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Scott Golden, also known as the Golden Boy, was considering what to do with the second half of his live.  He was recently divorced and was also interested in a different career path.  Then he found Pickleball and everything changed as he is now a professional Pickleball player and ESPN3 commentator for the Professional Pickleball Association tour.

Show Notes

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Pickleball gave Scott a fresh start in his life and how his motto propelled him in the game
  • The goal he set for himself to achieve his first year of playing Pickleball
  • How Scott went from not having a racquet sports background to playing in tournaments at the 5.0 level
  • What his family thought about the game when hearing about Pickleball
  • Why Scott almost didn’t make it to the U.S. Open and how he ended up with a big break in his career from going to the tournament
  • The advantages of not having a racquet sport background when learning Pickleball
  • What court awareness is and why it is important to your game
  • How live streaming other matches after a loss helped Scott’s Pickleball game

Mentioned in the Show

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Golden Axe Paddle

Scott’s Personal Facebook page

Scott’s Athlete Page – Golden Boy Pickleball

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