Junior Players Golf Academy

Texas Longhorn Junior Girls’ Golf Camp

June 20 - 24, 2015

The Texas Longhorn Junior Girls’ Golf Camp is designed to meet the needs of junior golfers of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to improve your game and provide a safe, fun, summer camp atmosphere. Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, we play our golf at the UT Golf Club and we spend our nights at the beautifully remodeled Castilian housing facility on the campus of UT. Each day, campers receive individual and group skill instruction covering putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, full swing, and fitness before heading out on the course where they are able to practice their new skills and work on course management.

Our evenings are filled with scavenger hunts, swimming, bowling, talent shows and more! Every summer our camp staff includes LPGA pros, college coaches, and personal golf instructors who will give you the tools to take your game to the next level.

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    We Are Now Listing Class of
    2015 Spring Signees!

Are you a 2015 Spring signee? Send us a copy of page 1 of your National Letter of Intent (NLI) by Email or by (FAX) 804-527-0834. Select "More..." below to see our complete listing.

Junior Boys
  • Kyle Berkshire - North Texas
  • Blaine Hale - Oklahoma
  • Will Hurt - Carson-Newman (D-II) 
  • Blake Smith - Western Kentucky
  • Trenton Warner - Occidental College (D-III)
 
Junior Girls
  • Emma Albrecht - Notre Dame
  • Hannah Solesbee - Carson-Newman (D-II)
  • Abigail Irwin - Indiana State
  • Sophia Frantz - Eastern University (D-III)
  • Jessica Reinecke - Wisconsin

As of today, we have received and posted over 950 Signees!

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Making Practice Count

Matt Brown - Mike Bender Golf Academy

As a vital component to our full-time Junior Elite Program at the Mike Bender Golf Academy, practicing smart can make the difference between progressing toward your goals in an efficient and timely manner verses spinning your wheels and wasting your time on the practice tee. What should you practice? How long and why? All great questions for the amateur, junior, and professional player alike.

At the MBEGA we make it our goal to help all of our students understand what and when to practice. In fact, we have broken it down into a science; a science that involves specific assessments and test performed at various times of the year for each of our Elite junior golfers.

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Get Ready. Take Aim. Fire.

The Mental Game by Michael Riggs

Sloooow play isn’t only frustrating, it is also unnecessary. The best news is that quickening your play will lower your scores.

I work with talented amateur and professional golfers on a daily basis, helping each to think and play more effectively. They come to me for a variety of reasons: to improve their confidence, to better their tournament mindset, to learn to “get in the present”, to move from a great practice player to a skilled competitor, to reduce their competitive anxiety, or to learn to recover and stay mentally focused after a poor hole.

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Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA)

Sydney Colwill wins Tuscon Spring Classic

The Tucson Conquistadores Spring Classic, one of the annual highlights on the JGAA’s schedule, teed off for the 23rd time April 18-19 featuring 117 of Arizona’s best junior golfers (boys and girls) ages 8-18 competing in the tournament. Silverbell Golf Course hosted Saturday’s round, and Tucson National Golf Resort (Catalina Course) hosted the final round on Sunday.

In the Girls Division, Colwill finished the first round at Silverbell Golf Course with a five-over-par 75. She would right the ship the next day in dramatic fashion with a three-under-par 70 at Tucson National’s Catalina Course, carding four birdies, three bogeys and an eagle along the way. She finished two strokes clear of Scottsdale’s Elizabeth Caldarelli who also finished strong after a rocky first round 77 with a final-round, three-under 70. Colwill, an 18-years-old senior at Ironwood Ridge High School, played in two events this season with her best result coming in the Thunderbird Invitational where she finished in second place.

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How Do College Golf Scores Compare to Junior Golf Scores?

Article by John Brooks

It’s common for junior golf families to research college golf tournament results and, based on that information, determine which teams their son or daughter could ultimately play for. While this strategy makes sense on the surface, I would suggest further analysis before making any conclusions on which teams are potential “best fits.”

Is a score of 75 in a junior golf tournament comparable to a score of 75 in a college golf tournament? I ask this question of college golf coaches whenever I have the opportunity and always appreciate their perspective.

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Tour Events

FCG - 3rd Annual Pacific Northwest Championship
April 25 - 26, 2015

Trusted Choice Big I Qualifier- Washington
June 20 - 21, 2015

RMJGT - Firecracker 200
July 1 - 3, 2015

RMJGT - July 4th 3-Day Event at Hawk's Prarie
July 3 - 5, 2015

FCG - International Junior Golf Championship
July 6 - 8, 2015

FCG - 6th Annual Cobra Puma World Championship
July 20 - 22, 2015

AAU 2015 Golf National Championship
July 23 - 26, 2015

Do you want to play golf in college?

What are you doing to make yourself standout amongst junior golfers in your grad year?

  • Do you want a college coach to know how to contact you?
  • Did you know that 100 times a month coaches look at the profiles here on the Scoreboard?
  • Do you want them to put you on their “watch” list?
  • Do you have tournaments that you play that coaches don’t know about like qualifiers and high school events?
  • Do you have accomplishments outside of golf you are proud of and want to share?

If you own A Golf and Academic Resume with the Junior Golf Scoreboard, you will be steps ahead of your competitors who are competing for those limited college golfing scholarships. For Grad Years 2015 & 2016 junior golfers, now is the time to let college coaches know you want to play college golf. Coaches are watching! Click Here to learn more about this great tool!

And click the More . . . link below to see the list of 2014 Grad Year Resume owners and the colleges they are attending.

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Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Championship Fitness by Kelly Shobe

With increased demands on time, young golfers want to workout quickly but keep their cardiorespiratory endurance at optimal efficiency. High Intensity Interval Training involves alternating between very intense bouts of exercise and low intensity exercise, preferably at a 1:4 interval ratio for beginners. So jog at a moderate intensity for 60 seconds then sprint for 15 seconds (complete 10 times) but only once or twice a week to increase anaerobic and aerobic capacities.

Read about the benefits of improving your cardiorespiratory endurance in my article by selecting "More..." below.

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