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St. Louis Regional Event Results

Monday July 17th Forest Hills C.C.
Future Stars

Kal 31 1st
JT 38 T-2nd
Andrew 38 T-2nd
Reece 42 4th
Owen 43 T-5th
Mason 43 T-5th
Tommy 43 T-5th
Nolan 44 8th
Alex 47 9th

Thursday June 26  Forest Hills C. C.
Future Stars

1st Grant Vineyard
2nd Logan Davis
3rd Darren The

D2
 

1st Kate Nall
2nd Grant Orf
3rd Sophie Nall

D1

1st Will Covington
2nd John DeLuca

July 6 Match Old Hickory
Future Stars

1st - Kal Myers 35
2nd- Zach Jones 48
Andrew Smith 48
JT Armstrong 48
Timmy Powers 4

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USA Junior Golf Championship at Ballyneal Golf Club

The USA Junior championship was held July 11 and 12th, 2017 at Ballyneal Golf Club in Holyoke Colorado.  Boys and girls from around the United States competed in three different age categories: Girls 13-18, Boys 15 and under, and Boys 16 to 18.

All players were treated to a practice round on July 10th followed by an 18-hole putting tournament on the “Commons” putting course.  Prizes were awarded from Callaway Golf for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age category for the putting tournament.

During round one the players were met with light winds and hot weather.  This certainly tested the players that walked the rolling sand dunes that uniquely characterize Ballyneal as a "walking only golf club."  In round two the wind picked up and made play very difficult.  Steady 25-mph winds swept the golf course and made each shot selection and putt a challenge for all.  Congratulations are in order for all players who competed and made the first annual USA Junior Golf Championship at Ballyneal a great success.

Results in each age category are as follows:

Boys 15 and under

1st:  Jacob Kephart
2nd:  Andrew Ricci
3rd:  Hayes Hutton

Boys 16-18

1st.  Cameron Karney
2ndJordan Stagg
3rdHeston Brown

Girls 13-18

1st Abigail Van Cleave
2ndLindsey Howerton
3rdMeagan Brown

The top three finishers in each category also earned exemptions into the Hurricane Junior Tour Championship.

Please visit www.usajrgolf.com for more information on our long term player development program and playing opportunities for our members.

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Springfield Golf & Country Club Joins the USA Junior National Golf Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 9th, 2016

Tom Relf
USA Junior National Golf Team, Director
210.887.5934
tom@usajrgolf.com
www.usajrgolf.com
https://twitter.com/USJrGolfTeam

Josh Tremblay, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Springfield Golf & Country Club
8301 Old Keene Mill Road
Springfield, VA 22152
703.451.8338
joshtremblay@pga.com
www.sgccva.org 

Springfield Golf & Country Club Joins the USA Junior National Golf Program

(SAN ANTONIO, Tex.) – The USA Junior National Golf Team announces its partnership with Springfield Golf & Country Club (Springfield, VA) as a brand new certified USA Junior National Team Training Center.

Beginning in April of 2016, Springfield Golf & Country Club will provide coaching and competitive opportunities to USA Junior National Team members.  Four of the five USA Junior National Team programs –Developmental I and II, Future Stars, Pre-Elite – will be featured. They hope to add Elite Programming later this year. 

“We are excited as an organization to have Josh and his staff conducting our program at Springfield Golf and Country Club” states Tom Relf, USA Junior Golf Team Director.  “Josh, along with other certified USA Junior Golf Team coaches Tyler Bantle, Frank O’Connell and Chris Lebiedz provide the membership at Springfield Golf & Country Club with arguably one of the strongest junior golf player development coaching programs in the nation”. 

Developmental I and II athletes are those who have just begun their competitive journey. Certified USA National Team Coaches will work with each participant to develop the various skills necessary to become a member of the Future Stars Team. Athletes in the developmental program are expected to compete locally in junior golf competitions. Program coaches will assist participants and their parents in choosing appropriate competitive opportunities.

Future Stars teams are for athletes age eleven and older who have displayed a passion for the game and possess experience in competitive golf events. Team members will meet two-to-three times weekly for coaching sessions led by Certified USA National Team coaches and are eligible to participate in regional training camps when space is available.

USA National Team Coaches identify prospective Pre-Elite team members based on their performance in USA National Golf Camps, high school golf competitions, or state and local junior tournaments. These players consistently score in the mid 70s to low 80s. Work ethic and attitude are also important traits. Like Future Stars, Pre-Elite juniors will meet two-to-three times per week with certified coaches and may participate in regional camps.

Selection to the Elite Team is an honor reserved for the most talented, polished, and hard-working individuals.  USA National Team Coaches invite prospective Elite Team members based on their performance in USA National Golf Camps or national junior tournaments. Our Elite Team members enjoy competitive success at the local, state, and national levels. Elite Team members meet two-to-three times weekly throughout each training season, participate in Regional and National training camps, and are eligible to qualify for and compete in Regional and International Team Matches.

USA Junior National Team curriculum and world-class instruction at Springfield Golf & Country Club is an enticing combination for Middle Atlantic players seeking a structured pathway to reach their full potential in golf.  USA Junior National Team members will receive customized technical, tactical, physical and mental training as they transition through the benchmarks of the USA Junior National Team curriculum. 

PGA Head Golf Professional Josh Tremblay and the rest of his Professional Staff are excited to offer this program to the junior golfers at Springfield and in the region. Learn more about the USA Junior National Team, and register for the program at www.usajrgolf.com.

About the USA Junior National Golf Team
 

The USA Junior National Golf Team is an integrated golf development program for juniors of all ages and abilities. USA Junior National Golf Team programs are available at select Certified Training Centers throughout the United States. Leveraging best practices of golf federations around the globe, the comprehensive curriculum provides consistent and structured golf training for juniors through five programs: Developmental I, Developmental II, Future Stars, Pre-Elite, and Elite.  Future Stars, Pre-Elite, and Elite Team members compete regionally and nationally.  Elite team members also compete internationally. To learn more about the USA Junior National Golf Team and programs, visit www.usajrgolf.com.


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BodiTrak Sports Partners With The USA Junior National Golf Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 10th, 2016

Tom Relf
USA Junior National Golf Team, Director
210.887.5934
tom@usajrgolf.com
www.usajrgolf.com
https://twitter.com/USJrGolfTeam

Terry Hashimoto
VP of Business Development
www.boditraksports.com


BodiTrak Sports Joins the USA Junior National Golf Program as the official ground reaction force sensing mats!

(SAN ANTONIO, Tex.)  The USA Junior National Golf Team announces its partnership with BodiTrak as an official supporter of the USA Junior Golf Team.
BodiTrak is excited to announce they are working closely with the USA Junior National Golf Team, and its members to use pressure mapping to maximize the transfer of energy during the swing in the most efficient manner possible.

This technology uses state of the art sensor fabrics from the medical world allowing portable " real world " testing both on and off the golf course.

This, in addition to the pressure information being collected on Ipads and Iphones can be stored in the cloud assuring USA Junior National Team Coaches and players can immediately access their pressure traces that are used to "Quantify Feel" and obtain peak performance in the most effective manner available anywhere today.

The USA Junior National Golf Team training program is pleased to be the first junior golf training programs to offer this exclusively to their team, coaches and players.
In addition, the USA Junior National Team is pleased to draw on the experience accumulated by lead developer Terry Hashimoto who has been travelling North America, working with leading Instructors and tour coaches to help affect immediate change in golf swings by using pressure mapping techniques.
“This relationship with Terry and BodiTraks allows both our players and coaches unparalleled access to Terry’s tremendous knowledge of how to apply this technology to junior golfers regardless of their skill level” says USA Junior Golf Team Director Tom Relf  “The improvements we have seen with our athletes is remarkable with the BodiTrak Tour mat”.  “Our players are able to feel what should happen during their golf swings in a way that was not possible just a few years ago”.  “Ultimately this makes all of our coaches more knowledgeable and valuable to our organization and to our students”.  “This is yet another differentiator for our coaches and players and I am proud to bring BodiTraks and The USA Junior Golf Team together” comments Relf.

“BODITRAK GIVES YOU REAL-TIME DATA ON HOW YOU/YOUR ATHLETE INTERACTS WITH THE GROUND & INSIGHT ON HOW TO IMPROVE”.

USA Junior National Team curriculum and world-class instruction along with BodiTrak Sports is an enticing combination for junior golfers seeking a structured pathway to reach their full potential in golf.  USA Junior National Team members will receive customized technical, tactical, physical and mental training as they transition through the benchmarks of the USA Junior National Team curriculum. 

Developmental I and II athletes are those who have just begun their competitive journey. Certified USA National Team Coaches will work with each participant to develop the various skills necessary to become a member of the Future Stars Team. Athletes in the developmental program are expected to compete locally in junior golf competitions. Program coaches will assist participants and their parents in choosing appropriate competitive opportunities.
Future Stars teams are for athletes age eleven and older who have displayed a passion for the game and possess experience in competitive golf events. Team members will meet two-to-three times weekly for coaching sessions led by Certified USA National Team coaches and are eligible to participate in regional training camps when space is available.

USA National Team Coaches identify prospective Pre-Elite team members based on their performance in USA National Golf Camps, high school golf competitions, or state and local junior tournaments. These players consistently score in the mid 70s to low 80s. Work ethic and attitude are also important traits. Like Future Stars, Pre-Elite juniors will meet two-to-three times per week with certified coaches and may participate in regional camps.
Selection to the Elite Team is an honor reserved for the most talented, polished, and hard-working individuals.  USA National Team Coaches invite prospective Elite Team members based on their performance in USA National Golf Camps or national junior tournaments. Our Elite Team members enjoy competitive success at the local, state, and national levels. Elite Team members meet two-to-three times weekly throughout each training season, participate in Regional and National training camps, and are eligible to qualify for and compete in Regional and International Team Matches.

Learn more about the USA Junior National Team, and register for the program at www.usajrgolf.com.

About the USA Junior National Golf Team
The USA Junior National Golf Team is an integrated golf development program for juniors of all ages and abilities. USA Junior National Golf Team programs are available at select Certified Training Centers throughout the United States. Leveraging best practices of golf federations around the globe, the comprehensive curriculum provides consistent and structured golf training for juniors through five programs: Developmental I, Developmental II, Future Stars, Pre-Elite, and Elite.  Future Stars, Pre-Elite, and Elite Team members compete regionally and nationally.  Elite team members also compete internationally. To learn more about the USA Junior National Golf Team and programs, visit www.usajrgolf.com.
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Young golfer hits links, brings home hardware

Kailey Kleinatland is 9 years old, and she already loves golf.

Besides practicing and playing, she loves what comes afterward.

“The fun part is you get trophies,” she said.

Kailey Kleinatland took up golf when she was 7. Two years later, she has a shelf full of trophies and is a member of the USA Junior Team program. (Photo courtesy of Howard Kleinatland)

Not everyone wins trophies when they hit the links, but not everyone has Kleinatland’s skills.

In just two years, the Lutz resident has won tournaments at places like Westchase Golf Club, Carrollwood Country Club, Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club, Belleair Country Club and Crescent Oaks Country Club.

And her prospects are looking even better since she has been accepted into the USA Junior Team program.

Read more at Laker / Lutz News

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USA Junior National Golf Team Members Win 1st Place Medals

The US Kids Golf Tour recently held their event at Tapitio Springs Resort in Boerne, Texas.

Fair Oaks Ranch Junior National Team Members Josiah Gonzalez and Jacklyn Gonzalez each won their respective age divisions. Josiah, a Fair Oaks Future Star Team member, fired 80 over the 18 hole hill country resort course. Fair Oaks Developmental II Team member, Jacklyn had a solid round of 44 on the front nine to secure her first place medal. Congratulations Josiah and Jacklyn!

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ANNIKA Academy Certified as Florida’s First USA Junior National Golf Team Training Center

The USA Junior National Golf Team announces the certification of the ANNIKA Academy as Florida’s first USA Junior National Team Training Center.

Beginning in April 2014, Annika Sorenstam’s boutique golf instruction and fitness school will provide coaching and competitive opportunities to USA Junior National Team members.  Two of the five USA Junior National Team programs – Future Stars and Pre-Elite – will be featured.

“One of our Academy’s cornerstones is training the next generation of collegiate and professional golfers,” says Annika, winner of 10-major championships and 89 professional tournaments during her Hall-of-Fame career. “Our Academy team is unmatched when it comes to making practice productive and fun for juniors, and takes great pride in helping them achieve their goals on and off the course. We’re excited to add the USA National Junior Team to our esteemed collection of training partners, as it shares a similar mindset.”

Future Stars teams are for athletes age eleven and older who have displayed a passion for the game and possess experience in competitive golf events. Team members will meet two-to-three times weekly for coaching sessions led by Certified USA National Team coaches and are eligible to participate in regional training camps when space is available.

USA National Team Coaches identify prospective Pre-Elite team members based on their performance in USA National Golf Camps, high school golf competitions, or state and local junior tournaments. These players consistently score in the mid 70s to low 80s. Work ethic and attitude are also important traits. Like Future Stars, Pre-Elite juniors will meet two-to-three times per week with certified coaches and may participate in regional camps.

Tweet it! @ANNIKAAcademy partners with @USJrGolfTeam to advance US Junior National Golf Team and programming in the US

USA Junior National Team curriculum and world-class instruction at Orlando’s ANNIKA Academy is an enticing combination for Central Florida players seeking a structured pathway to reach their full potential in golf.  Future Stars and Pre-Elite team members will receive customized technical, tactical, physical and mental training as they transition through the benchmarks of the USA Junior National Team curriculum.

“Building a National Team in the United States is long overdue, and there is no better partner than ANNIKA Academy,” said Tom Relf, Director of the USA Junior National Golf Team.  “As a member of the Swedish National Team from 1987 to 1992, Annika has experienced the unique benefits of training and competing in a structured development program.  Her passion for junior golf is undeniable, and we welcome the team at the ANNIKA Academy to our growing list of Certified Training Centers.”

Learn more about the USA Junior National Team, and register for the program at www.usajrgolf.com.

For more information about the ANNIKA Academy: www.theannikaacademy.comTheTeam@TheAnnikaAcademy.com, 888.266.4522.

About the ANNIKA Academy
The ANNIKA Academy is a state-of-the-art, “boutique” golf school at Orlando’s Reunion Resort. It opened in 2007 as a way for Annika to share her passion for golf, fitness and nutrition. Annika’s personal team of coaches expertly relays simple techniques to help players of any age, gender or skill level reach their full potential. The Academy’s ELITE Training Program and official partnerships with the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) and Symetra Tour make it the epicenter for training the next generation of collegiate and professional golfers. It is also a Certified Callaway Performance Center offering custom club fitting and video swing analysis. Other Academy highlights include a modern fitness facility, conference room and full-service locker rooms. Individualized golf instruction, personalized fitness and nutrition programs, custom corporate packages, and opportunities to play with Annika make it the place to learn her proven “Winning Approach.”

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