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The Perfect Par

The Perfect Par

Author: Carter Stroup

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The Perfect Par is a podcast for golfers of any age and skill to get inside details into the world of golf. It is hosted by an elite junior golfer, Carter Stroup, who currently plays competitive golf.

The perfect par is something every golfer toils for, but as any golfer will tell you, it is impossible. You always could have hit your drive a few yards farther, or hit your approach a few feet closer. That is what makes this game addicting.

While it is impossible, good information and entertainment is necessary to get as close as possible. That is what you can find here on The Perfect Par.
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In this episode, I am joined by PGA Tour player and former Clemson collegiate player, Doc Redman. We talk about his journey through junior golf, college golf, and professional golf. Doc gives out some incredible inside-the-ropes insights and tips that are helpful for every golfer!
In this episode, I am joined by Korn Ferry Tour player, James Nicholas. We discuss the unknowns of professional golf along with highlighting his journey from a teenager to a tour pro. If you want inside knowledge and tips from one of the best golfers in the world, this episode is for you!
In this episode, I am joined by junior golf star, Asher Katz. We talk about all things golf including equipment, course strategy, short game, tournaments, and more!
In this episode, I am joined by the creator of the Fluid Motion Factor program and the book Simplicity, Steven Yellin. The Fluid Motion Factor program helps athletes access the grooved motion and skills they already possess in competition. We discuss how this program works, how it applies to golf, and other golf psychology tips to improve your golf game.
I am joined by athletic trainer, Jillian Keeler. She is currently ELDOA and TPI Level 2 certified.  We discuss all things related to training for golf including common deficiencies, ELDOA and GPS stretches, TPI Screenings, and more! If you want to reduce your risk of injury and improve your swing speed, this episode is for you!
In this episode, I am joined by fellow junior golf, Cooper Jones. Cooper and I competed in some of the same events recently and decided to overview them in this episode. We competed together in the Nashville Spring Junior Open @ Greystone GC and the TMSGA Middle District 2 Championship.  Hear about our rounds hole by hole, and learn from our mistakes!
In this episode, I am joined by sports psychologist and author, Dr. Rob Bell. Rob is the author of seven mental toughness books including Puke and Rally and The Hinge. He currently assists multiple players on the PGA Tour, and has caddied in the past. We discuss mental toughness in golf, how you can measure your mental toughness, how to grow you mental toughness, and more! This is certainly a must listen. You can find Rob at his website, drrobbell.com, and on social media @drrobbell.
In this episode, I am joined by the infamous Catfish Jake! Jacob got his name from throwing a catfish on the ice during a Nashville Predators hockey game in the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals.  Jacob is also an avid golfer and former long drive competitor.  We talk about golf, hockey, and great golf stories! DONATE TO THE CATFISH JAKE FOUNDATION HERE: catfishjake.org
In this episode, I recap my first tournament of the year at Old Fort Golf Club in Murfreesboro, TN. I am joined by runner-up, Carson "Chubbs" Wilds. We both go over our first round and our final round shot by shot along with our mental thoughts and processes. Listen in and learn from our mistakes to win your next event, whether it be a Saturday Skins Match or an elite golf tournament. 
In this episode, I am joined by the creator of DECADE Golf, Scott Fawcett. Scott is a former mini-tour player who coincidentally became one of the most well-known names in competitive golf. DECADE is a course management system designed to help you make decisions like a tour player. We discuss the ins and outs of DECADE along with many different tips to help take your game to the next level.
This week I am joined by my former co-host and fellow junior golfer, Landry Hampton. We go over everything that's new with him for 2021, his goals, equipment, and upcoming events.
In this episode, I am joined by author and sports psychologist Bhrett McCabe. We discuss the all-around mental game of golf and how you can improve yours. A few things discussed include the pre-shot routine, first tee nerves, mindset, and much more. You can check Bhrett out at his website bhrettmccabe.com.
In this episode, I am joined by junior golfers Patton Samuels and Bo Maradik. We discuss just about everything golf including equipment, tournament prep, past stories, Jordan Spieth's comeback, and more.
In this episode, I am joined by the director of golf at Ensworth School, PGA teaching professional, best-selling author, and speaker, Virgil Herring.  We cover how he was introduced to golf, how he improved, and how he has gotten to where he is now. The swing and mind-body connection is another highly discussed topic in this episode. This is a must listen for anyone wanting to improve their golf game!
In this episode, I am joined by fellow junior golfer and former teammate Tyler Williamson. Tyler joined me last season to discuss how he plays golf and share some of his experiences. This year, he's back to talk about swing changes he is making, new 2021 goals, and his equipment. We also both lay out our favorite courses to play in Tennesse.
In this episode, I am joined by long-time PGA Tour putting coach, Pat Sellers. Pat has been coaching putting for nearly 40 years on multiple professional tours along with caddying for many players including major winner Tom Lehman. Pat talks about some of his greatest stories while caddying including a backstage Eagles concert. He also talks about his 5 Keys to Putting Sucess he has developed after interviewing the world's greatest putters including Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. There is easily $100k worth of knowledge in this episode, and it WILL improve your putting.
The Perfect Par is back and better than ever for season two. This year, there will be a new episode every week. Two weeks a month will be with a fellow junior golfer, and the other two will be with well-known sports psychologists, golf coaches, fitness coaches, and more! In this episode, I am joined by Nashville junior golfer, Lucas Herring. Lucas and I met at an event in June of 2020. We have since become good friends. We talk about our equipment, what's new, and what companies we don't like. We discuss our predictions for the 2021 season on the PGA Tour. Mental game is another topic discussed. Hit Bombs, Hit Pins, and Make The Perfect Par!
In this episode, Carter and Landry interview Junior Golf Hub's college golf expert, Rick Dowling. They discuss the ins and outs of the recruitment process and how you can improve your chances of being recruited. 
In this episode, Carter and Landry are joined by outstanding junior golfer, David Ford. David is currently ranked third out of all junior golfers in the world; he is the best AJGA golfer; and is 200th amateur in the world. He recently won one of AJGA's flagship events, the Jr Players which is held at the same course the PGA Tour Players is held, TPC Sawgrass. Carter and Landry ask many questions regarding his success and how he has improved. This is without a doubt The Perfect Par's best episode yet. Hit Bombs, Hit Pins, and Make The Perfect Par.
In this episode, Carter and Landry are back after a much longer break than intended. They both give updates on how their games are, what they are working on, and what the future looks like. Some highlights from this episode include how they manage their school with golf, why Dustin Johnson has been playing so well, and Landry's huge accomplishment. Hit Bombs, Hit Pins, and Make The Perfect Par!
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