The Ryder Cup Junior Academy will return to PGA Village this summer, inspired by past United States Ryder Cup Team Captains to provide aspiring players an opportunity to experience an elite player development academy.
Two juniors have been selected to represent the South Florida PGA Section at this year’s event; Robert Butler of Estero, and Katelin Glass of Lake Worth. “We are proud to have Robert and Katelin representing our section,” said Junior Golf and Special Events Coordinator, Meredith Schechter. “They are both members of our Junior Tour, straight A students, and hard workers who are dedicated to improving their golf games. This will be a great experience to meet juniors and instructors from all over the country and grow as individuals.”
The academy will be held July 1-8, at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla., where the inaugural event in 2011 attracted 70 participants. The initiative celebrates the passion of the Ryder Cup, and is intended to inspire participants to achieve greatness and to improve their lives through the game of golf. The academy focuses on playing and competing in both stroke and match-play formats.
“We are looking forward to another memorable year to help to develop the next generation of players who will lead our great game,” said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. “The Ryder Cup Junior Academy was an incredible experience in 2011, where junior golfers were able to learn from some of golf’s greatest names including Billy Casper, Lanny Wadkins, and Dow Finsterwald, as well as top PGA Professionals from across the country.”
The 2012 session will also feature a selection of past U.S. Ryder Cup Captains and team members.
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