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SFPGA Hosts College Seminar for Junior Players

January 11th, 2020

This Saturday the South Florida PGA hosted its annual College Seminar for the SFPGA juniors at Drive Shack in West Palm Beach.  In an effort to help kids along their golf journey, the SFPGA hosts this free event every year to help both players and parents learn the many options that are out there for continuing their golf careers in college. We accomplish this through a panel of college coaches, Professional Golf Management directors, college players, and parents who have been through the process.
This year’s panel included:

Sara Trew- Florida Gulf Coast University Women’s Coach (NCAA I)
Tara McKenna, PGA- Florida Gulf Coast University- Professional Golf Management
Shelley Jahn- Parent of Student- Athletes and Former Junior Tour Members
Judy Dwyer- Lehigh University Former Women’s Coach (NCAA I)
Craig Watson, PGA- Palm Beach Atlantic Men’s and Women’s Coach (NCAA II)
Andy Walker- Lynn University Men’s Coach (NCAA II)
Ellen Breighner- PGA Staff Member and Former Student-Athlete (NCAA I)
Rodger Knick, PGA- Junior Golf Hub 

Topics that were discussed:
  • PGA Golf Management Program
  • Opportunities for PGA Members
  • Standing Out as a Junior Golfer
  • Day in the Life of a College Golfer
  • Class and Practice Schedule
  • Starting the Search Process
  • Parent Involvement and Responsibility
If you have any questions on any topics discussed or how to learn more, please contact Ellen Breighner-
Thank you to Drive Shack for donating the space for the event and for their continued support of the South Florida PGA.