5 Under with Roger Knick

5 Under with Roger Knick

The 5 Under podcast was created by Roger Knick, founder of JuniorGolfHub.com and The Golf Performance Center. Listen as he shares stories that have inspired him. It’s about creating discussion around junior golf, people, education, motivation, philosophy and action toward one’s dreams. Be inspired and enjoy your journey!


May 13, 2020 28 min

Episode 11 of 5 Under with Roger Knick he speaks with CT's very own Paladino Brothers, Cody and Brent as well as Junior Golf Hub's Rick Dowling to chat about their junior golf journeys, the state of amateur golf in Connecticut and their advice for juniors looking to play at the next level.

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Parenting competitive junior athletes is no easy task, especially when trying to balance a career. In this episode, Roger interviews Maria VanDerLaan who provides helpful insight and guidance based on her experience as the mother to three athletes, including John VanDerLaan, Korn Ferry Tour Member and former Elite Academy Member at The Golf Performance Center. 

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In this episode, Roger discusses the state of junior golf with Mark Oskarson, Chief Operating Officer at The American Junior Golf Association.

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Roger interviews Junior Golf Hub's Rick Dowling about the state of golf and recent NCAA announcements, all in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In this episode, Roger dives deep into Dennis’ journey from accomplished amateur to renowned coach and mentor at The Golf Performance Center. The years in between included a match play victory over Tiger Woods, an all-American collegiate career, time spent playing professionally and even a stint on Wall Street. Together, they uncover Dennis' story as a true embodiment of the 5 Elements of Success. Tune in to learn how the 5 Ele...

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Roger Knick’s parents told him to “rub some dirt on it and keep going” when he got hurt or faced obstacles as a kid. It’s a sentiment that still drives him today and the inspiration for this episode.

Anyone who’s working on their own success story understands grit, perseverance and gratitude.  If you’re interested in Angela Duckworth's research showing that grit is a significant predictor of success, you’ll be especially intrigu...

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Tyler Campbell is Director of Performance at The Golf Performance Center in Ridgefield, CT. In this episode, he and Roger Knick, founder of GPC, discuss Tyler's journey to becoming an industry leader in the golf performance space, why focusing on performance is critical to junior golfers' success and who inspires him.  Listen as Roger gets to the heart of what makes Tyler stand out as a coach and influencer.

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What are college golf coaches really looking for when seeking top talent? In this episode, host Roger Knick uncovers what piques the interest of Dave Pezzino, Coach of the UCONN Men’s Golf team.  Full of helpful hints and advice, it’s a must listen for parents and athletes on the road to playing college golf.

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Roger sits down with the Founder & Executive Director of Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, Mario Conte, to talk all things junior golf. Their discussion focuses on how organizations like the HJGT and JGH are bringing golf to the masses and some of the common points of frustration junior golfers and their parents deal with - and how to avoid them and enjoy the journey!

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On the inaugural episode listen to Roger Roger interviews GPC Elite Academy Alum and Korn Ferry tour member John VanDerLaan.

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