Latest Cover Story for GolfWRX

Be sure to check out my latest cover story for GolfWRX called "Mikko Rantanen breaks par to win 2018 Speedgolf World Championships (Winning WITB)".

Mikko Rantanen breaks par to win 2018 Speedgolf World Championships (Winning WITB)


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2018 ISGA World Cup

Took 11th place in the 2018 ISGA World Cup with Midwest Section PGA of America member Garrett Holt on the Shenedoah Course at Turning Stone Resort & Casino for Team USA.

Garrett Holt, PGA and Jaacob Bowden, PGA took 11th place in the 2018 ISGA World Cup for Team USA


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2018 Speedgolf World Championships

Had a nice even par 72 (that included a triple bogey) in my practice round yesterday but struggled today and took 19th place in the Open/Pro division at the 2018 Speedgolf World Championships on the Shenedoah Course at Turning Stone Resort & Casino.

Jaacob Bowden placed 19th at the 2018 Speedgolf World Championships on the Shenedoah Course at Turning Stone Resort & Casino


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2018 US Speedgolf Championships

Took 16th place in the Open/Pro division of the 2018 US Speedgolf Championships at Rome Country Club.

Jaacob Bowden tees off at the 2018 US Speedgolf Championships at Rome Country Club


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In Bandon, Oregon

In Bandon, Oregon from October 24th to 27th.

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5th Place Finish Speedgolf World Championships

Jaacob Bowden makes a putt on his way to a 5th place finish at the 2012 Speedgolf World Championships at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Photo Courtesy - Wood Sabold

Finished 5th at the Speed Golf World Championships at Bandon Dunes from October 18th-21st!

Check out more photos here.

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Golf Club Radio Show Talking 5th Place At Speedgolf World Championships

Jaacob Bowden was a guest on Danielle Tucker's Golf Club Radio Show talking his 5th place finish at the 2012 Speedgolf World Championships

Was a guest on Danielle Tucker’s Golf Club Radio Show in Hawaii.

Here’s the link to listen to the show.

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Speedgolf - 18 Holes In Under An Hour - MyGolfSpy

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Curious to learn about Speed Golf and my experiences at the World Championships?

Then be sure to read my article on MyGolfSpy.com.

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Shooting Par In Less Than An Hour

Jaacob Bowden was invited back to Golf Smarter Podcasts for his 3rd appearance

Got invited to go back for the 3rd time on Golf Smarter Podcasts as a guest for Episode #357.

Show Notes:

"Jaacob Bowden of SwingManGolf.com came in 5th at this year’s Speedgolf World Championships. He hasn’t been in running shape since since High School, but trained for 2 months running the streets of Zurich with a golf bag over his shoulder to prep for this international tournament. He joins host Fred Greene to discuss the elite class of Speed Golf, how to train, the rules, and the benefits to the mental game that comes with playing at a very, very fast pace."

Have a listen to the episode below.


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The Leader - Swing & Sprint

While in St. Louis, it was a nice surprise to open up a local newspaper and find this article in the Leader.

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Eastern Open - Speedgolf

Jaacob Bowden awaits teeing off at the charity event at Kanawah Golf Club in conjunction wtih the Eastern Open

Was in Richmond Virginia from June 26th to July 1st participating as a Pro in a speedgolf event at Kanawah Golf Club in conjunction with the Eastern Open from June 27th-30th in order to raise money for the First Tee of Richmond.

A nice crowd turned up.

Next up on the first tee is me!

More pics from both events are here.

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Return Guest Appearance on Danielle Tucker's Golf Club Radio Show

Jaacob Bowden was a return guest on Danielle Tucker's Golf Club Radio Show

Was invited back as a guest on Danielle Tucker’s Golf Club Radio Show to talk swing speed training and speedgolf.

Here’s a link to the show.

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Episode 8 - Pace of Change Podcast

Many thanks to Dude Spellings and Scott Dawley for having me on Episode 8 of the Pace of Change golf podcast.

Show Notes:

Welcome to Episode 8. Today we’re talking with Jaacob Bowden. It was actually hard to nail down an appropriate title for exactly what it is he does. Let’s just say, in the world of golf, he’s pretty much done it all. Jaacob is someone who understands the value of writing down his goals and plans, and then pursuing them step by step until achieved.
 
Take for example, his goal of becoming a professional golfer. You’d probably guess this was his childhood dream, something he fantasized about since he was a kid. Not exactly. Jaacob was 27 when he got started on this dream. And he was by no means a scratch golfer either. A 14 handicap, someone who admired the single digit player in his foursome. He was quite literally the average golfer. An average golfer with a superhuman belief system and a powerhouse work ethic.
 
His story blossoms from there into a beautiful picture of a late bloomer who falls in love with golf, and turns his love of the game into a budding entrepreneurial career. He’s an out of the box thinker, a swing speed teacher, an accomplished Speedgolfer, a
senior writer for GolfWRX.com, and finally, with the recent release of Sterling Irons®, a golf club innovator. Alright, I’ve said enough. Let’s catch up with Professional Golf Entrepreneur, (hopefully that sums it up), Jaacob Bowden.
 
I hope you enjoy our conversation with Jaacob Bowden. Definitely want to encourage you to check out his swing speed training program. Like he mentioned, most golfers have never done any
swing speed training, and therefore can see massive gains in just a few weeks time. For his unique view on current topics and events in the world of golf, follow him on your social media platforms of choice: he’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

You can listen to the episode below.


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Pre-Event Interview - Pace of Change Podcast - Speedgolf World Championships

Check out my pre-event interview for the Pace of Change Podcast at the 2016 Speedgolf World Championships at The Glen Club in Chicago.

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Speedgolf Can Help Your Game

Jaacob Bowden runs on to the green at the 2012 Speedgolf World Championships at Bandon Dunes

Mark your calendars.

Coming up on April 13 at 1:30 p.m. EST (Masters Saturday), CBS will be airing the Speed Golf World Championships from Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, where yours truly notched up a fifth-place finish.

For those not familiar with the sport, speed golf combines your normal golf score with the amount of time that it takes you to finish the round. For example, if you shoot 85 in 75 minutes, your speed golf score would be 160.

The rules of speed golf are basically the same as regular golf except you are allowed to putt with the flagstick in the hole to save time, and lost balls or out-of-bounds balls are treated more or less as lateral hazards. This was done because it was thought to be too severe of a price to pay to not only be assessed the penalty stroke but also the lost time from having to run back to the place where you played the original shot.

Elite speed golfers can shoot in the 60s and 70s in under an hour. Take a look on YouTube at my friend and fellow speed golfer Christopher Smith as he breaks 70 in less than 54 minutes.


Obviously, speed golf won’t be for everyone. However, there are numerous things that regular golfers could learn from speed golfers to help them play better. One thing in particular that I’d like to bring up in this article is how to control your distances when you are between clubs.

Read more at GolfWRX.com

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World Championship Record Score at Speedgolf World Championship

Tied the championship record for golf score shooting a 72 in 55 minutes 42 seconds using only 6 clubs at the Speedgolf World Championships at Bandon Dunes.

Here’s a little clip of me playing my approach shot in to the 9th hole during the 2nd round.


Click here for some other photos from the event.

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