The journey of a golf social-media influencer (and 11 handicap)
Blair Wheeler is not a PGA Tour pro, coach, sports psychologist or fitness professional. He's a guy like us – a regular dude working on his golf game – except there is one difference: Wheeler is what is known as a “golf influencer." He makes part of his living working with brands such as PXG and top-notch golf coaches. He also cozies up to PGA Tour pros not only to play some golf, but also to see their workout routines. He does all of this, despite carrying a handicap index of 11.2.
In this episode, host Jeff Pelizzaro chats with Wheeler about his journey, just like many of us, to become the golfer that he wants to be while also having a job and kids. What are the things that we can do to go from a 20 to a 10 handicap? Watch the video above, or hit the link here to listen. And look for more new episodes of "18STRONG" coming soon to the Morning Read Podcast Network.
Highlights from this episode
- The different hats he wears as a golf influencer, from content creator to podcast personality, and what led him down this path and journey to document how he is improving his fitness and golf game and condensing the volumes of knowledge from amateurs and professionals alike.
- His experience in utilizing a crossfit-style workout for his golf game, what he likes to incorporate from the crossfit realm and how he takes out what doesn’t serve his current fitness goals. He also talks on how he focuses on being a better athlete and fit person first and lets the golf-specific things fall in line behind that goal.
- What his golf game looks like, how he manages his time between golfing for fun and golfing for work, and the benefits of getting a professional club fitting.
- What his ideal round of golf looks like, his goals for 2021, how his golf content has taken him around the U.S. and to Portugal and what advice he can give regarding how he lowered his handicap from 20 to 11.