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Ep. 007 - Austin Squires

Austin Squires is a professional golfer who played college golf at the University of Cincinnati. As a freshman, his stroke average was 76. As a sophomore and junior, he improved his stroke average to 71.92 and 71.91, respectively, and won the Firestone Invitational both years. As a senior, his stroke average was 70.62, which is a school record. Austin also made it to the quarterfinals of the US Am in 2018 and 2019, where, in 2019, he beat #1 seed Brandon Wu in the first round of match play after getting into match play through a 27 for 3 playoff. As a professional golfer, Austin has played on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica and currently plays on the PGA Tour Canada.

While at Cincinnati, Austin made a large improvement in scoring, as noted above. He attributes this growth to Doug Martin, Cincinnati’s coach. Doug used to play on the PGA Tour and has multiple wins. Doug helped show Austin how to properly chart out a course, use his yardage book, and aim the proper amount away from pins.

For the past two years, Austin has dealt with hip and back injuries. As a result, he stopped working out, but he noticed that his strength and performance had been hindered. He started working with a trainer who understood the issues he was facing. Together, they put together a plan that allowed him to lengthen and strengthen his muscles, resulting in more clubhead speed and better durability while traveling.

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