The Tournament Code

by Cooper Collins & Daniel Hamrin

The Tournament Code breaks down what it takes to play elite tournament golf. Our guests include players on the PGA Tour, Champions 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.

Podcast episodes

  • 089: Ryan Crysler – Getting Players Great at The Floridian

    089: Ryan Crysler – Getting Players Great at The Floridian

    In this episode, we are joined by Ryan Crysler. Ryan (@ryancrysler) is a senior instructor at the Butch Harmon Floridian. --- Follow us: Twitter - @TournamentCode Instagram - @thetournamentcode YouTube - The Tournament Code Hosted by: Cooper Collins (@coopercollins99) and Daniel Hamrin (@DanielHamrin) Sponsored by: https://puttviewbooks.com/ --- (01:10) - Puttview Books first tee shot (06:27) - group structure at The Floridian (12:32) - learning from Butch (16:27) - time at SMU (25:28) - identifying patterns (34:35) - getting into golf instruction (41:00) - preparation vs. swing (46:32) - expectation management (52:54) – analyzing performance

  • 088: Roberto Castro – What it Takes to be on the PGA Tour

    088: Roberto Castro – What it Takes to be on the PGA Tour

    In this episode, we are joined by Roberto Castro. Roberto (@cicioCASTRO) currently works a job in consulting, but previously played on the PGA Tour, making 115/192 cuts with 12 Top-10 finishes. --- Follow us: Twitter - @TournamentCode Instagram - @thetournamentcode YouTube - The Tournament Code Hosted by: Cooper Collins (@coopercollins99) and Daniel Hamrin (@DanielHamrin) Sponsored by: https://puttviewbooks.com/ --- (01:40) - Puttview Books first tee shot (04:33) - amping up game for the Tour (09:07) - retiring from the Tour (16:27) - time at Georgia Tech (24:28) - getting status on PGA Tour (32:10) - swing changes and improvements (38:04) - workout routine when playing (45:09) - strokes gained (51:58) - what stats you should look at

  • 087: Mike Finney – Translating Physics for Better Scores

    087: Mike Finney – Translating Physics for Better Scores

    In this episode, we are joined by Mike Finney. Mike (@mfinneygolf) is the Director of Golf at the University of Louisville Golf Club. Mike had a successful career as a college golfer at LSU before turning pro and eventually turning to golf instruction. --- Follow us: Twitter - @TournamentCode Instagram - @thetournamentcode YouTube - The Tournament Code Hosted by: Cooper Collins (@coopercollins99) and Daniel Hamrin (@DanielHamrin) Sponsored by: https://puttviewbooks.com/ --- (01:09) - Puttview Books first tee shot (03:10) - golf instruction (07:09) - biomechanics (16:27) - using hands to square face (26:34) - the effect of backswing on rotation (37:29) - playing in tournaments (53:38) - videoing swing (01:00:09) - preferred grip orientation (01:07:10) - steep vs. shallow short game

  • 086: Chris Broadie – The Geniuses at PING

    086: Chris Broadie – The Geniuses at PING

    In this episode, we are joined by Chris Broadie. Chris (@chrisbroadie) is the Head of Fitting Science at PING. Prior to that, Chris graduated from Cornell with a degree in math. Chris is the lead data scientist behind PING ‘s innovative fitting applications: Ballnamic, Webfit, and the My Game Insights platform. --- Follow us: Twitter - @TournamentCode Instagram - @thetournamentcode YouTube - The Tournament Code Hosted by: Cooper Collins (@coopercollins99) and Daniel Hamrin (@DanielHamrin) Sponsored by: https://puttviewbooks.com/ --- (01:09) - Puttview Books first tee shot (02:31) - current role at PING (12:37) - smart fitting (20:10) - Bryson's irons (29:32) - the genesis of Ballnamic (35:49) - the effects of different golf balls (40:18) - why similar balls have different flyer characteristics (48:21) - swing speed improvement (56:33) - background at PING

  • 085: J.C. Deacon – Leading Players to Success

    085: J.C. Deacon – Leading Players to Success

    In this episode, we are joined by J.C. Deacon. J.C. (@realjcdeacon) played college golf and professional golf before moving to coaching. J.C. is the current head coach of the Florida Gators, who won the 2023 National Championship. --- Follow us: Twitter - @TournamentCode Instagram - @thetournamentcode YouTube - The Tournament Code Hosted by: Cooper Collins (@coopercollins99) and Daniel Hamrin (@DanielHamrin) Sponsored by: https://puttviewbooks.com/ --- (01:09) - Puttview Books first tee shot (04:03) - current work from Gators (13:23) - managing on-course momentum (19:59) - Florida's workout program (26:12) - course preparation (33:14) - controlling emotions (40:18) - entry into coaching (47:59) - qualities of recruits (53:36) - NIL in golf