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The Perfect Par

The Perfect Par

By Carter Stroup
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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PGA Tour Player Doc Redman | Season 2 Episode 17

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Nutrition with Benn Fineman | Season 2 Episode 18
Benn Fineman is a fitness instructor and nutrition expert based out of Pennsylvania.  Benn started his fitness career in 2009 mainly working with corporate programs. He always enjoys working with various gyms and small fitness businesses. In 2015, Benn started his own fitness business called Intuitive Roots, where he helps people build the body, grow the mind, and pursue their passions.  Benn currently specializes in functional strength training but began working in nutrition around four years ago. He is currently certified by Precision Nutrition.  You can find him on Instagram here and his website here.
July 13, 2021
PGA Tour Player Doc Redman | Season 2 Episode 17
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!
June 22, 2021
Inside the Ropes with Korn Ferry Tour Player James Nicholas | Season 2 Episode 16
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!
June 1, 2021
What's New with Asher Katz | Season 2 Episode 15
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!
May 26, 2021
Simplicity with Steven Yellin | Episode 14 Season 2
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.
May 18, 2021
Golf Training with Jillian Keeler | Season 2 Episode 13
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!
May 4, 2021
Recent Tournaments With Cooper Jones | Episode 12 Season 2
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!
April 28, 2021
Mental Toughness with Dr. Rob Bell | Season 2 Episode 11
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,, and on social media @drrobbell.
April 20, 2021
Golf and Hockey with Jacob Waddell (Catfish Jake) | Season 2 Episode 10
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:
April 6, 2021
Tournament Recap with Carson "Chubbs" Wilds | Season 2 Episode 9
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. 
March 30, 2021
DECADE with Scott Fawcett | Season 2 Episode 8
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.
March 23, 2021
What's New with Landry Hampton | Season 2 Episode 7
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.
March 16, 2021
The Mental Game with Bhrett McCabe | Season 2 Episode 6
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
March 9, 2021
Everything Golf with Patton Samuels and Bo Maradik | Season 2 Episode 5
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.
March 2, 2021
The Swing with Virgil Herring | Season 2 Episode 4
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!
February 23, 2021
Top 5 Favorite Courses in Tennessee with Tyler Williamson | Season 2 Episode 3
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.
February 16, 2021
PGA Tour Putting with Pat Sellers | Season 2 Episode 2
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.
February 9, 2021
Equipment, PGA Tour Predictions, and Mental Game with Lucas Herring | Season 2 Episode 1
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!
February 2, 2021
Interview with Junior Golf Hub's College Golf Expert Rick Dowling | Episode 12
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. 
December 29, 2020
AJGA Jr Players Champion, David Ford | Episode 11
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.
September 18, 2020
We're Back! | Episode 10
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!
September 10, 2020
Top 5 Ways to Gain Swing Speed | Episode 9
In this episode, Carter and Landry talk about the past two weeks in their golf careers. Landry had tons of tournaments with varying results, and Carter has an injury that has put him out until further notice. They also talk about their top five ways to gain swing speed. Both have great insight to make sure you can start swinging faster. A new segment is on this episode, PGA Tour Player Profile Review. They review Bryson Dechambeau's recent physical transformation and what it means for the game and everyone else on tour. Hit Bombs, Hit Pins, and Make The Perfect Par.  - The Perfect Par is a golf podcast hosted by two competitive junior golfers. Topics on the show include the PGA Tour, their own golf game and career, PGA Tour Player Analysis, Q&A with some of the game's very best golfers, and much more! This podcast is for hackers, scratch players, and everyone in between!  
July 18, 2020
The Top 5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on the Golf Course | Episode 8
In this episode, Carter and Landry discuss the top five biggest mistakes you can make on the golf course. Both Landry and Carter have slightly differing opinions and discuss why they chose what they chose. They also discuss what's happened on the PGA Tour, and talk about their recent tournaments and the state of their game. Hit Bombs, Hit Pins, And Make The Perfect Par!
July 4, 2020
What Tournaments Should You Play and When? Plus The Start of Our Season! | Episode 7
In this episode, Carter and Landry talk about the five different levels of tournament play from PGA Jr. League to AJGA. They both give their experiences and advice on when to play each specific level. Landry and Carter both discussed their first tournaments of the season, and what they learned to ensure their next one is even better. Hit Bombs, Hit Pins, and Make The Perfect Par!
May 30, 2020
What Tees Should You Play From With Rising Star Asher Katz | Episode 6
In this episode, Carter and Landry are joined by rising junior golf star Asher Katz. They both ask Asher many different questions including how often do you practice, what's your favorite course you haven't played, and much more. All three also talk about how many people play from the wrong tees and how to know which tee you should play from. Hit Bombs, Hit Pins, and Make The Perfect Par.
May 7, 2020
QNA With Patton Samuels | Episode 5
In this episode, Carter and Landry are joined by elite junior golfer Patton Samuels. Patton is currently the tenth ranked golfer in the state of Tennessee and holds many tournament titles. Carter and Landry both ask Patton questions about his golf career and how he got to where he is now. Bad haircuts, Tiger VS Phil II, and This or That is just a few of the other topics in this episode. Hit Bombs, Hit Pins, and Make The Perfect Par.
April 29, 2020
The Difference Between You and a Tour Pro | Episode 4
In this episode, Carter and Landry talk about the potential differences between elite golfers and tour pros. There a quite a few myths on why you are not as good as a tour pro but are they true? Find out in today's episode. Hit Bombs, Hit Pins, and Make The Perfect Par.
April 22, 2020
Tournament Talk With Tyler Williamson | Episode 3
In this episode, Carter and Landry are joined by Tennessee junior golfer Tyler Williamson. They ask Tyler how his golf journey has led him to where he is now along with many other questions. Caddies, courses, and tournaments are just a few things discussed in this episode. Hit Bombs, Hit Pins, and Make The Perfect Par.
April 15, 2020
The Coronavirus and How We Are Dealing With It | Episode 2
In this episode, Carter and Landry talk about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the world of golf and their golf game. They also talk about Koepka's new mustache and mulligans, are they good or bad? Hit Bombs, Hit Pins, and Make the Perfect Par.
April 8, 2020
About The Perfect Par | Episode 1
In this episode, Carter and Landry tell everyone about themselves and what they plan to do with The Perfect Par Podcast. They both tell their golf stories and talk about what clubs they will be playing with in 2020.  Hit Bombs, Hit Pins, and Make The Perfect Par.
April 2, 2020