31 episodes

The Tournament Code breaks down what it takes to play elite tournament golf. Our guests include players on the PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, Latin America Tour, Forme Tour, and other various mini-tours, as well as college golf coaches, swing coaches, strategists, and sports psychologists.

The Tournament Code Cooper Collins & Daniel Hamrin

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The Tournament Code breaks down what it takes to play elite tournament golf. Our guests include players on the PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, Latin America Tour, Forme Tour, and other various mini-tours, as well as college golf coaches, swing coaches, strategists, and sports psychologists.

    031: Rodrigue Vie – Playing College Golf as an International Student, Practicing Smarter

    031: Rodrigue Vie – Playing College Golf as an International Student, Practicing Smarter

    Rodrigue Vie (@thecollegegolfpodcast) is originally from Remiremenont, France and moved to the USA at age 19 to play college golf at Bowling Green State University. During the 2019-2020 season, Rod averaged 71.72 over 21 rounds and was consistently the best player on the team. Rod also medaled at the Tom Tontimonia Invitational, becoming the first player to win a tournament individually at BGSU since 2014. Unfortunately, Rod’s golf career was cut short by a series of back injuries. Currently, Rod lives back home in France and hosts The College Golf Podcast (https://linktr.ee/thecollegegolfpodcast).
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    (01:25) - how Rod got into the game of golf
    (11:53) - moving to a new country alone at 19 years old
    (18:45) - getting recruited and playing at Bowling Green State University
    (20:55) - transitioning golf game to US courses
    (25:46) - caddying experience
    (34:53) - equipment mistakes
    (40:05) - swing changes
    (46:45) - getting injured from overtraining
    (48:36) - practicing smarter instead of harder
    (54:35) - what Rod would tell himself as a junior golfer

    • 57 min
    030: Billy Tom Sargent – Playing Under Pressure, Battling Through Injuries

    030: Billy Tom Sargent – Playing Under Pressure, Battling Through Injuries

    In this episode we are joined by Billy Tom Sargent (@SargentGolf10). During college, Billy Tom became the first player from Western Kentucky University to ever compete in the NCAA National Championships, where he ended up finishing t-11th. In his first year out of college he turned professional and advanced all the way from pre-qualifying to the final stage of Korn Ferry Q-School. He saw limited action in his first two years on the Korn Ferry Tour, but has battled through the second stage all three times to retain his status and is currently a member of the Korn Ferry Tour.
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    Hosted by: Cooper Collins (@coopercollins99) and Daniel Hamrin (@DanielHamrin)
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    (02:03) - how BT got into the game of golf
    (04:18) - junior tournament progression
    (08:23) - working with different swing coaches
    (13:57) - Q-School success
    (21:31) - battling through a season with minimal status
    (25:44) - tournament preparation
    (28:23) - common mistakes made by pro golfers
    (34:33) - working through injury
    (38:39) - money games in practice
    (47:40) - what BT would tell himself as a junior golfer

    • 49 min
    029: Lou Stagner (Golf Stat Pro) – Using Analytics for Strategy, Slowing Down Brain Waves

    029: Lou Stagner (Golf Stat Pro) – Using Analytics for Strategy, Slowing Down Brain Waves

    In this episode, we are joined by Lou Stagner (@LouStagner), who applied his background in data analytics to become a strategy coach for PGA Tour players as well as high level amateurs. Lou is also the Data Insights Lead at Arccos golf and the assistant coach at Princeton. Through the release of his research on golf statistics, Lou has become very popular on social media and is most well-known for expectations management. Lou is also a co-host of the Hack it Out Golf podcast (Spotify Link Here) which focuses on helping amateur golfers play better golf.
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    (00:52) - how Lou got into golf
    (08:55) - pre strokes-gained statistics
    (10:26) - the start of strokes gained
    (16:50) - shortcomings of strokes gained
    (27:37) - working with elite players
    (37:19) - working with Austin Greaser
    (41:17) - developing an elite mental game
    (52:00) - breathing to slow down brain waves
    (1:02:40) - expectations for scratch players
    (1:09:44) - what Lou would tell himself as a beginner golfer

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    028: Dr. George Tate – Golf Movement Systems, Benefits of Dry Needling

    028: Dr. George Tate – Golf Movement Systems, Benefits of Dry Needling

    In this episode, we are joined by Dr. George Tate (@golfmovementsystems) is a physical therapist who currently specializes with golfers. George played college golf at Southern Illinois Carbondale before getting his doctorate degree at Bellarmine University. Currently, George lives in Louisville, Kentucky and owns Golf Movement Systems which focuses on physical therapy and training for golfers.
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    Hosted by: Cooper Collins (@coopercollins99) and Daniel Hamrin (@DanielHamrin)

    (01:23) - how George got into golf
    (05:25) - studying kinesiology in college
    (10:01) - most common injury for golfers
    (17:33) - compression vs. ice
    (23:34) - in season training for golfers
    (28:58) - training swing speed
    (36:46) - dry needling
    (40:28) - what George would tell himself as a junior golfer

    • 42 min
    027: Jason Novetsky, Ph.D. “Dr. J” – Thriving Under Pressure, Developing an Identity

    027: Jason Novetsky, Ph.D. “Dr. J” – Thriving Under Pressure, Developing an Identity

    027: Jason Novetsky, Ph.D. “Dr. J” – Thriving Under Pressure, Developing an Identity
    In this episode, we are joined by Jason Novetsky, Ph.D. aka “Dr. J” (@jsnovetskyphd), who is a Sport & Performance Psychology Coach and owner of Champion Mindset Group (https://www.champmindset.com/). Dr. J has a Ph.D. in Education, a Masters in School & Clinical Psychology and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He worked as a School Psychologist for 25 years, has been a Sport & Performance Psychology Coach for over 12 years, travel and high school baseball coach for 9 years and was an All-Conference Division-1 pitcher at the University of Detroit.
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    Hosted by: Cooper Collins (@coopercollins99) and Daniel Hamrin (@DanielHamrin)

    (01:53) - how Dr. J got into the game of golf
    (05:20) - Dr. J’s college baseball career
    (09:00) - how Dr. J varies his approach with students
    (11:50) - what pressure is
    (14:44) - how self-image is developed
    (19:19) - preparing for an event
    (25:33) - team sports vs. individual sports
    (38:08) - what goes right when golfers play well
    (42:03) - staying in the present
    (44:38) - why people quit
    (50:43) - one key Dr. J would share with a junior golfer
    (52:48) - how to work with Dr. J

    • 53 min
    026: JonErik Alford – Using Functional Medicine, Creating an Elite Practice Routine

    026: JonErik Alford – Using Functional Medicine, Creating an Elite Practice Routine

    In this episode, we are joined by JonErik Alford (@JonErikAlford), who is currently a 6th year senior at Ohio State University. During his first few years in college, JonErik battled various health issues which doctors could not diagnose. Through this, JonErik went down a personal health journey which led him to seek out functional medicine methods that eventually brought him back into competition. During his fifth year as a buckeye JonErik competed in the Big Ten Championships, NCAA Regionals, and the NCAA National Championship.
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    Twitter - @TournamentCode
    Instagram - @thetournamentcode
    YouTube - The Tournament Code
    Hosted by: Cooper Collins (@coopercollins99) and Daniel Hamrin (@DanielHamrin)

    (01:35) - how JonErik got into the game of golf
    (04:18) - first golf lesson
    (14:04) - first shoulder surgery
    (19:44) - first success since high school
    (21:29) - Western medicine vs non-traditional treatment methods
    (27:01) - discovering functional medicine
    (38:43) - books that have had impact on JonErik
    (42:18) - day in the life of JonErik Alford
    (49:25) - getting back into competition
    (52:07) - what JonErik would tell himself as a junior golfer

    • 53 min

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