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Ep. 023 - Dawson Armstrong

Dawson Armstrong is a professional golfer who plays on the Korn Ferry Tour. Dawson won his first AJGA start in Nashville and went on to play at Lipscomb University for four years. During his college career, Dawson accumulated 10 victories, including NCAA Regionals medalist honors in 2017. After college, Dawson played on the PGA Tour Canada for two years before earning his Korn Ferry card in 2019 through Q-School.

Dawson was not a highly recruited junior until later in high school, once he had already committed to Lipscomb. Schools that recruited him later included Vanderbilt, Tennessee, and Ole Miss. Despite the offers from other schools, Dawson decided that he wanted to honor his commitment and go to Lipscomb. While there, Dawson knew that he would be able to go out and win a lot of tournaments as long as he didn’t make major mistakes. Once he turned pro, he realized he needed to be more organized and focused to win at a higher level.

One of Dawson’s strongest skills is his putting. However, he has a controversial opinion on it: mechanical practice is overrated. When you’re younger, it can be good in small doses, he said, but in reality you just have to learn to react on the green – not worry about mechanics.

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