal responsibility and integrity remain the cornerstone of the game, as exemplified by Jordan Spieth's moment in the spotlight.

    You're invited to join our golf community session, where victories are celebrated, strategies are discussed, and the true essence of camaraderie shines through. Our special guests, including the senior icebreaker regional champions opening up about their experiences from the challenges of fast greens, a hole-in-one, and the joy of returning to the tour after a heart transplant. Together, we underscore the importance of sportsmanship and community that makes amateur golf not just a sport but a lifestyle. Get ready to be inspired, laugh, and maybe even reconsider your next excuse for not hitting the links.

    New podcast homepage

    Shirt Challenge Rules website: #GWPodcastShirtChallenge

    If you have questions, send them to us at:
    Tim - TimNATC@amateurgolftour.net
    Chris - elpaso@amateurgolftour.net
    Podcast Homepage
    Golfweek Amateur Tour
    Senior Amateur Tour
    Facebook
    YouTube
    #GWPodcastshirtChallenge
    J Butler Golf
    Meridian Putters
    John Robinson (JR) Contact Information
    Cell - ‭(843) 422-3767‬
    E-Mail - hiltonheadjr@aol.com

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Swinging Through the Fairways: From the Tampa vs. California Rivalry to St. Louis and the Thrill of Upcoming Regionals

    Swinging Through the Fairways: From the Tampa vs. California Rivalry to St. Louis and the Thrill of Upcoming Regionals

    Shane McAdams from the sunny Tampa tour joins us to chat about the perks of playing in Florida's ideal golfing climate. Our fairways are fueled by fierce competition and fellowship, and we bring that energy straight to your speakers. We recount a riveting tale of two tours locked in a friendly yet feisty battle for glory, complete with a wager and a trophy that's got everyone talking.

    Then we swing to the midwest and talk to long time member and former Tour Director Colin Dooley from the St. Louis tour. Colin gives a new perspective on how to approach the state of our golf game!

    We close the session on a note of anticipation, looking ahead to the upcoming regionals and the thrill of adding more events to our calendar. As we celebrate the passion that keeps our tour directors and golfers driving forward, we also reflect on the life lessons and joy this sport brings to so many. Join us on this journey through the greens and fairways, where every swing tells a story, and the camaraderie of the game shines as brightly as the sun on a Florida golf course.

    Shirt Challenge Rules website: #GWPodcastShirtChallenge

    If you have questions, send them to us at:
    Tim - TimNATC@amateurgolftour.net
    Chris - elpaso@amateurgolftour.net
    Podcast Homepage
    Golfweek Amateur Tour
    Senior Amateur Tour
    Facebook
    YouTube
    #GWPodcastshirtChallenge
    J Butler Golf
    Meridian Putters
    John Robinson (JR) Contact Information
    Cell - ‭(843) 422-3767‬
    E-Mail - hiltonheadjr@aol.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Remembering A Friend on The Fairways, Celebrating Nichole King's Digital Ingenuity and a Conversation with Tour Director Adam Cahill

    Remembering A Friend on The Fairways, Celebrating Nichole King's Digital Ingenuity and a Conversation with Tour Director Adam Cahill

    As the sun dips below the horizon on the fairways of Phoenix, the memories of a dear friend, lost to cancer, linger with us, reminding me why we're more than just golfers—we're a family. This episode is a heartfelt journey from the amateur tour to the power of social media, where we honor the spirit of camaraderie in golf and celebrate the ingenuity of Nicole King. Nicole's digital magic has brought a vibrant new life to our online community, and she joins us to share her self-taught expertise that keeps the tour thriving and our events seamless.

    Golf is more than a game; it's a series of stories, personal quests, and the shared ambitions of weekend warriors striving for that perfect swing. I take you through my own narrative of transforming grief into the creation of a competitive golf scene in New York during the pandemic's peak. We also shed light on the unsung heroes at the national office, the craftsmen of creativity who ensure our digital presence is as polished as the greens we play on – they are the backbone that keeps this tour swinging.

    We round out this episode with a look ahead to the Father's Day Shootout, an event that promises to stitch new memories into the fabric of our community. As we navigate the challenges that come with being a tour director, we also celebrate the successes, the laughs, and the friendships that make every tee time worth it. Join us as we traverse the heartwarming and the humorous, the practical and the poignant, all woven together by our love for the game and the people we share it with.

    Shirt Challenge Rules website: #GWPodcastShirtChallenge

    If you have questions, send them to us at:
    Tim - TimNATC@amateurgolftour.net
    Chris - elpaso@amateurgolftour.net
    Podcast Homepage
    Golfweek Amateur Tour
    Senior Amateur Tour
    Facebook
    YouTube
    #GWPodcastshirtChallenge
    J Butler Golf
    Meridian Putters
    John Robinson (JR) Contact Information
    Cell - ‭(843) 422-3767‬
    E-Mail - hiltonheadjr@aol.com

    • 1 hr 16 min

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