Golf is, in fact, an individual sport as we know. You live and die by your own shots, and unlike team sports, the win or loss can be correlated directly to one person. This is true in many cases. However, for many of the young players coming up, college golf is a dream come true. Playing for a team is something that should be celebrated and supported whenever possible. Yes, we must always conquer our own demons and continue to improve ourselves, but having the support of others going towards a collective goal can help young players work harder and improve faster.
“My best experience on my college golf team was in 2012 at the Kiawah Island Classic when our team shot 300 for our season – best round. We all got together that morning and made a deal with coach that if we shot 300 or better that we could go visit the Ocean course at Kiawah. That score would also push us into a position to stay in contention for a good finish in the largest tournament in Women’s golf. As a team we knew it was possible and we kept our heads level and played within our abilities. I remember all of us finishing and adding up our scores to a total of 300. It was a great feeling that we all set a team goal but we also individually we went out and fought through the round to hold up our end of a deal to each other,” says Jessica Neese, junior program coordinator of the Precision Junior Academy and former High Point University collegiate golfer.
The Precision PGA Junior Playing League offers more than a structured, less stressful environment for kids to play and compete. It offers an opportunity to see what college golf can be like and what you are really working towards.